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County nixes Economic Development Council idea


By Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer
Tempers flared at the county
courthouse annex April 7 after
county commissioners split 3-
2 in voting down a resolution to
create an economic development
council.
Commissioners Smokey
Parrish, Bevin Putnal and Noah
Lockley voted against the plan
introducedby Commissioner Pinki
Jackel after consultation with


County Attorney
Michael Shuler.
Commissioner
Cheryl Sanders
supported the
motion.
Jackel, Parrish
and County
PINKI Planner Alan
JAKELI Pierce all said the
decision to torpedo
an economic
development council (EDC), after
a vote two months ago in favor of


the idea, came as a surprise.
"I expected the vote to be 4-to-
1 in favor of the resolution," said
Parrish.
Michael Moron, secretaryto the
board of county commissioners,
initially announced the vote was
three for the resolution and two
against, but Lockley corrected
him saying, "I am opposed too."
Sanders then angrily
questioned the correctness of the
procedure, apparently believing
that Putnal and Lockley had


changed their votes after Parrish
opposed the motion.
"You can't do that," she told
Putnal and Lockley.
Sanders asked Shuler what
should be done.
"I don't know, I've never been
in this situation," he said, before
suggesting Moron poll the board.
Sanders said she was in favor of
the measure and Parrish, Putnal
and Lockley all voted no.
"I don't need to be polled," said
Jackel. "My opinion was clear."


It does not appear Lockley
and Putnal changed their votes,
although not everyone in the
meeting room heard their first
statements of opposition. Several
witnesses said they heard Lockley
and Putnal mutter votes shortly
after Parrish, and then restate
them more clearly when questions
were raised.
Moron said that on the
recording made of the hearing,

See COUNCIL A3


County's bed tax


numbers stable


Library purchase of Pierce home in doubt


Story and photo by David Adlerstein
Times City Editor

A plan putforth by the Apalachicola Municipal
Library board, to expand the library into an
adjacent house owned by former Mayor Alan
Pierce, has met with significant opposition.
Four members of the Board of Adjustment
said no to the idea Monday evening, after
hearing from four members of the public, all of
whom spoke out against the plan.
"Our issue here is keeping the residential
neighborhood alive," said Apalachicola business
owner Jerry Hall, who first spoke out against
the plan at the city commission meeting April
7.
Hall brought up previous city decisions to
restrict the expansion of commercial uses
into residential zones, such as when they
nixed an idea 15 years ago to allow the former
Catholic convent to be transformed into a bed-
and-breakfast, and since then disallowed or
curtailed other beds-and-breakfasts.
Also speaking up at that time was sailboat
captain Jerry Weber, who also was against the
idea, mentioning that it would take revenue-
producing property off the tax rolls and make it
the financial responsibility of the city.
Pierce has offered to sell to the city the
century-old, 2,300 square foot house and two
lots, at 87 Avenue D behind the library. The
city commission last month voted unanimously
to have City Attorney Pat Floyd begin talks
with Pierce, and his real estate agent, Shaun
Donahoe. On the table is Pierce's willingness
to sell for $350,000, below his asking price of
$479,000.
Library board member Susan Clementson
and Lynn Wilson, chair of the Patrons of the
Apalachicola Library, had both backed the plan
before city commissioners. The library would
use the Pierce property for its main collection
and a separate children's room.
But, since conversion to a library use
requires a special exception as the land is zoned
residential, the matter had to come before the
board of adjustment.
Joining Hall in opposition Monday evening
was Dixie Partington, Beverly Connors and


Above, Betty Webb, Apalachicola city
administrator, left, and George Coon, a
design consultant with Lucas Associates
architects,, hold up a drawing of how the
former Apalachicola High School might be
altered once the city takes over. Preliminary
plans will be introduced at the Apalachicola
Community Pride committee meeting at
6 p.m. Thursday, April 16 at City Hall in
Battery Park.

June Dosik, who raised issues regarding
the slow erosion of the character of the quiet
residential neighborhood.
Dosik said traffic down Avenue D, and noise
from the delivery trucks at the Piggly Wiggly,
are both ongoing problems for the area which
would only be exacerbated by the library
expansion.
The plan's backers have said there is
sufficient parking space for about 20 cars, and
have suggested the city might close off an alley
to accommodate the project.
"Once the city owns the property, you really
don't have control over what happens down the
road," said Hall.
The citizens' arguments held sway with
all four board of adjustment members at the
meeting, chairman Jeff Hewell and Beverly
Hewitt, Dieter Ambos and Pastor David
Walker, as all voted against granting the special
exemption.
The planning and zoning board meeting
that followed did not have a quorum and did
not formally take up the board of adjustment's
recommendation on the special exception
request. City Administrator Betty Webb said
the special exception request had not been
advertised on a timely basis and so, while the
matter could be discussed, the public would
need additional notice if it were to be voted on.
As it turned out, the vocal opposition from
neighbors appears to have seriously harmed
the project's chances.
Planning and zoning member Tom Daly
said he had spoken with Denise Roux, chair
See LOST CAUSE? A6


If bed tax collection
numbers are any
indication, Franklin
County's tourism industry
appears to be holding
its own in the country's
current economic market.
According to the
most recent Tourist
Development Council
collections report, bed
tax collections for the
beginning of 2009 show a
marginal increase over
last year, up from $22,911
in Jan. 2008 to $22,960 in
Jan. 2009.
Bed tax collection
figures are not yet available
for February and March of
2009.
This is the secondmonth
in a row bed tax numbers
appear to be at least
holding steady. Figures
from Dec. 2008 are also up
from Dec. 2007 figures a
slight increase reflected in
the county year-end bed
tax collections totals.
In 2008, Franklin County
bed tax collections totaled
$771,952, up nearly $3,000
over 2007 year end totals of
$769,110.


Tourism officials are
cautiously optimistic.
"The tourism industry
here in Franklin County
is holding up well,
particularly considering
the overall economy,"
said TDC chairman
Helen Spohrer. "We hope
to continue to promote
our area as a unique and
affordable destination for
eco-tourism adventures."
That sentiment is
echoed from others in the
vacation rental industry.
"Our 2008 vacation rental
revenues are up over 2007,
and 2007 was a record year
for us," said Sam Gilbert,
general manager of St.
George Island's Suncoast
Vacation Rentals.
Gilbert said that while
real estate sales may
be slower, the vacation
rental market is strong.
"People may not be willing
to purchase but they still
want the beach experience,
even if it's short term
vacations," he said.
A trend he has noticed
See BED TAX A5


Seahawk football opts

for the Wright stuff


By Brad Milner
Florida Freedom
It was with mixed
emotions that Josh
Wright took the first steps
toward a lifelong dream.
The Mosley physical
education instructor and
assistant coach
recently accepted
the position of head
football coach at
Franklin County
School. His hiring
was approved by
the Franklin County
School Board on
April 9. J
Wright, 39, will WR
continue to teach
physical education at
Franklin County and will
be paid a supplement for
his head coaching duties.
He said last week that
he will remain on staff at
Mosley through the end of
the current school year. He
will spend time on campus
at Franklin County for
spring football practice,
which begins May 1.
"I'm happy to be a
Seahawk," Wright said.
"I'm excited to get down
there and begin to put
together a successful


program."
Wright is well aware of
the challenge ahead. The
Seahawks failed to win a
game under Coach Bill
Sharp in 2007 and Coach
Jimmy Johnson in 2008.
Prior to then, Franklin
County's combined schools
of Carrabelle
and Apalachicola
also failed to gain
traction in a sport
dominated in the
area by neighboring
Port St. Joe.
The Tiger Sharks
also feature a
OSH former Perry Brown
RIGHT assistant in Vern
Barth. Wright said
their familiarity creates
a natural rivalry, one in
which he hopes turns the
Seahawks' way in the near
future.
Wright credited Brown,
the head coach at Mosley,
and his staff for preparing
him for this day.
"I didn't want to apply
for a head position until
I was totally ready in all
phases," Wright said. "I
wanted to be sure I had
everything it took to be a

See WRIGHT A7


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Thursday, April 16, 2009


On the hunt for Easter eggs...


Lafayette Park egg hunt

draws young and old


Photos by LOVE CENTER MEDIA I Special to The Times
Lafayette Park was full of excitement when,
at top left, Jaffa Frye took second place
at the egg hunt with 47 eggs, and third
place went to Terry "TJ" Quinn, for 45. At
middle left, there's nothing more exciting
than finding a blue egg hidden under
a green shrub at an Easter egg hunt. At
bottom left, Chanelle Ducker found the
silver egg and received bucks for her
success. At top right, Jamal Robinson, with
the help of mom, Tanicia Pugh, found the
golden egg and thus won a gold bike,
donated by Ace Hardware.


Nearly 1,000 eggs were
hidden at the Croom's Caring
for Community and Love Center
Children Ministry's annual
Easter Egg Hunt this past
Saturday.
"Everyone is a winner,
because everyone found eggs,"
said Pastor Sheila Martin, the
events coordinator.
At 10 a.m. prompt, it was
on your mark, get set, go! The
very young (toddlers) to the
young at heart (big sisters,
brothers, aunties, uncles, and
grandparents) all took off,
scattering Lafayette Park,
searching in the bushes, in the
hedges, in the trees and in the
grass, eggs were all over the
place. Boiled eggs and plastic
eggs filled with money, candy
and prizes were the hunted prey
of the day.
Finally, all the eggs had found
their home in someone's basket
or bag, even the silver egg was
found by Channel Ducker, hidden
under the down side of the see-
saw, on the east side of the park.
No one had found the golden
egg. Where was it? "Since the
silver egg is down here, then the
gold egg must be down there,"
some one shouted. Many took
off in that direction while others
continued to search where they
were.
The first clue was it was not
on the waterside. Every one
shifted to the opposite section of
the park. Where was it?
"Everyone is cold," shouted
Martin, the only person who
knew where it was located. "It's
at eye level and below" was
the next clue given after what
seemed hours, but really was


about 10 minutes. People spread
out.
"Some people are warm
now" everyone looked to see
what direction the "warm
somebodies" were. They were
on the far west end of the
park. Everyone took off in that
direction.
"Oh someone is sure to find
it now," Mrs. Sheila said. Still no
one found it for a long time.
"Do you have to dig?"
someone asked.
"No, you just have to hunt"
she said.
"This is an egg hunt" she
chuckled. "I could see people
walk over and around it, but no
one looked down."
When finally, Tanicia Pugh
and her son, Jamal Robinson,
looked down and there it was,
the golden egg, hidden in one of
the park's barrier logs.
The hunt was finally over with
the most eggs (54 eggs) found
by a visiting family. Second place
(47 eggs) went to Jaffa Frye and
third place (45 eggs) to Terry
"TJ" Quinn.
Golden egg winner, Jamal
Robinson, was the recipient of a
beautiful gold bike, donated by
Ace Hardware and secured by
Harold and Shirley Byrd.
Thank you to everyone who
bought, colored, filled, hid and
found the eggs, to John Croom
for helping to make this annual
event possible and to everyone
who participated in any way.
"An egg-cellent time was had
by all. It is all about creating
memories for our children,
somebody did it for us, we've
got to do it for them" said Sheila
Martin.


Photos by LOIS SWOBODA I The Times
Mason Moses, left, Brandon Taranto and Ethan
Moses, right, of Apalachicola, created baskets
from used paint cans at the Sheriff's hunt.


A bubble machine was
the hit of the day at
the Sheriff's Easter egg
hunt


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painting booth with an
Easter bat adorning his
cheek.


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COUNCIL from pare Al


both initial no votes are
clearly audible, in addition to
the votes stated louder a few
moments later.

What was the EDC?
According to Jackel's
resolution, the EDC would
have been an advisory board
to the commission regarding
economic development
programs, projects and
issues. It would have
made recommendations
pertaining to new legislation,
or changes to existing
legislation, and would have
been empowered to seek
state, federal and foundation
grant money or corporate
donations to support its
projects.
Outlined in the proposal
are six strategies, which
include assisting existing
firms in staying competitive,
advancing education
opportunities to help the
county's work force stay
competitive, attracting new
employers, encouraging
new business formation,
enhancing participation
in revolving loan funds,
and increasing assistance
from the public and private
sectors.
"Michael (Shuler) and
I started with some basic
ideas and we chose what
we thought would fit in with
what the board wanted,"
said Jackel, in a telephone
interview April 10. "I knew
from our discussions in the
board meetings that they did
not want a body with all of
these powers. I said from the


beginning that I wanted this
to be a very inclusive board,
a think tank of great ideas. I
tried to be as inclusive as I
could be but make it as open
and simple as possible."
The EDC would have
comprised between 18 and 25
citizens representing major
organizations across the
county. All representatives
would have been county
residents, and each
commissioner would have
chosen two representatives
from his or her district.
Other groups
represented on the board
would have included Gulf
Coast Community College,
Gulf Coast Workforce,
Weems Memorial Hospital,
the cities of Carrabelle and
Apalachicola, the county's
Seafood Task Force and
SeafoodWorkersAssociation,
Tourism Development
Council, both chambers
of commerce, Board of
Realtors, school board,
Apalachicola Riverkeeper,
ApalacheeRegionalPlanning
Counsel and the Governor's
Office of Tourism, Trade and
Economic Development.
The EDC was to be
chaired by a non-voting
liaison from the commission,
a position for which Jackel
was chosen at the Feb. 3
commission meeting.
She said
recommendations by the
EDC would have been
reviewed by a five-member
executive subcommittee,
composed of five of the
district representatives


chosen by commissioners.
The subcommittee
would have presented
recommendations to the
commission. All donated
funds would have been spent
only with prior approval
from the commission.
Jackel voiced her
anger and frustration in
a statement released the
afternoon of the meeting
regarding what she termed
"the bizarre events of
today's undoing of exploring
economic opportunities.
"Why would the final
resolution of the EDC fail
at this particular meeting?"
she said. "Why denied
today, when the previous
vote to establish the council
was unanimous? It is
unimaginable to think that
in these economic times
commissioners would vote
against something that
could have helped people
go back to work. Especially
is this true for some of those
365 people that do not have
jobs and find themselves at
the brink, hoping for hope."
"There is no legitimate


reason for the commission
to deny the formation of
an economic development
council. Are commissioners
more concerned about their
own political agendas than
they are the well-being of
the entire county?" Jackel
asked.
She declined to speculate
whether last week's move
meant an end to the creation
of an EDC.
'Ask the three
Commissioners who voted
no," she said. "Then ask
these same commissioners
why Franklin County is the
only county in the Apalachee
Region without an EDC and
one of a few in the entire
state of Florida which does
not have an economic
development council."

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executive director

Although Jackel said
the board supported her
unanimously during earlier
discussions of the EDC,
Lockley was absent from


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the Jan. 20 meeting due
to President Obama's
inauguration and did not
weigh in on the idea. It
was at that meeting that
the commission voted 4-0
to have Jackel and Shuler
"pursue the formation of
an Economic Development
Council," following a motion
by Jackel and seconded by
Sanders.
There were some early
signs the commission did
not fully support the creation
of an EDC.
During the Feb. 3
discussion, Parrish said he
was in favor of economic
development in the county
but warned the county
would have a lot of logistical
battles to overcome before
forming an EDC. He cited
bad economic times and
lack of infrastructure in the
county as hindrances to
economic development.
Itwasalsoatthe February
meeting that Jackel said she
favored hiring an executive
director to head the EDC,
an idea that Parrish strongly
opposed. Prior to Tuesday's


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would not be funds for a
director at this time but that
funds might be available in
the future.
The conflict over the
director's position surfaced
again after the proposal
failed. "This was not about
a job for nobody," said
Sanders. "It was about what
is good for all of the people
of Franklin County."
Jackel said this week a
"false rumor" that the EDC
was being created to create
a job for former State Rep.
Will Kendrick contributed to
the defeat.
"I believe whoever was
not in favor of this circulated
that rumor, that this was
about Will Kendrick getting
a job, and that's just not
true," she said. "We don't
have any county funding,
there's no job to be had. It's
all strictly volunteer.
"I certainly did not have
anyone in mind. It would
have been for whoever
wanted to apply," Jackel

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Thursday, April 16,2009


To fit in with


locals, learn


the vocals

Let me say this at the outset. I love tourists,
and I love the people who move here. We have our
difficulties, but, for the most part, it is a symbiotic
relationship.
Apalachicola, from its inception, welcomed
outsiders and opened its arms to most anybody from
anywhere. We are talking more than Yankees here.
We had Greeks, Italians, Irish and African-Americans.
Now our Hispanic population is
growing, and we are the better for it.
OK, some of us are considered
locals because our families have been
here a hundred years or so. Still, there
are many newcomers who want to
plug in and be part of the community
without changing everything so that it
is like "back home." They love it here
RED WHITE and want to fit.
RED WHITE I have a few tongue-in-cheek
AND ROUX suggestions.
Denise Roux As I mentioned last month in my
admonishment to tourists, don't stop at
the blinking light at the Grill Corner in Apalachicola.
It truly is a left turn right-of-way. Just plunge ahead.
You are in line first.
Next, the local English teacher (me) takes you to
pronunciation. Oyster is said oyshter. There is a soft
"sh" sound found in the middle of the word. Please
don't be a Yankee and insist on the hard sibilant "s."
And while we are on the subject of oysters, here
are a few pointers. Locals know to ask if the oysters
are fresh. That means without natural saltiness. This
is a bad thing. We want the bivalves to be naturally
salty. The shucker has to figure out if you are an
outsider when you ask about freshness, "Oh, yessir,
they were in the bay today." If you are perceived as
a local, you will get the insider answer as to whether
they are salty or not. Let's be clear. Fresh is not good
in the local parlance.
Oh, and let's take it a step further with seafood.
Locals know the differences among white shrimp,
brown shrimp and hoppers. We also know that island
mullet are the best.
As to feeding guests seafood, don't think two
pounds of heads-on shrimp will feed eight people.
Once shrimp are headed, shelled, and deveined, you
have lost 40 percent of the original product. I always
figure a half pound per person. But then, I like to have
plenty for second helpings.
Pronunciation is of the utmost importance if you
want to fit in. It is LAN-nark, not Luh-NARK. It is Wa-
KUH-lla, not Wa-KOOL-a. It is not Sumahtra.
If you are still tracking with me here, I have some
more advice. Say you are asked for a local telephone
number from someone in the same town. Just give the
last four digits. For example, if someone I know lives in
Apalachicola asks for my number, I simply say, "8755."
We all have the same exchange, and they know it.
While we are on the subject of telephones, you
know you are almost a native when you dial a wrong
number and still have a 15-minute conversation
because you know the person on the other end.
When I floated the idea for this column to my
students, they had some suggestions. Locals simply
say "the island," not St. George Island. "Up 65" means
going to jail. The public marina in Apalachicola is Ten
Foot Hole. The restaurant El Jalisco in Eastpoint is
called The Mexican. Chattahoochee is not the town
or the river, but rather refers to the mental health
hospital there. Fisherman's Choice in Eastpoint is
simply Pennycuff's. The Big Top grocery store, also
in Eastpoint, is still referred to by many as Register's
just as Piggly Wiggly in Apalach is often called by its
previous name, the Red Rabbit. Some folks still call
the CVS pharmacy Eckerd's.
If I may speak for the locals, we often welcome
change and improvements. We just remember how it
was yesterday. Humor us and play along that is if
you want to fit in.

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


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Beware Trojan Horse that could kill the Bay


By Kevin Begos
Special to the Times

Sometimes the most dangerous
ideas are those that come cloaked in
good intentions.
Sewage problems on St. George
Island have been in the news, and
there have been problems with
water quality on the beach side of the
island, the Gulf of Mexico side. But
well-meaning citizens who have been
pushing for a central sewer
system for the island business
district are just plain wrong
on some critical facts.
1. The fishermen and
dealers of Franklin County
Oyster & Seafood Task Force
overwhelmingly believe
central sewer will harm the
Bay and the oyster industry KEVIN
in the long run, not help. The
Apalachicola Riverkeepers
and the Apalachicola National
Estuarine Research Reserve also
have serious doubts about the central
sewer idea.
2. The current island sewage
problems aren't making anyone sick
or putting oystermen out of work.
Now, those facts will shock a lot of
people, but that's because advocates
for central sewer haven't done their
homework.
For example, how many people
have gotten sick from eating
Apalachicola Bay oysters that were
tainted with sewage during the past
seven years?
Zero. None.
That's right, zero. Not one single
outbreak, epidemic, death or illness.
That fact comes from the Florida
Department of Agriculture, which
actually has full-time medical experts
on staff to monitor such public health
outbreaks.
But wait, haven't there been all
sorts of newspaper and TV reports of
people getting ill from our oysters or
even dying?
Oops. That's from an entirely
different illness. The bad press we
get and the pressure from the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration
to limit or shut down summer
harvesting comes from the naturally-
occurring vibrio bacteria, especially
Vibrio Vulnificus.
Now some people have said, how
can they tell what actually made
the people sick? Well, have you ever


watched an episode of the crime-
scene show "CSI: Miami"? Or visited
a doctor's office?
Today, just a little swab of blood,
saliva or other bodily fluid tells a
whole story about an illness, and
in fact, a very factual story. As one
character says, "People lie, but DNA
doesn't."
Simply put, when people get ill
and go for medical attention and
tell a doctor they've recently eaten
oysters, they are tested. And the tests
can clearly tell just what made
them sick. Oysters tainted by
sewage lead to outbreaks of
norovirus or cholera. Oysters
with Vibrio Vulnificus are an
entirely different critter, just
like a heart attack is different
from cancer.
Consider that for a
BEGOS moment. You don't have to be
an expert to know that a heart
transplant won't help cure
stomach cancer or that radiation
and chemotherapy won't cure heart
problems or diabetes.
That kind of confusion is what's
happening to us on the St. George
Island sewage issue. Just like we're
all scared of getting sick, much of this
community is highly sensitive to any
possible harm to Apalachicola Bay
and its fishermen. But fear itself can
be as dangerous as any disease, and
some people know how to use fear to
get what they want or get politicians
riled up.
OK, you say, what about all the
times I hear that the Bay is shut
down to harvesting, like last week?
Answer: Rainfall and river flow
is the reason, not island sewage.
Even with a central sewer system
that discharged 100 percent pure
water, the Bay will still shut down to
harvesting when the river floods or
we have heavy rain.
Here's why putting central sewer
on St. George Island is a bad idea for
Apalachicola Bay.
It's a Trojan Horse for high-
density development.
That might not be what the
current citizen-groups want, but
it is a fact about development in
Florida. Expand water and sewer
infrastructure, and people will use
the new capacity. Want facts to back
that up?
Just look at Tampa Bay. Destin.
Panama City. Put all those big
urban areas together, will all their


Letter to the EDITOR

Why the opposition to an EDC?


To the editor:
Last night I watched the
broadcast of the Franklin
County commissioners' April
7, 2009, meeting. I could not
believe what I was seeing.
Commissioners Lockley,
Parrish and Putnal actually
voted AGAINST an Economic
Development Council for
Franklin County.
They did this in spite of
the fact that we are having
very high unemployment now
in Franklin County. They did
this in spite of the fact that
Commissioner Putnal has
been whining about the lack
of jobs in Franklin County for
years.
Commissioner Putnal, what
are you thinking? This council
is an ADVISORY council as
clearly stated by attorney
Shuler and Commissioner
Jackel. It is NO threat to your
power which you appear to not
understand.
They voted against this
in spite of the fact that
Commissioner Lockley has
been bringing up the lack of
jobs in Franklin County for
years as well. Commissioner
Lockley what are you
thinking? Do you not see
the need for this council and
economic development in
Franklin County?
Commissioner Parrish,
why did you vote against the
formation of this council? Your
vote appeared to be a spite
vote against commissioner
Jackel because of her


suggestion that your boss'
property near the airport
be re-appraised so that the
citizens of Franklin County
might receive a greater benefit
from the use of the grant
funds allocated toward that
purchase. I hope I am wrong
about your motivation, but it
sure looked suspicious.
Commissioner Jackel
and Attorney Shuler worked
hard with the blessing of
all of the Board of County
Commissioners to create
the Economic Development
Council. They did it in the
sunlight and kept you informed
each step of the way. Why the
sudden change of heart?
I don't know why the
vote was changed from 4 to
1 in favor to 3 to 2 against.
I thought that once a vote
was taken, it was final. Mr.
Attorney, please review
the proper procedure for
recording a legal vote.
Commissioners Lockley,
Parrish and Putnal clearly put
their own agendas over the
good of the citizens of Franklin
County.
Commissioners Jackel and
Sanders are to be commended
for their efforts to create an
organization that would have
the potential of actually doing
something proactive about the
lack of good jobs in Franklin
County. Please do not give up
the fight.
Respectfully submitted,
Paul Riegelmayer
Franklin County citizen


fancy sewer systems and wealthy,
educated people, and how much
oyster harvesting do they have left?
Virtually none.
Those other bays were once not
so long ago hugely productive.
But just like septic tanks sometimes
fail, big central sewer systems fail,
too. And when the big systems fail,
they dump tens of thousands or even
millions of gallons of sewage into
nearby waters.
The solution to the island sewage
problems?
Start by fixing what's broken
- the septic systems at the existing
small businesses that aren't comply-
ing with the law. If we don't have the
backbone to do that as a community,
what makes anyone think we'll
properly monitor and maintain a big
central sewer system in the future?
Finally, consider this:
Every few years a new round of
wealthy, educated and more often
than not arrogant newcomers arrives
in Franklin County, certain they
know just how to run things, and
sure they're going to "Save the Bay."
I know, because I was one of them
once (correction re: self: educated,
yes; MIT and even a class at Harvard
Law School; arrogant, yes; wealthy,
no).
But then over the years I
noticed something. The whiz-bang
newcomers came from places that
had failed miserably at protecting
their own environment. New York
City. Atlanta, Marietta and the
endless suburbs that have choked
off and polluted the Chattahoochee
River near its source.
Light bulb goes off through the fog
of newcomer arrogance:
The down-home country folk came
up with a system that actually works
to protect the environment, not the
whiz-bang newcomers!
So make the businesses that
aren't complying with current laws
get things right, and if need be, put
in more aggressive monitoring on
the Gulf side of St. George Island to
pinpoint pollution sources.
Don't open the door to high-
density development because if we
do, it might never close. And then
the oystermen and the Bay will
really lose out.

Kevin Begos is executive director
of the Franklin County Oyster &
Seafood Task Force Inc.


Boyd to host Military Academy Day

On Saturday, April 18, Congressman Allen
Boyd (D-North Florida) will host his annual
Military Academy Day.
The event will be from 10 a.m. to noon in
the Tallahassee Antique Car Museum's Tucker
Room, 6800 Mahan Drive, in Tallahassee.
High school freshmen, sophomores and ju-
niors who are interested in attending one of
the U.S. military academies are encouraged
to attend. As part of the application process,
students are required to have a congressional
nomination submitted on their behalf.
The event will give interested students and
parents an opportunity to learn more about the
nation's military academies, requirements for
admission and the appointment process. The
event is free and open to the public.
Boyd and members of his staff will be joined
by representatives from each of the service
academies: U.S. Military Academy (West Point),
Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Merchant
Marine Academy, and Coast Guard Academy.
Representatives from the ROTC units of Flor-
ida State University, Florida A & M University,
and the University of Florida also will be in at-
tendance.
For more information about Military Acad-
emy Day, please contact Boyd's Tallahassee of-
fice at 850-561-3979.


News BRIEFS

Record high temperature
recorded on Saturday
The National Weather Service office
in Tallahassee reports that a record high
temperature for April 11 was set at 3:30 p.m.
on Saturday.
A reading of 83 degrees was recorded at the
Apalachicola Regional Airport. The old record
of 82 degrees was set in 1963.
The record high in Apalachicola for the
month of April overall is 90 degrees, set in 1948
and matched in 1967.
The record low is 36 degrees set in 1987.
By Lois Swoboda


Correction


Referring to a story in last week's
April 9 Times, please note that Frank-
lin Needs Inc. did not provide any
funds toward the purchase of the new
mammogram machine by George E.


Weems Memorial Hospital. All of the
funding was obtained by a grant.
Franklin Needs raised approxi-
mately $45,000 through calendar
sales, and all of that money will be


used to fund the Franklin County
Breast Cancer Early Detection Pro-
gram, said Elaine Kozlowsky, presi-
dent of Franklin Needs.
The Times regrets the error.


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is that while many
vacationers still book a year
in advance, many more are
waiting until closer to their
actual vacation time to
book accommodations.
The county's numbers
are a pleasant exception
to statewide numbers.
Reversing several years of
steady annual increases, the
number of visitors coming
to Florida fell in 2008 as
compared to the previous
year.
According to preliminary
estimates released recently
by Visit Florida, the state's
official tourism marketing
corporation, an estimated
82.5 million visitors came to
Florida in 2008, a decrease of
2.3 percent.
"The first six months of
the year actually showed
a 2.9 percent increase in
visitation," said Richard
Goldman, Visit Florida's
chairman of the board and
senior vice president and
chief marketing officer of
Amelia Island Plantation. "It
was during the second six
months of 2008 when a sea
of headlines about the global
economic crisis, mortgage
foreclosures, tightening
credit markets and bailouts
caused consumers to change
their vacation patterns
and companies to cancel
meetings and conventions."
Preliminary estimates
of visitors to Florida for the
fourth quarter of 2008, from
October to December, show
an estimated 16.6 million


said. "It really was advisory
and there's wonderful checks
and balances all along the
way."
On April 7, when the EDC
resolution was introduced
for approval, Putnal said he
did not trust committees, an
opinion he repeated when
Sanders questioned his no
vote later.
In an interview after the
Tuesday meeting, Parrish


"This year is shaping up to be a lot like
travel after 9/11. People are traveling
but they are taking shorter trips closer
to home and planning their trips
much closer to their time of departure."
Anita Grove, chamber director


people visited the Sunshine
State. This reflects a visitor
decrease of 13.6 percent.
Interestingly, the county's
location may be part of the
reason for its stability. "We're
a drive-in market," said
Gilbert. "Most high exposure
vacation markets require
an airport to get there.
We're a half to one day's
drive away from most of
our customers. That makes
us more affordable and it
makes us more accessible
for people who don't have to
book airlines in advance to
get here."
According to Gilbert, a
growing number of visitors
are actually coming from
central Florida in addition
to the other traditional drive
time markets stretching
north and east.
That would fit with
recent Visit Florida statistics
which indicate a 3.1 percent
decrease in air traveling
visitors in 2008 as compared
to a 1.5 percent decrease in
non-air traveling visitors to
the state during the same
period.
In Apalachicola, where
the Apalachicola Bay


pointed out that while he had
seen several drafts of the
three-page EDC proposal,
changes were made to it on
Monday, the day before the
meeting. He said that the
mission statement had been
removed and that he did
not feel comfortable voting
on the proposal with such
a short time to review it,
but added that he probably
would have voted against


Chamber of Commerce
tracks visitor walk-in traffic,
the trend appears to be
similar. According to Anita
Grove, chamber director, a
growing number of visitors
to the county are from closer
destinations with budget in
mind.
"The bed tax numbers
confirm what we had
thought and hoped for, that
people are still traveling
despite the down economy.
With all of the dire news you
are never sure what to think.
It is comforting to have
numbers to substantiate
it," she said. "This year is
shaping up to be a lot like
travel after 9/11. People are
traveling but they are taking
shorter trips closer to home
and planning their trips
much closer to their time of
departure."
In 2008, the county's 2
percent bed tax generated
approximately $768,110 in
revenues. Visit Florida's
research estimated
total accommodations
expenditures in the county
brought in more than $38
million to the county last


it anyway.
When asked about the
changes to the proposal,
Jackel said she was unhappy
with the mission statement
and felt the EDC members
should have the opportunity
to write their own mission
statement. She also said she
did not believe any of the
commissioners hadreviewed
the document before the
morning of the meeting.


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Better slow down in
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pedestrians. Leading the list
was a unanimous decision to
accept a recommendation
from the Franklin County
Community Traffic Safety
Team to lower the citywide
speed limit from 30 miles
per hour to 25 mph, unless
otherwise posted.
Audience member Jeff
Hewell had asked for an
even lower limit, arguing
that drivers tend to exceed
the posted limit, but the
commissioners stuck to the
25 mph limit.
Commissioner Jimmy
Elliott was absent from
the meeting. There are
currently 18 30-mph speed
limit signs in the city, which
will have to be removed.
The anti-speeding moves
came after an appeal for
traffic safety last month
from several residents, lead
by Erin Rodriguez, who
lives at Ave. G and Seventh
Street.
Concerned about traffic
speeding down Ave. G,
Rodriguez had sought to
transform the corner in


front of his house into a
four-way stop, but the traffic
safety team stopped short of
endorsing his suggestion.
In a March 30 letter to
the commission, the traffic
safety team's chairman,
Robert Dieter, noted that
there are 19 four-way
stops in the city and did
not recommend adding
another.
The team did back and
the commission supported,
a recommendation to add
signs in all four directions at
the corner indicating "Slow
- Children at Play."
'Also, law enforcement
should pay close attention to
speeders, or persons failing
to stop at the two-way stop
signs in the area," Dieter
wrote.
In his report, Chief Bobby
Varnes reported that of the
department's 35 citations
last month, 19 were for
speeding.
Dieter's letter on behalf
of the traffic safety also
recommended that police
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vehicular laws in the city
of Apalachicola, paying
particular attention to
speeding, failing to stop at
stop signs and under-age
drivers or overloaded golf
carts."
The commissioners
heard a strident appeal from
Jerry Weber, who deplored
speeders on the tiny stretch
of Seventh Street, between
Ave. M and the state
aquaculture facility. Drivers
often use that back entrance
rather than enter from the
front entrance that faces
the Mill Pond and Market
Street.
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seven years ago, and after
that speed bumps were
put in. When they wore
out, and were removed, the
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in place, while others in
the area have found them
unnecessary and potentially
harmful to automobiles.
Sherman Wilhelm, head
of the state aquaculture
offices, had written a letter to
the city in support of keeping
the speed bumps in place.
The safety team
recommended that all
but one set of bumps be
removed, and that the one
closest to the state property
be kept. The team also called
for speed bump warning
signs to be erected, as
well as signs that restrict
usage of Seventh Street to
"Passenger Vehicles Only
- No Commercial Traffic."
The team also
recommended that the dirt
road to the main entrance
be kept in good condition,
so that state-owned trucks
don't have to use the Seventh
Street entrance.
Led by Commissioner
Valentina Webb, the city
decided to keep all three
speed bumps in place but
supported the team's other
recommendations.
Team member Dixie
Partington urged the
audience to attend traffic
safety team meetings and
speak their minds. The
meetings are generally
held the third Wednesday
of each month, at noon, at
City Hall.
The city also plans to
ask the county to consider
reducing the speed from
30 to 25 mph on 12th Street
(Bluff Road), which is owned
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of the library board, and
that the sentiment of the
library board is not to
move forward in the face
of unforeseen, but growing,
community opposition.
"They're willing to pull
the plug, basically," said
Daly "That's their point.
They don't want to put
us through it. They don't
want to create that kind of
divisiveness."
Daly said the library
board recognizes that any
plan to spend the more
than $400,000 left by the late
Margaret Key to expand the
library will likely require
it to "modify or disrupt
existing services.
"Maybe we could help
them go in a direction
that's better for everyone,"
said Daly.
P and Z Chairman
Leon Bloodworth said
"some good things are
actually coming out of
this," pointing out that the
discussion has stepped
up focus on innovative
ways to shape the future
of the city's landscape. He
recalled how a recent visit
to Niceville enabled him
to view how that city had
created a multi-faceted city
complex.
Apalachicola residents
will have a chance this
Thursday, April 16, to be
in on the first phase of
discussions regarding how
the former Apalachicola
High School will be
modified once it passes into
the city's hands.
The county school
board and the city are on
the verge of inking a long-
term deal, similar to what
Carrabelle did, that will
grant Apalachicola long-
term use of the former high
school and its buildings.
Webb said the
Apalachicola Community
Pride committee meeting
will be held at 6 p.m. at City
Hall in Battery Park. She
and Apalachicola resident
George Coon, a design
consultant advising the
city on behalf on Lucas
Architects, unveiled a
drawing of an enhanced
high school structure.
Among the ideas to be
introduced is relocating
the municipal library


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Winfield leads East All-Stars in Classic rout


By Travis Downey
Florida Freedom Newspapers

DeShaun Winfield isn't
necessarily one for "I told
you so," but given the
Franklin County senior's
performance in the East's
100-88 win over the West in
the fifth annual Freedom
All-Star Classic Saturday,
no one would blame him
for a sudden change of
heart.
Justthree days removed
from boldly predicting a
111-82 win for his team,
Winfield led the East with
16 points in a 100-88 win
at Gulf Coast Community
College.
"DeShaun is
tremendous," East coach
Cas Gant said. "He's an
athlete. He just stepped
out here and played his
game hard all the time."
According to Winfield,
Saturday's all-star game
went just as he had
planned.
"Our main goal was to
come out here and score,"
Winfield said. "We knew


that they were slower than
us, that's why they were
playing zone. We knew
if we could get the ball
and run we were going to
win."
In all, six East players
finished in double-figures
scoring with Winfield
(16), Darryus Stewart
(12), Port St. Joe's Fonda
Davis (12), Mark Troncale
(11), Chris Blount (10) and
Darrien Mack (10) pacing
an East attack that proved
unrelenting and difficult to
stop.
"They made some
plays," West head coach
John Lavin said. "They
shot it very well, it just
seemed like everything
was easy for them.
"I'm not sure how much
defense we played, but
they were obviously the
better team tonight."
The win tilted the all-
time series record into the
East's favor, with the team
selected by the Panama
City News Herald now
holding a 3-2 advantage.
From the outset
it appeared that the


West would be in for an
uphill climb.
Trailing by as much as
12 in the early stages of the
first half, the West managed
to trim the East's sizeable
lead with a 13-5 run late in
the first that was fueled
by the rebounding work
of Paxton's Zack Vickers
and Crestview's Darius
Applewhite.
Choctawhatchee's
Tommy Brassell hit a
running jumper to make
it a 33-29 East lead before
Niceville's Billy Billings
scored two of his 13 inside
to make it a 33-31 game
with 3:02 remaining before
the half.
"We didn't want to get
in a deeper hole than we
already had," Lavin said.
"The kids responded, we
got back into it."
But following a timeout
of its own, the East awoke.
Two West turnovers led
to four quick points for the
East, which closed the half
on a 10-4 run. Once play
resumed, so did the East's
onslaught.


Troncale drew a cheer
from the crowd when the
Arnold product somehow
managed to keep his
dribble alive despite
getting knocked to the
floor, and then passed to
Jacob Herring who drilled
a 3-pointer. On the next
East possession, Troncale
called his own number,
hitting another 3 to put the
East ahead 66-44.
The West would keep
things interesting, though,
with Vickers leading the
way, scoring a gamehigh
17 points to go along with
14 rebounds to become
the game's lone player to
record a double-double.
Mike Shepherd (10
points) and Stephen
Shelley (10) joined Vickers
and Billings as the West's
double-figure scorers.
Applewhite finished
with eight points and 10
rebounds.
"We won portions of
the game," Billings said
afterward. "But they beat
us more than we beat
them."


ANDREW WARDLOW I Florida Freedom Newspapers
Seahawk senior Deshaun Winfield drives the basket as
he led the East squad Saturday to a 100-88 win over
the West in the fifth annual Freedom All-Star Classic.


Seahawks prepare for district tourney at home


DAVID ADLERSTEIN IThe Times
Senior Khrystal Davis got the only base hit in last
week's 5-0 loss to North Florida Christian last week.


By Christy Thompson
Special to the Times

The Lady Seahawks
took on district rivals
Jefferson County and
North Florida Christian
last week and moved to 5-1
in the district.
The girls finished off
Jefferson County 14-1
and without any difficulty.
I decided to give most of
our varsity players a break
during this game and field
a team consisting of mostly
middle school and junior
varsity players. This is the
only opportunity within
our schedule that we can
allot for such a break.
On the other hand,
defending district
champion NFC deserved
much more preparation.
The girls worked very


hard at practice last
week and even clocked
in an additional hour or
so before leaving for the
battle against NFC. It just
didn't go our way at all,
in any way, on this day!
We just couldn't catch a
break on either side of
the ball. The girls were so
pumped and full of energy
before the game. I thought
that nothing could stop
these girls from coming
away with another victory
against NFC.
Nevertheless, senior
Khrystal Davis had the
only hit on the day for the
Seahawks. We cannot win
with one hit, no matter who
the opponent. Defensively,
the girls had a bad inning
during the second and this
accounted for four runs.
The Seahawks held NFC
scoreless for the next


three innings of play. It
just simply wasn't in the
cards for us to win and
NFC caught every break
a team could accumulate
without making any
mistakes. The final score
was a depressing 5-0. We
left the field discouraged,
but with our heads held
high.
NFC comes to our
place for the district title
game and we will be
ready for them. Over the
weekend NFC played a
makeup game against
another district rival
Maclay and fell 7-3. Any
team can have a bad day,
no matter the preparation.
The Seahawks are still the
number one team in the
district and have held this
position all season long.
The Lady Seahawks
close out the regular


season on Thursday,
April 16 at Wewahitchka,
and on Friday, April 17 at
Blountstown.
Next week Franklin
County High School hosts
the district tournament. On
Tuesday, April 21, the Lady
Seahawks host Jefferson
County at 6 p.m., while
NFC and Maclay play at 4
p.m. The championship is
on Thursday, April 23 at 5
p.m., when the Seahawks
are expected to face NFC.
I invite all of you reading
this article to come out,
bring a friend and support
the Lady Seahawks next
Thursday at 5 p.m. as they
play for the district title at
home.
Christy Thompson
is the coach of the Lady
Seahawks varsity softball
team.


The Florida Wild Mammal Association is hosting a Spring Wildlife Arts and
Crafts Fair at the Inn at Wildwood on US 98. The event, which features
local arts, music, a Chinese auction and an educational booth with live
native animals, will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday,
April 19. For information call 363-2351.



WRIGHT from page Al

good head coach." years under Charlie Tate offensive and defensive
Five years ago, Wright and Brown. He said this sides of the ball while at
set a goal to become a head phase of his life didn't come Mosley. He said he likely
coach by the age of 40. He's without a difficult decision, won't favor one platoon
done so, and said Franklin however, over the other as a head
County will be a perfect fit, "I'm extremely excited coach, choosing to dabble in
as he loves the small-town for the new opportunity," both. His immediate plans
atmosphere. He's single Wright said. "But I'm are to interview potential
and without children, so disappointed that I will assistants and institute a
relocating to Eastpoint has no longer be able to work multiple formation offense,
few obstacles, with a good group of kids, with some elements of
Wright spent two coaches and administrators Mosley's Fling-T mixed in.
seasons as an assistant at Mosley." Wright also coaches track
at Choctawhatchee and Wright has served in and field at Mosley. He said
worked with the football a variety of capacities as he will teach and coach only
program at Mosley for 10 an assistant on both the football at Franklin County.


Soccer meeting slated for April 18


For Franklin Consolidated or ABC
School 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 managers, for both the men or
women teams.
For additional information call David
Cox 653-4211.


Rickards wins at Special Olympics


On Saturday, March
21, Joseph Rickards,
a resident of Franklin
County and student
at Gretchen Everhart
School in Leon County,
participated in the Area 3
Special Olympics Games.


The event was held at
the Leon High School
Track.
Joseph was very
successful, winning a first
place ribbon in Division:
M10, Event: AT100A W
Assisted Walk; and a


second place ribbon in
Division M 05, Event: AT
50W Assisted Walk.
Joseph's parents,
Robert and Sandra
Rickards, are very proud of
their son. Congratulations,
Joseph!


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The Department of
Community Affairs (DCA)
announced Tuesday that
the Stan Mayfield Working
Waterfronts Program will
award more than $6.8 mil-
lion in Florida Forever
funds to three working
waterfronts projects, in-
cluding the Apalachicola
Boat Works.
Governor Charlie Crist
and the Cabinet voted to
approve $1 million funding
for the Apalachicola
project, with the remaining
$5.7 million going to
the Working Waterfront
Collaborative in Sebastian,
and Blue Crab Cove in
Brevard County.
The Apalachicola Boat
Works is a half-acre
property on Water Street,
between Leavins Seafood
and the Andris Pier, that
will be incorporated into
the Apalachicola Maritime
Museum and used to
provide instruction in the
building and maintenance
of vessels utilized in the
commercial seafood in-
dustry.
Cindy Giametta, grant
writer for the city, said
talks will now commence
with the building's owner,
Charlie Williamson. If
and when the property is
obtained, the city plans to
lease the property to the
museum.
The opening of this
shop will provide com-
mercial fishermen and
seafood harvesters with
access to repair facilities
currently unavailable in
the community, and train
student workers in the
craft of historic boat
building and restoration.
Giametta said the non-
profit museum also has
expressed interest in using
the site to rent watercraft
for paddling trips down the
river.
The Sebastian Working


"Florida's traditional working
waterfTonts are a valuable resource
to our coastal communities and
have made a positive impact
on our history and culture."

Tom Pelham, DCA secretary


Waterfronts Collaborative,
along the Indian River
Lagoon, is a two-acre
property that represents a
public/private partnership
between the City of Se-
bastian and Fisherman's
Landing Sebastian, a non-
profit working waterfront
organization.
The vision of this
project is to link several
parcels together to edu-
cate the public about
the commercial fishing
heritage of the community
through a retail/wholesale
seafood house, exhibitions,
educational venues and
events. Florida Commu-
nities Trust (FCT) will
award more than $3.1 mil-
lion in Florida Forever
funds for the acquisition
and the City of Sebastian
will contribute more than
$351,000 in local match.
Blue Crab Cove, lo-
cated in Merritt Island
in incorporated Brevard
County, is a three-acre
property that is home
to Doc's Bait Shop and
Ms. Apple's Crab Shack.
The county is acquiring
the property to ensure
its continued use for
the commercial harvest
of marine organisms,
particularly blue crab and
mullet. FCT will award
more than $2.6 million
in Florida Forever funds
and Brevard County will
contribute more than $1.4
million in local match.
"Florida's traditional
working waterfronts are


a valuable resource to
our coastal communities
and have made a positive
impact on our history
and culture," said DCA
Secretary Tom Pelham.
"I congratulate these
recipients for being the
first to be awarded funding
from the Stan Mayfield
Working Waterfronts Pro-
gram, and for their com-
mitment to preserve the
legacy that working water-
fronts have made upon
their communities and our
state."
The Mayfield program,
administered by FCT and
housed within DCA, re-
ceives$7.5millioneachyear
in Florida Forever funds.
The funds are awarded
to local communities to
purchase land that facil-
itates commercial fishing
or aquaculture, or that
promote and educate the
public about the economic,
cultural and historical
heritage of Florida's tra-
ditional working water-
fronts.
This was the first
grant application cycle
for the Mayfield program,
and FCT received 12
applications from coastal
communities requesting
a combined total of $28
million in Florida Forever
funds.
For more information
aboutFloridaCommunities
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gram, visit www.dca.state.
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Thursday, April 16, 2009 www. apalachtimes.com


Art museum welcomes new photo exhibition


A photography exhibition
entitled "Waterfalls of
North Georgia" will
hang in the Apalachicola
Museum of Art beginning
Friday, April 24 and running
through the July 4th weekend.
The 37 large photographic
images, found in a book
by the same name, depict
the headwaters of the
Chattahoochee, waters that
eventually become part of the
Apalachicola River which flows
into the bay.
The exhibit will open to
the public and visitors with a
reception on Friday evening,
April 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the
museum, at 96th Fifth St.
The opening reception
will honor the photographer/
author, Jack Anthony, and the
book's editor, Marilyn Marks
Oberhausen who has deep
Apalachicola roots.
Fourteen of the photographs
in the show will be of waterfalls
on waterways that eventually
flow into the Apalachicola


volunteer, and persons
interested in being docents
are invited to e-mail Marie
Marshall at marieq@mchsi.
com.

About the editor,
Marilyn Marks Oberhausen
Marilyn comes from long
time Apalachicola families.
Although raised in Pensacola,
she spent many childhood
summers and Christmases
with her grandparents and


great aunts and uncles in
Apalachicola.
The daughter of Charles F.
and Joyce (Hinckley) Marks,
Jr., both of whom graduated
from Chapman High School,
Marilyn has numerous
cherished memories of her
time spent with relatives
and friends in Apalachicola.
As children, she and her
three siblings walked over
oyster shell roads from their
grandmother Hinckley's house
to their great aunt Estelle
(Marks) Marshall's home, ate
ice cream cones at Buzzett's
Drugstore, joined with
relatives and other citizens
for events at the Armory,
crabbed and swam at Indian
Pass Beach, and marveled at
"their" name on the Marks
memorial in front of the Gibson
Inn. They never met the great
uncle whom the memorial
commemorates, but it made
them feel that much more
proud of and connected to their
Apalachicola roots.
See WATERFALLS 7B


Amicalola Falls is in Amicalola Fall State Park, one of the
most popular parks in Georgia. The falls, cascades down
600 feet to a reflecting pool and is the highest cascading
falls in the eastern U.S. The photograph shows the middle
section of the falls. Amicalola creek flows into the Etowah
River, Coosa River, Alabama River and the Mobile Bay.
In the photo at the top, Cane Creek Falls is in Lumpkin
County, Ga. on the site of Camp Glisson, a United
Methodist Church camp. An overflow water wheel that
was at one time located at the falls provided the electricity
for the nearby town of Dahlonega, Ga. For many years
the waterfall was a favorite place for locals to spend the
summer swimming in the pool below the waterfall and
sliding down the lower part of the waterfall. Cane Creek
is in the Apalachicola watershed sub-region and flows
into the Chestatee River before reaching Lake Lanier, the
Chattahoochee River, and the Apalachicola River and Bay.


Gibson Inn welcomes back 'Cola girl, all grown up


Story and photos
by David Adlerstein
Times City Editor
When Anna Donahoe
was a girl growing up in
Apalachicola in the 1980s,
she used to hang out at
the clothing store that her
mom, Paula, ran at the
Gibson Inn.
She went to Chapman
Elementary and
Apalachicola High School
and took art classes from
Alice Jean Gibbs that
inspired her to study
painting at the Savannah
College of Art and Design.
The muses then wafted
the budding artist off to
Hawaii, where she lived
in Maui for six years,
got married and had a
daughter.
And now she's come
home again.
Michael and Anna Feil
are the newest proprietors
of the restaurant at the
Gibson Inn, opening
officially around the first of
April after about a month
of getting accustomed to
their new responsibilities.
With their 3-year-
old daughter Pearl as
inspiration, they've
introduced the community
to Cafe6 Momi, named for
the Hawaiian word for
"pearl."
They've generated a


new menu, embellished
the walls with fresh
artwork and the tables
with wildflowers, and
settled in to a three-year
lease at the restaurant,
which they plan to revive
in the wake of David


and Ryanne Carrier's
distinguished Avenue Sea,
which closed at the end of
last year.
"I'm happy to be back
home. I like it," said Anna.
"Hopefully, it will be very
successful.


Michael and Anna Feil chat at one of the tables at Caf6 Momi, beneath one of
the many works by Anna that grace the walls. At left, Anna Donahoe Feil twirls
the ponytail of her daughter, Pearl, as they chat at the ArtWalk with the woman
who helped inspire her career as an artist, Alice Jean Gibbs, seated at right.


"We want to include
the whole community with
our food," she said. "We
want everyone to have a
meeting spot here, where
you're comfortable, and
you like it."
The Feils' arrival was
somewhat serendipitous,
as they quickly weighed
the opportunity that
presented itself a few
months ago. And when


Anna was chatting with a
friend on the Maui beach
who owned a home here
they could rent, the deal
was done.
"We came down here
really fast," she said.
"We sold stuff and we're
here. Everybody told us
we were crazy to open
a restaurant. They said
'Have you lost your
mind?"


German grandparents
inspire love of baking

The story of this return
of the native begins about
seven years ago, when
Anna was working one day
a week at Shangri-La, a
healing retreat on Maui,
where Michael was chef.
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Defenders of Environment


to debut CD at Dixie


Anniversaries, Birthdays and WEDDING


Florida Defenders of
the Environment will hold
the latest in a series of
"Natural Florida" envi-
ronmental education pro-
grams in Apalachicola on
Saturday, April 18, at The
Dixie Theater in Apala-
chicola.
The program, free and
open to the public, runs
from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the
theatre, at 21 Avenue E.
The Natural Florida
program is held in con-
junction with the release
of a new CD from Florida
Defenders of the Envi-
ronment (FDE) entitled
"Natural Florida: In Word,
Image and Deed."
The CD explores how
artists, painters, photog-
raphers, musicians and
writers have represented
natural Florida. A free
copy of the CD is available
to local teachers.
During the 90-minute
program, the audience
will take a tour through
the CD, accompanied by
live presentations from
some of the artists on the
CD, including musician
Cathy DeWitt and pho-
tographer John Moran.
Painter Eleanor Blair will
produce a complete land-
scape painting during the
program.
Dan Tonsmeire, River-
keeper of the Apala-
chicola Riverkeeper, will
give a presentation on
the "Challenges and Op-
portunities of Working
to Save the Apalachicola
River and Bay." The talk
will focus on four major is-
sues threatening the river
system, including: fresh-
water flows, river levels,


floodplain and wetland de-
velopment, and threats to
water quality.
Spanning 500 years of
Florida history, the CD is
one of the most compre-
hensive multimedia com-
pilations of artistic works
about natural Florida ever
produced. The interactive,
multimedia CD, produced
for FDE by regional Emmy
award-winning filmmaker
Stephen Robitaille, Ph.D.,
makes accessible at the
click of a mouse a virtual
tour of the state in a tap-
estry of words and images
by some of the state's
most noted artists.
"Tour guides" include
naturalists Archie Carr,
John Muir, John James
Audubon, and Marjory
Stoneman Douglas. Nov-
elists Ernest Hemingway,
Peter Matthiessen, Carl
Hiassen and Marjorie
Kinnan Rawlings are also
represented.
The Natural Florida
programs are funded by
grants from the Florida
Humanities Council and
The Martin Foundation.
For more information
about the Natural Florida
program, visit http://nat-
uralflorida.fladefenders.
org/ or call 352-378-8465.


Zion is 1!
Zion Mikel Washington will turn 1 on Saturday,
April 18, 2009.
His proud parents are Ashley Webb and Chandler
Washington.
Maternal grandparents are Thomas and
Valentina Webb and Gladys Gatlin. Paternal
grandparents are Stephnia Turrell and Lillie Turrell.
Godparents are Herbert and Simona Beard and
Johna Pittman.
Zion will be celebrating his first birthday with a
Mickey Mouse theme birthday carnival and a host of
family and friends.


Miller 50th Anniversary


The family of James H. Miller and Jeanette E
Miller are happy to inform all that on Sunday,
March 29 they celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary.


Cooks to renew
wedding vows

Charles Wayne Cook and Jo
Ann Lynn Cook are celebrating
28 years of marriage together by
renewing their vows.
The ceremony will take place
on Friday, April 24 at 7 p.m. at
the First Pentecostal Holiness
Church, on Brownsville Road, in
Apalachicola.
No invitations are being
sent. All family and friends are
invited.


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Kobe, a 3 1/2 month old lab mix,
arrived at the Adoption Center a month
ago. He is a very affectionate, sweet,
playful boy current on his shots and
has been neutered.
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.


Cheer and hiss for 'Shame of Tombstone'


The Panhandle Players' final pro-
duction in their 2008-09 community
theatre season will be the rip-roaring
Western melodrama, "The Shame of
Tombstone" by Tim Kelly.
Villains, and vixens, heroes and
heroines, along with a town full of
other melodramatic "characters," all
appear on stage at the Dixie Theatre
in Apalachicola, Friday and Saturday,
April 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m., and on
Sunday, April 26, at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for
students, and $5 for children under 12,
at the door or call 670-8261 to order.
In "The Shame of Tombstone," di-
rected by Tom Loughridge, the hero-
ine Amanda Goodsort (Jan Sheddan),
once a Boston society belle, has jour-
neyed to Arizona to find employment
so that she might support her infant
daughter. Alas, she must perform
on the stage of Tombstone's famous
Birdcage Theatre, where soldier lads
and silver miners come to gawk and
applaud!
In order that her true identity
never be revealed, Amanda sings in
disguise and is known far and wide as
The Masked Canary; but to civic lead-
ers like the tenacious Flora Courtland
(Margy Oehlert), who is determined
to drive her out of town, she is... "the
shame of Tombstone!"


Photo by Royce Rolstad
Laura Ward, left, who plays
the part of Fifi in the upcoming
Panhandle Players' production
of "The Shame of Tombstone,"
rehearses with Hank Kozlowsky,
who will portray the villainous
Judge Mortimer Harshly.
Alas, the wily villain, Judge Mor-
timer Harshly (Hank Kozlowsky), and
a pretty cohort, Peachy Jamm (Laura
Baney), discover Amanda's secret and
decide to blackmail her. Curses!
The knee-slapping action begins
on the day Amanda's grown daughter,
Victoria (Cierra Russell) arrives in
town with her two companions, Lonely
Wolf (Jeff Ilardi), a scout, and Lt. Pete
Bogg (Warren Van Bramer), a manly


chap who has everything.., including
PX privileges and a future pension.
An outrageous company of
funny characters add to the confu-
sion: an Unknown Woman (Janyce
Loughridge); Cantankerous Ol' Timer
(big Jim Thompson); Wing Tip (Royce
Rolstad III); the Oriental philosopher
who is available for witty sayings and
tea-brewing; and Fifi (Laura Ward);
the French maid from Bisbee.
And, as in every Western, there is a
Sidekick (Donnie Denig), and an ador-
able child star, the villainous judge's
son, Mortimer Harshly, Jr. played by
little Jimmy Thompson.
Under the guidance of Liz Sisung,
artistic director, an abundance of
jokes, dance and musical interludes
will enhance the music hall, vaude-
villian atmosphere. The production's
elaborate Victorian/Western costum-
ing, a treat for the eyes, has all been
crafted by Caroline Ilardi.
While there will be music and
mayhem on stage, Ann Cowles, stage
manager, will be keeping it all together
backstage.
Be prepared to cheer the heroes,
hiss the villains, and laugh out loud at
the antics in this good old-fashioned
melodrama, "The Shame of Tomb-
stone," April 24 to 26, at the Dixie
Theatre.


Healthy Start to host baby
shower event
Healthy Start's first annual Frank-
lin County baby shower event is
coming up in Franklin County at the
Apalachicola City Hall on Thursday,
May 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
It is open to pregnant women who
reside in Franklin County. We will
have refreshments, door prizes and
educational and outreach materials
available.
Anyone interested in attending
should call 653-2111 ext. 115 or (800)
895-9506 to register by April 24.

Healthy Start offers free
childbirth education classes
Healthy Start is offering free eve-
ning childbirth education classes in
Apalachicola.
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 Department
lobby located in Apalachicola.
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. 115.

Weems helps parents promote
reading readiness
Weems Memorial Hospital is par-
ticipating in the Volunteer USA Foun-
dation's new program called "Love.
Read.Learn!"
Weems CEO Chuck Colvert said
Volunteer USA is asking hospitals
to play a role in its literacy initiative
because hospitals often have immedi-
ate contact with parents of newborns,
and parents can be a baby's most
effective language teachers if they
know how to inspire a child early.
The program puts in a new parent's
hands a baby journal which will help
that parent guide their child into be-
coming a lifelong learner.
"Even though we're not a birthing
hospital, we appreciate the impor-
tance of helping parents in our com-
munities build brighter futures for
their children," Colvert said.
Volunteer USA, in conjunction
with the Florida Family Literacy
Initiative, Dollar General, Carnival
Cruise Lines, and DDB Miami, has
produced a colorful, keepsake journal
for parents to have as they inspire
their baby to learn.


"Volunteer USA is asking us to
distribute, at no charge, these baby
journals to parents of children under
5 years of age, and we are happy to do
so," Colvert said.
The hospital has a large supply of
these sturdy booklets, crafted from
quality paper stock and featuring
beautiful illustrations. "If you are a
parent of a child under the age of 5,
just walk into our front lobby and ask
the person at the outpatient window
to give you the scrapbook-like jour-
nal. If you have more than one child
under the age of 5, ask for one for
each of them," said Colvert.
The journals are a very personal
record of a child's progress toward
reading. They inspire parents with
"fun tips" about age-appropriate ac-
tivities to try with very young chil-
dren so that they develop a love of
language and books. And they con-
tain plenty of room to record a child's
growth milestones, first words and
favorite books. There's even a free
immunization chart inside.
The program is endorsed by the
National Early Literacy Panel, and is
based on national research about the
things that have worked effectively
with young children to help them suc-
ceed in reading, stressed Colvert.


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Thursday, April 16, 2009


Church


The Times I B3


Ollie L. Gunn Sr., 87, of
Carrollton, went to be with
his Lord on Sunday, April
5, 2009.
He was a native of
Apalachicola, where his
father was an assistant
lighthouse keeper of the St.
George Island Lighthouse.
He was a member of the
First Baptist Church of
St. George Island, where
he previously served as
Chairman of the Deacons
and Brotherhood Director.
He also attended Stripling
Chapel United Methodist
Church in Carrollton.
He was a member of
the St. George Island Fire
Department, Civic Club
and an original director of
the St. George Island Chili
Cook-off. He also served
as cook of the St. George
Island Boy Scouts. He was
a member of the American
Legion Post Number
105 of Apalachicola. He
served as King Retsyo for
the Apalachicola Seafood
Festival in 1989.
He was a loving
husband, father and
devoted Christian. He
served in the Army with
the Corp of Engineers
with Apalachicola National
during World War II. He
founded Gunn Metal


Memorial services
for Ann Mathis will be
held Sunday, April 19 at
Highland Park Community
Church in Apalachicola.
A viewing of pictures
and flowers will be held
from noon to 12:15 p.m.,


Nickolas Vathis, 61, of
Belleview, passed away
Wednesday, April 1, at the
Tuscany House Hospice in
Summerfield.
Memorial services will
be held Saturday, April 18
at 4 p.m. at the Community
Center in Battery Park in
Apalachicola.
Born in Port St. Joe on
Sept. 7,1947, Vathis was an
altar boy in the Catholic
Church. He
was a member of the
Scottish Rite Masonic
Lodge.
An auto paint and body
mechanic by trade, he
enjoyed life, and loved his


Fabricators in Carrollton,
and Gunn Heating and Air
Conditioning on St. George
Island.
He is survived by his
wife of 44 years, Shirley
Gunn; his sons, Jerry
Gunn of Gainesville, Ga.,
Ollie L. Gunn Jr. (Susan) of
Arizona, the Rev. George
Cline (Beth) of Blairsville,
Ga., Edward Cline (Lola)
of Carrollton, Warren Cline
(Faye) of Carrollton, the
Rev. Jesse Cline (Anita)
of Carrollton; daughters,
Mary Jean Carden of New
York, Shirley Thompson
(Jimmy) of Apalachicola,
Marion Melton of Canton,
Ga.; 23 grandchildren; 21
great-grandchildren; two
nieces and one nephew.
He was preceded in
death by his parents,
Ulysses M. and Sally Gunn;
a son, David
Paul Gunn; a grandson,
David Joseph Gunn; a
brother, Frank Gunn; and
a sister, Ulysene Gunn
Marsh.
Visitation was
Wednesday, April 8, at
Kelley's Fineral Home
in Apalachicola. Funeral
services were Thursday
morning, April 9, at Kelley
Funeral Home, which
handled arrangements.


with services starting
immediately following.
Flowers may be sent
to Highland Park Church,
115 Highland Park Road, in
Apalachicola.
For more information,
call 653-3150.


family, friends, nature,
animals and God. He
will be missed by all who
knew him. He never met a
stranger.
He is survived by his
wife, Jackie Lee Vathis, of
Belleview; sons Nicolas
Vathis, Jr, of Panama City
Beach, and Richard Vathis,
of Vernon; mother Juanita
Romano Oliver, of Panama
City Beach; sister Mary
E. Herring, of Panama
City Beach; brothers John
C. Vathis, of Youngstown,
George Vathis, of Belleview,
and Theo Vathis, of
Tallahassee; two grandsons
and one granddaughter.


Card of THANKS


Lane Family
Thank you for all the meaningful things that you have
done to comfort us during our time of loss. Your prayers,
visits, words of comfort, cards, food, floral arrangements
and monetary gifts didn't go unnoticed and were greatly
appreciated. Continue to pray for us as we know that
God is in control of every event in our lives and though
we don't always understand, we are confident that "All
things work together for good to them that love the Lord
and are called according to His purpose.
We are so grateful to the Lord that we share a
heartfelt friendship that rest in the foundation of Christ's
love. Our Appreciation is as our Love....Never Ending.
"May the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings
you have come to take refuge, reward you fully for
what you have done." Ruth 2:12
The family of William A. Lane

Creamer Family
The family of Kathryn "Kitty" Creamer wishes to
thank our family and special friends for everything
during the time of our loss. The prayers, food, visits,
plants and flowers were very much appreciated. A
special thank you to our family at Resort Vacation
Properties and Franklin County Planning, Building and
Engineering Department for your love and support.




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

PASTOR: FATHER ROGER LATOSYNSKI
MASS SCHEDULE

SATURD AY ......................... ................. 5 PM
SUN D AY .................................... . . ...... 10 AM
SUNDAY SPANISH MASS .......................... . 5 PM
TUESDAY FRIDAY ................................... 8:30 AM
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Lanark activities winding down


Things are winding down around
here. We had our last meeting for
members and guests of the Lanark
Village Association on the first
Monday in April. Our guest speaker
was Van Johnson, director of the
county's solid waste department.
He had literature on the
rules and dates of pick-up
around the village. The
info can be found in the
Hall and posted on the
bulletin boards. Please pick
up copies and read and
observe the rules. I
We also heard from LANAR
our commissioner, Cheryl LANAR
Sanders. She gave us an
update on the budget and
shortfalls. We are always glad to
see her and hear what she has to
say.
Bingo for the Bus, on Wednesday
nights will probably run for a little
while yet, depending on the crowd.
Come on over to the hall. Doors
open at 5 p.m., bingo starts at
6:30 p.m. Enjoy the evening with us.
You might just win a game or two!
Saturday's Pancake Breakfast
at the Hall was well supported. The
Lanark Golf Club members wish
to thank everybody who enjoyed


breakfast with them. They will
resume in the fall.
Hamburger night at the
Legion on Fridays is going
great guns. Hope you plan to join
us! Serving begins at 5 p.m. The
fun begins when you walk in the
door.
Saturday Night
Steak-out was a sell out.
Members of the Sons of
Legionnaires wish to thank
you all very much for your
support. Mr. Bill Miller
and Cecil Johnson did the
preparation and grilling
K ENWS of the steaks, while Mary
Welsh Crain and her crew baked
the spuds and fixed the
plates. Thanks to you too!
And speaking of huge successes,
thanks to your support $3,600 was
raised for Tonya's Hope. How about
that?
Don't forget Birthday Night at
the Legion will be this Saturday,
April 18 and every third Saturday
from now on. Come and enjoy the
evening with us.
The monthly covered dish will
be this Sunday, April 19 at the
hall. Bring a dish to share and a
donation to Chillas. Rev. George


Briesacker will say the blessing at 1
p.m. and then, dig in.
Holy week was very well
observed at Sacred Heart of
Jesus Catholic Church and Easter
Sunday our church was packed
out. Of course, Father Joseph gave
us his very moving Masses. After
Easter Mass, we all went into the
church hall for coffee and cake.
The Easter bunny had put baskets
full of goodies for the children.
The children all looked cute in
their dresses, bonnets, suits and
ties. Hope your church was well
attended also and I'll bet you looked
spiffy in your Easter bonnet too!
Be sure to mark your calendars
for Thursday, April 23. Members of
the Lanark Village Association
will prepare and serve meatball
subs for lunch. Serving starts at
11:30 a.m. and feature sides along
with the subs. Your donation of $5
will be collected at the door. See ya
there!
Be kind to each other, check in
on the sick and housebound and
remember, Jesus loves Franklin
County and its people.
Until next time, God Bless
America, our troops, the poor,
homeless and the hungry.


Community EVENTS


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 gardeners have
chosen to personalize
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 p.m.
Area clergy will


give readings or offer
a prayer, while local
students will provide
musical entertainment.
This event will provide
the garden committee an
opportunity to showcase
this use of green space,
and to recognize and
thank everyone 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
planted!

Carrabelle library to
hold free computer
courses
The Franklin County
Public Library's
Carrabelle Branch has
announced a lineup
of computer software
classes, all free and open
to the public, to be held
through August.
Classes will be held
at the Carrabelle
Branch's computer
lab at 311 James Ave., in
Carrabelle.
Please call 697-2366
to sign up. Recordings
will be made to access


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
379 Brownsville Road Apalachicola


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




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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 understand
how to be more proficient
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 between
programs, discover time
saving tips for working
on the PC. Prerequisites
are participation in 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

THE
EPISCOPAL CHURCH
WELCOMES YOU


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


I will be taught by
instructor Charles
Sawyer. Beginning-level
photographers will learn
how to see and capture
better photographs using
your point-and-shoot
digital camera. Learn
how to avoid common
problems in photographs;
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 affect
the image. Learn how
to use advanced camera
features to capture and
produce more creative
photographs. Use
Photoshop Elements
to perform image
cropping, correction, and
enhancement. For best
results, bring your camera
and owner's manual to
class.

THE
EPISCOPAL
CHURCH


WELCOMES YOU
Church

of the

Ascension
101 NE First Street
Carrabelle
SUNDAY
10:00 AM


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Obituaries

Ollie Gunn Sr.


Ann Mathis


Nickolas Vathis


The United Methodist Churches

of Franklin County Welcome You

First United Methodist Church of Apalachicola
Worship Service 11:00 a.m. every Sunday
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
75 5' St. Apalachicola 653-9530 fumcapalach@gtcom.net
Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis
Carrabelle United Methodist Church
Worship Services 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
"Celebrate Recovery" Mondays 7-9 p.m.
Healing service first Friday of each month
102 NE Ave. B Carrabelle 697-3672
Pastor: Julie Stephens
Eastpoint United Methodist Church
Worship Service 10:00 a.m. every Sunday
Prayer 9:15 a.m. Waffles & Wisdom 11:15 a.m.
Healing Service every first Fridays of the Month at 6:30 p.m.
317 Patton Dr. (corner of David St.) 670-8825
Pastor: Rev. Beth White
St. George Island United Methodist Church
9:00 a.m. Worship Service
10:00 a.m. Fellowship Hour
201 E. Gulf Beach Dr. 927- 4635 www.sgiumc.org
Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis






B4 I The Times


Law Enforcement


Thursday, April 16, 2009


Seafood workers arrested for



workers' compensation fraud


By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor
Two employees of Leavins Sea-
food in Apalachicola were arrested
Friday on charges of workers' com-
pensation fraud.
Aurelio Temix, 18, of 95 Avenue
I Apt. C, Apalachicola, and Ricardo
Temix, 40, of 61 24th Ave., Apala-
chicola, were arrested at the sea-
food processing facility April 10,
after the company's office staff
provided documents from their
personnel records to detectives
with the state's Division of Insur-
ance Fraud.
Both men face third degree fel-
ony charges of workers' compen-
sation fraud that could result in 15
years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
"We believe these people to be


possibly illegals," said Lt. Buddy
Hand. "They're using possible So-
cial Security numbers of others or
fraudulent Social Security num-
bers."
Hand said the men used these
numbers to obtain gainful employ-
ment with Leavins but ran into
trouble when they later reported
workers' comp injuries.
Hand said both men reported a
workers' compensation injury and
received workers' comp benefits
and payment for medical expenses
for treatment of their injuries.
But during the processing of
their claims by Florida Hospitality
Mutual Insurance Company, prob-
lems surfaced when the Social Se-
curity Administration advised the
numbers they used did not match
their names.


When detectives visited Leavins
Friday, office staff provided docu-
ments that included an 1-9 (Em-
ployment Eligibility Verification)
and a W-4 (Employee's Withholding
Allowance Certificate), which listed
the invalid Social Security num-
bers.
Hand said the state can pros-
ecute under Florida Statute Chap-
ter 440.105, which is use of fraud
to secure a job or obtain workers'
compensation benefits. In the event
the Social Security numbers belong
to another individual, then identity
theft charges can be levied.
Both men were arrested and
transported to the county jail by
sherriff's deputies. The case will be
prosecuted by Willie Meggs, state
attorney for the Second Judicial
Circuit.


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The following report is
provided by the Franklin
County Sheriff's Office. Ar-
rests are made by officers
from the following city,
county and state law en-
forcement agencies: Apala-
chicola (APD), Carrabelle
(CPD), Florida Highway Pa-
trol (FHP), Franklin County
Sheriff's Office (FCSO),
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC), Florida Department
of Environmental Protection
(FDEP), Florida Division of
Insurance Fraud (DIF) and
Florida Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Ser-
vices (FLDOACS).
All defendants are con-
sidered innocent until prov-
en guilty in a court of law.

April 7
Tammy D. Douds, 47,
Carrabelle, failure to ap-
pear (FCSO)
William Jones III, 30,
Apalachicola, criminal mis-
chief (FCSO)
Lawrence W. Ray, 28,
Apalachicola, sale or pos-
session of a controlled sub-
stance within 1,000 feet of a
church (FCSO)
Antonio D. Clemons,
20, Apalachicola, sale of a
controlled substance within
1,000 feet of a park (FCSO)

April 9
Jarvis B. Turrell, 28,
Apalachicola, sale of a con-
trolled substance within
1,000 feet of public housing
(FCSO)
Veronica L. Rochelle,
60, Apalachicola, three
counts sale of a controlled
substance within 1,000 feet
of church (FCSO)
Thomas R. Wright, 30,
Carrabelle, possession of
a controlled substance,
possession of less than 20
grams of cannabis, posses-
sion of legend drug without
a prescription and sale of a
controlled substance with-
in 1,000 feet of a church
(FCSO)
Marvin B. Campbell,
49, Apalachicola, sale of a
controlled substance within


The Apalachicola Mu-
nicipal Library was bur-
glarized sometime between
late night Thursday, April 9,
and 6 a.m. Friday, April 10,
according to Apalachicola
Police Chief Bobby Varnes.
Librarian Carrie Kienzle
discovered the break in.
"I was here at about 9:15
a.m. to put the newspaper
in because the library was
closed for Good Friday," she
said. "I noticed the broken
pane of glass in the door."
At this time, it has been
determined that less than
$40 was taken. Money from
a bank bag and coins in a
sorter were stolen, but a
small amount of change in
a box in the same drawer as
the cash bag was left. The
bag containing the money
was left, along with deposit
slips contained in it.


1,000 feet of public housing
(FCSO)
David L. Geter, 24, Car-
rabelle, sale of a controlled
substance within 1,000 feet
of public housing (CPD)

April 10
Davida C. Tandy, 35,
Florissant, Mo., felony
passing worthless bank
checks and misdemeanor
passing worthless bank
checks (FCSO)
Mark T. Forester, 35,
Oviedo, introduction of con-
traband into a correctional
facility (FCSO)
Donna B. Howard, 53,
Eastpoint, sale of a con-
trolled substance (FCSO)
Aurelio Temix, 18,
Apalachicola, workers'
compensation fraud (DIF)
Ricardo Temix, 40,
Apalachicola, workers'
compensation fraud (DIF)
William C. Watts, 33,
no address given, failure to
appear (FCSO)

April 11
Stacey N. Probert, 18,
Crawfordville, resisting
arrest without violence
(FCSO)
Richard D. Miller, 19,
Crawfordville, resisting
arrest without violence
(FCSO)
James E. Roberts, 18,
Crawfordville, resisting
arrest without violence
(FCSO)
Ryan D. Breg, 19, Craw-
fordville, resisting arrest
without violence (FCSO)
Richard J. Hoy, 52, Car-
rabelle, DUI (FCSO)
Jeremy D. Brown, 27,
Duncan, OK, trespass on
property (FCSO)
Brett V Foster, 26, Tal-
lahassee, trespass on prop-
erty (FCSO)
Audra L. Murray, 40,
Carrabelle, burglary of a
dwelling (CPD)

April 13
Twoyne S. Croom, 32,
Apalachicola, failure to ap-
pear and withholding child
support (APD)


The library was not dis-
turbed except for a cushion
on one chair and the news-
paper display section near
the broken window. Two
panes of glass were bro-
ken, one in the front door
and one in a window in the
children's section. The
burglar exited through the
back door and left it ajar.
There was a vigil at Trin-
ity Episcopal Church that
night, so there was consid-
erable activity until about 3
a.m. The church was bright-
ly lit all night but unoccupied
from 3:15 a.m. until 5 a.m.
Varnes is asking that if
anyone saw someone near
the library during those
hours or has knowledge of
the break in, then please
give the police a call.

By Lois Swoboda


FWC needs help with

feral hogs on Box-R


Wildlife managers often
tolerate a few wild hogs,
but there are so many on
the 11,200-acre Box-R Wild-
life Management Area in
Franklin and Gulf counties
they are destroying agricul-
tural fields, native plants
and habitat.
As a result, the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission will allow
nighttime hog hunts May 8
to 10, June 12 to 14, July 10
to 12, Aug. 14 to 16 and Sept.
11 to 13.
The hunts are by quota
permit, with 10 quota per-
mits issued for each three-
day hunt. Up to two hunters
may hunt per quota permit.
They may possess only one
firearm.
Hog dogs are legal to


use and encouraged on this
dusk-to-dawn hunt. Up to
three dogs may be used at
a time.
Anyone interested in
applying for the May, June
or July hunts can do so be-
ginning April 21 at 10 a.m.
through the Total Licens-
ing System at County Tax
Collector Jimmy Harris'
office or online on a first-
come, first-served basis
at www.MyFWC.com/Li-
cense.
A separate application
and subsequent drawing
will be held in July for the
Aug. 14 to 16 and Sept. 11 to
13 hunts.
There will be no size or
bag limits on hogs. No live
hogs may be removed from
the area.


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Burglar strikes


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Thursday, April 16, 2009


Local


Proposed reservoir could rob


Apalachicola River of water


Public comment is needed on a pro-
posed reservoir that could further de-
crease the flow of the Apalachicola
River.
The South Fulton Municipal Regional
Water and Sewer Authority has applied
to the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps)
for a permit to build a 44-acre pump
storage reservoir on Bear Creek, a trib-
utary of the Chattahoochee River, which
in turn feeds the Apalachicola River.
The proposal states that the reservoir
would pump 16 million gallons of water a
day from Bear Creek. Theoretically, the
reservoir would provide adequate water
supplies through the year 2050 for Fair-
burn, Palmetto and Union City, three
bedroom communities for Atlanta.
At the April 7 meeting of the county
commission, Dan Tonsmeire of the


Riverkeeper said the project would ac-
tually pump 32 million gallons out of
Bear Creek daily. When analyzing such
a project, the Corps is legally obligated
to consider public opinion.
May 18 is the deadline for public com-
ment on this project.
If you wish to state your views about
further diminishing the flow of the
Apalachicola River, then write to Savan-
nah District, US Army Corps of Engi-
neers, Piedmont Branch, Attn. Mr. Gary
Craig, 1590 Adamson Parkway, Suite
200, Morrow, Georgia 30260-1777. Refer-
ence application number 200900225 in
your letter.
You may also call Craig at 678-422-
2728.
By Lois Swoboda


Shriners in town this weekend


Upwards of 200 Shad-
dai Shriners of Panama
City are coming to Car-
rabelle for their Spring
Ceremony this weekend
on Friday and Saturday,
April 17 and 18.
The Chief Rabban, the
illustrious Sir Richard
Cook, will preside over
the festivities. The Spring
Ceremony is when new
candidates are inducted
into the Shrine, and it is
like an initiation.
David Jackson, who is
in charge of this year's
ceremony, is one of 10
members of the Carra-
belle Shrine Club, all of
whom belong to the Shad-
dai Shrine.
"Normally, the Spring
Ceremony would be held
in Panama City. I con-
vinced them to have it
here, and I want to show
them up. We will probably
have anywhere from 150
to 200 Shriners and their


families in town for the
weekend," he said.
The weekend will kick
off Friday with a ladies
luncheon for Shrine wives
to be held at the St. James
Bay Golf Course.
The men will meet at
the Carrabelle govern-
ment complex in the old
Carrabelle School at 4
p.m. that evening.
Beginning at 6:30 p.m.,
the Shrine will host a
"Fun with the Candidates
Night" at the Carrabelle
City Complex. This will be
an adults-only event with
live music by Captain El-
lis and the Shriner's Band
and is free and open to the
public.
Hot dogs and ham-
burgers are available for
$6 per plate.
The Saturday morning
parade begins between
9:30 and 10 a.m.
"It will probably be
the biggest parade Car-


rabelle has ever seen. We
have confirmed that units
from Alabama, Florida
and Georgia will attend,"
Jackson said.
Ron Baas, treasurer
for the Shaddai Shrine,
said, "We are working
with two hotels on accom-
modations. We hope to fill
them up. The entire Divan
(ruling body) of the Shrine
will be spending the night.
We also have people com-
ing in from Albany and
Atlanta, Ga., and I don't
think they'll be down just
for the day."
He said the Spring
Ceremony was last held
in Carrabelle in 1998. "It's
been a long time since
Carrabelle has been ac-
tively involved in the
Shrine, but I think now
they are coming back
strong, and we're glad to
see this," Baas said.
By Lois Swoboda


PUBLIC NOTIFICATION



The Franklin County Board of Coun-

ty Commissioners will be holding a

meeting on Wednesday, April 22, 2009

at 6:30 p.m. concerning the Tri-Coun-

ty Flooding conditions and flood stag-

es on the Ochlockonee River and the

Crooked Rivers bordering on Franklin,

Wakulla and Liberty Counties. The

meeting will be located at the follow-

ing location:



Wakulla County Senior Citizen

Center

33 Michael Drive

Crawfordville, Florida 32327



For more information concerning this

notice please contact the following

person:



Amy Ham-Kelly, Franklin County

Planning Administrative Assistant

(850) 653-9783, Ext. 167


Rejected bids prompt



Withers to sue county


At the April 7 county commission
meeting, County Attorney Michael Shuler
informed the board that attorney Nicho-
las Yonclas of Eastpoint has served the
county with two complaints on behalf of
Ben Withers Construction of Panacea.
In one complaint, Withers asked for
$50,000 he claims is owed to him for work
performed on the Apalachicola Airport
Road. Withers maintains the road was
completed in September 2007.
In a letter written on March 29, 2009,
Shuler argued that the road would not be
completed until Withers reconstructed a
trash skimmer to comply with the origi-
nal contract specifications. He also wrote
that the county would not reimburse
Withers for 13,000 cubic yards of fill dirt
because the fill was needed as a result of
Withers over-excavating the road proj-
ect.
In the second complaint, Withers al-
leges he was discriminated against on
two bids, the St. George Island boat ramp
project and the Eastpoint boat ramp
project.
Withers was lowest bidder on the is-
land project at $502,000, but the county's
consulting engineers, Preble Rish, ad-
vised that Withers and another firm both
be disqualified due to technicalities. The
county chose BCL Civil Contractors to
perform the work at a cost of $593,000.
Withers also presented low bid on the
Eastpoint boat ramp construction proj-
ect, however, consultants Bailey, Bishop
and Lane recommended the project be
awarded to Poloronis Construction, the
second lowest bidder, because Withers
allegedly failed to present all of the nec-
essary documents in his bid package.


LOIS SWOBODA I The Times
Ben Withers
Yonclas said he filed the complaints
on April 6 because the commission was
scheduled to finalize the contract for the
Eastpoint boat ramp project on April 7.
At the April 7 meeting, the board
voted unanimously to proceed with the
construction of the boat ramp. During
the meeting, Withers tried on several oc-
casions to address the commission con-
cerning his allegations.
"We are now adversaries," Shuler said.
"Why don't you plead your case in court?
There's a proper time and a proper place
and that's not here this morning."
In a later telephone interview, Yonclas
said the county "cannot really reject a bid
without legal reason. There's case law
out there that says there's a competitive
bidding system."

By Lois Swoboda


NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF COUNTY ORDINANCE
AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN TO CHANGE ELEMENTS AND
MAPS


On Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at 10:15 a.m. at the
County Commission Meeting Room in the Courthouse
Annex at 24 Forbes Street in Apalachicola, Florida, the
Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will
hold a public hearing to consider enacting the following
ordinance changing the Future Land Use Map to adopt
new image maps and changing Elements of the Compre-
hensive Plan.


AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE FRANK-
LIN COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
TO CHANGE THE FUTURE LAND USE
ELEMENT, THE TRAFFIC CIRCULATION
ELEMENT, THE HOUSING ELEMENT,
THE INFRASTRUCTURE ELEMENT, THE


COASTAL/CONSERVATION


ELEMENT,


THE RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE EL-
EMENT, THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL CO-
ORDINATION ELEMENT, AND THE CAPI-
TAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENT AND TO
ADOPT A NEW HURRICANE EVACUATION
LEVEL OF CONCERN MAP.


Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be
heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. More in-
formation may be obtained at the Franklin County Plan-
ning Department, 34 Forbes Street, Suite 1, Apalachicola,
Florida 32320 (telephone 850-653-9783)


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


Persons who may wish to appeal any action result-
ing from this hearing should make arrangements to assure
that a verbatim record is made, including testimony and
evidence, if any, upon which the appeal is to be based.


The Times | BS






B6 I The Times


Local


Thursday, April 16, 2009


Removing bats carefully from your belfry

By Bill Mahan natural environment in Service to remain above cleaned up of bats."
places like tree cavities, 50 degrees before owners You also can help the
A common question I foliage, Spanish moss or can permanently seal off excluded bats. Building
get is "How do I get rid of caves. However, as their their structures." That's bat houses is a good idea
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me buas in my nouse? The
easy answer is to exclude
them from getting back
once they leave. However,
because of the
bat's biology you
need to select
the time of the
year when you
exclude your bats
carefully.
Bats are
beneficial wc
because, most A
of the time, they AROUBill
make life for us Bill
much easier. They are the
most important controller
of night-flying insects that
we have. Experts with the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) report that a single
bat can eat up to 3,000
insects a night. But if they
have taken up residence in
your home, our friendly bat
becomes a pest.
Most bats roost in the


Thursday. April 16
Apalachicola Commu-
nity Pride meeting at 6
p.m. at City Hall. For more
info, call 653-8715.
Saturday. April 18
Shriner's parade. 9:30
a.m. in Carrabelle, from
bridge to Highway 67, along
U.S. 98. For info call 697-


natural DI lliato, is sost, ualS,
may move into buildings
and bridges. Despite their
helpful role combating
beetles, moths
and mosquitoes,
bats usually aren't
welcome in homes,
offices or belfries.
So people usually
what them out and
out fast! This is
where their biology
comes into play.
YOU Because the window
han of opportunity for
getting them out of the
house is open only at
certain times of the year,
said FWC bat expert and
wildlife biologist Jeff Gore.
Killing bats is
illegal because of their
environmental value and
declining numbers. In
February 2008, the FWC
clarified nuisance wildlife
regulations pertaining
to bats to better protect


3332.
Crooked River Light-
house open house and rib-
boncutting. 1 p.m. Dedica-
tion for the grand opening
of the lighthouse museum
at 1975 US 98. For more
info, call Arlene Oehler,
president, at 697-9790.
Second annual U.SA.


Evening bat.
them. The regulations now
specify how and when it is
legal to remove bats from
structures.
When bats take up
residence in a structure
where they are not wanted,
there is only one safe, legal
and effective technique
for getting rid of them.
The process is known as
"exclusion." Excluding
bats from their roost sites
involves the use of a one-


Southern bench press
and dead lift weightlifting
championship. 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. on beach in front of
Blue Parrot restaurant on
St. George Island. For more
info, call 653-1920.
Monday. April 20
Breakfast at Franklin
County Senior Center in


FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISIONERS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Position Title: Spray Technician
Closing Date: April 30, 2009
Hourly Rate: $9.00 per Hour / No Benefits / Temporary Position/
Ends October of 2009

Contact Person: James Dewitt Polous
Mosquito Control
376 State Road 65
Eastpoint, FL 32328
Phone: (850) 670-8730

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners is an Equal Opportu-
nity/Affirmative Action/Drug Free Workplace Employer

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must have the capability to drive a
pickup truck up to four to six hours at a time and have knowledge of
roads within Franklin County.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires a high school diploma or an
equivalent. Must possess a valid Florida Drivers License with a favor-
able driving record. Must pass background check.


SEALED BIDS for APALACHICOLA STORMWATER IMPROVEMENTS
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.

A MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING WILL BE HELD ON APRIL
20, 2009 AT 2:00 P.M. EASTERN TIME AT APALACHICOLA CITY
HALL, 1 BAY AVENUE APALACHICOLA, FL 32320.

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
opening.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: APALACHICOLA STORMWATER IM-
PROVEMENTS,
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.


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CHRISBURNEY I Special to the Times


way device that allows
them to exit the structure
but prevents them from
returning. The "device" is
often just a piece of screen
or plastic hung over the
entry/exit that the bats use
to get in and out.
The regulation requires
"a minimum of four
consecutive days/nights for
which the low temperature
is forecasted by the
U.S. National Weather


Carrabelle. Coffee at 7:30
a.m., meal at 8 a.m. $2 dona-
tion. Call 697-3760.
Tuesday. April 21
Franklin County Com-
mission public workshop
at 2 p.m. at the courthouse
annex in Apalachicola. The
commission will hear from
citizens, researchers, po-
tential solution provid-
ers and other interested
parties on dealing with
wastewater issues on St.
George Island. For more
info, call 653-8861.
Apalachicola's CRA
(Community Redevelop-
ment Authority) will meet
at 5 p.m. at the Apalachic-
ola Bay Chamber of Com-
merce. For more info, call
653-8715.
Apalachicola's Com-
munity Gardens will


out when it's too cold. Four
warm nights is adequate to
get most bats moving and
to activate enough bugs
for the bats to eat. Flying
depletes a bat's energy
quickly.
Then there is maternity
season from April 16 to
August 14 when adult bats
gather at roosting sites
to have and raise young.
During this time, the
newborns are dependent
on the adults for food. If
they are separated, the
young bats will die. On the
rare occasion that bats do
become your "summer
guests," the legal, safe and
responsible solution is to
plan on excluding them
after August 14, when
both adults and young can
fly away safely. But don't
worry, wildlife biologist
Gore said. "I've never seen
a place that couldn't be


meet at 6 p.m. at the Apala-
chicola Bay Chamber of
Commerce. For more info,
call 653-8715.
Wednesday. April 22
Apalachicola's City
Square Community Gar-
den will celebrate the grand
opening of the garden with
a "Blessing of the Garden"
at 5 p.m. For more info, call
653-8715.
Peak of Migration Bird
Walk from 8 to 11 a.m. in St.
George Island State Park.
Learn to identify birds,
hunt for rarities and learn
natural history with guide
Alan Knothe. Cost is free,
and all skill levels welcome.
Loaner binoculars avail-
able. Meet at campgound
in the parl. For more info,
call 653-8063 or email Alan.
Knothe@dep.state.fl.us.


)RL
ND'
Mah


UDelore excAIusion, Uo1o1gs10
and the FWC's Birding Trail
coordinator Mark Kiser
said. "About 90 percent of
the time, evicted/excluded
bats will move into the bat
houses," he said. It gives
them a readily available
place to live, instead of
forcing them to seek
another way back into your
home or your neighbor's
home.
For photographs and
more information about
bats and how to build a bat
house, go to MyFWC.com/
WILDLIFEHABITATS/
SpeciesInfo_Bats.htm.
If you have any
questions, please let me
know.
Bill Mahan is a Florida
Sea Grant Agent and
director of the Franklin UF-
IFAS Extension Program.
Contact him at 653-9337,
697-2112 x 360; or via e-mail
at bmahan@ufl.edu.


Volunteers


sought for


"The Wall that


Heals" visit

"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' known as
'The Detail', a permanent,
partial-scale replica of its
counterpart.
This one-of-a-kind event
for Apalachicola will be the
only time these two nation-
al memorials will be pre-
sented together outside of
Washington D.C. This spe-
cial event will take place
April 30 through May 3.
The public is invited to
welcome the motorcycle
motorcade escorting 'The
Wall' along its route, from
Marianna to Apalachico-
la. It is expected to enter
Apalachicola from the west
on Highway 98, on Tuesday,
April 28 around 1 p.m. Show
your patriotism with ban-
ners and flags as it passes
by to rest next to the Three
Servicemen Statue South
on Market Street.
The Opening Ceremo-
ny, which will feature an
Honor Guard, as well as a
patriotic presentation of
music and song, will take
place on Thursday, April 30
at 11 a.m.
A variety of educational
programs for all ages will
be offered throughout the
four day event. Among
them is the reading of the
some 58,000 names of sol-
diers killed in Vietnam.
The names will be read
throughout the four-day
exhibition, a task that will
require numerous volun-
teers reading in 15 to 20
minute shifts.
Tom Daly, who is co-
ordinating the reading of
the names, would like for
groups such as churches,
schools, VFW posts or
other organizations to vol-
unteer their time and man-
power. Daly can be reached
at (813) 695-0562.
The Closing Ceremony
will take place on Sunday,
May 3 at 7 p.m. will feature
a 21-gun salute and a spe-
cial rendition of 'Taps' to
honor those fallen. Coun-
try western veteran Chuck
Price of "Unsung Hero"
fame is expected to sing
during the opening and
closing cere-mony.
The event is a joint
venture between its main
sponsor, The Three Ser-
vicemen Statue South, Inc.
and The Vietnam Veteran
Memorial Fund.
More information re-
garding the event can be
accessed at the website
www.threeservicemenstat-
uesouth.org. More infor-
mation regarding 'the trav-
eling Wall' can be found at
www.vvmf.org.


Community CALENDAR


NOTICE OF INTENT TO
CONSIDER ADOPTION
OF COUNTY ORDINANCE
AMENDING THE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
TO CHANGE THE
PERMITTED LAND USE
OF FIVE PUBLICLY
OWNED LANDS
On Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at 10:15 a.m. at the Coun-
ty Commission Meeting Room in the Courthouse Annex at 34
Forbes Street in Apalachicola, Florida, the Franklin County
Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing to
consider enacting the following ordinance amending the Fu-
ture Land Use Map to change the allowed land use on five
publicly owned parcels:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE FRANKLIN COUN-
TY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO CHANGE THE PER-
MITTED LAND USE ON FIVE SEPARATE PARCELS
OF PUBLICLY OWNED RECREATION LAND IN
FRANKLIN COUNTY.
A copy of a map showing the five publicly owned
parcels is attached hereto.
Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be
heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. More informa-
tion may be obtained at the Franklin County Planning Depart-
ment, 34 Forbes Street, Suite 1, Apalachicola, Florida 32320
(telephone 850-653-9783)
The proposed ordinance may be inspected in the of-
fice of the Clerk of Court in the Franklin County Courthouse in
Apalachicola, Florida.
Persons who may wish to appeal any action resulting
from this hearing should make arrangements to assure that a
verbatim record is made, including testimony and evidence, if
any, upon which the appeal is to be based.





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Local


The Times | B7


WATERFALL from page B1


Today Marilyn is a retired
professor of education, with
over 30 years of college
level teaching experience
at two different institutions
in North Georgia. She holds
a bachelor's and master's
in English education and
earned a doctorate in
curriculum and instruction
from Florida State
University, her mother's
alma mater.
"Waterfalls of North
Georgia" is the first book
that Marilyn has edited
for Jack Anthony, but they
are currently working on a
second, to be published later
this year.
Marilyn and her
husband, David, live on
Yahoola Creek on 22 acres
outside of Dahlonega, Ga.
The creek headwaters rise
above their property to
form a full-bodied stream,


which then flows into the
Chestatee River, which flows
into the Chattahoochee,
which becomes the
Apalachicola. Water from
the Yahoola can eventually
flow past Battery Park and
sweep out into the bay. What
a remarkable trip!
Gratefully, Marilyn stays
connected to her ancestral
home through the warm
hospitality of her cousins
Willoughby and Marie
Marshall, who now own the
home that has been in the
Marks family since 1900. It
is through their efforts that
this exhibit of photographs
from the "Waterfalls of
North Georgia" is possible.
"These photographs
depicting headwaters of the
Chattahoochee are a fitting
tribute to the same mighty
river known downstream
as the Apalachicola..


As it flows out of these
mountains, past farms and
woods and cities and towns,
it becomes the lifeblood
of so many communities
and environments
along the way," she
said. "How appropriate
that photographs of the
Apalachicola, at its true
beginnings, would be
exhibited in the very town
that bears its name at its
end."

About the photographer,
Jack Anthony

Jack grew up in the
foothills of the Appalachian
Mountains in Dahlonega,
Ga. He received a
bachelor's of science in
physics from North Georgia
College where he met his
wife, June. After serving


three years in the Army in
New Mexico he joined the
DuPont Company at the
Savannah River Plant in
South Carolina. He later
transferred to DuPont's
Research Division in
Wilmington, Del., and
remained there for the
next 27 years. While there
he earned a master's in
electrical engineering from
Drexel University.
After retiring, Jack
and June moved back to
their roots in Dahlonega.
Jack began photographing
north Georgia scenes near
Dahlonega while developing
the original Dahlonega
Chamber of Commerce
website. His interest in
landscape photography
developed rapidly and he
enrolled in photography
classes at North Georgia
College & State University


(NGCSU), studying for
four years under Hank
Margeson. While in that
program, an assignment
in a computer graphics
course to design a small
book led to the publication
in the year 2000 of a
hardbound coffee table book
of color photographs of the
Dahlonega area. The 168-
page book, "Dahlonega, A
Special Place," has sold out
the print run of 3,000 books.
Jack continued
photographing mountain
scenes including waterfalls
across north Georgia,
leading to the publication
of a second coffee table
book, "Waterfalls of
North Georgia," edited by
Oberhausen. A third book,
also edited by Oberhausen
and currently being readied
for publication, is entitled
"Corps of Cadets, The


Boar's Head Brigade." It
tells the story of the military
program at NGCSU through
photographs.
In addition to these
books, Jack's photographs
have been published
in many books and
periodicals, including "Tall
Tales and Sonnets of the
South," a book by Mobile,
Ala., author Steve Hedrick
in which 31 of Jack's
photographs are used to
illustrate the stories.
Jack initially
developed and printed his
photographs in a chemical
darkroom, but later
switched to digital cameras
and now does all of his
work with a digital camera,
develops his photographs
on a computer, and prints
the images on digital ink jet
printers using pigmented
archival inks.


GROWN UP from page B1


You might say it was love
at first bite.
"I tried the food and
loved it and eight months
later we were married,"
said Anna.
While the food was all
fresh ingredients, Michael
was no spring chicken
when it came to directing
a kitchen. He had worked
at some of Maui's finest
restaurants, top resorts
in Aspen, CO and Coeur
d'Alene, ID, and catered
more than 100 weddings,
including actress Kate
Hudson's reception.
A native of San Diego,
CA, he originally studied
child and adolescent
psychology at Chino
State, but decided after
graduation to try a different
path, learning the ropes of
the restaurant business in
the Bay area in and around
San Francisco.
"I was rooming with
staff, sleeping in their


closets," he said. "I brought
a car with me so I got lots of
parking tickets."
Michael had been
working in restaurants ever
since he was 15, absorbing
the art of the kitchen from
his German grandparents,
his grandfather, a baker,
and grandmother, a cake
decorator.
"At some levels they
must have had an effect on
what I'm doing now," he
said.
Initially, Michael earned
a two-year associate's
degree from the California
Culinary Academy in San
Francisco, and worked
in Bay area restaurants,
including Harry Denton's,
run by his mentor chef
Barney Brown, and La
Creme de la Creme, in
North Oakland.
In 1994, he earned his
culinary arts degree from
the Culinary Institute of
America in Hyde Park, and


since then he has honed his
kitchen craft to a fine edge.
He described the style
he wants to infuse Cafe
Momi with as building on
"local ingredients, using
traditional American food
items, and creating them
with new and innovative
preparations and
presentations, taking the
old and making them new
again."
An example is his grilled
grouper, with stuffed chile
relleno with grits and goat
cheese. Or his distinctive
salad of grilled hearts of
romaine lettuce, topped
with roasted tomatoes,
shaved Romano cheese and
toasted pine seeds.
Caf6 Momi offers
traditional local appetizers,
such as smoked mullet
pate, as well as new ones,
such as top grade ahi
tuna wrapped in arugula
and topped with caviar,
alongside crispy nori, which


is dried seaweed, with
wasabi and soy butter.
His entrees so far have
not ventured too far into the
exotic, as the restaurant
offers such dishes as
sauteed pork loin, grilled
rack of lamb, seafood
bouillabaisse, grilled rib
eye with shitake mushroom
salsa and tandori chicken
breast.
"Maybe fried quail,
with ham and pea gravy
over biscuits?" wondered
Michael aloud, as he
theorized on possible dishes
he may introduce.
"I'm feeling what the
rest is going to be," he said.
"You kind of have to sit here
and see what develops."

Want approachable and
friendly dining

Michael's considered a
sushi bar, but he's not quite
sold on the idea, instead


focusing on sticking to the
basics, with a slight twist, as
he and Anna make the cafe
their chef-d'oeuvre.
"If you can get the
freshest product, it
complements all of the
food," Michael said. "The
meat portion is just one part
of it. I'm looking for more
fresh, organic ingredients,
maybe getting a whole fish
and butchering it. That's
probably the direction I'm
going to.
"We're in the process of
creating our own crackers,
for our oysters," he said.
"We're trying to be as real as
possible, making everything
from scratch. In the end
people taste the difference."
Anna's works on the
cafe's walls, which feature
colorful and stylish, but
not prettified, images,
accentuate Cafe Momi's
desire to be "approachable
and friendly" both for
tourists and for year-round


residents. She works in
oils, acrylics and, lately,
encaustics, a blend of plastic
resin and wax mixed with
paint.
On the flip side of the
menu is her image of
Agatha, perhaps a waitress,
with flaming yellow hair,
bright red dress, wide-open
blue eyes and a red mark
on her cheek that taken
together suggests both
funloving and reserved, like
her creator.
"I'm not looking to have it
be too stuffy," said Michael.
"I don't want to alienate
people, from coming once a
year on a special occasion.
I'm going to get some locals
in here, to have them order
a dinner that doesn't cost
them a $100 a person."
Caf6 Momi employs
about 10 people, and is open
for breakfast, beginning at
7:30 a.m., and for dinner, but
closed for lunch. It is open
everyday but Tuesday.


Reflections


Whatever happened


to waving at friends?


By Mr. Bill
Special to the Times

After passing my 76th
year on March 11, I got
the inspiration for another
story. My good friend and
former sheriff, Warren
Roddenberry, saw me in
Rush Gander's and set the
tone.
Wave has a few meanings
- ocean, hair, flag, tree,
and proctologist. Warren
pointed out to me the
declining waves to people.
Moving here from Dallas,
you never saw friends that
often. I made a lifetime of
friends here early on, and no
matter how many times you
passed them, you waved.
I realize that our fan base
has shrunk greatly, we still
do it. I started to get a music
metronome to mount on the
dashboard with a glove on it.
But like Warren said, I kinda
miss it. Nowadays, with all
the tinted glass, you can't
tell who's in there, and they
probably think you have
gone blind or stuck up.
Recently, waiting for a
graveside service, I sat in the
gazebo, and looking at the
expansion of the cemetery
since '59, I thought about if
all the people I have been
acquainted with, suddenly
rose up, it would be standing
room only at the stadium.
I want to touch on
another great friend from
Port St. Joe, who got his wish
and passed on in his sleep.
He was my dad's dentist
and mine from the '50's, Dr.
Robert E. King. He always
said, people who complained
about pain waited until the
last minute when no amount
of Novocain would work. He
was a civic leader, historian,
and got his real estate
license at 79 years old. He
was still working three-day
weeks at 84.


I can't help but lavish
praise on our American
Legion Post 82 at Lanark
for all the great community
service and aid to several
veterans' causes and VA
hospitals. We do most of this
from our pizzas, Sunday and
Wednesday nights, Tuesday
and Thursday night hot dogs
or surprise, Friday night
Wimpy's super-hamburgers
and Saturday night dinners.
The legion is made up of
veterans, ladies auxiliary,
and sons of American
Legion. You can join Sons of
Legion if you have a father,
grandfather, stepfather, who
served during wartime. You
need a copy of his discharge
or DD214. Dues are $20 a
year. Public is invited to our
dinners.
Also want to thank Stuart,
superintendent of C.W
Roberts and his crew, for the
beautiful job they did on the
Legion parking lot. I am glad
they got the airport road
job. I am very interested,
as I am a member of Sons
of Confederate Veterans, in
getting a camp established
here. If you are interested,
contact me at 697-3751 (3310)
cell 570-0658, or Gary Lee at
697-2405.
While I am on
organizations, I was the
founding president of the
Camp Gordon Johnston
Association. I am very proud
of what has been done over
these 12 years. The museum
is really something to see
now at its new home in the
new city complex building
(Carrabelle school). Please
visit and join the association,
we need your support. The
reunion and Veteran's Day
activities kicked off March
13, with the big parade on
Saturday. Lots of units were
in the parade this year. See
ya next year!
Mr Bill is the pen name
of Bill Miller


NOTICE OF INTENT TO
CONSIDER ADOPTION OF
AN ORDINANCE
AMENDING THE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
TO CHANGE THE
PERMITTED LAND USE
OF THE LAND
DESCRIBED ON THE
ATTACHED MAP FROM
RURAL VILLAGE TO
AGRICULTURAL AND
DELETING LAND USE
POLICY 2.2(L)
On Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 10:15 a.m. at the County
Commission Meeting Room in the Courthouse Annex at 34
Forbes Street in Apalachicola, Florida, the Franklin County
Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing to
consider enacting the following ordinance deleting land use
policy 2.2(L) and amending the Future Land Use Map to change
the allowed land use for the following parcel:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE FRANKLIN
COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO CHANGE
THE PERMITTED LAND USE ON 1704.3 ACRES OF
LAND LOCATED AROUND MCITYRE FROM RU-
RAL VILLAGE TO AGRICULTURAL AND DELETE
LAND USE POLICY 2.2(L).
A copy of the map showing the location and size of
the parcel is attached hereto.
Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be
heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. More informa-
tion may be obtained at the Franklin County Planning Depart-
ment, 34 Forbes Street, Suite 1, Apalachicola Florida 32320
(telephone 850-653-9782)
The proposed ordinance may be inspected in the of-
fice of the Clerk of Court in the Franklin County Courthouse in
Apalachicola, Florida.
Persons who may wish to appeal any action resulting
from this hearing should make arrangements to assure that a
verbatim record is made, including testimony and evidence, if
any, upon which the appeal is to be based.


NOTICE OF INTENT TO
CONSIDER ADOPTION
OF COUNTY ORDINANCE
AMENDING THE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
TO CHANGE THE
PERMITTED LAND USE
OF THE LAND
DESCRIBED ON THE
ATTACHED MAP FROM
CONSERVATION
RESIDENTIAL TO
AGRICULTURAL AND
DELETING LAND USE
POLICY 2.2(M).
On Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at 10:15 a.m. at the Coun-
ty Commission Meeting Room in the Courthouse Annex at 34
Forbes Street in Apalachicola, Florida, the Franklin County
Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing
to consider enacting the following ordinance deleting land
use policy 2.2(m) and amending the Future Land Use Map to
change the allowed land use of the following parcel.
AN ORDINANCEAMENDING THE FRANKLIN
COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO CHANGE THE
PERMITTED LAND USE ON 2500 ACRES OF LAND LO-
CATED FROM COW CREEK TO OCHLOKONEE BAY
FROM CONSERVATION RESIDENTIAL TO AGRICUL-
TURAL AND DELETING LAND USE POLICY 2.2(M)
A copy of the map showing the location and size of
the parcel is attached hereto.
Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be
heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. More informa-
tion may be obtained at the Franklin County Planning Depart-
ment, 34 Forbes Street, Suite 1 Apalachicola, Florida 32320
(telephone 850-653-9783)
The proposed ordinance may be inspected in the of-
fice of the Clerk of Court in Franklin County Courthouse in
Apalachicola, Florida.
Persons who may wish to appeal any action resulting
from this hearing should make arrangements to assure that a
verbatim record is made, including testimony and evidence, ,if
any, upon which the appeal is to be based.


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1 1100
has been filed against you
r s ^ and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
1 1 ten defenses, if any, to the
Complaint for Foreclosure
ANNOUNCEMES of Lien, twenty (20) days
1100 Legal Advertising after the last date of publi-
1110 Classified Notices cation on counsel for the
1120 Public Notices/ Plaintiff, Leon County, Flor-
Announcements ida, whose name and ad-
1130 Adoptions dress is: Laura M.
1140 Happy Ads Youmans, Esq., Leon
1160- Lost County Assistant County
1170- Found Attorney, 301 South Mon-
roe Street, Room 202, Tal-
lahassee, Florida 32301,
S and file the original with
the Clerk of the Court, oth-
| 1100 erwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the
relief prayed for in the
1628T Complaint for Foreclosure
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT of Lien.
FOR THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND This notice shall be pub-
FOR LEON COUNTY lished once week for four
FLORIDA (4) consecutive weeks in
the Apalachicola Times.
LEON COUNTY FLORIDA,
a Charter County and Po- WITNESS my hand and
litical Subdivision of the seal of said Court at Leon
State of Florida, County, Florida, on this
Plaintiff, 19th day of March, 2009

v. BOB INZER,
CLERK OF THE COURT
GWENDOLEN LETTS, and FOR LEON COUNTY
all other persons in pos- FLORIDA
session of subject real By: Yolanda Smith
property, whose names Deputy Clerk
are uncertain,
Defendants. Laura M. Youmans, Esq.
Florida Bar. 14091
CASE NO.: 08-CA-2321 Assistant County Attorney
Leon County Courthouse
NOTICE 301 South Monroe Street,
FOR PUBLICATION Room 202
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI- (850) 606-2500
FlED that an action to fore- April 2, 9, 16, 23, 2009
close on a code enforce-
ment lien on the following
property in Leon County,
Florida: 1680T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
Begin at the Southeast OF THE SECOND JUDI-
corner of the Northeast CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
Quarter of the Southwest FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY
Quarter of Section 33, FLORIDA.
Township 1 North, Range
2 West, run thence North JOHNSON PARK ASSOCI-
89 degrees 56 minutes ATES, LLC,
West for a distance of Plaintiff,
1342.15 feet to a point,
thence run North 00 de- VS.
grees 02 minutes East for
a distance of 1040.51 feet DORIS V. WETH-
to a point thence run East ERINGTON, the unremar-
for a distance of 120 feet ried widow of C.J. WETH-
to a point on the Western ERINGTON, a/k/a CHAR-
side of Frances Maples LIE JOHNSON WETH-
Drive, thence run North 00 ERINGTON, WENDELL P
degrees 02 minutes East BURTON, the only heir of
along the Western side of MIRIAM BURTON GIB-
Frances Maples Drive for a SON, the surviving unre-
distance of 70.22 feet, married widow of TY GIB-
thence run East 660 feet to SON, JR., a/k/a THOMAS
a point on the Eastern side YOUNG GIBSON, JR.,
of Mark Charles Drive, C.G. CHAPMAN, a/k/a
thence run South 00 de- C.G. CHAPMAN, SR.,
grees 02 minutes West a/k/a CHESTER GRIGGS
along the Eastern side of CHAPMAN, SR., C.G.
Mark Charles Drive for a CHAPMAN, JR., FRANK R.
distance of 90 feet, thence REYNOLDS, ETHEL JAN-
run East for a distance of ICE LANE MATTHEWS,
120 feet to a point which is MICHAEL PATRICK REYN-
the point of beginning, OLDS, the heirs of F.C.
thence continue East for a REYNOLDS, a/k/a FRANK
distance of 225 feet to a C. REYNOLDS, BROOKS
point, thence run South 13 GRIGGS, and ROLAND E.
degrees 13 minutes 30 SMITH, if alive, and if dead
seconds West for a dis- or not known to be dead
tance of 136.55 feet to a or alive, their several and
point on Beth Circle, respective unknown
thence run Northwesterly spouses, heirs, devisees,
along a curve having a ra- grantees, creditors, and all
dius of 50 feet for an are parties natural, corporate,
distance of 62.55 feet to a or otherwise claiming inter-
point, thence run North 46 ests by, through, under or
degrees 59 minutes 15 against them, a majority of
seconds West for a dis- the surviving BOARD OF
tance of 185.3 feet to the DIRECTORS OF C & G IN-
point of beginning, being VESTMENT CORPORA-
LOT 20, BLOCK D, WHIS- TION, a dissolved Florida
PERING PINES SUBDIVI- corporation,
SION, according to a map Defendants.
made by Apalachee Engi-
neer and Land Surveyors, CASE NO: 08-000519-CA
Inc. dated April 8, 1971.
NOTICE OF ACTION
ALSO:
To:
A 1971 Liberty DORIS V. WETH-
Mobile-Home Model ERINGTON, the unremar-
Southernaire; Serial No. G ried widow of C.J. WETH-
5196, together with all fur- ERINGTON, a/k/a CHAR-
niture and fixtures therein; LIE JOHNSON WETH-
said Mobile Home being ERINGTON, WENDELL P
affixed to Lot 20, Block D, BURTON, the only heir of
Whispering Pines Subdivi- MIRIAM BURTON GIB-
sion. SON, the surviving unre-
married widow of T.Y GIB-


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
RO. 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 thereafteeafter; 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.

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


NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated the 23rd day of Sep-
tember, 2008 and entered
in Case No.
07-000416-CA, of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 2ND Judi-
cial Circuit in and for
Franklin County, Florida,
wherein SUNTRUST BANK
is the Plaintiff, and FRED-
ERICK S. WHITE; UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA DE-
PARTMENT OF TREAS-
URY; MARCIA WHITE;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANT
(S) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the ON
FRONT STEPS OF
COURTHOUSE at the
Franklin County Court-
house in Apalachicola,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 14th day of May, 2009,
the following described
property as set forth in
said Final

COMMENCE AT THE
MOST EASTERLY COR-
NER OF ST GEORGE IS-
LAND GULF BEACHES,
UNIT 2, A SUBDIVISION
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK2, PAGE 15 OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
FRANKLIN COUNTY
FLORIDA AND RUN
NORTH 1837'19" WEST
150.00 FEET; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 7122'41"
WEST 20.00 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH
1837'19" WEST 410.00
FEET TO A POINT LYING
ON THE CENTERLINE OF
STATE ROAD NO. 300;
THENCE RUN NORTH-
EASTERLY ALONG CEN-
TERLINE AS FOLLOWS:
NORTH 7122'41" EAST
416.89 FEET TO A POINT
OF CURVE TO THE RIGHT
WITH A RADIUS OF
5729.58 FEET, FOR AN
ARC DISTANCE OF 599.31
FEET, CHORD BEING
NORTH 74 22'28" EAST
599.03 FEET, NORTH
7722'16" EAST 2778.72
FEET TO A POINT OF
CURVE TO THE LEFT
WITH A RADIUS OF
5729.58 FEET, FOR AN
ARC DISTANCE OF 935.11
FEET, CHORD BEING
NORTH 72 41'44" EAST
934.07 FEET, NORTH
6801'12" EAST 2142.69
FEET; THENCE LEAVING
SAID CENTERLINE RUN
SOUTH 21 58'48" EAST
50.00 FEET TO AN IRON
ROD AND CAP (MARKED
#7160) LYING ON THE
SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT
OF WAY BOUNDARY OF
STATE ROAD NO. 300;
THENCE RUN NORTH
6801'12" EAST ALONG
SAID RIGHT OF WAY
BOUNDARY 189.34 FEET
TO AN IRON ROD AND
CAP (MARKED #7160)
MARKING THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. FROM SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING
CONTINUE NORTH


COMMENCE AT THE
MOST EASTERLY COR-
NER OF ST. GEORGE IS-
LAND, GULF BEACHES,
UNIT 2, A SUBDIVISION
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 15 OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
FRANKLIN COUNTY
FLORIDA AND RUN
NORTH 1837'19" WEST
150.00 FEET; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 71 22'41"
WEST 20.00 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH
1837'19" WEST 410.00
FEET TO A POINT LYING
ON THE CENTERLINE OF
STATE ROAD NO. 300;
THENCE RUN NORTH-
EASTERLY ALONG SAID
CENTERLINE AS FOL-
LOWS: NORTH 7122'41"
EAST 416.89 FEET TO A
POINT OF CURVE TO THE
RIGHT WITH A RADIUS
OF 5729.58 FEET, FOR AN
ARC DISTANCE OF 599.31
FEET, CHORD BEING
NORTH 74022'28" EAST
599.03 FEET, NORTH
7722'16"EAST 2778.72
FEET TO A POINT OF
CURVE TO THE LEFT
WITH A RADIUS OF
5729.58 FEET, FOR AN
ARC DISTANCE OF 935.11
FEET, CHORD BEING
NORTH 72041'44" EAST
934.07 FEET, NORTH
6801'12" EAST 2142.69
FEET; THENCE LEAVING
SAID CENTERLINE RUN
SOUTH 21058'48" EAST
50.00 FEET TO AN IRON
ROD AND CAP (MARKED
#7160) LYING ON THE
SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT
OF WAY BOUNDARY OF
STATE ROAD NO.
300;THENCE RUN NORTH
6801'12" EAST ALONG
SAID RIGHT OF WAY
BOUNDARY 189.34 FEET
TO AN IRON ROD AND
CAP (MARKED #7160)
MARKING THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. FROM SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING
CONTINUE NORTH
6801'12" EAST 37.57
FEET; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 04 22'57" EAST
128.13 FEET; THENCE
RUN NORTH 22 03'52"
WEST 117.92 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINN-
ING.

Subject to covenants, re-
strictions, reservations &
easements of record, if
any, and subject to taxes
for the year 2004 and sub-
sequent years. Said prop-
erty is not the homestead
of Grantor nor his spouse.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING
AN INTEREST IN THE
SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER
THE SALE.

In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their
disabilities, need special


CHASE HOME FINANCE
LLC,
Plaintiff,

vs.

FRANKIE L. KING;
HARLEIGH A. TEXTER
A/K/A HARLEY A. TEXTER;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
FRANKIE L. KING; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANT(S) IN
POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY
Defendants.

CASE NO.:
19-2008-CA-000193

RE-NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated the 26th day of Jan-
uary 2009, and entered in
Case No. 19-2008-CA-
000193, of the Circuit
Court of the 2ND Judicial
Circuit in and for Franklin
County, Florida, wherein
CHASE HOME FINANCE
LLC is the Plaintiff and
FRANKIE L. KING;
HARLEIGH A. TEXTER
A/K/A HARLEY A. TEXTER;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
FRANKIE L. KING; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANT(S) IN
POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are
defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at the ON FRONT
STEPS OF COURTHOUSE
at the Franklin County
Courthouse in Apalachi-
cola, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 14th day of May,
2009, the following de-
scribed property as set
forth in said Final

LOT 6, BLOCK 2, SUN
.N" SAND BEACHES,
UNIT NO. 1, ACCORDING
TO MAP OF PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 20,
OF THE PUBLIC REC-
ORDS OF FRANKLIN
COUNTY FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING
AN INTEREST IN THE
SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER
THE SALE.

In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their
disabilities, need special
accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding
should contact the ADA
Coordinator at 33 Market


THE BANK OF NEW
YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE BENEFIT OF THE
CERTIFICATEHOLDERS
ALTERNATIVE LOAN
TRUST 2007-8CB MORT-
GAGE PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2007-8CB PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES
2007-8CB,
Plaintiff,

vs.

LEE P SHAFFER, III, et al.,
Defendants.

Case No.
19-2009-CA-000002

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO:
LEE P SHAFFER, III, resi-
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-
scribed.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED, that
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
APALACHICOLA, County
of Franklin, State of Flor-
ida.

has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
on ADORNO & YOSS,
LLP, Plaintiffs attorneys,
whose address is PRO. 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-
plaint.

Dated on the 25th day of
March, 2009.

MARCIA M. JOHNSON
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 RO. Box 1649, Quincy,
Florida 32853 at least (7)
days before the scheduled


NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Con-
sent Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated January
26, 2009, and entered in
Civil Action No.
07-000426-CA of the Cir-
cuit Court of the Second
Judicial Circuit in and for
Franklin County, Florida,
wherein the parties were
the Plaintiff, APALACHI-
COLA STATE BANK, and
the Defendants, EDWARD
L. McGUFFEY and BETTY
A. McGUFFEY I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der, for cash, at 11:00 a.m.
(Eastern Time) on the 29th
day of April, 2009, at the
front steps of the Franklin
County Courthouse, Apa-
lachicola, Florida, the
following-described real
property in Franklin and
Wakulla Counties as set
forth in said Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure:

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
POINT OF BEGINNING
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
the POINT OF BEGINN-
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.

Hon. MARCIA JOHNSON
Clerk of the Court
Franklin County, Florida
By: Michele Maxwell
As Deputy Clerk

FRANK A. BAKER,


NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated the 27th day of Jan-
uary, 2009, and entered in
Case No. 08-00019CA, of
the Circuit Court of the
2ND Judicial Circuit in and
for Franklin County, Flor-
ida, wherein HSBC BANK
USA, N.A., is the Plaintiff
and KIT C. MASHBURN;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF KIT C. MASHBURN;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN
TENANT(S) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defend-
ants. I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for
cash at the ON FRONT
STEPS OF COURTHOUSE
at the Franklin County
Courthouse, in Apalachi-
cola, Florida, or 11:00 a.m.
on the 29th day of April,
2009, the following de-
scribed property as set
forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:

LOT 3, BLOCK 79 OF ST.
GEORGE ISLAND GULF
BEACHES UNIT NO. 5,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGES 16 AND 17, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF FRANKLIN COUNTY,
FL.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING
AN INTEREST IN THE
SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER
THE SALE.

In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA), disabled per-
sons who because of their
disabilities, need special
accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding
should contact the ADA
Coordinator at 33 Market
Street, Suite 203, Apalachi-
cola, FL 32320 or Tele-
phone Voice/TDD (904)
653-8861 prior to such
proceeding.

Dated this 28th day of Jan-
uary, 2009.

Marcia Johnson
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Michele Maxwell
Deputy Clerk

Law Office of Marshall C.
Waston
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite
120
Fort Luaderdale, Florida
33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
April 9, 16,2009
1814T
IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE
2nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT


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OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR the sale, if any, other than vs. Plaintiff, POSTAL & GOVT JOB Beach Why Rent
FRANKLIN COUNTY the property owner as of Notice is hereby given INFO FOR SALE? Rentals-Sales When You Can
the date of the Lis Pend- RICHARD M. SHEPHERD, VS. that, pursuant to the Sum- When Y Can
JPMorgan Chase Bank, ens must file a claim within et al, mary Final Judgment of BY OWNER Own A Bran
National Association, 60 days after the sale. Defendants. DENNIS S. FULLWOOD, Foreclosure entered on Canopy Bed Visit BeachRealty.net Own A Brand
Plaintiff, Defendants. Februrary 23, 2009, and Brand New in box $129 caution New Home?
Dated in Franklin County, CASE NO.: the Order Rescheduling 850-545-7112 THE AVENUES at
-vs.- Florida this 25th day of 19-2009-CA-000012 CASE NO: 08-000569-CA Foreclosure Sale entered You NEVER have to pay KEOUGH's LANDING.
March, 2009. on April 2, 2009, in this for information about 6130Green certified and HOP
John R. Moody; Washing- NOTICE OF ACTION NOTICE OF ACTION cause, in the Circuit Court federal or postal jobs. If Carrabelle approved. Affordable Liv-
ton Mutual Bank; Clerk of the Circuit Court (Formal Notice By Publica- of FRANKLIN County, Flor- you see a job ing on the Forgotten Coast
Defendant(s). Franklin County, Florida TO: tion) ida, I will sell the property Complete 5 pc Solid ,guarantee", contact the 3 br, 2 ba Unfurnished 3 bdrm, 2 bath homes
By: Michele Maxwell RICHARD M. SHEPHERD situated in FRANKLIN Wood Bedroom Set w FTC. W/D, D/W, CH& A, Deck, ranging from 1250-2000
Case #: Deputy Clerk Last Known Address: 1844 TO: ALL UNKNOWN County, Florida, described Dovetail Drawers. Brand The Federal Trade Poolside. Covered boat sqft in Carrabelle's Newest
19-2008-CA-000091 Denise Ct. W, St. George HEIRS, DEVISEES, as: New! $599 Can Deliver Commission parking. Long term. Subdivision only 1/4 mile
Division #: Albertelli Law Island, FL 32328 GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, 425-8374 is America's consumer PRICE REDUCED. For ap from the Carrabelle River
UNC: Attorney for Plaintiff Also Attempted At: 4091 CREDITORS, LIENORS, LOTS 4,5 AND 6, BLOCK protection agency. ointment, 850-877-7696.
PO. Box 23028 Primrose Lane, Norcross, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL 250 (87) OF KEOUGH'S Pricing from the $100,000s
NOTICE OF SALE Tampa, FL 33623 GA 30092; 45 E. 1 St., St. OTHER PERSONS CLAIM- SECOND ADDITION TO www.ftc.gov/jobscams Lanark Village Pick your Lot.
(813) 221-4743 George Island, FL 32328; ING BY THROUGH, UN- THE TOWN OF 1-877FTC-HELP 1 br, 1 ba, Renovated/fur- Choose Your Model.
NOTICE IS HEREBY 08-07623 1103 Potomac Rd., At- DER OR AGAINST THE CARRABELLE, FRANKLIN TWIN nished end unit, new kitch Only 8 lots left!
GIVEN pursuant to an Or- lanta, GA 30338 and 4281 NAMED DEFENDANT: COUNTY FLORIDA. mattress set $125. All NEW A public service and bath, mini. 4 month BEC & Company, Inc.
der of Final Judgment of In accordance with the Quail Ridge Way, w/warranty 545-7112 message from the FTC lease $495/mo + dep., no (850) 656-2608
Foreclosure dated March Americans with Disabilities Norcross, GA 30092 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a/k/a 1210 TALLAHASSEE and The News Herald smoking, pet considered.
23, 2009 entered in Civil Act, persons needing a Current Residence Un- an action has been filed STREET, CARRABELLE, Classified Advertising (850) 653-3838
Case No. special accommodation to known against you in the Circuit FL 32322 Department Tow7n h o u s e/BFa r -ri e
19-2008-CA-000091 of the participate in his proceed- Court of the Second Judi- I 3230 Department D TownhouseBarner L 150
Circuit Court of the 2nd Ju- ing should contact the UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF cial Circuit, in and for at public sale, to the high- D.unes, Cape San Blas, 71S
dicial Circuit in and for Clerk of the Courts, Marcia RICHARD M. SHEPHERD Franklin County, Florida, est and best bidder, for Wanted: 29 Serious Peo- Port St. Joe, Fl. 6 mo min- 1.82 Acre for sale in Su-
Franklin County, Florida, M. Johnson, 33 Market Last Known Address: 1844 and you are required to cash, at the front door of ple to Work from Home us- imum term, 3 br, 3 ba, Ex- matra Florida. Hwy front-
wherein JPMorgan Chase Street, Suite 203, Apalach- Denise Ct. W, St. George serve a copy of your writ- the courthouse, 33 Market ing a computer. Up cellent condition, custom age boarders National For-
Bank, National Associa- icola, FL 32320; telephone Island, FL 32328 ten defenses to it, if any, in Street, Apalachicola, JJ: Carrabelle: Lee's to$1500$5000 PT/FT furnishings and decor, est assessed value
tion, Plaintiff and John R. number (850) 653-8861, Also Attempted At: 4091 the above proceeding with FRANKLIN County, Flor- coin's. Buy, Sell, Trade. www.biz4mecom Complete PC, printer, $44,000 Asking $28,000
Moody are defendant(s), I no later than seven (7) Primrose Lane, Norcross, the Clerk of this Court, at ida, at 11:00 o'clock a.m., Will be at the Carrabelle wireless hardware set-up Can be divided. 653-8792
will sell to the highest and days prior to this proceed- GA 30092; 45 E. 1 St., St. the Franklin County Court- on May 21, 2009. Riverfront Festival. April c e available, Renter refs and or 653-7777
best bidder for cash, AT ing. If you are hearing or George Island, FL 32328; house, 33 Market Street, 25th & 26th. $1,100 mo. Call 4 city lots in Apalachicola
THE WEST FRONT DOOR voice impaired, please call 1103 Potomac Rd., At- Apalachicola, Florida, and Any person claiming an in- 100 mo. all 4 city lots in Apalachicola
OF THE FRANKLIN (850) 577-4400. lanta, GA 30338 and 4281 serve a copy thereof upon terest in the surplus from .l 850-425-8505 Block 266, Lots 12-15
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, April 16, 23, 2009 Quail Ridge Way, the Plaintiffs attorney, at 41 the sale, if any, other than $90,000 or can divide.
LOCATED ON HWY 98, IN 1830T Norcross, GA 30092 Commerce Street, Apa- the property owner as of| 32 50 I oNice private neighborhood
APALACHICOLA, FLOR- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Current Residence Un- lachicola, Florida 32320, the date of the lis pendens 32SO on 23rd St. 653-8792 or
IDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on July OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL known within thirty days of the must file a claim within 60 Sweatmore Strawberry 614. 653-7777
2, 2009 the following de- OFUT IN AND FO first publication of this No- days after the sale. Ranch Open Daily @ 8am! REAL ESTATE FOR RENT 1 br house
scribed property as set RACUIT, IN ACOUNTY YOU ARE NOTIFIED that tice, the nature of this pro- Closed Easter. You pick 6100Busness/ c/h/a w/d in d
forth in said Final Judg- FCOUNTY, an action for Foreclosure ceeding being a suit for Dated at APALACHICOLA, $1.79 lb! We use no Commercialness/ c/h/a, w/d incl.
ment, to-wit: CIVIL DIVISIN of Mortgage on the follow- foreclosure of mortgage Florida, this 3rd day of insecticides! 850-722-4819 6110- Apartmenls No pets. 850653 97887160
DIVISION ing described property: against the following de- April, 2009. 6120- Beach Rentals 850-615-0058
OT 10 OCK A SA T E LOT 40, PLANTATION scribed property, towit:. 6130 Cndo/Townhousa e do1984 14x56 2 br, 1 ba,
DUNE VILLAGE A F1 CITIBANK, N.A. TRUSTEE a I a e I I -40 House Rentals Good Condition. Needs
MAP OR PLAT THAS PER T MOR STRAUCTURED INVST BEACH VILLAGE, A SUB- Lot Seven (7) and Eight Clerk of the Circuit Court | 3260 6160- Roomsfor Rent Call 850-323-1108
RECORDED IN PLAT MENTS II INC., BEA DIVISION AS PER MAP OR (8), Block F, Range 13 By: Michele Maxwell 6170 -iMobile Home/Lot 1 br, 1 ba, Stove fridge,
BOOK 4 AT PAGE 21 OF STEARNS ALT-A TRUST PLAT THEREOF AS RE- (145), Pickett's Addition to Deputy Clerk ONLINE 6180- Out-of-Town Rentals newly remodeled C/H/A
THE PUBLIC RECORDS M RNST GATRUST CORDED IN PLAT BOOK the City of Carrabelle, ac- PHARMACY 6190 Timeshare Renals 550 month $400 dep
OF FRANKLIN COUNTY PASSTHROUGH CERTIF 5, PAGE 10, PUBLIC REC- cording to the map or plat Douglas C. Zahm, PA. Buy Soma, Ultram, Next to o Re old ball fienth $400 dep
FLORIDA. ATSSRIOUGH CERS 2006-8 ORDS OF FRANKLIN in general use and 1993 18820 U.S. Hwy. 19 N., Fioricet, $71.99/ 90 Qty Next8502513432 to old ball fie7190
OPlaintiff E COUNTY FLORIDA. Grand Manor Mobile #212 $107/ 180 Qty PRICE IN- Texas Land. 0 Down!
TOGETHER WITH ALL plaintiff, Home VIN # GAGMT057A Clearwater, FL 33764 CLUDES PRESCRIPTION! 1 6100 1, 2, & 3, br 20-acre Ranches, near El
BUILDINGS AND OTHER Has been filed against you and GAGMT057B. (727) 536-4911 $25 Coupon Mention: #41 Apalachicola, FL. Paso. Beautiful Mountain
IMPROVEMENTS SITU- vs. and you are required to (727) 539-1094 B31 Call 1-888-518-2482 Call 850-643-7740. Views. Road access. Sur-
ATED THEREON OR AT- NASIR SIDDIKI; MORT serve a copy of your writ- If you fail to serve your an- April 16, 23, 2009 Tri-drugstore.org veyed. $15,900. $159/mo.,
TACHED THERETO AND GAGE ELECTRONIC REG- ten defenses if any, to it, swer or written defenses in 3 br, 1.5 a, Mexico ( apr/ 209mo.) Money
ALL TENEMENTS, HERE-ISTRATION SYSTEMS IN- onMarshall C. Watson, the above proceeding, on For Lease Beach, Canal Front, boat Back Guarantee. Owner Fi-
DITAMENTS, IMPROVE- CORPORATED AS NOMI PA., Attorney for Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, may re- Commercial dock, fp, no pets, nancing. 1-800-843-7537
MENTS, APPURTE- NEE FORPRIMARY CAPI- whose address is 1800 suit in a default will be en- $1,000 mo $500 dep. www.sunsetranches.com
NANCES, RIGHTS, EASE- TAL ADVISORS LC; THE NW 49th STREET, SUITE tered against you for the Building 850-648-5045
MENTS, LICENSES, BEN- UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF 120, FT LAUDERDALE, FL relief demanded in the Approx 1100 sq ft. 3 br, 2 ba, On The
EFITS AND NASIR SIDDIKI AK/A 33309 within thirty (30) Complaint or Petition. Available 05/01/09 Carrabelle River. Garage,
RIGHTOFWAY THERETO ANITA SIGGIKI; UN days after the first publica- .. Corner of Hwy 98 & 12th $1,000 month $500 de-
BELONGING OR IN ANY- N N (S tion of this Notice in THE WITNESS my hand and MIRHCore r Hwy 98 & 12th t 850 $500 de
WISE APPERTAINING KNOWN TENANT (S); IN APALACHICOLA TIMES Seal of this Court on the N _________ Street 850-653- 9788 posit. 850-545-8813
POSSESSION OF THE A C L MLaYMENT CH/AoNe
HEREINAFTER TO THE SUBJECTPROPERTY, and file the original with 8th day of April, 2009. 3100-Antiques For Rent Space available Apalachicola 2 br, 2 ba,
PROPERTY" Defendants Y the Clerk of this Court ei- 3110 Appliances 4100 Help Wanted for small business or of- CH/A. New neighborhood.
Defendants. ther before service on Marcia M. Johnson 3120- Arts & Crafts 4130 Employment fice. Utlities included $700 mo, 1st, last, + $500
ANY PERSON CLAIMING CASE NO Plaintiff's attorney or imme- As Clerk of the Court 3130 Auctions Information fice. Utilities dep. Non smokers only, no UOMTIVE MARINE
ANYE PERSONyGApa NnAUTOMTIE, N
AN NTEREST IN THE C N: diately thereafter; other- By:MicheleMaxwell di apples Dlachicola. 2 Ave. E. pets. Call 850-670-8266 RECREATIONAL
19-2008-CA-000424 3150-BaBuilding Supplies lachicola. 29 Ave. E.rp m sn o U IE I
SURPLUS FROM THE wise a default will be en- As Deputy Clerk 3160- Business 1 (upstairs) For info call Bayview, 3 br, 2 ba, CH/A, 8100 Antique & Collectibles
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER NOTICE OF FORECLO- tered against you for the April 16, 23, 2009 Equipment | 4100 Carol 850-653-3871 dw, $690 mo, 1st, last, + 8110 Cars Utility Vehicles
THAN THE PROPERTY SURESALE relief demanded in the 1869T 3170-Collectibles $600 dep. no smokers. 8120 Spots Utility Vehicles
OWNEASOF DA T complaint. ITHE CIRCUIT COURT 3180 Computers Food Serv/Hospitality Ca8130 Trucks
OWNER AS OF THE DATE complaint. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 3190- Electronics Call 850-670-8266 8140 Vans
OF THE LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY OF THE SECOND JUDI- 3200- Firewood o8150 Commercial
MUST FILE A GIVEN pursuant to a Final In accordance with the CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND 3210- Free Pass It On Cooks 6C10 8160- Motorcycles
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER Judgment of Foreclosure Americans with Disabilities FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY 3220-Furniture Good hours. Good pay. 8170- Auto Parts
THE SALE. dated the 23rd day of Act (ADA), disabled per FLORIDA 3230 Garage/Yrd Sales Apply at The Grill in 1 br, Apalachicola Furn or & Acssories
March, 2009, and entered sonswho, because of their 3240-Guns Apalachicolaanda unfurn. Elec, w/s/g/c in- Carrabelle 3 br, 1 ba 8210-Boas
IF YOU ARE A PERSON arch 2 ente disabilities, need special E CIT Goo ThinFgto Eat cluded. Front porch, big completely remodeled 8230 Satercraft
WIY E A P M19-2008-CA000424, of the accommodation to partici- GROUP/CONSUMER F- 3270- Jewery/Clothing Food Serv/Hospitality fenced in yard. $700 large private yard $700 8240- Boal & Marine
NEEDS ANY ACCOMMO- pate in this proceeding NANCE, INC. 3280 Machinery/ month. Mo. to Mo. Boat monthly 210 NE 1st St Supplies
DATION IN ORDER TO udiCial cu it Courtofthe 2ND should contact the ADA P EINC. Equipment Restaurant Help parking 850-510-2888 404-266-0067 8310-Aircraft/Aviation
PARTICIPATE IN THIS Judicial Circuit in and for Coordinator at 33 Marketlaintiff, 3290 Medical Equipment 8320 ATV/Off Road Vehicles
PROCEEDING, YOU ARE n Florida Street, Suite 203, Apalachi- 3300 Miscellaneous Join our team and help Carrabelle 8330 Campers & Trailers
ENTITLED, AT NO COST TRUSTEECITI FOR STRUC cola, FL 32320 or Tele- 3310-Musical nslmments staff a beautiful new res- 4 br 2 ba w/F all app 8340 Motorhomes
TO YOU, TO THEPROVI TR\/ URD ASE T MORTU- phone Voic/TDD (850) 3320 Plants & Shrubs/ taurant on St Teresa. 4 br 2 ba w/FP all appi, ,
hNOFCEA TURED ASSET MORT- JERRY WALLER; ANDREA Supplies Looking for 3 kitchen and ini, w/d, Pool, hot ub
SC GAGE INVESTMENTS II6538861 prior to such WALLER; and all unknown 3330- Restaurant/Hotel 3 DR employees. Appli- 2 block from St. George bath $1150 mo, + utilities, wfull
TACE FranklinEASE County INC., BEAR STEARNS proceeding parties claiming by 3340- Sportino Goods cants must be Happy, En- land. Wood floors. 1yr lease, security de | 8110
Courthouse, 33 Market GAGE PASSTHROUGHRT- WITNESS my hand and through, under or against 330 Tickets (Buy & Sell) thused, and a Team $850/mo + dep. Incl. elec/ osit, cr check & ref req
Street, Suite203,Apalachi- EFI S RIS the seal of this Court this theher a Player.Restaurant hours water. Near beach and Nosmokers Call
cola, FL 32320 WITHIN 2 2CERTIFICATES SERIES 2nd day of April, 2009. ants, who are not known to are Fri & Sat 11la-8p and restaurantslll Please call 1-573-803-0776
WORKING DAYS OF 2006-8 is the Plaintiff andbe dead or alive, whether 3220 Sun 11a-5p. Contact Tina 4044025573 or Buick
YOUR RECEIPT OF NASIR SIDDIKI; Marcia Johnson said unknown parties at tunes8085@yahoo.com 48504-42-5573 orLanark Village 5 br 35 Buick Century 1994, Like
MORTGAGE ELEC- cl aim as heirs, devisees, or 850 668-3327. 850-653-6459.a Large ho w/great new $300 Down, $2,900
NOTICE OF SALE: IF YOU TRONIC REGISTRATION As Clerk of the Court grantees, assignees, or 850 668-3327. ba Gulf view. Large lot $1100 % interest, Daylight Auto
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED SYSTEMS INCORPO- By: Terry E. Creamer lienors, creditors, trustees, Food Services/Hospitality monthly 545-8813 Financing. 2816 Hwy 98
CALL: 1-800-955-8771; IF RATED AS NOMINEE FOR As Deputy Clerk spouses, or other claim- 5 Piece 100% MicroFiber West. 9am to 9pm.
YOU ARE VOICE IM PRIMARY CAPITAL ADVI- April 6, 23, 2009 ants; TENANT # 1 and/or Living Rm Set including Line Cooks & Townhomes for rent, 850-215-1769
PAIRED CALL: SORS LC; THE UN- 1868T TENANT #2, the parties in- coffee table. $649, ALL 1BR/1BA upscale fur- Jones Homestead- Pon-
1-800-955-8770 KNOWN SPOUSE OF IN THE CIRCUIT COURT tended to account for the NEW in boxes. Delivery Wait staff nished apartment with bal- derosa Pines. First month ,
NASIR SIDDIKI A/K/A OF THE SECOND JUDI- person or persons in pos- Available. 222-7783 Experienced, Cooks Shift cony, downtown Apalachi- rent free with deposit and
DATED at Apalachicola, ANITA SIGGIKI; UN- CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND session is days & nights Call cola. claw tub, satellite, 12 month lease. 2 br and
Florida, this 24th day of KNOWN TENANT(S); FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY Defendants. 850-653-6375 TV, WFI Lease $800 3br units available. Call NOW & Used
March, 2009. JOHN DOE; JANE DOE FLORIDA month + electric. Call 850-227-9732
Marcia M. Johnson AS UNKNOWN CASE NO. 08-000316-CA Other 850-653-8801 4__ __C Toyota
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT TENANT(S) IN POSSES- GULF STATE COMMU- 6 piece, PUB TABLE & Ec n y, A Customers wanted, War-
CLERKOFT HE CIRCUIT SION OF THE SUBJECT NITY BANK, NOTICE OF SALE chairs, solid wood. New in Resort Vacation Efficiency, Apalachicola ranty financing avail. Give
iCOURT PROPERTY are defend- crate. List $1200, Take Propertiesof SGI, Fully furn. All Utilities in-__ us a try before you buy!
dinln on& Fcaale Fo tedCall850e 557 4061
r nki Co t l rida ants. I will sell to the high- $425 (can deliver) Inc porch and .bi ck.J r Call 850-557-4061
DEPUTY CLERK estand best bidder for 222-9879 A great opportunity parking $600 month. Call
ATTORNEY FOR PLAIN STEPS OF COURTHOUSE A | I | vacation rental com- __ 43 Bayshore Dr, Apalachi-
TIF:p at the Franklin County in pII any on St George Is- Furnished Loft Apt, in his- cola.Really nice 2 br, with
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN Apalachicola, Florida, at land. We are now ac- toric district. Cbl/wtr incl whirlpool bath quiet Pontiac Bonneville, 2002,
LLP 11:00a.m. on the 14th day $155 Brand Name. Queen cepting application for 1100sf high ceilings Pri- neighborhood. Unfur- $1,200 Down, $6,900 0%
10004 North Dale Mabr of May, 2009, the following mattress set, unused in the following positions: vate entrance and deck. nished. $650 mo + de- interest. Daylight Auto Fi-
Hwy Suite described property as set 10 PROPERTIES- 2 DAYS sealed plastic with war- Front Desk Clerk No smkg/pets. $750 osit.653-4293afer4pm nancing. 2816 Hwy 98
Hwy, Suite 112 forth in said Final judg- 10 PrvPr TIth 2ranty. 222-7783. Delivery *Front Desk Clerk No smkg pe $750mo38 West 9am to$ 9pm
08-090954 mnt Friday, Aprila17th, 2:00 PM WeCoordinatorseat beneia02151769
April 16,23,2009 LOT 46, BLOCK 10 We offer a great benefits Lanark Villae 6200
1819T (WEST) ST. GEORGE IS- Panacea, Florida package to full timeRental 1 br, Apalachicola Furn
ICployess or you may join 1 r, alachicola Furn
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT LAND GULF BEACHES, Commercial Property 100% Leather Living Rm us on a part time basis 2 br, 1 ba, furn w/w/d util. or unfurn. Elec, w/s/g/c in- 8120
OF THE SECOND JUDI- UNIT 1, A SUBDIVISION 100% Leather Living Rm to supplement your cur- incl. $700/mo, Remodeled clud. Front porch, big
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND AS PER MAP OR PLAT 1 119 Coastal Hwy Set. Lifetime Warranty on rent income. 2 br, 1 ba, new apple, and fenced in yd $700 mo Boat
FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY THEREOF RECORDED IN Hardwood Frame. new, Apply in person today w/d, $550/mo 850-697- parking. 850-510-2888
FLORIDA PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 7, still in crate. List $1999. Let at 2220 or 850-509-3535
CIVIL ACTION OF THE PUBLIC RECLoago0for$629.54597112. Can --Efficiency, Apalachicola
ORDS OF FRANKLIN Deliver West St George Island Lanark Village, 1 brF cluded. & cable. Front $375 Down, $4,500,0% in-
WACHOVIA MORTGAGE COUNTYFLORIDA. Property FL32328 apt. W/D, C/H/A, yard orchandbigdeck.Boat terest 850-215-1769 9am
CORPORATION, Residential PropertyANY PERSON CLAIMING $550 mo, 1st & last. Ask | Parking $600 month. Call to 9pm.dlr
AN INTEREST IN THE 2 Bedroom Home Located At Restaurant/Food Ser Jim 850-697-2788 850-510-2888
vs. SURPLUS FROM THE A NEW OrthoRest matressI
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER 609 Wakulla Circle set in sealed plastic. Full I SERVERS I f 61
STEVENE. FLING, etal, THAN THE PROPERTY warranty Sacrifice $225. *COOKS *1 I --
Defendant(s). OWNER AS OF THE DATE Sat., April 18th, 1 : AMR Can deliver. 222-7783 *O T L frih
OF THE LIS PENDENS gat., pril 8th, 0 AV- *HOSTS I Lanark Village, furnished S 3vS
CASE NO.: MUST FlEE A CLAIM Sem in Win s R u r | II 1 br, Central air, screend
2008-CAO000360 CA WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER Seminole Winds Restaurant BLUE PARROT porh $50)0m-o -72e Chevy 1500 1990, Full
DIVISION: THE SALE. 7813 Hwy 39, Donalsonville, GA HIRING cat ok (850) 7667238 Size $295 Down +T&L.
BEDROOM SET: NEW | Plas aIplyi ps Large
NOTICE OF SALE PUR- In accordance with the -------------QUEEN 7 pc set. Dovetail in p s Financ ng 286 Hw 98
SUANTTOCHAPTER 45 Americans with Disabilities Sat., April 18th, 2:00 PM Drawers, Solid Wood etween p ays Studio 71e-Homes West 9am to 9pmo
Act (ADA), disabled per- B $2400 value, must sell vate 7110- Beach Home/ 215-1769
swho, because of their Seminole Property8374. Delivery St. George Island fenced backyard. Pet ok 7120 Commercial
GIVEN Pursuant to a Final disabilities, need special Pvaiae --------- Kitchen hasfrig, micro and 7130- Condn/Townhouse
Judgment of Foreclosure accommodation to partici- 5 Waterfront HomesH:it hot plate, $500/mo plus 7140 Farms & Ranches
dated March 23, 2009, en- pate in this proceeding Do n love Historu? utilities 7150- Lots and Acreage
tered in Case No. should contact the ADA 1 1 1 & 11 5 Magnolia Lane OU 1 850 228 7942 7160- Mobile Homes/Lots Ford F-150 X-Cab., 2002
cut Court of the Second StreetSuite 203,ApaIachi 104 Lakeside Dr. The Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum 70Investment $1,500 Down, $7,900. 00o
Judicial Circuit in and for cola, FL 32320 or Tele- is seeking a part-time person who can con- 1- -TProperty interest. Daylight Auto
Franklin County, Florida in phone Voice/TDD (904) 125 & 127 Dogwood Dr. duct a simple museum tour and perform light 7 RealEstate 9amto pm 850 2151769
which Wachovia Mortgage 653-8861 prior to such Bainbridge, GA office chores. Knowledge of computer typ- 6120 7200-Timeshare -- i ---
Corporation, is the Plaintiff proceeding. t ing programs is required M-M-ondaythru
Morgan, are defendants, I Dated this 25th day of 3 Lots Plus 2 Homes Thursday. Salar wounl be $325 ton350 peru -St Georae P SJo SGeg
will sell to the highest and March, 2009. Thursday. Salary would be $325 to 350 per 7100 | 8140
best bidder for cash in/on, at 231-237 River Road month. This is ideal situation for a person St. George Port St. Joe, St. George
Fraon 21sti day of May 2009, Clerk Of The Circuit Court Bainbridge, GA looking to meet interesting people and be Previously Bank Owneds
the following described By: Michele Maxwell Cutpart of a great tourist attraction. $160 wk, elec, Satellite, Property. Priced way be-
thopery followingdescrthibd Bpy: MiClerk MaxGarbage included. pool low market value Prices Chevy Astro 2005,
property as et forth Deputy Clerk Call for Free Color Brochure Call 697-8575 only on Thurs. 1-4 and/or Sat. table. 12X65' deck with starting at $35,000. Please Loaded, $4,900 Cash.
Foreclosure: Law Office of Marshall C 10 till 2 to schedule an interview. Beautiful view. Call call Counts Real Estate Daylight Auto Financing
Watson 1-800-342-2666 850-653-5114 Group at 850-249-3615. 2816 Hwy 98 West 9am to


LOT 33, SOUTH SHOAL, 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite .Mor
BEING MORE PARTICU- 120 For More Details Visit Apalachicola Bay Charter School F O R R E N T
LOT 8, BLOCKEH, OF ALLI- 33309 www.jdurhamauctions.com is accepting resumes for possible
GATOR HARBOR UNIT 2, Telephone: (954) 453-0365
A SUBDIVISION LOCATED Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 K-8 teaching postitions for the $600 ChevyVenture 998 $475
IN FRACTIONAL SECTION Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 10% BUYERS PREMIUM te nh110 Down, $3,900, interest.
6, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, April16,23,2009 -2l arDaylight Auto Financing
RANGE 1 WEST, AS PER 1856T 2009-2010 school year. 3 Bdr 1.5 Ba 2816 Hwy 98West 9am to
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
BSOK ORED7,NPT I OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL Send resumesto: (850)899-0304 l l
BOOK4, PAGE, OFTHE CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR wwwduhanautinsco
AS RECORDED IN POF THEA N DJICIALTY, Don Hungerford or
FRANKLIN RECOUNTY FRANKLIN COUNTYon or COMPLETE PACKAGES
FLOIRDAA/K/ATOM ROB-U FLORIDAVISION35 Fd e4FRo4,995
ERTS ROAD ALLIGATOR 350FredMeerSt. (850)653-1240elded,AllAluminumBoats
POINT FLORIDA 32346 SUNTRUST BANK, Apalachicola, FL 32320 100 17th Street BOAT SHOW FRI.& SAT.
Any peorson3clai32i1g0aniePlaintiffeo Bonifay Florida
Any person claiming an in- SPl aintiffor fax to 850-653-1857. Apalachicola www.xtremeindustries.com
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B10 I The Times


Local


Take a peep at PEEPS


An overhead view of "Veranda's,
Apalachicola," made by Veranda's
Bistro and Wine Shop, in
Apalachicola, which took third place
in the business category.


The staffs of The Times
and The Star cordially invite
the community to attend
our "Peeps and Punch"
open house and diorama
pick-up on Thursday, April
16 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at
The Star office.
The open house will al-
low the public to get a closer
look at this year's remark-
able crop of Panhandle
Peep Show dioramas, with
42 dioramas, more than
double last year's count.


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Prizes will also be dis-
tributed to winners and all
participants. Just Born,
Inc., the maker of Peeps,
served as sponsor, as
well as LuLu's candies,
in the Port City Shopping
Center.
The Star is located at
135 W. Hwy 98 in the Port
City Shopping Center, a
few steps from the Piggly
Wiggly. For more infor-
mation, contact Despina
Williams, 229-7843.


A view of "Shuck 'N
Oysters," made by
Michelle Shuler and
crew at Lynn's Quality
Oysters in Eastpoint,
which took second place
in the business category.


NOTICE OF

ANNUAL MEETING


The Board of Commissioners of
the Northwest Florida regional
Housing Authority will hold its
Annual Meeting, April 23, 2009
in the Cambridge Room,
Ramada Inn North, 2900 North
Monroe St., Tallahassee,
Florida. Meeting will begin at
1:00 p.m. E.D.S.T. The meeting
will be open to the public.


PUBLIC NOTICE

FRANKLIN COUNTY
TOURIST
DEVELOPMENT
COUNCIL

COMMITTEE MEETING
DATE CHANGE

The April 2009 Committee meeting of the
FCTDC has been changed to Tuesday, April
28, 2009. Meeting begins 1:30 pm at the St.
George Island Firehouse.

Discussion will include the 2009-10 budget
allocations for grant funding, promotional
funding, and administrative transitions.

This is a public meeting and interested parties
are invited to attend.


Our local real estate experts have identified what they feel are the

best values around and are offering them to you in Real Estate Picks!

(In this section), Discover the best real estate values in Mexico Beach,

Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Cape San Bias, St. George Island, Carra-

belle and surrounding areas.


$949,000 St. George IslandI


BEACH
FRONT!

"Sea Dream" on 100 ft
wide lot directly on the
Gulf of Mexico. 3 master
bedrooms, all open onto Gulf side porches, 3 baths,
large rooms, crown molding, Corian countertops,
widow's walk, roll down shutters, tile roof, mature
landscaping, hot & cold outdoor shower, freshly
painted exterior, new hand rails, POOL under
construction. Roadside curb appeal on West Gorrie
Drive.
p John Shelby, Broker
S\ d 800-344-7570
SSt. George Island 850-927-4777
Rea lty, www.sgirealty.com


$125,000 WITH UP TO
$16,000 IN REBATES
100 17th Street Apalachicola, FL 32320
Income producing duplex on the corner of
17th and Ave F in Apalachicola.
Rent one side, live in the 2 or 3 BR, 1 12 Ba
side. Open floor plan, Lg porches front and
back. Eligible for 1st time home buyers
$8,000 federal tax credit, PLUS matching
$8,000 rebate at closing from sellers with
full price offer.
(850) 653-1240 or (850) 899-0304


NE ~*I


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
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


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
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 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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