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THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2009 www.apalachtimes.com 50(





County's wri ting scores up across the board


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YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER FOR MORE THAN 120 YEARS


By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor
Without exception, writing
scores for standardized testing
among Franklin County fourth,
eighth and 10th graders improved
this year over last, with the
district's overall showing among
the best it has done since 2001.
The strongest performance on


the writing portion of the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test,
released last week by the Florida
Department of Education, were
posted by fourth graders at the
consolidated school, and eighth
graders at the Apalachicola Bay
charter school.
Taken as a whole, the district's
writing scores all moved past
the score of 3.5 on a scale of 1 to


6, meaning that students were
deemed proficient in narrative,
expository and persuasive
writing.
"We're headed in the right
direction," said Franklin County
School Principal George Oehlert.
"We're proud of the students this
year. There was a lot of effort put
into this this year and we had very
few 2s and maybe no 1s. That's


pretty exciting.
"The kids feel good about
that. They need some academic
success," he said.
Three-quarters of the 64
fourth grade students at the
consolidated school were at 3.5 or
better, 19 percentage points better
than last year. Their combined
mean essay score for expository
writing was at 3.9, better than last


year's 3.6, and the narrative score
was 3.7, better than last year's
3.2. When the two scores were
combined, the fourth graders
jumped from 3.4 to 3.8, the best
result in the last decade.
The consolidated school's
fourth grade numbers outpaced
those at the ABC School, which

See SCORES A6


By David Ad erstein
Times City Editor

Students who take part
in the Franklin County
Public Library's youth
programs got a jump
start on Mother's Day last
month with a special dinner
honoring the women in
their lives who have most
inspired them.
Held at the Apalachicola
Recreation Center at
Battery Park April 5, the
program featured students
sharing a potluck dinner
with the women who have
inspired them.
In most cases it was
their moms, but in others,
it was a grandmother or
an aunt, and in others a


favorite teacher.
But what united all of
the women honored at
the luncheon was the love
that the students had for
them, and the patience
and tenderness that they
all shared.
"When she is mad at
me, she still loves me,"
wrote Franklin County
fourth grader Bryan Boyd,
about his mom, Christine
Boyd.
"She inspires me to do
good things and make good
choices," saidfourth grader
Cash Creamer of his mom,
Suzanne Creamer.
"She's a good old-
fashioned woman,"
wrote Carla Dean, of her
See SALUTE A6


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By Lois Swoboda
Times StaffWriter

Amid chaotic bickering,
the county commission
'lI~esday declined to weigh
in on a proposal before the
Public Service Commission
to construct a wastewater
treatment facility on St.
George Island.
By a 3-2 vote, with
Commissioner Smokey
Parrish and Noah Lockley
opposed, the commission
tabled a motion that would
have allowed County
Attorney Michael Shuler
to hire a specialist in utility
law to work with him in
representing the county
before the PSC concerning
a request by Water


Management Services
Inc. of St. George Island
to construct a wastewater
treatment facility on 24
commercial lots on the
bayside of the island.
The commissioners'
decision came in the face
of Shuler's insistence that if
they did not act, they would
be excluded from a voice
in decision-making on the
project.
Parrish opened the
discussion by reiterating his
belief in the need for a study
of water contamination
along the beaches of the
island.
"I don't have the
information I need to make

See SEWAGE A6


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trietncds at mine \\ Ilose namest~ ape on~1'CI th3t
\\a~ll." re~t~tired.-\rm\ Cocl. Harry'\ Buzzett sad3( in
hld is'1lt key no 'teddrs at thet c.Illlosin ceremonies llt~
Sunday\ eletning
Listenine to the na~mes b~eine

--\\as as though'~l a TrpIsB~llt monklll was
rtciltine the Iltan\1 oft the deadcl. sd l
Buzze~tt. a natlet .4palachicollan11I and
letera~~n alt \1Yorld( \\ar II. koreatL andl Vietn~m
--H 'hen Vie~tnam \t3leterans come toI the
all~I the.\~ halet long,-~ long'- though'~lts," het sd3(.
c uo:ting, He~nry\ \j'(d\adi olth LongrelloIIi\ 's
lines -: bov!'s \\ll is the t \inclds ~ill. \ nd the
thoughts of youth ar~e lon. lon thoughts"'
from his 1805 poeltm "i41.1 Lolst Yo-uth "
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A corrections officer at
Franklin Correctional Institution
in Carrabelle has been fired after
zapping children with 50,000
volts of electricity during a "Take
Our Daughters and Sons to Work
Day" tour April 24.
Department of Corrections
Secretary Walt McNeil has
ordered an investigation by the
department's Office of Inspector
General.
Gretl Plessinger, a


spokeswoman for DOC, said word
reached McNeil following the
incident, part of a tour typically
for schoolchildren between ages
8 and 14. "I believe there was a
complaint," she said.
Sgt. Walter Schmidt, Jr., a
Perry resident employed with
DOC since 1995, said parents
gave him permission to shock
the children with a handheld
electrical immobilization device,
which requires direct contact


with the person to deliver the
shock.
"It shocks and (the
person) is frozen for a minute,
temporarily," said Plessinger.
"It's not a standard issue piece
of equipment. Our offices carry
them and utilize them during
transports."
In Warden Duffie Harrison's
April 27 letter of dismissal, he
wrote that Schmidt "tased at least
two kids." The children's names


and ages were not released.
According to a report in the St.
Petersburg Times, the children
reportedly yelped in pain, fell to
the ground and grabbed red burn
marks on their arms. One was
taken to a nearby hospital.
Schmidt said he asked parents
for permission to shock the kids.
"When they said 'sure,' I went
ahead and did it," he told the
St. Petersburg Times. "It wasn't
intended to be malicious, but


educational. The big shock came
when I got fired."
As a Career Service employee
with permanent status and a
member of the Security Services
Collective Bargaining Unit,
Schmidt has the right to either
appeal this disciplinary action
within three weeks of the receipt
of Harrison's letter, or file a
Collective Bargaining grievance
within 14 days from receiving the
letter of dismissal.


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Veteran lnlemonrial Plaza was3 ded(ICa~ttal
w'ith greatt fanfare,1 a~ high-spiriteel c
celebratioln oft the only reprdclcuc~tion lt
the Three~ Senicetme~n Statue outsde lt
of the naltion s capital
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mission, a tr~nquil se~ttine \\ there the paLin lt
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etimat ed1 6.(lo .IIV isitdts a nd waas honot~ rdi tih
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Franklin Correctional institution officer fired after zapping children


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A2 | The Times


Local


By Lois Swoboda
Times StaffWriter

The 17th annual Historic
Apalachicola Home and
Garden Tour on Saturday,
product of the joint efforts
of co-chairs Carrie Kienzle
and Nita Morgan, was
blessed with wonderful
weather and financial
success.
With earnings of over
$6,000, the silent auction
doubled last year's
contributions. Combined
with proceeds from ticket
sales, Friday night's
Evensong lecture, "Pillar"
contributions by several
dozen supporters and
Saturday's luncheon, the
tour earned more than
$28,400 for use in renovation
and repair work to the
historic Trinity Episcopal
Church.
This year's featured
home was Chapman
House, circa 1850,
currently being renovated
by Dr. Helen Tudor, an
MIT-trained engineer. The
house, a work in progress,
illustrates the best in
Apalachicola architecture
and the furnishings are
a tribute to Tudor's taste
and appreciation of historic
accuracy.
Over 20 other properties
were showcased on the
tour. Points of interest
ranged from the eclectic
delight of La Barea Loca,
home of Melicent Remy and
Hollie Stott, to the historic
details of the Fowler/Ward
house, home to Pearl Ward,
to the modern sleekness
of Jennifer and Michael
Billings house, which
featured solar panels and
an organic garden planted
with heirloom vegetables.
Stott, part owner of La
Barca Loca, spent Saturday
on crutches, after breaking
an ankle on the stairs while
painting.
"We started getting
ready in February," said
her partner Mlelicent
Remy. "I used to design big
computer systems in New
York City so I'm used to big
projects."
In the midst of


used in the construction of
the fireplace and the back
patio add to the illusion of

ageearl Cottage, owned
by Leo Bedeau and Greg
Kirk, of St. George Island,
is a triumph of decorating
prowess featuring splashes
of bright contrasting color
that entice the eye yet still
succeed in echoing the
laidback pace of coastal
living.
The Doll Cottage,
belonging to Vicki and
Warren Emo fulfills the
promise of its name with
a d~cor rich in chintz and
polished pine.
Browne/Coker house,
shown by Caroline
Weiler, is a study in
artful furnishing and
understated elegance.
The wonderful
eccentricity of Hocking/
Dodge house seemed to
symbolize the upwelling of
creative energy that is so
much a part of Apalachicola
today, in a setting both
funky and luxurious.
At an awards ceremony
following the tour, Lynn
Wilson announced that,
beginning next year, the
Harrette Kennedy Award,
named for the beloved
founder of the tour, will
be given to the house that
best typifies Apalachicola.
This year the award was
presented to Kennedy with
the understanding that
she will choose and award
the plaque to next year's
recipient.
Tudor, owner of this
year's featured house, the
home of famed botanist
Dr. Alvan W. Chapman,
received the George
Chapel Award for her
significant contribution to
historic preservation in
Apalachicola.
Kienzle and Morgan
said they are very happy
with the fruits of their
labors and thanked all of
the dozens of contributors
and volunteers who made
this year's home tour a
smashing success as well
as the owners who opened
their hearts to Trinity and
their homes and gardens to
a record crowd.


David Adlerstein | The Times


PHOTOS BT LOI5S WOBODA | The Times
Salvaged brick gives the garden of Wishing Well
Cottage an antique flavor. At left, owner Joseph
Dodge created this meter-wide metal sculpture
displayed in the garden of Hocking/Dodge house.
Top left, Harrette Kennedy beams after receiving a
plaque. Top right, This dazzling garden nook was
snuggled on the back porch of Pearl Cottage. Middle
right, A ladder makes this shelf above a stairway
accessible as a play room or sleeping loft in La
Barca Loco.


the studied chaos of
preparation, a water main
broke in front of Barea
Loca Friday night, but the


house was still pristine for
viewing on the big day.
Wishing Well Cottage,
owned by Kelly and Russell


K~linke, is a new home
designed around amajestic
oak tree, but nobody would
suspect this house of being


a latecomer to the county.
It gives the impression of a
traditional local residence.
Ancient recycled bricks


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Local


The Times | A3


On April 22, Earth
Day, approximately 70
students in the kinder-
garten, first and second
grade classes of Mrs. Al-
len, Mrs. Herrington, Mrs.
Martina and Mrs. Moses
at the Apalachicola Bay
Charter School visited the
Franklin County Landfill
to learn facts about recy-
cling and how the county
promotes being friendly
to our earth.
Students were given
a tour of various zones of
the landfill and what our
county does to recycle
materials into other useful
products. In addition, the
solid waste department
distributed "Go Green"
backpacks, filled with col-
oring books, rulers, pen-
cils and other educational
materials, all funded
through the county's solid
waste consolidated state
grant.
In photo above, landfill
manager Kelvin Shiver
shows the white trash
that is piled at the land-
fill. After hearing from
Solid Waste Director Van


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Members of the Franklin County School Academic Team, which competed in the
24th annual Commissioner's Academic Challenge in Orlando last month, are,
pictured above from left, Savannah Salyer, Maggie Langston, Nic Koch, Lakota
Humble, William Sapp and Tomilee Dowden.

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The Franklin County School Academic
Team competed in the 24th annual Com-
missioner's Academic Challenge in Or-
lando April 20 through 22, a highly com-
petitive academic statewide high school
tournament inaugurated in 1986.
Based on their fall enrollments, the
districts are placed in three divisions,
with Franklin County in Division 3 and the
smallest county by population in the tour-
nament.
The challenge is not a Trivial Pursuit
type contest, but one in which players an-
swer questions from the areas of literature
and language arts, advanced mathematics
and science, social studies, fine art, world


languages (French or Spanish), music and
technology. Questions are written by edu-
cators from high schools throughout the
state.
The team came in fourth place in the
first round, but did not make it through
round two to the finals. Team captain
Tomilee Dowden is a graduating senior,
and so leaves five rising juniors to start
the team next year.
"I wish everyone could watch our kids
compete to see the academic talent we
have here in Franklin County," said Coach
Barbara Sanders. "Their parents and
teachers have a lot to be proud of. It's a
tough competition."


Johnson, students went to
St. George Island to clean
the beaches, picnic and
get a bird's eye view from
the top of the St. George
Lighthouse.
The students and
teachers would like to


thank Mr. Johnson and
his staff for a very infor-
mative look at the land-
fill. They would also like
to thank the St. George
Lighthouse Association
for allowing the students
to visit the lighthouse.


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Making peace with a painful war


Thursday, May 7, 2009


A4 | The Times


Many of us have
been thinking about the
Vietnam War this past
week. The Wall That
Heals, a half-size replica
of the original monument
in Washington, D.C., was
on display for four days
next to the detail of the RED WI
Three Servicemen statue ANID R
in Apalachicola. There Denise
were informational
exhibits and even
Veterans Administration
counselors on hand not to
mention the hundreds of vets
on motorcycles roaring through
the county. Schoolchildren from
around the area flooded into the
park. Many of them performed
with singing and dancing.
They were particularly moved
by the Gold Star mother who
spoke of losing her son to the
war.
Part of the protocol of
the traveling Wall exhibit is
to read aloud the names of
every American who died in
the conflict. Recordings are
not allowed; the list is read by
volunteers. The names provide
an audio background as the
visitors stroll around the exhibit.
The recitation is continuous for
four days. There are more than
58,000 names to cover,
I volunteered because a
good friend, Tom Daly, asked
me. I really didn't know what
to expect. As I started reading
the names aloud, visions of
mothers, fathers, sisters,
brothers and wives came to
mind. The names were diverse.
Many were Hispanic, Irish,
Eastern European we
readers were challenged to give
the pronunciations our best
shot.
Something else happened.
Reading the names became
a kind of meditation. I was
reminded of a Greek funeral
I attended years ago. The


priest chanted, and I
understood none of what
he was saying. After a
while, the continuous
cadence and even
tone brought a kind of
peaceful comfort.
This was a similar
experience. I didn't know
any of the people the
names represented, but
the repetition became a
reminder of the ultimate


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sacrifice these young men had
made.
It is time to make peace
with that war and the wretched
divides it created in this country.
I remember as a teen
supporting the war and
wondering why the U.S. was
using body counts to prove we
were winning, rather than real
fire power.
Then the U.S. moved into
Cambodia. Students at Kent
State University in Ohio
protested. The National Guard
was called out. Live ammunition
was fired. Four young people
died. No National Guard injuries
were reported.
I remember going into school
the next morning. Everybody
had an opinion, and the dialogue
was heated. We couldn't stop
talking about the demonstration.
The conversation began on the
grounds before school started,
inside class, during lunch, in
the halls and after school. After
listening to our passionate
views, my English teacher,
Susan Galloway, dropped her
lesson plan for the day and
seized a teachable moment. She
instructed us to write about what
we thought and felt. The class
was hushed as we poured our
words onto the page. It provided
a catharsis of sorts.
I knew a man who went to
prison rather than obey his
draft call. I knew others who
volunteered, served honorably


DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times
ABC School fourth-grader Marena Benoit, left, contemplates a photo of Air Force pilot Herbert
Smith, an Apalachicola native whose plane was shot down in Southeast Asia in July 1966.
He remained missing in action until his remains were returned by the Vietnamese government
22 years later. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery.


and came home to be productive
citizens. I knew those who
were able to land a spot in the
National Guard. I knew guys
with low draft numbers on
student deferment. Keeping
their grades up took on new
meaning.
For those in my generation,
this really is "The Wall That
Heals." We honor the soldiers
who responded to their call to


duty and the enormous sacrifice
they made. We have put those
past years of divisiveness behind
us.
For my students, it was a
hands-on history lesson. Not
only did they feel important to
be included in the event; they
became curious and wanted
to know more. The war may
be recent history for those of a
certain age. For teens, before


now, it just blended into all of the
other wars they study.
I am proud of how our
community embraced this
meaningful experience. It truly
was a time of healing.

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


I believe that St. George
Island is in danger of being
irrevocably changed for
the worse if citizens don't
take immediate action.
On April 15, Water
Management Services
Inc. (WMS), owned by
Mr. Gene Brown, filed
with the Public Service
Commission (PSC) an
application for a certificate
to build a centralized
sewer system on the
island. The application
states it is only for the
commercial district of the
island.
However, at a county
commission workshop,
Brown said he would be
willing to extend it into
the residential area, if
requested. Obviously,


there will be
capacity built to
allow this. It only
makes economical
sense that all
businesses and
homes eventually
be placed on, or
pay access fees G
for, the centralized RIEGEI
system in order to Specil| te
pay for this very
expensive endeavor.
This is very serious
business, and time is of
the essence. Even if you
don't live on the island, but
do live in Franklin County
or own property here, this
could affect you. If the
island gets centralized
sewer, it will open the
island up for much greater
capacity leading to higher


density. This will
provide developers
with a reason to
challenge our
height limits,
zoning density
codes and
Comprehensive
L Plan. With higher
MAYER density, traffic
the Times will increase
along with other
infrastructure costs. With
higher costs, it will require
more taxes to pay for the
added infrastructure. Who
will pay for these higher
taxes? The property
owners and citizens of
Franklin County through
higher property taxes and
higher millage rates.
In my May 3 letter to
the PSC, I urged them not
to grant WMS the right to
build a centralized sewer
system. I told them the
recent restaurant septic
systems' non-compliance
issues are being used as
an excuse to rush through
a centralized system that
will benefit WMS and
not the island's property
owners. I understand that
one of the restaurants
has already come into
compliance with health
department standards
and all but one are well
on their way to doing so.
Therefore, there is no
need to build a centralized
system for this reason.
It is not in the public's
best interest to build a
centralized sewer system.
There is no documented
case I know of where one
was built that did not lead
to higher density and
overdevelopment. I and
many other residents and
visitors were drawn here
because of the uniqueness
of low density, low height
limits, the natural
resources and seafood
industry culture.
I believe that two issues


are being incorrectly
confused in addressing
this very important matter:
swimming advisories off
the island's beaches and
non-compliance of various
septic systems in the
commercial district and
in some of the island's
homes.
It is a well-known fact
that even if a centralized
sewer system were built,
it might not eliminate
swimming advisories,
because no one has yet
been able to definitively
determine the source
of the pollution in the
water. Until we know for
sure, a centralized sewer
might not eliminate the
advisories but only create
more problems through
increased capacity. This
would spur pressure to
potentially overdevelop
the island and lead to
increased stormwater
runoff and high costs to
property owners for tap
fees and to pay for the
system. Overdevelopment
also brings other problems
and costs, such as the
need for adequate
parking, increased law
enforcement, etc.
By developing codes
and enforcing them,
existing septic systems
can be brought into
compliance with little
comparative costs and
risks. In addition, there
are other options available
to further reduce ongoing
maintenance costs.
I have researched
and studied the island's
wastewater issues for
over five months and
have learned of other
technologies available
which utilize modular/pod
systems that might be
a better solution for the
island's specific problems.
Modular systems would
help ensure the island does


not experience the pressure
to increase development
that a centralized system
would. It has been said,
"Build it, and they will
come." I am concerned
this is exactly what will
happen if any entity builds a
centralized sewer.
The granting of a
certificate to move
forward with centralized
sewer seems to be on an
unusual fast-track under
the auspices to help the
commercial district.
However, any thinking
person knows that once a
centralized system is built
for the business district, it
would only be a matter of
time that the system would
grow to encompass the
entire island. This would
be the only way that makes
economical sense for
anyone to embark on this
endeavor.
This process needs
to slow down so it can
proceed in a very thorough
and well-thought out
manner. It is too premature
to grant any entity a
certificate for a centralized
sewer system. Much study
and investigation has to
be done to appropriately
address the issues. As has
already been pointed out,
we first have to decide
what we are attempting
to fix.
If WMS is granted
permission to build a
centralized sewer system,
I believe the island, and
entire county, will forever
be changed for the worse.
It will become just like
other overdeveloped
barrier islands and coastal
communities. Its seafood
culture and industry will
also be potentially put in
jeopardy, destroying many
families' livelihoods and
way of life.
I am confident county
commissioners, residents


and health department
will take appropriate
measures to identify the
source of the island's
water quality problems, as
well as investigate ways
to address current septic
system non-compliance
by some businesses and
homes. We are all well
aware of the importance
of improving the island's
wastewater treatment and
disposal in whatever way
serves the best interests
of all its citizens, not just
a few.
If you agree with me,
please write a letter to the
PSC. They need to receive
hundreds of letters in
protest to be successful in
stopping this. Feel free to
use all or part of my letter
that I summarized above.
You can also draft one
letter and ask people to
sign it as a petition.
Citizens have 30 days
from the date of filing to
protest the granting of
the certificate to WMS.
Therefore, the PSC needs
to hear from people no
later than May 15.
The PSC needs
to receive snail mail
letters to the Office of
Commission Clerk, 2540
Shumard Oak Boulevard,
Tallahassee, FL 32399-
0850. A copy of the letters
also needs to be sent to
the attorney representing
WMS: M/arsha E. Rule,
with Rutledge, Ecenia
& Purnell, RO. Box 551,
Tallahassee, FL 32302.
Please write the PSC
and help me preserve and
protect the island and our
special way of life. Ask
your family, friends and
neighbors to also write the
PSC. We only have until
May 15.

Gail M. Riegelmayer
is a St. George Island
resident.


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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
FOR
FRANKLIN COUNTY INDIAN CREEK
SHORELINE RESTORATION PROJECT

The Apalachicola Bay and River Keeper, Inc. d/b/a Apalachicola Riverkeeper, a Florida not-for-
profit corporation, requests proposals for landscape design and the construction of a breakwater
and dock in conjunction with a shoreline restoration project at Indian Creek Park.

Each proposal shall set forth the costs and contractors qualifications to complete one or more of
the following components of the overall project:

1. Replace two piles on the existing dock at Indian Creek Park and extend the existing
dock approximately fifty feet (50' ) over the restoration area,
2. Provide a landscape design, cost estimate for plants, oversight of planting, and finish
grading at the site, and/or
3.Transport rock from St. George Island to Indian Creek Park, construct a breakwater,
grade site, and implement and maintain erosion control.

Each proposal shall describe the method the contractor will use to complete the project. Quotes
for one, two or three components of the project are acceptable and should be listed separately
from other project components. Project work dependent on adequate funding. Apalachicola
Riverkeeper has the right to waive minor technicalities. Any or all bids may be rejected.

Each such proposal shall be submitted to Dan Tonsmeire at the Office of the Apalachicola
Riverkeeper, 232-B Water Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, no later than 4:00 p.m. ET on
Friday, May 22, 2009. All proposals shall be sealed and marked on the outside of the envelope
with the statement "Request for Proposals for FRANKLIN COUNTY INDIAN CREEK R4RK
SHORELINE RESTORATION PROJECT. Each proposal shall include five copies.

Bid documents shall be available from the Apalachicola Riverkeeper office. Non-refundable
bid documents shall cost $10.00 per set with a two set maximum. A mandatory pre-bid meeting
will be held May 18, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. ET at Indian Creek Park in Eastpoint.

The proposals shall be opened at the Apalachicola Riverkeeper office on May 26, 2009, at
10:00 a.m. (ET).

The Apalachicola Riverkeeper reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.


Thursday, May 7, 2009


AS I The Times


Local


Lewis Colon, a park ranger from Davie,
stands with the tribute bike that he
created on behalf of Vietnam veterans.
Colon had the 2002 Harley Davidson
Electraglide, a former Utah State Police
motorcycle, completely custom redone,
with such details as .45 pistol replicas
serving as the passenger highway
pegs, rotating tail gunners as the
exhaust pipes, and replicas of M-1 6
flash suppressors as the turn signals.
Artwork depicting Vietnam veterans,
prisoners of war and missing in action,
adorns the entire cycle. Colon has
leased the cycle for $1 a year to the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, and
it accompanies the "Wall That heals"
on its travels. Sitting at lower right is the
Wall's site manager Richard Lyons.


Country
singer Chuck
Price, whose
song "Unsung
Hero" is sung
each year in
April at the
Vietnam Wall
in Washington
D.C.,
Performed
at the
ceremonies in
Apalachicola,
as a special
guest.

rhotes by
DAVID ADLERSTEIN
The Times


"The old veterans, when
they come to the Wall, they
think long, long thoughts,
of freezing rains and of
dead comrades," Buzzett
said.
He continued with the
words of Gen. Douglas
McArthur, who once said
of the war dead "I do not
know the dignity of their
birth, but I know the glory
of their deaths."
Following a lengthy
motorcycle escort April
28 that brought out flag-
waving crowds on the
streets from Wewahitchka
to Apalachicola, the
wall's laser-etched, heavy
aluminum panels were
assembled the following
morning with the help of
volunteers from active duty
personnel from Ty~Sndall Air
Force Base.
"Tyndall helped us out
a lot," said Vietnam vet
Jimmy Mosconis, who
arranged with the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial Rmnd to
bring its official "Wall That
Heals" to Apalachicola
for just its third visit since
being newly manufactured.
On the morning of
April 30, about 200 people
gathered at the plaza for
the opening ceremonies
that welcomed the first,


and likely only, occasion
the Wall will be viewed
alongside a detail from the
Three Servicemen Statue
outside of Washington.
That ceremony was
highlighted by a tearful
keynote address from Ann
Wolcott, past president
of American Gold Star
Mothers, an organization
of moms whose sons or
daughters have died in war.
"The wall has given
my son, and over 58,000
soldiers killed in Vietnam,
a place where we can go
to remember, where we
can reach out and touch
their names," she said. "All
those names, that's what
I always hear, all those
names, why?"
Wolcott, a 37-year-old
mom working fulltime
and raising three children
when her son was killed,
said she struggled with
her grief, and turned to the
Veterans Administration
to ask what services were
available to help.
"And they said 'Nothing'
and that's what I received,"
she said. "I was falling
apart inside."
Wolcott, who hails from
a line of military men
dating back to the Civil
War, said she sought solace


in working with veterans.
"My heart was with the
military, not the war," she
said. "But I found my peace
and contentment through
vets. Just to be with them
is like touching him (her
son)."
Preceding her address
were remarks from retired
Army Lt. Col James
Kennedy, Gulf County's
veterans service officer.
Just as he spoke of the
death of two young men
who served alongside his
unit, the 16th Air Cavalry,
two F-4 Phantom jets
pierced the sky overhead,
their engines roaring.
"For you young people
who have never heard that
before, that is the sound of
freedom," Kennedy said.
The two Vietnam-era
jets, workhorse aircraft
from that war, are owned
by Eglin Air Force Base
and are part of TySndall's
475th Weapons Evaluation
Group.
Kennedy encouraged
visitors to the Wall to
properly say goodbye to
those who were killed.
"We never had the
opportunity to pay them
the respect and honor they
deserve. There were no
ceremonies or tributes to


speak of," he said. "This
is a great part of why we
are here today, saying
both hello and goodbye,
to our fallen brothers and
sisters."
On Friday morning, a
rare gathering of students
from all three of the
county's schools the
consolidated school, ABC
School and First Baptist
Christian joined in unity
at the plaza on a salute to
veterans.
Under the direction
of media specialist Patti
Creamer, the program
began with presentation of
the colors by the National
Junior ROTC group from
Port St. Joe High School.
Following that, there
was music from the
consolidated schools' fifth
grade bell choir, and bands
at the high school and ABC
School; dancing from the
high school's Step Team
and elementary school's
square dancers; vocals
from all three schools, with
Ashley Carroll singing


a solo; and readings of
student essays (See page
Bl).
National Honor Society
President Angie Ochala,
and Shelby Lipscomb, read
a special remembrance
to each of the five local
men, Herbert Smith,
Robert Cato, James Clay,
Clifford Rhodes and Robert
Millender, whose names
are on the Wall.
During the four-day
stay of the Wall, 43 senior
airmen and five instructors
from Ty~Sndall's Airman
Leadership School
volunteered to assist
visitors, with finding names
on the Wall.
Mosconis said local
volunteers helped with
more than 700 computer
name searches to learn
more about soldiers on
the Wall. In addition, the
Veterans Administration
had a fully-staffed mobile
vet center van in from
Pensacola, to assist
veterans with VA matters.
Sunday's closing


ceremonies at the Wall
again featured dancers from
Pam Nobles Studios, as
well as singing by country
musician Chuck Price,
whose "Unsung Hero"
has become the unofficial
anthem of the Memorial
Wall in Washington. In
addition, Bedford Watkins
read a poem he wrote
about the Wall, and Buzzett
read one entited "The
Demanding Mistress" by
Melicent Remy.
Richard Lyons, site
manager of "The Wall That
Heals" exhibit, said he
left for his next stop with
nothing but gratitude for
this visit.
"The people of
Apalachicola have been
wonderful," he said. "The
escort was enormous.
Everybody has treated us
like we brought the crown
in. We were treated and
greeted like royalty. What a
great, great group of people.
"If we bear witness to
these names, they still
live," he said.


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Thursday, May 7, 2009


Local


The Times | A6


grandmother, Frankie
Gray.
"She's a proud, beautiful,
phenomenal lady," Brianna
Gordon said of her mom,
Tiffany Gathers, who is
studying at Tallahassee
Community College to be
an x-ray technician.
"I'm sorry for all the
pain I've caused you,"
added Gordon, as tears
of joy streamed down
Gathers' face, while she
held a bouquet of flowers
presented her by the
program's hosts. Derick
Rhodes and Patrick Jones.
The program opened
with a review of women's
history by former county
librarian E. Annie Ball, and
an outline on how women
can handle stress from
Nadine Kahn, of the health
department.
Students who honored
the women in their lives
included Kiarra Tolliver,
of her mom, Mona Lisa,
and grandmother Sandra


a decision," he said. "We're
getting bad readings down in
the state park and there are
no houses there."
He said he wanted to hire
a private firm to carry out an
environmental assessment
in a timely fashion and
determine, among other
things, if the method used
to sample the water was
flawed.
Parrish also said he
wanted to slow down the
permitting process the
island water supplier had
set in motion because he
felt the public needed more
opportunity to comment. His
statements were greeted
by loud applause from the
audience.
Commissioner Pinki
Jackel attended the meeting
by speaker phone from
Nashville, Tenn., while
waiting for her son to
undergo surgery.
She moved that the board
hold a public hearing on the
water treatment issue. "I'm
getting a lot of calls," she
said. I want the board to
have the benefit of hearing
everything I heard. No doubt
about. We have problems on
St. George Island. I don't
think we know what they
are."
Commissioner Cheryl
Sanders said she would like
to hear a synopsis of the 450-
page water management
study prepared for the
county by Meridian Planning
at a cost of $200,000. She
also said she wanted Jason
Flowers, environmental
health manager at the
county health department,
to prepare a presentation on
the issue.
Before a vote could
be taken on the hearing,
CommissionerNoah Lockley
said, "We need to get real. The
state is supposed to regulate
this. If the county's going to
do it, we need enforcement.
Let's put vote to the people
and let them decide what
they want, like we did on
Alligator Point."
Jackel responded that she
felt the oystermen needed as
much input as residents of
the island.
Bevin Putnal asked, "Why
have a hearing before the
study?"


Gene Brown, CEO of
Water Management Services
said, "I feel compelled to
respond that I have not
applied to the public service
commission for a permit to
build plant. I'm not trying to
put a central sewage system
on St. George Island. It would
be a voluntary program."
Shuler took issue with
Brown's comments. "There's
truth and then there's not
even first cousin to the truth,
"reminding them Brown
had used the word "plant"
in his proposal at a hearing
two weeks ago to discuss
remedies to the island's
sewage problems. He added
that, if the plant is built, hook-
up would almost certainly
be mandatory based on
historical precedent.
Lee Edmiston, director
of the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection's
Department of Coastal and
Aquatic Managed Areas
and former director of
the Apalachicola National
Estuarine Research
Reserve said he and
employees of ANERR would
volunteer to conduct a study
at no cost to the county.
He said the study would
require four to six months to
complete.
"If you look at the data
that comes off the beach,
you start having problems
in June," he said. "It doesn't
make sense to start a study
now. ANERR has offered
to put together a workshop
within 30 days to bring some
experts down to design a
study. Iwould like to see some
samples taken from Little
St. George to see how they
compare. We're volunteering
to pull something together
to help you try to get some
answers."
Steve Rash, island
resident and owner of
the Blue Parrot, which
is currently compliant
with health department
regulations, said, "We need
a study. You need an expert
to come in. I think there's
an environmental disaster
on the horizon. Why hasn't
the state just stepped in and
done something."
Vickie Frost, owner of
Eddy Teach's Raw Bar, one
of the restaurants still out


of compliance, asked the
commission what to do.
"I have spent well over
$30,000 on a plan which he
(Flowers)
sort of likes,"
she said.
"It would
require that
a hole be dug
in front of my
business at a
cost of over
VKCKIE FROST $200,000. I
just need
somebody to tell me what to
do."
In a later interview she
said she loved the island and
had purchased additional
property for parking and
drainage in an attempt to
comply but was confused
about what to do next.
Sanders moved that the
board table the issue and
take no action on the matter,
and Putnal seconded this
motion.
Shuler protested. "This is
a falling off the cliff deadline,"
he said, noting that the clock
started ticking April 15 and
the commission only has 30
days to comment to the PSC
and that if the county did not
express an interest in the
project, they could not later
request a public hearing on
the matter.
AttorneyBarbaraSanders
warned the commission that
failure to comment on the
project could lead to dire
repercussions.
"Please allow your
attorney to appear on your
behalf," she urged.
Jackel complained she
had no memo from Shuler
explaining the need for
representation before the
PSC. He said he would issue
a memo to that effect.
"If Mr. Shuler drafts a
memo showing that you will
he foreclosed if you do not
act, will you be able to hold a
special meeting to reconsider
your decision?" Sanders
asked the commission,
Andy Smith, attorney
for The Riverkeeper said
the public has until May 15
to object to the project by
submitting a letter to the
Office of the Commission
Clerk. The address is given
in an opinion piece by Gail
Riegelmeyer on page 4A.


DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times
Franklin County senior Sarah Hadsock gets a kiss
from her mom, Laura Hadsock.


Jenkins; Anna Marie
Brown, of her mom Alison
Brown and grandmother
Lu Hobbs; Creamer, also of
his teacher Donna Barber;
Zac Jones, of his mom,
Patricia Jones, and his
cousin, Mary Sewell; Sarah
Hadsock, of her mom,
Laura Hadsock; Zack
May, of his mom, Wendy


May; Holly Polous, of her
mom, Barbara Polous;
Cody Daniels, of his mom,
Jennifer Daniels; Jimmy
Goggins, of his mom, Sarah
Goggins; Caulin Sheridan,
of his teacher, Pam
Marshall; and Adreenah
Wynn, of her grandmother,
Julie Mae Fisher, and her
aunt, Myrtice Wynn.


The following is a poee
Franklin County High Sc
Zachary Jones.


Thank you for
being there for me.
Thank you for ,
being my eyes when I
couldn't see.

Tank you for
listening when no one
else did. 1
Thank you for
being a great mother
to your kids.

Words can never Lach ones <
express how much I Mary Sewell
live and cerish you.
I can always count
on you when I am feeling blue.
I remember the times when I used
to stick to you like glue.
I can never thank God enough
for blessing me with a mother like
you.

I'm thankful for the days when
you used to wipe my nose and tell


I remember the
days when you
used to nurse me
after playing in the
I ~neighborhood.
I love you so
much even though I
don't say it as I often
sh Ild
cousin sou.
Momma, thank you
for your hard work and
labor,
And when you get old I will
surely return the favor.

A special thanks to my Dearest
Mother. Thank you for molding me
into this well-loved and appreciated
man '

Love, Zachary Jones


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also improved this year. combined scores,. better
The 32 ABC fourth graders than last year's performance
averaged 3.6 in their of 3.4. Sixty-three percent


of the ABC fourth graders
scored a 3.5 or better on the
writing portion of the FCAT.
All fourth graders in
the state had to write to
an expository prompt that
directed them to think
about and explain why it is
important to follow rules.
The fourth grade narrative
prompt directed them to
write a story about a time
he or she had a day off from
school.

ABC eighth graderS
exceed state averageS

The 43 eighth graders at
the ABC School paced the
district with their strongest
showing to date, posting
a mean essay score of 4.3,
better than last year's 3.8,
and the best showing since
the middle school was
started.
Their scores, in which 93
percent exceeded a 3.5 or
better, was 10 percentage


points better than last year,
and the only scores within
the district to be at or ahead
of state averages.
The 64 eighth graders at
the consolidated school also
improved, with 82 percent
posting a 3.5 or better, seven
percentage points better
than last year. The school's
mean essay score was 3.7,
slightly up from last year,
and the best since 2002.
The Grade 8 expository
prompt directed students
to think about a place he
or she would like to go on
a field trip and explain
why he or she would like
to go to this place. The
eighth graders' persuasive
prompt directed students
to persuade the principal
whether students should be
allowed to eat snacks in the
classroom.
The 74 10th graders at
the consolidated school also
improved, the mean essay
score up from 3.3 to 3.5,
although the performance


was not as strong as the 2007
results. Oehlert noted that 59
percent of 10th graders this
year scored a 3.5 or better,
down 1 percentage point
from the year before.
But there was a gain of
5 percentage points among
those 10th graders scoring 4
or above, he said.
The Grade 10 expository
prompt directed students
to think about and explain
why he, she, or someone else
saves something. The 10th
grade persuasive prompt
directed them to convince
the school board whether
schools should ask students
to raise money for school
activities.
Oehlert said he expects to
see writing success extend
into other academic areas,
as students get better at
expressing themselves.
"You're laying the
groundwork and you should
expect, as we look to the
future, better end products
in other subjects," he said.


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The Seahawk bats were silenced
by the Gators, who allowed only five
hits and struck out four. Leaders
at the plate for the Seahawks were
Mock 1-for-2, Hardman 1-for-1, Chase
Richards 2-for-2 and Gary Larsen
1-for-2. Jason Thompson and Babb
combined to strike out eight for the
Seahawks.


DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times


Seahawks football coach Josh Wright.


By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor

Josh Wright, newly hired
to oversee the Franklin
County High School foot-
ball program, is promising
to deliver improvement
over the school's first two
seasons, both winless.
But it's on one condition.
"There's a chance for
these kids to really be suc-
cessful, but only if nobody
cares who gets the credit,"
Wright told about 75 adults
and students at a punch-
and-cookies welcome re-
ception Friday evening in
the school's gymnasium.
Wright outlined his
coaching philosophy and
some of the thoughts on
the upcoming season at the
reception, which followed
the first day of spring prac-
tice. Nearly 50 young men,
in grades nine through 12,
have expressed an interest
in playing for the Seahawks'
next season, as they lookfor
the consolidated school's
first win on the gridiron.
Eighth-graders from the
middle school and Apala-
chicola Bay Charter School
are entitled to attend prac-
tices but won't play during
the season,
"I understand there's
a place for everyone. It's
all about being involved,"
Wright stressed at the re-
ception.
The coach told the re-
ception, and the student
body earlier in the week,
that with 18 years of coach-
ing experience, most re-
cently at Panama City's
Mosley High School, he
has waited to accumulate
the necessary experience
before stepping into a head
coaching position.
"He has a wealth of


knowledge and wisdom,"
said County Commission
Chairman Smokey Parrish,
who introduced him to the
audience at the reception.
"And he's young enough to
take an interest in our stu-
dents. Your head football
coach really helps to shape
a community."
Wright, 40, came on
board April 20, and has
continued to divide his time
between readying the Se-
ahawks for spring practice
and fulfilling his end-of-the-
year duties at Mosley.
Born in Plainfield Coun-
tyN.J., with two sisters and
five brothers, Wright grew
up in Bowling Green, Ky.,
and played football and ran
track for the Warren East
Raiders, graduating in 1986.
His college playing ex-
perience was at Kentucky
Wesleyan College, where
he started at outside line-
backer as a sophomore,
and played fullback and
tailback during his junior
and senior seasons, before
graduating in 1990.
His first six years as an
assistant coach were at
Madisonville North Hop-
kins in Kentucky, followed
by a two-year stop at Choc-
taw in Fort Walton, serving
as junior varsity program
coordinator along with
coaching varsity receivers.
Most recently, he has
served as assistant head
football coach at Mosley
and head boys track coach.
He made several academic
impacts while at Mosley, in-
cluding developing a sports
management academy and
weight room program and
assisting with the FCAT
lunch bunch.
Wright said he's excited
about the challenge of be-
ing a head coach.


He described his coach-
ing style as direct but con-
siderate.
"I'm not a real in-your-
face, yell at you coach, but
I'm blunt and honest," he
said.
He said athletic director
Mike Todd will be in charge
of overseeing grade re-
ports, and Fred Drake, who
will work with wide receiv-
ers and defensive backs,
will be in charge of college
planning.
Wright said he expects
Thursday progress reports
on grades, attendance and
attitude, from his fellow
teachers.
"When they're in your
classroom, you're the head
coach," he told them.
Last year's head coach,
Jimmy Johnson, will be
handling the offensive and
defensive lines, as well as
discipline. DavidWalkerwill
be doing scouting reports
and handling videotaping.
Justin Long will be coach-
ing the running backs and
linebackers, and Robert
Van Sickle will be coach-
ing the defensive ends and
tight ends and overseeing
the locker room.
Academics, character
and discipline will be the
foundation for the program,
said the new coach, with en
emphasis on being "tough,
physical and relentless."
"Our philosophy is team
first," he said. "If you want
it, it's there. You have to
work for it, but it starts with
a vision."
Practices are Monday
through Friday from 3-5:30
p.m., with the next two Sat-
urdays devoted to review-
ingfilms. The springjambo-
ree game is Thursday, May
21, at Destin Middle School,
against Rocky Bayou.


Photos by DONNA THOMPSON
Jared Mock and his parents, Debbie and Mike Mock, are honored at
Seahawks senior night.


Bo Hardman and his mom, Traci Hardman, are


year. honored at senior night.


Lady Seahawk Khrystal Davis and her parents, Sherri and Herbert Davis,
are honored at senior night. Davis is the lone graduating senior on the
Lady Seahawks softball team.


niors came back late from their senior
trip on Sunday to play in the district
game on Monday. They gave a valiant
effort, but the Seahawks fell short. The
Seahawks ended their season with an
8-16 record and 11 home runs.
Seahawk leaders included Ste-
ven Babb, with four home runs and
a slugging percentage of .587; Babb
and Jared Mock, each with 21 hits;
Bo Hardman with three triples, a
.360 batting average and an on-based
percentage of .475; Jason Thompson
with seven doubles; and Mock with
12 walks.


CA RRA BE L LE APA LA CH ICO LA


A
Section


Seniors honored


April 21
Wewa 0 2 81 0-11
Franklin 0 00 0 0- 0
At senior night, Jared Mock, Bo
Hardman, Steven Babb, Gene Anderson
and Bobby Garrett and their families
were recognized by coach Mike Todd at
the game against Wewahitchka.


Coath: eam f irst'


Josh Wright now leads Franklin football


April 23
Liberty 0 0 02 2 0 x 4
Franklin 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Franklin County tray-
eled to Liberty County to
take on the Bulldogs in
their final regular sea-
son game. Bobby Garrett
was on the mound for the
Seahawks, striking out
seven and only allowing
five hits. The big blow
was a two-run home run
in the fifth inning by the
Bulldogs. Hitters for the
Seahawks were Gary
Larsen 1-for-2, Garrett
1-for-3, and Cole Lee 1-
for-3, Lee's hit was his
second home run of the


April 27
DISTRICT TOURNAMENT
Maclay 0 2 01 30 x 6
Franklin 0 00 0 00 0 0
The Franklin County Seahawk
baseball team ended their season on
a sour note by losing to Maclay in the
first round of the district tourney. The
Maclay pitchers closed the door for the
Seahawks by striking out 11 batters
and allowing just three hits. Hitters
for the Seahawks were Caden Barber
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Josie Turner, 13, left, and Jessica Opie, 22, right, of St.
George Island took second place in the open division.


Annual Scout



sailing regatta


marks 10 th year


PHOTOS COURTESY OF TROOP 22

uhde prtcp sksii the 10etdh annual rirgatta with Scoutmaster Larry Ha e, seated center left, and regatta


Saturday was "The Big
Day" for Fleet 934, The
Hobie Cat Sailing Scouts
of Troop 22 and Venture
Crew 22 on St. George
Island.
They sailed in their
annual fundraiser event
along with friends and fel-
low sailors from all over.
The weather was per-
fect and the volunteers
plentiful.
The fundraiser was
preceded on Friday with
guest expert Kirk Newkirk
of Pensacola Beach's "Key
Sailing" on hand for a day
of instruction on racing
performance and boat tun-
ing. The scouts and guests
alike got a lot of help from
Newkirk and his assis-
tant, Glen Holmes. Their
combined efforts were
greatly appreciated by
everyone.


Newkirk was also the
race official this year.
Larry and Patricia Hale,
scoutmasters of this pro-
gram, had so many people
to thank for all their help.
Many area businesses
helped out by donating
door prizes for the race
participants, seafood and
food for the event, volun-
teers cooking, and helping
us on the water with safety
boats. Many thanks to ev-
eryone, especially George
and Pam Mahr for the use
of their lovely property
at Bob Sikes Cut for race
headquarters.
The committee boat
this year was provided
courtesy of George Kirvin
Floyd and the Apalachico-
la Maritime Museum and
sponsors.
"This has become a be-
loved community tradition
and remains successful be-
cause of all the wonderful
people who pull together to
make it happen! God Bless
each and every one of you,"
said Patricia Hale.
Commemorative 10th
annual T-shirts are still
available for donations. To
support this area's scouting
program please call 927-
2395 for more information.



REGATTA
RESULTS
The following
are the results of the
10th annual Scout
regatta, sponsored
by the St. George
Island Yacht Club at
Bob Sikes Cut

Youth Division
1) Kevin and
Richard Williams,
Eastpoint
2) Mikael Lewis,
Carrabelle, and
Macey Hunt, St.
George Island
3) Brook Pittman
and Morgan
Walker, St. George
Island
4) Saylor Martin
and Martin Pvorak,
Panama City Beach

Open Class-Adult
Division: Adults
sailing with kids.
1) Bryce Hale,
Homosassa, Bryce
Tobin, Eastpoint,
and Michael Turner,
St. George Island
2) Jessica Opie,
St. George Island,
and Josie Turner, St.
George Island
3) Junior Serrato,
Eastpoint, and Carla
Lewis, Carrabelle
4) Pat and lan
Martin, Panama City
Beach

Also competing
this year were Brad
and Sherry Yuhas,
Panama City Beach
and York and Linus
Schatte, Fayetteville.
Each of this year's
runners-up teams
took home a Most
Improved Award.


Kevin, 1 8, left, and Richard Williams, 17, right, of
Eastpoint, won first place in the youth division.


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THE WALL THAT HEALS


B
Section


LEFT: Senior Airman Jimmy Moten, right, and
Senior Airman Derrick Ontai, fold the flag at
Sunday night's closing ceremony at Veterans
Memorial Plaza.

BELOW: Dancers from Pam Nobles Studios
perform a salute to veterans at the opening
ceremonies on Thursday.


PHOTO BY DAVID ADLERSTEIN


PHOTO BY LOIS SWOBODA
Members of the Franklin County Library's TIGERS (Teens in Gear) program
participated in te rea ing of te names of tose flen in Vietnam during te
visit of the Wall That Heals. Pictured above, from left, are Patrick Jones, Tom
Daly, who coordinated volunteers reading the names, Tydron Wynn, Zachary
Jones, Adreenah Wynn and TIGERS coordinator Carol Barfield. Daly said
1 10 volunteer readers took part in reading the more than 58,000 names.


By Samonthe Shiver
We are here to honor the Wall
that Heals and show our respects
to the Veterans of the United
States of America. This ceremo-
ny is a reminder of those who
have served our great nation.
The fight for freedom has caused
us to lose many of our friends and
family. When most people think of
freedom, they think of a free na-
tion, a nation able to express its
opinion, children thankful to have
an education, and proud to live
wherever they want.
Soldiers of today, the same as
in the past are brave and from
all walks of life; they fight for our
country, for our freedom. Wheth-
er man or woman, they are united
to serve our nation. They serve
so we live and prosper. The veter-
ans are patriotic and loyal to our
country.
Every morning at school, all
classes recite The Pledge of Al-
legiance, not just to honor our
country but to honor those who
have retired and sacrificed them-
selves, for the battles of our na-
tion. The veterans fought for our
freedom and now we honor them
and thank them every day. Be-
cause isn't life worth fighting for?
In our times of need, The


cause. They are ready to sacrifice
everything for us, out country,
and this free nation. The veterans
that have fought for me, they don't
personally know me, all of us, and
yet they fought so we could live.
Because of them I am here, we
all are here, and we are free. Vet-
erans, as you know, are men and
women who stood between free-
dom and tyranny, but some differ
from gender, by race, age, and by
profession. They all share love for
our nation, a love strong enough
to put their lives on the line, for
our freedom, for us!
Life is hard andwe have strong
people to help us get through the
obstacles in life. Are you thankful
for our veterans? Are you thank-
ful for your rights, freedoms and
responsibilities? Well I am! I am
truly thankful! There are still
wars gomng on in the world today
over freedom. America, the home
of the brave, we are united, we
are free! For those who have died,
we remember. We can remember
all that we learned, all that we
gained from our heartfelt pain
because freedom is not free. It's a
sacrifice. Thank you Veterans!

Samantha Shiver is a sev-
enth grader at the Apalachicola
Bay Charter School.


The flags of the Armed Forces ripple in the wind as Samantha
Shiver, right, gives her speech at the schools' salute to veterans
at the Vietnam Wall.


Revolutionary, War of 1812, Mexi-
can American War, The Civil War,
Spanish American War, World
War I, World War II, Korea, Viet-
nam, the two Persian Gulf Wars
and Afghanistan, each soldier
knew what was at stake, and yet
they fought. Not all men wanted
to fight; some lost their lives,
while others watched them die.
Not all people have the power or
the will to do what our veterans
have done. The wars in the past
have caused many families much
grief and sadness. But over the
years it is not forgotten, war is


placed in our past. We remember
and are very thankful.
America today has about 23.8
million living veterans, and 7.5
percent of those veterans are
women. The Vietnam War was a
very hurtful, hard war. The en-
emy was confusing. Many Ameri-
cans protested the loss of life. We
did not know who we were fight-
ing against. Our enemy blended
in with the community.
Soldiers are prepared for the
task ahead of them. Soldiers fight
for our country. Soldiers are brave
men and women fighting for a


LIFE


TI~ES


Th ouhT O


the e es of

SO slder

By Tomilee Dowden
I knew the day would come
when I would get the letter. No
matter how many times my
Mama prayed, God please keep
my boy home, I knew I would be
chosen to fight for my country.
Fresh out of high school, I was a
strong man. Working to help my
folks keep me and my brothers
and sisters fed helped me grow
up a little faster. But still, on the
inside I was just a skinny 22-
year-old boy afraid of what was
in store.
It was a hot day the day the bus
picked me up for basic training. I
did well at that small camp. Life
in Franklin County had made me
tough. I was only there for two
weeks when they told us we were
leaving early. We were needed on
the front line. I got a 30-day leave
to go home and say bye to my
family and friends. As I boarded
the plane that would take me
into the stomach of the monster,
I told my mother I
didn't think I would
make it back. She
cried and prayed
with me and we
embraced for the
last time.
Three weeks
later a helicopter Tomilee
dropped me in the Dowden
jungle to fight for
my life. Gunshots could be heard
in the distance over the rumble
of the choppers. An unfamiliar
smell filled the air which I later
learned was napalm. We trudged
on through the thick, wet, bush
for weeks. I wrote my mom a
letter about how I was walking
through mud up to my waist car-
rying a machine gun. It seemed
like we were reaching the end of
the tunnel. M-16 in hand, I was
finally getting used to my BDUs
and the bulky helmet. It was
about noon the day the accident
happened. We were just walking
along and then there was the
blinding explosion.
The pain was excruciating. I
felt the back of my head. Blood
covered my hands. The land mine
had sent shrapnel flying every-
where. I felt the numbness come
over me and then, darkness.
My name is Robert Clifford
Millender.
I was sent to a VA hospital in
Japan. Underwent surgery once
to remove the shrapnel from my
brain, however the damage was
sy:- seer m keul wa h terdo
remove bone fragments.
My Mama was coming to Ja-
pan to see me, when she suffered
a stroke and couldn't make the
journey. When I was able to be
moved, I was transported to Wal-
ter Reed hospital in Washington
D.C. Upon stabilization, I was
then transported to Gainesville at
the VA hospital. I was recovering
somewhat well and was sent to
Dublin, GA. There my health de-
clined. My family then placed me
in a nursing home in Panama City.
That is where my journey ended
and I went home to see my father.
Cause of death: Head injury
with paralysis, loss of conscious-
ness due to land mine, bronchi-
tis, pneumonia, and malnourish-
ment.
Although I am gone, I am not
forgotten.
Robert "Cliff" Millender is
survived by his brother, William
Gordon Millender, a sister, Mary
Josephine Underdown, a sister,
Brenda Juanita Molsby, a sister,
Shirley Jean Massey, twin broth-
ers, Gary James Millender and
Larry Jesse Millender. And a
community of friends and family
who are forever grateful for the
sacrifices he made.

'lbmilee Dowden is a senior
at Franklin County High School.


Veterans boldest


1960l i6 Ill erlcR

By (hose Taranto

"We the people of the Untied States" have free-
dom thanks to the veterans. They fought and risked
their lives for their country and other countries' free-
dom and they won it. If we didn't have those brave
people that we call veterans, who knows where we
would be as a nation! The veterans fought any time
our freedom depended on the soldiers saving it.
Lots of veterans have died fighting for the free-
dom that our nation now has. Those veterans that
never returned will never know or get to see the free-
dom they have brought to this amaz-
ing country. For the veterans that
have returned, some get rewarded
with medals and honors, but I am al-
most sure that the best reward is see-
ing the wonderful thing of bringing
freedom back home. Most veterans
that return are very joyful to get the
reward to see their family again. Chase Taranto
Soldiers are all very different in
size, shape, and looks, but they all
fight and fought for the same thing, freedom. Veter-
ans were not afraid to run, fly, or ride into battle. They
must have a real love for their country. The veterans
were very bold to risk their life to go and fight for us
in wars and leave their families. The veterans' will-
ingness to fight in war is the only reason we are safe
in America. We should thank the veterans very much
for risking their lives for us in battle.
Something I like to do is listen to my Poppa's
stories of when he was fighting in other countries.
You can tell that veterans have very great love for
our country to go and fight for us. Veterans fight for
people that they don't even know, so they fought for
total strangers.
Veterans have risked their life fighting for total
strangers. Veterans have fought any time we or an-
other county have needed their help. Veterans are
truly the boldest people to live in America.

Chase Taranto is a sixth grader at the Apalachic-
ola Bay charter School.


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Happy 16th birthday
JOSHUA T. KELLY
May 5, 1993 Oct. 4, 2004
It seems like just yesterday I was holding you in
my arms. It's hard to believe that you would be 16
this year. It is even harder to believe that you have
been gone for 4%/ years. I cannot put into words how
much I love you and how much I miss you.
If I could grant you one birthday wish from me
to you, it would be to see you for just a couple of
minutes. Just to be able to tell you, "I love you, miss
you, how proud I am of you," and to be able to give
you a hug and a kiss and most of all to tell you, "I'm
very sorry son, the doctors and I did all we could"
and I hope you understand why I made the decision
I did.
Cancer may have taken your body, but your heart
and soul will live on forever,
We love you,
Dad, Amy and Scottie


PHOTO BY DAVID ADLERSTEIN
Emily Freeman grasps two bags of candy, full of
goodies from Lulu's Sweet Expectations in Port St.
joe, for her family's third place finish in the age 19
and older category in the Times' recently completed
Peeps diorama contest. Emily's mom, Crystal Everitt,
at right, and dad David Freeman, put together an
entry entitled "Huntin' with My Peeps."


Feel for the families
hurt by the economy? A
lot of citizens in our com-
munity, through no fault of
their own, find themselves
unemployed and unable to
get work. Even with pub-
lic assistance, many have
trouble putting enough
healthy food on the table.
The local letter carriers
of the U.S. Postal Service
want to help you help those
who need a hand during
these tough times,
This Saturday, May 9,
letter carriers from the
Apalachicola, Eastpoint


and Carrabelle post offices
will collect non-perishable
food placed on or around
mailboxes. The food will
then be placed with the
Franklin County Food Pan-
try to benefit members of
the community who need
it most.
Though all non-perish-
able food donations are
welcome, the pantry cites
a shortage of high-protein
foods like peanut butter,
tuna, and other canned
meats as well as hearty
soups.
The nation's largest


in its 17th year, collected 73
million pounds of food last
year.
The drive is sponsored
by the National Association
of Letter Carriers, Camp-
bell's Soup, the U.S. Postal
Service, Feeding America
(formerly known as Amer-
ica's Second Harvest) the
United Way of America
and its local United Ways;
and the AFL-CIO.
Please note letter car-
riers may not accept any
cash or cash-equivalent
donations non-perish-
able food only.


John and Shawntell
Pritchard, of Eastpoint,
along with brother
Corbin Pritchard,
welcomed Hannah Rae
Pritchard, on Friday,
April 10, 2009 at 1:51 p.m.
at Gulf Coast Medical
Center.
She weighed 6 lbs.
13c8d oz and was 19


Maternal
grandparents are Ray
and Sharon Creamer, of
Apalachicola. Paternal
grandmother is Janet
Bryant, of Eastpoint.
Maternal great-
grandmother is Phyllis
Barber, of Biloxi,
MS. Paternal great-
grndmote is Mar


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one-day food drive, held
each year on the second
Saturday in May and now


Mark O'Bryant, chief executive of-
ficer of Tallahassee Memorial Health-
care, attended Weems Hospital's reg-
ular monthly board meeting April 30.
A representative from TMH gener-
ally is present at these meetings as a
result of the two healthcare systems
signing a management consulting
agreement in December 2008.
The hospital's governing body and
administration listened as the TMH
CEO described the state of health-
care deliberations at the state and
national levels. He had just returned
from Washington, D.C. where he par-
ticipated in meetings as president of
the Florida Hospital Association. He
said the delivery of heath care in ru-
ral areas is a national concern.
At the national level, O'Bryant
cited several factors that are driving
the movement for health care reform.
"This time around I think there actu-
ally may be some larger reforms,"
he said. "One of the reasons is that a
huge number of baby boomers are ag-
ing, causing health care costs to rise.
"Right now the percentage of
Gross Domestic Product(GDP) going
to health care is 16 percent. Unless
something is done to bring the cost
of health care down," O'Bryant said,
"the percentage of GDP for health
care is expected to rise as high as 25
percent."
O'Bryant also talked about state
budget activities that are going on
now during the legislative session in
Tallahassee. He said in 2006 Florida
collected overall revenues of $33 bil-
lion. In 2008, Florida collected over-
all revenues of $21 billion, creating a
huge budget shortfall.
A large percentage of state dol-
lars goes to its Medicaid programs.
O'Bryant saidfederal stimulus dollars
would increase the federal matching
portion involved in the state's Medic-
aid programs, and lessen the impact
on health care in Florida this year.


mittee had with officials of Clemons
Rutherford, the newly contracted
architectural firm for the clinic. She
said it was a productive meeting out-
lining what the hospital wanted to see
in its new clinic.
The board also learned from
Weems hospital administrators that
they are prepared should cases of the
new flu strain present in the county.
They listed supplies that they have
acquired, including extra test kits, re-
quired reporting forms, extra masks
and gowns and they have asked state
officials for a supply of tamiflu. Tamif-
lu isan antiviral medication that stops
the flu from spreading in the body.
.In addition, Colvert said they have
identified a contact at the county
health department to coordinate with
if a suspect specimen is collected.
Both Colvert and Chief Nursing Of-
ficer Candi Fox stressed that the
best way to prevent getting the flu is
washing your hands frequently. They
said to take the same precautions you
would with any flu epidemic: avoid
sick people, cover your mouth and
nose when you sneeze or cough, and
resist touching your eyes, nose, and
mouth. So far, no cases have been
identified in Florida, they reported.
Finally, Colvert announced the new
mammography service at Weems
had begun this week. He said several
mammograms already have been
performed and the women of Frank-
lin County were responding very well.
Some of these women said having the
mammogram service locally was the
only reason they came in to do the
recommended screening.
Colvert urged board members
to tell women to come in and get
screened. You do not necessarily need
a prescription, though it is always
advisable to get a doctor's order, he
said. Mammography is a key factor in
the early detection of breast cancer,
when it can best be treated.


There will be a baby
shower for Fallon Paulk
on Saturday, May 9 at 2
p.m.
The shower will be
held at the Methodist


Church in Carrabelle.
Mother-to-be is
registered at Target and
Wal-Mart.
All family and friends
are invited.


Mary Ivey of Apalachicola was
one of the first women to get a
mammog ram at Weems on April
28. "It was very comfortable. It's
lust a couple of seconds," she
said. "Look what it can do!"

In other business at the meet-
ing, Weems CEO Chuck Colvert an-
nounced that the Franklin County
Health Department Branch in Carra-
belle and the Weems Carrabelle Clinic
jointly will provide radiology services
in Carrabelle, beginning soon. The
radiology provided will be housed at
the health department's branch facil-
ity in Carrabelle, and will be available
for the future Weems Medical Center
East Urgent Care Clinic, to be con-
structed next to the health depart-
ment building.
Also relatedto the newUrgentCare
Clinic, hospital officials announced
that C.W. Roberts' employees work-
ing on another construction project
in Carrabelle, delivered an enormous
amount of fill dirt to the future site in
recent weeks. They also packed down
the dirt with their equipment. County
Planner Alan Pierce, the county's li-
aison to Weems, estimated savings to
the county as a result of C.W. Roberts'
contribution were $50,000.
Board Chair Gayle Dodds report-
ed on an initial meeting a board com-


Fivel, a 3 -month-old


La orator


retriever and hound mix, arrived at the
Adoption Center a month ago. He is a
sweet, playful puppy waiting patiently
for a loving home.
Call Kam at 670-8417 for more
details or visit the Franklin County
Humane Society at 244 State Route
65 in Eastpoint. You may log onto the
website at www.forgottenpets.org to see
more of our adoptable pets. .
Remember, when you adopt a friend
for life, you not only save the life of that
pet, you make room for us to save the life
of one more abandoned dog or cat!


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Iolana "Loni" Burke would like to announce the
birth of her sister, Layla Kaylee Burke, born Feb. 1'
2009.
She is the daughter of Jeremy and Christina
Burke, of Apalachicola.
Maternal grandparents are John and Sonya
Bellew, of Apalachicola. Paternal grandparents are
David and Beverly Burke, of Apalachicola.


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Obituaries


The United Methodist Churches

Sof Franklin County Welcome Yot1

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. Them 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 Tuesday each month-7 p.m.
102 NE Ae. B Canabell n6s97-3672

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. Them Patriotis


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
NreyProvided during regular church services


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

PASTOR: FATHER ROGER LATOSYNSKI
MASS SCHEDULE

SATURDAY ................ ........... ........ 5 PM
SUNDAY .. .. .. . . . . ..... . . .. .. . .. 10 AM
SUNDAY SPANISH MASS. .. .. . . . . . .. .. . . .. 5 PM
TUESDAY FRIDAY .. . . . . .. .. .. . . .. 8:30 AM


IV


Thursday, May 7, 2009


The Times | B3


Our state has truly
lost a "Great Floridian,"
Mallory E. Horne,
who passed away on
Wednesday, April 30. Never
before in the history of
our great state has one
individual made such
an indelible impression
on the very fabric of our
governance.
He graduated
with distinction
from Leon High
School and
immediately
upon graduation
enlisted in the
United States
Army Air Corps
to fight in World He
War II. Mallory
was rated the top
flight school graduate in
the nation, and as such,
was chosen to attend
the first advanced aerial
combat training in our
country's history. Today
that training is known as
"Top Gun," and indeed,
Mallory was the best of
the best in a P51 Mustang
fighter plane.
After the war, he
continued to serve in the
United States Air Force
and Air Force Reserve,
being later honorably
discharged at the rank of
captain,
At the University of
Florida Mallory served
as the Chancellor of the
Honor Court, and was
elected president of the
Senior Class. After law
school, he was elected
president of the Florida
Junior Bar.
While still in his
twenties, Mallory was


Mallory E. Horne
elected to the Florida
House of Representatives
from Leon County in 1955.
Recognized immediately
for his leadership abilities,
he experienced a rapid
rise to prominence,
culminating with his
election as Speaker of the
Florida House in 1962.
Upon leaving
the Florida
House, Mallory
was elected to the
Florida Senate
in 1966, where
he again rose
to the top upon
his election as
the chamber's
'ne presiding
officer. As such,
Horne became
the only person since
Reconstruction to serve as
both Speaker of the Florida
House and President of the
Florida Senate.
While serving in both
bodies, Horne was known
for his spellbinding orations
and willingness to take
principled, and sometimes
unpopular, positions.
While his legislative
accomplishments are too
voluminous to enumerate,
three especially prominent
are the implementation
of fair legislative
apportionment, complete
executive reorganization
of all three branches
of government, and his
tireless, successful efforts
to retain the capital in
Tallahassee despite
numerous efforts to move
our seat of government
further south.
Horne served on
the first Constitutional


Advisory Commission,
general counsel to the
Florida Department of
Agriculture, general
counsel to the Florida
Senate, and chairman
of the Public Employees
Relations Commission.
As special counsel to
Governor Lawton Chiles,
he engineered the passage
of Florida's landmark
tobacco legislation,
resulting in a multi-billion
dollar settlement to fund
health care for the state.
Horne enjoyed a
distinguished law career,
and argued before
virtually every judicial
forum, including several
arguments before both the
Supreme Court of Florida
and the U.S. Supreme
Court. He is a founder of
Maddox Horne Law Firm,
and will always be the
firm's "Senior Partner."
He is survived by his
wife Mary Lou, stepson
Don Watson, son Mallory
Horne Jr. and daughter-
in-law Ann, grandchildren
Anna and Meghan Horne,
and grandson Caleb
Horne. He was preceded in
death by son David.
The funeral was held at
Faith Presbyterian Church
on Monday afternoon,
May 4, with a reception at
Horne Hall, at the Maddox
Horne Law Firm, 502
North Adams, immediately
following the service. The
family asks that in lieu of
flowers, contributions be
made to Big Bend Hospice.
Beggs Phneral Home,
Apalachee Parkway
Chapel, Tallahassee
handled arrangements.


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PHOTO BY JULIE STEPHENS.
American Legion Post 82 Commander Joe
Myrick, left, receiving the handmade afghan from
Evelyn McAnally. The flag will be on display at
the American Legion Hall in Lanark Village.


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to Legion post


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Last summer Evelyn
McAnally felt inspired to
crochet an afghan in the
shape of the American
flag. The project took six
months and was a labor
of love.
When the work was
completed, McAnallypre-
sented the afghan to Pas-
tor Julie Stephens of the
Carrabelle United Meth-
odist Church and asked
that the afghan be raffled
off in order to raise funds
for the church.
"I was speechless,"
said Stephens. "Evelyn
made her presentation
during the service, and I
was amazed at the beau-
ty of the afghan."
Tickets were sold
for two months, and the
winning ticket was to be
drawn on May 1. McA-
nally also bought some
tickets with a promise to
donate the afghan to the
American Legion if she
won. She and her hus-
band Tommy are long-


time members, and Ev-
elyn is the second vice of
the Ladies Auxiliary.
On Friday, McAnally
met Stephens at the
church. After a time of
prayer, she reached into a
bag filled with the tickets
and drew out the winner
as Stephens recorded the
moment with photos.
Slowly McAnally
opened the folded piece
of paper and read the
name.
"It's mine!" she ex-
claimed with delight.
Quickly, McAnally
called Commander Joe
Myrick, and told him the
good news. Myrick drove
to the church to receive
the gift from McAnally.
"The American Le-
gion is proud to accept
this gift and we'll display
it in a frame at the Ameri-
can Legion Post 82," said
Myrick.
"I'm so proud to give it
to our American Legion,"
said McAnally, beaming.


THE
EPISCOPAL CHURCH
WELCOMES YOU


Gloria Jean Estes was born
June 21, 1947, in Bay County to the
now late Altha Mae and D.C. Finch.
She passed away on May 1, 2009, in
Panama City, at the age of 61.
Survivors include her husband,
Robert Estes; children, Joyce Marie
Estes (Larry Barber), Charlotte
Crosby (Mark), Robert Estes,


Gloria Jean Estes
Jr., James Thomas Estes (Mary
Jo), and Kenneth Dewayne Estes
(Debra); sisters, Marsha Hayes
and Margaret Riley; brothers, Gary
Finch, Johnny Finch, and Darryl
Finch; six grandchildren; five great-
grandchildren; and numerous
nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her


son, Gregory Lewis Estes.
General services were held
Wednesday, May 6, at Living Waters
Assembly of God, with burial in
Magnolia Cemetery.
Kelley Ekneral Home handled
arrangements. Condolences may
be viewed and sent via www.
KelleyEkneralHomes.com.


THE
EPISCOPAL
CHURCH


UMC cilUrcleS host 10W
country boil Friday
The cooperative parishes of St.
George Island United Methodist
Church and Apalachicola United
Methodist Church are hosting a low
country boil and auction on Friday,
May 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church of

Apai kteso ae $10. All proceeds will
benefit the Guatemala Mission Team.
Seventeen team members will be
working on a construction project
as well as holding medical clinics in
the indigenous villages. As part of
the clinic, the team provides health
education. It also works on sustaining
projects such as providing wells for
clean drinking water.
This is the third year these
churches have sponsored a mission
team to Guatemala. They work
with Porch de Solomon Mission in


Panajachel, which gives the team the
unique opportunity of working with
the indigenous population as well
as the many Westerners who live in
Pana.
For further information on the trip
and the low country boil, call Missy at
927-2088 or 653-9530.

Benefit Salturdaly
Ofo Da0 OS Gilbert
There will be a benefit dinner
this Saturday, May 9 in Eastpoint for
Dallas Gilbert, who is facing serious
health issues.
The benefit will be held from
11 a.m. until ? across from the
Hut Restaurant in Eastpoint. All
proceeds will go towards medical
expenses. The menu includes fried
mullet, baked beans, cole slaw and
hushpuppies, as well as a bake sale.
For more information, call
Natalie at 899-2982.


FOUrth-grade field trip
I would like to thank the local
businesses, parents, students
and other fourth grade teachers
who have helped with our first
field trip to St. Augustine as a
consolidated school.
mMan nocal buim ess have
students, and teachers have
come to evening meetings
and helped with fundraisers. I
especially want to thank Donna
Barber for her many hours spent
organizing and planning our trip.
Laura King


In l0V1HO.

OMEM R


Mary 'Myra' Bennett
Smith
We give thanks for the life
you live with us, but we also give
thanks for your death,
For the death of one thing is
the life of another, from the spirit
world you provide help.
If we should question our
life, then we find answer in your
death.
Our reason for living is simple;
we are all the life you have left.
Happy Mother's Day and
Birthday.
Love,
Your children, grandchildren
and
great-grandchildren


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
THURSDA 3:30 5:30 PM


Got to the old Sewanee Swifty
store early Saturday and there was
already a large crowd. Hope the
trend continued the rest
of the day. Everything was
very good. Thanks to all the
volunteers, and to all who
supported the lunch for Chief
Fred.
Had another large crowd
at lunch last Thursday.
George Jackson and his
faithful helpers are keeping LN
it together at the Senior ]
Center. We still have a place
for you! Why not plan to join us every
Thursday at noon? We always have a
good time, and the food is good, too.


Bingo for the Bus will be held on
the first Wednesday of each month
until October. Doors open at Chillas
Hall at 5 p.m., bingo starts at
6:30 pm. Hope you can make it!
I would like to wish all you
mothers out there a Happy
Mothers Day. May your day
be filled with lots of love and
pampering.
Be kind to one another
and check in on the sick and
KNEShousehound and remember,
Wlh volunteers make it happen, so
become one today!
Until next time, God BleSS
America, our troops, the poor,
homeless and hungry.


Church


Laurel Moody
Wilhelm

Laurel Moody Wilhelm,
47, of Arden, NC, died
Friday, April 24, 2009 at the
John E Keever Hospice
Solace Center.
Born Sept. 4, 1961 in
Miami Beach, she was the
daugh-
ter of Al-
exander '
Moody .,
and the *
late
Joyce
Pointer.
She was
a mem-
her of Wilhelm
Abiding
Savior
Lutheran Church.
She is survived by
her husband, Mike
Wilhelm; daughter,
Jessica Wilhelm; her
father and step-mother,
Alex and Laura Moody,
of Apalachicola; sister,
Cheryl Darnell and
her husband, Larry, of
Birmingham, Ala.;
brother, Richard Moody
and his wife, Doreen,
of Orlando; and a
stepbrother, Marc Yockel,
of Atlanta, Ga.
Memorial services
were held Saturday
afternoon, May 2, at
the Fletcher United
Methodist Church
conducted by Pastor
Steve Combs. The
family received friends
following the service in
the fellowship hall.
Memorials may be
made to CarePartners
Hospice, PO. Box 25338,
Asheville, NC 28813.


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Apalachicola to host

neighborhood watch
It's time to stop burglaries, break-ins, drug dealing
and vandalism. A neighborhood watch meeting will be
held from 6 to 8 p.m. May 11 at the Sixth Street Recre-


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Franklin County Board of

County Commissioners has

agreed to re-zone the speed
limit of all St. George Island


Thursday, May 7, 2009


Law Enforcement


The following report is
provided by the Franklin
County Sheriff's Office.
Arrests are made by of-
ficers from the following
city, county and state law
enforcement agencies:
Apalachicola (APD), Car-
rabelle (CPD), Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP),
Franklin County Sheriff's
Office (FCSO), Florida
Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission
(FWC), Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental
Protection (FDEP), Flor-
ida Division of Insurance
Fraud (DIF) and Florida
Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Ser-
vic2 d~efe~n nt are con-
rdeveend ilay n e couutn o
law.

A ril 28
Willie C. Lake, 31'
Gainesville, withholding
child support (FCSO)
Twoyne S. Croom, 32,
Apalachicola, violation of
probation (FCSO)
Casey J. Richards, 20,
Apalachicola, violation of
probation (FCSO)
Kayla Langley, 25,
Eastpoint, domestic bat-
tery (FCSO)

April 29
Horace Powell, 32, Lake
City, violation of probation
(FCSO)


April 30
Demar L. Griggs, 22,
Apalachicola, two counts of
sale or possession of a con-
trolled substance within 1,000
feet of a church (FCSO)
Randyl Crumpton, 48,
Orlando, withholding child
support (FCSO)
M/oses Duncan, 54, Sa-
vannah, Ga., aggravated
battery with a deadly weap-
on and possession of para-
phernalia (APD)

May 1
Douglas D. Dewall, 53,
Eastpoint, domestic bat-
tery (FCSO)

May 2
21K nach ssteBrownder
battery (FCSO)
Ryan L. Sage, 29, Tal-
lahassee, habitual driving
while license suspended or
revoked (FDEP)
Emily Adams, 28, Apala-
chicola, domestic battery
(APD)
Jason C. Frank, 36, Tal-
lahassee, DUI (FHP)

May 3
Andrew C. Stephens,
22, Thomasville, Ga., grand
theft (FCSO)

May 4
Shirl E. Whiddon, 43,
Bristol, violation of proba-
tion (FCSO)


LOIS SWOBODA | The Times
Remember those bricks salvaged after a seafood truck crashed into the Apalachicola State Bank in downtown
Apalachicola, causing it to burn? Well, they seem to have an affinity for motor vehicles. The bricks are now
located on the west end of town inside a chain link fence, where they are being stored and cleaned. They will
be used as part of the facade of the new bank to be constructed at the Market Street and Avenue E site where
the former bank, now razed, burned. On Wednesday, April 29, a small station wagon driven by Willie Speed,
of Apalachicola, careened through the fence but, fortunately, stopped short of crashing into the bricks. The
fence is the property of G.A.C. Construction of Panama City. Speed was unharmed.


d


A 49-year-old Carrabelle
man escaped injury Tues-
day afternoon when the
county dump truck he was
driving overturned after
snagging overhead wires.
Robert C. Rickards was
cited with careless driving
as a result of the 3:54 p.m.
mlShap, two miles north of
Apalachicola at the inter-
section of Bluff Road and
Highland Road.
According to Florida
Highway Patrol Trooper
Brian Speigner's report,
Rickards was driving a
dump truck for the county
road department when


he exited the Old State
Yard with the dump bed of
the 2003 Mack truck fully
raised.
As Rickards made a
right turn onto Bluff Road
and headed south, the top
of the bed caught a cable
television line and fiber
optic cable, causing it to
overturn on its passenger
side. The truck came to
rest facing south on the
west shoulder of County
Road 384.
The sheriff's office, road
department, Apalachicola
police and Shade Tree Tow-
ing assisted at the scene.


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THE (ASE OF THE JINXED BRK(KS


Sheriff's REPORT


Builders By The Sea, Inc. ation CotterA ie'r from the Apalachicola Police Department
will be present to discuss security for your homes and
Gary Bartlett how to protect yourself and your property. If you are in-
terested in taking part in a neighborhood watch program,
Additions please come out and help us to organize.
New Homes Ph. 850-927-3628
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milling roads to 20 mph,

except East & West Gulf
Beach Dr. which remain

as posted. Commissioners
have also agreed to re-zone

the speed limit of Crooked

River Road (a.k.a. Mc Intyre

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To find the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times
from those given for APALACHICOLA:
cat Point Hiigus0:40 Minus 1:1Lo
East Pass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27a
To find the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times
from those given for CARRABELLE:
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Local


The Times | B5


PH0lU LIT IUM LOUUUHKlUki
Members of the St. George Island Plantation board of directors and the building committee celebrate a
groundbreaking April 27 for the new Plantation community building at 1712 Magnolia Road. Pictured from
left, John Selby, Rita Culbertson, Larry Taylor, Manley Siler, Bernadette Halloran, Jim Troyan, Barb Padget,
Rick Watson, Richard Ramey, Lee Sewell and Bob McMillan, president of the board of directors.


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LOIS SWOBODA|IThe Times
The Green Door and Garden's Inc. in the Bowery
disric 72 Apl hicl htebd s oii t nwih on
the theme of conservation. Adam Warwick,
bear biologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission, a ove, spo e on living
with bears. The club also held a roadside cleanup,
collecting 25 bags of trash on the causeway of the
John Gorrie Bridge.






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TilUfrtay, May 7
Plein Air Painters be-
gin arriving for the annual
"Great Plein Air Paintout."
From Mexico Beach to St.
George Island, 20 profes-
sional plein air artists hail-
ing from Maine to California
to South Florida will paint
on location from Apalachic-
ola to Mexico Beach. Runs
through May 17. For more
information call 653-9419
Wandering Star Quilt-
ing Club. Chillas Hall La-
nark Village. 1 to 3 p.m. Call
Christine Hinton 697-2551.
Luncheon and informa-
tion specials at the Frank-
lin County Senior Center in
Carrabelle. Noon. $3 dona-
tion. Call 697-3760

Friday May 8
Apalachicola's History,
Culture and Arts board
meets at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall


in Battery Park.For more in-
formation, call 653-8715.

Satur oy, May d M 9
Annual food drive con-
ducted by U.S. Postal Ser-
vice letter carriers through-
out the county. Leave out
food items at mailbox, all
of which will be donated to
the Franklin County Food
Pantry. For more informa-
tion, call 653-9554.

Mo0d(y0 MOy 1 1
Apalachicola Planming
and Zoning meets at 6 p.m.
at City Hall in Battery Park.
For more information, call
653-8715.
Franklin Cultural Arts
Council meets at 6 p.m.
at the Carrabelle City Hall
Complex, 1001 Gray Ave.
Come join in forming the
council to enhance the
cultural environment and


economy of the county
through development and
promotion of the arts and
cultural tourism. For more
information, call 697-3618.
GED classes are offered
at the Franklin County
School from 3 to 6 p.m. ev-
ery week in Building 1100,
Room 1105. Call 670-2800.

Tuesday, May 12
Breakfast at the Frank-
lin County Senior Center in
Carrabelle. Coffee at 7:30
a.m., meal at 8 a.m. $2 do-
nation. Call 697-3760.
Apalachicola Com-
munity Gardens meets
at 6 p.m. at the Apalachic-
ola Bay Chamber of Com-
merce. For more informa-
tion, call 653-9419.
Carrabelle Historical
Society will meet at 6 p.m.
at the Carrabelle Library.
Public is welcome. Come
listen to friends and neigh-


bors share stories about
growing up in Carrabelle.
For information, call Ta-
mara Allen at 697-2141.
Bingo 7 p.m. St. George
Island Fire Dept. $1 / card.
Proceeds go to St. George
Island Civic Club. Call 927-
4654.

Wednesday, May I3
GED classes are offered
at the Franklin County
School from 3 to 6 p.m. ev-
ery week in Building 1100,
Room 1105. Call 670-2800.

Th rday Ma 14

Wandering Star Quilt-
ing Club. Chillas Hall La-
nark Village. 1 to 3 p.m. Call
Christine Hinton 697-2551.
Community luncheon
and information specials at
the Franklin County Senior
Center in Carrabelle. Noon.
$3 donation. Call 697-3760.


Seal turtle lialitina
WOrkshop planned
On Thursday, May 7, the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission, US Fish and Wildlife
Service, Sea Turtles at Risk and St.
George Island Volunteer Turtlers
are partnering to present a two-hour
workshop on sea turtles and lighting.
Learn about the threatened
and endangered turtle species that
nest on the island and examine
appropriate beachfront lighting
fixtures first hand. The workshop,
which will be held at The Jay Abbott
Firehouse on East Pine Street, runs
from 2 until 4 p.m.
For more information or to RSVP
call 927-2103.

Tf anSportation Disativantaaed
Coortlinating Board to meet
The Franklin County
Transportation Disadvantaged
Coordinating Board will meet on
Wednesday, May 13, at 10 a.m. at
the Franklin County Courthouse
Annex Courtroom, 33 Market St., in
Apalachicola.
All persons are invited. The
proposed agenda will include
an update to the Transportation
Disadvantaged Service Plan and
operating reports. An opportunity
for comments will be provided to
the public on the Transportation
Disadvantaged Service Plan.
For more information, or if you
require special accommodations at
the meeting because of a disability or
physical impairment, contact Vanita


Anderson at the Apalachee Regional
Planning Council at 850-674-4571 or
by email at arpc7@~gtcom.net.

COUnty gets $350,000 for
ilome construction loans
The Franklin County Board of
County Commissioners are pleased
to announce the receipt of state
funding of $350,000 for new home
construction loans.
Applications and program
guidelines can be picked up at the
Franklin County SHIP Program
office, at 78 11th St. in Apalachicola.
Applications must be returned to
the SHIP Program by Friday, June
5, 2009.
All applicants will have to meet
typical affordable housing guidelines
and SHIP program criteria.
For more information, call Lori
Switzer at 323-0515

GUlf Specimen Lalb hosts
Sharks and Chablis benefit
The Gulf Specimen Marine
Laboratory in Panacea will host a
Sharks and Chablis fundraiser on
Sunday, May 17, from 4 to 7 p.m.
With the purchase of a $25 ticket,
guests can enjoy a special evening
of wine tasting, a delicious seafood
buffet provided by the Seineyard
Restaurant, and live music by
Sammy Tedder and Rick Ott. There
will also be a silent auction.
The nonprofit fundraiser will be
held at the marine lab in Panacea.
From Carrabelle, head east on U.S.
98, and then turn east onto Rock


Landing Road at The Landings
restaurant and motel and then left at
the Gulf Specimen sign.
Sponsors of this event include
Capital City Bank, Jay Landers,
Seineyard Restaurant, Wakulla Bank,
Progress Energy, Steve Brown,
The Inn at Wildwood, Sheriff David
Haarvey, and Printing on Demand.
Tickets may be purchased by
calling 850-984-5297.

Be Ss named to Elder
Affalirs' advisory board
Gov Charlie Crist last week
appointed Carrabelle's Dorothy
Bless to a seat on the Department of
Elderly Affairs Advisory Council.
Bless, 72, who is retired, succeeds
Polly Spears. She was appointed for
a term beginning April 28, 2009, and
ending Sept. 30, 2011.
Also named to the council were
Lannie Corbin, 66, city manager
of Nicevinle; Janet crozier, as, of
Jacksonville, marketing manager
with Blue Cross Blue Shield; Richard
K~linger, 73, of Delray Beach, senior
services coordinator with the Village
of Wellington; Charles Robinson, 67,
of Belleair, self-employed attorney;
and Major Stroupe, 57, of Bronson,
veterans service officer with the
Gilchrist County Board of County
Commissioners. .
The advisory council is an
independent nonpartisan body that
advises the Secretary of Elderly
Affairs on department duties.
Members of the council receive no
salary but are reimbursed for travel
and per diem expenses.


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SB The Times Thursday, May 7, 2009 Franklin County's source of news for more than a century


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1100
ment, thence South 79 de-
grees 01 minutes 30 sec-
onds East 421.4 feet,
thence South 55 degrees
54 minutes East along the
Northern boundary of a
proposed 50 foot
right-of-way containing an
existing rock paved street
or road a distance of 464.5
feet to the Point of Begin-
ning; from the Point of Be-
glnning, run North 2 de-
grees 03 minutes East
377.2+ feet to the South
shore of Alligator Bay, also
know as Alligator Harbor
thence North 85 degrees
03 minutes East along the
said southern shore lne 75
feet, thence South 00
degrees 04 minutes East
416 feet to the Northern
boundary of said
right-of-way of the pro-
posed road thence North
79 degrees 39 minutes
West 58.4 feet along the
said Northern boundary of
the proposed road, thence
North 55 degrees 54 mln-
utes West 46.6 feet to the
Point of Beginning, In
Fractional Section 6,
Township 7 South, Range
1 West, Franklin County
Florida, as per plat re-
corded on page 570 of Of-
ficlal Records Book 95 of
the Public Records of
Franklin County, Florida,
with permanent right of In-
gress, egress and regress,
to, from and over said pro-
posed right of way and
said rock paved road in-
cluding a connecting
causeway to SR 370, said
Tract 7 fronting on Alliga-
tor Bay Beach and Lo-
cated on the Bay-Harbor
side of the Island type pen-
Insular now commonly
known as Alligator Point.

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 Disabllties
Act (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their
disabllties, need special
accommodation to particl-
pate In this proceeding
should contact the ADA
Coordinator at 33 Market
Street, Sulte 203, Apalachl-
cola, FL 32320 or Tele-
phone Volce/TDD (850)
653-8861 prior to such
proceeding.

Dated this 14th day of
April, 2009.

Marcla Johnson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Michele Maxwell
Deputy Clerk

Law Office of Marshall C.
Watson
1800 NW 49th Street,
Sulte 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33309
Telephone: (954)453-0365
Facsimile: (954)771-6052
Toll Free:1-800-441-2438
May 7, 14, 2009



2067T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
FRANKLIN COUNTY
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION


~J-toto~nss Commence at a concrete
1150 -Personals monument (marked
1160 Lost #4261) marking the North-
1170 Found east corner of Section 17,
Township 7 South, Range

a Florida, thence run South
1100 01 degrees 01 minutes 38
1 110 seconds West along the
East boundary of said Sec-
1842T tlon (as monumented) a
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT distance of 2820.33 feet to
OF CHILTON COUNTY a, concrete monument
ALABAMA (marked #4261), thence
leaving said East Section
LAKE MITCHELL. CON- boundaryrun North 80 de-
STRUCTION, INC., grees 05 minutes 16 sec-
PLAINTIFF, onds West 1746.47 feet,
thence run South 21 de-
V grees 59 minutes 08 sec-
onds West 324.13 feet to
COASTAL CONNEC- an Iron rod and cap
TIONS, LLC, and, JAMES (marked #7160) marking
R. PAYTON, Individually, the Northeast cornerof Lot
and STANTON WARD, In- 8, Block WA of Baywood
dividually. Estates, an unrecorded
DEFENDANT. subdivision said point also
marking the POINT OF BE-
Case No.: CV-2008-209 GINNING. From said
POINT OF BEGINNING
NOTICE OF COMPLAINT run South 21 degrees 59
minutes 45 seconds West
Stanton Ward, James R. 351.12 feet to an Iron rod
Payton, and Coastal Con- and cap (marked #7160),
nections, LLC, whose thence run North 71 de-
whereabouts are unknown grees 18 minutes 1 I sec-
must answer Lake Mitchell onds West 886.03 feet to
Construction, Inc. Com- an Iron rod and cap
plaint and other relief by (marked #7160) lying on
the 29th day of June, the Easterly right-of-way
2009, or, thereafter, a boundary of State Road
judgment by default may No: S-67, said point also
be rendered against lying on apoint ofcurve
hlimher In Case No. concave to the Westerly,
CV-2008-209 In the Circuit thence run Northeasterly
Court of Chilton County, along said Easterly
Alabama. right-of-way boundary and
said curve with a radius of
DONE this the 7th day of 2253.87 feet, through a
April, 2009. central angle of 00 de-
grees 41 minutes 11 sec-
Glenn McGriff onds for an arc distance of
CIRCUIT COURT CLERK 27.00 feet, chord being
MHLTON COUNTY, ALA- North 14 degrees 35 mln-
BAMAutes 02 seconds East
ALISA L.UPCHRCH27.00 feet to a concrete
ALIHA UCHUCHmonument (marked
(UPC009) #4261), thence Northeast-
ATTFORNEY FOR PLAIN- erly along said Easterly
TIFFright-of-way boundary and
POS TOFRICE BAOLXA A said curve with a radius of
CLANON, ALAAMA2253.87 feet, through a
35046 central angle of 01 de-
205-755-1300 grees 54 minutes 17 sec-
April 23, 30, 2009 onds for an arc distance of
May 7, 14, 2009 74.93 feet, chord being
North 13 degrees 40 mln-
utes 04 seconds East
1962T 74.92 feet to an Iron rod
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT and cap (marked #7160)
OF THE SECOND JUDI- thence leaving said East-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND erly right-of-way boundary
FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, and said curve run South
FLORIDA 69 degrees 38 minutes 41
seconds East 220.00 feet
APALACHICOLA STATE to an Iron rod and cap
BANK, a division of (marked #7160), thence
COASTAL COMMUNITY run North 60 degrees 58
BANK, a Florida banking minutes 52 seconds East
corporation, 1 45.25 feet to an Iron rod
Plaintiff, and cap (marked #7160)
thence run North 21 de-
vs. grees 59 minutes 08 sec-
onds East 100.00 feet to
RUBY J. LITTON and an Iron rod and cap
DANNY J. LITTON, Hus- (marked #7160), thence
band and Wife, run South 75 degrees 56
Defendants. minutes 50 seconds East
593.32 feet to the POINT
CASE NO.: 07-0295-CA OF BEGINNING. Contain-
NOTICE F JUDI IA s5.20 acres, more or
SALE PURSUANT TO
SECTION 45.031 0F THE The sale will be held on
FLORIDA STATUTES June 4, 2009, at 11:00
A.M. (Eastern Time) to the
TO WHOM IT MAY CON- highest and best bidder for
CERN: cash, at the front (West)
door of the Franklin
NOTICE IS HEREBY County Courthouse In Ap-
GIVEN that pursuant to the alachicola, Florida, In ac-
Final Judgment of Foreclo- cordance with Section
sure of Mortgage and 45.031 of the Florida Stat-
Ordering Sale as to Count utes. Any person claiming
I of Complaint entered on an Interest In the surplus
April 13, 2009, nunc pro from the sale, If any, other
tunc to March 23, 2009, In than the property owner as
Case Number 07-0295-CA of the date of the Ils pend-
of the Circuit Court of the ens must file a claim within
Second Judicial Circuit for 60 days after the sale.
Franklin County, Florida, In
which APALACHICOLA Dated this 16th day of
STATE BANK, a division of April, 2009.
COASTAL COMMUNITY


NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated the 25th day of Au-
gust, 2008, and entered In
Case No. 08-000066CA, of
the Circuit Court of the
2ND Judicial Circuit In and
for Franklin County, Flor-
Ida, wherein WELLS
FARGO BANK, NA AS
TRUSTEE Is the Plaintif
and STEVEN E. FLING
A/K/A STEVEN EDWARD
FLING: DEBORAH
DEBACK-WRIGHT: STE-
PHEN L. WRIGHT: UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF
STEVEN E. FLING A/K/A
STEVEN EDWARD FLING:
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 4th day of June, 2009,
the following described
property as set forth In
said Final Judgment, to
wit:

TRACT 7

Commence at the point of
Intersection of the East
boundary of Section 1,
Township 7 South, Range
2 West, with the Northern
boundary of Gulf Shore
Boulevard (State Road No.
370), said point being
marked by a concrete
monument and being the
Northeastern corner of
lands platted as Peninsular
Point, Unit No. 4, said plat
being of record In the Of-
flce of the Clerk of the Cir-
cult Court of Franklin
County Florida; from said
point run thence North 84
degrees 51 minutes West
40.16 feet along the North-
ern boundary of Gulf
Shore Boulevard to a point
marked by a concrete
monument and being the
Southeast corner of a lot
deeded by Peninsular
Point, Inc. a Florida corpo-
ration, as grantor to R. E.
Kestner of Leon County,
Florida as grantee, In De-
cember, 1949, said
Kestner property being a
strip of land approximately
100 feet In width extending
from the Northern bound-
ary of said Gulf Shore
Boulevard (State Road
370) North to the waters of
Alligator Bay, also known
as Alligator Harbor, and
being bounded on the
West by certain lands of
the State Board of Educa-
tlon of Florida, a public
coprato .f arState of
oratory), from the said
Southeast corner of the
said R. E. Kestner Property
deeded to R. E. Kestner
about December 1949, as
aforesaid, run thence due
North along the East
boundary of the said R. E.
Kestner property, and par-
allel to the East boundary
lne of Section 1, Township
7 South, Range 2 West, a
distance of 822.5 feet to a
point, thence run South 78
degrees 40 minutes East a
distance of 153.0 feet,
thence South 79 degrees
26 minutes East 534.5 feet,
thence South 74 degrees
39 minutes 30 seconds
East 711 feet to a point
marked by concrete monu-


Notice Is hereby given that
pursuant to a Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated
April 27, 2009, and entered
In Civil Case No.
08-000037-CA of the Cir-
cult Court of the Second
Judicial Circuit In and for
Franklin County, Florida
wherein BAYSIDE SAV-
INGS BANK Is the Plaintiff
and CHARLES P WIL-
SON, ANNIE MAE
WILSON, PAULA WEBB
and PAUL WILSON and
THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA SMALL BUSI-
NESS ADMINISTRATION
are the Defendants. I will
sell to the highest bidder
for cash at the front door
of the Franklin County
Courthouse, 33 Market St.
Apalachicola, Florida, at
11:00 a.m., EST on the
21st day of May, 2009, the
following described prop-
erty situated In Franklin
County, Florida and set
forth In the Order or Final
Judgment, to-wit;

Parcel 1:

A certain lot, tract or parcel
of land described by
metes and bounds as fol-
lows: begin at a point on
the South side of State
Highway Number Ten,
One Hundred (100) feet
West of the Intersection of
the Western, boundary lne
of a parcel of land de-
scribed In a deed from
J.M. Griffin and wife to
Gadsden Newell dated the
25thdayofNovemberA.D.
1944, recorded at pages
375-376 of Deed book
UJ.J." In the deed records
of Franklin County, Florida,
with the said South side of
State Highway Number
Ten, run thence South
along the West boundary
of a One Hundred (100)
foot parcel of land sold to
C,W. Randolph to St.
George Sound, thence
West along the Sound ap-
proximately Elghty (80)
feet where a lne parallel
with and Elghty (80) feet
from the said West bound-
ary of the Randolph tract
will Intersect the St,
George Sound, thence
North to said State High-
way number Ten, thence
East along the South
boundary of said State
Highway Number Ten
Eighty (80) feet to the point
of beginning. Said land
comprising a strip Elghty
(80) feet wide lying be-
tween said State Highway
and St. George Sound and
lying and being In Section
Eleven (11) of T9S, R8W In
the County of Franklin and
State of Florida

Parcel 2:

Commence at a point on
the North side of State
Road 30 which Is 650 feet
Easterly of a parcel of land
sold to Roy Griffin and Is
the East boundary of a
parcel of land sold to J.D.
Johnson described In
Deed Record "II Page
326; thence run South 200
;feet to the South right of
way lne of State Road 30;
thence run Easterly along
said South right of way lne
for 50 feet to the Point of
Beginning. Thence con-
tinue Easterly along the
South right of wary lne
100 feet more or less to a
point thence run South 52
feet more or less to the
waters of St. George


YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a
mortgage on the following
property In Franklin
County, Florida:

Lot 14 of Hidden Beaches
according to the plat
thereof as recorded In Plat
Book 8, Page 11, of the
public records of Franklin
County, Florida

has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, If any, to It
on Frank A. Baker,
Plaintiffs attorney, whose
address Is 4431 Lafayette
Street, Marianna, Florida,
32446, on or before May
22, 2009, and file the origl-
nal with the clerk of this
court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or Im-
mediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be en-
tered against you for the
relief demanded In the
complaint.

DATED this 20th day of
April, 2009.

HON.
MARCIA M. JOHNSON
As Clerk of the Court
By: Michele Maxwell
As Deputy Clerk
April30, May 7, 2009

NTOITCE OF
SHERIFF'S SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
IEON ETa pursusasnue t
the County Court of Frank-
Iln County Florida, on the
23rd day of March, 2009,
In the cause where First
Select, Inc. was plaintiff
said Stephnla Y Turrell was
dfn~dantinbengd Case N .
Skip Shiver, as Sheriff of
Franklin County, Florida,
have levied upon all the
ri ht, title and Interest of
the defendant Stephnla Y
Turrell In and to the follow-
wItgdescribed property,

2005 Volvo S80
Vin# YV1TS5921 51402033

Plus any and all contents
on or Inside the above de-
scribed vehicle Including
ke s when aplicable, as
the propertyaof the defend-
ant, Stephnla Y Turrell.

and on the 1st day of
June, 2009 at the Franklin
County Sheriff's Office. lo-
cated at 270 State Rd. 65
EstpoounFFI 1238 Fratnhke

so here after as spos
ble, I will offer for sale all of
the said defendant's
Stephnla Y Turrell right, ti-
tle and Interest In aforesaid
property at public outcry
and will IIl the same, sth-

cumtbracens antdh hg-
est and best bidder or bid-
ders for CASH, the pro-
ceeds to be plied as far
as may be to the payment
of costs and the satisfac-

srnbed e eutin Note:
accordance with the Amer-
Ican with Disabilities Act
persons with disabilities
needing special accom-


NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated the 25th day of Au-
gust, 2008 and entered In
Case No. 19-2008-CA-
0234, of the Circuit Court
of the 2ND Judicial Circuit
In and for Franklin County,
Florida, wherein WASH-
INGTON MUTUAL BANK,
FA Is the Plaintiff and KA-
REN BETH MILLENDER;
UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENE-
FICIARIES, DEVISEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHERS WHO
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
IN THE ESTATE OF
CLAUDE CRAWFORD
RICHARDS DECEASED:
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
BARBARA ELLEN MARTIN
ROMAN: UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF KAREN BETH
MILLENDER; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ROBERT B
ARNOLD: 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 OFCOURTHOUSE
at the Franklin County
Courthouse In Apalachl-
cola, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 4th day of June,
2009, the following de-
scribed property as set
forth In said Final

LOTS 3, 4, 5, AND 6,
BLOCK 3 (BLOCK 178 OF
OFFICIAL MAP OF CITY
OF CARRABELLE, DE-
CEMBER 1956)
KEOUGH'S FIRST ADDI-
TION, CITY OF
CARRABELLE, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF FRANK-
LIN 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 Disabllties
Act (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their
disabllties need special
accommodation to particl-
pate In this proceeding
should contact the ADA
Coordinator at 33 Market
Street,FS~ulte 230230 Apal cl

phone Volce/TDD (850)
653-8861 prior to such
proceeding.

Dated this 16th day of
April, 2009

Marcla Johnson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Terry E. Creamer
Deputy Clerk

Law Office of Marshall C.
Watson
1800 NW 49th Street
Sulte 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33309
Telephone: (954)453-0365
Facsimile: (954)771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
April 30, May 7, 2009


AU RA TARENOEFSCAGL-
IONE
Deceased

File Number: 09-00-15CP

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of Audra Maurine
Scaghlone, deceased
whose date of death was
COctonber CI 208, I e

Frakel D unty F ori a

d trsofewhicels 33 Ma -
ket tree, Site 03,Ap -
lachicola, Florida 32320.
The names and addresses
of the personal represent-
ative and the personal
representative's attorney
are set forth below.

All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this
notice Is required to be
served must file their

sIHN TwE L TER our3

TMM OHFSTH FRST PTUHBE
LOCATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE
NOTI ECOOPTHEOF THIS

All other creditors of the
decedent and other per-
smoansdsaymg cam edre e-
estate must flle their claims
with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERl-
ODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.

The date of the first publl-
cation of this Notice Is May
7, 2009

Personal Representative.
Stephanle M. Robbins
2657 G. Annapolls Road
#153
HnoversMD 2107P6esnl

Reuparesenta ierg
Fla. Bar No. 0365971
Amy Mason Collins
Fla. Bar No. 0044582
of the law firm of
Goldberg & Olive

TlhOssce, B olida5382317
Ieehoe ( 5)9 2-4000
May 7, 14, 2009
2114T
THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE SECOND JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT STATE OF FLOR-
IDA, IN AND FOR FRANK-
LIN COUNTY

BAYSIDE SAVINGS BANK
Plaintiff


GARY C. PANGUS, et al ,
Defendants.

Case No.
19-2008-CA-000590

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO:
GARY C. PANGUS, resl-
dnce duenaknownalllf ivees

tclaimmng Itr sta al

P NG d, andG aRI oth r
parties having or claiming
to have any right, title or
Interest In the property
herein described.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED, that
an action to foreclose a
mortgage on the following
property In Franklin
County, Florida:

Lots 1 and 2, In Block 208
of THE CITY OF APA-
LACHICOLA, Franklin

totuhne Maplorodlat threnof
now In common use.

has been filed against you
and yu are re ulred to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defense, sIfany, toI
LLP Plaintiffs attorneys
whose address Is PO. Box
143107, Miaml, Florida
33114 b0 cacisd em d e

file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintffs
attorneys or Immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a de-
fault will be entered
aais d u Ifor te rle
plaint

Dated on the 16th day of
April, 2009

Marcla M. Johnson

r:M chel eaxwell
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 (904) 875-8629 or write
to PO. Box 1649, Quln y
Florida 32853 at least c7)
days before the scheduled
proceeding. He will facill-
tate your attendance In ac-
sodac with t Amerl-
April 30, May 7, 2009


2066T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
FRANKLIN COUNTY
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO.: 08-000066CA

WELLS FARGO BANK, NA
AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,

VS.

STEVEN E. FLING A/K/A
STEVEN EDWARD FLING:


WASHINGTON
BANK, FA,
Plaintiff,


MUTUAL


VS.

KAREN BETH MIL-
LENDER; UNKNOWN
HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES,
DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHERS WHO MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST IN





Judgment of Foreclosure AFNJB1-4pol. Large
dated the 11th day of De- Free to travel. No experl- Sui
cember, 2008 and entered ence necessary. Pald Sui
In Case No. 2008 CA 5PeeMcoFbr w riig alnw tr rdtBgpiae
000357 of the CN uircuitl'gR eIcuigc now. Kelley West Coast. fenced backyard. Pet ok Buick Regal 1996 $495
Cout o te 2D udiia tR les $619 cludNecof EMR 888-297-2381 Ninl East Kltchen has frig, micro and RR gAEFRDown $2,995 Total 0%
Cirui i ad orFrnkinBoxes. Delivery available. 4100 -Help Wanted Coast: 866-680-9309 hot plate, $500/mo pluS 7100 -Homes Interest. Daylight Auto
County, Florida, wherein 222-7783 4130 Employment UllS.7110 Beach Home/ Financing 9am -9pm
WASHINGTON MUTUAL Information Post Office Now Hiringl 850 228 7942 Property 850-215-1769
BANK FAis he PainiffAvg. Pay $21/hour or $54K 7120 Commercial
an DKARREN KNOHMWN- anrnually Including Fedearal Southern Villas 7'3 D ndo/ ownhohuss
SPOUSE OF KAREN BETH 4100 Trainings V nations. PT/FT Apatmnt Wobil domr/ ots
MILLENDER; JOHN DOE; 7 PC BEDROOM Set: New1-6-4-36Acpng plcaos 770-werot
JANEDOE S UNNOWN Quee, doetaied daw-for 1, 2 & 3 Bdrms. HC 7180 -Investment
TENANT (S) IN POSSES- ers, solid wood $2400 & Non-HC accessible Property
SION OF THE SUBJECT value, must sell $999 unt.Rnalassac 7190 Out-of-TowNn
PROPERTY are defend- 425-8374. Delivery Availa- Isalto/anRearvaab.Cll80 720Ri h sttee
ants. I will sell to the high- ble 653-277 TDD/TY 711
ets andd bstO bder Nor I 19fleS Equal Hou ing 1 5 t -
at the Franklin County Communications, w o:DdeItei 00
Courthouse In Apalachl- 100 % Leather lving Rm The 8th largest cable -Automatic transmission,
colaFlorda, t 1100 am. St, Lietim Warantyon cmpan in te Unted EAL STAT FORRENT 612 air Senor oned 2,90
on the 18th day of June, Hardwood Frame. New still States and covering 6loo -Business/ Ba Pr t o S G org offer 850-628-4182 dlr
2009, the following de- In crate. $629 545-7112 over 23 states, has an Commercial BahPr t oS.Gog
scribed property as set Can deliver. Immediate opening In 6110 partments Rentals-Sales Island and St. James Bay
forth In said Final Judg- Mexico Beach FI for 6120 Beach Rentals Previously Bank Owned 3 5
ment, to wit: n t chn al experience nlo R o wnuse Vlsi -Bedc a styan t P ng ketr ue, Prles s i eha197 u
LOT 32, BLOCK 9, LAN- necessary. Performs In- 65 omana~e WntedSatn t$500 laeKaSpi 97 uo
ARK VILLAGE UNIT1, AC- $159 Queen brand name, stalls for cable and high 6170 -Mobile Home/Lot St. George call Counts Real Estate matic, or 5 speed. Excel-
CORDING TO THE PLAT mattress set, unused In speed Internet. Must 618 o-Dt-of-Townnentals Is dGroup at 850-249-3615. lent care and great gas
THEREOF, RECORDED IN sealed plastic with have a valid Driver's 11- 6100- Timeshare Rentals $6wkelcSalltmlag. $1,900 off
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 14A, warranty, 222-7783 cense. Mediacom offers 0200 -Vacation Rentals Garbageec Inceluded.po 850-628-4182 dlr
OF THE PUBLIC REC- Delivery Available. competitive pay and table. 12 X65' deck with
ORDS OF FRANKLIN great benefits along Beautiful view. Call 7150
COUNTY FLORIDA with advancement 6 008-5314
opportunities. For Im-
ANYPERON LAIINGmediate consideration, FrLae* *Mercury Cougar 1997 Au-
AN NTRELST IN~ THE Can p Bed pleas viit or wbsit Commercial *1 acre north of east point, tomatic transmission, Air,
SLREP,L AFNR MOT R Bran dN wln box. $129 careers.mediacomcc. Building |a 6 30 mg68 P~a~gehell, F 0we21j0 f
THAN THE PROPERTY 850-545-7112 com Approx 1100 sq ft. Carrabelle 53768 f 502-42 i
OWNER AS OF THE DATE Equal Opportunity Available 05/01/0g 3 BR, 2 BA Unfurnished, North Historic District 5th
OF THE LIS PENDENS Employer CreofHy9&12hWDDWH&ADck Stet building lot.
MUSTFIL A CAIMWeb d #3402115 Street 850-653-9788 Poolside. Covered boat $65,000. 60 X100. Corner
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER pakn.6+ Months. lot. Brokers protected. Call
THE SALE. Cmlt 5PCSldAVAILABLE NOW. For ap- 404-218-0077
In accordance with the tald Ddrro ems. rawd P oprttie oI, 8 -96.Cal
Americanstent wih isbiite
Act (ADA), disabled per- 5 37 $599 Can deliver A get poruty For Rent Space available Lanark Village it
sons who, because o thi aw ealts y pouttelrgetu for small business or of- 1 br, 1 ba, Renovated/ fur- WANTED Greater Apa-
dsabilitie, neuedo speial vacatiyon h renalcom- flce. Utllties Included. nished end unit, new kitch lachicola Area: % 1 acre
accmmoabl t io, n to specatcl- panyon Seta Georg I- Dwtw itrcAa n ah il ot odd aatpre
pate iodtn thi parolcin land.W offt eor agreat lachicola. 29 Ave. E. lease $495/mo+ dep., no suitable for single family Mercury Topaz 1992
shoul con tairctteADAn bend.efitspacage to (upstairs) For Info call smoking, pet considered. Home, Flood Zone X, ac- $395 Down $2,995 Total
Coordinator at 33 Market E nterta nm~entSEVLCRN/V fultm mlye. Carol 850-653-3871 (850) 653-3838 cess road and electric 10% Interest Daylight
Stree, SuLt 3203 Apalach- Stl ntebx 9, w Front Desk Clerk available. 727-515-8537 Auto Financing 2816
oe ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ w n Dtse 7omtheebds$ ynrrntaToeHa-98m W 215-1769,
attached bookcase, and at 1 br, 1 ba Efficiency, In Dunes, Cape San Blas,
Dated this 28th day of separate printer stand. 3cmue at 123 West GulfBeach Apalachicola, quiet, 2blks Port St. Joe ,Fl. 6mo min- Eastpoint, 706 CC Land
April, 2009. pc set for $50, also a Drive St. George Island, from boat ramp, deck, AC, Imum term, 3 br, 3 ba, Ex- Rd, 3 br, 2 ba, DW at-
Sauder coptrcr, FI32328 pet OK, $600/mo + first, cellent condition, custom tached carport w/ utility
Marcla Johnson $40. Call 670-8776 last & deposit. Call furnishings and decor, room, back porch, room Toyota Corolla 1992
Cy ler o hel Cirui Cur .. 850-697-5000. Complete PC, printer, workshop with covered $495 DOWN $2,995 To-
By: ichee Mxwel -. Other homes avall. wireless hardware set-up sidewalk and extra stall, on tal 0% Interest Daylight
Deputy Clerk410 1R1Aucaefr avatlble Reenterr fsraendd $16ac'eM hatandsedry. Auto Fnanc215-812761
Law Office of Marshall C. PUB TABLE & POTL&G\TJB nished apartment with bal- $1,100 mo. Call bring offers. 850-879-6496 9am-9pm
Watson upholstered chairs, solid POTL&GVTJB cony, downtown Apalachl- 850-425-8505
1800 NW 49th Street, wood. New In crate. List INFO FOR SALE? cola. claw tub, satellite,
Sulte 120 $1200, Take $425 (can de- TV, WIFI Lease $800
F30rt uderdale,, Florida lver) 222-9879 C aution """3-8801electri. Cal 14
Telephone: (954)453-0365 oo NV hv p tr dsic Clw Il
I rsmie 1 8 oru 7EVR ine t Furnished Loft Apt Irn hj m : -
May 7, 14, 2009 Solid Wood, 3 pc, Coffee feea rpsa osf 11t0e0sf thrigh eceilndgsde 1 rhos UT MR
$1542S5 3New Inox.arantseee contact th +7s5 dep 8063-038m8. h 1 i0 -ii 011ble
SThe Federal Trade 850-615-0058 8120 Sports Utility Vehicles | 8 2
Commission Hegitage Villas : '""lk
Is America s consumer Aprm ns1, 2, & 3, br sise cmmeci
TWIN Mattress Set $125. protection agency Apalachicola, FL. 8160 Motorcycles
we e ALL NEW with warranty. Acep ing 3Apdplications Call 850-643-7740. 8170 -At us ries Cey Bae 97
PETS ANIA LS 54-71 wnft7c Fo obsms & Non HC accessible 2 br, 2 ba house, In Apa- 8210 -Boats Automatic trans, alr, Ilke
units. Some rental assis- lachicola, Newly remod- 8220 Personal Watercraft new $3,800/ offer Call
210- Pt: Free to A public service tance may be available. eled, 6 mth lease, $725 s2oot& Marine 806848 l
Good Home32 0msaerothFT Hud Vouchers ac- mo. Call 653-8074 Sple
u10- amApC als/ Sweatmore Strawberry a hifeddewtse n Id 77 c teDTCT 85 653 3 br, 2 ba, On The Aie
210-s/I ves ock nch Open Dail We8aml Department Eq~u Houu ing Clarrabell of er.$ Grad9 83 Camopers &Trailers 8 1
Wanted plk$osit. 850-545-8813 2 'SitPer
use no Insecticides IllA MNSRTV .2'SitPer
850-722-4819 I'YASSIUSTANT-' Lpnprk Villpge Carrabelle 3 br, 1 ba, Dory

|~~s 2100 besstante t f ie 2 br, 1 ba unsed w/ monl r1 r didst 810r eckom nn
2 Male ferrets, under 1 yr | 3 6 on St. George Island. w/d utilltles Included. 404-266-0067 ceptional classic St. Pierre
old, Comes w/ 2 story RealEstateLicensenot $700/mo, RemodeledNice Dory with cabin. The effl-
cage, $400 for everything. ONLINEdbuau corner lot850-697-22200r Lanark Village 5 br, 3.5 clent hull cruises at 7-9
Very loving, will not bite PHARMACY teelmtved 850-509-3535 ba, Large home w/ great koswt rcial
Call 850-653-6137 Gulf view Large lot $1,10 new 33 hp Mitsubishl Delft
Buy Soma, Ultram, and have basic copue g** monthly 545-8813 diesel engine. This boat Is
Toy oodle, Male, CKC p WD IA yr Floricet, $71.99/ 90Q~ty skills. Benefits include Lanark Village, 1 b thought to have been built
reg ~$07 st0 rey dsialt %C PR IC S N E Rs urane otm al 5 / / In 2)00s tr2001lIn Washa

coor, $33U3Very small II 4B11885828 Shimmening Sands g. .. ...,g MeioBahTF r Buick Regal 1994 $495 f me Glebn dwtwth62" p ns
Trl-drugstore.0rg 85-2-66 r Ianark Village, furnished House, Very nice, all appll- Do ClTaA ro nmi ai.Pc
emailresume' to polrch,Cent0al alr, so eend Wanc s$7ano P tcat Financing 9am -9pm t av Me00 oC II
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3100 Antiques S slntg fr alaonc Laundry Facility on Site Very large, clean, bright. *4 99
3110 Appliances Free Deliveryl Water & Sewage Included in rent Washer, dryer, stove, ref rigerator )499
32 ris & Crafts 1-800-211-9594 x88 *1 Central Heating & Ai included. $700 per month + All Welded, AllAluminum
3140 -Baby Items*WidwCvrnsPode 0t
also Building Supplies Wanted, Franklin Co. ~On SoeiteM nas em ient SOuit epst.Prsns
31600 Business Auto tags 1911-17, Paying BOA SHOWnaeetseuiydeoi.Pesns
317 -Cui mest ,50 9u3 Als FI I.t~a41 Rental Assistance Available need to be quiet, clean andFR.&S T
oe r 193,197-154 StrtngIncomebRes actions Apiety FOSponsible. Bonifay Fotida
3200 Firewood w/ 59 pay $50 each. Jeff CraeeCoeAt (850)653-1240 or (850)670-1211 wwxrmidsre~o
3210 Free Pass it On Francis, 727-345-6627 807 ray A e. #3 Carable FL 232wwttemidutie.o
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Sound; thence run West- of the staff reports) must
erly along the waters of St. be requested In order to
George Sound 100 feet remain advised of further
more or less to a point proceedings and any pub-
South of the Point of Be- 110 hearing date. Substan-
glnning; thence run North tlally affected persons are
30 feet more or less to the entitled to request an ad-
Southern right of way lne ministrative hearing re-
of S.R. 30 and the Point of garding the proposed
Beginning. agency action by submit-
Being apart of original Lot codag wto erepqrueis ac-
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right-of-way boundary of CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
Old State Road No. 10 and
the West right-of-way FLRIAN ONY
boundary of Bayview CIVIL DIVISION
Drive, In S11, T9S, R8W,
Franklin County, Florida' AURORA LOAN SER-
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feet, thence run South SION OF THE SUBJEC-
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monument, thence con- FORECLOSURE SALE
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of U.S. Highway No. 98 for Jdmn fFrcoue
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83001 57" East 83.75 feet to TESBETPO-
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North 00032'42 West 93.59FRN STP OF
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thence run South 89030 51,, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
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righ-ofway ounary2009, the following de-
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of an acre, +/-.
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THEREOF APPEARING IN
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SALE, IF ANY, OTHER ODHOU AR
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OF TE LI PENENSANY PERSON CLAIMING
WUT EDYAS LTA AN INTEREST IN THE
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Thursday, May 7, 2009


B8 | The Times


Local


The Painted Bunting Obsery-
er Team project at the University
of North Carolina Wilmington
needs your assistance with these
brightly colored migratory birds.
The team is looking for vol-
unteers to help with research in
Florida to develop strategies to
bring the bird populations up to
healthy and sustainable levels.
"Unfortunately, painted bun-
ting populations are declining,"
said Dr. Jamie Rotenberg, or-
nithologist in the Department
of Environmental Studies at
UNCW.
The decline might be because
of increased coastal development
and new agricultural practices,
both of which clear shrub-scrub
brush vital to breeding birds, said
Mike Delany, biologist with the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission's (FWC) Wild-
life Research Lab in Gainesville.
In North Carolina and Florida,
painted buntings typically breed
in a narrow range along coasts
and waterways. In South Caro-
lina and Georgia, the birds also
favor the coast but breed well
inland in low-country shrub and


land and suburban-rural land-
scapes," said Rotenberg. "We
want to know if there are differ-
ences in how males and females
use feeders and how important
these backyard feeders are as
a food resource. Ultimately, we
want to find out why the species
is in decline and do something
about it."
Since painted buntings read-
ily visit backyard bird feeders,
volunteers can easily participate
in gathering data that can aid in
comparing populations breeding
in suburban, rural and natural
habitats, from the coast to more
inland areas.
Last year, Rotenberg and his
colleagues had more than 7,000
data hits to their Web site, www.
paintedbuntings.org from volun-
teers in the Carolinas, and the
team captured and banded more
than 500 painted buntings. The
banded birds allow the team to
learn about migration, life span,
survival rate, reproductive suc-
cess and population growth, as
well as the behavior of individual
birds.
"When we began, most of our


volunteers wanted to know if the
same birds were returning to
their feeders every year," said
Rotenberg. "With the bands, our
volunteers can actually identify
individual birds and know if the
same ones are visiting."
"We put four colored bands on
each painted bunting. That color
combination is unique to that indi-
vidual bird," said Laurel Barnhill,
bird conservation coordinator for
the South Carolina Department
of Natural Resources. "This al-
lows observers to identify and
distinguish a particular painted
hunting from all the rest."
Each painted bunting receives
three predetermined colors and
one silver hand with inscribed
numbers. This silver band is a
federal band from the U.S. Bird
Banding Laboratory. The bands
are easily viewed with binocu-
lars.
To become a Painted Bunting
Observer Team volunteer or to
learn more about the project,
please sign up at www.painted-
buntings.org, or e-mail the proj-
ect coordinator at phot.mnsea
ncmail.net.


Pajuged Bunjug


young pine stands. As coastal
habitats continue to be devel-
oped and as more inland shrub is
cleared, these beautiful birds are
losing their homes.
In Florida, the team wants to
recruit an active group of volun-
teers who can make observations


and collect data at backyard bird
feeders and help band and moni-
tor buntings.
"We hope to determine the
abundance and distribution of
painted buntings at backyard
feeders and to detect population
patterns across the coastal-in-


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