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Thursday, JUNE 11, 2009 www.apalachtimes.com 50(

Submerged bridge pilings a hidden hazard

ApolachKtOla State Bank unveils new bank plans

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VOL. 124 ISSUE 7

Red, Whbte
and Roux

By Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer
The construction company
that built St. George Island
bridge is expected to return to
the county this week to remove
hidden pilings that commercial
fishermen say have damaged
several of their boats.
When Boh Brothers, New Or-
leans's largest construction firm,
built the new Bryant Grady Pat-
ton Bridge to St. George Island
in 2004, under a state contract
worth more than $70 million, they

were also tasked with removing
the old one, all but the two fishing
piers left on either end.
The job called for removing
the upper portion of the piers
supporting the central portion
of the old bridge and remove all
But fishermen say they didn't
complete the job, after several
of their boats were damaged by
submerged pilings.
At the March 17 county com-
mission meeting, oysterman
Darren Turner, of Eastpoint,
described a dangerous incident

in which his boat nearly hit one
of the pilings. He said that rebar
from pilings was visible above
the water at low tide.
Commissioner Smokey Par-
rish said if a commercial shrimp-
ing vessel struck the debris, "it
could be an environmental disas-
At that meeting, the commis-
sion voted to write a letter to the
Florida Department of Transpor-
tation asking them to instruct
Boh Brothers to remove the rest
of the debris from the old bridge.
In a telephone interview this

week, Commissioner Bevin Put-
nal said he did not believe the pil-
ings were actually in the channel,
but were positioned immediately
to the north and south of it.
"They (Boh Brothers) were
supposed to remove all of the
debris from the old bridge. I be-
lieve they decided it was easier
to cut them off. We've been try-
ing for three years to get them
removed," he said. "I talk to boys
every day who run into it. One
knocked a hole in his oyster boat
and had to shove an oyster sack
in it just to make it in to shore.

Sooner or later somebody's go-
ing to get hurt."
Steve Binak, of the Florida De-
partment of Transportation, said
DOT placed buoys on two known
piers. He said the DOT had writ-
ten to Boh Brothers ordering
them to remove the debris.
Binak said Boh Brothers told
DOT it had hired a marine con-
struction firm to solve the prob-
lem. A spokesman for Boh Broth-
ers declined to comment on the
marine construction firm.


By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor
The Apalachicola State Bank
has unveiled plans for a new
bank, to rise by next spring on
the site of the old one at Avenue
E and Market Street.
Both the city's planning and
zoning board, and city commis-
sion, have given preliminary ap-
proval to plans for the two-sto-
ry, 6.400-square-foot structure,
designed in keeping with the
turn-of-the-century look of the
earliest version of the bank.
With a red brick exterior,
and two-story-high arched win-

dows on the Avenue E front, the
bank's architects, Bozarth and
Associates, out of Panama City,
have created a design that met
with widespread approval by
city officials.
General contractor for the
project is GAC, also out of Pana-
ma City. They have said the en-
tire structure, expected to be-
gin in the middle of the month,
can be done in eight months,
which would mean completion
by spring 2010.
The bank, a division of
Coastal Community Bank, was


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By Lois Swoboda
Times StaffWriter

Computer glitches and
alleged leaks have led to
several disputes for Car-
rabelle's water and sewer
department but computer-
ized records are helping
verify which complaints
are based in reality.
The department has
experienced some billing
problems recently, City
Clerk Keisha Smith told
city commissioners June 4,
and has taken steps rang-
ing from purchasing new
water meters to changing
their bookkeeping program
to try and correct the er-
Several customers of
the water department have
protested bills with mixed
On May 7, Ernest Burg-
er, a part-time resident, ap-
peared at the city commis-
sion meeting to contest an
unusually large water bill
from his last six months of
absence and the late fees
accumulated on it.
The commission or-
dered him to pay the bill but
removed the late fees. The
bill had been returned sev-
eral times by the post office
so it had not been delivered
in a timely fashion.
The board removed
the entire monthly sewer
charges, and half the water
charges, for Don Davis be-
cause his usage was caused
by a leak that the computer
record showed he fixed im-
mediately after becoming
aware of it.
At the June 4 meet-
ing, Water Commissioner
James Brown asked for

Other customers had re-
ceived sewer bills despite
the fact they had no sewer
Smith said she believed
the improperly issued bills
were the result of a glitch
in a new computer billing
program. She said nobody
has paid a bill that was im-
properly issued.

Rohrs challenges
Water bill
At the same meeting,
Barbara Rohrs, former

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The annual meeting of
the Apalachicola Area His-
torical Society will be held at
11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June
13 at the home of Lynn and
Bill Spohrer at 127 Avenue B,
at the corner of 10th Street.
Bill Spohrer, society pres-
ident, will call the meeting
to order promptly and an-
nounce that only those per-
sons whose dues are up-to-
date may vote in the election
and participate in the picnic
after the meeting. Time will
be granted for those who
wish to approach the trea-
surer, David Adlerstein, and
pay $10 annual dues.
First item of new busi-
ness will be the report of
the Nomination Committee,
composed of Ruth Young,
Kristin Anderson and Mark
Friedman, which will pres-
ent its slate of recommend-
ed candidates for officers
and directors.
Other nominations may
be made from the floor. All
members will then vote for
officers and directors.

The Articles of Incorpo-
ration of the state that "all
officers shall be elected an-
nually by a majority vote of
the membership present
and voting at the annual
After the meeting an
outdoor picnic lunch will be
served, weather permitting.
Otherwise we will move the
picnic inside. Arrangements
already have been made for
food and drink so there is no
need for members to bring
There is a swimming pool
at the hosts' home, so any-
one wishing to use it should
bring a swimming suit.
Everyone is invited to
participate in this annual
meeting and the picnic so
long as they pay the mem-
bership dues.
As a courtesy, please e-
mail b.spohrereyahoo.com
or call 653-4321 to share how
many people plan to attend
the meeting so the Spohrers
can provide adequate food
and drink for the picnic.

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Apalachicola Parks and
Recreation has partnered with
Project Impact for a fun filled
Summer Camp, beginning
Monday, June 15.
Kids from K-12 are
welcomed free of charge for
activities such as basketball,
swimming, creative arts,
dramatic arts (in collaboration
with Panhandle Players),
field trips (to such locales as
Wakulla Springs, Mary Brogan
Museum, Panama Gymnastics
Plus Center, St. George Island,
Mission San Luis Living
History Center) and hands on
reading, math, and science
activities, including a trip to
the Apalachicola National
Estuarine Research Center,
In addition, there will be
special programs for teens,
including a "Club Teens Only"
game room and computer
center. Donations of comfy

furniture, video games, and
board games are welcome.
Anyone interested in
volunteering to help out at the
new teen center can contact
Project Impact at 653-1325.
"We hope to be able to
open the center on Friday and
Saturday evenings during the
summer months to provide
safe and supervised activities
for teens such as pool, table
tennis, computer games, and
music," said Coordinator Faye
Project Impact has
completed this year's after
school program at ABC School,
Franklin County School, and the
new City Community Complex
at the former Apalachicola
High School.
Summer programs will start
at each of the three sites June
15 and run Mondays through
Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30

p.m. through July 30. There
will be a break between the two
summer sessions, from July 3
to 10.
Johnson said she projects
summer enrollment at the
ABC School of 100 per day, at
the Apalachicola Community
Complex of 40 per day and at
the Franklin County School of
50 per day.
The consolidated school site
will provide credit recovery and
intensive academic tutoring
as well as recreation for high
school students.
In her report to the city
June 2, Johnson said Project
Impact has expended $98,500
to date of the $344,200 grant,
and expects to spend $150,850
on the summer program.
Enrollment is available
online at www.priectimpactfes.
org or call 653-1325 for more

Sculptor Leslie Coon will be among the artists who will lend
their services to this summer's Project Impact summer camp,
beginning June 15.

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The Carrabelle Branch of
the Franklin County Public
Library will be hosting Wii
Games for youth ages 5 to
12 every other Wednesday.
On the Wednesdays without
Wii Games, the library
will be showing feature
length movies on a large
screen, from 9 to 11 a.m.
The Carrabelle Branch has
not forgotten the adults,
which will have lhe same

other Thursdays, and
movies too.
For more information call
the Carolyn Sparks, Branch
Manager, at 697-2366.
The "Be Creative @ Your
Library" six-week summer
reading program begins
Friday, June 19, at the
Carrabelle and Eastpoint
branch libraries. Youth
ages 5 to 12 are invited to

participate from 10 a.m. to
noon. The program begins
with great artists, great
books, and lots of fun!
The Friends of the
Franklin County Public
Library, monthly meeting
will be held Wednesday,
June 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the
Eastpoint Library. The
meeting will include an
update on the new library
bildin rojecttnT~he public
The Library Advisory
Board's monthly meeting
will be held at the Carrabelle
Branch on Thursday, June
18 at 5:30 p.m, the public is
For further information
about any of the library
programs or project, contact
the Eastpoint Library at
670-8151 or the Carrabelle
Library at 697-2366.

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Letters to the EDITOR

Central sewer putting cart
before the horse?
This is a personal letter not
representing any organization.
The latest news is that the
county commission "believes that
six months is sufficient time for it to
gather the information it needs to
make a decision" about the possible
need for central sewer in the St.
George Island business district,
according to a letter the county
attorney sent last week to Gene
Brown's representative in the Public
Service Commission application.
Yet the initial plan to get "the
information it needs" is based
on a water and soil testing study
that doesn't distinguish between
human and animal waste. In other
words, no matter what the results,
the study proposed won't tell us
whether overflowing septic systems
are oellyatchee problem, as opposed
The commissioners deserve
some credit for finally slowing the
mad rush to allow Gene Brown to
build a central sewer system but
how much have they really slowed
There's no turning back once
a permit to issue a wastewater
system is issued, yet now we have
an artificial six-month timeline to
answer questions from all sides.
In fact, tests exist to show

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Q. Why is the Clerkc's
Offee charging so much to
~fle foreclosure papers?
A. Effective Monday,
June 1, 2009, the Legislature
has imposed significant .
increases for filing fees
and service charges to CE
fund Judges and Court
Administration, as CIRCU
recommended by Florida's ar'ci
Chief Judges and the Florida
Bar Association. While the Clerk's
Office is required by law to collect
the additional fees, they do not
benefit your Clerk's Office. In fact,
some of the money the Clerk was
receiving has been reduced. Clerks
were united throughout the state in
their opposition of the legislation,
and I, along with many other clerks,
communicated that message to our
legislators and Governor Crist. Our
message wasn't accepted. I'm very
concerned that the public's access
to the court system may be limited
as a result of law changes.
If a foreclosure case is filed and
the value of the property is over
$50,000 but less than $250,000, the
filing fee is up from $300 to $905.
The Clerk receives $115 of that total
(less than before), the courts will
receive $685, and the balance goes
to other state trust funds and the
State General Revenue fund. If a


foreclosure case is filed and
the value of the property is
$250,000 or more, the filing
.fee is up from $300 to $1,905.
Again, the Clerk receives
,.$115 of that total. The courts
will receive $1,685, and the
FTEbalance goes to other state
trust funds and the State
COURT General Revenue fund.
nsn In addition, on
foreclosure cases, should a
cross-claim, counter-claim, counter-
petition, or third-party complaint be
filed, the Clerk must collect huge
additional fees from the filers based
on the value. These fees of $900 and
$1,900 are mostly distributed to the
courts, with $295 of each going to
State General Revenue fund, the
balance to the Courts, and nothing
to the Clerk.
In case you didn't know, probate
fees also increased effective June
1. An additional $115 fee was added
that will be distributed to the
courts. The only good news I can
relate is that effective Wednesday,
July 1, the filing fee in County Court
for tenant evictions will be reduced
from $270 to $185.
Clerks' budgets on court-related
functions will now go through the
Legislative Appropriations Process
even though we are constitutional,
county elected officials. Our

budgets were cut in the middle of a
year, the fees we get were reduced,
and we now have to pay for jury
expenses instead of the state. To
top it off, if Clerks don't collect the
money authorized in our budget
authority, the money won't be
allocated to us. All monies collected
above our budget authority go to
the State.
It appears to me the court was
very slick in deciding to collect
fees from foreclosures and probate
-two legal procedures that are
pretty much required filings. I do
wonder what future decisions will
be made once foreclosure filings
are depleted.
There are other aspects of
legislation that affect the Clerk's
Office which are too numerous to
try to explain in this column. As
always, your Clerk's Office will
continue providing the very best
service possible to the public they

If you have any questions or
comments about this column,
please forward them to: Marcia
Johnson, Clerkc of the Court,
33 Market Street, Ste. 203,
Apalachicola, FL 32320, or by email
to: mmjohnsone~franklinclerkc.com.
Visit the Clerkc's website at: www.

Another World
War II veteran
has died, and
"The Greatest
Generation" is
slipping away from
us quickly on a
daily basis. That
historical chapter

be of help to his
country, and so he
was sent to Iwo
Jima and Tarawa,
Saipan, Wake
Island, Bataan,
Tinian, Okinawa
and Guadalcanal to
help win "the war
to end all wars."
He nearly died

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fades into our past,
and the majority M
of people alive
today have no personal
knowledge or recollection
of those terrible years that
divided our worlds.
We have recorded
memories of course, made
available by technology
and families who want
to keep loved ones alive
for generations to come.
We have books and CDs,
television programs and
Tom Brokaw, who helped
to memorialize and better
define those soldiers within
their days of battles. Did
you read "The Greatest
Generation Speaks?"
Did you ever watch
"Bridge on the River Kwai,
The Enemy Below or The
Flying Leathernecks?"
Have you seen "The
Longest Day, Stalag 17
or Saving Private Ryan?"
Did the sights and sounds
of the stirring "Victory
at Sea" swell in your
gut as the ships drove
forward through stormy
ocean waters toward
unknown challenges and
battles? Were you cozy
and comfortable in your
recliner while these films
played out their horror
Wartime has been
documented from the
European to South Pacific
fronts, and we can see
the history of those days
in our local museum,
libraries, video stores and
televisions. But have we
really learned anything
from those veterans who
fought "the war to end
all wars" on behalf of the
loved ones they left behind
to "keep the home fires
burning?" What did the
patriotism and sacrifice
of those wartime soldiers
really mean to those who
were born long after their
times of service?
I was privileged
to grow up in a time
when honor, truth and
loyalty were virtues well
demonstrated by my own
father's actions. Although
he and my mother had a
young child, his sense of
duty and patriotism were
so real that he bravely
volunteered for the Marine
Corps. He was in his in his
mid-thirties, well beyond
the traditional age of most
others called into service.
ill e f It his destruction

of fever in a Pacific
hospital, and came home
to my mother gaunt and
changed. He brought
home some pictures of
dead Japanese soldiers on
a runway he had built, and
silent memories of friends
dying in his arms. But
even more than that, he
brought home a renewed
sense of strength and
I didn't understand
what war really meant
then. I was a little child and
thought there was no one
more handsome than my
Daddy in his uniform. But
it wasn't until the very last
years of my father's life
that he was able to share
some of those life-changing
experiences. Sadly, it was
not with me, but only with
other veterans he met in
the retirement community
where he lived his final
years. They were Army
and Navy and Marines
represented, and they
grew close over those
elderly years of wartime
tales. My dad talked more
about being a Marine in
those last few years than
I had ever heard him tell.
He often wore a Marine
cap over his balding head
with pride; he always
said he lost his hair in
the Philippines under his
helmet during the war! His
Marine cap sat atop his
coffin at his final service.
We had "Taps" played for
him. It seemed a fitting
goodbye at his end. He
had begun his life as an
honorable man of great
integrity. The Marines just
kept up with him!
As Attended the
memorial service for
another Pacific theater
Marine veteran last
weekend, the haunting
"Taps" was played again
and full dress Marines
presented the folded
flag with the traditional
words; "On behalf of the
President of the United
States, the Commandant
of the Marine Corps, and
a grateful nation, please
accept this flag as a symbol
of our appreciation for
your loved one's service to
Country and Corps."
I cried then, for this
departed veteran who


Editor's Note: The
following is the text of the
keynote address given at
the June 4 Frankclin County
High School graduation by
2nd. Lt. Derek Brown, a 2005
Apalachicola High School

It's an honor to be here to

an affirmation that the
members of this county,
school system and close-knit
community have you set to
succeed in your future. I'll
offer you lessons from my
experiences, good stories,
and wisdom passed on to
me by others. So sit back,

world renowned scholars in history,
mathematics, science, world
politics, and others. Guest speakers
included President George W
Bush, Secretary of Defense Robert
Gates, LTG(R) Hal Moore, whom
Mel Gibson played in "We Were
Soldiers," Gen. David Patreaus,
US Olympic gold winner and Duke
basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski,
along with many other distinguished
members of government, business,
and society. And it is from all of
these great people that I have
learned life lessons which I will
attempt to pass on to you.
The recurring theme in many
of these lectures was about the
individual and the power each of us
has to influence the world around
us. I've learned it's up to you to
guide your life and its course and
never someone else. Graduating
high school is your first step to send
your life in the right direction but its
completion is the first time that you
set the course for what is to follow.
I choose to spend four years of my
life at the opposite end of the United
States, in a climate with snow, which
is not at all what it's cracked up to
be, with people more than happy to
yell at me at the top of their lungs
and tell me how pathetic I was. The
result was four years of top tier
education, greater maturity, and one
hell of a good story.
As I sat at my high school
graduation, I remember thinking




relaxa, and enjoy 4-years in
less than 10 minutes. During this, I
must say that I agree with British
nobleman Lord Birkett where "I do
not object to people looking at their
watches when I am speaking. But
I strongly object when they start
shaking them to make certain that
they are still going."
To give you an overview of my
experiences in the last four years,
I attended college with students
from all 50 states, and 19 other
countries to include Afghanistan,
Belize, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Korea,
Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and
Tunisia. I've traveled to Australia,
Vietnam, Russia, Hawaii, and 16
other states. I took an average
of 22 hours per semester while,
competing in competitive sports
every semester, volunteering with
many charitable organizations,
and completed military training
on the weekends and summers. I
was taught by instructors who had
earned a master's degree, multiple
master's degrees, or a doctorate.
All had either been deployed to
Iraq or Afghanistan, attended top
tier universities, or made valuable
contributions to society.
We listened to lectures from

deliver the commencement address
to the Class of 2009. First, I want to
congratulate all of you graduates.
I know it is a great feeling of pride
and accomplishment for you and
your families. It's a feeling never
matched again because it is partly
about you, and partly about the
people who trudged through it by
your side. You have completed
13 years of school, something 20
percent of the people around the
world don't have an opportunity
to accomplish, and 30 percent of
the students in the United States
choose not to complete. More
impressive than that, is knowing
that you willingly listened to
teachers, coaches, and principals
lecture, preach, criticize, and mostly
ramble about every subject known
to man. And for that, you are not
envied, but congratulated.
It was only four years ago that
I was sitting there in your shoes
thinking what would lie ahead.
I never would have thought two
weeks after graduating college I
would deliver a commencement
address. But life is full of surprises
and great opportunities such as
this. My accomplishments are

whether samples of fecal material
come from human sources or not.
Wouldn't it make sense to ask that
question first, then home in on
areas where we know humans are
causing the problem?
Some say doing the more
advanced test is too expensive.
Too expensive for what to
protect Apalachicola Bay and St.
George Island? That seems like a
contradiction in terms.
State and federal agencies should
find the money to let the county do
all the best studies it needs, with no

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months and I needed therapy. I left
the beauty shop and went straight
to Apalachicola Physical Therapy
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I am here to tell you that the
citizens of Franklin County should
feel very fortunate to have Tom
Brocato and his staff available to
them. I have never had therapy like
this. In the two months that I was
in this wonderful community which
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clinic health care in the field of physical
ce spoke therapy and podiatry services. You
rapist Have The Best Around. A special
going Thank You to Tom Brocato and Dr.

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A few hours ago, I got
a call from a friend in
Carrabelle. It seems that he
and his wife have cultivated
blackberries, and I was "
invited over to share the .
largesse. Writing about
gathering food does have its
rewards. I'm thinking that
picking in a cultivated garden
might reduce the chance
encounter with a rattlesnake.
I will still dress appropriately
and carry a big stick.
Two of my students, Tomilee
Dowden and William Sapp,
responded to my blackberry
jones with a full quart jar of
freshly picked berries. We pulled
into the school parking lot at
the same time. They made their
way quickly over to me to make
the presentation. The jar was
tied with a ribbon, and they had

attached a tongue-
in-cheek poem full of
grammatical errors.
I cried.
Then Iwent home
and thought about
the highest and
best use of my gift.
I mixed the berries
with sugar, flour and
lemon juice. I ladled
the mixture into
individual souffl6

Plum (loquat) trees produced
very little this year. My pear tree
had a few blossoms, but no pears
have appeared. The squirrels get
all of the figs. I just don't have
the energy to fight for the fruit.
Even my kumquat tree didn't
provide the way it has in years
Mama said that the site of my
house was a dump in years past.
Maybe my plants do fine until
they reach a toxic underbelly. I'll
think about that another day.
In the meantime, I will
plan my raised beds. I am so
entranced by the community
garden in Apalachicola in the
city square behind Chesnut
Street Cemetery, I often take a
detour by there on my way home
just to see the burst of flowers
and vegetables.
A cynical friend remarked,

"Won't the crackheads just steal
all the crops?" My reply was
that I didn't see a downside
here. Eating home-grown food
would have to improve the
I think this is quite a
marvelous trend. Have you ever
eaten corn cooked immediately
after it was picked or enjoyed a
fresh tomato sandwich over the
sink? Think about fried chicken,
fresh field peas, potato salad and
homemade pickles.
I'm starting to think that this
recession/depression might get
us back to the roots of some
really good eating.

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

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outstanding garden. They only
asked that I spell their names
correctly in the paper. I can just
imagine their smiles as they
dropped off my gift. They have
my sincere thanks.
I'm not much of a gardener. I
have a few herbs in containers
in the backyard. My Japanese

dishes. I topped the berries with
a paper-thin slice of lemon. Then
I cut out rounds of pastry to fit
over the top. I ate mine warm
with a dousing of evaporated
milk no heavy cream in the
house. It was heaven on a spoon.
Willis and Harrette Kennedy
dropped off a beautiful bag of
squash yellow crookneck and
pattypan. Willis is known for his

burned, and later razed, after Joseph
Mixon rammed a seafood truck into
the side of it last November in an ap-
parent suicide attempt. Last month he
was sentenced to three years in state
prison on charges stemming from the
Donnie Gay, senior vice president
with the bank, said insurance will cover
the cost of the rebuild, expected to run
upwards of $2 million.
Gay said the bank will re-use the orig-
inal bank vault door, salvaged from the
debris, but won't be able to re-use the
century-old bricks in a structural role.
"We can't use them on the exterior
of the bank but we will use them in the
courtyard and other areas," he said. "we

gave them (the city) quite a bit of leeway.
We're allowing P & Z to go and pick out
the brick we're going to use. We want to
be sure it's historically relevant to down-
town," Gay said.
A courtyard has been added to the
site, in the area between the bank, the
drive-through lanes and the adjacent
soda fountain.
There are now four drive-through
lanes, with three for personal banking,
and a fourth featuring an automated
teller machine on an island by itself.
The night deposit, formerly on the Av-
enue E outer wall, will be moved to the
drive-through, so customers don't have


chair of the now defunct Lanark Village
water and sewer board, contested a more
than $300 past-due water bill for a rental
property she and her husband own in La-
"Because the renter (Bobbie Young)
was a personal friend of my husband's,
we did not collect a deposit on this prop-
erty," said Rohrs. She said the renter
should be responsible for the bill.
Rohrs said prior to Young residing
in the house, water use there had been
about 10,000 gallons per month, but shot
up to 46,000 gallons a month with Young
living there.
"I have never paid a water bill late,"
she said.
commissioner Richard Sands took is-

sue with that assertion. "Don't you real-
ize we have these records on the comput-
er?" he asked. "You had a balance past
due on this account before Young moved
into the house."
Sands said he spent several hours
researching the matter and Rohrs had
been late with water payments on 59 oc-
casions in the past.
Rohrs later stormed from the room,
grumbling, "I should have known nobody
would listen to me fairly."
Smith said Rohrs had owed $262 in
water and sewer fees when Young moved
into the house, but now she has only $93
past due from that earlier amount.

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Local Mitigation Strategy Task

Force Meeting Scheduled


For Immediate Release

Date: June 4, 2009

Public Notice is hereby given that the Franklin County Local Mitigation
Strategy (LMS) Task Force will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, June
16, 2009 at the Franklin County Emergency Operations Center located
at 28 Airport Rd Apalachicola at 1:00 PM. The purpose of this meeting
is to organize the Local Mitigation Strategy Task Force in preparation
for the annual update and begin working on the re-submittal of the Local
Mitigation Strategy for Frankhin County.

Franklin County in coordination with the City ofApalachicola, the City of
Carrabelle, the LMS Task Force and various members of the community
developed a Local Mitigation Strategy in 1999. An update to the plan
was issued to bring the Local Mitigation Strategy into compliance with
the local hazard mitigation requirements of Section 322 of the Disaster
Mitigation Act of 2000. The plan update was approved by FEMA in
2004. The current Local Mitigation Strategy approval will expire in
2010. The Local Mitigation Strategy is a plan developed with input from
the community, business and industry and local government to guide
and promote hazard mitigation activities in Franklin County. Actions
include planning to reduce or eliminate long-term risks to people and
property, the environment and financial investments and to manage
post-disaster recovery. The plan must be updated and reviewed annually
and re-submitted in total every five years to address the federal guidance
promulgated as a result of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.

Franklin County Emergency Management is requesting the participation
of members of the public as well as community and business leaders to
help review and implement the LMS. While Emergency Management
will coordinate the plan, it is anticipated that there will be three LMS
Task Force meetings to be held within the next several months to review
the plan and provide input on projects and priorities.

If there are any questions or comments regarding this meeting, please
contact Emergency Management at 850/653-8977 # 3. Written comments
can be mailed to: 28 Airport Rd, Apalachicola FI 32320

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The following is a list of the re-
cipie~nts of scholarships awarded
at the Ju~ne 4 Franklin. County
High School commencement.
Franklin County Schools Schol-
arship Trust: Derek Salyer and
Isiah Buzbee
Apalachicola Bay Chamber of
Commerce Scholarship: Paige Mlo-
Apalachicola/Carrabelle Times
Scholarship: Andre MlcQueen
Blake Thomason Business-
men's Scholarship: Patrick Jones
Boys and Girls Club Scholar-
ship: Chelsea Soderholm and Jami
Charles Glendora Lockley
Scholarship: Quanteka Croom and
RyAnna Lockley
Coastal Community State Bank
Scholarship: Khrystal Davis and
Paige Mloses
D.W. Wilson/Seahawk Booster
Club Scholarships: Khrystal Da-
vis, Quanteka Croom and Jeremy
Eastpoint Church of God Front-
line Scholarship: Brittany Hun-
Florida A & MI University Schol-
arship: Zachary Ward and Cheree
Florida Seafood Festival Schol-
arship: Tevin Ray, Paige Mloses,
Chelsea Soderholm and Angela
Forgotten Coast Builders Asso-
ciation Scholarship: Tevin Ray

Parrish Johnson
Philaco Woman's Club Scholar-
ship: Angela Ochala and Chelsea
Franklin County School Board
Scholarships: Derek Salyer, Erica
Davis, Andre MlcQueen and Jared
The Sylvester Williams Scholar-
ship: RyAnna Lockley
Take Stock in Children Scholar-
ship: Angela Ochala and Chelsea
Yent Family Mlemorial Scholar-
ship: Cheree Whiddon and Zachary
Gulf Coast Community College
Scholarship: Alana Hutchins and
Steven Babb
Gulf Coast Community College
Foundation Scholarship: Parrish
Gulf Coast Community College
Jose Mliguel Dosal Scholarship:
Paige Mloses
Daytona State College Athletic
Scholarship: DeShaun Winfield
Patrick Henry Community Col-
lege Athletic Scholarship: Jeremy
James and Zan Simmons
Concordia College Athletic
Scholarship: Quanteka Croom
University of West Florida
Scholarship: Erica Davis
Financial Service Center of
Florida Scholarship: Tomilee
Florida Girls State Scholarship:
Angela Ochala

BANK from page AS
to leave their cars.
Inside the bank will be four
teller stations, plus two serving
the drive-through, same as be-
fore. But the lobby will be more
expansive, with a two-story-high
loft ceiling.
All offices will now have win-
dows, Gay said, with an outdoor
balcony, overlooking the river,
atop the roof extending out over
the drive-through lanes.
The bank will sit back from Av-
enue E more than did before, and
the floor will be level, not sloping
as before. As a result, steps will
be added to the Avenue E en-
Gay said the bank will retain
as a parking lot the four city lots
between Water and Commerce
streets that it owns, and where
the trailer now sits which has
handled transactions ever since
the bank was destroyed.
"We have more transactions
there, more people using that
trailer, than any of our other 10
offices," he said'
The rebuilding process "has
been a little slow and our cus-
tomers have been very patient,"
said Gay. "But there's always
something good that comes out
of something bad."

Lynn Wilson Spohrer, left, presents an art scholarship to
musician Tevin Ray.

Franklin County Democratic
Women's Scholarship: RyAnna
Franklin County Teachers As-
sociation Scholarship: Brittany
Smith, Zan Simmons and Antonio
Friends of the Reserve Scholar-
ships: Angela Ochala, Paige Mloses,
Tevin Ray, Cheree Whiddon, Zach-
ary Ward and Parrish Johnson
H'COLA Scholarship: Jeremy
James, Grace O'Neal and Patrick
Jacobie O'Neal Mlemorial Schol-
arship: Charles Goggins
KFC Scholarship: Tomilee

Linda Jefferson Educational
Scholarship: Charles Goggins and
Ashley Mlyers
Love Center School of the Arts
Scholarship: RyAnna Lockley, An-
tonio Sanders, Quanteka Croom
and Zan Simmons
Lynn Wilson Spohrer Art Schol-
arship: Tevin Ray and Jacob Lee
Loretta Taylor Scholarship:
Paige Mloses
Franklin/Gulf Retired Educa-
tors' Association Mlartha Kersey
Memorial Scholarship: Tomilee
The New Life Church Scholar-
ship: Tevin Ray
Pam Nobles Studio Scholarship:

memories that will never end," bespoke the
evening's sentiments, amplified by the play-
ing of the class song "World's Greatest," by
R. Kelley.
Remarks were then made by salutato-
rian Angela Ochala, and co-valedictorians
Zachary Ward and Cheree Whiddon. Each
graduated with highest honors, for having
earned a 3.75 or better grade point average.
Highlighting the graduation ceremony
was a keynote address (See page 4A) from
Army 2nd Lt. Derek Brown, a 2005 Apala-
chicola High School grad who last month
became the first county resident in 60 years
to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy
at West Point.
Following the awarding of scholarships
(see sidebar), Principal George Oehlert pro-
claimed the status of graduates and each
was presented their diplomas, followed by
a handshake from School Board Chairman
Jimmy Gander and the turning of their tas-
sel by Superintendent Nina Marks.
Graduating with high honors, for earning
a 3.5 or better grade point, were Erika Davis,

Jami Giametta, Sarah Hadsock, Derek Salyer,
Desiree Trest and Elodie Ward.
Graduating with honors, for earning a 3.0 or
better grade point, were Mliranda Banks, Jamie
Daniels, Tomilee Dowden, Charles Goggins, Pa-
ndiia Goln NcolaakH wett Aana Hchins,
Queen, Paige Mloses, Tevin Ray, Chelsea Soder-
holm, Katrisha Washington and Whitley Wilson.
Other graduates include Gene Anderson,
Steven Babb, Kevin Beasley, Brandi Benton,
Heather Benton, Jarrod Bergstrom, Hannah
Boatwright, Karah Busby, Isiah Buzbee, Quan-
teka Croom, Cheyenne Cruson, Khrystal Davis,
Lloyd Davis Jr., Bradley Douglas, Bobby Gar-
rett, Bri'anna Gordon, Arielle Griffin, Andrew
Gurganus, Bo Hardman, Kristina Hartsfield,
Brittany Hunnings, Jeremy James, Alexan-
der Jetton, Patrick Johnson, Patrick Jones
Miles King, Brandon Lashley, Jacob Lee, TJ.
Lemieux, Shelby Lipscomb, Vincent Litton
RyAnna Lockley, Dakota Mlassey, Jared Mlock,
Ashley Mlyers, Grace O'Neal, Kristen Parmele,
Christopher Sanders, Antonio Sanders Jr., Mlar-
ty Shirley, Alexander Simmons, Brittney Smith,
Shane Stratton, Asenath Thomas, A.J. Williams,
Jr., Richard Williams and Deshaun Winfield.


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at his practice in Bristol. Monica is currently
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The Apalachicola Bay and River Keeper, Inc. d/b/a Apalachicola Riverkeeper, a Florida not-
for-profit corporation, requests proposals for landscape design, excavation, construction of a
breakwater, grading and erosion control in conjunction with a shoreline restoration project at
Indian Creek Park, North Bayshore Drive, Eastpoint FL.

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

1. Shoreline Restoration Area Provide a landscape design, cost estimate for plants and
oversight of planting, and/or;
2. Park Area Provide a landscape design, cost estimate for plants and oversight of
planting, and/or;
3. Excavate fill and place in berm or haul to landfill and/or;
4. Transport rock from St. George Island to Indian Creek Park, construct a breakwater,
5. Grade site, and install erosion control.

Each proposal shall describe the method the contractor will use to complete the project.
Quotes for one, two, three, four or five 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

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 Tuesday, June 30th, 2009. All proposals shall be sealed and marked on the outside of
the envelope with the statement "Request for Proposals for FRANKLIN COUNTY INDIAN

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 pre-bid informational
meeting will be held Thursday, June 25th, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. ET at Indian Creek Park in
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The proposals shall be opened at the Apalachicola Riverkeeper office on Wednesday, July 1st,
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Thursday, June 11, 2009


KELLY from page A4

was father of my friend, for
my own beloved father, and
for all those soldiers who had
battled for our freedoms over
hundreds of years. And I cried
too for the absence of the
integrity and truth my father
held dear in his own life, and
gave his children as well. My
father was an honest man in all
his dealings with friends and
strangers. His business ethics
were unshakable. His word was
his bond and all who knew him
respected that.
His promises were upheld
and he treated everyone
with the same dignity and
honor he expected in return.
Corruption and dishonesty
were unacceptable to him. Even
though he lived in a state with a

terrible political reputation for
leaders and subordinates, and
headed a business notorious for
payoffs, he refused to accept the
platitude excuse that "It is OK to
do it because everyone is doing
it." He was generous, thoughtful
and caring to all. But more than
just demonstrating the outward
symbols, he attended church
frequently and practiced the
meaningful faith of his youth. He
lived his beliefs and moral code,
unlike many of today's public
churchgoing hypocrites who
attend on Sunday but openly lie,
cheat and steal from Monday
through Saturday.
My father nearly gave his life
in wartime, as did my brother-
in-law. They were brave men
both, but much of their courage

came from their personal
convictions and heartfelt beliefs
in the democracy of the country
where loved ones waited for
them to safely return. But in last
weekend's memorial service,
I also cried for the tarnishing
of the ideals and honor that
both drove and supported my
father's life. Today, too many
have dedicated themselves to
self-enrichment, self-interest
and self-promotion. The values
of hard work, education and
honesty suffer in the society
around us. We see corrupt
public officials, many of whom
seem only to be interested
in the "what's in it for me"
theory of government. Such
public tragedy exists at all
levels now, when money will

buy environmental permits,
elections and promote the good
of the few.
Integrity? Ethics? Respect
for just laws, for others, for self"
We see instead an educational
wasteland, elections bought
and sold, Ponzi schemes,
institutional, political and moral
bankruptcy and perhaps even
the beginning of the end of our
culture and nation. Growing
children wonder why they
should do right and be honest
because they see that "nice guys
do finish last." We see society
trying to destroy itself from
within; never mind terrorists or
outside aggressors!
As I left the memorial
service in that museum
building designed in tribute

to those who fought for the
country they held dear, I
wept for more than the loss
of another veteran. I cried for
the loss of values and honor
that most veterans held dear.
They fought and died for their
country as well as for the safety
and protection of their loved
ones back home. Those soldiers
and veterans held high respect
for the ideals of their country
and fought to make a better
place for their children and
How tragic it must be
for them to see what their
descendants have done to the
democracy they tried to protect.

Mel Kelly currently resides in

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about two things. Now
that I've finished, what
do I really want to do and
what should I do. Two very
important questions which
should be seemingly easy
to answer but you can't
figure out where to begin.
Sometimes you just don't
know what you really want.
I didn't really know what I
wanted. I knew I wanted to
go to college and figured
I'd pick a major once I got
there. I finally did pick
a major after freshman
year only to change it
after first semester junior
year. Uncertainty can be a
great thing. It means the
possibilities are vast and
all options are available,
but it means more you
have to think about and
sort through. It's certainly
better than the alternative.
But in your uncertainty,
I want to strongly
encourage you to attend
college at whatever level
your life's ambitions and
opportunities take you.
Education is growth not
only to know more but
also to be more. Further
education broadens
your perspectives to life
- It exposes you to new
cultures, new ideas, new
outlooks on life, and most
importantly, new people,
New people turn into new
friends and these new
friends will help guide you
through every part of life
just as those to your left
and right have already.
Let me dispel the
rumor that you are at an
educational disadvantage
in college coming from
Franklin County. I
remember being most
worried about looking like
an idiot in front of all of
those smart people before
my first semester. It felt

like some students in my
classes had completed
more Advanced Placement
classes than people in my
graduating class. But they
did no better in class than
I did even if I'd never taken
the subject before. It's like
anything else in life, if you
are willing to work harder,
you will set yourself apart.
It's all about internal drive
and not what you know.
Success is 10 percent
inspiration, and 90 percent
In spite of all your hard
work and preparation,
you will fail at something.
There will be at least
one subject you can't
comprehend or theory that
just doesn't make sense.
For me it was physics and
thermodynamics. I never
made better than a C on
any of the tests or quizzes.
It didn't matter how much
time I spent studying
or working practice
problems, I just couldn't
understand the material.
I knew the equations and
what the answer should
be, but never could get any
of my answers to make
sense. I remember our
second physics test, there
was one question that I
found impossible. Here is
the description:
A 150 kg elephant is
launched off a ramp that is
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and B what horizontal
distance did the elephant
finally come to complete
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The Franklin County District School Board provides various services addressing the needs of
public school students related to the enhancement of their educational opportunities. Service
providers interested in contracting with the School Board to provide those services are invited to
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state and federal laws, rules, and regulations applicable to the type of service provided, and shall
document the delivery of services in accordance with School Board requirements.
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An Eastpoint boat sales and
repair firm said Seaward Con-
struction of Norfolk, Virginia had
contacted them seeking to rent
a barge to use to remove the pil-
A spokesman for Seaward Con-
struction refused to comment on
whether his firm had been hired
to do the work.
The repairs will come too late
for some boaters.
Jeff Warren, of Wefings Ma-
rine Supply, said he had seen two
boats damaged by the pilings.
One watercraft, a 20-foot Scout,
had a draft of only 18 inches.
Shrimper Bobby Buffkin, of
Carrabelle, hit a piling Saturday
evening. It sheared off a blade
on the propeller and shattered
the stuffing box of his boat, the
Tressie and Chance, named for
his children.
"I come from a long line of fish-
ermen and it's getting harder and
harder to make a living," he said.
"Things like this sure don't help.
I've been running that channel

he said.
Buffkin was able to save some
money on repairs by buying
a used propeller. He said Da-
vid Allen, of Dockside Marina,
had waived the customary $300
charge to take his boat out of the
"If it hadn't been for the grace
of this man, I would be out of busi-
ness," said Buffkin. "He pulled it
out for a mess of shrimp."
Allen said he knew of at least
six boats damaged by the pilings.
"The state didn't enforce the con-
tract and the contractor didn't do
the job. This is property damage,
but if somebody hits one in the
middle of the night, people could
drown," he said.
Tommie Speights, DOT
spokesman for District 3, said
Boh Brothers will be working to
remove the two marked pilings
this week.
"Then we (DOT) are going to
go in looking for more pilings and
mark them, to be removed at a
later date," he said.

In a later interview, Smith
said Young had never used
46,000 gallons in a month and,
in fact, never exceeded the
minimum usage. She said that
with the past due balance plus a
10 percent late fee, Young owed
the city $234.
"We could have charged Ms.
Rohrs for the entire amount,
but I was trying to be fair," she
Smith said recent billing er-
rors are the result of changes to
the billing codes when Lanark
Village joined Carrabelle's wa-
ter system, and glitches in the
newly implemented billing sys-
"We have the billing codes
pretty well worked out now,"
she said. "We'll just have to
work with the new system for a
while. When there's a problem,
most people will come in and
complain and if they're honest
we'll try to work with them."


Bobby Buffkin's propeller was badly damaged on Saturday
night when he struck a submerged piling near the St. George
IsI nd Bridange.
for 25 or 30 years and never had I would have lost everything. I
trouble until they put in that new had to keep three pumps running
bridge. overnight to keep it afloat. I had
"My boat only draws 4 feet of to have my crew sleep on it," he
water. I was supposed to be in said.
15 feet of water. I almost sunk. If "I was about in tears. I'm feed-
my bilge alarm hadn't gone off, ing three families off of this boat,"

to hear most" and take
too little time to work on
There are no mistakes in
life, only lessons. Lessons
are repeated in various
forms until we learn from
them. If we don't learn,

they only get harder. Listen
to every experience and
person, especially those that
live long, happy lives. Take
time and listen. Absorb
everything you possibly
can. They will teach you
years in only a few minutes

and reveal knowledge well
beyond your years.
Knowledge is power,
and power is the ability
you have to help others.
There is no greater feeling
on this Earth than doing
something for someone

else before yourself.
It's seems contrary to
everything the world has
told you, but service is
the best gift of life. It's not
about giving something
tangible. Service is about
the sacrifice one makes
in an attempt to alleviate
the sufferings of another,
taking time to console
the traumatized, and
listening to those who are
troubled. It's about being
that waiter or waitress
whom you look forward to
seeing when you go out to
eat, or that business clerk
who gets asked for advice,
that doctor that sits with
patients and talks about
family, that man in the
grocery store that helps
you to reach the items you
can't get to, or that random
stranger who just makes
your day better their own
special way. The small gifts
are what add up and make

you smile when you look in
the mirror.
Fortunately for you,
you have seen all of these
great examples around
you. They are your
parents, family, teachers,
neighbors and community
members. You grew up in
an environment of trust.
11tust for all of those you
meet. You've had manners
instilled in you and the
ability to make friends with
anyone. You know exactly
what southern hospitality
is and don't have to think
twice about extending
courtesies to others. When
you say things you mean
it, and you expect that of
others. Such examples are
the advantages our small
community gives you. Other
places across the states
are not so trusting and
hospitable. It will be noticed
by those who live around
you, both older and younger,

those that teach you, and
those you work with and it
will provide you advantages
beyond belief. Be thankful
for growing up with the
same friends for all 13
years. They know you better
than anyone else, and will
always tell you exactly what
you need to hear.
At the end of the day, it's
not about what happens
to us but what we do with
what happens. Until you
go out and do it, nothing is
accomplished. Leave every
day better than you found
it. Find time to talk to your
neighbor. Always be honest
and ready to listen. Always
help those that need helping
and heal those that need
healing. As you leave this
school, know that you have
the power to change this
world, even one person at
a time. Go out and conquer
the world, it's yours for the


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Apalachicola Carrabelle Eastpoint ISt. George Island
22 Avenue E 612 N Avenue A 5 Jefferson Street 1200 Franklin Blvd
653-8805 697-4500 670-8501 927-2561

Members of the two girls softball teams are honored. Team B consisted of Roxanna
Barahona, Coyer Causseaux, Victoria Coleman, Macey Hunt, Shameika Lake,
Madison Newell, Josie Turner, and Morgan Walker. Team A featured McKenzie
Register, Savannah Boone, Ashley Carroll, Christina Collins, Morgan Kelley, Gracyn
Kirvin, Marlyn Lee, Ally Millender, Haleigh Ming, Morgan Mock, Rebecca Prickett,
Whitney Vause and Devon Young. Winning the offensive award was Millender, left,
while defensive award went to Kelley, right; and most improved to Collins, second
from right; and Register, second from left. The coach's awards went to Prickett and

... coaches Matt
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a; plaque of
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wo. e enthusiasm.

Honored at the middle school sports banquet were the cheerleading
squad, coached by Stephanie Howze and parent volunteer Christy
Crosby. Cheerleaders included Candice Bright, Thadaisha Carr, Ashley
Carroll, Cynthia Duncan, Trianna Lockley, Morgan Martin, Haley
Mathes, Alex Simmons, Bria Walker and, above, from left, captain
Devon Young, co-captain Haleigh Ming, and captain Shelby Myers.

The football squad, --31 --~
coached by Bill Ray was ..
honored at the event. They -
included Brandon Barnes,
Mercury Bunyon, Bradley
Cardin, Alex Causey,
William Dalton, Chase j
Golden, Leonard Green,
Dwayne Griggs. Danny
Hernandez, Zach Howze,
Skyler Hutchinson, Christian -
Jones, Wesley Norred, -
Zachay Pitman, ason
Ray, LaDarius Rhodes and
Ryan Williamson. Winningard wr adn o

t idt fn let, Giers
and Hutchinson for best
offensive play.

By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor

Fans of fish flinging will
turn St. George Island's
beach into a cavalcade of
mullet aerodynamics this
Saturday, June 13.
The 18th annual
Mullet Toss will be held
beginning at 10 a.m. on the
beach behind the event's
sponsor, the Blue Parrot
Oceanfront Caf6.
A $10 donation gets
participants, be they
children, women or men,
an elegant tee shirt and
two mullet tosses. There
are plenty of prizes in each
of the three divisions, and
lots of fun to be had.
Blue Parrot owner
Steve Rash said all monies

raised will benefit the
Apalachicola Bay Charter
were stunned as a Navy
man upset local mullet
hurlers to take top prize
with a mammoth throw
of 157' on his last throw of
the final round.
Lt. Cmdr Ron Jenkins,
from Tallahassee, bested
local favorite Hunter
Bartley by three feet to win
the event, after Bartley
had thrown 158' to make
it into the toss-off of three
Stationed in Beaufort,
SC, Jenkins had just
finished school at the
University of Florida,
where he earned a
master's in construction

"It was my last chance.
It was like the bottom of
the ninth," said Jenkins,
on hand with his parents,
Joe and Dianne Jenkins,
and wife Andrea. "It
must have been a gust of
wind that helped me beat
The legendary Stan
Grant still holds the record
at more than 200'.
The 12-and-under
category was mastered by
a trio of Eastpoint boys,
led by Riley Brown, 10,
who threw it 87' to beat his
brother, Tyler Cash, by two
feet. Finishing third was
their friend, Ricky Smith
at 71'.
In the 12 to 16 age
group, Apalachicola's
Seth Rogers took home a
bike for throwing at fish

126', while Bo Rogers, of
Perry, was second at 116'
and Eric Schleier, of San
Antonio, TX was third at
Among the women, it
was no contest last year
as Laura Kinsey, from
Cairo, GA threw 92' for
the win and $200. Sonya
Burdulis, from Cape Cod,
MA, who was in town for
her brother's graduation,
threw it 79' for second
place, and Nicole Selly,
from St. George Island,
was third at 74'.
Jonathan Brown tried
again to win the $1,000
prize in the mechanized
division, but only propelled
the fish about 440' using his
PVC pipe and compressed
air. The record you have to
beat on Saturday is 539'.

Hunter Bart ey lets go with a throw of 158' to make it
into the 2008 Mullet Toss finals.

Being surrounded
by water, the Red Cross
"mission" is clear teach
everyone to swim.
The Central Panhandle
Chapter of the American
Red Cross intends to do
just that. The American
Red Cross has been the
leader in water safety
since 1914, and continues
that tradition today. Only
the American Red Cross

offers six comprehensive
levels of swimming that
teach participants how to
swim skillfully and safely.
Registrations for the
first session have already
ended, but we still have
three more to go! The
second session of this
year's swim program will
start on Tuesday, June 16,
but seats are filling up fast.
Lessons will be offered

either 'lI~esday though
Friday, or on Saturdays in
Gulf County starting July
11 for those that cannot
make the classes during
the week.
The Red Cross offers
lessons to everyone from
6 months through adult, in
a wide variety of different
levels from beginning
through fitness swimming.
For more information,

please call the local
chapter of the American
Red Cross at 763-6587, or
to register for classes in
Port St Joe, contact the St.
Joseph's Bay Country Club

American Red Cross
swim lessons are available
at the Mosley High School
pool and Cox pools.
Register by calling the

American Red Cross office
at (850) 763-6587, Gulf
Coast Community College
at 872-3832 or the Boys &
Girls Club at 763-3546 or






Get ready for Mullet Toss Saturday

American Red Cross offering Learn-to-Swim program

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SEAHAWKS SENDOFF 2009: Seniors Khrystal Davis, left, and Jami Giametta; light their candles
during the graduation ceremony. Above right, class president Brittany Michelle Smith
leads the procession of seniors presenting to parents the class flower, an orange rose.
Above left, senior Jacob Lee performs an original musical tribute to the class of 2009
at graduation. Middle, senior Jeremy James prepares for Superintendent Nina Marks to
turn his tassel. Top right, seniors Kevin Beasley, left, and Brandi Benton light their candles
during the graduation ceremony. Top left, senior Tomilee Dowden performs with the
Franklin County High School band prior to the graduation ceremony.



Class of 2009

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Taylor Ard born
Miranda and Timothy Ard would like to announce
the birth of their son, Taylor Keith Ard.
Taylor was born on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 at Tal-
lahassee Memorial Hospital at 5:37 a.m., weighing in
at 8 lbs. and 20.5 inches long.
Taylor's maternal grandparents are (Coach) Mark
and Ida Cooper Elliott. Maternal great-grandparents
are Charles and Mildred Cooper, and Adrienne and
the late Gene Elliott.
Paternal grandparents are Tami Paul, of Chuckey,
Tennessee, and the late Keith Ard, of Tallahassee.
Paternal great-grandparents are Dr. Carl and Faye
Daffin, and Harlan Ard, all of Tallahassee.
Taylor also has a loving aunt, Samantha Elliott,
and two proud Godparents, Carrie and Brett John-


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offers on DVDs a curricu-
lum to homeschoolers and
private Christian schools
throughout the world,
named for the cofounder
of the Pensacola academy,
Beka Horton.
To augment and tai-
lor the lessons as on-site
proctors, Kembro taught
Griner math and science,
and tutored her in key-
boarding. Richie White
taught her language arts,
history, and Spanish.
"It operates a lot the
same as homeschooling
and one the same lines as
a virtual school," Kembro
As a private school,
students do not take the
FCAT tests, but are as-
sessed by the Stanford
Achievement Test series,
the Stanford 10, through
the 11th grade. Tuition for
the high school is $250 a
It has been by design,
Kembro explained, to
keep the Christian school
small, especially at the
higher grades. "We're re-
ally strict about taking
transfer students at high-
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that transition," she said.

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ny, Griner and her family
celebrated her graduation
with a reception hosted
by Fellowship Baptist
Church and First Baptist
Church and attended by
a wonderful gathering of
family and friends.
The school began in
1984, and now has an en-
rollment of 60 students,
from pre-Kindergarten
through the 12th grade.
The school started out
by adding one additional
grade each year, but that
growth was not always
steady, Kembro said. "We
had a preschool for many
years, and then first and
second grades," she said.
"Several years we didn't
advance, and then we
grew, as student numbers
In 2006, the school
added a ninth grade, and
Griner continued on as
the first high schooler. A
rising senior is expected
to graduate next spring,
and four rising juniors will
graduate in 2011.
The school meets all
state requirements but
is not itself accredited,
instead operating as a
master DVD school under

the auspices of its parent
school, Pensacola Chris-
tian Academy, which is
accredited by the Florida
Association of Christian
Colleges and Schools.
As a Beka Academy,
the Pensacola program

Sweeter than flowers, and more special too, are a bride and groom
about to say I DO.
Cookie and Beth Dearinger, of Apalachicola, are pleased to an-
nounce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Courtney E. Dear-
inger, to Zachery E. McAnally.
He is the son of Earl and LaDale McAnally, of Carrabelle.
They will be married on Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 6 p.m. at Gully
Branch recreation area in Tate's Hell State Forest, on County Road
67, Carrabelle. The reception will follow at the C-Quarters in Car-
She is the granddaughter of David and Edwina Paul, and Leroy
and Katie Dearinger, of Apalachicola.
Zach is the grandson of Earl and Voncille McAnally, of Carrabelle,
and C.L. and Merle Odom, of Eastpoint.
All family and friends are invited.

Ja'Michael Lamar Miller turns 2 on
Friday, June 12, 2009.
He is the son of Maurice Miller and
Jacqueline Jones, of Apalachicola.
Grandparents are Patricia Jones, Rob-
ert Ward, Brenda Benjamin, and Carolyn
and Herburt Miller,
Great-grandmothers are Margie Kelly
and the late Pearlie Rochelle, and great-
great-grandmother Marie Rochelle.

Chandler Hatfield, a
fifth grade student in Mrs.
Audrey Gay's class at the
Franklin County Con-
solidated School, won the
state award for the fifth
grade essay contest spon-
sored by the Florida Re-
tired Educators Associa-
tion, "What My Grandpar-
ent or Grandparent Figure
Means to Me."
Chandler received a

$50 savings bond and a
$5 gift certificate from ei-
ther Burger King or Mc-
Donald's for winning the
contest at the local level
sponsored by the Frank-
lin/Gulf Retired Educators
He received a $200 say-
ings bond and a $25 check
for winning the FREA
state contest.
His essay was read at

the FREA State Confer-
ence in St. Petersburg
held May 27 to 29. Chan-
dler came to the F/GREA
meeting on Monday, June
8, with his father and
grandfather (his Paw Paw)
to read his essay to the
Congratulations to
Chandler, for his winning
essay, reprinted below:

My Paw Paw
Have you ever loved
someone so much that
enu woul d a e Pw fo
Paw. His name is Larry
William Hatfteld. We like
to fish, tell Bible stories,
and be tough. So let me tell
you about those things.
M/y Paw Paw and I like
togofishing together When
we Fsrst stop the boat and
put anchor; my Paw Paw
always says, "Let's see
who will catchysrst blood."
Then he says, "Let's see
ilf Chandler can whip me
now." Usually he wins, but
Hou have to admit he does
move fast for a 60-year-old
man. You can't find many
men like this, and when he
catches a bigger Ash than
me he says, "What do yah
say, oh yeah, what?"
Sometimes Paw Paw
sits down at the table and
tells me Bible stories. M/y
favorite is Moses. I like
him because he was a loy-
al disciple and he freed all
those Hebrews and made
the Ten Commandments.
Last, but not least, my
Paw Paw is tough. One
time we were offshore
fishing and my Paw Paw
caught a blue fish and he
stuck his fngers down the
blue fish's mouth and the

Bubba, a 3-month odbSbhaar Pei mix, arrived at
the Adoption Center a month ago. He is a sweet
and absolutely adorable little boy in need of 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.forgottenp~ets.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 hife of one more abandoned
dog or cat!

Appearing at the June
8 Franklin/Gulf Retired
Educators Association
meeting are, from left,
Larry W. Hatfield,
father of Larry Chandler
Hatfield, holding his
essay prize, and Larry
William Hatfield,
Chandler's Paw Paw.
blue fih bit my Paw Paw.
He did not even scream.
He said, "You little Devil"
and pulled its jaws open
and slung it over board.
He looked up and said
"ow" and smiled.
Another time, I caught
a nurse shark about as tall
as M~rs. Gay. He reached
down to cut the line and
the shark went crazy. He
calmed down and my Paw
Paw rubbed his back and
said "it's okay." Paw Paw
cut the line and the shark
flew off
M/y Paw Paw is not
mean. He is really gentle,
but he won't take any "fa
doodle" from anyone. So
that's what my Paw Paw
and I do. I know he loves
me as much as I love him.


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On Tuesday evening,
June 2, Virginia Ashley
Griner and the First Bap-
tist Christian School both
celebrated milestones in
their lives.
For Griner, and her
parents, Lynn and Ginny
Griner, it was the heartfelt
pride in earning a high
school diploma.
For the Apalachicola
school, it was the honor
of graduating the first stu-
dent in its 25-year history.
Griner spoke at the
ceremony, and received
scholarships, both from
Apalachicola Masonic
Lodge #76, and from the
school, towards continu-
ing her education at Gulf
Coast Community Col-
"We're excited that
she's the first graduate,
especially since it's our
anniversary," said Car-
line Kembro, principal
of the school, housed in
the church building at 46
Ninth Street.
Following the ceremo-

Ja'Michael Miller turns 2

Courtney Dearinger, Zachery McAnally to wed

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Hatfield's essay tops in state contest

Summertime activities

Got a letter from Tony Stallard last
week. You remember, he sent me a poem
he wrote about St. Marks, and I had it in
with my column. Tony and his wife will
be down in July. They really enjoy The
Times, especially my column and Denise
Roux's column.
Was waiting for you to walk through
the door for Bingo for the Bus last LANIARKNEEWS
Wednesday. Sorry, but we started without Jim Welsh
you. We were treated to a batch of Carol
Dietz's world-famous sugar cookies
- yum, yum! We had a fun evening, so maybe you will be
with us next month, July 1. Doors open at Chillas Hall at
5 p.m., bingo at 6:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!
After Mass Sunday, there was a reception in the
church hall for our favorite girl, Angela Ochala. She
graduated as salutatorian in the Class of 2009.
I couldn't be there as I was touring the Bixler
Emergency Center at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
I wish to thank the paramedics, the ER staff at Weems
and TMH and the attending doctors, and of course our
first responders.
Be kind to one another and check in on the sick and
Until next time, God Bless America, our troops, the
poor, homeless and hungry.

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Healing service first Tuesday each month-7 p.m.
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Pastor: Julie Stephens
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Healing Service every first Fridays of the Month at 6:30 p.m.
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The Times | B3

By Lois Swoboda
Times StaffWriter

The director of The Apalachee
Center says the Apalachicola fa-
cility, which offers psychiatric
services at affordable
rates to area residents,
could double the number
of clients they serve.
Kevin Kirby, a li-
censed clinical social
worker with a master's
from Florida State I
University, directs the KEVII
center, a subsidiary of
Apalachee Center, Inc, a private,
not-for-profit behavioral health-
care organization based in Tal-

He said the center, atl59 12th
St, next door to the county health
department, services about 60
patients but could handle twice
that many with its existing staff.
The center provides
evaluation, medication
and analysis for outpa-
tients with "severe and
pervasive mental illness."
The center offers psychi-
atric services, including
evaluation and medical
N KIRBY management, for people
receiving outpatient or
community support services.
Payment is accepted from
clients, most private insurance

companies, Preferred Provid-
er Organizations, CHAMPUS,
Medicare and Medicaid. Re-
quired co-payments apply to
some services and are based
upon insurance company cov-
erages and/or ability to pay (i.e.
sliding fee scale).
"One way that Franklin Coun-
ty is different from many other
places is that many people have
difficulties meeting for appoint-
ments or picking up medication,
In many cases we can help with
that by making home visits,"
Kirby said.
The center also offers case
management services to sup-
port self-directed recovery of pa-

tients and outpatient counseling
services including individual,
family and group therapy.
Kirby said the center can
provide temporary non-medi-
cal aid to clients who are having
employment or family stability
problems. The center also pro-
vides assessments and therapy
to inmates in the county jails.
In addition to Kirby and three
other full-time staff members,
the center shares a psychiatrist
and psychiatric nurse with sev-
eral other facilities, and employs
two counselors; both licensed
social workers, stationed at

"The economic downturn
places a strain on everybody,
not just the mentally ill. This is
all the more reason to be aware
of available community servic-
es. I would encourage anyone
who believes a friend or family
member is suffering from men-
tal health issues to seek help at
a resource they are comfortable
with," he said.
The Apalachee Center is open
from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday.
To inquire about services of-
fered by the Apalachee Center,
call them at 653-9744 or contact
new patient registration in Tal-
lahassee at 523-3308.


County's consolidated

Food Pantry
The Franklin CountY
Food Pantry is haPPY
to announce that the
recent US Mail Carrier
Food Drive was a
huge success, thanks
to the Mail Carriers
in Apalachicola and
Eastpoint. The tota
donation of food was
double the amount
of last year. These
donations helped the
Pantry in meeting the
ever-growing need
in our community,
which has increased
approximately 35 to
40percent (ami ies
Intese very di icul
economic times, the
citizens of Franklin
County, in their spirit of
helping others, deserve
a big "Thank You." To
all the Apalachicola
and Eastpoint Mail
Carriers, who
organized and
advertised the event;
collected the food and
unloaded their mail

r` -
Helping with the food drive, as part of the
Food Pantry's "Neighbors Helping Neighbors"
Program, are, from left, Lori Switzer, food pantry
coor inator; An y and Susan Ant keier, 00 d
pantry volunteers; and mail carrier George

trucks, your dedication
and hard work in
making this happen is
greatly appreciated.
We would also like
to thank Postmasters
Alan Ballas and Lionel
Bliss. We appreciate

your time and effort
in support for this
event. On behalf of the
Franklin County Food
Pantry participants,
thank you to everyone.
Franklin County Food Pontry



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SUNDAY: 8:00 AM 10:30 AM
SUNDAY 12:00 2:00 PM
MONDAY 11:00 AM 1:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 12:00 2:00 PM
THURSDAY 3:30 5:30 PM

Children finishing the 2008-09
school year in grades K3 through
6 are invited to take a thrilling ride
across the land down under with
LifeWay's Boomerang Express at
the First Baptist Church in Apala-
chicola next week.

The church, located at 46 Ninth
Street, will host its Vacation Bible
School beginning Monday, June 15
and ending Friday, June 19, from 6 to
8:30 p.m. nightly.
As kids wind their way across
Australia enjoying crafts, snacks,

and fun music, they'll discover the
vastness of God's love, and they'll
learn that no matter where they go
or what they do in life, it all comes
back to Jesus.
For more information, call the
church office at 653-9540.


Director says Apalachee Center 'underutilized'


Jazmine Rhodes
Thank you, thank
you, thank you,
to all of my family
and friends, and
all of the Franklin
County residents
who played a part
in the barbecue
event, for the many
donations and other
contributions you may
have made for the
support of my trip to
Washington, D.C.
in August for the Jr.
NYLC (Jr. National
Young Leaders
Conference) .
Iope I ave
not left out anyone,
b because everyone
is important to me.
Again, Thank You.
I am so excited to
have been given
this opportunity to
represent the citizens
of Leon and Franklin
Jazmine Rhodes
Chaires Elementary


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A $100 reward is being
offered for a red hearing
aid with clear plastic insert,
pictured above.
The hearing aid was lost
at Vrooman Park on Ball-
field #2 on Tuesday, May
' .
If you can help, call Beth
Moseley at 670-8246.

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call 653-8715.
The new Carrabelle History
Museum, at 106 B Street, SE
(Old City Hall) will be open from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn more
about local history. For more
info, call Tamara Allen at the
Carrabelle Historical Society

Saturday, June 13
The new Carrabelle History
Museum, at 106 B Street, SE
(Old City Hall) will be open from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info
contact Tamara Allen at 697-

MondayJune 15
Bingo at the Franklin County

Senior Center in Carrabelle.
Early bird at 6 p.m., regular
bingo at 7 p.m. Cards begin at
$4. Call 697-3760.
GED classes are offered at
the Franklin County School from
3 to 6 p.m. every week in Building
1100, Room 1105. Call 670-2800.

TUeSday June 16
The Franklin County
Commission will meet at 5
p.m. at the courthouse annex
in Apalachicola. For more info,
call 653-8861.
Apalachicola Community
Redevelopment Authority
will meet at 5 p.m. at the
Apalachicola Chamber of
Commerce. For more info, call

Apalachicola Community
Gardens will meet at 6 p.m. at
the Apalachicola Chamber of
Commerce. For more info, call
Breakfast at the Franklin
County Senior Center in
Carrabelle. Coffee at 7:30 a.m.,
moen at 8 a.m. 2 suggested
Bingo 7 p.m. St. George
Island Fire Dept. $1 / card.
Proceeds go to St. George
Island Civic Club. Call 927-

Wednesday June 17
Sea Oats Garden Club
will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the
Carrabelle branch of the

Franklin County Library. For
more info, call Arlene Oehler,
president, at 697-9790.
Apalachicola Traffic Safety
Team will meet at noon at City
Hall. For more info, call

Thursday, June 18
Apalachicola Community
Pride will meet at 6 p.m. at City
Hall. For more info, call 653-8715.
Wandering Star Quilting Club.
Chillas Hall Lanark Village. 1 to
3 p.m. Call Christine Hinton 697-
Community Luncheon and
Information Specials at the
Franklin County Senior Center
in Carrabelle. Noon. $3 donation.
Call 697-3760.

The Apalachicola Bay
which serves Apalachicola,

Eastpoint, St. George Island
and surrounding areas,
has elected a new board of

directors for the 2009-2010
fiscal year.
New to this year's board

are Beverly Hewitt, with the
Apalachicola Seafood Grill
and The Soda Fountain,

and Ginny Griner, human
resource director at Weems
Memorial Hospital.
term are Mark Friedman
with Roberson & Friedman,
PA, CPA and Farnsley
Financial Consultants;
Bud Hayes, with Cook
Insurance; Andrea Duval,
with Andrea's Nails; R.
Wayne Thomas, with R
W Thomas Construction;
Richard Laangford, with My
Caterer; Susan Bassett,
with Shimmering Sands
Realty; associate member
Ted Ruffner; Joe Taylor, with
Avenue E; Jerry Hall, with
the Apalachicola Seafood
Grill and the Soda Fountain;

Kristin Anderson, owner of
Paul Marxsen, of Marxsen
Accounting; Michael Shuler,
attorney with Shuler &
Shuler; and Diana Prickett,
owner and property
manager with Resort
Vacation Properties.
Friedman was elected
president this year. Shuler
was elected vice-president,
Anderson will serve as
secretary/historian and Hall
will continue as treasurer.
Beth Moseley, with Gulf
State Community Bank,
and Kara Landiss, with
Shimmering Sands Realty,
will be retiring from the
board as of July 1.

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Thursday, June 11
Community Luncheon and
Information Specials at the
Franklin County Senior Center
in Carrabelle. Noon. $3 donation.
Call 697-3760.
Franklin County School Board
Pe ial m tina at 6 p.m. a h
Learning Center in Eastpoint.
For more info, call 670-2810.
Wandering Star Quilting Club.
Chillas Hall Lanark Village. 1 to
3 p.m. Call Christine Hinton 697-

Friday June 12
Apalachicola History, Culture
and Arts board will meet at 8:30
a.m. at City Hall. For more info,

Apalachicola Chamber of Commerce selects new board of directors

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The new Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission field office on Timber Island is nearing
completion. The building, designed by Caldwell Associates of Pensacola, is being erected by
Culpepper Construction of Tallahassee at a cost of $787,000. With six offices, plus squad and training
rooms, the office will replace a 20-year-old double-wide trailer and serve the needs of field officers and
administrative staff in Gadsden, Leon, Liberty, Franklin, Wakulla and Jefferson counties. "This will be a
huge improvement over the space we're in now," said FWC Capt. Craig Duval.

To find the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times
from those given for APALACHICOLA:
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East Pass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27a
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The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners (Owner) is requesting proposals
from firms interested in entering into a long-term lease of a new commercial-use aircraft
paint facility at Apalachicola Regional Airport. The Owner is currently developing planS
for the facility and anticipates that the facility will be available for occupancy no later
than June 2010.

For additional information please contact Alan Pierce at (850) 653-9783, Ext. 161 or
email at Amy Ham-Kelly at amyh~fairpoint.net for a proposal packet and a copy of
concept plans and specifications for the building.

Sealed proposals shall be submitted to the following address no later that 4:00 P.M. local
time (EST) on Monday, July 6, 2009:

Franklin County Clerk of Court
Attn: Michael Moron'- Board Secretary
33 Market Street, Suite 203
Apalachicola, FL 32320
Alan Pierce- 850-653-9783, Ext. 161

Only ro osals received by this time will be considered. Pro osals shall clearly indicate
firm name and shall be clearly labeled "PROPOSAL-LEASE COMMERCIAL-USE


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Thursday, June 11, 2009


The Times | B5

Led by officers from
the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission's Division
of Law Enforcement, a
multi-agency detail worked
the annual "White 11tash
Bash" that occurs on Dog
Island on Memorial Day
The FWC's Lt. Charlie
Wood conducted the multi-
agency detail covering the
bash, which this year was
split between Dog Island
and Alligator Point.
'Twenty-one FWC
officers from six counties
- Franklin, Gadsden,
Gulf, Jefferson, Leon, and
Liberty participated,
along with six agents from
the Florida Division of
Alcoholic Beverage and
Tobacco, seven Florida
Highway Patrol troopers

and eight Franklin County
sheriff's deputies.
The results of the detail
were 113 vessels boarded,
656 public contacts made,
56 citations issued, 63
written warnings issued
and two arrests.
The violations included
boatingunderthe influence,
driving under the influence,
possession of alcoholic
beverages by underage
individuals, contributing
to the delinquency of a
minor, insufficient boating
safety equipment, expired
vessel registration,
excessive speed, driving
while license is suspended
or revoked, possession of
open alcoholic beverage
container in vehicle, and
failure to wear seathbelt.
One medical emergency
was reported.

The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FC) is
offering a free hunter safety
Internet-completion course
in Franklin County.
The course will be at the
Franklin County Sheriff's

Office, 270 N. State Road
65 in Eastpoint. Instruction
will take place from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June
27 and will include the
mandatory firing range
portion of the course.
Students must bring a

copy of the final report from
the computer portion of the
course to gain admittance.
An adult must
accompany children under
16 years of age at all times.
The FWC encourages
students to bring a pencil

and paper with them to take
The hunter safety course
is required for anyone born
on or after June 1, 1975, to
purchase a Florida hunting
license. The FWC course
satisfies hunter-safety

training requirements for all
Other states and Canadian
People interested in
attending this course can
register online and obtain

information about future
hunter safety classes at
or by calling the FWC's
regional office in Panama
City at 850-265-3676.

It's time to stop,
burglaries, break-ins, drug
dealing and vandalism.
A neighborhood watch
meeting will be held
Monday evening, June
15 at the Sixth Street

Recreation Center. The
meeting will be at 6 p.m.
An officer from the
Apalachicola Police
Department will be
present to discuss security
for your homes and how

to protect yourself and
your property. If you are
interested in taking part
in a neighborhood watch
program please come out
and help us to organize.
Is your neighborhood

ready to resist crime? Or
is it a target for criminal
activity? It's up to you.
It takes all of us working
For more information,
call 653-9755.

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The following report
is provided by the
Franklin County Sheriff's
Office. Arrests are made
by officers from the
following city, county, and
state law enforcement
agencies: Apalachicola
(APD), Carrabelle
(CPD), Florida Highway
Patrol (FHP), Franklin
County Sheriff's Office
(FCSO), Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC),
Florida Department of

Environmental Protection
(FDEP), Florida Division
of Insurance Fraud (DIF)
and Florida Department
of Agriculture and
Consumer Services
All defendants are
considered innocent until
proven guilty in a court
of law.

June 2
Charles R. Harrell, 68,
Carrabelle, aggravated

assault with a deadly
weapon (CPD)
Jesse J. Thompson, 25,
Lanark Village, failure to
appear (CPD)

George M. Gilbert, 35,
Apalachicola, disorderly
intoxication (FCSO)

June 5
Wendy M. Smith, 35,
Eastpoint, petit theft

Elijah Brown, III, 30,
Apalachicola, violation of
probation (FCSO)
Davida C. Tandy, 35,
Florissant, MO, violation
of probation (FCSO)
Oliver H. Lorick, 49,
Apalachicola, possession
of a controlled substance
with intent to sell or
deliver (FCSO)
Stephanie D. Adkison,
40, Eastpoint, trespass on
property after warning

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'White Trash Bash'

County offers hunter safety Internet-completion course

Apalachicola police to host neighborhood watch

Sheriff s Report


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aso Auctions
3140 -Baby Items
310-Buildidni Supplies
3170 Collectibles
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310-Elcro acs
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3280 Machinery/
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3300 Miscellaneous
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3320 Plants & Shrubs/
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3340 Sporting Goods
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County Sheriffs Office, In
the city of Eastpoint,
Franklin County, Florida, at
the hour of 11:00 a.m., or
as soon thereafter as pos-
sible, I will offer for sale all
of the said defendants Bert
Pope, L.C. f/k/a Pope
Brothers Real Estate, LLC;
Lalrd Point Propertles,
LLC, f/k/a Chapel Terrace
Partners, LLC; and Bert S.
Pope, Individually right, tl-
tle and Interest In aforesaid
real property at public out-
cry and will sell the same,
subject to all prior lens,
encumbrances and judg-
ments, If any, to the high-
est and best bidder or bid-
ders for CASH, the pro-
ceeds to be applied as far
as may be to the payment
of costs and the satisfac-
tlon of the above de-
scribed execution. Note: In
accordance with the Amer-
Ican with Disabllties Act,
persons with disabllties
needing a special accom-
modation to participate In
this proceeding should
contact Debble Mock no
later than seven days prior
to the proceeding at
Franklin County Sheriff's
Office at (850)-670-8519.

Skip Shiver,
Sheriff of Franklin County,
By: Debble L. Mock
Deputy Sheriff
June 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009






CASE NO.: 08-000075-CA


GIVEN pursuant to a Mo-
tlon andp Order Resettin
Foreclosure Sale Dat
dated the 11th of Ma ,
2009, and entered In Cas
No. 08-000075-CA, of the
Circuit Court of the 2ND
Judicial Circuit In and for
Franklin County, Florida
N.A. Is the Plaintiff and

PROPERTY are defend-
salnt willbseel to tdhe high
cash at the ON THE


huse nn A AAHI OA
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 2nd day of July, 2009
the following described
property as set forth In
said Final Judgment, to



feet; thence Southwesterly
along said curve and said
right of way for 88.83 feet,
thru a central angle of 00
degrees 39 minutes 27
seconds, chord of said are
being South 22 degrees 57
minutes 22 seconds West
88.82 feet to a point mark-
Ing the Intersection of said
right of way with the ap-
proximate mean high wa-
terline of the Carrabelle
River, said point also be-
NING: thence from said
and leaving said right of
way run along said ap-
proximate mean high wa-
terline as follows: North 55
degrees 59 minutes 28
seconds West 36.30 feet;
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West 73.61 feet; thence
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degrees 44 minutes 59
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13 minutes 01 seconds
West 52.63 feet; thence
North 54 degrees 44 mn-
utes 52 seconds West
38.68 feet; thence North 78
degrees 50 minutes 19
seconds West 51.81 feet;
thence North 89 degrees
14 minutes 20 seconds
West 52.92 feet; thence
South 62 degrees 28 mn-
utes 15 seconds West
44.10 feet; thence South
80 degrees 56 minutes 02
seconds West 35.34 feet;
thence South 50 degrees
36 minutes 30 seconds
West 47.83 feet; thence
South 70 degrees 37 mn-
utes 48 seconds West
51.59 feet; thence South
77 degrees 37 minutes 23
seconds West 53.13 feet;
thence South 54 degrees

17 minutes 35 seconds
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By: Michele MnFaxwell
Depuonty Cer 18hdy
June, 1 2009

80.82 feet; thence North 88
degrees 41 minutes 52
seconds East 93.43 Feet;
thence South 82 degrees
44 minutes 57 seconds
East 61.70 feet; thence
South 70 degrees 51 mln-
utes 28 seconds East
42.57 feet; thence South
82 degrees 20 minutes 37
seconds East 29.02 feet;
thence North 82 degrees
24 minutes 51 seconds
East 51.85 feet; thence
South 40 degrees 27 mln-
utes 04 seconds East
22.75 feet; thence South
08 degrees 48 minutes 52
seconds East 35.89 feet;
thence South 31 degrees
51 minutes 57 seconds
West 48.01 feet; thence
South 32 degrees 18 mln-
utes 59 seconds West
25.56 feet; thence South
03 degrees 41 minutes 31
seconds East 42.49 feet;
thence North 83 degrees
10 minutes 45 seconds
West 26.24 feet; thence
South 64 degrees 17 mln-
utes 00 seconds West
28.44 feet; thence South
89 degrees 45 minutes 45
seconds West 52.03 feet;
thence South 89 degrees
06 minutes 40 seconds
West 44.97 feet; thence
North 85 degrees 17 mln-
utes 18 seconds West
67.69 feet; thence South
88 degrees 21 minutes 43
seconds West 53.34 feet;
thence North 75 degrees
32 minutes 45 seconds
West 81.07 feet; thence
North 73 degrees 36 mln-
utes 16 seconds West
43.95 feet; thence North 85
degrees 24 minutes 05
seconds West 33.71 feet;
thence North 84 degrees
55 minutes 29 seconds
West 25.63 feet; thence
South 27 degrees 47 mln-
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38.32 feet to a point mark-
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waterline with the South-
as~r~l I easterly right of way of Av-
enue "A', said point being
ANNOUNEMENFS the point of curve to the
1100 -Legal Advertising right having a radius of
1110 Classiieed Notices 646.20 feet; thence North-
1120 Public Notices/ easterly along said curve
Announcements and said right of way for
110aotions 281.32 feet, thru a central
1150 -Personals angle of 24 degrees 56
1160 -Lost minutes 37 seconds,
1170 -Found chord of said arc being:
SNorth 49 degrees 03 mln-
as utes 16 seconds Past
279.11 feet to a re-bar;
1100 thence continue along said
2429T right of way as follows:
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT North 57 degrees 38 mln-
OF THE SECOND JUDI- utes 23 seconds East
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND 110.73 feet to a re-bar;
FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, thence North 72 degrees
FLORIDA 51 minutes 50 seconds
East 190.50 feet to a rod
MOORINGS SECOND and cap; thence South 89
LIEN LENDER, LLC a Flor- degrees 07 minutes 27
Ida Limited Liabllty Com- seconds East 223.44 feet
pany to a rod and cap: thence
Plaintiff, South 89 degrees 13 mln-
utes 40 seconds Easc
V. 150.15 feet to a rod and
cap; thence leaving said
THE MOORINGS AT right of way run South 00
CARRABLLLE, INC., a degrees 46 minutes 20
Florida corporation, seconds West 134.11 feet
Defendant. to a rod and cap; thence
South 89 degrees 47 mln-
CASE NO.: 09-000037-CA utes 06 seconds East
NOTICE OF SALE lands subject to a 20 foot
wide drainage easement
Notice Is hereby given lying over and across the
that, pursuant to Plaintiff s Northeasterly portions
Final Judgment of Foreclo- thereof.
sure entered In the
above-captioned action, I PARCEL B
will sell the property situ- Commence at the Intersec-
ated In Leon County, Flor- tron of the centerline of
Ida, described as follows, 11th Street West In Plck-
to-wit: etts Addition to the City of
Carrabelle, a subdivision
PARCEL "A as per map or plat thereof
Commence at a point recorded Plat Book 2,
where the extension of the Page 20, of the public rec-

dis ie ofA h hSr ea ld ngh Fan l d Cosutofw10
fnerect toe a onrte monu- alongside curvte aend said
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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, Apa-
lachicola, FL 32320 or Tel-
ephone Volce/TDD (850)
653-8861 prior to such

Dated this 15th day of
May, 2009.

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

Law Office of Marshall C.
1800 NW 49th Street,
Sulte 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Telephone: (954)453-0365
Facsimile: (954)771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
June 11, 18, 2009


Before the sale date of
June 20, 2009, the owners
may redeem their property
by payment of the out-
standing balance and cost
by malling It to Post Office
Box 1054, Eastpoint, Flor-
Ida 32328, or by paying In
person at the warehouse
June 4, 11, 2009


Notice Is given pursuant to
Florida Self-Storage Facil-
Ity Act, Florida Statutes
Chapter 83, Part IV that
Franklin Mint Storage will
hold a sale on June 19
2009 at 10:00 am at 1627
US 98, Carrabelle, Florida
32322 of the contents of
minl-warehouse(s) contain-
Ing personal property of:

Jenlfer Lark n
Bruce HInrd
Misty H war
Julla Star es
Clifford Sutcliffe

Before the sale date of

cun 191 2 e warth o use

GIV ENee That puprsat t a
Wri of Execut on issed in
the ClircuIt Courot offLeon
County Flordabel, Fon he
19hday332 of My ayi 209 In
ther causte where Captal
lCaityBnk a linifad

Parners, LLC ad BrtS.

No.92022-C In said
court. 1a Skp Shiver as
Shriff of Frankion Cosunty
ConyFlorida, hvleeduon th
allthe right ttl Mand20 Inte-
tes of the dhefendanits Bt
BetPope, L.C. f/k/a Pope
Brothers Real Estate, LLC;
Lalrd Point Propertles
LLC, f/k/a Chapel Terrace
Partners, LLC; and Bert S.
Pope, Individually in ndto
Dfnalts prog ew -dscbed

Property ,Si located at 10

U.S. tHeighwtteay d 98, t.
Jaes Island Park, LanasBrk
Villae, FL. 32323 moreac
cuithely dea scribed asfl-

Lots84ikan 85,e Blorck C
PARKnr, Uni No 3 an Sbdl- S
tiope nsiiul 4 and 5,Twshp7
Sothe Ralownge 3 est. ac-
crding poeto the Plt teeo,
Proerded ince Pat Book 2

Pilage6, of the2 Publi Rec-
dsdaafl Fesranklns County

In accordance with the
Americans with Disabillties
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/DD
(850)653-8861 prior to
such proceeding.

Dated this 15th day of
May, 2009.

Marcla Johnson
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: Michelle Maxwell
Deputy Clerk

Law Office of Marshall C.
1800 NW 49th Street,
Sulte 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Telephone: (954)453-0365
Facsimile: (954)771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
June 11, 18, 2009

Notice 0f eeetin g/FVork-


meetine to which all per-

day, June 25, 2009 at 1:00

t~er 1DO Die weHt oal a
hassec on Highway 90

ERED: Governing Board
Meeting to consider Dis-
trict business

HELD ONJUNE 25,2009:

11:30 12:30 Administra-
tron, Budget and Finance
Committee to discuss
Fiscal Year 2009-2010
Tentative Proposed
Budget, Millage Rate and
Locations of Public Hear-
Ings on the Budget
1:15 Public Hearing on
Regulatory Matters
1:20 Public Hearing on
Land Acquisition Matters
A copy of the agenda may
be obtained by contacting:
Robin Tucker, NWFWMD,
81 Water Management
Drive, Havana, FL 32333,

abl th~r gh the Itre at
www, nwfwn .state flI.us) .







GIVEN pursuant to a Order
on Motion to reset of Fore-
closure dated the 11Ith day
of May, 2009, and entered
In Case No.
19-2008-CA-00280, of the
Circuit Court of the 2ND
Judicial Circuit In and for
Franklin County, Florida
Plaintiff and DAVID J. AR-

df ndants. wl sell rothoe

cs~hPatO ChO TFRO T
at the Franklin County
Courthouse In Apalachl-
cola, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 2nd day of July,
2009, the following de-
fscr hbe podp %alasu s
ment, to wit:



Notice Is given pursuant to nd90n the th day of rul ,
"ka~da f-toaag~at Door of the Franklin

SB The Times Thursday, June 11, 2009

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with wrranty222-773 1/00LI~l 1 Commercial Property lo- SuhrVils CH/A. New neighborhood. (850) 656-2608
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222-7783 Installation/Maint/Repair Classified Advertising (upstairs) For Info call deposit 850-653-9116 or 2br 1ba, spacious kitchen, ..$700/Offer. Daylight Auto
Department Carol 850-653-3871 850-774-7178 for appt. utility room, $700 mo. Financing 9am to 9pm

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Fur n tur eApartments (CPA with Governmental Accounting Beach rent free with deposit and
We have buyers for Immediate opening for Background preferred) Rentals-Sales 12 month lease. 2 br and 3 Dodge Ram 1996
gety sd ethr& maintenance person. 40 bruisavailable. Call $1,400/Offer Daylight Auto
genly se lethe & hrs per week with bene- CITY-AUDITOR CLERK BY OWNER 850-227-9732 e. Financing 2816 Hwy 98W
fbric furniture, bedroom fits. Experience In Vlsit BeachRealty.net 9am tp 9pm 215-1769
& dining furniture. plumbing, SR, painting, ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE CLERK
Contat us electrical, and carpentry
Contat us needed. Drug free ThCity of Port St.Joe (pop. 3758) is accepting St G ore e r
today! workplace. Valid dr II-I Iresumes/applications for the above positions. ISland 43 Bayshore Dr, Apalachl- 2 Bdrrn/2 Bath 1,147 sq. ft.ll l~~~
cense & transportation 2082009 annual budget is $49,561,136 with $160 wk, elec, Satellite, cola. Really nice 2 br, with
Dcrator's required. Some travel Garbage Included. pool whirlpool bath, quiet $269,900 Nissan Pick-up 1993,
ABWAEHOUS required. Equal Oppor- 75 full and part-time employees. Services table. 12'X65 deck with neighborhood. Unfur- $700/Offer Daylight Auto
tunity Employer. Call inlude: water, sewer, solid waste, police, Beautiful view. Call nished. $650 mo + de- Financing 9am to 9pm
850-227-3344 850-653-9277 frrecreation, parks and cemeteries. Person 850-653-5114 posit. 653-4293 after 4 pm 215-1769
selected will be appointed and serve at the 3 Bdren/5 Bath 1,452 eq. ft.
Fill Dirt HELP WANTED pleasure f the five-member commission.
PART-TIME Position requires a bachelor's degree, strong $349,900
FOr Sale Salesclerkneeded Ilfinance and computer skills. Five years 2 Bdr, 2 Ba upper apartment. C l h odm n COMPLETE PACKAGES
at The Frame Shop experience in municipal government is Cal$1 Old YIYIRou
HEP(located in Apalach). Required. Duties are listed in job description. Very large, clean, bright. "Your Gulf-front; Gurue" sA anr*
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must have an eye for Submit a cover letter with resume/application W sedyr tvrtieao JOhn Skinner John Smith All Welded,AllAluminum
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necesarywill telephone numbers) to: City of Port St. Joe, Ouiydpst esns odmncxnr Jmt~eeo~e
train. Afternoon PO Bx 278, Port St. Joe, Florida 32457 or need to be quiet, clean andB ATS O
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2008 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Alligator Point Water Resource District
We are pleased to present to you this year 's Annual Water Q2uality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the
quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to pinvide you with a safe and dependable supply
of drinking water: We want you to understand the I Fr.. -~ we make to continually impinve the water treatment pincess and
protect our water resources. We are conunitted to ensuring the quality of your drinking water: Our water soutre is ground
water fivm six wells drawn from the Floridan Aquit~i Because or d s. excellent quality of our water, the only treatments
required are chlorine for disinfection purposes and Aquamag, which is a polyphosphate compound injected as a sequestering
agent that neutralizes scale and convosion. We are pleased to report that Alligator Point'~s water supply meets all federal antd
state requirementts.
In 2008 the Department of Envilvnmental Pintection performed a Soutre Water Assessment on our system and a search of the
data soutres indicated no potential soutres of contamination near our wells. The assessment results are available on the FDEP
Soutre Water Assessment and Protection Pingram website at www.dep.state.fl.us/swapp.
If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact APWRD, Tom Vander Plaats at
(850) 349-2274. We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more, please
attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held monthly on the third Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m., at the
Alligator Point Fire Department B~~ni. in-. on Highway 370.
Alligator Point inutinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and
regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of January
1 to December 31, 2008. Data obtained before January 1, 2008, and presented in this report are fivm the most recent testing
done in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations-
In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help vou better understand these terms we have
provided the following definitions:
Actiont Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a
water system must follow.
Initial Distributiont System Evaluationt (IDSE): An important part of the Stage 2 Disinfection Bypinducts Rule (DBPR). The
IDSE is a one-time study conducted by water systems to .. i. n~ Wer~ distribution system locations with high concentrations of
trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs). Water systems will use results fivm the IDSE, in conjunction with their
Stage 1 DBPR compliance monitoring data, to select compliance monitoring locations for the Stage 2 DBPR.
Max-imum Conttamintant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water: MCLs are set as
close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Max-imum Conttamintant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or
expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Maximum Residual Disinfectant L~evel or MRDT,- The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water: There is
convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for contivl of micivbial contaminants.
Max-imum Residual Disintfectantt Level Goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there
is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs to not i Ailtct the benefits of the use of disinfectants to contivl micivbial
Nont-Applicable (N/A): Does not apply
Non-Dnetect (ND): means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis-
Parts per million (nonm) or ifilliprarns ner liter (ng/1): one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water
sample .
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (py/1): one part by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight or ds~. water
sample .
Picocurie per liter (pCi/L): measure of the radioactivity in water.
Contaminant Dates of MCL
and Unit of sampling Violation Dt dMCLG MCL Likely Source of Contamination
Measurement I(mo.iyr.)l Ym
Radiological Contaminants
Jul 2003
AIpha emittems & Jun N 3.5 1.7-3.5 0 15 Erosion of natural deposits

2 orm om i ed 8rJul )0 N 0.2 ND-0.2 0 5 Erosion of natural deposits
radium (pCi/L) 2007
Inorganic Contaminants
Jun 2006 Corrosion of galvanized pipes; erosion of natural
Cadmium (ppb) & Jul N 0.4 ND-0.4 5 5 deposits; discharge from metal refmneries; runoff
2006 from waste batteries and paints
Lead (point of Ju )6 N4 N- / 5 Residue from man-made pollution such as auto
entry) (ppb) 206emissions and paint; lead pipe, casing, and solder
Jun 2006
Sodium (ppm) & Jul N 73 ND)-73 N/A 160 Salt water intrusion, leaching from soil

Stage 1 Disinfectant and Disinfection By-Products
Disinfectant or M~CL or
Contaminant Dae f MRDL Level Range of MCG CL.
and Unit of sumi Violation Detected Results rL M LLkeySucofCtmiton
Measurement Y/
Chlorine (ppm) JnDc N 0.84 0.6 -1.1 MRL RD water additive used to control microbes
Haloacetic Acids
(five) (HAA5) Aug 2008 N 10.25 10.1-10.4 N/A MCL = 60By-product of drinking water disinfection
TTIIu [Total
trihalomethanes] Aug 2008 N 80.25 74.8-85.7 N/A MCL= 8 By-product of drinking water disinfection

No. of
Contaminant Dates of AL 90th sampling AL
and Unit of sampling Violation Percentile sites MCLG (Action Likely Source of Contamination
Measurement (mo./yr.) Y/N Result exceeding Level)
the AL
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Coppr (ap Jn -SepCorrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion
wate) (pm) 008 N 0.36 0 of 10 1.3 1.3 of natural deposit lealchemg from wood
Lead (tap water) Jun -Sep Corrosion of household plumbing systems, erosion
(pb)2008 N N 1of0 NA 15ofnaturaldeois
If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health pinblems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead
in drinking water is primarily fivm materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Alligator
Point Water Resource District is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot contivl the variety of
materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been ; ..... for several hours, you can minimize the potential
for lead exposure by.;7 ,, J.... your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are
concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing
methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available fivm the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.

The soutres of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and
wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or thinugh the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in
some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or fivm human activity.
Contaminants that may be present in soutre water include:
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems,
agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inzorgantic conttaminzants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater
runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides antd herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff,
and residential uses.
(D) Organtic chemical conttaminzants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of
ind strial pro esses and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and

(E) Radioactive conttaminzants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining
In older to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain
contaminants in water pinvided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish
limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must pinvide the same pintection for public health.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.
The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about
contaminants and potential health I r. can be obtained by calling the Envilvnmental Pintection Agency 's Safe Drinking
Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791-
Thank you for allowing us to continue pinviding your family with clean, quality water this year: In order to maintain a safe and
dependable water supply, we sometimes need to make improvements that will benefit all of our customers. These improvements
are sometimes i haftirtd as rate structure adjustments. Thank you for understanding.

Some people may be more vulnerable to conttamintants int drinking water that the general population. Immunto-
compromised persons such as persons with cancer untdergointg chemotherapy, persons who have untdergonte organ
trantsplantts, people with HNIVAIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, antd intfantts cant be particularly at
risk from inzfectionts. These people should seek advice about drintkintg water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC
guidelines ont appropriate means to lessent the risk of inzfectiont by Cryptosporidium antd other microbiological conttamintants
are available from the Safe Drinkintg Water Hotlinte (800-426-4791).
We work to pinvide top quality water to every tap. We ask that all our customers help us pintect our water soutres, which
are the heart of our community, our way of life and our children's future. If you have any questions or concerns about the

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Delta Kappa members
Babs Bailey, Missy Cumbie,
Beverly Kelley and Arlene
Oehler attended the Delta
Kappa Gamma Society
Florida State Convention
for Key women
educators in
Orlando, May 1 to 3.
Delta Kappa
Gamma is a 79-year
old international
honor society of
more than 115,000
key women-
educators in 16 BEVI
countries. The goal KE
of the organization
is to promote-professional
and personal development
of members and to support-
excellence in education.
Those in attendance
were able to attend
workshops to mentor
future educators, improve
and make maximum use of
electronic media.
The highlight of the
conference for local
members in attendance
was to see Beverly Kelley
inducted into the Florida
Mu State Hall of Fame. This
is an honor reserved for
members who have made
exceptional contributions
to the organization on all
The Hall of Fame
de scription states "Women
inducted into the State
Hall of Fame represent
the finest ideals of The
Delta Kappa Gamma
International Society for
Key Women Educators. It
is through their labors of

love andtheirdistingui shed
service far beyond the call
of duty or position that Mu
State has become a viable,
healthy and growing
organization committed
to education and to
each other."
Beverly became
a member of Alpha
Lambda Chapter,
Tallahassee, in
1980 and Delta
Kappa Chapter,
Franklin County,
RLY in 1997. She was
LEY chapter president
from 1986 to 1988;
second vice president;
first vice president; Delta
Kappa; served on and
chaired most committees;
treasurer (2004-present);
photographer; and
historian (1996-present).
At the District/State
Level she has been District
1 director (2002-2004);
chairman Mu State
Nominations Committee
(2007-2009); Leadership
seminar (1994); and
attended district and Mu
State meetings; Mu State
Registrar (2005-2007).
She has attended
the Southeast Regional
Conferences; Seminar
in Purposeful Living
(California); and attended
international conventions.
She receive dhe rbachelor's
of science from Florida
Atlantic University in 1968;
master's of education from
University of West Florida
in 1980; and educational
specialist degree from
Nova University in 1985.

C0Unty liolds

mitig ation meeting
Franklin County is in
the process of enhancing
its ability to respond to
the next disaster and is in
need of your help.
As part of this process
the county is updating its
Local Mitigation Strategy
and invites you to attend
the next LMS Task Force
Meeting, to be held
Tuesday, June 16 at 1 p.m.
at the Franklin County
Emergency Operations
Center, 28 Airport Rd.,
This meeting is your
ongoing opportunity to
help make the county
better prepared for the
next disaster.
If you are unable to
attend the meeting you
can submit your ideas and
comments on-line at www.
For more info, call (850)

Armory's management
plan public meeting
Mark Curenton, of
the county planning
department, and Nikki
Millender, with county parks
and recreation, have been
tasked with developing
a comprehensive

management plan
for the Fort Coombs
Armory. In April,
county commissioners
unanimously voted to lease
the Armory from the state
for 50 years at a cost of $300
per year.
Millender and Curenton
have scheduled a meeting
to take public comments
on the plan. The meeting
will be held 'lIesday, June
16 at 5 p.m. at the armory.
Everyone is invited to
attend. Once the plan is
complete the commission
will review it.

Speed limit lowered on
South Bayshore Drive
At their June
2 meeting, county
commissioners voted
unanimously to lower
the speed limit on South
Bayshore Drive in
Eastpoint, between US 98
and Island Drive, from 35
to 25 miles per hour.
The board acted
after Commissioner
Pinki Jackel received a
complaint from the Brown
family, who reside on
South Bayshore, that the
long curve on the street
was unsafe at the higher
speed limit. Numerous
accidents have occurred
at the curve, including one
in late May.

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