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VOL. 124 ISSUE 31

By David Ad erstein
Times City Editor
An Alabama man's pride in
hauling in what he and three
fishing buddies thought was
a near-record size grouper off
St. George Island last summer
has turned into prosecution.
Billy Daniels, 51, of Moody,
Ala., agreed Nov. 18 to a de-
ferred prosecution deal with
the State Attorney's office in
Apalachicola after a three-
month state investigation re-
vealed the fish 82 inches
long and 66 inches around
- was not a Warsaw grouper,

as Daniels and his crew be-
DNA testing ordered by
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
determined from frozen meat
samples that it was a goliath
grouper, a species protected
by both state and federal
After reviewing the test
results with FWC investiga-
tor Eric Johnston, Assistant
State Attorney Jarred Patter-
son agreed to charge Daniels,
who captained the boat, with a
second-degree misdemeanor,
possession of goliath grouper,

punishable by up to 60 days in
jail and a $500 fine.
Daniels was cited rather
than his son, Shawn, who
caught the fish, because as
captain he is responsible for
the fish being landed, John-
ston said.
The deferred prosecution
agreement calls for Daniels
to be fined $150, which Patter-
son said was typically sought
with first offenses. In addi-
tion, Daniels agreed to donate
$150 to the state's Wildlife
Alert Reward program, which

Pictured with
what they
believed to be a
Warsaw grouper
are, from left,
Clint Haley,
Shawn Daniels,
Billy Daniels and
Ken Debrick.
DNA testing
determined that
it was a goliath
grouper, a
protected species.

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By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor
After hovering around the 7
percent mark for three straight
months, Franklin County's unem-
ployment rate shot up by seven-
tenths of 1 percent in October, as
the workforce shrank and more
people lost their jobs.
According to preliminary labor
market statistics released Friday
by the Florida Agency for Work-
force Innovation, the county's
overall jobless rate was 7.8 per-
cent in October, as 357 people out
of a labor force of 4,573 were with-
out work.
The jobless rate in September
was 7.1 percent, with 333 people
unemployed out of a larger labor
force of 4,672.
One year ago, in October 2008,
Franklin's workforce was slightly
larger, at 4,684 workers, and its
jobless rate was much lower, at 4.6
percent, with only 217 jobless.
"Until our economy recovers,
job seekers will outnumber the
amount of jobs available, and the
unemployment rate will fluctuate
some. We have seen some positive
economic signs with local manu-
facturing starting to pick up," said
Kim Bodine, executive director for
the Gulf Coast Workforce Board.
Franklin's October numbers
placed it at 11th best in the state,
trailing Wakulla at 7.7, Holmes at
7.5, Okaloosa at 7.4 and Lafayette
and Walton counties, both at 7.3
Liberty was the best in the
state at 5.4, followedby Monroe at
7.0 percent and Alachua and Leon
of the counties with the lowest un-
employment rates were those with
relatively high proportions of gov-
ernF temps oen ly adjusted
unemployment rate for October
2009 is 11.2 percent, nearly un-
changed from the month before,
and representing 1.03 million job-
less out of a labor force of 9.2 mil-
The state's current unemploy-
ment rate is 1.0 percentage point
higher than the national unem-
ployment rate of 10.2 percent.
October's rate was the highest
since June 1975, when it was also
11.2 percent. The last time it was
higher was May 1975, when it was
11.9 percent.
Industries losing the most jobs
in Florida are trade, transporta-
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Seafood workers voted Sept. 10 to
remove the secretary from the FCSWA
board. She has said Friedman's review
vindicates her.

The accountant who reviewed
Financial transactions of the Franklin
County Seafood Workers Association
said there is no paper trail to document
how thousands of dollars were spent,
making "a real audit ... impossible.

FCSWA President Johnny Richards
has decided not to run for re-election
when the group picks its new officers
in January.

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"The only time people will show
up is when the bay's closed, and then
they ask, 'What can you do for me?' "
the FCSWA vice president said of low
attendance at the meeting.

The FCSWA treasurer said she
believed the association's checking
account had $35,000 when she
handed over the checkbook in 2007.
Friedman said this was incorrect,
possibly because of a software error.

Riverkeeper arranged for "an informal
... audit" of FCSWA finances after
questions were raised about how
money belonging to seafood workers
had been spent.

By Lois Swobodo
Times Staff Writer
A recent review revealed that thou-
sands of dollars of seafood workers' mon-
ey was spent on hefty reimbursements
for lobbying and routine administrative
Flmds were spent to reimburse travel
expenses and office chores, such as book-
keeping, and given out to aid needy sea-
food workers.
But receipts were not retained, books
were not carefully maintained, and no
one has come forward in support of be-
leaguered board members to verify they
were the recipients of financial support.
At the Nov 12 meeting at Eastpoint's

Deliverance Tabernacle Church, accoun-
tant Mark Friedman told the Franklin
County Seafood Workers Association (FC-
SWA) that there is no paper trail to docu-
ment how thousands of dollars in associa-
tion money were spent.
About 25 people turned out for his re-
view of finances, in stark contrast to the
Sept. 10 meeting when more than 40 an-
gry seafood workers voted overwhelm-
ingly to remove Linda Raffield from the
board as secretary and to appoint former
secretary and treasurer Caty Greene as
interim secretary.
After the September meeting, Andy
Smith, attorney for the Apalachicola
Riverkeeper, arranged for what he termed
"an informal third-party comprehensive

audit" to be performed by the accounting
firm of Roberson and Friedman, of Port
St. Joe.
The audit covered from Aug. 1, 2007,
through Aug. 31, 2009, when FCSWA
President Johnny Richards and Raffield
had exclusive possession, and were au-
thorized co-signers, of the association's
The audit was ordered after questions
were raised about how money belonging
to the seafood workers had been spent.
Friedman described his report as a
"review of financial transactions" and did
not characterize the procedure as an au-
dit because, as he outlined, the term audit

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By (aty Greene
Special to the Times

Even with the Apala-
chicola Municipal Library
struggling with shortfalls
in our book purchasing
budget (hopefully tem-
porary), the library con-
tinued to add interesting
reading material for the
community to enjoy.
Donated books are one
way we are expanding
our collection every day.
Recently we had donated
World War II and other
veteran's books from the
Veteran's Services Office
at the courthouse. These
include large sets, to be
processed in the near fu-
ture, which will be shelved
along with a set given pre-
viously by Jimmy Mosco-
nis on the Vietnam War.
Highlighting a few of
interest, we received:
*"A Citizen-Soldier Re-
members 1942-1946," by
George E. McAvoy, pub-
lished by Crawford Press
in Littleton, N.H. (1991)
- the Queen Mary in war
service photos, news-
paper headlines.
*"The Bielski Broth-
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(2003) "As amazing as
Schindler's List." Peo-
*"The Jungle is Neu-
tral" by E Spencer Chap-
man (2003) "... a fasci-
nating story ... a thrilling
chapter of a brave man's
life." New York Times.
*"Brave Men, Gentle
Heroes" by Michael Takiff
(2003) "For students of
American society and the
two wars, a seriously valu-

able book, albeit rather
hard to get through"-
Even a new (to the li-
brary) Tom Clancy called
"Battle Ready," written
with retired Gen. Tony
Zinni (2004).
On a gentler note, we
received a large number
of Elm Creek Quilting nov-
els by Jennifer Chiaverini.
We have hundreds of new-
ly added paperbacks a
dozen by Stephen Coonts
("The master of the tech-
no-thriller" Publishers
Weekly) as well as a lot of
popular contemporary au-
The Apalachicola Mu-
nicipal Library recognizes
the value of donated books
- for the collection, to de-
fray cost of purchase, or to
sell to support the library
with needed funds.
We maintain a book cart
in the library of books for
sale as well as selectively
placing books and maga-
zines on our front bench
which are free to whoever
wants them.
If you are thinking
about spring cleaning in
this lovely fall weather,
contact the library about
donating. Books should be
in good shape preferably
with relatively recent pub-
lication dates. Anything
over a box or two should
be discussed before bring-
ing them in so we can
plan our processing.
Hope you came to Sea-
food Festival and bought
some books at our booth.
Caty Greene is librar-
ian for the Apalachicola
Municipal Library. 'lb
reach her, call 653-8436.

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Women in their 'Twilight' years still need dreams

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

I suppose that is finally
time for me to write about
the "Twilight" series of
books. The media have
been rife with news and '
reports about the opening
of the movie "New Moon"
based on the second book
of the four-volume story. RED
It opened bigger than the AND
last Harry Potter film, Deni
and most everyone who
writes about popular cul-
ture has taken note.
I have followed the critiques
and analyses in a cursory man-
ner. I didn't want what others
wrote to influence my observa-
tions and insights. And I do have
a bit to offer.
Generally, film critics trashed
the first movie and have not been
too kind about the second. The
consensus among professional
reviewers is that the movies
can't stand on their own as good
cinema. I think it is a good thing
to view print and film as separate
entities. The art should stand
I am as guilty as the next guy
of reading a great book and hop-
ing the film delivers.
It rarely happens.
I can think of only a few mov-
ies that achieved an honorable
and respectful sense of the
novel while providing a separate,

but meaningful movie
experience. "To Kill a
Mockingbird" and "The
World According to Garp"
come to mind, along with
"Chocolat." I also believe
that the Harry Potter
films and the "Lord of
the Rings" trilogy did a
more than credible job
with plot, setting, and
I'm not so interested

your body. Despite your lack of
beauty and overt clumsiness, he
wants to know every single de-
tail about your life. He wants to
spend hours just looking at you
and gently touching your body.
His reason d'8tre is protecting
you. He is fierce; he is loving; he
is gorgeous; and did I mention he
is rich? That would be Edward,
the vampire.
But, conversely, there is Ja-
cob, the werewolf. He also loves
you absolutely, but he pushes a
bit harder on the physical side
of things. He may not be content
with a chaste relationship, but he
endures because he is just so in
love with you.
Aside from the vampires and
werewolves, does this seem like
real life?
It may be every woman's fan-
tasy to think that a man yearns
to know her innermost thoughts
and feelings.
I have been sitting here typing
line after line of cynical obser-
vations, and I keep hitting the
delete key.
Maybe young women need
their dreams.
Denise Roux is a regular col-
umnist for the Apalachicola and
Carrabelle Times. 'lb reach her
email her at rouxwhit@mchsi.

in the "Twilight" movies. My
students generally agreed that
the first was a supreme disap-
pointment; however, they were
excited about seeing the second.
I think it has something to do
with Jacob, the werewolf, taking
off his shirt.
I was a "Twilight" observer for
over a year. I finally succumbed,
only because so many ofmy
female sophomores were reread-
ing the books. A student offered
the series to me one book at a
time. Each one took about three
days. I read voraciously, got a
tad bored, and then thoroughly
enjoyed the last third of the final
book. For readers of a certain
age I can only recommend them
as a cultural phenomenon. We
might want to think about why
they are so wildly popular with
young women and why non-read-
ers keep going back to them.

The film "Twilight" details a love affair between 17-year-old
schoolgirl Bella Swan, played by Kirsten Stewart, and an 109-
year-old "vegetarian" vampire Edward Cullen, played by Robert

The vocabulary is at the up-
per-elementary level. We are
talking fourth to sixth grade
here. Scholastic Books puts the
interest level at grades 9 to 12.
There are many women older
than that reading and enjoying
the books.
They are so easy that even

struggling readers can scan the
lines quickly, getting a sense
of plot and absorbing details of
character and setting. More im-
portantly, the themes scream to
young women.
Imagine, if you will, a beautiful
man who has absolutely no inten-
tions of having sex even though
he is consumed with desire for

professionals who work tirelessly
to care, educate and comfort
families as they care for those they
love. It is for all of us, so much
more than a job, it is a privilege
and a calling to do this important
Please join me during November
and salute all of these groups
as they do the work that has to
be done, but which sometimes
requires incredible sacrifice. We
are a better community because
we can come together in support of
each other. I encourage everyone
to join me in thanking these
dedicated individuals for the work
they do.
(or a Bravemon, RN
President and CEO
Big Bend Hospice

We are failing our animals
The recent article in the Times
about the two abandoned dogs
in Eastpoint, who attacked and
killed a beloved pet, was a horrific
Imagine yourself witnessing
The failure of the animal control
employee to respond to what was
obviously an emergency, as well as
law enforcement who reportedly
stood by during the attack'
highlights some of the severe
problems facing Franklin County
when it comes to attitudes towards
domesticated animals.
The severe abuse of two dogs on
Bluff Road in Apalachicola, which
were picked up as the result of an
anonymous tip to an Atlanta based
private investigative firm, was
documented in the Times several
weeks ago. I don't believe anyone
who saw the photographs of these
poor animals can justify this type of
treatment of any living creature.
The same issue of the Times
also documented several
abandoned animals in Carrabelle
who were staked without food,
water, and shelter, which is

required by law. These, including
possibly wolf breeds, were being
bred for profit.
There are laws to prevent these
occurrences. There are fines set in
place to penalize such neglect by
pet owners. However, to date, there
have been no arrests, no charges,
and no fines. This failure is, in
itself, criminal.
As someone who worked closely
with the county Humane Society
for years, I can assure you these
are not new or emerging problems.
Until such time as our Franklin
County government, including the
commissioners, animal control,
law enforcement and prosecution
raise the bar, the same old "look
the other way" attitudes will
prevail, and despicable treatment
of animals deemed as possessions
without accountability for owners
will escalate. This type of negligent
pet ownership will continue to
grow and thrive in Franklin County.
Abandoned and stray animals
are rampant in parts of this
county, and have already proven
to be a genuine traffic danger. At
what point, perhaps after these
neglected and abused animals
cause disease, injury or death to
a human being, will people of this
area wake up to the real public
health problem that this type of
status quo encourages?
We are failing the animals
and we are failing to protect the
citizens of our area. The whole
country is light years ahead of us in
dd th al ble
aon r ie w s andp e shmuldn
be ashamed to stick our heads in
the sand.
Please let your government
know you want this problem
prioritized and addressed. We need
them, from the top down, to better
train and educate their employees,
and we need concrete steps taken
to make Franklin County a better
place, for us and the animals.
Jan W. Gorman


Rep. Leonard Bembry,
D-Greenville, has been ap-
member for the Agriculture
and Natural Resources Pol-
icy Committee for the 2010
Legislative Session.
The committee deliber-
ates and votes on legisla-
tion involving agriculture
and natural resources mat-
ter for the State of Florida.
When making the ap-
pointment, Speaker of the
House Larry Cretul said "I
appreciate your continued
commitment to the Florida
House of Representatives
and to the citizens of your
district. I am certain both
will be well served by this
As ranking member,
Bembry will inform fellow
Democrat members about

issues and legislation per-
tinent to natural resources
and agriculture and work
with House Democratic
Leadership to get member
bills on the agenda for dis-
cussion in the committee
and the House floor.
"I am honored to be ap-
pointed to a position that
allows me to have a positive
impact on agriculture and
natural resources in the
State of Florida and District
10 in particular", said Bem-
Bembry also is a mem-
her of the Natural Resoure-
es Appropriations and the
Economic Development
Policy committees.
Florida House commit-
tees meet once a month un-
til the start of the Legisla-
tive Session in March 2010.

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The Franklin County Legislative
Delegation will hold its annual public
meeting on Monday, Nov. 30 at 4 p.m.
The meeting will be held in the
Franklin County Commission Meet-
ing Room, in the courthouse annex at
34 Forbes Street in Apalachicola.
"This is a prime opportunity for
the citizens and public officials of
Franklin County to meet with their
legislators and discuss any items of
interest under state jurisdiction. If a
specific local bill is proposed, it must
be brought up at the hearing for pub-
lic discussion and for a vote of the
delegation." said State Rep. Leonard
Bembry, D-Greenville.
The delegation includes State Sen.
Alfred Lawson, D-Tallahassee, State

If any member of the public would
like to address the delegation, please
contact Laura Jersey in Bembry's
office at 850-488-7870 or by e-mail to
Appearance cards will also be
available at the hearing for anyone
who wishes to be heard. If you are
presenting a handout to the delega-
tion, please have at least six copies
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing special accommodations to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Bembry's office no later than
seven days prior to the proceeding at
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Letters to the EDITOR

A salute to veterans and
It is appropriate that November
is the month we commemorate
veterans, family caregivers and
hospice. All of these groups have
in common service to others, being
there for those who count on us to
keep them comfortable, safe and
Big Bend Hospice is proud
to have partnered with the VA
Outpatient Clinic and Department
of Veterans Affairs to remember
and honor our veterans during a
Service of Remembrance held Nov.
5. Every day we lose 1,000 World
War II veterans, leaving a hole in
our hearts and in our society's
collective memory.
Likewise, family caregivers
are selfless individuals who give
of themselves, sometimes putting
their own lives on hold, to care
for an ill or dying loved one; they
are unsung heroes. Each day Big
Bend Hospice witnesses the love
and comfort that these sons and
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grandparents, grandchildren
and friends give to those who
depend on them for care and
Nationwide more than 50 million
people provide care to a chronically
ill, disabled, aged or dying family
member or friend during any given
year. At Big Bend Hospice we see
first hand the courage and love that
goes into being a caregiver 24/7
and we continually look for ways to
provide support to Hospice family
caregivers and ease their load and
renew their spirit.
In 2008, almost one-and-a-
half million Americans received
services from hospice. In our area,
more than 1,600 families used Big
Bend Hospice services. Of
those seeking our grief support
services, 60 percent never used
our hospice for their loved one,
but we still walk with them on
their grief journey. I am proud of
our staff of more than 300 caring


Contact Laura Jerse Y
in Bembry's office at
850-488-7870 or by e-mail to

Rep. Jimmy Patronis, R-Panama City
and Bembry.
Speaker of the House Larry Cre-
tul, R-Ocala, has already announced
that no local funding requests are
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ing to the FWC those in possible
violation of fish and wildlife laws,
or boating under the influence of
The agreement spells out that
the misdemeanor charge will be
dismissed after 90 days, assum-
ing Daniels is not charged with
Other fish or wildlife law viola-
tions in Florida.
"As long as he keeps his nose
clean and has no violations, at
the end of the probationary peri-
od, the charges willbe dropped,"
Johnston said.
The investigator said given
Daniels' cooperation and no
demonstrated intent to break
the law, he and the prosecutor
had no interest in pursuing fur-
ther charges.

"I never had an ounce of trou-
ble with him," Johnston said.
"He could have told me that he
didn't have any fish, and there's
nothing I could have done about
it. He has never been anything
but cooperative."
Instead, Daniels provided an
Alabama Department of Natural
plastic bag of frozen fillet from
the enormous fish, caught June
25 on an artificial reef about 15
miles southeast of St. George
Daniels and his crew fil-
leted the grouper on the dock of
Bay City Lodge but didn't have
equipment to weigh it, so they
used a conventional formula to
estimate it at 446 pounds.
Had it been a Warsaw, it would

have rivaled the world record of
436 pounds, 12 ounces, set by
Capt. Steve Haeusler, fishing
out of Destin on Dec. 22, 1985.
The largest goliath grouper
ever landed in Florida was a
680-pounder caught off Fernan-
dina Beach in 1961, about three
decades before the federal ban.
No sooner had a photograph
of Daniels' remarkable catch
run in the Apalachicola Times
that some careful observers
began questioning whether the
crew had mistakenly snared a
goliath grouper, the so-called
jewfish, thinking it was a War-
saw. The FWC agreed to inves-
"He said he keeps Vic Dun-
away's fish identification book
on his boat," Johnston said. "He

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said he's caught goliath grou-
per before and let them go, and
he understood the rule. He just
made a mistake."
After receiving the sample
from the Alabama DNR officer,
Johnston had it sent to FWC's
laboratory in St. Petersburg.
Forensic biologist Hector Cruz

Lopez conducted the testing by
comparing the DNA test results
of Daniels' fish against con-
firmed DNA profiles of goliath,
Warsaw and three other types of
uYou need to be sure of what
you're catching and what you're
bringing in," Johnston said.
"Know the laws. Know what's
legal and illegal."
Goliath grouper numbers
dropped sharply in the 1970s and
1980s because of overfishing.
The species has been protected
in Florida waters since 1990.
Experienced offshore anglers
say Warsaw grouper are usually
found in 300 to 400 feet of water.
Goliath grouper are typically
found in more shallow coastal

has a specific definition un-
der the rules of the Ameri-
can Institute of Certified
Public Accountants.
"To narrow the focus
down to the objectives
of the review, I did the
bookkeeping, which had
not been done, and then
prepared a report that I
thought would be helpful
to the seafood workers," he
said, noting that given the
lack of available records,
"a real audit would be im-
Smith said the review
was paid for with grant
money from the Thomas
H. Moren Trust and the
Southern Partners And,
earmarked for the admin-
istrative and organization-
al needs of the FCSWA.
Raffield said she be-
lieves she has been vindi-
cated by the review.
"The auditor read what
he read. I have not done
anything, and I am not
guilty of anything," she
said in a telephone inter-
view. "I was judged and
convicted by the press.
They (the FCSWA) wonder
why they can't get good
people to represent them.
Now they'll have what they
got, which is second best."
Dave McLain, a con-
sultant who works for the
Riverkeeper, told the meet-
ing that "there's something
you need to factor into the
equation. All I can rely on
is the character and integ-
rity of John and Linda, who
I work with every day. They
were the frontline. You are
the frontline soldiers. Don't
crucify your people."
Introducing Friedman,
Smith said, "We found that
you can't trace everything.
There's not an mvoIce
for everything. There are
some questions that can't
be answered."
Friedman said, "There's
been a lot of accusations
handed around. The first
thing I did when I started
the audit was read the
newspaper articles. Yes,
things were done sloppy.
Yes, they could have been
done better. There are
transactions that didn't go
through the bank account.
If it doesn't, I can't see it."

In a later telephone in-
terview, Friedman said
there were receipts avail-
able for only about 10 per-
and spent by the FCSWA
for the period of the finan-
cial review. He character-
ized most of these as small,
$50 or $60 cash transac-
tions at local businesses.

Some accusati0HS
Friedman said some of
the original accusations
Richards were unfounded.
At the September meet-
ing, Taunya James, trea-
surer, said the FCSWA
checking account con-
tained $35,000 when she
presented the checkbook
to Raffield in 2007. Fried-
man said this was incor-
rect, possibly because of
an error by James' book-
keeping software. He said
the actual balance in the
account when Raffield and
Richards took possession
of the checkbook was about
Friedman said he was
unable tofindevidence Rag
field used FCSWA money
to buy a Wii system, cam-
era or laptop computer, as
alleged in September.
He said Raffield pro-
vided him with receipts
showing she bought a Wii
system using a PayPal ac-
count for $560, and a laptop
computer online for $1,000,
which she paid for with a
personal check.
Eastpoint businessman
Bob Allen, who donated
funds extensively to FC-
SWA, said he purchased a
laptop computer for $1,200
and a camera for $600 at
Sam's Club, and that Rag
field took possession of the
equipment for the FCSWA.
He also said he paid
$3,000 to have a computer
custom built for the sea-
food workers. Friedman's
notes indicate a $3,000 do-
nation by Allen earmarked
for "Advertising, Computer,
WebSite etc."

esu ts o e review
A detailed report dis-

tribute at the meeting
showed that over the peri-
od in question, the FCSWA
had income of $241,400 and
explaining the discrepancy
said not all income from
the summertime oyster
relays was received from
the state by the end of the
period evaluated.
The majority of these
funds, about $227,000, were
paid out to oyster relay
Over the period of the
audit, Richards received
$10,300 in reimburse-
ments, with about $5,000 of
this earmarked for travel
to meet with news media
or otherwise lobby for the
seafood workers. The larg-
est single expenditure in
this category was $600 on
Oct. 25, 2007, for "oyster
news charters."
On average, Richards
appeared to have received
$200 per trip. He also re-
ceived more than $1,800
for gas and food purchased
while traveling.
He also received a $300
payment, labeled "gift" in
labeled as Christmas bo-
nus, the day before Christ-
mas 2007.
Over the same period,
Raffield received about
of which about $3,600 was
labeled travel or lobbying
expenses. Once again, the
high-ticket payment was
$600 for "oyster news char-
About $800 was for
bookkeeping or secretarial
work. Reimbursements
simply labeled "Linda Raf-
field," without additional
explanation, totaled about
"The majority of these
expenses, I didn't have in-
voices for," Friedman said.
"I left it in payments to
Linda because there's no
way I can document any of
that. There were payments
to both Linda Raffield and
Johnny Richards that may
have been cashed and used
for other things."
Raffield also received a
$100 Christmas bonus on
Dec. 24, 2007.
After hearing details
of these expenses, an an-

gry member of the audi-
ence demanded, "You are
making more money than
we are. Can you explain
She remained quiet and
composed in the face of

'I know Jesus Christ
and you ain't him
Over the period of the
audit, the FCSWA paid al-
most $3,500 in phone bills
for four phones listed in
Raffield's name and a num-
ber of prepaid cell phones
purchased at Wal-Mart.
Friedman said the pre-
paid phones were pur-
chased for Richards' use.
"When the phones from
Wal-Mart became too ex-
pensive, Johnny got on
Linda's plan with Sprint,"
the accountant said.
James said the two
landlines, purchased from
Fairpoint, were installed
at 17 Washington St. in
Eastpoint, a house pro-
vided rent-free by Allen to
the FCSWA. The house did
double-duty as the asso-
ciation's office and a resi-
dence for Raffield and her
husband, Vince, during her
tenure as secretary.
James said she be-
lieves both landlines have
now been disconnected.
James said she recently
reimbursed Richards for a
Sprint bill.
Friedman said the two
landlines were dedicated
fax and business lines for
the FCSWA.
A number of expenses
or reimbursements were
said to be charitable gifts
to needy seafood workers.
Over the period of the
audit, $250 was given to
James for funeral expens-
es for her ex-husband,
who died in 2007. She was
also reimbursed $250 for
Christmas toys and candy
in 2007.
Raffield was reim-
bursed $500 for the FC-
SWA Empty Stocking And
in 2008. She also received
a $500 reimbursement for
"oysterman's licenses"
in June 2008 and $550 for
Progress Energy bills in
July of the same year.
In August 2009, the FC-

SWA paid almost $300 to
Progress Energy for "elec-
tric bill for an oysterman,"
who was unnamed. James
Duval, of Eastpoint, re-
ceived a $100 "donation for
In July 2008, the as-
sociation paid Eastpoint
Water and Sewer $700 to
settle a past due water bill
for Richard's aunt, Mamie
Richards, widow of the late
Corky Richards.
When the audience
raised questions about the
identity of oystermen who
received help from the as-
sociation, Richards said
that "there were people
in this community that we
have helped. Do you think
we want to expose them
and have them fill out a re-
"I read about another
man who got persecuted
for trying to do good. They
took him to a cross," he
Saundra Powell, James'
mother, shouted from the
audience, "Guess what?
I know Jesus Christ, and
you ain't him."

The accountant's
Friedman's report end-
ed with a list of recommen-
dations to fix the FCSWA's
system of financial checks
and balances, topped by
having the organization
hire an independent pro-
fessional bookkeeper to
handle banking, bookkeep-
ing and correspondence
Smith said he believed
money from the same
grants used to fund the au-
dit could be earmarked for
bookkeeping services.
Friedman said that the
president should approve
all invoices before a check
is written and presented to
designated cosigners and
that all reimbursements
should be documented by
receipts before they are
He urged the asso-
ciation to prepare and ap-
prove an annual budget
and advised the board to
appoint one member other
than the treasurer to sort
and distribute mail

Friedman said that IRS
Form 1099 needs to be is-
sued to anyone receiving
more than $600 in compen-
sation from FCSWA and
that the association must
file an IRS Form 990 each
He also urged the asso-
ciation to complete and file
its application for the 501c3
tax-exempt status afforded
nonprofit organizations.
"People need to come
to the meetings," he said.
"They have to hold the
board, whoever they are,
accountable. If this had
happened after you had
your 501c3 registration,
you would have lost your
not-for-profit status."
Smith is working with
Greene to create revised
bylaws and policies and an
expanded board of direc-
tors with representatives
from the business, faith,
government and legal
communities to help over-
see business activities.
In the end, everyone
present bemoaned that at-
tendance at the meeting
was poor. Friedman said
he was disappointed that
more seafood workers had
not shown up.
"I expected all of these
seats to be full," he said.
"I brought 50 copies of the
review and didn't know if
that would be enough. If
more people don't know
the results of my work, I'm
afraid the rumors will just
go on and on."
Vice President Billy
Dalton said, "The only
time people will show up is
when the bay's closed, and
then they ask, 'What can
you do for me?' "
McLain said, "We can't
gather the people together
to make the decisions. It's
been a significant failing
from the time I started un-
til tonight. I hope and pray
it doesn't continue."
The next meeting of
the FCSWA is scheduled
for Wednesday, Jan. 6, at
7 p.m. at the Apalachicola
Community Center in Bat-
tery Park. New officers will
be elected at that meeting.

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this kind of problem," he
said. "Officer Segree acted
properly. He did make the
attempt to contact his su-
Norred said the rights
of the owners of all dogs
involved have to be con-
sidered in a situation like
a dog fight. "How can we
know which dog started
the fight? If a child were
involved, it would be differ-
ent," he said.
Van Johnson, director
of animal control, shared
Norred's viewpoint, and
said that animal control OS
fliers go through 40 hours

nsdpec s rn g ra
ery other year in addition
to special seminars on top-
ics cha e trol

officers try to respond in an

chm gh ar oa o t
"We probably receive
more calls for fighting on
the weekends than any oth-
er time," Johnson said. "If
they're going to do some-
thing illegal, they're not go-
ing to do it when they know
they're being monitored."

Corps seeks
additional public
The U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers plans to gather
new public input for water
control manuals governing
the Apalachicola-Chatta-
hoochee-Flint River Basin,
which includes Lake La-
"In light of the signifi-
cant new circumstances
and information associ-
ated with (a July 17 federal
court) ruling, the corps will
reopen the scoping process
to gather stakeholder input
regarding these new cir-
cumstances," said the Mo-
bile District's public affairs
chief, E. Patrick Robbins.
Public comments will

be considered in prepara-
tion of the Environmental
Impact Statement for the
manuals, corps officials
Comments should be
submitted in writing to
Tetra Tech Inc., 107 Saint
Francis St., Suite 1403, Mo-
bile, AL 32206-9986. They
also can be submitted at

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In addition, park direc-
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be installed on roads inside
the park to act as traffic
calming devices.

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Sun coast Realt
At the Nov. 17 meeting,
the county commission
unanimously approved a
plan to raze the old Sun-
coast Realty building on
St. George Island. Sun-
coast s offices will move
across Franklin Boulevard
to Block 1 East Unit 1.
Jimmy Waddell of Ino-
via Engineering, acting
as agent for Walter Ar-
mistead, owner of Sun-
coast and the Blue Store,
said Armistead plans to
relocate the gas pumps
now in front of the Blue
Store to the cleared lot
and increase the number
of gas pumps.
County Planner Alan
Pierce said the changes
would increase the avail-
able parking in the busi-
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(Of DOC. 2
A Dec. 2 workshop has
been scheduled by state
regulators to discuss re-
quirements of the National
Shellfish Sanitation Pro-
gram (NSSP) involving
oysters and Vibrio vulnifi-
cus bacteria.
The workshop will begin
at 4 p.m. and will be held
at the county commission
meeting room, 33 Market
St. in Apalachicola.

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with affected oyster indus-
try members, and input
received from harvesters,
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rule amen7mentsplikely to
significantly impact com-
mercial harvesting and
processing of oysters.
NSSP requirements call
for significant decrease in
time allowed for commer-
cial oyster harvest and for
significantly quicker cool
down of oysters at the oys-
ter processor during the
months of May through Oc-
to http://www.floridaaqua-
culture.com/notices.htm or
call 850-488-4033.

Se ree followetl
proper procedure in
Undersheriff Joel Nor-
red said Monday that Dep-
uty Donnie Segree followed
correct police procedure
when responding to an at-
tack by two pit bulls on a
household pet in Eastpoint
on Oct. 15 (See Times, Nov.
"Our officers really
aren't trained to intervene
with animals. We call ani-
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Thursday, November 26, 2009


Allen's Dockside Ma-
rina on Timber Island
had a surprise visitor
over the weekend earlier
this month. On Saturday,
Nov. 7, Allen received a
call from the Trinity, a 90-
foot "jack up" barge out
of Houston requesting a
place to ride out Tropical
Storm Ida.
Allen said the barge
er than 4 feet because its
three 190-foot legs make
it top-heavy. The legs
are lowered in deep wa-
ter to stabilize the barge,
which is used for offshore
The barge was highly

visible from the Carra-
belle waterfront and the
Tillie Miller Bridge. Allen
said he has received nu-
merous phone calls ask-
ing about the enormous
legs and hoists mounted
on the platform.
He said the Trinity
used the stopover to stock
up on groceries and take
a brief break. The vessel
was on her way from the
Bahamas to Port Barre,
La., for maintenance
and repairs. She is being
towed by the Sidney V
an 86 foot tughoat out of
Fouchon, La.
Lois Swoboda,
Times Staff

UAv IU ALLLN I 'Special to the Times

Special to The Times
The St. George Island
Lighthouse Association
received additional fund-
ing last week from several
The Florida Lighthouse
Association has matched a
$2,000 grant from the Frank-
lin County Tourist Develop-
ment Council for the first
Forgotten Coast Lighthouse
Mini-Challenge, to be held
in April2010.
The Mini-Challenge will
offer participants the op-
portunity to visit or climb
all four of the Forgotten
Coast lighthouses Cape
St. George Lighthouse,
Crooked River Lighthouse,
St. Marks Lighthouse and
Cape San Blas Lighthouse
- on April 23 and 24. Sat-
urday, April 24, is Florida
Lighthouse Day.

The matching grant
came in the form of four
checks for $500 each for the
four lighthouses participat-
ing in the Mini-Challenge.
Florida Lighthouse Associ-
ation President Stan Farn-
ham presented the checks
to Terry Kemp, secretary of
the St. George Lighthouse
Association, and Arlene
Oehler, president of the
Carrabelle Lighthouse As-
sociation, at the state asso-
ciation's annual meeting on
This is a golden op-
portunity to expand educa-
tion and public awareness
of Florida's lighthouses,"
Farnham said.
The event, patterned af-
ter Lighthouse Challenges
frequently held in other ar-
eas of the country, will offer
small "rewards" to people
who visit all four lighthous-

fund the first Lighthouse
Challenge offered in the
In addition to the two
grants supporting next
year's fundraiser, on Nov.
17 county commissioners
the island lighthouse asso-
ciation $28,000 to furnish the
interior of the replica light-
house keeper's house cur-
rently under construction.
The money was part
of $77,000 allocated by the
TDC for infrastructure de-
County Planner Alan
Pierce said the money will
allow the keeper's house,
which will become a muse-
um, to be completed before
June 2011 so that the park
will not look like a construc-
tion site when tourist sea-
son begins.
Since opening its doors
in Nov. 2008, the lighthouse
has become an important
tourist attraction. The park
averaged 1,700 visitors per
month and received about
3,000 visitors a month dur-
ing the summer.

artual lu int IImas
Florida Lighthouse Association President Stan
Farnham presents Arlene Oehler, center, and Terry
Kemp with checks to help fund the first Forgotten
Coast Lighthouse Mini-Challenge.

es in the two-day period.
Each lighthouse will offer
special events, including re-
freshments, music, arts and
crafts, and participation by
other local vendors. Other
local nonprofit organiza-
tions will be invited to set up
booths near the lighthouse
to participate in the festive
"The Forgotten Coast
Lighthouse Mini-Challenge
invites lighthouse enthusi-

asts to the area to visit and
climb the historic lighthous-
es of Florida's Panhandle,"
said Kemp, the event's
coordinator. "The area is
fortunate to have four light-
houses in such close prox-
The St. George Light-
house Association received
a $2,000 Off-Season Event
Grant from the Franklin
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the top high school sophomore player in the state.
By David Adlerstein "Last year's offensive
Times City Editor game was great but we
made a run because of
If the Franklin County defense," he said. "To get
Seahawks are going to re- back to where we want to
turn this spring to the Class get, we have to step up to
2A Final Four in Lakeland, play defense."
they'll have to master de- Drake has four seniors
fense. to anchor the squad, two
Coach Fred Drake has of whom started last year,
been preaching the impor- Austin O'Neal and Arron
tance of the Big D, in part Prince; Tydron Wynn, who
because of the loss of the saw limited playing time;
team's Big D player, De- and Zach Jones, a newcom-
Shaun Winfield, now play- er to the squad.
ing his freshman year for With the exception of
the Daytona State College Dalin Modican, who saw

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Senior Austin O'Neal led the team in the preseason opener
Nov. 17 against Sneads, scoring 26 points and pulling down
six rebounds in the 56-51 win. He was 12-for-17 from the free
throw line and 7-of-16, or 44 percent, from the field. Two days
later, O'Neal led the team in scoring in a 59-52 victory over
Blountstown, playing in just three of the four quarters. He was
6-of-19 from the field, and 9-of-19 from the charity stripe, for 21
points. He also snared 11 rebounds.

last season, and widely con-
sidered a Division 1 college
"We have to have a big
three," Drake said. "We
have Carlos and Austin
right now (as starters) but
we don't have that third per-
son yet.
"We need a defensive
specialist, and that's go-
ing to be determined," the
coach said. "We're going to
play a lot of guys this year,
compared to six last year."
The Seahawks opened
with two preseason wins
last week at Blountstown,
downing Sneads 56-51 on
Nov 17 and then Blount-
stown 59-52 on Nov 19.
O'Neal came up big
against Sneads, hitting 26
points on the strength of a
12-for-17 night from the free
throw line and 7-of-16, or 44
percent, from the field. He
pulled down six rebounds,
as did Prince, who added 10
Allen added six points,
and Morris and Arner each
hit for four. Turner has the
height to be a factor inside,
especially with Drake's
plans to move Morris out to
the wings where he can be
more effective.
"(Michael Turner) has
been a surprise," Drake
said. "He played good
against Sneads."
Wynn was 1-for-1 from
long distance, and that'S
helped Drake focus on planS
for the senior. "He shoots
the three-ball well," he said.
"That's what he's going to
be asked to do."
Joseph added a bucket
and Winfield a free throw,
although Drake was quick
to note there may be more
to the untested junior than
meets the eye. "He's been a
big surprise sofar,"he said.
Against Blountstown,
O'Neal again showed se-
nior leadership, scoring 21
points and pulling down 11
rebounds in three quarters
of action. "He's looking to
have a senior year like De-

shaun had," Drake said.
Morris hit 6-of-12 from
the field, and 4 of-9 from the
charity stripe for 16 points,
followed by Allen with six,
Prince with four, Turner
and Wynn each with three,
and Turrell with two.
Junior varsity players
sophomore Chance Buffkin
and freshman Seth Rogers
each added a bucket. Coach
Carlos Hill's JV squad also
includes juniors D'Andre
Robinson, Datwon Ford and

Zack Peters, sophomores
AJ Allen, Adrian Hendels
and Chyler Duncan, and
freshmen Skyler Hutchin-
son, Direek Farmer and
LaDarius Rhodes,
The Seahawks this sea-
son compete in Region 1's
District 3, which moves
them out of last year's dis-
trict with new rival Maclay
and puts them up against
more traditional foes.
Their four competitors
for the District 3 crown in-

clude Liberty County, West
Gadsden, Wewahitchka and
Port St. Joe, which will host
the district championship.
The Seahawks opened
the regular season at home
Resday night at 7 p.m.
against Wakulla.
They are back in ac-
tion in the Hawks' Nest on
Resday, Dec. 1 in a district
match-up against Wewa. On
Friday, Dec. 4 they travel
to Wakulla for a rematch
against the War Eagles.

Couple Winfield's gradu-
ation with that of senior
guard Jeremy James and
senior forward Zan Sim-
mons, and there's three big
sets of sneakers to fill if the
team wants to repeat or im-
prove on last year's 26-6 re-
cord, and district crown.
"People don't realize
how much we lost on de-
fense with Jeremy and
Deshaun and Zan," Drake
and four blocked shots and
over six steals a game,
that's gone.

a modest share of play-
ing time last season, the
Seahawks have five inex-
perienced juniors to turn
to, Adam Joseph, Marcus
Allen, James Winfield, Mi-
chael Turner and Lakota
Humble. Allen is consid-
ered the favorite to get the
first shot at cracking the
starting lineup.
As for sophomores,
'lkekale Turrell is a new-
comer, but the Seahawks
are blessed to have 6-foot,
6-inch Carlos Morris, one of
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The Franklin County Senior
Citizens Center hosted a special
Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday,
Nov. 19, filling up the hall with visi-
tors from throughout the county.
The Thanksgiving dinner fea-
tured a delicious array of home-
cooked foods, many prepared in the
center's newly expanded kitchen.
With about $60,000 raised in local
donations in a campaign spearhead-
ed by George Jackson, chairman of
the advisory board, the center has
a brand-new walk-in cooler, which
also is available for use by the coun-
ty emergency management office in
the event of a natural disaster. In ad-
dition, the funds helped cover a new
electric generator and ice machine.
The center also spent $20,000 to
complete a new outdoor kitchen,
built with inmate labor from Frank-
lin Correctional Institution and fea-
turing four deep fryers, all donated.
The center also plans to put a coun-
tertop that will open directly outside
and a new exhaust system.
"Basically, our dream is to have
an adult day care center with an
outdoor swimming pool," said Jim
Lawlor, treasurer of the countrywide
group that owns and operates the
center, which sits on an entire city
block of property.
Lawlor said the group wants to


Carolyn Smith, secretary for
the senior citizens, breaks into
laughter as she reads off the
winning names in the raffle at last
week's Thanksgiving dinner.
serve all of the roughly 4,000 senior
citizens in the county. The senior
citizen association is governed by
a 16-member board that elects the
executive committee. That commit-
tee consists of Herschell Blanchett,
president; Cathy Puckett, vice pres-
ident; Carolyn Smith, secretary;
Marian Morris, public relations; and
By David Adlerstein

Eileen Dembrowski, 93, from Gulf Terrace, right, and her daughter,

Photos by DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times
Janis Rhinehart, right, serves up some of the fixings at last week's Thanksgiving dinner at
the Franklin County Senior Center,

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Calayia Jones
up with her
Bonnie Jones, of
Apalachicola, as
they enjoy their

About 40 motorcycle enthusiasts collected
$621, plus a wealth of toys, as they took part
Saturday in the first, and set to be annual,
Toy Run for the Franklin County Children's
Christmas Project.
Bringing either a new, unwrapped toy;
clothing; or $10, the cyclists began at the Car-
rabelle IGA at 11 a.m. and rode to Apalachico-
la's Three Servicemen Statue at 1 p.m. There
were 40 bikes, plus Santa Claus. Mayor Van
Johnson played Christmas music, and hot
dogs were for children and adults alike.
Organizers say this year's toy project will
be the best ever, thanks to a newly formed
coalition of Apalachicola city government,
county health department, sheriff's office,
schools, churches, Emergency Medical Ser-
vices and the volunteer fire departments. The
group is collecting toys, clothing and shoes for
deserving children. Cash donations are also
Donation boxes are located at local busi-
nesses around the county. Applications for aid
are available at schools, churches, health de-
partment, sheriff's office and City Hall. Only
children from Franklin County are eligible.
"People have been generous this year, and we
are very grateful," said Kay Wheeler. "We do
indeed live in a blessed place."


Santa Claus showed up on a fire truck
as all the bikers gathered at the Three
Servicemen Statue Saturday afternoon.
Deadline to place an application is Dec. 4,
and all applications should be handed back
into the sites where they were obtained.
Distribution will take place Dec. 17 and 18.
This year toys will distributed at the firehouse
in Carrabelle, the firehouse in Eastpoint and
'Itinity Church's Benedict Hall in Apalachico-
la. Times are from 10 a.m. until 4 pm.
For more information, call 370-0970 or 653-
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The pre-kindergarten
program at the Learn-
ing Center in Eastpoint
played host to a Thanks-
giving dinner on Thurs-
day, Nov. 19, as parents
and grandparents gath-
ered to share in a tradi-
tional turkey dinner. The
meal drew more than 100
family members, who
dined with the children to
enjoy the festive holiday.
School resumes Monday,

Bikers roar with success ul Toy Run

Carrabelle announces decorating contest
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The Carrabelle Area Chamber of Commerce announces their annual holiday
decorating contest for area homes and businesses. Residents from St. James Bay
Golf Course to Lighthouse Estates, plus local businesses, should fill out the ap-
plication below.
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mail to Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce, PO. Drawer DD, Carrabelle, FL 32322.
Judging will be the night of Monday, Dec. 21. Winners will be announced the fol-
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PHOTOS BY DON OUELETTE | Special to the Times
Cast of the world premier comedy "Halfway In"
are, from left, Clay Keels, Jeana Crozier, Blake
Denton, Laura Baney, Vince Bishop, Gina Vicari,
Dan Wheeler, Margy Oehlert, Ben Bloodworth, Zebe
Schmitt and Bobbi Ann Seward.

GAL communityy Theater

launches world premiere

Wlari)n ee n nBoe d (Roy Petey Fisk (Royce Rolstad)
Rolstad) celebrate after winning suffered several injuries caring
the holiday decorating contest. for animals during the show.

Didi Snavely (Royce Rolstad)
works to decorate her Christmas

The Gulf Alliance for
Local Arts is pleased
to announce GALA
Community Theater's
first production and world
premiere of "Halfway In,"
to be featured as dinner
theater perforamnces
at the St. Joseph's Bay
Country Club on Friday,
Saturday and Sunday, Dec.
4, 5 and 6.
"Halfway In," written
by Mark Agustus Gee and
directed by Ed Tiley, is a
hilarious new comedy set
in the lobby ofa Southem
motel "somewhere
between Dothan and
Clark, the desk clerk,
is looking forward to a
quiet evening until Maggie
Shane, who eloped almost
20 years ago with a man
who owed almost everyone
in the small town money,
returns with her husband's
mortal remains for burial.
The action follows the
comings and goings of an
eccentric cast of characters
including the new head
of the Liquor Control
Board whose cocktails
and marriage are on the
rocks, a greenhorn security
guard and his domineering
fiance, a manly truck driver
named Matilda, a shady
lawyer who moonlights as
a photographer, a pair of
older ladies on their way to
meet a cruise ship, and the
dead man's brother who
lives at the motel because
he's "crazier than a bedbug
chewing on locoweed."
Through it all Clark
deftly manages to keep
the motel functioning at a

If you saw "A Tuna Christmas," last week-
end at the Dixie Theatre, then you are already
in the Christmas spirit.
And if you didn't, well, you'll just have to
ask someone who did.
Under the direction of Pam Vest, Royce
Rolstad and Jeff Ilardi did a fun-loving, giddy,
exuberant production of this second in the
"Tuna" trilogy of characters in a wacky Texas
town. Panhandle Players' patrons will long
remember the first in the series, "Greater
Tuna," which played to standing ovation audi-
ences at the Eastpoint Firehouse in 2007.
With a more elaborate venue to work with
this year an all-important aspect of the
two-character show ably handled by dressers
Carolyn Ilardi and Susan Leach Rolstad
advanced the characters beyond what he had
done a year ago, and once again brought to
life the zaniness of the 10 characters he por-
trayed. There are few who will forget the him-
bo waitress Helene Bedd, the gun-loving Didi
Snavely and the humane society activist Petey
Fisk, who shared his grandmother's wisdom,
"If you give Nature some room, it won't try to
kill you." Rolstad showed the comic touches
that he has a mastery of, in full regalia.
Ilardi proved he can step into a role and
bring it to life, taking advantage of his hulking
size and his expressive features to bring out
the comedy in the 10 characters he portrayed
in the hilarious script. He isn't the natural that
Rolstad is for this sort of farce, but he more
than made up for his newness to the material
with a steady and gentle performance that
balanced Rolstad's hyperactivity.
The show, written by Joe Sears, Ed How-
ard and Jaston Williams, was another quality
work brought on by The Panhandle Players.
If your Christmas is half as funny as this was,
you're going to have a merry one -By David

Gina Vicari and Dan
Wheeler are among the
lead roles in the world
premiere "Halfway In."
minimum level of sanity
as the various characters
check in, check out, and
generally threaten to erode
what little decorum the
motel has.
Tickets are $25 each and
include a delicious dinner
with your choice of savory
apricot glazed chicken with
rice pilaf or carved roast
beef with au jus and oven
roasted red potatoes along
with the performance.
Performance only tickets
are also available for $12.50.
There will be three
shows, Friday, Dec. 4 at
6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec.
5 at 6:30 p.m.; and Sunday
brunch at 1 p.m. All times
are EST.
The World Premiere of
this new Southern comedy
is proudly presented by
GALA Community Theater
and Gulf Alliance for Local
For more information
about "Halfway In" and to
purchase tickets visit www.
GulfAlliance.org. Seating is
limited and on a first come
first serve basis.

Aunt Pearl Burras (Jeff ||ardi) and Dixie Deberry (Royce
Rolstad) try their hand at winging blue birds with a
slings hot.

Aunt Pearl Burras (Jeff ||ardi) listens as Stanley Bu miller
(Royce Rolstad) shares his perspective as a ne'er-do-well.

The Franklin County
Public Library, Eastpoint
and Carrabelle Branch
will be closed Thursday,
Nov. 26 through
Saturday, Nov. 28 for the
Thanksgiving holidays,
and will reopen Tuesday,
Dec. 1.
Free computer classes
continue throughout the
month of November and
December at both library
sites. On 'lI~esday, Dec. 1,
at 9 a.m. at the Carrabelle
library, Microsoft Word will
be taught. Later that same
day at 1 p.m., Microsoft
EXCEL I will be offered.
On Saturday, Dec. 5
1 p.m., learn how to sell
your stuff on eBay. This
computer class will show
you, from start to finish,
how to get started earning
money the eBay way.
Return on Monday, Dec.
7 to Carrabelle at 10 a.m.
to learn how to build Web

family event.
The Friends of the
Franklin County Public
Library are raffling off
a watercolor print of a
shrimp boat on the water
by well-known artist Lian
Zhen, above. The print
is approximately 28" by
32" and is matted and
ready to frame. To view
this incredible print, stop
by Sea Oats Gallery on
St. George Island. To
purchase tickets, visit
either library. Tickets
are $2 each or three for
$5. All monies collected
go towards the library
building fund; drawing for
the print will be held in the
winter of 2010.
For more information
about the programs
mentioned above or other
library concerns, call the
Carrabelle Branch at
697-2366 or the Eastpoint
Library at 670-8151.

site using Dreamweaver
Part 1.
The Eastpoint library
will offer Resume Writing/
Job Career Resources at
10 a.m. Thursday, Dec.
10. On Friday, Dec. 11, at
2 p.m., Computer Basics
III: Getting the Most from
your Computer will be
taught. All classes are
taught by the technology
staff of the Wilderness

Coast Public Library, and
are free to the public.
Previous class recordings
and handouts are available
online at http://www.
The National Gaming
Day event at the
Carrabelle Library has
been rescheduled for
Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010,
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mark
your calendar for this fun-

'Tuna Christmas' gets a jump on holiday spirit


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Of 00Birthda
Dear family and friends,
With all my heart, I would
like to thank everyone who
had a hand in giving me
the best birthday party
ever! I really appreciate all
who worked so hard, and
provided and cooked the food.
Thanks also to everyone who
attended the party, for all the
good wishes and for the gifts.
I will never forget turning 70.
Thanks again to you all.
Love '
Rolf E. Gordon Sr

The United Methodist Churches

Sof Franklin County Welcome You
First United Methodist Church of Apalachicola
Worship Service 11:00 a.m. every Sunday
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
75 5" St. Apalachicola 653-9530 fumcapalach@gtcom.net
Pastor: Rev. Them Patriotis
Carrabelle United Methodist Church
Worship Services 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
"Celebrate Recovery" Mondays 7-9 p.m.
Healing service first Tuesday each month-7 p.m.
102 NE Ae. B Canabelle 697-3672

Eastpoint United Methodist Church
Worship Service 10:00 a.m. every Sunday
Prayer 9:15 a.m. Waffles & Wisdom 11:15 a.m.
Healing Service every first Fridays of the Month at 6:30 p.m.
317 Patton Dr. (corner of David St.) -670-8825
Pastor: Rev. Beth White
St. George Island United Methodist Church
9:00 a.m. Worship Service
10:00 a.m. Fellowship Hour
201 E. Gulf Beach Dr. 927- 4635 www.sgiumc.org
Pastor: Rev. Them Patriotis

St. Patrick Catholic Church
Ave C & Sixth Street in Apalachicola, FL32329 or
The Islander (Across from the Blue Parrot)
on St. George Island, FL 32328
(850) 653-9453 Email: stpatcath@fairpoint.net
SATURDAY................. .................5 PM
SUNDAY ................ ................ 10 AM
SUNDAY ................ .................8:30 AM

First Pentecostal Holiness Church
379 Brownsville Road Apalachicola

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


Thursday, November 26, 2009


The Times | B3

Big Bend Hospice and the Franklin Adviso-
ry Council will host the annual Service of Re-
membrance on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 3 p.m. at Riv-
erfront Park, 90 Water Street, Apalachicola.
"I love the fact that the Service of Remem-
brance comes at the beginning of the hectic
holiday season," Pam Raker Allbritton said.
"It gives me a chance to remember and reflect
on the important people of my life who are no
longer with us."
The service also features music, words of
comfort and a special shell ceremony where
the names of loved ones may be said aloud.
Refreshments will be available following the
ceremony which is free and open to everyone
in the community.
The Trees of Remembrance are adorned,
for a donation, with gold ribbons, porcelain
bells and angels, each bearing a personal
handwritten message, providing an opportu-
nity to recognize and remember those who are
close to our hearts.
Donations go directly to providing care,
comfort and hope to Big Bend Hospice pa-
tients and their families in Franklin County,
and can be made at Apalachicola State Bank,
in Apalachicola and Carrabelle, and Gulf State
Community Bank, in Apalachicola, Carrabelle
and Eastpoint. Volunteers are available to
assist at each site beginning Nov. 28 through
Please stop by and read some of the heart-
felt messages attached to each tree, and con-
sider making a contribution in honor or mem-
ory of a loved one to support the mission of Big
Bend Hospice. Donations may also be made
the evening of the service.
For more information, please contact All-
britton at 850-508-8749 or pamal@bighendhos-

A bell with
bow orna-
ment on the
Tree of Re-


Bells, bows and
angels adorn
the Trees of
holding special
messages for loved

Special to the Times

KRIS KIMEL | Special to the Times

in Apalachicola.
Hot cider punch will
be offered and a pianist
will play Christmas mu-
sic from the era when
Thomas Orman resided
in the antebellum home in
the 1830s. All visitors are
welcome and donations
will benefit the Friends
of Franklin County State

ParPkarking is available on
Fifth and Market Street.
For more Information,
visit www.floridastate-

'The 01fiStmas Gift'
0 FUN OC. ,
The third annual
Christmas program pre-
sented by the Methodist
Churches of Apalachicola
and St. George Island will
be on Friday, Dec. 11 and
Saturday, Dec. 12 at the
Chapman Auditorium in
The performance of
"The Christmas Gift,"
begins at 7 p.m. each eve-
Traditional, country
and modern Christmas
music has been woven
into the show written and
directed by Scott Kinkead,
the churches' director of
creative ministries, and
April Patriotis. The story
focuses on two radio DJs
as they host a call-in show
and discuss Christmas

with their listeners.
Members of the two
church choirs, along with
singers from the com-
munity, will make up the
chorus. Highlights in-
clude songs featuring The
Divas of Country Music,
a children's chorus, the
Bay Area Choral Society
and numerous solos.

rreea hilsd ena u
throughout the evening,
especially the Frosty the
Snowman scene.
Tickets are $10 for
adults and $5 for children
12 and under, and are
on sale at the Chamber
of Commerce office in
Apalachicola. Tickets may
also be purchased at the
Methodist churches dur-
ing office hours and after
Sunday services.

Santa visits with
d1ildren Nov. 28 in
Santa visits with the
children in downtown
Apalachicola on Saturday,
Nov. 28 from 1-4 p.m.
Raffle drawing at 3
p.m.; must be present to
win. Tickets are $1 each or
12 for $10, with proceeds
to benefit the Apalachicola
Volunteer Fire Rescue.
Prizes include gift certifi-
cates, dinners, massage,
books, gift baskets and

more. Sponsored by the
Historic Apalachicola
Business Owners Associa-
tion and the Apalachicola
Bay Chamber.
Call 653-9419 for de-

IVe the gift of life
On Dec. 3

So Tt a rM m unity
Bloodmobile will be at the
Natural Medicine Shoppe
in Apalachicola on Thurs-
day, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to
6 p.m.
All donors will be en-
tered into a weekly draw-
ing to win a $50 gift card
and can draw from the
fishbowl for gifts from lo-
cal merchants.
For more information,
call 850-747-6570.

Christmas arade
P ,
through Eastpomt
Dec. 5
The Eastpoint Christ-
mas parade will be held
Saturday morning, Dec. 5.
The lineup begins at 10
a.m. at Novell Street, with
the parade starting at 11
a.m. The parade heads
east on U.S. 98 to First
Following the parade,
Santa will head to Avenue
A to the First Baptist
Church parsonage to

hand out goody bags.
Those interested
in being in the parade,
please call Pam Watson at
6708372 or 653-7041.

marrabe e Love
Center holds youth
rall Dec. I3

Ce'The C rhaotllaeYLo
Rally on Sunday, Dec. 13
at 3 p.m.
Participating churches
include the youth minis-
tries of the Love and Wor-
ship Center Church, Cov-
enant Word, and Mount
Zion, all in Apalachicola;
and Eastpoint Church of
Guest speaker will be
Jr. Minister R. Damien
J. Davis, of the Love and
Worship Center Church.
Guest vocalists will be
Eric Comer and Joyce

Dixson, of Panama City.
The church is located
on U.S. 98 East in Car-
rabelle. Bishop Robert L.
Davis is host pastor and
Apostle Shirley C. White is
general overseer.
vor more information
call 653.5089 or e-mail at

Philaco Club hosts
ChriStmas program
Dec. I0
The Philaco Woman's
Club will host its annual
Christmas musical at
Trinity Episcopal Church
on Thursday, Dec. 10 at
4 p.m.
This is a community
affair. Everyone is invited.
Refreshments will be
served after the concert
at a reception in Benedict
Hall. For more informa-
tion call 670-8088.



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HwAyb98 & 6th St.
SUNDAY: 8:00AM10:30AM
SUNDAY 12:00 2:00 PM
MONDAY 11:00 AM 1:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 12:00 2:00 PM
THURSDAY 3:30 5:30PM

Lula Mae Richards, 88,
of Apalachicola, went to be
with the Lord on 'lliesday,
Nov. 17, 2009 after a long
Born in 1921, she was
a resident of Apalachicola
for 68 years. Lula Mae
loved her family and was
a dedicated wife, mother RK
and grandmother.
She is preceded in
death by her husband John D. Rich-
ards, whom she married Jan. 11,
1939. She is also preceded in death
by two sons, Glenn Dewey and Wil-
lard Richards.
She is survived by two sons,
Johnny Richards and wife Jan-
ice, of Apalachicola, and Donnell

Richards and wife Betty
of Port Charlotte; two
daughters, Linda Cooper,
of Apalachicola, and Pen-
nies Brown, of Abbeville,
S.C.; and one sister Nellie
Boswell, of Pablo, Colo.
Lula Mae also leaves
to cherish her memory 19
HARDS grandchildren, 40 great-
grandchildren, and six
Services were held Saturday
morning, Nov 21 at Living Waters
Assembly of God Church with Lois
Long and Bobby Shiver officiating.
Interment followed at Magnolia
City Cemetery in Apalachicola. Ar-
rangements by Brock's Home Town
Flineral Home, of Callaway.

Big Bend Hospice plans Nov. 29 remembrance service

Apalachicola plans
ChriStmas celebration
NOV. 2/
The Historic Apala-
chicola Christmas Cel-
ebration will light up

ANpalachicola on FridaTh
st ets o7dmwnt wille
lineddwith lum nda bs

en late ndatnhs unds
of carolers will echo
through the streets filling
the evening with Christ-
mas spirit
Santa will arrive on a
shrimp boat at 4 p.m. at
the City Dock on Water
Street, across from City
Hall. For more informa-
tion, contact the Chamber
office at 653-9419.

Or man House
to celebrate old
I h d Chas ione ristmas
The Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental
Protection's Orman
House Historic State
Park will be open to the
public and decorated for
a traditional Apalachicola
Christmas during the His-
toric Apalachicola Holiday
Celebration on Friday,
Nov. 27.
This event will take
place 5-8 p.m. at the
house on 177 Fifth Street


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Daniel Hall, Florida Retired Educators Association (FREA) District 2 director, left, presented
membership, literacy, community service and scholarship support awards to Franklin/Gulf Retired
Educators at their September meeting. Pictured above, from left, are Margarita Pilkinton, Beverly
Kelley and Arlene Oehler.
F/GREA members will participate again this year in the fifth grade essay contest. The topic is
"What a Grandparent or Grandparent Figure Means to Me." Scholarships will also be awarded to
high school seniors in Franklin and Gulf counties.
F/GREA membership is open to any person who has retired from the education field under the
Florida Retirement System with fives years or more of service or any person who has retired from the
educational system of any other state or from any privately funded or parochial school with five or
more years of service. For information contact Margarita at 697-4200.
Gov. Crist designated Sunday, Nov. 15 as Retired Educators Day, noting in his proclamation that
"the educational system within our state is a vital part of our society, providing education for young
and old alike; and at the heart of the educational system is the educator who is devoted to sharing
his or her knowledge with their students."

I, the undersigned, hereby certify that I am the duly qualified and acting Property Appraiser in and for
Franklin County, Florida; as such I have satisfied myself that all property included or includable on the
Real Property Assessment Roll for the aforesaid county is properly taxed as far as I have been able
to ascertain; that the said roll was certified and delivered to me by the Value Adjustment Board on the
30th day of October, 2009; and that all required extensions on the above described roll to show the tax
attribute to all taxable property included therein have been made pursuant to law.

I further certify that upon completion of this certificate and the attachment of same to the herein
described Assessment Roll as a part thereof, that said Assessment roll will be delivered to the Tax
Collector of this county.

In witness whereof I have subscribed this certificate and caused the same to be attached and made a
part of the above described Assessment roll this the 30th day of October, 2009.

Property Appraiser of Franklin County, Florida


1, the undersigned, hereby certify that I am the duly qualified and acting Property Appraiser in and for
Franklin County, Florida; as such I have satisfied myself that all property included or includable on the
Tangible Personal Property Assessment Roll for the aforesaid county is properly taxed as far as I have
been able to ascertain; that the said roll was certified and delivered to me by the Value Adjustment
Board on the 30th day of October, 2009; and that all required extensions on the above described roll to
show the tax attributable to all taxable property included therein have been made pursuant to law.

I further certify that upon completion of this certificate and the attachment of same to the herein
described Assessment Roll as a part thereof, that said Assessment Roll will be delivered to the Tax
Collector of this county.

In Witness Whereof, I have subscribed this certificate and caused the same to be attached to and made
a part of the above described Assessment roll this the 30th day of October, 2009

Jan > n
Property Appraiser of Franklin County, Florida


Purpose and Effect: The Franklin District School Board
proposes to amend and adopt polices, as provided in the
pohc1es into compliance with Florida Statutes and State Board
of Education Rules.
Summary: The following is a brief description of each proposal
Franklin County School District
* Code of Conduct (Amend dress code and use of electronic
* School Board Policy Manual (Athletics Policy)
Statutory Authority: Section 230.22(2), Florida Statutes
These proposed rules will be considered by the Franklin County
School Board at a meeting publicly advertised and held in the
Franklin County Willie Speed School Board meeting room at
85 School Road, Suite One, Eastpoint, Florida no earlier than
January 07, 2010.
The above Policy Manual and/or Code of Conduct may be
reviewed at the Franklin County School Board District Office,
located at 85 School Road, Suite One, Eastpoint, Florida during
the hours of 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM, Monday Friday.



Separate sealed BIDS for the renovation
and addition to the Police and Fire Station Building
in Apalachicola, Horida. Construction shall include
metal building, housing three (3) bays for fire trucks,
selective demolition, meeting spaces for police and fire
departments, toilet rooms, new kitchen, renovation and
relocation of existing electrical service. BIDS will be
received by Cindi Giametta at the office of the City of
Apalachicola, City Hall, 1 Bay Avenue, Apalachicola,
Horida until 2:00 PM (local time) on Thursday,
December 3, 2009, and then at said office publicly and
read aloud.

examined at the following locations: F.W. Dodge, 823
Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Flonda 32303.

may be obtained at the office of Clemons Rutherford
& Associates, 2027 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee,
Florida 32308, (850) 385-6153upon payment of$75.00
for each set.

DOCUMENTS promptly and in good condition, will
be refunded the payment, and any non-bidder upon
so returning the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS will be
refunded $75.00.

APre-Bid Conference will be held for General
Contractors on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 11:00
AM at Apalachicocla Police & Fire Station, 127
Avenue E, Apalachicola, Florida.

All contracts exceeding $10,000 shall contain
a provision requiring compliance with Executive Order
1124G, entitled, "Equal Employment Opportunity," as
amended by Executive Order 11375 and as supplemented

Department of Labor regulations (41 CFR Part GO).
This contracts expected to be funded in whole
or in part using funds from the American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Section 1605 of
the ARRA prohibits the use of these funds unless all
iron, steel, and manufactured goods are produced ix'
the United States. All iron and steel manufacturing
processes must take place in the United States, except
for metallurgical processes involving refinement of
steel additives. There is no requirement for the origin
of components and subcomponents of manufactured
goods. Products listed at 48 CFR 25.104(a) have been
determined to be unavailable in the United States and if
required for the project may be purchased from foreign
sources. No unauthorized use of foreign iron, steel,
and/or manufactured goods will be allowed on this
project. (The following exceptions apply to this project:


Thursday, November 26, 2009


The following re-
port is provided by the
Franklin County Sher-
iff's Office. Arrests are
made by officers from
the following city, coun-
ty, and state law en-
forcement agencies:
Apalachicola (APD),
Carrabelle (CPD), Flor-
ida Highway Patrol
(FHP), Franklin County
Sheriff's Office (FCSO),
Florsda Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC),
Florsda Department
of Environmental
Protection (FDEP),
Florsda Division of
Insurance Fraud (DIF)
and FIcrsda Department

sumer Services (FLDO-

AC Idefendantsarecon-
sidered innocent until
proven guilty in a court

of law.
Nov. 17
Travis N. Jones, 27,
Apalachicola, sale of a
controlled substance and
sale of a controlled sub-
stance within 1,000 feet of
a church (FCSO)
Mervin E. Reed, 51,
Apalachicola, sale of a
controlled substance
Nov. 19
Stacey A. Opper, 32,
Palm Bay, violation of
probation (FCSO)
Christopher S. Bass,
34, Apalachicola, two
counts of sale of a con-
tr led substance c h


33,Kenancektshon illeLys ,
holding child support

pension, 101 NE First Street, in Car-
rabelle. For more info, call 697-2837.
Carrabelle Lighthouse Asso-
ciation will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the
Keeper's House Museum, Crooked
River Lighthouse Park. For more in-
formation, call 697-2732.
Harmonica at Carrabelle library
at 10 a.m.. For more info, call 697-
Kids Wii at Carrabelle Library
from 5 to 6 p.m. For more info, call
Breakfast at the Franklin Coun-
ty Senior Center in Carrabelle. Cof-
fee at 7:30 a.m., meal at 8 a.m. $2 sug-
gested donation. Call 697-3760.
Bingo 7 p.m. St. George Island
Fire Dept.25 cents per card. Families
welcome. Proceeds go to St. George
Island Civic Club. Call 927-4654.
Thursday, Dec. 3
The Bay Medical/Southeastern

Cto u %raBloodmobilSho e
Apalachicola from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For
more information, call sso-747-es70.
Wandering Star Quilting Club
Chills Hall Lanark Village. 1 to 3
p.m. Call Christine Hinton 697-2551.
Community Luncheon and In-
formation Specials at the Franklin
County Senior Center in Carrabelle.
Noon. $3 donation. Call 697-3760.

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Sheriff's REPORT

Community CALENDAR

Thursday. Nov. 26
Annual Thanksgiving dinner at
Chills Hall. Serving begins at 1 p.m.
For more info, call 697-9626.
Friday, Nov. 27
Celebration will light up Apalachico-
la from 4 to 8 p.m. Santa will arrive
on a shrimp boat at 4 p.m. at the City
Dock on Water Street, across from
City Hall. For more information, con-
tact the Apalachicola Bay Chamber
of Commerce office at 653-9419
Alcoholics Anonymous will meet
at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the As-
cension, 101 NE First Street, in Car-

rabElle.rFosr more afo, I In
LmiarkfrVillage. 9 to 10 a.m. Open to
Saturday, Nov. 28
Santa Claus visits with the chil-
dren in downtown Apalachicola
from 1 to 4 p.m. Raffle drawing at 3
p.m.; must be present to win. Tick-
ets are $1 each or 12 for $10, with
proceeds to benefit the Apalachico-
la Volunteer Fire Rescue. Call 653-

9419 for details.
00 Cy, OV. 30
Harmonica at Carrabelle library
at 10 a.m.. For more info, call 697-
Yoga at Carrabelle library from
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. For more info, call
Yarn Junkies will meet at 7 to 9
p.m. The newly formed group is for
knitters, crocheters and others ad-
dicted to yarn. The group will meet
each Monday evening at an alternate
location. For information, call Kathy
Robinson at 653-7196.
Exercise class at Chillas Hall in
Lanark Village. 9 to 10 a.m. Open to
all and free.
Al-Anon meets at 5:30 p.m. at Trin-
ity Episcopal Church's Benedict Hall,
at Sixth Street and Ave. D. For more
info ca lo(850) 2 -22n4anklin County

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Cards begin at $4. Call 697-3760.
TUOSday, Dec. 1
Franklin County Commission
will meet at 9 a.m. in the courthouse
annex. For more info, call 653-8861
Alcoholics Anonymous will meet
at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the As-

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ApalachicolaBay Char-
ter School would like to
announce their honor roll
for the elementary school's
ferst nine week grading
period ofthe 2009-10 school
Perfect Attendance:
Torin Spohrer, Carson Da-
vis, Saunti Turrell and Lau-
ren Conway.
First grade

Al llJ ol{els Griffin,
son, Jon Michael Cates,

D rsh esLITsa
lie Escobar, Kaylee Hicks.
A/B: Cody Cassidy, Na-
dia Etheridge, Martina
ley Lee, Michael McKee,
K.W. Newell, Gregory Wil-
son, Theresa Butler, Katie
Cox, Stanley Gay, Elizabeth
McAnally, Lyndsey Stiefel.
Perfect Attendance:
Colin Amison, Martina
Granger, Skye Huber, Alex
Joanos, J'Necia Penamon,
Davis Varnes, Jarvis Tur-
rell, Theresa Butler, Devin
Daniels, Logan Freeman.
Second grade
All A's: Chloe Davis,
Scout McLemore, Conner
Messier, Edy Rash, Re-
becca Willis, Elan Blitch,
Matthew Gay, Cade Juno,
Jayden Justice, Kalahn
Kent, Alyssa Robinson,
Brock Shiver, Emily Hicks,
Faith Cooper, Camille Wil-
liams, Savannah Parker,
Bailey Herrington, Alyssa
A/B: Adrian Pruett, Al-
lison Register, Sadie Ryan,
Summer Granger, Vincent
Guidry, Krista Kelley, Jake
Norred, Hannah Sweet,
Skyler Yon.
Perfect Attendance:
Conner Messer.
Third grade
All A's: Steven Hicks,
Kevin Flores, Alexus John-
son, Sophia Kirvin, Karolyn
Myers, Phoenix Swords,
Eva Varnes.
A/B: Wesley Benoit,
Charlie Carter, Trey Sand-
ers, Damien Freeman, An-
gel Henning, Daijon Pena-
mon, Mathew Cox, Hailey
Gay, Jaiden Hill, lan Lash-
ley, Christopher Newell,
Morgan Vaughn.
Perfect Attendance:
Wesley Benoit, Damien
Freeman, Angel Henning,
Mathew Cox, Kevin Flores,
Eva Varnes.
Fourth grade
All A's: Corie Cates,
Connor Rash, Ethan Mo-
ses, Allie Zingarelli, Faith
Sapp, Andrew Ngyuen, Sa-
vannah Montgomery, Mi-
chaela Cassidy, Christian
Amison, Camilla Shiver,
Natalie Terhune, Brooke
Martina, Kate McLemore.
A/B: Lucas Sasnett,
Madison Smith, Bryce
Kent, Evangelina Ducker,
Kobe Myers, Audrianna

renamon, Austin Page,
Landen Abel, Georianna
Myers, Jaylunn Obee,
Yanni Pateritsas, Micah
Patriots, Timothy Shuler,
Chance White, Shaylee
Crews, Gabriel Guidry,
Sara Gibbs, Nic Joanos,
Rebekah Lee.
Perfect Attendance:
Lucas Sasnett, Bryce Kent,
Ethan Moses, Kobe My-
ers, Allie Zingarelli, Simon
Hodgson, Mia Cummings,
Jacob Pendleton, Sara
Pouncey Valerie eamer.
All A's: Mallorie Shiver,

astPAll 11 bMareneaBB -
Emily CrosbynI ogan Cros'
by, Jaylon Gainer, Alexis
O'Neal, Astrid Ramirez
Kenneth Wilson, Emily
A/B: Holly Chambers
Emily Gay, Kacey Howard'
Alexis Segree Kristiat'
Scarabin, Greyson Cream-
er, Maxwell Davis, Juliana
Gay, Ronald Henderson,
Bianca Huber, Katy Spann.
Perfect Attendance:
Holly Chambers, Kacey
Howard, Derone Phillpots,
Marshall Sweet.

The following is the
honor roll for the Frank-
lin County Elementary
School for the ftrst nine-
week grading period for
All A's: Cassandra Gib-
bens, Dylan Griffin, Rachel
Rudd, Emma Crum, Sa-
vannah Brannan, Cameron
Nash, Marina O'Neal, Syd-
ney Shuman, Tate Stan-
ley, Haley Creamer, Ariel
Johnson, Jackson Rober-
son, Hayley Williams, Ariel
Johnson, Jackson Rober-
son, Bradley Burch, Jalynn
Degree, Rebecca Shiver,
Aiyana Watkins, Larry Win-
chester, Anthony Roberts
Kyler Custer, Brooklyn
O'Neal, Grace Patterson,
Brantly Richards, Austin
Degree, Kathleen Barnett,
Trinity Baron, Kristin Es-
tes, Clayton Kelley, Ava
McAnally, Mason Ray, Rob-
ert Schmidt, Kylee Smith,
Maddison Whitten, Adam
Mostly, Clay Cogburn,
Dominic Feliciano, Amani
Jones, Annie Smith, Logan
Smith, Jerymiah Stephens
and Hannah Turner
First Grade
All A's: Layla Chisholm,
Brycin Huckeba, Jadyn Lu-
herto, Sean Nichols, Evan
Polous, Destanie Proctor,
Clinton Rester, Eli Whaley,
Caden Evans, Hollie Lar-
kin, Katie Newman, Austin
Shiver, Brooklyn Turner,
Madalyn Thompson, Lo-
gan Waller and Shae-Leigh
A/B: Carpri Cargill,
Blake Chastain, Tressie

Edwards, Austin Gray,
Marci Kelley, Kelson Smith,
Krystina Arroyo, Cam-
eron Evans, Tony Millen-
der, Alexis Parks, Stephen
Malone, Aaliyah Moran,
Emma Pace, Will Prescott,
Carson Stulsky, Maliah
Lockley, Kyle Campbell
and Shirah Pelt,
Second Grade
All Rs: Keondre Sewell,
Jace Faircloth, Rosie Da-
vis, Amber Francis, Chloe
Owens, Mikel Register,
Drake Stanley, Jacob Shir-
ley, Lane Robertson, Taki-
ah Ford and Cale Barber
A/B: Shelby Thompson,
Isaiah Barber, Alexy Er-
ickson, Nicolas Hutchins,
Zander McCalpin, Jesse
Ray, Jazmyne Farmer, Teri
Messier, LaTessa Taylor,
Kristianna Wilson, Darcy
Kelley, Dyna Edgecomb,
Hunter Anderson, Chasity
Ard, Tommy Gragg, Shay-
len Langley, Aleyah Rober-

son, Jason White and Hon-
esti Williams
Third Grade
All Rs: Jackson Mahon,
Jessica Rudd and Tonner
A/B: Colby Boatwright,
Mitchell Sand, Fisher Ed-
wards, Hannah Hogan,
Mikalin Huckeba, Mitch-
ell Monroe, Beyla Walker,
Hunter Kelley, Ethan Riley,
Robyn Suiter, Allison Hun-
nings, Courben Monroe,
Brittani Bouzemann, Tyler
Farmer, James Frazier, Mi-
chael Owens, Shine Pear-
son and Rufus Townsend,
Fourth Grade
All A's: Hannah West-
brook, Jackson Mahon,
Josie Kriss and Harper
A/B: Morgan Ander-
son, Amanda Butler, Myah
Hunnings, Jade Johnson,
William Lee, Dalyn Sheri-
dan, Katie Holton, Braxton
McKnight, Amberly Mose-

ly, Emily Owens, Sally Rose
Paul, Allison Yowell, Cassie
Moore, Ana Aguilar, Trulee
Creamer, Tylyn Gillikin,
Landon Nash, Leah Reed-
er and Matthew Turner
Fifth Grade
All Rs: Melody Hatfield,
Adriana Butler, Scout Seg-
ree, Jackson Subbarao-
Copley, and Thomas Sub-
A/B: Tanner Boone,
Matthew Drennen, Kayla
Pilger, Tyanna Townsend,
Reese Hersey, Marty
Sawesky, Levi Spruill,
Abby Harris, Dylan Lance,
Zack May, Chelsea Regis-
ter, Corbin Rester and El-
lie Weldon

The following is the
First Baptist Chris-
tian elementary school
honor roll for the first

nine-week grading pe-
All Rs: Lanie Allen,
Jacob Carroll, Garrison
Cook, Ava Fowler, Genesis
Jones and Carter Kembro
A/B: Darius Johnson,
Trenton McClain and Ter-
ry Whitlock
First Grade
All Rs: Eva Strickland
A/B: Emily Shuman
Second Grade
All A's: Lydia Strick-
A/B: Billy Dalton
Third Grade
A/B: Trenady Queen,
Destiny Shuman and Seth
Fourth Grade
All A's: Jordan Alexan-
der and Logan Arnett
A/B: Nathan Jones

Fifth Grade
All A's: Noah Strick-


miss~, I

Sdiool hosts GED
testing Dec. 7 antI 8
The GED test will be
held Monday and Tuesday,
Dec. 7 and 8 at the Frank-
In County School in the

Registration will be
held daily until test date.
Testing will begin promptly
at 6 p.m. each day.
Those interested can
contact Nick O'Grady at
670-2810 or Maxine Cream-
er at 670-4481 for more

OUtlines new sdiool
shirt pohty
The Franklin County
School administration is
reminding parents and stu-
dents that it is acceptable
for students to wear any
type of shirt that has either
Franklin County School
and/or Seahawks on the
front, including slipover
Shirt must have sleeves
and cannot be altered in
any way from the original
appearance of the shirt.
School name or logo must
be visible at all times.

Non school name or
logo jackets, sweaters, and
sweatshirts must open or
zip all the way down the

70 Unteers welcome
at Franklin County
Do you have 30 min-
utes, an hour, two or three
hours a week? What about
every two weeks or once a
Then, we need you
and you can be an invalu-
able asset to the Franklin
County School. How?
What about filing, reading
to children, listening to a
child read to you, duplicat-
ing assignments, chaper-
oning field trips or dances,
assisting in coaching a
sports team? And let's not
forget the School Advisory
Council (SAC) and the
Stop by the district of-
fice or school, pick up an
application, fill it out and
return it to Dolores Hay-
ward-Croom at the Frank-
lin County School.
For further information
call the school at 670-2800
extension 1802.

Elementary School HONOR ROLLS



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Year of Issuance: 2004 Foreclosure dated October LEFT HAVING A RADIUS serve a copy of your writ- Section 3, Township 8 PO. BOX 340, APALACHI-
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ANGNEMN4Lots 2 and 3 Block 173, 000026 of the Circuit Court ANGLE OF 15 DEGREES torney for Plaintiff, whose 800-955-8771 via Florida PET & ANIIII~IMAiiiis RAW BAR Starting at 5:00
1100 Legal Advertising City Of Apalachicola of the SECOND Judicial 58 MINUTES 56 SEC- address is 2901 Stirling has been filed against you, Relay System. 2100 Pets every Monday in Apalachi-
1110 Classified Notices Circuit in and for FRANK- ONDS FOR AN ARC DIS- Road, Suite 300, Fort and you are required to 2110 Pets: Free to cola at 313 Water St.
1120 Public Notices/ Parcel No.: LIN County, Florida TANCE OF 104.80 FEET, Lauderdale, Florida 33312, serve a copy of your writ- This is an attempt to col- Good Home 850-653-2525. $1.00 Draft
Announcements 01-~09S-08W-8330-0173-00 wherein CHASE HOME Fl- CHORD BEING NORTH 61 within 30 days after the ten defenses, if any, to this lect a debt. Any informa- 2120 Pet Supplies Beer.
1125 Carpools & 20 NANCE LLC, is the Plaintiff DEGREES 37 MINUTES 24 first publication of this no- action, on Greenspoon tion obtained will be used 2130 -Farm Animals/
Rideshare ~and CHARLES HARRIS; SECONDS EAST 104.46 tice and file with the Clerk Marder, PA., Default De- for that purpose.upls
Ads Name in which assessed: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE FEET TO A RE-ROD of this Court either before partment, Attorneys for November 19, 26, 2009 24 osietc
1150 -Personals Billy Rhodes ET AL OF CHARLES HARRIS (MARKED NO. 4261), service on Plaintiff's attor- Plaintiff, whose address is 2150 Pet Ivemorials .nr
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1170 Found All of said property being the Defendants, I will sell RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUND- after; otherwise a default 700, 100 West Cypress I 30
Sin the State of Florida, to the highest and best ARY RUN NORTH 24 DE- will be entered against you Creek Road, Fort Laud-
c* *i Franklin County bidder for cash at FRONT GREES 05 MINUTES 46 for the relief demanded in erdale, FL 33309, and file 4858TLEA OIE1 36
1100o DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN SECONDS WEST 399.75 the complaint. original with the Clerk LGLNTC 10Lnsae ul xei
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4409T shall be redeemed accord- 33 MARKET STREET, (MARKED NO.4261), WITNESS my hand and first publication of this no- PURSUANT TO THE PRO- Boston Terrier Pups Ver weeding, & planting. Rea-
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OF TE SEOND UDI-scribed in such certificate at 11:00AM, on the 16th DEGREES 02 MINUTES 09 9th day of November, and a judgment may be STATUTE 9328.17, THE$308-5791or50tangpane.Bkris
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FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY bidder at the Courthouse the following described FEET TO A RE-ROD relief demanded in the ANY OR ALL PARTIES mls ca wmig
FLORIDA dooteis~nai property as set forth in (MARKED NO.4261), MARCIAM.JOHNSON Complaint. HAVING OR CLAMING No pseudo athlete. Call
the month of December said Final Judgment: THENCE RUN SOUTH 24 As Clerk of theCourt ANY INTEREST LEGAL OR ,850-447-0691
BANKUNITED, FSB, 2009, which is the 7th day DEGREES 05 MINUTES 46 By Terry E. Creamer WITNESS MY HAND AND EQUITABLE, IN THE FOL-
Plaintiff, of December 2009at 11:00 LOT 9: COMMENCE AT A SECONDS EAST 406.76 As Deputy Clerk SEAL OFSAID COURT on LOWING DESCRIBED
vs. LYING ON THE SOUTH- BEGINNING. In accordance with the 2009.
Dated this 23rd day of EAST CORNER OF SEC- Americans with Disabilities VESSEL:
LUCIA A. GLEATON; JER- October2009. TION 25, TOWNSHIP 8 TOGETHER WITH A Act, persons needing a MarciaM.Johnson YEAR 1979 25' HUNTER *
EMY GLEATON JR; et al, SOUTH, RANGE 7 WEST, MOBILE HOME LOCATED reasonable accommoda- Clerk ofCourt SAILBOAT
Defendants. MARCIA M. JOHNSON FRANKLIN COUNTYr FLO- THEREON AS A FIXUTRE tion to participate in this By: Terry E. CreamerMECADS
CLERK OF COURTS RIDA AND RUN NORTH 00 AND APPURTENANCE proceeding should, no As Deputy Clerk VESSEL OWNER: 3100 Antiques
CASE NO. 19 2009 CA FRANKLIN COUNTY, DEGREES 23MINUTES 12 THERETO SERIAL later than seven (7) days RICHARD WHITE, JR. 3110 Appliances
000404 FLORIDA SECONDS EAST ALONG NUMBERS GMHGA4110- prior, contact the Clerk of This is an attempt to col- 3120 -Arts & Crafts
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| 6140
3, br
CA a ch6cob7F4Ld
Eastpoint, 2br, 2ba,
study/office/br Whispering
Pines Sub-Div, db| gar,
$1050 mo, 678-640-4810
3br, 2ba Carrabelle. Qulet
Neighborhood with Great
View of Dog Island. Fur-
nished. Call for more Info.
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2 br, 2 ba MH, Woodill
Rd., Carrabelle, W/D w/
snhc dedtr$ 0 m k+deu
2 br, 2 ba, Mobile Home
80W slR 6 st
43 Bayshore Dr. Apalachl-
cola. Really nice 2 br, with
whirlpool bath, quiet
neighborhood. Unfur-
nished. $600 mo 1st & last
mfterrentm+ dep. 653-4293


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nished, patio, carport,
must see to appreciate,
t ornont jtclud Odds
posit, Minimum of 6 mo.
lease required. Call
= '
St. George
$160 wk, elec, Satellite
Garbage Included. pool
table. 12X65 deck with
0 3uj511view. Call

2 br, 2 ba, 1200sf Twnhm,
Carrabelle, large deck
$650 mo. $650 dep.
Available 08/01/09 Call for
an appt. 850-562-4996.
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Carrabelle, Pool side 3 I
br 2 ba TH, 1500 sq. ft.
I wood floors throughout! I
$950 Furnished!!! 850-
562-1478 or 251-6082
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2 br, 2 ba, House off Twin
kes Road in aE astp int
Screened in front porch
very private w/s included
OOnOhmet. 3 -68 st
2 br, 2 ba, Unique floor
design, two covered
porches, waterfront near
fEas ed P ntani al s
clouded. $800 mo First, last,
Sec, Ref s, & app 697-8790
3 br 2 ba, DW 1600 sq. ft.
j z oom repla
1.5 acres, v2 m le from
public beach, between
Carrabelle & Apalachicola.
Newly Renovated, $575
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$800 for both. Lease pur
ase 6p70ssible. Call (404)

4 br 2 ba w/FR appll-
ances, pool w/ srvce Incld,
hot tub, sauna + guest apt
w/ full bath $1200 mo, +
utils, 1 yr Ise, sec dep, cr
chck & ref req, Nonsmkrs.
Call David at 850-228-6091

Downtown Apalach. Large
single family home. First,
last & sec. Ref s Req. Avail
Dec 1st. Call 653-1675
Single Family
House For Rent
3 br, 2 ba, 12 8th Street,
furnished $850 mo + $500
sec. dep. Utilities not incl.
No PetsH 850-670-8261

3 br, apt in Lanark Village,
w/ porch & sml yard, will
consider rent to own $550
mo + $250 dep. 509-2460

2br, 2ba, 2nd story w/ bal-
cony in historic downtown
Apalachicola. W/D Incl,
furn, or unfurn, $900mo.
1st, last, & security dep.,
Call 850-323-0599.
Apalach. 1 bdrm furn, elec
gocaw r Inclcude
yard with gazebo $650

is cde
& front porch, nice yard
with gazebo. Mo to Mo Ise.
$500 mo 850-510-2888
Heritage Villas
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3nceoum rbe avallpt
Call 850-653-9277. TDD/
TTY 711. Equal Housing
L rk Villa
bh 1 a na n nw
month lease $495/mo +
dep., no smoking, pet con-
ridered. (850) 653-3838
Lanark Village, 1 br
I apt. unfurnished, W/D I
CH/AayardAsk5 r
L85 697-2 8. . .g
Lar Studio
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Pets ok, $500/mo plus utill-
ties. 850 228 7942
Studio Apt.
Furnished .
Upstairs studio
Qulet location, water &
electric Incl d. Walk to
downtown. $700 mo. plus
deposit 850-653-9116 or
850-774-7178 for appt.

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850 615 0058
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available for rent. Call
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