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YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER FOR MORE THAN 120 YEARS


VOL. 124 ISSUE 36


By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor
The forces of nature were not a
problem in 2009, even if there was
global warming, but that's going to
take a while and it isn't just around
here.
Hurricanes and flooding
were low, thankfully, on the list of
events.
People still went to jail but a
major crime did not coarsen the
year's highlights.
Countrywide elections, there
were none, and of the two city elec-
tions, neither was for mayor.

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What happened in Franklin
County, in this last year of Ameri-
ca's divisive and troubled '00s, was
a lot about money, the widening
wave of a fading real estate boom
sweeping across in a sometimes
frantic, but gradual pace of deple-
tion in value until much less is left
over than anyone thought would
ever be the case.
Not just here, the whole econ-
omy suffered. Money on paper
everywhere was lost, so spend-
ing tightened, and most people's
earnings continued their reversal
downward.
You still had to pay taxes, but
not as much, because you weren't
buying as much, and your property
wasn'tworthwhatthegovernment
hadheenmakingoffithefore.


Pulling yourself out a deep hole,
the threatening kind that can swal-
low you up entirely if you're not
careful, and then looking around
and seeing there's another hole
that you could fall into tomorrow.

$ OO
The struggle to pick up steam
is what this year seemed like, and
what better way than to end a two-
year long winless streak for the
infant Franklin County Seahawks
football team, and then have until
the last game of the season to de-
cide if it will go in the record books
as a 5-5 year.
Don't stop at a single success.
The more the merrier.
The grouper mix-up and the
first four wins ever for the fledgling
Seahawks, those are, emphatically,
two of the year's Top 10 stories, the
sports component.
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Somewhere in there has to be
the economic situation itself, and
all that went with it. With real es-
tate values as much as half or
more what they were just a few
short years ago, and with unem-
ployment levels climbing month
after month, more and more peo-
ple found themselves bedeviled by
joblessness and foreclosures.


More gift shops closed than
opened, same with restaurants.
Hourly service workers joined real
estate agents on the unemploy-
ment line. The people who work
for the cities and the county and
the schools, they all kept their jobs.
Not so with everybody else.
Even the recreational fisher-
men had it tough. Not only did they
spend less money on charters, but
when they did go out, one notori-
ous foursome ended up catching
a huge jewfish off St. George Is-
land, then making a big deal about
it only to be ratted out by lovers of
fragile marine life to the "grouper
troopers."
You can't win.
So it will be a brand new year
for Alabama fisherman Billy Dan-
iels when he gets his chance Jan,
11 to explain to Judge Russell how
it was he didn't know a jewfish from
its cousin, and just how he plans to
move past 2009's sinful transgres-
sions and be an honest man again.

g g g
It was a year that went by in a
hurry, but nothing seemed to hap-
pen fast. Not a hare year, but a
tortoise one, plodding along with a
hardened shell.
Unraveling the mistakes of the
past. Shaking yourself off, putting
ithehindyourejoiningtherace.


DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times


See 2009 AS


By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor

arah Glass and her family
had a difficult year in 2009, so
it only made sense that she
would burst into tears when
she met with cops just before Christmas
Eve.
First, her telephone and cable were
disconnected, and then when her job
cleaning on St. George Island completely
dried up, she couldn't pay rent and got
evicted.
She didn't have anywhere to store her
goods so she lost them too.
About the only place she could turn to
was her in-laws' house, so Glass and her
three children, ages 8, 9 and 12, went to
live with them in Apalachicola.
"I didn't want them to know how bad it
really was," she said.
The woes of 2009 extended to her
friend, Loreal Daniels, who was on hand
just before Christmas at the Apalachicola
fire station to meet with the cops.
Her good friend's husband, unable to
work because of heart and kidney surgery,
lost his oyster boat in Hurricane Dennis,
and then his grouper boat, the "Zig Zag,"
when its engine had blown up and the hull
cracked when it dropped while being lifted
in and out of the water,
Glass' mother-in-law had worked as a
licensed practical nurse for 14 years, but
she was let go right before Thanksgiving.
It meant for the first time, at age 60, she
would have to sign up for a welfare-type
program.
So right now Glass makes her $374 food
stamp allotment go far enough so there's
enough to eat between three children,
parents in their 30s, and two grandparents.
"It's the first time I've got help," she
said. "If I didn't get foods stamps, we would
starve."
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no parade


Apalachicola post

office to cut back hours

Times City Editor
Beginning Jan. 11, the Apalachicola
post office is going to open later and
close earlier on all five weekdays, with no
change on Saturdays.
The move comes as part of cost cut- '
ting measures being taken throughout
the county by the U.S. Postal Service,
which lost $3.8 billion during the last fis- ALAN
cal year.
Alan Ballas, the officer-in-charge post- BALLAS
master, in Apalachicola, at least until Jan.
8, when a new one takes over, said the hours will go from
a 9 a.m. weekday opening to a 10 a.m. one, with closure at
4 p.m. rather than 4:30 p.m. The 9 a.m. to noon Saturday
morning hours will remain unchanged.
"From 4 to 4:30 p.m. it's just about dead in there," said
Balls, who arrived on the job Dec. 22. "We're trying to
keep the highest level of service we can."
He said consideration was given, as part of a study of
various models, to being closed Wednesday afternoons,
as used to be the case when the economy was different.
The determination was made to avoid cutting out any
peak time, he said.
Delivery will remain six days a week, with just win-
dow service affected. Home delivery will continue at the
usual times, with a minor exception due to a change in
one of the supplemental routes. No changes in hours are
planned for Eastpoint and Carrabelle.
In addition, it is expected that more people will con-
tinue to turn to www.usps.com to "click and ship" pack-
ages directly through the Internet. "We're working hard
to educate customers," said Ballas, noting that already
about 15 percent rely on the Internet to buy postal prod-
ucts and services.
From Jan. 2007 to May 2009, Ballas, who has nearly
30 years in with the Postal Service, worked with a cost
reduction team throughout the Southeast. Their task was
to help in tailoring clerk hours to match people to work-
load.
"We've had a reduction all across the country," he
said, stressing that the Postal Service is self-supporting
and not paid for out of tax revenues.
"The post office for the past 30 years has been paying
its own way," Ballas said. "We have not been bailed out by
the government."
He said the Postal Service's $7 billion deficit is largely
attributable to a pre-funding pension plan requirement
that has the money in place through the year 2017. A bill
passed by Congress this year will give the Postal Service
more than $3 billion in relief.

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Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as
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May the spirit of the season and hope for the
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tIe ones

the entire crew. The kids
also enjoyed a cake pro-
vided by the library.
At the end of the day,
participants went home
with a gift bags containing
goodies provided by Flor-
ida Therapy, the county
health department, Supe-
rior Bank, the Workforce
Board, and the Library
Youth Development Pro-
gram.
"I must say it was a very
successful program," said
Barfield. "Even in the rain,
the kids still came and that
was wonderful."
Barfield said she wants
to send special thanks to
Sister Leonius Stear and
Annette Prince who helped
make the reading party
possible and to Burger
King for donating gift cer-
tificates as prizes.


helped bring books alive for
some younger children.
The county library's
TIGERS program threw a
reading party on Saturday,
Dec.12 at the library's Teen
Activity Center located in
the old weight room behind
Apalachicola High School.
TIGERS is a library pro-
gram funded by the Gulf
Coast Workforce Board.
TIGERS participate in
group activities including
field trips and work study
internships. They learn to
set goal and function as
members of the commu-
nity.
Thirteen TIGERS teens
read to 40 youngsters ages
5 and up and guided them
throughgames.PamJones
and Bri'Anna Gordon co
chaired the event. The


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CAROL BARFIELD| Specialty The Times
TIGER Zach Jones quiets a group of excited children
at Dec 12's reading event.


TIGERS readers were Te-
resa Carr, La'Tresa Carr,
Rahkeim Pierce, Kamilah
Hand, Jeffrey Banks, Tai-
sa Jones, Zachary Jones,
Shaquana Weaver, Tydron
Wynn, Direek Farmer, Ad-
reenahWynnPamJones
and Gordon.
TIGER's director Carol


Barfield said the students
hand delivered 50 invita-
tions to the children.
Beginning at 10 a.m.,
the teens read aloud from
books recently donated to
the teen center by Bring
MeaBookFranklinapro-
gram that provides easy
access to children's books


and encourages reading
aloud to children.
After story time, the
kids adjourned to the gym
where they played basket-


ball and dodge ball and
held relay races until time
forlunch.
Barfield served up hot
dogs and hamburgers to


Police Department, Sgt.
Ryan Sandoval from the
Sheriff's Office, and Officer
Anthony Croom, from
the Apalachicola Police
Department, selected the
perfect bicycles for the
three Glass children.
It was the third and final
stop in the county for the
Cops for Kids program,
now in its 10th year, thanks
to the advocacy of Smith.
All in all, the program
gave away more than 300
bikes in Leon, Gadsden
andFranklincountiesthis
year, including about 100
at stops in Carrabelle and
Apalachicola.
"We've done pretty well
this year," Ferrell said.
"With the econo like it
is, people have been very


generous and we've been
fortunate to have the year
we've had."
The program raised
money from a 5K run
and golf tourney at
Southwood, and in addition
to private donations and
the corporate sponsorship
of the Committee of 99,
got help from Catholic
Charities' Christmas
Connection.
"It wouldn't work
without A.J.," Ferrell said.
"He's very dedicated to it.


It's a great way for him to
give back to the community.
"He grew up here.
You can tell it means a lot
to him," he said. "Every
child deserves a bike for
Christmas, that's been his
motto."
Bikes like the ones
wheeled away that morning
by Glass and Daniels,
to top off a Christmas
enhanced by presents
from the Franklin County
Toy Connection, and those
bought by Sister Susan


Roche through private
donations.
"Isn't this awesome?"
Daniels saod. "God has
blessed us this year."
Glass hugged Smith and
the other officers.
"It's going to be great
this year," she said.

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Carah Glass, right, talking with A.J. Smith at left '
was one of the parents who got a new bike for their
children this year through the Cops for Kids program.


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when she met with the crew
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Apalachicola's A.J.
Smith, now retired from


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Thursday, December 31, 2009


A4 | The Times


One day last
week, my good
pal, Bud, brought
over some fresh
fish a flounder
all cleaned and
scored, and a
handful of whiting
fillets. I was out
of cornmeal, but
after a dip in self-


confide to them,
though, that stolen
Japanese plums
taste better. The
same goes for
mulberries.
When I began
planning my
raised-bed garden
in the backyard,
one of my first


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rising flour and
a plunge in hot oil, they
were as good as it gets.
I started thinking about
the pleasures of giving
and receiving.
In the late '70s, I
worked at WFLA-TV and
Radio in Tampa. A young
cameraman would bring
in big brown paper bags
of avocados from his
mother's tree. They were
huge, by grocery store
standards, and there for
the enjoyment of all. We
would bring in stacks of
saltines and sit at our
desks eating our fill,
smearing the crackers
with huge spoonfuls of
the ripe fruit. There was
plenty to take home for
guacamole and fancier
stuff.
Now, at Thanksgiving,
there are guests who raid
their citrus trees and
bring boxes of oranges
and grapefruit to share.
This year, there were even
key limes. Sometimes,
there is heart of palm.
Everyone brings cake.
We like to get, but we
love to give. Even my
students have been known
to bring me a mess of
bream.
My kumquat tree has
disappointed the past
two years, but previously,
colleagues have been
invited to come and pick
at will. I am looking for
a good year of Japanese
plums (loquats), and I
hope carloads of children
will come and eat to their
heart's content. I will


fantasies was
being able to bring in
bunches of green beans,
snow peas and carrots to
friends. The green beans
produced enough for only
a few meals. I have high
hopes for the snow peas.
The broccoli is doing fine,
and we were able to give
Bud a short stalk. We were
so proud.
When I was a kid, we
didn't grow vegetables
or can preserves; we
baked. Mama routinely
made cookies for all of the
employees at the county
road camp. I made sweet
yeast bread confections
every Saturday (part
of my 4-H project), and
Mama always had a list of
worthy recipients.
In return, we never
bought seafood. We
rarely asked, but it often
appeared, thanks to the
generosity of those who
knew my mother.
And now we come
to pecans. When I was
young, we had three aunts
with trees. My sister and
I liked Aunt Nannie's
nuts the best. They were
barrel-shaped with a
paper shell. Cracking
was a breeze, and two
perfect halves were the
result. Aunt Sara's nuts
were more problematic.
They were small and had
a thick shell. Most times,
extreme picking was
required to extract even
a big hunk of a piece. The
flavor was glorious. Aunt
Goldie Mae had a mixture
of trees. We were grateful


THE JAPANESE PLUM, OR LOGUAT


for the bounty even
though it meant hours of
cracking hard work in the
evenings in front of the
television,
Buying pecans was not
even a consideration.
In the '80s, I wrote
a food column for The
Times. Just before the
new pecan crop, I wrote
about recipes that could
use up nuts left over
from the previous year.
Just imagine that kind of
bounty.
My aunts are gone, and
so are their trees. I hope
there are people out there
planting now, even though
it might be 11 years or
more before children pick
up the nuts and crack
them in front of the TV at
night.
In the meantime, we
still have the urge to grow
and give. The collards
will be sweet after they
are kissed with a bit of
frost and produce more


than enough leaves to
spread around. It won't
be long before the pear
trees are burdened with
too much to eat out of
hand. How about sharing
so that others will be able
to make Miss Edwina
Chancy's pear pie (Look
in an old Philaco Club
Cookbook.) or my nana's
pear relish? Figs will
transform into preserves.
Sometimes the giving
goes both ways fruit to
canner and back again.
This is all unspoken
generosity. There is no
"How about a pound cake
for a pound of shrimp?"
We don't even keep an
internal accounting.
We give. We get. It is as
simple as that.
Denise Roux is a
regular columnist for
the Apalachicola and
Carrabelle Times. 'lb
reach her, e-mail her at
rouxwhit@mchsi.com.


By (athy Keen
Special to the Times
Hit-and-run attacks by sharks can
be solved with a new technique that
identifies the culprits by the unique
chomp they put on their victims,
according to a University of Florida
researcher and shark expert.
In a method analogous to
analyzing human fingerprints,
scientists can make identifications
by precisely comparing shark bites
to the jaws and teeth of the powerful
predators, said George Burgess,
director of the International Shark
Attack File, which is housed at UF's
Florida Museum of Natural History.
"Every time we investigate a
shark attack, one of the pieces of
information that we want to have is
what species was involved and what
size it was," he said. "Because I've
been looking at shark attack victims
for 30 years, I can estimate what did
the damage, but I have never been
able to actually prove it."
Now scientists can say with a
degree of certainty whether the
beast was a 14-foot tiger shark or a
9-foot bull shark, a distmetion that
has unforeseen emotional, ecological
and even monetary benefits, said
Burgess, who collaborated with
researchers from the University of
South Florida. Their findings are
published in the November issue of
Marine Biology.
"There's a psychological need
for many shark attack victims to
know what bit them," Burgess said.
"One of the few things shark attack
victims have going for them after
a bite is bragging rights, and the
bragging rights include knowing
what did the damage."
Because of the hype surrounding
shark attacks, off-the-cuffestimates
of shark size are often exaggerated,
he said. "This will give an actual
basis for determining what species


was involved and the size, not
that that's going to affect the size
claimed by the victim in a bar," he
said.
Using dried shark jaws from
museums and private collections,
the researchers were able to identify
bite patterns of particular sizes and
species of sharks by measuring jaw
circumference and the distance
between the six frontal teeth on
the top and lower jaws, Burgess
said. They experimented on 10 to
24 sets of shark jaws for each of
the 14 species they analyzed. The
technique works not only on human
and animal tissue, but also on
inanimate objects like surfboards
and underground cable lines, he
said.
The ability to make
determinations from bite patterns
is important to understanding the
behavioral underpinnings of shark
attacks and their prey habits,
said lead researcher Dayv Lowry,
a biologist with the Washington
Department of Fish and Wildlife,
who did the work as a graduate
student at USE
"Often someone will send us a
picture of a dolphin carcass or a sea
turtle and want to know what kind of
shark bit it," Lowry said. "Knowing
that it's a large tiger shark, for
example, would help us figure out
what large tiger sharks like to eat
and how they attack their prey. If an
animal or person has been bitten on
the rear end, then we know these
sharks are likely to sneak up to
get their prey instead of facing the
victims."
Being able to determine what
size shark attacked people in certain
geographic areas such as South
Africa, where offshore nets are used
to protect swimmers, is valuable
because it may influence the size
mesh that is used, Lowry said. With
larger sharks, beaches can get by


with bigger mesh sizes, which are
cheaper and less environmentally
intrusive, he said.
The technique also has the
potential to save thousands of
dollars in damage caused by sharks'
penchant for attacking underwater
electronic equipment, which
includes intercontinental telephone
wires, top-secret communication
lines between government officials,
and sensors companies use to
uncover oil fields, Burgess said.
Sharks are equipped with organs
on the underside of their snouts
- gel-filled pits called ampullae
of Lorenzini that allow them to
detect electromagnetic fields from
their intended food, Burgess said.
Unfortunately, sharks often do not
distinguish between the signals
sent by prey and equipment, which
can be ruined by water seeping in
through the bite marks, he said.
"That's one thing that makes
them special they can sense
electromagnetic fields around their
prey items," he said.
Laying cable lines at the bottom
of the ocean is extremely expensive,
and having to remove a piece, fix it
and install it again adds to the cost,
Burgess said.
"Knowing that a certain species
of shark did the damage is useful,
because in the future, cable lines
can be placed in a different location,
outside the path of that particular
shark's area of distribution," he said.
And the ability to determine
what size shark was involved in an
attack by the size and configuration
of its bite marks could result in
the installation of a heavier seal
designed to withstand damage from
that kind of shark, he said.

Cathy Keen is a writer for the
University of Florida News Desk.
She can be reached at ckeen@uff.
edu.


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Q. I recently visited the courthouse,
couldn't get in the front door and had to
be checked by security. What is going on?

A. I know it can be inconvenient, but
it's another sign of the times we're in,
Security measures were
actually begun back in 2004
before my taking office
as your clerk. The chief
judge of our circuit entered
Administrative Order 2004-
15, which dealt with security
A in all six counties within
YOUR PUBLIC our circuit. He ordered
TRUSTEE security measures be put
Marcia johnson in place, including that all
visitors at court events be
screened before entering. He also ordered
that all judges, general magistrates and
hearing officers have an additional bailiff
in personal attendance at all times while
conducting court. In addition, he ordered
that courthouse floors housing these officers
be designated secure facilities,
At the time the order became effective,
the county commission had already
adopted its budget for that year, and no
funds were available. The county put in
the bare minimum requirements. If you've
appeared for jury duty or court, then
you've experienced the security screening
that's been in place since the filing of the
Administrative Order of 2004. With the help
of the Office of Court Administration, the
county applied for and received a grant for
security. The trial court marshal had the
responsibility to oversee the grant and the
installation of the security equipment for
compliance. Our sheriff 's office also applied
for and received a grant, which was used to
install security cameras.
In order to have effective security, we are
required to have only one public entrance
and exit. The back door was chosen because
of the accessibility of the elevator. Currently,
most local citizens use the back door anyway.
This is the same process being put in place
in the other counties within our circuit. To
make it more accessible, the county has had
sidewalks installed around the building and

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I need to point out that since the security
measures have been put in place, our
officers have seen an individual who tried
toenterthebuildingwithaguninhis
possession. There have also been several
incidents in the recent past that could have
escalated to violence had security not been
present.
Please be patient, and hopefully, all
the kinks will be worked out soon and the
new system will operate effectively and
efficiently. I hope everyone has a happy,
healthy and prosperous new year.

If you have any questions or comments
about this column, please send them to
Marcia Johnson, Clerk ofthe Court,
33 Market St., Ste. 203, Apalachicola, FL
32320, or mmjohnson@franklinclerk.com.


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ORDINANCE

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The City Conunission of the City of Apalachicola will hold a
public hearing for the purpose of receiving citizen's conunents
on the following proposed ordinance:

ORDINANCE NO. 2009-05

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA
PROVIDING FOR THE USE OF GOLF CARTS UNDER
CERTAIN CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS
PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION
316.212 (FLA. STAT. 2003); PROVIDING THOSE
RESTRICTIONS AND CONDITIONS; PROVIDING
FOR THE DESIGNATION OF STREETS AND ROADS
WITHIN THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA AND
CHANGES IN SAID DESIGNATION FOR THE USE OF
SAID GOLF CARTS BY THE CITY COMMISSION BY
RESOLUTION FROM TIME TO TIME; PROVIDING
FOR LIMITED EXCEPTION FOR THE RENTAL,
SHORT TERM LEASE OR USE OF GOLF CARTS IN
CONNECTION WITH COMMERCIAL OR BUSINESS
PURPOSES BY PERSONS) WHO ARE NOT THE
OWNER OF THE GOLF CART; PROVIDING FOR
AN ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE ESTABLISHED
BY RESOLUTION FROM THE CITY, PROVIDING
THAT GOLF CARTS ARE NOT ALLOWED OR
PERMITTED TO BE LOCATED OR OPERATED ON
THESIDEWALKSPARKSPIERSDOCKSOROTHER
PROPERTY OF THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA;
PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL
OF ORDINANCE NUMBER 2005-01 AND THAT
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ORDINANCE SHALL
SUPERCEDEANDTAKEPRIORITYOVERCONFLICT
PROVISIONS OF OTHER ORDINANCES.

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The Pubhc Hearing will be held in the Apalachicola
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Conununity Center, #1 Bay Avenue, Apalachicola, Florida,
beginning at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, January 5, 2010. All
.
interested parties are encouraged to appear and be heard with
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respect to this proposed ordinance.


4:00 PM LOCAL TIME
January 18, 2010

Franklin County Clerk of Courts
33 Market Street Sie23
Ap~alachicola, Florida 32320
(850) 653-8861


Thursday, December 31, 2009


Local


The Times | AS


New home construction,
which had absorbed lots of
workers moving off of work-
ing the bay, was at a stand-
still.
Only tourism seemed to
hold its own, but even the
steady stream of visitors
couldn't prevent the shutting
down of several businesses.

$ O $

Speaking of shutdowns,
there were the two land use
amendments that were lin-
gering on the books for St.
James Island, east of Carra-
belle, which were going no-
where anyway. It was a year
that the foundering St. Joe
Company was set back on
its heels by an angry county
commission that once col-
laborated with the same
land development schemes
they now felt had betrayed
them. The "rescinding of
the FLUMs" may turn out
to be more important for
long-range planning than
just an ostentatious-sound-
ing phrase, and 2009 will be
when that reversal in public
position began.
The GreenSteel modular
home factory in Carrabelle,
hopingtostayalivein2010af-
ter settling its debts through
Chapter 11, did not have the


kind of four quarters hoped
for by city officials when they
a couple years ago paved the
red carpet with favorable tax
consideration in hopes of de-
cent employment foreseen
in far greater numbers than
ever actually came out of
2009.

$ O $
Carrabelle did have good
news despite the economy,
a big investment by both
Weems Memorial Hospital
and the county health de-
partment into health care
for that half of the county. It
may not be the most cost-ef-
fective way to spend health
care dollars, as the county
had to hammer out just who
had the responsibility to pay
whom, and how much. But,
no matter how much it even-
tually costs and how many
people it serves, this will be
the year a major step was
taken to restore services to
that area, beginning with
the groundbreaking of a new
clinic paid for with sales tax
dollars.

$ $ $

In Apalachicola, the big
news was in education, as
the Apalachicola Bay Char-


ter School moved into the
former Chapman Elemen-
tary School complex, bring-
ing a dynamic educational
approach embraced by the
community like a long-lost
friend, but less enthusiasti-
cally welcomed by tradition-
al public school teachers.
The City of Apalachic-
ola mirrored the charter
school's efforts, and by in-
vesting federal after-school
dollars into a Project Impact
program also revitalized an
empty campus. The county
library, too, transformed
the hollowed-out, hallowed
old school space into a com-
munity center, an important
place for rejuvenating fallen
spirits during deteriorating
economic conditions.
Economic woes meant a
tighter focus everywhere on
spending tax dollars, and the
battle over a land buy of buf-
fer space at the Apalachic-
ola Airport, which seemed
personal at times, the guys
against the gals, was even-
tually settled narrowly.

$ $ $
A new grocery store was
approved for St. George Is-
land, despite much fervid
opposition from mainly com-
peting business interests


and those wanting less traf-
fic on the island. Whether
it ever gets built may be as
likely as peace coming to the
Middle East but who knows
what can grow from Israe-
lis going into business in
Florida, specifically Frank-
lin Boulevard in Franklin
County?
Septic tanks on the island
remained a problem, too,
and that brought out a large
share of public heat this year,
along with evidence that ei-
ther some or many, but not
all, of the businesses on the
island are way out of compli-
ance when it comes to hav-
ing enough capacity to treat
sewage the way it ought to
be treated. The commission
agreed to studies, put off ap-
proving a central sewer, and
generally postponed resolv-
ing the problem.
O $ O

One group that didn't
postpone any problems, but
moved aggressively towards
solving it, was the Food and
Drug Administration, which
pushed ahead with a plan
to require post harvest pro-
cessing of all Gulf oysters in
the summertime. The pro-
posed 2011 ban was beaten
back with rational argu-


ments that the health threat
from raw oysters is rare and
forewarned, and not of the
dire extent that would call
for killing off the livelihoods
of many, many seafood work-
ers, in this area especially.
$ $ $
The largest mammal in
the news this past year was
the Florida black bear, and
its growing interactions with
human beings throughout
the county. Some wanted
them hunted, and someone
decided not to wait around
for the law to change before
shooting one. Bear-proof
containers, reminders not
to leave food out, trapping
and relocating the ones who
took out domesticated ani-
mals, these were just some
of the events that combined
to make bears in the area a
big story in 2009.
$ $ $
War, too, came to Frank-
lin County, with the death of
a Marine, Lance Cpl. Seth
Sharp, who was the first to
die in stepped-up fighting in
Afghanistan that is sure to
growinsizeandshedblood
next year. The aftermath
of war came as well, in a


somber and proud moment
when Apalachicola's Veter-
ans Plaza became the first
site outside Washington D.C.
to juxtapose a detail of the
Three Servicemen Statue
next to a replica of the Viet-
nam Wall.
There were other hor-
rors in 2009, dog mauling
and possible fighting, and
the killing of an inmate at
the prison outside Carra-
belle only to be followed up
the likely suicide of its per-
petrator. A fire claimed the
life of a well-liked Alligator
Point couple.
A beloved mayor, Jimmie
Nichols, passed away after
a long and distinguished ca-
reer of public service, just a
couple days after his great-
niece became the new Miss
Florida Seafood, part of the
long line of Greek-Ameri-
cans who helped grow and
prosper this fishing commu-
nity.
Far too many people died
too soon, bringing grief to
their families. Joy came
with marriages and births,
all part of the life cycle that
rolls on.

$ $ $
Best wishes for a happy
and healthy new year


In addition, there have
been cutbacks throughout
Florida, now served by three,
not four, districts.
These cutbacks have
meant there are people wait-
ing to be called back to work
as positions open up, and that
is one way reason a new post-
master should be in place
within a month or so, as bid-
ding is completed on the job.
In the meantime, Robin
Later is set to replace Ballas
as the new officer in charge
beginning Jan. 8.
Balls will return to his
post as Woodville postmas-
ter, with fond memories of


the three months he spent
last summer managing the
Apalachicola post office and
this month's stint.
"I have never been treat-
ed as well anywhere than in
Apalachicola," he said. The
staff here's the finest. Every-
body pitches in.
"You're here with a group
of people who really like their
job," he said. "Everybody has
treated me with dignity and
respect.
"We truly care and we're
going to do everything we can
to keep a high level of ser-
vice," said Ballas. "We pride
ourselves on service."


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LOOKING FOR LOST (AT
Have you see a friendly, little cat with
soft, orange fur?
She wears a pink diamond collar'
has had all of her shots and has been
spayed. She disappeared on Sunday
morning in the vicinity of 1 64-22nd
Avenue in Apalachicola. This is unusual
because she is an inside cat but went
out for a little while and disappeared.
If anyone has seen Precious, please
call Sybil Kemper at 653-8642 or 323-
0260. "We miss her dearly and would
love to have her back," Kemper said.
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ope your Christmas was a great one! Did
Hyou get over to Chillas for the turkey and
things during coffee hour? Bob, Carol and
helping hands did a very good job.
Can't hardly miss the brass plaque by the
front door. Bill Miller, a longtime friend of the
association, donated the polish,

new members, furnished the
elbow grease. Thanks, guys.
and Mike Hansson, one of our
Can't remember when it was last
cleaned.
You can dance the night
away on New Year's Eve at the
LANARK NEWS American Legion Post 82. Doors
Jim Welsh at the Legion celebration, at 2316
Oak St., will be opened at
6 p.m., with party favors, finger food, live music
and a champagne toast at midnight. A donation of
$5 will be collected at the door for all guests who
arrive after 8 p.m.
On New Year's Day morning, come over to

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Donations accepted. Doors open at 8 a.m.; see
you there!
Be kind to one another, and check in on the
sick and housebound, and have a happy and safe
New Year's!
Until next time, God Bless America, our
troops, the poor, homeless and hungry.


In Loving Memory
of Ray Hatfield and Bruce Keith
As the years have gone by, our hearts still ache.
Knowing you're not with us, makes our hearts
break.
Holding on to your memories, help us from day
to day.
But it still won't bring you back our way!
We know you're in Heaven, walking with the
Lord.
Down those streets made of pure gold.
We treasure your memories, in our hearts we
hold.
For one day we will meet again, and hands we
will hold.
Love and miss you both,
Heather Hatfield Frazier


Obituar


Card of Thanks COPS FOR KIDS
We would like to express our gratitude and thanks Harry Arnold, Jimmy Gander, Apalachicola State
to everyone who donated monetary contributions Bank and Ace Hardware.
to the Cops for Kids organization to help provide Yours sincerely,
bicycles for the kids on Christmas. We would like to
give a special thank-you to Steve Rash, R & R Siding, Cops for Kids and staff


News BRIEFS


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


The United Methodist ChurcheS

Sof Franklin County Welcome YOul
First United Methodist Church of Apalachicola
Worship ServiceS11:00 a.m. erey Sunday
75 5" St. Apalachicola 653-9 30 fumcapalach@gtcom~net

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 Ave. B Ca abell n697-3672

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~ursgiumc.org
Pastor: Rev. Them Patriotis


St. Patrick Catholic Chur ch
Ave C & Sixth Street in Apalachicola, FL 32329 or
The Islander (Across from the Blue Parrot)
on St. George Island, FL 32328
(850) 653-9453 Email: stpatcath@fairpoint.net
PASTOR: FATHER ROGER LATOSYNSKI
WWW.stpatricksmass.com
APALACHICOLA MASS SCHEDULE
SATURDAY................. .................5 PM
SUNDAY ................ ................ 10 AM
ST. GEORGE ISLAND MASS SCHEDULE
SUNDAY ................ .................8:30 AM


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Local


Spe(jg| to The Times
Free computer classes
resume at the Franklin
County Public Library,

Eh kdinair ,
County residents and
visitors to the area can
register for free computer
classes. Each class is a
stand-alone instruction,
with different classes
offered each week at the
two library sites. Check
below for the classes in


January that you would
like to attend; then call 670-
8151 in Eastpoint or 697-
2366 in Carrabelle.

filUfSday, Jan. 7
Microsoft Word
II. Windows user and
familiarity with the
functions of Word in
the Word Level I class,
Carrabelle, 9:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m.
Microsoft Excel
II. Windows user and


familiarity with the
functions of Excel covered
in the Excel Level I class,
Carrabelle, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 8
Computer Basics
I: Getting Started. For
first-time, beginning-level
users, Eastpoint, 2-5 p.m.

saturday, Jan. 9
Intro to Adobe
Photoshop Elements 7. For


beginner and intermediate
digital photographers,
Carrabelle, 10 a.m. to 1
p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. I3
Creating Resumes
and Cover Letters using
Microsoft Word. Need to
know Windows basics,
Carrabelle, 2-3:30 p.m.
Online Job Resources.
Must be able to use the
Internet, Carrabelle, 4-5:30
p.m.


Thursday, Jan. 21
Microsoft Word
II. Windows user and
familiarity with the
kmc ns ofWonHn

Eastpoint, 9:30 a.m. to
12:30 .m
9 '
Microsoft Excel
II. Windows users and
familiarity with the
functions of Excel covered
in the Excel Level I class,
Eastpoint, 1:30-4:30 p.m.


Saturday, Jan. 23
Building Websites
with Dreamweaver Part II.
Know Dreamweaver Part
I, Carrabelle, 10 a.m. to 1

All classes are taught by
the staffofthe Wilderness
Coast Public Library
and are made possible
by a Library Service and
Technology Act grant
administered by the State
Library of Florida.


Mrs. Maria Ochoa
Quintero, age 79, passed
away Tuesday morning,
Dec. 22, 2009, at her home
in Eastpoint.
Maria was born on
Oct. 11, 1930, in Eljalisco,
Mexico, and lived in
Eastpoint since 2001. She
was a homemaker and a
member of the Catholic
faith.
Survivors include
godson Jesus Carranza
Quintero and his wife,
Rosa, ofEastpoint; nine
grandchildren; and 18


great-grandchildren.
Mass was held Monday,
Dec. 28, at 2 p.m. (CST)
at St. Francis of Assisi
Catholic Church in
Blountstown, with Father
Allan Rodriges. The
family received friends
Sunday afternoon, Dec.
27, at Peavy Funeral
Home.
Memorialization will
be by cremation. All
arrangements are under
the direction of Marlon
Peavy at Peavy Funeral
Home in Blountstown.


The Dalton Family would like
to take this opportunity to thank
any person or organization that
had any participation in finding
and acquiring us a home to live
in. To those who worked so hard,
those who prayed so hard, those
who thought about us so hard, we
appreciate every single effort put
forth.
To Mr. Andy Buchleitner, you
should know you are an angel
sent from God above, because
he filled your ear and heart with


love. To Mr. Ray Courage, thanks
to you for coming to our aid with
your contribution. To Mrs. Irma
Courage, thank you so very much
just for caring about total strangers
enough to do what you did. To
those of you who wished to remain
anonymous, thanks be to you all
wherever you may be.
We so appreciate everything you
have done for us, whether you be
our friends, family or someone we
don't even know. THANKS AGAIN,
EVERYONE. Finally, we saved


the best for last: Thank you, GOD,
for touching our lives at a time
when we really needed it. Thank
you for touching people's hearts
and seeing fit for them to be able
to give whatever it was that you
blessed them to be able to give.
With you all things are possible.
You are an AWESOME God, and
we praise you for it ...

Thanks,
Frankie, April, Marcus and William


THE
EPISCOPAL CHURCH
WELCOMES YOU


THE


host its First Saturday Dance of the
new year this Saturday, Jan. 2.
The dance starts at 7 p.m., and
admission is free. Music will be
provided by local disk jockey Ron Vice,
serving up a lively mix of big band
dance tunes and mellow pop hits.
Enjoy this Saturday night come
on by the Carrabelle Senior Center
to dance or to just listen! The Center
is at 201 Ave. F on the corner of First
Street and Avenue F in downtown
Carrabelle.
For more information on the
dance and other activities, visit www.
CarrabelleSeniorCenter.com.

Winners announced f or
Carrabelle decorating contest
The Carrabelle Area Chamber
of Commerce has announced the
winners of the Carrabelle decorating
contest.
First place in the home category
was won by Brooke O'Neal, of 1900
Beacon St.; second place went to
Joseph Dellagatto, 902 N.W. Ave. C;
and third place to Rhetta Strange,
1102 N.E. First St.
First place in the business
category went to Dockside Marine, at
292 Graham Drive.

COMMUnity Garden holdS
holiday photo contest

GaTheen tS are Comdmunity
the Garden and Nature


photography contest.
Photos must use plant life,
such as foliage, flowering plants,
vegetables or fruits, to express
a holiday sentiment or a general
garden landscape.
Photos may address any
recognized holiday that falls between
Oct. 1 and Jan. 20. Submission must
be made between Jan. 2 and 8 at
the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of
Commerce, 122 Commerce St. in
Apalachicola.
Judging will take place Monday,
Jan. 18. For details, visit the
City Square Community Garden
Facebook page.

Apalachicola receives nod
from National Geographic
National Geographic Traveler has
once again featured Apalachicola as
a vacation destination.
In an article titled "Southern
Soul" published in the Nov. /Dec.
edition of the magazine, Apalachicola
is highlighted as "a taste of Old
Florida."
It praises local cuisine and
architecture and the ambiance of
the "real working waterfront here, a
briny mix of seafood packing houses
docks, and oyster joints."
This is the third time in as many
years that Traveler has featured
Franklin County, touting the area in
rlier articles as a great spot for

paradise.


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


Library HAPPENINGS


Maria Quintero


Card of Thanks DA LTON F AM ILY


Auditions set for Panhandle
, I,
Players Oklahoma*
Auditions have been scheduled for
the spring production of "Oklahoma!"
by the Panhandle Players of Franklin
County.
Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 11 and
12, are set as the days for auditioning
for their production of this classic
musical. Auditions will be held
between 6 and 7 p.m. in the former
Apalachicola High School building on
Fourteenth Street.
Those auditioning should be
prepared to sing a song of their own
choice plus one of the songs from the
show, "Oklahoma!" Also required will
bfr msth r a inh s n twoo
be in the chorus only will only need
to sing.
There are speaking/singing parts
for seven men and four women
principals. There is an additional
need for six to eight men and eight to
10 women for the chorus.
Rehearsals for the April 16 and
17 production will begin on Monday,
Feb. 11.
Questions about the production
may be answered by calling the
director, Merel Young, at 927-4731,
or Panhandle Players President Liz
Sisung at 670-8261.

Carrabelle Senior Center
to host Saturday dance
The Carrabelle Senior Center will


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Bubbles
Bubbles, an 8-month-
N old orange and gray
tabby cat, arrived at the
Adoption Center at the
-4 end of March. She was
. adopted and returned
,,. because her owner could
no longer care for her.
Bubbles is a beautiful,
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The Times | A7


Baines completes basic training


Christofer Paul Baines,
19, part-time resident of St.
George Island, completed
13-week recruit training at
the Marine Corps Recruit
Depot, Parris Island, S.C.,
on Dec. 11.
He graduated with
Platoon 1088 of Delta
Company 1st Battalion.
Chris is the son of Larry
and Patricia Hale, of St.
George Island, and Neal
and Jovanna Baines, of
Flowery Branch, Ga.
He is the grandson of
Jim and Vern Stefanko,


of Eastpoint; Neal and
Marsha Baines Sr., of
Snellville, Ga.; and Tommy
and Betty Hodges, of
Cumming, Ga.
Chris' next step will be
Marine Combat Training
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Army base in Fort Meade,
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Lillie Grace Gaskill
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She is the daughter of
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ofEastpoint.
Maternal grandparents
are Lucretia Taylor and
Shorty Shiver, both of
Eastpoint.
Paternal grandparents
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casserole and fresh-baked pound
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The Ilse Newell Flind for the
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Dec. 13, with a performance at
'It'inity Episcopal Church of the
Christmas portion of the "Mes-
siah" oratorio, a popular work
by the 18th century composer
George Frederic Handel.
The Bay Area Choral So-
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under the direction of Merel
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ment by R. Bedford Watkins.
Soloists included sopranos
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Museum hosted a holiday party for members
and friends. The event included food, hot cider
and boat rides on the Starfish Enterprise, a
pontoon boat custom outfitted to accompany
kayak trips down the Apalachicola River from
museum founder George Floyd's property in
Chattahoochee. More than 50 people attended
the Christmas party. In the photo above, the
Starfish Enterprise prepares to dock at the newly
constructed cement pier at the museum on Water
Street, with Floyd at the helm giving visitors a
firsthand look at the river and waterfront. The
museum has been closed recently for renovations,
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sang the aria "O Thou that tallest
good tidings to Zion.,,
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| 1100
5220T
IN THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY
FLORIDA
SUPERIOR BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.


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| 1100
The administration of the
estate of DAVID CARL
SHIVER, deceased, whose
date of death was Septem-
ber 4, 2009, is pending in
the Circuit Court for
FRANKLIN County, Flor-
Ida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 33
Market Street, Apalachl-
cola, Florida 32320. The
names and addresses of
the personal representa-
tlves and the personal
representatives attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be
served must file their
claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the


| 1100
decedent and other per
sons having claims or de-
mands against decedents
estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERl-
ODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED. NOTWITH-
STANDING THE TIME PE-
RIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this notice is De-
cember 17, 2009.
Attorney for Personal
Representatives:
Krlsty Branch Banks
Attorney for Carla Carlson
Florida Bar No. 517143
PO Box 176


| 1100
Iln County, Florida de-
scribed as:
A PARCEL OF LAND IN
THE NORTH HALF OF
FRACTIONAL SECTION
28, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH,
RANCH 6 WEST DE-
SCRIBEDAS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER
OF SAID FRACTIONAL
SECTION 28 AND RUN
THENCE EAST ALONG
THE SECTION LINE A DIS-
TANCE OF 1675 FEET TO
A POINT MARKED BY A
CONCRETE MONUMENT
THENCE RUN SOUTH 300
EAST 1347 FEET TO A
POINT THENCE RUN
NORTH 600 EAST 840
FEET TO A POINT WHICH
IS THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING OF THE LAND TO
BE DESCRIBED; FROM
SAID POINT OF BEG- INN-
ING RUN THENCE SOUTH
300 EAST 836.5 FEET TO
THE NORTHERLY BOUN-
DARY OF THE 66 FOOT
RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE
ROAD NO. 30, AND CON-
TINUING ON THE SAME


| 1100
BEARING ACROSS SAID
HIGHWAY TO THE WA-
TERS OF ST GEORGE
SOUND; THENCE NOR-
THEASTERLY ALONG
THE WATER OF SAID
SOUND TO A POINT
FROM WHICH A LINE
RUN NORTH 300 WEST
WILL BE 210 FEET FROM
AND PARALLEL TO SAID
LAST DESCRIBED LINE;
THENCE RUN NORTH 300
WEST ALONG A LINE 210
FEET FROM AND PARAL-
LEL TO SAID LAST DE-
SCRIBED LINE TO A
POINT WHICH IS NORTH
600 EAST OF THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 600 WEST
210 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; LESS
AND EXCEPT 66 FOOT
RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE
ROAD NO. 30. SAID LAND
BEING SITUATE IN
FRANKLIN COUNTY
FLORIDA.
LESSANDEXCEPT:
Lot 3, One Particular Har-
bor, a subdivision re-
corded in Plat Book 10.


1100
32329-0006
The deadline for submis-
slan is January 7, 2010.
December24, 31, 2009

5214T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY
FLORIDA
GULF STATE COMMU-
NITY BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs
CONRAD SEASHOLTZ,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.: 09-000336-CA
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE Is hereby given
that, pursuant to the Order
of Final Summary Judg-
mentofForeclosurelnthis
cause, In the Circuit Court
of the Franklin County,
Florida, I will sell to the
property situated in Frank-


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5093T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DAVID CARL SHIVER
Deceased.
File No. 09-49CP
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS


STVNR.


MACCHI-


Defendants.
CASE NO.: 08-550-CA
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated December 14, 2009,
and entered in Civil Action
No. 08-000550-CA of the
Circuit Court of the Sec-
ond Judicial Circuit in and
for Franklin County, Flor-
Ida, wherein the parties
were the Plaintiff, SUPE-
RIOR BANK, and the De-
fendants, STEVEN R.
MACCHIARELLA and CA-


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Telephone: (850) 670-1255
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Personal Representatives:
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5108 Old Cheney Highway
Orlando, Florida 32807
December 24, 31, 2009

5203T
NOTICE
To All Interested Partles
Croom's, Inc. has received
grant funding under
FDOT's (ARRA Stimulus
Grant Program) and is now
accepting bids from quall-
fled, Ilcensed contractors
for the construction of a
maintenance facility on the
premises of Croom's, Inc.,
located at 133 Highway 98
In Apalachicola, Florida. All
Interested parties may
submit a sealed bid ad-
dressed to:
Croom's, Inc.
Attn: John Croom
Post Office Box 6
Apalachicola, Florida


1100
Page 7, Public Records of
Franklin County, Florida.
at Public Sale, to the high-
est and best bidder, for
cash, at the steps of the
Franklin County Court-
house, Apalachicola, Flor-
Ida, at 11:00 a.m. on Janu-
ary 28, 2010.
Anypersonclaiminganin-
terest in the surplus from
the sale, If any, other than
the property owner as of
the date of the Ils pend-
ens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the
sale.
WITNESS my hand and
the of this Court this 14th
day of December, 2009.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: Michele Maxwell
Deputy Clerk
Steve M. Watkins, Ill
FBN:0794996
41 Commerce Street
Apalachicola, FL 32320
(850) 653-1949
December 24, 31, 2009





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| 1100 || 1100 || 3220 | 6100 | 6140
monwealth Boulevard, Mall specified in Section 3 br, 2 ba, house for rent
Station 35, Tallahassee, 35.22(3) of the Florida in Apalachicola. Cntrl air
Florida 32399. The Depart- Statutes. Any subsequent fireplace, W/D, D/W sun
ment must receive the re- Intervention will only be at deck, shady fncd in yard,
quest within twenty-one the approval of the presid- 2 Piece Living Rm Set For Lease work shed, ample parking
(21)daysafteryourrecelpt Ing officer upon motion r muLeat r$6 tchne COmmercial $800 mo, $600 sec dep.
of this notice. filed under Rule Call Brenda 227-5380.
28-106.205, Florida Admin- used, in crates. 425-8374. Building
When the Department re- Istrative Code. Delivery Avall. Approx 1100 sq ft. er 5400ba ple 3 rd
ceives an adequate and Available now
timely filed request for A person whose substan- Corner of Hwy 98 & na e dtil ackItchaer
hearing, the Department tlal Interest,; are affected 12th Street $800 for both. Lease ur-
will request the assign- by the Department's pro- 850-653-9788 or
ment of an administrative posed agency action may 5 Piece 100% Microfiber 850 615 0058 ase 6p70ssible. Call (404)
law judge. Once an admin- choose to pursue media- Living Rm Set complete
Istrative law judge is re- tlonasanalternativerem- w/coffee table set $599, .... Carabelle- 3 br, 2 ba
quested, the referring edy under Section 120.573 ALL NEW In boxes. Delly- a screened porch, view of
agency will take no further before the deadline for fil- ery available. | 6110 Gulf. $650 mo + $350 dep
action with respect to the Ing a petition. Choosing 850-425-8374 Call 850-510-2888
proceeding except as a mediation will not ad- Carrabelle 3 br 1 ba,
party htigant, as long as versely afect the right to a
the Division of Administra- hearing if mediation does completely remodeled,
tive Hearings has jurisdic- not result in a settlement. 2 br, 2 ba, 2nd story w/ nehpr ateNEardst tO
tion over the formal pro- The procedures for pursu- $160 Brand name queen balcony in historic down-
ceeding. Ing mediation are set forth. mattress set, unused in town Apalachicola. W/D Lease/Purchase Possible,
below sealed plastic with war- Incl. furn, or unfurn, Call 404-266-0067
Rule 28-106.201(2), Florida ranty, 222-7783 $900mo. 1st, last, & secu- Eastpoint, 2br 2ba, study
Administrative Code, ex- A person may pursue me- rity dep., 850-323-0599. ofice Whispering Pines
plains what must be In- diation by reaching a me- Furnished Loft Apt, in his- Sub-Div db| gar $950 mo,
clouded in a petition for a diation agreement with all toric district. Cbl/wtr Incl Call 678-640-4810
formal administrative pro- parties to the proceeding 1100sf high ceilings, Pn- Lanark- 2 br 1 ba, w/ Ig
ceeding. Section (which include the appll- $169 Queen Pillowtop vate entrance and deck. fncd yd, arate LR &
120.54(5)(b)4, Florida Stat- cant, the Department, and mattress & box. Manufac- No smkg/ pets. $750 mo. den, cover pking & stor-
utes, and Rule any person who has filed a turer wrapped, with war- +$750 dep. 850-653-3838 a $585 mo. 1st mo freel
28-106.201(2) of the Flor- timely and sufficient petl- ranty. 222-7783 Del. Avall- 2 9 Florida Ave. Call
Ida Administrative Code, tlon for a hearing) and by able. Heritage Villas 850-528-0716
explain what must be In- showing bow the substan-
cluded in a petition for a tlal Interests of each medl- Apartments Waterfront
formal administrative pro- ating party are affected by , 2BR handicap unit now
ceeding. Unless otherwise the Department's action or available. Some rental as- Rental
provided by statute, and proposed action. The distance may be available. 3br, 2ba Carrabelle. Qulet
except for agency enforce- agreement must be filed in 100% LEATHER Living HUD vouchers accepted. Neighborhood with Great
ment and disciplinary ac- (received by) the OHice of Rm Set, Lifetime Warranty Call 850-653-9277. TDD/ View of Dog Island. Fur-
tlons that shall be Initiated General Counsel of the NEW still in crate. List TTY 711. Equal Housing nished. Call for more Info.
under Rule 28-106.2015, Department at 3900 Com- 7911 Ca e vrer$649.. Opportunity. 850-443-.2216
F.A.C., initiation of pro- monwealth Boulevard, Mall L rk Villa
ceedings shall be made by Station 35, Tallahassee 1 br 1 na Renovat / fur-
written petition to the Florida 32399-3000, by the ,
agency responsible for same deadline as set forth nished end unit, new | 6170
rendering final agency ac- above for the filing of a pe- kitchtehn & bath muom 4 2 br, 2 ba MH, Woodill
tlon. The term petition" In- tuition. AhicNkEWMaQueen Luxu dep., no smoking, pet con- Rd., Carrabelle, W/D w/
clues any document that aled plastic. Full Wa sidered. (850) 653-3838 shed, trash pick up in-
requests an evidentiary The agreement to mediate se p r clouded. $500 mo. +dep.
proceeding and asserts must Includethefollowing: ranty. Sacrifice $299. Can Lanark Villa 850-685-6787.
the existence of a disputed deliver. 222-7783
issue of material fact. Each (a) The names, addresses, 2abdr, 2c reabde7ekrl
petition shall be legible and telephone numbers of 2br, 1ba, W/D Incl. utilities. ?
and on 8 1/2 by 11 Inch any persons who may at- $700mo. 2bd, 1ba w/ W/D Just renovated $600 mo +
white paper. Unless tend the mediation; Newly decorated $500mo. $300 dep (850) 510-2888
printed, the Impression Beautiful Sofa/Loveseat 850-697-2220 or call 2 br, 2 ba, Mobile Home
shall be on one side of the (b) The name, address, Microfiber set. $499. Still in 850-509-3535 318 Woodill Rd. Furnished,
paper only and lines shall and telephone number of crate, never used. Factory p p $600 deposit $600 month
be double-spaced. the mediator selected by warranty, solid oak Lanark Village, 1 br 850-697-8440
the parties, or a provision foundation. Can deliver. I apt. unfurnished W/D, I
(a)Thenameandaddress for selecting a mediator 545-7112 H/A,1ayardAsk4 rrno, la Ry o I)r.2Apalac
of each agency affected within a specified time: 850-697-2788 Im I whirlpool bath, quiet

dnedn f cahl agency sb thThe)a ra f scaa on m II mu o pt or a shehd dmo 1stUn
coated with the mediation: Bedroom Set King Size ture single person, $500 mo rent + dep. 653-4293
(b) The name, address, Solid wood dovetailed Includes all utilities Unfur- after 4 pm.
and telephone number of (d) The agreement of the drawers. New still in pack- Sh 04850-697-8623 or
the petitioner; the name, parties on the confidenti- aging. Worth $2600, give
address, and telephone ality of discussions and away $1.100. Can deliver SOuthern Villas
number ofthe petitioner's documents introduced 222-7783
representative, If any, during mediation: Apartments
which shall be the address Immediate opening on 2
for service purposes dur- (e) The date, time, and > BR HC & non-HC acces-
Ing the course of the pro- place of the first mediation sible units. Rental units.
ceeding; and an explana- session, or a deadline for Rental assistance availa-
tion of how the petitioner's holding the first session, if ('herry sleigh Beds I ble. Call 850-653-9277.

surbsta Itnter nwildbee omediat mhas y te 8 425-83 49. Call TDDO Equal Hous- Honmhs

(c) A statement of when party's representative who Furnished a ... rejgshouse
and how the petitioner re- shall have the authority to 7140 Forms & Ranches
ceived notice of the settle or recommend set- Upstairs studio 7150 Lots and AcreaOe
Department s action; tlement, Dining Room Set: Queen Quiet location, water & 7160 Mobile Homes/Lots
Anne Formal table with 6 electric Incl'd. Walk to 7170 waterfront
(d) A statement of all dis- and matching upholstered downtown. $700 mo. plus 7180 Investment
p ttedf t ue r nmatetr (g) Elther an explanation of 3rsClllA 2 -7b7 es. Opult4850-MS-9 6 or 7190 o T n
petition must so Indicate; how the substantial Inter 7200 Timeshare

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proposed action; elach apartyn hasor nead work & all util. $300dep Wewa 09NMa oxHDr
rp g Minimum of 6mo. lease re-
fl r com es by reference. 3250 quired. Call 850-697-3246 10HO 0 49 OrigOBOWC

oen I ddscart nulroe rt corsitgh u hor z All You Can Eat 850-234-4915 or 785-7255

thoesedDaecplartmi dinpro- representatives. SNOW CRABS* esso
explanation of how th al- As provided in Section $15.99 at UP THE CREEK 2 br, 2 ba, 1200sf Twnhm 7160

peecdficfacts srekitesttaoutehe 12e0s57h3eotfithe Fao Ida Statt eW BMA dS ngApaa rameole$65 d p. A Ap ac ob a, h1 2til
and of all parties to mediate cola at 313 Water St. able now Call for an appt. room, orch, a, all elec-
will toll the time Ilmitations 850-653-2525. $1.00 Draft 850-562-4996. tric furnish sdp on lot
(g) A statement of the relief Imposed by Sections Been F " " " 4 121ftx75ft. Welding shop
sught t sphe t e u nSraand 120 rd7 r rae- I a I | h8 0 73 1d2equiphment.

apartment to take with re- less otherwise agreed by 3 br 2 ba TH pool side,
spect to the Department s the parties, the mediation Landscaper fully experl- I 1500 sq. ft. Wood floors I
proposed action. must be concluded within ence, selective pruning, throughout! $850 Par-
sixty days of the execution weeding. & planting. Rea- tally furnished! 850-
A eason ma mequestpeT- t ee I ttlef medl sonable rates. Looking for 56 -1 78 r 2 1-6082

tlon for an administrative the administrative dispute, nO m7eds v al td
hearing. The person filing the Department must enter miles, ocean swimming. : * : e
the request for extension a final order Incorporating No pseudo athlete. Call | 6140 ISHigHMEMalHgg
must do so within the time the agreement of the par- 850-447-0691 1, br RECREAHONM

rlfordfillnaboaepetjd teatlFe enrsstw Pbes f- ApalachicolaFL. Antique&Collectibles

q selllThp r uvathmtuhse n dd I such a rnodifDed Call 850-643-7740. r bsUtility Vehicles
state why an extension is apartment have a right to 2 br, 2 ba, Unique floor 8140 vans
needed. The Department petition for a hearing only a design, two covered 8150 Commercial
will grant an extension only in accordance with the re- porches, waterfront near 8160 Motorcycles
when good cause is quirements for such set East Point, house is 1 acre 8170 Au 0 ories


haowpetition or request for o ee oun EM ENT e e raanI naal Watercraft
extension of time is filed, receipt of this notice. If me- 4100 Help Wanted 3 br 2 ba, DW 1600 sq. ft. 8240 Boat & Marine
further order of the Depart- diation terminates without 4130 Employment WIth utility room, fireplace 8245 Bouapt il s & Docks
ment becomes necessary settlement of the dispute, Information and Jacuzzl, secluded on 8310 Aircraft/Aviation
to effectuate this notice. the Department shall notify 1.5 acres, V2 mile from 8320 ArV/DifRoadVehicles
Accordingly, the all parties in writing that public beach, between 8330 Campers & Trailers
Department's final action the administrative hearing Carrabelle & Apalachicola. 8340 Motorhomes
mo tl erent f orn tthh p sesaunder2 ctior POSTA41300YT JOB NiewlyegReinctvate c.
notice. Actions undertaken main available for disposl- INFO FOR SALE? 954-816-7004 | 8210
by you under this permit, tlon of the dispute, and the 3 br, 2 ba, energy efficient 2005 Bruce Roberts 301t
p Irdg the Itahpese of "oe a nesw atTecllll tah home. Carpet, nice yard. Steel Trawler. 85hp Deslel.
such a request for hearing, ply for challenging the Caution W/D Incld. Small pets wel- Survey Report avall.
may be subject to modifl- agency action and electing comel $800mo +$800 Located Port St. Joe. $18K
cation, removal, or restora- remedies under those two You NEVER have to pay dep.Avail now 653-5144 954-288-7536
tlon. statutes. for Information avuut
December 31, 2009 federal or postal jobs. If $
Failure to petition within you see a job
the allowed time frame guarantee, contact the
constitutes waiver of any FTC
right that such a person The Federal Trade

ddeo2 ec o lb lsArrnCe a3T bmer a0 a we
Statutes and to participate Carrabelle, Florida 32322.
as a party to the proceed- www.ftc.gov/jobscams www.gage *estre.com

Ip7titl n aolegha Insuifscient 1-877-FTC-HELP 2 BR 2 B Furnished, )oublewide
timely received this notice MERC A public service Fenced ard on 2 lots, decorated ... $600.00
constitutes final agency 3100 Antiques message from the FTC 3 BR 2 Doublewide

tachondWhenastah cond bte Ap es a e) ee;4, e ar I ed E k

c dl .168eviewheun er Idni g8 applies e oee el d ck Yard ......... $600.00
Ida Statutes and Rules Equipment Front & Back Porch ... ... $525.00


9.030(b)(1) and 9.110 of 3170 Collectibles 3 BR 3 B Condo
the Florida Rules of Appel- 3180 Computers Unfurnished Pool $750.00
late Procedure by filing a 3190 Electronics 3 BR 3 B Condo
notice of appeal with the wPoao6da it On Furnished Pool......... .................$500.00 wk
Department of Environ- 3220 Furniture 2 BR End Unit Apt
mental Protection, Office 3230 Garage/Yard Sales Furnished Car ort... ... $525.00
of General Counsel, De- 3240 Guns 1 BR Interior pt
apartment Clerk, 3900 Com- 3250 Good Thingsto Eat Furnished Redecorate d ... ... $500.00
monwealth Boulevard, Mall 3260 Health & Fitness 6100 Business/ 2 BR 1 BAt
Station 35, Tallahassee, 3270 Jeweiry/Clothing commercial Unfurnishe Apt......... ...................... $500.00
Florida 32399, and with the 3280 Machinery/ 6110 Apartments 3 BR 1 B Furnished A pt (3 Day Min)
appropriate district court of Equipment 0120 Beach Rentals ........... ... .................... .................$650.00 wk
appeal within thirty days 3290 Medical Equipment 6130 Condo/Townhouse 2 BR 1 B Water Frort House
after this final order Is filed cl nNamuments o8.nemRa t anted Beautiful View............ ...................... $900.00
with the Department Clerk. 3320 Plants & Shrubs/ 6160 Rooms for Rent Beach front house:. with winter rates.
The notice filed with the Supplies 0170 Mobile Home/Lot Short & Long term rentals
district court must be ac- 3330 Restaurant/Hotel 6180 Out-of-Town Rentals PLEASE CALL JC ANN 850-697-9604
companies by the filing fee ipo B o& ell) timeshare Re la OR 850-323-0444 FOR RENTALS.


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DENCE BANK, N.A., I will 5242T DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE dinator at 8506972112, PO
sell to the highest and best IN THE SECOND JUDI- NOT KNOW TO BE DEAD BOX 340, APALACHICOLA
bidder for cash, at 11:00 CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND OR ALIVE, WHETHER FL, 32320. If hearing Im-
a.m. (Eastern Time) on the FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES paired, contact (TDD)
20th day of January, 2010, FLORIDA MAY CLAIM AN INTERST 8009558771 via Florida
at the front steps of the AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DE- RelaySystem.
Franklin County Court- SUPERIOR BANK, VISEES, GRANTEES, OR
house, Apalachicola, Flor- Plaintif, OTHER CLAIMANTS Ben-Ezra & Katz, PA.
Ida, the following de- Attorneys for Plaintif
scribed real property as vs. LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 2901 Stirling Road,
set forth in said Final Judg- UNKNOWN Sulte 300
ment of Foreclosure: ROBERT H. WHATLEY Fort Lauderdale, Florida
and CINDY H. WHATLEY CURRENT ADDRESS: UN- 33312
Lot 14 of HIdden Beaches, Defendants, KNOWN Telephone: (305) 770-4100
according to the plat Fax: (305) 653-2329
thereofasrecordedinPlat CASENO.08-000222-CA YOU ARE NOTIFIED that December31,2009
Book 8, Page 11, of the any action to foreclose a January?, 2010
public records of Franklin NOTICE OF SALE mortgage on the following 5319T
County, Florida property in FRANKLIN IN THE SECOND JUDI-
NOTICE IS HEREBY County Florida: CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
The successful bidder at GIVEN pursuant to a Sum-
the sale will be required to mary Final Judgment of COMMENCE AT THE IN- FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY
place the requisite state Foreclosure dated Decem- TERSECTION OF SEC- FLORIDA
documentary stamps on ber 14, 2009, and entered TION 25, 26, 35 AND 36,
the Certificate of Title. In Civil Action No. TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, COASTAL COMMUNITY
08-00222-CA of the Circuit RANGE 5 WEST FRANK- BANK
DATED this 14th day of Court of the Second Judl- LIN COUNTY FLORIDA, Plaintif
December 2009. clal Circuit in and for AND THENCE RUN Vs
Franklin County, Florida, SOUTH 89 DEGRESS 20
Hon. MARCIA JOHNSON wherein the parties were MINUTES EAST ALONG NATHAN DONAHOE
Clerk of the Court the Plaintiff, SUPERIOR THE SOUTH BOUNDARY Defendant
Franklin County, Florida BANK, and the Defend- OF SAID SECTION 25, A
By: Michele Maxwell ants, ROBERT H. DISTANCE OF 3054.39 CASE NO. 09-000224-CA
As Deputy Clerk WHATLEY and CINDY H. FEET TO THE CENTER-
WHATLEY I will sell to the LINE OF STATE ROAD NOTICE OF SALE
FRANKA. BAKER highest and best bidder NO. 30, THENCE RUN
ATTORNEY AT LAW for cash, at 11:00 AM NORTH 57 DEGREES 25
4431 Lafayette Street (Eastern Time) on the 20th MINUTES 30 SECONDS NOTICE IS HEREBY
Marlanna, FL 32446 day of January, 2010, at EAST ALONG SAID CEN- GIVEN pursuant to a Final
December 24, 31, 2009 the front steps of the TERLINE 272.15 FEET Judgment of Foreclosure
Franklin County Court- THENCE RUN NORTH 32 dated December 15, 2009
house, Apalachicola, Flor- DEGREES 34 MINUTES 30 and entered in Civil Action
5221T Ida, the following de- SECONDS WEST 50.00 No. 09-000224 CA of the
IN THE SECOND JUDI- scribed real property as FEET TO THE POINT OF Circuit Court of the Sec-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND set forth in said Final Judg- BEGINNING. FROM SAID ondFJud al cuu n Fa
FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY ment of Foreclosure: POINT OF BEGINNING
FLORIDA CONTINUE NORTH 32 wda, where the Ppaa s
Lot 24 of Village Green By DEGREES 34 MINUTES 30
SUPERIOR BANK, The Sea, Phase 1, accord- SECONDS WEST 383.00 COASTAL COMMUNITY
Plaintif, Ing to the Plat thereof, re- FEET THENCE RUN B an hNe De)fenda
corded in Plat Book 8, NORTH 57 DEGRESS 25 sell to the highest and best
vs. pages) 10, of the public MINUTES 30 SECONDS bidder for cash, at 11:00
records of Franklin EAST 100.00 FEET
ROBERT H. WHATLEY County Florida THENCE RUN SOUTH 32 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the
and CINDY H. WHATLEY DEGREES 34 MINUTES 30 27th day of January 2010
Defendants. The successful bidder at SECONDS EAST 383.00 ratnhkelnfro steps a re
the sale will be required to FEET THENCE RUN
CASE NO.:08-000222-CA place the requisite state SOUTH 57 DEGREES 25 house, Apalachicola, Flor-
documentary stamps on MINUTES 30 SECONDS Ida, the
NOTICE OF SALE the Certificate of Title. WEST 100.00 FEET TO following-described real
THE POINT OF BEGINN- property as set forth in
NOTICE IS HEREBY DATED this 14th day of ING said Final Judgment of
GIVEN pursuant to a Sum- December 2009. Foreclosure.
mary Final Judgment of has been filed against you
re s 9daa Dece"n- Hon.MARCIAJOHNSON and you are required to srlBluanSu Ivjceka

Civil Acti N Clerk of the Court serve a copy of your writ- unrecorded subdivision of

t00C to ecoC3 Ilpnh etay Ida td sa eer heesfir t bl sands 8n ction 21 oewn-
Judicial Circuit in and for fault Law Group, PL. West, Franklin County
Franklin County, Florida, FRANK A. BAKER Plaintiff s attorney whose Florida; said lands being
wherein the parties were ATTORNEY AT LAW address is 9119 Corporate ey v lufe
the Plaintiff, SUPERIOR 4431 Lafayette Street Lake Drive, Sulte 300,
BANK, and the Defend- Marianna, FL 32446 Tampa, Florida 33634, and Islan, Inc.ds grantor
ants, ROBERT H. December24,31,2009 file the original with this ay
WHATLEY and CINDY H. Court either before service granted, dated October 20
WHATLEY I will sell to the 5243T on Plaintif's attorney or Im- 1972, and recorded in
highest and best bidder IN THE SECOND JUDI- mediately thereafter; other- Franklin County Official
for cash, at 11:00 a.m. CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND wise a default will be en- Records Book 111 at page
(Eastern Time) on the 20th FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY tered against you for the 293; said Lots 11 and 12
day of January 2010, at FLORIDA relief demanded in the Balr kdsarbemo p


dh uns tp ola o rt COASTAL COMMUNITY mNs to st Co rta t ment eaat the2 e
following-described real vs this 25th day of November 8Ta ahsseRanM rid8
property as set forth in 2009.
said Final Judgment of lan and the Northerly
Foreclosure: BARBARA RIDDLE WARD Marcla M. Johnson right-of-way line of State
and JAMES W WARD, De- Clerk of the Circuit Court Road S-384; run thence
Lot 24 of Village Green By pendants. By: Terry E Creamer Northwesterly along the

Tn t t ePh accord_ CASE NO.08-456-CA Deputy Clerk r ht-ofSw3ay4 Undis nS at
corded 11n0, PlatthBookb| NOTICE OF SALE Florida Default Law Group 9 GleN It thaendP

c Florlofa eFrpnklin NOTICE IS HEREBY .Box25018 rPOI rth 6BEGI
GIVEN pursuant to a Final Tarnpa, Fllo81da 50 minutes 00 seconds


ecsea81 rs bd a egm 6 fr c ec ber 24 3U 2COO9URT tse bs anacn 3

th Cmrtencatry a tmps on cult Court of the Second OF THE SECOND JUDI- feet to Intersection with the
Judicial Circuit in and for CIAL CIRCUIT OF FLOR- Easterly line of Canal
DATED this 14th day of Franklin County, Florida, IDA IN AND FOR FRANK- Drive; thence South 36 de-
December 2009. whherePnla te parties wTe LIN COUNTY grees M mlnu Ist00 se

Hon. MARCIA JOHNSON COMMUNITY BANK, and SUNTRUST BANK D/B/A 127.9 feet, more or less, to
ClerkoftheCourt the Defendants, BARBARA SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, Intersection with Northerly
Franklin County, Florida RIDDLE WARD and INC., right-ofway of State Road

:DMichteleCMaxwell Mt he Ig sR dl bwil Plaintiff, o esna rS
bidder for cash, at 11:00 vs. line of State Road S-384, a
FRANK A. BAKER AM (Eastern Time) on the distance of 157.7 feet
ATTORNEY AT LAW 20th day of January, 2010, WISDOM MINISTRIES, more or less, to the POINT

2 09 tt n RC TA hhFe a re t
scribed real property as INC; UNKNOWN TENANT place the requisite state
5222T set forth in said Final Judg- #1; UNKNOWN TENANT documentary stamps on
IN THE SECOND JUDI- ment of Foreclosure: #2, the Certificate of Title.
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND Defendants.
FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY Lot 19, Block 1, Dog Island DATED this 16th day of
FLORIDA GulfdBeaches Unit No. 3, a CASE NO. 08000518CA December 2009.

SUPERIOR BANK pat on asr r dp NOTICE OF Hon. MARCIA JOHNSON
Plaintiff Plat Book 3 at Page 18 of FORECLOSURE SALE Clerk of the Court
the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida
vs. FranklinCountyFlorida. NOTICE IS HEREBY By:MichelleMaxwell

BARBARA RIDDLE WARD The successful bidder at ENMpursuantoo a Inal Deputy er2009
and JAMES W WARD the sale will be required to dated December 14, 2009, January 7, 2010
Defendants. place the requisite state and entered in Case No. 5321T
documentary stamps on 08000518CA, of the Sec- PUBLIC NOTICE
CASE NO.: 08-546-CA the Certificate of Title. ond Judicial Circuit in and

NOTICE OF SALE D b 0 th day of f5 FRUASNTKL ANK n e aof Environ-

NOTICE IS HEREBY SUNTRUST MORTGAGE

ENMpursuantoo a Inal PenkMARCIA JOtHNSON IDNOC is aNPllF fEnd IW You are hereby notified
dated December 14, 2009, Franklin County Florida NASIR K SIDDIKI that the Department of En-
and entered in Civil Action By: Michele Maxwell SUNTRUST MORTGAGE vironmental Protection has
Issued a permit under File
No. 08-546-CA of the Cir- As Deputy Clerk INC, SUNSET BEACH Number FR-865 to Byron

ck ur it odr AT RN YB W NVVNERSKNAOSSOC TIO tFoSm for t ngTn u
wherein the parties were 4431 Lafayette Street #2 ARE THE Defendants. dwelling other
the Plaintiff, COASTAL Marianna, FL 32446 MARCIA M. JOHNSON as structures/activities, and
COMMUNITY BANK, and December 24, 31, 2009 The Clerk of the Circuit tPcla cm 1 i fibpu ua
the Defendants, BARBARA 5248T Court will sell to the high- Statutes. Project location:
RIDDLE WARD and IN THE CIRCUIT COURT est and best bidder for Lot 14, Block 2, Southern
JAMES W WARD, I will OF THE SECOND JUDI- cash at 11:00 AM on Janu- Dunes Unit One, Tarpon

Id rather hsest anddes0 CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND ary 2 201protpheedfolaoswisnet Street, Bald Point. The per-
a.m. (Eastern Time) on the FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY forth in said Final Judg- mit and construction plans
FLORIDA may be reviewed at the of-
20th dayro tJanuary, 20t1h0e CIVIL ACTION ment towit flce of the Bureau of
ep Beaches and Coastal Sys-
FranidinApCj alaC ort- SUNTRUST BANK, N.A. AS3E4,2SUNSSU DBV COHN tems, 5050 West Tennes-

c betdherealolpor ne yd Pkiintiff. T BROFOAE RE L3 h r
set forth in said Final Judg- tanned by contacting the
ment of Foreclosure: HORACE E. FRINK, et al, 17R THOEFPU AN Bureau of Beaches and

Lot 19, Block 1, Dog Island Defendant(s) COUNTY FLORIDA. tabSystems t 5
Gulf Beaches Unit No. 3, a CASE NO.: 3900 Commonwealth
subdivision as per map or 19-2009-CA-000623 Any person claiming an In- Boulevard, Mall Station

obk3 at d8 NOTICE OF ACTION ee f an t ra hoa 9Tallahassee, Florida
Frank cCce f F Id at T T N N EKSS: te da ea he UsPnde At tlTrsn r wthsosaresua

1859 W HIGHWAY 98, fected by any decision of


sa e require o CARRABELLE, FL 32322 Dated this 15th d of De the Department on the ap-
place the requisite state ay plication has the right to
documentary stamps on CURRENT ADDRESS: UN- member 2009. request an administrative
the Certificate of Title. KNOWN MARCIA M. JOHNSON rearing in accordance with

DATED this 14th da of As Clerk of the Court the provisions of Sections
De ber 2009 7 TO: MARY E. FRINK By: Michele Maxwell 120.569 and 120.57 of the
cem LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: As D Clerk Florida Statutes. Should
1859 W HIGHWAY 98, eputy you desire an administra-
Hon. MARCIA JOHNSON CARRABELLE, FL 32322 tive hearing, your request
Clerk of the Court IMPORTANT must comply with the pro-
Franklin County, Florida CURRENT ADDRESS: UN- In accordance with the visions of Rule 28-106.201
By: Michele Maxwell KNOWN Americans with Disabilities of the Florida Administra-
As Deputy Clerk Act, persons needing a tive Code, as Indicated be-

FRANK A. BAKER ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN reason acaummotdh low. Send requests for
ATTORNEY AT LAW PARTIES CLAIMING BY roceedin should, no hearings to the Depart-
THROUGH, UNDER, AND P 9 ment of Environmental
4431 Lafayette Street AGAINS THE HEREIN later than seven (7) days Protection, Office of Gen-

M rF2L43 46009 NAMED INDIVIDUAL tphreorC I bil erk eral Counsel, 3900 Com-




















Seahawks down Bay,he'ad for Georgia tourney


I Junior Marcus Allen, playing in the point Ouard spot, had 11 points,
inCludin0 one trey, and 2-for-2 from the free throw line in the

100 Seahawks' win over Bay High School.


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By Pat (ann
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Bay coach Michael
Grady was hoping that
scheduling Franklin
County four days prior
to the Tornadoes hosting
the Barnstorm Christmas
Classic might give his
team some momentum
heading into the 10th an-
nual holiday tournament.
Instead, a 58-46 loss
to the Seahawks Dec. 22
might have given him a
few more question marks.
Bay (5-4) suffered two
critical defensive lapses,
the second after clawing
within four points with
2:54 seconds left. Franklin
County, which had a run
of 11 consecutive points to
erase Bay's biggest lead
in the second quarter,
scored 10 straight the sec-
ond time to put away the
Tornadoes.


As far as Grady was
concerned, however, his
team was lacking on the
defensive end throughout.
"We got outhustled," he
said. "Our defensive inten-
sity wasn't there all night.
We were a step slow."
Coach Fred Drake said
it was another example of
the Seahawks stepping up
against the tough teams,
"We get up for the harder
teams and a little compla-
cent for the less talented
teams," he said. "Bay
knew Mosley had beat
us. They thought we were
down.
"The last two games we
finally played some good
defense said Drake, re-
ferring to the earlier win
over Jefferson County.
"These are our best two
defensive performances
and now the kids realize
what can happen when
you play great defense like


they're supposed to."
Franklin County used
28 points from 6-foot-6
sophomore Carlos Mor-
ris, 15 from senior Austin
O'Neal and 11 from junior
Marcus Allen to improve
to 6-3.
Morris shrugged off a
subpar shooting night, he
was 0 for 7 from the floor
in the first quarter, to fin-
ish 11-for-30 and added
11 rebounds and three
blocked shots.
He got into the flow in
the second quarter after
Bay had built its largest
lead at 19-12. Morris had
seven of his 13 first-half
points from that stage,
and the Seahawks led 27-
23 at the half.
a
His last two games
have been how I expect
him to play, his best two
games of the season,,,
said Drake. "He's not re-
ally limping anymore.


Sea hawks
lunlor
Marcus
Allen
scoops up
a loose
ball in
action vs.
Bay High
Dec. 22.

TERRY
BARNER
Florida
Freedom
Newspapers
"This tournament is
for the guys," said Drake.
There's no guarantee
we're going to make it to
Lakeland. It may be their
only chance to play in
front of scouts all year.
Apalachicola Times
City Editor David Adler-
stein assisted with this
story.

FRANKLIN
Marcus Allen 4 2-2 11,
Carlos Morris 11 4-5 28,
James Winfield 1 0-0 2,
Austin O'Neal 4 7-10 15,
Trekale Turrell 1 0-0 2,
Zachary Jones 0 0-0 0. To-
tals: 21 13-17 58.

BAY
D. Jones 2 0-0 4, O. Russ
2 0-0 4, Russell 2 0-0 4, K.
Jones 9 0-0 22, McAllister
1 0-0 2, Hamilton 2 6-8 10,
Baxstresser 0 0-0 0, Felton
0 0-0 0, K. Russ 0 0-0 0. To-
tals: 18 6-8 46.

Franklin 6 21 11 20 58
Bay 9 15 13 9 46
Three-point goals:
FRANKLIN: 3 (Morris 2,
Allen), BAY 4 (K. Jones
4).
Total fouls: FRANK-
LIN 10, BAY 14. Fouled
out: Bay (Russell).


He's close to 90 percent
now, and not favoring that
foot.
The Tornadoes opened
in a three-guard set that
was more the result of dis-
ciplinary action against
some players, Grady said,
than a shift in strategy.
Bay fired away from the
outside, but only was able
to net four of 25 3-point at-
tempts. All of the makes
were by Kenny Jones, who
had a team-high 22 points.
Alex Hamilton added 10.
"We had to play good
man-to-man to take away
three-point shots," said
Drake.
Still, the Tornadoes
werewithin48-44with2:54
remaimng. That was the
result of a brief defensive
surge, with Kelvin Rus-
sell scoring in transition
and Hamilton's steal lead-
ing to his assist on David
Jones' bucket.
But that was as close
as Bay could get. Morris
scored inside, hit the front
end of the bonus, and then
Allen nailed the 1-and-1
and a 3-pointer from the
left wing with Drake im-
ploring his team to run
some clock.
By that time it was 56-
44, and O'Neal finished
off 10 straight points mo-


ments later with two more
free throws.
With senior Arron
Prince ill for the last two
games, Allen has started,
and Drake said he's get-
ting the hang of it. "He's
,,
coming along, he said.
"I'm asking him to play de-
fense and not turn the ball
over as a point guard. He's
played good defense."
In addition, junior
James Winfield has
moved into the starting
lineup, with junior Modi-
can rounding out the five.
In the junior varsity
game, Bay won 51-46, with
junior Adam Joseph tal-
lying 16 and sophomore
A.J. Allen 15 for Franklin
County.
A.J. Allen, along with
sophomore Chance
Buffkin, were among
the 11-player squad that
left Monday morning for
Columbus, Ga., for the
annual William Henry
Shaw Christmas tourna-
ment. Not making the
trip were seniors Zachary
Jones, Tydron Wynn and
Prince.
The Seahawks are
seeded fourth in the tour-
nament and, after practic-
ing Monday, were slated to
play Columbus Hardaway
on Tuesday afternoon.


Charles
Whit-
enburg,
pressing,
and Tim
White-
h d
ea
spotting,
both set
new bench
press
world re-
cords on
Dec. 1 2 in
Lawrencev-
ille, Ga '


TIM WHITEHEAD | Special to the Times


Charles Whitenburg, 67, of
Eastpoint, established a new world
record bench press Saturday, Dec.
12 at the Southern Powerlifting
Federation (SPF) Body by George
Mini-Meet bench press and dead
lift championship in Lawrencev-
ille, Ga.
Whitenburg pressed 180
pounds, while weighing in at only
146 pounds.
Strength Trainer Tim White-
head, 51, of Eastpoint also broke a
SPF world record for "Bench Press
for Reps." Whitehead, weighing in
at 215 pounds, surpassed the old

e o of 241bpyspou ding ou 7nfrull
time Whitehead has competed in
the rep division and dropped 20
pounds of body weight while pre-
paring for the event.


"It was great," Whitehead said.
"When I got to 24, I just grinded
the last three out."
Although Whitenburg has
been attending gyms for over 20
years, he has been training for this
type of lifting for just two months.
"I'm hooked," he said. "I'm only
going to get better. My goal is 225
by April 2010 at the meet on St.
George Island."
Both men train at the Apala-
chicola Fitness Center in Apala-
chicola. If you would like more info
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and April. Male, female, young,
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Friday, Jan. 1, 2010 through Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010: State
Route 30, SR 30A, SR 65, SR 384, SR 67, SR 377, SR 385,
County Road 370, CR 157, CR 59, CR 374, CR 30A and SR
300 (St. George Island Causeway).
All personnel participating in the checkpoints will
be responsible for following the procedures outlined
in Chapter 17.12 of the Florida Highway Patrol Policy
Manual regarding driver license and vehicle inspection
checkpoints, said Lt. Mark Brown.

FCTDC PUBLIC MEETING
ANNOUNCEMENT

January 5, 2010 3:00 PM Franklin County
Courthouse Annex, Full Council

This is a public meeting and two or more
00unty Commissioners may attend


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for a demolition permit for this structure.
This structure is listed in the Apalachicola
Historic Register as a contributing structure.
If this structure is not sold and relocated by
June 6, 2010, a permit for demolition will
be issued. For information on purchasing
and relocating this structure, Please contact
Hollis Vail at 850-653-6459.


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Thursday, December 31, 2009


Local


Craftsat
Holiday
Camp
included
hand-
made
baskets.






PHOTOS
BY FAYE
JOHNSON
Special to
the Times


TheProjectImpactand
the City of Apalachicola
sponsored Holiday Camp
was a good 'ole time for all
who attended.
Just before Christmas,
community kids from Pre-K
throughhighschoolenjoyed
two days of fun including
drawing classes, culinary
arts, a pool tournament,
football, basketball, and a
Christmas Crafts workshop
to make presents for their
parents.
The approximate 40 stu-
dentsinattendancehelped
to prepare the daily break-
fast and lunch with the
highlights being banana
pancakes and a pizza party
on 'lliesday. Students also
made cookies and cakes for


dessertaswell.
The drawing lessons
conducted by instructor
Leslie Coon focused on self-
portraits which will become
a treasured gift for any par-
ent. Crafts included Christ-
mas cards and ornaments,
lovely mirrored jewelry
boxes, and handmade bas-
kets.
The high school and mid-
dle school students took ad-
vantage of the school break
tobeginpreparingforaProj-
ect Impact Theater produc-
tionof"TheColorPurple"to
be presented in the spring,
while the younger students
presented dance and songs
for Talented'lliesday Talent
Show.
Project Impact will re-


open next month at the
Apalachicola Bay Charter
School and the City Com-
munity Complex. A new
Project Impact site will
open in January at the
Franklin County Consoli-
dated School to offer high
school students' tutoring
and credit recovery classes
after school.
Students from Pre-K to
eighthgradeattendtheABC
site, while the City Complex
is open to students from
Pre-K to high school. The
regular after-school pro-
gram includes homework
help, tutoring, arts and dra-
ma, and recreation.
Project Impact is funded
through the Department of
Education's 21st Century


Crafts at Holiday Camp
included mirrored jewelry
boxes'
CommunityLearningCen-
ter grants and the City of
Apalachicola's Recreation
Program. To learn more
about the program please
visit www.projectimpactfcs.
com or call 653-1325.


The following report is
provided by the Franklin
County Sheriffs Offece.
Arrests are made by of-
facers from the following
city, county, and state
law enforcement agen-
cies: Apalachicola (APD),
Carrabelle (CPD), Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP),
Franklin County Sheriffs
e- ..redlifeFlo d
servation Commission
(FWC), Florsda Depart-
ment of Environmental
Protection (FDEP), Flori-
da Division of Insurance
Fraud (DIF) and Florida
DepartmentofAgriculture
and Consumer Services
(FLDOACS).
All defendants are con-
sidered innocent until
proven guilty in a court of
law.
Dec. 21
David S. Smith, 30,
Apalachicola, conspiracy
to introduce contraband
into a correctional facility
(FCSO)
Lance A. Flowers, 30,
Apalachicola, conspiracy
to introduce contraband
intoSa correctional facility


Lee A. Harris, 51, Apala-
chicola, petit theft (FCSO)
M
Margarita D. Cream-
er, 36, Apalachicola, in-
troduction of contraband
into a correctional facility
(FCSO)
Brandon L. Langley,
23, Apalachicola, violation
of probation (FCSO)
Dec. 24
Hugh D. Smith, 40,
Apalachicola, aggravated
battery with a deadly weap-
on (FCSO)
Rhonda L. Saunders,
46, Lanark Village, failure
to appear (FCSO)
Dec. 25
George M. Gilbert, 35,
Apalachicola, domestic bat-
tery (APD)
Kathline L. Whitewa-
ter, 49, Apalachicola, do-
mestic battery (APD)
Dec. 27
Denetria T. Robin-
son, 21, Apalachicola, two
counts of battery, resisting
an officer without violence,
escape, felony criminal
mischief and failure to ap-


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