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wasn't big enough to take even a
small deer."
The sightings occurred late
in the afternoon. Miller said he
believed the animal was hunting
birds. He said it looked healthy
and well-fed, with glossy coal black
fur, bright yellow eyes and pointed
ears.
He said he has seen Florida
panthers both caged and in the
wild, and the cat he saw was not
a panther


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YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER FOR MORE THAN 120 YEARS


VOL. 124 ISSUE 49


Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer
A fire in Carrabelle severely
damaged a single-wide trailer
Monday and left a family of six
homeless.
Jay and Marcie Thompson
were not at home when their


house, located at 130 West Drive off
County Road 67, caught fire. The
Carrabelle Volunteer Department
responded at 11:48 a.m.
State Fire Marshal Joe Stead-
man said the blaze is under
investigation, but no foul play is
suspected.
The couple has four children


- three boys, ages 1, 4 and 7,
and a 4-month old daughter. Jay
Thompson is an oysterman.
Sons Jacob, 7, and Jabin, 4, won
the prize for recycling at the Car-
rabelle Community Cleanup last
weekend.
First responder Gathena Par-
menas helped fight the blaze, and


she said the trailer, only three years
old, is severely damaged.
"There was smoke damage and
melted plastic everywhere, and
one end of the structure was de-
stroyed," she said.
Victims advocate Clarice
Powell said the Red Cross will
put the family up in a motel for


about a week. They have also re-
ceived food vouchers, she said.
Most of their belongings were
destroyed.
"They need everything -
clothing, toys and household
furnishings," she said.
To offer help to the Thompsons,
call Powell at 370-6086.


By DOVid Ad erStein
Times City Editor
Franklin County's job-
less rate stayed stubbornly
high in February, dropping
only a tad to 10.6 percent.
The preliminary num-
bers, released Friday by the
Florida Agency for Work-
force Innovation, mean
that more than one out of 10
workers in the county were
without jobs in February,
as the county continues to
post its highest unemploy-
ment rates since April 1996,
when it was 11.8 percent.
Four more people joined
the unemployment rolls
in February, as the work-
force grew, with 517 jobless
out of a labor force of 4,856
people.
The jobless rate in
January indicated 513
people out of a labor force
of 4,797 workers could not
find work, for a slightly
higher 10.7 percent rate.
In contrast, in February
2009, Franklin's workforce
was much smaller, at 4,714
workers, and only 361 were
out of work, for a jobless
rate of 7.7 percent, still high
for the county over the past
several years.
. The unemployment rate
In the Gulf Coast Workforce
18 focno t s) 6 rd


cent in February 2010, 2.3
percentage points higher
than the region's rate a
year ago and 0.6 percent-
age point below the state
rate of 12.2 percent. The
last time the Gulf Coast re-
gion's February unemploy-
ment rate was this high or
higher was in 1991, at 12.6
percent.
"Although our unem-
ployment rate remained
relatively unchanged over
last month, Panama City is
the only metro area in the
state showing job growth,"
said Kim Bodine, executive
director for the Gulf Coast
Workforce Board. "We're
going to be watching that
closely over the next cou-
ple of months to see if that
is a trend pointing toward
economic recovery."
The February unem-
ployment rates in the two
other counties that com-
prise the Gulf Coast Work-
force region were Bay
County's 11.6 percent and
Gulf County's 12.3.
Franklin County posted
the 16th-best jobless rate
in the state, which was led
by Liberty County's 7.5 per-
cent. Also ahead of Frank-
lin were Walton, Okaloosa,
Jefferson, Wakulla and
Leon counties.
See JOBLESS A6


Some unusual wildlife has been
reported in Tate's Hell State For-
est recently. Could there be big
cats haunting the swamp?
If you visit the following
You'llibe link http://www.you
tube.com/watchv=jUDE8b6Zs
gk be prepared to see some-
thing unusual. What appears to be
a big black cat slinks toward the
camera and then turns and stalks
off into the underbrush.
Larry Miller of Carrabelle was
hunting in a deer blind off Mill
Road in Carrabelle when he cap-
tured the Carrabelle Cat on tape.
"I saw it four days in a row,"
Miller said. "On the fourth day, I
took my wife to the blind. As we
walked in, we heard it growling at
us in the bushes. It was in the tall
grass when we walked out, and I
showed it to my wife."
Miller said he believed the cat
weighed about 30-40 pounds.
"It was definitely bigger than
a house cat, but not as big as a
panther," he said. "It might attack
a house pet, but not a human. It


DAVID HITZIG | Special to The Times


"I was curious, not scared. I
walked toward it, and it turned tail
and ran," he said.
Miller, an Eveready Gas em-
ployee, said one of his customers
wholivesonMillRoadvolunteered
that he had seen a very similar
animal sunning on his boardwalk
some weeks earlier.
Another Carrabelle resident
said he glimpsed a 4-foot-long
See {AT A6


Special to The Times
When lighthouse enthu-
siasts converge in North-
west Florida for the first
Forgotten Coast Light-
house Challenge on Satur-
day, April 24, and Sunday,
April 25, a very special
participant will be climbing
withthem.
Megan Clementi, Miss
Florida USA 2010, will par-
ticipate in the Challenge
as part of her Climb for the
Cure to promote support
for the Susan G. Komen
Breast Cancer Foundation.
Lighthouse Challenge
is an event that challenges
participantstovisitorelimb
a number of lighthouses in
a specified time period.
Four area lighthouses will
be open for climbing during
the Forgotten Coast Light-
house Challenge Cape
San Blas Lighthouse, Cape
St. George Light, Crooked
River Lighthouse and St.
Marks Lighthouse.
During her reign as
Miss Florida USA, Clementi
plans to visit the 30 remain-
ing Florida lighthouses,
'hhe s theu ILia aspsrpem le


Despina Williams
Florida Freedom Newspapers
Brother and sister duo
Kelson and Kylee Smith
won matching second-
place ribbons in
the Star/Times
Panhandle Peep
ShowDiorama
Contest.
Kylee Smith
earned second
place in the
5 and under
age division for her
"Bunny Bass Fishin' "
entry. Kelson Smith took
home second in the 6-10
division for his entry,
"Peep Patrol."
This year's contest


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SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Megan Clementi, Miss
Florida USA 2010,
will participate in
the Forgotten Coast
Lighthouse Challenge on
ril 24 d 25
p an
ty license plate sponsored
by the Florida Lighthouse
Association to raise money
for lighthouse preservation.
Clement plans to begin the
Challenge on April 24 at the
St. Marks Lighthouse from
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., pro-
ceed to the Crooked River
Lighthouse in Carrabelle
from 2:15-3:45 p.m. and then
See CLIMB A3


"PEEP PATROL" BY KELSON SMITH "UN ASFSI' YKLESIH


garnered a record total
of 67 entries. The Smiths'
entries were the only two
to arrive from Franklin
County.
All the dioramas will
be on display at The Star
office Thursday, April 8,


during the "Peeps and
Punch" winner's recep-
tion and open house from
5:30-6:30 p.m. ET.
Prizes will be distribut-
ed to all winners, and the
public is invited to attend.
The Star office, 135 W.


U.S. Highway 98 in the
Port City Shopping Center
in Port St. Joe, is a few
steps from the Piggly
Wiggly
For more information,
call Despina Williams at
229-7843.


ON THE WEB: To view all 67 contest entries, visit the photo gallery at ww\w.apalachtimes.com.


Phone: 850-227-1845


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LOIS SWOBODA | Special to the Times
Ryan Lavalle of Perry participated in a
prescribed burn along US 98 on Wednesday,
March 24. Johnny Tuten, also of Perry, said
the fire line met a completed burn to the north.
The state contracted with the Forestry Company
to do the burn. Fire boss Savell Schmidt said
about 160 acres were burned. Schmidt said
another burn took place earlier last week just
north of the Box-R check station. He said the
areas burned contained a high level of fuel.


NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S AUCTION
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office will be accepting sealed bids
starting on March 25, 2010 and ending April 8, 2010 at 4:00 pm for the
following items listed below. We will sell each item for cash, starting
with the minimum bid listed, to the highest bidder. Please send sealed
bids to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, 270 State Rd. 65, Eastpoint,
FL. 32328 along with name, address, telephone number, vehicle number
and the vehicle description, amount of bid, for the item you are bidding
on. If you are the highest bidder, you will be contacted on the 9th day of
April 2010. You will have until April 13, 2010 at 4:00 pm to complete
the paper work or the second highest bidder will be contracted.
.
These vehicles are all located at the Franklin County Sheriff's Office
and can be viewed at anytime between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:30 pm
Monday-Friday. Vehicles can also be viewed on the Sheriff's web site at
www.franklinsheriff.com.


I ~All items will be auctioned in "as is" condition.


Thursday, April 1, 2010


A2 | The Times


Local


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whose family income is less
than 200 percent of federal
poverty level in the last 30
days; this will include many
Floridians who are receiv-
ing unemployment com-
pensation benefits and any-
one currently receiving
TANF cash assistance.
Th Gul Co t Work
e f as
force Board is a pub-
lic/private partnership
chartered by the State
of Florsda to administer
workforce development
programs in Bay, Gulf
and Franklin counties,
Their mission is to pro-
vide leadership, over-
stght, guidance, and as-
ssstance to institutions
and agencies delivering
training and workforce
services sn order to meet
the economic develop-
ment and employment
needs of Bay, Gulf and
Franklin counties.


but must attend a Florida
Back to Work Workshop.
Florida Back to Work
Workshops are scheduled
for the following dates:
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Monday, Apnl 12 from 2-
4 p.m. (CST)
Workforce Center
B d
oar room
625 Highway 231, Pana-
ma City, FL

Franklin County
Thursday, April 8 from
10-12 p.m. (EST)
Franklin County Court-
house o xs St. Apala-
chicola, FL '

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Thursday, April 8 from
2-4 p.m. (EST)
Robert M. Moore Ad-
ministration Building


1000 Cecil G. Costing, Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL
At the workshops, busi-
nesses will be able to find
out about the program re-
quirements, timeline, and
the application process.
Advance registration is re-
quired to attend the work-
shop. To register, contact
Maria Goodwin at 850-873-
3581 or e-mail mgoodwinCa
gewb.org.
The jobs created
through this program
will be available once the
GCWB is awarded the
grant funds and final ar-
rangements are made with
the employers. The Gulf
Coast Workforce Board
expects the award an-
nouncement from Agency
for Workforce Innovation
in the near future.
Individuals eligible
for the jobs created
through the Florida Back


PANAMA GTY The Gulf
Coast Workforce Board
submitted a $5.9 million
grant proposal to the Agen-
cy for Workforce Innova-
tion to fund a Flonda Back
Work program in the re-
gion. Florida Back to Work
is a subsidized employment
program that uses federal
funds to pay for 95 percent
of new employees' wages
and benefits through Sept.
30, 2010.
"If our proposal gets ful-
ly funded, we could poten-
tially put 300 people back
to work and save local busi-
nessesthousandsofdollars
on employees costs," said
Kim Bodine, Executive
Director of the Gulf Coast
Workforce Board.
All public, private for-
profit businesses and not-
for-profit entities in the
region may be eligible to
participate in the program


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LOIS SWOBODA | The Times
On Thursday, Feb. 25, a group of volunteers from the St. George Island
Visitor Center and Lighthouse Museum visited Apalachicola for an afternoon
of fun. In this picture, docent Bedford Watkins describes the furnishings
of the Raney House dining room to Jackie Bell, on the right, and Ellen
Ashdown. The party also visited the John Gorrie Museum and finished the
day with high tea at Dolores' Sweet Shop, in the Hayes House on Avenue D.


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LOIS SWOBODA | The Times
On March 15, the Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department tested their new
5-inch fire hose. The department received 1,100 feet of the hose two weeks
ago and tested it during the regular meeting held the third Monday of each
month.
Firefighter Craig Gibson said the department also purchased new hydrant
wrenches and truck mounts for the wrenches. He said the new hose is
easy to repair if it is cut or nicked, with the damaged portion cut off and
the coupling easily moved and refitted. "We are coming along, slowly but
surely," he said.
"With the new hose, we were able to run both a hose and a water cannon,
and the truck was still overflowing with water," firefighter Mark Creamer
said.


FLORIDA LIGHTHOUSE ASSOCIATION | Specialty The Times
Megan Clementi, Miss Florida USA 2010, recently accompanied Florida
Lighthouse Association President Stan Farnham on a boat trip to Seahorse Key
where she climbed the Cedar Keys Lighthouse to help promote the "Visit Our
Lights" specialty license plate.

CLIMB from page Al


go to the Cape St. George
Light on St. George Island
at 4:30 p.m.
After climbing the
recently reconstructed
lighthouse, she will attend
a fundraiser dinner fea-
turing buffalo wings and
shrimp for the Lighthouse
Keeper's House Museum
from 5:30-8 p.m. at Some-
times It's Hotter Season-
ing Company on St. George
Island.
On April 25, Clementi
will visit the Cape San Blas
Lighthouse from 10-11 a.m.
and then head to Pensac-
ola to climb the Pensacola
Lighthouse from 3-4 p.m.
The Challenge is one of the
last events for Clementi
before leaving for the Miss
USA Pageant in Las Vegas
on May 16.
Clement grew up in
Jupiter, where one of her
fondest childhood memo-
ries was visiting the Jupi-
ter Inlet Lighthouse. Cle-
menti, who won her title in
July 2009, has a Bachelor
of Science in electrical en-
gineering from the Uni-


varsity of Central Florida
and has performed for five
years with the Orlando
Magic Dance Team. She
has travelled the world
entertaining our troops on
Armed Forces Entertain-
ment tours.
The Forgotten Coast
Lighthouse Challenge,
timed to commemorate
Florida Lighthouse Day
on April 24, is intended
to raise awareness about
Northwest Florida's light-
houses and encourage
support for the efforts to
preserve these historic
structures. Visitors to the
four local lighthouses dur-
ing the two-day event will
receive a complimentary
commemorative souvenir
at each lighthouse, with a
fifth souvenir awarded to
participants who visit all
four.
Challenge tickets will
be available at any of the
participating lighthouses
on the days of the event.
Tickets will $10 for an in-
dividual (anyone over age
10). Family tickets, $25 for


up to five people, will also
be available. Each ticket
(individual or family) in-
cludes one commemora-
tive tote bag while sup-
plies last, and one raffle
ticket, and entitles par-
ticipants to visit the four
lighthouses. There is an
additional entry fee at the
St. Marks National Wildlife
Refuge.
Each of the unique local
lighthouses will offer raffle
prizes, as well as other
activities during the Chal-
lenge. Food, music, arts
and crafts, and a geocache
hunt will be part of the fun-
filled weekend. Hours for
the Challenge are 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. both days.
The Forgotten Coast
Lighthouse Challenge is
supported in part by grants
from the Franklin County
TouristDevelopmentCoun-
cil, the Gulf County Tourist
Development Council and
the Florida Lighthouse As-
sociation. For more infor-
mation, visit www.stgeorge
light.org/challenge, or call
Terry Kemp at 927-2000.


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Idropp
some documents in
an office last week
and noticed an elec-
tric typewriter sit-
ting on a desk in the
corner. I gave a sigh
of relief that it was a
relic and not a daily
necessity for all of
us anymore.


me. ......
like showers are no
longer de rigueur.
In addition to
changes in the
kitchen, laundry has
become much easier.
Mama didn't get a
clothes dryer until
after Ileft home. I
can see her now in


I'm getting to be quite
a country music fan, much
to my surprise and delight!
It is a new horizon for
me, and I am discovering
how real -life truths live
in many lyrics and chorus
lines expressed in that
music with a "twang." I
love it!
It really all started
when we spent many
months in our northern
Wisconsin home last year,
living quite comfortably
without a television set.
We began to listen to the
radio again remember
radio? TV without a
picture!
I discovered a local
classic country music
program aired on
Saturday nights, just
about bedtime. (With
no television, bedtime
comes earlier !) Anyway,
the program begins with
a bluegrass lead-in at 7
p.m. for a half hour, then
switches to classic country
songs at 7:30 p.m. CST
for several hours with
requests permitted for
the last three hours. It is
delivered from the Native
American radio station
located on the Ojibwa
reservation outside of
our small town. It strikes
me as an entertainment
phenomenon which I
suspect can only happen
in America. Patsy Cline's
unique country voice
and sound coming from
deep within the woods
of northern Wisconsin,
played on a program
called "Honky Tonk
Saturday Night," aired
courtesy ofa tribal
radio station which is
supported by public
broadcasting. People can


call in a request
for "Daddy's
Girl" and "Indian
Square Dance"
and dedicate to
"the guys in the
garage." Is this a
great country or MEL
what? Thou
g
Music program the
week-long
subjects on this
small local station range
from World Beat Reggae
to Jazz Reflections, Big
Band and Blue Monday.
Tuesday nights feature
Drum Song in homage
to the Native American
area and location. (I
find much of that an
interesting sound sort
of a precursor to the
compulsive beat of rap.)
There really is something
for everyone, and of
course talk radio takes
up much of their daytime
broadcast hours. But
my Saturday night "fix"
includes Red Sovine, Buck
Owens, Merle Haggard,
Jim Reeves, Charley
Pride, Hank Williams,
Porter Wagoner, of course
Waylon and Willie, Johnny
and June Cash, Kitty
Wells and Low-Ret-ta,
as host Country Dave
calls the great Ms. Lynn!
It has been real fun to
rediscover the joys and
companionship of listening
to the radio in the house,
not just in the car as we
moved through our "up
north" days!
For any of you who
might be interested, this
favorite country classics
program schedule of
mine begins at 7:30 p.m.
Central Standard Time
on Saturday (remember
that's 8:30 p.m. here in


warmer Florida)
and the broadcast
can be found by
computer link at
www.WOJB.org.
Country songs
continue until
1 a.m. our time.
Another special
feature; the host is
live in the studio,


some mustards!" And "
We're Jes boys makin'
noise with a Southern
voice!"
"Working hard all
week puts beer on the
table!"
"Work your fingers to
the bone and whadda ya
get? Bony fingers "
"Sometimes it's hard
to be a woman..." and/or
"Stand by your man..."
"No-one could steer
me right but Mama tried,
Mama tried. Mama fried
to raise me better but
her pleading, I denied.
That leaves only me to
blame 'cos Mama tried."
(Perhaps some current
politicians who chose
absolution by blaming
others for their own
transgressions should
heed this lyric!)
"God is great, beer is
good, People are crazy!"
"Lost my job and Ifeel
a little older, Maybe things
will get a little better in
the morning..."
"...You're my shelter
from troubled winds...
You're my anchor in life's
ocean...but most of all,
you're my best friend!"
"Through teardrops
and laughter they'll pass
through life together..."
"You were always on
my mind..."
Now, here in my newest
Southern home, I turn up
the volume and sing along:
"Hz, ya all, did ya eat?
Come on in, chile' sure
glad to know ya!" "Jesus
is my friend, America is
my home..."
In Carrabelle, I may
not have "bones in the
graveyard," but suddenly
and happily, I have country
in my heart!


The pinkhaze
of fond nostalgia does not
extend back to the time of
carbon paper and pencil-
shaped erasers with plastic
bristles. I learned typing
in high school on a manual
model. We took turns on
the three or four electrics
in the room, just to get in
a little practice. Research
papers were a particularly
wretched experience. We
had to ease the carriage up
carefully to type the citation
number. Next, we had to
roll the paper down to the
bottom and carefully make
a light pencil mark to allow
room for the footnote. It was
maddening
It got much worse in col-
lege. Bulletin boards were
covered with telephone
numbers of typists for hire.
It was quite the cottage in-
dustry. Imagine (or remem-
ber) the chore of getting a
major paper done on time
and to the picky standards of
college professors.
Aside from the ease of
word processing today, the
accepted paper format no
longer requires footnotes.
One simply cites the date
and author's name in the
text and inserts a Works
Cited page at the end. That's
a change for the better.
I started pondering other
things I don't miss.
I really am glad that
sugar stopped coming in
five-pound bags. The con-
tents of today's smaller size
fill my sugar canister to the
brim with none left over. I
am also happy to do without
those hard and chewy little
bits that often floated in milk
pouredfromwax-coatedpa-
per cartons. Non-stick aero-
sol sprays have replaced the
messy task of greasing bak-
ing pans. I'm for that.
My lack of nesting
'llipperware is not really
a problem either since the
kitchen paper aisle in the
grocery is crammed with
cheap containers of all sizes.
Practically disposable, these
babies don't have to be re-
trieved or returned when
food is shared.
I know'llipperware is
still around, but I haven't
been invited to a sales party
in decades. They used to be
ubiquitous and participants
were required to play games
for prizes. Thank God that


gloves and a scarf
hanging out a load before
rushing offto work. She
ironed almost daily. I'm not
talking about a quick swipe
to put the crease in a pair
of jeans either. She doused
every thing with a spritz of
water and carefully rolled
each piece separately to be
pressed, then carefully hung
or folded.
Then there were the
clothes, especially un-
derwear. I remember the
invention of panty hose
quite distinctly. Prior to the
ease of slipping on a pair,
we wrestled with sturdy
white girdles and those aw-
ful metal garter hooks that
left little red indentations
on the skin. We all wore
hose. Professional women
and students wore dresses.
Wearing pants to church
came about only gradually.
bare legs were only allowed
in the sticky heat of mid-
summer.
That brings us to shoes
and medicine. I am quite
pigeon-toed. Like many
good parents of the day,
mine spent hard-earned
dollars on doctor-prescribed
corrective shoes. The heavy
ugly brogans were supposed
to straighten out my feet.
At age 7 it felt more like
punishment. I cried every
day before school, taking
small comfort that I was not
the only one shod in such an
abomination. Let's hear one
for the demise of that medi-
cal practice.
Having teeth filled with-
out anesthesia falls into the
same category. Our dentist
routinely rewarded us with
mind-numbingflashesof
nerve pain as he drilled. And
how about old-fashioned
surgery before the mini-
mally invasive techniques of
today? Give me laparoscopy
anytime.
Change is not always
better but before we bore
everyone with our old-fogy
references to the good ole
days, we might take alook
around.
I, for one, really enjoyed
writing this column on my
computer which provided a
dictionary of French words
and caught three spelling
errors.
Denise Roux is a regular
columnist for theApalachic-
ola and Carrabelle Times.


KELLY


unlike so much
"canned" music which is
delivered via radio today.
(As a special present,
my favorite husband
hooked up cables from
the computer in the living
room/office so I can now
use the remote control and
listen to the songs through
the speakers on the
bedroom television! The
man always was a KING!)
As a result of my
"country conversion," I
have also become a real
fan of local Oyster Country
radio here in Franklin
County. Their music
sounds as "smooth as the
hickory wind that blows
from Memphis down to
Apalachicola."
I find myself really
listening to the thoughts
and sentiments in country
lyrics. Some are written for
fun, some in sadness, but
all are for real! Bless their
hearts!
"She was looking'
too good not to go
somewhere!"
"We see a deer You see
Bambi...Isee antlers up
on the wall!"
And an especially cozy
lyric; "I'd like to check you
for ticks!"
"I was born country
and that's what I'll always
be!" And "100 years of
country running through
my blood!" Plus "I need


Q. Why is it being
proposed to cut your
court budget?
A. Clerks of Court
around the state could
face a new round of state
budget cuts they say will
devastate their ability to
manage court paperwork
and oversee public
documents.
An amendment filed
Thursday, March 25,
by State Senator J. D.
Alexander (R-Lake Wales)
would cut funding to the
67 clerks of court by $23
million. The Senate's
Policy and Steering
Committee on Ways and
Means finished adopting
the 2010-11 budget with
Alexander's amendment
Friday afternoon. Franklin
County's State Senator,
Al Lawson, sits on that
Committee.
Last year, clerks
statewide reduced their
staffs by more than 1,300
people, closed branch
offices in 31 counties
and reduced services, in
order to absorb almost $90
million in budget cuts and
to balance their budgets.
Here in Franklin
County, Clerk Marcia
Johnson took a 10.13
percent decrease in her
budget. Although she
didn't have to last year,
other clerks were forced
to lay off people and
curtail services to the
courts and the public.
The last-minute
amendment filed by
Alexander, chair of the
Senate Ways and Means
Policy Committee,
proposed an additional
$23 million cut to clerks'
budgets over strong
objections by clerks.


The amendment
passed his
committee and
is now part of the
proposed budget
bill, SB 7090, to
be considered by
the full Senate
on Wednesday,
March 31.
"Clerks


services offered by
the clerk's office.
Additionally,
Senator
Alexander's
amendment
predetermined
the amount that
should be cut from
each county a
range of anywhere


their court-related, state-
funded employees that
they are not entitled to
receive the same amount
of insurance coverage or
costs of living increases,
etc. that the county-
funded employees may
receive? How do they deal
with an employee who
shares duties between the
state-funded and county-
funded functions which
is a necessity in a small
county?
This is an untenable
proposal that will deliver
another blow to Florida's
court system by forcing
the reduction of essential
services upon which the
public, the Bar and the
judiciary rely. This cut
will seriously jeopardize
and impair access by our
citizens to their court
system and the ability of
judges to do their jobs.
Florida's Clerks of
Court support the budget
originally approved by the
Senate Criminal and Civil
Justice Appropriations
Committee, and
agreed to by the
House Appropriations
Committee, of $451 million.
Senator Al Lawson may
be reached by telephone
at 850-487-5004 or by e-
mail to lawson.alfred.
web@fisenate.gor Clerk
Johnson will be visiting
the Legislature during the
week of April 12.
If you have any
questions or comments
about this column, please
forward them to: Marcia
Johnson, Clerk ofthe
Court, 33 Market Street,
Ste. 203, Apalachicola,
Florida, 32320, or by e-
mail to: mmjohnson@
franklinclerk.com.


across the
state have all instituted
measures this past year
to increase efficiencies
and reduce costs," said
Johnson. "We are as lean
as we can get. These
additional cuts will have
a significant and adverse
affect on our staffing
levels, the services we
provide, and our ability
to effectively perform our
constitutionally-mandated
duties."
Under the bill pending
before the Senate,
Franklin County would
take another 10 percent
budget cut, which could
result in the lay off of one
or more employees.
According to Johnson,
other options to make
these cuts could result
in the reduction of the
level of services offered
and court filings may
not be processed as
timely and dockets may
not get updated and put
online as quickly. Access
to the courts should
never be compromised
or restricted. Franklin
County covers a large
geographic area from the
boundary of Gulf County
all the way to Alligator
Point. With one circuit
judge in our county an
average of about seven
days a month, our citizens
heavily rely on the


from one to 10
percent per county that
completely discounts
the significant additional
costs that result from
the variations in court
requirements, workload,
demographics, geography,
union/collective
bargaining agreements
and even the number of
judges that exist from
county to county.
A one-size-fits-all
approach will not work.
Small county clerk's
office employees share
duties between the court-
related functions funded
by the state and the other
clerk's office functions
funded by the county
commissions. In trying
to come up with cuts,
it's more difficult. For
example, with a reduction
of $65,000, instead of just
laying off the equivalent
of two full-time employees
(FTEs), Clerk Johnson
might have to cut up to
three positions to meet
the equivalent of two
FTEs in the court budget
since employees share
duties.
Clerks are county
constitutional officers
who receive some funding
from the county and some
funding from the state,
thereby placing them in a
more trying position than
others. How do they tell


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Opinion


The Times | AS


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baseball minimum to 2.2)
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ked and not understanding that Carlos
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our ways transferring to Arlington
right for our County Day School
unity, our (Operational Bylaw
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tonally want Consistent!" This should
r Carlos be how we deal with all
d Carlos of our students; however,
oint average Deans Eddie Joseph and Al
sk (early London and I agree that all
semester of our athletes should be held
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re willing to others look to them as role
oring him. models, especially on a K-12
hem up on campus. Equally important'
rding the they do represent our school
hool Athletic throughout the Panhandle
HSAA) and in some instances the
have state. On a regular basis,
0 GPA at the I do remind all coaches
ach semester to discuss the Code of
ally eligible Conduct with their players
semester and for them to share
ylaw 9.4.1). their expectations that the
meet this players will follow the code.
us he was George Oeblert, Principal
ble. (Note: Franklin County School


Have we lost
the desire to help
OUr yOUth?
For many years I have
worked with the youth of
this community, and in
sports at the school, but for
the last few months I believe
the city and our school have
lost the desire to help our
youth. I am tired of fighting
to have the gym open to
give our youth some place
to go. They do all in their
power to find something to
complain about to stop the
youth from doing something
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of standing on the corner
sellingdrugs.Aren'tthe
kidsoftodayourfutureso
how can expect them to
empower our future when
we are putting their future
through the wringer?
At school all we hear
about is our basketball team
and it's not what they do on
the court, but how bad the
players are and what they
are not doing. The school
eyes are so focused on the
basketball team ready for
their every mistake until
they miss out on the other
important issues they need
to be address. Rules are
being changed to fit special
students and l believe that
a child will be a child and
they are doing their best and
no other school would have
flunked Carlos. We lost him,
not the basketball coach,
whose job is to be just that
- a basketball coach. Like
baseball and football, to
win games. Coach Drake


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This photo above shows C. Aubrey Marks in 1948 standing in front of his
new office at 61 Avenue E. Marks had just sold his interest in the family's
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belle Times approaches its 125th an-
niversary this month, we are reach-
ing out to the community to help us
bring local history alive for our read-
ers.
The Times has introduced a
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lery "Old Times" showcases photo-
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old and some as recent as two or
three decades ago, for our readers to
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With more than 120 photos to start
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chambers of commerce, history buffs
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122 Commerce St., at the corner of
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and share its images with the world.
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Thursday, April 1, 2010


A6 | The Times


Local


Florida's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate for February
is 12.2 percent, up 0.2 percentage
point from the January revised
rate of 12.0 percent, and up 3.0
percentage points from the Feb-
ruary 2009 rate of 9.2 percent.
February's unemployment rate
is the highest in the recorded
series and higher than rates re-
corded in the 1973-1975 reces-
sion. Florida's February unem-
ployment rate remained higher

CAT from oane Al


than the national average of 9.7
percent.
"February's unemployment
rate underscores the critical im-
portance of our ongoing efforts
to support Florida's families and
businesses during these chal-
lenging times," said Agency for
Workforce Innovation Director
Cynthia R. Lorenzo. "While the
unemployment rate is a lagging
indicator of economic recovery,
last month's positive job growth


of 26,300 jobs and a 300 percent
reduction in the number of layoff
notices since the peak last May
are both encouraging signs of an
improving economy."
Earlier this month, Gov. Char-
lie Crist announced the Florida
Back to Work program. Since its
launch, at least 332 employers
from around the state have hired
workers through the initiative,
which provides reimbursement
for up to 95 percent of an eligible


employee's salary. More than
3,820 job openings have been
posted, and nearly 475 employ-
ees are already on the job. The
program, to which more than
1,100 employers have applied, is
expected to provide 10,000 direct
jobs and 15,000 indirect jobs over
the next six months.
The Census Bureau, as part of
the 2010 count of U.S. residents,
is hiring thousands of employees
between now and September to


assist with the count in Florida.
Starting next week, after the
Census' April 1 deadline, up to
63,700 Floridians will work dur-
ing the next six months to ensure
an accurate count so Floridians
receive their fair share of fund-
ing and representation in Wash-
ington during the next decade.
Census job openings, both full-
and part-time, are posted in the
Employ Florida Marketplace at
www.employflorida.com.


black cat with a long tail leap
across the road in broad
daylight near Larry Drive in
Carrabelle.
"I've seen bobcats come
through my yard," he said.
"This was bigger."
Bruce McKinnon, volun-
teermanageroftheWomack
Creek Campground in the
Apalachicola State Forest,
said he has seen dark brown
cats with long tails that ap-
peared to weigh about 50
pounds in the forest on three
occasions. He said he once
saw a cat run across River
Road followed shortly by a


bear and then a second cat.
McKinnon said he very
rarely sees domestic cats in
the state forest.
Miller said he first heard
rumors of a big cat in the
swamp from Cal Allen of
Carrabelle.
Allen, who said he has
seen large felines on sev-
eral occasions, wrote in
an e-mail, "On my way up
Highway 67, 17 miles by
odometer from Highway 98
(in the Hitchcock lake area),
I was on my way to the Bear
Creek Feline Center last
Friday (March 19) when a


black cat that looked exactly
like the one in Larry's video
stepped out into the oncom-
ing lane and at the center
line turned and walked back
into the woods when it saw
me. I was about 150 yards
from it when it went back
into the bushes. And my
long-distance vision is ex-
cellent. This was about 20
miles from Larry's site."
In September 2009, he
saw what he first thought
was a black guardrail off
County Road 67. This too
was actually a large cat.
On a third occasion ear-
lier this year, Allen said he
saw a pair of yellow-orange
cats about 75 yards ahead
of him on Dry Bridge Road
north of U.S. Highway 98.
He described all four cats as
60-70 pounds with long tails.
All were observed during
the day.
Allen also has what he
believes are droppings of
the elusive cat and found
a pair of indentations in
the sand he believes the
cat created. He also found
tracks but said he has been
unsuccessful so far in creat-
ing a plaster cast of most of
them. One set he was able to
lift was identified as coyote
tracks.
He remains convinced
that there is an unknown
feline or felines loose in the
woods around Carrabelle
and is on a mission to prove
he is right.

A dm be?
jaguarun i, ay
Allen said the animals
mighthejaguarundisarare
cat native to South America
but also found in southern
Texas and Arizona. The
cats are also known as
weasel cats, otter cats and
catamounts. A close rela-
tive of pumas, jaguarundis
are about the size of a large
house cat. They are similar
to an otter in appearance,
with distinctive short legs
and rounded ears. They
may be dark brown, yellow


that there were pumas on
St. Vincent Island when he
grew up there in the 1920s.
There are still sporadic
reports of cat tracks on the
beach at Indian Pass.
Michael Allen of East-
point, who is unrelated to
Cal Allen, said he saw a
yellow cat weighing 80-100
pounds cross State Road 65
in the early 1990s. He said he
initially believed that it was
an escaped zoo or circus
animal until he discussed
the sighting with Woody Mi-
ley, former director of the
Apalachicola National Es-
tuarine Research Reserve.
Miley told him the cat was
probablyapuma.
Darrell Land, panther
team leader for the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission, said 20
Texas pumas were released
in North Florida during the
1990s as part of an experi-
ment to see whether Florida
panthers could survive here.
Michael Allen's cat could
have been one of these.
Land said that the panthers
released for the experiment
were able to survive, but
several were killed by vehi-
cles. At the end of the study,
the remaining cats were
trapped and removed.
Land said that, at any
given time, there are also
15 to 20 male panthers wan-
dering north of Lake Ocala.
These are young males dis-
placed during territory con-
flicts with older males.
The late Jay MacDonald,
the former Womack Creek
d d
mp2 0 ntemryl IraPIe
had seen a Florida panther
walk through the camp-
ground.
Parmenas said she, too,
saw a puma in 2003 about 6
miles north of Carrabelle on
County Road 67 just at dusk.
Myron and Ellen Stitt vis-
it Franklin County annually
from their home near Dela-
ware, Ohio. Last February,
See CAT A8


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TANYA DEWEY | Special to
A captive Jaguarundi, Belize Zoo, Belize City.


or dark grey.
Jaguarundis eat mostly
birds but also consume fish
and are good swimmers.
Unlike many wild felines,
jaguarundis are active dur-
ing the day.
Rumors have long cir-
culated that there are jag-
uarundis in Flonda, but
no physical evidence, film
footage or photograph of a
Floridajaguarundihasheen
confirmed, and they are not
f d in Flonda's fossil re-
*
Gathana Parmenas of
Carrabelle believes she en-
countered a jaguarundi at
the cement bridge near Vic-
torian Village on U.S. High-
way 98 west of Carrabelle.
"It was going down to the
water," she said, "which is
jaguarundi-like behavior. It
was a cat of a type that I've
never seen, with the long
neck and the slinky motion
when it moved. I've had lots
of house cats; I know what
they look like. It wasn't an
otter. It was definitely a cat,
and definitely not a house
cat. When I looked on the
Internet, I decided it was a
jaguarundi.
But could the Carrabelle
Cat be a bobcat?
In 1941, the Journal of
Mammalogy published pic-
tures of two black bobcats
killed in Manon County,
Florida. Those bobcats were
mistakenforpanthersbyca-


.
sual observers at the time.
In 2007, a South Flonda
woman called authorities af-
ter a "black panther" ate her
pet turkey. The panther was
actually a 20-pound mela-
nistic bobcat, which now re-
sides at the Busch Wildlife
Sanctuary in Jupiter.
David Hitzig, curator
of the sanctuary, captured
the cat. He said that before
the cat was captured, the
woman insisted the animal
we h ot t0inpounds a
9
brought to the scene.
Bobcats weigh about
20 pounds and have short,
stumpy tails. But the animal
in Miller's video has a long
tail.
So could the Carrabelle
Cat be a panther?
Remember Cebe Tate?
Tate's Hell was once
home to Florida panthers,
also known as the eastern
puma. According to local
legend, a farmer pursued a
panther that was killing his
livestock into the swamp. He
got lost and remained in the
wilderness for 10 days, be-
fore stumbling into a clear-
ing near Carrabelle, where
he died.Hisfinalwords were,
"My name is Cebe Tate, and
I have been to hell." Thus
the region got its name.
In an article reprinted in
The Times on Jan. 14, the
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Toni Eddy, who together with her husband,
Bob, serves as co-commissioner of the Dixie
Youth League, holds up a T-shirt that speaks for
the many young boys and girls who compete in
the league, hailing from throughout the county.


Photos by DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times
These little T-ball players, members of the Sting Rays, sponsored by Gunn Heating and Air
Conditioning and J.V. Gander Distributors, are excited about the start of the season. Their team is
coached by Caleb Kembro.

Season kicks off with Day of Baseball


Under sunny skies, the Dixie
Youth League, with 22 teams, took
the field Saturday at Vrooman
Park in Eastpoint, for the annual
Day of Baseball.
"It went real well," said Bob
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sioner of the league with his wife,
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concession stand and the street in
front of the park.
Honored with fields were Greg
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and Donna and George Thomp-
son. The late Billy Ray Langley, an
avid ballplayer, was honored with
the renaming of the drive in front
of the park; his parents were on
hand for the street renaming.
Lynn Martina said she and her
husband were but one part ofa


large volunteer effort to handle
construction of the fields, a piece
of the overall community effort to
back youth baseball. "We carried
every block, without help from
prisoners," she said. "And we were
glad to do it. It's all for our kids."
Commissioner Bevin Putnal
thanks all those who were hon-
ored. "It's all about working to-
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together and working hard," he
said.
Ashley Carroll then sang the
National Anthem and the day of
baseball was underway.
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The Fireflies, sponsored by Webb's Seafood,
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they said, they encountered
a Florida panther in Tate's
Hell.
"We like your back-
woods, and we were driving
in Tate's Hell heading south
on Tower Road just two
miles south of SR 65," My-
ron said. "It was February,
and we had just arrived. We
saw a tawny yellow cat just
at dusk. It was going from
west to east when it crossed
the road."
Male Florida panthers
may range hundreds of
miles.AFloridapantherwas
shot by a hunter in Georgia
in 2008. The Louisiana De-
partment of Fisheries and
Wildlife receives reports of
pumas every year, most of
which remain unconfirmed.
Both Louisiana and Geor-
gia were in the Florida pan-
ther's original range.
The cat in Miller's video
cannot be a puma. Pumas
areblondes.Scientistssaya
black puma has never been
observed.
Land said large black
cats are normally a dark
form of leopard or jaguar.
Black cats are actually spot-
ted cats where the spotting
is very dense.
Miller and McKinnon
both insist that the animal
they sawin Tate's Hell could
HOt be a Florida panther.
Jim Broaddus, owner
of the Bear Creek Feline
Center, a Panama City ref-
uge and educational center
for big cats, said Miller's
video does not appear to
be either of a panther or a
jaguarundi.


cies have been interbred
with domestic cats.
Craig Mariconi, owner
of the Wild Spots Cattery in
Benton, Ark., breeds Chee-
toh cats, a hybrid variety
with lineage from the Asian
Leopard Cat. He does not
breed wildcat with domes-
tic animals but has experi-
ence in the process. He said
that hybridization can occur
but is rare.
"The different species
have different gestation pe-
riods," he said. This means
thathybridkittensarerare-
ly carried to full term, and
most do not survive.
Adam Warwick, a wildlife
biologist and bear special-
ist for the FWC, said he has
watched the Miller video
with other wildlife special-
ists. He said they have come
to the conclusion that the
animal is a large house cat.
He said none of his FWC
colleaguesinFranklinCoun-
ty or neighboring areas has
seen any unknown cat.
"As much as we are in
the woods, you would think
one of us would have seen
something," he said. "Noth-
ing would make me happier
than to think there was a
healthy population of pan-
thers in Tate's Hell. I haven't
seen any hard evidence of
any unknown animal, and
I've run it by several people
who have more experience
than I do."
He said that coyote
tracks are frequently con-
fused with cat tracks.
He added that he does
not dismiss sightings of
Florida jaguarundis out of
hand.
"I've heard some things
that make me wonder," he
said.
Land and Hitzig agree
with Warwickon the identity
of the You'llibe cat.
"It's a house cat," Land
said. "The animal is pic-
tured on a road, and it
doesn't even stretch across
a single tire track. Panther
would have easily stretched
between two ruts. They're


that big."
FWC wildlife biologist
Mark Lotz, who specializes
in panthers, said there is no
evidence to refute the exis-
tence of the large cats peo-
ple say they have seen, but
no evidence to support the
existence of the cats, either.
"One of the interesting
things about sightings of
rare animals is that they
can usually be reproduced
if the animal is genuine,"
Lotz said. "Somebody can
go back and spot the animal
again. There are no native
black cats in North America.
Bobcats have a melanistic
phase, but it's extremely
rare. Sometimes, when you
glimpse something, your
mind fills in the gaps. It's
easy to convince yourself
you saw something."
Lotz agrees that the cat
in the YouTube video is a
house cat.
Cal Allen is convinced
that the YouTube cat is
much larger than a normal
house cat. He described it
as a "cat on steroids," set-
tingthelengthat28.9inches
after some complicated
mathematics. He sets the
rear-end height at 20 inches.
Tail length with some ex-
trapolating would be 18-19
inches.
"It seems too big for a
jaguarundi, and too small
and wrong color for a pan-
ther," he wrote. "Hybrid?
Maybe, but of what? Plus,
that wouldn't explain multi-
ple sightings of what the lo-
cals call 'black panther' that
I have heard from several
other people."
If you see the Carrabelle
Cat, do not attempt to ap-
proach it, and do not shoot
at it or harm it in any way.
All native big cats are pro-
tected in the U.S.
If you have seen the Car-
rabelle Cat, contact The
Times at Iswoboda@starfl.
com or 653-1819. A picture
would be even better. Until
somebody catches a cat, the
identity of this feline will re-
main a mystery.


Special to The Times
On Friday, March 26,
members of the Frank-
lin County Sheriff's Office
Narcotics Unit, along with
deputies from the sheriff's
office and K-9 unit, execut-
ed a search warrant at the
residence of Carlton Lucius
Goodson, 183 Bear Creek
RoadinEastpoint.
During the execution of
the warrant, nine firearms,
approximately 272 grams of
suspected marijuana, and
$31,138 were seized.


Goodson, 56, was charged


session of
marijuana-
more than
20 grams,
possession
with intent
to distribute
man uana,
and pos-
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Broaddus said he and
other cat enthusiasts are in-
volved in a project to docu-
ment the existence of jagua-
rundis in Florida.
"We call it the search for
little foot," he said. "Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission (FWC)
gave us the nod to capture
a jaguarundi because they
don't exist "
He said he would espe-
cially like to capture a fe-
male jaguarundi to breed
with a captive male already
living in his compound.
Broaddus said that in-
terns who volunteer at his
facility and are familiar with
big cats frequently see pan-
thers when they leave and
go home.
He suggested that cam-
era traps with motion sen-
sors could be used to pho-
tograph the Carrabelle Cat.
He said they are available
online for about $100. He
advised anyone attempt-
ing to catch the cat on film
to mount the camera in an
area where the animal has
been spotted and leave it for
several days. He said high-
quality paw prints might be
captured by smoothing out
the sand under the camera
mount.
Broaddus said he be-
lieves the animal could be
some kind of a hybrid be-
tween a domestic cat and a
wildcat. He said that hybrid
females are often fertile.
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By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor
The Supporters of St. Vincent
Island welcomed an enthusiastic
collection of visitors March 13 as
the island hosted its annual open
house.
Transportation to and from
the island from the Indian Pass
boat ramp was provided by the
Apalachicola Maritime Museum
and the St. Vincent Island shuttle,
as about 230 visitors visited the
island that day.
Another 45 volunteers helped
provide the guided tours and
exhibits that showcased the
uninhabited island's protected
wildlife, diverse ecosystems and
history.
John Miick and Cletus Heaps
provided music, while wagon tours
were led throughout the day by Bob
and Anita Casey, John and Paulette
Moss, Landy Luther and Denise
Williams, and John and Gloria
Austin.
There were a variety of guided
walks, including one on coastal
photography led by Debbie
Hooper, ones along the beach led
by Beth Wright and Trish Petrie,
one focused on birds led by Alan
Knothe, and a hiking tour led by Jeff
Strickland.
Denise Williams provided a
talk on migratory birds, and Lori
Nicholson spoke on whooping
cranes. Dr. Wayne Childers spoke
on the island's rich history.
Members of the St. Marks
Photo Club, led by Tom Darragh,
provided "photographic safaris"
all day.
A number of booths were in
place for visitors to visit. Artist
Daphne Lloyd, from Indian Pass,
made pottery critters and did
watercolor painting.
Laura Jenkins and Frank
Perruka, from the Panama City
office of U.S. Fish and Wildlife,
staffed a booth, as did Lisa Bailey,
from the Apalachicola National
Estuarine Research Reserve.
Lori Nicholson and Greg
Titus offered a whooping crane
exhibit, as well as one on habitat
management, at the St. Marks
National Wildlife Refuge booth. Jeff
Ilardi, president of the Apalachicola
Riverkeeper, staffed that group's
booth, while George Floyd, from the
Apalachicola Maritime Museum,
was also on hand.
Alan Knothe provided
informationonbearmanagement,
while the booth from the
Supporters ofSt. Vincent Island
focused on red wolves, turtles and
other creatures.


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Photos by AUDREY SCHMIDT | Special to the Times
Above, Cliff and Denise Bu tIer, left, have
. e a chance to meet Lisa Bailey and her pet
rat snake at the ANERR booth. At left, Dr.
Wayne Childers offers a talk on the history
of St. Vincent Island. At top, Daphne Lloyd
made pottery and did watercolors during the
day's events.


Special to The Times
Plans are under way for the 18th
annual Historic Apalachicola Home
& Garden Tour sponsored by Winity
Episcopal Church.
This year's theme, "Down by the
River, Down by the Bay," spotlights
Apalachicola's waterfront homes.
Co-chairs Nita Morgan and Gloria
Austin said the tour is expected to
attract more than 1,000 visitors to
Apalachicola on Friday and Saturday,
April 30 and May 1.
The weekend will begin Friday,
April 30, with Evensong at 5:30 p.m. at
Winity Episcopal Church. A lecture
by Faith Eidse, award-winning author
of "Voices of the Apalachicola,"
will follow at 6:30 p.m. As in her
compilation of oral histories, Eidse
will bring the people of the Forgotten


Coast and Big Bend to life.
Homes will be open to visitors on
Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Pre-sale tickets will be available
at $15 up until the day of the event.
On the day of the tour, ticket sales
will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the purchase
price of$20. Lunch will be served
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Winity's
parish hall at a cost of $10. A silent
auction, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., also
will be a part of the tour day's events.
The featured home of the tour
is a Second Empire style mansion
owned by Susan and Jim Bachrach.
This architectural gem sits atop a
gentle rise overlooking Apalachicola
Bay. The original house with high
ceilings and tall dormer windows on
the ground floor was built in 1885.
The gabled tower, added in 1999,
emphasizes the Second Empire style.


Examples of Corky Richards' fine
wood craftsmanship are showcased
in this home and others on the tour.
The late Richards, a woodworker of
national renown, worked in deadhead
cypress, an indigenous and highly
prized wood raised from the river
floor.
Grand homes to charming
cottages and even a beached
houseboat round out the 2010 tour.
Guests to Apalachicola also can
enhance the weekend experience by
allowing time for the many historical
buildings and churches, museums,
inns and parks that herald this river
town as a truly unique place.
For more information or ticket
sales, please contact Winity
Episcopal Church at 653-9550 or
the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of
Commerce at 653-9419.


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Birthday


Madalynn Riley-Malone born
Jacob Riley, along with Morgan, Stephen Jr., Cloey
and Harmony Malone, would like to announce the birth
of their baby sister, Madalynn Jannelle Riley-Malone,
on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at 6:50 a.m. CST.
She weighed 8 lbs., 5 ozs. and was 20%" long.
She is the daughter of Stephen Malone Sr., of East-
point, and Miranda Riley, of Carrabelle.
Paternal grandparents are Michael "Mike" and
Jeanette Malone, of Eastpoint.
Maternal grandparents are Royce and Lisa Riley,
of Carrabelle.
Paternal great-grandparents are Granny Brown, of
Georgia, and Granny Bellew, of Apalachicola.
Maternal great-grandparents are Thomas Lee and
Suzanne Brannan, of Carrabelle, and a great-great-
grandmother Merle Brannan, of Carrabelle.




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From left, Penny Reddice, Lloyd Davis, Alice Davis, Joyce Davis and Donna Pearson at the surprise


On March 13, Alice B. Davis
celebrated her 90th birthday with
a surprise party arranged by her
children, Donna Pearson, George and
Lloyd Davis, and Penny Reddice, and
grandchildren, Lisa McGee and Tory,
Tracey and Alice Salter.
The party was held at the old
Apalachicola High School with more
than 150 people attending.
Each guest received a blue ribbon
honoring Miss Alice.
She is mother to four children and has
26 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren


and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Miss Alice has resided in Apalachicola
for more than 50 years.
Apostle Granville Croom led the
opening prayer and blessed the meal.
Daniel Ferguson performed a dedication
song.
McGee read a poem dedicated to Miss
Alice, and Unjary Rosier performed an
interpretive dance.
There were special dedications
by George Davis, Alice Norman, and
Stephon and Loften Cargill. McGee was
mistress of ceremonies.


At left, a blue ribbon honoring Alice B. Davison on her 90th birthday.


Happy blessed Easter!
Masses for Holy Thursday,
Good Friday and Holy
Saturday will be at 5
p.m., Easter Sunday at
to a.m., at Sacred Heart
Church, 2653 Highway
98, Lanark Village. All L
welcome. Had plenty of
sunshine, shoppers and
helpers Saturday for the
quilt show, yard sale and lunch.
The lunch was prepared and


Lanark NEWS
served by members and
friends of our volunteer
fire department. Thanks
to all the supporters and
volunteers.
Tonya's Hope
celebration will be held
K NEWS Saturday, April 3, 2010.
Welsh Yard sale starts at 9 a.m.,
remembrance service
at noon, followed by
Thomas LeeBranon's pig roast
dinner. A requested donation


for the dinner is $10. At 3 p.m.,
the auction will start, and the
winning ticket for the cruise will
be drawn. Come to the American
Legion Post 82 in Lanark for a
fun-filled day.
Be kind to one another; check
in on the sick and housebound;
and remember to get a grip, tie a
knot and hang on to Jesus.
Until next time, God bless
America, our troops, the poor, the
homeless and the hungry!

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Dona Austin


First Baptist Church
St. George Island
501 E. Bayshore Drive
927-2257
R. Michael Waley, Pastor
"Greloitn ua praise rd wo hip the ltivin (311ns .145:3
Sunday Bible Study................ ................10:00am
Worship Praise................ ................ 11:00am
Sunday Night.................... ................7:00pm
Wednesday "Power Hour"............... ................7:00pm
Wednesday "Youth at S.EL.A.S.H".......................7:00pm
"Walking in Christ"


St. Patrick Catholic Church '
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................ .................8:30AM


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
379 Brownsville Road Apalachicola


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


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4 dh Street Apalachi 1 rid
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Investing in Eternity One Student at a ime


The United Methodist Churches
of Franklin County Welcome You

First United Methodist Church of Apalachicola
Worship Service 11:00 a.m. every Sunday
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
75 56 St. Apalachicola 653-9530 fumcapalach@gtcom.net
Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis
Carrabelle United Methodist Church
Worship Services 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
"Celebrate Recovery" Mondays 7-9 p.m.
Healing service first Tuesday each month-? p.m.
102 NE Ave. B Carrabelle 697-3672
Pastor: Julie Stephens
Eastpoint United Methodist Church
Worship Service 10:00 a.m. every Sunday
Prayer 9:15 a.m. Waffles & Wisdom 11:15 a.m.
Healing Service every first Fridays of the Month at 6:30 p.m.
317 PattonDr. (corner of David St.) 670-8825
Pastor: Rev. Beth White
St. George Island United Methodist Church
9:00 a.m. Worship Service
10:00 a.m. Fellowship Hour
201 E. Gulf Beach Dr. 927- 4635 www.sgiumc.org
Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis


Thursday, April 1, 2010


The Times | B3


Easter sunrise service

BapP ttoCr en att
1 5a rise nice
Marion Millender Park on
Patton Drive. The service
will begin at 7:30 a.m.

Easter egg hunt
The Love Center
Children's Ministry and
croom's Caring for Com-
munity will host the annual
Easter egg hunt on Friday,

gril 2,h t Llafayette Park in
The event gets under
way at 10 a.m. and will fea-
ture prizes for the Golden
Egg, Silver Egg and first,
second and third for the
most eggs.
For more info, call Min-
ister Lashonda Williams at
370-6934.

TOHy0 S Hope Day
Saturday, April 3, is
Tonya's Hope Day, to raise
money fotr ty charity
have been diagnosed with
cancer. The organization is
based at American Legion
Post 92 on Oak Street in
Lanark Village.
The fund was created to
honor Tonya Bridges of the
village, who died of cancer
in 2007.
Afundraiser will be held
at the Legion Hall with a pig
roast, silent auction, yard
sale and live entertainment.
Tonya's IRmd Chairwoman
Kathy Ingersoll said the
sale will start at 9 a.m., with
a religious service at noon,
followed by lunch. The auc-
tion begins at 3 p.m. The
pig roast will be prepared
by Thomas Lee Brannon of
Carrabelle. Kenny Pigg and
Evelyn McAnally, both of
Carrabelle, will perform live
music.
To reach Ingersoll, call
her at 697-9533 or call the
Legion Hall at 697-9998 after
4 p.m.


Local BRIEFS

forwewat sayew 2m
ets for the raffle cost $5
and are available by calling
Ingersoll or the Legion Hall.
The drawing is at 6 p.m. at
the celebration.

Spiritual growth
workshop
'Itinity Episcopal
Church, 79 Sixth St. in
Apalachicola, will host a
spiritual growth workshop
Friday and Saturday, April
and 17 "TheT ea-

Daily Life." The introduc-
tory session on Friday will
be 7-9 p.m. in Benedict Hall,
adjacent to the church.
Beginning with coffee at 9
a.m., Saturday's program
will be 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.'
with lunch provided.
The Enneagram, an
ancient spiritual tool, is a
study of the nine basic types
e et n
and points to specific direc-
tions for individual growth
and spirituality.
The workshop will be led
by Diane Macrae, an Epis-
copal laywoman, spiritual
director and retreat leader
for more than 30 years.
Macrae has a bachelor's
from Johns Hopkins Uni-
versity, attended Eden
Theological Seminary and
received a master's in reli.
gious studies from St. Louis
University. Macrae is a
member of Christ The King
Episcopal Church in Santa
Rosa Beach.
In an informal and inter-
active atmosphere, group
participants will experience
the nine types and come to
self-identify their dominant
personality characteristics.
Registration is $10. For
more information, call
Martha Harris, rector, at
653-9550.


Big Bend Hospice
thanks social workers
During National Social
Work Month, Big Bend Hos-
pice wishes to thank social
workers by spotlighting one
of its own who serves as an

sample of their value to the
PattiDixon, a social
worker on the Wakulla/
Franklin county team, has
worked with Big Bend
Hospice since 2009. Before
receiving her master's in

ooc k n eme.
When I looked at what gave
me the most job satisfaction,

kw e ,orDki directly with
Dixon spent several
years in child welfare before
coming to Big Bend, and
that experience has helped
her work with grieving chil-
dren. She was on call when
a family in Jefferson County
needed help; the children

h he r 1 -r's
di death. Wh
s eanrined she disco red
that the children had gone
to lake to fish
SIa k permission to
join them, then picked up a
cane pole.Dixon spent time
talking and listening to the
children.
"The fishing helped the
kids cope; it was something
they did on a regular basis
when they were anxious
or sad. I was there to give
them permission to grieve,
help normalize their feel-
ings and remind them that
tears are sometimes just
God's way of cleaning you
out," she said. When the
family expressed appre-
ciation she had come on a
weekend to a county many
miles from home, Dixon
replied, "It's my job!"
On behalf of Big Bend
Hospice, thank you, social
workers, for a job well done.


The family of Otis Eugene Wheeler
would like to thank the hospice workers
who took care of Eugene during his
illness.
To his nurses Joann, Diane and
DeAnn, thank you taking such good
care of him and always being there
when he needed you. For all of the
moral support and help that you gave
me, I really appreciate it.
To Michelle, who was always there


to help any way she could.
A special thank-you to Linda, his
social worker, who did so many extra
things to help me cope with this terrible
rdealo .
To Dr. Nancy Chorba, thank you for
the things you did during Eugene's
illness.

plaAll of y10u wialralways have a special
Blanche Wheeler and the Wheeler family


on Feb. 6, 2010,
Franklin County
lost its oldest
female resident,
Dona Austin, nee
Buzbee.
Austin was
just three weeks
short of her 101st


During her
married life, she
lived in Empire,
Carmen and
Buras, La., and
Pascagoula, Miss.
She returned to
Apalachicola after
her husband's


IN ME MORY

Another Year
without You!
Another year has
gone by
I can't believe it's so
My heart still misses
you
I didn't want you to
go

hPeo le say God took
is c

B I w linrouued
ave wai ted
Fo our t e on
e rough
Daddy, I still miss
you
My heart still aches
each day
Life is so much
different
Since you went away
I know you are in
heaven
With loved ones gone
before
Singing with the
angels
On heaven's golden
shore
One day I will see
you
In that special place
I will hear you play
your music
And see your smiling
face
But until the day
comes, Daddy
Just remember one
thing
I will always love and

m nt luhear those
angels sing

.0V6, YOUr 80by Gid
In Loving Memory of
J.C Bushy
Sept. 4, 1942 April 2, 2008
Written on March 28, 2010


UUNA AU)IIN


birtShh I survived by her
sister, Myrtle Hinckley,
also of Apalachicola;
nephews Hugh Buzbee of
Do than, Ala., and Lanny
Buzbee of Perry; and
nieces Shirley Buras of
Slidell, La., and Stephanie
Buzbee of Dothan.
Born in Mobile, Ala.,
on Feb 27, 1909, Austin
grew up and spent much
of her life in Apalachicola
and, until recently, shared
a house in the historic
district with Hinckley.
She was the oldest of
six children and moved
to Apalachicola with her
parents and five siblings
on May 1, 1928, when her
father came to work for
Sheip Lumber Company.
At the time of her
death, she resided in the
Bay St. Joseph Care and
Rehabilitation Center in
Port St. Joe.
She was the widow of
Herman Austin, captain
on a pogey boat for the
Menhaden Fish Company,
who passed away in 1961.


Lated, rge D.
George, owner of the
Oasis Bar and Package
Store, asked Austin and
Hinckley, also a widow,
to come work for him.
Austin and Hinckley
worked at the Oasis for
23 years.
Hinckley said, "I
tended bar and Dona ran
the package store mostly.
One customer used to call
us Frankie and Jesse for
the outlaws."
"She was my sister,
but she was also my best
friend," Hinckley said.
"She paid many a doctor
bill for dogs that people
dropped off. Mr. George
D. George used to say
there would be a special
place in heaven for
Dona because she was
so good to people and
animals."
In honor of Miss
Dona's 100th birthday,
Apalachicola Mayor Van
Johnson proclaimed
Friday, Feb. 27, 2009,
Dona Austin Day.


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NOTICE OF

ANNUAL

MEETING


The Board of Commissioners of
the Northwest Florida Regional
Housing Authority will hold itS
Annual Meeting, April 13, 2010,
at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 2725
Graves Road, Tallahassee, Florida.
Meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m.
E.D.S.T. The meeting will be open
to the public.


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EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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APALACHICOLA

850.653.9550

MAUNDY THURSDAY, APRIL 1
6:00 P.M.
GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 2
12:00 NOON GOOD FRIDAY LITURGY
6:00 P.M. STATIONS OF THE CROSS
HOLY SATURDAY Service at 10:00am
EASTER, APRIL 4
7:00 A.M. EASTER VIGIL, LAFAYETTE PARK
10:30 A.M. RITE II, TRINITY CHURCH
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University of Florida education researchers, from left Harry Daniels, Dia Harden
and Eric Thompson, seen here in a photo taken March 16, report they have
identified a stunningly precise predictor of school success the student's home
address. They attribute their finding to a profound correlation they documented
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46 Ninth Street

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Easter Morning Breakfast 9:00 a.m.
Bible Study for Everyone 9:45 a.m.
Easter Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
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Thursday, April 1, 2010


Local


By Lorry Lansford
Special to the Times
Current school reform
efforts, like No Child Left
Behind, emphasize teach-
er quality as the most im-
portant factor in student
success, but University of
Florida researchers have
identified another stun-
ningly accurate predictor
ofclassroomperformance
- the student's home ad-
dress.
Right down to the
neighborhood and street
number.
The researchers at-
tribute their finding to a
profound correlation they
documented between
home location, family
lifestyles and students'
achievement on state
standardized tests.
"The core philosophy
of school reform today
is that effective schools
and quality teaching can
correct all learning prob-
lems, including those of
poor minority students
who are most at risk, and
if they fail it's the educa-
tors' fault," said Harry
Daniels, professor of
counselor education at
UF's College of Educa-
tion and lead investigator
of the study. "While school
improvement and teach-
ing quality are vital, we
are demonstrating that
the most important factor
in student learning may
be the children's lifestyle
and the early learning op-
portunities they receive
at home.
"Where students live
- their neighborhood and
even the street may be
the most accurate indica-
tor of academic achieve-
ment."
Since 2006, the re-
searchers have conduct-
ed ongoing studies in two
Florida school districts,
in Alachua and Bay coun-
ties, tracking children
from working poor fami-
lies compared with more
well-off counterparts.
Daniels and co-re-


searchers Eric Thomp-
son and Dia Harden, both
UF graduate students
in counselor education,
reported their findings
March 20 in Pittsburgh at
the American Counseling
Association's annual con-
ference and exposition,
the world's largest gath-
ering of counselors.
Collaborating with UF
business geography pro-
fessor Grant Thrall, the
Florida researchers pro-
duced special "geo-demo-
graphic" maps of the two
school districts, showing
every student's home ad-
dress, color-coded to indi-
cate their household life-
style traits. The research-
ers borrowed "lifestyle
segmentation" profiling
methods used by direct
marketers and political
strategists to classify ev-
ery student into one of
several lifestyle groups
(four in Bay County, three
in Alachua), each based
on a common set of val-
ues, income level, spend-
ing patterns, education
level, ethnic diversity of
neighborhood and other
shared traits.
"The color-coded pat-
terns on the maps reflect
the tendency of families
with like lifestyles to live
in clusters in the same
neighborhoods, and fam-
ily income level is just one
of several variables they
share," Daniels said.
The researchers then
examined the relationship
between each group's
lifestyle profile and their
math and reading scores
on the Florida Compre-
hensive Assessment Test,
the state's standardized
exam used to evaluate
student and school per-
formance. Researchers
discoveredthegroups'so-
cio-economic level corre-
sponded with their group
ranking on FCAT scores.
The most affluent lifestyle
group registered the high-
est FCAT scores, the sec-
ond richest group ranked
second in test scores, and


so on. On the math tests,
the gap between the high-
est and lowest scoring
lifestyle groups was more
than two grade levels.
"The testing patterns
in both counties virtu-
ally mirrored each other,"
Daniels said. "Every life-
style group improved in
FCAT scores from year to
year until the 10th grade
exam (which students
must pass to graduate
high school), when im-
provement leveled off. But
they all improved at the
same rate, so the achieve-
ment gap persisted year
to year."
On the researchers'
special maps, the color-
coding patterns by neigh-
borhood were almost
identical for both FCAT
achievement levels and
lifestyle profiles.
While neighborhood
location and a student's
home life are factors be-
yond teachers' control,
Daniels said such home-
based variables merit
heightened attention in
bridging the achievement
gap in America's schools.
"The promise of this
approach is its potential to
help schools reach those
younger students in time
to improve their chances
for success," he said.
The UF study entailed
analysis of massive stu-
dent test results. Re-
searchers tracked five
years' worth of test scores
for Bay County public
schools (2003-2007), and
three years' worth (2004-
2006) in Alachua County
schools. They analyzed
scores only from students
who took the FCAT every
year of the study-more
than 14,000 in each coun-
ty. Over the years, those
students generated more
than 42,000 FCAT scores
each in reading and math
in Alachua County, and
some 72,000 test scores in
each subject in Bay Coun-
ty. Overall, more than
a quarter-million test
scores were analyzed.
William Goodman,
supervisor of guidance
and student services for
it"olsCou ythe F
team's data-mapping
methods can help school
districts target specif-
ic neighborhoods and
schools for federal and
state grant money to im-
prove educational ser-
vices.
"Data mapping and
life-segmentation re-
search is likely to become
more prevalent as there
is a growmg awareness
about how this decision-
making tool might best be
used to improve the qual-
ity of life for students,"
Goodman said.

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ItOck by the Sea planned for the island


NOTICE OF

GENERAL

ELECTION

I, Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of State of the State
of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL
ELECTION will be held in FRANKLIN County,
.
State of Florida, on the SECOND day of
NOVEMBER, 2010, A.D., to fill or retain the
following offices:
.
Umted States Senator

Representative in Congress: District 2

Florida Cabinet Governor
. .
Florida Cabmet Lieutenant Governor

Florida Cabinet Attorney General

Florida Cabinet Chief Financial Officer
. .
Florida Cabmet Commissioner of Agriculture

State Senator: District 6

State Representative: Districts 6 and 10
.
Supreme Court: Retention of Four Justices

First District Court of Appeal: Retention of Seven
Judges

Circuit Judge, Second Judicial Circuit: Groups 5,
9, 11, 14 and 15
.
School Board: Districts 2 and 4

County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4

Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District:
Groups 1, 2 and 4


STATE OF FLORIDA

DEPARTMENT OF

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

NOTICE OF APPLICATION

The Department announces receipt of an application for
a permit from the City of Apalachicola, file number 19-
0293504-003-DF, the project involves the expansion and
improvement to the Florida Department ofAgriculture and
,
Consumer Services (DACS) oyster habitat restoration
and oyster culture operations. This project proposes to
construct a 20' x 225' graded access road through the
marsh terminating in a graded rock 25' x 50' loading
-
approach which will have a 70' vertical metal bulkhead
along the afterward face and sides. Approximately 50
cubic yards of material will be dredged from the mooring
area afterward of the bulkhead to achieve a depth of six
feet. Additionally, approximately 30 treated piles will
be placed along the mooring area to secure the barge.
Approximately 1,035 cubic yards of graded rock will be
used to construct the road and loading area which will be
four feet above the existing marsh elevation. Two culverts
will be installed with the road and approximately 6,000
.
square feet of wetland marsh will be filled. Mitigation
for the impact will be marsh creation and restoration in an
area contiguous with the existing marsh.

This project waterway is contiguous with Scipio Creek
'
Class III Waters of the State. This Project is located on
the North side of Scipio Creek Marina which is at the
terminus of Market Street, Section 1 and 36, Township
8 South, Range 8 West, Latitude/Longitude, 29044'04"/
084o59'44", Franklin County.

This application is being processed and is available for
public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal
holidays, at the Northwest District, Tallahassee Branch
Office at 630-3 Capital Circle NE, Tallahassee, Florida
32301


Thursday, April 1, 2010


Local


The Times | B5


at Seafood Festival and put a
few in our give-away box on
the front porch We also send
selected titles out to the Work
Camp for the inmates who
come weekly to clean
our floors.
I also need to a
little housekeeping in
this article. Overdue
RARY books keep titles from
circulating to other
patrons. The most
painful to me is when a brand
new book gets checked out
for the first time and does not
come back. We try to keep our
patron records up to date, but
we are not automated with a
computer system (which could
block privileges when a book
is not returned). The library
board voted last year not to
charge overdue fines, we just
want the books back. We are,
of course, are always thankful
for donations in our jar, if your
conscience thinks you should
pay something. So we're back
to spring cleamng you
might find books you thought
you had already returned. It
happens.
So come by for books on
gardening and lots of other
springy topics, and think about
some spring cleaning of your
bookshelves and share the
wealth with the Apalachicola
library community -your
community.


By (aty Greene
Special to the Times
When out walking this
morning, I realized it was
really happening. Spring
has sprung! Birds like
cardinals were flashing
their red plumage,
things were starting to
bloom, well maybe some THE L
were weeds, but even
weeds when blooming
can be beautiful.
What does this have to
do with the Apalachicola
Municipal Library? Several
things. The library has many
books on native plants,
gardening, Florida gardening
guides, field guides and other
books on birds. Spring can
make us think about getting
healthy (maybe losing a few
pounds for beach season) or
growing vegetables to make
light colorful meals we have
books for that too. Remember
the health department gave us
a bunch of books on nutrition
and healthy "you" plans.
Spring also inspires
cleaning that's why they
call it "spring cleaning,"
right? Well, the library always
welcomes donations of books
- hardcover, paperback, new
and old. We sort them, add
some to the collection, sell
some on our cart in the library
and at our annual book sale


pany I love and have been with
my entire career wasn't easy, but
it's the right time and the right
thing to do," Segal said Monday.
"Freedom has an outstanding
portfolio of newspaper and tele-
vision properties and a great
team of associates to run them.
It has a very bright future; I
wish them all the success in the
world."
Segal began his career with
Freedom when he was still in
high school, working in the circu-
lation department at the Browns-
ville Herald in Texas.
Before taking on his current
role in 2007, Segal was president
of the Company's Community
Newspapers Division, a position


to which he was named in 1999.
Before moving into his corporate
role, he was publisher of The
Gaston Gazette in Gastonia, N.C.
His first position as a publisher
came in 1974 at The Sun Journal
in New Bern, N.C. He also held
earlier newsroom positions at
Freedom's North Carolina news-
papers.
"We are deeply appreciative
of the countless contributions
Jon has made to our company
during his distinguished career,"
said Freedom's Chief Executive
Officer Burl Osborne. "Due to
his expertise and hard work, the
company is well-positioned to
meet the challenges facing the
media industry."


By Staff Reports
Jon Segal has announced that
he will retire soon from the posi-
tion of president of the newspa-
per division of Freedom Commu-
nications.
Segal will retire June 30 after
more than 40 years in various po-
sitions with the company.
Freedom is the owner of The
Times in Apalachicola. The com-
pany also owns The News Herald
of Panama City, the Northwest
Florida Daily News in Fort Wal-
ton Beach and seven other week-
lies in Northwest Florida. All told,
Freedom owns more than 100
daily and weekly newspapers.
"The decision to leave a com-


Special to the Times
Beth Gosnell, Ed Moore, Allison
Carvajal and Rick Watson, with
some of our friends, have estab-
lished a 501c3 charity called Rock
By The Sea (www.rockbythesea.
org). The purpose of the organiza-
tion is to raise money for charity by
putting on a musical festival at St.
George., with a good cross-section
of individual and corporate spon-
sors.


This year Rock By The Sea IV
will be on St. George Island April
15-18.
This year the charities receiving
funds will be Lyrics for Life, The
Pediatric Brain 'llimor Program
at the University of Florida Health
Systems and the Franklin County
Humane Society. Last year Rock
By The Sea donated over $33,000 to
the featured charities,
With 12 acts lined up, headliner
for the event on the Bay will be Co-


rey Smith. All the musicians except
the headliner on Saturday after-
noon donate their time. RBTS is a
wonderful event with touring musi-
cians who write their own music.
On Friday, April 16, there will be
Golf By The Sea at St. James Golf
Course in Carrabelle.
For more information visit the
Web site www.rockbythesea.org,
twitter.com/RockByTheSea, www.
facebook.com/RockByTheSea and
www.tinyurl.com/ye2qts6.


They're back!
Throughout April, May
and June, computer
classes will be held at the
Carrabelle branch and
the Eastpoint Library.
All classes are free to the
public and will be held in
the computer labs on site.
Check out April's schedule
of classes:
Friday, April
9, Eastpoint, Basic
Computer Skills
Saturday, April
10, Carrabelle, Basic


Computer Skills.
Need to write or
rewrite your resume?
Carrabelle will offer a
Resume/Cover Letter
class on Wednesday, April
14. Call the Carrabelle
library at 697-2366 or
the Eastpoint Library at
670-8151 to register for
classes.
National Volunteer
Week is April 18 24.
Franklin County Public
Library will be recognizing
its volunteers in April with


several special activities.
Each week the Carrabelle
and Eastpoint libraries
are staffed with a cadre
of volunteers who greet
patrons, check out and
discharge books, shelve
material, and do just
about anything else to
assist the staff and the
library visitors. Many
of these volunteers are
winter visitors to the
area and assist during
their winter stay. Other
volunteers continue to


volunteer year after year,
and have helped new
staff members in trouble
shooting a stubborn
printer or computer. We
at the library applaud our
volunteers and appreciate
how they make the library
a special place to visit.
The county library
and the Franklin County
Literacy Center will host
the fourth annual El Dia
de los Ninos or the Day of
the Child. The celebration
begins Thursday, April 8,


at 6 p.m. at the Eastpoint
library and Literacy
Center at 29 Island Drive.
The evening's activities
are free and are for
families and children of all
ages. Come fish at the fish
pond and catch loads of
prizes, attend the bilingual
puppet show, participate in
breaking the candy filled
pifiata. Food and goody
bags for kids attending will
he given away.
Bilingual library tours
will be on-going, and


event goers can sign up
for a library card which
allows the card holder
access to hundreds
of books for all ages,
with many available in
Spanish. Learn about this
summer's reading theme,
"Make A Splash Reading,"
then create your own
colorful sailor hat.
For more information
about this event, contact
Anne Birchwell, library
assistant, Eastpoint
Library, 670-8151.


Spring has sprung


Segal retires from Freedom


BI


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Clean up Carrabelle



The City of Carrabelle is asking everyone to

cleanup your yards.

Rubbish, trash, junk, debris, abandoned material,

excessive accumulation of untended growth of

weeds, unsafe structures, abandoned, discarded,

unused objects or equipment such as automobiles,

boats, furniture, stoves, refigerators, feezers,

cans, or containers are a violation of City

Ordinance 389 and a fine of$250.00 per day can

be imposed.

Place items (not household garbage) on the right

of way and we will pick it up. Need someone to
haul off those old vehicles? We know someone

that will help.

Take pride in the community that you live in and

help cleanup Carrabelle.


1100
6233T
F TTHHEE CIRECCU DCOMT

LRIFRNCKULll OUAN
CAPITAL CITY BANK
Plaintl
v
R. EDWARD PROCTOR Ill
a/k/a RALPH EDWARD
PROCTOR, Ill a/k/a ED-
WARD PROCTOR, Individ-
ually; and FORGOTTEN
COASTa CF RUCTION
tlon
Defendants
CASE NO. 09-0000519-CA

NOO CCEL RESALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY

GRVeENd uemd uo 2

1 d000e0 9 oe
ond Judicial Circult, in and
f Fr e eCtyA


3dR, I ED A DLPH
a


INC., a Florida corpora-
tlon, are the Defendants. I
stsdtdoe er2 td
front steps of the Franklin
u y SCourtho ac
cola, Florida, 32320, at
11:00 a.m. on the 14th day
(feAp 2010 tpheedfolaoswisnet
forth in said Final Judg-
ment:
PARCEL 1

oenlyRealwPr el 55 e
Insular Street, Alligator
Point, Florida 32346, more
fpoal :Ia Td3escrCFedBRT
IPNECR, AMSAUPBDIVIRSIONP
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 13,
ORDTHEOPUBUCANRE
COUNTY FLORIDA.
AND ALSO

CR 12Property without

ds ra
chrlyL scribedA3 fol-
BLOCK 15, LANARK VIL-
LAGE UNIT NO. 3, A SUB-
DIVISION AS PER MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF RE-
OPRADGEED1 OPFLA BOUOK
LIC RECORDS OF LEON
COUNTY FLORIDA.

Ae spersemeclairningsan In-
e sale, Ifdany otheratshar
th d t scl ePett

sale

WeTIESSofMtYhisH Drtand
March 1, 2010.
Marcla M. Johnson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
p CEerkCreamer
March 25, April 1, 2010

TE CIRCUIT COURT
OlFALTHCEIRSCECTONIN AUN
FOR FRANKLIN COUNTy


Local


| 1100
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons

densaea cl
Ing unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice
Is served must file their
claims with the Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE
TIAE OTTYHEOF THIS
All other creditors of the
decedent and other per-
smoa d na ncla s3or dte
estate, including unma-
tured conItangent cx unh
their claims with this court

SHT HP BD T FSNTA

NCOLACMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER

eRRd of first publica-
2 ithis Notice is March


a 85 e k
Macon, GA 31210
Attorney for Personal Rep-
sent atkins,1ll
41 Commerce Street
A I hl la,0FL943929320

(850) 653-1949
March 25, April 1, 2010

6490T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OFALTHE SECONIN AUN
FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY
FLORIDA
GULF STATE COMMU-
NITY BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DWAYNE D. COULTER
and SELENA COULTER,
na wife,
CASE NO.: 09-000601-CA
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE Is hereby given
t t rs t IOrd


thCeo W ICrodua
I will sell the property situ-
ated in Franklin County,
Florida described as:

al h aa ordC tof
the map of the City of Apa-
lachicola on file with the
Clerk of the Circuit Court,
Franklin County, Florida.

atst lbldcehb, tosthhe hl he

ola ch t
a.m. on May 13, 2010.

An rept o fro
the sale, If any other than
d eo t nlesr n
ens, must file a claim
w In 60 days after the

WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court this
22nd day of March, 2010.

EURRKT OF THE CIRCUIT


| 1100
ALD R. ALEXANDER, SID-
AR E. EGNRTAERP SACS

Cpadns01dp
HOMEOWNERS' ASSO-
CIATION, INC., a Florida
non-profit corporation
Defendants. '
CASE NO
2009-000492-CA
NOTICE OF JUDICIAL
SALE PURSUANT TO
SECTION 45.031(1) OF
THE FLORIDA STATUTES
TO WHOM IT MAY CON-
CERN.
Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to the Final Judg-

m0ent of Fo a rre N2
2009-492-CA, of the Circuit

a c2rld Fdaw

I R NB DK tEhe
ANDER, SIDNEY E. GRAY
EKS, rEp t

O EMCWKNSESRASCK ACE


CAle NC a r ra
cult Court, Franklin
County Florida, will sell at
dpuMircbsalreea rofedowing

Lod10 LAKE MCKI AtC
map or plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 10,
anekl9, CPubhtc RFecord of

A Ils w 110e helldl@
a.m., to the highest bidder
fcr Tsh, a Ilfront stue
Courthouse, 33 Market
Street, Apalachicola, Flor-
tlonna o)rdancelcw
Statutes.

Any person claiming an In-
terest in the surplus from
sa ef an w reratshaon
the date of the Ils pendens
must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
Dated February 24, 2010.

arnc o Tnny Clerk of

cphueleCM3amell
March 25, April 1, 2010
6365T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OUANNTDY ORRI ANKLIN
CONSUMER SOLUTIONS,
LLC
Plaintiff
Vs.

n n EhVe ds
other unknown persons or
unknown spouses claim-

anny b t u20a nundeed
Defendants'
Defendants.
CASE NO: 08-158-CA
NOTICEOF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE Is hereby given
thattthhee undersigned Cle
FranidinheC nty, Florld
ay Ap


| 1100
201t eatF Ost so A
Franklin County Court-

sp et
highest and best bidder for
cash, the
following-described prop-
erty situate in Franklin
County, Florida:
Situate, lying and being in
the county of Franklin,
StateofFloridatowit:
Block 152, Lot 2 In the city
of Apalachicola, Florida.
pursuanttotheFinalJudg-
ment entered in a case
pending Ins ald Court, the
stbyb of which is Indicated

Anyapersr tentit la r-
plus, If any, resulting from
e r nr
ens mwust fileh0ead af

the foreclosure sale.

Wll sEe o a nCdo dtofs
th0. day of February,


R co tFnson wit
to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled,
atrnacostoftoce[o tasshe
tance. Please contact
rSt et Se 0 AMp
lachicola, FL 32320 or call
(850) 653-8861, within 2
wo Ino t sysNo cyoury
are hearing or volce Im-
p- 653-2227. call

CLEURRKT OF THE CIRCUIT
By: Michele Maxwell
Deputy Clerk

ATTORNEY FOR PLAIN-
Lauren Ann Cascino
Butler & Hosch, PA.
3 5ES. Conway Rd.,
Orlando, Florida 32812
(407) 381-5200
March 25, April 1, 2010
6367T

ATLTHH I CRE NI OAUNR
ORRIFRAANKLIN COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
HSBC BANK USA, N.A.,
AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE
FOR THE REGISTERED
NOTEHOLDERS OF REN-
ASASNA E HO2ME EQUITY
Plaintif,
vs.
CLYDIE MAE RUSS A/K/A
YODWANMASEPORUS; UO

N EAR SSS1;
KNOWN TENANT #2; ALL
OTHER UNKNOWN PAR-
SETSS BCY 11 NOGUGlHNT -
EDANDEFAEGN TT(SA
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN
TWOHEBTEHEDREADSAOMREALIUV
KNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS,

CASE NO.: 08-000459 CA


| 1100
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

OVpursnttH
Summary Judgment dated
August 31, 2009, entered
In Civil Case No.: 08-
000459 CA, of the Circuit
Court of the Ninth Judicial
Circuit in and for Franklin
County, Florida, wherein
HSBC BANK USA, N.A. AS
INDENTURE TRUSTEE
FOR THE REGISTERED
NOTEHOLDERS OF REN-
ASASNANTCREU M2E EQUITY
Plaintif, and CLYDIE MAE
RUSS A/K/A CLYDIA MAE
RUSS are Defendants.
I will sell to the highest bid-
der for cash at 11:00 a.m.,
Fnra InC ut rkof t
flce, Main Courthouse, 33

LM 2 o

d nal
ment, towit:
All oBIL.otkN be FlveOn
Hu rewityFiftyAp h I
ccord g ttsna Ch


Russ from Hilda F Marlar
widow, by Warranty Deed
AtedehptemberlS62003
ber 17, 2003, In O.R. Book
6dedPa 0 3thaendLarne-
Records of Franklin
County, Florida.
This property is located at
the Street address of: 250
d 20Apalachicola,

Pngyoau r etao s -
Ing after the sale, you must
file a claim with the clerk

t3 actua 160dla
tIed to any remaining
funds. After 60 days, only
of e a n en
may claim the surplus.
TFESSofmthehand a
March 9, 2010.

MIa aM ohnson
h uMty k
IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICAN'S WITH
DISABILITIES ACT If you
are a person with a disabil-
Ity who needs any accom-
tmcopda onn Ithiso rc dpn
you are entitled, at no cost
to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please
antact42C5ourtOAdrn Ist

1, O oneFI d7a
0 hr p of ts
or volce Impaired, call
1-800-955- 8771.
Attorney for Plaintif:
mi Beasley Watkins,
Ell beth R. Wellborn, PA.
011) West Hillsboro Blvd,
DeerfleldBeachFL33442
Telephone: (954)354-3544
Facsimile: (954)354-3545
April 1,8, 2010

6366T
ONF HHEE CSR UONDC R [


| 1100
CHRISTI A. STARLING;
ABRUL ; et al. THOMAS

RCnUdl VILCASENO.
19-2009-CA-000405
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Sum-
mary Final Judgment of
ForeclosuredatedDecem-
ber 14, 2009, and Order to
Cancel and Reschedule
e24Sal010 ted
entered in case No.
53-2008-CA-005045, of the
Circuit Court for Franklin
County, Florida, I will sell
to the highest and best
Ndchrof e chu oo

Courthouse, 31 Market
r aApall Ap
2010 ths d a

nal Judgment:

NE141 BlockO1U2 UNIN
DIUt h reaos orndapd or

t tnk u unt d
TOGETHER WITH all the
Improvements now or
hereafterea tedlloeatshee
ments, rights, appurte-
na e nsd ras ts

and profits, water rights
and stock and all fixtures
tnoThe thereafter attached

YI R N CLAIM-
SURPLUS FROM THE
E, IFHEANPYROOP'EHRER
OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS
WUTSHTN A60)C
AFTER THE SALE.
WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court on
February 25, 2010.
MARCIA JOHNSON
Clerk of the Circuit and
Cou hCe dMaxwell
cuh 2 e rll 1, 2010

6371T
F THHEECIRNCDUITUCDOU
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
FRANKLIN COUNTY
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
FLAGSTARBANK,
Plantt,
vs.
JOHN R. MOODY; SAN-
DARLACATTMGEOD CFOG
SR SALE N EKT CAD
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANT
EIN SPUOBSSEECSTSIOPNROOPF
f dants -
CASE NO.: 09-00070
RE-NOTICEOF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
ENepe nua ctrec sOrre
e Dat2e00tedn8theday f
in Case No. 08-000022


1100
A,20f the rcultCCro
and for Franklin County,

BAaNnKde HR
MOODY; SANDRA A.
MOODY; COASTAL COT-
TAGE LLC; FLAGSTAR
BANK FSB; SUNRISE/
SUNSET LLC, A DIS
SOLVED CORPORATION;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANT
(S) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY are defendants. I will
selldto t hl esatatnhdeb
FRONT STEPS OF
COURTHOUSE at the
Franklin County Court-
ou 1Apalachicooad
the 6th day of May, 2010,
the COlousngsetdesenbed
said Final Judgment, to

UT 2 OF TREASURE

O DEH SOR EEORPDA
IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE

R ELF N
ANY PERSON CLAIMING


HREEASNRYR OPTER
OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS
WUT N OLEDAYASC
THE SALE.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA), disabled per-
sonaswthe because
accommodation to particl-
uldnc tsacpro eA
Coordinator at 33 Market
St)rleetFSulte 230236 Aopral
phone Volce /TDD (904)
653-8861 prior to such

p)rac>ceedt 9th day of
March, 2010.

MIa aO hh Trcuit Court
By: Michele Maxwell
Deputy Clerk
Law OHice of
Marshall C. Watson

L Wde4r9dtahleStreet,
o 9954)453-0365
me 1 850 4 1 2045328
March 25, April 1, 2010

6391T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FALTHCEl SECONIN N
FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
D e e CKS
CASE NO.:10-000010-CP
NOTICE TO CREDITORS

tateadml2traNicIn HCS
deceased, File Number
10-0U01CO-r it isCpnding
Franklin County, Florida,
obsate DI Ihon t3h3eMad
ket Street, Sulte 206, Apa-
lachicola, Florida 32320.
The names and addresses
of theapnerson reppresenta-

presentdatl Isw.attorney


Thursday, April 1, 2010


B6 | The Times


NEIGH BORHOODWATCH IS ON THE MOVE

Mayor Van Johnson and Chief of Police Bobby Varnes will
be hosting the next Neighborhood Watch Meeting


Place: 6th Street Recreation Center
Date: Tuesday, April 13th
Time: 6:00pm


All residence are urged to come out and take part
in this meeting.


We would like to hear your concerns and suggestions.
The neighborhood belongs to you, and it's time for you to
take it back from the criminals


To report a crime in progress please call 670-8500
To report any suspicious activity please call 653-9755 or
Email us at www.apalachicolapolice.com
For all emergencies please call 911


COEIGMLO T PLCIOA


850-747-5020


| 1100
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

KA BANBKANN.,N.A.

Vs
ROBERT M. TOLENTINO,
et al,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.08-000107-CA
DIVISION
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated Febru-
ary 23, 2010 and entered

CaseDNo Od80D107-CA
n and for FRANKLIN

/UK US NAK

LTEOL I OdC T BNAENR
FEDERAL SAVINGS
A RSS SD I

sts to the g hanad


RSTLH EOE A F MTHE
COLA FLORIDA at
11:00AM, on the 14th day
ofeAp 2010tpheefolaoswgt
forth in said Final Judg-
ment:
LOT 52, SEA PALM VIL-
LAGE, ACCORDING TO
T ORLA THEEOF L
BOOK 4, PAGE 30, OF
EF ILCNREOO T
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 1416 ELM COURz
ST GEORGE ISLAND, FL
32328

Anypersonclaiminganin-
tal tf n ropt r frhom
the property owner as of
the date of the Lls Pend-
ens mu6s file a la witth
sale.

Sof71shand and
February 24, 2010.


cf eo c3t)ourt
Deputy Clerk
** See Americans with
Disabilities Act
If you are a person with a
disability who needs any
accornrnodatio isorpd
ceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact:
Florida Default Law Group,

0 a
FO8007283
March 25, April 1, 2010

6N16 E CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
ARL FRTNCK I OUT
FLORIDA
PREMIER BANK, a Florida
banking corporation'
Plaintif


CAROLYN D. OLIVE, DON-


1100
ARL FC RNCKULllTN TOUAN
FLORIDA
CIVILACTK)NMORTGAGE

CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILDER EARL SEASON,
et al'
Defendantss.
CASE NO.:
19-2008-CA-000353
DIVISION
NOTICEOF
RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
r3R chedu gMForecl
2010 and entered in Case

C D uA On a

C V r
CORPORATION Is the
P daWI eh

shaatdFRb tT dOd


I AOLU A
11:00AM, on the 6th day of
May, 2010, the following
doedscribnedsaTpFe lasu
ment:
LOT ONE(1) OF BLOCK
SEVENTY-FIVE (75) OF
THE CITY OF APALA-
CRH A USN E
FLORIDA
A/K/A 102 10TH STREE1-
APALACHICOLA, FL 32320

Any person claiming an In-
terest in the surplus from
the sale, If any, other than

s e te
sixty (60) days after the
sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and
the seal of this Court on
March 9, 2010.
Marcla M. Johnson
Clerk of the Circuit Court

pWhchCderkMaxwell

a lete whmoe ceaendss nh d

p c ta nnt s etdo
Ing, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provi-
slan of certain assistance.
Please contact: ME Doug
n traCMficeL o('o u
Courthouse, 301 South
Monroe Street, Tallahas-
see, FL 32301, Phone:
M 4401, Fax: 850-

Florida Default Law Group,
Box 25018 Florida
33622-5018
March 25, April 1, 2010

6341T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TALTHCERSECTONDF JUD
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
ANDNHFOR FRANKLIN
WACHOVIA BANK, NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION
Plaintiff,
v





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FRANKLIN COUNY
SCHOOL BOARD
85 School Road, Suite 1
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-2810

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR
ACCEPTANCE OF PROPOSAL
FOR CONTRACTED SERVICES

For 2010-2011 School Year
Speech and Language Therapist
Please submit the following
documents:

Resume including name and
telephone numbers for 3 contacts,
preferably public school-related
experience.

Current Speech-Language
Pathologist license issued by the
State of Florida with Certificate
of Clinical Competence from the
American Speech-Language-
Hearing Association.

If considered for contracted.
services, provider must submit
a current certificate of liability
insurance and pass level 2
background check.

Please submit proposals/questions to
Brenda Wilson, Director of Special
Programs, Franklin County Schools,
85 School Road, Suite 1, Eastpoint,
Florida 32328, telephone 850-
670-2810, ext. 4109. Deadline for
submission is April 2, 2010, noon.


FRANKLIN COUNTY
SCHOOL BOARD
85 School Road, Suite 1
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-2810

ANNOUNCEMENT
FOR ACCEPTANCE
OF PROPOSAL FOR
CONTRACTED SERVICES

Board Certified Behavioral
Analyst Please submit the following
documents:


Resume including name and
telephone numbers for 3 contacts,
preferably public school-related
experience.

Current Board Certified Behavior
Analyst license issued by the
Behavior Analyst Certification
Board, Inc.

If considered for contracted services,
provider must submit a current
certificate of liability insurance and
pass level 2 background check.

Please submit proposals/questions to
Brenda Wilson, Director of School
Improvement & Special Programs,
Franklin County Schools, 85 School
Road, Suite 1, Eastpoint, Florida
32328, telephone 850-670-2810, ext.
4109. Deadline for submission is
April 2, 2010, noon.
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or discrimination based on
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en enation it llalorst ss
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or legal custodians, preg-
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unde 1.
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| 1100 |
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, TRUSTEES
TIMOTHY LEE EVANS:
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF TIMOTHY LEE EVANS:
IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTSS,
IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS,
AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIM-
ING BY THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS.
Defendants.
CASE NO.: 09-000165-CA
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE Is hereby given
that p suant toatrhe Ou
ment of Foreclosure in this
cause, In the Circuit Court
of Franklin County, Florida,
I will sell the property situ-
d de cb naCounty,
Lot 9, Block 5, Lanark Vil-
lage, Unit One, according
to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 2,
Page 14, of the Public
Records of Franklin
County Florida.
at Public Sale, to the high-
est bidder for cash, at the
steps of the Franklin
County Courthouse, Apa-
lachicola, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on May 20, 2010.

Any person claiming an In-
tal tf n t r hoam
the property owner as of
the date of the Ils pend-
ens, must file a claim
within60daysafterthe
sale.
WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court this
23rd day of March, 2010.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT

By UM hele Maxwell
Deputy Clerk
St e M9Wa Ins, Ill
41 Commerce Street
Ap a IcoladL 32320
April 1, 8, 2010
6568T
PUBLIC NOTICE

Pu@o atoS teutpro n7
the undersigned notified
a mar allapartes3havl or
or equitable, In the
following described vessel.
VESSEL: YEAR 1963, 35'
White/Navy Chris Craft
: Driftwood
VESSEL OWNER: Nathan
Wilburn
Said vessel will be sold or
deman 0,onat 24 en
Dockside Marine, Inc.
Located at 292 Graham
Dr., Carrabelle, FL. Vessel

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April 1, 8 2010
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ARL F RNCKULllN OUAND
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
BAC HOME LOANS SERV-
ICING, LP F/K/A COUN-
TRYWIDE HOME LOANS
RVICING, L.P

vs.
WILLIAM R. ALMOND, et
fendant(s).

C9 E1N- A-000070
DIVISION:
NOTICE OF ACTION

TW LIAM R. ALMOND
ST KNOWNaADDRESS:

Eastpoint, FL 32328
CURRENT ADDRESS.
UNKNOWN

MAYSRTAKAN NADDDRESS.
567 US Highway 98
Eastpoint, FI 32328
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
HC NRGA
AGAINST THE HEREIN
FMEENDDANT(S)N H
N D KNOOWRN TALIVBEE
WHETHER SAID UN:
KNOWN PARTIES MAY
SP1MSAN HNTRESDE -
SEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
CURRENTADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a


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State of Florida
Franklin
COunty Health
Department
JOb
Announcement
aggig amg Clerk

Position number:
An Oa S2a ry:
$20,734.74 $31,925.14
Closing Date: 04/07/10
The State of Florida is
an AA/EEO employer
cekrgreonucJd scr
and fingerprinting re-
quired.
This is an Interviewing
dilerk position und
Administrative Assistant
II, at the Franklin County
Health Department. In-
cu ent o wilCarr2
clinic but must be able
tcf work c Iho sof our
Carmbdle and A alach

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slvely with other clerical
sta ensure efficial
Ity of customer rela-
tions. This position is
responsible for clerical
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for all
anklin CpHrograms at
atin in dall ca -
ection procedures and

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problem with training
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dependable, and pos-
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letter to: People First
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#64081290. Please,
post to People First
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to People First Staffing
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FROM A POINT (CON.
FILLED 4 IN. DRAIN PIPE)
ON THE NORTHERN
BOUNDARY OF THE 100
FOOT HIGHWAY (U.S.
319) 422 FEET SOUTH
(TRUE BEARING) FROM
THE NORTHEAST
(NORTHEAST) CORNER
OF THE SOUTHEAST
QUARTER (SOUTHEAST
1/4) OF THE SOUTHWEST
QUARTER (SOUTHWEST
1/4) OF SECTION
TWENTY NINE (29),
TOWNSHIP EIGHT (8)
SOUTH, RANGE SIX (6)
WEST RUN SOUTH 66
DEGREES 17 MINUTES
WEST 570.5 FEET ALONG
HIGHWAY AND CURVE
FANRGEBNECGYINTNONG.POlUNN
THE NORTH 23 DEGREES
EMINHUETN EWESTTH2
DEGREES 17 MINUTES
WEST 100 FEET THENCE
SOUTH 23 DEGREES 43
MINUTES EAST 200 FEET
NSAIDTLI OOFNTAT
THE ROAD: SKlP 100
FEET FOR ROAD,
THENCE ON TO THE
SHORE OF ST GEORGE
SOUND, THENCE
NORTHEASTERLY ALONG
SHORE 100 FEET
THREE E NORTHMITUTDE
WEST TO ROAD, AND
FROM ROAD TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
THUS FORMING A TRACT
IN THE SOUTHWEST
Q VOTERS DOUSTEH bST
TWENTY NINE(29).
SUBJECT PROPERTY BE-
ING MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED BY
RECENT SURVEY BY
THURMAN
RODDENBERRY AND AS-
SOCIATES, IN., DATED
JANUARY31, 2005, BEAR-
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BEING DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:

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BOUNDARY OF U.S.
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CONTINUE NORTH 23
DEGREES 43 MINUTES 00
CODSTHWE TOI 0
BEGINNING. LESS AND
TRIGHTTHOEF-W 08
U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 98 LY-
ING OVER AND ACROSS
A PORTION THEREOF
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has been filed against you
and you are required to
served f sofwyournwnt0

days after the first publica-
tlon, If any on Florida De-
fault Law Group, PL.,
Plaintiffs attorney whose
a ressDB 9119 Corpomt0

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Court either before service
onPlaintiffsattorneyorim-
mediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be en-
tered against you for the
relief demanded in the
Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be pub-
to cons
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eh pa
Imes.
WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court on


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4100 | 6110

Bldg Const/Trades Publisher's
NOtice


| 1100 |
By: Michele Maxwell
Deputy Clerk
Steve M. Watkins, Ill
FBN: 0794996
41 Commerce Street
Apalachicola, FL 32320
(850) 653-1949
April l, 8, 2010

6572T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
S TE S, GRAENNTEES
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES,
OEl NHGE CLHA ANGT
UNDER, OR AGAINST
SHEILA COUGHLAN A/K/A
SHEILA B. COUGHLAN
A/K/A SHELIA LORRAINE
R DAd/EAAS EL
al.
Defendantss.
CASE NO..
19-2009-CA-000497
DIVISION:
NOTICEOFACTION

E UNKNOWN HEIRS
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CRED OM, CTLR MTAENETSS
CLAIMING BY THROUGH,
ERCOOUGHLAAGNA KS
SHEILA B. COUGHLAN
A/K/A SHELIA LORRAINE
R D CK SESDHELIA
LASTKNOWNADDRESS
UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
HCLAN NRGA
AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFTEN N)TWSN) WHO A
DEAD OR ALIVE
WHOEWHNERPARST MUANY
SP1MSAN INTRESDE
SEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS

LASKTNK)NWONWN ADDRESS:
.
DENWTNADDRESS.

YOUacARE tNOf seha
mortgage on the following
propertyFlo a FRANKLIN

LOT 4, BLOCK 16 EAST
LF GBEEA ES, IUSNLAND
AASPUDIV S OTNTHASREPO
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOKP B CPAGEO7R
OF FRANKLIN COUNTY
FLORIDA

d been f d against?
servedaf sof yournw

days after the first publica-
u If any oGrFloridaPDL
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aD a 4 3a00d
file he original with this
ufaen f bt ys
mediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be en-
tered against you for the
relief demanded in the
Complaint or petition.

dn ek
a consecut awae so
Times.
WITNESS my hand and
s s@tlhofdthisoP rcon
2010.
Marcla M. Johnson
Clerk of the Court
:DMichteleCMaxwell
See Americans with Dis-
aAecta person with a
ca whoonePndsm
to participate in this pro-
echn ouo a uentitl hde

provision of certain assis-
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South Monroe Street, Tal-
hasse85 5 34 01
Fao 0-487-7947
April 1, 8, 2010

6517T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY
FLORIDA
GULF STATE COMMU-
NITYBANK,
Plaintiff,
VE
TIMOTHY LEE EVANS:


| 1100 | 1100 | 4100
mortgage on the following this 15th day of March,
property in FRANKLIN 2010


I


County ~Florida:


Quality Assurance/Safety

State of
Florida-
Franklin
COunty Health
Department
JOb
A t
nnOuncemen
OPS Environmental
Specialist I
Position number:
64919043
Annual Salary Range:
$30,988.62 $51,489.88
Closing Date:
04/07/2010
EEO employer finger-
printing, background
setealin vTd6 132
License required: after
hours and weekend
work may be required
asnecessa
This is an OPS Environ-
mental Specialist I posl-
tion working in the Envl-
ronmental Health Office
of the Franklin -
Health Department Ill
Apalachicola, FL. The
b umbenon u re om;
evaluations, environ-
mental sampling, In-
spections, nuisance
complaint Investiga-
tions, Initiate compll-
ant nsandnenfmcea en
for facilities regulated by
the HF a Department
Environmental Health
These programs include
but are not limited to
OnsiteSewageLimited
Use Water Systems.
Blo-medical Waste,
Food Hyglene, Group
Care, Swimming Pools.
Medical Quality Assur-
and Mobile Home

The Incumbent will be
re Ired to Ilft to
30 s in order t per-
form required work.
Incumbent may be re-
ur t ndwork bbefmed
normal work hours or
aver n the event of an


A a A r in
one of the physical scl-
rn n lenc cr
or a minimum of 30 se-
ster hour or equwa
ences, Ilfe sciences or
environmental science.
Please, choose one of
the following for submit-
d it t baep cat n
by People First by the
ckang3da or it will not
1. Online at
http://peopleflrst.myflorl-
da.com/logon.htm.

If you should have prob-
lems with the online sys-
tern plea8 7)c 2-P7e2op71e

2. F9a0x4)y u 2ap2p711cation
Address the fax c ve;
Staffing Attn: Data En-
1'
Write the following in
the comments section
of the fax cover letter:
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post to People First
Web site
3. Mall your application
to People First Staffing
nis n eB x
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PUBLIC NOTICE

The U.S. Department of Commerce,
Economic Development Administration
. .
(EDA) is considering a re uest for Federal
assistance from the City of Apalachicola to
construct a project in the Franklin County
Area. Thus, the purpose of this notice is to
insure compliance with U.S. Presidential
.
Executive Orders 11990 Protection of
Wetlands and / or 11988 Floodplain
Management, pertaining to construction
of Marina Upgrades and Improvements
at the Cit of A alachicola's 'Mill Pond'
boat basin on Scipio Creek as shown on the
location map below.
The Preliminary Engineering Report and
Budget Estimates are on file and available
for review between the hours of 8:30an and
4:00pm at the City Administration office at
1 Market Street in Apalachicola.

Persons desiring to comment on the Project
.
and its impact on the area's wetlands or
floodplain may do so by submitting written
comments to:

Mr. Asa Williams, Environmental Officer,
Atlanta Regional Office, U.S. D.O.C.
Economic Development Administration
401 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 1820
Atlanta, GA 30308-3510
Ph 404 730-3002

Comments will be accepted through 4:30
pm, May 1st, 2010. The project is located
in Apalachicola as indicated in the location
map below.


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B8 | The Times


Local


A new exhibit at the Carrabelle
History Museum highlights the
earliest residents of the town. At left
is the hands-on portion of the new
archeological exhibit now on display
at the museum. In honor of March
2010, National Archeology Month,
Joan Matey of Lanark Village created
a new display featuring prehistoric
artifacts found in the area. Fossilized
bones and teeth, pot shards and stone
tools are all on display in a case
taken from the old Burda's Pharmacy.
on temporary loan is an arrowhead
collection gathered by Charles
Millender Jr. of Carrabelle. A unique
feature of the exhibit is a hands-on
area that allows visitors to touch
pot shards collected in Carrabelle,
some dating back to 300 AD. Most
of the exhibit will become part of
the museum's permanent collection,
but the case on loan from Millender
will remain on display through April
25. The museum, at 106 S.E. Ave.
B in Carrabelle, is open Friday and
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by
appointment. For more information or
to make an appointment, call Tamara
Allen at 524-1 153.
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