By David Adlerstein Times City Editor For the rst time since 2007, when tax proceeds began steadily declining after reached a high of nearly $16 million, Frank lin County commissioners are planning to generate more tax revenue than they did the year before. After budget hearings last Thursday and Friday, commissioners tentatively approved a proposed bud get of roughly $9.46 million for the upcoming scal year, about a half-million dollars more than the $8.95 million generated during the current 201011 scal year, which ends Sept. 30. Because the coun tys overall tax base slid by almost 5.7 percent, commissioners plan to increase the property tax rate by about a half-mill, from 4.445 to 4.98 mills, in order to generate an addi tional $506,381. The coun tys tax base now stands at $1.899 million, about $114 million below last years $2.013 billion tax able value. Combined real estate values have dropped by about 9.2 per cent, with the remainder of the tax base consist ing of tangible personal By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer Contested mayoral races in both Apala chicola and Carrabelle have set the stage for an exciting pair of municipal elections on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Incumbent Wilburn Curley Messer, 87, of 1399 NW Third St., faces two chal lengers for the ofce of Carrabelle mayor for the next four years. Courtney Dempsey, Carrabelles city administrator, said Shawn Oxendine, 52, of 403 West 11th St., and Christopher Massey Rose II, 29, of 301 Baywood Drive, have both registered as mayoral candidates. In Apalachicola, incumbent Mayor Van Johnson, 51, 449 23rd Avenue, is seeking reelection for another four-year term. He faces off against challenger Tom Daly, 59, of 107 17th St., chairman of Planning and Zoning. In Carrabelle, three city commissioner seats are up for grabs, all non-partisan and at-large seats. The seats held by in cumbents Frank Mathes and Jim Brown are both on the line, with the winners earning a place on the commission for the next four years. Mathes, 76, of 702 Georgia Ave., will vie with Gene Spivey, 71, of 207 SE 12th St., and Charlotte Schneider, 49, of 1622 Bayou Drive, for those two seats. Brenda La Paz, 56, of 310 West 11th St. and Brown, 87, of 1674 County Road 67, are both seeking to ll the third seat, which Schneider has lled by appointment, since Commissioner Richard Sands stepped down last September. The winner in that race will serve for the next two years. The countys Supervisor of Elections ofce said that, as of Tuesday, Carrabelle had 899 registered voters. City Clerk By David Adlerstein Times City Editor Two leaders, newly ap pointed to head the hospital and the health department, took on the challenge this month of guiding the countys health care system through the shoals of rising costs and decreased funding. I guess I have seniority, joked Dr. Karen Chapman, who took over as interim di rector of the county health department July 11, one week ahead of the July 18 start of Davie Lloyd as CEO of Weems Memorial Hospital. Chapmans appearance at Fridays county budget work shop was well-received by commissioners, pleased that Florida Surgeon General Dr. Frank Farmer quickly found an interim replacement for Wesley Tice, who announced his retirement June 23. Tice left his post July 7 after 32 years with the state, the last seven as administrator of the county health depart ment. Chapman, a medical doctor who holds a masters of public health, continues to direct the Okaloosa County Health De partment. She told commis sioners she anticipates hold ing the interim post here in Franklin County a minimum of three to six months. After apologizing for per haps not being fully up to snuff yet with details of the department, Chapman pro vided a thorough overview of its state of affairs. Regrettably we have some struggles, she said, noting the telephone sys tem is in a terrible state of repair, the computer infrastructure has been neglected and department vehicles are in incredibly poor shape. Despite recently complet ed repairs to the 12th Street building, Chapman said she is not completely satised with Apalachicola remediation and plans to bring both the construction manager and air conditioning contractor back to town to review the work. Carrabelle maintenance has been neglected for years. You can see daylight under those doors, she said, noting County proposes tax hike See COUNTY A2 By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer O n Aug. 1, 1899, Carrabelle, then only 6 years old, was decimated by a killer hurricane, with no warnings for the residents of the Gulf Coast. In those days, with the National Weather Service not yet a decade old and poorly nanced, storms were not systematically named. Storm No. 2 of the 1899 season hit southern His paniola on July 28, then weakened. The squall drifted northward over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and developed into a category 1 hurricane with 95 mph winds. By the time the compact storm, only about 25 miles across, made land fall on the Panhandle, it is believed to have been a category 2 with winds top ping 100 mph. County residents went to bed Tues day evening, July 31 with stars twin kling in the sky, with no inkling of what lay ahead. About 4 a.m. the next day, the edge of the storm made landfall. The eye crawled slowly ashore and passed over Carrabelle at about 10 a.m. People emerged from their houses briey to assess the damage but, in less than 30 minutes, the second wall of the storm made landfall bring ing winds from the southwest. At the height of the gale, the estimated wind speed was more than 100 mph, accom panied by a 12-foot storm surge. The onslaught of wind, rain and sea contin ued until 8 p.m. The little turpentine town of Mc Intyre, 13 miles north of Carrabelle was wiped from the face of the earth, Mayoral contests highlight elections See MAYORAL A7 2 new leaders take on health care challenge DR. KAREN CHAPMAN DAVIE LLOYD See HEALTH CARE A5 xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx Thursday, July 28, 2011 50 WWW.APALACHTI M ES.CO M VO L 126 I SS UE 13 P hone: 850-653-8868 W eb: apalachtimes.com E -mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 850-653-8036 C irculation: 800-345-8688 Opinion ............ A4 Sheriffs Report ....... A8 Society News ....... A10 Faith News ......... A11 Tide Chart ......... A13 Classieds ...... 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The showing will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the museum in the Carrabelle City Complex, 1001 Gray Ave. Seating is limited, so its rst come, rst seated. As usual, admission price is a donation to the museum, but there is no separate charge for the movie. S eafood Festival P ageant Six delightful young beauties will compete at the 2011 Miss Florida Seafood Festival Pageant, to be Saturday, July 30 at 7 p.m. at the Franklin County High School. Y ogi Bear at N ational N ight O ut The Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce S.A.F.E. (Student and Family Events) will mark the National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at the former Apalachicola High School with the new live-action lm adaptation of the HannaBarbera cartoon series Yogi Bear. The lm closes out the summer-long Movies in the Park series, and will be shown on a new 16 screen. It begins at roughly 8:30 p.m. Popcorn, hot dogs and drinks are free to children. Bingo on the island Every Tuesday evening until Labor Day, play Summer Bingo upstairs at the St. George Island re station, 324 E. Pine Ave. at 7 p.m. Cost is 25 cents per card. Sponsored by the St. George Island Civic Club. Everyone is welcome. Storm of the century See STORM A7 FLORIDA ME M ORY P RO J ECT The Carrabelle train depot following the 1899 hurricane. 1899 HURRICANE
Local A2 | The Times Thursday, July 28, 2011 property valuation. In her opening state ment, Clerk of Courts Marcia Johnson said the countys taxable value is just slightly above where it stood in 2004, with the pay roll almost identical to what it was seven years ago, at 78 employees. She stressed that in addition to the tradi tional county government functions, the county since then has had to incorporate management of Weems Memorial Hospitals $9.4 million operating bud get, the roughly $2.1 mil lion in annual health care sales tax revenues, and the $2.4 million in annual Tour ist Development Council and BP grant funding rev enue. By way of example, she cited a hypothetical home owner with a house valued at $150,000 and a $50,000 homestead exemption, who would pay about $54 more in county property tax next year, from $445 to $498, if the millage is increased. I am incredibly proud of all the advancements and improvements Frank lin County has accom plished in the last 10 years, and although the value of our property has dropped, Franklin County will always be a wonderful place to live and a place people love to visit. Johnson said. The additional half-mil lion dollars in revenue will enable the county to cover operating expenses as well as return the countys re serve for contingencies to a little over $1 million, ac cording to Erin Grifth, as sistant nance ofcer. She said countys re serves began the last scal year at $821,598, but later had to be revised down ward when commissioners earmarked money for a third part-time ambulance, reinstated the county ex tension ofce and extended the lease for the Supervisor of Elections ofce at 47 Av enue F in Apalachicola. In addition, the county last October pulled $500,000 from non-recurring capital outlay funds and used this to pay recurring expendi tures, leaving only about $411,000 in that account. Grifth told commis sioners the states recent move to require employees contribute 3 percent toward their retirement will save county government about $360,000 annually. But a 13 percent increase in health insurance costs, for an additional $836 per year per employee, has eaten up about half of these savings, she said. Theres been some sav ings, but we just dont have the cash infusion coming in from the capital outlay fund (for next year), Grifth told commissioners. She said costs associ ated with expanded am bulance service, ongoing litigation with The St. Joe Company and the everpresent threat of storms make it important to shore up the reserve balance. Were trying to get re serves to where they should be, she said. The oil spill should demonstrate how quickly those reserves can disappear. Sheriff pressed on his half of budget Almost half of the coun tys property tax proceeds, or about $4.6 million, will go toward funding the sheriffs ofce, which handles law enforcement and runs the county jail. This represents a drop of 4.23 percent over this years funding, most of that due to the retirement savings. Commissioner Pinki Jackel said she has heard from many of her con stituents about the cost of funding the sheriffs ofce. They look at me as being responsible for funding the budget, she said. In talking with other commis sioners around the state, Franklin County is in the top 1 percent. We may be at the top, in terms of our sheriffs budget per capita. That really concerns me. Jackel said the Gulf County sheriffs budget runs around $3.45 million and serves a county with a larger steady resident population of about 16,000 people. They have 30 percent more population, but their budget is about 30 percent less, she said. When I look at those numbers, they are staggering to me. The numbers dont stack up. I think you all do a good job; Im not knocking your people. But ad valorem (tax proceeds) have shrunk tre mendously, but the sheriffs budget has not. Sheriff Skip Shiver re sponded by saying If you look at cutting services, youll jeopardize the safety of the people of Franklin County and endanger the citizens of this county. Commissioner Bevin Putnal urged the sheriff to nd a way to eliminate the need to pay overtime, par ticularly with corrections ofcers who oversee the av erage of 80-110 inmates at any given time at the jail. Shiver served notice that in the next 12 to 18 months, the state is planning to end the program of paying the county to house about 30 of its inmates. Commissioner Cheryl Sanders said two other counties, Lafayette and Washington, would be af fected by the states deci sion, but not to the extent of Franklin. She said State Sen. Bill Montford is work ing to convince his col leagues that state inmates are an important source of revenue to the county, which would incur higher costs to transport prison ers from the state prison. The prisoners were put here as a mandate by the legislature when the net ban came into effect, to compensate for the unem ployment we were going to have, she said. So we are a little different than any other county. The impact of the loss of state inmates would be devastating to the sheriffs budget. Shiver declined to com ment on whether hed be forced to cut employees if the state follows through on its plan to pull its inmates. Well skin that cat when we get there, he said. Jackel questioned Shiv er if he would support a proposal to have a forensic accounting rm audit his operations, at no cost to the county, with the rm getting a percentage of any cost savings it nds. One way they save money is they buy so much volume they have savings we could never dream of, she said. I dont have any prob lem with that, said Shiver. My door is always open. Im not out to hide any thing. Chairman Noah Lock ley asked Shiver to come back in the afternoon with additional cuts. We got to squeeze something here. See what you can do, he asked. Shiver returned later to say he could nd no addi tional cuts, other than with inmate medical costs, which he said should be handled cautiously in the event of unforeseen expenses. With Jackel voting no, the commissioners tenta tively approved the sher iffs budget, as they did the remainder of the constitu tional ofcers. With the exception of Supervisor of Elections Ida Elliott, the other county of cials all cut their depart mental requests by a lesser percentage than did the sheriff, in the 3 percent to 4 percent range. Elliott increased her budget by 5.83 percent, cit ing the additional costs of the 2012 presidential pri mary. We may not use it but its there if we need it, she said. Miss Christina Nicole Pateritsas 17 Yr old daughter of Callie Nichols of Apalachicola and Mario Pateritsas of Greece, and is a Senior at Franklin County High School. Sponsored by Miss Carli Danielle Hunt 16 Yr old daughter of Jayme and Brian Kelderhouse of St. George Island, and is a Junior at Franklin County High School. Sponsored by Duncan & Sanders, PA. Miss Christina Michelle Collins 16 Yr old daughter of Johnny and Cindy Collins of Apalachicola, and is a Junior at Franklin County High School. Sponsored by Collins Construction. Miss Hannah Elizabeth Oxendine 17 Yr old daughter of Shawn and Christina Oxendine of Carrabelle, and is a Junior at Franklin County High School. Sponsored by Oxendine Enterprise, LLC. Miss Kayle Nicole Martina 17 Yr old daughter of Kevin and Patty Martina of Apalachicola, and is a Senior at Franklin County High School. Sponsored by Miss Emerald Adrienne Norris 17 Yr old daughter of Kansas and Steve Norris of Carrabelle, and is a Senior at Franklin County High School. Sponsored by The Management Experts, LLC. S A TUR DA Y, JULY 30 T H 7:00 P M FR ANK LI N C O U N TY HIG H S CHOO L $5 ADMISSION FEE COUNTY from page A1 DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times From left, Michael Moron, assistant to Clerk of Courts Marcia Johnson, and nance ofce employees Erin Grifth and Linda Phillips work on data during a blackout that interrupted the Thursday afternoon session for about a halfhour until Progress Energy remedied the problem. The following chart shows the proposed budgets for county departments and how they compare to the budgets from last year. DEPARTMENTS 2010-2011 2011-2012 % CHANGE Sheriff 4,798,534 4,595,660 -4.23% Road and Bridge 1,530,466 1,501,012 -1.92% Solid Waste 913,319 906,958 -0.70% Property Appraiser 639,461 616,855 -3.54% Tax Collector 502,320 487,294 -2.99% Parks and Recreation 465,037 483,806 4.04% Clerk of Courts 306,333 294,865 -3.74% Library 266,742 273,682 2.60% Elections Supervisor 266,101 281,615 5.83% Courthouse Maintenance 257,322 255,697 -0.63% Building 227,773 222,287 -2.41% Emergency Management 190,296 193,476 1.67% Mosquito Control 163,730 163,917 0.11% Animal Control 142,200 140,191 -1.41% Planning and Zoning 135,039 132,146 -2.14% Administrative Services 91,575 88,423 -3.44% Veterans Services 75,039 71,955 -4.11% Extension Ofce 68,692 69,912 1.78% COUNTY BUDGET PROPOSALS BY THE NUMBERS
Local The Times | A3 Thursday, July 28, 2011 By Chris Segal Florida Freedom Newspapers The Florida Department of Education awarded $3.6 million July 21 for the cre ation of special programs in Franklin County and 12 other rural North Florida school districts. The award presentation was conducted during the closing ceremonies of the 44th annual Leadership Conference held at the Bay Point Marriott. We are just really excit ed, said Patrick McDaniel, executive director of the Panhandle Area Educa tional Consortium (PAEC). The Race to the Top fed eral funds will be distrib uted by PAEC, which rep resents small, rural school districts. The grant will be for three years starting in the 2011-12 scal year and will be used to identify and train students in Science, Technology, Engineer ing and Math curriculum (S.T.E.M.) In addition to Franklin, school districts in the Pan handle and Big Bend that will benet from the funds include Calhoun, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jef ferson, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Walton, Wakulla and Washington counties. We will use this money in the district to identify students for S.T.E.M. op portunities, McDaniel said. This grant means that students in small rural districts will have access to some new courses. Franklin to get piece of PAEC tech grant By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer State Senator Bill Mont ford is investigating the economic impact of the Apalachicola water wars on Floridians. On July 6, after Floridas Minority Whip attended a groundbreaking for a new el ementary school gym build ing in Eastpoint, he crossed the bridge to meet with rep resentatives of the Apala chicola Riparian County Stakeholder Coalition. Dave McClain, Bill Mc Cartney and Dan Tonsmeire brought Montford up-to-date on the latest court decision granting the Army Corps of Engineers discretion in distributing the water in the Apalachicola/Chatta hoochee/Flint River system (ACF). A year ago, U.S. District Court Judge Paul A. Mag nuson ruled that use of Lake Lanier as a water supply for Atlanta was not authorized by Congress and ordered the city to nd new resources. Last month, the panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Ap peals held that Buford Dam can be operated to supply the Atlanta area with drink ing water from Lake Lanier, reversing Magnusons ear lier order. Were right back where we were in 2007, Tonsmeire told Montford. He said Alabama has suggested appealing the lat est court decision and the Apalachicola Riverkeepers want to raise $1 million to collect baseline science data on the river system. Our water management district has not been there to help us when they were needed, McCartney said. Thats why they had all their funds vetoed this year. Tonsmeire said the Ri parian Coalition wants fed eral legislation requiring the establishment of baseline data and that Sen. Bill Nel son is working the bill. We hope to get the whole legislative delegation behind that, he said. The Corps would then be required to honor that scientic input. Montford, who serves on the Florida Senates agri culture committee, said he might be able to raise the topic there since farmers are also affected by the reduced ows in the ACF system To look at this map, you would think you would have way more people on our team than Atlantas, Mont ford said. Senator, you are the best thing to happen to this area in a long time, McCartney said. Montford is opening a regional ofce at 56 Market Street in Apalachicola and said he will have a strong presence in the county. Montford investigates water wars issues LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Sen. Bill Montford, left, talks with Dan Tonsmeire.
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Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 Formerly The Apalachicola Times Overshing cost Gulf shermen $12.3M in 2009 By Debbie Salamone Special to the Times An analysis commissioned by the Pew Environment Group shows commercial shermen in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic lost $12.3 million and $2.9 million respectively in 2009 because of population declines in species such as red snapper and gag grouper. Revenues could have been between 16 and 32 percent higher if several sh populations were at healthier levels. The one-year snapshot shows the direct effects of chronic overshing, catching sh faster than they can reproduce. The gures underscore the need for scientically sound catch limits to help restore depleted species that support businesses. The study, conducted by the nonprot research organization Ecotrust, examined dwindling species and calculated how many more sh commercial shermen would have been allowed to catch if populations were at healthy levels. The Ecotrust study found South Atlantic commercial shermen from North Carolina to Florida lost money because of limited amounts of red snapper, red grouper, snowy grouper, red porgy and black sea bass. Gulf of Mexico commercial shermen in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas would have been able to catch more red snapper, gag grouper, gray triggersh and greater amberjack if populations had been robust. The analysis comes just weeks before shery managers are set to consider new protections for Gulf of Mexico gag grouper and sweeping plans in both regions to prevent overshing through new catch limits on dozens of species. The preventive plans are meant to conserve sh before species potentially plummet to dangerously low population levels. The species analyzed by Ecotrust have been at unsustainably low population levels for years or even decades. The nancial losses because of those lower populations likely have spanned many years and might continue. That situation lends urgency to ending overshing and quickly getting these species on the road to recovery. The calculated losses represent just a small fraction of the total cost of overshing. Although not addressed in this study, full costs extend to the broader commercial shing industry, recreational shermen and coastal communities. To see the full report, a southeast fact sheet on the report, the Gulf of Mexico plan to prevent overshing or a report on Pews Gulf of Mexico sh conservation, visit www.pewenvironment.org. Debbie Salamone joined the Pew Environment Group in 2009 as a communications manager. She previously worked as an investigative reporter and editor for the Orlando Sentinel and holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Florida and a masters in environmental sciences and policy from Johns Hopkins University. Not surprisingly, the Apalachicola Municipal Library has books about oysters. The best known of these is The Big Oyster by Mark Kurlansky, who has authored several books on food items and their history, including Salt: A World History and Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World. As you might expect, The Big Oyster is about New York, or more specically about the thriving oyster estuary that was the port of that great city before humans polluted it and prevented consumption. Oysters, he writes, were sold inexpensively from push carts on the streets, a food for the masses, not the luxury item we think of today. Sex, Death and Oysters, subtitled A Half-Shell Lovers World Tour, is by Texas food writer Robb Walsh. My favorite part of the book, of course, is his description of our bay. The Gulf Coast is the last place in America with wild oysters, he writes. The end of the golden era of American oyster culture is happening right here in front of our eyes. And we still have a chance to see it. Sad, but true, most oysters are now produced through aquaculture, setting out seed oysters in the original habitat and collecting them back after they have grown to market size. Walshs book includes recipes and a list of notable oyster bars. Another book is A Geography of Oysters by Rowen Jacobsen. In his introduction, he explains that Americas Crassostrea virginica, the scientic name for our oysters, is known in waters from Maine to the Mexican border. He then goes on to explain how the location of the harvesting area not only determines the taste, but contributes to the naming of each kind of oysters. Some well known ones are Welleet for Cape Cod oysters or Blue Points from Long Island. Franklin County oystermen say they can tell a Cat Point oyster from an oyster from the Miles by both taste and growth habit. I have long wished that someone would organize oyster tasting from our bay alone. Jacobsens guide to oysters can be found at www. oysterguide.com. Jacobsen has also written a book called The Living Shore, which postulates that the uniquely rich proteins of oysters and other shellfish might be the answer to a question about the rapid growth of the brains of our ancestors. He says evidence of migration to the shoreline is hidden by the rise in sea level over time. Its a very interesting read. Finally, MFK Fishers Consider the Oyster, originally published in 1941, is a charming gastronomic read including chapters like Pearls are Not Good to Eat. She talks about tiny pea-sized or oyster crabs (Zaops ostreus) that live in oysters and are cooked along with them. I believe these were the precursors to oyster crackers. Caty Greene is librarian for the Apalachicola Municipal Library. To reach her, call 653-8436. Jeans that t really well are extremely hard to nd, and they are a necessity of life. They are my default pants of choice for any occasion where they might be loosely construed to be appropriate. I have been many sizes in my life, from 4 up to triple XXX, and I have always had at least two pair that t. Thats a lot of jeans. Most women like them tight enough to kind of take some effort on the zip-up so they will hold in our bulging stomachs. Thats the only concession though; they must be perfectly comfortable in every other way. With our changing bodies, how is that accomplished? Lots of trial and error, especially if you are one of those people who has to get a bargain. I suppose for some its just a matter of nding a brand that works and sticking with it. The problem there for me is that brands change and even disappear. My new favorite jeans four pair total, two black, two blue came from the Dollar General in Eastpoint. The brand is Bobbie Brooks. Didnt that used to be the prissy, prep brand that was sold alongside Villagers in department stores? They cost $12. I discovered the store on my way from work when I needed cat food. They have a good price on big bags. Because I feed two outside cats in addition to Mrs. B, who comes and goes as she darn well pleases, I opt for the most food at the lowest cost. After several trips, I started spending more time there. Thats how I spotted the jeans. I bought them one by one as I gradually realized this was a really good deal. I bought a black tank top. I lled up my buggy with canned commodities, paper products, cleaning agents, note cards, pens and toiletries. When my cell died and my expensive contract expired, I bought my phone there, and I go back to buy cards with minutes when I need them. A friend in town for a wedding forgot his shirt at home. He found a perfect long-sleeved black number that was just the thing. Dollar General is the closest to a community general store that I have seen in ages. Make no mistake. The IGA and the Piggly Wiggly still get a lions share of my business. I dont go out of town for the cheap lure of Walmart or the siren song of Publix. Well, maybe sometimes, but rarely. I love the Pig and the IGA. They arent interchangeable. I shop at both for different reasons. I have come to understand that shopping, especially for clothes, has to be increasingly creative. Many of us work before the public, and we want to look put together and moderately stylish. We want to dress well without spending too much money. Honestly, I was never a big shopper. I never found it fun or amusing. Sometimes, need necessitated a real store visit to try on lots of stuff until I got the basics I needed. Not generally a pleasant experience. I have always looked for good deals and limited myself primarily to the sales racks. Now, I go much further. I shop the outlets online at Lands End and Coldwater Creek with a critical eye, looking for the rock-bottom deals. I just bought a lovely gently used dress from Giselle at Circee in Apalachicola. The price was easy to swallow. Through the years, I have found exquisite things at Pennys Worth. I donate a lot of my stuff to that church thrift shop, so my karma is pretty good. Maybe the economy really is improving. I read an article positing that position because underwear sales were up. My son and I agreed that acknowledging it was time to buy new drawers might be a fairly accurate indicator that people are spending money again, at least on some things. But I like my new buying habits. There is a certain victorious joy at living well and looking good and being frugal at the same time. Many of us are being humbled nancially during these times. It doesnt have to affect who we are. It can open doors to new and better ways of living. Denise Roux is a regular columnist for the Apalachicola and Carrabelle Times. To reach her, email email@example.com. RED WHITE AND ROUX Denise Roux DEBBIE SALAMONE @ THE LIBRAR Y Caty Greene PHOTO COU R TE S Y D OLL AR GENE RA L Bobbie Brooks jeans can be found at Dollar General in Eastpoint. 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M LS# 244269.................$149,000 BANK OWNED GEOR G E E WEEMS M EMORIAL HOSPITAL is afliated with T allahassee M emorial Healthcare, a 25-bed critical access hospital that offers 24-hour service to our community and its visitors. O ur hospital is fully staffed with a warm, caring and professional team 365 days a year. A ny time, day or night, you will nd our medical staff ready to assist you when you need it the most! When life-saving, rapid transport for higher level medical services are required, a helipad is located on site. Weems M emorial Hospital. Were Here For You. W eems offers 24 hour emergency services, inpatient acute care services and a swing-bed program. We offer diagnostic imaging to include: x-ray, C T scan and screening mammogrphy. O ur on-site laboratory provides service to our in-patients, as well as out-patients. O ur ambulatory services include colonscopy and endoscopy exams and procedures, cardiology out-patient surgery, podiatry out-patient surgery, and more to come! www.weemsmemorial.com 135 Avenue G, Apalachicola 850-653-8853 Email : Info@weemsmemorial.com THIS IS MY H OME THIS IS MY H OSPI T AL The countdown has begun for the nal day of our Summer Reading Program, One World Many Stories that has proven to be an excellent opportunity for children of all ages to explore cultures around the world. Both branches of Franklin County Public Library in Carrabelle and Eastpoint and the outreach program that travels to The Nest have offered stories, activities, art and an educational experience. The nal date for this program is Friday, July 29 at 10 a.m. at the Carrabelle branch, where the Tampa Taiko Japanese drumming ensemble will perform. Taiko drums are deeprooted in the fabric of Japanese history, when the drums were used to drive away pests, harmful to crops. The imitation of the sound of thunder was believed to bring on rain at harvest time. The Taiko drums were also played to present thanksgiving for a plentiful crop and used in wartime. Rhythmic beats motivated the troops, set the marching pace, and sent out orders and announcements. Taiko is known as the modern art of traditional Japanese drumming in a group ensemble that uses martial art-like movements and kiais (shouting to encourage high energy.) The performance may also dramatize Japanese folktales and use props. Taiko became popular around the world in the 1950s and came to the US in 1968 by Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka, who wanted it to be a common household word, such as chopsticks and sushi. This should be a tremendously entertaining and an educational experience for all those who attend this free community event. Franklin County Public Library will be continuing to offer reading programs to families after the summer reading program ends. For details, call the Eastpoint Branch at 670-8151 or the Carrabelle Branch at 697-2366. Your COUNTY LIBRARY arrangements also have been made for a team from Tallahassee to inspect that situation and determine what is needed to bring the facility up to stable main tenance. The future of the Car rabelle annex was the pri mary focus of the commis sioners review of the coun ty funding for the health department. At the outset, Commis sioner Cheryl Sanders moved the county once again earmark its annual contribution to the health department, $156,190, the same amount as this year, for funding the Carrabelle annex. Its not operational, and its not doing what its supposed to be doing, she said. Chapman said the over all annual cost of running the Carrabelle annex in cludes about $198,000 in salary and benets, and $33,000 in utilities costs, not including medical supplies. It is well over a $250,000 investment for the com munity, and I ask that you consider maintaining the funding for that in order for us to really assess what the needs are and who best to serve those needs and who will stand up to serve, she said. Chapman said with 22 miles separating the de partments two locations, I feel very strongly the health department needs a presence on both ends of the county. The Apalachic ola facility is in a low-lying storm surge area. Carra belle is higher and has road access that isnt as prone to ooding. She said one of the de partments core functions is to be ready post-hurricane. Were very vulnerable here in Franklin County, Chapman said. Its your health department who comes in and stands up and provides emergency medi cal care. Carrabelle is a strategic location for emer gency response for us. She said access for sexually transmitted dis ease prevention, testing for HIV and family planning services are all clinical services of public health signicance that need to be maintained. As for primary care, Chapman told commission ers that while she intended to maintain it in the near future, we do need to ad dress the long-term situ ation of the health depart ment in primary care. Theres a major push politically to remove coun ty health departments from providing primary care, and we have to be sure theres another system for them to go to, she said. The political winds right now, and probably for the next four to six year, are pushing for removing us from that role. Responding to com plaints from commission ers, the Weems urgent care clinic was treating pay ing patients, mainly with health insurance, while re ferring indigent patients to the health department next door. Chapman outlined her departments policy, which provides free care to those below the federal poverty line and reduced fees to those below 200 percent of the poverty level. It is problematic when one clinic takes the pay ing customers and sends the non-paying clients to the other, she said. What were seeing is lowincome are being shifted to us. Thats the fact were facing, and there needs to be work done to make sure theres clarity between the two clinics. I would request that some time be given, until theres time to really under stand how well that theyre working together and how well the citizens of this county are being served, Chapman said. It is going to take working with the new CEO of Weems. Right now I dont get a sense we have a clear understanding in the community. There could well be a very effec tive partnership between Weems and the health de partment; I dont know that any of that was pursued by the (previous administra tion). You have a good staff, she said. Theyre com mitted, theyre passionate about helping those people in need. Youre very fortu nate. I think theres great potential here. Lloyd made a brief ap pearance at the work shop, with the report from Weems hospital and am bulance service handled mainly by Kim Davis, the hospitals chief nancial of cer. The commissioners wel comed Lloyd to her new job and then heard a sobering report for the 2011-12 scal year that forecast a $1.2 mil lion decit in running the hospital and ambulance. More than half of that is from a net loss in hospital operations of nearly threequarters of $1 million, to be largely offset by a county subsidy of about $700,000, drawn entirely out of health care sales tax receipts. In terms of revenue stream and patient load, were seeing a diminishing of the cash ow there, said Alan Pierce, director of ad ministrative services. How to increase our revenues is denitely a pri ority, Davis said. She said the hospital hopes to have its applica tion for a low-interest fed eral loan, to cover construc tion costs of a new hospital in Apalachicola, nalized by Aug. 15. Commissioners Pinki Jackel and Sanders, who attended the National As sociation of Counties annu al conference in Portland, Oregon earlier this month, pressed Weems ofcials to secure a commitment of low funds as early as possi ble, no later than Sept. 30. Jackel said U.S. Depart ment of Agriculture of cials told the commission ers at the conference that theyre not going to fund anything next year. Funds are in limbo, and its not looking good for next year. One of the main things they asked us was, Do you have your construction loan in place? she said. (They said) until we had a rm commitment that were going to be funded, were not funded. This is so good I dont want to see us miss that opportunity. Its really going to be a timing thing right now. The county will have to continue to subsidizing the ambulance service next year with about $505,000 in ad valorem tax revenue. We have made some improvements, but yes, it is an expensive service to run, Davis said. We cer tainly need that money in order to operate. Im hoping to before long it can take care of it self, Commissioner Bevin Putnal said. HEALTH CARE from page A1 NEXT WEEK See more budget stories in next weeks edition of the Times.
Local A6 | The Times Thursday, July 28, 2011 2011 CITY ELECTION INFORMATION The Cities of Apalachicola and Carrabelle will be holding a Municipal Election on the following date: September 6, 2011 7:00am 7:00pm *POLLING LOCATIONS* City of Apalachicola Florida National Guard Armory 66-4th St, Apalachicola, FL 32320 City of Carrabelle City Hall City Commission Room 1001Gray Ave., Carrabelle, FL 32322 *VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE* August 8, 2011 *ABSENTEE VOTING* If you need to have an absentee ballot mailed to you please contact the Franklin County Supervisor of Elections at 850-653-9520 or visit our website at www.votefranklin.com under Absentee Voting. The Elections Ofce is located at: 47 Avenue F, Apalachicola, Florida. *EARLY VOTING* *EARLY VOTING WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR BOTH CITY ELECTIONS* August 29, 2011 September 2, 2011 (ONE WEEK ONLY) Apalachicola ElectionFranklin County Elections Ofce 8:30 am-4:30pm Monday-Friday The Elections Ofce is located at: 47 Avenue F, Apalachicola, FL Carrabelle ElectionFranklin County Annex Ofce 8:30am 4:30pm Monday-Friday County Annex is located at: 1647 Hwy 98 E, Carrabelle, FL For further information please contact the elections ofce at 653-9520 REMEMBER FLORIDA LAWS REQUIRES YOU TO HAVE PHOTO SIGNATURE ID TO VOTE OR YOU MUST VOTE A PROVISIONAL BALLOT Florida Seafood festival pageant Saturday night The 2011 Miss Florida Seafood Festival Pageant will be 7 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at the Franklin County High School. Museum to screen Letters from Iwo Jima Saturday On Saturday, July 30, Letters from Iwo Jima, by director Clint Eastwood, will be shown at the Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum in Carrabelle. Acclaimed as a perspective on the Japanese World War II soldiers psyche, this lm is rated R and not suitable for children (those under 17). The showing will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the museum in the Carrabelle City Complex, 1001 Gray Ave. Seating is limited so rst come, rst seated. As usual, admission price is a donation to the museum, but no separate charge for the movie. Come visit the museum, watch the lm and see this depiction of the Japanese experience during the war. The Camp Gordon Johnston World War II museum is funded in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council. Wilderness Coast library board to meet in Eastpoint The Wilderness Coast Public Libraries (WILD) Governing Board will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8 at the Franklin County Public Library, Eastpoint Branch Meeting Room, 29 Island Drive, Eastpoint. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, please call (850) 997-7400. Seafood workers to discuss shelling Monday afternoon The Franklin County Seafood Workers Association will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1 at the Eastpoint Firehouse to discuss the shelling program. Those wishing to participate can sign up at this meeting. You must own a 20-foot commercial vessel to participate. At the county commission meeting July 19, Franklin County Seafood Workers Association President Shannon Hartseld said shelling will be on a rst-come, rstserved basis. He said there are sufcient funds for 780 loads of shell. For more information, call Hartseld at 653-5190. Homeowners get free energy efciency updates As summer temperatures rise, so do energy costs, but a local program can help homeowners keep their monthly energy bills low. The Weatherization Assistance Program at the Capital Area Community Action Agency provides free repairs and updates to eligible, low-income homeowners in the Capital Area. The program hires local contractors to service homes whose owners are within 200 percent of the poverty guideline. Some of the services provided are weather stripping, caulking and other energy efciency updates. The focus is on energy conservation and saving low-income residents money on utility costs, with the help of local contractors. Raymond Driesbach, owner of Raymond Driesbach LLC, a contractor with the Capital Area Community Action Agency, company works with the agency to provide the energy upgrades. I absolutely feel a sense of pride in helping my community when I see that Ive helped people out, he said. Residents interested in the program should visit the Capital Area Community Action Agency and have their Social Security card, drivers license, proof of ownership, current utility bill and proof of income with them to ll out their application and quickly nd out if they are eligible. Renters with a Building Owner Agreement form completed by the property owner are also eligible. The Weatherization Assistance Program is helping low-income Floridians all over the state. For more information in Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jefferson, Leon, and Wakulla counties, contact the Capital Area Community Action Agencys ofce at (850) 222-2043 or visit www.Florida CommunityDevelopment. org/WAP News BRIEFS B ILL WA R GO | Special to the Times While out on sea turtle patrol Monday morning, Bill Wargo said he was shocked to see grafti emblazoned in bright green and orange paint across the rocks piled to prevent breach erosion. County workers quickly moved to cover up the writing, which appeared likely the work of youths, given the nature of the slang words. The rocks have not only endangered and blighted our community but have also always been a magnet for grafti, said Wargo. V A ND ALS S TR I K E ALLIGA T O R P OI NT
Local The Times | A7 Thursday, July 28, 2011 and the Lanark Inn, an exclusive resort, was de stroyed. The world-class resort had opened in 1895 with railroad service to the hotel and the steamboat Crescent City transporting tourists west to Apalachic ola and St. George Island in comfort and style. During the storm, a train carrying passen gers to the inn was blown more than 100 yards from its track east of Lanark, and 30 miles of track were destroyed. After the storm, only nine houses remained standing in Carrabelle, six with the roof intact. One four-room house was turned upside down on the site of its own foundation. Six people died during the gale, but dozens suf fered broken bones and other injuries. A small girl, Flonzie McKnight, was badly burned in a gunpow der explosion the morning after the hurricane when her father attempted to dry his ammunition before a re. An African-American woman in Carrabelle, Mary Williams, was killed. Daniel Neel, of Apalachicola, suf fered a broken back from which he never recovered. Five bodies, presumed to be sailors, were never iden tied. Boats from both Europe and the Americas were frequent visitors to Car rabelle in the late 1800s, a boom town with a ne natu ral harbor. They left with guano, sponges, turpentine, and salted sh, but the main product of the county was lumber. By 1889 the town boasted two huge lumber mills with equipment pow ered by electricity. Many other businesses and resi dential buildings boasted electric lights, as well. The docks and wharves in Carrabelle were swept away, along with 400,000 board feet of lumber and 50,000 barrels of rosin wait ing to be loaded for trans port. Fifteen vessels were stranded; three on St. George Island and a dozen on Dog Island. The roster included ships from Rus sia, Norway, Italy and Great Britain, as well as the US. At least 40 cargo ships and sailing vessels in the area were destroyed by the hur ricane. Wood from the wrecked An Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Florida Relay 711. BILL MILLER REALTY 850-697-3751 (3310) 570-0658 $29,500 $2,500 DOWN BU Y S 2 B ED AP T 2 6 C ITY LO T W/ W ATER S E W ER R E N T $200.00 M ON T H 3BDR 2BA 3 CO R N ER L O T S O N LY $69,500 $500 DOWN C HO I C E OF 3 CITY LO T S $180.00/ M ON T H O R $17,500/ EA CH C O MM BLDG AT U S .98 2 CR N R L O T S -1,400 S/F $92,500 MI H 2 CR N R L O T S BLK. $ ST O RE $69,500 1 BR AP T ., F U R N. $29,500 2 BR AP T ., 3 RD ROW $34,500 MAYORAL from page A1 Keisha Smith was respon sible for candidate qualify ing in the Carrabelle elec tions, which ended at noon July 22. In Apalachicola, where there are 1,688 registered voters, City Clerk Lee Mathes handled candidate qualifying, which also end ed July 22. The non-partisan, atlarge city commission seat now held Mitchell Bartley will be up for grabs. Jerry Hall, 64, of 52 7th St., will challenge Bartley, 64, of 100 Avenue D, for a fouryear term in seat 1. Incumbent Jimmy El liott, 61, of 129 22nd St. is unopposed in his bid for another four-year term in seat 2. Voters have until Aug. 8 to register for the munici pal elections. Early voting will be held from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2, at the Supervisor of Elec tions Apalachicola ofce and Carrabelle annex. SHAWN OXENDINE CHRISTOPHER MASSEY ROSE II WILBURN CURLEY MESSER VAN JOHNSON TOM DALY CARRABELLE CANDIDATES APALACHICOLA CANDIDATES STORM from page A1 See STORM A18 FROM THE COLLECTION O F N ANCY C LARK Gulf Naval Stores Company, with 30,000 casks of rosin stored in the rosin yard circa 1900. Joel Reed Account Executive Of ce: (850) 653-8869 Cell: (850) 370-6090 Email: jreed@star .com 850-227-1278 135 W. Hwy 98 Port St Joe, FL 32457 Fax: 850-227-7212 850-653-8868 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 Fax: 850-653-8036
NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARI N G A public hearing to make a DECI S IO N on the budget A N D TA X E S will be held on: Monday, A ugust 1st at 6:00 P.M. ED S T T he Willie Speed Board R oom, 85 School R oad, E astpoint, F l 32328 NOTICE OF TAX FOR SCHOOL CAPITAL OUTLAY The Franklin County School District will soon consider a measure to continue to impose a 1.00 mill property tax for the capital outlay projects listed herein. This tax is in addition to the school boards proposed tax of 4.049 mills for operating expenses and is proposed solely at the discretion of the school board. The capital outlay tax will generate approximately $1,877,973 to be used for the following projects: CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING One (1) New Bus Garage & Fueling Facility School Classroom and Restroom Facilities Multipurpose Building at FCS School and District Administative Ofces Other Improvements (Fencing) at FCS MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION, AND REPAIR School Maintenance Projects Board Room/Rest Rooms at New District Ofce Site Renovate District Ofces at BES Repair/Replace Fire Alarm Systems Painting and Repairs Transfer to Gen. Op. for minor maint./Repair Proj. and Replace Locks, Doors, Windows Associated maintenance salaries. Roof Replacements Transfer to ABC for Chapman Maint., Renov., & Repair Parking lot maintenance MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASES Purchase of One School Bus Purchase of eet vans NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT School Furniture and Equipment Purchase/Installation of School Food Service Equipment PAYMENTS FOR EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES AND SITES DUE UNDER A LEASE PURCHASE AGREEMENT HVAC Maintenance Agreements at FCS One (1) New K-12 School PAYMENTS OF COSTS OF COMPLIANCE WITH ENVIRONMENTAL STATUTES AND REGULATIONS Removal of Hazardous Waste or Materials PAYMENT OF PREMIUMS FOR PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE NECESSARY TO INSURE THE EDUCATIONAL & ANCILLARY PLANTS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT PAYMENT OF COST OF LEASING RELOCATABLE EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES Relocatable Classrooms All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on Monday, August 1, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. at the Willie Speed Board Room, Eastpoint, Florida. A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be made at this hearing. Aaron Farnsley, AIF CFP MBA Farnsley & Johnston 505 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456 850.227.3336 firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Thomas Merrill dies in prison Apalachicola physician Dr. Thomas Merrill, who was serving a life sentence for illegally dispensing controlled substances, died July 16 while serving his sentence in a federal prison. Merrill, 75, was convicted in July 2006 in federal district court for 98 felonies, ranging from health-care fraud to prescribing drugs outside the course of professional practice that led to patients deaths. Prosecutors argued that Merrills practice, the Magnolia Clinic on U.S. 98 in Apalachicola, had become a destination for drug seekers throughout Florida. They presented evidence indicating Merrill wrote 33,000 prescriptions from January 2001 to May 2004, 81 percent of which were for controlled substances. After serving in the Army, Merrill earned a doctorate from George Washington University in 1968, and in 1975, earned a doctorate in osteopathic medicine from Michigan State University. Funeral services were held July 23 in Panama City, with full military honors. Get re-entry tags now to save the hassle Last year, Franklin County, in conjunction with local law enforcement instituted a Re-Entry Tag program to benet citizens after an evacuation by providing security, safety, and a method to return to their homes with a minimum of problems. The county is divided into ve areas, with each tag color coded to indicate where a person resides, so as to make it easier for law enforcement, until the situation stabilizes, to secure property from persons who do not belong in the area. Law enforcement will be monitoring all major entrances into the county after a major disaster, and those who already have a tag will be permitted to enter once it is safe. Without the tag, people will be asked to furnish such information to establish they are a resident. To get a tag, prior to when you need it, a simple process can be completed at the Emergency Operations Center in person, or online at home or ofce. The tag covers the period from 2010 to 2015. For more information call 653-8977 ext. 2. To have a re-entry tag mailed to you, go to www.franklin emergencymanagement. com/Re Entry.aspx, ll out the form and press the submit button at the bottom of the page. Scan a copy of your drivers license and email to em1frank@fairpoint. net or fax to (850) 653-3643. In the email or on the fax, state the address where you want the storm re-entry tag mailed. If you rent your home, the physical address must be on your drivers license. The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce. Arrests are made by ofcers from the following city, county, and state law enforcement agencies: Apalachicola (APD), Carrabelle (CPD), Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce (FCSO), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC), Florida Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF) and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FLDACS). All defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. July 19 Charles K. Barnes, Jr., 19, Carrabelle, grand theft and dealing in stolen property (FCSO) Henry E. Cooper, 46, Apalachicola, battery (APD) Thomas R. Nicolson, 19, Alexandria, Va., aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (FCSO) July 20 Edgar Jimenez, 26, Apalachicola, no valid drivers license (APD) Jared J. Millender, 31, Carrabelle, criminal mischief (FCSO) Jonathan G. Pace, 34, Eastpoint, criminal mischief (FCSO) Renee D. Johnson, 44, St. George Island, DUI, grand theft of a motor vehicle, resisting ofcer without violence, disorderly intoxication, leaving the scene of a crash with damage, refusal to submit to a breath test, reckless driving and driving while license suspended or revoked (FCSO, FHP) July 21 Curtis E. Nowling, 43, Eastpoint, DUI (FHP) Renee D. Johnson, 44, St. George Island, violation of probation (FCSO) July 22 James E. West, 50, Apalachicola, trespass on property and violation of probation (APD) Esmeralda Dominguez, 43, Apalachicola, trespass on property (APD) Carl W. Ard, 51, Eastpoint, aggravated battery with great bodily harm (FCSO) July 23 Patricia A. Rodriguez, 32, Crawfordville, DUI (FHP) Amber N. Vinson, 24, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FCSO) Jessica M. Music, 29, Eastpoint, domestic battery (FCSO) Danny M. Pinho, 48, Apalachicola, driving while license suspended or revoked (APD) Robert W. Barrineau, 47, Cairo, Ga., DUI, attaching improper license plate, leaving the scene of a crash with damage, and driving while license suspended or revoked (FHP) J uly 24 Kerry E. Waldron, 33, Carrabelle, withholding child support (CPD) Douglas D. Sloan, 23, Apalachicola, violation of probation (FCSO) Arrest REPOR T Law BRIEFS Law Enforcement A8 | The Times Thursday, July 28, 2011
Local The Times | A9 Thursday, July 28, 2011 SCHOOL BOARD OF FRANKLIN COUNTY BUDGET SUMMARY NOTICE FY 2011-2012 PROPOSED MILLAGE LEVY Operating Local Required 2.8010 Discretionary 0.7480 Capital Outlay 1.0000 Additional Operating 0.5000 TOTAL 5.0490 BUDGET ALL FUNDS GENERAL SPECIAL DEBT CAPITAL REVENUES OPERATING REVENUE SERVICE PROJECTS TOTAL Federal Sources 160,000 2,338,803 2,803,789 State Sources 2,237,828 13,455 306,000 287,539 2,844,822 Local Sources 7,698,914 128,916 1,877,973 9,705,803 TOTAL REVENUE 10,096,742 2,481,174 306,000 2,165,512 15,354,414 Transfers In 734,400 1,537,740 2,272,140 Fund Balance July 1, 2011 1,041,695 149,929 9,341 6,895,000 8,095,965 TOTAL REVENUE AND BALANCES 11,872,837 2,631,103 1,853,081 9,060,512 25,722,519 EXPENDITURES Instructional 6,854,932 1,055,317 8,179,406 Pupil Personnel Services 271,816 57,951 357,361 Instructional Media Services 150,802 150,802 Instructional and Curriculum Services 146,014 154,714 Instructional Staff Training 62,114 62,978 Instruction Related Technology Board of Education 311,211 311,211 General Administration 176,459 51,660 242,869 School Administration 418,849 42,235 461,084 Facilities Acquisition and Construction 2,769,667 2,769,667 Fiscal Services 410,131 410,131 Food Services 932,931 932,931 Central Services 286,981 20,670 325,254 Pupil Transportation Services 826,580 57,171 912,711 Operation of Plant 865,343 9,130 874,473 Maintenance of Plant 197,301 197,301 Administrative Technology Services 81,087 81,087 Community Services Debt Service 1,537,740 1,537,740 TOTAL EXPENDITURES 10,851,493 2,435,193 1,537,740 2,769,667 17,961,721 Transfers Out 306,000 1,962,740 2,268,740 Fund Balance June 30, 2012 1,021,344 195,910 9,341 4,328,105 5,492,059 TOTAL EXPENDITURES, TRANSFERS 11,872,837 2,631,103 1,853,081 9,060,512 25,722,519 & FUND BALANCES THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD
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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 5 th St. Apalachicola 653-9530 email@example.com 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. 102 NE Ave. B Carrabelle 697-3672 Pastor: Julie Stephens Eastpoint United Methodist Church Worship Service 10:00 a.m. every Sunday Healing service every fourth Monday at 7:00 p.m. 317 Patton Dr. (corner of David St.) 670-8825 Pastor: Rev. Beth White St. George Island United Methodist Church 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Fellowship Hour 201 E. Gulf Beach Dr. 9274635 www.sgiumc.org Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis First Pentecostal Holiness Church 379 Brownsville Road Apalachicola Were excited about what Gods doing!!! Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am Sunday Evening Service 6:00 pm Monday, Youth Group 6:30 pm Wednesday, Royal Rangers, G.A.P. 7:00 pm Wednesday Worship & Word 7:30 pm Nursery Provided during regular church services 7:00 7:00 First Baptist Church St. George Island 501 E. Bayshore Drive 927-2257 R. Michael Waley, Pastor Join us as we praise and worship the living Christ. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise. Psalm 145:3 Sunday Bible Study ................................................ 10:00am Worship Praise ........................................................ 11:00am Sunday Night ............................................................ 7:00pm Wednesday Power Hour ...................................... 7:00pm Wednesday Youth at S.P.L.A.S.H ....................... 7:00pm Walking in Christ WELCOMES YOU Church of the Ascension 101 NE First Street Carrabelle SUNDAY 10:00 AM WELCOMES YOU Church THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH (850) 274-4490 WELCOMES YOU Trinity Trinity Episcopal Church est. 1836 Welcomes You Hwy. 98 & 6th St. Apalachicola 850-653-9550 Sunday Worship Services 8 & 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays Healing Service 11 a.m. Centering Prayer 4 p.m. Faith The Times | A11 Thursday, July 28, 2011 The soul of Thomas G. Merrill, 75, was finally set free as he entered the kingdom of Heaven on Saturday, July 16, 2011. He is survived by his soulmate, Charlotte; daughter, Cheryl (Mat) Garner; his granddaughter, Alexis, who he lovingly referred to as his rugrat; his faithful furry kid, Nikki; stepson, Scott (Amy) Spear; and grandchildren, Sara and Griffin. As a child he longed to help others after watching his only sister succumb to brain cancer. He studied to be a mortician at the University of Pittsburg, graduating with a bachelors degree in bacteriology. He worked with his father in the evenings as a mortician while obtaining his undergraduate degree. Thomas was drafted into the Army in 1959. After basic training, he returned to Walter Reed Army Medical Center where he was one of the original employees in the Department of Experimental Pathology as the production supervisor for the Polio Vaccine Unit. In 1968, he was awarded his Ph.D. from George Washington University. In 1975, Thomas graduated with his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Michigan State. He earned the title of Colonel in 1988. Some of his other accomplishments include the Air Defense Command Flight Surgeon of the year, medical director for numerous long-term care facilities in Bay County, serving as president of the Osteopathic Medical Association. He also was a published author, and a member of Sigma Xi. Dr. Merrill owned his own medi cal practice since 1978, and was passionate about making a differ ence in the lives of others. The strength he gained was displayed in his final days. He was a devoted husband, father, and friend to those who knew him well. A Celebration of Life service was held Saturday morning, July 23, at the Kent-Forest Lawn Fu neral Home Chapel in Panama City, with the Rev. Jack Hankins officiat ing and full military honors offered by the U.S. Army. The family received friends at the funeral home Friday evening, July 22. Thomas G. Merrill THOMAS G. MERRILL Gerald Lee Siprell, 72, of Apala chicola, known to his family and friends as Buck, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at home, with his family by his side. A memorial service was held on Sunday afternoon, July 24 at the First United Methodist Church of Apalachicola. Born in West Elkton, Ohio, on June 9, 1939, Buck was the son of Howard and Leona Devine Siprell, both of whom preceded him in death, as did his brothers, Kenny and Howard, and his sister Marge. Buck was a long time resident of Apalachicola; a general contractor; taught shop at Apalachico la High School, and retired both from the Florida National Guard and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. He is survived by his wife, Lucre tia, his daughters, Amanda Wilson and Julie Sizemore; his son-in-law Ellis Sizemore; his grand children, Wesley Wilson, and Tyler and Sarah Sizemore; his brother, Robert Siprell and wife, Mary Ann, all of Apalachicola; his sisters, Doris Lucas, Hamilton, Ohio; Marilyn Smith, Albany, Ga.; and Shirley Brown, Brickyard; along with many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. Gerald Lee Siprell GERALD LEE SIPRELL Lawanda Lynn Amison was born Sept. 1, 1970 in Apalachicola to Joe and Blanche Amison. She died at her home in Panama City Beach on Friday, July 15, 2011 at the age of 40. Wanda was a 1989 graduate of Apalachic ola High School. She worked at various res taurants as a waitress through her adult life. She is survived by her parents; sister, Mi chelle Peacock (Curtis), of Panama City; grand parents, Doris and the late Ray Bayles, and Kitty and the late Ed die Amison; aunts and uncles, Ava and Tim Amison, Jane and Law rence Scarabin, Debo rah and Earl Edenfield, Karen and Donnie Sherrod, Becky and Bobby Patnode, David and Theresa Amison, and Kathy and Lee Edenfield; numerous great-great aunts and uncles, great aunts and uncles, countless cous ins, and many friends from Panama City and Marianna. Funeral services were held Thursday morning, July 21 at Kel ley Funeral Home, 149 Avenue H, Apalachic ola. Viewing was held Wednesday evening, July 20 at the funeral home. Lawanda L ynn Amison Obituaries Jehovahs Witnesses host convention in Gainesville Jehovahs Witnesses are inviting all in the area to attend a program focusing on a government that millions, perhaps billions, pray for. Gods Kingdom government, requested in the worldfamous model prayer taught by Jesus Christ, will be the focus of the 2011 Let Gods Kingdom Come! district convention at the Stephen C. OConnell Center, in Gainesville, a three-day event that begins Friday, July 29 at 9:20 a.m. Daily themes are based on passages of Scripture including Matthew 4:17, Matthew 6:33, and 2 Peter 1:11. Strengthening ones faith in the reality of that Kingdom will be the focus of the program. There is no admission fee; conventions of Jehovahs Witnesses are supported entirely by voluntary donations. Jehovahs Witnesses are putting forth extra effort to extend a personal invitation to everyone from the area to attend the convention with them. Locally, the congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses in Apalachicola is supporting the activity of distributing printed invitations to the convention. An estimated 6,500 will come to Gainesville for the Biblebased programs. I sland resident dies in Colorado A 75-year-old St. George Island man died while vacationing in Colorado last week, the victim of what authorities said may have been a heart attack. According to an account by Caddie Nath of the Summit Daily News, of Frisco, Colo., Jack Mossburg, 75, of St. George Island, was vacationing in Dillon, Colo. when he was found dead July 20 on a bike path. Coroner Joanne Richardson said Mossburg was unresponsive to CPR after suffering what appeared to be a cardiac event. He and his wife arrived from Florida for vacation July 18, according to the coroners statement. Faith BRIEFS Pastors David and Harolyn Walker of Covenant Word would like to thank Ken and Abby Shiver, owners of the Big Top Supermarket in Eastpoint, for their partnership with Covenant Words Outreach Ministry -The Filling Station helping us to reach out again and minister to the residents of Eastpoint on Thursday, July 21 with food, clothing and prayer. Cards of THANKS Many thanks to the Apalachicola/ Carrabelle Times, and Mr. David Adlerstein for composing such an outstanding article about our son Joseph. He captured our sons personality and abilities perfectly. Joseph truly loves getting out in our community, and communicating with people. By Jacksons Ace Hardware welcoming him as a part of their team, Joseph is able to interact with the community, and do something that gives his life purpose, which means everything to Joseph, and to us as his parents. Our family has been blessed over the years, and continues to be, living in such a wonderful, caring, and understanding community as a whole. Wherever he goes, be it our local post ofce, the BP or to work, everyone treats Joseph very well. They acknowledge him, and he does them. He feels loved, and comfortable in his hometown of Carrabelle. We would also like to thank Habilitation Management Services (HMS) in Tallahassee, which came into our lives just as Joseph was transitioning out of the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities. HMS focuses on the special needs of disabled individuals; and each and every person employed there takes their position very seriously. When Joseph worked with the state agency, his support person was Mrs. Pat Thomas, very wonderful and well-informed, who advised us to look at the possibly of enrolling Joseph with HMS. We did just that, and our family has experienced nothing but wonderful services directed toward our son. Our enrollment with HMS gave us the opportunity to meet Mrs. Janice Phillips, head of HMS, and Mrs. Lynn Renaud, who happily became Josephs support coordinator. Since being welcomed to the HMS family, we take comfort in knowing these people are well-informed on the workings of government, and the decisions brought forth that would impact their clients. They go to bat for each and every one of their clients; as they try to preserve services and funding. I cannot stress enough how high functioning and dedicated everyone is at HMS. Mrs. Renaud is extremely motivated, in reference to her clients receiving needed services, and seeing to it they are treated with respect; and their daily needs met. When Joseph was in school, she made visits to attend individualized education planning meetings; and checked up on Joseph in the school setting. Her dedication and involvement has never wavered in reference to him. She makes home visits, suggests ways to enhance Josephs life, stays up on his health issues, and so much more. She is a credit to her position, and a lovely, respectful person. Our family feels truly blessed to have her as our sons support coordinator. The Lighthouse of the Big Bend, also in Tallahassee, is a wonderful organization that came into Josephs life upon his graduation from Gretchen Everhart School. We had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Amanda Berneth, who specializes in orientation and mobility. She visits with Joseph at his Day Program UCP on Buford Court in Tallahassee, and works together with Joseph with his cane. Mrs. Berneth shows Joseph how to navigate from room to room, advocate for himself, and practice daily living skills. She is wonderful with Joseph, and he truly looks forward to each and every session with her. Our family is so grateful to have Amanda help Joseph. Again, Thank You Mr. Adlerstein from the bottom of our hearts. What you have done means so much to our family. Kindly, Robert and Sandra Rickards Carrabelle Cant believe we are closing in on the last month of summer. So dont forget to drop some school supplies in the boxes around town. Keep up the good work, Joey! We are all very proud of you. Joey Rickards took front page in last weeks paper, July 21. It hasnt been easy but you did it. Try to join us at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 on Friday, July 29 for hamburger, fries, fun, game and fellowship. Your $6 donation will get you a huge hamburger and fries. See ya there! We will have our monthly meeting of the Lanark Village Association on Monday, Aug. 1 in Chillas Hall. Gavel falls at 6 p.m. Hope you plan to be there. We should have Bingo for the Bus on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at Chillas Hall. If we do, the doors open at 5:30 p.m., bingo at 6:30 p.m. Be kind to one another, check on the sick and housebound. Get a grip, tie a knot, hang on to Jesus. Until next time, God bless America, our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry. Dont forget to donate school supplies LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh Covenant Word Outreach The Rickards Family
The Times Outdoors E-mail outdoors news to firstname.lastname@example.org More coverage online at apalachtimes.com Special to The Times The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com mission (FWC) has not found any evidence of chron ic wasting disease (CWD) after years of extensive testing of the states whitetailed deer population. The FWC tested 910 freeranging deer during the past year and 5,519 deer during the past nine years, with no CWD-positive results. We are fortunate that no Florida deer has tested pos itive for CWD, said Cory Morea, FWCs deer coor dinator and biologist. The effect this disease has had in other states is substan tial. We would like to obtain more samples of deer from areas adjacent to captive deer facilities, because the most likely way for CWD to be introduced into Florida is through the importation of deer from other states. CWD is a contagious neurological disease that has been found in captive and wild mule deer, whitetailed deer, moose and Rocky Mountain elk within several Western states and more recently Eastern states. The disease causes degeneration of the brain of infected animals, result ing in emaciation, abnormal behavior, loss of bodily func tions and death. To reduce the chances of CWD entering Florida, the state prohibits importing live deer unless they come from a herd certied CWDfree for ve or more years. Additionally, importation of any species of deer, elk or moose carcasses, with the exception of cleaned skull caps, antlers, tanned hides and deboned meat, is pro hibited from 19 states and two Canadian provinces where CWD has been de tected. The FWC is once again turning to hunters and members of the public this hunting season for assis tance in helping monitor the states deer herd for CWD. Were asking hunters to report any sightings of sick or emaciated deer or deer found dead from unknown causes, Morea said. If you see such a deer, do not touch it, but instead contact us as soon as possible by calling toll-free, 866-CWDWATCH (293-9282). Wildlife biologists will respond and, if necessary, collect deer tis sue for testing. For more information about CWD surveillance in Florida, go to MyFWC.com/ CWD. The website also of fers links to wildlife and health agencies with more in-depth information about the disease. Corner of Marina Drive next to Piggly Wiggly Port St. Joe, FL www.BWOsh.com Everything for your Outdoor Adventure WE SELL THE BRAND S TH A T EVE R YO N E IS LOOKI N G FO R : SHI MAN O P E NN, C OL UMB I A G U Y H AR VEY IL AND L UR ES S P E RR Y U S D IVE R S C OST A, TE R VIS TEV A, JB L G U L P, TILLY THE OUTDOOR ADV E NTUR E PLAC E TO S H OP CITY OF CARRABELLE PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF CITY ORDINANCE The City Commission of the City of Carrabelle, Florida, proposes to enact the following ordinance: ORDINANCE NO. 449 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CARRABELLE, FLORIDA AMENDING THE CARRABELLE ZONING CODE; AMENDING THE CITY OF CARRABELLE ZONING MAP; DESIGNATIONG AND ESTABLISHING THE AVONDALE PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT; ADOPTING CERTAIN REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AVONDALE PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT TO SUPPLEMENT REQUIREMENTS IN THE CARRABELLE ZONING CODE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The proposed Ordinance may be inspected during regular hours at Carrabelle City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., 1001 Gray Ave., Carrabelle, FL Monday through Friday, or call 850-697-2727. The proposed Ordinance will be considered for enactment during a public hearing to be held 6:00p.m., Thursday August 4, 2011 at the Carrabelle City Hall located at 1001 Gray Ave, Carrabelle, FL. Interested parties may appear at the hearing and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. If an individual decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to this meeting, a verbatim transcript may be required. If so, the individual should make provision for a transcript to be made at the meeting, (RE: Florida Statute 286.0105). Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the city at least 48 hours before the meeting by contacting Keisha Smith at the above address or phone number. Freshwater With all the rain the last few weeks, muddy water and changing water temps, shing offshore has been unpredictable. Some charter boat captains are shing on the hard bottom toward Apalachicola to nd red grouper, scamp and b-liners. Inshore Offshore Trolling the bay along the Eagle Harbor side has produced good Spanish mackerel and even small king sh. Try trolling a mackerel tree or straw rig to nd sh fast, and keep a silver spoon or a GotCha lure ready to throw if you nd a school on top. Red sh action has improved in the bay on the ats early morning and moving into deeper water late in the afternoon. Hot spots are Pompano Point, Pig Island and the ICW canal at the T. Many locals have found fair success shing in the creeks and streams in and around Port St. Joe. Most talk is still about all the grass in Lake Wimico. Up stream and into the river system, some small bass have been reported, and the bream bite has been very good around Howard Creek and into the Brothers. SP ONS ORED B Y Thursday, July 28 Page A12 By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer A degree conuence is the exact spot on the surface of the earth where a line of latitude crosses a line of longitude. Now that handheld GPS receivers are cheap and easy to buy, it is easy to nd de gree conuences. In 1996, Alex Jarrett and his friend Pe ter Cline decided to track down the closest conuence to Jarretts New Hampshire home, 43 degrees north by 72 degrees west. They documented their visit with photographs. On returning home, Jarrett wrote. Feb-1996 Ive managed a trip to my rst Degree Conuence! It was an exciting trip, plagued with GPS (global positioning system) problems due to cheap batteries. Peter Cline and I bicycled 10 miles and walked one more through the woods to a nondescript spot by a swamp. We kept ex pecting there to be a monument at any lo cation saying N/72W but no such luck. In spite of the fact that all he found at the conuence were snow, trees and mud, Jarrett was thrilled by his adventure and decided to share his elation with the world. He founded the Degree Conuence Project. Participants in the project visit a conuence and photograph it. Visits to conuences are published online at http:// conuence.org. The project began as an effort to create an organized sampling of the world. The mission has now expanded to recording changes to conuences over time. Jarretts rst conuence has now been visited and documented eight times at various seasons of the year. Conuence hunters photograph the area surrounding the point in all directions and publish the photos with an account of their journey to the conuence. Many means of travel have been used to reach conuences including tugboat, ultra light aircraft, wheelchair, auto rickshaw, dogsled, train, taxicab and submarine. Who can play this outdoor game? You can, if you have a GPS, compass and a map. Some points have actually been reached sans GPS, but the map and com pass and the ability to use them are abso lutely essential. The project categorizes conuences as primary, meaning on land, or secondary, over water. There are 64,442 degree conuences, of which 21,543 are on land, 38,409 on water, and 4,490 on the Antarctic and Arctic ice caps. They are denser at the poles because the longitude lines get closer together. Everyone on Earth lives within 49 miles of a primary conuence. There are 16 in Florida, one of which has not been documented yet because it is on a military base. There is one in Apalachee Bay and one in the camp ground at Wright Lake in Liberty County. There are rules for recording your conuence, posted on the website. The adventurer must get within 100 yards of the conuence point and post a narrative and several photographs to the project website. The accounts of visits to conuences make fascinating reading for days when you cant be outside, and the pictures are amazing. Apparently, the spirit of adventure is not dead. The highest conuence posted to date at over 19,143 feet is 33 degrees north by 80 degrees east in Kuba, Tibet. The low est, at -255 feet, is 30 degrees north by 27 degrees is in Matruh, Egypt. To date, more than 11,000 visitors have submitted more than 91,000 photographs for more than 11,000 conuence visits in 183 countries to the Degree Conuence Project website If you want a rst to nd, none of the conuences in American Samoa has been logged. You could try there. By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer If you happen upon what appears to be a very large and often furry red and black ant, leave it alone. Its a cowkiller. The cowkillers, or velvet ants, are close relatives of ants belonging to the family Mutilidae and are actually wasps. The females are wingless, and these are the ones people notice because of their large size and often bright color ation. Some of them make a squeaking sound if disturbed. The males are winged and larger than the females, which is unusual for insects. They are found with the females only when mating. In fact, in some spe cies the male picks the female up and carries her for a time before mating. In the early days of studying this insect, this fact made things difcult for researchers because, to identify the male, you had to catch him in the act. The largest female cowkillers in our area are about a quarter-inch long. They are called cowkillers because they have a retractable stinger one-fourth the length of their entire body and carry potent venom. Leave them alone. Pretty as they are, the sting packs a wallop. Cowkillers are a prime example of an animal defense called aposematism, the advertisement of poison with bright col ors. Another example is the coral snake. If a small and otherwise unknown animal encountered in the wild is strik ingly beautiful, then it is probably poison ous, wrote biologist E.O. Wilson. If it is easy to catch, then it is deadly. Help monitor deer for chronic wasting disease BUDS N BUGS ALTERNA TIVE OUTDOORS LOIS S W O B OD A | The Times This bear-proof trashcan in the Wrights Lake campground is at 30 degrees north and 85 degrees west, a degree conuence. Beware of cowkillers poisonous beauty LOIS S W O B OD A | The Times A velvet ant Degree Conuence Project marks the spot
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A championship wasnt to be had, said manager Greg Sasnett, but he was far from disappointed. They kept coming back and never quit on me, he said. Everybody fought hard, and everybody played. We played seven games total as All-Stars, four in the dis tricts and three in the state, and thats pretty good. That says a lot for our support in the community, because without them, theres no way we could do it. Together with assistant coaches Michael Newell and T.J. Pendleton, Sasnett led a group of devoted fans and followers to the state tourney to take on 15 of the states nest crews of 9and 10-year-olds. Rain forced cancellation of the home run derby 40yard dash and baseball toss portions of the opening cer emonies July 15. But every one enjoyed the banquet at Avon Park High School. The rst game for Franklin County was Sat urday morning, July 16. In the lineup were Christo pher Newell on the mound; Tonnor Segree at third base; Jacob Pendleton at rst base; Micah McLeod at second; Ethan Riley at second and shortstop; Christian Amison at catch er; and outelders Duncan Whaley, Ethan Moses, Lu cas Sasnett, Matthew Gay, Tanner Amison and Cale Barber. The team played a spec tacular game, defeating the Distrct 3 champion 16-6 in ve innings. Newell struck out nine batters in a su perb performance on the mound, which earned him the games most valuable player honors. All of the players, coaches and fans were excited for the team. The next game was Sunday evening, July 17, against Sebring, a team from just down the road that would go on to nish as tournament runner-up to West Seminole, a former victor in the World Series. After handing West Semi nole a rare loss on Tuesday, 5-4, Sebring went on to lose twice to West Seminole, 142 and 15-0, to nish in sec ond place. The players gave it their all and had a lot of heart, Sasnett said, but Sebring dominated with a nal of 12-1. Tanner Amison scored the only run for Franklin County, which now faced the challenge of working itself out of the los ers bracket. Less than 12 hours later, in the heat of the morning on Monday, July 18, the boys battled through six in nings before falling 16-3 to Bartow, who would end up in fourth place. All the boys gave 110 percent, and its hard to compete with teams out there, where all they do is play, Sasnett said. Parents and families of the boys were unani mous in their praise for the teams play. Franklin County had very large sup port from the fans in the stands, parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, who all traveled a long way to support the team, they said, remark ing that We had one of the loudest crowds supporting our boys! The teams backers also shared their gratitude to the entire Franklin County: The tournament was an awesome experience for all of the players. Many good memories, experiences and friends for a lifetime were made. The AAA Franklin County All-Stars represented our county with a lot of heart and pride! The coaches, players and parents would like to express our appreciation for the many sponsors and donations from Franklin County! The travel expenses, along with the expenses for food and being away from home for four days, couldve really put a strain on the 12 families of the players. With the generosity and support from our community, participating in the State Dixie Youth Tournament was a blessing! Thank you will never be enough to let our community know how much we all truly appreciate your kindness in supporting our youth! Members of the AAA All-Stars are, from left, front row, Ethan Moses, Tanner Amison, Cale Barber, Micah McLeod, Jacob Pendleton and Matthew Gay; second row, Christopher Newell, Duncan Whaley, Tonnor Segree, Christian Amison, Lucas Sasnett and Ethan Riley; and, back row, coaches Michael Newell, T.J. Pendleton and Greg Sasnett. Left third baseman Tonnor Segree tags out a runner. Right Christopher Newell had nine strikeouts and earned the MVP award in the game against Chipley. Photos by DANA WHALEY Special to The Times
When considering remarriage, there are far more things to consider when marrying with children if you do not want to be another statistic. No matter how intense the disagreements may get, I want a divorce, should never be uttered. We all have a picture of what we consider to be the ideal family. Young people compare their lives with their peers and factor in the what I wants. Oftentimes they do not want to share their parents with a new person. Sometimes the parent adores their new spouse but struggles with loving the children who are part of the package. A house divided against itself will not stand. You just have to correct what you can, and accept what you cannot, and move on. When Scott and I married, he had full custody of his 7-year-old daughter and joint custody of his 18month-old daughter. I was taking courses at night so there was little time for me to develop a strong solid bond with my 7-year-old stepdaughter. I was 23 years old and was not accustomed to this stage of a childs life since my two kids were 3 and 4. She was the selfappointed little mama of the house. I arrived on the scene and invaded her and daddys world. She could not understand why we could not have fried something, Rice-A-Roni and macaroni and cheese every night of the week. Bath schedules, no snacks before supper, and new rules did not sit well with her. However, structure had to be established so that our lives would not be mass chaos. In reection, I believe my husband and I should have sat down and decided on the rules and guidelines together, establishing the boundaries and structure of the household, and then led our children to this new standard of living. It would have been easier had each of us been able to remain the primary disciplinarian in our biological childrens life until a rapport was established with the new parents. In our attempt to raise all of them as brother and sister and not as steps, we made everything corporate and did not allow for the adaptation to the change. Four months after we married, I was involved in an accident that rendered me incapable of working for almost ve months, making Scott the sole provider. He worked night and day to keep us aoat and I was left to make order of our new life (in a neck cast). By nature, my husband is a passive person so enforcing rules is not his forte. Like a bull in a china shop, I established the this is the way it is rule. Needless to say, there was much friction. In youth ministry I have witnessed people trying to enforce rules with children with whom they have no relationship. The adult felt disrespected and the youth felt like the adult was going to boss them and move on. They were both correct in their judgment. Adults have discredited themselves in the eyes of youth through broken promises, disappointments, and inconsistency. They have abandoned their commitments and then wonder why they arent respected. I have found that to earn the right to discipline a child you must rst love them. Stepchildren battle with the feeling that being loyal to their stepparent is showing disloyalty to their biological parent as in the movie with Julia Roberts, Stepmom. Loving a child when they are not being lovable is extremely challenging if an unconditional love is non-existent. The child may display misplaced anger inadvertently directed to the stepparent when the root of the matter lay with the parent. One thing you cannot do is insist that your child like their new stepparent or siblings. But for the sake of the marriage, you can insist they treat one another with respect. If the child sees themselves as a victim, they do not take into account that there is more at stake than just how things affect them. Through the years there were many bumps in the road in our blended family, but the adversity only made us stronger. All of our children know we never made a commitment to them we could not keep. They knew they could count on us to provide, nurture and promote. All of their wants may have not been met, but I am sure as they become parents, they will see why it is good for your wants to hurt sometimes (that is a granny-ism that I learned from my grandma). Although they may not agree at the time, when children see their parent and new parent unied they develop a sense of security. Stepparents make mistakes just as the biological parents but love hides a multitude of sins. We welcome all suggestions Please send all emails to Scott Shiver at email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Locally owned and operated to meet all your insurance needs Stan Siprell Please check out my website at www.sunriseconstructioncompany.com, and see some of my residential and commercial building under the projects tab. Recent and current jobs include ONeill/Pennington, Wolfe, Piper and Breyne. I think you will nd me very easy to work with to customize the home you are dreaming of. Faith A14 | The Times Thursday, July 28, 2011 Step parenting is being sensitive to differences YOUTH MATTERS Pamela Shiver
CLASSIFIEDSThursday, July 28, 2011 The Times | A15 3222T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2009-CA-000252 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff vs. RUBEN NAVA LOPEZ, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, under and pursuant to the Final Judgment heretofore entered on the 24th day of June, 2011, in that certain cause pending in the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit, in and for Franklin County, Florida, being Civil Action No. 2009-CA-000252, in which the Plaintiff is JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (Chase), and the Defendant is RUBEN NAVA LOPEZ (Lopez), and under and pursuant to the terms of the said Final Judgment will offer for sale at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, on the front of the courthouse steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, located at 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida, on the 10th day of August, 2011, at the hour of 11:00 am., the same being a legal sales day and the hour a legal hour of sale, the real and personal property situated in Franklin County, Florida and legally described as follows: Real Property COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 5 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN SOUTH ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 35, A DISTANCE OF 1315.29 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 98, SAID POINT BEING ON A CURVE TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY, THENCE RUN SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY AND ALONG SAID CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 1399.48 FEET THRU A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 47 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 38 SECONDS FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 1152.33 FEET, THE CHORD OF SAID ARC BEING SOUTH 53 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 42 SECONDS WEST 1120.05 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 29 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 23 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 392.04 FEET TO THE POINT or BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 29 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 23 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 275.16 FEET TO A RE-BAR, THENCE RUN SOUTH 44 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 17 SECONDS EAST 17.56 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN SOUTH 26 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST 97.56 FEET TO A RE-BAR, THENCE RUN SOUTH 63 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST 91.27 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 44 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 37 SECONDS EAST 77.11 FEET TO THE APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATERLINE OF ST. GEORGE SOUND, THENCE RUN NORTH 51 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 14 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATERLINE 73.90 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 51 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE 32.81 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 20 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST 392.73 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING CONTAINING 1.35 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. SUBJECT TO A 12.00 FOOT INGRESS AND EGRESS EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY. ALSO: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 5 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN SOUTH ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 35, A DISTANCE OF 1314.29 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 98, SAID POINT BEING ON A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY, THENCE RUN SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHTOF-WAY BOUNDARY AND ALONG SAID CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 1399.48 FEET THRU A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 47 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 38 SECONDS FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 1152.33 FEET, THE CHORD OF SAID ARC BEING SOUTH 53 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 42 SECONDS WEST 1120.05 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 29 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 23 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY 236.04 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 29 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 23 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 156.10 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 20 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 06 SECONDS EAST 392.73 FEET TO THE APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATERLINE OF ST. GEORGE SOUND, THENCE RUN NORTH 51 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGHWATER LINE 78.51 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 15 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 27 SECONDS WEST 470.59 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING CONTAINING 0.93 OF AN ACRE, MORE OR LESS. FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: THE APN IS SHOWN BY THE COUNTY ASSESSOR AS R35-07S05W-0000-0050-0000; AND THE SOURCE OF TITLE IS 0200301119 (RECORDED 2/20/2003). Together with all improvements, appurtenances, hereditaments and tenements pertaining thereto. The property aforesaid, together with all improvements, buildings, fixtures, tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereto belonging, or in anywise appertaining, is being sold to satisfy Chases claims under said Judgment. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED thsi 27th day of June, 2011. Marcia Johnson Clerk of the Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk July21, 28, 2011 3240T IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-480-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, d/b/a APALACHICOLA STATE BANK, a division of Coastal Community Bank, Plaintiff, vs. AUTREY REALTY AND INVESTMENT CO., INC., and WALTER G. AUTREY, JR., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 25, 2011, and entered in Civil Action No. 10-480-CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein the parties were the Plaintiff, CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, d/b/a APALACHICOLA STATE BANK, a division of Coastal Community Bank, and the Defendants, AUTREY REALTY AND INVESTMENT CO., INC., and WALTER G. AUTREY, JR., I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 10th day of August, 2011, at the front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, the following-described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: COMMENCE at the southwest corner of Section 26, Township 8 South, Range 8 West, and extend a line North along the West line of said Section 26 for 2357.85 feet to a concrete monument; then extend a line North 75 degrees 49 East for 127.26 feet to a concrete monument on the Western right of way line of State Road S 384 A for a point of beginning; from this point of beginning extend a line South 75 degrees 49 West for 127.26 feet to a concrete monument on the West line of Section 26, Township 8 South, Range 8 West; then extend a line North along the West line of said Section 26 for 200.0 feet; then extend to a line North 76 degrees 13 30 East for 123.53 feet to a concrete monument on the western right of way line of State Road S 384 A; then turn right along the right of way line of a 12 degree 00 curve to the right for 200.0 feet to the point of beginning; the above-described parcel of land is in Section 26, Township 8 South, Range 8 West, Franklin County, Florida; EXCEPTING therefrom a certain undivided one-half () interest in and to all of the oil, gas and minerals as set forth in that certain Mineral Deed recorded in Deed Book LL on pages 444-446, public records of Franklin County, Florida; and EXCEPTING and reserving therefrom an additional one-half () of one-half (), making 1/4th interest, in and to all of the oil, gas and minerals as set forth in that certain deed recorded in Deed Book PP on page 315, public records of Franklin County, Florida. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 8th day of July, 2011. Hon. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Court Franklin County, FL By:/s/ Michelle Maxwell As Deputy Clerk July 21, 28, 2011 3265T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 19-2009-CA-000118 RBC CENTURA BANK, Plaintiff, vs. HAWKER, PAUL E. et, al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 19-2009-CA000118 of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida, wherein, RBC CENTURA BANK, Plaintiff, and HAWKER, PAUL E. et, al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, 33 MARKET STREET, FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE, STE 203, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320, at the hour of 11:00 A.M. on the 10th day of August, 2011, the following described property; LOT 8, BLOCK W LANARK BEACH UNIT NO. 1, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 AT PAGE 13 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. To be published on July 21 and 28, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 27th day of June, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Submitted By: Greenspoon Marder, P.A. Trade Centre South Suite 700 100 West Cypress Creek Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 If you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance, Please contact the Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at 301 S MONROE STREET ROOM 225, TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301, 850-577-4401 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. July 21, 28, 2011 3264T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 19-2009-CA-000231 DIVISION: SUNTRUST BANK N.A., Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT A. CARRINO, et al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated and entered in Case No. 19-2009-CA000231 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK N.A. is the Plaintiff and ROBERT A. CARRINO; BRENDA CARRINO; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 10th day of August, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 12, BLOCK 10 EAST OF ST. GEORGE ISLAND GULF BEACHES UNIT NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 216 GORRIE DRIVE, ST. GEORGE ISLAND, FL 32328 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on June 27, 2011 Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk If you a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Mr. Doug Smith, Office of Court Administration, Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 Phone: 850-577-4401, Fax: 850-487-7947 July 21, 28, 2011 3266T IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CIVIL DIVISON Case No.: 08000526CA Division: SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. SUSAN T. GLADSTONE A/K/A SUSAN TURNER GLADSTONE, STEVEN G. GLADSTONE A/K/A STEPHEN G. GLADSTONE A/K/A STEPHEN G. GLADSTONE, SUNTRUST BANK, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/ OWNERS, Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on June 24, 2011, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida described as: PARCEL I COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH RANGE 6 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA (MARKED BY AN 6 X 6 CONCRETE MONUMENT); THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 19,810.30 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF NORTH BAYSHORE DRIVE (STATE ROAD NO. 65), THENCE NORTH 30 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF NORTH BAYSHORE DRIVE2006.20 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 59 DEGREES 53MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST, 80.00 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY OF NORTH BAYSHORE DRIVE (THE RIGHT OF WAY OF NORTH BAYSHORE DRIVE NARROWS FROM 100 FEET TO 60 FEET AT THIS POINT);THENCE NORTH 30 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY OF NORTH BAYSHORE DRIVE, 690.00 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY OF A 60 FOOT ROADWAY: THENCE NORTH 59 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY OF AFORESAID SIXTY FOOT ROADWAY 392.30 FEET; THENCE NORTH 30 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 630.00 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 59 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST. 375.49 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE ON THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF EAST BAY DRIVE; THENCE NORTH 31 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF EAST BAY DRIVE 140.02 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 59 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 09 SECONDS EAST 371.94 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 30 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 139.91 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL II COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 6 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA (MARKED BYAN OLD 6 X 6 CONCRETE MONUMENT); THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 19,810.30 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF NORTH BAYSHORE DRIVE (STATE ROAD NO. 65); THENCE NORTH 30 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF NORTH BAYSHORE DRIVE 2006.20 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, TTHENCE NORTH 59 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 80.00 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY OF NORTH BAYSHORE DRIVE, (THE RIGHT OF WAY OF NORTH BAYSHORE DRIVE NARROWS FROM 100 FEET TO 60 FEET AT THIS POINT); THENCE NORTH 30 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY OF NORTH BAYSHORE DRIVE 690.00 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY OF A 60 FEET ROADWAY; THENCE NORTH 59 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY OF AFORESAID SIXTY-FOOT ROADWAY 392.30 FEET; THENCE NORTH 30 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, 769.91 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 59 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 09 SECONDS WEST 371.94 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF EAST BAY DRIVE; THENCE NORTH 31 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE. EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF EAST BAY DRIVE 140.01 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 59 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 37 SECONDS EAST 368.32 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 30 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 139.9] FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN FRACTIONAL SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 6 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL III COMMENCING AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 6 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 19 (AS MONUMENTED),A DISTANCE OF 810.30 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT LYING ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF NORTH BAYSHORE DRIVE; THENCE RUN NORTH 30 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY 2006,20 FEET, THENCE LEAVING SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY RIJN NORTH 59 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 80.00 FEET TO THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF SAID NORTH BAYSHORE DRIVE, THENCE RUN NORTH 30 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY 690.00 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF ROSE DRIVE. THENCE RUN NORTH 59 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY 392.30 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE, THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY RUN NORTH 30 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 52 SECONDS EAST 209.82 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (MARKED NO. 679), THENCE RUN NORTH 30 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 27 SECONDS EAST 279.96 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (MARKED NO. 426]) MARKING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN NORTH 59 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 13 SECONDS WEST 379.15 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (MARKED NO. 4261) LYING ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF EAST BAY DRIVE, THENCE RUN NORTH 31 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY 139.97 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY RUN SOUTH 59 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 49 SECONDS EAST 375.56 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE, THENCE RUN SOUTH 30 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 27 SECONDS WEST 139.99 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. and commonly known as: 362 EAST BAY DR, EASTPOINT, FL 32328; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the front door steps of the Courthouse, at 33 Market St., in Apalachicola, Florida, on August 10, 2011, 11:00 A.M. EST. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 27th day of June, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk July 21, 28, 2011 3279T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 08000576CA CENTRAL MORTGAGE COMPANY Plaintiff, vs. BRENDA CARRINO, ET AL., Defendant, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of June 24, 2011 entered in Case No. 0800057CA of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in Franklin County, Florida, wherein Central Mortgage Company is the Plaintiff and BRENDA CARRINO, ROBERT CARRINO, COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK F/K/A APALACHICOLA STATE BANK, A DIVISION OF COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, are the Defendants, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320. 11:00 A.M., on August 10, 2011, the following described property, as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: TAX ID NUMBER: 29-095-06W-7312000C-0070 LAND SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF FRANKLIN IN THE STATE OF FL LOT 7, BLOCK C ST. GEORGE ISLAND GULF BEACHES UNIT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 15, PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 848 E. GORRIE DR., SAINT GEORGE ISLAND, FL 32328 Dated this 27th day of June, 2011. Franklin County Clerk of Court Clerk, Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accomomdation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of Court Administration at (850) 5774401, or at the Leon County Court-house, Room 225, 301 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 within 2 working days of receipt of a notice compelling you to appear at a court proceeding; if you are haring or voice impaired, call 711. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Brock & Scott, PLLC 1501 NW 49th Street Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-618-6955 Fax: 954-618-6953 July 21, 28, 2011 3275T IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF LEE COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION PETITION OF: JOSHUA DAVENPORT DOCKET # 11A5RS TO ADOPT THE MINOR CHILD: LANDON REESE CARLTON ORDER FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION It appearing by the Petition for Adoption that CHRISTOPHER MYLES JAMES whereabouts are unknown and that his last known address was 323 Patton Street, ST. GEORGE ISLAND, FLORIDA. IT IS HEREBY CONSIDERED, ORDERED AND DECREED that: Service be made by publication in the legal organ of this County once per week for three weeks, pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 19-8-6(c) SO ORDERED, this 29th day of June, 2011. JUDGE, LEE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT SOUTH GEORGIA JUDICIAL CIRCUIT W. EDWARD MEEKS, JR. Attorney for Petitioner State Bar Number: 500850 Post Office Box 720 Leesburg, Georgia 31763 (229) 759-9111 July 28, August 4, 11, 2011 3280T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 09-0000010-CA Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee under Novastar Mortgage Funding Trust, Series 2007-2 Plaintiff, vs. Dennis S. Gay, Jessica R. Gay, Unknown Tenant(s) in Possession #1 and #2, and all other Unknown Parties, et, al. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE OF SALE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judge-
A16| The Times Thursday, July 28, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call:850-747-5020 Toll Free:800-345-8688 Fax:850-747-5044 Email:email@example.com Email:firstname.lastname@example.org theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW ment of Fore--closure dated June 24, 2011, and entered in Case No. 09-0000010-CA of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee under Novastar Mortgage Funding Trust, Series 2007-2, is Plaintiff and Dennis S. Gay, Jessica R. Gay, Unknown Tenant(s) in Possession #1 and #2, and all other Unknown Parties, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the Front Steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320, at 11:00 oclock A.M. on the 10th day of August, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 27, 28, 29 and 30, Block 560 GREATER APALACHICOLA, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, as per Map or Plat now in common use. Located 176 Jule Road, Apalachicola, FL and all fixtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiffs mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida, the 27th day of June, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of said Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Clarfield & Okon, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 S. Australian Ave. Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 713-1400 July 21, 28, 2011 3281T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 19-2010-CA-000132 RBC BANK (USA) FKA RBC CENTURA BANK, Plaintiff, vs. WESTBERG, JOHN P. et. al., Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 19-2010-CA000132 of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida, wherein, RBC BANK (USA) FKA RBC CENTURA BANK, Plaintiff, and, WESTBERG, JOHN P., et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, 33 MARKET STREET, FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE, SUITE 203, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320, at the hour of 11:00 AM, on the 17th day of August 2011, the following described property. LOT 7, SHELL HARBOUR, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 AT PAGES 25 AND 26 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. To be published on July 21 and 28, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 28th of June, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk GREENSPOON MARDER, P.A. Trade Centre South Suite 700 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 If you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance, Please contact the Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at 301 S MONROE STREET ROOM 225, TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301, 850-577-4401 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. July 21, 28, 2011 3289T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 10-000557-CA BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. GOLD KEY CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN, INC., ET AL., Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 27, 2011, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 on August 17, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. (EST), or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, the following described property: Lots 57, 59, 60 and 61, PHASE 4, WHISPERING PINES SUBDIVISION PHASES 3 AND 4, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page(s) 32, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: July 12th, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON CLERK OF COURT By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk July 21, 28, 2011 3299T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVI DIVISION: CASE NO.: 09-00636 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. DOUGLAS EDWARD DICKINSON; PIRATES LANDING AT TIMBER ISLAND CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale Date dated the 11th day of July, 2011, and entered in Case No. 09-00636, of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and DOUGLAS EDWARD DICKINSON; PIRATES LANDING AT TIMBER ISLAND CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT STEPS OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY HOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320. 11:00 AM on the 7th day September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THAT CERTAIN CONDOMINIUM UNIT OF PIRATES LANDING AT TIMBER ISLAND COMPOSED OF UNIT NUMBER D-26, AND THE UNDIVIDED 1/48 INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT THERETO, IN ACCORDANCE WITH AND SUBJECT TO THE MASTER DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, AND RESTRICTIONS, RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS VOL. 879, PP. 348-372, AND DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM OF PIRATES LANDING AT TIMBER ISLAND, RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS VOL. 879, PP. 373-541, PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY. PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 12th day of July, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 July 21, 28, 2011 3297T NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR WATER USEPERMIT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for water use permit(s) has (have) been received by the Northwest Florida Water Management District: Application number 107215 filed 06/30/2011 Water Management Services, Inc., 250 John Knox Road, Suite 4, Tallahassee, FL 32303-4235. Requesting a maximum withdrawal of 1,240,000 gallons per day from the Floridan Aquifer System for Public Supply use by an existing facility. General withdrawal location(s) in Franklin County: TO8S, R06W, Sec. 30D, 31A, 31C: T8S, R6W, Sec. 30 Interested persons may object to or comment upon the applications or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report(s) containing proposed agency action regarding the application(s) by writing to the Division of Resource Regulation of the Northwest Florida Water Management District, attention Terri Peterson, 152 Water Management Drive, Havana, Florida 323339700, but such comments or requests must be received by 5 oclock p.m. on August 5, 2011. No further public notice will be provided regarding this (these) application(s). Publication of this notice constitutes constructive notice of this permit application to all substantially affected persons. A copy of the staff report(s) must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings and any public hearing date. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request according to the provisions of 28-106.201, Florida Administrative Code. Notices of Proposed Agency Action will be mailed only to persons who have filed such requests. July 21, 2011 3329T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File # 2011-000039-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF EDWIN CLYDE DANIEL Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EDWIN CLYDE DANIEL, deceased, File number 2011-000039-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida 32320. The estate is testate, and the date of the will is June 18, 2010. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives Attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: Any interested person on whom a copy of this notice of administration is served must file on or before the date that is 3 months after the date of service of a copy of the notice of administration on that person any objection that challenges the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative, the venue, or jurisdiction of this Court. Persons who may be entitled to exempt property under Section 732.402 Florida Statutes will be deemed to have waived their rights to claim that property as exempt property unless a petition for determination of exempt property is filed by such persons or on their behalf on or before the later of the date that is 4 months after the date of service of a copy of this notice of administration on such persons or the date that is 40 days after the date of termination of any proceeding involving the construction, admission to probate, or validity of the will or involving any other matter affecting any part of the exempt property. An election to take an elective share must be filed on or before the earlier of the date that is 6 months after the date of service of a copy of the notice of administration on the surviving spouse or an attorney in fact or a guardian of the property of the surviving spouse, or the date that is 2 years after the date of the decedents death. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file claims against the estate with the Court during the time periods set forth in Section 733.702 Florida Statutes, or be forever barred. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is July 28, 2011. Personal Representative: LINDA POWERS DANIEL 250 -13th Street Apalachicola, Florida 32320 J. GORDON SHULER of J. GORDON SHULER, P.A. Post Office Drawer 850 Apalachicola, Florida 32329 (850) 653-9226 Florida Bar Number 0700959 Attorney for Personal Representative July 28, August 4, 2011 3331T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF LEATRICE SMITH, a.k.a, Leatrice Pat Mary Smith Deceased. File No. 2011 38 CP Division Probate NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Leatrice Smith, deceased, whose date of death was February 5, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for FRANKLIN County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is July 28, 2011. Personal Representatives: David Smith PO Box 313, Westminster, SC 29693 Matthew Smith 151 Avonlea Park Pl, Suwanee, GA 30024 Attorney for Personal Representatives: Kristy Branch Attorney for Personal Representatives Florida Bar Number: 517143 PO Box 176, Apalachicola, Florida 32329 Telephone: (850) 670 1255 Fax: (850) 670 1256 E-Mail: email@example.com July 28, August 4, 2011 3335T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 19-2009-CA-000141 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. EMILY MACDONALD; SANDS OF CARRABELLE HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION, INC.; DANIEL MACDONALD A/K/A DANIEL W. MACDONALD; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 24th day of June, 2011, and entered in Case No. 19-2009-CA-000141, of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and EMILY MACDONALD, SANDS OF CARRABELLE HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION, INC., DANIEL MACDONALD A/K/A DANIEL W. MACDONALD and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT STEPS OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320, 11:00 A.M. on th 10th day of August, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 13, BLOCK 71, THE SANDS OF CARRABELLE, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 12 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 205A FIFTH STREET EAST CARABELLE, FL 32322 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 27th day of June, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 09-13084 July 28, Aug 4, 2011 3336T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 19-2009-CA-000024 HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III, Plaintiff, vs. CANDICE WEBB, WAYNE WEBB; UNKNOWN TENANT (S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 24th day of June, 2011, and entered in Case No. 19-2009-CA-000024, of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III is the Plaintiff and CANDACE WEBB, WAYNE WEBB and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT STEPS OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320, 11:00 AM on the 10th day of August, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: EXHIBIT A RIGHT-OF-WAY, RUN SOUTH 20 DEG 17 MIN 21 SEC EAST 420.33 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 56 MIN 00 SEC WEST 102.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 20 DEG 17 MIN 21 SEC WEST 420.33 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY RIGHTOF-WAY OF SAID WILDERNESS ROAD; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEG 56 MIN 00 SEC EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHTOF-WAY 102.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING LOT 103-B, UNIT 2, TARPON SHORES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE FRANKLIN COUNTY PLAINNING AND ZONING OFFICE, COMMERCE STREET, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 2000 WHC MOBILE HOME BEARING ID NO. WHCO1O342GAA AND WHCO1O 3422GAB. TAX MAP OR PARCEL ID NO.: 29-088-0600-00000103-0010 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 28th day of June, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 08-67938 July 28, Aug 4, 2011 3347T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 10 000600 CA WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., successor by merger to WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, a national banking association, Plaintiff, v. THE MOORINGS AT CARRABELLE, INC., a Florida corporation, MOORINGS DEVELOPMENT, INC., a Florida corporation, MOORINGS SECOND LIEN LENDER, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, and RCS GROUP, INC., a Florida corporation, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment entered in the above-captioned action, the Clerk will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida described on Exhibits A and B attached hereto and by this reference made a part hereof, at public sale to the highest bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. EDT on August 17, 2011, at the front door of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida, in accordance with the bidding and sale procedures specified on the Franklin County Clerk of Courts website located at www.franklinclerk.com/fore closures.aspx. Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact (850) 653-8861, ext. 106 or Florida Relay Service at 800-955-8771. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Exhibit A (the Property) PARCEL A Commence at a point where the extension of the West side of 11th Street intersects the South side of Avenue A; thence run North 89 degrees 13 minutes 40 seconds West along said Southerly boundary line of Avenue A for a distance of 580.00 feet to a concrete monument; thence leaving said right of way run South 00 degrees 35 minutes 24 seconds West 132.52 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence from said POINT OF BEGINNING run South 03 degrees 06 minutes 12 seconds West 41.58 feet to a X in a headwall, said point lying on the approximate mean high waterline of the Carrabelle River; thence run along said waterline and said headwall as follows: South 89 degrees 49 minutes 10 seconds West 92.06 feet to a V in said headwall; thence South 08 degrees 00 minutes 26 seconds West 163.18 feet to a X in said headwall; thence South 60 degrees 38 minutes 09 seconds West 103.99 feet to a X in said headwall; thence North 80 degrees 18 minutes 37 seconds West 51.41 feet; thence leaving said headwall run South 75 degrees 21 minutes 37 seconds West 41.95 feet; thence North 89 degrees 55 minutes 23 seconds West 73.67 feet to a point lying on said headwall and said approximate mean high waterline; thence run along said headwall and said waterline as follows: North 89 degrees 55 minutes 23 seconds West 116.22 feet; thence North 83 degrees 30 minutes 30 seconds West 160.02 feet; thence North 77 degrees 11 minutes 10 seconds West 292.04 feet; thence continue along said approximate mean high waterline as follows: North 78 degrees 36 minutes 16 seconds West 32.41 feet; thence North 76 degrees 09 minutes 03 seconds West 21.92 feet; thence North 75 degrees 54 minutes 53 seconds West 18.32 feet to a point marking the intersection of said waterline with the Southeasterly right of way of AvenueA said point being the point of curve to the right having a radius of 646.20 feet; thence Northeasterly along said curve and said right of way for 281.32 feet, thru a central angle of 24 degrees 56 minutes 37 seconds, chord of said arc being North 49 degrees 03 minutes 16 seconds East 279.11 feet to a re-bar; thence continue along said right of way as follows: North 57 degrees 38 minutes 23 seconds East 110.73 feet to a re-bar; thence North 72 degrees 51 minutes 50 seconds East 190.50 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 89 degrees 07 minutes 27 seconds East 223.44 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 89 degrees 13 minutes 40 seconds East 150.15 feet to a rod and cap; thence leaving said right of way run South 00 degrees 46 minutes 20 seconds West 134.11 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 89 degrees 47 minutes 06 seconds East 145.27 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Above lands subject to a 20 foot wide drainage easement recorded in Official Records Book
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Want to give it all away for a song. I have a small shop in a prime location in Apalach, filled with yesterday, today, & tomorrows antiques & collectibles. Furniture and furnishings, ac/ccmachine stock, business machines, signs, jewelry, toy trains email email@example.com 1 br, Garage Apt, Apalachicola ideal for one person, $500/mo plus elec incl cable Call 850-653-8801 Carabelle 2 br, 1 ba on quiet side street in the downtown area. Has a shaded, fenced back yard with deck. Partly furnished. $550 month plus security deposit. 6 month minimum lease. 528-2125 for details Heritage Villas of Apalachicola ApartmentsNow accepting applications for 2 br, Handicap accessible unit. Some rental assistance may be available. HUD vouchers accepted. Call 850-653-9277 TDD/TTY 711. This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. 3356T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA VISION BANK, a Florida corp., Plaintiff, vs, MICHAEL W. SENIOR and SUSAN L. SENIOR, husband and wife; NEW VENTURES PROPERTIES, LLC, a Florida limited liability Company; CRYSTAL CLEAR DEVELOPMENT, INC., a Florida Corporation; M-VISION, INC., A Florida corporation; SHADOW PINES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida non-profit corporation, Defendants. Case No. 09CA000230 NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the Partial Summary Judgment of Foreclosure against Defendants, New Ventures Properties, LLC, Crystal Clear Development, Inc., and M-Vision, Inc., entered in the above-styled cause, I will sell at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at www.walton.realforeclose.com, at the hour of 11:00 a.m C.S.T, on the 18th day of August, 2011, the property situated in Walton County, Florida and Franklin County, Florida, described as: PARCEL 1: Lot 43, Lighthouse Ridge Estates, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at an old concrete monument marking the Northwest corner of Section 36, Township 7 South, Range 5 West, Franklin County, Florida; thence run South 00 degrees 00 minutes 12 seconds East, 471.89 feet to the Northerly Right of Way boundary of a 60.00 foot roadway; thence run North 80 degrees 56 minutes 55 seconds East along said Northerly Right of Way boundary, 738.17 feet; thence run North 00 degrees 00 minutes 12 seconds West, 470,00 feet; thence run North 60 degrees 10 minutes ; 29 seconds East, 1033.33 feet; thence run East 435.00 feet; thence run North 49 degrees 42 minutes 28 seconds East, 1310.00 feet to the Point of Beginning, from said Point of Beginning; thence run South 40 degrees 26 minutes 31 seconds East, 32.86 feet; thence run North 56 degrees 48 minutes 50 seconds East, 400.00 feet to the Westerly Right of Way boundary of a 60.00 foot roadway; thence run North 40 degrees 26 minutes 31 seconds West along said Right of Way boundary, 44.36 feet to a point of curve to the right; thence run Northwesterly along said Right of Way boundary and along said curve with a radius of 729.02 feet through a central angle of 05 degrees 07 minutes 10 seconds for an arc distance of 65.14 feet; thence run South 56 degrees 48 minutes 50 seconds West, 402.97 feet; thence run South 40 degrees 26 minutes 31 seconds East, 76.93 feet to the Point of Beginning. Together with a Grant of Non-Exclusive East recorded in Official Records Book 552, Pages 47 through 49, all of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, PARCEL 2: Lot 42, Lighthouse Ridge Estates, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 36, Township 7 South, Range 5 West, Franklin County, Florida and run South 00 degrees 00 minutes 12 seconds East 532.65 feet to a point lying on the Southerly Right of Way boundary of a 60.00 foot roadway; thence; run South 04 degrees 05 minutes 27 seconds East 303.10 feet; thence run North 80 degrees 56 minutes 32 seconds East 462.01 feet; thence run North 19 degrees 54 minutes 24 seconds West 97.55 feet; thence run North 65 degrees 35 minutes 36 seconds East 500.00 feet; thence run South 19 degrees 54 minutes 24 seconds East 232.31 feet; thence run North 80 degrees 56 minutes 32 seconds East 14.61 feet to a point of curve to the left having a radius of 1476.86 feet, through a central angle of 24 degrees 07 minutes 42 seconds for an arc distance of 621.93 feet, chord being North 68 degrees 52 minutes 41 seconds East 617.35 feet; thence run North 56 degrees 48 minutes 50 seconds East 2758.83 feet to a point lying on the Southwesterly Right of Way boundary of Beacon Road; thence run North 32 degrees 17 minutes 53 seconds West along said Right of Way boundary 330.10 feet; thence run North 40 degrees 26 minutes 31 seconds West along said Right of Way boundary 330.24 feet to a concrete monument (marked #2919) marking the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning and leaving said Right of Way boundary run South 56 degrees 48 minutes 50 seconds West 399.75 feet to a concrete monument (marked #2919); thence run North 40 degrees 30 minutes 04 seconds West 109.78 feet to a point; thence run North 56 degrees 46 minutes 43 seconds East 400.00 feet to a concrete monument (marked #2919) lying on the Southwesterly Right of Way boundary of said Beacon Road; thence run South 40 degrees 21 minutes 11 seconds East along said Right of Way boundary 109.99 feet to the Point of Beginning. PARCEL 3: Lot 46, Lighthouse Ridge Estates, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at an old concrete monument marking the Northwest corner of Section 36 Township 7 South, Range 5 West, Franklin County, Florida; thence run South 00 degrees 00 minutes 12 seconds East 471.89 feet to the Northerly Right of Way boundary of a 60.00 foot roadway; thence run North 80 degrees 56 minutes 55 seconds East along said Northerly Right of Way boundary 738.17 feet; thence run North 00 degrees 00 minutes 12 seconds West 470.00 feet; thence run North 60 degrees 10 minutes 29 seconds East 1033.33 feet; thence run East 435.00 feet; thence run North 49 degrees 42 minutes 28 seconds East 1310.00 feet; thence run North 40 degrees 26 minutes 31 seconds West 285.00 feet; thence run North 56 degrees 46 minutes 14 seconds East 228.65 feet to the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning continue North 56 degrees 46 minutes 14 seconds East 219.42 feet to the Westerly Right of Way boundary of a 60.00 foot roadway; thence run North 24 degrees 09 minutes 35 seconds West along said Right of Way boundary 117.94 feet to a point of curve to the left; thence run Northwesterly along said Right of Way boundary and along said curve with a radius of 346.63 feet thru a central angle of 29 degrees 44 minutes 21 seconds for an arc distance of 179.92 feet; thence run South 25 degrees 36 minutes 10 seconds West 279.16 feet; thence run South 40 degrees 26 minutes 31 seconds East 150.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. PARCEL 4: Lot 1, BAY VISTA, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 41, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. PARCEL 6: Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4, Block 2, SHADOW PINES, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 16, Page 38, 38A and 38B, of the Public Records of Walton County, Florida. ANY LIENHOLDER CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS FROM THIS SALE, IF ANY, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 45.031(1)(A), FLORIDA STATUTES DATED this the 20th day of July, 2011. MARTHA INGLE Clerk of the COURT By: Tracy Marsh Deputy Clerk July 28, August 4, 2011 CASE NO.: 2009-212 CA NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOT 5, BLOCK 1, OF CARRABELLE RIVER SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 21 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, except as set forth herein after, at public sale on August 17, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time), or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 7, at the the front of the courthouse steps at 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrators office not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk July 28, August 4, 2011 3384T NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Writ of Execution issued in the Circuit Court of Franklin County Florida, on the 8th day of June, 2010, in the cause where Capital City Bank was plaintiff and Michael Lamar Clayton and Denise C. Clayton were defendants, being Case No. 2010-000494-CA in said court I, Skip Shiver, as Sheriff of Franklin County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendants Michael Lamar Clayton and Denise C. Clayton in and to the following described property, to-wit: 2002 Coast Guard Registered Cabin 42 ft. 2in. Fiberglass Inboard Motorboat, VIN# EGH421071102, Documented # D01125201, Decal #10230440, Commercial Fishing. and on the 29th day of August, 2011 at the Scipio Creek Marina, located at 301 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320, Franklin County, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all of the said defendants Michael Lamar Clayton and Denise C. Clayton, rights, title and interest in aforesaid property at public outcry and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above described execution. Note: In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Debbie Mock no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at Franklin County Sheriffs Office at (850)-670-8519. Boat can be viewed prior to sale at Scipio Creek Marina located at 301 Market Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 Skip Shiver Sheriff of Franklin County, Florida By: Debbie Mock Deputy Sheriff July 28, August 4, 11, 18, 2011 tive Procedures Act for the purpose of bringing said policies into compliance with Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules. Summary: The following is a brief description of each proposal change: Franklin County School District *Student Progression Plan *Code of Conduct *Policy Manual *Learning Center Handbook Statutory Authority: Section 230.22(2), Florida Statutes The entire text of the proposed rules will be considered by the Franklin County School Board at a meeting publicly advertised and held in the Willie Speed School Board meeting room in Eastpoint, Florida no earlier than August 04, 2011. Documents may be reviewed at the Franklin County School Board District Office, at 85 School Road, Suite One, Eastpoint, Florida during the hours of 7:30 AM until 5:00 PM, Monday -Thursday. July 14, 21, 28, Aug 4, 2011 3373T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CITIZENS BANK WAKULLA, Plaintiff, v. SIDNEY E. GRAY, JIMMY W. MEEKS, SR., MARINERS LANDING HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION PHASE 1, LLC, WAKULLA BANK, a Florida Banking Company, and FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF DECATUR COUNTY, Defendants. 3227T NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION FRANKLIN DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD Purpose and Effect: The Franklin District School Board proposes to amend and adopt polices, as provided in the AdministraIncorrect Insertion PolicyFor Classified In-column AdvertisersAll ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser to insure correctness. The newspaper will assume correctness at the time of the read-back procedure unless otherwise informed. Please your ad. Advertisers are requested to check the advertisement on the first insertion for correctness. Errors should be reported immediately. Your Florida Freedom newspaper will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for any error in advertisements to a greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the error. 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And PARCEL B Commence at the intersection of the centerline of 11th Street West in Picketts addition to the City of Carrabelle, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded Plat Book 2, Page 20, of the public records of Franklin County, Florida with the centerline of U.S. Highway Number 98 (State Road Number 30), said point being the point of curve, to the left having a radius of 716.20 feet; thence Southwesterly along said curve and said centerline of U.S. Highway Number 98 (State Road Number 30) for 552.29 feet, thru a central angle of 44 degrees 10 minutes 59 seconds, chord of said arc being South 44 degrees 03 minutes 37 seconds West 538.27 feet; thence continue along said centerline South 21 degrees 57 minutes 00 seconds West 100.59 feet; thence leaving said centerline run. South 68 degrees 00 minutes 45 seconds East 147.67 feet to a point lying on the Easterly right of way of said U.S. Highway Number 98; thence run along said right of way South 21 degrees 57 minutes 00 seconds West 56.02 feet to a point marking the intersection of said right of way with the approximate mean high waterline of the Carrabelle River for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence from said. POINT OF BEGINNING run along said approximate mean highwater line as follows: South 41 degrees 15 minutes 17 seconds East 12.13 feet; thence South 31 degrees 21 minutes 04 seconds West 42.82 feet; thence South 19 degrees 31 minutes 44 seconds West 63.89 foot; thence South 20 degrees 43 minutes 07 seconds West 77.55 feet; thence South 18 degrees 13 minutes 40 seconds West 54.08 feet; thence South 18 degrees 49 minutes 33 seconds West 67.17 feet; thence South 65 degrees 03 minutes 43 seconds East 23.06 feet; thence South 66 degrees 00 minutes 22 seconds East 35.99 feet; thence North 71 degrees 21 minutes 17 seconds East 80.82 feet; thence North 88 degrees 41 minutes 52 seconds East 93.43 feet; thence South 82 degrees 44 minutes 57 seconds East 61.70 feet; thence South 70 degrees 51 minutes 28 seconds East 42.57 feet; thence South 82 degrees 20 minutes 37 seconds East 29.02 feet; thence North 82 degrees 24 minutes 51 seconds East 51.85 feet; thence South 40 degrees 27 minutes 04 seconds East 22.75 feet; thence South 08 degrees 48 minutes 52 seconds East 35.89 feet; thence South 31 degrees 51 minutes 57 seconds West 48.01 feet; thence South 32 degrees 18 minutes 59 seconds West 25.56 feet; thence South 03 degrees 41 minutes 31 seconds East 42.49 feet; thence North 83 degrees 10 minutes 45 seconds West 26.24 thence South 64 degrees 17 minutes 00 seconds West 28.44 feet; thence South. 89 degrees 45 minutes 45 seconds West 52.03 feet; thence South 89 degrees 06 minutes 40 seconds West 44.97 feet; thence North 85 degrees 17 minutes 18 seconds West 67.69 feet; thence South 88 degrees 21 minutes 43 seconds West 53.34 feet; thence North 75 degrees 32 minutes 45 seconds West 81.07 feet; thence North 73 degrees 36 minutes 16 seconds West 43.95 feet; thence North 85 degrees 24 minutes 05 seconds West 33.71 feet; thence North 84 degrees 55 minnutes 29 seconds West 25.63 feet; thence South 27 degrees 47 minutes 04 seconds West 22.19 feet; thence South 01 degrees 10 minutes 48 seconds East 15.80 feet; thence North 87 degrees 31 minutes 56 seconds East 22.89 feet; thence South 05 degrees 44 minutes 03 seconds East 14.09 feet; thence North 88 degrees 06 minutes 29 seconds West 25.51 feet; thence North 65 degrees 44 minutes 12 seconds West 20.73 feet; thence North 67 degrees 47 minutes 43 seconds West 8.36 feet to a point Iying on the Easterly right of way of said State Road Number 30; thence Ieaving said approximate mean high waterline, run along said right of way North 21 degrees 57 minutes 00 seconds East 510.65 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. And PARCEL C Commence at the intersection of the centerline of 11th Street West in Picketts addition to the City of Carrabelle, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded Plat Book 2, Page 20, of the public records of Franklin County, Florida with the centerline of U.S. Highway Number 98 (State Road Number 30), said point being the point of curve to the Left having a radius of 716.20 feet; thence Southwesterly along said curve and said centerline of U.S. Highway Number 98 (State Road Number 30) for 552.29 feet, thru a central angle of 44 degrees 10 minutes 59 seconds, chord of said arc being South 44 degrees 03 minutes 37 seconds West 538.27 feet; thence continue along said centerline South 21 degrees 57 minutes 00 seconds West 180.89 feet; thence leaving said centerline Run North 68 degrees 00 minutes 45 seconds West 100.00 feet to a point lying on the Westerly right of way of said U.S. Highway Number 98 (State Road Number 30), said point being the point of curve to the left having a radius of 7739.44 feet; thence Southwesterly along said curve and said right of way for 88.83 feet, thru a central angle of 00 degrees 39 minutes 27 seconds, chord of said arc being South 22 degrees 57 minutes 22 seconds West 88.82 feet to a point marking the intersection of said right of way with the approximate mean high waterline of the Carrabelle River, said point also being the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence from said POINT OF BEGINNING and leaving said right of way run along said approximate mean high waterline as follows: North 55 degrees 59 minutes 28 seconds West 36.30 feet; thence North 89 degrees 32 minutes 04 seconds West 73.61 feet; thence South 67 degrees 18 minutes 24 seconds West 63.00 feet; thence North 75 degrees 44 minutes 59 seconds West 56.23 feet; thence North 67 degrees 13 minutes 01 seconds West 52.63 feet; thence North 54 degrees 44 minutes 52 seconds West 38.68 feet; thence North 78 degrees 50 minutes 19 seconds West 51.81 feet; thence North 89 degrees 14 minutes 20 seconds West 52.92 feet; thence South 62 degrees 28 minutes 15 seconds West 44.10 feet; thence South 80 degrees 56 minutes 02 seconds West 35.34 feet; thence South 50 degrees 36 minutes 30 seconds West 47.83 feet; thence South 70 degrees 37 minutes 48 seconds West 51.59 feet; thence South 77 degrees 37 minutes 23 seconds West 53.13 feet; thence South 54 degrees 48 minutes 10 seconds West 48.07 feet; thence South 48 degrees 34 minutes 56 seconds West 28.10 feet; thence South 53 degrees 46 minutes 52 seconds East 32.44 feet; thence South 62 degrees 17 minutes 35 seconds East 95.93 feet; thence South 52 degrees 59 minutes 06 seconds East 195.71 feet; thence North 89 degrees 24 minutes 37 seconds East 84.58 feet; thence North 36 degrees 05 minutes 16 seconds East 76.68 feet; thence South 86 degrees 21 minutes 52 seconds East 54.51 feet; thence South 45 degrees 26 minutes 57 seconds East 96.14 feet; thence North 85 degrees 23 minutes 17 seconds East 52.06 feet to a point lying on the Westerly right of way of said State Road Number 30, said point being the point of curve to the right having a radius of 7739.44 feet; thence leaving said waterline run Northeasterly along said curve and said right of way for 271.83 feet, thru a central angle of 02 degrees 00 minutes 45 seconds, chord of said arc being North 21 degrees 37 minutes 16 seconds East 271.82 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Exhibit B (the Submerged Land Lease) The sovereign lands that are the subject of the Submerged Land Lease recorded on February 22, 2000 in public records Book 634, Page 99, et seq., Official Records of Franklin County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: A parcel of sovereign submerged land in Section 19 and 30, Township 07 South, Range 04 West, in Carrabelle River, Franklin County, containing 118,058 square feet, more or less, as is more particularly described and shown on Attachment A, dated December 4, 1989. July 28, August 4, 2011 Attend College Online from Home. *Medical *Business *Paralegal *Criminal Justice. Job Placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 866-467-0054. www.Centura.us.com Airlines are hiring Train for a high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial Aid if qualified. Job Placement Assistance. 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AC and roof replaced in 2005, circular drive, West Gulf Beach Dr. Listed by Michael Billings John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.com MLS#243389 $1,149,000 St. George Island GATED BEACHFRONT HOME Oversized (1.77 acres) East End lot, 138 feet beach frontage, Beach Gazebo, private boardwalk, 3 BR 2 BA, Ground level circular driveway, koi pond & waterfall. PUBLIC NOTICE THE FRANKLIN COUNTY ADVISORY BORD OF ADJUSTMENT WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011, AT 10:00 A.M., IN THE COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING ROOM OF THE COURTHOUSE ANNEX TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING VARIANCES, APPEALS AND SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS: 1.CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST FOR A VARIANCE TO CONSTRUCT A SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING 5 FEET INTO THE SIDE SETBACK OF THE ADJOING PROPERTY LINE ON PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS A 1.10 ACRE TRACT, PARCEL NUMBER 18-07S-04W-0000-0031-0040 FURTHER DESCRIBED AS 578 RIVER ROAD, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. REQUEST SUBMITTED BY DAN GARLICK, GARLICK ENVIRONMENTAL ASSOCIATES, INC., AGENT FOR WILLIAM LAWLER. THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION, ACTING AS THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, WILL ADDRESS THIS REQUEST AT THEIR MEETING ON AUGUST 16, 2011. *Persons wishing to comment may do so in person or in writing to the Franklin County Planning & Zoning Department, 34 Forbes Street, Suite 1, Apalachicola, FL 32320. Transactions of this hearing will not be recorded, persons wishing to record the proceedings must make the necessary arrangements for recording. FRANKLIN COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS July 20, 2011 The Franklin County District School Board provides various services addressing the needs of public school students related to the enhancement of their educational opportunities. Service providers interested in contracting with the School Board to provide those services are invited to submit competitive proposals. The types of services are listed below. o Physical Therapy o Occupational Therapy o Speech and Language Services o Instructional Services for Visually Impaired o Instructional Services for Hearing Impaired o Behavioral and Counseling Services o Transportation Services The School Board shall enter into contracts with selected service providers for the period of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The selected service providers shall be qualied under all local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations applicable to the type of service provided, and shall document the delivery of services in accordance with School Board requirements. Proposals shall be received no later than 5 pm, EDT on August 4th. Send (email to firstname.lastname@example.org..us) or bring proposals to the Franklin County District School District, Administrative Ofces, ESE Department, 85 School Road, Suite One, Eastpoint, Florida 32328 Questions regarding Request for Proposals may be directed to Ms. Brenda Wilson, Director of ESE at 850-670-2810 ext. 4109 or 4108. STORM from page A7 vessels washed ashore along the coast for years. Most commercial struc tures in Carrabelle were severely damaged. The turpentine industry was shut down for weeks due to ooding in the woods. One can imagine the ragged, dazed popula tion wandering amidst the wreckage looking for rem nants of their past or walk ing along the beach hoping to salvage otsam from the ships lost in the storm. The Naval Stores Com pany in Carrabelle did what it could to feed the families. With telegraph lines down, a man was dis patched by horseback to Tallahassee with the news of the devastation of Carra belle. The New York Times reported the disaster in a story Destruction in Flori da, which said 200 families were left homeless, many completely destitute. There was no FEMA, no Red Cross and, with the train tracks destroyed and the eet wrecked, the sur vivors were utterly on their own. There was virtually no shelter; people threw together makeshift shacks from what they could nd in the rubble. The shing industry was paralyzed. Fish houses were swept away, and the eet was damaged. Repair ing the remaining vessels became a high priority be cause, for some time after the storm, sh was the main source of food for the traumatized population. Damage totaled an esti mated $575,000 to $1 million, which translates to about $15 million to $26 million in 2011 dollars. Most of the damaged property was un insured. For weeks after the storm, tourists traveled to the coast to view the de struction. The New York Times re ported that, Fifteen ships lying at anchor in Dog Island Cove and Upper Anchorage are complete wrecks, high and dry on St. Georges and Dog Is lands. Twelve were loaded with lumber and ready for sea. When the Italian bark Cortesia struck she split half in two from stem to stern. No detailed report is given of the nal fate of the grounded ships. One ship, the James A Gareld, was reoated off of Dog Island. Joe Barber, 87, of Apala chicola and Carrabelle, was told of the hurricane by his aunt, who was living in Car rabelle in 1899. He believes some of the ships were sal vaged and that of the three ships left on St. George Island, two were burned, and the other dug out and launched. For many years, there was an indentation in the beach on the east end of St. George Island, called Ships Hole because it was the mark left by the hull of the salvaged ship. Based on photographic evidence found in the Flor ida archives, the salvaged ship was probably a Norwe gian vessel, the Hindoos. Florida State Universi tys Dog Island Shipwreck Project, an archeological research group that has visited the area since 1999 performing soundings and underwater surveys, has identied only the Vale, a Norwegian lumber schoo ner, among the wrecks sur rounding Dog Island, as one of the ships damaged in the 1899 storm. Another fascinating footnote to this storm is a group of photographs taken in its aftermath. Damage to the town and the stranded ships on Dog Island are documented in photo graphs, some attributed to Joseph W. King, preserved in the Florida Photograph ic Collection. King appears to have been a professional photog rapher living in Apalachico la. The archives also contain photos attributed to King, of the Grady Chandlery Mar ket on Water Street, includ ing an advertising card for the chandlery. This may be the same Joseph W. King who was a pioneer photographer in the Hawaiian Islands. He would have been about 60 years old, had worked in San Francisco and possibly Columbus, Ga. and visited the Arctic. His son was also named Joseph W. King. Carrabelle received some aid from Apalachic ola and other nearby com munities. A Sopchoppy physician Dr. Clareidy, visited Car rabelle frequently in the storms aftermath to help care for the injured. Apalachicola sustained relatively little damage from the compact cyclone, but the storm was sometimes called the Turn of the Cen tury Storm that Blew the Water out of Apalachicola Bay. In Carrabelle, it was simply called The Storm. P hotos courtesy of JOSE P H W. KING | Florida Memory Project. Damage to an unidentied schooner. Right, pictured, from left, are the Norwegian bark Jafnhar; the American schooner James A. Gareld (in foreground); another U.S. schooner, the Mary E. Morse (beyond the Gareld); the Russian bark Latava (dismasted, beyond the Morse); and the American barkentine Vivette. In the distance is the Norwegian bark Vale, and an unidentied wreck (beyond the tugboat).