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There will be snow cones and a concert in Riverfront Park at 6 p.m. Aug. 13; an ice-cream churnoff and tasting and an Ice, Ice Baby retro-dance party at 5 p.m. Aug. 20; and a Gorrie Square celebration and tribute to Dr. John Gorrie at noon Aug. 27, with ice sculpture, tours of the Gorrie Museum and live music on the square. For more information, call 323-0176 or visit www. waterstreetfestivaloce.com. Kingsh Shootout this weekend in Carrabelle Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6-7, come join the fun at CQuarters Marina in Carrabelle for the eighth annual Kingsh Shootout. Captains meeting at the marina on Aug. 5; this year, the Shootout will be for kingsh only. The guaranteed payout will be $23,000 with 10 places, with no change in the placement prize money. You can still win $10,000 for the biggest kingsh. Boat registration fee has been reduced to $300 per boat to help assist with gas or lodging costs. All proceeds go to the Leukemia Research Foundation. For info, call 697-8400 or visit www.cquartersmarina.com. Business after Hours to be Aug. 11 The Apalachicola Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours at Renees Caf, 83 Market St., from 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 11. For more info, call 653-9419. Bingo on the island T uesdays Every Tuesday evening until Labor Day, come and play Summer Bingo upstairs at the St. George Island re station, 324 E. Pine Ave. beginning at 7 p.m. Cost is 25 cents a card. Sponsored by the St. George Island Civic Club. Everyone welcome. By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer County commissioners want a clear accounting of how fees collected for oyster licenses are being spent. At Tuesday mornings meet ing, Commissioner Pinki Jackel said she would like to see some of the revenue from licensing di verted back to Franklin County, possibly to fund a relief program for seafood workers. Alan Pierce, director of ad ministrative services, said fees collected by the Florida Depart ment of Agriculture and Con sumer Services (DACS) from the licenses fund the Apalachicola Shellsh Laboratory at 260 Dr. Frederick S. Humphries St. in the DACS facility in Apalachico la. A lot of money is going some where, but I dont know where, Commissioner Bevin Putnal said, suggesting that some of the money be used for the oyster shelling program. Jackel said the number of oys ter licenses sold has increased dramatically since the BP oil spill, generating a lot of extra income. In a telephone interview Tues day afternoon, Joe Shields, envi ronmental administrator of the Franklin County DACS facility, Schools to lower millage By David Adlerstein Times City Editor The Franklin County School Board signaled Monday evening it intends to lower slightly the prop erty tax millage for next year, but what cuts will be made to balance the budget remain uncertain. With unanimous consent, the board approved a tentative budget that will generate about $1.3 mil lion less in local tax revenue next year, with voters seeing a drop in the overall millage rate from 5.256 to 5.049 mills. I bet the guys in Washington wish they could do that, joked Chairman Jimmy Gander as he tapped his gavel, marveling at the boards swift consensus. Getting agreement with the teachers union when negotiations resume Aug. 16 might not move as smoothly, judging by remarks made by high school English teacher The belt is tight for school board See SCHOOL BOARD A5 Deciding what to cut is hard for everybody concerned. We all want the same thing: no cuts in services to children and a workforce that is fairly compensated. I sincerely hope that we come to an amicable agreement. Denise Roux Franklin County Teachers Association Christina Pateritsas 3rd Miss Florida Seafood in family By David Adlerstein Times City Editor With a dazzling smile and graceful poise, Christina Nicole Pateritsas lived up to the family tradition Saturday night in being named the 2011 Miss Florida Seafood. The 17-year-old senior at Franklin County High School swept to the crown by winning the talent, physical tness and poise and appearance categories of the pageant. Her title marks the third win in the Nichols family, whose roots date back to the earliest Greek shing families to settle in Apalachicola. Pateritsas older sister, Isabel, was Miss Florida Seafood two years ago, and her aunt, Rosalie Nichols, won the title in 1974. Im really excited for the upcoming year, said Pateritsas, daughter of Callie Nichols of Apalachicola and Mario Pateritsas of Greece. Im hardworking and dedicated, and I think Ill represent this area well. I want people to know that this place is awesome. We have an amazing seafood industry here, and thats what draws many tourists here in the rst place. Emerald Adrienne Norris, 17, also a senior at Franklin County High School, nished as runner-up. D A V I D A D LE R STEI N | The Times Christina Pateritsas was named 2011 Miss Florida Seafood on Saturday. See more pageant photos at www.apalachtimes.com FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMISSION Oyster license fees in question By David Adlerstein Times City Editor Franklin County commission ers decided Tuesday morning to seek proposals for privatiz ing the operation of the countys solid waste department. By unanimous consent, the commissioners agreed to follow up on an idea rst presented by Commissioner Pinki Jackel at last months budget hearings, to investigate whether a private company could save the county money by operating the landll and possibly expanding to curb side trash pickup. Were emphasizing that its not going to displace our peo ple, Jackel stressed at Tuesday mornings meeting. It may be a goose egg, but we have nothing to lose. At the July 28 budget hearing in which the commissioners ten tatively approved a $906,958 bud get for solid waste for next year, a drop of less than 1 percent over this years funding, Jackel out lined her reasoning. (We could) just see whats out there, she said. We would not lose employees, we would use them in other areas. Theyre just spread so thin. Employees would not go away; we need the employees potentially reallocated in the county. It would free up employ ees to do other things or assist (a private contractor). Jackel stressed at the bud get hearing that the move might generate revenue from the land ll. She said another reason for possible privatization is that the Environmental Protection Agen cy is going to bring down guide lines for onsite monitoring, and theyre going to be ratcheting up monitoring. The cost of that is going to be very prohibitive, and thats one suggestion we would throw into the mix of ideas (for the request for proposals). Most of the other commis sioners supported Jackels idea, although Commissioner Bevin Putnal expressed reservations at the hearing. As far as con tracting it (trash collection) out, County weighs trash dilemma See TRASH A13 See OYSTER A13 We have to have money to operate the association. We cant give them checks if we dont have a checking account. Shannon Hartseld FCSWA President Major toughness, A11 Family tradition Law Enforcement ...... A3 Letter to the Editor ..... A4 Society News ........ A8 Church News ........ A9 Tide Chart ......... A12 Classieds ...... A13-A15 See PAGEANT A6
Local A2 | The Times Thursday, August 4, 2011 By David Adlerstein Times City Editor At its July 22 workshop, county commissioners tentatively approved a pro posed $2.41 million budget for the Tourist Develop ment Council for 2011-12. Only Commission Chair man Noah Lockley regis tered an objection to the budget, questioning wheth er to increase the adminis trative budget to $113,400 annually. TDC Administrator Curt Blair said his budget rose from $60,000 in 200709, to $81,450 last year, but that remained insufcient given the demands on his time, as well as that of Fran Edwards, administrative assistant. Frankly sir, that doesnt cover it, Blair said. When I rst started working in 2007, we envisioned that there was going to be 20 hours of my time a month and three hours a week for Fran. But both of our time last summer went up dra matically because of (the) BP (oil spill). We had $8,000 in hours last year we didnt get paid for. Blair said time spent for TDC board meetings has increased by 50 percent, with the added responsibil ity to attend BP spill-relat ed meetings in Destin. Our small grant proj ects have increased 100 percent and that all re quires processing more applications, he said. My time is averaging about 50 hours a month, instead of 20 hours a month, and were looking to add anoth er day of Frans time. The TDC is present ing a budget that it thinks is reasonable, he said. I can assure Im not mak ing $80,000 or $113,000; a lot goes to a variety of ex penses. Lockley pressed Blair on what happened to the 9 percent? referring to a cap on administrative costs originally set in the legis lation accompanying pas sage in 2004 of the 2 per cent bed tax on overnight accommodations. We havent gone over the 9 percent during any of the time in my ofce, said Blair. Weve never exceed ed it and we dont intend to exceed it next year. Blair said the 9 percent cap on administrative costs was changed before I be gan working for the TDC when it was removed in 2007. Were trying to keep within that range, he said. The request for next years budget is about 8.5 percent of total revenues. Next years TDC bud get projects the county will collect $750,000 in bed tax money, and will receive a third $555,000 installment on a $1.67 million BP grant for tourism marketing. The budget calls for a project ed cash carry forward of $1.16 million, for a total of $2.4 million available. Blair said that last year, administrative costs ran 4.5 percent of the budget inclusive of the BP money. Lockley said Wakulla County has a part-time administrator who is paid $25,000. Im curious about that, Blair replied. When I polled the TDC boards, they told me they (admin istration) average 12-15 percent of their budget. I dont know about Wakulla, its not part of the seven counties that get BP mon ey. Im certainly part-time, and we have less than a full-time bookkeeping po sition. I dont even make $20,000 a year and Im not sure theres any depart ment heads who make that. Blair told Lockley he expected to see a drop in administrative costs after the BP money is complete ly spent. I have to believe it will (drop), he said. Weve had seven special board meetings. We normally have at most 12 a year and were having 20. I have to go to Destin four to ve times a year, none of that is billed to the county. I absorb all that. My staff works six days a week, 810 hours a day. I have to believe its a double-edged sword. BP, yes, they provide us a tremendous amount for promotions but they dont provide us anything for (administering them). Right now its a lot to man age, Blair said. I would expect those hours would go down after BP is not an issue. Presumably it will go down when we dont have to administrate that program anymore. Commissioner Pinki Jackel noted that some of the TDCs in the sevencounty coastal region have paid directors on staff, with some having a fulltime executive director. A lot of people were not understanding that BP money is for specic things only, they cant do anything other than mar keting the area. A lot of people dont understand that, said Commissioner Cheryl Sanders. I dont have no prob lem with this (administra tion cost hike). No ad va lorem tax money is going into the TDC. This is all tourist dollars, she said. I understand youre supposed to get paid for your time. We need to get it straight out where ev erything will be, Lockley told Blair. Your concerns are well-placed, Blair replied. Were not looking to build an empire here. He said he believed that the county should work towards creating a midlevel position to be direc tor of the TDC, so there somebody who can answer questions and respond to the public. But Sanders bristled at the idea, reminding her fellow commissioners that they had a few years back considered, and re jected, the idea of creating a combined economic and tourist development direc tor post. Were not going to go back through that again, she said. In outlining details of the 2011-12 budget, Blair said the BP marketing campaign begun in April is beginning to see re sults. Were seeing a good July and were hoping with the beginning of this cam paign we will begin to get back on the track. After Commissioner Bevin Putnal asked wheth er the TDC was mak ing it plain to the people who are requesting these grants that they would be running out, Blair said the TDC has earmarked $213,000 for promotions to ensure a continuation of grant funding once the BP funding ends in April 2012. This particular amount of money is going to give us some leeway for next year, said Blair. The TDC has preferred to spread the pain. He said the budget also contains $120,000 for the sustainable grant program, $35,000 for each chamber of commerce to provide funding for visi tors center services, and continues the beach clean up program. Blair said $243,000 has been earmarked to help renovate the Armory and develop an interpretive program at the Lombardi tract, now a seafood park west of Apalachicola. It does give us the ability to spend a couple hundred thousand this rst year on it, he said. Because of BP funds, the budget also includes an additional $27,000 for each area, and $27,000 for the Florida Seafood festival. He said the budget also contains $25,000 for each visitor center to begin an effort for the local commu nities to work with travel writers. Its fair and equitable, said Sanders. No one gets more than the other and thats what its supposed to be. County approves $2.4M TDC budget NOAH LOCKLEY CURT BLAIR
The Times | A3 Thursday, August 4, 2011 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 26 Twoyne S. Croom, 34, Apalachicola, withholding child support (FCSO) July 27 Johnny C. Jones, 37, Apalachicola, driving while license suspended (APD) Amanda R. Yowell, 29, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FCSO) Jesse G. Smith, Jr., 45, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FCSO) Terry L. Nowling, 45, Eastpoint, DUI (FHP) James E. Pilotti, 25, Apalachicola, violation of probation (APD) Charles L. Fasbenner, 42, Apalachicola, failure to appear (FCSO) July 28 Lacey C. Maples, 20, Apalachicola, possession of a controlled substance (FCSO) Michael E. Gloner, 32, Apalachicola, dealing in stolen property and failure to appear (FCSO) Gerald E. Watt, Jr., 46, Eastpoint, failure to appear (FCSO) Cody F. Harrell, 20, Carrabelle, attaching improper license plate (FCSO) Paul J. Whiddon, 46, Bristol, disorderly intoxication (FCSO) George W. Stephens, 38, Panama City, Bay County warrant (APD) July 29 Kimberly J. Richards, 42, Panama City, lewd or lascivious act in the presence of a child (APD) Erik A. Tatum, 31, Carrabelle, violation of probation (FCSO) Kenneth D. Estes, 42, Apalachicola, disorderly conduct (APD) July 30 Charles J. Flake, 25, Sumatra, disorderly intoxication and resisting ofcer without violence (FCSO) George D. Cain, 52, Eastpoint, disorderly intoxication (FCSO) July 31 Paul D. Rose, 41, Crawfordville, boating under the inuence (FWC) Francis E. Kahn, 72, Apalachicola, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly intoxication (APD) Aug. 1 Johnathyn D. Crum, 19, Carrabelle, dealing in stolen property (FHP) Jimmy R. Shiver III, 19, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FCSO) Mullet sherman nabbed for illegal net Ofcers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions Division of Law Enforcement arrested a mullet sherman earlier this month for using an illegal net. The FWC said Ofcer Scott Hoffman was off duty when he observed a vessels occupants deploying what appeared to be a monolament entangling net and harvesting mullet. After recovering the net, the individual went to the shore and hid the net in the vegetation and left the area. Ofcer Tony Lee and Investigator Steve Thomas located the suspect vessel at a nearby ramp being loaded on a trailer, following positive identication from Hoffman. The subject was in possession of 213 mullet, and the net was located from the shore and seized as evidence. The subject was arrested, transported to the Franklin County Jail and charged with illegal use of a monolament gill net, a felony, and three misdemeanor violations for illegal use of an entangling net. Ofcer Nick Price was on patrol when he checked two subjects crabbing. They were in possession of blue crabs, whole stone crabs and 55 bay scallops in an area closed to scalloping. The subjects were cited for scalloping in a closed area and received written warnings for taking whole and out-of-season stone crabs. By Wendy Victora Florida Freedom Newspapers The National Transportation Safety Board has released a pre liminary report on the June 23 crash at Eglin Air Force Base that claimed the life of St. George Is lands Thomas Lewis. Lewis, 50, a former wildlife biol ogist at St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge, died in the crash of the Aero Club Beechcraft in the early morning hours. Also killed was certied ight instructor Da vid A. Miles of Shalimar. The preliminary report, which did not indicate who was ying the plane, said the Beech C24R col lided with a ramp after re questing a 360-degree turn for landing on Runway 1 at about 4:45 Central time. Witnesses on the ight line said the plane was y ing very low at about 100 feet over a hangar when they heard the engine sput ter, the report said. The air plane then nose-dived toward the ramp. An increase in engine power was heard before impact, followed by a loud bang and ames behind a parked airplane, the report indi cated. The plane was destroyed by a post-crash re. The ight had originated from Eglin Air Force Base, and the plane was owned by the Aero Club, which is an Eglin facility. Miles, a retired Air Force colonel, had been training Lewis, who worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser vice. The report said the plane was conducting multiple touch and go landings immedi ately before the crash. The two men were cleared to land at 4:34 a.m., according to tran scripts of conversations between the tower and those on the plane. Three minutes later, the pilot requested permission for a right turn to 2,000 feet and a high key, a simulated engine failure in which the engine is placed on idle and the aircraft is maneuvered with mini mal power. The request was ap proved by the air trafc controller. When the controller requested additional information, whoever was in control replied, Student training in progress, and gave the requested information. A few minutes later, at 4:44 a.m., the pilot said he was doing another 360-degree turn. That was the last communication, the report said. NTSB preliminary reports are subject to change and do not iden tify the cause of the crash. A nal report can take more than a year. Arrest REPOR T www.apalach times.com NTSB issues preliminary report on Lewis crash Law Enforcement BRIEFS Law Enforcement THOM LEWIS
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Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 Formerly The Apalachicola Times Thursday, August 4, 2011 Eastpoint is not Franklin Countys stepchild The advertisement on television invites everyone to come to beautiful Franklin County. Come to Apalachicola, St. George Island, Carrabelle and Alligator Point. What happened to Eastpoint? We are on the map, too. In fact, no matter which direction you come from, you have to come to Eastpoint to get to St. George Island, and driving west, to get to Apalachicola. Eastpoint has a bank, post ofce, grocery store, car wash, convenient stores, gas stations, restaurants, even a motel on the water, a Dollar Store and a strip mall with various ofces. Not to forget the seafood businesses. All of these businesses suffered, too, when BP had the oil spill. We even have a very efcient volunteer re department. So why do we still get treated like the stepchild? Eastpoint may be a quiet town, but we have good, kindhearted, hardworking people living here, too, who could use a boost once in a while. Happy to have moved here 33 years ago. Ursula Stratton By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer The American Red Cross, lead agency for providing shelter, food and other assistance to those affected by disaster in the U.S., does not receive money from the government and relies on donations from the public. The Red Cross encourages donations of money so those affected by disaster can be provided with needed items purchased near the disaster. This helps the economy of the disaster-stricken area and, most importantly, ensures people can purchase exactly what they need. If you want to donate goods to a disaster area and you cant sort them, label them, put them on a pallet and shrink-wrap them, youre probably better off keeping them. The best donation is cash, said Laura Bevan, an experienced disaster worker, at a recent talk on donation management in at the Red Cross Center in Tallahassee. Well-meaning philanthropists can unwittingly create more work for onscene ofcials and volunteers. It is difcult for those not on the ground at the site of a catastrophe to know what to send. Bevan was on the scene after the collapse of the Twin Towers in New York as a rescue worker for the Humane Society of the U.S. Fortunately, few animals were affected by the terrorist attack. There were some pets stranded in nearby apartments for several days until their owners got permission to go in for them. Most pets belonging to people working in the towers were far away with family. But the image of search dogs combing through the rubble was powerful and appealed to animal lovers across the country. As a result, rescuers in New York received more than 200,000 pounds of donated dog food, none of which was consumed by the rescue dogs, who are on a special diet. In addition, a newscaster mistakenly commented there was a shortage of booties the rescue dogs wear to protect their feet on concrete when they are not working. The dogs work barefoot to have better leverage. Donations of booties ooded in, along with rain boots, doggie sandals and sneakers and hand-knit booties from grandmothers in New Jersey and Delaware; all in all about two truckloads. The food and footwear required warehouse space until they could be distributed. The dog food was made available to food pantries in a 50-mile radius around the city. The booties went to resale shops supporting humane societies. Shipping small amounts of goods to a disaster from around the country is not cost-effective, and there are no warehouses on scene to receive them. Its more practical to obtain food and water as close to the disaster site as possible. Some foodstuffs can attract rats, adding another layer of hazard and confusion. Blevan described how, after Hurricane Katrina, 14 volunteers fainted in a single afternoon because of heat while attempting to unload a semi-trailer. Finally, the volunteers nished the task at night using ashlights. Though the goods were appreciated, unloading and distributing them became a difcult and even dangerous task. Shipping used goods to the scene causes special problems because resources must be used to sort, clean, store and distribute them. Often, stacks of used goods become a disaster within a disaster. Please donate used items to local charities such as Salvation Army, Goodwill or St. Vincent de Paul. They have the warehouses and year-round staff to process used items. Disaster victims are given vouchers to enable them to pick up free clothing and miscellaneous items from these agencies when additional help is needed beyond the assistance provided by Red Cross. To donate to the Red Cross, please call 800-REDCROSS or call the Tallahassee regional chapter at 878-6080. You can also send a $10 donation on your cell phone by texting REDCROSS to 90999. Bembry named Legislator of the Year With wife, Susan, by his side, State Rep. Leonard Bembry, D-Greenville, accepted the Florida Association of Homes and Services for the Agings Legislator of the Year award during the associations annual convention July 26-27 in Orlando. Bembrys House Bill 1037 unanimously passed the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate during the 2011 Legislative Session. This new law provides Floridas seniors with additional options for care at home. The law allows Florida seniors to contract for Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) services while still remaining in their homes. Because of the slow economy, many seniors are not able to sell their homes at a reasonable value to support their lifestyle in the future. Some seniors want to live in their homes longer, and this legislation will allow them to do so by providing supportive services. Continuing care at home will allow seniors who reside outside the community future access to shelter, nursing care or personal services at the CCRC until they sell their home or decide to move. The bill will also give seniors the ability to plan for their future. Bembry said he has experience with senior issues because his family was involved in building a nursing home many years ago. This is a win-win for Continuing Care Retirement Communities, their residents and their future residents, he said. It allows seniors the exibility to remain in their homes while still being able to participate in community activities and services of a CCRC before they actually move into the facility. The socialization and services these seniors will enjoy will also help reduce costs shared by the residents of the CCRC. The bill was supported by the Florida Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, the Florida Life Care Residents Association and Floridas Ofce of Insurance Regulation. The law will add jobs around the state as CCRCs increase staff to meet the needs of these new off-site residents. It will be up to the individual CCRCs to determine which additional services they will provide. FAHSA is proud to present the award to Representative Bembry, because without his leadership and tenacity, we would not have been able to pass this bill in the last 30 days of session, said Janegale Boyd, FAHSAs president and CEO. I know Representative Bembry felt a strong wave of support for him as over 450 of our members gave him a loud and standing ovation for all of his hard work. FAHSA was established in 1963 as a nonprot corporation to provide leadership, advocacy and education for retirement housing and nursing home communities. FAHSA is comprised of approximately 500 of the states premier elder care organizations and business associates, with more than 70,000 elder persons residing in FAHSA-member communities, with thousands more served through home health services, adult day care centers and community outreach programs offered by members. It will be necessary for me to move at some point in the coming months. The date is not exact, and although I have been keeping an eye out for possible rentals, its really too early to try to tie anything down. Its not too early to start sorting through my stuff (Im remembering George Carlins fabulously funny routine here). Ive been assessing what stays, what is trash, what can be donated to Pennys Worth and what might be passed on to friends and family. After scrounging in the bottom of my closet, I came up with a pair of beige ats that I decided to give a bit of a shine. Mama always kept an assortment of polish, wax and brushes in a shoebox in the same cabinet with insecticide, light bulbs, spray paint, car cleaning supplies, batteries and the occasional stray hammer or screwdriver. I retrieved the box this morning and was amused to note that most of the contents were bona de collectibles, they were so old. Keep or discard? The retrospective tour continues through every single thing in my house. What do I really want to hang on to at this point in my life? My son is leaving in less than a month for college. Can we all say Hallelujah! Many of his possessions will go into storage, and Im not above renting a little unit. I refuse to haul around boxes and boxes of Star Wars and Harry Potter gures, many in original packaging. Ditto for the Pokemon cards. I havent been too successful engaging him in a personal inventory process, so much of it might go into boxes willy-nilly. As with many Southern girls of a certain age, there are all the dishes to consider. Some were wedding presents, some passed down from grandmothers, aunts and mothers, and a very few were actually purchased. Ive tried selling bits and pieces of the collection every now and then with only moderate success. Some of the pretty plates went out the door as gifts to new brides. The hard-thought but nal decision has been to get rid of every single thing I dont like. Those brown Frankoma pottery dishes just have to go. I know they are worth something on eBay, and they were Mothers, but honestly, I just dont want them anymore. As part of this process, Ive been going through long unopened boxes and delving into the backs of cupboards. (Ive found a lot of clothes I can t into again. That was nice. The wardrobe is looking up for back-to-school.) I had honestly forgotten how many pretty things I have accumulated through the years. Why havent I been using them? Well, that policy has just changed. The 12-place setting of gold-rimmed Noritake china from the turn-of the century is in the cabinet in the dining room. I ate off one of the plates the other night with a recently unearthed sterling silver fork. The worst thing that can happen is that I break some of it? Of course I will. So what? I will enjoy it every time I use it, and what higher calling can a set of dishes have? Of course, I do have some experience with this course of action. I once started using Mothers Fostoria crystal really often. It is paper-thin, so cracks and crashes were fairly commonplace. For a while, I felt guilty and scrounged the Internet for replacements, which I promptly broke as well. I backed off the constant use, so I still have a good many stems left, but does anybody really need 12 sherbets? Actually, Im thinking of using them for champagne because utes dont seem to last too long around here. I rather like lightening the load. Im a natural critic, so I dont nd all this assessing thing tiring at all. There is the physical labor of hauling boxes to the thrift shop. Some stuff I just leave by the side of the road, and it disappears. Two old vacuum cleaners and a broken lawn mower gone! I also get sidetracked. That explains a full morning of polishing silver. Volunteers have stepped forth for the actual physical transportation of my household when it absolutely, positively has to occur. Im very lucky there. In the meantime, I am having to examine the personal worth of all my worldly possessions. It is a wild ride. Denise Roux is a regular columnist for the Apalachicola and Carrabelle Times. To reach her, email rouxwhit@ mchsi.com. FAHSA | Special to The Times Pictured from left are Charlie Coxson, vice president of Florida region for ACTS RetirementLife Communities, Southern Division, State Rep. Leonard Bembry, wife Susan Bembry and Tom Randle, FAHSA vice president of public policy and government affairs. The highest calling for gold-rimmed chinaSP EC I A L TO THE T IM ES A tremendous amount of pet supplies, such as these, were donated to victims of the Cerro Grande re in New Mexico in 2000. Well-meant donations can mean extra headaches for rescue workers. Cumbersome donations can compound disasters Letter to the EDITOR RED WHITE AND ROUX Denise Roux
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GEOR G E IS LAN D PLANTATION One acre interior lot across the street from SGI airport next to buffer property for more privacy. State owned land across the street on the bay, right on beach access! M L S# 243448.......$80,000 NEW LI S TIN G! 3 BR/2BA home on private 3 acres! Low maintenance metal roof, vinyl siding and great front porch. Backs up to state land. M L S# 244269.................$149,000 Denise Roux, who heads the Franklin County Teachers Asso ciation. Roux reminded the board the proposed budget contains ele ments that address both salary and benets. I hesitate to state the obvi ous here, but Im going to, she said. These items must be ne gotiated. We know it will be dif cult. Deciding what to cut is hard for everybody concerned. We all want the same thing: no cuts in services to children and a work force that is fairly compensated. I sincerely hope that we come to an amicable agreement. The proposed property tax millage is based on a slight in crease in the state-mandated local effort, from 2.734 mills last year to 2.801 mills next year. The discretionary operating millage, also mandated by the state, re mains the same as last year, at 0.748 mills. The half-mill portion of the millage, approved by vot ers in 2008, remains the same as it enters its fourth and nal year. Lastly, the 1.0 capital improve ment fund will remain the same. The reason for the drop is that a 0.25-mill critical operating levy will no longer be collected, after voters refused to extend it be yond its two-year lifespan. The proposed millage will yield about $9.83 million in lo cal tax dollars, roughly 12 per cent less than the $11.16 million brought in from county taxpayers last year. This local tax revenue is part of about $15.34 million in total revenue, with the rest com ing about equally from state and federal sources. The remaining $10 million in the overall $25.7 million budget comes mainly from a large capi tal project balance, earmarked for repayment of construction costs for the consolidated school. The loss of revenue reected in the budget has all staff very concerned, said Roux, who un derscored her point by describ ing her rst anxiety dream of the school year that she experi enced the previous night. It was the usual thing. My room was too small for all the kids who kept streaming in. I knew some of them had already graduated and shouldnt even be there. My room was partially outdoors. I was desperate and I couldnt get anybody to help me, she said. The dreams usually start around this time of year. Im sure Im not the only teacher hav ing anxiety dreams right about now. Roux pointed out to the board that a school nance commit tee that began its work early this year had presented at least three cost-cutting options a shortened school year, shortened school week and elimination of the activity bus that the board rejected. Im not judging. Im just re membering, she said. Still on the negotiating table is a board proposal that includes, among several possibilities, a freezing of teachers annual step increases, mandating six fur lough days for staff, and elimina tion of dental insurance. Along side Roux at the negotiating table are Elinor Mount Simmons, trea surer of the FCTA; Cathy Wood, former FCTA president, Josh Wright, Franklin County School athletic director and high school football coach; and Rik McNeill, union representative from the Florida Education Association. Representing the school dis trict are lead negotiator Jerry Copeland, an outside consultant hired by the district, and Roy Carroll, the districts nance di rector. Concerned Citizens urge outside analysis Also speaking at the meeting was Gail Riegelmayer, speak ing on behalf of the Concerned Citizens of Franklin County, a tax watchdog group. She said her group thanked the school board for its effort to reduce costs. Ive read, listened and watched over several months where you obviously worked hard and discussed creative ways to accomplish reductions. We thank you for that. Riegelmayer encouraged the board to continue on the path of scal conservatism and ques tioned why the district was spend ing twice the amount in transpor tation costs compared to other school systems. It is a huge amount, and we are making plans to make adjust ments to that also, said Superin tendent Nina Marks. She said the district is acquiring state vehicles to travel to Alligator Point and ar ranging for a faculty member to drive, with parents permission. That was a big cost last year, part of that bus route, she said, noting that details are being worked out to make alternate arrangements for a student on County Road 30. Riegelmayer suggested that Florida Department of Transpor tation ofcials be brought in to re view transportation spending for possible reductions. She said her research also suggested that, I dont know for sure, but it appears Franklin County is top-heavy in manage ment, compared with ve other neighboring counties. What are the reasons we have deans for the various grades, elementary, middle and high school? she asked. Based on the student population, it seems to me that the school could run well with just having a principal. Marks said a state consultant suggested the administrative structure when the consolidated school, which now has 950 stu dents on campus, rst opened. We were a D level, and we wanted to shoot for something higher than that, she said. School kicked off that way with the deans in place. Marks said elementary dean Eddie Joseph also works on pro moting positive behavior, while middle school dean Eric Bidwell focuses on curriculum and the Race to the Top challenge and high school dean Al London on security issues on campus. Theyre not just in an ofce working on referrals every day, Marks said. Riegelmayer also offered print ed sheets she said showed that an outside third party compensation analysis indicated administra tors compensation was higher than in Gulf, Wakulla, Dixie and various other counties. It may be also that its low in other areas, she said. She also said information on teacher salaries, taken from data provided by the Florida Depart ment of Education, indicated that educators pay in Franklin County compared favorably to neighbor ing counties. There may be opportunities there to explore, Riegelmayer said. We dont have much control over it (millage), said Chairman Jimmy Gander. These numbers are basically handed down to us. We cant reinvent the wheel. These are recommendations that come down from the state, but if we dont do it, were not going to get our money. We dont have very much control over that. Board Member David Hinton said one reason salary data might be skewed is that the district is top-heavy with older teachers. When you compare salaries, its important to compare like things. If were in third place, thats not where I want to be, he said. I want to be number 1 so we can attract the most qualied teach ers into our country. Its only been three years that weve increased our salaries. It takes a while to see a turnover; I feel that it takes time. If youre going to attract new, quality teachers into this county, they have to be compensated in such a way they will choose this county over another county. I dont think compensation is the only factor. I dont think its all about the money, Riegelmayer said. I just dont think the com pensation is correlated to the quality of the education. She did agree that there were several factors in the county, such as housing and transportation costs, that were outside the con trol of the county in its hiring. Hinton provided details from an article he had read on the Wakulla County schools that showed that district planned to levy 8.5 mills. It just points out if were not the lowest millage, were down near the bottom, he said. Wakulla got $8 million in local funding, same as us. But they get $24 million in state funding, and Franklin Coun ty gets about $2 million in state funding. Even though we have low millage, were doing most of the supporting. Gander said he had reviewed a reduction of staff proposal from 2009 that indicated cuts that were eventually restored. We accept these things as cuts, and then theyre worked back into the system and were back where we started, he said. Suddenly weve replaced that employee, and it goes under the radar. Weve got to attrition posi tions out of here, and I want to make that point. In reviewing the budgets of the last ve years, Roy Carroll, the districts nance director, said local tax revenue will drop 12 percent over last years, part of a stead decline each year since a high of $16.6 million in 2007. This years fund balance will be a tad smaller than last year, at $1.02 million. The belt is tight, he said. SCHOOL BOARD from page A1 Ive read, listened and watched over several months where you obviously worked hard and discussed creative ways to accomplish reductions. We thank you for that. Gail Riegelmayer Concerned Citizens of Franklin County
Local A6 | The Times Thursday, August 4, 2011 The daughter of Kansas and Steve Norris of Carrabelle, she was named Miss Congeniality as well as winner of the interview category, which called for the ladies being interviewed for 15 minutes by the judges before the pageant. With last years King Retsyo adding a warm, lighthearted touch alongside the poise and sparkle of the reigning queen Ciara Moore, Saturdays pageant at Franklin County High School was a distinctively spirited and friendly affair, thanks in part to the fact that all six contestants are fellow students at their hometown high school. Gracing the stage with Pateritsas and Norris were senior Kayle Nichole Martina, 17, daughter of Kevin and Patty Martina of Apalachicola; and juniors Hannah Elizabeth Oxendine, 17, daughter of Shawn and Christina Oxendine of Carrabelle; Christina Michelle Collins, 16, daughter of Johnny and Cindy Collins of Apalachicola; and Carli Danielle Hunt, 16, daughter of Jayme and Brian Kelderhouse of St. George Island. Volunteers Jennifer Brown, Catherine Scott, Tress Anderson and Pam Nobles worked with the young ladies to create a smooth evening of song, dance, poise and beauty. At the back were Ted Mosteller, Carl Whaley and Wayne Thomas ensuring the lighting and sound went off with nothing more than a hint of a hitch. Judging again this year were Shawn Yao, a senior crime analyst for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement; Bernyce Wilmot, administrator of a child development center in Marianna and an experienced pageant director; and Wanda Langford, a retired school board member from Holmes County, who has judged on the local, state and national levels. Elegance and talent First to perform in the roughly two-minute talent category was Pateritsas, an honor student, dual enrolled at Gulf Coast State College, who plans to attend the University of West Florida. Inspired by her Greek heritage, Pateritsas kicked and twirled to the song My Number One, recorded by Greek vocal sensation Helena Paparizou. Kathy Janson helped Pateritsas choreograph it. It was more of a modern dance, but I did have a traditional Greek dance in it as well, she said. The Greek dance part I already knew. Next to perform was Hunt, sporting a daring pair of bright red shoes and a beaming smile, who sang the Percy Sledge classic When a Man Loves a Woman. Planning to attend the University of North Carolina to major in forensic science and become a crime scene investigator, Hunt was sponsored by Sanders and Duncan, P.A. Third to perform was Collins, who did a silky modern dance to Natural World. Sponsored by Collins Construction, she plans to attend Florida State University and major in mathematics. Expressive dance, a blend of mime and movement, was Oxendines choice as she performed to the Casting Crowns song Praise You in the Storm. Sponsored by Oxendine Enterprise LLC, she plans a career in physical therapy. Martina, whose ambition is to work as a pediatric nurse with special needs children, chose to sing the Talley Trio hit Broken Ones, anked by Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls seated atop a rocking chair. Martina was sponsored by Lynns Quality Oysters. Last to perform was Norris, dressed as a apper from the Roaring 20s, who tickled the ivories of an upright piano with her version of the Entertainer, the ragtime hit made famous in the lm The Sting. Sponsored by the Management Experts LLC, she plans to join the Air Force ROTC program at Florida State and then become a certied registered nurse anesthetist. The pageant was interspersed with performances by young dancers from Pam Nobles Studios. The traditional physical tness routine brought out all the young ladies in an energetic show of athleticism. Pateritsas said she most enjoyed the physical tness routine It was my favorite part of the pageant, she said. The only thing I really felt nervous about it was my talent, actually. Once I had it down, I had fun with it as well. She said she was inspired by watching her sisters adventures two years ago as Miss Florida Seafood. I think she had a blast during her reign, Pateritsas said. If anything, she made me want to do it because she was having so much fun with it. With every hair in place, thanks to Kristina Hartseld, Pateritsas dazzled the judges wearing a shimmering teal gown during the poise and appearance portion of the pageant, her auburn hair cascading down her back. She said she plans to nominate her employer, Apalachicola restaurateur Daniel Itzkovitz, to be King Retsyo. Tamaras Caf sponsored her in the pageant. Pateritsas said she was grateful for the camaraderie and friendship shown by all the pageant contests. We did very well, and we were told a few times by Catherine Scott and Jennifer Brown that we got along extremely well, she said. There was no tension, we were all friends. Oh yes, and there was the energy shown by Pateritsas brother Yanni, who was an enthusiastic presence two years ago when his oldest sister reigned. My little brother was very excited, because with Isabel, he got to ride in the truck pulling the oat, Pateritsas said. 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Kayle Martina sings Broken Ones. Christina Pateritsas performs her dance routine. Christina Collins balances during her modern dance. Emerald Norris dresses as a apper for her piano number. Hannah Oxendine shows amazement during her expressive dance. Performing in the physical tness category are, from left, Emerald Norris, Christina Collins, Hannah Oxendine and Christina Pateritsas. Travis Tritt to headline seafood fest The 48th annual Florida Seafood Festival has scored country music superstar Travis Tritt to highlight this years festival, set for Nov. 4-5 at Battery Park in Apalachicola. John Solomon, president of the festival board, said festival organizers had to dig deeper into their pockets to bring in a legend like Tritt, but that he is condent the move will more than pay for itself. Tritt will take the stage Saturday evening, Nov. 5, and bring the energy and excitement that made him one of the leading new country singers of the early 90s, holding his own against Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson. Tritt, known for a touch of bluesy Southern rock, honed an outlaw image that distinguished him from the pack. Throughout the early 90s, he had a string of platinum albums and Top Ten singles, including three No. 1 hits. In 1989, Warner Brothers Nashville division signed Tritt, and with his debut album, Country Club, he entered the rst ranks of new country singers. His next two singles, Help Me Hold On and Im Gonna Be Somebody, hit No. 1 and 2 respectively. Tritt had a breakthrough success with his second album, 1991s Its All About to Change. T-r-o-u-b-l-e, Tritts third album, was released in 1992. It featured the No. 1 single Can I Trust You With My Heart and went gold.
Local The Times | A7 Thursday, August 4, 2011 -CongratulationsThey want to thank their patients for 10 successful years on the Forgoen Coast. 221 Avenue E. (Highway 98) Apalachicola, FL 32320 (850) 653 FEET firstname.lastname@example.org Locally owned and operated to meet all your insurance needs By David Adlerstein Times City Editor With its Apalachicola ofce set to scale back its operations this week, the Gulf Coast Claims Facility has paid out about $43.2 million in oil-spill related claims in Franklin County since the program began Aug. 23, 2010. This total is on top of about $5.68 million in claims paid out to county in dividuals and businesses by BP direct ly in the aftermath of the spill. Beginning Monday, Aug. 1, the Apalachicola claims ofce, at the city complex in the former Apalachicola High School building, will be open Mondays only, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and by appointment Tuesday through Saturday. The people coming in are primar ily coming in to check claim status and not le new claims, said Amy Weiss, a spokesman for the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF). The Apalachicola ofce serves claimants in Franklin, Gulf and Wakulla counties. Appointments can be sched uled by calling toll-free 1-877-967-5490. According to statistics released this week from the GCCF, between the start of the program Aug. 23 up through July 29, the program has paid a total of 3,115 claims to Franklin County residents impacted by BPs Deepwater Hori zon oil spill April 20, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. Of this total, 2,594 claims, totaling about $35.33 million, were paid out to claimants who both live in Franklin County and whose loss of income/prof its are from business activity in the county. Another 395 claims, totaling almost $6.35 million, were paid to others who could claim a loss of income/prots from business activity in the county. A total of 126 other claims, totaling $1.52 million, were paid out to county resi dents with claims in other counties or states. Franklin Countys total claims are a portion of the $1.77 billion paid out on 136,536 claims in Florida during the same period. The Franklin County total ranks it as the eighth largest re cipient of GCCF money in the state. The largest chunk went to Okaloosa County, with $464.4 million, followed by Bay with $408.7 million, Escambia with $253.6 million, Walton with $246.1 million, Santa Rosa with $152.4 million, Monroe with $140.6 million and Pinel las with $109.8 million. Florida is now the leading state in claim volume, with Louisiana second, which has received about $1.45 billion on about 22,000 fewer claims. Alabama has received about $778 million, Missis sippi $430 million and Texas $173 mil lion, for a total claims payout of more than $4.8 billion. BP ofce to cut back after $50 million paid Alabama man arrested after multi-county chase Early Saturday morning, Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Thomas Stone attempted to stop a Toyota pickup truck driven by Christopher Wayne Lynn, 25, of Logan, Ala. and observed speeding on U.S. 98 near Lanark Village. According to the FHP, Stone tried to stop Lynn, but the Alabaman sped eastbound towards Wakulla County on U.S. 319, before turning his truck onto a dirt road. After turning his car around to get back to U.S. 319, Lynn struck Stones patrol car as he continued to ee. FHP said Trooper Michael Simmons attempted to stop the pickup truck on U.S. 319 north of Sopchoppy, but Lynns truck collided with Simmons vehicle and disabled it. Lynn again ed the scene. Shortly afterward, Deputy Sean Wheeler from the Wakulla County Sheriffs Ofce located the truck in a parking lot in Medart, and detained Lynn until more troopers arrived. The ofcers took Lynn into custody without further incident. Lynn and Simmons were taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Both were treated and released from the hospital. Lynn was booked into the Wakulla County Jail for numerous felony and misdemeanor charges, including a warrant from Alabama for armed robbery with a rearm. News BRIEF
Jaxon Patrick Sweatt was born Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 12:45 p.m. at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. He was weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Proud parents are Michael and Lisa Sweatt, of Franklin County. Proud grandparents are Pat and Mary Dronkers, of Clay County, and Pam Byrd, of Wakulla County. OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business Bankruptcy Over 30 Years Legal Experience 850-670-3030 We are a debt relief agency. We can The hiring of a lawyer is an im Society A8 | The Times Thursday, August 4, 2011 Birthday ANNOUNCEMENTS On Saturday, July 30, Wanda Whaley, Tony Millender, and Rhonda Skipper had the pleasure of celebrating their mamas 79th birthday with her at her family home in Carrabelle. Mrs. Ruth Millender (Honey) was surrounded by a host of family and friends including all of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister and some good friends. Love and laughter lled her home once again as it had so many times in the past. We love you, Honey! Wanda, Earl, Tony, Beverly, Rhonda, Gary, Carl, Dana, Duncan, Lorne, Cheryl, Mallory, Eli, Jason, Rose, Jeremy, Britney, Madison, Bentley, Kevin, Sam, Jenni, Mark, Michael, Devin, Jamie, Allen, Ally and Garyson Jaxon Sweatt born JAXON SWEATT BORN Friends and family of Carrabelles Mary Britz treated her to a surprise 90th birthday celebration on Wednesday evening at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. Born Aug. 3, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio, Mary attended Lakewood High School and graduated in 1939. She worked in a dime store for one year before commencing nurses training at Charity Hospital Nursing School for three years. As soon as state board results came back, Mary and three friends went immediately to join the Navy, with orders to train at Great Lakes, Illinois indoctrination into the Navy ways. While Mary was stationed in Great Lakes, she met her future husband Pete Britz. When she was transferred to the San Diego Naval Hospital, he followed and they were married Jan. 13, 1945. Throughout the duration of the war, the naval hospital staff stayed extremely busy treating wounded men from Okinawa and Iwo Jima until the war ended on V-J Day on Sept. 2, 1945. Mary was discharged on Oct. 7, 1945 from the Navy. Mary Britz marks 90th birthday Honey Millender celebrates 79th birthday SHOW YOU CARE! Share your birth announcements, birthday wishes or congratulations to family and friends! Send photos and message to email@example.com On July 26, the Apalachicola Bay Rotary Club installed Bill Mahan, director of the Franklin UF-IFAS Extension Program, as its 2011-13 president. Above, Mahan, right, is seen with outgoing president Rev. John Sink. Franklin County Director of Administrative Services Alan Pierce is the president-elect. Melanie Williams of Superior Bank is treasurer, and Cliff Butler of the Butler Insurance Agency is secretary. On hand for the changing of the guard was Jeannie Quave, of Panama City, above, the newly elected governor of Rotary District 6940. She will lead the district for 2011-12. Quave related an account of her visit to Haiti. Lynn Bannister, director of outreach for Senator Bill Nelson, told the assembly that Nelson is ghting for accountability and fair distribution of the BP Oil Spill Claims Fund. Mahan installed as Rotary Club president TRISHA PRIDGEN, DENNIS DASHER TO WED The parents of Trisha Beth Pridgen and Dennis Donovan Dasher would like to announce the wedding celebration of their children on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011. The ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. at East 11th Street on St. George Island.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 | A9 Thursday, August 4, 2011 Lucille M. Williams, 91, of Carrabelle passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011 in Tallahassee. She was a native of Homer, Mich. and had been a resident of Carra belle since 1955. She was owner/op erator of the Georgian Restaurant and the Azaleas Queen deep sea shing boat, and was a long time member of Car rabelle United Methodist Church. A memorial service was held Friday morn ing, July 29 at Carrabelle United Methodist Church. Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Williams is survived by three sons; Rhyne J. Williams (Joann), of Chattanooga, Tenn., Raymond L. Williams (Ruth) of Car rabelle, and Randall S. William (Kim) of El Cajon, Calif.; nine grandchildren and numerous greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rhyne Williams, in 1991. Lucille M. Williams Warren Lavan Hay ward III, 35, of Orlando, died Sunday morning, July 3, 2011 at Florida South Hos pital in Orlando. Warren was born June 26, 1976 at the Naval Air Sta tion in Lemoore, Calif. The oldest of four children, he enjoyed the company of his family and friends, and was a loving and giving person. He is survived by his father, Warren Lavan Hay ward, Jr. and mother Glo rida Hayward, of Orlando; two daughters, Jordan Bar ber, of Apalachicola, and Destiny Nicole Hayward, of Chicago; one sister, Nicole Hayward, of Orlando; two brothers, Christopher Hay ward and Scott Hayward, both of Orlando; grandpar ents, Julia Mae Fisher, of Apalachicola, Gretel and Paul Burch, of Savannah, Ga.; and Mary Ann and the late Warren Lavan Hay ward, Sr., of Apalachicola; aunts Olivia (Adrian) Wynn, of Apalachicola; Wanda Owens, of Waycross, Ga., Barbara Ann Wilson, of Sa vannah, Ga.; Dolores Hay ward-Croom (Granville), of Apalachicola; Warrenetta Hayward-Key, of Apalachic ola; and Liz Hayward-Var ner (Clay), of Panama City; one uncle, Tyrone Evans, of Apalachicola; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorial services were held Saturday afternoon, July 9 at Friendship Mis sionary Baptist Church in Apalachicola, with Pastor James Williams, as pre siding elder, and Apostle Granville Crooms ofci ating, and providing the eulogy. Pastor Otis Walker offered the invocation, followed by readings from Elders Warrenetta Hayward-Key and Dolores Hayward-Croom. Elder Mary Ann Hayward offered reections, followed by remembrances from mem bers of the congregation. Sister Elinor Mount Simmons gave acknowl edgements, followed by a special tribute in song by Liz Hayward-Varner, Da metria Hayward and Deja (Hayward) Roberts. The Hayward family would like to thank the community of Apalachicola for all the acts of kindness during this time of our loss. Warren Lavan Hayward III Obituaries By Scott Shiver Special to the Times As the rst day of school quickly approaches, kids will begin to catch buses, planes and automobiles back to their custodial homes for the winter. I witnessed a very sad but precious moment on my way back home from a conference in Ohio. As everyone began to gather their belongings and prepare to board the plane, I noticed a little boy and his brother waiting to be escorted aboard. When the moment came for departure, the younger of the two began to weep uncontrollably as his father held him in his arms. It was obvious that now that summer was almost over, the boys had to return home to mom, the custodial parent. As I observed the man who apparently was dad, I noticed that he appeared to be the only one of the two adults displaying emotionalism toward the boys, indicating the woman standing there with them must not have been mom. The Dad seemed very sensitive to the boys as he tried to console them. Often times it is in very emotional moments like these when some non-custodial parents try to take advantage of the situation. When emotions are high, they may try to turn the child against the custodial parent, making them think that it is the other parents fault this is happening. It is imperative the non-custodial parent and the custodial parent try to remain civil. It is already an emotional time for the child to be separated from one parent or the other, and conict only adds to the emotional stress. While in Ohio, I interviewed a young lady who grew up in a broken home. She recalled how her dads rst wife caused a tremendous amount of conict in her mom and dads marriage. After her parents separation, her mom became the rst custodial parent. She remembered when she was with her mom that sometimes the nances were a little stretched. More than once, her dad would go to the bathroom and leave a couple hundred dollars on the sink instead of condemning the mom. It was a moment this young lady never forgot. Later her dad became the custodial parent. She said that both parents were excellent at being non-custodial parents. If you are a non-custodial parent and have acted in any way vindictive toward the custodial parent, then you may not be thinking in the best interest of your child. Some examples of these are as follows: If you are withholding child support from your ex-spouse, then you are only hurting your child. If either of you are verbally bashing each other for any reason, even if you feel justied, you are wrong. It causes the child to feel as if they have to choose sides or defend. Your children love each of you unconditionally. Remember, your kids did not ask for a divorce, or any of this confusion that has been placed in their lives. If you are a custodial parent, and have made it difcult for your exspouse to be a part of your childrens lives, then you are sowing discord instead of creating harmony. Children will adjust better to the blended family if they have access to both biological parents. It is important if all parents are involved and work toward a parenting partnership. The key to co-parenting is focusing on the children. Setting aside personal feelings may be the hardest part of learning to work cooperatively with your ex, but its also perhaps the most vital. Co-parenting is not about your feelings, or those of your ex-spouse, but rather about your childs happiness, stability and future. You should let the kids know that you and your ex-spouse will continue to love them and be there for them throughout their lives. When communication is clear, open, and frequent, there are fewer opportunities for misunderstanding and more possibilities for connection, whether it is between non-custodial and custodial parents, parent and child, step-parent and stepchild, or between stepsiblings. Uncertainty and worry about family issues often comes from poor communication. Before contact with your ex, ask yourself how your talk will affect your child, and resolve to conduct yourself with class. Make your child the focal point of every discussion you have with your ex-partner. It might be helpful to set up some house rules for communication within a blended family that includes non-custodial and custodial parents. Listen respectfully to one another. Address conict positively. Establish an open and nonjudgmental atmosphere. Communicate, communicate, communicate. Remember, it is the happiness of your child that is most important. We welcome all suggestions and hope you enjoy this weekly article. Please send all emails to Scott Shiver at email@example.com. Ex-spouses should avoid sowing discord YOUTH MATTERS Scott Shiver Goodbye July Hello August! Dont know how your July was, but Murphys Law was working at my house all month. Now, more than ever, you need to heed the posted speed limit signs through the village: 45 mph, not the other way around. School will start soon, and the school buses in and through the village. While youre shopping, dont forget to pick up some school supplies for the collection boxes around town. There was a huge birthday party at the American Legion on Wednesday, August 3. We all came out to help our beloved Mary Britz celebrate her 90th birthday and boy did we! Many more, Mary. If you come down for a vacation, or weekend, but dont have a garbage collector, talk to one of the neighbors about adding your garbage to theirs. Dont take it to the recycle center! Thank you. Welcome to our newest permanent resident, Jim OConnor. He is just about settled in at his place at 34-3 Holland. Be kind to one another, check on the sick and housebound. Smile, Jesus loves you. Until next time, God bless America, our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry. Please dont throw away trash at recycle center LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh From 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, the Florida State University Coastal and Marine Lab will host a free, public lecture about the history human and natural of Dog Island, the easternmost barrier island off the Panhandle of Florida. Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the program. Scheduled speaker is biologist Fran James, the Pasquale P. Graziadei professor of biological science emerita at Florida State University. Prior to her retirement from FSU, James taught courses in evolution and the natural history of birds and mammals. A regionally and nationally active conservationist, she has served on the national boards of directors of both the World Wildlife Fund and The Nature Conservancy and as president of both the American Ornithologists Union and the American Institute of Biological Sciences. Her most recent local research has involved the re ecology of the longleaf pine ecosystem in the Apalachicola National Forest. The lecture will be in the auditorium of the lab, at 3618 Coastal Highway in St. teresa, near the intersection of U.S. 98 and 319. Attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable food donation for the Second Harvest of the Big Bend. The August lecture is part of the labs ongoing, monthly Conservation Lecture Series. Visit the website at http://www. marinelab.fsu.edu/ to learn more about the distinguished research facility. For further information on the next lecture or future events in the Conservation Lecture Series, call 697-4120. Dog Island topic of marine labs Aug. 11 lecture In regard to my recent accident and subsequent convalescence, I would like to convey to all my relatives and friends who responded with their assistance, support, concern, love, prayers and food, my heartfelt gratitude. Your unselsh efforts are highly appreciated and will be remembered. Hoyt Thompson Card of THANKS News BRIEFS Juvenile Justice meets Monday Franklin County Juvenile Justice Council will meet Monday, Aug. 8 at the Water Street Hotel from noon to 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call Carol Bareld, chairman, at 3230295. Dont forget your re-entry tags Franklin County, in conjunction with local law enforcement, has a ReEntry 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 countys ve areas each have a 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. The tag covers the period from 2010 to 2015. For more information call 653-8977 ext. 2.
The Times Outdoors E-mail outdoors news to firstname.lastname@example.org More coverage online at apalachtimes.com 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 Page A10 Thursday August 4 Freshwater Most action this month will be trolling for kingsh; however, amberjack are now back on the menu as of Aug. 1. Red grouper shing has been very good, and most sh are caught in the 60 to 120-foot range shing over live or hard bottom. Black sea bass bite is also very good right now. Try shing 20-pound tackle or lighter and cut bait such as squid or bonita strips for nonstop action. Inshore Offshore At the peak of summertime heat, inshore shing in St. Joe Bay will be more challenging this month. Try shing around Pig Island for early morning topwater trout action. More and more ounder are showing up recently with sh in the 4 to 5-pound range. Fresh shrimp or bull minnows make for great ounder bait and usually work well at the sea wall in St. Joe Marina. The freshwater shing has been improving the last few weeks. Good reports from the Fishermans Landing of nice catsh and red breast bream caught on crickets in Howard Creek. Sheepshead are being caught in the Brothers using fresh crawsh and shrimp. Not much is happening in Depot Creek, but Lake Wimico has produced a few nice bass. SP ONS ORED B Y Kawika Bailey, director of operations in Tates Hell State Forest, is leaving Franklin County, with his last day on the job to be Aug. 12. Bailey has served as director since February 2009, when he transferred from Wakulla State Forest to succeed Matt Johnson. Tates Hell has had ve managers over the last ve years. Bailey, who holds a bachelors degree in forestry from Virginia Tech, has accepted a post as the Pasco County forester. He said he is leaving for personal reasons. The directors post has not been lled, but Bailey said he anticipates the state will ll it soon. By Lois Swoboda By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer According to the Flor ida Natural Areas Inven tory for 2000, one of the rarest plants found in the Panhandle is Apalachico la rosemary, Conradina glabra. This plant is found only in a few counties in Florida and southern Ala bama. It is also known as Apalachicola false rose mary and Cumberland rosemary, according to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Florida Wild Flow ers and Roadside Plants says it can be frequent in open pinelands, with owering occurring in the spring and summer. Apalachicola rose mary, a member of the mint family, is fragrant but not a culinary herb and not recommended for consumption. According to hawthornhillwildow ers.blogspot.com, a blog by environmental consul tant Hawthorn Hill, it is not closely related to rose mary, Rosmarinus ofci nalis which I nd grows well here but is native to the Old World, according to many botanical texts. Apalachicola rosemary is listed as an endangered plant by both Florida and the federal government because of loss of habitat. It is an attractive shrub reaching about 18 inches in height under ideal con ditions, according to Hill. The attractive owers draw pollinators and can enhance a garden. But do not collect from the wild; buy from a reputable dealer. Director to leave Tates Hell KAWIKA BAILEY L O I S S W OBOD A | The Times This baby osprey, one of three rescued when a nest fell from a tree on St. George Island after a storm in early July, has almost doubled in size and is doing well under the care of the Florida Wild Mammal Association. After the storm, volunteers erected a platform where a new nest could be created, and the birds two healthy siblings were returned there, to ourish under the care of mom and dad. This youngster above, too weak to return to its parents, is now in need of a foster parent to teach it the ropes of being an osprey, said FWMA Director Chris Beatty. FWMA is supported 100 percent by donations and grants. If you want to help, send a check or money order to Florida Wild Mammal Association, 198 Edgar Poole Road, Crawfordville FL 32327. OSPREY ON THE MEND Ready for hunting season? Special to The Times The following are hunting season dates for Floridas Zone D, which includes the Panhandle, extending west from portions of Gadsden, Wakulla and Leon counties all the way to the Alabama border. Seasons and dates do not apply to wildlife management areas Archery: Oct. 22 to Nov. 23 Deer-dog training: Oct. 29 to Nov. 17 Crossbow: Oct. 22 to Nov. 23 and Nov. 28 to Dec. 2 Muzzleloading gun: Dec. 3-9 and Feb. 20-26 General gun: Nov. 24-27 and Dec. 10 to Feb. 19 Antlerless deer: Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 Fall turkey: Nov. 24-27 and Dec. 10 to Jan. 15 Quail and gray squirrel: Nov. 12 to March 4 Bobcat and otter: Dec. 1 to March 1 Youth spring turkey hunt: March 10-11 Spring turkey: March 17 to April 22 L O I S S W OBOD A | The Times Apalachicola rosemary Apalachicola rosemary a rare nd BUDS N BUGS AMATEUR ANGLERS WINNERS The following are the tourneys top nishers: SPECKLED TROUT 1. Jacob Thompson 2. Braxton McKnight 3. Hunter Pitts CATFISH 1. Rosie Davis 2. Bobby Joe Pedrick 3. Lucy Edwards PINFISH 1. Destiny Murphy 2. Brandon Tarantino 3. Zachary Mock SPANISH MACKEREL 1. Ally White 2. Corey Jenison 3. Jabin Thompson FLOUNDER 1. Colton Thomas 2. Cailyn Thomas 3. Gerald Messer SEA BASS 1. Dawson Beebe 2. Wyatt McLean 3. Dalton Knapp LADY FISH 1. Baydon Bradshaw 2. Anne Grace Bradshaw 3. Marina ONeal CROAKER 1. Isaac Posner 2. Dylan Burch 3. Bently Herndon C-Quarters draws crowd at youth shing tourney By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer The seventh annual C-Quarters Youth Fishing Tour nament is growing by leaps and bounds. This year, 152 youngsters, age 16 and under, regis tered to sh in the July 23 competition, up from 100 kids last year. Boys and girls from Texas, Louisiana, Georgia and South Florida traveled to Carrabelle just to sh. More than 140 sh were entered in nine categories. On July 22, all entrants attended a shing clinic taught by Millard Collins, dockmaster of C-Quarters Marina. They learned about tying knots, tying on hooks and over all safety while shing. At completion of the clinic, each one received a rod and reel, T-shirt, hat and bait. Rod and reels are furnished by FishFloridatag.org. The kids shed from docks, bridges and boats. They were allowed to sh the Carrabelle River up to Dog Is land. Entries weighed-in at C-Quarters, and a hot dog lunch was provided by C-Quarters. MARY LAWH O N | Special to the Times From top, Jacob Thompson with his rstplace speckled trout. Lucy Edwards, Rosie Davis and Bobby Joe Pedrick took home trophies for the biggest catsh. In the ounder category, Gerald Messer, left, took third place, Colton Thomas rst and Coltons sister Cailyn second.
CARRABELLE A PALA C HI C OLA SP O RT S www.apalachtimes.com A Section Page 11 Thursday, August 4, 2011 By David Adlerstein Times City Editor The Majors All-Stars traveled south to Lakeland last month and showed what it means to never give up. After winning the opener against Paxton and then fall ing to eventual state runnerup Bushnell, the boys saw themselves trailing Mulber ry badly before exploding for a six-run rally late in the game to bring them within one of the tie. All three coaches are proud of all 12 kids, said manager Lanny Rester, who was assisted by coaches Mi chael Gilbert and Shelton Trails. They went down and played hard, and they had fun. The team consisted of rst baseman Jan Lowe, shortstop Jack Harris, sec ond baseman Corbin Rester, pitcher Trenton Lee, third baseman Tyler Pendleton, left elder Tyler Farmer, right elder Marshall Sweet, second baseman and cen ter elder Connor Rash, right elder Tyler Millen der, catcher Nick Joanos, left elder Christian Page and right elder James Durham. The team traveled down July 22 to stay at the Crest wood Suites Lakeland and enjoyed the camaraderie of the opening banquet as play ers met the 11 other teams in the tournament. Early the next morning, the boys rooted for their own district champ, Wewahitch ka, as they watched their ri vals to the west defeat Wild wood 8-5. Next it was the young Seahawks turn for an 11:30 a.m. start. Lee opened on the mound against Paxton and struck out seven over the rst three innings. Pend leton pitched the last three innings and struck out four. A urry of base hits in the top of the rst gave the Seahawks four runs, and then added three more in the second inning, aided by a Durham single as the young mans bat came alive in the tourney. Leading 7-3, the Seahawks added two insurance runs in the third and kept a 9-4 lead alive until the sixth. Lee swatted the ball about as far as a baseball can go without clearing the fence, and it was caught, but the Seahawks had two more runs. With double-digit hit to tals for the afternoon, the Seahawks secured an 11-6 victory, but the sweltering morning had taken its toll on a couple players, includ ing Joanos, who had to doff his catchers gear and be pulled from the game briey to cool off from possible heat exhaustion. He came back the next game and was really on top of his game, Rester said. I was very proud and excited that we won against Paxton. They played hard, and they showed how to win. About three hours lat er, the boys were visitors against powerhouse Bush nell, with Rester pitching the rst three innings, fol lowed by two stanzas from Harris and Sweet nishing the game. A gangly Bushnell pitcher was throwing heat all after noon, but the Seahawks held off opponents runs as long as they could. In the fourth inning, Franklin County managed a pair of runs, with Joanos, Harris, Farmer and Rester cobbling together the scores. But a 13-2 win by Bush nell, who would eventually fall to Spring Hill National in the state championship game, meant Franklin Coun ty was facing elimination if they were to lose a second game. After resting overnight from the two hard-fought games, Franklin County squared off Sunday after noon against Mulberry, with Lee making his second start of the tourney. Mulberry jumped to a 50 lead, but Franklin County came back in the second when Rash walked to set up a two-run homer blast from Farmer. He was one proud youngun, said Resters wife, April, one of a crew of players moms active all year in supporting the team of 11and 12-year-olds. With three more runs in the third, Mulberry now had an 8-2 lead going into the fourth inning, and the skies were darkening for Franklin County. But Lee held Mulberry scoreless in the fourth, three up, three down, and then gave up a homer in the fth, and Mulberry was standing pat, ahead 9-2. That was until the bottom of the fth, when Franklin County had two outs in what appeared to be a hopeless situation. But all was not lost. Farmer got on base, and then singles from Durham, Page, Rester and Sweet, and doubles from Harris and Lee spelled six runs, and the young Seahawks were trail ing 9-8 with one inning to go. Us parents in the stands were having chill bumps on our arms our boys were so pumped up, April Rester said. As parents, we were already thinking, Were go ing home. The parents could not contain themselves. The Seahawks excite ment dimmed in the top of the sixth, when Mulberry plated two more runs. In the bottom of the sixth, they were held scoreless, and while Lee had struck out 11 batters on the day, the long, tough tourney road had ended for him and his team mates. We were proud of the way they played, and they were proud of themselves, Lanny Rester said. Its a big thing to come back and rally back. On behalf of the play ers and their families, April Rester expressed thanks to the Blue Parrot, Water Street Seafood, Ace Hard ware of Apalachicola, the city of Carrabelle and the Franklin County commis sioners for their support, which made the state tour ney trip possible. She also shared her ap preciation for the support of parents throughout the summer, which she said was remarkable. Thanks to the parents, this year was so great, she said. All of the parents got along great. We all worked together, and when the sea son was over, us moms were upset because were not just going to miss baseball, were going to miss each other. Majors All-Stars hang tough at tourney Seahawks Boosters to organize today The Seahawk Athletic Boosters will hold their organizational meeting today at 6 p.m. at the Apalachicola City Hall at Battery Park. The meeting will include an election of ofcers. If you have any questions, please call Lee Mathes at 653-7279. Carrabelle sports banquet Aug. 11 The Carrabelle Youth League Sports Banquet will be held Thursday, Aug. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Will Kendrick Park. All parents and kids who participated in the season are invited to come enjoy cake and drinks and watch your favorite players get their trophies. There also will be a ball game pitting the kids against their parents. If you have any questions, please call Connie at 6535347 or Jenni at 850-528-3614. Sports BRIEFS AP RI L RE ST ER | Special to The Times The team poses with the banner at the end of the state tournament.
LocalA12 | The Times Thursday, August 4, 2011School registration set for Aug. 17-18School registration for Franklin County students has been set for Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 17-18. Kindergarten through fifth grade registration is from 3-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17 in the cafeteria. Registration for sixth through 12th graders is on Thursday, Aug. 18, also from 3-6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Ninth grade orientation will be held Friday, Aug. 19 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria. Seniors may begin picking up their schedules at the school on Monday, Aug. 15, while juniors can begin on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Also, a new shipment of school shirts is in and currently may be purchased in the front office. For more information, call 670-2800.Blair to chair Democratic Executive CommitteeA luncheon meeting of the Franklin County Democratic Executive Committee, held at That Place Off 98 on July 22, accepted with regret Barbara Sanders resignation as chair. Selected as new officers were Curt Blair as chair; Mercedes Updyke vice-chair; Beth Blair secretary; Brenda Ash treasurer; and Betty Croom state committeewoman. Sanders and Ash committed to continue to do the necessary state reports required of the committee. Curt Blair appointed Ray Courage to implement and operate a mailing data system for the group, and assigned Updyke with broad outreach responsibilities to the eight precinct captains of the committee. Beth Blair will research the new registration laws of the State of Florida to see how they apply to the executive committees future registration activities. The group approved a motion to provide the Democratic Women of Franklin County with $75 to pay their required 2011 annual dues to the state party group. There was a consensus among the group to be as inclusive as possible and members agreed to quarterly gatherings, rotating lo cations across the county. All interested are welcome.Dance this Saturday at Carrabelle Senior CenterThe Carrabelle Senior Center will host a dance this Saturday evening, Aug. 6, starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free, with music provided by local disc jockey Ron Vice, who will serve up a lively mix of Big Band dance tunes and mellow pop hits. Come down to the Senior Center this Saturday night to dance... or just to listen to the music! The center is located at 201 NW Avenue F, on the corner of 1st Street and NW Avenue F in downtown Carrabelle. For more information on the dance and other activities at the Senior Center, visit www. CarrabelleSeniorCenter. com.Pilings to be removed near Bryant Patton Bridge Work begins Monday, Aug. 8 to remove pilings located north and south of the causeway east of the Bryant Patton Bridge, that runs from Eastpoint to St. George Island over Apalachicola Bay. There will be no traffic delays on the bridge; all work will take place from a barge in the bay. Weather permitting, the contractor has 100 days to complete the $355,118 project. Vessel operators are reminded to use caution and obey the posted speed limit when traveling through the work zone. Emergency Management seeks business emailsFranklin County Emergency Management is in the process of updating business email addresses for all Franklin County businesses. In the event of a major storm that calls for an evacuation of the county or portions of the county, we will send out an email alert to all county businesses who have registered with the countys Emergency Management Office. To register your business to receive this email alert, simply send an email to esf14@fairpoint. net Give the name of your business and an email address that would be monitored frequently. This is one way in which we hope to be able to cover all avenues available to us to alert people within the county about possible treats to our residents.AHS Class of 76 seeks missing classmatesThe Apalachicola Class of 1976 is planning its 35th class reunion, and in preparing for this by obtaining names and addresses, six graduates still cannot be located: Jeffery Byrd, Darlene Churchill, Carol Edwards, Cynthia Passalacqua, Kevin Randall and Jimmy Themis. If anyone has any information on these people please email to Cindy Rowell at crowell58@bellsouth. net or to Rachel Ward at email@example.com In addition, there are several former classmates that organizers would like to include in the reunion: Ricky Abercrombie, Pam Collins, Mary Estes, Christina Hines, Mike Howard, Connie Kaczmarek, Billy Glass, Bill Lunsford, George Needer, Donna Orr, Cheryl Richards, Gloria Spatch, Joe Thompson, Vashtyre Thomas, Rita Wilkerson and Fred Thompson. Any information on these classmates, please email to Rowell or Ward as well.Please help save a catThe Humane Society is experiencing a huge increase in owner surrendered and stray cats and kittens. There is no way to house and care for the numbers being left in the drop-off pen and left in boxes on the front door step. They are asking this community to consider adopting one or two of these beautiful animals. They have Siamese, Calicos, Russian Blues, short hair, long hair, medium hair of every color. The cost of adoption is usually $90 but until these cats and kittens are adopted, the cost is only $45 for one and $75 for two. All are feline leukemia negative, spayed or neutered and up to date on vaccinations. The Humane Society needs your help. Please rescue a cat if you can. Wilderness Coast board to meet Monday in EastpointThe Wilderness Coast Public Libraries (WILD) Governing Board will meet on Monday, Aug. 8 at 1:30 p.m. in the Franklin County Public Library, Eastpoint branch meeting room at 29 Island Dr. Eastpoint. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, please call 850-997-7400. Trades & Services CALLTODAY!653-8868 GET YOUR AD IN Trades & Services CALLTODAY!653-8868 GET YOUR AD INTrades & Services Laban Bontrager, DMD Monica Bontrager, DMD 12761 Pea Ridge Road Bristol, Florida 32321TELEPHONE (850) 643-5417 Bristol Dental ClinicDENTURE LAB ON PREMISESSame Day Service on repairs and Relines Don Lively General Contractors C Visa, Discover, and American Express Honored at Participating Ace Stores JACKSONS Building Supplies & Auto Repair Carrabelle 697-3333 We Deliver Anywhere J Hardware and Paint Center JOES LAWN CARE NO JOB TOO BIG!! 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The Times | A13 Thursday, August 4, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS Thursday, August 4, 2011 The Times | A13 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 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 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 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 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 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 09-13084 July 28, Aug 4, 2011 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 Local | Classieds Im not in favor of it at all, he said. Theyll get all the money, and they wont do nothing. Commissioner Cheryl Sanders, who seconded Jackels motion to go out for proposals, said she backed the idea as long as its not cutting into any of these em ployees. She said replacing the knuckle boom truck that picks up yard trash would cost the county another $100,000. Sanders said she wanted to target any request for pro posal toward actual man agement of the landll. It would not be privatizing, it would be for managing the landll. Both Sanders and Jackel have shared concerns pri vately since the hearing over solid waste employees voic ing their views publicly de partmental funding issues. Link Carroll and Nikki Millender, staffers for the solid waste department, spoke out at the July 28 hear ing, with Carroll questioning the degree to which an ear lier privatization agreement to clear trash from county bridges had been cost-effec tive for the county. At Tuesdays meeting, Carroll said talk of privatiz ing was worrying depart ment employees, and Sand ers reacted with displeasure, although she stopped short of chastising any employees by name. We cant be governed by what the employees think, she said. I resent people doubting that were not con sidering the employees. Sanders referred to un becoming comments by employees and expressed concern that employees did not show enough respect for their employers, the com missioners. At the budget hearing, Van Johnson, who heads up solid waste, suggested that curbside pickup or hiring a litter control ofcer might help alleviate a growing problem with trash dumped by residents, businesses and visitors throughout the county, trash that requires the county to invest time and money in cleaning up. Chairman Noah Lockley said he thought curbside pickup might work. Thats a good idea, but what we have is people who dont want to pay the bills, he said. Theyre the ones throwing it on the side of the road. Johnson said when the county picks up household garbage that has been mixed in with yard waste, it gets us in trouble with the DEP (De partment of Environmental Protection because it in volves mixing together two categories of waste. Every time we bring in household waste, we have to pay for it, said Linda Grifth, a staffer in the nance ofce. Its taking revenues way down. Jackel said she wants sheriffs deputies to enforce existing litter laws. If we have enough laws on the books, we need to see these laws enforced, she said. For most law enforce ment, litter is on the bottom of their list of priorities, Johnson said. Observing people doing it is the hardest part, said Sheriff Skip Shiver. Jackel said she had seen a man put two bags of gar bage in a county trash re ceptacle. When she told him he should not be putting his trash there, he told her that it doesnt say on any of those trash cans no dumping of household garbage, that its prohibited or anything else. We do need to post before we can tell anybody theyre not doing right, Jackel said. We need to put up proper signage. Sanders said she was con cerned that there wouldnt be enough work to keep a lit ter enforcement ofcer busy. Theres not enough work for them to be full-time, she said. I dont have a prob lem looking at it as a code enforcement-litter control ofcer. I look at the bright side of things, Sanders said. When I rst came into ofce, the county was not as dirty as it is now. You had everybody that cared. We have no rules in this county. Alligator Point is bombarded with trash. Carroll told commission ers the department has evi dence that contractors from Wakulla County are dump ing on the side of the road for us to pick up. She said containers have been placed in Lanark Village, but they are difcult to monitor and to police. The county should set a policy that all we pick up is yard trash, Johnson said. People want to avoid the tipping fee on days theres no amnesty, and thats over working my employees. They gure the countys going to get it. If you dont do anything else, that has to stop, he said. That stuff will be there until we have somebody to come around, who will even tually get it just to keep the county clean. Jackel said the county might consider adding a mandatory charge to resi dents water and sewer bills, similar to how its done in Apalachicola. Commissioner Smokey Parrish said road crews cant cut the side of the road because theres trash there. Its an ongoing problem, and I dont know how to solve it. said there are 1,781 people licensed to harvest oysters in Apalachicola Bay, 122 fewer than last year. Licenses cost $100 if purchased from May 17 to June 30; the price goes up to $600 throughout the rest of the year. Shields said a record 1,906 licenses were issued in 2010, when the period of reduced fees for the license was extend ed by two months because of the oil spill. In 2009, 1,400 licenses were purchased. Shields said Apalachicola Bay is the only place in the state where a license is required to harvest shellsh but added that about 90 percent of Floridas com mercially harvested oysters come from Franklin County. The shellsh lab is the primary labo ratory for DACS. It also performs tests for the National Shellsh Sanitation Pro gram and is certied by the Food and Drug Administration to test for bacteria in shellsh growing areas. According to a DACS pamphlet, the lab analyzes water samples from 39 shellsh beds throughout Florida but does not test oysters. Oyster testing is handled by the Allen Boyd Oyster Lab, funded by the University of Florida and located at the Apalachicola airport. The commission voted unanimously to have Shields appear before them and explain how licensing fees are used. FCSWA dues Also at Tuesdays meeting, commis sioners expressed concern over the Franklin County Seafood Workers Asso ciations (FCSWA) new policy of charg ing $25 annual dues. Formerly, no dues were collected. In the past, the county has hired FC SWA as a subcontractor to organize the shelling program, which is funded by a grant from Gulf State Marine Fisheries Commission channeled through DACS. Commissioner Smokey Parrish said because oystermen are required to buy a license, he did not think anyone should be excluded from the federally funded shelling program because they do not belong to FCSWA. He said some oys termen might have been discriminated against at a meeting Monday night to discuss shelling and that those who had not paid dues might have been barred from the meeting. Parrish said shelling is funded by federal funds going through a state agency. I dont think federal funds allow you to discriminate in favor of members of a private organization. Commissioners asked County At torney Michael Shuler why the FCSWA thought it was legal to exclude nonmem bers from the meeting. Shuler said he had not advised them but had arranged for them to consult another attorney. You certainly have a right to impose restrictions on people you give money to, said Shuler, noting that he would consult the FCSWAs attorney. In a telephone interview Tuesday, FC SWA President Shannon Hartseld said attorney Rachel Chestnut discussed with him the proposed bylaws for the association. He said they had changed some of the wording concerning the dues and that Chestnut was aware dues would be required for participation in the shelling program. He said more than 130 people at tended Mondays FCSWA meeting at the Eastpoint rehouse and that nobody had been excluded because they had not paid dues. More than half of the guys who signed up have not paid dues, he said, But they agreed that the money would be taken out of their rst shelling check. He said one man became angry and left before entering the meeting. He re fused to pay, Hartseld said. I told him he needed to come in and listen, but he said, Ive heard what I want and Im go ing to sue you. Hartseld said several other men left because they were tired of waiting in line. We have to have money to operate the association, he said. We cant give them checks if we dont have a checking account. Hartseld said he believes, and is looking for conrmation, that $25 of the money from each oyster license was originally earmarked for the FCSWA. He said if the FCSWA can prove it is owed that money, it will be used as dues, and no additional money will be needed from members. A second shelling meeting is slated for 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at the East point rehouse. Oystermen who did not sign up Monday can sign up then. He said he is looking for a building where the FCSWA can meet once or twice a month in the future. TRASH from page A1 OYSTER from page A1
A14| The Times Thursday, August 4, 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:firstname.lastname@example.org Email:email@example.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW 3373T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CITIZENS BANK WAKULLA, Plaintiff, vs. 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. 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 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 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 111, Page 319, Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, lying over and across the Northeasterly portions thereof. 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
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Publishers NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Lost KayakArmy green. Ocean kayak, Angler model lost from East end of St. George. 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Applications available from the front desk and subsequent interviews will be scheduled. 3438T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to GULF STATE COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs ROMAIN MOTIER, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company and OLIVIER DUCIMETIEREMONOD, Individually and as Managing Member Defendant(s) CASE NO.: 08-000042-CA NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida described as: Lots 1, 2 and 3, Block 4, COOMBS ADDITION to the City of Carrabelle as per map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 10, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. at Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on September 21, 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 26th day of July, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Steve M. Watkins, III FBN: 0794996 41 Commerce Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 (850) 653-1949 August 4, 11, 2011 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 Administrative 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 Incorrect 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. Any copy change, during an ordered schedule constitutes a new ad and new charges. We do not guarantee position of ANY ad under any classification. 3437T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to GULF STATE COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs ANCHOR REALTY AND MORTGAGE COMPANY a/k/a ANCHOR REALTY AND MORTGAGE COMPANY OF ST. GEORGE ISLAND, and OLIVIER DUCIMETIERE-MONOD, Individually and as President Defendant(s) CASE NO.: 08-000040-CA NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida described as: Lot 2, Block 9, EASTPOINT ADDITION according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 4, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. at Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on September 21, 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 26th day of July, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Steve M. Watkins, III FBN: 0794996 41 Commerce Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 (850) 653-1949 August 4, 11, 2011 3415S JOB NOTICE The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for an Information Technology Director. Applications and a complete job description are available in our HR office or at www.gulfcounty-fl.gov. EOE Application deadline is Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 5:00 p.m., E.T. For more information, please contact Lynn Lanier, Deputy Administrator at 850-229-6106. Gulf County enforces a Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Warren J. Yeager, Jr., Chairman Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk August 4, 2011 3429T PUBLIC NOTICE The Gulf Coast Workforce Board is seeking Public Comment on a proposed change to its 2009-2010 Local Workforce Services Plan, as required by the Workforce Investment Act. Plan copies are available at the Board office; please call 850-913-3285 to arrange to see the plan or you may request the plan electronically from firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments must be submitted in writing within 30 days of this posting. August 4, 2011 3426T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to GULF STATE COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs ELLIOTT FANN, Individually and as Managing Member of ISLAND ENDEAVORS, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company; WALTER g. aUTREY, JR., Individually and as Managing Member of ISLAND ENDEAVORS, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, Defendant(s) CASE NO.: 11-000031-CA NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida described as: Lots 5, 6, and 7, Block 4 West, according to that certain Plat known as St. George Island Gulf Beaches, Unit No. 1, Franklin County, Florida. The same Being recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 7 in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida. at Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on August 24, 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 26th day of July, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Steve M. Watkins, III FBN: 0794996 41 Commerce Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 (850) 653-1949 August 4, 11, 2011 3386T STATE OF FLORIDA, CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION, Petitioner vs. CLIFF OLEN HUNTER, Case #29558 Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CLIFF OLEN HUNTER, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative Complaint has been filed against you seeking to revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in accordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder. You are required to serve a written copy of your intent to request a hearing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Michael Crews, PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Criminal Justice Professionalism Program, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on or before September 26, 2011. Failure to do so will result in a default being entered against you to Revoke said certification pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. Dated: July 26, 2011 Ernest W. George CHAIRMAN -CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION By: Cliff Chitwood, Division Representative August 4, 11 18, 25, 2011 3425T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to GULF STATE COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs RAYMOND A. LASHLEY and ANDREA N. FRYE n/k/a ANDREA N. LASHLEY Defendant(s) CASE NO.: 11-000032-CA NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida described as: Lots Thirty-Seven (37), Thirty-Eight (38), Thirty-Nine (39) and Forty (40), in Block Two Hundred Thirty-Three (233) of the City of Apalachicola, Florida, according to the map or plat thereof now in common use. a/k/a 277-24th Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 at Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on August 24, 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 26th day of July, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Steve M. Watkins, III FBN: 0794996 41 Commerce Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 (850) 653-1949 August 4, 11, 2011 3275T IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF LEE COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION PETI3408T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-02CP Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF SHEILA LORRAINE BRANTS COUGHLAN NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SHEILA LORRAINE BRANTS COUGHLAN, deceased, whose date of death was September 5, 2009, is pending in the Circuit Court for FRANKLIN County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative 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 OF 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 Aug 4, 2011. Personal Representative Francis B. Coughlan 208 Kings Highway Decatur, GA 30030 Kristy Branch Banks Attorney for Francis B. Coughlan FL Bar# 517143 PO Box 176 Apalachicola, FL 32329 (850) 670-1255 Fax: (850) 670-1256 E-Mail: email@example.com August 4, 11, 2011 3410T INVITATION TO BID WATER MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC. IS REQUESTING BIDS FROM STATE OF FLORIDA LICENSED GENERAL OR COMMERCIAL BUILDING CONTRACTORS WHO ALSO HAVE A FLORIDA UNDERGROUND UTILITY CONTRACTOR LICENSE OR WHO WILL PROVIDE A SUBCONTRACTOR HAVING SAID LICENSE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF: PROJECT: St. George Island Water System 2011 Improvements consisting of the following: Provide and install: a new 600,000 gallon 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 ground storage tank; a 2,600 GPM high service pumping station complete with building and 250 KW generator; a new 500 gpm potable water well (#5) with 2800 -8 pvc, modifications to the existing water plant, a new 60 KW generator at water well #3 and 1500 -12 raw water supply mains and valves; and 1500 8, 12 pvc distribution piping. Sealed bids will be received, publicly opened and read aloud on: DATE AND TIME: August 15, 2011, Until 2:00 p.m. local time. PLACE: Water Management Services, Inc. 250 John Knox Road, Unit 4 Tallahassee, FL 32303 PROPOSAL: Bids must be submitted in full in accordance with the requirements of the Drawings, Specifications, Bidding Conditions and Contractual Conditions, which may be examined and obtained from the: ARCHITECT / ENGINEER: Les Thomas Consulting Engineers 3460 Point View Circle Gainesville, GA 30506 (678)677-6420 Drawings and specifications may be purchased for $500.00 per set from the Architect/Engineer. Water Management Services, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any/or all bids in the best interest of Water Management Services, Inc. August 4, 2011 TION 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. 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