xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx Thursday, August 25, 2011 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM VOL. 126 ISSUE 17P hone: 850-653-8868 W eb: apalachtimes.com E -mail: email@example.com Fax: 850-653-8036 C irculation: 800-345-8688 Opinion ............ A4 Society ............ A7 Faith .............. A9 Outdoors .......... A10 Sports ............ A11 Tide Chart ......... A16 Classieds ....... A14-15 DEADLINES FOR NEXT WEEK: School News & Society: 11 a.m. Friday Real Estate Ads: 11 a.m. Thursday Legal Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classied Display Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classied Line Ads: 5 p.m. Monday Contact Us Out to see Index Tiny dancers, A2 By David Adlerstein Times City Editor Apalachicola city com missioners moved closer Tuesday night to adopting the rollback rate for next years property taxes, which will slightly raise the $1.22 million in ad va lorem revenue brought in during the current scal year. Specic numbers wont be available until the next budget workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. at City Hall, but based on what commissioners asked of City Clerk Lee Mathes, property owners will see taxes rise from the current 8.625 mills to somewhere between 9.5886 mills, which is the rollback rate that brings in the same revenue as this year, and 9.7809 mills, which is what was initially proposed and is the maxi mum allowed by law. This would be between 11 and 13 percent. In addition, commis sioners indicated, but did not give a nal OK, to a budget that will grant city employees both a reim bursement of the 3 percent of their salaries they now must contribute towards their state retirement, as well as a 2 percent pay raise. Commissioner Brenda Ash indicated she had reservations about the pay hikes and promised to meet with Mathes this week to go in and dissect this budget. We need to sit down and break this down and have realistic gures. I have mixed feelings about that (3 percent re imbursement), she said. In the private sector, things are changing dras tically. Were having to pay for our insurance and for our retirement. I have the utmost re spect for city personnel, she said. A lot of people in the community think theyre overpaid. I have to disagree; they do above and beyond the call of duty when they are called. I know the feeling to have money to run your household, Ash said. But on the other hand, we have D A V I D A D LE R STEI N | The Times Apalachicola Mayor Van Johnson, left, and challenger Tom Daly share a laugh at last weeks HCOLA political forum. Apalach commission proposes millage raise, pay hike Numbers up as school beginsBy Lois Swoboda Times Staff writer Florida Department of Environmental Protection secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. got the grand tour Wednesday morning, Aug. 17, of the newly opened Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserves Nature Center in Eastpoint. Built on 26 acres on the Apalachicola Bay off Cat Point, the new center replaces the reserves facility near Scipio Creek in Apalachicola. The 18,000-square-foot center directs the research and water monitoring work of the Apalachicola reserve (ANERR), which encompasses about 246,000 acres in Franklin, Gulf and Liberty counties and is one of a nationwide network of 28 research reserves overseen by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Highlighting the facility is a 5,000-squarefoot visitors center, which features ve separate aquariums housing native plant life and creatures two 1,500-gallon tanks devoted to the freshwater river and brackish bay systems and a 2,000-gallon unit focusing on the saltwater Gulf system. Two smaller wall aquariums are incorporated into an award-winning 76 x 10 foot mural, created by biological and medical illustrator Barbara Harmon from Cape Cod, By David Adlerstein Times City Editor A larger crop of students, ea ger to be nurtured into educated adults, returned to class Monday at both Franklin County schools. As of Tuesday, Franklin County School and its satellite Learning Center campus had welcomed 997 students, up about 15 from last year, including 98 kindergar teners, 24 to a classroom, which would have to be further divvied up so as not to exceed the maxi mum 18 per class. The majority of the students returned with a very positive, cando attitude for this school year and the teachers are ready to meet their challenge, said Franklin County Principal George Oehlert. DEP Secretary LOIS SWO B O D A | The Times DEP Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr., right, examines a whale skull with Erik Lovestrand, ANERRs education coordinator. Above Vinyard gives a drink of fresh water to an ornate diamondback terrapin, one of the many creatures on display at the new ANERR nature center in Eastpoint.By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer The Carrabelle city commis sion has tapped David Butler to organize an Economic Develop ment Council (EDC) for Car rabelle and its neighbors. Butler said, he had been tasked with creating the structure of a city economic council, to include propos ing who should sit on the council and what the group should do. Butlers impetus to create the organization is the large number of vacant buildings downtown. Now that weve hit a bottom, what better time to look at what you want to do? he said. He said he has discussed the EDC and the problems to be solved with Sheila Hauser and Suzanne Zimmerman, of the Car rabelle Chamber of Commerce. Butler said there are several advantages to forming the EDC including a reduction in member ship dues for some organizations. If the city joins Opportunity Florida, their annual dues are $1,000, but if we join as an EDC the annual dues is only $100, he said. Opportunity Florida is an eight-county regional economic development alliance focused on strengthening the existing busi nesses within Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington coun ties. Butler said Opportunity Flori da sent spokesman Rick Markham to Carrabelle to discuss options. Markham expressed interest in the abandoned Greensteel build ing because it was close to the airport. The huge metal build ing erected in 2008, closed its doors last year after Hexaport Building Systems of Florida led Butler to tackle EDC Franklin County fourth grader Tommy Varner visits the front desk with his sister, third grader Makayla Varner.D A V I D A D LE R STEI N | The Times DA VID BUTLERSee MILLAGE A5 See DIPS A6 See EDC A6 See SCHOOL A5P anhandle P layers host social tonight Lovers of theatre, friends and members of the Panhandle Players are invited to attend a social hosted by the countys vibrant community theatre group on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Carriage House, adjacent to the Raney House. Info will be provided on the upcoming 201112 theatre season, with details on the Sept. 11 and 12 auditions for the opening show, A Night of One-Act Plays in November. For more information, call Margy Oehlert at 670-8874 or Melanie Inzetta at 734-0260.Festival of I ce celebrates S aturday evening The Water Street Festival of Ice concludes this weekend with a Gorrie Square celebration and tribute to Dr. John Gorrie on Saturday, Aug. 27, beginning at noon and complete 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. Blues on the Dock concert Blues on the Dock, a benet concert for the Franklin County Food Pantry, will be held Saturday, Sept. 3 starting at 7:30 p.m. on the waterfront in Apalachicola. Come hear the soulful sounds of Pepper Drive Blues Band. Hamburgers, hotdogs and cold beverages will be available by donation. Bring your chairs or reserve a table by making a donation to the Food Pantry, call 653-3930.E astpoint P ork-a-thon On Saturday, Sept. 3, come to the Eastpoint Firehouse at 24 Sixth St. to a Pork-a-thon to benet the Eastpoint Volunteer Fire Department. Pick up a cooked rack of ribs or butt between noon and 4 p.m. For information email Chief George Pruett at Pru911@gtcom.net.C elebrate W e L ove E astpoint Day S ept. 3 On Sept. 3, there will be a celebration of the Eastpoint Community at the Eastpoint Pavillion on Patton Drive. All residents and business owners are invited to attend. There will be free food and drinks and local talents including Ashley Carroll, Savannah Cook and Porter Winfree.ocal seafood workers will demonstrate tonging, culling and net casting. An oyster eating contest is planned. Bring your specialty dish and plastic spoons for sampling. For information, call 370-6763. into estuary science
Local A2 | The Times Thursday, August 25, 2011 Bow Wow Bash Masquerade Party will be on Saturday, October 29, 2011. By David Adlerstein Times City Editor Three decades after she introduced baton twirl ing lessons to Franklin County young ladies in the backyard of an Apalachic ola home, dance instructor Pam Nobles is still going strong. The former Florida State University majorette marked her 30th year as the countys premier instruc tor of dance with another spectacular annual recital, this time in the Chapman Auditorium. With the surprise visit of a lawman and a football star turned gospel singer, dancers from Pam Nobles Studios performed before a standing-room-only au dience June 4, once again featuring spirited per formances from those as young as pre-kindergart ners, performing with their moms, to grandmothers strutting their stuff as part of the Hot Flashes. Appearing in a num ber devoted to the style of the Blues Brothers was Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen, together with, among others, Apalachicola policeman Anthony Croom and St. George Island re chief Jay Abbott, As the many dancers changed outts between their performances, former Florida State University All-American linebacker Terry Warren delighted the audience with songs from his growing career as a gospel music sensation. Nobles began teaching baton in 1981 with the Ho rizons Twirlers, a fundrais ing group formed by thenkindergarten teacher De nise Butler, Helen Spohrer, Rita Theis, Charlyn Luster, Faith Whiteside and Nobles, that helped to buy stage curtains for Apalachicola High School and the Junior Miss pageant. Then it just growed, said Nobles, still t and ac tive in her studios dance performances. She went on to form Sunshine State Twirlers that taught scores of girls, ages 3 and up, in school yards and school grounds before she es tablished her rst studio 25 years ago at 75 Market Street, across the street from her current location. Krista Miller and Kristy Branch were among the many girls who excelled at baton, while others spar kled at dance after it came into play in 1987, with com petitions as far north as the Carolinas and Tennessee and south to Orlando, Lake City and Gainesville. I quit teaching baton because there wasnt no bands, Nobles said. It kind of zzled out. Nobles has since then nurtured over 1,200 young dancers, many of whom showed off their skills in talent competition at the Florida Seafood Festival pageant, which Nobles cho reographs annually. Since 1985 her senior students have received more than $25,000 from the studio in scholarships to further their educations. With the revitalization of the high school marching band, Nobles is in talks with band director Karl Lester to bring back baton as part of the ag corps, and to cre ate a majorette program. On the dancing front, she will welcome dancer, choreographer and educa tor Scott Benson, who has worked with such greats as Michael Jackson, Paula Abdul and Alice Cooper, to do guest teaching when the studio begins classes early next month. Lifes a dance Nobles teaches as she goes Registration for fall classes at Pam Nobles Studios, 86 Market Street, Apalachicola, will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug 25 and again on Thursday, Sept. 1. Classes start Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 6. For more information, call the studio at 653-8078. For more photos, go to www. apalachtimes.com. PHOTOS BY DAVI D AD LERSTEIN | The Times LEFT : Haley Creamer dances in Ballerina Girl. RIGHT : Ashley Zingarelli, and daughter Sophia, left, perform together with Jessica Bartley, and daughter Kaydence, in You Know What by the Mommy and Me Class. LEFT : Josalyn Ward concentrates during the number Me and My Teddy Bear. RIGHT : Marissa Gilbert, left, and Isabella Price perform in Born to be Wild.
Local The Times | A3 Thursday, August 25, 2011 By Lois Swoboda Times Staff writer The Carrabelle History Museum is planning an exhibit built around relics of the old Tarpon steamship that ran weekly from Mobile, Ala. to Carrabelle. The wreck of the SS Tarpon exhibit will premier Thursday, Sept. 1 at the museum, 106 Avenue B, SE, and run through the end of November. Several Carrabelle oldtimers recently shared their memories of the ship. I have very happy memories of the Tarpon, said Mary Westberg. She was our Queen Mary, the biggest ship Id ever seen at that time. When shed dock, all the children would run to meet her. People called the first officer Captain Ira Mattair. He always brought back a stalk of bananas. Hed hand them out to the children as he walked home and wed run after him, she said. By the time he got home, he didnt have many bananas left. Earnest Gay said that, in those days, there were two big events in Carrabelle. Everyday, the train arrived from Tallahassee down near where Wicked Willies bar now stands, which was the post office, and Mr. Clowers, the engineer, blew the whistle there at 5 p.m. Everybody stopped work and ran to listen as he read the names on the mail, all of which came to Carrabelle general delivery, said Gay. There were 15 fish houses in Carrabelle then. It would stink so bad, you couldnt breathe, remembered Gay. At the train depot, down where Ben Watkins office is today, they would load on barrels of all kinds of seafood; shrimp, fish and oysters. Theyd load it into wooden barrels and put some ice on it and a piece of burlap on top. The ice would be melting before the train left. The other big event each week was the arrival of the old paddlewheel steamer, the Tarpon. Everybody lined up to welcome her too. I dont know why, said Gay. Captain Billy Russel, master of the Tarpon, and Ira Mattair both had a crush on Myrt Booth, the manager of one of the warehouses. She was beautiful. The banana man brought her bananas too. Joe Barber, who now lives in Carrabelle, used to meet the Tarpon with his father in Apalachicola. The stevedores would unload hundred-pound bags of feed and theyd yodel all the time, he said. (The Tarpon) stopped first at Marks brokerage where the Rainbow Inn is now and again further down at the old steamboat dock (near Up the Creek Raw Bar). Barber said the Tarpons whistle would sound as she entered Apalachicola. She had a real pretty stern whistle that shed blow for the bridge at noon, he said. Captain Billy was very prompt. You could almost set your watch by him. He used to say, God makes the weather and I make the trips. My dad ran a turpentine still up at Howards Creek. The Tarpon took out Dads spirits of turpentine and resin, Barber said. Dad kept a commissary where the workers bought on credit. A lot of his stuff for the commissary came in on the Tarpon. All kind of things came in wooden barrels; lard, salt meat and candy. Daddy would always go see the captain of the Tarpon. They knew each other good. That was Captain Billy Russell, who was the mate lost in the wreck, he said. I remember the day of the wreck. A bunch of guys came running down the road (in Howards Creek) and the Panama City paper had put out a special edition on the Tarpon, Barber said. Gay remembered the commissaries at the Carrabelle fish houses, where the currency used was jubilee money, made of aluminum, and with no value other than at the company store. The Carrabelle History Museum is open on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 697-2141. Were all in the SAME boat. And its OUR tax money. Say NO to a BIG increase Franklin County Commission Sept. 6 & 19, 5:15pm Courthouse Annex abetterfranklin.com BILL MILLER REALTY 850-697-3751 (3310) 570-0658 $29,500 $2,500 DOWN BU Y S 2 B ED AP T 2 6 C ITY LO T W/ W ATER S E W ER R E N T $200.00 M ON T H 3BDR 2BA 3 CO R N ER L O T S O N LY $69,500 $500 DOWN C HO I C E OF 3 CITY LO T S $180.00/ M ON T H O R $17,500/ EA CH C O MM BLDG AT U S .98 2 CR N R L O T S -1,400 S/F $92,500 MI H 2 CR N R L O T S BLK. $ ST O RE $69,500 1 BR AP T ., F U R N. $29,500 2 BR AP T ., 3 RD ROW $34,500 PUBLIC NOTICE The Polling Place for the City of Carrabelles Municipal Election has been moved from 201 NW Ave F (Senior Citizen Center) to 1001 Gray Ave. (Carrabelle Municipal Complex). The Election is September 6, 2011 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Your vote counts! New Tarpon exhibit stirs queen-sized memories Florida Memory Project
LETTERS TO THE EDITORHumane Society cant absorb every unwanted pet We appreciate the letter to this paper from Jackie Gay suggesting that the Franklin County Humane Society reiterate our policy on accepting animals into the Adoption Center. The policy is as follows: The Franklin County Humane Society Adoption Center will accept domestic animals brought to the center with the exception of animals that are vicious, feral, sick, injured or have conditions that are contagious to humans. Pit Bulls are not accepted nor can we accept animals when the Adoption Center is at capacity. In some cases, the animals brought to the Adoption Center may be transferred to animal control. Those cases include aggression, psychological distress due to shelter environment or unsocial behavior. It is important to understand the role of the Humane Society. We are here to responsibly care for those in our facility and house all animals humanely. We do not warehouse animals. The Humane Society cannot absorb every unwanted pet that comes to us and no one has entitlement to our services. We accept as many as we can and work diligently to find homes for them. We strive to treat all citizens equally and with honesty. It was reported in this newspaper that Commissioner Sanders had some kittens brought into the shelter that were admitted by the Adoption Center and then transferred to Animal Control to be euthanized. In fact they were turned away due to lack of space. The kittens were never brought into the facility. We are constrained by both fiscal and physical limitations. Approximately eight years ago the Center was touted to be a no kill facility. This was a fallacy. We consider ourselves a low kill facility due to reasons stated above. We invite all citizens concerned with the welfare of the pets in this county to get involved with the Humane Society. Volunteer, foster, educate, adopt and donate. We also encourage you to come to the shelter, see what we are doing, ask questions and get involved. Susan Kearney, President Franklin County Humane SocietyDaly would make a meaningful difference I had the privilege of meeting Tom Daly a couple of years ago. We talked about Apalachicola, mostly about a town with a past at an important time in its history, and of things shaping what it can be. A few weeks ago in July, I found Tom again and my love for Apalachicolas rich history was refreshed. The difference this summer was I learned Tom was running for Mayor. Tom is engaging in conversation and has a sense of the importance in the delicate balance of yesterday and tomorrow in today. That to me is something rare anymore in those seeking to lead their communities. Now the people of this wonderful town have the opportunity to elect someone I feel to be right with a moment. Tom is prepared to be at the crossroads with you and take the road to tomorrow best suited for the needs of his hometown. I think that is nice. I urge all to give Tom the opportunity to serve the people of Apalachicola and his support. This summer I learned Tom Daly was running for Mayor. Tom will make a meaningful difference in your town. Tony Stallard Lexington, Ky. Opinion A4 | The Times Thursday, August 25, 2011 USPS 027-600 Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 VP/Publisher: Karen Hanes Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Apalachicola Times P.O. Box 820 Apalachicola, FL 32329 Phone 850-653-8868 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT APALACHICOLA, FL 32329 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 Formerly The Apalachicola Times By Nancy White Special to the Times Historical novels satisfy by combining known places and events with human drama, interpreting things through the eyes of different characters. Even more intriguing is the viewpoint of a type of character about whom far less is known, such as a slave in the early 19th-century South. Few slaves were literate; their stories might be told by biased outsiders. But The Eden Hunter sticks an unexpected, foreign man into northwest Florida, giving a strikingly different avor to what might have been a more familiar tale. Kau (leopard) is a pygmy in central Africas Ituri forest whose happy hunter-gatherer life changes when his people are attacked and he is captured and traded to Spanish slavers in 1810. He survives the brutal Atlantic passage and ends up owned by an innkeeper in Pensacola for ve years, living a demeaning life but learning English and Indian languages and befriending the young son. Then he escapes amid tragedy, outruns slavecatchers, and ees eastward, using his jungle skills in the near-jungle of the Panhandle wilderness. While often thinking of the family he loved back on a far-distant continent, Kau encounters gleaming caves, a vanishing river, shooting, noisy outlaws and thieves on horseback, and quieter runaways on foot. He reads signs on the ground, tracks people and animals, and moves deep into what was Spanish territory in name but he saw that more than anything it was everymans land, searching for freedom and peace. Reaching the Apalachicola River, Kau crosses to the east bank bluffs, and heads downstream to the Negro Fort, a real historic place that was the largest maroon community in North America. Maroons were escaped slaves who crafted their own settlements, combining African, Native American, Caribbean, and EuroAmerican lifeways. The British built Negro Fort in 1814, near river mile 20. With Seminoles, Redstick Creeks (a faction siding with the British), Choctaws, and especially escaped slaves and free blacks who joined them during the War of 1812, they established defenses and farm elds. Defeated in 1815 by Andrew Jackson in the Battle of New Orleans, the British then abandoned this fortication on the Apalachicola to their black and Indian recruits. A multiethnic, multilingual, and thriving, though ultimately desperate community, the Negro Fort was a threat to slave-owners as it offered freedom to any who could arrive and help. When Jackson ordered an invasion, American troops and their Creek Indian allies attacked it in April 1816. A hot cannonball from an American gunboat hit the forts ammunition stores, causing a huge explosion that killed or wounded hundreds of men, women, and children. Indian leaders soon retaliated against the Americans, beginning the First Seminole War. During Kaus wanderings he is imprisoned by a black Spanish family in their stinky chickenhouse, then rescued by General Garon, a Negro Fort commander. Kau then experiences the full impact of this famous conict, portrayed with wellimagined details. Many real gures appear, from the fascinating Garon to William McIntosh, a Creek chief helping the Americans, to American commander Colonel Clinch. Archaeological evidence of the Negro Fort remains today just south of Sumatra at Fort Gadsden State Park, with visible earthworks, despite the larger, later American structure. This is the rst novel by Louisiana native and lawyer Skip Horack, a celebrated writer who attended Florida State University. His wellcrafted, spare prose relates stark drama and elegant violence refreshingly free of long literary passages that delay the action, yet with an existential, sometimes heartbreaking focus on Kaus individual choices, and sufferings. Horacks details are good: smoking mullet, sulfur-tasting water, going downriver on the falling tide. His descriptions are wonderfully evocative: at dawn he heard the screams of wood ducks leaving cypress roosts for hidden backwaters and sloughs. These were local birds, ducks somehow born without the instinct to migrate north in the spring. They darted across the chalk sky in twisting, drake-hen pairs. The juxtaposition of scenes from central Africa and the old South is odd but works, and there are magical vignettes of natural beauty and human manipulation of it: wild cattle, forest buffalo, parakeets, and ivorybills (all now gone), Kaus encounter with a leopard and driver ants swarming a corpse, his slow tracking of a feral honeybee and stealing honey from the hive, capturing alligators and curing the meat, watching messenger pigeons sent from the coast with spy notes to the fort. I was glad to see the steaming Florida forest depicted as beautiful as it really is, and as many still appreciate, despite our modern, air-conditioned lives. The weirdest thing about this adventure tale is the protagonist. Congo pygmies were indeed enslaved by other Africans, and Europeans did take slaves from the region, but most slaves in the South came from West Africa and were desired for large, strong bodies, supposedly enabling them to work harder than Indian slaves. But Horack wanted an alien angle, and he has done good anthropological research, describing Kaus teeth led into points, his height at barely 4, and the molimo, his traditional sacred wooden trumpet. Readers will see familiar places in the story: St. Vincent Island with its bountiful resources and proximity to the mainland, or the Apalachicolas Moccasin Slough, where the river would bend and double back and twist like a confused snake, and their raft would stray off course. (I wish a map had been included to show the layout and logistics of history.) The violent, destructive climax is followed by a dreamy, satisfying epilogue. We can identify with this exotic character who seeks a quiet, happy life among the exquisite landscapes of sandy barrier islands, lush oak hammocks, pine forests, and sparkling waters something many of us really want! Archaeologist Nancy White is professor of anthropology at the University of South Florida in Tampa. To reach her, email to nmw@ usf.edu. Intriguing history with a weird angle The Eden Hunter, by Skip Horack. Counterpoint Press, Berkeley, CA, 2010. Paperback, ISBN978-1-58243648-7, $15.95. NANCY WHITE SKIP HORACK Sometimes a time period can really draw you in, even if it is only dealt with through ction. Such is the time period after the First World War for me, especially in England. Im not interested in reading about the Great War, but the stories of the changes in society and the prolonged suffering of the surviving generations is very compelling. I have to admit some of the allure may be the old estates, the family silver and the servants, but this ction knits together that world with the modern world of today. I am just nishing, An Incomplete Revenge,my rst Maisie Dobbs book by Jacqueline Winspear, the fth in her series about the enigmatic character the author has so perfectly created. The year is 1931, but the effects of the war are still very present for Dobbs and the world she inhabits. Families still remember the loss of those who never returned. Towns still commemorate their fallen and tend to the wounds, both physical and emotional, of the survivors. Publishers Weekly says: Winspear vividly evokes England between the wars, when the old order crumbled and new horizons beckoned working women like her appealing heroine. I think I rst discovered this era and its painful panorama when I read Fallen Skies by Philippa Gregory. I was intrigued by the cover of the donated paperback with a apper on it, knowing Gregory was best known for historical ction of a much earlier period. For some the First World War never ended: for the wives and sweethearts of the men who didnt return; and, especially, the men who did return, damaged beyond repair, said The Kirkus Review. The House at Riverton by young Australian author Kate Morton covers the same time at the crumbling estate of the Ashbury familys English country estate, in the years surrounding World War I. It describes an age when Edwardian civility, shaken by war, unravels into the roaring Twenties. While I am told I cannot write about this era in ction without including the work of Charles Todd (actually an American mother and son writing team), his Inspector Ian Rutledge series covers plots lled with murders to be solved, which dont draw my interest. I am going to go with the rst of their new Bess Crawford series, a nurse returning from the war delivering a message from a deceased ofcer she nursed until his death. A Duty to the Dead covers the familiar ground of Kent, England, where I have just been with Maisie Dobbs. One book I found which is of interest but probably will never be owned by this library is: Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Prose Writers of WWI: A Documentary Volume by Steven Trout (2005) I have requested it through Interlibrary Loan. Caty Greene is librarian for the Apalachicola Municipal Library. To reach her, call 653-8436. Reading after The Great War @ THE LIBRARY Caty Greene
Local The Times | A5 Thursday, August 25, 2011 OFFICIAL C ITY GENERAL E LECTI O N BALL O T C ity of C arrabelle September 6, 2011 Aaron Farnsley, AIF CFP MBA Farnsley & Johnston 505 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456 850.227.3336 firstname.lastname@example.org T h e C l i p p e r S h o p p e PUBLIC MEETING OF CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FL CANVASSING BOARD AND CANVASSING OF THE ABSENTEE BALLOTS FOR THE SEPTEMBER 6, 2011 MUNICIPAL ELECTION The City of Apalachicola Canvassing Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. on September 6, 2011, at the Franklin County Supervisor of Elections Ofce, 47 Ave F Apalachicola, Florida. This meeting is open to the public. The Canvassing Board will meet to canvass the absentee ballots for the Municipal Election, to receive queries from the public about absentee ballots. The Canvassing Board will convene at the Franklin County Supervisor of Elections Ofce following the canvassing of the absentee ballots to canvass all other returns as necessary. Sealed absentee ballots received prior to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2011 for the Municipal Election will be available for public inspection from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday September 6, 2011, immediately afterwards, those absentee ballots will be opened and processed; however, not tabulated. Tabulation of all absentee ballots will not begin until after 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday September 6, 2011. Any absentee ballots received after 4:30 p.m. September 6, 2011 will be available for public inspection until opened. Those wishing to inspect absentee ballots received on September 6, 2011 must be present throughout the time referenced. Shortly after receipt, those ballots will be opened and processed; however, not tabulated. Pursuant to Section 101.68 (2) 2, Florida Statutes, if any elector or candidate present believes that an absentee ballot is illegal due to a defect apparent on the voters certicate, he or she may, at any time before the ballot is removed from the envelope, le with the canvassing board a protest against the canvass of that ballot, specifying the precinct, the ballot, and the reason he or she believes the ballot to be illegal. A challenge based upon a defect in the voters certicate may not be accepted after the ballot has been removed from the mailing envelope. The City of Apalachicola Canvassing Board will reconvene if necessary on Wednesday September 7, 2011 at 10 a.m. to complete the canvass of precinct returns and canvass provisional ballots. The City of Apalachicola Canvassing Board will convene on September 8, 2011 at 10:00 am at the Franklin County Supervisor of Elections Ofce, 47 Ave. F, Apalachicola, FL. The purpose of this meeting is to conduct a manual audit of the voting systems used in a randomly selected race. In accordance with the Sunshine Law of Florida, all canvassing Board meetings are open to the public. Note: Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, states that if a person decides to appeal any decision by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at a meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SCHOOL from page A1 We had some minor things we have to address, some transportation challenges and capacity of the cafeteria, but by next week we ought to have those kinks worked out. Chimene Johnson, prin cipal of the Apalachicola Bay Charter School (ABC), said they also welcomed a large group of 336, just shy of the capacity 340 students. We had an excellent turnout, with 98 percent at tending orientation, she said Monday. This morn ing, we had a great turnout; it ran very smoothly. We had a lot of new little faces. Johnson said the school still faces a waiting list of about 27 students for grades kindergarten through third. We are maxxed at 18 per classroom, she said. New ABC classroom teachers include pre-kin dergarten instructor Dana Hicks, formerly a long-term substitute; new middle school math and science teacher Karen Ward, who is returning to ABC after a stint at the consolidated school; and middle school math teacher Anna Keel, who moved here from Aus tin, Texas after six years of teaching experience, includ ing two years with gifted and ESE students. New teachers at the Franklin County School in clude Sally Wheeler, teach ing business education; Michael Sweatt, teaching physical education; middle school science teacher Sta cy Debaughn; middle school math teacher Paul Marxsen; high school science teacher Beth Roop; high school ESE teacher Charlie Wilkinson, who returns after a brief retirement; Missy Cumbie, who will now teaching sec ond grade; and Hilary Stan ton, who is now the full-time middle school social studies teacher. Returning after a medical leave is Stephanie Howze, teaching high school social studies, and new full-time guidance counselor, Roder ick Robinson. Retired this year are kin dergarten teacher Ida Mar garet Meyer; dean of cur riculum Deborah Huckeba; guidance counselor Diane McGrath; and rst grade teacher Eva White. The new school year starts against the backdrop of ongoing negotiations be tween the district and the teachers union. The school board has decided not to keep long time negotiator Jerry Cope land on a retainer and will instead be represented by district administrator Nick OGrady and nance direc tor Roy Carroll. I agree with the boards decision not to rehire Jerry Copelands consulting rm, said Denise Roux, head of the local teachers union. It has to be said Mr. Copeland was very knowledgeable about labor law and I learned a great deal from him. I ex pect negotiations will have a different tenor now and they certainly might be slowed down. Roux said the union pre sented a plan providing for early retiree buyouts, which could see retirees opting for a one-time buyout of 25 percent of their teachers salary and health care for 14 months. In exchange, a career teacher thinking about re tirement might have an incentive to take this pack age, Roux said. Theres a time-certain element, so teachers would have to make decisions quickly. Negotiations resume Sept. 1, Roux said, with no agreement yet on whether teachers are willing to ac cept six furlough days or a freeze on step increases, as the school district is seek ing. a situation with taxes where we dont have the money coming in. I cannot jus tify having the residents to bear that burden. Ash said she was con cerned the city had not ex plored other revenue op tions we visited last year. Those are things were going to have to tap into to get revenues owing in, so we can give our employ ees the nancial tools they need in this day. They did very well in keeping the overtime down last year and I applaud them, she said, while at the same time remind ing the audience that she, like others in the private sector, must pay a portion of their health insurance premiums, unlike city em ployees. Its something were going to have to do as in dividuals, make sacrices. Collectively as a govern ment and individually as a staff, she said. I cannot see burdening the peo ple with whats going on here. Audience member Judy Luten spoke in favor of requiring greater employ ee contribution towards health coverage. Ive worked lots of jobs in my life and Ive never been anyplace where theyve paid all my insur ance before, she said. I dont have health insur ance now; I cant afford it. Im just hanging on by my toenails. I dont under stand how you can justify that the employees dont contribute. Mathes said the citys health insurance premi ums will rise about 9 per cent next year, costing the city about $6,545 per employee each year. Last year, to secure a better rate for their health care coverage, the city opted for a Blue Cross-Blue Shield plan that raised the annual deductible to $1,500 and in creased co-payments. City commissioners spent a considerable por tion of the workshop dis cussing whether health insurance should be ex tended to librarian Caty Greene. Central to the dis cussion is whether Greene, who works 30 hours a week, is a city employee under City Administrator Betty Taylor Webb, or employed by the library board and answerable to them. Its like the library is neither sh nor fowl to the city, said board mem ber Susan Clementson, who outlined the history of Greenes employment and how money from the Margaret Key bequest has been used to offset some library costs. The commissioners agreed to look into the possibility of partnering with the county, perhaps though a memorandum of agreement, that would af liate the city library with the county system. Tuesdays budget dis cussions come amidst the backdrop of a city election, where incumbent Mayor Van Johnson is facing a challenge from Tom Daly. The two squared off twice last week in public fo rums, rst at the HCOLA forum Aug. 18 at the Sixth Street Recreation Center, and Monday at Caf Con Leche. Johnson has defended a millage increase, contend ing that we either raise taxes a little bit, or cut ser vices, and arguing that most peoples taxes will rise only slightly as a result of the millage increase. You cant have it both ways, he said Tuesday. We either lower taxes and affect everybody or raise taxes. Daly has said he would exhaust all options before raising the millage and has called for greater scrutiny of the budgets line items. He has also argued that the city has not done enough to increase revenues. There are ways to nd revenue and expense re ductions that we have not been looking for, he said last week. Revenue allo cation is the real issue. MILLAGE from page A1 DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Franklin County sophomore Jeremy Hunt escorts his little sister, kindergartner Caitlin King. Its something were going to have to do as individuals, make sacrices. Collectively as a government and individually as a staff. I cannot see burdening the people with whats going on here. Commissioner Brenda Ash
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P lease Call 850-697-2345 for an appointment. 110 NE 5th S t, Carrabelle 850-697-2345 (next to the Health D epartment) CITY OF CARRABELLE PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF CITY ORDINANCE The City Commission of the City of Carrabelle, Florida, proposes to enact the following ordinance: ORDINANCE NO. 449 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CARRABELLE, FLORIDA AMENDING THE CARRABELLE ZONING CODE; AMENDING THE CITY OF CARRABELLE ZONING MAP; DESIGNATIONG AND ESTABLISHING THE AVONDALE PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT; ADOPTING CERTAIN REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AVONDALE PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT TO SUPPLEMENT REQUIREMENTS IN THE CARRABELLE ZONING CODE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The proposed Ordinance may be inspected during regular hours at Carrabelle City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., 1001 Gray Ave., Carrabelle, FL Monday through Friday, or call 850-697-2727. The proposed Ordinance will be considered for enactment during a public hearing to be held 6:00p.m., Thursday September 1, 2011 at the Carrabelle City Hall located at 1001 Gray Ave, Carrabelle, FL. Interested parties may appear at the hearing and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. If an individual decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to this meeting, a verbatim transcript may be required. If so, the individual should make provision for a transcript to be made at the meeting, (RE: Florida Statute 286.0105). Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the city at least 48 hours before the meeting by contacting Keisha Smith at the above address or phone number. that covers four habitats and 180 species. When youre here, its easy to see how getting the water right is important, Vinyard said, describing Apalachicola Bay as the oyster belt of Florida. Vinyard, an attorney and former shipping executive with a background in environmental law, heads the DEP, which costs about $1.47 billion and encompasses 3,434 employees. Vinyard did not directly address the current water war woes, which were complicated in June when the 11th Circuit Court overturned a decision by the U.S. Circuit Court in Jacksonville, ruling that providing drinking water to Atlanta is an authorized use of Lake Lanier. This means the Georgia city can continue to withdraw large amounts of water from the lake during droughts, affecting supply all the way south to the estuary. Former DEP Secretary Mike Soles was a vocal advocate for affected Florida counties in the water wars debate, while Gov. Rick Scotts administration has kept a lower prole, with a stated preference to avoid litigation. The day began with a ribbon cutting, attended by about three dozen Franklin County ofcials, journalists and environmental activists, to ofcially launch the facility, which rst opened in March. Research scientist Lee Edmiston, who had directed the DEPs Ofce of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas, is the newly appointed ANERR director, replacing Seth Blitch, who oversaw creation of the $9.3 million center. The design and the exhibits in the new facility are meant to give visitors an orientation to where they are in Florida and in this important watershed, said Edmiston in his welcome. The exhibits demonstrate the connectivity among the river, bay and Gulf habitats. County Commissioner Pinki Jackel, whose district includes Eastpoint, told the gathering she felt privileged to protect the ecosystem of the estuary, but warned that protecting the inow of fresh water and taking of water is a major challenge, in Florida. In her remarks, Anita Grove, director of the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, urged cooperation among Apalachicola Bay stakeholders. It all works very well together; she said. Tourism and the seafood industry help to protect the area. Vinyard thanked the community for its dedication to protecting and supporting the reserve. You are the glue that holds this together day to day, he said. The secretary then began his guided tour of the ANERR building by feeding the sh and turtles in several of the observation tanks. He provided an ornate diamondback terrapin a drink of fresh water from an oyster bucket, since these turtles, which live in brackish water, need to drink fresh water, usually in the form of rain, to survive. Before the visit was over, he had seen the research labs, a coastline restoration project and even the recycling bins. The new facility includes 825-squarefeet of research laboratory space, a 900-square-foot meeting room and a 450square-foot theater where a nine-minute feature lm orients visitors to the area. In addition to water quality monitoring and research into commercial sheries management, the new facility has a sophisticated geographic information systems database used to educate coastal managers and visiting researchers about the area and its ecology. The morning ended with a low country boil provided by the Friends of the Reserve, Vinyard promised to return to the county soon, and that next time, he plans to take a boat trip up the river. DIPS from page A1 bankruptcy, blaming a soft housing market. The city leased the 22 acres where the building stands to Hexaport for $10 a year. Hexaport promised to assemble 400 houses a year and employ scores of local workers. Markham told Butler South American mer chants are clambering to locate deepwater ports for trade, which could present an opportunity for Carrabelle. Markham said Oppor tunity Florida is current ly installing broadband in the eight-county area they serve and is seek ing towers, which might be another business op portunity for Carrabelle. We might be able to rent them space on the water towers or build a tower, Butler said. Butler is seeking ways to market Carrabelles available business loca tions outside of the coun ty. He hopes that, once the EDC is formed, the group can have a dialogue with landowners and discuss what they would like to do with their vacant build ings. He said he has found that existing forums like Floridas Great North west are not a good t for most commercial proper ties in the city. Butler believes the city should be proactive in setting regulations for downtown development. There are three ele ments that need to be ad dressed, height restric tions, clean development and environmentally sound businesses, he said. We have to get mul tiple people together and determine what we want the business district to look like. The problem is we never get a consensus from the businesses and the city. He envisions the EDC identifying development projects and preparing proposals that will be shovel-ready should fund ing opportunities become available. He said the council would report to the city commission monthly. We would take our direction from the commission, he said. Butler can nd no stat ute dealing with munici pal EDCs but has stud ied guidelines for county councils. This is people meet ing, he said. It doesnt need an administrator. It is something we are trying to bring into exis tence. Weve got to decide what is our sense of place and what might happen that we would lose it. I dont know how to make it happen, but enough people who are smarter than us will show up to help us. EDC from page A1 LOIS SWOBODA | The Times ANERR researcher Jenna Wanat, left, gives an overview of research projects to, from left, ANERR Director Lee Edmiston, ANERR researcher Danielle Jones, DEP Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. and County Commissioner Pinki Jackel.
The Times | A7 Thursday, August 25, 2011 OFFICIAL C ITY PRIMARY EL E CTI O N BALL O T C ity of A palachiola September 6, 2011 PUBLIC MEETING OF CITY OF CARRABELLE, FL CANVASSING BOARD AND CANVASSING OF THE ABSENTEE BALLOTS FOR THE SEPTEMBER 6, 2011 MUNICIPAL ELECTION The City of Carrabelle Canvassing Board will meet at 5:00 p.m. on September 6, 2011, at City Hall, City Commission Room, 1001 Gray Ave., Carrabelle, Florida. This meeting is open to the public. The Canvassing Board will meet to canvass the absentee ballots for the Municipal Election, to receive queries from the public about absentee ballots. The Canvassing Board will convene at the City Commission Room following the canvassing of the absentee ballots to canvass all other returns as necessary. Sealed absentee ballots received prior to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2011 for the Municipal Election will be available for public inspection from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday September 6, 2011, immediately afterwards, those absentee ballots will be opened and processed; however, not tabulated. Tabulation of all absentee ballots will not begin until after 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday September 6, 2011. Any absentee ballots received after 5:00 p.m. September 6, 2011 will be available for public inspection until opened. Those wishing to inspect absentee ballots received on September 6, 2011 must be present throughout the time referenced. Shortly after receipt, those ballots will be opened and processed; however, not tabulated. Pursuant to Section 101.68 (2) 2, Florida Statutes, if any elector or candidate present believes that an absentee ballot is illegal due to a defect apparent on the voters certicate, he or she may, at any time before the ballot is removed from the envelope, le with the canvassing board a protest against the canvass of that ballot, specifying the precinct, the ballot, and the reason he or she believes the ballot to be illegal. A challenge based upon a defect in the voters certicate may not be accepted after the ballot has been removed from the mailing envelope. The City of Carrabelle Canvassing Board will reconvene if necessary on Wednesday September 7, 2011 at 10 a.m. to complete the canvass of precinct returns and canvass provisional ballots. The City of Carrabelle Canvassing Board will convene on September 8, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the Franklin County Supervisor of Elections Ofce, at 47 Ave F, Apalachicola, FL. The purpose of this meeting is to conduct a manual audit of the voting systems used in a randomly selected race. In accordance with the Sunshine Law of Florida, all canvassing Board meetings are open to the public. Note: Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, states that if a person decides to appeal any decision by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at a meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. ST. JAME S BAY GOLF COUR S E LOT .22 acre pie shaped lot on the 13th Fairway! This is a fantastic deal at this price no banks are involved so easy to close! 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The purpose of NLJC is to give students instruction and practice in the courtesies that make life more pleasant for them and those around them. Students actively learn courtesies through a creative method employing role playing, skits and games. Standard ballroom and line dancing is taught using nationally approved top 40 music. In addition to the usual courtesies connected with dancing and etiquette, character instruction is also provided regarding the following: honor, respect, ethics, sportsmanship, acknowledgments of gifts, behavior at cultural and civic events, correspondence, interaction in groups, introductions, paying and receiving compliments, receiving lines, table manners, instructional dinners, electronic etiquette, cell phone courtesy and many other areas of social conduct. The program, with headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., was established in 1979 and has licensed local cotillions nationwide. The cotillion includes monthly classes plus a Holly Ball and Spring Ball, and instructional three-, veand seven-course dinners. The program has met with equal success in metropolitan areas including Atlanta, Orlando, Minneapolis, Houston and in small communities across the country, Winters said. Melissa Varnes, Lincoln Dawson to wed Larry and Barbara Varnes of Cairo, Ga. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Ann, to Lincoln Wayne Dawson of Moultrie, Ga. Lincoln is the son of Janice and Robert Spradley of Ellenton, Ga., and Wayne and Brenda Dawson of Baconton, Ga. Melissa is the granddaughter of Ella Johnson of Cairo, the late Carroll W. Johnson and the late Cecil and Delores Varnes of Apalachicola. She is a graduate of Thomas County Central High School, Bainbridge College and Brenau University, Gainesville, Ga. She has a masters degree in occupational therapy and is employed by Archbold Memorial Hospital, Thomasville, Ga. Lincoln is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Malone Dawson of Lakeland and the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Leon Waters of Hartsfield, Ga. He is a graduate of Colquitt County High School, served in the United States Army with tours in South Korea and Iraq and is currently employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Pelham, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Oct. 1, at Cairo Church of God, and all family and friends are invited to attend. Buzier graduates from Rutherford Laura Buzier graduated from Rutherford High School in ceremonies held May 19 at Tommy Oliver Stadium in Panama City. She was one of 277 students to graduate with the Class of 2011. She is the daughter of Penni and David A. Buzier of Panama City. Her grandparents are Betty and Cubie Hicks of Panama City; Adolph Buzier Sr. of Apalachicola; and Dora and Eddie Curti and Audrey Moses and Myrtle Rafeld Danley, all of Bay County. Laura has many relatives and friends in Apalachicola, including the Buzier and Moses families and others. She is also the greatgranddaughter of the late Esther and Costa Buzier Sr. of Apalachicola. Rocha graduates Air Force basic training Air Force Airman Brien A. Rocha has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive eightweek program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical tness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Rocha is the son of Jeanne Coogan, of Metuchen, N.J., and Mark Rocha, of Lighthouse Road in Carrabelle. Rocha graduated in 2010 from Metuchen High School. Junior Cotillions league aims for county Engagement Achievements
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His Godmother is Ms. Stephnia Turrell, and great-grandparents are Jimmie and Mary Rochelle. His Godfather is the late Willie Weaver, Jr., and his girlfriend is Lt. Pam. Lewis, his Top Cop since kindergarten. Love always, The Family, GiGi and Poppi Helen Hicks celebrated her 80th birthday Aug. 4. She was delighted to nd 60 family and friends gathered at the Eastpoint Firehouse for a surprise party in her honor. They traveled from as far away as North Carolina and South Florida. Helen, known to those who love her most as Meme, is the wife of the late Harvey Hicks. She has three children, nine grand-children, 16 great-grandchildren and four greatgreat-grandchildren. She was blessed with many gifts for this occasion, but none could be as great as the love she has given us. Meme, we love you to the moon and back! By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer Mary Britz of Lanark Village celebrated her 90th birthday earlier this month with a surprise party at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. The party, the brainchild of daughters Cheryl and Gail, drew more than 100 people. Cheryl lives with Miss Mary in Lanark Village, and Gail drove down from her home in Hurricane, W.Va., bringing along three grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. Miss Mary said she had no idea a party was planned. I was home making spaghetti sauce for supper, and I wondered why nobody was around to help me, she said. I hadnt even seen Gail yet, but I knew she had arrived. The kids said Lets go up to the Legion. I thought we were going to have a beer or drink. While they parked, I opened the back door by myself, and the room was full of people standing up waiting for me, Britz said. Nobody ever gave me such a party. There were two 92-year old Army nurses at the party, and they said they didnt get a party like that. The festivities featured a beautiful cake and two dozen roses, a dozen each of white and purple. There was lots of food, too, along with cards and presents, and the children were given a special playroom. I want to thank everybody who came, she said. Some of them were people I didnt even know. She said her family ate the spaghetti the next night. Miss Mary was born Aug. 3, 1921, in Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated high school in 1939 and enrolled in nursing school. World War II broke out while she was training. She and two other nurses from her class joined the Navy Nurse Corps immediately after graduation. It was such an exciting thing, and I was so happy to be able to do something for my country, said Miss Mary. She entered the service as a commissioned ofcer and after indoctrination in Great Lakes, Ill., was transferred to Balboa Park in San Diego. This was her rst big trip and rst visit to the West Coast. She said the young recruits had lots of fun on the troop trains. From one end of the train to the other, we just ambled around and talked, she said. At Balboa, she had her baptism of re. We admitted and cared for huge drafts of wounded boys from Iwo Jima and Okinawa, she said. When they could travel, they were sent to the hospital nearest their home. She remained in San Diego during 1944 and 1945. Carrabelles been good to me, she said. Ive enjoyed it. My husband and I retired here in 1981, and we stayed in Sea Breeze Campground for seven years. During the summer, we went to Port Clinton, Ohio, where we had a mobile home on the water at Parcel Post Park. The Britzes bought Miss Marys current home in Lanark Village in 1991. Eight years later, Miss Mary lost her husband in a tragic collision caused by a drunk driver. She chose to remain in Carrabelle. Everybodys been so wonderful; this is my home now, she said. Miss Mary is still in recovery from major surgery in October, but she still volunteers one day a week at the Camp Gordon Johnston Museum, sharing her memories of the war. She and daughter Cheryl are planning a trip to visit Gail in Hurricane this fall. Miss Mary said she is also considering writing a memoir. Happy BIRTHDAY Friends, family throw birthday blitz for Mary BritzFLO RIDA P H O T OG RA P HI C COLLEC TI ON | Special to the Times Helen Hicks won rst place for oyster shucking at the Florida Seafood Festival in the 1960s.Happy 10th birthday, Donate Happy Birthday, Betty Celebrating an extraordinary life
The Times | A9 Thursday, August 25, 2011 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 Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church -Your Church on the Coast2653 Highway 98 East P.O. Box 729, Lanark Village, Fl 32323 Pastor: Father Eddie Jones Mass Schedule: Saturday: (Vigil) 5:00 PM Sunday: 7:30 AM (850)697-3669 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. After a courageous 2year battle with head and neck cancer, Scott Plumblee, 48, of Atlanta, Ga., passed away peacefully in the early morning of Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. Scott was born and raised in Cobb County, graduating from South Cobb High School and Georgia State University. He was the senior vice president of Strategic Alliances at First Data, where he worked for 18 years, and a member of Northside United Methodist Church in Atlanta. Scott was the husband of Heather Thomas Plumblee, who faithfully loved and supported him during their 22 years of marriage. His beloved daughters are Kate, 19, graduate of The Westminster Schools and sophomore at the University of Georgia; and Paige, 17, senior at Westminster. He is also survived by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Harry E. Plumblee of Kennesaw, Ga.; sister, Kim Plumblee Davis, of Richmond, Va.; brother, Greg Plumblee, of Studio City, Calif.; parents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Eugene Thomas, of Austell, Ga.; three brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; three nieces; and six nephews. His family and friends have been forever impacted and changed by Scotts Christian testimony, bravery and dignity while ghting this disease. He loved family, friends and his co-workers immensely. Amazing Grace characterized his life. Visitation to pay respects was at Pattersons Oglethorpe Hill, Tuesday evening, Aug. 23. Friends and family attended a celebration of his life on Wednesday morning, Aug. 24, at Northside United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Ga. A private burial was conducted for immediate family. In lieu of owers, the family would appreciate donations in Scotts honor to The Scott Plumblee Family Trust c/o Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, attn: Graham Roberts, 3280 Peachtree Road, N.E., Suite 1900, Atlanta, GA 30305; ScottPlumblee.com; Northside United Methodist Church, 2799 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA; or Head and Neck Cancer Fund of Winship Cancer Institute, c/o Ofce of Gift Records, Emory University, 1762 Clifton Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30322. David Scott Plumblee SCOTT PLUMBLEE Funeral services for Mr. Tilden Tommy Tucker, 51, of Jackson, S.C., who entered into rest Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the Posey Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Jerry Davis ofciating. Mr. Tucker was a native of Eastpoint, having made Jackson his home for the past 25 years. He was a construction superintendent. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Florence W. Flo Tucker; two daughters and a son-inlaw, Jessica and Ryan Ferguson, Jackson, S.C., and Kristyn Tucker, Spartanburg, S.C.; two brothers, Earl Tucker and Gilbert Tucker, both of Eastpoint; ve sisters, Cathy Barber, Eastpoint, Bettsy Wheetley, Quincy, Elizabeth Patton, Neeces, S.C., Ann Hunt, Aiken, S.C., and Pam Green, Brandon, Wis.; and two grandchildren, Gavin Taylor Ferguson and Keegan Thomas Ferguson. The family received friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta was in charge of arrangements. Visit the registry online at www. poseyfuneraldirectors. com.T ilden T ommy T ucker TILDEN TOMMY TUCKER The Lanark Village Association will host a memorial luncheon in Chillas Hall at noon Saturday, Aug. 27, in remembrance of Walter Frank Rush. Rush, who resided at 2323 Enabob St. in Lanark Village, passed away Aug. 7, 2011. All Lanark Village Association members, friends, acquaintances and family are invited. In addition to your presence, a covered dish or dessert will be welcomed.Walter Frank Rush By Pamela Shiver Special to the Times There is nothing sweeter than a child who is innocent and nave to the evils of the world. She believes people are essentially good and is unaware of the meanness that some possess. She does not have to hear ghting, foul language or live in a cloud of smoke. She does not have to witness drug use, nudity or illicit behavior live or on TV. The atmosphere at home should be a haven from the elements that corrupt virtue. A home should be a sanctuary, free from fear, corruption and chaos. Unfortunately, we cannot keep our children in a bubble. One day they have to venture out. Then your child will be enlightened to the things that their friends are exposed to at home. The parents of their friends might not see the need to monitor the things that you feel should be taboo. To further exasperate the parent who has set a standard of not allowing their child to watch anything that is above a PG rating, the movie industry decides to lower its standard. I recently watched a PG-rated cartoon that contained at least ve profane words and characters that smoked. I nd it very disturbing that a childs movie contains adult situations, profanity and innuendos that are intended for adults. Some say that the situations and cuss words that are in nearly every movie are essential for conveying a realistic message. I think I can get the point without it. If you intend on keeping your childs ears pure, I suggest that you do not turn the radio to anything but Christian and oldies stations. Country music used to be the lesser of the evils, but you might hear a song that promotes killing someone by poisoning their peas or loving, leaving and cheating. Some secular rock contains lyrics that suggest killing yourself, rebellion and drug use. Heavy metal rock might suggest that your child should kill those that oppress him or promote sinister thoughts. Rap music stations do not touch the bottom of the familyfriendly scale of suitable listening lyrics. Male rappers convey themselves as pimps and cheapen girls with demeaning lyrics. What better way to create a low self-image and taint the personal integrity of a child? There is something disturbing about a small child dropping it to the oor or backing that thing up, like a club dancer, but that is just my opinion. An adult can choose his environment; however, a child cannot. As a child, I was oblivious to the corruption in my surroundings until I reached the age of accountability. I never heard my dad say a cuss word in my life. As a teenager, I mockingly labeled him Father Jim because of his pristine manner. As a parent, I desired the same wholesomeness for my children. We only have one chance to get it right, folks. Your child is the most precious gift that God has given you. The Bible refers to children as a blessing, a crown and our glory and gives us specic instructions on how we should raise them. It also warns us in Luke 17:2, It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. A parent is labeled negligent if they allow their child to do something dangerous that result in injury. Allowing the corruption of a child should also be criminal. A child does not have the capability to protect herself from the things she is receiving through the eyes and ears under the direction of someone that they trust. Their minds are not capable of discerning good and bad unless someone teaches them. Without that teaching, they grow up having a distorted view of what is right and wrong, oblivious to the consequences. There are far worse things to fear other than your child being a nerd. You might not be able to keep your children untainted by the world, but you can give them a safe haven in their own home that will establish principles and morals within them that might protect them at the appropriate time. If they ask you why they cannot listen to the songs, watch the movies or play the games that their friends do, just let them know that some may, but you may not. We welcome all suggestions and hope you enjoy this weekly article. Please send all emails to Scott and Pamela Shiver at frontline247@ mac.com. By Mel Kelly Special to the Times Another of the good ol guys is gone. Our world in Carrabelle will be less full without his grin, his good cheer, his wonderful heartfelt hugs and kisses. He cared about all of us. And he left way too soon for all of us who cared about him. Mr. Freddy fought a strong, brave ght against the demon cancer. At rst he won the battles, but then nally the killer overpowered his strength and resolve and claimed victory in their war. Cancer took him from his family and friends, leaving behind his beloved wife Cathy, their son David and cherished grandchildren. It robbed the town and his shing buddies of a good companion and a valued citizen. After retirement from his real job with General Motors, Cathy and Freddy made a new home and life for themselves in Carrabelle. They quickly became active in their church, ministering to others in their own very personal ways and hand in hand, making a neverto-be-forgotten good impression on all who knew them. Although they moved here less than 10 years ago, some who met them never guessed the Pucketts had not been longtime residents, even locals. It is true that many others of Carrabelles residents today are transplants themselves, nding new life, new adventures, perhaps anonymity or new purpose in the town we call home. But how does a smallstatured man from Georgia make such a tall mark in his adopted town by simply casting out new oars and lines? I wonder if Freddy knew that he was living the thoughts of former President Herbert Hoover: Fishing is a discipline in the equality of men, for all men are equal before sh. Was it Freddys love and skill with a shing boat and tackle that helped him nd new friendships and companions? Other Carrabelle shermen, some transplants themselves, recognized his abilities and strengths on the water and enjoyed swapping stories and the extra sh that Freddie always brought home. Whether he provided lets for friends at home, church or an area restaurant, Freddy knew the waters and where to nd the best catch, no matter what time of year or weather. He learned early and well the real meaning of the Fishermans Song: Of all the worlds enjoyments/That Make your home a sanctuary Obituaries YOUTH MATTERS Pamela Shiver THOUGHTS FOR THE TIMES Mel Kelly High Calling Church High Calling Church of Eastpoint would like to thank all of the folks who made Saturday, Aug. 13s outreach a success. Your help made the gift of over 300 sh dinners, given away in appreciation of our community emergency/law enforcement and rst responders, possible. Card of THANKS A good guy who fought the brave ght ever valued were; Theres none of our employments/With shing can compare. Thomas DUrfey Freddys weatherbeaten smile and leprechaun look that went everywhere with him made him special to all of us who liked him immediately. When we rst heard the news that doctors had found cancer, it was terrible. In his typical sportsman fashion, he fought that battle and seemed to win. Then came the nal blow. He would have to ght again bravely again for his very life, against terrible odds. Sadly, now, he has left his family and community behind on this shore to mourn the passing of this dear husband, father and friend. I am standing on the sea shore, A ship sails in the morning breeze and starts for the ocean. She is an object of beauty and I stand watching her Till at last she fades on the horizon and someone at my side says: She is gone. Gone! Where? Gone from my sight that is all. She is just as large in the masts, hull and spars as she was when I saw her and just as able to bear her load of living freight to its destination. The diminished size and total loss of sight is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says, She is gone, there are others who are watching her coming, and other voices take up a glad shout: There she comes and that is dying. An horizon and just the limit of our sight. Lift us up, Oh Lord, that we may see further. Bishop Brent 1862 1926 Goodbye, dear Freddy well be watching for your grin as we too cross over! Mel Kelly is a frequent contributor to the Apalachicola and Carrabelle Times. Faith
It has been a hot, but busy summer on St. Vincent Island. The staff and volunteers have been busy monitoring wildlife particularly sea turtles, birds and red wolves and performing ongoing maintenance on the island. The turtle patrol has marked 61 turtle nests, including one green turtle nest, which is a rst on the island. This season has more nests on the island than any other year in this decade. This increase in the number of turtle nests has also been noted in most other turtle egg laying areas in the state. So far, more than 1,000 hatchlings have been recorded on the island with a large number of nests still to hatch. In early June, a lightning strike ignited a wildre west of the cabin toward the center of the island. This re, known as the C-4 Fire, burned 1,297 acres and was the largest documented wildre on the island in the last 20 years. The refuge was assisted by two threeman crews and Type 6 Engines from Bog Oaks National Wildlife Refuge in Indiana and from the Bureau of Land Management. This re was one of many in the Southeast caused by an exceptionally hot and dry spring. St. Vincent Island was closed much of the month of June because of this large wildre. While many high school students have been relaxing on the beach or socializing with their friends, Sylvia Sheline, a senior at Port St. Joe High School, spent eight weeks of her summer on the island working with the refuge staff. Sylvia proved to be an excellent choice for this YCC (Youth Conservation Corp) position. She assisted with turtle surveys, helped remove exotic vegetation, tracked red wolves, posted signs in closed eagle nesting areas, built protective turtle cages to protect eggs from predators and was involved in all sorts of island maintenance. Sylvia said she has lived close to the island all her life but didnt realize what was there. She didnt know you could volunteer to work on the island and had no idea how large the island was. I had no idea there was such depth to the island, Sylvia said. You cant see anything but the edge of the island from C30. There are dunes, oak trees and so much variety on the island. Her favorite area is the far east end of the island, so different from the pine forest area on the west end across from the Indian Pass boat ramp. Sylvia said she enjoyed every aspect of the island, including working with the refuge staff and volunteers hauling posts, tracking wolves, setting coon traps, catching mullet for bait for the traps, building hog pens and whatever else needed doing. After spending a summer on the island, Sylvia is considering being a wildlife biologist, a career those who knew her this summer hope she will pursue. With all the national budget cuts, the National Wildlife Refuge Association is facing the possibility of some very severe funding cuts that could even result in the closing of St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge. Though we realize that budget cuts will be necessary, we hope Congress will recognize what a public treasure national wildlife refuges are. When Congress reconvenes, please let your congressmen know how much we care about these refuges, and ask them to vote no on the proposed legislation, which is titled HR 2584. You can read more about the proposed cuts and even generate a letter to your congressman at http://refugenet.eactionmax.com. Click on Protect Funding for Refuges. Monthly tours will resume this Oct. 12. Our enhanced website will give you a lot of details about the tours plus a convenient place to sign up. Just click on Island Tour Sign Up. The tour is free, but participants must make a reservation at www. stvincentfriends.com, and seats are lled on a rstcome, rst-served basis. There is a small charge for boat transportation to and from the island. Bring everything you need, including drinking water and leave only your footprints behind. This column is provided by the Supporters of St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge. Corner of Marina Drive next to Piggly Wiggly Port St. Joe, FL www.BWOsh.com Everything for your Outdoor Adventure 151 WEST HIG HW AY 98, P. S .J A LL S W I MW EA R UP T O 50 % OFF R EG UL A R PR I C E COME SEE US! Freshwater All eyes are on the Mexico Beach kingsh tournament this weekend. Gag grouper comes back into season in just a few weeks, but after much debate, the powers that be decided not to open fall snapper shing this year. Trigger sh and black sea bass are thick over the hard bottom out of Indian Pass, and this past weekend a few good kingsh were, too! Offshore Howard Creek and well into the river system have had success with bream, bass and even sheepshead. Catsh are abundant in the rivers and lakes, with large numbers of channel cats. Fly shing under limbs on downed trees in Depot Creek with Bea-Bea bugs will produce a limit of red breast bream with some patience and some bug spray. As this month comes to an end, the shing on the Forgotten Coast should improve. Water and air temps should start to decline and increase sh feeding and movement. St Joe Bay will be at a peak for scallop harvesting the next few weeks. This years crop has been great, and many reported easy pickings and bigger meat. Redsh schools have been spotted on Towns Beach in St. Joe and at Eagle Harbor on the Cape side of the bay. These sh are on the spooky side, so light tackle and small baits should get their attention without scaring them away. Flounder gigging has been on the rise with good reports from Indian Pass and also in the bay. SP ONS ORED B Y Thursday August 25 Page A10 By Brook Pittman and Morgan Walker Special to the Times This Boy Scout and Venture Crew trip to North Carolina was fun and eventful with the guidance of Scoutmaster Larry Hale at the wheel of our adventures, and always following behind were Ron Copley and Suzanne Cream er. We embarked at 7 a.m. on Sunday, July 31, all ready for a week with no sleep but plenty of adventure. Our rst excursion was to Chimney Rock, which proved to be long and exhausting with 720 steps. Those with pride and devotion nally crawled their way to the American ag at the peak of the quest. Unfortunately we had an ankle injury on this arduous hike. Poor Bryce Tobin strained a ligament, but he was a trooper and managed to join in most of the activities anyways. The next day held our most trying chal lenge for all: a 1.5-mile hike uphill at breathtaking elevation to Looking Glass Mountain, where everyone bested their acrophobia and scaled the mountain walls. Of course this was only possible after an afternoon at the Climb Max Indoor Gym the previous day, where they learned all of the proper knots and safety pro cedures. The day was nally completed with a chilling plunge at Sliding Rock. Despite the cold water, the scouts were right at home going down the Nantahala Riv er. With Patricia Hale and Brook Pittman be ing the guides of their lives in the Class Three rapids, scouts were exposed to a new sort of water sport. Everyone aboard was drenched after the two separate rafts held open re on one another, splashing ceaselessly with the treacherous oars. Fortunately, we had no whitewater swimmers and everyone reached land safely. The next morning was spent at the home of the gracious Carol Miley, a friend of Larry and Patricias. She was a wonderful hostess; even the boys were delighted by her intricate tea cups and saucers. Later that day the scouts learned a little about geology while mining for gems near Bryson City. The last day in the mountains we went to Bust-Your-Butt Falls, which is a traditional visit for Troop 22. Everyone was diving off a 20-foot ledge into ice cool water and sliding down the small waterfalls. After that every one received a lesson in history while watch ing Unto These Hills, a drama telling the story of the Cherokee and The Trail of Tears. This story was produced and preformed by the Cherokees themselves. Bright and early the next day, Larry woke everyone to clean the cabin and pack the gear in order to disembark our journey and set sail for Franklin County. The scouts would like to thank Larry and Patricia Hale for organizing this trip and putting up with them for a whole week. They would also like to thank Mrs. Su zanne Creamer and Mr. Ron Copley, the other brave adult leaders, for risking their sanity and going the High Adventure trip with them. Brook Pittman and Morgan Walker are students at Franklin County High School. Turtle nest numbers up this season on the island BIRDS-EYE VIEW FROM ST. VINCENT ISLAND By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer In the heat of summer, the plants in bloom are tougher than at any other time of year. This week, lets look at three native plants, all of which are found in our gardens as well. All three blooms have a purple tinge and are showy at the roadside. First lets look rst at dainty kiss me quick, pictured below also known as pink purslane and rose moss ( Portulaca pilosa ). This is a close relative of Portulaca grandaora, the cultivated portulaca also called rose moss or moss rose, as well as time ower or ten o clock ower. P. grandiora originated in southern South America, and kiss me quick is native to the southern U.S. Portulacas are succulents and grow well under harsh dry conditions. They tolerate almost any well-drained soil, are salt tolerant and do well in containers. They require little watering and no care but need full sun to bloom. They are excellent for use in rock gardens or between stones. If you want to encourage more blooms, pinch off the seed pods before they ripen. Kiss me quick is a prolic bloomer over most of the year. It is a self-seeding annual, which means it does not carry over as root stock. P grandiora will also naturalize here as a self-seeding annual. Unlike its cultivated cousin, kiss me quick occurs only in a rosy purple or, occasionally, white. P. grandiora blooms in a rainbow of colors. Until around 1985, it could only be purchased as a mix of colors. Now it available is single shades. The other two purple beauties in bloom now are both members of the sunower family Astertacea, which are sometimes referred to as composites. Both plants want full sun or very light shade. Blazing star ( Liatris tenuifolia) is also known as gayfeather. Colonies of this plant with dozens of two-foot lavender ower heads on each stem are putting on a show right now. The bloom stalks are often quite dense in areas bordering pine forest. Several species of liatris are available for cultivation. All are perennials. They like well-drained soil, but Florida blazing star tolerates wet feet as well. This is a good choice for a garden plant here and makes a splendid, long-lasting cut ower. The second sunower relative now in bloom is ironweed ( Vernonia augustifolia), pictured above In Georgia and Alabama, this gorgeous native can reach 8 feet in height but I have never seen it taller than 4 feet in Florida. It blooms midsummer to late fall. Like liatris, ironweed is an excellent perennial garden plant for this area and easy to grow. All three plants described here are attractive to pollinators, and liatris and ironweed are good choices for your buttery garden. Photos by LARRY HALE | Special to the Times Scouts enjoy a stop at the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Below, Scouts prepare to scale the walls of Looking Glass Mountain. 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CARRABELLE A PALA C HI C OLA SP O RT S www.apalachtimes.com A Section NOTICE TO BIDDERS RUNWAY 14-32 IMPROVEMENTS at APALACHICOLA REGIONAL AIRPORT FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Notice is hereby given that the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed local time on for the RUNWAY 14-32 IMPROVEMENTS Remove existing runway markings, mildew, and vegetation from the surface of existing Runway Beginning on bidding documents may be examined at the Franklin A Non-Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be conducted at the Franklin County Courthouse OWNERS CONTACT: Alan Pierce, Director of Administrative Services Franklin County 33 Market Street ENGINEERS CONTACT: AVCON, INC. BID ENCLOSED: Page 11 Thursday, August 25, 2011 Seahawks to debut Friday at Bozeman By David Adlerstein Times City Editor The 2011 varsity football Seahawks will get a chance to dis play their promise Friday night in Panama City as they take on the Bozeman Bucks in the kickoff classic. Seahawk football is coming off a great summer program. Players participated in daily workouts, prospect camps and a team-building retreat, coach Josh Wright said. He said the teams eight se niors are nding great contri butions in both ability and lead ership from the underclassmen. Last Fridays controlled scrim mage provided a good look at where we are as a team. We were able to bring in area ofcials to give the younger players an idea of what to expect once the real whistle blows. It was a great learning experience for everyone and gave the players greater per spective. Wright said the four quarters tomorrow at Bozeman will serve as another wonderful opportu nity to measure exactly where we are at in the process of building a championship team. We hope to carry our summer successes and our preseason preparations on to the eld this Friday night. We understand that the Bucks play a high caliber of football and that we will need to match that type of intensity to be successful during the regular season. Our players have worked hard as well as our coaches and are all very anxious to play against another school, he said. Bozeman will be a team we may see down the road in the playoffs; we feel that Loren Tillman runs a rst-class program. The Seahawks starting back eld will feature junior quarter back Skyler Hutchinson, senior fullback Chris Granger, sopho more tailback Dwayne Griggs and senior anker Brennan Walden. Impact players on defense are expected to include junior linebacker Cole Lee, senior line backer Bubba Fasbenner, junior defensive end Ladarius Rhodes and sophomore defensive end Dillon Grant. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m., with Franklin County receiving a por tion of ticket sales. 2011 SEAHAWKS# Name Grade 1 Griggs, Dwayne Sophomore 2 Carr, Tre Junior 3 Devaughn, Stephan Sophomore 6 Jones, Kelsey Freshman 7 Hutchinson, Skyler Junior 8 Armistead, Zach Senior 9 Walden, Brennan Senior 10 Wynn, Mercury Sophomore 14 Green, Leonard Sophomore 15 Brannan, Gage Junior 20 Barnes, Brandon Junior 22 Rhodes, Ladarius Junior 24 Granger, Chris Senior 26 Lee, Cole Junior 27 Foley, Holden Sophomore 29 Grant, Dillon Sophomore 50 Golden, Chase Junior 51 Sheridan, Colton Senior 52 Anderson, Paul Senior 53 Hathcox, Kyle Sophomore 56 Wilson, Jacob Freshman 58 Davidson Buddy Senior 59 Fasbenner, Charles Senior 71 Ray, Mason Sophomore 73 Butler, David Junior 74 Murray, Jeff Junior 76 Sanford, Karl Junior Sheriff shing tourney Saturday The third annual Franklin County Sheriffs inshore shing tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 27. Adults, those over 12, are $50 for boat/team entry, with all winners awarded with cash prizes and trophies. Grand prize is $400 cash to team with highest point total. The youth tourney is free for kids ages 3 12 and will award prizes and gear. Entrants can begin shing at daylight; tournament and youth weigh ins run from 1 4 p.m. at Battery Park in Apalachicola. Targeted sh species for adults are redsh, trout, ounder and triple tail, and for youth, catsh, croaker, pinsh, redsh, trout and ounder.For tournament info, call Sgt. John Solomon at 370 6602 or Sgt. Ryan Sandoval at 370 6185. Special to The Times Photos by D A VID A DL E RST E IN | The Times Handling quarterback duties this year will be, from left, freshman Kelsey Jones, senior Zach Armistead, sophomore Dwayne Griggs and junior Skyler Hutchinson. At right is assistant coach Tim Wheeler. Below Seahawks coach Josh Wright, left, with junior defensive end Ladarius Rhodes. SEAHAWK SCHEDULEAll games are at 7:30 p.m. unless noted. Friday, A ug. 26: Kickoff Classic at Bozeman Friday, Sept. 2: Sneads Friday, Sept. 9: at Graceville (8 p.m.) Friday, Sept. 16: Cottondale Friday, Sept. 23: Liberty County Friday, Sept. 30: at Wewahitchka (8 p.m.) Friday, Oct. 7: at Port St. Joe Friday, Oct. 14: at R.F. Munroe Friday, Oct. 21: at West Gadsden Friday, Oct. 28: Blountstown Friday, Nov. 4: Bye Week Friday, Nov. 11: at South Walton ALL-ST ARS HONORED Sports BRIEF Left Danny Brooks, state director of Dixie Youth League, far right, presents an award to Fonda Davis, assistant director of county parks and recreation, left; Link Carroll, Eastpoint director of softball, center, and Nikki Millender, parks and recreation coordinator, at the banquet that preceded the girls state softball tourney last month in Carrabelle. Photos by LOIS S W O B OD A | The Times The many Franklin County All-Star teams were honored this month by the county commission, with each receiving medallions and commendation for their efforts. The teams pictured here include, from top, the Franklin County AAA All-Stars, the Franklin County Debs and the Franklin County AA All-Stars.
Local A12 | The Times Thursday, August 25, 2011 Sign up now for a free account and receive a towards your deal purchase. Expires October 12, 2011 Stan Siprell Please check out my website at www.sunriseconstructioncompany.com, and see some of my residential and commercial building under the projects tab. Recent and current jobs include ONeill/Pennington, Wolfe, Piper and Breyne. I think you will nd me very easy to work with to customize the home you are dreaming of. By Tim Croft Florida Freedom Newspapers Wewahitchka author Michael Lister acknowledged hes got plenty of plates spinning in the air. He also smiles and notes that its plenty of fun. With a movie screen adaption of his book, Double Exposure, to nish co-writing, a new novel and non-ction book coming out in the fall, a book launch party in downtown Panama City in September and a play at Gulf Coast State College slated for February, the luggage beneath Listers eyes are well-earned. I have so many projects going on right now, but it is exciting, Lister said last month. Lister is co-writing the screenplay for Double Exposure, which won a Florida Book Award last year. The production company, The Garden, and director Jason Hreno plan on moving directly into casting and preproduction once the script is in hand. Lister gures the screenplay should be nished by the end of summer. We had several production companies interested in lming the book, Lister said of Double Exposure, a mystery thriller and meditation on life set largely in the swamps along the Apalachicola River. One company was very interested but wanted to lm in Toronto. I said, this book is this area. The Garden loved the book. From the beginning they had a vision to honor the book, respect for the characters. They asked me to co-write the script and they made a commitment to lm it here. Lister is hopeful that actors who helped stage a play of Double Exposure last year at Gulf Coast State College might be in line for parts in the movie. The play, he added, was a minimalist production that adroitly explored the themes of the complex book. It was the closest thing to reading a book on stage, Lister said. Its exciting and the movie is in a good situation. Lister is co-writing from a distance, using Skype and email to exchange ideas with his co-writer. There were many meetings before we got to writing, he said. It is a bit easier because we have the book to work from. Once we agreed on the process we broke the book into sections. Im enjoying this. It is revisiting the book in a way that is good because it a different medium. The fall will bring the release of Listers latest novel, The Big Goodbye, the title homage to Raymond Chandler who wrote The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye, both set in the 1940s, the period Lister submerged himself in researching the book. Lister describes The Big Goodbye as a romance mystery thriller set in 1940s Panama City. The book, he said, was also very romantic and stylized, but for the most part dark. He has worked on and off on the book for ve years and was written originally as a contemporary novel. Lister said by the fourth draft he had rewritten the book to t the genre and period of a 1940s hardboiler. The book, in some ways, is a tribute to some of the inuences that have informed Listers writing over the years, Chandler, Robert B. Parker and Graham Greene to name the most prominent. It is a genre I have always loved, the hardboiled private investigator and lm noir and this is a combination of those, Lister said. I always loved the art of lm noir. These were mostly B-movies slapped together, but the result was real art. I wanted to bring something new to the genre, though I have all the usual elements. What I am doing largely is having fun with the conventions. He set the book in Panama City and Gulf County. It was so much fun to do all the research, Lister said. (Local historian and author) Marlene Womack, her books and articles, they are the Bible for this area. I owe her a debt of gratitude. The book is scheduled to be released in September by Pulpwood Press. Mystery author Ace Atkins, who has been hired by Putnam Books to continue the Spenser detective series made famous by Parker, wrote of The Big Goodbye, 1940s Panama City, Florida . tough and violent with snappy dialogue and great atmosphere, beautiful women with hidden agendas, and a long lost world that we mostly know through ancient postcards and faded photographs. Get ready for a suspenseful, romantic and historic ride. Last month at the Marina Civic Center, Lister was part of the Backstage Pass series, joining The Steve Wiggins Band, mentioned in Double Exposure, to read from his new book at the event. In addition, Panama City musician-songwriter Todd Sparks has written a song specically based on The Big Goodbye. The ofcial launch party, which will be cast in a 1940s theme, will be Sept. 2 at the Panama City downtown Art Co-Op. Further, Gulf Coast State College will hold a dramatic reading from the book this fall followed by a play produced in February. Lister still has more words pouring from his computer. The latest in his John Jordan mystery series, about a prison chaplain which Lister once was who solves mysteries, Blood Sacrice, is in the nal editing stages with a proposed release of next fall. Im real excited about this because for the rst time John Jordan is completely out of the prison environment for the whole book, Lister said of the sixth installment of the series which nds Jordan questioning much in his life, seeking out a retreat in the Mexico Beach/Port St. Joe area for rejuvenation only to be enmeshed in a murder mystery. Lastly, Lister will publish his rst non-ction work next month. Entitled Finding the Way Again: Rediscovering Radical Love and Freedom in the Lost Teachings of Jesus, Lister said the book examines the message and teachings of Jesus apart from the Christianity movement. I challenged myself to keep it to 100 pages, Lister said of the slim volume he has been working on for years. This is something I have studied. I feel it is accessible and easy to understand. I really think it will resonate for people hungry for spirituality and reason but cant nd that in organized religion. Im really proud of the book and hope it will help people who dont care about dogma, who want to follow the life of Jesus and his teachings about love, compassion and justice. If all this wasnt enough to stay busy, Lister will also being signing The Big Goodbye at Downtown Books in Apalachicola, on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 1 p.m. Plus he will hold his 12th annual Gulf Coast Writers Conference Sept. 16 and 17 at Gulf Coast State College. Its amazing to me it has been around 12 years and it really is one of the best conferences around, Lister said. And he will be a featured speaker at the third annual Rosemary Beach Fall Writers Conference on Sept. 25. MEET THE AUTHOR Michael Lister will sign The Big Goodbye at Downtown Books, 67 Commerce Street, in Apalachicola, on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 1 p.m. For more info, call 653-1290. Photos S P ECIAL TO T HE T I M ES Wewahitchka author Michael Listers latest novel, a noir-ish romance thriller entitled The Big Goodbye, is set for release in September, one of several projects the author is balancing. Below Lister signs copies of his Florida Book Award-winning novel Double Exposure at the Rosemary Beach Writers Conference earlier this year. Lister is co-writing the screenplay for a movie based on the book. Wewa author gears for busy year As a new school year approaches, remember that your Franklin County Public Library can make student and parent lives easier and help students succeed. How, you might think, can this be? The library provides electronic resources such as the Internet for research, word processing to type reports and assistance in using them. There is free Wi-Fi so you can bring your laptop with you. If you need assistance in nding a good book to read, we are here to help. Copies of the Sunshine State Reading list and other lists teachers use to guide students reading development are available. If we dont have the title, we can try to get it for you through interlibrary loan with other libraries. The Florida Electronic Library, a service of the Division of Library and Information Services of the Florida Department of State, provides a comprehensive collection of information on a wide range of topics for Floridians of all ages. Some of the resource categories are Florida history, general reference, health, newspapers, magazine and journal articles, photos, paintings and art. There are business and jobs/careers resources, too. After school bring your children, ages 0-11, to our weekly story time in Carrabelle and Eastpoint. Along with a fun story read by library staff, there are crafts, music and snacks. Call each library for day and time. The libraries are here for you. Your County LIBRARY
LocalThe Times | A13Thursday, August 25, 2011Eleven would opt out of county insuranceAt the Aug. 16 county commission meeting, Alan Pierce, director of administrative Services said a recent survey indicated 11 county employees indicated a preference for receiving a cash waiver in lieu of county health insurance. But, he said, only ve of those 11 currently have another medical insurance policy in place. He said that, if those ve employees opted out of the county's health insurance program, it would save the county approximately $17,000 a year. If all 11 workers were to nd alternate health insurance, the county could save well over $30,000 a year. Pierce said he would provide more detailed information on how the opt-out policy could be implemented at the Sept. 6 meeting.County seeks new P and Z membersCounty commissioners are looking for residents to serve on the planning and zoning board, after the board has failed to achieve a quorum at its last two meetings. At least ve members of the nine-member board are required to form a quorum and alternates are needed. If you would like to be considered to serve on the P and Z, contact your county commissioner or the county P and Z of ce at 653-9783. 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!! SINCE 2002, DOINGBUSINESSINTHISCOMMUNITY LAWN CARE, TREE & PALM TREE TRIMMING AND REMOVAL, DEBRIS AND JUNK REMOVAL, or whatever your yard needs are CALL JOE @ 850-670-5478 E-MAIL @ firstname.lastname@example.org ROBERTS APPLIANCE REPAIR ALL MAJOR BRANDS 18 Shadow Lane Apalachicola, FL 32320 Phone: (850) 653-8122 Cell: (850) 653-7654 Burrell Concrete Construction Burrell Concrete Construction PILE DRIVING FOUNDATION/PILING REPAIR DOCK/MARINE WORK MOORING BOUYS OFFICE: 850.227.1709FAX: 850.762.2552 CELL: 850.527.5725 HOWARD227F AIRPOINT.NET Serving St. George Island, FL Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business BankruptcyOver 30 Years Legal ExperienceOfce located at:19 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL850-670-3030We are a debt relief agency. We can help people le bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualications and experience. We deliver up to 100 miles3408 E. Hwy. 98 872-0008(Corner of Bus. 98 & Hwy 22)Visit our website: furnitureoutletpc.com Recliner $ 189 + up No Credit Check 90 Days Same as Cash FurnitureOutlet Living Room Set $ 599 + up 3408 E. Bus. 98872-0008Free Delivery for Bay CountyVisit our website: furnitureoutletpc.comMatching all competitors prices. Guaranteed The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriff's Of ce. Arrests are made by of cers from the following city, county, and state law enforcement agencies: Apalachicola (APD), Carrabelle (CPD), Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Franklin County Sheriff's Of ce (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. Aug. 13 Jeri C. Pool, 33, St. George Island, resisting of cer without violence and battery on a law enforcement of cer (FCSO) Aug. 16 Bobby C. Martin, Jr., 32, Apalachicola, trespass on property after warning (APD) Aug. 17 Donald D. Page, 37, Carrabelle, failure to appear (FCSO) Joey R. Granger, 32, Blountstown, possession of a controlled substance (FCSO) George Ward, Sr., 58, Eastpoint, possession of a controlled substance (FCSO) Frankie J. Crosby, 26, Eastpoint, possession of a controlled substance (FCSO) Aug. 19 Johnny C. Jones, 37, Apalachicola, fraudulent use of a credit card (APD) Arron L. Prince, 19, Apalachicola, aggravated battery (APD) Amber E. Adkinson, 19, Apalachicola, aggravated battery (APD) Martin R. Raulerson, 51, Lanark Village, domestic battery (FCSO) Aguilar R. Arcos, 30, Tallahassee, driving while license suspended or revoked (APD) Aug. 20 Jordan K. Richards, 21, Eastpoint, DUI and violation of probation (FHP) Aug. 21 Daniel G. Simmons, 19, Crawfordville, failure to appear (FCSO)Arrest REPORT News BRIEFS
A14 | The Times Thursday, August 25, 2011 Special to The Times The Apalachicola River keeper will host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival for the fourth consecutive year, starting Friday and Satur day, Aug. 26 and 27, in Car rabelle at the St. James Bay Golf Resort, 151 Laughing Gull Lane. The festival will continue Sept. 2-3 in Apala chicola at the Dixie Theater, 21 Avenue E, and the follow ing weekend in Marianna. The reception begins at 6 p.m., and the lm festival begins at 7 p.m. each eve ning. Admission is free. Considered the largest environmental lm festival, this years lms include a combination of local inter est lms and lms that take you to exotic places. Mer rill Livingston, daughter of Apalachicolas C.J. Weyrich and Mel Livingston, will be screening her local lm A Different Way of Doing Business, about creating a sustainable community grocery in Red Bay. Sept. 2, Merrill will be on hand in Apalachicola with Charles Morgan, Red Bay Grocery founder and entrepreneur, to talk about creating the lm. On Sept. 3 in Apalachic ola, Jonathan Wickham will be the featured speaker. Wickham is producer of Sat urdays feature lm, Chat tahoochee, Water Wars to Water Vision with Rhett Turner of Red Sky Produc tions. As the latest news on allocations of water in the Apalachicola River have been the subject of recent judicial decisions, the mes sage of the lm Chatta hoochee becomes even more crucial. Additional lms include Eagle Among the Swarm, a visit to the 20,000 eagles that populate Boundary Bay, British Columbia; and Eastern Rises, y sher man in the last wild place on earth, Kamchatka, Russia. Journey into wild caves with Into Darkness and explore the Pine Rocklands of Everglades National Park in Pine Rockland Compo sition. The lms aim to in form, inspire and ignite so lution and possibilities to re store the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation. Apalachicola Riverkeeper will present these original lms with grants from Patagonia and the Franklin County Tour ist Development Council as well as other local spon sors. For more information, contact the Riverkeeper 653-8936 or visit www.apala chicolariverkeeper.org or email riverkeeper@apala chicolariverkeeper.org. The Apalachicola River keeper, a 501(c)(3) nonprof it, provides stewardship and advocacy for the protection of the Apalachicola River and Bay, its tributaries and watersheds, to improve and maintain its environmental integrity, and to preserve its natural, scenic, recreation al and commercial shing character. Financial sup port comes from individual and business donors, pri vate foundation and grants. The Riverkeeper was estab lished in 1999 and licensed by the Waterkeeper Alliance as one of 196 waterkeeper organizations worldwide. Familia reunion Heads of the Chiarenza, Mirabella and Poloronis Familia will meet this Saturday, Aug. 27, at 12:30 p.m. at the Mirabella cottage at 980 West Gulf Beach Drive on St. George Island. The main event will be a mullet fry with a covered dish dinner Greek and Italian style. RSVP to Dimples Poloronis 6538387 or Olympia Pridgeon 878-1302. AHS Class of The Apalachicola High School class of 1981 is planning its 30-year reunion for the end of 2011. They have created a site on Facebook called the Apalachicola class of 1981 reunion. Classmates are asked to log on and become a member of the site so they can stay on top of developments in the reunion plans. Reunion planners are looking for classmates and friends. People who would have graduated with this group are invited to attend. The reunion committee is in need of monetary donations as soon as possible, as well as help with the planning. If you have no computer access, please leave a message with your name and address at 653-5850. If you are in contact with classmates who have moved away, please let them know about the planned reunion. Noma community reunion The annual Noma Community Reunion will be in the Noma Town Hall building Sept. 3. The town hall will open at 10 a.m. CT, and lunch will be served at noon. All past and present residents and their friends are cordially invited to attend. People planning to attend are asked to bring a welllled basket of their favorite dishes. Also, please bring tea, if that is the beverage you prefer. Soft drinks, ice, cups, plates and eating utensils will be furnished. This gathering, held the Saturday before Labor Day, strengthens the bonds of friendship and lets us relive memories of the past, renew our ties with the land that once nourished us and walk among the graves of our dear departed kinsmen. Anyone desiring additional information is urged to contact Ludine Riddle at 974-8438. Special to The Times The public is invited to join the Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County Board of Directors this Saturday, Aug. 27, at Taylors Building Supply, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., to meet the Weeks family, Habitats newest partner family. The Habitat board and the family selection committee chose the Adam and Jessica Weeks family after a three-month search. The home will be the rst of two that will be built in Eastpoint, with construction to begin next month. As a fundraiser, there will be a barbecue chicken and rib dinner, with all the proceeds going toward Habitats building fund. Visitors can view the plans the Weeks have chosen, and the sheriffs ofce will be on hand with its award-winning DARE program car, plus information to help keep your children safe this school year. Habitat is grateful to Superior Bank, which donated the lot in the Magnolia Ridge Estates area of Eastpoint. The bank has also put together a team of volunteers to help in the construction of the house and has committed to help Habitat with its ongoing family nancial and homeownership education. Board members will be on hand to answer questions. For more information, call 653-3113. Bummer! Hamburger Night, Sunday Pizza and Thanksgiving in August have been canceled for now. We need to do a repair update on the kitchen at The Legion. Things will be back on track soon. Sorry about that. Had a good crowd for breakfast last Saturday, Aug. 20, for pancake brunch at the Lanark Village Boat Club. Thanks to all who supported the boat club, and thanks to the volunteers who prepared the breakfast. Hope to see you in September. Friends of the late Walter Frank Rush will gather at Chillas Hall for a memorial luncheon on Saturday, Aug. 27. Serving begins at noon. There is a sign-up sheet at Chillas Hall for those planning to be there, and what dish you are bringing. See you Saturday. We still need a kitchen manager/meal planner at the Senior Center for the Thursday lunches. Visit the center at 201 Avenue F in Carrabelle, or call 6973760 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Missed you at Covered Dish last Sunday. Good grub as usual. Thanks for the covered dishes, and our faithful kitchen crew. Look forward to seeing you in September. Be kind to one another, check on the sick and housebound, and get a grip, tie a knot, hang on to Jesus! Until next time, God bless America, our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry. LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh A14 | The Times Thursday, August 25, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS Labor Day Holiday (Monday, September 5) Classified Line Ad D e a d l i n e s The Port St. Joe Star & The Apalachicola/Carabelle Times To Run: Due By: Thursday, September 8 Friday, September 2, 5 p.m. (CST) The classified department and the business offices of The Star and The Times will be closed Monday, September 5. We will reopen Tuesday, September 6, at 8:00 a.m.. 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 35131T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 19-2009-CA-000527 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. FINN, WILLIAM, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 19-2009-CA000527 of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida, wherein, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, and FINN, WILLIAM L., et al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, 33 MARKET STREET, FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE, SUITE 203, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320, at the hour of 11:00 AM, on the 7th day of September, 2011, the following described property: LOT SIXTEEN (16) OF BLOCK SIX (6) IN BAXTERS ADDITION OF THE TOWN OF CARRABELLE, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR SAID TOWN NOW IN COMMON USE. 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 July, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Aug 18, 25, 2011 35137T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 09-00463 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. HOWARD M. WEBB; SABRINA WEBB; UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale Dated the 27th day of July, 2011, and entered in Case No. 09-00463, of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC., is the Plaintiff and HOWARD M. WEBB; SABRINA WEBB; UNKNOWN TENANT (S) N/K/A TIFFANY CREAMER IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of the 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 21st day of Sept., 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Beginning at a point 60 rods South of the Northwest corner of Section 35, and from thence run East 40 rods, thence South 40 rods, thence West 40 rods, thence North along the West boundary lines of said Section, 40 rods, to the point of beginning; all of said land being in Section 35 Township 8 South, Range 8 west, in Franklin County, Florida. There is hereby expressly reserved from this conveyance a strip of land 15 feet wide, next to the west boundary line on which is located the public road leading to what is known as the Bay City Saw Mill. There is further expressly reserved from this conveyance a strip of land extending across the South side of the tract hereby conveyed containing 1 acre heretofore conveyed to Lloyd B. Smith Less and except, however, the following: (e) Two parcels conveyed to Fredrick G. Kimbo and Anita A, Kimbo, his Wife, recorded in Franklin County, Official Records Volume 94 at page 294, and Volume 110, at page 505; and (l) A parcel conveyed to Jimmy C. Creamer and Carolyn T. Creamer, his Wife, recorded in Franklin County Official Records Volume 142, at page 534. 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 the 27th day of July, 2011. Submitted by: Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 09-38222 Aug 18, 25, 2011 35141T ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS TO PROVIDE LABOR AND MATERIALS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE LANARK SOUTH LOOP EXTENSION. The City of Carrabelle is receiving bids for construction of infrastructure improvements associated with the above project. The contracting firm selected is to provide the necessary materials and labor for the infrastructure improvements necessary to facilitate the construction of the Lanark South Loop Extension. Bid shall be addressed to the Carrabelle City Hall, 1001 Gray Ave., Carrabelle, FL 32322. All bids must be received by the Carrabelle City Hall prior to the bid deadline date and time to be considered. Envelopes containing bids shall be sealed and designated in writing on the outside of the package as follows: Sealed Bid Lanark South Loop Extension All bids must be submitted in triplicate. Any bids received after the specified time and date will not be considered. The sealed bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the City of Carrabelle City Hall on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. The information for Bidders, Forms of Proposal, Form of Contract, Plans, Specifications, and Forms of Bid Bond, Performance and Payment Bond, and other contract documents may be examined, and copies provided at bidders expense of $50, at Inovia Consulting Group, located at 930 Thomasville Road, Suite 200, Tallahassee, Florida 32303, phone 850298-4213. The City of Carrabelle reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all bids. The City of Carrabelle is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Each Bidder must deposit his/her security in the amount, form and subject to the conditions provided in the Information for Bidders. Sureties used for obtaining bonds must appear as acceptable according to the Department of Treasury Circular 570. Aug 18, 25, 2011 35149T NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Under Florida Statutes Self Service Storage Facility Act 83.801-83.809, Bluff Road Storage will sell for cash, to the highest bidder, the contents of the following storage units, on Friday, August 26, 2011. The public sale will be conducted at Bluff Road Storage, 1005 Bluff Road, Apalachicola, Florida at 9:00 a.m. Owner may redeem unit contents prior to sale date and time, CASH ONLY! Bluff Road Storage reserves the right to bid. STORAGE UNIT# 3 Colleen Hicks Contents-Household STORAGE UNIT #4 Sarina Williams Contents-Household STORAGE UNIT #106 Crystal Lemon Contents-Household STORAGE UNIT #126 Tracy Garner Contents-Household STORAGE UNIT #127 Dakaya Floyd Contents-Household August 18, 25, 2011 35177T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. HATTAWAY, KEVIN L., et al., Defendants. CASE No.: 19-2009-CA-000529 High School Diploma from Home 6-8 weeks. Nationally accredited. Get a diploma! Get job! Call for a free brochure. 1-800-264-8330. Benjamin Franklin High School. www.diplomafromhome.com Info: TX61657 to 56654 Attend College Online from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 866-467-0054 www.Centura.us.com Airlines Are Hiring Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. 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Applications must include (1) a high school diploma, (2) college transcripts if applicable, and (3) three letters of recommendation. Successful applicants must agree to a criminal history check (includes FDLE processing fee) and a drug screening at the Franklin County Public Health Unit. Please return applications to the attention of Morna Smith, personnel specialist. Franklin County School Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Medical/HealthLicensed HHAs & CNAsCaring people needed. Join a team of people who make a difference in the lives of the elderly. Provide non medical companionship, in home help and personal care for the elderly. Flexible day, evenin & weekend hours. Positions available in the Apalachicola area.Home Instead Senior CareCall Mon-Thur 9-3pm 850-640-1223 or toll free 1-866-301-1919 Web ID#: 34174184 Text FL74184 to 56654 2011 Postal Positions $13.00 $32.50 + hr., Federal hire / full benefits. No Experience. Call Today 1-866-477-4953 Ext. 246 Movie Extras to stand in background for major film. Earn up to $300 per day. Experience not required. 877-824-6274 APALACHShop, Stock N Barrel! Want to give it all away for a song. I have a small shop in a prime location in Apalach, filled with yesterday, today, & tomorrows antiques & collectibles. Furniture and furnishings, ac/ccmachine stock, business machines, signs, jewelry, toy trains email email@example.com 2007 Dutchman Tundra Ultra-Lite Fully loaded RV, never used on the road. One owner only. $18,500 or BO. Sleeps 6, Full kitchen with gas stove, frig, and microwave. For full description see: http://www.rvguidebook.co m/rvguidebook/manufacturerfiles/Dutchmen_Tundr a_Brochure.pdf Model 27FK-DSLBS Call 850-443-7559 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for appointment. Administrative/ClericalScheduling CoordinatorWe are currently hiring for Scheduling Coordinator. Our ideal candidate is efficient and highly organized, detail oriented, and possess good customer service skills and basic computer skills, Microsoft office. Duties include but no limited to: answer and handle all in-coming calls, Maintain electronic and hard copy filing system, schedule and coordinate field work. Pick up application at Collins Construction, 96 Otterslide Rd. Eastpoint. No phone calls please. Medical/HealthWeems MemorialIs now hiring for the following positions: Controller ARNP or PA RN Lab Technician EMT Dietician Applications are available atwww weemsmemorial.com and may be submitted to Ginny Griner, WMH HR Director, ggriner@ weemsmemorial.com or FAXED to 850-653-1879 Web ID 34173429 35178T IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09-CA-0659 SUPERIOR BANK Plaintiff, vs. JAMES A. DURHAM and PATRICIA J. DURHAM, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgement of Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011, and Order Resetting Sale dated Aug 8, 2011, entered in Civil Action No. 09-000659 CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, where-in the parties were the Plaintiff, SUPERIOR BANK and the Defendants, JAMES A. DURHAM and PATRICIA J. DURHAM, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 21st day of September, 2011, at the front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachi-cola, Florida, the followingdescribed real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 3: Commence at a concrete monument marking the Northwest comer of Section 35, Township 8 South, Range 8 West, Franklin County, Florida, and thence run East 629.34 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 00 degrees 09 minutes 08 seconds East 1050.00 feet, thence run East 30.00 feet, thence run South 00 degrees 09 minutes 08 seconds East 660.39 feet to a concrete monument; thence run South 11 degrees 16 minutes 46 seconds West 90.58 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 41 degrees 52 minutes 00 seconds East 120.00 feet, thence run North 52 degrees 24 minutes 47 seconds East 515.40 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; from said POINT OF BEGINNING continue North 52 degrees 24 minutes 47 seconds East 260.00 feet, thence run North 84 degrees 23 minutes 01 seconds East 170.95 feet to the Westerly edge of Mitchell Creek, thence run along said creeks edge as follows: South 01 degrees 17 minutes 27 seconds West 61.63 feet, thence South 77 degrees 38 minutes 31 seconds West 71.43 feet, thence South 11 degrees 51 minutes 48 seconds East 23.15 feet, thence leaving said creeks edge run South 52 degrees 26 minutes 20 seconds West 309.52 feet; thence run North 29 degrees 41 minutes 36 seconds West 130.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; SUBJECT TO a 10.00 access easement over and across a portion of the Westerly part thereof; AND ALSO LOT 4: Commence at a concrete monument marking the Northwest corner of Section 35, Township 8 South, Range 8 West, Franklin County, Florida, and thence run East 629.34 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 00 degrees 09 minutes 08 seconds East 1050.00 feet, thence run East 30.00 feet, thence run South 00 degrees 09 minutes 08 seconds East 660.39 feet to a concrete monument; thence run South 11 degrees 16 minutes 46 seconds West 90.58 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 41 degrees 52 minutes 00 seconds East 120.00 feet, thence run North 52 degrees 24 minutes 47 seconds East 515.40 feet, thence run South 29 degrees 41 minutes 36 seconds East 130.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; from said POINT OF BEGINNING thence run North 52 degrees 26 minutes 20 seconds East 309.52 feet to the Westerly edge of Mitchell Creek, thence run along said creeks edge as follows: South 11 degrees 51 minutes 48 seconds East 43.86 feet, thence South 24 degrees 36 minutes 48 seconds West 46.18 feet, thence South 17 degrees 36 minutes 28 seconds East 128.66 feet, thence South 61 degrees 22 minutes 24 seconds West 110.32 feet, thence South 42 degrees 51 minutes 46 seconds West 124.15 feet; thence leaving said creeks edge run North 29 degrees 41 minutes 36 seconds West 187.29 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 12th day of August, 2011. HON. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Clerk Franklin County, Florida By: Terry E. Creamer As Deputy Clerk Aug 18, 25, 2011 35199T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 10-000411-CA REGIONS BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO AMSOUTH BANK, MORTGAGE, D/B/A REGIONS Plaintiff, vs. O. LEE MULLIS; CHARLOTTE S. MULLIS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHARLOTTE S. MULLIS; UNKNOWN TENANT; ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; and GULF STATE COMMUNITY BANK, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment dated June 24, 2011, entered in Case No.: 10000411-CA of the Circuit Court in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein O. LEE MULLIS; CHARLOTTE S. MULLIS; ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; and GULF STATE COMMUNITY BANK, are the Defendants, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Franklin County Clerk of the Circuit Court, 33 Market St., Apalachicola, Florida 32329, on September 21, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. the following described real property as set forth in the Final Judgment: Legal: LOT 4 OF PELICAN POINT, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE (S) 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. NOTICE 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 August 10, 2011 As Clerk of Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer As Deputy Clerk NOTICE 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 Court Administration at Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market St., Apalachicola, Florida 32329, within two working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770. Aug 25, Sept 1, 2011 35189T NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of JR SUPPLIES located at 702 AVE C NW in the County of FRANKLIN, in the City of CARRABELLE, Florida, 32322, intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. DATED at Carrabelle, Florida, this 16th day of August, 2011. JACK RICKETTS, OWNER August 25, 2011 35218T PUBLIC NOTICE 2nd REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS/BIDS Airport Equipment and Rehab work at FRANKLIN COUNTY/ APALACHICOLA REGIONAL AIRPORT The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners is requesting proposals/bids from qualified firms interested in supplying the following off-theshelf or custom built equipment and Design Build RehabPiece Work Construction for FRANKLIN COUNTY/ APALACHICOLA REGIONAL AIRPORT. Item #1). Herbicide Spraying Equipment. (components/kits) A) Custom built herbicide spraying unit basically consisting of: Skid mount, 500 gal. tank unit. 8 hp electric start Honda engine. Hypro 1502 XL Pump. B) 40 folding, break away dry boom. C) 40 ea. TeeJet e-Chem Saver Electric Solenoid Shutoff Valve nozzle kits, EPDM hose, etc. D) 7 x 18 DOT equipment /utility 10,000 # GVWR tandem axel trailer. E) Spare parts kit Item #2). Design Build Rehab-piece work construction: A) FBO facilityPerson safety door, roof, roof insulation, HVAC, hangar door. B) FBO emergency generator rehab/install, etc. C) County hangarFinish work (drywall construction, etc.) of the restroom, 15 x 60 roughed in 2nd floor office area, etc. Add 20 x 60 lean-to storage area. D) Construct ADA restroom lean-to onto T-Hangar facility. Item#3) Tree harvesting services. Additional information and specifications are available at the Franklin County Planning Office, 34 Forbes St., Apalachicola, FL, or contact Mr. Alan C. Pierce, Director of Administrative Services, at 850-653-9783, ext. 161 or contact the Airport Manager-Ted Mosteller at 850653-5115. Proposals/bids shall be sealed and delivered to the following address by 4:00 PM (EDT) Friday, September 2, 2011: Franklin County Clerk of Court Attn: Michael Moron, Board Secretary 33 Market St, Suite 203 Apalachicola, FL 32320 Please clearly identify on the exterior of the sealed envelope-the item number or part thereof for which bidding/ proposingto be opened at the Commission meeting September 6, 2011 The County reserves the right to award the contract(s) to the qualified firm(s) or individual (s) submitting a responsive proposal(s) with a resulting negotiated agreement which it deems the most advantageous and in the best interest of FRANKLIN COUNTY and to waive any irregularity or technicality in proposals received. FRANKLIN COUNTY shall be the sole judge of the proposal and the resulting negotiated agreement that is in its best interest and its decision will be final. Aug 25, Sept 1, 2011 35215T NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing at its regular meeting on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, at 1:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the County Commission Meeting Room at the Courthouse Annex, 34 Forbes Street, Apalachicola, Florida, to consider terms and conditions for a potential settlement offer relating to a Notice of Claim filed by The St. Joe Company pursuant to the Bert J. Harris, Jr., Private Property Rights Protection Act, Section 70.001, Florida Statutes. The St. Joe Companys Notice of Claim arises from the Countys decision on December 15, 2009, to adopt Ordinances 2009-16 and 2009-17, thereby repealing the Marina Village Center and Carrabelle East Village future land use categories and re-designating approximately 1,191 acres owned by The St. Joe Company to the Agricultural future land use category. Copies of the Notice of Claim and this public notice may be inspected at the office of the Clerk to the Board, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida, during normal business hours. All interested parties may appear at the public hearing and be heard with respect to the above-described matter. Persons may also submit comments in writing to the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations in order to participate should contact Michael Moron, deputy clerk at (850) 653-8861, Ext.100, at least 48 hours in advance of the public hearing to request such accommodations. PURSUANT TO SECTION 286.0105, FLORIDA STATUTES, IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE COUNTY COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE PUBLIC HEARING, SUCH PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, SUCH PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS MADE, INCLUDING THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. Aug 25, Sept 1, 2011 35233T IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09-CA-000323 Division THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2007-J1 Plaintiff, vs. SHAUN S. DONAHOE AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on July 26, 2011, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida described as: ALL OF LOT 5, OF BLOCK 116, IN THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT OF SAID CITY IN COMMON USE. and commonly known as: 126 17TH ST., APALACHICOLA, FL 32320; including the building, appurtenances, and fextures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the front door steps of the Courthouse, at 33 Market St., in Apalachicola, Florida, on Sept. 21, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. EST. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of August, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Aug 25, Sept 1, 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. Prayer to the Virgin Mary (never known to fail) Oh most beautiful flower of Mt. 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SKK Huge Estate AuctionSaturday August 27th 2011 10:00 a.m. 1559 Alligator Dr, Alligator Point, FL Everything must go!! 2000 BMW 323i convertible plus thousands of items including jewelry, original artwork, coins, antiques, furniture, collectibles, etc. food vendor on-site. 850 445-3212 www.affiliated auctions.com AU3103 -AB2286 Vegetables U pick! We pick!peas, black eyes, pink eyed purple hull, zipper and white acre. Also Okra and green boiling peanuts. Raker Farms 1087 Lonnie Raker Lane. Crawfordville Fl 32327 850-926-7561 RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 19-2009-CA000529 of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida, wherein, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, and, HATTAWAY, KEVIN L., et al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, 33 MARKET STREET, FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE, STE 203, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320, at the hour of 11:00 AM, on the 7th day of September, 2011, the following described property: LOT 5, BLUE WATER BAY, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 31 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 26th day of July, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Aug 18, 25, 2011 Turn to classified! You can bank on our bargains!
Local A16 | The Times Thursday, August 25, 2011 Our local real estate experts have identied what they feel are the best values around and are oering them to you in Real Estate Picks! (In this section), Discover the best real estate values in Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Cape San Blas, St. George Island, Carrabelle and surrounding areas. Best Values on the Forgotten Coast Real Estate Picks John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.com MLS#240869 $629,000 St. George Island BAYFRONT HOME! Directly on the Apalachicola Bay, tastefully refurbished in 2010, Deep Water at end of private DOCK with 2 boat slips, 4 BR (master suite on top level), 4 BA, 2nd living area could be 5th BR, furnished, elevator shaft, POOL, covered decks on bay side, rip rap in place, Buck Street. A Tropical Bay John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.com MLS#241935 $470,000 St. George Island EAST END BEACHFRONT LOT! 1.02 acres! 728 ft deep by 61 ft wide, street to beach lot, offers two rows of gorgeous dunes, bike path runs parallel to West Gulf Beach Drive on the easement. The State Park is approx 2 miles east and the commercial area is about 2 miles west. Last sale of an East End beachfront lot was $560,000. Best Buy! WEEKLY ALMANAC APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE TIDE TABLES MONTHLY AVERAGES To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from these given for APALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW Cat Point Minus 0:40 Minus 1:17 East Pass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27 To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from those given for CARRABELLE: HIGH LOW Bald Point Minus 9:16 Minus 0:03 Sponsor the WEEKLY ALMANAC Call Today! 653-8868 Date High Low % Precip Thu, Aug 25 89 74 20 % Fri, Aug 26 91 78 0 % Sat, Aug 27 91 78 0 % Sun, Aug 28 90 77 0 % Mon, Aug 29 90 76 10 % Tues, Aug 30 89 76 0 % Wed, Aug 31 88 75 0 % 8/25 Thu 03:58AM 1.6 H 07:23AM 1.5 L 12:15PM 1.8 H 09:05PM 0.1 L 8/26 Fri 04:21AM 1.6 H 08:25AM 1.4 L 01:28PM 1.9 H 09:47PM 0.1 L 8/27 Sat 04:40AM 1.6 H 09:14AM 1.2 L 02:34PM 1.9 H 10:24PM 0.1 L 8/28 Sun 04:57AM 1.6 H 09:59AM 1.1 L 03:36PM 2.0 H 10:58PM 0.3 L 8/29 Mon 05:11AM 1.6 H 10:42AM 0.9 L 04:36PM 1.9 H 11:30PM 0.4 L 8/30 Tue 05:26AM 1.7 H 11:27AM 0.7 L 05:36PM 1.9 H 11:59PM 0.7 L 8/31 Wed 05:44AM 1.7 H 12:16PM 0.5 L 06:38PM 1.8 H 8/25 Thu 02:33AM 2.6 H 05:10AM 2.4 L 10:50AM 2.9 H 06:52PM 0.2 L 8/26 Fri 02:56AM 2.6 H 06:12AM 2.2 L 12:03PM 3.0 H 07:34PM 0.2 L 8/27 Sat 03:15AM 2.6 H 07:01AM 1.9 L 01:09PM 3.0 H 08:11PM 0.2 L 8/28 Sun 03:32AM 2.6 H 07:46AM 1.8 L 02:11PM 3.2 H 08:45PM 0.5 L 8/29 Mon 03:46AM 2.6 H 08:29AM 1.4 L 03:11PM 3.0 H 09:17PM 0.6 L 8/30 Tue 04:01AM 2.7 H 09:14AM 1.1 L 04:11PM 3.0 H 09:46PM 1.1 L 8/31 Wed 04:19AM 2.7 H 10:03AM 0.8 L 05:13PM 2.9 H 10:13PM 1.4 L Lets do this together Carrabelle! Its time to think about whats best for Carrabelle... Vote Questions or Comments (850) 591 1057 PAID FOR AND A PP ROVED BY Charles Shawn O xendine for Mayor. Pd. Pol. A d. Special to The Times On Aug. 17, Franklin County Judge Van Russell, left, presented his judicial assistant Teresa Evans, center, with a small plaque to thank her for more than 22 years of professional and valuable service to Floridas judicial branch and the citizens of Franklin County. Teresa has worked for Russell for 27 years, loyally following him as he transitioned from a private law practice into public service. The service award originated with the 2nd Ju dicial Circuit to honor employees with many years of service. Evans received the silver award because she has 20-plus years of state service. About 30 people were in attendance at the ceremo ny, including Clerk of Courts Marcia Johnson, Sheriff Skip Shiver and Teresas 14-year-old daughter, Chris tina, right. I am very thankful and moved by the award, Ev ans said. I sincerely enjoy working with Judge Rus sell and assisting the public as they navigate the ju dicial system. My co-workers in the courthouse have become like family. My goal is to continue to work for the wonderful people of Franklin County until Chris tina graduates college. The Franklin County Juvenile Justice Council, Franklins Promise Coalition, citizens, community organizations and businesses raised enough money to provide school supplies to each middle and high school student in Franklin County. Paper, notebooks, pens and pencils were distributed to the consolidated school, the ABC Charter School and First Baptist School. Pictured from left are Joe Taylor, executive director of Franklins Promise; Stacie DeVaughn, Franklin County middle school science teacher; and Carol Bareld, chair of the Juvenile Justice Council. Collections are still being made to provide support for supplies. To assist, contact Franklins Promise at 653-3930. Many thanks to everyone who has donated. FRANKLINS PROMISE COALITION | Special to The Times CAITLINS CLEANUP BAGS 400 POUNDS OF TRASHSP E C IAL TO T HE T IMES Teresa Evans, center, earned the 2nd Judicial Circuits silver award for her years of service. At left is Judge Van Russell, and at right is Evans daughter Christina.Evans saluted for judicial service JOINING TOGETHER TO PROVIDE SCHOOL SUPPLIES CAITLIN S MITH | Special to The Times The rst ever Caitlins Beach Cleanup, organized by 11-year-old Caitlin Smith of Colorado, was a huge success. On Aug. 17, 25 volunteers picked up nearly 50 bags of trash, weighing about 400 pounds. They found pop-up tent frames, broken coolers, cigarette butts, wooden pallets, bottle caps and bottles. Volunteers covered the beach, Lighthouse Park, Pine Street, Island Drive, and the south side of the bridge. Caitlin said she already has begun planning next years cleanup. She said volunteers efforts, as shown above, were greatly appreciated and sent thanks to Sometimes Its Hotter for providing a meeting place and refreshments and to the St. George Island Visitor Center and to Mason Bean for donating bags and gloves. Susan Ficklen, general manager of Collins Vacation Rentals, allowed workers to put the collected trash into Collins dumpsters.