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Title: The Apalachicola times
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Publisher: H.W. Johnston
Place of Publication: Apalachicola Fla
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Publication Date: 09-22-2011
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xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM PP hone: 850-653-8868 WW eb: apalachtimes.com EE -mail: dadlerstein@star.com Fax: 850-653-8036 CC irculation: 800-345-8688 DEAEADLILINESES FOOR NEEXTT WEEWEEK: SSchool News & SSociety: 11 a.m. Friday Real EEstate AAds: 11 a.m. Thursday LLegal AAds: 11 a.m. Friday CClassied Display AAds: 11 a.m. Friday CClassied LLine AAds: 5 p.m. Monday CContact Us OOut to see IIndex Martin, Wood to receive similar plea offerBy David AdlersteinTimes City Editor The former project manager for the compa ny that built the Franklin County School has pled no contest to a single grand theft charge for his role in a bogus billing scheme during construc tion of the school. Attorneys for Casey Kelley, 34, of Wewahitch ka, have worked out a plea agreement that will put Kelley in the county jail for one day less than a year, according to the state attorneys ofce. Kelley also would be required to make res titution over 15 years probation for his part in stealing nearly $1 million in 2007 and 2008 through fraudulent invoicing by a local temporary agency and security company. The need for restitu tion outweighs the need for incarceration, Robin Myers, the assistant state attorney, said Friday. Myers said State At torney Willie Meggs has a standing policy of seeking some amount of jail time in every case of employee theft in order to have a chilling effect that restitution alone By David AdlersteinTimes City Editor Apalachicola will raise less in property taxes next year than it did during the current 2010-11 budget year, and city workers will see their paychecks remain the same, based on a tentative budget approved Monday night. By a unanimous vote, the Apalachicola City Commis sion approved a millage rate of 9.1735 mills, about a halfmill above this years rate of 8.6250 mills and about 0.416 mills below the rollback rate of 9.586 mills. Adopting the rollback rate would have meant the city generated the same amount of ad valorem tax revenue as this year, about $1.22 million. But the lesser millage means the city will have about $1.15 million in property tax revenue to spend. When all other taxes, fees and miscellaneous rev enues are gured in, the city will have revenues to work with of about $2.03 million, about $50,000 less than the By David AdlersteinTimes City Editor Franklin County commissioners on Monday evening gave nal approval to a $41 million budget for the 2011-12 scal year, about 23 percent of which will be funded by ad valorem taxes. The board voted 4-1, with Commis sioner Pinki Jackel opposed, to adopt a millage rate of 4.980 mills, 5.14 percent greater than the rollback rate of 4.7365 mills, which would have kept property tax revenue at $8.95 million. Instead, the county will have about $9.46 million to work with, about a halfmillion dollars (12 percent) more than last year. The budget hearing opened with Commissioner Cheryl Sanders securing unanimous support to take half of the al location for the Apalachicola Meals and Wheels program, about $10,614, and use it to fund meals for the eastern end of the county. She said she had spoken to R.H. Cart er, who leads the Wakulla County Senior Citizens program, which assumed re sponsibility on May 1 to provide meals to the Carrabelle, Lanark Village and Alligator Point area. She said Carter told her Wakulla received no reimbursement from the county. Sanders said though Apalachic ola had made it clear that its program served only the Apalachicola and East point areas, the commissioners had erred in not funding the needs of the eastern end of the county. This is to make sure we represent all the people of Franklin County, she said. Its an awful shame we have to go to an outside county to take care of them. These people who qualify for these Meals on Wheels, they need it. Sanders also gained unanimous support for a motion that specied that the $156,000 given to the county health department would be spent entirely on providing primary care from the Car rabelle annex, similar to the policy this year. I want the record to show and re ect that theres no misunderstanding to anybody, Sanders said. That clinic is seeing a lot of people and some are special needs patients, said Commissioner Bevin Putnal. We need to keep it going as along as it can. A number of people from the audi ence spoke out against the millage hike, beginning with Eastpoints Frank Ven able. Venable said he knows of ve busi nesses that have closed their doors in the county since Labor Day, with about 20 jobs lost as a result. That will put 20 more people on the Meals on Wheels program, he said. Thats the risk of being in private busi ness. I know of two other businesses that will be closing their doors in 30 to 60 Seafood harvest declined in 2010By Lois SwobodaTimes Staff Writer At their Sept. 6 meeting, County Extension Agent Bill Mahan told commis sioners the amount of sea food harvested in 2010 was signicantly less than in 2009. There were some major changes to the countys sheries in response to the BP oil gusher, Mahan said. We saw a reduction of more than $2 million in dockside value. More than half of the decrease, or $1.2 million, was as a result of fewer oysters be ing harvested, and another $700,000 reduction in nsh landings. Mahan presented the board with a sheet summa rizing the changes to the commercial shery landing. The value of inshore nsh harvest like mullet and ounder was relatively Kelley takes plea in theft case NICOLE WWOOdD LLEOnNArdRD MMArR TInN CCASEY KELLEY DA A VI I D AA DLE LE RSTEI STEI N | The TimesApalachicola City Commissioners Brenda Ash, right, and Mitchell Bartley differed on whether to grant city workers a 3 percent retirement reimbursement. NAn N CY SS Hu U LEr R | Special to The TimesNancy Shuler, who lives at 12th Street and Avenue B in Apalachicola, was pleased to discover this pair of bald eagles had returned to a nearby tree Monday morning, so she snapped this inspiring photo. Better keep my cat in, she said.THE EAGLES HAVE LANDEDCity OKs tentative budget County approves 2011-12 budget See HAHARVESTEST A16 See CITCITY A6 See COCOUNTTY A16 See KELLEYELLEY A2 volVOL 126 Iss SS Ue E 21 Thursday, September 22, 2011Opinion . . . . . . ............ AA4 Society . . . . . . ............ AA8 Faith . . . . . . . .............. AA9 Outdoors . . . . . .......... AA10 Sports . . . . . . ............ AA11 Tide Chart . . . . . ......... AA13 Classieds . . . ...... AA14-AA15 EEstuaries Day Friday in EEastpoint The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will celebrate estuaries day from 1:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the reserves visitor center, 108 Island Drive in Eastpoint. The rst 600 visitors will get free Estuaries Day T-shirts, and there will be door prizes given away. For information, call 670-7700. CC amp Gordon Johnston MM useum Day S S aturday Camp Gordon Johnston and Smithsonian Magazine celebrate National Museum Day  on Saturday, Sept. 24. This will mark the fth consecutive year the World War II museum has been asked to participate. The museum, in the Carrabelle Municipal Complex at 1001 Gray Ave, will host visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature documentaries, Ken Tucker signing his World War II memoirs and live music. Admission is by donation. Learn more about the museum and download directions at www. campgordonjohnston.com, or call 697-8575. OOysters and EElvis PPresley at Dixie At 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, to Oct. 1, Todd Alan Herendeen will return to Apalachicolas Dixie Theatre with Follow That Dream. Pearls, also known as Apalachicola Bay oysters, will be served. Herendeen and his band, which capture the magic of Elvis Presley, are one of the biggest box ofce draws in the Panhandle. For information, call 653-3200. AApalachicola Bay CChamber golf tourney From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, St. James Golf Course will host the eighth annual Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce golf tournament. It will be a ighted four-man scramble; low score wins with prizes for the top three teams. A reception will follow the tournament. Cost per team is $400, $100 per player. Fees include range balls and golf carts. Proceeds will go toward the chambers building fund. For more information, contact the chamber at 653-9419 or email info@apalachicolabay.org.Senior Night success, AA11

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LocalA2 | The Times Thursday, September 22, 2011 Commission picks Poloronis for runway restripingBy Lois SwobodaTime Staff Writer County commissioners took quick action to solve a problem at the Apala chicola Regional Airport during their Sept. 6 meeting. County Planner Alan Pierce told the board he received an email from Bill Farris, a civil engineer with the Fed eral Aviation Administration (FAA), that emphasizing the importance of restriping the main runway. Formerly known as Runway 13/31, it was desig nated Runway 14/32 after the last FAA inspection to compensate for natural changes in the Earths magnetic eld. In a telephone interview, Airport Manager Ted Mosteller said having the correct numeric designation is impor tant when navigating with GPS receiv ers. Pierce said the FAA has the au thority to shut down the runway if the change is not done in a timely fashion. The commission was scheduled to open bids Sept. 6 on the restriping as well as tree removal, herbicide spray er for the airport and rehabilitation of an existing hangar. Two bids were re ceived for the restriping project: Polo ronis Construction of Apalachicola for $279,000 and High Life Markings Inc. of Abbots Center, N.Y., for $305,000. The council directed Lee Lewis, representing Avcon, the airports con sulting engineers, to review the re striping bids immediately. He returned before the end of the meeting and rec ommended the work be awarded to Poloronis, which the commissioners voted unanimously to do. The commission also unanimously approved an application for a $30,000 joint project agreement grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Bids on the tree removal, sprayer and han gar renovations are being reviewed by Avcon and the airport board. Pierce told commissioners the Flor ida Department of Transportation has provided an additional $38,000 for reno vations to the existing hangar. Well be able to do everything, he said. KELLEY from page A1might not achieve. Circuit Judge Angela Dempsey will have to decide whether to accept the terms of Kelleys plea agreement at a disposition hearing Oct. 10. The two others also charged on Jan. 24, 2010, with 43 felony grand theft counts Leonard Martin, 50, owner of Purity Temporary Employment and Martin Security, and Kelleys ex-wife, Lana Nicole Wood, 29, of Tallahassee, who worked as Martins ofce manager will be offered a similar plea agreement, Myers said. He said the state decided to consolidate the charges into a single felony count to elimi nate the time and expense of having to prove each one indi vidually. Myers said the restitution agreement he is seeking from the three defendants species that each is jointly and sev erally liable, meaning each defendant would be on the hook for all the money until it is paid, regardless of the por tion he or she has returned. It becomes the responsibility of the defendants to sort out their respective proportions of liability and payment, My ers said. At the end of the day, I an ticipate all parties will enter a plea with similar conditions, he said. Mr. Martin and I have not made a nal decision about a case resolution, Martins at torney, Ethan Way, said Mon day. We probably will not de cide until early October.Rolex watches and autographed jerseysAccording to the Florida Department of Law Enforce ments probable cause af davit, Kelley and Martin split about $948,000 falsely billed to Kelleys employer, Peter Brown Construction. Of this, $818,000 was generated by Purity for ctitious workers and $130,000 was from Martin Security for a security system that was never installed. According to the FDLE af davit, Kelley said Wood, his then-girlfriend whom he mar ried in July 2007, told him Mar tin came up with the idea to create ctitious invoices. Kel ley said he weighed the plan for about two weeks and then met in an ofce at the Love Center Church, where Martin serves as pastor, to discuss the details. The two men decided on an even split of the proceeds, but that on occasions the split was 60-40 or even 80-20 depending who needed the money at the time, Kelley told investiga tors. Kelley told FDLE that on numerous occasions, checks he received from Purity for his share were returned because of insufcient funds, but Mar tin ultimately made good on them. After Peter Brown began investigating what appeared to be a security system that was never installed, Kelley met with company ofcials in April 2008 and admitted the fraudulent billing scheme, ac cording to the afdavit. No one other than he (Mar tin) and I are involved, Kelley told investigators. Together with Casey Kelleys father, former Gulf County School Superintendent Jerry Kelley, a repayment ar rangement was worked out with Peter Brown. Casey Kel ley told investigators that be fore providing his ex-employer with a sworn deposition, they told him that he was not go ing to be prosecuted and that this situation was going to be handled internally, reads the afdavit. Jerry Kelley told investiga tors that John Stewart, one of the co-owners of Peter Brown, told him they were going to handle this theft by his son internally. Jerry advised that Stewart asked him what he was willing to pay to keep his name clean because what his son did would also give him a black eye. After the broader investi gation by the FDLE, the state attorneys ofce decided to charge Kelley, Martin and Wood with the felonies. Included in the nearly $134,000 in restitution Casey Kelley made to Peter Brown two years ago was $30,000 from Envison Credit Union that Jerry Kelley paid on his sons behalf. Other direct cash payments included $48,802 from Afliated Action, minus commission, which FDLE said represented the proceeds from a property sale. Also in cluded in the cash payments was about $10,720 from the Emerald Coast and Florida Commerce credit unions, and a nal payroll check for $475. Casey Kelley also turned over to Peter Brown a 2008 GMC Yukon that Peter Brown valued at $30,000 and a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado the com pany said was worth $14,000. He also turned over a dia mond tennis bracelet valued at $427; a diamond and ruby tennis bracelet valued at $540; a ruby diamond pendant and ruby and diamond earrings, together worth $720; a wom ans ruby ring worth $810; and silver and diamond earrings worth $45. Also included in Kelleys initial restitution effort were seven watches: a platinum Ro lex President valued at $28,800; mens and womens Rolex Yacht Masters each valued at $5,580; a mens Rolex Date Just worth $3,690; a mens Tag Heuer TW Edition worth $540; a womens Tag Heuer worth $337; and a mens Tag Heuer Aquaracer worth $540. Lastly, Casey Kelley gave back to Peter Brown four jer seys, autographed by National Football League stars John Elway, Eli Manning, Payton Manning and Dan Marino, that the company said were worth a total of $900.Martin says he believed work was legitimateThere is no indication in the court records that Martin has made any restitution as of yet. In his Jan. 12, 2010, inter view with FDLE agents, Mar tin said Kelley asked him to employ Wood, who at the time worked for Peter Brown, be cause they had been caught together by one of the compa nys vice presidents. She was hired as ofce manager at $9 an hour. Martin said his security rm placed a $2,200 security system on the Peter Brown construction trailer but got no further work from the con struction project until Kelley suggested billings for tempo rary employees go through Purity. FDLE investigators said Martin claimed Kelley told him he would supply the em ployees through a Tallahassee company of which Kelley was part owner. Peter Brown was then billed by Purity at $18 per hour for each employee. Martin tried to stress that because he had met with Peter Brown and that Browns com pany wanted to use local labor, that everything they were do ing was legitimate, wrote the investigators, noting that Mar tin advised he never signed the ctitious invoices. Martin told investigators he estimated he made between $380,000 and $390,000 for work that his company didnt provide over a 10or 11-month period, which was mostly in 2007. Filings to the court indi cate that Martin Security had gross receipts of $1.174 million in tax year 2006 and showed a business income of $9,807. Martin Securitys 2007 tax re turn showed gross receipts of $853,144 and a loss of $91,839 in business income. In 2007, Purity listed gross receipts of $473,457 and business income of $193,569. On Dec. 19, 2008, the PBSJ Corporation bought Peter R. Brown Construction Inc. On Oct. 1, 2010, the combined en tity became part of Atkins, the worlds 11th largest design rm.

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LocalThe Times | A3Thursday, September 22, 2011 LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesA new gate on the north side of the Apalachicola Bridge was installed by Progress Energy to assist in the installation of replacement power poles across the river between Apalachicola and Eastpoint. County Planner Alan Pierce said the north edge of the bridge will be used as a temporary dock and staging area during the installation, and will be the main holding area for materials and equipment. Pierce said the poles nearest to the Eastpoint side will be installed from shore, and others will be installed from a barge. Poles too distant to be installed from shore, and in water too shallow for the barge, will be installed by a helicopter. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING & ZONING CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDAThe Apalachicola Planning & Zoning will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 6:00 PM at City Hall, Community Center Meeting Room, 1 Bay Avenue, Apalachicola, Florida to discuss and receive citizen comments on a special exception request relating to proposed business use of the structure on the parcel located at the corner of 8th St and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (C-2 Neighborhood Commercial), more specically described as Block 167, Lot 1 pursuant to the ofcial zoning map of the city. A Special Meeting will immediately follow. The following special exception request item will be discussed and considered: a)The applicant is interested in opening a game room within the C-2 (Neighborhood Commercial) zoned area. The indoor amusement may consist of dances, music, pool tables and billiards, arcade & all types of games, targeting kids with no alcoholic beverages allowed. The plan is to name the business Keep It Clean Game Room. The Apalachicola Land Development Code allows for such use if special exception approval is granted. All interested parties are encouraged to attend and be heard with respect to this request. For further information, contact the Apalachicola Administrative and Community Development Ofce, 1 Avenue E, Apalachicola, Florida 850-653-9319. dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated to meet all your insurance needs The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce. Arrests are made by ofcers from the following city, county, and state law enforcement agencies: Apalachicola (APD), Carrabelle (CPD), Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce (FCSO), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC), Florida Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF) and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FLDACS). All defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.Sept. 13Bryan F. Braswell, 39, Crawfordville, violation of probation and failure to appear (FCSO)Sept. 14Jake H. Wheeless, 34, Crawfordville, criminal mischief and grand theft (FCSO)Sept. 15Andrea D. Nichols, 26, Sopchoppy, bond revocation (FCSO) Michael L. Quinn, 44, Port St. Joe, failure to appear (FCSO) Tony R. Nowling, 47, Eastpoint, DUI and no valid drivers license (FHP) Thomas C. Calhoun, 40, Eastpoint, resisting without violence, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis and domestic battery (FCSO) Tonya C. Seamon, 38, Carrabelle, domestic battery (CPD)Sept. 16William J. Switzer, 26, Apalachicola, failure to appear (FCSO)Sept. 18Linda J. Goggins, 51, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FCSO) William F. Woods, 37, Carrabelle, violation of a domestic violence injunction, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis and introduction of contraband into a correctional facility (CPD)Sept. 20Bradley W. Osteen, 23, Eastpoint, loitering or prowling (FCSO) Arrest REPorOR T PProgress to begin pole installation

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OpinionA4 | The Times Thursday, September 22, 2011 USPS 027-600Published 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 monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. TO ALL ADVERTISERSIn 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 TimesIts past time to get out the scissors. Last month the latest decit projections emerged, forecasting a $1.3 trillion federal decit for this year, and an additional $3.5 trillion in debt over the next 10 years. Were suggesting a way to get things started by slicing as much as $380 billion in wasteful and environmentally harmful, low hanging budgetary fruit. This month, we joined with environmental group Friends of the Earth, free market think tank Heartland Institute, and consumer watchdog Public Citizen to release the Green Scissors 2011 report. The new analysis highlights billions of dollars in cuts to unnecessary, outdated, and ineffective spending programs that also support environmentally harmful activities and can produce additional long-term liabilities for taxpayers. While the report provides good reading for all lawmakers, the ones who should be sitting in the front row include the 12 members of Congress who now sit on the socalled Super Committee tasked with producing a set of recommendations for saving up to $1.5 trillion over the next ten years. To be sure, the new Congressional Super Committee will have its hands full coming up with cuts and revenue raisers, but the Green Scissors report provides some good fodder. Like a lean, mean, slicing machine, it offers up about a third of the reductions they need to achieve in only half the time! Green Scissors details billions of dollars in agriculture, energy, land and water, and transportation spending waste that should be a part of any decit reduction plan. Of course this doesnt list every way we can pare down our decit check out our starter list of discretionary, mandatory, and tax expenditures so far but its a start. Well never get our debt in check if we dont start somewhere. So why not start right here? The federal government can save billions every year making sure it receives its fair share of revenue for use of public resources, as well as cutting bogus spending. Taxpayers own vast amounts of natural resources and we should get a fair market value when they are developed, instead of just giving them away, as is the case with the 1872 Mining Law and royalty-free oil and gas drilling. We also need to rein in the litany of tax breaks that litter the code, increase complexity, and unnecessarily subsidize highly protable industries whether it is for oil and gas or in the alternative energy eld of ethanol and bio-fuels. And we need to make sure federal tax dollars are only funding infrastructure projects that serve a real national need and are good stewards of our dollars. Subsidizing rural airline passengers up to a $1,000 a piece, spending $2 billion on a boondoggle, the economically unjustied Mississippi River navigation locks, or building fancy bridges when just as useful, but far cheaper, alternatives are available is something we cannot afford. There is also future risk to consider. The nuclear industry is set to receive billions in loan guarantees for new reactor construction, new reactors that are plagued with cost, safety, and technological concerns. These are high risk loans that private markets wont nance, so why should taxpayers take on this nancial burden? Or promote high-risk development and crop production with billions of dollars in ood and crop insurance subsidies. There are many things Congress and the federal government can do to save money and help the environment. Were just getting started. There are timber subsidies, ranching subsidies, and subsidies for companies overseas. The list goes on. To be sure, all of these programs and projects have political constituencies. It wont be easy; it never is. But considering a broad, extremely diverse coalition has come together and agreed that all of this wasteful and environmentally harmful spending has got to go, this is where the Super Committee has to start. Ryan Alexander is president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, a 501(c)(3) non-partisan budget watchdog serving as an independent voice for American taxpayers. The groups mission is to achieve a government that spends tax dollars responsibly and operates within its means. It works with individuals, policymakers, and the media to increase transparency, expose and eliminate wasteful and corrupt subsidies, earmarks, and corporate welfare, and hold decision makers accountable.Time to run with the scissors LETTERS TO THE EDITORNeed to bring driver license ofce hereI read in last weeks paper about the county ofcials salaries. If so many people make so much, why do we have to go to another county to get driver licenses? Why couldnt that job be available here? Were looking for jobs. We have a Florida Highway Patrol station in Eastpoint, and its just sitting there.George PeddieApalachicolaSSchedule county budget workshops in eveningOn Sept. 6, I attended the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners rst Budget Adoption Hearing. At that meeting, Commissioner Cheryl Sanders chided citizens for not attending the BOCC Budget Workshops to provide input into the countys budget during those preliminary meetings. Her comments, as quoted in the Sept. 15 issue of the Times, were, If yall have a problem, you need to come and talk to us ahead of time, not wait till this nal meeting. I want Commissioner Sanders and others to know that I would have been at the BOCC Budget Workshops but I couldnt attend because I have to work during the day to pay for my Franklin County and School Board taxes. It is not possible for me to take the luxury of time off from work to attend county workshops scheduled during normal daytime working hours for taxpayers. I feel sure there are many other citizens who also work during the day to whom this also applies and who would choose to attend, if they didnt have to take time off of work, to see how the County Commissioners want to spend tax monies. I believe there was clear evidence of this reality demonstrated by the strong attendance of citizens at the Sept. 6 Budget Adoption Hearing that was held in the evening. Therefore, I would like to offer a suggestion that will achieve both the goals of Commissioner Sanders and myself. Next year, please schedule the BOCC Budget Workshops in the evenings while continuing the evening schedules for the Budget Adoption Hearings as well. I know Ill be there and perhaps other citizens will attend, too. Working taxpayers have clearly demonstrated that they want to understand and participate in the decisions being made about their tax monies by County Commissioners and Constitutional Ofcers. I believe that all county ofcials should hear and heed their constituents by giving working taxpayers an equal chance to attend and participate in all budget workshops and hearings. Respectfully,Gail M. RiegelmayerFranklin County Taxpayer Editors note: I am running the following column against my better judgment, contrary to my instincts, opposed to my fundamental principles and despite my best intentions. But Denise insisted, and it is the least I can do, given the wonderful writing she provides Times readers. Such are the vicissitudes stirred by a writers temperament, and thus, reluctantly, I acquiesce to her swan song. I am having such fun with my classes this year. Everything is completely different. The kids seem to be loving it. I know I am. I did a great deal of thinking about emotional learning over the summer. We are only going to really get it when there is something we want to know. I realized that teenagers simply tune out most of what adults are saying to them. Just because the words are coming out of my mouth doesnt make them important. I decided to quit following the mountains of advice and guidelines owing downhill (in the way those missives do) from the education powers-that-be in this state. I am relying on my intuition and what I have learned about writing and what I know about reading. Heres what my classroom looks like. It only took two days of training to achieve this picture. As the kids le into the room, I have music playing as loud as my computer speakers will allow. Think Cedric Watson, European House Techno, Ray Charles, Bruno Mars, Aretha, new stuff and classics, but something different every day. There is a word web diagram on the board with a single word in the center. There is no other information, and the word relates to my ongoing goal of thoughtful, cohesive writing. The rst word was clarity. The second was veracity. Then I went for correlation and synergistic. (Okay, I know Carl Jung made that one up, but I like it.) They know to start looking for denitions, synonyms, antonyms, connotation, various forms of the word, part of speech, and an example sentence. While moving and grooving to the music, my kids start accessing the apps on their phones that will give them the vocabulary information. Some go to one of my seven classroom PCs. Some go old-school to the hard copy dictionaries. The music keeps playing. Then there is the bellringer. Thats a quickie beginning-of-class lesson to be done rst thing. Mostly now, I do grammar. I have my reasons. In 10th grade Ive had to start with nouns! I have to go where the kids are. They cant do trig if they dont know how to add. The hard fact is that these children have to think about the answers to some of the multiplication tables. It doesnt come naturally. The same goes for the language of writing. It is not automatic. They cant control their message if they dont know punctuation and sentence structure. Honestly, Im doing some old-fashioned drills. I want Standard English writing to be second nature for them. The education professionals set drill aside quite a long time ago. However, I nd that I am glad to have the skill set of grammar rules and arithmetic so laboriously earned all those years back. I think I have earned that point of view because of the other cutting edge stuff going on in my class. My babies do all of the information retrieval on their own. They can talk to each other, but not to me. Well, I did make it clear there will be a response if blood and mayhem is involved, but only then. They cant keep running home to Mama. After about 10 minutes, they have wrapped it up. I turn off the music and stand in front of the class. I start each period with this: Good Morning. It is a pleasure to be here with you today. I love this time. Get ready, because we are going to do some learning today. We go on to the vocabulary. I elicit information from them, guiding and questioning the choices they have made on the data they have retrieved. After the introductory classroom experience, where to go? I decided to start with oral communication skills. If a person can tell a good story, I can teach them to write a good story. We can nd voice, cadence, tone, gurative language and pause for effect. We do it with punctuation, paragraphing, word choice and consistent attention to theme. I modeled telling a funny story, in a very theatrical way, with voices, laughter and expansive gestures. Then it was their turn. We have only been getting to about three or four a day. Some of their tales are absolutely incredible surng at dawn, rst deer kill with a bow, alligator shoot-out, crack dealer theft of a pet dog. Some kids resist, hoping Ill pass them by. Not going to happen. When that does occur, I elicit the story with thoughtful questions. They know what it is supposed to sound like; they are just too self-conscious to be there yet. We got it going on in Ms. Rouxs classroom. We are having fun. We are laughing. We are learning. In fact, I learned Friday that I could pour used motor oil on fence posts to protect them from rot and bugs. (Yes, I know that is not environmentally correct). I also learned that I could use a rubber baby bottle nipple as a gun silencer. One never knows when that information might prove useful. I ran my ideas past the super and the principal before I took off. They approved. I am calling the techniques Differentiated Interactive Instruction (DII), and I am keeping a reective journal. I can do education bureaucratese and jargonese with the best of them, but it nd it boring and stodgy. (I blatantly stole those made-up words from a colleague. Arent they wonderful?) That brings me to this. I want my writing to bring me riches, not necessarily lots of money, but some. I want to move out of public education into a life where my words are enough to nancially enhance my life. I have a book project started based on 18 months of food columns I wrote at the Times back in 1982 and 83. Thats pretty exciting. Im a better writer now, because Ive worked on the craft, and I expect fairly extensive rewrites, edits, and updates. I want to write in a longer format, around 1,500 words, and that means magazines. Im a novice in that world, and the learning curve looms in front of me. I want to do a blog about my bankruptcy and foreclosure. I think lots of people could relate. I have been doing this column for about three years, and before that I wrote a book column for the library. David gives me great placement on the editorial page, usually above the fold. He nds great art; sometimes I get color, and he writes my headlines. I have loved doing the column. I found creative discipline and my inbox lled with mail from appreciative readers. I answered every message. Because I want to be paid for my words now, the symbiotic relationship is ending. I have pages of notes and ideas. I want to use them in a different way. So many threads of insight, but a limited venue at this time. Selshly, I am saving them up. I think I might even have a short, tragic, fun memoir. Ill call it a novel, of course. David gave me around 1,200 words this time. Bye, for now. Denise Roux is a regular columnist for the Apalachicola and Carrabelle Times. To reach her, email her at rouxwhit@mchsi.com.A bell rings, class begins RRED WHITE an AND ROUXDenise Roux RR Yan AN AlLEXanANDER

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LocalThe Times | A5Thursday, September 22, 2011By David AdlersteinTimes City Editor Franklin Countys unemployment situation dimmed in August, as 20 more people joined the jobless rolls and the unemployment rate rose by 0.4 percentage points. According to preliminary numbers released Friday by the Agency for Workforce Innovation (AWI), the countys jobless rate rose to 8.2 percent in August, just slightly below the 8.3 percent rate one year ago. This monthly rise in the jobless numbers, from 432 people without jobs to 452, came about as the labor force shrunk by 40 workers, from 5,547 in July to 5.507 last month. The countys labor force remains larger than it was one year ago, when it comprised 5,448 workers in Aug. 2010. Franklin Countys jobless numbers keep it tied with Wakulla County for sixth best in the state, better than both the national average of 9.1 percent, and the Florida average of 10.9 percent. Monroe County has the states lowest unemployment rate at 6.7 percent, followed by Walton at 7.0, Liberty 7.1, Okaloosa 7.4, and Lafayette 7.7. Most of the counties with the lowest unemployment rates are those with relatively high proportions of government employment. Others have seasonal increases in tourism-related employment. There were 42 Florida counties with double-digit unemployment rates in August. The unemployment rate in the Gulf Coast Workforce region (Bay, Franklin, and Gulf counties) was 9.5 percent in August, 0.2 percentage points better than one year ago, and 1.4 percentage points below the state rate of 10.9 percent. Out of a labor force of 104,150, there were 9,892 unemployed Gulf Coast residents We are pleased to see that our unemployment rate has held steady for the past five months amongst rumors of a double dip recession, said Kim Bodine, executive director of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board. Job orders have picked up, and we are hopeful that we are on the road to recovery. The August 2011 unemployment rates in the two other counties within the Gulf Coast Workforce region were Bay Count at 9.5 percent and Gulf County 10.2, both unchanged from July. Floridas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in August 2011 is 10.7 percent, which represents 987,000 jobless out of a labor force of 9.201 million. The states unemployment rate is unchanged from July and i0.9 percentage point lower than the August 2010 rate of 11.6 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was 9.1 percent in August. Floridas seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment in August 2011 is 7.233 million, an increase of 9,900 jobs (+0.1 percent) from July 2011, and up 46,100 jobs compared to a year ago. From January to August 2011, Florida has gained 71,600 jobs, with August the 11th consecutive month with positive annual job growth since the state started losing jobs in July 2007. An increase of nearly 10,000 jobs since last month is another positive indication Floridas employers are gaining confidence, people are getting back to work, and our state is making progress under Governor Scotts leadership, said AWI Director Cynthia R. Lorenzo. With the launch next month of the Department of Economic Opportunity, we are taking a bold step to position Florida as the number one state in the nation to do business and create jobs. The Department of Economic Opportunity was created during the 2011 Legislative Session in response to Governor Scotts priority of establishing a more unified approach and rapid response to job creation through consolidation of the states economic development functions. Encompassing responsibilities overseen by AWI, the Department of Community Affairs and the Governors Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development, the new department becomes operational Oct. 1. The industry gaining the most jobs is leisure and hospitality (+46,400 jobs, +5.1 percent). Other industries gaining jobs include private education and health services (+22,200 jobs, +2.1 percent); trade, transportation, and utilities (+11,200 jobs, +0.8 percent); professional and business services (+8,900 jobs, +0.9 percent); financial activities (+1,700 jobs, +0.4 percent); and other services (+200 jobs, +0.1 percent). These industry job gains are partially due to increases in food services and drinking places; ambulatory health care services; food and beverage stores; legal services; real estate; and repair and maintenance. Industries losing jobs over the year include: total government (-20,400 jobs, -1.8 percent), construction (-17,600 jobs, 5.1 percent), information (-5,700 jobs, -4.2 percent), and manufacturing (-800 jobs, -0.3 percent). These industry job losses are partially due to losses in federal government which employed temporary census workers last year; construction of buildings; telecommunications; and miscellaneous manufacturing. Dear Neighbor,We want to share some information with you about a very important and meaningful youth outreach program we are helping bring to our community called FranklinCounty FutureNow. FutureNow is a high-energy school assembly program using live music, drama, and real-life stories to impact, encourage, motivate and inspire young people to tap into the power of making right choices. FutureNow will be putting on a school day assembly for Franklin Middle and High School on Wednesday September 28 at the Franklin County High School Gym. FutureNow with the support of the School Boards, school principals, local government, local businesses, community leaders, civic groups and churches will deliver a positive message: A clear vision for your life will inspire you to keep from destructive decisions, and help you reach for your dreams and goals! This is a purely secular message presented during the daytime school assembly. On that same evening of Wednesday September 28, our students, their family, along with the entire community, are invited to a high energy worship celebration event at no cost simply provided as a service to the community. Everyone in Franklin County can get involved in some way through planning, fundraising and the follow-up teams. We feel very strongly that our community and the lives of the students will be changed for the better, forever. Together, we can work to make a lasting impact in the lives of our local teens, meeting this goal is well within our reach! The FranklinCounty FutureNow TeamWe need your help to raise the funds for this program. Please consider joining us as a sponsor. As of this time, we have raised $6450 of $8500. In these nancial dicult times, there is no investment more important than the hearts, minds and souls of our youth. Our broader goal in partnering with FutureNow.us for 2011 event is that we will be learning the tools to develop the FutureNow format to have an annual event on our own each fall here in Franklin County. FutureNow would return in 2014 for a follow-up event. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and will help make this event possible. Thank you in advance for joining us in this great cause, because our Future is being made NOW! Please send your donations to: FranklinCounty FutureNow P.O. Box 476, Apalachicola Fl, 32329. If you have questions, comments or input please contact one of our FutureNow Team Leaders. Robert Murray 850-210-4129 Scott Shiver 850-653-6905 VACANT LOT APALACHICOLANice corner lot at 12th St. and Ave L 60 x 100. Old home on lot but no value given to structure.MLS# 244889.................$25,000 Travis Stanley 850.653.6477 Grayson Shepard 850.653.6718 Kim Davis 850.653.6875 Leon Teat 850.653.5656 Jackie Golden 850.899.8433 Jamie Crum 850.370.0835 Sandy Mitchem 850.899.8300 BAYFRONT EASTPOINT1.2 acres on Hwy 98 with $850/ month rental income from mobile home, also machine shop. Great home site and already has dock approval.MLS# 243415...........$ 149,000 VACANT COMMERCIAL LOT APALACHICOLAOn the corner of 8th St. and Ave. I zoned C2 neighborhood commercial single family, MLS# 244962..............$45,000COMMERCIAL APALACHICOLATwo commercial lots for sale in Apalachicola on the corner of Commerce and Penton St. Great location, one block of Hwy 98, near all the best shops and restaurants in Apalach!MLS# 244870.................$290,000 AFFORDABLE GREATER APALACHICOLA3 BR/2BA 1142 sq.ft home with large fenced back yard, storage building. Great condition at a great price! MLS# 244700$115,000 COMMERCIAL ST. GEORGE ISLANDExcellent location for 1500 square feet of commercial space in the heart of the island. Currently has closing. Also available for LONG TERM LEASE call for details.MLS# 244926...........$339,000 County jobless rate worsens in AugustWe are pleased to see that our unemployment rate has held steady for the past ve months amongst rumors of a double dip recession. Job orders have picked up, and we are hopeful that we are on the road to recovery. Kim Bodine Executive director of Gulf Coast Workforce Board

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LocalA6 | The Times Thursday, September 22, 2011$2.08 million this year. The proposed millage, which faces a nal budget hearing Sept. 27, keeps in place a plan to reimburse city employees for the 3 percent of their salaries the state legislature mandated earlier this year they pay into their state retirement accounts. The budget does not include a 2 percent sal ary hike for city workers that had appeared in earlier drafts of the budget. In making the motion for the 3 percent reim bursement, Commissioner Brenda Ash said she did not intend it to be an ongoing process, but an item to be revisited next year. Also, I would like to keep open the idea that we look at if the funds are available to give some kind of bonus at the end of the year. This is not political; this is all about the betterment of this city. Its beyond politics now. We are at a point where we have to look at the bet terment of everybody, Ash said. We have to look at the whole picture. We can not exclude them (city work ers). Commissioner Mitchell Bartley, who has argued that neither the reimburse ment nor the pay hike is appropriate in this tough economic climate, moved that the 3 percent retire ment reimbursement be ex cluded, which was seconded by Commissioner Jimmy Elliott. As far as hard times, theres a lot of people out of work, Elliott said. Basical ly we should be thankful we have jobs. Times are going to get worse and we need to prepare for next year, and I hope that we dont ever see another 1993 when we have to lay people off. Bartley said he was concerned that a further decline in housing values could mean the city would reach its maximum millage amount next year and still have to make cuts. I just see the future will be more devastating next year, he said. Were in a real hard recession. Taxpayers cant keep taking the (hit). Carry it over, and if ev erything collapses, you still (have enough funds), he said. Elliott said he would like to see the 3 percent reim bursement set aside in the budget, to be made avail able only if the situation warrants it. Bartleys motion was de feated, with no votes from Ash, Frank Cook and Mayor Van Johnson. This keeps keep pay where it was last year, Cook said. Cook urged the city staff to focus on ways to trim costs in an effort that could lead to future raises. I think we have to reval uate the year as it goes on, he said. I think things will get better. We have to look at how we can save money. Shutting off the lights and doing small things like that, if its added up over a year, you can save a lot of money. If we can save suf cient money, we can look and see what else we can do, Cook said. One item absent from the budget is a plan, put forth by City Administrator Betty Taylor Webb at last weeks budget, that would have taken $30,000 annu ally for each of the next ve years from the Margaret Key bequest and used it to fund operating expenses for the Apalachicola Municipal Library. The bequest from the late Margaret Key, who was married to novelist Al exander Key early in his career, now stands at about $400,000, so the transfer of monies would have left the fund at about $250,000 for capital improvement proj ects by the year 2016. We (the library board) have been stewards of that money since the bequest was given to us, faithful stewards of that money, said Denise Roux, a mem ber of the commission-ap pointed board that oversees the library. To use that money, the city is abrogat ing its responsibility to the citizens of this town. Roux also was critical of the commissioners deci sion to offer the 3 percent retirement reimbursement, calling it unconscionable if it meant having to draw on the Key bequest for li brary funding. We have to do some thing. You want us to save, you want us to cut, but were trying to do what is best for the overall city, Ash said. No, youre doing what is best for the employees, Roux replied. Ash asked for a clear understanding of who ran the library, an independent library board or the elected city commission. Roux and Susan Clem entson, another member of the library board, said the board works in cooperation with the city, similar to how planning and zoning oper ates. By a unanimous vote, the commissioners voted not to proceed with the plan to draw on the Key bequest. Instead, the library will be funded as it was this year, with a $20,000 allocation of city operating revenue to the library board and anoth er $6,200 in utility and sup ply costs covered directly by the city. As a result, librar ian Caty Greene will not be brought on as a full-time employee with health insur ance benets. Clementson said she supported the citys deci sion not to use the Key money. That is more palatable, she said. It shows me youre willing to take responsibility for the city library. FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REQUEST FORQUALIFICATIONS FORLANDFILL OPERATION, MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCEThe Franklin County Board of County Commissioners is requesting Apalachicola Bay Charter SchoolA Public School of Choice Board of DirectorsThis is a voluntary position and provides a Franklin County resident the opportunity to play an important role in the education of 340 PreK -8th grade students. The ABC Board seeks representation from various factions of the community including parents, clergy, business people, professional and trade group members. Interested persons should send a resume and/or letter of Interest to Jim Bachrach, ABC School, 98 12th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320.Apalachicola Bay Charter School 98 12th Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 653-1222 (phone) 653-1857 (fax) HEARTFELT THANKS I want to thank all of you who worked so hard to get me re-elected as City Commissioner and trusting me to be one of your leaders in city decision making for the next four years. You know who you are and God bless you and all of us who live in Apalachicola. All of the love and thanks you have shown me aer the election is also greatly appreciated. e government of the people, by the people, and for the people has made a statement; a majority of the voters are pleased with the elected ocials in the city. We live in the greatest city in the world. I know that this victory is for the people of Aplalachicola. Although you chose me as the winner, you are the true winners. I will always do my best to be a servant of the people. I pray that God will always lead me to make the best decisions for the people of Apalachicola. anks, God Bless Us All!!!MITCHELL BARTLEY www.weemsmemorial.com 135 Avenue G, Apalachicola850-653-8853 Email : Info@weemsmemorial.com THIS IS MY HOME THIS IS MY HOSPITALOur mission is to improve the health status of the residents and visitors to Franklin County, by providing quality, compassionate, cost effective and convenient health care through community leadership and in collaboration with other healthcare organizations which serve our communities.George E. Weems Memorial Hospitalis afliated with Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, a 25-bed critical access hospital that offers 24-hour service to our community and its visitors. Our hospital is fully staffed with a warm, caring and professional team 365 days a year. Any time, day or night, you will nd our medical staff ready to assist you when you need it the most! When life-saving, rapid transport for higher level medical services are required, a helipad is located on site.Weems Memorial Hospital. Were Here For You. Weems offers 24 hour emergency services, inpatient acute care services and a swing-bed program. We offer diagnostic imaging to include: x-ray, CT scan and screening mammogrophy. Our on-site laboratory provides service to our in-patients, as well as out-patients. Our ambulatory services include colonoscopy and endoscopy exams and procedures, cardiology out-patient surgery, podiatry out-patient surgery, and more to come! TANNING, WAXING, EAR PIERCING, FEATHERS, FASHION EXTENSIONS & UP DOS. BRING A FRIEND & MENTIONTHIS AD & RECEIVE 10% OFF A SERVICE.NoAppointmentNecessary Walk-ins Welcome BILL MILLER REALTY850-697-3751 (3310) 570-0658WOW! 1BDR FURNISHED APT $15,000 $29,500 $2,500 DOWN BUYS 2 BED APT. 2 6 GULF VIEW & ACCESS 3 BDR 2 BA 2006 M/H $89,000 $500DOWN CHOICE OF 3 CITY LOTS $180.00/MONTH OR $17,500/EACH MIH 2 CRNRLOTS BLK. $ STORE $69,500 1 BR APT., FURN. $29,500 2 BR APT., 3RD ROW $34,500 CITY from page A1

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LocalThe Times | A7Thursday, September 22, 2011 BUDGET SUMMARYCITY OF APALACHICOLA FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA ARE 4.2% MORE THAN LAST YEARS TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES.GENERALENTERPRISESPECIAL REV TOTAL FUND FUND FUND CASH BALANCE BROUGHT FORWARD: 459,000 241,500 204,215 904,715 ESTIMATED REVENUES: AD VALOREM TAXES 1,154,296 1,154,296 (MILLAGE PER $1000: 9.1735) SALES AND USE TAXES 263,650 263,650 FRANCHISE TAXES 341,000 341,000 LICENSE & PERMITS 39,000 39,000 CHARGE FOR SERVICES 160,700 160,700 FINES & FORFEITURES 2,400 2,400 MISC REVENUES 35,000 35,000 WATER & SEWER REV 1,355,000 1,355,000 MOORING BASIN REV 42,300 42,300 MARINA REVENUE 50,100 50,100 PROGRAM INCOME REV 40,000 40,000 TOTAL EST REVENUES: 1,996,046 1,447,400 40,000 3,483,446 TOTAL EST REV & BAL: 2,455,046 1,688,900 244,215 4,388,161 ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES: ADMN. OPERATIONS 320,812 320,812 CITY HALL DEPT. 250,899 250,899 POLICE DEPT. 584,614 584,614 FIRE DEPT. 99,565 99,565 STREET DEPT. 322,433 322,433 PUBLIC WORKS DEPT. 229,178 229,178 LIBRARY SERVICES 27,400 27,400 RECREATION SERVICES 56,200 56,200 WATER DEPT. 593,919 593,919 SEWER DEPT. 744,566 744,566 MOORING BASIN EXP. 42,400 42,400 MARINA EXPENSE 42,100 42,100 PROGRAM EXPENSE 200,000 200,000 TOTAL EST EXPENSES: 1,891,1011,422,985 200,000 3,514,086 TOTAL EST RESERVES: 563,945 265,915 44,215 874,075 TOTAL EST EXP & RES: 2,455,0461,688,900 244,215 4,388,161 THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD. NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARINGThe City of Apalachicola has tentatively adopted a budget for FY 2011-2012. A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on:SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 6:00 PM APALACHICOLA COMMUNITY CENTER, #1 BAY AVENUE, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA The Franklin County Republican Partywill be hosting its annual dinner on Thursday, September 29th at the Ft. Coombs Armory in Apalachicola. Honorary Guest and Speaker will be US Congressman Steve Southerland. Social begins at 5:30, dinner at 6:30pm. Tickets are $35.00 and include dinner and beverages. The public is invited and welcome to attend. Request for tickets may be mail by mail: PO Box 180, Eastpoint FL 32328. By phone: 653-5043, 670-8261, 927-2893 or 697-3189. Special to The TimesA medical examiners report released last week revealed Chef Eddie Cass died of heart disease. In a telephone interview, Dr. Lisa M. Flannagan, the board certied forensic pathologist who assisted in the autopsy, said Cass arteries were 72 percent blocked. She said three prescription drugs were found in his blood stream: Valium, a mild sedative; Ambien, a sleep aid, and Pristiq, an anti-depressant. Flannagan said Cass had prescriptions for all three drugs and that they were present at or below therapeutic levels. She said there was no evidence of a drug overdose or drug abuse. Her report indicated obesity was a factor in Casss death. Cass, 65, passed away in his home in Apalachicola on March 28. The former owner of the Magnolia Grille restaurant, Cass was a longtime county resident who contributed generously to charities including Meals on Wheels and the Franklin County Humane Society.Heart disease took life of Eddie Cass EDDIeE CASSTimesstaff writer Lois Swoboda is seeking ghost stories set on the east end of Franklin County as welI as pictures of the cemetery that was once located at the end on 3rd St in the area called Popes Mill. If you have pictures or would like to share a story, please contact her at 653-5857 or 6531819. You privacy will be protected.SSpooky stories?

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A8 | The Times Thursday, September 22, 2011Tucker to sign war memoirs at museumOn Saturday, Sept. 24, Kenneth Tucker will be autographing his biographical book, Last Roll Call, at the Camp Gorton Johnston World War II museum. Tucker was born in Franklin County, grew up in Eastpoint and attended school in Carrabelle. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps hoping to become a pilot. Instead he became the tail gunner on a B-17 with the 15th Air Force in Italy. The adventures he experienced he has captured in his book. Tucker describes, with a avor of local history, what it meant to him as a proud, and sometimes frightened, member of his bomber team. From crash landing in the Balkans to being escorted by the 332nd Fighter Group Red Tails (later known as the Tuskegee Airmen), Tucker weaves an exciting historical story of living in America and Franklin County during the s and s. This will be Tuckers second visit to the museum on Smithsonian Magazine National Museum Day.Humane Society plans Oct. 1 annual meetingThe Franklin County Humane Society would like to invite the  public to our annual, general meeting on Oct. 1 at the Adoption  Center, 244 State Road 65, Eastpoint. The meeting will be 10-11 a.m., followed by an open house until 2 p.m. with a dedication of the new play area for our doggie residents. Hot dogs, refreshments and dessert will be served, and there will be tours of our newly refreshed Adoption Center.  Bring the kids and enjoy the day with us, and of course the event is pet-friendly for friendly pets. The Humane Society is proud to serve the Franklin County community with the help of caring, concerned citizens.  It would  not be possible to continue to help our less fortunate fourlegged citizens without you.  Come join us for a fun day and show your support for the Franklin County Humane Society.County approves Sanaullah leaseOn Tuesday morning, the county commission approved a three-year lease on the former Chapman Schools building for Apalachicola cardiologist Dr. Shezad Sanaullah. County Attorney Michael Shuler said he received the signed lease Aug. 23, after Sanaullah moved his ofces to the building June 22. Rent for the three-year period is $66,000, $1,833 per month, plus sales tax and utilities. The board voted unanimously for Chairman Smokey Parrish to sign the lease, formalizing the agreement.TDC reduces Geiger contract Tourist Development Council funds for a contract with Geiger and Associates public relations has been cut by 50 percent. At Tuesdays meeting, TDC Administrator Curt Blair told commissioners the contract with Geiger and Associates has been reduced from $75,000 to $37,000 annually. Since 2007, the TDC has paid the promotions rm to organize visits to Franklin County for groups of travel writers. Blair said the move was in consideration of the boards instructions to spend more of the publicity funding locally. He said the money not spent on Geiger will be distributed to the visitor centers. Autumn begins Friday, Sept. 23. Happy autumn! Doesnt downtown Carrabelle look nice? The palm trees, Pampas grass, ower beds and the mulch. We could use more vendors, donations for the auction and help for the Fall Festival at the Senior Center. The parade will step off at 10 a.m. Nov. 12. Call the center at 697-3760, or Shirley Cox at 697-4195 for more info. Today, Sept. 22, members of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will lunch at The Wharf at Summercamp. Enjoy! On Friday, Sept. 23, friends will gather at the Crooked River Grill for lunch and to help Gene Sewell celebrate her 93rd birthday. See ya there! Lunch is Dutch; no presents, please. Please pray for Frank Ferlins eternal peace and for his familys strength during this time. He and his late wife, Betty, were snowbirds for many years. Be kind to one another, check on the sick and housebound Jesus loves Franklin County! Until next time, God bless America, our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry. Y Qualications: Expertise in: Now Accepting AppointmentsCall Toll Free 888-681-5864 For more info www.seclung.com Lung Disease SpecialistRob Garver, MDNow Seeing Patients in Port St. Joe NOW BCBS-FL IN-NETWORK PROVIDER HUMANE SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING AND OPEN HOUSE PETOFTHEWEEK Franklin County Humane Society Fresh Baked Bread Cheeses Wine Micro Brews Seasonings and SaucesOpen Daily 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (850)927-5039 112 E. Gulf Beach Dr., St. George Island Alana Hutchins, Johnny Turner to wed Alana Hutchins and Johnny Turner will be joined in matrimony at the Eastpoint Church of God on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. Alana is the daughter of Melissa Calhoun and Tommy and Melanie Hutchins. She is the granddaughter of Ronnie Wilson. Johnny is the son of Susie and Danny Moore and Dink and Phyllis Turner. He is the grandson of Maryann and Kenny Keagle and Mike and Irene Pridgen. He is the father of Aubrey Turner. No invitations are being sent, but all family and friends are invited to come.Anthony Curles, Kendell Hersey wedAnthony and Kendell exchanged vows on Saturday, Sept. 3, with family and friends in attendance. Anthony is the son of Jody and Shirley Curles of Tallahassee and father to Sheryl Ann, Drew, Aden and Madison Curles, all of Crawfordville. Kendell is the daughter of Denise Daughtry of Florence, Ala., and Jimmy and Debra Littrell of Brandon. She is mother to Keaton and Reese Hersey. LaANaARkK NEWsS Jim WelshFall festival seeks donations, volunteers Weddings News BRIEFsS FINFIND IIT ONNLINEINE www.apalachtimes.com Society

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The Times | A9Thursday, September 22, 2011 The United Methodist Churches of Franklin County Welcome You First United Methodist Church of ApalachicolaWorship Service 11:00 a.m. every Sunday Sunday School 10:00 a.m. 75 5th St. Apalachicola 653-9530 fumcapalach@gtcom.net Pastor: Rev. Themo PatriotisCarrabelle United Methodist ChurchWorship 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 StephensEastpoint United Methodist ChurchWorship 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 WhiteSt. George Island United Methodist Church9:00 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 Church379 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 pmNursery Provided during regular church services 7:00 7:00 First Baptist ChurchSt. 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 R. Michael Whaley, Pastor WELCOMES YOUChurch of the Ascension101 NE First Street CarrabelleSUNDAY10:00 AM WELCOMES YOUChurch THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH (850) 274-4490 WELCOMES YOU Trinity Trinity Episcopal Churchest. 1836Welcomes YouHwy. 98 & 6th St. Apalachicola 850-653-9550Sunday Worship Services 8 & 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays Healing Service 11 a.m. Centering Prayer 4 p.m. One of the main things that my wife and I desire to express in our Youth Matters column is that it takes a village to raise a child. We have devoted the last 15 years of our lives in service to the youth, desiring to see them reach their true potential and begin to forge a path of excellence in our hometowns. There are many people within the county (village) who share the same hopes and dreams for our children. These folks work hard developing programs to see your children succeed and encourage them to make good life choices. Even though we have the same goals, sometimes we are all so busy working on the next big project of our own that we do not nd the time to work together. Im proud to say we have united. I received a phone call about one year ago from an organization called Future Now, claiming they could come to our community and reach more students in one day than I could in years. Needless to say, that got my attention. As I listened to the proposal, I was convinced and believed others would be, too. In our rst meeting, we had what I feel were the movers and shakers of the community all under one roof. We agreed that this project would accomplish all of our goals with the nancing being unied under one name, Franklin County Future Now. The mission of Future Now is to impact, encourage, motivate and inspire every young person we encounter in the junior and senior high public school setting to take hold of a clear vision and bright hope for their future. The team captivates teenagers through music, drama and real life stories on issues such as teen pregnancy, alcohol and substance abuse, and much more. On Wednesday, Sept. 28, the team will deliver a highimpact, non-religious message to the middle and high school students during a sixth-period assembly. The same evening at 7 p.m., there will be a free youth event at the high school sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, whom Future Now has partnered with. No matter what your denominational opinions might be, I am sure we all will agree that our kids need spiritual strength in their lives and to be alcoholand drug-free. We would like to extend the opportunity for anyone in the county that would like to help in the nancial support of this endeavor. There is a Franklin County Future Now (FCFN) account set up at the Centennial Bank if you would like to make a donation to the project. You can be a part of history for your community in reaching and changing young lives. We welcome all suggestions and hope you enjoy this weekly article. Please send all emails to Scott Shiver at frontline247@ mac.com. Eastpoint church to host Franklin Outdoor Day on Oct. 1The Eastpoint Church of God is hosting Franklin Outdoor Day with special guest Lemuel Miller sharing hunting tips and life lessons from the eld. The event will be Oct. 1 at the church, 379 Ave A, Eastpoint. Bow shoot registration begins at 8 am. Activities for the whole family including jumpies and games for the kids  begin at noon. Free seafood lunch and more than $1,000 in door prizes. For info call 323-1206.Eastpoint Narcotics Anonymous group to meet SundaysNarcotics Anonymous, providing group support for anyone beset by a drug problem, has begun meeting in Eastpoint. Meetings are open to anyone and are held Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 317 Patton Drive.Account set up for Doris JohnsonDoris Johnson, a longtime resident of Port St. Joe and former resident of Apalachicola, has been approved for a liver-kidney transplant at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. A genetic disease has attacked her liver and kidneys, causing them to fail. After undergoing two weeks of comprehensive testing at the Mayo Clinic, she has been informed she is a candidate for a transplant when organs become available. An account has been set up at Superior Bank in Port St. Joe to help Johnson offset some of the costs of the housing, posttransplant drugs and other necessities. If you would like to contribute, please call Carol at Superior Bank and ask for the Doris Johnson Medical Fund. There will be several fundraisers given in the next few months, and your participation would be greatly appreciated. The many phone calls, prayers and contributions are just some of the ways her spirit has been lifted. Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County is pleased to list a group of some of our favorite people. Local building industry folks are going through a difcult period in the economy, and most are scratching to make ends meet. The following were good enough to contribute their time, labor, materials or all three in the construction of our latest Habitat home, on Fifth Street East in Carrabelle. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are helping Habitat in our goal to make affordable housing available to those in Franklin County who need a hand up, not a handout! Ronald Gray & Assoc. (AC and electric); Ron Smith (vinyl siding); Jimmie Crowder (waste disposal); Willson Portalet (onsite facility); G&H Concrete (concrete slab and sidewalk); Sign De-Sign (site sign); K&J Plumbing (plumbing); Harbor Electric (electric xtures); Blackfoot Roong (shingle installation); RMS Construction (framing); and Elmo Wren, lead carpenter. Interested volunteers may visit www.habitatfranklin.org for information and a place to sign up for either construction or non-construction assistance to Habitat. The website also has information on how you may make other contributions and has info on our events ahead. The ReStore, at the old Apalachicola school location on 14th Street, has bargainpriced goods of all kinds and accepts tax-deductible donations of all kinds of goods. Soon lot clearing will start on an Eastpoint lot donated by Superior Bank. Frank Segree FamilyThe family of Capt. Frank Sonny Boy Segree would like to thank our loving community for all the gifts of owers, plants, food and prayers during the loss of our loved one. A special thanks to Dr. Sanaullah, NHC (Troy and Linda), Big Bend Hospice (Dianne, Michelle, Deanna) and Clinicare (Lance Segree). Also to Brother Bobby Shiver for the wonderful service and Kelly Funeral Home. We thank you all, and may God bless each of you.Inez, Kim, Frank III, Gad and Stephen SegreeCapt. Frank Archidene Sonny Boy Segree, Jr. was born Sept. 27, 1934, in Eastpoint. He passed away on Sept. 9, 2011, at Weems Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family and loving wife. Sonny Boy was a lifelong resident of Eastpoint. He retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after 26 years, was a 32nd degree Mason, served in the National Guards and was a member of the Church of God in Vicksburg, Miss. He is survived by his wife, Inez Segree; children, Kimberly Segree (Randy)  of Eastpoint, Frank Segree, III (Yolanda) of Vicksburg, Miss., Gadson Segree (Shelley) of Eastpoint, and Stephen Segree (Shelly) of Inverness, Miss.; brother, Darrell Segree (Vicky) of Eastpoint; sister, Sue Smith (Hampton) of Apalachicola; seven grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Era Mae and Frank Segree, Sr.; and siblings, Franki Beriman, Martha Raushenburg, Etta Mae Branch, Erma King and Gladys Dean. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the United Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Shiver ofciating. Interment followed in Eastpoint Cemetery. Kelley Funeral Home handled all arrangements.Frank Segree, Jr. FRanANK SeEGReeEE, JR. The future is now for county teenagers YoOUTH MaA TTeERsS Scott Shiver Card of THTHANKKS Obituary Card of THTHANKKS Faith BRRIEFS BIGG BEND HHOSPICE PLANS LUUMINARRIA Special PECIAL To O TT He E TimesTIMES Please join us in remembering or honoring a loved by personalizing one of our special luminaries with a name or message and joining us for the Lighting of the Luminaries, shown above, at dusk Nov. 25 at Riverfront Park. Luminaries may be purchased through November at The Grill in Apalachicola, Centennial Bank branches in Apalachicola and Carrabelle, the Apalachicola Area and Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce ofces and Weems Memorial Hospital for a $2 donation. All the money donated will be used to care for Big Bend Hospice families in Franklin County. If you have questions, please contact Pam Allbritton at 508-8749. HHabitat thanks local builders for donations Faith

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E-mail outdoors news to times outdoors@star.com OUTDoo OO RSwww.apalachtimes.comSection A By Valerie GarmanFlorida Freedom Reeng is big business. Ask Joe Weatherby. He sinks ships for a living. Weatherby is the director of marketing for Reefmakers, an international company that creates articial reefs by sinking ships. The company has sunk more than 400 ships since the 1980s. It can seem a little counterintuitive to someone whos not on the water all the time, Weatherby said. You spend seven gures on (a ship) and then you sink it. But Reefmakers doesnt just sink ships. The company specializes in using the articial reefs as economic development tools, transforming old ships into underwater gold mines used to attract tourist dollars from around the world. Its really, really compelling from an economic point at how well these reefs do, Weatherby said. Its nothing short of miraculous. One of Reefmakers biggest projects was the 2009 sinking of the S.S. Vandenburg in Key West, a project that cost approximately $8 million, but returned $7 million in gross commerce in its rst year underwater. (The projects) can be expensive, but basically all the money is on the front end, Weatherby said. I dive reefs that have been around for 80 or 90 years. This is one of those things thats win-winwin. Weatherby made a presentation to Gulf County several years ago about the benets of reeng. From my perspective, Gulf County is a place that could benet from something like this, Weatherby said. We didnt move forward because it was at a time when there were a lot of other economic issues. Weatherby said the people behind articial reef projects must wear a number of hats in order to fund projects, which are usually paid for with a combination of grants, local and state dollars, donations, fundraisers and many other sources. A recent University of Florida study that examined the economic impacts of articial reefs in Southwest Florida found the economic returns to be much greater than the money dolled out for the reef itself. UF professor Bob Swett led the study and said he was most surprised by the bang for the buck counties saw for articial reef projects. He said some counties spend little to no money on reeng, but rather rely on grants and non-prot organizations for funding. The second-most recent study examining the economic benets of articial reefs in Northwest Florida was a Florida State University study led by Frederick Bell in 1998, which yielded similar results to Swetts more recent study. The new studies kind of just make it as exciting as its ever been, said Scott Jackson, a Bay County extension agent with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Florida Sea Grant. We know that when you put articial reefs out, you get more than just sh. You get dollars and development in your coastal communities. Although it has been 13 years since the study was conducted, Jackson said Panhandle counties are still no stranger to the benets of reeng. Escambia County invested $1 million in tax dollars to sink the USS Oriskany, and returned the investment within three days. The rest of the project was funded by the U.S. Navy. Jackson said the more recent economic data on the success of the Oriskany brings the former Panhandle study up to date and conrms articial reefs continue to bring in dollars. The Mexico Beach Articial Reef Association works in close partnership with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the City of Mexico Beach and U.S. Army Corps Engineers, and has deployed more than 150 articial reefs since its founding in 1997. Ron Childs, an MBARA founding director, said the economic effect of articial reefs in Mexico Beach is phenomenal. Childs said its hard to put a number on the economic gain, but researchers have determined a $130-$135 return for every dollar spent on articial reef deployments, he said. What we have noticed is an increase in boat trafc, Childs said. In the summertime its completely packed. The MBARA passed the $1 million marker last year for money spent on reef deployments, paid for with money from grants, donations, the annual kingsh tournament, memorial reefs and sales of cookbooks and T-shirts. Its just a ripple effect, Childs said. We feel like what were doing is helping the local community in creating jobs. Childs said the reefs help transform the ocean oor into thriving marine communities, which in turn harnesses anglers from around the world. Childs said shing in Florida generates $5 billion in sales annually, and employs 81,000 residents. Florida has the largest complement of permitted articial reefs in the nation, and Bay County has the second largest number of listed reefs in Florida, behind only Pinellas County. According to data from the FWC, Bay County has a total of 220 patch reefs listed, with 111 of those off of Mexico Beach. Gulf County has 21 reefs listed in the FWC database. According to Keith Mille of the FWC Articial Reef Program, between 1997 and 2011 the FWC appropriated $396,750 to the City of Mexico Beach for reef building, and provided $88,825 of local funding. Gulf County, however, received $135,000 from FWC and provided no local funding for reef programs. Reeng is denitely big business, said Ann Marie Daly, who manages Dalys Dock and Dive Center in Port St. Joe. Its just such an economic boost, and you dont have to mow the lawn. You dont have to maintain it. Dalys Dock and Dive charters divers on trips up the Gulf Coast, diving wrecks in Panama City and articial reefs in Mexico Beach. Reeng is a touchy subject here in Gulf County, Daly said. Especially with MBARA right up the road. Of the 35 coastal counties in Florida, only two counties are without articial reef programs, and Gulf County is one of them. There is no one here (in Gulf County) doing anything, Daly said. Everybody else gets it, but Gulf County doesnt seem to. In the past, Daly has tried to get groups together to do a small, regional reef project in Gulf County, resulting in Daly spending money out of her own pocket to try and get a program in the works. She also worked with Weatherby from Reefmakers when the company presented to county ofcials. For Gulf County, wheres the articial reef coordinator? Daly said. Every other county has one. The articial reef programs in neighboring counties Bay, Franklin and Wakulla are all managed by citizen groups, a minority in Florida reef management programs. With a portion of the money obtained from shing licenses in Gulf County going straight to the county budget, Daly wonders where the money is going. Reeng is so important and it does bring so much money in because people come to sh, Daly said. The intent is to provide a haven for small sh, and then they grow up and go out into the gulf. Daly said she does take dive charters to one articial reef that was put down by the MBARA in Bay County. However, over-regulation has made it difcult for her to access some articial reefs on her dive trips. She said she has been shooed away from some dive sites in Mexico Beach in the past. Divers really want to dive wrecks, said Daly, who noted that ever since Reefmakers sunk the S.S. Vandenberg seven miles off Key West, interest in diving the Empire Mica, a sunken ship off of the south tip of Cape San Blas, has dwindled. People dont come to dive the Mica anymore, Daly said. (The Vandenberg) took away our thunder. Back when Dalys Dive Shop was known as Captain Blacks Dive Center, Captain Blacks frequently chartered divers to the Empire Mica. People come here to spearsh, Daly said. And without reefs, there are no sh. Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL(next to Piggly Wiggly)www.BWOsh.com Your Hunting Headquarters 3 MODELS AVAILABLE IN STOCK STARTING AT $219.00 TO $309.00 GOOD THROUGHOCTOBER 23RD By Lois SwobodaTimes Staff Writer Local shing guide Tommy Robinson was spearshing in Key West on Friday, Aug. 26, when he bagged a lionsh. Not having a stringer, he shoved it into his lobster bag and, in the process, it stung him on the knuckle. The sting was painful but Robinson felt no serious effects from the injury until the next day, when he began to experience shortness of breath and tightness in his chest. When the pain started, he thought he was having gall bladder trouble. Later there were ulike symptoms. His conditioned worsened and on Sept. 1, his 49th birthday and wedding anniversary, his wife, Kathy, had him own to Archbold Hospital in Thomasville where Dr. Ed. Hall, a snake bite specialist, treated him. That saved his life, said Kathy. Robinson remained in the hospital for eight days and is still wearing an external debrillator, although he is back in Key West. In a few weeks, he will receive electric shock treatment to reset his heart, Kathy said. Robinson was suffering from congestive heart failure, one of the many symptoms of lionsh stinging. Lionsh belong to the family Scorpaenidae, most of which are poisonous. This group of sh accounts for 40,000 to 50,000 poisonings a year, more than any marine animal except stingrays, Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration theorize the sh, a native of the western Pacic, was released from sh tanks in southern Florida during the late 1980s or early 1990s, and by 2000 had established itself off the North Carolina coast. It has now expanded into the Caribbean and threatens to take over waters in South America and the Gulf of Mexico. Lionsh have already been spotted in Panhandle waters. Federal and state authorities launched a campaign to encourage people to catch and eat the sh, considered a delicacy by some. Some areas have staged lionsh derbies in an attempt to eradicate the invasive species, a threat to coral reef species. The campaigns have done little to inform sherman how dangerous a lionsh can be. Symptoms of poisoning include sharp pain, swelling, redness, bleeding, nausea, numbness, joint pain, anxiety, headache, disorientation and dizziness. Lionsh venom is partly broken down by heat. First aid for a sting is to submerge it in hot, but not boiling, water. Give the patient over-the-counter painkillers and seek medical help immediately.Invasive lionsh stings local shing guideGRAYSON SHEPARD | Special to the TimesThe lionsh that stung Tommy Robinson.TIMes ES FILe E Photo HOTOA reef making module like the one used frequently by the Mexico Beach Articial Reef Association.MAKING REEFS FOR FUN AND PROFIIT Thursday, September 22, 2011 Page 10 FreshwaterOffshore shing is hot with the opening of gag grouper. Live pinsh and nger mullet are great baits that are still plentiful to take out with you, but cut bait will also work well. Good sh should stay in shallow water, but the larger sh are in 100-150 feet over bridge rubble and off wrecks.Inshore OffshoreBay shing is heating up as the weather cools down. Good reports from the I.C.W. have been coming in. Trout and redsh are being caught in good numbers on live shrimp. Try shing at the T or under the power lines in the canal for good action. Lake Wimico has produced nice bass, bream and catsh lately. The north end of the lake has had decent sheepshead catches as well. Many locals are gearing up for the upcoming Gulf County Sheriff Departments bass tournament with a top prize of $10,000. SPoONsoSORED BY

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CARRABELLE A A PALAc C HIc C OLA SP O RTs S www.apalachtimes.com ASectionBy David AdlersteinTimes City Editor It took a rst half to ad just the defenses, and a second half to crank up the running game, as Franklin County outlasted a scrappy Cottondale Hornet squad to win 27-12 Friday night. With three of their se niors doing all the scoring, the Seahawks shook off an early Hornet touchdown to secure the teams rst Se nior Night victory. We got off to a suspicious start and had trouble get ting going. We squandered three red zone opportuni ties, walking away empty, said Seahawks coach Josh Wright, whose team trailed 6-0 at the half. Cottondale lit the rst ame on their opening drive, driving 60 yards down the eld before junior Shel don Vann scored from three yards out. The Seahawks thwarted the two-point con version. The two squads battled it out in the middle of the eld for much of the quarter, with the Hornets unable to capitalize after sophomore Tony Caruso pounced on a Seahawks fumble midway through the stanza. We knew it was going to be a dogght, said Wright. I told the team all week that the longer you let them play competitive football, the greater chances they will have to come in here and up set you in front of your home crowd. The halftime talk and a few adjustments proved a winning great combination as the Seahawks put up 27 second-half points, surren dering only an 80-yard kickoff return, to take a two-game win streak into Fridays rst district matchup against the visiting Liberty County Bull dogs. The Hornets started the third quarter by recovering their opening kickoff at the Seahawk 42. But two plays later, the Seahawks got the ball back when senior Bren nan Walden recovered on the Seahawk 48. His brother, junior Skyler Hutchinson, then led the ground advance, capped off when senior Zach Armistead ran in on a quar terback sneak from the 1. Senior Paul Anderson, kicking for the rst time for the Seahawks, then nailed the rst of three extra points on the night, and Franklin County led 7-6. All the seniors played at a highly productive level against Cottondale, said Wright. A Hutchinson intercep tion, late in the third quar ter, gave the Seahawks the ball at mideld with 1:26 left. Walden then barreled up the middle and pranced 48 yards for the score, for a 14-6 lead. On a 4th and 1 on the Cot tondale 44, with 9:44 left in the game, Walden repeated his bullish ways, rushing in for the score and a 21-6 lead. But Cottondale kept stinging, as junior Prentice Webb returned the kickoff 80 yards, to trail 21-12 with seven minutes left to play. The Seahawks kept up their running attack, and put the game out of reach with 3:49 left, as Armistead ran in from the 11 to make it 27-12. When all was done Friday night the Seahawks offense tallied 455 yards of offense behind the big yard gain ing combination of Walden, Hutchinson and Chris Granger. Walden totaled 143 yards on nine touches while Hutchinson toted the ball BUDGET SUMMARY EASTPOINT WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012ESTIMATED REVENUE User Fees-Water $290,000.00 User Fees-Sewer $225,000.00 Surcharges $40,000.00 Penalties & Fees $80,000.00 Base Facility Charge $75,000.00 Ad Valorem Tax Income (2.0 Millage per $1,000) $147,000.00 Interest Earned $15,000.00 TOTAL EST. REVENUES: $872,000.00 EXPENDITURES Salaries-Adm. $74,600.00 Salaries-Operation $168,300.00 Salaries-Overtime $10,000.00 Payroll Taxes $17,500.00 Retirement $17,600.00 Group Insurance $40,500.00 Liability/WC/Property Insurance $27,600.00 Utilities $87,500.00 Engineering/Legal/Accounting/Consultant$62,400.00 Laboratory Services $7,200.00 Ofce Expenses $19,700.00 O & M Wastewater $64,000.00 O & M Water $31,000.00 Transportation $20,000.00 Communications $8,600.00 Longterm Debt $178,000.00 Capital Budget $37,500.00 TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES:$872,000.00 THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD SPECIAL MEETINGThe Eastpoint Water and Sewer District will hold a special meeting following the close of its nal budget hearing planned for September 24, 2011 at 5:05 pm 40 Island Drive Eastpoint, FL 32328 NOTICE OF CONTINUATIONThe Final Budget Hearing Held on September 20, 2011 for the Eastpoint Water and Sewer District was recessed and will continue on September 24, 2011 at 5:05 pm in the EWSD Board room at 40 Island Drive Eastpoint, FL 32328. Page A11 Thursday, September 22, 2011See SEAHAWKsS A12 DA A VID AA DLE E RSTE E IN | The TimesSenior Paul Anderson and his mom Jennifer Favaloro at Senior Night. DA A NA A WHAWHA LE E Y | Special to the TimesJunior Skyler Hutchinson rushes against Cottondale, with sophomore Leonard Green at left. DA A VID AA DLE E RSTE E IN | The TimesSenior Deanna Quick and her mom, Charlene Fincher, at Senior Night. Seahawk seniors pace win over Cottondale

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A12 | The Times Thursday, September 22, 2011By Tim CroftFlorida Freedom The First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe will be spon soring a wild game banquet on Oct. 1. The emphasis is more on banquet than church. The Wild Game Banquet will be held at the Centen nial Building with the doors opening at 5 p.m. and the food hitting plates at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. There is no charge to get into this event, said Wil lie Ramsey of the organizing committee. There will be a donation box. For anybody who wishes to help defray the costs of the event, wed love for them to. The primary focus is on that food, which will offer a taste of something for just about all stomachs. As the advertisement for the sup per states, (The) menu con sists of various wild game from the land and sea with a sprinkling of traditional game for the tame of heart. So, as Ramsey noted, while the good cooks vol unteering for the event will churn out some ne chicken and pulled pork and the like, there will also be a healthy sampling from the wild side. Ramsey said there will be seafood, including shrimp and fresh and saltwater sh, as well as wild game in the form of sausage, venison, wild hog, pheasant, quail and gator tail, to name just a few highlights from the menu. Just about any game you could think of we will likely have there, he said. There will also be prod uct displays, primarily aimed at those who enjoy the outdoors, as well as priz es and giveaways. Among the prizes to be given away are guided hunting and sh ing trips. Everyone that comes will leave with a gift, Ramsey said, adding those who miss out on the large items will have a selection of smaller prizes to choose from. The event will also fea ture a display of the Trophies of Grace, 30 reproductions of some of the largest white tail deer harvested in North America, the deer carry ing an average score on the Boone and Crockett scale of 224 inches. That is large, Ramsey noted. The Trophies of Grace is a traveling display that has emerged from the barn ministry of Pensacolabased Jim Porter. It is an extension of a ministry aimed at bringing people closer to their faith, to become, in other words, trophies of Gods grace. Special guest David Wheeler, out of Liberty Uni versity, will also provide a short message connecting the outdoors and the tro phies on display to a turning over a more faithful leave in life. But the central message of the evening, Ramsey said, was just good fun and fellow ship among those who enjoy the outdoors. It should be a fun, enjoy able evening, he said. First of all, have a scrumptious meal. Second, drool over these trophies with hunting season approaching. Three, the chance to socialize and have a good evening with friends and folks who share the same passion for the out doors. PUBLIC NOTICE FCTDC 2011-12 MEETING SCHEDULE Board meetings are held on the Second Tuesday of each month beginning at 3:00 pmBoard MeetingsOctober 11, 2011 Board, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 3:00 p.m. November 8, 2011 Board, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 3:00 p.m. Carrabelle, 3:00 p.m. January 10, 2012 Board, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 3:00 p.m. February 14, 2012 Board, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 3:00 p.m. Carrabelle, 3:00 p.m. April 10, 2012 Board, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 3:00 p.m. May 8, 2012 Board, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 3:00 p.m. Carrabelle, 3:00 pm July 10, 2012 Board, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 3:00 p.m. August 14, 2012, Board, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 3:00 p.m. Carrabelle, 3:00 pm ALL COMMITTEE MEETINGS ARE HELD ON THE FOURTH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA COMMUNITY ROOM, 1 BAY AVENUE, APALACHICOLA, BEGINNING AT 1:30 PM FOR GRANTS (IF SCHEDULED) AND BEGINS AT 2:30 PM FOR MARKETING.Committee MeetingsSeptember 27, 2011 Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm October 25, 2011, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm November 22, 2011, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm December 27, 2011 Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm January 24, 2012, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm February 28, 2012, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm March 27, 2012, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm April 24, 2012, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm May 22, 2012, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm June 26, 2012 Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm July 24, 2012, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm August 28, 2012, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm September 25, 2012, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm THIS IS A PUBLIC MEETING AND TWO OR MORE FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY ATTEND. Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business BankruptcyOver 30 Years Legal Experience850-670-3030We are a debt relief agency. We can The hiring of a lawyer is an imSports & Outdoors SPECIAL TO THE TT IMEs S Trophies of Grace, a traveling display of some of the largest whitetail deer harvested in North America, will be featured during the Oct. 1 Wild Game Banquet being sponsored by First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe. Trophies of Grace featured at wild game banquet SEAHAWKS from page A1122 times for 137 yards. Seniors Walden and Zach Armistead both scored a pair of touch downs each. We were pleased with the way our de fense responded and adjusted to many of their well-schemed unbalanced sets, said defensive coordinator Geoff Reeder. Walden, who had two sacks, led the team with seven tackles, as did senior Tre Carr. The pregame Senior Night recognition presentation highlighted seniors on the foot ball team, cheerleading squad and march ing band. Other seniors honored included Zach Armistead, accompanied by parents Jenni fer and Chris Robinson; Chris Granger, ac companied by parents Christina and Chris Granger, Sr.; Paul Anderson, accompanied by mom Jennifer Favaloro; Buddy Davidson, accompanied by mom Aurelia Miller; Bren nan Walden, accompanied by mom Lisa Walden and uncle Charles Smith; Colton Sheridan, accompanied by parents Sharon and Frank Sheridan; Charles Fasbenner, accompanied by grandfather Wayne Butler; Deanna Quick, accompanied by mom Char lene Fincher; Kayle Martina, accompanied by parents Patty and Kevin Martina; Emer ald Norris, accompanied by parents Kansas and Steve Norris; and Jessica Dempsey, accompanied by parents Patty and David Dempsey. Now is the time for every player and coach in the organization to kick up the in tensity a notch, said Wright, in anticipation of Fridays game. Getting ready for Liberty County is a daunting task, but I promise you that every one in the program is ready for it. You have to both take care of the ball and keep the ball out of (the Bulldogs) hands with productive ball management, he said. We showed in last years game at their place that we were very close to playing at their level. The little things killed us and we feel we are much better with the little things than we were a year ago. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Mikel Clark Athletic Complex. Come early to get a seat as a record crowd is expected following the back-to-back wins and the fact Liberty County travels well. Tickets go on sale at 6 p.m. and prices remain a bargain at $5 for adults, $3 for students and children under 6 are admitted free of charge. DA A VI I D AA DLE LE RSTEI TEI N | The TimesSenior Buddy Davidson and his mom Aurelia Miller.

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She called her mother, Carol Deddona, who also lives in the village. Meanwhile, a passing motorist stopped and chased the pig to Wayne Householders fenced backyard. Somebody called the countys animal control department, and the hog, which Deddona described as calm and tame, nally was cornered by the countys Albert Floyd, who came to the rescue with a bag of corn and a horse trailer. Dropping a trail of corn into the trailer did not work too well; who knew hogs are that smart? Deddona said. After about an hour, Albert lassoed the hogs front leg and with the help of a big truck pulled him kicking and screaming into the trailer. I would like to commend Albert for his kind and gentle handling of this potentially dangerous animal, Deddona said. Mark Wilson of Apalachicola is boarding the 550-pound pig for three days to give the owner time to claim the animal. Several residents on the east end of the county said they have seen the pig foraging beside the road over the last few weeks. Floyd said if the pig is not claimed, it will be auctioned off.EOC now a secured facilityAt Tuesdays county commission meeting, Emergency Management Director Pam Brownell told commissioners the countys Emergency Operations Center (EOC) had become a secured facility with the installation of a magnetic lock system on the buildings front entry at a cost of $3,460. The system is magnetic locks that can be moved if we get a new building, she said. A camera also was installed to view visitors before admittance. In a telephone interview, Brownell said funding came from the EOCs general operating fund. This should have been done years ago, she said. This of ce is supposed to be a secure building. After the oil spill incident and the amount of people coming into my of ce upset because they didnt get on the VOO (Vessels of Opportunity) program made me realize that this of ce needed some kind of security.No bids on Daly houseNobody bid on a house willed to the county last year. At Tuesdays meeting, County Planner Alan Pierce told commissioners he has received no bids on a house in Lanark Village willed to the county by its deceased owner, Roscoe Daly. Daly had received State Housing Initiatives Partnership funds to pay for the homes construction 15 years ago. The house was offered for a minimum bid of $50,000. Pierce asked the board if they would like to advertise the house at a lower minimum. He said some vandalism has occurred at the house. Commissioner Smokey Parrish asked how much SHIP money had been spent on the house, and County Attorney Michael Shuler said about $25,000 had been spent. Parrish said he hoped to at least recover the SHIP funds. The board instructed Pierce to review the value of the house and ways to dispose of it and come back to the commission with suggestions at the Oct. 4 meeting. News BRIEFSCAROL DEDDONA | Special to the TimesAlbert Floyd looks on as a boar examines a trail of corn into the transport trailer.

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A14| The Times Thursday, September 22, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS 35372T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010-CA-604 SUNRISE BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ELLIOTT FANN, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered herein, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., on the 5th day of October, 2011, the following described property: LOT 12 DRIFTWOOD, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 42-44, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 23, 2011. **AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) NOTICE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT THE COURT ADMINISTRATORS OFFICE, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, TELEPHONE (850) 653-8861; OR, IF HEARING IMPAIRED, 1-800-995-8771 (TTD); OR 1-800-955-8770 (V), VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Sept 15, 22, 2011 35352T PUBLIC NOTICE FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISIONERS REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS For LANDFILL OPERATION, MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners is requesting statements of qualifications from any qualified person or firm interested in contracting with Franklin County for landfill operation, management and maintenance. Qualifications must be submitted to the Franklin County Clerk of Court, Franklin County Courthouse, Suite 201, 33 Commerce Street, Apalachicola, Florida, 32320 no later than Friday, September 30, 2011, at 4:30 p.m., E.T. Submissions should be in a sealed envelope marked Landfill Qualifications and Name of Person or Firm. Bids will be opened on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at the regular meeting of the FCBCC. At a minimum, qualifications required by the FCBCC for landfill provider(s) are as follows: Provision of proof of Liability Insurance One (1) original and seven (7) copies of the response to the RFQ must be submitted Submittal must be signed by the person or authorized person (if firm submits). Submittal must include at a minimum: Name, address, telephone number of the person or firm submitting qualifications. *Qualifications, certifications and educational professional resume(s) of all persons that would provide services under this contract. *A straight forward, concise description of capabilities. *References: The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids deemed in the best interest of the County. FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COIMNIISSIONERS Sept 8, 22, 2011 35389T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUITIN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. RAMONA JOAN HUCKEBA et al, Defendant(s). CASE NO.: 19-2009-CA-000099 DIVISION: NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated and entered in Case No. 19-2009-CA000099 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida wherein COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. is the Plaintiff and RAMONA JOAN HUCKEBA; GRADY E. HUCKEBA; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 26th day of October, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHERN MOST CORNER OF LOT 8, SOUTHLAND SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO AN OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, FOR POINT OF BEGINNING: THENCE RUN IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE BOUNDARY LINE DIVIDING LOTS 8 AND 9 FOR A DISTANCE OF 365.4 FEET TO THE RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF A COUNTY ROAD; THENCE TURN LEFT AND RUN IN A SOUTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE BOUNDARY OF SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR A DISTANCE OF 163 FEET; THEN TURN LEFT AND RUN IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION AND PARALLEL TO THE LINE FIRST DESCRIBED TO THE RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY; THENCE RUN IN A NORTHWESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG SAID RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY TO POINT OF BEGINNING; ALL OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LAND LYING AND BEING IN LOT 8, SOUTHLAND SUBDIVISION, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 1501 BLUFF ROAD, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 26, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act 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: Mr. Doug Smith Office of Court Administration, Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, Phone: 850-577-4401, Fax: 850-487-7947 Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F0900965 September 15, 22, 2011 35390T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. GLENN MAY et al, Defendant(s). CASE NO.: 19-2009-CA-000233 DIVISION: NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 27, 2010 and entered in Case No. 19-2009-CA000233 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC is the Plaintiff and GLENN MAY; MIRTIS MAY; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 12th day of October, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 9 BLOCK 187 (28), KEOUGHS SECOND ADDITION TO THE CITY OF CARRABELLE, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 20, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 915 NE SEVENTH STREET, CARRABELLE, FL 323220000 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 26, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act 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: Mr. Doug Smith, Office of Court Administration, Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 Phone: 850-577-4401, Fax: 850-487-7947 Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09049596 September 15, 22, 2011 35432T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PREMIER BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, v. SHAMSHAD SANAULLAH, SHAMSHAD SANAULLAH AS TRUSTEE OF THE TURTLE LAND TRUST UNDER TRUST AGREEMENT DATED APRIL 24, 2006, SIDNEY E. GRAY, CHANCAY, INC., a Florida corporation, and FRANKLIN COUNTY FLORIDA BOCC, Defendants. CASE NO. 2010-531-CA AMENDED NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1) OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 23, 2011, in Case No. 2010-531-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit for Franklin County, Florida, in which PREMIER BANK is the Plaintiff, and SHAMSHAD SANAULLAH, SHAMSHAD SANAULLAH AS TRUSTEE OF THE TURTLE LAND TRUST UNDER TRUST AGREEMENT DATED APRIL 24, 2006, SIDNEY E. GRAY, CHANCAY, INC., a Florida corporation, and FRANKLIN COUNTY FLORIDA BOCC, are the Defendants, that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Franklin County, Florida, will sell at public sale the following described real property: Parcel No. 1 Lot 6, New River Harbor, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 29, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Together with a Right of Way Easement recorded in Official Records Volume 703, Pages 20-21, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. AND ALSO Parcel No. 2 Commence at a concrete monument marking the Southeast corner of Section 14, Township 7 South, Range 5 West, Franklin County, Florida, and thence run North along East boundary of said Section 14, a distance of 1537.74 feet to the centerline of a 60.00 foot county road, thence run along said centerline as follows: North 69 degrees 04 minutes 10 seconds West 60.98 feet to a point of curve to the right, thence Northwesterly along said curve with a radius of 1512.48 feet thru a central angle of 3l degrees 53 minutes 24 seconds for an arc distance of 841.82 feet, the chord of said arc being North 53 degrees 07 minutes 28 seconds West 831.00 feet to a compound curve, thence Northwesterly along said compound curve with a radius of 6095.91 feet thru a central angle of 14 degrees 04 minutes 14 seconds for an arc distance of 1498.31 feet, the chord of said arc being North 30 degrees 08 minutes 39 seconds West 1493.26 feet, thence North 23 degrees 06 minutes 32 seconds West 769.13 feet to a point of curve to the left, thence Northwesterly along said curve with a radius of 2009.70 feet thru a central angle of 31 degrees 37 minutes 08 seconds for an arc distance of 1109.06 feet, thence North 54 degrees 43 minutes 40 seconds West 335.52 feet, thence leaving said centerline run North 35 degrees 15 minutes 48 seconds East 30.00 feet to the Northerly right-of-way boundary of said county road, thence run along said Northerly right-of-way boundary as follows: North 54 degrees 43 minutes 40 seconds West 526.32 feet, thence North 52 degrees 17 minutes 34 seconds West 1036.35 feet, thence North 53 degrees 13 minutes 19 seconds West 756.96 feet, thence North 57 degrees 44 minutes 46 seconds West 455.75 feet, thence North 62 degrees 16 minutes 13 seconds West 431.81 feet, thence North 75 degrees 54 minutes 48 seconds West 284.39 feet, thence North 83 degrees 16 minutes 27 seconds West 373.71 feet, thence North 79 degrees 40 minutes 36 seconds West 1298.53 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue North 79 degrees 40 minutes 36 seconds West 369.95 feet, thence North 82 degrees 12 minutes 43 seconds West 325.76 feet, thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run North 07 degrees 49 minutes 27 seconds East 525.40 feet, thence run South 81 degrees 00 minutes 31 seconds East 600.12 feet, thence run North 07 degrees 49 minutes 27 seconds East 442.03 feet to the Southeasterly edge of New River, thence run South 76 degrees 09 minutes 53 seconds East along said rivers edge 76.16 feet, thence run South 06 degrees 39 minutes 28 seconds West 963.36 feet to the PONT OF BEGINNING. The sale will be held on October 5, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., to the highest bidder for cash, at the door of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. 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 September 7, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Franklin County Clerk of Court Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk September 15, 22, 2011 35420T IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 2010CA000571 Division SUNTRUST BANK Plaintiff, vs. W. MARC BOYD, JR., BARBARA J. BOYD, PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH NATIONAL CITY BANK, LLOYD A. TURMAN, SUSAN M. ATHERTON, ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., ST. GEORGE ISLAND OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION, INC., UNKNOWN TENANT #1, UNKNOWN #2, AND UNKNOWN TENANT/ OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on August 22, 2011, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida described as: LOT 40, OF PEBBLE BEACH VILLAGE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA and commonly known as: 1636 GUAVA TRAIL, ST. GEORGE ISLAND, FL 32328; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the front door steps of the Courthouse, at 33 Market St., in Apalachicola, Florida, on October 5, 2011 at 11:00 AM (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 26th day of August, 2011 Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Sept 15, 22, 2011 35437T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF WAYNE LEIGH COXWELL Deceased. File No. 2011-49 CP Division Probate NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WAYNE LEIGH COXWELL, deceased, whose date of death was August 2, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for FRANKLIN County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 15, 2011. Personal Representative: Beverly A. Coxwell 250 Hwy 98 Apalachicola, Florida 32320 Attorney for Personal Representative: Kristy Branch Banks Attorney for Beverly A. Coxwell Florida Bar Number: 517143 PO Box 176 Apalachicola, Florida 32329 Telephone: (850) 670 1255 Fax: (850) 670 1256 E-Mail: info@kbblawfl.com September 15, 22, 2011 35456T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 11-00053 CP Division IN RE: ESTATE OF LEE STUART PAULSON A/K/A LEE S. PAULSON A/K/A LEE PAULSON, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (summary administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that a Petition for Summary Administration has been filed in the estate of LEE STUART PAULSON A/K/A LEE S. PAULSON A/K/A LEE PAULSON, deceased, File Number 11-00053 CP, by the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320; that the total value of the estate is approximately $45000.00, and that the names and addresses of those to whom it will be assigned after the entry of an order is: Stacy Mathis f/k/a Stacy Paulson 1377 18th Avenue, Apt. 1 San Francisco, CA 94122 Marian Paulson 108 East Lake Drive Antioch, CA 94509 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED FOREVER.

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The date of the first publication of this Notice is September 15, 2011. STACY MATHS, Petitioner f/k/a STACY PAULSON MARIAN PAULSON, Petitioner ERIC S. KANE, P.L. ERIC S. KANE, ESQUIRE Attorney for Petitioners Florida Bar No. 0847941 20900 N.E. 30th Avenue, Suite 403 Aventura, Florida 33180 305-937-7280 September 15, 22, 2011 35472T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CITIZENS BANK WAKULLA, Plaintiff, v. SIDNEY E. GRAY, JIMMY W. MEEKS, SR., MARINERS LANDING HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION PHASE 1, LLC, WAKULLA BANK, a Florida Banking Company, and FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF DECATUR COUNTY, Defendants. CASE NO.: 2009-212 CA NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to the Amended Stipulated Final Summary Judgment for Re-Establishment and Foreclosure of Note and Mortgage entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOT 5, BLOCK 1, OF CARRABELLE RIVER SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 21 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. and LOT 4, MARINERS LANDING, PHASE I, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 38 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, except as set forth herein after, at public sale on September 27, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time), or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 7, at the the front of the courthouse steps at 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrators office not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk September 15, 22, 2011 35467T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 11-00038CA FLORIDA BANK, a Florida banking corporation, as successor in interest to THE BANK OF TALLAHASSEE, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. CRITICAL PATH PROPERTY INVESTMENTS, LLC; MERLIN M. MITCHELL, JR.; SUSAN ATWOOD; FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; and ANGLERS HARBOR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, LLC. Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE UNDER CHAPTER 45 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 26, 2011, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola Florida 32320, at 11:00 a.m. on October 12, 2011 the following described property: Lot 17, Anglers Harbor, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 8, 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: Sept 6, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Sept 15, 22, 2011 35491T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA IN RE: ESTATE OF EDWARD STEPHAN DACHTERA, Deceased CASE NUMBER: 11000043 CP NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of EDWARD STEPHAN DACHTERA, deceased, Case Number 11000043 CP is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All persons having claims against this estate who are served with a copy of this notice are required to file with this court such claim within the later of three months after the date of the first publication of this notice or 30 days after the date of service of a copy of this notice on that person. Persons having claims against the estate who are not known to the personal representative and whose names or addresses are not reasonably ascertainable must file all claims against the estate within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice. ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 22, 2011. Personal Representative: TAMMIE KELLEY 151 17th Street P.O. Box 401 Apalachicola, FL 32329 RACHEL CHESNUT Attorney for Personal Representative P.O. Box 501 Apalachicola, FL 32329 (850) 653-4611 Florida Bar No. 0048331 September 22, 29, 2011 35477T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA HANCOCK BANK, Plaintiff, VS. ANTHONY R. MARINO JR., AND CARRAWAY BAY PLANTATION HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. CASE NO. 09-000321-CA NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Franklin County, Florida, will on the 5th day of October, 2011, at the on the front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry, one by one, to the highest bidder for cash, the property located in Franklin County, Florida, as follows: Lot 66, Carraway Bay Plantation Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, pages 10-11, in the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 23, 2011, in the above-styled cause, pending in said Court. 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. Marcia M. Johnson, Clerk Clerk of Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk September 15, 22, 2011 35511T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CADENCE BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, VS. STEVEN R. MACCHIARELLA a/k/a STEVE R. MACCHIARELLA; ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation Defendants. CASE NO.: 2010 000046 CA NOTICE OF SALE COUNTS I & II 32 EAST GORRIE DRIVE NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in the above noted case that I will sell the following property in Franklin County, Florida, described as: Lot 46, in Block 10 East, of ST. GEORGE ISLAND GULF BEACHES UNIT NO. 1, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 7, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. At public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash at 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, at 11:00 a.m. on the 5th day of October, 2011. The highest bidder shall immediately post with the Clerk, a deposit equal to 5% of the final bid. The deposit must be cash or cashiers check payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Final payment must be made on or before 11:00 a.m., the next business day after of the date of sale by cash or cashiers check. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk Administration Office at Clerk of Court. If hearing impaired call (TDD) (800) 955-8771 or 800 955 877 (V) via Florida Relay Service. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. Dated: 25th day of August, 2011. Clerk of Courts By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk September 22, 29, 2011 35512T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CADENCE BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, VS. STEVEN R. MACCHIARELLA a/k/a STEVE R. MACCHIARELLA; ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation Defendants. CASE NO.: 2010 000046 CA NOTICE OF SALE COUNTS III & IV 1600 GUAVA TRAIL & 1408 BAYBERRY LANE NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in the above noted case that I will sell the following property in Franklin County, Florida, described as: Lot 30, PEBBLE BEACH VILLAGE, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 34 and 35, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, and Lot 3, SEA PALM VILLAGE, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 30 and 31, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. At public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash at 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, at 11:00 a.m. on the 5th day of October, 2011. The highest bidder shall immediately post with the Clerk, a deposit equal to 5% of the final bid. The deposit must be cash or cashiers check payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Final payment must be made on or before 11:00 a.m., the next business day after of the date of sale by cash or cashiers check. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk Administration Office at Clerk of Court. If hearing impaired call (TDD) (800) 955-8771 or 800 955 877 (V) via Florida Relay Service. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. Dated: 8th day of September, 2011. Clerk of Courts By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk September 22, 29, 2011 35537T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2009CA000101CA U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF GSR MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-AR4 Plaintiff. vs. STEPHEN S. FOSTER a/k/a STEPHEN F. FOSTER a/k/a STEPHEN FOSTER; MARILYN TOLENTINO a/k/a MARILYN M. TOLENTINO a/k/a MARILYN N. TOLENTINO a/k/a MARILYN J. TOLENTNO, et. al.; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 23, 2011, and entered in Case No. 09-CA-101, of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida. U.S. BANK, N.A. is Plaintiff and STEPHEN S. FOSTER a/k/a STEPHEN F. FOSTER a/k/a STEPHEN FOSTER; MARILYN TOLENTINO a/k/a MARILYN M. TOLENTINO a/k/a MARILYN N. TOLENTINO a/k/a MARILYN J. TOLENTNO, HIS WIFE; ROBERT TOLENTINO and; ____ TOLENTINO, unknown spouse of ROBERT TOLENTINO, if married; JANE DOE; JOHN DOE; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at ON THE FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE., AT 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 am., on the 12th day of October, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8 OF SEA PALM VILLAGE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE (S) 30, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. A 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 with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 12th day of September, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson As Clerk of the Court By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, 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 provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320, Phone No. (904)653-8861, Extension 106 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 10-10626 BOA September 22, 29, 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. 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LocalA16 | The Times Thursday, September 22, 2011days. Jobs will be lost, and assets will be moved out of the county or will be sitting idle. Venable said a property tax in crease creates a real difcult position for the property owners and the pri vate sector and people in general here. I would hope you would have enough conscience and backbone to do what ever is necessary as the elected lead ers to not have to raise the taxes. Thank you Miss Jackel for having the backbone to not vote for that in crease, because the majority will rule and I can only say that Mr. Obama will be jealous, Venable said. He wants to raise taxes, too, but he has a Con gress (in his way). How can we have a Congress in Franklin County that will keep our county commissioners more in check so that we the taxpaying pub lic dont have to continually endure this increase due to an unwillingness to control spending? The commissioners also heard from Gerald Edwards and Robert Mc Millan, both of whom spoke against the millage hike. I have not built a commercial building in two years. Thank goodness I have some investments that keep me going, Edwards said. You fellows are asking for an increase in revenue, which I really cant understand in this environment. I know who not to vote for next year. McMillan urged commissioners to gure out a way to hold things at for the coming year because incomes are at. I get a pension from the Army and its at, and I get Social Security and its also at. Sanders asked Erin Grifth to read a list of the many taking authorities who contributed to tax bills. Grifth said the primary reason the millage was being raised was be cause last year, commissioners pulled $500,000 from capital outlay funds and used it as one-time revenue offsetting current expenditures. Its not that were spending more, we just dont have that $500,000 com ing in this year, she said. Sanders also said between a man dated 3 percent contribution to state retirement and a 1 percent cutback in annual salary, county commissioners would be seeing a 4 percent pay cut. I just wanted to make that clear, that everybodys taking a hit, she said, Jackel made an attempt to lower the ad valorem taxes by $80,000, which was the equivalent of the 3 percent amount that county workers had to pay out of their own paychecks to wards retirement in the last quarter of 2010-11. Jackel said the county had asked for all departments to return those funds at the end of the year, because that money remained unspent in their budgets. It was budgeted for personnel costs, but they dont have that per sonnel expense, she said. We asked for that money back, not to be spent. That 3 percent was a windfall for every constitutional ofce and for the county side, unexpected money that was go ing to be left on top of their budgets. It is a windfall, and it should be a wind fall to the county, and Id like to see the taxes reect that. In seconding the motion, Putnal asked that another $20,000 be taken out of reserves so taxes could be low ered by $100,000. Sheriff Skip Shiver, whose budget represents about half the ad valorem tax proceeds, told commissioners he would return to the county whatever he had left over at the end of the scal year. But because of other unforeseen costs, such as that of inmate medical care, he could not guarantee that the entire 3 percent would be returned. After Grifth had a chance to gauge the effect on the millage rate, which would have lowered it by less than 0.05 mills, the commissioners decided not to alter the proposed tax rate. 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! 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Bus. 98872-0008Free Delivery for Bay CountyVisit our website: furnitureoutletpc.comMatching all competitors prices. Guaranteed WALTER SMITH announces at unchanged. The total take of crabs increased from 198,913 pounds, valued at $414,031, to 288,289 pounds, with a lesser value of $396,232. The crops value was less because fewer softshell crabs were harvested, which, pound per pound, have about four times the value of hard shell crabs. Mahan said he believed the reduced harvest was the result of normal uctu ations in population size. As Mahan pointed out, oysters accounted for the single biggest drop in product amount and value. In 2009, oystermen made al most 40,000 trips and har vested about 2.69 million pounds of oysters, valued at $6.58 million. In 2010, oyster harvesters made just over 30,000 trips and harvested about 1.81 mil lion pounds of product val ued at $5.3 million, a reduction of almost $1.3 million. Mahan said he believes the reduction was because of the availability of BP subsidies to seafood work ers. Many oystermen and various seafood workers were also employed with BPs Vessel of Opportunity program, which meant they were not available to harvest seafood. Some offshore nsh harvests took a hit, too. Though the red snapper harvest of 135,114 pounds more than doubled over the previous year, the take of red grouper, 79,682 pounds, was down more than 60 percent from 2009. The value of the 2010 har vest was a little under $500,000, compared to $1.17 million the previous year. The harvest of gag grouper was down by about 60 percent. The take of golden tilesh fell from about 72,000 ponds in 2009 to 17,000 in 2010, and the take of swordsh, 8,492, was down about 80 per cent. Mahan said he believes the reduction in offshore nsh harvest is a result of some sheries being closed because the oil spill, as well as the availability of BP money as compen sation for loss and through the Vessel of Opportunity program. Though the overall take of shrimp, 614,030 pounds valued at $1.2 million, is down only about 5 percent, the take of brown shrimp dropped from more than 193,000 pounds in 2009 to about 62,000 pounds in 2010, with shrimpers mak ing only 64 trips as opposed to 171. White shrimp made up much of the differ ence, increasing to 318,000 pounds harvested com pared to 273,000 in 2009. An interesting change to the Franklin County shery in 2010 was the emergence of a sponge in dustry for the rst time in decades, as 3,241 pounds of sponge were harvested with a value of $5,672. HARVEST from page A1 COUNTY from page A1



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xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM P hone: 850-653-8868 W eb: apalachtimes.com E -mail: dadlerstein@star.com Fax: 850-653-8036 C irculation: 800-345-8688 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 Martin, Wood to receive similar plea offer By David Adlerstein Times City Editor The former project manager for the compa ny that built the Franklin County School has pled no contest to a single grand theft charge for his role in a bogus billing scheme during construc tion of the school. Attorneys for Casey Kelley, 34, of Wewahitch ka, have worked out a plea agreement that will put Kelley in the county jail for one day less than a year, according to the state attorneys ofce. Kelley also would be required to make res titution over 15 years probation for his part in stealing nearly $1 million in 2007 and 2008 through fraudulent invoicing by a local temporary agency and security company. The need for restitu tion outweighs the need for incarceration, Robin Myers, the assistant state attorney, said Friday. Myers said State At torney Willie Meggs has a standing policy of seeking some amount of jail time in every case of employee theft in order to have a chilling effect that restitution alone By David Adlerstein Times City Editor Apalachicola will raise less in property taxes next year than it did during the current 2010-11 budget year, and city workers will see their paychecks remain the same, based on a tentative budget approved Monday night. By a unanimous vote, the Apalachicola City Commis sion approved a millage rate of 9.1735 mills, about a halfmill above this years rate of 8.6250 mills and about 0.416 mills below the rollback rate of 9.586 mills. Adopting the rollback rate would have meant the city generated the same amount of ad valorem tax revenue as this year, about $1.22 million. But the lesser millage means the city will have about $1.15 million in property tax revenue to spend. When all other taxes, fees and miscellaneous rev enues are gured in, the city will have revenues to work with of about $2.03 million, about $50,000 less than the By David Adlerstein Times City Editor Franklin County commissioners on Monday evening gave nal approval to a $41 million budget for the 2011-12 scal year, about 23 percent of which will be funded by ad valorem taxes. The board voted 4-1, with Commis sioner Pinki Jackel opposed, to adopt a millage rate of 4.980 mills, 5.14 percent greater than the rollback rate of 4.7365 mills, which would have kept property tax revenue at $8.95 million. Instead, the county will have about $9.46 million to work with, about a halfmillion dollars (12 percent) more than last year. The budget hearing opened with Commissioner Cheryl Sanders securing unanimous support to take half of the al location for the Apalachicola Meals and Wheels program, about $10,614, and use it to fund meals for the eastern end of the county. She said she had spoken to R.H. Cart er, who leads the Wakulla County Senior Citizens program, which assumed re sponsibility on May 1 to provide meals to the Carrabelle, Lanark Village and Alligator Point area. She said Carter told her Wakulla received no reimbursement from the county. Sanders said though Apalachic ola had made it clear that its program served only the Apalachicola and East point areas, the commissioners had erred in not funding the needs of the eastern end of the county. This is to make sure we represent all the people of Franklin County, she said. Its an awful shame we have to go to an outside county to take care of them. These people who qualify for these Meals on Wheels, they need it. Sanders also gained unanimous support for a motion that specied that the $156,000 given to the county health department would be spent entirely on providing primary care from the Car rabelle annex, similar to the policy this year. I want the record to show and re ect that theres no misunderstanding to anybody, Sanders said. That clinic is seeing a lot of people and some are special needs patients, said Commissioner Bevin Putnal. We need to keep it going as along as it can. A number of people from the audi ence spoke out against the millage hike, beginning with Eastpoints Frank Ven able. Venable said he knows of ve busi nesses that have closed their doors in the county since Labor Day, with about 20 jobs lost as a result. That will put 20 more people on the Meals on Wheels program, he said. Thats the risk of being in private busi ness. I know of two other businesses that will be closing their doors in 30 to 60 Seafood harvest declined in 2010 By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer At their Sept. 6 meeting, County Extension Agent Bill Mahan told commis sioners the amount of sea food harvested in 2010 was signicantly less than in 2009. There were some ma jor changes to the countys sheries in response to the BP oil gusher, Mahan said. We saw a reduction of more than $2 million in dockside value. More than half of the decrease, or $1.2 million, was as a result of fewer oysters be ing harvested, and another $700,000 reduction in nsh landings. Mahan presented the board with a sheet summa rizing the changes to the commercial shery land ing. The value of inshore nsh harvest like mullet and ounder was relatively Kelley takes plea in theft case NICOLE WOOD LEONARD MAR TIN CASEY KELLEY D A V I D A D LE R STEI N | The Times Apalachicola City Commissioners Brenda Ash, right, and Mitchell Bartley differed on whether to grant city workers a 3 percent retirement reimbursement. NA N CY S H U LE R | Special to The Times Nancy Shuler, who lives at 12th Street and Avenue B in Apalachicola, was pleased to discover this pair of bald eagles had returned to a nearby tree Monday morning, so she snapped this inspiring photo. Better keep my cat in, she said. THE EAGLES HAVE LANDED City OKs tentative budget County approves 2011-12 budget See HARVEST A16 See CITY A6 See COUNTY A16 See KELLEY A2 VOL 126 I SS U E 21 Thursday, September 22, 2011 Opinion ............ A4 Society ............ A8 Faith .............. A9 Outdoors .......... A10 Sports ............ A11 Tide Chart ......... A13 Classieds ...... A14-A15 Estuaries Day Friday in Eastpoint The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will celebrate estuaries day from 1:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the reserves visitor center, 108 Island Drive in Eastpoint. The rst 600 visitors will get free Estuaries Day T-shirts, and there will be door prizes given away. For information, call 670-7700. C amp Gordon Johnston M useum Day S aturday Camp Gordon Johnston and Smithsonian Magazine celebrate National Museum Day on Saturday, Sept. 24. This will mark the fth consecutive year the World War II museum has been asked to participate. The museum, in the Carrabelle Municipal Complex at 1001 Gray Ave, will host visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature documentaries, Ken Tucker signing his World War II memoirs and live music. Admission is by donation. Learn more about the museum and download directions at www. campgordonjohnston.com, or call 697-8575. Oysters and Elvis Presley at Dixie At 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, to Oct. 1, Todd Alan Herendeen will return to Apalachicolas Dixie Theatre with Follow That Dream. Pearls, also known as Apalachicola Bay oysters, will be served. Herendeen and his band, which capture the magic of Elvis Presley, are one of the biggest box ofce draws in the Panhandle. For information, call 653-3200. Apalachicola Bay Chamber golf tourney From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, St. James Golf Course will host the eighth annual Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce golf tournament. It will be a ighted four-man scramble; low score wins with prizes for the top three teams. A reception will follow the tournament. Cost per team is $400, $100 per player. Fees include range balls and golf carts. Proceeds will go toward the chambers building fund. For more information, contact the chamber at 653-9419 or email info@apalachicolabay.org. Senior Night success, A11

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Local A2 | The Times Thursday, September 22, 2011 Commission picks Poloronis for runway restriping By Lois Swoboda Time Staff Writer County commissioners took quick action to solve a problem at the Apala chicola Regional Airport during their Sept. 6 meeting. County Planner Alan Pierce told the board he received an email from Bill Farris, a civil engineer with the Fed eral Aviation Administration (FAA), that emphasizing the importance of restriping the main runway. Formerly known as Runway 13/31, it was desig nated Runway 14/32 after the last FAA inspection to compensate for natural changes in the Earths magnetic eld. In a telephone interview, Airport Manager Ted Mosteller said having the correct numeric designation is impor tant when navigating with GPS receiv ers. Pierce said the FAA has the au thority to shut down the runway if the change is not done in a timely fashion. The commission was scheduled to open bids Sept. 6 on the restriping as well as tree removal, herbicide spray er for the airport and rehabilitation of an existing hangar. Two bids were re ceived for the restriping project: Polo ronis Construction of Apalachicola for $279,000 and High Life Markings Inc. of Abbots Center, N.Y., for $305,000. The council directed Lee Lewis, representing Avcon, the airports con sulting engineers, to review the re striping bids immediately. He returned before the end of the meeting and rec ommended the work be awarded to Poloronis, which the commissioners voted unanimously to do. The commission also unanimously approved an application for a $30,000 joint project agreement grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Bids on the tree removal, sprayer and han gar renovations are being reviewed by Avcon and the airport board. Pierce told commissioners the Flor ida Department of Transportation has provided an additional $38,000 for reno vations to the existing hangar. Well be able to do everything, he said. KELLEY from page A1 might not achieve. Circuit Judge Angela Dempsey will have to decide whether to accept the terms of Kelleys plea agreement at a disposition hearing Oct. 10. The two others also charged on Jan. 24, 2010, with 43 felony grand theft counts Leonard Martin, 50, owner of Purity Temporary Employment and Martin Security, and Kelleys ex-wife, Lana Nicole Wood, 29, of Tallahassee, who worked as Martins ofce manager will be offered a similar plea agreement, Myers said. He said the state decided to consolidate the charges into a single felony count to elimi nate the time and expense of having to prove each one indi vidually. Myers said the restitution agreement he is seeking from the three defendants species that each is jointly and sev erally liable, meaning each defendant would be on the hook for all the money until it is paid, regardless of the por tion he or she has returned. It becomes the responsibility of the defendants to sort out their respective proportions of liability and payment, My ers said. At the end of the day, I an ticipate all parties will enter a plea with similar conditions, he said. Mr. Martin and I have not made a nal decision about a case resolution, Martins at torney, Ethan Way, said Mon day. We probably will not de cide until early October. Rolex watches and autographed jerseys According to the Florida Department of Law Enforce ments probable cause af davit, Kelley and Martin split about $948,000 falsely billed to Kelleys employer, Peter Brown Construction. Of this, $818,000 was generated by Purity for ctitious workers and $130,000 was from Martin Security for a security system that was never installed. According to the FDLE af davit, Kelley said Wood, his then-girlfriend whom he mar ried in July 2007, told him Mar tin came up with the idea to create ctitious invoices. Kel ley said he weighed the plan for about two weeks and then met in an ofce at the Love Center Church, where Martin serves as pastor, to discuss the details. The two men decided on an even split of the proceeds, but that on occasions the split was 60-40 or even 80-20 depending who needed the money at the time, Kelley told investiga tors. Kelley told FDLE that on numerous occasions, checks he received from Purity for his share were returned because of insufcient funds, but Mar tin ultimately made good on them. After Peter Brown began investigating what appeared to be a security system that was never installed, Kelley met with company ofcials in April 2008 and admitted the fraudulent billing scheme, ac cording to the afdavit. No one other than he (Mar tin) and I are involved, Kelley told investigators. Together with Casey Kelleys father, former Gulf County School Superintendent Jerry Kelley, a repayment ar rangement was worked out with Peter Brown. Casey Kel ley told investigators that be fore providing his ex-employer with a sworn deposition, they told him that he was not go ing to be prosecuted and that this situation was going to be handled internally, reads the afdavit. Jerry Kelley told investiga tors that John Stewart, one of the co-owners of Peter Brown, told him they were going to handle this theft by his son internally. Jerry advised that Stewart asked him what he was willing to pay to keep his name clean because what his son did would also give him a black eye. After the broader investi gation by the FDLE, the state attorneys ofce decided to charge Kelley, Martin and Wood with the felonies. Included in the nearly $134,000 in restitution Casey Kelley made to Peter Brown two years ago was $30,000 from Envison Credit Union that Jerry Kelley paid on his sons behalf. Other direct cash payments included $48,802 from Afliated Action, minus commission, which FDLE said represented the proceeds from a property sale. Also in cluded in the cash payments was about $10,720 from the Emerald Coast and Florida Commerce credit unions, and a nal payroll check for $475. Casey Kelley also turned over to Peter Brown a 2008 GMC Yukon that Peter Brown valued at $30,000 and a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado the com pany said was worth $14,000. He also turned over a dia mond tennis bracelet valued at $427; a diamond and ruby tennis bracelet valued at $540; a ruby diamond pendant and ruby and diamond earrings, together worth $720; a wom ans ruby ring worth $810; and silver and diamond earrings worth $45. Also included in Kelleys initial restitution effort were seven watches: a platinum Ro lex President valued at $28,800; mens and womens Rolex Yacht Masters each valued at $5,580; a mens Rolex Date Just worth $3,690; a mens Tag Heuer TW Edition worth $540; a womens Tag Heuer worth $337; and a mens Tag Heuer Aquaracer worth $540. Lastly, Casey Kelley gave back to Peter Brown four jer seys, autographed by National Football League stars John Elway, Eli Manning, Payton Manning and Dan Marino, that the company said were worth a total of $900. Martin says he believed work was legitimate There is no indication in the court records that Martin has made any restitution as of yet. In his Jan. 12, 2010, inter view with FDLE agents, Mar tin said Kelley asked him to employ Wood, who at the time worked for Peter Brown, be cause they had been caught together by one of the compa nys vice presidents. She was hired as ofce manager at $9 an hour. Martin said his security rm placed a $2,200 security system on the Peter Brown construction trailer but got no further work from the con struction project until Kelley suggested billings for tempo rary employees go through Purity. FDLE investigators said Martin claimed Kelley told him he would supply the em ployees through a Tallahassee company of which Kelley was part owner. Peter Brown was then billed by Purity at $18 per hour for each employee. Martin tried to stress that because he had met with Peter Brown and that Browns com pany wanted to use local labor, that everything they were do ing was legitimate, wrote the investigators, noting that Mar tin advised he never signed the ctitious invoices. Martin told investigators he estimated he made between $380,000 and $390,000 for work that his company didnt provide over a 10or 11-month period, which was mostly in 2007. Filings to the court indi cate that Martin Security had gross receipts of $1.174 million in tax year 2006 and showed a business income of $9,807. Martin Securitys 2007 tax re turn showed gross receipts of $853,144 and a loss of $91,839 in business income. In 2007, Purity listed gross receipts of $473,457 and business income of $193,569. On Dec. 19, 2008, the PBSJ Corporation bought Peter R. Brown Construction Inc. On Oct. 1, 2010, the combined en tity became part of Atkins, the worlds 11th largest design rm.

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Local The Times | A3 Thursday, September 22, 2011 LOIS SWOBODA | The Times A new gate on the north side of the Apalachicola Bridge was installed by Progress Energy to assist in the installation of replacement power poles across the river between Apalachicola and Eastpoint. County Planner Alan Pierce said the north edge of the bridge will be used as a temporary dock and staging area during the installation, and will be the main holding area for materials and equipment. Pierce said the poles nearest to the Eastpoint side will be installed from shore, and others will be installed from a barge. Poles too distant to be installed from shore, and in water too shallow for the barge, will be installed by a helicopter. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING & ZONING CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA The Apalachicola Planning & Zoning will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 6:00 PM at City Hall, Community Center Meeting Room, 1 Bay Avenue, Apalachicola, Florida to discuss and receive citizen comments on a special exception request relating to proposed business use of the structure on the parcel located at the corner of 8 th St and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (C-2 Neighborhood Commercial), more specically described as Block 167, Lot 1 pursuant to the ofcial zoning map of the city. A Special Meeting will immediately follow. The following special exception request item will be discussed and considered: a) The applicant is interested in opening a game room within the C-2 (Neighborhood Commercial) zoned area. The indoor amusement may consist of dances, music, pool tables and billiards, arcade & all types of games, targeting kids with no alcoholic beverages allowed. The plan is to name the business Keep It Clean Game Room. The Apalachicola Land Development Code allows for such use if special exception approval is granted. All interested parties are encouraged to attend and be heard with respect to this request. For further information, contact the Apalachicola Administrative and Community Development Ofce, 1 Avenue E, Apalachicola, Florida 850-653-9319. dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated to meet all your insurance needs The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce. Arrests are made by ofcers from the following city, county, and state law enforcement agencies: Apalachicola (APD), Carrabelle (CPD), Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce (FCSO), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC), Florida Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF) and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FLDACS). All defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Sept. 13 Bryan F. Braswell, 39, Crawfordville, violation of probation and failure to appear (FCSO) Sept. 14 Jake H. Wheeless, 34, Crawfordville, criminal mischief and grand theft (FCSO) Sept. 15 Andrea D. Nichols, 26, Sopchoppy, bond revocation (FCSO) Michael L. Quinn, 44, Port St. Joe, failure to appear (FCSO) Tony R. Nowling, 47, Eastpoint, DUI and no valid drivers license (FHP) Thomas C. Calhoun, 40, Eastpoint, resisting without violence, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis and domestic battery (FCSO) Tonya C. Seamon, 38, Carrabelle, domestic battery (CPD) Sept. 16 William J. Switzer, 26, Apalachicola, failure to appear (FCSO) Sept. 18 Linda J. Goggins, 51, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FCSO) William F. Woods, 37, Carrabelle, violation of a domestic violence injunction, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis and introduction of contraband into a correctional facility (CPD) Sept. 20 Bradley W. Osteen, 23, Eastpoint, loitering or prowling (FCSO) Arrest REPOR T Progress to begin pole installation

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Opinion A4 | The Times Thursday, September 22, 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 Its past time to get out the scissors. Last month the latest decit projections emerged, forecasting a $1.3 trillion federal decit for this year, and an additional $3.5 trillion in debt over the next 10 years. Were suggesting a way to get things started by slicing as much as $380 billion in wasteful and environmentally harmful, low hanging budgetary fruit. This month, we joined with environmental group Friends of the Earth, free market think tank Heartland Institute, and consumer watchdog Public Citizen to release the Green Scissors 2011 report. The new analysis highlights billions of dollars in cuts to unnecessary, outdated, and ineffective spending programs that also support environmentally harmful activities and can produce additional long-term liabilities for taxpayers. While the report provides good reading for all lawmakers, the ones who should be sitting in the front row include the 12 members of Congress who now sit on the socalled Super Committee tasked with producing a set of recommendations for saving up to $1.5 trillion over the next ten years. To be sure, the new Congressional Super Committee will have its hands full coming up with cuts and revenue raisers, but the Green Scissors report provides some good fodder. Like a lean, mean, slicing machine, it offers up about a third of the reductions they need to achieve in only half the time! Green Scissors details billions of dollars in agriculture, energy, land and water, and transportation spending waste that should be a part of any decit reduction plan. Of course this doesnt list every way we can pare down our decit check out our starter list of discretionary, mandatory, and tax expenditures so far but its a start. Well never get our debt in check if we dont start somewhere. So why not start right here? The federal government can save billions every year making sure it receives its fair share of revenue for use of public resources, as well as cutting bogus spending. Taxpayers own vast amounts of natural resources and we should get a fair market value when they are developed, instead of just giving them away, as is the case with the 1872 Mining Law and royalty-free oil and gas drilling. We also need to rein in the litany of tax breaks that litter the code, increase complexity, and unnecessarily subsidize highly protable industries whether it is for oil and gas or in the alternative energy eld of ethanol and bio-fuels. And we need to make sure federal tax dollars are only funding infrastructure projects that serve a real national need and are good stewards of our dollars. Subsidizing rural airline passengers up to a $1,000 a piece, spending $2 billion on a boondoggle, the economically unjustied Mississippi River navigation locks, or building fancy bridges when just as useful, but far cheaper, alternatives are available is something we cannot afford. There is also future risk to consider. The nuclear industry is set to receive billions in loan guarantees for new reactor construction, new reactors that are plagued with cost, safety, and technological concerns. These are high risk loans that private markets wont nance, so why should taxpayers take on this nancial burden? Or promote high-risk development and crop production with billions of dollars in ood and crop insurance subsidies. There are many things Congress and the federal government can do to save money and help the environment. Were just getting started. There are timber subsidies, ranching subsidies, and subsidies for companies overseas. The list goes on. To be sure, all of these programs and projects have political constituencies. It wont be easy; it never is. But considering a broad, extremely diverse coalition has come together and agreed that all of this wasteful and environmentally harmful spending has got to go, this is where the Super Committee has to start. Ryan Alexander is president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, a 501(c)(3) non-partisan budget watchdog serving as an independent voice for American taxpayers. The groups mission is to achieve a government that spends tax dollars responsibly and operates within its means. It works with individuals, policymakers, and the media to increase transparency, expose and eliminate wasteful and corrupt subsidies, earmarks, and corporate welfare, and hold decision makers accountable. Time to run with the scissors LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Need to bring driver license ofce here I read in last weeks paper about the county ofcials salaries. If so many people make so much, why do we have to go to another county to get driver licenses? Why couldnt that job be available here? Were looking for jobs. We have a Florida Highway Patrol station in Eastpoint, and its just sitting there. George Peddie ApalachicolaSchedule county budget workshops in evening On Sept. 6, I attended the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners rst Budget Adoption Hearing. At that meeting, Commissioner Cheryl Sanders chided citizens for not attending the BOCC Budget Workshops to provide input into the countys budget during those preliminary meetings. Her comments, as quoted in the Sept. 15 issue of the Times, were, If yall have a problem, you need to come and talk to us ahead of time, not wait till this nal meeting. I want Commissioner Sanders and others to know that I would have been at the BOCC Budget Workshops but I couldnt attend because I have to work during the day to pay for my Franklin County and School Board taxes. It is not possible for me to take the luxury of time off from work to attend county workshops scheduled during normal daytime working hours for taxpayers. I feel sure there are many other citizens who also work during the day to whom this also applies and who would choose to attend, if they didnt have to take time off of work, to see how the County Commissioners want to spend tax monies. I believe there was clear evidence of this reality demonstrated by the strong attendance of citizens at the Sept. 6 Budget Adoption Hearing that was held in the evening. Therefore, I would like to offer a suggestion that will achieve both the goals of Commissioner Sanders and myself. Next year, please schedule the BOCC Budget Workshops in the evenings while continuing the evening schedules for the Budget Adoption Hearings as well. I know Ill be there and perhaps other citizens will attend, too. Working taxpayers have clearly demonstrated that they want to understand and participate in the decisions being made about their tax monies by County Commissioners and Constitutional Ofcers. I believe that all county ofcials should hear and heed their constituents by giving working taxpayers an equal chance to attend and participate in all budget workshops and hearings. Respectfully, Gail M. Riegelmayer Franklin County Taxpayer Editors note: I am running the following column against my better judgment, contrary to my instincts, opposed to my fundamental principles and despite my best intentions. But Denise insisted, and it is the least I can do, given the wonderful writing she provides Times readers. Such are the vicissitudes stirred by a writers temperament, and thus, reluctantly, I acquiesce to her swan song. I am having such fun with my classes this year. Everything is completely different. The kids seem to be loving it. I know I am. I did a great deal of thinking about emotional learning over the summer. We are only going to really get it when there is something we want to know. I realized that teenagers simply tune out most of what adults are saying to them. Just because the words are coming out of my mouth doesnt make them important. I decided to quit following the mountains of advice and guidelines owing downhill (in the way those missives do) from the education powers-that-be in this state. I am relying on my intuition and what I have learned about writing and what I know about reading. Heres what my classroom looks like. It only took two days of training to achieve this picture. As the kids le into the room, I have music playing as loud as my computer speakers will allow. Think Cedric Watson, European House Techno, Ray Charles, Bruno Mars, Aretha, new stuff and classics, but something different every day. There is a word web diagram on the board with a single word in the center. There is no other information, and the word relates to my ongoing goal of thoughtful, cohesive writing. The rst word was clarity. The second was veracity. Then I went for correlation and synergistic. (Okay, I know Carl Jung made that one up, but I like it.) They know to start looking for denitions, synonyms, antonyms, connotation, various forms of the word, part of speech, and an example sentence. While moving and grooving to the music, my kids start accessing the apps on their phones that will give them the vocabulary information. Some go to one of my seven classroom PCs. Some go old-school to the hard copy dictionaries. The music keeps playing. Then there is the bellringer. Thats a quickie beginning-of-class lesson to be done rst thing. Mostly now, I do grammar. I have my reasons. In 10th grade Ive had to start with nouns! I have to go where the kids are. They cant do trig if they dont know how to add. The hard fact is that these children have to think about the answers to some of the multiplication tables. It doesnt come naturally. The same goes for the language of writing. It is not automatic. They cant control their message if they dont know punctuation and sentence structure. Honestly, Im doing some old-fashioned drills. I want Standard English writing to be second nature for them. The education professionals set drill aside quite a long time ago. However, I nd that I am glad to have the skill set of grammar rules and arithmetic so laboriously earned all those years back. I think I have earned that point of view because of the other cutting edge stuff going on in my class. My babies do all of the information retrieval on their own. They can talk to each other, but not to me. Well, I did make it clear there will be a response if blood and mayhem is involved, but only then. They cant keep running home to Mama. After about 10 minutes, they have wrapped it up. I turn off the music and stand in front of the class. I start each period with this: Good Morning. It is a pleasure to be here with you today. I love this time. Get ready, because we are going to do some learning today. We go on to the vocabulary. I elicit information from them, guiding and questioning the choices they have made on the data they have retrieved. After the introductory classroom experience, where to go? I decided to start with oral communication skills. If a person can tell a good story, I can teach them to write a good story. We can nd voice, cadence, tone, gurative language and pause for effect. We do it with punctuation, paragraphing, word choice and consistent attention to theme. I modeled telling a funny story, in a very theatrical way, with voices, laughter and expansive gestures. Then it was their turn. We have only been getting to about three or four a day. Some of their tales are absolutely incredible surng at dawn, rst deer kill with a bow, alligator shoot-out, crack dealer theft of a pet dog. Some kids resist, hoping Ill pass them by. Not going to happen. When that does occur, I elicit the story with thoughtful questions. They know what it is supposed to sound like; they are just too self-conscious to be there yet. We got it going on in Ms. Rouxs classroom. We are having fun. We are laughing. We are learning. In fact, I learned Friday that I could pour used motor oil on fence posts to protect them from rot and bugs. (Yes, I know that is not environmentally correct). I also learned that I could use a rubber baby bottle nipple as a gun silencer. One never knows when that information might prove useful. I ran my ideas past the super and the principal before I took off. They approved. I am calling the techniques Differentiated Interactive Instruction (DII), and I am keeping a reective journal. I can do education bureaucratese and jargonese with the best of them, but it nd it boring and stodgy. (I blatantly stole those made-up words from a colleague. Arent they wonderful?) That brings me to this. I want my writing to bring me riches, not necessarily lots of money, but some. I want to move out of public education into a life where my words are enough to nancially enhance my life. I have a book project started based on 18 months of food columns I wrote at the Times back in 1982 and 83. Thats pretty exciting. Im a better writer now, because Ive worked on the craft, and I expect fairly extensive rewrites, edits, and updates. I want to write in a longer format, around 1,500 words, and that means magazines. Im a novice in that world, and the learning curve looms in front of me. I want to do a blog about my bankruptcy and foreclosure. I think lots of people could relate. I have been doing this column for about three years, and before that I wrote a book column for the library. David gives me great placement on the editorial page, usually above the fold. He nds great art; sometimes I get color, and he writes my headlines. I have loved doing the column. I found creative discipline and my inbox lled with mail from appreciative readers. I answered every message. Because I want to be paid for my words now, the symbiotic relationship is ending. I have pages of notes and ideas. I want to use them in a different way. So many threads of insight, but a limited venue at this time. Selshly, I am saving them up. I think I might even have a short, tragic, fun memoir. Ill call it a novel, of course. David gave me around 1,200 words this time. Bye, for now. Denise Roux is a regular columnist for the Apalachicola and Carrabelle Times. To reach her, email her at rouxwhit@mchsi.com. A bell rings, class begins RED WHITE AND ROUX Denise Roux R Y AN ALEXANDER

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Local The Times | A5 Thursday, September 22, 2011 By David Adlerstein Times City Editor Franklin Countys un employment situation dimmed in August, as 20 more people joined the jobless rolls and the un employment rate rose by 0.4 percentage points. According to prelimi nary numbers released Friday by the Agency for Workforce Innovation (AWI), the countys jobless rate rose to 8.2 percent in August, just slightly below the 8.3 percent rate one year ago. This monthly rise in the jobless numbers, from 432 people without jobs to 452, came about as the labor force shrunk by 40 workers, from 5,547 in July to 5.507 last month. The countys labor force remains larger than it was one year ago, when it comprised 5,448 workers in Aug. 2010. Franklin Countys job less numbers keep it tied with Wakulla County for sixth best in the state, bet ter than both the national average of 9.1 percent, and the Florida average of 10.9 percent. Monroe County has the states lowest un employment rate at 6.7 percent, followed by Wal ton at 7.0, Liberty 7.1, Oka loosa 7.4, and Lafayette 7.7. Most of the counties with the lowest unemployment rates are those with rela tively high proportions of government employment. Others have seasonal in creases in tourism-related employment. There were 42 Florida counties with double-digit unemploy ment rates in August. The unemployment rate in the Gulf Coast Work force region (Bay, Frank lin, and Gulf counties) was 9.5 percent in August, 0.2 percentage points better than one year ago, and 1.4 percentage points below the state rate of 10.9 per cent. Out of a labor force of 104,150, there were 9,892 unemployed Gulf Coast residents We are pleased to see that our unemploy ment rate has held steady for the past five months amongst rumors of a dou ble dip recession, said Kim Bodine, executive director of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board. Job or ders have picked up, and we are hopeful that we are on the road to recovery. The August 2011 unem ployment rates in the two other counties within the Gulf Coast Workforce re gion were Bay Count at 9.5 percent and Gulf County 10.2, both unchanged from July. Floridas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in August 2011 is 10.7 percent, which represents 987,000 jobless out of a la bor force of 9.201 million. The states unemploy ment rate is unchanged from July and i0.9 per centage point lower than the August 2010 rate of 11.6 percent. The U.S. un employment rate was 9.1 percent in August. Floridas seasonally ad justed total nonagricultur al employment in August 2011 is 7.233 million, an in crease of 9,900 jobs (+0.1 percent) from July 2011, and up 46,100 jobs com pared to a year ago. From January to August 2011, Florida has gained 71,600 jobs, with August the 11th consecutive month with positive annual job growth since the state started los ing jobs in July 2007. An increase of near ly 10,000 jobs since last month is another positive indication Floridas em ployers are gaining con fidence, people are get ting back to work, and our state is making progress under Governor Scotts leadership, said AWI Di rector Cynthia R. Loren zo. With the launch next month of the Department of Economic Opportunity, we are taking a bold step to position Florida as the number one state in the nation to do business and create jobs. The Department of Economic Opportunity was created during the 2011 Legislative Session in response to Governor Scotts priority of estab lishing a more unified ap proach and rapid response to job creation through consolidation of the states economic development functions. Encompassing responsibilities overseen by AWI, the Department of Community Affairs and the Governors Office of Tourism, Trade and Eco nomic Development, the new department becomes operational Oct. 1. The industry gaining the most jobs is leisure and hospitality (+46,400 jobs, +5.1 percent). Other industries gaining jobs include private educa tion and health services (+22,200 jobs, +2.1 per cent); trade, transporta tion, and utilities (+11,200 jobs, +0.8 percent); pro fessional and business services (+8,900 jobs, +0.9 percent); financial activities (+1,700 jobs, +0.4 percent); and other services (+200 jobs, +0.1 percent). These industry job gains are partially due to increases in food ser vices and drinking places; ambulatory health care services; food and bever age stores; legal services; real estate; and repair and maintenance. Industries losing jobs over the year include: to tal government (-20,400 jobs, -1.8 percent), con struction (-17,600 jobs, 5.1 percent), information (-5,700 jobs, -4.2 percent), and manufacturing (-800 jobs, -0.3 percent). These industry job losses are partially due to losses in federal gov ernment which employed temporary census work ers last year; construction of buildings; telecommu nications; and miscella neous manufacturing. Dear Neighbor, We want to share some information with you about a very important and meaningful youth outreach program we are helping bring to our community called FranklinCounty FutureNow. FutureNow is a high-energy school assembly program using live music, drama, and real-life stories to impact, encourage, motivate and inspire young people to tap into the power of making right choices. FutureNow will be putting on a school day assembly for Franklin Middle and High School on Wednesday September 28 at the Franklin County High School Gym. FutureNow with the support of the School Boards, school principals, local government, local businesses, community leaders, civic groups and churches will deliver a positive message: A clear vision for your life will inspire you to keep from destructive decisions, and help you reach for your dreams and goals! This is a purely secular message presented during the daytime school assembly. On that same evening of Wednesday September 28, our students, their family, along with the entire community, are invited to a high energy worship celebration event at no cost simply provided as a service to the community. Everyone in Franklin County can get involved in some way through planning, fundraising and the follow-up teams. We feel very strongly that our community and the lives of the students will be changed for the better, forever. Together, we can work to make a lasting impact in the lives of our local teens, meeting this goal is well within our reach! The FranklinCounty FutureNow Team We need your help to raise the funds for this program. Please consider joining us as a sponsor. As of this time, we have raised $6450 of $8500. In these nancial dicult times, there is no investment more important than the hearts, minds and souls of our youth. Our broader goal in partnering with FutureNow.us for 2011 event is that we will be learning the tools to develop the FutureNow format to have an annual event on our own each fall here in Franklin County. FutureNow would return in 2014 for a follow-up event. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and will help make this event possible. Thank you in advance for joining us in this great cause, because our Future is being made NOW! Please send your donations to: FranklinCounty FutureNow P.O. Box 476, Apalachicola Fl, 32329. If you have questions, comments or input please contact one of our FutureNow Team Leaders. Robert Murray 850-210-4129 Scott Shiver 850-653-6905 VACANT LOT APALACHICOLA Nice corner lot at 12th St. and Ave L 60 x 100. Old home on lot but no value given to structure. MLS# 244889.................$25,000 Travis Stanley 850.653.6477 Grayson Shepard 850.653.6718 Kim Davis 850.653.6875 Leon Teat 850.653.5656 Jackie Golden 850.899.8433 Jamie Crum 850.370.0835 Sandy Mitchem 850.899.8300 B A YFR ONT E ASTPOINT 1.2 acres on Hwy 98 with $850/ month rental income from mobile home, also machine shop. Great home site and already has dock approval. MLS# 243415...........$ 149,000 VACANT COMME R CIAL LOT APALACHICOLA On the corner of 8th St. and Ave. I zoned C2 neighborhood commercial single family, MLS# 244962..............$45,000 C OMME R CIAL A PALACHICOLA Two commercial lots for sale in Apalachicola on the corner of Commerce and Penton St. Great location, one block of Hwy 98, near all the best shops and restaurants in Apalach! MLS# 244870.................$290,000 AFF O RD ABLE GR EATE R A PALACHICOLA 3 BR/2BA 1142 sq.ft home with large fenced back yard, storage building. Great condition at a great price! MLS# 244700$115,000 COMME R CIAL ST. GEO R GE ISLAN D Excellent location for 1500 square feet of commercial space in the heart of the island. Currently has closing. Also available for LONG TERM LEASE call for details. MLS# 244926...........$339,000 County jobless rate worsens in August We are pleased to see that our unemployment rate has held steady for the past ve months amongst rumors of a double dip recession. Job orders have picked up, and we are hopeful that we are on the road to recovery. Kim Bodine Executive director of Gulf Coast Workforce Board

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Local A6 | The Times Thursday, September 22, 2011 $2.08 million this year. The proposed millage, which faces a nal budget hearing Sept. 27, keeps in place a plan to reimburse city employees for the 3 percent of their salaries the state legislature mandated earlier this year they pay into their state retirement accounts. The budget does not include a 2 percent sal ary hike for city workers that had appeared in earlier drafts of the budget. In making the motion for the 3 percent reim bursement, Commissioner Brenda Ash said she did not intend it to be an ongoing process, but an item to be revisited next year. Also, I would like to keep open the idea that we look at if the funds are available to give some kind of bonus at the end of the year. This is not political; this is all about the betterment of this city. Its beyond politics now. We are at a point where we have to look at the bet terment of everybody, Ash said. We have to look at the whole picture. We can not exclude them (city work ers). Commissioner Mitchell Bartley, who has argued that neither the reimburse ment nor the pay hike is appropriate in this tough economic climate, moved that the 3 percent retire ment reimbursement be ex cluded, which was seconded by Commissioner Jimmy Elliott. As far as hard times, theres a lot of people out of work, Elliott said. Basical ly we should be thankful we have jobs. Times are going to get worse and we need to prepare for next year, and I hope that we dont ever see another 1993 when we have to lay people off. Bartley said he was concerned that a further decline in housing values could mean the city would reach its maximum millage amount next year and still have to make cuts. I just see the future will be more devastating next year, he said. Were in a real hard recession. Taxpayers cant keep taking the (hit). Carry it over, and if ev erything collapses, you still (have enough funds), he said. Elliott said he would like to see the 3 percent reim bursement set aside in the budget, to be made avail able only if the situation warrants it. Bartleys motion was de feated, with no votes from Ash, Frank Cook and Mayor Van Johnson. This keeps keep pay where it was last year, Cook said. Cook urged the city staff to focus on ways to trim costs in an effort that could lead to future raises. I think we have to reval uate the year as it goes on, he said. I think things will get better. We have to look at how we can save money. Shutting off the lights and doing small things like that, if its added up over a year, you can save a lot of money. If we can save suf cient money, we can look and see what else we can do, Cook said. One item absent from the budget is a plan, put forth by City Administrator Betty Taylor Webb at last weeks budget, that would have taken $30,000 annu ally for each of the next ve years from the Margaret Key bequest and used it to fund operating expenses for the Apalachicola Municipal Library. The bequest from the late Margaret Key, who was married to novelist Al exander Key early in his career, now stands at about $400,000, so the transfer of monies would have left the fund at about $250,000 for capital improvement proj ects by the year 2016. We (the library board) have been stewards of that money since the bequest was given to us, faithful stewards of that money, said Denise Roux, a mem ber of the commission-ap pointed board that oversees the library. To use that money, the city is abrogat ing its responsibility to the citizens of this town. Roux also was critical of the commissioners deci sion to offer the 3 percent retirement reimbursement, calling it unconscionable if it meant having to draw on the Key bequest for li brary funding. We have to do some thing. You want us to save, you want us to cut, but were trying to do what is best for the overall city, Ash said. No, youre doing what is best for the employees, Roux replied. Ash asked for a clear understanding of who ran the library, an independent library board or the elected city commission. Roux and Susan Clem entson, another member of the library board, said the board works in cooperation with the city, similar to how planning and zoning oper ates. By a unanimous vote, the commissioners voted not to proceed with the plan to draw on the Key bequest. Instead, the library will be funded as it was this year, with a $20,000 allocation of city operating revenue to the library board and anoth er $6,200 in utility and sup ply costs covered directly by the city. As a result, librar ian Caty Greene will not be brought on as a full-time employee with health insur ance benets. Clementson said she supported the citys deci sion not to use the Key money. That is more palatable, she said. It shows me youre willing to take responsibility for the city library. FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD O F COUNTY COMMISSIONERS R EQUEST F OR Q UALI F I C ATIONS FOR L AND F ILL O PERATION, M ANAGEMENT AND M AINTENAN C E T he Franklin County Board of County Commissioners is requesting Apalachicola Bay Charter School A Public School of Choice Board of Directors This is a voluntary position and provides a Franklin County resident the opportunity to play an important role in the education of 340 PreK 8th grade students. The ABC Board seeks representation from various factions of the community including parents, clergy, business people, professional and trade group members. Interested persons should send a resume and/or letter of Interest to Jim Bachrach, ABC School, 98 12th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320. Apalachicola Bay Charter School 98 12th Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 653 1222 (phone) 653 1857 (fax) HEARTFELT TH ANKS I want to thank all of you who worked so hard to get me re-elected as City Commissioner and trusting me to be one of your leaders in city decision making for the next four years. You know who you are and God bless you and all of us who live in A palachicola. A ll of the love and thanks you have shown me aer the election is also greatly appreciated. e government of the people, by the people, and for the people has made a statement; a majority of the voters are pleased with the elected ocials in the city. We live in the greatest city in the world. I know that this victory is for the people of A plalachicola. A lthough you chose me as the winner, you are the true winners. I will always do my best to be a servant of the people. I pray that God will always lead me to make the best decisions for the people of A palachicola. anks, God Bless Us A ll!!! MITCHELL BARTLEY www.weemsmemorial.com 135 Avenue G, Apalachicola 850-653-8853 Email : Info@weemsmemorial.com THIS IS MY H OME THIS IS MY H OSPI T AL Our mission is to improve the health status of the residents and visitors to Franklin County, by providing quality, compassionate, cost effective and convenient health care through community leadership and in collaboration with other healthcare organizations which serve our communities. George E Weems M emorial H ospital is afliated with Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, a 25-bed critical access hospital that offers 24-hour service to our community and its visitors. Our hospital is fully staffed with a warm, caring and professional team 365 days a year. Any time, day or night, you will nd our medical staff ready to assist you when you need it the most! When life-saving, rapid transport for higher level medical services are required, a helipad is located on site. Weems M emorial H ospital. Were H ere For Y ou. W eems offers 24 hour emergency services, inpatient acute care services and a swing-bed program. We offer diagnostic imaging to include: x-ray, CT scan and screening mammogrophy. Our on-site laboratory provides service to our in-patients, as well as out-patients. Our ambulatory services include colonoscopy and endoscopy exams and procedures, cardiology out-patient surgery, podiatry out-patient surgery, and more to come! TANNING, WAXING, EAR PI E RCING, F E A T H E RS, FASHION EX TE NSIONS & U P DOS. BRING A FRI E ND & M E N T ION T HIS AD & R E C E IV E 10% O FF A S E RVIC E N o A ppointment N ecessary Walk-ins Welcome BILL MILLER REALTY 850-697-3751 (3310) 570-0658 WOW! 1 B D R FU R N I SH E D AP T $15,000 $29,500 $2,500 D OWN BU Y S 2 B E D AP T 2 6 GU L F V IE W & A CC E SS 3 BD R 2 BA 2006 M /H $89,000 $500 D OWN C HO I C E OF 3 CITY LO T S $180.00/ M ON T H O R $17,500/ EA CH 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 R D ROW $34,500 CITY from page A1

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Local The Times | A7 Thursday, September 22, 2011 BUDGET SUMMARY CITY OF APALACHICOLA FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012 THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA ARE 4.2% MORE THAN LAST YEARS TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES. GENERAL ENTERPRISE SPECIAL REV TOTAL FUND FUND FUND CASH BALANCE BROUGHT FORWARD: 459,000 241,500 204,215 904,715 ESTIMATED REVENUES: AD VALOREM TAXES 1,154,296 1,154,296 (MILLAGE PER $1000: 9.1735) SALES AND USE TAXES 263,650 263,650 FRANCHISE TAXES 341,000 341,000 LICENSE & PERMITS 39,000 39,000 CHARGE FOR SERVICES 160,700 160,700 FINES & FORFEITURES 2,400 2,400 MISC REVENUES 35,000 35,000 WATER & SEWER REV 1,355,000 1,355,000 MOORING BASIN REV 42,300 42,300 MARINA REVENUE 50,100 50,100 PROGRAM INCOME REV 40,000 40,000 TOTAL EST REVENUES: 1,996,046 1,447,400 40,000 3,483,446 TOTAL EST REV & BAL: 2,455,046 1,688,900 244,215 4,388,161 ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES: ADMN. OPERATIONS 320,812 320,812 CITY HALL DEPT. 250,899 250,899 POLICE DEPT. 584,614 584,614 FIRE DEPT. 99,565 99,565 STREET DEPT. 322,433 322,433 PUBLIC WORKS DEPT. 229,178 229,178 LIBRARY SERVICES 27,400 27,400 RECREATION SERVICES 56,200 56,200 WATER DEPT. 593,919 593,919 SEWER DEPT. 744,566 744,566 MOORING BASIN EXP. 42,400 42,400 MARINA EXPENSE 42,100 42,100 PROGRAM EXPENSE 200,000 200,000 TOTAL EST EXPENSES: 1,891,101 1,422,985 200,000 3,514,086 TOTAL EST RESERVES: 563,945 265,915 44,215 874,075 TOTAL EST EXP & RES: 2,455,046 1,688,900 244,215 4,388,161 THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD. NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The City of Apalachicola has tentatively adopted a budget for FY 2011-2012. A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on: SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 6:00 PM APALACHICOLA COMMUNITY CENTER, #1 BAY AVENUE, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA The Franklin County Republican Party will be hosting its annual dinner on Thursday, September 29th at the Ft. Coombs Armory in Apalachicola. Honorary Guest and Speaker will be US Congressman Steve Southerland. Social begins at 5:30, dinner at 6:30pm. Tickets are $35.00 and include dinner and beverages. The public is invited and welcome to attend. Request for tickets may be mail by mail: PO Box 180, Eastpoint FL 32328. By phone: 653-5043, 670-8261, 927-2893 or 697-3189. Special to The Times A medical ex aminers report released last week revealed Chef Eddie Cass died of heart disease. In a telephone interview, Dr. Lisa M. Flan nagan, the board certied forensic pathologist who assisted in the autopsy, said Cass arteries were 72 percent blocked. She said three prescription drugs were found in his blood stream: Valium, a mild sedative; Ambien, a sleep aid, and Pristiq, an anti-de pressant. Flannagan said Cass had prescriptions for all three drugs and that they were present at or below therapeutic levels. She said there was no evidence of a drug overdose or drug abuse. Her report indicat ed obesity was a factor in Casss death. Cass, 65, passed away in his home in Apalachicola on March 28. The former owner of the Magnolia Grille restaurant, Cass was a longtime county resident who contributed gener ously to charities including Meals on Wheels and the Franklin County Humane Society. Heart disease took life of Eddie Cass EDDIE CASS Timesstaff writer Lois Swoboda is seeking ghost stories set on the east end of Franklin County as welI as pictures of the cemetery that was once located at the end on 3rd St in the area called Popes Mill. If you have pictures or would like to share a story, please contact her at 653-5857 or 6531819. You privacy will be protected.Spooky stories?

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A8 | The Times Thursday, September 22, 2011 Tucker to sign war memoirs at museum On Saturday, Sept. 24, Kenneth Tucker will be autographing his biographical book, Last Roll Call, at the Camp Gorton Johnston World War II museum. Tucker was born in Franklin County, grew up in Eastpoint and attended school in Carrabelle. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps hoping to become a pilot. Instead he became the tail gunner on a B-17 with the 15th Air Force in Italy. The adventures he experienced he has captured in his book. Tucker describes, with a avor of local history, what it meant to him as a proud, and sometimes frightened, member of his bomber team. From crash landing in the Balkans to being escorted by the 332nd Fighter Group Red Tails (later known as the Tuskegee Airmen), Tucker weaves an exciting historical story of living in America and Franklin County during the s and s. This will be Tuckers second visit to the museum on Smithsonian Magazine National Museum Day. Humane Society plans Oct. 1 annual meeting The Franklin County Humane Society would like to invite the public to our annual, general meeting on Oct. 1 at the Adoption Center, 244 State Road 65, Eastpoint. The meeting will be 10-11 a.m., followed by an open house until 2 p.m. with a dedication of the new play area for our doggie residents. Hot dogs, refreshments and dessert will be served, and there will be tours of our newly refreshed Adoption Center. Bring the kids and enjoy the day with us, and of course the event is pet-friendly for friendly pets. The Humane Society is proud to serve the Franklin County community with the help of caring, concerned citizens. It would not be possible to continue to help our less fortunate fourlegged citizens without you. Come join us for a fun day and show your support for the Franklin County Humane Society. County approves Sanaullah lease On Tuesday morning, the county commission approved a three-year lease on the former Chapman Schools building for Apalachicola cardiologist Dr. Shezad Sanaullah. County Attorney Michael Shuler said he received the signed lease Aug. 23, after Sanaullah moved his ofces to the building June 22. Rent for the three-year period is $66,000, $1,833 per month, plus sales tax and utilities. The board voted unanimously for Chairman Smokey Parrish to sign the lease, formalizing the agreement. TDC reduces Geiger contract Tourist Development Council funds for a contract with Geiger and Associates public relations has been cut by 50 percent. At Tuesdays meeting, TDC Administrator Curt Blair told commissioners the contract with Geiger and Associates has been reduced from $75,000 to $37,000 annually. Since 2007, the TDC has paid the promotions rm to organize visits to Franklin County for groups of travel writers. Blair said the move was in consideration of the boards instructions to spend more of the publicity funding locally. He said the money not spent on Geiger will be distributed to the visitor centers. Autumn begins Friday, Sept. 23. Happy autumn! Doesnt downtown Carrabelle look nice? The palm trees, Pampas grass, ower beds and the mulch. We could use more vendors, donations for the auction and help for the Fall Festival at the Senior Center. The parade will step off at 10 a.m. Nov. 12. Call the center at 697-3760, or Shirley Cox at 697-4195 for more info. Today, Sept. 22, members of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will lunch at The Wharf at Summercamp. Enjoy! On Friday, Sept. 23, friends will gather at the Crooked River Grill for lunch and to help Gene Sewell celebrate her 93rd birthday. See ya there! Lunch is Dutch; no presents, please. Please pray for Frank Ferlins eternal peace and for his familys strength during this time. He and his late wife, Betty, were snowbirds for many years. Be kind to one another, check on the sick and housebound Jesus loves Franklin County! Until next time, God bless America, our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry. Y Qualications: Expertise in: Now Accepting Appointments Call Toll Free 888-681-5864 For more info www.seclung.com Lung Disease Specialist Rob Garver, MD Now Seeing Patients in Port St. Joe NOW BCBS-FL I N -NETWORK PROV I DER HUMANE SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING AND OPEN HOUSE PET OF THE WEEK Franklin County Humane Society Fresh Baked Bread Cheeses Wine Micro Brews Seasonings and Sauces Open Daily 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (850)927-5039 112 E. Gulf Beach Dr., St. George Island Alana Hutchins, Johnny Turner to wed Alana Hutchins and Johnny Turner will be joined in matrimony at the Eastpoint Church of God on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. Alana is the daughter of Melissa Calhoun and Tommy and Melanie Hutchins. She is the granddaughter of Ronnie Wilson. Johnny is the son of Susie and Danny Moore and Dink and Phyllis Turner. He is the grandson of Maryann and Kenny Keagle and Mike and Irene Pridgen. He is the father of Aubrey Turner. No invitations are being sent, but all family and friends are invited to come. Anthony Curles, Kendell Hersey wed Anthony and Kendell exchanged vows on Saturday, Sept. 3, with family and friends in attendance. Anthony is the son of Jody and Shirley Curles of Tallahassee and father to Sheryl Ann, Drew, Aden and Madison Curles, all of Crawfordville. Kendell is the daughter of Denise Daughtry of Florence, Ala., and Jimmy and Debra Littrell of Brandon. She is mother to Keaton and Reese Hersey. LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh Fall festival seeks donations, volunteers Weddings News BRIEFS FIND IT ONLINE www.apalachtimes.com Society

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The Times | A9 Thursday, September 22, 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 fumcapalach@gtcom.net Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis Carrabelle United Methodist Church Worship Services 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery Mondays 7-9 p.m. 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 R. Michael Whaley, Pastor 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. One of the main things that my wife and I desire to express in our Youth Matters column is that it takes a village to raise a child. We have devoted the last 15 years of our lives in service to the youth, desiring to see them reach their true potential and begin to forge a path of excellence in our hometowns. There are many people within the county (village) who share the same hopes and dreams for our children. These folks work hard developing programs to see your children succeed and encourage them to make good life choices. Even though we have the same goals, sometimes we are all so busy working on the next big project of our own that we do not nd the time to work together. Im proud to say we have united. I received a phone call about one year ago from an organization called Future Now, claiming they could come to our community and reach more students in one day than I could in years. Needless to say, that got my attention. As I listened to the proposal, I was convinced and believed others would be, too. In our rst meeting, we had what I feel were the movers and shakers of the community all under one roof. We agreed that this project would accomplish all of our goals with the nancing being unied under one name, Franklin County Future Now. The mission of Future Now is to impact, encourage, motivate and inspire every young person we encounter in the junior and senior high public school setting to take hold of a clear vision and bright hope for their future. The team captivates teenagers through music, drama and real life stories on issues such as teen pregnancy, alcohol and substance abuse, and much more. On Wednesday, Sept. 28, the team will deliver a highimpact, non-religious message to the middle and high school students during a sixth-period assembly. The same evening at 7 p.m., there will be a free youth event at the high school sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, whom Future Now has partnered with. No matter what your denominational opinions might be, I am sure we all will agree that our kids need spiritual strength in their lives and to be alcoholand drug-free. We would like to extend the opportunity for anyone in the county that would like to help in the nancial support of this endeavor. There is a Franklin County Future Now (FCFN) account set up at the Centennial Bank if you would like to make a donation to the project. You can be a part of history for your community in reaching and changing young lives. We welcome all suggestions and hope you enjoy this weekly article. Please send all emails to Scott Shiver at frontline247@ mac.com. Eastpoint church to host Franklin Outdoor Day on Oct. 1 The Eastpoint Church of God is hosting Franklin Outdoor Day with special guest Lemuel Miller sharing hunting tips and life lessons from the eld. The event will be Oct. 1 at the church, 379 Ave A, Eastpoint. Bow shoot registration begins at 8 am. Activities for the whole family including jumpies and games for the kids begin at noon. Free seafood lunch and more than $1,000 in door prizes. For info call 323-1206. Eastpoint Narcotics Anonymous group to meet Sundays Narcotics Anonymous, providing group support for anyone beset by a drug problem, has begun meeting in Eastpoint. Meetings are open to anyone and are held Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 317 Patton Drive. Account set up for Doris Johnson Doris Johnson, a longtime resident of Port St. Joe and former resident of Apalachicola, has been approved for a liver-kidney transplant at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. A genetic disease has attacked her liver and kidneys, causing them to fail. After undergoing two weeks of comprehensive testing at the Mayo Clinic, she has been informed she is a candidate for a transplant when organs become available. An account has been set up at Superior Bank in Port St. Joe to help Johnson offset some of the costs of the housing, posttransplant drugs and other necessities. If you would like to contribute, please call Carol at Superior Bank and ask for the Doris Johnson Medical Fund. There will be several fundraisers given in the next few months, and your participation would be greatly appreciated. The many phone calls, prayers and contributions are just some of the ways her spirit has been lifted. Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County is pleased to list a group of some of our favorite people. Local building industry folks are going through a difcult period in the economy, and most are scratching to make ends meet. The following were good enough to contribute their time, labor, materials or all three in the construction of our latest Habitat home, on Fifth Street East in Carrabelle. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are helping Habitat in our goal to make affordable housing available to those in Franklin County who need a hand up, not a handout! Ronald Gray & Assoc. (AC and electric); Ron Smith (vinyl siding); Jimmie Crowder (waste disposal); Willson Portalet (onsite facility); G&H Concrete (concrete slab and sidewalk); Sign De-Sign (site sign); K&J Plumbing (plumbing); Harbor Electric (electric xtures); Blackfoot Roong (shingle installation); RMS Construction (framing); and Elmo Wren, lead carpenter. Interested volunteers may visit www.habitatfranklin.org for information and a place to sign up for either construction or non-construction assistance to Habitat. The website also has information on how you may make other contributions and has info on our events ahead. The ReStore, at the old Apalachicola school location on 14th Street, has bargainpriced goods of all kinds and accepts tax-deductible donations of all kinds of goods. Soon lot clearing will start on an Eastpoint lot donated by Superior Bank. Frank Segree Family The family of Capt. Frank Sonny Boy Segree would like to thank our loving community for all the gifts of owers, plants, food and prayers during the loss of our loved one. A special thanks to Dr. Sanaullah, NHC (Troy and Linda), Big Bend Hospice (Dianne, Michelle, Deanna) and Clinicare (Lance Segree). Also to Brother Bobby Shiver for the wonderful service and Kelly Funeral Home. We thank you all, and may God bless each of you. Inez, Kim, Frank III, Gad and Stephen Segree Capt. Frank Archidene Sonny Boy Segree, Jr. was born Sept. 27, 1934, in Eastpoint. He passed away on Sept. 9, 2011, at Weems Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family and loving wife. Sonny Boy was a lifelong resident of Eastpoint. He retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after 26 years, was a 32nd degree Mason, served in the National Guards and was a member of the Church of God in Vicksburg, Miss. He is survived by his wife, Inez Segree; children, Kimberly Segree (Randy) of Eastpoint, Frank Segree, III (Yolanda) of Vicksburg, Miss., Gadson Segree (Shelley) of Eastpoint, and Stephen Segree (Shelly) of Inverness, Miss.; brother, Darrell Segree (Vicky) of Eastpoint; sister, Sue Smith (Hampton) of Apalachicola; seven grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Era Mae and Frank Segree, Sr.; and siblings, Franki Beriman, Martha Raushenburg, Etta Mae Branch, Erma King and Gladys Dean. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the United Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Shiver ofciating. Interment followed in Eastpoint Cemetery. Kelley Funeral Home handled all arrangements. Frank Segree, Jr. FRANK SEGREE, JR. The future is now for county teenagers YOUTH MA TTERS Scott Shiver Card of THANKS Obituary Card of THANKS Faith BRIEFS BIG BEND HOSPICE PLANS LUMINARIA S PECIAL T O T H E TIMES Please join us in remembering or honoring a loved by personalizing one of our special luminaries with a name or message and joining us for the Lighting of the Luminaries, shown above, at dusk Nov. 25 at Riverfront Park. Luminaries may be purchased through November at The Grill in Apalachicola, Centennial Bank branches in Apalachicola and Carrabelle, the Apalachicola Area and Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce ofces and Weems Memorial Hospital for a $2 donation. All the money donated will be used to care for Big Bend Hospice families in Franklin County. If you have questions, please contact Pam Allbritton at 508-8749. Habitat thanks local builders for donations Faith

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E-mail outdoors news to times outdoors@star.com O UTD OO RS www.apalachtimes.com Section A By Valerie Garman Florida Freedom Reeng is big business. Ask Joe Weatherby. He sinks ships for a living. Weatherby is the director of marketing for Reefmak ers, an international com pany that creates articial reefs by sinking ships. The company has sunk more than 400 ships since the 1980s. It can seem a little counterintuitive to someone whos not on the water all the time, Weatherby said. You spend seven gures on (a ship) and then you sink it. But Reefmakers doesnt just sink ships. The com pany specializes in using the articial reefs as economic development tools, trans forming old ships into un derwater gold mines used to attract tourist dollars from around the world. Its really, really compel ling from an economic point at how well these reefs do, Weatherby said. Its noth ing short of miraculous. One of Reefmakers big gest projects was the 2009 sinking of the S.S. Vanden burg in Key West, a project that cost approximately $8 million, but returned $7 mil lion in gross commerce in its rst year underwater. (The projects) can be ex pensive, but basically all the money is on the front end, Weatherby said. I dive reefs that have been around for 80 or 90 years. This is one of those things thats win-winwin. Weatherby made a pre sentation to Gulf County several years ago about the benets of reeng. From my perspective, Gulf County is a place that could benet from some thing like this, Weatherby said. We didnt move for ward because it was at a time when there were a lot of other economic issues. Weatherby said the people behind articial reef projects must wear a num ber of hats in order to fund projects, which are usually paid for with a combination of grants, local and state dol lars, donations, fundraisers and many other sources. A recent University of Florida study that examined the economic impacts of ar ticial reefs in Southwest Florida found the economic returns to be much greater than the money dolled out for the reef itself. UF profes sor Bob Swett led the study and said he was most sur prised by the bang for the buck counties saw for arti cial reef projects. He said some counties spend little to no money on reeng, but rather rely on grants and non-prot organizations for funding. The second-most recent study examining the eco nomic benets of articial reefs in Northwest Florida was a Florida State Univer sity study led by Frederick Bell in 1998, which yielded similar results to Swetts more recent study. The new studies kind of just make it as exciting as its ever been, said Scott Jack son, a Bay County extension agent with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Florida Sea Grant. We know that when you put articial reefs out, you get more than just sh. You get dollars and development in your coastal communities. Although it has been 13 years since the study was conducted, Jackson said Panhandle counties are still no stranger to the benets of reeng. Escambia County invest ed $1 million in tax dollars to sink the USS Oriskany, and returned the investment within three days. The rest of the project was funded by the U.S. Navy. Jackson said the more recent economic data on the success of the Oriskany brings the former Pan handle study up to date and conrms articial reefs con tinue to bring in dollars. The Mexico Beach Arti cial Reef Association works in close partnership with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the City of Mexico Beach and U.S. Army Corps Engineers, and has deployed more than 150 articial reefs since its founding in 1997. Ron Childs, an MBARA founding director, said the economic effect of articial reefs in Mexico Beach is phenomenal. Childs said its hard to put a number on the economic gain, but re searchers have determined a $130-$135 return for every dollar spent on articial reef deployments, he said. What we have noticed is an increase in boat traf c, Childs said. In the summertime its completely packed. The MBARA passed the $1 million marker last year for money spent on reef deployments, paid for with money from grants, dona tions, the annual kingsh tournament, memorial reefs and sales of cookbooks and T-shirts. Its just a ripple effect, Childs said. We feel like what were doing is helping the local community in cre ating jobs. Childs said the reefs help transform the ocean oor into thriving marine com munities, which in turn har nesses anglers from around the world. Childs said shing in Florida generates $5 billion in sales annually, and em ploys 81,000 residents. Florida has the largest complement of permitted articial reefs in the nation, and Bay County has the sec ond largest number of listed reefs in Florida, behind only Pinellas County. According to data from the FWC, Bay County has a total of 220 patch reefs listed, with 111 of those off of Mex ico Beach. Gulf County has 21 reefs listed in the FWC database. According to Keith Mille of the FWC Articial Reef Program, between 1997 and 2011 the FWC appropriated $396,750 to the City of Mex ico Beach for reef building, and provided $88,825 of local funding. Gulf County, how ever, received $135,000 from FWC and provided no local funding for reef programs. Reeng is denitely big business, said Ann Marie Daly, who manages Dalys Dock and Dive Center in Port St. Joe. Its just such an economic boost, and you dont have to mow the lawn. You dont have to maintain it. Dalys Dock and Dive charters divers on trips up the Gulf Coast, diving wrecks in Panama City and articial reefs in Mexico Beach. Reeng is a touchy sub ject here in Gulf County, Daly said. Especially with MBARA right up the road. Of the 35 coastal counties in Florida, only two counties are without articial reef programs, and Gulf County is one of them. There is no one here (in Gulf County) doing anything, Daly said. Everybody else gets it, but Gulf County doesnt seem to. In the past, Daly has tried to get groups together to do a small, regional reef project in Gulf County, resulting in Daly spending money out of her own pocket to try and get a program in the works. She also worked with Weath erby from Reefmakers when the company presented to county ofcials. For Gulf County, wheres the articial reef coordina tor? Daly said. Every oth er county has one. The articial reef pro grams in neighboring counties Bay, Franklin and Wakulla are all managed by citizen groups, a minority in Florida reef management programs. With a portion of the money obtained from sh ing licenses in Gulf County going straight to the county budget, Daly wonders where the money is going. Reeng is so important and it does bring so much money in because people come to sh, Daly said. The intent is to provide a haven for small sh, and then they grow up and go out into the gulf. Daly said she does take dive charters to one articial reef that was put down by the MBARA in Bay County. However, over-regulation has made it difcult for her to access some articial reefs on her dive trips. She said she has been shooed away from some dive sites in Mexico Beach in the past. Divers really want to dive wrecks, said Daly, who noted that ever since Reef makers sunk the S.S. Van denberg seven miles off Key West, interest in diving the Empire Mica, a sunken ship off of the south tip of Cape San Blas, has dwindled. People dont come to dive the Mica anymore, Daly said. (The Vanden berg) took away our thun der. Back when Dalys Dive Shop was known as Captain Blacks Dive Center, Captain Blacks frequently chartered divers to the Empire Mica. People come here to spearsh, Daly said. And without reefs, there are no sh. Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Your Hunting Headquarters 3 M O DELS AVAILA B LE IN ST O CK S TARTING AT $219.00 T O $309.00 GOOD THROU G H O CTOBER 23RD By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer Local shing guide Tommy Robinson was spearshing in Key West on Friday, Aug. 26, when he bagged a lionsh. Not having a stringer, he shoved it into his lobster bag and, in the process, it stung him on the knuckle. The sting was painful but Rob inson felt no serious effects from the injury until the next day, when he began to experience short ness of breath and tightness in his chest. When the pain started, he thought he was having gall blad der trouble. Later there were ulike symptoms. His conditioned worsened and on Sept. 1, his 49th birthday and wedding anniversary, his wife, Kathy, had him own to Archbold Hospital in Thomasville where Dr. Ed. Hall, a snake bite specialist, treated him. That saved his life, said Kathy. Robinson remained in the hospital for eight days and is still wearing an external debrillator, although he is back in Key West. In a few weeks, he will receive electric shock treatment to reset his heart, Kathy said. Robinson was suffering from congestive heart failure, one of the many symptoms of lionsh stinging. Lionsh belong to the family Scorpaenidae, most of which are poisonous. This group of sh ac counts for 40,000 to 50,000 poison ings a year, more than any marine animal except stingrays, Scientists at the National Oce anic and Atmospheric Administra tion theorize the sh, a native of the western Pacic, was released from sh tanks in southern Flor ida during the late 1980s or early 1990s, and by 2000 had established itself off the North Carolina coast. It has now expanded into the Caribbean and threatens to take over waters in South America and the Gulf of Mexico. Lionsh have already been spotted in Panhan dle waters. Federal and state authorities launched a campaign to encour age people to catch and eat the sh, considered a delicacy by some. Some areas have staged lionsh derbies in an attempt to eradicate the invasive species, a threat to coral reef species. The campaigns have done little to inform sherman how danger ous a lionsh can be. Symptoms of poisoning include sharp pain, swelling, redness, bleeding, nau sea, numbness, joint pain, anxiety, headache, disorientation and diz ziness. Lionsh venom is partly bro ken down by heat. First aid for a sting is to submerge it in hot, but not boiling, water. Give the patient over-the-coun ter painkillers and seek medical help immediately. Invasive lionsh stings local shing guide GRAYSON SHEPARD | Special to the Times The lionsh that stung Tommy Robinson.TIM ES FIL E P HOTO A reef making module like the one used frequently by the Mexico Beach Articial Reef Association.MAKING REEFS FOR FUN AND PROFIT Thursday, September 22, 2011 Page 10 Freshwater Offshore shing is hot with the opening of gag grouper. Live pinsh and nger mullet are great baits that are still plentiful to take out with you, but cut bait will also work well. Good sh should stay in shallow water, but the larger sh are in 100-150 feet over bridge rubble and off wrecks. Inshore Offshore Bay shing is heating up as the weather cools down. Good reports from the I.C.W. have been coming in. Trout and redsh are being caught in good numbers on live shrimp. Try shing at the T or under the power lines in the canal for good action. Lake Wimico has produced nice bass, bream and catsh lately. The north end of the lake has had decent sheepshead catches as well. Many locals are gearing up for the upcom ing Gulf County Sheriff Departments bass tournament with a top prize of $10,000. SPONSORED BY

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CARRABELLE A PALA C HI C OLA SP O RT S www.apalachtimes.com A Section By David Adlerstein Times City Editor It took a rst half to ad just the defenses, and a second half to crank up the running game, as Franklin County outlasted a scrappy Cottondale Hornet squad to win 27-12 Friday night. With three of their se niors doing all the scoring, the Seahawks shook off an early Hornet touchdown to secure the teams rst Se nior Night victory. We got off to a suspicious start and had trouble get ting going. We squandered three red zone opportuni ties, walking away empty, said Seahawks coach Josh Wright, whose team trailed 6-0 at the half. Cottondale lit the rst ame on their opening drive, driving 60 yards down the eld before junior Shel don Vann scored from three yards out. The Seahawks thwarted the two-point con version. The two squads battled it out in the middle of the eld for much of the quarter, with the Hornets unable to capitalize after sophomore Tony Caruso pounced on a Seahawks fumble midway through the stanza. We knew it was going to be a dogght, said Wright. I told the team all week that the longer you let them play competitive football, the greater chances they will have to come in here and up set you in front of your home crowd. The halftime talk and a few adjustments proved a winning great combination as the Seahawks put up 27 second-half points, surren dering only an 80-yard kickoff return, to take a two-game win streak into Fridays rst district matchup against the visiting Liberty County Bull dogs. The Hornets started the third quarter by recovering their opening kickoff at the Seahawk 42. But two plays later, the Seahawks got the ball back when senior Bren nan Walden recovered on the Seahawk 48. His brother, junior Skyler Hutchinson, then led the ground advance, capped off when senior Zach Armistead ran in on a quar terback sneak from the 1. Senior Paul Anderson, kicking for the rst time for the Seahawks, then nailed the rst of three extra points on the night, and Franklin County led 7-6. All the seniors played at a highly productive level against Cottondale, said Wright. A Hutchinson intercep tion, late in the third quar ter, gave the Seahawks the ball at mideld with 1:26 left. Walden then barreled up the middle and pranced 48 yards for the score, for a 14-6 lead. On a 4th and 1 on the Cot tondale 44, with 9:44 left in the game, Walden repeated his bullish ways, rushing in for the score and a 21-6 lead. But Cottondale kept stinging, as junior Prentice Webb returned the kickoff 80 yards, to trail 21-12 with seven minutes left to play. The Seahawks kept up their running attack, and put the game out of reach with 3:49 left, as Armistead ran in from the 11 to make it 27-12. When all was done Friday night the Seahawks offense tallied 455 yards of offense behind the big yard gain ing combination of Walden, Hutchinson and Chris Granger. Walden totaled 143 yards on nine touches while Hutchinson toted the ball BUDGET SUMMARY EASTPOINT WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012 ESTIMATED REVENUE User Fees-Water $290,000.00 User Fees-Sewer $225,000.00 Surcharges $40,000.00 Penalties & Fees $80,000.00 Base Facility Charge $75,000.00 Ad Valorem Tax Income (2.0 Millage per $1,000) $147,000.00 Interest Earned $15,000.00 TOTAL EST. REVENUES: $872,000.00 EXPENDITURES Salaries-Adm. $74,600.00 Salaries-Operation $168,300.00 Salaries-Overtime $10,000.00 Payroll Taxes $17,500.00 Retirement $17,600.00 Group Insurance $40,500.00 Liability/WC/Property Insurance $27,600.00 Utilities $87,500.00 Engineering/Legal/Accounting/Consultant $62,400.00 Laboratory Services $7,200.00 Ofce Expenses $19,700.00 O & M Wastewater $64,000.00 O & M Water $31,000.00 Transportation $20,000.00 Communications $8,600.00 Longterm Debt $178,000.00 Capital Budget $37,500.00 TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES: $872,000.00 THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD SPECIAL MEETING The Eastpoint Water and Sewer District will hold a special meeting following the close of its nal budget hearing planned for September 24, 2011 at 5:05 pm 40 Island Drive Eastpoint, FL 32328 NOTICE OF CONTINUATION The Final Budget Hearing Held on September 20, 2011 for the Eastpoint Water and Sewer District was recessed and will continue on September 24, 2011 at 5:05 pm in the EWSD Board room at 40 Island Drive Eastpoint, FL 32328. Page A11 Thursday, September 22, 2011 See SEAHAWKS A12 D A VID A DL E RST E IN | The Times Senior Paul Anderson and his mom Jennifer Favaloro at Senior Night. D A N A WHA L E Y | Special to the Times Junior Skyler Hutchinson rushes against Cottondale, with sophomore Leonard Green at left. D A VID A DL E RST E IN | The Times Senior Deanna Quick and her mom, Charlene Fincher, at Senior Night. Seahawk seniors pace win over Cottondale

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A12 | The Times Thursday, September 22, 2011 By Tim Croft Florida Freedom The First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe will be spon soring a wild game banquet on Oct. 1. The emphasis is more on banquet than church. The Wild Game Banquet will be held at the Centen nial Building with the doors opening at 5 p.m. and the food hitting plates at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. There is no charge to get into this event, said Wil lie Ramsey of the organizing committee. There will be a donation box. For anybody who wishes to help defray the costs of the event, wed love for them to. The primary focus is on that food, which will offer a taste of something for just about all stomachs. As the advertisement for the sup per states, (The) menu con sists of various wild game from the land and sea with a sprinkling of traditional game for the tame of heart. So, as Ramsey noted, while the good cooks vol unteering for the event will churn out some ne chicken and pulled pork and the like, there will also be a healthy sampling from the wild side. Ramsey said there will be seafood, including shrimp and fresh and saltwater sh, as well as wild game in the form of sausage, venison, wild hog, pheasant, quail and gator tail, to name just a few highlights from the menu. Just about any game you could think of we will likely have there, he said. There will also be prod uct displays, primarily aimed at those who enjoy the outdoors, as well as priz es and giveaways. Among the prizes to be given away are guided hunting and sh ing trips. Everyone that comes will leave with a gift, Ramsey said, adding those who miss out on the large items will have a selection of smaller prizes to choose from. The event will also fea ture a display of the Trophies of Grace, 30 reproductions of some of the largest white tail deer harvested in North America, the deer carry ing an average score on the Boone and Crockett scale of 224 inches. That is large, Ramsey noted. The Trophies of Grace is a traveling display that has emerged from the barn ministry of Pensacolabased Jim Porter. It is an extension of a ministry aimed at bringing people closer to their faith, to become, in other words, trophies of Gods grace. Special guest David Wheeler, out of Liberty Uni versity, will also provide a short message connecting the outdoors and the tro phies on display to a turning over a more faithful leave in life. But the central message of the evening, Ramsey said, was just good fun and fellow ship among those who enjoy the outdoors. It should be a fun, enjoy able evening, he said. First of all, have a scrumptious meal. Second, drool over these trophies with hunting season approaching. Three, the chance to socialize and have a good evening with friends and folks who share the same passion for the out doors. PUBLIC NOTICE FCTDC 2011-12 MEETING SCHEDULE Board meetings are held on the Second Tuesday of each month beginning at 3:00 pm Board Meetings October 11, 2011 Board, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 3:00 p.m. November 8, 2011 Board, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 3:00 p.m. Carrabelle 3:00 p.m. January 10, 2012 Board, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 3:00 p.m. February 14, 2012 Board, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 3:00 p.m. Carrabelle 3:00 p.m. April 10, 2012 Board, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 3:00 p.m. May 8, 2012 Board, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 3:00 p.m. Carrabelle 3:00 pm July 10, 2012 Board, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 3:00 p.m. August 14, 2012, Board, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 3:00 p.m. Carrabelle 3:00 pm ALL COMMITTEE MEETINGS ARE HELD ON THE FOURTH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA COMMUNITY ROOM, 1 BAY AVENUE, APALACHICOLA, BEGINNING AT 1:30 PM FOR GRANTS (IF SCHEDULED) AND BEGINS AT 2:30 PM FOR MARKETING. Committee Meetings September 27, 2011 Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm October 25, 2011, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm November 22, 2011, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm December 27, 2011 Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm January 24, 2012, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm February 28, 2012, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm March 27, 2012, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm April 24, 2012, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm May 22, 2012, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm June 26, 2012 Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm July 24, 2012, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm August 28, 2012, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm September 25, 2012, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm THIS IS A PUBLIC MEETING AND TWO OR MORE FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY ATTEND. Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business Bankruptcy Over 30 Years Legal Experience 850-670-3030 We are a debt relief agency. We can The hiring of a lawyer is an im Sports & Outdoors SPECIAL TO THE T IME S Trophies of Grace, a traveling display of some of the largest whitetail deer harvested in North America, will be featured during the Oct. 1 Wild Game Banquet being sponsored by First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe. Trophies of Grace featured at wild game banquet SEAHAWKS from page A11 22 times for 137 yards. Seniors Walden and Zach Armistead both scored a pair of touch downs each. We were pleased with the way our de fense responded and adjusted to many of their well-schemed unbalanced sets, said defensive coordinator Geoff Reeder. Walden, who had two sacks, led the team with seven tackles, as did senior Tre Carr. The pregame Senior Night recognition presentation highlighted seniors on the foot ball team, cheerleading squad and march ing band. Other seniors honored included Zach Armistead, accompanied by parents Jenni fer and Chris Robinson; Chris Granger, ac companied by parents Christina and Chris Granger, Sr.; Paul Anderson, accompanied by mom Jennifer Favaloro; Buddy Davidson, accompanied by mom Aurelia Miller; Bren nan Walden, accompanied by mom Lisa Walden and uncle Charles Smith; Colton Sheridan, accompanied by parents Sharon and Frank Sheridan; Charles Fasbenner, accompanied by grandfather Wayne Butler; Deanna Quick, accompanied by mom Char lene Fincher; Kayle Martina, accompanied by parents Patty and Kevin Martina; Emer ald Norris, accompanied by parents Kansas and Steve Norris; and Jessica Dempsey, accompanied by parents Patty and David Dempsey. Now is the time for every player and coach in the organization to kick up the in tensity a notch, said Wright, in anticipation of Fridays game. Getting ready for Liberty County is a daunting task, but I promise you that every one in the program is ready for it. You have to both take care of the ball and keep the ball out of (the Bulldogs) hands with productive ball management, he said. We showed in last years game at their place that we were very close to playing at their level. The little things killed us and we feel we are much better with the little things than we were a year ago. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Mikel Clark Athletic Complex. Come early to get a seat as a record crowd is expected following the back-to-back wins and the fact Liberty County travels well. Tickets go on sale at 6 p.m. and prices remain a bargain at $5 for adults, $3 for students and children under 6 are admitted free of charge. D A V I D A D LE RS TEI N | The Times Senior Buddy Davidson and his mom Aurelia Miller.

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She called her mother, Carol Deddona, who also lives in the village. Meanwhile, a passing motorist stopped and chased the pig to Wayne Householder’s fenced backyard. Somebody called the county’s animal control department, and the hog, which Deddona described as calm and tame, nally was cornered by the county’s Albert Floyd, who came to the rescue with a bag of corn and a horse trailer. “Dropping a trail of corn into the trailer did not work too well; who knew hogs are that smart?” Deddona said. “After about an hour, Albert lassoed the hog’s front leg and with the help of a big truck pulled him kicking and screaming into the trailer. “I would like to commend Albert for his kind and gentle handling of this potentially dangerous animal,” Deddona said. Mark Wilson of Apalachicola is boarding the 550-pound pig for three days to give the owner time to claim the animal. Several residents on the east end of the county said they have seen the pig foraging beside the road over the last few weeks. Floyd said if the pig is not claimed, it will be auctioned off.EOC now a secured facilityAt Tuesday’s county commission meeting, Emergency Management Director Pam Brownell told commissioners the county’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) had become a secured facility with the installation of a magnetic lock system on the building’s front entry at a cost of $3,460. “The system is magnetic locks that can be moved if we get a new building,” she said. A camera also was installed to view visitors before admittance. In a telephone interview, Brownell said funding came from the EOC’s general operating fund. “This should have been done years ago,” she said. “This of ce is supposed to be a secure building. After the oil spill incident and the amount of people coming into my of ce upset because they didn’t get on the VOO (Vessels of Opportunity) program made me realize that this of ce needed some kind of security.”No bids on Daly houseNobody bid on a house willed to the county last year. At Tuesday’s meeting, County Planner Alan Pierce told commissioners he has received no bids on a house in Lanark Village willed to the county by its deceased owner, Roscoe Daly. Daly had received State Housing Initiatives Partnership funds to pay for the home’s construction 15 years ago. The house was offered for a minimum bid of $50,000. Pierce asked the board if they would like to advertise the house at a lower minimum. He said some vandalism has occurred at the house. Commissioner Smokey Parrish asked how much SHIP money had been spent on the house, and County Attorney Michael Shuler said about $25,000 had been spent. Parrish said he hoped to at least recover the SHIP funds. The board instructed Pierce to review the value of the house and ways to dispose of it and come back to the commission with suggestions at the Oct. 4 meeting. News BRIEFSCAROL DEDDONA | Special to the TimesAlbert Floyd looks on as a boar examines a trail of corn into the transport trailer.

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A14| The Times Thursday, September 22, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS 35372T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010-CA-604 SUNRISE BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ELLIOTT FANN, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered herein, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., on the 5th day of October, 2011, the following described property: LOT 12 DRIFTWOOD, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 42-44, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 23, 2011. **AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) NOTICE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT THE COURT ADMINISTRATORS OFFICE, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, TELEPHONE (850) 653-8861; OR, IF HEARING IMPAIRED, 1-800-995-8771 (TTD); OR 1-800-955-8770 (V), VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Sept 15, 22, 2011 35352T PUBLIC NOTICE FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISIONERS REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS For LANDFILL OPERATION, MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners is requesting statements of qualifications from any qualified person or firm interested in contracting with Franklin County for landfill operation, management and maintenance. Qualifications must be submitted to the Franklin County Clerk of Court, Franklin County Courthouse, Suite 201, 33 Commerce Street, Apalachicola, Florida, 32320 no later than Friday, September 30, 2011, at 4:30 p.m., E.T. Submissions should be in a sealed envelope marked “Landfill Qualifications” and “Name of Person or Firm”. Bids will be opened on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at the regular meeting of the FCBCC. At a minimum, qualifications required by the FCBCC for landfill provider(s) are as follows: Provision of proof of Liability Insurance One (1) original and seven (7) copies of the response to the RFQ must be submitted Submittal must be signed by the person or authorized person (if firm submits). Submittal must include at a minimum: Name, address, telephone number of the person or firm submitting qualifications. *Qualifications, certifications and educational professional resume(s) of all persons that would provide services under this contract. *A straight forward, concise description of capabilities. *References: The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids deemed in the best interest of the County. FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COIMNIISSIONERS Sept 8, 22, 2011 35389T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUITIN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. RAMONA JOAN HUCKEBA et al, Defendant(s). CASE NO.: 19-2009-CA-000099 DIVISION: NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated and entered in Case No. 19-2009-CA000099 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida wherein COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. is the Plaintiff and RAMONA JOAN HUCKEBA; GRADY E. HUCKEBA; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 26th day of October, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHERN MOST CORNER OF LOT 8, SOUTHLAND SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO AN OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, FOR POINT OF BEGINNING: THENCE RUN IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE BOUNDARY LINE DIVIDING LOTS 8 AND 9 FOR A DISTANCE OF 365.4 FEET TO THE RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF A COUNTY ROAD; THENCE TURN LEFT AND RUN IN A SOUTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE BOUNDARY OF SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR A DISTANCE OF 163 FEET; THEN TURN LEFT AND RUN IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION AND PARALLEL TO THE LINE FIRST DESCRIBED TO THE RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY; THENCE RUN IN A NORTHWESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG SAID RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY TO POINT OF BEGINNING; ALL OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LAND LYING AND BEING IN LOT 8, SOUTHLAND SUBDIVISION, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 1501 BLUFF ROAD, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 26, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act 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: Mr. Doug Smith Office of Court Administration, Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, Phone: 850-577-4401, Fax: 850-487-7947 Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F0900965 September 15, 22, 2011 35390T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. GLENN MAY et al, Defendant(s). CASE NO.: 19-2009-CA-000233 DIVISION: NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 27, 2010 and entered in Case No. 19-2009-CA000233 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC is the Plaintiff and GLENN MAY; MIRTIS MAY; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 12th day of October, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 9 BLOCK 187 (28), KEOUGH’S SECOND ADDITION TO THE CITY OF CARRABELLE, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 20, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 915 NE SEVENTH STREET, CARRABELLE, FL 323220000 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 26, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act 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: Mr. Doug Smith, Office of Court Administration, Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 Phone: 850-577-4401, Fax: 850-487-7947 Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09049596 September 15, 22, 2011 35432T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PREMIER BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, v. SHAMSHAD SANAULLAH, SHAMSHAD SANAULLAH AS TRUSTEE OF THE TURTLE LAND TRUST UNDER TRUST AGREEMENT DATED APRIL 24, 2006, SIDNEY E. GRAY, CHANCAY, INC., a Florida corporation, and FRANKLIN COUNTY FLORIDA BOCC, Defendants. CASE NO. 2010-531-CA AMENDED NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1) OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 23, 2011, in Case No. 2010-531-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit for Franklin County, Florida, in which PREMIER BANK is the Plaintiff, and SHAMSHAD SANAULLAH, SHAMSHAD SANAULLAH AS TRUSTEE OF THE TURTLE LAND TRUST UNDER TRUST AGREEMENT DATED APRIL 24, 2006, SIDNEY E. GRAY, CHANCAY, INC., a Florida corporation, and FRANKLIN COUNTY FLORIDA BOCC, are the Defendants, that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Franklin County, Florida, will sell at public sale the following described real property: Parcel No. 1 Lot 6, New River Harbor, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 29, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Together with a Right of Way Easement recorded in Official Records Volume 703, Pages 20-21, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. AND ALSO Parcel No. 2 Commence at a concrete monument marking the Southeast corner of Section 14, Township 7 South, Range 5 West, Franklin County, Florida, and thence run North along East boundary of said Section 14, a distance of 1537.74 feet to the centerline of a 60.00 foot county road, thence run along said centerline as follows: North 69 degrees 04 minutes 10 seconds West 60.98 feet to a point of curve to the right, thence Northwesterly along said curve with a radius of 1512.48 feet thru a central angle of 3l degrees 53 minutes 24 seconds for an arc distance of 841.82 feet, the chord of said arc being North 53 degrees 07 minutes 28 seconds West 831.00 feet to a compound curve, thence Northwesterly along said compound curve with a radius of 6095.91 feet thru a central angle of 14 degrees 04 minutes 14 seconds for an arc distance of 1498.31 feet, the chord of said arc being North 30 degrees 08 minutes 39 seconds West 1493.26 feet, thence North 23 degrees 06 minutes 32 seconds West 769.13 feet to a point of curve to the left, thence Northwesterly along said curve with a radius of 2009.70 feet thru a central angle of 31 degrees 37 minutes 08 seconds for an arc distance of 1109.06 feet, thence North 54 degrees 43 minutes 40 seconds West 335.52 feet, thence leaving said centerline run North 35 degrees 15 minutes 48 seconds East 30.00 feet to the Northerly right-of-way boundary of said county road, thence run along said Northerly right-of-way boundary as follows: North 54 degrees 43 minutes 40 seconds West 526.32 feet, thence North 52 degrees 17 minutes 34 seconds West 1036.35 feet, thence North 53 degrees 13 minutes 19 seconds West 756.96 feet, thence North 57 degrees 44 minutes 46 seconds West 455.75 feet, thence North 62 degrees 16 minutes 13 seconds West 431.81 feet, thence North 75 degrees 54 minutes 48 seconds West 284.39 feet, thence North 83 degrees 16 minutes 27 seconds West 373.71 feet, thence North 79 degrees 40 minutes 36 seconds West 1298.53 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue North 79 degrees 40 minutes 36 seconds West 369.95 feet, thence North 82 degrees 12 minutes 43 seconds West 325.76 feet, thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run North 07 degrees 49 minutes 27 seconds East 525.40 feet, thence run South 81 degrees 00 minutes 31 seconds East 600.12 feet, thence run North 07 degrees 49 minutes 27 seconds East 442.03 feet to the Southeasterly edge of New River, thence run South 76 degrees 09 minutes 53 seconds East along said river’s edge 76.16 feet, thence run South 06 degrees 39 minutes 28 seconds West 963.36 feet to the PONT OF BEGINNING. The sale will be held on October 5, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., to the highest bidder for cash, at the door of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. 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 September 7, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Franklin County Clerk of Court Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk September 15, 22, 2011 35420T IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 2010CA000571 Division SUNTRUST BANK Plaintiff, vs. W. MARC BOYD, JR., BARBARA J. BOYD, PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH NATIONAL CITY BANK, LLOYD A. TURMAN, SUSAN M. ATHERTON, ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC., ST. GEORGE ISLAND OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION, INC., UNKNOWN TENANT #1, UNKNOWN #2, AND UNKNOWN TENANT/ OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on August 22, 2011, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida described as: LOT 40, OF PEBBLE BEACH VILLAGE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA and commonly known as: 1636 GUAVA TRAIL, ST. GEORGE ISLAND, FL 32328; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the front door steps of the Courthouse, at 33 Market St., in Apalachicola, Florida, on October 5, 2011 at 11:00 AM (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 26th day of August, 2011 Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Sept 15, 22, 2011 35437T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF WAYNE LEIGH COXWELL Deceased. File No. 2011-49 CP Division Probate NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WAYNE LEIGH COXWELL, deceased, whose date of death was August 2, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for FRANKLIN County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 15, 2011. Personal Representative: Beverly A. Coxwell 250 Hwy 98 Apalachicola, Florida 32320 Attorney for Personal Representative: Kristy Branch Banks Attorney for Beverly A. Coxwell Florida Bar Number: 517143 PO Box 176 Apalachicola, Florida 32329 Telephone: (850) 670 1255 Fax: (850) 670 1256 E-Mail: info@kbblawfl.com September 15, 22, 2011 35456T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 11-00053 CP Division IN RE: ESTATE OF LEE STUART PAULSON A/K/A LEE S. PAULSON A/K/A LEE PAULSON, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (summary administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that a Petition for Summary Administration has been filed in the estate of LEE STUART PAULSON A/K/A LEE S. PAULSON A/K/A LEE PAULSON, deceased, File Number 11-00053 CP, by the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320; that the total value of the estate is approximately $45000.00, and that the names and addresses of those to whom it will be assigned after the entry of an order is: Stacy Mathis f/k/a Stacy Paulson 1377 18th Avenue, Apt. 1 San Francisco, CA 94122 Marian Paulson 108 East Lake Drive Antioch, CA 94509 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE BARRED FOREVER.

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The date of the first publication of this Notice is September 15, 2011. STACY MATHS, Petitioner f/k/a STACY PAULSON MARIAN PAULSON, Petitioner ERIC S. KANE, P.L. ERIC S. KANE, ESQUIRE Attorney for Petitioners Florida Bar No. 0847941 20900 N.E. 30th Avenue, Suite 403 Aventura, Florida 33180 305-937-7280 September 15, 22, 2011 35472T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CITIZENS BANK WAKULLA, Plaintiff, v. SIDNEY E. GRAY, JIMMY W. MEEKS, SR., MARINERS LANDING HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION PHASE 1, LLC, WAKULLA BANK, a Florida Banking Company, and FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF DECATUR COUNTY, Defendants. CASE NO.: 2009-212 CA NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to the Amended Stipulated Final Summary Judgment for Re-Establishment and Foreclosure of Note and Mortgage entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOT 5, BLOCK 1, OF CARRABELLE RIVER SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 21 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. and LOT 4, MARINERS LANDING, PHASE I, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 38 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, except as set forth herein after, at public sale on September 27, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time), or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 7, at the the front of the courthouse steps at 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator’s office not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk September 15, 22, 2011 35467T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 11-00038CA FLORIDA BANK, a Florida banking corporation, as successor in interest to THE BANK OF TALLAHASSEE, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. CRITICAL PATH PROPERTY INVESTMENTS, LLC; MERLIN M. MITCHELL, JR.; SUSAN ATWOOD; FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; and ANGLERS HARBOR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, LLC. Defendants. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER CHAPTER 45 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 26, 2011, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola Florida 32320, at 11:00 a.m. on October 12, 2011 the following described property: Lot 17, Anglers Harbor, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 8, 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: Sept 6, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Sept 15, 22, 2011 35491T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA IN RE: ESTATE OF EDWARD STEPHAN DACHTERA, Deceased CASE NUMBER: 11000043 CP NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of EDWARD STEPHAN DACHTERA, deceased, Case Number 11000043 CP is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All persons having claims against this estate who are served with a copy of this notice are required to file with this court such claim within the later of three months after the date of the first publication of this notice or 30 days after the date of service of a copy of this notice on that person. Persons having claims against the estate who are not known to the personal representative and whose names or addresses are not reasonably ascertainable must file all claims against the estate within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice. ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 22, 2011. Personal Representative: TAMMIE KELLEY 151 17th Street P.O. Box 401 Apalachicola, FL 32329 RACHEL CHESNUT Attorney for Personal Representative P.O. Box 501 Apalachicola, FL 32329 (850) 653-4611 Florida Bar No. 0048331 September 22, 29, 2011 35477T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA HANCOCK BANK, Plaintiff, VS. ANTHONY R. MARINO JR., AND CARRAWAY BAY PLANTATION HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. CASE NO. 09-000321-CA NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Franklin County, Florida, will on the 5th day of October, 2011, at the on the front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry, one by one, to the highest bidder for cash, the property located in Franklin County, Florida, as follows: Lot 66, Carraway Bay Plantation Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, pages 10-11, in the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 23, 2011, in the above-styled cause, pending in said Court. 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. Marcia M. Johnson, Clerk Clerk of Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk September 15, 22, 2011 35511T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CADENCE BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, VS. STEVEN R. MACCHIARELLA a/k/a STEVE R. MACCHIARELLA; ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation Defendants. CASE NO.: 2010 000046 CA NOTICE OF SALE COUNTS I & II 32 EAST GORRIE DRIVE NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in the above noted case that I will sell the following property in Franklin County, Florida, described as: Lot 46, in Block 10 East, of ST. GEORGE ISLAND GULF BEACHES UNIT NO. 1, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 7, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. At public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash at 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, at 11:00 a.m. on the 5th day of October, 2011. The highest bidder shall immediately post with the Clerk, a deposit equal to 5% of the final bid. The deposit must be cash or cashier’s check payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Final payment must be made on or before 11:00 a.m., the next business day after of the date of sale by cash or cashier’s check. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk Administration Office at Clerk of Court. If hearing impaired call (TDD) (800) 955-8771 or 800 955 877 (V) via Florida Relay Service. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. Dated: 25th day of August, 2011. Clerk of Courts By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk September 22, 29, 2011 35512T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CADENCE BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, VS. STEVEN R. MACCHIARELLA a/k/a STEVE R. MACCHIARELLA; ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation Defendants. CASE NO.: 2010 000046 CA NOTICE OF SALE COUNTS III & IV 1600 GUAVA TRAIL & 1408 BAYBERRY LANE NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in the above noted case that I will sell the following property in Franklin County, Florida, described as: Lot 30, PEBBLE BEACH VILLAGE, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 34 and 35, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, and Lot 3, SEA PALM VILLAGE, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 30 and 31, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. At public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash at 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, at 11:00 a.m. on the 5th day of October, 2011. The highest bidder shall immediately post with the Clerk, a deposit equal to 5% of the final bid. The deposit must be cash or cashier’s check payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Final payment must be made on or before 11:00 a.m., the next business day after of the date of sale by cash or cashier’s check. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk Administration Office at Clerk of Court. If hearing impaired call (TDD) (800) 955-8771 or 800 955 877 (V) via Florida Relay Service. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. Dated: 8th day of September, 2011. Clerk of Courts By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk September 22, 29, 2011 35537T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2009CA000101CA U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF GSR MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-AR4 Plaintiff. vs. STEPHEN S. FOSTER a/k/a STEPHEN F. FOSTER a/k/a STEPHEN FOSTER; MARILYN TOLENTINO a/k/a MARILYN M. TOLENTINO a/k/a MARILYN N. TOLENTINO a/k/a MARILYN J. TOLENTNO, et. al.; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 23, 2011, and entered in Case No. 09-CA-101, of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida. U.S. BANK, N.A. is Plaintiff and STEPHEN S. FOSTER a/k/a STEPHEN F. FOSTER a/k/a STEPHEN FOSTER; MARILYN TOLENTINO a/k/a MARILYN M. TOLENTINO a/k/a MARILYN N. TOLENTINO a/k/a MARILYN J. TOLENTNO, HIS WIFE; ROBERT TOLENTINO and; ____ TOLENTINO, unknown spouse of ROBERT TOLENTINO, if married; JANE DOE; JOHN DOE; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at ON THE FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE., AT 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 am., on the 12th day of October, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8 OF SEA PALM VILLAGE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE (S) 30, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. A 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 with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 12th day of September, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson As Clerk of the Court By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, 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 provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320, Phone No. (904)653-8861, Extension 106 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 10-10626 BOA September 22, 29, 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. Hedgehogs, 3 males, and 2 cages. For more information call (850) 670-4677 Wewahitchka AuctionThe Specialists of the South Presents a Fabulous Live & Internet AuctionSeptember 24, 2011, 9 AM CST Start, Preview/ Register at 8. Lake Alice Park Amphitheatre, Across the Street 149 Hwy 71 North, Wewa. Preview, Register & Bid Online www.specialists ofthesouth.com. Dick Adams, Auctioneer: AU3226, AB2366. As Is, Where Is, All Sales Final. Buyer’s Premium. Dealer’s Must Present 2011 Tax Certificate. Carabelle 135 Apalachee Street, 6 miles East of Carabelle in Gulf Terrace, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Moving Sale-Everything must go!!! GUN SHOWSept 24th & 25th Nat’l Peanut Fest. Bldg. 5622 US Hwy 231 S Dothan, Alabama OVER 275 TABLES Saturday 9-5pm Sunday 10-4pm Info: 334-279-9895 Food Svs/HospitalityWanted!!!Part time Night Auditor/Front Desk Responsible, mature, pleasant personality. Hotel bookeeping experience a plus. Apply in person at Gibson Inn team. 51 Avenue C HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESHiring part-time inspectors to inspect properties after they are cleaned. Weekend work required. Apply in person weekdays between 9am-5pm at 125 W Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island Install/Maint/Repair Part Time position available forGeneral Maint/Techposition for 32 Unit apt complex in Carabelle. Must have own tools and pass background & drug test. General knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, and electrical req. Painting a plus. Apply at 807 Grey Ave. #33, Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri. 8-5pm. Or call 697-2017 EOE/DFWP Medical/HealthLicensed HHA’s & CNA’sCaring 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#: 34176434 Text FL76434 to 56654 Full Service Turn Key restaurant for lease at Commerce Street and Avenue E in downtown Apalachicola. For more info call 850-653-8801 Text FL76714 to 56654 1 br, 1 bath w/balcony in downtown Apalachicola. $675 per month, plus electric. Includes satellite, internet, W/D on premises. Call 850653-8801 Text FL76714 to 56654 Apartment avail. Lanark Village, Can be a 1 or 2 br, with sunroom $450 month + $250 deposit (850) 509-2460 Eastpoint ApartmentsAccepting applications for 1, 2 & 3 bedroom handicap and non-handicap units. Rental assistance is available to qualified applicants. 45 Begonia Street, Eastpoint, FL 32328. Call (850) 670-4024, TDD/TTY 711. “This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer” Publisher’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. St. George Island $160 wk, Electric, Satellite, Garbage incl. pool tble. 12’X65’ deck w/Beautiful view 850-653-5114 Apalachicola Condo. 2 br, 2 bath, with newer paint, tile, carpet $825 month. *Ref Checked* Quint 865-693-3232 Lanark Village Carlton St. #5, 1 Br 1 Ba, All Tile, Walk-in Closet, Landlord pays Electric and Water, $525 month + $300 deposit. Call 850-728-5219 or 864-356-5949 1 or 3 BRCH/A in Apalachicola, FL. 850-643-7740. 2 br, 1 bath house on St George Island. $650 month. 229-824-7493 or 229-942-0329 Text FL77072 to 56654 Lanark Village 3 br, 2 ba, house, screened porch, view of gulf, $650 month lease. 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Local A16 | The Times Thursday, September 22, 2011 days. Jobs will be lost, and assets will be moved out of the county or will be sitting idle. Venable said a property tax in crease creates a real difcult position for the property owners and the pri vate sector and people in general here. I would hope you would have enough conscience and backbone to do what ever is necessary as the elected lead ers to not have to raise the taxes. Thank you Miss Jackel for having the backbone to not vote for that in crease, because the majority will rule and I can only say that Mr. Obama will be jealous, Venable said. He wants to raise taxes, too, but he has a Con gress (in his way). How can we have a Congress in Franklin County that will keep our county commissioners more in check so that we the taxpaying pub lic dont have to continually endure this increase due to an unwillingness to control spending? The commissioners also heard from Gerald Edwards and Robert Mc Millan, both of whom spoke against the millage hike. I have not built a commercial building in two years. Thank goodness I have some investments that keep me going, Edwards said. You fellows are asking for an increase in revenue, which I really cant understand in this environment. I know who not to vote for next year. McMillan urged commissioners to gure out a way to hold things at for the coming year because incomes are at. I get a pension from the Army and its at, and I get Social Security and its also at. Sanders asked Erin Grifth to read a list of the many taking authorities who contributed to tax bills. Grifth said the primary reason the millage was being raised was be cause last year, commissioners pulled $500,000 from capital outlay funds and used it as one-time revenue offsetting current expenditures. Its not that were spending more, we just dont have that $500,000 com ing in this year, she said. Sanders also said between a man dated 3 percent contribution to state retirement and a 1 percent cutback in annual salary, county commissioners would be seeing a 4 percent pay cut. I just wanted to make that clear, that everybodys taking a hit, she said, Jackel made an attempt to lower the ad valorem taxes by $80,000, which was the equivalent of the 3 percent amount that county workers had to pay out of their own paychecks to wards retirement in the last quarter of 2010-11. Jackel said the county had asked for all departments to return those funds at the end of the year, because that money remained unspent in their budgets. It was budgeted for personnel costs, but they dont have that per sonnel expense, she said. We asked for that money back, not to be spent. That 3 percent was a windfall for every constitutional ofce and for the county side, unexpected money that was go ing to be left on top of their budgets. It is a windfall, and it should be a wind fall to the county, and Id like to see the taxes reect that. In seconding the motion, Putnal asked that another $20,000 be taken out of reserves so taxes could be low ered by $100,000. Sheriff Skip Shiver, whose budget represents about half the ad valorem tax proceeds, told commissioners he would return to the county whatever he had left over at the end of the scal year. But because of other unforeseen costs, such as that of inmate medical care, he could not guarantee that the entire 3 percent would be returned. After Grifth had a chance to gauge the effect on the millage rate, which would have lowered it by less than 0.05 mills, the commissioners decided not to alter the proposed tax rate. 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! 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Bus. 98 872-0008 Free Delivery for Bay County Visit our website: furnitureoutletpc.com Matching all competitors prices. Guaranteed WALTER SMITH announces at unchanged. The total take of crabs increased from 198,913 pounds, valued at $414,031, to 288,289 pounds, with a lesser value of $396,232. The crops value was less because fewer softshell crabs were harvested, which, pound per pound, have about four times the value of hard shell crabs. Mahan said he believed the reduced harvest was the result of normal uctu ations in population size. As Mahan pointed out, oysters accounted for the single biggest drop in prod uct amount and value. In 2009, oystermen made al most 40,000 trips and har vested about 2.69 million pounds of oysters, valued at $6.58 million. In 2010, oyster harvesters made just over 30,000 trips and harvested about 1.81 mil lion pounds of product val ued at $5.3 million, a reduc tion of almost $1.3 million. Mahan said he believes the reduction was because of the availability of BP subsidies to seafood work ers. Many oystermen and various seafood workers were also employed with BPs Vessel of Opportunity program, which meant they were not available to harvest seafood. Some offshore nsh harvests took a hit, too. Though the red snapper harvest of 135,114 pounds more than doubled over the previous year, the take of red grouper, 79,682 pounds, was down more than 60 percent from 2009. The value of the 2010 har vest was a little under $500,000, compared to $1.17 million the previous year. The harvest of gag grouper was down by about 60 percent. The take of golden tilesh fell from about 72,000 ponds in 2009 to 17,000 in 2010, and the take of swordsh, 8,492, was down about 80 per cent. Mahan said he believes the reduction in offshore nsh harvest is a result of some sheries being closed because the oil spill, as well as the availability of BP money as compen sation for loss and through the Vessel of Opportunity program. Though the overall take of shrimp, 614,030 pounds valued at $1.2 million, is down only about 5 percent, the take of brown shrimp dropped from more than 193,000 pounds in 2009 to about 62,000 pounds in 2010, with shrimpers mak ing only 64 trips as opposed to 171. White shrimp made up much of the differ ence, increasing to 318,000 pounds harvested com pared to 273,000 in 2009. An interesting change to the Franklin County shery in 2010 was the emergence of a sponge in dustry for the rst time in decades, as 3,241 pounds of sponge were harvested with a value of $5,672. HARVEST from page A1 COUNTY from page A1