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Title: The Apalachicola times
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: H.W. Johnston
Place of Publication: Apalachicola Fla
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Publication Date: 10-13-2011
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1885.
General Note: Description based on: New ser. vol. 15, no. 14 (July 14, 1900).
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xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COMP 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 Butler to chair GCSC trustees By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer On Oct. 4, Denise Butler was honored with a reception for her new appointment as chairman of the Board of Trustees of Gulf Coast State College (GCSC). The reception, which took place at Water Street Hotel, was hosted by James Harris Jr., a director on the Foundation Board for GCSC.; Brenda Galloway, director of GCSC Gulf/Franklin Center; Nina Marks, superintendent of schools for Franklin County; and banker Donnie Gay. In a short speech given at the reception, Butler said, Gulf Coast State College is an economic en gine for the entire region. She called her election as chair the honor of a lifetime. Speaking of her fellow edu cators she said, We are very blessed in our community to have the hearts of teachers running the schools. Gulf Coast State College Pres ident Jim Kerley also spoke at the reception. I knew she was ready, and I was hoping shed be the board chair, Kerley said. Gulf Coast State College is all about workforce, jobs and making the community a Evergreen in our memories By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer Seven-acre Evergreen Ceme tery is the largest East End burial site. Located in Carrabelle, it con tains more than 640 graves dating from 1881. The land was donated to the city by the Gray family, many of whom are buried in the oldest section. Many prominent Carrabelle citizens rest in Evergreen includ ing Julia Mae Putnal, owner of the famous Julia Maes Restaurant; William Ira Mattair, the rst mate of the steamboat Tarpon who lost his life when the ship sank in 1937; and beloved midwife Tillie Miller. Also buried here are veterans from Vietnam, the rst and sec ond World Wars, the Korean War, the Civil War, the Spanish Ameri can War and the Indian Wars. There are immigrants from Greece, Italy, Spain, Norway, Scotland and Sweden. In 2008, Arne Larson of Sweden traced his grandfather to Ever green after years of searching and placed a new tombstone on his grave in a ceremony attended by members of the extended family. There are a number of beauti ful and historic markers in Ever green featuring poetry and repre sentations of nautical objects like anchors and lighthouses, musical instruments and, on one grave, a sheriffs badge. Many of the graves are also decorated with seashells and coral. Evergreen is more homey than spooky with a well tended garden at the Millender plot near the cen ter. Many of the plots are carefully decorated, and some have chairs Apalachicola Historical Inn to be auctioned Oct. 20 Special to The Times Long rumored to be the site of the expansion of CVS pharmacy, the Apalachicola Historical Inn, a bed-andbreakfast at U.S. 98 and 12th Street in Apalachicola, will be up for auction on Oct. 20. Jason Hayes, project manager for the National Auction Group, said the inn, which had received no tak ers at an asking price of a half-million dollars, offers a tranquil haven to relax and watch the world go by with its extensive porches and lush tropical landscap ing. We had people calling and interested in doing (a bed-and-breakfast), he said. Hopefully someone will step in and buy it. The inn is among a vari ety of properties in coastal Alabama and the Florida Panhandle to be sold at a bank-ordered auction on Oct. 18 and 20. The proper ties range from a three-sto ry ofce building to a tennis club complex to numerous waterfront homes and con dominiums. Many of the properties will be sold ab solute, meaning regardless of price. The event will be conducted by The National Auction Group of Gads den, Ala., a team of trained specialists in marketing of high-end properties. The Alabama properties will be sold at auction at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Wharf Convention Center at 4550 Main St. in Orange Beach. The Alabama sales ofce is at 1544 West Sec ond St. in Gulf Shores. The Florida properties will be offered on Oct. 20 at the Palms Conference LOIS SWO B O D A | The Times From left are Dr. Jim Kerley, Brenda Galloway, James Harris, Denise Butler, Donnie Gay and Nina Marks. See BUTLER A5J ASO N HA Y ES | Special to The Times The Apalachicola Historical Inn will be auctioned Oct. 20. ETERNITY AT EAST END: P AR T II See EVERGREEN A3 See AUCTION A5 Thursday, October 13, 2011 V OL 126 I SS UE 24 P HOTOS BY LOIS SWO B O D A | The TimesLEFT : Hughey Jones memorial is one of many adorned with nautical symbols. CENTER: The nal resting place of beloved Carrabelle midwife Tillie Miller. RIGHT : A cypress marker. BELOW: Cecil Millenders garden recently sparked an upsurge of interest in Evergreen Cemetery. The road running through the graveyard was renamed in his honor by the city commission last year. Sexual predator caught in Louisiana Florida Freedom NewspapersEASTPOI N T Norman Bill Williams was cap tured at the Grifn Station Marina in LaFourche Par ish, La., on Monday, the U.S Marshals Service wrote in a news release. Williams, a Florida pris on inmate, was re leased into the woods near East point on Sept. 24 and quickly dis appeared. Because he was a sexual predator who had been shunned by his family, Williams had no place else he could legally stay. Proba tion ofcials placed a track er on Williams leg and told him to remain in the woods. However, he quickly re moved the tracker and ed the area, ofcials said. According to court docu ments. Williams spent a big chunk of his adulthood in state prison, rst beginning in 1985 and running through 1993, with fewer than two years free during that time. He has been convicted of grand theft, burglary of an occupied dwelling, escape, aggravated assault with a weapon and armed bur glary. The crime that led NORMAN WILLIAMS See PREDATOR A5 Giant snails invade, A8 Third annual Florida Black Bear Festival This family-oriented festival is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sands Park in Carrabelle. There will be presentations by bear biologists; guided tours of the Apalachicola National Forest; a childrens area; live music; and vendors. Bear education displays will be showcased along with examples of bear-resistant garbage cans, electric fencing and traps. For more information, contact Allen Loyd at allenloyd@earthlink.net or call 727-823-3888.Wine and Chocolate Extravaganza Trinity Episcopal Church in Apalachicola will host a wine and chocolate tasting on Friday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. The price of admission is one bottle of wine for tasting. There will also be an auction of special wines and chocolate desserts plus other select items. Proceeds will be used to purchase Thanksgiving turkeys for Franklins Promise and renovations to Trinitys newly acquired building on Fifth Street. There will also be cheese for those who do not eat chocolate. Donations are gratefully accepted. For information, call 6533923. Bingo for the Bus Mark your calendar for Oct. 26, the season opener for Bingo for the Bus at Chillas Hall, 156-A Heffernan Drive, Lanark Village. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Three tickets for $2. Proceeds go towards buying a new bus for Lanark Village. For information call 697-8872.Carrabelle Lions Club golf tourney Oct. 15 On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Carrabelle Lions Club will hold their second annual tournament at St. James Bay Golf Resort to benet the hearing and vision-impaired. Shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $100 per player; four-player teams with an 18-hole Florida scramble. A silent auction and banquet will follow the tourney. Cost of the banquet is $25. For more information, call 697-9507. Download a registration form at www. stjamesbay.com. Items for the silent auction are still being accepted. Opinion ............ A4 Society ............ A6 Faith .............. A7 Outdoors ........... A8 Sports ............. A9 Tide Chart ......... A10 Classieds ...... A12-A13

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Local A2 | The Times Thursday, October 13, 2011 Youre Invited to the Grand Opening of... District Satellite Ofce 58 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL Thursday, October 13 th 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Food (low country boil, oysters and more) and beverages will be served. GRAND OPENING Your Office! Bill Montford Forida Senate District 6 Special to the Times Good news was shared last week from United Way of the Big Bends Franklin County commu nity-investment process as funds were distributed to 14 human-ser vice agencies in the county, as well as relief funds from the United Way Gulf Recovery Fund. A group of knowledgeable Franklin volunteers spent numer ous hours at Centennial Bank in Apalachicola to ensure the $35,670 was allocated in a fair and unbi ased manner so that these select agencies can provide services for local people in need throughout the year. The Franklin County Agencies, their telephone numbers, types of services they offer, and allocation dollar amounts are as follows: 2-1-1 Big Bend (211), 24-hour crisis, suicide and HIV/AIDS hot line, $500 The Alzheimers Project (3862778), Full range of resource ser vices including counseling, refer ral and support groups, $1,500 Americas Second Harvest of the Big Bend (562-3033), Provides surplus food to the needy through nonprot agencies, $4,000 American Red Cross, Capital Area Chapter (878-6080), Disas ter, safety, emergency, volunteer, youth, military services, $3,000 Big Bend Cares (656-2437), Provides education and compre hensive support to people infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS, $1,000 Big Bend Hospice (878-5310), Patient/family hospice care and bereavement, $3,000 Boy Scouts of America, Su wannee River Area Council (5764146), Youth leadership develop ment and prevention programs, $1,000 Capital Area Community Ac tion Agency (653-8057), Primary advocacy and support agency to help low-income residents with crisis needs, and the skills and resources for nancial indepen dence, $5,004 Capital City Youth Services (576-6000), Provides counseling, shelter and support services to children, youth and their families residing in Leon and the surround ing seven counties, $2,000 Fellowship of Christian Ath letes (383-1144), Serves middle and high school students and aims to teach honesty, respect for author ity, racial harmony, selessness, sexual responsibility, and sub stance abuse prevention, $1,000 Franklins Promise Coalition (653-3930), Provides a food pantry and other human care services to the needy, $9,068 Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle (800-876-9704), Camps, inner city program and other programs to encourage healthy lifestyles, $1,000 Legal Services of North Flor ida (385-5007), Legal assistance and counsel for low-income per sons, $1,500 Refuge House (653-3313), As sistance for victims of domestic and sexual violence, safe shelter and 24-hour crisis hotline, $2,000 The Franklin County Commu nity Investment Team included Rose McCoy, Ginny Griner, Betty Webb and Danny Gay. The teams agency review process has sever al components, including having currently-funded and new agen cies submit an application. This is comprised of a description of pro grams offered to clients, numbers of clients served in the county, how the lives of local clients change for the better because of their pro grams, budget information on the agency, and a list of the board of directors. The team also studies their budgets and hears testimo nials from clients and/or agency volunteers. Upon completion, they determine which agencies and how much will be funded for that particular year. As an important part of United Way of the Big Bend, the Franklin County allocation process is a suc cess because local citizens unite for the common good of those in need, said Donnie Gay, Franklin County Community Investment team member. Another important announce ment was made at the Apalachic ola Bay Chamber of Commerce luncheon Oct. 5. In response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, CNN hosted a star-studded telethon on Larry King Live in late June 2010 to raise money for the people, animals, and environment of the Gulf Coast. The two-hour CNN show raised $1.3 million with proceeds benet ing three charities deeply involved in emergency assistance efforts: United Way (people), National Wildlife Federation (animals) and The Nature Conservancy (envi ronment). United Ways portion of the proceeds totaled $425,000 for the United Way Gulf Recovery Fund, an emergency fund created by the leadership of United Way for the Greater New Orleans Area and supported by United Ways along the Gulf from Louisiana to Florida. A regional allocations board worked with community partners to assess the ongoing and unmet needs of the people impacted by the oil spill and to facilitate the distribution of funds. The $425,000 was distributed to four Gulf States including Alabama, Florida, Loui siana and Mississippi. Floridas $107,355 was distributed between six coastal United Ways, includ ing Franklin and Wakulla counties of the Big Bend. Franklin County received $13,152. The United Way Gulf Recovery Fund was established to provide emergency assistance, as well as support for long-term recovery ef forts to rebuild lives. It addresses educational, nancial and healthrelated challenges. Thousands found their lives and livelihoods impacted by the Gulf Coast oil spill. The economic ripple effect reached far beyond the shing, hospitality and tourism indus tries. Families have received assis tance through the recovery fund to help with food, clothing, utility assistance, rent and mortgage re lief, and access to health and men tal-health care. For more information about be coming a UWBB volunteer or the agencies funded in this process, please call Heather Mitchell at 414-0855 or Arnold McKay at 4888168, or visit UWBB online at www. uwbb.org. United Way helps fund 14 agencies ARTISTS DISCOVER AP ALACHICOLA Sandy Yarborough and Sue Catchings, both of Nashville, painted with Lori Putnam, right, on Friday afternoon. In the background is Eunice Kern of Clarksville, Tenn. A group of 18 painters from across the south gathered at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and the Arts to study Plein Air painting techniques with Putnam a nationally acclaimed artist Friday, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Oct. 9. Leslie Collins, visiting from Nashville, said this was her rst trip to Franklin County. Its just beautiful, she said.LO IS SW O B OD A | The Times Special to The Times A new fam ily practice clinic is scheduled opened Monday in Carra belle. Dr. Lionel Catlin serves as medical director and fam ily practice physi cian at the Phoenix Family Health Care Center, 1581 West U.S. Highway 98. The Phoenix is a full service center providing general primary medical care for the entire family, from pediatrics to adult/ge riatrics six days of the week: Monday through Saturday, with evening hours Wednesday and Thursday. Emergency is sues are also ser viced with no ap pointment neces sary. The practice accepts most insurance companies, Medicaid, Medicare, cash, check and credit card. No insurance? Call, or visit the ofce or website, for the ofce policy and in formation about our Slide Scale Phoenix Reduced Fee Program. Phoenix offers a range of free health education services including but not limited to topics such as di abetes education and man agement, hypertension, nutrition, weight loss, smok ing cessation, parenthood, teen issues and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Call 697-3420 to schedule an appointment. For hours of operation and more informa tion, visit www.Phoenixfam ily HealthCareCenter.com. or www.Phoenix FHCC. com. Dr. Catlin opens family practice in Carrabelle DR. LIONEL CATLIN

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Local The Times | A3 Thursday, October 13, 2011 SOMETHING NEW FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY YOUTH CO-ED BASKETBALL FOR AGES 7 THRU 12 VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO COACH THE FOLLOWING: TEENY MITES (7 8) TINY MITES (9-10) PEE WEE (11-12) IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HELPING MAKE THIS A SUCCESS FOR OUR YOUTH CONTACT FRANKLIN COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION (850) 653-8277 T h e i d e a l w a y t o m a k e s o m e t h i n g T h e a b i l i t y t o c o m m u n i c a t e t o y o u r y o u n g p e o p l e w i l l Y o u C i t i z e n s o f F r a n k l i n C o u n t y a r e t h e o n e s w h o c a n h e l p m a k e a d i f f e r e n c e T o g e t h e r w e h a v e a v i s i o n s o n o w l e t s h e l p m a k e i t h a p p e n h a p p e n i s g e t i n v o l v e d d e t e r m i n e y o u r s u c c e s s G E T I N V O L V E D s o n o w l e t s b e c o m e a t e a m a n d Calling All Beginner Artists! Painting Classes specially designed for new painters using the tried and true technique of One Stroke Painting. Classes are $35.00, 3 hours, and include all materials; as well as a starter set of brushes to keep. Glynis Holcombe OSCI (One Stroke Certied Instructor) www.pieceocape.com 850-229-1185 or benches for visitors. One prominent resident is buried with a beloved cat, Fluffy. Pirate ghost Carrabelle seems to be a remark ably unhaunted town. So far, I have been unable to nd a single Carra belle ghost story. I did, however, nd a story about a pirate ghost in the swamp north of town. The apparition takes the form of a red-headed man with a full beard dressed in a buckskin vest and car rying a sword. He is said to have been guarding two bags of South American jewels since about 1750. In the old days, valuables were shipped from New Orleans back to England, and pirates laid in wait for the ships along the Gulf Coast. Our villain, lets call him Red Beard, was said to be a particularly nasty character who didnt hesitate to murder the crew of ships he at tacked and was known to turn on his own men and slaughter them to in crease his share of the loot. Finally, the other pirates turned on him, murdered his crew and drove Red Beard into Tates Hell carrying two bags of jewels he had plundered. He never re-emerged, and no body ever learned his fate. Over the years, people hunting in the swamp have encountered the pi rate in Franklin, Wakulla and Taylor counties. He is said to appear near a small stand of cypress where his treasure is hidden. According to 1960s editions of the Apalachicola Times, around 1920, an elderly man suffering from demen tia wandered into the swamp, and a huge search party formed. Search ers found his handkerchief and foot prints. They penetrated deeper into the swamp. One man, who had set out on his own, located the elder in the company of another person. The old mans companion had a shock of red hair and was dressed in peculiar clothing. The searcher called and waved as he approached the pair, and he later reported that the red head seemed to drift in and out of his sight. When the searcher reached his quarry, the second man was gone. He asked the old man, Who were you talking to? The old man replied he couldnt remember the fellows name but said he had been threatened by a sword during the encounter. If you have a Carrabelle ghost story, please share it with our read ers. Contact Lois Swoboda at 6531819. Once upon a time, there was a beautiful graveyard near the end of Carrabelles Third Street. Where did it go? Find out next week. Thats another story. EVERGREEN from page A1 LOIS SWOBODA | The Times William Tuttles tombstone features a photograph of him in his doughboys uniform. Special to The Times Florida has a long history of maritime activities. And thanks to the work of Key Largo High School student Kieran Magrane and his fa ther, visitors to the Florida Keys can experience many of the artifacts salvaged over the past decades without even getting their feet wet. Kieran and his dad spent 135 hours over a 12-month period documenting and pho tographing 160 anchors and cannons that are displayed along a 200-mile stretch of U.S. 1. The artifacts were discovered as far south as the Dry Tortugas and as far north as Ocean Reef in the upper Keys. Many of the artifacts were found in front of high way businesses such as res taurants and gas stations where, in the 1950s and 60s, it was popular to showcase them for visitors and tour ists to see. Sixty-three anchors and 77 cannons were among the artifacts that might other wise eventually decay and disappear if not for the ac tions taken by Magrane. Now documented by loca tion, these memorabilia will be preserved by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanc tuary. Student, father map anchors in the Keys

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Opinion A4 | The Times Thursday, October 13, 2011 USPS 027-600 Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 VP/Publisher: Karen Hanes Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Apalachicola Times P.O. Box 820 Apalachicola, FL 32329 Phone 850-653-8868 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT APALACHICOLA, FL 32329 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 Formerly The Apalachicola Times By Mel Kelly Special to the Times Friendship is a very special gift, given from one to another. Sometimes it is offered as an outstretched hand, a phone call, silent companionship or a casserole during times of crisis. It can be delivered with the loan of an auto, the offer of a spare bedroom, an organ donation or even a shing boat complete with tackle. Sometimes it can be outright nancial or material gifts. Usually we know the friend and are able to acknowledge with a Thank You for the connection we have, and the gesture made. Whether it is the courtesy of attention or a service, an actual physical gift or just welldeserved appreciation, hopefully we offer a genuine, honest Thank you to the giver. But how often have you been given the ippant No problem! response when you thanked someone? Your sincere gesture deserves the courtesy of real acknowledgement with a personalized Youre welcome in return, not that recently adopted, but unsatisfactorily impersonal, automatic retort. Gratitude cant really be taught to children or adults alike. We can try to encourage our children to write proper thank you notes to grandparents or family for birthday or Christmas remembrances, but we may only be teaching them to act grateful, rather than helping them to understand the meaning of real gratitude. That is a value or reality that truly must come from within. But, sometimes things are done for us as gifts, or gestures of caring, and we were never meant to know the giver. Sometimes, one person has the ability and the wherewithal to make the lives of others better or more fun or even more important through the generosity of a special donation, given anonymously but still deserving of note and appreciation. Some donors chose not to demand, or to expect their name placed on the faade of a new building, or to be commemorated on a bronze plaque. More than a few work quietly behind the scenes of an effort, or a community or a project in order to make a good difference for the rest. There are gifts given to us all that might never be properly credited, as the donor requested. A bouquet of owers at a memorial, a bag of replacement toys, a gold coin in the Salvation Army Christmas kettle, scholarships and warm scarves knitted by nameless volunteers, household goods for a re-ravaged home and canned food collected for the holiday homeless or needy are deliberately anonymous. In todays conicted political world, contributions from givers who remain shrouded in mystery and anonymity have been proven to inuence legislation and elections. Foundations, corporations, groups with highsounding historic or purpose-driven names may use monies donated behind-the-scenes to advertise and motivate listeners/viewers to the results sought by the donors. The giver often gets the desired result without needing or wanting to be identied as the source of the public inuence. For other donors, it is a seless end that drives their generosity. Whether made in private or public, it is often the pleasure of that ability to give to make a difference in lives that drives such caring. That kind of person died in Carrabelle this weekend. The generosity that was manifested toward causes and efforts was anonymous, as was wished, but had great impact. Monies were given for Toys for Tots, a youth shing tournament, and reworks funds. Lives were changed for the better with those gifts. Even though seemingly a non-traditional citizen, the donor was a real friend to many who never knew the name. Gratitude was not wanted, nor expected, but was well-deserved. We have lost a friend we didnt even know we had! Mel Kelly is a frequent contributor to the Apalachicola and Carrabelle Times. A true friend, of anonymous generosity THOUGHTS FOR THE TIMES Mel Kelly Special to the Times State Representative Leonard Bembry is proud to announce that Governor Rick Scott held a ceremonial bill signing for three of his sponsored bills from the 2011 session. House Bill 421 claries and preserves the exemptions farmers have historically had for bona de agricultural practices. It also allows use of agriculture lands for agriculture purposes without unnecessary environmental resource permitting requirements when bona de agricultural practices are being carried out on the farms. When we have to spend limited funds for permits to be able to farm we have a real problem in Florida agriculture, said Bembry. Farmers must still qualify for the exemption, just as they have in the past. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has the nal word in determining whether the exemption applies to a particular agriculture practice or land owner. This legislation is for farmers, not developers. Landowners must show agriculture activity has occurred on the property for four of the past seven years in order to comply with the requirements of the bill and avoid additional permitting. The primary purpose of this bill is to assist farmers in being able to continue to farm and complete farm activities on agriculture land. We need to do everything we possibly can to protect Florida agriculture and our rights as farmers, to farm our lands and provide for our families, said Bembry. House Bill 1037 allows Florida seniors the opportunity to contract for Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) services while still remaining in their home. Because of the slow economy, seniors are not able to sell their homes at a reasonable value to support their lifestyle in the future. Some seniors may want to live in their homes longer and this legislation will allow them to do so by providing supportive services. If this legislation had been in place before my mom entered a nursing home, we could have taken care of her longer at home. This would have given me and my family peace of mind knowing she was being properly cared for, said Bembry. Continuing care at-home (CCAH) will allow seniors that reside outside the community future access to shelter, nursing care, or personal services at the CCRC until they sell their home or decide to move. The legislation is pro-seniors, pro-jobs, and will give seniors the ability to plan for their future, said Bembry. I feel like its a very positive piece of legislation for seniors that has the potential to add jobs to Florida. House Bill 95 (HB 95) allows parents of fallen military veterans, as well as surviving spouses and parents of fallen law enforcement ofcers and reghters, to join a select group of people eligible to receive lifetime free entry to Florida State Parks. HB 95 builds on legislation Bembry passed last year that made state park passes available to surviving spouses of deceased members of the United States Armed Forces, National Guard, or reserves who have fallen in combat. I believe this is a thoughtful way for a grateful state to thank those who have sacriced so much for our nation. The favorable consideration of this deserved legislation is the least we could do, said Bembry.PHO T O COUR T ESY OF R E P BEM B RYS OFFICE State Rep. Leonard Bembry, left, with Gov. Rick Scott. Gov. Scott signs 3 Bembry bills By Van Johnson Special to The Times The following is the inaugural address, delivered by Apalachicola Mayor Van W. Johnson, Sr. on Oct. 4, on the occasion of beginning his second term. Tonight I stand before you a humbled and grateful man. Humbled by the opportunity you once again entrusted in me to lead this great city and grateful for the many lessons learned over the last four year. The greatest of which was realizing that apart from our many differences we care deeply about Apalachicola. Its the one thing that we all have in common, and its the very essence upon which I will build the second term of my administration. Now more than ever, we are challenged to come together and to rededicate ourselves to doing whats good, necessary and right for Apalachicola. Utilizing what we have in common, we can build working relationships that foster a spirit of harmony and cooperation that will begin at city hall and spread throughout the community. Tonight, I will begin that process by reaching out to those who didnt support my bid for reelection. As your mayor, I want to create opportunities for you to become more involved in the work of the city, so that you too can share in the rewards of living in Apalachicola. To our families and homeowners, to make Apalachicola an affordable community I will continue to support a budget that will not only lower the tax burden and maintain critical services, but also looks out for our employees who are an essential component to running this city. And to our employees, who are often the rst called, but the last recognized. I want to thank you for working with us to make Apalachicola a livable community. As public servants, there is no greater calling than to serve your fellow man. To the business community, please understand that Division and Discord are best friends of Failure. We have been handed the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, because of this, we must own the opportunity to keep what works and change what doesnt. Yes, we can disagree on the specics, but if we fail to cooperate, than we fail to succeed. To the distinguished members of the Apalachicola Board of City Commissioners, the residents of this community did not choose these tough economic times, but they did choose our leadership to help get them through it. Over the last four years by working together we were able to accomplish so much with so little, to the point where others now see Apalachicola as an example of progress. As the elected leadership of this great city, Im asking that you join me in continuing our relationship of mutual respect, trust and progress. Moving forward we need to renew our urgency and commitment toward economic development. We need to foster more collaboration between the business community, local organizations and churches to create and sustain jobs. We need to work diligently toward building up our tourism infrastructure by developing and protecting our city plan and historic squares. We need to continue working toward enhancing our seafood industrys viability for the future and to encourage local cottage industries to help diversify our economy. And lastly, we need to increase the attractiveness of our city as a retirement destination while enhancing recreational opportunities for the youth of our community. As you can see, theres a lot of work to be done and were going to need everyone on board to make it happen. To move us in that direction, tonight I will ask that our Seat 1 City Commissioner Mitchell Bartley oversee the department of public works, including the new wastewater reclamation system. And that our Seat 2 City Commissioner Jimmy Elliott, head the department of streets, parks and docks, including Project Impact, the Youth Center and all of our recreational and youth after-school interests. To Frank Cook, our Seat 3 city commissioner, I ask that you serve as the next mayor pro tem and to continue in your role as the commissioner in charge of re protection, health, and sanitation and to continue to serve on the Tourist Development Council to move the TDC in directing more funds directly to the city of Apalachicola to promote the city. And to our Seat 4 City Commissioner Brenda Ash, Im asking that you continue to serve as commissioner over nance and revenue and to serve as co-chair on an expanded and refocused Strategic Planning Committee to aggressively pursue the goals of this administration, which include revenue enhancement, economic development and job creation. To our city administrator, Betty Taylor-Webb, I thank you and respect your 30-plus years of dedication and tireless efforts to solving the citys toughest problems. Through the years the residents of this community have greatly beneted from programs and projects that you alone implemented, one of which is the stated Strategic Planning Committee made up of the chairperson from each of our appointed boards and tasked with developing a ve-year management plan for the city. Moving forward, I ask that you co-chair the expanded role of this committee together with Commissioner Ash. Apalachicola really is a wonderful city in which to live, work and play so as we close a chapter in the politics of our community. Let us begin anew, working in a spirit of harmony and cooperation where we can dream, hope and plan for a brighter future together. May God Bless Apalachicola, and May God Bless this administration! Thank you. Let us begin anew, working in harmony LETTER TO THE EDITOR My wife and I knew nothing about a Biomass project being planned for Port St. Joe until late August when we received a mailing from the Gulf Citizens for Clean Renewable Energy. At that point, we got involved with this concerned group, and tried to alert the citizens of PSJ of the dangers of an incinerator such as this. We were astounded to learn from many of these citizens that they knew nothing of a BioMass incinerator either. We thought we could simply put out signs telling them of the dangers of pollution from an incinerator, but in addition, we had to educate them on what it was and that it was being planned for our city, because of the lack of citywide notication or town hall meetings. A few days later on Aug. 30, the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) members sold out the city of Port St. Joe, by approving the development order for the Biomass Energy Incinerator and sending it on for a nal decision to the city commissioners. There would have been more people at the PDRB public hearing but it was held at 4 p.m. when most working people could not attend. It seemed city leaders did not want many people there that could speak out against the Biomass incinerator. The city commissioners tried to fast track the Biomass issue by having it on their agenda for Sept. 6, a week after the PDRB vote so as to not give the opposition time to get the word out. But, that was delayed. Again, the city commissioners sold out their own citizens by voting at this public hearing to approve the development order sent from the PDRB. At this particular meeting, due to organized efforts of many concerned individuals and groups, the majority that attended the meeting were opposed to and spoke up against this dirty polluting incinerator. The city commissioners and the PDRB should be ashamed of themselves for already having made up their minds to approve this project, trying to ram it down the throats of the citizens, and pretending to listen to their opinions. You will think back on this and remember how your city leaders sold you out. But, it will be too late! Dave Dorris Port St. Joe PSJ sold out by city leaders in Biomass project MA YOR V AN W. JOHNSON

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Local The Times | A5 Thursday, October 13, 2011 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 THIS PROJEC T RECEIVED FINANCIAL ASSIS T ANCE FROM VISI T FLORIDA www.BlastontheBay.com P AR T IAL FUNDING FOR T HIS EVEN T PROVIDED BY T HE GULF COUN T Y T OURISM DEVELOPMEN T C OUNCIL ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS FOR CALL 850-370-6090 Special to the Times Apalachicolas Kristin Anderson will join two other distinguished North Florida artists next month as 2011 Celebrity Guest Artists at the Chipola Arts Centers Sunday After noon with the Arts. Spend an afternoon with the arts from 1-5 p.m. Nov. 6 at the center, 3056 College St. in Marianna. The seventh annual Sunday Af ternoon with the Arts is organized by The Artists Guild of Northwest Florida in partnership with the Chipola Regional Arts Association and Chipola College. Visitors will enjoy a once-in-a-life time opportunity to meet Anderson, as well as Dean Mitchell and Mi chael Harrell. Anderson works with sterling sil ver, 18K gold, vitreous enamel, and precious and semi-precious stones. She earned a bachelor of arts in painting at Portland State College and a masters in ne art at the Uni versity of Wisconsin. Her extensive career includes teaching silver smithing and working as an enam elist at David Andersen A/S in Oslo, Norway. Her passion for metal art is re ected in her work, which has been accepted by numerous juried exhi bitions and publications since 1970. Most recently, her work was exhib ited in the Inaugural Arts Exhibition of the Florida Museum for Women Artists in Deland and the San Diego Enamel Guild Juried Enamel 2009 Exhibition titled Radiance. The greatest compliment that my work has ever received was from a professional archeologist. He picked up one of my works and said, Wow! Someday, when someone digs this up, it will become a national treasure, said Anderson, who owns Long Dream Gallery in Apalachico la. Mitchell is well known for his g urative works, landscapes and still life. In addition to watercolors, he is accomplished in other mediums, including egg temperas, oils and pastels. Harrell received his bachelor of ne arts in graphic design from the University of Georgia. Following graduation, he was a freelance il lustrator for MasterCard, American Express and Paramount Pictures and exhibited with the Society of Il lustrators at the Museum of Ameri can Illustration in New York. His paintings also have been the sub ject of feature articles in American Artist Watercolor Magazine, Artists Sketchbook and The Artists Maga zine. These award winning artists are joining more than 50 regional artists and authors at the recep tion. An amazing range of work will be on display including sculpture, paintings, drawings, wood carvings, books and photography. Artists from throughout the Panhandle of Florida and Alabama are participating in the exhibit. Interactive art activities for chil dren of all ages will be provided by Debi Pelc Menacof, Outside the Lines Art Studio, and her volunteers. Kids will learn how create small pinch pots, drawings and paintings. As always, music will be a special part of this years exhibit as Ele gant Strings from Panama City will open the reception. Door prizes for adults and chil dren will be given away throughout the afternoon. The grand door prize drawing for a framed print donated by John Brewers Studio will be held at the end of the day. The audience will be able to get in on the fun as they select their fa vorite work in the Peoples Choice Awards. Winning artists will receive a monetary award. Peoples Choice Awards will be announced after 4 p.m. better place, and Denise is a part of that. Butler is the rst chair man from Franklin County and only the second from outside of Bay County. She is also the second woman to serve as chairman. Butler was born in Mi ami, attended Florida State University and was one of the rst group of teachers to graduate with certica tion in both elementary and early childhood education. This year, Butler renewed the teaching certicate she has held for 40 years. She was Franklin Coun tys teacher of the year in 1992. She was the rst national chairman of the National As sociation of Student Activi ties Advisors and received national recognition in 1995 from the National Associa tion of Workshop Directors. She worked as a teach er for 16 years, served as principal of Apalachicola High School for three years and served on the Franklin County School Board for four years. In 2002, Butler changed careers and began working as a licensed agent for Cook Insurance, where she was employed until December 2010. In January 2011, she and her husband, Cliff, opened the Butler Insurance Agen cy. Denise and Cliff celebrat ed their 40th wedding anni versary in August. Center (Sleep Inn) at 9201 Front Beach Road in Pana ma City Beach. The Florida ofce is at 17320 Panama City Parkway in Panama City Beach. Hayes said online and telephone bidding also will be available for both auc tions. These are a truly won derful and diverse collec tion of properties, said Na tional Auction Group presi dent William Bone. And their great locations make them even more special. This is a remarkable op portunity for the developer, the investor or the end user to quite possibly walk away with a terric bargain. The properties are available for viewing daily, by appointment, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 800-5043010 or 256-547-3434, or call the Florida ofce at 256-504-6858. Bidders will be required to bring funds in the amount of $5,000 in the form of business check, personal check of certied funds to bid. Closing will be within 30 days. The National Auction Group is the countrys largest seller of private, one-of-a-kind real estate properties such as estates, ranches, farms, commer cial properties and recre ational facilities. AUCTION from page A1 BUTLER from page A1 Kristin Anderson a Chipola guest artist Kristin Anderson, who owns Long Dream Gallery in Apalachicola, has been selected as a 2011 celebrity guest artist at the Chipola Arts Center.SPECIAL TO T HE T IME S Williams to be labeled a high-risk sexual predator took place in 1994, during the time he was out of pris on. But the case was pros ecuted more than a decade later, during a seven-year stretch when he was free following a cocaine-related incarceration. A 17-year-old female rel ative came forward in Au gust 2004 to tell county law enforcement Williams sexu ally assaulted her when she was age 5, in Apalachicola. Williams will now be ex tradited back to Franklin County to face charges for eeing the area and fail ing to register as a sexual predator. PREDATOR from page A1 Special to The Times The Semper Fi Sisters, a group of military moms, are arriving on Friday for a shopping spree in Apala chicola. About 50 women are ex pected, and the TDC has provided each with a $10 gift certicate to get the ball rolling. The Semper Fi Sisters are a nonprot organiza tion. Our sons and daughters enlisted, but we were draft ed, said Brenda Garth, who has helped spearhead the forming of this nationwide group of women bonded through the difculties of having children in harms way. And we are calling ourselves military moms. In becoming a nonprof it it was important to me to include all women who have sons or daughters in the military. Garth relayed the story of a Gold Star mom one who has lost a son or daughter in combat who wanted to be included in this years Beach Blast. Because my son is in heaven doesnt mean Im not a Marine mom, an emotional Garth said in re laying the conversation. The ladies range from moms whose children are in boot camp to Gold Star and Silver Star moms, those who have had a child injured. In addition to moms, there will also be grand mothers, sisters, wives and aunts. The group will decamp at the Cotton Exchange building on Water Street. Semper Fi sisters come to town Friday

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A6 | The Times Thursday, October 13, 2011 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 Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business Bankruptcy Over 30 Years Legal Experience 850-670-3030 We are a debt relief agency. We can The hiring of a lawyer is an im Society Happy Birthday Michael Michael Square celebrated his 8th birthday Oct. 3. He is the son pf Phillip Square and Kami Kearse both of Carrabelle. Paternal grandparents are Joe and Helene Square of Eastpoint. Maternal grandparents are Jeanette and the late Fred Kearse of Quincy. Lindsey Gray is Nine Lindsey Gray celebrated her 9th birthday Oct. 8. She is the daughter of Rick and Tracy Gray of Almagordo, N.M. Paternal grandparents are Jake and Betty Gray of Amarillo, Texas. Maternal grandparents are Joe and Helene Square of Eastpoint. On Oct. 4, Alan Pierce county director of administrative services read the following proclamation honoring Isobel Odegaard of Eastpoint. Whereas, Ms. Isobel Odegaard spends several months each year with her daughters in Franklin County, on St. George Island and Eastpoint, and whereas, Ms. Odegaard never meets a stranger, spreading goodwill and a positive attitude everywhere she goes, and where Ms. Odegaard offers her friendship to those in Franklin County and in Bainbridge, Georgia where she lives, and whereas, Ms. Odegaard was born on October 8, 1921, and is preparing to celebrate her 90th birthday, now therefore be it resolved, on this 4th day of October, 2011, by the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners to sincerely wish Ms. Odegaard a happy 90th birthday and to thank her for being a goodwill ambassador to her friends in Franklin County and those around the world who are important to her. Odegaard said she was completely surprised by the tribute. On Saturday night, Dizzy Izzy had a further surprise when about 60 friends and family members gathered for a surprise birthday party at the Water Street Hotel. Jamie Daniels, Brad Johnson to wed Saturday Jamie Leigh Daniels and Randall Bradley Johnson will be joined in holy matrimony at the Riverfront Park in Apalachicola on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. Jamie is the daughter of Greg and Evie Daniels, of Carrabelle. She is the granddaughter of Julia Thompson, of Carrabelle, and the late Vernon Thompson; and Bill and Pat Daniels, of Perry. Brad is the son of Robbie and Marcia Johnson, of Apalachicola. He is the grandson of Bill and Burnell Martina, of Apalachicola, and the late Paul and Inez Johnson. Please come join us in celebration of the beginning of their lives together. Did you notice the pink gloves, shoes and towels the football players were sporting? October, as you know, is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Be sure to show your support. Wear some pink. The service and lunch was held for our late friend Graham Cunningham at Harrys Bar in Carrabelle. We gathered at 4 p.m. on Monday Oct. 10. After the service, his ashes were scattered in the Carrabelle River. Pray for Grahams eternal rest and for strength for his family. Graham was truly a man of few words. Saturday, Oct. 15 will be a big day. First thing, there will be a get together at the Lanark Boat Club for pancake breakfast. You can get pancakes or French toast with sausage, bacon, eggs, coffee and orange juice all for just a $5 donation. Serving is from 9 a.m. until noon. After you enjoy a full breakfast, its off to our Legion Post 82. The members of the Legion will hold a benet lunch for Royce and Lisa Riley, who lost their home to a re. Home-cooked sides to go with Thomas Lees BBQ chicken. Come join in, enjoy the afternoon and help Royce and Lisa get started again. Sunday Oct. 16, you can join us at Chillas Hall for our monthly covered dish lunch. Bring a dish to share, a donation and have a great afternoon. See you there! Mark your calendar for Wednesday, Oct. 26. Thats the day for our season opener at Chillas Hall for Bingo for the Bus. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Hope you can join us. The more that play, the more we pay! Be kind to one another, check on the sick and housebound and remember, Gods last name is not Damn. Until next time, God Bless America, our troops, the poor and the hungry. There will be a baby shower for Jessie Walden on Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. at the Assembly of God Fellowship Hall in Carrabelle. Walden is registered at Walmart and Target. For more information call 697-2511. Wedding ANNOUNCEMENT LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh Its a boy! Birthday ANNOUNCEMENTS L O IS S WO B O DA | The Times Isobel Odegaard is pictured here with daughter Heather Mapp on the left. In Honor Service and lunch held for Graham Cunningham Baby Shower

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The Times | A7 Thursday, October 13, 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. Rosa Parks refutes the common myth that her unwillingness to get up was due to aching feet. No she said, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in. Theodore Roosevelt said, In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. Many people have expressed to me their shared concern for the failing morals of the new generation where fewer parents feel the need to teach Godly principles to their children. As parents, we struggle with knowing where to draw the line and where our liberties begin and end. We desire to protect our children from inuences that are contrary to our beliefs, while attempting to allow our children to co-mingle with normalcy. How do we teach our children to stand up for the things they believe in without fear of being labeled a nonconformist? The solution is simple; teach them their boundaries but also teach them their rights. The challenge of the parent is to impress your principles upon your children without provoking them to rebellion in a world where everything is vague. How do you teach your child that to each his own is not always ethical in a culture that has embraced and encouraged it? The more exposure to materialism, the less they see the wrong in what is exhibited. There is a ne line between progression and the preservation of morality. Society has accepted the status quo and applying minimal standards in every arena from education to family values. Therefore, do not be surprised when others tell you that you are being too radical when you limit your childs access and exposure to things you feel are unprotable or inappropriate for them. We have made a habit of accepting whatever happens, with no resistance, at a time when our children need to see us being more proactive. We allow our rights to be taken away one by one because we are not willing to stand up for what we believe. Meanwhile, our children conform to their surroundings not knowing any different. One metaphor teaches that the frog, when placed in cold water will not jump out of a pot if the water is slowly brought to a boil. As the frog slowly adapts to its environment, it eventually allows itself to be boiled alive. Our children do not realize the slow fade that has taken place or the civil liberties they have lost due to our surrender. Some of these kids never knew of a time when TV, radio and the adults mouth was censored. They never knew of a time that parents actually married, or when theirs and all of their friends parents did not get high. They never knew of a time when parents would use money intended to support and feed their child to actually meet those needs. The majority of us never experienced what these kids see out in the open. There is no way of knowing wrong is wrong if no one teaches you otherwise. Call me a fanatic, but I think the Pledge of Allegiance, My Country Tis of Thee, God Bless America and other cultural icons that stood the test of time until recent decades are necessary to instill patriotism in our children. For fear of mentioning Gods name, we have given our birthright away. Nobody took it from us; we gave it away through our lack of resistance. Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Knowledge is power! We have wisdom at our ngertips via the Internet and thousands or resources that will inform you of your ethical rights. However, if those rights are readily available and not exercised, they are eventually forfeited. The authorities will readily inform you of what you cannot do but no one is talking about what you can do. I rmly believe that teaching our children the principles of God is the only solution to the corrosion of morality since the Bible clearly sets boundaries that have not been altered through cultural change. Teaching your child these principles will give them a clear picture of right and wrong. Although they may stray for a while, most people return to their core values and never forget the teaching of their youth. In the next few weeks, we will be sharing information that will empower you and your child in correctly handling opposition in these arenas. We welcome all suggestions and hope you enjoy this weekly column., Please send all emails to Scott Shiver at frontline247@mac.com Faith YOUTH MATTERS Pamela Shiver Teaching principles of God stops moral erosion The family of Danny Segree would like to thank everyone for all the prayers, cards, food, owers, monetary gifts and expressions of love shown us in our time of sorrow. Thanks to Chala, Tammy, David, Reverend Robert Kimberling and the Rev. Ronald Crum for a wonderful memorial service. Thanks again. The Segree Family THANK YOU FROM THE SEGREE FAMIL Y Danny Walton Segree was born Aug. 14, 1960 in Apalachicola. He died Monday, Sept. 26 at the age of 51 at his home in Apalachicola. Danny was a United States Navy veteran and worked in the hospitality industry. He is survived by his mother, Bonnie Segree, of Eastpoint; sisters, Nena Segree, Ginger Coulter (Earl), and Wendy Smith, all of Eastpoint; grandmother, Laurene Langley, of Eastpoint; nieces and nephews, Kristin Coulter, Logan Smith, Brittney Smith, and Lett Smith; and many other relatives and friends. A celebration of Dannys life was held Friday afternoon, Sept. 30 at Kelley Funeral Home Chapel in Apalachicola.DANNY W ALTON SEGREE 1960-2011 Apalachicola native James Vincent DeCosmo died Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Tallahassee following an extended illness. He was 86. DeCosmo was the only son of the late James Vincent DeCosmo Sr. (1898-1956) and Katherine Emanuel (DeCosmo) (19001987) of Apalachicola. His siblings were the late Clara DeCosmo (Herndon) and the late Katherine DeCosmo (Lovett) of St. Petersburg, Fla. The DeCosmos grew up on 53 10th Street and enjoyed the beach at Indian Pass whenever they could. DeCosmos grandparents were Frank Vincent DeCosmo (who came to Apalachicola from Italy) and Mary Silva Randolph Buzzett (DeCosmo), who came from New Orleans along with her mother, Anna Silva. When she reached Apalachicola, Anna Silva married a Buzzett rst, and after his death married Antoine Messina. DeCosmo (Coz to all his friends) distinguished himself as an avid outdoorsman and a talented athlete, playing both basketball and football at Chapman High School. In 1943 he was drafted into military service and eventually served two years as a private rst-class in the Army Air Corps as a navigator. On the Philippine island of Leyte, he and all his crew members survived the crash of their aircraft behind enemy lines and walked to safety. After service, DeCosmo used the G.I. Bill to pursue a college degree. In 1946, he enrolled at the newly formed Tallahassee Branch of the University of Florida (TBUF), the transitional institution between the Florida State College for Women and Florida State University, created by the Florida Legislature in 1947. He became a member of TBUFs only football team. After obtaining a masters degree in physical education at FSU, DeCosmo was hired by the department in which he was enrolled. He served 28 years, teaching all aspects of physical education and serving for many years as the assistant director of the universitys famed Flying High Circus. DeCosmo created and coached a team of ying trapeze artists that was known as The Flying DeCosmos. After retiring in 1975, DeCosmo became a stand-out golfer in his age group, regularly posting scores that matched his age through 2005 at his favorite course, Hilaman Park, in Tallahassee. The club eventually created an annual tournament in his honor, naming it The Coz. DeCosmo was married to Lucy (Kelley) DeCosmo, originally of Perry, Fla., for 60 years until her death in 2009. He is survived by four children, Janet DeCosmo, Linda DeCosmo, Patricia (DeCosmo) Wesolowski, all of Tallahassee, and James M. DeCosmo, of Austin, Texas, along with 14 grandchildren, and 6 greatgrandchildren. Funeral details are not yet complete, but will be posted at 850656-9467 as soon as possible. In lieu of owers, friends are encouraged to send donations to the American Heart Association.JAMES VINCENT D E COSMO 1924-2011 JAMES VINCENT D e COSMO Robert William Elser Jr., 67, passed away Oct. 7, 2011, in his home. He was born on Dec. 25, 1943, in Evergreen Park, Ill. to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Elser. He moved here from Sarasota in 2000. He was retired from the City of Sarasota as a water treatment plant operator. He served in the U.S. Air Force, was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Crawfordville, Fla. He was also an endowment member of the National Rie Association. He leaves his mother Virginia Elser of Elkhart Ind., his wife Janet Elser and daughter Donna and his son Russell of Carrabelle who attends Concordia College in Selma, Ala., also grandson, Christopher Piersall and soon to be granddaughter Samantha Thorpe both of Muscatine, Iowa. There will be a memorial service for Robert at his home located at 428 Hickory Hammock Road on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. He loved his home and land out on the river and would like to share his joy with all. Please join us. The family requests that in lieu of owers any memorial donations be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church at P.O. Box 940, Crawfordville, FL 32326.ROBERT WILLIAM ELSER JR. 1943-2011 Obituaries ROBERT WILLIAM ELSER JR. Card of THANKS Share your faith news at apalachtimes.com

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Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Your Hunting Headquarters M O ULTRIE I NFRARED TRIAL CA M ERA R EG $119.99 SALE PRICE $89.99 FWC seeks public help mapping fox squirrels Special to The Times High school students in terested in conserving the Florida black bear and raising public awareness about bears are invited to create a 1-min ute video. The Florida Fish and Wild life Conservation Commis sion is extending the deadline in its 2011 Florida black bear public service announcement contest. Launched in May, the FWC-sponsored contest now has a deadline of Nov. 18. High school students par ticipating in the contest will use their creativity to inform Floridians about black bears, so people can live without hu man-bear conicts in their communities. The winners videos will be posted online at MyFWC. com and YouTube.com/My FWCvideos. Winning entries also will be submitted to tele vision stations in Florida for possible airtime. There will be other prizes as well. For more info, email Bear Contest@MyFWC.com or visit MyFWC.com/Bear. By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer Giant African land snail (GALS) is the common name used to describe any of the three snail species native to Africa; giant African snail ( Achatina fulica ), the Ghana tiger snail ( Achatina achatina ) and mar gies ( Archachatina marginata ). These snails are about the size of a mans st. The brownish shell with darker brown vertical stripes covers at least half of the length of the snail. If you have snails and are unsure if they are GALS, size is the biggest clue. On Sept. 8, GALS were discov ered in Miami. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Ser vices already has begun to search for and eradicate GALS. Accord ing to the FDACS, thousands have been spotted in the search, spread out over 85 properties in ve different areas. The last reported outbreak of the Giant African land snail in Florida occurred in 1966 when a boy smuggled three GALS into Miami as pets. The boys grand mother released the snails into her garden, and seven years lat er, more than 18,000 snails were found, costing more than $1 mil lion to eradicate over a 10-year period. This is the only known successful GALS eradication program. GALS are capable of becom ing agricultural pests in the U.S. They are known to eat at least 500 different types of plants. If fruits or vegetables are not available, the snails will eat a variety of or namental plants, tree bark and even paint and stucco on houses. GALS reproduce rapidly, lay ing 100 to 400 eggs in a single session. Snails contain both male and female reproductive organs and can lay up to 1,200 eggs per year. Although these snails thrive in tropical and subtropical areas, they can survive cold conditions and snow. GALS pose a serious health risk to humans and other mam mals including horses and dogs. They can be infected with a nem atode that can cause meningitis. The federal Plant Protection Act prohibits the importation, en try, exportation or movement in interstate commerce of the giant African land snail without a per mit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The snails have been cons cated from pet stores and Inter net providers across the U.S. A number were released into the wild, after an educational materials company provided them as part of a science kit for elementary school teachers. Anyone who believes they might have seen a giant African land snail or signs of its presence should call the FDACS toll-free at 888-397-1517 to make arrange ments to have the snail collect ed. If you nd a suspicious snail, put it in a zip lock bag, seal it and place it in a bucket or plastic con tainer. Always wear rubber or plastic gloves when handling a snail you suspect is a GALS. Freshwater Offshore shing is a hit or miss this month so far. Strong winds and high seas are keeping even the larger for hire boats at dock. Gag grouper are still in the 100-150 feet range out of Mexico Beach, holding over wrecks and offshore ledges. Red grouper are still being caught in Apalachicola and south of Cape San Blas. Inshore Offshore With high winds and scattered rain over the last few days, most anglers were left at home or at the docks. Good schools of mullet are everywhere in the bay and in Indian pass right now and a good cast net is a must. Trout and red sh are holding still in the I.C.W. canal here in St. Joe. Nice reports of good sized red sh and trout have been the norm lately caught on live shrimp and live Lys. All eyes this week will be on the upcoming bass tournament this week end at White City. This is the second year the Gulf County Sheriffs De partment is hosting the event with a top prize of $10,000. All proceeds go to the GCSO Explorer Post and other Gulf County youth programs. SPONSORED BY The end of closed trout season? By Frank Sargeant franksargeant@bellsouth.net Trout anglers are likely to get a bo nus in the coming year as the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Com mission gets rid of the closed winter seasons that have been in place for more than a decade. A nal public hearing is slated for November, and thanks to biologist reports that trout are meeting or exceeding abundance goals in all areas of the state, approv al seems certain. Biologists say the spawning po tential ratio (SPR) for a healthy trout population is 35 percent or greater. SPR is a ratio of how many sh are spawned with the given sh ing pressure compared to how many would be spawned in an unshed population. The numbers now stand at 67 percent for the Northeast, 45 percent for the Southeast, 49 percent for the Southwest, and 37 percent for the Northwest. Fall is prime time for catching trout all over the state, but particu larly in Northwest Florida, where shrimp migrations turn on enormous gatherings of sh. In the large open bays, it is not uncommon for trout, la dysh and jacks to gang up in feeding areas that cover acres of water, and any jig, swimbait or live shrimp that hits the murked-up water results in instant sh. The shrimp feasts can break out most anywhere in open water, but usually in water 8 to 15 feet deep. Div ing birds often are an indicator, and if there are a lot of sh, they actually might create a visible muddy area that extends over several hundred yards. It also is smart to seek out areas where current is evident on tide changes or as a result of steady breezes. Where water is clear enough for grass to grow, this cover always is a trout magnet. Trout also like oyster bars and rocky areas. Creek mouths are a good bet, particularly on fall ing tides as bait is pulled out of the marshes. And if you know where there is a boat wreck in 6 to 20 feet of water in one of the bays, it is likely to hold lots of whopper specks. Some good areas to start pros pecting include in East Bay, Military Point, Millville Bayou, Long Point, Laird Point, Piney Point and Goose Point, and in West Bay, Doyle Point and the adjacent bayou, Burnt Mill Creek, West Bay Point, Shell Point and Long Point. At Choctawhatchee Bay, White Point, Stake Point and Shirk Point, Cobb Point, Four-Mile and Alliga tor Point in early winter, holes in the river mouths will be worth a try with jigs or shrimp. St. Joseph Bay, with much clearer water, has lots of grass and sh are likely to show up anywhere a good bed gets current ow. And Apalachic ola Bay is pretty much trout soup anywhere you nd oysters or grass there are trout, and it also is famed for the schooling action in East Bay in October and November. Lots of sh run up the river in December. Trout are not picky, and the basic quarter-ounce jig with a 3to 4-inch plastic shad tail is all it takes to catch plenty. Even better, in my experience, are swim baits like the 4-inch Tsu nami split tail. When they are found in water 3 feet or less, the Mirr-ODine cant be beat, and whether you are drifting deeper grass or shing sloughs or creek mouths with cur rent ow, the DOA shrimp is a win ner sh it just like a live shrimp, letting tide do most of the work. In dark or murky water, live shrimp are often a better bet than any lure; sh them under a popping cork over the grass or free-lined around oyster bars and docks. Under the proposed new plans, size and bag limits will remain the same but the February closed season in Northwest Florida will be eliminat ed. Size limit is 15 to 20 inches with one more than 20 inches daily, and the bag limit is ve per person daily. For details on trout shing, visit www.myfwc.com. Ag department on the hunt for giant African snailsFLORIDA D EPARTMENT O F A GRICULTURE AND CONSUMER S ERVICES Giant African land snails can be infected with a nematode that can cause meningitis. Special to The Times If you have seen a big squirrel with a long, bushy, fox-like tail, Florida wildlife biologists need your help. What you saw was a Florida fox squirrel, and biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser vation Commission are asking you to go online and record your sighting of this creature twice the size of an ordinary squirrel. Fox squirrels often have dis tinctive, masked faces with a black head and white nose and ears, but there are wide variations in col oration from tan to gray or black. You can use the FWCs Google map application at https://public.myfwc.com/ hsc/foxsquirrel to enter the location where you spot ted the fox squirrel. Your squirrel sighting will be logged automatically and assigned a specic latitude and longitude. The fox squirrel survey is a wonderful opportunity for children and adults to become amateur natural ists and get involved in con serving Floridas wildlife, said FWC wildlife biologist Courtney Hooker. We will learn more about where the Florida fox squirrels are by asking the public to go online and report their sightings of fox squirrels. The fox squirrel survey is part of a research proj ect by the FWC and the University of Florida De partment of Wildlife Ecol ogy and Conservation. It combines the latest in on line-mapping technology with the publics enthusi asm about sharing their wildlife observations. The fox squirrel survey began in August, and data will be collected through at least January 2012. So far about 600 sightings of fox squir rels have been logged on line. Fox squirrels have been observed through out Florida in open woods, pine and cypress stands and mangrove swamps, but knowledge about their distribution is limited. Fox squirrels spend more time on the ground than in trees and often escape their en emies by running rather than climbing. Their favor ite food is pine seed. The Shermans fox squirrel is found in the pine forests of central and northeast Florida and is classied as a state species of special concern. The Big Cypress fox squirrel is a state-threatened species in southwest Florida. The Southeastern fox squirrel lives in the Panhandle. All of Floridas fox squirrels are protected from hunt ing. For more information about fox squirrels, visit the Species Proles area of MyFWC.com/Wildlife. Students invited to create bear-awareness video FWC | Special to the Times Bears usually have a litter of two to three cubs, who stay with their mother for 18 months. Page 8 Thursday, October 13, 2011 Email outdoors news to times outdoors@star.com O UTD OO RS www.apalachtimes.com Section A

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CARRABELLE A PALA C HI C OLA SP O RT S www.apalachtimes.com A Section Thursday, October 13, 2011 Page 9 By Tim Croft Florida Freedom Newspapers PORT ST. JOE Too many and too much of the host Tiger Sharks spelled defeat for Franklin County last Friday night at Shark Field. Port St. Joe had seven players com bine to rush for 349 yards and ve dif ferent players score touchdowns as the Tiger Sharks dominated from the open ing whistle of a 38-6 victory. In snapping a three-game losing streak, Port St. Joe (2-3, 1-1 in District 4-1A) also kept its playoff hopes alive while rendering the mathematics a daunting equation for the Seahawks (24, 0-2). Weve been there the last three weeks, weve just been sluggish and weve been playing some pretty good football teams, said Port St. Joe coach Vern Barth. This was a big game for us. We came out very focused. We knew we needed to set the tone early. That the Tiger Sharks most certainly did. Port St. Joes control of the rst half was utterly total. The Tiger Sharks had 39 offensive plays for 271 yards while holding the Seahawks to 11 offensive plays and 48 total yards. Port St. Joe scored on its rst ve possessions, eating up the clock with just one drive fewer than eight plays. The Tiger Sharks also beneted from superb eld possession, starting only one march as deep as their own 20 and needing just two plays and an unsports manlike conduct penalty to score on that possession. Meanwhile, the Seahawks had just two rst downs in the rst 24 minutes, fumbled twice to set up Port St. Joe touchdowns and failed to generate any momentum. Ouch, said Franklin County coach Josh Wright after a second consecutive trip into Gulf County the Seahawks were at Wewahitchka last week ended in a loss. From the get-go, they had us pegged. They did their homework. On defense, we would go inside and they would go outside. Wed go outside, theyd go inside. We just didnt do the job. They did. Port St. Joe took the opening kickoff and marched methodically to the Frank lin County 14 before stalling and settling for a Daniel May 31-yard eld goal. The Tiger Sharks would not be de nied the end zone again in the half. Port St. Joe stopped Franklin County on downs and took over at its 20 follow ing a Seahawk punt. Quarterback Trevor Lang back in the lineup after losing three weeks to a shoulder injury sprinted for 26 yards and another 15 yards was tacked on af ter a horse collar tackle. Natrone Lee (a game-high 133 yards on 11 carries) burst over the right side of the line on a counter play from the Seahawk 40 one play later for the touch down and May made it 10-0. Franklin Countys Dwayne Griggs fumbled on the rst play of the next drive, the Tiger Sharks recovering at the Seahawk 47. Eight plays later fresh man Travarous Riley went 9 yards for Port St. Joe and it was 17-0 after Mays extra point kick. After holding Franklin County threeand-out on its next possession, Port St. Joe got the ball back at its 43 following a punt and 10 plays later it was Walt Bow ers from the 6 for a touchdown, the ex tra point kick blocked. May turned that setback around on the ensuing kickoff when he drilled his kick into the leg of a Seahawk and Chase Nichols pounced on the loose ball to give Port St. Joe possession at the Franklin 43. Eight plays later it was freshman Jarkeice Davis (99 rushing yards) catching a 7-yard pass from Lang for the touchdown. Mays extra point made it 30-0 at intermission. Leonard Green caught a 6-yard pass from Zachary Armistead to get Frank lin County on the board on the opening drive of the second half, but the extra point kick failed and that was the Se ahawk highlight for the night. Corey North rushed in from the 7 in the nal four minutes, Lang hitting Lee for two points to complete the scoring. Tiger Sharks dominate Franklin County 38-6 By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer The eighth annual Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce fund raising golf tournament was Oct. 5 at St James Bay Golf Resort and hosted by Chamber Execu tive Director Anita Grove. Grove said seven four-man teams enjoyed making the rounds of the manicured course in astounding weath er. First-place honors went to Mikes Seafood, Dave Tu plin, Mike Keller; Stacey Kirvin and Dan Anderson, with 50 points. The distinguished runners up with 55 points were Wal ly Dodson, Mike Davis and David Hoover and Bill Dodson playing for Centennial Bank. Grove said the tournament netted about $2,000 for the chamber. TOP LEFT: First-place foursome Mikes Seafood is, from left, Dave Tuplin and Mike Keller of Crawfordville, Stacey Kirvin of Apalachicola and Dan Anderson of Port St. Joe. TOP RIGHT: Runners up posing with Steve Hatch, St. James Head Golf Professional, are Wally Dodson, Mike Davis and David Hoover, all of Crawfordville. The fourth team member, Bill Dodson, is not shown. L EFT: As always, the tournament was organized by Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce director Anita Grove.P HOTOS BY RA Y COURAGE | Special to the Times Chamber golf tournament a funraiser FIND IT ONLINE www.apalachtimes.com

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Local A10 | The Times Thursday, October 13, 2011 Special to the Times Author and organizer Persis Granger has announced the opening of registration for aspiring writers wishing to participate in the St. George Island Writers Retreat, held Nov. 7-14. Acclaimed novelist Adrian Fogelin, whose award-winning young adult novel Crossing Jordan was turned into a world-premier musical with Apalachicola young people last spring, will serve as author in residence. She will present a daily workshop on writing craft, lead discussion sessions when participants read short selections for feedback, and provide one-on-one help as members of the group struggle with works in progress. Fogelins young adult novels include Anna Caseys Place in the World and The Sorta Sisters, all compelling stories dealing with difcult issues that face young people in our culture. Fogelins books can be found on state master lists in many states; her books were awarded two gold medals in the Florida Book Awards. The retreat serves just 11 writers in a large private beach view home, and housing is available on a rst-come, rstserved basis. Men (and others who prefer) may register as commuter participants. Some discounts are available, and detailed information is available on the organizers website, FictionAmongFriends. com or by contacting Granger at 352-463-3089 or PersisGranger@aol.com. WEEKLY ALMANAC APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE TIDE TABLES MONTHLY AVERAGES To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from these given for APALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW Cat Point Minus 0:40 Minus 1:17 East Pass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27 To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from those given for CARRABELLE: HIGH LOW Bald Point Minus 9:16 Minus 0:03 Sponsor the WEEKLY ALMANAC Call Today! 653-8868 Date High Low % Precip Thu, Oct 13 83 61 20 % Fri, Oct 14 82 57 0 % Sat, Oct 15 80 59 0 % Sun, Oct 16 80 61 0 % Mon, Oct 17 81 66 0 % Tues, Oct 18 81 61 10 % Wed, Oct 19 76 54 0 % 10/13 Thu 03:54AM 1.8 H 11:36AM 0.2 L 06:36PM 1.6 H 11:09PM 1.3 L 10/14 Fri 04:17AM 1.8 H 12:05PM 0.2 L 07:21PM 1.6 H 11:33PM 1.3 L 10/15 Sat 04:45AM 1.9 H 12:35PM 0.2 L 08:10PM 1.6 H 10/16 Sun 12:03AM 1.4 L 05:18AM 1.9 H 01:12PM 0.2 L 09:04PM 1.5 H 10/17 Mon 12:40AM 1.4 L 05:57AM 1.8 H 01:58PM 0.2 L 10:06PM 1.5 H 10/18 Tue 01:29AM 1.4 L 06:42AM 1.8 H 02:59PM 0.3 L 11:09PM 1.5 H 10/19 Wed 02:43AM 1.4 L 07:39AM 1.7 H 04:11PM 0.3 L 10/13 Thu 02:29AM 2.9 H 09:23AM 0.3 L 05:11PM 2.6 H 08:56PM 2.1 L 10/14 Fri 02:52AM 2.9 H 09:52AM 0.3 L 05:56PM 2.6 H 09:20PM 2.1 L 10/15 Sat 03:20AM 3.0 H 10:22AM 0.3 L 06:45PM 2.6 H 09:50PM 2.2 L 10/16 Sun 03:53AM 3.0 H 10:59AM 0.3 L 07:39PM 2.4 H 10:27PM 2.2 L 10/17 Mon 04:32AM 2.9 H 11:45AM 0.3 L 08:41PM 2.4 H 11:16PM 2.2 L 10/18 Tue 05:17AM 2.9 H 12:46PM 0.5 L 09:44PM 2.4 H 10/19 Wed 12:30AM 2.2 L 06:14AM 2.7 H 01:58PM 0.5 L 10:38PM 2.4 H 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 16 X 80 $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 RE DUC E D $49,500 3 D OO R NI C E 2 B/R M H 2 C R N R. L O T S $47,500 Community spirit in the city of Carrabelle was not lost when a need made itself known to a few of our countys residents. Don Rider, a volunteer at the Franklin County Public Library in Carrabelle, inquired about the cost of replacing the broken rope and ag damaged by the windy weather of late summer. Ronnie Jackson from Jacksons Ace Hardware in Carrabelle offered to replace the ag at no charge to the library. The generosity continued when Tonia Creamer, manager of the Carrabelle library, spoke with Fire Chief Carl Whaley regarding the need for the ag and rope to be replaced with Jacksons gift. With the assistance from Bud Strange, and Duncan Whaley, the new ag and rope were replaced to y over the library by Sept. 11. The old ag was sent to the American Legion for retiring. This act of generosity reafrms that the library is the heart of the community. One of the many goals at the library is continuing education programs to assist county residents. Are you one of those people who need to brush up on your keyboarding skills? If you would like to take a class specically designed to assist those who may have had typing at some point in their lives, but need to start fresh because the computer keyboard has some additional keys to learn, look no further! Franklin County Public Library is offering Keyboarding Skills at the Carrabelle and Eastpoint branches. There will be a limited number of seats for this class and there is no cost to participants. If you have your own laptop, bring it. If you are interested in basic computer skills, to include opening an email account, using Microsoft Word, or just surng the web, both libraries offer classes at no cost to participants. For more information and to register for these classes please call Tonia at the Carrabelle branch 697-2366 or Anne at the Eastpoint branch 670-8151 ext. 202. Your county LIBRARY Reduced Adoption Fees In honor of national Adopt-a-Shelter dog month, The Human So ciety has reduced our adoption fee for dogs to $50.00 except for small breeds and puppies un der 4 months old. We have also reduced our cat and kitten adop tion fee to $45 for one and $75 for two. Why not take ad vantge of these reduced fees and give one of our pets the home they have been waiting for! Writers retreat slated for St. George Island Special to the Times The Florida sea turtle nesting season has come to an end, and there is good news for two of Floridas federally endangered sea turtle species. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and its partners documented a record high annual nest count for green turtles in Florida. Leatherback turtles also had a high number of nests, with the count falling just shy of the previous high mark in 2009. Loggerheads, the species that nests most commonly in Florida, did not have an increase in numbers this year. The nest count for this federally threatened sea turtle was close to average for the previous ve years. However, since 1998, the trend in the number of loggerhead nests is a general decline. Were pleased with the green turtle and leatherback nesting totals in 2011, said Dr. Blair Witherington, an FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute scientist. Nesting by both species has been rising dramatically and can be attributed at least in part to major conservation efforts over the past few decades. However, our loggerhead nesting totals have declined or are at best stable, which suggests that this species has a different, and perhaps more difcult, set of conservation challenges. Nest counts are performed each year through Floridas Index Nesting Beach Survey, which was created to measure seasonal sea turtle nesting, and to allow for accurate comparisons of beaches and years. The standardized index counts take place on 255 miles of selected beaches along both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. In one of the largest wildlife counts in the nation, hundreds of FWC partners diligently survey Floridas nesting beaches throughout the sea turtle nesting season. We are grateful for the large number of partners and volunteers that make this survey possible, Witherington said. Without them, we couldnt collect nesting data on such a large scale. The FWCs role in coordinating Floridas sea turtle nest counts is funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and sales of the states sea turtle license plate. For more information about sea turtle nest counts, visit MyFWC.com/ Research, click on Wildlife, then click on Nesting under the Sea Turtle heading. Sick or injured sea turtles can be reported by contacting the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404FWCC (3922). A banner year for 2 turtle species

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GEORGEISLAND.3 BR 3 BA lo c ated in t h e h eart o f t h e island wal k ing distan c e to all s h ops / restaurants S c reened por ch es h ot tub great ba y v iews MLS# 240643.ƒ..........$275,000 9, B AY V I EW CO MME R C IA L AFFORDABLE GREATER APALACHICOLA.3 BR /2 BA 1142 s q.f t h o m e wit h large f en c ed ba ck y ard storage building G reat c ondition at a great pri c e !MLS# 244700.ƒ..........$115,000 A FFOR D A BLE GR E AT E R The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Of ce. Arrests are made by of cers from the following city, county, and state law enforcement agencies: Apalachicola (APD), Carrabelle (CPD), Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Franklin County Sheriff’s Of ce (FCSO), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC), Florida Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF) and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). All defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.Oct. 4Brent A. Butler, 23, Port St. Joe, burglary of a conveyance (FCSO)Oct. 5Theus J. Yowell, 32, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FCSO) Alvin G. Martina, Jr., 28, Apalachicola, dealing in stolen property (FCSO) Connie F. Massey, 48, Carrabelle, battery by an inmate (FCSO)Oct. 6Wendy M. Smith, 37, Carrabelle, violation of probation (FCSO) Tylon R. Butler, 25, Apalachicola, two counts of sale of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a church, and battery (FCSO) Joseph B. Morgenstern, 34, Limestone County, Texas, held on Texas warrant (FCSO)Oct. 7Richard A. Powell, 32, Sopchoppy, giving false name to a law enforcement of cer and a Wakulla County failure to appear (FWC) Demetrius E. Cummings, 38, Apalachicola, withholding child support (FCSO)Oct. 9James R. Yancey, 31, Tallahassee, petit theft (FDACS) Dustin W. Futrell, 19, Tallahassee, petit theft (FDACS)Oct. 10Michael L. Lott, 37, Sopchoppy, violation of probation (FCSO) Dylan F. Dutschke, 19, Tallahassee, violation of probation (FCSO) George R. Needer, 53, Eastpoint, domestic battery (FCSO)Oct. 11Roger S. Tyler, 29, Haleyville, Ala., felony passing worthless bank checks (FCSO) Fonda D. Davis, Jr., 20, Apalachicola, domestic battery (APD)Arrest REPORTSpecial to the TimesIf you are involved in a crash, who would you want police to notify? In Florida, residents have the ability to make that decision before an emergency strikes. To date, more than five million Floridians have registered their emergency contacts with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). Gov. Rick Scott signed a proclamation to name from Oct. 2 – 8 as Register Your Emergency Contact Information Week in Florida, and DHSMV is teaming up with the Division of Emergency Management to encourage all Floridians to register their contacts. “We are pleased to reach the five million mark, and the department continues to encourage all of Florida’s 15.5 million licensed drivers to register their contacts with us,” said DHSMV Executive Director Julie L. Jones. “As we celebrate Register Your Emergency Contact Information Week, please register and encourage your friends and family members to do so, too.” The Emergency Contact Information program allows licensed drivers and identification card holders to submit two contacts to notify in the event of an emergency, such as a vehicle crash. The information can then be accessed only in the event of an emergency and only by law enforcement officers to find designated contacts. “By registering in this voluntary and time saving program, residents can ensure that in the event of an emergency, the proper authorities will be able to connect loved ones to the injured person in a timely manner,” said Bryan W. Koon, director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management. “We encourage all Floridians to consider the value of this notification system and register today.” Signing up is quick and convenient. Register from the convenience of your home or at work through the Internet at www. flhsmv.gov/eci and at any driver license office in the state, to include those operated by county tax collectors. There is no cost to register your contact information. The concept for the ECI program came to fruition after the tragic death of Tiffany Olson, who died in a motorcycle crash in Dec. 2005. Law enforcement fficials did not have any contact information to timely notify her mother Christine Olson of the crash that led to her daughter’s death. Olson founded To Inform Families First and with the help of her state representative, Rep. Bill Galvano, brought an idea to the Department to allow people to register and law enforcement to access emergency contacts so that other families may receive quick notification. DHSMV launched the program during the first week of Oct. 2006. To learn more about DHSMV and the services offered, visit www.flhsmv.gov, follow us on Twitter at @FDHSMV or check out the Department’s Facebook page. For more information about the Florida Division of Emergency Management and to GET A PLAN!, visit www.FloridaDisaster.org. You also can find DEM on Facebook and on Twitter @FLSERT.Floridians urged to register emergency contacts

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A12| The Times Thursday, October 13, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS 35835T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. LLEWELLYN P. MCEWAN et al, Defendant(s). CASE NO.: 19-2009-CA-000468 DIVISION: NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated September 27, 2011 and entered in Case No. 19-2009-CA000468 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and LLEWELLYN P. MCEWAN; CAROL S. NELSON; PIRATES LANDING AT TIMBER ISLAND CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.; 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 8th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THAT CERTAIN CONDOMINIUM UNIT OF PIRATES LANDING AT TIMBER ISLAND COMPOSED OF UNIT NUMBER G-42, AND THE UNDIVIDED 1/48 INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT THERETO, IN ACCORDANCE WITH AND SUBJECT TO THE MASTER DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, AND RESTRICTIONS, RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS VOL. 879, PP. 348-372, AND DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM OF PIRATES LANDING AT TIMBER ISLAND, RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS VOL. 879, PP. 373-541, PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 388 PIRATES LANDING UNIT #G-42, CARRABELLE, FL 32322 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on September 29, 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 35833T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 19-2009-CA-000429-CAXX XX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. KATIE T. THORNHILL; FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORMA MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS A NOMINEE FOR LENDER’S INVESTMENT CORP.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KATIE T. THORNHILL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LOUISE W. AUTREY N/K/A LOUSIE W. RAFFIELD; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 26th day of September, 2011, and entered in Case No. 19-2009-CA000429-CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. is the Plaintiff and KATIE T. THORNHILL, FRANKLIN COUNTY, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS A NOMINEE FOR LENDER’S INVESTMENT CORP:; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KATIE T. THORNHILL, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LOUISE W. AUTREY N/K/A LOUSIE W. RAFFIELD, UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT STEPS OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320, 11:00 AM on the 16th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 4 (Unrecorded) Commence at the Northeast corner of Section 30, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, Franklin County, Florida and run South 00 degrees 45 minutes 08 seconds West 659.56 feet to a re-rod and cap (marked #5826) lying on the Southerly right-of-way boundary of Twin Lakes Road, thence run along said Southerly right-of-way boundary the following three (3) courses: North 89 degrees 31 minutes 29 seconds West 1316.61 feet to an iron pipe, North 89 degrees 30 minutes 19 seconds West 329.24 feet to a re-rod and cap (marked #6475), North 89 degrees 30 minutes 25 seconds West 528.04 feet to a re-rod marking the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue North 89 degrees 30 minutes 25 seconds West 132.00 feet to a re-rod and cap (marked #6475), thence leaving said Southerly right-of-way boundary run South 00 degrees 28 minutes 05 seconds West 330.02 feet to a re-rod and cap (marked #6475), thence run South 89 degrees 30 minutes 37 seconds East 132.00 feet to a re-rod and cap (marked #7160), thence run North 00 degrees 28 minutes 05 seconds East 330.01 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Subject Property being more particularly described by survey by Thurman Roddenberry & Associates, Inc., dated 02/13/03, Job Number: 03-078 as follows: Lot 4 (Unrecorded) Commence at the Northeast corner of Section 30, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, Franklin County, Florida and run South 00 degrees 45 minutes 08 seconds West 659.56 feet to a re-rod and cap (marked #5826) lying on the Southerly right-of-way boundary of Twin Lakes Road, thence run along said Southerly right-of-way boundary the following three (3) courses: North 89 degrees 31 minutes 29 seconds West 1316.61 feet to an iron pipe, North 89 degrees 30 minutes 19 seconds West 329.24 feet to a re-rod and cap (marked #6475), North 89 degrees 30 minutes 25 seconds West 396.04 feet to a re-rod marking the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue North 89 degrees 30 minutes 25 seconds West 132.00 feet to a re-rod and cap (marked #6475), thence leaving said Southerly right-of-way boundary run South 00 degrees 28 minutes 05 seconds West 330.02 feet to a re-rod and cap (marked #6475), thence run South 89 degrees 30 minutes 37 seconds East 132.00 feet to a re-rod and cap (marked #7160), thence run North 00 degrees 28 minutes 05 seconds East 330.01 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 27th day of September, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 08-25061 October 13, 20, 2011 35817T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN STIRLING BUTLER, Deceased. CASE NO.: 11-00035-CP PROBATE DIVISION NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of John Stirling Butler, deceased, whose date of death was February 13, 2011; File Number 11-00035-CP is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representatives’ attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against 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 TIE 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 SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILE TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is October 13, 2011. Kim Nastaszewski 2900 South Valley View Blvd. Lot 302 Las Vegas, Nevada 89102 Victoria E. Heuler McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod Pope & Weaver, P.A. Florida Bar Number: 0984825 1709 Hermitage Blvd, Suite 200 Tallahassee, Florida 32308 Telephone: 850-222-8121 Facsimile: 850-222-9766 Attorney for Personal Representative October 13, 20, 2011 35831T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 19-2010-CA-000118-CAXX XX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS H. GOUGH; LANDES, INC., A NEVADA CORPORATION; ST. JAMES BAY PROPERTY OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.; SUE BODOW, AS PRESIDENT OF LANDES, INC.; HILARY GOUGH; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 26th day of September, 2011, and entered in Case No. 19-2010-CA000118-CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and THOMAS H. GOUGH, LANDES, INC., A NEVADA CORPORATION, ST. JAMES BAY PROPERTY OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC., SUE BODOW, AS PRESIDENT OF LANDES, INC., HILARY GOUGH and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT STEPS OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320, 11:00 AM on the 16th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 11 OF BLOCK H, ST JAMES BAY SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PP. 39-46, PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 27th day of September, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk 10-08619 October 13, 20, 2011 35767T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, Plaintiff, VS. MARY LOU PATMORE f/k/a MARY LOU BOWMAN, and ADMINISTRATOR OF THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, an agency of the Government of the United States of America, Defendants. CASE NO: 11-000113-CA CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 27, 2011, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market St., Apalachicola, Florida 32456, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on November 8, 2011, the following described property: Northwest quarter of Lot 10, Block “A” Range “5”, Southeast Quarter of Lot 9, Block “A”, Range “5” of Picketts Addition to the City of Carrabelle, Florida as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 20 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the re-rod (marked #4261) marking the Southwest corner of Lot 10, Block “A”, Range “5” of Picketts Addition to the City of Carrabelle, Florida, as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 20 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, said point lying on the intersection of the Northerly right-of-way boundary of East Meridian Avenue with the Easterly right-of-way of Tallahassee Street and run North along said Easterly right-of-way boundary 30.00 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261) marking the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning continue North along said Easterly right-of-way boundary 60.00 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261), thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run East 45.00 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261), thence run South 60.00 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261), thence run West 45.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Dated: September 28, 2011. Franklin County Clerk of Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk October 13, 20, 2011 35763T NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice if hereby given that, Watkins Children’s Trust/Steve Watkins, the holders of the following certificate have filed said certificate for tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 193 Year of issuance: 2004 Description of property: Lots 5 & 5A Block 1 Dog Island Gulf Beaches Unit 3 et al Full Legal Description can be viewed at Clerk of the Circuit Court’s Office PARCEL NO: 06-08s-04w-5263-0001-00 50 Name is which assessed: Muriel Arcuri All of said property being in the State of Florida, Franklin County. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the first (1st) Monday in the month of November 2011, which is the 7TH day of NOVEMBER 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 26TH day of SEPTEMBER 2011. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2011 35714T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 09CA000230 VISION BANK, a Florida corp., Plaintiff, vs, MICHAEL W. SENIOR and SUSAN L. SENIOR, husband and wife; NEW VENTURES PROPERTIES, LLC, a Florida limited liability Company; CRYSTAL CLEAR DEVELOPMENT, INC., a Florida Corporation; M-VISION, INC., A Florida corporation; SHADOW PINES HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida non-profit corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the Partial Summary Judgment of Foreclosure against Defendants, New Ventures Properties, LLC, Crystal Clear Development, Inc., and M-Vision, Inc., entered in the abovestyled cause, I will sell at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at www. walton.realforeclose. com, at the hour of 11:00 a.m C.S.T, on the 28th day of October, 2011, the property situated in Walton County, Florida and Franklin County, Florida, described as: PARCEL 1: Lot 43, Lighthouse Ridge Estates, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at an old concrete monument marking the Northwest corner of Section 36, Township 7 South, Range 5 West, Franklin County, Florida; thence run South 00 degrees 00 minutes 12 seconds East, 471.89 feet to the Northerly Right of Way boundary of a 60.00 foot roadway; thence run North 80 degrees 56 minutes 55 seconds East along said Northerly Right of Way boundary, 738.17 feet; thence run North 00 degrees 00 minutes 12 seconds West, 470,00 feet; thence run North 60 degrees 10 minutes ; 29 seconds East, 1033.33 feet; thence run East 435.00 feet; thence run North 49 degrees 42 minutes 28 seconds East, 1310.00 feet to the Point of Beginning, from said Point of Beginning; thence run South 40 degrees 26 minutes 31 seconds East, 32.86 feet; thence run North 56 degrees 48 minutes 50 seconds East, 400.00 feet to the Westerly Right of Way boundary of a 60.00 foot roadway; thence run North 40 degrees 26 minutes 31 seconds West along said Right of Way boundary, 44.36 feet to a point of curve to the right; thence run Northwesterly along said Right of Way boundary and along said curve with a radius of 729.02 feet through a central angle of 05 degrees 07 minutes 10 seconds for an arc distance of 65.14 feet; thence run South 56 degrees 48 minutes 50 seconds West, 402.97 feet; thence run South 40 degrees 26 minutes 31 seconds East, 76.93 feet to the Point of Beginning. Together with a Grant of Non-Exclusive East recorded in Official Records Book 552, Pages 47 through 49, all of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, PARCEL 2: Lot 42, Lighthouse Ridge Estates, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 36, Township 7 South, Range 5 West, Franklin County, Florida and run South 00 degrees 00 minutes 12 seconds East 532.65 feet to a point lying on the Southerly Right of Way boundary of a 60.00 foot roadway; thence; run South 04 degrees 05 minutes 27 seconds East 303.10 feet; thence run North 80 degrees 56 minutes 32 seconds East 462.01 feet; thence run North 19 degrees 54 minutes 24 seconds West 97.55 feet; thence run North 65 degrees 35 minutes 36 seconds East 500.00 feet; thence run South 19 degrees 54 minutes 24 seconds East 232.31 feet; thence run North 80 degrees 56 minutes 32 seconds East 14.61 feet to a point of curve to the left having a radius of 1476.86 feet, through a central angle of 24 degrees 07 minutes 42 seconds for an arc distance of 621.93 feet, chord being North 68 degrees 52 minutes 41 seconds East 617.35 feet; thence run North 56 degrees 48 minutes 50 seconds East 2758.83 feet to a point lying on the Southwesterly Right of Way boundary of Beacon Road; thence run North 32 degrees 17 minutes 53 seconds West along said Right of Way boundary 330.10 feet; thence run North 40 degrees 26 minutes 31 seconds West along said Right of Way boundary 330.24 feet to a concrete monument (marked #2919) marking the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning and leaving said Right of Way boundary run South 56 degrees 48 minutes 50 seconds West 399.75 feet to a concrete monument (marked #2919); thence run North 40 degrees 30 minutes 04 seconds West 109.78 feet to a point; thence run North 56 degrees 46 minutes 43 seconds East 400.00 feet to a concrete monument (marked #2919) lying on the Southwesterly Right of Way boundary of said Beacon Road; thence run South 40 degrees 21 minutes 11 seconds East along said Right of Way boundary 109.99 feet to the Point of Beginning. PARCEL 3: Lot 46, Lighthouse Ridge Estates, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at an old concrete monument marking the Northwest corner of Section 36 Township 7 South, Range 5 West, Franklin County, Florida; thence run South 00 degrees 00 minutes 12 seconds East 471.89 feet to the Northerly Right of Way boundary of a 60.00 foot roadway; thence run North 80 degrees 56 minutes 55 seconds East along said Northerly Right of Way boundary 738.17 feet; thence run North 00 degrees 00 minutes 12 seconds West 470.00 feet; thence run North 60 degrees 10 minutes 29 seconds East 1033.33 feet; thence run East 435.00 feet; thence run North 49 degrees 42 minutes 28 seconds East 1310.00 feet; thence run North 40 degrees 26 minutes 31 seconds West 285.00 feet; thence run North 56 degrees 46 minutes 14 seconds East 228.65 feet to the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning continue North 56 degrees 46 minutes 14 seconds East 219.42 feet to the Westerly Right of Way boundary of a 60.00 foot roadway; thence run North 24 degrees 09 minutes 35 seconds West along said Right of Way boundary 117.94 feet to a point of curve to the left; thence run Northwesterly along said Right of Way boundary and along said curve with a radius of 346.63 feet thru a central angle of 29 degrees 44 minutes 21 seconds for an arc distance of 179.92 feet; thence run South 25 degrees 36 minutes 10 seconds West 279.16 feet; thence run South 40 degrees 26 minutes 31 seconds East 150.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. PARCEL 4: Lot 1, BAY VISTA, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 41, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. PARCEL 6: Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4, Block 2, SHADOW PINES, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 16, Page 38, 38A and 38B, of the Public Records of Walton County, Florida. The Property identified in Exhibit A to this Judgment consists of eight (8) separate lots on the various parcels. The lots identified in the legal description of the Property attached hereto as Exhibit A shall be sold separately on the date of the foreclosure sale as follows: 1. Parcel 1, Lot 43, Lighthouse Ridge Estates 2. Parcel 2, Lot 42, Lighthouse Ridge Esates 3. Parcel 3, Lot 46, Lighthouse Ridge Estates 4. Parcel 4, Lot 1, Bay Vista 5. Parcel 6, Lot 1, Shadow Pines 6. Parcel 6, Lot 2, Shadow Pines 7. Parcel 6, Lot 3, Shadow Pines 8. Parcel 6, Lot 4, Shadow Pines ANY LIENHOLDER CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS FROM THIS SALE, IF ANY, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 45.031(1)(A), FLORIDA STATUTES DATED this the 300th day of September, 2011. MARTHA INGLE Clerk of the Court By: Angelica Price Deputy Clerk Oct 13, 20, 2011 35721T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, as successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, Plaintiff, Vs. H & H INVESTMENTS LLC, an Alabama Limited Liability company, EVERETT HAWKER, a/k/a MAXWELL E. HAWKER, and PAUL E. HAWKER, Defendants. CASE NO.: 11-000117-CA CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 27, 2011, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market St., Apalachicola, Florida 32456, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on November 8, 2011, the following described property: Lots 33 and 34, Block B, Unit 3, St. James Island Park Subdivision, being in Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 3 West of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Dated: September 27, 2011. Franklin County Clerk of Court By; Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk October 6, 13, 2011 35711T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PREMIER BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JIMMY W. MEEKS, SR., and SIDNEY GRAY, Defendants. CASE NO. 2009-461-CA 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 September 14, 2011, in Case No. 2009-461-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit for Franklin County, Florida, in which PREMIER BANK is the Plaintiff, and JIMMY W. MEEKS, SR., and SIDNEY GRAY are the Defendants, that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Franklin County, Florida, will sell at public sale the following described real property: Commence at a 5 inch by 5 inch concrete monument marking the Southeast corner of the Northeast quarter of Section 36, Township 8 South, Range 7 West, Franklin County, Florida and run North 00 degrees 04 minutes 26 seconds East 409.10 feet to a 5 inch by 5 inch concrete monument lying on the Northerly right-of-way boundary of U.S. Highway No. 98, thence run South 86 degrees 53 minutes 00 seconds West along said Northerly right-of-way boundary of 726.12 feet to a re-rod (marked no. 4261) marking the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue South 86 degrees 53 minutes 00 seconds West along said right-of-way boundary 98.24 feet to a re-rod (marked no. 4261), thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run North 00 degrees 04 minutes 18 seconds East 200.30 feet to a re-rod lying on the Southerly right-of-way boundary of a 100 foot wide Florida Power Corporation Powerline Easement, thence run North 86 degrees 57 minutes 05 seconds East along said Southerly right-of-way boundary 98.43 feet to a re-rod, thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run South 00 degrees 07 minutes 47 seconds West 200.19 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. The sale will be held on October 19, 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 22, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Franklin County Clerk of Court Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk October 6, 13, 2011 35542T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 2008-CA-000352 SUNTRUST BANK, INC., Plaintiff, vs. EVERETT REID BABB, et al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 28, 2011 entered in Civil Case No. 2008-CA-000352 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Carrabelle, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 11:00 AM on the 26th day of October, 2011 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 6 of LAKE PRISTINE, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page(s) 2, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 12th day of Sept, 2011. Marcia Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC, 225 E. ROBINSON ST SUITE 660 ORLANDO, FL 32801 (407) 674-1850 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of Court Administration at (850) 577-4401, or at the Leon County Courthouse, Room 225, 301 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 within 2 working days of receipt of a notice compelling you to appear at a court proceeding; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. October 13, 20, 2011

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Install/Maint/RepairHousekeepersExperienced housekeepers needed for bed & breakfast. (850) 653-9199 Medical/HealthWeems MemorialIs now hiring for the following positions: Registered Dietician RN Lab Technician EMT Clerical Applications are available atwww weemsmemorial.com and may be submitted to Ginny Griner, WMH HR Director, ggriner@ weemsmemorial.com or FAXED to 850-653-1879 Web ID 34173429 Medical/HealthCNA’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#: 34179682 Text FL79682 to 56654 35909T NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Under Florida Statutes “Self Service Storage Facility Act” 83.802-83.809 F.S. Gulf Coast Storage LLC will sell, for cash, to the highest bidder(s) OR may opt to retain the contents of the following storage units-names #24 Tammy Gordie #55 Mark Stockton #83-60 Larry Hatfield #92 Mark Hicks The facility will dispose of or sell the contents at 241 Patton Dr, Eastpoint, Florida at 9:00 am November 5, 2011. The parties may redeem their contents prior to sale time at full amount owed, cash only. Contents may be sold individually, as a whole unit or retained by facility in lieu of payment. Call 850-670-4636 for amount to redeem. Gulf Coast Storage LLC Locally Owned & Operated 850-670-4636 Email: info@gulfcoaststorage.co m Betty Jean Baker, Manager October 13, 20, 2011 35955T NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of DECISION PROCESSES INTERNATIONAL (DPI), located at 744 Gulf Shore Drive, in the County of Franklin, in the City of Carrabelle, Florida 32322, intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Carrabelle, Florida, this 13th day of October, 2011. Stephanie Angel October 13, 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. English Bulldog PuppyAkc Register, 11 weeks old, has all shots, health certificate, health guarantee, vaccines up to date & all wormings, ready for new home. Cost $800. More info: candows@live.com (941) 585-0554 GUN SHOWSanta Rosa County Auditorium, Milton, FL Oct 22 & 23rd 9am -5pm call (850) 957-4952 or (850) 261-8407 General Admission $6 35875T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST INC. ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-AHL2, Plaintiff, vs. RUFUS E. TOWNSEND, SR. A/K/A RUFUS TOWNSEND; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RUFUS E. TOWNSEND, SR. A/K/A RUFUS TOWNSEND; ANNIE L. TOWNSEND; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANNIE L. TOWNSEND; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) CASE NO. 19-2009-CA-000702 NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Franklin County, Florida, described as: ALL THAT PARCEL OF LAND IN BOROUGH OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA, AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN DEED OR BOOK 448 PAGE 98, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS ALL LOT THREE AND SEVENTEEN AND NINE-TENTHS OF LOT NUMBER FOUR NEXT TO AND ADJOINING LOT THREE OF BLOCK ONE SEVENTY-TWO IN THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE MAP THEREOF IN MOST COMMON USE A/K/A 234 7th Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 at 11:00 AM, on November 15, 2011. DATED THIS 28th DAY OF September, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 28th day of September, 2011. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Danny Davis, Office of Court Administration, 301 South Monroe Street, Room 225, Tallahassee, FL 32303, 850.577.4401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff October 13, 20, 2011 35873T IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, VS. JAMES MICHAEL MARGERT A/K/A JAMES M. MARGERT A/K/A JAMES MARGERT, LEESA D. MARGERT; ST. JAMES BAY PROPERTY OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION INC, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/ OWNERS, Defendants. Case No. 19-2009-CA-000379 Division NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on September 27, 2011, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida described as: LOT 17 OF BLOCK B, ST. JAMES BAY SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PP. 39-46, PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA and commonly known as: VACANT LAND A/K/A LOT 17 BLOCK B ROYAL TERN WAY, CARABELLE, 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 November 16, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Any persons 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 29th day of September, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Christopher C. Lindhardt (813) 229-0900 x1533 Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800 Tampa, FL 33601-0800 October 13, 20, 2011 35861T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs IVAN W. WALKER and JOHNNY MILLENDER, Defendants. NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure of Mortgage and Ordering Sale entered on September 27, 2011, in Case Number 2011000115CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit for Franklin County, Florida, in which CENTENNIAL BANK is Plaintiff, and IVAN W. WALKER and JOHNNY MILLENDER are Defendants, I, Marcia M. ,Johnson, Clerk of Circuit Court, will sell at public sale the following described real property: Lots 7 and 8, Block “C”, Range 15, Pickett’s Addition to the City of Carrabelle, Florida, Franklin County, together with all improvements. The sale will be held on November 8, 2011, at 11:00 A.M. (Eastern Time) to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the front door of the Franklin County Courthouse in Apalachicola, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031 of the 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 this 3rd day of October, 2011. MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of Court By: Terry E. Creamer As Deputy Clerk October 13, 20, 2011 35845T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs HERBERT P. WITT and CAPITAL CITY BANK, Defendants. NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure of Mortgage and Ordering Sale entered on September 27, 2011, in Case Number 2011-000091CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit for Franklin County, Florida, in which CENTENNIAL BANK is Plaintiff, and HERBERT P. WITT and CAPITAL CITY BANK are Defendants, I, Marcia M. ,Johnson, Clerk of Circuit Court, will sell at public sale the following described real property: Triangular parcel adjacent to Block 117 on the SW, excepting a parcel conveyed by R.H. Powell to Fannie Coulter by deed recorded in Franklin County Deed Book II at Pages 204-205. Further described by that certain survey drawn by Edwin G Brown & Associates, Inc, dated December 13, 2004, Job No. 01-043 PSC: 26131, as follows: Begin at a rod and cap marking the Southwest Corner of Lot 10, Block “117”, of the City of Apalachicola, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Deed Book “M”, Page 437, of the official records office of Franklin County, Florida; thence run along the Southwesterly boundary line of said Block “117” as follows: North 48 degrees 42 minutes 00 seconds West 179.92 feet; thence North 48 degrees 51 minutes 00 seconds West 60.07 feet to an iron pipe; thence leaving said boundary line run South 39 degrees 53 minutes 35 seconds West 78.91 feet to an iron pipe lying on the Easterly right of way of a 50 foot wide roadway (not open); thence run along said right of way South 00 degrees 27 minutes 08 seconds West 96.32 feet to an iron pipe marking the intersection of said right of way with the Northerly right of way of a roadway (not open); thence leaving said Easterly right of way run along said Northerly right of way South 89 degrees 39 minutes 03 seconds East 231.77 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 0.47 acres more or less. The sale will be held on November 8, 2011, at 11:00 A.M. (Eastern Time) to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the front door of the Franklin County Courthouse in Apalachicola, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031 of the 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 this 3rd day of October, 2011. MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of Court By: Terry E. Creamer As Deputy Clerk October 13, 20, 2011 35843T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY HANCOCK BANK, successor in interest to PEOPLES FIRST COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, Vs. JJK DEVELOPMENT, LLC, JEFFREY J. DAUP, KEVIN B. PARKER, DIRT ROADS DEVELOPMENT, LLC, VANGUARD BANK AND TRUST COMPANY through VBT INVESTMENT COMPANY, INC., successor by merger, Defendants. CASE NO. 09-000335-CA NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 26, 2011, entered in Case Number 09-000335-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein HANCOCK BANK, successor in interest to PEOPLES FIRST COMMUNITY BANK is the Plaintiff and JJK DEVELOPMENT, LLC, JEFFREY J. DAUP, KEVIN B. PARKER, DIRT ROADS DEVELOPMENT, LLC and VANGUARD BANK AND TRUST COMPANY through VBT IN VESTMENT COMPANY, INC., successor by merger, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the Front of the Franklin County Courthouse, Second Floor Lobby 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida, Franklin County, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, on the 8th day of November, 2011, the following described property situated in Franklin County, Florida, and set forth in the Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 36, Lakes on the Bluff, according to the plat thereof recorded in the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, in Plat Book 8, Pages 33, 34, & 35. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Court Administrator’s Office no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding at 300 East Fourth Street, Panama City, Florida, 32401, Telephone: (850) 763-9061. ext. 327; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-9558770 (V), via Florida Relay Service. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court, on this 28th day of September, 2011. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT FRANKLIN COUNTY By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk October 13, 20, 2011 35841T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST 2006-3, MORTGAGE-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2006-3, Plaintiff, vs. GINGER MADDEN; ROBERT KEVIN STEELE; PETER JON BARTON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GINGER MADDEN; LINDA STEELE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GINGER BOWDEN MADDEN; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT # 2; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT KEVIN STEELE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PETER JON BARTON, etal. Defendant CASE NO. 09-000289-CA NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated September 26, 2011 and entered in 09-000289-CA of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST 2006-3, MORTGAGE-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2006-3, is the Plaintiff and GINGER MADDEN; ROBERT KEVIN STEELE; PETER JON BARTON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GINGER MADDEN; LINDA STEELE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GINGER BOWDEN MADDEN; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT # 2; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT KEVIN STEELE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PETER JON BARTON are the Defendant(s). Kendall Wade as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 102 SE Avenue B, Carrabelle, FL 32322-1800, on the FRONT STEPS of the Courthouse, at 11:00 a.m. on November 8, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final judgment, to wit: LOT 31, RESORT VILLAGE, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGES 8 AND 9 PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 28th day of September, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson As Clerk of the Court By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk October 13, 20, 2011 35837T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS L MAPIER A/K/A THOMAS NAPIER et al, Defendant(s). CASE NO.: 19-2009-CA-000634 DIVISION: NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated September 26, 2011 and entered in Case No. 19-2009-CA000634 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and THOMAS L MAPIER A/K/A THOMAS NAPIER; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF THOMAS L MAPIER A/K/A THOMAS NAPIER N/K/A MONICA MAPIER; RICHARD A. BRAY; 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 15th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 30, SOUTH SHOAL, AS BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS LOT 11, BLOCK H, OF ALLIGATOR HARBOR UNIT 2, A SUBDIVISION LOCATED IN FRACTIONAL SECTION 6, T7S, R1W, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT 30 S SHOAL, ALLIGATOR POINT, FL 32322 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on September 28, 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 F09104803 October 13, 20, 2011 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 F09084002 October 13, 20, 2011 35765T NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice if hereby given that, FREDERICK CARTER JOHNSON, the holders of the following certificate have filed said certificate for tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 940 Year of issuance: 2009 Description of property: Lot 3 Anglers Point f/k/a/ Lots 14 & 15 Emerald Point et al Full Legal Description can be viewed at Clerk of the Circuit Court’s Office PARCEL NO: 23-08s-06w-1005-0000-00 30 Name is which assessed: S & P N B, L.L.C. All of said property being in the State of Florida, Franklin County. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the first (1st) Monday in the month of November 2011, which is the 7TH day of NOVEMBER 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 26TH day of SEPTEMBER 2011. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2011 Attend College Online from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 866-467-0054 www.Centura.us.com Airlines Are Hiring Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-206-9405 Partners in Grime Cleaning Services 850-630-8471. or 850-340-0492 For Homes or Condo’s free estimates by phone!

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Local A14 | The Times Thursday, October 13, 2011 Our local real estate experts have identied what they feel are the best values around and are oering them to you in Real Estate Picks! (In this section), Discover the best real estate values in Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Cape San Blas, St. George Island, Carrabelle and surrounding areas. Best Values on the Forgotten Coast Real Estate Picks John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.com MLS#245180 $54,900 St. George Island LOVELY HIGH & DRY HOME SITE Located in the quiet neighborhood of the Gulf Beaches, Possible Gulf views from the second story of a home. Mature pines & native vegetation. Lot has been recently cleared, so you can see what youre buying! West Bayshore Drive. Listed by Michael Billings John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.com MLS#243241 $799,900 St. George Island BEAUTIFUL PLANTATION HOME Large OPEN living/ kitchen/ dining area offering panoramic views of Apalachicola Bay, Fireplace, Tile Floors, huge Screened Porch, covered deck, 5 BR & 3 BA plus additional sitting area, furnished, Dock for dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated to meet all your insurance needs By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer About 50 folks, many with companion animals, joined the staff of the Franklin County An imal Shelter on Saturday, Oct. 1 to tour the shelter, dedicate a new play yard and share a pic nic in the sun. Volunteers grilled hot dogs and sausages, to accompany a table. lled with other food, including sugar cookies in the shape of dog biscuits. The highlight of the festivi ties was the dedication of the new Ben Watkins Play Yard, featuring large and small dog play areas. The yard, in front of the shelter building, features a six-foot fence and large shade trees. Donations paid for the $4,000 addition. Karen Martin, shelter direc tor, said the humane society board dedicated the play area to attorney Watkins out of grati tude for his generosity to the shelter and as a tribute to his great love of animals. The project included the renovation of nine large animal runs. Its important that people understand how important this is, said martin. All of our dogs are housed outside during the day. Now, they can be housed in larger exercise pens so they wont become aggressive or kennel crazy. It improves their quality of life and makes them happier, which means they are more adoptable. As part of the celebration, shelter workers created a rug for the ofce by imprinting the paws of all resident puppies onto an oilcloth. Rafe for $1,000 worth of furniture A yard sale to benet the shelter is planned for this Sat urday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The sale, located next to Da vids New and Used Furniture on U.S. 98, will include all of the furniture housed in the stores discount room. David Smith, owner of the furniture store, also donated a gift certicate for $1,000 in furniture to be rafed off the day of the yard sale. Rafe tickets cost $3, or two for $5 and may be purchased at the Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic, Franklin County Hu mane Society, Davids New and Used Fine Furniture and the Apalachicola Times. Membership in the Hu mane Society costs $25 for in dividuals, $50 for families and $100 for a business. You can join or make a donation online at www.forgottenpets.org or visit the shelter at 244 State Route 65 in Eastpoint. Volunteers are desperate ly needed for grant writing, fundraising and to socialize or foster animals. If you can help, call 670-8417. A gallery of the humane society open house is online at www.apalachtimes.com. Carrabelle propane tax is legal Scheduling monthly propane payments can decrease the amount of tax you pay. At Carrabelles Oct. 6 board meeting, newly elected Commis sioner Brenda LaPaz explained a propane tax that has caused some controversy. LaPaz told commissioner she had received phone calls complain ing about a tax on propane gas. She said the tax, levied under city ordinance 113, is legal and has been in place since 1971 but Williams Propane of Tallahassee had been collecting the tax improperly This tax applies to propane or natural gas delivered to any resi dence or business within Carrabelle city limits, LaPaz said. In 2007, Williams became the propane provider for Carrabelle. Initially, they did not charge the tax. Since then city has repeatedly requested payment of the tax. Wil liams failed to comply. In July, Car rabelles city attorney sent a letter to Williams asking for payment. Williams began collecting the tax on Sept. 1, but Williams had been improperly collecting 5.77 percent on each sale of propane during the month of Sept. LaPaz said, The manager of Williams Propane explained to me that they came up with the amount by looking on a Florida Department of Revenue website. She said that ordinance 113 states, ten percent of each indi vidual purchase or a maximum of $6 per month (will be levied) if billed on a monthly basis, whichever is less. She said Williams now under stands the correct amount of tax to charge. LaPaz said, My advice to users of large amounts of propane and to folks who have their tanks lled monthly is to have Williams Pro pane bill you on a monthly basis. This will ensure that you pay a total of only $6 per month which is $72 per year. If you continue to pay the driver each time you are delivered propane, you could end up paying a large amount of propane tax. Snyder elected mayor pro tem At the Oct. 6 city meeting, Com missioner Charlotte Snyder was elected mayor pro tem of Carrabelle by the commission with a vote of three to two; Commissioners Bren da LaPaz and Cal Allen opposed. Cal Allen was also nominated for the post but was defeated by a vote of three to two with Commissioners Frank Mathes and Charlotte Snyder and Mayor Curley Messer opposed. The mayor pro tem acts as a tem porary mayor during the absence of the elected mayor. Change of venue for Apalachicola Precinct 4 polling place The polling place for Precinct 4 voters is moving. Voters, who previously cast their ballots at St. Patricks Parish Hall, will now vote at the American Le gion Hall, 801 U.S. Highway 98, west of Apalachicola. Supervisor of Elections Ida Cooper Elliott said, It is no longer feasible to have the poll at St. Pat ricks due to space considerations. She said about 100 voters will be af fected by the change. She said the move will also save money by reducing the number of poll workers needed. Elliott said the Legion Hall al ready housed the polling place for Precinct 8. The building is divided into two parts, she said. The deputy can stand at the front door and direct voters to the proper room for their precinct. Elliott said the rst election at the new venue will be the Presiden tial Preference Primary on January 31, 2012. If you have questions or concerns about the change call the Franklin County Elections Ofce 653-9520 or email icelliott@votefranklin.com. Humane Society open house well attended News BRIEFS LO I S SWO B ODA | The Times Friends of the Humane Society gathered to celebrate the opening of the Ben Watkins Play Yard, from left, Trish Finkey with her dog Sophie; Joann McCall with Ale, a dog she is fostering; former Humane Society President Bud Hayes, center, Krista Kelly with Precious; and current Humane Society President Susan Kearney. The dogs pictured here were all county rescues.LO I S SWO B ODA | The Times Kennel supervisor Warren Van Bramer holds Shy Edwin. Edwin has been at the shelter since February and is in desperate need of a home. Van Bramer said he has worked to socialize the docile and affectionate Edwin, who has been neutered and received all his shots.



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xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COMPP hone: 850-653-8868W W e b: apalachtimes.comE E mail: dadlerstein@star.com Fax: 850-653-8036C C i rculation: 800-345-8688 DEAEADLILINESES FOOR NEEXTT WEEWEEK:S School News & SSociety: 11 a.m. Friday Real E Estate AAds: 11 a.m. ThursdayL L egal AAds: 11 a.m. FridayC C lassied Display AAds: 11 a.m. FridayC C lassied LLine AAds: 5 p.m. Monday CContact Us OOut to see IIndex Butler to chair GCSC trusteesBy Lois SwobodaTimes Staff Writer On Oct. 4, Denise Butler was honored with a reception for her new appointment as chairman of the Board of Trustees of Gulf Coast State College (GCSC). The reception, which took place at Water Street Hotel, was hosted by James Harris Jr., a director on the Foundation Board for GCSC.; Brenda Galloway, director of GCSC Gulf/Franklin Center; Nina Marks, superintendent of schools for Franklin County; and banker Donnie Gay. In a short speech given at the reception, Butler said, Gulf Coast State College is an economic engine for the entire region. She called her election as chair the honor of a lifetime. Speaking of her fellow educators she said, We are very blessed in our community to have the hearts of teachers running the schools. Gulf Coast State College President Jim Kerley also spoke at the reception. I knew she was ready, and I was hoping shed be the board chair, Kerley said. Gulf Coast State College is all about workforce, jobs and making the community a Evergreen in our memoriesBy Lois SwobodaTimes Staff Writer Seven-acre Evergreen Cemetery is the largest East End burial site. Located in Carrabelle, it contains more than 640 graves dating from 1881. The land was donated to the city by the Gray family, many of whom are buried in the oldest section. Many prominent Carrabelle citizens rest in Evergreen including Julia Mae Putnal, owner of the famous Julia Maes Restaurant; William Ira Mattair, the rst mate of the steamboat Tarpon who lost his life when the ship sank in 1937; and beloved midwife Tillie Miller. Also buried here are veterans from Vietnam, the rst and second World Wars, the Korean War, the Civil War, the Spanish American War and the Indian Wars. There are immigrants from Greece, Italy, Spain, Norway, Scotland and Sweden. In 2008, Arne Larson of Sweden traced his grandfather to Evergreen after years of searching and placed a new tombstone on his grave in a ceremony attended by members of the extended family. There are a number of beautiful and historic markers in Evergreen featuring poetry and representations of nautical objects like anchors and lighthouses, musical instruments and, on one grave, a sheriffs badge. Many of the graves are also decorated with seashells and coral. Evergreen is more homey than spooky with a well tended garden at the Millender plot near the center. Many of the plots are carefully decorated, and some have chairs Apalachicola Historical Inn to be auctioned Oct. 20Special to The TimesLong rumored to be the site of the expansion of CVS pharmacy, the Apalachicola Historical Inn, a bed-andbreakfast at U.S. 98 and 12th Street in Apalachicola, will be up for auction on Oct. 20. Jason Hayes, project manager for the National Auction Group, said the inn, which had received no takers at an asking price of a half-million dollars, offers a tranquil haven to relax and watch the world go by with its extensive porches and lush tropical landscaping. We had people calling and interested in doing (a bed-and-breakfast), he said. Hopefully someone will step in and buy it. The inn is among a variety of properties in coastal Alabama and the Florida Panhandle to be sold at a bank-ordered auction on Oct. 18 and 20. The properties range from a three-story ofce building to a tennis club complex to numerous waterfront homes and condominiums. Many of the properties will be sold absolute, meaning regardless of price. The event will be conducted by The National Auction Group of Gadsden, Ala., a team of trained specialists in marketing of high-end properties. The Alabama properties will be sold at auction at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Wharf Convention Center at 4550 Main St. in Orange Beach. The Alabama sales ofce is at 1544 West Second St. in Gulf Shores. The Florida properties will be offered on Oct. 20 at the Palms Conference LOISLOIS SWOSWO BO O DA A | The TimesFrom left are Dr. Jim Kerley, Brenda Galloway, James Harris, Denise Butler, Donnie Gay and Nina Marks.See BUTLE TLER A5JASO ASO N HAHA YES ES | Special to The TimesThe Apalachicola Historical Inn will be auctioned Oct. 20. EETErnRNITyY AT EAST EndEND: PP ArR T IIIISee EE VEERGREEEEN A3 See AA UCTIOCTION A5Thursday, October 13, 2011 Vol OL 126 Iss SS UE 24 PP HOTOS byBY LOISLOIS SWOSWO BO O DA A | The TimesLELEFTT : Hughey Jones memorial is one of many adorned with nautical symbols. CECE NTETER: The nal resting place of beloved Carrabelle midwife Tillie Miller. RI IGHTHT : A cypress marker. BELOW ELOW: Cecil Millenders garden recently sparked an upsurge of interest in Evergreen Cemetery. The road running through the graveyard was renamed in his honor by the city commission last year.Sexual predator caught in LouisianaFlorida Freedom NewspapersEASTPOIEASTPOI NT T Norman Bill Williams was captured at the Grifn Station Marina in LaFourche Parish, La., on Monday, the U.S Marshals Service wrote in a news release. Williams, a Florida prison inmate, was released into the woods near Eastpoint on Sept. 24 and quickly disappeared. Because he was a sexual predator who had been shunned by his family, Williams had no place else he could legally stay. Probation ofcials placed a tracker on Williams leg and told him to remain in the woods. However, he quickly removed the tracker and ed the area, ofcials said. According to court documents. Williams spent a big chunk of his adulthood in state prison, rst beginning in 1985 and running through 1993, with fewer than two years free during that time. He has been convicted of grand theft, burglary of an occupied dwelling, escape, aggravated assault with a weapon and armed burglary. The crime that led NOrRMAnN W WILLIAMSSee PP REEDATOATOR A5Giant snails invade, AA8 TThird annual Florida Black Bear FestivalThis family-oriented festival is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sands Park in Carrabelle. There will be presentations by bear biologists; guided tours of the Apalachicola National Forest; a childrens area; live music; and vendors. Bear education displays will be showcased along with examples of bear-resistant garbage cans, electric fencing and traps. For more information, contact Allen Loyd at allenloyd@earthlink.net or call 727-823-3888.WWine and CChocolate E ExtravaganzaTrinity Episcopal Church in Apalachicola will host a wine and chocolate tasting on Friday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. The price of admission is one bottle of wine for tasting. There will also be an auction of special wines and chocolate desserts plus other select items. Proceeds will be used to purchase Thanksgiving turkeys for Franklins Promise and renovations to Trinitys newly acquired building on Fifth Street. There will also be cheese for those who do not eat chocolate. Donations are gratefully accepted. For information, call 6533923.Bingo for the BusMark your calendar for Oct. 26, the season opener for Bingo for the Bus at Chillas Hall, 156-A Heffernan Drive, Lanark Village. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Three tickets for $2. Proceeds go towards buying a new bus for Lanark Village. For information call 697-8872.CCarrabelle LLions CClub golf tourney OOct. 15On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Carrabelle Lions Club will hold their second annual tournament at St. James Bay Golf Resort to benet the hearing and vision-impaired. Shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $100 per player; four-player teams with an 18-hole Florida scramble. A silent auction and banquet will follow the tourney. Cost of the banquet is $25. For more information, call 697-9507. Download a registration form at www. stjamesbay.com. Items for the silent auction are still being accepted.Opinion. . . . . . ............A A 4 Society . . . . . . ............A A 6 Faith. . . . . . . ..............A A 7 Outdoors. . . . . . ...........A A 8 Sports. . . . . . . .............A A 9 Tide Chart. . . . . .........A A 10 Classieds. . . ......A A 12-AA13

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LocalA2 | The Times Thursday, October 13, 2011 Youre Invited to the Grand Opening of... District Satellite Ofce 58 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL Thursday, October 13th5:30p.m. 7:30 p.m.Food (low country boil, oysters and more) and beverages will be served. GRANDOPENING YourOffice! Bill MontfordForida Senate District 6 Special to the TimesGood news was shared last week from United Way of the Big Bends Franklin County community-investment process as funds were distributed to 14 human-service agencies in the county, as well as relief funds from the United Way Gulf Recovery Fund. A group of knowledgeable Franklin volunteers spent numerous hours at Centennial Bank in Apalachicola to ensure the $35,670 was allocated in a fair and unbiased manner so that these select agencies can provide services for local people in need throughout the year. The Franklin County Agencies, their telephone numbers, types of services they offer, and allocation dollar amounts are as follows: 2-1-1 Big Bend (211), 24-hour crisis, suicide and HIV/AIDS hotline, $500 The Alzheimers Project (3862778), Full range of resource services including counseling, referral and support groups, $1,500 Americas Second Harvest of the Big Bend (562-3033), Provides surplus food to the needy through nonprot agencies, $4,000 American Red Cross, Capital Area Chapter (878-6080), Disaster, safety, emergency, volunteer, youth, military services, $3,000 Big Bend Cares (656-2437), Provides education and comprehensive support to people infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS, $1,000 Big Bend Hospice (878-5310), Patient/family hospice care and bereavement, $3,000 Boy Scouts of America, Suwannee River Area Council (5764146), Youth leadership development and prevention programs, $1,000 Capital Area Community Action Agency (653-8057), Primary advocacy and support agency to help low-income residents with crisis needs, and the skills and resources for nancial independence, $5,004 Capital City Youth Services (576-6000), Provides counseling, shelter and support services to children, youth and their families residing in Leon and the surrounding seven counties, $2,000 Fellowship of Christian Athletes (383-1144), Serves middle and high school students and aims to teach honesty, respect for authority, racial harmony, selessness, sexual responsibility, and substance abuse prevention, $1,000 Franklins Promise Coalition (653-3930), Provides a food pantry and other human care services to the needy, $9,068 Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle (800-876-9704), Camps, inner city program and other programs to encourage healthy lifestyles, $1,000 Legal Services of North Florida (385-5007), Legal assistance and counsel for low-income persons, $1,500 Refuge House (653-3313), Assistance for victims of domestic and sexual violence, safe shelter and 24-hour crisis hotline, $2,000 The Franklin County Community Investment Team included Rose McCoy, Ginny Griner, Betty Webb and Danny Gay. The teams agency review process has several components, including having currently-funded and new agencies submit an application. This is comprised of a description of programs offered to clients, numbers of clients served in the county, how the lives of local clients change for the better because of their programs, budget information on the agency, and a list of the board of directors. The team also studies their budgets and hears testimonials from clients and/or agency volunteers. Upon completion, they determine which agencies and how much will be funded for that particular year. As an important part of United Way of the Big Bend, the Franklin County allocation process is a success because local citizens unite for the common good of those in need, said Donnie Gay, Franklin County Community Investment team member. Another important announcement was made at the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce luncheon Oct. 5. In response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, CNN hosted a star-studded telethon on Larry King Live in late June 2010 to raise money for the people, animals, and environment of the Gulf Coast. The two-hour CNN show raised $1.3 million with proceeds beneting three charities deeply involved in emergency assistance efforts: United Way (people), National Wildlife Federation (animals) and The Nature Conservancy (environment). United Ways portion of the proceeds totaled $425,000 for the United Way Gulf Recovery Fund, an emergency fund created by the leadership of United Way for the Greater New Orleans Area and supported by United Ways along the Gulf from Louisiana to Florida. A regional allocations board worked with community partners to assess the ongoing and unmet needs of the people impacted by the oil spill and to facilitate the distribution of funds. The $425,000 was distributed to four Gulf States including Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi. Floridas $107,355 was distributed between six coastal United Ways, including Franklin and Wakulla counties of the Big Bend. Franklin County received $13,152. The United Way Gulf Recovery Fund was established to provide emergency assistance, as well as support for long-term recovery efforts to rebuild lives. It addresses educational, nancial and healthrelated challenges. Thousands found their lives and livelihoods impacted by the Gulf Coast oil spill. The economic ripple effect reached far beyond the shing, hospitality and tourism industries. Families have received assistance through the recovery fund to help with food, clothing, utility assistance, rent and mortgage relief, and access to health and mental-health care. For more information about becoming a UWBB volunteer or the agencies funded in this process, please call Heather Mitchell at 414-0855 or Arnold McKay at 4888168, or visit UWBB online at www. uwbb.org.United Way helps fund 14 agencies ARTISTS DisISCOVErR APa ALaACHiICOLaA Sandy Yarborough and Sue Catchings, both of Nashville, painted with Lori Putnam, right, on Friday afternoon. In the background is Eunice Kern of Clarksville, Tenn. A group of 18 painters from across the south gathered at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and the Arts to study Plein Air painting techniques with Putnam a nationally acclaimed artist Friday, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Oct. 9. Leslie Collins, visiting from Nashville, said this was her rst trip to Franklin County. Its just beautiful, she said.LOLO IS SWO O BOD OD A | The TimesSpecial to The TimesA new family practice clinic is scheduled opened Monday in Carrabelle. Dr. Lionel Catlin serves as medical director and family practice physician at the Phoenix Family Health Care Center, 1581 West U.S. Highway 98. The Phoenix is a full service center providing general primary medical care for the entire family, from pediatrics to adult/geriatrics six days of the week: Monday through Saturday, with evening hours Wednesday and Thursday. Emergency issues are also serviced with no appointment necessary. The practice accepts most insurance companies, Medicaid, Medicare, cash, check and credit card. No insurance? Call, or visit the ofce or website, for the ofce policy and information about our Slide Scale Phoenix Reduced Fee Program. Phoenix offers a range of free health education services including but not limited to topics such as diabetes education and management, hypertension, nutrition, weight loss, smoking cessation, parenthood, teen issues and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Call 697-3420 to schedule an appointment. For hours of operation and more information, visit www.Phoenixfamily HealthCareCenter.com. or www.Phoenix FHCC. com. Dr. Catlin opens family practice in Carrabelle DR. LIOONELEL CATLLIN

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LocalThe Times | A3Thursday, October 13, 2011 SOMETHING NEW FORFRANKLIN COUNTY YOUTHCO-ED BASKETBALL FOR AGES 7 THRU 12 VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO COACH THE FOLLOWING:TEENY MITES (7 8) TINY MITES (9-10) PEE WEE (11-12)IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HELPING MAKE THIS A SUCCESS FOR OUR YOUTH CONTACT FRANKLIN COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION(850) 653-8277TheidealwaytomakesomethingTheabilitytocommunicateto youryoungpeoplewillYouCitizensofFranklinCountyar etheoneswhocanhelpmakeadifferenceTogetherwehaveavision,sonowletshelpmakeithappenhappenisgetinvolveddetermineyoursuccessGETINVOLVEDsonowletsbecomeateamand Calling All Beginner Artists!Painting Classes specially designed for new painters using the tried and true technique of One Stroke Painting. Classes are $35.00, 3 hours, and include all materials; as well as a starter set of brushes to keep.Glynis Holcombe OSCI(One Stroke Certied Instructor)www.pieceocape.com 850-229-1185 or benches for visitors. One prominent resident is buried with a beloved cat, Fluffy.Pirate ghostCarrabelle seems to be a remarkably unhaunted town. So far, I have been unable to nd a single Carrabelle ghost story. I did, however, nd a story about a pirate ghost in the swamp north of town. The apparition takes the form of a red-headed man with a full beard dressed in a buckskin vest and carrying a sword. He is said to have been guarding two bags of South American jewels since about 1750. In the old days, valuables were shipped from New Orleans back to England, and pirates laid in wait for the ships along the Gulf Coast. Our villain, lets call him Red Beard, was said to be a particularly nasty character who didnt hesitate to murder the crew of ships he attacked and was known to turn on his own men and slaughter them to increase his share of the loot. Finally, the other pirates turned on him, murdered his crew and drove Red Beard into Tates Hell carrying two bags of jewels he had plundered. He never re-emerged, and nobody ever learned his fate. Over the years, people hunting in the swamp have encountered the pirate in Franklin, Wakulla and Taylor counties. He is said to appear near a small stand of cypress where his treasure is hidden. According to 1960s editions of the Apalachicola Times, around 1920, an elderly man suffering from dementia wandered into the swamp, and a huge search party formed. Searchers found his handkerchief and footprints. They penetrated deeper into the swamp. One man, who had set out on his own, located the elder in the company of another person. The old mans companion had a shock of red hair and was dressed in peculiar clothing. The searcher called and waved as he approached the pair, and he later reported that the red head seemed to drift in and out of his sight. When the searcher reached his quarry, the second man was gone. He asked the old man, Who were you talking to? The old man replied he couldnt remember the fellows name but said he had been threatened by a sword during the encounter. If you have a Carrabelle ghost story, please share it with our readers. Contact Lois Swoboda at 6531819. Once upon a time, there was a beautiful graveyard near the end of Carrabelles Third Street. Where did it go? Find out next week. Thats another story. EVERGREEN from page A1 LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesWilliam Tuttles tombstone features a photograph of him in his doughboys uniform.Special to The TimesFlorida has a long history of maritime activities. And thanks to the work of Key Largo High School student Kieran Magrane and his father, visitors to the Florida Keys can experience many of the artifacts salvaged over the past decades without even getting their feet wet. Kieran and his dad spent 135 hours over a 12-month period documenting and photographing 160 anchors and cannons that are displayed along a 200-mile stretch of U.S. 1. The artifacts were discovered as far south as the Dry Tortugas and as far north as Ocean Reef in the upper Keys. Many of the artifacts were found in front of highway businesses such as restaurants and gas stations where, in the 1950s and 60s, it was popular to showcase them for visitors and tourists to see. Sixty-three anchors and 77 cannons were among the artifacts that might otherwise eventually decay and disappear if not for the actions taken by Magrane. Now documented by location, these memorabilia will be preserved by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.Student, father map anchors in the Keys

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OpinionA4 | The Times Thursday, October 13, 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 TimesBy Mel KellySpecial to the Times Friendship is a very special gift, given from one to another. Sometimes it is offered as an outstretched hand, a phone call, silent companionship or a casserole during times of crisis. It can be delivered with the loan of an auto, the offer of a spare bedroom, an organ donation or even a shing boat complete with tackle. Sometimes it can be outright nancial or material gifts. Usually we know the friend and are able to acknowledge with a Thank You for the connection we have, and the gesture made. Whether it is the courtesy of attention or a service, an actual physical gift or just welldeserved appreciation, hopefully we offer a genuine, honest Thank you to the giver. But how often have you been given the ippant No problem! response when you thanked someone? Your sincere gesture deserves the courtesy of real acknowledgement with a personalized Youre welcome in return, not that recently adopted, but unsatisfactorily impersonal, automatic retort. Gratitude cant really be taught to children or adults alike. We can try to encourage our children to write proper thank you notes to grandparents or family for birthday or Christmas remembrances, but we may only be teaching them to act grateful, rather than helping them to understand the meaning of real gratitude. That is a value or reality that truly must come from within. But, sometimes things are done for us as gifts, or gestures of caring, and we were never meant to know the giver. Sometimes, one person has the ability and the wherewithal to make the lives of others better or more fun or even more important through the generosity of a special donation, given anonymously but still deserving of note and appreciation. Some donors chose not to demand, or to expect their name placed on the faade of a new building, or to be commemorated on a bronze plaque. More than a few work quietly behind the scenes of an effort, or a community or a project in order to make a good difference for the rest. There are gifts given to us all that might never be properly credited, as the donor requested. A bouquet of owers at a memorial, a bag of replacement toys, a gold coin in the Salvation Army Christmas kettle, scholarships and warm scarves knitted by nameless volunteers, household goods for a re-ravaged home and canned food collected for the holiday homeless or needy are deliberately anonymous. In todays conicted political world, contributions from givers who remain shrouded in mystery and anonymity have been proven to inuence legislation and elections. Foundations, corporations, groups with highsounding historic or purpose-driven names may use monies donated behind-the-scenes to advertise and motivate listeners/viewers to the results sought by the donors. The giver often gets the desired result without needing or wanting to be identied as the source of the public inuence. For other donors, it is a seless end that drives their generosity. Whether made in private or public, it is often the pleasure of that ability to give to make a difference in lives that drives such caring. That kind of person died in Carrabelle this weekend. The generosity that was manifested toward causes and efforts was anonymous, as was wished, but had great impact. Monies were given for Toys for Tots, a youth shing tournament, and reworks funds. Lives were changed for the better with those gifts. Even though seemingly a non-traditional citizen, the donor was a real friend to many who never knew the name. Gratitude was not wanted, nor expected, but was well-deserved. We have lost a friend we didnt even know we had! Mel Kelly is a frequent contributor to the Apalachicola and Carrabelle Times.A true friend, of anonymous generosity THOUGHtTS FOR tTHE TIMESMel KellySpecial to the TimesState Representative Leonard Bembry is proud to announce that Governor Rick Scott held a ceremonial bill signing for three of his sponsored bills from the 2011 session. House Bill 421 claries and preserves the exemptions farmers have historically had for bona de agricultural practices. It also allows use of agriculture lands for agriculture purposes without unnecessary environmental resource permitting requirements when bona de agricultural practices are being carried out on the farms. When we have to spend limited funds for permits to be able to farm we have a real problem in Florida agriculture, said Bembry. Farmers must still qualify for the exemption, just as they have in the past. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has the nal word in determining whether the exemption applies to a particular agriculture practice or land owner. This legislation is for farmers, not developers. Landowners must show agriculture activity has occurred on the property for four of the past seven years in order to comply with the requirements of the bill and avoid additional permitting. The primary purpose of this bill is to assist farmers in being able to continue to farm and complete farm activities on agriculture land. We need to do everything we possibly can to protect Florida agriculture and our rights as farmers, to farm our lands and provide for our families, said Bembry. House Bill 1037 allows Florida seniors the opportunity to contract for Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) services while still remaining in their home. Because of the slow economy, seniors are not able to sell their homes at a reasonable value to support their lifestyle in the future. Some seniors may want to live in their homes longer and this legislation will allow them to do so by providing supportive services. If this legislation had been in place before my mom entered a nursing home, we could have taken care of her longer at home. This would have given me and my family peace of mind knowing she was being properly cared for, said Bembry. Continuing care at-home (CCAH) will allow seniors that reside outside the community future access to shelter, nursing care, or personal services at the CCRC until they sell their home or decide to move. The legislation is pro-seniors, pro-jobs, and will give seniors the ability to plan for their future, said Bembry. I feel like its a very positive piece of legislation for seniors that has the potential to add jobs to Florida. House Bill 95 (HB 95) allows parents of fallen military veterans, as well as surviving spouses and parents of fallen law enforcement ofcers and reghters, to join a select group of people eligible to receive lifetime free entry to Florida State Parks. HB 95 builds on legislation Bembry passed last year that made state park passes available to surviving spouses of deceased members of the United States Armed Forces, National Guard, or reserves who have fallen in combat. I believe this is a thoughtful way for a grateful state to thank those who have sacriced so much for our nation. The favorable consideration of this deserved legislation is the least we could do, said Bembry.PHOt T O COURt T ESY OF RR Ep P B EMb B RYS OFFICEState Rep. Leonard Bembry, left, with Gov. Rick Scott.Gov. Scott signs 3 Bembry bills By Van JohnsonSpecial to The Times The following is the inaugural address, delivered by Apalachicola Mayor Van W. Johnson, Sr. on Oct. 4, on the occasion of beginning his second term. Tonight I stand before you a humbled and grateful man. Humbled by the opportunity you once again entrusted in me to lead this great city and grateful for the many lessons learned over the last four year. The greatest of which was realizing that apart from our many differences we care deeply about Apalachicola. Its the one thing that we all have in common, and its the very essence upon which I will build the second term of my administration. Now more than ever, we are challenged to come together and to rededicate ourselves to doing whats good, necessary and right for Apalachicola. Utilizing what we have in common, we can build working relationships that foster a spirit of harmony and cooperation that will begin at city hall and spread throughout the community. Tonight, I will begin that process by reaching out to those who didnt support my bid for reelection. As your mayor, I want to create opportunities for you to become more involved in the work of the city, so that you too can share in the rewards of living in Apalachicola. To our families and homeowners, to make Apalachicola an affordable community I will continue to support a budget that will not only lower the tax burden and maintain critical services, but also looks out for our employees who are an essential component to running this city. And to our employees, who are often the rst called, but the last recognized. I want to thank you for working with us to make Apalachicola a livable community. As public servants, there is no greater calling than to serve your fellow man. To the business community, please understand that Division and Discord are best friends of Failure. We have been handed the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, because of this, we must own the opportunity to keep what works and change what doesnt. Yes, we can disagree on the specics, but if we fail to cooperate, than we fail to succeed. To the distinguished members of the Apalachicola Board of City Commissioners, the residents of this community did not choose these tough economic times, but they did choose our leadership to help get them through it. Over the last four years by working together we were able to accomplish so much with so little, to the point where others now see Apalachicola as an example of progress. As the elected leadership of this great city, Im asking that you join me in continuing our relationship of mutual respect, trust and progress. Moving forward we need to renew our urgency and commitment toward economic development. We need to foster more collaboration between the business community, local organizations and churches to create and sustain jobs. We need to work diligently toward building up our tourism infrastructure by developing and protecting our city plan and historic squares. We need to continue working toward enhancing our seafood industrys viability for the future and to encourage local cottage industries to help diversify our economy. And lastly, we need to increase the attractiveness of our city as a retirement destination while enhancing recreational opportunities for the youth of our community. As you can see, theres a lot of work to be done and were going to need everyone on board to make it happen. To move us in that direction, tonight I will ask that our Seat 1 City Commissioner Mitchell Bartley oversee the department of public works, including the new wastewater reclamation system. And that our Seat 2 City Commissioner Jimmy Elliott, head the department of streets, parks and docks, including Project Impact, the Youth Center and all of our recreational and youth after-school interests. To Frank Cook, our Seat 3 city commissioner, I ask that you serve as the next mayor pro tem and to continue in your role as the commissioner in charge of re protection, health, and sanitation and to continue to serve on the Tourist Development Council to move the TDC in directing more funds directly to the city of Apalachicola to promote the city. And to our Seat 4 City Commissioner Brenda Ash, Im asking that you continue to serve as commissioner over nance and revenue and to serve as co-chair on an expanded and refocused Strategic Planning Committee to aggressively pursue the goals of this administration, which include revenue enhancement, economic development and job creation. To our city administrator, Betty Taylor-Webb, I thank you and respect your 30-plus years of dedication and tireless efforts to solving the citys toughest problems. Through the years the residents of this community have greatly beneted from programs and projects that you alone implemented, one of which is the stated Strategic Planning Committee made up of the chairperson from each of our appointed boards and tasked with developing a ve-year management plan for the city. Moving forward, I ask that you co-chair the expanded role of this committee together with Commissioner Ash. Apalachicola really is a wonderful city in which to live, work and play so as we close a chapter in the politics of our community. Let us begin anew, working in a spirit of harmony and cooperation where we can dream, hope and plan for a brighter future together. May God Bless Apalachicola, and May God Bless this administration! Thank you.Let us begin anew, working in harmony LEttTTER tTO tTHE EDItTORMy wife and I knew nothing about a Biomass project being planned for Port St. Joe until late August when we received a mailing from the Gulf Citizens for Clean Renewable Energy. At that point, we got involved with this concerned group, and tried to alert the citizens of PSJ of the dangers of an incinerator such as this. We were astounded to learn from many of these citizens that they knew nothing of a BioMass incinerator either. We thought we could simply put out signs telling them of the dangers of pollution from an incinerator, but in addition, we had to educate them on what it was and that it was being planned for our city, because of the lack of citywide notication or town hall meetings. A few days later on Aug. 30, the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) members sold out the city of Port St. Joe, by approving the development order for the Biomass Energy Incinerator and sending it on for a nal decision to the city commissioners. There would have been more people at the PDRB public hearing but it was held at 4 p.m. when most working people could not attend. It seemed city leaders did not want many people there that could speak out against the Biomass incinerator. The city commissioners tried to fast track the Biomass issue by having it on their agenda for Sept. 6, a week after the PDRB vote so as to not give the opposition time to get the word out. But, that was delayed. Again, the city commissioners sold out their own citizens by voting at this public hearing to approve the development order sent from the PDRB. At this particular meeting, due to organized efforts of many concerned individuals and groups, the majority that attended the meeting were opposed to and spoke up against this dirty polluting incinerator. The city commissioners and the PDRB should be ashamed of themselves for already having made up their minds to approve this project, trying to ram it down the throats of the citizens, and pretending to listen to their opinions. You will think back on this and remember how your city leaders sold you out. But, it will be too late!Dave Dorris Port St. JoePSJ sold out by city leaders in Biomass project MaMA YOR Va AN W. JOHNSON

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LocalThe Times | A5Thursday, October 13, 2011 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 THIS PROJECT RECEIVED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM VISITFLORIDA www.BlastontheBay.comPARTIAL FUNDING FOR THIS EVENT PROVIDED BY THE GULF COUNTY TOURISM DEVELOPMENTCOUNCIL ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS FOR CALL 850-370-6090 Special to the TimesApalachicolas Kristin Anderson will join two other distinguished North Florida artists next month as 2011 Celebrity Guest Artists at the Chipola Arts Centers Sunday Afternoon with the Arts. Spend an afternoon with the arts from 1-5 p.m. Nov. 6 at the center, 3056 College St. in Marianna. The seventh annual Sunday Afternoon with the Arts is organized by The Artists Guild of Northwest Florida in partnership with the Chipola Regional Arts Association and Chipola College. Visitors will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Anderson, as well as Dean Mitchell and Michael Harrell. Anderson works with sterling silver, 18K gold, vitreous enamel, and precious and semi-precious stones. She earned a bachelor of arts in painting at Portland State College and a masters in ne art at the University of Wisconsin. Her extensive career includes teaching silversmithing and working as an enamelist at David Andersen A/S in Oslo, Nor way.  Her passion for metal art is reected in her work, which has been accepted by numerous juried exhibitions and publications since 1970. Most recently, her work was exhibited in the Inaugural Arts Exhibition of the Florida Museum for Women Artists in Deland and the San Diego Enamel Guild Juried Enamel 2009 Exhibition titled Radiance. The greatest compliment that my work has ever received was from a professional archeologist. He picked up one of my works and said, Wow! Someday, when someone digs this up, it will become a national treasure, said Anderson, who owns Long Dream Gallery in Apalachicola.  Mitchell is well known for his gurative works, landscapes and still life. In addition to watercolors, he is accomplished in other mediums, including egg temperas, oils and pastels. Harrell received his bachelor of ne arts in graphic design from the University of Georgia. Following graduation, he was a freelance illustrator for MasterCard, American Express and Paramount Pictures and exhibited with the Society of Illustrators at the Museum of American Illustration in New York. His paintings also have been the subject of feature articles in American Artist Watercolor Magazine, Artists Sketchbook and The Artists Magazine. These award winning artists are joining more than 50 regional artists and authors at the reception. An amazing range of work will be on display including sculpture, paintings, drawings, wood carvings, books and photography. Artists from throughout the Panhandle of Florida and Alabama are participating in the exhibit. Interactive art activities for children of all ages will be provided by Debi Pelc Menacof, Outside the Lines Art Studio, and her volunteers. Kids will learn how create small pinch pots, drawings and paintings. As always, music will be a special part of this years exhibit as Elegant Strings from Panama City will open the reception. Door prizes for adults and children will be given away throughout the afternoon. The grand door prize drawing for a framed print donated by John Brewers Studio will be held at the end of the day. The audience will be able to get in on the fun as they select their favorite work in the Peoples Choice Awards. Winning artists will receive a monetary award. Peoples Choice Awards will be announced after 4 p.m. better place, and Denise is a part of that. Butler is the rst chairman from Franklin County and only the second from outside of Bay County. She is also the second woman to serve as chairman. Butler was born in Miami, attended Florida State University and was one of the rst group of teachers to graduate with certication in both elementary and early childhood education. This year, Butler renewed the teaching certicate she has held for 40 years. She was Franklin Countys teacher of the year in 1992. She was the rst national chairman of the National Association of Student Activities Advisors and received national recognition in 1995 from the National Association of Workshop Directors. She worked as a teacher for 16 years, served as principal of Apalachicola High School for three years and served on the Franklin County School Board for four years. In 2002, Butler changed careers and began working as a licensed agent for Cook Insurance, where she was employed until December 2010. In January 2011, she and her husband, Cliff, opened the Butler Insurance Agency. Denise and Cliff celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in August. Center (Sleep Inn) at 9201 Front Beach Road in Panama City Beach. The Florida ofce is at 17320 Panama City Parkway in Panama City Beach. Hayes said online and telephone bidding also will be available for both auctions. These are a truly wonderful and diverse collection of properties, said National Auction Group president William Bone. And their great locations make them even more special. This is a remarkable opportunity for the developer, the investor or the end user to quite possibly walk away with a terric bargain. The properties are available for viewing daily, by appointment, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 800-5043010 or 256-547-3434, or call the Florida ofce at 256-504-6858. Bidders will be required to bring funds in the amount of $5,000 in the form of business check, personal check of certied funds to bid. Closing will be within 30 days. The National Auction Group is the countrys largest seller of private, one-of-a-kind real estate properties such as estates, ranches, farms, commercial properties and recreational facilities. AUCTION from page A1 BUTLER from page A1 Kristin Anderson a Chipola guest artistKristin Anderson, who owns Long Dream Gallery in Apalachicola, has been selected as a 2011 celebrity guest artist at the Chipola Arts Center.SPECIAL TO TT HE TT IMEs S Williams to be labeled a high-risk sexual predator took place in 1994, during the time he was out of prison. But the case was prosecuted more than a decade later, during a seven-year stretch when he was free following a cocaine-related incarceration. A 17-year-old female relative came forward in August 2004 to tell county law enforcement Williams sexually assaulted her when she was age 5, in Apalachicola. Williams will now be extradited back to Franklin County to face charges for eeing the area and failing to register as a sexual predator. PREDATOR from page A1Special to The TimesThe Semper Fi Sisters, a group of military moms, are arriving on Friday for a shopping spree in Apalachicola. About 50 women are expected, and the TDC has provided each with a $10 gift certicate to get the ball rolling. The Semper Fi Sisters are a nonprot organization. Our sons and daughters enlisted, but we were drafted, said Brenda Garth, who has helped spearhead the forming of this nationwide group of women bonded through the difculties of having children in harms way. And we are calling ourselves military moms. In becoming a nonprofit it was important to me to include all women who have sons or daughters in the military. Garth relayed the story of a Gold Star mom one who has lost a son or daughter in combat who wanted to be included in this years Beach Blast. Because my son is in heaven doesnt mean Im not a Marine mom, an emotional Garth said in relaying the conversation. The ladies range from moms whose children are in boot camp to Gold Star and Silver Star moms, those who have had a child injured. In addition to moms, there will also be grandmothers, sisters, wives and aunts. The group will decamp at the Cotton Exchange building on Water Street.Semper Fi sisters come to town Friday

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A6 | The Times Thursday, October 13, 2011 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 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 imSocietyHappy Birthday MichaelMichael Square celebrated his 8th birthday Oct. 3. He is the son pf Phillip Square and Kami Kearse both of Carrabelle. Paternal grandparents are Joe and Helene Square of Eastpoint. Maternal grandparents are Jeanette and the late Fred Kearse of Quincy.Lindsey Gray is NineLindsey Gray celebrated her 9th birthday Oct. 8. She is the daughter of Rick and Tracy Gray of Almagordo, N.M. Paternal grandparents are Jake and Betty Gray of Amarillo, Texas. Maternal grandparents are Joe and Helene Square of Eastpoint. On Oct. 4, Alan Pierce county director of administrative services read the following proclamation honoring Isobel Odegaard of Eastpoint. Whereas, Ms. Isobel Odegaard spends several months each year with her daughters in Franklin County, on St. George Island and Eastpoint, and whereas, Ms. Odegaard never meets a stranger, spreading goodwill and a positive attitude everywhere she goes, and where Ms. Odegaard offers her friendship to those in Franklin County and in Bainbridge, Georgia where she lives, and whereas, Ms. Odegaard was born on October 8, 1921, and is preparing to celebrate her 90th birthday, now therefore be it resolved, on this 4th day of October, 2011, by the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners to sincerely wish Ms. Odegaard a happy 90th birthday and to thank her for being a goodwill ambassador to her friends in Franklin County and those around the world who are important to her. Odegaard said she was completely surprised by the tribute. On Saturday night, Dizzy Izzy had a further surprise when about 60 friends and family members gathered for a surprise birthday party at the Water Street Hotel.Jamie Daniels, Brad Johnson to wed SaturdayJamie Leigh Daniels and Randall Bradley Johnson will be joined in holy matrimony at the Riverfront Park in Apalachicola on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. Jamie is the daughter of Greg and Evie Daniels, of Carrabelle. She is the granddaughter of Julia Thompson, of Carrabelle, and the late Vernon Thompson; and Bill and Pat Daniels, of Perry. Brad is the son of Robbie and Marcia Johnson, of Apalachicola. He is the grandson of Bill and Burnell Martina, of Apalachicola, and the late Paul and Inez Johnson. Please come join us in celebration of the beginning of their lives together. Did you notice the pink gloves, shoes and towels the football players were sporting? October, as you know, is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Be sure to show your support. Wear some pink. The service and lunch was held for our late friend Graham Cunningham at Harrys Bar in Carrabelle. We gathered at 4 p.m. on Monday Oct. 10. After the service, his ashes were scattered in the Carrabelle River. Pray for Grahams eternal rest and for strength for his family. Graham was truly a man of few words. Saturday, Oct. 15 will be a big day. First thing, there will be a get together at the Lanark Boat Club for pancake breakfast. You can get pancakes or French toast with sausage, bacon, eggs, coffee and orange juice all for just a $5 donation. Serving is from 9 a.m. until noon. After you enjoy a full breakfast, its off to our Legion Post 82. The members of the Legion will hold a benet lunch for Royce and Lisa Riley, who lost their home to a re. Home-cooked sides to go with Thomas Lees BBQ chicken. Come join in, enjoy the afternoon and help Royce and Lisa get started again. Sunday Oct. 16, you can join us at Chillas Hall for our monthly covered dish lunch. Bring a dish to share, a donation and have a great afternoon. See you there! Mark your calendar for Wednesday, Oct. 26. Thats the day for our season opener at Chillas Hall for Bingo for the Bus. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Hope you can join us. The more that play, the more we pay! Be kind to one another, check on the sick and housebound and remember, Gods last name is not Damn. Until next time, God Bless America, our troops, the poor and the hungry. There will be a baby shower for Jessie Walden on Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. at the Assembly of God Fellowship Hall in Carrabelle. Walden is registered at Walmart and Target. For more information call 697-2511. Wedding AnnNNOUnNCEmMEnNT LanaANARK nNEWsSJim WelshIts a boy! Birthday AnnNNOUnNCEmMEnNTsS LO O IS SWO WO BO O DA | The TimesIsobel Odegaard is pictured here with daughter Heather Mapp on the left. In HonorService and lunch held for Graham Cunningham Baby Shower

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The Times | A7Thursday, October 13, 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. Rosa Parks refutes the common myth that her unwillingness to get up was due to aching feet. No she said, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in. Theodore Roosevelt said, In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. Many people have expressed to me their shared concern for the failing morals of the new generation where fewer parents feel the need to teach Godly principles to their children. As parents, we struggle with knowing where to draw the line and where our liberties begin and end. We desire to protect our children from inuences that are contrary to our beliefs, while attempting to allow our children to co-mingle with normalcy. How do we teach our children to stand up for the things they believe in without fear of being labeled a nonconformist? The solution is simple; teach them their boundaries but also teach them their rights. The challenge of the parent is to impress your principles upon your children without provoking them to rebellion in a world where everything is vague. How do you teach your child that to each his own is not always ethical in a culture that has embraced and encouraged it? The more exposure to materialism, the less they see the wrong in what is exhibited. There is a ne line between progression and the preservation of morality. Society has accepted the status quo and applying minimal standards in every arena from education to family values. Therefore, do not be surprised when others tell you that you are being too radical when you limit your childs access and exposure to things you feel are unprotable or inappropriate for them. We have made a habit of accepting whatever happens, with no resistance, at a time when our children need to see us being more proactive. We allow our rights to be taken away one by one because we are not willing to stand up for what we believe. Meanwhile, our children conform to their surroundings not knowing any different. One metaphor teaches that the frog, when placed in cold water will not jump out of a pot if the water is slowly brought to a boil. As the frog slowly adapts to its environment, it eventually allows itself to be boiled alive. Our children do not realize the slow fade that has taken place or the civil liberties they have lost due to our surrender. Some of these kids never knew of a time when TV, radio and the adults mouth was censored. They never knew of a time that parents actually married, or when theirs and all of their friends parents did not get high. They never knew of a time when parents would use money intended to support and feed their child to actually meet those needs. The majority of us never experienced what these kids see out in the open. There is no way of knowing wrong is wrong if no one teaches you otherwise. Call me a fanatic, but I think the Pledge of Allegiance, My Country Tis of Thee, God Bless America and other cultural icons that stood the test of time until recent decades are necessary to instill patriotism in our children. For fear of mentioning Gods name, we have given our birthright away. Nobody took it from us; we gave it away through our lack of resistance. Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Knowledge is power! We have wisdom at our ngertips via the Internet and thousands or resources that will inform you of your ethical rights. However, if those rights are readily available and not exercised, they are eventually forfeited. The authorities will readily inform you of what you cannot do but no one is talking about what you can do. I rmly believe that teaching our children the principles of God is the only solution to the corrosion of morality since the Bible clearly sets boundaries that have not been altered through cultural change. Teaching your child these principles will give them a clear picture of right and wrong. Although they may stray for a while, most people return to their core values and never forget the teaching of their youth. In the next few weeks, we will be sharing information that will empower you and your child in correctly handling opposition in these arenas. We welcome all suggestions and hope you enjoy this weekly column., Please send all emails to Scott Shiver at frontline247@mac.com Faith YOUTH MATTERSPamela ShiverTeaching principles of God stops moral erosion The family of Danny Segree would like to thank everyone for all the prayers, cards, food, owers, monetary gifts and expressions of love shown us in our time of sorrow. Thanks to Chala, Tammy, David, Reverend Robert Kimberling and the Rev. Ronald Crum for a wonderful memorial service. Thanks again.The Segree Family THANK yYOU FROmM THE SEGREE FAmMILy YDanny Walton Segree was born Aug. 14, 1960 in Apalachicola. He died Monday, Sept. 26 at the age of 51 at his home in Apalachicola. Danny was a United States Navy veteran and worked in the hospitality industry. He is survived by his mother, Bonnie Segree, of Eastpoint; sisters, Nena Segree, Ginger Coulter (Earl), and Wendy Smith, all of Eastpoint; grandmother, Laurene Langley, of Eastpoint; nieces and nephews, Kristin Coulter, Logan Smith, Brittney Smith, and Lett Smith; and many other relatives and friends. A celebration of Dannys life was held Friday afternoon, Sept. 30 at Kelley Funeral Home Chapel in Apalachicola.DANNANNY WALTON ALTON SEGREESEGREE1960-2011Apalachicola native James Vincent DeCosmo died Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Tallahassee following an extended illness. He was 86. DeCosmo was the only son of the late James Vincent DeCosmo Sr. (1898-1956) and Katherine Emanuel (DeCosmo) (19001987) of Apalachicola. His siblings were the late Clara DeCosmo (Herndon) and the late Katherine DeCosmo (Lovett) of St. Petersburg, Fla. The DeCosmos grew up on 53 10th Street and enjoyed the beach at Indian Pass whenever they could. DeCosmos grandparents were Frank Vincent DeCosmo (who came to Apalachicola from Italy) and Mary Silva Randolph Buzzett (DeCosmo), who came from New Orleans along with her mother, Anna Silva. When she reached Apalachicola, Anna Silva married a Buzzett rst, and after his death married Antoine Messina. DeCosmo (Coz to all his friends) distinguished himself as an avid outdoorsman and a talented athlete, playing both basketball and football at Chapman High School. In 1943 he was drafted into military service and eventually served two years as a private rst-class in the Army Air Corps as a navigator. On the Philippine island of Leyte, he and all his crew members survived the crash of their aircraft behind enemy lines and walked to safety. After service, DeCosmo used the G.I. Bill to pursue a college degree. In 1946, he enrolled at the newly formed Tallahassee Branch of the University of Florida (TBUF), the transitional institution between the Florida State College for Women and Florida State University, created by the Florida Legislature in 1947. He became a member of TBUFs only football team. After obtaining a masters degree in physical education at FSU, DeCosmo was hired by the department in which he was enrolled. He served 28 years, teaching all aspects of physical education and serving for many years as the assistant director of the universitys famed Flying High Circus. DeCosmo created and coached a team of ying trapeze artists that was known as The Flying DeCosmos. After retiring in 1975, DeCosmo became a stand-out golfer in his age group, regularly posting scores that matched his age through 2005 at his favorite course, Hilaman Park, in Tallahassee. The club eventually created an annual tournament in his honor, naming it The Coz. DeCosmo was married to Lucy (Kelley) DeCosmo, originally of Perry, Fla., for 60 years until her death in 2009. He is survived by four children, Janet DeCosmo, Linda DeCosmo, Patricia (DeCosmo) Wesolowski, all of Tallahassee, and James M. DeCosmo, of Austin, Texas, along with 14 grandchildren, and 6 greatgrandchildren. Funeral details are not yet complete, but will be posted at 850656-9467 as soon as possible. In lieu of owers, friends are encouraged to send donations to the American Heart Association.JAAMESES VININCENTENT DECOS OSMOO1924-2011 JAAMESES VININCENTENT DecOSCOS MOORobert William Elser Jr., 67, passed away Oct. 7, 2011, in his home. He was born on Dec. 25, 1943, in Evergreen Park, Ill. to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Elser. He moved here from Sarasota in 2000. He was retired from the City of Sarasota as a water treatment plant operator. He served in the U.S. Air Force, was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Crawfordville, Fla. He was also an endowment member of the National Rie Association. He leaves his mother Virginia Elser of Elkhart Ind., his wife Janet Elser and daughter Donna and his son Russell of Carrabelle who attends Concordia College in Selma, Ala., also grandson, Christopher Piersall and soon to be granddaughter Samantha Thorpe both of Muscatine, Iowa. There will be a memorial service for Robert at his home located at 428 Hickory Hammock Road on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. He loved his home and land out on the river and would like to share his joy with all. Please join us. The family requests that in lieu of owers any memorial donations be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church at P.O. Box 940, Crawfordville, FL 32326.ROROBERTERT WILLIAILLIAM ELSERELSER JRR.1943-2011 Obituaries RRObBERT WILLIAmM EELSER JR. Card of TTHANKS Share your faith news at apalachtimes.com

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Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL(next to Piggly Wiggly)www.BWOsh.com Your Hunting Headquarters MOULTRIE INFRARED TRIAL CAMERAREG $119.99 SALE PRICE $89.99 FWC seeks public help mapping fox squirrels Special to The TimesHigh school students interested in conserving the Florida black bear and raising public awareness about bears are invited to create a 1-minute video. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is extending the deadline in its 2011 Florida black bear public service announcement contest. Launched in May, the FWC-sponsored contest now has a deadline of Nov. 18. High school students participating in the contest will use their creativity to inform Floridians about black bears, so people can live without human-bear conicts in their communities. The winners videos will be posted online at MyFWC. com and YouTube.com/MyFWCvideos. Winning entries also will be submitted to television stations in Florida for possible airtime. There will be other prizes as well. For more info, email BearContest@MyFWC.com or visit MyFWC.com/Bear.By Lois SwobodaTimes Staff Writer Giant African land snail (GALS) is the common name used to describe any of the three snail species native to Africa; giant African snail ( Achatina fulica), the Ghana tiger snail (Achatina achatina) and margies (Archachatina marginata). These snails are about the size of a mans st. The brownish shell with darker brown vertical stripes covers at least half of the length of the snail. If you have snails and are unsure if they are GALS, size is the biggest clue. On Sept. 8, GALS were discovered in Miami. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services already has begun to search for and eradicate GALS. According to the FDACS, thousands have been spotted in the search, spread out over 85 properties in ve different areas. The last reported outbreak of the Giant African land snail in Florida occurred in 1966 when a boy smuggled three GALS into Miami as pets. The boys grandmother released the snails into her garden, and seven years later, more than 18,000 snails were found, costing more than $1 million to eradicate over a 10-year period. This is the only known successful GALS eradication program. GALS are capable of becoming agricultural pests in the U.S. They are known to eat at least 500 different types of plants. If fruits or vegetables are not available, the snails will eat a variety of ornamental plants, tree bark and even paint and stucco on houses. GALS reproduce rapidly, laying 100 to 400 eggs in a single session. Snails contain both male and female reproductive organs and can lay up to 1,200 eggs per year. Although these snails thrive in tropical and subtropical areas, they can survive cold conditions and snow. GALS pose a serious health risk to humans and other mammals including horses and dogs. They can be infected with a nematode that can cause meningitis. The federal Plant Protection Act prohibits the importation, entry, exportation or movement in interstate commerce of the giant African land snail without a permit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The snails have been conscated from pet stores and Internet providers across the U.S. A number were released into the wild, after an educational materials company provided them as part of a science kit for elementary school teachers. Anyone who believes they might have seen a giant African land snail or signs of its presence should call the FDACS toll-free at 888-397-1517 to make arrangements to have the snail collected. If you nd a suspicious snail, put it in a zip lock bag, seal it and place it in a bucket or plastic container. Always wear rubber or plastic gloves when handling a snail you suspect is a GALS. Freshwater Offshore shing is a hit or miss this month so far. Strong winds and high seas are keeping even the larger for hire boats at dock. Gag grouper are still in the 100-150 feet range out of Mexico Beach, holding over wrecks and offshore ledges. Red grouper are still being caught in Apalachicola and south of Cape San Blas.Inshore Offshore With high winds and scattered rain over the last few days, most anglers were left at home or at the docks. Good schools of mullet are everywhere in the bay and in Indian pass right now and a good cast net is a must. Trout and red sh are holding still in the I.C.W. canal here in St. Joe. Nice reports of good sized red sh and trout have been the norm lately caught on live shrimp and live Lys. All eyes this week will be on the upcoming bass tournament this weekend at White City. This is the second year the Gulf County Sheriffs Department is hosting the event with a top prize of $10,000. All proceeds go to the GCSO Explorer Post and other Gulf County youth programs. SPoONsoSORED BY The end of closed trout season?By Frank Sargeantfranksargeant@bellsouth.net Trout anglers are likely to get a bonus in the coming year as the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission gets rid of the closed winter seasons that have been in place for more than a decade. A nal public hearing is slated for November, and thanks to biologist reports that trout are meeting or exceeding abundance goals in all areas of the state, approval seems certain. Biologists say the spawning potential ratio (SPR) for a healthy trout population is 35 percent or greater. SPR is a ratio of how many sh are spawned with the given shing pressure compared to how many would be spawned in an unshed population. The numbers now stand at 67 percent for the Northeast, 45 percent for the Southeast, 49 percent for the Southwest, and 37 percent for the Northwest. Fall is prime time for catching trout all over the state, but particularly in Northwest Florida, where shrimp migrations turn on enormous gatherings of sh. In the large open bays, it is not uncommon for trout, ladysh and jacks to gang up in feeding areas that cover acres of water, and any jig, swimbait or live shrimp that hits the murked-up water results in instant sh. The shrimp feasts can break out most anywhere in open water, but usually in water 8 to 15 feet deep. Diving birds often are an indicator, and if there are a lot of sh, they actually might create a visible muddy area that extends over several hundred yards. It also is smart to seek out areas where current is evident on tide changes or as a result of steady breezes. Where water is clear enough for grass to grow, this cover always is a trout magnet. Trout also like oyster bars and rocky areas. Creek mouths are a good bet, particularly on falling tides as bait is pulled out of the marshes. And if you know where there is a boat wreck in 6 to 20 feet of water in one of the bays, it is likely to hold lots of whopper specks. Some good areas to start prospecting include in East Bay, Military Point, Millville Bayou, Long Point, Laird Point, Piney Point and Goose Point, and in West Bay, Doyle Point and the adjacent bayou, Burnt Mill Creek, West Bay Point, Shell Point and Long Point. At Choctawhatchee Bay, White Point, Stake Point and Shirk Point, Cobb Point, Four-Mile and Alligator Point in early winter, holes in the river mouths will be worth a try with jigs or shrimp. St. Joseph Bay, with much clearer water, has lots of grass and sh are likely to show up anywhere a good bed gets current ow. And Apalachicola Bay is pretty much trout soup anywhere you nd oysters or grass there are trout, and it also is famed for the schooling action in East Bay in October and November. Lots of sh run up the river in December. Trout are not picky, and the basic quarter-ounce jig with a 3to 4-inch plastic shad tail is all it takes to catch plenty. Even better, in my experience, are swim baits like the 4-inch Tsunami split tail. When they are found in water 3 feet or less, the Mirr-ODine cant be beat, and whether you are drifting deeper grass or shing sloughs or creek mouths with current ow, the DOA shrimp is a winner sh it just like a live shrimp, letting tide do most of the work. In dark or murky water, live shrimp are often a better bet than any lure; sh them under a popping cork over the grass or free-lined around oyster bars and docks. Under the proposed new plans, size and bag limits will remain the same but the February closed season in Northwest Florida will be eliminated. Size limit is 15 to 20 inches with one more than 20 inches daily, and the bag limit is ve per person daily. For details on trout shing, visit www.myfwc.com. Ag department on the hunt for giant African snailsFLORIDA DD EPARTMENT Of F AA GRICULTURE AND CCONSUMER SS ERVICESGiant African land snails can be infected with a nematode that can cause meningitis.Special to The TimesIf you have seen a big squirrel with a long, bushy, fox-like tail, Florida wildlife biologists need your help. What you saw was a Florida fox squirrel, and biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are asking you to go online and record your sighting of this creature twice the size of an ordinary squirrel. Fox squirrels often have distinctive, masked faces with a black head and white nose and ears, but there are wide variations in coloration from tan to gray or black. You can use the FWCs Google map application at https://public.myfwc.com/ hsc/foxsquirrel to enter the location where you spotted the fox squirrel. Your squirrel sighting will be logged automatically and assigned a specic latitude and longitude. The fox squirrel survey is a wonderful opportunity for children and adults to become amateur naturalists and get involved in conserving Floridas wildlife, said FWC wildlife biologist Courtney Hooker. We will learn more about where the Florida fox squirrels are by asking the public to go online and report their sightings of fox squirrels. The fox squirrel survey is part of a research project by the FWC and the University of Florida Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. It combines the latest in online-mapping technology with the publics enthusiasm about sharing their wildlife observations. The fox squirrel survey began in August, and data will be collected through at least January 2012. So far about 600 sightings of fox squirrels have been logged online. Fox squirrels have been observed throughout Florida in open woods, pine and cypress stands and mangrove swamps, but knowledge about their distribution is limited. Fox squirrels spend more time on the ground than in trees and often escape their enemies by running rather than climbing. Their favorite food is pine seed. The Shermans fox squirrel is found in the pine forests of central and northeast Florida and is classied as a state species of special concern. The Big Cypress fox squirrel is a state-threatened species in southwest Florida. The Southeastern fox squirrel lives in the Panhandle. All of Floridas fox squirrels are protected from hunting. For more information about fox squirrels, visit the Species Proles area of MyFWC.com/Wildlife. SStudents invited to create bear-awareness videoFWC | Special to the TimesBears usually have a litter of two to three cubs, who stay with their mother for 18 months. Page 8 Thursday, October 13, 2011 Email outdoors news to times outdoors@star.com OUTDoo OO RSwww.apalachtimes.comSection A

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CARRABELLE A A PALAc C HIc C OLA SP O RTs S www.apalachtimes.com ASection Thursday, October 13, 2011 Page 9By Tim Croft Florida Freedom Newspapers PORT ST. JOE Too many and too much of the host Tiger Sharks spelled defeat for Franklin County last Friday night at Shark Field. Port St. Joe had seven players combine to rush for 349 yards and ve different players score touchdowns as the Tiger Sharks dominated from the opening whistle of a 38-6 victory. In snapping a three-game losing streak, Port St. Joe (2-3, 1-1 in District 4-1A) also kept its playoff hopes alive while rendering the mathematics a daunting equation for the Seahawks (24, 0-2). Weve been there the last three weeks, weve just been sluggish and weve been playing some pretty good football teams, said Port St. Joe coach Vern Barth. This was a big game for us. We came out very focused. We knew we needed to set the tone early. That the Tiger Sharks most certainly did. Port St. Joes control of the rst half was utterly total. The Tiger Sharks had 39 offensive plays for 271 yards while holding the Seahawks to 11 offensive plays and 48 total yards. Port St. Joe scored on its rst ve possessions, eating up the clock with just one drive fewer than eight plays. The Tiger Sharks also beneted from superb eld possession, starting only one march as deep as their own 20 and needing just two plays and an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty to score on that possession. Meanwhile, the Seahawks had just two rst downs in the rst 24 minutes, fumbled twice to set up Port St. Joe touchdowns and failed to generate any momentum. Ouch, said Franklin County coach Josh Wright after a second consecutive trip into Gulf County the Seahawks were at Wewahitchka last week ended in a loss. From the get-go, they had us pegged. They did their homework. On defense, we would go inside and they would go outside. Wed go outside, theyd go inside. We just didnt do the job. They did. Port St. Joe took the opening kickoff and marched methodically to the Franklin County 14 before stalling and settling for a Daniel May 31-yard eld goal. The Tiger Sharks would not be denied the end zone again in the half. Port St. Joe stopped Franklin County on downs and took over at its 20 following a Seahawk punt. Quarterback Trevor Lang back in the lineup after losing three weeks to a shoulder injury sprinted for 26 yards and another 15 yards was tacked on after a horse collar tackle. Natrone Lee (a game-high 133 yards on 11 carries) burst over the right side of the line on a counter play from the Seahawk 40 one play later for the touchdown and May made it 10-0. Franklin Countys Dwayne Griggs fumbled on the rst play of the next drive, the Tiger Sharks recovering at the Seahawk 47. Eight plays later freshman Travarous Riley went 9 yards for Port St. Joe and it was 17-0 after Mays extra point kick. After holding Franklin County threeand-out on its next possession, Port St. Joe got the ball back at its 43 following a punt and 10 plays later it was Walt Bowers from the 6 for a touchdown, the extra point kick blocked. May turned that setback around on the ensuing kickoff when he drilled his kick into the leg of a Seahawk and Chase Nichols pounced on the loose ball to give Port St. Joe possession at the Franklin 43. Eight plays later it was freshman Jarkeice Davis (99 rushing yards) catching a 7-yard pass from Lang for the touchdown. Mays extra point made it 30-0 at intermission. Leonard Green caught a 6-yard pass from Zachary Armistead to get Franklin County on the board on the opening drive of the second half, but the extra point kick failed and that was the Seahawk highlight for the night. Corey North rushed in from the 7 in the nal four minutes, Lang hitting Lee for two points to complete the scoring. Tiger Sharks dominate Franklin County 38-6By Lois SwobodaTimes Staff Writer The eighth annual Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce fund raising golf tournament was Oct. 5 at St James Bay Golf Resort and hosted by Chamber Executive Director Anita Grove.  Grove said seven four-man teams enjoyed making the rounds of the manicured course in astounding weather. First-place honors went to Mikes Seafood, Dave Tuplin, Mike Keller; Stacey Kirvin and Dan Anderson, with 50 points. The distinguished runners up with 55 points were Wally Dodson, Mike Davis and David Hoover and Bill Dodson playing for Centennial Bank. Grove said the tournament netted about $2,000 for the chamber. TOP LEFT: First-place foursome Mikes Seafood is, from left, Dave Tuplin and Mike Keller of Crawfordville, Stacey Kirvin of Apalachicola and Dan Anderson of Port St. Joe. TOP RIGHT: Runners up posing with Steve Hatch, St. James Head Golf Professional, are Wally Dodson, Mike Davis and David Hoover, all of Crawfordville. The fourth team member, Bill Dodson, is not shown. LEFT: As always, the tournament was organized by Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce director Anita Grove.Photos HOTOS BY RAY Y COURAGE | Special to the Times Chamber golf tournament a funraiser FIND IT ONLINEwww.apalachtimes.com

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LocalA10 | The Times Thursday, October 13, 2011Special to the Times Author and organizer Persis Granger has announced the opening of registration for aspiring writers wishing to participate in the St. George Island Writers Retreat, held Nov. 7-14. Acclaimed novelist Adrian Fogelin, whose award-winning young adult novel Crossing Jordan was turned into a world-premier musical with Apalachicola young people last spring, will serve as author in residence. She will present a daily workshop on writing craft, lead discussion sessions when participants read short selections for feedback, and provide one-on-one help as members of the group struggle with works in progress. Fogelins young adult novels include Anna Caseys Place in the World and The Sorta Sisters, all compelling stories dealing with difcult issues that face young people in our culture. Fogelins books can be found on state master lists in many states; her books were awarded two gold medals in the Florida Book Awards. The retreat serves just 11 writers in a large private beach view home, and housing is available on a rst-come, rstserved basis. Men (and others who prefer) may register as commuter participants. Some discounts are available, and detailed information is available on the organizers website, FictionAmongFriends. com or by contacting Granger at 352-463-3089 or PersisGranger@aol.com. WEEKLY ALMANAC APALACHICOLA CARRABELLETIDE TABLES MONTHLY AVERAGESTo nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from these given for APALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW Cat Point Minus 0:40 Minus 1:17 East Pass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27 To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from those given for CARRABELLE: HIGH LOW Bald Point Minus 9:16 Minus 0:03 Sponsor the WEEKLY ALMANACCall Today!653-8868Date HighLow% Precip Thu, Oct 1383 6120% Fri, Oct 1482 57 0% Sat, Oct 1580 59 0% Sun, Oct 1680 61 0% Mon, Oct 1781 66 0% Tues, Oct 1881 6110% Wed, Oct 1976 54 0%10/13Thu03:54AM 1.8 H11:36AM 0.2L 06:36PM 1.6 H11:09PM 1.3L 10/14Fri04:17AM 1.8 H12:05PM 0.2L 07:21PM 1.6 H11:33PM 1.3L 10/15Sat04:45AM 1.9 H12:35PM 0.2L 08:10PM 1.6 H 10/16Sun12:03AM 1.4 L05:18AM 1.9H 01:12PM 0.2 L09:04PM 1.5H 10/17Mon12:40AM 1.4 L05:57AM 1.8H 01:58PM 0.2 L10:06PM 1.5H 10/18Tue01:29AM 1.4 L06:42AM 1.8H 02:59PM 0.3 L11:09PM 1.5H 10/19Wed02:43AM 1.4 L07:39AM 1.7H 04:11PM 0.3 L 10/13Thu02:29AM 2.9 H09:23AM 0.3L 05:11PM 2.6 H08:56PM 2.1L 10/14Fri 02:52AM 2.9 H09:52AM 0.3L 05:56PM 2.6 H09:20PM 2.1L 10/15Sat 03:20AM 3.0 H10:22AM 0.3L 06:45PM 2.6 H09:50PM 2.2L 10/16Sun 03:53AM 3.0 H10:59AM 0.3L 07:39PM 2.4 H10:27PM 2.2L 10/17Mon04:32AM 2.9 H11:45AM 0.3L 08:41PM 2.4 H11:16PM 2.2L 10/18Tue05:17AM 2.9 H12:46PM 0.5L 09:44PM 2.4 H 10/19Wed 12:30AM 2.2 L06:14AM 2.7H 01:58PM 0.5 L 10:38PM 2.4H 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 16 X 80 $89,000 $500DOWN CHOICE OF 3 CITY LOTS $180.00/MONTH OR $17,500/EACH MIH 2 CRNRLOTS BLK. $ STORE REDUCED $49,500 3DOOR NICE 2 B/R MH 2CRNR. LOTS $47,500 Community spirit in the city of Carrabelle was not lost when a need made itself known to a few of our countys residents. Don Rider, a volunteer at the Franklin County Public Library in Carrabelle, inquired about the cost of replacing the broken rope and ag damaged by the windy weather of late summer. Ronnie Jackson from Jacksons Ace Hardware in Carrabelle offered to replace the ag at no charge to the library. The generosity continued when Tonia Creamer, manager of the Carrabelle library, spoke with Fire Chief Carl Whaley regarding the need for the ag and rope to be replaced with Jacksons gift. With the assistance from Bud Strange, and Duncan Whaley, the new ag and rope were replaced to y over the library by Sept. 11. The old ag was sent to the American Legion for retiring. This act of generosity reafrms that the library is the heart of the community. One of the many goals at the library is continuing education programs to assist county residents. Are you one of those people who need to brush up on your keyboarding skills? If you would like to take a class specically designed to assist those who may have had typing at some point in their lives, but need to start fresh because the computer keyboard has some additional keys to learn, look no further! Franklin County Public Library is offering Keyboarding Skills at the Carrabelle and Eastpoint branches. There will be a limited number of seats for this class and there is no cost to participants. If you have your own laptop, bring it. If you are interested in basic computer skills, to include opening an email account, using Microsoft Word, or just surng the web, both libraries offer classes at no cost to participants. For more information and to register for these classes please call Tonia at the Carrabelle branch 697-2366 or Anne at the Eastpoint branch 670-8151 ext. 202. Your county LIBRARY RReduced A A doption FeesIn honor of national Adopt-a-Shelter dog month, The Human Society has reduced our adoption fee for dogs to $50.00 except for small breeds and puppies under 4 months old. We have also reduced our cat and kitten adoption fee to $45 for one and $75 for two. Why not take advantge of these reduced fees and give one of our pets the home they have been waiting for!Writers retreat slated for St. George IslandSpecial to the TimesThe Florida sea turtle nesting season has come to an end, and there is good news for two of Floridas federally endangered sea turtle species. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and its partners documented a record high annual nest count for green turtles in Florida. Leatherback turtles also had a high number of nests, with the count falling just shy of the previous high mark in 2009. Loggerheads, the species that nests most commonly in Florida, did not have an increase in numbers this year. The nest count for this federally threatened sea turtle was close to average for the previous ve years. However, since 1998, the trend in the number of loggerhead nests is a general decline. Were pleased with the green turtle and leatherback nesting totals in 2011, said Dr. Blair Witherington, an FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute scientist. Nesting by both species has been rising dramatically and can be attributed at least in part to major conservation efforts over the past few decades. However, our loggerhead nesting totals have declined or are at best stable, which suggests that this species has a different, and perhaps more difcult, set of conservation challenges. Nest counts are performed each year through Floridas Index Nesting Beach Survey, which was created to measure seasonal sea turtle nesting, and to allow for accurate comparisons of beaches and years. The standardized index counts take place on 255 miles of selected beaches along both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. In one of the largest wildlife counts in the nation, hundreds of FWC partners diligently survey Floridas nesting beaches throughout the sea turtle nesting season. We are grateful for the large number of partners and volunteers that make this survey possible, Witherington said. Without them, we couldnt collect nesting data on such a large scale. The FWCs role in coordinating Floridas sea turtle nest counts is funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and sales of the states sea turtle license plate. For more information about sea turtle nest counts, visit MyFWC.com/ Research, click on Wildlife, then click on Nesting under the Sea Turtle heading. Sick or injured sea turtles can be reported by contacting the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404FWCC (3922).A banner year for 2 turtle species

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LocalThe Times | A11Thursday, October 13, 2011 Trades & Services CALL TODAY!653-8868 GET YOUR AD INTrades & Services Laban Bontrager, DMD Monica Bontrager, DMD 12761 Pea Ridge Road Bristol, Florida 32321TELEPHONE (850) 643-5417 Bristol Dental ClinicDENTURE LAB ON PREMISESSame Day Service on repairs and Relines Don Lively General Contractors C Visa, Discover, and American Express Honored at Participating Ace Stores JACKSONS Building Supplies & Auto Repair Carrabelle 697-3333 We Deliver Anywhere J Hardware and Paint Center PILE DRIVING FOUNDATION/PILING REPAIR DOCK/MARINE WORK MOORING BOUYSOFFICE: 850.227.1709FAX: 850.762.2552 CELL: 850.527.5725 HOWARD227FAIRPOINT.NET ROBERTS APPLIANCE REPAIR ALL MAJOR BRANDS 18 Shadow Lane Apalachicola, FL 32320 Phone: (850) 653-8122 Cell: (850) 653-7654 JOES LAWN CARE NO JOB TOO BIG!! SINCE 2002, DOINGBUSINESSINTHISCOMMUNITY LAWN CARE, TREE & PALM TREE TRIMMING AND REMOVAL, DEBRIS AND JUNK REMOVAL, or whatever your yard needs are CALL JOE 850-670-5478 OR 850-370-6911 E-MAIL @ joes_lawn@yahoo.com Early detection means more lives saved. If you havent already done so, call Weems Memorial Hospital to schedule your screening mammogram. Franklin Needs, Inc. provides free screening mammograms at Weems Memorial Hospital for Franklin County residents, aged 35 to 64, with no health insurance. Encourage those you love to schedule theirs as well. Just call 653-8853extension 119 to make your appointment today! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Mont h BAYFRONT EASTPOINT1.2 a c res on Hwy 98 with $850/ m onth rental inc o m e from mobile h o m e also ma chine s h op. Great h o m e site and already has dock approv al. MLS# 243415.................$149,000 T ravis Stanley 850.653.6477 Grayson Shepard 850.653.6718 Kim Davis 850.653.6875 Leon T eat 850.653.5656 Jackie Golden 850.899.8433 Jamie Crum 850.370.0835 Sandy Mitche m 850.899.8300 BAYFRONTEASTPOINT COMMERCIAL ST. GEORGE ISLANDExcellent loc ation for 1500 s q uare f eet o f co mmerc ial spac e in t h e h eart o f t h e island. Currently has indoor pool but will be lled in bef ore c losing. Also a v ailable for LONG TER M LEASE call for details .MLS# 244926...........$339,000 C O MME R C IA L COMMERCIAL APALACHICOLAT wo commercial lots f or sale in Apalachicola on the corner of Commer ce and Penton St. Great location, one block of Hwy 98, near all the best shops and restaurants in Apalach!MLS# 2 44870..............$290,000NEW LOW PRICE! CATPOINT, EASTPOINT2.63 a c res o f gorgeous bay view propert y on Cat Point. Wh ite sandy beach on t h e Apalachi c ola Bay.MLS# 245189.................$395,000 N EWL O W PRI CE! BAYVIEW ST. GEORGEISLAND.3 BR 3BA loc ated in t h e heart o f t h e island, walk ing distanc e to all s h ops/ restaurants. S c reened porch es, h ot tub, great bay views! MLS# 240643...........$275,000 9, B AY V I EW CO MME R C IA L AFFORDABLE GREATER APALACHICOLA.3 BR/2BA 1142 s q.ft ho m e with large f enc ed back yard, storage building. G reat condition at a great pric e !MLS# 244700...........$115,000 A FFOR D A BLE GR E AT E R The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce. Arrests are made by of cers from the following city, county, and state law enforcement agencies: Apalachicola (APD), Carrabelle (CPD), Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce (FCSO), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC), Florida Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF) and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). All defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.Oct. 4Brent A. Butler, 23, Port St. Joe, burglary of a conveyance (FCSO)Oct. 5Theus J. Yowell, 32, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FCSO) Alvin G. Martina, Jr., 28, Apalachicola, dealing in stolen property (FCSO) Connie F. Massey, 48, Carrabelle, battery by an inmate (FCSO)Oct. 6Wendy M. Smith, 37, Carrabelle, violation of probation (FCSO) Tylon R. Butler, 25, Apalachicola, two counts of sale of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a church, and battery (FCSO) Joseph B. Morgenstern, 34, Limestone County, Texas, held on Texas warrant (FCSO)Oct. 7Richard A. Powell, 32, Sopchoppy, giving false name to a law enforcement of cer and a Wakulla County failure to appear (FWC) Demetrius E. Cummings, 38, Apalachicola, withholding child support (FCSO)Oct. 9James R. Yancey, 31, Tallahassee, petit theft (FDACS) Dustin W. Futrell, 19, Tallahassee, petit theft (FDACS)Oct. 10Michael L. Lott, 37, Sopchoppy, violation of probation (FCSO) Dylan F. Dutschke, 19, Tallahassee, violation of probation (FCSO) George R. Needer, 53, Eastpoint, domestic battery (FCSO)Oct. 11Roger S. Tyler, 29, Haleyville, Ala., felony passing worthless bank checks (FCSO) Fonda D. Davis, Jr., 20, Apalachicola, domestic battery (APD)Arrest REPORTSpecial to the TimesIf you are involved in a crash, who would you want police to notify? In Florida, residents have the ability to make that decision before an emergency strikes. To date, more than five million Floridians have registered their emergency contacts with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). Gov. Rick Scott signed a proclamation to name from Oct. 2 8 as Register Your Emergency Contact Information Week in Florida, and DHSMV is teaming up with the Division of Emergency Management to encourage all Floridians to register their contacts. We are pleased to reach the five million mark, and the department continues to encourage all of Floridas 15.5 million licensed drivers to register their contacts with us, said DHSMV Executive Director Julie L. Jones. As we celebrate Register Your Emergency Contact Information Week, please register and encourage your friends and family members to do so, too. The Emergency Contact Information program allows licensed drivers and identification card holders to submit two contacts to notify in the event of an emergency, such as a vehicle crash. The information can then be accessed only in the event of an emergency and only by law enforcement officers to find designated contacts. By registering in this voluntary and time saving program, residents can ensure that in the event of an emergency, the proper authorities will be able to connect loved ones to the injured person in a timely manner, said Bryan W. Koon, director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management. We encourage all Floridians to consider the value of this notification system and register today. Signing up is quick and convenient. Register from the convenience of your home or at work through the Internet at www. flhsmv.gov/eci and at any driver license office in the state, to include those operated by county tax collectors. There is no cost to register your contact information. The concept for the ECI program came to fruition after the tragic death of Tiffany Olson, who died in a motorcycle crash in Dec. 2005. Law enforcement fficials did not have any contact information to timely notify her mother Christine Olson of the crash that led to her daughters death. Olson founded To Inform Families First and with the help of her state representative, Rep. Bill Galvano, brought an idea to the Department to allow people to register and law enforcement to access emergency contacts so that other families may receive quick notification. DHSMV launched the program during the first week of Oct. 2006. To learn more about DHSMV and the services offered, visit www.flhsmv.gov, follow us on Twitter at @FDHSMV or check out the Departments Facebook page. For more information about the Florida Division of Emergency Management and to GET A PLAN!, visit www.FloridaDisaster.org. You also can find DEM on Facebook and on Twitter @FLSERT.Floridians urged to register emergency contacts

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A12| The Times Thursday, October 13, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS 35835T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. LLEWELLYN P. MCEWAN et al, Defendant(s). CASE NO.: 19-2009-CA-000468 DIVISION: NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated September 27, 2011 and entered in Case No. 19-2009-CA000468 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and LLEWELLYN P. MCEWAN; CAROL S. NELSON; PIRATES LANDING AT TIMBER ISLAND CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.; 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 8th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THAT CERTAIN CONDOMINIUM UNIT OF PIRATES LANDING AT TIMBER ISLAND COMPOSED OF UNIT NUMBER G-42, AND THE UNDIVIDED 1/48 INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT THERETO, IN ACCORDANCE WITH AND SUBJECT TO THE MASTER DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, AND RESTRICTIONS, RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS VOL. 879, PP. 348-372, AND DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM OF PIRATES LANDING AT TIMBER ISLAND, RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS VOL. 879, PP. 373-541, PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 388 PIRATES LANDING UNIT #G-42, CARRABELLE, FL 32322 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on September 29, 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 35833T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 19-2009-CA-000429-CAXX XX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. KATIE T. THORNHILL; FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORMA MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS A NOMINEE FOR LENDERS INVESTMENT CORP.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KATIE T. THORNHILL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LOUISE W. AUTREY N/K/A LOUSIE W. RAFFIELD; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 26th day of September, 2011, and entered in Case No. 19-2009-CA000429-CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. is the Plaintiff and KATIE T. THORNHILL, FRANKLIN COUNTY, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS A NOMINEE FOR LENDERS INVESTMENT CORP:; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KATIE T. THORNHILL, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LOUISE W. AUTREY N/K/A LOUSIE W. RAFFIELD, UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT STEPS OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320, 11:00 AM on the 16th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 4 (Unrecorded) Commence at the Northeast corner of Section 30, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, Franklin County, Florida and run South 00 degrees 45 minutes 08 seconds West 659.56 feet to a re-rod and cap (marked #5826) lying on the Southerly right-of-way boundary of Twin Lakes Road, thence run along said Southerly right-of-way boundary the following three (3) courses: North 89 degrees 31 minutes 29 seconds West 1316.61 feet to an iron pipe, North 89 degrees 30 minutes 19 seconds West 329.24 feet to a re-rod and cap (marked #6475), North 89 degrees 30 minutes 25 seconds West 528.04 feet to a re-rod marking the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue North 89 degrees 30 minutes 25 seconds West 132.00 feet to a re-rod and cap (marked #6475), thence leaving said Southerly right-of-way boundary run South 00 degrees 28 minutes 05 seconds West 330.02 feet to a re-rod and cap (marked #6475), thence run South 89 degrees 30 minutes 37 seconds East 132.00 feet to a re-rod and cap (marked #7160), thence run North 00 degrees 28 minutes 05 seconds East 330.01 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Subject Property being more particularly described by survey by Thurman Roddenberry & Associates, Inc., dated 02/13/03, Job Number: 03-078 as follows: Lot 4 (Unrecorded) Commence at the Northeast corner of Section 30, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, Franklin County, Florida and run South 00 degrees 45 minutes 08 seconds West 659.56 feet to a re-rod and cap (marked #5826) lying on the Southerly right-of-way boundary of Twin Lakes Road, thence run along said Southerly right-of-way boundary the following three (3) courses: North 89 degrees 31 minutes 29 seconds West 1316.61 feet to an iron pipe, North 89 degrees 30 minutes 19 seconds West 329.24 feet to a re-rod and cap (marked #6475), North 89 degrees 30 minutes 25 seconds West 396.04 feet to a re-rod marking the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue North 89 degrees 30 minutes 25 seconds West 132.00 feet to a re-rod and cap (marked #6475), thence leaving said Southerly right-of-way boundary run South 00 degrees 28 minutes 05 seconds West 330.02 feet to a re-rod and cap (marked #6475), thence run South 89 degrees 30 minutes 37 seconds East 132.00 feet to a re-rod and cap (marked #7160), thence run North 00 degrees 28 minutes 05 seconds East 330.01 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 27th day of September, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 08-25061 October 13, 20, 2011 35817T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN STIRLING BUTLER, Deceased. CASE NO.: 11-00035-CP PROBATE DIVISION NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of John Stirling Butler, deceased, whose date of death was February 13, 2011; File Number 11-00035-CP is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER TIE 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 SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILE TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is October 13, 2011. Kim Nastaszewski 2900 South Valley View Blvd. Lot 302 Las Vegas, Nevada 89102 Victoria E. Heuler McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod Pope & Weaver, P.A. Florida Bar Number: 0984825 1709 Hermitage Blvd, Suite 200 Tallahassee, Florida 32308 Telephone: 850-222-8121 Facsimile: 850-222-9766 Attorney for Personal Representative October 13, 20, 2011 35831T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 19-2010-CA-000118-CAXX XX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS H. GOUGH; LANDES, INC., A NEVADA CORPORATION; ST. JAMES BAY PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; SUE BODOW, AS PRESIDENT OF LANDES, INC.; HILARY GOUGH; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 26th day of September, 2011, and entered in Case No. 19-2010-CA000118-CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and THOMAS H. GOUGH, LANDES, INC., A NEVADA CORPORATION, ST. JAMES BAY PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., SUE BODOW, AS PRESIDENT OF LANDES, INC., HILARY GOUGH and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT STEPS OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320, 11:00 AM on the 16th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 11 OF BLOCK H, ST JAMES BAY SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PP. 39-46, PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 27th day of September, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk 10-08619 October 13, 20, 2011 35767T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, Plaintiff, VS. MARY LOU PATMORE f/k/a MARY LOU BOWMAN, and ADMINISTRATOR OF THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, an agency of the Government of the United States of America, Defendants. CASE NO: 11-000113-CA CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 27, 2011, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market St., Apalachicola, Florida 32456, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on November 8, 2011, the following described property: Northwest quarter of Lot 10, Block A Range , Southeast Quarter of Lot 9, Block A, Range of Picketts Addition to the City of Carrabelle, Florida as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 20 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the re-rod (marked #4261) marking the Southwest corner of Lot 10, Block A, Range of Picketts Addition to the City of Carrabelle, Florida, as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 20 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, said point lying on the intersection of the Northerly right-of-way boundary of East Meridian Avenue with the Easterly right-of-way of Tallahassee Street and run North along said Easterly right-of-way boundary 30.00 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261) marking the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning continue North along said Easterly right-of-way boundary 60.00 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261), thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run East 45.00 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261), thence run South 60.00 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261), thence run West 45.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Dated: September 28, 2011. Franklin County Clerk of Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk October 13, 20, 2011 35763T NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice if hereby given that, Watkins Childrens Trust/Steve Watkins, the holders of the following certificate have filed said certificate for tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 193 Year of issuance: 2004 Description of property: Lots 5 & 5A Block 1 Dog Island Gulf Beaches Unit 3 et al Full Legal Description can be viewed at Clerk of the Circuit Courts Office PARCEL NO: 06-08s-04w-5263-0001-00 50 Name is which assessed: Muriel Arcuri All of said property being in the State of Florida, Franklin County. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the first (1st) Monday in the month of November 2011, which is the 7TH day of NOVEMBER 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 26TH day of SEPTEMBER 2011. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2011 35714T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 09CA000230 VISION BANK, a Florida corp., Plaintiff, vs, MICHAEL W. SENIOR and SUSAN L. SENIOR, husband and wife; NEW VENTURES PROPERTIES, LLC, a Florida limited liability Company; CRYSTAL CLEAR DEVELOPMENT, INC., a Florida Corporation; M-VISION, INC., A Florida corporation; SHADOW PINES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida non-profit corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the Partial Summary Judgment of Foreclosure against Defendants, New Ventures Properties, LLC, Crystal Clear Development, Inc., and M-Vision, Inc., entered in the abovestyled cause, I will sell at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at www. walton.realforeclose. com, at the hour of 11:00 a.m C.S.T, on the 28th day of October, 2011, the property situated in Walton County, Florida and Franklin County, Florida, described as: PARCEL 1: Lot 43, Lighthouse Ridge Estates, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at an old concrete monument marking the Northwest corner of Section 36, Township 7 South, Range 5 West, Franklin County, Florida; thence run South 00 degrees 00 minutes 12 seconds East, 471.89 feet to the Northerly Right of Way boundary of a 60.00 foot roadway; thence run North 80 degrees 56 minutes 55 seconds East along said Northerly Right of Way boundary, 738.17 feet; thence run North 00 degrees 00 minutes 12 seconds West, 470,00 feet; thence run North 60 degrees 10 minutes ; 29 seconds East, 1033.33 feet; thence run East 435.00 feet; thence run North 49 degrees 42 minutes 28 seconds East, 1310.00 feet to the Point of Beginning, from said Point of Beginning; thence run South 40 degrees 26 minutes 31 seconds East, 32.86 feet; thence run North 56 degrees 48 minutes 50 seconds East, 400.00 feet to the Westerly Right of Way boundary of a 60.00 foot roadway; thence run North 40 degrees 26 minutes 31 seconds West along said Right of Way boundary, 44.36 feet to a point of curve to the right; thence run Northwesterly along said Right of Way boundary and along said curve with a radius of 729.02 feet through a central angle of 05 degrees 07 minutes 10 seconds for an arc distance of 65.14 feet; thence run South 56 degrees 48 minutes 50 seconds West, 402.97 feet; thence run South 40 degrees 26 minutes 31 seconds East, 76.93 feet to the Point of Beginning. Together with a Grant of Non-Exclusive East recorded in Official Records Book 552, Pages 47 through 49, all of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, PARCEL 2: Lot 42, Lighthouse Ridge Estates, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 36, Township 7 South, Range 5 West, Franklin County, Florida and run South 00 degrees 00 minutes 12 seconds East 532.65 feet to a point lying on the Southerly Right of Way boundary of a 60.00 foot roadway; thence; run South 04 degrees 05 minutes 27 seconds East 303.10 feet; thence run North 80 degrees 56 minutes 32 seconds East 462.01 feet; thence run North 19 degrees 54 minutes 24 seconds West 97.55 feet; thence run North 65 degrees 35 minutes 36 seconds East 500.00 feet; thence run South 19 degrees 54 minutes 24 seconds East 232.31 feet; thence run North 80 degrees 56 minutes 32 seconds East 14.61 feet to a point of curve to the left having a radius of 1476.86 feet, through a central angle of 24 degrees 07 minutes 42 seconds for an arc distance of 621.93 feet, chord being North 68 degrees 52 minutes 41 seconds East 617.35 feet; thence run North 56 degrees 48 minutes 50 seconds East 2758.83 feet to a point lying on the Southwesterly Right of Way boundary of Beacon Road; thence run North 32 degrees 17 minutes 53 seconds West along said Right of Way boundary 330.10 feet; thence run North 40 degrees 26 minutes 31 seconds West along said Right of Way boundary 330.24 feet to a concrete monument (marked #2919) marking the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning and leaving said Right of Way boundary run South 56 degrees 48 minutes 50 seconds West 399.75 feet to a concrete monument (marked #2919); thence run North 40 degrees 30 minutes 04 seconds West 109.78 feet to a point; thence run North 56 degrees 46 minutes 43 seconds East 400.00 feet to a concrete monument (marked #2919) lying on the Southwesterly Right of Way boundary of said Beacon Road; thence run South 40 degrees 21 minutes 11 seconds East along said Right of Way boundary 109.99 feet to the Point of Beginning. PARCEL 3: Lot 46, Lighthouse Ridge Estates, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at an old concrete monument marking the Northwest corner of Section 36 Township 7 South, Range 5 West, Franklin County, Florida; thence run South 00 degrees 00 minutes 12 seconds East 471.89 feet to the Northerly Right of Way boundary of a 60.00 foot roadway; thence run North 80 degrees 56 minutes 55 seconds East along said Northerly Right of Way boundary 738.17 feet; thence run North 00 degrees 00 minutes 12 seconds West 470.00 feet; thence run North 60 degrees 10 minutes 29 seconds East 1033.33 feet; thence run East 435.00 feet; thence run North 49 degrees 42 minutes 28 seconds East 1310.00 feet; thence run North 40 degrees 26 minutes 31 seconds West 285.00 feet; thence run North 56 degrees 46 minutes 14 seconds East 228.65 feet to the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning continue North 56 degrees 46 minutes 14 seconds East 219.42 feet to the Westerly Right of Way boundary of a 60.00 foot roadway; thence run North 24 degrees 09 minutes 35 seconds West along said Right of Way boundary 117.94 feet to a point of curve to the left; thence run Northwesterly along said Right of Way boundary and along said curve with a radius of 346.63 feet thru a central angle of 29 degrees 44 minutes 21 seconds for an arc distance of 179.92 feet; thence run South 25 degrees 36 minutes 10 seconds West 279.16 feet; thence run South 40 degrees 26 minutes 31 seconds East 150.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. PARCEL 4: Lot 1, BAY VISTA, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 41, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. PARCEL 6: Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4, Block 2, SHADOW PINES, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 16, Page 38, 38A and 38B, of the Public Records of Walton County, Florida. The Property identified in Exhibit A to this Judgment consists of eight (8) separate lots on the various parcels. The lots identified in the legal description of the Property attached hereto as Exhibit A shall be sold separately on the date of the foreclosure sale as follows: 1. Parcel 1, Lot 43, Lighthouse Ridge Estates 2. Parcel 2, Lot 42, Lighthouse Ridge Esates 3. Parcel 3, Lot 46, Lighthouse Ridge Estates 4. Parcel 4, Lot 1, Bay Vista 5. Parcel 6, Lot 1, Shadow Pines 6. Parcel 6, Lot 2, Shadow Pines 7. Parcel 6, Lot 3, Shadow Pines 8. Parcel 6, Lot 4, Shadow Pines ANY LIENHOLDER CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS FROM THIS SALE, IF ANY, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 45.031(1)(A), FLORIDA STATUTES DATED this the 300th day of September, 2011. MARTHA INGLE Clerk of the Court By: Angelica Price Deputy Clerk Oct 13, 20, 2011 35721T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, as successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, Plaintiff, Vs. H & H INVESTMENTS LLC, an Alabama Limited Liability company, EVERETT HAWKER, a/k/a MAXWELL E. HAWKER, and PAUL E. HAWKER, Defendants. CASE NO.: 11-000117-CA CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 27, 2011, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market St., Apalachicola, Florida 32456, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on November 8, 2011, the following described property: Lots 33 and 34, Block B, Unit 3, St. James Island Park Subdivision, being in Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 3 West of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Dated: September 27, 2011. Franklin County Clerk of Court By; Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk October 6, 13, 2011 35711T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PREMIER BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JIMMY W. MEEKS, SR., and SIDNEY GRAY, Defendants. CASE NO. 2009-461-CA 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 September 14, 2011, in Case No. 2009-461-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit for Franklin County, Florida, in which PREMIER BANK is the Plaintiff, and JIMMY W. MEEKS, SR., and SIDNEY GRAY are the Defendants, that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Franklin County, Florida, will sell at public sale the following described real property: Commence at a 5 inch by 5 inch concrete monument marking the Southeast corner of the Northeast quarter of Section 36, Township 8 South, Range 7 West, Franklin County, Florida and run North 00 degrees 04 minutes 26 seconds East 409.10 feet to a 5 inch by 5 inch concrete monument lying on the Northerly right-of-way boundary of U.S. Highway No. 98, thence run South 86 degrees 53 minutes 00 seconds West along said Northerly right-of-way boundary of 726.12 feet to a re-rod (marked no. 4261) marking the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue South 86 degrees 53 minutes 00 seconds West along said right-of-way boundary 98.24 feet to a re-rod (marked no. 4261), thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run North 00 degrees 04 minutes 18 seconds East 200.30 feet to a re-rod lying on the Southerly right-of-way boundary of a 100 foot wide Florida Power Corporation Powerline Easement, thence run North 86 degrees 57 minutes 05 seconds East along said Southerly right-of-way boundary 98.43 feet to a re-rod, thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run South 00 degrees 07 minutes 47 seconds West 200.19 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. The sale will be held on October 19, 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 22, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Franklin County Clerk of Court Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk October 6, 13, 2011 35542T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 2008-CA-000352 SUNTRUST BANK, INC., Plaintiff, vs. EVERETT REID BABB, et al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 28, 2011 entered in Civil Case No. 2008-CA-000352 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Carrabelle, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 11:00 AM on the 26th day of October, 2011 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 6 of LAKE PRISTINE, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page(s) 2, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 12th day of Sept, 2011. Marcia Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC, 225 E. ROBINSON ST SUITE 660 ORLANDO, FL 32801 (407) 674-1850 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of Court Administration at (850) 577-4401, or at the Leon County Courthouse, Room 225, 301 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 within 2 working days of receipt of a notice compelling you to appear at a court proceeding; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. October 13, 20, 2011

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For appt 653-9116 or 320-1174 St. George Island $160 wk, Electric, Satellite, Garbage incl. pool tble. 12X65 deck w/Beautiful view 850-653-5114 1 or 3 BRCH/A in Apalachicola, FL. 850-643-7740. Lanark Village 3 br, 2 bath house, screened porch, view of gulf, $550 month lease. Call 850-545-8813 Lanark, 2 br, 1 ba, w/ lg fenced yard, separate LR & den, covered parking & storage, $575 mo, 2529 Florida Ave., Call 850-528-0716 Lookingfor dock space for 34; boat Please call 850-973-2848 Come visit the Old Stuff Shoppe. We have a little of all. From old bottles to cast iron, fishing to glass cookware. Old tables, old pictures. We believe Older IS Better. 252 Water Street or call 850-653-5425 DIABETIC TEST STRIPS NEEDEDI Buy sealed, unexpired Boxes (850)710-0189 Tri Athlete looking for training partner. No Pseudo athletes. 850-447-0691 Accounting/Finance Franklin County Health Department is accepting applications for the following Career Service position:Accountant IIIReference Requisition #64080005-51262181-2 0110919160029 Salary: $29,344.38 Applications will be accepted through 10/21/11 Minimum qualifications: a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting and two years of professional accounting experience; or two years of professional accounting experience with the State of Florida. A masters degree from an accredited college or university in accounting or possession of a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate and one year of professional accounting experience. 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Gulf Coast Storage LLC will sell, for cash, to the highest bidder(s) OR may opt to retain the contents of the following storage units-names #24 Tammy Gordie #55 Mark Stockton #83-60 Larry Hatfield #92 Mark Hicks The facility will dispose of or sell the contents at 241 Patton Dr, Eastpoint, Florida at 9:00 am November 5, 2011. The parties may redeem their contents prior to sale time at full amount owed, cash only. Contents may be sold individually, as a whole unit or retained by facility in lieu of payment. Call 850-670-4636 for amount to redeem. Gulf Coast Storage LLC Locally Owned & Operated 850-670-4636 Email: info@gulfcoaststorage.co m Betty Jean Baker, Manager October 13, 20, 2011 35955T NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of DECISION PROCESSES INTERNATIONAL (DPI), located at 744 Gulf Shore Drive, in the County of Franklin, in the City of Carrabelle, Florida 32322, intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Carrabelle, Florida, this 13th day of October, 2011. Stephanie Angel October 13, 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. 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More info: candows@live.com (941) 585-0554 GUN SHOWSanta Rosa County Auditorium, Milton, FL Oct 22 & 23rd 9am -5pm call (850) 957-4952 or (850) 261-8407 General Admission $6 35875T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST INC. ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-AHL2, Plaintiff, vs. RUFUS E. TOWNSEND, SR. A/K/A RUFUS TOWNSEND; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RUFUS E. TOWNSEND, SR. A/K/A RUFUS TOWNSEND; ANNIE L. TOWNSEND; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANNIE L. TOWNSEND; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) CASE NO. 19-2009-CA-000702 NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Franklin County, Florida, described as: ALL THAT PARCEL OF LAND IN BOROUGH OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA, AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN DEED OR BOOK 448 PAGE 98, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS ALL LOT THREE AND SEVENTEEN AND NINE-TENTHS OF LOT NUMBER FOUR NEXT TO AND ADJOINING LOT THREE OF BLOCK ONE SEVENTY-TWO IN THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE MAP THEREOF IN MOST COMMON USE A/K/A 234 7th Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 at 11:00 AM, on November 15, 2011. DATED THIS 28th DAY OF September, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 28th day of September, 2011. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Danny Davis, Office of Court Administration, 301 South Monroe Street, Room 225, Tallahassee, FL 32303, 850.577.4401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff October 13, 20, 2011 35873T IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, VS. JAMES MICHAEL MARGERT A/K/A JAMES M. MARGERT A/K/A JAMES MARGERT, LEESA D. MARGERT; ST. JAMES BAY PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION INC, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/ OWNERS, Defendants. Case No. 19-2009-CA-000379 Division NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on September 27, 2011, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida described as: LOT 17 OF BLOCK B, ST. JAMES BAY SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PP. 39-46, PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA and commonly known as: VACANT LAND A/K/A LOT 17 BLOCK B ROYAL TERN WAY, CARABELLE, 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 November 16, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Any persons 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 29th day of September, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Christopher C. Lindhardt (813) 229-0900 x1533 Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800 Tampa, FL 33601-0800 October 13, 20, 2011 35861T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs IVAN W. WALKER and JOHNNY MILLENDER, Defendants. NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure of Mortgage and Ordering Sale entered on September 27, 2011, in Case Number 2011000115CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit for Franklin County, Florida, in which CENTENNIAL BANK is Plaintiff, and IVAN W. WALKER and JOHNNY MILLENDER are Defendants, I, Marcia M. ,Johnson, Clerk of Circuit Court, will sell at public sale the following described real property: Lots 7 and 8, Block C, Range 15, Picketts Addition to the City of Carrabelle, Florida, Franklin County, together with all improvements. The sale will be held on November 8, 2011, at 11:00 A.M. (Eastern Time) to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the front door of the Franklin County Courthouse in Apalachicola, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031 of the 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 this 3rd day of October, 2011. MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of Court By: Terry E. Creamer As Deputy Clerk October 13, 20, 2011 35845T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs HERBERT P. WITT and CAPITAL CITY BANK, Defendants. NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure of Mortgage and Ordering Sale entered on September 27, 2011, in Case Number 2011-000091CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit for Franklin County, Florida, in which CENTENNIAL BANK is Plaintiff, and HERBERT P. WITT and CAPITAL CITY BANK are Defendants, I, Marcia M. ,Johnson, Clerk of Circuit Court, will sell at public sale the following described real property: Triangular parcel adjacent to Block 117 on the SW, excepting a parcel conveyed by R.H. Powell to Fannie Coulter by deed recorded in Franklin County Deed Book II at Pages 204-205. Further described by that certain survey drawn by Edwin G Brown & Associates, Inc, dated December 13, 2004, Job No. 01-043 PSC: 26131, as follows: Begin at a rod and cap marking the Southwest Corner of Lot 10, Block , of the City of Apalachicola, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Deed Book M, Page 437, of the official records office of Franklin County, Florida; thence run along the Southwesterly boundary line of said Block as follows: North 48 degrees 42 minutes 00 seconds West 179.92 feet; thence North 48 degrees 51 minutes 00 seconds West 60.07 feet to an iron pipe; thence leaving said boundary line run South 39 degrees 53 minutes 35 seconds West 78.91 feet to an iron pipe lying on the Easterly right of way of a 50 foot wide roadway (not open); thence run along said right of way South 00 degrees 27 minutes 08 seconds West 96.32 feet to an iron pipe marking the intersection of said right of way with the Northerly right of way of a roadway (not open); thence leaving said Easterly right of way run along said Northerly right of way South 89 degrees 39 minutes 03 seconds East 231.77 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 0.47 acres more or less. The sale will be held on November 8, 2011, at 11:00 A.M. (Eastern Time) to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the front door of the Franklin County Courthouse in Apalachicola, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031 of the 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 this 3rd day of October, 2011. MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of Court By: Terry E. Creamer As Deputy Clerk October 13, 20, 2011 35843T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY HANCOCK BANK, successor in interest to PEOPLES FIRST COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, Vs. JJK DEVELOPMENT, LLC, JEFFREY J. DAUP, KEVIN B. PARKER, DIRT ROADS DEVELOPMENT, LLC, VANGUARD BANK AND TRUST COMPANY through VBT INVESTMENT COMPANY, INC., successor by merger, Defendants. CASE NO. 09-000335-CA NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 26, 2011, entered in Case Number 09-000335-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein HANCOCK BANK, successor in interest to PEOPLES FIRST COMMUNITY BANK is the Plaintiff and JJK DEVELOPMENT, LLC, JEFFREY J. DAUP, KEVIN B. PARKER, DIRT ROADS DEVELOPMENT, LLC and VANGUARD BANK AND TRUST COMPANY through VBT IN VESTMENT COMPANY, INC., successor by merger, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the Front of the Franklin County Courthouse, Second Floor Lobby 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida, Franklin County, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, on the 8th day of November, 2011, the following described property situated in Franklin County, Florida, and set forth in the Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 36, Lakes on the Bluff, according to the plat thereof recorded in the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, in Plat Book 8, Pages 33, 34, & 35. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Court Administrators Office no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding at 300 East Fourth Street, Panama City, Florida, 32401, Telephone: (850) 763-9061. ext. 327; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-9558770 (V), via Florida Relay Service. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court, on this 28th day of September, 2011. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT FRANKLIN COUNTY By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk October 13, 20, 2011 35841T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST 2006-3, MORTGAGE-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2006-3, Plaintiff, vs. GINGER MADDEN; ROBERT KEVIN STEELE; PETER JON BARTON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GINGER MADDEN; LINDA STEELE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GINGER BOWDEN MADDEN; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT # 2; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT KEVIN STEELE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PETER JON BARTON, etal. Defendant CASE NO. 09-000289-CA NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated September 26, 2011 and entered in 09-000289-CA of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST 2006-3, MORTGAGE-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2006-3, is the Plaintiff and GINGER MADDEN; ROBERT KEVIN STEELE; PETER JON BARTON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GINGER MADDEN; LINDA STEELE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GINGER BOWDEN MADDEN; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT # 2; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT KEVIN STEELE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PETER JON BARTON are the Defendant(s). Kendall Wade as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 102 SE Avenue B, Carrabelle, FL 32322-1800, on the FRONT STEPS of the Courthouse, at 11:00 a.m. on November 8, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final judgment, to wit: LOT 31, RESORT VILLAGE, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGES 8 AND 9 PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 28th day of September, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson As Clerk of the Court By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk October 13, 20, 2011 35837T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS L MAPIER A/K/A THOMAS NAPIER et al, Defendant(s). CASE NO.: 19-2009-CA-000634 DIVISION: NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated September 26, 2011 and entered in Case No. 19-2009-CA000634 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and THOMAS L MAPIER A/K/A THOMAS NAPIER; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF THOMAS L MAPIER A/K/A THOMAS NAPIER N/K/A MONICA MAPIER; RICHARD A. BRAY; 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 15th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 30, SOUTH SHOAL, AS BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS LOT 11, BLOCK H, OF ALLIGATOR HARBOR UNIT 2, A SUBDIVISION LOCATED IN FRACTIONAL SECTION 6, T7S, R1W, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT 30 S SHOAL, ALLIGATOR POINT, FL 32322 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on September 28, 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 F09104803 October 13, 20, 2011 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 F09084002 October 13, 20, 2011 35765T NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice if hereby given that, FREDERICK CARTER JOHNSON, the holders of the following certificate have filed said certificate for tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 940 Year of issuance: 2009 Description of property: Lot 3 Anglers Point f/k/a/ Lots 14 & 15 Emerald Point et al Full Legal Description can be viewed at Clerk of the Circuit Courts Office PARCEL NO: 23-08s-06w-1005-0000-00 30 Name is which assessed: S & P N B, L.L.C. All of said property being in the State of Florida, Franklin County. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the first (1st) Monday in the month of November 2011, which is the 7TH day of NOVEMBER 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 26TH day of SEPTEMBER 2011. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2011 Attend College Online from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 866-467-0054 www.Centura.us.com Airlines Are Hiring Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-206-9405 Partners in Grime Cleaning Services 850-630-8471. or 850-340-0492 For Homes or Condos free estimates by phone!

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LocalA14 | The Times Thursday, October 13, 2011 Our local real estate experts have identied what they feel are the best values around and are oering them to you in Real Estate Picks! (In this section), Discover the best real estate values in Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Cape San Blas, St. George Island, Carrabelle and surrounding areas. Best Values on the Forgotten Coast Real Estate Picks John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.comMLS#245180$54,900St. George IslandLOVELY HIGH & DRY HOME SITELocated in the quiet neighborhood of the Gulf Beaches, Possible Gulf views from the second story of a home. Mature pines & native vegetation. Lot has been recently cleared, so you can see what youre buying! West Bayshore Drive. Listed by Michael Billings John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.comMLS#243241$799,900St. George IslandBEAUTIFUL PLANTATION HOME Large OPEN living/ kitchen/ dining area offering panoramic views of Apalachicola Bay, Fireplace, Tile Floors, huge Screened Porch, covered deck, 5 BR & 3 BA plus additional sitting area, furnished, Dock for dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated to meet all your insurance needs By Lois SwobodaTimes Staff Writer About 50 folks, many with companion animals, joined the staff of the Franklin County Animal Shelter on Saturday, Oct. 1 to tour the shelter, dedicate a new play yard and share a picnic in the sun. Volunteers grilled hot dogs and sausages, to accompany a table. lled with other food, including sugar cookies in the shape of dog biscuits. The highlight of the festivities was the dedication of the new Ben Watkins Play Yard, featuring large and small dog play areas. The yard, in front of the shelter building, features a six-foot fence and large shade trees. Donations paid for the $4,000 addition. Karen Martin, shelter director, said the humane society board dedicated the play area to attorney Watkins out of gratitude for his generosity to the shelter and as a tribute to his great love of animals. The project included the renovation of nine large animal runs. Its important that people understand how important this is, said martin. All of our dogs are housed outside during the day. Now, they can be housed in larger exercise pens so they wont become aggressive or kennel crazy. It improves their quality of life and makes them happier, which means they are more adoptable. As part of the celebration, shelter workers created a rug for the ofce by imprinting the paws of all resident puppies onto an oilcloth.Rafe for $1,000 worth of furnitureA yard sale to benet the shelter is planned for this Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The sale, located next to Davids New and Used Furniture on U.S. 98, will include all of the furniture housed in the stores discount room. David Smith, owner of the furniture store, also donated a gift certicate for $1,000 in furniture to be rafed off the day of the yard sale. Rafe tickets cost $3, or two for $5 and may be purchased at the Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic, Franklin County Humane Society, Davids New and Used Fine Furniture and the Apalachicola Times. Membership in the Humane Society costs $25 for individuals, $50 for families and $100 for a business. You can join or make a donation online at www.forgottenpets.org or visit the shelter at 244 State Route 65 in Eastpoint. Volunteers are desperately needed for grant writing, fundraising and to socialize or foster animals. If you can help, call 670-8417. A gallery of the humane society open house is online at www.apalachtimes.com.Carrabelle propane tax is legalScheduling monthly propane payments can decrease the amount of tax you pay. At Carrabelles Oct. 6 board meeting, newly elected Commissioner Brenda LaPaz explained a propane tax that has caused some controversy. LaPaz told commissioner she had received phone calls complaining about a tax on propane gas. She said the tax, levied under city ordinance 113, is legal and has been in place since 1971 but Williams Propane of Tallahassee had been collecting the tax improperly This tax applies to propane or natural gas delivered to any residence or business within Carrabelle city limits, LaPaz said. In 2007, Williams became the propane provider for Carrabelle. Initially, they did not charge the tax. Since then city has repeatedly requested payment of the tax. Williams failed to comply. In July, Carrabelles city attorney sent a letter to Williams asking for payment. Williams began collecting the tax on Sept. 1, but Williams had been improperly collecting 5.77 percent on each sale of propane during the month of Sept. LaPaz said, The manager of Williams Propane explained to me that they came up with the amount by looking on a Florida Department of Revenue website. She said that ordinance 113 states, ten percent of each individual purchase or a maximum of $6 per month (will be levied) if billed on a monthly basis, whichever is less. She said Williams now understands the correct amount of tax to charge. LaPaz said, My advice to users of large amounts of propane and to folks who have their tanks lled monthly is to have Williams Propane bill you on a monthly basis. This will ensure that you pay a total of only $6 per month which is $72 per year. If you continue to pay the driver each time you are delivered propane, you could end up paying a large amount of propane tax.Snyder elected mayor pro temAt the Oct. 6 city meeting, Commissioner Charlotte Snyder was elected mayor pro tem of Carrabelle by the commission with a vote of three to two; Commissioners Brenda LaPaz and Cal Allen opposed. Cal Allen was also nominated for the post but was defeated by a vote of three to two with Commissioners Frank Mathes and Charlotte Snyder and Mayor Curley Messer opposed. The mayor pro tem acts as a temporary mayor during the absence of the elected mayor.Change of venue for Apalachicola Precinct 4 polling placeThe polling place for Precinct 4 voters is moving. Voters, who previously cast their ballots at St. Patricks Parish Hall, will now vote at the American Legion Hall, 801 U.S. Highway 98, west of Apalachicola. Supervisor of Elections Ida Cooper Elliott said, It is no longer feasible to have the poll at St. Patricks due to space considerations. She said about 100 voters will be affected by the change. She said the move will also save money by reducing the number of poll workers needed. Elliott said the Legion Hall already housed the polling place for Precinct 8. The building is divided into two parts, she said. The deputy can stand at the front door and direct voters to the proper room for their precinct. Elliott said the rst election at the new venue will be the Presidential Preference Primary on January 31, 2012. If you have questions or concerns about the change call the Franklin County Elections Ofce 653-9520 or email icelliott@votefranklin.com.Humane Society open house well attended News BrRIEFsS LOI I S SWOB B ODA | The TimesFriends of the Humane Society gathered to celebrate the opening of the Ben Watkins Play Yard, from left, Trish Finkey with her dog Sophie; Joann McCall with Ale, a dog she is fostering; former Humane Society President Bud Hayes, center, Krista Kelly with Precious; and current Humane Society President Susan Kearney. The dogs pictured here were all county rescues.LOI I S SWOB B ODA | The TimesKennel supervisor Warren Van Bramer holds Shy Edwin. Edwin has been at the shelter since February and is in desperate need of a home. Van Bramer said he has worked to socialize the docile and affectionate Edwin, who has been neutered and received all his shots.