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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: 12-08-2011
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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.COM Phone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8036 Circulation: 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 Classi ed Display Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Line Ads: 5 p.m. Monday xxxxx Contact Us xxxxx Out to see Index Thursday, December 8, 2011 VOL. 126 ISSUE 32 Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . . A6 Faith . . . . . . . A7 Outdoors . . . . . A8 Sports . . . . . . A9 Tide Chart . . . . A11 Classi eds . . . A12-A13 By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer Carrabelle will hold a public workshop next month to discuss how best to iron out the tangle of rules regarding the serving of alcohol in the city. At the Dec. 1 city commission meeting, about 30 people turned out to voice their views on a proposed change to Carrabelles liquor ordinance regarding the legal distance between schools and churches and establishments serving alcohol. The original city ordinance, passed June 21, 1935, mandated businesses serving alcohol be located no closer than 300 feet from churches, schools and playgrounds. The original number was written over with 500 feet at some point, and that became the operable distance limit. In 1961, additional ordinances banned the sale of alcohol from midnight Saturday to 7 a.m. Monday, except for beer, which could be purchased from 7 a.m. through noon on Sunday morning. Sale of alcohol was also limited to 7 a.m. to midnight, except on Friday and Saturday, and on holidays. The 500 feet rule remained in place until February 2006, when commissioners voted to abandon strict written criteria in favor of case-by-case consideration of requests for alcohol licenses. Under this 2006 ordinance, the commission reserved the right to consider the character of the area as well as proximity to churches, schools and playgrounds, and traf c patterns when granting alcohol permits. It also de ned a restaurant as a business where 80 percent of the seating was restaurant style and 75 percent of the income was from food. In 2008, when the case-bycase consideration was still in place, Tracey Justice and Randy Timm requested a wine and beer license for a property at 203 Tallahassee St., a property belonging to Skip and Kathy Frink next door to the Old Carrabelle Hotel, and less than 500 feet from the Methodist church. The city granted the license for the business to open as the Fountain of shattered china completes memorial garden Two Weems board members resign Judge to rule on pole injunction By David Adlerstein Times City Editor Circuit Judge Angela Dempsey is set to rule quickly on whether to grant a request from an Apalachicola citizens group to temporarily stop Progress Energy from continuing work on constructing new transmission lines through downtown. On Nov. 30, the citizens, represented by the law rm of Fernandina Beach attorney Arthur Buddy Jacobs, asked Dempsey to issue an emergency temporary injunction to halt the work for 90 days to prevent what it says would be immediate irreparable harm due to the permanent scarring of the historic landscape. These poles destroy the scale and uniqueness that is the attraction for visitors and the tourism economy, it reads. Moreover, the poles are furthering the destruction of the towns economy. With Progress given no prior notice to weigh in on the matter, Dempsey quickly denied an emergency order, and gave the company ve calendar days to show cause why a temporary injunction should not be granted. Progress attorneys led their response by the Monday deadline. Rob Sumner, a spokesman for Progress, said company lawyers will challenge any attempt to ANGELA DEMPSEY See INJUNCTION A3 Tempest brewing over alcohol in Carrabelle See ALCOHOL A5 By David Adlerstein Times City Editor Concerned over what they see as increasing politicization by county commissioners, two members of the Weems Memorial Hospital board of directors resigned last week. Gayle Dodds, a former board chairman and at-large appointment to the board, and Paul Marxsen, the current chairman, each sent letters citing concerns over commissioners handling of hospital matters. In the current highly politicized environment regarding the management of Weems, I can no longer continue in good conscience to serve as a member of the hospitals board, wrote Marxsen in his Dec. 4 letter. It is humiliating to serve as volunteer, with no political agenda other than that of promoting the hospital and the improvement of health care in Franklin County, while being repeatedly bashed by the county commissioners, who are attempting to use the hospital for their own political interests. Doling out political favors to further commissioners private agenda should have no place in the governance and decisionmaking processes at the hospital, he wrote. Marxsens seat, an appointment by Commissioner Cheryl Sanders, was set to expire, and Sanders promised Tuesday she would nd a replacement from her district to serve. In her Dec. 2 letters, Dodds accused the commissioners of a need to force their own political agenda on the hospital board. They are particularly threatened by the boards bylaws, which they originally approved. Too often, the reactions of the commissioners are self-serving for their own political purposes. In this hospital environment, I can only hope the (commissioners) will allow the hospital board to carry out the purpose See WEEMS A5 By David Adlerstein Times City Editor A new fountain, created as reborn souls are out of shattered pieces, has made whole the memorial garden at Trinity Episcopal Church. In a Nov. 6 ceremony on All Saints Day, the fountain, completed by Candace Springer with the help of fellow artists, was dedicated, the focal point and nal punctuation mark for a garden long in the making. Springer worked in the style of mosaic popularized by a Frenchman at the turn of the last century called pique assiette, from a French phrase meaning stolen from plate. On his daily walk to work, the man would pass by a large mound of discarded china which he took home piecemeal to turn into beautiful mosaic murals. Springer learned the technique from a good friend, Becky Savitz, an expert in it. She told me she liked creating beautiful things from broken and recycled pieces and that she thinks of Christs work in the individual as pique assiette, Springer told the congregation. He takes something broken in each of us and makes it whole and beautiful again. It struck a chord. Together with Patti McCartney, a member of the vestry instrumental in securing church approval ve years ago to create the memorial garden, Springer traveled in May 2010 to Tallahassee where she and McCartney selected a 650-pound concrete fountain delivered the next month by Gary Ulrich and a few brawny men of the vestry. Springer rst practiced on a smaller project with an unfamiliar adhesive required of an outdoor piece to be lled with water. She envisioned a design that incorporated sh because of the recognizable Christian symbolism and the importance of sh to the area. On Nancy Luthers suggestion, Springer worked with local potter, Anne Eason, whose bright school of sh with raised ns and scales radiate life to the bottom pool while representing the 12 apostles. The churchs rector, the Rev. Martha Harris, provided for the fountain a collection of stones and shells she had picked up in the past two years on her pilgrimages to the island of Iona off the coast of Scotland. I was happy to incorporate these found objects from the natural world and they became the inspiration for the shoals in the bottom Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth before the silver cord is snapped, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher is shattered at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern, and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher; all is vanity. Ecclesiastes 12 See BROKEN A3 The broken made whole DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times The Rev. Martha Harris provides a blessing over the memorial gardens new fountain. Apalachicola River Christmas Chapman Auditorium will be the site this Friday and Saturday for the annual Christmas stage production of the Apalachicola and St. George Island Cooperative Parish of the United Methodist Church. The curtain will go up on Christmas Story 2011: An Apalachicola River Christmas at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, at 122 Commerce St. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and children under 12 free with an adult. Tickets will be sold at the door but theyre going fast. For more information, call 653-9419. Santa visits Eastpoint Friday This Friday, Santa Claus will depart the Eastpoint Firehouse at 5:30 p.m. and be at the pavilion on Patton Road from 6-8 p.m. Come decorate the Christmas tree, enjoy some holiday cheer, and treats for the entire family. For more information, call 653-5596. Holiday on the Harbor Saturday Dont miss Carrabelles Boat Parade of Lights and Holiday on the Harbor on Saturday evening, beginning at dusk. Fantastic reworks, after beautiful decorated boats showcase their lights and artistic designs to the delight of the spectators. For more information, call the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce at 697-2585 or email chamber@nettally.com; or Sheila Hauser at 2510445 or email shcoastal@ yahoo.com. Bay Area Choral Society concert The Bay Area Choral Society, under the direction of Paul Marxsen along with accompanist Karl Lester, will perform a program Praise and Glory this Sunday at 4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church. The concert opens the 24th season of the Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts series. General admission is $5 and students are free. For more information, call 653-9550. HOMER M c MILLIAN KATHY FRINK Soccer success, A9

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Local A2 | The Times Thursday, December 8, 2011 By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer A single mom in Eastpoint is struggling to survive after losing her home to a re. Jennifer Wilson Bairefoot and her two children, Victoria, 4 and Hayden, 18 months, had gone to St. George Island to spend Thanksgiving with family when the call came. A neighbor contacted Bairefoot to tell her the Airstream motor home she shared with her two youngsters was on re. Bairefoot rushed back to Gulfview RV Park in Carrabelle to nd the re department on the scene and her home in ames. The re is believed to be the result of an electrical short. In spite of re ghters best efforts, the home was a total loss. Bairefoot and her two children were left with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Even Bairefoots wallet was lost in the blaze although her Social Security card and the childrens birth certi cates were stored elsewhere. Bob and Etta Allen gave the little family refuge at the Sportsmans Lodge and the Red Cross provided limited help. Bairefoot has also received donations of clothing, but the future looks bleak. She was recovering from surgery on her wrist in November when the re occurred and, on Monday following Thanksgiving, she went for emergency surgery to treat an infection. She said, thankfully, Medicaid is taking care of her medical bills. Currently without a car and employed part-time, Bairefoot said she welcomes any help. She is seeking a replacement for her trailer or another permanent place for her family to stay. She said a trailer would be the best solution because she is employed at Gulfview RV Park, where she used to live. Her employer provided her with a microwave so she can heat food in her room. She would welcome a hot plate and mini fridge. The family would welcome donations of food and household goods. The children need clothes, especially winter clothes. Hayden wears size 18 to 24 months and Victoria wears size 6 to 8. Remember Christmas is just a few weeks away and it would be great for Victoria and Hayden to have something under the tree or even to have a tree. Money would also be a great help. Donations can be deposited in a savings account at Centennial Bank listed under the names of Jennifer Bairefoot and Victoria Hernandez. Because she has to replace her identi cation, Bairefoot could not open a dedicated account for the re. Good Samaritans can also help by attending a bene t dinner to be held at Sportsmans Lodge beginning at noon on Saturday, Dec. 10. There will be oysters on the half shell as well as dinners featuring fried mullet, and barbequed chicken and ribs. Come out and eat for a good cause. For more information on donating to the Bairefoot family contact Lois Swoboda at 653-1819. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA The Apalachicola Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 at 5:00 PM at City Hall, Community Center Meeting Room, 1 Bay Avenue, Apalachicola, Florida to address the following variance requests and receive citizen comments relating to proposed new construction on the parcels listed below. A Special Meeting will immediately follow. The following variance request items will be discussed and considered: 1. Proposed new construction of a garage on the parcel located at the corner of Avenue G and 17th Street (R-1 Single Family Residential), more specically described as Block 17, Lots 1&2 into the required 15 side setback from 17th Street. Applicant is requesting approval of a 5 side setback. 2. Proposed new construction of a storage shed on the parcel located at Ave D & 7th St (R-1 Single Family Residence), more specically described as Block 23, Lots 9 & 10 into the required 15 side setback from 7th Street. Applicant is requesting approval of a 5 side setback. The Apalachicola Land Development Code allows for variance when special circumstances, conditions and/or undue hardships are determined. All interested parties are encouraged to attend and be heard with respect to this request. For further information, contact the Apalachicola Administrative and Community Development Ofce, 1 Avenue E, Apalachicola, Florida 850-653-9319. Tickets are available at the Apalachicola Chamber of Commerce located at 122 Commerce Street in Apalach. Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students and Children under 12 free with an adult. Tickets will be sold at the door but theyre going fast... Christmas Story is an ASGI Cooperative Parish Creative Ministries production in partnership with Carrabelle Christian Center, First Pentecostal Holiness Church & Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist church and local artists, musicians and community actors, singers and dancers. Photos by LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Hayden Dever, Jennifer Wilson Bairefoot and Victoria Hernandez lost their home to a re Thanksgiving Day. The Airstream RV belonging to the Bairefoot family is a total loss. Eastpoint family struggles after re NEW LOW PRICE! CA RR AB ELLE BE A C H Own a piece of Carrabelle history! The original lighthouse keepers house has 3 BR/ 1 BA on 1.3 peaceful acres backing up to Tates Hell Hiking Trail. Lovely porches! MLS# 243618.................$259,000 Travis Stanley 850.653.6477 Grayson Shepard 850.653.6718 Kim Davis 850.653.6875 A FFORD AB LE ST. 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G EORGE I SL A ND B E A C H FRON T SGI T SGI T B E A C H FRON T SGI T SGI T Leon Teat 850.653.5656 Jamie Crum 850.370.0835 Sandy Mitchem 850.899.8300 County to install cross drains Franklin County Emergency Management has obtained a hazard mitigation grant for the road department to install 10 cross drains on McIntyre Road, Crooked River, Jeff Sanders Road, New River Road and Mill Road. The amount of the grant is $52,487, with the federal share being $39,365 and the local share being $13,122 of in-kind contributions. There is a 10-week window in which to complete this project. Tobacco-Free partnership to meet Dec. 14 The Tobacco-Free Franklin Partnership Coalition Meeting will meet Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Franklin County Health Department, 139 12th St., from 5:306:30 p.m. in the second oor conference room. For more info, call 653-2111, ext. 123. News BRIEFS Good weather and a nice group of golfers for the golf tournament last Saturday, Dec. 3. Candlelight and Christmas carols will head up the Christmas Eve service at the Lanark Village Community Church. The service will begin at 6 p.m. Hope you can join us! Everybodys favorite band, The Not Quite Ready, will play at our New Years Eve dance at Chillas Hall. The band will start at 7 p.m., and the fun will start when you walk into the room. Bring some snacks, your favorite beverage, dancing shoes and your main squeeze, and ring in the new year with us. Its time to give all of our volunteers another round of applause. The guys from the work camp, for keeping the public grounds in the village looking good; the folks at the food bank, packing up the groceries and taking them to your car; the club members who prepare and serve the meals at the fundraisers; the folks at the senior center, for the breakfast and lunches; and of course our re ghters. We thank you! Your sugar x this month will be this Saturday, Dec. 10, at the boat club, because their Christmas party will be Saturday, Dec. 17. Hope to see ya at the pancake brunch, from 9 a.m. to noon. Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and housebound, and keep smiling you may not feel better, but everyone else will wonder what youre up to. Until next time, God bless America, our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry and dont forget the Toys for Tots collection boxes throughout the county. Lanark plans for Christmas, New Years LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh

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Local The Times | A3 Thursday, December 8, 2011 delay the project. A delay would jeopardize the reliability of the entire region, he said. The part in Apalachicola is a small part of a 38-mile rebuild. I think that everything we are doing is in compliance with the franchise agreement. We have worked hard to try to balance the aesthetic needs of the town with the need to provide more reliability and dependability. The citizen complaint alleges Progress violated the 1988 franchise agreement the companys predecessor, Florida Power, signed with the city, speci cally claiming the company has failed to promote aesthetic consideration as called for in the citys Jan. 15, 1989, ordinance. Plaintiffs in the suit include the Apalachicola Area Historical Society, Apalachicola property owners Richard Bickel, Sara and Bradley Heinz, Dr. Helen E.A. Tudor and Tamara Suarez, and three corporate entities Water Street LLC and The Sponge Exchange LLC, both owned by Lynn and Bill Spohrer, and LLW Building Partnership, owned by The Grady Market. The complaint alleges the transmission line rebuild is in contradiction to the citys status of an Area of Critical State Concern, and its placement on the National Register of Historic Sites and Places. The suit alleges the poles along Water Street will interfere with the brown pelicans and double crested cormorants that feed, forage and roost in this area. These high-voltage 85-foot to 100-foot poles running along Water Street are extremely dangerous to these birds, it reads. The suit also says the project failed to follow conditions of the National Historic Preservation Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. The complaint also brings up the potential of bodily harm that it says could result from the highvoltage lines. The plaintiffs believe this close-up and constant exposure to this high voltage 115 kV electricity will cause them, their grandchildren, and others great bodily harm. Electromagnetic elds from power lines are linked to adult cancers, depression and suicide. The leukemia link has been repeatedly demonstrated; the number of children developing leukemia has been steadily growing over the last 50 years, it reads. Every year The Times publishes local letters to Santa. The Deadline will be Friday, December 16th at 3:30 pm (EST). We have a special mailbox set up in our offices for these letters or e-mail them to: David Adlerstein at dadlerstein@stafl.com Subject: Letters to Santa at 3:30 pm (EST). Every year The Times publishes local letters to Santa. The Deadline will be Friday, December 16th at 3:30 pm (EST). L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a The letters will be published in our December 22nd issue. We will be selling Holiday Greeting ads in this section. For more information please contact: Joel Reed at jreed@starfl.com or 370-6090 Kari Fortune at kfortune@starfl.com or 227-7847 THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN Weems Memorial Hospital is proud to announce the return of Southland Emergency Medical Services of Fl physicians: Timothy Adamcryk, MD Garrett Chumney, MD Patrick Conrad, MD Paul Hart, MD Nathaniel Hawkins, MD Vincent Ivers, MD Joda Lynn, MD Franz Plum, MD 24 hour Emergency Services, Acute In-Patient Care, Swingbed Rehabilitation Program, Diagnostic and Surgical Services 135 Avenue G Apalachicola, Fl 32320 (850) 653-8853 Our mission is to improve the health status of the residents and visitors to Franklin County, by providing quality, compassionate, cost effective and convenient health care through community leadership and in collaboration with other healthcare organizations which serve our communities. www.pulse-sgi.com INJUNCTION from page A1 BROKEN from page A1 pool, said Springer. The shoals represent the obstacles we encounter in the world as Christians and must learn to maneuver around and through. Harris also helped select the biblical passages on the front and back of the fountain, one from Song of Solomon 8:6 For Love is strong as death and the other from Matthew 11:28 And I will give you rest. Among the Christian symbols in the fountain are crosses which imitate the crosses in the stenciling of the church, the alpha and omega, the chi rho christogram, and the ivy vine taken from a Wedgwood china pattern earlier donated by Luther to the churchs Pennys Worth thrift store. The vine is used repeatedly by Jesus in parables, such as John 15:5 I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. Apalachicola artist Kristin Andersons trinity design is the focal point of the top pool, emanating from trefoil and turning back into itself in an in nite progression. I chose to execute her design in many shades of gold leaf so that the tiles would re ect as much light as possible, said Springer. Many parishioners contributed pieces of china in varying shades of white, which I used as background throughout the fountain and are indicative to me of the varied folks that form our congregation. In her remarks to the church, Springer paid thanks to friends, Ann Bruce and Kem Toole, who served as sounding boards for her ideas, and husband, Ed, who donated workspace in his outdoor shed for the bottom pool, and space for the smaller pieces in their screened-in porch. As I wrestled with plagues of a Southern nature mosquitoes, carpenter bees, wasps and raccoons which invaded my workspace my patience was sorely tested. I only wish I could have harnessed the energy of the insect world for my work, Springer told the congregation. She also told of the nerve-racking move of the fountain to the church by Ulrich and his crew, made easier by his patience and experience. Finally, Jon Hooper hooked up the electricity for the fountain pump, which now keeps the water gently circulating. Please know that this is your fountain, not my fountain, she said, in her thank you to the congregation. As Martha (Harris) so aptly put it in her sermon last month, whatever we do in the church is done in the context of family. We are not alone in our endeavors. There is always supporting cast; there is always help, encouragement and a way to make things happen when it doesnt seem possible. Origins of the garden, dedicated in March 2010 by the dioceses bishop, The Right Rev. Phillip Duncan II, date back to 1998, when memorials left in Robert Croziers name became seed money for a garden where ashes of church members could be buried in a tranquil setting between two historic buildings, the sanctuary and Benedict Hall. Moved by her own life-threatening illness, McCartney worked with a committee to gather ideas from landscape architects and others for a garden that does not look like a cemetery or columbarium. It has become a place of worship and we hold services there when the weather is nice, she said. The project broke ground in 2008, and was given a foundation from more than 4,000 19thcentury bricks from the ruins of the Apalachicola State Bank, destroyed in a November 2008 re. Volunteers from the church and St. George Island Lighthouse Association spent four weekends hand cleaning the old mortar from the bricks. Entrance to the garden from the Seventh Avenue gate features a pathway lined with engraved bricks given in memory of deceased loved ones and friends. Many of the birth dates are in the 18th and 19th century and include the names of old Apalachicola families. The fountain is the culmination of these past years of work and nancial contributions by so many people, said McCartney. It is also a sacred place, a place of beauty, a place for re ection, a place to honor and remember loved ones. DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times The memorial gardens new fountain.

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Opinion A4 | The Star Thursday, December 8, 2011 It was halftime, we were down 35-0 and we couldnt move the ball an inch. We were in Walnut Grove, Ala., playing the West End High Patriots. Just a year earlier, my little private school had beaten the mighty public school Patriots 14-13 on our way to the rst perfect 10-0 season our school had ever had. That was a year previous, in 1978. In 1979, the big Walnut Grove boys hadnt forgotten and they didnt care if the previous year was a lifetime accomplishment for most of us. They wanted revenge and they got it. The boys from Walnut Grove dressed close to 50 players; they were big country boys and looked like the New England Patriots. We dressed about 17 players. Of those 17, probably 12 didnt have any business being on the eld of an Alabama High School football game. Before the kickoff for the second half, I walked over to Coach Cliff Grubbs and said, Coach, I just cant carry the ball anymore. Theyre killing me. I will never forget what he said. He grabbed me by the facemask with two hands and said, You dont quit, I dont care what the score is. You dont quit. By staying out there and not quitting, you are winning. This is the toughest kind of win youll ever get. I didnt quit. We never found the end zone on that night. The West End Patriots beat us 48-0. They may have played the band and the cheerleaders in the fourth quarter, but I didnt quit. It was one of those games that you wanted to forget, but I didnt forget my coachs words. Going into the last game of the season, we were 0-8-1, it was ugly. However, we played Spring Garden High School in that tenth game in 1979 and they hadnt won a game either. The weather was terrible, the eld was a mess and the referees wanted to cancel the game. At 0-8-1 and with one shot left for a win, Coach Grubbs wouldnt let them cancel the game. He made excuse after excuse, noting, It was football and both teams deserved to play. We played. In front about 50 fans, Coach Grubbs led the Donoho Falcons to a 40-6 victory against the Spring Garden Panthers on that muddy miserable night. He fought because he believed in us. He fought because he believed we deserved a chance. Originally, I wrote The Mattress Kid as a tribute to my coach who was battling cancer. In our conversations, I had found out that in addition to playing football for Auburn University, he had a secret that he had never told me. Cliff Grubbs was homeless and sleeping on a mattress in Chewacla State Park close to Auburn, Ala., when the folks at Auburn University came and asked him to play football for them. It wasnt a charity case; he was one of the best football players in the southeast who was simply on his own. Auburn gave him his chance and he took advantage of it. He played running back for Auburn, joined the U.S. Army as a paratrooper, then came back and played more college football for Auburn. After I wrote the story, folks at Auburn University and the University of Alabama pushed it to the point where thousands knew about The Mattress Kid. Coach Grubbs called me back and said, You made me sound like a hero. When he said it, even though he was on the phone, I felt him holding my face mask and saw him looking into my eyes. I started crying and I couldnt stop. I was balling like a baby. He never inched, he never said a word. He just waited, just like he would do when I was sitting in his little ofce back in high school. Finally with tears soaking my shirt and snot coming out of my nose, I managed to say, Coach, you are my hero. Again, for the last time in this life that I will ever hear him say it, he said, You know, I love you. I said, Yes sir, you just dont know what that means to me. He said, Yes, I do. On Nov. 25, 2011, I got word from Coach Grubbs son that Coach had passed away. My coach had found the end zone. The day after Coach died, his Auburn Tigers lost to Alabama. Before the Alabama-Auburn game, the folks from ESPN were having their College GameDay Program live from Auburn. As ESPNs Lee Corso put on the elephant head to note he was picking Alabama to win the game, I saw a sign in the crowd. It said, The Mattress Kid. Sitting in Virginia, I was happy. I was happy because a lot more folks now know the story of The Mattress Kid, my coach and my hero. Ive cried all my tears out; the scoreboard says the game is over. This is what I have to say. Give me the ball, give it to me now. Give it to me every play. I wont let you down. I will hold my head up and be proud. It is not the score that matters. Its knowing we did our best that is our reward. I want to walk off the eld knowing I gave you my best. Just like you gave to me. Farewell Coach, Ill see you in the locker room. Charles Clifford Coach Grubbs passed away peacefully at his home in Mary Esther, Florida on Nov. 25, 2011. Please never forget The Mattress Kid, who played running back for Auburn in the 1940s, served his country as U.S. Army paratrooper and coached high school football in Florida and Alabama. Read more stories at www. CranksMyTractor.com. CRANKS MY TRACTOR BN Heard Tis the season of fruits and nuts Finding the end zone A lady was trampled almost beyond recognition entering a shopping mall in Topeka. A pushing and shoving melee in a Walmart parking lot left two with head wounds and one bleeding profusely from the mouth and nose. A man in Del Rio, Texas, threw a cast net over a group of would-be shoppers in line ahead of him, injuring one and knocking a book of coupons out of the grasp of another. Two men got in a shoot-out in front of a Best Buy in Portland, Maine. A mother of three ran her Lexus through the front door of a Birmingham Toys R Us store. Youd think it was scenes from Apocalypse Now, Nightmare on Elm Street or How I Met Your Mother. The truth is..its just America preparing for another Christmas season. Im not sure exactly when, or why, midnight-bargain hunting and unbeatable 4 a.m. deals took the place of eggnog and kissing under the mistletoe. It ought to be called Black and Blue Friday. I dont know about you, but Ive never seen a gift, bargain, door buster or slick deal that Id roll out of a comfortable bed at 3 in the morning and rush downtown for, then elbow hundreds of people out of the way, hurry to the nearest check out station and stand in line for an hour and a half just for the privilege of paying for the blessed item! The facts, as reported by ABC, Anderson Cooper and the Food Network, clearly show I am in the minority. Youd think some opportunistic retailers were using the Christmas season as a clever guise to make more money. Sure, they lure you in with the 1 cent cell phone and the $199, eightyinch, magatron TV. They have ve of the cheap cell phones and two underpriced televisions. Seven hundred people show up. They cant go home and tell their spouse they got up at midnight and rushed out to the mall for nothing. So they pick up a laptop, a couple of iPods, a Leap Frog, the latest Harry Potter Nintendo Wii and a twelve-pack of Duracell AA batteries. The shopper enjoys the thrill of the hunt and the store makes out like a Chinese bandit. Everyone goes home a winnerexcept maybe for the people left lying crumpled in the parking lot. And we criticize those FSU-UF football fanatics for taking the game a little too seriously at times! Im somewhat embarrassed to report to you that weve made it into the second week of December and I havent bought anything yet. I hate I missed the penny cell phones and the almostfree Cannon Sure Shot camera. Im waiting for the Scotty Cameron Circle T putters to go on sale. Im holding out for the hundred-inch TV! If I can ght down the urge to join the buying crowd, maybe Sears will mark down every item to nothing right before Christmas. Walmart might catch the spirit and give away Panda bears and wrinkle free linen bed sheets. Of course, who needs another Panda bear or more bed sheets? Obviously, all the Christmas buying is not presents for other people! I wonder why they dont have these sales in August. I reckon Dog Day bargains doesnt resonate. Indian Summer specials dont ring any bells. Maybe folks just back from their vacations are cash strapped. Or they have school clothes and college tuition on their minds. Can you imagine the mayhem if we coupled Black Friday shopping with the hundred degree temperatures of August. CBS could turn that into a real survival show! And dont think this Christmas packaging phenomenon just started. I remember that Norelco electric razor commercial where the little Santa is sledding across the snow on the circular head of the shaver. Winston cigarettes had special Christmas decorated cartons. The Oldsmobile folks encouraged the up and coming businessman to step up this Christmas to a Ninety Eight. Children were enticed over the various years to ask for a Barbie, Slinky, G. I. Joe, Chatty Cathy, Mr. Potato Head, Matchbox cars, a genuine Roy Rogers gun and holster set, Hula Hoop, Tickle Me Elmo, Rubiks Cube or Star Trek Action Figures. My wife, back in the 70s, bought Cabbage Patch Kids for my sons! It likened to have caused a divorce! Its amazing how the marketing and buying frenzy seems to ratchet higher and higher each year. I dont remember any stampedes to get the Red Ryder BB gun. You could buy a Case knife to give to your dad with little fan fare. Nobody knocked me down at J. C. Penny the Christmas I went to get a sweater for Billie Jean. We thought Black Friday referred to that terrible night the Huntingdon High Mustangs football team beat the everliving stufngs out of us! Maybe we were a little sheltered out at the end of Stonewall Street. Of course, this was also back in the day when you did a lot more looking than buying! We even considered walnuts and oranges as gifts. We enjoyed the red and green Christmas M&Ms without realizing people would ever think of rising ve hours before daylight and ghting to get into a store to buy any gadget, no matter how rare or useful. We applauded those Budweiser Clydesdales with never a thought of pulling a gun on someone to commemorate the coming of the Yuletide season. We mailed in the $19.95 and waited breathlessly for the Ronco Veg-i-matic. We believed life was just like those Hallmark commercials. For us, buying and gift giving seemed to be a by product of the Christmas season. Boy howdy, how the seasons change! You dont reckon Cathy elbowed and pushed and then waited in line to pay for those darn Cabbage Patch Kids. You talk about adding insult to injury! Respectfully, Kes HUNKER DOWN Kesley Colbert USPS 518-880 Published every Thursday at 135 W. 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Circulation:1-800-345-8688 ROSEM A RY B E A C H Another Thanksgiving came and went as millions of Americans were forced to remove their clothing and dignity in order to y through the TSAcontrolled airports. Americans should not be made to feel stress, shame and awkwardness while ying. That is what spending time with your relatives at Thanksgiving is for. Even with bin Laden dead, the TSA has become more intrusive than ever. Now I have to take off my belt to go through security. TSA screeners pre-search routine has gone from putting on latex gloves to now applying lubricant to them. Should it not be going the other way by now less invasive instead of more? Even as the TSA is accused of touching more women inappropriately than Herman Cain, politicians feign outrage but do nothing. When asked about the full body hand check now given by the TSA, even Hillary Clinton said she would not like to go through a TSA pat-down. As a strong womens advocate, she is against inappropriate touching. Bill Clinton was heard to say, Hillary is usually against any appropriate touching, too. The federal government has institutionalized the groping of women who have no recourse. Once established, the arrogant and self-justifying nature of a government bureaucracy makes getting rid of it almost impossible. When you name a bill something as American as The Patriot Act or make a committee so important that it calls itself the Super Committee, how could they possibly fail? Queen Latifah can make a better case for being a real queen than the committee for being super, or the Patriot Act patriotic. When I see the GOP candidates in the primaries feeding the red meat of fear to the neo-cons, jockeying for who would bomb Iran rst, I remember why I left that party during Bushs second term to become a libertarian. It was the same zealous hawks who overreacted to the 9/11 attacks and saddled us with the Patriot Act and the TSA. Neither has done us any discernible good; instead, both have demonstrably diminished our freedoms. The corruptible power of one groups control over another with the false promise of safety seldom works. And even if it did, at what cost? We pay 21 times more in taxes than our Founding Fathers did, but are we safer? Do we have more liberty? Government says, If you will just let us regulate more and give us more money and more power, then we will promise you safety. Yet many do not want real liberty; that involves taking individual responsibility and owning the outcome of ones actions. Any endeavor, even one as simple as walking across the street, has risks that cannot be regulated away. The SECs budget has tripled since the Enron collapse, but it missed the scam by Bernie Madoff. Then Obama says he wants more. Now MF Global, run by former Democratic Senator and New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, reportedly cannot account for $1.2 billion of customer money. Has more regulation ever really made us safer than our own informed decisions and actions? Has governments insatiable appetite for more money and more power to regulate not been preceded by events like 9/11 and the nancial meltdown, which it was supposed to be regulating to begin with? Have not people been more hurt when they thought government was regulating something than when they knew government was not? The presumption of safety when you get a Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac mortgage, or invest in a nancial institution, has done more to snooker people out of their money than non-regulated free markets. Historically, any time a politician can persuade people, usually under the duress of an unusual event like 9/11, to forfeit even the smallest of their freedoms to the statists in government, those liberties are seldom restored. Such acts create more intrusion by government into even more corners of our lives, which serves to entrench governments power not ours. Ron Hart can be reached at Ron@RonaldHart.com, or visit www.RonaldHart.com.The terrorism of the Patriot Act RON HART The Hart Beat

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Although they were approved locally for a wine and beer license, Justice and Timm obtained a full-liquor license from the state, drawing immediate complaints from the Methodist church and other neighbors. In addition to concerns about alcohol, problems surfaced with noise, insufcient parking, and inappropriate signage. Three weeks after the bar opened, the city withdrew the alcohol license, prompting Timm and Justice to sue the city before abandoning their suit last July. In May 2010, the commission reinstated the 500 feet rule partly in response to this lawsuit. A few months after the Shack closed, Bobby and Brenda Sapp leased the property and asked for a beer and wine license for Old Salts Caf, a family-style restaurant. With strong opposition, commissioners agreed to allow consumption, but not sale, of alcohol on the property. Old Salts remained open from November 2009 until last month. In early November, the Frinks asked the city to grandfather the 203 Tallahassee St. location for sale of wine and beer. City Attorney Dan Hartman advised them that since the building had housed a series of businesses, new leasers must apply for a new license. Under the 500 feet rule, the longer distance reiterated by city action last year, the Tallahassee Street location was not eligible for a liquor license, so the city agreed to reconsider the terms of its liquor ordinance. Proposal would return to case-by-case consideration On Dec. 1, a new ordinance going back to a case-by-case consideration of liquor licenses was read for the rst time at the city commission meeting, prompting strong opposition from members of the faith community. What I say doesnt represent thoughts of everyone, but it is important that our thoughts should be represented and considered, said Homer McMillian, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist Church. I would prefer that you not even move forward with a second reading of this ordinance. How much time do you want to invest in (reviewing requests)? he asked. With a strong ordinance, you wont have to make a decision on every restaurant. McMillian, an attorney, argued the proposed ordinance was awed, that placing a business serving alcohol so close to a church violated a Carrabelle tradition, and that this was the rst time during his residence in Carrabelle that proximity of less than 500 feet had been allowed. Kathy Frink disagreed, contending that Carrabelle Junction, and two restaurants now closed, Michaels and Lorenzos, all operated within 500 feet of a church without causing problems in the community. The Frinks insisted the commission was discriminating against them and that other restaurants had been issued alcohol licenses. We have a business we want to do something with, said Skip Frink. We are the only people in town who cant do what we want to do. We had some problems; those are over. We had a very nice restaurant for several years. BYOB (bring your own bottle) cuts out pro t. Its a shame a church has located itself in a C1 commercial district. The hotel has been there for 110 years. He said 203 Tallahassee St. had been a pro table rental house until the alcohol ordinance changed in 2006. At that time they renovated it as a restaurant, and can no longer rent the location as a residence, he said. Since the dispute over Tallahassee Street began, the Carrabelle commission has denied a request for a package license by the Dollar General Store but has issued alcohol licenses to We Be Caf at the Moorings, and to Fish Camp restaurant at 275 Timber Island Road. Neither is within 500 feet of a church or school. The We Be Caf originally told commissioners they would only serve drinks during Sunday brunch, but later advertised a weekday Happy Hour and obtained a license for package sales. Aaron Datey, pastor of the Carrabelle United Methodist Church urged commissioners to consider the number of existing restaurants. He said churches were meant to bring life and growth to the community and that bars located nearby churches could undermine alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs churches often host. He said a business that served alcohol until 2 a.m. on Christmas was a bar, not a restaurant. We need structure in place by ordinance so there can be a system of checks and balances, said Mark Mercer, pastor of Carrabelles First Baptist Church. Please keep it so you who we have put in a place of authority can make our decisions for us. I think that we can think broader in Carrabelle than that the only way we can make a living is by selling alcohol. I hope you know that we pray for you and the jobs that you do and hope you have godly wisdom, he said. Commissioner Frank Mathes expressed concern over the wording of the ordinance and wondered if it opened the door to serving mixed drinks in restaurants, now disallowed under a beer and wine license. Weve got to consider the people in the neighborhood who live around it, he said. Commissioner Cal Allen said he was undecided on the issue. People go to a restaurant to eat, he said. If 80 percent of the seating is restaurant style, it is a restaurant. The former restaurant (Funky Oyster Shack) was a violation of the spirit of the agreement. Commissioner Brenda La Paz suggested the city hold a workshop to hear public opinion and discuss different options. Lets air it out and let the public come in and help us, she said. The commission voted unanimously to hold the meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 5 p.m. ALCOHOL from page A1 WEEMS from page A1 for which they were created and that health care in Franklin County continues to bene t from the af liation with (TMH), she wrote. Commissioners said little about the resignations on Tuesday, noting the Weems board still had a quorum, and that they would nd suitable replacements after reviewing a list from the hospital board. Sanders reiterated her faith in the importance of Weems relationship with TMH, while Commissioner Bevin Putnal noted the ongoing battle with Gulf County over serving patients in Franklin County. Commissioner Chairman Pinki Jackel, who said at the Dec. 1 hospital board meeting she would replace County Planner Alan Pierce as the countys liaison to Weems, noted the hospital is a $6 million driver of economic activity for the county. On Tuesday, she told fellow commissioners that while Weems is current with vendors of medical supplies and other dayto-day operational needs, a majority of vendors are past due 60 to 90 days, and some more than that. Commissioner Noah Lockley said he would like to see hospital billing moved in-house, and not be outsourced to an outof-state company. County Attorney Michael Shuler told commissioners that former Weems CEO Davie Lloyd, who was let go last month by TMH after being rst hired in July, had retained the services of Apalachicola attorney Barbara Sanders. Shuler said Lloyds attorney seeks to negotiate certain portions of the TMH separation agreement with Ms. Lloyd and is asking for one-year severance pay, which TMH has so far denied. Lloyds salary was $145,000 annually.

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The Times | A7 Thursday, December 8, 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 (850) 545-2578 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. Bay Area Choral Society to perform The Bay Area Choral Society, under the direction of Paul Marxsen along with accompanist Karl Lester, will perform a program Praise and Glory at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Trinity Episcopal Church. The concert opens the 24th season of the Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts series. The choral society will perform music of Antonio Vivaldi, George Frederick Handel, Camille SaintSaens, Charles Stanford and others, with the audience invited to sing along to favorite Christmas carols as well as the traditional nale, the Hallelujah Chorus from Handels Messiah. Sopranos include Rennie Edwards, Virginia Harrison, Megan Lamb, Carla May, Sandy McGinnis, Stephanie Marxsen, Julianna Ritz and Liz Sisung. Altos featured are Suzanne Chaple, Susan Galloway, Ginny Griner, Mikayla Lloyd, Samantha Marxsen, Ina Margaret Meyer, Janis Ramos, Audrey Schmidt, Shirley Taylor, Nan Treutell and Tamara Marsh, who will perform as soloist to O Holy Night. Tenors include Gordon Adkins, Tom Adams, Fred Genter, Randy Mims, Gary Niblack and Tim Roberts. Basses are Sam De Haan, Dewitt Galloway, Bill Hamilton, Michael Howington, David McClain, John Nagy and Merel Young. The Wind Quintet from Franklin County School, featuring Macey Hunt and Sam Marxsen, on ute; Deanna Quick and Thomas Copley, on alto saxophone; and Stephanie Marxsen, on bass clarinet, will perform Puer Natus (A Boy was Born), Away in a Manger and Hark the Herald Angels Sing. There will also be a performance of three pieces played by the Tom Adams recorder trio. General admission is $5 and students are free. All donations go to support the series, which is an outreach by the Apalachicola Area Historical Society. Enchanted Evening to be Wednesday Dont miss An Enchanting Evening, featuring a Christmas dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Apalachicola. Tickets are $12. Expect door prizes, good food and fellowship. Please call 653 8602 for tickets. On Sunday, Nov. 27, Scott, Mallorie Jones and I were privileged to be a part of history. The Dixie County residents hosted a Stand for America Ten Commandments Rally for Freedom on the courthouse steps. The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Dixie County, demanding the removal of the Ten Commandments monument from the courthouse steps in Cross City that was donated and erected by veteran Joe Anderson. With a little research, one can learn that the ACLU frequently opposes Christian and Jewish beliefs, morals and practices, yet appears to be supportive of the Muslim faith and practices. In one case, they defend that a Muslim woman should be allowed to wear a hijab in the workplace, courtrooms, etc. because she should be afforded the right to freedom of religious expression. However, a New Jersey coach was prosecuted because he took a knee and bowed his head in reverence to a student-lead pre-game prayer. I am not a scholar in law but it appears that if one is in violation of the establishment clause, they both are. Dixie County is represented by Liberty Counsel, who we were privileged to have in our county only a few weeks ago to conduct a workshop on religious rights in the public schools. The Ten Commandments are universally recognized as symbolic of the law and are appropriate for display in courthouses and similar settings, said Matt Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel. Public display of the Commandments is consistent with our nations history and with the First Amendment. Harry Mihet, a lawyer for Liberty Counsel addressed the crowd by sharing a story of when he was a child in the communist country Romania. Practicing religion in his country was illegal and punishable by imprisonment if the offender was caught. The Romanian government bugged homes and used dogs to sniff out violators Bibles. Mihet was a witness to this rst hand, because his father was imprisoned for preaching the gospel. In a different case, Mihet was quoted as saying, Dear brothers and sisters, this is a time of war. As citizens of this country and as citizens of the Kingdom, we are engaged in a battle for the very heart and soul of our nation against people and groups that are ghting tirelessly day and night to radically transform our country to change it from the land of the free into a place that is without God, without values, a place where anything goes except genuine Christianity to a place that looks more and more like communist Romania. Mihet said it would be tragic for future generations if the Americans do not show up, resulting in a lost battle. Also present at the rally was Frank Lay, retired principal of Pace High School in Santa Rosa County. Lay knows what it means to come under attack by the ACLU. Lay and the athletic director, Robert Freeman, faced charges for the crime of praying over the food at a booster luncheon. The ACLU rst pushed for a county ordinance prohibiting prayer at school-related functions. Three weeks later, Lay took the bait and found himself looking at federal penitentiary time, nes and a loss of 35 years of retirement because the state of Florida does not pay retirement to felons. By the grace of God, Lay and Freeman were found not guilty. Lay is an inspiration to all Christians for standing up for his values and beliefs regardless of the bullies trying to instill fear in him. In his speech at the Ten Commandments rally, Lay brought up a point worth pondering: Where is the ACLU when a child is hurting or in need? Do not be deceived, good people of Franklin County. Although this battle might not be ours this time, the ripple effect will affect our children and future generations. We need more than armchair support to gain ground for our children who are persistently indoctrinated with situational ethics, anti-family and antiChristian views. The Ten Commandments set the precedent for our Constitution and have been the cornerstone of law since our nation was founded. In my opinion, it is unconstitutional for one person to set the primacy for a larger majority. As a democratic nation, we should bring it to a vote and allow the decision to be based on a majority vote. Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived (2 Timothy 3: 12-13). We welcome all suggestions and hope you enjoy this weekly article. Please send all emails to Scott Shiver at frontline247@mac.com. Katie Bell, born Oct. 30, 1916, in Apalachicola, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at Darcy Hall of Life Care in West Palm Beach at the age of 95. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, Dec. 3, at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Apalachicola, with burial in Magnolia Cemetery. Wake services were held Friday evening, Dec. 2, at Kelley Funeral Home, 149 Ave. H in Apalachicola. Katie Bell Martha Sue James, 68, of Apalachicola passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, in Cleveland, Ohio. Mrs. James was born Sept. 20, 1943, in Cottondale. She was a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Apalachicola and the Red Hat Society and was a correctional of cer for the state of Florida. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 36 years, Irvin Adrian James. Mrs. James is survived by two sons, Steve James and Greg James and wife, Shelly; a daughter, Frances James; and a brother, Cletis Anderson, all of Apalachicola; two sisters, Jane Eden eld of Tallahassee and Miki Peddie of Apalachicola; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 8, at First Pentecostal Church of Apalachicola with Sister Susan Roach of ciating. Interment will immediately follow in Magnolia Cemetery. The family received friends Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the church. Condolences may be submitted or viewed at www.southerlandfamily. com. Southerland Family Funeral Home in Port St. Joe handled arrangements. Martha Sue James Mary Della Aman passed away at age 80 on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at St. James Health and Rehabilitation Center in Carrabelle after an extended illness. She was born Mary Della Baggett on June 21, 1931, in Dixon, Tenn., to parents Edgar and Ethel Baggett. After graduating from high school in Missouri in 1949, she moved to Chicago, Ill., where she met the love of her life, Fred Aman. After a brief courtship, they married on April 1, 1952. After her husband served in Korea, Mary and Fred made their home in northern Wisconsin, where they raised three children in Land O Lakes and Conover. Mary worked devotedly alongside Fred for 25 years at his taxidermy studio and was an essential partner in their art gallery and gift shop, Amans Gallery North, in Eagle River, Wis. Without a doubt, one of the greatest joys in her life was her two granddaughters, who lled a special place in her heart, like no other. After moving to Lanark Village nearly 30 years ago, she became involved in the local garden club, boat club, ladies club, as well as The River of Life Church. Mary always kept an upbeat attitude, no matter what challenges life presented, and was a friend to everyone she met. Mary is survived by her husband, Fred Aman; son, Robert (Bob) Aman; and daughter, Nancy Aman. She is also survived by granddaughters, Alison Fischer and Miranda Fischer. She is further survived by brothers, Guy Baggett and Bob Baggett; and sisters Margaret Edwards, Ruth Bess and June Baskin. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Carl Aman; as well as a brother, Ed Baggett; and a sister, Hazel Hafner. A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Lanark Community Church. In lieu of owers, memorial donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice. Bevis Funeral Home, Crawfordville, is in charge of arrangements. Mary D. Aman MARY D. AMAN James Madison Farmer was born March 1, 1938, in Altha. He passed away Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Panama City at the age of 73. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Farmer; children Teresa Kelley (Mark), Jake Farmer, Donna Farmer and Sabrina Phipps (Rex); siblings Jimmy Farmer, Frances Paulk and Rendi Passmore; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private funeral services were held at Kelley Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ann Nelson of ciating. Memorialization by cremation. James Farmer R.D. Segree was born Oct. 24, 1921, in Franklin County. He passed away peacefully at his home in Carrabelle on Friday, Nov. 18, at the age of 90. R.D. was a lifetime resident of Franklin County. He worked in the seafood business and was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a graduate of Carrabelle High School and was loved by everyone he met. He leaves behind his wife, Celia Segree, of Carrabelle; children Maribeth Segree of Beaumont, Texas, Pegi Segree Andrews of Jackson, Miss., and Walton Wayne Segree of Hemphill, Texas; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren, who will cherish his memory and stories of his time on the water. Among the many memories his family will always remember are the times on his shrimp boats, but mostly The Flaming Star (named after Elvis song), but fondly remembered as the Rusty Bucket. R.D. was preceded in death by three children, Vickie Jo Perry, Gene Wilson and Andrew Michael Segree. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the United Baptist Church in Eastpoint, with the Rev. Bobby Shiver and the Rev. Vince Grayson of ciating. At his request, R.D. will be cremated and his ashes spread in the Gulf of Mexico, which was where he spent much of his life as a commercial shrimper. The family wishes to thank the Rev. Bobby Shiver and the ladies at United Baptist Church for the luncheon after the service. Kelley Funeral Home handled all arrangements. R.D. Segree R.D. SEGREE Obituaries Faith BRIEFS Dixie standing up for the Ten Commandments SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Scott Shiver, Pam Shiver, right front, and Mallorie Jones pose with the Dixie County Ten Commandments monument. YOUTH MATTERS Scott and Pamela Shiver Faith

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E-mail outdoors news to times outdoors@star .com O UTDOORS www.apalachtimes.com Section Section A By Frank Sargeant Special to The Times Set the hook just before they bite. That is the sage advice of salty old sheepshead a cionados, who like to pull the leg of those with less experience at extracting Archosargus probatocephalus from coastal waters. The seeming paradoxical howto is nearly correct, though, because no sh in the sea can steal a bait more quickly. In fact, some people, outdoors writer-types mostly, call them convict sh for their nefarious behavior and of course they wear the same black and white stripes you used to see on prison road-gangs so the look also suits. Sheepshead are shaped like a sort of giant saltwater bluegill, with average weights of 1 to 4 pounds. The big attraction at this time of year is that they continue to bite when reds and trout are hunkered down shivering in the holes, and when Spanish, kings and cobia are enjoying a few margaritas off Key West. The limit on sheepshead is liberal 15 daily which means if you have two or three anglers aboard and happen into a swarm of hungry heads, you can actually ll the cooler, a rarity with any species these days. You wont be taking home any 20-pounders, as you might with gags or red snapper, to be sure, but a stack of 1to 3-pounders is likely in winter, and if you sh rockpiles off the beach during the March/April spawn, you might add some sh of 5 to 8 pounds to the box. The jetties at St. Andrews are a famed spot for this. Minimum size is 12 inches total length. Sheepshead are not wimps, either; theyre remarkably powerful critters for their size. A ve-pounder caught on the ats is a match for a red sh of similar size though its rare to catch em on the ats because they are so much more wary than red sh. And when you hook up with a heavy one around a piling, hes just as quick to wrap up and cut you off. The sheepshead is a member of the porgie family, thus his shape. They are named for their teeth, which look somewhat sheeplike and enable them to crunch up the shell sh and crabs that are their primary diet. Inside the mouth are hard, bony nodules that complete the crushing operation; they can grind up anything from. Catching sheepshead is a learned art. It looks as if it should be very simple; toss a piece of fresh-cut shrimp in front of them and they eat it, most of the time. But that parsimonious mouth is very stingy when it comes to ingesting hooks; often they nip off the bait and leave Mr. Gamakatsu hanging naked. First, its essential to use a hook small enough to t the relatively small mouth of the sh; size 1 or 1/0 is the ticket to admission. Actually, smaller hooks work even better, but the teeth are so strong that the sh can occasionally bite right through the light wire of smaller hardware choose small hook size made in a strong wire for best results. Sheepshead can also bite through mono or uoro leader and line, and theres not much you can do about that if the hook goes in far enough for them to chomp on, either. Adding wire leader is not an option theyll rarely eat even the tastiest bait suspended on wire. You usually need a sinker of some sort because heads are most often found in holes, channels and cuts, usually around rocks, concrete or other hard structure where shell sh can x and grow and where small crabs live. One good way to rig is to put the hook on a dropper made of 20-pound test hard mono like the Masons thats a favorite of offshore anglers, or uorocarbon, which is nearly twice as dense as mono, then hang the sinker on the bitter end of the line about 18 inches below its like the drop-shot rig preferred by bass anglers, and a neat hook for the job is the new VMC Spin-Shot hook, which has a swivel on each side and stands out vertically between line and leader. With this rig, you can immediately feel it when a sh starts nibbling on the bait; if the sinker is above the hook, as in a standard rig, the sh has to bite hard enough to move the sinker before you feel anything and by that time the bait may be long gone. Another rig that works well in winter is a oneeighth to one-quarterounce jig head with an oversized hook, size 1/0 or so, on which a piece of fresh cut shrimp, about thumbnailsized, is impaled. With the jig, you feel the bite immediately, and it casts more easily than a separate sinker/dropper rig. While fresh shrimp is by far the easiest bait to come by, sheepshead also readily take an assortment of other natural baits; ddler crabs, tubeworms and oysters are all high on the list of sheepshead experts. In some areas, you can scoop up sand eas with a basket rake, and these make ideal bait not only for sheepshead but also for pompano. (Parboil them in salted water, store them in plastic zipper bags and freeze them, and youve got fresh bait any time you need it.) By the way, the traditional tactic of putting an oyster on a treble or double hook to catch sheepshead is no longer legal; its single hooks only for the species. Whatever the bait, the trick is to hold light tension on the line when you feel that rst bump. If you can sense weight there as you take up the slack, set the hook; you miss some, but you hook most once you develop the touch. Micro ber line like PowerPro helps a lot; better sensitivity and more authority to set the hook. Finding sheepshead You can often visually locate sheepshead in clear water; they tend to hang near the surface, and you can spot them as they turn and ash. But even if you dont see them, you can often stir sh up by chumming around crusty pilings and riprap; use a hoe or spud to scrape the barnacles. As this stuff showers down, sheepshead will smell it and move in from considerable distance. All bridges that span coastal waters are likely sheepshead hangouts in winter; the old pier, on the Eastpoint side, the bridge channel in the island side, and Bob Sikes Cut are all worth checking. Keep moving, probing residential canals, holes at creek mouths, rip-rap edges and oystery river habitat; its like prospecting for any other sh, and you may go an hour or two before you nd a congregation. Once that rst head bites, however, you can be sure that there are many more in the same vicinity. Larger heads congregate on rockpiles and ledges in 8 to 30 feet of water to spawn in March and early April; rocky channel edges and many nearshore reefs also hold them at this time. There is also a limited ats shery here and there during late fall and through warm spells in winter. On the lowest tides, its not uncommon to see them up in the shallows waving that gray tail as they root out whatever they can nd on bottom. However, a sheepshead seen in this way is not a sheepshead caught; they are paranoid on a level that makes red sh seem like carp. If you land an arti cial lure anywhere in the same ZIP code, they will instantly vaporize. The only tactic that has ever worked for me is to cast a whole shrimp, unweighted, on a light spinning rig uptide from the sh and let it sit there. Sometimes the sh smells it, swims up and eats it when that happens, you have achieved one of the pinnacles of ats angling. They put up a nice battle in the shallows, too, with some fast, powerful runs. Oddly, these same sh may travel to nearby potholes when the spirit moves them usually on low full and new moon tides and then they become dumb as cat sh; most of the large winter catches are made by nding these backcountry holes. They also settle into rocky holes in many coastal rivers during cold weather they like the same habitat as winter reds and black drum. Sheepshead are in the same family as the pin sh, which explains something about their physiography they are armed with some of the sharpest, longest spines in shdom, and the armament sprouts in all directions, from the back, the chest and the nether regions; there is hardly a safe way to pick up a sheepshead except with tongs. But pick up a sheepshead you must, because thats what it takes to extract those wonderful white llets. As you might expect of a creature that eats only shell sh, the taste of sheepshead completely belies the barnyardian name; it is among the nest of all shes, right up there with hog snapper another critter with a nasty name and a wonderful taste, come to think of it. Cleaning After years of being wounded by heads, I nally came to the conclusion that the only reasonable way to deal with them is to disarm them. These days, when I catch one, it goes on ice immediately to put it to sleep, as we like to tell the grandkids, and then out come the poultry shears. I systematically nip off every pointed spine on every sh if you leave even one, I can assure you it will nd a way to bury itself in your nger. Once the spines are gone, sheepshead llet pretty much like other sh, but they do have a thicker hide and tougher scales run the point of a sharp llet knife up each side of the backbone to make a channel before you start the lleting cut and it will go more smoothly. You have to cut around the base of the dorsal spines, too; they extend well into the meat. You can now remove the skin in the usual fashion, by working a large llet knife between skin and meat on the cleaning table. On small sh, trim off the rib cage because it doesnt have much meat; on larger ones, you may nd it better to leave the rib meat in place and deal with the bones once the sh is cooked. Sheepshead are delicious any way you care to cook them. One great way is to cube the meat, boil it brie y in crab boil spices like Zatarans, and then dip in melted butter and lemon juice tasty as lobster, and more tender. Of course, you cant beat breading and deep frying, and simply putting them in a sh basket, adding a little non-stick oil and plopping them on a hot grill is also a great way to get sheepish. Thursday, December 8, 2011 Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Your Hunting Headquarters SIG SAUER C3 C U S TOM MAKE .45 A CP WITH CRIM PS ON T RA C E GRI PS R EG $1049.99 S A L E $849.99 W ITH HARD C A S E AND TWO MAGAZINE S S S Winters panfish excite the fisherman, delight the palate SHEEPISH BEHAVIOR PHOTOS BY FRANK SARGEANT | Special to The Times Sheepshead occasionally prowl very shallow water, particularly on warm winter afternoons. They can be caught on unweighted fresh shrimp in these situations, but theyre easily spooked. Sheepshead are named for their mouthful of teeth, which they use to crop shellfish off pilings, rocks and reefs. The teeth make them tough to hook, experts say. Freshwater Inshore The trout bite has improved in the I.C.W. canal in St. Joe, but most are still on the small side. A few reports of bigger trout being caught at the T have been stirring; however, the recent rain and advancing cold temps might push the trout even farther up the river. Bull red are still being caught on the docks at the St. Joe Marina. Early morning or late in the evening seem to be the best times for this action. After all the rain and winds from last week, we nally found a break in the weather. The recent warm spell should increase the freshwater bite in the creeks and rivers. Lake Wimico has had good reports of small bass in good numbers from last week. Great reports of crappie in the river and into deeper holes. Heavy salt water has pushed trout into the Brothers and at Christmas Lake. 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CARRABELLE A PALA C HI C OLA SP O RT S www.apalachtimes.com A Section Thursday, December 8, 2011 Page 9 By David Adlerstein Times City Editor A tough battle by the Lady Seahawks soccer team at home Friday against John Paul II, it ended with a 6-4 loss. We had a slow start be cause we didnt know what to expect, said coach Kelli Maggio. John Paul, a non-district opponent, jumped ahead 20, but the Lady Seahawks fought back to tie the game. When they got up, we started playing harder, said Maggio. First, Megan Newell assisted Jessica Shields to make it a 2-1 game, and then Newell tied the game at 2 with a goal assisted by Whitney Vause. The Lady Seahawks took the lead with a breakaway rebound goal by Newell and held a 3-2 lead at the half. But John Paul II s best player, junior striker Bea trice Menjor tied the game at 3-3. A goal by Shields gave the Lady Seahawks a 4-3 lead, but then Menjor struck again to tie the game at 4-4. A tripping foul was called in the box and John Paul was awarded a penalty kick. Freshman keeper Macy Hunt made a great save to post the rst penalty kick save of her career, and end ed the game with 12 saves. She has stepped up and made some great saves as a rst-time goalie, said Mag gio. John Paul scored on a corner kick to take a 5-4 lead with 10 minutes left in the game, and then scored what Maggio described as a questionable off-sides late goal with under two minutes left. We fought back from a 2-0 lead, we played hard the entire game, said the coach. We just couldnt stop their best player who ac counted for ve goals. She was incredibly strong and we double teamed her in the second half, which is some thing we do not do often. I thought we passed the ball well and played well to gether as a team, said the coach, who is assisted by Ramon Valenzuela, a for mer Ohio high school soc cer coach. I was impressed with Gracyn Kirvin who has stepped up her game by playing end-to-end tough soccer. After a slow defensive backeld start, seniors Emmy Norris and Jessica Dempsey responded by stepping up their stingy play the remainder of the game, said the coach. We have an other chance at this team, and now feel like we have a better idea of how to beat them. By Joe Shields Special to the Times The Seahawk soccer boys split their last two games, falling at East Gadsden and then returning home to de feat Freeport. The East Gadsden Jag uars scored three goals in the rst half as they brought Franklin County High Schools undefeated adven tures to an end with a 4-0 win Nov. 30 in Havana. Two goals in nine rsthalf minutes from an own goal by the Seahawks and a dicey shot through the legs of multiple Seahawk defend ers did the damage before an unidentied Jaguar put the icing on the cake late in the rst half and ensured the Seahawks rst foray away from the Nest ended in disappointment. During the rst half, Se ahawk fans were quick to applaud shots on goal by Alex Causey, Elton Olvera, Graham Kirvin (two head ers), James Newell and Zack Howze. More heroics followed when the Seahawk defense nally settled and goalie Daniel Carrino made eight saves before halftime. In the second half, the Seahawk defense stiffened further with Tanner Klink playing very well from his sweeper position and Carri no adding three more saves. Olvera had two shots on goal, with one being a free kick and Kirvin added an other shot on goal, but none found the back of the net. A Jaguar striker put the game beyond doubt 23 minutes from time, slotting home a goal off a left-wing dribble. The Jaguars man aged 67 percent of the time of possession, and nished with 129 shots on goal to the Seahawks 10. Senior Tanner Klink was awarded Player of the Match for his efforts, dem onstrating an impact defen sively in both halves with his great eld of vision. He was instrumental in acquir ing dispossessed passes, steals and headers out of the 18-yard box. Klink held the defensive third against the onslaught of offensive at tempts and provided a boost to the teams counter-at tacking efforts despite the teams losing effort. Hawks cruise to rst district win On Friday at home, the Seahawks faced Freeport, a new rival in the district rival which also includes Port St. Joe and Rocky Bayou. From the opening whis tle, the Seahawks pressed forward and were in com plete control against the Bulldogs. An offensive on slaught occurred with mul tiple shots and goals from Olvera (three shots on goal; one score; and one assist), Causey (three shots on goal; one score off an assist from Olvera, Howze (two shots on goal; one score on assist from James Harris; New ell (two shots on goal; one score), James Harris (one shot on goal; one score on an assist from Elisha Pa triotis); and one assist) and Kirvin (two shots on goal; one score) to take a 6-1 lead into the half. Defensively in the rst half, the Seahawks con trolled the middle third of the eld and hurried the Freeport offensive mid-eld ers with so much pressure, that only through balls were an option for their scoring attempts. The com bination of Javeion Wineld, Julio Ramirez, Billy Harris and Klink blew up the inside passing lanes, and scoring opportunities for the Bull dogs became few and far between. Carrino was not tested with the frequency he was accustomed to, with only one save on two shots in the rst half. In the second half, the Seahawks made multiple substitutions with everyone getting some playing time as they still managed to maintain pressure and pos session. Casey Sapp led all Seahawks in the second half with six shots on goal, Win eld had three shots on goal and Jonathan Whitcomb, Ramirez, Billy Harris and Matthew Turner each had one shot on goal. Klink, who got some playing time as a mid-elder, scored unas sisted. James Harris added to his goal totals off a second assist from Patriotis and since rst time net minder Stephen Jackson replaced Daniel Carrino in goal in the second half, Carrino got to play a little offense and scored an unassisted goal. The Seahawk substitutes in the second half allowed the Freeport boys a little respite from the smother ing rst-half defense they had seen and allowed for six shots on goal by the Bull dogs. Jackson allowed three goals in the second half but also made three saves. Upon completion of their rst district win of the sea son 9-4, the entire Seahawks team ran to the home-crowd side of the eld and in an apparent pre-rehearsed skit, Seahawk player Olvera mimicked a swimming sh, which was subsequently caught by another player and lifted by the entire team. A picture of the catch was taken by yet another Se ahawk player. With their rst district win of the season, the boys were eager and excited about their Wednesday night re-match at home against E. Gadsden. Sophomore James Har ris was awarded Player of the Match for his efforts, with two goals and one assist. In addition, his defensive prow ess in the middle third of the eld was instrumental in getting the ball back for the Seahawks. Joe Shields serves as as sistant to coach Jono Wil liams of the Seahawk boys soccer team. By David Adlerstein Times City Editor The Seahawks varsity boys basketball team got into the win column at Munroe Dec. 1, scoring a 67-49 win. Two other road games were less successful, as Coach Mike Sweatts squad fell 67-52 at Blount stown Nov. 28, and 58-51 at South Walton Friday. Right now it feels like we are playing prac tice games, considering we have only had six full practices as a team and have already played ve games, said Sweatt. The kids are improving with every game and practice. We have still not put ev erything in yet and will probably not have every thing in until the Christ mas tournament. Other teams we have been playing have had offseason training over last spring and summer while we are just now learn ing how to play with each other and build that team chemistry. The players are learning as we go and still competing in every game, he said. Against Blountstown, the Seahawks led 28-27 at the half, but were out scored 40-24 in the last two quarters to sustain the loss. Against South Walton, the team led 18-8 after the rst quarter, but were outscored in each of the last three stanzas. In fact we have led in every game we have played in the second half, besides Wakulla, but just can not nish, said Swe att. Two of the losses have come after we blew double-digit leads! Against Munroe, A.J. Allen led the way with 22 points, including ve-ofeight treys, while Chance Buffkin added 14 points, including four of 10 three pointers. Leonard Green has consistently led the team in rebounds, including 16 against South Walton. I think after growing pains in December and January we will really see what this team is about, said Sweatt. I am very ex cited and cant wait to play some of these teams later when we have actually had some practices and experience with each oth er. The kids feel the same and know what we have to do to get better. Soccer girls fall to John Paul II Seahawks soccer boys down Freeport Seahawks get rst win vs. Munroe CHRISTEY KIRVIN | Special to the Times Megan Newell drives against Marianna CHRISTEY KIRVIN | Special to the Times Sophomore James Harris, right, angles for the ball against Marianna. Nov. 28 @ Blountstown Franklin County 13 15 10 14 52 Blountstown 7 20 23 17 67 SEAHAWKS: Dwayne Griggs 2/4 2s, 4 pts.; Leonard Green 3/8 2s, 6 pts.; A.J. Allen 3/10 2s, 1/5 3s, 6/12 FTs, 15 pts.; Chance Buffkin 2/6 2s, 2/3 3s, 4/6 FTs, 14 pts.; Seth Rogers 1/2 2s, 3/4 FTs, 5 pts.; Tre Carr 4/7 2s, 8 pts. TEAM: 18/52 (35 %) 15/40 2s, 3/12 3s, 13/26 FTs R EB OU N D S : Green 13, Allen, Buffkin, Chase Golden 5, Carr, Griggs 4 BLO CKS : Green 4 S TEA L S : Carr 5, Buffkin 2 A SSISTS : Green, Allen 2 D ec. 1 @ Munroe Franklin County 17 27 14 9 67 Munroe 9 12 19 19 49 SEAHAWKS: Griggs 4/7 2s, 8 pts.; Green 3/11 2s, 6 pts.; Allen 3/5 2s, 5/8 3s, 1/1 FTs, 22 pts.; Buffkin 4/10 3s, 2/2 FTs, 14 pts.; Rog ers 2/5 2s, 1/2 FTs, 5 pts.; Carr 1/4 2s, 1/6 FTs. 3 pts.; Rahkeim Pierce 1/3 2s, 2 pts.; Holden Foley 2/2 FTs, 2 pts.; Chase Golden 1/1 3s, 3 pts.; David Butler 1/2 2s, 2 pts. TEAM: 25/70 (36 %) 15/45 2s, 10/25 3s, 7/15 FTs R EB OU N D S : Green 12, Allen 7, Buffkin, Carr 5, Jones, Griggs 4 Blocks: Green 3, Buffkin S TEA L S : Allen, Griggs 3, Carr, Green 2 A SSISTS : Carr 6, Allen 4 D ec. 2 @ South Walton Franklin County 18 3 14 16 51 SoWalton 8 15 18 17 58 SEAHAWKS: Griggs 4/9 2s, 1/2 FTs, 9 pts.; Green 6/11 2s, 12 pts.; Allen 2/7 2s, 1/10 3s, 3/5 FTs, 10 pts.; Buffkin 1/3 2s, 3/9 3s, 11 pts.; Rogers 1/2 2s, 2 pts.; Carr 3/4 FTs, 3 pts.; Golden 2/2 2s, 4 pts. TEAM: 20/69 (29 %) 16/39 2s, 4/30 3s, 7/11 FTs R EB OU N D S : Green 16, Griggs 8, Buffkin 4, Carr, Allen 3 BLO CKS : Green 3 S TEA L S : Allen 6, Carr 4 A SSISTS : Allen 5, Carr 4

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Local A10 | The Times Thursday, December 8, 2011 Saturday at island lighthouse The December Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse will be held Saturday, Dec. 10. The Sunset/Full Moon Climb will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and will include light hors doeuvres and a sparkling cider toast to the full moon. Cost is $15 for the general public and $10 for members of the St. George Lighthouse Association. The sun will set at 5:41 p.m. and the moon will rise at 5:55 p.m. After sunset, people are invited to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the full moon, as space and time permit. Cost is $10 for the general public and $5 for SGLA members. The Cape St. George Light is located in the lighthouse park at the center of St. George Island. Parking is available in lots at either side of the park. Because space is limited, reservations are recommended, and can be made by contacting the islands visitor center at 927-7744 or toll-free at 888-927-7744. Open house Saturday at Carrabelle History Museum On Saturday, Dec. 10, the Carrabelle History Museum will host an open house in the old City Hall building where the museum is housed. Historical Society President Tamara Allen said the event will take place from 1-4 p.m. prior to the Boat Parade of Lights. She told city commissioners last week there will also be guided tours of the city on foot or in golf carts. For more information call Allen at 524-1153. Full moon climb Pinki Jackel named commission chair At their Nov. 15 meeting, county commissioners voted unanimously to appoint District 1 Commissioner Pinki Jackel as chairman of the commission. Jackel will take the place of Noah Lockley who represents District 3. Jackel took of ce in 2008. District 5 representative Bevin Putnal was appointed vice chairman. Reese chosen as Carrabelle EDC liaison At their Dec. 1 meeting, Carrabelle commissioners voted unanimously to appoint Chester Reese liaison from the Carrabelle Economic Development Council (EDC) to the Franklin County Tourist Development Council (TDC). Reese was recommended for the position by EDC head David Butler. On June 7, Reese was unanimously approved by the county commission to replace Sheila Hauser on the TDC. He owns Natural World Charters operating out of the Carrabelle Boat Club on Timber Island Road. La Paz completes commissioner training At the Dec. 1 Carrabelle commission meeting, City Clerk Keisha Smith presented Carrabelles newest commissioner, Brenda La Paz, with a certi cate proclaiming she had successfully completed a three-day course, from Oct. 14 through 16, for elected of cials at the Institute for Elected Municipal Of cials in Tampa. Smith said the course is not mandatory but the city encourages all new commissioners to complete the training, which deals with subjects including the Sunshine Law and budgeting. NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids from any qualied person, company or corporation interested in constructing: WINDOW AND HVAC RENOVATIONS IN THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE The project is located at 33 Market Street in Apalachicola, Florida, and consists of Renovation of the Windows and HVAC system in the Franklin County Courthouse. Completion date for this project will be 60 days from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder. A mandatory pre-bid walk-thru is scheduled for Monday, December 19, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. The walk-thru will be held at the Planning and Building Department in the Courthouse Annex, 34 Forbes Street, Suite 1, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The bid package can be obtained at the Franklin County website at www. franklincountyorida.com under the Board of Commissioners heading. The bid must conform to section 287.133 Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specied date will be set at $200.00 per day. The sealed bid must be clearly marked on the outside of the envelope WINDOW AND HVAC RENOVATIONS COURTHOUSE. The envelope should also bear on the outside the Bidders name, address and license number, if applicable. Bids will be received until 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Friday, December 30, 2011, at the Franklin County Clerks Ofce, Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320-2317, and will be opened and read aloud on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at the County Commission meeting held at the Courthouse Annex, 34 Forbes Street, Apalachicola, Florida. The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to waive any informality in any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all bids, and to accept the bid that in their best judgment will be in the best interest of Franklin County. All bids shall remain rm for a period of sixty days after the opening. All bidders shall comply with all applicable State and local laws concerning licensing registration and regulation of contractors doing business in the State of Florida. Questions should be addressed to Mark Curenton, Assistant County Planner, at 850-653-9783, x-160 or mcurenton@fairpoint.net. Empty Hopes. Thousands of families & individuals in our area are at-risk of going to bed hungry and empty-handed on Christmas. WAN T T O MAK E A DIFF E R E N CE ? M ail in the Empty Stocking F und envelope inserted in todays paper to the Salvation A rmy or The N ews Herald with your contribution! 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The Times | A11 Thursday, December 8, 2011 NOTICE OF INTENT IS GIVEN THAT FRANKLIN COUNTY WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTING AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 99-3, WHICH ESTABLISHES THE EASTPOINT WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT FRANCHISE, BY RESCINDING THAT PART OF ORDINANCE 99-3 GRANTING IT EXCAVATION PRIVILEGES; REQUIRING AN EXCAVATION PERMIT AND ESTABLISHING CONDITIONAL ROAD PATCH STANDARDS. Notice is hereby given that on December 20, 2011 at 6:15 p.m. (ET) at 106 SE Avenue B, Carrabelle, Florida, at the Carrabelle City Hall, the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider adopting an ordinance captioned as follows: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 99-3, WHICH ESTABLISHES THE EASTPOINT WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT FRANCHISE, BY RESCINDING THOSE PARTS OF ORDINANCE 99-3 GRANTING IT EXCAVATION PRIVILEGES, REQUIRING PERMITS PRIOR TO FUTURE EXCAVATIONS; ESTABLISHING CONDITIONAL ROAD PATCH STANDARDS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A copy of the proposed ordinance is on le with the Clerk of Courts, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida and may be viewed there. Interested Persons may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance, or you may submit comments in writing addressed to Marcia Johnson, Clerk of Courts, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320.. PURSUANT TO SECTION 286.0105, FLORIDA STATUTES, IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE COUNTY COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE PUBLIC HEARING, SUCH PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, SUCH PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS MADE, INCLUDING THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. Those persons requiring special assistance to attend the meeting shall contact Deputy Clerk Michael Moron at 850-653-8861 x100 no later than three days before the meeting to make arrangements to attend the meeting. NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids from any qualied person, company or corporation interested in constructing: PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS FOR THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE ANNEX The project is located at 34 Forbes Street in Apalachicola, Florida, and consists of constructing photovoltaic panels on the roof of the courthouse annex and con necting the panels to the existing electrical system in the building. Completion date for this project will be 60 days from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder. A mandatory pre-bid walk-thru is scheduled for Monday, December 19, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. The walk-thru will be held at the Planning and Building Department in the Courthouse Annex, 34 Forbes Street, Suite 1, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The bid package can be obtained at the Franklin County website at www.franklin countyorida.com under the Board of Commissioners heading. The bid must conform to section 287.133 Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specied date will be set at $200.00 per day. The sealed bid must be clearly marked on the outside of the envelope PHOTO VOLTAIC PANELS COURTHOUSE ANNEX. The envelope should also bear on the outside the Bidders name, address and license number, if applicable. Bids will be received until 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Friday, December 30, 2011, at the Franklin County Clerks Ofce, Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320-2317, and will be opened and read aloud on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at the County Commission meeting held at the Courthouse Annex, 34 Forbes Street, Apalachicola, Florida. The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to waive any informality in any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all bids, and to accept the bid that in their best judgment will be in the best interest of Franklin County. All bids shall remain rm for a period of sixty days after the opening. All bidders shall comply with all applicable State and local laws concerning licensing registration and regulation of contractors doing business in the State of Florida. Questions should be addressed to Mark Curenton, Assistant County Planner, at 850-653-9783, x-160 or mcurenton@fairpoint.net. is proud to announce the is now underway. Help those in need! Its time to go through your closets for those unwanted pairs of shoes, in reasonable condition. You can bring the shoes to Coastal Foot and Ankle Clinic located at 221 HWY 98. Donations will go to Franklins Promise and will be distributed at The community service center (old Apalachicola high school) at 192 14th street in Apalachicola. Distribution will be December 6th and 20th from 9:00am to 12:00pm. 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. Nov. 26 Sharon A. Brownell, 41, Eastpoint, withholding child support (FCSO) Nov. 29 Doritha R. Jones, 45, Apalachicola, sale of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of public housing (FCSO) Daniel E. Moore, 25, Eastpoint, sale of a controlled substance (FCSO) Jason T. Wilson, 30, Tallahassee, failure to appear (FCSO) Lennon L. Raulerson, 25, Carrabelle, failure to appear (FCSO) Bobby J. Duncan, Jr., 38, Apalachicola, failure to appear (FCSO) Dec. 1 Victor T. Martinez, 28, Apalachicola, failure to appear (FCSO) Paul C. Sapp, 33, Apalachicola, sale of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a church (FCSO) Dominic A. Lockley, 22, Apalachicola, resisting without violence, escape, sale of a controlled substance, two counts of sale of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of public housing, resisting of cer with violence and battery on a law enforcement of cer (FCSO) Doritha R. Jones, 45, Apalachicola, sale or possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell within 1000 feet of a school (FCSO) Dec. 2 Christopher R. Richards, 32, domestic battery, assault on a law enforcement of cer and violation of probation (APD) Jessica H. Dykes, 46, Apalachicola, public affray and disorderly intoxication (APD) Mark D. Creamer, 27, Apalachicola, public affray, disorderly intoxication, two counts of uttering and two counts of petit theft (APD) Taylor C. Bailey, 23, Apalachicola, public affray and disorderly intoxication (APD) Destinee L. Welch, 25, Apalachicola, public affray, disorderly intoxication, resisting of cer with violence and two counts of battery on a law enforcement of cer (APD) Dec. 3 Sherry J. Perkins, 51, Eastpoint, domestic battery (FCSO) Samantha A. Carden, 19, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FCSO) Mary R. Nowling, 23, Eastpoint, resisting of cer without violence, battery and violation of probation (FCSO) Dec. 5 Corey M. Lashley, 18, Apalachicola, grand theft of a motor vehicle (FCSO) Ralph D. Varnes III, 20, Apalachicola, domestic battery (FCSO) Vincent K. Bester, 47, Crawfordville, violation of probation (FCSO) Troy B. Williams, 45, Panacea, lewd or lascivious molestation (FCSO) Arrest REPORT Wewahitchka cyclist injured in Eastpoint collision A Wewahitchka motorcyclist suffered serious injuries Sunday afternoon in a collision with a sports utility vehicle in Eastpoint. According to a report by Florida Highway Patrol Trooper J. Tallman, Frankie Lyn Wilson, 45, was traveling westbound on a 2012 Honda motorcycle at about 1:30 p.m. near Second Street. Robert Lee Kimberling, 62, of Eastpoint, was stopped in the road, facing south, before he proceeded in his 2002 Chevrolet SUV across the highway to park at a restaurant. Kimberlings vehicle entered directly into the path of (the motorcycle), wrote Tallman, with the cycle colliding with the SUVs left front. Wilson, who was wearing his helmet, was ejected from the cycle, and traveled over the hood of the SUV, read the report. He was transported by LifeFlight to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, with serious injuries. Kimberling, who was wearing his seat belt and suffered no injuries, was cited for failing to yield the right of way. Wilson was charged with no motorcycle endorsement. The trooper reported that alcohol was not involved in the accident. Drivers unhurt in Carrabelle accident on Monday A Monday afternoon collision on U.S. Highway 98 just east of Carrabelle damaged the vehicles of two drivers, but left neither of them seriously injured. According to a report by Florida Highway Patrol Trooper J. Tallman, Brazil Dail Carmichael, 76, of Eastpoint, was traveling westbound at about 4:35 p.m. in a 2002 Chevrolet sports utility vehicle when he collided with a 2006 Kenworth semi-truck that was stopped for a lane closure near the intersection of Kenneth B. Cope Ave. The front of Carmichaels car struck the trailer of the truck, driven by Michael John Black, 55, of Palatka, who was wearing his seat belt at the time. Carmichael also was wearing his seatbelt, and was transported to Weems Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. He was cited for careless driving. The trooper reported that alcohol was not involved in the accident. The report estimated that Carmichaels SUV suffered about $3,00 0 damage, and the semi-truck about $2,500 damage. Law Enforcement BRIEFS FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE Law Enforcement

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A12| The Times Thursday, December 8, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS 36715T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 10-00058CA COMMUNITY & SOUTHERN BANK, Plaintiff, VS. JERRY T. NAGLER, JR., Defendant CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 22, 2011, in the above styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 at 11:00 a.m., E.T. on January 11, 2012, the following described property: EXHIBIT A Commencing at the Southwest Corner of Fractional Section 19, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, Franklin County, Florida (marked by an old 6” x 6” concrete monument); thence run South 89 degrees 32 minutes 40 seconds East along the South boundary of Fractional Section 19, 810.3 feet to a concrete monument on the East right-of-way of North Bayshore Drive (State Road 65), thence run North 30 degrees 07 minutes East along the East right-of-way of North Bayshore Drive, 2006.2 feet to a concrete monument; thence run North 69 degrees 53 minutes West, 80.0 feet to a concrete monument on the West right-of-way of North Bayshore Drive (right-of-way narrows from 100 feet to 60 feet at this point) and the Point of Beginning of tract described herein. From the Point of Beginning continue North 59 degrees 53 minutes West, 392.3 feet to an iron pipe; thence run North 30 degrees 07 minutes East, 210.0 feet to an iron pipe; thence run South 59 degrees 53 minutes East, 392.3 feet to a point on West right-of-way of North Bayshore Drive; thence run South 30 degrees 07 minutes West along the West right-of-way of North Bayshore Drive 210,0 feet to the Point of Beginning. Situate, lying and being in Fractional Section 19, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, Franklin County, Florida. Being Lot 59, Unit 2 of TARPON SHORES, according to the plat thereof on file in the Office of Planning and Zoning, Commerce Street, Apalachicola, Florida. AND Commencing at the Southwest Corner of Fractional Section 19, Township 8 South, Range 6. West, Franklin County, Florida (marked by an old 6” X 6” concrete monument); thence run South 89 degrees 32 minutes 40 seconds East along the South boundary of Fractional Section 19, 810.3 feet to a concrete monument on the East right-of-way of North Bayshore Drive (State 36713T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 10-00057CA COMMUNITY & SOUTHERN BANK, Plaintiff, VS. JERRY T. NAGLER, JR., AARON M. WRAY AND JEANNE M. DAIL, Defendants. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 22, 2011, in the above styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 at 11:00 a.m., E.T. on January 11, 2012, the following described property: EXHIBIT “A” COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 5 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN NORTH 1828.93 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 59’22” EAST 1483.46 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 07’44” EAST 242.85 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF A COUNTY GRADED ROAD, THENCE RUN NORTH 74 DEGREES 01’37” EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY 41.58 FEET TO A RE-BAR FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 12’44” WEST 300.00 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 15 DEGREES 23’16” WEST 508.53 FEET TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY EDGE OF NEW RIVER, THENCE RUN NORTH 66 DEGREES 14’24” EAST ALONG SAID RIVER’S EDGE 74.44 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 24 DEGREES 31118” EAST 631.06 FEET TO A RE-BAR, THENCE RUN SOUTH 32 DEGREES 49’04” WEST 285.46 FEET TO A RE-BAR ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF SAID COUNTY GRADED ROAD, THENCE RUN SOUTH 87 DEGREES 02’35” WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY 21.34 FEET TO A RE-BAR, THENCE RUN SOUTH 74 DEGREES 01’37” WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY 18.69 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO A 30.00-FOOT ACCESS EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS A PORTION OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY. 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: November 15, 2011. Marcia Johnson Clerk of Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk December 8, 15, 2011 36711T NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, MARCIA JOHNSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, will on January 11, 2012 at 11:00 a. m. Eastern Standard Time, at the front of the courthouse steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, in the city of Apalachicola, Florida, offer for sale, and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder, the following described real and personal property situated in Franklin County, Florida: Real Property Lot 7, Bock 19 East, St. George Island Gulf Beaches Unit No. 1, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 7, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Personal Property TOGETHER with all tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereto belonging or in anywise appertaining. pursuant to the Stipulated Final Judgment in Foreclosure in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is: CENTENNIAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. LEROY G, NOEL and MARY S. NOEL, Defendants, and the docket number of which is 11-000192-CA. 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 with the clerk of the court within 60 days after the sale. In accordance with the AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the undersigned not later than seven days prior to the proceeding to ensure that reasonable accommodations are available. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court this 15th day of November, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk MEGAN F. FRY, ESQ. Florida Bar No. 0058608 Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse Suite 800, 125 West Romana Street P. O. Box 13010 Pensacola, Florida 32591-3010 Tel: (850) 434-9200 Fax: (850) 432-7340 Attorney for Plaintiff December 8, 15, 2011 36617T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-000305-CA IN RE: FORFEITURE OF: 1994 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 1J4FX58S3RC283587 $2,520.00 and $108.57 U.S. Currency NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS TO: MELISSA M. KIMMONS, MICHAEL S. KILGORE and EASY PAY TITLE PAWN, any other person claiming an interest in the described property: The Sheriff of Franklin County has filed a Complaint of Judgment of Forfeiture with the Clerk of Court in Franklin County, Florida, seeking forfeiture of the following property: 1994 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 1J4FX58S3RC283587 $2,520.00 and $108.57 U.S. Currency The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office seized the above property on July 8, 2011, in Franklin County, Florida. The property is presently in the custody of the Sheriff of Franklin County. An Order finding probable cause and Directing Claimant to Respond has been issued by the Court. You are required to file a copy of your written defenses with the Clerk of Court and to serve a copy of your written defenses thirty (30) days from the first day of publication, on J. Patrick Floyd, Esquire, Counsel for Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, 20 Avenue D, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. Failure to file your defenses will result in a default judgment being entered against you. WITNESS my hand and the Seal of the Court this 8th day of August, 2011. Marcia Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk December 1, 8, 2011 36613T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-000303-CA IN RE: FORFEITURE OF: 1999 BUICK 1G4CW52K3X4624848 NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS TO: JAMES KRAWCZYK, any other person claiming an interest in the described property: The Sheriff of Franklin County has filed a Complaint of Judgment of Forfeiture with the Clerk of Court in Franklin County, Florida, seeking forfeiture of the following property: 1999 BUICK 1G4CW52K3X4624848 The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office seized the above property on June 13, 2011, in Franklin County, Florida. The property is presently in the custody of the Sheriff of Franklin County. An Order finding probable cause and Directing Claimant to Respond has been issued by the Court. You are required to file a copy of your written defenses with the Clerk of Court and to serve a copy of your written defenses thirty (30) days from the first day of publication, on J. Patrick Floyd, Esquire, Counsel for Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, 20 Avenue D, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. Failure to file your defenses will result in a default judgment being entered against you. WITNESS my hand and the Seal of the Court this 8th day of August, 2011. Marcia Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk December 1, 8, 2011 36615T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-000280-CA IN RE: FORFEITURE OF: 1995 GMC Pickup X Cab 1GTEC19KXSE527007 $2,642 U.S. Currency NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS TO: TRACY S. WILSON, any other person claiming an interest in the described property: The Sheriff of Franklin County has filed a Complaint of Judgment of Forfeiture with the Clerk of Court in Franklin County, Florida, seeking forfeiture of the following property: 1995 GMC Pickup X Cab 1GTEC19KXSE527007 $2,642 U.S. Currency The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office seized the above property on June 30, 2011, in Franklin County, Florida. The property is presently in the custody of the Sheriff of Franklin County. An Order finding probable cause and Directing Claimant to Respond has been issued by the Court. You are required to file a copy of your written defenses with the Clerk of Court and to serve a copy of your written defenses thirty (30) days from the first day of publication, on J. Patrick Floyd, Esquire, Counsel for Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, 20 Avenue D, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. Failure to file your defenses will result in a default judgment being entered against you. WITNESS my hand and the Seal of the Court this 16th day of November, 2011. Marcia Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk December 1, 8, 2011 36611T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-000304-CA IN RE: FORFEITURE OF: 2001 TOYOTA 4 DR 4T1BG22K21U811755 and $6,619.00 U.S. Currency NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS TO: DEBRA ANN RICCIARDI, MICHAEL ANTHONY RICCIARDI, any other person claiming an interest in the described property: The Sheriff of Franklin County has filed a Complaint of Judgment of Forfeiture with the Clerk of Court in Franklin County, Florida, seeking forfeiture of the following property: 2001 Toyota 4 DR 4T1BG22K21U811755 and $6,619.00 U.S. Currency The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office seized the above property on June 21, 2011, in Franklin County, Florida. The property is presently in the custody of the Sheriff of Franklin County. An Order finding probable cause and Directing Claimant to Respond has been issued by the Court. You are required to file a copy of your written defenses with the Clerk of Court and to serve a copy of your written defenses thirty (30) days from the first day of publication, on J. Patrick Floyd, Esquire, Counsel for Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, 20 Avenue D, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. Failure to file your defenses will result in a default judgment being entered against you. WITNESS my hand and the Seal of the Court this 8th day of August, 2011. Marcia Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk December 1, 8, 2011 36429T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA FRANCES HOWELL MONROE and KENNETH W. MONROE Plaintiffs, vs. WILLIAM JAMES LOVETT, SR., if alive, and if dead or not known to be dead or alive, their several and respective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all parties natural, corporate, or otherwise claiming interests by, through, under or against them, WILLIAM JAMES LOVETT, SR. Defendant(s) CASE NO.: 11-00427-CA NOTICE OF ACTION To: WILLIAM JAMES LOVETT, SR., if alive, and if dead or not known to be dead or alive, their several and respective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all parties natural, corporate, or otherwise claiming interests by, through, under or against them, WILLIAM JAMES LOVETT, SR. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet Title the following property in Franklin County, Florida: LOT SIX (6) IN BLOCK FORTY (40), IN THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF IN MOST GENERAL USE has been filed against you. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Donna Duncan, plaintiffs’ attorney, whose address is Sanders and Duncan, P.A., P.O. Box 157, Apalachicola, FL 32329, on or before the 30th day of December, 2011, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on plaintiffs’ attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint of the petition. Dated this 7th day of November, 2011. MARCIA M. JOHNSON As Clerk of the Court By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk November 17, 24, December 1, 8, 2011

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, December 8, 2011 The Times |A13 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comwww. rst tness.com/carrabellePROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALSRENTALS1 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED HOUSE .....$500INCLUDES WATER, CARRABELLE 2 BR 1 BA TRAILER ..................................$450REMODELED, UNFURNISHED DOWNTOWN RIVER CONDO, BOAT SLIP3 Night Minimum .......................$105 PLUS DAILYPIRATES LANDING 1 BR CONDO/POOL3 Night Minimum .......................$105 PLUS DAILY2 BR 1 BA FURNISHED APARTMENTDen & Living Area ..........................................$5503 BR 2 BA FURNISHED CONDO Boat & Car Parking ..............................$850 WKLY3 BR 1 BA FURNISHED APARTMENTPet Friendly ...................WKLY & MONTHLY RATES 1 br, 1 ba with full kitchen and living room Call for information 850-653-6103 Apalch Rental1 BR/1BAunfurn apartment. Balcony. Downtown Apalach Includes satellite TV, internet, security. Laundry on premises. 675/mo plus elec 653-8801 Heritage Villas and Southern Villas of Apalachicola ApartmentsAccepting applications for 1, 2, & 3 br HC & non-HC accessible units. Some rental assistance may be available. HUD vouchers accepted. Call (850) 653-9277. TDD/TTY 711. This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. Lanark Village 2 br 1 ba Apartment $450 month, lease, $250 dep. 850-545-8813 Studio Apt. Furnished Upstairs studioQuiet location, water & electric incl. Walk to downtown. $700 mo + dep. No pets. For appt 653-9116 or 320-1174 St. George Island $160 wk, Electric, Satellite, Garbage incl. pool tble. 12’X65’ deck w/Beautiful view 850-653-5114 St. George Island2Br, 1Ba, Bar, Satellite, Foosball Tble 12’ x 50’ Deck $250/week 850-653-5114 2 br, 2 ba, 1200 sf, Carrabelle, large deck $550 month $550 deposit. Available January 1st. For appointment 850-562-4996. Apalachicola Condo. 2 br, 2 bath, with newer paint, tile, carpet $750 per month with 700 + credit score or $800 per month below 700 credit score. *Ref Checked* Quint 865-693-3232 1 or 3 BRCH/A in Apalachicola, FL. 850-643-7740. 2 bra, 2 baa, New house in Historic Apalachicola, fenced yard. $1200 month + $800 security deposit, References Required 850-653-6463 Apalachicola, FL Property11th Street Lot 4, Block 150, $24,000 or $4,000 Down Payment, Financed at $445/Mo., R-1 Zoning Call 850-264-6239 or 850-566-2273 Text FL87806 to 56654 Quality AssuranceCollins Vacation Rentals, IncSt George Island Property Inspector PositionJoin the Collins team, working together for customer satisfaction since 1973! Now hiring for position of Property Inspector. Must be detail-oriented, willing to work weekends and enthusiastic about Customer Service. Employee must have own transportation and cell phone and be willing and able to climb stairs every day. Apalach Restauran tFull service, turn key restaurant. Historic commercial district Lease. Call for info. 653-8801 Publisher’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Apalachicola3 Timberwood Ct. Sat. Dec 10th 8-1Multi Family SaleSomething for everyone Need help with Holiday baking? Homemade from scratch cakes and cookies. Call 850-653-3820 DIABETIC TEST STRIPS NEEDEDI Buy sealed, unexpired Boxes (850)710-0189 DIABETIC TEST STRIPS NEEDEDI Buy sealed, unexpired Boxes (850)710-0189 Estate Sale: oriental rugs, extendable walnut drop leaf, candelabra, brass chandelier, etc. 850-653-3820 Medical/Health Franklin County Health Department is accepting applications for the following Selected Exempt Service position in our Apalachicola location:Community Health Nursing Director – SESReference Requisition #: 64027996-5126197320111122113006 Salary: $44,477.68 – 48,925.44 Applications will be accepted thru 12/11/2011 This position requires Licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in accordance with Chapter 464, Florida Statutes. Apply online at https://jobs.myflorida.com or contact People First at 1-877-562-7287. ONLY online applications submitted through the People First website will be accepted for this position. Background check including fingerprinting required. The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility. Applicant must have a valid Florida driver’s license and access to transportation. Minorities strongly encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/VP Employer 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. Publisher’s Notice “SCAM “To avoid possible scams, it is recommended that consumers should verify caller information when receiving calls regarding credit card payments. Consumers should also contact the local company themselves instead of giving this information to individuals who are contacting them directly. Lost Green Bowlegs JacketThis poor pirate has to do KP duty in only his vest because he lost his GREEN PARADE JACKET at Seafood Festival. Reward 850-243-2312 Text FL87732 to 56654 36196T NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION FRANKLIN DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD Purpose and Effect: The Franklin District School Board proposes to amend and adopt policies as provided in the Administrative Procedures Act for the purpose of bringing said policies into compliance with Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules. Summary: The following is a brief description of each proposal change: Franklin County School District *Policy Manual *Code of Conduct *Learning Center Handbook Statutory Authority: Section 230.22(2), Florida Statutes The entire text of the proposed rules will be considered by the Franklin County School Board at a meeting publicly advertised and held in the Willie Speed School Board meeting room in Eastpoint, Florida no earlier than January 05, 2012. Documents may be reviewed at the Franklin County School Board District Office, at 85 School Road, Suite One, Eastpoint, Florida during the hours of 7:30 AM until 5:00 PM, Monday -Thursday. Dec 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011 36777T IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-187-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES S. ATKINS, II, a.k.a. JAMES S. ATKINS, LEIGH B. ATKINS, and UNKNOWN TENANTS #1 and #2 Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 29, 2011, and entered in Civil Action No. 11-187-CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein the parties were the Plaintiff, CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, and the Defendants, JAMES S. ATKINS, II, a.k.a. JAMES S. ATKINS, LEIGH B. ATKINS, and UNKNOWN TENANTS #1 and #2, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 11th day of January, 2012, at the front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, the followingdescribed real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lot 3, Block 73, St. George Island Gulf Beaches Unit No. 5, as per map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 16 and 17, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 30th day of November, 2011. Hon. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Court Franklin County, Florida By: /s Michelle Maxwell As Deputy Clerk Dec 8, 15, 2011 36773T IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-239-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. GARRY MILLENDER and GINA MILLENDER, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 29, 2011, and entered in Civil Action No. 11-239-CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and CENTENNIAL BANK, and the Defendants, GARRY MILLENDER and GINA MILLENDER, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 11th day of January, 2012, at the front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, the followingdescribed real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Commence at the Southeast corner of Section 17, Township 7 South, Range 4 West, Franklin County, Florida and run North 01 degrees 01 minutes 38 seconds East 2459.17 feet; thence run North 80 degrees 05 minutes 16 seconds West 2538.39 feet to a re-rod (marked #7160) marking the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue North 80 degrees 05 minutes 16 seconds West 228.08 feet to a concrete monument (marked #4261) lying on the Easterly right of-way boundary of State Road No. S-67; thence run South 07 degrees 09 minutes 32 seconds West along said right-of-way boundary 207.65 feet to a concrete monument (marked #4261) marking a point of curve to the right; thence run Southerly along said right-of-way boundary and said curve with a radius of 2253.87 feet, through a central angle of 01 degrees 03 minutes 01 seconds, for an arc distance of 41.32 feet, chord being South 07 degrees 43 minutes 11 seconds West 41.31 feet to a re-rod (marked #7160); thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run South 75 degrees 56 minutes 22 seconds East 196.78 feet to a re-rod (marked #7160); thence run North 14 degrees 20 minutes 47 seconds East 263.73 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH a 40.00 foot access and utility easement lying over and across the Southerly 40.00 feet thereof; AND Lot(s) 1 and 2, Block 8 (192), Keoughs Second addition to the City of Carrabelle, Franklin County, Florida. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 30th day of November, 2011. Hon. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Court Franklin County, Florida By: /s Michelle Maxwell As Deputy Clerk Dec 8, 15, 2011 36182T NWFTCA Meeting Notification Notice is hereby given The Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority will hold a meeting on December 13, 2011. The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. CST at the Destin City Hall – Annex, 4100 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin, FL. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the Corridor Authority at least 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting Amy Paulk at (850) 415-1040 or by email apaulk@gc-inc.com. Dec 8, 2011 36775T IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-324-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL A. PRIDGEN, JR. and TERESA LYNN PRIDGEN, also known as TERRY PRIDGEN, and CACH, LLC, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 29, 2011, and entered in Civil Action No. 11-324-CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and CENTENNIAL BANK, and the Defendants,MICHAEL A. PRIDGEN, JR. and TERESA LYNN PRIDGEN, also known as TERRY PRIDGEN, and CACH, LLC,, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 11th day of January, 2012, at the front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, the followingdescribed real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lot 5, Block 11, Gulf Colony Unit No. 1, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 25, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 30th day of November, 2011. Hon. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Court Franklin County, Florida By: /s Terry E. Creamer As Deputy Clerk Dec 8, 15, 2011 36769T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-000146-CA CENTENNIAL BANK as successor in interest to GULF STATE COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. LYNN D. GUTHRIE, TENANT I and TENANT II Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida described as: SEE EXHIBIT “A” ATTACHED HERETO AND MADE A PART HEREOF PARCEL “1” Commence at the Southeast corner of Section 30, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, Franklin County, Florida and run North 02 degrees 20 minutes 00 seconds East 291.23 feet to a re-rod (marked #732) lying on the Northwesterly right-ofway boundary of Wilderness Road, thence run South 63 degrees 43 minutes 24 seconds West along said right-of-way boundary 1,406.08 feet to a re-rod (marked #7160) marking the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING run South 63 degrees 43 minutes 36 seconds West 130.90 feet to a concrete monument, thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run North 26 degrees 16 minutes 24 seconds West 419.96 feet to a concrete monument, thence run North 63 degrees 46 minutes 26 seconds East 19.73 feet to a re-rod (marked #7160), thence run South 54 degrees 09 minutes 39 seconds East 237.66 feet to a re-rod (marked #7160), thence run South 26 degrees 16 minutes 33 seconds East 209.89 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING containing 1.00 acres, more or less. PARCEL “2” Commence at the Southeast corner of Section 30, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, Franklin County, Florida and run North 02 degrees 20 minutes 00 seconds East 291.23 feet to a re-rod (marked #732) lying on the Northwesterly right-ofway boundary of Wilderness Road, thence run South 63 degrees 43 minutes 24 seconds West along said rightof-way boundary 1326.08 feet to a re-rod (marked #7160) marking the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING run South 63 degrees 44 minutes 00 seconds West along said rightof-way boundary 80.00 feet to a re-rod (marked #7160), thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run North 26 degrees 16 minutes 33 seconds West 209.89 feet to a re-rod (marked #7160), thence run North 54 degrees 09 minutes 39 seconds West 237.66 feet to a re-rod (marked #7160), thence run North 63 degrees 46 minutes 26 seconds East 174.89 feet to a re-rod (marked #7160), thence run South 30 degrees 42 minutes 28 seconds East 210.55 feet to a re-rod (marked #7160), thence run South 26 degrees 16 minutes 33 seconds East 209.90 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING containing 1.00 acres, more or less. TOGETHER WITH 1972 Mobile Home VIN 263TECDRT693 1972 59’ Title No. 5089667. at Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the steops of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on January 11, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 28th day of November, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Steve M. Watkins FL Bar No. 0794996 41 Commerce Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 (850) 653-1949 Dec 8, 15, 2011 36743T IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-602-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JASON L. WHITE, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 29, 2011, and entered in Civil Action No. 10-602-CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein the parties were the Plaintiff, CENTENNIAL BANK, and successor in interest to COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, and the Defendant JASON L. WHITE, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 11th day of January, 2012, at the front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, the followingdescribed real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lot 20 of PALMETTO VILLAGE, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 47, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of the Title. DATED this 29th day of November, 2011. Hon. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Court Franklin County, FL By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk Dec 8, 15, 2011 Road 65), thence run North 30 degrees 07 minutes East along the East right-of-way of North Bayshore Drive, 2006.2 feet to a concrete monument; thence run North 59 degrees 53 minutes West, 80.0 feet to a concrete monument on the West right-of-way of North Bayshore Drive (right-of-way narrows from 100 feet to 60 feet at this point); thence run North 30 degrees 07 minutes East along West right-of-way of North Bayshore Drive 210.0 feet to an iron pipe and, the Point of Beginning of tract described herein, From said Point of Beginning run North 59 degrees 53 minutes West, 392.3 feet to an iron pipe; thence run North 30 degrees 07 minutes East, 210.0 feet to an iron pipe; thence run South 59 degrees 53 minutes East, 392.3 feet; thence run South 30 degrees 07 minutes West along the West right-of-way of North Bayshore Drive 210.0 feet to the Point of Beginning. Situate, lying and being in Fractional Section 19, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, Franklin County, Florida. Being Lot 60 Unit 2, TARPON SHORES, according to the Plat thereof on file in the Office of Planning and Zoning, Commerce Street, Apalachicola, 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: November 15, 2011. Marcia Johnson Clerk of Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk December 8, 15, 2011 36741T IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-603-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. TIMOTHY R. WALLACE and JAMIE D. CRUM, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 28, 2011, and entered in Civil Action No. ***of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein the parties were the Plaintiff, CENTENNIAL BANK, and the Defen-dants, TIMOTHY R. WALLACE and JAMIE D. CRUM, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 11th day of January, 2012 at the front steps of the Franklin County Court-house, Apalachicola, Florida, the following-described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclo-sure: Block 195, Lot 14, Keoughs First Addition, a subdivision of City of Carrabelle in Franklin County, Florida, as recorded in Official Records Book 217, Page 141, and Official Records Book 235, Page 259, Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 29th day of November, 2011. Hon. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Court Franklin County, FL By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk Dec 8, 15, 2011 Honest and DependableService. Let me do your Holiday cleaning. 850-381-7746 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020 Spot Advertising works!

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Local A14 | The Times Thursday, December 8, 2011 Raffle tickets are now on sale for a chance to win a full-size red, white and blue playhouse, constructed by inmates at Bay City Work Camp. Tickets are $5 each, or three for $10, with all proceeds going to the annual Franklin County Toy Project for needy children. The drawing will be held Friday, Dec. 23. Tickets are available at Centennial Banks in Eastpoint, Apalachicola, Carrabelle and St. George Island, Handmade in Apalach, the Butler Agency in Eastpoint, and Franklins Promise at the Community Service Center in Apalachicola. Beth Brinkley and Clarice Powell, coordinators of the fund drive, said donations of any size are needed for the toy drive. We are running under budget, with only close to $5,000 total, said Brinkley. At this rate, we wont even be able to take care of the kids who have been signed up for toys. Brinkley said volunteers are needed to help with toy bagging, which starts Monday, Dec. 12, at 9 a.m. and continues on Dec. 13. Toy distribution will be on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Distribution sites will be at the Eastpoint Fire Department, the Carrabelle Fire Department and the Apalachicola Community Service Center, and volunteers are needed to help there as well. For more information or to volunteer, call 653-3930, or Brinkley at 323-0187. 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. 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Brown Street John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.com MLS#245180 $41,500 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 Toy Project needs your help Special to The Times Its that time of year again. Alan Knothe is once again coordinating the countys Christmas Bird Counts. The count period for the 112th annual count will be Wednesday, Dec. 14, through Jan. 5. Tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas will take part in what has become a family tradition for many. For more than a century, the desire to both make a difference and experience the beauty of nature has driven dedicated people to leave the comfort of a warm house during the holiday season and count birds. Before the turn of the century, people engaged in a holiday tradition known as the Christmas Side Hunt, in which they would choose sides and go a eld with their guns. Whoever brought in the biggest pile of dead animals won. Conservation was in its beginning stages around the turn of the 20th century, and observers and scientists were becoming concerned about declining bird populations. Beginning Christmas Day 1900, ornithologist Frank Chapman, an early of cer in the then-budding Audubon Society, proposed a new holiday tradition, a Christmas Bird Census, that would count birds in the holidays rather than hunt them. Locally this years dates have been set as Dec. 19 for the Choctawhatchee Bay count in Okaloosa County, Dec. 28 for the Gulf County count and Dec. 29 for the Franklin County count. You need not be an expert birder to participate. Each team will be headed by an experienced expert, but volunteers are needed to act as spotters and record data. Counts generally begin early and end at dark. Scientists and land manager use data from the count to make more informed decisions about management practices and, since birds are good indicators of environmental health, the count bene ts all kinds of wildlife. To volunteer for the count, contact Knothe at aknothe@audubon.org or call 200-6279. Covenant Word plans revival Covenant Word Christian Center, 158 12th St. in Apalachicola, will host a revival at 7 p.m. Dec. 15-16. Apostle Michael Lockhart from Hattiesburg, Miss., will be ministering both nights. He moves under a powerful healing, deliverance and prophetic anointing. Come out expecting to receive from God. News BRIEF Reserve a place in the Christmas Bird Count



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xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COMPhone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8036 Circulation: 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 Classi ed Display Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Line Ads: 5 p.m. Monday xxxxx Contact Us xxxxx Out to see Index Thursday, December 8, 2011 VOL. 126 ISSUE 32Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . . A6 Faith . . . . . . . A7 Outdoors . . . . . A8 Sports . . . . . . A9 Tide Chart . . . . A11 Classi eds . . . A12-A13By Lois SwobodaTimes Staff Writer Carrabelle will hold a public workshop next month to discuss how best to iron out the tangle of rules regarding the serving of alcohol in the city. At the Dec. 1 city commission meeting, about 30 people turned out to voice their views on a proposed change to Carrabelles liquor ordinance regarding the legal distance between schools and churches and establishments serving alcohol. The original city ordinance, passed June 21, 1935, mandated businesses serving alcohol be located no closer than 300 feet from churches, schools and playgrounds. The original number was written over with 500 feet at some point, and that became the operable distance limit. In 1961, additional ordinances banned the sale of alcohol from midnight Saturday to 7 a.m. Monday, except for beer, which could be purchased from 7 a.m. through noon on Sunday morning. Sale of alcohol was also limited to 7 a.m. to midnight, except on Friday and Saturday, and on holidays. The 500 feet rule remained in place until February 2006, when commissioners voted to abandon strict written criteria in favor of case-by-case consideration of requests for alcohol licenses. Under this 2006 ordinance, the commission reserved the right to consider the character of the area as well as proximity to churches, schools and playgrounds, and traf c patterns when granting alcohol permits. It also de ned a restaurant as a business where 80 percent of the seating was restaurant style and 75 percent of the income was from food. In 2008, when the case-bycase consideration was still in place, Tracey Justice and Randy Timm requested a wine and beer license for a property at 203 Tallahassee St., a property belonging to Skip and Kathy Frink next door to the Old Carrabelle Hotel, and less than 500 feet from the Methodist church. The city granted the license for the business to open as the Fountain of shattered china completes memorial gardenTwo Weems board members resignJudge to rule on pole injunction By David Adlerstein Times City Editor Circuit Judge Angela Dempsey is set to rule quickly on whether to grant a request from an Apalachicola citizens group to temporarily stop Progress Energy from continuing work on constructing new transmission lines through downtown. On Nov. 30, the citizens, represented by the law rm of Fernandina Beach attorney Arthur Buddy Jacobs, asked Dempsey to issue an emergency temporary injunction to halt the work for 90 days to prevent what it says would be immediate irreparable harm due to the permanent scarring of the historic landscape. These poles destroy the scale and uniqueness that is the attraction for visitors and the tourism economy, it reads. Moreover, the poles are furthering the destruction of the towns economy. With Progress given no prior notice to weigh in on the matter, Dempsey quickly denied an emergency order, and gave the company ve calendar days to show cause why a temporary injunction should not be granted. Progress attorneys led their response by the Monday deadline. Rob Sumner, a spokesman for Progress, said company lawyers will challenge any attempt to ANGELA DEMPSEYSee INJUNCTION A3Tempest brewing over alcohol in Carrabelle See ALCOHOL A5 By David AdlersteinTimes City Editor Concerned over what they see as increasing politicization by county commissioners, two members of the Weems Memorial Hospital board of directors resigned last week. Gayle Dodds, a former board chairman and at-large appointment to the board, and Paul Marxsen, the current chairman, each sent letters citing concerns over commissioners handling of hospital matters. In the current highly politicized environment regarding the management of Weems, I can no longer continue in good conscience to serve as a member of the hospitals board, wrote Marxsen in his Dec. 4 letter. It is humiliating to serve as volunteer, with no political agenda other than that of promoting the hospital and the improvement of health care in Franklin County, while being repeatedly bashed by the county commissioners, who are attempting to use the hospital for their own political interests. Doling out political favors to further commissioners private agenda should have no place in the governance and decisionmaking processes at the hospital, he wrote. Marxsens seat, an appointment by Commissioner Cheryl Sanders, was set to expire, and Sanders promised Tuesday she would nd a replacement from her district to serve. In her Dec. 2 letters, Dodds accused the commissioners of a need to force their own political agenda on the hospital board. They are particularly threatened by the boards bylaws, which they originally approved. Too often, the reactions of the commissioners are self-serving for their own political purposes. In this hospital environment, I can only hope the (commissioners) will allow the hospital board to carry out the purpose See WEEMS A5 By David AdlersteinTimes City Editor A new fountain, created as reborn souls are out of shattered pieces, has made whole the memorial garden at Trinity Episcopal Church. In a Nov. 6 ceremony on All Saints Day, the fountain, completed by Candace Springer with the help of fellow artists, was dedicated, the focal point and nal punctuation mark for a garden long in the making. Springer worked in the style of mosaic popularized by a Frenchman at the turn of the last century called pique assiette, from a French phrase meaning stolen from plate. On his daily walk to work, the man would pass by a large mound of discarded china which he took home piecemeal to turn into beautiful mosaic murals. Springer learned the technique from a good friend, Becky Savitz, an expert in it. She told me she liked creating beautiful things from broken and recycled pieces and that she thinks of Christs work in the individual as pique assiette, Springer told the congregation. He takes something broken in each of us and makes it whole and beautiful again. It struck a chord. Together with Patti McCartney, a member of the vestry instrumental in securing church approval ve years ago to create the memorial garden, Springer traveled in May 2010 to Tallahassee where she and McCartney selected a 650-pound concrete fountain delivered the next month by Gary Ulrich and a few brawny men of the vestry. Springer rst practiced on a smaller project with an unfamiliar adhesive required of an outdoor piece to be lled with water. She envisioned a design that incorporated sh because of the recognizable Christian symbolism and the importance of sh to the area. On Nancy Luthers suggestion, Springer worked with local potter, Anne Eason, whose bright school of sh with raised ns and scales radiate life to the bottom pool while representing the 12 apostles. The churchs rector, the Rev. Martha Harris, provided for the fountain a collection of stones and shells she had picked up in the past two years on her pilgrimages to the island of Iona off the coast of Scotland. I was happy to incorporate these found objects from the natural world and they became the inspiration for the shoals in the bottom Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth before the silver cord is snapped, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher is shattered at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern, and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher; all is vanity. Ecclesiastes 12See BROKEN A3The broken made wholeDAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesThe Rev. Martha Harris provides a blessing over the memorial gardens new fountain.Apalachicola River ChristmasChapman Auditorium will be the site this Friday and Saturday for the annual Christmas stage production of the Apalachicola and St. George Island Cooperative Parish of the United Methodist Church. The curtain will go up on Christmas Story 2011: An Apalachicola River Christmas at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, at 122 Commerce St. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and children under 12 free with an adult. Tickets will be sold at the door but theyre going fast. For more information, call 653-9419.Santa visits Eastpoint FridayThis Friday, Santa Claus will depart the Eastpoint Firehouse at 5:30 p.m. and be at the pavilion on Patton Road from 6-8 p.m. Come decorate the Christmas tree, enjoy some holiday cheer, and treats for the entire family. For more information, call 653-5596.Holiday on the Harbor SaturdayDont miss Carrabelles Boat Parade of Lights and Holiday on the Harbor on Saturday evening, beginning at dusk. Fantastic reworks, after beautiful decorated boats showcase their lights and artistic designs to the delight of the spectators. For more information, call the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce at 697-2585 or email chamber@nettally.com; or Sheila Hauser at 2510445 or email shcoastal@ yahoo.com.Bay Area Choral Society concertThe Bay Area Choral Society, under the direction of Paul Marxsen along with accompanist Karl Lester, will perform a program Praise and Glory this Sunday at 4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church. The concert opens the 24th season of the Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts series. General admission is $5 and students are free. For more information, call 653-9550. HOMER McMILLIAN KATHY FRINKSoccer success, A9

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LocalA2 | The Times Thursday, December 8, 2011By Lois SwobodaTimes Staff Writer A single mom in Eastpoint is struggling to survive after losing her home to a re. Jennifer Wilson Bairefoot and her two children, Victoria, 4 and Hayden, 18 months, had gone to St. George Island to spend Thanksgiving with family when the call came. A neighbor contacted Bairefoot to tell her the Airstream motor home she shared with her two youngsters was on re. Bairefoot rushed back to Gulfview RV Park in Carrabelle to nd the re department on the scene and her home in ames. The re is believed to be the result of an electrical short. In spite of re ghters best efforts, the home was a total loss. Bairefoot and her two children were left with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Even Bairefoots wallet was lost in the blaze although her Social Security card and the childrens birth certi cates were stored elsewhere. Bob and Etta Allen gave the little family refuge at the Sportsmans Lodge and the Red Cross provided limited help. Bairefoot has also received donations of clothing, but the future looks bleak. She was recovering from surgery on her wrist in November when the re occurred and, on Monday following Thanksgiving, she went for emergency surgery to treat an infection. She said, thankfully, Medicaid is taking care of her medical bills. Currently without a car and employed part-time, Bairefoot said she welcomes any help. She is seeking a replacement for her trailer or another permanent place for her family to stay. She said a trailer would be the best solution because she is employed at Gulfview RV Park, where she used to live. Her employer provided her with a microwave so she can heat food in her room. She would welcome a hot plate and mini fridge. The family would welcome donations of food and household goods. The children need clothes, especially winter clothes. Hayden wears size 18 to 24 months and Victoria wears size 6 to 8. Remember Christmas is just a few weeks away and it would be great for Victoria and Hayden to have something under the tree or even to have a tree. Money would also be a great help. Donations can be deposited in a savings account at Centennial Bank listed under the names of Jennifer Bairefoot and Victoria Hernandez. Because she has to replace her identi cation, Bairefoot could not open a dedicated account for the re. Good Samaritans can also help by attending a bene t dinner to be held at Sportsmans Lodge beginning at noon on Saturday, Dec. 10. There will be oysters on the half shell as well as dinners featuring fried mullet, and barbequed chicken and ribs. Come out and eat for a good cause. For more information on donating to the Bairefoot family contact Lois Swoboda at 653-1819. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTCITY OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDAThe Apalachicola Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 at 5:00 PM at City Hall, Community Center Meeting Room, 1 Bay Avenue, Apalachicola, Florida to address the following variance requests and receive citizen comments relating to proposed new construction on the parcels listed below. A Special Meeting will immediately follow. The following variance request items will be discussed and considered: 1.Proposed new construction of a garage on the parcel located at the corner of Avenue G and 17th Street (R-1 Single Family Residential), more specically described as Block 17, Lots 1&2 into the required 15 side setback from 17th Street. Applicant is requesting approval of a 5 side setback. 2.Proposed new construction of a storage shed on the parcel located at Ave D & 7th St (R-1 Single Family Residence), more specically described as Block 23, Lots 9 & 10 into the required 15 side setback from 7th Street. Applicant is requesting approval of a 5 side setback. The Apalachicola Land Development Code allows for variance when special circumstances, conditions and/or undue hardships are determined. All interested parties are encouraged to attend and be heard with respect to this request. For further information, contact the Apalachicola Administrative and Community Development Ofce, 1 Avenue E, Apalachicola, Florida 850-653-9319. Tickets are available at the Apalachicola Chamber of Commerce located at 122 Commerce Street in Apalach. Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students and Children under 12 free with an adult.Tickets will be sold at the door but theyre going fast...Christmas Story is an ASGI Cooperative Parish Creative Ministries production in partnership with Carrabelle Christian Center, First Pentecostal Holiness Church & Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist church and local artists, musicians and community actors, singers and dancers. Photos by LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesHayden Dever, Jennifer Wilson Bairefoot and Victoria Hernandez lost their home to a re Thanksgiving Day. The Airstream RV belonging to the Bairefoot family is a total loss.Eastpoint family struggles after re NEW LOW PRICE! CARRABELLEBEACHOwn a piece of Carrabelle history! The original lighthouse keepers house has 3 BR/ 1 BA on 1.3 peaceful acres backing up to Tates Hell Hiking Trail. Lovely porches! MLS# 243618.................$259,000 Travis Stanley 850.653.6477 Grayson Shepard 850.653.6718 Kim Davis 850.653.6875AFFORDABLE ST. 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G EORGE I SL A ND B E A C H FRON T SGI T SGI T B E A C H FRON T SGI T SGI T Leon Teat 850.653.5656 Jamie Crum 850.370.0835 Sandy Mitchem 850.899.8300 County to install cross drainsFranklin County Emergency Management has obtained a hazard mitigation grant for the road department to install 10 cross drains on McIntyre Road, Crooked River, Jeff Sanders Road, New River Road and Mill Road. The amount of the grant is $52,487, with the federal share being $39,365 and the local share being $13,122 of in-kind contributions. There is a 10-week window in which to complete this project.Tobacco-Free partnership to meet Dec. 14The Tobacco-Free Franklin Partnership Coalition Meeting will meet Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Franklin County Health Department, 139 12th St., from 5:306:30 p.m. in the second oor conference room. For more info, call 653-2111, ext. 123. News BRIEFSGood weather and a nice group of golfers for the golf tournament last Saturday, Dec. 3. Candlelight and Christmas carols will head up the Christmas Eve service at the Lanark Village Community Church. The service will begin at 6 p.m. Hope you can join us! Everybodys favorite band, The Not Quite Ready, will play at our New Years Eve dance at Chillas Hall. The band will start at 7 p.m., and the fun will start when you walk into the room. Bring some snacks, your favorite beverage, dancing shoes and your main squeeze, and ring in the new year with us. Its time to give all of our volunteers another round of applause. The guys from the work camp, for keeping the public grounds in the village looking good; the folks at the food bank, packing up the groceries and taking them to your car; the club members who prepare and serve the meals at the fundraisers; the folks at the senior center, for the breakfast and lunches; and of course our re ghters. We thank you! Your sugar x this month will be this Saturday, Dec. 10, at the boat club, because their Christmas party will be Saturday, Dec. 17. Hope to see ya at the pancake brunch, from 9 a.m. to noon. Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and housebound, and keep smiling you may not feel better, but everyone else will wonder what youre up to. Until next time, God bless America, our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry and dont forget the Toys for Tots collection boxes throughout the county. Lanark plans for Christmas, New Years LANARK NEWSJim Welsh

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LocalThe Times | A3Thursday, December 8, 2011delay the project. A delay would jeopardize the reliability of the entire region, he said. The part in Apalachicola is a small part of a 38-mile rebuild. I think that everything we are doing is in compliance with the franchise agreement. We have worked hard to try to balance the aesthetic needs of the town with the need to provide more reliability and dependability. The citizen complaint alleges Progress violated the 1988 franchise agreement the companys predecessor, Florida Power, signed with the city, speci cally claiming the company has failed to promote aesthetic consideration as called for in the citys Jan. 15, 1989, ordinance. Plaintiffs in the suit include the Apalachicola Area Historical Society, Apalachicola property owners Richard Bickel, Sara and Bradley Heinz, Dr. Helen E.A. Tudor and Tamara Suarez, and three corporate entities Water Street LLC and The Sponge Exchange LLC, both owned by Lynn and Bill Spohrer, and LLW Building Partnership, owned by The Grady Market. The complaint alleges the transmission line rebuild is in contradiction to the citys status of an Area of Critical State Concern, and its placement on the National Register of Historic Sites and Places. The suit alleges the poles along Water Street will interfere with the brown pelicans and double crested cormorants that feed, forage and roost in this area. These high-voltage 85-foot to 100-foot poles running along Water Street are extremely dangerous to these birds, it reads. The suit also says the project failed to follow conditions of the National Historic Preservation Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. The complaint also brings up the potential of bodily harm that it says could result from the highvoltage lines. The plaintiffs believe this close-up and constant exposure to this high voltage 115 kV electricity will cause them, their grandchildren, and others great bodily harm. Electromagnetic elds from power lines are linked to adult cancers, depression and suicide. The leukemia link has been repeatedly demonstrated; the number of children developing leukemia has been steadily growing over the last 50 years, it reads. Every year The Times publishes local letters to Santa. The Deadline will be Friday, December 16th at 3:30 pm (EST). We have a special mailbox set up in our offices for these letters or e-mail them to: David Adlerstein at dadlerstein@stafl.com Subject: Letters to Santa at 3:30 pm (EST). Every year The Times publishes local letters to Santa. The Deadline will be Friday, December 16th at 3:30 pm (EST). 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We will be selling Holiday Greeting ads in this section.For more information please contact: Joel Reed at jreed@starfl.com or 370-6090 Kari Fortune at kfortune@starfl.com or 227-7847 THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWNWeems Memorial Hospital is proud to announce the return of Southland Emergency Medical Services of Fl physicians:Timothy Adamcryk, MD Garrett Chumney, MD Patrick Conrad, MD Paul Hart, MD Nathaniel Hawkins, MD Vincent Ivers, MD Joda Lynn, MD Franz Plum, MD24 hour Emergency Services, Acute In-Patient Care, Swingbed Rehabilitation Program, Diagnostic and Surgical Services135 Avenue G Apalachicola, Fl 32320 (850) 653-8853Our mission is to improve the health status of the residents and visitors to Franklin County, by providing quality, compassionate, cost effective and convenient health care through community leadership and in collaboration with other healthcare organizations which serve our communities. www.pulse-sgi.com INJUNCTION from page A1 BROKEN from page A1pool, said Springer. The shoals represent the obstacles we encounter in the world as Christians and must learn to maneuver around and through. Harris also helped select the biblical passages on the front and back of the fountain, one from Song of Solomon 8:6 For Love is strong as death and the other from Matthew 11:28 And I will give you rest. Among the Christian symbols in the fountain are crosses which imitate the crosses in the stenciling of the church, the alpha and omega, the chi rho christogram, and the ivy vine taken from a Wedgwood china pattern earlier donated by Luther to the churchs Pennys Worth thrift store. The vine is used repeatedly by Jesus in parables, such as John 15:5 I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. Apalachicola artist Kristin Andersons trinity design is the focal point of the top pool, emanating from trefoil and turning back into itself in an in nite progression. I chose to execute her design in many shades of gold leaf so that the tiles would re ect as much light as possible, said Springer. Many parishioners contributed pieces of china in varying shades of white, which I used as background throughout the fountain and are indicative to me of the varied folks that form our congregation. In her remarks to the church, Springer paid thanks to friends, Ann Bruce and Kem Toole, who served as sounding boards for her ideas, and husband, Ed, who donated workspace in his outdoor shed for the bottom pool, and space for the smaller pieces in their screened-in porch. As I wrestled with plagues of a Southern nature mosquitoes, carpenter bees, wasps and raccoons which invaded my workspace my patience was sorely tested. I only wish I could have harnessed the energy of the insect world for my work, Springer told the congregation. She also told of the nerve-racking move of the fountain to the church by Ulrich and his crew, made easier by his patience and experience. Finally, Jon Hooper hooked up the electricity for the fountain pump, which now keeps the water gently circulating. Please know that this is your fountain, not my fountain, she said, in her thank you to the congregation. As Martha (Harris) so aptly put it in her sermon last month, whatever we do in the church is done in the context of family. We are not alone in our endeavors. There is always supporting cast; there is always help, encouragement and a way to make things happen when it doesnt seem possible. Origins of the garden, dedicated in March 2010 by the dioceses bishop, The Right Rev. Phillip Duncan II, date back to 1998, when memorials left in Robert Croziers name became seed money for a garden where ashes of church members could be buried in a tranquil setting between two historic buildings, the sanctuary and Benedict Hall. Moved by her own life-threatening illness, McCartney worked with a committee to gather ideas from landscape architects and others for a garden that does not look like a cemetery or columbarium. It has become a place of worship and we hold services there when the weather is nice, she said. The project broke ground in 2008, and was given a foundation from more than 4,000 19thcentury bricks from the ruins of the Apalachicola State Bank, destroyed in a November 2008 re. Volunteers from the church and St. George Island Lighthouse Association spent four weekends hand cleaning the old mortar from the bricks. Entrance to the garden from the Seventh Avenue gate features a pathway lined with engraved bricks given in memory of deceased loved ones and friends. Many of the birth dates are in the 18th and 19th century and include the names of old Apalachicola families. The fountain is the culmination of these past years of work and nancial contributions by so many people, said McCartney. It is also a sacred place, a place of beauty, a place for re ection, a place to honor and remember loved ones. DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesThe memorial gardens new fountain.

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OpinionA4 | The Star Thursday, December 8, 2011It was halftime, we were down 35-0 and we couldnt move the ball an inch. We were in Walnut Grove, Ala., playing the West End High Patriots. Just a year earlier, my little private school had beaten the mighty public school Patriots 14-13 on our way to the rst perfect 10-0 season our school had ever had. That was a year previous, in 1978. In 1979, the big Walnut Grove boys hadnt forgotten and they didnt care if the previous year was a lifetime accomplishment for most of us. They wanted revenge and they got it. The boys from Walnut Grove dressed close to 50 players; they were big country boys and looked like the New England Patriots. We dressed about 17 players. Of those 17, probably 12 didnt have any business being on the eld of an Alabama High School f ootball game.  Before the kickoff for the second half, I walked over to Coach Cliff Grubbs and said, Coach, I just cant carry the ball anymore. Theyre killing me. I will never forget what he said. He grabbed me by the facemask with two hands and said, You dont quit, I dont care what the score is. You dont quit. By staying out there and not quitting, you are winning. This is the toughest kind of win youll ever get. I didnt quit. We never found the end z one on that night.  The West End Patriots beat us 48-0. They may have played the band and the cheerleaders in the fourth quarter, but I didnt quit. It was one of those games that you wanted to forget, but I didnt forget my coachs words. Going into the last game of the season, we were 0-8-1, it was ugly. However, we played Spring Garden High School in that tenth game in 1979 and they hadnt won a game either. The weather was terrible, the eld was a mess and the referees wanted to cancel the game. At 0-8-1 and with one shot left for a win, Coach Grubbs wouldnt let them cancel the game. He made excuse after excuse, noting, It was football and both teams deserved to play. We played. In front about 50 fans, Coach Grubbs led the Donoho Falcons to a 40-6 victory against the Spring Garden Panthers on that muddy miserable night. He fought because he believed in us. He fought because he believed we deserved a chance. Originally, I wrote The Mattress Kid as a tribute to my coach who was battling cancer. In our conversations, I had found out that in addition to playing football for Auburn University, he had a secret that he had never told me. Cliff Grubbs was homeless and sleeping on a mattress in Chewacla State Park close to Auburn, Ala., when the folks at Auburn University came and asked him to play football for them. It wasnt a charity case; he was one of the best football players in the southeast who was simply on his own. Auburn gave him his chance and he took advantage of it. He played running back for Auburn, joined the U.S. Army as a paratrooper, then came back and played more college football for Auburn. After I wrote the story, folks at Auburn University and the University of Alabama pushed it to the point where thousands knew about The Mattress Kid. Coach Grubbs called me back and said, You made me sound like a hero. When he said it, even though he was on the phone, I felt him holding my face mask and saw him looking into my eyes. I started crying and I couldnt stop. I was balling like a baby. He never inched, he never said a word. He just waited, just like he would do when I was sitting in his little ofce back in high school. Finally with tears soaking my shirt and snot coming out of my nose, I managed to say, Coach, you are my hero. Again, for the last time in this life that I will ever hear him say it, he said, You know, I love you. I said, Yes sir, you just dont know what that means to me. He said, Yes, I do. On Nov. 25, 2011, I got word from Coach Grubbs son that Coach had passed away. My coach had found the end zone. The day after Coach died, his Auburn Tigers lost to Alabama. Before the Alabama-Auburn game, the folks from ESPN were having their College GameDay Program live from Auburn. As ESPNs Lee Corso put on the elephant head to note he was picking Alabama to win the game, I saw a sign in the crowd. It said, The Mattress Kid. Sitting in Virginia, I was happy. I was happy because a lot more folks now know the story of The Mattress Kid, my coach and my hero. Ive cried all my tears out; the scoreboard says the game is over. This is what I have to say. Give me the ball, give it to me now. Give it to me every play. I wont let you down. I will hold my head up and be proud. It is not the score that matters. Its knowing we did our best that is our reward. I want to walk off the eld knowing I gave you my best. Just like you gave to me. Farewell Coach, Ill see you in the locker room. Charles Clifford Coach Grubbs passed away peacefully at his home in Mary Esther, Florida on Nov. 25, 2011. Please never forget The Mattress Kid, who played running back for Auburn in the 1940s, served his country as U.S. Army paratrooper and coached high school football in Florida and Alabama. Read more stories at www. CranksMyTractor.com. CRaANKS MY TRaACTORBN HeardTis the season of fruits and nutsFinding the end zoneA lady was trampled almost beyond recognition entering a shopping mall in Topeka. A pushing and shoving melee in a  W almart  parking lot left two with head wounds and one bleeding profusely from the mouth and nose. A man in Del Rio, Texas, threw a cast net over a group of would-be shoppers in line ahead of him, injuring one and knocking a book of coupons out of the grasp of another. Two men got in a shoot-out in front of a Best Buy in Portland, Maine. A mother of three ran her Lexus through the front door of a Birmingham Toys R Us store. Youd think it was scenes from Apocalypse Now, Nightmare on Elm Street or How I Met Your Mother. The truth is..its just America preparing for another Christmas season. Im not sure exactly when, or why, midnight-bargain hunting and unbeatable 4 a.m. deals took the place of eggnog and kissing under the mistletoe. It ought to be called Black and Blue Friday. I dont know about you, but Ive never seen a gift, bargain, door buster or slick deal that Id roll out of a comfortable bed at 3 in the morning and rush downtown for, then elbow hundreds of people out of the way, hurry to the nearest check out station and stand in line for an hour and a half just for the privilege of paying for the blessed item! The facts, as reported by ABC, Anderson Cooper and the Food Network, clearly show I am in the minority. Youd think some opportunistic retailers were using the Christmas season as a clever guise to make more money. Sure, they lure you in with the 1 cent cell phone and the $199, eightyi nch,  magatron  TV. They have ve of the cheap cell phones and two underpriced televisions. Seven hundred people show up. They cant go home and tell their spouse they got up at midnight and rushed out to the mall for nothing. So they pick up a laptop, a couple of  iPods, a Leap Frog, the latest Harry P otter Nintendo  Wii and a twelve-pack of Duracell AA batteries. The shopper enjoys the thrill of the hunt and the store makes out like a Chinese bandit. Everyone goes home a winnerexcept maybe for the people left lying crumpled in the parking lot. And we criticize those FSU-UF football fanatics for taking the game a little too seriously at times! Im somewhat embarrassed to report to you that weve made it into the second week of December and I havent bought anything yet. I hate I missed the penny cell phones and the almostfree Cannon Sure Shot camera. Im waiting for the Scotty Cameron Circle T putters to go on sale. Im holding out for the hundred-inch TV! If I can ght down the urge to join the buying crowd, maybe Sears will mark down every item to nothing right before C hristmas.  Walmart  might catch the spirit and give away Panda bears and wrinkle free linen bed sheets. Of course, who needs another Panda bear or more bed sheets? Obviously, all the Christmas buying is not presents for other people! I wonder why they dont have these sales in August. I reckon Dog Day bargains doesnt resonate. Indian Summer specials dont ring any bells. Maybe folks just back from their vacations are cash strapped. Or they have school clothes and college tuition on their minds. Can you imagine the mayhem if we coupled Black Friday shopping with the hundred degree temperatures of August. CBS could turn that into a real survival show! And dont think this Christmas packaging phenomenon just started. I remember that Norelco electric razor commercial where the little Santa is sledding across the snow on the circular head of the shaver. Winston cigarettes had special Christmas decorated cartons. The Oldsmobile folks encouraged the up and coming businessman to step up this Christmas to a Ninety Eight. Children were enticed over the various years to ask for a Barbie, Slinky, G. I. Joe, Chatty Cathy, Mr. Potato Head, Matchbox cars, a genuine Roy Rogers gun and holster set, Hula Hoop, Tickle Me Elmo, Rubiks Cube or Star Trek Action Figures. My wife, back in the 70s, bought Cabbage Patch Kids for my sons! It likened to have caused a divorce! Its amazing how the marketing and buying frenzy seems to ratchet higher and higher each year. I dont remember any stampedes to get the Red Ryder BB gun. You could buy a Case knife to give to your dad with little fan fare. Nobody knocked me down at J. C. Penny the Christmas I went to get a sweater for Billie Jean. We thought Black Friday referred to that terrible night the Huntingdon High Mustangs football team beat the everl iving  stufngs  out of us! Maybe we were a little sheltered out at the end of Stonewall Street. Of course, this was also back in the day when you did a lot more looking than buying! We even considered walnuts and oranges as gifts. We enjoyed the red and green Christmas M&Ms without realizing people would ever think of rising ve hours before daylight and ghting to get into a store to buy any gadget, no matter how rare or useful. We applauded those Budweiser Clydesdales with never a thought of pulling a gun on someone to commemorate the coming of the Yuletide season. We mailed in the $19.95 and waited breathlessly for t he  Ronco  Veg-i-matic. We believed life was just like those Hallmark commercials. For us, buying and gift giving seemed to be a by product of the Christmas season. Boy howdy, how the seasons change! You dont reckon Cathy elbowed and pushed and then waited in line to pay for those darn Cabbage Patch Kids. You talk about adding insult to injury! 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Circulation:1-800-345-8688 ROSEMROSEM ARY RY BE E AC C H Another Thanksgiving came and went as millions of Americans were forced to remove their clothing and dignity in order to y through the TSAcontrolled airports. Americans should not be made to feel stress, shame and awkwardness while ying. That is what spending time with your relatives at Thanksgiving is for. Even with bin Laden dead, the TSA has become more intrusive than ever. Now I have to take off my belt to go through security. TSA screeners pre-search routine has gone from putting on latex gloves to now applying lubricant to them. Should it not be going the other way by now less invasive instead of more? Even as the TSA is accused of touching more women inappropriately than Herman Cain, politicians feign outrage but do nothing. When asked about the full body hand check now given by the TSA, even Hillary Clinton said she would not like to go through a TSA pat-down. As a strong womens advocate, she is against inappropriate touching. Bill Clinton was heard to say, Hillary is usually against any appropriate touching, too. The federal government has institutionalized the groping of women who have no recourse. Once established, the arrogant and self-justifying nature of a government bureaucracy makes getting rid of it almost impossible. When you name a bill something as American as The Patriot Act or make a committee so important that it calls itself the Super Committee, how could they possibly fail? Queen Latifah can make a better case for being a real queen than the committee for being super, or the Patriot Act patriotic. When I see the GOP candidates in the primaries feeding the red meat of fear to the neo-cons, jockeying for who would bomb Iran rst, I remember why I left that party during Bushs second term to become a libertarian. It was the same zealous hawks who overreacted to the 9/11 attacks and saddled us with the Patriot Act and the TSA. Neither has done us any discernible good; instead, both have demonstrably diminished our freedoms. The corruptible power of one groups control over another with the false promise of safety seldom works. And even if it did, at what cost? We pay 21 times more in taxes than our Founding Fathers did, but are we safer? Do we have more liberty? Government says, If you will just let us regulate more and give us more money and more power, then we will promise you safety. Yet many do not want real liberty; that involves taking individual responsibility and owning the outcome of ones actions. Any endeavor, even one as simple as walking across the street, has risks that cannot be regulated away. The SECs budget has tripled since the Enron collapse, but it missed the scam by Bernie Madoff. Then Obama says he wants more. Now MF Global, run by former Democratic Senator and New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, reportedly cannot account for $1.2 billion of customer money. Has more regulation ever really made us safer than our own informed decisions and actions? Has governments insatiable appetite for more money and more power to regulate not been preceded by events like 9/11 and the nancial meltdown, which it was supposed to be regulating to begin with? Have not people been more hurt when they thought government was regulating something than when they knew government was not? The presumption of safety when you get a Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac mortgage, or invest in a nancial institution, has done more to snooker people out of their money than non-regulated free markets. Historically, any time a politician can persuade people, usually under the duress of an unusual event like 9/11, to forfeit even the smallest of their freedoms to the statists in government, those liberties are seldom restored. Such acts create more intrusion by government into even more corners of our lives, which serves to entrench governments power not ours. Ron Hart can be reached at Ron@RonaldHart.com, or visit www.RonaldHart.com.TThe terrorism of the Patriot Act RRON HaARTThe Hart Beat

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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, Dec 859 38 0% Fri, Dec 965 4410% Sat, Dec 1064 4110% Sun, Dec 1162 43 0% Mon, Dec 1265 4730% Tues, Dec 1367 4720% Wed, Dec 1468 5140%12/8Thu12:15AM 1.5 H09:05AM -0.4 L 04:50PM 1.3 H08:17PM 1.1L 12/9Fri12:52AM 1.5 H09:42AM -0.5L 05:25PM 1.3 H 08:58PM 1.1L 12/10Sat01:31AM 1.5 H10:17AM -0.5L 05:56PM 1.3 H09:36PM 1.1L 12/11Sun02:13AM 1.5 H10:49AM -0.5L 06:26PM 1.3 H10:13PM 1.1L 12/12Mon 02:56AM1.5 H11:20AM -0.5L 06:53PM 1.3 H10:53PM 1.0L 12/13Tue03:42AM 1.5 H11:51AM -0.4L 07:20PM 1.3 H 11:39PM 1.0L 12/14Wed 04:32AM 1.4 H12:23PM -0.4L 07:45PM 1.2 H 12/8Thu06:52AM -0.6 L03:25PM 2.1H 06:04PM 1.8 L11:27PM 2.4H 12/9Fri 07:29AM -0.8 L 04:00PM 2.1H 06:45PM 1.8 L 12/10Sat 12:06AM2.4 H08:04AM -0.8L 04:31PM 2.1 H07:23PM 1.8L 12/11Sun 12:48AM 2.4 H 08:36AM -0.8L 05:01PM 2.1 H08:00PM 1.8L 12/12Mon 01:31AM 2.4 H 09:07AM -0.8L 05:28PM 2.1 H08:40PM 1.6L 12/13Tue02:17AM 2.4 H 09:38AM -0.6L 05:55PM 2.1 H09:26PM 1.6L 12/14Wed 03:07AM 2.2 H10:10AM -0.6L 06:20PM 1.9 H10:19PM 1.4L Funky Oyster Shack. Although they were approved locally for a wine and beer license, Justice and Timm obtained a full-liquor license from the state, drawing immediate complaints from the Methodist church and other neighbors. In addition to concerns about alcohol, problems surfaced with noise, insufcient parking, and inappropriate signage. Three weeks after the bar opened, the city withdrew the alcohol license, prompting Timm and Justice to sue the city before abandoning their suit last July. In May 2010, the commission reinstated the 500 feet rule partly in response to this lawsuit. A few months after the Shack closed, Bobby and Brenda Sapp leased the property and asked for a beer and wine license for Old Salts Caf, a family-style restaurant. With strong opposition, commissioners agreed to allow consumption, but not sale, of alcohol on the property. Old Salts remained open from November 2009 until last month. In early November, the Frinks asked the city to grandfather the 203 Tallahassee St. location for sale of wine and beer. City Attorney Dan Hartman advised them that since the building had housed a series of businesses, new leasers must apply for a new license. Under the 500 feet rule, the longer distance reiterated by city action last year, the Tallahassee Street location was not eligible for a liquor license, so the city agreed to reconsider the terms of its liquor ordinance.Proposal would return to case-by-case considerationOn Dec. 1, a new ordinance going back to a case-by-case consideration of liquor licenses was read for the rst time at the city commission meeting, prompting strong opposition from members of the faith community. What I say doesnt represent thoughts of everyone, but it is important that our thoughts should be represented and considered, said Homer McMillian, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist Church. I would prefer that you not even move forward with a second reading of this ordinance. How much time do you want to invest in (reviewing requests)? he asked. With a strong ordinance, you wont have to make a decision on every restaurant. McMillian, an attorney, argued the proposed ordinance was awed, that placing a business serving alcohol so close to a church violated a Carrabelle tradition, and that this was the rst time during his residence in Carrabelle that proximity of less than 500 feet had been allowed. Kathy Frink disagreed, contending that Carrabelle Junction, and two restaurants now closed, Michaels and Lorenzos, all operated within 500 feet of a church without causing problems in the community. The Frinks insisted the commission was discriminating against them and that other restaurants had been issued alcohol licenses. We have a business we want to do something with, said Skip Frink. We are the only people in town who cant do what we want to do. We had some problems; those are over. We had a very nice restaurant for several years. BYOB (bring your own bottle) cuts out pro t. Its a shame a church has located itself in a C1 commercial district. The hotel has been there for 110 years. He said 203 Tallahassee St. had been a pro table rental house until the alcohol ordinance changed in 2006. At that time they renovated it as a restaurant, and can no longer rent the location as a residence, he said. Since the dispute over Tallahassee Street began, the Carrabelle commission has denied a request for a package license by the Dollar General Store but has issued alcohol licenses to We Be Caf at the Moorings, and to Fish Camp restaurant at 275 Timber Island Road. Neither is within 500 feet of a church or school. The We Be Caf originally told commissioners they would only serve drinks during Sunday brunch, but later advertised a weekday Happy Hour and obtained a license for package sales. Aaron Datey, pastor of the Carrabelle United Methodist Church urged commissioners to consider the number of existing restaurants. He said churches were meant to bring life and growth to the community and that bars located nearby churches could undermine alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs churches often host. He said a business that served alcohol until 2 a.m. on Christmas was a bar, not a restaurant. We need structure in place by ordinance so there can be a system of checks and balances, said Mark Mercer, pastor of Carrabelles First Baptist Church. Please keep it so you who we have put in a place of authority can make our decisions for us. I think that we can think broader in Carrabelle than that the only way we can make a living is by selling alcohol. I hope you know that we pray for you and the jobs that you do and hope you have godly wisdom, he said. Commissioner Frank Mathes expressed concern over the wording of the ordinance and wondered if it opened the door to serving mixed drinks in restaurants, now disallowed under a beer and wine license. Weve got to consider the people in the neighborhood who live around it, he said. Commissioner Cal Allen said he was undecided on the issue. People go to a restaurant to eat, he said. If 80 percent of the seating is restaurant style, it is a restaurant. The former restaurant (Funky Oyster Shack) was a violation of the spirit of the agreement. Commissioner Brenda La Paz suggested the city hold a workshop to hear public opinion and discuss different options. Lets air it out and let the public come in and help us, she said. The commission voted unanimously to hold the meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 5 p.m. ALCOHOL from page A1 WEEMS from page A1for which they were created and that health care in Franklin County continues to bene t from the af liation with (TMH), she wrote. Commissioners said little about the resignations on Tuesday, noting the Weems board still had a quorum, and that they would nd suitable replacements after reviewing a list from the hospital board. Sanders reiterated her faith in the importance of Weems relationship with TMH, while Commissioner Bevin Putnal noted the ongoing battle with Gulf County over serving patients in Franklin County. Commissioner Chairman Pinki Jackel, who said at the Dec. 1 hospital board meeting she would replace County Planner Alan Pierce as the countys liaison to Weems, noted the hospital is a $6 million driver of economic activity for the county. On Tuesday, she told fellow commissioners that while Weems is current with vendors of medical supplies and other dayto-day operational needs, a majority of vendors are past due 60 to 90 days, and some more than that. Commissioner Noah Lockley said he would like to see hospital billing moved in-house, and not be outsourced to an outof-state company. County Attorney Michael Shuler told commissioners that former Weems CEO Davie Lloyd, who was let go last month by TMH after being rst hired in July, had retained the services of Apalachicola attorney Barbara Sanders. Shuler said Lloyds attorney seeks to negotiate certain portions of the TMH separation agreement with Ms. Lloyd and is asking for one-year severance pay, which TMH has so far denied. Lloyds salary was $145,000 annually.

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The Times | A7Thursday, December 8, 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 (850) 545-2578 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. Bay Area Choral Society to performThe Bay Area Choral Society, under the direction of Paul Marxsen along with accompanist Karl Lester, will perform a program Praise and Glory at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Trinity Episcopal Church. The concert opens the 24th season of the Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts series. The choral society will perform music of Antonio Vivaldi, George Frederick Handel, Camille SaintSaens, Charles Stanford and others, with the audience invited to sing along to favorite Christmas carols as well as the traditional nale, the Hallelujah Chorus from Handels Messiah. Sopranos include Rennie Edwards, Virginia Harrison, Megan Lamb, Carla May, Sandy McGinnis, Stephanie Marxsen, Julianna Ritz and Liz Sisung. Altos featured are Suzanne Chaple, Susan Galloway, Ginny Griner, Mikayla Lloyd, Samantha Marxsen, Ina Margaret Meyer, Janis Ramos, Audrey Schmidt, Shirley Taylor, Nan Treutell and Tamara Marsh, who will perform as soloist to O Holy Night. Tenors include Gordon Adkins, Tom Adams, Fred Genter, Randy Mims, Gary Niblack and Tim Roberts. Basses are Sam De Haan, Dewitt Galloway, Bill Hamilton, Michael Howington, David McClain, John Nagy and Merel Young. The Wind Quintet from Franklin County School, featuring Macey Hunt and Sam Marxsen, on ute; Deanna Quick and Thomas Copley, on alto saxophone; and Stephanie Marxsen, on bass clarinet, will perform Puer Natus (A Boy was Born), Away in a Manger and Hark the Herald Angels Sing. There will also be a performance of three pieces played by the Tom Adams recorder trio. General admission is $5 and students are free. All donations go to support the series, which is an outreach by the Apalachicola Area Historical Society.Enchanted Evening to be WednesdayDont miss An Enchanting Evening, featuring a Christmas dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Apalachicola. Tickets are $12. Expect door prizes, good food and fellowship. Please call 653 8602 for tickets. On Sunday, Nov. 27, Scott, Mallorie Jones and I were privileged to be a part of history. The Dixie County residents hosted a Stand for America Ten Commandments Rally for Freedom on the courthouse steps. The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Dixie County, demanding the removal of the Ten Commandments monument from the courthouse steps in Cross City that was donated and erected by veteran Joe Anderson. With a little research, one can learn that the ACLU frequently opposes Christian and Jewish beliefs, morals and practices, yet appears to be supportive of the Muslim faith and practices. In one case, they defend that a Muslim woman should be allowed to wear a hijab in the workplace, courtrooms, etc. because she should be afforded the right to freedom of religious expression. However, a New Jersey coach was prosecuted because he took a knee and bowed his head in reverence to a student-lead pre-game prayer. I am not a scholar in law but it appears that if one is in violation of the establishment clause, they both are. Dixie County is represented by Liberty Counsel, who we were privileged to have in our county only a few weeks ago to conduct a workshop on religious rights in the public schools. The Ten Commandments are universally recognized as symbolic of the law and are appropriate for display in courthouses and similar settings, said Matt Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel. Public display of the Commandments is consistent with our nations history and with the First Amendment. Harry Mihet, a lawyer for Liberty Counsel addressed the crowd by sharing a story of when he was a child in the communist country Romania. Practicing religion in his country was illegal and punishable by imprisonment if the offender was caught. The Romanian government bugged homes and used dogs to sniff out violators Bibles. Mihet was a witness to this rst hand, because his father was imprisoned for preaching the gospel. In a different case, Mihet was quoted as saying, Dear brothers and sisters, this is a time of war. As citizens of this country and as citizens of the Kingdom, we are engaged in a battle for the very heart and soul of our nation against people and groups that are ghting tirelessly day and night to radically transform our country to change it from the land of the free into a place that is without God, without values, a place where anything goes except genuine Christianity to a place that looks more and more like communist Romania. Mihet said it would be tragic for future generations if the Americans do not show up, resulting in a lost battle. Also present at the rally was Frank Lay, retired principal of Pace High School in Santa Rosa County. Lay knows what it means to come under attack by the ACLU. Lay and the athletic director, Robert Freeman, faced charges for the crime of praying over the food at a booster luncheon. The ACLU rst pushed for a county ordinance prohibiting prayer at school-related functions. Three weeks later, Lay took the bait and found himself looking at federal penitentiary time, nes and a loss of 35 years of retirement because the state of Florida does not pay retirement to felons. By the grace of God, Lay and Freeman were found not guilty. Lay is an inspiration to all Christians for standing up for his values and beliefs regardless of the bullies trying to instill fear in him. In his speech at the Ten Commandments rally, Lay brought up a point worth pondering: Where is the ACLU when a child is hurting or in need? Do not be deceived, good people of Franklin County. Although this battle might not be ours this time, the ripple effect will affect our children and future generations. We need more than armchair support to gain ground for our children who are persistently indoctrinated with situational ethics, anti-family and antiChristian views. The Ten Commandments set the precedent for our Constitution and have been the cornerstone of law since our nation was founded. In my opinion, it is unconstitutional for one person to set the primacy for a larger majority. As a democratic nation, we should bring it to a vote and allow the decision to be based on a majority vote. Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived (2 Timothy 3: 12-13). We welcome all suggestions and hope you enjoy this weekly article. Please send all emails to Scott Shiver at frontline247@mac.com. Katie Bell, born Oct. 30, 1916, in Apalachicola, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at Darcy Hall of Life Care in West Palm Beach at the age of 95. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, Dec. 3, at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Apalachicola, with burial in Magnolia Cemetery. Wake services were held Friday evening, Dec. 2, at Kelley Funeral Home, 149 Ave. H in Apalachicola.Katie BellMartha Sue James, 68, of Apalachicola passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, in Cleveland, Ohio. Mrs. James was born Sept. 20, 1943, in Cottondale. She was a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Apalachicola and the Red Hat Society and was a correctional of cer for the state of Florida. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 36 years, Irvin Adrian James. Mrs. James is survived by two sons, Steve James and Greg James and wife, Shelly; a daughter, Frances James; and a brother, Cletis Anderson, all of Apalachicola; two sisters, Jane Eden eld of Tallahassee and Miki Peddie of Apalachicola; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 8, at First Pentecostal Church of Apalachicola with Sister Susan Roach of ciating. Interment will immediately follow in Magnolia Cemetery. The family received friends Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the church. Condolences may be submitted or viewed at www.southerlandfamily. com. Southerland Family Funeral Home in Port St. Joe handled arrangements.Martha Sue JamesMary Della Aman passed away at age 80 on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at St. James Health and Rehabilitation Center in Carrabelle after an extended illness. She was born Mary Della Baggett on June 21, 1931, in Dixon, Tenn., to parents Edgar and Ethel Baggett. After graduating from high school in Missouri in 1949, she moved to Chicago, Ill., where she met the love of her life, Fred Aman. After a brief courtship, they married on April 1, 1952. After her husband served in Korea, Mary and Fred made their home in northern Wisconsin, where they raised three children in Land O Lakes and Conover. Mary worked devotedly alongside Fred for 25 years at his taxidermy studio and was an essential partner in their art gallery and gift shop, Amans Gallery North, in Eagle River, Wis. Without a doubt, one of the greatest joys in her life was her two granddaughters, who lled a special place in her heart, like no other. After moving to Lanark Village nearly 30 years ago, she became involved in the local garden club, boat club, ladies club, as well as The River of Life Church. Mary always kept an upbeat attitude, no matter what challenges life presented, and was a friend to everyone she met. Mary is survived by her husband, Fred Aman; son, Robert (Bob) Aman; and daughter, Nancy Aman. She is also survived by granddaughters, Alison Fischer and Miranda Fischer. She is further survived by brothers, Guy Baggett and Bob Baggett; and sisters Margaret Edwards, Ruth Bess and June Baskin. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Carl Aman; as well as a brother, Ed Baggett; and a sister, Hazel Hafner. A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Lanark Community Church. In lieu of owers, memorial donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice. Bevis Funeral Home, Crawfordville, is in charge of arrangements.Mary D. Aman MARY D. AMANJames Madison Farmer was born March 1, 1938, in Altha. He passed away Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Panama City at the age of 73. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Farmer; children Teresa Kelley (Mark), Jake Farmer, Donna Farmer and Sabrina Phipps (Rex); siblings Jimmy Farmer, Frances Paulk and Rendi Passmore; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private funeral services were held at Kelley Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ann Nelson of ciating. Memorialization by cremation.James FarmerR.D. Segree was born Oct. 24, 1921, in Franklin County. He passed away peacefully at his home in Carrabelle on Friday, Nov. 18, at the age of 90. R.D. was a lifetime resident of Franklin County. He worked in the seafood business and was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a graduate of Carrabelle High School and was loved by everyone he met. He leaves behind his wife, Celia Segree, of Carrabelle; children Maribeth Segree of Beaumont, Texas, Pegi Segree Andrews of Jackson, Miss., and Walton Wayne Segree of Hemphill, Texas; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren, who will cherish his memory and stories of his time on the water. Among the many memories his family will always remember are the times on his shrimp boats, but mostly The Flaming Star (named after Elvis song), but fondly remembered as the Rusty Bucket. R.D. was preceded in death by three children, Vickie Jo Perry, Gene Wilson and Andrew Michael Segree. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the United Baptist Church in Eastpoint, with the Rev. Bobby Shiver and the Rev. Vince Grayson of ciating. At his request, R.D. will be cremated and his ashes spread in the Gulf of Mexico, which was where he spent much of his life as a commercial shrimper. The family wishes to thank the Rev. Bobby Shiver and the ladies at United Baptist Church for the luncheon after the service. Kelley Funeral Home handled all arrangements.R.D. Segree R.D. SEGREE Obituaries Faith BRIEFS Dixie standing up for the Ten CommandmentsSPECIAL TO THE TIMESScott Shiver, Pam Shiver, right front, and Mallorie Jones pose with the Dixie County Ten Commandments monument. YOUTH MATTERSScott and Pamela Shiver Faith

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E-mail outdoors news to times outdoors@star .com OUTDOORSwww.apalachtimes.comSection Section A By Frank SargeantSpecial to The Times Set the hook just before they bite. That is the sage advice of salty old sheepshead a cionados, who like to pull the leg of those with less experience at extracting Archosargus probatocephalus from coastal waters. The seeming paradoxical howto is nearly correct, though, because no sh in the sea can steal a bait more quickly. In fact, some people, outdoors writer-types mostly, call them convict sh for their nefarious behavior and of course they wear the same black and white stripes you used to see on prison road-gangs so the look also suits. Sheepshead are shaped like a sort of giant saltwater bluegill, with average weights of 1 to 4 pounds. The big attraction at this time of year is that they continue to bite when reds and trout are hunkered down shivering in the holes, and when Spanish, kings and cobia are enjoying a few margaritas off Key West. The limit on sheepshead is liberal 15 daily which means if you have two or three anglers aboard and happen into a swarm of hungry heads, you can actually ll the cooler, a rarity with any species these days. You wont be taking home any 20-pounders, as you might with gags or red snapper, to be sure, but a stack of 1to 3-pounders is likely in winter, and if you sh rockpiles off the beach during the March/April spawn, you might add some sh of 5 to 8 pounds to the box. The jetties at St. Andrews are a famed spot for this. Minimum size is 12 inches total length. Sheepshead are not wimps, either; theyre remarkably powerful critters for their size. A ve-pounder caught on the ats is a match for a red sh of similar size though its rare to catch em on the ats because they are so much more wary than red sh. And when you hook up with a heavy one around a piling, hes just as quick to wrap up and cut you off. The sheepshead is a member of the porgie family, thus his shape. They are named for their teeth, which look somewhat sheeplike and enable them to crunch up the shell sh and crabs that are their primary diet. Inside the mouth are hard, bony nodules that complete the crushing operation; they can grind up anything from. Catching sheepshead is a learned art. It looks as if it should be very simple; toss a piece of fresh-cut shrimp in front of them and they eat it, most of the time. But that parsimonious mouth is very stingy when it comes to ingesting hooks; often they nip off the bait and leave Mr. Gamakatsu hanging naked. First, its essential to use a hook small enough to t the relatively small mouth of the sh; size 1 or 1/0 is the ticket to admission. Actually, smaller hooks work even better, but the teeth are so strong that the sh can occasionally bite right through the light wire of smaller hardware choose small hook size made in a strong wire for best results. Sheepshead can also bite through mono or uoro leader and line, and theres not much you can do about that if the hook goes in far enough for them to chomp on, either. Adding wire leader is not an option theyll rarely eat even the tastiest bait suspended on wire. You usually need a sinker of some sort because heads are most often found in holes, channels and cuts, usually around rocks, concrete or other hard structure where shell sh can x and grow and where small crabs live. One good way to rig is to put the hook on a dropper made of 20-pound test hard mono like the Masons thats a favorite of offshore anglers, or uorocarbon, which is nearly twice as dense as mono, then hang the sinker on the bitter end of the line about 18 inches below its like the drop-shot rig preferred by bass anglers, and a neat hook for the job is the new VMC Spin-Shot hook, which has a swivel on each side and stands out vertically between line and leader. With this rig, you can immediately feel it when a sh starts nibbling on the bait; if the sinker is above the hook, as in a standard rig, the sh has to bite hard enough to move the sinker before you feel anything and by that time the bait may be long gone. Another rig that works well in winter is a oneeighth to one-quarterounce jig head with an oversized hook, size 1/0 or so, on which a piece of fresh cut shrimp, about thumbnailsized, is impaled. With the jig, you feel the bite immediately, and it casts more easily than a separate sinker/dropper rig. While fresh shrimp is by far the easiest bait to come by, sheepshead also readily take an assortment of other natural baits; ddler crabs, tubeworms and oysters are all high on the list of sheepshead experts. In some areas, you can scoop up sand eas with a basket rake, and these make ideal bait not only for sheepshead but also for pompano. (Parboil them in salted water, store them in plastic zipper bags and freeze them, and youve got fresh bait any time you need it.) By the way, the traditional tactic of putting an oyster on a treble or double hook to catch sheepshead is no longer legal; its single hooks only for the species. Whatever the bait, the trick is to hold light tension on the line when you feel that rst bump. If you can sense weight there as you take up the slack, set the hook; you miss some, but you hook most once you develop the touch. Micro ber line like PowerPro helps a lot; better sensitivity and more authority to set the hook. Finding sheepsheadYou can often visually locate sheepshead in clear water; they tend to hang near the surface, and you can spot them as they turn and ash. But even if you dont see them, you can often stir sh up by chumming around crusty pilings and riprap; use a hoe or spud to scrape the barnacles. As this stuff showers down, sheepshead will smell it and move in from considerable distance. All bridges that span coastal waters are likely sheepshead hangouts in winter; the old pier, on the Eastpoint side, the bridge channel in the island side, and Bob Sikes Cut are all worth checking. Keep moving, probing residential canals, holes at creek mouths, rip-rap edges and oystery river habitat; its like prospecting for any other sh, and you may go an hour or two before you nd a congregation. Once that rst head bites, however, you can be sure that there are many more in the same vicinity. Larger heads congregate on rockpiles and ledges in 8 to 30 feet of water to spawn in March and early April; rocky channel edges and many nearshore reefs also hold them at this time. There is also a limited ats shery here and there during late fall and through warm spells in winter. On the lowest tides, its not uncommon to see them up in the shallows waving that gray tail as they root out whatever they can nd on bottom. However, a sheepshead seen in this way is not a sheepshead caught; they are paranoid on a level that makes red sh seem like carp. If you land an arti cial lure anywhere in the same ZIP code, they will instantly vaporize. The only tactic that has ever worked for me is to cast a whole shrimp, unweighted, on a light spinning rig uptide from the sh and let it sit there. Sometimes the sh smells it, swims up and eats it when that happens, you have achieved one of the pinnacles of ats angling. They put up a nice battle in the shallows, too, with some fast, powerful runs. Oddly, these same sh may travel to nearby potholes when the spirit moves them usually on low full and new moon tides and then they become dumb as cat sh; most of the large winter catches are made by nding these backcountry holes. They also settle into rocky holes in many coastal rivers during cold weather they like the same habitat as winter reds and black drum. Sheepshead are in the same family as the pin sh, which explains something about their physiography they are armed with some of the sharpest, longest spines in shdom, and the armament sprouts in all directions, from the back, the chest and the nether regions; there is hardly a safe way to pick up a sheepshead except with tongs. But pick up a sheepshead you must, because thats what it takes to extract those wonderful white llets. As you might expect of a creature that eats only shell sh, the taste of sheepshead completely belies the barnyardian name; it is among the nest of all shes, right up there with hog snapper another critter with a nasty name and a wonderful taste, come to think of it.CleaningAfter years of being wounded by heads, I nally came to the conclusion that the only reasonable way to deal with them is to disarm them. These days, when I catch one, it goes on ice immediately to put it to sleep, as we like to tell the grandkids, and then out come the poultry shears. I systematically nip off every pointed spine on every sh if you leave even one, I can assure you it will nd a way to bury itself in your nger. Once the spines are gone, sheepshead llet pretty much like other sh, but they do have a thicker hide and tougher scales run the point of a sharp llet knife up each side of the backbone to make a channel before you start the lleting cut and it will go more smoothly. You have to cut around the base of the dorsal spines, too; they extend well into the meat. You can now remove the skin in the usual fashion, by working a large llet knife between skin and meat on the cleaning table. On small sh, trim off the rib cage because it doesnt have much meat; on larger ones, you may nd it better to leave the rib meat in place and deal with the bones once the sh is cooked. Sheepshead are delicious any way you care to cook them. One great way is to cube the meat, boil it brie y in crab boil spices like Zatarans, and then dip in melted butter and lemon juice tasty as lobster, and more tender. Of course, you cant beat breading and deep frying, and simply putting them in a sh basket, adding a little non-stick oil and plopping them on a hot grill is also a great way to get sheepish.Thursday, December 8, 2011 Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL(next to Piggly Wiggly)www.BWOsh.comYour Hunting Headquarters SIG SAUER C3 CUSTOM MAKE .45ACP WITH CRIMPSONTRACE GRIPS REG $1049.99 SALE $849.99 WITH HARD CASE AND TWO MAGAZINES S S Winters panfish excite the fisherman, delight the palateSHEEPISH BEHAVIORPHOTOS BY FRANK SARGEANT | Special to The Times Sheepshead occasionally prowl very shallow water, particularly on warm winter afternoons. They can be caught on unweighted fresh shrimp in these situations, but theyre easily spooked.Sheepshead are named for their mouthful of teeth, which they use to crop shellfish off pilings, rocks and reefs. The teeth make them tough to hook, experts say. Freshwater InshoreThe trout bite has improved in the I.C.W. canal in St. Joe, but most are still on the small side. A few reports of bigger trout being caught at the T have been stirring; however, the recent rain and advancing cold temps might push the trout even farther up the river. Bull red are still being caught on the docks at the St. Joe Marina. Early morning or late in the evening seem to be the best times for this action. After all the rain and winds from last week, we nally found a break in the weather. The recent warm spell should increase the freshwater bite in the creeks and rivers. Lake Wimico has had good reports of small bass in good numbers from last week. Great reports of crappie in the river and into deeper holes. 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CARRABELLE A A PALAc C HIc C OLA SP O RTs S www.apalachtimes.com ASectionThursday, December 8, 2011 Page 9 By David Adlerstein Times City Editor A tough battle by the Lady Seahawks soccer team at home Friday against John Paul II, it ended with a 6-4 loss. We had a slow start be cause we didnt know what to expect, said coach Kelli Maggio. John Paul, a non-district opponent, jumped ahead 20, but the Lady Seahawks fought back to tie the game. When they got up, we started playing harder, said Maggio. First, Megan Newell assisted Jessica Shields to make it a 2-1 game, and then Newell tied the game at 2 with a goal assisted by Whitney Vause. The Lady Seahawks took the lead with a breakaway rebound goal by Newell and held a 3-2 lead at the half. But John Paul II s best player, junior striker Bea trice Menjor tied the game at 3-3. A goal by Shields gave the Lady Seahawks a 4-3 lead, but then Menjor struck again to tie the game at 4-4. A tripping foul was called in the box and John Paul was awarded a penalty kick. Freshman keeper Macy Hunt made a great save to post the rst penalty kick save of her career, and end ed the game with 12 saves. She has stepped up and made some great saves as a rst-time goalie, said Mag gio. John Paul scored on a corner kick to take a 5-4 lead with 10 minutes left in the game, and then scored what Maggio described as a questionable off-sides late goal with under two minutes left. We fought back from a 2-0 lead, we played hard the entire game, said the coach. We just couldnt stop their best player who ac counted for ve goals. She was incredibly strong and we double teamed her in the second half, which is some thing we do not do often. I thought we passed the ball well and played well to gether as a team, said the coach, who is assisted by Ramon Valenzuela, a for mer Ohio high school soc cer coach. I was impressed with Gracyn Kirvin who has stepped up her game by playing end-to-end tough soccer. After a slow defensive backeld start, seniors Emmy Norris and Jessica Dempsey responded by stepping up their stingy play the remainder of the game, said the coach. We have an other chance at this team, and now feel like we have a better idea of how to beat them.By Joe ShieldsSpecial to the Times The Seahawk soccer boys split their last two games, falling at East Gadsden and then returning home to de feat Freeport. The East Gadsden Jag uars scored three goals in the rst half as they brought Franklin County High Schools undefeated adven tures to an end with a 4-0 win Nov. 30 in Havana. Two goals in nine rsthalf minutes from an own goal by the Seahawks and a dicey shot through the legs of multiple Seahawk defend ers did the damage before an unidentied Jaguar put the icing on the cake late in the rst half and ensured the Seahawks rst foray away from the Nest ended in disappointment. During the rst half, Se ahawk fans were quick to applaud shots on goal by Alex Causey, Elton Olvera, Graham Kirvin (two head ers), James Newell and Zack Howze. More heroics followed when the Seahawk defense nally settled and goalie Daniel Carrino made eight saves before halftime. In the second half, the Seahawk defense stiffened further with Tanner Klink playing very well from his sweeper position and Carri no adding three more saves. Olvera had two shots on goal, with one being a free kick and Kirvin added an other shot on goal, but none found the back of the net. A Jaguar striker put the game beyond doubt 23 minutes from time, slotting home a goal off a left-wing dribble. The Jaguars man aged 67 percent of the time of possession, and nished with 129 shots on goal to the Seahawks 10. Senior Tanner Klink was awarded Player of the Match for his efforts, dem onstrating an impact defen sively in both halves with his great eld of vision. He was instrumental in acquir ing dispossessed passes, steals and headers out of the 18-yard box. Klink held the defensive third against the onslaught of offensive at tempts and provided a boost to the teams counter-at tacking efforts despite the teams losing effort.Hawks cruise to rst district winOn Friday at home, the Seahawks faced Freeport, a new rival in the district rival which also includes Port St. Joe and Rocky Bayou. From the opening whis tle, the Seahawks pressed forward and were in com plete control against the Bulldogs. An offensive on slaught occurred with mul tiple shots and goals from Olvera (three shots on goal; one score; and one assist), Causey (three shots on goal; one score off an assist from Olvera, Howze (two shots on goal; one score on assist from James Harris; New ell (two shots on goal; one score), James Harris (one shot on goal; one score on an assist from Elisha Pa triotis); and one assist) and Kirvin (two shots on goal; one score) to take a 6-1 lead into the half. Defensively in the rst half, the Seahawks con trolled the middle third of the eld and hurried the Freeport offensive mid-eld ers with so much pressure, that only through balls were an option for their scoring attempts. The com bination of Javeion Wineld, Julio Ramirez, Billy Harris and Klink blew up the inside passing lanes, and scoring opportunities for the Bull dogs became few and far between. Carrino was not tested with the frequency he was accustomed to, with only one save on two shots in the rst half. In the second half, the Seahawks made multiple substitutions with everyone getting some playing time as they still managed to maintain pressure and pos session. Casey Sapp led all Seahawks in the second half with six shots on goal, Win eld had three shots on goal and Jonathan Whitcomb, Ramirez, Billy Harris and Matthew Turner each had one shot on goal. Klink, who got some playing time as a mid-elder, scored unas sisted. James Harris added to his goal totals off a second assist from Patriotis and since rst time net minder Stephen Jackson replaced Daniel Carrino in goal in the second half, Carrino got to play a little offense and scored an unassisted goal. The Seahawk substitutes in the second half allowed the Freeport boys a little respite from the smother ing rst-half defense they had seen and allowed for six shots on goal by the Bull dogs. Jackson allowed three goals in the second half but also made three saves. Upon completion of their rst district win of the sea son 9-4, the entire Seahawks team ran to the home-crowd side of the eld and in an apparent pre-rehearsed skit, Seahawk player Olvera mimicked a swimming sh, which was subsequently caught by another player and lifted by the entire team. A picture of the catch was taken by yet another Se ahawk player. With their rst district win of the season, the boys were eager and excited about their Wednesday night re-match at home against E. Gadsden. Sophomore James Har ris was awarded Player of the Match for his efforts, with two goals and one assist. In addition, his defensive prow ess in the middle third of the eld was instrumental in getting the ball back for the Seahawks. Joe Shields serves as as sistant to coach Jono Wil liams of the Seahawk boys soccer team.By David AdlersteinTimes City Editor The Seahawks varsity boys basketball team got into the win column at Munroe Dec. 1, scoring a 67-49 win. Two other road games were less successful, as Coach Mike Sweatts squad fell 67-52 at Blount stown Nov. 28, and 58-51 at South Walton Friday. Right now it feels like we are playing practice games, considering we have only had six full practices as a team and have already played ve games, said Sweatt. The kids are improving with every game and practice. We have still not put ev erything in yet and will probably not have every thing in until the Christ mas tournament. Other teams we have been playing have had offseason training over last spring and summer while we are just now learning how to play with each other and build that team chemistry. The players are learning as we go and still competing in every game, he said. Against Blountstown, the Seahawks led 28-27 at the half, but were out scored 40-24 in the last two quarters to sustain the loss. Against South Walton, the team led 18-8 after the rst quarter, but were outscored in each of the last three stanzas. In fact we have led in every game we have played in the second half, besides Wakulla, but just can not nish, said Swe att. Two of the losses have come after we blew double-digit leads! Against Munroe, A.J. Allen led the way with 22 points, including ve-ofeight treys, while Chance Buffkin added 14 points, including four of 10 three pointers. Leonard Green has consistently led the team in rebounds, including 16 against South Walton. I think after growing pains in December and January we will really see what this team is about, said Sweatt. I am very ex cited and cant wait to play some of these teams later when we have actually had some practices and experience with each other. The kids feel the same and know what we have to do to get better.Soccer girls fall to John Paul IISeahawks soccer boys down FreeportSeahawks get rst win vs. Munroe CHRISTEY KIRVIN | Special to the TimesMegan Newell drives against Marianna CHRISTEY KIRVIN | Special to the TimesSophomore James Harris, right, angles for the ball against Marianna. Nov. 28 @ Blountstown Franklin County 13 15 10 14 52 Blountstown 7 20 23 17 67 SEAHAWKS: Dwayne Griggs 2/4 2s, 4 pts.; Leonard Green 3/8 2s, 6 pts.; A.J. Allen 3/10 2s, 1/5 3s, 6/12 FTs, 15 pts.; Chance Buffkin 2/6 2s, 2/3 3s, 4/6 FTs, 14 pts.; Seth Rogers 1/2 2s, 3/4 FTs, 5 pts.; Tre Carr 4/7 2s, 8 pts. TEAM: 18/52 (35 %) 15/40 2s, 3/12 3s, 13/26 FTs Reb EB OUn N Ds S : Green 13, Allen, Buffkin, Chase Golden 5, Carr, Griggs 4 BLOcks CKS : Green 4 Stea TEA Ls S : Carr 5, Buffkin 2 Assists SSISTS : Green, Allen 2 DD ec. 1 @ Munroe Franklin County 17 27 14 9 67 Munroe 9 12 19 19 49 SEAHAWKS: Griggs 4/7 2s, 8 pts.; Green 3/11 2s, 6 pts.; Allen 3/5 2s, 5/8 3s, 1/1 FTs, 22 pts.; Buffkin 4/10 3s, 2/2 FTs, 14 pts.; Rog ers 2/5 2s, 1/2 FTs, 5 pts.; Carr 1/4 2s, 1/6 FTs. 3 pts.; Rahkeim Pierce 1/3 2s, 2 pts.; Holden Foley 2/2 FTs, 2 pts.; Chase Golden 1/1 3s, 3 pts.; David Butler 1/2 2s, 2 pts. TEAM: 25/70 (36 %) 15/45 2s, 10/25 3s, 7/15 FTs Reb EB OUn N Ds S : Green 12, Allen 7, Buffkin, Carr 5, Jones, Griggs 4 Blocks: Green 3, Buffkin Stea TEA Ls S : Allen, Griggs 3, Carr, Green 2 Assists SSISTS : Carr 6, Allen 4 DD ec. 2 @ South Walton Franklin County 18 3 14 16 51 SoWalton 8 15 18 17 58 SEAHAWKS: Griggs 4/9 2s, 1/2 FTs, 9 pts.; Green 6/11 2s, 12 pts.; Allen 2/7 2s, 1/10 3s, 3/5 FTs, 10 pts.; Buffkin 1/3 2s, 3/9 3s, 11 pts.; Rogers 1/2 2s, 2 pts.; Carr 3/4 FTs, 3 pts.; Golden 2/2 2s, 4 pts. TEAM: 20/69 (29 %) 16/39 2s, 4/30 3s, 7/11 FTs Reb EB OUn N Ds S : Green 16, Griggs 8, Buffkin 4, Carr, Allen 3 BLOcks CKS : Green 3 Stea TEA Ls S : Allen 6, Carr 4 Assists SSISTS : Allen 5, Carr 4

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LocalA10 | The Times Thursday, December 8, 2011Saturday at island lighthouseThe December Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse will be held Saturday, Dec. 10. The Sunset/Full Moon Climb will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and will include light hors doeuvres and a sparkling cider toast to the full moon. Cost is $15 for the general public and $10 for members of the St. George Lighthouse Association. The sun will set at 5:41 p.m. and the moon will rise at 5:55 p.m. After sunset, people are invited to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the full moon, as space and time permit. Cost is $10 for the general public and $5 for SGLA members. The Cape St. George Light is located in the lighthouse park at the center of St. George Island. Parking is available in lots at either side of the park. Because space is limited, reservations are recommended, and can be made by contacting the islands visitor center at 927-7744 or toll-free at 888-927-7744.Open house Saturday at Carrabelle History MuseumOn Saturday, Dec. 10, the Carrabelle History Museum will host an open house in the old City Hall building where the museum is housed. Historical Society President Tamara Allen said the event will take place from 1-4 p.m. prior to the Boat Parade of Lights. She told city commissioners last week there will also be guided tours of the city on foot or in golf carts. For more information call Allen at 524-1153.Full moon climb Pinki Jackel named commission chairAt their Nov. 15 meeting, county commissioners voted unanimously to appoint District 1 Commissioner Pinki Jackel as chairman of the commission. Jackel will take the place of Noah Lockley who represents District 3. Jackel took of ce in 2008. District 5 representative Bevin Putnal was appointed vice chairman.Reese chosen as Carrabelle EDC liaisonAt their Dec. 1 meeting, Carrabelle commissioners voted unanimously to appoint Chester Reese liaison from the Carrabelle Economic Development Council (EDC) to the Franklin County Tourist Development Council (TDC). Reese was recommended for the position by EDC head David Butler. On June 7, Reese was unanimously approved by the county commission to replace Sheila Hauser on the TDC. He owns Natural World Charters operating out of the Carrabelle Boat Club on Timber Island Road.La Paz completes commissioner trainingAt the Dec. 1 Carrabelle commission meeting, City Clerk Keisha Smith presented Carrabelles newest commissioner, Brenda La Paz, with a certi cate proclaiming she had successfully completed a three-day course, from Oct. 14 through 16, for elected of cials at the Institute for Elected Municipal Of cials in Tampa. Smith said the course is not mandatory but the city encourages all new commissioners to complete the training, which deals with subjects including the Sunshine Law and budgeting. NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDSThe Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids from any qualied person, company or corporation interested in constructing:WINDOW AND HVAC RENOVATIONS IN THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSEThe project is located at 33 Market Street in Apalachicola, Florida, and consists of Renovation of the Windows and HVAC system in the Franklin County Courthouse. Completion date for this project will be 60 days from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder. A mandatory pre-bid walk-thru is scheduled for Monday, December 19, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. The walk-thru will be held at the Planning and Building Department in the Courthouse Annex, 34 Forbes Street, Suite 1, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The bid package can be obtained at the Franklin County website at www. franklincountyorida.com under the Board of Commissioners heading. The bid must conform to section 287.133 Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specied date will be set at $200.00 per day. The sealed bid must be clearly marked on the outside of the envelope WINDOW AND HVAC RENOVATIONS COURTHOUSE. The envelope should also bear on the outside the Bidders name, address and license number, if applicable. Bids will be received until 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Friday, December 30, 2011, at the Franklin County Clerks Ofce, Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320-2317, and will be opened and read aloud on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at the County Commission meeting held at the Courthouse Annex, 34 Forbes Street, Apalachicola, Florida. The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to waive any informality in any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all bids, and to accept the bid that in their best judgment will be in the best interest of Franklin County. All bids shall remain rm for a period of sixty days after the opening. All bidders shall comply with all applicable State and local laws concerning licensing registration and regulation of contractors doing business in the State of Florida. Questions should be addressed to Mark Curenton, Assistant County Planner, at 850-653-9783, x-160 or mcurenton@fairpoint.net. Empty Hopes.Thousands of families & individuals in our area are at-risk of going to bed hungry and empty-handed on Christmas. WANTTO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?Mail in the Empty Stocking Fund envelope inserted in todays paper to the Salvation Army or TheNews Herald with your contribution!With your help, the Empty Stocking Fund can make a difference for so many families in need during this holiday season. The Empty Stocking Fund provides food and toy baskets to thousands of families in Bay, Gulf, Franklin, Holmes, and Washington counties. YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER FOR MORE THAN 120 YEARS YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER FOR MORE THAN 120 YEARS YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER FOR MORE THAN 120 YEARS THE T IMES&CarrabelleApalachicola THESTAR YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR Empty Hearts. Empty Stockings. Join in the conversation on twitter #emptystockingpc Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business BankruptcyOver 30 Years Legal Experience850-670-3030We are a debt relief agency. bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information experience. For the Holidays... Give the Gift of Regional Literature fromForgotten Coast Used and Out of Print BooksFeaturing authors and topics from Old and New Florida and the SouthGift-Quality Used, New, 1st Editions Signed Copies Publisher, 2011 Edition, Alexander Keys Island Light available in hardcover and paperbackhttp://www.forgottencoastbooks.com News BRIEFS SANTA VISITS THE HILLPhotos by DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesJayla White tells Santa what she wants for Christmas. Honorary elf Nedra Jefferson, right, helped prepare children, like Bulalia Gregorio, seated, for a visit with Santa.

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The Times | A11Thursday, December 8, 2011 NOTICE OF INTENT IS GIVEN THAT FRANKLIN COUNTY WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTING AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 99-3, WHICH ESTABLISHES THE EASTPOINT WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT FRANCHISE, BY RESCINDING THAT PART OF ORDINANCE 99-3 GRANTING IT EXCAVATION PRIVILEGES; REQUIRING AN EXCAVATION PERMIT AND ESTABLISHING CONDITIONAL ROAD PATCH STANDARDS.Notice is hereby given that on December 20, 2011 at 6:15 p.m. (ET) at 106 SE Avenue B, Carrabelle, Florida, at the Carrabelle City Hall, the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider adopting an ordinance captioned as follows: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 99-3, WHICH ESTABLISHES THE EASTPOINT WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT FRANCHISE, BY RESCINDING THOSE PARTS OF ORDINANCE 99-3 GRANTING IT EXCAVATION PRIVILEGES, REQUIRING PERMITS PRIOR TO FUTURE EXCAVATIONS; ESTABLISHING CONDITIONAL ROAD PATCH STANDARDS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A copy of the proposed ordinance is on le with the Clerk of Courts, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida and may be viewed there. Interested Persons may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance, or you may submit comments in writing addressed to Marcia Johnson, Clerk of Courts, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320.. PURSUANT TO SECTION 286.0105, FLORIDA STATUTES, IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE COUNTY COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE PUBLIC HEARING, SUCH PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, SUCH PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS MADE, INCLUDING THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. Those persons requiring special assistance to attend the meeting shall contact Deputy Clerk Michael Moron at 850-653-8861 x100 no later than three days before the meeting to make arrangements to attend the meeting. NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDSThe Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids from any qualied person, company or corporation interested in constructing:PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS FOR THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE ANNEXThe project is located at 34 Forbes Street in Apalachicola, Florida, and consists of constructing photovoltaic panels on the roof of the courthouse annex and connecting the panels to the existing electrical system in the building. Completion date for this project will be 60 days from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder. A mandatory pre-bid walk-thru is scheduled for Monday, December 19, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. The walk-thru will be held at the Planning and Building Department in the Courthouse Annex, 34 Forbes Street, Suite 1, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The bid package can be obtained at the Franklin County website at www.franklincountyorida.com under the Board of Commissioners heading. The bid must conform to section 287.133 Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specied date will be set at $200.00 per day. The sealed bid must be clearly marked on the outside of the envelope PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS COURTHOUSE ANNEX. The envelope should also bear on the outside the Bidders name, address and license number, if applicable. Bids will be received until 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Friday, December 30, 2011, at the Franklin County Clerks Ofce, Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320-2317, and will be opened and read aloud on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at the County Commission meeting held at the Courthouse Annex, 34 Forbes Street, Apalachicola, Florida. The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to waive any informality in any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all bids, and to accept the bid that in their best judgment will be in the best interest of Franklin County. All bids shall remain rm for a period of sixty days after the opening. All bidders shall comply with all applicable State and local laws concerning licensing registration and regulation of contractors doing business in the State of Florida. Questions should be addressed to Mark Curenton, Assistant County Planner, at 850-653-9783, x-160 or mcurenton@fairpoint.net. is proud to announce the is now underway.Help those in need! Its time to go through your closets for those unwanted pairs of shoes, in reasonable condition. You can bring the shoes to Coastal Foot and Ankle Clinic located at 221 HWY 98. Donations will go to Franklins Promise and will be distributed at The community service center (old Apalachicola high school) at 192 14th street in Apalachicola. Distribution will be December 6th and 20th from 9:00am to 12:00pm. 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. Nov. 26 Sharon A. Brownell, 41, Eastpoint, withholding child support (FCSO) Nov. 29 Doritha R. Jones, 45, Apalachicola, sale of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of public housing (FCSO) Daniel E. Moore, 25, Eastpoint, sale of a controlled substance (FCSO) Jason T. Wilson, 30, Tallahassee, failure to appear (FCSO) Lennon L. Raulerson, 25, Carrabelle, failure to appear (FCSO) Bobby J. Duncan, Jr., 38, Apalachicola, failure to appear (FCSO) Dec. 1 Victor T. Martinez, 28, Apalachicola, failure to appear (FCSO) Paul C. Sapp, 33, Apalachicola, sale of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a church (FCSO) Dominic A. Lockley, 22, Apalachicola, resisting without violence, escape, sale of a controlled substance, two counts of sale of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of public housing, resisting of cer with violence and battery on a law enforcement of cer (FCSO) Doritha R. Jones, 45, Apalachicola, sale or possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell within 1000 feet of a school (FCSO) Dec. 2 Christopher R. Richards, 32, domestic battery, assault on a law enforcement of cer and violation of probation (APD) Jessica H. Dykes, 46, Apalachicola, public affray and disorderly intoxication (APD) Mark D. Creamer, 27, Apalachicola, public affray, disorderly intoxication, two counts of uttering and two counts of petit theft (APD) Taylor C. Bailey, 23, Apalachicola, public affray and disorderly intoxication (APD) Destinee L. Welch, 25, Apalachicola, public affray, disorderly intoxication, resisting of cer with violence and two counts of battery on a law enforcement of cer (APD) Dec. 3 Sherry J. Perkins, 51, Eastpoint, domestic battery (FCSO) Samantha A. Carden, 19, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FCSO) Mary R. Nowling, 23, Eastpoint, resisting of cer without violence, battery and violation of probation (FCSO) Dec. 5 Corey M. Lashley, 18, Apalachicola, grand theft of a motor vehicle (FCSO) Ralph D. Varnes III, 20, Apalachicola, domestic battery (FCSO) Vincent K. Bester, 47, Crawfordville, violation of probation (FCSO) Troy B. Williams, 45, Panacea, lewd or lascivious molestation (FCSO) Arrest REPORTWewahitchka cyclist injured in Eastpoint collisionA Wewahitchka motorcyclist suffered serious injuries Sunday afternoon in a collision with a sports utility vehicle in Eastpoint. According to a report by Florida Highway Patrol Trooper J. Tallman, Frankie Lyn Wilson, 45, was traveling westbound on a 2012 Honda motorcycle at about 1:30 p.m. near Second Street. Robert Lee Kimberling, 62, of Eastpoint, was stopped in the road, facing south, before he proceeded in his 2002 Chevrolet SUV across the highway to park at a restaurant. Kimberlings vehicle entered directly into the path of (the motorcycle), wrote Tallman, with the cycle colliding with the SUVs left front. Wilson, who was wearing his helmet, was ejected from the cycle, and traveled over the hood of the SUV, read the report. He was transported by LifeFlight to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, with serious injuries. Kimberling, who was wearing his seat belt and suffered no injuries, was cited for failing to yield the right of way. Wilson was charged with no motorcycle endorsement. The trooper reported that alcohol was not involved in the accident.Drivers unhurt in Carrabelle accident on MondayA Monday afternoon collision on U.S. Highway 98 just east of Carrabelle damaged the vehicles of two drivers, but left neither of them seriously injured. According to a report by Florida Highway Patrol Trooper J. Tallman, Brazil Dail Carmichael, 76, of Eastpoint, was traveling westbound at about 4:35 p.m. in a 2002 Chevrolet sports utility vehicle when he collided with a 2006 Kenworth semi-truck that was stopped for a lane closure near the intersection of Kenneth B. Cope Ave. The front of Carmichaels car struck the trailer of the truck, driven by Michael John Black, 55, of Palatka, who was wearing his seat belt at the time. Carmichael also was wearing his seatbelt, and was transported to Weems Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. He was cited for careless driving. The trooper reported that alcohol was not involved in the accident. The report estimated that Carmichaels SUV suffered about $3,000 damage, and the semi-truck about $2,500 damage. Law Enforcement BRIEFS FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE Law Enforcement

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A12| The Times Thursday, December 8, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS 36715T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 10-00058CA COMMUNITY & SOUTHERN BANK, Plaintiff, VS. JERRY T. NAGLER, JR., Defendant CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 22, 2011, in the above styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 at 11:00 a.m., E.T. on January 11, 2012, the following described property: EXHIBIT A Commencing at the Southwest Corner of Fractional Section 19, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, Franklin County, Florida (marked by an old 6 x 6 concrete monument); thence run South 89 degrees 32 minutes 40 seconds East along the South boundary of Fractional Section 19, 810.3 feet to a concrete monument on the East right-of-way of North Bayshore Drive (State Road 65), thence run North 30 degrees 07 minutes East along the East right-of-way of North Bayshore Drive, 2006.2 feet to a concrete monument; thence run North 69 degrees 53 minutes West, 80.0 feet to a concrete monument on the West right-of-way of North Bayshore Drive (right-of-way narrows from 100 feet to 60 feet at this point) and the Point of Beginning of tract described herein. From the Point of Beginning continue North 59 degrees 53 minutes West, 392.3 feet to an iron pipe; thence run North 30 degrees 07 minutes East, 210.0 feet to an iron pipe; thence run South 59 degrees 53 minutes East, 392.3 feet to a point on West right-of-way of North Bayshore Drive; thence run South 30 degrees 07 minutes West along the West right-of-way of North Bayshore Drive 210,0 feet to the Point of Beginning. Situate, lying and being in Fractional Section 19, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, Franklin County, Florida. Being Lot 59, Unit 2 of TARPON SHORES, according to the plat thereof on file in the Office of Planning and Zoning, Commerce Street, Apalachicola, Florida. AND Commencing at the Southwest Corner of Fractional Section 19, Township 8 South, Range 6. West, Franklin County, Florida (marked by an old 6 X 6 concrete monument); thence run South 89 degrees 32 minutes 40 seconds East along the South boundary of Fractional Section 19, 810.3 feet to a concrete monument on the East right-of-way of North Bayshore Drive (State 36713T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 10-00057CA COMMUNITY & SOUTHERN BANK, Plaintiff, VS. JERRY T. NAGLER, JR., AARON M. WRAY AND JEANNE M. DAIL, Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 22, 2011, in the above styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 at 11:00 a.m., E.T. on January 11, 2012, the following described property: EXHIBIT A COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 5 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN NORTH 1828.93 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 59 EAST 1483.46 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 07 EAST 242.85 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF A COUNTY GRADED ROAD, THENCE RUN NORTH 74 DEGREES 01 EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY 41.58 FEET TO A RE-BAR FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 12 WEST 300.00 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 15 DEGREES 23 WEST 508.53 FEET TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY EDGE OF NEW RIVER, THENCE RUN NORTH 66 DEGREES 14 EAST ALONG SAID RIVERS EDGE 74.44 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 24 DEGREES 31118 EAST 631.06 FEET TO A RE-BAR, THENCE RUN SOUTH 32 DEGREES 49 WEST 285.46 FEET TO A RE-BAR ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF SAID COUNTY GRADED ROAD, THENCE RUN SOUTH 87 DEGREES 02 WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY 21.34 FEET TO A RE-BAR, THENCE RUN SOUTH 74 DEGREES 01 WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY 18.69 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO A 30.00-FOOT ACCESS EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS A PORTION OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY. 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: November 15, 2011. Marcia Johnson Clerk of Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk December 8, 15, 2011 36711T NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, MARCIA JOHNSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, will on January 11, 2012 at 11:00 a. m. Eastern Standard Time, at the front of the courthouse steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, in the city of Apalachicola, Florida, offer for sale, and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder, the following described real and personal property situated in Franklin County, Florida: Real Property Lot 7, Bock 19 East, St. George Island Gulf Beaches Unit No. 1, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 7, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Personal Property TOGETHER with all tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereto belonging or in anywise appertaining. pursuant to the Stipulated Final Judgment in Foreclosure in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is: CENTENNIAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. LEROY G, NOEL and MARY S. NOEL, Defendants, and the docket number of which is 11-000192-CA. 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 with the clerk of the court within 60 days after the sale. In accordance with the AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the undersigned not later than seven days prior to the proceeding to ensure that reasonable accommodations are available. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court this 15th day of November, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk MEGAN F. FRY, ESQ. Florida Bar No. 0058608 Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse Suite 800, 125 West Romana Street P. O. Box 13010 Pensacola, Florida 32591-3010 Tel: (850) 434-9200 Fax: (850) 432-7340 Attorney for Plaintiff December 8, 15, 2011 36617T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-000305-CA IN RE: FORFEITURE OF: 1994 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 1J4FX58S3RC283587 $2,520.00 and $108.57 U.S. Currency NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS TO: MELISSA M. KIMMONS, MICHAEL S. KILGORE and EASY PAY TITLE PAWN, any other person claiming an interest in the described property: The Sheriff of Franklin County has filed a Complaint of Judgment of Forfeiture with the Clerk of Court in Franklin County, Florida, seeking forfeiture of the following property: 1994 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 1J4FX58S3RC283587 $2,520.00 and $108.57 U.S. Currency The Franklin County Sheriffs Office seized the above property on July 8, 2011, in Franklin County, Florida. The property is presently in the custody of the Sheriff of Franklin County. An Order finding probable cause and Directing Claimant to Respond has been issued by the Court. You are required to file a copy of your written defenses with the Clerk of Court and to serve a copy of your written defenses thirty (30) days from the first day of publication, on J. Patrick Floyd, Esquire, Counsel for Franklin County Sheriffs Office, 20 Avenue D, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. Failure to file your defenses will result in a default judgment being entered against you. WITNESS my hand and the Seal of the Court this 8th day of August, 2011. Marcia Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk December 1, 8, 2011 36613T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-000303-CA IN RE: FORFEITURE OF: 1999 BUICK 1G4CW52K3X4624848 NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS TO: JAMES KRAWCZYK, any other person claiming an interest in the described property: The Sheriff of Franklin County has filed a Complaint of Judgment of Forfeiture with the Clerk of Court in Franklin County, Florida, seeking forfeiture of the following property: 1999 BUICK 1G4CW52K3X4624848 The Franklin County Sheriffs Office seized the above property on June 13, 2011, in Franklin County, Florida. The property is presently in the custody of the Sheriff of Franklin County. An Order finding probable cause and Directing Claimant to Respond has been issued by the Court. You are required to file a copy of your written defenses with the Clerk of Court and to serve a copy of your written defenses thirty (30) days from the first day of publication, on J. Patrick Floyd, Esquire, Counsel for Franklin County Sheriffs Office, 20 Avenue D, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. Failure to file your defenses will result in a default judgment being entered against you. WITNESS my hand and the Seal of the Court this 8th day of August, 2011. Marcia Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk December 1, 8, 2011 36615T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-000280-CA IN RE: FORFEITURE OF: 1995 GMC Pickup X Cab 1GTEC19KXSE527007 $2,642 U.S. Currency NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS TO: TRACY S. WILSON, any other person claiming an interest in the described property: The Sheriff of Franklin County has filed a Complaint of Judgment of Forfeiture with the Clerk of Court in Franklin County, Florida, seeking forfeiture of the following property: 1995 GMC Pickup X Cab 1GTEC19KXSE527007 $2,642 U.S. Currency The Franklin County Sheriffs Office seized the above property on June 30, 2011, in Franklin County, Florida. The property is presently in the custody of the Sheriff of Franklin County. An Order finding probable cause and Directing Claimant to Respond has been issued by the Court. You are required to file a copy of your written defenses with the Clerk of Court and to serve a copy of your written defenses thirty (30) days from the first day of publication, on J. Patrick Floyd, Esquire, Counsel for Franklin County Sheriffs Office, 20 Avenue D, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. Failure to file your defenses will result in a default judgment being entered against you. WITNESS my hand and the Seal of the Court this 16th day of November, 2011. Marcia Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk December 1, 8, 2011 36611T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-000304-CA IN RE: FORFEITURE OF: 2001 TOYOTA 4 DR 4T1BG22K21U811755 and $6,619.00 U.S. Currency NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS TO: DEBRA ANN RICCIARDI, MICHAEL ANTHONY RICCIARDI, any other person claiming an interest in the described property: The Sheriff of Franklin County has filed a Complaint of Judgment of Forfeiture with the Clerk of Court in Franklin County, Florida, seeking forfeiture of the following property: 2001 Toyota 4 DR 4T1BG22K21U811755 and $6,619.00 U.S. Currency The Franklin County Sheriffs Office seized the above property on June 21, 2011, in Franklin County, Florida. The property is presently in the custody of the Sheriff of Franklin County. An Order finding probable cause and Directing Claimant to Respond has been issued by the Court. You are required to file a copy of your written defenses with the Clerk of Court and to serve a copy of your written defenses thirty (30) days from the first day of publication, on J. Patrick Floyd, Esquire, Counsel for Franklin County Sheriffs Office, 20 Avenue D, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. Failure to file your defenses will result in a default judgment being entered against you. WITNESS my hand and the Seal of the Court this 8th day of August, 2011. Marcia Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk December 1, 8, 2011 36429T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA FRANCES HOWELL MONROE and KENNETH W. MONROE Plaintiffs, vs. WILLIAM JAMES LOVETT, SR., if alive, and if dead or not known to be dead or alive, their several and respective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all parties natural, corporate, or otherwise claiming interests by, through, under or against them, WILLIAM JAMES LOVETT, SR. Defendant(s) CASE NO.: 11-00427-CA NOTICE OF ACTION To: WILLIAM JAMES LOVETT, SR., if alive, and if dead or not known to be dead or alive, their several and respective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all parties natural, corporate, or otherwise claiming interests by, through, under or against them, WILLIAM JAMES LOVETT, SR. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet Title the following property in Franklin County, Florida: LOT SIX (6) IN BLOCK FORTY (40), IN THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF IN MOST GENERAL USE has been filed against you. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Donna Duncan, plaintiffs attorney, whose address is Sanders and Duncan, P.A., P.O. Box 157, Apalachicola, FL 32329, on or before the 30th day of December, 2011, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint of the petition. Dated this 7th day of November, 2011. MARCIA M. JOHNSON As Clerk of the Court By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk November 17, 24, December 1, 8, 2011

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, December 8, 2011 The Times |A13 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comwww. rst tness.com/carrabellePROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALSRENTALS1 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED HOUSE .....$500INCLUDES WATER, CARRABELLE 2 BR 1 BA TRAILER ..................................$450REMODELED, UNFURNISHED DOWNTOWN RIVER CONDO, BOAT SLIP3 Night Minimum .......................$105 PLUS DAILYPIRATES LANDING 1 BR CONDO/POOL3 Night Minimum .......................$105 PLUS DAILY2 BR 1 BA FURNISHED APARTMENTDen & Living Area ..........................................$5503 BR 2 BA FURNISHED CONDO Boat & Car Parking ..............................$850 WKLY3 BR 1 BA FURNISHED APARTMENTPet Friendly ...................WKLY & MONTHLY RATES 1 br, 1 ba, with full kitchen and living room Call for information 850-653-6103 Apalch Rental1 BR/1BAunfurn apartment. Balcony. Downtown Apalach Includes satellite TV, internet, security. Laundry on premises. 675/mo plus elec 653-8801 Heritage Villas and Southern Villas of Apalachicola ApartmentsAccepting applications for 1, 2, & 3 br HC & non-HC accessible units. Some rental assistance may be available. HUD vouchers accepted. Call (850) 653-9277. TDD/TTY 711. This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. Lanark Village 2 br 1 ba Apartment $450 month, lease, $250 dep. 850-545-8813 Studio Apt. Furnished Upstairs studioQuiet location, water & electric incl. Walk to downtown. $700 mo + dep. No pets. 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 St. George Island2Br, 1Ba, Bar, Satellite, Foosball Tble 12 x 50 Deck $250/week 850-653-5114 2 br, 2 ba, 1200 sf, Carrabelle, large deck $550 month $550 deposit. Available January 1st. For appointment 850-562-4996. Apalachicola Condo. 2 br, 2 bath, with newer paint, tile, carpet $750 per month with 700 + credit score or $800 per month below 700 credit score. *Ref Checked* Quint 865-693-3232 1 or 3 BRCH/A in Apalachicola, FL. 850-643-7740. 2 bra, 2 baa, New house in Historic Apalachicola, fenced yard. $1200 month + $800 security deposit, References Required 850-653-6463 Apalachicola, FL Property11th Street Lot 4, Block 150, $24,000 or $4,000 Down Payment, Financed at $445/Mo., R-1 Zoning Call 850-264-6239 or 850-566-2273 Text FL87806 to 56654 Quality AssuranceCollins Vacation Rentals, IncSt George Island Property Inspector PositionJoin the Collins team, working together for customer satisfaction since 1973! Now hiring for position of Property Inspector. Must be detail-oriented, willing to work weekends and enthusiastic about Customer Service. Employee must have own transportation and cell phone and be willing and able to climb stairs every day. Apalach RestaurantFull service, turn key restaurant. Historic commercial district Lease. Call for info. 653-8801 Publishers NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Apalachicola3 Timberwood Ct. Sat. Dec 10th 8-1Multi Family SaleSomething for everyone Need help with Holiday baking? Homemade from scratch cakes and cookies. Call 850-653-3820 DIABETIC TEST STRIPS NEEDEDI Buy sealed, unexpired Boxes (850)710-0189 DIABETIC TEST STRIPS NEEDEDI Buy sealed, unexpired Boxes (850)710-0189 Estate Sale: oriental rugs, extendable walnut drop leaf, candelabra, brass chandelier, etc. 850-653-3820 Medical/Health Franklin County Health Department is accepting applications for the following Selected Exempt Service position in our Apalachicola location:Community Health Nursing Director SESReference Requisition #: 64027996-5126197320111122113006 Salary: $44,477.68 48,925.44 Applications will be accepted thru 12/11/2011 This position requires Licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in accordance with Chapter 464, Florida Statutes. Apply online at https://jobs.myflorida.com or contact People First at 1-877-562-7287. ONLY online applications submitted through the People First website will be accepted for this position. Background check including fingerprinting required. The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility. Applicant must have a valid Florida drivers license and access to transportation. Minorities strongly encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/VP Employer 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. Publishers Notice SCAM To avoid possible scams, it is recommended that consumers should verify caller information when receiving calls regarding credit card payments. Consumers should also contact the local company themselves instead of giving this information to individuals who are contacting them directly. Lost Green Bowlegs JacketThis poor pirate has to do KP duty in only his vest because he lost his GREEN PARADE JACKET at Seafood Festival. Reward 850-243-2312 Text FL87732 to 56654 36196T NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION FRANKLIN DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD Purpose and Effect: The Franklin District School Board proposes to amend and adopt policies as provided in the Administrative Procedures Act for the purpose of bringing said policies into compliance with Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules. Summary: The following is a brief description of each proposal change: Franklin County School District *Policy Manual *Code of Conduct *Learning Center Handbook Statutory Authority: Section 230.22(2), Florida Statutes The entire text of the proposed rules will be considered by the Franklin County School Board at a meeting publicly advertised and held in the Willie Speed School Board meeting room in Eastpoint, Florida no earlier than January 05, 2012. Documents may be reviewed at the Franklin County School Board District Office, at 85 School Road, Suite One, Eastpoint, Florida during the hours of 7:30 AM until 5:00 PM, Monday -Thursday. Dec 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011 36777T IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-187-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES S. ATKINS, II, a.k.a. JAMES S. ATKINS, LEIGH B. ATKINS, and UNKNOWN TENANTS #1 and #2 Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 29, 2011, and entered in Civil Action No. 11-187-CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein the parties were the Plaintiff, CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, and the Defendants, JAMES S. ATKINS, II, a.k.a. JAMES S. ATKINS, LEIGH B. ATKINS, and UNKNOWN TENANTS #1 and #2, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 11th day of January, 2012, at the front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, the followingdescribed real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lot 3, Block 73, St. George Island Gulf Beaches Unit No. 5, as per map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 16 and 17, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 30th day of November, 2011. Hon. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Court Franklin County, Florida By: /s Michelle Maxwell As Deputy Clerk Dec 8, 15, 2011 36773T IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-239-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. GARRY MILLENDER and GINA MILLENDER, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 29, 2011, and entered in Civil Action No. 11-239-CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and CENTENNIAL BANK, and the Defendants, GARRY MILLENDER and GINA MILLENDER, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 11th day of January, 2012, at the front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, the followingdescribed real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Commence at the Southeast corner of Section 17, Township 7 South, Range 4 West, Franklin County, Florida and run North 01 degrees 01 minutes 38 seconds East 2459.17 feet; thence run North 80 degrees 05 minutes 16 seconds West 2538.39 feet to a re-rod (marked #7160) marking the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue North 80 degrees 05 minutes 16 seconds West 228.08 feet to a concrete monument (marked #4261) lying on the Easterly right of-way boundary of State Road No. S-67; thence run South 07 degrees 09 minutes 32 seconds West along said right-of-way boundary 207.65 feet to a concrete monument (marked #4261) marking a point of curve to the right; thence run Southerly along said right-of-way boundary and said curve with a radius of 2253.87 feet, through a central angle of 01 degrees 03 minutes 01 seconds, for an arc distance of 41.32 feet, chord being South 07 degrees 43 minutes 11 seconds West 41.31 feet to a re-rod (marked #7160); thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run South 75 degrees 56 minutes 22 seconds East 196.78 feet to a re-rod (marked #7160); thence run North 14 degrees 20 minutes 47 seconds East 263.73 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH a 40.00 foot access and utility easement lying over and across the Southerly 40.00 feet thereof; AND Lot(s) 1 and 2, Block 8 (192), Keoughs Second addition to the City of Carrabelle, Franklin County, Florida. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 30th day of November, 2011. Hon. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Court Franklin County, Florida By: /s Michelle Maxwell As Deputy Clerk Dec 8, 15, 2011 36182T NWFTCA Meeting Notification Notice is hereby given The Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority will hold a meeting on December 13, 2011. The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. CST at the Destin City Hall Annex, 4100 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin, FL. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the Corridor Authority at least 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting Amy Paulk at (850) 415-1040 or by email apaulk@gc-inc.com. Dec 8, 2011 36775T IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-324-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL A. PRIDGEN, JR. and TERESA LYNN PRIDGEN, also known as TERRY PRIDGEN, and CACH, LLC, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 29, 2011, and entered in Civil Action No. 11-324-CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and CENTENNIAL BANK, and the Defendants,MICHAEL A. PRIDGEN, JR. and TERESA LYNN PRIDGEN, also known as TERRY PRIDGEN, and CACH, LLC,, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 11th day of January, 2012, at the front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, the followingdescribed real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lot 5, Block 11, Gulf Colony Unit No. 1, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 25, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 30th day of November, 2011. Hon. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Court Franklin County, Florida By: /s Terry E. Creamer As Deputy Clerk Dec 8, 15, 2011 36769T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-000146-CA CENTENNIAL BANK as successor in interest to GULF STATE COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. LYNN D. GUTHRIE, TENANT I and TENANT II Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida described as: SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND MADE A PART HEREOF PARCEL Commence at the Southeast corner of Section 30, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, Franklin County, Florida and run North 02 degrees 20 minutes 00 seconds East 291.23 feet to a re-rod (marked #732) lying on the Northwesterly right-ofway boundary of Wilderness Road, thence run South 63 degrees 43 minutes 24 seconds West along said right-of-way boundary 1,406.08 feet to a re-rod (marked #7160) marking the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING run South 63 degrees 43 minutes 36 seconds West 130.90 feet to a concrete monument, thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run North 26 degrees 16 minutes 24 seconds West 419.96 feet to a concrete monument, thence run North 63 degrees 46 minutes 26 seconds East 19.73 feet to a re-rod (marked #7160), thence run South 54 degrees 09 minutes 39 seconds East 237.66 feet to a re-rod (marked #7160), thence run South 26 degrees 16 minutes 33 seconds East 209.89 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING containing 1.00 acres, more or less. PARCEL Commence at the Southeast corner of Section 30, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, Franklin County, Florida and run North 02 degrees 20 minutes 00 seconds East 291.23 feet to a re-rod (marked #732) lying on the Northwesterly right-ofway boundary of Wilderness Road, thence run South 63 degrees 43 minutes 24 seconds West along said rightof-way boundary 1326.08 feet to a re-rod (marked #7160) marking the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING run South 63 degrees 44 minutes 00 seconds West along said rightof-way boundary 80.00 feet to a re-rod (marked #7160), thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run North 26 degrees 16 minutes 33 seconds West 209.89 feet to a re-rod (marked #7160), thence run North 54 degrees 09 minutes 39 seconds West 237.66 feet to a re-rod (marked #7160), thence run North 63 degrees 46 minutes 26 seconds East 174.89 feet to a re-rod (marked #7160), thence run South 30 degrees 42 minutes 28 seconds East 210.55 feet to a re-rod (marked #7160), thence run South 26 degrees 16 minutes 33 seconds East 209.90 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING containing 1.00 acres, more or less. TOGETHER WITH 1972 Mobile Home VIN 263TECDRT693 1972 59 Title No. 5089667. at Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the steops of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on January 11, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 28th day of November, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Steve M. Watkins FL Bar No. 0794996 41 Commerce Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 (850) 653-1949 Dec 8, 15, 2011 36743T IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-602-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JASON L. WHITE, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 29, 2011, and entered in Civil Action No. 10-602-CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein the parties were the Plaintiff, CENTENNIAL BANK, and successor in interest to COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, and the Defendant JASON L. WHITE, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 11th day of January, 2012, at the front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, the followingdescribed real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lot 20 of PALMETTO VILLAGE, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 47, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of the Title. DATED this 29th day of November, 2011. Hon. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Court Franklin County, FL By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk Dec 8, 15, 2011 Road 65), thence run North 30 degrees 07 minutes East along the East right-of-way of North Bayshore Drive, 2006.2 feet to a concrete monument; thence run North 59 degrees 53 minutes West, 80.0 feet to a concrete monument on the West right-of-way of North Bayshore Drive (right-of-way narrows from 100 feet to 60 feet at this point); thence run North 30 degrees 07 minutes East along West right-of-way of North Bayshore Drive 210.0 feet to an iron pipe and, the Point of Beginning of tract described herein, From said Point of Beginning run North 59 degrees 53 minutes West, 392.3 feet to an iron pipe; thence run North 30 degrees 07 minutes East, 210.0 feet to an iron pipe; thence run South 59 degrees 53 minutes East, 392.3 feet; thence run South 30 degrees 07 minutes West along the West right-of-way of North Bayshore Drive 210.0 feet to the Point of Beginning. Situate, lying and being in Fractional Section 19, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, Franklin County, Florida. Being Lot 60 Unit 2, TARPON SHORES, according to the Plat thereof on file in the Office of Planning and Zoning, Commerce Street, Apalachicola, 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: November 15, 2011. Marcia Johnson Clerk of Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk December 8, 15, 2011 36741T IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-603-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. TIMOTHY R. WALLACE and JAMIE D. CRUM, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 28, 2011, and entered in Civil Action No. ***of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein the parties were the Plaintiff, CENTENNIAL BANK, and the Defen-dants, TIMOTHY R. WALLACE and JAMIE D. CRUM, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 11th day of January, 2012 at the front steps of the Franklin County Court-house, Apalachicola, Florida, the following-described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclo-sure: Block 195, Lot 14, Keoughs First Addition, a subdivision of City of Carrabelle in Franklin County, Florida, as recorded in Official Records Book 217, Page 141, and Official Records Book 235, Page 259, Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 29th day of November, 2011. Hon. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Court Franklin County, FL By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk Dec 8, 15, 2011 Honest and DependableService. Let me do your Holiday cleaning. 850-381-7746 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020 Spot Advertising works!

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LocalA14 | The Times Thursday, December 8, 2011 Raffle tickets are now on sale for a chance to win a full-size red, white and blue playhouse, constructed by inmates at Bay City Work Camp. Tickets are $5 each, or three for $10, with all proceeds going to the annual Franklin County Toy Project for needy children. The drawing will be held Friday, Dec. 23. Tickets are available at Centennial Banks in Eastpoint, Apalachicola, Carrabelle and St. George Island, Handmade in Apalach, the Butler Agency in Eastpoint, and Franklins Promise at the Community Service Center in Apalachicola. Beth Brinkley and Clarice Powell, coordinators of the fund drive, said donations of any size are needed for the toy drive. We are running under budget, with only close to $5,000 total, said Brinkley. At this rate, we wont even be able to take care of the kids who have been signed up for toys. Brinkley said volunteers are needed to help with toy bagging, which starts Monday, Dec. 12, at 9 a.m. and continues on Dec. 13. Toy distribution will be on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Distribution sites will be at the Eastpoint Fire Department, the Carrabelle Fire Department and the Apalachicola Community Service Center, and volunteers are needed to help there as well. For more information or to volunteer, call 653-3930, or Brinkley at 323-0187. 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. 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Brown Street John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.comMLS#245180$41,500St. 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 Toy Project needs your helpSpecial to The TimesIts that time of year again. Alan Knothe is once again coordinating the countys Christmas Bird Counts. The count period for the 112th annual count will be Wednesday, Dec. 14, through Jan. 5. Tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas will take part in what has become a family tradition for many. For more than a century, the desire to both make a difference and experience the beauty of nature has driven dedicated people to leave the comfort of a warm house during the holiday season and count birds. Before the turn of the century, people engaged in a holiday tradition known as the Christmas Side Hunt, in which they would choose sides and go a eld with their guns. Whoever brought in the biggest pile of dead animals won. Conservation was in its beginning stages around the turn of the 20th century, and observers and scientists were becoming concerned about declining bird populations. Beginning Christmas Day 1900, ornithologist Frank Chapman, an early of cer in the then-budding Audubon Society, proposed a new holiday tradition, a Christmas Bird Census, that would count birds in the holidays rather than hunt them. Locally this years dates have been set as Dec. 19 for the Choctawhatchee Bay count in Okaloosa County, Dec. 28 for the Gulf County count and Dec. 29 for the Franklin County count. You need not be an expert birder to participate. Each team will be headed by an experienced expert, but volunteers are needed to act as spotters and record data. Counts generally begin early and end at dark. Scientists and land manager use data from the count to make more informed decisions about management practices and, since birds are good indicators of environmental health, the count bene ts all kinds of wildlife. To volunteer for the count, contact Knothe at aknothe@audubon.org or call 200-6279.Covenant Word plans revivalCovenant Word Christian Center, 158 12th St. in Apalachicola, will host a revival at 7 p.m. Dec. 15-16. Apostle Michael Lockhart from Hattiesburg, Miss., will be ministering both nights. He moves under a powerful healing, deliverance and prophetic anointing. Come out expecting to receive from God. News BRIEF Reserve a place in the Christmas Bird Count