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Title: The Apalachicola times
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: H.W. Johnston
Place of Publication: Apalachicola Fla
Apalachicola Fla
Publication Date: 12-22-2011
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Apalachicola (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Franklin -- Apalachicola
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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 Christmas Day potluck Enjoy a Christmas Day potluck Sunday, Dec. 25, at Eddy Teachs Raw Bar, 240 E. 3rd St. on St. George Island. Bar opens at 4 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Bring a dish. Everyone is welcome. For info, call 927-5050. Government of ces to close Franklin County of ces and the courthouse will close Dec. 23-26. Apalachicola city of ces will close Dec. 23-27. Carrabelle of ces will close Dec. 23-26, and they will close at noon Dec. 30 and reopen Jan. 3 for the new year. Franklin County libraries will close Dec. 23-26 and Jan 2. The Apalachicola Municipal Library will be open for regular business hours throughout the holidays. The Franklin County Solid Waste and Recycling, Parks and Recreation and Animal Control Departments will be closed Dec. 23, Dec. 26, Dec. 30 and Jan. 2. They will reopen at 9 a.m. Dec. 27 and Jan. 3. Christmas break for schools Students in Franklin County schools will be on Christmas break through Jan. 2, with their rst day back on Jan. 3. Please drive carefully. Beach blanket bon re On Dec. 31, celebrate with a New Years Eve Beach Bon re on the beach at Lighthouse Park on St. George Island, hosted by the St. George Island Civic Club. The bon re will be lit at 8 p.m. There will be musical entertainment. For info, call 653-6734. Winter bingo on the island The St. George Island Civic Club will host winter bingo on Tuesday nights beginning Jan. 3. The games begin at 7 p.m. at the Jay Abbott Firehouse, 324 East Pine Ave. For info, call 653-6734. 3 charged with drug traf cking From Staff Reports Three area residents were arrested Dec. 8 by the Osceola County Sheriffs Of ce and charged with traf cking in oxycodone. According to the Osceola County Department of Corrections daily arrest report, James Lee Amison, 37, of Port St. Joe; Barbara Dawn Dasher, 28, of Eastpoint; and Johnathon B. Gay, 22, of Apalachicola were each charged with trafcking in oxycodone of between 4 and 14 grams and conspiracy to trafc in oxycodone. The three also each face a third charge of possession of a structure or vehicle known to be involved in drug trafcking. Gay and Dasher were required to post a bond of $557,500 each, while Amison was given a total bond amount of $865,000. The felony of traf cking in oxycodone of 13 grams or less carries a possible sentence of three years in jail and a $50,000 ne. Special to the Times Reducing ood risk to life and property is the focus of recent meetings hosted by the Northwest Florida Water Management District. District employees have introduced local, state and federal of cials to the online Map Information Portal, which features clickable property reports, revised ood risk information and predicted depths of ooding. The district, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), hosts risk mapping assessment and planning (MAP) discovery meetings to increase community awareness of improved ood hazard maps, ood mitigation and resilience, said Executive Director Doug Barr. Draft discovery maps for each major watershed will be created following these Risk MAP meetings. After review and re nement, the maps will be nalized and released to the community. The process includes identifying and assessing risk through community input and ood studies, communicating risk by increasing awareness and preparedness, and reducing risk and informing development decision. The goal of our stakeholder meetings is to get to know the community better, especially their views of the ood protection measures and assets they have, said Ron Bartel, director of the districts Division of Resource Management. We also want to obtain new ood hazard information, plans and data and share updated ood maps and protection measures. We want to build on existing maps and ood protection assets and plan for the future. During a recent Apalachicola County jobless rate increases slightly By David Adlerstein Times City Editor Franklin Countys jobless rate rose in November by 0.3 percentage points, to 7.8 percent. According to preliminary numbers released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the countys jobless rose from 410 people without work in October to 428 last month. The drop comes as the labor force rose by 28 workers, from 5,447 in October to 5,475 last month. The countys labor force remains significantly larger than it was one year ago, when it comprised 5,248 workers, and the jobless rate was much higher, at 9.3 percent. Franklin Countys jobless picture put it in a tie with Sumter County for seventh best in the state, better than both the national average of 8.6 percent, and the state average of 10 percent. Monroe County had the states lowest rate at 6.4 percent, followed by Liberty at 6.6, Okaloosa 7.2, Walton 7.3, Wakulla 7.6, and Lafayette County at 7.7 percent. Many of the counties with the lowest unemployment rates are those with relatively high proportions of government employment. There were 32 Florida counties with double-digit unemployment rates in October. The unemployment rate in the Opinion . . . . . . A6 Society . . . . . . A8 Faith . . . . . . . A9 Outdoors . . . . . A10 Tide Chart . . . . A10 Sports . . . . . . A11 Classi eds . . . A16-A17 BARBARA DAWN DASHER JAMES LEE AMISON JOHNATHON B. GAY By Lois Swoboda The Times At their Dec. 5 meeting, county commissioners heard from a group of kids who are passionate about keeping tobacco away from young people. SWAT, Students Working Against Tobacco, brought the high school cheerleading squad and dozens of other students to speak their mind to the commission. Organizer Delores Croom told commissioners, In the midst of a picturesque coastal community, a beast is lurking. We seek your help in saving our children. The students asked the commission to ban avored tobacco. David Walker, human services program director for the county health department, said Franklin County is no longer No. 1 for underage smokers in the state, but the percentage of young smokers is still about double the state average. He said tobacco avored like watermelon and bubblegum is directed at underage users and should be banned from the countys stores. The cheerleaders performed for the commission chanting, Tobacco-free is the way to be! Students speak against tobacco at commission meeting Tobacco-free is the way to be! Photos by LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Cheerleaders perform for the county commission. See TOBACCO-FREE A7 Water District meets to reduce ood risks FAITH EIDSE | NWFWMD Karen Kebart and Dan Tonsmeire list ood risk wishes. See WATER A12 See JOBLESS A7 Thursday, December 22, 2011 VOL. 126 ISSUE 34 In the midst of a picturesque coastal community, a beast is lurking. We seek your help in saving our children. Delores Croom, director of SWAT Dear Santa ... 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Ms. Smiths rst-grade class Dear Santa, How are you? I love you Santa. You make me happy! I love Christmas. I love Mrs. Clause and I want an electric scooter. Love, Tariah Jones Dear Santa, I love you! Thank you for bringing my beep-bop ball last year. I love it. I would like a bullhorn with a siren for Christmas. I hope you are doing good. Love, Adam Moseley Dear Santa, How are you Santa? I want a mini street bike. Will you bring my mom a new car please? Love, Xavier Martin Dear Santa, I dont know if you will ever get this letter. I want a PS3 for Christmas and that candy machine. That is what I want for Christmas and a skateboard and an Xbox 360 and that is all. If I could, I would ask for a guinea pig. Love, Daylon Hunnings Dear Santa, I want a car and a monster truck and jets and roller skates. Love, Ashlin Toner Dear Santa, How are you Santa? How is Mrs. Claus? I want a go go walking puppy and a fairy secret doll. I want a Justin Bieber doll and a real dog. Love, September Ferrell Dear Santa, How are you doing? All I want from Christmas is a go go walking puppy. Love, Brittany Wright Dear Santa, I love you Santa. How has Mrs. Claus been? I have been good. How are the reindeer? I want a trampoline. Do not forget me. Love, Emma Elizabeth Gragg Dear Santa, How are you? How are the elves? How is Mrs. Claus doing? I hope everybody is doing good. Id like to see you. I hope you come to my house. Ho! Ho! Ho! I have been good. I want a DS33D and I want to see a reindeer. I hope everybody a Merry Christmas! Love, Ethan Edgecomb Dear Santa, I want a Christmas presentjust surprise me! I like Santa Claus. I like toys and I like a DSI XL. Love, Riley ONeal Dear Santa, How are the reindeer doing? How are the elves doing? How is Ms. Claus doing? I want a bicycle. I want skates. I want Santa to never forget me! Love, Don Davis Dear Santa, How do you do? Have a good Christmas! I hope you will come to my house. I want most of all a glow book. I love Christmas! Thank you! Never forget Lucy Edwards! Love, Lucy Edwards Dear Santa, How are you and Ms. Clause doing? I want to know. I want to get a basketball goal. Love, TyAsia Yarrell Pink Dear Santa, How do you control your reindeer? I want a DS for Christmas and for my moma to come home. Love, Shalyn Massey Dear Santa, Thank you for bringing me my lego zombieI love it, I love it! I will get a B B gun this year. Love, Zach Libby Dear Santa, I want some snow and a sleigh. I want to see you Santa. How is Rudolf doing? Thats all! Love, Bryson Carmichael Dear Santa, How are the elves doing? How are the reindeer? How is Mrs. Claus? I want a lego hero factory and a dirt bike. Love, Ryland Martina Dear Santa, Im very good. I hope I get skates! Im an elf, a very funny elf. An elf is a toymaker. Love, Sarai Crumbliss Mrs. Hams rst-grade class Dear Santa, I see you Santa. I love you Santa. I love Rudolf. All I want for Christmas is a four-wheeler. Thank you for your elves. Love, Kelsey Martina Dear Santa, I want an IPod. I want a scooter. I want a pizza. I want a bell for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Calayia Jones Dear Santa, I want an airplane and a monster truck. Thank you for bringing me toys. Love, Cole Polous Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! How are your reindeer? All I want for Christmas is a camera and the Grinch movie. Are you doing good? Thank you. Love, Grace Carroll Dear Santa, I want a Nintendo 3DS and a four-wheeler. I also want $100. Thank you Santa. Love, Parker Mock Dear Santa, You are so nice. Today I would like an Ipod. I am so sorry that I did not hang your stocking. Thank you Santa. Love, Emily Smith Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is an iPod. I want a scooter. I want a Barbie. I want a puppy. Thank you for bringing me all I want. Love, Marissa Gilbert Dear Santa, Youre the best. Will you get me an iPod? Will you get me a computer? Thank you. Love, Demarion Burch Dear Santa, I want some presents. I like presents. I want a fourwheeler. I want a bike. I want a small football. Thank you. Love, Emily Fichera Dear Santa, I want an Xbox. I want a play station. I want some toys. Thank you. Love, Cameron Thompson Dear Santa, Please bring me a lot of presents. If you let me pick I will want a 3DS and a DS and a vultron bad guy toy. Thank you. Love, Matthew Gordon Dear Santa, I want a happy napper and a green ball and I want a pink poster and a giant sketch pad. I want a pink computer Wii game set princess ornament and a bingo game and a paint set and a sh. Thank you. Love, Ayla Narvarro Dear Santa, We love you. I want a cat for Christmas. Tell Rudolf I love him. I know he loves me. Thank you. Love, Cloey Malone Dear Santa, I wish for an Xbox 360. I wish for an iPod. I wish for a DSXL. I wish for a DS3D. I wish for a play station 3. Thank you. Love, Dax Chitty Ms. Dempseys kindergarten class Dear Santa, My name is Jada and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like Make-up, a baby doll, and a straightener for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Jada Allen Dear Santa, My name is Erick and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like animals, a sh and bugs for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Erick Romero Dear Santa, My name is Alexcia and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like trampoline, a straightener and a play kitchen set for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Alexcia McNairMartin Dear Santa, My name is Ashlyn and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like a phone, a house, a Justin Bieber doll for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Ashlyn Vause Dear Santa, My name is Nathan and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like microscope, puppy + Legos for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Nathan Rotella Dear Santa, My name is Dominic and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like a toy motorcycle, a toy monster truck with remote and a toy dog for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Dominic Durbin Dear Santa, My name is TaNya and I am 5 years old. I have been bad this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like make-up, ngernail polish + toy water doll for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, TaNya DeBerry Dear Santa, My name is Ryan and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like make-up, ngernail polish + toy water doll for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Ryan Britcher Dear Santa, My name is Natalie and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like singing Barbie doll, toy jeep a Dora blanket for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Natalie Gibbens Dear Santa, My name is Denim and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like an electric scooter and a cheerleader toy for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Denim Chastain Dear Santa, My name is Tucker and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like bathroom hot wheels race, a stand for the Christmas tree, and a yellow robot for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Tucker Venable Dear Santa, My name is Ben and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like a candy racecar, a candy cane, and skateboard for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Benjamin Tipton Dear Santa, My name is OShawn and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like a ring for my mama, a wooden train for my dad, a toy truck for me, and a necklace for Crystal for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, OShawn Moore Dear Santa, My name is Justin and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like a remote control truck, a Barbie doll for my sister, a Lightning Queen remote control car for my little brother for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Justin Stephens Dear Santa, My name is Onamae and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like a Barbie doll, a bike and makeup for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Onamae Millender Dear Santa, My name is Kirsten and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like a scooter, Lala lootsy and cash register for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Kirsten Martina Dear Santa, My name is Emma and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like a easy bake oven, a treehouse, and a trampoline for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Emma Maldonado Dear Santa ... from the Star & Times Staff Tim, Valerie, Joel, Kari, Gail, David & Lois A2 | The Times Thursday, December 22, 2011 See DEAR SANTA A3

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Thanks for your business! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 117 Hwy 98 Apalachicola, FL 32329 (850) 653-8825 218 Hwy 71 S. Wewahitchka, FL 32465 (850) 639-2252 302 Cecil G Costin Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850) 227-7099 Dear Santa ... Dear Santa ... Dear Santa ... Dear Santa, My name is Tyren and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like a 4 wheeler, a DS and DS game for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Tyren Gordon Dear Santa, My name is Lonnie and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like an xbox, vice city video game and an American ag for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Lonnie ONeal Dear Santa, My name is Tyler and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like an mp3 player, an American ag and a dirt bike for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Tyler Baxley Ms. Brokers kindergarten class Dear Santa, My name is Reid Nix and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. remote control monster truck 2 a bb gun 3 dart game. Thank you Santa. Love, Reid Dear Santa, My name is Nichola Cooper and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. a motorcycle 2. toys 3. DVD player. Thank you Santa. Love, Nick Dear Santa, My name is Jayden Gray and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. a dragon ball 2. video game 3. a bike 4. a Barbie for Jazmine Thank you Santa. Love, Jayden Dear Santa, My name is Esteban JuanBernabe and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. a bey-blade 2. a pool 3. a bike Thank you Santa. Love, Esteban Dear Santa, My name is Ethan Markham and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. Ghostrider video game 2. batman volcano 3. batman thing that captures joker & penguin. Thank you Santa. Love, Ethan Dear Santa, My name is Mason Pace and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. fourwheeler 2. a dinosaur 3. a bicycle Thank you Santa. Love, Mason Dear Santa, My name is Gavin Millender and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. a drum set 2. a painting set 3. a guitar Thank you Santa. Love, Gavin Dear Santa, My name is James Thompson and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. big giant Patosaurus 2. big giant T-Rex 3. a remote control tank and helicopter. Thank you Santa. Love, James Dear Santa, My name is Corbin Prichard and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. a XL game 2. a new DS 3. a kinect for my xbox 360. Thank you Santa. Love, Corbin Dear Santa, My name is Anthony Stulsky and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. a Wii 2. a bicycle 3. an electric dirt bike Thank you Santa. Love, Anthony Dear Santa, My name is Emily Patterson and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. a x-box 2. a stuffed bear 3. a stuffed bunny Thank you Santa. Love, Emily Dear Santa, My name is Bricyn Kennedy and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. a scooter 2. a bike 3. a motorcycle Thank you Santa. Love, Bricyn Dear Santa, My name is Lynzi Kelley and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. make-up 2. a stuffed bear 3. a treasure box Thank you Santa. Love, Lynzi Dear Santa, My name is Erica Huertos and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. a X-box 2. a smurf game 3. a Nintendo DSI Thank you Santa. Love, Erica Dear Santa, My name is Kaden Downing and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. a pet hamster 2. remote control motorcycle thats green 3. toy logs to build houses with Thank you Santa. Love, Kaden Dear Santa, My name is Pamela Brindis and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. a kitty 2. some sh 3. a baby doll Thank you Santa. Love, Pamela Dear Santa, My name is Janalyn Hippensteal and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. trampoline 2. chicken to eat 3. owers Thank you Santa. Love, Janalyn Dear Santa, My name is Ava Gragg and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. a bicycle 2. a stuffed bear 3. a recliner chair Thank you Santa. Love, Ava Ms. Smiths rst-grade class Dear Santa, How are you? I love you Santa. You make me happy! I love Christmas. I love Mrs. Clause and I want an electric scooter. Love, Tariah Jones Dear Santa, I love you! Thank you for bringing my beep-bop ball last year. I love it. I would like a bullhorn with a siren for Christmas. I hope you are The Times | A3 Thursday, December 22, 2011 Thursday, December 22, 2011 Thursday, December 22, 2011 See DEAR SANTA A4

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Dear Santa ... doing good. Love, Adam Moseley Dear Santa, How are you Santa? I want a mini street bike. Will you bring my mom a new car please? Love, Xavier Martin Dear Santa, I dont know if you will ever get this letter. I want a PS3 for Christmas and that candy machine. That is what I want for Christmas and a skateboard and an Xbox 360 and that is all. If I could, I would ask for a guinea pig. Love, Daylon Hunnings Dear Santa, I want a car and a monster truck and jets and roller skates. Love, Ashlin Toner Dear Santa, How are you Santa? How is Mrs. Claus? I want a go go walking puppy and a fairy secret doll. I want a Justin Bieber doll and a real dog. Love, September Ferrell Dear Santa, How are you doing? All I want from Christmas is a go go walking puppy. Love, Brittany Wright Dear Santa, I love you Santa. How has Mrs. Claus been? I have been good. How are the reindeer? I want a trampoline. Do not forget me. Love, Emma Elizabeth Gragg Dear Santa, How are you? How are the elves? How is Mrs. Claus doing? I hope everybody is doing good. Id like to see you. I hope you come to my house. Ho! Ho! Ho! I have been good. I want a DS33D and I want to see a reindeer. I hope everybody a Merry Christmas! Love, Ethan Edgecomb Dear Santa, I want a Christmas presentjust surprise me! I like Santa Claus. I like toys and I like a DSI XL. Love, Riley ONeal Dear Santa, How are the reindeer doing? How are the elves doing? How is Ms. Claus doing? I want a bicycle. I want skates. I want Santa to never forget me! Love, Don Davis Dear Santa, How do you do? Have a good Christmas! I hope you will come to my house. I want most of all a glow book. I love Christmas! Thank you! Never forget Lucy Edwards! Love, Lucy Edwards Dear Santa, How are you and Ms. Clause doing? I want to know. I want to get a basketball goal. Love, TyAsia Yarrell Pink Dear Santa, How do you control your reindeer? I want a DS for Christmas and for my moma to come home. Love, Shalyn Massey Dear Santa, Thank you for bringing me my lego zombieI love it, I love it! I will get a B B gun this year. Love, Zach Libby Dear Santa, I want some snow and a sleigh. I want to see you Santa. How is Rudolf doing? Thats all! Love, Bryson Carmichael Dear Santa, How are the elves doing? How are the reindeer? How is Mrs. Claus? I want a lego hero factory and a dirt bike. Love, Ryland Martina Dear Santa, Im very good. I hope I get skates! Im an elf, a very funny elf. An elf is a toymaker. Love, Sarai Crumbliss Mrs. Carltons rst-grade class Dear Santa, My name is Brian Cassell and I am 10 years old. I have been very nice this year. Well, except for the one time when I shot a dog in the neak Then I Shot him in the butt Then he jumped in the ditch. I shot him abusing my cat. This year I would like world peace and a 12 gage shotgun for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Charlie Carter and I am 10 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I wacked my little brother in the Butt with a glow necklace for hog tying me to my bed. He is not a good tyer. This year I would like everyone to have a very good Merry Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Ethan Frazier and I am 10 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit my cousin in the face he cried then left I got in trouble by my mom then we made up and played games. This year I would like for the world I want world peace and for my family to have a good Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Hannah Hogan and I am 10 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I argued with my friends and punched my cousin. This year I would like for everyone to celebrate the true meaning of CHRISTmas, Jesuss birth and a purse for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Autumn Nichols and I am 11 years old. I have been very nice this year. Well, except for the one time when I took my brothers tea, and poured orange juice and apple juice in to his tea. This year I would like to give every child a great Christmas, and I want to go sea my Nan all the way in Memphis for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Aracely Gallegos and I am 11 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit my sister in the face and started to call Debrah Dempsey burrito and put hot sauce in my cousins soda on Thanksgiving. This year I would like to end world hunger for everyone in the world and I want a charm bracelet for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Colby T. Boatwright and I am 10 years old. I have been very good boy this year. Well, except for the one time when I accidentally busted my sisters nose. This year I would like world peace amongst others and an electric guitar for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Beyla Walker and I am 10 years old. I have been very pushy and sassy this year. Well, except for the one time when I helped out Mrs. Gray for the Christmas Program when she was very stressed out and when Ive been helping people out with good deeds. This year I would like a computer and an Orbeez soothing spa and maybe a big pink four-wheeler for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Tanaya Harris and I am 10 years old. I have been very nice this year. Well, except for the one time when I threw my sisters homework in the toilet because she was aggravating me. This year I would like iPad 4, gold cart, iPhone 4s, or a droon for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Dylan Waller and I am 11 years old. I have been very naughty this year. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Colton Evans and I am 12 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I acted like Baby boo shay and kicked them in the face. This year I would like a dirt bike, a 900 Honda rancher some games an iPad and clothes and an iPad2 for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Kaylee Smith and I am 12 years old. I have been very nice this year. Well, except for the one time when I smashed my brothers ngers in the door. This year I would like you to help my family in taxes to freedom and I want to be with them for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Benjamin Bernardo Juarez Juan and I am 10 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I put lots of hots sauce in my Dad plate he drink 5 glasses of water. This year I would like people who are poor to be normal and also I want for my self is a intendo3ds for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Jonathan Ham and I am 11 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I put a hair bow on sink sprayer and when my sister turned it on and she was socked. This year I would like a new at screen tv 20 gage shot gun but I got this two days ago for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Shelby Lynn Cross and I am 10 years old. I have been very nice this year. Well, except for the one time when I wrote something nasty about this girl in my diary and these little brats got a hold of my book bag. They showed the teacher and I went to the of ce and got in trouble. This year I would like for the world everything that is ghting to come home for Christmas thats all I want for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Casey Riley and I am 10 years old. I have been very nice this year. Well, except for the one time when I pushed someone off of my fence and the fence broke. So I got my payback so I guess I have not been bad. This year I would like every one to have the best Christmas ever. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Micah McLeod and I am 10 years old. I have been awesome this year. Well, except for the one time when My dad took me to hunt deer and squirrel hunting and we killed 11 squirrels. This year I would like socom re team bravo, aocom re team Brovo 3, call of dudy MW3, bicycle for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Chasity lynn Creamer and I am 11 years old. I have been very sweet this year. Well, except for the one time when I get med at my mom and screamed at her. This year I would like would to be happy IdK for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Duncan Whaley and I am 11 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I shot a squirrel then I fedd it to my dog, and I broke a pitcher at my house, and broke Christmas lights but it wasnt on purpose. This year I would like The apocalypse to happen, so I could see God. And a new xbox 360 for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Ethan Riley and I am 10 years old. I have been very awesome this year. Well, except for the one time when I attacked Mikalin Huckeba. This year I would like The Rapture to happen. An X-Box360 with connect for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Tonnor W. Segree and I am 11 years old. I have been very Naughty this year. Well, except for the one time when I saved a frog. This year I would like The Rapture to happen. I want 10 sacks of coal for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Karolynn Meyers and I am 10 years old. I have been very Good this year. Well, except for the one time when I was little. This year I would like New bike, Big Purse, & Perfume for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Shine Pearson and I am 10 years old. I have been very Good this year. Well, except for the one time when I asked Mrs. Humble did Santa Clause have lice. This year I would like to have a lot of stuff llike some clothes, boats and a lot more for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is James Yancey and I am 11 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I slammed my brothers hand in the elevator doors, sorry!. This year I would like an end to the war, a golf cart, a bunch of bait and tackle, And most of all for Christmas spirit to spread through everyone in the world for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Micheal Owens and I am 12 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I broke in and out of a house and stole things I shouldnt have touched in the rst place. This year I would like Playstation 4, and guns 1 for hunting and MW3! for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Ms. Schaffers third-grade class Dear Santa, My name is Destanie Proctor. I am 8 years old. I have been very good this year except for one time when I was not reading and my Mom told me to. This year I would like a ipad, four wheeler and a new easy bake oven. Please dont forget our soldiers and their families. Thank you, Destanie Dear Santa, My name is Eli Whaley. I am ten years old. I have been good this year except for one time when I jumped on my bed. This year I would like a book about Harry Potter. Please dont forget our soldiers and their families. Thank you, Eli Dear Santa, My name is Brycin, I am 8 years old. I have been good this year except for one time when I would not put my socks on. This year I would like the dino set my Mom talked about, toy men, 11 men army, one girl, toy army guns for my men, 3Ds, Fossil Fighters champion, a big air craft carrier toy like the one I had before, A hoola dancer. And dont forget the army peapl and a giant toy dino island and combat of giants dino strike. Dear Santa, My name is Cheyenne. I am 8 years. I have been very good this year except foe one time when I yell at them. I saiud I were sorry. I love my parents and I love sant crous and my family and miss raou so. We have so much fun this Chrismas. Merry Christmas. This year I wold like a ipod, bs a dirt bike, please dont forget the soldoers and their families. Thank you, Cheyenne Lawson Dear Santa, My name is Tressie Edwards. I am 8 years old. I have been very good this year except for one time when I disobeyed my parents. This year I would like a Barbie dream town house or a m.p.3. player. Please dont forget our soldiers and their families. Thank you, Tressie Dear Santa, My name is Gavin Padilla. I am 10 years old. This year I have been very good. But now lets cut to the chase. You want to know what I want for Christmas? A cruise to Hawaii and a play station 3 and Ipad. Thanks, Merry Christmas Dear Santa, My name is Arryonna Cargill. 37 E. PIN E 37 E. PIN E FR EE TO TH E P UBLIC C HRISTMAS DINN E R OPE N AT 2:00, DINN E R AROUN D 4:00 UBLIC FR e sta of Weems Memorial Hospital wishes you and yours A Happy Holiday Season and a HEALTHY New Year! 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Dear Santa ... Dear Santa ... Dear Santa ... I am 8 years old. I have been very good this year except when I was talking back to my mom. This year I would like a microphone, Sewing machine, I pad touch, Candy and a new elf Christmas dress. Please dont forget our soldiers and their families. Tell you reindeers I will get some more hay for them. Thank you. Love, Arryonna Dear Santa, My name is Ashton. I am 8 years old. I have been very naughty this year except for one time I was good. This year I want a play station, mp 3 player, xbox, four wheeler, 25. Big Bear Honda 70 140 mph plus a truck a ford. Thank you, Ashton T Dear Santa, My name is Hollie. I am nine years old. I have been very good. Except for one time when I was exceptially good. This year I would like a American girl doll. The dolls name is Kayla. She is a Hawiian doll with brown curly hair and brown eyes. Please dont forget our soldiers and their families. Thank you, your friend, Hollie Dear Santa, My name is Charlee Winchester. I am nine years old. I have been very good this year. For one time I was exemplare. This year I would like a dirt bike. Thank you, Charlee Winchester Dear Santa, My name is Colson Shelley. I am 9 years old. I have been very good this year. Except for one time I got a big old party going on. This year I would like a Ipad 2 and 5 airplane tickets to Hawaii and a real monkey. Please dont forget our soldiers and their families. Thank you, Colson Shelley Dear Santa, My name is Clinton Rester. I am 8 years old. I have been very exemplary this year. Except for one time I hit a reindeer. I did not mean to though. This year I would like a playstation 3 and my game call of duty Black ops Ncaa football 12. Please dont forget out soldiers and their families. Tell Rudolph to squench his nose. Thank you, Clinton Rester Dear Santa, My name is Katie Newman. I am 8 years old. I have been exemplary this year. This year I would like you to surprise this year. Please dont forget our soldiers and their families. Thank you, Katie Newman Dear Santa, My name is Krystina Arroyo. I am 8 years old. I have been very good except for a time I was mean to my sisters. This year I would like a cama oge four willer, cama oge gun from pawn shop. Please dont forget our soldiers and their families. Thank you, Krystina Dear Santa, I hope you have a safe Christmas. I am sorry for what I said. I want a Mw3, Xbox 360, Call of Duty Black ops and thats all, please. I know your real sorry. Ethan Anderson Lois Shirleys third-grade class Dear Santa, My name is William Austin Gray and I am eight years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I forgot to feed the animals. This year I would like a new tv because the old one doesnt have the new chanles for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Madison Lee Shiver and I am 9 years old. I have been very good and nice this year. Well, except for the one time when I was mean to my brother. Im sorry. This year I would like a bike and a laptop and a phone and 10 math books and to learn how to read and a puppy for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Brooklyn Turner and I am 9 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I tripped over my sister in a game of sackrace. This year I would like a cd player or an Ipod touch screen. I would like a guitar a drum set and a violin and a trumpit. Allsowe a ntendo DS:xl. Allsowe a hourse a fullwiller a dirt bike a pistel a shotgun and a ri e. But most importantly I want a friend for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Shirah Pelt and I am 8 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I was mean and dint want to play with my sister AdriAnnA and she cried. Im sorry and lied a few times to my friends. Hope their ok. This year I would like for my dady and papa to spend Christmas with us. And for my old friends to come be my old new friend. But the thing I want most of all is for my hole family to be together and have a normal day for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Jordan Millender and I am 8 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I went to the principal. I like dirt bikes and tried to get my mom to get me one but I agree she has ve kids to pay for. But I think im gonna get on This year a dirt bike. But my friend is gonna sale me his for 200$ but he was gonna sale it for 1,000$ but he knows me pretty well I would like for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Christian Mann and I am 8 years old. I have been very good and nice this year. Well, except for the one time when I took a pencil. This year I would like a gun skatbourd and a borter. I am the only gay and I have seven sisters. for Christmas. Love Christian Dear Santa, My name is Madalyn Thompson and I am eight years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I pushed the dog in my bed. This year I would like a laptop new barbies, baby dolls, a at screen television, and a new room and a bed. A replace.1.2 million dollars. A Radio. And for the people off of Extreme Home Makeovers to come redo my house. And a car for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Tony Millender and I am 9 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I jumped on my dad boat and I did not lisen. This year I would like an xbox 360, call of Duty black Ops, Nintendo ds, playstation 3, wwe 12, Duckes of hazard the return of general lee, fast and furus, a Dirt Bike, internet for my Flaystation and all of the Captain under pants for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Justin Worten and I am 9 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when axadindly hit my brother with a pan. This year I would like I want a potle, and basble bat for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Landen Millender and I am 8 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I got mad at my brother. Because he chewed some of my lago pieces. But I said sorry and it was ok.This year I would like some minutes for my phone. A trampleine, a new foot-ball and a Lago set. Skatebord, air hot to control, some bulitets formy 4-10, new skope for my gun. A rubberband gun. for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Whitney Estes and I am 9 years old. I have been very bad this year. Well, except for the one time when I like today I hallped 3 piple.. This year I would like A Barby Dream house, my daddy and a trand pupie for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Bradley Lee and I am 8 years old about to be 9. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I got mad and yelled. This year I would like an IPad a new baseball and gym equipt an new black berry. Phone and cooking stuff. I also want a laptop Santa really thats all I want. for Christmas. Love, Bradley Dear Santa, My name is Breauna Shiver and I am 8 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I axdille push my brother. This year I would like A puppy and a new scooter, And a oowt and some more picks for my guitar. And for my brothe happy feet 2 for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Ashaurean Brown and I am 8 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I walked away from my aunt when she was talking. This year I would like a bike, golf cart, tv, mp3 Player, laptop, jewelry, gold chan, white dog, shoes brown boots for Christmas. Mrs. Kings fourth-grade class Dear Santa, My name is Shelby Thompson and I am 10 years old. I have been very kind this year. Well, except for the one time when I peeked at my Christmas presents. This year I would like A puppy, xiaxias and a 3DS and a gun to go hunting for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Tristan Segree and I am 9 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I got in a ght with my sister. This year I would like ,y own laptop and some toys like a, skates and a good Crismas for my family for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Alexy Patritcha Erickson and I am 10 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I fought with my sister. This year I would like A MP3 player, A trampleine, A new bunny named cookie, And a Christmas to spend time with my whole family for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Stephen Smith and I am 9 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I peeked into me present to see it. This year I would like An xbox 360 so I could play my own game. And a paper jams guitar so I can Rock out and an iPod so I could listen to my own music for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Jose Manule Aguilar and I am 10 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I had a ght wet my mom, my dad, my friend, sister, and my aunt. This year I would like to have a new game for my xbox, to go mixco for christmas and I want a now shing pole a ipod a mp3 a pet turtle, and that is all I want for my wunderful sant to get me all I will be for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is KT Nessly and I am 10 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I accidently hit my brother with a football. This year I would like a pet bird to play with and a sewing machine to sew pillows and blankets for my whole family and material to sew for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Chloe Owens and I am 91/2 years old. I have been very sweet this year. Well, except for the one time when I pulled Emilys hair because she was picking on me. This year I would like Xia-Xia pets, cellphone minutes (Straight talk), Zone, Wiigames. I would like my own laptop so I do not have to share with my sister for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Peyton Chitty and I am 10 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit Jose on accident because we were playing pretend ight. This year I would like to be good, a doll, a ipad, a DSixl, a games for DSixl and a Nintendo 3D DS and a dog toys for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Jacob Shirley and I am 10 years old. I have been very nice this year. Well, except for the one time when I choke slamed my brother down the slide. This year I would like wrestling belts, WWe12 the video game, pokemon, cards, a dog, Ipod touch, Verizon phone, college football 2012 the video game and a Kendal for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Zander McCalpin and I am 10 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I got in a ght with Keondre. This year I would like a DSiXL and a new Ripstick for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Keondre Sowell and I am 10 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I got in a ght with Zander. This year I would like A go-cart, Epad (or a Ipad), Nintendo 3 ds, Annoying Orange Talking Toys, For my dad to get out of Jail, to get 200 million dollars, a slither scooter, an electric scooter, and for my family to get enough money to buy a new house for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Austin Glass and I am 10 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit Alex Herdy on the bus we got in a t. This year I would like to have a ipod touch and a for weel, a dirt bike, a 270 a 410 for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Keondre Sewell and I am 10 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I got in a ght with Zander. This year I would like A go-cart, Epad (or a Ipad), Nintendo 3 ds, Annoying Orange Talking Toys, For my dad to get out of Jail, to get 200 million dollars, a slither scooter, an electric scooter, and for my family to get enough money to buy a new house for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Kyron Wheeler and I am 10 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I was play ghting when my mom told us not. This year I would like a DS3 game fouwheeler pit bike iPod and a monster truck for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Kaleb J.E. Foley and I am 9 years old. I have been very generous this year. Well, except for the one time when I was riding the bus and I was not listening to the driver and I got in trouble. This year I would like Head phones, Binder camera a, MB3 payer, pencil sharpener, pencils, erasers, markers, paper, croyns, ppaints play station 2 games, DSi games, Alvin and the chipmuncks shipwrecked the move, othe movie, the smurfs the movie and rubberbands for Christmas. Mrs. Fords second-grade class Dear Santa, I want a Itunes card for my MP3 Player and I want some cool sunglasses. I want a phone. Yea Santa I realy want a phone and I want a new bike. I want some PSP games to and I cant think of any thing else. Your friend, DLlan Grif n Dear Santa, I love you so much. Wut I what for Clritmas is to tuch a raindeer for Chrtmas. I what a preset. Your friend, Kristin Estes Dear Santa, I want a cellphone for Cristmas. Btw I will leave some milk and cookies for you. I also want a xbox connect with games. And I want to get a necklace that says Amber for my mom. Your friend, Brianna Sutcliffe Dear Santa, I have been very nice. I hope I get a art set that you can trae with. Then y can give me whatever you want to give me. Santa I will have cookies and milk wating for you to eat. Ther is one more thing I want that is a nail set. Your friend, Khiya Bell Dear Santa, I want a za.za. pet and some games with it to and a nuther one of the za.za. pet to go with black and white spots with 12 games with my game boy and a bike for my little brother. Your friend, Michael Square Dear Santa, I wot a Barbie Nail printer My class is very nice Ms. Ford is very nice and tell the elves I said hi. Your friend, Rileigh Boatwright Dear Santa, I want a new video game and a kart I can drive and play with my kart and I want my video game to be Aosome. Your friend, Brendon Polous Dear Santa, I have been so nice and not notey. I didnt pote or cry and my birthday is towmorrow at rokinland but for cristmas I want a 145 doller. Castle bike computer scooter I want Lots of things for cristmas. Love you Santa. Your friend, Ava Mcanally Dear Santa, I have been a nice girl. I want an Ipod, Xbox 360, fourweeler, a wii with games, Barbie dream town house. So will you kindly put them under my tree. I would be glad. Merry Christmas Santa! Your friend, Sydney Shuman Dear Santa, This year I want a psp play Station 3, laptop, puppy, a knife set, a machete with a case, xbox with connect, art set, camo wallet, money clip, one straped from the staff at 197 Highway 98 Eastpoint, FL 32328 (850) 670.4334 Left to right Front row Stormy Wise, Myah Wise, Chris Wise Back row Troy Segree, Wonda Allen, Tina Boone, Josh Banks Thursday, December 22, 2011 The Times | A5 Thursday, December 22, 2011 Thursday, December 22, 2011 See DEAR SANTA A14

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Opinion A6 | The Times USPS 027-600 Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 VP/Publisher: Karen Hanes Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Apalachicola Times P.O. Box 820 Apalachicola, FL 32329 Phone 850-653-8868 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT APALACHICOLA, FL 32329 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 Formerly The Apalachicola Times By Ron Hartung Special to the Times Medical errors during hospital stays make headlines, but far more common are problems that occur after patients, especially older ones, go home. Little research has focused on the critical weeks after discharge, and none has focused on rural patients until now. Dennis Tsilimingras, assistant professor at the Florida State University College of Medicine, has been awarded a two-year, $908,000 grant from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. With the participation of the Tallahassee Memorial Hospitalist Group, this study will monitor approximately 600 patients, half of them rural, for three weeks right after theyre discharged. Ultimately the goal is to recommend ways to reduce post-discharge problems, which often involve medications, said Tsilimingras, director of the medical schools Center on Patient Safety Dr. Tsilimingras grant is designed to evaluate how safe our health care system is when patients transition their care from hospital to home, said Les Beitsch, associate dean for health affairs. He may play an instrumental role in making patient care safer and better. Tsilimingras (pronounced chiliMING-gras) and his fellow researchers will be looking for medical errors that injure patients. Or, in the language of patient safety, post-discharge adverse events. He said the only previous U.S. study, done in Boston, found 19 percent of discharged patients experienced an adverse event. When that study was replicated in Ottawa, the rate was 23 percent. Tsilimingras said those were ve to six times higher than inhospital rates. Neither study looked at rural patients. The study has three specic aims: Identify adverse events and determine which ones could be prevented or at least be less severe. Researchers hypothesis is the rate among the rural population will be higher than among the non-rural because of less access to follow-up health care. Identify the causes. Their hypothesis is that most adverse events will be related in some way to medications, sometimes resulting from a miscommunication between the patients regular physician and the hospital physician. In the Boston study, medication problems were a factor in two-thirds of all adverse events after discharge. And because older patients typically have more medications, they more often have adverse events. Examine other factors that could play a role, such as whether the patient didnt have a primary care physician, or whether the patient had a chronic disease before entering the hospital and, if so, the severity of that disease. Tsilimingras hopes this study can lay the foundation for a screening tool that would ag any patients who are particularly at risk. Equipped with that information, hospital physicians would not discharge those patients until the risk factors had been addressed. In the meantime, Tsilimingras has this advice for patients: Always talk to the physician. Always ask as many questions as possible. Always have a list of your medications with you. Before youre discharged, make sure you know what youre supposed to do next. Make sure you know what to tell your own physician, because you cant assume he or she has spoken with the hospital physician. And if you cant take these steps, bring along a family member who can. Thursday, December 22, 2011 Devastation of Fill and Bay by Progress Energy and JacksonCook Construction and Others Dear Editor: I grew up with my feet underneath a Florida Power Corporation (now Progress Energy) table for 18 years. My family moved to Apalachicola in 1943 when my father, Ralph W. Norman, took the job of engineer. He worked for Florida Power Corporation, designing most of the lines from Port St. Joe, to Madison, Florida until 1965, when he retired as Division Manager of this District. I can tell you that he would be horried at the actions of Progress Energy today. When I look at the barges and other equipment being used in Apalachicola Bay, I wonder what impact this is having on the oyster beds in the Bay, and when I look at the devastation caused by Jackson-Cook Construction and others along the ll area of the bridge, it makes me sick and furious. Do these companies plan to pay for the damages done to our Bay and to the llarea between the bridges? Can the damage done to these areas even be repaired? If a local citizen had caused this type of devastation, he/she would be put under the jail. My late husband, John Taylor, Jr., worked locally as a micro-biologist for the Department of Natural Resources (now DOA) for around 36 years, and spent a great deal of time on the Bay. John always told me that he had been instrumental in having a law passed that forbids any recreational vehicle to park within 50 feet of the shellsh growing waters of the State of Florida because of the possible leakage of sewage into the land and thus, into the Bay. Take a look at what is parked down there now, both along the road and in the water areas, and ask yourself what might be leaking into the Bay from that mess. One good sewage leak from one of their portable potties could close the Bay down indenitely. John would be most unhappy to see what is taking place along the ll-area and at the east end of the bridge today. It is my understanding that the building of these monstrous lines by Progress Energy will not enhance our local service one iota, but it will enable Progress Energy to sell electricity to other companies and states. In my mind, the end results do not justify the means. I applaud those who had the courage and initiative to le a lawsuit to try to stop those ugly poles from degrading property values and defacing the streets of Apalachicola. These efforts came to naught. Maybe some day, we will have a circuit judge serving Franklin County who will stand up and do the right thing by the citizens of Franklin County and not cave in to Big Business. Needless to say, I no longer own Progress Energy stock. By copy of this letter, I am asking Chris Brooks, of Department of Agriculture, Shell Fish Assessment & Enhancement Division, to personally inspect the areas mentioned above to make sure these companies are in compliance with the Laws of the State of Florida. Sincerely, Shirley Norman Taylor The holiday season, with excited children, rushing parents, holiday decorations, and holiday parties, can unfortunately create potential for accidental poisonings. The staff of the Florida/ USVI Poison Information Center in Jacksonville would like to remind everyone of the potential poisoning hazards that could threaten your holiday cheer. Bacterial food poisoning from mishandled food at parties can result in diarrhea, stomach pain and vomiting. These symptoms usually go away in 12 to 24 hours; however, severe and persistent symptoms, especially when accompanied by fever, can signal that medical attention is needed. Holiday decorations at this time of year often nd their way into a young childs or pets mouth. Likewise, alcoholic beverages left unattended at family parties have been known to change holiday cheer into a signicant cause for concern. The Poison Center can be reached at (800) 2221222, 24 hours a day, to immediately help with any of these concerns or to answer questions about these holiday hazards. The following tips can help you to ensure a safer holiday season. Dont forget to remind your sleepover holiday guests to keep their medications up, out of reach and out of sight of young children. Do not thaw food at room temperature; this allows for bacterial growth. Thaw frozen food unwrapped in the refrigerator. Wash work areas, utensils and hands after contact with uncooked meat. Cook food carefully as to prevent salmonella. Salmonella is a common and widespread cause of food poisoning and is typically found in raw meats, poultry, eggs, milk, sh and their byproducts. Salmonella can only be destroyed by cooking food thoroughly to temperatures above 140 degrees. Refrigerate leftovers separately after the meal; room temperature is not sufcient. Use leftover turkey, stufng and gravy within three days of cooking. Though theyre not fatal poisons, poinsettias, if consumed, can cause some stomach pain and even vomiting. Keep small children and pets away from poinsettias to keep the plant pretty and the kids and pets comfortable. Antique ornaments might have hidden hazards. Be aware that some older ornaments may be decorated with harmful lead paints or contain poisonous liquids. Bubble lights may contain methylene chloride which is toxic if the liquid is swallowed. The use of articial snow can cause respiratory problems if not used in a well-ventilated area. Angel hair, made of spun glass, is irritating to the eyes and skin. Be mindful of icicles or tinsel; both can be a choking hazard if put in the mouth. Lamp oils can be toxic if contents are swallowed and coughed or vomited into the lungs. Articial tree scents often contain alcohol and other irritants, and can be dangerous if swallowed or sprayed into the eyes. Tree preservatives should also be kept away from children and pets. Many small decorations, toy parts, and batteries can block a childs airway if swallowed. If the decoration or toy ts into the inside of an empty toilet paper roll it may be too small for very young children to handle. Button batteries are particularly dangerous if swallowed and require immediate medical attention. Clean up immediately following all holiday parties so that alcohol, cigarette butts, and other potentially harmful items are not within reach of children who may imitate adult behavior. A small amount of alcohol can cause a childs blood sugar to drop to a dangerously low level. Sleepiness, seizures and breathing difculties can occur when a child swallows alcohol. Store all alcoholic beverages in a locked cabinet or up and out of reach and sight of children. Dont drink and drive. Call the Poison Help line 24 hours a day at (800) 222-1222 for information or advice on holiday poisoning hazards or in a poisoning emergency. Program the number into your phone for quick access or download the free iPhone App at www. aapcc.org. When the problem is poison, the answer is poison control. Franklin County is Republican country. To prove the point, in last years general election, Franklin voters selected Republican candidates for federal and state ofces over Democrat candidates 58 percent to 41 percent. Yet, Democrat voters outnumber Republican voters in Franklin by a whopping 70 percent to 22 percent. The majority of Democrat voters in Franklin are small-government, lessregulation, less taxes, conservatives. So, it is no mystery why a majority of conservative-thinking voters consistently vote for the party that best represents their political beliefs in state and federal elections. The question is, why are you still registered as a Democrat, a party that does not represent your beliefs? The claim, Well, I have to be registered as a Democrat so I can vote in local elections is faulty. The Democratic party today is not your grandfathers Democratic party. You know, right now, you are not going to vote for Barack Obama in next years general election. In the 2008 election, Franklin voters favored John McCain over Obama nearly 2 to 1. And, that was before you even knew anything about Obama. Floridas Presidential primary election is January 31. The deadline to register to vote is January 3. If you are not registered Republican on or before that date, you are not going to get to vote in the Presidential primary, and you are not going to have a say in who the Republican candidate is. Do yourself a favor, join your small-government, less-regulation and tax neighbors and change your voter registration to Republican. Do it today! Youll be glad you did. And, you just might start seeing a lot more Republicans running for local ofces. Ned Pooser Republican State Committeeman for Franklin County Do yourself a favor, register Republican FSU study to examine risks to rural hospital patients LETTER TO THE EDITOR Poison proong your home for the holidays RA Y ST A NY A R D | Special to the Times Dr. Dennis Tsilimingras with a patient.

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Local The Times | A7 Thursday, December 22, 2011 Gulf Coast Workforce region (Bay, Franklin and Gulf counties) was 9.8 percent in November, equal to the current state rate and 1.8 percentage points lower than the regions 2010 rate of 11.6 percent. Our unemployment rate was up almost a half-percent from last month, but down almost 2 percent from last year, said Kim Bodine, executive director for Gulf Coast Workforce Board. This is typical for this time of year for us. The state has over 1 percent of job growth, while ours is slightly down, but we have to remember that while our strongest seasons for tourism are in the spring and summer, the most populated areas of the state have a season that begins in October. Our biggest job loss over the year was in retail trade, while the states biggest job gain was in retail trade. With close to 10,000 people out of work, our top priority is on connecting job seekers with jobs and working with our counties, municipalities and economic development partners to attract more job creators to the area, she said. The November 2011 unemployment rates in the counties that comprise the Gulf Coast Workforce region were Bay County, up to 9.9 percent from 9.5; and Gulf County, up to 9.8 percent from 9.6. Floridas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in November 2011 was 10.0 percent, the lowest since May 2009, when it was also 10.0 percent. This represented 926,000 jobless out of a labor force of 9.2 million. The states unemployment rate was down 0.4 percentage point from Oct. 2011 and was 1.9 percentage points lower than the Nov. 2010 rate of 11.9 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was 8.6 percent in November. Floridas unemployment rate has been higher than the nations since February 2008. Floridas seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment in November 2011 was 7.28 million, an increase of 8,500 jobs (+0.1 percent) from Oct. 2011. The number of jobs in the state was up 98,100 over the year, an increase of 1.4 percent from Nov. 2010. The overthe-year growth rates in the past three months were the strongest since March 2007. Nationally, the number of jobs was up 1.2 percent over the year. November was the 14th consecutive month with positive annual job growth after the state lost jobs for more than three years. The industry gaining the most jobs was trade, transportation, and utilities (+35,900 jobs, +2.5 percent). Other industries gaining jobs included private education and health services (+32,700 jobs, +3.0 percent); leisure and hospitality (+28,600 jobs, +3.1 percent); professional and business services (+15,800 jobs, +1.5 percent); nancial activities (+7,700 jobs, +1.6 percent); and manufacturing (+5,200 jobs, +1.7 percent). These industry job gains were partially because of increases in clothing and accessory stores; ambulatory health care services; food services and drinking places; employment services; real estate; and fabricated metal product manufacturing. Industries losing jobs over the year included total government (-12,300 jobs, -1.1 percent), information (6,000 jobs, -4.5 percent), construction (-5,900 jobs, -1.8 percent), and other services (-3,900 jobs, -1.3 percent). These industry job losses were partially because of losses in state government; telecommunications; construction of buildings; and membership associations and organizations. 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. CHARMING APALACHICOLA! Charming 2BR/2BA home on lot, north historic district. New in 2007, fenced backyard, screened porch. Call to see today, wont last long! MLS# 245724.................$199,000 850.653.6477 850.653.6718 850.653.6875 AFF OR D A B L E G R E A TE R A PALACHICOLA 3 BR/2BA 1142 sq.ft home with large Great condition at a great price! MLS# 244700...........$115,000 ST. GE ORG E I SLAN D B A YV I EW! MLS# 245514..............$299,000 S T G E ORG E ISLAN D GU L F V I EW 4BR/4BA close to center of island and landscaping. MLS#245752..................$399,000 CHARMING PR E -CONS T R U C T ION MLS# 245564.................$289,000 N EW LO W PRIC E E AS T POIN T land. MLS# 244269...............$120,000 ST. GE ORG E I SLAN D ST. GE ORG E I SLAN D CHARMING CHARMING AFF OR D A B L E G R E A TE A TE A R AFF OR D A B L E G R E A TE A TE A R CHARMING CHARMING S T G T G T E ORG E ISLAN D N EW LO EW LO EW W PRIC W PRIC W E N EW LO EW LO EW W PRIC W PRIC W E NEW LISTI N G! Leon Teat 850.653.5656 850.370.0835 850.899.8300 TOBACCO-FREE from page A1 JOBLESS from page A1 Then one by one, the youngsters took the podium to give commissioners a lesson about tobacco. The commission voted unanimously to support SWATs ght against avored tobacco and gave the students a standing ovation for their efforts. A glance at the Florida Youth Tobacco surveys for 2008 and 2010 reveals that Franklin County has made progress in slowing the spread of tobacco consumption by underage people, but the rate of tobacco use among young people here is roughly double the state average. In 2008, 24 percent of Franklin county middle school students and 55 percent of high school students said they had used some form of tobacco in the last 30 days. In 2010, the rate of use by county middle school students had dropped to 16 percent, a decrease of 8 percent. Use by high school students had decreased by 7 percent to 48 percent. The acceptance of smoking within the family can in uence students smoking behavior. About 32 percent of middle school students and 19 percent of high school students within Franklin County report that smoking is allowed in the home. Statewide, only about 12 percent of households with schoolaged children allow smoking. There hasnt been a signi cant change in the percentage of households that allow smoking in Franklin County since 2008; however, fewer middle school students report exposure to secondhand smoke in the 2010 survey. Seventy-three percent of high school students reported exposure within the last seven days, a gure that does not vary signi cantly from 2008. This is a positive trend, but compared to the state rate of use 9 percent by middle school students and 22 percent for high school students the Franklin County numbers are alarming. Over the last two years, the percentage of students using tobacco statewide has changed little. Why has there been a dramatic decrease in use within Franklin County? An increased focus on comprehensive tobacco education is part of the answer. In 2008, only 8 percent of middle school students and 4 percent of high school students said they had received comprehensive tobacco education. This was about half of the state average. In 2010, 20 percent of Franklin County middle school students said they had received comprehensive tobacco education. Statewide, only 15 percent said they had received the same training. At the high school level, the percentage of students who said they had received comprehensive education had doubled to eight percent, which is roughly equivalent to the state level. UNEMPLOYMENT BY THE NUMBERS County Nov. 2011 Oct. 2011 Nov. 2010 Bay 9.9 9.5 11.7 Calhoun 8.1 7.8 9.7 Franklin 7.8 7.5 9.3 Gulf 9.8 9.6 11.8 Holmes 8.0 7.6 9.0 Jackson 8.2 7.9 9.0 Walton 7.3 7.5 8.9 Washington 10.7 10.3 12.7 WESTON State Rep. Franklin Sands, D-Weston, has introduced a measure for the 2012 legislative session that would ban cellphone use within school zones in Florida. Under House Bill 783, drivers using cellphones and similar devices in school zones would be ned $30, and the funds collected would be used to help pay for school resource of cer programs. It is of paramount importance that we keep our children safe at school, Sands said. Banning cellphone usage of every type by drivers within the school zone is a good rst step. No parent wants to be accidently complicit in the death or injury of school children because they were momentarily distracted while driving by texting or talking on a cellphone. Data collected in 2010 by the National Transportation Safety Board found that cellphone use contributed to 900,000 vehicle crashes, 417,000 persons injured and 3,092 people killed. Under HB 783, a person who uses a cellular telephone or other handheld electronic communications device while operating a motor vehicle in a school zone will be subject to a traf c citation. The ban, which would take effect July 1, does not apply to police of cers or emergency medical services personnel in the performance of of cial duties. The ban also does not apply to persons requesting medical or emergency assistance, or anyone reporting illegal activity, a traf c accident or crash, or a road hazard that threatens drivers. Cellphone use will be allowed in a motor vehicle in a school zone if the vehicle is at rest in a shoulder lane or is otherwise lawfully parked. Bill seeks to ban cellphone use in school zones

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A8 | The Times Thursday, December 22, 2011 PET OF THE WEEK Franklin County Humane Society Qualications: Expertise in: Now Accepting Appointments Call Toll Free 888-681-5864 For more info www.seclung.com Lung Disease Specialist Rob Garver, MD Now Seeing Patients in Port St. Joe NOW BCBS-FL I N -NETWORK PROV I DER Society A lost kitten found treed by dogs on 21st Street needs a home. Looking for the owner of or a home for this beautiful female silver tabby kitten. Very cute, friendly and playful. Please call 830-7097 if you can help. Looking for a good home if owner cannot be found. Happy Birthday! On Dec. 25, Calayia Sedria Jones of Apalachicola will be 7 years old. She is the daughter of Colela Jones of Apalachicola and Sedric Jones of Destin. She has three sisters Harmony and Sedria Jones and Charlotte Quan. Her maternal grandparents are Harrison and Bonnie Jones of Apalachicola and paternal grandparents are the late James Daniels and Belinda Preston of Bakerton, Ga. Maternal great grand parents are Harrison and Louise Jones of Albany, Ga. and Eugene and the late Lela Russ of Apalachicola. Paternal great grandparents are Jimmy and Dorothy Lions of Bakerton, Ga. Happy birthday with love from Mom and Dad and the whole family! Happy Birthday Mitchell! This is for a birthday announcement for my step-son Mitchell Lee Monroe Jr who turns 12 on New Years Eve, Dec. 31. His father, Mitchell Monroe Sr., sisters B.B., Hannah, Farrah and Maranda; and stepmother, Shary; wish him the very best for the next year, and we are so proud of the young man he is turning out to be. The not-for-pro t Franklin County Community Development & Land Trust Corporation is hosting a house concert by singer-songwriter Louise Mosrie from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 111 Water Street, in Apalachicola. Randall Big Daddy Webster (bigdaddyblues. com/) opens the show, which bene ts the Franklin County Community Development & Land Trust so it can continue its community outreach and housing work. Mosries incredible contemporary folk music (www.louisemosrie. com) touches audiences collective soul with her gentle expressive voice, deft fretwork and piercing lyrics. Her honors include Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist 2011; Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Contest 2011 runner-up.; Home CD nished #11 on the 2010 Folks DJ charts.; 2010 Wild ower! Performing Songwriter Winner; and Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Songwriting Competition 2009 Winner. Rich Warren of WFMTFM Chicago says of Mosrie; basically, shes William Faulkner with a guitar. Watch and listen for yourself with these video links: vimeo.com/15553507 and http://youtu.be/ YZhOlxElhcI. Seating is limited to 40 people so be sure to buy your tickets now. Tickets are $15 each and be purchased by contacting Steve Watkins at smwiii@ att.net and 566-2719. And please bring a covered dish of your choice so everyone can share theirs. For more information, pictures, MP3s, etc. contact Watkins, or Mosrie at louise@ louisemosrie.com, and/ or Webster at email@ randallwebster.com and 933-3355. By David Adlerstein Times City Editor The Weems Hospital Foundation, working to raise funds for needed equipment for the hospital, is planning a big annual fundraiser for Saturday, Jan. 7 in front of the Water Street Inn. The event will feature a cook-off contest for who can create the most succulent and delicious pork butts and chicken. Were trying to get it established, said John Solomon, who sits on the 17-member foundation board, which is chaired by Rachel Chesnut. He said that after the Eastpoint Fire Departments cookoff in March decided to focus entirely on ribs, pork butts and chicken became a natural for helping to get the hospital fundraiser off the ground. While not yet sanctioned, the Jan. 7 event will be governed by Florida Barbecue Association rules, with winners receiving trophies. Certi ed judge Jerry Thompson will be among the judges. Solomon said the sheriffs of ce 10-4 BBQ team will take part, as well as teams from Apalachicola, Eastpoint and St. George Island, and all others both individuals and organizations who step forward. Teams pay an entry fee of $25 for chicken and $25 for butts. Funds raised from sales at the booths are donated to the foundation, which is hoping to raise enough to buy an ultrasound machine, which helps in a variety of diagnoses and costs roughly $28,000. The foundation has so far raised about $15,000 since it was created two years ago, he said. We have other projects on the burner, Solomon said. We will be purchasing stuff for the hospital to advance health care in the county. Or funds will be used to pay for technicians to be trained, to save a trip to Tallahassee or Panama City for an existing hospital worker. The day-long event, which begins at 9 a.m., will also feature a silent auction, one item of which Solomon knows well a neon sign advertising Red Dog beer, which has never been used and which he has owned for 15 years. The foundation will also be selling pork butt dinners for $8, or $6 for a sandwich. Solomon said plans are to begin serving food at about noon, with contestants turning in their entries at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. For more info, call 6538853. Hope you are planning to join us for the Candlelight and Carol Service at Lanark Community Church on Christmas Eve. The service will begin at 6 p.m. and everyone is welcome. The Christmas Eve Vigil Mass, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, will begin at 5 p.m., Christmas Eve. Christmas Day Mass will be at 7:30 a.m. Have a blessed and safe Christmas. Well my Aunt Mary did it again this year. She and a group from her church hopped on the bus and went to North Carolina to help Frank Graham and his volunteers pass out presents for the less fortunate. She really enjoys doing this of course shes only 94 years old. There will be two New Years Eve dances here in the Village. Chillas Hall you can dance to Ron Vices DJ platters and enjoy the evening from 7 p.m. till midnight. Everyone Welcome. There will also be a dance at the Camp Gordon Johnston Legion Post 82. The Dwellers will provide the music for your dancing and listening pleasure. Finger food will be available and champagne at midnight. A donation of $5 will be required. Come join us. Everyone welcome. Dont forget to leave the cookies and milk out. Be kind to one another, check on the sick and housebound, and always remember Hes the Reason for the Season. Until next time, God Bless America, our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry. Happy BIRTHDAY Happy BIRTHDAY Laurie Mosrie concert to bene t land trust This Christmas kitten needs a home LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh Upcoming events for the Christmas Season Weems Foundation plans fundraiser

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The Times | A9 Thursday, December 22, 2011 The United Methodist Churches of Franklin County Welcome You First United Methodist Church of Apalachicola Worship Service 11:00 a.m. every Sunday Sunday School 10:00 a.m. 75 5 th St. Apalachicola 653-9530 fumcapalach@gtcom.net Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis Carrabelle United Methodist Church Worship Services 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery Mondays 7-9 p.m. 102 NE Ave. B Carrabelle 697-3672 Pastor: Julie Stephens Eastpoint United Methodist Church Worship Service 10:00 a.m. every Sunday Healing service every fourth Monday at 7:00 p.m. 317 Patton Dr. (corner of David St.) 670-8825 Pastor: Rev. Beth White St. George Island United Methodist Church 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Fellowship Hour 201 E. Gulf Beach Dr. 9274635 www.sgiumc.org Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis First Pentecostal Holiness Church 379 Brownsville Road Apalachicola Were excited about what Gods doing!!! Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am Sunday Evening Service 6:00 pm Monday, Youth Group 6:30 pm Wednesday, Royal Rangers, G.A.P. 7:00 pm Wednesday Worship & Word 7:30 pm Nursery Provided during regular church services 7:00 7:00 First Baptist Church St. George Island 501 E. Bayshore Drive 927-2257 R. Michael Waley, Pastor Join us as we praise and worship the living Christ. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise. Psalm 145:3 Sunday Bible Study ................................................ 10:00am Worship Praise ........................................................ 11:00am Sunday Night ............................................................ 7:00pm Wednesday Power Hour ...................................... 7:00pm Wednesday Youth at S.P.L.A.S.H ....................... 7:00pm Walking in Christ R. Michael Whaley, Pastor WELCOMES YOU Church of the Ascension 101 NE First Street Carrabelle SUNDAY 10:00 AM WELCOMES YOU Church THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH (850) 274-4490 (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. Faith This week, children everywhere are anticipating the arrival of Santa to deliver their presents. The Santa is watching threat is no longer effective by now since mom and dad have used it to death. Parents double check to ensure the kids get an equal amount of presents because they will denitely count. They conrm their list to make sure no one is forgotten as they wrap the presents (purchased on maxed-out credit cards) and prepare for the next party. Between family, work, and church gatherings, everyone is sure to increase one pant size (or more). Christmas photos check, Christmas decorations check, Christmas cards check, Christmas cookies check. Christmas morning nally arrives and the family waits in anticipation. Presents are distributed and ripped open while mom and dad reect on the extra work hours and weeks of shopping it took to get to this moment. Torn paper piles into a mound in the oor and within a matter of minutes, it is all over. To add injury to insult, one of your children informs you that she is going back to bed. You overhear another one of the children talking on the phone to a friend saying, It was ok, I guess. Maybe grandma will get me what I really wanted. Another child is complaining that he cannot play with his toy because you forgot batteries; so much for the list. The youngest child seems to have more fun with the boxes the gift came in than the gift itself. Visions of snatching up the gifts, throwing them in the car, and taking them back to the store become an overwhelming urge. We promise ourselves that next year will be different, only to nd ourselves doing it all over again year after year. To us, the perfect Christmas would consist of being the one that bought the perfect gift for every one and each recipient would actually appreciate it. Everything would t, work properly, and would be exactly what they wanted. Nearly everyone agrees that Christmas is over-commercialized and under-emphasized for the true meaning of what it represents. I believe if we could get our priorities in line, the appreciation we desire from our family will manifest. True joy comes from giving and we need to train our children at a young age that Christmas is about giving, not receiving. Those warm fuzzies you get when you help others are more than just emotions; they are a result of the Spirit of God stirring within you. You make Him happy and your soul will be joyful. If you truly want to change the way your kids perceive Christmas, start some new traditions in your home. Recognize Jesus (not Santa) as being the reason for the season. Read the story of the virgin birth and the greatest gift to mankind, Jesus, to them. Teach them that the idea of gift giving originated through the gifts that were presented to Jesus by magi who traveled hundreds of miles just to nd the Savior. Encourage family members to write an idea of a way to help someone in the community on a piece of paper and put it in a container. Each week leading up to Christmas, draw one of the ideas from the bowl and fulll it as a family. Some suggestions are to prepare and distribute food to the elderly and shut ins. Clean up used toys to take to someone that cannot afford them. Make up goody baskets to distribute among the less fortunate. Children need to know that not everyone is as blessed as they may be. Teaching your child to be appreciative is a priceless lesson that should be taught from the time they are a toddler. Please and Thank you should accompany everything you give them until they understand that it is how they receive their reward. Teach your children to slow down and take time to recognize the gift giver with every gift and not just bulldoze through the presents. Your children should award distant relatives that have taken the time to remember your family by way of a phone call or thank-you card. Small things mean a lot and teaching your children to be thankful is a gift that keeps giving. Creating traditions of giving will provide years of happy memories that your child will never forget long after the gift you worked yourself senseless over is broken and gone. Merry Christmas and God bless each of you during this wonderful season. We welcome all suggestions and hope you enjoy this weekly column. Please send all emails to Scott Shiver at frontline247@mac.com Sunrise: Oct. 28, 1924Sunset: Dec. 18, 2011 Erris was born to the now late Florida and William Van Vleet in Apalachicola. She lived a long and fullled life of 87 years. She was a homemaker and devoted member of the First Baptist Church in Apalachicola. She leaves to cherish her loving memories a son; David Ventry (Patricia) of Tallahassee; a beloved brother, Louis Van Vleet of Apalachicola; sister-in-law; Lois Mills (RC) of Ponte Vedra Beach; grandchild; John Ventry (Angela) of Surprise, Arizona; greatgrandchildren, Kellyn Ventry, Sarala Ventry, and Ailey Ventry; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; Bernard Ventry. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. (EST), Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the First Baptist Church in Apalachicola with burial in Apalachicola. Viewing was 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 20 at the First Baptist Church. In lieu of owers memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Centre Blvd, Tallahassee, Florida or to your favorite charity. Kelley Funeral Home, 149 Ave. H, Apalachicola, Fla. 653-2208. Erris E. Ventry Special to the Times Each person honored on the Tree of Remembrance in any of the 26 locations throughout eight counties will be honored at a special We Remember Tribute on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 at Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., starting at 2 p.m. One by one each name will be read aloud and a bell, from the USS Constant, a Navy minesweeper from the 1950s to early 1990s, will be tolled in honor of each life. The impact one life has had on another is immeasurable, said Pam Wilson, Big Bend Hospice Foundation executive director. This Tribute honors those connections. There is such power and presence in a name. To hear a beloved name spoken and this historic bell toll in a loved ones honor is an amazing experience. There will be musical performances from the Big Bend Hospice choir and the haunting sound of bagpipes provided by Joe Ashcraft of the Tallahassee Pipe Band, as well as words of hope and comfort. A reception will be held immediately following the Tribute. For those who cannot attend, you can watch the event on the Big Bend Hospice website www. bigbendhospice.org where it will be streamed live. It will also be posted later as a video on the website for family and friends to view. We realize how important it is to continue to cherish those who are no longer here. By calling their name and honoring their memory it makes our loved ones a part of the present, Wilson added. There is no greater tribute than to remember the joy and blessings a loved one has been to us in life and continues to bring us in memory even after death. This Tribute service seems like a tting way to conclude the Tree of Remembrance season and begin a new year. For more information on the Tribute Service, please call Connie Palmer at 878-5310. J.E. Little was born Sept. 14, 1921, in Ponce de Leon, Fla. He passed away Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 in Tallahassee at age 90. He Served in the Apalachicola Army National Guard from 1940-1945. He also was a former member of the Apalachicola Police Department in the 40s. He retired as captain with the State of Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco after 34 years of service. J.E. was a member of the Florida Sheriffs Association for 56 years, a past commander of the W.R. Marks Post 106 and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne, in 1994. He is survived by a son, Harold and wife, Phyllis, of Tallahassee; two daughters, Toni Standley of Panama City, and Mercia Brown and husband, Kimbrel, of Quincy; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. At his request, J.E. will be cremated and a private service will be at Magnolia Cemetery in Apalachicola. Independent Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 875-1529. J.E. Little Madelyn Joyce Crowson, 86, passed away Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Sopchoppy and a retired bookkeeper and secretary of Wakulla High School. She was a founder and member of Spirit Life Church in Sopchoppy, formerly known as Ochlockonee Christian Center. She is survived by two sons, Roger Dale Crowson (Nancy) and Robert Walker Crowson (Linda), both of Sopchoppy; ve daughters, Belinda Marlene McElroy (Mitch), of Sopchoppy, Marcia Ray Bishop, of Florida City, and Brenda Joy Wilson, Wanda Sue Teat (Eric) and Beverly Ann Parish (Dan), all of Apalachicola; four sisters, Mildred Willis of Sopchoppy, Mahaley Ruth Watts of Panacea, Janelle Crawford of Pensacola, and Donna Dees of Tampa; one brother, Bobby Sanders of Pelham, Ga.; 16 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar W. Crowson, her parents, Nathaniel Walker and Gladys Sanders, two sisters, Marcia Inez Vause and Marjorie Gray, a brother, Nathaniel Walker Sanders Jr., and a grandson, Justin Wilson. Services were held at Sopchoppy Southern Baptist Church on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 11. Burial followed at West Sopchoppy Cemetery. The viewing was held Saturday, Dec. 10 at Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville, which was in charge of arrangements. Madelyn Joyce Crowson Island Baptist plans Christmas Eve Communion The silent communion service will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24 at the First Baptist Church of St. George Island at 501 E. Bayshore Drive. For more information call 927-2257. Filling Station offers fellowship and food on Dec. 22 The Filling Station, Covenant Words Outreach Ministry will be ministering to the residents of Eastpoint at the parking lot of Taylor Building Supply located on U.S. Highway 98 on Thursday, Dec. 22 from 5:30 6:30 p.m. Please come out to a hot, tasty meal consisting of chili and rice, cornbread, fellowship, and prayer. All are welcome and everything is free. The Filling Station will also be giving out clothing and some small toys. Faith BRIEFS YOUTH MATTERS Scott and Pamela Shiver The Christmas gift that keeps on giving Obituaries Big Bend Hospice hosts We Remember tribute Marshall Edward Foster, 63, died at the Hospice House in Tallahassee on Saturday, Dec 17, 2011. The cause was complications with liver cancer surgery. Born May 8, 1948, in Cortland, N.Y. to Samantha Whitney and Edward Diorio, he attended Binghamton High School in New York and Syracuse University. He lived in Whitney Point, N.Y., Tarpon Springs, Fla., and Lanark Village, Fla. He was a Professional Diver, Boat Captain and the Dockmaster at the Lanark Boat Club. Marshall was member of the Sons of The American Legion. Marshall will be especially remembered for his love of his children, the New York Yankees, the ocean and diving. Survivors include his children Cody Edward Diorio and Cheyenne Samantha Diorio of Carrabelle. His sisters Lisa Hart, Pam Belore and Donna Ciminoall of the Orlando area. A brother Daniel Foster of Naples, Florida and long time companion, Cheryl Cipponeri of Lanark Village. Marshall was preceded in death by his mother Samantha Foster and father Edward Diorio Memorial services will be held at the Lanark Community Boat Club on Thursday, Dec. 22 at 11 a.m. A gathering will immediately follow at the Lanark Village American Legion Hall, Post 82 in Lanark Village and all friends and family are welcome. Memorial contributions are welcome at Tonyas Hope, 122 Delaware St., Carrabelle, FL 32322. Marshall Edward Foster

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E-mail outdoors news to times outdoors@star .com O UTDOORS www.apalachtimes.com Section Section A The challenge to high school students was unusual: Produce a oneminute video encouraging people to conserve Florida black bears and take appropriate precautions when living around bears. The response was enthusiastic: Individuals and media classes from 10 high schools applied their creative thinking to the conservation of Florida black bears, which have made a comeback from about 300 in the 1970s to about 3,000 today. Students submitted 17 videos they scripted, lmed and edited for the Florida Black Bear Public Service Announcement (PSA) contest sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Today, the FWC announces the grand prize winner of the PSA contest. It is Justin Burt, a student at Lawton Chiles High School in Tallahassee, who was also the Northwest Region winner. His Be Bear Aware video can be viewed at www.youtube. com/MyFWCsocial. We looked to high school students as a great source of creativity to get out the message about Florida black bears, said Dave Telesco, the FWCs bear management program coordinator. Students rose to the occasion and produced 17 bear smart videos for our PSA contest. The FWC is pleased that so many young people got involved and worked hard to teach Floridians how to conserve and be safe around black bears, Telesco said. The four other regional winners of the PSA contest are Belleview High School media class in Belleview (Northeast Region); Lakewood Ranch High School media class in Bradenton (Southwest Region); South Tech Academy media class in Boynton Beach (South Region); and Williston High School agricultural sales class in Williston (North Central Region). Their videos will be uploaded to www.youtube. com/MyFWCsocial. Additional video entries may be released at a later date. The students and classes will receive prizes for their winning PSA entries. FWC Community Relations Of ce staff from across the state judged the videos based on their professional quality, accuracy of information and appeal to viewers. The contest began in May, and its original deadline was extended through November. For more information about Florida black bears, visit MyFWC.com/Bear. Your Hunting Headquarters Your Hunting Headquarters Your Hunting Headquarters 10% OFF ORIGI Have a Merry Christmas From all of us at Bluewater Outriggers! T H ANK YOU FOR M AK I N G 2011 A GR EA T YEA R. 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Some are reporting good catches on jig and grubs and with the improving weather conditions, the bite will likely continue this week. Few red fish have been reported in the canal. However, a few are reporting red fish catches well into the river system and into the Apalachicola River. The Fishermans Landing at Howard Creek reports that the bass bite is still hot. However, the fish are still on the small side. The catfish and crappie bite is very good in Depot Creek and should remain good thoughout the week. SPONSORED BY Page 10 Thursday, December 22, 2011 By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer A big part of Christmas for most families is decorating a tree and having it in the house through the holidays. During that time, it is often the focal point of the home with presents stacked below its boughs. The custom of bringing evergreens into the home in winter predates Christmas and Christmas trees. The Egyptians brought green date palm leaves into their homes over the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, to symbolize lifes triumph over death. The Romans celebrated the winter solstice with Saturnalia in honor of Saturnus, the god of agriculture. They decorated their houses with greens and lights and exchanged gifts. They gave coins for prosperity, pastries for happiness, and lamps to light ones journey through life. The custom of eating beans on New Years Day dates back to this Roman Festival. In Great Britain, Druids used evergreens in winter solstice rituals held in sacred groves of trees. For them, holly and mistletoe were symbols of eternal life. They placed evergreen branches over doors to keep away evil spirits. Late in the Middle Ages, Germans and Scandinavians began placing evergreen trees inside their homes or just outside their doors to welcome spring. Our modern Christmas tree evolved from this tradition. Legend has it that Martin Luther began the tradition of decorating trees to celebrate Christmas. He set up a little r tree indoors so he could share it with his children and decorated it with candles, which he lighted in honor of Christs birth. The Christmas tree rst came to England with the Georgian Kings who came from Germany. It wasnt until the popular monarchs Victoria and Albert were shown decorating a tree with their children in the Illustrated London News in 1848 that the custom became popular with the general public. The same woodcut appeared in 1850, with the queens tiara deleted, in Godeys Ladys Book in Philadelphia. Christmas trees became popular with the east coast elite, but not everyone joined the celebration. The Puritans banned Christmas in New England. Even as late as 1851, a Cleveland minister nearly lost his job because he allowed a tree in his church. The Christmas tree market in the United States was born in 1851 when Catskill farmer Mark Carr hauled two ox sleds of evergreens into New York City. By 1900, one in ve American families had a Christmas tree, and 20 years later, the custom was nearly universal. Christmas tree farms sprang up during the Depression. Nurserymen couldnt sell their evergreens for landscaping, so they cut them for Christmas trees. Today, six species account for about 90 percent of the nations Christmas tree trade. Scotch pine ranks rst, comprising about 40 percent of the market, followed by Douglas r, which accounts for about 35 percent. The other big sellers are noble r, white pine, balsam r and white spruce. Surprisingly, the rst arti cial Christmas trees were developed in Germany during the 19th century. They were made using goose feathers dyed green. The feather trees became increasingly popular during the early part of the 20th century. The use of natural Christmas trees in the U.S. was actually pre-dated by wooden, tree-shaped pyramids lit by candles developed by German immigrants in Bethlehem, Pa. Aluminum Christmas trees were popular in the U.S. throughout the 1960s and were manufactured into the early 1970s. Today, most arti cial trees are constructed of PVC and manufactured in China. A group of 10 made the 600mile round trip to participate in the Tourist Development Councils Salty Geocoin Challenge promotion. Geocaching is a treasure hunt. It is a game played with the global positioning system, a set of 24 satellites that communicate with receivers called GPSrs that can be accurate to within a fraction of an inch. GPSrs are used by sailors, surveyors, drivers, soldiers, shermen and geocachers. The Salty Challenge is a contest to nd clues hidden in existing geocaches around Franklin County that ultimately guide the player to a nal cache where he or she can collect a ticket that entitles him to a collectable coin in the shape of an oyster. The challenge began on Oct. 31, and about 20 coins have been claimed, but this is by far the largest group to tackle the puzzle. After nishing the challenge, the group adjourned to Papa Joes for lunch and did a little Christmas shopping before heading home. All in all, they located about 25 Franklin County caches and 60 total for the day. In her online blog commemorating the trip, one of the visiting cachers wrote, What an awesome challenge and I must admit that Franklin County didnt even register on my map until this. Now it will de nitely be part of my vacation. This is a beautiful area in fact, most of the time that HorseshoeChamp, GeoTurtleLover, FunFinderOne, WHO DAT LDY, JustMe, Memomls, Codiebelle78, Fo2gra4, and 1Dodgetruck were looking for caches, I was actually taking pictures like a tourist. After we completed the challenge and obtained the coveted geocoin, we had lunch at Papa Joes and I had the best oyster po boy Ive ever had. Just want to say thank-you to the Franklin County Tourist Development Council for sponsoring this challenge and providing us with an awesome day of geocaching. By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer Something very unusual happened on Sunday. Beekeepers George Watkins and Jimmy Moses got a call to tell them there was a swarm of bees on a tree near the corner of Avenue D and 10th Street. They grabbed their veils and rushed over to retrieve the insects, which Watkins described as very valuable. On arriving, they initially mistook a cat for the swarm but soon found the real bees on a tree trunk. The swarm was small and Watkins said he believed the bees were from one of his own hives that he and Moses started reworking this weekend in preparation for tupelo honey season. Watkins said that in over 20 years of beekeeping, he has never seen a swarm of bees in December. Most swarms occur in the spring, but bees may swarm at other times of year when disturbed. BUDS N BUGS The Christmas tree Students create black bear videos LOIS SWOBODA | The Times On Saturday, Franklin County was invaded by geocachers. A SWARM OF BEES? IN DECEMBER? LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Jimmy Moses with the unusual swarm of bees on the tree trunk to his left. GEOCACHER INVASION

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CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA SP O RTS www.apalachtimes.com A Section Presented By: BOARDWALK BEACH RESORT F EBR U AR Y 11, 2012 9 A M 3 PM S p o n s o r e d b y T h e N e w s H e r a l d For exhibitor information and advertising please contact: Brooke Backensto at (850) 691-9515 or bbackensto@pcnh.com OR go online to pchealthexpo.com and print off vendor/exhibitor form and fax it to (850) 763-4636 Vendors, Exhibitors, Non-Prot Organizations The 2012 Health Expo is Calling Your Business Sign Up Now & Get The Early Bird Rate wireless internet $10,000 worth of free advertising 3,000 prospective in this area! P L U S M AN Y OTHER WA Y S TO P RO M OTE Y O U R B U SINESS. I NSTANTL Y M AKE IT Y O U R EXP O GAIN THE EXPOSURE YOU NEED FOR SUCCESS! Page 11 Thursday, December 22, 2011 SEAHAWK HOOP STATS Dec. 6 @ Aucilla Franklin County 16 25 18 12 71 Aucilla 6 12 19 11 48 SEAHAWKS: Leonard Green 5/11 2s, 1/1 FTs, 11 pts.; A.J. Allen 2/6 2s, 3/7 3s, 1/2 FTs, 14 pts.; Chance Buffkin 2/5 2s, 6/11 3s, 1/1 FTs, 23 pts.; Seth Rogers 2/4 2s, 6 pts.; Tre Carr 1/8 2s, 3/6 3s, 2/6 FTs, 13 pts. Kelsey Jones 1/1 2s, 2 pts.; Chase Golden 1/3 2s, 2 pts. TEAM: 26/66 (39 %) 12/35 2s, 14/31 3s, 5/13 FTs REBOUNDS: Green 13, Buffkin 7, Golden, Carr 5, Rogers 4, Jones, David Butler 3 BLOCKS: Green 3, Allen, Buffkin STEALS: Carr 4, Green, Allen 3 ASSISTS: Allen 9, Buffkin, Rogers, Carr 2 Dec. 8 vs. Liberty Co. Liberty County 16 10 10 23 59 Franklin County 19 17 11 16 63 SEAHAWKS: Dwayne Griggs 1/4 2s, 2 pts.; Green 8/21 2s, 3/5 FTs, 19 pts.; Allen 2/6 2s, 3/3 3s, 13 pts.; Buffkin 3/8 2s. 2/6 3s, 12 pts.; Rogers 1/3 2s, 1/4 3s, 2/2 FTs, 7 pts.; Carr 3/8 2s, 6 pts.; Carza Harvey 1/1 2s, 2 pts. ; Golden 1/3 2 pts. TEAM: 26/71 (37 %) 20/54 2s, 6/17 3s, 5/16 FTs REBOUNDS: Green 15, Buffkin 13, Griggs 9, Carr 7, Golden 6, Allen 5 BLOCKS: Green 6, Buffkin STEALS: Harvey 2, Buffkin, Rogers, Green ASSISTS: Buffkin 8, Harvey, Allen 2 Dec. 9 vs. Bozeman Bozeman 21 26 16 2 65 Franklin County 12 6 4 10 32 SEAHAWKS: Griggs 2/7 2s, 2/3 FTs, 6 pts.; Green 5/15 2s, 4/4 FTs. 14 pts.; Buffkin 1/3 3s, 3 pts.; Carr 2/7 2s, 1/4 FTs, 5 pts.; Rakeim Pierce 2/2 2s, 4 pts. TEAM: 12/55 (22 %) 11/35 2s, 1/20 3s, 7/11 FTs REBOUNDS: Green 18, Carr, Griggs 7, Buffkin 4, Rogers 3, Golden 2 BLOCKS: Green 7 STEALS: Buffkin, Griggs, Carr ASSISTS: Griggs, Carr 3 By Joe Shields Special to the Times The Franklin County boys varsity soccer team played to another draw against Rickards High School on Dec. 13 at Rickards. The Raiders of Rickards had battled the Seahawks to a scoreless tie in their rst meeting and like that initial meeting, this was a pretty even tilt, except for the Seahawks offensive output. The Seahawks gave a fabulous effort offensively, with a total of 19 shots on goal for the game. Elton Olvera led all players with seven attempts; Alex Causey had two shots on goal; Zack Howze had two shots on goal; Graham Kirvin had one shot on goal; and James Newell had six shots on goal, with one of them, on an assist from Olvera, nding the back of the net and giving the Seahawks an early lead in the rst half, 1 0. Although goalie Daniel Carrino had ve saves in the rst half, the Raiders continued to ght back and they took advantage of a defensive bungle by the Seahawks, scoring before the half on a free kick from 30 yards, tying the match at one apiece. Chances were still plentiful in the second half, as the Seahawks played a masterful possession game, with counterattacks coming out the back third and wide ball distribution allowing for extended periods of Seahawks ball custody. The Seahawks defense stiffened but the Raiders, when given the opportunity, held the ball in our defensive third on a few occasions, attempting eight shots in the half. Carrino saved them all, while under great duress, with two of the saves being of the outstanding, dive and cover variety. He nished with 13 saves, while the Rickards goalie had 18. As the clock wound down, the sparse but loud home crowd which had traveled to Tallahassee for the match increased their cheers exponentially but unfortunately the Seahawks were unable to capitalize further and the game ended in a stalemate. Final stats showed Franklin had 19 shots on goal, ve more than their opponents. Rickards had ve fouls, one more than the Seahawks, and were offsides twice to Franklin Countys none. The Seahawks had ve corner kick opportunities, two more than the Raiders. Franklin County also controlled the ball about 62 percent of the time. Sophomore James Newell was awarded Player of the Match for his efforts against Rickards High School. James was at the right place at the right time offensively, throughout the evening. His six shots on goal (one being a header) and single timely score was just what the doctor ordered, as the Seahawks offense had sputtered as of late. Additionally, James pressured the Raiders D-backs coming out of their defensive third, allowing for his teammates to dispossess errant passes from the Raiders and re-initialize offensive possession. Joe Shields serves as assistant to coach Jono Williams of the Seahawk boys soccer team. The Lady Seahawks girls soccer team shut out the Rickards Lady Raiders 1-0 on Dec. 13 in Tallahassee. It was a tight, pretty physical match, said coach Kelli Maggio. The game-winning goal was scored by Gracyn Kirvin, shown in picture to the left in early season action, when Kirvin landed a de ected Jessica Shields shot on goal. Goalkeeper Macy Hunt had seven saves. SEAHAWK GIRLS EDGE RICKARDS 1-0 CHRISTEY KIRVIN | Special to the Times Seahawks settle for second Rickards stalemate DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Coach Jono Williams directs his Seahawk squad. Right, Zach Howze, right, goes after the ball against Freeport.

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L O T S $47,500 River and Bay meeting in Blountstown, district staff demonstrated how the online ood portal allows users to review preliminary digital ood insurance rate maps (DFIRMs) as they are developed. This permits them to offer feedback or reduce risks before the maps are nalized. Since 2003, the district has received more than $18.5 million to update and modernize the old printed ood insurance rate maps (FIRMs). It has used digital aerial photography and detailed light detection and ranging elevation data to produce the DFIRMs, which detail depths of ooding for individual parcels, risk of ooding over a 30year mortgage and risk of ooding as one moves away from the 100-year ood hazard boundary. In some communities, this is the rst FIRM update in 10 to 20 years. District map makers also have completed a detailed coastal study of Franklin County as part of their continuing study of the Big Bend. The draft coastal maps are expected soon as DFIRMs. Coastal studies for Gulf County continue and will be merged with updated riverine and coastal studies to the east. This includes two-dimensional ow models of the Apalachicola River basin. Apalachicola basin participants met in pairs to discuss what other resources stakeholders have, what could be improved and what else was needed. The results were then posted as assets, values and wishes and were discussed by the whole group. Assets included real-time stream gaging and rainfall data; ood forecasting; local comprehensive plans that include zoning, planning, shoreline buffers and wetland protection; clean water and water quality improvements; reduced storm impacts through public land purchases; conserved forest timber and oodplain areas; preserved historical resources and interagency cooperation. Values included protecting people and their homes; protecting wildlife habitat and reducing property damage through public conservation lands that provide open spaces and clean natural environments for work and recreation; a proposed northwest Florida greenway; balanced growth. Wishes included reducing homeowner ooding; increased common sense and fewer rules; accurate oodplain elevations throughout the watershed; shared resources among agencies; accurate mapping and an online ood risk database; concern for the consumer; maintaining the extent of oodplains and natural landscapes; enhancing community ecozones; reduced insurance rates; educating residents about ood prone areas and creating healthy estuaries. Also, counties can provide local ood studies and apply local knowledge to regulate oodplain development and other mitigation policies. Local committees can be created to improve existing maps and ood hazard information about water quality impacts from septic tanks. District staff will incorporate comments in a discovery report that includes assistance the district can provide, such as mitigation planning, technical assistance, communication and outreach. For digital images, email Faith.Eidse@ nwfwmd.state. .us. FIND IT ONLINE View the Northwest Florida Water Management Districts Map Information Portal at http://portal. nwfwmd oodmaps. com/. FAITH EIDSE | NWFWMD Carrabelle City Clerk Keisha Smith, left, interviews Rhonda Lewis, Liberty County Emergency Management Coordinator. WATER from page A1 LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Tempest Chambers and her son, Blain Beecham, enjoy a chicken dinner while waiting for the boat parade. LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Adrian Pruett, left, and Scott Shiver sing Christmas carols while waiting for Santa. HAPPY FIRST CHRISTMAS To my precious granddaughter Madilynn. Gail Brannon CHRISTMAS IN CARRABELLE CHRISTMAS IN EASTPOINT

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The Times | A13 Thursday, December 22, 2011 The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce. Arrests are made by ofcers from the following city, county, and state law enforcement agencies: Apalachicola (APD), Carrabelle (CPD), Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Franklin County Sheriffs 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. Dec. 13 Bruce A. Rotella, 51, Eastpoint, violation of pre-trial release (FCSO) Dec. 15 Larry S. Warren, 38, Eastpoint, failure to appear (FCSO) Dec. 16 Robert W. Barineau, 47, Cairo, Ga., failure to appear (FCSO) Dec. 19 Robert A. Scruggs, 31, Apalachicola, Alachua County warrant for violation of probation (FCSO) Charlie D. Cooper, 58, Apalachicola, sale or possession of a controlled substance within intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a church, battery on a law enforcement of cer, resisting arrest with violence, and tampering with physical evidence (FCSO). Three Carrabelle residents were injured, one critically, following a two vehicle head-on crash on U.S. Highway 319 at the Ochlockonee River State Park at 8:01 p.m. Dec. 13, according to Wakulla County Sheriff Donnie Crum. According to Crums ofcers, Mark Robert Housholder, 58, was driving a 1991 Mazda SE 5 pick-up truck northbound on U.S. 319 when he drifted across the center line and crashed into a 2007 Toyota 4 Runner driven southbound by Carole J. Daddona, 65. Nicholas Salvatore Daddona, 77, was a passenger in the Toyota. The head-on impact critically injured Housholder was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital by medical helicopter with internal injuries. His friends in Carrabelle report he has a crushed pelvis, fractured skull, and broken ribs, and has made it through surgery but remains very critical. Carole Daddona suffered some broken bones and internal injuries and was transported to TMH by ground ambulance with serious injuries. Her husband suffered less serious lacerations and went to the hospital with his wife. He was in stable condition. The motorists were trapped inside the vehicles and had to be extricated before being transported for medical attention, according to Wakulla of cers. The WCSO Traf c Homicide Investigations Unit investigated the crash and has not determined why Housholder crossed the center line, but alcohol was not a factor in the crash. Both vehicles were destroyed in the accident. Arrest REPORT FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE Law Enforcement Carrabelle residents injured in head-on crash PHOTO COURTESY OF WAKULLA SHERIFFS OFFICE The Mazda pickup PHOTO COURTESY OF WAKULLA SHERIFFS OFFICE The Toyota 4-Runner

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dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated to meet all your insurance needs Dear Santa ... A14 | The Times Thursday, December 22, 2011 Dear Santa ... Dear Santa ... backpack, cowboy boots, wolf hat, a gator necklace, gold eagle necklace. I love you santa clause. Your friend, Brantly Richards Dear Santa, I have been naught and nise. I wude like a x box and a mp3 and a bbgon. Your friend, Mitchell Woods Mrs. Carlton 1st grade ABC Dear Santa, My name is John Michael. I am 7 years old. I have been good this year because I have nice. I want for Critmas a Video game is cold Super Mario Galaxy World 2 and a Golden Reetreever Named budee and buzz lihetyer and the game sonic unleesh and SkyLanders rachit and Laynk Love JMT John Michael Dear Santa, My name is Jayden. I am 6 year old. I have been good this year because fer Chrismas. I would like bawsy howse and a blad blad and a hamtrse. Jayden Dear Santa, My name is Jackson. I am seven years old. I have been good and bad. Because my broter liks to Fight. But I do not like to Fight and I been good to my 8 parents and I want a water pet. Fire pet it does not born people. Ice pet. Thunder pet it Does not sting people. And a Flying Fish. Love Jackson Dear Santa, My name is Mason. I am 7 years old. I have been good. For Christmas I would like Papess 2. Love Mason Dear Santa, My name is Kevin. I am 7 years I have been good and for Christmas I would like laptop and A Panda and becus thoe my faft all uf thoe are my fafet. Love Kevin Dear Santa, Me name is Owen, I am six years old. I have been good because I have done all my work! I have fun! I listen! For Christmas I would like a forwheller! A computer! A puppy! From Owen Dear Santa My name is Rainey am 6 years old I have been good this year because I share and care for Christmas I would like a puppy Love Rainey Dear Santa, My name is Trinity I am 7 years old. I have been good this year because. Ive been clining up and helping the teachers and I was helping my friends on math and they help me with math to and I love my friends and they love me to for Christmas I would like to have a electric Scooter and a makeup set and a phone and a computer and a note book and a real baby kitten and I want to have a real puppy and a baby hog and a baby pig I love you Santa I love you very very very muchSanta I love every Body and Santa I love your elfs to. Love Trinity Dear Santa, My name is Alisha. I am 6 years old. I have been good this year because I listened and I help people and I helped decraing the tree and help my frends when thay get hurt. For Christmas I would like a Pogostik and a new Baby duck and Santa toy. Love Alisha Dear Santa My name is Kendall. I am 7 years old. I have been a good girl this year because I share my toys. For Christmas I would like a gogos walking electric scooter 3 kittens sadoules Love Kendall Dear Santa, My name is Mahaley. I am 6 years old. I have been good this year bause cleaning the house and I do eat my food. For christmas I would like a girl car and I would like a magece sack boll and 2 BaBy cats and a lasr eys goggles. And invesbl conton (invisible costume?) and a ivengple pentsle (invisible pencil?) and a cookie dooew with docklet and a New baby cat and a New baby Dog and a New baby chiwawa Love Mahaley Dear Santa, My name is Trenton I am 7 years old I I have been good this year because I want Santa to bring me sum toys for Christmas and a now bike and a lot of toys this year I hope Santa can bring som toys this year I hope I have been good. Trenton Dear Santa 1 My name is Brianna 2 I am six years old 3 I have been good 4 this year becavse for 5 Chistmas I would like 6 some mr of cowgile bus 7 and my Baby puppy bake 8 a new bake pak and a 9 ilescit scotr and a blc Brianna Dear Santa, My name is Daisy I am 6. years old I have been. A good girl this year. Because I am nice. I want a dog. I want a Biarbie. Love Daisy Dear Santa, Iam River. I am good this year. I am six years old. Wha I Whant for Xhristmas is a imaginex canoe, imaginex Rescue 4 Wheeler, imaginex Rescue trucks, imaginex Batman caslel (castle?) imaginex re hose. from River Do not send this to Santa Dear Santa I am 7 years old. I been a good girl This year. For Christmas I would like a nintedo dsixl and miney bracelets and inchaedted dollhouse. Love Shyanna Dear Santa, My name is Gabie I am 6 years old I have been good this year becavse For Christmas I would like Hair feather ds pet turtle and a new dog and some cloos Mr Mad, brerbire and feeingrs pelish ( ngernail polish?) a lechrice scooter Foon Ipot. Love Gabie Dear Santa, My name is caleB I am six years old. I have been old this year because I have a good and baD day For Christmas I would like my family Love : Caleb Miss Triscrittis rst-grade class Dear Santa My name is Laithan and I am 6 years old I heave been vere good this year well I wud wolt a IPod for Christmas and dont, I my sister kalahn Laithan Dear Santa, My name is Kylah and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well except for the time when I pushed my friend but I said I was sorry. This year I would like a real camra and a hamster for Christmas. And dont forget my friends!! Thank-You Santa, Kylah Ross Dera Santa, My name is Arav and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well except for the one time when I slap my brother down and I said sorry. This year I would like a xbox 360 kinect and drums and bop it. thank-you, Arav Dear Santa, My name is Mark. I am 7 years old I have been very good this year except the time win I messed with my sister This year I would like a kittin and dont forget my brother Luke thank you Santa Mark. Dear Santa, My name is Jabara and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. Well except for the one time I hit my sister but I said sorry to her. This year I would like a catanda bike and a turtle for Christmas. And dont forget a Santa!! Thank you Santa Jabara Dear Santa, My name is Emily and I am 6 I have been very gooy this year well except for the time when I took my DSF from Cereyn. This year I would like a kitten for Christmas and dont forget my sister Elisabeth!! Than k you Santa Lov Emily Dear Santa My name is Faline I been good this year I wunt 3 puppies this year 1 is verve hille (Beverly Hills) 1 is Butrecup 1 is Blosome and dont forget my brother Severyn. Thank you Santa Faline Dear Santa, My name is Miranda and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year well except for the time whin I forgot to clean my room and I ate my uncles quesilladia and I drees (dressed?) my dog. This year I would like IPad, Wii, Playstashin 3 xbox 360 for Christmas and dont forget my uncle Thank you Santa, Miranda Dear Santa, My name is Eric and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well except for the time when I dropped milk. This year I would like and IPod and dont forget me friend John Michael. Thank you Santa, Eric Dear Santa My name is Leah Wren. I am 6 years old. I have ben very good this yer. Well except for wen I yeld. This year I wod like a jewry set and dont forget my little sister! Thank-you Love Leah Dear Santa, My name is Colin We ng and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well except for one time when I took something that wasnt mine. This year I would like DS and ipaD for Christmas. And dont forget Where I live!! Thank-you Santa, Colin We ng Ms. Allens kindergarten class Dear Santa, I am Peyton. I am 5. I am good. I want a telescope so I can see stars. I love you Santa. Dear Santa I am Lindsey and I am ve I wont mak p. I love you Santa. Dear Santa, I am 5 I am Malic I want a ddt (dirt) Bike. I have been good. Dear Santa, I am Wes. I am ve. I have been good. I want spy glasses. I love you. Dear Santa, I am Reagen and I am ve. I have been good. I want a pony. I have helped a friend. I love you. Dear Santa, I am Kristan. I have been good. I want a Wii. My mom wants a candle. I love you. Dear Santa, I am John Tipton and,. I am six. I am good. I want a lot of prestts. Dall. Dear Santa, I am Leland. I have been good. I want a 4 wheeler. I love you Santa Claus. I want a bunch of toys. Will you make me a trampoline for my brother? Dear Santa, I am Cody. I am ve. I have been good. I want a monster truck I can sit in to drive on the road. I love you Dear Santa, I am Isa Pullen I am Six. I made a geft for Paige I have ben good I wont a IPad Pleas I love you Santa Dear Santa, I am Taylor. I am ve. I help my Sistr. I wot ipoD and Buchis uf stuff. I have been good. Dear Santa, I am ve. I wut iPoD touch and a fone. I luv Santa. I am Mayd I have been good I wunt a lots uf prezints Mrs. Herringtons second-grade class Dear Santa Claus, I wont pants shirts, and shoes thrth klows toys and I wont fake Kashre$r how are you? For Christmas I would like some Shirts, pants, toys and a fake cash register, Merry Christmas! From Emily Hey Santa hows Mrs. Claus. Share the donuts with Mrs. Claus. I want Poke Balls. Hope you like them. Have a Merry Christmas. Love Loespen Dear Santa, I want a fourwheeler, new tv, a lot of money, three controllers, and a toy boat. Hey Santa I love you. From Dakota I think this is the best week of the year The end. Love, Dakota Dear Santa Claus, I am on the Good list ever Christmas. And I want a dsi for Christmas. Santa thank you for being cool everyday. We miss you a Merry Crishtmas. Truly, Jamah Dear Santa, I love you very mush. You give me a lot of gifts I want a lot of cars and you are nice to me. You give to me. How are the reindeers and Mrs. Claus? I will give Thanks. Because I love you a lot!!!! You are very good to me and I know it a lot!!!! Zachary Riccardo. Santa I Love you a A14 A14 | The Times | The Times | The Times See DEAR SANTA A15

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Dear Santa ... The Times | A15 Thursday, December 22, 2011 Dear Santa ... Dear Santa ... lot and for ever. Love, Zach Dear Santa Claus, These are 5 things I will like for Christmas. 1. A lego Plane 2. A DSI 3. To see you 4. A year supply of sushi 5. to see on of your elfs. Oh ya I forgot to tell you. How are you, the elfs and the reindeers. Sincerely your friend Alex Itzkovitz. Dear Santa Claus, I want the games I lost because I think I will take really good care of them. I also want a Play Station 2 and the games Stuart little 2 because they are cool. I want some cool teck decks and a slingshot and a Xbox 360. Thank you for giving me toys all these years. Love Weston Dear Santa Claus, I dont know what I am going to bake for you yet, but it could be possible that I will cook you Choclate Chip Cookies and a glass of milk. How are rouhldoulph and dasher and dancer doing. I bet the elfs are doing very well making toys. Is Miss Santa Claus and you doing I hope you have a happy happy Christmas With joy and wishes dream happy love Jasmine Elliot Dear Santa, Santa thank you for all the presents that you gave me and all the people that brought all of my presents. I love when you come to town on December 25, 2011 and then give presents. Santa Claus Merry Chistmas From Jeremy Shuler Dear Santa, I am so excited about Christmas. How are you Santa? You might ask how I am doing. I am doing good. How are your reindeer doing. I hope thay are doing good way thay can y on Christmas. What I want four Christmas is a Pee Wee Pillow Pet, nd its high heel jewelry box, baby kitty cat, and some stars like my sister got that are sparkleey and a baby alive and with baby alive a chanching (changing) bed. Thank you so much if you could get that four me. Love, Gracie Dear Santa Claus, I have had a good year. Christmas is my favorite time of the year. Thank you for sending Charles he is very sweet but why can he not talk to me? What I want for Christmas is a baby changeing Table, Pee wee pillow pet, and some baby alive dipers Please! I hope you are having A good Christmas and I hope your rein deer are good and elfs. Sincerely your friend, Ella Dear Santa, I just wanted to say what I wanted. How are you? I want a easy bake oven or the big present you were going to get me and my sisters. Thank you so much for getting me toys all those years. Love Kendall Dear Santa Claus, Can you get me a real Dirtbike and guitarstrigs. Luve, Logan Dear Santa Claus, Can you tell the elfs that I said hi and mrs. Claus What I want for Christmas is a tablet, and a easy bake oven, and a webkin Can you try to make them for me I love you so much Love, Myia Dear, Hey Santa. The things I most want are a Dsi, fuorwheeler, and cotch rocker. From Calvin Dear Santa Claws, Happy holidays I want Alice and Wonderland, Beef jerkey, Charlots web, Santa Paws, Nemo, Sopoge Bob Square Pants volom 5, alantics Sqare Pants have a good holiday to Santa from Torin Dear Santa Claus, I want a silver bell from your sled and I want your phone numder. What I mostly want is your hat. Thank you for everything you gave me. Your truly, Lauren Dear Claus All I want for Christma is xdox games and airplane big wleele. I am a good boy Love Jacob Max Mrs. Bockleman fourth-grade class Dear Santa, My name is Camille Williams and I am 9 years young. I have been pretty Good this year. Well, except when I talked back tomy mom. This year I want to give poor people in the world something to make tham excited this Christmas please bring my teacher Ms. Bockleman Something Special for working so hard this year. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Kalahn Kent and I am nine years old. I have been good/bad this year. Well except for the times I faught with my brother and sister. This year I would like a electric scooter razor three hundred in the color blue please, and I would also like some art supplies to for Christmas. Please bring my family a special gift for being loving. Thank you Santa. Dear Santa, My name is Janner Amison and I am nine years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I fought against each other. This yar I would like Rays shirt or hat and a 20 gadge for Christmas. Please bring my cousin Schuyler a special gift for being good. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My nm is Levi Rowland and I am 9 years old I have been very good this year well except for the one time when I have to do this because we have to do it if we like it or not. This year I would like is to whin you sind sumthing we do not heav to do it for Christmas Please bring my Popu a special gift for being nick. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Emily Hicks and I am 10 years. I have been very good this year. Well except for the time when I disobeyed my mom, got really mad at my brother. This yar I would like a smart phone a green jit friend and a Crayonmaker For Christmas. Please bring my dog a special gift for being cute. Dear Santa, My name is Travorious Gudger and I am 11 years old. I have been very good this year. Well except this one time when I put water in OJs eyes. This year I would like a fourwheller, Ipod again for Chrismas please Bring my sister a special gift for being good. Thank you Santa. Dear Santa, My name is Vincent Guidry. I am nine years old Ive been very good this year. Well excep this one time wen me and my brother Fighted. This year I would like a electric train seat and a toy car. Wold you bring my mom somemoney were very broke! Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Jathan Proctor and I am 9 years old. I have been very bad tish year. Well except for the one time when I punch my siter in the fence. This year I would The Franklin County Solid Waste & Recycling, Parks & Recreation & Animal Control Departments will be closed for the Christmas Holiday on the following dates: Friday December 23 rd and Monday December 26 th Will open again no Tuesday December 27 th at 9:00am to 4:30pm. We will also be closed for New Years Holiday on the following dates: Friday December 30 th and January 2 nd 2012. Will open again on Tuesday January 3 rd 2012 2012 at 9:00am to 4:30pm. We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. BOOKS CLOSE JANUARY 3, 2012 Thursday, December 22, 2011 Thursday, December 22, 2011 See DEAR SANTA A18

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A16| The Times Thursday, December 22, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS 36320T NOTICE AND PUBLIC EXPLANATION OF A PROPOSED ACTIVITY IN THE 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN AND WETLAND, FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT, AND INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS Published: Apalachicola Times Responsible Entity: City of Apalachicola Contact/Address: Cindy Summerhill, Grants Coordinator Apalachicola Administrative Office 1 Avenue E, Apalachicola, FL 32320 Telephone number 850-653-8715 These notices shall satisfy three separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Apalachicola using a $700,000 Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant CDBG grant for Commercial Revitalization. The grant will pay to construct a public restroom, install decorative street lights, sidewalk improvements, minor parking improvements, landscaping, benches and trash receptacles, bury electric distribution lines, and provide engineering and administrative services. The primary activities will be located on Market Street, Commerce Street, Avenue E, and 8th Street. Additional improvements may occur on Avenues G and I, and Water Street. NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSTRUCT IN A FLOODPLAIN The City of Apalachicola has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Orders 11988 and 11990 in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 to determine the potential affect that its activity in the floodplain and/or wetland will have on the environment. It has been determined that no practicable alternative other than to proceed with the work is available. This activity will have no significant impact on the environment for the following reasons: Nearly all of the work will be performed on surfaces that are already impermeable and some will be repairs/upgrades to existing facilities, and the project area is currently zoned for development which is not dependent on this project. Although the project is located in the 100 year floodplain and/ or wetland, the improvements cannot be undertaken in any other location due to the scope of the project. Other land currently owned by the City of Apalachicola in the downtown area is also in a floodplain. The proposed improvements conform to applicable floodplain protection standards. The proposed action will not affect natural or beneficial floodplain values, and residents of the community will benefit from the project. Failure to provide these improvements could result in further decline of the downtown commercial area. Additional agencies involved in this project include the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Florida Department of Transportation will have oversight authority within its right of way A more detailed description of the project and the Federal Insurance Administration (FIA) flood maps are available for citizen review by contacting the local government at the above address. NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about January 9, 2012, the City of Apalachicola will submit a request to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development (HCD) Act of 1974, as amended, to fund the above-described project. NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The City of Apalachicola has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the above address and may be examined or copied Monday-Thursday, 8:15 A.M to 4:45 P.M. Final approval of the proposed public restroom construction plans will be received from the State Historic Preservation Office prior to construction. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR or the proposed actions to the above contact. All comments must be received by January 6, 2012. Comments will be considered prior to the local government requesting a release of funds. Comments should specify which notice they are addressing. RELEASE OF FUNDS The City of Apalachicola certifies to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and HUD that Van Johnson in his capacity as Mayor, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The State’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the local government to use the CDBG funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS DEO will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Apalachicola’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Apalachicola; (b) the City of Apalachicola has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the State; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures at 24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76 and shall be addressed to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, CDBG Program, 107 East Madison St., MSC-400, Tallahassee, Fl. 32399-6508. Potential objectors should contact the local government to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Environmental Certifying Official: Mayor Van Johnson Dec 22, 2011 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 36296T PUBLIC NOTICE NWFTCA Meeting Notification-Notice is hereby given The Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority will hold a meeting on January 5, 2012. 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 22, 2011 36358T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 11-00061-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, Plaintiff, vs. ANTHONY WILLIAM SAPP and AIMEE DORIS DIPALMA SAPP, Defendants. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 24th, 2011, and the amended final judgment dated December 13, 2011, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market St., Apalachicola, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on January 11, 2012, the following described property: Lot 3, Lighthouse Pointe Estates (Unrecorded) Commence at an old terra cotta monument marking the Southwest corner of Section 35, Township 7 South, Range 5 West, Franklin County, Florida and thence run South 00 degrees 02 minutes 21 seconds West along the Section line 312.66 feet to a re-rod; thence run North 57 degrees 32 minutes 03 seconds East 97.34 feet to a concrete monument; thence run South 33 degrees 02 minutes 38 seconds East 399.21 feet to a re-rod on the Northerly right-of-way of U. S. Highway No. 98, said point lying on a curve concave to the Northwesterly; thence run Northeasterly along said right-of-way boundary and along said curve with a radius of 1845.55 feet, thru a central angle of 01 degrees 52 minutes 53 seconds for an arc distance of 60.60 feet, the chord of said arc being North 47 degrees 33 minutes 48 seconds East 60.60 feet to an iron pipe; thence run North 33 degrees 02 minutes 38 seconds West along the Easterly right-of-way boundary of a 60.00 foot roadway 218.00 feet to a point of curve the right; thence run Northeasterly along said right-of-way boundary and along said curve with a radius of 172.00 feet, thru a central angle of 45 degrees 08 minutes 51 seconds for an arc distance of 135.53 feet; thence run North 12 degrees 06 minutes 13 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary 1413.33 feet to the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning continue North 12 degrees 06 minutes 13 seconds East along said rightof-way boundary 194.83 feet; thence run South 57 degrees 29 minutes 17 seconds East 543.55 feet; thence run South 32 degrees 59 minutes 40 seconds East 407.44 feet; thence run South 57 degrees 03 minutes 59 seconds West 247.82 feet; thence run North 41 degrees 35 minutes 38 seconds West 772.65 feet to the Point of Beginning. Less and Except: Commence at an old terra cotta monument marking the Southwest corner of Section 35, Township 7 South, Range 5 West, Franklin County, Florida; thence run South 00 degrees 02 minutes 21 seconds West 312.66 feet; thence North 57 degrees 32 minutes 03 seconds East 97.34 feet; thence South 33 degrees 02 minutes 38 seconds East 399.21 feet to a point lying on the Northerly right of way of U. S. Highway No. 98, said point being the point of curve to the left having a radius of 1845.55 feet; thence Northeasterly along said curve and said right of way for 60.60 feet, thru a central angle of 01 degrees 52 minutes 53 seconds, chord of said arc being North 47 degrees 33 minutes 48 seconds East 60.60 feet to a point marking the intersection of said Northerly right of way with the Easterly right of way of a 60 foot wide roadway; thence leaving said right of way, run along said Easterly right of way as follows: North 33 degrees 02 minutes 38 seconds West 218.00 feet to a point of curve to the right having a radius of 172.00 feet; thence Northeasterly along said curve for 135.53 feet, thru a central angle of 45 degrees 08 minutes 51 seconds; thence North 12 degrees 06 minutes 13 seconds East 1443.33 feet to a concrete monument marking the Northwesterly corner of Lot 3 of Lighthouse Pointe Estates (unrecorded); thence run along said Northerly boundary line of Lot 3, North 12 degrees 05 minutes 27 seconds East 194.83 feet to a concrete monument marking the Northeasterly corner of said Lot 3; thence leaving said 60 foot wide roadway run along the Easterly boundary line of said Lot 3, South 57 degrees 30 minutes 41 seconds East 543.06 feet to a concrete monument marking the Southwesterly corner of Lot 4 of Lighthouse Pointe Estates (unrecorded); thence continue along said Easterly boundary line South 32 degrees 57 minutes 55 seconds East 35.27 feet to a point lying on the Northerly boundary line of property described in O. R. Book 249, Page 340 of the Official Records of Franklin County, Florida; thence leaving said boundary line run South 56 degrees 49 minutes 54 seconds West 177.50 feet to a concrete monument; thence South 33 degrees 06 minutes 51 seconds East 86.71 feet to a rod and cap for the Point of Beginning; thence from said Point of Beginning South 57 degrees 05 minutes 12 seconds West 113.56 feet to a rod and cap lying on the Westerly boundary line of Lot 3 of said Lighthouse Pointe Estates (unrecorded); thence run along said boundary line South 41 degrees 35 minutes 38 seconds East 287.08 feet to a concrete monument; thence leaving said boundary line run North 57 degrees 09 minutes 16 seconds East 71.23 feet to a rod and cap; thence North 33 degrees 06 minutes 51 seconds West 283.88 feet to the Point of Beginning. Also Less and Except: Start at the intersection of Sections 2 and 3 of Township 8 South, Range 5 West, Sections 34 and 35 of Township 7 South, Range 5 West and travel Easterly along the section line a distance of 1086.1 feet to concrete monument on the Southerly boundary line of State Road Number 30 right-of-way; thence turn an angle of 33 degrees and 04 minutes to the left and go a distance of 250 feet to a point on the southerly boundary line of said State Road rightof-way, now turn an angle of 90 degrees to the left and go to a point on the Northerly boundary of said State Road Number 30 right-of-way; thence in an Easterly or Northeasterly direction (50 feet from the center of said road) go a distance of 70 feet to an iron stake; thence turn to the left and along the Western boundary line of property previously sold to Walker D. Oliver on the 6th day of February 1959 by McKissack Properties, Inc., go a distance of 210 feet to an iron stake. Call this the place of beginning of the herein property to be described. Now in the same direction go a distance of 580 feet to a concrete monument; thence turn 90 degrees to the right and go a distance of 300 feet to a concrete monument; thence turn an angle of 90 degrees and go a distance of 580 feet to an iron stake which is the Northeasterly corner of property sold to Nathan L. Autrey on the 3rd day of February 1959 by McKissack Properties, Inc.; thence Westerly along the Northern boundary of the said Nathan L. Autrey property and the Northerly boundary of the aforesaid Walker O. Oliver Properties and go a distance of 300 feet to the Point of Beginning. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1991 “HOME” Mobile Home bearing Title Number 62587202 and Vehicle Identification Number HMST634GA. Dated: December 14, 2011. Marcia Johnson Clerk of the Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Dec 22, 29, 2011 36787T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 11-00062-CP DIVISION: IN RE: ESTATE OF MICHAEL GORDON BLITCH a/k/a MITCHELL GORDON BLITCH, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Michael Gordon Blitch, deceased, whose date of death was June 12, 2010, file Number 11-00062-CP is pendiing in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida. Probate Division; the address of which is 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT Fll,ED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE. ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is December 8, 2011. Personal Representative: Tehani L. Blitch 3455 Table Mesa Drive #K226 Boulder, CO 80305 Donald E. Hawkins FL Bar No. 137392 Hawkins, Hawkins & Burt, LLP 501 S. Ridgewood Ave Daytona Beach, FL 32114 (386) 252-4499 Dec 15, 22, 2011 36815T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 11-47 CP IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN LEE HARGIS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The name of the decedent, the designation of the court in which the administration of this estate is pending, and the file number are indicated above. The address of the court is 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are indicated below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim or demand against the decedent’s estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated, you must file your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with the court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENT’S DEATH. The date of death of the decedent is: FEBRUARY 2, 2011. The date of first publication of this Notice is: December 15, 2011 Personal Representative: PATRICIA L. HARGIS C/O Steven W. Ledbetter, Esq. 229 Pensacola Road Venice, Florida 34285 Steven W. Ledbetter, Esq. FL Bar No. 41345 229 Pensacola Road Venice, FL 34285 (941) 256-3965 Fax: (941) 866-7514 Email: sledbetter@ swllaw.com Dec 15, 22, 2011 36825T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 10-000309-CA REGIONS BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO AMSOUTH BANK, D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE Plaintiff, vs. O. LEE MULLIS; CHARLOTTE S. MULLIS; ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT; and FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment dated Novemeber 28, 2011, entered in Case No.: 10-000309-CA of the Circuit Court in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein O. LEE MULLIS; CHARLOTTE S. MULLIS; ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.; and FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, are the Defendants, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Franklin County Clerk of the Circuit Court, 33 Market St., Apalachicola, Florida 32329, on January 11, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. the following described real property as set forth in the Final Judgment: LOT 11 OF SANDPIPER VILLAGE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES(S) 8

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Please send resume to: Chimene Johnson, Principal ABC School 98 12th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 or email to abcschool@live.comEqual Opportunity Employer County Coordinator Job Description The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners is seeking a proven, dedicated, innovative and experienced individual for the new County Coordinator position. The Board prefers an individual who has familiarity with county administration and who is a strong leader and manager. The successful individual will possess a four year college degree or have equivalent work experience. The ideal candidate should possess at least ve years of progressively responsible experience in management. The Coordinator position directly supervises and is responsible for the function of the Building Department employees, the Planning and Zoning Department employees, and the Courthouse Maintenance sta The Coordinator reports directly to the Board, and represents the Board at meetings and functions when so authorized. The Coordinator is the Boards representative to the Airport Advisory Committee, the Planning and Zoning Commission, and is the Boards contact for economic development. The Coordinator is the chief administrative o cial for the Board. Salary range: $40,000-50,000 depending on experience and quali cations Special Areas of Concern include: General government budgeting and nance General knowledge of county government structure and function General knowledge of human resource and personnel guidelines Experience in grant writing and grant administration Experience in organizing meetings; Experience in public speaking and public presentations Ability to read maps and zoning codes Ability to coordinate with other county departments and constitutional o ces Experience in disaster response Ability to interpret and explain complex problems Ability to express in writing and orally decisions or directives of the Board Experience in building maintenance Other duties may be assigned by the Board. Franklin County Employment Applications may be picked up in the Clerks O ce in the Courthouse at 33 Market St., Apalachicola. For assistance in obtaining an application please contact Michael Moron or Betty Sasnett in the Clerks O ce, telephone 6538861, ext. 100. Completed applications and resumes must be received in the Clerks O ce by Dec. 30, 2011, by 4:30 PM, attention Michael Moron, Board Secretary. The mailing address for the Clerks O ce is 33 Market St, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320. & 9, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. NOTICE ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this November 29, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson As Clerk of Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk NOTICE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market St., Apalachicola, Florida 32329, within two working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770. Dec 15, 22, 2011 36837T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY Case No.: 2010-CA-0000012 BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff, vs. Helen R. Reese; Unknown Parties in Possessin #1; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimant Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated November 28, 2011, entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-0000012 of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing L.P., Plaintiff and Helen R. Reese are defendant (s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE WEST FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED ON HWY 98, IN APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. January 18, 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: COMMENCING AT THE POINT OF INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 384 (BLUFF ROAD) WITH THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 8 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE NORTH 89 DEG. 42 MINUTES WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE 1793.00 FEET TO AN IRON ROD; THENCE NORTH 88 DEG. 58 MINUTES 43 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE 209.83 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 88 DEG. 31 MINUTES 13 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RGHT OF WAY LINE 147.80 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH I DEGREE 16 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST 421.11 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST 2.62 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG. 42 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 157.08 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE NORTH PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 2 FOR 420.63 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at Apalachicola, Florida, this 29th day of November, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of Court Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Submitted By: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813) 880-8888 (813) 880-8800 Dec 15, 22, 2011 36851T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 19-2009-CA-000498 DIVISION: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A, Plaintiff, vs. KIMBERLY W. FAULKNER et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 29, 2011, and entered in Case No. 19-2009-CA000498 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A is the Plaintiff and KIMBERLY W. FAULKNER; JEFFREY E. FAULKNER; ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 11th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 26, SANDPIPER VILLAGE, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 8, PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 1627 GANNET TRAIL, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 30, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Mr. Doug Smith, Office of Court Administration, Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, Phone: 850-577-4401, Fax: 850-487-7947. F09081777 Dec 15, 22, 2011 36845T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 19-2010-CA-000019 DIVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FORMERLY KNOWN AS WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM W. ROBINSON, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 28, 2011 and entered in Case NO. 19-2010-CA000019 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FORMERLY KNOWN AS WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, is the Plaintiff and WILLIAM W. ROBINSON; CAROL A. ROBINSON; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FORMERLY KNOWN AS WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 18th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 1 AND 2, IN BLOCK 99, OF THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 189 AVENUE E, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 28, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell **See Americans with Disabilities Act** If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Mr. Doug Smith, Office of Court Administration, Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, Phone: 850-577-4401, Fax: 850-487-7947 F10000999 Dec 15, 22, 2011 36873T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 19-2009-CA-000379 Division: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. JAMES MICHAEL MARGERT A/K/A JAMES M. MARGERT A/K/A JAMES MARGERT, LEESA D. MARGERT; ST. JAMES BAY PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/ OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclo-sure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on September 27, 2011, in the Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida described as: LOT 17 OF BLOCK B, ST. JAMES BAY SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISON AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PP. 39-46 PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: VACANT LAND A/K/A LOT 17 BLOCK B ROYAL TERN WAY, CARABELLE, FL 32328, including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the front door steps of the Courthouse, at 33 Market St., in Apalachicola, Florida, on January 18, 2012, 11:00 am. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Dated this 29th day of November, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Dec 15, 22, 2011 36889T IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-599-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS LEWIS and ANN LEWIS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 21, 2011, and entered in Civil Action No. 10-599-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 the Defendants, THOMAS LEWIS and ANN LEWIS, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 18th day of January, 2012, at the front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, the following-described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: All of Lot 13, located in Casa Del Mar Subdivision, Phase 1, a subdivision located on St. George Island, Franklin County, Florida, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, page 2, of the official 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 7th day of December, 2011. Hon. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Court Franklin County, Florida By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk Dec 15, 22, 2011 Incorrect Insertion PolicyFor Classified In-column AdvertisersAll ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser to insure correctness. The newspaper will assume correctness at the time of the read-back procedure unless otherwise informed. Please your ad. Advertisers are requested to check the advertisement on the first insertion for correctness. Errors should be reported immediately. Your Florida Freedom newspaper will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for any error in advertisements to a greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the error. Any copy change, during an ordered schedule constitutes a new ad and new charges. 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I have been good Love Malic Mrs Mitchell K-3 ESE Dear Santa, My name is Jacob and I am six years old I have been very good in class I would like a hat Jacob Sanford Dear Santa My name is Ann I am 8 years old I have been very good this year I would like Alexis Wheetley Dear Santa, My name is Logan Ray Smith I am nine years old I have been very good this year .I would like I pad touch Thank You Santa Dear Santa My name is Chris Baxley I am nine years old I have been very good this year all I want this year is some gifts Thank you Santa Dear Santa My name is Michael Melton and I am 7 years old I have been very good this year I would like a Mario tape, skate shoes and DVD player Thank you Santa Dear Santa My name is Chandler Lashley and I am 3 years old I have been very good this year I would like a loud game Thank you Santa Ms. Childress rst-grade class Dear Santa I would like a doll with a crib and with some clothes and a basketball and makeup and a I pad and a lap top Emaleigh Segree Dear Santa I want a puppy for Christmas Love Brianna Sanders Dear Santa I want make up earrings an a makeup table Clorice Harris Dear Santa I would like a bicycle and skates and x box4 Love Adia Siler Dear Santa I wish for a Chuawawah Cameron Jones Dear Santa I wish for an 3 22 guns I would like a play station with an army game Kaiden Faison Dear Santa I will like a Barbie house I want a baby puppy Dear Santa I want a lot and xbox and play station 2 and 3 games Thank you for everything Shirley Mr. Boyds third-grade class My name is Carson Stulsky And I am 8 years old I have been very good this year I would like a peilot rif e and a new bike Thank you Santa My name is Aaliyah Bree I am nine years old I have been very good this year This year I would like my family to have a good Christmas Thank you Santa Dear Santa My name is Cheyenn Smith I am 8 years old I have been very good this year this year I would like a 4 willer and a gold ring and gold nekles that matches Thank you Santa Cheyenn Smith Dear Santa My name is Kiersten prince and I am 8 years old I have been very good This year I would like a ipad, electric scooter, skates,esay bake, play do, pink laptop, dry erase bord and markers Thank you Santa Kiersten P Dear Santa My name is Makayla Varner I have been very good this year This year I would like a four wheeler and I my family to have a great present Thank you Santa Dear Santa My name is Camron Evans I have been very good this year I would like a ipod touch Thank you Santa Camron Dear Santa My name is Alaina and I am 8 years old I have been very good This year I would like a fourwheeler and a make up cit and a guitar and a ipod hunting bow it will be the best, Thank you Santa Love Alaina Dear Santa My name is Layla Chisholm I am 8 years old I have been nice, good this year I would like a guitar, laptop with vido chat, camra, ipod, cell phone to be the best Christmas ever Thank you Santa Love Layla C. Dear Santa My name is Adam I am ten years old This year I would like a monster truck jacked up 40 inches off the ground with 44s Thank you Santa Adam Dear Santa My name is Damon and I am 10 years old. I have been very good this year I would like a remote control helicopter Thank you Santa Damon Dear Santa My name is Stephen and I am 8 years old I have been very good this year I would like some nintindo games and I would like to spend time with my family. Thank you Santa Stephen Dear Snata My name is Emma and I am 8 years old I have been very good this year. I would like to get a pink laptop with butte ies. Thank you Santa Emma P. Dear Santa My name is Will I am 9 years old. I have been very nice. This year I would like Bickecyle and a PSP handheld game and a cross bow and a 22 rifel Thank you Santa Will P. Dear Santa My name is Brandon and I am ten years old I have been very good this year. I would like you to kom to wallmort I want a hunting bow and I want it on 80 pound. Thank you Santa Brandon S. Dear Santa My name is Charles and I am 8 years old I have been very good. This year I would like a gun to hunt with my dad to shoot something with a crossbow. Thank you Santa Love Charles G. 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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 Christmas Day potluckEnjoy a Christmas Day potluck Sunday, Dec. 25, at Eddy Teachs Raw Bar, 240 E. 3rd St. on St. George Island. Bar opens at 4 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Bring a dish. Everyone is welcome. For info, call 927-5050.Government of ces to closeFranklin County of ces and the courthouse will close Dec. 23-26. Apalachicola city of ces will close Dec. 23-27. Carrabelle of ces will close Dec. 23-26, and they will close at noon Dec. 30 and reopen Jan. 3 for the new year. Franklin County libraries will close Dec. 23-26 and Jan 2. The Apalachicola Municipal Library will be open for regular business hours throughout the holidays. The Franklin County Solid Waste and Recycling, Parks and Recreation and Animal Control Departments will be closed Dec. 23, Dec. 26, Dec. 30 and Jan. 2. They will reopen at 9 a.m. Dec. 27 and Jan. 3.Christmas break for schoolsStudents in Franklin County schools will be on Christmas break through Jan. 2, with their rst day back on Jan. 3. Please drive carefully.Beach blanket bon re On Dec. 31, celebrate with a New Years Eve Beach Bon re on the beach at Lighthouse Park on St. George Island, hosted by the St. George Island Civic Club. The bon re will be lit at 8 p.m. There will be musical entertainment. For info, call 653-6734.Winter bingo on the islandThe St. George Island Civic Club will host winter bingo on Tuesday nights beginning Jan. 3. The games begin at 7 p.m. at the Jay Abbott Firehouse, 324 East Pine Ave. For info, call 653-6734.3 charged with drug traf ckingFrom Staff ReportsThree area residents were arrested Dec. 8 by the Osceola County Sheriffs Of ce and charged with traf cking in oxycodone. According to the Osceola County Department of Corrections daily arrest report, James Lee Amison, 37, of Port St. Joe; Barbara Dawn Dasher, 28, of Eastpoint; and Johnathon B. Gay, 22, of Apalachicola were each charged with trafcking in oxycodone of between 4 and 14 grams and conspiracy to trafc in oxycodone. The three also each face a third charge of possession of a structure or vehicle known to be involved in drug trafcking. Gay and Dasher were required to post a bond of $557,500 each, while Amison was given a total bond amount of $865,000. The felony of traf cking in oxycodone of 13 grams or less carries a possible sentence of three years in jail and a $50,000 ne.Special to the TimesReducing ood risk to life and property is the focus of recent meetings hosted by the Northwest Florida Water Management District. District employees have introduced local, state and federal of cials to the online Map Information Portal, which features clickable property reports, revised ood risk information and predicted depths of ooding. The district, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), hosts risk mapping assessment and planning (MAP) discovery meetings to increase community awareness of improved ood hazard maps, ood mitigation and resilience, said Executive Director Doug Barr. Draft discovery maps for each major watershed will be created following these Risk MAP meetings. After review and re nement, the maps will be nalized and released to the community. The process includes identifying and assessing risk through community input and ood studies, communicating risk by increasing awareness and preparedness, and reducing risk and informing development decision. The goal of our stakeholder meetings is to get to know the community better, especially their views of the ood protection measures and assets they have, said Ron Bartel, director of the districts Division of Resource Management. We also want to obtain new ood hazard information, plans and data and share updated ood maps and protection measures. We want to build on existing maps and ood protection assets and plan for the future. During a recent Apalachicola County jobless rate increases slightlyBy David AdlersteinTimes City Editor Franklin Countys jobless rate rose in November by 0.3 percentage points, to 7.8 percent. According to preliminary numbers released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the countys jobless rose from 410 people without work in October to 428 last month. The drop comes as the labor force rose by 28 workers, from 5,447 in October to 5,475 last month. The countys labor force remains significantly larger than it was one year ago, when it comprised 5,248 workers, and the jobless rate was much higher, at 9.3 percent. Franklin Countys jobless picture put it in a tie with Sumter County for seventh best in the state, better than both the national average of 8.6 percent, and the state average of 10 percent. Monroe County had the states lowest rate at 6.4 percent, followed by Liberty at 6.6, Okaloosa 7.2, Walton 7.3, Wakulla 7.6, and Lafayette County at 7.7 percent. Many of the counties with the lowest unemployment rates are those with relatively high proportions of government employment. There were 32 Florida counties with double-digit unemployment rates in October. The unemployment rate in the Opinion . . . . . . A6 Society . . . . . . A8 Faith . . . . . . . A9 Outdoors . . . . . A10 Tide Chart . . . . A10 Sports . . . . . . A11 Classi eds . . . A16-A17 BARBARA DAWN DASHER JAMES LEE AMISON JOHNATHON B. GAY By Lois SwobodaThe Times At their Dec. 5 meeting, county commissioners heard from a group of kids who are passionate about keeping tobacco away from young people. SWAT, Students Working Against Tobacco, brought the high school cheerleading squad and dozens of other students to speak their mind to the commission. Organizer Delores Croom told commissioners, In the midst of a picturesque coastal community, a beast is lurking. We seek your help in saving our children. The students asked the commission to ban avored tobacco. David Walker, human services program director for the county health department, said Franklin County is no longer No. 1 for underage smokers in the state, but the percentage of young smokers is still about double the state average. He said tobacco avored like watermelon and bubblegum is directed at underage users and should be banned from the countys stores. The cheerleaders performed for the commission chanting, Tobacco-free is the way to be!Students speak against tobacco at commission meeting Tobacco-free is the way to be! Photos by LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesCheerleaders perform for the county commission.See TOBACCO-FREE A7Water District meets to reduce ood risksFAITH EIDSE | NWFWMDKaren Kebart and Dan Tonsmeire list ood risk wishes. See WATER A12 See JOBLESS A7 Thursday, December 22, 2011 VOL. 126 ISSUE 34 In the midst of a picturesque coastal community, a beast is lurking. We seek your help in saving our children.Delores Croom, director of SWAT Dear Santa ...Letters to Santa, A2

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Ms. Smiths rst-grade classDear Santa, How are you? I love you Santa. You make me happy! I love Christmas. I love Mrs. Clause and I want an electric scooter. Love, Tariah Jones Dear Santa, I love you! Thank you for bringing my beep-bop ball last year. I love it. I would like a bullhorn with a siren for Christmas. I hope you are doing good. Love, Adam Moseley Dear Santa, How are you Santa? I want a mini street bike. Will you bring my mom a new car please? Love, Xavier Martin Dear Santa, I dont know if you will ever get this letter. I want a PS3 for Christmas and that candy machine. That is what I want for Christmas and a skateboard and an Xbox 360 and that is all. If I could, I would ask for a guinea pig. Love, Daylon Hunnings Dear Santa, I want a car and a monster truck and jets and roller skates. Love, Ashlin Toner Dear Santa, How are you Santa? How is Mrs. Claus? I want a go go walking puppy and a fairy secret doll. I want a Justin Bieber doll and a real dog. Love, September Ferrell Dear Santa, How are you doing? All I want from Christmas is a go go walking puppy. Love, Brittany Wright Dear Santa, I love you Santa. How has Mrs. Claus been? I have been good. How are the reindeer? I want a trampoline. Do not forget me. Love, Emma Elizabeth Gragg Dear Santa, How are you? How are the elves? How is Mrs. Claus doing? I hope everybody is doing good. Id like to see you. I hope you come to my house. Ho! Ho! Ho! I have been good. I want a DS33D and I want to see a reindeer. I hope everybody a Merry Christmas! Love, Ethan Edgecomb Dear Santa, I want a Christmas presentjust surprise me! I like Santa Claus. I like toys and I like a DSI XL. Love, Riley ONeal Dear Santa, How are the reindeer doing? How are the elves doing? How is Ms. Claus doing? I want a bicycle. I want skates. I want Santa to never forget me! Love, Don Davis Dear Santa, How do you do? Have a good Christmas! I hope you will come to my house. I want most of all a glow book. I love Christmas! Thank you! Never forget Lucy Edwards! Love, Lucy Edwards Dear Santa, How are you and Ms. Clause doing? I want to know. I want to get a basketball goal. Love, TyAsia Yarrell Pink Dear Santa, How do you control your reindeer? I want a DS for Christmas and for my moma to come home. Love, Shalyn Massey Dear Santa, Thank you for bringing me my lego zombieI love it, I love it! I will get a B B gun this year. Love, Zach Libby Dear Santa, I want some snow and a sleigh. I want to see you Santa. How is Rudolf doing? Thats all! Love, Bryson Carmichael Dear Santa, How are the elves doing? How are the reindeer? How is Mrs. Claus? I want a lego hero factory and a dirt bike. Love, Ryland Martina Dear Santa, Im very good. I hope I get skates! Im an elf, a very funny elf. An elf is a toymaker. Love, Sarai CrumblissMrs. Hams rst-grade classDear Santa, I see you Santa. I love you Santa. I love Rudolf. All I want for Christmas is a four-wheeler. Thank you for your elves. Love, Kelsey Martina Dear Santa, I want an IPod. I want a scooter. I want a pizza. I want a bell for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Calayia Jones Dear Santa, I want an airplane and a monster truck. Thank you for bringing me toys. Love, Cole Polous Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! How are your reindeer? All I want for Christmas is a camera and the Grinch movie. Are you doing good? Thank you. Love, Grace Carroll Dear Santa, I want a Nintendo 3DS and a four-wheeler. I also want $100. Thank you Santa. Love, Parker Mock Dear Santa, You are so nice. Today I would like an Ipod. I am so sorry that I did not hang your stocking. Thank you Santa. Love, Emily Smith Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is an iPod. I want a scooter. I want a Barbie. I want a puppy. Thank you for bringing me all I want. Love, Marissa Gilbert Dear Santa, Youre the best. Will you get me an iPod? Will you get me a computer? Thank you. Love, Demarion Burch Dear Santa, I want some presents. I like presents. I want a fourwheeler. I want a bike. I want a small football. Thank you. Love, Emily Fichera Dear Santa, I want an Xbox. I want a play station. I want some toys. Thank you. Love, Cameron Thompson Dear Santa, Please bring me a lot of presents. If you let me pick I will want a 3DS and a DS and a vultron bad guy toy. Thank you. Love, Matthew Gordon Dear Santa, I want a happy napper and a green ball and I want a pink poster and a giant sketch pad. I want a pink computer Wii game set princess ornament and a bingo game and a paint set and a sh. Thank you. Love, Ayla Narvarro Dear Santa, We love you. I want a cat for Christmas. Tell Rudolf I love him. I know he loves me. Thank you. Love, Cloey Malone Dear Santa, I wish for an Xbox 360. I wish for an iPod. I wish for a DSXL. I wish for a DS3D. I wish for a play station 3. Thank you. Love, Dax ChittyMs. Dempseys kindergarten classDear Santa, My name is Jada and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like Make-up, a baby doll, and a straightener for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Jada Allen Dear Santa, My name is Erick and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like animals, a sh and bugs for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Erick Romero Dear Santa, My name is Alexcia and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like trampoline, a straightener and a play kitchen set for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Alexcia McNairMartin Dear Santa, My name is Ashlyn and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like a phone, a house, a Justin Bieber doll for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Ashlyn Vause Dear Santa, My name is Nathan and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like microscope, puppy + Legos for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Nathan Rotella Dear Santa, My name is Dominic and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like a toy motorcycle, a toy monster truck with remote and a toy dog for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Dominic Durbin Dear Santa, My name is TaNya and I am 5 years old. I have been bad this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like make-up, ngernail polish + toy water doll for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, TaNya DeBerry Dear Santa, My name is Ryan and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like make-up, ngernail polish + toy water doll for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Ryan Britcher Dear Santa, My name is Natalie and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like singing Barbie doll, toy jeep a Dora blanket for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Natalie Gibbens Dear Santa, My name is Denim and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like an electric scooter and a cheerleader toy for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Denim Chastain Dear Santa, My name is Tucker and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like bathroom hot wheels race, a stand for the Christmas tree, and a yellow robot for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Tucker Venable Dear Santa, My name is Ben and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like a candy racecar, a candy cane, and skateboard for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Benjamin Tipton Dear Santa, My name is OShawn and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like a ring for my mama, a wooden train for my dad, a toy truck for me, and a necklace for Crystal for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, OShawn Moore Dear Santa, My name is Justin and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like a remote control truck, a Barbie doll for my sister, a Lightning Queen remote control car for my little brother for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Justin Stephens Dear Santa, My name is Onamae and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like a Barbie doll, a bike and makeup for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Onamae Millender Dear Santa, My name is Kirsten and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like a scooter, Lala lootsy and cash register for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Kirsten Martina Dear Santa, My name is Emma and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like a easy bake oven, a treehouse, and a trampoline for Christmas. Thank you Santa. Love, Emma Maldonado Dear Santa ... from the Star & Times Staff Tim, Valerie, Joel, Kari, Gail, David & Lois A2 | The Times Thursday, December 22, 2011 See DEAR SANTA A3

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Thank you Santa. Love, Tyler BaxleyMs. Brokers kindergarten classDear Santa, My name is Reid Nix and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. remote control monster truck 2 a bb gun 3 dart game. Thank you Santa. Love, Reid Dear Santa, My name is Nichola Cooper and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. a motorcycle 2. toys 3. DVD player. Thank you Santa. Love, Nick Dear Santa, My name is Jayden Gray and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. a dragon ball 2. video game 3. a bike 4. a Barbie for Jazmine Thank you Santa. Love, Jayden Dear Santa, My name is Esteban JuanBernabe and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. a bey-blade 2. a pool 3. a bike Thank you Santa. Love, Esteban Dear Santa, My name is Ethan Markham and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. Ghostrider video game 2. batman volcano 3. batman thing that captures joker & penguin. Thank you Santa. Love, Ethan Dear Santa, My name is Mason Pace and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. fourwheeler 2. a dinosaur 3. a bicycle Thank you Santa. Love, Mason Dear Santa, My name is Gavin Millender and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. a drum set 2. a painting set 3. a guitar Thank you Santa. Love, Gavin Dear Santa, My name is James Thompson and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. big giant Patosaurus 2. big giant T-Rex 3. a remote control tank and helicopter. Thank you Santa. Love, James Dear Santa, My name is Corbin Prichard and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. a XL game 2. a new DS 3. a kinect for my xbox 360. Thank you Santa. Love, Corbin Dear Santa, My name is Anthony Stulsky and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. a Wii 2. a bicycle 3. an electric dirt bike Thank you Santa. Love, Anthony Dear Santa, My name is Emily Patterson and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. a x-box 2. a stuffed bear 3. a stuffed bunny Thank you Santa. Love, Emily Dear Santa, My name is Bricyn Kennedy and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. a scooter 2. a bike 3. a motorcycle Thank you Santa. Love, Bricyn Dear Santa, My name is Lynzi Kelley and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. make-up 2. a stuffed bear 3. a treasure box Thank you Santa. Love, Lynzi Dear Santa, My name is Erica Huertos and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. a X-box 2. a smurf game 3. a Nintendo DSI Thank you Santa. Love, Erica Dear Santa, My name is Kaden Downing and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. a pet hamster 2. remote control motorcycle thats green 3. toy logs to build houses with Thank you Santa. Love, Kaden Dear Santa, My name is Pamela Brindis and I am 5 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. a kitty 2. some sh 3. a baby doll Thank you Santa. Love, Pamela Dear Santa, My name is Janalyn Hippensteal and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. trampoline 2. chicken to eat 3. owers Thank you Santa. Love, Janalyn Dear Santa, My name is Ava Gragg and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. I hope you have been healthy and happy this year. This year I would really like these things. 1. a bicycle 2. a stuffed bear 3. a recliner chair Thank you Santa. Love, AvaMs. Smiths rst-grade classDear Santa, How are you? I love you Santa. You make me happy! I love Christmas. I love Mrs. Clause and I want an electric scooter. Love, Tariah Jones Dear Santa, I love you! Thank you for bringing my beep-bop ball last year. I love it. I would like a bullhorn with a siren for Christmas. I hope you are The Times | A3 Thursday, December 22, 2011 Thursday, December 22, 2011 Thursday, December 22, 2011 See DEAR SANTA A4

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Dear Santa ...doing good. Love, Adam Moseley Dear Santa, How are you Santa? I want a mini street bike. Will you bring my mom a new car please? Love, Xavier Martin Dear Santa, I dont know if you will ever get this letter. I want a PS3 for Christmas and that candy machine. That is what I want for Christmas and a skateboard and an Xbox 360 and that is all. If I could, I would ask for a guinea pig. Love, Daylon Hunnings Dear Santa, I want a car and a monster truck and jets and roller skates. Love, Ashlin Toner Dear Santa, How are you Santa? How is Mrs. Claus? I want a go go walking puppy and a fairy secret doll. I want a Justin Bieber doll and a real dog. Love, September Ferrell Dear Santa, How are you doing? All I want from Christmas is a go go walking puppy. Love, Brittany Wright Dear Santa, I love you Santa. How has Mrs. Claus been? I have been good. How are the reindeer? I want a trampoline. Do not forget me. Love, Emma Elizabeth Gragg Dear Santa, How are you? How are the elves? How is Mrs. Claus doing? I hope everybody is doing good. Id like to see you. I hope you come to my house. Ho! Ho! Ho! I have been good. I want a DS33D and I want to see a reindeer. I hope everybody a Merry Christmas! Love, Ethan Edgecomb Dear Santa, I want a Christmas presentjust surprise me! I like Santa Claus. I like toys and I like a DSI XL. Love, Riley ONeal Dear Santa, How are the reindeer doing? How are the elves doing? How is Ms. Claus doing? I want a bicycle. I want skates. I want Santa to never forget me! Love, Don Davis Dear Santa, How do you do? Have a good Christmas! I hope you will come to my house. I want most of all a glow book. I love Christmas! Thank you! Never forget Lucy Edwards! Love, Lucy Edwards Dear Santa, How are you and Ms. Clause doing? I want to know. I want to get a basketball goal. Love, TyAsia Yarrell Pink Dear Santa, How do you control your reindeer? I want a DS for Christmas and for my moma to come home. Love, Shalyn Massey Dear Santa, Thank you for bringing me my lego zombieI love it, I love it! I will get a B B gun this year. Love, Zach Libby Dear Santa, I want some snow and a sleigh. I want to see you Santa. How is Rudolf doing? Thats all! Love, Bryson Carmichael Dear Santa, How are the elves doing? How are the reindeer? How is Mrs. Claus? I want a lego hero factory and a dirt bike. Love, Ryland Martina Dear Santa, Im very good. I hope I get skates! Im an elf, a very funny elf. An elf is a toymaker. Love, Sarai CrumblissMrs. Carltons rst-grade classDear Santa, My name is Brian Cassell and I am 10 years old. I have been very nice this year. Well, except for the one time when I shot a dog in the neak Then I Shot him in the butt Then he jumped in the ditch. I shot him abusing my cat. This year I would like world peace and a 12 gage shotgun for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Charlie Carter and I am 10 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I wacked my little brother in the Butt with a glow necklace for hog tying me to my bed. He is not a good tyer. This year I would like everyone to have a very good Merry Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Ethan Frazier and I am 10 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit my cousin in the face he cried then left I got in trouble by my mom then we made up and played games. This year I would like for the world I want world peace and for my family to have a good Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Hannah Hogan and I am 10 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I argued with my friends and punched my cousin. This year I would like for everyone to celebrate the true meaning of CHRISTmas, Jesuss birth and a purse for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Autumn Nichols and I am 11 years old. I have been very nice this year. Well, except for the one time when I took my brothers tea, and poured orange juice and apple juice in to his tea. This year I would like to give every child a great Christmas, and I want to go sea my Nan all the way in Memphis for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Aracely Gallegos and I am 11 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit my sister in the face and started to call Debrah Dempsey burrito and put hot sauce in my cousins soda on Thanksgiving. This year I would like to end world hunger for everyone in the world and I want a charm bracelet for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Colby T. Boatwright and I am 10 years old. I have been very good boy this year. Well, except for the one time when I accidentally busted my sisters nose. This year I would like world peace amongst others and an electric guitar for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Beyla Walker and I am 10 years old. I have been very pushy and sassy this year. Well, except for the one time when I helped out Mrs. Gray for the Christmas Program when she was very stressed out and when Ive been helping people out with good deeds. This year I would like a computer and an Orbeez soothing spa and maybe a big pink four-wheeler for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Tanaya Harris and I am 10 years old. I have been very nice this year. Well, except for the one time when I threw my sisters homework in the toilet because she was aggravating me. This year I would like iPad 4, gold cart, iPhone 4s, or a droon for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Dylan Waller and I am 11 years old. I have been very naughty this year. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Colton Evans and I am 12 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I acted like Baby boo shay and kicked them in the face. This year I would like a dirt bike, a 900 Honda rancher some games an iPad and clothes and an iPad2 for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Kaylee Smith and I am 12 years old. I have been very nice this year. Well, except for the one time when I smashed my brothers ngers in the door. This year I would like you to help my family in taxes to freedom and I want to be with them for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Benjamin Bernardo Juarez Juan and I am 10 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I put lots of hots sauce in my Dad plate he drink 5 glasses of water. This year I would like people who are poor to be normal and also I want for my self is a intendo3ds for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Jonathan Ham and I am 11 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I put a hair bow on sink sprayer and when my sister turned it on and she was socked. This year I would like a new at screen tv 20 gage shot gun but I got this two days ago for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Shelby Lynn Cross and I am 10 years old. I have been very nice this year. Well, except for the one time when I wrote something nasty about this girl in my diary and these little brats got a hold of my book bag. They showed the teacher and I went to the of ce and got in trouble. This year I would like for the world everything that is ghting to come home for Christmas thats all I want for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Casey Riley and I am 10 years old. I have been very nice this year. Well, except for the one time when I pushed someone off of my fence and the fence broke. So I got my payback so I guess I have not been bad. This year I would like every one to have the best Christmas ever. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Micah McLeod and I am 10 years old. I have been awesome this year. Well, except for the one time when My dad took me to hunt deer and squirrel hunting and we killed 11 squirrels. This year I would like socom re team bravo, aocom re team Brovo 3, call of dudy MW3, bicycle for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Chasity lynn Creamer and I am 11 years old. I have been very sweet this year. Well, except for the one time when I get med at my mom and screamed at her. This year I would like would to be happy IdK for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Duncan Whaley and I am 11 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I shot a squirrel then I fedd it to my dog, and I broke a pitcher at my house, and broke Christmas lights but it wasnt on purpose. This year I would like The apocalypse to happen, so I could see God. And a new xbox 360 for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Ethan Riley and I am 10 years old. I have been very awesome this year. Well, except for the one time when I attacked Mikalin Huckeba. This year I would like The Rapture to happen. An X-Box360 with connect for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Tonnor W. Segree and I am 11 years old. I have been very Naughty this year. Well, except for the one time when I saved a frog. This year I would like The Rapture to happen. I want 10 sacks of coal for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Karolynn Meyers and I am 10 years old. I have been very Good this year. Well, except for the one time when I was little. This year I would like New bike, Big Purse, & Perfume for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Shine Pearson and I am 10 years old. I have been very Good this year. Well, except for the one time when I asked Mrs. Humble did Santa Clause have lice. This year I would like to have a lot of stuff llike some clothes, boats and a lot more for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is James Yancey and I am 11 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I slammed my brothers hand in the elevator doors, sorry!. This year I would like an end to the war, a golf cart, a bunch of bait and tackle, And most of all for Christmas spirit to spread through everyone in the world for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Micheal Owens and I am 12 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I broke in and out of a house and stole things I shouldnt have touched in the rst place. This year I would like Playstation 4, and guns 1 for hunting and MW3! for Christmas. Thank you Santa!Ms. Schaffers third-grade classDear Santa, My name is Destanie Proctor. I am 8 years old. I have been very good this year except for one time when I was not reading and my Mom told me to. This year I would like a ipad, four wheeler and a new easy bake oven. Please dont forget our soldiers and their families. Thank you, Destanie Dear Santa, My name is Eli Whaley. I am ten years old. I have been good this year except for one time when I jumped on my bed. This year I would like a book about Harry Potter. Please dont forget our soldiers and their families. Thank you, Eli Dear Santa, My name is Brycin, I am 8 years old. I have been good this year except for one time when I would not put my socks on. This year I would like the dino set my Mom talked about, toy men, 11 men army, one girl, toy army guns for my men, 3Ds, Fossil Fighters champion, a big air craft carrier toy like the one I had before, A hoola dancer. And dont forget the army peapl and a giant toy dino island and combat of giants dino strike. Dear Santa, My name is Cheyenne. I am 8 years. I have been very good this year except foe one time when I yell at them. I saiud I were sorry. I love my parents and I love sant crous and my family and miss raou so. We have so much fun this Chrismas. Merry Christmas. This year I wold like a ipod, bs a dirt bike, please dont forget the soldoers and their families. Thank you, Cheyenne Lawson Dear Santa, My name is Tressie Edwards. I am 8 years old. I have been very good this year except for one time when I disobeyed my parents. This year I would like a Barbie dream town house or a m.p.3. player. Please dont forget our soldiers and their families. Thank you, Tressie Dear Santa, My name is Gavin Padilla. I am 10 years old. This year I have been very good. But now lets cut to the chase. You want to know what I want for Christmas? A cruise to Hawaii and a play station 3 and Ipad. Thanks, Merry Christmas Dear Santa, My name is Arryonna Cargill. 37 E. PINE 37 E. PIN E FREE TO THEPUBLICCHRISTMAS DINNEROPEN AT 2:00, DINNER AROUND 4:00 UBLIC FR e sta of Weems Memorial Hospital wishes you and yoursA Happy Holiday Season and a HEALTHY New Year! A4 | The Times Thursday, December 22, 2011 See DEAR SANTA A5

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Dear Santa ... Dear Santa ... Dear Santa ... I am 8 years old. I have been very good this year except when I was talking back to my mom. This year I would like a microphone, Sewing machine, I pad touch, Candy and a new elf Christmas dress. Please dont forget our soldiers and their families. Tell you reindeers I will get some more hay for them. Thank you. Love, Arryonna Dear Santa, My name is Ashton. I am 8 years old. I have been very naughty this year except for one time I was good. This year I want a play station, mp 3 player, xbox, four wheeler, 25. Big Bear Honda 70 140 mph plus a truck a ford. Thank you, Ashton T Dear Santa, My name is Hollie. I am nine years old. I have been very good. Except for one time when I was exceptially good. This year I would like a American girl doll. The dolls name is Kayla. She is a Hawiian doll with brown curly hair and brown eyes. Please dont forget our soldiers and their families. Thank you, your friend, Hollie Dear Santa, My name is Charlee Winchester. I am nine years old. I have been very good this year. For one time I was exemplare. This year I would like a dirt bike. Thank you, Charlee Winchester Dear Santa, My name is Colson Shelley. I am 9 years old. I have been very good this year. Except for one time I got a big old party going on. This year I would like a Ipad 2 and 5 airplane tickets to Hawaii and a real monkey. Please dont forget our soldiers and their families. Thank you, Colson Shelley Dear Santa, My name is Clinton Rester. I am 8 years old. I have been very exemplary this year. Except for one time I hit a reindeer. I did not mean to though. This year I would like a playstation 3 and my game call of duty Black ops Ncaa football 12. Please dont forget out soldiers and their families. Tell Rudolph to squench his nose. Thank you, Clinton Rester Dear Santa, My name is Katie Newman. I am 8 years old. I have been exemplary this year. This year I would like you to surprise this year. Please dont forget our soldiers and their families. Thank you, Katie Newman Dear Santa, My name is Krystina Arroyo. I am 8 years old. I have been very good except for a time I was mean to my sisters. This year I would like a cama oge four willer, cama oge gun from pawn shop. Please dont forget our soldiers and their families. Thank you, Krystina Dear Santa, I hope you have a safe Christmas. I am sorry for what I said. I want a Mw3, Xbox 360, Call of Duty Black ops and thats all, please. I know your real sorry. Ethan Anderson Lois Shirleys third-grade classDear Santa, My name is William Austin Gray and I am eight years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I forgot to feed the animals. This year I would like a new tv because the old one doesnt have the new chanles for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Madison Lee Shiver and I am 9 years old. I have been very good and nice this year. Well, except for the one time when I was mean to my brother. Im sorry. This year I would like a bike and a laptop and a phone and 10 math books and to learn how to read and a puppy for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Brooklyn Turner and I am 9 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I tripped over my sister in a game of sackrace. This year I would like a cd player or an Ipod touch screen. I would like a guitar a drum set and a violin and a trumpit. Allsowe a ntendo DS:xl. Allsowe a hourse a fullwiller a dirt bike a pistel a shotgun and a ri e. But most importantly I want a friend for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Shirah Pelt and I am 8 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I was mean and dint want to play with my sister AdriAnnA and she cried. Im sorry and lied a few times to my friends. Hope their ok. This year I would like for my dady and papa to spend Christmas with us. And for my old friends to come be my old new friend. But the thing I want most of all is for my hole family to be together and have a normal day for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Jordan Millender and I am 8 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I went to the principal. I like dirt bikes and tried to get my mom to get me one but I agree she has ve kids to pay for. But I think im gonna get on This year a dirt bike. But my friend is gonna sale me his for 200$ but he was gonna sale it for 1,000$ but he knows me pretty well I would like for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Christian Mann and I am 8 years old. I have been very good and nice this year. Well, except for the one time when I took a pencil. This year I would like a gun skatbourd and a borter. I am the only gay and I have seven sisters. for Christmas. Love Christian Dear Santa, My name is Madalyn Thompson and I am eight years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I pushed the dog in my bed. This year I would like a laptop new barbies, baby dolls, a at screen television, and a new room and a bed. A replace.1.2 million dollars. A Radio. And for the people off of Extreme Home Makeovers to come redo my house. And a car for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Tony Millender and I am 9 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I jumped on my dad boat and I did not lisen. This year I would like an xbox 360, call of Duty black Ops, Nintendo ds, playstation 3, wwe 12, Duckes of hazard the return of general lee, fast and furus, a Dirt Bike, internet for my Flaystation and all of the Captain under pants for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Justin Worten and I am 9 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when axadindly hit my brother with a pan. This year I would like I want a potle, and basble bat for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Landen Millender and I am 8 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I got mad at my brother. Because he chewed some of my lago pieces. But I said sorry and it was ok.This year I would like some minutes for my phone. A trampleine, a new foot-ball and a Lago set. Skatebord, air hot to control, some bulitets formy 4-10, new skope for my gun. A rubberband gun. for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Whitney Estes and I am 9 years old. I have been very bad this year. Well, except for the one time when I like today I hallped 3 piple.. This year I would like A Barby Dream house, my daddy and a trand pupie for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Bradley Lee and I am 8 years old about to be 9. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I got mad and yelled. This year I would like an IPad a new baseball and gym equipt an new black berry. Phone and cooking stuff. I also want a laptop Santa really thats all I want. for Christmas. Love, Bradley Dear Santa, My name is Breauna Shiver and I am 8 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I axdille push my brother. This year I would like A puppy and a new scooter, And a oowt and some more picks for my guitar. And for my brothe happy feet 2 for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Ashaurean Brown and I am 8 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I walked away from my aunt when she was talking. This year I would like a bike, golf cart, tv, mp3 Player, laptop, jewelry, gold chan, white dog, shoes brown boots for Christmas.Mrs. Kings fourth-grade classDear Santa, My name is Shelby Thompson and I am 10 years old. I have been very kind this year. Well, except for the one time when I peeked at my Christmas presents. This year I would like A puppy, xiaxias and a 3DS and a gun to go hunting for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Tristan Segree and I am 9 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I got in a ght with my sister. This year I would like ,y own laptop and some toys like a, skates and a good Crismas for my family for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Alexy Patritcha Erickson and I am 10 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I fought with my sister. This year I would like A MP3 player, A trampleine, A new bunny named cookie, And a Christmas to spend time with my whole family for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Stephen Smith and I am 9 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I peeked into me present to see it. This year I would like An xbox 360 so I could play my own game. And a paper jams guitar so I can Rock out and an iPod so I could listen to my own music for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Jose Manule Aguilar and I am 10 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I had a ght wet my mom, my dad, my friend, sister, and my aunt. This year I would like to have a new game for my xbox, to go mixco for christmas and I want a now shing pole a ipod a mp3 a pet turtle, and that is all I want for my wunderful sant to get me all I will be for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is KT Nessly and I am 10 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I accidently hit my brother with a football. This year I would like a pet bird to play with and a sewing machine to sew pillows and blankets for my whole family and material to sew for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Chloe Owens and I am 91/2 years old. I have been very sweet this year. Well, except for the one time when I pulled Emilys hair because she was picking on me. This year I would like Xia-Xia pets, cellphone minutes (Straight talk), Zone, Wiigames. I would like my own laptop so I do not have to share with my sister for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Peyton Chitty and I am 10 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit Jose on accident because we were playing pretend ight. This year I would like to be good, a doll, a ipad, a DSixl, a games for DSixl and a Nintendo 3D DS and a dog toys for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Jacob Shirley and I am 10 years old. I have been very nice this year. Well, except for the one time when I choke slamed my brother down the slide. This year I would like wrestling belts, WWe12 the video game, pokemon, cards, a dog, Ipod touch, Verizon phone, college football 2012 the video game and a Kendal for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Zander McCalpin and I am 10 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I got in a ght with Keondre. This year I would like a DSiXL and a new Ripstick for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Keondre Sowell and I am 10 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I got in a ght with Zander. This year I would like A go-cart, Epad (or a Ipad), Nintendo 3 ds, Annoying Orange Talking Toys, For my dad to get out of Jail, to get 200 million dollars, a slither scooter, an electric scooter, and for my family to get enough money to buy a new house for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Austin Glass and I am 10 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I hit Alex Herdy on the bus we got in a t. This year I would like to have a ipod touch and a for weel, a dirt bike, a 270 a 410 for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Keondre Sewell and I am 10 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I got in a ght with Zander. This year I would like A go-cart, Epad (or a Ipad), Nintendo 3 ds, Annoying Orange Talking Toys, For my dad to get out of Jail, to get 200 million dollars, a slither scooter, an electric scooter, and for my family to get enough money to buy a new house for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Kyron Wheeler and I am 10 years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I was play ghting when my mom told us not. This year I would like a DS3 game fouwheeler pit bike iPod and a monster truck for Christmas. Dear Santa, My name is Kaleb J.E. Foley and I am 9 years old. I have been very generous this year. Well, except for the one time when I was riding the bus and I was not listening to the driver and I got in trouble. This year I would like Head phones, Binder camera a, MB3 payer, pencil sharpener, pencils, erasers, markers, paper, croyns, ppaints play station 2 games, DSi games, Alvin and the chipmuncks shipwrecked the move, othe movie, the smurfs the movie and rubberbands for Christmas.Mrs. Fords second-grade classDear Santa, I want a Itunes card for my MP3 Player and I want some cool sunglasses. I want a phone. Yea Santa I realy want a phone and I want a new bike. I want some PSP games to and I cant think of any thing else. Your friend, DLlan Grif n Dear Santa, I love you so much. Wut I what for Clritmas is to tuch a raindeer for Chrtmas. I what a preset. Your friend, Kristin Estes Dear Santa, I want a cellphone for Cristmas. Btw I will leave some milk and cookies for you. I also want a xbox connect with games. And I want to get a necklace that says Amber for my mom. Your friend, Brianna Sutcliffe Dear Santa, I have been very nice. I hope I get a art set that you can trae with. Then y can give me whatever you want to give me. Santa I will have cookies and milk wating for you to eat. Ther is one more thing I want that is a nail set. Your friend, Khiya Bell Dear Santa, I want a za.za. pet and some games with it to and a nuther one of the za.za. pet to go with black and white spots with 12 games with my game boy and a bike for my little brother. Your friend, Michael Square Dear Santa, I wot a Barbie Nail printer My class is very nice Ms. Ford is very nice and tell the elves I said hi. Your friend, Rileigh Boatwright Dear Santa, I want a new video game and a kart I can drive and play with my kart and I want my video game to be Aosome. Your friend, Brendon Polous Dear Santa, I have been so nice and not notey. I didnt pote or cry and my birthday is towmorrow at rokinland but for cristmas I want a 145 doller. Castle bike computer scooter I want Lots of things for cristmas. Love you Santa. Your friend, Ava Mcanally Dear Santa, I have been a nice girl. I want an Ipod, Xbox 360, fourweeler, a wii with games, Barbie dream town house. So will you kindly put them under my tree. I would be glad. Merry Christmas Santa! Your friend, Sydney Shuman Dear Santa, This year I want a psp play Station 3, laptop, puppy, a knife set, a machete with a case, xbox with connect, art set, camo wallet, money clip, one straped from the staff at197 Highway 98 Eastpoint, FL 32328 (850) 670.4334 Left to right Front row Stormy Wise, Myah Wise, Chris Wise Back row Troy Segree, Wonda Allen, Tina Boone, Josh Banks Thursday, December 22, 2011 The Times | A5 Thursday, December 22, 2011 Thursday, December 22, 2011 See DEAR SANTA A14

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OpinionA6 | The Times USPS 027-600Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 VP/Publisher: Karen Hanes Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Apalachicola Times P.O. Box 820 Apalachicola, FL 32329 Phone 850-653-8868 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT APALACHICOLA, FL 32329 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. TO ALL ADVERTISERSIn case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 Formerly The Apalachicola TimesBy Ron HartungSpecial to the Times Medical errors during hospital stays make headlines, but far more common are problems that occur after patients, especially older ones, go home. Little research has focused on the critical weeks after discharge, and none has focused on rural patients until now. Dennis Tsilimingras, assistant professor at the Florida State University College of Medicine, has been awarded a two-year, $908,000 grant from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. With the participation of the Tallahassee Memorial Hospitalist Group, this study will monitor approximately 600 patients, half of them rural, for three weeks right after theyre discharged. Ultimately the goal is to recommend ways to reduce post-discharge problems, which often involve medications, said Tsilimingras, director of the medical schools Center on Patient Safety Dr. Tsilimingras grant is designed to evaluate how safe our health care system is when patients transition their care from hospital to home, said Les Beitsch, associate dean for health affairs. He may play an instrumental role in making patient care safer and better. Tsilimingras (pronounced chiliMING-gras) and his fellow researchers will be looking for medical errors that injure patients. Or, in the language of patient safety, post-discharge adverse events. He said the only previous U.S. study, done in Boston, found 19 percent of discharged patients experienced an adverse event. When that study was replicated in Ottawa, the rate was 23 percent. Tsilimingras said those were ve to six times higher than inhospital rates. Neither study looked at rural patients. The study has three specic aims: Identify adverse events and determine which ones could be prevented or at least be less severe. Researchers hypothesis is the rate among the rural population will be higher than among the non-rural because of less access to follow-up health care. Identify the causes. Their hypothesis is that most adverse events will be related in some way to medications, sometimes resulting from a miscommunication between the patients regular physician and the hospital physician. In the Boston study, medication problems were a factor in two-thirds of all adverse events after discharge. And because older patients typically have more medications, they more often have adverse events. Examine other factors that could play a role, such as whether the patient didnt have a primary care physician, or whether the patient had a chronic disease before entering the hospital and, if so, the severity of that disease. Tsilimingras hopes this study can lay the foundation for a screening tool that would ag any patients who are particularly at risk. Equipped with that information, hospital physicians would not discharge those patients until the risk factors had been addressed. In the meantime, Tsilimingras has this advice for patients: Always talk to the physician. Always ask as many questions as possible. Always have a list of your medications with you. Before youre discharged, make sure you know what youre supposed to do next. Make sure you know what to tell your own physician, because you cant assume he or she has spoken with the hospital physician. And if you cant take these steps, bring along a family member who can. Thursday, December 22, 2011Devastation of Fill and Bay by Progress Energy and JacksonCook Construction and OthersDear Editor: I grew up with my feet underneath a Florida Power Corporation (now Progress Energy) table for 18 years. My family moved to Apalachicola in 1943 when my father, Ralph W. Norman, took the job of engineer. He worked for Florida Power Corporation, designing most of the lines from Port St. Joe, to Madison, Florida until 1965, when he retired as Division Manager of this District. I can tell you that he would be horried at the actions of Progress Energy today. When I look at the barges and other equipment being used in Apalachicola Bay, I wonder what impact this is having on the oyster beds in the Bay, and when I look at the devastation caused by Jackson-Cook Construction and others along the ll area of the bridge, it makes me sick and furious. Do these companies plan to pay for the damages done to our Bay and to the llarea between the bridges? Can the damage done to these areas even be repaired? If a local citizen had caused this type of devastation, he/she would b e put under the jail. My late husband, John Taylor, Jr., worked locally as a micro-biologist for the Department of Natural Resources (now DOA) for around 36 years, and spent a great deal of time on the Bay. John always told me that he had been instrumental in having a law passed that forbids any recreational vehicle to park within 50 feet of the shellsh growing waters of the State of Florida because of the possible leakage of sewage into the land and thus, into the Bay. Take a look at what is parked down there now, both along the road and in the water areas, and ask yourself what might be leaking into the Bay from that mess. One good sewage leak from one of their portable potties could close the Bay down indenitely. John would be most unhappy to see what is taking place along the ll-area and at the east end of the bridge today. It is my understanding that the building of these monstrous lines by Progress Energy will not enhance our local service one iota, but it will enable Progress Energy to sell electricity to other companies and states. In my mind, the end results do not justify the means. I applaud those who had the courage and initiative to le a lawsuit to try to stop those ugly poles from degrading property values and defacing the streets of Apalachicola. These efforts came to naught. Maybe some day, we will have a circuit judge serving Franklin County who will stand up and do the right thing by the citizens of Franklin County and not cave in to Big Business. Needless to say, I no longer own Progress Energy stock. By copy of this letter, I am asking Chris Brooks, of Department of Agriculture, Shell Fish Assessment & Enhancement Division, to personally inspect the areas mentioned above to make sure these companies are in compliance with the Laws of the State of Florida. Sincerely, Shirley Norman Taylor The holiday season, with excited children, rushing parents, holiday decorations, and holiday parties, can unfortunately create potential for accidental poisonings. The staff of the Florida/ USVI Poison Information Center in Jacksonville would like to remind everyone of the potential poisoning hazards that could threaten your holiday cheer. Bacterial food poisoning from mishandled food at parties can result in diarrhea, stomach pain and vomiting. These symptoms usually go away in 12 to 24 hours; however, severe and persistent symptoms, especially when accompanied by fever, can signal that medical attention is needed. Holiday decorations at this time of year often nd their way into a young childs or pets mouth. Likewise, alcoholic beverages left unattended at family parties have been known to change holiday cheer into a signicant cause for concern. The Poison Center can be reached at (800) 2221222, 24 hours a day, to immediately help with any of these concerns or to answer questions about these holiday hazards. The following tips can help you to ensure a safer holiday season. Dont forget to remind your sleepover holiday guests to keep their medications up, out of reach and out of sight of young children. Do not thaw food at room temperature; this allows for bacterial growth. Thaw frozen food unwrapped in the refrigerator. Wash work areas, utensils and hands after contact with uncooked meat. Cook food carefully as to prevent salmonella. Salmonella is a common and widespread cause of food poisoning and is typically found in raw meats, poultry, eggs, milk, sh and their byproducts. Salmonella can only be destroyed by cooking food thoroughly to temperatures above 140 degrees. Refrigerate leftovers separately after the meal; room temperature is not sufcient. Use leftover turkey, stufng and gravy within three days of cooking. Though theyre not fatal poisons, poinsettias, if consumed, can cause some stomach pain and even vomiting. Keep small children and pets away from poinsettias to keep the plant pretty and the kids and pets comfortable. Antique ornaments might have hidden hazards. Be aware that some older ornaments may be decorated with harmful lead paints or contain poisonous liquids. Bubble lights may contain methylene chloride which is toxic if the liquid is swallowed. The use of articial snow can cause respiratory problems if not used in a well-ventilated area. Angel hair, made of spun glass, is irritating to the eyes and skin. Be mindful of icicles or tinsel; both can be a choking hazard if put in the mouth. Lamp oils can be toxic if contents are swallowed and coughed or vomited into the lungs. Articial tree scents often contain alcohol and other irritants, and can be dangerous if swallowed or sprayed into the eyes. Tree preservatives should also be kept away from children and pets. Many small decorations, toy parts, and batteries can block a childs airway if swallowed. If the decoration or toy ts into the inside of an empty toilet paper roll it may be too small for very young children to handle. Button batteries are particularly dangerous if swallowed and require immediate medical attention. Clean up immediately following all holiday parties so that alcohol, cigarette butts, and other potentially harmful items are not within reach of children who may imitate adult behavior. A small amount of alcohol can cause a childs blood sugar to drop to a dangerously low level. Sleepiness, seizures and breathing difculties can occur when a child swallows alcohol. Store all alcoholic beverages in a locked cabinet or up and out of reach and sight of children. Dont drink and drive. Call the Poison Help line 24 hours a day at (800) 222-1222 for information or advice on holiday poisoning hazards or in a poisoning emergency. Program the number into your phone for quick access or download the free iPhone App at www. aapcc.org. When the problem is poison, the answer is poison control. Franklin County is Republican country. To prove the point, in last years general election, Franklin voters selected Republican candidates for federal and state ofces over Democrat candidates 58 percent to 41 percent. Yet, Democrat voters outnumber Republican voters in Franklin by a whopping 70 percent to 22 percent. The majority of Democrat voters in Franklin are small-government, lessregulation, less taxes, conservatives. So, it is no mystery why a majority of conservative-thinking voters consistently vote for the party that best represents their political beliefs in state and federal elections. The question is, why are you still registered as a Democrat, a party that does not represent your beliefs? The claim, Well, I have to be registered as a Democrat so I can vote in local elections is faulty. The Democratic party today is not your grandfathers Democratic party. You know, right now, you are not going to vote for Barack Obama in next years general election. In the 2008 election, Franklin voters favored John McCain over Obama nearly 2 to 1. And, that was before you even knew anything about Obama. Floridas Presidential primary election is January 31. The deadline to register to vote is January 3. If you are not registered Republican on or before that date, you are not going to get to vote in the Presidential primary, and you are not going to have a say in who the Republican candidate is. Do yourself a favor, join your small-government, less-regulation and tax neighbors and change your voter registration to Republican. Do it today! Youll be glad you did. And, you just might start seeing a lot more Republicans running for local ofces. Ned Pooser Republican State Committeeman for Franklin CountyDo yourself a favor, register RepublicanFSU study to examine risks to rural hospital patients LeETTeER ToO THeE edEDIToORPoison proong your home for the holidays RaRA Y STa A NYa A Rd D | Special to the TimesDr. Dennis Tsilimingras with a patient.

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LocalThe Times | A7Thursday, December 22, 2011Gulf Coast Workforce region (Bay, Franklin and Gulf counties) was 9.8 percent in November, equal to the current state rate and 1.8 percentage points lower than the regions 2010 rate of 11.6 percent. Our unemployment rate was up almost a half-percent from last month, but down almost 2 percent from last year, said Kim Bodine, executive director for Gulf Coast Workforce Board. This is typical for this time of year for us. The state has over 1 percent of job growth, while ours is slightly down, but we have to remember that while our strongest seasons for tourism are in the spring and summer, the most populated areas of the state have a season that begins in October. Our biggest job loss over the year was in retail trade, while the states biggest job gain was in retail trade. With close to 10,000 people out of work, our top priority is on connecting job seekers with jobs and working with our counties, municipalities and economic development partners to attract more job creators to the area, she said. The November 2011 unemployment rates in the counties that comprise the Gulf Coast Workforce region were Bay County, up to 9.9 percent from 9.5; and Gulf County, up to 9.8 percent from 9.6. Floridas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in November 2011 was 10.0 percent, the lowest since May 2009, when it was also 10.0 percent. This represented 926,000 jobless out of a labor force of 9.2 million. The states unemployment rate was down 0.4 percentage point from Oct. 2011 and was 1.9 percentage points lower than the Nov. 2010 rate of 11.9 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was 8.6 percent in November. Floridas unemployment rate has been higher than the nations since February 2008. Floridas seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment in November 2011 was 7.28 million, an increase of 8,500 jobs (+0.1 percent) from Oct. 2011. The number of jobs in the state was up 98,100 over the year, an increase of 1.4 percent from Nov. 2010. The overthe-year growth rates in the past three months were the strongest since March 2007. Nationally, the number of jobs was up 1.2 percent over the year. November was the 14th consecutive month with positive annual job growth after the state lost jobs for more than three years. The industry gaining the most jobs was trade, transportation, and utilities (+35,900 jobs, +2.5 percent). Other industries gaining jobs included private education and health services (+32,700 jobs, +3.0 percent); leisure and hospitality (+28,600 jobs, +3.1 percent); professional and business services (+15,800 jobs, +1.5 percent); nancial activities (+7,700 jobs, +1.6 percent); and manufacturing (+5,200 jobs, +1.7 percent). These industry job gains were partially because of increases in clothing and accessory stores; ambulatory health care services; food services and drinking places; employment services; real estate; and fabricated metal product manufacturing. Industries losing jobs over the year included total government (-12,300 jobs, -1.1 percent), information (6,000 jobs, -4.5 percent), construction (-5,900 jobs, -1.8 percent), and other services (-3,900 jobs, -1.3 percent). These industry job losses were partially because of losses in state government; telecommunications; construction of buildings; and membership associations and organizations. 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. CHARMING APALACHICOLA!Charming 2BR/2BA home on lot, north historic district. New in 2007, fenced backyard, screened porch. Call to see today, wont last long!MLS# 245724.................$199,000 850.653.6477 850.653.6718 850.653.6875AFFORDABLE GREATER APALACHICOLA.3 BR/2BA 1142 sq.ft home with large Great condition at a great price! MLS# 244700...........$115,000 ST. GEORGE ISLAND BAYVIEW! MLS# 245514..............$299,000ST. GEORGE ISLAND GULF VIEW4BR/4BA close to center of island and landscaping.MLS#245752..................$399,000CHARMING PRE-CONSTRUCTION MLS# 245564.................$289,000NEW LOW PRICE! EASTPOINT land. MLS# 244269...............$120,000 ST. GE ORG E I SLAN D ST. GE ORG E I SLAN D CHARMING CHARMING AFF OR D A B L E G R E A TE A TE A R AFF OR D A B L E G R E A TE A TE A R CHARMING CHARMING S T G T G T E ORG E ISLAN D N EW LO EW LO EW W PRIC W PRIC W E N EW LO EW LO EW W PRIC W PRIC W E NEW LISTING!Leon Teat 850.653.5656 850.370.0835 850.899.8300 TOBACCO-FREE from page A1 JOBLESS from page A1Then one by one, the youngsters took the podium to give commissioners a lesson about tobacco. The commission voted unanimously to support SWATs ght against avored tobacco and gave the students a standing ovation for their efforts. A glance at the Florida Youth Tobacco surveys for 2008 and 2010 reveals that Franklin County has made progress in slowing the spread of tobacco consumption by underage people, but the rate of tobacco use among young people here is roughly double the state average. In 2008, 24 percent of Franklin county middle school students and 55 percent of high school students said they had used some form of tobacco in the last 30 days. In 2010, the rate of use by county middle school students had dropped to 16 percent, a decrease of 8 percent. Use by high school students had decreased by 7 percent to 48 percent. The acceptance of smoking within the family can in uence students smoking behavior. About 32 percent of middle school students and 19 percent of high school students within Franklin County report that smoking is allowed in the home. Statewide, only about 12 percent of households with schoolaged children allow smoking. There hasnt been a signi cant change in the percentage of households that allow smoking in Franklin County since 2008; however, fewer middle school students report exposure to secondhand smoke in the 2010 survey. Seventy-three percent of high school students reported exposure within the last seven days, a gure that does not vary signi cantly from 2008. This is a positive trend, but compared to the state rate of use 9 percent by middle school students and 22 percent for high school students the Franklin County numbers are alarming. Over the last two years, the percentage of students using tobacco statewide has changed little. Why has there been a dramatic decrease in use within Franklin County? An increased focus on comprehensive tobacco education is part of the answer. In 2008, only 8 percent of middle school students and 4 percent of high school students said they had received comprehensive tobacco education. This was about half of the state average. In 2010, 20 percent of Franklin County middle school students said they had received comprehensive tobacco education. Statewide, only 15 percent said they had received the same training. At the high school level, the percentage of students who said they had received comprehensive education had doubled to eight percent, which is roughly equivalent to the state level. UNEMPLOYMENT BY THE NUMBERSCounty Nov. 2011 Oct. 2011 Nov. 2010 Bay 9.9 9.5 11.7 Calhoun 8.1 7.8 9.7 Franklin 7.8 7.5 9.3 Gulf 9.8 9.6 11.8 Holmes 8.0 7.6 9.0 Jackson 8.2 7.9 9.0 Walton 7.3 7.5 8.9 Washington 10.7 10.3 12.7 WESTON State Rep. Franklin Sands, D-Weston, has introduced a measure for the 2012 legislative session that would ban cellphone use within school zones in Florida. Under House Bill 783, drivers using cellphones and similar devices in school zones would be ned $30, and the funds collected would be used to help pay for school resource of cer programs. It is of paramount importance that we keep our children safe at school, Sands said. Banning cellphone usage of every type by drivers within the school zone is a good rst step. No parent wants to be accidently complicit in the death or injury of school children because they were momentarily distracted while driving by texting or talking on a cellphone. Data collected in 2010 by the National Transportation Safety Board found that cellphone use contributed to 900,000 vehicle crashes, 417,000 persons injured and 3,092 people killed. Under HB 783, a person who uses a cellular telephone or other handheld electronic communications device while operating a motor vehicle in a school zone will be subject to a traf c citation. The ban, which would take effect July 1, does not apply to police of cers or emergency medical services personnel in the performance of of cial duties. The ban also does not apply to persons requesting medical or emergency assistance, or anyone reporting illegal activity, a traf c accident or crash, or a road hazard that threatens drivers. Cellphone use will be allowed in a motor vehicle in a school zone if the vehicle is at rest in a shoulder lane or is otherwise lawfully parked. Bill seeks to ban cellphone use in school zones

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A8 | The Times Thursday, December 22, 2011 PETOFTHEWEEK Franklin County Humane Society Qualications: Expertise in: Now Accepting AppointmentsCall Toll Free 888-681-5864 For more info www.seclung.com Lung Disease SpecialistRob Garver, MDNow Seeing Patients in Port St. Joe NOW BCBS-FL IN-NETWORK PROVIDER SocietyA lost kitten found treed by dogs on 21st Street needs a home. Looking for the owner of or a home for this beautiful female silver tabby kitten. Very cute, friendly and playful. Please call 830-7097 if you can help. Looking for a good home if owner cannot be found.Happy Birthday!On Dec. 25, Calayia Sedria Jones of Apalachicola will be 7 years old. She is the daughter of Colela Jones of Apalachicola and Sedric Jones of Destin. She has three sisters Harmony and Sedria Jones and Charlotte Quan. Her maternal grandparents are Harrison and Bonnie Jones of Apalachicola and paternal grandparents are the late James Daniels and Belinda Preston of Bakerton, Ga. Maternal great grand parents are Harrison and Louise Jones of Albany, Ga. and Eugene and the late Lela Russ of Apalachicola. Paternal great grandparents are Jimmy and Dorothy Lions of Bakerton, Ga. Happy birthday with love from Mom and Dad and the whole family!Happy Birthday Mitchell!This is for a birthday announcement for my step-son Mitchell Lee Monroe Jr who turns 12 on New Years Eve, Dec. 31. His father, Mitchell Monroe Sr., sisters B.B., Hannah, Farrah and Maranda; and stepmother, Shary; wish him the very best for the next year, and we are so proud of the young man he is turning out to be. The not-for-pro t Franklin County Community Development & Land Trust Corporation is hosting a house concert by singer-songwriter Louise Mosrie from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 111 Water Street, in Apalachicola. Randall Big Daddy Webster (bigdaddyblues. com/) opens the show, which bene ts the Franklin County Community Development & Land Trust so it can continue its community outreach and housing work. Mosries incredible contemporary folk music (www.louisemosrie. com) touches audiences collective soul with her gentle expressive voice, deft fretwork and piercing lyrics. Her honors include Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist 2011; Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Contest 2011 runner-up.; Home CD nished #11 on the 2010 Folks DJ charts.; 2010 Wild ower! Performing Songwriter Winner; and Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Songwriting Competition 2009 Winner. Rich Warren of WFMTFM Chicago says of Mosrie; basically, shes William Faulkner with a guitar. Watch and listen for yourself with these video links: vimeo.com/15553507 and http://youtu.be/ YZhOlxElhcI. Seating is limited to 40 people so be sure to buy your tickets now. Tickets are $15 each and be purchased by contacting Steve Watkins at smwiii@ att.net and 566-2719. And please bring a covered dish of your choice so everyone can share theirs. For more information, pictures, MP3s, etc. contact Watkins, or Mosrie at louise@ louisemosrie.com, and/ or Webster at email@ randallwebster.com and 933-3355. By David AdlersteinTimes City Editor The Weems Hospital Foundation, working to raise funds for needed equipment for the hospital, is planning a big annual fundraiser for Saturday, Jan. 7 in front of the Water Street Inn. The event will feature a cook-off contest for who can create the most succulent and delicious pork butts and chicken. Were trying to get it established, said John Solomon, who sits on the 17-member foundation board, which is chaired by Rachel Chesnut. He said that after the Eastpoint Fire Departments cookoff in March decided to focus entirely on ribs, pork butts and chicken became a natural for helping to get the hospital fundraiser off the ground. While not yet sanctioned, the Jan. 7 event will be governed by Florida Barbecue Association rules, with winners receiving trophies. Certi ed judge Jerry Thompson will be among the judges. Solomon said the sheriffs of ce 10-4 BBQ team will take part, as well as teams from Apalachicola, Eastpoint and St. George Island, and all others both individuals and organizations who step forward. Teams pay an entry fee of $25 for chicken and $25 for butts. Funds raised from sales at the booths are donated to the foundation, which is hoping to raise enough to buy an ultrasound machine, which helps in a variety of diagnoses and costs roughly $28,000. The foundation has so far raised about $15,000 since it was created two years ago, he said. We have other projects on the burner, Solomon said. We will be purchasing stuff for the hospital to advance health care in the county. Or funds will be used to pay for technicians to be trained, to save a trip to Tallahassee or Panama City for an existing hospital worker. The day-long event, which begins at 9 a.m., will also feature a silent auction, one item of which Solomon knows well a neon sign advertising Red Dog beer, which has never been used and which he has owned for 15 years. The foundation will also be selling pork butt dinners for $8, or $6 for a sandwich. Solomon said plans are to begin serving food at about noon, with contestants turning in their entries at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. For more info, call 6538853. Hope you are planning to join us for the Candlelight and Carol Service at Lanark Community Church on Christmas Eve. The service will begin at 6 p.m. and everyone is welcome. The Christmas Eve Vigil Mass, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, will begin at 5 p.m., Christmas Eve. Christmas Day Mass will be at 7:30 a.m. Have a blessed and safe Christmas. Well my Aunt Mary did it again this year. She and a group from her church hopped on the bus and went to North Carolina to help Frank Graham and his volunteers pass out presents for the less fortunate. She really enjoys doing this of course shes only 94 years old. There will be two New Years Eve dances here in the Village. Chillas Hall you can dance to Ron Vices DJ platters and enjoy the evening from 7 p.m. till midnight. Everyone Welcome. There will also be a dance at the Camp Gordon Johnston Legion Post 82. The Dwellers will provide the music for your dancing and listening pleasure. Finger food will be available and champagne at midnight. A donation of $5 will be required. Come join us. Everyone welcome. Dont forget to leave the cookies and milk out. Be kind to one another, check on the sick and housebound, and always remember Hes the Reason for the Season. Until next time, God Bless America, our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry. Happy BIRTHDAY Happy BIRTHDAY Laurie Mosrie concert to bene t land trustThis Christmas kitten needs a home LANARK NEWSJim WelshUpcoming events for the Christmas SeasonWeems Foundation plans fundraiser

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The Times | A9Thursday, December 22, 2011 The United Methodist Churches of Franklin County Welcome You First United Methodist Church of ApalachicolaWorship Service 11:00 a.m. every Sunday Sunday School 10:00 a.m. 75 5th St. Apalachicola 653-9530 fumcapalach@gtcom.net Pastor: Rev. Themo PatriotisCarrabelle United Methodist ChurchWorship Services 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery Mondays 7-9 p.m. 102 NE Ave. B Carrabelle 697-3672 Pastor: Julie StephensEastpoint United Methodist ChurchWorship Service 10:00 a.m. every Sunday Healing service every fourth Monday at 7:00 p.m. 317 Patton Dr. (corner of David St.) 670-8825 Pastor: Rev. Beth WhiteSt. George Island United Methodist Church9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Fellowship Hour 201 E. Gulf Beach Dr. 9274635 www.sgiumc.org Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis First Pentecostal Holiness Church379 Brownsville Road Apalachicola Were excited about what Gods doing!!!Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am Sunday Evening Service 6:00 pm Monday, Youth Group 6:30 pm Wednesday, Royal Rangers, G.A.P.7:00 pm Wednesday Worship & Word 7:30 pmNursery Provided during regular church services 7:00 7:00 First Baptist ChurchSt. George Island 501 E. Bayshore Drive 927-2257 R. Michael Waley, Pastor Join us as we praise and worship the living Christ. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise. Psalm 145:3 Sunday Bible Study................................................10:00am Worship Praise........................................................11:00am Sunday Night............................................................7:00pm Wednesday Power Hour......................................7:00pm Wednesday Youth at S.P.L.A.S.H.......................7:00pm Walking in Christ R. Michael Whaley, Pastor WELCOMES YOUChurch of the Ascension101 NE First Street CarrabelleSUNDAY10:00 AM WELCOMES YOUChurch THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH (850) 274-4490 (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. FaithThis week, children everywhere are anticipating the arrival of Santa to deliver their presents. The Santa is watching threat is no longer effective by now since mom and dad have used it to death. Parents double check to ensure the kids get an equal amount of presents because they will denitely count. They conrm their list to make sure no one is forgotten as they wrap the presents (purchased on maxed-out credit cards) and prepare for the next party. Between family, work, and church gatherings, everyone is sure to increase one pant size (or more). Christmas photos check, Christmas decorations check, Christmas cards check, Christmas cookies check. Christmas morning nally arrives and the family waits in anticipation. Presents are distributed and ripped open while mom and dad reect on the extra work hours and weeks of shopping it took to get to this moment. Torn paper piles into a mound in the oor and within a matter of minutes, it is all over. To add injury to insult, one of your children informs you that she is going back to bed. You overhear another one of the children talking on the phone to a friend saying, It was ok, I guess. Maybe grandma will get me what I really wanted. Another child is complaining that he cannot play with his toy because you forgot batteries; so much for the list. The youngest child seems to have more fun with the boxes the gift came in than the gift itself. Visions of snatching up the gifts, throwing them in the car, and taking them back to the store become an overwhelming urge. We promise ourselves that next year will be different, only to nd ourselves doing it all over again year after year. To us, the perfect Christmas would consist of being the one that bought the perfect gift for every one and each recipient would actually appreciate it. Everything would t, work properly, and would be exactly what they wanted. Nearly everyone agrees that Christmas is over-commercialized and under-emphasized for the true meaning of what it represents. I believe if we could get our priorities in line, the appreciation we desire from our family will manifest. True joy comes from giving and we need to train our children at a young age that Christmas is about giving, not receiving. Those warm fuzzies you get when you help others are more than just emotions; they are a result of the Spirit of God stirring within you. You make Him happy and your soul will be joyful. If you truly want to change the way your kids perceive Christmas, start some new traditions in your home. Recognize Jesus (not Santa) as being the reason for the season. Read the story of the virgin birth and the greatest gift to mankind, Jesus, to them. Teach them that the idea of gift giving originated through the gifts that were presented to Jesus by magi who traveled hundreds of miles just to nd the Savior. Encourage family members to write an idea of a way to help someone in the community on a piece of paper and put it in a container. Each week leading up to Christmas, draw one of the ideas from the bowl and fulll it as a family. Some suggestions are to prepare and distribute food to the elderly and shut ins. Clean up used toys to take to someone that cannot afford them. Make up goody baskets to distribute among the less fortunate. Children need to know that not everyone is as blessed as they may be. Teaching your child to be appreciative is a priceless lesson that should be taught from the time they are a toddler. Please and Thank you should accompany everything you give them until they understand that it is how they receive their reward. Teach your children to slow down and take time to recognize the gift giver with every gift and not just bulldoze through the presents. Your children should award distant relatives that have taken the time to remember your family by way of a phone call or thank-you card. Small things mean a lot and teaching your children to be thankful is a gift that keeps giving. Creating traditions of giving will provide years of happy memories that your child will never forget long after the gift you worked yourself senseless over is broken and gone. Merry Christmas and God bless each of you during this wonderful season. We welcome all suggestions and hope you enjoy this weekly column. Please send all emails to Scott Shiver at frontline247@mac.com Sunrise: Oct. 28, 1924Sunset: Dec. 18, 2011 Erris was born to the now late Florida and William Van Vleet in Apalachicola. She lived a long and fullled life of 87 years. She was a homemaker and devoted member of the First Baptist Church in Apalachicola. She leaves to cherish her loving memories a son; David Ventry (Patricia) of Tallahassee; a beloved brother, Louis Van Vleet of Apalachicola; sister-in-law; Lois Mills (RC) of Ponte Vedra Beach; grandchild; John Ventry (Angela) of Surprise, Arizona; greatgrandchildren, Kellyn Ventry, Sarala Ventry, and Ailey Ventry; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; Bernard Ventry. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. (EST), Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the First Baptist Church in Apalachicola with burial in Apalachicola. Viewing was 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 20 at the First Baptist Church. In lieu of owers memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Centre Blvd, Tallahassee, Florida or to your favorite charity. Kelley Funeral Home, 149 Ave. H, Apalachicola, Fla. 653-2208.Erris E. VentrySpecial to the TimesEach person honored on the Tree of Remembrance in any of the 26 locations throughout eight counties will be honored at a special We Remember Tribute on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 at Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., starting at 2 p.m. One by one each name will be read aloud and a bell, from the USS Constant, a Navy minesweeper from the 1950s to early 1990s, will be tolled in honor of each life. The impact one life has had on another is immeasurable, said Pam Wilson, Big Bend Hospice Foundation executive director. This Tribute honors those connections. There is such power and presence in a name. To hear a beloved name spoken and this historic bell toll in a loved ones honor is an amazing experience. There will be musical performances from the Big Bend Hospice choir and the haunting sound of bagpipes provided by Joe Ashcraft of the Tallahassee Pipe Band, as well as words of hope and comfort. A reception will be held immediately following the Tribute. For those who cannot attend, you can watch the event on the Big Bend Hospice website www. bigbendhospice.org where it will be streamed live. It will also be posted later as a video on the website for family and friends to view. We realize how important it is to continue to cherish those who are no longer here. By calling their name and honoring their memory it makes our loved ones a part of the present, Wilson added. There is no greater tribute than to remember the joy and blessings a loved one has been to us in life and continues to bring us in memory even after death. This Tribute service seems like a tting way to conclude the Tree of Remembrance season and begin a new year. For more information on the Tribute Service, please call Connie Palmer at 878-5310. J.E. Little was born Sept. 14, 1921, in Ponce de Leon, Fla. He passed away Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 in Tallahassee at age 90. He Served in the Apalachicola Army National Guard from 1940-1945. He also was a former member of the Apalachicola Police Department in the 40s. He retired as captain with the State of Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco after 34 years of service. J.E. was a member of the Florida Sheriffs Association for 56 years, a past commander of the W.R. Marks Post 106 and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne, in 1994. He is survived by a son, Harold and wife, Phyllis, of Tallahassee; two daughters, Toni Standley of Panama City, and Mercia Brown and husband, Kimbrel, of Quincy; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. At his request, J.E. will be cremated and a private service will be at Magnolia Cemetery in Apalachicola. Independent Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 875-1529.J.E. LittleMadelyn Joyce Crowson, 86, passed away Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Sopchoppy and a retired bookkeeper and secretary of Wakulla High School. She was a founder and member of Spirit Life Church in Sopchoppy, formerly known as Ochlockonee Christian Center. She is survived by two sons, Roger Dale Crowson (Nancy) and Robert Walker Crowson (Linda), both of Sopchoppy; ve daughters, Belinda Marlene McElroy (Mitch), of Sopchoppy, Marcia Ray Bishop, of Florida City, and Brenda Joy Wilson, Wanda Sue Teat (Eric) and Beverly Ann Parish (Dan), all of Apalachicola; four sisters, Mildred Willis of Sopchoppy, Mahaley Ruth Watts of Panacea, Janelle Crawford of Pensacola, and Donna Dees of Tampa; one brother, Bobby Sanders of Pelham, Ga.; 16 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar W. Crowson, her parents, Nathaniel Walker and Gladys Sanders, two sisters, Marcia Inez Vause and Marjorie Gray, a brother, Nathaniel Walker Sanders Jr., and a grandson, Justin Wilson. Services were held at Sopchoppy Southern Baptist Church on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 11. Burial followed at West Sopchoppy Cemetery. The viewing was held Saturday, Dec. 10 at Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville, which was in charge of arrangements.Madelyn Joyce Crowson Island Baptist plans Christmas Eve CommunionThe silent communion service will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24 at the First Baptist Church of St. George Island at 501 E. Bayshore Drive. For more information call 927-2257.Filling Station offers fellowship and food on Dec. 22The Filling Station, Covenant Words Outreach Ministry will be ministering to the residents of Eastpoint at the parking lot of Taylor Building Supply located on U.S. Highway 98 on Thursday, Dec. 22 from 5:30 6:30 p.m. Please come out to a hot, tasty meal consisting of chili and rice, cornbread, fellowship, and prayer. All are welcome and everything is free. The Filling Station will also be giving out clothing and some small toys. Faith bBRiefsIEFS YOUTH MATTeERsSScott and Pamela ShiverThe Christmas gift that keeps on giving ObituariesBig Bend Hospice hosts We Remember tribute Marshall Edward Foster, 63, died at the Hospice House in Tallahassee on Saturday, Dec 17, 2011. The cause was complications with liver cancer surgery. Born May 8, 1948, in Cortland, N.Y. to Samantha Whitney and Edward Diorio, he attended Binghamton High School in New York and Syracuse University. He lived in Whitney Point, N.Y., Tarpon Springs, Fla., and Lanark Village, Fla. He was a Professional Diver, Boat Captain and the Dockmaster at the Lanark Boat Club. Marshall was member of the Sons of The American Legion. Marshall will be especially remembered for his love of his children, the New York Yankees, the ocean and diving. Survivors include his children Cody Edward Diorio and Cheyenne Samantha Diorio of Carrabelle. His sisters Lisa Hart, Pam Belore and Donna Ciminoall of the Orlando area. A brother Daniel Foster of Naples, Florida and long time companion, Cheryl Cipponeri of Lanark Village. Marshall was preceded in death by his mother Samantha Foster and father Edward Diorio Memorial services will be held at the Lanark Community Boat Club on Thursday, Dec. 22 at 11 a.m. A gathering will immediately follow at the Lanark Village American Legion Hall, Post 82 in Lanark Village and all friends and family are welcome. Memorial contributions are welcome at Tonyas Hope, 122 Delaware St., Carrabelle, FL 32322.Marshall Edward Foster

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E-mail outdoors news to times outdoors@star .com OUTDOORSwww.apalachtimes.comSection Section A The challenge to high school students was unusual: Produce a oneminute video encouraging people to conserve Florida black bears and take appropriate precautions when living around bears. The response was enthusiastic: Individuals and media classes from 10 high schools applied their creative thinking to the conservation of Florida black bears, which have made a comeback from about 300 in the 1970s to about 3,000 today. Students submitted 17 videos they scripted, lmed and edited for the Florida Black Bear Public Service Announcement (PSA) contest sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Today, the FWC announces the grand prize winner of the PSA contest. It is Justin Burt, a student at Lawton Chiles High School in Tallahassee, who was also the Northwest Region winner. His Be Bear Aware video can be viewed at www.youtube. com/MyFWCsocial. We looked to high school students as a great source of creativity to get out the message about Florida black bears, said Dave Telesco, the FWCs bear management program coordinator. Students rose to the occasion and produced 17 bear smart videos for our PSA contest. The FWC is pleased that so many young people got involved and worked hard to teach Floridians how to conserve and be safe around black bears, Telesco said. The four other regional winners of the PSA contest are Belleview High School media class in Belleview (Northeast Region); Lakewood Ranch High School media class in Bradenton (Southwest Region); South Tech Academy media class in Boynton Beach (South Region); and Williston High School agricultural sales class in Williston (North Central Region). Their videos will be uploaded to www.youtube. com/MyFWCsocial. Additional video entries may be released at a later date. The students and classes will receive prizes for their winning PSA entries. FWC Community Relations Of ce staff from across the state judged the videos based on their professional quality, accuracy of information and appeal to viewers. The contest began in May, and its original deadline was extended through November. For more information about Florida black bears, visit MyFWC.com/Bear. Your Hunting Headquarters Your Hunting Headquarters Your Hunting Headquarters 10% OFF ORIGI Have a Merry Christmas From all of us at Bluewater Outriggers! THANK YOU FOR MAKING 2011A GREATYEAR.WE WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 6:00PM EST TIME ON CHRISTMAS EVE,AND CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS DAY. Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL(next to Piggly Wiggly)WWW.BWOHUNT.COM WEEKLY ALMANAC APALACHICOLA CARRABELLETIDE TABLES MONTHLY AVERAGESTo nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from these given for APALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW Cat Point Minus 0:40 Minus 1:17 East Pass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27 To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from those given for CARRABELLE: HIGH LOW Bald Point Minus 9:16 Minus 0:03 Sponsor the WEEKLY ALMANACCall Today!653-8868Date HighLow% Precip Thu, Dec 2271 6120% Fri, Dec 2372 5740% Sat, Dec 2470 5320% Sun, Dec 2568 48 40% Mon, Dec 2665 46 0% Tues, Dec 2766 4930% Wed, Dec 2866 46 0%12/22Thu08:34AM -0.6 L04:44PM 1.2H 07:20PM 1.1 L 12/23Fri12:20AM 1.5 H09:25AM -0.7L 05:22PM 1.2 H08:21PM 1.1L 12/24Sat 01:15AM 1.5 H10:11AM -0.7L 05:53PM 1.2 H09:13PM 1.0L 12/25Sun02:09AM 1.5 H10:54AM -0.7L 06:19PM 1.2 H10:02PM 1.0L 12/26Mon 03:03AM 1.5 H11:32AM -0.6L 06:41PM 1.1 H 10:50PM 0.8L 12/27Tue03:56AM 1.4 H12:07PM -0.4L 07:00PM 1.1 H11:41PM 0.7 L 12/28Wed 04:49AM 1.3 H12:36PM -0.3L 07:19PM 1.1 H 12/22Thu06:21AM -1.0 L03:19PM 1.9 H 05:07PM 1.8 L10:55PM 2.4H 12/23Fri 07:12AM -1.1 L03:57PM 1.9H 06:08PM 1.8 L11:50PM 2.4H 12/24Sat07:58AM -1.1 L04:28PM 1.9H 07:00PM 1.6 L 12/25Sun 12:44AM 2.4 H08:41AM -1.1L 04:54PM 1.9 H07:49PM 1.6 L 12/26Mon 01:38AM 2.4 H09:19AM -1.0L 05:16PM 1.8 H08:37PM 1.3L 12/27Tue02:31AM 2.2 H 09:54AM -0.6L 05:35PM 1.8 H09:28PM 1.1L 12/28Wed 03:24AM 2.1 H10:23AM -0.5L 05:54PM 1.8 H10:24PM 1.0L Freshwater InshoreThe trout bite continues to improve in the St. Joe Canal. Some are reporting good catches on jig and grubs and with the improving weather conditions, the bite will likely continue this week. Few red fish have been reported in the canal. However, a few are reporting red fish catches well into the river system and into the Apalachicola River. The Fishermans Landing at Howard Creek reports that the bass bite is still hot. However, the fish are still on the small side. The catfish and crappie bite is very good in Depot Creek and should remain good thoughout the week. SPONSORED BY Page 10 Thursday, December 22, 2011By Lois SwobodaTimes Staff Writer A big part of Christmas for most families is decorating a tree and having it in the house through the holidays. During that time, it is often the focal point of the home with presents stacked below its boughs. The custom of bringing evergreens into the home in winter predates Christmas and Christmas trees. The Egyptians brought green date palm leaves into their homes over the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, to symbolize lifes triumph over death. The Romans celebrated the winter solstice with Saturnalia in honor of Saturnus, the god of agriculture. They decorated their houses with greens and lights and exchanged gifts. They gave coins for prosperity, pastries for happiness, and lamps to light ones journey through life. The custom of eating beans on New Years Day dates back to this Roman Festival. In Great Britain, Druids used evergreens in winter solstice rituals held in sacred groves of trees. For them, holly and mistletoe were symbols of eternal life. They placed evergreen branches over doors to keep away evil spirits. Late in the Middle Ages, Germans and Scandinavians began placing evergreen trees inside their homes or just outside their doors to welcome spring. Our modern Christmas tree evolved from this tradition. Legend has it that Martin Luther began the tradition of decorating trees to celebrate Christmas. He set up a little r tree indoors so he could share it with his children and decorated it with candles, which he lighted in honor of Christs birth. The Christmas tree rst came to England with the Georgian Kings who came from Germany. It wasnt until the popular monarchs Victoria and Albert were shown decorating a tree with their children in the Illustrated London News in 1848 that the custom became popular with the general public. The same woodcut appeared in 1850, with the queens tiara deleted, in Godeys Ladys Book in Philadelphia. Christmas trees became popular with the east coast elite, but not everyone joined the celebration. The Puritans banned Christmas in New England. Even as late as 1851, a Cleveland minister nearly lost his job because he allowed a tree in his church. The Christmas tree market in the United States was born in 1851 when Catskill farmer Mark Carr hauled two ox sleds of evergreens into New York City. By 1900, one in ve American families had a Christmas tree, and 20 years later, the custom was nearly universal. Christmas tree farms sprang up during the Depression. Nurserymen couldnt sell their evergreens for landscaping, so they cut them for Christmas trees. Today, six species account for about 90 percent of the nations Christmas tree trade. Scotch pine ranks rst, comprising about 40 percent of the market, followed by Douglas r, which accounts for about 35 percent. The other big sellers are noble r, white pine, balsam r and white spruce. Surprisingly, the rst arti cial Christmas trees were developed in Germany during the 19th century. They were made using goose feathers dyed green. The feather trees became increasingly popular during the early part of the 20th century. The use of natural Christmas trees in the U.S. was actually pre-dated by wooden, tree-shaped pyramids lit by candles developed by German immigrants in Bethlehem, Pa. Aluminum Christmas trees were popular in the U.S. throughout the 1960s and were manufactured into the early 1970s. Today, most arti cial trees are constructed of PVC and manufactured in China. A group of 10 made the 600mile round trip to participate in the Tourist Development Councils Salty Geocoin Challenge promotion. Geocaching is a treasure hunt. It is a game played with the global positioning system, a set of 24 satellites that communicate with receivers called GPSrs that can be accurate to within a fraction of an inch. GPSrs are used by sailors, surveyors, drivers, soldiers, shermen and geocachers. The Salty Challenge is a contest to nd clues hidden in existing geocaches around Franklin County that ultimately guide the player to a nal cache where he or she can collect a ticket that entitles him to a collectable coin in the shape of an oyster. The challenge began on Oct. 31, and about 20 coins have been claimed, but this is by far the largest group to tackle the puzzle. After nishing the challenge, the group adjourned to Papa Joes for lunch and did a little Christmas shopping before heading home. All in all, they located about 25 Franklin County caches and 60 total for the day. In her online blog commemorating the trip, one of the visiting cachers wrote, What an awesome challenge and I must admit that Franklin County didnt even register on my map until this. Now it will de nitely be part of my vacation. This is a beautiful area in fact, most of the time that HorseshoeChamp, GeoTurtleLover, FunFinderOne, WHO DAT LDY, JustMe, Memomls, Codiebelle78, Fo2gra4, and 1Dodgetruck were looking for caches, I was actually taking pictures like a tourist. After we completed the challenge and obtained the coveted geocoin, we had lunch at Papa Joes and I had the best oyster po boy Ive ever had. Just want to say thank-you to the Franklin County Tourist Development Council for sponsoring this challenge and providing us with an awesome day of geocaching.By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer Something very unusual happened on Sunday. Beekeepers George Watkins and Jimmy Moses got a call to tell them there was a swarm of bees on a tree near the corner of Avenue D and 10th Street. They grabbed their veils and rushed over to retrieve the insects, which Watkins described as very valuable. On arriving, they initially mistook a cat for the swarm but soon found the real bees on a tree trunk. The swarm was small and Watkins said he believed the bees were from one of his own hives that he and Moses started reworking this weekend in preparation for tupelo honey season. Watkins said that in over 20 years of beekeeping, he has never seen a swarm of bees in December. Most swarms occur in the spring, but bees may swarm at other times of year when disturbed. BUDS N BUGS The Christmas treeStudents create black bear videos LOIS SWOBODA | The Times On Saturday, Franklin County was invaded by geocachers. A SWARM OF BEES? IN DECEMBER?LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Jimmy Moses with the unusual swarm of bees on the tree trunk to his left. GEOCACHER INVASION

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CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA SP O RTS www.apalachtimes.com ASection Presented By: BOARDWALK BEACH RESORT FEBRUARY 11, 2012 9AM 3 PMSponsoredbyTheNewsHerald For exhibitor information and advertising please contact: Brooke Backensto at (850) 691-9515 or bbackensto@pcnh.comOR go online topchealthexpo.comand print off vendor/exhibitor form and fax it to (850) 763-4636Vendors, Exhibitors, Non-Prot Organizations The 2012 Health Expo is Calling Your Business Sign Up Now & Get The Early Bird Rate wireless internet $10,000worth of free advertising 3,000 prospective in this area! PLUSMANY OTHER WAYS TO PROMOTEYOUR BUSINESS. INSTANTLY MAKEITYOUR EXPO! GAIN THEEXPOSURE YOU NEED FOR SUCCESS! Page 11 Thursday, December 22, 2011 SEAHAWK HOOP STATSDec. 6 @ Aucilla Franklin County 16 25 18 12 71 Aucilla 6 12 19 11 48 SEAHAWKS: Leonard Green 5/11 2s, 1/1 FTs, 11 pts.; A.J. Allen 2/6 2s, 3/7 3s, 1/2 FTs, 14 pts.; Chance Buffkin 2/5 2s, 6/11 3s, 1/1 FTs, 23 pts.; Seth Rogers 2/4 2s, 6 pts.; Tre Carr 1/8 2s, 3/6 3s, 2/6 FTs, 13 pts. Kelsey Jones 1/1 2s, 2 pts.; Chase Golden 1/3 2s, 2 pts. TEAM: 26/66 (39 %) 12/35 2s, 14/31 3s, 5/13 FTs REBOUNDS: Green 13, Buffkin 7, Golden, Carr 5, Rogers 4, Jones, David Butler 3 BLOCKS: Green 3, Allen, Buffkin STEALS: Carr 4, Green, Allen 3 ASSISTS: Allen 9, Buffkin, Rogers, Carr 2 Dec. 8 vs. Liberty Co. Liberty County 16 10 10 23 59 Franklin County 19 17 11 16 63 SEAHAWKS: Dwayne Griggs 1/4 2s, 2 pts.; Green 8/21 2s, 3/5 FTs, 19 pts.; Allen 2/6 2s, 3/3 3s, 13 pts.; Buffkin 3/8 2s. 2/6 3s, 12 pts.; Rogers 1/3 2s, 1/4 3s, 2/2 FTs, 7 pts.; Carr 3/8 2s, 6 pts.; Carza Harvey 1/1 2s, 2 pts. ; Golden 1/3 2 pts. TEAM: 26/71 (37 %) 20/54 2s, 6/17 3s, 5/16 FTs REBOUNDS: Green 15, Buffkin 13, Griggs 9, Carr 7, Golden 6, Allen 5 BLOCKS: Green 6, Buffkin STEALS: Harvey 2, Buffkin, Rogers, Green ASSISTS: Buffkin 8, Harvey, Allen 2 Dec. 9 vs. Bozeman Bozeman 21 26 16 2 65 Franklin County 12 6 4 10 32 SEAHAWKS: Griggs 2/7 2s, 2/3 FTs, 6 pts.; Green 5/15 2s, 4/4 FTs. 14 pts.; Buffkin 1/3 3s, 3 pts.; Carr 2/7 2s, 1/4 FTs, 5 pts.; Rakeim Pierce 2/2 2s, 4 pts. TEAM: 12/55 (22 %) 11/35 2s, 1/20 3s, 7/11 FTs REBOUNDS: Green 18, Carr, Griggs 7, Buffkin 4, Rogers 3, Golden 2 BLOCKS: Green 7 STEALS: Buffkin, Griggs, Carr ASSISTS: Griggs, Carr 3By Joe ShieldsSpecial to the Times The Franklin County boys varsity soccer team played to another draw against Rickards High School on Dec. 13 at Rickards. The Raiders of Rickards had battled the Seahawks to a scoreless tie in their rst meeting and like that initial meeting, this was a pretty even tilt, except for the Seahawks offensive output. The Seahawks gave a fabulous effort offensively, with a total of 19 shots on goal for the game. Elton Olvera led all players with seven attempts; Alex Causey had two shots on goal; Zack Howze had two shots on goal; Graham Kirvin had one shot on goal; and James Newell had six shots on goal, with one of them, on an assist from Olvera, nding the back of the net and giving the Seahawks an early lead in the rst half, 1 0. Although goalie Daniel Carrino had ve saves in the rst half, the Raiders continued to ght back and they took advantage of a defensive bungle by the Seahawks, scoring before the half on a free kick from 30 yards, tying the match at one apiece. Chances were still plentiful in the second half, as the Seahawks played a masterful possession game, with counterattacks coming out the back third and wide ball distribution allowing for extended periods of Seahawks ball custody. The Seahawks defense stiffened but the Raiders, when given the opportunity, held the ball in our defensive third on a few occasions, attempting eight shots in the half. Carrino saved them all, while under great duress, with two of the saves being of the outstanding, dive and cover variety. He nished with 13 saves, while the Rickards goalie had 18. As the clock wound down, the sparse but loud home crowd which had traveled to Tallahassee for the match increased their cheers exponentially but unfortunately the Seahawks were unable to capitalize further and the game ended in a stalemate. Final stats showed Franklin had 19 shots on goal, ve more than their opponents. Rickards had ve fouls, one more than the Seahawks, and were offsides twice to Franklin Countys none. The Seahawks had ve corner kick opportunities, two more than the Raiders. Franklin County also controlled the ball about 62 percent of the time. Sophomore James Newell was awarded Player of the Match for his efforts against Rickards High School. James was at the right place at the right time offensively, throughout the evening. His six shots on goal (one being a header) and single timely score was just what the doctor ordered, as the Seahawks offense had sputtered as of late. Additionally, James pressured the Raiders D-backs coming out of their defensive third, allowing for his teammates to dispossess errant passes from the Raiders and re-initialize offensive possession. Joe Shields serves as assistant to coach Jono Williams of the Seahawk boys soccer team.The Lady Seahawks girls soccer team shut out the Rickards Lady Raiders 1-0 on Dec. 13 in Tallahassee. It was a tight, pretty physical match, said coach Kelli Maggio. The game-winning goal was scored by Gracyn Kirvin, shown in picture to the left in early season action, when Kirvin landed a de ected Jessica Shields shot on goal. Goalkeeper Macy Hunt had seven saves. SEAHAWK GIRLS EDGE RICKARDS 1-0CHRISTEY KIRVIN | Special to the Times Seahawks settle for second Rickards stalemate DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesCoach Jono Williams directs his Seahawk squad. Right, Zach Howze, right, goes after the ball against Freeport.

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LOTS $47,500 River and Bay meeting in Blountstown, district staff demonstrated how the online ood portal allows users to review preliminary digital ood insurance rate maps (DFIRMs) as they are developed. This permits them to offer feedback or reduce risks before the maps are nalized. Since 2003, the district has received more than $18.5 million to update and modernize the old printed ood insurance rate maps (FIRMs). It has used digital aerial photography and detailed light detection and ranging elevation data to produce the DFIRMs, which detail depths of ooding for individual parcels, risk of ooding over a 30year mortgage and risk of ooding as one moves away from the 100-year ood hazard boundary. In some communities, this is the rst FIRM update in 10 to 20 years. District map makers also have completed a detailed coastal study of Franklin County as part of their continuing study of the Big Bend. The draft coastal maps are expected soon as DFIRMs. Coastal studies for Gulf County continue and will be merged with updated riverine and coastal studies to the east. This includes two-dimensional ow models of the Apalachicola River basin. Apalachicola basin participants met in pairs to discuss what other resources stakeholders have, what could be improved and what else was needed. The results were then posted as assets, values and wishes and were discussed by the whole group. Assets included real-time stream gaging and rainfall data; ood forecasting; local comprehensive plans that include zoning, planning, shoreline buffers and wetland protection; clean water and water quality improvements; reduced storm impacts through public land purchases; conserved forest timber and oodplain areas; preserved historical resources and interagency cooperation. Values included protecting people and their homes; protecting wildlife habitat and reducing property damage through public conservation lands that provide open spaces and clean natural environments for work and recreation; a proposed northwest Florida greenway; balanced growth. Wishes included reducing homeowner ooding; increased common sense and fewer rules; accurate oodplain elevations throughout the watershed; shared resources among agencies; accurate mapping and an online ood risk database; concern for the consumer; maintaining the extent of oodplains and natural landscapes; enhancing community ecozones; reduced insurance rates; educating residents about ood prone areas and creating healthy estuaries. Also, counties can provide local ood studies and apply local knowledge to regulate oodplain development and other mitigation policies. Local committees can be created to improve existing maps and ood hazard information about water quality impacts from septic tanks. District staff will incorporate comments in a discovery report that includes assistance the district can provide, such as mitigation planning, technical assistance, communication and outreach. For digital images, email Faith.Eidse@ nwfwmd.state. .us. FIND IT ONLINEView the Northwest Florida Water Management Districts Map Information Portal at http://portal. nwfwmd oodmaps. com/. FAITH EIDSE | NWFWMDCarrabelle City Clerk Keisha Smith, left, interviews Rhonda Lewis, Liberty County Emergency Management Coordinator. WATER from page A1 LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesTempest Chambers and her son, Blain Beecham, enjoy a chicken dinner while waiting for the boat parade.LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesAdrian Pruett, left, and Scott Shiver sing Christmas carols while waiting for Santa. HAPPY FIRST CHRISTMASTo my precious granddaughter Madilynn.Gail Brannon CHRISTMAS IN CARRABELLE CHRISTMAS IN EASTPOINT

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The Times | A13Thursday, December 22, 2011 The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce. Arrests are made by ofcers from the following city, county, and state law enforcement agencies: Apalachicola (APD), Carrabelle (CPD), Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Franklin County Sheriffs 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. Dec. 13 Bruce A. Rotella, 51, Eastpoint, violation of pre-trial release (FCSO) Dec. 15 Larry S. Warren, 38, Eastpoint, failure to appear (FCSO) Dec. 16 Robert W. Barineau, 47, Cairo, Ga., failure to appear (FCSO) Dec. 19 Robert A. Scruggs, 31, Apalachicola, Alachua County warrant for violation of probation (FCSO) Charlie D. Cooper, 58, Apalachicola, sale or possession of a controlled substance within intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a church, battery on a law enforcement of cer, resisting arrest with violence, and tampering with physical evidence (FCSO). Three Carrabelle residents were injured, one critically, following a two vehicle head-on crash on U.S. Highway 319 at the Ochlockonee River State Park at 8:01 p.m. Dec. 13, according to Wakulla County Sheriff Donnie Crum. According to Crums ofcers, Mark Robert Housholder, 58, was driving a 1991 Mazda SE 5 pick-up truck northbound on U.S. 319 when he drifted across the center line and crashed into a 2007 Toyota 4 Runner driven southbound by Carole J. Daddona, 65. Nicholas Salvatore Daddona, 77, was a passenger in the Toyota. The head-on impact critically injured Housholder was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital by medical helicopter with internal injuries. His friends in Carrabelle report he has a crushed pelvis, fractured skull, and broken ribs, and has made it through surgery but remains very critical. Carole Daddona suffered some broken bones and internal injuries and was transported to TMH by ground ambulance with serious injuries. Her husband suffered less serious lacerations and went to the hospital with his wife. He was in stable condition. The motorists were trapped inside the vehicles and had to be extricated before being transported for medical attention, according to Wakulla of cers. The WCSO Traf c Homicide Investigations Unit investigated the crash and has not determined why Housholder crossed the center line, but alcohol was not a factor in the crash. Both vehicles were destroyed in the accident. Arrest REPORT FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE Law EnforcementCarrabelle residents injured in head-on crash PHOTO COURTESY OF WAKULLA SHERIFFS OFFICEThe Mazda pickup PHOTO COURTESY OF WAKULLA SHERIFFS OFFICEThe Toyota 4-Runner

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dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated to meet all your insurance needs Dear Santa ... A14 | The Times Thursday, December 22, 2011 Dear Santa ... Dear Santa ... backpack, cowboy boots, wolf hat, a gator necklace, gold eagle necklace. I love you santa clause. Your friend, Brantly Richards Dear Santa, I have been naught and nise. I wude like a x box and a mp3 and a bbgon. Your friend, Mitchell Woods Mrs. Carlton 1st grade ABC Dear Santa, My name is John Michael. I am 7 years old. I have been good this year because I have nice. I want for Critmas a Video game is cold Super Mario Galaxy World 2 and a Golden Reetreever Named budee and buzz lihetyer and the game sonic unleesh and SkyLanders rachit and Laynk Love JMT John Michael Dear Santa, My name is Jayden. I am 6 year old. I have been good this year because fer Chrismas. I would like bawsy howse and a blad blad and a hamtrse. Jayden Dear Santa, My name is Jackson. I am seven years old. I have been good and bad. Because my broter liks to Fight. But I do not like to Fight and I been good to my 8 parents and I want a water pet. Fire pet it does not born people. Ice pet. Thunder pet it Does not sting people. And a Flying Fish. Love Jackson Dear Santa, My name is Mason. I am 7 years old. I have been good. For Christmas I would like Papess 2. Love Mason Dear Santa, My name is Kevin. I am 7 years I have been good and for Christmas I would like laptop and A Panda and becus thoe my faft all uf thoe are my fafet. Love Kevin Dear Santa, Me name is Owen, I am six years old. I have been good because I have done all my work! I have fun! I listen! For Christmas I would like a forwheller! A computer! A puppy! From Owen Dear Santa My name is Rainey am 6 years old I have been good this year because I share and care for Christmas I would like a puppy Love Rainey Dear Santa, My name is Trinity I am 7 years old. I have been good this year because. Ive been clining up and helping the teachers and I was helping my friends on math and they help me with math to and I love my friends and they love me to for Christmas I would like to have a electric Scooter and a makeup set and a phone and a computer and a note book and a real baby kitten and I want to have a real puppy and a baby hog and a baby pig I love you Santa I love you very very very muchSanta I love every Body and Santa I love your elfs to. Love Trinity Dear Santa, My name is Alisha. I am 6 years old. I have been good this year because I listened and I help people and I helped decraing the tree and help my frends when thay get hurt. For Christmas I would like a Pogostik and a new Baby duck and Santa toy. Love Alisha Dear Santa My name is Kendall. I am 7 years old. I have been a good girl this year because I share my toys. For Christmas I would like a gogos walking electric scooter 3 kittens sadoules Love Kendall Dear Santa, My name is Mahaley. I am 6 years old. I have been good this year bause cleaning the house and I do eat my food. For christmas I would like a girl car and I would like a magece sack boll and 2 BaBy cats and a lasr eys goggles. And invesbl conton (invisible costume?) and a ivengple pentsle (invisible pencil?) and a cookie dooew with docklet and a New baby cat and a New baby Dog and a New baby chiwawa Love Mahaley Dear Santa, My name is Trenton I am 7 years old I I have been good this year because I want Santa to bring me sum toys for Christmas and a now bike and a lot of toys this year I hope Santa can bring som toys this year I hope I have been good. Trenton Dear Santa 1 My name is Brianna 2 I am six years old 3 I have been good 4 this year becavse for 5 Chistmas I would like 6 some mr of cowgile bus 7 and my Baby puppy bake 8 a new bake pak and a 9 ilescit scotr and a blc Brianna Dear Santa, My name is Daisy I am 6. years old I have been. A good girl this year. Because I am nice. I want a dog. I want a Biarbie. Love Daisy Dear Santa, Iam River. I am good this year. I am six years old. Wha I Whant for Xhristmas is a imaginex canoe, imaginex Rescue 4 Wheeler, imaginex Rescue trucks, imaginex Batman caslel (castle?) imaginex re hose. from River Do not send this to Santa Dear Santa I am 7 years old. I been a good girl This year. For Christmas I would like a nintedo dsixl and miney bracelets and inchaedted dollhouse. Love Shyanna Dear Santa, My name is Gabie I am 6 years old I have been good this year becavse For Christmas I would like Hair feather ds pet turtle and a new dog and some cloos Mr Mad, brerbire and feeingrs pelish ( ngernail polish?) a lechrice scooter Foon Ipot. Love Gabie Dear Santa, My name is caleB I am six years old. I have been old this year because I have a good and baD day For Christmas I would like my family Love : CalebMiss Triscrittis rst-grade classDear Santa My name is Laithan and I am 6 years old I heave been vere good this year well I wud wolt a IPod for Christmas and dont, I my sister kalahn Laithan Dear Santa, My name is Kylah and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well except for the time when I pushed my friend but I said I was sorry. This year I would like a real camra and a hamster for Christmas. And dont forget my friends!! Thank-You Santa, Kylah Ross Dera Santa, My name is Arav and I am 7 years old. I have been very good this year. Well except for the one time when I slap my brother down and I said sorry. This year I would like a xbox 360 kinect and drums and bop it. thank-you, Arav Dear Santa, My name is Mark. I am 7 years old I have been very good this year except the time win I messed with my sister This year I would like a kittin and dont forget my brother Luke thank you Santa Mark. Dear Santa, My name is Jabara and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year. Well except for the one time I hit my sister but I said sorry to her. This year I would like a catanda bike and a turtle for Christmas. And dont forget a Santa!! Thank you Santa Jabara Dear Santa, My name is Emily and I am 6 I have been very gooy this year well except for the time when I took my DSF from Cereyn. This year I would like a kitten for Christmas and dont forget my sister Elisabeth!! Than k you Santa Lov Emily Dear Santa My name is Faline I been good this year I wunt 3 puppies this year 1 is verve hille (Beverly Hills) 1 is Butrecup 1 is Blosome and dont forget my brother Severyn. Thank you Santa Faline Dear Santa, My name is Miranda and I am 6 years old. I have been good this year well except for the time whin I forgot to clean my room and I ate my uncles quesilladia and I drees (dressed?) my dog. This year I would like IPad, Wii, Playstashin 3 xbox 360 for Christmas and dont forget my uncle Thank you Santa, Miranda Dear Santa, My name is Eric and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well except for the time when I dropped milk. This year I would like and IPod and dont forget me friend John Michael. Thank you Santa, Eric Dear Santa My name is Leah Wren. I am 6 years old. I have ben very good this yer. Well except for wen I yeld. This year I wod like a jewry set and dont forget my little sister! Thank-you Love Leah Dear Santa, My name is Colin We ng and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Well except for one time when I took something that wasnt mine. This year I would like DS and ipaD for Christmas. And dont forget Where I live!! Thank-you Santa, Colin We ngMs. Allens kindergarten classDear Santa, I am Peyton. I am 5. I am good. I want a telescope so I can see stars. I love you Santa. Dear Santa I am Lindsey and I am ve I wont mak p. I love you Santa. Dear Santa, I am 5 I am Malic I want a ddt (dirt) Bike. I have been good. Dear Santa, I am Wes. I am ve. I have been good. I want spy glasses. I love you. Dear Santa, I am Reagen and I am ve. I have been good. I want a pony. I have helped a friend. I love you. Dear Santa, I am Kristan. I have been good. I want a Wii. My mom wants a candle. I love you. Dear Santa, I am John Tipton and,. I am six. I am good. I want a lot of prestts. Dall. Dear Santa, I am Leland. I have been good. I want a 4 wheeler. I love you Santa Claus. I want a bunch of toys. Will you make me a trampoline for my brother? Dear Santa, I am Cody. I am ve. I have been good. I want a monster truck I can sit in to drive on the road. I love you Dear Santa, I am Isa Pullen I am Six. I made a geft for Paige I have ben good I wont a IPad Pleas I love you Santa Dear Santa, I am Taylor. I am ve. I help my Sistr. I wot ipoD and Buchis uf stuff. I have been good. Dear Santa, I am ve. I wut iPoD touch and a fone. I luv Santa. I am Mayd I have been good I wunt a lots uf prezints Mrs. Herringtons second-grade classDear Santa Claus, I wont pants shirts, and shoes thrth klows toys and I wont fake Kashre$r how are you? For Christmas I would like some Shirts, pants, toys and a fake cash register, Merry Christmas! From Emily Hey Santa hows Mrs. Claus. Share the donuts with Mrs. Claus. I want Poke Balls. Hope you like them. Have a Merry Christmas. Love Loespen Dear Santa, I want a fourwheeler, new tv, a lot of money, three controllers, and a toy boat. Hey Santa I love you. From Dakota I think this is the best week of the year The end. Love, Dakota Dear Santa Claus, I am on the Good list ever Christmas. And I want a dsi for Christmas. Santa thank you for being cool everyday. We miss you a Merry Crishtmas. Truly, Jamah Dear Santa, I love you very mush. You give me a lot of gifts I want a lot of cars and you are nice to me. You give to me. How are the reindeers and Mrs. Claus? I will give Thanks. Because I love you a lot!!!! You are very good to me and I know it a lot!!!! Zachary Riccardo. Santa I Love you a A14 A14 | The Times | The Times | The Times See DEAR SANTA A15

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Dear Santa ... The Times | A15 Thursday, December 22, 2011 Dear Santa ... Dear Santa ... lot and for ever. Love, Zach Dear Santa Claus, These are 5 things I will like for Christmas. 1. A lego Plane 2. A DSI 3. To see you 4. A year supply of sushi 5. to see on of your elfs. Oh ya I forgot to tell you. How are you, the elfs and the reindeers. Sincerely your friend Alex Itzkovitz. Dear Santa Claus, I want the games I lost because I think I will take really good care of them. I also want a Play Station 2 and the games Stuart little 2 because they are cool. I want some cool teck decks and a slingshot and a Xbox 360. Thank you for giving me toys all these years. Love Weston Dear Santa Claus, I dont know what I am going to bake for you yet, but it could be possible that I will cook you Choclate Chip Cookies and a glass of milk. How are rouhldoulph and dasher and dancer doing. I bet the elfs are doing very well making toys. Is Miss Santa Claus and you doing I hope you have a happy happy Christmas With joy and wishes dream happy love Jasmine Elliot Dear Santa, Santa thank you for all the presents that you gave me and all the people that brought all of my presents. I love when you come to town on December 25, 2011 and then give presents. Santa Claus Merry Chistmas From Jeremy Shuler Dear Santa, I am so excited about Christmas. How are you Santa? You might ask how I am doing. I am doing good. How are your reindeer doing. I hope thay are doing good way thay can y on Christmas. What I want four Christmas is a Pee Wee Pillow Pet, nd its high heel jewelry box, baby kitty cat, and some stars like my sister got that are sparkleey and a baby alive and with baby alive a chanching (changing) bed. Thank you so much if you could get that four me. Love, Gracie Dear Santa Claus, I have had a good year. Christmas is my favorite time of the year. Thank you for sending Charles he is very sweet but why can he not talk to me? What I want for Christmas is a baby changeing Table, Pee wee pillow pet, and some baby alive dipers Please! I hope you are having A good Christmas and I hope your rein deer are good and elfs. Sincerely your friend, Ella Dear Santa, I just wanted to say what I wanted. How are you? I want a easy bake oven or the big present you were going to get me and my sisters. Thank you so much for getting me toys all those years. Love Kendall Dear Santa Claus, Can you get me a real Dirtbike and guitarstrigs. Luve, Logan Dear Santa Claus, Can you tell the elfs that I said hi and mrs. Claus What I want for Christmas is a tablet, and a easy bake oven, and a webkin Can you try to make them for me I love you so much Love, Myia Dear, Hey Santa. The things I most want are a Dsi, fuorwheeler, and cotch rocker. From Calvin Dear Santa Claws, Happy holidays I want Alice and Wonderland, Beef jerkey, Charlots web, Santa Paws, Nemo, Sopoge Bob Square Pants volom 5, alantics Sqare Pants have a good holiday to Santa from Torin Dear Santa Claus, I want a silver bell from your sled and I want your phone numder. What I mostly want is your hat. Thank you for everything you gave me. Your truly, Lauren Dear Claus All I want for Christma is xdox games and airplane big wleele. I am a good boy Love Jacob MaxMrs. Bockleman fourth-grade classDear Santa, My name is Camille Williams and I am 9 years young. I have been pretty Good this year. Well, except when I talked back tomy mom. This year I want to give poor people in the world something to make tham excited this Christmas please bring my teacher Ms. Bockleman Something Special for working so hard this year. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Kalahn Kent and I am nine years old. I have been good/bad this year. Well except for the times I faught with my brother and sister. This year I would like a electric scooter razor three hundred in the color blue please, and I would also like some art supplies to for Christmas. Please bring my family a special gift for being loving. Thank you Santa. Dear Santa, My name is Janner Amison and I am nine years old. I have been very good this year. Well, except for the one time when I fought against each other. This yar I would like Rays shirt or hat and a 20 gadge for Christmas. Please bring my cousin Schuyler a special gift for being good. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My nm is Levi Rowland and I am 9 years old I have been very good this year well except for the one time when I have to do this because we have to do it if we like it or not. This year I would like is to whin you sind sumthing we do not heav to do it for Christmas Please bring my Popu a special gift for being nick. Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Emily Hicks and I am 10 years. I have been very good this year. Well except for the time when I disobeyed my mom, got really mad at my brother. This yar I would like a smart phone a green jit friend and a Crayonmaker For Christmas. Please bring my dog a special gift for being cute. Dear Santa, My name is Travorious Gudger and I am 11 years old. I have been very good this year. Well except this one time when I put water in OJs eyes. This year I would like a fourwheller, Ipod again for Chrismas please Bring my sister a special gift for being good. Thank you Santa. Dear Santa, My name is Vincent Guidry. I am nine years old Ive been very good this year. Well excep this one time wen me and my brother Fighted. This year I would like a electric train seat and a toy car. Wold you bring my mom somemoney were very broke! Thank you Santa! Dear Santa, My name is Jathan Proctor and I am 9 years old. I have been very bad tish year. Well except for the one time when I punch my siter in the fence. This year I would The Franklin County Solid Waste & Recycling, Parks & Recreation & Animal Control Departments will be closed for the Christmas Holiday on the following dates:Friday December 23rd and Monday December 26th. Will open again no Tuesday December 27th at 9:00am to 4:30pm. We will also be closed for New Years Holiday on the following dates: Friday December 30th and January 2nd 2012. Will open again on Tuesday January 3rd 2012 2012 at 9:00am to 4:30pm.We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. BOOKS CLOSE JANUARY 3, 2012 Thursday, December 22, 2011 Thursday, December 22, 2011 See DEAR SANTA A18

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A16| The Times Thursday, December 22, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS 36320T NOTICE AND PUBLIC EXPLANATION OF A PROPOSED ACTIVITY IN THE 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN AND WETLAND, FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT, AND INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS Published: Apalachicola Times Responsible Entity: City of Apalachicola Contact/Address: Cindy Summerhill, Grants Coordinator Apalachicola Administrative Office 1 Avenue E, Apalachicola, FL 32320 Telephone number 850-653-8715 These notices shall satisfy three separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Apalachicola using a $700,000 Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant CDBG grant for Commercial Revitalization. The grant will pay to construct a public restroom, install decorative street lights, sidewalk improvements, minor parking improvements, landscaping, benches and trash receptacles, bury electric distribution lines, and provide engineering and administrative services. The primary activities will be located on Market Street, Commerce Street, Avenue E, and 8th Street. Additional improvements may occur on Avenues G and I, and Water Street. NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSTRUCT IN A FLOODPLAIN The City of Apalachicola has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Orders 11988 and 11990 in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 to determine the potential affect that its activity in the floodplain and/or wetland will have on the environment. It has been determined that no practicable alternative other than to proceed with the work is available. This activity will have no significant impact on the environment for the following reasons: Nearly all of the work will be performed on surfaces that are already impermeable and some will be repairs/upgrades to existing facilities, and the project area is currently zoned for development which is not dependent on this project. Although the project is located in the 100 year floodplain and/ or wetland, the improvements cannot be undertaken in any other location due to the scope of the project. Other land currently owned by the City of Apalachicola in the downtown area is also in a floodplain. The proposed improvements conform to applicable floodplain protection standards. The proposed action will not affect natural or beneficial floodplain values, and residents of the community will benefit from the project. Failure to provide these improvements could result in further decline of the downtown commercial area. Additional agencies involved in this project include the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Florida Department of Transportation will have oversight authority within its right of way A more detailed description of the project and the Federal Insurance Administration (FIA) flood maps are available for citizen review by contacting the local government at the above address. NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about January 9, 2012, the City of Apalachicola will submit a request to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development (HCD) Act of 1974, as amended, to fund the above-described project. NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The City of Apalachicola has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the above address and may be examined or copied Monday-Thursday, 8:15 A.M to 4:45 P.M. Final approval of the proposed public restroom construction plans will be received from the State Historic Preservation Office prior to construction. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR or the proposed actions to the above contact. All comments must be received by January 6, 2012. Comments will be considered prior to the local government requesting a release of funds. Comments should specify which notice they are addressing. RELEASE OF FUNDS The City of Apalachicola certifies to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and HUD that Van Johnson in his capacity as Mayor, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The States approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the local government to use the CDBG funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS DEO will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Apalachicolas certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Apalachicola; (b) the City of Apalachicola has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the State; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures at 24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76 and shall be addressed to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, CDBG Program, 107 East Madison St., MSC-400, Tallahassee, Fl. 32399-6508. Potential objectors should contact the local government to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Environmental Certifying Official: Mayor Van Johnson Dec 22, 2011 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 36296T PUBLIC NOTICE NWFTCA Meeting Notification-Notice is hereby given The Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority will hold a meeting on January 5, 2012. 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 22, 2011 36358T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 11-00061-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, Plaintiff, vs. ANTHONY WILLIAM SAPP and AIMEE DORIS DIPALMA SAPP, Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 24th, 2011, and the amended final judgment dated December 13, 2011, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market St., Apalachicola, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on January 11, 2012, the following described property: Lot 3, Lighthouse Pointe Estates (Unrecorded) Commence at an old terra cotta monument marking the Southwest corner of Section 35, Township 7 South, Range 5 West, Franklin County, Florida and thence run South 00 degrees 02 minutes 21 seconds West along the Section line 312.66 feet to a re-rod; thence run North 57 degrees 32 minutes 03 seconds East 97.34 feet to a concrete monument; thence run South 33 degrees 02 minutes 38 seconds East 399.21 feet to a re-rod on the Northerly right-of-way of U. S. Highway No. 98, said point lying on a curve concave to the Northwesterly; thence run Northeasterly along said right-of-way boundary and along said curve with a radius of 1845.55 feet, thru a central angle of 01 degrees 52 minutes 53 seconds for an arc distance of 60.60 feet, the chord of said arc being North 47 degrees 33 minutes 48 seconds East 60.60 feet to an iron pipe; thence run North 33 degrees 02 minutes 38 seconds West along the Easterly right-of-way boundary of a 60.00 foot roadway 218.00 feet to a point of curve the right; thence run Northeasterly along said right-of-way boundary and along said curve with a radius of 172.00 feet, thru a central angle of 45 degrees 08 minutes 51 seconds for an arc distance of 135.53 feet; thence run North 12 degrees 06 minutes 13 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary 1413.33 feet to the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning continue North 12 degrees 06 minutes 13 seconds East along said rightof-way boundary 194.83 feet; thence run South 57 degrees 29 minutes 17 seconds East 543.55 feet; thence run South 32 degrees 59 minutes 40 seconds East 407.44 feet; thence run South 57 degrees 03 minutes 59 seconds West 247.82 feet; thence run North 41 degrees 35 minutes 38 seconds West 772.65 feet to the Point of Beginning. Less and Except: Commence at an old terra cotta monument marking the Southwest corner of Section 35, Township 7 South, Range 5 West, Franklin County, Florida; thence run South 00 degrees 02 minutes 21 seconds West 312.66 feet; thence North 57 degrees 32 minutes 03 seconds East 97.34 feet; thence South 33 degrees 02 minutes 38 seconds East 399.21 feet to a point lying on the Northerly right of way of U. S. Highway No. 98, said point being the point of curve to the left having a radius of 1845.55 feet; thence Northeasterly along said curve and said right of way for 60.60 feet, thru a central angle of 01 degrees 52 minutes 53 seconds, chord of said arc being North 47 degrees 33 minutes 48 seconds East 60.60 feet to a point marking the intersection of said Northerly right of way with the Easterly right of way of a 60 foot wide roadway; thence leaving said right of way, run along said Easterly right of way as follows: North 33 degrees 02 minutes 38 seconds West 218.00 feet to a point of curve to the right having a radius of 172.00 feet; thence Northeasterly along said curve for 135.53 feet, thru a central angle of 45 degrees 08 minutes 51 seconds; thence North 12 degrees 06 minutes 13 seconds East 1443.33 feet to a concrete monument marking the Northwesterly corner of Lot 3 of Lighthouse Pointe Estates (unrecorded); thence run along said Northerly boundary line of Lot 3, North 12 degrees 05 minutes 27 seconds East 194.83 feet to a concrete monument marking the Northeasterly corner of said Lot 3; thence leaving said 60 foot wide roadway run along the Easterly boundary line of said Lot 3, South 57 degrees 30 minutes 41 seconds East 543.06 feet to a concrete monument marking the Southwesterly corner of Lot 4 of Lighthouse Pointe Estates (unrecorded); thence continue along said Easterly boundary line South 32 degrees 57 minutes 55 seconds East 35.27 feet to a point lying on the Northerly boundary line of property described in O. R. Book 249, Page 340 of the Official Records of Franklin County, Florida; thence leaving said boundary line run South 56 degrees 49 minutes 54 seconds West 177.50 feet to a concrete monument; thence South 33 degrees 06 minutes 51 seconds East 86.71 feet to a rod and cap for the Point of Beginning; thence from said Point of Beginning South 57 degrees 05 minutes 12 seconds West 113.56 feet to a rod and cap lying on the Westerly boundary line of Lot 3 of said Lighthouse Pointe Estates (unrecorded); thence run along said boundary line South 41 degrees 35 minutes 38 seconds East 287.08 feet to a concrete monument; thence leaving said boundary line run North 57 degrees 09 minutes 16 seconds East 71.23 feet to a rod and cap; thence North 33 degrees 06 minutes 51 seconds West 283.88 feet to the Point of Beginning. Also Less and Except: Start at the intersection of Sections 2 and 3 of Township 8 South, Range 5 West, Sections 34 and 35 of Township 7 South, Range 5 West and travel Easterly along the section line a distance of 1086.1 feet to concrete monument on the Southerly boundary line of State Road Number 30 right-of-way; thence turn an angle of 33 degrees and 04 minutes to the left and go a distance of 250 feet to a point on the southerly boundary line of said State Road rightof-way, now turn an angle of 90 degrees to the left and go to a point on the Northerly boundary of said State Road Number 30 right-of-way; thence in an Easterly or Northeasterly direction (50 feet from the center of said road) go a distance of 70 feet to an iron stake; thence turn to the left and along the Western boundary line of property previously sold to Walker D. Oliver on the 6th day of February 1959 by McKissack Properties, Inc., go a distance of 210 feet to an iron stake. Call this the place of beginning of the herein property to be described. Now in the same direction go a distance of 580 feet to a concrete monument; thence turn 90 degrees to the right and go a distance of 300 feet to a concrete monument; thence turn an angle of 90 degrees and go a distance of 580 feet to an iron stake which is the Northeasterly corner of property sold to Nathan L. Autrey on the 3rd day of February 1959 by McKissack Properties, Inc.; thence Westerly along the Northern boundary of the said Nathan L. Autrey property and the Northerly boundary of the aforesaid Walker O. Oliver Properties and go a distance of 300 feet to the Point of Beginning. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1991 HOME Mobile Home bearing Title Number 62587202 and Vehicle Identification Number HMST634GA. Dated: December 14, 2011. Marcia Johnson Clerk of the Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Dec 22, 29, 2011 36787T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 11-00062-CP DIVISION: IN RE: ESTATE OF MICHAEL GORDON BLITCH a/k/a MITCHELL GORDON BLITCH, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Michael Gordon Blitch, deceased, whose date of death was June 12, 2010, file Number 11-00062-CP is pendiing in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida. Probate Division; the address of which is 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT Fll,ED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE. ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is December 8, 2011. Personal Representative: Tehani L. Blitch 3455 Table Mesa Drive #K226 Boulder, CO 80305 Donald E. Hawkins FL Bar No. 137392 Hawkins, Hawkins & Burt, LLP 501 S. Ridgewood Ave Daytona Beach, FL 32114 (386) 252-4499 Dec 15, 22, 2011 36815T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 11-47 CP IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN LEE HARGIS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The name of the decedent, the designation of the court in which the administration of this estate is pending, and the file number are indicated above. The address of the court is 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are indicated below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim or demand against the decedents estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated, you must file your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with the court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENTS DEATH. The date of death of the decedent is: FEBRUARY 2, 2011. The date of first publication of this Notice is: December 15, 2011 Personal Representative: PATRICIA L. HARGIS C/O Steven W. Ledbetter, Esq. 229 Pensacola Road Venice, Florida 34285 Steven W. Ledbetter, Esq. FL Bar No. 41345 229 Pensacola Road Venice, FL 34285 (941) 256-3965 Fax: (941) 866-7514 Email: sledbetter@ swllaw.com Dec 15, 22, 2011 36825T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 10-000309-CA REGIONS BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO AMSOUTH BANK, D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE Plaintiff, vs. O. LEE MULLIS; CHARLOTTE S. MULLIS; ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT; and FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment dated Novemeber 28, 2011, entered in Case No.: 10-000309-CA of the Circuit Court in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein O. LEE MULLIS; CHARLOTTE S. MULLIS; ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; and FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, are the Defendants, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Franklin County Clerk of the Circuit Court, 33 Market St., Apalachicola, Florida 32329, on January 11, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. the following described real property as set forth in the Final Judgment: LOT 11 OF SANDPIPER VILLAGE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES(S) 8

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Please send resume to: Chimene Johnson, Principal ABC School 98 12th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 or email to abcschool@live.comEqual Opportunity Employer County Coordinator Job Description The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners is seeking a proven, dedicated, innovative and experienced individual for the new County Coordinator position. The Board prefers an individual who has familiarity with county administration and who is a strong leader and manager. The successful individual will possess a four year college degree or have equivalent work experience. The ideal candidate should possess at least ve years of progressively responsible experience in management. The Coordinator position directly supervises and is responsible for the function of the Building Department employees, the Planning and Zoning Department employees, and the Courthouse Maintenance sta The Coordinator reports directly to the Board, and represents the Board at meetings and functions when so authorized. The Coordinator is the Boards representative to the Airport Advisory Committee, the Planning and Zoning Commission, and is the Boards contact for economic development. The Coordinator is the chief administrative o cial for the Board. Salary range: $40,000-50,000 depending on experience and quali cations Special Areas of Concern include: General government budgeting and nance General knowledge of county government structure and function General knowledge of human resource and personnel guidelines Experience in grant writing and grant administration Experience in organizing meetings; Experience in public speaking and public presentations Ability to read maps and zoning codes Ability to coordinate with other county departments and constitutional o ces Experience in disaster response Ability to interpret and explain complex problems Ability to express in writing and orally decisions or directives of the Board Experience in building maintenance Other duties may be assigned by the Board. Franklin County Employment Applications may be picked up in the Clerks O ce in the Courthouse at 33 Market St., Apalachicola. For assistance in obtaining an application please contact Michael Moron or Betty Sasnett in the Clerks O ce, telephone 6538861, ext. 100. Completed applications and resumes must be received in the Clerks O ce by Dec. 30, 2011, by 4:30 PM, attention Michael Moron, Board Secretary. The mailing address for the Clerks O ce is 33 Market St, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320. & 9, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. NOTICE ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this November 29, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson As Clerk of Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk NOTICE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market St., Apalachicola, Florida 32329, within two working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770. Dec 15, 22, 2011 36837T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY Case No.: 2010-CA-0000012 BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff, vs. Helen R. Reese; Unknown Parties in Possessin #1; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimant Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated November 28, 2011, entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-0000012 of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing L.P., Plaintiff and Helen R. Reese are defendant (s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE WEST FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED ON HWY 98, IN APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. January 18, 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: COMMENCING AT THE POINT OF INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 384 (BLUFF ROAD) WITH THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 8 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE NORTH 89 DEG. 42 MINUTES WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE 1793.00 FEET TO AN IRON ROD; THENCE NORTH 88 DEG. 58 MINUTES 43 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE 209.83 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 88 DEG. 31 MINUTES 13 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RGHT OF WAY LINE 147.80 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH I DEGREE 16 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST 421.11 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST 2.62 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG. 42 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 157.08 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE NORTH PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 2 FOR 420.63 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at Apalachicola, Florida, this 29th day of November, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of Court Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Submitted By: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813) 880-8888 (813) 880-8800 Dec 15, 22, 2011 36851T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 19-2009-CA-000498 DIVISION: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A, Plaintiff, vs. KIMBERLY W. FAULKNER et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 29, 2011, and entered in Case No. 19-2009-CA000498 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A is the Plaintiff and KIMBERLY W. FAULKNER; JEFFREY E. FAULKNER; ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 11th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 26, SANDPIPER VILLAGE, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 8, PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 1627 GANNET TRAIL, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 30, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Mr. Doug Smith, Office of Court Administration, Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, Phone: 850-577-4401, Fax: 850-487-7947. F09081777 Dec 15, 22, 2011 36845T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 19-2010-CA-000019 DIVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FORMERLY KNOWN AS WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM W. ROBINSON, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 28, 2011 and entered in Case NO. 19-2010-CA000019 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FORMERLY KNOWN AS WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, is the Plaintiff and WILLIAM W. ROBINSON; CAROL A. ROBINSON; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FORMERLY KNOWN AS WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 18th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 1 AND 2, IN BLOCK 99, OF THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 189 AVENUE E, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 28, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell **See Americans with Disabilities Act** If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Mr. Doug Smith, Office of Court Administration, Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, Phone: 850-577-4401, Fax: 850-487-7947 F10000999 Dec 15, 22, 2011 36873T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 19-2009-CA-000379 Division: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. JAMES MICHAEL MARGERT A/K/A JAMES M. MARGERT A/K/A JAMES MARGERT, LEESA D. MARGERT; ST. JAMES BAY PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/ OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclo-sure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on September 27, 2011, in the Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida described as: LOT 17 OF BLOCK B, ST. JAMES BAY SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISON AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PP. 39-46 PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: VACANT LAND A/K/A LOT 17 BLOCK B ROYAL TERN WAY, CARABELLE, FL 32328, including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the front door steps of the Courthouse, at 33 Market St., in Apalachicola, Florida, on January 18, 2012, 11:00 am. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Dated this 29th day of November, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Dec 15, 22, 2011 36889T IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-599-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS LEWIS and ANN LEWIS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 21, 2011, and entered in Civil Action No. 10-599-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 the Defendants, THOMAS LEWIS and ANN LEWIS, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 18th day of January, 2012, at the front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, the following-described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: All of Lot 13, located in Casa Del Mar Subdivision, Phase 1, a subdivision located on St. George Island, Franklin County, Florida, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, page 2, of the official public records of Franklin County, Florida. 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