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Title: The Apalachicola times
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Publication Date: 02-02-2012
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xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM Phone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8036 Circulation: 800-345-8688 DEADLINES FOR NEXT WEEK: School News & Society: 11 a.m. Friday Real Estate Ads: 11 a.m. Thursday Legal Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Display Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Line Ads: 5 p.m. Monday xxxxx Contact Us xxxxx Out to see Index Thursday, February 2, 2012 By David Adlerstein Times City Editor Mitt Romney might have won the Florida Republican primary, but Newt Gingrich was the clear favorite among the Franklin County GOP. Out of 711 ballots cast Tuesday, a turnout of 44.2 percent of the countys 1,609 registered Republicans, the former Speaker of the House captured 340 votes, or 47.8 percent of the total. The former Georgia congressman carried six of the countys eight precincts, losing to Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, in votes cast in Alligator Point and tying him on St. George Island. Romney, who easily won the states GOP Presidential preference primary with 46.4 percent of the vote, came in second in Franklin County, with 223 votes, or 31.4 percent. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who ran third in the state with 13.4 percent of the total, picked up a nearly identical percentage in Franklin County, with 94 votes, or 13.2 percent. Texas congressman Ron Paul, who ran fourth in Florida with 7 percent of the votes, did slightly less than that percentage in Phys ed facility expands elementary school Merger not in the publics best interest By David Adlerstein Times City Editor The group of activists who opposed Progress Energy putting large transmission lines through downtown Apalachicola are seeking to weigh in on the plans to merge the company with Duke Energy. In a motion now pending before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which must decide whether to approve the merger, Fernandina Beach attorney Arthur Buddy Jacobs said a group of Apalachicola citizens should be granted standing to intervene in the case, arguing the merger is not in the publics best interest. Jacobs, who has handled the case ever since protests against the poles stepped up last fall, contends in his ling, Progress through its Teen charged as adult in rape cases By David Adlerstein Times City Editor A 16-year-old Eastpoint youth has been charged as an adult in connection with two rapes that occurred in August and December of last year. On Jan. 26, Circuit Judge Angela Dempsey ordered Leonard Green III to be held without bond in the Franklin County Jail on a charge of sexual battery, which in Florida is the equivalent of what is commonly termed rape. Green, who made a first appearance Jan. 27 before County Judge Van Russell, is being housed separately from the adult offenders at the jail. The judge also ruled that a County GOP prefers Gingrich GOP RESULTS Candidate County State Mitt Romney 31.4% 46.4 Newt Gingrich 47.8 32.4 Rick Santorum 13.2 13.4 Ron Paul 6.3 7 GINGRICH ROMNEY See GOP A5 LEONARD GREEN Room to grow By David Adlerstein Times City Editor Franklin County Elementary School students soon will be getting into even better shape, thanks to a spanking new physical education facility unveiled last week. Sporting an enormous pair of scissors, Superintendent Nina Marks and School Board Members Teresa Ann Martin and Carl Whaley snipped the ribbon Friday morning on the long-awaited $2 million multipurpose building, designed to suit the indoor physical education needs of the elementary school students on campus. After an introduction from the presidents of the elementary, middle and high school student government associations, a prayer by Elementary School Dean Eddie Joseph and the Pledge of Allegiance led by the middle schoolers, a group of elementary school students led the small gathering in God Bless America. Principal George Oehlert offered remarks on the new building, and Marks introduced the leadership of JRA Architects Inc., who designed the 12,174-square-foot, multipurpose space, and from PSBI, who built it. On hand were David Vincent, from the Tallahassee architecture rm, and PSBIs Aaron Boyette and Brian Zettle, vice presidents from the rm who oversaw and managed the construction. Following the snipping of the ribbon, guests were invited to tour the new building, just as the giant red Seahawk in the middle of the ANTI-POWER POLE ACTIVISTS: See MERGER A7 See RAPE A5 DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Superintendent Nina Marks, center, and School Board Members Teresa Ann Martin, left, and Carl Whaley snip the ribbon on the new multipurpose building. Below is a view inside the new building. See FACILITY A5 Birds of a feather, A10 VOL. 126 ISSUE 40 Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . . A8 Faith . . . . . . . A9 Outdoors . . . . . A10 Tide Chart . . . . A10 Sports . . . . . . A11 Classi eds . . . A12-A13 Free lecture at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab Dick and Natalie Gordon, scientist volunteers at the Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory Embryogenesis Center, will give the rst of three free lectures, Diatoms Are Forever: Jewels of the Sea for Fun and Nanotechnology today, Feb. 2. Refreshments served at 7:30 p.m., lecture from 8-9 p.m, at 222 Clark Drive in Panacea. For more information call 984-5297 or visit www.gulfspecimen.org/. Murder at Howard Johnsons Friday through Sunday, Feb. 3-5, the Panhandle Players present Murder at the Howard Johnsons, directed by Ed Tiley, at the Eastpoint Firehouse, 24 Sixth St. The ultimate love triangle with homicidal overtones has never been so hilarious. Admission $12. For more information or reservations, call 670-5064 or visit panhandleplayers.com. Bob Milne ragtime piano at Dixie Through Sunday, Feb. 5, ragtime/boogie-woogie pianist Bob Milne will perform at the Dixie Theatre for his 13th year. For show times or reservations, call 653-3200 or visit www.dixietheatre.com. Admission is $20. Snowbird Appreciation Day Tuesday The third annual St. George Island Snowbird Appreciation Day will be Tuesday, Feb. 7. Participants may register ($9) at any of the islands vacation rental companies beginning Friday, Feb 3. Activities begin at 10 a.m. and include raf e run, nature tours at the state park, bridge walk, a reduced rate to climb the lighthouse, Happy Hour, dinner and bingo. For more info, call the visitor center 927-7744 or visit www.sgiSnowBirds.com. Full Moon Climb The February Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7. Sun will set at 6:22 p.m., and the moon will rise at 6:27 p.m. After sunset, people are invited to climb to the top of the lighthouse; cost is $10, $5 for SGLA members. Call the St. George Island Visitor Center at 927-7744.

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Local A2 | The Times Thursday, February 2, 2012 Weems Medical Center East provides primary care services, urgent care services and rotating specialty care services. Ofce hours are 8a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 850-697-2345 for an appointment today! Walk-ins are welcome. Our mission is to improve the health status of the residents and visitors to Franklin County, by providing quality, compassionate, cost effective and convenient health care through community leadership and in collaboration with other healthcare organizations which serve our communities. Join us Friday, February 10, 2012 at 5:30pm for a discussion on Menopause to be hosted by Terrie Tullos, ARNP-C from North Fl Womens Care. By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer On Jan. 21, ve Labrador retriever puppies ew away to a new home in South Florida, but they didnt grow wings. They got a lift from a pair of pilots who donate their time to animal rescue. The sky was clear and blue, indeed a perfect day for ying, when a small plane landed at Cleve Randolph Field at the Apalachicola Regional Airport and taxied to the terminal. Two men and a brindled bulldog emerged and were greeted by a dozen human fans and half as many canines. The pilots were Lloyd Zand and Larry Ploucha and their mission was to ferry needy dogs to forever homes. The bulldog, Brutus, was coming to meet new owners who drove over from Mobile, Ala. to collect him. Zand and Ploucha are volunteers for Pilots-N-Paws, an organization that puts pooches who need transport together with pilots able to provide it. On Saturday, Zand and Ploucha dropped off Brutus and picked up ve black lab puppies from Franklin Countys animal shelter, as well as Becker, a Weimaraner from Mobile. All six dogs were headed for forever homes via the Brooksville airport, north of Tampa. Shelter Director Karen Mills said the ve nine-weekold black lab pups were the last of a litter of 11, seven of which were surrendered to the shelter. The puppies were placed through Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida. Terry and Shannon Joyner had driven Becker over from Mobile to meet the plane and travel to a permanent home with a family. They were fostering him until his adoption could be arranged. After Terry saw him safely crated in the plane, she presented Ploucha with a bag of Satsuma oranges for the dog. He loves Satsumas, she said. He used to pick them off the tree in our yard and peel them himself. The dogs arrived at Brooksville airport safe and sound on Saturday evening. One of the puppies traveled on to Miami, a second went to Cape Canaveral. Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida complimented the Franklin County Humane Society on the good health and excellent socialization of the young dogs. Pilots-N-Paws is a 501(c)(3) not-for-pro t that maintains a website enabling people with pets that need transport to make contact with pilots who can provide the transport. The organization does not arrange for transports, but provides a forum where others can. For more information about the group, to donate or arrange a transport visit pilotsnpaws.org/. Pilots-N-Paws gives wings to shelter pets When was the last time you had a cup of coffee for 30 cents? I thought so. Well, you can get one Monday through Saturday at Chillas Hall from 9-11 a.m. On Thursdays the coffee is free. Thats the day the many from the VA comes over to answer your questions and help you with your claims. Join us some morning. Went to the spaghetti dinner last Sunday. My brother Knights did a good job. I got to visit with many of my friends, and had a nice afternoon. Thanks guys! Had a big crowd for lunch last Thursday at the Franklin County Senior Center. George and Sarge are back! Hope you can join us on Thursdays, and enjoy a good lunch with your friends and neighbors. Serving begins at noon. On Saturday, Feb. 4, members of the Lanark Village Golf Club will prepare and serve a full breakfast and bake sale at Chillas Hall, from 8:30 a.m. Well be looking for you. There will be a Bake sale too. There will be a soup and salad lunch at Chillas Hall on Saturday, Feb. 11. Serving begins at 10 a.m. Soup, salad, beverage and dessert, all for a donation of $6 for Lanark Village Association members, $7 for nonmembers. All women members of Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 will be treated to a steak dinner on Saturday, Feb. 11. The men will make a donation of $11. This being Leap Year, if some of you ladies who wish to make the donation for your fellow it will be prim and proper for you to do so. You will be served a 12-ounce New York strip steak with mashed potatoes, salad, roll and butter. Please sign up at the bar, or call 697-9998, so we can get a count up of steaks well need. Serving begins at 5 p.m. Happy Valentines Day. Be kind to one another, check on the sick and house-bound, and Get a Grip, Tie a Knot, and Hang On to Jesus. Until next time, God Bless America, our troops, the poor and hungry. Women legionnaires to be treated to steak dinners Top Right: Larry Ploucha readies his single-engine Mooney aircraft, as Terry Joyner prepares to load Becker for his trip south to a forever home. Far Right : Shelter Director Karen Martin holds two of the puppies own Saturday to new homes. Bottom Left: Pilots Larry Ploucha, right, and Lloyd Zand got wrapped up waiting for Brutus forever family to arrive from Mobile. LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Smart Lenses SM Can produce clear vision without glasses, at all distances "Freedom from Eye Glasses, Now a reality for many." NO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payments has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed by payment or any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. www.mulliseye.com "WE WELCOME NE W PATIE N TS, C ALL T ODAY FOR YOUR P RIORITY APP OI N TME N T" FOR NEW PATIENTS 59 AND OLDER This certificate is good for a complete Medical Eye Exam with Todd Robinson, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Surgeon. The exam includes a prescription for eye glasses and tests for Glaucoma, Cataracts and other eye diseases FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT CALL: 850-763-6666 ELIGIBILITY: U.S. Citizens living in the Florida Panhandle, 59 years and older, not presently under our care. Coupon Expires: 2-29-12 FREE EYE EXAM CODE: AP00 Darren Payne, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon Lee Mullis, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon Todd Robinson, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh

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Local The Times | A3 Thursday, February 2, 2012 Carrabelle seniors host Saturday dance The Carrabelle Senior Center will host a dance this at 7 p.m. Saturday evening, Feb. 4, at the center, at 201 NW Ave. F, on the corner of 1st Street and NW Avenue F in downtown Carrabelle. Admission is free, with music provided by local disc jockey Ron Vice, serving up a lively mix of Big Band dance tunes and mellow pop hits. Come down to dance... or just to listen to the music! For more information on the dance and other activities at the Senior Center you can view the web site at www. CarrabelleSeniorCenter. com. Seafood workers to meet Feb. 13 The Franklin County Seafood Workers will be holding a meeting at 5 p.m Monday, Feb. 13. at the Eastpoint Fire House. The FCSWA will be discussing the shelling program. Also, the FCSWA will be giving out shelling numbers to those who have signed up and giving another opportunity for people to register. Also up for discussion and voting will be the possibility of doing away with the AP Card that is purchased each year through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at the cost of $50. Additional board members will be discussed along with Progress Energy Bay closures due to power pole placement. For more information, call Jennifer Millender, FCSWA secretary, at (850) 597-0787. Weatherization help now available Many Franklin County families are struggling with the high utility bills. Capital Area Community Action Agencys Weatherization Assistance Program may be able to help. This program provides permanent solutions to keep homes cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Services are provided to low-income residents whose income does not exceed 200 percent of the poverty level: $21,780 for a household of one; add $7,640 for each additional household member. Homeowners and renters may apply, but renters must have permission of the property owner. Single-family homes, mobile homes and duplexes qualify. For more information, call Capital Area Community Action Agencys ofce in Apalachicola, open Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 653-8057. Disadvantaged transportation board meets Feb. 15 The Franklin County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Franklin County Courthouse Annex Courtroom, 33 Market St., Apalachicola. In addition to its regular business, the agenda will include the adoption of the Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan, and rates and review of the Federal Transit Administration applications. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued. For additional information, a copy of the agenda or if you require RESOLUTION WHEREAS the School Board of Franklin County, Florida (the School Board) wishes to maintain and improve the excellent quality of education in our public school system; and WHEREAS maintaining and improving this excellent quality of education requires maximum exibility in the use of any and all funds accuring to the School Board; and WHEREAS the state funding formula coupled with the general economic situation do not provide sufcient operating revenues to maintain and improve our high quality schools. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Franklin County, Florida, in a public meeting duly called and assembled: 1. That pursuant to Section 1011.73(2), Florida Statutes, The Board of County Commissioners of Franklin County is hereby directed to call a special election for March 6, 2012, for the qualied electors of the Franklin County School District to vote on the levy of an ad valorem millage increase for operating expenditures of the School District as authorized by Section 1011.71(9), Florida Statutes. 2. The substance of the millage referendum and the ballot title shall read: FRANKLIN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL REFERENDUM MARCH 6, 2012 Shall the Franklin County School District levy an ad valorem millage increase of .50 mil per year for the scal years beginning July 1, 2012, and ending June 30, 2016 for operating expenses necessary to maintain the quality of Franklin Countys public school system? _________________YES, for the levy _________________NO, against the levy PASSED AND DULY ADOPTED the 8th day of December, 2011. By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer A pair of intrepid travelers passed through Franklin County last month on their way to everywhere. David Miller of California turns 50 on Oct. 30 and hes decided to take a year off for an adventure. While many see their milestone 50th birthday as an opportunity to do something special, take a trip, start a new career, or make some other important life change, Miller decided on the travel option. He and Max, his 5-year old Weimaraner, have set out to visit all 50 states over 50 weeks in 2012. Miller carries a supply of food for Max, who travels in a specially designed trailer and. Miller also has camping gear, although he rarely sleeps in a tent. After a day of riding, nishing up with a good meal, a shower and a comfortable bed are important, he said. Miller began his epic journey Oct. 31, 2011, the day after his birthday. He is now on the rst leg of the trek, from San Diego to Miami. After Miami, Miller plans to head to his folks home in Sarasota for a little R and R. He will then bike back to San Francisco and from there to Washington, D.C. From there, he heads to Seattle and will nish his trip in Alaska and Hawaii. While visiting Apalachicola, he said the most wonderful thing he had encountered on his journey were the many random acts of kindness of friends, family, friends of friends and complete strangers. He has encountered this everywhere and fondly remembered another biker in Pensacola who took him home for dinner and gave him a room for the night and a fellow in Destin who made him breakfast and took him paddle boarding. One of Millers primary objectives is to raise funds for several charities, each of which holds a special place in his heart. One of these is, in fact, the American Heart Association. At age 33, Millers father was diagnosed with coronary insufciency. Fortunately, with the help of medication, close attention to diet and a regimen of physical activity, his dad has lead a healthy, active life for the last 40 years and still sails, bikes and plays tennis. Miller hopes his trip will promote awareness of the importance of exercise and a healthy lifestyle. He also supports the Cancer Research Institute, dedicated to nding novel ways to harness the power of the immune systems to conquer cancer. His mother successfully fought through two bouts of cancer, and due to timely responses, effective treatments and a strong will to recover, is a living success story in the ght against cancer. Miller also supports the Nature Conservancys efforts to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. Lastly, Kadima is an organization in Mexico whose main purpose is the inclusion and active participation in family, community and society of children, youth and adults with disabilities or special needs. Its objectives are focused primarily on defending equality, fair treatment and the free expression of diversity. Miller spent much of his working career promoting tness centers in Mexico. To follow his journey, support one of his charities, or read a blog about his travels, visit www. bike50at50.com/. Travels with Max: 50 weeks on the road News BRIEFS Photos by LO I S SWO B ODA | The Times David Miller and traveling companion Max stand before their tiny caravan. Left, Max inside his trailer. special accommodations at the meeting because of a disability or physical impairment, contact Vanita Anderson at the Apalachee Regional Planning Council, 20776 Central Ave. East, Suite 1, Blountstown, FL 2424 at least ve working days prior to the meeting date.St. Joe Bay Day Saturday The St. Joe Bay Preserve Center, 3915 State Road 30-A will host an open house this Saturday, Feb. 4, beginning with birding around 9 a.m. and ending with an astronomy lecture at 7 p.m.. Enjoy rafes, music and tours, with a low country boil from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A $10 donation is requested. To reserve a place on the tours or birding walks, call 229-1787. Sign up now for Dixie Youth League The Franklin County Dixie Youth is accepting applications for the 2012 season, for children at least 5 years old by May 1. Fee is $50 for rst child, $45 for each child after that. After March 1, late registration fee will be $60. Signups at three locations: the D.W. Wilson, Vrooman and Will Kendrick sports complexes. Signups are 6-7 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 2 and 9, and Tuesday, Feb. 7. Registration on Saturday, Feb. 11, is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call Link Carroll at 653-6240 or 670-8167.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012 Opinion A4 | The Times USPS 027-600 Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 Publisher: Rick Martin 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 Apalachicolas pearls are its people Gus and I want to thank all of the people from Apalachicola, who treated us like family, during our stay in your wonderful town. We came here on a recommendation from a couple from Panama City. We were only going to stay a couple of days and explore more on down the coast. First person we met was Nathan from the Tap Room. He gave us several recommendations around town. We stayed at the Coombs for two nights wonderful! We were going to leave but ended up staying two more nights at the Gibson Inn. We had to say hello to Captain Wood! Had to stay for Happy Hour on Friday met Bill and Pidge, Voncile, Lizz and several more great people. We danced at the Spoonbill. We explored St George Island and the state park. We met Beverly at the restaurant and she told us about the Rotary Club on Tuesday. We ended up staying three more nights at the Bryant House. That was a wonderful stay also! Great food, wonderful hospitality, once more, feeling like family. You have a treasure thats not been torn down and replaced with concrete and parking lots. You have personalities that arent plastic. Your pearls are not all found in your wonderful oysters, they are the innkeepers, your restaurants, your shermen and families, your shops, waiters and waitresses and the atmosphere of your town. We will be back. Gus Barnett and Cathy Dailey District rankings provide a pro le for businesses I am confused. On www. FranklinCountySchools.org, Superintendent Nina Marks states, The District Staff is committed to excellence and making our school system one to be proud of. However, when faced with the prospect of school district rankings based on student achievement, Marks tells us rankings are bad. Why? Easy. Rankings testify to comparative district competence. That would make Superintendent Marks both responsible and accountable for Franklin County School District students achievement rather than the teachers who are doing what they are told. The truth is: Comparing school districts will help create jobs in Florida. District rankings are one of the few guidelines an employer has when deciding which county has the most trainable workforce. District rankings, combined with the published Annual School District Report (which shows the reading levels of 10th grade students), combined with the districts student ACT test scores, provide a business that is considering relocation an accurate pro le of a countys workforce. ACT scores of 24 and above = probably graduate from college; 22 to 24 = probably community college; and less than 20 = probably drop out. The Franklin County School District is the most expensive annual cost per student school district in Florida. What are the residents, taxpayers and students getting for their investment in FCSD? Academically, FCSD is in the bottom 10 percent of school districts in Florida. ACT just ranked Florida in the bottom 10 percent of states in preparing students for college. In terms of student achievement, FCSD is in the bottom 1 percent of school districts in the USA. In addition, 80 percent of FCSDs 10th grade students are functionally illiterate (aka, untrainable). What does that say about the prospect of job growth in Franklin County? To open a successful McDonalds franchise in Franklin County, the owner will have to import his employees from the surrounding counties. A FCSD School Board member told me, Graduates of FCSD cant make change. Socioeconomic levels have little to do with student achievement. Student achievement is based on the quality of their schooling. Marva Collins, Jamie Escalante, and John Comer, among others, have proved that in the classroom. In addition, John Comer showed that school-classi ed mental retardation did not deter 80 percent of his EMR grads (those with an I.Q. of 5078) from going to college -once he gured out how to teach his mentally retarded, illiterate, high school students (primarily composed of Mexican farm workers children) how to read. First and foremost, Floridas public schools have to teach their students how to read. What they are doing isnt working. More of the same isnt going to work any better. Socrates said, Only a fool learns from experience. The wise man learns from the experience of others. Unfortunately, FCSDs school administrators and teachers are reluctant to learn from their own experience, much less the experience of others. Franklin Countys workforce is one of the least trainable in Florida. Whatever one sows, that will he also reap. (Galatians). School district comparisons are the only way to create jobs-with-afuture in Floridas counties. Jobs-with-a-future pay $18/ hours plus. John Comer Vote yes on school millage levy The Franklin County School District needs your help. A special millage election will be held Tuesday, March 6, in which the Franklin County School Board will seek consent for continued exibility in local school tax revenue. In 2008, the voting citizens of Franklin County consented for the Franklin County School Board to transfer 0.5 mils in local tax revenue from capital projects funds into general operating funds. Rather than continuing to levy the 1.5 in capital millage, the school board levied the 0.5 mils for additional general operating funding and also lowered the capital millage to 1.0 mils. This adjustment provided much needed General Operating Funds without adding additional millage and provided the school district with the exibility needed for funding classrooms and personnel vital to the success of the Franklin County School system. This exibility is needed due to decreased funding at both state and local levels. The need for capital projects funds is still needed; however the need to provide for student learning opportunities is greater than the need for brick and mortar. The improvement in our school grades the last couple of years is a wonderful return on this investment. It is far more vital to have 0.5 mils in revenue available for instructional programs and personnel than for the same 0.5 mil revenue set aside for buildings and equipment. This exibility to further enhance the educational process for Franklin County students is not given by the state of Florida but by you. You have graciously allowed us to do what makes sense with local revenue by placing these funds where they are most needed. For example, the funding from the state of Florida to provide transportation to and from school, to athletics games and other activities is approximately 40 percent of what it actually costs our district. Voting yes for this continued exibility allows us to help cover these costs. As a native of Franklin County and graduate of our school system, I stand proud of our accomplishments. We have faced and are overcoming dif cult challenges. Your support as a voting citizen of Franklin County is needed now more than ever. Please vote yes on Tuesday, March 6. Roy Carroll LETTERS TO THE EDITOR By Don and Pamela Ashley Special to the Times The last Mardi Gras Parade was in 1916 in Apalachicola. That nal year, a pilot named Lucky thrilled local crowds with a 40 minute air show in a newfangled invention called the Wings of Man. Hard times, epidemics, a Depression and World War ended the good times Apalach celebration for the next nine decades. But on the ninth anniversary of Habitats Mardi Gras, to raise funds for our fth house along the Forgotten Coast, we will bring back a Mardi Gras parade for the community. A Golf Cart ($20 entry fee) and Pet parade ($5 entry fee) will take place Friday, Feb. 3 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., starting at the Bowery and moving down Commerce Street to the Courthouse and around Water Street to a free concert at Riverfront Park. Come catch some beads, show off your decorated carts, parade your pets, wear a mask, eat gumbo or a Lucky Dog and wash it down with a cold libation or nectar of the vine. Half the fun of a Mardi Gras parade is a community crowd letting the Good Times Roll. This is a modest start toward what we hope will build into a much bigger parade by the 100th anniversary (2015) of the last big Apalach Mardi Gras parade. Much depends on you, the community. We want others to come join in, visit the Forgotten Coast in February, rent a room or beach house and eat local seafood. But the Mardi Gras party is for you. The traditional Mardi Gras ball will be this Saturday, Feb 4 at the Armory from 6:30 p.m. for dinner and show, for $50 per person. Tickets for the show only, beginning at 7:30 p.m., are $25 per person. All for a good cause, to build a family a home the could not afford otherwise. Important to note a Habitat home is a no-interest loan each family must pay back with reasonable monthly payments. Since your local Habitat chapter is all-volunteer, every dollar donated goes to build the next house and every dollar repaid by Habitat families is invested in another house. We are building our fourth house in Eastpoint and will soon choose a fth family from the same area. Two local banks, Centennial and Cadence both, generously donated Habitat lots in Eastpoint. Both are also Mardi Gras sponsors along with a growing list of local businesses recognized in the Times Mardi Gras advertisement. So Laissez les bons temps rouler Let the Good Times Roll and not let 100 years roll by without an Apalachicola Mardi Gras parade. Don and Pamela Ashley are working to organize this weekends Habitat for Humanitys Mardi Gras celebration. Lets revive the annual Mardi Gras parade By Gov. Rick Scott Special to the Times The new year is just beginning, and already Florida is off to a great start thanks to the strides made in 2011 to make Florida the best place to live, work and vacation. In 2011, we set the states economic engine in motion by removing barriers to doing business, shrinking government and creating opportunities for Floridians to get back to work. Right away we saw signs these changes were working. Florida became the state with the second largest decrease in unemployment among the 50 states we dropped two percentage points since I was elected and we were third in the nation for job growth since January 2011, creating more than 134,000 private sector jobs as of November. The nal job numbers for 2011 will be announced later this month, but clearly we have laid the groundwork to send job numbers even higher in 2012. This legislative session I will continue to build on that framework with my proposals to increase education funding, control soaring Medicaid costs, further accelerate job growth and x Personal Injury Protection auto insurance fraud all while keeping the cost of living low. While the signs that our economy is recovering are welcome, there still are struggles ahead. Florida is faced with another budget shortfall this year, which means tough choices will once again be necessary. Despite this challenge, I will work with the legislature to ensure Floridas budget is balanced and puts the right amount of money into the programs and services Floridians have told me they want their tax dollars spent on. After traveling the state and listening to Floridians from all different backgrounds, the overwhelming majority of you told me the most important program you want your money spent on is education. That is why I have proposed adding $1 billion for K-12 education the third largest amount of state K-12 funding in Florida history. I know that the key to getting a good job is a good education, and I will not sign any budget into law that does not signi cantly increase state dollars for education. In order to fund education at this level, my budget proposal calls for reforming the way Medicaid hospital providers are reimbursed for services. This reimbursement system is currently unfair to both taxpayers and hospitals because it appears to reward inef ciency by paying hospitals that provide similar services, signi cantly different Medicaid reimbursement rates. Medicaid is the single fastest growing portion of our states budget and the cost continues to skyrocket at a pace ve times the growth of the states general revenue. If Medicaid continues to grow at this rate it will bankrupt our state. Changing the way Medicaid hospital providers are reimbursed is the most logical and fair rst step to rein in uncontrollable Medicaid costs. Growing jobs will continue to be among top my goals for this session and I will work with the legislature to enact the principles laid out in my 2012 Job Creation and Economic Growth Agenda. The seven priorities outlined in my agenda include: Streamlining business permitting and eliminating burdensome rules and regulations. Providing tax relief and reform for Floridas working families and businesses. Reforming Floridas unemployment system to create a reemployment system. Restoring accountability and credibility to Floridas Workforce Boards. Prioritizing vital transportation projects to facilitate economic development opportunities. Offering stability to Florida businesses by balancing the budget without raising taxes. Prioritizing science, technology, engineering and mathematics in education. In addition to growing jobs and preparing students for the workforce, I also pledge to avoid implementing policies that raise the cost of living in this state. A costly problem right now is rising auto insurance rates caused by Personal Injury Protection automobile insurance fraud. PIP fraud is an almost billion dollar hidden tax on Floridians who pay higher insurance rates because of scammers who get paid for staged auto accidents. Chief Financial Of cer Jeff Atwater and I will work together to eliminate fraud, increase accountability and bring auto insurance rates down. These are my biggest priorities this legislative session, and critical steps on the journey to get Florida back to work. I encourage all Floridians to send me their ideas and feedback on these priorities and any other solutions to challenges facing the state in todays economy. Please share your comments by emailing Rick.Scott@eog.my orida.com. Together, we can make 2012 a great year. Lets get to work together! Rick Scott is the governor of Florida. A new year, a new Florida

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DRAWING & PERS P ECTIVE Fridays, Jan 20-Mar 9 OILS, S TU D I O Jan 24-26 PASTELS FO R THE U N D ISC O VERE D Jan 30-Feb 2 W ATERC O L O R B O L D & BEAUTI F UL Feb 7-9 PASTELS FO R E VERY S KILL L EVEL Feb 13-16 OILS, S TU D I O Feb 28 & 29 128 E P INE ST ST GE O RGE ISLAN D F L 32328 IN FO@FO RG O TTENC O ASTART C OM (850) 927. 2303 ARTIST W O RKSH OP S WINTER SCHE D ULE N O W IN P R O GRESS ST GE O RGE ISLAN D CO LLAGE & W AX Feb 28 & 29 I NTR OD UCTI O N T O S ILK PAINTING Mar 1st OILS, PLEIN A IR Mar 6-8 PAINTING S TILL L I F E IN W ATERC O L O R Mar 13-15 PLEIN A IR PASTELS O N THE CO AST Mar 19-22 Call or email for info on artists, supplies and registration. Completed OILS, Completed OILS, S Completed S TU Completed TU D Completed D I Completed I O Completed O Jan 24-26 Completed Jan 24-26 Completed PASTELS Completed PASTELS FO Completed FO R THE Completed R THE U Completed U N Completed N D Completed D ISC Completed ISC O Completed O VERE Completed VERE O VERE O Completed O VERE O D Completed D Jan 30-Feb 2 Completed Jan 30-Feb 2 Franklin County, picking up 45 votes, or 6.3 percent. The four candidates who have dropped out of the GOP race each picked up votes. Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann received four, while Texas Gov. Rick Perry had three. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and former Godfathers Pizza CEO Herman Cain each snared a single vote. Gingrich ran strongest in Carrabelle, where he picked up 54.5 percent of the vote, just slightly ahead of his margin in Eastpoint. He and Romney each received 60 votes on St. George Island, or 40 percent of the total there. Pauls strongest showing was in Lanark Village, with 10 percent of the votes there. Santorum ran best in Carrabelle, with nearly 18 percent of the vote. Nearly half of the votes cast in Tuesdays primary, or about 45.6 percent, were done by absentee ballot or early voting. Of these, a little more than half went to Gingrich, even better than the percentage he received overall. GOP from page A1 $50,000 bond be set on a charge of burglary of a dwelling person assaulted; and a $25,000 bond for a charge of battery on a person 65 years or older. All three charges stem from an incident in the early morning hours of Aug. 14, 2011, at a home in Apalachicola. Investigators say Green broke in to the home and had sexual intercourse against the will of an elderly woman. Green also faces two similar charges, sexual battery and burglary of a dwelling person assaulted, for a Dec. 3, 2011, incident at the Carrabelle Cove apartments involving a 59-year-old female victim. Investigator Brett Johnson with the Franklin County Sheriffs Office oversaw the detective work, beginning with DNA evidence collected at the Apalachicola crime scene. Craig Kincaid, the Carrabelle deputy chief of police, handled the investigation of the Carrabelle crime scene, which also yielded DNA evidence, said Robin Myers, the assistant state attorney prosecuting the case. The prosecutor said that based on evidence collected from the scene of the first assault, analysts with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement were able to work up a DNA profile of the possible assailant. Also, the victims provided a general description of their assailant, Myers said. Based on this information, Johnson obtained a DNA sample from Green, as well as other individuals. Green is a sophomore at Franklin County High School and a starting player on both the varsity football and basketball teams. Myers said that on Jan. 5, Johnson met with Green at the school, and Green voluntarily agreed to provide the investigator with a DNA buccal swab, taken of cells from his cheek. Johnsons request was handled in the presence of the schools athletic director Josh Wright and instructor Carol Weyrich, said Myers, who noted that authorities had sufficient probable cause to seek a warrant to compel the DNA sample. On Jan. 18, officials with FDLE notified Johnson that Greens sample matched the DNA profile taken from evidence at both scenes, Myers said. Johnson said he went to the school later that afternoon, and with the help of the schools resource officers, Green was apprehended without incident. Initially treated as a juvenile, Green was transported to the juvenile detention facility in Tallahassee. A week later, on Jan. 25, Green was charged as an adult in crimes stemming from the two incidents. Basically the statute gives us discretion to charge him as an adult, based on the severity of the crime and circumstances, Myers said. There are very few things I can think of more egregious than violating ones home and body. Any way we look at it, there are no juvenile sanctions available to adequately punish the behavior he engaged in, said the prosecutor, noting that if Green were to be tried, convicted and sentenced as a juvenile offender, the state would run out of jurisdiction in both detention and probation in five years, when he turned 21. As it stands now, Green is facing a lengthy sentence on the charge of burglary of a dwelling person assaulted, which for adults can carry a possible life sentence. The Supreme Court has deemed that juvenile offender cant be sentenced to life in prison without a meaningful opportunity for parole, Myers said. In addition, Green could receive up to 15 years in prison on the sexual battery charge and up to five years on the charge of battery on a person 65 years or older, a third-degree felony. Myers said he intends to file a petition with Dempsey to keep the names of the victims, and any identifying information, out of the public record. He also noted that if Green is convicted of these crimes as an adult, his lawyers could ask that he be sentenced as a youthful offender, which would allow for a much less severe sanction. Myers said he did believe there were any other suspects to be sought in the two incidents. Also, he said, we have no evidence at this point to link him (Green) to any other crimes. Green is being represented by Kevin Steiger, the public defender who handles cases in Franklin County. An arraignment has been set for 10:30 a.m. Feb. 14 before Dempsey. RAPE from page A1 basketball court was drying and the smell of a freshly completed building was crisp in the air. Zettle said the buildings outside dimensions are about 92 feet by 137 feet, with a low eave height of almost 23 feet. Structurally, the project is constructed of a pre-engineered metal building, concrete masonry units and brick veneer that matches the existing buildings on campus in color and design. The building mainly consists of a multipurpose room equipped with an athletic ooring system including striping for basketball and volleyball courts, six basketball goals and two volleyball nets and supports. The building also houses two skills lab rooms, coaches of ce, two restrooms, janitor closet, equipment storage closets, electrical room, communications room and mechanical mezzanine. Exterior improvements include sidewalks and aluminum walkway canopies that connect the building to the rest of the campus. School of cials have been careful not to refer to the building as a gymnasium, after state of cials had not included an additional gym when the consolidated school project was rst approved about six years ago. Marks stressed, though, that the facility is being funded entirely of local dollars, generated through capital outlay funds, and not with the direct help of state dollars. She also noted that it will be used for a variety of activities, including assemblies and plays. Zettle estimated the total cost will run $2.04 million and that all savings under the initial budget allocation will be returned to the school district. He said PSBI subcontracted with several local vendors with of ces in Franklin County on this project, including G & H Concrete & Company LLC, Jason White Construction LLC, Sellers Tile Distributors Inc. and Taylors Building Supply. G & H performed the concrete slab on grade, sidewalks and concrete equipment pad work, while Jason White handled the site grading work, storm sewer piping, site utilities and landscaping. Sellers Tile performed the vinyl composite tile, rubber cove base, ceramic oor tile and ceramic wall tile work, while Taylors did work on the doors, frames and nish hardware, aluminum windows, re extinguishers and cabinets, building signage, marker and tack boards and toilet accessories. The other scopes of work supplied on this project were performed by vendors with of ces outside of Franklin County; however, some of these companies employ workers that reside in Franklin County, Zettle said, noting that Leon Countys Action Labor and Gulf Countys Labor Finders, each have employees who reside in the county. Other businesses including motels and restaurants throughout Franklin County were supported by PSBI and our subcontractors that purchased lodging, meals, fuel and building supplies while working out of town. I have no way of knowing the actual nancial contribution to these local establishments, but I am certain the total would amount to tens of thousands of dollars. Marks said a parent support group for the elementary school is planning to raise funds to expand the bleacher capacity for the new building, While the new building is designated to serve the physical education needs of the elementary school program, it is expected to be used as an additional practice facility by middle and high school students and teams to ease demand on the main gym. FACILITY from page A1 DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times The fth-grade leadership in the elementary school Student Government Association are, standing from left, Fisher Edwards. treasurer; Tonnor Segree, vice president; Hannah Hogan, secretary; and Beyla Walker, president. Kneeling from left are Brindlin Monroe, second historian, and Abbie Pace, rst historian.

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All defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Jan. 24 Jefferson B. Vonier, 34, Bristol, withholding child support (FCSO) Michael T. Scott, 37, Carrabelle, withholding child support (FCSO) Keijuan M. Sims, 23, Port St. Joe, domestic battery, false imprisonment and criminal mischief (FCSO) Jan. 25 Tina N. Keith, 24, Carrabelle, grand theft, petit theft and fraudulent use of a credit card (CPD) Twoyne S. Croom, 35, Apalachicola, Leon County warrant for withholding child support (FCSO) Brandon D. Polous, 26, Eastpoint, battery (FCSO) Jan. 26 John A. Chenevert, 56, Palm Harbor, failure to appear (FCSO) Leonard Green III, 16, Eastpoint, two counts of burglary of a dwelling person assaulted, two counts of sexual battery, and battery on a person 65 years or older (FCSO) Johnny C. Jones, 38, Carrabelle, driving while license suspended or revoked, and violation of probation (FCSO) Jan. 27 Debbie I. Brett, 45, Alligator Point, insurance fraud (FCSO) Thaddeus M. 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Jacobs describes them as residents and property owners located in the historic district of Apalachicola, who are dramatically affected by the installation of the 100, 30,000-pound power poles carrying 115 kV of electricity through the town to other locations by Progress Energy. That the electricity is being carried to other locations is signi cant, because FERC regulates the sale of electricity in large quantities across state lines, as opposed to the retail sale to customers. Jacobs argues that the intervenors have a vital interest in ensuring that mergers approved by the commission are in the publics interest, and that this one is not. Jacobss argument before FERC, which now includes four commissioners, all appointed by President Barack Obama and an equal number of Democrats and Republicans, is an expansion of the one he made late last year, when he tried unsuccessfully to obtain a 90-day injunction from Circuit Judge Angela Dempsey to halt the work. The attorney contends the power lines will create immediate irreparable harm due to the permanent scarring of the historic landscape and goes on to argue that close-up and constant exposure to this high voltage 115 kV electricity will cause them (the intervenors), their grandchildren and others great bodily harm. Electromagnetic elds from power lines are linked to adult cancers, depression and suicide, reads the motion. The leukemia link has been repeatedly demonstrated; the number of children developing leukemia has been steadily growing over the last 50 years. The motion argues the poles will destroy the scale and uniqueness that is the attraction for visitors and the tourism economy, and says that Apalachicola is one of two most popular heritage tourist destinations; revenues to the State from heritage tourism is estimated to be in the billions. In addition to citing the citys 1988 franchise agreement with Progress, which Jacobs argues requires the company to promote aesthetic consideration, the motion says Progress refused to abide by a 90-day moratorium on the work put into place by the city commission in November. The company refused to allow this moratorium to try to work out a less destructive action, it says. The motion argues the company failed to meet the necessary permissions and considerations when it secured required permits from the Army Corps of Engineers and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. It cites a March 2011 opinion from the states division of historical services that notes the projects plans appear to be inconsistent with the Coastal Zone Management Act. The opinion says Progress must explore all possible alternatives to reroute the line, redesign the pole system, or to bury the transmission line between the substation and the river crossing. Alternatives must be thoroughly studied and analyzed, the community must be directly involved in these efforts in order to ensure an alternate plan is worked out to avoid and minimize the averse visual impacts the rebuild, as proposed, would have on this extremely important historic coastal town, reads the state opinion. The motion also argues the poles are dangerous to brown pelicans and double crested cormorants that feed, forage and roost in the area. Unable to win regulatory approval before a January merger deadline, Duke and Progress have said they would extend by six months the termination date of their $13.7 billion merger. The deal, in which Duke is buying Progress Energy, would make the combined company the largest U.S. electric utility with 7.1 million customers in six states. The new termination date of the deal would be July 8. Apalachicola Area Historical Society President Tom Daly said he believes Jacobs has made remarkable strides in getting the attention of powerful people who understand the value of Apalachicola and are willing to help us. Additional new evidence of bad faith by Progress is coming forward on a regular basis and as it is substantiated will be added to that intervention document, he said. This is a very, very compelling document. We are, by our efforts, threatening the merger. Both companies have invested huge amounts of money to achieve this merger, and we absolutely believe at some point they will be willing to discuss alternative routes with us. An additional $15 million to keep this merger on track is peanuts to these companies. Daly said the reality of seeing these poles being erected is worse then we ever imagined, and this has re-energized our efforts. While Buddy is working for us free, much of the research is contracted out and along with the public relations effort. We are still working hard to raise the sufcient funds to keep the effort going. We have raised about $20,000, and at this point we need to raise at least another $10,000 or $15,000. This is a small price to pay if we can get these poles out of our town and out of our bay, he said. I do believe we can make this happen. MERGER from page A1 ARLENE OEHLER | Special to the Times Members of the Delta Kappa Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International voted at their Jan. 9 meeting at The Hut Restaurant in Eastpoint to present a $100 check to Natasha Pennycuff, pictured above left with fourth-grade teacher Laura King. Pennycuff, a teaching intern in Donna Barbers fourthgrade class at Franklin County Elementary School, attended Brown Elementary School and Carrabelle High School. She is a Florida State University college student. Delta Kappa is an international organization of more than 100,000 educators dedicated to promote professional and personal development of women educators and excellence in education. DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times A view of the new poles on Avenue F. By David Adlerstein Times City Editor The Jan. 14 Oyster Cookoff netted the Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department $19,602 during another ne outing in only the events second year. The event went wonderful, said Marisa Getter; acting president of the board of the re departments auxiliary. We were so lucky to have yet another excellent day. The weather was perfect, and that helps immensely. We had an outpouring of support from everyone in our community. Volunteers were coming on their own to sign up and help the re department. Getter said the event grossed $27,258 including a $2,000 grant from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. She said that the auxiliary now has $22,603 in the bank. Leading in the fundraising among the dozen competitors were the Owl Caf, which raised $532, followed by Cafe Con Leche, which raised $346; Duf e Harrisons team, which raised $148; Christine Smiths team, which added $120; and the team of Caroline and Jeff Ilardi, which raised $24. The St. George Island Civic Club, offering Mason Beans fried Oreos, raised about $500 for the cause. In addition to Getter, board members include Megan Davis, Will Rosenbaum, Joe Taylor, secretary Donna McCoy and treasurer Paulette Moss. Oyster cook-off nets nearly $20K DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Mason Bean, left, and Fran Giknis fry up Oreos at the oyster cook-off, on behalf of the St. George Island Civic Club.

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A8 | The Times Thursday, February 2, 2012 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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING & ZONING CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA The Apalachicola Planning & Zoning will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, February 13th 2012 at 6:00 PM at City Hall, Community Center Meeting Room, 1 Bay Avenue, Apalachicola, Florida to discuss and receive citizen comments on a special exception request relating to proposed business use of the structure on the parcel located at the corner of Hwy 98 and 12th St (C-2 Neighborhood Commercial), more specically described as Block 77, Lots 8 10 pursuant to the ofcial zoning map of the city. A Special Meeting will immediately follow. The following special exception request item will be discussed and considered: a) The applicant is interested in opening a Bed & Breakfast as well as apartments within the C-2 (Neighborhood Commercial) zoned area. The Apalachicola Land Development Code allows for such use if special exception approval is granted. All interested parties are encouraged to attend and be heard with respect to this request. For further information, contact the Apalachicola Administrative and Community Development Ofce, 1 Avenue E, Apalachicola, Florida 850-653-9319. Society A8 | The Times Thursday, February 2, 2012 Brody Johnson turns 2 Brody Drake Johnson celebrated his 2nd birthday with friends and family. Brodys birthday was Wednesday, Jan. 25. He is the son of Brock and Kim Johnson. Maternal grandparents are Tom and Nedy Leavins of Delta, Colo. Paternal grandparents are Robbie and Marcia Johnson of Apalachicola. Maternal great-grandmother is Ada Leavins of Panama City. Paternal great-grandparents are Burnell and Bill Martina of Apalachicola and the late Paul and Inez Johnson. Taylor Ard turns 3 Taylor Keith Ard celebrated his third birthday on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. He is the son of Tim and Miranda Ard of Tallahassee. Maternal grandparents are Mark and Ida Elliott of Apalachicola. Maternal greatgrandparents are Charles and Mildred Cooper of Apalachicola and Adrienne Elliott also of Apalachicola. Paternal grandparents are Tammi Ard of Geneva, Ala., and the late Keith Ard. Paternal greatgrandparents are Dr. Carl and Faye Daf n of Tallahassee and Pat Cowles of Geneva, Ala. Kylan Keith Gray born Kylan Keith Gray was delivered to Jessie Walden and Dillion Gray on Monday, Dec. 5 2011, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. He weighed in at 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Proud grandparents are Keith and Lucille Walden, and great-grandparents are Marlyan and Ronald Gray. Introducing Riley Kate Ard Riley Kate Ard was born Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Mark and Ida Elliott of Apalachicola. Maternal greatgrandparents are Charles and Mildred Cooper of Apalachicola and Adrienne Elliott, also of Apalachicola. Paternal grandparents are Tammi Ard, of Geneva, Ala., and the late Keith Ard. Paternal great-grandparents are Dr. Carl and Faye Daf n of Tallahassee and Pat Cowles, of Geneva, Ala. Kayden Drake turns 2 Kayden Amari Drake celebrated his 2nd birthday on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. Drake is the son of Jasmine Lewis of Apalachicola and Frederick Drake of Columbus, Ga. Maternal grandparents are Trina Ford of Apalachicola and Freddie Lewis of Port St. Joe. Maternal great-grandparents are Rose Tolliver and Marion Green, both of Apalachicola. Godparents are Barbara and Raymond Lockley of Apalachicola. Happy BIRTHDAY Births Happy ANNIVERSARY Todds celebrate 30 years of marriage Celebrating 30 years of love, laughter and life, Margaret and Roy Alvin Todd will be renewing their vows at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, at Beach Baptist Chapel, in Mexico Beach. They are hoping all their friends and family will join them, especially if you were there in 1982. Vows renewal presided over by the Rev. William Smith, who married the Todds in 1982.

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The Times | A9 Thursday, February 2, 2012 It is time again for us to choose a leader for our country. Many are not totally happy with the current leader and are apprehensive about the current prospects. Economic decline, terrorism and health care issues are just a drop in the bucket in light of the issues we are facing as we search for a leader that can deliver us. In my Christian belief, these events are part of the end times that were prophesied in the Bible but even with that in mind, we can not stop ghting the good ght. The problems we are facing stem from deeper issues than governmental misappropriation. The citizens of this country must accept their part of the blame for being a part of the problem and not the solution if there is any hope for change. Mahatma Gandhi had an accurate discernment of our times when he identi ed these deadly social sins: Politics without principle Wealth without work Commerce without morality Pleasure without conscience Education without character Science without humanity Worship without sacri ce I was grieved as I read this because I realized that Americans are familiar with these transgressions. Politicians are the target of scandalous rumors and propaganda designed to discredit their integrity so as to exalt another political gure. Of course Americans love a good mud ght so we pull up a chair to watch them exchange blows, then we vote for the one with the least dirt on his face. We hold politicians at a higher standard when voting for them, yet when they make unethical mistakes in of ce we wink at it. Gender, race, age, popularity, political party, eloquence of speech, a strong jaw line or the bestlooking spouse should not be our only basis for choosing the best candidate. Their outlook on life (after conception), liberty and the pursuit of happiness should be our main focus. We should prayerfully choose the ones who we put in positions whose decisions are crucial to our future and the future of our country. Mr. Gandhis second point, wealth without work, has certainly contributed to the economic disaster we are now involved in. America was once viewed as a world superpower, and now our nation merely gets by on borrowed time and money. A man in debt is a slave, according to Proverbs 22:7, and our country is at the mercy of our debtors. We act like children born with a silver spoon in our mouths despite our net worth. We give away and spend money that is not ours to give as if we have plenty to spare. Between welfare and health care, our country is spending over a trillion dollars a year in social assistance. I am not against government bene ts if used appropriately to help people get back on their feet, assist the disabled or for short-term assistance in extenuating circumstances. I might not be politically correct in saying this, but government assistance should never support or encourage dependency of those who are capable of helping themselves. Unfortunately, welfare is crippling our able-bodied young people who are physically capable of working, while our elderly struggle nancially and are sometimes forced to work to supplement their Social Security. My greatgrandmother shucked oysters into her late 80s, even after she lost a nger in the machine. I do not condemn nor blame those on welfare. Why would anyone want to have bene ts of food, medical and housing cut back or completely off for working a minimum-wage job? Half of their wage goes to a sitter, taxes, transportation and the expense of working. Maybe a solution would be to supplement their wages instead of penalizing them for working. If the government gave greater bene ts to working parents, I believe more people would hunt for jobs and ultimately become contributors. We have 53 percent of Americans who pay taxes vs. the 47 percent who do not. What happens when the non-contributors outweigh the contributors? Our country will turn to socialism. By the people and for the people will be a dim memory once that seemingly intentional strategy takes place. Although unemployment may be high, undesirable jobs continue to be un lled. Many companies are turning to immigrants in order to get the work they need done. In Biblical days, if you did not work, you did not eat. Apparently we are not that desperateyet. Next week I will continue covering the remaining points. Please dont forget to ful ll your civic duty and vote. We welcome all suggestions and hope you enjoy this weekly column. Please send all emails to Scott Shiver at frontline247@mac.com 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. Entertainment FRIDAY Feb 3 5:30pm Golf Cart & Pet Parade from the Bowery to Riverfront Park for a concert SATURDAY Feb 4 6:30-10:30pm Reserved table & dinner for 6 $300 or $50 pp Show only 7:30-10:30 General Admission $25 Entertainment Entertainment Marilyn & Mason Bean Faith YOUTH MATTERS Scott and Pamela Shiver Its time to consider how we vote To my family and each and every one of you individually, there arent words enough for me to express my sincere thanks and heartfelt appreciation for every thing you all have done for me in the celebration of my 85th birthday. Your love shown to me has encouraged me to keep on living, and loving you all more and more. Every word spoken, every song sung, every picture shown by our mayor, all of your acts of kindness, was well done. Every gift I received will never be forgotten, Many thanks. Lovingly yours, Clarence Williams Sr. In memory of Martha Frances Brooks, Johnny Gudger, Ella Mae Richardson, Benjamin Gudger and James Jackson, the family invites all friends and family to our Candle Lighting Ceremony in their memory this Saturday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. at the Community Center in Apalachicola. Card of THANKS In Loving Memory Jimmy Joe Sanders, 50, born March 9, 1961 passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 in Eastpoint. He was a hardworking man, loving father, Paw Paw, companion and friend. He will be loved and remembered in our hearts forever and always. We will all miss him so much. We love you Daddy, may God be with you. The viewing was held Wednesday evening, Jan. 18, at Bevis Funeral Home, HarveyYoung Chapel in Crawfordville. Funeral services were held at the gravesite at Sanders Cemetery in Sopchoppy on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 19. Bevis Funeral Home, HarveyYoung Chapel was in charge of arrangements. His loved ones left behind include his son, Michael L Champion; daughters: Tonya A. Champion, Vickie A. Champion and Vivian A. Champion; grandchilden Camdyn Skipper, Bradyn Skipper, Kelly Pilger, Kayla Pilger, Austin Morales, Cheyenne Champion and Alex Hammond; greatgrandchild Kimberly Wilson; his girlfriend of 16 years, Linda Carden; and four brothers and ve sisters. Jimmy Joe Sanders JIMMY JOE SANDERS Obituaries Emery G. Given, formerly of 912 N.W. Ave. C, Carrabelle, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Hospice House in Tallahassee. He was born April 16, 1924, in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Lloyd and Laura Post Given. Emery served as a U.S. Army medic in Germany during World War II. He worked in several departments for Morels Meat Packing Plant in Ottumwa, and upon Morels closing he bought and managed various rental properties in the Ottumwa area. Emery loved interaction with people. He was a happy person who loved to spread his joy with everyone. Before moving to Carrabelle, he cherished the time he spent with his nephew Dick Lewis and his wife, Donna, especially their time at the river. In Carrabelle he spent his time working in the yard and driving his golf cart. Surviving are two sons, Raymond (Wendy Dickerson) Given of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Kevin (Linda) Given of Ottumwa, Iowa; and a daughter, Cindy (Tim) Sullivan of Carrabelle; four grandchildren, Amanda (Tim) Schmitt of Geneva, Sarah Given of Norfolk, Va., Michael Given of Ottumwa, Iowa, and Casey Sullivan of Atlanta, Ga.; three great-grandchildren, Ashton Schmitt and Braedon Schmitt of Geneva and Rebecca Given of Ottumwa, Iowa; and one sister, Marcella Manarey of Ottumwa, Iowa. Emery was preceded in death by his wife, Betty (Ormond) Given, and a sister, Dorothy Lewis. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Carrabelle Christian Center; Don Carroll presiding. In lieu of owers, please send donations to Hospice House. Emery G. Given

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E-mail outdoors news to times outdoors@star .com O UTDOORS www.apalachtimes.com Section Section A By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer More than 24,000 birds were counted in Franklin County during the 111th Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 29. The 24,479 individual birds counted in the countys count circle, which includes St. Vincent Island, was more than double the 10,261 tallied in 2010. The number of individual birds counted was the second highest since 2004, beaten only by 2008, when CBC birders counted 40,959 birds, of which 30,000 were migrating ducks. During the 2011 count, 144 species were spotted by seven teams of birders, six fewer than the 149 recorded in the previous count and just short of organizer and birder extraordinaire Alan Knothes goal of 150. Of 104 species spotted by multiple teams, 40 were observed only by a single team. The team led by John Murphy logged 102 bird species, not including red jungle fowl heard during the owling portion of the count. During the 2011 count, 35 volunteers traveled 223 miles and logged 74 hours of observation time. A western kingbird was a surprise among the 144 species spotted. Common in the western U.S., according to Cornell University, the kingbirds range has been expanding east since the rst part of the 20th century, and a population now overwinters in south Florida annually. The kingbird has been spotted in Franklin County on only three other occasions, during the CBCs in 1945, 2003 and 2007. The kingbird prefers open habitats with trees, shrubs or tall man-made structures including grassland, desert shrub, pasture, savanna and urban areas. This one was spotted on the edge of a weedy eld near the Apalachicola airport. Another rarity, Spragues pipit, likes similar terrain, and once again a team of birders rustled up a handful of these elusive little birds. Five were spotted between the runways at Cleve Randolph Field, a new record. Some other interesting birds found this year include northern gannet, American white pelican, anhinga, wood stork, common goldeneye, merlin, and clapper, king and Virginia rails. Also seen were sora, red knot, American woodcock, black-and-white and Wilsons warblers, painted bunting, rusty blackbird and Le Contes, Nelsons, saltmarsh and seaside sparrows. Two black scoters were spotted over the open water of the Gulf and on St. Vincent Island. This large sea duck eats mollusks and crustaceans and is normally found only as far south as South Carolina. Among the most vocal of waterfowl, groups of black scoters can be located by the plaintive whistling sound of the males. Black scoters were sighted in Franklin County during CBC for the rst time in 2008. Another arctic sea duck, the surf scoter, was spotted by the Gulf/Bay team. Known to winter off the Gulf Coast, this bird has been spotted in the county during the CBC only in 1996 and 2008. Though not considered endangered, the population of this species has declined by more than half over the last 40 years, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Bay/Gulf team also spotted a long-billed curlew, North Americas largest shorebird, which breeds in the grasslands of the Great Plains before migrating to the Gulf Coast for the winter. A common tern was sighted on Little St. George Island. This bird has been observed during the CBC in Franklin County on only three other occasions, in 1958, 1999 and 2006. Sighted in the Miles west of Apalachicola was a single piping plover, an endangered species that has declined steadily in the CBC over the years. As its shoreline habitat shrinks, the bird is disappearing. Many of the coastal beaches traditionally used by piping plovers for nesting have been lost to commercial, residential and recreational developments, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Through use of dams, humans can alter water levels of the lakes and rivers of plover inland nest sites. Too much water in the spring oods the plovers nests, while too little water allows grasses and other vegetation to grow on the prime nesting beaches, making these sites unsuitable for successful nesting. The bald eagle population has shown a steady upward trend. This year 46 were spotted, observed in all seven of the sample areas. Great Backyard Bird Count coming up The CBC is over, but now its time to gear up for the 15th annual Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 17-20. The GBBC is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are across the U.S. and Canada. The count is a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society to learn more about how birds are doing. Last year, participants turned in more than 92,000 checklists online, creating the continents largest instantaneous snapshot of bird populations ever recorded. Anyone can take part in the GBBC, from novice bird watchers to experts. Participants count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the event and report their sightings online at www.birdcount.org. On the website, participants can explore real-time maps and charts that show what others are reporting during the count. The site has tips to help identify birds and special materials for educators. Participants may also enter the GBBC photo contest by uploading images taken during the count. Many images will be featured in the GBBC websites photo gallery. All participants are entered in a drawing for prizes that include bird feeders, binoculars, books, CDs and many other birding products. 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Some anglers are reporting ounder catches in the M.B canal and off of the jetties. Black sea bass are being caught inshore around rubble and in the Car Bodies area. Striped bass and even a few of hybrid bass are reported this week in the I.C.W. canal and going west to East Bay. Hotter water temps are on the rise and have stirred up the cat sh and bream bites as well. Depot creek is hit or miss, and the jury is still out on the new boat ramp there. SPONSORED BY BIRDS-EYE VIEW Christmas Bird Count doubles last years tally PHOTOS BY JOHN SPOHRER | Special to the Times This pair of painted buntings was spotted near Water Street Hotel. Above right is an Eastern phoebe. Below right is a Nelsons sparrow. Red shouldered hawks are abundant in and around Apalachicola.

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CARRABELLE A PALA C HI C OLA SP O RT S www.apalachtimes.com A Section Thursday, February 2, 2011 Page 11 By David Adlerstein Times City Editor The Seahawks boys bas ketball team has had its share of hard knocks this season, but they keep on battling. After an early season injury to their point guard, and the loss of their big man last month, the Seahawks squared up against archrival Port St. Joe Saturday night before a packed gymnasium in Eastpoint. Seahawks Coach Mike Sweatt tried a match up boxand-one, a man matchup zone, that he hoped would vex St. Joe Coach Derek Kurnitskys team. It was something I dont think he was ready for, said Sweatt. The Seahawks jumped ahead 16-13 after the rst quarter, and led 22-19 at the half after both teams man aged only six points each in the second quarter. The Sharks outscored the Se ahawks 19-13 in the third quarter, moving ahead 38-35 to set up the dramatic n ish. That was a time when they were ready to lay down but instead of attacking them, and pushing the ball up and scoring in transi tion, we didnt really attack them like we should have, said Sweatt. We let them hang around. We were the better team the whole night, no doubt about it. If we played them tonight we beat them. The Seahawks tied it at 42-all with ve minutes left, on a backwards layup by Tresean Carr, and two more Carr buckets, one after a crucial A.J. Allen steal at half court, making it 46-all with 2:20 left to play. Allen, back from an ankle injury, then hit a bucket to put the Seahawks ahead 48-46. I actually wanted to get the last shot up, said Swe att. We were in our stall of fense. Senior Chance Buffkin missed the front end of a oneand-one with 1:22 left, as did Carr, but a free throw from Allen gave the Seahawks a three-point lead, 49-46 with less than a minute left. Port St. Joe scored with eight seconds left, and Kur nitsky called timeout, fol lowed by Sweatt using his last timeout. When we got into position, I told them where the play was going to go, said Sweatt. But we had mental breakdowns at the end. On the inbound, Allen had to pass off to avoid going out of bounds, and then the ref ruled the ball be turned back over to the Tiger Sharks. Sophomore Natron Lee then scored his only bucket of the game as he layed up the in bound and gave Port St. Joe a 50-49 win. You dont execute at the end of the ballgame, youre going to lose ballgames, said Sweatt, disappointed his squad went just 2-for-7 from the free throw line in the last two minutes of play. He was pleased his squad held senior point guard Alex King, averaging 24 points per game, to just six. I thought we did what we wanted to do, said Sweatt. I wanted to keep 22 under 10 points. I wanted to make sure they stayed in the 40s. All in all the ef fort was there, weve been playing hard the last few weeks. But its a matter of nishing out ballgames, and executing the offense and not getting impatient. After facing off against Bay High at home Tuesday, the Seahawks are gearing up for Senior Night at home Thursday, Feb. 2, when Buffkin, Allen and Macken zie Wilson will be honored, Then its the district tour ney next week, when the sixth-seeded Seahawks will play third-seeded Bozeman at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Blount stown. They are both scrap py, scrappy team. Theyre al ways up, Sweatt said. The run zones and both have a little bit of half-court trap. But if we outwork and out hustle them we have a good chance of winning and being in the championship. With the loss of Leonard Green, who had produced double digits in both re bounds and points, and the return of Carr and Allen, the team is adapting. Its been that way this season, said the coach. Things happen and we have to adapt. The team is now playing four guards and rotating in a big man, either Seth Rogers, Holden Foley, David Butler or Direek Farmer. Regardless of records, you hit those districts, every bodys 0-0, he said. I think there could be a turn for this district tourney. These kids, theyre gaining con dence. Weve been beating ourselves all year and Im just waiting for us to turn that page. Hopefully that light will come on. JAN. 28 VS. PORT ST. JOE Port St. Joe 13 6 19 12 50 Franklin Co 16 6 13 14 49 SEAHA WKS: Dwayne Griggs 7/10 2s, 2/3 FTs, 16 pts.: Chance Buffkin 3/10 2s, 2/4 FTs, 8 pts.; A.J. Al len 4/7 2s, 1/9 3s, 1/2 FTs, 12 pts.; Tre Carr 6/10 2s, 12 pts.; David Butler 1/2 FTs, 1 pt. TEAM: 21/58 (36%) 20/42 2s, 1/16 3s, 6/15 FTs REBOUNDS: Griggs 15, Buffkin 10, Allen 5, Carr 4 BLOCKS: Buffkin, Butler, Carr STEALS: Allen, 4, Griggs, Carr ASSISTS: Buffkin 2 Win over St. Joe eludes Seahawks By Joe Shields Special to the Times After advancing to the District 1-1A nals by vir tue of a 2-0 shutout of Rocky Bayou the Seahawks boys varsity soccer team lost a 1-0 cliffhanger to the Port St. Joe Sharks Friday to nish as district runner-ups. The Seahawks (7-6-2) traveled to Maclay Wednes day night, Feb. 1 to take on the Marauders in the re gional quarternals. The original district nal venue, the Twin Oaks Sports Complex in Niceville, was changed to Port St. Joe to al low less travel time for ath letes and fans. A large crowd was in attendance. Despite the rivalry and the importance of the match, this was as a good a rst half of soccer as could be hoped for, as the Seahawks executed to perfection their possession-style play, keep ing the Sharks on their heels throughout. The Seahawks were seeing the entire eld and able to disseminate the ball to push the Shark defense. Elton Olvera and Graham Kirvin managed two shots on goal apiece and James Newell had a header off a corner kick before the intermission. Through 39 minutes, the stingy Seahawks team de fense allowed a mere two shots on goal, both saved by net minder, Daniel Carrino. The impenetrable Seahawk defense of back liners Tan ner Klink, Javeion Wineld, Julio Ramirez and Billy Har ris blew up all Shark op portunities, until with only 55 seconds left in the half, a through ball got by Wineld and a point blank shot on goal gave the Sharks a 1-0 advantage. In the second half the game grew more physical as the Sharks tried to add to their lead and the Seahawks looked for the equalizer. A free kick was awarded the Sharks for a foul by a Se ahawk and a yellow card giv en to an unnamed Shark for unsportsmanlike play. De spite the physicality, the Se ahawk offense continued its possession-style-attack and in so doing created multiple opportunities. Olvera added two more shots on goal; and Alex Causey had one shot on goal. The Seahawks defense continued to play fantastic and held off all Shark scor ing opportunities, with Car rino making an additional ve saves. But the Seahawks were unable to obtain the equalizer by the matchs nal whistle. We played very well, just not quite good enough to win tonight, said Coach Jono Williams. Now we have to take the many positives from this game, put the loss behind us, and prepare for a tough match at Maclay. Sophomore Alex Causey was awarded Player of the Match for his huge defensive impact from the wing mideld position, in the middle third of the eld, throughout the game. He completely controlled the left side of the eld and staved off multiple offensive attacks by acquir ing dispossessed passes, stepping up and ripping the ball off of the opponents drib ble and procuring headers out of the air. Additionally, Causey was instrumental in providing another option off the wing as the Seahawk of fense tried to score, by mak ing himself available in the offensive third, and shooting once on goal. Defensive pressure helps top Rocky Bayou On Wednesday night, Jan. 25, the Seahawks, seeded #2 in the district, tangled with district rival and third-seed ed Rocky Bayou Knights in the semi-nals. Wearing their whites, the Seahawks advanced to the nals after an impres sive defensive showing. The Seahawks looked to score rst, by distributing the ball wide to their outside midelders, Zack Howze and Causey. This opened up the Knights defensive backeld and the offensive prowess of Olvera, with four shots on goal; and Kirvin and Howze, each with one shot on goal, were on dis play for the large crowd gathered in Niceville. Olvera scored early, off an assist from Kirvin, and with the Seahawks lead ing 1-0 at the water break, things seemed to be going well. The Knights were ag gressive and would not roll over, so the Seahawk defense had their hands full right be fore the half. Defensemen Klink, Wineld, Ramirez and Harris negated most of their scoring opportunities in the Seahawks defensive third, with the six shots that got through squelched by Se ahawk goalie Carrino. In fact, the Seahawks played team defense very well, the only cause for alarm an ofciat ing crew which would not let either team play soccer and instead began issuing free kicks and yellow cards like they were handing out can dy. In the rst half alone, the Knights were given six free kicks off what were deemed unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, and both Klink and Olvera were cited with a yellow card. The second half was similar as the Seahawks in creased pressure on offense and clamped down on the Knights with their defense. Kirvin led all Seahawks in the second half with three shots on goal, while Ol vera had two, and Howze, Ramirez and James New ell each added one shots on goal. The bizarre ofciat ing continued late into the game with four fouls called on the Seahawks and ve on the Knights. Seahawk James Harris and an un named Knight each earned a yellow card. As the ofciating grew more ridiculous, coach Williams apparently com plained one too many times, and he too, was yellow carded. Regardless, the Se ahawks continued to play possession soccer and with only a few minutes left in the game, a throw-in from Howze ew over the top of a Knight defender, to the feet of a sprinting Olvera, who let y with a cross. The ball found the feet of Kirvin inside the six-yard box and was promptly shot. Ini tially it was blocked by the desperate leg of a Knight defender but Kirvin recol lected the loose ball and shot again, this time nding nothing but net and giving the Seahawks a 2-0 victory. Junior Daniel Carrino was awarded Player of the Match, making seven saves, including a brilliant diving save off a Knight free kick, for his fourth shutout this season. Joe Shields serves as as sistant to coach Jono Wil liams of the Seahawk boys soccer team. By David Adlerstein Times City Editor The Lady Seahawks soccer team faced a tough opponent in the regional seminals Friday night as the Maclay Lady Marauders ended their run in the state soccer tournament. The Lady Marauders got out to a quick 1-0 lead ve minutes into the game, and then struck again a minute later with sophomore Rean na Leonis rst of four goals. Leoni netted her second goal of the game to give Ma clay a 3-0 halftime lead. The Lady Seahawks still felt like they were in the match until Leoni scored her third goal of the match minutes into the second half, which gave Maclay a 4-0 lead. Leoni was tough to han dle all night, said coach Kelli Maggio. She has very good ball control and is very quick with the ball. Its not surpris ing that she has scored 51 goals this season. Leonis nal goal came on a direct penalty kick just out side the penalty box to make the score 5-0. Then Maclay added two more goals late, with the last one coming sec onds before the nal whistle was blown. The game ended with a 7-0 victory for Maclay, despite 23 gutty saves by freshman Macey Hunt. The Lady Seahawks three seniors Megan New ell, Emmy Norris, and Jes sica Dempsey played their nal soccer match of their high school career. All three seniors made huge contributions to the pro gram, and they will be hard to replace., said Maggio. Dempsey couldnt play her normal ball-hawking de fense because she suffered an ankle injury in the re gional quarternal game. Maggio said she and as sistant coach Ramon Va lenzuela encouraged the team afterward. They put the girls soccer program on the map, earned the re spect of our opponents and brought pride to our com munity, said Maggio. We have nothing to hang our heads about. This is our second year competing in districts and we made it to the regional seminals, the Sweet 16 and in fact nished as the last public school standing! They were the better team and probably the best team we faced all year, said the coach. We give full credit to Coach Paul Dickson and his squad. And even in defeat, this game gave our girls the image of where we want our pro gram in the future. We would like to ex tend our appreciation to the media, the athletic de partment and our parents for supporting the Lady Seahawk soccer program, said Maggio. Lady Seahawks end breakout season Seahawks lose cliffhanger in district nals DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times A.J. Allen makes a crucial steal with time running down. DAVID ADLERSTEIN | the Times Lady Seahawk senior Jessica Dempsey, left, chases down the ball in the regional semis.

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A12| The Times Thursday, February 2, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 76436 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2007-CA-000376 ARCH BAY HOLDINGS, LLC -SERIES 2010B Plaintiff, vs. JEFFREY GALLOWAY A/K/A JEFFREY S. GALLOWAY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JEFFREY GALLOWAY A/K/A JEFFREY S. GALLOWAY; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); JOHN DOE; JANE DOE; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida, described as: LOT 31, BAY COVE VILLAGE, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5 AT PAGE 18 AND 19 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 at 11:00 a.m., on March 14, 2012. DATED THIS 24th DAY OF January, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 24th day of January, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-8660 Phone: 813-915-8660 Attorneys for Plaintiff Feb 2, 9, 2012 76340T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-543-CA PREMIER BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. G&G, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, SIDNEY E. GRAY, RONALD K. GRAY, JOHN B. GOSS, BLACK BEAR ENTERPRISES, INC., a dissolved Florida corporation, DELL SCHNEIDER, and LAKE MCKISSACK PLACE HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida non-profit corporation, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1) OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgement of Foreclosure entered on December 16, 2011, in Case No. 2010-543-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit for Franklin County, Florida, in which PREMIER BANK, is the Plaintiff, and G&G, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, SIDNEY E. GRAY, RONALD K. GRAY, JOHN B. GOSS, BLACK BEAR ENTERPRISES, INC., a dissolved Florida corporation, DELL SCHNEIDER, and LAKE MCKISSACK PLACE HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida non-profit corporation, are the Defendants, that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Franklin County, Florida, will sell at public sale the following described real property: Lot 8, LAKE MCKISSACK PLACE, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 9, Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. The sale will be held on February 15, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., to the highest bidder for cash, at the Franklin County Courthouse, located at 33 Market Street, in Franklin County in Apalachicola, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of this lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated Dec 20, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Franklin County Clerk of Court MICHELE MAXWELL Deputy Clerk Jan 26, Feb 2, 2012 76231T IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-523CA JUDGE: DEMPSEY IN RE: Forfeiture of One (1) 1991 Ford F-150 VIN: 1FTDF15YXMNA82901 NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Tracy Jill Sommer Last known Address: 27 Adams Street, Eastpoint, FL 32328 YOU ARE NOTIFIED tha a forfeiture action has been filed against the above described motor vehicle by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. You are required to file an answer and any written defenses with the Clerk of the Court and to serve a copy of the answer and defenses on or before 30 days from the first date of publication, Sandra R. Coulter, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, 2900 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32399. Failure to file your answer and defenses will result in a default being entered against you. WITNESSED by hand and the Seal of the Court on this 27th day of December, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of Court Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk January 12, 19, 26 February 2, 2012 76342T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-542-CA PREMIER BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES E. STEGE, II, BRANDI L. STEGE, SIDNEY E. GRAY, S.&P.N.B, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, and FRANKLIN COUNTY FLORIDA BOCC, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1) OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgement of Foreclosure entered on December 16, 2011, in Case No. 2010-542-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit for Franklin County, Florida, in which PREMIER BANK, is the Plaintiff, and JAMES E. STEGE, II, BRANDI L. STEGE, SIDNEY E. GRAY, S.&P.N.B, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, and FRANKLIN COUNTY FLORIDA BOCC, are the Defendants, that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Franklin County, Florida, will sell at public sale the following described real property: Lot 6, Angler’s Point Subdivision, as per map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 37, Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. The sale will be held on February 15, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., to the highest bidder for cash, at the Franklin County Courthouse, located at 33 Market Street, in Franklin County in Apalachicola, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of this lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated Dec 20, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Franklin County Clerk of Court MICHELE MAXWELL Deputy Clerk Jan 26, Feb 2, 2012 76418T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 19-2008-CA-000508 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-4 Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL FORSLUND et. al., Defendant(s). RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure date January 9, 2012, and entered in Case No. 19-2008-CA-000508 of the Circuit Couurt of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-4 is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL FORSLUND; and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL FORSLUND; and ANGLERS HARBOR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, LLC; and FIRST TENNESSEE BANK, F/K/A FIRST HORIZON HOME LOANS CORPORATION are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash are held at the front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 15th day of February, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 15, ANGLERS HARBOR, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 8, AS REVISED BY THAT CERTAIN REPLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 32, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at FRANKLIN County, Florida, this 10th day of January, 2012. MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk FRANKLIN County, Florida By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk GILBERT GARCIA GROUP P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 2005 Pan Am Circle, Suite 110 Tampa, Florida 33607 (813) 443-5087 Fla. Bar# 438405 469549.001296TST Feb 2, 9, 2012 76709T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010-545-CA PREMIER BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. S.&P.N.B., LLC, a Florida limited liability company, SIDNEY E. GRAY, PAUL OSTERBYE, LORNA OSTERBYE, and ANGLERS HARBOR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1) OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 16, 2011, in Case No. 2010-545-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit for Franklin County, Florida, in which PREMIER BANK is the Plainiff, and S.&P.N.B., LLC, a Florida limited liability company, SIDNEY E. GRAY, PAUL OSTERBYE, LORNA OSTERBYE, and ANGLERS HARBOR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, are the Defendants, that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Franklin County, Florida, will sell at public sale the following described real property: Lot 1, Anglers Harbor, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 8, as revised by that certain replat recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 32, Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. The sale will be held on February 15, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., to the highest bidder for cash, at the Franklin County Courthouse, located at 33 Market Street, in Franklin County in Apalachicola, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated December 20, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Franklin County Clerk of Court Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Jan 26, Feb 2, 2012 76711T N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010-544-CA PREMIER BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. S.&P.N.B., LLC, a Florida limited liability company, SIDNEY E. GRAY, PAUL OSTERBYE, LORNA OSTERBYE, and ANGLERS HARBOR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1) OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 16, 2011, in Case No. 2010-544-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit for Franklin County, Florida, in which PREMIER BANK is the Plainiff, and S.&P.N.B., LLC, a Florida limited liability company, SIDNEY E. GRAY, PAUL OSTERBYE, LORNA OSTERBYE, and ANGLERS HARBOR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, are the Defendants, that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Franklin County, Florida, will sell at public sale the following described real property: Lot 12, Anglers Harbor, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 8, as revised by that certain replat recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 32, Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. The sale will be held on February 15, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., to the highest bidder for cash, at the Franklin County Courthouse, located at 33 Market Street, in Franklin County in Apalachicola, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated December 20, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Franklin County Clerk of Court Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Jan 26, Feb 2, 2012 76745T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-63CP Division: PROBATE IN RE: ESTATE OF ANNE ROZIER HUTCHINS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ANNE ROZIER HUTCHINS, deceased, whose date of death was October 28, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for FRANKLIN County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, 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 OF THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is January 26, 2012 Personal Representative Ralph K. Hutchins PO Box 627 Eastpoint, FL 32328 Kristy Branch Banks Attorney for Ralph K. Hutchins FL Bar No. 517143 PO Box 176 Apalachicola, FL 32329 (850) 670-1255 Fax: (850) 670-1256 E-Mail: info@kbblawfl.com January 26 February 2, 2012 76865T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 19-2009-CA-000266 DIVISION: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. DEBORAH CALIANNO A/K/A DEBORAH J. CALIANNO, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 9, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 19-2009-CA-000266 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 DEBORAH CALIANNO A/K/A DEBORAH J. CALIANNO; VITO A. CALIANNO A/K/A VITO ANTHONY CALIANNO A/K/A VITO CALIANNO; CAPITAL CITY BANK; KELLY’S LANDING HOMEOWNERS’ 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 15th day of February, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 1 OF KELLY’S LANDING, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9 AT PAGE 4 OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A LOT 1 KELLY’S LANDING, CARRABELLE, FL 32322 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on January 10, 2012. 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

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CHIPMAN, ROAD DEPARTMENT 376 STATE ROAD 65, EASTPOINT, FL 32328 PHONE: (850) 670-8640 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION WILL SUPERVISE THE WORK OF STATE INMATES. OPERATE VARIOUS SPECIAL HEAVY EQUIPMENT, PERFORMING TASKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ROAD DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS, OPERATES FRONT END LOADER TO LOAD ROAD MATERIAL OR DEBRIS FOR DUMP TRUCKS, BACK HOE TO DIG OUT DITCHES AND A VARIETY OF TRACTORS. OPERATES VARIOUS EQUIPMENT SUCH AS CHAINSAWS, BLOWERS, WEED EATERS, PUSH MOWERS, AND ETC. OTHER DUTIES AS REQUIRED. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND DRUG SCREENING WILL BE COMPLETED ON SELECTED APPLICANT. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a high school diploma or an equivalent. Requires knowledge of Florida traf c laws. Requires basic understanding of safety procedures; the ability to drive and operate the above mentioned equipment. Must possess a valid Florida Commercial Class A Driver's License with a favorable driving record. Must have the ability to meet the Department of Corrections criteria for a certi cation as an NON-DC Supervisor of State Inmates. Newly hired employees shall obtain such certi cation within 90 days of hiring. Posted Dates: Thursday, January 26, 2012 Thursday, February 2, 2012The Franklin County Board of Commissioners is an Equal Opportunity/Af rmative Action/Drug Free Workplace Employer Find the right person for your job today at emeraldcoastjobs.com 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. F09047577 February 2, 9, 2012 76917T IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 19 2010 CC 000051 ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not for profit corporation Plaintiff, vs. TERESA L. JACOB, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 24, 2012 and entered in Case No. 19 2010 CC 000051 of the County Court in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein St. George Plantation Owners Association, Inc. is Plaintiff, and TERESA L. JACOB and the UNKNOWN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE, SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM M. JACOB, DECEASED, AND ALL UNKNOWN PERSONS OR PARTIES HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE, OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY LOCATED IN ST. GEORGE PLANTATION are Defendants, I Will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the Front Steps of the Franklin County Courthouse at 33 Market Street, Apalachicola. FL 32320, Franklin County, Florida, at 11:00 am on the 21st day of March, 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 16, Nick’s Hole, Phase I, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5 at Page 36 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. 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 Danny Davis, ADA Coordinator, Court Technology Office, Office of Court Administration, 301 S. Monroe St., Rm 225, Tallahassee, FL 32303, (850) 577-3401 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED this 25th day of January, 2012. Marcia M. Johnson, Clerk of Circuit Court By: Terry Creamer Deputy Clerk 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. Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 348 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Suite 7 Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548-5253 (850)-664-2229 (850) 664-7882 Fax February 2, 9, 2012 76915T IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-260-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. TIMOTHY C. POLORONIS and LEE ANNE POLORONIS Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 24, 2012, and entered in Civil Action No. 11-260-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, TIMOTHY C. POLORONIS and LEE ANNE POLORONIS, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 14th day of March, 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. Lot 8, Block 119, City of Apalachicola, 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 25th day of January, 2012. Hon. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Court Franklin County, FL By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk February 2, 9, 2012 Incorrect Insertion PolicyFor Classified In-column AdvertisersAll ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser to insure correctness. The newspaper will assume correctness at the time of the read-back procedure unless otherwise informed. Please your ad. Advertisers are requested to check the advertisement on the first insertion for correctness. Errors should be reported immediately. Your Florida Freedom newspaper will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for any error in advertisements to a greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the error. Any copy change, during an ordered schedule constitutes a new ad and new charges. We do not guarantee position of ANY ad under any classification. Eastpoint 45 Bagonia St Apt 106 Daily from 12pm-6pmEstate Saleworth $20,000 wants $10,000 Firm from Rolex Watches Eastpoint 119 N Bayshore Dr, February 4th 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m only!;MOVING SALE-Magnolia BluffFurniture, dishes, glasses, linens, towels, knick knacks and much more DIABETIC TEST STRIPS NEEDEDCall Bob (850)710-0189 Store Displays For Sale!Bay Breeze Antiques Desk & lighted display. Black bookcases -3 for $200. Other shelving avail. Look for Store-Wide Sales Thurs, Fri, & Sat 850-229-7774Txt FL95643 to 56654 HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESAccepting ApplicationsMaintenance TechnicianRequires general maintenance experience, good driving record, & good customer service skills. Team player, works well under pressure. Weekend work required. Apply in person 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island Apalachicola: Studio/Efficiency $550 per month + deposit. Includes Murphy bed, appliances & large fenced yard. Call Kathy @ Robinson Real Estate Co. 850-653-7196 Apartment avail. Lanark Village, Can be a 1 or 2 br, with sunroom $450 month + $250 deposit (850) 509-2460 Two Apartments!!1 br & 2br with 1 & 2 ba 2nd Story with Balcony in Historic Downtown Apalachicola. W/D included furn or unfurn, 1st, last & security. Call 850-323-0599 Heritage Villas and Southern Villas of Apalachicola ApartmentsAccepting applications for 1, 2, & 3 br HC & non-HC accessible units. Some rental assistance may be available. HUD vouchers accepted. Call (850) 653-9277. TDD/TTY 711. This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. Lanark Village: Clean 2 bedroom, 1 bath, screened porch, AC Long term lease: 7 months min. $500 monthly + $350. security deposit, references required or wkly & wkend rental w/deposit Pets-will consider. Non smoking. 850-212-2063 Text FL95716 to 56654 Publisher’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Studio Apt. Furnished Upstairs StudioQuiet location, Water & Electric incl. Walk to Dwntwn. $650+Dep N/P or N/S For appt 653-9116 or 320-1174 St. George Island $160 week, Electric, Satellite, Garbage incl. Pool tble. 12’ X 65’ deck w/Beautiful view 850-653-5114 St. George Island 2Br, 1Ba, Bar, Satellite, Foosball Table 12’ x 50’ Deck. Only $250/week 850-653-5114 Lanark Village Carlton St. #6, 2 Br 1 Ba, All Tile, Walk-in Closet, Landlord pays Electric and Water, $600 month + $300 deposit. Call 850-927-2838 or 864-356-5949 Lanark Village Parker St., 2 Br 1 Ba, All Tile, $550 month + $300 deposit. Please Call 850-927-2838 or 864-356-5949 Eastpointe/Carrabelle 1bd Cottage, $485 + $200 utils. In forest 800sf, stone FP, W/D gas range & central AC 954-816-7004 Text FL94643 to 56654 SGI Plantation Home 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Fully furnished except linens. Newer home in the Plantation on St. Geo, Island. All wood floors, fireplace, garage, gourmet kitchen. Walk to beach or gulf or clubhouse. Yearly lease of $1300 per month plus security deposit plus utilities. No Smoking. Application and credit report required. Avail. 2/1/12. Please call (816) 679-5333 for info. Text FL93063 to 56654 $37,000 5 Acres near Crystal Lake on Amos Hayes Rd, property has well septic and power pole. Current survey is available. About 1.5 acres of the property is cleared. 850-271-5761 and leave a message. Total Down Pmt $5751999 Pontiac Grand Prix T otal Price $4,2000% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West 850-215-1769 9am-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday You Are Automatically Approved If You Can Make Payments On Time!!!Text FL95706 to 56654 Total Down Pmt $6752002 Dodge Durango T otal Price $4,9000% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West 850-215-1769 9am-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday You Are Automatically Approved If You Can Make Payments On Time!!!Text FL95705 to 56654 Total Down Pmt $20002002 Chevy Silverado X/Cab 4 Door T otal Price $8,8000% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West 850-215-1769 9am-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday You Are Automatically Approved If You Can Make Payments On Time!!!Text FL95701 to 56654 Total Down Pmt $9752002 Ford F-250 X/Cab 4 Door T otal Price $5,5000% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West 850-215-1769 9am-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday You Are Automatically Approved If You Can Make Payments On Time!!!Text FL95704 to 56654 ‘97 Buell S3 Thunderbolt Motorcycle, Harley Davidson Motor, runs great and garage kept, 17,000 miles. $3,500!! Call 850-271-5761 and leave a message. Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! 747-5020 L L o o o o k k N N o o F F u u r r t t h h e e r r T T h h a a n n T T h h e e C C l l a a s s s s i i f f i i e e d d s sWhat you want is right before your eyes in the Classified Section of your daily and Sunday NewspapersFor fast results, call747-5020 Buy it! Classified. Make your move to the medium that’s your number one source of information about homes for sale! For all your housing needs consult Classified when it’s time to buy, it’s the resource on which to rely.

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Local A14 | The Times Thursday, February 2, 2012 Our local real estate experts have identied what they feel are the best values around and are oering them to you in Real Estate Picks! (In this section), Discover the best real estate values in Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Cape San Blas, St. George Island, Carrabelle and surrounding areas. Best Values on the Forgotten Coast Best Values on the Best Values on the Best Values on the Forgotten Coast Forgotten Coast Real Estate Picks John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.com MLS#245990 $15,000 Eastpoint LAKES ON THE B L UFF F OREC L OSURE Gated subdivision off North Bayshore Drive, ideal location for a secluded home in this new subdivision with community pool, wooded lot with mature native vegetation, lot is irregular shaped, .46 of an acre, Bank owned. John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.com MLS#244767 $675,000 St. George Island QUALITY HOME FOR T H E DISCERNING BUYER Architect designed 4 BR, 4.5 BA, 2nd living area could be 5th BR, Secluded Pool & waterfall, Outstanding Kitchen, Fireplace, Cherry ceilings in LR, Tile Floors, Beautiful Decor, Anderson Windows, Elevator Shaft, Speakers throughout, Landscaping, high lot in the exclusive Plantation on Elm Ct. dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp Laban Bontrager, DMD Monica Bontrager, DMD 12761 Pea Ridge Road Bristol, Florida 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-5417 Bristol Dental Clinic DENTURE LAB ON PREMISES Same Day Service on Repairs and Relines Don Lively General Contractors L ICENSED AND I NSURED 20 Y EARS E XPERIENCE P .O. Box 439 C arrabelle, FL 32322 697-2783 or Mobile 566-2603 RC 0066499 R G0065255 Carrabelle Visa, Discover, and American Express Honored at Participating Ace Stores JACKSONS Building Supplies Building Supplies & Auto Repair Carrabelle 697-3333 We Deliver Anywhere Hardware and Paint Center Electrical & Finish Carpentry 850-229-6751 850-227-5666 Michael & Anthony T o n y P o l o r o n i s & S o n s I n c From A to Z PO Box 364 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 850-340-0756 Gregs Handyman Service & Lawn Maintenance NO JOB TOO BIG PLEASE CALL JOE @ 850-670-5478 joes_lawn@yahoo.com JOES LAWN CARE PILE DRIVING FOUN D ATION/PILING R E P AIR DOCK/MARINE WORK MOORING BOUYS OFFICE: 850.227.1709 FAX: 850.762.2552 CELL: 850.527.5725 HOWARD227 F AIRPOINT.NET ROBERTS APPLIANCE REPAIR ALL MAJOR BRANDS 18 Shadow Lane Apalachicola, FL 32320 Phone: (850) 653-8122 Cell: (850) 653-7654 Trades & Services FCHS offers GED classes GED classes are now being offered from 4-8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at the Franklin County School. Sign up during class meetings to prepare for next months GED test. Classes are in Building 1100 (Vocational Building) in Room 1111. If you need your GED, come to the Franklin County School to sign up for the test and to get any help you might need so that you can successfully pass the test and receive your high school diploma. Contact Linda Bradley at 670-2800 during class hours or call 370-6569 for more information. Franklin School plans Saturday FCAT camps The Franklin County Schools FCAT camps have been designed speci cally for students in grades 3-5 who are preparing to take the FCAT Writing Test on Feb. 28 and FCAT Reading/Math/ Science in April. The camps will be 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Franklin County School. Mrs. King and Ms. Clark will provide fourth-grade students with some awesome writing strategies and netune what they already have learned. Mrs. Creamer, Mrs. Gay, Mrs. Dykes, Mrs. King and Mrs. Clark will provide students with additional instruction in reading, math and science. The writing camp will be Saturday, Feb. 4, and again on Feb. 11 and 25. The reading and math/science camp will be Saturday, Feb. 4, and again on Feb. 11 and 25, and March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. The science camp is limited to fth-grade students only. For more information, call Harolyn Walker at 670-2800, ext. 1402, or your childs teacher. By Valerie Garman Florida Freedom One patient gained the con dence needed for a job interview. Another was given the ability to smile for the rst time in years. She just got up and cried, said local dentist Frank May. Probably for years she hadnt been able to smile. Every Valentines Day, in conjunction with National Dental Health Month, May skips the chocolates and conversation hearts and instead doles out smiles. Since the mid-90s, May has been offering free dental services on Valentines Day to local people in need through his Dentist with a Heart program. He estimated he and his staff perform about $15,000 worth of free dental work every Valentines Day. The bulletin board in Mays of ce is littered with thank-you notes from the many people he has helped through the years. This year, May said the of ce expects to see 40 patients. Patients used to be seen on a rst-come, rst-served basis, but May now screens potential patients through letters sent describing the need for dental work. We get quite a few letters, and there are some pretty sad situations out there, he said. We try to do it on a need-type basis. We want to make sure everybody whos out there having a hard time nancially has the opportunity to get their needs to us. Those interested in scheduling an appointment can send or bring by a letter to Dr. Mays of ce, 319 Williams Ave. in Port St. Joe, giving a brief description of your dental needs and why you are a good candidate for this bene t. Patients must be at least 12 years old and accompanied by a parent or guardian if under 18. Treatments provided will include cleaning, xrays, llings, extractions, diagnostics and pain control. Unfortunately, not everybody can be chosen to participate. Its pretty much at its maximum capacity, May said of the program, which allots about 30 solid minutes of clinical dentistry time per patient. In those 30 minutes, we try to do as much as we can. However, May hopes to one day expand the program. Once you start doing it, you realize the blessings you get are so great that you cant stop, he said. Ultimately, in the future, Id like to do two days instead of one. When May was in dental school, he read a trade journal feature on a dentist who developed a pro-bono program, and vowed to one day launch a program himself. May has since been recognized by dental journals internationally for establishing Dentist with a Heart. The program was featured in two prominent dental journals when it rst started out and has helped provide the foundation for other branch-out programs such as Doctors with a Heart and Optometrists with a Heart. I kind of came up with this system on my own, he said. There are several different people doing this now. Over the years, May has tried to encourage other dentists to launch similar programs by developing a Dentist with a Heart starter kit to mail out to those interested. My vision, and its been kind of dampened lately, was that dentists all over the country would do this on the same day, May said. Theres been some success, but for whatever reason its not as popular as I had hoped. Its been so bene cial to me I dont even consider it a charitable event anymore. Its been such a great blessing for me and my staff. Education BRIEFS VALERIE GARMAN | Florida Freedom Dr. Frank May and his staff perform an estimated $15,000 of free dental work every Valentines Day through the Dentist with a Heart program. Dentist gives bright smile for Valentines Day



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xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COMPhone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8036 Circulation: 800-345-8688 DEADLINES FOR NEXT WEEK: School News & Society: 11 a.m. Friday Real Estate Ads: 11 a.m. Thursday Legal Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Display Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Line Ads: 5 p.m. Monday xxxxx Contact Us xxxxx Out to see Index Thursday, February 2, 2012 By David AdlersteinTimes City Editor Mitt Romney might have won the Florida Republican primary, but Newt Gingrich was the clear favorite among the Franklin County GOP. Out of 711 ballots cast Tuesday, a turnout of 44.2 percent of the countys 1,609 registered Republicans, the former Speaker of the House captured 340 votes, or 47.8 percent of the total. The former Georgia congressman carried six of the countys eight precincts, losing to Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, in votes cast in Alligator Point and tying him on St. George Island. Romney, who easily won the states GOP Presidential preference primary with 46.4 percent of the vote, came in second in Franklin County, with 223 votes, or 31.4 percent. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who ran third in the state with 13.4 percent of the total, picked up a nearly identical percentage in Franklin County, with 94 votes, or 13.2 percent. Texas congressman Ron Paul, who ran fourth in Florida with 7 percent of the votes, did slightly less than that percentage in Phys ed facility expands elementary schoolMerger not in the publics best interestBy David AdlersteinTimes City Editor The group of activists who opposed Progress Energy putting large transmission lines through downtown Apalachicola are seeking to weigh in on the plans to merge the company with Duke Energy. In a motion now pending before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which must decide whether to approve the merger, Fernandina Beach attorney Arthur Buddy Jacobs said a group of Apalachicola citizens should be granted standing to intervene in the case, arguing the merger is not in the publics best interest. Jacobs, who has handled the case ever since protests against the poles stepped up last fall, contends in his ling, Progress through its Teen charged as adult in rape casesBy David AdlersteinTimes City Editor A 16-year-old Eastpoint youth has been charged as an adult in connection with two rapes that occurred in August and December of last year. On Jan. 26, Circuit Judge Angela Dempsey ordered Leonard Green III to be held without bond in the Franklin County Jail on a charge of sexual battery, which in Florida is the equivalent of what is commonly termed rape. Green, who made a first appearance Jan. 27 before County Judge Van Russell, is being housed separately from the adult offenders at the jail. The judge also ruled that a County GOP prefers Gingrich GOP RESULTSCandidate County StateMitt Romney 31.4% 46.4 Newt Gingrich 47.8 32.4 Rick Santorum 13.2 13.4 Ron Paul 6.3 7 GINGRICH ROMNEY See GOP A5 LEONARD GREEN Room to growBy David AdlersteinTimes City Editor Franklin County Elementary School students soon will be getting into even better shape, thanks to a spanking new physical education facility unveiled last week. Sporting an enormous pair of scissors, Superintendent Nina Marks and School Board Members Teresa Ann Martin and Carl Whaley snipped the ribbon Friday morning on the long-awaited $2 million multipurpose building, designed to suit the indoor physical education needs of the elementary school students on campus. After an introduction from the presidents of the elementary, middle and high school student government associations, a prayer by Elementary School Dean Eddie Joseph and the Pledge of Allegiance led by the middle schoolers, a group of elementary school students led the small gathering in God Bless America. Principal George Oehlert offered remarks on the new building, and Marks introduced the leadership of JRA Architects Inc., who designed the 12,174-square-foot, multipurpose space, and from PSBI, who built it. On hand were David Vincent, from the Tallahassee architecture rm, and PSBIs Aaron Boyette and Brian Zettle, vice presidents from the rm who oversaw and managed the construction. Following the snipping of the ribbon, guests were invited to tour the new building, just as the giant red Seahawk in the middle of the ANTI-POWER POLE ACTIVISTS: See MERGER A7 See RAPE A5DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesSuperintendent Nina Marks, center, and School Board Members Teresa Ann Martin, left, and Carl Whaley snip the ribbon on the new multipurpose building. Below is a view inside the new building.See FACILITY A5Birds of a feather, A10 VOL. 126 ISSUE 40Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . . A8 Faith . . . . . . . A9 Outdoors . . . . . A10 Tide Chart . . . . A10 Sports . . . . . . A11 Classi eds . . . A12-A13Free lecture at Gulf Specimen Marine LabDick and Natalie Gordon, scientist volunteers at the Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory Embryogenesis Center, will give the rst of three free lectures, Diatoms Are Forever: Jewels of the Sea for Fun and Nanotechnology today, Feb. 2. Refreshments served at 7:30 p.m., lecture from 8-9 p.m, at 222 Clark Drive in Panacea. For more information call 984-5297 or visit www.gulfspecimen.org/.Murder at Howard JohnsonsFriday through Sunday, Feb. 3-5, the Panhandle Players present Murder at the Howard Johnsons, directed by Ed Tiley, at the Eastpoint Firehouse, 24 Sixth St. The ultimate love triangle with homicidal overtones has never been so hilarious. Admission $12. For more information or reservations, call 670-5064 or visit panhandleplayers.com.Bob Milne ragtime piano at DixieThrough Sunday, Feb. 5, ragtime/boogie-woogie pianist Bob Milne will perform at the Dixie Theatre for his 13th year. For show times or reservations, call 653-3200 or visit www.dixietheatre.com. Admission is $20.Snowbird Appreciation Day TuesdayThe third annual St. George Island Snowbird Appreciation Day will be Tuesday, Feb. 7. Participants may register ($9) at any of the islands vacation rental companies beginning Friday, Feb 3. Activities begin at 10 a.m. and include raf e run, nature tours at the state park, bridge walk, a reduced rate to climb the lighthouse, Happy Hour, dinner and bingo. For more info, call the visitor center 927-7744 or visit www.sgiSnowBirds.com.Full Moon Climb The February Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7. Sun will set at 6:22 p.m., and the moon will rise at 6:27 p.m. After sunset, people are invited to climb to the top of the lighthouse; cost is $10, $5 for SGLA members. Call the St. George Island Visitor Center at 927-7744.

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LocalA2 | The Times Thursday, February 2, 2012 Weems Medical Center East provides primary care services, urgent care services and rotating specialty care services. Ofce hours are 8a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.Call 850-697-2345 for an appointment today! Walk-ins are welcome.Our mission is to improve the health status of the residents and visitors to Franklin County, by providing quality, compassionate, cost effective and convenient health care through community leadership and in collaboration with other healthcare organizations which serve our communities. Join us Friday, February 10, 2012 at 5:30pm for a discussion on Menopause to be hosted by Terrie Tullos, ARNP-C from North Fl Womens Care. By Lois SwobodaTimes Staff Writer On Jan. 21, ve Labrador retriever puppies ew away to a new home in South Florida, but they didnt grow wings. They got a lift from a pair of pilots who donate their time to animal rescue. The sky was clear and blue, indeed a perfect day for ying, when a small plane landed at Cleve Randolph Field at the Apalachicola Regional Airport and taxied to the terminal. Two men and a brindled bulldog emerged and were greeted by a dozen human fans and half as many canines. The pilots were Lloyd Zand and Larry Ploucha and their mission was to ferry needy dogs to forever homes. The bulldog, Brutus, was coming to meet new owners who drove over from Mobile, Ala. to collect him. Zand and Ploucha are volunteers for Pilots-N-Paws, an organization that puts pooches who need transport together with pilots able to provide it. On Saturday, Zand and Ploucha dropped off Brutus and picked up ve black lab puppies from Franklin Countys animal shelter, as well as Becker, a Weimaraner from Mobile. All six dogs were headed for forever homes via the Brooksville airport, north of Tampa. Shelter Director Karen Mills said the ve nine-weekold black lab pups were the last of a litter of 11, seven of which were surrendered to the shelter. The puppies were placed through Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida. Terry and Shannon Joyner had driven Becker over from Mobile to meet the plane and travel to a permanent home with a family. They were fostering him until his adoption could be arranged. After Terry saw him safely crated in the plane, she presented Ploucha with a bag of Satsuma oranges for the dog. He loves Satsumas, she said. He used to pick them off the tree in our yard and peel them himself. The dogs arrived at Brooksville airport safe and sound on Saturday evening. One of the puppies traveled on to Miami, a second went to Cape Canaveral. Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida complimented the Franklin County Humane Society on the good health and excellent socialization of the young dogs. Pilots-N-Paws is a 501(c)(3) not-for-pro t that maintains a website enabling people with pets that need transport to make contact with pilots who can provide the transport. The organization does not arrange for transports, but provides a forum where others can. For more information about the group, to donate or arrange a transport visit pilotsnpaws.org/.Pilots-N-Paws gives wings to shelter petsWhen was the last time you had a cup of coffee for 30 cents? I thought so. Well, you can get one Monday through Saturday at Chillas Hall from 9-11 a.m. On Thursdays the coffee is free. Thats the day the many from the VA comes over to answer your questions and help you with your claims. Join us some morning. Went to the spaghetti dinner last Sunday. My brother Knights did a good job. I got to visit with many of my friends, and had a nice afternoon. Thanks guys! Had a big crowd for lunch last Thursday at the Franklin County Senior Center. George and Sarge are back! Hope you can join us on Thursdays, and enjoy a good lunch with your friends and neighbors. Serving begins at noon. On Saturday, Feb. 4, members of the Lanark Village Golf Club will prepare and serve a full breakfast and bake sale at Chillas Hall, from 8:30 a.m. Well be looking for you. There will be a Bake sale too. There will be a soup and salad lunch at Chillas Hall on Saturday, Feb. 11. Serving begins at 10 a.m. Soup, salad, beverage and dessert, all for a donation of $6 for Lanark Village Association members, $7 for nonmembers. All women members of Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 will be treated to a steak dinner on Saturday, Feb. 11. The men will make a donation of $11. This being Leap Year, if some of you ladies who wish to make the donation for your fellow it will be prim and proper for you to do so. You will be served a 12-ounce New York strip steak with mashed potatoes, salad, roll and butter. Please sign up at the bar, or call 697-9998, so we can get a count up of steaks well need. Serving begins at 5 p.m. Happy Valentines Day. Be kind to one another, check on the sick and house-bound, and Get a Grip, Tie a Knot, and Hang On to Jesus. Until next time, God Bless America, our troops, the poor and hungry.Women legionnaires to be treated to steak dinners Top Right: Larry Ploucha readies his single-engine Mooney aircraft, as Terry Joyner prepares to load Becker for his trip south to a forever home. Far Right: Shelter Director Karen Martin holds two of the puppies own Saturday to new homes. Bottom Left: Pilots Larry Ploucha, right, and Lloyd Zand got wrapped up waiting for Brutus forever family to arrive from Mobile.LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Smart LensesSMCan produce clear vision without glasses, at all distances "Freedom from Eye Glasses, Now a reality for many." NO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payments has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed by payment or any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. www.mulliseye.com"WE WELCOME NEW PATIENTS, CALLTODAY FOR YOUR PRIORITY APPOINTMENT" FOR NEW PATIENTS 59 AND OLDERThis certificate is good for a complete Medical Eye Exam withTodd Robinson, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Surgeon.The exam includes a prescription for eye glasses and tests for Glaucoma, Cataracts and other eye diseases.FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT CALL: 850-763-6666 ELIGIBILITY: U.S. Citizens living in the Florida Panhandle, 59 years and older, not presently under our care. Coupon Expires: 2-29-12 FREEEYE EXAMCODE: AP00Darren Payne, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract SurgeonLee Mullis, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract SurgeonTodd Robinson, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon LANARK NEWSJim Welsh

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LocalThe Times | A3Thursday, February 2, 2012Carrabelle seniors host Saturday danceThe Carrabelle Senior Center will host a dance this at 7 p.m. Saturday evening, Feb. 4, at the center, at 201 NW Ave. F, on the corner of 1st Street and NW Avenue F in downtown Carrabelle. Admission is free, with music provided by local disc jockey Ron Vice, serving up a lively mix of Big Band dance tunes and mellow pop hits. Come down to dance... or just to listen to the music! For more information on the dance and other activities at the Senior Center you can view the web site at www. CarrabelleSeniorCenter. com.Seafood workers to meet Feb. 13The Franklin County Seafood Workers will be holding a meeting at 5 p.m Monday, Feb. 13. at the Eastpoint Fire House. The FCSWA will be discussing the shelling program. Also, the FCSWA will be giving out shelling numbers to those who have signed up and giving another opportunity for people to register. Also up for discussion and voting will be the possibility of doing away with the AP Card that is purchased each year through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at the cost of $50. Additional board members will be discussed along with Progress Energy Bay closures due to power pole placement. For more information, call Jennifer Millender, FCSWA secretary, at (850) 597-0787.Weatherization help now availableMany Franklin County families are struggling with the high utility bills. Capital Area Community Action Agencys Weatherization Assistance Program may be able to help. This program provides permanent solutions to keep homes cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Services are provided to low-income residents whose income does not exceed 200 percent of the poverty level: $21,780 for a household of one; add $7,640 for each additional household member. Homeowners and renters may apply, but renters must have permission of the property owner. Single-family homes, mobile homes and duplexes qualify. For more information, call Capital Area Community Action Agencys ofce in Apalachicola, open Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 653-8057.Disadvantaged transportation board meets Feb. 15The Franklin County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Franklin County Courthouse Annex Courtroom, 33 Market St., Apalachicola. In addition to its regular business, the agenda will include the adoption of the Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan, and rates and review of the Federal Transit Administration applications. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued. For additional information, a copy of the agenda or if you require RESOLUTION WHEREAS, the School Board of Franklin County, Florida (the School Board) wishes to maintain and improve the excellent quality of education in our public school system; and WHEREAS, maintaining and improving this excellent quality of education requires maximum exibility in the use of any and all funds accuring to the School Board; and WHEREAS, the state funding formula coupled with the general economic situation do not provide sufcient operating revenues to maintain and improve our high quality schools. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Franklin County, Florida, in a public meeting duly called and assembled: 1. That pursuant to Section 1011.73(2), Florida Statutes, The Board of County Commissioners of Franklin County is hereby directed to call a special election for March 6, 2012, for the qualied electors of the Franklin County School District to vote on the levy of an ad valorem millage increase for operating expenditures of the School District as authorized by Section 1011.71(9), Florida Statutes. 2. The substance of the millage referendum and the ballot title shall read:FRANKLIN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL REFERENDUM MARCH 6, 2012Shall the Franklin County School District levy an ad valorem millage increase of .50 mil per year for the scal years beginning July 1, 2012, and ending June 30, 2016 for operating expenses necessary to maintain the quality of Franklin Countys public school system? _________________YES, for the levy _________________NO, against the levy PASSED AND DULY ADOPTED the 8th day of December, 2011. By Lois SwobodaTimes Staff Writer A pair of intrepid travelers passed through Franklin County last month on their way to everywhere. David Miller of California turns 50 on Oct. 30 and hes decided to take a year off for an adventure. While many see their milestone 50th birthday as an opportunity to do something special, take a trip, start a new career, or make some other important life change, Miller decided on the travel option. He and Max, his 5-year old Weimaraner, have set out to visit all 50 states over 50 weeks in 2012. Miller carries a supply of food for Max, who travels in a specially designed trailer and. Miller also has camping gear, although he rarely sleeps in a tent. After a day of riding, nishing up with a good meal, a shower and a comfortable bed are important, he said. Miller began his epic journey Oct. 31, 2011, the day after his birthday. He is now on the rst leg of the trek, from San Diego to Miami. After Miami, Miller plans to head to his folks home in Sarasota for a little R and R. He will then bike back to San Francisco and from there to Washington, D.C. From there, he heads to Seattle and will nish his trip in Alaska and Hawaii. While visiting Apalachicola, he said the most wonderful thing he had encountered on his journey were the many random acts of kindness of friends, family, friends of friends and complete strangers. He has encountered this everywhere and fondly remembered another biker in Pensacola who took him home for dinner and gave him a room for the night and a fellow in Destin who made him breakfast and took him paddle boarding. One of Millers primary objectives is to raise funds for several charities, each of which holds a special place in his heart. One of these is, in fact, the American Heart Association. At age 33, Millers father was diagnosed with coronary insufciency. Fortunately, with the help of medication, close attention to diet and a regimen of physical activity, his dad has lead a healthy, active life for the last 40 years and still sails, bikes and plays tennis. Miller hopes his trip will promote awareness of the importance of exercise and a healthy lifestyle. He also supports the Cancer Research Institute, dedicated to nding novel ways to harness the power of the immune systems to conquer cancer. His mother successfully fought through two bouts of cancer, and due to timely responses, effective treatments and a strong will to recover, is a living success story in the ght against cancer. Miller also supports the Nature Conservancys efforts to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. Lastly, Kadima is an organization in Mexico whose main purpose is the inclusion and active participation in family, community and society of children, youth and adults with disabilities or special needs. Its objectives are focused primarily on defending equality, fair treatment and the free expression of diversity. Miller spent much of his working career promoting tness centers in Mexico. To follow his journey, support one of his charities, or read a blog about his travels, visit www. bike50at50.com/.Travels with Max: 50 weeks on the road News BRIEfsFS Photos by LOI I S SWOB B ODA | The TimesDavid Miller and traveling companion Max stand before their tiny caravan. Left, Max inside his trailer. special accommodations at the meeting because of a disability or physical impairment, contact Vanita Anderson at the Apalachee Regional Planning Council, 20776 Central Ave. East, Suite 1, Blountstown, FL 2424 at least ve working days prior to the meeting date.St. Joe BBay Day SaturdayThe St. Joe Bay Preserve Center, 3915 State Road 30-A will host an open house this Saturday, Feb. 4, beginning with birding around 9 a.m. and ending with an astronomy lecture at 7 p.m.. Enjoy rafes, music and tours, with a low country boil from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A $10 donation is requested. To reserve a place on the tours or birding walks, call 229-1787.Sign up now for Dixie Youth LeagueThe Franklin County Dixie Youth is accepting applications for the 2012 season, for children at least 5 years old by May 1. Fee is $50 for rst child, $45 for each child after that. After March 1, late registration fee will be $60. Signups at three locations: the D.W. Wilson, Vrooman and Will Kendrick sports complexes. Signups are 6-7 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 2 and 9, and Tuesday, Feb. 7. Registration on Saturday, Feb. 11, is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call Link Carroll at 653-6240 or 670-8167.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012 OpinionA4 | The Times USPS 027-600Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 Publisher: Rick Martin 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 TimesApalachicolas pearls are its peopleGus and I want to thank all of the people from Apalachicola, who treated us like family, during our stay in your wonderful town. We came here on a recommendation from a couple from Panama City. We were only going to stay a couple of days and explore more on down the coast. First person we met was Nathan from the Tap Room. He gave us several recommendations around town. We stayed at the Coombs for two nights wonderful! We were going to leave but ended up staying two more nights at the Gibson Inn. We had to say hello to Captain Wood! Had to stay for Happy Hour on Friday met Bill and Pidge, Voncile, Lizz and several more great people. We danced at the Spoonbill. We explored St George Island and the state park. We met Beverly at the restaurant and she told us about the Rotary Club on Tuesday. We ended up staying three more nights at the Bryant House. That was a wonderful stay also! Great food, wonderful hospitality, once more, feeling like family. You have a treasure thats not been torn down and replaced with concrete and parking lots. You have personalities that arent plastic. Your pearls are not all found in your wonderful oysters, they are the innkeepers, your restaurants, your shermen and families, your shops, waiters and waitresses and the atmosphere of your town. We will be back.Gus Barnett and Cathy DaileyDistrict rankings provide a pro le for businessesI am confused. On www. FranklinCountySchools.org, Superintendent Nina Marks states, The District Staff is committed to excellence and making our school system one to be proud of. However, when faced with the prospect of school district rankings based on student achievement, Marks tells us rankings are bad. Why? Easy. Rankings testify to comparative district competence. That would make Superintendent Marks both responsible and accountable for Franklin County School District students achievement rather than the teachers who are doing what they are told. The truth is: Comparing school districts will help create jobs in Florida. District rankings are one of the few guidelines an employer has when deciding which county has the most trainable workforce. District rankings, combined with the published Annual School District Report (which shows the reading levels of 10th grade students), combined with the districts student ACT test scores, provide a business that is considering relocation an accurate pro le of a countys workforce. ACT scores of 24 and above = probably graduate from college; 22 to 24 = probably community college; and less than 20 = probably drop out. The Franklin County School District is the most expensive annual cost per student school district in Florida. What are the residents, taxpayers and students getting for their investment in FCSD? Academically, FCSD is in the bottom 10 percent of school districts in Florida. ACT just ranked Florida in the bottom 10 percent of states in preparing students for college. In terms of student achievement, FCSD is in the bottom 1 percent of school districts in the USA. In addition, 80 percent of FCSDs 10th grade students are functionally illiterate (aka, untrainable). What does that say about the prospect of job growth in Franklin County? To open a successful McDonalds franchise in Franklin County, the owner will have to import his employees from the surrounding counties. A FCSD School Board member told me, Graduates of FCSD cant make change. Socioeconomic levels have little to do with student achievement. Student achievement is based on the quality of their schooling. Marva Collins, Jamie Escalante, and John Comer, among others, have proved that in the classroom. In addition, John Comer showed that school-classi ed mental retardation did not deter 80 percent of his EMR grads (those with an I.Q. of 5078) from going to college -once he gured out how to teach his mentally retarded, illiterate, high school students (primarily composed of Mexican farm workers children) how to read. First and foremost, Floridas public schools have to teach their students how to read. What they are doing isnt working. More of the same isnt going to work any better. Socrates said, Only a fool learns from experience. The wise man learns from the experience of others. Unfortunately, FCSDs school administrators and teachers are reluctant to learn from their own experience, much less the experience of others. Franklin Countys workforce is one of the least trainable in Florida. Whatever one sows, that will he also reap. (Galatians). School district comparisons are the only way to create jobs-with-afuture in Floridas counties. Jobs-with-a-future pay $18/ hours plus. John ComerVote yes on school millage levyThe Franklin County School District needs your help. A special millage election will be held Tuesday, March 6, in which the Franklin County School Board will seek consent for continued exibility in local school tax revenue. In 2008, the voting citizens of Franklin County consented for the Franklin County School Board to transfer 0.5 mils in local tax revenue from capital projects funds into general operating funds. Rather than continuing to levy the 1.5 in capital millage, the school board levied the 0.5 mils for additional general operating funding and also lowered the capital millage to 1.0 mils. This adjustment provided much needed General Operating Funds without adding additional millage and provided the school district with the exibility needed for funding classrooms and personnel vital to the success of the Franklin County School system. This exibility is needed due to decreased funding at both state and local levels. The need for capital projects funds is still needed; however the need to provide for student learning opportunities is greater than the need for brick and mortar. The improvement in our school grades the last couple of years is a wonderful return on this investment. It is far more vital to have 0.5 mils in revenue available for instructional programs and personnel than for the same 0.5 mil revenue set aside for buildings and equipment. This exibility to further enhance the educational process for Franklin County students is not given by the state of Florida but by you. You have graciously allowed us to do what makes sense with local revenue by placing these funds where they are most needed. For example, the funding from the state of Florida to provide transportation to and from school, to athletics games and other activities is approximately 40 percent of what it actually costs our district. Voting yes for this continued exibility allows us to help cover these costs. As a native of Franklin County and graduate of our school system, I stand proud of our accomplishments. We have faced and are overcoming dif cult challenges. Your support as a voting citizen of Franklin County is needed now more than ever. Please vote yes on Tuesday, March 6.Roy Carroll LETTERS TO THE EDITOR By Don and Pamela AshleySpecial to the Times The last Mardi Gras Parade was in 1916 in Apalachicola. That nal year, a pilot named Lucky thrilled local crowds with a 40 minute air show in a newfangled invention called the Wings of Man. Hard times, epidemics, a Depression and World War ended the good times Apalach celebration for the next nine decades. But on the ninth anniversary of Habitats Mardi Gras, to raise funds for our fth house along the Forgotten Coast, we will bring back a Mardi Gras parade for the community. A Golf Cart ($20 entry fee) and Pet parade ($5 entry fee) will take place Friday, Feb. 3 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., starting at the Bowery and moving down Commerce Street to the Courthouse and around Water Street to a free concert at Riverfront Park. Come catch some beads, show off your decorated carts, parade your pets, wear a mask, eat gumbo or a Lucky Dog and wash it down with a cold libation or nectar of the vine. Half the fun of a Mardi Gras parade is a community crowd letting the Good Times Roll. This is a modest start toward what we hope will build into a much bigger parade by the 100th anniversary (2015) of the last big Apalach Mardi Gras parade. Much depends on you, the community. We want others to come join in, visit the Forgotten Coast in February, rent a room or beach house and eat local seafood. But the Mardi Gras party is for you. The traditional Mardi Gras ball will be this Saturday, Feb 4 at the Armory from 6:30 p.m. for dinner and show, for $50 per person. Tickets for the show only, beginning at 7:30 p.m., are $25 per person. All for a good cause, to build a family a home the could not afford otherwise. Important to note a Habitat home is a no-interest loan each family must pay back with reasonable monthly payments. Since your local Habitat chapter is all-volunteer, every dollar donated goes to build the next house and every dollar repaid by Habitat families is invested in another house. We are building our fourth house in Eastpoint and will soon choose a fth family from the same area. Two local banks, Centennial and Cadence both, generously donated Habitat lots in Eastpoint. Both are also Mardi Gras sponsors along with a growing list of local businesses recognized in the Times Mardi Gras advertisement. So Laissez les bons temps rouler Let the Good Times Roll and not let 100 years roll by without an Apalachicola Mardi Gras parade. Don and Pamela Ashley are working to organize this weekends Habitat for Humanitys Mardi Gras celebration.Lets revive the annual Mardi Gras paradeBy Gov. Rick ScottSpecial to the Times The new year is just beginning, and already Florida is off to a great start thanks to the strides made in 2011 to make Florida the best place to live, work and vacation. In 2011, we set the states economic engine in motion by removing barriers to doing business, shrinking government and creating opportunities for Floridians to get back to work. Right away we saw signs these changes were working. Florida became the state with the second largest decrease in unemployment among the 50 states we dropped two percentage points since I was elected and we were third in the nation for job growth since January 2011, creating more than 134,000 private sector jobs as of November. The nal job numbers for 2011 will be announced later this month, but clearly we have laid the groundwork to send job numbers even higher in 2012. This legislative session I will continue to build on that framework with my proposals to increase education funding, control soaring Medicaid costs, further accelerate job growth and x Personal Injury Protection auto insurance fraud all while keeping the cost of living low. While the signs that our economy is recovering are welcome, there still are struggles ahead. Florida is faced with another budget shortfall this year, which means tough choices will once again be necessary. Despite this challenge, I will work with the legislature to ensure Floridas budget is balanced and puts the right amount of money into the programs and services Floridians have told me they want their tax dollars spent on. After traveling the state and listening to Floridians from all different backgrounds, the overwhelming majority of you told me the most important program you want your money spent on is education. That is why I have proposed adding $1 billion for K-12 education the third largest amount of state K-12 funding in Florida history. I know that the key to getting a good job is a good education, and I will not sign any budget into law that does not signi cantly increase state dollars for education. In order to fund education at this level, my budget proposal calls for reforming the way Medicaid hospital providers are reimbursed for services. This reimbursement system is currently unfair to both taxpayers and hospitals because it appears to reward inef ciency by paying hospitals that provide similar services, signi cantly different Medicaid reimbursement rates. Medicaid is the single fastest growing portion of our states budget and the cost continues to skyrocket at a pace ve times the growth of the states general revenue. If Medicaid continues to grow at this rate it will bankrupt our state. Changing the way Medicaid hospital providers are reimbursed is the most logical and fair rst step to rein in uncontrollable Medicaid costs. Growing jobs will continue to be among top my goals for this session and I will work with the legislature to enact the principles laid out in my 2012 Job Creation and Economic Growth Agenda. The seven priorities outlined in my agenda include: Streamlining business permitting and eliminating burdensome rules and regulations. Providing tax relief and reform for Floridas working families and businesses. Reforming Floridas unemployment system to create a reemployment system. Restoring accountability and credibility to Floridas Workforce Boards. Prioritizing vital transportation projects to facilitate economic development opportunities. Offering stability to Florida businesses by balancing the budget without raising taxes. Prioritizing science, technology, engineering and mathematics in education. In addition to growing jobs and preparing students for the workforce, I also pledge to avoid implementing policies that raise the cost of living in this state. A costly problem right now is rising auto insurance rates caused by Personal Injury Protection automobile insurance fraud. PIP fraud is an almost billion dollar hidden tax on Floridians who pay higher insurance rates because of scammers who get paid for staged auto accidents. Chief Financial Of cer Jeff Atwater and I will work together to eliminate fraud, increase accountability and bring auto insurance rates down. These are my biggest priorities this legislative session, and critical steps on the journey to get Florida back to work. I encourage all Floridians to send me their ideas and feedback on these priorities and any other solutions to challenges facing the state in todays economy. Please share your comments by emailing Rick.Scott@eog.my orida.com. Together, we can make 2012 a great year. Lets get to work together! Rick Scott is the governor of Florida.A new year, a new Florida

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Jon Huntsman and former Godfathers Pizza CEO Herman Cain each snared a single vote. Gingrich ran strongest in Carrabelle, where he picked up 54.5 percent of the vote, just slightly ahead of his margin in Eastpoint. He and Romney each received 60 votes on St. George Island, or 40 percent of the total there. Pauls strongest showing was in Lanark Village, with 10 percent of the votes there. Santorum ran best in Carrabelle, with nearly 18 percent of the vote. Nearly half of the votes cast in Tuesdays primary, or about 45.6 percent, were done by absentee ballot or early voting. Of these, a little more than half went to Gingrich, even better than the percentage he received overall. GOP from page A1$50,000 bond be set on a charge of burglary of a dwelling person assaulted; and a $25,000 bond for a charge of battery on a person 65 years or older. All three charges stem from an incident in the early morning hours of Aug. 14, 2011, at a home in Apalachicola. Investigators say Green broke in to the home and had sexual intercourse against the will of an elderly woman. Green also faces two similar charges, sexual battery and burglary of a dwelling person assaulted, for a Dec. 3, 2011, incident at the Carrabelle Cove apartments involving a 59-year-old female victim. Investigator Brett Johnson with the Franklin County Sheriffs Office oversaw the detective work, beginning with DNA evidence collected at the Apalachicola crime scene. Craig Kincaid, the Carrabelle deputy chief of police, handled the investigation of the Carrabelle crime scene, which also yielded DNA evidence, said Robin Myers, the assistant state attorney prosecuting the case. The prosecutor said that based on evidence collected from the scene of the first assault, analysts with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement were able to work up a DNA profile of the possible assailant. Also, the victims provided a general description of their assailant, Myers said. Based on this information, Johnson obtained a DNA sample from Green, as well as other individuals. Green is a sophomore at Franklin County High School and a starting player on both the varsity football and basketball teams. Myers said that on Jan. 5, Johnson met with Green at the school, and Green voluntarily agreed to provide the investigator with a DNA buccal swab, taken of cells from his cheek. Johnsons request was handled in the presence of the schools athletic director Josh Wright and instructor Carol Weyrich, said Myers, who noted that authorities had sufficient probable cause to seek a warrant to compel the DNA sample. On Jan. 18, officials with FDLE notified Johnson that Greens sample matched the DNA profile taken from evidence at both scenes, Myers said. Johnson said he went to the school later that afternoon, and with the help of the schools resource officers, Green was apprehended without incident. Initially treated as a juvenile, Green was transported to the juvenile detention facility in Tallahassee. A week later, on Jan. 25, Green was charged as an adult in crimes stemming from the two incidents. Basically the statute gives us discretion to charge him as an adult, based on the severity of the crime and circumstances, Myers said. There are very few things I can think of more egregious than violating ones home and body. Any way we look at it, there are no juvenile sanctions available to adequately punish the behavior he engaged in, said the prosecutor, noting that if Green were to be tried, convicted and sentenced as a juvenile offender, the state would run out of jurisdiction in both detention and probation in five years, when he turned 21. As it stands now, Green is facing a lengthy sentence on the charge of burglary of a dwelling person assaulted, which for adults can carry a possible life sentence. The Supreme Court has deemed that juvenile offender cant be sentenced to life in prison without a meaningful opportunity for parole, Myers said. In addition, Green could receive up to 15 years in prison on the sexual battery charge and up to five years on the charge of battery on a person 65 years or older, a third-degree felony. Myers said he intends to file a petition with Dempsey to keep the names of the victims, and any identifying information, out of the public record. He also noted that if Green is convicted of these crimes as an adult, his lawyers could ask that he be sentenced as a youthful offender, which would allow for a much less severe sanction. Myers said he did believe there were any other suspects to be sought in the two incidents. Also, he said, we have no evidence at this point to link him (Green) to any other crimes. Green is being represented by Kevin Steiger, the public defender who handles cases in Franklin County. An arraignment has been set for 10:30 a.m. Feb. 14 before Dempsey. RAPE from page A1basketball court was drying and the smell of a freshly completed building was crisp in the air. Zettle said the buildings outside dimensions are about 92 feet by 137 feet, with a low eave height of almost 23 feet. Structurally, the project is constructed of a pre-engineered metal building, concrete masonry units and brick veneer that matches the existing buildings on campus in color and design. The building mainly consists of a multipurpose room equipped with an athletic ooring system including striping for basketball and volleyball courts, six basketball goals and two volleyball nets and supports. The building also houses two skills lab rooms, coaches of ce, two restrooms, janitor closet, equipment storage closets, electrical room, communications room and mechanical mezzanine. Exterior improvements include sidewalks and aluminum walkway canopies that connect the building to the rest of the campus. School of cials have been careful not to refer to the building as a gymnasium, after state of cials had not included an additional gym when the consolidated school project was rst approved about six years ago. Marks stressed, though, that the facility is being funded entirely of local dollars, generated through capital outlay funds, and not with the direct help of state dollars. She also noted that it will be used for a variety of activities, including assemblies and plays. Zettle estimated the total cost will run $2.04 million and that all savings under the initial budget allocation will be returned to the school district. He said PSBI subcontracted with several local vendors with of ces in Franklin County on this project, including G & H Concrete & Company LLC, Jason White Construction LLC, Sellers Tile Distributors Inc. and Taylors Building Supply. G & H performed the concrete slab on grade, sidewalks and concrete equipment pad work, while Jason White handled the site grading work, storm sewer piping, site utilities and landscaping. Sellers Tile performed the vinyl composite tile, rubber cove base, ceramic oor tile and ceramic wall tile work, while Taylors did work on the doors, frames and nish hardware, aluminum windows, re extinguishers and cabinets, building signage, marker and tack boards and toilet accessories. The other scopes of work supplied on this project were performed by vendors with of ces outside of Franklin County; however, some of these companies employ workers that reside in Franklin County, Zettle said, noting that Leon Countys Action Labor and Gulf Countys Labor Finders, each have employees who reside in the county. Other businesses including motels and restaurants throughout Franklin County were supported by PSBI and our subcontractors that purchased lodging, meals, fuel and building supplies while working out of town. I have no way of knowing the actual nancial contribution to these local establishments, but I am certain the total would amount to tens of thousands of dollars. Marks said a parent support group for the elementary school is planning to raise funds to expand the bleacher capacity for the new building, While the new building is designated to serve the physical education needs of the elementary school program, it is expected to be used as an additional practice facility by middle and high school students and teams to ease demand on the main gym. FACILITY from page A1DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesThe fth-grade leadership in the elementary school Student Government Association are, standing from left, Fisher Edwards. treasurer; Tonnor Segree, vice president; Hannah Hogan, secretary; and Beyla Walker, president. Kneeling from left are Brindlin Monroe, second historian, and Abbie Pace, rst historian.

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LocalThe Times | A7Thursday, February 2, 2012 Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business BankruptcyOver 30 Years Legal Experience850-670-3030 bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information Everything on SaleEnd of Business March 31, 2012Needles & Thread, Inc.Call (850) 227-55281400 Monument Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Fabrics Patterns Short Bolt Backing Thread Yardage Batting 1400 Monument Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Everything on End of Business March 31, 2012 1400 Monument Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Thread Gun ShowFebruary 11th & 12th Panama City Panama City Fairgrounds Fairgrounds2077256Sat 9 -5 Sun 10-4C o n c e a l e d W e a p o n s C l a s s S a t / S u n 1 1 o r 2 Floridagunshows.com FREE PARKING LocalThe Times | A7Thursday, February 2, 2012 DELTA KAPPA ASSISTS INTERNING TEACHER action has virtually destroyed the life and livelihood of one of the treasured historic sites in Florida. Named as potential intervenors in the merger case are Richard Bickel, Dr. Helen E.A. Tudor, Tom Brocato, George Coon, Leon Bloodworth, Michael and Catherine Bailey, Robert Lindsley, Susan Buzzett Clementson and the Apalachicola Area Historical Society. Jacobs describes them as residents and property owners located in the historic district of Apalachicola, who are dramatically affected by the installation of the 100, 30,000-pound power poles carrying 115 kV of electricity through the town to other locations by Progress Energy. That the electricity is being carried to other locations is signi cant, because FERC regulates the sale of electricity in large quantities across state lines, as opposed to the retail sale to customers. Jacobs argues that the intervenors have a vital interest in ensuring that mergers approved by the commission are in the publics interest, and that this one is not. Jacobss argument before FERC, which now includes four commissioners, all appointed by President Barack Obama and an equal number of Democrats and Republicans, is an expansion of the one he made late last year, when he tried unsuccessfully to obtain a 90-day injunction from Circuit Judge Angela Dempsey to halt the work. The attorney contends the power lines will create immediate irreparable harm due to the permanent scarring of the historic landscape and goes on to argue that close-up and constant exposure to this high voltage 115 kV electricity will cause them (the intervenors), their grandchildren and others great bodily harm. Electromagnetic elds from power lines are linked to adult cancers, depression and suicide, reads the motion. The leukemia link has been repeatedly demonstrated; the number of children developing leukemia has been steadily growing over the last 50 years. The motion argues the poles will destroy the scale and uniqueness that is the attraction for visitors and the tourism economy, and says that Apalachicola is one of two most popular heritage tourist destinations; revenues to the State from heritage tourism is estimated to be in the billions. In addition to citing the citys 1988 franchise agreement with Progress, which Jacobs argues requires the company to promote aesthetic consideration, the motion says Progress refused to abide by a 90-day moratorium on the work put into place by the city commission in November. The company refused to allow this moratorium to try to work out a less destructive action, it says. The motion argues the company failed to meet the necessary permissions and considerations when it secured required permits from the Army Corps of Engineers and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. It cites a March 2011 opinion from the states division of historical services that notes the projects plans appear to be inconsistent with the Coastal Zone Management Act. The opinion says Progress must explore all possible alternatives to reroute the line, redesign the pole system, or to bury the transmission line between the substation and the river crossing. Alternatives must be thoroughly studied and analyzed, the community must be directly involved in these efforts in order to ensure an alternate plan is worked out to avoid and minimize the averse visual impacts the rebuild, as proposed, would have on this extremely important historic coastal town, reads the state opinion. The motion also argues the poles are dangerous to brown pelicans and double crested cormorants that feed, forage and roost in the area. Unable to win regulatory approval before a January merger deadline, Duke and Progress have said they would extend by six months the termination date of their $13.7 billion merger. The deal, in which Duke is buying Progress Energy, would make the combined company the largest U.S. electric utility with 7.1 million customers in six states. The new termination date of the deal would be July 8. Apalachicola Area Historical Society President Tom Daly said he believes Jacobs has made remarkable strides in getting the attention of powerful people who understand the value of Apalachicola and are willing to help us. Additional new evidence of bad faith by Progress is coming forward on a regular basis and as it is substantiated will be added to that intervention document, he said. This is a very, very compelling document. We are, by our efforts, threatening the merger. Both companies have invested huge amounts of money to achieve this merger, and we absolutely believe at some point they will be willing to discuss alternative routes with us. An additional $15 million to keep this merger on track is peanuts to these companies. Daly said the reality of seeing these poles being erected is worse then we ever imagined, and this has re-energized our efforts. While Buddy is working for us free, much of the research is contracted out and along with the public relations effort. We are still working hard to raise the sufcient funds to keep the effort going. We have raised about $20,000, and at this point we need to raise at least another $10,000 or $15,000. This is a small price to pay if we can get these poles out of our town and out of our bay, he said. I do believe we can make this happen. MERGER from page A1ARLENE OEHLER | Special to the TimesMembers of the Delta Kappa Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International voted at their Jan. 9 meeting at The Hut Restaurant in Eastpoint to present a $100 check to Natasha Pennycuff, pictured above left with fourth-grade teacher Laura King. Pennycuff, a teaching intern in Donna Barbers fourthgrade class at Franklin County Elementary School, attended Brown Elementary School and Carrabelle High School. She is a Florida State University college student. Delta Kappa is an international organization of more than 100,000 educators dedicated to promote professional and personal development of women educators and excellence in education. DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesA view of the new poles on Avenue F. By David AdlersteinTimes City Editor The Jan. 14 Oyster Cookoff netted the Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department $19,602 during another ne outing in only the events second year. The event went wonderful, said Marisa Getter; acting president of the board of the re departments auxiliary. We were so lucky to have yet another excellent day. The weather was perfect, and that helps immensely. We had an outpouring of support from everyone in our community. Volunteers were coming on their own to sign up and help the re department. Getter said the event grossed $27,258 including a $2,000 grant from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. She said that the auxiliary now has $22,603 in the bank. Leading in the fundraising among the dozen competitors were the Owl Caf, which raised $532, followed by Cafe Con Leche, which raised $346; Duf e Harrisons team, which raised $148; Christine Smiths team, which added $120; and the team of Caroline and Jeff Ilardi, which raised $24. The St. George Island Civic Club, offering Mason Beans fried Oreos, raised about $500 for the cause. In addition to Getter, board members include Megan Davis, Will Rosenbaum, Joe Taylor, secretary Donna McCoy and treasurer Paulette Moss.Oyster cook-off nets nearly $20K DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesMason Bean, left, and Fran Giknis fry up Oreos at the oyster cook-off, on behalf of the St. George Island Civic Club.

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A8 | The Times Thursday, February 2, 2012 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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING & ZONING CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDAThe Apalachicola Planning & Zoning will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, February 13th 2012 at 6:00 PM at City Hall, Community Center Meeting Room, 1 Bay Avenue, Apalachicola, Florida to discuss and receive citizen comments on a special exception request relating to proposed business use of the structure on the parcel located at the corner of Hwy 98 and 12th St (C-2 Neighborhood Commercial), more specically described as Block 77, Lots 8 10 pursuant to the ofcial zoning map of the city. A Special Meeting will immediately follow. The following special exception request item will be discussed and considered: a) The applicant is interested in opening a Bed & Breakfast as well as apartments within the C-2 (Neighborhood Commercial) zoned area. The Apalachicola Land Development Code allows for such use if special exception approval is granted. All interested parties are encouraged to attend and be heard with respect to this request. For further information, contact the Apalachicola Administrative and Community Development Ofce, 1 Avenue E, Apalachicola, Florida 850-653-9319. SocietyA8 | The Times Thursday, February 2, 2012 Brody Johnson turns 2Brody Drake Johnson celebrated his 2nd birthday with friends and family. Brodys birthday was Wednesday, Jan. 25. He is the son of Brock and Kim Johnson. Maternal grandparents are Tom and Nedy Leavins of Delta, Colo. Paternal grandparents are Robbie and Marcia Johnson of Apalachicola. Maternal great-grandmother is Ada Leavins of Panama City. Paternal great-grandparents are Burnell and Bill Martina of Apalachicola and the late Paul and Inez Johnson. Taylor Ard turns 3Taylor Keith Ard celebrated his third birthday on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. He is the son of Tim and Miranda Ard of Tallahassee. Maternal grandparents are Mark and Ida Elliott of Apalachicola. Maternal greatgrandparents are Charles and Mildred Cooper of Apalachicola and Adrienne Elliott also of Apalachicola. Paternal grandparents are Tammi Ard of Geneva, Ala., and the late Keith Ard. Paternal greatgrandparents are Dr. Carl and Faye Daf n of Tallahassee and Pat Cowles of Geneva, Ala. Kylan Keith Gray bornKylan Keith Gray was delivered to Jessie Walden and Dillion Gray on Monday, Dec. 5 2011, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. He weighed in at 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Proud grandparents are Keith and Lucille Walden, and great-grandparents are Marlyan and Ronald Gray. Introducing Riley Kate ArdRiley Kate Ard was born Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Mark and Ida Elliott of Apalachicola. Maternal greatgrandparents are Charles and Mildred Cooper of Apalachicola and Adrienne Elliott, also of Apalachicola. Paternal grandparents are Tammi Ard, of Geneva, Ala., and the late Keith Ard. Paternal great-grandparents are Dr. Carl and Faye Daf n of Tallahassee and Pat Cowles, of Geneva, Ala. Kayden Drake turns 2Kayden Amari Drake celebrated his 2nd birthday on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. Drake is the son of Jasmine Lewis of Apalachicola and Frederick Drake of Columbus, Ga. Maternal grandparents are Trina Ford of Apalachicola and Freddie Lewis of Port St. Joe. Maternal great-grandparents are Rose Tolliver and Marion Green, both of Apalachicola. Godparents are Barbara and Raymond Lockley of Apalachicola. Happy BIRTHDAY Births Happy ANNIVERSARYTodds celebrate 30 years of marriageCelebrating 30 years of love, laughter and life, Margaret and Roy Alvin Todd will be renewing their vows at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, at Beach Baptist Chapel, in Mexico Beach. They are hoping all their friends and family will join them, especially if you were there in 1982. Vows renewal presided over by the Rev. William Smith, who married the Todds in 1982.

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The Times | A9Thursday, February 2, 2012It is time again for us to choose a leader for our country. Many are not totally happy with the current leader and are apprehensive about the current prospects. Economic decline, terrorism and health care issues are just a drop in the bucket in light of the issues we are facing as we search for a leader that can deliver us. In my Christian belief, these events are part of the end times that were prophesied in the Bible but even with that in mind, we can not stop ghting the good ght. The problems we are facing stem from deeper issues than governmental misappropriation. The citizens of this country must accept their part of the blame for being a part of the problem and not the solution if there is any hope for change. Mahatma Gandhi had an accurate discernment of our times when he identi ed these deadly social sins: Politics without principle Wealth without work Commerce without morality Pleasure without conscience Education without character Science without humanity Worship without sacri ce I was grieved as I read this because I realized that Americans are familiar with these transgressions. Politicians are the target of scandalous rumors and propaganda designed to discredit their integrity so as to exalt another political gure. Of course Americans love a good mud ght so we pull up a chair to watch them exchange blows, then we vote for the one with the least dirt on his face. We hold politicians at a higher standard when voting for them, yet when they make unethical mistakes in of ce we wink at it. Gender, race, age, popularity, political party, eloquence of speech, a strong jaw line or the bestlooking spouse should not be our only basis for choosing the best candidate. Their outlook on life (after conception), liberty and the pursuit of happiness should be our main focus. We should prayerfully choose the ones who we put in positions whose decisions are crucial to our future and the future of our country. Mr. Gandhis second point, wealth without work, has certainly contributed to the economic disaster we are now involved in. America was once viewed as a world superpower, and now our nation merely gets by on borrowed time and money. A man in debt is a slave, according to Proverbs 22:7, and our country is at the mercy of our debtors. We act like children born with a silver spoon in our mouths despite our net worth. We give away and spend money that is not ours to give as if we have plenty to spare. Between welfare and health care, our country is spending over a trillion dollars a year in social assistance. I am not against government bene ts if used appropriately to help people get back on their feet, assist the disabled or for short-term assistance in extenuating circumstances. I might not be politically correct in saying this, but government assistance should never support or encourage dependency of those who are capable of helping themselves. Unfortunately, welfare is crippling our able-bodied young people who are physically capable of working, while our elderly struggle nancially and are sometimes forced to work to supplement their Social Security. My greatgrandmother shucked oysters into her late 80s, even after she lost a nger in the machine. I do not condemn nor blame those on welfare. Why would anyone want to have bene ts of food, medical and housing cut back or completely off for working a minimum-wage job? Half of their wage goes to a sitter, taxes, transportation and the expense of working. Maybe a solution would be to supplement their wages instead of penalizing them for working. If the government gave greater bene ts to working parents, I believe more people would hunt for jobs and ultimately become contributors. We have 53 percent of Americans who pay taxes vs. the 47 percent who do not. What happens when the non-contributors outweigh the contributors? Our country will turn to socialism. By the people and for the people will be a dim memory once that seemingly intentional strategy takes place. Although unemployment may be high, undesirable jobs continue to be un lled. Many companies are turning to immigrants in order to get the work they need done. In Biblical days, if you did not work, you did not eat. Apparently we are not that desperateyet. Next week I will continue covering the remaining points. Please dont forget to ful ll your civic duty and vote. We welcome all suggestions and hope you enjoy this weekly column. Please send all emails to Scott Shiver at frontline247@mac.com 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. Entertainment FRIDAY Feb 3 5:30pmGolf Cart & Pet Paradefrom the Bowery to Riverfront Park for a concertSATURDAY Feb 4 6:30-10:30pmReserved table & dinner for 6 $300 or $50 ppShow only 7:30-10:30 General Admission $25 Entertainment Entertainment Marilyn & Mason Bean Faith YOUTH MATTERSScott and Pamela ShiverIts time to consider how we voteTo my family and each and every one of you individually, there arent words enough for me to express my sincere thanks and heartfelt appreciation for every thing you all have done for me in the celebration of my 85th birthday. Your love shown to me has encouraged me to keep on living, and loving you all more and more. Every word spoken, every song sung, every picture shown by our mayor, all of your acts of kindness, was well done. Every gift I received will never be forgotten, Many thanks.Lovingly yours,Clarence Williams Sr. In memory of Martha Frances Brooks, Johnny Gudger, Ella Mae Richardson, Benjamin Gudger and James Jackson, the family invites all friends and family to our Candle Lighting Ceremony in their memory this Saturday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. at the Community Center in Apalachicola. Card of THANKS In Loving MemoryJimmy Joe Sanders, 50, born March 9, 1961 passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 in Eastpoint. He was a hardworking man, loving father, Paw Paw, companion and friend. He will be loved and remembered in our hearts forever and always. We will all miss him so much. We love you Daddy, may God be with you. The viewing was held Wednesday evening, Jan. 18, at Bevis Funeral Home, HarveyYoung Chapel in Crawfordville. Funeral services were held at the gravesite at Sanders Cemetery in Sopchoppy on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 19. Bevis Funeral Home, HarveyYoung Chapel was in charge of arrangements. His loved ones left behind include his son, Michael L Champion; daughters: Tonya A. Champion, Vickie A. Champion and Vivian A. Champion; grandchilden Camdyn Skipper, Bradyn Skipper, Kelly Pilger, Kayla Pilger, Austin Morales, Cheyenne Champion and Alex Hammond; greatgrandchild Kimberly Wilson; his girlfriend of 16 years, Linda Carden; and four brothers and ve sisters.Jimmy Joe Sanders JIMMY JOE SANDERS Obituaries Emery G. Given, formerly of 912 N.W. Ave. C, Carrabelle, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Hospice House in Tallahassee. He was born April 16, 1924, in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Lloyd and Laura Post Given. Emery served as a U.S. Army medic in Germany during World War II. He worked in several departments for Morels Meat Packing Plant in Ottumwa, and upon Morels closing he bought and managed various rental properties in the Ottumwa area. Emery loved interaction with people. He was a happy person who loved to spread his joy with everyone. Before moving to Carrabelle, he cherished the time he spent with his nephew Dick Lewis and his wife, Donna, especially their time at the river. In Carrabelle he spent his time working in the yard and driving his golf cart. Surviving are two sons, Raymond (Wendy Dickerson) Given of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Kevin (Linda) Given of Ottumwa, Iowa; and a daughter, Cindy (Tim) Sullivan of Carrabelle; four grandchildren, Amanda (Tim) Schmitt of Geneva, Sarah Given of Norfolk, Va., Michael Given of Ottumwa, Iowa, and Casey Sullivan of Atlanta, Ga.; three great-grandchildren, Ashton Schmitt and Braedon Schmitt of Geneva and Rebecca Given of Ottumwa, Iowa; and one sister, Marcella Manarey of Ottumwa, Iowa. Emery was preceded in death by his wife, Betty (Ormond) Given, and a sister, Dorothy Lewis. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Carrabelle Christian Center; Don Carroll presiding. In lieu of owers, please send donations to Hospice House.Emery G. Given

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E-mail outdoors news to times outdoors@star .com OUTDOORSwww.apalachtimes.comSection Section A By Lois SwobodaTimes Staff Writer More than 24,000 birds were counted in Franklin County during the 111th Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 29. The 24,479 individual birds counted in the countys count circle, which includes St. Vincent Island, was more than double the 10,261 tallied in 2010. The number of individual birds counted was the second highest since 2004, beaten only by 2008, when CBC birders counted 40,959 birds, of which 30,000 were migrating ducks. During the 2011 count, 144 species were spotted by seven teams of birders, six fewer than the 149 recorded in the previous count and just short of organizer and birder extraordinaire Alan Knothes goal of 150. Of 104 species spotted by multiple teams, 40 were observed only by a single team. The team led by John Murphy logged 102 bird species, not including red jungle fowl heard during the owling portion of the count. During the 2011 count, 35 volunteers traveled 223 miles and logged 74 hours of observation time. A western kingbird was a surprise among the 144 species spotted. Common in the western U.S., according to Cornell University, the kingbirds range has been expanding east since the rst part of the 20th century, and a population now overwinters in south Florida annually. The kingbird has been spotted in Franklin County on only three other occasions, during the CBCs in 1945, 2003 and 2007. The kingbird prefers open habitats with trees, shrubs or tall man-made structures including grassland, desert shrub, pasture, savanna and urban areas. This one was spotted on the edge of a weedy eld near the Apalachicola airport. Another rarity, Spragues pipit, likes similar terrain, and once again a team of birders rustled up a handful of these elusive little birds. Five were spotted between the runways at Cleve Randolph Field, a new record. Some other interesting birds found this year include northern gannet, American white pelican, anhinga, wood stork, common goldeneye, merlin, and clapper, king and Virginia rails. Also seen were sora, red knot, American woodcock, black-and-white and Wilsons warblers, painted bunting, rusty blackbird and Le Contes, Nelsons, saltmarsh and seaside sparrows. Two black scoters were spotted over the open water of the Gulf and on St. Vincent Island. This large sea duck eats mollusks and crustaceans and is normally found only as far south as South Carolina. Among the most vocal of waterfowl, groups of black scoters can be located by the plaintive whistling sound of the males. Black scoters were sighted in Franklin County during CBC for the rst time in 2008. Another arctic sea duck, the surf scoter, was spotted by the Gulf/Bay team. Known to winter off the Gulf Coast, this bird has been spotted in the county during the CBC only in 1996 and 2008. Though not considered endangered, the population of this species has declined by more than half over the last 40 years, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Bay/Gulf team also spotted a long-billed curlew, North Americas largest shorebird, which breeds in the grasslands of the Great Plains before migrating to the Gulf Coast for the winter. A common tern was sighted on Little St. George Island. This bird has been observed during the CBC in Franklin County on only three other occasions, in 1958, 1999 and 2006. Sighted in the Miles west of Apalachicola was a single piping plover, an endangered species that has declined steadily in the CBC over the years. As its shoreline habitat shrinks, the bird is disappearing. Many of the coastal beaches traditionally used by piping plovers for nesting have been lost to commercial, residential and recreational developments, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Through use of dams, humans can alter water levels of the lakes and rivers of plover inland nest sites. Too much water in the spring oods the plovers nests, while too little water allows grasses and other vegetation to grow on the prime nesting beaches, making these sites unsuitable for successful nesting. The bald eagle population has shown a steady upward trend. This year 46 were spotted, observed in all seven of the sample areas.Great Backyard Bird Count coming upThe CBC is over, but now its time to gear up for the 15th annual Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 17-20. The GBBC is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are across the U.S. and Canada. The count is a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society to learn more about how birds are doing. Last year, participants turned in more than 92,000 checklists online, creating the continents largest instantaneous snapshot of bird populations ever recorded. Anyone can take part in the GBBC, from novice bird watchers to experts. Participants count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the event and report their sightings online at www.birdcount.org. On the website, participants can explore real-time maps and charts that show what others are reporting during the count. The site has tips to help identify birds and special materials for educators. Participants may also enter the GBBC photo contest by uploading images taken during the count. Many images will be featured in the GBBC websites photo gallery. All participants are entered in a drawing for prizes that include bird feeders, binoculars, books, CDs and many other birding products. 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Black sea bass are being caught inshore around rubble and in the Car Bodies area. Striped bass and even a few of hybrid bass are reported this week in the I.C.W. canal and going west to East Bay. Hotter water temps are on the rise and have stirred up the cat sh and bream bites as well. Depot creek is hit or miss, and the jury is still out on the new boat ramp there. SPONSORED BY BIRDS-EYE VIEWChristmas Bird Count doubles last years tallyPHOTOS BY JOHN SPOHRER | Special to the TimesThis pair of painted buntings was spotted near Water Street Hotel. Above right is an Eastern phoebe. Below right is a Nelsons sparrow. Red shouldered hawks are abundant in and around Apalachicola.

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CARRABELLE A A PALAc C HIc C OLA SP O RTs S www.apalachtimes.com ASectionThursday, February 2, 2011 Page 11By David AdlersteinTimes City Editor The Seahawks boys bas ketball team has had its share of hard knocks this season, but they keep on battling. After an early season injury to their point guard, and the loss of their big man last month, the Seahawks squared up against archrival Port St. Joe Saturday night before a packed gymnasium in Eastpoint. Seahawks Coach Mike Sweatt tried a match up boxand-one, a man matchup zone, that he hoped would vex St. Joe Coach Derek Kurnitskys team. It was something I dont think he was ready for, said Sweatt. The Seahawks jumped ahead 16-13 after the rst quarter, and led 22-19 at the half after both teams man aged only six points each in the second quarter. The Sharks outscored the Se ahawks 19-13 in the third quarter, moving ahead 38-35 to set up the dramatic n ish. That was a time when they were ready to lay down but instead of attacking them, and pushing the ball up and scoring in transi tion, we didnt really attack them like we should have, said Sweatt. We let them hang around. We were the better team the whole night, no doubt about it. If we played them tonight we beat them. The Seahawks tied it at 42-all with ve minutes left, on a backwards layup by Tresean Carr, and two more Carr buckets, one after a crucial A.J. Allen steal at half court, making it 46-all with 2:20 left to play. Allen, back from an ankle injury, then hit a bucket to put the Seahawks ahead 48-46. I actually wanted to get the last shot up, said Swe att. We were in our stall of fense. Senior Chance Buffkin missed the front end of a oneand-one with 1:22 left, as did Carr, but a free throw from Allen gave the Seahawks a three-point lead, 49-46 with less than a minute left. Port St. Joe scored with eight seconds left, and Kur nitsky called timeout, fol lowed by Sweatt using his last timeout. When we got into position, I told them where the play was going to go, said Sweatt. But we had mental breakdowns at the end. On the inbound, Allen had to pass off to avoid going out of bounds, and then the ref ruled the ball be turned back over to the Tiger Sharks. Sophomore Natron Lee then scored his only bucket of the game as he layed up the in bound and gave Port St. Joe a 50-49 win. You dont execute at the end of the ballgame, youre going to lose ballgames, said Sweatt, disappointed his squad went just 2-for-7 from the free throw line in the last two minutes of play. He was pleased his squad held senior point guard Alex King, averaging 24 points per game, to just six. I thought we did what we wanted to do, said Sweatt. I wanted to keep 22 under 10 points. I wanted to make sure they stayed in the 40s. All in all the ef fort was there, weve been playing hard the last few weeks. But its a matter of nishing out ballgames, and executing the offense and not getting impatient. After facing off against Bay High at home Tuesday, the Seahawks are gearing up for Senior Night at home Thursday, Feb. 2, when Buffkin, Allen and Macken zie Wilson will be honored, Then its the district tour ney next week, when the sixth-seeded Seahawks will play third-seeded Bozeman at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Blount stown. They are both scrap py, scrappy team. Theyre al ways up, Sweatt said. The run zones and both have a little bit of half-court trap. But if we outwork and out hustle them we have a good chance of winning and being in the championship. With the loss of Leonard Green, who had produced double digits in both re bounds and points, and the return of Carr and Allen, the team is adapting. Its been that way this season, said the coach. Things happen and we have to adapt. The team is now playing four guards and rotating in a big man, either Seth Rogers, Holden Foley, David Butler or Direek Farmer. Regardless of records, you hit those districts, every bodys 0-0, he said. I think there could be a turn for this district tourney. These kids, theyre gaining con dence. Weve been beating ourselves all year and Im just waiting for us to turn that page. Hopefully that light will come on. JAN. 28 VS. PORT S ST. JOE Port SSt. Joe 13 6 19 12 - 50 Franklin Co . 16 6 13 14 - 49 SEASEAHAA WKSS: Dwayne Griggs 7/10 2s, 2/3 FTs, 16 pts.: Chance Buffkin 3/10 2s, 2/4 FTs, 8 pts.; A.J. Al len 4/7 2s, 1/9 3s, 1/2 FTs, 12 pts.; Tre Carr 6/10 2s, 12 pts.; David Butler 1/2 FTs, 1 pt. TEATEAM: 21/58 (36%) 20/42 2s, 1/16 3s, 6/15 FTs RREBOUNDS: Griggs 15, Buffkin 10, Allen 5, Carr 4 BBLOckCKS: Buffkin, Butler, Carr SSTEALS: Allen, 4, Griggs, Carr AASSISTS: Buffkin 2Win over St. Joe eludes SeahawksBy Joe ShieldsSpecial to the Times After advancing to the District 1-1A nals by vir tue of a 2-0 shutout of Rocky Bayou the Seahawks boys varsity soccer team lost a 1-0 cliffhanger to the Port St. Joe Sharks Friday to nish as district runner-ups. The Seahawks (7-6-2) traveled to Maclay Wednes day night, Feb. 1 to take on the Marauders in the re gional quarternals. The original district nal venue, the Twin Oaks Sports Complex in Niceville, was changed to Port St. Joe to al low less travel time for ath letes and fans. A large crowd was in attendance. Despite the rivalry and the importance of the match, this was as a good a rst half of soccer as could be hoped for, as the Seahawks executed to perfection their possession-style play, keep ing the Sharks on their heels throughout. The Seahawks were seeing the entire eld and able to disseminate the ball to push the Shark defense. Elton Olvera and Graham Kirvin managed two shots on goal apiece and James Newell had a header off a corner kick before the intermission. Through 39 minutes, the stingy Seahawks team de fense allowed a mere two shots on goal, both saved by net minder, Daniel Carrino. The impenetrable Seahawk defense of back liners Tan ner Klink, Javeion Wineld, Julio Ramirez and Billy Har ris blew up all Shark op portunities, until with only 55 seconds left in the half, a through ball got by Wineld and a point blank shot on goal gave the Sharks a 1-0 advantage. In the second half the game grew more physical as the Sharks tried to add to their lead and the Seahawks looked for the equalizer. A free kick was awarded the Sharks for a foul by a Se ahawk and a yellow card giv en to an unnamed Shark for unsportsmanlike play. De spite the physicality, the Se ahawk offense continued its possession-style-attack and in so doing created multiple opportunities. Olvera added two more shots on goal; and Alex Causey had one shot on goal. The Seahawks defense continued to play fantastic and held off all Shark scor ing opportunities, with Car rino making an additional ve saves. But the Seahawks were unable to obtain the equalizer by the matchs nal whistle. We played very well, just not quite good enough to win tonight, said Coach Jono Williams. Now we have to take the many positives from this game, put the loss behind us, and prepare for a tough match at Maclay. Sophomore Alex Causey was awarded Player of the Match for his huge defensive impact from the wing mideld position, in the middle third of the eld, throughout the game. He completely controlled the left side of the eld and staved off multiple offensive attacks by acquir ing dispossessed passes, stepping up and ripping the ball off of the opponents drib ble and procuring headers out of the air. Additionally, Causey was instrumental in providing another option off the wing as the Seahawk of fense tried to score, by mak ing himself available in the offensive third, and shooting once on goal. DDefensive pressure helps top RRocky BBayou On Wednesday night, Jan. 25, the Seahawks, seeded #2 in the district, tangled with district rival and third-seed ed Rocky Bayou Knights in the semi-nals. Wearing their whites, the Seahawks advanced to the nals after an impres sive defensive showing. The Seahawks looked to score rst, by distributing the ball wide to their outside midelders, Zack Howze and Causey. This opened up the Knights defensive backeld and the offensive prowess of Olvera, with four shots on goal; and Kirvin and Howze, each with one shot on goal, were on dis play for the large crowd gathered in Niceville. Olvera scored early, off an assist from Kirvin, and with the Seahawks lead ing 1-0 at the water break, things seemed to be going well. The Knights were ag gressive and would not roll over, so the Seahawk defense had their hands full right be fore the half. Defensemen Klink, Wineld, Ramirez and Harris negated most of their scoring opportunities in the Seahawks defensive third, with the six shots that got through squelched by Se ahawk goalie Carrino. In fact, the Seahawks played team defense very well, the only cause for alarm an ofciat ing crew which would not let either team play soccer and instead began issuing free kicks and yellow cards like they were handing out can dy. In the rst half alone, the Knights were given six free kicks off what were deemed unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, and both Klink and Olvera were cited with a yellow card. The second half was similar as the Seahawks increased pressure on offense and clamped down on the Knights with their defense. Kirvin led all Seahawks in the second half with three shots on goal, while Ol vera had two, and Howze, Ramirez and James New ell each added one shots on goal. The bizarre ofciat ing continued late into the game with four fouls called on the Seahawks and ve on the Knights. Seahawk James Harris and an un named Knight each earned a yellow card. As the ofciating grew more ridiculous, coach Williams apparently com plained one too many times, and he too, was yellow carded. Regardless, the Se ahawks continued to play possession soccer and with only a few minutes left in the game, a throw-in from Howze ew over the top of a Knight defender, to the feet of a sprinting Olvera, who let y with a cross. The ball found the feet of Kirvin inside the six-yard box and was promptly shot. Ini tially it was blocked by the desperate leg of a Knight defender but Kirvin recol lected the loose ball and shot again, this time nding nothing but net and giving the Seahawks a 2-0 victory. Junior Daniel Carrino was awarded Player of the Match, making seven saves, including a brilliant diving save off a Knight free kick, for his fourth shutout this season. Joe Shields serves as as sistant to coach Jono Wil liams of the Seahawk boys soccer team. By David AdlersteinTimes City Editor The Lady Seahawks soccer team faced a tough opponent in the regional seminals Friday night as the Maclay Lady Marauders ended their run in the state soccer tournament. The Lady Marauders got out to a quick 1-0 lead ve minutes into the game, and then struck again a minute later with sophomore Rean na Leonis rst of four goals. Leoni netted her second goal of the game to give Ma clay a 3-0 halftime lead. The Lady Seahawks still felt like they were in the match until Leoni scored her third goal of the match minutes into the second half, which gave Maclay a 4-0 lead. Leoni was tough to han dle all night, said coach Kelli Maggio. She has very good ball control and is very quick with the ball. Its not surpris ing that she has scored 51 goals this season. Leonis nal goal came on a direct penalty kick just out side the penalty box to make the score 5-0. Then Maclay added two more goals late, with the last one coming sec onds before the nal whistle was blown. The game ended with a 7-0 victory for Maclay, despite 23 gutty saves by freshman Macey Hunt. The Lady Seahawks three seniors Megan New ell, Emmy Norris, and Jes sica Dempsey played their nal soccer match of their high school career. All three seniors made huge contributions to the pro gram, and they will be hard to replace., said Maggio. Dempsey couldnt play her normal ball-hawking de fense because she suffered an ankle injury in the re gional quarternal game. Maggio said she and as sistant coach Ramon Va lenzuela encouraged the team afterward. They put the girls soccer program on the map, earned the re spect of our opponents and brought pride to our com munity, said Maggio. We have nothing to hang our heads about. This is our second year competing in districts and we made it to the regional seminals, the Sweet 16 and in fact nished as the last public school standing! They were the better team and probably the best team we faced all year, said the coach. We give full credit to Coach Paul Dickson and his squad. And even in defeat, this game gave our girls the image of where we want our pro gram in the future. We would like to ex tend our appreciation to the media, the athletic de partment and our parents for supporting the Lady Seahawk soccer program, said Maggio. Lady Seahawks end breakout seasonSeahawks lose cliffhanger in district nals DAVIDDAVID ADLERSTEINADLERSTEIN | The TimesA.J. Allen makes a crucial steal with time running down. DAVIDDAVID ADLERSTEINADLERSTEIN | the TimesLady Seahawk senior Jessica Dempsey, left, chases down the ball in the regional semis.

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A12| The Times Thursday, February 2, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 76436 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2007-CA-000376 ARCH BAY HOLDINGS, LLC -SERIES 2010B Plaintiff, vs. JEFFREY GALLOWAY A/K/A JEFFREY S. GALLOWAY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JEFFREY GALLOWAY A/K/A JEFFREY S. GALLOWAY; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); JOHN DOE; JANE DOE; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida, described as: LOT 31, BAY COVE VILLAGE, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5 AT PAGE 18 AND 19 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 at 11:00 a.m., on March 14, 2012. DATED THIS 24th DAY OF January, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 24th day of January, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-8660 Phone: 813-915-8660 Attorneys for Plaintiff Feb 2, 9, 2012 76340T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-543-CA PREMIER BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. G&G, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, SIDNEY E. GRAY, RONALD K. GRAY, JOHN B. GOSS, BLACK BEAR ENTERPRISES, INC., a dissolved Florida corporation, DELL SCHNEIDER, and LAKE MCKISSACK PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida non-profit corporation, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1) OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgement of Foreclosure entered on December 16, 2011, in Case No. 2010-543-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit for Franklin County, Florida, in which PREMIER BANK, is the Plaintiff, and G&G, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, SIDNEY E. GRAY, RONALD K. GRAY, JOHN B. GOSS, BLACK BEAR ENTERPRISES, INC., a dissolved Florida corporation, DELL SCHNEIDER, and LAKE MCKISSACK PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida non-profit corporation, are the Defendants, that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Franklin County, Florida, will sell at public sale the following described real property: Lot 8, LAKE MCKISSACK PLACE, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 9, Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. The sale will be held on February 15, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., to the highest bidder for cash, at the Franklin County Courthouse, located at 33 Market Street, in Franklin County in Apalachicola, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of this lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated Dec 20, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Franklin County Clerk of Court MICHELE MAXWELL Deputy Clerk Jan 26, Feb 2, 2012 76231T IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-523CA JUDGE: DEMPSEY IN RE: Forfeiture of One (1) 1991 Ford F-150 VIN: 1FTDF15YXMNA82901 NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Tracy Jill Sommer Last known Address: 27 Adams Street, Eastpoint, FL 32328 YOU ARE NOTIFIED tha a forfeiture action has been filed against the above described motor vehicle by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. You are required to file an answer and any written defenses with the Clerk of the Court and to serve a copy of the answer and defenses on or before 30 days from the first date of publication, Sandra R. Coulter, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, 2900 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32399. Failure to file your answer and defenses will result in a default being entered against you. WITNESSED by hand and the Seal of the Court on this 27th day of December, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of Court Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk January 12, 19, 26 February 2, 2012 76342T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-542-CA PREMIER BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES E. STEGE, II, BRANDI L. STEGE, SIDNEY E. GRAY, S.&P.N.B, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, and FRANKLIN COUNTY FLORIDA BOCC, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1) OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgement of Foreclosure entered on December 16, 2011, in Case No. 2010-542-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit for Franklin County, Florida, in which PREMIER BANK, is the Plaintiff, and JAMES E. STEGE, II, BRANDI L. STEGE, SIDNEY E. GRAY, S.&P.N.B, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, and FRANKLIN COUNTY FLORIDA BOCC, are the Defendants, that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Franklin County, Florida, will sell at public sale the following described real property: Lot 6, Anglers Point Subdivision, as per map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 37, Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. The sale will be held on February 15, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., to the highest bidder for cash, at the Franklin County Courthouse, located at 33 Market Street, in Franklin County in Apalachicola, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of this lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated Dec 20, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Franklin County Clerk of Court MICHELE MAXWELL Deputy Clerk Jan 26, Feb 2, 2012 76418T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 19-2008-CA-000508 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-4 Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL FORSLUND et. al., Defendant(s). RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure date January 9, 2012, and entered in Case No. 19-2008-CA-000508 of the Circuit Couurt of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-4 is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL FORSLUND; and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL FORSLUND; and ANGLERS HARBOR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, LLC; and FIRST TENNESSEE BANK, F/K/A FIRST HORIZON HOME LOANS CORPORATION are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash are held at the front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 15th day of February, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 15, ANGLERS HARBOR, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 8, AS REVISED BY THAT CERTAIN REPLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 32, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at FRANKLIN County, Florida, this 10th day of January, 2012. MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk FRANKLIN County, Florida By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk GILBERT GARCIA GROUP P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 2005 Pan Am Circle, Suite 110 Tampa, Florida 33607 (813) 443-5087 Fla. Bar# 438405 469549.001296TST Feb 2, 9, 2012 76709T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010-545-CA PREMIER BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. S.&P.N.B., LLC, a Florida limited liability company, SIDNEY E. GRAY, PAUL OSTERBYE, LORNA OSTERBYE, and ANGLERS HARBOR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1) OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 16, 2011, in Case No. 2010-545-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit for Franklin County, Florida, in which PREMIER BANK is the Plainiff, and S.&P.N.B., LLC, a Florida limited liability company, SIDNEY E. GRAY, PAUL OSTERBYE, LORNA OSTERBYE, and ANGLERS HARBOR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, are the Defendants, that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Franklin County, Florida, will sell at public sale the following described real property: Lot 1, Anglers Harbor, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 8, as revised by that certain replat recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 32, Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. The sale will be held on February 15, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., to the highest bidder for cash, at the Franklin County Courthouse, located at 33 Market Street, in Franklin County in Apalachicola, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated December 20, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Franklin County Clerk of Court Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Jan 26, Feb 2, 2012 76711T N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010-544-CA PREMIER BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. S.&P.N.B., LLC, a Florida limited liability company, SIDNEY E. GRAY, PAUL OSTERBYE, LORNA OSTERBYE, and ANGLERS HARBOR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1) OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 16, 2011, in Case No. 2010-544-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit for Franklin County, Florida, in which PREMIER BANK is the Plainiff, and S.&P.N.B., LLC, a Florida limited liability company, SIDNEY E. GRAY, PAUL OSTERBYE, LORNA OSTERBYE, and ANGLERS HARBOR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, are the Defendants, that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Franklin County, Florida, will sell at public sale the following described real property: Lot 12, Anglers Harbor, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 8, as revised by that certain replat recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 32, Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. The sale will be held on February 15, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., to the highest bidder for cash, at the Franklin County Courthouse, located at 33 Market Street, in Franklin County in Apalachicola, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated December 20, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Franklin County Clerk of Court Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Jan 26, Feb 2, 2012 76745T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-63CP Division: PROBATE IN RE: ESTATE OF ANNE ROZIER HUTCHINS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ANNE ROZIER HUTCHINS, deceased, whose date of death was October 28, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for FRANKLIN County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, 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 OF THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is January 26, 2012 Personal Representative Ralph K. Hutchins PO Box 627 Eastpoint, FL 32328 Kristy Branch Banks Attorney for Ralph K. Hutchins FL Bar No. 517143 PO Box 176 Apalachicola, FL 32329 (850) 670-1255 Fax: (850) 670-1256 E-Mail: info@kbblawfl.com January 26 February 2, 2012 76865T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 19-2009-CA-000266 DIVISION: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. DEBORAH CALIANNO A/K/A DEBORAH J. CALIANNO, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 9, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 19-2009-CA-000266 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 DEBORAH CALIANNO A/K/A DEBORAH J. CALIANNO; VITO A. CALIANNO A/K/A VITO ANTHONY CALIANNO A/K/A VITO CALIANNO; CAPITAL CITY BANK; KELLYS LANDING HOMEOWNERS 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 15th day of February, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 1 OF KELLYS LANDING, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9 AT PAGE 4 OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A LOT 1 KELLYS LANDING, CARRABELLE, FL 32322 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on January 10, 2012. 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

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A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comwww. rst tness.com/carrabellePROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALSRENTALS1 BR RIVER CONDO, BOAT SLIP3 Night Minimum .......................$105 PLUS DAILY3 BR 1 BA FURNISHED HOUSEMonthly Rate, Carrabelle ................................$8501 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED APTLanark, Remodeled, Includes Water ...............$4752 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED APTLanark ............................................................$4501 BR, SUN ROOM/DAYBEDFurnished, Lanark ..........................................$4503 BR 2 BA FURNISHED HOMEOn River, Boat Dock & Lift ............................$10002 BR 1 BA FURNISHED HOUSEOn Bay ..........................................................$10003 BR 3 BA FURNISHED CONDODowntown, 3 Night Minimum ....$105 PLUS DAILYOFFICE SPACE HWY 98 Frontage, Carrabelle ....$550 Plus Utilities FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISIONERS JOB ANNOUNCEMENTPOSITION TITLE: INMATE SUPERVISOR NON-DC /EQUIPMENT OPERATOR ICLOSING DATE: FEBRUARY 9, 2012 ANNUAL SALARY: $ 25,000 CONTACT PERSON: HUBERT W. CHIPMAN, ROAD DEPARTMENT 376 STATE ROAD 65, EASTPOINT, FL 32328 PHONE: (850) 670-8640 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION WILL SUPERVISE THE WORK OF STATE INMATES. OPERATE VARIOUS SPECIAL HEAVY EQUIPMENT, PERFORMING TASKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ROAD DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS, OPERATES FRONT END LOADER TO LOAD ROAD MATERIAL OR DEBRIS FOR DUMP TRUCKS, BACK HOE TO DIG OUT DITCHES AND A VARIETY OF TRACTORS. OPERATES VARIOUS EQUIPMENT SUCH AS CHAINSAWS, BLOWERS, WEED EATERS, PUSH MOWERS, AND ETC. OTHER DUTIES AS REQUIRED. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND DRUG SCREENING WILL BE COMPLETED ON SELECTED APPLICANT. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a high school diploma or an equivalent. Requires knowledge of Florida traf c laws. Requires basic understanding of safety procedures; the ability to drive and operate the above mentioned equipment. Must possess a valid Florida Commercial Class A Drivers License with a favorable driving record. Must have the ability to meet the Department of Corrections criteria for a certi cation as an NON-DC Supervisor of State Inmates. Newly hired employees shall obtain such certi cation within 90 days of hiring. Posted Dates: Thursday, January 26, 2012 Thursday, February 2, 2012The Franklin County Board of Commissioners is an Equal Opportunity/Af rmative Action/Drug Free Workplace Employer Find the right person for your job today at emeraldcoastjobs.com 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. F09047577 February 2, 9, 2012 76917T IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 19 2010 CC 000051 ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not for profit corporation Plaintiff, vs. TERESA L. JACOB, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 24, 2012 and entered in Case No. 19 2010 CC 000051 of the County Court in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein St. George Plantation Owners Association, Inc. is Plaintiff, and TERESA L. JACOB and the UNKNOWN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE, SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM M. JACOB, DECEASED, AND ALL UNKNOWN PERSONS OR PARTIES HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE, OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY LOCATED IN ST. GEORGE PLANTATION are Defendants, I Will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the Front Steps of the Franklin County Courthouse at 33 Market Street, Apalachicola. FL 32320, Franklin County, Florida, at 11:00 am on the 21st day of March, 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 16, Nicks Hole, Phase I, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5 at Page 36 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. 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 Danny Davis, ADA Coordinator, Court Technology Office, Office of Court Administration, 301 S. Monroe St., Rm 225, Tallahassee, FL 32303, (850) 577-3401 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED this 25th day of January, 2012. Marcia M. Johnson, Clerk of Circuit Court By: Terry Creamer Deputy Clerk 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. Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 348 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Suite 7 Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548-5253 (850)-664-2229 (850) 664-7882 Fax February 2, 9, 2012 76915T IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-260-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. TIMOTHY C. POLORONIS and LEE ANNE POLORONIS Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 24, 2012, and entered in Civil Action No. 11-260-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, TIMOTHY C. POLORONIS and LEE ANNE POLORONIS, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 14th day of March, 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. Lot 8, Block 119, City of Apalachicola, 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 25th day of January, 2012. Hon. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Court Franklin County, FL By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk February 2, 9, 2012 Incorrect Insertion PolicyFor Classified In-column AdvertisersAll ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser to insure correctness. The newspaper will assume correctness at the time of the read-back procedure unless otherwise informed. Please your ad. Advertisers are requested to check the advertisement on the first insertion for correctness. Errors should be reported immediately. Your Florida Freedom newspaper will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for any error in advertisements to a greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the error. Any copy change, during an ordered schedule constitutes a new ad and new charges. We do not guarantee position of ANY ad under any classification. Eastpoint45 Bagonia St Apt 106 Daily from 12pm-6pmEstate Saleworth $20,000 wants $10,000 Firm from Rolex Watches Eastpoint 119 N Bayshore Dr, February 4th 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m only!;MOVING SALE-Magnolia BluffFurniture, dishes, glasses, linens, towels, knick knacks and much more DIABETIC TEST STRIPS NEEDEDCall Bob (850)710-0189 Store Displays For Sale!Bay Breeze Antiques Desk & lighted display. Black bookcases -3 for $200. Other shelving avail. Look for Store-Wide Sales Thurs, Fri, & Sat 850-229-7774Txt FL95643 to 56654 HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESAccepting ApplicationsMaintenance TechnicianRequires general maintenance experience, good driving record, & good customer service skills. Team player, works well under pressure. Weekend work required. Apply in person 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island Apalachicola: Studio/Efficiency $550 per month + deposit. Includes Murphy bed, appliances & large fenced yard. Call Kathy @ Robinson Real Estate Co. 850-653-7196 Apartment avail. Lanark Village, Can be a 1 or 2 br, with sunroom $450 month + $250 deposit (850) 509-2460 Two Apartments!!1 br & 2br with 1 & 2 ba, 2nd Story with Balcony in Historic Downtown Apalachicola. W/D included furn or unfurn, 1st, last & security. Call 850-323-0599 Heritage Villas and Southern Villas of Apalachicola ApartmentsAccepting applications for 1, 2, & 3 br HC & non-HC accessible units. Some rental assistance may be available. HUD vouchers accepted. Call (850) 653-9277. TDD/TTY 711. This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. Lanark Village: Clean 2 bedroom, 1 bath, screened porch, AC Long term lease: 7 months min. $500 monthly + $350. security deposit, references required or wkly & wkend rental w/deposit Pets-will consider. Non smoking. 850-212-2063 Text FL95716 to 56654 Publishers NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Studio Apt. Furnished Upstairs StudioQuiet location, Water & Electric incl. Walk to Dwntwn. $650+Dep N/P or N/S For appt 653-9116 or 320-1174 St. George Island $160 week, Electric, Satellite, Garbage incl. Pool tble. 12 X 65 deck w/Beautiful view 850-653-5114 St. George Island 2Br, 1Ba, Bar, Satellite, Foosball Table 12 x 50 Deck. Only $250/week 850-653-5114 Lanark Village Carlton St. #6, 2 Br 1 Ba, All Tile, Walk-in Closet, Landlord pays Electric and Water, $600 month + $300 deposit. Call 850-927-2838 or 864-356-5949 Lanark Village Parker St., 2 Br 1 Ba, All Tile, $550 month + $300 deposit. Please Call 850-927-2838 or 864-356-5949 Eastpointe/Carrabelle 1bd Cottage, $485 + $200 utils. In forest 800sf, stone FP, W/D gas range & central AC 954-816-7004 Text FL94643 to 56654 SGI Plantation Home 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Fully furnished except linens. Newer home in the Plantation on St. Geo, Island. All wood floors, fireplace, garage, gourmet kitchen. Walk to beach or gulf or clubhouse. Yearly lease of $1300 per month plus security deposit plus utilities. No Smoking. Application and credit report required. Avail. 2/1/12. Please call (816) 679-5333 for info. Text FL93063 to 56654 $37,000 5 Acres near Crystal Lake on Amos Hayes Rd, property has well septic and power pole. Current survey is available. About 1.5 acres of the property is cleared. 850-271-5761 and leave a message. Total Down Pmt $5751999 Pontiac Grand Prix T otal Price $4,2000% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West 850-215-1769 9am-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday You Are Automatically Approved If You Can Make Payments On Time!!!Text FL95706 to 56654 Total Down Pmt $6752002 Dodge Durango T otal Price $4,9000% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West 850-215-1769 9am-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday You Are Automatically Approved If You Can Make Payments On Time!!!Text FL95705 to 56654 Total Down Pmt $20002002 Chevy Silverado X/Cab 4 Door T otal Price $8,8000% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West 850-215-1769 9am-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday You Are Automatically Approved If You Can Make Payments On Time!!!Text FL95701 to 56654 Total Down Pmt $9752002 Ford F-250 X/Cab 4 Door T otal Price $5,5000% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West 850-215-1769 9am-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday You Are Automatically Approved If You Can Make Payments On Time!!!Text FL95704 to 56654 Buell S3 Thunderbolt Motorcycle, Harley Davidson Motor, runs great and garage kept, 17,000 miles. $3,500!! Call 850-271-5761 and leave a message. Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! 747-5020 L L o o o o k k N N o o F F u u r r t t h h e e r r T T h h a a n n T T h h e e C C l l a a s s s s i i f f i i e e d d s sWhat you want is right before your eyes in the Classified Section of your daily and Sunday NewspapersFor fast results, call747-5020 Buy it! Classified. Make your move to the medium thats your number one source of information about homes for sale! For all your housing needs consult Classified when its time to buy, its the resource on which to rely.

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LocalA14 | The Times Thursday, February 2, 2012 Our local real estate experts have identied what they feel are the best values around and are oering them to you in Real Estate Picks! (In this section), Discover the best real estate values in Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Cape San Blas, St. George Island, Carrabelle and surrounding areas. Best Values on the Forgotten Coast Best Values on the Best Values on the Best Values on the Forgotten Coast Forgotten Coast Real Estate Picks John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.comMLS#245990$15,000 EastpointLAKES ON THE BLUFF FORECLOSUREGated subdivision off North Bayshore Drive, ideal location for a secluded home in this new subdivision with community pool, wooded lot with mature native vegetation, lot is irregular shaped, .46 of an acre, Bank owned. John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.comMLS#244767$675,000St. George IslandQUALITY HOME FOR THE DISCERNING BUYER Architect designed 4 BR, 4.5 BA, 2nd living area could be 5th BR, Secluded Pool & waterfall, Outstanding Kitchen, Fireplace, Cherry ceilings in LR, Tile Floors, Beautiful Decor, Anderson Windows, Elevator Shaft, Speakers throughout, Landscaping, high lot in the exclusive Plantation on Elm Ct. dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp Laban Bontrager, DMD Monica Bontrager, DMD 12761 Pea Ridge Road Bristol, Florida 32321TELEPHONE (850) 643-5417 Bristol Dental ClinicDENTURE LAB ON PREMISESSame Day Service on Repairs and Relines Don Lively General Contractors LICENSED ANDINSURED 20 YEARSEXPERIENCE P.O. Box 439 Carrabelle, FL 32322 697-2783 or Mobile 566-2603RC0066499RG0065255 Carrabelle Visa, Discover, and American Express Honored at Participating Ace Stores JACKSONSBuilding Supplies Building Supplies & Auto Repair Carrabelle 697-3333 We Deliver AnywhereHardware and Paint Center Electrical & Finish Carpentry850-229-6751850-227-5666Michael & Anthony TonyPoloronis&Sons,Inc. From A to ZPO Box 364Port St. Joe, FL 32457850-340-0756 Gregs Handyman Service & Lawn Maintenance NO JOB TOO BIGPLEASE CALL JOE @ 850-670-5478joes_lawn@yahoo.comJOES LAWN CARE PILE DRIVING FOUNDATION/PILING REPAIR DOCK/MARINE WORK MOORING BOUYSOFFICE: 850.227.1709FAX: 850.762.2552 CELL: 850.527.5725 HOWARD227FAIRPOINT.NET ROBERTS APPLIANCE REPAIR ALL MAJOR BRANDS 18 Shadow Lane Apalachicola, FL 32320 Phone: (850) 653-8122 Cell: (850) 653-7654 Trades & Services FCHS offers GED classesGED classes are now being offered from 4-8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at the Franklin County School. Sign up during class meetings to prepare for next months GED test. Classes are in Building 1100 (Vocational Building) in Room 1111. If you need your GED, come to the Franklin County School to sign up for the test and to get any help you might need so that you can successfully pass the test and receive your high school diploma. Contact Linda Bradley at 670-2800 during class hours or call 370-6569 for more information.Franklin School plans Saturday FCAT campsThe Franklin County Schools FCAT camps have been designed speci cally for students in grades 3-5 who are preparing to take the FCAT Writing Test on Feb. 28 and FCAT Reading/Math/ Science in April. The camps will be 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Franklin County School. Mrs. King and Ms. Clark will provide fourth-grade students with some awesome writing strategies and netune what they already have learned. Mrs. Creamer, Mrs. Gay, Mrs. Dykes, Mrs. King and Mrs. Clark will provide students with additional instruction in reading, math and science. The writing camp will be Saturday, Feb. 4, and again on Feb. 11 and 25. The reading and math/science camp will be Saturday, Feb. 4, and again on Feb. 11 and 25, and March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. The science camp is limited to fth-grade students only. For more information, call Harolyn Walker at 670-2800, ext. 1402, or your childs teacher.By Valerie GarmanFlorida Freedom One patient gained the con dence needed for a job interview. Another was given the ability to smile for the rst time in years. She just got up and cried, said local dentist Frank May. Probably for years she hadnt been able to smile. Every Valentines Day, in conjunction with National Dental Health Month, May skips the chocolates and conversation hearts and instead doles out smiles. Since the mid-90s, May has been offering free dental services on Valentines Day to local people in need through his Dentist with a Heart program. He estimated he and his staff perform about $15,000 worth of free dental work every Valentines Day. The bulletin board in Mays of ce is littered with thank-you notes from the many people he has helped through the years. This year, May said the of ce expects to see 40 patients. Patients used to be seen on a rst-come, rst-served basis, but May now screens potential patients through letters sent describing the need for dental work. We get quite a few letters, and there are some pretty sad situations out there, he said. We try to do it on a need-type basis. We want to make sure everybody whos out there having a hard time nancially has the opportunity to get their needs to us. Those interested in scheduling an appointment can send or bring by a letter to Dr. Mays of ce, 319 Williams Ave. in Port St. Joe, giving a brief description of your dental needs and why you are a good candidate for this bene t. Patients must be at least 12 years old and accompanied by a parent or guardian if under 18. Treatments provided will include cleaning, xrays, llings, extractions, diagnostics and pain control. Unfortunately, not everybody can be chosen to participate. Its pretty much at its maximum capacity, May said of the program, which allots about 30 solid minutes of clinical dentistry time per patient. In those 30 minutes, we try to do as much as we can. However, May hopes to one day expand the program. Once you start doing it, you realize the blessings you get are so great that you cant stop, he said. Ultimately, in the future, Id like to do two days instead of one. When May was in dental school, he read a trade journal feature on a dentist who developed a pro-bono program, and vowed to one day launch a program himself. May has since been recognized by dental journals internationally for establishing Dentist with a Heart. The program was featured in two prominent dental journals when it rst started out and has helped provide the foundation for other branch-out programs such as Doctors with a Heart and Optometrists with a Heart. I kind of came up with this system on my own, he said. There are several different people doing this now. Over the years, May has tried to encourage other dentists to launch similar programs by developing a Dentist with a Heart starter kit to mail out to those interested. My vision, and its been kind of dampened lately, was that dentists all over the country would do this on the same day, May said. Theres been some success, but for whatever reason its not as popular as I had hoped. Its been so bene cial to me I dont even consider it a charitable event anymore. Its been such a great blessing for me and my staff. Education BRIEFSVALERIE GARMAN | Florida FreedomDr. Frank May and his staff perform an estimated $15,000 of free dental work every Valentines Day through the Dentist with a Heart program. Dentist gives bright smile for Valentines Day