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Title: The Apalachicola times
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Place of Publication: Apalachicola Fla
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Publication Date: 04-05-2012
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Thursday, April 5, 2012 xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM VOL. 126 ISSUE 49 Phone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8036 Circulation: 800-345-8688 Law Enforcement . . . A3 Society . . . . . . A8 Faith . . . . . . . A9 Outdoors . . . . . A10 Tide Chart . . . . A10 Sports . . . . . . A11 Classi eds . . . A13-A15 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 Court: Chanticleer must y the coop By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com The county court has cried fowl in the case of a chatty chicken. On Monday morning, Mary Day McGee, who resides on 16th Street, appeared before County Judge Van Russell to appeal a $25 ne issued by county animal control of cers. The appearance was the latest chapter in an ongoing dispute with neighbors Faye Johnson and Lisa Dean Hooker over Chanticleer, a rooster belonging to McGees 11-yearold son, Davis. The roosters disposition has become a cause clbre around town. Chanticleer was scheduled to make a guest appearance at 49 Palmetto Gallery for the second Saturday celebration in early March, but McGee said the photo op was cancelled when the gallery discovered their insurance would not allow a chicken in the building. He did make a public appearance at Gardens Inc. the same weekend. McGee said a wanted poster featuring Chanticleer is now on sale at 49 Palmetto to raise money for the Franklin County Humane Society. Johnson and Hooker maintain Chanticleer is a noisy LOIS SWOBODA | The Times The disposition of Chanticleer the rooster has become a cause clbre around town. Neighbors squawk over rowdy rooster on 16th Street See ROOSTER A6 Putnal seeks re-election to county commission Special to the Times Bevin Putnal has led his letter of intent to seek re-election to the of ce of county commissioner for District 5. Putnal, 70, 809 First Street West, Carrabelle, led as a Democrat. He now is legally entitled to begin the process of getting petitions signed, with signatures due to the Supervisor of Elections of ce by May 7. Putnals name would then appear on the Aug. 14 primary ballot, provided he of cially quali es during the June 4 to 8 qualifying period. In the event that only Democrats le for this ofce, or any of the county of ces, Republicans and those without party af liation would be able to vote in any race that has candidates from only one political party, known as a universal race. The following is a statement issued by the candidate: Friends and voters of District 5, I have worked hard for the people of Franklin County. With your vote, I can stand by you and do what is best for our county. I have kept my word in the past, and will continue to do so when it comes to the betterment of our county for all the people through the dif cult decisions that come before our Board of County Commissioners. I keep an optimistic outlook on positive growth and question its impact from every possible angle before I render my vote. This is because I, too, call this fragile piece of Gods greatest work home. I have always been in favor of clean industrial improvements for the long-term well-being of the BEVIN PUTNAL ELECTION 2012 See PUTNAL A5 Scott opts against Vander Plaats reappointment By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced last week he had appointed two Tallahassee attorneys to ll vacancies on the Alligator Point Water Resources District board. In naming Emmett Bucky Mitchell IV, 49, with the Coates Law Firm, and Harry Chip Morrison, 57, general counsel for the Florida League of Cities Inc., Scott opted against re-appointing a two-term volunteer and trained mechanical engineer who had received letters of support from the Alligator Point Taxpayers Association and at least one other homeowner. Scott passed over Thomas Vander Plaats, 65, who had served on the board since 2002, including several years as its chairman. Mitchell succeeds Rand Edelstein, who did not re-apply for another term on the board. Mitchell is appointed for a term beginning March 27 and ending June 5, 2015. Morrison succeeds Vander Plaats, but his term lasts only until June 5, 2013. Both of Scotts appointments came about two years after the terms had expired, during which time both Edelstein and Vander Plaats had continued to serve. With the transition from former governor Charlie Crist to Scott, several gubernatorial appointments remained incomplete, not unusual in Florida state government. Both Mitchell and Vander Plaats had received the unanimous support of APTA. The taxpayers association wrote two letters of support for Vander Plaats, in 2010 and 2011, and one letter for Mitchell, in 2011. James Apthorp also wrote a letter of support for Mitchell and Vander Plaats, in 2010. Under the leadership of Mr. Vander Plaats, residents have consistently received a high level of quality water supply, and prompt service, wrote APTA President Samuel Rogers, Sr. in 2010. The record will clearly re ect the (Alligator Point Water Resource District) is nancially sound, and wellmanaged by a professional staff. Allen Feifer, active with APTA, said Edelstein, a part-time Alligator Point resident who works for a water authority in Cape Coral, will be sorely missed, particularly since he had done permitting work for the district at no charge. But, Feifer noted, traveling up for board meetings had become more cumbersome for Edelstein, the boards most recent chairman, and he had not sought reappointment. Feifer called Vander Plaats a wonderful individual that is totally sel ess. Tom has been a bulwark of the district. I remember the rst FCI HOSTS RECEPTION FOR LOCAL LEADERS DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Florida Department of Corrections Deputy Secretary Michael Crews, left, talks with State Senator Bill Montford, right, and State Representative Leonard Bembry. Prison pushes community involvement By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The Franklin Correctional Institution had a barbecue for local leaders last week, with a heads-up mixed in with the hospitality. The message was clear at last Thursday evenings chicken dinner in the prisons training room, put on by an assortment of staffers who did everything from cook to serve to speak to clean off the tables. Communities that become involved with their institutions, that make the most of volunteer opportunities to reach out, as INMATE WORK SQUAD HOURS Bay City Work Camp Value Added Savings Franklin Main Unit Value Added Savings January 9,638 $164,906 2,184 $37,368 February 9,751 $166,840 2,380 $40,722 March 10,591 $181,212 2,632 $45,034 April 10,039 $171,767 2,800 $47,908 May 10,804 $184,856 2,604 $44,554 June 11,420 $195,396 2,940 $50,303 July 9,286 $158,883 1,834 $31,380 August 10,763 $184,155 2,737 $46,830 September 9,095 $155,615 1,946 $33,296 October 10,949 $187,337 1,883 $32,218 November 8,630 $147,659 1,451 $24,827 December 6,886 $117,819 1,548 $26,486 TOTAL 117,852 $2,016,447 26,939 $460,926 See PRISON A5 See SCOTT A6 Sheriff plans noon egg hunt Saturday The Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce will host the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7, at noon on the eld adjacent to the Sheriffs Of ce on U.S. Highway 65. All kids are invited to enjoy egg hunting. The sheriffs of ce will grill hot dogs free of charge. Methodists host 2 p.m. Saturday egg hunt The Apalachicola/St. George Island Methodist Church Cooperative Parish will host a community-wide Easter Egg hunt at Lafayette Park, this Saturday, April 7 from 2-4 p.m. For more info, call Samantha Cannon at 927-2088. Legion plans for Saturdays Tonyas Hope The American Legion Post 82, on Oak Street in Lanark Village, is proud to host the sixth annual Tonyas Hope Day on Saturday April 7. Tonyas Hope, a fundraiser to relieve some of the nancial stress of everyday expenses for those being treated for cancer, will be at the Lanark Village Post starting out at 9 a.m. There will be a pig roast, live entertainment, auction, huge yard sale, a short memorial and praise service at noon and a raf e drawing. Carrabelle Speedfest to roll April 21 Rain forced the cancellation of last months Seed Festival but organizer Blake Hutchison said engines will roar on Saturday, April 21. He said he believes in safety rst and when rain was predicted, he postponed he event. He said 60 cars were registered to participate, double the number attending last years October Speedfest. He said about 15 of the drivers were repeat entries. The festival carries $2 million in accident insurance and has received the approval of the Carrabelle city commission. Apalachicola classic boat show April 21 Apalachicola will host the 14th annual Apalachicola Antique and Classic Boat Show Friday and Saturday, April 20-21. Friday will be a boat building demonstration and the 1877 Governor Stone gaff rigged schooner on display at the city dock. Saturday, antique boats, classic and traditional vessels, workboats, and berglass and aluminum classics will be on display throughout the day. At 6 p.m. there will be a dinner and lecture. Reservations required. Call 653-9419 or email info@ apalachicolabay.org.

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Local A2 | The Times Thursday, April 5, 2012 C LEAN C UTS Lawn Care Service Residential Commercial Services: Pressure Washing Palm Tree Trimming Landscape Design Carlos Castillo 850-624-8018 Chris Grin 850-323-1442 CALL FOR A FREE E STIMATE Gun Show April 14th & 15th Panama City Panama City Fairgrounds Fairgrounds 2075341 Sat 9 -5 Sun 10-4 C 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 By JOAN MATEY Special to the Times Im one of those lucky people who has a very interesting job and wonderful people to work for. As curator and event planner for the Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle, its my mission to seek out anything original to the 1895 site. For the past few years, I have been in earnest pursuit of our original Fresnel lens, but was unfortunately turned down by the U.S. Coast Guard, which keeps the lens in its district of ce in New Orleans. We hope they one day will change their minds and allow our museum to display it in our Keepers House Museum. However, we did get lucky with another important historical structure that had long been forgotten. While chatting with local Realtor Shaun Donahoe one day, he mentioned that some of the lighthouse stations old outbuildings were on property about three miles west of the lighthouse. I was aware that in 1963 the Sink family purchased the two keepers houses from the Coast Guard. Ever since the lighthouse was automated, with a machine doing all the work, there no longer was a need for the old romantic profession of lighthouse keeper. I knew Mr. Sink had moved the keepers houses; one of them was later destroyed in a re, and the other was still owned and occupied. But I had forgotten about those important little buildings that were essential to the lighthouse station, which was run much like a military facility. Amongst the lighthouses historic papers were plans for the construction of the Crooked River Light Station drawn up in 1893 for the United States Light House Service. (The USLS was the rst agency in charge of Americas lighthouses, until the Coast Guard took them over in 1939.) Listed were various outbuildings, all with unique dimensions, making it easy to determine which was which. The 10by 15by 16-foot structure was listed as the Wash House, where, in the 1890s, the time-consuming task of doing laundry was done weekly in large wooden tubs with paddles and washboards. They often were used as bathhouses as well. After some exploration along U.S. Highway 98, I spotted the old structure in the woods next to a small trailer. The lot appeared to be one of those Florida getaways for someone, a snowbird probably, but not a frequent visitor. So there was our 117-year-old wash house, just sitting in the pines, no one really knowing its signi cance to our local maritime history. Many phone calls later, the property owner was reached in Michigan. After a bit of explaining (You mean Dads old shack was part of the 1895 lighthouse station?), an agreement was made to swap the old shed for a new shed. After obtaining this approval, the Carrabelle Lighthouse Association, with Lesley Cox as its current president, gave me the go-ahead to pursue a grant from the Florida Lighthouse Association. The FLA channels funds from private donors and sales of Floridas vanity license plate, Visit Our Lights, to various lighthouse preservation projects around the state. Carrabelle Lighthouse Association received funding for the moving and restoration of our historic outbuilding. So with generosity, cooperation and funding, the return of this small but signi cant historic structure to its place of origin was achieved. On Monday, the almost legendary Ducky Johnson House Moving Company took on the task of moving the little building from the spot it had been in for the past 49 years, back to a place where it had been for its rst 68 years. Watching the process of picking up a house is amazing, and the expert crew performed some very delicate maneuvers with really heavy-duty equipment. Construction consultant Chester Reese was impressed with how structurally sound the old shed is, seeing no bug damage at all under the cypress oor. After much jockeying and lifting and dodging of tree limbs, the Johnson crew had the wash house out on the highway. Fortunately we didnt have very far to go and encountered only a few low-hanging utility wires. Equal care went into its placement back home with preparation in place from G & H Concrete. The lighthouse association and the city of Carrabelle are extremely grateful to all the professionals mentioned here, for such a successful accomplishment. Next phase is the restoration. Interpretation of its original use certainly will be a part of that. But ultimately I have bigger plans for the little building that will include a unique audio-visual experience. Stay tuned, and come visit. Crooked River Lighthouse is open from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. For more information, visit www.crookedriver lighthouse.org or call 697-2732. Joan Matey is curator for the Crooked River Lighthouse. Special to The Times The Florida Panhandle Lighthouse Challenge, to be held April 2122, will celebrate the ve lighthouses in Northwest Florida: Cape St. George Light, Crooked River Lighthouse, St. Marks Lighthouse, Cape San Blas Lighthouse and Pensacola Lighthouse. The Lighthouse Challenge will bring lighthouse enthusiasts from all over the country to meet the challenge of visiting the ve historic lighthouses. For the price of a Challenge ticket, participants will be able to climb a total of more than 500 steps into the maritime history of the Florida Panhandle. Climb 131 stairs to the top of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse and take in panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and St. Joe Bay. Make the trek up 92 wooden stairs and an eight-rung ladder into the lantern room of the Cape St. George Light, for spectacular views of the Gulf and the bridge to the island over beautiful Apalachicola Bay. Climb 138 stairs up the Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle to the open-air gallery offering breath-taking vistas of the wooded area around the lighthouse and the Gulf beyond. The St. Marks Lighthouse, which reaches 82 feet over Apalachee Bay, will not be open for climbing, but Challenge participants will be able to enter the base of the lighthouse and visit the Keepers House. New to the Lighthouse Challenge in 2012 is the Pensacola Lighthouse. For a real challenge, climb 177 stairs to the top of the distinctive black and white tower to see the magni cent rst order Fresnel lens and views of Pensacola Bay and the Naval Air Station. The Florida Panhandle Lighthouse Challenge, timed to commemorate Florida Lighthouse Day on April 21, is intended to raise awareness about northwest Floridas lighthouses and encourage support for the efforts to preserve these historic structures. Visitors to the ve lighthouses during the two-day event will receive a complimentary commemorative souvenir at each lighthouse, with a sixth souvenir and a Florida Lighthouse Association Completion Certi cate awarded to participants who visit all ve. Challenge tickets will be available at any of the participating lighthouses on the days of the event. Tickets cost $10 per person, and you must be at least 44 inches tall to participate. Each admission price includes one commemorative tote bag (while supplies last) and one raf e ticket, and entitles participants to visit the ve lighthouses at no charge. There is an additional entry fee at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Hours for the Challenge are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Florida Panhandle Lighthouse Challenge is supported in part by grants from the Franklin County Tourist Development Council, the Gulf County Tourist Development Council, the Pensacola Bay Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Florida Lighthouse Association. For more information, visit www. panhandlelighthousechallenge.com or call Terry Kemp at 927-2000. Lighthouse Challenge comes to Florida Panhandle Historic wash house returns to Crooked River WANT TO GO? Dont miss the Crooked River Lighthouses next big event, the Full Moon Tower Tours & Moonlit Maritime Movies this Friday April 6. A free outdoor movie: Lighthouses of the Gulf Coast will be shown, a beautiful documentary from WSRE Pensacola Public TV, beginning at dark. For a $10 donation, climbers can get 103 feet closer to the full moon and enjoy a delicious treat from pastry chef Sally Crown. (You can just attend the free movie if dont wish to climb) JOAN MATEY | Special to the Times Ducky Johnsons crew lifts the wash house on to the trailer.

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Edwards, MD Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Medical Center East Weems Memorial Hospital 135 AV EN U E G, AP ALACH I C O LA FL 850-653-8853 Law Enforcement The Times | A3 Thursday, April 5, 2012 The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce. Arrests in this report were made by of cers from the Carrabelle Police Department (APD) and the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce (FCSO). All defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. March 27 Nolle E. King, 22, Tallahassee, violation of probation (FCSO) Christopher R. Grif n, 25, Apalachicola, battery (FCSO) Troy G. Avera, 64, Monticello, boating under the in uence (FWC) Thomas Daniel, 41. St. George Island, battery (FCSO) Shelton D. Hutchins, 29, Port St. Joe, two counts of sale or possession of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a church, and violation of probation (FCSO) March 29 Thomas E. Cooper, 22, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FHP) March 30 Robert Z. Thompson, 29, Eastpoint, traf cking in a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence (FCSO) Christopher L. Russell, 27, Eastpoint, possession of a controlled substance, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, and possession of paraphernalia (FCSO) March 31 Jeffery D. Nowling, 22, Eastpoint, disorderly intoxication (FCSO) Vedell M. Bunyon, 39, Apalachicola, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis and possession of paraphernalia (FCSO) April 1 Natalie A. Shef eld, 22, Tallahassee, DUI, refusal to submit to breath test and resisting of cer without violence (FCSO) April 2 Thomas A. Gorski, 52, Eastpoint, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis (FCSO) George S. Branch, 41, Eastpoint, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, and possession of a controlled substance (FCSO) Charlotte I. Byrum, 52, Apalachicola, Alachua County violation of probation (FCSO) Sedric D. Jones, 30, Apalachicola, violation of probation (FCSO) By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com On March 20, county commissioners entered into a serious dialogue with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission about installing a public ring range in Eastpoint. Bill Cline, section leader of the FWCs Hunter Safety Program, appeared at the meeting, outlining how the county approached FWC about a ring range about two years ago. Cline said FWC since then has been in discussions with several agencies and has identi ed a parcel of land the school district owns next to the county jail that would be suitable for a shooting park. Cline said the parcel is well located for easy maintenance, has electricity for security cameras and lighting, is easily accessible and would allow ranges to be arranged so shooting could be directed safely away from roads and buildings. Commission Chair Pinki Jackel said a location used as an informal ring range has generated complaints from both the sheriffs of ce and the countys animal shelter. The sheriffs of ce has expressed concern the range is next to the inmate barrier fence at the jail. The Franklin County Humane Society has complained the noise from the range disturbs animals and makes calming and socialization more dif cult. Humane society staffers have cited instances when shells have landed on the roof of the shelter and vehicles headed to and from the range have sped through the shelter grounds. Cline said the facility he proposes would have two trap elds for shotguns, bays for pistol practice, 50 and 100-yard ranges, a training classroom and a central parking lot. He said the classroom could house certi cation training to get a hunting license; sheriff deputy training, classes for organizations such as 4H Club and other activities. He said the county school district had expressed interest in using the facility to train students in a proposed Junior ROTC program. Implementing this project will take cooperation from adjacent landowners to create a cone of safety, Cline said. We have some funds available but its not enough to fund the whole thing. For now, FWC is asking the county for a letter of support for the shooting park and a point person to liaise with Cline. Commissioners voted unanimously to send the letter and appointed County Planner Alan Pierce as the liaison. Commissioner Bevin Putnal said he believed the park would be a boon to hunter safety. This is something Ive fought for, for a long, long time, he said. Everybody needs to shoot their gun before they go hunting and its dangerous because theyre shooting right dont the road and everything else. He also pointed out that, A lot of people just enjoy shooting. Jackel said she also supported the project for economic reasons, and hoped building the park could bring competition shooting to the county. The parks like this Ive read about make money, she said. Theyre pro t centers. Commissioner Cheryl Sanders also voiced her support. Were rural Florida. We hunt. We sh. We use guns, she said. Arrest REPORT County eyes public ring range BILL CLINE

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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 Thursday, April 5, 2012 With the end of the 2012 regular session of the Florida Legislature on March 9, State Representative Leonard Bembry has completed his last days in the House chamber. After two terms, he has announced he is not seeking reelection to the seat he was rst elected in 2008. I am proud of my time here and all I have been able to accomplish this year for the people of North Florida, said Bembry. Highest on that list has to be keeping the Jefferson County prison open. Jefferson Correctional Institute, or JCI, became one of the most discussed issues at the State Capitol this year when Governor Rick Scotts cabinet Secretary announced plans to close seven prisons and four work camps across the state as part of his privatization plans. The news caught the communities affected by surprise and a coalition of county ofcials, legislators, and local leaders worked together to keep the Jefferson County facility open. Legislative efforts by Bembry and several other members of the legislature ensured funding in the state budget to keep JCI operating. Notable to small business owners, this year the Legislature passed tax relief that doubles Floridas income tax exemption from $25,000 to $50,000 and encourages the growth of reliable industry jobs. I went to Tallahassee this year with the intention of doing all I could to boost our economy. Bembry said. I was proud to support measures that improved the business climate and provides for the creation of jobs. Bembry authored legislation that allows property owners to open their land up to charities and non-prots in order for them to introduce young Floridians to the outdoors. The measure, supported by groups such as the Florida Wildlife Commission and the National Rie Association, passed both the House and Senate without opposition. I was fortunate enough to grow up in the country and experience the beauty of rural Florida, but not every child is so lucky, Bembry said. Now landowners can allow school groups or charitable groups to bring kids to their farms or ranches without fearing the tremendous liability costs that had existed in the past. Bembrys bill eliminating duplicate inspections of affordable housing communities for seniors by state and federal governments also passed the Legislature. Support from public interests and state regulators were reected in the unanimous vote of both sides of the political aisle. This bi-partisan legislation makes common sense. We will reduce the public cost by not duplicating what the federal government is already doing. It is important we use every opportunity to reduce the cost of government to Floridians. I am grateful to my fellow members for their support of this important legislation, said Bembry. These measures now await the signature of Governor Scott in order to become law. Bembry, a farmer from Greenville, said not everything was positive about the year, noting that partisanship was at an all-time high, and public education seemed to come under attack. I couldnt believe anyone would vote to increase tuition in times like these and I did all I could to defeat it, said Bembry, referring to a measure that will see signicant tuition hikes at the states largest public universities. One piece of legislation adversely affects county government and the method by which Medicaid funds are reimbursed from state government. I spoke with county ofcials across North Florida who were upset by the move, said Bembry. Many of them didnt know how they would handle the new costs without laying off staff and cuts to services. Bembry also opposed the so-called parent trigger bills that came through the Legislature this year. That idea may sound good but its a huge issue. he said, Taking taxpayer funds and turning them over to out-ofstate, for-prot corporations isnt going to be in the best interest of our kids. I understand the frustration of parents with failing schools, but handing control over to someone who wants to make money off of the problem isnt the answer. Political posturing and gamesmanship also drew Bembrys ire. This was the most partisan session Ive seen in my time at the Capitol, he said. There are still folks hurting from this recession, but too many in the Legislature were focused on winning elections, not getting things done. Bembrys staff said he has been widely recognized as the most independent member of the Florida House of Representatives, often working with members of both the majority and minority parties to pass or amend laws that benet the people he represents. With the Florida Supreme Court rejection of the new state senate districts passed earlier in the year, the Legislature reconvened for a brief special session at the end of last month. State rep reects on 2012 legislative session Special to the Times Statewide standards for the tattoo industry are beginning to take effect in Florida, thanks to legislation passed by State Senator Eleanor Sobel (DHollywood) in 2010. Starting on Jan. 1, 2012, tattoo artists will have six months to obtain a license, which requires mandatory testing, hygiene standards, and instruction in the prevention of communicable diseases. The bill also allows for state inspection of tattoo parlors and provides that licenses must be renewed yearly. The Florida Professional Tattoo Artist Guild worked with legislators to pass the law because the professionals wanted to distinguish themselves as upstanding artists from y-by-night types, which may engage in less than reputable practices. The measure also makes it illegal to tattoo anyone under 16 years old and greatly increases the standards needed for a child under 18 to get a tattoo. In those cases, a parent or legal guardian would need to be physically present and produce government issued photo identication, proof that he/she is a parent or legal guardian, and written notarized consent for the tattooing of their teen. I am happy to see this law take effect. Not only is it an important protection for the consumer, but it also raises all tattoo artists to a unied best practices standard, something those in the industry desired. Professional artists can show this license in order to set themselves apart, said Sobel. Prior to passing this law, Florida was one of only three states in which the tattoo industry was unregulated. The measure specically targets scratchers, people who purchase tattooing equipment on the internet and give dangerous and damaging tattoos at cut-rate prices. Many legitimate tattoo artists do their best to cover or repair the scarring work done by scratchers, who also expose consumers to communicable diseases such as HIV and hepatitis by reusing tattoo needles. Getting a tattoo is a personal choice, but people should not have to choose between professional reputable tattoo artists and those who may have less than safe hygienic practices, Sobel added. Floridas new tattoo licenses should give some peace of mind to people, telling them that a licensed artist is a committed professional well versed in safety. I am proud to have worked with tattoo artist to create statewide rules. New tattoo regulations go into effect By Caty Greene Special to the Times When Apalachicola High School relocated to the new consolidated school site, they weeded their library collection furiously, I guess, because a roomful of books has been waiting there for a couple of years now, to be appraised and nd new homes. Butch Foust, president of the PALS library support group and your Apalachicola librarian rolled up our sleeves earlier this week and started sorting through the collection, with the hope of nding books for our May 5 Book Sale. And we found plenty. I am never one to throw away a book, unless it is too damaged or dirty (and then it still might go in the free box outside the library). We were delighted to nd many books in very serviceable condition, ranging from popular mass market format young reader titles, to classics to real gems. Butch was setting aside the World War II books, and I found several Florida books that I have to make sure the library owns. There were classics for adults, biographies, books about Indians, and sport books -everything imaginable. Some will be set aside for review to add to the librarys collection but most will be for sale with prices ranging from 10 cents to maybe $1. If you have kids who read a lot, this could be a great way to grow their library. If you have reluctant readers, some of these could be secretly placed on a shelf where they might just have to look at them. Our current plan is to have four tables: adult ction, adult non-ction, junior books and there will be a table with older, more valuable titles which have been collecting in my ofce. Prices for the latter will be based on research on Alibris where you can nd rare and outof-print books. Prices will represent 50 percent or less of the minimum from the site. You might get a real nd! As usual, we are recruiting volunteers. Hopefully the books will be delivered on Thursday by the inmates and setup will happen Friday, weather permitting. Volunteers will get rst dibs on their choices, PALS members could also shop early, depending on our setup schedule, either Friday around 4:30 p.m., before the Tour of Homes Evensong Service at 5:30 p.m., or 9 a.m. on Saturday. So, consider giving us an hour or two, and we will all have fun. Remember, the Book Drive will be going on until the end of the month, so consider donating some well-read and beloved volumes, if you can bear to part with them. The funds go to support your librarys activities. Caty Greene is the librarian for the Apalachicola Municipal Library. To reach her, call 653-8436. Want to grow your childs library, or your own? On March 9, the 2012 legislative session concluded. Unfortunately, no legislation passed addressing the protection against arbitrary evictions for residents living in assisted living facilities (ALFs). The need for legislation is apparent the Governors Assisted Living Facility Workgroup recommended enacting eviction protections for residents of ALFs, and several legislators proposed bills that included additional protections for ALF residents from arbitrary evictions. However, lack of protections for ALF residents remains a reality. Why are additional laws necessary? Florida law currently allows an ALF administrator to relocate or terminate a resident from an ALF for almost any reason, as long as the administrator provides the resident with 45 days notice and documents the reason. Florida ALF residents, numbering almost 80,000 cannot challenge their eviction in court even though they rent a unit just like an apartment dweller. Although many residents have advanced care needs, similar to residents of nursing homes, they lack a process for an appeal of an involuntary discharge. This leaves Floridas elders vulnerable to threats of retaliation. Because ALF residents do not have basic due process protections from being asked to leave their homes, administrators may decide to relocate a resident for making what may be legitimate complaints to state agencies involving things like poor care or lack of food. For example, a resident was recently evicted after ling a complaint with the Ombudsman Program. What was the administrators reason for evicting the resident? The resident was not happy here. Incidents like these serve as an example to other residents that if they complain, they could be evicted too. The Ombudsman Program investigated 75 inappropriate ALF eviction complaints and 72 fear of retaliation complaints during 2010-11. An even greater number of arbitrary discharges may have occurred but were not reported to the Ombudsman Program. When a resident is relocated from an ALF, the facility is not obligated to report its action to any governmental entity, no matter the circumstances or the frailty of the resident. How can ALF residents be protected? We need to pass legislation providing basic due process to ALF residents, including the ability to challenge a proposed relocation in a neutral forum and the requirement that a 45-days written notice be handed to the resident, and documented as being given. Establish standards for the appropriate relocation of residents, such as changes in medical condition, failure to pay, and behavioral changes necessitating a different setting. Require the ALF to notify the Ombudsman Program of any notice issued and permit a representative of the local ombudsman council to meet with the resident and work with the administrator to resolve the issue, if possible and appropriate. These recommendations will protect ALF residents from inappropriate evictions, allowing residents to seek redress of any concerns about their care and quality of life without fear of retaliation. If you would like to work with us to better the lives of all long-term care facility residents, please contact 1-888-831-0404 or visit www.ombudsman. myorida.com to nd out how you can volunteer. If you do not have the time to commit to the program, urge your legislators to support positive changes for ALF residents, including protection from arbitrary evictions. Sincerely, Jim Crochet State Ombudsman Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Protect ALF residents from arbitrary evictions @ THE LIBRARY Caty Greene LEONARD BEMBRY

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Cape Palms Park, Cape San Blas 6081 Cape San Blas Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Saturday, April 7th 7:30 am Onsite Registration; 8 am Race Begins Cost: Adults: $20; 15 and Under $15 Get your hop on and join us at The Cape for the 5K Rabbit Run/ Walk. The event will begin and end at Cape Palms Park and follow Loggerhead Run, the bike/walking trail that runs the len gth of beautiful Cape San Blas and St. Joseph Peninsula. First 50 runners to register receive a complimentary race day t-shirt. For more information call the Gulf County TDC at 850.229.7800 All times are Eastern. Presented by the Gulf County Tourist Development Council Salt Air Market The Port St. Joe Salt Air Farmers Market brings fresh seasonal produce from local small farmers and much more to Floridas Forgotten Coast. Throughout the growing season, regionally grown vegetables and fruit, locally harvested Gulf seafood, carefully crafted artisan goods, and educational opportunities highlight the markets. Located in downtown Port St. Joe, in the City Commons Park, the SaltAir Farmers Market serves as a community gathering place and cultural center where attendees can enjoy arts, workshops, live music, and exhibitions while shopping the market and Reid Avenues retail district. There is no better place to be on a Saturday Morning. JSL Easter Egg Hunt Saturday April 7th 10:00 a.m. EDT Photos with the Easter Bunny Arts and Crafts Children ages 10 and under Admission is Free More information? lindsayelizsher@gmail.com Port St. Joes Downtown Merchants Committee of the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce invites you to celebrate First Fridays on the rst Friday of each month. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. Explore historic downtown Port St. Joes one-of-a-kind boutiques, shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries, spas, salons. night spots and more! Attendees can expect great sales, food and entertainment. Look for seasonal sales from retailers along with dinner specials, drink specials and live entertainment from restaurants and bars. TGIF! SHOP / 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM DINE / 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM UNWIND / All Night Long! Friday Night: Billy Dean, 19 South, and Randall Big Daddy Webster. Saturday: Buddy Hamm 117 Sailors Cove, Port St. Joe, FL (850) 229.3463 On Over to Gulf County Easter Weekend www.visitgulf.com This Event Funded In Part By The Gulf County Tourism Development Council Local The Times | A5 Thursday, April 5, 2012 dif cult as it might be, to their prison populations and lend a hand toward these inmates hoped-for re-entry into law-abiding society, are that much more likely to be spared the budget axe. A budget axe that has swung, and will no doubt swing again, as the states supply of convicted felons shrinks in an era of lean government budgeting. The words difficult times and difficult decisions were shared by more than one speaker, who included the Department of Corrections number two man, Deputy Secretary Michael Crews, and former state representative Will Kendrick, who now reports directly to DOC Secretary Kenneth Tucker as the DOCs director of legislative affairs. Things we hope they get better. Were praying for that, Crews said, urging the importance of community involvement in helping tip the scales against the state closing a facility. It (community support) is that important to us, Crews said. Dont slow down with what youre doing. That means a lot when youre willing to do that. The reception and tour were part of a series of DOCs outreach at institutions throughout the state, each sprinkled with a measure of positive public relations and down-to-earth financial data. While its difficult to imagine Carrabelles newly-built state prison, about to be expanded with a work camp adjacent to the main facility, and with cost savings that compare favorably to other state facilities, would ever face closure, it could happen. Kendrick, who saw first-hand the legislative fight surrounding the DOCs closure of about a dozen institutions in this years budget, made sure there was no room for doubt that the threat of cutbacks should be taken seriously. We probably havent seen the last of this, he said. In the scheme of things it (FCI) is one of those institutions thats there on the edge. While positive and praising of those who have led the institution since it opened in June 2005, Kendrick took note of the turnover at the top. Franklin has had as many wardens as DOC has had secretaries, he said. Speaking at length after the meal, and aided by a Power Point presentation, Russell Hosford, now in his 11th week as warden after five years heading up Liberty CI, provided a sweeping, and detailed, overview of FCIs role as the countys largest employer, with about 280 staffers (221 of whom live in Franklin County), and 43 vacancies to be filled. He introduced the staffers who were hosts for the evening, and then ticked off a list of statistics at the Level 5 facility, which houses 1,470 (including 191 with life sentences) at the main city, and 282 at the Bay City Work Camp outside Apalachicola. Hosford outlined how inmate work squads provide services throughout the community, with Bay City having five public work squads and 11 nonDOC supervised squads, and the FCI main unit with three public work squads. The crews handled everything from road and ground maintenance to construction on the site of the new school, in assignments that touched most all municipal, state and even federal institutions in the area. Hosford said Bay City crews last year completed more than 117,000 man-hours of work, worth more than $2 million, while crew from the main unit did 26,000 work hours, worth about $461,000. The DOCs value added savings is calculated at $17.11 per inmate man hour. This happens all over the state in rural counties, Hosford said. Thats what these institutions do. FCI has been able to save money of its own, posting the states fourth lowest per diem cost, $36.91 per inmate, about $16 below the state average. The institution serves about 3,800 meals per day, at an average daily cost of $1.69 per inmate. One reason these costs are kept low is that inmates farm about 20 acres of land, growing their own vegetables, which translates into $14 million in annual savings, Hosford said. The warden said FCI does its part to live within DOCs budgetary constraints, which call for the state to house 19,000 more inmates than it did six years ago, on $330,000 less funding. Sack lunch guidelines for work crews, bulk mailing, selling of surplus property, and more have contributed to these cost savings, he said. Hosford made an appeal for FCI to expand its ranks of 69 volunteers, asking for help with assisting inmates with such things as debt management, credit scores and basic bookkeeping. Resources are limited. We could use more help, and we could expand our programs, he said. People could come in and teach. He noted that with one teacher and one vocational instructor, FCI is able to offer adult basic education and GED preparation, as well as plumbing technology. FCI Sgt. Greg Daniels offered a detailed description of the K-9 tracking team he heads up at FCI. He said escape simulation drills and other training keep the facility in a constant state of operational readiness. Daniels then spoke lovingly of the dogs, all but one of which is a females. Thats because females mature quicker, are smarter and they work harder, he said. Daniels said FCIs rst hound, Kaiser, came from Gulf CI in August 2005, followed by a female, Jackie, from Jackson CI three months later. Since then the team has acquired Jamie, from Washington DC, in 2006; Susy-Q (who is now nursing ve puppies), from Taylor CI, in August 2009; and two beagle puppies, Ellie Mae and Minnie Pearl. Daniels said one of the pinnacles of the teams tracking was assisting in the tracking of two escaped prisoners, in 2009 and 2011, and being able to track a runaway teenage girl and reunite her with her parents. After hearing a report on FCIs efforts to address gang af liations that can pose a security threat to a local community, Hosford opened the oor for questions. Carrabelle Mayor Curley Messer, whose two sons, Ray and Jerry, helped cook the barbecue, praised the FCI staff. State Senator Bill Montford commented on FCIs recidivism rate being below the 30 percent statewide. State Representative Leonard Bembry re ected on the eyeopening and sobering, and ultimately successful, legislative battle he was involved in to keep open Jefferson CI. County Commissioner Bevin Putnal asked about the impact of losing state inmates now being housed in the county jail, and proposed setting up a committee to explore options for absorbing that loss. County Commissioner Cheryl Sanders spoke of her sorrow at the recent death of correctional of cer Sgt. Ruben Thomas at a neighboring institution. We still stand behind you all, she said. That could have very well happened here, or at any institution. I pray over this institution every day Crews closed the discussion, prior to a series of tours provided those interested in seeing the facility more closely. Were going to do everything we can to reduce costs in our agency, he said, noting the state has seen $12 million in savings in just the last several months. Were not going to jeopardize of cer safety. Its not going to happen, he stressed. countys logistical development. I support industries such as nursing homes, housing manufacturing companies, and other clean byproduct business that produce jobs to supplement the evergrowing need for a broader job market for our young adults. I worked very hard for the prison in Carrabelle that would produce these muchneeded jobs. The prison is now a reality with over 300 employees and the sign out front welcomes more. I have always favored complete access to our waterways for both commercial and recreational use. These too are a reality, from the newest boat ramp facility on St. George Island, to the recent purchase of property along the Two-Mile channel in Apalachicola, to the Indian Creek property in Eastpoint. Another great achievement for our county came through the building of the sports complex in Carrabelle, which came as a result of the dedicated efforts of many. One of my oldest concerns was the countys acceptance for maintenance and improvements of the Lighthouse Estates roadways. They have been accepted and bene tted great improvements with more to come. I have plans to bring more roads through District 5 and support the improvements of all. Today we sit on the threshold of one of the most important decisions to come before us. The urgent care Weems East is now open for people in need. What God expects you to attempt, He also enables you to achieve. With your help, Gods guidance, and 20 years of loyal dedicated experience, we can continue to make Franklin County an even better place to live and work. For further information, call me at 697-3719. Thank you. PUTNAL from page A1 PRISON from page A1 WILL KENDRICK RUSSELL HOSFORD

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nuisance; McGee says he is no more talkative than the average rooster. Russell opened the hearing by noting he had grown up with chickens as a boy in Apalachicola, and he didnt recall disliking the noise they made. McGee told the judge her son acquired Chanticleer about six months ago. The bird was a gift from Runt Sapp, of Highland Park, after a small ock of chickens Davis owned was attacked by a raccoon, leaving several of them dead. It was hoped the rooster would defend the remaining chickens. In court, Johnson said she had spoken to McGee repeatedly about the rooster over several months. McGee vehemently denied this. (For six months) nothing was said to me by any of my neighbors except I love hearing your chicken crow, she told the court. McGee said she was surprised when an Apalachicola police of cer appeared at her door. She said Lt. Pam Lewis told her there were complaints about the rooster making noise and suggested McGee bring Chanticleer inside at night. Johnson and Dean both told Russell that Chanticleer crows constantly from 3 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily. McGee disagreed; she said Chanticleer crows when his mate Portelote is agitated, when he hears a siren or church bells and when he hears the UPS truck blow its horn. She said he appears to enjoy violin music and crows in response to that as well. McGee said that after Lewis visit, she began bringing the bird in each evening in a pet kennel and eventually began sleeping with the bird in her own bedroom. She told the court Chanticleer has remained outside overnight on only four occasions since before Christmas. The last time this happened was in March, and the next day, Franklin County Animal Control issued McGee a citation for $25 for violation of a city noise ordinance. An unreasonable rooster Since McGee was accused of violating a city ordinance, City Attorney Pat Floyd represented Apalachicola at the hearing. The essence is there is a rooster that the defendant has that has caused a general disturbance in the neighborhood, he told the court. We dont want to do anything with the rooster itself. (This is) an unreasonable rooster. The people are reasonable. On Monday, McGee was prepared to present to the judge a half-dozen sheets of paper with about 50 signatures that she said supported her cause. Many signers were near neighbors of Chanticleer. Johnson also was ready with an opposing petition which she said included the signatures of all of McGees near neighbors. After the court proceeding, the owner of a property adjacent to McGees yard denied signing either petition. In any case, Russell said neither petition was admissible in court. But he was willing to continue the case in order to allow McGee and Johnson time to bring witnesses to support their claims. Johnson protested loudly at the suggestion the case be extended. This has been going on for months, she said, stressing that sleep deprivation was a form of torture and she had become ill because of loss of sleep caused by Chanticleers crowing. (Chanticleer) needs to be out of the city limits in a country setting, Johnson said. Hooker said she believed it was illegal to have farm animals within the city limits. City ordinance No. 92-2 deals with the regulation of licensing, vaccination and con nement of animals in Apalachicola; it does not prohibit any breed of animal within the city. Interestingly it does prohibit dogs, even leashed dogs, from visiting city parks. Chapter 4 of the city charter does prohibit keeping horses, cows and bulls within the city. Fowl are allowed as long as the owner maintains them in a sanitary pen. Russell asked McGee if she could nd a new home for Chanticleer, and she said she had tried and failed. Its a big commitment, she said. Johnsons son Austin, who had spoken out against the roosters noise said he had a friend with a 6,000acre farm. Johnson volunteered to take Chanticleer to the farm or pay for McGees gas. I do not trust him with my chicken, McGee said, Hes already been there taking photographs. McGee asked the judge if she could return the rooster to Sapp, the original owner. I believe Highland Park is outside the city limits, Russell said, giving a nod to the plan and noting McGees son could visit the rooster while learning about chicken behavior from the quieter hens he is permitted to own. The judge did not impose the $25 ne, since adjudication was withheld in light of the rooster relocation deal. Three years ago, McGee paid a ne of $25 for a citation for having allowed a dog to run loose, and adjudication was withheld in that case as well. The story might not be over. In an interview Tuesday afternoon, a day before the scheduled date of the roosters exile, McGee said she was reconsidering her decision to return Chanticleer to his former home. I dont want to jeopardize the whole neighborhoods right to have chickens, but I feel I have the right to have chickens, no matter the gender, she said. She said she might choose to continue bringing Chanticleer in at night, and return to court if she receives another citation. Many of her friends, McGee said, have volunteered to appear in court on her behalf. dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business Bankruptcy Over 30 Years Legal Experience 850-670-3030 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. 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Jackie Schutz, deputy press secretary for the governor, said Monday that Scott believes this was the most quali ed candidate for this position. I think theyre giving up a lot of knowledge Now semi-retired, Vander Plaats ran a mechanical contracting business in Atlanta for about 30 years. He still maintains a second home in Lake Oconee in Greene County, Ga. Vander Plaats said he continues to work part-time in the industry of designing and building control panels, and has developed some level control products for the commercial heating and air conditioning business, designed to maintain water levels in the cooling tower without wasting of water. In an interview Monday, he re ected on the growth of the Alligator Point district over the past decade. There were tremendous problems when I rst came on the board, he said. There were some design problems that had to be straightened out. He noted the district ended up suing and recovering money from the engineering company that had done work on the water supply system. Vander Plaats outlined how the district has upgraded the control system so that it is now fully automated. Weve got the complaints down by 95-98 percent, we just dont have complaints anymore, he said. I think everyone would verify that. We brought the water district so far, its so much better than it had been in the past with water outages and problems with the water as such, Vander Plaats said. Id hate to see it go back to the point where its not a dependable source of water for the community. Im not saying it will. He noted the loss of he and Edelstein will be a challenge to overcome. With his knowledge and my knowledge we did extremely well, Vander Plaats said. I think theyre giving up a lot of knowledge. Vander Plaats said one indicator of this improvement in customer service is that audience attendance at the regular monthly board meetings is way down. When you have a lot of people there, you have a problem. Now nobody shows up because we dont have problems any more, he said. A complete refurbishing of the elevated storage tanks has eliminated problems there, he said. We probably extended their life another 20 years or so, Vander Plaats said. Also, the districts of ce building, once a small shed, is larger and newer, complete with indoor plumbing and storage space underneath. The water district has two fulltime employees, Sarah Hillier, of ce manager, and Nathan Chase in maintenance, The district also has upgraded its old well eld and chlorine building. You could not get accurate measurement on control, so we redid it, Vander Plaats said. Also, the transfer pump station was redone, making it easier to service the pumps. We dont have to wait three weeks (for parts), Vander Plaats said. The water district serves about 620 customers, who pay average monthly bills of about $20 to $40, plus the assessment on their ad valorem tax bills. About one-third of these customers are outside the boundaries of the Alligator Point Water Resources District, and pay more in their water bills since they dont have to pay the taxes, making their total costs roughly equivalent to those within the district. I would like to see us consolidate everybody under one umbrella, Vander Plaats said, noting one prominent opponent of the idea when it was debated a few years ago has since changed his mind and now supports bringing together all customers into a tighter whole. The district uses, on a consulting basis, the services of professional engineer Charles Skip Cook, who used to work for CDM Smith, in Tallahassee. It was occupying so much of my time we had to do something, Vander Plaats said. He took a lot of the load off of me. For now, Vander Plaats and his wife, Deborah, said they plan to continue to enjoy their retirement, although it is likely you will nd him active with his work in the mechanical engineering industry he has been a part of it for four decades. Plus Vander Plaats is sure to continue as a valuable resource to the water district he has so ably served. Ill be glad to talk to them anytime, and I told them that, he said. SCOTT from page A1

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A8 | The Times Thursday, April 5, 2012 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 PET OF THE WEEK Franklin County Humane Society NIP FIRE A N TS I N THE BUD! CALL L OIS AT 653-5857 Franklin Countys ONLY LOC AL Pest Control Company Society Denise McCalpin, Caleb Kembro to wed April 14 Mr. and Mrs. Carl McCalpin request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Denise Renee McCalpin, to Mr. Caleb George Kembro on Saturday, April 14, at 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Apalachicola. Reception to follow at Fort Coombs Armory. All family and friends welcome. The seventh annual Apalachicola Art Walk on March 24 was bigger and better than ever, despite inclement weather. A pair of sudden showers did not put a damper on peoples enthusiasm for art and Apalachicola. We had over 60 artists set up in addition to our local artists, said Apalachicola Area Chamber of Commerce Director Anita Grove. Many worked on the sidewalks and porches. It was lovely. Grove said the affair was so well attended, parking was a problem by mid-afternoon. There were lots of people all day long, even during the downpour, she said. Apalachicola Seafood Grill, Caf con Leche, Gardens Inc., Hole in the Wall, Owl Caf, Tamaras Caf Floridita, Gallery 49 Palmetto and The Green Door participated in the wine tasting portion of the celebration in the later afternoon. Each served up samples of a red and a white wine. Many restaurants also created culinary specials for the evening meal in celebration of the arts and spring. Artist taking part and their locations were: The Frame Shop: Stan Cooper (hand-painted maps) and Susan Richardson (painter) The Green Door: Amy Friedman and Lisa Pirkle (painters) and David Lacey (plein air) Caf Floridita: Nikki Dunlap (photography) Petunias: Patti Maney and Lynn Wilder (painters) Owl Caf: Richard Elliot (acrylic and gouache painter) Oasis: Robin Sparks (paper collage) Centennial Bank: Rick Strickland (painter) Apalachicola Sponge Company: Phillip-Marti Campbell (sculptor) Dixie Theatre: Linda and Willis Rabon (basketry) Blair Building: Ellen and Myron Stitt (pastels) Avenue E and Commerce: Rene Hanselman (painter) Katie McFarland Pottery: George Cranmer (seascapes) Apalachicola Chocolate Company: Terry Lantz (pottery) Apalachicola Seafood Grill: Nanci Kerr (mixed media) Peddlers Alley: Lulu Raf eld (painter) Caf Con Leche: L.G. Dunston (gyotaku) Oystercatcher: Katherine Neill (painter) Soda Fountain: Steve Coleman (photographer) Market Street Antiques: Saundra Powell (painter) 49 Palmetto Gallery: Deedra Ludwig (botanical abstract painter), Butch Anthony (found object sculptor) and Isabelle Pelissier (welded metal sculptor) By Lois Swoboda Lanark Village springs into spring By Lois Swoboda 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes lswoboda@star .com Lanark Village hosted two artistic happenings Saturday. The village was abuzz with excitement when visitors ocked to the 10th Wandering Star Quilt Show at Chillas Hall and the Spring Fling arts sale hosted by the Lanark Boat Club. About two dozen vendors displayed wares at the boat club with offerings as diverse as jewelry, paintings and cookbooks. A selection of homemade soups also was offered. Visitors then could travel a few blocks to another artistic event, the quilt show held every other year. This years show was an old-timey affair with quilts displayed on antique furniture. The show was dedicated to the late Gail Bohannon of Sopchoppy, a Wandering Star for many years and member of the Wakulla County Quilters Guild. Her quilts were showcased along with several keepsake quilts and treasured antiques. Featured for the rst time were a number of wall quilts that have been installed in the village. Wall quilts are painted representations of quilting squares that were traditionally displayed on homes and barns for luck in the northern U.S. Rodney Kelley took visitors on a short walking tour to see four of these objects dart, several of which he painted himself. Kelley said six such paintings are now on display in the village, with plans under way to add more this year. Winner of the raf e quilt was Jose Harper of Lanark Village. Because of its antique theme, no prizes were awarded in this years quilt show. The winners were everyone who attended the quilt show and Spring Fling in Lanark Village. Birth Wedding Corbin Paulk born Corbin Gene Paulk was born Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at 12:15 a.m. at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Corbin is the son of Patrick and Erica Paulk, and little brother to sister Aubrey, all of Carrabelle. Maternal grandparents are Bobby and Brenda Lolley of Carrabelle. Maternal great-grandparents are Ann and the late Louie Gene Morris of Carrabelle and the late John and Mary Lolley of Eastpoint. Paternal grandmother is Carol Paulk of Carrabelle. Paternal great-grandparents are Mary Lou and the late Edward Curly Mathes of Carrabelle. ANITA GROVE | Special to the Times Linda Rabon offered lamps, basketry and ceramics at her Art Walk booth. GETTING READY FOR THE REAL WORLD LOIS SWOBODA | The Times On March 13, the Franklin County High School Beta Club, an honors society, sponsored the third annual College and Career Day for students in grades 5 through 12. Representatives from Florida State University, Florida A&M University, Keyser University, Gulf Coast State College and Lively Technical Center were there, as were representatives from area businesses and government institutions. Above, Maddie Newell spins the wheel of career fortune to win a T-shirt at FairPoint Communications booth. Manning the booth, from left, are Brandon Martina, Allen Millender and Gary Skipper. Art Walk shines, even in rain LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Above is a detail of a quilt displayed by Gerry Overman. Below, Gene Sewell greets visitors seated in front of a quilt composed partially of feed sacks.

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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. Maundy Thursday 6:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy 12:00 Noon Evening Prayer 5:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross6:00 p.m. Holy Saturday Prayers 10:00 a.m. Easter Sunday Sunrise service 7:00 a.m., Lafayette Park Rite II 10:30, Church with reception and Easter egg hunt to follow. Faith The Times | A9 Thursday, April 5, 2012 Mentors represent little seeds planted along lifes journey that sometimes do not grow to fruition until later in life. Oftentimes we do not get to see the seed ourish nor do we get to benet from our toil and trouble. Then there are times when a parent tells you they see a difference in their child because of your investment in them. Occasionally, an adult that you mentored as a child comes to you and thanks you for time you spent with them. There is gratication when a child, whose life you played a part in, grows up and does something remarkable with their life. In moments like these, you feel proud for your efforts. For the yield that it produces, it may seem senseless to pour hours of sweat, tears and prayer into these children. The one child whose life is changed makes it worth the time put into dozens of children. Not everyone may be noteworthy in the memory of our childhood but a piece of every person who took time with us has deposited something into our being. Some mentors tangibly alter our lives by doing something so signicant that it changes our course, while others visually set the example of who we will become. I do not remember them all by name, but the people who have touched my life remain in my heart and remind me I have a responsibility to extend myself to the younger generations. I played softball in high school for several years under the coaching of Bill and Burnell Martina with occasional help from their daughter Janice. This family truly loved the game as well as the girls who played for them. Mr. Bill was hearing impaired but he did not allow his condition to stop him from coaching generations of hormonal teenage girls in softball. When Mr. Bill could not read our lips, Mrs. Martina would translate what we said in sign language. She remained his faithful liaison and assistant during his entire coaching career, while touching my heart and the heart of many girls with their faithful service. Their dedication was an example to me that we can be overcomers and that excuses are merely justication to do nothing. I became a Little League softball coach for several years, coaching my team with the same fundamentals taught to me by the Martinas. There are obvious mentors such as parents, teachers, youth pastors, coaches, etc. and then there are mentors who remain in the shadows. These servants are the concession stand workers, eld maintenance volunteers, and dugout supervisors. They are the teachers aide or the volunteer who serves at the school with no pay expected. The shadow mentors in youth ministry are the workers who supervise, coordinate, and fundraise tirelessly behind the scenes. These mentors are the supporting cast and usually do not receive recognition for the job they do, even though the program would fail without them. When the team, class or program performs exceptionally well, these workers bask in the glow of the leader who receives the praise for a job well done. Mark 10 reminds us even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Matthew 6 tells us What we do, must be done from an inward principle, that we may be approved of God, not that we may be praised of men. Depositing time and love into a child sets us up for blessings from God which surpass any worldly recognition. Environment, conditions and nourishment are the largest factors in determining the outcome of a childs life. Children cannot choose their parents or the situation they are born into. Their home may be decient in the areas of basic needs, structure, peace, joy and love. Nothing in their life may be normal by the worlds standard. A mentor will most likely be aware of a childs situation when he or she plays an active role in their life. Although some situations might be out of their control, a mentor may be able to help ll the void when the situation presents itself. Meeting the needs of less fortunate children will give them hope in a seemingly hopeless situation. A person may mentor in various ways to give children a model to live by so that they may continue the legacy for future generations. Thank you to all who take time to make a difference in the lives of others. We welcome all suggestions and hope you enjoy this weekly column. Please send all emails to Scott Shiver at frontline247@ mac.com. Mentors can be seeds that ourish in shadows YOUTH MATTERS Scott and Pamela Shiver Mildred A. Whalen, 90, of Huntsville, Ala., passed away suddenly Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Bay Medical Center in Panama City. She was born July 19, 1921, in New Hampshire. She was a supportive military wife to her late husband, Chandler Whalen. She worked at Bath Iron while her husband was away at war. She was a charter member of University United Methodist Church, where she and her husband were lay ministers and went on numerous mission trips. Mrs. Whalen also carried out her own personal nursing home ministry. They later became members of Highland United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by two sons, Lee Whalen Sr. and Gary Whalen. Mrs. Whalen most recently lived with her daughter and family in Lanark Village, and later at Harbor Breeze Retirement Home, making her the oldest of ve generations to live in the Carrabelle area. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Carrabelle. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon W. Eaton and sonin-law, Rainer, both of Lanark Village; seven grandchildren, Lee Whalen Jr., Anthony Teters, Cheree Trulson, Madeline Nevarez, Nicole Manord, Timothy Teters and Shari Teters; along with numerous other family and friends. The funeral service was Wednesday morning, March 28, at Valhalla Funeral Home in Huntsville. The visitation was on March 27 at the funeral home. Interment was in Huntsville Memory Gardens. Mrs. Whalen was greatly loved and will be greatly missed. Condolences may be given at www. valhallafunerals.com.Mildred A. Whalen MILDRED A. WHALEN Obituary Faith BRIEFSI sland retreat hosts Good F riday simulcast The St. George Island Christian Retreat Center will host the Secret Church simulcast on Good Friday night, April 6. The simulcast is six intense hours of biblical teaching and prayer for the persecuted church led by David Platt, pastor of The Church at Brookhills in Birmingham, Ala., and author of The New York Times bestseller, Radical. The theme will be The Cross & Suffering. The Secret Church simulcast at the retreat center begins at 7 p.m. For more information about Secret Church go to www.lifeway. com/secretchurch. For more about the simulcast, call Lee Howell at 850-370-6560. Methodists host H oly Week services Members of the United Methodist Churches will celebrate Holy Week with the following services. On Good Friday, April 6, services are at 3 p.m. at the St. George Island United Methodist Church, and at 7 p.m. at the Apalachicola First United Methodist Church. Easter Sunrise service is 6:45 a.m. at the Lighthouse Public Beach area on St. George Island followed by refreshments at the pavilions. This will be followed by 9 a.m. worship at St. George Island United Methodist Church and 11 a.m. at the Apalachicola First United Methodist Church.S heriff plans noon egg hunt The Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce will host the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7, at noon on the eld adjacent to the Sheriffs Ofce on U.S. Highway 65. All kids are invited to come out and participate in a wonderful day of egg hunting, with lots of prizes to be given away. The sheriffs ofce will be grilling hot dogs for the occasion free of charge. Come out and enjoy the fun! Methodists host 2 p.m. S aturday egg hunt The Apalachicola/St. George Island Methodist Church Cooperative Parish will host a community-wide Easter Egg hunt at Lafayette Park, this Saturday, April 7 from 2-4 p.m. Please be sure to bring a bag or a basket for your Easter eggs. For more info, call Samantha Cannon at 927-2088.L egion plans for S aturdays T onyas H ope The American Legion Post 82 on Oak Street in Lanark Village Florida is proud to host the sixth annual Tonyas Hope Day on Saturday, April 7. Tonyas Hope was founded by the members of the post after Tonya Bridges, of Lanark, passed away from cancer. Its mission is to relieve some of the nancial stress of everyday expenses such as gasoline, groceries, utilities, rent, etc. while being treated for cancer. We helped 21 people in 2011 and with the prices of groceries and gas going up, need is great. To qualify, you need to be being treated for cancer with radiation, chemo or surgery, and a resident of Franklin County. To receive an application call 850-625-0382 Tonyas Hope Day fundraiser will be at the Lanark Village Post starting out at 9 a.m., with a huge yard sale, a short memorial and praise service at noon, with Thomas Lee Brannans famous pig roast. $10 donation. Immediately following, Deb Jordon will entertain everyone through the afternoon and at 3 p.m. we will have an auction. At 6 p.m. we will have the rafe drawing, with rst prize $500, second prize a 32-inch at screen TV, third prize a $100 Wal-Mart card and fourth prize a $50 gas card. Evelyn McAnally will nish off the evening with inside entertainment. Yard sale donations may be dropped off at the post any day after 4 p.m. and you may purchase rafe tickets while you are there.S unrise service at R iverfront Park S unday Fellowship Baptist Church in Apalachicola will sponsor an Easter Sunrise Service this Sunday morning, at 7 a.m. April 8 at Apalachicolas Riverfront Park! Please bring your lawn chair and join us to celebrate Resurrection Morn. A sunrise on the Apalachicola River, celebrating Christs resurrection what a wonderful way to begin the day!D ry B ones, seniors to prepare fruit baskets Dry Bones Ministry and the Franklin County Senior Citizen Center in Apalachicola will prepare fruit baskets for the sick and shut-ins at the Sixth Street Recreation Center on Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. If you know someone who could benet from Dry Bones Ministry, or know someone who would like to donate to the ministry, please contact Evangelist Annie L. Austin Pierce at 850-210-7260 Matthew 25:35 For I was hungry, and you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in. Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.F ree overnight camp opportunities available The 1st Sgt. Michael S. Curry Memorial Foundation is sponsoring a week-long overnight camp, from June 24 to 30, in beautiful Umatilla, about one hour from Orlando. The free overnight camp will be held at the Florida Elks Youth Camp, which is fully accredited by the American Camping Association. The group Smiles Are Contagious, devoted to creating unforgettable opportunities to enrich the lives of children, is sponsoring the overnight camp, held near a stunning lake offering canoeing, shing and paddle boats, with camping in airconditioned lodges. Representatives from Smiles Are Contagious will be in Apalachicola on Sunday, April 15, at Battery Park from noon to 5 p.m. During this time there will be time for questions and answers, and applications will be provided. This camp is designed for children ages 9-13. For more info: call Rose Grifn at 786-955-3978 or visit www. smilesarecontagious.org.D omestic violence counseling Domestic violence group counseling is now being held in Franklin County, in conjunction with Refuge House. For further information please call Carol Bareld, domestic violence advocate at 653-3313. Time to get your Easter outt and get ready for the Easter Bunny. Have a joyous day! Tonyas Hope, a fundraiser to help those ghting cancer, will be held this Saturday, April 7. Come spend the day at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82, in Lanark Village. Things get started at 8 a.m. The drawing for the rafe will be at 6 p.m. The fundraiser benets area residents with cancer. Also, there will be a pancake breakfast this Saturday, April 7 at Chillas Hall sponsored by the Lanark Village Golf Club. Serving begins at 8:30 a.m. Suggested donation $5. Come join us for a full breakfast. Yum, yum. Before lunch on Thursdays at the Franklin County Senior Center, Ann Wilson, from NHC Home Health Care, checks our blood pressure. Thank you, Ann; we really appreciate it. Just a reminder: Holy Thursday Mass at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, in Lanark Village, will be at 4 p.m.; Good Friday, April 6 Mass at 4 p.m.; No Mass on Saturday, April 7. Easter Sunday Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. I just heard from the community church that there will not be a sunrise service. Years back we would have the service at the boat club, at the waters edge. Be kind to one another, check-in on the sick and housebound, and remember Jesus suffered and died for us! Until next time, God bless America, our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry. Tonyas Hope to benet cancer ght Saturday LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh

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Email outdoors news to timesoutdoors @star .com O UTDOORS www.apalachtimes.com Section Section A Special to the Times Like a baseball player stretching muscles and practicing skills during spring training, the gopher tortoise is emerging from winter dormancy and moving slowly and steadily through the landscape in search of greenery to eat and a new place to dig its burrow. Look for gopher tortoises distinctive domed brown shells and stumpy legs, as these land-dwellers make their way through Floridas open canopy forests and sandy areas. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) asks people to remember that gopher tortoises are good neighbors, so leave them and their burrows alone. FWC works with, and is grateful to, the homeowners, landowners, businesses and public agencies willing to share their lands with gopher tortoises and their burrows, said Deborah Burr, the FWCs gopher tortoise plan coordinator. This state has made progress in reversing the decline of gopher tortoises by providing direction to developers, including re-locating tortoises if necessary, and help to people interested in making room for tortoises. Floridas rst Gopher Tortoise Management Plan was adopted by the FWC in 2007 and is being updated this year as scheduled. More than 50 individuals and stakeholders have made suggestions on improving the 2007 plan, and proposed draft revisions to the plan are available online at the GTTAG SharePoint site for review and public comment. To comment, go to MyFWC. com/GopherTortoise and click on the Management Plan link. Since the management plan took effect in 2007, an annual average of 36,000 acres of gopher tortoise habitat has been restored and managed; protected tortoise habitat expanded by more than 6,500 acres; and more than 4,000 gopher tortoises were humanely relocated from development sites. In addition to changes in Floridas economy, the needs of the gopher tortoise have changed since the plan was rst approved in 2007, Burr said. The proposed revisions to the plan include new actions that the FWC and our partners can implement together to improve the status of the species, and help secure viable populations well into the future. Burr said that written comments on the rst draft of the revisions will be accepted until April 10. There will be additional public-comment opportunities through July on each improved draft of the plan. In Florida, it is illegal to harm gopher tortoises or their extensive burrows, which provide shelter to more than 350 other native species. Generally, the only time people should pick up and move a gopher tortoise is to help it get across a road. Remember, though, not to put the tortoise in your car. Do point the tortoise in the same direction it was going when you picked it up, but never put it in the water because it is a land animal. The best long-term protection for this statethreatened species is the people who are aware of gopher tortoises needs and happy to share their lawns and lands with the tortoise that can live to 40 to 60 years in the wild. By MARTI MILLER Special to the Times The Florida State Forests offer the unique opportunity to experience natures open space and sounds of solitude. The Tallahassee Forestry Center includes the Tates Hell, Lake Talquin, and Wakulla state forests, more than 250,000 acres of natural north Florida. If youre looking for a quiet shing bank to yourself, take a drive to Tates Hell State Forest in Franklin County. A quiet place awaits you on the Ochlocknee, Crooked or New rivers. Primitive campsites are singularly dispersed throughout the 202,000 acres of the forest. You can camp overnight or nd an empty site and sh from the bank for the afternoon. Some folks simply take a lounge chair and a good book, nd a place under a tree overlooking one of the rivers and enjoy the fresh air, breeze and sun shine. Tates Hell also offers an amazing paddling experience. You can paddle down a black water river to the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Natural, protected, public lands surround the rivers, providing a view of Floridas original/natural landscape and wildlife. With paddle in hand, quietly moving downstream, you can see tupelo and cypress trees, or you might encounter the areas various land and aquatic wildlife. You might even spot the mysterious Carrabelle Cat. You can take your family or friends to the primitive campsite on the Ft. Braden trails. Small corrals will accommodate your horses. Whether you hike or ride the trails; the ravines and view of the lake will calm the most restless spirit. A single bench offers a view of the lake and an eagles nest. A picnic table is tucked under a large old oak tree just off the trail. Deer, an occasional bear, bobcat and various birds are amiss to discover around the next bend of the trail. If natural mountain bike trails are your forte, Lake Talquins Lines Tract in Gadsden County is the place for you to visit. Explore for an afternoon or stay overnight and make it a weekend trip. Theres only one campsite on the trail, which provides remarkable solitude and beautiful night skies. Wakulla State Forests unique experience is its primitive hunt wildlife management area. There is no vehicle traf c allowed. Muzzle load gun and bow hunters must hike throughout the 4,146 acres to nd their ideal location. The area provides the feel of times past when hunting was mostly for subsistence and there were no vehicles to expedite movement. To truly understand the Florida Forest Services dispersed recreation program, come out and enjoy one of your local forests, where public lands are protected for future generations and managed for todays recreational experience of space, solitude and self reliance. For more information please visit www. oridaforestservice.com Marti Miller is the recreation coordinator at the Tallahassee Forestry Center Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Your Hunting Headquarters SHIMAN O TREVALA JIGGING RO D S S T AR T ING A T $ 119.99 WEEKLY ALMANAC APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE TIDE TABLES MONTHLY AVERAGES To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from these given for APALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW Cat Point Minus 0:40 Minus 1:17 East Pass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27 To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from those given for CARRABELLE: HIGH LOW Bald Point Minus 9:16 Minus 0:03 Sponsor the WEEKLY ALMANAC Call Today! 653-8868 Date High Low % Precip Thu, Apr 5 82 64 0 % Fri, Apr 6 81 65 0 % Sat, Apr 7 75 54 0 % Sun, Apr 8 75 55 0 % Mon, Apr 9 75 55 0 % Tues, Apr 10 75 55 0 % Wed, Apr 11 75 55 0 % Thursday, April 5, 2012 Freshwater Inshore/Offshore We are getting back into the hot weather this week on the Forgotten Coast. Offshore water temperaturesare on the rise and will reach 80 degrees soon. Cobia are starting to show up in our area this week, and a 53# sh was caught close to shore on Monday. Spanish mackerel are everywhere near the beaches and on the Mexico Beach Pier. Trolling spoons and mackerel trees will nd sh fast, but you may need to add a weight to get down to the sh. Grouper are back on the menu this week, but make sure that you understand the new grouper regulations on the FWC website before you head out. Bass shing is still hot this week as many anglers are reporting good catches in Lake Wimico. Worms and crank baits have produced the most sh, but a few guys are still shiner shing. Depot creek has been quiet lately, but with the good rain we had last week, the cat sh bite should improve this week. SPONSORED BY GALLOWAY WINS BASS TOURNEY LLOYD ALFORD JAMES NEWSOME Gopher tortoises move through spring training Experience north Floridas dispersed recreation program LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Pitcher plants are just coming into bloom in Floridas state forests. PHOTO COURTESY FWC Page 10 At the River Delta Bass Club of Apalachicolas March 17 tournament, out of Abercrombie Landing, Dewitt Galloway nished rst with 12.46 pounds. In second was Lloyd Alford with 11.33 pounds, and in third, James Newsome with 10.33 pounds. Fourth place went to Sherman Alford with 9.84 pounds, followed by fth place Brandon King, 9.83 pounds; sixth place Paul Newsome, 9.35 pounds; seventh place Greg Dykes, 9.17 pounds; and eighth place Gerald Dykes, with 8.69 pounds. In ninth place was Mike Pridgen, with 8.68 pounds; 10th place Pap Duncan, 8.28 pounds; 11th place Donnie McArdle, 7.98 pounds; 12 place Jarrod McArdle, 6.68 pounds; 13th place Alvin Martina, 5.79 pounds; and 14th placeLuke, with 5.36 pounds. The club is supported by Apalachicola Ace Hardware and Fishermans Choice Bait and Tackle of Eastpoint, For info about River Delta Bass Club, call Mike Pridgen at 653-5563.

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CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA www.apalachtimes.com Section Thursday, April 5, 2012 Page 11 By David Adlerstein 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Sometimes, to kick in, you need to get kicked out. The Franklin County Seahawks varsity baseball team took back-toback wins at home, downing Port St. Joe 10-9 Friday and Altha 8-5 Monday, just days after coach Mike Emerson got the heave-ho at the tail end of a 13-0 shellacking at Florida High a week ago, In a game whose only high point was a Logan McLeod base hit that stymied what otherwise would have been a no-hitter, the Seahawk skipper was ejected, suspended for two games and ned $100. The umpires thumb followed his last call of the game, when Emerson had argued against the back end of a double play. All I said was it was horrible call, you must be ready to go home, and he threw me out, Emerson said. The coach said he plans to appeal the ne. A fan present at the game said Seahawk fans clapped in approval of Emersons stance. The next day, with Emerson in the press box and assistant coach Tim Wheeler at the helm working alongside Mike Todd in the dugout, the Seahawks avenged an 11-9 loss to the Tiger Sharks in the teams rst tangle. On March 23, the Seahawks had seen victory slip away when a sixrun third inning lead disappeared after a furious charge from St. Joe. The top of the rst inning in that rst encounter had seen the Seahawks take a 5-0 lead, with senior Brennan Walden singling to ignite the offense. Skyler Hutchinson and Walden then scored, with the Seahawks pushing more runs across when James Newell and Marcus Dalton scored on a two-run double by Colton Sheridan. Austin McLeod crossed the plate to complete the rally. The Seahawks, who tied the game in the fth on Hutchinsons steal of home, were paced by the production of Dalton, who reached base three times, singling in the rst and fourth innings, scoring a run and tallying an RBI. Friday night, though, Dalton, a senior with speed and able with the bat, was out for the season with a broken hand, a nonplaying injury. The two teams combined for 20 runs and 22 hits, including three extra base hits, in that Seahawk loss. Senior pitcher Zach Armistead showed solid control of his pitches, throwing strikes on 86 of his 147 pitches, striking out six and walking four. On Friday night, though, Armistead was out in the eld, as Walden opened on the mound against the Tiger Sharks. He performed solidly but began walking batters in the top of the fourth inning, giving up runs during a ve-run Port St. Joe rally. Wheeler, with only 10 players to work with, moved Walden to center eld to make way for Hutchinson, who came in and pitched the rest of the way. He struck out ve, two he caught looking and three swinging, and three with a full count. He gave up only one hit and three walks. Both of them threw a good game, Emerson said. Both of them walked too many, but they kept us in the game by using the defense to get outs. Skyler throws a slider in the mid-80s, and when hes on hes on, but when the curveballs not working, he has a hard time, said the coach. The Seahawks got on the scoreboard with two runs in the rst, after Chance Buffkin singled, Austin Larkin walked and Walden singled to score them both. Franklin County added a run in the second, after Armistead got on base on an error and advanced to third before scoring on a passed ball. In the third inning, Armistead walked, and Buffkin reached based on an error, one of ve committed by Port St. Joe in the game. After Larkin walked and Hutchinson reached base on an error, Armistead, Buffkin and Larkin all scored on the miscues. In the fourth inning, the Seahawks got the go-ahead run they needed after Walden singled, Sheridan hit a double to score him, McLeod walked, and then Seth Rogers smacked a base hit to score McLeod and Sheridan. A Buffkin single plated Rogers for the all-important 10th run. On Monday night at home, the Seahawks sewed up a second win, this time with Armistead hurling a complete game for an 8-5 victory. He gave up four hits and ve runs, struck out ve and walked two. The team had two errors. He pitched good, Emerson said. He keeps the ball low and can throw in the mid-80s easy. It runs away from them a lot. Larkin singled in the fourth, stole a base, advanced to third on a passed ball and scored on a sacri ce y by Walden for the rst run. In a ve-run fth, Rogers and Armistead each got on base on an error, and then a Buffkin single and a Larkin double scored them both for two more runs. Hutchinson beat out an in eld single, James Newell singled to score Buffkin and Larkin and then Hutchinson scored on a passed ball. In the sixth inning, eighth grader Trenton Lee got a base hit, then Buffkin and Larkin walked. A Walden base hit scored Lee and Buffkin for two more runs. The Seahawks back-to-back wins followed a tough 13-9 loss at home March 21 against Liberty County in seven innings. Franklin County racked up 10 hits and nine runs, led by Walden, who went 2-4 and scored two runs. He singled in the second and fourth innings. The two teams combined for 22 runs and 26 hits, nearly all of them singles. Liberty scored 11 runs in the rst inning to build an early lead. But the Seahawks came back with ve runs in the bottom of the fourth to cut its de cit to six. An RBI single by Armistead and an RBI single by McLeod set off a Seahawk rally. After pushing across one run in the bottom of the fth, the Seahawks faced just a 13-6 de cit. A elders choice had brought home Buffkin, who had singled to spark the rally. One run in the bottom of the sixth helped the Seahawks close the de cit to 13-7. Armistead reached on an error and then stole third before a groundout by Larkin brought him home. Two runs in the bottom of the seventh helped the Seahawks close its de cit to 13-9. Newell singled and stole third, and then scored on a single by Hutchinson, that also brought home Walden. SEAHAWKS SNAP BACK Franklin County takes wins over St. Joe, Altha Chance Buffkin swings away. Photos by DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times after a furious charge from St. Joe. The top of the rst inning in that rst encounter had seen the Seahawks take a 5-0 lead, with senior Brennan Walden singling to ignite the offense. Skyler Hutchinson and Walden then scored, with the Seahawks pushing more runs across when James Newell and Marcus Dalton scored on a two-run double by Colton Sheridan. Austin McLeod crossed the plate to complete the rally. The Seahawks, who tied the game in the fth on Hutchinsons steal of home, were paced by the production of Dalton, who reached base three times, singling in the rst and fourth innings, scoring a run and tallying an RBI. Friday night, though, Dalton, a senior with speed and able with the bat, was out for the season with a broken hand, a nonplaying injury. The two teams combined for third before scoring on a passed ball. In the third inning, Armistead walked, and Buffkin reached based on an error, one of ve committed by Port St. Joe in the game. After Larkin walked and Hutchinson reached base on an error, Armistead, Buffkin and Larkin all scored on the miscues. In the fourth inning, the Seahawks got the go-ahead run they needed after Walden singled, Sheridan hit a double to score him, McLeod James Newell tags a Port St. Joe runner at third base. Above right, Brennan Walden takes the mound. Lady Seahawks down West Gadsden, fall to Port St. Joe By David Adlerstein 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The Lady Seahawks softball team was involved in two shutouts last week, one on the winning end, the other not. On March 27 at home, the team walloped West Gadsden 16-0 in just three innings, banging out 14 hits. The team, under the direction of coach Lisa Sweatt and assistant Sally Wheeler, racked up a dozen runs in the rst inning and four more in the second for the win. Chena Segree went 3 for 3 with an RBI, and Morgan Mock and Morgan Newell each went 2 for 2, with Mock banging a pair of triples and Newell making her hits count for three RBIs. Scout Segree and Krista Martina also each went 2 for 2 and Vanessa Simmons 1 for 1. On the mound, Segree gave up no hits as she breezed through the West Gadsden lineup. Friday at Port St. Joe was a different story, as Franklin County was outmuscled 11-0. Ally Millender managed to get on base twice, singling in the fth inning. Port St. Joes Katie Gardener racked up four RBIs on one hit, a homer in the fth inning. Tiger Sharks pitcher Makayla Ramsey kept Franklin County off the scoreboard for all ve innings she toed the rubber, allowing no runs on two hits while striking out one. Morgan Newell was the only other Lady Seahawk to get a hit off Ramsey, a single to left eld in the third that advanced Millender, who had gotten on with a walk. A walk to Gracyn Kirvin advanced both runners, but the inning ended when Chena Segree failed to reach rst in time after a dropped third strike. Photos by DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Catcher Scout Segree gives advice to pitcher Chena Segree. Seahawk Anna Lee warms up before a game. CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA www.apalachtimes.com SP O RTS Section A

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Local A12 | The Times Thursday, April 5, 2012 N O T I C E O F G E N E R A L E L E C T I O N I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in FRANKLIN County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH day of NOVEMBER, 2012, A.D., to ll or retain the following ofces: President and Vice-President United States Senator Representative in Congress State Attorney: Judicial Circuit 2 Public Defender: Judicial Circuit 2 State Senator State Representative Supreme Court: Retention of Three Justices First District Court of Appeal: Retention of Four Judges Circuit Judge, Second Judicial Circuit: Groups 1, 2, 3 and 12 Clerk of the Circuit Court Sheriff Property Appraiser Tax Collector Superintendent of Schools Supervisor of Elections County Court Judge: Group 1 School Board: Districts 1, 3 and 5 County Commissioner: Districts 1, 3 and 5 Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 1, 3 and 5 James Galbrecht and his three teenage kids, visitors from Eagan, Minn., found time to do a little more than beachcombing during their vacation last week on St. George Island. The family was shocked to nd that spring breakers had left the beach a cluttered mess, and they decided to do something about it. Of all the photos I took on our vacation, these were truly the most remarkable. Thats a sad thing to say in such a beautiful place, said Galbrecht, as he shared images of the debris. On Friday evening, Galbrecht decided it was time for a teachable moment for his three kids, ages 16, 17 and 18. We decided they couldnt leave the beach in that state, and so went up and down 300 feet of beach picking up and bagging cups, bottles, plastic wrappers and other trash, and then tackling the parking lot. The level of disappointment with the lack of leadership and stewardship on the part of so many young college kids is shockingly disappointing to me, he said. They are the ones blessed and privileged with being exposed to so many new ideas and ways of thinking about science and technology and behavior. Not one person out of 100 could wield their in uence in doing the right thing. By David Adlerstein FROM CATASTROPHE TO CLEANUP News BRIEFS Bird lost in Eastpoint An Indian Ringneck parakeet, about 12-16 inches long, disappeared Monday afternoon near 53 South Bayshore Drive in Eastpoint. Hes been ying back and forth around this bluff area over here, said owner Jeanne Baker. He was ying for two days, and was lost about 4 p.m. on Monday. The bright yellow bird has a pink ring on its neck and light blue eyes. It responds to the name Tweety, and starts squawking, said Baker. If you have information on the birds whereabouts, call Baker at 516-376-4326. Reward offered. Full moon climb Friday at Lighthouse The April Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be held on Friday, April 6. The Sunset/Full Moon Climb will take place from 7:309 p.m. and will include light hors doeuvres and a sparkling cider toast to the full moon. Cost is $15 for the general public and $10 for members of the St. George Lighthouse Association. The sun will set at 8:01 p.m. and the moon will rise at 8:14 p.m. on April 6. After sunset, people are invited to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the full moon, as space and time permit. Cost is $10 for the general public and $5 for SGLA members. The Cape St. George Light is located in St. George Lighthouse Park at the center of St. George Island, where Island Drive (the road off the bridge) ends at Gulf Beach Drive. Parking is available. Reservations are recommended. Contact the St. George Island Visitor Center at 850-927-7744 or toll free at 888-927-7744. Governor Stone returns to Apalachicola The Governor Stone is here in Apalachicola docked at Riverfront Park. Sails are scheduled Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 2 p.m. through Saturday, April 21, the day of the Antique and Classic Boat Show. There is no charge for sailing. Donations go to maintain the vessel. Sail training with school kids are scheduled for Wednesdays at 9 a.m. on April 4, 11, and 18. Carrabelle seniors host Saturday dance A dance will be held this Saturday evening, April 7, at the Carrabelle Senior Center, at 201 NW Avenue F, on the corner of 1st Street and NW Avenue F in downtown Carrabelle. The dance starts at 7 p.m. and admission is free. Music will be provided by local disc jockey Ron Vice. For information visit www. CarrabelleSeniorCenter. com. Southerland to host town hall meeting Monday U.S. Representative Steve Southerland, II will host a town hall meeting on Monday, April 9 at the Apalachicola Community Center in Battery Park, from 11 a.m. to noon. The event is free and open to the public. Gulf-Franklin offers digital photo course Digital Photo Presentation will be taught at the Gulf/Franklin Campus on Wednesdays April 11, 18, 25 and May 2 from 9 to 11 a.m.. The fee is $49, and registration can be handled at the Gulf / Franklin Campus in Port St. Joe prior to the rst class Experience the bene ts of using digital photos along with the computer in order to share moments in color and with text. For more information, email susanbull@bellsouth.net, lws@mindspring.com or jbarr@gulfcoast.edu or call Jim Barr at 850-873-3513.

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, April 5, 2012 The Times | A13 See emeraldcoastjobs.com to nd a job at the intersection of both.Wouldn’t you like a job that ful lls you both professionally and personally? With Monster’s new ltering tools, you can quickly hone in on the job that’s right for you. So visit emeraldcoastjobs.com and nd a job that makes everybody happy. 86388T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-450-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. SUNG WOO LEE A/K/A SUNGWOO LEE, HYON SOOK LEE A/K/A HYONSOOK LEE, TARPON RUN HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC., and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 29, 2012, in Case No. 11-450-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit, in and for Franklin County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and SUNG WOO LEE A/K/A SUNGWOO LEE, HYON SOOK LEE A/K/A HYONSOOK LEE and TARPON RUN HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC. are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Courthouse in Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on April 11, 2012, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: LOT 9 OF TARPON RUN, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 1, PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: March 1, 2012 MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Attorney for Plaintiff: Garvin B. Bowden, Esq., Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32308 March 29, April 5, 2012 86470T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF SECOND THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 12-00023-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, Plaintiff, vs. STEPHEN MICHAEL MALONE, SR. and the unknown spouse of Stephen Michael Malone, Sr., and unknown tenant(s), Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: STEPHEN MICHAEL MALONE, SR. and the unknown spouse of Stephen Michael Malone, Sr., and unknown tenants, YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property in Franklin County, Florida: Commence at the Southeast Corner of Section 20, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, Franklin County, Florida and run thence North 02 degrees 20 minutes East along East boundary of Section 20 a distance of 1481.46 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING run thence South 63 degrees 44 minutes West 115.26 feet; thence North 26 degrees 16 minutes 00 seconds West 380.00 feet to the point on the Southerly right-of-way of Ridge Road (60 foot right-of-way); thence run North 63 degrees 44 minutes 00 seconds East along said Southerly right-of-way a distance of 247.34 feet to a point of curve to the right; thence run along said curve with a radius of 44.53 feet through a central angle of 118 degrees 36 minutes 00 seconds for an arc length South 02 degrees 20 minutes 00 seconds west along the Easterly boundary of Section 20 distance of 357.81 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Being Lot 60 (Revised), Unit 2, Tarpon Shores, according to the plat thereof on file in the Franklin County Planning and Zoning Office, 33 Commerce Street, Apalachicola, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Barbara Sanders, Sanders and Duncan, P.A., the plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 157, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, on or before 30 days from the first date of publication and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on the plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on March 26, 2012. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk April 5, 12, 2012 86522T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2012-18-CP DIVISION: PROBATE IN RE: ESTATE OF Helen M. Marsh Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Helen M. Marsh, deceased, whose date of death was December 4th, 2011 and whose social security number is XXX-XX-8636, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 5, 2012. Attorneys for Personal Representative: SANDERS AND DUNCAN, P.A. 80 Market Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 Telephone: (850) 653-8976 Florida Bar No. 63869 Personal Representative: Guy W. Marsh 3927 Crab Orchard Ln. Norcross, GA 30092 April 5, 12, 2012 86480T LEGAL NOTICE Notice is given pursuant to Florida Self-Storage Facility Act, Florida Statutes, Chapter 83, Part IV, that Seminole Safe N Secure Storage will hold a sale by sealed bid on: April 20, 2012 at: 10:00 a.m. at 162 US 98, Eastpoint, Florida 32328 of the contents of mini-warehouse(s) containing personal property of: Barbara Singer Brady Benton Heather Millender Lannie Hardman Before the sale date of April 20, 2012, the property may be redeemed by payment in cash or money order of the outstanding balance and cost by mailing it to Post Office Box 1054, Eastpoint, Florida 32328, or by paying in person. April 5, 12, 2012 86486T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 11-000098-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, as successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, Plaintiff, vs. MARCELLA V. DANIELS, f/k/a MARCELLA P. VASILINDA, and MAGNOLIA RIDGE ESTATES PROPERTY OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 27th, 2012, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market St., Apalachicola, FL 32320 at 11:00 a.m. on May 9, 2012, the following described property: Lot 8, Block A, Magnolia Ridge, Phase I, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 26 in the Office of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida. Dated: March 29, 2012. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Barbara Sanders, P.A. SANDERS & DUNCAN P.O. Box 157 Apalachicola, FL 32329 Phone: (850) 653-8976 Fax: (850) 653-8743 April 5, 12, 2012 86651T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 19-2011-CA-000052 DIVISION: JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, EDWIN DANIEL A/K/A EDWIN CLYDE DANIEL A/K/A EDWIN C. DANIEL, DECEASED et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, EDWIN DANIEL A/K/A EDWIN CLYDE DANIEL A/K/A EDWIN C. DANIEL, DECEASED LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT (S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in FRANKLIN County, Florida: LOT 5, AND 1/2 OF LOT 4, (30 BY 100 FEET), ADJOINING SAID LOT 5, IN BLOCK 143, OF THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA. SAID PARCEL BEING 90 FEET BY 100 FEET has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Florida Default Law Group, P.L., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 8th day of March, 2012. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Court By: Terry E. Creamer As Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Mr. Doug Smith, Office of Court Administration, Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, Phone: 850577-4401, Fax: 850487-7947 March 29, April 5, 2012 86721T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012 CP 12 IN RE: ESTATE OF HARDY LEE SIMMONS also known as H. LEE SIMMONS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Hardy Lee Simmons, also known as H. Lee Simmons, deceased, whose date of death was February 16, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, File Number 2012CP-12, the street address of which is 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The names and addresses of the ancillary personal representative and the ancillary personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 29, 2012. Personal Representative: Nelson B. Simmons 3303 Sharer Road Tallahassee, FL 32312 Attorney for Personal Representative: Terrence T. Dariotis FL Bar No. 190057 Post Office Box 16005 Tallahassee, Florida 32317-6005 (850) 523-9300 March 29, April 5, 2012 86731T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-000095-CA ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical Business Criminal Justice Hospitality. Job Placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 866-467-0054 www.Centuraonline.com These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020

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A14| The Times Thursday, April 5, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free: 800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW CADENCE BANK, N.A., Plaintiff vs. JIMMY R. BENNETT, LAKE McKISSACK PLACE HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC., UNKNOWN TENANT(S) I and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) II, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 4 5 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 13, 2012, in Case No. 11-000095CA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit, in and for Franklin County, Florida, in which Cadence Bank, N.A., is the Plaintiff and Jimmy R. Bennett, Lake McKissack Place Homeowners’ Association, Inc., Unknown Tenant(s) 1 and Unknown Tenant(s) 2, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Second Floor Lobby of the Franklin County, Florida at 11:00 am, on May 2, 2012, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure, and more particularly described as follows: Lots 12 and 13 of LAKE MCKISSACK PLACE, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page(s) 9, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED March 13, 2012. MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk March 29, April 5, 2012 86735T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-000060-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF KENNETH PFEIFER, Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of KENNETH PFEIFER, deceased, File Number 2011000060-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida 32320. The estate is testate, and the date of the will is May 22, 2011. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s Attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: Any interested person on whom a copy of this notice of administration is served must file on or before the date that is 3 months after the date of service of a copy of the notice of administration on that person any objection that challenges the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative, the venue, or jurisdiction of this Court. Persons who may be entitled to exempt property under Section 732.402, Florida Statutes will be deemed to have waived their rights to claim that property as exempt property unless a petition for determination of exempt property is filed by such persons or on their half on or before the later of the date that is 4 months after the date of service of a copy of this notice of administration on such persons or the date that is 40 days after the date of termination of any proceeding involving the construction, admission to probate, or validity of the will or involving any other matter affecting any part of the exempt property. An election to take an elective share must be filed on or before the earlier of the date that is 6 months after the date of service of a copy of the notice of administration on the surviving spouse, or an attorney in fact or a guardian of the property of the surviving spouse, or the date that is 2 years after the date of the decedent’s death. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file claims against the estate with with the Court during the time periods set forth in Section 733.702, Florida Statutes, or be forever barred. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL. BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is March 29, 2012. Personal Representative: KEITH M. PFEIFER 8051 Rocky Wood Rd Tallahassee, FL 32305 Attorney for Personal Representative: J. GORDON SHULER, FL Bar No. 0700959 J. GORDON SHULER, P.A. P.O. Drawer 850 Apalachicola, Fl 32329 (850) 653-9226 March 29, April 5, 2012 86809T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-000406-CA FLORIDA BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. S. & P.N.B., LLC, a Florida limited liability company, SIDNEY E. GRAY, an individual, ANGLERS HARBOR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, and UNKNOWN OWNERS SPOUSES/TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Consent Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause on March 23, 2012, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida, described as: See EXHIBIT “A” attached hereto Lots 19, 21 and 22, Anglers Harbor, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 8, and replatted in Plat Book 8, Page 32, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Together with all existing or subsequently erected or affixed buildings, improvements and fixtures; all easements, rights of way, and appurtenances; all water, water rights, watercourses and ditch rights (including stock in utilities with ditch or irrigation rights); and all other rights, royalties, and profits relating to the real property, including without limitation all minerals, oil, gas, geothermal and similar matters. EXHIBIT “B” Personal Property All equipment and other personal property affixed to the Real Property described in Exhibit “A” attached hereto. at public sale on the highest and best bidder for cash, except as set forth herein, at the courthouse steps located at the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida at 11:00 a.m., on May 2, 2012. DATED on March 28, 2012. MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of the Court By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAY-MENT OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSUANT TO THIS FINAL JUDGMENT. IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIEN-HOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWNER, YOU MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS YOURSELF, YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A LAWYER OR ANY OTHER REPRESENTATION AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ASSIGN YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE ELSE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO CLAIM ANY MONEY TO WHICH YOU ARE ENTITLED. PLEASE CHECK WITH THE CLERK OF THE COURT, LOCATED AT 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA, (850) 6538861, WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS AFTER THE SALE TO SEE IF THERE IS ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE FORECLOSURE SALE THAT THE CLERK HAS IN THE REGISTRY OF THE COURT. ATTENTION PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator, at (850) 653-8861 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. If you are hearing or voice impaired please call: 711. April 5, 12, 2012 86763T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012-19-CP Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF Emory Guy Given Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Emory Guy Given, deceased, whose date of death was January 30, 2012, 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 ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 5, 2012. Personal Representative: Cindy L. Sullivan 912 N.W. Avenue C Carrabelle, FL 32322 Attorneys for Personal Representative SANDERS AND DUNCAN, P.A. FL Bar No. 63869 80 MARKET STREET APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 (850) 653-8976 E-Mail Address: bsanders@fairpoint.net April 5, 12, 2012 86811T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-000405-CA FLORIDA BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. S. & P.N.B., LLC, a Florida limited liability company, SIDNEY E. GRAY, an individual, and UNKNOWN OWNERS/ SPOUSES/ TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Consent Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause on March 23, 2012, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida, described as: See EXHIBIT “A” attached hereto Exhibit “A” Tract 8-N Commence at an old iron pipe marking the Northwest comer of Lot 54 of the City of St. George, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Public Records of Franklin County, Florida and thence rum South 444.06 feet to an old iron pipe, thence run North 43 degrees 10 minutes 35 seconds East 243.34 feet to the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning continue North 43 degrees 10 minutes 35 seconds East 59.12 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 59 degrees 54 minutes 14 seconds East 166.74 feet to the Northwesterly right of way boundary of U.S. highway No. 98, thence run South 41 degrees 16 minutes 19 seconds West along said right of way boundary 93.51 feet to a concrete monument, thence run North 48 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 165.56 feet to the Point of Beginning. AND Tract 15 Commence at an old Iron pipe marking the Northwest corner of Lot 54 of the City or St. George, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, and thence run South 444.06 feet to an old iron pipe, thence run North 43 degrees 10 minutes 35 seconds East 302.46 feet to a concrete monument for the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning continue North 43 degrees 10 minutes 35 seconds East 110.23 feet to a concrete monument, thence rum South 52 degrees 00 minutes 10 seconds East 160.18 feet to the Northwesterly right of way boundary of U.S. Highway No. 98, thence run South 41 degrees 16 minutes 19 seconds West along said right of way boundary 87.01 feet, thence run North 59 degrees 54 minutes 14 seconds West 166.74 feet to the Point of Beginning. AND Tract 14 Commence at an old iron pipe marking the Northwest corner of Lot 54 of the City of St. George, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, and thence run South 444.06 feet to an old iron pipe, thence run North 43 degrees 10 minutes 35 seconds East 412.69 feet to a concrete monument for the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning continue North 43 degrees 10 minutes 35 seconds East 84.64 feel to a concrete monument, thence run South 52 degrees 53 minutes 45 seconds East 157.52 feet to an iron rod on the Northwesterly right of way boundary of U.S-Highway No. 98 thence run South 41 degrees 16 minutes 19 seconds West along said right of way boundary 86.89 feet, thence run North 52 degrees 00 minutes 10 seconds West 160.18 feet to the Point of Beginning. AND Tract 8-S Commence at an old iron pipe marking the Northwest corner of Lot 54 of the City of St. George, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, and thence run South 444.06 feet to an old iron pipe, thence run North 43 degrees 10 minutes 35 seconds East 243.34 feet, thence run South 48 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 231.56 feet to a concrete monument on the Southeasterly right of way boundary of U.S. highway No. 98 for the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning thence run North 41 degrees 16 minutes 19 seconds East along said right of way boundary 107.38 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 59 degrees 43 minutes 48 seconds East 157.03 feet to the approximate mean highwater line of St. George Sound, thence run South 59 degrees 05 minutes 18 seconds West along said approximate mean highwater line 145.73 feet, thence run North 48 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 109.56 feet to the Point of Beginning. Together with all existing or subsequently erected or affixed buildings, improvements and fixtures; all easements, rights of way, and appurtenances; all water, water rights, watercourses and ditch rights (including stock in utilities with ditch or irrigation rights); and all other rights, royalties, and profits relating to the real property, including without limitation all minerals, oil, gas, geothermal and similar matters. EXHIBIT “B” Personal Property All equipment and other personal property affixed to the Real Property described in Exhibit “A” attached hereto. at public sale on the highest and best bidder for cash, except as set forth herein, at the courthouse steps located at the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida at 11:00 a.m., on May 2, 2012. DATED on March 28, 2012. MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of the Court By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAY-MENT OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSUANT TO THIS FINAL JUDGMENT. IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIEN-HOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWNER, YOU MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS YOURSELF, YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A LAWYER OR ANY OTHER REPRESENTATION AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ASSIGN YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE ELSE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO CLAIM ANY MONEY TO WHICH YOU ARE ENTITLED. PLEASE CHECK WITH THE CLERK OF THE COURT, LOCATED AT 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA, (850) 6538861, WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS AFTER THE SALE TO SEE IF THERE IS ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE FORECLOSURE SALE THAT THE CLERK HAS IN THE REGISTRY OF THE COURT. ATTENTION PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator, at (850) 653-8861 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. If you are hearing or voice impaired please call: 711. April 5, 12, 2012 86819T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 10-217-CA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., acting by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, in its capacity as Servicer, 345 St. Peter Street 1100 Landmark Towers St. Paul, MN 55102, Plaintiff, vs. JANET G. WHITMORE, THOR E. WHITMORE, and ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiff’s Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOT 15 OF TURTLE BEACH VILLAGE ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGES 36 AND 37 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS AND EXCEPT ANY PART OF SAID LAND LYING WITHIN ANY EASEMENT AS SHOWN ON SAID PLAT. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1708 Leisure Lane, Saint George Island, Florida 32328, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash at Franklin County Court-house, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 beginning at 11:00 a.m. EST, on the 25th day of April 2012. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator’s office not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Timothy D. Padgett, Esq. Timothy D. Padgett, P.A. 2878 Remington Green Circle Tallahassee, FL 32308 (850) 422-2520 Fax: (850) 422-2567 April 5, 12, 2012 86847T IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 19 2011 CC 000045 ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not for profit corporation Plaintiff, vs. EVE DEVANE; HARVEY DEVANE and SUNTRUST BANK, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 27, 2012 and entered in Case No. 19 2011 CC 000045 of the County Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein St. George Plantation Owners Association, Inc. is Plaintiff, and HARVEY DEVANE and EVE DEVANE 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 10th day of July, 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 6, In Block B, of Sea Dune Village, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, at page 21, 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 28th day of March, 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 April 5, 12, 2012 86849T IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 19 2011 CC 000108 ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not for profit corporation Plaintiff, vs. JENNIFER M. KERN, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 27, 2012 and entered in Case No. 19 2011 CC 000108 of the County Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein St. George Plantation Owners Association, Inc. is Plaintiff, and JENNIFER M. KERN is 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 8th day of May, 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 7 of Sea Pine Village, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page(s) 28, 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 28th day of March, 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 April 5, 12, 2012

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, April 5, 2012 The Times | A15 WALK TO THE BEACH318 Woodhill Rd. Carrabelle Beach 2 br, 2 ba, MH on 1 acre private lot. 1 mile inland. $550 per month. Please call 813-546-6987. References required.Text FL01629 to 56654 ApalachicolaSouth Side. Historic House, totally renovated, bay breezes. Approx. 2800sf. $395,000 (850) 653-5853 $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 $5752001 Pontiac Grand Am T otal Price $3,9000% 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!!! Total Down Pmt $7752000 Chevy Suburban 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!!! Total Down Pmt $20002004 Chevy Silverado -X/Cab T otal Price $9,5000% 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!!! Total Down Pmt $9752001 Ford F-150 -X/Cab 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!!! The News Herald offers a competitive bene t package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) plan, vacation and sick leave, and six paid holidays per year. (Part-time positions have 401(k) plan options). ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVESThe News Herald and the News Herald.com continue to expand. We are looking for highly motivated, energetic sales people. This is a unique opportunity to help build sales revenues and be a leading part of a progressive advertising sales team. The Sales Executive will be required to make sales calls, train and offer guidelines regarding pricing and packaging of all digital products and services. The ideal candidate must be a leader and have an innovative approach to client development and an understanding of how companies are using the internet to market their business. You must have a drive to win and a passion for consultative media sales. Available Positions: Territory Sales Representative Digital Sales RepresentativeRequired Skills  Highly motivated and results driven  Creative, conceptual and strategic thinker  Professional and positive manner when working with clients and others  Superior knowledge of Microsoft Of ce (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)  Outstanding record of achievement in current/past positions  Superior professionalism, discretion, and judgment  Strong work ethic and capacity to thrive in a team environment  Effective time management and organization skills  Excellent verbal and written communication skills  Keen attention to detail  The candidate with mobile and Yahoo! experience will have an edge Required Experience To be considered, you must have at least 3 years of sales experience, including 1-3 successful years in the area of outside sales and/or online media including internet ad sales. Experience working with media is preferred. The candidate must be highly analytical with meticulous attention to detail. 4-year college degree in advertising/marketing or equivalent experience. SALES/RETENTION CLERK We are seeking an eager part-time telephone sales clerk to sell and/or retain home delivery and single copy circulation. Essential duties include providing excellent customer service, pleasant telephone voice, and outbound dialing. Quali ed candidates will have general of ce experience, sales experience and computer skills. High School Diploma or equivalent is required and one year of customer service experience. This is a parttime position with hour pay, plus commission and bene ts.CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVEWe are seeking an ambitious part-time Customer Service Representative who will actively answer phones and participate in the everyday work and special projects. This position is the primary link between current and potential subscribers and the newspaper. You will handle general of ce work and maintain subscriber and non-subscriber database. Quali ed candidate will have a High School diploma or equivalent and one year of customer service experience. Candidate should have a basic understanding of of ce machines such as calculator, printers, fax machine, computer and internet skills and able to sit for 8 hour shifts. On time attendance during scheduled time is critical in this role as well as working some holidays and weekend shifts. Come by The News Herald at 501 W. 11th Street for an application or send a resume to resumes@ afreedom.com.Freedom Florida is a Drug-free workplace, EOETO APPLY: The News HeraldCareers 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comwww. rst tness.com/carrabellePROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALSRENTALS3 BR 2BA, UNFURNISHED HOUSE Beautiful Bay View .........................................$800 2 BR MOBILE HOME UNFURNISHED Country, Private ..............................................$600 1 BR FURNISHED CONDO Nice, Includes Utilities.....................................$910 1 BR RIVER CONDO, BOAT SLIP 3 Night Minimum ..........................$105 Plus Daily 3 BR 1 BA, FURNISHED HOUSE Monthly Rate, Carrabelle ................................$850 1 BR 1BA, UNFURNISHED APT Lanark, Remodeled, Inc Water .......................$475 2 BR 1BA UNFURNISHED APT Lanark ............................................................$450 1 BR, SUN ROOM/DAY BED Furnished, Lanark, Inc Utilities ......................$650 OFFICE SPACE Hwy 98 Frontage, Carrabelle .....$550 Plus Utilities 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 & wknd rental w/deposit Pets-will consider. Non smoking. 850-212-2063 Text FL03912 to 56654 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, Ground floor, Satellite. 12’ x 50’ Deck. Only $250 per week. Call: 850-653-5114 1 BRCottageH/AC in Apalachicola, FL. 850-643-7740. Apalachicola3 br, 2 ba house for rent, CH&A, W/D, D/W, $800 First and Last. Brenda 850-227-5380; Gilbert 201-895-4255 Eastpointe-Carrabelle 1bd, 800sf, W/D, stone FP & central AC. $220 bi-weekly; or $440/mo. $200/mo covers all utilities, elec, water, Sat TV & gas. Secluded, 1/2 mi. from beach. 6 mo lease. 1st & security 954-816-7004 South of Hwy 98, 3bd, 1.5ba, $850/mo. 1st & last + dep. Call 850899-8401 or 653-8401 Text FL02133 to 56654 St. George Island-2 br, 1 ba, Canal view. All utilities incl. 6 mo to 1 yr lse. $1125 mo + $500 dep. Call 850-653-5441 Seeking mature quiet female, furn, w/laundry, bathrm. Kitchen Pvlgs no smokers/ pets Ref. + dep $375 mo + util. 850-653-8664 lv msg. Furnished Loft Apt, in historic district. Cbl/wtr incl 1100sf high ceilings, Private entrance and deck. No smkg/ pets. $750 mo. + $750 dep. 850-653-3838 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. 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. Park your car in Classified and see it take off in the fast lane! Logistics/TransportNow HiringCaptains and MatesRetail help needed. Commission based, flexible schedule, part time. Shipwright Wood Boat builder with experience. Call (850) 274-1321 or send email augusta.west@ammfl.org. Web ID#: 34201917 AIRLINE CAREERS BEGIN HERE – Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech – FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified. Housing available. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-206-9405 Medical/HealthWeems MemorialIs now hiring for the following positions: Dietary Aide EMT Med Tech Lab Tech RN Applications are available at:www weemsmemorial.com &may be submitted to Ginny Griner, WMH HR Director, ggriner@ weemsmemorial.com By mail to: PO Box 580, Apalachicola, FL 32320, or FAXED to(850)-653-1879 Web ID 34203836 Medical/HealthMedical Asst, CNA,Or someone with medical experience for busy doctor’s office in Apalachicola. Send resume to: CIMG, 155 Ave E, Apalachicola, FL 32320 or email resumemelanieshiver@yahoo.comWeb ID#: 34203169 Text FL03169 to 56654 Food Svs/Hospitality The Port Inn & Mainstay Suites are now accepting applicationsPT Desk Service Agent FT Room Attendant PT Breakfast AttendantWeekends and holidays are required. Dependability is a must! If you have an eye for detail and a passion for service, we want you! Please apply in person at the address below: Make beds, make friends, make money! Inquire about benefits package. EOE, DFWP The Port Inn 501 Monument Ave, PSJ 32456 Food Svs/HospitalityWanted!!!Part time Housekeeper Wanted to join us at the Gibson Inn. Good attitude, references required. Apply in person at Gibson Inn team. 51 Avenue C HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESAccepting Applications *Full-time reservationist w/great benefits. *Part-time seasonal housecleaning inspectors. Both positions require weekend work. Apply in person 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island Install/Maint/Repair Part Time position available forGeneral Maint/Techposition for 32 Unit apt complex in Carabelle. Must have own tools and pass background & drug test. General knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, and electrical req. Painting a plus. Apply at 807 Grey Ave. #33, Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri. 8-5pm. Or call 697-2017 EOE/DFWP Food Svs/Hospitality*Servers *Cooks Dishwashers *Bartenders *BussersBLUE PARROT Now HIRINGPlease apply in person between 9a-5pm 7 days a week@ Blue Parrot St. George’s Island Food Svs/HospitalityPapa Joe’s Oyster Bar & GrillNow HiringAll Positions!!! Apply in person only Business/MgmtNOTICE OF POSITIONThe Apalachicola Bay and River Keeper, Inc. d/b/a the Apalachicola Riverkeeper, a Florida nonprofit corporation and 501(c)(3) public charity, is seeking a Deputy Director to assist the Executive Director in all aspects of organization development and operations as needed. Successful candidates will be highly organized and motivated and have a strong track record in nonprofit fundraising, business and staff management, organizational development and administration. An ability to deal with and prioritize an abundance of tasks and a strong, but balanced environmental/conservation ethic is necessary. The Apalachicola Riverkeeper’s mission is to provide stewardship and advocacy for the protection of the Apalachicola River and Bay, its tributaries and watersheds, in order to improve and maintain its environmental integrity, and to preserve its natural, scenic, recreational and commercial fishing character. The Apalachicola Riverkeeper was established in 1999, is licensed by the Waterkeeper Alliance, and is one of over 200 WaterKeeper organizations worldwide. The Apalachicola Riverkeeper’s financial support comes from individual and business donors, private foundations, and government grants. The work of the Apalachicola Riverkeeper is accomplished by three staff members, independent contractors including attorneys and technical experts, and dedicated volunteers. The Apalachicola Riverkeeper will fill this position by May 15, 2012. The position is part-time with an expectation of growth to full time by the later part of 2012. Compensation: competitive with health care insurance available. AR provides opportunities to applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or military status. Please review the Job Description at http://www.apalachicolariverkeeper.org/deputy_director0.aspx. Send qualifications and letter of interest by no later than 1 May 2012 to: riverkeeper@apalachicolariverkeeper.org or by mail to Apalachicola Riverkeeper, Box 8, Apalachicola, FL 32329. All responses should be clearly marked “Application for Deputy Director”. Web ID#: 34203085 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. FRANKLIN COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT, LANDFILL and COURTHOUSE AUCTION Date: April 26, 2012 Starting Time: 10:00 AM Contact Person: Hubert W. Chipman Location: Road Department 376 State Road 65 Eastpoint, FL 32328 Contact Number: Phone:(850) 670-8640 Auction will be for Trucks, Equipment and Some Office Equipment. They can be seen before auction at the Road Department Sweatmore Strawberry RanchOPEN MAR 22nd 8AM Weather Permitting Mon-Sat 8am-7pm Sunday 8am-5pm 850-722-4819 Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. 747-5020 Classified Advertising works hard ...filling the employment needs of area business firms, helping people to meet their prospective employers, helping people buy and sell all kinds of goods and services, and much more! Nothing works harder than the Classifieds! 747-5020

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Local A16 | The Times Thursday, April 5, 2012 Real Estate Picks 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 Uta Hardy Broker Associate Jeff Galloway Real Estate Cell: 850.323.0888 / Ofc.: 850.927.2596 uhardy@gtcom.net MLS 243756, BR/2BA Cottage close to downtown; new kitchen and baths, new Hardie-board siding and nicely landscaped. Asking price $189,000. To find out more about Sadies Cottage contact Uta Hardy with Jeff Galloway Real Estate, 850-323-0888 Mary Seymour Jeff Galloway Real Estate Cell: 850.728.8578 / Ofc.: 850.927.2596 mary@beachbyjeff.com MLS 244682 Price Reduced!! $152,000 138 5th Street Apalachicola Northside Mary Seymour, Jeff Galloway Real Estate 850 728-8578 Uta Hardy Broker Associate Jeff Galloway Real Estate Cell: 850.323.0888 / Ofc.: 850.927.2596 uhardy@gtcom.net MLS 245429 Perfect custom-built home in the Plantation on St. George Island! One-level living with separate areas for guests and office, Pine floors, Cypress walls and built in shelves, Pella/ double windows blinds inside, Elevator! Beachside with gorgeous Bay views. Asking price $479,000 Contact Uta Hardy, Jeff Galloway Real Estate, 850-323-0888 John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.com MLS#245368 $399,000 St. George Island OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS master bedroom & an extra deck at ground level make this Boardwalk Cottage unique, Brick paver driveway, Conveniently located near Lighthouse Park, shops, restaurants, and Bike Path, Short Sale, East Gorrie Dr. BEST BUY! John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.com MLS#245369 $999,000 St. George Island PLANTATION BEACHFRONT 5 BR, 5 BA home across the street from the new Plantation GET YOUR AD IN 653-8868 Trades & Services 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 & 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 NO JOB TOO BIG PLEASE CALL JOE @ 850-670-5478 joes_lawn@yahoo.com JOES LAWN CARE J.J.s Tree Service, LLC Stump Grinder Licensed & Insured Call John : (850) 899-8432 ROBERTS APPLIANCE REPAIR ALL MAJOR BRANDS 18 Shadow Lane Apalachicola, FL 32320 Phone: (850) 653-8122 Cell: (850) 653-7654 Trades & Services Special to the Times Apalachicolas Gibson Inn will again be the site for people looking to sell buy precious metals, jewelry, historical artifacts, antiques and other collectibles. Ohio Valley Gold & Silver Events will be at the hotel, at 51 Ave. C in Apalachicola, from Tuesday through Sunday, April 10-15, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends until 4 p.m. Gold and silver markets have not been this strong for over 30 years, said company spokesman, Dennis Kouts. There was buried treasure in the backyard just waiting to be dug up and the family knew it, said Colleen Rivera, a show manager, in recounting one of many stories surrounding the events held by the Spring eld, Ill.-based company. So one day the granddaughter decided to excavate what her grandmother, an escapee from an oppressive Russian tsarist rule, put in the dirt years ago. Turns out it was $57,000 worth of Russian gold rubles, Rivera said. When someone brings in an item, the Ohio Valley experts evaluate it based on rarity, collectability, condition and market value, and then make an offer which, if accepted, means writing a check, sending that person home with some extra cash. Our job is to nd buyers for items. Were the middle man. We try to nd someone in that market interested, said Jeramy Weese, also a show manager for the company. Weese said when an individual brings in an item, the buyers will enter details into their online system which connects with more than 10,000 collectors. Items can range from coin collections to vintage guitars and everything in between. If we can get someone to generate an offer, they agree to the terms and we give them a check on the spot. However, if more than one collector is interested, the offer can go higher, said Weese. David Ford, a buyer for the company, said he enjoys traveling to different towns each week and nding new and interesting items. A few weeks back he had a woman come in with a coin she bought the night before for a $1 from the casino where she worked. She walked out that morning with a check for $50. She joked that this was the quickest $49 dollars she ever made, Ford said. A few recent nds for collectors have included a rare gold coin collection purchased for $107,000 and a letter written by George Washington to the doctor of his wife expressing his disdain toward the doctors actions regarding her treatment. Also at a recent show in Ohio, a local resident brought in a letter from Abraham Lincoln that she thought was a fake for over 15 years and walked out $25,000 richer after nding out it was an authentic letter. Admission is free to the event. For more questions, call (217) 726-7590. Gibson hosts gold and silver event next week



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Thursday, April 5, 2012 xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM VOL. 126 ISSUE 49Phone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8036 Circulation: 800-345-8688Law Enforcement . . . A3 Society . . . . . . A8 Faith . . . . . . . A9 Outdoors . . . . . A10 Tide Chart . . . . A10 Sports . . . . . . A11 Classi eds . . . A13-A15 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 Court: Chanticleer must y the coopBy LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com The county court has cried fowl in the case of a chatty chicken. On Monday morning, Mary Day McGee, who resides on 16th Street, appeared before County Judge Van Russell to appeal a $25 ne issued by county animal control of cers. The appearance was the latest chapter in an ongoing dispute with neighbors Faye Johnson and Lisa Dean Hooker over Chanticleer, a rooster belonging to McGees 11-yearold son, Davis. The roosters disposition has become a cause clbre around town. Chanticleer was scheduled to make a guest appearance at 49 Palmetto Gallery for the second Saturday celebration in early March, but McGee said the photo op was cancelled when the gallery discovered their insurance would not allow a chicken in the building. He did make a public appearance at Gardens Inc. the same weekend. McGee said a wanted poster featuring Chanticleer is now on sale at 49 Palmetto to raise money for the Franklin County Humane Society. Johnson and Hooker maintain Chanticleer is a noisy LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesThe disposition of Chanticleer the rooster has become a cause clbre around town.Neighbors squawk over rowdy rooster on 16th StreetSee ROOSTER A6 Putnal seeks re-election to county commissionSpecial to the TimesBevin Putnal has led his letter of intent to seek re-election to the of ce of county commissioner for District 5. Putnal, 70, 809 First Street West, Carrabelle, led as a Democrat. He now is legally entitled to begin the process of getting petitions signed, with signatures due to the Supervisor of Elections of ce by May 7. Putnals name would then appear on the Aug. 14 primary ballot, provided he of cially quali es during the June 4 to 8 qualifying period. In the event that only Democrats le for this ofce, or any of the county of ces, Republicans and those without party af liation would be able to vote in any race that has candidates from only one political party, known as a universal race. The following is a statement issued by the candidate: Friends and voters of District 5, I have worked hard for the people of Franklin County. With your vote, I can stand by you and do what is best for our county. I have kept my word in the past, and will continue to do so when it comes to the betterment of our county for all the people through the dif cult decisions that come before our Board of County Commissioners. I keep an optimistic outlook on positive growth and question its impact from every possible angle before I render my vote. This is because I, too, call this fragile piece of Gods greatest work home. I have always been in favor of clean industrial improvements for the long-term well-being of the BEVIN PUTNAL ELECTION 2012 See PUTNAL A5Scott opts against Vander Plaats reappointmentBy DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced last week he had appointed two Tallahassee attorneys to ll vacancies on the Alligator Point Water Resources District board. In naming Emmett Bucky Mitchell IV, 49, with the Coates Law Firm, and Harry Chip Morrison, 57, general counsel for the Florida League of Cities Inc., Scott opted against re-appointing a two-term volunteer and trained mechanical engineer who had received letters of support from the Alligator Point Taxpayers Association and at least one other homeowner. Scott passed over Thomas Vander Plaats, 65, who had served on the board since 2002, including several years as its chairman. Mitchell succeeds Rand Edelstein, who did not re-apply for another term on the board. Mitchell is appointed for a term beginning March 27 and ending June 5, 2015. Morrison succeeds Vander Plaats, but his term lasts only until June 5, 2013. Both of Scotts appointments came about two years after the terms had expired, during which time both Edelstein and Vander Plaats had continued to serve. With the transition from former governor Charlie Crist to Scott, several gubernatorial appointments remained incomplete, not unusual in Florida state government. Both Mitchell and Vander Plaats had received the unanimous support of APTA. The taxpayers association wrote two letters of support for Vander Plaats, in 2010 and 2011, and one letter for Mitchell, in 2011. James Apthorp also wrote a letter of support for Mitchell and Vander Plaats, in 2010. Under the leadership of Mr. Vander Plaats, residents have consistently received a high level of quality water supply, and prompt service, wrote APTA President Samuel Rogers, Sr. in 2010. The record will clearly re ect the (Alligator Point Water Resource District) is nancially sound, and wellmanaged by a professional staff. Allen Feifer, active with APTA, said Edelstein, a part-time Alligator Point resident who works for a water authority in Cape Coral, will be sorely missed, particularly since he had done permitting work for the district at no charge. But, Feifer noted, traveling up for board meetings had become more cumbersome for Edelstein, the boards most recent chairman, and he had not sought reappointment. Feifer called Vander Plaats a wonderful individual that is totally sel ess. Tom has been a bulwark of the district. I remember the rst FCI HOSTS RECEPTION FOR LOCAL LEADERSDAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesFlorida Department of Corrections Deputy Secretary Michael Crews, left, talks with State Senator Bill Montford, right, and State Representative Leonard Bembry.Prison pushes community involvementBy DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The Franklin Correctional Institution had a barbecue for local leaders last week, with a heads-up mixed in with the hospitality. The message was clear at last Thursday evenings chicken dinner in the prisons training room, put on by an assortment of staffers who did everything from cook to serve to speak to clean off the tables. Communities that become involved with their institutions, that make the most of volunteer opportunities to reach out, as INMATE WORK SQUAD HOURSBay City Work Camp Value Added Savings Franklin Main Unit Value Added Savings January 9,638 $164,906 2,184 $37,368 February 9,751 $166,840 2,380 $40,722 March 10,591 $181,212 2,632 $45,034 April 10,039 $171,767 2,800 $47,908 May 10,804 $184,856 2,604 $44,554 June 11,420 $195,396 2,940 $50,303 July 9,286 $158,883 1,834 $31,380 August 10,763 $184,155 2,737 $46,830 September 9,095 $155,615 1,946 $33,296 October 10,949 $187,337 1,883 $32,218 November 8,630 $147,659 1,451 $24,827 December 6,886 $117,819 1,548 $26,486 TOTAL 117,852 $2,016,447 26,939 $460,926 See PRISON A5 See SCOTT A6Sheriff plans noon egg hunt Saturday The Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce will host the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7, at noon on the eld adjacent to the Sheriffs Of ce on U.S. Highway 65. All kids are invited to enjoy egg hunting. The sheriffs of ce will grill hot dogs free of charge. Methodists host 2 p.m. Saturday egg hunt The Apalachicola/St. George Island Methodist Church Cooperative Parish will host a community-wide Easter Egg hunt at Lafayette Park, this Saturday, April 7 from 2-4 p.m. For more info, call Samantha Cannon at 927-2088. Legion plans for Saturdays Tonyas Hope The American Legion Post 82, on Oak Street in Lanark Village, is proud to host the sixth annual Tonyas Hope Day on Saturday April 7. Tonyas Hope, a fundraiser to relieve some of the nancial stress of everyday expenses for those being treated for cancer, will be at the Lanark Village Post starting out at 9 a.m. There will be a pig roast, live entertainment, auction, huge yard sale, a short memorial and praise service at noon and a raf e drawing. Carrabelle Speedfest to roll April 21 Rain forced the cancellation of last months Seed Festival but organizer Blake Hutchison said engines will roar on Saturday, April 21. He said he believes in safety rst and when rain was predicted, he postponed he event. He said 60 cars were registered to participate, double the number attending last years October Speedfest. He said about 15 of the drivers were repeat entries. The festival carries $2 million in accident insurance and has received the approval of the Carrabelle city commission. Apalachicola classic boat show April 21 Apalachicola will host the 14th annual Apalachicola Antique and Classic Boat Show Friday and Saturday, April 20-21. Friday will be a boat building demonstration and the 1877 Governor Stone gaff rigged schooner on display at the city dock. Saturday, antique boats, classic and traditional vessels, workboats, and berglass and aluminum classics will be on display throughout the day. At 6 p.m. there will be a dinner and lecture. Reservations required. Call 653-9419 or email info@ apalachicolabay.org.

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LocalA2 | The Times Thursday, April 5, 2012 CLEAN C UTSLawn Care ServiceResidential CommercialServices:* Pressure Washing Palm Tree Trimming Landscape DesignCarlos Castillo 850-624-8018 Chris Grin 850-323-1442 CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE Gun ShowApril14th & 15th Panama City Panama City Fairgrounds Fairgrounds2075341Sat 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 By JOAN MATEYSpecial to the Times Im one of those lucky people who has a very interesting job and wonderful people to work for. As curator and event planner for the Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle, its my mission to seek out anything original to the 1895 site. For the past few years, I have been in earnest pursuit of our original Fresnel lens, but was unfortunately turned down by the U.S. Coast Guard, which keeps the lens in its district of ce in New Orleans. We hope they one day will change their minds and allow our museum to display it in our Keepers House Museum. However, we did get lucky with another important historical structure that had long been forgotten. While chatting with local Realtor Shaun Donahoe one day, he mentioned that some of the lighthouse stations old outbuildings were on property about three miles west of the lighthouse. I was aware that in 1963 the Sink family purchased the two keepers houses from the Coast Guard. Ever since the lighthouse was automated, with a machine doing all the work, there no longer was a need for the old romantic profession of lighthouse keeper. I knew Mr. Sink had moved the keepers houses; one of them was later destroyed in a re, and the other was still owned and occupied. But I had forgotten about those important little buildings that were essential to the lighthouse station, which was run much like a military facility. Amongst the lighthouses historic papers were plans for the construction of the Crooked River Light Station drawn up in 1893 for the United States Light House Service. (The USLS was the rst agency in charge of Americas lighthouses, until the Coast Guard took them over in 1939.) Listed were various outbuildings, all with unique dimensions, making it easy to determine which was which. The 10by 15by 16-foot structure was listed as the Wash House, where, in the 1890s, the time-consuming task of doing laundry was done weekly in large wooden tubs with paddles and washboards. They often were used as bathhouses as well. After some exploration along U.S. Highway 98, I spotted the old structure in the woods next to a small trailer. The lot appeared to be one of those Florida getaways for someone, a snowbird probably, but not a frequent visitor. So there was our 117-year-old wash house, just sitting in the pines, no one really knowing its signi cance to our local maritime history. Many phone calls later, the property owner was reached in Michigan. After a bit of explaining (You mean Dads old shack was part of the 1895 lighthouse station?), an agreement was made to swap the old shed for a new shed. After obtaining this approval, the Carrabelle Lighthouse Association, with Lesley Cox as its current president, gave me the go-ahead to pursue a grant from the Florida Lighthouse Association. The FLA channels funds from private donors and sales of Floridas vanity license plate, Visit Our Lights, to various lighthouse preservation projects around the state. Carrabelle Lighthouse Association received funding for the moving and restoration of our historic outbuilding. So with generosity, cooperation and funding, the return of this small but signi cant historic structure to its place of origin was achieved. On Monday, the almost legendary Ducky Johnson House Moving Company took on the task of moving the little building from the spot it had been in for the past 49 years, back to a place where it had been for its rst 68 years. Watching the process of picking up a house is amazing, and the expert crew performed some very delicate maneuvers with really heavy-duty equipment. Construction consultant Chester Reese was impressed with how structurally sound the old shed is, seeing no bug damage at all under the cypress oor. After much jockeying and lifting and dodging of tree limbs, the Johnson crew had the wash house out on the highway. Fortunately we didnt have very far to go and encountered only a few low-hanging utility wires. Equal care went into its placement back home with preparation in place from G & H Concrete. The lighthouse association and the city of Carrabelle are extremely grateful to all the professionals mentioned here, for such a successful accomplishment. Next phase is the restoration. Interpretation of its original use certainly will be a part of that. But ultimately I have bigger plans for the little building that will include a unique audio-visual experience. Stay tuned, and come visit. Crooked River Lighthouse is open from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. For more information, visit www.crookedriver lighthouse.org or call 697-2732. Joan Matey is curator for the Crooked River Lighthouse.Special to The TimesThe Florida Panhandle Lighthouse Challenge, to be held April 2122, will celebrate the ve lighthouses in Northwest Florida: Cape St. George Light, Crooked River Lighthouse, St. Marks Lighthouse, Cape San Blas Lighthouse and Pensacola Lighthouse. The Lighthouse Challenge will bring lighthouse enthusiasts from all over the country to meet the challenge of visiting the ve historic lighthouses. For the price of a Challenge ticket, participants will be able to climb a total of more than 500 steps into the maritime history of the Florida Panhandle. Climb 131 stairs to the top of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse and take in panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and St. Joe Bay. Make the trek up 92 wooden stairs and an eight-rung ladder into the lantern room of the Cape St. George Light, for spectacular views of the Gulf and the bridge to the island over beautiful Apalachicola Bay. Climb 138 stairs up the Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle to the open-air gallery offering breath-taking vistas of the wooded area around the lighthouse and the Gulf beyond. The St. Marks Lighthouse, which reaches 82 feet over Apalachee Bay, will not be open for climbing, but Challenge participants will be able to enter the base of the lighthouse and visit the Keepers House. New to the Lighthouse Challenge in 2012 is the Pensacola Lighthouse. For a real challenge, climb 177 stairs to the top of the distinctive black and white tower to see the magni cent rst order Fresnel lens and views of Pensacola Bay and the Naval Air Station. The Florida Panhandle Lighthouse Challenge, timed to commemorate Florida Lighthouse Day on April 21, is intended to raise awareness about northwest Floridas lighthouses and encourage support for the efforts to preserve these historic structures. Visitors to the ve lighthouses during the two-day event will receive a complimentary commemorative souvenir at each lighthouse, with a sixth souvenir and a Florida Lighthouse Association Completion Certi cate awarded to participants who visit all ve. Challenge tickets will be available at any of the participating lighthouses on the days of the event. Tickets cost $10 per person, and you must be at least 44 inches tall to participate. Each admission price includes one commemorative tote bag (while supplies last) and one raf e ticket, and entitles participants to visit the ve lighthouses at no charge. There is an additional entry fee at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Hours for the Challenge are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Florida Panhandle Lighthouse Challenge is supported in part by grants from the Franklin County Tourist Development Council, the Gulf County Tourist Development Council, the Pensacola Bay Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Florida Lighthouse Association. For more information, visit www. panhandlelighthousechallenge.com or call Terry Kemp at 927-2000.Lighthouse Challenge comes to Florida Panhandle Historic wash house returns to Crooked River WANT TO GO?Dont miss the Crooked River Lighthouses next big event, the Full Moon Tower Tours & Moonlit Maritime Movies this Friday April 6. A free outdoor movie: Lighthouses of the Gulf Coast will be shown, a beautiful documentary from WSRE Pensacola Public TV, beginning at dark. For a $10 donation, climbers can get 103 feet closer to the full moon and enjoy a delicious treat from pastry chef Sally Crown. (You can just attend the free movie if dont wish to climb) JOAN MATEY | Special to the TimesDucky Johnsons crew lifts the wash house on to the trailer.

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Enjoy the community rental home with repeats! New deck just MLS# 246740$429,000 BAY V IE W HOME ST. NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! NEWLOW PRICE! Weems Hospital would like to recognize and celebrate their Doctors on staff.NATIONAL their Doctors on staff. Weems Hospital would like to recognize and celebrate FRIDAY, MARCH 30TH, 2012 Shezad Sanaullah, MD Patrick Conrad, MD Eugene Charbonneau, DO Stephen Miniat, MD Tamara Marsh, DPM Helen Nitsios, MD James Stockwell, MD Paul D. Hart, MD Garrett H. Chumney, MD Nathanael Hawkins, MD F. Josef Plum, MD Joda G. Lynn, MD Timothy Adamcryk, MD Vincent Ivers, MD David E. Pierce, DO David F. Edwards, MD Steven Saul, MD David F. Edwards, MD Steven Saul, MD David F. Edwards, MD Steven Saul, MD Weems Medical Center East 110 NE 5 TH STREET, CARRABELLE, FL 850-697-2345 F. Josef Plum, MD Joda G. Lynn, MD Timothy Adamcryk, MD Vincent Ivers, MD David E. Pierce, DO David F. Edwards, MD Vincent Ivers, MD David E. Pierce, DO David F. 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Arrests in this report were made by of cers from the Carrabelle Police Department (APD) and the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce (FCSO). All defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.March 27Nolle E. King, 22, Tallahassee, violation of probation (FCSO) Christopher R. Grif n, 25, Apalachicola, battery (FCSO) Troy G. Avera, 64, Monticello, boating under the in uence (FWC) Thomas Daniel, 41. St. George Island, battery (FCSO) Shelton D. Hutchins, 29, Port St. Joe, two counts of sale or possession of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a church, and violation of probation (FCSO)March 29Thomas E. Cooper, 22, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FHP)March 30Robert Z. Thompson, 29, Eastpoint, traf cking in a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence (FCSO) Christopher L. Russell, 27, Eastpoint, possession of a controlled substance, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, and possession of paraphernalia (FCSO)March 31Jeffery D. Nowling, 22, Eastpoint, disorderly intoxication (FCSO) Vedell M. Bunyon, 39, Apalachicola, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis and possession of paraphernalia (FCSO)April 1Natalie A. Shef eld, 22, Tallahassee, DUI, refusal to submit to breath test and resisting of cer without violence (FCSO)April 2Thomas A. Gorski, 52, Eastpoint, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis (FCSO) George S. Branch, 41, Eastpoint, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, and possession of a controlled substance (FCSO) Charlotte I. Byrum, 52, Apalachicola, Alachua County violation of probation (FCSO) Sedric D. Jones, 30, Apalachicola, violation of probation (FCSO)By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com On March 20, county commissioners entered into a serious dialogue with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission about installing a public ring range in Eastpoint. Bill Cline, section leader of the FWCs Hunter Safety Program, appeared at the meeting, outlining how the county approached FWC about a ring range about two years ago. Cline said FWC since then has been in discussions with several agencies and has identi ed a parcel of land the school district owns next to the county jail that would be suitable for a shooting park. Cline said the parcel is well located for easy maintenance, has electricity for security cameras and lighting, is easily accessible and would allow ranges to be arranged so shooting could be directed safely away from roads and buildings. Commission Chair Pinki Jackel said a location used as an informal ring range has generated complaints from both the sheriffs of ce and the countys animal shelter. The sheriffs of ce has expressed concern the range is next to the inmate barrier fence at the jail. The Franklin County Humane Society has complained the noise from the range disturbs animals and makes calming and socialization more dif cult. Humane society staffers have cited instances when shells have landed on the roof of the shelter and vehicles headed to and from the range have sped through the shelter grounds. Cline said the facility he proposes would have two trap elds for shotguns, bays for pistol practice, 50 and 100-yard ranges, a training classroom and a central parking lot. He said the classroom could house certi cation training to get a hunting license; sheriff deputy training, classes for organizations such as 4H Club and other activities. He said the county school district had expressed interest in using the facility to train students in a proposed Junior ROTC program. Implementing this project will take cooperation from adjacent landowners to create a cone of safety, Cline said. We have some funds available but its not enough to fund the whole thing. For now, FWC is asking the county for a letter of support for the shooting park and a point person to liaise with Cline. Commissioners voted unanimously to send the letter and appointed County Planner Alan Pierce as the liaison. Commissioner Bevin Putnal said he believed the park would be a boon to hunter safety. This is something Ive fought for, for a long, long time, he said. Everybody needs to shoot their gun before they go hunting and its dangerous because theyre shooting right dont the road and everything else. He also pointed out that, A lot of people just enjoy shooting. Jackel said she also supported the project for economic reasons, and hoped building the park could bring competition shooting to the county. The parks like this Ive read about make money, she said. Theyre pro t centers. Commissioner Cheryl Sanders also voiced her support. Were rural Florida. We hunt. We sh. We use guns, she said. Arrest REPORT County eyes public ring range BILL CLINE

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Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 Formerly The Apalachicola TimesThursday, April 5, 2012With the end of the 2012 regular session of the Florida Legislature on March 9, State Representative Leonard Bembry has completed his last days in the House chamber. After two terms, he has announced he is not seeking reelection to the seat he was rst elected in 2008. I am proud of my time here and all I have been able to accomplish this year for the people of North Florida, said Bembry. Highest on that list has to be keeping the Jefferson County prison open. Jefferson Correctional Institute, or JCI, became one of the most discussed issues at the State Capitol this year when Governor Rick Scotts cabinet Secretary announced plans to close seven prisons and four work camps across the state as part of his privatization plans. The news caught the communities affected by surprise and a coalition of county ofcials, legislators, and local leaders worked together to keep the Jefferson County facility open. Legislative efforts by Bembry and several other members of the legislature ensured funding in the state budget to keep JCI operating. Notable to small business owners, this year the Legislature passed tax relief that doubles Floridas income tax exemption from $25,000 to $50,000 and encourages the growth of reliable industry jobs. I went to Tallahassee this year with the intention of doing all I could to boost our economy. Bembry said. I was proud to support measures that improved the business climate and provides for the creation of jobs. Bembry authored legislation that allows property owners to open their land up to charities and non-prots in order for them to introduce young Floridians to the outdoors. The measure, supported by groups such as the Florida Wildlife Commission and the National Rie Association, passed both the House and Senate without opposition. I was fortunate enough to grow up in the country and experience the beauty of rural Florida, but not every child is so lucky, Bembry said. Now landowners can allow school groups or charitable groups to bring kids to their farms or ranches without fearing the tremendous liability costs that had existed in the past. Bembrys bill eliminating duplicate inspections of affordable housing communities for seniors by state and federal governments also passed the Legislature. Support from public interests and state regulators were reected in the unanimous vote of both sides of the political aisle. This bi-partisan legislation makes common sense. We will reduce the public cost by not duplicating what the federal government is already doing. It is important we use every opportunity to reduce the cost of government to Floridians. I am grateful to my fellow members for their support of this important legislation, said Bembry. These measures now await the signature of Governor Scott in order to become law. Bembry, a farmer from Greenville, said not everything was positive about the year, noting that partisanship was at an all-time high, and public education seemed to come under attack. I couldnt believe anyone would vote to increase tuition in times like these and I did all I could to defeat it, said Bembry, referring to a measure that will see signicant tuition hikes at the states largest public universities. One piece of legislation adversely affects county government and the method by which Medicaid funds are reimbursed from state government. I spoke with county ofcials across North Florida who were upset by the move, said Bembry. Many of them didnt know how they would handle the new costs without laying off staff and cuts to services. Bembry also opposed the so-called parent trigger bills that came through the Legislature this year. That idea may sound good but its a huge issue. he said, Taking taxpayer funds and turning them over to out-ofstate, for-prot corporations isnt going to be in the best interest of our kids. I understand the frustration of parents with failing schools, but handing control over to someone who wants to make money off of the problem isnt the answer. Political posturing and gamesmanship also drew Bembrys ire. This was the most partisan session Ive seen in my time at the Capitol, he said. There are still folks hurting from this recession, but too many in the Legislature were focused on winning elections, not getting things done. Bembrys staff said he has been widely recognized as the most independent member of the Florida House of Representatives, often working with members of both the majority and minority parties to pass or amend laws that benet the people he represents. With the Florida Supreme Court rejection of the new state senate districts passed earlier in the year, the Legislature reconvened for a brief special session at the end of last month.State rep reects on 2012 legislative sessionSpecial to the TimesStatewide standards for the tattoo industry are beginning to take effect in Florida, thanks to legislation passed by State Senator Eleanor Sobel (DHollywood) in 2010. Starting on Jan. 1, 2012, tattoo artists will have six months to obtain a license, which requires mandatory testing, hygiene standards, and instruction in the prevention of communicable diseases. The bill also allows for state inspection of tattoo parlors and provides that licenses must be renewed yearly. The Florida Professional Tattoo Artist Guild worked with legislators to pass the law because the professionals wanted to distinguish themselves as upstanding artists from y-by-night types, which may engage in less than reputable practices. The measure also makes it illegal to tattoo anyone under 16 years old and greatly increases the standards needed for a child under 18 to get a tattoo. In those cases, a parent or legal guardian would need to be physically present and produce government issued photo identication, proof that he/she is a parent or legal guardian, and written notarized consent for the tattooing of their teen. I am happy to see this law take effect. Not only is it an important protection for the consumer, but it also raises all tattoo artists to a unied best practices standard, something those in the industry desired. Professional artists can show this license in order to set themselves apart, said Sobel. Prior to passing this law, Florida was one of only three states in which the tattoo industry was unregulated. The measure specically targets scratchers, people who purchase tattooing equipment on the internet and give dangerous and damaging tattoos at cut-rate prices. Many legitimate tattoo artists do their best to cover or repair the scarring work done by scratchers, who also expose consumers to communicable diseases such as HIV and hepatitis by reusing tattoo needles. Getting a tattoo is a personal choice, but people should not have to choose between professional reputable tattoo artists and those who may have less than safe hygienic practices, Sobel added. Floridas new tattoo licenses should give some peace of mind to people, telling them that a licensed artist is a committed professional well versed in safety. I am proud to have worked with tattoo artist to create statewide rules.New tattoo regulations go into effectBy Caty GreeneSpecial to the Times When Apalachicola High School relocated to the new consolidated school site, they weeded their library collection furiously, I guess, because a roomful of books has been waiting there for a couple of years now, to be appraised and nd new homes. Butch Foust, president of the PALS library support group and your Apalachicola librarian rolled up our sleeves earlier this week and started sorting through the collection, with the hope of nding books for our May 5 Book Sale. And we found plenty. I am never one to throw away a book, unless it is too damaged or dirty (and then it still might go in the free box outside the library). We were delighted to nd many books in very serviceable condition, ranging from popular mass market format young reader titles, to classics to real gems. Butch was setting aside the World War II books, and I found several Florida books that I have to make sure the library owns. There were classics for adults, biographies, books about Indians, and sport books -everything imaginable. Some will be set aside for review to add to the librarys collection but most will be for sale with prices ranging from 10 cents to maybe $1. If you have kids who read a lot, this could be a great way to grow their library. If you have reluctant readers, some of these could be secretly placed on a shelf where they might just have to look at them. Our current plan is to have four tables: adult ction, adult non-ction, junior books and there will be a table with older, more valuable titles which have been collecting in my ofce. Prices for the latter will be based on research on Alibris where you can nd rare and outof-print books. Prices will represent 50 percent or less of the minimum from the site. You might get a real nd! As usual, we are recruiting volunteers. Hopefully the books will be delivered on Thursday by the inmates and setup will happen Friday, weather permitting. Volunteers will get rst dibs on their choices, PALS members could also shop early, depending on our setup schedule, either Friday around 4:30 p.m., before the Tour of Homes Evensong Service at 5:30 p.m., or 9 a.m. on Saturday. So, consider giving us an hour or two, and we will all have fun. Remember, the Book Drive will be going on until the end of the month, so consider donating some well-read and beloved volumes, if you can bear to part with them. The funds go to support your librarys activities. Caty Greene is the librarian for the Apalachicola Municipal Library. To reach her, call 653-8436.Want to grow your childs library, or your own? On March 9, the 2012 legislative session concluded. Unfortunately, no legislation passed addressing the protection against arbitrary evictions for residents living in assisted living facilities (ALFs). The need for legislation is apparent the Governors Assisted Living Facility Workgroup recommended enacting eviction protections for residents of ALFs, and several legislators proposed bills that included additional protections for ALF residents from arbitrary evictions. However, lack of protections for ALF residents remains a reality. Why are additional laws necessary? Florida law currently allows an ALF administrator to relocate or terminate a resident from an ALF for almost any reason, as long as the administrator provides the resident with 45 days notice and documents the reason. Florida ALF residents, numbering almost 80,000 cannot challenge their eviction in court even though they rent a unit just like an apartment dweller. Although many residents have advanced care needs, similar to residents of nursing homes, they lack a process for an appeal of an involuntary discharge. This leaves Floridas elders vulnerable to threats of retaliation. Because ALF residents do not have basic due process protections from being asked to leave their homes, administrators may decide to relocate a resident for making what may be legitimate complaints to state agencies involving things like poor care or lack of food. For example, a resident was recently evicted after ling a complaint with the Ombudsman Program. What was the administrators reason for evicting the resident? The resident was not happy here. Incidents like these serve as an example to other residents that if they complain, they could be evicted too. The Ombudsman Program investigated 75 inappropriate ALF eviction complaints and 72 fear of retaliation complaints during 2010-11. An even greater number of arbitrary discharges may have occurred but were not reported to the Ombudsman Program. When a resident is relocated from an ALF, the facility is not obligated to report its action to any governmental entity, no matter the circumstances or the frailty of the resident. How can ALF residents be protected? We need to pass legislation providing basic due process to ALF residents, including the ability to challenge a proposed relocation in a neutral forum and the requirement that a 45-days written notice be handed to the resident, and documented as being given. Establish standards for the appropriate relocation of residents, such as changes in medical condition, failure to pay, and behavioral changes necessitating a different setting. Require the ALF to notify the Ombudsman Program of any notice issued and permit a representative of the local ombudsman council to meet with the resident and work with the administrator to resolve the issue, if possible and appropriate. These recommendations will protect ALF residents from inappropriate evictions, allowing residents to seek redress of any concerns about their care and quality of life without fear of retaliation. If you would like to work with us to better the lives of all long-term care facility residents, please contact 1-888-831-0404 or visit www.ombudsman. myorida.com to nd out how you can volunteer. If you do not have the time to commit to the program, urge your legislators to support positive changes for ALF residents, including protection from arbitrary evictions. Sincerely, Jim Crochet State Ombudsman Long-Term Care Ombudsman ProgramProtect ALF residents from arbitrary evictions@THE LIBRaARY Caty Greene LELEONaARD B BEMBRY

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Cape Palms Park, Cape San Blas6081 Cape San Blas Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456Saturday, April 7th 7:30 am Onsite Registration; 8 am Race Begins Cost: Adults: $20; 15 and Under $15Get your hop on and join us at The Cape for the 5K Rabbit Run/ Walk. The event will begin and end at Cape Palms Park and follow Loggerhead Run, the bike/walking trail that runs the length of beautiful Cape San Blas and St. Joseph Peninsula. First 50 runners to register receive a complimentary race day t-shirt. For more information call the Gulf County TDC at 850.229.7800All times are Eastern. Presented by the Gulf County Tourist Development Council Salt Air MarketThe Port St. Joe Salt Air Farmers Market brings fresh seasonal produce from local small farmers and much more to Floridas Forgotten Coast. Throughout the growing season, regionally grown vegetables and fruit, locally harvested Gulf seafood, carefully crafted artisan goods, and educational opportunities highlight the markets. Located in downtown Port St. Joe, in the City Commons Park, the SaltAir Farmers Market serves as a community gathering place and cultural center where attendees can enjoy arts, workshops, live music, and exhibitions while shopping the market and Reid Avenues retail district. There is no better place to be on a Saturday Morning. JSL Easter Egg HuntSaturday April 7th 10:00 a.m. EDT Photos with the Easter Bunny Arts and Crafts Children ages 10 and under Admission is Free More information?lindsayelizsher@gmail.com Port St. Joes Downtown Merchants Committee of the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce invites you to celebrate First Fridays on the rst Friday of each month. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. Explore historic downtown Port St. Joes one-of-a-kind boutiques, shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries, spas, salons. night spots and more! Attendees can expect great sales, food and entertainment. Look for seasonal sales from retailers along with dinner specials, drink specials and live entertainment from restaurants and bars. TGIF!SHOP / 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM DINE / 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM UNWIND / All Night Long! Friday Night: Billy Dean, 19 South, and Randall Big Daddy Webster. Saturday: Buddy Hamm 117 Sailors Cove, Port St. Joe, FL (850) 229.3463 On Over to Gulf County Easter Weekend www.visitgulf.com This Event Funded In Part By The Gulf County Tourism Development Council LocalThe Times | A5Thursday, April 5, 2012dif cult as it might be, to their prison populations and lend a hand toward these inmates hoped-for re-entry into law-abiding society, are that much more likely to be spared the budget axe. A budget axe that has swung, and will no doubt swing again, as the states supply of convicted felons shrinks in an era of lean government budgeting. The words difficult times and difficult decisions were shared by more than one speaker, who included the Department of Corrections number two man, Deputy Secretary Michael Crews, and former state representative Will Kendrick, who now reports directly to DOC Secretary Kenneth Tucker as the DOCs director of legislative affairs. Things we hope they get better. Were praying for that, Crews said, urging the importance of community involvement in helping tip the scales against the state closing a facility. It (community support) is that important to us, Crews said. Dont slow down with what youre doing. That means a lot when youre willing to do that. The reception and tour were part of a series of DOCs outreach at institutions throughout the state, each sprinkled with a measure of positive public relations and down-to-earth financial data. While its difficult to imagine Carrabelles newly-built state prison, about to be expanded with a work camp adjacent to the main facility, and with cost savings that compare favorably to other state facilities, would ever face closure, it could happen. Kendrick, who saw first-hand the legislative fight surrounding the DOCs closure of about a dozen institutions in this years budget, made sure there was no room for doubt that the threat of cutbacks should be taken seriously. We probably havent seen the last of this, he said. In the scheme of things it (FCI) is one of those institutions thats there on the edge. While positive and praising of those who have led the institution since it opened in June 2005, Kendrick took note of the turnover at the top. Franklin has had as many wardens as DOC has had secretaries, he said. Speaking at length after the meal, and aided by a Power Point presentation, Russell Hosford, now in his 11th week as warden after five years heading up Liberty CI, provided a sweeping, and detailed, overview of FCIs role as the countys largest employer, with about 280 staffers (221 of whom live in Franklin County), and 43 vacancies to be filled. He introduced the staffers who were hosts for the evening, and then ticked off a list of statistics at the Level 5 facility, which houses 1,470 (including 191 with life sentences) at the main city, and 282 at the Bay City Work Camp outside Apalachicola. Hosford outlined how inmate work squads provide services throughout the community, with Bay City having five public work squads and 11 nonDOC supervised squads, and the FCI main unit with three public work squads. The crews handled everything from road and ground maintenance to construction on the site of the new school, in assignments that touched most all municipal, state and even federal institutions in the area. Hosford said Bay City crews last year completed more than 117,000 man-hours of work, worth more than $2 million, while crew from the main unit did 26,000 work hours, worth about $461,000. The DOCs value added savings is calculated at $17.11 per inmate man hour. This happens all over the state in rural counties, Hosford said. Thats what these institutions do. FCI has been able to save money of its own, posting the states fourth lowest per diem cost, $36.91 per inmate, about $16 below the state average. The institution serves about 3,800 meals per day, at an average daily cost of $1.69 per inmate. One reason these costs are kept low is that inmates farm about 20 acres of land, growing their own vegetables, which translates into $14 million in annual savings, Hosford said. The warden said FCI does its part to live within DOCs budgetary constraints, which call for the state to house 19,000 more inmates than it did six years ago, on $330,000 less funding. Sack lunch guidelines for work crews, bulk mailing, selling of surplus property, and more have contributed to these cost savings, he said. Hosford made an appeal for FCI to expand its ranks of 69 volunteers, asking for help with assisting inmates with such things as debt management, credit scores and basic bookkeeping. Resources are limited. We could use more help, and we could expand our programs, he said. People could come in and teach. He noted that with one teacher and one vocational instructor, FCI is able to offer adult basic education and GED preparation, as well as plumbing technology. FCI Sgt. Greg Daniels offered a detailed description of the K-9 tracking team he heads up at FCI. He said escape simulation drills and other training keep the facility in a constant state of operational readiness. Daniels then spoke lovingly of the dogs, all but one of which is a females. Thats because females mature quicker, are smarter and they work harder, he said. Daniels said FCIs rst hound, Kaiser, came from Gulf CI in August 2005, followed by a female, Jackie, from Jackson CI three months later. Since then the team has acquired Jamie, from Washington DC, in 2006; Susy-Q (who is now nursing ve puppies), from Taylor CI, in August 2009; and two beagle puppies, Ellie Mae and Minnie Pearl. Daniels said one of the pinnacles of the teams tracking was assisting in the tracking of two escaped prisoners, in 2009 and 2011, and being able to track a runaway teenage girl and reunite her with her parents. After hearing a report on FCIs efforts to address gang af liations that can pose a security threat to a local community, Hosford opened the oor for questions. Carrabelle Mayor Curley Messer, whose two sons, Ray and Jerry, helped cook the barbecue, praised the FCI staff. State Senator Bill Montford commented on FCIs recidivism rate being below the 30 percent statewide. State Representative Leonard Bembry re ected on the eyeopening and sobering, and ultimately successful, legislative battle he was involved in to keep open Jefferson CI. County Commissioner Bevin Putnal asked about the impact of losing state inmates now being housed in the county jail, and proposed setting up a committee to explore options for absorbing that loss. County Commissioner Cheryl Sanders spoke of her sorrow at the recent death of correctional of cer Sgt. Ruben Thomas at a neighboring institution. We still stand behind you all, she said. That could have very well happened here, or at any institution. I pray over this institution every day Crews closed the discussion, prior to a series of tours provided those interested in seeing the facility more closely. Were going to do everything we can to reduce costs in our agency, he said, noting the state has seen $12 million in savings in just the last several months. Were not going to jeopardize of cer safety. Its not going to happen, he stressed. countys logistical development. I support industries such as nursing homes, housing manufacturing companies, and other clean byproduct business that produce jobs to supplement the evergrowing need for a broader job market for our young adults. I worked very hard for the prison in Carrabelle that would produce these muchneeded jobs. The prison is now a reality with over 300 employees and the sign out front welcomes more. I have always favored complete access to our waterways for both commercial and recreational use. These too are a reality, from the newest boat ramp facility on St. George Island, to the recent purchase of property along the Two-Mile channel in Apalachicola, to the Indian Creek property in Eastpoint. Another great achievement for our county came through the building of the sports complex in Carrabelle, which came as a result of the dedicated efforts of many. One of my oldest concerns was the countys acceptance for maintenance and improvements of the Lighthouse Estates roadways. They have been accepted and bene tted great improvements with more to come. I have plans to bring more roads through District 5 and support the improvements of all. Today we sit on the threshold of one of the most important decisions to come before us. The urgent care Weems East is now open for people in need. What God expects you to attempt, He also enables you to achieve. With your help, Gods guidance, and 20 years of loyal dedicated experience, we can continue to make Franklin County an even better place to live and work. For further information, call me at 697-3719. Thank you. PUTNAL from page A1 PRISON from page A1 WILL KENDRICK RUSSELL HOSFORD

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nuisance; McGee says he is no more talkative than the average rooster. Russell opened the hearing by noting he had grown up with chickens as a boy in Apalachicola, and he didnt recall disliking the noise they made. McGee told the judge her son acquired Chanticleer about six months ago. The bird was a gift from Runt Sapp, of Highland Park, after a small ock of chickens Davis owned was attacked by a raccoon, leaving several of them dead. It was hoped the rooster would defend the remaining chickens. In court, Johnson said she had spoken to McGee repeatedly about the rooster over several months. McGee vehemently denied this. (For six months) nothing was said to me by any of my neighbors except I love hearing your chicken crow, she told the court. McGee said she was surprised when an Apalachicola police of cer appeared at her door. She said Lt. Pam Lewis told her there were complaints about the rooster making noise and suggested McGee bring Chanticleer inside at night. Johnson and Dean both told Russell that Chanticleer crows constantly from 3 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily. McGee disagreed; she said Chanticleer crows when his mate Portelote is agitated, when he hears a siren or church bells and when he hears the UPS truck blow its horn. She said he appears to enjoy violin music and crows in response to that as well. McGee said that after Lewis visit, she began bringing the bird in each evening in a pet kennel and eventually began sleeping with the bird in her own bedroom. She told the court Chanticleer has remained outside overnight on only four occasions since before Christmas. The last time this happened was in March, and the next day, Franklin County Animal Control issued McGee a citation for $25 for violation of a city noise ordinance.An unreasonable roosterSince McGee was accused of violating a city ordinance, City Attorney Pat Floyd represented Apalachicola at the hearing. The essence is there is a rooster that the defendant has that has caused a general disturbance in the neighborhood, he told the court. We dont want to do anything with the rooster itself. (This is) an unreasonable rooster. The people are reasonable. On Monday, McGee was prepared to present to the judge a half-dozen sheets of paper with about 50 signatures that she said supported her cause. Many signers were near neighbors of Chanticleer. Johnson also was ready with an opposing petition which she said included the signatures of all of McGees near neighbors. After the court proceeding, the owner of a property adjacent to McGees yard denied signing either petition. In any case, Russell said neither petition was admissible in court. But he was willing to continue the case in order to allow McGee and Johnson time to bring witnesses to support their claims. Johnson protested loudly at the suggestion the case be extended. This has been going on for months, she said, stressing that sleep deprivation was a form of torture and she had become ill because of loss of sleep caused by Chanticleers crowing. (Chanticleer) needs to be out of the city limits in a country setting, Johnson said. Hooker said she believed it was illegal to have farm animals within the city limits. City ordinance No. 92-2 deals with the regulation of licensing, vaccination and con nement of animals in Apalachicola; it does not prohibit any breed of animal within the city. Interestingly it does prohibit dogs, even leashed dogs, from visiting city parks. Chapter 4 of the city charter does prohibit keeping horses, cows and bulls within the city. Fowl are allowed as long as the owner maintains them in a sanitary pen. Russell asked McGee if she could nd a new home for Chanticleer, and she said she had tried and failed. Its a big commitment, she said. Johnsons son Austin, who had spoken out against the roosters noise said he had a friend with a 6,000acre farm. Johnson volunteered to take Chanticleer to the farm or pay for McGees gas. I do not trust him with my chicken, McGee said, Hes already been there taking photographs. McGee asked the judge if she could return the rooster to Sapp, the original owner. I believe Highland Park is outside the city limits, Russell said, giving a nod to the plan and noting McGees son could visit the rooster while learning about chicken behavior from the quieter hens he is permitted to own. The judge did not impose the $25 ne, since adjudication was withheld in light of the rooster relocation deal. Three years ago, McGee paid a ne of $25 for a citation for having allowed a dog to run loose, and adjudication was withheld in that case as well. The story might not be over. In an interview Tuesday afternoon, a day before the scheduled date of the roosters exile, McGee said she was reconsidering her decision to return Chanticleer to his former home. I dont want to jeopardize the whole neighborhoods right to have chickens, but I feel I have the right to have chickens, no matter the gender, she said. She said she might choose to continue bringing Chanticleer in at night, and return to court if she receives another citation. Many of her friends, McGee said, have volunteered to appear in court on her behalf. dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp 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. 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Jackie Schutz, deputy press secretary for the governor, said Monday that Scott believes this was the most quali ed candidate for this position.I think theyre giving up a lot of knowledgeNow semi-retired, Vander Plaats ran a mechanical contracting business in Atlanta for about 30 years. He still maintains a second home in Lake Oconee in Greene County, Ga. Vander Plaats said he continues to work part-time in the industry of designing and building control panels, and has developed some level control products for the commercial heating and air conditioning business, designed to maintain water levels in the cooling tower without wasting of water. In an interview Monday, he re ected on the growth of the Alligator Point district over the past decade. There were tremendous problems when I rst came on the board, he said. There were some design problems that had to be straightened out. He noted the district ended up suing and recovering money from the engineering company that had done work on the water supply system. Vander Plaats outlined how the district has upgraded the control system so that it is now fully automated. Weve got the complaints down by 95-98 percent, we just dont have complaints anymore, he said. I think everyone would verify that. We brought the water district so far, its so much better than it had been in the past with water outages and problems with the water as such, Vander Plaats said. Id hate to see it go back to the point where its not a dependable source of water for the community. Im not saying it will. He noted the loss of he and Edelstein will be a challenge to overcome. With his knowledge and my knowledge we did extremely well, Vander Plaats said. I think theyre giving up a lot of knowledge. Vander Plaats said one indicator of this improvement in customer service is that audience attendance at the regular monthly board meetings is way down. When you have a lot of people there, you have a problem. Now nobody shows up because we dont have problems any more, he said. A complete refurbishing of the elevated storage tanks has eliminated problems there, he said. We probably extended their life another 20 years or so, Vander Plaats said. Also, the districts of ce building, once a small shed, is larger and newer, complete with indoor plumbing and storage space underneath. The water district has two fulltime employees, Sarah Hillier, of ce manager, and Nathan Chase in maintenance, The district also has upgraded its old well eld and chlorine building. You could not get accurate measurement on control, so we redid it, Vander Plaats said. Also, the transfer pump station was redone, making it easier to service the pumps. We dont have to wait three weeks (for parts), Vander Plaats said. The water district serves about 620 customers, who pay average monthly bills of about $20 to $40, plus the assessment on their ad valorem tax bills. About one-third of these customers are outside the boundaries of the Alligator Point Water Resources District, and pay more in their water bills since they dont have to pay the taxes, making their total costs roughly equivalent to those within the district. I would like to see us consolidate everybody under one umbrella, Vander Plaats said, noting one prominent opponent of the idea when it was debated a few years ago has since changed his mind and now supports bringing together all customers into a tighter whole. The district uses, on a consulting basis, the services of professional engineer Charles Skip Cook, who used to work for CDM Smith, in Tallahassee. It was occupying so much of my time we had to do something, Vander Plaats said. He took a lot of the load off of me. For now, Vander Plaats and his wife, Deborah, said they plan to continue to enjoy their retirement, although it is likely you will nd him active with his work in the mechanical engineering industry he has been a part of it for four decades. Plus Vander Plaats is sure to continue as a valuable resource to the water district he has so ably served. Ill be glad to talk to them anytime, and I told them that, he said. SCOTT from page A1

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A8 | The Times Thursday, April 5, 2012 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 PETOFTHEWEEK Franklin County Humane Society NIP FIRE ANTS IN THE BUD!CALLLOIS AT 653-5857Franklin Countys ONLY LOCALPest Control Company SocietyDenise McCalpin, Caleb Kembro to wed April 14Mr. and Mrs. Carl McCalpin request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Denise Renee McCalpin, to Mr. Caleb George Kembro on Saturday, April 14, at 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Apalachicola. Reception to follow at Fort Coombs Armory. All family and friends welcome. The seventh annual Apalachicola Art Walk on March 24 was bigger and better than ever, despite inclement weather. A pair of sudden showers did not put a damper on peoples enthusiasm for art and Apalachicola. We had over 60 artists set up in addition to our local artists, said Apalachicola Area Chamber of Commerce Director Anita Grove. Many worked on the sidewalks and porches. It was lovely. Grove said the affair was so well attended, parking was a problem by mid-afternoon. There were lots of people all day long, even during the downpour, she said. Apalachicola Seafood Grill, Caf con Leche, Gardens Inc., Hole in the Wall, Owl Caf, Tamaras Caf Floridita, Gallery 49 Palmetto and The Green Door participated in the wine tasting portion of the celebration in the later afternoon. Each served up samples of a red and a white wine. Many restaurants also created culinary specials for the evening meal in celebration of the arts and spring. Artist taking part and their locations were: The Frame Shop: Stan Cooper (hand-painted maps) and Susan Richardson (painter) The Green Door: Amy Friedman and Lisa Pirkle (painters) and David Lacey (plein air) Caf Floridita: Nikki Dunlap (photography) Petunias: Patti Maney and Lynn Wilder (painters) Owl Caf: Richard Elliot (acrylic and gouache painter) Oasis: Robin Sparks (paper collage) Centennial Bank: Rick Strickland (painter) Apalachicola Sponge Company: Phillip-Marti Campbell (sculptor) Dixie Theatre: Linda and Willis Rabon (basketry) Blair Building: Ellen and Myron Stitt (pastels) Avenue E and Commerce: Rene Hanselman (painter) Katie McFarland Pottery: George Cranmer (seascapes) Apalachicola Chocolate Company: Terry Lantz (pottery) Apalachicola Seafood Grill: Nanci Kerr (mixed media) Peddlers Alley: Lulu Raf eld (painter) Caf Con Leche: L.G. Dunston (gyotaku) Oystercatcher: Katherine Neill (painter) Soda Fountain: Steve Coleman (photographer) Market Street Antiques: Saundra Powell (painter) 49 Palmetto Gallery: Deedra Ludwig (botanical abstract painter), Butch Anthony (found object sculptor) and Isabelle Pelissier (welded metal sculptor) By Lois SwobodaLanark Village springs into springBy Lois Swoboda653-1819 | @ApalachTimes lswoboda@star .com Lanark Village hosted two artistic happenings Saturday. The village was abuzz with excitement when visitors ocked to the 10th Wandering Star Quilt Show at Chillas Hall and the Spring Fling arts sale hosted by the Lanark Boat Club. About two dozen vendors displayed wares at the boat club with offerings as diverse as jewelry, paintings and cookbooks. A selection of homemade soups also was offered. Visitors then could travel a few blocks to another artistic event, the quilt show held every other year. This years show was an old-timey affair with quilts displayed on antique furniture. The show was dedicated to the late Gail Bohannon of Sopchoppy, a Wandering Star for many years and member of the Wakulla County Quilters Guild. Her quilts were showcased along with several keepsake quilts and treasured antiques. Featured for the rst time were a number of wall quilts that have been installed in the village. Wall quilts are painted representations of quilting squares that were traditionally displayed on homes and barns for luck in the northern U.S. Rodney Kelley took visitors on a short walking tour to see four of these objects dart, several of which he painted himself. Kelley said six such paintings are now on display in the village, with plans under way to add more this year. Winner of the raf e quilt was Jose Harper of Lanark Village. Because of its antique theme, no prizes were awarded in this years quilt show. The winners were everyone who attended the quilt show and Spring Fling in Lanark Village. Birth WeddingCorbin Paulk bornCorbin Gene Paulk was born Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at 12:15 a.m. at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Corbin is the son of Patrick and Erica Paulk, and little brother to sister Aubrey, all of Carrabelle. Maternal grandparents are Bobby and Brenda Lolley of Carrabelle. Maternal great-grandparents are Ann and the late Louie Gene Morris of Carrabelle and the late John and Mary Lolley of Eastpoint. Paternal grandmother is Carol Paulk of Carrabelle. Paternal great-grandparents are Mary Lou and the late Edward Curly Mathes of Carrabelle.ANITA GROVE | Special to the TimesLinda Rabon offered lamps, basketry and ceramics at her Art Walk booth. GETTING READY FOR THE REAL WORLDLOIS SWOBODA | The TimesOn March 13, the Franklin County High School Beta Club, an honors society, sponsored the third annual College and Career Day for students in grades 5 through 12. Representatives from Florida State University, Florida A&M University, Keyser University, Gulf Coast State College and Lively Technical Center were there, as were representatives from area businesses and government institutions. Above, Maddie Newell spins the wheel of career fortune to win a T-shirt at FairPoint Communications booth. Manning the booth, from left, are Brandon Martina, Allen Millender and Gary Skipper. Art Walk shines, even in rain LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesAbove is a detail of a quilt displayed by Gerry Overman. Below, Gene Sewell greets visitors seated in front of a quilt composed partially of feed sacks.

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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. Maundy Thursday 6:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy 12:00 Noon Evening Prayer 5:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross6:00 p.m. Holy Saturday Prayers 10:00 a.m. Easter Sunday Sunrise service 7:00 a.m., Lafayette Park Rite II 10:30, Church with reception and Easter egg hunt to follow. FaithThe Times | A9Thursday, April 5, 2012Mentors represent little seeds planted along lifes journey that sometimes do not grow to fruition until later in life. Oftentimes we do not get to see the seed ourish nor do we get to benet from our toil and trouble. Then there are times when a parent tells you they see a difference in their child because of your investment in them. Occasionally, an adult that you mentored as a child comes to you and thanks you for time you spent with them. There is gratication when a child, whose life you played a part in, grows up and does something remarkable with their life. In moments like these, you feel proud for your efforts. For the yield that it produces, it may seem senseless to pour hours of sweat, tears and prayer into these children. The one child whose life is changed makes it worth the time put into dozens of children. Not everyone may be noteworthy in the memory of our childhood but a piece of every person who took time with us has deposited something into our being. Some mentors tangibly alter our lives by doing something so signicant that it changes our course, while others visually set the example of who we will become. I do not remember them all by name, but the people who have touched my life remain in my heart and remind me I have a responsibility to extend myself to the younger generations. I played softball in high school for several years under the coaching of Bill and Burnell Martina with occasional help from their daughter Janice. This family truly loved the game as well as the girls who played for them. Mr. Bill was hearing impaired but he did not allow his condition to stop him from coaching generations of hormonal teenage girls in softball. When Mr. Bill could not read our lips, Mrs. Martina would translate what we said in sign language. She remained his faithful liaison and assistant during his entire coaching career, while touching my heart and the heart of many girls with their faithful service. Their dedication was an example to me that we can be overcomers and that excuses are merely justication to do nothing. I became a Little League softball coach for several years, coaching my team with the same fundamentals taught to me by the Martinas. There are obvious mentors such as parents, teachers, youth pastors, coaches, etc. and then there are mentors who remain in the shadows. These servants are the concession stand workers, eld maintenance volunteers, and dugout supervisors. They are the teachers aide or the volunteer who serves at the school with no pay expected. The shadow mentors in youth ministry are the workers who supervise, coordinate, and fundraise tirelessly behind the scenes. These mentors are the supporting cast and usually do not receive recognition for the job they do, even though the program would fail without them. When the team, class or program performs exceptionally well, these workers bask in the glow of the leader who receives the praise for a job well done. Mark 10 reminds us even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Matthew 6 tells us What we do, must be done from an inward principle, that we may be approved of God, not that we may be praised of men. Depositing time and love into a child sets us up for blessings from God which surpass any worldly recognition. Environment, conditions and nourishment are the largest factors in determining the outcome of a childs life. Children cannot choose their parents or the situation they are born into. Their home may be decient in the areas of basic needs, structure, peace, joy and love. Nothing in their life may be normal by the worlds standard. A mentor will most likely be aware of a childs situation when he or she plays an active role in their life. Although some situations might be out of their control, a mentor may be able to help ll the void when the situation presents itself. Meeting the needs of less fortunate children will give them hope in a seemingly hopeless situation. A person may mentor in various ways to give children a model to live by so that they may continue the legacy for future generations. Thank you to all who take time to make a difference in the lives of others. We welcome all suggestions and hope you enjoy this weekly column. Please send all emails to Scott Shiver at frontline247@ mac.com.Mentors can be seeds that ourish in shadows YOUTH MATTERSScott and Pamela Shiver Mildred A. Whalen, 90, of Huntsville, Ala., passed away suddenly Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Bay Medical Center in Panama City. She was born July 19, 1921, in New Hampshire. She was a supportive military wife to her late husband, Chandler Whalen. She worked at Bath Iron while her husband was away at war. She was a charter member of University United Methodist Church, where she and her husband were lay ministers and went on numerous mission trips. Mrs. Whalen also carried out her own personal nursing home ministry. They later became members of Highland United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by two sons, Lee Whalen Sr. and Gary Whalen. Mrs. Whalen most recently lived with her daughter and family in Lanark Village, and later at Harbor Breeze Retirement Home, making her the oldest of ve generations to live in the Carrabelle area. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Carrabelle. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon W. Eaton and sonin-law, Rainer, both of Lanark Village; seven grandchildren, Lee Whalen Jr., Anthony Teters, Cheree Trulson, Madeline Nevarez, Nicole Manord, Timothy Teters and Shari Teters; along with numerous other family and friends. The funeral service was Wednesday morning, March 28, at Valhalla Funeral Home in Huntsville. The visitation was on March 27 at the funeral home. Interment was in Huntsville Memory Gardens. Mrs. Whalen was greatly loved and will be greatly missed. Condolences may be given at www. valhallafunerals.com.Mildred AA. Whalen MILDRED AA. WHALEN Obituary Faith BRIEFSII sland retreat hosts Good F F riday simulcastThe St. George Island Christian Retreat Center will host the Secret Church simulcast on Good Friday night, April 6. The simulcast is six intense hours of biblical teaching and prayer for the persecuted church led by David Platt, pastor of The Church at Brookhills in Birmingham, Ala., and author of The New York Times bestseller, Radical. The theme will be The Cross & Suffering. The Secret Church simulcast at the retreat center begins at 7 p.m. For more information about Secret Church go to www.lifeway. com/secretchurch. For more about the simulcast, call Lee Howell at 850-370-6560.Methodists host H H o ly Week servicesMembers of the United Methodist Churches will celebrate Holy Week with the following services. On Good Friday, April 6, services are at 3 p.m. at the St. George Island United Methodist Church, and at 7 p.m. at the Apalachicola First United Methodist Church. Easter Sunrise service is 6:45 a.m. at the Lighthouse Public Beach area on St. George Island followed by refreshments at the pavilions. This will be followed by 9 a.m. worship at St. George Island United Methodist Church and 11 a.m. at the Apalachicola First United Methodist Church.SS heriff plans noon egg huntThe Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce will host the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7, at noon on the eld adjacent to the Sheriffs Ofce on U.S. Highway 65. All kids are invited to come out and participate in a wonderful day of egg hunting, with lots of prizes to be given away. The sheriffs ofce will be grilling hot dogs for the occasion free of charge. Come out and enjoy the fun!Methodists host 2 p.m. S S aturday egg huntThe Apalachicola/St. George Island Methodist Church Cooperative Parish will host a community-wide Easter Egg hunt at Lafayette Park, this Saturday, April 7 from 2-4 p.m. Please be sure to bring a bag or a basket for your Easter eggs. For more info, call Samantha Cannon at 927-2088.LL egion plans for S S aturdays T T onyas H H opeThe American Legion Post 82 on Oak Street in Lanark Village Florida is proud to host the sixth annual Tonyas Hope Day on Saturday, April 7. Tonyas Hope was founded by the members of the post after Tonya Bridges, of Lanark, passed away from cancer. Its mission is to relieve some of the nancial stress of everyday expenses such as gasoline, groceries, utilities, rent, etc. while being treated for cancer. We helped 21 people in 2011 and with the prices of groceries and gas going up, need is great. To qualify, you need to be being treated for cancer with radiation, chemo or surgery, and a resident of Franklin County. To receive an application call 850-625-0382 Tonyas Hope Day fundraiser will be at the Lanark Village Post starting out at 9 a.m., with a huge yard sale, a short memorial and praise service at noon, with Thomas Lee Brannans famous pig roast. $10 donation. Immediately following, Deb Jordon will entertain everyone through the afternoon and at 3 p.m. we will have an auction. At 6 p.m. we will have the rafe drawing, with rst prize $500, second prize a 32-inch at screen TV, third prize a $100 Wal-Mart card and fourth prize a $50 gas card. Evelyn McAnally will nish off the evening with inside entertainment. Yard sale donations may be dropped off at the post any day after 4 p.m. and you may purchase rafe tickets while you are there.SS unrise service at R R iverfront Park S S undayFellowship Baptist Church in Apalachicola will sponsor an Easter Sunrise Service this Sunday morning, at 7 a.m. April 8 at Apalachicolas Riverfront Park! Please bring your lawn chair and join us to celebrate Resurrection Morn. A sunrise on the Apalachicola River, celebrating Christs resurrection what a wonderful way to begin the day!DD ry B B ones, seniors to prepare fruit basketsDry Bones Ministry and the Franklin County Senior Citizen Center in Apalachicola will prepare fruit baskets for the sick and shut-ins at the Sixth Street Recreation Center on Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. If you know someone who could benet from Dry Bones Ministry, or know someone who would like to donate to the ministry, please contact Evangelist Annie L. Austin Pierce at 850-210-7260 Matthew 25:35 For I was hungry, and you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in. Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.FF ree overnight camp opportunities availableThe 1st Sgt. Michael S. Curry Memorial Foundation is sponsoring a week-long overnight camp, from June 24 to 30, in beautiful Umatilla, about one hour from Orlando. The free overnight camp will be held at the Florida Elks Youth Camp, which is fully accredited by the American Camping Association. The group Smiles Are Contagious, devoted to creating unforgettable opportunities to enrich the lives of children, is sponsoring the overnight camp, held near a stunning lake offering canoeing, shing and paddle boats, with camping in airconditioned lodges. Representatives from Smiles Are Contagious will be in Apalachicola on Sunday, April 15, at Battery Park from noon to 5 p.m. During this time there will be time for questions and answers, and applications will be provided. This camp is designed for children ages 9-13. For more info: call Rose Grifn at 786-955-3978 or visit www. smilesarecontagious.org.DD omestic violence counselingDomestic violence group counseling is now being held in Franklin County, in conjunction with Refuge House. For further information please call Carol Bareld, domestic violence advocate at 653-3313. Time to get your Easter outt and get ready for the Easter Bunny. Have a joyous day! Tonyas Hope, a fundraiser to help those ghting cancer, will be held this Saturday, April 7. Come spend the day at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82, in Lanark Village. Things get started at 8 a.m. The drawing for the rafe will be at 6 p.m. The fundraiser benets area residents with cancer. Also, there will be a pancake breakfast this Saturday, April 7 at Chillas Hall sponsored by the Lanark Village Golf Club. Serving begins at 8:30 a.m. Suggested donation $5. Come join us for a full breakfast. Yum, yum. Before lunch on Thursdays at the Franklin County Senior Center, Ann Wilson, from NHC Home Health Care, checks our blood pressure. Thank you, Ann; we really appreciate it. Just a reminder: Holy Thursday Mass at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, in Lanark Village, will be at 4 p.m.; Good Friday, April 6 Mass at 4 p.m.; No Mass on Saturday, April 7. Easter Sunday Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. I just heard from the community church that there will not be a sunrise service. Years back we would have the service at the boat club, at the waters edge. Be kind to one another, check-in on the sick and housebound, and remember Jesus suffered and died for us! Until next time, God bless America, our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry.Tonyas Hope to benet cancer ght Saturday LLANARK NEwWSJim Welsh

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Email outdoors news to timesoutdoors @star .com OUTDOORSwww.apalachtimes.comSection Section A Special to the TimesLike a baseball player stretching muscles and practicing skills during spring training, the gopher tortoise is emerging from winter dormancy and moving slowly and steadily through the landscape in search of greenery to eat and a new place to dig its burrow. Look for gopher tortoises distinctive domed brown shells and stumpy legs, as these land-dwellers make their way through Floridas open canopy forests and sandy areas. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) asks people to remember that gopher tortoises are good neighbors, so leave them and their burrows alone. FWC works with, and is grateful to, the homeowners, landowners, businesses and public agencies willing to share their lands with gopher tortoises and their burrows, said Deborah Burr, the FWCs gopher tortoise plan coordinator. This state has made progress in reversing the decline of gopher tortoises by providing direction to developers, including re-locating tortoises if necessary, and help to people interested in making room for tortoises. Floridas rst Gopher Tortoise Management Plan was adopted by the FWC in 2007 and is being updated this year as scheduled. More than 50 individuals and stakeholders have made suggestions on improving the 2007 plan, and proposed draft revisions to the plan are available online at the GTTAG SharePoint site for review and public comment. To comment, go to MyFWC. com/GopherTortoise and click on the Management Plan link. Since the management plan took effect in 2007, an annual average of 36,000 acres of gopher tortoise habitat has been restored and managed; protected tortoise habitat expanded by more than 6,500 acres; and more than 4,000 gopher tortoises were humanely relocated from development sites. In addition to changes in Floridas economy, the needs of the gopher tortoise have changed since the plan was rst approved in 2007, Burr said. The proposed revisions to the plan include new actions that the FWC and our partners can implement together to improve the status of the species, and help secure viable populations well into the future. Burr said that written comments on the rst draft of the revisions will be accepted until April 10. There will be additional public-comment opportunities through July on each improved draft of the plan. In Florida, it is illegal to harm gopher tortoises or their extensive burrows, which provide shelter to more than 350 other native species. Generally, the only time people should pick up and move a gopher tortoise is to help it get across a road. Remember, though, not to put the tortoise in your car. Do point the tortoise in the same direction it was going when you picked it up, but never put it in the water because it is a land animal. The best long-term protection for this statethreatened species is the people who are aware of gopher tortoises needs and happy to share their lawns and lands with the tortoise that can live to 40 to 60 years in the wild.By MARTI MILLERSpecial to the Times The Florida State Forests offer the unique opportunity to experience natures open space and sounds of solitude. The Tallahassee Forestry Center includes the Tates Hell, Lake Talquin, and Wakulla state forests, more than 250,000 acres of natural north Florida. If youre looking for a quiet shing bank to yourself, take a drive to Tates Hell State Forest in Franklin County. A quiet place awaits you on the Ochlocknee, Crooked or New rivers. Primitive campsites are singularly dispersed throughout the 202,000 acres of the forest. You can camp overnight or nd an empty site and sh from the bank for the afternoon. Some folks simply take a lounge chair and a good book, nd a place under a tree overlooking one of the rivers and enjoy the fresh air, breeze and sun shine. Tates Hell also offers an amazing paddling experience. You can paddle down a black water river to the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Natural, protected, public lands surround the rivers, providing a view of Floridas original/natural landscape and wildlife. With paddle in hand, quietly moving downstream, you can see tupelo and cypress trees, or you might encounter the areas various land and aquatic wildlife. You might even spot the mysterious Carrabelle Cat. You can take your family or friends to the primitive campsite on the Ft. Braden trails. Small corrals will accommodate your horses. Whether you hike or ride the trails; the ravines and view of the lake will calm the most restless spirit. A single bench offers a view of the lake and an eagles nest. A picnic table is tucked under a large old oak tree just off the trail. Deer, an occasional bear, bobcat and various birds are amiss to discover around the next bend of the trail. If natural mountain bike trails are your forte, Lake Talquins Lines Tract in Gadsden County is the place for you to visit. Explore for an afternoon or stay overnight and make it a weekend trip. Theres only one campsite on the trail, which provides remarkable solitude and beautiful night skies. Wakulla State Forests unique experience is its primitive hunt wildlife management area. There is no vehicle traf c allowed. Muzzle load gun and bow hunters must hike throughout the 4,146 acres to nd their ideal location. The area provides the feel of times past when hunting was mostly for subsistence and there were no vehicles to expedite movement. To truly understand the Florida Forest Services dispersed recreation program, come out and enjoy one of your local forests, where public lands are protected for future generations and managed for todays recreational experience of space, solitude and self reliance. For more information please visit www. oridaforestservice.com Marti Miller is the recreation coordinator at the Tallahassee Forestry Center Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL(next to Piggly Wiggly)www.BWOsh.comYour Hunting Headquarters SHIMANO TREVALA JIGGINGRODS STARTING AT$119.99 WEEKLY ALMANAC APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE TIDE TABLES MONTHLY AVERAGESTo nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from these given for APALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW Cat Point Minus 0:40 Minus 1:17 East Pass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27 To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from those given for CARRABELLE: HIGH LOW Bald Point Minus 9:16 Minus 0:03 Sponsor the WEEKLY ALMANACCall Today!653-8868 Date HighLow% Precip Thu, Apr 582 64 0% Fri, Apr 681 65 0% Sat, Apr 775 54 0% Sun, Apr 875 55 0% Mon, Apr 975 55 0% Tues, Apr 1075 55 0% Wed, Apr 1175 55 0% Thursday, April 5, 2012 Freshwater Inshore/OffshoreWe are getting back into the hot weather this week on the Forgotten Coast. Offshore water temperaturesare on the rise and will reach 80 degrees soon. Cobia are starting to show up in our area this week, and a 53# sh was caught close to shore on Monday. Spanish mackerel are everywhere near the beaches and on the Mexico Beach Pier. Trolling spoons and mackerel trees will nd sh fast, but you may need to add a weight to get down to the sh. Grouper are back on the menu this week, but make sure that you understand the new grouper regulations on the FWC website before you head out. Bass shing is still hot this week as many anglers are reporting good catches in Lake Wimico. Worms and crank baits have produced the most sh, but a few guys are still shiner shing. Depot creek has been quiet lately, but with the good rain we had last week, the cat sh bite should improve this week. SPONSORED BY GALLOWAY WINS BASS TOURNEYLLOYD ALFORD JAMES NEWSOMEGopher tortoises move through spring trainingExperience north Floridas dispersed recreation program LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesPitcher plants are just coming into bloom in Floridas state forests. PHOTO COURTESY FWC Page 10At the River Delta Bass Club of Apalachicolas March 17 tournament, out of Abercrombie Landing, Dewitt Galloway nished rst with 12.46 pounds. In second was Lloyd Alford with 11.33 pounds, and in third, James Newsome with 10.33 pounds. Fourth place went to Sherman Alford with 9.84 pounds, followed by fth place Brandon King, 9.83 pounds; sixth place Paul Newsome, 9.35 pounds; seventh place Greg Dykes, 9.17 pounds; and eighth place Gerald Dykes, with 8.69 pounds. In ninth place was Mike Pridgen, with 8.68 pounds; 10th place Pap Duncan, 8.28 pounds; 11th place Donnie McArdle, 7.98 pounds; 12 place Jarrod McArdle, 6.68 pounds; 13th place Alvin Martina, 5.79 pounds; and 14th placeLuke, with 5.36 pounds. The club is supported by Apalachicola Ace Hardware and Fishermans Choice Bait and Tackle of Eastpoint, For info about River Delta Bass Club, call Mike Pridgen at 653-5563.

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CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA www.apalachtimes.comSection Thursday, April 5, 2012 Page 11By David Adlerstein653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Sometimes, to kick in, you need to get kicked out. The Franklin County Seahawks varsity baseball team took back-toback wins at home, downing Port St. Joe 10-9 Friday and Altha 8-5 Monday, just days after coach Mike Emerson got the heave-ho at the tail end of a 13-0 shellacking at Florida High a week ago, In a game whose only high point was a Logan McLeod base hit that stymied what otherwise would have been a no-hitter, the Seahawk skipper was ejected, suspended for two games and ned $100. The umpires thumb followed his last call of the game, when Emerson had argued against the back end of a double play. All I said was it was horrible call, you must be ready to go home, and he threw me out, Emerson said. The coach said he plans to appeal the ne. A fan present at the game said Seahawk fans clapped in approval of Emersons stance. The next day, with Emerson in the press box and assistant coach Tim Wheeler at the helm working alongside Mike Todd in the dugout, the Seahawks avenged an 11-9 loss to the Tiger Sharks in the teams rst tangle. On March 23, the Seahawks had seen victory slip away when a sixrun third inning lead disappeared after a furious charge from St. Joe. The top of the rst inning in that rst encounter had seen the Seahawks take a 5-0 lead, with senior Brennan Walden singling to ignite the offense. Skyler Hutchinson and Walden then scored, with the Seahawks pushing more runs across when James Newell and Marcus Dalton scored on a two-run double by Colton Sheridan. Austin McLeod crossed the plate to complete the rally. The Seahawks, who tied the game in the fth on Hutchinsons steal of home, were paced by the production of Dalton, who reached base three times, singling in the rst and fourth innings, scoring a run and tallying an RBI. Friday night, though, Dalton, a senior with speed and able with the bat, was out for the season with a broken hand, a nonplaying injury. The two teams combined for 20 runs and 22 hits, including three extra base hits, in that Seahawk loss. Senior pitcher Zach Armistead showed solid control of his pitches, throwing strikes on 86 of his 147 pitches, striking out six and walking four. On Friday night, though, Armistead was out in the eld, as Walden opened on the mound against the Tiger Sharks. He performed solidly but began walking batters in the top of the fourth inning, giving up runs during a ve-run Port St. Joe rally. Wheeler, with only 10 players to work with, moved Walden to center eld to make way for Hutchinson, who came in and pitched the rest of the way. He struck out ve, two he caught looking and three swinging, and three with a full count. He gave up only one hit and three walks. Both of them threw a good game, Emerson said. Both of them walked too many, but they kept us in the game by using the defense to get outs. Skyler throws a slider in the mid-80s, and when hes on hes on, but when the curveballs not working, he has a hard time, said the coach. The Seahawks got on the scoreboard with two runs in the rst, after Chance Buffkin singled, Austin Larkin walked and Walden singled to score them both. Franklin County added a run in the second, after Armistead got on base on an error and advanced to third before scoring on a passed ball. In the third inning, Armistead walked, and Buffkin reached based on an error, one of ve committed by Port St. Joe in the game. After Larkin walked and Hutchinson reached base on an error, Armistead, Buffkin and Larkin all scored on the miscues. In the fourth inning, the Seahawks got the go-ahead run they needed after Walden singled, Sheridan hit a double to score him, McLeod walked, and then Seth Rogers smacked a base hit to score McLeod and Sheridan. A Buffkin single plated Rogers for the all-important 10th run. On Monday night at home, the Seahawks sewed up a second win, this time with Armistead hurling a complete game for an 8-5 victory. He gave up four hits and ve runs, struck out ve and walked two. The team had two errors. He pitched good, Emerson said. He keeps the ball low and can throw in the mid-80s easy. It runs away from them a lot. Larkin singled in the fourth, stole a base, advanced to third on a passed ball and scored on a sacri ce y by Walden for the rst run. In a ve-run fth, Rogers and Armistead each got on base on an error, and then a Buffkin single and a Larkin double scored them both for two more runs. Hutchinson beat out an in eld single, James Newell singled to score Buffkin and Larkin and then Hutchinson scored on a passed ball. In the sixth inning, eighth grader Trenton Lee got a base hit, then Buffkin and Larkin walked. A Walden base hit scored Lee and Buffkin for two more runs. The Seahawks back-to-back wins followed a tough 13-9 loss at home March 21 against Liberty County in seven innings. Franklin County racked up 10 hits and nine runs, led by Walden, who went 2-4 and scored two runs. He singled in the second and fourth innings. The two teams combined for 22 runs and 26 hits, nearly all of them singles. Liberty scored 11 runs in the rst inning to build an early lead. But the Seahawks came back with ve runs in the bottom of the fourth to cut its de cit to six. An RBI single by Armistead and an RBI single by McLeod set off a Seahawk rally. After pushing across one run in the bottom of the fth, the Seahawks faced just a 13-6 de cit. A elders choice had brought home Buffkin, who had singled to spark the rally. One run in the bottom of the sixth helped the Seahawks close the de cit to 13-7. Armistead reached on an error and then stole third before a groundout by Larkin brought him home. Two runs in the bottom of the seventh helped the Seahawks close its de cit to 13-9. Newell singled and stole third, and then scored on a single by Hutchinson, that also brought home Walden. SEAHAWKS SNAP BACKFranklin County takes wins over St. Joe, Altha Chance Buffkin swings away. Photos by DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times after a furious charge from St. Joe. The top of the rst inning in that rst encounter had seen the Seahawks take a 5-0 lead, with senior Brennan Walden singling to ignite the offense. Skyler Hutchinson and Walden then scored, with the Seahawks pushing more runs across when James Newell and Marcus Dalton scored on a two-run double by Colton Sheridan. Austin McLeod crossed the plate to complete the rally. The Seahawks, who tied the game in the fth on Hutchinsons steal of home, were paced by the production of Dalton, who reached base three times, singling in the rst and fourth innings, scoring a run and tallying an RBI. Friday night, though, Dalton, a senior with speed and able with the bat, was out for the season with a broken hand, a nonplaying injury. The two teams combined for third before scoring on a passed ball. In the third inning, Armistead walked, and Buffkin reached based on an error, one of ve committed by Port St. Joe in the game. After Larkin walked and Hutchinson reached base on an error, Armistead, Buffkin and Larkin all scored on the miscues. In the fourth inning, the Seahawks got the go-ahead run they needed after Walden singled, Sheridan hit a double to score him, McLeod James Newell tags a Port St. Joe runner at third base. Above right, Brennan Walden takes the mound. Lady Seahawks down West Gadsden, fall to Port St. JoeBy David Adlerstein653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The Lady Seahawks softball team was involved in two shutouts last week, one on the winning end, the other not. On March 27 at home, the team walloped West Gadsden 16-0 in just three innings, banging out 14 hits. The team, under the direction of coach Lisa Sweatt and assistant Sally Wheeler, racked up a dozen runs in the rst inning and four more in the second for the win. Chena Segree went 3 for 3 with an RBI, and Morgan Mock and Morgan Newell each went 2 for 2, with Mock banging a pair of triples and Newell making her hits count for three RBIs. Scout Segree and Krista Martina also each went 2 for 2 and Vanessa Simmons 1 for 1. On the mound, Segree gave up no hits as she breezed through the West Gadsden lineup. Friday at Port St. Joe was a different story, as Franklin County was outmuscled 11-0. Ally Millender managed to get on base twice, singling in the fth inning. Port St. Joes Katie Gardener racked up four RBIs on one hit, a homer in the fth inning. Tiger Sharks pitcher Makayla Ramsey kept Franklin County off the scoreboard for all ve innings she toed the rubber, allowing no runs on two hits while striking out one. Morgan Newell was the only other Lady Seahawk to get a hit off Ramsey, a single to left eld in the third that advanced Millender, who had gotten on with a walk. A walk to Gracyn Kirvin advanced both runners, but the inning ended when Chena Segree failed to reach rst in time after a dropped third strike. Photos by DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesCatcher Scout Segree gives advice to pitcher Chena Segree. Seahawk Anna Lee warms up before a game. CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA www.apalachtimes.com SP O RTS Section A

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LocalA12 | The Times Thursday, April 5, 2012 N O T I C E O F G E N E R A L E L E C T I O NI, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in FRANKLIN County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH day of NOVEMBER, 2012, A.D., to ll or retain the following ofces: President and Vice-President United States Senator Representative in Congress State Attorney: Judicial Circuit 2 Public Defender: Judicial Circuit 2 State Senator State Representative Supreme Court: Retention of Three Justices First District Court of Appeal: Retention of Four Judges Circuit Judge, Second Judicial Circuit: Groups 1, 2, 3 and 12 Clerk of the Circuit Court Sheriff Property Appraiser Tax Collector Superintendent of Schools Supervisor of Elections County Court Judge: Group 1 School Board: Districts 1, 3 and 5 County Commissioner: Districts 1, 3 and 5 Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 1, 3 and 5 James Galbrecht and his three teenage kids, visitors from Eagan, Minn., found time to do a little more than beachcombing during their vacation last week on St. George Island. The family was shocked to nd that spring breakers had left the beach a cluttered mess, and they decided to do something about it. Of all the photos I took on our vacation, these were truly the most remarkable. Thats a sad thing to say in such a beautiful place, said Galbrecht, as he shared images of the debris. On Friday evening, Galbrecht decided it was time for a teachable moment for his three kids, ages 16, 17 and 18. We decided they couldnt leave the beach in that state, and so went up and down 300 feet of beach picking up and bagging cups, bottles, plastic wrappers and other trash, and then tackling the parking lot. The level of disappointment with the lack of leadership and stewardship on the part of so many young college kids is shockingly disappointing to me, he said. They are the ones blessed and privileged with being exposed to so many new ideas and ways of thinking about science and technology and behavior. Not one person out of 100 could wield their in uence in doing the right thing. By David Adlerstein FROM CATASTROPHE TO CLEANUP News BRIEFSBird lost in EastpointAn Indian Ringneck parakeet, about 12-16 inches long, disappeared Monday afternoon near 53 South Bayshore Drive in Eastpoint. Hes been ying back and forth around this bluff area over here, said owner Jeanne Baker. He was ying for two days, and was lost about 4 p.m. on Monday. The bright yellow bird has a pink ring on its neck and light blue eyes. It responds to the name Tweety, and starts squawking, said Baker. If you have information on the birds whereabouts, call Baker at 516-376-4326. Reward offered.Full moon climb Friday at LighthouseThe April Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be held on Friday, April 6. The Sunset/Full Moon Climb will take place from 7:309 p.m. and will include light hors doeuvres and a sparkling cider toast to the full moon. Cost is $15 for the general public and $10 for members of the St. George Lighthouse Association. The sun will set at 8:01 p.m. and the moon will rise at 8:14 p.m. on April 6. After sunset, people are invited to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the full moon, as space and time permit. Cost is $10 for the general public and $5 for SGLA members. The Cape St. George Light is located in St. George Lighthouse Park at the center of St. George Island, where Island Drive (the road off the bridge) ends at Gulf Beach Drive. Parking is available. Reservations are recommended. Contact the St. George Island Visitor Center at 850-927-7744 or toll free at 888-927-7744.Governor Stone returns to ApalachicolaThe Governor Stone is here in Apalachicola docked at Riverfront Park. Sails are scheduled Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 2 p.m. through Saturday, April 21, the day of the Antique and Classic Boat Show. There is no charge for sailing. Donations go to maintain the vessel. Sail training with school kids are scheduled for Wednesdays at 9 a.m. on April 4, 11, and 18.Carrabelle seniors host Saturday danceA dance will be held this Saturday evening, April 7, at the Carrabelle Senior Center, at 201 NW Avenue F, on the corner of 1st Street and NW Avenue F in downtown Carrabelle. The dance starts at 7 p.m. and admission is free. Music will be provided by local disc jockey Ron Vice. For information visit www. CarrabelleSeniorCenter. com.Southerland to host town hall meeting MondayU.S. Representative Steve Southerland, II will host a town hall meeting on Monday, April 9 at the Apalachicola Community Center in Battery Park, from 11 a.m. to noon. The event is free and open to the public.Gulf-Franklin offers digital photo courseDigital Photo Presentation will be taught at the Gulf/Franklin Campus on Wednesdays April 11, 18, 25 and May 2 from 9 to 11 a.m.. The fee is $49, and registration can be handled at the Gulf / Franklin Campus in Port St. Joe prior to the rst class Experience the bene ts of using digital photos along with the computer in order to share moments in color and with text. For more information, email susanbull@bellsouth.net, lws@mindspring.com or jbarr@gulfcoast.edu or call Jim Barr at 850-873-3513.

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, April 5, 2012 The Times | A13 See emeraldcoastjobs.com to nd a job at the intersection of both.Wouldnt you like a job that ful lls you both professionally and personally? With Monsters new ltering tools, you can quickly hone in on the job thats right for you. So visit emeraldcoastjobs.com and nd a job that makes everybody happy. 86388T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-450-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. SUNG WOO LEE A/K/A SUNGWOO LEE, HYON SOOK LEE A/K/A HYONSOOK LEE, TARPON RUN HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 29, 2012, in Case No. 11-450-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit, in and for Franklin County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and SUNG WOO LEE A/K/A SUNGWOO LEE, HYON SOOK LEE A/K/A HYONSOOK LEE and TARPON RUN HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Courthouse in Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on April 11, 2012, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: LOT 9 OF TARPON RUN, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 1, PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: March 1, 2012 MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Attorney for Plaintiff: Garvin B. Bowden, Esq., Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32308 March 29, April 5, 2012 86470T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF SECOND THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 12-00023-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, Plaintiff, vs. STEPHEN MICHAEL MALONE, SR. and the unknown spouse of Stephen Michael Malone, Sr., and unknown tenant(s), Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: STEPHEN MICHAEL MALONE, SR. and the unknown spouse of Stephen Michael Malone, Sr., and unknown tenants, YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property in Franklin County, Florida: Commence at the Southeast Corner of Section 20, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, Franklin County, Florida and run thence North 02 degrees 20 minutes East along East boundary of Section 20 a distance of 1481.46 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING run thence South 63 degrees 44 minutes West 115.26 feet; thence North 26 degrees 16 minutes 00 seconds West 380.00 feet to the point on the Southerly right-of-way of Ridge Road (60 foot right-of-way); thence run North 63 degrees 44 minutes 00 seconds East along said Southerly right-of-way a distance of 247.34 feet to a point of curve to the right; thence run along said curve with a radius of 44.53 feet through a central angle of 118 degrees 36 minutes 00 seconds for an arc length South 02 degrees 20 minutes 00 seconds west along the Easterly boundary of Section 20 distance of 357.81 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Being Lot 60 (Revised), Unit 2, Tarpon Shores, according to the plat thereof on file in the Franklin County Planning and Zoning Office, 33 Commerce Street, Apalachicola, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Barbara Sanders, Sanders and Duncan, P.A., the plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 157, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, on or before 30 days from the first date of publication and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on the plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on March 26, 2012. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk April 5, 12, 2012 86522T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2012-18-CP DIVISION: PROBATE IN RE: ESTATE OF Helen M. Marsh Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Helen M. Marsh, deceased, whose date of death was December 4th, 2011 and whose social security number is XXX-XX-8636, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 5, 2012. Attorneys for Personal Representative: SANDERS AND DUNCAN, P.A. 80 Market Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 Telephone: (850) 653-8976 Florida Bar No. 63869 Personal Representative: Guy W. Marsh 3927 Crab Orchard Ln. Norcross, GA 30092 April 5, 12, 2012 86480T LEGAL NOTICE Notice is given pursuant to Florida Self-Storage Facility Act, Florida Statutes, Chapter 83, Part IV, that Seminole Safe N Secure Storage will hold a sale by sealed bid on: April 20, 2012 at: 10:00 a.m. at 162 US 98, Eastpoint, Florida 32328 of the contents of mini-warehouse(s) containing personal property of: Barbara Singer Brady Benton Heather Millender Lannie Hardman Before the sale date of April 20, 2012, the property may be redeemed by payment in cash or money order of the outstanding balance and cost by mailing it to Post Office Box 1054, Eastpoint, Florida 32328, or by paying in person. April 5, 12, 2012 86486T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 11-000098-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, as successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, Plaintiff, vs. MARCELLA V. DANIELS, f/k/a MARCELLA P. VASILINDA, and MAGNOLIA RIDGE ESTATES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 27th, 2012, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market St., Apalachicola, FL 32320 at 11:00 a.m. on May 9, 2012, the following described property: Lot 8, Block A, Magnolia Ridge, Phase I, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 26 in the Office of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida. Dated: March 29, 2012. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Barbara Sanders, P.A. SANDERS & DUNCAN P.O. Box 157 Apalachicola, FL 32329 Phone: (850) 653-8976 Fax: (850) 653-8743 April 5, 12, 2012 86651T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 19-2011-CA-000052 DIVISION: JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, EDWIN DANIEL A/K/A EDWIN CLYDE DANIEL A/K/A EDWIN C. DANIEL, DECEASED et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, EDWIN DANIEL A/K/A EDWIN CLYDE DANIEL A/K/A EDWIN C. DANIEL, DECEASED LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT (S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in FRANKLIN County, Florida: LOT 5, AND 1/2 OF LOT 4, (30 BY 100 FEET), ADJOINING SAID LOT 5, IN BLOCK 143, OF THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA. SAID PARCEL BEING 90 FEET BY 100 FEET has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Florida Default Law Group, P.L., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 8th day of March, 2012. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Court By: Terry E. Creamer As Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Mr. Doug Smith, Office of Court Administration, Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, Phone: 850577-4401, Fax: 850487-7947 March 29, April 5, 2012 86721T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012 CP 12 IN RE: ESTATE OF HARDY LEE SIMMONS also known as H. LEE SIMMONS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Hardy Lee Simmons, also known as H. Lee Simmons, deceased, whose date of death was February 16, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, File Number 2012CP-12, the street address of which is 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The names and addresses of the ancillary personal representative and the ancillary personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 29, 2012. Personal Representative: Nelson B. Simmons 3303 Sharer Road Tallahassee, FL 32312 Attorney for Personal Representative: Terrence T. Dariotis FL Bar No. 190057 Post Office Box 16005 Tallahassee, Florida 32317-6005 (850) 523-9300 March 29, April 5, 2012 86731T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-000095-CA ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical Business Criminal Justice Hospitality. Job Placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 866-467-0054 www.Centuraonline.com These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020

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A14| The Times Thursday, April 5, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free: 800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW CADENCE BANK, N.A., Plaintiff vs. JIMMY R. BENNETT, LAKE McKISSACK PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., UNKNOWN TENANT(S) I and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) II, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 13, 2012, in Case No. 11-000095CA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit, in and for Franklin County, Florida, in which Cadence Bank, N.A., is the Plaintiff and Jimmy R. Bennett, Lake McKissack Place Homeowners Association, Inc., Unknown Tenant(s) 1 and Unknown Tenant(s) 2, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Second Floor Lobby of the Franklin County, Florida at 11:00 am, on May 2, 2012, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure, and more particularly described as follows: Lots 12 and 13 of LAKE MCKISSACK PLACE, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page(s) 9, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED March 13, 2012. MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk March 29, April 5, 2012 86735T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-000060-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF KENNETH PFEIFER, Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of KENNETH PFEIFER, deceased, File Number 2011000060-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida 32320. The estate is testate, and the date of the will is May 22, 2011. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives Attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: Any interested person on whom a copy of this notice of administration is served must file on or before the date that is 3 months after the date of service of a copy of the notice of administration on that person any objection that challenges the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative, the venue, or jurisdiction of this Court. Persons who may be entitled to exempt property under Section 732.402, Florida Statutes will be deemed to have waived their rights to claim that property as exempt property unless a petition for determination of exempt property is filed by such persons or on their half on or before the later of the date that is 4 months after the date of service of a copy of this notice of administration on such persons or the date that is 40 days after the date of termination of any proceeding involving the construction, admission to probate, or validity of the will or involving any other matter affecting any part of the exempt property. An election to take an elective share must be filed on or before the earlier of the date that is 6 months after the date of service of a copy of the notice of administration on the surviving spouse, or an attorney in fact or a guardian of the property of the surviving spouse, or the date that is 2 years after the date of the decedents death. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file claims against the estate with with the Court during the time periods set forth in Section 733.702, Florida Statutes, or be forever barred. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL. BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is March 29, 2012. Personal Representative: KEITH M. PFEIFER 8051 Rocky Wood Rd Tallahassee, FL 32305 Attorney for Personal Representative: J. GORDON SHULER, FL Bar No. 0700959 J. GORDON SHULER, P.A. P.O. Drawer 850 Apalachicola, Fl 32329 (850) 653-9226 March 29, April 5, 2012 86809T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-000406-CA FLORIDA BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. S. & P.N.B., LLC, a Florida limited liability company, SIDNEY E. GRAY, an individual, ANGLERS HARBOR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, and UNKNOWN OWNERS SPOUSES/TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Consent Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause on March 23, 2012, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida, described as: See EXHIBIT A attached hereto Lots 19, 21 and 22, Anglers Harbor, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 8, and replatted in Plat Book 8, Page 32, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Together with all existing or subsequently erected or affixed buildings, improvements and fixtures; all easements, rights of way, and appurtenances; all water, water rights, watercourses and ditch rights (including stock in utilities with ditch or irrigation rights); and all other rights, royalties, and profits relating to the real property, including without limitation all minerals, oil, gas, geothermal and similar matters. EXHIBIT B Personal Property All equipment and other personal property affixed to the Real Property described in Exhibit A attached hereto. at public sale on the highest and best bidder for cash, except as set forth herein, at the courthouse steps located at the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida at 11:00 a.m., on May 2, 2012. DATED on March 28, 2012. MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of the Court By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAY-MENT OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSUANT TO THIS FINAL JUDGMENT. IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIEN-HOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWNER, YOU MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS YOURSELF, YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A LAWYER OR ANY OTHER REPRESENTATION AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ASSIGN YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE ELSE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO CLAIM ANY MONEY TO WHICH YOU ARE ENTITLED. PLEASE CHECK WITH THE CLERK OF THE COURT, LOCATED AT 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA, (850) 6538861, WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS AFTER THE SALE TO SEE IF THERE IS ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE FORECLOSURE SALE THAT THE CLERK HAS IN THE REGISTRY OF THE COURT. ATTENTION PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator, at (850) 653-8861 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. If you are hearing or voice impaired please call: 711. April 5, 12, 2012 86763T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012-19-CP Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF Emory Guy Given Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Emory Guy Given, deceased, whose date of death was January 30, 2012, 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 ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 5, 2012. Personal Representative: Cindy L. Sullivan 912 N.W. Avenue C Carrabelle, FL 32322 Attorneys for Personal Representative SANDERS AND DUNCAN, P.A. FL Bar No. 63869 80 MARKET STREET APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 (850) 653-8976 E-Mail Address: bsanders@fairpoint.net April 5, 12, 2012 86811T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-000405-CA FLORIDA BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. S. & P.N.B., LLC, a Florida limited liability company, SIDNEY E. GRAY, an individual, and UNKNOWN OWNERS/ SPOUSES/ TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Consent Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause on March 23, 2012, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida, described as: See EXHIBIT A attached hereto Exhibit A Tract 8-N Commence at an old iron pipe marking the Northwest comer of Lot 54 of the City of St. George, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Public Records of Franklin County, Florida and thence rum South 444.06 feet to an old iron pipe, thence run North 43 degrees 10 minutes 35 seconds East 243.34 feet to the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning continue North 43 degrees 10 minutes 35 seconds East 59.12 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 59 degrees 54 minutes 14 seconds East 166.74 feet to the Northwesterly right of way boundary of U.S. highway No. 98, thence run South 41 degrees 16 minutes 19 seconds West along said right of way boundary 93.51 feet to a concrete monument, thence run North 48 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 165.56 feet to the Point of Beginning. AND Tract 15 Commence at an old Iron pipe marking the Northwest corner of Lot 54 of the City or St. George, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, and thence run South 444.06 feet to an old iron pipe, thence run North 43 degrees 10 minutes 35 seconds East 302.46 feet to a concrete monument for the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning continue North 43 degrees 10 minutes 35 seconds East 110.23 feet to a concrete monument, thence rum South 52 degrees 00 minutes 10 seconds East 160.18 feet to the Northwesterly right of way boundary of U.S. Highway No. 98, thence run South 41 degrees 16 minutes 19 seconds West along said right of way boundary 87.01 feet, thence run North 59 degrees 54 minutes 14 seconds West 166.74 feet to the Point of Beginning. AND Tract 14 Commence at an old iron pipe marking the Northwest corner of Lot 54 of the City of St. George, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, and thence run South 444.06 feet to an old iron pipe, thence run North 43 degrees 10 minutes 35 seconds East 412.69 feet to a concrete monument for the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning continue North 43 degrees 10 minutes 35 seconds East 84.64 feel to a concrete monument, thence run South 52 degrees 53 minutes 45 seconds East 157.52 feet to an iron rod on the Northwesterly right of way boundary of U.S-Highway No. 98 thence run South 41 degrees 16 minutes 19 seconds West along said right of way boundary 86.89 feet, thence run North 52 degrees 00 minutes 10 seconds West 160.18 feet to the Point of Beginning. AND Tract 8-S Commence at an old iron pipe marking the Northwest corner of Lot 54 of the City of St. George, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, and thence run South 444.06 feet to an old iron pipe, thence run North 43 degrees 10 minutes 35 seconds East 243.34 feet, thence run South 48 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 231.56 feet to a concrete monument on the Southeasterly right of way boundary of U.S. highway No. 98 for the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning thence run North 41 degrees 16 minutes 19 seconds East along said right of way boundary 107.38 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 59 degrees 43 minutes 48 seconds East 157.03 feet to the approximate mean highwater line of St. George Sound, thence run South 59 degrees 05 minutes 18 seconds West along said approximate mean highwater line 145.73 feet, thence run North 48 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 109.56 feet to the Point of Beginning. Together with all existing or subsequently erected or affixed buildings, improvements and fixtures; all easements, rights of way, and appurtenances; all water, water rights, watercourses and ditch rights (including stock in utilities with ditch or irrigation rights); and all other rights, royalties, and profits relating to the real property, including without limitation all minerals, oil, gas, geothermal and similar matters. EXHIBIT B Personal Property All equipment and other personal property affixed to the Real Property described in Exhibit A attached hereto. at public sale on the highest and best bidder for cash, except as set forth herein, at the courthouse steps located at the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida at 11:00 a.m., on May 2, 2012. DATED on March 28, 2012. MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of the Court By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAY-MENT OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSUANT TO THIS FINAL JUDGMENT. IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIEN-HOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWNER, YOU MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS YOURSELF, YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A LAWYER OR ANY OTHER REPRESENTATION AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ASSIGN YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE ELSE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO CLAIM ANY MONEY TO WHICH YOU ARE ENTITLED. PLEASE CHECK WITH THE CLERK OF THE COURT, LOCATED AT 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA, (850) 6538861, WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS AFTER THE SALE TO SEE IF THERE IS ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE FORECLOSURE SALE THAT THE CLERK HAS IN THE REGISTRY OF THE COURT. ATTENTION PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator, at (850) 653-8861 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. If you are hearing or voice impaired please call: 711. April 5, 12, 2012 86819T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 10-217-CA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., acting by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, in its capacity as Servicer, 345 St. Peter Street 1100 Landmark Towers St. Paul, MN 55102, Plaintiff, vs. JANET G. WHITMORE, THOR E. WHITMORE, and ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOT 15 OF TURTLE BEACH VILLAGE ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGES 36 AND 37 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS AND EXCEPT ANY PART OF SAID LAND LYING WITHIN ANY EASEMENT AS SHOWN ON SAID PLAT. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1708 Leisure Lane, Saint George Island, Florida 32328, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash at Franklin County Court-house, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 beginning at 11:00 a.m. EST, on the 25th day of April 2012. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrators office not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Timothy D. Padgett, Esq. Timothy D. Padgett, P.A. 2878 Remington Green Circle Tallahassee, FL 32308 (850) 422-2520 Fax: (850) 422-2567 April 5, 12, 2012 86847T IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 19 2011 CC 000045 ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not for profit corporation Plaintiff, vs. EVE DEVANE; HARVEY DEVANE and SUNTRUST BANK, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 27, 2012 and entered in Case No. 19 2011 CC 000045 of the County Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein St. George Plantation Owners Association, Inc. is Plaintiff, and HARVEY DEVANE and EVE DEVANE 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 10th day of July, 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 6, In Block B, of Sea Dune Village, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, at page 21, 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 28th day of March, 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 April 5, 12, 2012 86849T IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 19 2011 CC 000108 ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not for profit corporation Plaintiff, vs. JENNIFER M. KERN, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 27, 2012 and entered in Case No. 19 2011 CC 000108 of the County Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein St. George Plantation Owners Association, Inc. is Plaintiff, and JENNIFER M. KERN is 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 8th day of May, 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 7 of Sea Pine Village, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page(s) 28, 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 28th day of March, 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 April 5, 12, 2012

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Non smoking. 850-212-2063 Text FL03912 to 56654 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, Ground floor, Satellite. 12 x 50 Deck. Only $250 per week. Call: 850-653-5114 1 BRCottageH/AC in Apalachicola, FL. 850-643-7740. Apalachicola3 br, 2 ba house for rent, CH&A, W/D, D/W, $800 First and Last. Brenda 850-227-5380; Gilbert 201-895-4255 Eastpointe-Carrabelle 1bd, 800sf, W/D, stone FP & central AC. $220 bi-weekly; or $440/mo. $200/mo covers all utilities, elec, water, Sat TV & gas. Secluded, 1/2 mi. from beach. 6 mo lease. 1st & security 954-816-7004 South of Hwy 98, 3bd, 1.5ba, $850/mo. 1st & last + dep. Call 850899-8401 or 653-8401 Text FL02133 to 56654 St. George Island-2 br, 1 ba, Canal view. All utilities incl. 6 mo to 1 yr lse. $1125 mo + $500 dep. Call 850-653-5441 Seeking mature quiet female, furn, w/laundry, bathrm. Kitchen Pvlgs no smokers/ pets Ref. + dep $375 mo + util. 850-653-8664 lv msg. Furnished Loft Apt, in historic district. Cbl/wtr incl 1100sf high ceilings, Private entrance and deck. No smkg/ pets. $750 mo. + $750 dep. 850-653-3838 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. 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. Park your car in Classified and see it take off in the fast lane! Logistics/TransportNow HiringCaptains and MatesRetail help needed. Commission based, flexible schedule, part time. Shipwright Wood Boat builder with experience. Call (850) 274-1321 or send email augusta.west@ammfl.org. Web ID#: 34201917 AIRLINE CAREERS BEGIN HERE Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified. Housing available. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-206-9405 Medical/HealthWeems MemorialIs now hiring for the following positions: Dietary Aide EMT Med Tech Lab Tech RN Applications are available at:www weemsmemorial.com &may be submitted to Ginny Griner, WMH HR Director, ggriner@ weemsmemorial.com By mail to: PO Box 580, Apalachicola, FL 32320, or FAXED to(850)-653-1879 Web ID 34203836 Medical/HealthMedical Asst, CNA,Or someone with medical experience for busy doctors office in Apalachicola. Send resume to: CIMG, 155 Ave E, Apalachicola, FL 32320 or email resumemelanieshiver@yahoo.comWeb ID#: 34203169 Text FL03169 to 56654 Food Svs/Hospitality The Port Inn & Mainstay Suites are now accepting applicationsPT Desk Service Agent FT Room Attendant PT Breakfast AttendantWeekends and holidays are required. Dependability is a must! If you have an eye for detail and a passion for service, we want you! Please apply in person at the address below: Make beds, make friends, make money! Inquire about benefits package. EOE, DFWP The Port Inn 501 Monument Ave, PSJ 32456 Food Svs/HospitalityWanted!!!Part time Housekeeper Wanted to join us at the Gibson Inn. Good attitude, references required. Apply in person at Gibson Inn team. 51 Avenue C HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESAccepting Applications *Full-time reservationist w/great benefits. *Part-time seasonal housecleaning inspectors. Both positions require weekend work. Apply in person 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island Install/Maint/Repair Part Time position available forGeneral Maint/Techposition for 32 Unit apt complex in Carabelle. Must have own tools and pass background & drug test. General knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, and electrical req. Painting a plus. Apply at 807 Grey Ave. #33, Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri. 8-5pm. Or call 697-2017 EOE/DFWP Food Svs/Hospitality*Servers *Cooks Dishwashers *Bartenders *BussersBLUE PARROT Now HIRINGPlease apply in person between 9a-5pm 7 days a week@ Blue Parrot St. Georges Island Food Svs/HospitalityPapa Joes Oyster Bar & GrillNow HiringAll Positions!!! Apply in person only Business/MgmtNOTICE OF POSITIONThe Apalachicola Bay and River Keeper, Inc. d/b/a the Apalachicola Riverkeeper, a Florida nonprofit corporation and 501(c)(3) public charity, is seeking a Deputy Director to assist the Executive Director in all aspects of organization development and operations as needed. Successful candidates will be highly organized and motivated and have a strong track record in nonprofit fundraising, business and staff management, organizational development and administration. An ability to deal with and prioritize an abundance of tasks and a strong, but balanced environmental/conservation ethic is necessary. The Apalachicola Riverkeepers mission is to provide stewardship and advocacy for the protection of the Apalachicola River and Bay, its tributaries and watersheds, in order to improve and maintain its environmental integrity, and to preserve its natural, scenic, recreational and commercial fishing character. The Apalachicola Riverkeeper was established in 1999, is licensed by the Waterkeeper Alliance, and is one of over 200 WaterKeeper organizations worldwide. The Apalachicola Riverkeepers financial support comes from individual and business donors, private foundations, and government grants. The work of the Apalachicola Riverkeeper is accomplished by three staff members, independent contractors including attorneys and technical experts, and dedicated volunteers. The Apalachicola Riverkeeper will fill this position by May 15, 2012. The position is part-time with an expectation of growth to full time by the later part of 2012. Compensation: competitive with health care insurance available. AR provides opportunities to applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or military status. Please review the Job Description at http://www.apalachicolariverkeeper.org/deputy_director0.aspx. Send qualifications and letter of interest by no later than 1 May 2012 to: riverkeeper@apalachicolariverkeeper.org or by mail to Apalachicola Riverkeeper, Box 8, Apalachicola, FL 32329. All responses should be clearly marked Application for Deputy Director. Web ID#: 34203085 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. FRANKLIN COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT, LANDFILL and COURTHOUSE AUCTION Date: April 26, 2012 Starting Time: 10:00 AM Contact Person: Hubert W. Chipman Location: Road Department 376 State Road 65 Eastpoint, FL 32328 Contact Number: Phone:(850) 670-8640 Auction will be for Trucks, Equipment and Some Office Equipment. They can be seen before auction at the Road Department Sweatmore Strawberry RanchOPEN MAR 22nd 8AM Weather Permitting Mon-Sat 8am-7pm Sunday 8am-5pm 850-722-4819 Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. 747-5020 Classified Advertising works hard ...filling the employment needs of area business firms, helping people to meet their prospective employers, helping people buy and sell all kinds of goods and services, and much more! Nothing works harder than the Classifieds! 747-5020

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LocalA16 | The Times Thursday, April 5, 2012 Real Estate Picks 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 Uta Hardy Broker AssociateJeff Galloway Real Estate Cell: 850.323.0888 / Ofc.: 850.927.2596 uhardy@gtcom.net MLS 243756, BR/2BA Cottage close to downtown; new kitchen and baths, new Hardie-board siding and nicely landscaped. Asking price $189,000. To find out more about Sadies Cottage contact Uta Hardy with Jeff Galloway Real Estate, 850-323-0888 Mary SeymourJeff Galloway Real Estate Cell: 850.728.8578 / Ofc.: 850.927.2596 mary@beachbyjeff.com MLS 244682Price Reduced!! $152,000 138 5th Street Apalachicola Northside Mary Seymour, Jeff Galloway Real Estate 850 728-8578 Uta Hardy Broker AssociateJeff Galloway Real Estate Cell: 850.323.0888 / Ofc.: 850.927.2596 uhardy@gtcom.net MLS 245429 Perfect custom-built home in the Plantation on St. George Island! One-level living with separate areas for guests and office, Pine floors, Cypress walls and built in shelves, Pella/ double windows blinds inside, Elevator! Beachside with gorgeous Bay views. Asking price $479,000.Contact Uta Hardy, Jeff Galloway Real Estate, 850-323-0888 John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.comMLS#245368$399,000St. George IslandOPPORTUNITY KNOCKS master bedroom & an extra deck at ground level make this Boardwalk Cottage unique, Brick paver driveway, Conveniently located near Lighthouse Park, shops, restaurants, and Bike Path, Short Sale, East Gorrie Dr. BEST BUY! John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.comMLS#245369$999,000St. George IslandPLANTATION BEACHFRONT5 BR, 5 BA home across the street from the new Plantation GET YOUR AD IN 653-8868Trades & Services Laban Bontrager, DMD Monica Bontrager, DMD 12761 Pea Ridge Road Bristol, Florida 32321TELEPHONE (850) 643-5417 Bristol Dental ClinicDENTURE LAB ON PREMISESSame Day Service on Repairs and Relines Don Lively General Contractors 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 JACKSONS Building Supplies & Auto Repair Carrabelle 697-3333 We Deliver AnywhereHardware and Paint Center Electrical & Finish Carpentry850-229-6751850-227-5666Michael & Anthony TonyPoloronis&Sons,Inc. NO JOB TOO BIGPLEASE CALL JOE @ 850-670-5478joes_lawn@yahoo.comJOES LAWN CARE J.J.s Tree Service, LLC Stump Grinder Licensed & Insured Call John : (850) 899-8432 ROBERTS APPLIANCE REPAIR ALL MAJOR BRANDS 18 Shadow Lane Apalachicola, FL 32320 Phone: (850) 653-8122 Cell: (850) 653-7654 Trades & Services Special to the TimesApalachicolas Gibson Inn will again be the site for people looking to sell buy precious metals, jewelry, historical artifacts, antiques and other collectibles. Ohio Valley Gold & Silver Events will be at the hotel, at 51 Ave. C in Apalachicola, from Tuesday through Sunday, April 10-15, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends until 4 p.m. Gold and silver markets have not been this strong for over 30 years, said company spokesman, Dennis Kouts. There was buried treasure in the backyard just waiting to be dug up and the family knew it, said Colleen Rivera, a show manager, in recounting one of many stories surrounding the events held by the Spring eld, Ill.-based company. So one day the granddaughter decided to excavate what her grandmother, an escapee from an oppressive Russian tsarist rule, put in the dirt years ago. Turns out it was $57,000 worth of Russian gold rubles, Rivera said. When someone brings in an item, the Ohio Valley experts evaluate it based on rarity, collectability, condition and market value, and then make an offer which, if accepted, means writing a check, sending that person home with some extra cash. Our job is to nd buyers for items. Were the middle man. We try to nd someone in that market interested, said Jeramy Weese, also a show manager for the company. Weese said when an individual brings in an item, the buyers will enter details into their online system which connects with more than 10,000 collectors. Items can range from coin collections to vintage guitars and everything in between. If we can get someone to generate an offer, they agree to the terms and we give them a check on the spot. However, if more than one collector is interested, the offer can go higher, said Weese. David Ford, a buyer for the company, said he enjoys traveling to different towns each week and nding new and interesting items. A few weeks back he had a woman come in with a coin she bought the night before for a $1 from the casino where she worked. She walked out that morning with a check for $50. She joked that this was the quickest $49 dollars she ever made, Ford said. A few recent nds for collectors have included a rare gold coin collection purchased for $107,000 and a letter written by George Washington to the doctor of his wife expressing his disdain toward the doctors actions regarding her treatment. Also at a recent show in Ohio, a local resident brought in a letter from Abraham Lincoln that she thought was a fake for over 15 years and walked out $25,000 richer after nding out it was an authentic letter. Admission is free to the event. For more questions, call (217) 726-7590. Gibson hosts gold and silver event next week