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Publication Date: 04-12-2012
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Brayden Brown with the silver egg that won him a special prize. Thursday, April 12, 2012 By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com Rod Gasche has resigned from Carrabelles planning and zoning board after city commissioners last week nixed a P&Z plan designed to allow alcohol to be served in a larger portion of the commercial district. At their regular April 5 meeting, Carrabelle commissioners voted 3-2 to keep in place Ordinance 450, a law that places a 500-foot buffer zone around churches, schools and playgrounds. Commissioners Charlotte Schneider and Cal Allen were both opposed. The vote followed a brief discussion of the alternative plan presented by the P&Z. Shirley Cox told Allen after the meeting that she planned to resign from the P&Z but in a telephone interview Monday, she said she had reconsidered. I spoke in the heat of the moment, Cox said. It was pretty frustrating you could see on everybodys faces that theyd done a lot of work. I feel that the discussion was cut off too soon by Mayor Messer. The two commissioners that did vote against the existing ordinance wanted to say more. There was frustration on everybodys part. Cox said she would remain on the board to equalize things. In a telephone interview Friday, Gasche said he was fed up with the backstabbing. They have closed the city for future development. Im tired of trying to ght the good ght and having too much backroom politics. The plan presented by P&Z would have created zones where bars could be located, and additional zones where restaurants that earn at least 51 percent of their income through food sales would be permitted to serve wine and beer. Commissioners got copies of the proposed map a week before the meeting, and maps were distributed to audience members during the meeting. P&Z board member Steve Allen, acting as a private citizen, presented his own, more conservative version of the zone map with a larger buffer in some areas and a requirement that restaurants earn at least 75 percent of their revenue from food sales. He said he had not discussed his plan with his father, Cal Allen. Steve Allen said he created the map after consulting several local pastors. I tried to get a solution everybody could live with, he said. In presenting the P&Z plan, Gasche warned commissioners that denying restaurants the right to serve wine or beer with a meal Carrabelles bottle battle rages on ROD GASCHE STEVEN ALLEN HOMER MCMILLAN By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Franklin Countys jobless rate saw a sharp drop in February, falling by 0.6 percentage points to 7.3 percent, even as the labor force grew. According to preliminary numbers released March 30 by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), 31 people dropped off the countys jobless rolls in February, from 424 down to 393, while the labor force expanded, from 5,384 to 5,410. The countys labor force remains larger than it was one year ago, when it comprised 5,319 workers, and when the jobless rate was higher, at 8.3 percent. Franklin Countys jobless picture moved it up to sixth best in the state. Monroe County had the states lowest rate, at 5.4 percent, followed by Walton at 6.5, Okaloosa at 6.6, Alachua at 7.0 and Leon at 7.1. The countys improved jobless picture corresponded to improvement in nearby counties, both of which are struggling with worse unemployment than Franklins. For the third consecutive month, the unemployment rate in the Gulf Coast Workforce region (Bay, Franklin, and Gulf counties) declined, dropping to 9.1 percent in February. This was 1.9 percentage points lower than the regions year ago rate of 11 percent and equal to the state rate of 9.1 percent. Out of a labor force of 101,422, there were 9,219 unemployed Gulf Coast residents. Weve had small but steady improvements in our unemployment rate over the past couple of months, said Kim Bodine, executive director for the Gulf Coast Workforce Board. Our unemployment rate is now at the lowest its been since July 2010. Unemployment in Bay and Gulf counties both fell below 10 percent, with Bay dropping by nearly 1 percent point, from 10.1 to 9.2 percent, and Gulf tumbling by 0.8 percent points, to 9.3 from 10.1. In February 2012, there were 72,700 nonagricultural jobs in the Panama City metro area, up 1,600 jobs over the year. This area experienced an annual rate of job gain of 2.3 percent, while the state gained jobs at a rate of 1.1 percent. Leisure and hospitality (+900 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (+700 jobs); government (+300 jobs); and nancial activities, education and health County jobless rate continues to improve in February By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | #ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Drivers in Apalachicola will soon face lots more stop signs throughout town, part of an effort city leaders say will force them to slow down. By unanimous consent on April 3, city commissioners approved adding new stop signs at 18 intersections, converting half of them from oneway stops to three-way stops, and the other half from two-way stops to fourway stops. We have to slow the traf c down, its a problem, said Mayor Van Johnson. City Administrator Betty Taylor-Webb said she and Police Chief Bobby Varnes reviewed an extensive list of complaints that the city has elded over several months. They then examined how to best address problems of speeding, and in some cases dif culties with sight lines, by increasing the number of stop signs. What we did is we tried to address every complaint, said Taylor-Webb. Council: Slow down, Apalach Passion play brings Easter to life On Good Friday, April 6, the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Apalachicola staged an open air passion play, It was the Blood, a drama written and directed by Mt. Zions Pastor Barry Hand. Adrian Hendels, of Apalachicola, a 17-year-old senior at the Franklin County High School, took the role of Jesus. Other roles were lled by talented members of the church choir, who performed a musical tribute as part of the production. The purpose was for people to see Jesus as the forgiver of our sins and that he conquered our fears, guilt, shame and poverty. When Adrian said the last words, It is nished (it was meant to show that) whatever we are carrying in this life, Jesus conquered it on the cross when he said those words, Hand said. Hand has written for the stage in the past and some of his works have been performed in Atlanta. In June, another of his works, The Family Portrait will open at the Dixie Theatre with a multiracial cast. We are quite looking forward to that, Hand said. Photos by LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Adrian Hendels, as Jesus on the cross, while a Roman solder, Jeffrey Banks, prays at right. Easter celebration Bunny brings bounty to kids across the county By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com Hundreds of kids enjoyed a traditional egg hunt this Easter. In Carrabelle, the chamber of commerce put on a party for the youngsters. On St. George Island, the big guy hopped by Harry As with a basket of fun. The First United Methodist Church in Apalachicola organized a community egg hunt in Lafayette Park, and Project Impact sponsored the third annual Spring Bling with fun and games over spirng break. LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Passion play brings Easter to life On Good Friday, April 6, the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Apalachicola staged an open air passion play, It was the Blood, a drama written and directed by Mt. Zions Pastor Barry Hand. Adrian Hendels, of Apalachicola, a 17-year-old senior at the Franklin County High School, took the role of Jesus. Other roles were lled by talented members of the church choir, who performed a musical tribute as The purpose was for people to see Jesus as the forgiver of our sins and that he conquered our fears, guilt, shame and poverty. When Adrian said the last words, It is nished (it was meant to show that) whatever we are carrying in this life, Jesus conquered it on the cross when he said Hand has written for the stage in the past and some of his works have been performed The Family Portrait will open at the Dixie Theatre with a multiracial cast. We are quite Adrian Hendels, as Jesus on the cross, while a Roman solder, Jeffrey Banks, prays at right. the third annual Spring Bling with fun and games over spirng break. Brayden Brown with the silver egg that won him a special prize. Passion play brings Easter to life On Good Friday, April 6, the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Apalachicola staged an open air passion directed by Mt. Zions Pastor Barry Hand. Adrian Hendels, of Apalachicola, a 17-year-old senior at the Franklin County High School, took the role of Jesus. Other roles were lled by talented members of the church choir, who performed a musical tribute as The purpose was for people to see Jesus as the forgiver of our sins and that he conquered our fears, guilt, shame and poverty. When Adrian said show that) whatever we are carrying in this life, The Times Adrian Hendels, as Jesus on the cross, while a Roman solder, Jeffrey Banks, prays at right. See SLOW DOWN A5 See EASTER A14 See BOTTLE BATTLE A2 See JOBLESS A5 We have to slow the traf c down, its a problem. Mayor Van Johnson xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM VOL. 126 ISSUE 50 Phone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8036 Circulation: 800-345-8688 Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . . A6 Faith . . . . . . . A7 Outdoors . . . . . A8 Tide Chart . . . . . A8 Sports . . . . . . A9 Classi eds . . . A12-A13 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 From Apalach to American League, A9 Salute your senior Seahawks Franklin County High School will host two senior nights this week at The Nest for its graduating softball and baseball players. The Lady Seahawks will be saluted tonight, April 12, during the game against Godby, which starts at 6 p.m. The Seahawks will be honored tomorrow April 13, during the game against West Gadsden, which also starts at 6 p.m. Marine art exhibit reception Saturday The American Society of Marine Artist Members exhibit will feature artists Bill Farnsworth, Hodges Soileau, Mary Erickson, Don Maitz and Val Sandell at the Center for History, Culture and Art, at 86 Water Street. The center is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, from 6-8 p.m. For information call 1855 APALACH or visit www. historicapalachicola.com. 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 at Carrabelle Thompson Airport. He said 60 cars were registered to participate, double the number attending last years October Speedfest, with about 15 of the drivers repeat entries. For information call (850) 585-5168. 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 all day. At 6 p.m. there will be a dinner and lecture. Reservations required. For information call 653-9419 or email info@ apalachicolabay.org.

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Local A2 | The Times Thursday, April 12, 2012 would discourage tourism. We are such a small community we cant afford to alienate new busi nesses, he said. Homer McMillan, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist Church, said Gasche made two false assump tions. McMillan argued there are already enough restaurants in Carrabelle and that a restaurant can be successful without serving alcohol. He told commissioners he had spent three hours in P&Z meetings discussing alternative schemes. We did have an opportunity to enter into dialogue, but (the new plan does) not create a real buffer zone, he said. In some cases the only buffer is the churchs land. We still feel that only the commercial interests of the city were consid ered. Ultimately it was not some thing that was going to offer the churches any protection. He said he had taken heat from members of the faith com munity for even considering an alternative to the current 500-foot buffer zone. Cal Allen said he wanted more information on what kind of pro tection McMillan and his associ ates were seeking. He said he was concerned about remaining con sistent with state statutes. Commissioner Brenda La Paz said she had not had sufcient time to study Steve Allens map, but had researched the P&Z proposal and feared creating zones would allow for favoritism. I think we need to stick with a specic distance, she said. I think theres a reason that all mu nicipalities stick with a specic distance. (The new plan) is incon sistent and leaves room for special choices by P&Z. I dont think were ready for it. Cal Allen said he believed the 500-foot buffer would interfere with some existing businesses ability to sell their property. McMillan, who is also an attor ney, responded that, No one has an offer on a sale of property now. This could always be brought up again. I have spent 40 to 60 hours on this problem and those were not billable hours. I would like to see a resolution. Im not in favor of referral back to P&Z. I think its time for the commission to make a decision. McMillan said he was in pos session of 160 adult signatures on a petition but was not in favor of a single commissioner being re called. During the course of the year-long debate on alcohol sales and churches, audience members had made comments that they would hold commissioners votes against them. I appreciate your service, McMillan said. Former commissioner Jim Brown supported McMillans stance, and said the new proposals did not touch on the real problem. Weve got a good ordinance, he said. To me this is being rushed and it should not be. Theres going to be a time when the area where alcohol being consumed will grow but lets not rush into this. Gasche argued for the P&Z plan. If we leave this as it is, it shuts down 80 percent of the com mercial property that we have. The churches on Tallahassee Street are located illegally in a commercial zone. Youre shutting down any possible improvement in our commercial district forever. Youre putting the city in nancial purgatory. Commissioner Frank Mathes moved to maintain the existing or dinance with the 500-foot buffer. La Paz seconded his motion. We need more time to try to work this out. There is a serious problem, said Cal Allen. But Carrabelle Mayor Curley Messer cut off discussion, elicit ing groans from the audience. We need to do something, he said. Its been going on and going on. Skip Frink, owner of the Tal lahassee Street business that sparked the alcohol debate in Car rabelle as far back as four years ago, responded angrily to the vote, and asked does anyone want to buy a hotel? He said Tuesday that he regret ted his outburst. But now that I have thought it all over again, I want some things to be clear to all because this goes much fur ther than The Old Carrabelle Ho tel, he said. Carrabelles unpaid P&Z board devoted many hours to interviews with voters, and with online research. Two excel lent maps were produced. The commission did not even look at them, and there was no discus sion, since one ministers speech lasted over 15 minutes and made the mayor impatient. Almost as if this decision was made before the meeting. Frink said he believed that by keeping the ordinance in place, existing Carrabelle businesses in the 500-foot buffers, if they are sold, may never again sell alco hol, including Carrabelle Junc tion and Harrys Bar. After the meeting, though,. City Attorney Dan Hartman said that an existing business with a liquor license would not necessar ily be prevented from selling alco hol if it were to change hands. He said churches within the commer cial district are grandfathered in, but that under new state land use guidelines, a church is not an al lowable use of commercial prop erty. He said a special exception would be required to locate a new church in the commercial zone. Frink remained adamant that the commissioners action makes new business generation more dif cult. There is no doubt that sup port is needed for the wishes of retired and xed-income people. But when city commissions do not back their hard-working pro ductive merchants, the city does not deserve them, and eventually they wont be here anymore, he said.This was a very bad move. LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Map of the P&Zs proposed zones. BOTTLE BATTLE from page A1

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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 By Tom Nordlie Special to the Times When nature lovers book vacations in the great outdoors, they want their dollars to help preserve the places they visit, and a University of Florida study suggests that often happens. Research in Costa Rica, one of the worlds top destinations for naturebased tourism, showed that successful tour businesses usually invested in environmental protection and maintenance, and tour businesses of all sizes circulated money throughout local economies. The ndings could help Floridas edgling naturebased tourism industry increase its appeal to potential customers, said author Taylor Stein, an associate professor with UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The study appears in the current issue of the journal Environmental Conservation. Letting customers know is the key, said Stein, of UFs School of Forest Resources and Conservation. If you think part of your market will appreciate your efforts to preserve the environment, tell them what youre doing. Though Florida is best known for tourist destinations that arent off the beaten path think theme parks, golf courses and beaches Stein says the Sunshine State is becoming more conservation-oriented nonetheless. It used to be that you didnt see hotels bragging about the fact that they dont wash the bath towels every day of your stay, he said. But now, its rare not to see these signs in most hotels. If that makes customers happier, the hotels will do it. Helping customers feel greener about their vacations was a key goal for larger businesses involved in the UF study, which surveyed tour operators and travel agencies in six parts of Costa Rica. The larger, more commercially successful operators indicated that they provided environmental education to visitors, supported conservation initiatives, recycled waste and used environmentally friendly equipment. Regardless of size, most of the businesses reported employing local residents, purchasing supplies locally and using local lodging. In Florida, nature-based tourism was the fastestgrowing sector of the states tourism industry in the 1990s, and may still be. Stein said there hasnt been much denitive research on the subject lately. But most Florida counties hope to market their natural attractions, he said. And at least one is working to position itself as a top destination for nature-based tourism. Thats Brevard County, located on the Atlantic coast and home to the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian Inlet State Park and several other notable attractions. Thats a pretty big deal for Florida, Stein said. Were not used to saying come to our forests, come to our springs. Stein authored the study with graduate student Lisa Seales. His latest project focuses on ways to market the Florida National Scenic Trail, which covers 1,400 miles from the westernmost part of the Panhandle to the southern tip of peninsular Florida. Tom Nordlie is a writer for the University of Florida News Desk. Thursday, April 12, 2012 By Caty Greene Special to the Times I am constantly being bombarded with ideas of books to buy for the Apalachicola Municipal Library. There are so many non-ction titles that would be wonderful, but unfortunately the budget allows for many fewer. NPRs Weekend Edition on Saturday April 7 had interviews with two authors. The rst book was called The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Rolls Best-Kept Secret by Kent Hartman. Its a fascinating look into the West Coast recording studio scene of the s and the inside story of the music you heard on the radio. As a child of the 60s I was oored to discover that a group of unnamed studio musicians are really the voices and instrumental performers on many very famous tracks by groups like Byrds, the Beach Boys and Simon & Garfunkel. The famous riffs that take me back to those days were produced by talent who never got credit. On a very different subject, another interview was with Elaine Pagels, author and educator, who teaches religion at Princeton. The book is called Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation. This is a part of the Bible that has always fascinated me, and I was interested to learn that its inclusion in the Bible was highly contested, and its author is still, according to some, shrouded in mystery. On the other end of the religious spectrum is Richard Dawkins new book The Magic of Reality: How We Know Whats Really True and Susan Jacobys 2004 book: Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism. Both were on Chris Hayes Saturday morning show on MSNBC a couple of weeks ago, with Harvard professor Steven Pinker, author of the 2011 book The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined. and author and columnist Robert Wright. Finally, a positive note for the library, the library owns Wrights 2009 book: The Evolution of God. Wright also writes for the Atlantic Monthly and this book is really interesting. I have read it. Just one more I would like to recommend The Age of Wonder: How the Romanic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes. I have not actually read this one, but was reminded when I saw it on the shelf that I want to. Browsing is one of the fun things you can do in a library, and its free. If my taste in books is not your taste, you can be sure that yours will be represented too and we take requests for purchases, if we have the money. Caty Greene is the librarian for the Apalachicola Municipal Library. To reach her, call 653-8436. In these uncertain times, millions of people have indicated they need a safe and convenient way to save for their long-term goals. In response, the U.S. Department of the Treasury is launching a new public education initiative, Ready. Save.Grow. The campaign will provide information and access to affordable, safe and convenient Treasury savings options that can help people take control of their future. Now more than ever, people are looking for reliable, long-term savings options that will help them buy a new home, provide for their childs college education or prepare for retirement, said Bureau of the Public Debt Commissioner Van Zeck. Our new Ready. Save. Grow. campaign offers information and solutions to people who may not be aware of Treasury savings options, such as digital savings bonds and Treasury marketable securities. The Treasury Departments Bureau of the Public Debt offers interest-bearing digital savings bonds for as little as $25 and Treasury marketable securities for as little as $100, with no risk of principal loss. These savings options are offered through TreasuryDirect. gov, and can be purchased online or through payroll direct deposit after opening a free TreasuryDirect account. More than a million people have already opened accounts in TreasuryDirect, a secure, web-based system operated by the Bureau of the Public Debt since 2002. Consumers can nd savings tips and other resources, including information about Treasury savings options and how to open and manage an account by visiting www. treasurydirect.gov/ readysavegrow The preceding information has been provided by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Public Debt. A new report from the Florida Department of Education shows that students who attend charter schools outpace their traditional public school counterparts on state assessments. Required by state law, the report, Student Achievement in Floridas Charter Schools: A Comparison with Achievement in Traditional Public Schools, is a statewide analysis of student achievement in charter schools versus the achievement of comparable students in traditional public schools. This report clearly demonstrates that charter schools are a viable option for parents, said Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson. Charter schools offer a wide range of educational environments to meet the needs of students and their families. Using data from the 2010-11 school year, the report makes 168 comparisons covering three measurements: FCAT prociency percentages, achievement gaps, and learning gains. Each of these measurement areas are further broken down to offer a more detailed view of student achievement. The FCAT prociency section of the report contains 54 separate comparisons of student achievement using both overall rates of prociency by grade groupings and comparisons of subgroup performance. In 50 of the 54 comparisons, charter school students outperformed traditional public school students. The achievement gap section contains both longitudinal and current data to analyze the gap between white students and African American students, and white students and Hispanic students in reading, math and science. The achievement gap was smaller for charter school students in 16 of the 18 comparisons. The learning gains section of the report makes 96 comparisons of learning gains made by charter school students and traditional public school students. Charter school students had higher average learning gains in 79 of the 96 comparisons. Charter schools are independent public schools with the autonomy and exibility to provide expanded learning opportunities to meet students individual educational needs. Charter schools are overseen by a governing board while being held accountable to state standards for academic performance and nancial solvency. For more information about Floridas charter schools and other educational options, or to download the report Student Achievement in Floridas Charter Schools: A Comparison with Achievement in Traditional Public Schools can be found at www. oridaschoolchoice.org SPECI A L TO THE T IME S Butch Foust, president of the PALS library support group, sorts through old books as the library prepares for its May 5 Book Sale to raise funds for future acquisitions. Books we would own, if we could @ THE LIBRARY Caty Greene Ready. Save. Grow. campaign urges savings State says charter schools outpace counterparts Nature-based tourism can benet environment P HOTO BY T HOM AS WRIGHT | UF/IFAS Taylor Stein interviews a hiker on the Florida Trail.

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Local The Times | A5 Thursday, April 12, 2012 News BRIEFS Habitat wants family for Eastpoint home The family selection/ family support committee of Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County will hold two workshops this month to choose a family for its next house, to be build in Eastpoint. The workshops will be held at 5 p.m. on April 17 and 19 in the Franklin County Public Library meeting rooms, on island Drive. Apalachicola exhibits marine art To coincide with the 2012 Apalachicola Antique and Classic Boat Show, Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, at 86 Water Street, has organized a marine art exhibition and sale from now through April 28, with an opening reception scheduled for Saturday, April 14, from 6-8 p.m. The American Society of Marine Artist Members exhibit will feature artists Bill Farnsworth, Hodges Soileau, Mary Erickson, Don Maitz and Val Sandell. The center is stewarding the 52foot Apalachicola Traders Canoe, discovered in spring 2006 in the Apalachicola River and now on display. The center is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Community garden hosts April 22 Earth Day City Square Community Garden hosts the annual Earth Day-Arbor Day celebration at 5 p.m. April 22. The garden is located at the intersection of 8th Street and Avenue F. Come share good food, good music, and the commitment to building a healthy, happy community for all to enjoy. Carrabelle plans river clean-up Carrabelle CARES will tackle litter in the Carrabelle River Watershed, as part of the National River Cleanup, Saturday, April 21. Volunteers meet at the pavilion on Marine St. at 8:30 a.m. For info call 6972141 or email tballen@att. net. She distributed a list of the proposed changes, which were approved by city commissioners with little discussion. Rarely does a regular meeting go by without at least one member of the audience complaining about speeding in the city. Changing from one-way stops to three way stops will be: Bay Avenue and Eighth Street Bay Avenue and 11th Street 17th Avenue and Cornelius Rizer Street 18th Avenue and Ellis Van Vleet Street 22nd Avenue and Cornelius Rizer Street 25th Avenue and Bobby Cato Street 24th Avenue and 12th Street 25th Avenue and Timothy Simmons Street The Prado and Shadow Lane Taylor-Webb said that of these, only Prado and Shadow Lane, and 24th Avenue and 12th Street, involve county thoroughfares, but that the changes will still be made. Changing from two-way stops to four-ways will be: Avenue L and 17th Street 22nd Avenue and Earl King Street 22nd Avenue and James Clay Street 23rd Avenue and Earl King Street 24th Avenue and Bobby Cato Street 24th Avenue and Earl King Street Avenue H and Eighth Street Martin Luther King Avenue and 10th Street Avenue H and 9th Street Taylor-Webb said that additional signs and poles should cost about $50 each. She said she expects the changes, effective immediately, to be implemented in full by the end of June. Varnes said erecting additional stop signs is less expensive than adding speed bumps, which some residents have advocated. The chief said that in some cases near the new stop signs, existing speed bumps will be taken up and used elsewhere. In another related police matter, city commissioners heard a stern complaint from Fire Chief George Watkins that he had been stopped in recent weeks by sheriffs deputies while traveling in his truck in the Hill area. He said he was on routine business in the late afternoon when the stop was made, part of a pattern of checks he makes regularly around the city to see if anything is amiss with the citys re protection. He said in one case, he spotted a water leak that would have led to thousands of gallons of lost water. Watkins said that while he was not arrested or detained, he felt he had not been treated with the same deference due other area re chiefs. Would it have happened to Jay Abbott? What about George Pruett? What about Carl Whaley? he asked, referring to chiefs of three other volunteer re departments. Im in my 28th year on the re department. Ive never felt like this before in my town. Watkins said he had talked with Lt. Brad Segree, who leads the drug task force that conducted the stop. He said they did nothing wrong, that theyre just real thorough about it, Watkins said. City commissioners all were supportive of Watkins, and agreed to author a letter to Sheriff Skip Shiver regarding the incident. Youre an outstanding member of this community and there was no reason for them doing what they did, said Commissioner Jimmy Elliott. You have rights and they have to protect those rights as of cers. Johnson said he had spoken twice with Shiver. Commissioner Brenda Ash said she too had spoken with the sheriff. He is doing some investigating, Ash said. Its unfortunate, but youre not the only one it happens too. Ive heard of several instances of this type of behavior and Ive made this known to the sheriff as well. The mayor asked Watkins whether he might consider driving a clearly identi able city truck, but the re chief said the only way to do that without having the city buy a new truck, would be for Watkins to donate his personal truck to the city and then add a light or other of cial insignia to it. I make the rounds, I have my routine, Watkins said. 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The gains were offset by losses in mining, logging, and construction (-400 jobs) and information and professional and business services (-100 jobs each). Manufacturing remained unchanged over the year. Nonagricultural employment growth rates in leisure and hospitality (+8.3 percent); trade, transportation, and utilities (+5.1 percent); other services (+3.4 percent); nancial activities (+2.9 percent); and government (+2.0) exceeded state growth rates. Would it have happened to Jay Abbott? What about George Pruett? What about Carl Whaley? Im in my 28th year on the re department. Ive never felt like this before in my town. Fire Chief George Watkins SLOW DOWN from page A1 JOBLESS from page A1

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A6 | The Times Thursday, April 12, 2012 PET OF THE WEEK Franklin County Humane Society WE CAN HELP! GOT MOSQUITOES? CALL L OIS AT 653-5857 Franklin Countys ONLY LOC AL Pest Control Company Qualications: Expertise in: Now Accepting Appointments Call Toll Free 888-681-5864 For more info www.seclung.com Lung Disease Specialist Rob Garver, MD Now Seeing Patients in Port St. Joe NOW BCBS-FL I N -NETWORK PROV I DER Society On March 14, the Lanark Village Red Hats hosted their monthly luncheon at Pam and Don Ashleys home, Breakaway Lodge, and raised $200 for Habitat for Humanity. Habitat is currently building their fourth house in Eastpoint. According to their website, the Red Hat Society has become the international society dedicated to reshaping the way women are viewed in todays culture. It encourages women to pursue fun, friendship, freedom, ful llment of lifelong dreams and tness. The Red Hat Society has spent over a decade developing a strong online communication tool for members assisting them in gaining exciting ways to enjoy life, sharing their motivating stories and helping members nd local hatters and activities they can participate in. Women over age 50 are known as Red Hatters, while those under 50 are lovingly referred to as Pink Hatters. 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. Special to the Times Super duper, Gary Cooper! Hope your weekend went as planned. Plenty to take part in and enjoy the sunny weather. Tonyas Hope Cancer Fundraiser was well supported. Thomas Lee and his crew did another great job at the grill and the ladies filled in with side dishes. Thank you all. It was super. Cliff Carroll, a candidate for county sheriff, and his wife pitched in to help. Mrs. Carroll was in the serving line at lunch. You got that right. They didnt pull my ticket out of the hopper bummer! I didnt win the $100 worth of groceries from IGA either. Oh well. We need to pray for Arthur Perry from Two Als. He had triple bypass surgery last Wednesday, April 4. He is recovering and doing well. Dont forget Friday nights are hamburger and chip night at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. The guys start cooking at 5 p.m. Sometimes the ladies do the cooking. Your donation of $6 will be collected from a member inside. Public welcome. On Sunday, April 15, we will have our monthly covered dish at Chillas Hall. We line up at 1 p.m. All you need is a dish to share and a donation. Then Sunday afternoon, at our Legion Post, its Pizza Pizza. Orders are taken from 5-7 p.m. By the slice is $1, whole pizza-eat-in is $8 and one to go is $10. Come on down and join us. Of course everyone is welcome. Be kind to one another. Check in on the sick and housebound and remember, ASAP also stands for Always Say a Prayer. Until next time, God bless America, our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry. Lanark Red Hats fundraise for Habitat Denise McCalpin, Caleb Kembro LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh Tonyas Hope fundraiser well-supported Grant Peeples is a musician I regret waiting so long to hear. He was at the Dixie Saturday night March 31, closing down the 2012 season with his blessed lyrical wit, the ful llment of contemporary American folk music. With a bass player to his right, and a ddler to the left of his frets, Peeples delivered the goods, and us from evil. This is a subject I know about, folk music. It was the earliest music I recall listening to, making it the type I have loved the longest. Its what I sang with my family when we went camping, and drove long distances with me staring out the window at the world out there. You hear someone singing, especially your Mom, while you look up at the mountains or snake through a forest road, and it is understandable that I would equate American exceptionalism with the moral teachings found in folk music. But whereas all I know about folk music can t in a tambourine, I had not heard Peeples before Saturday night, other than the here and there I read online. But I knew he did folk music, which when compared to more popular genres attracts an audience roughly equivalent to how well Wednesday night Bible study does when compared to Easter services. This is not a bad analogy. Peeples named his recent album Okra and Ecclesiastes, and what it suggests is what came to life. With the indignant and plaintive spirit of an Old Testament prophet, Peeples message rolled off the Dixie stage like cold waters to a weathered soul. It was an invigorating and inspiring concert, and the best way the audience could appreciate it was to just watch it roll by with the windows rolled down. By David Adlerstein Panhandle Players Inc. presents Sex Please Were Sixty, written by Florida playwrights Michael and Susan Parker and directed by Margy Oehlert. This modern little farce is fashioned after the British production from the 70s entitled No Sex Please, Were British. The action takes place in Mrs. Stancliffs Rose Cottage Bed and Breakfast, somewhere in New England. A romance novelist, a Southern belle, and a chemists assistant all succumb to the advances of one Bud the Stud with the aid of a pharmaceutical for menopausal women invented by retired chemist Henry, Mrs. Stancliffs charming neighbor. Come enjoy this farcical ride into the world of elderly romance, hysterical menopause, and drugged complimentary iced tea. Sex Please Were Sixty is a gigglefest for all audiences, but especially those of a certain age. Performances are Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 and are available at the Dixie Theatre box office, Downtown Books, Butler Agency, or Carrabelle Junction. Panhandle Players to present Sex Please Were Sixty Grant Peeples closes Dixie season WEDDING SATURDAY Burkes mark silver anniversary Happy 25th anniversary to Beverly and David! May silver bells ring on your special day.

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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. Sunday Worship Services 8 & 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays Healing Service 11 a.m. Centering Prayer 4 p.m. Faith The Times | A7 Thursday, April 12, 2012 Church BRIEFSDry B ones to prepare fruit baskets S aturday Dry Bones Ministry and the Franklin County Senior Citizen Center in Apalachic ola will prepare fruit baskets for the sick and shut-ins at the Sixth Street Recreation Center on Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 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.S unday meeting for free overnight camp The 1st Sgt. Michael S. Curry Memorial Foundation is sponsoring a week-long over night camp, from June 24-30, in beautiful Umatilla, about one hour from Orlando. The free overnight camp will be at the Florida Elks Youth Camp, which is fully accredited by the American Camping Association. The group Smiles Are Contagious, devoted to creating unforgettable op portunities 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. Fun-lled sporting activities, a golf-driv ing range and miniature golf facility, archery instruction and the challenge ropes course will be included. Representatives from Smiles Are Contagious will be from noon to 5 p.m. Sun day, April 15 at Battery Park in Apalachicola. There will be a 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.smiles arecontagious.org.B illy R ay Hill benet May 5 A benet for Billy Ray Hill, Jr. will be held Saturday May 5 at the Eastpoint Pavilion on Island Drive, from 10 a.m. until the food is gone, Mullet dinners, with baked beans, cole slaw and tea, will be available for $6. Cakes and other desserts will be for sale as well, for $5 and up. Hill, a liver transplant patient, is in Shands Hospital in Gainesville, recovering from surgery. For more information, call Belinda at 850-348-9926. Domestic violence counseling available Domestic violence group counseling is now being held in Franklin County, in conjunction with Refuge House. For further information, call Carol Bareld, domestic violence advocate at 653-3313. OBITUARIES The family of Ricky Murray would like to invite all family and friends to join with them for a celebration of Rickys life. Please join them to share food, drink, and many beautiful memories of Ricky, on Saturday, April 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Carrabelle Senior Center on 1st Street West. Ricky Murray August 26, 1954 April 6, 2012 Ruth Arrington Venters, 94, passed away on Feb. 17, 2012 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Jackson Venters, of Eastpoint. She is survived by her daughters, Jackie Reno, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and Elena Doe, of Atlanta, Ga; and brother Ray Arrington, of St. Cloud, Fla.. Also surviving are four grandchildren and ve great-granddaughters. A celebration of life service will be held by the family at a later date.Ruth Arrington Venters There is no need to be a Christian couch potato By Pamela and Scott Shiver Special to the Times Our youth group was recently invited to a youth revival, coordinated by Pastor Craig Hicks at the Living Waters Assembly of God. The revival was exciting and action packed with prizes, music, performances and an inspirational message. We had the privilege of working alongside several other youth groups from Franklin County churches that also contributed their ministry talents. I was very impressed by each youth group that used their talents to glorify God. Friday night, we heard a group of young ladies from the Methodist church of St George Island that have only been singing together for a month. With a tremendous amount of courage, they stood in front of their peers for the rst time and performed very well. The next group, the expressive worship team from Pastor Walkers church, Covenant Word, equally blessed us. Their dynamic performance did not reveal the fact that they were also a newlyformed ministry team. Next, Morgan Martin blessed us with an inspiring solo expressive worship performance. The Pentecostal Holiness Church youth band led us into worship and set the stage for the guest speaker, Jacob Jester. His sermon was cutting edge, captivating the audience with the salvation message. As the service came to a close, the PH band took the stage once again for the altar service. Their well-blended vocal and instrumental group ushered us into the presence of God with songs of praise. On Saturday evening, we met again for the second service to be ministered to by another group of Franklin County teens. The evening service kicked off with the Radix Youth Band from the Eastpoint Church of God, which performed an energetic pre-service jam concert for all who attended. The next group, Free Fire Dance team of the Carrabelle Christian Center brought excitement to the room with their enthusiastic performances preparing the service for Jacob Jester to return to the pulpit. Within his message, Jacob challenged the young people to never disrespect the anointing of God nor take it for granted. To close out the evening, the Radix band returned to the stage and performed for the alter service. I was very proud of all the young people who gave up their free time to minister throughout the weekend. Each youth group has mentors that have trained the young ministers in their performances. These mentors spend many hours researching for new material, building teams, practicing with, and in some cases performing with, their team. Church ministry teams give young people a platform, improve their self-esteem and give them an opportunity to be a part of a disciplined program. A person who has experience in areas of performance and arts can become a positive inuence in a young persons life by starting ministries in the local church. Young people have pent-up energy looking for an outlet that could be an asset to your church. There may be untapped talent lying dormant in the uninvolved youth sitting in the pews, feeling as if they have no part in the adult services. I have been amazed at the youth that are involved in our program that had talents that they themselves were unaware of. One of our guitarists, Austin Larkin, learned rhythm by playing guitar hero. Who would have known? You could be the Christian couch potato that some teenager needs to reach out to them and extract the talent they never knew they had. If you are waiting on a message from God to be a mentor, just read the Bible. Although some of the youth are stubborn, moody, hormonal, shy or downright aggravating at times, mentoring them is the most fullling thing you will ever do. You may miss an awesome opportunity by waiting for the right time or more time while the church is losing young people to secular activities that may lead to destructive behaviors. There is no better time than the present to make an impact on a childs life. We welcome all suggestions and hope you enjoy this weekly column. Please send all emails to Scott Shiver at frontline247@mac.com YOUTH MATTERS Scott and Pamela Shiver Trinity to raise funds for Relay for Life The Trinity Episco pal Church Relay for Life Team and Trinity Out reach Committee will sponsor a smoked butt and smoked chicken din ner and sale this Sunday, April 15 at Benedict Hall, 79 Sixth St., Apalachicola. Everyone is invited to at tend this fundraising event which will begin at noon, following the 10:30 a.m. service, and last until 2 p.m. Smoked Boston butt or smoked chicken din ner, will be available for eat-in or take-out, for $8 a plate, which includes meat, bread, roasted potatoes, slaw and drink. For sale will be smoked Boston butts for $20, and smoked chickens for $10, homemade whole pies for $10 to $15, and homemade whole cakes for $20. Please mark your cal endar, tell and bring your friends and neighbors! We would love to see you! Also, please call Beverley Con nors by cell phone 850-5088566, or email beverleycon nors651@gmail.com. Or call Trinity Church at 653-9550 or email info@mytrinity church.com to reserve your smoked meat and desert or if you have any questions. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society which, for more than 20 years has sponsored Relay for Life, a communi ty-based fundraising event as well as a special time to honor cancer survivors and remember those who have lost their battle with cancer. The relay is a true commu nity event where people of all ages and from all walks of life come together for a common cause. A portion of the funds raised in Franklin County are used by the cancer so ciety to assist in providing numerous program/servic es as well as funds for the transportation of Franklin County residents to doc tor appointments, treat ment and medications. If you know of anyone need ing this service, please have them call Jill Pait, head of Panhandle Patient Services, with the Panama City Ameri can Cancer Society at 850-475-0850 ext. 2288. To nd out about this service and the other nu merous programs and services available such as Camp for Kids, Schol arships, Feel Better Pro gram (makeup, wigs, etc), Hope Lodge and the Cancer Gift Closet, you can go to the website www.cancer.org. Pastor Martha Harris, left, and Paulette Moss take part in last years Relay for Life. Many smoked food items will be on sale to benet cancer ght

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Email outdoors news to timesoutdoors @star .com O UTDOORS www.apalachtimes.com Section Section A By Lois Swoboda 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com Numbers were down but there was added excitement at this years open house on St. Vincent Island. It was a lovely day for outdoor activity on Friday, March 30 when volunteers welcomed over 200 guests to the island. Shelley Stiaes, director of St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, said she believed the numbers were down a little from past years both because this years celebration was held on Friday instead of Saturday and because rocky weather was predicted for the afternoon. The storm held off until after the last visitor had left for the evening and brave souls who journeyed to St. Vincent were treated to a cool breeze that kept the insects at bay. There was music by perpetual favorite Cletis Heaps of Port St. Joe performing with Gerald Smith and John Miick and food courtesy of the Supporters of St. Vincent. As always, there were wagon tours of the refuge. One group had a minor adventure when their transportation was temporarily stalled. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of ce in Panama City sent biologists Adam Kaeser and Sandy Pursifull with a display on endangered species. In a telephone interview, Pursifull said it was her rst St. Vincent open house and she enjoyed it very much. Pursifull said she hopes to return next year. Eric Lovestrand led bird walks and manned a booth for the Apalachicola National Estuarine Reserve. St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and the Apalachicola Riverkeeper had educational booths as well. An interesting footnote to this years event was the rescue of a distressed sea turtle spotted by volunteers manning the mainland dock for the barge that ferried day-trippers to the island. Lynda Smith spotted something in the water to the west of her post and recognized that it was a sea turtle listing strongly to one side. St. Vincent staffers Stiaes and David Moody were able to drag the 70pound turtle ashore where a pair of new residents of Port St. Joe Don Stoneberger and Kathy Strnad, who had come for the open house volunteered to give it a ride to Gulf World in Panama City for medical care. On Friday, April 6, Secret Holmes-Douglas who works with animal rescue at the marine park said the turtle is a subadult loggerhead of indeterminate sex. Although rescuers feared the animal had suffered a head injury, Holmes-Douglas said the damage was old and minor. She said park veterinarian Lynda Skaggs took xrays and determined the turtle was suffering from pneumonia. She said the turtle is now taking a course of antibiotics and is recovering and eating well. We have two others in the same condition, she said. 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GARMIN ETREX 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 12 74 54 0 % Fri, Apr 13 75 62 0 % Sat, Apr 14 78 65 10 % Sun, Apr 15 78 66 10 % Mon, Apr 16 79 69 0 % Tues, Apr 17 80 68 30 % Wed, Apr 18 80 64 40 % Page 8 Surprise rescue at St. Vincent Island open house By Chris Beatty Special to the Times April is the time of year that starts the beginning of baby season. Baby season will run from April to September. If you nd a young bird alone on the ground or otherwise away from its nest, you must rst determine if it is in need of assistance. Many songbird edglings leave the nest several days before they can y easily, and the parent birds are still caring for them and watching for their safety. A edgling will have almost fully formed feathers though the wings and tail may be short. It will be able to y or hop short distances. Fledglings do not require any intervention unless you see the cat or dog watching or chasing it. Then pick it up and put it in a nearby bush or shrub out of harms way. Please contain the dog or cat; they may need to be kept inside for several days. Since most birds have no signi cant sense of smell, moving a baby bird to safety or returning it to its nest will not cause its parents to abandon it. A hatchling is much younger and needs assistance. Hatchlings may appear bald or only have tufts of feathers; they are much smaller and do not have as much energy as edglings. If you nd a baby bird with little or no feathers and you know where the nest is, then return the bird to its nest. If the nest has been destroyed, you can construct a makeshift nest using a small berry basket (like the one strawberries come in) where water can go through. Line the container with material from the old nest if available, or dry grass or leaves. Wire your nest to a branch about six feet off the ground out of reach of children or predators. Wire it securely in a branch fork near the old nest if its still there. If you use a different container, please make sure it drains well by putting little holes in the bottom of the container or rainwater will collect and drown the birds. The best chance for survival for a baby animal is for it to be raised by its own parent(s). Parents can teach their young things we cannot. If the baby bird appears sick or injured in any way it will need assistance of a rehabilitation center. It is illegal to keep wild birds in captivity even if you plan to release them. Always seek the assistance of a knowledgeable rehabilitator. Even well-intentioned people who try to raise baby birds can harm them, since young birds require specialized diets and the company of their own kind. In addition, birds eat a lot and very often to maintain their high body temperature and fast metabolism. This is especially true of baby birds. Some may consume almost their own body weight daily. Some young birds double in size each week and must be fed at least every 20-30 minutes. This makes it imperative that orphaned birds are brought to a rehabilitation facility immediately after being found. Do not attempt to feed or water to the baby birds if you are not trained in the technique of feeding. Best container to keep the bird in is a small cardboard box/shoe box with some tiny holes for air to get through. Put the bird in a dark warm place. You can use a heating pad under it if you keep the setting on low. Keep the bird where it is quiet, stress-free, and away from children or pets. Chris Beatty is the director of the Florida Wild Mammal Association, established in 1994 to rescue, rehabilitate, and release the sick, injured and orphaned wildlife in Wakulla, Franklin, Leon, Taylor and Jefferson counties and part of Leon County. It is supported entirely by donations and grants and has been a registered 501(c)3 non-pro t organization. For more information, visit their website at www.wakullawildlife.org/. Caring for orphaned birds By Lois Swoboda 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com Few owers are lovelier or more exotic than the fragrant water lily, Nymphaea odorata and right now, the ditches in Tates Hell are rich with this plant, also known as cow cabbage, cow lily, sweet scented pond lily, toad lily, water cabbage, water nymph and beaver root. The water lily takes its genus name, Nymphaea from the Greek word for virgin. The Greeks are said to have given the flower this name because of its reputed anti-aphrodisiac qualities. The Mayas of Central America and Mexico revered the water lily as the sacred symbol of the earth. Mixed with lemon juice, the crushed flowers were an old-fashioned remedy for pimples, sunburn, inflamed skin or freckles. The juice was also used to treat tuberculosis, dropsy, dysentery, gonorrhea, cancer and other tumors and sores in the mouth and throat. The powdered root, combined with flaxseed, was used as a poultice for painful swellings, boils, ulcers and cuts. Native Americans used tea made from the roots for coughs, tuberculosis, in amed glands, and mouth sores and to stop bleeding. LOIS SWOBODA | The Times BUDS N BUGS Waterlillies LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Barred owl nestlings PHOTOS BY LOIS SWOBODA | The Times A turtle rescued during the St. Vincent open house. Right: Landy and Nancy Luther roast a mean weenie. Freshwater Inshore | Offshore St. Joe Bay is back to normal as far as the shing goes. Good ounder and trout reports have been coming in daily with most anglers usuing live shrimp and Lys. Blacks Island and Eagle harbor seem to be the hot spots for inshore shing. Large schools of red sh have been on the move at Towns beach and close to Presnells channel. April is proving to be a great month for freshwater shing. Hot air temperature are warming up the water early this year, and the sh have taken notice. Lake Wimico has had great bass ans shellcraker reports this past week, with most anglers using spinnerbaits and crankbaits. The cat sh bite has slowed down, but is still worht the time, if the water is rising. SPONSORED BY

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CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA SP O RTS www.apalachtimes.com A Section Thursday, April 12, 2012 MATCHING DEALER R EBATE T otal R ebate $400 st. joe rent-all 706 E 1st Street Port St. Joe (850) 227-2112 Page 9 By WILLIE NORRED Special to the Times Editors note: Mr. Norred, a devoted reader of the Times, for which we are grateful, wrote this letter to Lois Swoboda as a follow-up to her story in the Feb. 16 issue headlined Buck ONeil: Carrabelles gift to baseball. We offer this as a treat to our readers, a rst-hand recollection of Mr. Bloodworths career by one of his contemporaries. I enjoyed very much your article on Buck ONeil. I remember reading about his accomplishments in baseball sometime back when Carrabelle was to honor him with a sign to welcome visitors to his birthplace. In it unfortunate that Mr. ONeil lived in a time that his athletic talents were limited by the color of his skin. The honors and recognition he received following his playing years were well-deserved. I certainly do not wish in any way to diminish those well-deserved attributes that Mr. ONeal earned in life. I do, however, take exception to your statement that Buck ONeil is generally recognized as the greatest ballplayer to come out of Franklin County. Apparently, as a newcomer to our beloved county, you have come up short in our sports history. May I introduce you to Apalachicola and Franklin County native Jimmy Bloodworth. Our friend, Joe Snooky Barber had it right in his assessment of sports in small towns in the rst half of the 20th century. Life centered around a persons faith, family and baseball. The baseball game was highly competitive between individual players in making the team and with teams competing with neighboring cities. It was in this 1935 atmosphere that a skinny, 17-year-old baseball player from Apalachicola earned a try-out with the Panama City professional baseball team in the Georgia-Florida League. He was signed immediately. As his physical stature grew Jimmy didnt reach his 5-foot-11 height and 180 pounds until two years later so did his abilities on the playing eld. In 1936, Jimmy moved up to Class A with Columbia in the South Atlantic League. The following year, 1937, he played AA ball with Chattanooga in the well-regarded Southern league. He returned to Chattanooga for the 1938 season. In 1939, fully grown now, he earned a starting position in the American League with the Washington Senators at second base. Jimmys major league play would extend over 11 season and 1,002 games. He played with and against some of baseballs greatest. Jimmy was known for his defensive skills and led American League second basemen in elding three times during his major league career. Like Mr. ONeil, Jimmys baseball career was interrupted by two years in the Army during World War II. He returned to the game in 1946 with Pittsburgh in the National league. It was there that he met Bing Crosby and the Apalachicola FLA resulted from their friendship. In 1948, his baseball contract was sold to the Brooklyn Dodgers. There was a big problem: the Dodgers did not need a second baseman. The color barrier in major-league baseball was to be broken by none other than Jackie Robinson at second base. Jimmy was demoted to Montral in the AAA International League. Some with less stamina, motivation, determination or whatever might have called it quits following this career setback. Not Jimmy! This 31-year-old veteran showed the young guys how the game was played. His elding and hitting was outstanding. He led the Montreal Royals in winning the Little World Series and was named the 1948 Most Valuable Player in the International League. He returned to major league play in 1949 with the Cincinnati Reds. In 1950, Jimmy was a member of the Philadelphia Phillies, the so-called Whiz Kids, when they won the National League title and a trip to the World Series. Jimmy ended his playing career in 1951. Following several years of managing minor league ball clubs, Jimmy ended a promising managerial career in baseball for what he cherished most, life in Apalachicola, with family, friends and, as he so often put it, a chance to lasso a mullet now and then. Whos to say after 60 years following their playing day who was the greatest player to ever come out of Franklin County? How do you measure greatness? How do you become a member of the generally accepted group? How do you compare their playing, when they were in different leagues with different competition? I say that Buck and Jimmy were both great, not one greater than the other. Oh, I have my favorite and a lot of great memories. I will just leave it at that. Willie Norred, a lifelong baseball fan, lives on St. George Island. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The Lady Seahawks varsity softball team won two of its last three games and now heads to postseason play Monday, seeded fourth in the district. The team (11-13, 6-6 district) plays against thirdseeded South Walton at 5 p.m. EDT at Bozeman. Winner of that game will play the winner of the match-up between fth-seeded Bozeman and second-seeded Port St. Joe, with the remainder of the district tourney in Blountstown. On April 2 at The Nest, Franklin County survived a sixth-inning Wewahitchka rally to escapes with a 4-2 victory. Wewa opened with a run in the top of the rst, but the Lady Seahawks, under the direction of coach Lisa Sweatt and assistant coach Sally Wheeler, scored two in the bottom of the inning. Morgan Mock opened the game with a home run to center eld, and then Chena Segree was hit by a pitch. An Anna Lee double advanced Segree, who scored on a single from Ally Millender. Franklin County got two more in the bottom of the third, when Lee singled, stole second and advanced to third on a Millender grounder. Lee scored on a Scout Segree single, and Segree scored when Morgan Newell smacked a base hit. Wewa scored one run in the sixth on a steal of home by J Rouse. Morgan Mock was perfect at the dish, going 2-2. Krista Martina was a workhorse in the circle for the Lady Seahawks. She pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed two earned runs, four hits and three walks while striking out ve. Maddie Newell, Chena Segree, Mock, Vanessa Simmons, Millender, Scout Segree and Lee all collected hits. Lee led the team with two hits. On April 3 at Liberty County, the districts undefeated leader, the Lady Seahawks were outmuscled 9-3. Franklin County got two runs in the top of the fth, after Millender singled, Scout Segree doubled to advance her, and she scored when Newell reached rst on an error. A Simmons grounder brought Segree home. The team added a third run in the top of the sixth, when Mock singled, advanced to third when Gracyn Kirvin hit into a elders choice, and scored when Newell smacked a double to center eld. Chena Segree was a workhorse in the circle for Franklin County, allowing nine earned runs, 12 hits and ve walks while striking out one. Newell, Millender and Scout Segree each went 2 for 3 at the plate. On Tuesday night at the Nest, Franklin County edged Rickards 7-6 in seven innings as Lee went 2 for 3 at the plate. She doubled in the rst inning and singled in the third inning. Newell worked out of 16 tough situations for Franklin County, pitching 3 2/3 innings and allowing no earned runs on no hits. The bottom of the rst saw the Lady Seahawks take an early 3-0 lead. Kirvin singled, Newell reached on an error and Newell reached base on a elders choice. Lee then rocketed a double to center to score Newell and Segree, and then stole home. Rickards got two runs, but the Lady Seahawks responded with three more runs in the bottom of the third. Chena Segree reached base on catchers interference and scored when Millender reached on a elders choice. Lee, who had singled, scored, as did Millender, when Newell doubled to left. Rickards tied the game in the fourth on a passed ball, but the Lady Seahawks rallied in the bottom of the fourth with the winning run, when Kirvin singled, stole second, advanced to third on a Newell single and scored on the errant throw. Kirvin went 2 for 4 at the plate, and Lee and Newell each went 2 for 3. Chena Segree struck out four and walked seven in her rst three innings of work. BLOODWORTH STATS In 11 seasons, Jimmy Bloodworth played in 1,002 games, had 3,519 at-bats, 347 runs, 874 hits, 160 doubles, 20 triples, 62 home runs, 451 RBIs, 19 stolen bases, 202 walks, a .248 batting average, a .292 on-base percentage, a .358 slugging percentage, 1,260 total bases and 51 sacri ce hits. In one memorable moment, in what came to be known as baseballs most unpatriotic hit, Bloodworth once hit a tapper back to pitcher Elmer Riddle when the stadium loudspeaker suddenly started playing the The Star Spangled Banner. Riddle quickly snapped to attention and saluted as the ball trickled past the pitchers mound, and Bloodworth scampered to rst. Jimmy Bloodworth shone in the major leagues Photos SPECIAL TO THE TIMES From left, Jimmy Bloodworth played for the Cincinnati Reds, the Philadelphia Phillies Whiz Kids in 1951, and the Detroit Tigers. Lady Seahawks head to playoffs DAVID ADLERSTEIN | the Times Krista Martina at the plate.

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Local A10 | The Times Thursday, April 12, 2012 Project Graduation holds Friday fundraiser Project Graduation is holding a fundraiser from 11 a.m. until we run out Friday at Taylors Building Supply in Eastpoint. The group is selling grilled chicken dinners, prepared by the award-winning 10-4 BBQ Team. Cost is $6. Large orders can call 653-6688 for delivery. Carrabelle welcomes history buffs The Camp Gordon Johnston Museum, the Carrabelle History Museum and the Crooked River Lighthouse Keepers Museum will host a 10-day event from April 13-22. Visitors who go to all three museums will receive a token commemorating their visit to historic Carrabelle. This event is partially funded by the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce and the Franklin County Tourist Development Council. For more information, call Tamara Allenat 850-524-1153 or email tballen@att.net. Countys solar panels join grid At the April 3 meeting the county commission voted unanimously to have Chairman Pinki Jackel sign the form which will allowing for the interconnection of the courthouse annex to the Progress Energy electric grid. The county will be able to sell electricity back to Progress on days the solar panels are producing more energy than the annex is consuming. Commissioner Smokey Parrish said that will probably occur mostly on the weekends. Commission meeting scheduled in Eastpoint The regular meeting of the county commission, scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday will be held at the headquarters of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, in Eastpoint. Carrabelle to lease former high school gym At the April 5 Carrabelle city meeting, Beth Millender requested permission to rent the gymnasium at the Carrabelle Municipal Center on Gray Avenue. She said she represents a group planning to use the facility to provide after-school activities for young people. Commissioner Charlotte Schneider supported the project saying the facility might create some new jobs. The commission voted unanimously to rent her the facility for $5 per month with the understanding that she is responsible for paying the utilities. Surviving spouses can retain county insurance On April 3, county commissioners voted unanimously to allow surviving spouses of deceased county employees to retain county health insurance. The spouse or eligible dependent is responsible for paying all premiums. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida, the countys health insurance provider, stipulated that the surviving spouse or eligible dependent must be covered by the county health plan at the time of death of the insured member. Additional dependents cannot be added. Surviving spouse eligibility ceases when alternate coverage is available. (850) 653-9419 On behalf of my staff and I, we would like to thank all our loyal patients for the honor of being selected for the multiple awards that we have received over the last 12 months; including voted most compassionate Dr. and Patients Choice Award. It is a great honor and we will continue to strive for the very best medical care for our patients. VINCENT IV ERS, M.D. 301 T wentieth S treet Port S t. Joe, FL 32456 850-227-7070 www.iversmd.com On behalf of my staff and I, we would like to thank all our loyal patients for the honor of On behalf of my staff and I, we would like to 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. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information County facility honors National Library Week National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nations libraries and librarians and to promote library use. Franklin County Public Library will be joining in the observance by offering amnesty for overdue materials returned through April 14. There will be no ne imposed if you return an overdue book, audio or DVD to the branch in Eastpoint or Carrabelle. Another special week is from April 15-21 when we celebrate National Volunteer Week. The Friends of the FCPL will hold a used book sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at the St. George Island Lighthouse Park. Putt-Masters II is coming May 19. For information or to sponsor a team, contact Anna Carmichael at 370-6763 or anna.carmichael@yahoo.com. AFor more details about library programs, call the Eastpoint branch 670-8151 or the Carrabelle branch 697-2366. JEAN COLLINS | Special to the Times Holding the watercolor are, from left, Arowana Askew; husband Ken Askew; daughter Anslea Askew; and mother Louise Twilley. Well-known watercolorist Lian Quan Zhen donated his painting Shrimp Boat at the Cut for a raf e to bene t the Franklin County Public Library. The excited winner, Arowana Askew of Powder Springs, Ga., near Atlanta, decided to retrieve the painting herself from Sea Oats Gallery on St. George Island. A former art teacher and frequent visitor to the island, Askew made it a family trip with her husband, daughter and mother. I will have to totally remodel the downstairs just for the picture, she joked, noting seriously the painting will de nitely be the focal point. Lian Quan Zhen is a recognized master of watercolor and Chinese painting, conducting workshops throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and authored several books on Chinese watercolor techniques. News BRIEFS Raf e winner delights in watercolor

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MATCHING DEALER R EBATE T otal R ebate $300 st. joe rent-all 706 E 1st Street Port St. Joe (850) 227-2112 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 Law Enforcement The Times | A11 Thursday, April 12, 2012 ARREST REPORT 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), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce (FCSO. All defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. April 3 Cameron C. Pate, 30, Jacksonville, withholding child support (FCSO) Carroll G. Donley Jr., 40, Thomasville, Ga., failure to appear (FCSO) April 4 Darin W. Cruson II, 23, Carrabelle, disorderly intoxication (FCSO) David D. Hartman, 33, Eastpoint, disorderly conduct and resisting without violence (FCSO) Bobby J. Bullock Jr., 44, Eastpoint, trespass after warning, resisting without violence, disorderly intoxication, and violation of probation (FCSO) April 5 Tina N. Keith, 24, Carrabelle, grand theft of a rearm (FCSO) April 6 Mitchell E. Roberts, 21, Carmel, Indiana, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis and possession of paraphernalia (FCSO) Robert D. Ramos, 35, Lanark Village, domestic battery (CPD) April 9 George H. Ketcham, 44, Greenville, Indiana, boating under the inuence (FWC) LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Debra Cox, a spokesperson for the State Fire Marshalls Of ce said the cause of a March 30 re in Carrabelle has been con rmed as arson and is the subject of an ongoing investigation. Fire ghters arrived on the scene at 2:28 a.m. but were unable to extinguish the ames at the site, at Avenue B and 11th Street, pictured above. The house, built of heart pine, was fully consumed by the blaze. The owners had begun to dismantle the structure prior to the re. The re marshalls of ce is seeking the publics help in identifying the arsonist. Anyone who was in the area at that time of the blaze or has any information can call the Arson Tipline at 877-NO ARSON (662-7766). Persons providing information leading to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $5,000. REWARD OFFERED IN ARSON INVESTIGATION CLASSIFIEDS Thursday, April 12, 2012 The Times | A11 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 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 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 86594T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA

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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 Email:thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW 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 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 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 86871T NOTICE OF DETERMINATION OF QUALIFICATION FOR EXEMPTION In the Matter of an Application for a Determination of Qualification for an Exemption by: File No.: 19-0310978-001-EE County: Franklin Ms. Anna Carmichael Friends of the Franklin County Library P.O. Box 722 Eastpoint, FL, 32328 The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice that thinning wetland vegetation and debris using manual and mechanical means in unnamed wetlands adjacent to Indian Creek, Class III Waters of the State, 70 North Bay Drive, Eastpoint, FL, Section 36, Township 8S, Range 7W, Latitude 2944’20.8”, Longitude -8453’48.5”, Franklin County, has been determined to be exempt from requirements to obtain a consolidated wetland resource permit. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 323993000. If a timely and sufficient petition for an administrative hearing is filed, other persons whose substantial interests will be affected by the outcome of the administrative process have the right to petition to intervene in the proceeding. Intervention will be permitted only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code. The petition must be filed (received by the Clerk) in the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Also, a copy of the petition shall be mailed to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing. Time Period for Filing a Petition In accordance with Rule 62-110.106(3), F.A.C., petitions for an administrative hearing by the applicant must be filed within 21 days of receipt of this written notice. Petitions filed by any persons other than the applicant, and other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S. must be filed within 21 days of publication of the notice or within 21 days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs first. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may file a petition within 21 days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The failure to file a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. Extension of Time Under Rule 62-110.106(4), F.A.C., a person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may also request an extension of time to file a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be filed with the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 323993000, before the applicable deadline for filing a petition for an administrative hearing. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for filing a petition until the request is acted upon. Mediation Mediation is not available in this proceeding. Judicial Review Any party to this action has the right to seek judicial review pursuant to Section 120.68, F.S., by filing a Notice of Appeal pursuant to Rules 9.110 and 9.190, Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure, with the Clerk of the Department in the Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, M.S. 35, Tallahassee, Florida 323993000; and by filing a copy of the Notice of Appeal accompanied by the applicable filing fees with the appropriate District Court of Appeal. The Notice of Appeal must be filed within 30 days from the date this action is filed with the Clerk of the Department. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department’s action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency’s file or identification number, if known; (b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests are or will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agency’s proposed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the agency’s proposed action; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department’s action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by rule 28-106.301. Under sections 120.569(2)(c) and (d) of the Florida Statutes, a petition for administrative hearing shall be dismissed by the agency if the petition does not substantially comply with the above requirements or is untimely filed. Complete copies of all documents relating to this determination of exemption are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Department of Environmental Protection, 160 West Government Street, Pensacola, Florida 32502. April 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. CASE NO.: 11-CA-000294 AMERIS BANK, a Georgia Bank 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 100 Jacksonville, Florida 32256, Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER A. SINGLETARY, CRYSTAL D. SINGLETARY, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 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: LOTS 13, 14, AND 15, BLOCK 277 OF RIVERSIDE HEIGHTS, UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 21, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash at Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 beginning at 11:00 a.m. EST, on the 9th day of May, 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 Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Timothy D. Padgett, Esq., TIMOTHY D. PADGETT, P.A. 2878 Remington Green Circle, Tallahassee, Florida 32308 Ph: (850) 422-2520 Fax: (850) 422-2567 April 12, 19, 2012 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 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. 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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, April 12, 2012 The Times | A13 Find the right person for your job today at emeraldcoastjobs.com ApalachicolaSouth Side. Historic House, totally renovated, bay breezes. Approx. 2800sf. $395,000 (850) 653-5853 For Sale or Trade $230,000 Lake Front home Toledo Bend Reservoir, Hamphill, Texas 3br, 2ba, 1 acre, boathouse, dock, pavilion, Call 409-579-1107 Zone 3:1995 Cavalier 16x80’ Mobile home. 3 bed, 2 ba. $10,000 obo Call: 850-653-2222 Total Down Pmt $6752001 Chevy Impala T otal Price $4,8000% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West 850-215-1769 9am-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday You Are Automatically Approved If You Can Make Payments On Time!!! Total Down Pmt $7751999 Ford Expedition -3 Rows 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!!! 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Cbl/wtr incl 1100sf high ceilings, Private entrance and deck. No smkg/ pets. $750 mo. + $750 dep. 850-653-3838 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. 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 St. George Plantation furnished 4BR, 3 Baths.$1,350 monthly. Home for rent, one year lease. Contact Prudential Shimmering Sands Realty Call: 850-927-2666. Text FL04624 to 56654 Seeking mature quiet female, furn, w/laundry, bathrm. Kitchen Pvlgs no smokers/ pets Ref. + dep $375 mo + util. 850-653-8664 lv msg. 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 Eastpoint ApartmentsAccepting applications for 2 bedroom handicap and non-handicap units. Rental assistance is available to qualified applicants. 45 Begonia Street, Eastpoint, FL 32328. Call (850) 670-4024, TDD/TTY 711. “This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer” 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. Food Svs/HospitalityPapa Joe’s Oyster Bar & GrillNow HiringAll Positions!!! 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Web ID#: 34201917 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 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 Install/Maint/RepairFRANKLINCOUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISIONERSJOB ANNOUNCEMENT Position Title: Spray Technician Closing Date: April 26. 2012 Hourly Rate: $9.00 per Hour / No Benefits / Temporary Position/ Ends the end October of 2012 Contact Person: James Dewitt Polous Mosquito Control 376 State Road 65 Eastpoint, FL 32328 Phone: (850) 670-8730 The Franklin County Board of Commissioners is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/ Drug Free Workplace Employer. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: An employee in this position will operate a pickup truck up to four to six hours at a time with a mounted ulv spray unit. Requires basic knowledge on computers, pda, gps, etc. Other duties as required. Minimum Qualifications: Requires a high school diploma or an equivalent. Must possess a valid Florida Drivers License with a favorable driving record. Background investigation and drug screening will be completed on selected applicant. Web ID#: 34204500 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 Carrabelle At The Bragdon Home: 1102 Gulf Ave, Friday, 4/13 & Saturday 4/14, 7:30 am until ?YARD SALEFurniture, clothes, dishes, pictures and lots more. Look for signs. Call 850-545-6548.Text FL04821 to 56654 Port St Joe: 192 Griffin Ave, Off Lee Rd Money Bayou, Mile from Indian Pass Raw Bar, Saturday 4/14, 8am-??Must SeeDown to One Building! Antiques, several TVs (all working) DVRs, AC. Something for everyone!Text FL04986 to 56654 Port St. Joe -1007 10th Street, April 13th and 14th, 10 am to 3 pmFace Thrift Hut Tent SaleText FL04344 to 56654 Sweatmore Strawberry RanchOPEN MAR 22nd 8AM Weather Permitting Mon-Sat 8am-7pm Sunday 8am-5pm 850-722-4819 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/HospitalityThe Water Street HotelFull Service Cook. Apply at Water Street Hotel 329 Water Street, Apalachicola 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 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 Office furnishings, plus Couches, end tables, Lazy boys, conference tables and chairs, plus much more!!! Call: 850-653-2222 Apalachicola: 244 Bobby Cato St Sat 14th 8am to ?Yard SaleLots of odds & ends Text FL04883 to 56654 86887T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-376-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER M. DeTREVILLE; PATRICIA E. DeTREVILLE; FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; and RIVERSIDE PLANTATION HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida, described as: LOT 7 OF RIVERSIDE PLANTATION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE(S) 49 & 50, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street Apalachicola, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on May 16, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, other than the property owner, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk April 12, 19, 2012 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 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. 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In Eastpoint the sheriffs of ce youth fund provided funds to dye and hide 4300 eggs, some plastic and some traditional. Sgt. John Solomon, who helped organize the event, said 199 children attended based on the number of raf e tickets distributed for a drawing. He said 300 hot dogs were prepared by sheriffs of ce employees and consumed by everyone. The eggs were dyed by female trustees housed in the county jail and hidden by male trustees. Sheriff Skip Shiver said one woman was moved to tears when she saw her handiwork deployed on the grassy eld to delight youngsters. I fee like we really did something good, she told him. The bunny arrived right on time in a police car driven by Shiver, and hung around to pat paws with the kiddies. Solomon said two children arrived too late to join in the hunt but were still given tickets for the nal drawing. They both won Easter baskets so I guess the bunny was looking out for everyone on Sunday, he said. To view a gallery of the sheriffs egg hunt visit www.apalachtimes.com. EASTER from page A1 The Franklin County High School science students took a trip to the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve on Wednesday, March 21 to continue their research of oysters growing on beds designed by the staff at ANERR. Data was collected on shore and recorded with the help of staff and teachers. The high school is fortunate to be a part of the local environmental study, and it brought students with varying exceptionalities together with general education students for a fun lled day. Science students research oyster beds Bryce Horst shakes hands with you know who. Left Terry Shiver with son John and his very manly cammo basket. Photos by LOIS SWOBODA | The Times



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Brayden Brown with the silver egg that won him a special prize.Thursday, April 12, 2012 By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com Rod Gasche has resigned from Carrabelles planning and zoning board after city commissioners last week nixed a P&Z plan designed to allow alcohol to be served in a larger portion of the commercial district. At their regular April 5 meeting, Carrabelle commissioners voted 3-2 to keep in place Ordinance 450, a law that places a 500-foot buffer zone around churches, schools and playgrounds. Commissioners Charlotte Schneider and Cal Allen were both opposed. The vote followed a brief discussion of the alternative plan presented by the P&Z. Shirley Cox told Allen after the meeting that she planned to resign from the P&Z but in a telephone interview Monday, she said she had reconsidered. I spoke in the heat of the moment, Cox said. It was pretty frustrating you could see on everybodys faces that theyd done a lot of work. I feel that the discussion was cut off too soon by Mayor Messer. The two commissioners that did vote against the existing ordinance wanted to say more. There was frustration on everybodys part. Cox said she would remain on the board to equalize things. In a telephone interview Friday, Gasche said he was fed up with the backstabbing. They have closed the city for future development. Im tired of trying to ght the good ght and having too much backroom politics. The plan presented by P&Z would have created zones where bars could be located, and additional zones where restaurants that earn at least 51 percent of their income through food sales would be permitted to serve wine and beer. Commissioners got copies of the proposed map a week before the meeting, and maps were distributed to audience members during the meeting. P&Z board member Steve Allen, acting as a private citizen, presented his own, more conservative version of the zone map with a larger buffer in some areas and a requirement that restaurants earn at least 75 percent of their revenue from food sales. He said he had not discussed his plan with his father, Cal Allen. Steve Allen said he created the map after consulting several local pastors. I tried to get a solution everybody could live with, he said. In presenting the P&Z plan, Gasche warned commissioners that denying restaurants the right to serve wine or beer with a meal Carrabelles bottle battle rages on ROD GASCHE STEVEN ALLEN HOMER MCMILLANBy DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Franklin Countys jobless rate saw a sharp drop in February, falling by 0.6 percentage points to 7.3 percent, even as the labor force grew. According to preliminary numbers released March 30 by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), 31 people dropped off the countys jobless rolls in February, from 424 down to 393, while the labor force expanded, from 5,384 to 5,410. The countys labor force remains larger than it was one year ago, when it comprised 5,319 workers, and when the jobless rate was higher, at 8.3 percent. Franklin Countys jobless picture moved it up to sixth best in the state. Monroe County had the states lowest rate, at 5.4 percent, followed by Walton at 6.5, Okaloosa at 6.6, Alachua at 7.0 and Leon at 7.1. The countys improved jobless picture corresponded to improvement in nearby counties, both of which are struggling with worse unemployment than Franklins. For the third consecutive month, the unemployment rate in the Gulf Coast Workforce region (Bay, Franklin, and Gulf counties) declined, dropping to 9.1 percent in February. This was 1.9 percentage points lower than the regions year ago rate of 11 percent and equal to the state rate of 9.1 percent. Out of a labor force of 101,422, there were 9,219 unemployed Gulf Coast residents. Weve had small but steady improvements in our unemployment rate over the past couple of months, said Kim Bodine, executive director for the Gulf Coast Workforce Board. Our unemployment rate is now at the lowest its been since July 2010. Unemployment in Bay and Gulf counties both fell below 10 percent, with Bay dropping by nearly 1 percent point, from 10.1 to 9.2 percent, and Gulf tumbling by 0.8 percent points, to 9.3 from 10.1. In February 2012, there were 72,700 nonagricultural jobs in the Panama City metro area, up 1,600 jobs over the year. This area experienced an annual rate of job gain of 2.3 percent, while the state gained jobs at a rate of 1.1 percent. Leisure and hospitality (+900 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (+700 jobs); government (+300 jobs); and nancial activities, education and health County jobless rate continues to improve in FebruaryBy DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | #ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Drivers in Apalachicola will soon face lots more stop signs throughout town, part of an effort city leaders say will force them to slow down. By unanimous consent on April 3, city commissioners approved adding new stop signs at 18 intersections, converting half of them from oneway stops to three-way stops, and the other half from two-way stops to fourway stops. We have to slow the traf c down, its a problem, said Mayor Van Johnson. City Administrator Betty Taylor-Webb said she and Police Chief Bobby Varnes reviewed an extensive list of complaints that the city has elded over several months. They then examined how to best address problems of speeding, and in some cases dif culties with sight lines, by increasing the number of stop signs. What we did is we tried to address every complaint, said Taylor-Webb.Council: Slow down, ApalachPassion play brings Easter to lifeOn Good Friday, April 6, the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Apalachicola staged an open air passion play, It was the Blood, a drama written and directed by Mt. Zions Pastor Barry Hand. Adrian Hendels, of Apalachicola, a 17-year-old senior at the Franklin County High School, took the role of Jesus. Other roles were lled by talented members of the church choir, who performed a musical tribute as part of the production. The purpose was for people to see Jesus as the forgiver of our sins and that he conquered our fears, guilt, shame and poverty. When Adrian said the last words, It is nished (it was meant to show that) whatever we are carrying in this life, Jesus conquered it on the cross when he said those words, Hand said. Hand has written for the stage in the past and some of his works have been performed in Atlanta. In June, another of his works, The Family Portrait will open at the Dixie Theatre with a multiracial cast. We are quite looking forward to that, Hand said.Photos by LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesAdrian Hendels, as Jesus on the cross, while a Roman solder, Jeffrey Banks, prays at right. Easter celebrationBunny brings bounty to kids across the county By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com Hundreds of kids enjoyed a traditional egg hunt this Easter. In Carrabelle, the chamber of commerce put on a party for the youngsters. On St. George Island, the big guy hopped by Harry As with a basket of fun. The First United Methodist Church in Apalachicola organized a community egg hunt in Lafayette Park, and Project Impact sponsored the third annual Spring Bling with fun and games over spirng break. LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Passion play brings Easter to life On Good Friday, April 6, the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Apalachicola staged an open air passion play, It was the Blood, a drama written and directed by Mt. Zions Pastor Barry Hand. Adrian Hendels, of Apalachicola, a 17-year-old senior at the Franklin County High School, took the role of Jesus. Other roles were lled by talented members of the church choir, who performed a musical tribute as The purpose was for people to see Jesus as the forgiver of our sins and that he conquered our fears, guilt, shame and poverty. When Adrian said the last words, It is nished (it was meant to show that) whatever we are carrying in this life, Jesus conquered it on the cross when he said Hand has written for the stage in the past and some of his works have been performed The Family Portrait will open at the Dixie Theatre with a multiracial cast. We are quite Adrian Hendels, as Jesus on the cross, while a Roman solder, Jeffrey Banks, prays at right. the third annual Spring Bling with fun and games over spirng break. Brayden Brown with the silver egg that won him a special prize. Passion play brings Easter to life On Good Friday, April 6, the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Apalachicola staged an open air passion directed by Mt. Zions Pastor Barry Hand. Adrian Hendels, of Apalachicola, a 17-year-old senior at the Franklin County High School, took the role of Jesus. Other roles were lled by talented members of the church choir, who performed a musical tribute as The purpose was for people to see Jesus as the forgiver of our sins and that he conquered our fears, guilt, shame and poverty. When Adrian said show that) whatever we are carrying in this life, The Times Adrian Hendels, as Jesus on the cross, while a Roman solder, Jeffrey Banks, prays at right. See SLOW DOWN A5 See EASTER A14 See BOTTLE BATTLE A2 See JOBLESS A5We have to slow the traf c down, its a problem. Mayor Van Johnson xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM VOL. 126 ISSUE 50Phone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8036 Circulation: 800-345-8688Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . . A6 Faith . . . . . . . A7 Outdoors . . . . . A8 Tide Chart . . . . . A8 Sports . . . . . . A9 Classi eds . . . A12-A13 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 From Apalach to American League, A9Salute your senior SeahawksFranklin County High School will host two senior nights this week at The Nest for its graduating softball and baseball players. The Lady Seahawks will be saluted tonight, April 12, during the game against Godby, which starts at 6 p.m. The Seahawks will be honored tomorrow April 13, during the game against West Gadsden, which also starts at 6 p.m.Marine art exhibit reception SaturdayThe American Society of Marine Artist Members exhibit will feature artists Bill Farnsworth, Hodges Soileau, Mary Erickson, Don Maitz and Val Sandell at the Center for History, Culture and Art, at 86 Water Street. The center is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, from 6-8 p.m. For information call 1855 APALACH or visit www. historicapalachicola.com.Carrabelle Speedfest to roll April 21Rain forced the cancellation of last months Seed Festival but organizer Blake Hutchison said engines will roar on Saturday, April 21 at Carrabelle Thompson Airport. He said 60 cars were registered to participate, double the number attending last years October Speedfest, with about 15 of the drivers repeat entries. For information call (850) 585-5168.Apalachicola classic boat show April 21Apalachicola 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 all day. At 6 p.m. there will be a dinner and lecture. Reservations required. For information call 653-9419 or email info@ apalachicolabay.org.

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LocalA2 | The Times Thursday, April 12, 2012 would discourage tourism. We are such a small community we cant afford to alienate new businesses, he said. Homer McMillan, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist Church, said Gasche made two false assumptions. McMillan argued there are already enough restaurants in Carrabelle and that a restaurant can be successful without serving alcohol. He told commissioners he had spent three hours in P&Z meetings discussing alternative schemes. We did have an opportunity to enter into dialogue, but (the new plan does) not create a real buffer zone, he said. In some cases the only buffer is the churchs land. We still feel that only the commercial interests of the city were considered. Ultimately it was not something that was going to offer the churches any protection. He said he had taken heat from members of the faith community for even considering an alternative to the current 500-foot buffer zone. Cal Allen said he wanted more information on what kind of protection McMillan and his associates were seeking. He said he was concerned about remaining consistent with state statutes. Commissioner Brenda La Paz said she had not had sufcient time to study Steve Allens map, but had researched the P&Z proposal and feared creating zones would allow for favoritism. I think we need to stick with a specic distance, she said. I think theres a reason that all municipalities stick with a specic distance. (The new plan) is inconsistent and leaves room for special choices by P&Z. I dont think were ready for it. Cal Allen said he believed the 500-foot buffer would interfere with some existing businesses ability to sell their property. McMillan, who is also an attorney, responded that, No one has an offer on a sale of property now. This could always be brought up again. I have spent 40 to 60 hours on this problem and those were not billable hours. I would like to see a resolution. Im not in favor of referral back to P&Z. I think its time for the commission to make a decision. McMillan said he was in possession of 160 adult signatures on a petition but was not in favor of a single commissioner being recalled. During the course of the year-long debate on alcohol sales and churches, audience members had made comments that they would hold commissioners votes against them. I appreciate your service, McMillan said. Former commissioner Jim Brown supported McMillans stance, and said the new proposals did not touch on the real problem. Weve got a good ordinance, he said. To me this is being rushed and it should not be. Theres going to be a time when the area where alcohol being consumed will grow but lets not rush into this. Gasche argued for the P&Z plan. If we leave this as it is, it shuts down 80 percent of the commercial property that we have. The churches on Tallahassee Street are located illegally in a commercial zone. Youre shutting down any possible improvement in our commercial district forever. Youre putting the city in nancial purgatory. Commissioner Frank Mathes moved to maintain the existing ordinance with the 500-foot buffer. La Paz seconded his motion. We need more time to try to work this out. There is a serious problem, said Cal Allen. But Carrabelle Mayor Curley Messer cut off discussion, eliciting groans from the audience. We need to do something, he said. Its been going on and going on. Skip Frink, owner of the Tallahassee Street business that sparked the alcohol debate in Carrabelle as far back as four years ago, responded angrily to the vote, and asked does anyone want to buy a hotel? He said Tuesday that he regretted his outburst. But now that I have thought it all over again, I want some things to be clear to all because this goes much further than The Old Carrabelle Hotel, he said. Carrabelles unpaid P&Z board devoted many hours to interviews with voters, and with online research. Two excellent maps were produced. The commission did not even look at them, and there was no discussion, since one ministers speech lasted over 15 minutes and made the mayor impatient. Almost as if this decision was made before the meeting. Frink said he believed that by keeping the ordinance in place, existing Carrabelle businesses in the 500-foot buffers, if they are sold, may never again sell alcohol, including Carrabelle Junction and Harrys Bar. After the meeting, though,. City Attorney Dan Hartman said that an existing business with a liquor license would not necessarily be prevented from selling alcohol if it were to change hands. He said churches within the commercial district are grandfathered in, but that under new state land use guidelines, a church is not an allowable use of commercial property. He said a special exception would be required to locate a new church in the commercial zone. Frink remained adamant that the commissioners action makes new business generation more difcult. There is no doubt that support is needed for the wishes of retired and xed-income people. But when city commissions do not back their hard-working productive merchants, the city does not deserve them, and eventually they wont be here anymore, he said.This was a very bad move. LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesMap of the P&Zs proposed zones. BOTTLE BATTLE from page A1

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OpinionA4 | The Times USPS 027-600Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 Publisher: Rick Martin Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Apalachicola Times P.O. Box 820 Apalachicola, FL 32329 Phone 850-653-8868 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT APALACHICOLA, FL 32329 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. TO ALL ADVERTISERSIn case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 Formerly The Apalachicola TimesBy Tom Nordlie Special to the Times When nature lovers book vacations in the great outdoors, they want their dollars to help preserve the places they visit, and a University of Florida study suggests that often happens. Research in Costa Rica, one of the worlds top destinations for naturebased tourism, showed that successful tour businesses usually invested in environmental protection and maintenance, and tour businesses of all sizes circulated money throughout local economies. The ndings could help Floridas edgling naturebased tourism industry increase its appeal to potential customers, said author Taylor Stein, an associate professor with UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The study appears in the current issue of the journal Environmental Conservation. Letting customers know is the key, said Stein, of UFs School of Forest Resources and Conservation. If you think part of your market will appreciate your efforts to preserve the environment, tell them what youre doing. Though Florida is best known for tourist destinations that arent off the beaten path think theme parks, golf courses and beaches Stein says the Sunshine State is becoming more conservation-oriented nonetheless. It used to be that you didnt see hotels bragging about the fact that they dont wash the bath towels every day of your stay, he said. But now, its rare not to see these signs in most hotels. If that makes customers happier, the hotels will do it. Helping customers feel greener about their vacations was a key goal for larger businesses involved in the UF study, which surveyed tour operators and travel agencies in six parts of Costa Rica. The larger, more commercially successful operators indicated that they provided environmental education to visitors, supported conservation initiatives, recycled waste and used environmentally friendly equipment. Regardless of size, most of the businesses reported employing local residents, purchasing supplies locally and using local lodging. In Florida, nature-based tourism was the fastestgrowing sector of the states tourism industry in the 1990s, and may still be. Stein said there hasnt been much denitive research on the subject lately. But most Florida counties hope to market their natural attractions, he said. And at least one is working to position itself as a top destination for nature-based tourism. Thats Brevard County, located on the Atlantic coast and home to the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian Inlet State Park and several other notable attractions. Thats a pretty big deal for Florida, Stein said. Were not used to saying come to our forests, come to our springs. Stein authored the study with graduate student Lisa Seales. His latest project focuses on ways to market the Florida National Scenic Trail, which covers 1,400 miles from the westernmost part of the Panhandle to the southern tip of peninsular Florida. Tom Nordlie is a writer for the University of Florida News Desk. Thursday, April 12, 2012By Caty Greene Special to the Times I am constantly being bombarded with ideas of books to buy for the Apalachicola Municipal Library. There are so many non-ction titles that would be wonderful, but unfortunately the budget allows for many fewer. NPRs Weekend Edition on Saturday April 7 had interviews with two authors. The rst book was called The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Rolls Best-Kept Secret by Kent Hartman. Its a fascinating look into the West Coast recording studio scene of the s and the inside story of the music you heard on the radio. As a child of the 60s I was oored to discover that a group of unnamed studio musicians are really the voices and instrumental performers on many very famous tracks by groups like Byrds, the Beach Boys and Simon & Garfunkel. The famous riffs that take me back to those days were produced by talent who never got credit. On a very different subject, another interview was with Elaine Pagels, author and educator, who teaches religion at Princeton. The book is called Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation. This is a part of the Bible that has always fascinated me, and I was interested to learn that its inclusion in the Bible was highly contested, and its author is still, according to some, shrouded in mystery. On the other end of the religious spectrum is Richard Dawkins new book The Magic of Reality: How We Know Whats Really True and Susan Jacobys 2004 book: Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism. Both were on Chris Hayes Saturday morning show on MSNBC a couple of weeks ago, with Harvard professor Steven Pinker, author of the 2011 book The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined. and author and columnist Robert Wright. Finally, a positive note for the library, the library owns Wrights 2009 book: The Evolution of God. Wright also writes for the Atlantic Monthly and this book is really interesting. I have read it. Just one more I would like to recommend The Age of Wonder: How the Romanic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes. I have not actually read this one, but was reminded when I saw it on the shelf that I want to. Browsing is one of the fun things you can do in a library, and its free. If my taste in books is not your taste, you can be sure that yours will be represented too and we take requests for purchases, if we have the money. Caty Greene is the librarian for the Apalachicola Municipal Library. To reach her, call 653-8436. In these uncertain times, millions of people have indicated they need a safe and convenient way to save for their long-term goals. In response, the U.S. Department of the Treasury is launching a new public education initiative, Ready. Save.Grow. The campaign will provide information and access to affordable, safe and convenient Treasury savings options that can help people take control of their future. Now more than ever, people are looking for reliable, long-term savings options that will help them buy a new home, provide for their childs college education or prepare for retirement, said Bureau of the Public Debt Commissioner Van Zeck. Our new Ready. Save. Grow. campaign offers information and solutions to people who may not be aware of Treasury savings options, such as digital savings bonds and Treasury marketable securities. The Treasury Departments Bureau of the Public Debt offers interest-bearing digital savings bonds for as little as $25 and Treasury marketable securities for as little as $100, with no risk of principal loss. These savings options are offered through TreasuryDirect. gov, and can be purchased online or through payroll direct deposit after opening a free TreasuryDirect account. More than a million people have already opened accounts in TreasuryDirect, a secure, web-based system operated by the Bureau of the Public Debt since 2002. Consumers can nd savings tips and other resources, including information about Treasury savings options and how to open and manage an account by visiting www. treasurydirect.gov/ readysavegrow The preceding information has been provided by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Public Debt. A new report from the Florida Department of Education shows that students who attend charter schools outpace their traditional public school counterparts on state assessments. Required by state law, the report, Student Achievement in Floridas Charter Schools: A Comparison with Achievement in Traditional Public Schools, is a statewide analysis of student achievement in charter schools versus the achievement of comparable students in traditional public schools. This report clearly demonstrates that charter schools are a viable option for parents, said Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson. Charter schools offer a wide range of educational environments to meet the needs of students and their families. Using data from the 2010-11 school year, the report makes 168 comparisons covering three measurements: FCAT prociency percentages, achievement gaps, and learning gains. Each of these measurement areas are further broken down to offer a more detailed view of student achievement. The FCAT prociency section of the report contains 54 separate comparisons of student achievement using both overall rates of prociency by grade groupings and comparisons of subgroup performance. In 50 of the 54 comparisons, charter school students outperformed traditional public school students. The achievement gap section contains both longitudinal and current data to analyze the gap between white students and African American students, and white students and Hispanic students in reading, math and science. The achievement gap was smaller for charter school students in 16 of the 18 comparisons. The learning gains section of the report makes 96 comparisons of learning gains made by charter school students and traditional public school students. Charter school students had higher average learning gains in 79 of the 96 comparisons. Charter schools are independent public schools with the autonomy and exibility to provide expanded learning opportunities to meet students individual educational needs. Charter schools are overseen by a governing board while being held accountable to state standards for academic performance and nancial solvency. For more information about Floridas charter schools and other educational options, or to download the report Student Achievement in Floridas Charter Schools: A Comparison with Achievement in Traditional Public Schools can be found at www. oridaschoolchoice.org SPECIa A L TO THE TT IMEs SButch Foust, president of the PALS library support group, sorts through old books as the library prepares for its May 5 Book Sale to raise funds for future acquisitions. Books we would own, if we could @THE LIBRaARY Caty GreeneReady. Save. Grow. campaign urges savingsState says charter schools outpace counterpartsNature-based tourism can benet environment PP HOTO BY TT HOMas AS WRIGHT | UF/IFAS Taylor Stein interviews a hiker on the Florida Trail.

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LocalThe Times | A5Thursday, April 12, 2012 News BRIEFSHabitat wants family for Eastpoint homeThe family selection/ family support committee of Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County will hold two workshops this month to choose a family for its next house, to be build in Eastpoint. The workshops will be held at 5 p.m. on April 17 and 19 in the Franklin County Public Library meeting rooms, on island Drive. Apalachicola exhibits marine artTo coincide with the 2012 Apalachicola Antique and Classic Boat Show, Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, at 86 Water Street, has organized a marine art exhibition and sale from now through April 28, with an opening reception scheduled for Saturday, April 14, from 6-8 p.m. The American Society of Marine Artist Members exhibit will feature artists Bill Farnsworth, Hodges Soileau, Mary Erickson, Don Maitz and Val Sandell. The center is stewarding the 52foot Apalachicola Traders Canoe, discovered in spring 2006 in the Apalachicola River and now on display. The center is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.Community garden hosts April 22 Earth DayCity Square Community Garden hosts the annual Earth Day-Arbor Day celebration at 5 p.m. April 22. The garden is located at the intersection of 8th Street and Avenue F. Come share good food, good music, and the commitment to building a healthy, happy community for all to enjoy.Carrabelle plans river clean-upCarrabelle CARES will tackle litter in the Carrabelle River Watershed, as part of the National River Cleanup, Saturday, April 21. Volunteers meet at the pavilion on Marine St. at 8:30 a.m. For info call 6972141 or email tballen@att. net. She distributed a list of the proposed changes, which were approved by city commissioners with little discussion. Rarely does a regular meeting go by without at least one member of the audience complaining about speeding in the city. Changing from one-way stops to three way stops will be: Bay Avenue and Eighth Street Bay Avenue and 11th Street 17th Avenue and Cornelius Rizer Street 18th Avenue and Ellis Van Vleet Street 22nd Avenue and Cornelius Rizer Street 25th Avenue and Bobby Cato Street 24th Avenue and 12th Street 25th Avenue and Timothy Simmons Street The Prado and Shadow Lane Taylor-Webb said that of these, only Prado and Shadow Lane, and 24th Avenue and 12th Street, involve county thoroughfares, but that the changes will still be made. Changing from two-way stops to four-ways will be: Avenue L and 17th Street 22nd Avenue and Earl King Street 22nd Avenue and James Clay Street 23rd Avenue and Earl King Street 24th Avenue and Bobby Cato Street 24th Avenue and Earl King Street Avenue H and Eighth Street Martin Luther King Avenue and 10th Street Avenue H and 9th Street Taylor-Webb said that additional signs and poles should cost about $50 each. She said she expects the changes, effective immediately, to be implemented in full by the end of June. Varnes said erecting additional stop signs is less expensive than adding speed bumps, which some residents have advocated. The chief said that in some cases near the new stop signs, existing speed bumps will be taken up and used elsewhere. In another related police matter, city commissioners heard a stern complaint from Fire Chief George Watkins that he had been stopped in recent weeks by sheriffs deputies while traveling in his truck in the Hill area. He said he was on routine business in the late afternoon when the stop was made, part of a pattern of checks he makes regularly around the city to see if anything is amiss with the citys re protection. He said in one case, he spotted a water leak that would have led to thousands of gallons of lost water. Watkins said that while he was not arrested or detained, he felt he had not been treated with the same deference due other area re chiefs. Would it have happened to Jay Abbott? What about George Pruett? What about Carl Whaley? he asked, referring to chiefs of three other volunteer re departments. Im in my 28th year on the re department. Ive never felt like this before in my town. Watkins said he had talked with Lt. Brad Segree, who leads the drug task force that conducted the stop. He said they did nothing wrong, that theyre just real thorough about it, Watkins said. City commissioners all were supportive of Watkins, and agreed to author a letter to Sheriff Skip Shiver regarding the incident. Youre an outstanding member of this community and there was no reason for them doing what they did, said Commissioner Jimmy Elliott. You have rights and they have to protect those rights as of cers. Johnson said he had spoken twice with Shiver. Commissioner Brenda Ash said she too had spoken with the sheriff. He is doing some investigating, Ash said. Its unfortunate, but youre not the only one it happens too. Ive heard of several instances of this type of behavior and Ive made this known to the sheriff as well. The mayor asked Watkins whether he might consider driving a clearly identi able city truck, but the re chief said the only way to do that without having the city buy a new truck, would be for Watkins to donate his personal truck to the city and then add a light or other of cial insignia to it. I make the rounds, I have my routine, Watkins said. I could drive a truck but I dont know how that would be in personal time. The mayor reassured the re chief they had his back. Dont fret and dont be afraid to go anywhere in the city, Johnson said. BAYFRONT HOME MAGNOLIA BLUFFLovely 3BR/3BA custom home overlooking East Bay, most stunning sunsets in the county! granite countertops. Screened porch overlooks First class home!MLS#246689......$699,000 Travis Stanley 850.653.6477 Grayson Shepard 850.653.6718 ST. GEORGE PLANTATION home on private wooded lot. Cathedral ceilings, large windows, great porches! Spacious kitchen wine cooler. Immaculate!MLS# 246840$419,000BAYVIEW ST. GEORGE ISLAND distance to all shops/restaurants. Screened MLS# 240643........$270,000GREATER APALACHICOLA ground pool. Many upgrades and new new carpet, windows, doors.MLS #245923........$139,500 ST. 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The gains were offset by losses in mining, logging, and construction (-400 jobs) and information and professional and business services (-100 jobs each). Manufacturing remained unchanged over the year. Nonagricultural employment growth rates in leisure and hospitality (+8.3 percent); trade, transportation, and utilities (+5.1 percent); other services (+3.4 percent); nancial activities (+2.9 percent); and government (+2.0) exceeded state growth rates. Would it have happened to Jay Abbott? What about George Pruett? What about Carl Whaley? Im in my 28th year on the re department. Ive never felt like this before in my town.Fire Chief George Watkins SLOW DOWN from page A1 JOBLESS from page A1

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A6 | The Times Thursday, April 12, 2012 PETOFTHEWEEK Franklin County Humane Society WE CAN HELP! GOT MOSQUITOES? CALLLOIS AT 653-5857Franklin Countys ONLY LOCALPest Control Company 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 SocietyOn March 14, the Lanark Village Red Hats hosted their monthly luncheon at Pam and Don Ashleys home, Breakaway Lodge, and raised $200 for Habitat for Humanity. Habitat is currently building their fourth house in Eastpoint. According to their website, the Red Hat Society has become the international society dedicated to reshaping the way women are viewed in todays culture. It encourages women to pursue fun, friendship, freedom, ful llment of lifelong dreams and tness. The Red Hat Society has spent over a decade developing a strong online communication tool for members assisting them in gaining exciting ways to enjoy life, sharing their motivating stories and helping members nd local hatters and activities they can participate in. Women over age 50 are known as Red Hatters, while those under 50 are lovingly referred to as Pink Hatters. 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.Special to the Times Super duper, Gary Cooper! Hope your weekend went as planned. Plenty to take part in and enjoy the sunny weather. Tonyas Hope Cancer Fundraiser was well supported. Thomas Lee and his crew did another great job at the grill and the ladies filled in with side dishes. Thank you all. It was super. Cliff Carroll, a candidate for county sheriff, and his wife pitched in to help. Mrs. Carroll was in the serving line at lunch. You got that right. They didnt pull my ticket out of the hopper bummer! I didnt win the $100 worth of groceries from IGA either. Oh well. We need to pray for Arthur Perry from Two Als. He had triple bypass surgery last Wednesday, April 4. He is recovering and doing well. Dont forget Friday nights are hamburger and chip night at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. The guys start cooking at 5 p.m. Sometimes the ladies do the cooking. Your donation of $6 will be collected from a member inside. Public welcome. On Sunday, April 15, we will have our monthly covered dish at Chillas Hall. We line up at 1 p.m. All you need is a dish to share and a donation. Then Sunday afternoon, at our Legion Post, its Pizza Pizza. Orders are taken from 5-7 p.m. By the slice is $1, whole pizza-eat-in is $8 and one to go is $10. Come on down and join us. Of course everyone is welcome. Be kind to one another. Check in on the sick and housebound and remember, ASAP also stands for Always Say a Prayer. Until next time, God bless America, our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry. Lanark Red Hats fundraise for HabitatDenise McCalpin, Caleb Kembro LANARK NEWSJim WelshTonyas Hope fundraiser well-supported Grant Peeples is a musician I regret waiting so long to hear. He was at the Dixie Saturday night March 31, closing down the 2012 season with his blessed lyrical wit, the ful llment of contemporary American folk music. With a bass player to his right, and a ddler to the left of his frets, Peeples delivered the goods, and us from evil. This is a subject I know about, folk music. It was the earliest music I recall listening to, making it the type I have loved the longest. Its what I sang with my family when we went camping, and drove long distances with me staring out the window at the world out there. You hear someone singing, especially your Mom, while you look up at the mountains or snake through a forest road, and it is understandable that I would equate American exceptionalism with the moral teachings found in folk music. But whereas all I know about folk music can t in a tambourine, I had not heard Peeples before Saturday night, other than the here and there I read online. But I knew he did folk music, which when compared to more popular genres attracts an audience roughly equivalent to how well Wednesday night Bible study does when compared to Easter services. This is not a bad analogy. Peeples named his recent album Okra and Ecclesiastes, and what it suggests is what came to life. With the indignant and plaintive spirit of an Old Testament prophet, Peeples message rolled off the Dixie stage like cold waters to a weathered soul. It was an invigorating and inspiring concert, and the best way the audience could appreciate it was to just watch it roll by with the windows rolled down. By David Adlerstein Panhandle Players Inc. presents Sex Please Were Sixty, written by Florida playwrights Michael and Susan Parker and directed by Margy Oehlert. This modern little farce is fashioned after the British production from the 70s entitled No Sex Please, Were British. The action takes place in Mrs. Stancliffs Rose Cottage Bed and Breakfast, somewhere in New England. A romance novelist, a Southern belle, and a chemists assistant all succumb to the advances of one Bud the Stud with the aid of a pharmaceutical for menopausal women invented by retired chemist Henry, Mrs. Stancliffs charming neighbor. Come enjoy this farcical ride into the world of elderly romance, hysterical menopause, and drugged complimentary iced tea. Sex Please Were Sixty is a gigglefest for all audiences, but especially those of a certain age. Performances are Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 and are available at the Dixie Theatre box office, Downtown Books, Butler Agency, or Carrabelle Junction. Panhandle Players to present Sex Please Were SixtyGrant Peeples closes Dixie season WEDDING SATURDAYBurkes mark silver anniversary Happy 25th anniversary to Beverly and David! May silver bells ring on your special day.

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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. Sunday Worship Services 8 & 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays Healing Service 11 a.m. Centering Prayer 4 p.m. FaithThe Times | A7Thursday, April 12, 2012 Church BRIEFSDry B B ones to prepare fruit baskets S S aturdayDry 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. to 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.SS unday meeting for free overnight campThe 1st Sgt. Michael S. Curry Memorial  Foundation is sponsoring a week-long overnight camp, from June 24-30, in beautiful Umatilla, about one hour from Orlando. The free overnight camp will be 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. Fun-lled sporting activities, a golf-driving range and miniature golf facility, archery instruction and the challenge ropes course will be included. Representatives from Smiles Are Contagious will be from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at Battery Park in Apalachicola. There will be a 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.smiles arecontagious.org.BB illy R R ay Hill benet May 5A benet for Billy Ray Hill, Jr. will be held Saturday May 5 at the Eastpoint Pavilion on Island Drive, from 10 a.m. until the food is gone, Mullet dinners, with baked beans, cole slaw and tea, will be available for $6. Cakes and other desserts will be for sale as well, for $5 and up. Hill, a liver transplant patient, is in Shands Hospital in Gainesville, recovering from surgery. For more information, call Belinda at 850-348-9926.Domestic violence counseling availableDomestic violence group counseling is now being held in Franklin County, in conjunction with Refuge House. For further information, call Carol Bareld, domestic violence advocate at 653-3313. OBITUARIESThe family of Ricky Murray would like to invite all family and friends to join with them for a celebration of Rickys life. Please join them to share food, drink, and many beautiful memories of Ricky, on Saturday, April 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Carrabelle Senior Center on 1st Street West. RRicky MurrayAugust 26, 1954 April 6, 2012 Ruth Arrington Venters, 94, passed away on Feb. 17, 2012 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Jackson Venters, of Eastpoint. She is survived by her daughters, Jackie Reno, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and Elena Doe, of Atlanta, Ga; and brother Ray Arrington, of St. Cloud, Fla.. Also surviving are four grandchildren and ve great-granddaughters. A celebration of life service will be held by the family at a later date.RRuth AArrington Venters There is no need to be a Christian couch potatoBy Pamela and Scott ShiverSpecial to the Times Our youth group was recently invited to a youth revival, coordinated by Pastor Craig Hicks at the Living Waters Assembly of God. The revival was exciting and action packed with prizes, music, performances and an inspirational message. We had the privilege of working alongside several other youth groups from Franklin County churches that also contributed their ministry talents. I was very impressed by each youth group that used their talents to glorify God. Friday night, we heard a group of young ladies from the Methodist church of St George Island that have only been singing together for a month. With a tremendous amount of courage, they stood in front of their peers for the rst time and performed very well. The next group, the expressive worship team from Pastor Walkers church, Covenant Word, equally blessed us. Their dynamic performance did not reveal the fact that they were also a newlyformed ministry team. Next, Morgan Martin blessed us with an inspiring solo expressive worship performance. The Pentecostal Holiness Church youth band led us into worship and set the stage for the guest speaker, Jacob Jester. His sermon was cutting edge, captivating the audience with the salvation message. As the service came to a close, the PH band took the stage once again for the altar service. Their well-blended vocal and instrumental group ushered us into the presence of God with songs of praise. On Saturday evening, we met again for the second service to be ministered to by another group of Franklin County teens. The evening service kicked off with the Radix Youth Band from the Eastpoint Church of God, which performed an energetic pre-service jam concert for all who attended. The next group, Free Fire Dance team of the Carrabelle Christian Center brought excitement to the room with their enthusiastic performances preparing the service for Jacob Jester to return to the pulpit. Within his message, Jacob challenged the young people to never disrespect the anointing of God nor take it for granted. To close out the evening, the Radix band returned to the stage and performed for the alter service. I was very proud of all the young people who gave up their free time to minister throughout the weekend. Each youth group has mentors that have trained the young ministers in their performances. These mentors spend many hours researching for new material, building teams, practicing with, and in some cases performing with, their team. Church ministry teams give young people a platform, improve their self-esteem and give them an opportunity to be a part of a disciplined program. A person who has experience in areas of performance and arts can become a positive inuence in a young persons life by starting ministries in the local church. Young people have pent-up energy looking for an outlet that could be an asset to your church. There may be untapped talent lying dormant in the uninvolved youth sitting in the pews, feeling as if they have no part in the adult services. I have been amazed at the youth that are involved in our program that had talents that they themselves were unaware of. One of our guitarists, Austin Larkin, learned rhythm by playing guitar hero. Who would have known? You could be the Christian couch potato that some teenager needs to reach out to them and extract the talent they never knew they had. If you are waiting on a message from God to be a mentor, just read the Bible. Although some of the youth are stubborn, moody, hormonal, shy or downright aggravating at times, mentoring them is the most fullling thing you will ever do. You may miss an awesome opportunity by waiting for the right time or more time while the church is losing young people to secular activities that may lead to destructive behaviors. There is no better time than the present to make an impact on a childs life. We welcome all suggestions and hope you enjoy this weekly column. Please send all emails to Scott Shiver at frontline247@mac.com YOUThH MATTERSScott and Pamela Shiver Trinity to raise funds for Relay for LifeThe Trinity Episcopal Church Relay for Life Team and Trinity Outreach Committee will sponsor a smoked butt and smoked chicken dinner and sale this Sunday, April 15 at Benedict Hall, 79 Sixth St., Apalachicola. Everyone is invited to attend this fundraising event which will begin at noon, following the 10:30 a.m. service, and last until 2 p.m. Smoked Boston butt or smoked chicken dinner, will be available for eat-in or take-out, for $8 a plate, which includes meat, bread, roasted potatoes, slaw and drink. For sale will be smoked Boston butts for $20, and smoked chickens for $10, homemade whole pies for $10 to $15, and homemade whole cakes for $20. Please mark your calendar, tell and bring your friends and neighbors! We would love to see you! Also, please call Beverley Connors by cell phone 850-5088566, or email beverleyconnors651@gmail.com. Or call Trinity Church at 653-9550 or email info@mytrinitychurch.com to reserve your smoked meat and desert or if you have any questions. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society which, for more than 20 years has sponsored Relay for Life, a community-based fundraising event as well as a special time to honor cancer survivors and remember those who have lost their battle with cancer. The relay is a true community event where people of all ages and from all walks of life come together for a common cause. A portion of the funds raised in Franklin County are used by the cancer society to assist in providing numerous program/services as well as funds for the transportation of Franklin County residents to doctor appointments, treatment and medications. If you know of anyone needing this service, please have them call Jill Pait, head of Panhandle Patient Services, with the Panama City American Cancer Society at 850-475-0850 ext. 2288. To nd out about this service and the other numerous programs and services available such as Camp for Kids, Scholarships, Feel Better Program (makeup, wigs, etc), Hope Lodge and the Cancer Gift Closet, you can go to the website www.cancer.org.Pastor Martha Harris, left, and Paulette Moss take part in last years Relay for Life. Many smoked food items will be on sale to benet cancer ght

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Email outdoors news to timesoutdoors @star .com OUTDOORSwww.apalachtimes.comSection Section A By Lois Swoboda653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com Numbers were down but there was added excitement at this years open house on St. Vincent Island. It was a lovely day for outdoor activity on Friday, March 30 when volunteers welcomed over 200 guests to the island. Shelley Stiaes, director of St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, said she believed the numbers were down a little from past years both because this years celebration was held on Friday instead of Saturday and because rocky weather was predicted for the afternoon. The storm held off until after the last visitor had left for the evening and brave souls who journeyed to St. Vincent were treated to a cool breeze that kept the insects at bay. There was music by perpetual favorite Cletis Heaps of Port St. Joe performing with Gerald Smith and John Miick and food courtesy of the Supporters of St. Vincent. As always, there were wagon tours of the refuge. One group had a minor adventure when their transportation was temporarily stalled. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of ce in Panama City sent biologists Adam Kaeser and Sandy Pursifull with a display on endangered species. In a telephone interview, Pursifull said it was her rst St. Vincent open house and she enjoyed it very much. Pursifull said she hopes to return next year. Eric Lovestrand led bird walks and manned a booth for the Apalachicola National Estuarine Reserve. St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and the Apalachicola Riverkeeper had educational booths as well. An interesting footnote to this years event was the rescue of a distressed sea turtle spotted by volunteers manning the mainland dock for the barge that ferried day-trippers to the island. Lynda Smith spotted something in the water to the west of her post and recognized that it was a sea turtle listing strongly to one side. St. Vincent staffers Stiaes and David Moody were able to drag the 70pound turtle ashore where a pair of new residents of Port St. Joe Don Stoneberger and Kathy Strnad, who had come for the open house volunteered to give it a ride to Gulf World in Panama City for medical care. On Friday, April 6, Secret Holmes-Douglas who works with animal rescue at the marine park said the turtle is a subadult loggerhead of indeterminate sex. Although rescuers feared the animal had suffered a head injury, Holmes-Douglas said the damage was old and minor. She said park veterinarian Lynda Skaggs took xrays and determined the turtle was suffering from pneumonia. She said the turtle is now taking a course of antibiotics and is recovering and eating well. 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GARMIN ETREX 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 1274 54 0% Fri, Apr 1375 62 0% Sat, Apr 1478 6510% Sun, Apr 1578 6610% Mon, Apr 1679 69 0% Tues, Apr 1780 6830% Wed, Apr 1880 6440% Page 8Surprise rescue at St. Vincent Island open houseBy Chris BeattySpecial to the Times April is the time of year that starts the beginning of baby season. Baby season will run from April to September. If you nd a young bird alone on the ground or otherwise away from its nest, you must rst determine if it is in need of assistance. Many songbird edglings leave the nest several days before they can y easily, and the parent birds are still caring for them and watching for their safety. A edgling will have almost fully formed feathers though the wings and tail may be short. It will be able to y or hop short distances. Fledglings do not require any intervention unless you see the cat or dog watching or chasing it. Then pick it up and put it in a nearby bush or shrub out of harms way. Please contain the dog or cat; they may need to be kept inside for several days. Since most birds have no signi cant sense of smell, moving a baby bird to safety or returning it to its nest will not cause its parents to abandon it. A hatchling is much younger and needs assistance. Hatchlings may appear bald or only have tufts of feathers; they are much smaller and do not have as much energy as edglings. If you nd a baby bird with little or no feathers and you know where the nest is, then return the bird to its nest. If the nest has been destroyed, you can construct a makeshift nest using a small berry basket (like the one strawberries come in) where water can go through. Line the container with material from the old nest if available, or dry grass or leaves. Wire your nest to a branch about six feet off the ground out of reach of children or predators. Wire it securely in a branch fork near the old nest if its still there. If you use a different container, please make sure it drains well by putting little holes in the bottom of the container or rainwater will collect and drown the birds. The best chance for survival for a baby animal is for it to be raised by its own parent(s). Parents can teach their young things we cannot. If the baby bird appears sick or injured in any way it will need assistance of a rehabilitation center. It is illegal to keep wild birds in captivity even if you plan to release them. Always seek the assistance of a knowledgeable rehabilitator. Even well-intentioned people who try to raise baby birds can harm them, since young birds require specialized diets and the company of their own kind. In addition, birds eat a lot and very often to maintain their high body temperature and fast metabolism. This is especially true of baby birds. Some may consume almost their own body weight daily. Some young birds double in size each week and must be fed at least every 20-30 minutes. This makes it imperative that orphaned birds are brought to a rehabilitation facility immediately after being found. Do not attempt to feed or water to the baby birds if you are not trained in the technique of feeding. Best container to keep the bird in is a small cardboard box/shoe box with some tiny holes for air to get through. Put the bird in a dark warm place. You can use a heating pad under it if you keep the setting on low. Keep the bird where it is quiet, stress-free, and away from children or pets. Chris Beatty is the director of the Florida Wild Mammal Association, established in 1994 to rescue, rehabilitate, and release the sick, injured and orphaned wildlife in Wakulla, Franklin, Leon, Taylor and Jefferson counties and part of Leon County. It is supported entirely by donations and grants and has been a registered 501(c)3 non-pro t organization. For more information, visit their website at www.wakullawildlife.org/.Caring for orphaned birdsBy Lois Swoboda653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com Few owers are lovelier or more exotic than the fragrant water lily, Nymphaea odorata and right now, the ditches in Tates Hell are rich with this plant, also known as cow cabbage, cow lily, sweet scented pond lily, toad lily, water cabbage, water nymph and beaver root. The water lily takes its genus name, Nymphaea from the Greek word for virgin. The Greeks are said to have given the flower this name because of its reputed anti-aphrodisiac qualities. The Mayas of Central America and Mexico revered the water lily as the sacred symbol of the earth. Mixed with lemon juice, the crushed flowers were an old-fashioned remedy for pimples, sunburn, inflamed skin or freckles. The juice was also used to treat tuberculosis, dropsy, dysentery, gonorrhea, cancer and other tumors and sores in the mouth and throat. The powdered root, combined with flaxseed, was used as a poultice for painful swellings, boils, ulcers and cuts. Native Americans used tea made from the roots for coughs, tuberculosis, in amed glands, and mouth sores and to stop bleeding.LOIS SWOBODA | The Times BUDS N BUGS Waterlillies LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesBarred owl nestlings PHOTOS BY LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesA turtle rescued during the St. Vincent open house.Right: Landy and Nancy Luther roast a mean weenie. Freshwater Inshore | OffshoreSt. Joe Bay is back to normal as far as the shing goes. Good ounder and trout reports have been coming in daily with most anglers usuing live shrimp and Lys. Blacks Island and Eagle harbor seem to be the hot spots for inshore shing. Large schools of red sh have been on the move at Towns beach and close to Presnells channel. April is proving to be a great month for freshwater shing. Hot air temperature are warming up the water early this year, and the sh have taken notice. Lake Wimico has had great bass ans shellcraker reports this past week, with most anglers using spinnerbaits and crankbaits. The cat sh bite has slowed down, but is still worht the time, if the water is rising. SPONSORED BY

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CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA SP O RTS www.apalachtimes.com ASectionThursday, April 12, 2012 MATCHING DEALER REBATE TotalRebate $400st. joe rent-all706E. 1st Street Port St. Joe (850) 227-2112 Page 9By WILLIE NORREDSpecial to the Times Editors note: Mr. Norred, a devoted reader of the Times, for which we are grateful, wrote this letter to Lois Swoboda as a follow-up to her story in the Feb. 16 issue headlined Buck ONeil: Carrabelles gift to baseball. We offer this as a treat to our readers, a rst-hand recollection of Mr. Bloodworths career by one of his contemporaries. I enjoyed very much your article on Buck ONeil. I remember reading about his accomplishments in baseball sometime back when Carrabelle was to honor him with a sign to welcome visitors to his birthplace. In it unfortunate that Mr. ONeil lived in a time that his athletic talents were limited by the color of his skin. The honors and recognition he received following his playing years were well-deserved. I certainly do not wish in any way to diminish those well-deserved attributes that Mr. ONeal earned in life. I do, however, take exception to your statement that Buck ONeil is generally recognized as the greatest ballplayer to come out of Franklin County. Apparently, as a newcomer to our beloved county, you have come up short in our sports history. May I introduce you to Apalachicola and Franklin County native Jimmy Bloodworth. Our friend, Joe Snooky Barber had it right in his assessment of sports in small towns in the rst half of the 20th century. Life centered around a persons faith, family and baseball. The baseball game was highly competitive between individual players in making the team and with teams competing with neighboring cities. It was in this 1935 atmosphere that a skinny, 17-year-old baseball player from Apalachicola earned a try-out with the Panama City professional baseball team in the Georgia-Florida League. He was signed immediately. As his physical stature grew Jimmy didnt reach his 5-foot-11 height and 180 pounds until two years later so did his abilities on the playing eld. In 1936, Jimmy moved up to Class A with Columbia in the South Atlantic League. The following year, 1937, he played AA ball with Chattanooga in the well-regarded Southern league. He returned to Chattanooga for the 1938 season. In 1939, fully grown now, he earned a starting position in the American League with the Washington Senators at second base. Jimmys major league play would extend over 11 season and 1,002 games. He played with and against some of baseballs greatest. Jimmy was known for his defensive skills and led American League second basemen in elding three times during his major league career. Like Mr. ONeil, Jimmys baseball career was interrupted by two years in the Army during World War II. He returned to the game in 1946 with Pittsburgh in the National league. It was there that he met Bing Crosby and the Apalachicola FLA resulted from their friendship. In 1948, his baseball contract was sold to the Brooklyn Dodgers. There was a big problem: the Dodgers did not need a second baseman. The color barrier in major-league baseball was to be broken by none other than Jackie Robinson at second base. Jimmy was demoted to Montral in the AAA International League. Some with less stamina, motivation, determination or whatever might have called it quits following this career setback. Not Jimmy! This 31-year-old veteran showed the young guys how the game was played. His elding and hitting was outstanding. He led the Montreal Royals in winning the Little World Series and was named the 1948 Most Valuable Player in the International League. He returned to major league play in 1949 with the Cincinnati Reds. In 1950, Jimmy was a member of the Philadelphia Phillies, the so-called Whiz Kids, when they won the National League title and a trip to the World Series. Jimmy ended his playing career in 1951. Following several years of managing minor league ball clubs, Jimmy ended a promising managerial career in baseball for what he cherished most, life in Apalachicola, with family, friends and, as he so often put it, a chance to lasso a mullet now and then. Whos to say after 60 years following their playing day who was the greatest player to ever come out of Franklin County? How do you measure greatness? How do you become a member of the generally accepted group? How do you compare their playing, when they were in different leagues with different competition? I say that Buck and Jimmy were both great, not one greater than the other. Oh, I have my favorite and a lot of great memories. I will just leave it at that. Willie Norred, a lifelong baseball fan, lives on St. George Island. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The Lady Seahawks varsity softball team won two of its last three games and now heads to postseason play Monday, seeded fourth in the district. The team (11-13, 6-6 district) plays against thirdseeded South Walton at 5 p.m. EDT at Bozeman. Winner of that game will play the winner of the match-up between fth-seeded Bozeman and second-seeded Port St. Joe, with the remainder of the district tourney in Blountstown. On April 2 at The Nest, Franklin County survived a sixth-inning Wewahitchka rally to escapes with a 4-2 victory. Wewa opened with a run in the top of the rst, but the Lady Seahawks, under the direction of coach Lisa Sweatt and assistant coach Sally Wheeler, scored two in the bottom of the inning. Morgan Mock opened the game with a home run to center eld, and then Chena Segree was hit by a pitch. An Anna Lee double advanced Segree, who scored on a single from Ally Millender. Franklin County got two more in the bottom of the third, when Lee singled, stole second and advanced to third on a Millender grounder. Lee scored on a Scout Segree single, and Segree scored when Morgan Newell smacked a base hit. Wewa scored one run in the sixth on a steal of home by J Rouse. Morgan Mock was perfect at the dish, going 2-2. Krista Martina was a workhorse in the circle for the Lady Seahawks. She pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed two earned runs, four hits and three walks while striking out ve. Maddie Newell, Chena Segree, Mock, Vanessa Simmons, Millender, Scout Segree and Lee all collected hits. Lee led the team with two hits. On April 3 at Liberty County, the districts undefeated leader, the Lady Seahawks were outmuscled 9-3. Franklin County got two runs in the top of the fth, after Millender singled, Scout Segree doubled to advance her, and she scored when Newell reached rst on an error. A Simmons grounder brought Segree home. The team added a third run in the top of the sixth, when Mock singled, advanced to third when Gracyn Kirvin hit into a elders choice, and scored when Newell smacked a double to center eld. Chena Segree was a workhorse in the circle for Franklin County, allowing nine earned runs, 12 hits and ve walks while striking out one. Newell, Millender and Scout Segree each went 2 for 3 at the plate. On Tuesday night at the Nest, Franklin County edged Rickards 7-6 in seven innings as Lee went 2 for 3 at the plate. She doubled in the rst inning and singled in the third inning. Newell worked out of 16 tough situations for Franklin County, pitching 3 2/3 innings and allowing no earned runs on no hits. The bottom of the rst saw the Lady Seahawks take an early 3-0 lead. Kirvin singled, Newell reached on an error and Newell reached base on a elders choice. Lee then rocketed a double to center to score Newell and Segree, and then stole home. Rickards got two runs, but the Lady Seahawks responded with three more runs in the bottom of the third. Chena Segree reached base on catchers interference and scored when Millender reached on a elders choice. Lee, who had singled, scored, as did Millender, when Newell doubled to left. Rickards tied the game in the fourth on a passed ball, but the Lady Seahawks rallied in the bottom of the fourth with the winning run, when Kirvin singled, stole second, advanced to third on a Newell single and scored on the errant throw. Kirvin went 2 for 4 at the plate, and Lee and Newell each went 2 for 3. Chena Segree struck out four and walked seven in her rst three innings of work. BLOODWORTH STATSIn 11 seasons, Jimmy Bloodworth played in 1,002 games, had 3,519 at-bats, 347 runs, 874 hits, 160 doubles, 20 triples, 62 home runs, 451 RBIs, 19 stolen bases, 202 walks, a .248 batting average, a .292 on-base percentage, a .358 slugging percentage, 1,260 total bases and 51 sacri ce hits. In one memorable moment, in what came to be known as baseballs most unpatriotic hit, Bloodworth once hit a tapper back to pitcher Elmer Riddle when the stadium loudspeaker suddenly started playing the The Star Spangled Banner. Riddle quickly snapped to attention and saluted as the ball trickled past the pitchers mound, and Bloodworth scampered to rst.Jimmy Bloodworth shone in the major leagues Photos SPECIAL TO THE TIMESFrom left, Jimmy Bloodworth played for the Cincinnati Reds, the Philadelphia Phillies Whiz Kids in 1951, and the Detroit Tigers.Lady Seahawks head to playoffs DAVID ADLERSTEIN | the TimesKrista Martina at the plate.

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LocalA10 | The Times Thursday, April 12, 2012Project Graduation holds Friday fundraiserProject Graduation is holding a fundraiser from 11 a.m. until we run out Friday at Taylors Building Supply in Eastpoint. The group is selling grilled chicken dinners, prepared by the award-winning 10-4 BBQ Team. Cost is $6. Large orders can call 653-6688 for delivery.Carrabelle welcomes history buffsThe Camp Gordon Johnston Museum, the Carrabelle History Museum and the Crooked River Lighthouse Keepers Museum will host a 10-day event from April 13-22. Visitors who go to all three museums will receive a token commemorating their visit to historic Carrabelle. This event is partially funded by the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce and the Franklin County Tourist Development Council. For more information, call Tamara Allenat 850-524-1153 or email tballen@att.net.Countys solar panels join gridAt the April 3 meeting the county commission voted unanimously to have Chairman Pinki Jackel sign the form which will allowing for the interconnection of the courthouse annex to the Progress Energy electric grid. The county will be able to sell electricity back to Progress on days the solar panels are producing more energy than the annex is consuming. Commissioner Smokey Parrish said that will probably occur mostly on the weekends.Commission meeting scheduled in EastpointThe regular meeting of the county commission, scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday will be held at the headquarters of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, in Eastpoint.Carrabelle to lease former high school gymAt the April 5 Carrabelle city meeting, Beth Millender requested permission to rent the gymnasium at the Carrabelle Municipal Center on Gray Avenue. She said she represents a group planning to use the facility to provide after-school activities for young people. Commissioner Charlotte Schneider supported the project saying the facility might create some new jobs. The commission voted unanimously to rent her the facility for $5 per month with the understanding that she is responsible for paying the utilities.Surviving spouses can retain county insuranceOn April 3, county commissioners voted unanimously to allow surviving spouses of deceased county employees to retain county health insurance. The spouse or eligible dependent is responsible for paying all premiums. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida, the countys health insurance provider, stipulated that the surviving spouse or eligible dependent must be covered by the county health plan at the time of death of the insured member. Additional dependents cannot be added. Surviving spouse eligibility ceases when alternate coverage is available. (850) 653-9419 On behalf of my staff and I, we would like to thank all our loyal patients for the honor of being selected for the multiple awards that we have received over the last 12 months; including voted most compassionate Dr. and Patients Choice Award. It is a great honor and we will continue to strive for the very best medical care for our patients.VINCENTIVERS, M.D.301TwentiethStreet Port St. Joe, FL 32456850-227-7070www.iversmd.com On behalf of my staff and I, we would like to thank all our loyal patients for the honor of On behalf of my staff and I, we would like to 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. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information County facility honors National Library WeekNational Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nations libraries and librarians and to promote library use. Franklin County Public Library will be joining in the observance by offering amnesty for overdue materials returned through April 14. There will be no ne imposed if you return an overdue book, audio or DVD to the branch in Eastpoint or Carrabelle. Another special week is from April 15-21 when we celebrate National Volunteer Week. The Friends of the FCPL will hold a used book sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at the St. George Island Lighthouse Park. Putt-Masters II is coming May 19. For information or to sponsor a team, contact Anna Carmichael at 370-6763 or anna.carmichael@yahoo.com. AFor more details about library programs, call the Eastpoint branch 670-8151 or the Carrabelle branch 697-2366. JEAN COLLINS | Special to the TimesHolding the watercolor are, from left, Arowana Askew; husband Ken Askew; daughter Anslea Askew; and mother Louise Twilley.Well-known watercolorist Lian Quan Zhen donated his painting Shrimp Boat at the Cut for a raf e to bene t the Franklin County Public Library. The excited winner, Arowana Askew of Powder Springs, Ga., near Atlanta, decided to retrieve the painting herself from Sea Oats Gallery on St. George Island. A former art teacher and frequent visitor to the island, Askew made it a family trip with her husband, daughter and mother. I will have to totally remodel the downstairs just for the picture, she joked, noting seriously the painting will de nitely be the focal point. Lian Quan Zhen is a recognized master of watercolor and Chinese painting, conducting workshops throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and authored several books on Chinese watercolor techniques. News BRIEFS Raf e winner delights in watercolor

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MATCHING DEALER REBATE TotalRebate $300st. joe rent-all706E. 1st Street Port St. Joe (850) 227-2112 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 Law EnforcementThe Times | A11Thursday, April 12, 2012 ARREST REPORT 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), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce (FCSO. All defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. April 3 Cameron C. Pate, 30, Jacksonville, withholding child support (FCSO) Carroll G. Donley Jr., 40, Thomasville, Ga., failure to appear (FCSO) April 4 Darin W. Cruson II, 23, Carrabelle, disorderly intoxication (FCSO) David D. Hartman, 33, Eastpoint, disorderly conduct and resisting without violence (FCSO) Bobby J. Bullock Jr., 44, Eastpoint, trespass after warning, resisting without violence, disorderly intoxication, and violation of probation (FCSO) April 5 Tina N. Keith, 24, Carrabelle, grand theft of a rearm (FCSO) April 6 Mitchell E. Roberts, 21, Carmel, Indiana, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis and possession of paraphernalia (FCSO) Robert D. Ramos, 35, Lanark Village, domestic battery (CPD) April 9 George H. Ketcham, 44, Greenville, Indiana, boating under the inuence (FWC) LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesDebra Cox, a spokesperson for the State Fire Marshalls Of ce said the cause of a March 30 re in Carrabelle has been con rmed as arson and is the subject of an ongoing investigation. Fire ghters arrived on the scene at 2:28 a.m. but were unable to extinguish the ames at the site, at Avenue B and 11th Street, pictured above. The house, built of heart pine, was fully consumed by the blaze. The owners had begun to dismantle the structure prior to the re. The re marshalls of ce is seeking the publics help in identifying the arsonist. Anyone who was in the area at that time of the blaze or has any information can call the Arson Tipline at 877-NO ARSON (662-7766). Persons providing information leading to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $5,000. REWARD OFFERED IN ARSON INVESTIGATION CLASSIFIEDSThursday, April 12, 2012 The Times | A11 86470T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF SECOND THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE N O: 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 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 N O: 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 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 86594T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA

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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 Email: thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW 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 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 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 86871T NOTICE OF DETERMINATION OF QUALIFICATION FOR EXEMPTION In the Matter of an Application for a Determination of Qualification for an Exemption by: File No.: 19-0310978-001-EE County: Franklin Ms. Anna Carmichael Friends of the Franklin County Library P.O. Box 722 Eastpoint, FL, 32328 The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice that thinning wetland vegetation and debris using manual and mechanical means in unnamed wetlands adjacent to Indian Creek, Class III Waters of the State, 70 North Bay Drive, Eastpoint, FL, Section 36, Township 8S, Range 7W, Latitude 29.8, Longitude -84.5, Franklin County, has been determined to be exempt from requirements to obtain a consolidated wetland resource permit. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 323993000. If a timely and sufficient petition for an administrative hearing is filed, other persons whose substantial interests will be affected by the outcome of the administrative process have the right to petition to intervene in the proceeding. Intervention will be permitted only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code. The petition must be filed (received by the Clerk) in the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Also, a copy of the petition shall be mailed to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing. Time Period for Filing a Petition In accordance with Rule 62-110.106(3), F.A.C., petitions for an administrative hearing by the applicant must be filed within 21 days of receipt of this written notice. Petitions filed by any persons other than the applicant, and other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S. must be filed within 21 days of publication of the notice or within 21 days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs first. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may file a petition within 21 days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The failure to file a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that persons right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. Extension of Time Under Rule 62-110.106(4), F.A.C., a person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments action may also request an extension of time to file a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be filed with the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 323993000, before the applicable deadline for filing a petition for an administrative hearing. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for filing a petition until the request is acted upon. Mediation Mediation is not available in this proceeding. Judicial Review Any party to this action has the right to seek judicial review pursuant to Section 120.68, F.S., by filing a Notice of Appeal pursuant to Rules 9.110 and 9.190, Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure, with the Clerk of the Department in the Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, M.S. 35, Tallahassee, Florida 323993000; and by filing a copy of the Notice of Appeal accompanied by the applicable filing fees with the appropriate District Court of Appeal. The Notice of Appeal must be filed within 30 days from the date this action is filed with the Clerk of the Department. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Departments action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agencys file or identification number, if known; (b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioners substantial interests are or will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agencys proposed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the agencys proposed action; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agencys proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Departments action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by rule 28-106.301. Under sections 120.569(2)(c) and (d) of the Florida Statutes, a petition for administrative hearing shall be dismissed by the agency if the petition does not substantially comply with the above requirements or is untimely filed. Complete copies of all documents relating to this determination of exemption are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Department of Environmental Protection, 160 West Government Street, Pensacola, Florida 32502. April 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. CASE NO.: 11-CA-000294 AMERIS BANK, a Georgia Bank 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 100 Jacksonville, Florida 32256, Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER A. SINGLETARY, CRYSTAL D. SINGLETARY, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 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: LOTS 13, 14, AND 15, BLOCK 277 OF RIVERSIDE HEIGHTS, UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 21, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash at Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 beginning at 11:00 a.m. EST, on the 9th day of May, 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 Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Timothy D. Padgett, Esq., TIMOTHY D. PADGETT, P.A. 2878 Remington Green Circle, Tallahassee, Florida 32308 Ph: (850) 422-2520 Fax: (850) 422-2567 April 12, 19, 2012 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 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. A 12| The Times Thursday, April 12, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: An employee in this position will operate a pickup truck up to four to six hours at a time with a mounted ulv spray unit. Requires basic knowledge on computers, pda, gps, etc. Other duties as required. Minimum Qualifications: Requires a high school diploma or an equivalent. Must possess a valid Florida Drivers License with a favorable driving record. Background investigation and drug screening will be completed on selected applicant. Web ID#: 34204500 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 Carrabelle At The Bragdon Home: 1102 Gulf Ave, Friday, 4/13 & Saturday 4/14, 7:30 am until ?YARD SALEFurniture, clothes, dishes, pictures and lots more. Look for signs. Call 850-545-6548.Text FL04821 to 56654 Port St Joe: 192 Griffin Ave, Off Lee Rd Money Bayou, Mile from Indian Pass Raw Bar, Saturday 4/14, 8am-??Must SeeDown to One Building! Antiques, several TVs (all working) DVRs, AC. Something for everyone!Text FL04986 to 56654 Port St. Joe-1007 10th Street, April 13th and 14th, 10 am to 3 pmFace Thrift Hut Tent SaleText FL04344 to 56654 Sweatmore Strawberry RanchOPEN MAR 22nd 8AM Weather Permitting Mon-Sat 8am-7pm Sunday 8am-5pm 850-722-4819 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/HospitalityThe Water Street HotelFull Service Cook. Apply at Water Street Hotel 329 Water Street, Apalachicola 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 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 Office furnishings, plus Couches, end tables, Lazy boys, conference tables and chairs, plus much more!!! Call: 850-653-2222 Apalachicola: 244 Bobby Cato St Sat 14th 8am to ?Yard SaleLots of odds & ends Text FL04883 to 56654 86887T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-376-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER M. DeTREVILLE; PATRICIA E. DeTREVILLE; FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; and RIVERSIDE PLANTATION HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida, described as: LOT 7 OF RIVERSIDE PLANTATION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE(S) 49 & 50, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street Apalachicola, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on May 16, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, other than the property owner, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk April 12, 19, 2012 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 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. 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In Eastpoint the sheriffs of ce youth fund provided funds to dye and hide 4300 eggs, some plastic and some traditional. Sgt. John Solomon, who helped organize the event, said 199 children attended based on the number of raf e tickets distributed for a drawing. He said 300 hot dogs were prepared by sheriffs of ce employees and consumed by everyone. The eggs were dyed by female trustees housed in the county jail and hidden by male trustees. Sheriff Skip Shiver said one woman was moved to tears when she saw her handiwork deployed on the grassy eld to delight youngsters. I fee like we really did something good, she told him. The bunny arrived right on time in a police car driven by Shiver, and hung around to pat paws with the kiddies. Solomon said two children arrived too late to join in the hunt but were still given tickets for the nal drawing. They both won Easter baskets so I guess the bunny was looking out for everyone on Sunday, he said. To view a gallery of the sheriffs egg hunt visit www.apalachtimes.com. EASTER from page A1 The Franklin County High School science students took a trip to the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve on Wednesday, March 21 to continue their research of oysters growing on beds designed by the staff at ANERR. Data was collected on shore and recorded with the help of staff and teachers. The high school is fortunate to be a part of the local environmental study, and it brought students with varying exceptionalities together with general education students for a fun lled day.Science students research oyster beds Bryce Horst shakes hands with you know who. Left, Terry Shiver with son John and his very manly cammo basket.Photos by LOIS SWOBODA | The Times