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Publication Date: 04-19-2012
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xxxxx 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM 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 Out to see Thursday, April 19, 2012 VOL. 126 ISSUE 51 Kelley, Martin do jail time in nearby counties By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The two lead defendants convicted in a bogus billing scheme that stole nearly $1 million from construction costs for the consolidated school are spending their years worth of jail time differently. In the case of Wewahitchkas Casey Kelley, beginning in October 2011, it has been weekends at the Gulf County Jail, in by 5 p.m. Friday and out by the same time Sunday. For Apalachicolas Leonard Martin, it has been a similar arrangement in Liberty County since he began serving his time two months ago: three or four days a week in jail, to accommodate the schedule of the security company owner and former church pastor. But Martins work-release arrangement is expected to end this week, as Liberty County Jail of cials say they plan now to require him to serve his year in the more conventional, consecutive manner. Lt. Jenny Young, who administers the Liberty County Jail, said she learned this week from court of cials in Franklin County that Circuit Judge Angela Dempsey had stipulated, when she blessed the plea bargain, that Martin be eligible for work-release only after completing at least 6 months of his sentence. Its been recti ed, Young said Monday. This was just an oversight. I cant tell you where the errors come from. Young said since his incarceration began Feb. 13 in the jail in Bristol, Martin, 50, had served about three or four days a week and had Elliott seeks re-election as elections supervisor Special to the Times Ida Cooper Elliott has led his letter of intent to seek re-election to the of ce of Supervisor of Elections. Elliott, 51, 1600 Bluff Road, Apalachicola, led as a Democrat. She now is legally entitled to begin the process of getting petitions signed, with signatures due to the Supervisor of Elections of ce by May 7. Her name then would appear on the Aug. 14 primary ballot, provided she of cially quali es during the June 4-8 qualifying period. In the event that only Democrats le for this of ce or any of the other county of ces, Republicans and those without party af liation A tale of two sentences CASEY KELLEY LEONARD MARTIN IDA ELLIOTT PHOTOS BY DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times School board members Teresa Ann Martin and David Hinton look out over the water at the Bayside Environmental Lab, also pictured above and below. WATERFRONT RESEARCH Ethics panel offers guidance to Solomon By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The Florida Commission on Ethics handed down a split decision last month that said a Franklin County sheriffs of ce employee would have a prohibited con ict of interest if he were to be elected county commissioner. As a result of the March 30 ruling, Sgt. John Solomon, who led paperwork Feb. 20 with the Supervisor of Elections of ce to run as a Democrat in County Commission District 1, said he planned to formally withdraw from the race. He cited the nancial issue of leaving his full-time job if he were to win the seat. Solomon said he weighed challenging the decision in By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com With the snip of a ribbon and several months of planning and labor, Franklin County students now have a close-up look at the marine life at their doorstep. Superintendent Nina Marks and the school board snipped the ribbon April 5 on the Bayside Environmental Lab, a 772square-foot waterfront educational space designed by Jack Baker of DAG Architects Inc. and constructed by PSBI, a rm co-owned by Aaron Boyette, who kept the school board regularly updated with the labs progress. Approximately 97 feet long with a 378-square-foot platform at the southern end of the pier, the lab is designed with the capability to be extended in the future, if desired. The contract is valued at $109,212. Structurally, the project is constructed using precast concrete pilings, marine-grade lumber, composite decking, aluminum fencing and stainless steel handrails and fasteners. Marks said all the schools teachers have been asked to create possibilities for their students, especially middle and high school science teacher Spencer Tolbert, who rst percolated the bayside classroom idea about six years ago and now teaches marine biology, and high school teacher Heidi Montgomery. Vocational instructor W. K. Sanders plans to put his construction academy students to work building a dissecting table for the middle of the lab, Marks said. The school board opted against investing in the cost of a separate walkway to the lab. Instead, they plan to have the school resource of cer temporally stop traf c when students come and go from the lab. Marks said there is discussion with the Department of Transportation about creating a painted crosswalk across the highway. Three local vendors participated in the labs construction: Taylors Building Supply, which supplied the lumber, composite decking materials and stainless steel fasteners; Ben Withers Inc. which fabricated, supplied and installed the precast concrete pilings; and Preble-Rish Engineers Inc., which provided civil and structural engineering and surveying services. Schools unveil new bayside classroom ELECTION 2012 JOHN SOLOMON Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . . A8 Faith . . . . . . . A9 Outdoors . . . . . A10 Tide Chart . . . . A10 Sports . . . . . . A11 Classi eds . . . A12-A13 Opinion A4 xxxxx Index See SENTENCES A14 See ELLIOTT A14 See SOLOMON A2 Lighthouse Challenge this weekend The Florida Panhandle Lighthouse Challenge on Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, will bring lighthouse enthusiasts to the Cape St. George Light, Crooked River Lighthouse, St. Marks Lighthouse, Cape San Blas Lighthouse and Pensacola Lighthouse. Four of these will be open for climbing, with St. Marks Lighthouse closed because of structural concerns. Tickets for $10 are available at the lighthouses during the event. Price includes a commemorative tote bag (while supplies last) and raf e ticket and entitles participants to visit the ve lighthouses at no charge. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Apalachicola classic boat show Saturday Apalachicola hosts the 14th annual Apalachicola Antique and Classic Boat Show this 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 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. Celebrate Earth Day Sunday City Square Community Garden hosts the annual Earth Day-Arbor Day celebration at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 22. The garden is at the intersection of Eighth Street and Avenue F. Come share good food and good music. For information, call 653-3153. Free concert in Lafayette Park Sunday The Apalachicola Area Historical Societys Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts will present its annual free concert in Lafayette Park this Sunday at 4 p.m., featuring Nashville Dixieland jazz. Bring a chair, a friend, an easy smile and enjoy the music. xxxxx xxxxx Contact Us Phone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8036 Circulation: 800-345-8688 Seahawks head to playoffs A11

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Local A2 | The Times Thursday, April 19, 2012 circuit court but that the cost and the uncertainty created in awaiting the judges decision tilted him against it. On Feb. 28, Solomon sought the advisory opinion from the ethics commission, an independent nine-member commission formed in 1974 to answer questions from public of cials about potential con icts of interest, and to review complaints led under the statutory Code of Ethics, by issuing binding advisory opinions. I gured I either deal with it now or deal with it after I win, Solomon said. I knew it was coming. The commissioners spent nearly 45 minutes debating the matter in Tallahassee, with C. Christopher Anderson III, their general counsel, defending the staff recommendation that serving both as a correctional ofcer with the sheriffs of ce and as county commissioner would create a frequently recurring con ict of interest (that posed) an impediment to his public duty as a county commissioner. Arguing strongly the other side was Key West attorney Edwin Scales III, who contended it should be up to voters of Franklin County, not the ethics panel, to decide whether Solomons job should prevent him from serving as commissioner. Im not here to argue the point, Solomon said, expressing his appreciation for a chance to appear and suggesting opinions were mixed among state experts on matters such as these. I have found some conicting opinions, he said. Should a con ict of interest arise, I would be under more scrutiny than anybody else because everybody knows my work. Solomon indicated recusal from a vote might be in order, as it is with any commissioner with a con ict of interest. But Anderson said though abstaining could be called for in the matter of the budget, the statute does not require that. The problem with that is if he always abstains, the law does require you to vote in certain situations, and the fact that if he abstains, (it) could be a con ict. If a person abstains too much, it could be an impediment. Jacksonville attorney Stanley Weston, a Democratic appointee and ultimately an aye vote, asked Anderson to consider an advisory opinion that more narrowly limits it to the facts situation in Franklin County. Relationships between deputies and county commissions differ across the state. But the staff counsel said it would make no difference. I would expect there would not be anything signi cant locally there (in Franklin County) that would change my view, Anderson said. The panel voted 6-2 in favor of the staff recommendation. Scales, as well as Sarasota attorney Morgan Bentley, both voted no, while Pompano Beach attorney Linda Robison said she voted reluctantly aye. Making the motion was Vero Beach retiree I. Martin Ford, with a second from Port St. Lucie substance abuse treatment executive Jean Larsen, both Republican appointees. Tallahassee attorney Robert Sniffen, the chair, and Fort Lauderdale attorney Susan Maurer, the vice chair, both Democratic appointees, also voted yes. Seated in the audience for this public hearing was Solomons father, Roy, as well as Pinki Jackel, the incumbent District 1 commissioner. Jackel, a Republican, has led a letter of intent to seek re-election. In presenting the staff recommendation, Anderson made it clear that Solomon serving in both capacities would not run afoul of Florida statute 112.313 (10)(a), which prohibits an employee from holding of ce with a board, council or commission that is his employer. A sheriff is an independently elected constitutional of cer and a sheriffs authority to appoint deputies and select personnel is independent of the county commission, Anderson said. But, as to the second question in Solomons letter, regarding Florida statute 112.313 (7)(a), which governs con icting employment or contractual relationship, Anderson saw a problem. He would be faced with an impermissible con ict that would impede the full and faithful discharge of his public duties, Anderson said. The essence is that one cannot serve two masters in relation to the intersecting interest of the two governing entities. Government is not monolithic. The interests of the government can often collide, and in a county you have somewhat separate yet intersecting of ces. Nobody is saying that Mr. Solomon is not a very honorable man. Nobody is saying hes actually going to do anything wrong, but the statutes doesnt allow you to get that far. I think hes a ne man, but the statute doesnt require you to be dishonorable. It seeks to have that separateness in a preventive sense, Anderson said. Even good people are going to have a different mindset when the other entity is where they get their day-today paycheck from. Anderson referred speci cally to a sheriffs budget, which he called a big interface between sheriff and commission. One commissioner stressed the importance of the budget as a matter calling for a commissioners attention, while another noted that a county commission only sets a total but does not dictate speci c sheriffs expenditures. (An employee might be) less than objective because of what their bread and butter is for their employment, Anderson said. Its objective because you dont have an iron in your re with your employment. Scales, a Republican appointee, argued strongly the ethics panel should not approve an opinion that could have sweeping implications in possibly preventing most any county employee from ever seeking a county of ce. I feel extremely uncomfortable making a decision that the voters of Franklin County ought to be making as to whether this person would be compromised in of ce, he said. To run for a public of ce, that should be open to everybody, rather than having the ethics commission, based on an interpretation of a statute, essentially preclude an entire class of people from holding of ce as a county commissioner. I think the folks in Franklin County are in a better position to make that decision than we are, Scales said. I certainly think maybe the Legislature, if they want to preclude certain people from holding of ces in county commissions, if they want to pass a law to do that, they can. Or for the voters in Franklin County to do that by saying that relationship is too close for us. Everybodys going to know about it in Franklin County, they know what this guy does for a living, Scales said. If they feel comfortable about it, great. If they dont feel comfortable about it, thats great too. They know a whole lot better than I do. Maybe Mr. Solomons opponent in the election can hit voters over the heads with this issue and say Youre going to have a very dif cult time in being objective and serving two masters. Those are political questions that the voters of the county should decide, he continued. A number of other commissioners cautioned the advisory opinion under consideration pertained only to the facts at hand and should not be construed as applying to any and all cases. Anderson indicated he was aware of the implication of his opinion. These things are a guide, they are a precedent for other people, he said. Clearly disappointed at the ruling, Solomon said he decided to run for of ce out of a belief he could go beyond his current role in the community and accomplish even more for the county. Solomon, known for his steady and low-key volunteer involvements, has been instrumental in rejuvenating the Florida Seafood Festival and is the head of its board. He said he hasnt ruled out a future run for of ce, but that could be several years away, after hes retired from law enforcement. The only reason I wanted to run for public of ce is Im a volunteer in my community, Solomon said. I can see an avenue where I can see more of an opportunity to do more for Franklin County. 8:00 a.m. 3 p.m. Monday Friday SOLOMON from page A1

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Local The Times | A3 Thursday, April 19, 2012 Library needs volunteers this weekend Friends of the Franklin County Library will participate in the Lighthouse Challenge on St. George Island this Saturday and Sunday with a used book sale. Books must be transported from Eastpoint to the island and back. Anyones help with time and muscle is greatly needed and appreciated. Organizer Anna Carmichael said she needs three or four trucks with a half-dozen workers each day. The sale is also seeking donations of childrens books. To volunteer or donate contact Carmichael at 3706763 or anna.carmichael@ yahoo.com. Pre-K registration all next week The Learning Center pre-Kindergarten program will have Pre-K registration all next week for the upcoming school year, 2012-13. Registration will be on April 23 to 27 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. You must bring your childs birth certi cate, Social Security card, immunization shot record, and current physical. Your child must be age 4 by Sept. 1, 2012. All children attending Voluntary pre-Kindergarten must have a VPK Certi cate. Mr. Noch will be here, at the Learning Center, on Thursday, May 17 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. He will complete your VPK certi cate, so please bring the following items: birth certi cate, proof of address, Social Security card, and parent ID. Without a VPK Certi cate you cannot attend pre-K. Dont miss Strut Your Stuff pet parade The Franklin County Humane Society is hosting the opening ceremony pet parade at the Carrabelle Riverfront Festival and we want to see just how creative you can be. The two day festival begins on Saturday, April 28 and the pet parade will kick-off the festivities at 10:30 a.m. at the Pavilion on Marine Street in Carrabelle. There will be prizes for best costume, ugliest dog, best behaved pet and most look-a-like owner and pet. The cost is $5 and all proceeds will go to the humane societys spay/ neuter voucher program. All registrations must be received by 10:15 a.m. Saturday, April 28. 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News BRIEFS A 28-year-old Sopchoppy man was killed, and three others injured, in a one-car crash Tuesday evening on U.S. 98 east of Carrabelle, ane one mile west of Lake Morality Road. Rona Lavon Hawkins Jr. died in the 9:20 p.m. accident, according to the report led by Florida Highway Patrol Trooper David Cox. Sustaining serious injuries was Rebecca Ann Padowitz, 23, of Carrabelle. She was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Julian Collins, 34, of Thomasville, Ga., was listed as having no injuries. He was the only one of the four individuals in the crash identi ed as having worn a seatbelt. The three passengers were in a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by an individual unknown to investigators as of this morning, traveling eastbound on U.S. 98. As the Jeep entered a curve, it spun counterclockwise across the westbound lane and on to the north shoulder, where it struck a tree stump with its front bumper. The vehicle then overturned, ejecting Hawkins, before its right side collided with a tree and came to rest on its roof, facing north. The Jeep then caught on re, said the report. Sopchoppy man killed in Carrabelle crash Tuesday The Florida Panhandle Lighthouse Challenge, this Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22, will feature a special guest to help bring fair skies and calm seas to the ve lighthouses in Northwest Florida. Chris Smith, chief meteorologist for WJHG-TV in Panama City, has agreed to provide coverage that will air on Channel 7 both nights. The lighthouse challenge is expected to bring hundreds of lighthouse enthusiasts to the Cape St. George Light, Crooked River Lighthouse, St. Marks Lighthouse, Cape San Blas Lighthouse, and Pensacola Lighthouse. Participants receive a special memento from each lighthouse they visit, and a completion prize for visiting all ve. Smith said a live broadcast from one or more of the lighthouses is a possibility, depending on the news coverage schedule and availability of a live truck operator and cameraman to travel to the lighthouses. A graduate of Florida State Universitys meteorology program, Smith has 15 years of experience gained at CNN in Atlanta and other Georgia stations before becoming chief meteorologist for the VIPIR7 Storm Team at WJHG in October 2009. He was the rst meteorologist in northwest Florida to be recognized as a certi ed broadcast meteorologist by the American Meteorological Society. The lighthouse challenge, timed to commemorate Florida Lighthouse Day on April 21, is intended to raise awareness about northwest Floridas lighthouses and encourage support for efforts to preserve these historic structures. Four of the lighthouses will be open for climbing. Participants will not be allowed to climb to the top of the St. Marks Lighthouse due to structural concerns, but will be able to enter the base and visit the keepers house. Challenge tickets will be available at any of the participating lighthouses on the days of the event. Tickets will be priced at $10 per person, and you must be at least 44 inches tall to participate. Each admission price includes one commemorative tote bag (while supplies last) and one raf e ticket, and entitles participants to visit the ve lighthouses at no charge. There is an additional entry fee at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Each of the historic Panhandle lighthouses will offer raf e prizes, as well as other activities during the challenge. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. The lighthouse challenge is supported in part by grants from the Franklin County Tourist Development Council, the Gulf County Tourist Development Council, the Pensacola Bay Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Florida Lighthouse Association. For more information, please visit www.panhandlelight housechallenge.com or call Terry Kemp at 927-2000. Lighthouse Challenge to host WJHG meteorologist

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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 The decision reached by the Carrabelle city commission on April 5 (See Carrabelles bottle battle rages on, April 12 Apalachicola & Carrabelle Times) unconscionably disregarded economic reality, and the facts, if ever there was one. I have seen similar zoning overlays implemented all over the Southeast and there was none of the so-called trouble over decisions or enforcement. Carrabelles own long-range land use plan, for which they paid good money, considers the U.S. Highway 67 corridor to be for future commercial use. For a church, based entirely on emotions, to hamstring commercial development, thats unconscionable. Mr. Homer McMillan speaks with forked tongue. At the previous zoning hearing (which I attended) he and his fellow pastor Mark Collins projected an air of reasonableness toward facilitating development, in stark contrast to McMillans comments in last weeks newspaper. If he took heat from anyone it was due to the incredibly erroneous and pretentious wording of his petition (by the way, check the signatures on the petition, many are of individuals who do not live in Carrabelle, or who are not of age). At the meeting prior, Mr. McMillan and Mr. Collins signed in as representing the First Baptist Church behind the Chevron convenience store when, in fact, their actual congregations are outside the affected area. In short Mr. McMillan does not have a dog in the ght. I nd it signicant that the Methodist church, the one most directly impacted, has yet to weigh in, suggesting reasonable decision-making restraint. In addition, since when is Mr. McMillan the arbiter of just how many restaurants Carrabelle can support and what credentials does he have as a food and beverage operator? I have reviewed such data from hotels and restaurants for more than 20 years. Between 1983 to 2010, I was employed by Barber and Company, Coast Savings of California, the First National Bank of California and Park Avenue Bank. In that capacity I appraised both existing and proposed restaurant uses, and examined the nancial components that made up their operating revenue. I can tell you categorically that Mr. McMillan is self-delusional in his assumption of expertise. Further, why was he allowed to possess the microphone for such an extended period? It would seem he wore down Mayor Curley Messers attention span. Another thought: Why did not Ms. Brenda La Paz recuse herself from the vote, citing conict of interest? This was an obvious machine politics ploy and it stinks to high heaven. The city faces a crushing debt load in the near future and needs all the revenue it can generate. The present commissioners and their immediate predecessors have run the city out on a nancial limb that is being rapidly sawn off behind them. When the city les its inevitable bankruptcy the good citizens wont have to look far for the culprits. I am certainly glad that my own livelihood is not linked to Carrabelles fortunes. Ed Pattillo Churches should examine their nancial conscience Thursday, April 19, 2012 Q. I recently read an article about Clerks of Court budgets being cut. Can you explain what is happening? A. This cut in clerks budgets you read about involved the courtside budget of my ofce which is set by the Legislature. This has nothing to do with my county budget set by the county commission each year. Its difcult to fathom that part of my ofces operations are funded by the state while another part is funded by the county. I must operate on separate budgets and even separate scal years which creates quite a challenge. This decrease will affect my court budget for the next scal year. Clerks budgets have been consistently cut during these tough economic times these past years, but the 2012 Legislative session was poised to end without any further reductions to our budgets. The nal budget stage is called the conference process. This is where the House and Senate have already passed their budgets and they meet to work out the differences to develop one state budget. During this late stage, which is not a public hearing type of stage, clerks were caught unaware by a signicant cut to our court operating budgets. There were no clerk budget cuts even mentioned during the regular session through dozens of subcommittee and committee hearings in the House and Senate. Our legislative team had been assured by the leadership of the Legislature that they understood the challenges clerks have in meeting our statutorily mandated duties with the limited resources we had available. No cuts were ever proposed or discussed. The Legislature mandated an additional 7 percent cut to our budgets about $31 million statewide and approximately $41,000 from my budget. At this point, Im still reeling from the cut, and Im not sure what action Ill have to take. My staff is very dedicated and are already working longer hours to meet all their deadlines while serving the public, attending court, ling and imaging all the court documents, and opening cases among other things. I feel that having layoffs or furloughs will be detrimental to the public being served in our rural county. I may have to place the primary focus of my ofce operations on processing criminal cases, which have constitutional and statutory due process timelines, while civil cases may be slowed and could take longer to process. I dont think I could let one employee go without it having a tremendous effect on operations. I know how much the public depends on my ofce, so I have much to consider these next few months. If you have any questions or comments about this column, please forward them to Marcia Johnson, Clerk of the Court, 33 Market Street, Ste. 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320 or by email to: mmjohnson@ franklinclerk.com. Visit the Clerks website at www. franklinclerk.com. By JANIE BURKE Special to the Times St. George where the living is easy. Not so easy for a little bobtail calico kitty. Callie was adopted as a kitten by a couple on the east end of the island, close friends of mine. She was either born on St. George in the wild or dropped off when she showed up at her new adopted home. Off to a good start with all her shots, spayed and loved, things went well for a couple of years until, the man of the house passed away, followed three months later by his wife. Heirs closed the house. Callie was ousted to make it on her own. Those of us who have chosen to live in this beautiful place know that the environment is challenging. Properly-built homes fare well with good maintenance but animals face a number of hardships. I happened on Callie and recognized her. I found her a home just down the beach. Her new owner seemed eager to care for her, knowing her recent plight. At last, I gave a sigh of relief. I had lost two very close friends, but rescued their abandoned pet and relocated her. Callie was safe again. So I thought. One day, I ran into a friend who was renting next door to Callies new home. She and her sister are frequent visitors here who love animals. She showed me a photo of a calico kitty she discovered hanging around her rental. I recognized Callie. Callies second adoptive parent had moved away and abandoned her. Now, Callie had a jig hook through her lip but still managed to survive in the wild. The hook had completely healed, which makes me wonder how long she had suffered with it. Her new rescuers trapped Callie and took her to the vet. They paid to have the hook removed and gave her the necessary shots. They continued to feed Callie during their vacation. When they left, I took over feeding her. For several months, I made sure she had fresh water and food. Several island visitors helped as well. She remained at her last home although the house was usually empty. Then, new owners decided they did not want her there and so again, Callie needed to be relocated. Several islanders got the word out in a desperate search to nd her a home. A few weeks ago a friend and I were able to put her in a carrier and take her to a foster home where she spent a few days settling down. Not long after, she arrived at a new home in Apalachicola where she will be an indoor cat. Callie, maybe you have nally found a forever home. I hope so. YOUR PUBLIC TRUSTEE Marcia Johnson State budget cuts could affect ofce operations I have just enjoyed reading your article on Jimmie Bloodworth. Mr. Norred did a very good job in the writing about a good baseball player. However, you may want to follow up on the story with this tidbit of news. The baseball field at the old high school in Apalachicola is named for Mr. Bloodworth. It is officially named James Jimmie Bloodworth Field. I do not remember the year this took place, but I was the stadium announcer for the Sharks and the booster club asked the county school board to name the field after Mr. Bloodworth. I am sure the school board has a record in their archive minutes. Rev. Roy B. and Shirley I. Bateman, Sr. County dedicated eld in Bloodworths honor Callie with a sh hook through her lip. Happy Endings: Callie nds forever home By CATY GREENE Special to the Times Ever wonder what books other libraries are buying? The State Library in Tallahassee gives a list of new acquisitions on their website ibistro.dos.state. .us. Go to this web page and select New Books in the right-hand column. I dont know about you, but my mouth waters. There are of course the library books, like Organizational storytelling for librarians: Using stories for effective leadership by Marek (2011), but that might only interest me, and the volunteers for the summer reading program (Hint, hint: Ill be looking to sign you up after the book sale, Saturday, May 5.). Then theres A book sale how-to guide: More money, less stress. Probably should have bought that one before. Another title which sounded interesting was Web journalism: a new form of citizenship? (2010). This is a fascinating eld, especially in the world of the web 2.0, where web sites interact with the web users. I always go for Florida books, and so does the State Library, of course. They dont just purchase newly published ones, but ones like The woman suffrage movement in Florida, published in 1957. Now that might be an interesting read. As a gardener and trained as a biologist/ botanist, I like titles like Guide to the vascular plants of Florida, by Wunderlin and Hansen (2011), but the more popular book might be Saving sea turtles: Extraordinary stories from the battle against extinction, by Spotila. We have his other coffee tablesize book on sea turtles, with lots of gorgeous pictures. In the librarys quest to have a Southern literary collection, sponsored by funds from the Tapper Foundation in Port St. Joe, the title: Dreaming of Dixie: How the South was created in American popular culture by Cox (2011) looks like a mustbuy. We have another book called The Idea of Florida in the American Literary Imagination by Rowe, published in 1986, which talks about the same framing of Southern-ness by Northerners who came down to write for big New England magazines. Its an interesting read. My nal selection from the State Librarys new book list would be Lawyers, swamps, and money which might be really fun if the subtitle wasnt U.S. wetland law, policy, and politics by Gardner (2011). It probably wont make the cut based on my tight budget. Keep in mind the acquisitions department, here at the Apalachicola library is always interested in hearing from you with suggestions. Also we gladly accept donations of the great books you have read but have no shelf space for. See you at the book sale on May 5. Same day as the Tour of Homes, and right across the street. Caty Greene is the librarian for the Apalachicola Municipal Library. To reach her, call 653-8436.The State Library offers intriguing selections @ THE LIBRAR Y Caty Greene

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Local The Times | A5 Thursday, April 19, 2012 NEW HOURS FOR WEEMS M EDICAL C ENTER E AST Monday to Friday 8am-6pm & Saturday 8am-4pm Beginning April 2, 2012 Primary Care and Urgent Care 110 NE 5 TH STREET CARRABELLE, FL 850-697-2345 The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce. Arrests in this report were made by of cers from the Apalachicola Police Department (APD) and the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce. All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. April 10 Robert Z. Thompson, 29, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FCSO) Johneric C. Evans, 21, Carrabelle, theft and robbery by sudden snatching, and failure to appear (FCSO) Jeffery D. Nowling, 22, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FCSO) June M. Davis, 28, Eastpoint, resisting of cer without violence and traf cking in a controlled substance (FCSO) April 12 Brandon K. Brown, 27, Eastpoint, violation of a repeat violence injunction (FCSO) April 13 Michael R. Holland, 52, Apalachicola, failure to appear (FCSO) Marcus D. Allen, 20, Apalachicola, resisting of cer without violence (FCSO) April 14 Antonio D. Pascual, 29, Apalachicola, DUI and no valid drivers license (APD) Lawrence E. Russell, 26, Eastpoint, petit theft and violation of probation (FCSO) Arrest REPORT By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com Police are investigating an accident that occurred on the riverfront early Thursday morning. At 1:35 a.m., police received a call from Albert Cummins at Qs Corner Cocktail Lounge on Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. in Apalachicola. Cummins told the dispatcher that Charles Dixon had driven his (Dixons) truck into the river near Water Street Seafood and wanted the police to meet him there. Both city and county of cers responded and met a soaking wet Dixon around 2:30 a.m. Dixon showed them where his truck had gone into the water. He said he had visited the all-night Chevron on U.S. Highway 98 to make a purchase around 12:30 a.m. After leaving, he was agged down by a shorthaired, middle-aged, white man who asked for a ride to a boat. Dixon said he did not know the man but had seen him around several times in recent weeks. While underway to the waterfront, Dixon said he noticed the man had a handgun in his lap. He said he asked his passenger why he had a gun and the man smiled at him. Dixon said he then drove his truck into the river off a small pier, escaped and swam ashore. He said he didnt know what had happened to the other man. Police searched with poles and located the truck at about 5:30 a.m. They sent in a diver to assess the situation and using a winch, dragged the truck downstream to the ramp at Water Street Seafood where it was brought ashore. Apalachicola Police Chief Bobby Varnes said there was damage to the roof and rear window of the truck believed to have been caused by crashing into the water. He said the Florida Department of Law Enforcement took possession of the vehicle to assess it. Police continued to search the area throughout the day using divers and sonar. No sign of a passenger was found. Varnes said, when the truck was recovered, both doors were closed but the drivers window was rolled all the way down. Law enforcement of cials said they are continuing their investigation into the incident. Police retrieve submerged truck Charles Dixon PHOTOS BY LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Dixons truck being pulled from the river at Water Street Seafood. A water line break in Eastpoint forced an early closure of the Franklin County School Tuesday, but the incident did not affect the Florida Comprehensive Assessment test from being administered this week for grades 3 through 10. Superintendent Nina Marks said school was dismissed at 1 p.m. after a construction crew from the Eastpoint Water and Sewer District cracked a water main, cutting off water at the Learning Center as well as other sites around Eastpoint. Then they had very little water on the main campus with low pressure, said Marks. Once we knew everyone could be fed, we got the bus drivers alerted. They said the earliest it would be done was by 1 p.m., they got it xed sooner than that, but we were already in motion. Marks said that while the school had to advise students not to use the restrooms, there was no contamination. Everything was safe. She said the students had all completed the days FCATs, and ended up leaving an hour ahead of schedule. It did not interrupt anything, Marks said. School resumed Wednesday morning on schedule. By David Adlerstein Water line break cuts school day short

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Local The Times | A7 Thursday, April 19, 2012 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 Patriots Day CAJUN COOKOUT Sponsored by the Southern Builders Association April 28, 2012 11 am 2 pm Veterans Memorial Plaza Home of Three Soldiers, Detail Statue, 230 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL Donation: $10. 00 About Three Soldiers, Detail Statue The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The Wall was dedicated in 1982 as a symbol of our nations honor and recognition of the men and women who served in the Vietnam War. In 1984, the Three Servicemen Statue was dedicated as a complement to The Wall. A life-like depiction of our courageous soldiers, this bronze sculpture was created by the late Fredrick Hart as a symbol of their courage and devotion to their country. Only a partial replica of the Three Servicemen Statue was authorized. The Three Servicemen Statue South to raise the necessary funds to bring this one-of-kind detail of the original sculpture to Apalachicola, Florida. The Three Soldiers, Detail bronze sculpture, made from part of the original molds, is set on a black granite pedestal and is the centerpiece of Apalachicolas Veterans Memorial Plaza. For more information, please visit our website at www.threeservicemenstatuesouth.org. Get your advance tickets at the following businesses: we truly thank these businesses for their support! Apalachicola Ace Hardware 409 US Hwy 98, Apalachicola (850) 653 1400 Apalachicola Fitness Center 45 Ave. D, Apalachicola (850) 653-1920 The Tin Shed Nauticals & Antiques 170 Water St., Apalachicola (850) 653-3635 The Apalachicola Times 129 Commerce St., Apalachicola (850) 653-8868 Apalachicola Physical Therapy -111 Ave. E, Apalachicola (850) 596-2723 MATCHING DEALER R EBATE T otal R ebate $300 st. joe rent-all 706 E 1st Street Port St. Joe (850) 227-2112 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 Photos by LOIS SWOBODA | The Times The damaged pilings. Top, Gods Grace. Pilings damaged in nighttime incident Photos by LOIS SWOBODA | On the night of April 11, the shing boat Gods Grace collided with the dock at Riverfront Park in Apalachicola, damaging two pilings, knocking one down and breaking the other above water level. Damage to the dock is estimated at $5,000. Apalachicola Police Chief Bobby Varnes said the owner of the boat, Nathan Peaden, of Milton, has agreed to pay the cost of repair to the pilings. Onlookers said the accident occurred when the ships engine stalled as she was attempting to dock next to the antique Gulf Coast schooner Governor Stone. Kristin Anderson, who serves on the board for the Friends of the Governor Stone, said she was dismayed when she heard about the accident but grateful the antique schooner is undamaged. Varnes said city of cials are attempting to complete the repairs before the Apalachicola Antique and Classic Boat Show scheduled for this weekend, April 21 and 22. By Lois Swoboda

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Qualications: Expertise in: Now Accepting Appointments Call Toll Free 888-681-5864 For more info www.seclung.com Lung Disease Specialist Rob Garver, MD Now Seeing Patients in Port St. Joe NOW BCBS-FL I N -NETWORK PROV I DER PET OF THE WEEK Franklin County Humane Society WE CAN HELP! GOT MOSQUITOES? CALL L OIS AT 653-5857 Franklin Countys ONLY LOC AL Pest Control Company Society A8 | The Times Thursday, April 19, 2012 Special to The Times Panhandle Players Inc. presents Sex Please Were Sixty, written by Florida playwrights Michael and Susan Parker and directed by Margy Oehlert. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 and are available at the Dixie Theatre box of ce, Downtown Books, Butler Agency, or Carrabelle Junction. This modern little farce is fashioned after the British production from the s titled 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 giggle fest for all audiences, but especially those of a certain age. FSU lab to unveil schoolkids mural Special to The Times To celebrate Earth Day 2012, the Florida State University Coastal & Marine Laboratory will unveil its new mural wall Seeking Knowledge from the Sea through Art and Science at 9 a.m. Saturday. Working on the theme, Conservation: Taking Care of the River, Bay, and Gulf, students from Franklin County Middle School took part, as did students from Riversink and Medart elementary schools in Wakulla County, and SAIL High School and the Maclay School in Leon County. The FSU marine lab at St. Teresa constructed a mural wall at the lab to provide a space for community or school-based artwork. These local schools enthusiastically agreed the project, so paint and a prepared 4by 8-foot panel were delivered to each school by marine lab staff so the mural boards could be painted at the schools. We are grateful to the schools for their enthusiastic response to this project, said Mary Balthrop, associate director of the marine lab. We are excited to see the varying interpretations of this common theme represented in the completed mural panels. Participating students, teachers and their families, marine lab staff and the marine lab board of trustees are expected to attend Saturdays unveiling. For more info, email Andrea Keuchel, middle school art teacher, at akeuchel@franklin.k12. .us. By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com In honor of Patriots Day, the Southern Builders Supply Association is hosting a Cajun Cookout at Veterans Plaza to raise money for maintenance of the Three Soldiers Detail, South. Since 1969, Patriots Day has been observed on the third Monday in April in observance of the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the rst battles of the American Revolutionary War. The cookout will take place April 28 beginning with a patriotic tribute at the Veterans Plaza, on market Street in Apalachicola. A wreath will be laid on the monument and two prominent military veterans will speak. Col. John House, who retired in 2001 after spending 26 years in an Army uniform, served in Germany, South Korea, and Southwest Asia including Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. House, author of the book Why War? Why an Army?, teaches at Columbus State University and is a candidate for the Second Congressional District in Georgia. Also speaking is retired Marine Col. John Baker, a veteran of Korea and Vietnam who lives in Carrabelle. Joel Hammond, past president of the builders association, said Baker knew many warriors whose names are memorialized on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, which faces the Three Solders Statue, upon which the Apalachicola monument is based. St. George Island Scout Troop 22 will act as color guard. A convoy of bikers headed by Rodney Herring will travel from Panama City to create a ag line for the event. Herring, an American Legion Rider, said all motorcyclists are invited to join the ag line. He said his group will have ags available for those who wish to participate. Deejay Van Johnson will provide patriotic music and period tunes for the event. Following the ceremony, lunch will be served at noon. The menu, prepared on site by builders association members, will consist of jambalaya, white beans and lemonade. Cost of a plate is $10; lunch will be served until 2 p.m. or until the food runs out. The builders association has been continuously active since 1916. In the recent past, they donated to the Three Soldiers Detail, South and helped purchase the playground equipment for Battery Park. Nationwide, they have raised more than $100,000 to ght juvenile diabetes. Hammond said for the past 15 years, the association has held its annual meeting in April at Bay City Lodge. This year, instead of just cooking for ourselves, we plan to cook for the park, he said, estimating the association plans to prepare about 300 meals. Tickets for the event are available at the Apalachicola Times of ce, Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce, Apalachicola Physical Therapy, SunCoast Realty on St. George Island and at the American Legion Hall in Port St. Joe. For more information, call 653-5857. Tress Reynolds, William Dameron to wed Tress Reynolds and William Dameron would like to announce their upcoming wedding this Saturday, April 21, at 1 p.m. at Sunset Beach on St. George Island. The future groom is the son of Floyd and Del Dameron, of Saint Petersburg. The bride-tobe is the daughter of Marilyn Reynolds, from Carrabelle. A reception is to follow at the Sunset Beach Clubhouse immediately following the ceremony. All friends and family are invited to attend. No local invitations were sent. Panhandle Players to present Sex Please Were Sixty LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Three Soldiers Detail, South Bene t planned for Three Soldiers Detail Engagement DOG LOST IN ST. TERESA AREA A dog named Lila, wearing a red collar, went missing from St. Teresa Beach last Saturday, April 14, last seen in the hunting woods close to Ochlocknee Bay bridge. The female is dark blue/grey with red/tan trim, with a white chest and toes, long ears and tail and a short coat. The owners said the dog weighs 30 pounds, is 18 inches high, and is friendly but is easily spooked. Please call 850-508-6981 or 850-508-3426, anytime day or night. $500 reward offered.

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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 Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church -Your Church on the Coast2653 Highway 98 East P.O. Box 729, Lanark Village, Fl 32323 Pastor: Father Eddie Jones Mass Schedule: Saturday: (Vigil) 5:00 PM Sunday: 7:30 AM (850)697-3669 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 | A9 Thursday, April 19, 2012 Billy Ray Hill benet May 5 A benet for Billy Ray Hill Jr. will be from 10 a.m. until the food is gone May 5 at the Eastpoint Pavilion on Island Drive. Mullet dinners, with baked beans, cole slaw and tea, will be available for $6. Cakes and other desserts will be for sale 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. Daughters of the Confederacy to meet Saturday The United Daughters of the Confederacy, R. Don McLeod Chapter will participate with the Sons of Confederate Veterans in a memorial service at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Confederate monument in Hudson Park in Crawfordville. After this service, the UDC will meet at 10 a.m. at the Wakulla County Public Library. Guest speaker for the meeting will be Kathy Schmidt, who will portray her great-grandmother and tell how the War Between the States affected her family. For more information, call Louise Thomas at 962-1945. Domestic violence counseling available Domestic violence group counseling is held in Franklin County, in conjunction with Refuge House. For further information, call Carol Bareld, domestic violence advocate, at 653-3313. To celebrate National Volunteer Week, I want to recognize the group of almost 300 volunteer ombudsmen who give so much of their time and energy advocating for more than 160,000 Floridians living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family-care homes. Residents in long-term care facilities represent our friends and family members who often need an extra voice to ensure that their right to age with dignity, choice and autonomy is respected. Volunteer ombudsmen of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program seek to protect the health, safety, welfare and rights of Floridas most vulnerable population. During this week when we celebrate the work of all volunteers, the ombudsman program would like to specically honor the accomplishments of our committed volunteers. Last year, volunteer ombudsmen traveled a total of 365,412 miles across Floridas 67 counties and gave more than 70,000 service hours to meet with residents, conduct annual facility assessments, train facility staff and residents and investigate complaints, attempting to resolve any complaints to the residents satisfaction. Nine districtwide resident council meetings were hosted around the state by ombudsmen volunteers and staff, where residents from multiple area facilities gathered with their caregivers and family members to discuss issues, share ideas and encourage residents to understand and advocate for their rights. The Ombudsman Program is proud to boast in the work of its dedicated and passionate volunteers and we are always looking for more individuals to join our team. If you would like to work with us to better the lives of long-term care facility residents, call 888-831-0404 or visit www.ombudsman.myorida.com. Jim Crochet State Ombudsman Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Beach Party Saturday night at Chillas Hall There was quite a gathering of friends and family at the Franklin County Senior Center last Saturday. We all got together to celebrate the life of our departed friend and neighbor, Ricky Murray. Please pray for Rickys eternal peace, and comfort and strength for his family. Hope to see you at the Lanark Boat Club this Saturday, April 21. Your monthly sugar fax will be ready from 9 a.m. to noon. A donation of $5 will be collected inside. Dont worry about the calories; you can work them off at The Beach Party this Saturday night at Chillas Hall. Greg K and Krew will be on hand to play for your dancing and listening pleasure. All you need is your favorite beverage, a snack or dish to share, a donation, and, oh yes, your main squeeze. Come join us, and wish the snowbirds a safe trip home. Doors open at 7 p.m. The fun starts when you come in the hall. Every Monday night is bingo night at the Franklin County Senior Center, 201 Ave. F, in Carrabelle. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Early bird is at 6 p.m. with regular bingo at 7 p.m. We have two $250 jackpots, along with the packets of seven regular games, and nal jackpot. You should come and join us. Snacks and soft drinks are available. Breakfast is served every Tuesday at the Franklin County Senior Center in Carrabelle. Serving begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 9 a.m. A donation is required. You can have lunch every Thursday at the Senior Center. Serving begins at noon. Your donation will get you started. Thanks to all our volunteers who make these events happen. Friday nights will nd us at the Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82, 2316 Oak St., right here in Lanark Village. You can enjoy a large hamburger and chips for only a $6 donation. Eat in or take out. Orders are taken after 5 p.m. Call to order take out at 697-9998. Enjoy! Every Sunday you can have your pizza and eat it too! Pizza at the Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82, is served from 5-7 p.m. You can choose pizza by the slice for $1 each, eat-in a whole pizza for $8 and take a whole one4 home for $10. Call the telephone number above to order. See you there. Kasey Spencer, a longtime bingo buddy of mine, called to bring me up-to-date on the bake and garage sale at the Lanark Village Community Church. It will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27-28. Fridays lunch will feature soup-to-go, Saturdays lunch will feature hot dogs, chips and beverage. Everyone is welcome. See ya there! Kasey also said the church is handicapaccessible, so everyone can come and worship. Sunday service is at 10:30 a.m. The church is at the corner of Spring and Oak streets, here in the village. Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and housebound and remember volunteers make it happen. Become one today! Until next time, God bless America, our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry. Parenting never is what you expect it to be. When you are carrying that sweet little child, you never can imagine having to scold him or put him in timeout. God knew what he was doing when he gave us those few dependent years with our children. The new parent has hopes and dreams their child will be successful by following the course the parent, knowing what is best for the child, has chosen for them. Eventually, their aspirations begin to fade when they realize their child has developed something known as self-will. Self-will drains the life from a parent who is convinced they can train and cultivate their precious angel into the mold that was predestined for them by the expectant parents. Now that our children are grown and we have six beautiful grandchildren, I love hearing my kids talk about what kind of parent they are going to be and what kind of kid their child is going to be. I smile and nod and say uh huh the same way my mom did to me when I was a new mom. Grandparents see the humor in childrearing, partly because they realize that the drama is temporary, mostly because they see the revenge being played out that they promised their own children. You wait til you have kids. They will be just like you! I would like to tell all of our readers how much I appreciate the kind words that have been extended to us in reference to our column. Scott and I thoroughly enjoy writing the articles and we hope that each of you have sensed the sincerity we feel about our younguns. We hope you have laughed, reminisced, and extracted some useful advice from stories we have shared in our columns. When people disclose situations they are enduring with their children, we can usually relate because of personal experiences and offer some words of encouragement. This shall also pass is one Scripture that parents denitely should cling too. Most of the time, they grow up and grow out of stages that you are sure will be the death of you. Take time to enjoy your children. Kids value your time more than your money. Try to stay connected with them through the years when most teenagers pull away from their parents. If you can maintain a relationship with them during this transition, you will be less likely to lose them to things that may destroy their life. Before you can blink your eyes, they will be grown and the memories of their misbehavior will be stories told and laughed about over turkey at Thanksgiving dinner. We welcome all suggestions and hope you enjoy this weekly column. Please send all emails to Scott Shiver at frontline247@mac. com Rodney Thomas Tucker, of Eastpoint, died unexpectedly on Friday, April 13, 2012, at St. James Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Sept. 12, 1951, he was the son of Wynette and L.J. Tucker, of Eastpoint. He is survived by his mother; and niece, Nicole Tucker, of Lakeland. He was preceded in death by father; his brother, Lynn Tucker; and his grandparents, Wyatt and Ella Fair Hall, of Apalachicola, and Lawton and Annie Mae Tucker, of Eastpoint. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, April 16, at Kelley Funeral Home in Apalachicola. Memorialization by cremation. Rodney Thomas Tucker Marilyn Gail Lolley was born July 20, 1948, in Tampa. She went to sleep on Earth and woke up in Heaven early Thursday morning, April 12, 2012, and joined beloved family and friends who had preceded her over the course of her 63 years. She is survived her husband, Jerry Lolley; her three sons, David and wife, Eve Finney, Scotty and wife, Hannah Lolley, Kevin and wife, Alanna Lolley; two daughters, April and husband, George Vogel Jr., and Michelle Loker; ve grandchildren; one brother, Walter Carr; four sisters, Kathern, Virginia, Linda and Marybeth and husband, Joe Hamilton; numerous nieces and nephews; and extended family, George Sr. and wife, Patty Vogel, Greg and wife, Lynn Martina, and John and wife, Ouida Sack. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marilyn and Paul Tillman and Charles and Barbara Roberts; one brother, James Butch Roberts; and one sister, Jenny. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, April 14, at Eastpoint Church of God with Scotty Lolley and George Vogel Sr. ofciating. Interment to follow at Eastpoint Cemetery. Those wishing to extend a word of condolence may do so at www.heritagefhllc. com. Heritage Funeral Home, Panama City, is in charge of arrangements. MARILYN GAIL LOLLEYMarilyn Gail Lolley 1948 2012 Obituaries LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh Faith BRIEFS Grandparents see things new parents miss YOUTH MA TTERS Scott and Pamela Shiver Card of THANKS Long-Term care ombudsman recognized

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They take many of the same lures that kings like, though they usually are found nearer the beaches and piers. Below, large king mackerel are not the exception, though this is a nice one. MACKEREL 2 WA Y S Both species of macks come to Panhandle early By FRANK SARGEANT Special to Florida Freedom Newspapers franksargeant@charter.net Except for the paint job and the size, youd have a hard time telling Spanish mackerel from their larger cousins, the king mackerel. They look alike and act alike, and both are fast as greased lightning. Both also have arrived in Panhandle area waters early this year thanks to the incredibly warm winter and will provide action through mid-October. Heres a look at how to go about tangling with these toothy speedsters. FIT FOR A KING Kings generally travel schooled by size. The snakes of 7 to 12 pounds swarm together in the largest masses, usually around reef lines or directly around the largest bait sh schools. It is the migration of the bait that brings the annual migration of the game sh thread ns and Spanish sardines are their primary targets. Sometimes these guys are only 1 or 2 miles off the beaches. The larger kings, 15 pounds and on up to the maximum size of 40 and even 50 pounds, more often are found around wrecks and offshore ledges, though a few jumbos also prowl the outfall of the major passes. They home in on larger baits, blue runners, cigar minnows, lady sh, even young Spanish and blue sh. The smaller kings usually are easy pickings, easily located because there often is a eet of boats trolling around the larger schools. If you can get out there on a calm day in your 17-foot center console, you can catch them. Just join the trolling circle, put out a 5to 6-inch chrome single-hook spoon like the Drone on a downrigger or No. 2 planer, and you soon will be in business. Remember to stay in the trolling pattern. Dont drive your boat through the bait sh, or you will ruin the action for everybody and get a well-deserved cussing from the charterboat skippers for doing so. Bigger kings can be more of a challenge. Most of the largest are caught by slow-trolling large live baits, with blue runners a favorite for their durability. Foot-long lady sh, mullet and other inshore species also attract big bites at times. Most anglers use stinger rigs on these big baits; a dangling treble, size 6 in triple-x strong, is trailed back the side of the bait on a No. 6 wire and sometimes a couple of trebles are used on larger baits. These extra hooks prevent kings from chopping off the tail of the bait as they often do without getting hooked. Kings are not dif cult to handle after the rst run. But that rst run of a really big one can clean a spool in seconds, so reels capable of handling plenty of line are a must. Most anglers like at least 300 yards on the spool tests of 20 to 25 are common in spinning gear, 30 to 40 in conventional. Keep your drag light, even with heavy tests. SPANISH SURPRISE Although Spanish mackerel never reach the maximum size of kings, it has become fairly common in recent years to catch them up to 7 pounds, unheard of 20 years ago when heavy commercial harvest made it rare for a Spanish every to reach its third birthday. These days there are plenty of 5-year-old sh out there, and they run and ght just like the king sh. Spanish are great sh for kids and inexperienced anglers because they seem almost eager to take the hook at times, and if the rst one misses the second or third does not. Spanish average around 2 to 3 pounds so heavy gear is de nitely not called for. A 7-foot medium action spinning rod, 2500-sized reel and a spool of 10-pound test micro ber is the ticket, allowing the sh to show their stuff and yet with enough capacity to handle the occasional 6 to 7 pounder. Again, pier tackle needs to be signi cantly heavier to ease control of the sh from the span, but even here be sure to set your drag light to avoid pull-outs. Though Spanish have sharp teeth, they also have sharp eyes. You can catch them on live baits with No. 2 wire, but you will get a lot more hits on arti cials if you go to clear uorocarbon or hard mono in 25 to 30 pound test. Tie to the micro ber with a double uni-knot. Avoid snaps and swivels because macks sometimes home in on them, apparently thinking they are extra tiny glass minnows, and will cut you off. FROM HOOKING TO COOKING Both kings and Spanish are good on the table with proper preparation. They have a more shy taste than some species. But get them on ice immediately when caught and cook them without freezing, and they can make excellent eating. Fillet, skin and remove the red line and you have gotten rid of most of that shy taste the remaining llets are good grilled, baked or broiled or in an Italian tomato and parmesan casserole, among many other recipes. SIZE AND BAG LIMITS The limit on Spanish is a generous 15 sh daily, minimum size 12 inches to the fork. Note that small king sh look very much like Spanish, but the limit on kings is two daily, 24 inches to the fork; you can differentiate the species because the Spanish has a black dorsal n, while the king dorsal is blue-gray. Email outdoors news to timesoutdoors @star .com Page 10 O UTDOORS www.apalachtimes.com Section Section A Freshwater Saltwater SPONSORED BY Inshore shing in St. Joe Bay continues to be great. April has been a good month so far for species such as trout, ounder and red sh. Good reports are coming in from the head of the bay and around Blacks island. Pompano can be found at the St. Joe State park area and a few king sh have moved into tyhe bay as well. Offshore action has slowed up a little with the winds and cobia are still elusive this week again. Strong winds kept most anglers off the water this past weekend and this week as well. Lake Wimico and Depot Creek should be a good shelter from the winds this week. The I.C.W. has been reporting stripped bass and a few hybrid bass over the past few weeks. Buck Grif ng Park pond has had good largemouth bass action latelty if you dont have a boat. LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Lance leaf coreopsis blooming Right now there is lance leaf coreopsis blooming everywhere along the Panhandle. Lance leaf coreopsis ( Coreopsis lanceolata ) is a cheery little member of the aster family. It is also known as tickseed and sand coreopsis. The plant forms small clumps that can grow into sizeable colonies. The plant grows to a height of 10 to 18 inches. While the plant is perennial, meaning it returns each year from rootstock, it can also be easily propagated from seed. Plants started from seed bloom the second year. Seed is commercially available from many sources. This North American native is one of the most reliable wild owers for garden cultivation, with a long period of bloom in spring and early summer. It grows in full sun or part shade and is drought tolerant. It has few diseases or insect pests. Pioneers used seeds from the plant stuffed in pillows and mattresses to help repel insects. It is a favorite food of gold nches and other seed eating birds. Coreopsis is Floridas state wild ower, but there are several other species found here. BUDS N BUGS

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By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The Franklin County Seahawks varsity baseball team split two home games this past week, falling 6-1 to Aucilla Christian in seven innings April 3, and then slamming West Gadsden 17-0 April 13 at senior night. Second baseman Logan McLeod went 1-for-2, doing his best to jumpstart the offense for the Seahawks against Aucilla, reaching base two times. He also drove in one runner. He singled in the seventh inning. In the bottom of the second, trailing 2-0, Skyler Hutchinson walked and stole second, and then advanced to third on a James Newell base hit. Consecutive walked to Colton Sheridan and McLeod, led to a Hutchinson score, but then three straight in eld outs ended the Seahawks scoring chances. Hutchinson pitched all seven innings, striking out three, walking one while giving up six runs on nine hits. Against West Gadsden Friday, the Seahawks romped to an easy win behind the pitching of senior Zach Armistead, who struck out the opponents with abandon. He was eventually relieved on the mound by senior Chance Buffkin, who had his rst opportunity to hurl the rawhide since middle school. The game lasted the minimum four innings, and every player had a hit, with most of them scoring at least once. Franklin County, 3-9 in district play and seeded sixth, opens the post-season Monday at 4 p.m. in Bozeman, where they square off against third-seeded South Walton (7-5). Winner of that game plays at 4 p.m. Tuesday against the winner of the dual between second-seeded Liberty County (9-3) and seventh seeded West Gadsden (0-12). The top seed in the district is Bozeman (11-1) with Port St. Joe (6-6) the fourth seed and Blountstown (6-6) the fth seed. Franklin County falls to Aucilla 6-1 Seahawks wallop West Gadsden By KELLI MAGGIO The Seahawk track team enjoyed a positive Spring Season, having participated in ve regular season matches and the district meet. The team was well balanced and included 10 girls and 10 boys. Many of the members were new, but were able to make quick impacts and personal records in their various events. The most recent track success was at this past weeks district meet, where the Seahawks were able to qualify three members to the regional meet, which will take place Friday in Jacksonville at Bishop Snyder High School. Representing the boys team is junior Elton Olvera, who nished fourth in the mile with a time of 5:19. The girls have two representatives in sophomores Adrianna Reeder and Brooke Pittman. Reeder quali ed with a second place nish in the 100 hurdles (19.9), and the 300 hurdles (1:01). Teammate Brooke Pittman also quali ed with a fourth place nish in the 300 hurdles. (1:09). Other team members who were impressive were sophomore Jessica Shields, who competed in the 100m dash and had a personal best this year (13.5). She also competed in the 200m dash. Sophomore Deborah Dempsey competed in the 400 and the 800m run, while freshman Morgan Martin also competed in the 100 and 200m dash for the Seahawks. On the boys side, sophomore Stefan Devaughn competed in the 300 hurdles and the 100m dash. Eighth grader Bryce Tobin nished the year with a personal record in the mile run (6:00). He also competed in the 800m run and the 300 hurdles. Up and coming runners in the distance races are freshman Chandler White and sixth grader Matthew Turner who both competed in the mile run throughout the season. Another promising newcomer was sophomore Lenny Ward who competed on the shotput at every meet and set new personal records. I was pleased with the effort and enthusiasm these kids brought to practice and their willingness to compete when the outcomes are uncertain, Maggio said. Its easy to compete if you know you are going to win every time, but its more challenging when the outcomes are uncertain. Kelli Maggio is the coach of the Franklin County High School track team. MATCHING DEALER R EBATE T otal R ebate $400 st. joe rent-all 706 E 1st Street Port St. Joe (850) 227-2112 NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT WIND SPEED MAPS AND 2010 FLORIDA BUILDING CODE BY REFERENCE The Board of County Commissioners of Franklin County, Florida proposes to adopt the following wind speed maps by ordinance and the 2010 Florida Building Code by reference: Wind speed map (gure 1609A), describing location of 130 mph line across Franklin County, Florida. Wind speed map (gure 1609B), describing location of 140 mph line across Franklin County, Florida. Wind speed map (gure 1609C), describing location of 120 mph line across Franklin County, Florida, and A public hearing on the proposed maps will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Franklin County Courthouse Annex in Apalachicola, Florida. The maps and code are available for inspection in the Franklin County Building Department, 34 Forbes Street, Suite 1, Apalachicola during normal business hours. For more information, call the Franklin County Building Department at (850) 653-9783, ext 156. Persons wishing to comment may do so in person at the public hearing or in writing to the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. Transactions of this public hearing will not be recorded. Persons who wish to appeal any action resulting from this hearing should make the necessary arrangements to assure that a verbatim record is made, including testimony and evidence, if any, upon which the appeal is to be based. Thursday, April 19, 2012 CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA SP O RTS www.apalachtimes.com A Page 11 Section 3 Seahawks head to regional meet FRANKLIN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL JV SOFTBALL TEAM Junior varsity softball team, back row from left: Robyn Segree, Marlyn Lee, Myranda McLeod, Adrianna Butler and Ashley Carroll. Front row: Lacey Hutchins, Taryn Martin, Bre Barrack, Kimmie Boone. SPECIAL TO THE TIMES DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Shortstop Austin Larkin makes a play to rst. PHOTOS COURTESY FCHS ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT Representing the Seahawks at regionals are Adrianna Reeder, left, and Brooke Pittman. Below Elton Olvera will represent the boys.

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See emeraldcoastjobs.com to nd a job at the intersection of both.Wouldn’t you like a job that ful lls you both professionally and personally? With Monster’s new ltering tools, you can quickly hone in on the job that’s right for you. So visit emeraldcoastjobs.com and nd a job that makes everybody happy. Medical/HealthKennel Tech Part TimeApalachicola Bay Animal Clinic is hiring a part time kennel technician. We are seeking a responsible, reliable, organized individual to help care for our client’s pets in their home away from home. Our animal clinic provides medical services and care for cats and dogs. The kennel tech is responsible for the care and maintenance of the kennel and its guests. Duties include, but are not limited to: walking dogs, feeding & watering pets, medicating pets, bathing pets, cleaning cages & runs, and maintaining the overall cleanliness of all kennel areas, clinic, and grounds. This is a part time position which requires you to work every other weekend. Weekday hours are in the late afternoon and early evening. Skills Required: -Must be able to handle cats and dogs of all sizes -Professional and positive attitude -Outgoing personality -Reliable transportation -Must be self-motivated and comfortable working alone sometimes -Perform closing duties -Must be comfortable with cleaning (including pet waste) -Attention to detail -desire to be part of a dynamic team of professionals Please send letter of interest and resume to: abacjob@ yahoo.com 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: 8 Airport Rd. Off of Hwy 98. Look for the signs. Thursday -Sunday 8:00 a.m. -?Moving SaleToo much to list! Mexico Beach 42 St, Saturday 4/21, 9 Eastern, 8 CentralHUGE SALE3 Families, designer prom dresses, antiques, nautical, bar & stools, bed, tables, wicker, etc. Text FL05828 to 56564 Sweatmore Strawberry RanchOPEN MAR 22nd 8AM Weather Permitting Mon-Sat 8am-7pm Sunday 8am-5pm 850-722-4819 Dachshund/ Terrier Mix2 Boys & 2 GirlsReady NowMom and Dad on Premises$100850-896-0301 Leave A Message 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. 86962T NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Seineyard at Summer Camp located at 108 Seapine Drive Box 3, in the County of Franklin, in the City of St. Teresa, Florida 32358 intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Crawfordville, Florida, this 10th day of April, 2012. Frances Casey Lowe (registered agent) April 19, 2012 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 86941T NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic located at 187 Highway 98 West, in the County of FRANKLIN, in the City of Eastpoint, Florida, 32328 intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Apalachicola, Florida, this 10th day of April, 2012. Hobson F. Fulmer April 19, 2012 86594T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA 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 The Key to Savings Start here in Classifieds. The Market PlaceST. GEORGE ISLAND We need a few great outgoing, happy people to work this summer.Must be able to start immediately. You must have own transportation, able to work weekends, & holidays (Days or Evenings) NOW HIRING Cashiers, Stock, & Meat CounterIf all this sounds like you and you are responsible and have no drama in your life call Carol at 850-653-5296 CLASSIFIEDSThursday, April 19, 2012 The Times | A12

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 The Times | A13 The News Herald offers a competitive bene t package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) plan, vacation and sick leave, and six paid holidays per year. (Part-time positions have 401(k) plan options). ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVESThe News Herald and the News Herald.com continue to expand. We are looking for highly motivated, energetic sales people. This is a unique opportunity to help build sales revenues and be a leading part of a progressive advertising sales team. The Sales Executive will be required to make sales calls, train and offer guidelines regarding pricing and packaging of all digital products and services. The ideal candidate must be a leader and have an innovative approach to client development and an understanding of how companies are using the internet to market their business. You must have a drive to win and a passion for consultative media sales. Available Positions: Territory Sales: The News Herald The Washington County News / The Holmes County Times Digital Sales RepresentativeRequired Skills  Highly motivated and results driven  Creative, conceptual and strategic thinker  Professional and positive manner when working with clients and others  Superior knowledge of Microsoft Of ce (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)  Outstanding record of achievement in current/past positions  Superior professionalism, discretion, and judgment  Strong work ethic and capacity to thrive in a team environment  Effective time management and organization skills  Excellent verbal and written communication skills  Keen attention to detail Required Experience To be considered, you must have at least 3 years of sales experience, including 1-3 successful years in the area of outside sales and/or online media including internet ad sales. The candidate must be highly analytical with meticulous attention to detail. SALES/RETENTION CLERK The News Herald is accepting applications for entry-level part-time Retention Representatives. Applicants must possess: *The ability to communicate effectively by phone *A general knowledge of computers and data entry *General math skills *Ability to make customer service the number 1 priority. *Able to work a exible schedule, hours will be app. 3 p.m. 8:30 p.m. *Saturday work required *Position pays hourly rate plus commission on salesApplications taken at 501 W. 11th Street, Or apply online at www.emeraldcoast.com/employ_app Or email resume to gsullivan@ afreedom.com Interviews to be scheduled at a later date. No phone calls. EOE Background check and drug screen required.CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVEThe News Herald is accepting applications for entry-level part-time customer service/sales representatives in our circulation call center covering two daily papers.Applicant must possess: *Ability to make customer service the number 1 priority. *The ability to communicate effectively by phone. *The ability to close a sale. *A general knowledge of computers and data entry *General math skills *Able to work a exible schedule including weekends. *Position pays hourly rate plus commission on sales/saves. *Customer service call center experience a plus.Apply online at www.emeraldcoast.com/employ_app or email resume to gsullivan@ afreedom.com Interviews will be scheduled at a later date. No phone calls. EOE Candidate hired depending background check and pre-employment drug screen. Come by The News Herald at 501 W. 11th Street for an application or send a resume to resumes@ afreedom.com.Freedom Florida is a Drug-free workplace, EOETO APPLY: The News HeraldCareers KENNEL HELP WANTEDPart time kennel attendant needed for busy animal clinic. Must be willing to work weekends and evenings. Must be gentle with animals, hard working and dependable. Please call Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic at 850-670-8306. 108 S. E. AVE. 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Cbl/wtr incl 1100sf high ceilings, Private entrance and deck. No smkg/ pets. $750 mo. + $750 dep. 850-653-3838 Heritage Villas and Southern Villas of Apalachicola ApartmentsAccepting applications for 1, 2, & 3 br HC & non-HC accessible units. Some rental assistance may be available. HUD vouchers accepted. Call 850-653-9277. TDD/TTY 711. This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. Lanark Village: Clean 2 bedroom, 1 bath, screened porch, AC, Long term lease: 7 months min. $500 monthly + $350. security deposit, references required or wkly & wknd rental w/deposit Pets-will consider. Non smoking. 850-212-2063 Text FL03912 to 56654 St. George Island $160 week, Electric, Satellite, Garbage incl. Pool tble. 12’ X 65’ deck w/Beautiful view 850-653-5114 St. George Island 2Br, 1Ba, Ground floor, Satellite. 12’ x 50’ Deck. Only $250 per week. Call: 850-653-5114 1 BRCottageH/AC in Apalachicola, FL. 850-643-7740. Apalachicola3 br, 2 ba house for rent, CH&A, W/D, Dish Washer, $800 First and Last. Brenda 850-227-5380; Gilbert 201-895-4255 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 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 $33,500 5 Acres near Crystal Lake on Amos Hayes Rd, property has well septic and power pole. Current survey is available. About 1.5 acres of the property is cleared. 850-271-5761 and leave a message. Appl. Airport : 1995 Cavalier 16x80’ Mobile home, zone 3. 3 bed, 2 bath $10,000 obo. Call: 850-653-2222 Harley Davidson Sportster1200 Custom, 2002. 13,000 miles, Well kept, $5,500 firm. Call: (850) 323-0451 1 bedroom, Apalachicola, quiet, 2 blks from boat ramp, screen porch, AC, pet OK, $600 month + first, last & dep. 850-697-5000 Text FL05823 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” 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/Hospitality The Port Inn is now accepting applicationsPT Desk Service Agent BartenderWeekends and holidays are required. Dependability is a must! If you have an eye for detail and a passion for service, we want you! Please apply in person at the address below: Make beds, make friends, make money! Inquire about benefits package. EOE, DFWP The Port Inn 501 Monument Ave, PSJ 32456 Medical/HealthCaring Peopleand CNAs needed. Join a team of people who make a difference in the lives of the elderly. Provide non medical companionship, in home help & personal care for the elderly. Must be flexible. 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Kelley, 34, has an even more accommodating schedule with his Gulf County jail time. He is able to go behind bars only on the weekends, an arrangement that came with some concern from Michael Hammond, warden of the Gulf County Jail, when he approved it. He called or his father called, before sentencing, before Christmas, and I told him he could, Hammond said. We told him it would be ne with us, but it had to be approved through probation. They didnt care, so we didnt care. When Dempsey sentenced Kelley on Oct. 10, 2011, she did not stipulate that he had to complete 6 months of jail time, as she did in Martins case. Hammond said his reservations with the weekend arrangement came because Kelley will end up doing about 3 years worth of weekends to meet his oneyear sentence. Its not that uncommon for folks to do weekends, but it is uncommon to do a year of weekends, Hammond said, noting that Kelley is responsible for covering his own medical costs. That is an extremely long time, but its not unprecedented. If it were me, God forbid, you want to get it over with. Threeand-a-half years is a long time for weekends. Hes going to be on paper for a long time. Both Kelley and Martin also received 15 years probation on their conviction of one charge of grand theft, part of a deal worked out between defense attorneys and Assistant State Attorney Robin Myers that had the state dismissing 42 other grand theft charges. The charges were in connection with a 2007 and 2008 scheme that relied on fraudulent invoicing by Martins company, Purity Temporary Employment and Martin Security. Both men also are responsible for making sure roughly $930,000 is paid back to the state through restitution. Because they have signed restitution agreements that hold them jointly and severally liable, each man is responsible for ensuring the entire restitution amount is repaid, regardless of the proportion each contributes. According to Franklin County court records, Kelley, who together with his father returned $134,000 in cash to his employer, Peter Brown Construction, nearly three years ago when he was rst arrested, has begun making restitution payments to the state. Since December, Kelley has made three payments of $72.12 each and one of $60. If Martin meets the $300 per month amount in the restitution agreement and ends up paying one-half of the $930,000 total, he would be making payments for the next 129 years. Martins attorney said last week he is hammering out the speci c terms of his clients restitution agreement so that it mirrors the one given Kelley. A third defendant in the case, Kelleys former wife, Lane Nicole Wood, 29, pleaded no contest in October to three counts of grand theft in connection with the scheme. Dempsey sentenced her to 6 months in jail and 15 years probation. Wood entered the Franklin County jail on Nov. 10, 2011, and did consecutive days of incarceration until her release Jan. 25, 2012, according to jail of cials. As a trustee, she was eligible for up to 15 days a month in gain time, which further reduced her sentence. On Feb. 13, Wood was granted a restitution agreement beginning March 1, 2012, that calls for her to repay nearly $66,715 at a rate of $50 per month. At that rate, it would take her 111 years to repay the full amount. would be able to vote in any race that has candidates from only one political party. The following is a statement issued by the candidate: Ida Cooper Elliott has led her intent to seek re-election for Franklin County Supervisor of Elections. Ida began her service to Franklin County voters at the mere age of 19. Throughout her 32-year career, Ida has learned rsthand how to run the election of ce ef ciently and effectively. Serving as assistant supervisor for over 29 years gave her the con dence and knowledge to take the reins as supervisor. Since Ida has been in of ce, she has obtained her state certi cation with the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections. Ida has served as chairwoman of the FSASE Scholarship committee for the past two years, helping college undergraduates further their education, and a member of the communications and publications committee. She was also the leader for the small to medium counties in reaching an agreement with election equipment providers to secure updated ADA voting equipment in a more cost-effective and timely manner well ahead of the 2016 mandated deadline. Ida has made several changes within the election of ce, including but not limited to a brand new website that allows voters to make changes, request absentee ballots, view live registration numbers as well as election results. She has successfully conducted nine elections since taking of ce in January 2009. Ida is a lifelong resident of Apalachicola and loves calling Franklin County her home. She has been married to her husband, Mark, for more than 30 years. They have two daughters, Miranda, a Florida State University graduate married to Tim Ard; and Samantha a Flagler University graduate. They have two grandchildren, Taylor and Riley Kate Ard. Ida wants the citizens of Franklin County to know that she is honored to serve as their Supervisor of Elections and that her door is always open and she and her staff are always ready to help. Please do not hesitate to call or come by for any questions, comments or concerns. SENTENCES from page A1 ELLIOTT from page A1



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xxxxx 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM 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 Out to see Thursday, April 19, 2012 VOL. 126 ISSUE 51Kelley, Martin do jail time in nearby countiesBy DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The two lead defendants convicted in a bogus billing scheme that stole nearly $1 million from construction costs for the consolidated school are spending their years worth of jail time differently. In the case of Wewahitchkas Casey Kelley, beginning in October 2011, it has been weekends at the Gulf County Jail, in by 5 p.m. Friday and out by the same time Sunday. For Apalachicolas Leonard Martin, it has been a similar arrangement in Liberty County since he began serving his time two months ago: three or four days a week in jail, to accommodate the schedule of the security company owner and former church pastor. But Martins work-release arrangement is expected to end this week, as Liberty County Jail of cials say they plan now to require him to serve his year in the more conventional, consecutive manner. Lt. Jenny Young, who administers the Liberty County Jail, said she learned this week from court of cials in Franklin County that Circuit Judge Angela Dempsey had stipulated, when she blessed the plea bargain, that Martin be eligible for work-release only after completing at least 6 months of his sentence. Its been recti ed, Young said Monday. This was just an oversight. I cant tell you where the errors come from. Young said since his incarceration began Feb. 13 in the jail in Bristol, Martin, 50, had served about three or four days a week and had Elliott seeks re-election as elections supervisorSpecial to the TimesIda Cooper Elliott has led his letter of intent to seek re-election to the of ce of Supervisor of Elections. Elliott, 51, 1600 Bluff Road, Apalachicola, led as a Democrat. She now is legally entitled to begin the process of getting petitions signed, with signatures due to the Supervisor of Elections of ce by May 7. Her name then would appear on the Aug. 14 primary ballot, provided she of cially quali es during the June 4-8 qualifying period. In the event that only Democrats le for this of ce or any of the other county of ces, Republicans and those without party af liation A tale of two sentences CASEY KELLEY LEONARD MARTIN IDA ELLIOTT PHOTOS BY DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesSchool board members Teresa Ann Martin and David Hinton look out over the water at the Bayside Environmental Lab, also pictured above and below. WATERFRONT RESEARCHEthics panel offers guidance to SolomonBy DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The Florida Commission on Ethics handed down a split decision last month that said a Franklin County sheriffs of ce employee would have a prohibited con ict of interest if he were to be elected county commissioner. As a result of the March 30 ruling, Sgt. John Solomon, who led paperwork Feb. 20 with the Supervisor of Elections of ce to run as a Democrat in County Commission District 1, said he planned to formally withdraw from the race. He cited the nancial issue of leaving his full-time job if he were to win the seat. Solomon said he weighed challenging the decision in By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com With the snip of a ribbon and several months of planning and labor, Franklin County students now have a close-up look at the marine life at their doorstep. Superintendent Nina Marks and the school board snipped the ribbon April 5 on the Bayside Environmental Lab, a 772square-foot waterfront educational space designed by Jack Baker of DAG Architects Inc. and constructed by PSBI, a rm co-owned by Aaron Boyette, who kept the school board regularly updated with the labs progress. Approximately 97 feet long with a 378-square-foot platform at the southern end of the pier, the lab is designed with the capability to be extended in the future, if desired. The contract is valued at $109,212. Structurally, the project is constructed using precast concrete pilings, marine-grade lumber, composite decking, aluminum fencing and stainless steel handrails and fasteners. Marks said all the schools teachers have been asked to create possibilities for their students, especially middle and high school science teacher Spencer Tolbert, who rst percolated the bayside classroom idea about six years ago and now teaches marine biology, and high school teacher Heidi Montgomery. Vocational instructor W. K. Sanders plans to put his construction academy students to work building a dissecting table for the middle of the lab, Marks said. The school board opted against investing in the cost of a separate walkway to the lab. Instead, they plan to have the school resource of cer temporally stop traf c when students come and go from the lab. Marks said there is discussion with the Department of Transportation about creating a painted crosswalk across the highway. Three local vendors participated in the labs construction: Taylors Building Supply, which supplied the lumber, composite decking materials and stainless steel fasteners; Ben Withers Inc. which fabricated, supplied and installed the precast concrete pilings; and Preble-Rish Engineers Inc., which provided civil and structural engineering and surveying services. Schools unveil new bayside classroom ELECTION 2012 JOHN SOLOMON Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . . A8 Faith . . . . . . . A9 Outdoors . . . . . A10 Tide Chart . . . . A10 Sports . . . . . . A11 Classi eds . . . A12-A13 Opinion A4 xxxxx Index See SENTENCES A14 See ELLIOTT A14 See SOLOMON A2 Lighthouse Challenge this weekendThe Florida Panhandle Lighthouse Challenge on Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, will bring lighthouse enthusiasts to the Cape St. George Light, Crooked River Lighthouse, St. Marks Lighthouse, Cape San Blas Lighthouse and Pensacola Lighthouse. Four of these will be open for climbing, with St. Marks Lighthouse closed because of structural concerns. Tickets for $10 are available at the lighthouses during the event. Price includes a commemorative tote bag (while supplies last) and raf e ticket and entitles participants to visit the ve lighthouses at no charge. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Apalachicola classic boat show SaturdayApalachicola hosts the 14th annual Apalachicola Antique and Classic Boat Show this 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 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.Celebrate Earth Day SundayCity Square Community Garden hosts the annual Earth Day-Arbor Day celebration at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 22. The garden is at the intersection of Eighth Street and Avenue F. Come share good food and good music. For information, call 653-3153.Free concert in Lafayette Park SundayThe Apalachicola Area Historical Societys Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts will present its annual free concert in Lafayette Park this Sunday at 4 p.m., featuring Nashville Dixieland jazz. Bring a chair, a friend, an easy smile and enjoy the music. xxxxx xxxxx Contact UsPhone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8036 Circulation: 800-345-8688Seahawks head to playoffs A11

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LocalA2 | The Times Thursday, April 19, 2012circuit court but that the cost and the uncertainty created in awaiting the judges decision tilted him against it. On Feb. 28, Solomon sought the advisory opinion from the ethics commission, an independent nine-member commission formed in 1974 to answer questions from public of cials about potential con icts of interest, and to review complaints led under the statutory Code of Ethics, by issuing binding advisory opinions. I gured I either deal with it now or deal with it after I win, Solomon said. I knew it was coming. The commissioners spent nearly 45 minutes debating the matter in Tallahassee, with C. Christopher Anderson III, their general counsel, defending the staff recommendation that serving both as a correctional ofcer with the sheriffs of ce and as county commissioner would create a frequently recurring con ict of interest (that posed) an impediment to his public duty as a county commissioner. Arguing strongly the other side was Key West attorney Edwin Scales III, who contended it should be up to voters of Franklin County, not the ethics panel, to decide whether Solomons job should prevent him from serving as commissioner. Im not here to argue the point, Solomon said, expressing his appreciation for a chance to appear and suggesting opinions were mixed among state experts on matters such as these. I have found some conicting opinions, he said. Should a con ict of interest arise, I would be under more scrutiny than anybody else because everybody knows my work. Solomon indicated recusal from a vote might be in order, as it is with any commissioner with a con ict of interest. But Anderson said though abstaining could be called for in the matter of the budget, the statute does not require that. The problem with that is if he always abstains, the law does require you to vote in certain situations, and the fact that if he abstains, (it) could be a con ict. If a person abstains too much, it could be an impediment. Jacksonville attorney Stanley Weston, a Democratic appointee and ultimately an aye vote, asked Anderson to consider an advisory opinion that more narrowly limits it to the facts situation in Franklin County. Relationships between deputies and county commissions differ across the state. But the staff counsel said it would make no difference. I would expect there would not be anything signi cant locally there (in Franklin County) that would change my view, Anderson said. The panel voted 6-2 in favor of the staff recommendation. Scales, as well as Sarasota attorney Morgan Bentley, both voted no, while Pompano Beach attorney Linda Robison said she voted reluctantly aye. Making the motion was Vero Beach retiree I. Martin Ford, with a second from Port St. Lucie substance abuse treatment executive Jean Larsen, both Republican appointees. Tallahassee attorney Robert Sniffen, the chair, and Fort Lauderdale attorney Susan Maurer, the vice chair, both Democratic appointees, also voted yes. Seated in the audience for this public hearing was Solomons father, Roy, as well as Pinki Jackel, the incumbent District 1 commissioner. Jackel, a Republican, has led a letter of intent to seek re-election. In presenting the staff recommendation, Anderson made it clear that Solomon serving in both capacities would not run afoul of Florida statute 112.313 (10)(a), which prohibits an employee from holding of ce with a board, council or commission that is his employer. A sheriff is an independently elected constitutional of cer and a sheriffs authority to appoint deputies and select personnel is independent of the county commission, Anderson said. But, as to the second question in Solomons letter, regarding Florida statute 112.313 (7)(a), which governs con icting employment or contractual relationship, Anderson saw a problem. He would be faced with an impermissible con ict that would impede the full and faithful discharge of his public duties, Anderson said. The essence is that one cannot serve two masters in relation to the intersecting interest of the two governing entities. Government is not monolithic. The interests of the government can often collide, and in a county you have somewhat separate yet intersecting of ces. Nobody is saying that Mr. Solomon is not a very honorable man. Nobody is saying hes actually going to do anything wrong, but the statutes doesnt allow you to get that far. I think hes a ne man, but the statute doesnt require you to be dishonorable. It seeks to have that separateness in a preventive sense, Anderson said. Even good people are going to have a different mindset when the other entity is where they get their day-today paycheck from. Anderson referred speci cally to a sheriffs budget, which he called a big interface between sheriff and commission. One commissioner stressed the importance of the budget as a matter calling for a commissioners attention, while another noted that a county commission only sets a total but does not dictate speci c sheriffs expenditures. (An employee might be) less than objective because of what their bread and butter is for their employment, Anderson said. Its objective because you dont have an iron in your re with your employment. Scales, a Republican appointee, argued strongly the ethics panel should not approve an opinion that could have sweeping implications in possibly preventing most any county employee from ever seeking a county of ce. I feel extremely uncomfortable making a decision that the voters of Franklin County ought to be making as to whether this person would be compromised in of ce, he said. To run for a public of ce, that should be open to everybody, rather than having the ethics commission, based on an interpretation of a statute, essentially preclude an entire class of people from holding of ce as a county commissioner. I think the folks in Franklin County are in a better position to make that decision than we are, Scales said. I certainly think maybe the Legislature, if they want to preclude certain people from holding of ces in county commissions, if they want to pass a law to do that, they can. Or for the voters in Franklin County to do that by saying that relationship is too close for us. Everybodys going to know about it in Franklin County, they know what this guy does for a living, Scales said. If they feel comfortable about it, great. If they dont feel comfortable about it, thats great too. They know a whole lot better than I do. Maybe Mr. Solomons opponent in the election can hit voters over the heads with this issue and say Youre going to have a very dif cult time in being objective and serving two masters. Those are political questions that the voters of the county should decide, he continued. A number of other commissioners cautioned the advisory opinion under consideration pertained only to the facts at hand and should not be construed as applying to any and all cases. Anderson indicated he was aware of the implication of his opinion. These things are a guide, they are a precedent for other people, he said. Clearly disappointed at the ruling, Solomon said he decided to run for of ce out of a belief he could go beyond his current role in the community and accomplish even more for the county. Solomon, known for his steady and low-key volunteer involvements, has been instrumental in rejuvenating the Florida Seafood Festival and is the head of its board. He said he hasnt ruled out a future run for of ce, but that could be several years away, after hes retired from law enforcement. The only reason I wanted to run for public of ce is Im a volunteer in my community, Solomon said. I can see an avenue where I can see more of an opportunity to do more for Franklin County. 8:00 a.m. 3 p.m. Monday Friday SOLOMON from page A1

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LocalThe Times | A3Thursday, April 19, 2012Library needs volunteers this weekendFriends of the Franklin County Library will participate in the Lighthouse Challenge on St. George Island this Saturday and Sunday with a used book sale. Books must be transported from Eastpoint to the island and back. Anyones help with time and muscle is greatly needed and appreciated. Organizer Anna Carmichael said she needs three or four trucks with a half-dozen workers each day. The sale is also seeking donations of childrens books. To volunteer or donate contact Carmichael at 3706763 or anna.carmichael@ yahoo.com. Pre-K registration all next weekThe Learning Center pre-Kindergarten program will have Pre-K registration all next week for the upcoming school year, 2012-13. Registration will be on April 23 to 27 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. You must bring your childs birth certi cate, Social Security card, immunization shot record, and current physical. Your child must be age 4 by Sept. 1, 2012. All children attending Voluntary pre-Kindergarten must have a VPK Certi cate. Mr. Noch will be here, at the Learning Center, on Thursday, May 17 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. He will complete your VPK certi cate, so please bring the following items: birth certi cate, proof of address, Social Security card, and parent ID. Without a VPK Certi cate you cannot attend pre-K.Dont miss Strut Your Stuff pet paradeThe Franklin County Humane Society is hosting the opening ceremony pet parade at the Carrabelle Riverfront Festival and we want to see just how creative you can be. The two day festival begins on Saturday, April 28 and the pet parade will kick-off the festivities at 10:30 a.m. at the Pavilion on Marine Street in Carrabelle. There will be prizes for best costume, ugliest dog, best behaved pet and most look-a-like owner and pet. The cost is $5 and all proceeds will go to the humane societys spay/ neuter voucher program. All registrations must be received by 10:15 a.m. Saturday, April 28. 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Sustaining serious injuries was Rebecca Ann Padowitz, 23, of Carrabelle. She was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Julian Collins, 34, of Thomasville, Ga., was listed as having no injuries. He was the only one of the four individuals in the crash identi ed as having worn a seatbelt. The three passengers were in a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by an individual unknown to investigators as of this morning, traveling eastbound on U.S. 98. As the Jeep entered a curve, it spun counterclockwise across the westbound lane and on to the north shoulder, where it struck a tree stump with its front bumper. The vehicle then overturned, ejecting Hawkins, before its right side collided with a tree and came to rest on its roof, facing north. The Jeep then caught on re, said the report.Sopchoppy man killed in Carrabelle crash Tuesday The Florida Panhandle Lighthouse Challenge, this Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22, will feature a special guest to help bring fair skies and calm seas to the ve lighthouses in Northwest Florida. Chris Smith, chief meteorologist for WJHG-TV in Panama City, has agreed to provide coverage that will air on Channel 7 both nights. The lighthouse challenge is expected to bring hundreds of lighthouse enthusiasts to the Cape St. George Light, Crooked River Lighthouse, St. Marks Lighthouse, Cape San Blas Lighthouse, and Pensacola Lighthouse. Participants receive a special memento from each lighthouse they visit, and a completion prize for visiting all ve. Smith said a live broadcast from one or more of the lighthouses is a possibility, depending on the news coverage schedule and availability of a live truck operator and cameraman to travel to the lighthouses. A graduate of Florida State Universitys meteorology program, Smith has 15 years of experience gained at CNN in Atlanta and other Georgia stations before becoming chief meteorologist for the VIPIR7 Storm Team at WJHG in October 2009. He was the rst meteorologist in northwest Florida to be recognized as a certi ed broadcast meteorologist by the American Meteorological Society. The lighthouse challenge, timed to commemorate Florida Lighthouse Day on April 21, is intended to raise awareness about northwest Floridas lighthouses and encourage support for efforts to preserve these historic structures. Four of the lighthouses will be open for climbing. Participants will not be allowed to climb to the top of the St. Marks Lighthouse due to structural concerns, but will be able to enter the base and visit the keepers house. Challenge tickets will be available at any of the participating lighthouses on the days of the event. Tickets will be priced at $10 per person, and you must be at least 44 inches tall to participate. Each admission price includes one commemorative tote bag (while supplies last) and one raf e ticket, and entitles participants to visit the ve lighthouses at no charge. There is an additional entry fee at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Each of the historic Panhandle lighthouses will offer raf e prizes, as well as other activities during the challenge. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. The lighthouse challenge is supported in part by grants from the Franklin County Tourist Development Council, the Gulf County Tourist Development Council, the Pensacola Bay Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Florida Lighthouse Association. For more information, please visit www.panhandlelight housechallenge.com or call Terry Kemp at 927-2000.Lighthouse Challenge to host WJHG meteorologist

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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 TimesThe decision reached by the Carrabelle city commission on April 5 (See Carrabelles bottle battle rages on, April 12 Apalachicola & Carrabelle Times) unconscionably disregarded economic reality, and the facts, if ever there was one. I have seen similar zoning overlays implemented all over the Southeast and there was none of the so-called trouble over decisions or enforcement. Carrabelles own long-range land use plan, for which they paid good money, considers the U.S. Highway 67 corridor to be for future commercial use. For a church, based entirely on emotions, to hamstring commercial development, thats unconscionable. Mr. Homer McMillan speaks with forked tongue. At the previous zoning hearing (which I attended) he and his fellow pastor Mark Collins projected an air of reasonableness toward facilitating development, in stark contrast to McMillans comments in last weeks newspaper. If he took heat from anyone it was due to the incredibly erroneous and pretentious wording of his petition (by the way, check the signatures on the petition, many are of individuals who do not live in Carrabelle, or who are not of age). At the meeting prior, Mr. McMillan and Mr. Collins signed in as representing the First Baptist Church behind the Chevron convenience store when, in fact, their actual congregations are outside the affected area. In short Mr. McMillan does not have a dog in the ght. I nd it signicant that the Methodist church, the one most directly impacted, has yet to weigh in, suggesting reasonable decision-making restraint. In addition, since when is Mr. McMillan the arbiter of just how many restaurants Carrabelle can support and what credentials does he have as a food and beverage operator? I have reviewed such data from hotels and restaurants for more than 20 years. Between 1983 to 2010, I was employed by Barber and Company, Coast Savings of California, the First National Bank of California and Park Avenue Bank. In that capacity I appraised both existing and proposed restaurant uses, and examined the nancial components that made up their operating revenue. I can tell you categorically that Mr. McMillan is self-delusional in his assumption of expertise. Further, why was he allowed to possess the microphone for such an extended period? It would seem he wore down Mayor Curley Messers attention span. Another thought: Why did not Ms. Brenda La Paz recuse herself from the vote, citing conict of interest? This was an obvious machine politics ploy and it stinks to high heaven. The city faces a crushing debt load in the near future and needs all the revenue it can generate. The present commissioners and their immediate predecessors have run the city out on a nancial limb that is being rapidly sawn off behind them. When the city les its inevitable bankruptcy the good citizens wont have to look far for the culprits. I am certainly glad that my own livelihood is not linked to Carrabelles fortunes. Ed PattilloChurches should examine their nancial conscience Thursday, April 19, 2012Q. I recently read an article about Clerks of Court budgets being cut. Can you explain what is happening? A. This cut in clerks budgets you read about involved the courtside budget of my ofce which is set by the Legislature. This has nothing to do with my county budget set by the county commission each year. Its difcult to fathom that part of my ofces operations are funded by the state while another part is funded by the county. I must operate on separate budgets and even separate scal years which creates quite a challenge. This decrease will affect my court budget for the next scal year. Clerks budgets have been consistently cut during these tough economic times these past years, but the 2012 Legislative session was poised to end without any further reductions to our budgets. The nal budget stage is called the conference process. This is where the House and Senate have already passed their budgets and they meet to work out the differences to develop one state budget. During this late stage, which is not a public hearing type of stage, clerks were caught unaware by a signicant cut to our court operating budgets. There were no clerk budget cuts even mentioned during the regular session through dozens of subcommittee and committee hearings in the House and Senate. Our legislative team had been assured by the leadership of the Legislature that they understood the challenges clerks have in meeting our statutorily mandated duties with the limited resources we had available. No cuts were ever proposed or discussed. The Legislature mandated an additional 7 percent cut to our budgets about $31 million statewide and approximately $41,000 from my budget. At this point, Im still reeling from the cut, and Im not sure what action Ill have to take. My staff is very dedicated and are already working longer hours to meet all their deadlines while serving the public, attending court, ling and imaging all the court documents, and opening cases among other things. I feel that having layoffs or furloughs will be detrimental to the public being served in our rural county. I may have to place the primary focus of my ofce operations on processing criminal cases, which have constitutional and statutory due process timelines, while civil cases may be slowed and could take longer to process. I dont think I could let one employee go without it having a tremendous effect on operations. I know how much the public depends on my ofce, so I have much to consider these next few months. If you have any questions or comments about this column, please forward them to Marcia Johnson, Clerk of the Court, 33 Market Street, Ste. 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320 or by email to: mmjohnson@ franklinclerk.com. Visit the Clerks website at www. franklinclerk.com.By JANIE BURKESpecial to the Times St. George where the living is easy. Not so easy for a little bobtail calico kitty. Callie was adopted as a kitten by a couple on the east end of the island, close friends of mine. She was either born on St. George in the wild or dropped off when she showed up at her new adopted home. Off to a good start with all her shots, spayed and loved, things went well for a couple of years until, the man of the house passed away, followed three months later by his wife. Heirs closed the house. Callie was ousted to make it on her own. Those of us who have chosen to live in this beautiful place know that the environment is challenging. Properly-built homes fare well with good maintenance but animals face a number of hardships. I happened on Callie and recognized her. I found her a home just down the beach. Her new owner seemed eager to care for her, knowing her recent plight. At last, I gave a sigh of relief. I had lost two very close friends, but rescued their abandoned pet and relocated her. Callie was safe again. So I thought. One day, I ran into a friend who was renting next door to Callies new home. She and her sister are frequent visitors here who love animals. She showed me a photo of a calico kitty she discovered hanging around her rental. I recognized Callie. Callies second adoptive parent had moved away and abandoned her. Now, Callie had a jig hook through her lip but still managed to survive in the wild. The hook had completely healed, which makes me wonder how long she had suffered with it. Her new rescuers trapped Callie and took her to the vet. They paid to have the hook removed and gave her the necessary shots. They continued to feed Callie during their vacation. When they left, I took over feeding her. For several months, I made sure she had fresh water and food. Several island visitors helped as well. She remained at her last home although the house was usually empty. Then, new owners decided they did not want her there and so again, Callie needed to be relocated. Several islanders got the word out in a desperate search to nd her a home. A few weeks ago a friend and I were able to put her in a carrier and take her to a foster home where she spent a few days settling down. Not long after, she arrived at a new home in Apalachicola where she will be an indoor cat. Callie, maybe you have nally found a forever home. I hope so. YOUR PUBLIC TRUStTEEMarcia JohnsonState budget cuts could affect ofce operationsI have just enjoyed reading your article on Jimmie Bloodworth. Mr. Norred did a very good job in the writing about a good baseball player. However, you may want to follow up on the story with this tidbit of news. The baseball field at the old high school in Apalachicola is named for Mr. Bloodworth. It is officially named James Jimmie Bloodworth Field. I do not remember the year this took place, but I was the stadium announcer for the Sharks and the booster club asked the county school board to name the field after Mr. Bloodworth. I am sure the school board has a record in their archive minutes. Rev. Roy B. and Shirley I. Bateman, Sr. County dedicated eld in Bloodworths honorCallie with a sh hook through her lip.Happy Endings: Callie nds forever homeBy CATY GREENESpecial to the Times Ever wonder what books other libraries are buying? The State Library in Tallahassee gives a list of new acquisitions on their website ibistro.dos.state. .us. Go to this web page and select New Books in the right-hand column. I dont know about you, but my mouth waters. There are of course the library books, like Organizational storytelling for librarians: Using stories for effective leadership by Marek (2011), but that might only interest me, and the volunteers for the summer reading program (Hint, hint: Ill be looking to sign you up after the book sale, Saturday, May 5.). Then theres A book sale how-to guide: More money, less stress. Probably should have bought that one before. Another title which sounded interesting was Web journalism: a new form of citizenship? (2010). This is a fascinating eld, especially in the world of the web 2.0, where web sites interact with the web users. I always go for Florida books, and so does the State Library, of course. They dont just purchase newly published ones, but ones like The woman suffrage movement in Florida, published in 1957. Now that might be an interesting read. As a gardener and trained as a biologist/ botanist, I like titles like Guide to the vascular plants of Florida, by Wunderlin and Hansen (2011), but the more popular book might be Saving sea turtles: Extraordinary stories from the battle against extinction, by Spotila. We have his other coffee tablesize book on sea turtles, with lots of gorgeous pictures. In the librarys quest to have a Southern literary collection, sponsored by funds from the Tapper Foundation in Port St. Joe, the title: Dreaming of Dixie: How the South was created in American popular culture by Cox (2011) looks like a mustbuy. We have another book called The Idea of Florida in the American Literary Imagination by Rowe, published in 1986, which talks about the same framing of Southern-ness by Northerners who came down to write for big New England magazines. Its an interesting read. My nal selection from the State Librarys new book list would be Lawyers, swamps, and money which might be really fun if the subtitle wasnt U.S. wetland law, policy, and politics by Gardner (2011). It probably wont make the cut based on my tight budget. Keep in mind the acquisitions department, here at the Apalachicola library is always interested in hearing from you with suggestions. Also we gladly accept donations of the great books you have read but have no shelf space for. See you at the book sale on May 5. Same day as the Tour of Homes, and right across the street. Caty Greene is the librarian for the Apalachicola Municipal Library. To reach her, call 653-8436.TThe State Library offers intriguing selections@tTHE LIBRaARy Y Caty Greene

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LocalThe Times | A5Thursday, April 19, 2012 NEW HOURS FOR WEEMS MEDICAL CENTER EASTMonday to Friday 8am-6pm & Saturday 8am-4pmBeginning April 2, 2012Primary Care and Urgent Care110 NE 5TH STREET CARRABELLE, FL 850-697-2345 The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce. Arrests in this report were made by of cers from the Apalachicola Police Department (APD) and the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce. All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. April 10 Robert Z. Thompson, 29, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FCSO) Johneric C. Evans, 21, Carrabelle, theft and robbery by sudden snatching, and failure to appear (FCSO) Jeffery D. Nowling, 22, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FCSO) June M. Davis, 28, Eastpoint, resisting of cer without violence and traf cking in a controlled substance (FCSO) April 12 Brandon K. Brown, 27, Eastpoint, violation of a repeat violence injunction (FCSO) April 13 Michael R. Holland, 52, Apalachicola, failure to appear (FCSO) Marcus D. Allen, 20, Apalachicola, resisting of cer without violence (FCSO) April 14 Antonio D. Pascual, 29, Apalachicola, DUI and no valid drivers license (APD) Lawrence E. Russell, 26, Eastpoint, petit theft and violation of probation (FCSO) Arrest REPORT By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com Police are investigating an accident that occurred on the riverfront early Thursday morning. At 1:35 a.m., police received a call from Albert Cummins at Qs Corner Cocktail Lounge on Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. in Apalachicola. Cummins told the dispatcher that Charles Dixon had driven his (Dixons) truck into the river near Water Street Seafood and wanted the police to meet him there. Both city and county of cers responded and met a soaking wet Dixon around 2:30 a.m. Dixon showed them where his truck had gone into the water. He said he had visited the all-night Chevron on U.S. Highway 98 to make a purchase around 12:30 a.m. After leaving, he was agged down by a shorthaired, middle-aged, white man who asked for a ride to a boat. Dixon said he did not know the man but had seen him around several times in recent weeks. While underway to the waterfront, Dixon said he noticed the man had a handgun in his lap. He said he asked his passenger why he had a gun and the man smiled at him. Dixon said he then drove his truck into the river off a small pier, escaped and swam ashore. He said he didnt know what had happened to the other man. Police searched with poles and located the truck at about 5:30 a.m. They sent in a diver to assess the situation and using a winch, dragged the truck downstream to the ramp at Water Street Seafood where it was brought ashore. Apalachicola Police Chief Bobby Varnes said there was damage to the roof and rear window of the truck believed to have been caused by crashing into the water. He said the Florida Department of Law Enforcement took possession of the vehicle to assess it. Police continued to search the area throughout the day using divers and sonar. No sign of a passenger was found. Varnes said, when the truck was recovered, both doors were closed but the drivers window was rolled all the way down. Law enforcement of cials said they are continuing their investigation into the incident.Police retrieve submerged truck Charles DixonPHOTOS BY LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesDixons truck being pulled from the river at Water Street Seafood.A water line break in Eastpoint forced an early closure of the Franklin County School Tuesday, but the incident did not affect the Florida Comprehensive Assessment test from being administered this week for grades 3 through 10. Superintendent Nina Marks said school was dismissed at 1 p.m. after a construction crew from the Eastpoint Water and Sewer District cracked a water main, cutting off water at the Learning Center as well as other sites around Eastpoint. Then they had very little water on the main campus with low pressure, said Marks. Once we knew everyone could be fed, we got the bus drivers alerted. They said the earliest it would be done was by 1 p.m., they got it xed sooner than that, but we were already in motion. Marks said that while the school had to advise students not to use the restrooms, there was no contamination. Everything was safe. She said the students had all completed the days FCATs, and ended up leaving an hour ahead of schedule. It did not interrupt anything, Marks said. School resumed Wednesday morning on schedule. By David AdlersteinWater line break cuts school day short

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LocalThe Times | A7Thursday, April 19, 2012 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 Patriots Day CAJUN COOKOUTSponsored by the Southern Builders AssociationApril 28, 2012 11 am 2 pm Veterans Memorial Plaza Home of Three Soldiers, Detail Statue, 230 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL Donation: $10.00 About Three Soldiers, Detail StatueThe Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The Wall was dedicated in 1982 as a symbol of our nations honor and recognition of the men and women who served in the Vietnam War. In 1984, the Three Servicemen Statue was dedicated as a complement to The Wall. A life-like depiction of our courageous soldiers, this bronze sculpture was created by the late Fredrick Hart as a symbol of their courage and devotion to their country. Only a partial replica of the Three Servicemen Statue was authorized. The Three Servicemen Statue South to raise the necessary funds to bring this one-of-kind detail of the original sculpture to Apalachicola, Florida. The Three Soldiers, Detail bronze sculpture, made from part of the original molds, is set on a black granite pedestal and is the centerpiece of Apalachicolas Veterans Memorial Plaza. For more information, please visit our website at www.threeservicemenstatuesouth.org.Get your advance tickets at the following businesses: we truly thank these businesses for their support! Apalachicola Ace Hardware409 US Hwy 98, Apalachicola (850) 653 1400 ApalachicolaFitnessCenter45 Ave. D, Apalachicola (850) 653-1920 TheTinShedNauticals&Antiques 170 Water St., Apalachicola (850) 653-3635 TheApalachicolaTimes129 Commerce St., Apalachicola (850) 653-8868 Apalachicola Physical Therapy -111 Ave. E, Apalachicola (850) 596-2723 MATCHING DEALER REBATE TotalRebate $300st. joe rent-all706E. 1st Street Port St. Joe (850) 227-2112 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 Photos by LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesThe damaged pilings. Top, Gods Grace.Pilings damaged in nighttime incident Photos by LOIS SWOBODA | On the night of April 11, the shing boat Gods Grace collided with the dock at Riverfront Park in Apalachicola, damaging two pilings, knocking one down and breaking the other above water level. Damage to the dock is estimated at $5,000. Apalachicola Police Chief Bobby Varnes said the owner of the boat, Nathan Peaden, of Milton, has agreed to pay the cost of repair to the pilings. Onlookers said the accident occurred when the ships engine stalled as she was attempting to dock next to the antique Gulf Coast schooner Governor Stone. Kristin Anderson, who serves on the board for the Friends of the Governor Stone, said she was dismayed when she heard about the accident but grateful the antique schooner is undamaged. Varnes said city of cials are attempting to complete the repairs before the Apalachicola Antique and Classic Boat Show scheduled for this weekend, April 21 and 22. By Lois Swoboda

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Qualications: Expertise in: Now Accepting AppointmentsCall Toll Free 888-681-5864 For more info www.seclung.com Lung Disease SpecialistRob Garver, MDNow Seeing Patients in Port St. Joe NOW BCBS-FL IN-NETWORK PROVIDER PETOFTHEWEEK Franklin County Humane Society WE CAN HELP! GOT MOSQUITOES? CALLLOIS AT 653-5857Franklin Countys ONLY LOCALPest Control Company SocietyA8 | The Times Thursday, April 19, 2012Special to The TimesPanhandle Players Inc. presents Sex Please Were Sixty, written by Florida playwrights Michael and Susan Parker and directed by Margy Oehlert. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 and are available at the Dixie Theatre box of ce, Downtown Books, Butler Agency, or Carrabelle Junction. This modern little farce is fashioned after the British production from the s titled 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 giggle fest for all audiences, but especially those of a certain age.FSU lab to unveil schoolkids muralSpecial to The TimesTo celebrate Earth Day 2012, the Florida State University Coastal & Marine Laboratory will unveil its new mural wall Seeking Knowledge from the Sea through Art and Science at 9 a.m. Saturday. Working on the theme, Conservation: Taking Care of the River, Bay, and Gulf, students from Franklin County Middle School took part, as did students from Riversink and Medart elementary schools in Wakulla County, and SAIL High School and the Maclay School in Leon County. The FSU marine lab at St. Teresa constructed a mural wall at the lab to provide a space for community or school-based artwork. These local schools enthusiastically agreed the project, so paint and a prepared 4by 8-foot panel were delivered to each school by marine lab staff so the mural boards could be painted at the schools. We are grateful to the schools for their enthusiastic response to this project, said Mary Balthrop, associate director of the marine lab. We are excited to see the varying interpretations of this common theme represented in the completed mural panels. Participating students, teachers and their families, marine lab staff and the marine lab board of trustees are expected to attend Saturdays unveiling. For more info, email Andrea Keuchel, middle school art teacher, at akeuchel@franklin.k12. .us.By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com In honor of Patriots Day, the Southern Builders Supply Association is hosting a Cajun Cookout at Veterans Plaza to raise money for maintenance of the Three Soldiers Detail, South. Since 1969, Patriots Day has been observed on the third Monday in April in observance of the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the rst battles of the American Revolutionary War. The cookout will take place April 28 beginning with a patriotic tribute at the Veterans Plaza, on market Street in Apalachicola. A wreath will be laid on the monument and two prominent military veterans will speak. Col. John House, who retired in 2001 after spending 26 years in an Army uniform, served in Germany, South Korea, and Southwest Asia including Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. House, author of the book Why War? Why an Army?, teaches at Columbus State University and is a candidate for the Second Congressional District in Georgia. Also speaking is retired Marine Col. John Baker, a veteran of Korea and Vietnam who lives in Carrabelle. Joel Hammond, past president of the builders association, said Baker knew many warriors whose names are memorialized on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, which faces the Three Solders Statue, upon which the Apalachicola monument is based. St. George Island Scout Troop 22 will act as color guard. A convoy of bikers headed by Rodney Herring will travel from Panama City to create a ag line for the event. Herring, an American Legion Rider, said all motorcyclists are invited to join the ag line. He said his group will have ags available for those who wish to participate. Deejay Van Johnson will provide patriotic music and period tunes for the event. Following the ceremony, lunch will be served at noon. The menu, prepared on site by builders association members, will consist of jambalaya, white beans and lemonade. Cost of a plate is $10; lunch will be served until 2 p.m. or until the food runs out. The builders association has been continuously active since 1916. In the recent past, they donated to the Three Soldiers Detail, South and helped purchase the playground equipment for Battery Park. Nationwide, they have raised more than $100,000 to ght juvenile diabetes. Hammond said for the past 15 years, the association has held its annual meeting in April at Bay City Lodge. This year, instead of just cooking for ourselves, we plan to cook for the park, he said, estimating the association plans to prepare about 300 meals. Tickets for the event are available at the Apalachicola Times of ce, Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce, Apalachicola Physical Therapy, SunCoast Realty on St. George Island and at the American Legion Hall in Port St. Joe. For more information, call 653-5857.Tress Reynolds, William Dameron to wedTress Reynolds and William Dameron would like to announce their upcoming wedding this Saturday, April 21, at 1 p.m. at Sunset Beach on St. George Island. The future groom is the son of Floyd and Del Dameron, of Saint Petersburg. The bride-tobe is the daughter of Marilyn Reynolds, from Carrabelle. A reception is to follow at the Sunset Beach Clubhouse immediately following the ceremony. All friends and family are invited to attend. No local invitations were sent. Panhandle Players to present Sex Please Were Sixty LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesThree Soldiers Detail, SouthBene t planned for Three Soldiers Detail Engagement DOG LOST IN ST. TERESA AREAA dog named Lila, wearing a red collar, went missing from St. Teresa Beach last Saturday, April 14, last seen in the hunting woods close to Ochlocknee Bay bridge. The female is dark blue/grey with red/tan trim, with a white chest and toes, long ears and tail and a short coat. The owners said the dog weighs 30 pounds, is 18 inches high, and is friendly but is easily spooked. Please call 850-508-6981 or 850-508-3426, anytime day or night. $500 reward offered.

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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 Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church-Your Church on the Coast-2653 Highway 98 East P.O. Box 729, Lanark Village, Fl 32323Pastor: Father Eddie Jones Mass Schedule: Saturday: (Vigil) 5:00 PM Sunday: 7:30 AM (850)697-3669 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 | A9Thursday, April 19, 2012Billy Ray Hill benet May 5A benet for Billy Ray Hill Jr. will be from 10 a.m. until the food is gone May 5 at the Eastpoint Pavilion on Island Drive. Mullet dinners, with baked beans, cole slaw and tea, will be available for $6. Cakes and other desserts will be for sale 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.Daughters of the Confederacy to meet SaturdayThe United Daughters of the Confederacy, R. Don McLeod Chapter will participate with the Sons of Confederate Veterans in a memorial service at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Confederate monument in Hudson Park in Crawfordville. After this service, the UDC will meet at 10 a.m. at the Wakulla County Public Library. Guest speaker for the meeting will be Kathy Schmidt, who will portray her great-grandmother and tell how the War Between the States affected her family. For more information, call Louise Thomas at 962-1945.Domestic violence counseling availableDomestic violence group counseling is held in Franklin County, in conjunction with Refuge House. For further information, call Carol Bareld, domestic violence advocate, at 653-3313. To celebrate National Volunteer Week, I want to recognize the group of almost 300 volunteer ombudsmen who give so much of their time and energy advocating for more than 160,000 Floridians living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family-care homes. Residents in long-term care facilities represent our friends and family members who often need an extra voice to ensure that their right to age with dignity, choice and autonomy is respected. Volunteer ombudsmen of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program seek to protect the health, safety, welfare and rights of Floridas most vulnerable population. During this week when we celebrate the work of all volunteers, the ombudsman program would like to specically honor the accomplishments of our committed volunteers. Last year, volunteer ombudsmen traveled a total of 365,412 miles across Floridas 67 counties and gave more than 70,000 service hours to meet with residents, conduct annual facility assessments, train facility staff and residents and investigate complaints, attempting to resolve any complaints to the residents satisfaction. Nine districtwide resident council meetings were hosted around the state by ombudsmen volunteers and staff, where residents from multiple area facilities gathered with their caregivers and family members to discuss issues, share ideas and encourage residents to understand and advocate for their rights. The Ombudsman Program is proud to boast in the work of its dedicated and passionate volunteers and we are always looking for more individuals to join our team. If you would like to work with us to better the lives of long-term care facility residents, call 888-831-0404 or visit www.ombudsman.myorida.com.Jim CrochetState Ombudsman Long-Term Care Ombudsman ProgramBeach Party Saturday night at Chillas HallThere was quite a gathering of friends and family at the Franklin County Senior Center last Saturday. We all got together to celebrate the life of our departed friend and neighbor, Ricky Murray. Please pray for Rickys eternal peace, and comfort and strength for his family. Hope to see you at the Lanark Boat Club this Saturday, April 21. Your monthly sugar fax will be ready from 9 a.m. to noon. A donation of $5 will be collected inside. Dont worry about the calories; you can work them off at The Beach Party this Saturday night at Chillas Hall. Greg K and Krew will be on hand to play for your dancing and listening pleasure. All you need is your favorite beverage, a snack or dish to share, a donation, and, oh yes, your main squeeze. Come join us, and wish the snowbirds a safe trip home. Doors open at 7 p.m. The fun starts when you come in the hall. Every Monday night is bingo night at the Franklin County Senior Center, 201 Ave. F, in Carrabelle. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Early bird is at 6 p.m. with regular bingo at 7 p.m. We have two $250 jackpots, along with the packets of seven regular games, and nal jackpot. You should come and join us. Snacks and soft drinks are available. Breakfast is served every Tuesday at the Franklin County Senior Center in Carrabelle. Serving begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 9 a.m. A donation is required. You can have lunch every Thursday at the Senior Center. Serving begins at noon. Your donation will get you started. Thanks to all our volunteers who make these events happen. Friday nights will nd us at the Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82, 2316 Oak St., right here in Lanark Village. You can enjoy a large hamburger and chips for only a $6 donation. Eat in or take out. Orders are taken after 5 p.m. Call to order take out at 697-9998. Enjoy! Every Sunday you can have your pizza and eat it too! Pizza at the Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82, is served from 5-7 p.m. You can choose pizza by the slice for $1 each, eat-in a whole pizza for $8 and take a whole one4 home for $10. Call the telephone number above to order. See you there. Kasey Spencer, a longtime bingo buddy of mine, called to bring me up-to-date on the bake and garage sale at the Lanark Village Community Church. It will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27-28. Fridays lunch will feature soup-to-go, Saturdays lunch will feature hot dogs, chips and beverage. Everyone is welcome. See ya there! Kasey also said the church is handicapaccessible, so everyone can come and worship. Sunday service is at 10:30 a.m. The church is at the corner of Spring and Oak streets, here in the village. Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and housebound and remember volunteers make it happen. Become one today! Until next time, God bless America, our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry. Parenting never is what you expect it to be. When you are carrying that sweet little child, you never can imagine having to scold him or put him in timeout. God knew what he was doing when he gave us those few dependent years with our children. The new parent has hopes and dreams their child will be successful by following the course the parent, knowing what is best for the child, has chosen for them. Eventually, their aspirations begin to fade when they realize their child has developed something known as self-will. Self-will drains the life from a parent who is convinced they can train and cultivate their precious angel into the mold that was predestined for them by the expectant parents. Now that our children are grown and we have six beautiful grandchildren, I love hearing my kids talk about what kind of parent they are going to be and what kind of kid their child is going to be. I smile and nod and say uh huh the same way my mom did to me when I was a new mom. Grandparents see the humor in childrearing, partly because they realize that the drama is temporary, mostly because they see the revenge being played out that they promised their own children. You wait til you have kids. They will be just like you! I would like to tell all of our readers how much I appreciate the kind words that have been extended to us in reference to our column. Scott and I thoroughly enjoy writing the articles and we hope that each of you have sensed the sincerity we feel about our younguns. We hope you have laughed, reminisced, and extracted some useful advice from stories we have shared in our columns. When people disclose situations they are enduring with their children, we can usually relate because of personal experiences and offer some words of encouragement. This shall also pass is one Scripture that parents denitely should cling too. Most of the time, they grow up and grow out of stages that you are sure will be the death of you. Take time to enjoy your children. Kids value your time more than your money. Try to stay connected with them through the years when most teenagers pull away from their parents. If you can maintain a relationship with them during this transition, you will be less likely to lose them to things that may destroy their life. Before you can blink your eyes, they will be grown and the memories of their misbehavior will be stories told and laughed about over turkey at Thanksgiving dinner. We welcome all suggestions and hope you enjoy this weekly column. Please send all emails to Scott Shiver at frontline247@mac. com Rodney Thomas Tucker, of Eastpoint, died unexpectedly on Friday, April 13, 2012, at St. James Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Sept. 12, 1951, he was the son of Wynette and L.J. Tucker, of Eastpoint. He is survived by his mother; and niece, Nicole Tucker, of Lakeland. He was preceded in death by father; his brother, Lynn Tucker; and his grandparents, Wyatt and Ella Fair Hall, of Apalachicola, and Lawton and Annie Mae Tucker, of Eastpoint. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, April 16, at Kelley Funeral Home in Apalachicola. Memorialization by cremation.Rodney Thomas TuckerMarilyn Gail Lolley was born July 20, 1948, in Tampa. She went to sleep on Earth and woke up in Heaven early Thursday morning, April 12, 2012, and joined beloved family and friends who had preceded her over the course of her 63 years. She is survived her husband, Jerry Lolley; her three sons, David and wife, Eve Finney, Scotty and wife, Hannah Lolley, Kevin and wife, Alanna Lolley; two daughters, April and husband, George Vogel Jr., and Michelle Loker; ve grandchildren; one brother, Walter Carr; four sisters, Kathern, Virginia, Linda and Marybeth and husband, Joe Hamilton; numerous nieces and nephews; and extended family, George Sr. and wife, Patty Vogel, Greg and wife, Lynn Martina, and John and wife, Ouida Sack. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marilyn and Paul Tillman and Charles and Barbara Roberts; one brother, James Butch Roberts; and one sister, Jenny. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, April 14, at Eastpoint Church of God with Scotty Lolley and George Vogel Sr. ofciating. Interment to follow at Eastpoint Cemetery. Those wishing to extend a word of condolence may do so at www.heritagefhllc. com. Heritage Funeral Home, Panama City, is in charge of arrangements. MArRILYN GAIL L LOLLEYMarilyn Gail LLolley1948 2012 Obituaries LLANArRK NEWsSJim Welsh Faith brBRIEFsSGrandparents see things new parents miss YYOUthTH MAtt TTErsRSScott and Pamela Shiver Card of THANKANKSLong-Term care ombudsman recognized

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They take many of the same lures that kings like, though they usually are found nearer the beaches and piers. Below, large king mackerel are not the exception, though this is a nice one. MACKEREL 2 WA Y SBoth species of macks come to Panhandle earlyBy FRANK SARGEANTSpecial to Florida Freedom Newspapers franksargeant@charter.net Except for the paint job and the size, youd have a hard time telling Spanish mackerel from their larger cousins, the king mackerel. They look alike and act alike, and both are fast as greased lightning. Both also have arrived in Panhandle area waters early this year thanks to the incredibly warm winter and will provide action through mid-October. Heres a look at how to go about tangling with these toothy speedsters.FIT FOR A KINGKings generally travel schooled by size. The snakes of 7 to 12 pounds swarm together in the largest masses, usually around reef lines or directly around the largest bait sh schools. It is the migration of the bait that brings the annual migration of the game sh thread ns and Spanish sardines are their primary targets. Sometimes these guys are only 1 or 2 miles off the beaches. The larger kings, 15 pounds and on up to the maximum size of 40 and even 50 pounds, more often are found around wrecks and offshore ledges, though a few jumbos also prowl the outfall of the major passes. They home in on larger baits, blue runners, cigar minnows, lady sh, even young Spanish and blue sh. The smaller kings usually are easy pickings, easily located because there often is a eet of boats trolling around the larger schools. If you can get out there on a calm day in your 17-foot center console, you can catch them. Just join the trolling circle, put out a 5to 6-inch chrome single-hook spoon like the Drone on a downrigger or No. 2 planer, and you soon will be in business. Remember to stay in the trolling pattern. Dont drive your boat through the bait sh, or you will ruin the action for everybody and get a well-deserved cussing from the charterboat skippers for doing so. Bigger kings can be more of a challenge. Most of the largest are caught by slow-trolling large live baits, with blue runners a favorite for their durability. Foot-long lady sh, mullet and other inshore species also attract big bites at times. Most anglers use stinger rigs on these big baits; a dangling treble, size 6 in triple-x strong, is trailed back the side of the bait on a No. 6 wire and sometimes a couple of trebles are used on larger baits. These extra hooks prevent kings from chopping off the tail of the bait as they often do without getting hooked. Kings are not dif cult to handle after the rst run. But that rst run of a really big one can clean a spool in seconds, so reels capable of handling plenty of line are a must. Most anglers like at least 300 yards on the spool tests of 20 to 25 are common in spinning gear, 30 to 40 in conventional. Keep your drag light, even with heavy tests. SPANISH SURPRISEAlthough Spanish mackerel never reach the maximum size of kings, it has become fairly common in recent years to catch them up to 7 pounds, unheard of 20 years ago when heavy commercial harvest made it rare for a Spanish every to reach its third birthday. These days there are plenty of 5-year-old sh out there, and they run and ght just like the king sh. Spanish are great sh for kids and inexperienced anglers because they seem almost eager to take the hook at times, and if the rst one misses the second or third does not. Spanish average around 2 to 3 pounds so heavy gear is de nitely not called for. A 7-foot medium action spinning rod, 2500-sized reel and a spool of 10-pound test micro ber is the ticket, allowing the sh to show their stuff and yet with enough capacity to handle the occasional 6 to 7 pounder. Again, pier tackle needs to be signi cantly heavier to ease control of the sh from the span, but even here be sure to set your drag light to avoid pull-outs. Though Spanish have sharp teeth, they also have sharp eyes. You can catch them on live baits with No. 2 wire, but you will get a lot more hits on arti cials if you go to clear uorocarbon or hard mono in 25 to 30 pound test. Tie to the micro ber with a double uni-knot. Avoid snaps and swivels because macks sometimes home in on them, apparently thinking they are extra tiny glass minnows, and will cut you off.FROM HOOKING TO COOKINGBoth kings and Spanish are good on the table with proper preparation. They have a more shy taste than some species. But get them on ice immediately when caught and cook them without freezing, and they can make excellent eating. Fillet, skin and remove the red line and you have gotten rid of most of that shy taste the remaining llets are good grilled, baked or broiled or in an Italian tomato and parmesan casserole, among many other recipes.SIZE AND BAG LIMITSThe limit on Spanish is a generous 15 sh daily, minimum size 12 inches to the fork. Note that small king sh look very much like Spanish, but the limit on kings is two daily, 24 inches to the fork; you can differentiate the species because the Spanish has a black dorsal n, while the king dorsal is blue-gray. Email outdoors news to timesoutdoors @star .com Page 10 OUTDOORSwww.apalachtimes.comSection Section A Freshwater Saltwater SPONSORED BY Inshore shing in St. Joe Bay continues to be great. April has been a good month so far for species such as trout, ounder and red sh. Good reports are coming in from the head of the bay and around Blacks island. Pompano can be found at the St. Joe State park area and a few king sh have moved into tyhe bay as well. Offshore action has slowed up a little with the winds and cobia are still elusive this week again. Strong winds kept most anglers off the water this past weekend and this week as well. Lake Wimico and Depot Creek should be a good shelter from the winds this week. The I.C.W. has been reporting stripped bass and a few hybrid bass over the past few weeks. Buck Grif ng Park pond has had good largemouth bass action latelty if you dont have a boat. LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesLance leaf coreopsis bloomingRight now there is lance leaf coreopsis blooming everywhere along the Panhandle. Lance leaf coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata) is a cheery little member of the aster family. It is also known as tickseed and sand coreopsis. The plant forms small clumps that can grow into sizeable colonies. The plant grows to a height of 10 to 18 inches. While the plant is perennial, meaning it returns each year from rootstock, it can also be easily propagated from seed. Plants started from seed bloom the second year. Seed is commercially available from many sources. This North American native is one of the most reliable wild owers for garden cultivation, with a long period of bloom in spring and early summer. It grows in full sun or part shade and is drought tolerant. It has few diseases or insect pests. Pioneers used seeds from the plant stuffed in pillows and mattresses to help repel insects. It is a favorite food of gold nches and other seed eating birds. Coreopsis is Floridas state wild ower, but there are several other species found here. BUDS N BUGS

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By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The Franklin County Seahawks varsity baseball team split two home games this past week, falling 6-1 to Aucilla Christian in seven innings April 3, and then slamming West Gadsden 17-0 April 13 at senior night. Second baseman Logan McLeod went 1-for-2, doing his best to jumpstart the offense for the Seahawks against Aucilla, reaching base two times. He also drove in one runner. He singled in the seventh inning. In the bottom of the second, trailing 2-0, Skyler Hutchinson walked and stole second, and then advanced to third on a James Newell base hit. Consecutive walked to Colton Sheridan and McLeod, led to a Hutchinson score, but then three straight in eld outs ended the Seahawks scoring chances. Hutchinson pitched all seven innings, striking out three, walking one while giving up six runs on nine hits. Against West Gadsden Friday, the Seahawks romped to an easy win behind the pitching of senior Zach Armistead, who struck out the opponents with abandon. He was eventually relieved on the mound by senior Chance Buffkin, who had his rst opportunity to hurl the rawhide since middle school. The game lasted the minimum four innings, and every player had a hit, with most of them scoring at least once. Franklin County, 3-9 in district play and seeded sixth, opens the post-season Monday at 4 p.m. in Bozeman, where they square off against third-seeded South Walton (7-5). Winner of that game plays at 4 p.m. Tuesday against the winner of the dual between second-seeded Liberty County (9-3) and seventh seeded West Gadsden (0-12). The top seed in the district is Bozeman (11-1) with Port St. Joe (6-6) the fourth seed and Blountstown (6-6) the fth seed. Franklin County falls to Aucilla 6-1Seahawks wallop West GadsdenBy KELLI MAGGIOThe Seahawk track team enjoyed a positive Spring Season, having participated in ve regular season matches and the district meet. The team was well balanced and included 10 girls and 10 boys. Many of the members were new, but were able to make quick impacts and personal records in their various events. The most recent track success was at this past weeks district meet, where the Seahawks were able to qualify three members to the regional meet, which will take place Friday in Jacksonville at Bishop Snyder High School. Representing the boys team is junior Elton Olvera, who nished fourth in the mile with a time of 5:19. The girls have two representatives in sophomores Adrianna Reeder and Brooke Pittman. Reeder quali ed with a second place nish in the 100 hurdles (19.9), and the 300 hurdles (1:01). Teammate Brooke Pittman also quali ed with a fourth place nish in the 300 hurdles. (1:09). Other team members who were impressive were sophomore Jessica Shields, who competed in the 100m dash and had a personal best this year (13.5). She also competed in the 200m dash. Sophomore Deborah Dempsey competed in the 400 and the 800m run, while freshman Morgan Martin also competed in the 100 and 200m dash for the Seahawks. On the boys side, sophomore Stefan Devaughn competed in the 300 hurdles and the 100m dash. Eighth grader Bryce Tobin nished the year with a personal record in the mile run (6:00). He also competed in the 800m run and the 300 hurdles. Up and coming runners in the distance races are freshman Chandler White and sixth grader Matthew Turner who both competed in the mile run throughout the season. Another promising newcomer was sophomore Lenny Ward who competed on the shotput at every meet and set new personal records. I was pleased with the effort and enthusiasm these kids brought to practice and their willingness to compete when the outcomes are uncertain, Maggio said. Its easy to compete if you know you are going to win every time, but its more challenging when the outcomes are uncertain. Kelli Maggio is the coach of the Franklin County High School track team. MATCHING DEALER REBATE TotalRebate $400st. joe rent-all706E. 1st Street Port St. Joe (850) 227-2112 NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT WIND SPEED MAPS AND 2010 FLORIDA BUILDING CODE BY REFERENCEThe Board of County Commissioners of Franklin County, Florida proposes to adopt the following wind speed maps by ordinance and the 2010 Florida Building Code by reference: Wind speed map (gure 1609A), describing location of 130 mph line across Franklin County, Florida. Wind speed map (gure 1609B), describing location of 140 mph line across Franklin County, Florida. Wind speed map (gure 1609C), describing location of 120 mph line across Franklin County, Florida, and A public hearing on the proposed maps will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Franklin County Courthouse Annex in Apalachicola, Florida. The maps and code are available for inspection in the Franklin County Building Department, 34 Forbes Street, Suite 1, Apalachicola during normal business hours. For more information, call the Franklin County Building Department at (850) 653-9783, ext 156. Persons wishing to comment may do so in person at the public hearing or in writing to the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. Transactions of this public hearing will not be recorded. Persons who wish to appeal any action resulting from this hearing should make the necessary arrangements to assure that a verbatim record is made, including testimony and evidence, if any, upon which the appeal is to be based. Thursday, April 19, 2012CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA SP O RTS www.apalachtimes.com APage 11Section3 Seahawks head to regional meet FRANKLIN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL JV SOFTBALL TEAMJunior varsity softball team, back row from left: Robyn Segree, Marlyn Lee, Myranda McLeod, Adrianna Butler and Ashley Carroll. Front row: Lacey Hutchins, Taryn Martin, Bre Barrack, Kimmie Boone.SPECIAL TO THE TIMES DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesShortstop Austin Larkin makes a play to rst.PHOTOS COURTESY FCHS ATHLETIC DEPARTMENTRepresenting the Seahawks at regionals are Adrianna Reeder, left, and Brooke Pittman. Below, Elton Olvera will represent the boys.

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See emeraldcoastjobs.com to nd a job at the intersection of both.Wouldnt you like a job that ful lls you both professionally and personally? With Monsters new ltering tools, you can quickly hone in on the job thats right for you. So visit emeraldcoastjobs.com and nd a job that makes everybody happy. Medical/HealthKennel Tech Part TimeApalachicola Bay Animal Clinic is hiring a part time kennel technician. We are seeking a responsible, reliable, organized individual to help care for our clients pets in their home away from home. Our animal clinic provides medical services and care for cats and dogs. The kennel tech is responsible for the care and maintenance of the kennel and its guests. Duties include, but are not limited to: walking dogs, feeding & watering pets, medicating pets, bathing pets, cleaning cages & runs, and maintaining the overall cleanliness of all kennel areas, clinic, and grounds. This is a part time position which requires you to work every other weekend. Weekday hours are in the late afternoon and early evening. Skills Required: -Must be able to handle cats and dogs of all sizes -Professional and positive attitude -Outgoing personality -Reliable transportation -Must be self-motivated and comfortable working alone sometimes -Perform closing duties -Must be comfortable with cleaning (including pet waste) -Attention to detail -desire to be part of a dynamic team of professionals Please send letter of interest and resume to: abacjob@ yahoo.com 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: 8 Airport Rd. Off of Hwy 98. Look for the signs. Thursday -Sunday 8:00 a.m. -?Moving SaleToo much to list! Mexico Beach 42 St, Saturday 4/21, 9 Eastern, 8 CentralHUGE SALE3 Families, designer prom dresses, antiques, nautical, bar & stools, bed, tables, wicker, etc. Text FL05828 to 56564 Sweatmore Strawberry RanchOPEN MAR 22nd 8AM Weather Permitting Mon-Sat 8am-7pm Sunday 8am-5pm 850-722-4819 Dachshund/ Terrier Mix2 Boys & 2 GirlsReady NowMom and Dad on Premises$100850-896-0301 Leave A Message 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. 86962T NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Seineyard at Summer Camp located at 108 Seapine Drive Box 3, in the County of Franklin, in the City of St. Teresa, Florida 32358 intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Crawfordville, Florida, this 10th day of April, 2012. Frances Casey Lowe (registered agent) April 19, 2012 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 86941T NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic located at 187 Highway 98 West, in the County of FRANKLIN, in the City of Eastpoint, Florida, 32328 intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Apalachicola, Florida, this 10th day of April, 2012. Hobson F. Fulmer April 19, 2012 86594T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA 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 The Key to Savings Start here in Classifieds. The Market PlaceST. GEORGE ISLANDWe need a few great outgoing, happy people to work this summer.Must be able to start immediately. You must have own transportation, able to work weekends, & holidays (Days or Evenings) NOW HIRING Cashiers, Stock, & Meat CounterIf all this sounds like you and you are responsible and have no drama in your life call Carol at 850-653-5296CLASSIFIEDSThursday, April 19, 2012 The Times | A12

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 The Times | A13 The News Herald offers a competitive bene t package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) plan, vacation and sick leave, and six paid holidays per year. (Part-time positions have 401(k) plan options). ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVESThe News Herald and the News Herald.com continue to expand. We are looking for highly motivated, energetic sales people. This is a unique opportunity to help build sales revenues and be a leading part of a progressive advertising sales team. The Sales Executive will be required to make sales calls, train and offer guidelines regarding pricing and packaging of all digital products and services. The ideal candidate must be a leader and have an innovative approach to client development and an understanding of how companies are using the internet to market their business. You must have a drive to win and a passion for consultative media sales. Available Positions: Territory Sales: The News Herald The Washington County News / The Holmes County Times Digital Sales RepresentativeRequired Skills Highly motivated and results driven Creative, conceptual and strategic thinker Professional and positive manner when working with clients and others Superior knowledge of Microsoft Of ce (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) Outstanding record of achievement in current/past positions Superior professionalism, discretion, and judgment Strong work ethic and capacity to thrive in a team environment Effective time management and organization skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills Keen attention to detail Required Experience To be considered, you must have at least 3 years of sales experience, including 1-3 successful years in the area of outside sales and/or online media including internet ad sales. The candidate must be highly analytical with meticulous attention to detail.SALES/RETENTION CLERK The News Herald is accepting applications for entry-level part-time Retention Representatives. Applicants must possess: *The ability to communicate effectively by phone *A general knowledge of computers and data entry *General math skills *Ability to make customer service the number 1 priority. *Able to work a exible schedule, hours will be app. 3 p.m. 8:30 p.m. *Saturday work required *Position pays hourly rate plus commission on salesApplications taken at 501 W. 11th Street, Or apply online at www.emeraldcoast.com/employ_app Or email resume to gsullivan@ afreedom.com Interviews to be scheduled at a later date. No phone calls. EOE Background check and drug screen required.CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVEThe News Herald is accepting applications for entry-level part-time customer service/sales representatives in our circulation call center covering two daily papers.Applicant must possess: *Ability to make customer service the number 1 priority. *The ability to communicate effectively by phone. *The ability to close a sale. *A general knowledge of computers and data entry *General math skills *Able to work a exible schedule including weekends. *Position pays hourly rate plus commission on sales/saves. *Customer service call center experience a plus.Apply online at www.emeraldcoast.com/employ_app or email resume to gsullivan@ afreedom.com Interviews will be scheduled at a later date. No phone calls. EOE Candidate hired depending background check and pre-employment drug screen.Come by The News Herald at 501 W. 11th Street for an application or send a resume to resumes@ afreedom.com.Freedom Florida is a Drug-free workplace, EOETO APPLY: The News HeraldCareers KENNEL HELP WANTEDPart time kennel attendant needed for busy animal clinic. Must be willing to work weekends and evenings. Must be gentle with animals, hard working and dependable. Please call Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic at 850-670-8306. 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comwww. rst tness.com/carrabellePROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALSRENTALS3 BR 2BA, UNFURNISHED HOUSE Beautiful Bay View .........................................$800 2 BR MOBILE HOME UNFURNISHED Country, Private ..............................................$600 1 BR FURNISHED CONDO Nice, Includes Utilities.....................................$910 1 BR RIVER CONDO, BOAT SLIP 3 Night Minimum ..........................$105 Plus Daily 3 BR 1 BA, FURNISHED HOUSE Monthly Rate, Carrabelle ................................$850 1 BR 1BA, UNFURNISHED APT Lanark, Remodeled, Inc Water .......................$475 2 BR 1BA UNFURNISHED APT Lanark ............................................................$450 1 BR, SUN ROOM/DAY BED Furnished, Lanark, Inc Utilities ......................$650 OFFICE SPACE Hwy 98 Frontage, Carrabelle .....$550 Plus Utilities 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 Furnished Loft Apt, in historic district. Cbl/wtr incl 1100sf high ceilings, Private entrance and deck. No smkg/ pets. $750 mo. + $750 dep. 850-653-3838 Heritage Villas and Southern Villas of Apalachicola ApartmentsAccepting applications for 1, 2, & 3 br HC & non-HC accessible units. Some rental assistance may be available. HUD vouchers accepted. Call 850-653-9277. TDD/TTY 711. This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. Lanark Village: Clean 2 bedroom, 1 bath, screened porch, AC, Long term lease: 7 months min. $500 monthly + $350. security deposit, references required or wkly & wknd rental w/deposit Pets-will consider. Non smoking. 850-212-2063 Text FL03912 to 56654 St. George Island $160 week, Electric, Satellite, Garbage incl. Pool tble. 12 X 65 deck w/Beautiful view 850-653-5114 St. George Island 2Br, 1Ba, Ground floor, Satellite. 12 x 50 Deck. Only $250 per week. Call: 850-653-5114 1 BRCottageH/AC in Apalachicola, FL. 850-643-7740. Apalachicola3 br, 2 ba house for rent, CH&A, W/D, Dish Washer, $800 First and Last. Brenda 850-227-5380; Gilbert 201-895-4255 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 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 $33,500 5 Acres near Crystal Lake on Amos Hayes Rd, property has well septic and power pole. Current survey is available. About 1.5 acres of the property is cleared. 850-271-5761 and leave a message. Appl. Airport: 1995 Cavalier 16x80 Mobile home, zone 3. 3 bed, 2 bath $10,000 obo. Call: 850-653-2222 Harley Davidson Sportster1200 Custom, 2002. 13,000 miles, Well kept, $5,500 firm. Call: (850) 323-0451 1 bedroom, Apalachicola, quiet, 2 blks from boat ramp, screen porch, AC, pet OK, $600 month + first, last & dep. 850-697-5000 Text FL05823 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 Publishers NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Food Svs/Hospitality The Port Inn is now accepting applicationsPT Desk Service Agent BartenderWeekends and holidays are required. Dependability is a must! If you have an eye for detail and a passion for service, we want you! Please apply in person at the address below: Make beds, make friends, make money! Inquire about benefits package. EOE, DFWP The Port Inn 501 Monument Ave, PSJ 32456 Medical/HealthCaring Peopleand CNAs needed. Join a team of people who make a difference in the lives of the elderly. Provide non medical companionship, in home help & personal care for the elderly. Must be flexible. PT leading to FT-positions available in Apalachicola, Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe areas.Home Instead Senior CareCall Mon-Thur 9-3pm 850-640-1223 or toll free 1-866-301-1919 Web ID#: 34204310 Text FL04310 to 56654 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 Administrative/ClericalAdministrative Support AssistantFSU Coastal & Marine LaboratorySt. Teresa, FL To apply, go to www.jobs.fsu.edu reference job ID 34056 Web ID#: 34205911 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 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020

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Brown Street John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.comMLS#245990$15,000 EastpointLAKES ON THE BLUFF FORECLOSUREGated subdivision off North Bayshore Drive, ideal location for a secluded home in this new subdivision with community pool, wooded lot with mature native vegetation, lot is irregular shaped, .46 of an acre, Bank owned. Listing agent Michael Billings 653-8868 GET YOUR AD IN CALL TODAY! Laban Bontrager, DMD Monica Bontrager, DMD 12761 Pea Ridge Road Bristol, Florida 32321TELEPHONE (850) 643-5417 Bristol Dental ClinicDENTURE LAB ON PREMISESSame Day Service on Repairs and Relines Don Lively General Contractors LICENSED ANDINSURED 20 YEARSEXPERIENCE P.O. Box 439 Carrabelle, FL 32322 697-2783 or Mobile 566-2603RC0066499RG0065255 Carrabelle Visa, Discover, and American Express Honored at Participating Ace Stores JACKSONS Building Supplies & Auto Repair Carrabelle 697-3333 We Deliver AnywhereHardware and Paint Center Electrical & Finish Carpentry850-229-6751850-227-5666Michael & Anthony TonyPoloronis&Sons,Inc. JOES LAWN CARE FULL LAWN MAINTENANCE AND TREE TRIMMING WITH REMOVAL OF ALL DEBRIS AND JUNKNEW CUSTOMERS 10% DISCOUNTFROM YOUR PREVIOUS LAWN CARE PROVIDER WITH STATEMENT OF THE COST FIRST CUT FREEWITH VERBAL COMMITMENT TO AT LEAST 12 MONTHS OF SERVICE.PLEASECALL JOE @ 850-323-0741 J.J.s Tree Service, LLC Stump Grinder Licensed & Insured Call John : (850) 899-8432 ROBERTS APPLIANCE REPAIR ALL MAJOR BRANDS 18 Shadow Lane Apalachicola, FL 32320 Phone: (850) 653-8122 Cell: (850) 653-7654 Trades & Services amassed 26 days of credit over the roughly seven-week period. Kelley, 34, has an even more accommodating schedule with his Gulf County jail time. He is able to go behind bars only on the weekends, an arrangement that came with some concern from Michael Hammond, warden of the Gulf County Jail, when he approved it. He called or his father called, before sentencing, before Christmas, and I told him he could, Hammond said. We told him it would be ne with us, but it had to be approved through probation. They didnt care, so we didnt care. When Dempsey sentenced Kelley on Oct. 10, 2011, she did not stipulate that he had to complete 6 months of jail time, as she did in Martins case. Hammond said his reservations with the weekend arrangement came because Kelley will end up doing about 3 years worth of weekends to meet his oneyear sentence. Its not that uncommon for folks to do weekends, but it is uncommon to do a year of weekends, Hammond said, noting that Kelley is responsible for covering his own medical costs. That is an extremely long time, but its not unprecedented. If it were me, God forbid, you want to get it over with. Threeand-a-half years is a long time for weekends. Hes going to be on paper for a long time. Both Kelley and Martin also received 15 years probation on their conviction of one charge of grand theft, part of a deal worked out between defense attorneys and Assistant State Attorney Robin Myers that had the state dismissing 42 other grand theft charges. The charges were in connection with a 2007 and 2008 scheme that relied on fraudulent invoicing by Martins company, Purity Temporary Employment and Martin Security. Both men also are responsible for making sure roughly $930,000 is paid back to the state through restitution. Because they have signed restitution agreements that hold them jointly and severally liable, each man is responsible for ensuring the entire restitution amount is repaid, regardless of the proportion each contributes. According to Franklin County court records, Kelley, who together with his father returned $134,000 in cash to his employer, Peter Brown Construction, nearly three years ago when he was rst arrested, has begun making restitution payments to the state. Since December, Kelley has made three payments of $72.12 each and one of $60. If Martin meets the $300 per month amount in the restitution agreement and ends up paying one-half of the $930,000 total, he would be making payments for the next 129 years. Martins attorney said last week he is hammering out the speci c terms of his clients restitution agreement so that it mirrors the one given Kelley. A third defendant in the case, Kelleys former wife, Lane Nicole Wood, 29, pleaded no contest in October to three counts of grand theft in connection with the scheme. Dempsey sentenced her to 6 months in jail and 15 years probation. Wood entered the Franklin County jail on Nov. 10, 2011, and did consecutive days of incarceration until her release Jan. 25, 2012, according to jail of cials. As a trustee, she was eligible for up to 15 days a month in gain time, which further reduced her sentence. On Feb. 13, Wood was granted a restitution agreement beginning March 1, 2012, that calls for her to repay nearly $66,715 at a rate of $50 per month. At that rate, it would take her 111 years to repay the full amount. would be able to vote in any race that has candidates from only one political party. The following is a statement issued by the candidate: Ida Cooper Elliott has led her intent to seek re-election for Franklin County Supervisor of Elections. Ida began her service to Franklin County voters at the mere age of 19. Throughout her 32-year career, Ida has learned rsthand how to run the election of ce ef ciently and effectively. Serving as assistant supervisor for over 29 years gave her the con dence and knowledge to take the reins as supervisor. Since Ida has been in of ce, she has obtained her state certi cation with the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections. Ida has served as chairwoman of the FSASE Scholarship committee for the past two years, helping college undergraduates further their education, and a member of the communications and publications committee. She was also the leader for the small to medium counties in reaching an agreement with election equipment providers to secure updated ADA voting equipment in a more cost-effective and timely manner well ahead of the 2016 mandated deadline. Ida has made several changes within the election of ce, including but not limited to a brand new website that allows voters to make changes, request absentee ballots, view live registration numbers as well as election results. She has successfully conducted nine elections since taking of ce in January 2009. Ida is a lifelong resident of Apalachicola and loves calling Franklin County her home. She has been married to her husband, Mark, for more than 30 years. They have two daughters, Miranda, a Florida State University graduate married to Tim Ard; and Samantha a Flagler University graduate. They have two grandchildren, Taylor and Riley Kate Ard. Ida wants the citizens of Franklin County to know that she is honored to serve as their Supervisor of Elections and that her door is always open and she and her staff are always ready to help. Please do not hesitate to call or come by for any questions, comments or concerns. SENTENCES from page A1 ELLIOTT from page A1