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Title: The Apalachicola times
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: H.W. Johnston
Place of Publication: Apalachicola Fla
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Publication Date: 05-03-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1885.
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xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx Thursday, May 3, 2012 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM VOL. 127 ISSUE 1 Phone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8036 Circulation: 800-345-8688 Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . . A6 Faith . . . . . . . A7 Outdoors . . . . . A8 Tide Chart . . . . . A8 Sports . . . . . . A9 Classi eds . . . A10-A11 DEADLINES FOR NEXT WEEK: School News & Society: 11 a.m. Friday Real Estate Ads: 11 a.m. Thursday Legal Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Display Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Line Ads: 5 p.m. Monday xxxxx Contact Us xxxxx Out to see Index CHS alumni pride, A2 By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com Operations at the Apalachicola Regional Airport have ground to a halt. At their Tuesday morning meeting, county commissioners learned the telephone at the airport had been disconnected. The website for the Federal Aviation Authority now states that no fuel or other services are available there. Several private citizens appeared at the meeting to comment on the situation. With no fuel and no services, we are wiped off the map, said realtor Kathy Robinson. We have a hangar out there and I dont know who to pay rent to. The countys 20-year contract with Bill Ruic, the former xed base operator (FBO), expired in February, but the county extended three more months. Ruic is president of the Apalachicola international Airport Center. Ted Mosteller, chairman of the airport advisory board, said the airport ran out off fuel about two weeks ago and Ruic did not order more. Ruic and his wife Pat, who lived in a mobile home at the airport, have sold it and now live inside the FBO hangar. Mosteller said that until Ruics lease runs out on Friday, May 4, the airport cant take action to bring fuel to the airport. Ruic said Tuesday afternoon that air traf c has been affected by the lack of fuel, and he has received telephone calls constantly from pilots impacted by the situation. Also in February, commissioners voted to enter negotiations with Fly High of Lexington, N.C., to assume the duties of FBO. At Tuesdays meeting, County Attorney Michael Shuler said negotiations with Fly High have stalled after he presented them with an amended contract last week. Service stalls at regional airport KATHY ROBINSON GARY SETTLE CHUCK MARKS RUSSELL CROFTON See AIRPORT A5 Special to the Times Pamela Shiver has led her letter of intent to seek election to the of ce of District 5 school board member. Shiver, 41, of 64 Brian St., in Eastpoint, has led as no party af liation, since the seat is non-partisan. 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 would then appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot, provided she of cially quali es during the June 4-8 qualifying period. The following is a statement issued by the candidate: My name is Pamela Watson Shiver, and I have been married to my best friend, Scott Shiver, for 19 years. Between the two of us, we have ve children: Brandon Shiver, Nicole Shiver, A.J. Doll, Lindsey Doll and Natasha Shiver, foster son, Kruiz Dickerson, and six grandchildren. We have enjoyed raising our children in the same great community as my maternal greatgrandmother (Ola Shiver), Pam Shiver to run for school board PAM SHIVER See SHIVER A5 By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The 20th annual Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour this Saturday is both like and unlike its predecessors. As in years past, this years theme, A Passion for Preservation, will spotlight the citys historic century-old homes, with hundreds of visitors taking a walking tour of a dozen of the nest examples of what homeowners are capable of, with vision, resources and taste. Again there will be a lunch prepared by the ladies of Trinity Episcopal Church, whose aging structure, oated down from New York in 1839, is the bene ciary of restoration funds raised on the tour. And once again there will be a sealed bid auction, offering more than 50 unusual items that include a sublime 50-year-old movie poster from Elvis Presleys Roustabout, an exquisite 47-yearold Raggedy Ann doll in near perfect condition, a display of two mirrors from the oldest barber shop in town, and an entertaining 12-DVD collection from Johnny Carsons Tonight Show. Unique this year is the day-long guided tour Friday focusing on the varied architectural styles that mark Apalachicolas remarkable record of historical preservation. 20th anniversary features all-day symposium Tour of Homes expands By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com A hot afternoon, a new stage, dueling pirates strolling down Marine Street, and a nice array of vendors and volunteers all spelled success for last weekends 22nd annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival. We were packed at capacity in our current layout, said Steve Allen, coordinator of the festival on behalf of Carrabelle Cares. We had over 120 registrations and after some of those cancelled, with all the non-pro ts and groups and attractions, we had at least 90. The festival was the picture of order and coordination, topped-off with a healthy dose of brilliant, even hot, spring weather. The Saturday afternoon crowd grew to a solid size, but Sunday proved to be far less robust, which was not unexpected. Sunday has always been dead, but we had as good as any Sunday weve ever had, Allen said. We had a bigger audience this year from outof-town than we did from locals. New this year was a permanent addition to the festival and the community, a stage built by Allen and his crew. Sunshine reigns over Carrabelle festival Down by the Down by the Down by the Down by the Down by the riverfront Photos by DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times The Pirates of the Carrabellian duel along Marine Street. At top Josh Childs, as the Sea Tramp Groom, smooches Ashlyn Mitchell, as the Bayside Bride. LANE AUTREY | Special to the Times The home of Olivier Monod, at 79 Ave. G. See RIVERFRONT A10 See HOMES A5 Spring Ghost Walk to be Saturday From 7-9 p.m. Saturday, May 5, the Apalachicola Area Historical Society will stage a ghost walk at the Chestnut Street Cemetery, between Sixth and Eighth streets on U.S. 98. Members of the historical society don costumes and take on the personas of past residents. $5 admission. Scout Regatta Saturday on island At 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, come to the Scout Regatta at the new county park on West Bayshore Drive near Ninth Street on St. George Island. Sponsored by the Franklin County Scout Troop and the St. George Island Yacht Club to bene t the scout sailing program. Everyone is invited. Low country boil and awards banquet at the park at 5:30 p.m. Donations accepted. For information, call Larry Hale 653-5818. Cinco de Mayo bene t Saturday This Saturday, May 5, come to the Cinco de Mayo bene t at Sometimes Its Hotter Seasoning Company, 112 E. Gulf Beach Drive on St. George Island, starting at 4:30 p.m. This bene ts the Franklin County Humane Society, and includes silent art auction, live music and esta foods. Margaritas, sangria, beer and wine available. For more information, call 9275039. Plein Air Paint-out begins today More than 20 nationally acclaimed artists are gathering on the Forgotten Coast to participate in the 7th annual Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational, Americas Great PaintOut, May 3-13. Events include Quickdraw event, Carrabelle, at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5.; Full Moon Paint, Apalachicola, 8-10 p.m. For list of events www.pleinair .com or call 800-378-8419.

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Local A2 | The Times Thursday, May 3, 2012 ST. GEORGE ISLAND Gulf view. 4BR/4BA close to center of island and convenient to center attractive kitchen. Lots of storage and lovely native landscaping. MLS# 245752.................$399,000 Travis Stanley 850.653.6477 Grayson Shepard 850.653.6718 GULF VIEW St. George Island just half a block to the beach! 3 BR/2 BA, classic beach cottage with great decks, loft, widows walk. Right on beach access, popular rental! MLS#245466.................$299,000 BEACHFRONT TOWNHOME St. George Island. Beachfront 2BA/2.5BA townhome unit in 300 Ocean Mile. Enjoy the beachview from your front balconies! New roof, central air, paint, carpet, oven. Not on the rental market, low maintenance beach front living! MLS# 245710...............$375,000 GULF VIEW BEACHFRONT TOWNHOME Leon Teat 850.653.5656 Sandy Mitchem 850.899.8300 B EACHFRONT C ONDO St. George Island 2BR/2BA with two balconies in Villas of St. George. Established rental history! Community pool, beach boardwalk, 2 blocks to lighthouse! MLS# 246110..............$319,500 B EACHFRONT C ONDO G REATER AP ALACHICOLA Enjoy quiet country living on 3.75 acres. Lovely custom built 3BR/2.5 BA home with many upgrades Jacuzzi, deck, large walk in closet. 1600 sq.ft. outbuilding on concrete pad. MLS#244666..............$255,000 G G REATER AP ALACHICOLA AP ALACHICOLA AP NEW LOW PRICE! G ULF V IEW SGI PLANTATION Charming 5BR/3BA cypress home with Anderson doors/windows. Completely renovated in 2006 w/ granite countertops, new appliances/lighting/elevator! MLS# 240897...............$475,000 G ULF V ULF V ULF IEW SGI IEW SGI IEW PLANTATION NEW LOW PRICE! FREE DIABETES EDUCATION CLASSES TO BE HELD EACH WEEK BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012 TWO LOCATIONS, TWO TIMES! C LASSES TAU G HT B Y ER ICA C ESKA R E G ISTERE D DIETICIAN EVE RY ONE WELCOME! EVERYONE WELCOME! 10:00 AM WEEMS MEDICAL CENTER EAST 110 NE 5TH ST CARRABELLE 697-2345 5:00 PM WEEMS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 135 AVENUE G APALACHICOLA 653-8853 X101 Smart Lenses SM Can produce clear vision without glasses, at all distances "Freedom from Eye Glasses, Now a reality for many." NO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payments has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed by payment or any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. www.mulliseye.com "WE WELCOME NE W PATIE N TS, C ALL T ODAY FOR YOUR P RIORITY APP OI N TME N T" FOR NEW PATIENTS 59 AND OLDER This certificate is good for a complete Medical Eye Exam with Todd Robinson, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Surgeon. The exam includes a prescription for eye glasses and tests for Glaucoma, Cataracts and other eye diseases FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT CALL: 850-763-6666 ELIGIBILITY: U.S. Citizens living in the Florida Panhandle, 59 years and older, not presently under our care. Coupon Expires: 5-31-12 FREE EYE EXAM CODE: AP00 Darren Payne, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon Lee Mullis, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon Todd Robinson, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Ruth Massey Varners smile shone just like the one she wore 75 years ago, when she was forward on an undefeated Mullet girls basketball team that ruled as champions throughout North Florida. At age 95, still comfortable on her feet, Varner, alongside her daughter Jennie Sanborn, met and greeted adoring friends, all younger than she, scooting around the old Carrabelle High School auditorium Saturday night like she was doing layups for coach Mamie Lee and coach Lorraine Tucker back in the day. Jennifer Worthy, probably not even 30, was happy to introduce herself to the venerable neighbor lady whose pretty owers used to attract her when she was a young girl. Ive been thrown out of her lawn so many times for picking her plants, she said. Varner was the high schools valedictorian in 1937, one of six guys and seven girls in the class. The family didnt have much money, and anyway girls didnt go to college like they do today. So she went to work at the Kilbourn Fish and Ice Company, and when the war broke out, at Camp Gordon Johnston. For 85-year-old Rex Massey, the war meant leaving the comforting connes of Carrabelle High in 1943, at age 17, to join the Navy. After signing up in Tallahassee, Masseys service led to an assignment on LST 1024, a landing ship tank that saw action in the Leyte in the Philippines among its South Paci c duties. Massey joked with Harry Gray, a Carrabelle alumnus a good 25 years younger, that the initials LST for the 351 feet long by 50 feet wide watercraft stood for long slow target. Massey did nine more years in the Navy, also serving in the Korean War before leaving the service in 1952, but he never did get that Carrabelle diploma. He still managed a successful career working oil rigs throughout the South, and now is among fewer than a half-dozen of his 128 shipmates still around to attend the upcoming reunion in Missouri. In addition to a dazzling buffet meal, complete with everything from BBQ, fried chicken and crawfish to homemade cupcakes topped with CHS, the reunion featured a chance for alums to pore over old yearbooks, see old friends and even join in the singing of the alma mater, led by Willard Vinson, class of 55, Genevieve Putnal, 57 and Babs Bailey and Annette Vinson, both 58. At another poignant moment, Buz Putnal went to the middle of the stage to recite a poem he had written to capture his feelings when CHS closed down for good a few years ago. Pam McKenzie 74, and her brother Doug Young 71, children of the schools famed coach Tex Young, worked to organize this third annual gathering of former Mullets and Green Devils and Pirates, alumni of a school that served the community for more than a century. McKenzie said that after their old high school was closed, and some of the schools memorabilia was lost, friends decided to do a reunion every year. to save the memory of Carrabelle High School alive. She said that if anyone has memorabilia that can help in their effort, they ask only to borrow it for a short while so they can make copies and return it. Mullets swim through high school memories Photos by DAVID ADLERSTEIN | the Times Ruth Massey Varner, left, greets Jennifer Worthy, right, while Varners daughter Jennie Sanborn stands at center. Singing the CHS alma mater are, from left, Willard Vinson, Babs Bailey, Genevieve Putnal, and Annette Vinson Visit www. apalachtimes.com to view a photo gallery of the reunion Former Mullets pose for a picture Catherine Scott, seated, shares memories triggered by an old CHS yearbook. Buz Putnal recites a poem he had written.

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Local The Times | A3 Thursday, May 3, 2012 Free lm Saturday at Crooked River Light On Saturday, May 5 there will be a full moon climb at the Crooked River Lighthouse and a free outdoor movie. This months vintage ick .is the 1958 version of The Old Man and the Sea, starring Spencer Tracy. The lm starts at 7:45 p.m. Bring a chair. You can watch the movie from the deck of the pirate ship Carrabella, if youd like. Climb the tower for $10 and get a tasty beverage and a delicious treat from outstanding pastry chef Sally Crown. Please help to support this important maritime landmark. For more information, call 697-2732. Seahawk Showcase offers campus tours May 11 Franklin County Schools Seahawk Showcase from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 11. All parents and community are invited to attend. During the showcase, parents and community will have an opportunity to take a tour of the campus to see all the wonderful things our students and teachers are doing and visit various special programs, such as culinary arts and wood shop. Stay tuned for more information. FCSWA to meet May 14 in Eastpoint The Franklin County Seafood Workers Association will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 14, at the Eastpoint rehouse house. They will be discussing relaying and shelling, and will still be doing sign-ups. They will also be asking for board member sign-ups and are still seeking a treasurer. The FCSWA will be discussing possible grant funding that may be available. Please attend. If any questions, call Shannon Harts eld, president, or Jennifer Millender, secretary, at (850) 597-0787 Putt Putters sought for May 19 tourney The second annual miniature golf tournament to bene t the Franklin County Library will be Saturday, May 19, at the Red Pirate Family Grill. Last year 19 teams vied for the trophy and green jackets, and more are expected this year. For more information or to sponsor a team, contact Anna Carmichael 370-6763 or anna. carmichael@yahoo.com. FREE ADMISSION FOOD, FUN, G A MES A ND PRIZES IF YOU L I VE I N F RANKL I N OR GULF COUNTY AND ARE PRE G NANT OR HAD A BABY I N THE LAST 6 MONTHS, YOU & YOUR FAM I LY ARE WEL C OME TO JO I N US T here will be information on various topics such as: S afe S leep for Babies Breast feeding Parenting Childbirth S ubstance Abuse Community R esources and much more! LOTS OF FABU L OUS DOOR PRIZES! Newborn S ponsor Gulf County Tobacco Prevention Program T hird T rimester S ponsor Florida KidCare S econd T rimester S ponsor N orth Florida Womens Care F irst T rimester S ponsors U sborne Books, PrebleR ish, I nc. P renatal S ponsors GCH D Womens Center, U nited Way of N WFL, N orth Florida Child D evelopment, Franklin County Literacy, Bay County W I C, S acred Heart Pediatrics, George E Weems M emorial Hospital, Childrens Home S ociety E arly S teps, Anchorage Childrens Home and Healthy Families. FREE ADMISSION FREE ADMISSION M emorial Hospital, Childrens Home Anchorage Childrens Home and INVITATION TO BID The FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS are requesting sealed bids from any qualied individuals or rms to perform the: ALLIGATOR POINT DEBRIS OR COMPLETE REVETMENT REMOVAL PROJECT BIDS will be received until 4:00 p.m., E.T. on Monday, May 14, 2012 at the ofce of the Clerk of Circuit Court, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320, and the bids will be opened in the Commission Chambers at the Courthouse Annex, 34 Forbes Street, Apalachicola on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 during the regularly scheduled county commission meeting which starts at 9:00 a.m. The public is invited to attend. A MANDATORY Pre-BID Meeting will be held on Monday, May 7, 2012 at 1:30 p.m., E.T. at the site on Alligator Point weather dependent. Point of Contact will be Michael Dombrowski, P.E. at 850-654-1555. BIDS will only be accepted from rms in attendance at this pre-BID meeting. The WORK consists of the removal of unsuitable rock, concrete, and wood materials and other identied debris located along the existing granite revetment between DEP Reference Monument R-211.4 and R-213.1. FRANKLIN COUNTY will also consider alternate BIDS for the complete removal of the existing granite rock revetment in additional to the debris previously dened. The SUCCESSFUL BIDDER shall properly dispose of the materials as indicated in the BIDDING and CONTRACT DOCUMENTS. The date for the FINAL COMPLETION of the Work shall be 60 days from the date on the NOTICE TO PROCEED presented to the SUCCESSFUL BIDDER. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the WORK within the specied time frame shall be $1,000.00 per day. All BIDS must be made on the required BID Forms. FRANKLIN COUNTY requires that all responses include a BID for removal of debris only and an ALTERNATE BID for complete removal of the revetment. All blank spaces for BID prices must be lled in, in ink or typewritten, and the BID Form must be fully completed and executed when submitted. Please place SEALED BID, YOUR COMPANY NAME, PROJECT NAME, and the BID NUMBER on the outside of the submitted envelope, and include the original bid, plus six (6) copies. The original bid plus six (6) copies should be included. The BID must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes. BIDDING and CONTRACT DOCUMENTS can be obtained from MRD ASSOCIATES, INC., 543 Harbor Boulevard, Suite 204, Destin, Florida 32541, (850) 654-1555. Cost for Plans and Specications will be $25.00 per set if sent via mail and is non-refundable, or no cost if send via email. Checks shall be made out to MRD ASSOCIATES, INC. FRANKLIN COUNTY reserves the right to accept or reject any and all BIDS in whole or in part, to waive informalities in the BIDDING or BIDDING AND CONTRACT documents, to obtain new BIDS, or to postpone the BID opening. Un-successful BIDs shall be valid for 90 days after the BID opening. FRANKLIN COUNTY is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Arrest REPORT The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce. This report was made by of cers from the Apalachicola Police Department (APD), Carrabelle Police Department (CPD) and the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce (FCSO). All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty. April 17 Tyler M. Hollon, 22, Lanark Village, domestic battery (FCSO) April 24 Robert L. Smith, 53, Apalachicola, violation of probation (FCSO) Jeremy J. Turrell, 24, Apalachicola, failure to appear, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of cannabis, and attaching improper license plate (FCSO) April 25 Damon B. Walker, 35, Apalachicola, driving while license suspended or revoked, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, eeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement of cer and possession of a rearm by a convicted felon (APD) April 26 Lorne H. Hicks, Jr., 21, Wewahitchka, domestic battery (APD) Jaime D. Guthrie, 43, Eastpoint, Leon County warrant for withholding child support (FCSO) April 27 Marquez Williams, 19, Apalachicola, battery (FCSO) Roy M. Williams, Jr., 18, Apalachicola, battery (FCSO) James D. Creamer, 30, Apalachicola, uttering and violation of probation (FCSO) George R. Needer, 53, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FCSO) Thomas C. Calhoun, 41, Eastpoint, traf cking in a controlled substance, sale of a controlled substance and violation of probation (FCSO) Mark W. Boyd, 39, Shelby, NC, 13 counts of grand theft (FCSO) Allen J. McDuf e, 51, Shelby, NC, 13 counts of grand theft (FCSO) Heather L. Hicks, 24, Apalachicola, failure to appear (APD) April 28 Jewayne M. ONeal, 34, Apalachicola, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis (APD) Candace R. Hill, 40, Apalachicola, violation of probation (APD) April 29 Michael E. Jordan, 21, Lake City, resisting of cer without violence and disorderly intoxication (FCSO) Justin D. Massey, 21, Carrabelle, violation of probation (CPD) Bradley R. Cardin, 19, Eastpoint, driving while license suspended or revoked and violation of probation (FCSO) Jamil P. Knight, 29, Tallahassee, DUI (FCSO) Joshua R. Collins, 28, Carrabelle, violation of probation (FCSO) Southerland decries federal governments drift By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com On April 9, Rep. Steve Southerland held a town hall meeting in Apalachicola. The Panama City Republican described the federal government as a raging river that has overowed the banks it was designed to run through. Washington in many ways has drifted so far from the people, he said. It is not a re ection of the people any more. Southerland said the $16 trillion national debt is the greatest challenge faced by the country in recent history. He said he is holding town hall meetings to develop communication with his constituents. The best ideas come from the American people, he said. Touching on immigration reform, Southerland defended manual laborers in low-income jobs. Theres a lot of people I would send out of this country before I send people with calluses on their hands, he said. Tax Collector Jimmy Harris questioned Southerland on increasing the county tax base. He said the large untaxed government land holdings, and large area of agricultural land belonging to The St. Joe Co., reduce the countys revenue. Is there something that can be done for our county to compensate us for what comes off our tax rolls? Harris asked. Southerland answered that the problem was complex, and that government rules and trade agreements with Canada have hampered the timber industry in the United States. He said a national forest is not a national park, and that timber should be harvested to generate revenue. He said he is ghting for county water rights and to have the Army Corps of Engineers dredge the Eastpoint Channel. He complimented the county on environmental awareness. I am amazed at how the business community and environmentalists realized that if the bay isnt taken care of, then nobody wins, he said. So youve got a partnership that you dont often see in other places. In answer to a question posed by Veterans Service Of cer William Scott, Southerland said the solution to providing better health care for veterans is to bring the cost of health care down for everyone. Southerland, a staunch opponent of the Affordable Care Act, said practical steps to decreasing health care costs include tort reform, encouraging competition among medical providers, making private health insurance premiums deductible on federal income tax and allowing physicians a deduction for benevolent services provided to low-income patients. About 20 people attended the town hall meeting. In his rst bid for public of ce, Southerland was elected in 2010 to the 2nd Congressional District, which includes Franklin County. He is seeking re-election this year to the seat, which geographical boundaries still include the entire county, but have been moved eastward following redistricting. REP. STEVE SOUTHERLAND News BRIEFS

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Gov. Rick Scott last month signed into law SB 1986 repealing water man agement district spending limits. The bill was Audu bon Floridas top legisla tive priority. Repealing the previ ous years cuts to water management district bud gets is essential to nanc ing Everglades restoration and other water resource programs, said Eric Draper, Audubon Florida executive director. This bill reects growing con sensus that protecting our water supplies requires public funds. In 2011, SB 2142 forced Floridas ve water man agement districts into severe staff cuts along with scaling back science, education, water supply, and resource protection programs. The deep cuts to the water management agencies led legislative leaders and Governor Rick Scott to acknowledge the need to repeal spending limits. It is a sign of maturity when legislative leaders acknowledge they went too far and reverse direction, Draper said. The bill also reestab lishes a balanced review and approval process by the legislative and execu tive branches as the citi zen appointed boards of the regional agencies put together annual budgets and set property tax limits as allowed by the Florida Constitution and state law. Draper called on Scott to allow the water manage ment districts to now raise and spend the funds neces sary to stewards Floridas dwindling freshwater re sources. It makes sense to use property taxes to provide water for people and the economy while protecting our environ ment, he said. Opinion A4 | The Times Thursday, May 3, 2012 USPS 027-600 Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 Publisher: Rick Martin 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 Good grief! Its May already. Time flies even if youre not having fun! Get the grills ready, and dont forget to buy a card and some flowers for Mom. Had a great time at the Riverfront Festival. My Brother Knights and I thank you for your support and thanks to Steve Allen and crew for all their help. Mike Mock and his mom and dad stopped by to say hello. Cliff Carroll also stopped by. Mike and Cliff both are candidates for sheriff of Franklin County. Saw Bevin Putnal who is running for commissioner in District 5, which is Carrabelles district. Also saw a lot of friends and neighbors. See you same time next year! Most of my friends and neighbors were volunteers in the booths. The ripping through the village is going to have to stop. Speed limit signs and stop signs are put up to be obeyed. This Saturday night, May 5, is the Over 50 dance at the Franklin County Senior Center, 201 Avenue F in Carrabelle. Dust off, grab your main squeeze and come down and enjoy the evening with deejay Ron Vice. Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 12. Members of the Lanark Village Boat Club will host a Mothers Day luncheon. Serving begins at noon, and mothers get their lunch free. A donation of $5 will be collected from those attending. Be kind to one another. Check in on the sick and house bound. God only gave you one mother; treat her with love and respect. Until next time, God Bless America, our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry. Speeding through the village must stop LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh Time to move forward on countywide voting By MEL KELLY Special to the Times Do you know what are the responsibilities and duties of our county commissioners? According to Chapter 125 of Florida statues, those responsibilities and duties include; prosecution and defense of legal causes in behalf of the county, they are to provide and maintain county building, they are to provide re protectio, provide hospitals, ambulance, health and welfare programs, provide parks, preserves, playgrounds, recreation areas, libraries, museums, historical commissions and other recreational and cultural facilities and programs. County commissioners have the responsibility to prepare and enforce comprehensive plans for the development of the county. They are to establish, coordinate and enforce zoning and such business regulations as are necessary for the protection of the public. They are to adopt and enforce housing and related technical codes and regulations. They are to enforce the Florida Building Code. County commissioners shall establish and administer programs of housing, slum clearance, community redevelopment, conservation, ood and beach erosion control, air pollution control and navigation and drainage and cooperate in the development and operation of such programs. They shall provide and regulate waste and sewage collection and disposal, water and alternative water supplies. The county commission shall provide and operate air, water, rail and bus terminals, port facilities and public transportation systems. They shall provide and regulate arterial, toll and other roads, bridges, tunnels, regulate placement of signs, lights and other structures within the right-of-way of the county road system; provide and regulate parking facilities and develop and enforce plans for the control of parking. They will license and regulate taxis and jitneys and limousines for hire, rental cars and other passenger vehicles for hire County commissioners shall establish and enforce regulations for the sale of alcoholic beverages in the unincorporated areas of the county The county commission shall levy and collect taxesborrow and expend money, issue bondscreate civil service systems and boardsemploy an independent certied accounting rm to audit any funds, accounts and nancial records of the county and its agencies, make investigations of county affairs; inquire into accounts, records and transactions of any county department, ofce or ofcer They shall place questions on the ballot approve or disapprove issuance of industrial development bondsuse ad valorem tax revenues to purchaseland for the protection of natural oodplains, marshes, or estuaries; for use as wilderness or wildlife management areasfor preservation of signicant archeological or historic sites. Florida statutes clearly explain and direct that each county commissioner is to act and govern on behalf of the entire county and its population, not just for their own individual districts and voters. A candidate commissioner would be required to live in their representative district, as now, but each voter would have the new responsibility to choose a candidate based on the best interests of the whole county, as Florida Statues direct. So why have we allowed our Franklin County commissioners to ignore the will of their own county residents that was clearly demonstrated in a 2006 non-binding referendum? Sixty-nine percent of those voters approved a proposal for countywide voting to elect each commissioner, rather than the current district-by-district voting for special interests. The proposal passed in every precinct in the county. The people were clearly in favor of countywide voting. But nothing was changed. It is time for our county to move forward on this popular mandate, and to take long-overdue action for Commissioners to accept their responsibilities as true, countywide representatives. Lets insist the voters be allowed to gitrdun this time for real! Sign a petition to require that the Supervisor of Elections holds a binding referendum election to determine whether the ve county commissioners shall be elected by all county electors within the county at large. Contact Cora Russ immediately at Franklin County Voters PAC, 198 Fifth St., Apalachicola, FL. 32320. A time limit grows short for the collection of signatures. Without sufcient names on this round of referendum petitions, commissioners can continue to ignore the wishes of the voters. With your petition signature and approval of countywide voting, each Franklin County voter together with all the commissioners can have a positive impact on the overall business and success of our entire county. Mel Kelly is a frequent contributor to the Apalachicola and Carrabelle Times THOUGHTS FOR THE TIMES Mel Kelly By BRAD ASHWELL Special to the Times Believe it or not, the U.S. government doesnt currently know the identity of foreign citizens who have money in U.S. banks. Thankfully, that is about to change. Thursday, the Treasury Department nalized a rule requiring U.S. banks to report information to the I.R.S. on deposit accounts held by nonresident aliens, as they have been required to do for U.S. citizen, resident and Canadian accounts. This is long overdue. The U.S. Senate estimates tax haven abuses cost the I.R.S. some $100 billion annually. As budget decits soared after the nancial crisis, the U.S. rightfully ramped up efforts to catch Americans evading taxes through secret offshore bank accounts. Uncle Sam has demanded that foreign banks and governments hand over the names of U.S. citizens who have bank accounts in their countries in order to catch these tax-cheats and recover the lost tax revenue. Understandably, other governments have begun to demand the same from us, that we should share the names of their citizens who have accounts in the U.S. The problem is the U.S. government doesnt collect information about deposit accounts held by foreigners within the U.S. because we dont tax them making us a kind of tax haven for foreigners. Naturally, not having the information, it is very difcult for us to share with foreign governments. Following a long consultation period, Treasury adopted the regulation this week which will simply provide the I.R.S. with this necessary data: not to tax the accounts, merely to have the information should we need to share it with a foreign government, giving us the leverage needed to request the same from our diplomatic peers. Surprisingly, this relatively straightforward proposal has garnered vocal opposition from Florida politicians. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) blasted the new rule as disastrous and claimed that of the roughly $14 billion of foreign deposits held in Floridian banks, it would encourage billions of dollars to ee Floridas economy. Rep. Bill Posey (R-Fla.) went further, claiming the regulation would cause irreparable harm to the U.S. economy. As a long-time Floridian, who cares signicantly about the state and nations economy, I can safely tell you that the sky is not falling. Quite the contrary. Foreigners deposit money in the U.S. for a variety of reasons: Foreign companies doing business in America, foreigners supporting children as they attend American universities, foreigners paying taxes on real-estate and other U.S. assets, or simply foreigners wishing to take advantage of the stability of the American nancial system. That is the bulk of the foreign money deposited in the U.S., and none of that money is going to go anywhere. A small amount of money will ee, no doubt, but it will be money that should not be propping up U.S. banks: money that is specifically tax evading in other countries, or that is the proceeds of crime such as drug smuggling, human trafficking, etc. Rather, the information generated by this new regulation will strengthen the Floridian and American economies. While tax dodging in Greece, Italy and elsewhere exacerbates the European debt crisis, further destabilizing the Europe, we have a vested interest as Europes largest trading partner in helping our Mediterranean friends curtail tax evasion and stabilize their economies. Moreover, if we are going to have any chance persuading foreign countries, like Switzerland, to provide us with information on U.S. tax-cheats, we need to be able to reciprocate the favor. The new regulation will put us in that position. Finally, Florida banks should not be handling criminal proceeds, the money that we believe will ee, especially given the states problems with drug cartels and violent, organized crime. Florida banks should be doing everything they can to get rid of the money nancing crime. Despite the Chicken Little cries of the Florida Bankers Association, Sen. Rubio and Rep. Posey, the Treasury Department made a big step toward stabilizing and strengthening the Floridian, American and global financial systems. Brad Ashwell is legislative advocate for the Florida Public Interest Research Group. Its time we know who has money in Floridas banks GUEST COLUMN Brad Ashwell Audubon Florida savors top legislative priorityDAV I D ADL ERS T EIN | The Times Jim Welsh raised money for the Knights of Columbus at Sundays Riverfront Festival.

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Local The Times | A5 Thursday, May 3, 2012 With admission through a separate $75 ticket for Fridays symposium, the day opens with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Apalachicolas Cotton Warehouse. Those who do not plan to take in all of the symposium events can purchase reception-only tickets for $25 each, either at the door or online. Friday opens with a breakfast in the churchs rectory, followed by a lecture and tour at the Apalachicola Museum of Art by architect Willoughby Marshall, who restored the structure a few years ago to its present glory. Moving through town on golf carts, participants next will attend, beginning at 10:45 a.m., a panel discussion at the newly restored Holy Family School, at Franklin Square on Sixth Street. Panelists include Warren Emo, a Tallahassee architect whose Chestnut House is on this years tour; Beth LaCivita, who guided the project that produced the Apalachicola design guidelines; and Charles Olson, a Thomasville, Ga., architect active in preservation on a state level. Lunch follows at the Owl Caf, featuring a talk by Debbie Beard on Florida cracker homes, an architecture characterized by metal roofs, raised oors, large porch areas and straight central hallways from the front to the back of the home. Owners of three of the citys historic renovations, the Nichols Building, the Chapman House and the Gibson Inn., will provide tours of their buildings throughout the afternoon. The traditional Home & Garden Tour gets underway at 5:30 p.m. Friday, with an Evensong service and welcome reception, along with a free lecture on the history and future of the Fort Coombs Armory, at that location at 6:30 p.m. The tour commences Saturday at 10 a.m. and runs through 4 p.m. Featured this year is the home of famed photojournalist Richard Bickel, a Prairie-shingle style house from around 1909 once owned by the Whitesides, owners of the Apalachicola Ice Company. The house at 96 6th St. features broad windows, board and batten wainscoting and other classic Craftsman features including built-in cabinets and period staircase. Bickel also has on display heirlooms and objects dart from his many travels in Asia, the Middle East, Burma and India. Tickets are available for $15 each until the day of the tour, when sales begin at 9:30 a.m. for $20 each. The lunch of shrimp or chicken salad, together with fruit salad, broccoli cauli ower salad, roll, dessert and drink will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Trinitys parish hall at a cost of $12 each. The sealed bid auction will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For complete information on the many aspects of this years tour, visit www. apalachicolahistorichometour.org, or call the church at 653-9550 or the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce at 653-9419. SHIVER from page A1 grandmother (Selma Braswell Roberts), and mother (Connie Braswell Cooper) brought up their children. My paternal grandparents, Herbert and Sarah Watson, dwelled in Carrabelle where they raised my father, Steve Watson. Many Carrabellians remember my grandmother Sarah who served the public for many years as a nurse at the Carrabelle hospital. As a 14-year retail associate of the U.S. Postal Service, I have considerable experience in public relations, problem solving, and accountability. I have also been in youth ministry with my husband for more than 16 years where I have cultivated skills in coordinating, budgeting, and planning. Prior to working for USPS, I worked ve years as a correctional of cer at Franklin Work Camp where supervision and behavioral management were my primary duties. I attended Carrabelle High School from 1982-85 and transferred to Apalachicola High School where I graduated in 1988. Many transitions have taken place in the Franklin County school system from the time I attended school to the years of raising my children. Location, administration, and cultural changes have catapulted the need for strong leadership and sound choices. Many hurdles have been conquered through consolidation of the schools, yet there is a continual need for improvement. Franklin County School has the potential to be an A school that parents will feel con dent to send their child to receive the best possible education. To make that possible, educators need to remain relevant through training, students need adequate learning resources and our school administration needs to maintain a level of consistency Public schools have a responsibility to promote structure for a safe and positive atmosphere of learning. I resolve to seek out innovative programs that will take a proactive approach to discipline so that classroom control is maintained. I would also like to see practical measures used to alleviate attendance issues. I believe open communication between administration, faculty, parents and students is the most effective way to prevent misbehavior and misunderstandings. While education is the priority of the school system, athletics, the arts and non-athletic clubs are also essential and proven to teach discipline and culture. Courses that promote character development, skill training and life skills produce adolescents who are prepared for adulthood and the work force; this includes students with special needs. Preparing our children for self-suf ciency will ensure their contribution to the economics of our county. Academically gifted children are oftentimes under-challenged due to insuf cient curriculum. No child should ever be limited because we are not willing to meet their needs and rise to their challenges. Responsible budgeting, plugging holes in the bucket, and aggressive grant searching will ensure that these programs are suf ciently funded and retained. The youth of today are the leaders of our county for tomorrow. It takes a village to raise a child and the values that we instill in them determine our own future. We only have one chance to get it right. If elected as your school board member for District 5, I will work diligently to uphold the code of conduct, remain accountable and responsible in spending and be available for your concerns and questions. Please feel free to contact me at 670-8526 or via email Pamela.shiver@yahoo.com. dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp BILL MILLER REALTY 850-697-3751 (3310) 570-0658 3/2 DBL WD -3 F E NC ED C OR. LOTS-2 C AR GAR $60,000 $29,500 $2,500 D OW N BU YS 2 B ED AP T 2 6 OR RE N T $500/MTH CITY COMM L OTS -ON 98 $29,500 U P-W ILL F I N A NC E NI C E 50 GU LF F RO N T L OT 10% D OW N-$87,500 MIH 2 CR N R LOTS BLK. $ S TORE RED UC ED $49,500 C OMM. BLDG-98 O N G U LF-RE N T $600/MTH WHOS ON THE TOUR In addition to the Bickel home at the 96 Sixth St., this years tour includes this array of homes and gardens, as well as access to the citys many historical buildings and churches, museums, inns, parks and assorted shops: The Tartt Home (25 Fifth Ave.) The Marks / Clark Home (65 Ave. E) The Martin House (29 Fifth Ave.) The Seaton Schley Home (50 Fifth St.) The Monod Home (79 Ave. G) The Smith-McCoy Home (76 Ave. G) The Jones Home (121 Ave. B) The Emo Home (67 Ave. C) The Trinity Church Memorial Garden The Williar Garden (31 Ninth St.) The Suarez Garden (59 Ave. G) The Vogt Garden (87 Ave. D) HOMES from page A1 DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times A look at some of the many items in Saturdays sealed bid auction. Shuler said Karel Van Der Linden, Fly High president, told him the company would not sign the amended lease. They are going to send me a written reply, but he told me on the phone that the changes are unexpected by him and are too one-sided and create too much risk for him, Shuler told commissioners. I disagree with him, but I cannot comment on the substance of his complaints because I have not received from him any indication what it is that he considers too one-sided and too risky. Shuler said Van Der Linden indicated Friday he had 17 issues with the new contract and his attorney an additional 10. Over last 20 years, theres been a lot of issues at airport as far as the former FBO operator, said Commissioner Smokey The new operator wants same type of lease. I feel like were being pushed around because of that time issue. All we want to do is make sure we provide a good service at that airport. With a blank 20-year lease youre not going to get that. Chairwoman Pinki Jackel said, We certainly dragged this out to the last minute and beyond the last minute. We knew in February we had extended this for 90 days. Chuck Marks, a member of the airport board, agreed. I dont understand why this has taken so long. I dont think its that complicated, he said, suggesting the commission appoint a committee to negotiate with Fly High. Id like to see this get solved, said Airport Board Member Russell Crofton. Ill call him (Van Der Linden) myself and ask him Do you want to do it or not? At least then wed know. Jackel said she felt the county was negotiating from a strong position. Its just a matter of getting to a point of commitment by both parties, she said. Its not a failure of this board or its attorney that hes not interacting with us, Parrish said. The ball is in his court. He should have emailed Mr. Shuler and told him what the problems are. Pilot Gary Settle, who Robinson introduced as a real estate colleague, told commissioners the airport generates tremendous income for the county, and that getting an FBO in place is key to operating the airport. He asked about installing self-serve equipment, noting that self-serve fuel is an important amenity at a small airport, especially at night when the eld may be unattended. County Planner Alan Pierce said self-serve equipment was purchased several years ago and is stored onsite but has not been installed at the airport after Ruic objected. Mosteller said Tuesday afternoon that installation also was paid for when the self serve equipment was purchased. He said telephone service must be reestablished and credit card processing equipment installed before any fuel sales are a possibility. He also noted Ruic has discontinued the car rental service that he owns and operates at the airport. Shuler said he was investigating alternatives for temporary fuel service until a new FBO is hired. Robinson volunteered to pump gas until the problem could be solved. There has to be some kind of security out there. Airplanes are worth a lot of money. Ruic provided some security because he stayed on the airport. Crofton said. AIRPORT from page A1

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A6 | The Times Thursday, May 3, 2012 PET OF THE WEEK Franklin County Humane Society WE CAN HELP! GOT MOSQUITOES? CALL L OIS AT 653-5857 Franklin Countys ONLY LOC AL Pest Control Company Qualications: Expertise in: Now Accepting Appointments Call Toll Free 888-681-5864 For more info www.seclung.com Lung Disease Specialist Rob Garver, MD Now Seeing Patients in Port St. Joe NOW BCBS-FL I N -NETWORK PROV I DER Franklin County High Schools juniors and seniors stepped out in ne style Saturday night for the prom, a dazzling affair at the Fort Coombs Armory complete with jamming music and delicious food and all topped off with the performance of a hypnotist. Named prom queen was senior Maegan Andrews, while seniors Stephen Jackson and Zach Armistead shared the honor of being named prom king. Attending in formal attire were 140 students, with 20 chaperones on hand to ensure the prom ran smoothly. At the stroke of 11 p.m., Apalachicola presented the closest thing to an Academy Awards red carpet stroll, as the couples took part in the Grand March while scores of parents lined the corner of Fourth Street and Avenue D. By David Adlerstein By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com The Southern Builders Association performs good works without fanfare, as on Saturday, when a couple hundred people attended a cookout that raised more than $3,000 for the Three Servicemen Detail South. The bene t was hosted by the little-known benevolent organization, founded in 1916 and continually active as a business organization to this day, according to historian Merle Weaver. In the early days of the building industry, all building supply companies were family-owned. During the rst half of the 20th century, the SBA held an annual meeting, hosted at the homes of its members, to set prices for the upcoming season, an illegal practice. Over time, the family rms were replaced by companies like Lowes and Home Depot, but a generation of young men who had attended the meetings since childhood didnt want to see the annual get-together die. So they continued the meetings as a social event, an opportunity to touch base with friends. One major component of the meetings was food. The builders often cooked big communal meals to share around a common table. Because many members were based in New Orleans, Cajun food was standard fare. Atlantas Joel Hammond, a former president of the association, said SBA members decided about 10 years ago to use their network and talents to raise funds for needy causes. What they knew best was cooking, so they began holding big cookouts for charity. The organization took on juvenile diabetes as its special cause and has raised more than $250,000 for research, about $100,000 last year alone. While Hammond was president, he moved the annual meeting to Bay City Lodge here in Franklin County, where it has been held for more than a decade. When the group heard about plans to build a recreation area in Battery Park, they held a family day and raised money to purchase playground equipment. They also have made several substantial donations to the Three Servicemen Detail in the past, but this year they decided to do even more. When the builders found out funding for maintenance of the monument was sparse (on occasion, the balance in the trust for the account has fallen below $100), they told plaza founder Jimmy Mosconis they would host a fundraiser during their annual visit. On Saturday, with the support of several dozen local volunteers, the Patriots Day fundraiser became a reality, opening with a patriotic ceremony featuring speakers Col John House of Thomasville, Ga., who is running for Congress, and Col. John Baker of Carrabelle. Angelina Stanley sang the National Anthem. Scout Troop 22 provided the color guard and several dozen motorcyclists provided a ag line. Ouida Sack created a lovely wreath that Jimmy Elliott and Al Mirabella laid at the base of the monument. The lunch of jambalaya, white beans, cole slaw and lemonade, all donated by the SBA, sold for $10 per plate. They raised additional funds raf ing off a gift certi cate among their membership. In addition, two anonymous members each donated $500 to the upkeep of the Veterans Plaza. More than 200 people joined the celebration including Dan Sangaree, the countys oldest veteran at 100; and two World War II nurses. Mary Britz served with the Navy on West Coast helping injured warriors to return home and Ann Pillet, an Army nurse in North Africa. Remaining food was donated to the new senior center at the Holy Family Center. Kaia Hathcock turns 1 Kaia Cates Hathcock celebrated her 1st birthday on Saturday, March 10, 2012, with family and friends. Kaias party theme was zoo animals. Her 1st birthday cake had a zoo animal theme, which she enjoyed enthusiastically. The guest enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs and birthday cake. Toddler friends took home personalized hats lled with zoo animal toys and animal crackers. Kaia is the daughter of Ricky and KatiMorgan Hathcock. Maternal grandparents are Darren and Chimene Johnson of Eastpoint. Paternal grandparents are Ricky Hathcock and Cindy Summerhill of Eastpoint. LOIS SWOBODA | The Times The Southern Builders Association has held their annual meeting at Bay City Lodge for over a decade. Happy BIRTHDAY Builders bash helps out Veterans Plaza Photos by DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Bestowed the prom queen tiara was senior Maegan Andrews, while seniors Stephen Jackson, left, and Zach Armistead shared the honor of prom king. Junior Morgan Mock and senior Marcus Dalton were resplendent in camou age formal wear. Juniors Yvonne Mitchell and Jahrel Turner, from Panama City, step out in the Grand March. For a complete gallery of prom photos, visit www.apalachtimes.com or check out our Facebook page for the Apalachicola and Carrabelle Times. A mesmerizing affair Society

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The United Methodist Churches of Franklin County Welcome You First United Methodist Church of Apalachicola Worship Service 11:00 a.m. every Sunday Sunday School 10:00 a.m. 75 5 th St. Apalachicola 653-9530 fumcapalach@gtcom.net Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis Carrabelle United Methodist Church Worship Services 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery Mondays 7-9 p.m. 102 NE Ave. B Carrabelle 697-3672 Pastor: Julie Stephens Eastpoint United Methodist Church Worship Service 10:00 a.m. every Sunday Healing service every fourth Monday at 7:00 p.m. 317 Patton Dr. (corner of David St.) 670-8825 Pastor: Rev. Beth White St. George Island United Methodist Church 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Fellowship Hour 201 E. Gulf Beach Dr. 9274635 www.sgiumc.org Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis First Pentecostal Holiness Church 379 Brownsville Road Apalachicola Were excited about what Gods doing!!! Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am Sunday Evening Service 6:00 pm Monday, Youth Group 6:30 pm Wednesday, Royal Rangers, G.A.P. 7:00 pm Wednesday Worship & Word 7:30 pm Nursery Provided during regular church services 7:00 7:00 First Baptist Church St. George Island 501 E. Bayshore Drive 927-2257 R. Michael Waley, Pastor Join us as we praise and worship the living Christ. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise. Psalm 145:3 Sunday Bible Study ................................................ 10:00am Worship Praise ........................................................ 11:00am Sunday Night ............................................................ 7:00pm Wednesday Power Hour ...................................... 7:00pm Wednesday Youth at S.P.L.A.S.H ....................... 7:00pm Walking in Christ R. Michael Whaley, Pastor WELCOMES YOU Church of the Ascension 101 NE First Street Carrabelle SUNDAY 10:00 AM WELCOMES YOU Church THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH (850) 274-4490 (850) 545-2578 WELCOMES YOU Trinity Trinity Episcopal Church est. 1836 Welcomes You Hwy. 98 & 6th St. Apalachicola 850-653-9550 Sunday Worship Services 8 & 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays Healing Service 11 a.m. Centering Prayer 4 p.m. Sunday Worship Services 8 & 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays Healing Service 11 a.m. Centering Prayer 4 p.m. Baptist school hosts Saturday yard sale The First Baptist Christian School will hold a fundraiser yard sale this Saturday, May 5, at the church, 46 9th St. in Apalachicola, starting at 8 a.m. We had some things left over from the last one and in the meantime we have accumulated a lot more good stuff. For more info, call 670-8799. Apalachicola reunion organizers to meet Saturday There will be a meeting of organizers for this years Apalachicola Reunion on Saturday, May 5 at 11 a.m. The meeting will be at the Franklin Square Recreation Center on Sixth Street. Anyone interested in helping with this years reunion please join us. You may also email inquiries to apalachreunion12@ yahoo.com. Housing Fair in Eastpoint May 12 The non-prot Franklin County Community Development & Land Trust Corporation will present a free Housing Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 at the Eastpoint re house, 26 Sixth St. The fair offers an opportunity to answer housing questions with several knowledgeable experts. Free hotdogs and drinks will be served. In addition to the community development corporation, the following organizations will have expert representatives ready to answer housing questions: The Realtors Association of Franklin and Gulf Counties; Forgotten Coast Builders Association; Franklin County SHIP Program (offering down payment and closing cost assistance, and renovation loans; USDA Rural Development (offering federal government direct and insured mortgage loans; Florida Housing Finance Corporation; the Capital Area Community Action Agency; Habitat For Humanity of Franklin County; Franklins Promise Coalition; and Big Bend Homeless Coalition: For more information, call Randall Webster at 850-933-3355 or email email@randallwebster. com. Fireworks planned for Independence Day in Apalachicola The Apalachicola Independence Day celebration is currently in the nal planning stage. Apalachicola Main Street will host the festivities with food, music, beverages and a professional reworks display. The party is planned for Tuesday, July 3 to avoid conict with the traditional July 4 reworks display on St. George Island. Fireworks will be launched from a barge anchored in front of Riverfront Park on the Apalachicola River. Main Street is seeking funding for the event from local businesses and private citizens. All signs indicate that this type of celebration has tremendous support and has excited everyone. Main Street appreciates all those who have already contributed funds for the celebration. We still need funds to cover the cost of reworks. To donate to this event, contact Harry Arnold at 524-0770 or Jim Bachrach at 6538520. All contributors will be recognized at Apalachicolas Independence Day celebration. Lets make this a day to remember for our town. The Main Street programs mission is to involve the community in the preservation and enhancement of our downtown business district. Faith BRIEFS Cards of THANKST he T ucker Family I would like to thank the friends and family who came for Rods funeral services and burial, especially the Rev. Donnie and Jean Crum for the beautiful service and beautiful song, Mr. Charles Thompson and wife Faye for my special song, Kelley Funeral home for their services, and for all the beautiful owers. Thanks and God bless, Wynette T ucker, mother N icole T ucker, nieceSt. Augustine T rip I would like to thank Ms. Donna Barber and the fourth-grade parents at Franklin County School for their dedication and hard work with many fund-raisers to make the money for our annual trip to St. Augustine. This will be a trip of a life-time and a wonderful learning experience for our students, parents and teachers. Thanks for sharing your children with us. This has been a fantastic school year. Sincerely, Laura K ing Big Bend Hospice A Big Bend Hospice family member calls to have someone come sit with their mother so they can go to a graduation ceremony. A grieving husband receives a phone call from a volunteer checking in to see how he is holding up. A patient in his last days receives honor and thanks from a team of volunteers who are also veterans. These caring people live and work right here in Franklin County and share their time and energy as Big Bend Hospice volunteers. Big Bend Hospice was founded by volunteers 29 years ago to provide a different, more compassionate way to nish lifes journey. Today we serve more than 71 patients each year in Franklin County and within our eightcounty service area we served 1,741 patients last year. Volunteering does not necessarily mean working directly with patients. Although all our patients and their families are offered a volunteer to help with errands, provide transportation and offer companionship, there are other opportunities to volunteer. Advisory Council members, for example, meet monthly and act as ambassadors in their community, advising Big Bend Hospice on issues in their county and helping to increase awareness of hospice services. Ive been fortunate to have enjoyed a fullling career and be able to retire at a relatively young age. I wanted to change my focus and start by giving back to the community, and Big Bend Hospice seemed to be a natural t, said Karla Ambos, a volunteer with the Franklin County Advisory Council. These sentiments are echoed by A.J. Smith another council volunteer, It means giving pieces of the good parts of yourself to others. During National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 15 21, Big Bend Hospice saluted the caring men and women who volunteer in Franklin County. Currently serving as Big Bend Hospice volunteers are Ambos, Smith, Jerry Buttereld, Judy Cook, Bobbie Dees, Donnie Gay, Sandi Hengle, Beverly Hewitt, Pam Mahr, and Joe and Jeanette Taylor. If you are interested in becoming a Big Bend Hospice volunteer please call 850-926-9308 for more information. Feather in your CAP The Times is pleased to introduce a new feature to the paper, Feather in your Cap. Its not a thank-you, but an expression of pride in someones achievement, in their dedication, in their effort. It isnt limited to school things, either. It can be for anyone, young and old.Good job studying for the FCA T We are VERY PROUD of our two fth-graders, Mitchell Monroe Jr., and Brindlin Monroe, for persisting through months of Saturday School FCAT Camp and the weeklong FCAT tests! Your hard work will pay off! We love you so much and cannot tell you how proud we are of you! Love, Daddy and Shary MITCHELL MONROE BRINDLIN MONROE Judy Talley Parks, of Apalachicola, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at home of natural causes. She was 61 years of age. A family memorial service was Sunday, April 29, 2012, near Eastpoint where her ashes where spread on the sea. She was born July 30, 1950, in Fairbury, Ill., the daughter of Francis M. (Bill) and Patricia Haner Ireland. Judy was born in the heart of Midwest farm country, but her heart belonged to the South and the sea. As a young girl she left Illinois, moving to the coastal Mississippi area near Pass Christian and Bay Saint Louis where she graduated from high school. She later moved to the Fort Lauderdale area where she learned to enjoy diving. Years later she returned to the Midwest for a time, but eventually returned to the South and settled on the Gulf Coast in Eastpoint. Her Midwestern family members enjoyed numerous trips to visit and enjoy the Forgotten Coast. Judy loved the sea and especially fishing. She was known to fish for everything from freshwater panfish to shrimp in the Gulf and oysters in the bay. She was never more at peace than when she had a pole in her hand. She is survived by her mother, Patricia H. Waggoner of Pontiac, Ill., three sons; Rick Harper of Panama City, Dan Harper (Jenna) of Apalachicola, and Anthony McGavock (Julia) of Fort Bragg, NC; four grandsons Cameron Harper, Tanner Harper, Egan and Toryn McGavock; three siblings; Kay Slown (Sam) and Jeff Ireland of Pontiac, Ill. as well as Susan Wikner (Aaron) of Cedar Falls, Iowa; eight nieces and nephews and seven great-nieces and nephews. One great niece, Kayla Mahon, whom Judy raised until the age of four, was especially dear to her. Judy was preceded in death by her father, Bill Ireland, her maternal and paternal grandparents and an infant son, Christian.Judy T alley Parks JUDY T ALLEY P ARKS Mary Whitesides Mann, of Eastpoint, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at the age of 87. Mary was born in Hickory Grove, S.C., moved to Port St. Joe in 1990, and moved to Eastpoint last year to be with her daughter. She earned a doctorate degree and was a daycare operator for Nannys Daycare in Port St. Joe for 17 years. She was a member of Oak Grove Assembly of God Church in Port St. Joe where she taught Missionettes and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Watt Mann, Jr.; her parents, Horace Madison and Bessie Blanche (Pratt) Whitesides; and a son-inlaw, Don Adkison. She is survived by a son, John Mann and his wife, Cindy, of Wewahitchka; two daughters, Sylvia Adkison, of Eastpoint, and Sandra Hanna and her husband, Dannie, of Blythewood, South Carolina; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Friday afternoon, April 27, at Oak Grove Assembly of God Church in Port St. Joe with the Rev. Dave Fernandez and the Rev. James Wiley ofciating. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com. Mary Whitesides Mann Charles Ray Tucker was born Dec. 19, 1941, in Eastpoint to Rose and Jake Tucker. He passed away at his home Thursday, April 26, 2012. Charles Ray was a commercial sherman and lifelong resident of Eastpoint. He is survived by his children, Jake Stevenson Tucker and Charles Scott Tucker; siblings, Robert Tucker and Winnie James; stepchildren, Carol Nichols, Georgette Colson, Eric Evans, Cheryl Evans, John Evans, and Alicia Odom; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday afternoon, May 2 at the Eastpoint Church of God with burial in Eastpoint Cemetery. Viewing was from noon to 1 p.m., immediately prior to funeral services. Kelley Funeral Home is handling all arrangements.Charles Ray T ucker Obituaries Faith The Times | A7 Thursday, May 3, 2012 By Pamela and Scott Shiver Special to the Times As the readers of our Youth Matters column now know, I will be running for school board in District 5 this year. Scott and I feel that in fairness we should postpone our weekly column until the election process is over to maintain political etiquette. We have full intentions of continuing the article when the election is over if all goes as planned. God bless each of you. We welcome all suggestions and hope you have enjoyed this column. Please send all emails to Scott Shiver at frontline247@mac.com. Looking forward: A break, but not a nale

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Email outdoors news to timesoutdoors @star .com O UTDOORS www.apalachtimes.com Section Section A By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com How did the model of a battleship built in Los Angeles end up in a Wakulla County land ll? Several years ago, Alan Ritchie, a park ranger at who operates tour boats at Wakulla Springs State Park, was contacted by a friend who had found an unusual boat about to be destroyed at the Wakulla County landll. Ritchies friend rescued the boat but had no idea how to repair her. Because Ritchie is skilled in boat repair his friend offered the Wisconsin to him. I grew up on the water; my rst car was a sailboat and when it got a hole, I had to x it, Ritchie said. Intrigued by the project, Ritchie went to check it out, and what he found surprised him. The boat was an 18-foot berglass model of the battleship Wisconsin. Ritchie spent two years restoring the battleship to her former glory inside and out. While he worked, he tried to research the origin of his strange nd and came upon the story of Cecil Gates. The son of an engineer and a school teacher, Gates was born in Kauai, in what is now the state of Hawaii, and spent most of his childhood there. It was there that he built his rst boat, the Flying Cloud. As a teenager, he moved to Honolulu with his family and he was 17 when Pearl Harbor was attacked. That morning, he was building an outrigger canoe in his backyard when he saw the war planes overhead. Gates watched the Navy ship Arizona burn. He later said the experience changed his life. After serving in Gen. George Pattons Third Army during World War II, Gates completed his college degree and taught industrial arts for 35 years before retiring. In 1972, he undertook a new hobby: model ship construction. Always one to think big, Gates constructed his rst model battleship the 18-foot, seaworthy USS Indiana. The Indiana was navigable from within. He and wife Pat, also a retired teacher, began traveling with the boat with the goal of teaching kids about the heroism and sacri ce of the Navy. He went on to construct three more 18-foot battleships for the Navy; the Wisconsin was one of these. In addition, he constructed a 23-foot aircraft carrier and a 23-foot model of the Titanic. In 1982, Gates met a new challenge. An acquaintance offered him two 18-foot hull sections of berglass that were used as props representing the USS Arizona and the USS Pennsylvania in the 1970 movie Tora! Tora! Tora! The hulls had been stored for a while on the back lot of 20th Century Fox Studios before being publicly auctioned. After purchase, they sat deteriorating in a shed in Pasadena until they were given to Gates. He used the berglass to construct his nal model, a 36-foot, 1:20 replica of the USS Arizona that the Gates nicknamed ZOE. The completed miniature gray lady was launched on Lake Almanor at the Gates home on July 3, 1984. At her launching, Pat read to the waiting crowd, This ship is to honor the 1,102 men entombed in the Pearl Harbor Arizona since Dec. 7, 1941. May all Americans who see this ship remember the sacri ce of these men who gave their lives that we may enjoy the freedoms we have today. I christen you the image, the re ection, the likeness, the replica of the original USS Arizona. Godspeed you on your way to honor the brave men enshrined in the Pearl Harbor Arizona. This largest member of Gates little eet has seats for two passengers. He and Pat, with Capts. Bill Brockett and Skip Crabtree made eight river trips with the Friendship Fleet over the years logging more than 6,000 miles. In addition the Friendship Fleet made numerous celebrity appearances and the ships toured the coast of the eastern U.S. and the Gulf of Mexico. The Arizonas last appearance with Cecil and Pat was in December 1991 in the lobby of Hawaiis Sheraton Waikiki Hotel as a part of the 50th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. The experience there with the remaining survivors of the Arizona was the apex of all their journeys. For nine days of a continuous ow of onlookers passed the ship and she was paraded through the streets. In 2002, Pat Gates published a book recounting their maritime adventures entitled You Cant Go Incognito in a Battleship. The Gateses retired to Costa Rica and Cecil passed away in 2011. Ritchie is in contact with Pat Gates who told him one of the battleships, the USS Alabama is in Mobile, The USS Arizona is at a VFW post in Arizona and the aircraft carrier is in Texas but she has no idea how the Wisconsin wound up here. 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Offshore water temps are getting close to the 80 degree mark, and soon we will see the return of king sh, mahi-mahi, and wahoo. St. Joe Bay is producing great trout this week. We have had several reports from Blacks Island and around Pig Island with great sized ounder and big trophy trout. Some red sh are hanging around the Eagle Harbor and Pomano Point area. Good reports from the Howard Creek area have been that of plenty of channel cats and keeper bass. Bream and shellcraker are holding in good numbers on Depot Creek, and sheepshead are in the Brothers and into the main channels on the Apalachicola River. Freshwater Inshore Offshore SPONSORED BY Flatheads common in local rivers FWC | Florida Freedom Newspaper Wayne Porter and Lucretia Leath of Blountstown caught a big channel cat and three nice atheads while shing at night in the Apalachicola River. By STAN KIRKLAND Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission A Jackson County man shing in the Apalachicola River near Chattahoochee in 1982 landed the strangest cat sh he had seen. It turned out he had a athead cat sh, a species of cat sh not native to the southeastern U.S. Now, three decades later, atheads are in every river in the Florida Panhandle from the Ochlockonee River west to the Escambia River. They are in the rivers by the thousands, a testament to their ability to thrive outside their native range. Sometimes called shoeheads or Appaloosa cats, because of their attened heads and mottled color, they are native to lakes and rivers of the Midwestern U.S. In fact, some anglers go after atheads in the shallower waters of their native range by using their hands to grab the sh during spawning, a type of shing called noodling. The spread of atheads to our local rivers has had an effect on other sh populations, according to Chris Paxton, regional sheries biologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Smaller atheads will go after craysh, but as these sh get up to several pounds they become live sh eaters, he said. They will literally eat anything smaller than they are that happens to swim by them. Species like bullheads and river redbreast bream are two species that have certainly been impacted. Paxton said some anglers are hoping the FWC will come up with a silver bullet to reduce or eliminate atheads. He said study projects in other states in the Southeast indicate once atheads are found in a waterway, they are there to stay. If there is a silver lining to the athead saga, Paxton said its that the sh is good to eat. He said most anglers catch them using small live bream and sh when atheads are actively feeding around daybreak, late in the day or at night. Some communities on the Apalachicola River even have gured how to cash in on the athead expansion by holding athead shing tournaments, offering cash money and trophies to the top participants. Just how big atheads will get in Florida waters is up for debate. In October 2011 Milton angler Eric Auston Jr. caught a 55.05 pound sh from the Yellow River and set a new Florida record in the process. In their native range they grow to more than 100 pounds. Fisheries biologists say they likely will reach similar weights here. STRANGE CATS The mystery of the Wisconsin LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Restorer Alan Ritchie poses with the Wisconsin, a navigable craft.

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CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA SP O RTS www.apalachtimes.com A Section By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The Franklin County Seahawks varsity baseball team closed out the 2012 season last month in the opening game of the district playoffs, losing an 8-7 nailbiter against South Walton on April 23 at Bozeman. The Seahawks, who nished 3-9 in district play and 6-19 overall, jumped ahead 6-1, after exploding for four runs in the top of the second. In their opening at-bats, the Seahawks took a 2-0 lead, after Austin Larkin reached rst on a elders choice, advanced to third on a Skyler Hutchinson single and scored when Brennan Walden singled to left eld. Hutchinson scored when James Newell slammed a line drive single to center. In the top of the second, Seth Rogers got the rally going when he led off with a double, and then advanced to third on a sacri ce by Logan McLeod. Rogers and McLeod scored when Zach Armistead singled to center. After Buffkin sacri ced and Larkin walked, Buffkin and Armistead scored when Walden smacked a single to center. South Walton, which managed only two hits, one each given up by pitchers Huchinson and Armistead, fought their way back in the game, and tied it up 6-6 after four innings. In the top of the fth, Buffkin reached on a elders choice and then advanced when Larkin singled. A Hutchinson walk loaded the bases, which led to a Buffkin score when Walden singled to center. Clinging to a thin 7-6 lead, the Seahawks, who had banged out 11 hits on the day, gave up a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth to endure the loss. Walden shone at the plate, going 4-for-5 and tallying four RBIs. Armistead added a pair of RBIs, while he went 1-for-3 at the plate. On the mound, Hutchinson walked four and struck out one, while giving up six runs, while Armistead in relief walked two, struck out two and gave up two runs. In their last three outings, the Seahawks were shelled 10-0 by Aucilla Christina, while losing close ones, both 5-2, to Bozeman and Arnold. On April 10 at home against Bozeman, the Seahawks fell behind 2-0 and then tied it up in the bottom of the fth when Buffkin singled, and advanced when both Walden and Hutchinson were hit by pitches. Buffkin and Hutchinson both scored on a Newell double to left. Three runs by Bozeman in the top of the seventh spelled defeat for Franklin County. Newell went the distance on the mound, striking out four, walking three and giving up just one earned run on nine hits. On April 17 at Aucilla, the Seahawks managed only two hits, a Larkin single in the rst and a Buffkin single in the sixth. Hutchinson and Walden shared pitching duties in the 10-0 loss, as Hutchinson struck out three and walked three while giving up eight runs, and Walden struck out two and walked one while giving up two runs. On April 19 at Arnold, the Seahawks spotted Arnold a pair of runs, and then tied it up in the top of the fourth. After Hutchinson reached on an error, Walden singled to advance him, and Newell sacri ced to advance both runners. Hutchison scored after Rogers reached on an error, and then Walden scored on an Armistead single to left. Arnold added three more runs to ensure their win. Armistead went the distance for the hawks, striking out eight, walking three and giving up three earned runs on nine hits over six innings. At Senior Night at The Nest April 13, Armistead was honored along with fellow seniors Marcus Dalton, Chance Buffkin, Brennan Walden, Austin Larkin and Colton Sheridan. Escorted by their parents, each was presented with a large framed photograph of them playing. The US Army Corps of Engineers is conducting a Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) at the former Camp Gordon Johnston, a Formerly Used Defense Site in Franklin County. During World War II, the military used over 159,000 acres for an Army Amphibious Training Center. The site surrounds (but does not include) the Town of Carrabelle and is bounded to the north by the Apalachicola National Forest, the Gulf of Mexico to the south and east and Tates Hell Swamp to the west. It also includes Dog Island. The purpose of the study is to determine what type of contamination may be present as a result of past military activities and where it might be. This notice is to let you know we are: Conducting a Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study. Soliciting interest in a Restoration Advisory Board (RAB). Holding a community meeting. It is important for the public to participate in the remedial process, so the Corps is considering establishing a RAB. RABs include people from the community, government, environmental regulators and the Corps. Members review and comment on materials related to restoration activities and serve as voluntary liaisons between the community and the Corps. They receive no compensation. Call 866.279.4880 or email FUDS.Florida@usace.army.mil if you are interested in serving. We are holding a community meeting on May 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm at Chillas Hall in Lanark Village. We will describe how the military used the site and explain previous and current investigations. Project documents are available for review at the Franklin County Public Library, Carrabelle Branch located at 311 St. James Avenue, Carrabelle, Florida 32322. Attend: Community Meeting, May 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm Chillas Hall, 156 Heffernan Drive, Lanark Village Visit: http://fuds.saj.usace.army.mil Franklin County Public Library Carrabelle Branch Call: 866.279.4880 Email: FUDS.Florida@usace.army.mil Former Camp Gordon Johnston BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL For AUDITING SERVICES The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners (the County) is requesting proposals from rms or individuals for the provision of professional Audit Services. Late submittals received after the deadline date, either by Mail, or otherwise, will not be considered and returned unopened. The time of receipt will be determined by the time received in the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners ofce. It is the sole responsibility of the rm for assuring that the RFP is received in the clerks ofce by the designated date and time. No faxed, electronic or oral RFP will be accepted. To be considered, Firm/Team must submit an original and ten (10) copies of RFP in a sealed envelope or package, clearly marked with the Firm/Teams name and address, and the words Audit Services: RFP addressed to: Franklin County Board of County Commissioners, Franklin County Clerk of Court, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320. RFPs will be received until 4:30 p.m., Local Time, on Monday, May 14, 2012. RFPs will be opened at the Franklin County Board of County Commission Meeting Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at the Franklin County Courthouse Annex Board Room. Copies of required information for the RFP, Financial Statements and Budgets are available in the Franklin County Clerk of Courts ofce, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., E.T., as well as the county website at www.franklincountyorida.com The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids deemed in the best interest of the County. Thursday, May 3, 2012 Page 9 Seahawks fall in playoff cliffhanger Photos by DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Players honored on Senior Night are, from left, Marcus Dalton, Chance Buffkin, Zach Armistead, Colton Sheridan, Brennan Walden and Austin Larkin. Zach Armistead on the mound

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Local A10 | The Times Thursday, May 3, 2012 The new set created a new focal point for the festival, away from the pavilion which now was entirely under the direction of the Carrabelle senior citizens. As permanent hosts, the seniors raised more than $700, offering lunches and dinners and Miss Merles pies, providing courtesy limo rides and socializing with guests, meeting and greeting everyone with small-town warmth. Back at the stage, musicians Debi Jordan and Kimberly Harrington warmed up for the afternoons main attraction, the ever-popular Fishy Fashion Show, hosted by Joan Matey, who cocreated the event some years back with Jan Neshat. I have learned that I have to take extra care that the out ts t the models, and they have to look good in them. The costumes look great on a hanger, but its a big challenge to make them t whichever volunteers are in them, said Matey, whose narration describing the various detritus that formed the out ts was as funny as the clothes themselves. With a nice painted backdrop by Christopher Massey, and easy access to the stage from the former Riverview Restaurant, the show opened with a wedding ceremony conducted by Captain Chuck Spicer, of Ashlyn Mitchell, as the Bayside Bride, and Josh Childs, as the Sea Tramp Groom. Following the imaginary nuptials were, in order: Sponge Bonnet Sue (Chelsie Woods), Crabbin Belle (Alice Mathis), Red Tide She-Devil (City Commissioner Charlotte Schneider), Cabana Gal (Brandy Strops), Ann-net (Stephanie Provenzano), Maritime Marshal (John Hosford), Estuary Fairy (Cayce Daniels), Sea Vamp (Lesley Cox), Defender of the Deep (Dan Cox), Princess of the Sea (Samantha Emswiler), Beach Bandito (Christopher Massey) and an enormous Water Dragon, brought to life by Miranda and Kayla Pilger. An huge plastic duck that sat in the middle of the grounds touted the Carrabelle Lions Club duck race, which ended up raising more than $1,100 as ticketholders watched to see if their numbered ducky would be rst down the river. The winner of the $750 prize went to John Posey. Musical storytellers Ken Horne and Howard Pardue were joined in part by banjo player Frank Lindamood as they performed bluegrass and folk songs to an audience lounging on hay bales. The national historic landmark the Governor Stone, a 65-foot two-mast schooner built in 1877, took visitors out on a couple trips during the day, but mainly it was for boarding and picture taking. Mimi Shaw of, BJs s Party House Klown Kapers, brought down a troupe of about two dozen swashbuckling pirates, actors who performed skits and sword ghts as impromptu performance art in keeping with the theme of Pirates of the Carrabellian. We do this four or ve years and well become the pirate festival for the region, Allen said. Theres a whole group of people who love pirates. The sand sculpture was gone this year, with those funds going to childrens activities that included a kidZONE, a pirates treasure hunt for toddlers, and plenty of arts and crafts. Allen said thought is being given to turning the event, which receives support from the Tourist Development Council, into a Friday and Saturday show, with Friday evening catering to adults, but no alcohol, and a really wholesome kid friendly thing on Saturday, Allen said. Now that we have a stage we already have people calling us and wanting to play, he said. Weve created something thats a venue now. Its a matter of ramping that up and doing more along those lines. The stage has been stored at City Hall and is available for others in the community to use, Allen said. He said he was pleased the festival featured only local food vendors, who served fresh seafood. Every one of them had some local connection, Allen said. All the money that came through this town is staying in local economy. You know how proud I am of that? He said he had received good reviews from the vendors, some of whom had gangbuster sales, while others were more modest. But the main thing they appreciate is the hospitality, beginning with a buffet thrown on their behalf Friday evening in Harrys courtyard. They come down not because they know theyre going to rake it in. They just enjoy it because of the way we treat them, Allen said. They tell me theyve never had that done for them at any other festival. RIVERFRONT from page A1 A10 | The Times Thursday, May 3, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 76996T IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PENSACOLA DIVISION IN ADMIRALTY Case No. 3:11cv549/MCR/CJK SE PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. M/V PLAYFUL SEAS (In Rem); EMERALD COAST TRANSPORTATION SERVICES, INC., a Florida corporation (In Personam); etc. Defendants. NOTICE OF UNITED STATES MARSHALS SALE By virtue of an Order granting Plaintiffs Motion For Default Final Judgment issued by this Court in this action on April 3, 2012, notice is hereby given that Plaintiff will sell at public auction on an AS IS, WHERE IS basis, for cashiers check, or certified check, on May 24, 2012, at 12:00 p.m. C.T. at Miller Marine Yacht Service, Inc., 7141 Grassy Point Road, Panama City, FL 32409, the following vessel: M/V Playful Seas, Official Number #1064850, Hull ID Number ETL38501C898, together with the following property, whether or not removed from the Vessel, all of which shall also be deemed to be included within the meaning of the term Vessel, as used herein: all hire, freight, masts, cables, engines, machinery, bowsprits, rigging, boats, anchors, chains, tackle, apparel, furniture, fittings, tools, pumps, equipment supplies, etc., and all replacements thereof, now or hereafter belonging to or attached to and forming part of or used in connection with the Vessel; and all appurtenances and accessories now or hereafter belonging to the Vessel; and all additions and improvements now or hereafter made to the Vessel The vessel will be sold to the highest and best bidder. Said sale will be subject to the confirmation of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. With the exception of the Plaintiff, the highest and best bidder will be required to deliver to the Marshal at the close of auction a non-refundable deposit of at least ten (10%) percent of the bid price in cashiers check, or certified check, with the remaining balance thereof to be paid by cashiers check, or certified check, payable to the U.S. Marshal within three (3) working days after sale. For all parties interested in the vessel, please contact: Jeffrey P. Whitton Post Office Box 1956 Panama City, FL 32402 Telephone: (850) 769-7040 Facsimile: (850) 769-3014 Dated this 13th day of April, 2012. ED SPOONER UNITED STATES MARSHAL April, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 2012 86997T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-310-CA PREMIER BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. ALBERT A. SIMPLER a/k/a ALBERT A. SIMPLER, III, and OSPREY PORTFOLIO, LLC, Defendants. NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1) OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on March 27, 2012, in Case No. 2011-310-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit for Franklin County, Florida, in which PREMIER BANK is the Plaintiff, and ALBERT A. SIMPLER a/k/a ALBERT A. SIMPLER, III, and OSPREY PORTFOLIO, LLC, are the Defendants, that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Franklin County, Florida, will sell at public sale the following described real property: LOT 8, Breezy Point, (Unrecorded) Begin at the Northeast corner of Lot 7 of Breezy Point a subdivision as per map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 15 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, From said POINT OF BEGINNING run North 73 degrees 40 minutes 25 seconds East 100.00 feet, thence run South 06 degrees 18 minutes 56 seconds West 449.79 feet, thence run South 50 degrees 49 minutes 43 seconds West 101.43 feet to a point lying on the Northeasterly right-of-way boundary of Five Points Road, said point also lying on a curve concave to the Southwesterly, thence run Northwesterly along said right-of-way boundary and said curve having a radius of 2039.70 feet, through a central angle of 01 degrees 26 minutes 16 seconds, for an arc distance of 51.18 feet, chord being North 38 degrees 26 minutes 46 seconds West 51.18 feet, thence leaving said right-ofway boundary and said curve run North 06 degrees 18 minutes 56 seconds East 463.09 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. And LOT 9 (Unrecorded) Commence at the Northeast corner of Lot 7 of Breezy Point a subdivision as per map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 15 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida and run North 73 degrees 40 minutes 25 seconds East 100.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue North 73 degrees 40 minutes 25 seconds East 100.00 feet, thence run South 06 degrees 18 minutes 56 seconds West 425.90 feet, thence run South 51 degrees 23 minutes 26 seconds West 210.73 feet to a point lying on the Northeasterly right-of-way boundary of Five Points Road said point also lying on a curve concave to the Southwesterly, thence run Northeasterly along said right-of-way boundary and said curve having a radius of 2039.70 feet, through a central angle of 00 degrees 33 minutes 43 seconds, for an arc distance of 20.01 feet, chord being North 38 degrees 53 minutes 24 seconds West 20.01 feet, thence leaving said right-of-way boundary and said curve run North 50 degrees 49 minutes 43 seconds East 101.43 feet, thence run North 06 degrees 18 minutes 56 seconds East 449.79 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. The sale will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., to the highest bidder for cash, at the door of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated April 2, 2012. MARCIA JOHNSON Franklin County Clerk of Court Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk April 26, May 3, 2012 87069T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 11-188-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to Wakulla Bank, Plaintiff, vs. THE SQUARE GROUP, LLC, JOHN P. DANIEL, BETTY BLAIR DANIEL, JANICE MCFARLAND, ALAINE SOLBURG, as Personal Representative of the Estate of WILLIAM SOLBURG, and UNKNOWN TENANTS, Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 10, 2012, entered in Case No. 11-188-CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to Wakulla Bank, a Florida banking corporation, is the Plaintiff, and THE SQUARE GROUP, LLC, JOHN P. DANIEL, BETTY BLAIR DANIEL, JANICE McFARLAND, ALAINE SOLBURG, as Personal Representative of the Estate of WILLIAM SOLBURG, and UNKNOWN TENANTS are the Defendants, the undersigned will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on May 16, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure to-wit: EXHIBIT A Begin at a nail and cap (marked #2919) marking the Southeast corner of Lot 10, Block 2 of Coombs Addition to Carrabelle, Florida as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 11 of the public records of Franklin County, Florida, said point lying on the intersection of the Northerly right of way boundary of U.S. Highway No. 98 with the Westerly right of way boundary of Tallahassee Street. From said Point of Beginning run North 58 degrees 58 minutes 40 seconds West along said Northerly right of way boundary 39.90 feet to a X scribed in concrete, thence leaving said right of way boundary run North 01 degrees 45 minutes 00 seconds East 28.50 feet to an X scribed in concrete, thence run North 77 degrees 31 minutes 50 seconds West 19.32 feet to an X scribed in concrete, thence run North 66 degrees, 31 minutes, 55 seconds Before celebrating Cinco de Mayo, there was a Cinco de Mayo Storytime in Carrabelle on Tuesday afternoon, May 1. Dont forget to visit Franklin County Public Library in Eastpoint this Friday, May 4 at 3:30 p.m. for El Dia De Los Nios and Los Libros, which translated means the Day of the Children and the Books. This celebration of books is celebrated at libraries all around the United States. It promotes awareness of the children who have the ability to speak and understand more than the English language. This is the sixth annual celebration at the Eastpoint Branch offering bi-lingual activities for children of all ages. There will be a puppet show featuring puppeteer Ed Aguiar and library volunteer Kate Aguiar acting as narrator for the featured Chicks and Salsa book. Other activities for this event are derived from other cultures since there are families from diverse populations that live here in Franklin County. The library offers bilingual materials for these families including adult and childrens books, audios, and DVDs. New families to this region may not know of the assistance offered at the library and other county agencies. Please call for more details at the Eastpoint branch, 670-8151 or 697-2366 at the Carrabelle branch. Your County Library Classi eds The Fish fashion Shows Water Dragon, brought to life by Miranda and Kayla Pilger. Far right, Cayce Daniels was delightful as the Estuary Fairy Photos by DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times John Hosford as the Maritime Marshal works to rustle up buyers of duck race tickets.

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, May 3, 2012 The Times | A11 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. Total Down Pmt $7752000 Chevy Monte Carlo T otal Price $4,5000% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West 850-215-1769 9am-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday You Are Automatically Approved If You Can Make Payments On Time!!! Total Down Pmt $8752002 Ford Explorer -3 Rows T otal Price $5,5000% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West 850-215-1769 9am-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday You Are Automatically Approved If You Can Make Payments On Time!!! Total Down Pmt $15752003 Chevy Silverado -X/Cab T otal Price $8,5000% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West 850-215-1769 9am-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday You Are Automatically Approved If You Can Make Payments On Time!!! Total Down Pmt $6751999 Ford F-150 Extended Cab T otal Price $5,2000% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West 850-215-1769 9am-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday You Are Automatically Approved If You Can Make Payments On Time!!! 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 DOUBLEWIDE UNFURNISHED Large Yard, In Country ....................................$700 2 BR MOBILE HOME UNFURNISHED Country, Private ..............................................$550 1 BR FURNISHED CONDO Nice, Includes Utilities.....................................$910 1 BR RIVER CONDO, BOAT SLIP 3 Night Minimum ..........................$105 Plus Daily 1 BR 1BA, UNFURNISHED APT Lanark, Remodeled, Inc Water .......................$475 2 BR 1BA UNFURNISHED APT Lanark ...............................................$375 & $450 1 BR, SUN ROOM/DAY BED Furnished, Lanark, Inc Utilities ......................$650 2BR 1BA MOBILE HOME Fenced Yard ....................................................$500 1BR REMODELED HOUSE Carrabelle .......................................................$450 OFFICE SPACE Hwy 98 Frontage, Carrabelle .....$400 Plus Utilities 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 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. Food Svs/HospitalityServersExperienced, customer oriented servers. High base plus tips. Apply Water Street Hotel 329 Water Street, Apalachicola 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#: 34206692 Text FL06692 to 56654 Sales/Business DevPart TimeRetail Salesperson NeededMust be hard working, dependable, and have own transportation. Willing to work weekends and holidays. Apply at All That Jazz 84 Market Street, Apalachicola (850) 653-4800 Web ID#: 34207835 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. ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free: 800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW West 18.51 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261), thence run North 00 degrees 07 minutes 34 seconds West 13.86 feet to a re-rod, thence run South 88 degrees 59 minutes 25 seconds East 70.17 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261) lying on the Westerly right of way boundary of Tallahassee Street, thence run South 00 degrees, 45 minutes 15 seconds West along said right of way boundary 73.23 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after sale. DATED this 19th day of April, 2012. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of Circuit Court Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk April 26, Mary 3, 2012 87087T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2010-CA-000518 CitiMortgage, Inc. Plaintiff, vs. Timothy Ray Davis a/k/a Timothy R. Davis a/k/a Timothy Davis and Loretta S. Davis a/k/a Loretta Davis, Husband and Wife; Atlantic Credit & Finance Inc., as Assignee of HSBC Card Services; Franklin County, Florida; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 12, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000518 of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein CitiMortgage, Inc., Plaintiff and Timothy Ray Davis a/k/a Timothy R. Davis a/k/a Timothy Davis and Loretta S. Davis a/k/a Loretta Davis, Husband and Wife are defendant (s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder or cash AT THE WEST FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURT-HOUSE, LOCATED ON HWY 98, IN APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on June 5, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: ALL OF LOTS 19, 20, AND 21, OF BLOCK 243, IN GREATER APALACHICOLA, IN THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, IN COMMON USE. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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 ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301; (850) 577-4430 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. KENDALL WADE Clerk of the Circuit Court Franklin County, FL Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Submitted By: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813) 880-8888 (813) 880-8800 April 26, May 3, 2012 87117T 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 H’COLA located at 297-23rd Avenue, in the County of FRANKLIN, in the City of Apalachicola, Florida, 32320 intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Apalachicola Florida, this 24th day of April, 2012. Hillside Coalition of Laborers for Apalachicola, Inc. May 3, 2012 87175T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-000326-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, Plaintiff, vs. DUSTIN COOK, a/k/a DUSTIN K. COOK Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 24, 2012, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market St., Apalachicola, FL 32320 at 11:00 a.m. on June 5, 2012, the following described property: Lots 1 and 2, Block 235 (56), Keough’s Second Addition to the Town of Carrabelle, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2 at Page 20 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. DATED: April 24, 2012. Marcia Johnson Clerk of Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk May 3, 10, 2012 87171T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 07-000295-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, d/b/a Coastal Community Mortgage, Plaintiff, vs. RUBY J. LITTON and DANNY J. LITTON Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 23, 2012, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market St., the following described property: Lot 3, of Block I, St. James Bay Subdivision, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 7, Pages 39-46, Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Dated: April 24, 2012. Marcia Johnson Clerk of Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk May 3, 10, 2012 87177T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIR CUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-000233-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, as successor in interest to Wakulla Bank, Plaintiff, vs. Dennett I. Rainey, a/k/a Dennett Rainey, The Palms & Bluffs at St. Teresa Owners Association, Inc., and Tallahassee State Bank, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 24, 2012, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market St., Apalachicola, FL 32320 at 11:00 a.m. on June 5, 2012, the following described property: Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the PALMS AT ST. TERESA, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 40, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. AND Lots 1, 2 and 3 of the BLUFF AT ST. TERESA, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 41, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida AND Lots 1, 2, and 3, Mossy Oak Preserve, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 99, of the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida. AND Lot B, Mossy Oak Preserve Phase 2, a re-plat of Lot 4, Mossy Oak Preserve, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 15, of the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida. DATED: April 24, 2012. Marcia Johnson Clerk of Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk May 3, 10, 2012 Incorrect Insertion PolicyFor Classified In-column AdvertisersAll ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser to insure correctness. The newspaper will assume correctness at the time of the read-back procedure unless otherwise informed. Please your ad. Advertisers are requested to check the advertisement on the first insertion for correctness. Errors should be reported immediately. Your Florida Freedom newspaper will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for any error in advertisements to a greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the error. Any copy change, during an ordered schedule constitutes a new ad and new charges. We do not guarantee position of ANY ad under any classification. Adopt: A loving Creative Financially Secure Couple, Warm, Stable Family life awaits precious baby FLBar42311 1-800-552-0045 *Expenses paid* -Apalachicola49 9th St. Saturday May 5th 8am-?YARD SALETo Benefit First Baptist Church Christian School We have a variety of good items too choose from!TextFL 07812 to 56654 Apalachicola: 152 17th St. Fri & Sat 9am to ...Garage SaleWomen’s clothing, shoes, purses, books, household items, etc. Text FL07831 to 56654 Education/TrainingPreschoolCapital Area Community Action Agency is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 school year for the following positions: *Center Director/ Teacher *Teacher Assistant *Cook For more information or to apply online go to: www.cacaainc.org or call (850) 222-2043 for application. Web ID#: 34207668 Text FL07688 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. George’s Island Food Svs/HospitalityBartender / Therapist NeededThe Port Inn/Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for a part time bartender. The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of liquors, beers, wines, and mixology techniques, but we are willing to train the right person. If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Food Svs/HospitalityEvening Cook NeededThe Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for an evening cook. The ideal candidate will have restaurant experience, but we are willing to train the right person. Applicants must have the ability to function in a fast paced environment while remaining professional and friendly. Candidates must be able to work weekends and holidays, dependability is a must! If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESAccepting Applications *Full-time reservationist w/ great benefits. *Part-time maintenance office clerk. Both positions require weekend work. Apply in person 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island Install/Maint/Repair The MainStay Suites and Port Inn are now accepting applications forRoom attendantsCandidates must be able to work weekends and holidays, 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. E.O.E, D.F.W.P. MainStay Suites 3951 E. Hwy 98 Port St. Joe Fl, 32456 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGworks hard ...filling the employment needs of area business firms, helping people to meet their prospective employers, helping people buy & sell all kinds of goods & services, and much more! Nothing works harder than the Classifieds! 747-5020 C l i n i c Clinic I n s t r u c t i o n a l Instructional D e n t i s t DentistTo provide clinical and didactic instruction to dental hygiene & dental assisting students. Includes an evidence-based dentistry approach to clinical evaluation and treatment of dental patients in the campus dental clinic. Requires: DMD or equivalent from an ADA accredited institution; current / active license to practice dentistry in good standing (FL license preferred); current CPR certi cation; current working knowledge/ experience in dentistry (within 6 months prior to application). $70k/yr (11 months). Position is Open Until Filled. Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Application (must be completed) & additional info:www.gulfcoast.edu/hr GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer. GCSC Equity O cer 850.872.3866

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Local A12 | The Times Thursday, May 3, 2012 Our local real estate experts have identied what they feel are the best values around and are oering them to you in Real Estate Picks! (In this section), Discover the best real estate values in Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Cape San Blas, St. George Island, Carrabelle and surrounding areas. 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Furnished, Appliances, HVAC & Water Heater like new. Carl King Ave. Listed by Janie Burke John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.com MLS#247025 $14,000 Eastpoint MAGNOLIA RIDGE One acre bank owned building site, located in a secluded area of beautiful Franklin County, paved roads and underground utilities make this a great location for a permanent residence or weekend retreat. Shadow Bay Dr. Listed by Michael Billings 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 GET YOUR AD IN 653-8868 Trades & Services Laban Bontrager, DMD Monica Bontrager, DMD 12761 Pea Ridge Road Bristol, Florida 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-5417 Bristol Dental Clinic DENTURE LAB ON PREMISES Same Day Service on Repairs and Relines Don Lively General Contractors L ICENSED AND I NSURED 20 Y EARS E XPERIENCE P .O. Box 439 C arrabelle, FL 32322 697-2783 or Mobile 566-2603 RC 0066499 R G0065255 Carrabelle Visa, Discover, and American Express Honored at Participating Ace Stores JACKSONS Building Supplies & Auto Repair Carrabelle 697-3333 We Deliver Anywhere Hardware and Paint Center Electrical & Finish Carpentry 850-229-6751 850-227-5666 Michael & Anthony T o n y P o l o r o n i s & S o n s I n c JOES LAWN CARE FULL LAWN MAINTENANCE AND TREE TRI MM ING WITH RE M OVAL OF ALL DEBRIS AND JUNK NEW CUSTOMERS 10% DIS C OUNT FROM YOUR PREVIOUS LAWN C ARE PROVIDER W ITH STAT E M EN T OF TH E COST FIRST C UT FREE W ITH V E RBAL COMMITM EN T TO AT L E AST 12 MO N THS OF S E RVIC E P LEASE C ALL 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 Carrabelle seniors host Saturday night dance The Carrabelle Senior Center, at 201 NW Avenue F, on the corner of 1st Street and NW Avenue F, will host a dance this Saturday evening, May 5, starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Music will be provided by local disc jockey Ron Vice, serving up a lively mix of Big Band dance tunes and mellow pop hits. Come down to the Senior Center to dance ... or just to listen to the music. For more information on the dance and other activities at the Senior Center visit www. CarrabelleSeniorCenter. com. Franklin Neighborhood Association to meet Saturday Cone out and join the newly organized Franklin neighborhood Association. A meeting will be held Saturday, May 5 at 1 p.m. at the Franklin Square Recreation Center on Sixth Street in Apalachicola. Its your community; come out and get involved. For further info call Myrtis WynnWilliams at 774-8844 or email wynnm@yahoo.com Dems to select state delegates Saturday The Democratic Party of Franklin County will hold their caucus to select delegates to the state convention on Saturday, May 5 at the Water Street Hotel, 329 Water Street, Apalachicola. Voting will take place between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Any Democrat registered to vote in Franklin County can vote in the caucus. Skate park plans Saturday Rockfest The Justin Brice Grif n Memorial Skate Park has worked out an all-star music lineup for the upcoming Saturday, May 5 Rockfest bene t, slated for Battery Park in downtown Apalachicola. Here is a preliminary list of who will be playing, and when:: Sliver of Hope 10 10:25 a.m.; Vices and Virtues 10:40 11:05 a.m.; Chris Ruiz 11:20 11:45 a.m.; Donovan Chapman Noon to 12:25 p.m.; Andre Lukiss 12:40 1:05 p.m.; Own Up 1:20 1:45 p.m.; Nothing Without Heart 2: 2:25 p.m.; Your Last Memory 2:40 3:05 p.m.; Our Last Days 3:20 3:45 p.m.; 5 Cent Shy 4 4:25 p.m.; 90 Proof 4:40 5:05 p.n.; The Stronghold 5:20 5:45 p.m.; Omen 6 6:25 p.m.; Geezus Chrysler 6:40 7:05 p.m.; SOL 7:20 8:05 p.m.; Hell Bottoms 8:15 9 p.m.; and Forever We Were 9:15 10 p.m. Come enjoy a day full of music. $10 at the gate. Bring your chairs and coolers. Food booths. Rockfest Memorabilia. Raf es. You dont want to miss this. Lots of fun for a great cause, to maintain and improve the skate park. Full moon climb Sunday at St. George Light The May Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be held Sunday, May 6. The sunset climb will take place from 8 to 9:30 p.m. and will include light hors doeuvres and a sparkling cider toast to the full moon. Cost is $15 for the general public and $10 for members of the St. George Lighthouse Association. The sun will set at 8:20 p.m. and the moon will rise at 9:19 p.m. After sunset, people are invited to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the full moon, as space and time permit. Cost is $10 for the general public and $5 for SGLA members. The lighthouse is at the center of St. George Island, where Island Drive (the road off the bridge) ends at Gulf Beach Drive. Parking is available in lots at either side of the park. Because space is limited, reservations are recommended, so to make them, of for more information, please contact the St. George Island Visitor Center at 927-7744 or toll free at 888-927-7744. Vet center to visit CGJ museum Tuesday On Tuesday, May 8, the Tallahassee Vet Center will be at the Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum in the Carrabelle Municipal Complex to counsel veterans concerning their VA bene ts. A private con dential room for this service is being provided by the museum. You might be eligible for VA bene ts if you are a veteran or veterans dependent; surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased veteran; uniformed service member; or present or former reservist or National Guard member. Eligibility for most VA bene ts is based upon discharge from active duty military service under other than dishonorable conditions and certain bene ts require service during wartime. The Tallahassee Vet Center will have staff personnel available to inform veterans of bene ts available through the Veterans Administration. No appointment is necessary, however if you wish to call or visit the Center in Tallahassee they are located at 548 Bradford Road. The phone is 942-8810 or toll free 877927-8387. You may also learn more about VA bene ts and services at: www.va.gov News BRIEFS



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xxxxx xxxxx xxxxxThursday, May 3, 2012 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM VOL. 127 ISSUE 1Phone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8036 Circulation: 800-345-8688Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . . A6 Faith . . . . . . . A7 Outdoors . . . . . A8 Tide Chart . . . . . A8 Sports . . . . . . A9 Classi eds . . . A10-A11 DEADLINES FOR NEXT WEEK: School News & Society: 11 a.m. Friday Real Estate Ads: 11 a.m. Thursday Legal Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Display Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Line Ads: 5 p.m. Monday xxxxx Contact Us xxxxx Out to see Index CHS alumni pride, A2By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com Operations at the Apalachicola Regional Airport have ground to a halt. At their Tuesday morning meeting, county commissioners learned the telephone at the airport had been disconnected. The website for the Federal Aviation Authority now states that no fuel or other services are available there. Several private citizens appeared at the meeting to comment on the situation. With no fuel and no services, we are wiped off the map, said realtor Kathy Robinson. We have a hangar out there and I dont know who to pay rent to. The countys 20-year contract with Bill Ruic, the former xed base operator (FBO), expired in February, but the county extended three more months. Ruic is president of the Apalachicola international Airport Center. Ted Mosteller, chairman of the airport advisory board, said the airport ran out off fuel about two weeks ago and Ruic did not order more. Ruic and his wife Pat, who lived in a mobile home at the airport, have sold it and now live inside the FBO hangar. Mosteller said that until Ruics lease runs out on Friday, May 4, the airport cant take action to bring fuel to the airport. Ruic said Tuesday afternoon that air traf c has been affected by the lack of fuel, and he has received telephone calls constantly from pilots impacted by the situation. Also in February, commissioners voted to enter negotiations with Fly High of Lexington, N.C., to assume the duties of FBO. At Tuesdays meeting, County Attorney Michael Shuler said negotiations with Fly High have stalled after he presented them with an amended contract last week.Service stalls at regional airport KATHY ROBINSON GARY SETTLE CHUCK MARKS RUSSELL CROFTONSee AIRPORT A5 Special to the TimesPamela Shiver has led her letter of intent to seek election to the of ce of District 5 school board member. Shiver, 41, of 64 Brian St., in Eastpoint, has led as no party af liation, since the seat is non-partisan. 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 would then appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot, provided she of cially quali es during the June 4-8 qualifying period. The following is a statement issued by the candidate: My name is Pamela Watson Shiver, and I have been married to my best friend, Scott Shiver, for 19 years. Between the two of us, we have ve children: Brandon Shiver, Nicole Shiver, A.J. Doll, Lindsey Doll and Natasha Shiver, foster son, Kruiz Dickerson, and six grandchildren. We have enjoyed raising our children in the same great community as my maternal greatgrandmother (Ola Shiver), Pam Shiver to run for school board PAM SHIVERSee SHIVER A5By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The 20th annual Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour this Saturday is both like and unlike its predecessors. As in years past, this years theme, A Passion for Preservation, will spotlight the citys historic century-old homes, with hundreds of visitors taking a walking tour of a dozen of the nest examples of what homeowners are capable of, with vision, resources and taste. Again there will be a lunch prepared by the ladies of Trinity Episcopal Church, whose aging structure, oated down from New York in 1839, is the bene ciary of restoration funds raised on the tour. And once again there will be a sealed bid auction, offering more than 50 unusual items that include a sublime 50-year-old movie poster from Elvis Presleys Roustabout, an exquisite 47-yearold Raggedy Ann doll in near perfect condition, a display of two mirrors from the oldest barber shop in town, and an entertaining 12-DVD collection from Johnny Carsons Tonight Show. Unique this year is the day-long guided tour Friday focusing on the varied architectural styles that mark Apalachicolas remarkable record of historical preservation.20th anniversary features all-day symposiumTour of Homes expands By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com A hot afternoon, a new stage, dueling pirates strolling down Marine Street, and a nice array of vendors and volunteers all spelled success for last weekends 22nd annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival. We were packed at capacity in our current layout, said Steve Allen, coordinator of the festival on behalf of Carrabelle Cares. We had over 120 registrations and after some of those cancelled, with all the non-pro ts and groups and attractions, we had at least 90. The festival was the picture of order and coordination, topped-off with a healthy dose of brilliant, even hot, spring weather. The Saturday afternoon crowd grew to a solid size, but Sunday proved to be far less robust, which was not unexpected. Sunday has always been dead, but we had as good as any Sunday weve ever had, Allen said. We had a bigger audience this year from outof-town than we did from locals. New this year was a permanent addition to the festival and the community, a stage built by Allen and his crew. Sunshine reigns over Carrabelle festival Down by the Down by the Down by the Down by the Down by the riverfront Photos by DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesThe Pirates of the Carrabellian duel along Marine Street. At top, Josh Childs, as the Sea Tramp Groom, smooches Ashlyn Mitchell, as the Bayside Bride.LANE AUTREY | Special to the TimesThe home of Olivier Monod, at 79 Ave. G.See RIVERFRONT A10 See HOMES A5 Spring Ghost Walk to be Saturday From 7-9 p.m. Saturday, May 5, the Apalachicola Area Historical Society will stage a ghost walk at the Chestnut Street Cemetery, between Sixth and Eighth streets on U.S. 98. Members of the historical society don costumes and take on the personas of past residents. $5 admission. Scout Regatta Saturday on island At 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, come to the Scout Regatta at the new county park on West Bayshore Drive near Ninth Street on St. George Island. Sponsored by the Franklin County Scout Troop and the St. George Island Yacht Club to bene t the scout sailing program. Everyone is invited. Low country boil and awards banquet at the park at 5:30 p.m. Donations accepted. For information, call Larry Hale 653-5818. Cinco de Mayo bene t Saturday This Saturday, May 5, come to the Cinco de Mayo bene t at Sometimes Its Hotter Seasoning Company, 112 E. Gulf Beach Drive on St. George Island, starting at 4:30 p.m. This bene ts the Franklin County Humane Society, and includes silent art auction, live music and esta foods. Margaritas, sangria, beer and wine available. For more information, call 9275039. Plein Air Paint-out begins today More than 20 nationally acclaimed artists are gathering on the Forgotten Coast to participate in the 7th annual Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational, Americas Great PaintOut, May 3-13. Events include Quickdraw event, Carrabelle, at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5.; Full Moon Paint, Apalachicola, 8-10 p.m. For list of events www.pleinair .com or call 800-378-8419.

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LocalA2 | The Times Thursday, May 3, 2012 ST. GEORGE ISLANDGulf view. 4BR/4BA close to center of island and convenient to center attractive kitchen. Lots of storage and lovely native landscaping.MLS# 245752.................$399,000 Travis Stanley 850.653.6477 Grayson Shepard 850.653.6718 GULF VIEWSt. George Island just half a block to the beach! 3 BR/2 BA, classic beach cottage with great decks, loft, widows walk. Right on beach access, popular rental!MLS#245466.................$299,000BEACHFRONT TOWNHOMESt. George Island. Beachfront 2BA/2.5BA townhome unit in 300 Ocean Mile. Enjoy the beachview from your front balconies! New roof, central air, paint, carpet, oven. Not on the rental market, low maintenance beach front living!MLS# 245710...............$375,000 GULF VIEW BEACHFRONT TOWNHOME Leon Teat 850.653.5656 Sandy Mitchem 850.899.8300BEACHFRONT CONDOSt. George Island 2BR/2BA with two balconies in Villas of St. George. Established rental history! 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Coupon Expires: 5-31-12 FREEEYE EXAMCODE: AP00Darren Payne, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract SurgeonLee Mullis, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract SurgeonTodd Robinson, M.D.Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Ruth Massey Varners smile shone just like the one she wore 75 years ago, when she was forward on an undefeated Mullet girls basketball team that ruled as champions throughout North Florida. At age 95, still comfortable on her feet, Varner, alongside her daughter Jennie Sanborn, met and greeted adoring friends, all younger than she, scooting around the old Carrabelle High School auditorium Saturday night like she was doing layups for coach Mamie Lee and coach Lorraine Tucker back in the day. Jennifer Worthy, probably not even 30, was happy to introduce herself to the venerable neighbor lady whose pretty owers used to attract her when she was a young girl. Ive been thrown out of her lawn so many times for picking her plants, she said. Varner was the high schools valedictorian in 1937, one of six guys and seven girls in the class. The family didnt have much money, and anyway girls didnt go to college like they do today. So she went to work at the Kilbourn Fish and Ice Company, and when the war broke out, at Camp Gordon Johnston. For 85-year-old Rex Massey, the war meant leaving the comforting connes of Carrabelle High in 1943, at age 17, to join the Navy. After signing up in Tallahassee, Masseys service led to an assignment on LST 1024, a landing ship tank that saw action in the Leyte in the Philippines among its South Paci c duties. Massey joked with Harry Gray, a Carrabelle alumnus a good 25 years younger, that the initials LST for the 351 feet long by 50 feet wide watercraft stood for long slow target. Massey did nine more years in the Navy, also serving in the Korean War before leaving the service in 1952, but he never did get that Carrabelle diploma. He still managed a successful career working oil rigs throughout the South, and now is among fewer than a half-dozen of his 128 shipmates still around to attend the upcoming reunion in Missouri. In addition to a dazzling buffet meal, complete with everything from BBQ, fried chicken and crawfish to homemade cupcakes topped with CHS, the reunion featured a chance for alums to pore over old yearbooks, see old friends and even join in the singing of the alma mater, led by Willard Vinson, class of 55, Genevieve Putnal, 57 and Babs Bailey and Annette Vinson, both 58. At another poignant moment, Buz Putnal went to the middle of the stage to recite a poem he had written to capture his feelings when CHS closed down for good a few years ago. Pam McKenzie 74, and her brother Doug Young 71, children of the schools famed coach Tex Young, worked to organize this third annual gathering of former Mullets and Green Devils and Pirates, alumni of a school that served the community for more than a century. McKenzie said that after their old high school was closed, and some of the schools memorabilia was lost, friends decided to do a reunion every year. to save the memory of Carrabelle High School alive. She said that if anyone has memorabilia that can help in their effort, they ask only to borrow it for a short while so they can make copies and return it. Mullets swim through high school memories Photos by DAVID ADLERSTEIN | the TimesRuth Massey Varner, left, greets Jennifer Worthy, right, while Varners daughter Jennie Sanborn stands at center. Singing the CHS alma mater are, from left, Willard Vinson, Babs Bailey, Genevieve Putnal, and Annette Vinson Visit www. apalachtimes.com to view a photo gallery of the reunion Former Mullets pose for a picture Catherine Scott, seated, shares memories triggered by an old CHS yearbook. Buz Putnal recites a poem he had written.

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LocalThe Times | A3Thursday, May 3, 2012Free lm Saturday at Crooked River LightOn Saturday, May 5 there will be a full moon climb at the Crooked River Lighthouse and a free outdoor movie. This months vintage ick .is the 1958 version of The Old Man and the Sea, starring Spencer Tracy. The lm starts at 7:45 p.m. Bring a chair. You can watch the movie from the deck of the pirate ship Carrabella, if youd like. Climb the tower for $10 and get a tasty beverage and a delicious treat from outstanding pastry chef Sally Crown. Please help to support this important maritime landmark. For more information, call 697-2732.Seahawk Showcase offers campus tours May 11Franklin County Schools Seahawk Showcase from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 11. All parents and community are invited to attend. During the showcase, parents and community will have an opportunity to take a tour of the campus to see all the wonderful things our students and teachers are doing and visit various special programs, such as culinary arts and wood shop. Stay tuned for more information.FCSWA to meet May 14 in EastpointThe Franklin County Seafood Workers Association will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 14, at the Eastpoint rehouse house. They will be discussing relaying and shelling, and will still be doing sign-ups. They will also be asking for board member sign-ups and are still seeking a treasurer. The FCSWA will be discussing possible grant funding that may be available. Please attend. If any questions, call Shannon Harts eld, president, or Jennifer Millender, secretary, at (850) 597-0787Putt Putters sought for May 19 tourneyThe second annual miniature golf tournament to bene t the Franklin County Library will be Saturday, May 19, at the Red Pirate Family Grill. Last year 19 teams vied for the trophy and green jackets, and more are expected this year. For more information or to sponsor a team, contact Anna Carmichael 370-6763 or anna. carmichael@yahoo.com. FREE ADMISSION FOOD, FUN, GAMESAND PRIZES IF YOU LIVEINFRANKLIN OR GULF COUNTY AND ARE PREGNANT OR HAD A BABYIN THE LAST 6 MONTHS, YOU & YOUR FAMILY ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US.There will be information on various topics such as:*Safe Sleep for Babies Breast feeding Parenting Childbirth Substance Abuse Community Resources and much more! LOTS OF FABULOUS DOOR PRIZES!NewbornSponsor Gulf County Tobacco Prevention Program Third Trimester Sponsor Florida KidCare SecondTrimester Sponsor North Florida Womens Care FirstTrimester Sponsors Usborne Books, Preble-Rish, Inc. Prenatal Sponsors GCHD Womens Center, United Way of NWFL, North Florida Child Development, Franklin County Literacy, Bay County WIC, Sacred Heart Pediatrics, George E. Weems Memorial Hospital, Childrens Home Society Early Steps, Anchorage Childrens Home and Healthy Families. FREE ADMISSION FREE ADMISSION M emorial Hospital, Childrens Home Anchorage Childrens Home and INVITATION TO BIDThe FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS are requesting sealed bids from any qualied individuals or rms to perform the:ALLIGATOR POINT DEBRIS OR COMPLETE REVETMENT REMOVAL PROJECTBIDS will be received until 4:00 p.m., E.T. on Monday, May 14, 2012 at the ofce of the Clerk of Circuit Court, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320, and the bids will be opened in the Commission Chambers at the Courthouse Annex, 34 Forbes Street, Apalachicola on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 during the regularly scheduled county commission meeting which starts at 9:00 a.m. The public is invited to attend. A MANDATORY Pre-BID Meeting will be held on Monday, May 7, 2012 at 1:30 p.m., E.T. at the site on Alligator Point weather dependent. Point of Contact will be Michael Dombrowski, P.E. at 850-654-1555. BIDS will only be accepted from rms in attendance at this pre-BID meeting. The WORK consists of the removal of unsuitable rock, concrete, and wood materials and other identied debris located along the existing granite revetment between DEP Reference Monument R-211.4 and R-213.1. FRANKLIN COUNTY will also consider alternate BIDS for the complete removal of the existing granite rock revetment in additional to the debris previously dened. The SUCCESSFUL BIDDER shall properly dispose of the materials as indicated in the BIDDING and CONTRACT DOCUMENTS. The date for the FINAL COMPLETION of the Work shall be 60 days from the date on the NOTICE TO PROCEED presented to the SUCCESSFUL BIDDER. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the WORK within the specied time frame shall be $1,000.00 per day. All BIDS must be made on the required BID Forms. FRANKLIN COUNTY requires that all responses include a BID for removal of debris only and an ALTERNATE BID for complete removal of the revetment. All blank spaces for BID prices must be lled in, in ink or typewritten, and the BID Form must be fully completed and executed when submitted. Please place SEALED BID, YOUR COMPANY NAME, PROJECT NAME, and the BID NUMBER on the outside of the submitted envelope, and include the original bid, plus six (6) copies. The original bid plus six (6) copies should be included. The BID must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes. BIDDING and CONTRACT DOCUMENTS can be obtained from MRD ASSOCIATES, INC., 543 Harbor Boulevard, Suite 204, Destin, Florida 32541, (850) 654-1555. Cost for Plans and Specications will be $25.00 per set if sent via mail and is non-refundable, or no cost if send via email. Checks shall be made out to MRD ASSOCIATES, INC. FRANKLIN COUNTY reserves the right to accept or reject any and all BIDS in whole or in part, to waive informalities in the BIDDING or BIDDING AND CONTRACT documents, to obtain new BIDS, or to postpone the BID opening. Un-successful BIDs shall be valid for 90 days after the BID opening. FRANKLIN COUNTY is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Arrest REPORTThe following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce. This report was made by of cers from the Apalachicola Police Department (APD), Carrabelle Police Department (CPD) and the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce (FCSO). All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty. April 17 Tyler M. Hollon, 22, Lanark Village, domestic battery (FCSO) April 24 Robert L. Smith, 53, Apalachicola, violation of probation (FCSO) Jeremy J. Turrell, 24, Apalachicola, failure to appear, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of cannabis, and attaching improper license plate (FCSO) April 25 Damon B. Walker, 35, Apalachicola, driving while license suspended or revoked, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, eeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement of cer and possession of a rearm by a convicted felon (APD) April 26 Lorne H. Hicks, Jr., 21, Wewahitchka, domestic battery (APD) Jaime D. Guthrie, 43, Eastpoint, Leon County warrant for withholding child support (FCSO) April 27 Marquez Williams, 19, Apalachicola, battery (FCSO) Roy M. Williams, Jr., 18, Apalachicola, battery (FCSO) James D. Creamer, 30, Apalachicola, uttering and violation of probation (FCSO) George R. Needer, 53, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FCSO) Thomas C. Calhoun, 41, Eastpoint, traf cking in a controlled substance, sale of a controlled substance and violation of probation (FCSO) Mark W. Boyd, 39, Shelby, NC, 13 counts of grand theft (FCSO) Allen J. McDuf e, 51, Shelby, NC, 13 counts of grand theft (FCSO) Heather L. Hicks, 24, Apalachicola, failure to appear (APD) April 28 Jewayne M. ONeal, 34, Apalachicola, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis (APD) Candace R. Hill, 40, Apalachicola, violation of probation (APD) April 29 Michael E. Jordan, 21, Lake City, resisting of cer without violence and disorderly intoxication (FCSO) Justin D. Massey, 21, Carrabelle, violation of probation (CPD) Bradley R. Cardin, 19, Eastpoint, driving while license suspended or revoked and violation of probation (FCSO) Jamil P. Knight, 29, Tallahassee, DUI (FCSO) Joshua R. Collins, 28, Carrabelle, violation of probation (FCSO) Southerland decries federal governments driftBy LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com On April 9, Rep. Steve Southerland held a town hall meeting in Apalachicola. The Panama City Republican described the federal government as a raging river that has overowed the banks it was designed to run through. Washington in many ways has drifted so far from the people, he said. It is not a re ection of the people any more. Southerland said the $16 trillion national debt is the greatest challenge faced by the country in recent history. He said he is holding town hall meetings to develop communication with his constituents. The best ideas come from the American people, he said. Touching on immigration reform, Southerland defended manual laborers in low-income jobs. Theres a lot of people I would send out of this country before I send people with calluses on their hands, he said. Tax Collector Jimmy Harris questioned Southerland on increasing the county tax base. He said the large untaxed government land holdings, and large area of agricultural land belonging to The St. Joe Co., reduce the countys revenue. Is there something that can be done for our county to compensate us for what comes off our tax rolls? Harris asked. Southerland answered that the problem was complex, and that government rules and trade agreements with Canada have hampered the timber industry in the United States. He said a national forest is not a national park, and that timber should be harvested to generate revenue. He said he is ghting for county water rights and to have the Army Corps of Engineers dredge the Eastpoint Channel. He complimented the county on environmental awareness. I am amazed at how the business community and environmentalists realized that if the bay isnt taken care of, then nobody wins, he said. So youve got a partnership that you dont often see in other places. In answer to a question posed by Veterans Service Of cer William Scott, Southerland said the solution to providing better health care for veterans is to bring the cost of health care down for everyone. Southerland, a staunch opponent of the Affordable Care Act, said practical steps to decreasing health care costs include tort reform, encouraging competition among medical providers, making private health insurance premiums deductible on federal income tax and allowing physicians a deduction for benevolent services provided to low-income patients. About 20 people attended the town hall meeting. In his rst bid for public of ce, Southerland was elected in 2010 to the 2nd Congressional District, which includes Franklin County. He is seeking re-election this year to the seat, which geographical boundaries still include the entire county, but have been moved eastward following redistricting. REP. STEVE SOUTHERLAND News BRIEFS

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Gov. Rick Scott last month signed into law SB 1986 repealing water management district spending limits. The bill was Audubon Floridas top legislative priority. Repealing the previous years cuts to water management district budgets is essential to nancing Everglades restoration and other water resource programs, said Eric Draper, Audubon Florida executive director. This bill reects growing consensus that protecting our water supplies requires public funds. In 2011, SB 2142 forced Floridas ve water management districts into severe staff cuts along with scaling back science, education, water supply, and resource protection programs. The deep cuts to the water management agencies led legislative leaders and Governor Rick Scott to acknowledge the need to repeal spending limits. It is a sign of maturity when legislative leaders acknowledge they went too far and reverse direction, Draper said. The bill also reestablishes a balanced review and approval process by the legislative and executive branches as the citizen appointed boards of the regional agencies put together annual budgets and set property tax limits as allowed by the Florida Constitution and state law. Draper called on Scott to allow the water management districts to now raise and spend the funds necessary to stewards Floridas dwindling freshwater resources. It makes sense to use property taxes to provide water for people and the economy while protecting our environment, he said. OpinionA4 | The Times Thursday, May 3, 2012 USPS 027-600Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 Publisher: Rick Martin 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 TimesGood grief! Its May already. Time flies even if youre not having fun! Get the grills ready, and dont forget to buy a card and some flowers for Mom. Had a great time at the Riverfront Festival. My Brother Knights and I thank you for your support and thanks to Steve Allen and crew for all their help. Mike Mock and his mom and dad stopped by to say hello. Cliff Carroll also stopped by. Mike and Cliff both are candidates for sheriff of Franklin County. Saw Bevin Putnal who is running for commissioner in District 5, which is Carrabelles district. Also saw a lot of friends and neighbors. See you same time next year! Most of my friends and neighbors were volunteers in the booths. The ripping through the village is going to have to stop. Speed limit signs and stop signs are put up to be obeyed. This Saturday night, May 5, is the Over 50 dance at the Franklin County Senior Center, 201 Avenue F in Carrabelle. Dust off, grab your main squeeze and come down and enjoy the evening with deejay Ron Vice. Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 12. Members of the Lanark Village Boat Club will host a Mothers Day luncheon. Serving begins at noon, and mothers get their lunch free. A donation of $5 will be collected from those attending. Be kind to one another. Check in on the sick and house bound. God only gave you one mother; treat her with love and respect. Until next time, God Bless America, our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry.Speeding through the village must stop LaANaARK NEWSJim Welsh Time to move forward on countywide votingBy MEL KELLYSpecial to the Times Do you know what are the responsibilities and duties of our county commissioners? According to Chapter 125 of Florida statues, those responsibilities and duties include; prosecution and defense of legal causes in behalf of the county, they are to provide and maintain county building, they are to provide re protectio, provide hospitals, ambulance, health and welfare programs, provide parks, preserves, playgrounds, recreation areas, libraries, museums, historical commissions and other recreational and cultural facilities and programs. County commissioners have the responsibility to prepare and enforce comprehensive plans for the development of the county. They are to establish, coordinate and enforce zoning and such business regulations as are necessary for the protection of the public. They are to adopt and enforce housing and related technical codes and regulations. They are to enforce the Florida Building Code. County commissioners shall establish and administer programs of housing, slum clearance, community redevelopment, conservation, ood and beach erosion control, air pollution control and navigation and drainage and cooperate in the development and operation of such programs. They shall provide and regulate waste and sewage collection and disposal, water and alternative water supplies. The county commission shall provide and operate air, water, rail and bus terminals, port facilities and public transportation systems. They shall provide and regulate arterial, toll and other roads, bridges, tunnels, regulate placement of signs, lights and other structures within the right-of-way of the county road system; provide and regulate parking facilities and develop and enforce plans for the control of parking. They will license and regulate taxis and jitneys and limousines for hire, rental cars and other passenger vehicles for hire County commissioners shall establish and enforce regulations for the sale of alcoholic beverages in the unincorporated areas of the county The county commission shall levy and collect taxesborrow and expend money, issue bondscreate civil service systems and boardsemploy an independent certied accounting rm to audit any funds, accounts and nancial records of the county and its agencies, make investigations of county affairs; inquire into accounts, records and transactions of any county department, ofce or ofcer They shall place questions on the ballot approve or disapprove issuance of industrial development bondsuse ad valorem tax revenues to purchaseland for the protection of natural oodplains, marshes, or estuaries; for use as wilderness or wildlife management areasfor preservation of signicant archeological or historic sites. Florida statutes clearly explain and direct that each county commissioner is to act and govern on behalf of the entire county and its population, not just for their own individual districts and voters. A candidate commissioner would be required to live in their representative district, as now, but each voter would have the new responsibility to choose a candidate based on the best interests of the whole county, as Florida Statues direct. So why have we allowed our Franklin County commissioners to ignore the will of their own county residents that was clearly demonstrated in a 2006 non-binding referendum? Sixty-nine percent of those voters approved a proposal for countywide voting to elect each commissioner, rather than the current district-by-district voting for special interests. The proposal passed in every precinct in the county. The people were clearly in favor of countywide voting. But nothing was changed. It is time for our county to move forward on this popular mandate, and to take long-overdue action for Commissioners to accept their responsibilities as true, countywide representatives. Lets insist the voters be allowed to gitrdun this time for real! Sign a petition to require that the Supervisor of Elections holds a binding referendum election to determine whether the ve county commissioners shall be elected by all county electors within the county at large. Contact Cora Russ immediately at Franklin County Voters PAC, 198 Fifth St., Apalachicola, FL. 32320. A time limit grows short for the collection of signatures. Without sufcient names on this round of referendum petitions, commissioners can continue to ignore the wishes of the voters. With your petition signature and approval of countywide voting, each Franklin County voter together with all the commissioners can have a positive impact on the overall business and success of our entire county. Mel Kelly is a frequent contributor to the Apalachicola and Carrabelle Times THOUGHtTS FOR tTHE TIMESMel Kelly By BRAD AASHWELLSpecial to the Times Believe it or not, the U.S. government doesnt currently know the identity of foreign citizens who have money in U.S. banks.  Thankfully, that is about to change.  Thursday, the Treasury Department nalized a rule requiring U.S. banks to report information to the I.R.S. on deposit accounts held by nonresident aliens, as they have been required to do for U.S. citizen, resident and Canadian a ccounts.  This is long overdue.  The U.S. Senate estimates tax haven abuses cost the I.R.S. some $100 billion annually .  As budget decits soared after the nancial crisis, the U.S. rightfully ramped up efforts to catch Americans evading taxes through secret offshore bank accounts.   Uncle Sam has demanded that foreign banks and governments hand over the names of U.S. citizens who have bank accounts in their countries in order to catch these tax-cheats and recover the lost tax revenue.  Understandably, other governments have begun to demand the same from us, that we should share the names of their citizens who have accounts in the U.S. The problem is the U.S. government doesnt collect information about deposit accounts held by foreigners within the U.S. because we dont tax them making us a kind of t ax haven for foreigners.  Naturally, not having the information, it is very difcult for us to share with foreign governments. Following a long consultation period, Treasury adopted the regulation this week which will simply provide the I.R.S. with this necessary data: not to tax the accounts, merely to have the information should we need to share it with a foreign government, giving us the leverage needed to request the same from our diplomatic peers. Surprisingly, this relatively straightforward proposal has garnered vocal opposition from Florida politicians. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) blasted the new rule as disastrous and claimed that of the roughly $14 billion of foreign deposits held in Floridian banks, it would encourage billions of dollars to ee Floridas economy. Rep. Bill Posey (R-Fla.) went further, claiming the regulation would cause irreparable harm to the U.S. economy. As a long-time Floridian, who cares signicantly about the state and nations economy, I can safely tell you that the sky is not falling. Quite the contrary. Foreigners deposit money in the U.S. for a variety of r easons:  Foreign companies doing business in America, foreigners supporting children as they attend American universities, foreigners paying taxes on real-estate and other U.S. assets, or simply foreigners wishing to take advantage of the stability of the American nancial s ystem.  That is the bulk of the foreign money deposited in the U.S., and none of that money is going to go anywhere. A small amount of money will ee, no doubt, but it will be money that should not be propping up U.S. banks: money that is specifically tax evading in other countries, or that is the proceeds of crime such as drug smuggling, human trafficking, etc. Rather, the information generated by this new regulation will strengthen the Floridian a nd American economies.  While tax dodging in Greece, Italy and elsewhere exacerbates the European debt crisis, further destabilizing the Europe, we have a vested interest as Europes largest trading partner in helping our Mediterranean friends curtail tax evasion and s tabilize their economies.  Moreover, if we are going to have any chance persuading foreign countries, like Switzerland, to provide us with information on U.S. tax-cheats, we need to be able to reciprocate t he favor.  The new regulation will put us in that position. Finally, Florida banks should not be handling criminal proceeds, the money that we believe will ee, especially given the states problems with drug cartels and violent, o rganized crime.  Florida banks should be doing everything they can to get rid of the money nancing crime. Despite the Chicken Little cries of the Florida Bankers Association, Sen. Rubio and Rep. Posey, the Treasury Department made a big step toward stabilizing and strengthening the Floridian, American and g lobal financial systems.  Brad Ashwell is legislative advocate for the Florida Public Interest Research Group.Its time we know who has money in Floridas banks GGUEStT COlLUMNBrad AshwellAudubon Florida savors top legislative priorityDAVI I D ADLERS ERS TEIN EIN | The TimesJim Welsh raised money for the Knights of Columbus at Sundays Riverfront Festival.

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LocalThe Times | A5Thursday, May 3, 2012With admission through a separate $75 ticket for Fridays symposium, the day opens with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Apalachicolas Cotton Warehouse. Those who do not plan to take in all of the symposium events can purchase reception-only tickets for $25 each, either at the door or online. Friday opens with a breakfast in the churchs rectory, followed by a lecture and tour at the Apalachicola Museum of Art by architect Willoughby Marshall, who restored the structure a few years ago to its present glory. Moving through town on golf carts, participants next will attend, beginning at 10:45 a.m., a panel discussion at the newly restored Holy Family School, at Franklin Square on Sixth Street. Panelists include Warren Emo, a Tallahassee architect whose Chestnut House is on this years tour; Beth LaCivita, who guided the project that produced the Apalachicola design guidelines; and Charles Olson, a Thomasville, Ga., architect active in preservation on a state level. Lunch follows at the Owl Caf, featuring a talk by Debbie Beard on Florida cracker homes, an architecture characterized by metal roofs, raised oors, large porch areas and straight central hallways from the front to the back of the home. Owners of three of the citys historic renovations, the Nichols Building, the Chapman House and the Gibson Inn., will provide tours of their buildings throughout the afternoon. The traditional Home & Garden Tour gets underway at 5:30 p.m. Friday, with an Evensong service and welcome reception, along with a free lecture on the history and future of the Fort Coombs Armory, at that location at 6:30 p.m. The tour commences Saturday at 10 a.m. and runs through 4 p.m. Featured this year is the home of famed photojournalist Richard Bickel, a Prairie-shingle style house from around 1909 once owned by the Whitesides, owners of the Apalachicola Ice Company. The house at 96 6th St. features broad windows, board and batten wainscoting and other classic Craftsman features including built-in cabinets and period staircase. Bickel also has on display heirlooms and objects dart from his many travels in Asia, the Middle East, Burma and India. Tickets are available for $15 each until the day of the tour, when sales begin at 9:30 a.m. for $20 each. The lunch of shrimp or chicken salad, together with fruit salad, broccoli cauli ower salad, roll, dessert and drink will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Trinitys parish hall at a cost of $12 each. The sealed bid auction will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For complete information on the many aspects of this years tour, visit www. apalachicolahistorichometour.org, or call the church at 653-9550 or the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce at 653-9419. SHIVER from page A1grandmother (Selma Braswell Roberts), and mother (Connie Braswell Cooper) brought up their children. My paternal grandparents, Herbert and Sarah Watson, dwelled in Carrabelle where they raised my father, Steve Watson. Many Carrabellians remember my grandmother Sarah who served the public for many years as a nurse at the Carrabelle hospital. As a 14-year retail associate of the U.S. Postal Service, I have considerable experience in public relations, problem solving, and accountability. I have also been in youth ministry with my husband for more than 16 years where I have cultivated skills in coordinating, budgeting, and planning. Prior to working for USPS, I worked ve years as a correctional of cer at Franklin Work Camp where supervision and behavioral management were my primary duties. I attended Carrabelle High School from 1982-85 and transferred to Apalachicola High School where I graduated in 1988. Many transitions have taken place in the Franklin County school system from the time I attended school to the years of raising my children. Location, administration, and cultural changes have catapulted the need for strong leadership and sound choices. Many hurdles have been conquered through consolidation of the schools, yet there is a continual need for improvement. Franklin County School has the potential to be an A school that parents will feel con dent to send their child to receive the best possible education. To make that possible, educators need to remain relevant through training, students need adequate learning resources and our school administration needs to maintain a level of consistency Public schools have a responsibility to promote structure for a safe and positive atmosphere of learning. I resolve to seek out innovative programs that will take a proactive approach to discipline so that classroom control is maintained. I would also like to see practical measures used to alleviate attendance issues. I believe open communication between administration, faculty, parents and students is the most effective way to prevent misbehavior and misunderstandings. While education is the priority of the school system, athletics, the arts and non-athletic clubs are also essential and proven to teach discipline and culture. Courses that promote character development, skill training and life skills produce adolescents who are prepared for adulthood and the work force; this includes students with special needs. Preparing our children for self-suf ciency will ensure their contribution to the economics of our county. Academically gifted children are oftentimes under-challenged due to insuf cient curriculum. No child should ever be limited because we are not willing to meet their needs and rise to their challenges. Responsible budgeting, plugging holes in the bucket, and aggressive grant searching will ensure that these programs are suf ciently funded and retained. The youth of today are the leaders of our county for tomorrow. It takes a village to raise a child and the values that we instill in them determine our own future. We only have one chance to get it right. If elected as your school board member for District 5, I will work diligently to uphold the code of conduct, remain accountable and responsible in spending and be available for your concerns and questions. Please feel free to contact me at 670-8526 or via email Pamela.shiver@yahoo.com. dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp BILL MILLER REALTY850-697-3751 (3310) 570-06583/2 DBL WD -3 FENCED COR. LOTS-2 CAR GAR $60,000 $29,500 $2,500 DOWN BUYS 2 BED APT. 2 6 ORRENT $500/MTH CITYCOMM. LOTS-ON 98 $29,500UP-WILL FINANCE NICE 50 GULF FRONT LOT 10% DOWN-$87,500 MIH 2 CRNRLOTS BLK. $ STORE REDUCED $49,500 COMM. BLDG-98 ON GULF-RENT $600/MTH WHOS ON THE TOURIn addition to the Bickel home at the 96 Sixth St., this years tour includes this array of homes and gardens, as well as access to the citys many historical buildings and churches, museums, inns, parks and assorted shops: The Tartt Home (25 Fifth Ave.) The Marks / Clark Home (65 Ave. E) The Martin House (29 Fifth Ave.) The Seaton Schley Home (50 Fifth St.) The Monod Home (79 Ave. G) The Smith-McCoy Home (76 Ave. G) The Jones Home (121 Ave. B) The Emo Home (67 Ave. C) The Trinity Church Memorial Garden The Williar Garden (31 Ninth St.) The Suarez Garden (59 Ave. G) The Vogt Garden (87 Ave. D) HOMES from page A1DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesA look at some of the many items in Saturdays sealed bid auction. Shuler said Karel Van Der Linden, Fly High president, told him the company would not sign the amended lease. They are going to send me a written reply, but he told me on the phone that the changes are unexpected by him and are too one-sided and create too much risk for him, Shuler told commissioners. I disagree with him, but I cannot comment on the substance of his complaints because I have not received from him any indication what it is that he considers too one-sided and too risky. Shuler said Van Der Linden indicated Friday he had 17 issues with the new contract and his attorney an additional 10. Over last 20 years, theres been a lot of issues at airport as far as the former FBO operator, said Commissioner Smokey The new operator wants same type of lease. I feel like were being pushed around because of that time issue. All we want to do is make sure we provide a good service at that airport. With a blank 20-year lease youre not going to get that. Chairwoman Pinki Jackel said, We certainly dragged this out to the last minute and beyond the last minute. We knew in February we had extended this for 90 days. Chuck Marks, a member of the airport board, agreed. I dont understand why this has taken so long. I dont think its that complicated, he said, suggesting the commission appoint a committee to negotiate with Fly High. Id like to see this get solved, said Airport Board Member Russell Crofton. Ill call him (Van Der Linden) myself and ask him Do you want to do it or not? At least then wed know. Jackel said she felt the county was negotiating from a strong position. Its just a matter of getting to a point of commitment by both parties, she said. Its not a failure of this board or its attorney that hes not interacting with us, Parrish said. The ball is in his court. He should have emailed Mr. Shuler and told him what the problems are. Pilot Gary Settle, who Robinson introduced as a real estate colleague, told commissioners the airport generates tremendous income for the county, and that getting an FBO in place is key to operating the airport. He asked about installing self-serve equipment, noting that self-serve fuel is an important amenity at a small airport, especially at night when the eld may be unattended. County Planner Alan Pierce said self-serve equipment was purchased several years ago and is stored onsite but has not been installed at the airport after Ruic objected. Mosteller said Tuesday afternoon that installation also was paid for when the self serve equipment was purchased. He said telephone service must be reestablished and credit card processing equipment installed before any fuel sales are a possibility. He also noted Ruic has discontinued the car rental service that he owns and operates at the airport. Shuler said he was investigating alternatives for temporary fuel service until a new FBO is hired. Robinson volunteered to pump gas until the problem could be solved. There has to be some kind of security out there. Airplanes are worth a lot of money. Ruic provided some security because he stayed on the airport. Crofton said. AIRPORT from page A1

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A6 | The Times Thursday, May 3, 2012 PETOFTHEWEEK Franklin County Humane Society WE CAN HELP! GOT MOSQUITOES? CALLLOIS AT 653-5857Franklin Countys ONLY LOCALPest Control Company Qualications: Expertise in: Now Accepting AppointmentsCall Toll Free 888-681-5864 For more info www.seclung.com Lung Disease SpecialistRob Garver, MDNow Seeing Patients in Port St. Joe NOW BCBS-FL IN-NETWORK PROVIDER Franklin County High Schools juniors and seniors stepped out in ne style Saturday night for the prom, a dazzling affair at the Fort Coombs Armory complete with jamming music and delicious food and all topped off with the performance of a hypnotist. Named prom queen was senior Maegan Andrews, while seniors Stephen Jackson and Zach Armistead shared the honor of being named prom king. Attending in formal attire were 140 students, with 20 chaperones on hand to ensure the prom ran smoothly. At the stroke of 11 p.m., Apalachicola presented the closest thing to an Academy Awards red carpet stroll, as the couples took part in the Grand March while scores of parents lined the corner of Fourth Street and Avenue D. By David Adlerstein By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com The Southern Builders Association performs good works without fanfare, as on Saturday, when a couple hundred people attended a cookout that raised more than $3,000 for the Three Servicemen Detail South. The bene t was hosted by the little-known benevolent organization, founded in 1916 and continually active as a business organization to this day, according to historian Merle Weaver. In the early days of the building industry, all building supply companies were family-owned. During the rst half of the 20th century, the SBA held an annual meeting, hosted at the homes of its members, to set prices for the upcoming season, an illegal practice. Over time, the family rms were replaced by companies like Lowes and Home Depot, but a generation of young men who had attended the meetings since childhood didnt want to see the annual get-together die. So they continued the meetings as a social event, an opportunity to touch base with friends. One major component of the meetings was food. The builders often cooked big communal meals to share around a common table. Because many members were based in New Orleans, Cajun food was standard fare. Atlantas Joel Hammond, a former president of the association, said SBA members decided about 10 years ago to use their network and talents to raise funds for needy causes. What they knew best was cooking, so they began holding big cookouts for charity. The organization took on juvenile diabetes as its special cause and has raised more than $250,000 for research, about $100,000 last year alone. While Hammond was president, he moved the annual meeting to Bay City Lodge here in Franklin County, where it has been held for more than a decade. When the group heard about plans to build a recreation area in Battery Park, they held a family day and raised money to purchase playground equipment. They also have made several substantial donations to the Three Servicemen Detail in the past, but this year they decided to do even more. When the builders found out funding for maintenance of the monument was sparse (on occasion, the balance in the trust for the account has fallen below $100), they told plaza founder Jimmy Mosconis they would host a fundraiser during their annual visit. On Saturday, with the support of several dozen local volunteers, the Patriots Day fundraiser became a reality, opening with a patriotic ceremony featuring speakers Col John House of Thomasville, Ga., who is running for Congress, and Col. John Baker of Carrabelle. Angelina Stanley sang the National Anthem. Scout Troop 22 provided the color guard and several dozen motorcyclists provided a ag line. Ouida Sack created a lovely wreath that Jimmy Elliott and Al Mirabella laid at the base of the monument. The lunch of jambalaya, white beans, cole slaw and lemonade, all donated by the SBA, sold for $10 per plate. They raised additional funds raf ing off a gift certi cate among their membership. In addition, two anonymous members each donated $500 to the upkeep of the Veterans Plaza. More than 200 people joined the celebration including Dan Sangaree, the countys oldest veteran at 100; and two World War II nurses. Mary Britz served with the Navy on West Coast helping injured warriors to return home and Ann Pillet, an Army nurse in North Africa. Remaining food was donated to the new senior center at the Holy Family Center. Kaia Hathcock turns 1Kaia Cates Hathcock celebrated her 1st birthday on Saturday, March 10, 2012, with family and friends. Kaias party theme was zoo animals. Her 1st birthday cake had a zoo animal theme, which she enjoyed enthusiastically. The guest enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs and birthday cake. Toddler friends took home personalized hats lled with zoo animal toys and animal crackers. Kaia is the daughter of Ricky and KatiMorgan Hathcock. Maternal grandparents are Darren and Chimene Johnson of Eastpoint. Paternal grandparents are Ricky Hathcock and Cindy Summerhill of Eastpoint.LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesThe Southern Builders Association has held their annual meeting at Bay City Lodge for over a decade. Happy BIRTHDAYBuilders bash helps out Veterans PlazaPhotos by DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesBestowed the prom queen tiara was senior Maegan Andrews, while seniors Stephen Jackson, left, and Zach Armistead shared the honor of prom king. Junior Morgan Mock and senior Marcus Dalton were resplendent in camou age formal wear. Juniors Yvonne Mitchell and Jahrel Turner, from Panama City, step out in the Grand March. For a complete gallery of prom photos, visit www.apalachtimes.com or check out our Facebook page for the Apalachicola and Carrabelle Times. A mesmerizing affair Society

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The United Methodist Churches of Franklin County Welcome You First United Methodist Church of ApalachicolaWorship Service 11:00 a.m. every Sunday Sunday School 10:00 a.m. 75 5th St. Apalachicola 653-9530 fumcapalach@gtcom.net Pastor: Rev. Themo PatriotisCarrabelle United Methodist ChurchWorship Services 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery Mondays 7-9 p.m. 102 NE Ave. B Carrabelle 697-3672 Pastor: Julie StephensEastpoint United Methodist ChurchWorship Service 10:00 a.m. every Sunday Healing service every fourth Monday at 7:00 p.m. 317 Patton Dr. (corner of David St.) 670-8825 Pastor: Rev. Beth WhiteSt. George Island United Methodist Church9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Fellowship Hour 201 E. Gulf Beach Dr. 9274635 www.sgiumc.org Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis First Pentecostal Holiness Church379 Brownsville Road Apalachicola Were excited about what Gods doing!!!Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am Sunday Evening Service 6:00 pm Monday, Youth Group 6:30 pm Wednesday, Royal Rangers, G.A.P.7:00 pm Wednesday Worship & Word 7:30 pmNursery Provided during regular church services 7:00 7:00 First Baptist ChurchSt. George Island 501 E. Bayshore Drive 927-2257 R. Michael Waley, Pastor Join us as we praise and worship the living Christ. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise. Psalm 145:3 Sunday Bible Study................................................10:00am Worship Praise........................................................11:00am Sunday Night............................................................7:00pm Wednesday Power Hour......................................7:00pm Wednesday Youth at S.P.L.A.S.H.......................7:00pm Walking in Christ R. Michael Whaley, Pastor WELCOMES YOUChurch of the Ascension101 NE First Street CarrabelleSUNDAY10:00 AM WELCOMES YOUChurch THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH (850) 274-4490 (850) 545-2578 WELCOMES YOU Trinity Trinity Episcopal Churchest. 1836Welcomes YouHwy. 98 & 6th St. Apalachicola 850-653-9550Sunday Worship Services 8 & 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays Healing Service 11 a.m. Centering Prayer 4 p.m. Sunday Worship Services 8 & 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays Healing Service 11 a.m. Centering Prayer 4 p.m. Baptist school hosts Saturday yard saleThe First Baptist Christian School will hold a fundraiser yard sale this Saturday, May 5, at the church, 46 9th St. in Apalachicola, starting at 8 a .m. We had some  things left  over from the last one and in the meantime we have accumulated a lot more good stuff. For more info, call 670-8799.Apalachicola reunion organizers to meet SaturdayThere will be a meeting of organizers for this years Apalachicola Reunion on Saturday, May 5 at 11 a.m.  The meeting will be at the Franklin Square Recreation Center on Sixth Street. Anyone interested in helping with this years reunion please join us. You may also email inquiries to apalachreunion12@ yahoo.com.Housing Fair in Eastpoint May 12The non-prot Franklin County Community Development & Land Trust Corporation will present a free Housing Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 at the Eastpoint re house, 26 Sixth St. The fair offers an opportunity to answer housing questions with several knowledgeable experts. Free hotdogs and drinks will be served. In addition to the community development corporation, the following organizations will have expert representatives ready to answer housing questions: The Realtors Association of Franklin and Gulf Counties; Forgotten Coast Builders Association; Franklin County SHIP Program (offering down payment and closing cost assistance, and renovation loans; USDA Rural Development (offering federal government direct and insured mortgage loans; Florida Housing Finance Corporation; the Capital Area Community Action Agency; Habitat For Humanity of Franklin County; Franklins Promise Coalition; and Big Bend Homeless C oalition:  For more information, call Randall Webster at 850-933-3355 or email email@randallwebster. com.Fireworks planned for Independence Day in ApalachicolaThe Apalachicola Independence Day celebration is currently in the nal planning stage. Apalachicola Main Street will host the festivities with food, music, beverages and a professional reworks display. The party is planned for Tuesday, July 3 to avoid conict with the traditional July 4 reworks display on St. George Island. Fireworks will be launched from a barge anchored in front of Riverfront Park on the Apalachicola River. Main Street is seeking funding for the event from local businesses and private citizens. All signs indicate that this type of celebration has tremendous support and has excited everyone. Main Street appreciates all those who have already contributed funds for the celebration. We still need funds to cover the cost of reworks. To donate to this event, contact Harry Arnold at 524-0770 or Jim Bachrach at 6538520. All contributors will be recognized at Apalachicolas Independence Day celebration. Lets make this a day to remember for our town. The Main Street programs mission is to involve the community in the preservation and enhancement of our downtown business district. Faith bBRiefsIEFS Cards of ThaHANKsSTT he T T ucker FamilyI would like to thank the friends and family who came for Rods funeral services and burial, especially the Rev. Donnie and Jean Crum for the beautiful service and beautiful song, Mr. Charles Thompson and wife Faye for my special song, Kelley Funeral home for their services, and for all the beautiful owers. Thanks and God bless, W ynette T T ucker, motherN N icole T T ucker, nieceSt. Augustine T T ripI would like to thank Ms. Donna Barber and the fourth-grade parents at Franklin County School for their d edication and hard work  with many fund-raisers to  make the money for our  annual trip to St. Augustine.  This will be a trip of a life-time and a wonderful learning experience for o ur students, parents and teachers.  Thanks for sharing your children with u s.  This has been a fantastic school year. Sincerely, L aura K K ingBig Bend HospiceA Big Bend Hospice family member calls to have someone come sit with their mother so they can go to a graduation ceremony. A grieving husband receives a phone call from a volunteer checking in to see how he is holding up. A patient in his last days receives honor and thanks from a team of volunteers who are also veterans. These caring people live and work right here in Franklin County and share their time and energy as Big Bend Hospice volunteers. Big Bend Hospice was founded by volunteers 29 years ago to provide a different, more compassionate way to nish lifes journey. Today we serve more than 71 patients each year in Franklin County and within our eightcounty service area we served 1,741 patients last year. Volunteering does not necessarily mean working directly with patients. Although all our patients and their families are offered a volunteer to help with errands, provide transportation and offer companionship, there are other opportunities to volunteer. Advisory Council members, for example, meet monthly and act as ambassadors in their community, advising Big Bend Hospice on issues in their county and helping to increase awareness of hospice services. Ive been fortunate to have e njoyed a fullling career and  be able to retire at a relatively young age. I wanted to change my focus and start by giving back to the community, and Big Bend Hospice seemed to be a natural t, said Karla Ambos, a volunteer with the Franklin County Advisory Council. These sentiments are echoed by A.J. Smith another council volunteer, It means giving pieces of the good parts of yourself to others. During National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 15 21, Big Bend Hospice saluted the caring men and women who volunteer in Franklin County. Currently serving as Big Bend Hospice volunteers are Ambos, Smith, Jerry Buttereld, Judy Cook, Bobbie Dees, Donnie Gay, Sandi Hengle, Beverly Hewitt, Pam Mahr, and Joe and Jeanette Taylor. If you are interested in becoming a Big Bend Hospice volunteer please call 850-926-9308 for more information. Feather in your CaAPThe Times is pleased to introduce a new feature to the paper, Feather in your Cap. Its not a thank-you, but an expression of pride in someones achievement, in their dedication, in their effort. It isnt limited to school things, either. It can be for anyone, young and old.Good job studying for the FCCAT TWe are VERY PROUD of our two fth-graders, Mitchell Monroe Jr., and Brindlin Monroe, for persisting through months of Saturday School FCAT Camp and the weeklong FCAT tests! Your hard work will pay off! We love you so much and cannot tell you how proud we are of you! Love, Daddy and Shary MiITChellHELL MONROeE BRiINdliDLIN MONROeE Judy Talley Parks, of Apalachicola, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at home of natural causes. She was 61 years of age. A family memorial service was Sunday, April 29, 2012, near Eastpoint where her ashes where spread on the sea. She was born July 30, 1950, in Fairbury, Ill., the daughter of Francis M. (Bill) and Patricia Haner Ireland. Judy was born in the heart of Midwest farm country, but her heart belonged to the South and the sea. As a young girl she left Illinois, moving to the coastal Mississippi area near Pass Christian and Bay Saint Louis where she graduated from high school. She later moved to the Fort Lauderdale area where she learned to enjoy diving. Years later she returned to the Midwest for a time, but eventually returned to the South and settled on the Gulf Coast in Eastpoint. Her Midwestern family members enjoyed numerous trips to visit and enjoy the Forgotten Coast. Judy loved the sea and especially fishing. She was known to fish for everything from freshwater panfish to shrimp in the Gulf and oysters in the bay. She was never more at peace than when she had a pole in her hand. She is survived by her mother, Patricia H. Waggoner of Pontiac, Ill., three sons; Rick Harper of Panama City, Dan Harper (Jenna) of Apalachicola, and Anthony McGavock (Julia) of Fort Bragg, NC; four grandsons Cameron Harper, Tanner Harper, Egan and Toryn McGavock; three siblings; Kay Slown (Sam) and Jeff Ireland of Pontiac, Ill. as well as Susan Wikner (Aaron) of Cedar Falls, Iowa; eight nieces and nephews and seven great-nieces and nephews. One great niece, Kayla Mahon, whom Judy raised until the age of four, was especially dear to her. Judy was preceded in death by her father, Bill Ireland, her maternal and paternal grandparents and an infant son, Christian.Judy TT alley PParks JUdDY Talle ALLEY Pa ARKsSMary Whitesides Mann, of Eastpoint, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at the age of 87. Mary was born in Hickory Grove, S.C., moved to Port St. Joe in 1990, and moved to Eastpoint last year to be with her daughter. She earned a doctorate degree and was a daycare operator for Nannys Daycare in Port St. Joe for 17 years. She was a member of Oak Grove Assembly of God Church in Port St. Joe where she taught Missionettes and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Watt Mann, Jr.; her parents, Horace Madison and Bessie Blanche (Pratt) Whitesides; and a son-inlaw, Don Adkison. She is survived by a son, John Mann and his wife, Cindy, of Wewahitchka; two daughters, Sylvia Adkison, of Eastpoint, and Sandra Hanna and her husband, Dannie, of Blythewood, South Carolina; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Friday afternoon, April 27, at Oak Grove Assembly of God Church in Port St. Joe with the Rev. Dave Fernandez and the Rev. James Wiley ofciating. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com.Mary Whitesides MannCharles Ray Tucker was born Dec. 19, 1941, in Eastpoint to Rose and Jake T ucker.  He passed away at his home Thursday, April 26, 2012. Charles Ray was a commercial sherman and lifelong resident of Eastpoint. He is survived by his children, Jake Stevenson Tucker and Charles Scott Tucker; siblings, Robert Tucker and Winnie James; stepchildren, Carol Nichols, Georgette Colson, Eric Evans, Cheryl Evans, John Evans, and Alicia Odom; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday afternoon, May 2 at the Eastpoint Church of God with burial in Eastpoint Cemetery. Viewing was from noon to 1 p.m., immediately prior to funeral services. Kelley Funeral Home is handling all arrangements.CCharles RRay TT ucker Obituaries FaithThe Times | A7Thursday, May 3, 2012By Pamela and Scott ShiverSpecial to the Times As the readers of our Youth Matters column now know, I will be running for school board in District 5 this year. Scott and I feel that in fairness we should postpone our weekly column until the election process is over to maintain political etiquette. We have full intentions of continuing the article when the election is over if all goes as planned. God bless each of you. We welcome all suggestions and hope you have enjoyed this column. Please send all emails to Scott Shiver at frontline247@mac.com.Looking forward: A break, but not a nale

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Email outdoors news to timesoutdoors @star .com OUTDOORSwww.apalachtimes.comSection Section A By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com How did the model of a battleship built in Los Angeles end up in a Wakulla County land ll? Several years ago, Alan Ritchie, a park ranger at who operates tour boats at Wakulla Springs State Park, was contacted by a friend who had found an unusual boat about to be destroyed at the Wakulla County landll. Ritchies friend rescued the boat but had no idea how to repair her. Because Ritchie is skilled in boat repair his friend offered the Wisconsin to him. I grew up on the water; my rst car was a sailboat and when it got a hole, I had to x it, Ritchie said. Intrigued by the project, Ritchie went to check it out, and what he found surprised him. The boat was an 18-foot berglass model of the battleship Wisconsin. Ritchie spent two years restoring the battleship to her former glory inside and out. While he worked, he tried to research the origin of his strange nd and came upon the story of Cecil Gates. The son of an engineer and a school teacher, Gates was born in Kauai, in what is now the state of Hawaii, and spent most of his childhood there. It was there that he built his rst boat, the Flying Cloud. As a teenager, he moved to Honolulu with his family and he was 17 when Pearl Harbor was attacked. That morning, he was building an outrigger canoe in his backyard when he saw the war planes overhead. Gates watched the Navy ship Arizona burn. He later said the experience changed his life. After serving in Gen. George Pattons Third Army during World War II, Gates completed his college degree and taught industrial arts for 35 years before retiring. In 1972, he undertook a new hobby: model ship construction. Always one to think big, Gates constructed his rst model battleship the 18-foot, seaworthy USS Indiana. The Indiana was navigable from within. He and wife Pat, also a retired teacher, began traveling with the boat with the goal of teaching kids about the heroism and sacri ce of the Navy. He went on to construct three more 18-foot battleships for the Navy; the Wisconsin was one of these. In addition, he constructed a 23-foot aircraft carrier and a 23-foot model of the Titanic. In 1982, Gates met a new challenge. An acquaintance offered him two 18-foot hull sections of berglass that were used as props representing the USS Arizona and the USS Pennsylvania in the 1970 movie Tora! Tora! Tora! The hulls had been stored for a while on the back lot of 20th Century Fox Studios before being publicly auctioned. After purchase, they sat deteriorating in a shed in Pasadena until they were given to Gates. He used the berglass to construct his nal model, a 36-foot, 1:20 replica of the USS Arizona that the Gates nicknamed ZOE. The completed miniature gray lady was launched on Lake Almanor at the Gates home on July 3, 1984. At her launching, Pat read to the waiting crowd, This ship is to honor the 1,102 men entombed in the Pearl Harbor Arizona since Dec. 7, 1941. May all Americans who see this ship remember the sacri ce of these men who gave their lives that we may enjoy the freedoms we have today. I christen you the image, the re ection, the likeness, the replica of the original USS Arizona. Godspeed you on your way to honor the brave men enshrined in the Pearl Harbor Arizona. This largest member of Gates little eet has seats for two passengers. He and Pat, with Capts. Bill Brockett and Skip Crabtree made eight river trips with the Friendship Fleet over the years logging more than 6,000 miles. In addition the Friendship Fleet made numerous celebrity appearances and the ships toured the coast of the eastern U.S. and the Gulf of Mexico. The Arizonas last appearance with Cecil and Pat was in December 1991 in the lobby of Hawaiis Sheraton Waikiki Hotel as a part of the 50th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. The experience there with the remaining survivors of the Arizona was the apex of all their journeys. For nine days of a continuous ow of onlookers passed the ship and she was paraded through the streets. In 2002, Pat Gates published a book recounting their maritime adventures entitled You Cant Go Incognito in a Battleship. The Gateses retired to Costa Rica and Cecil passed away in 2011. Ritchie is in contact with Pat Gates who told him one of the battleships, the USS Alabama is in Mobile, The USS Arizona is at a VFW post in Arizona and the aircraft carrier is in Texas but she has no idea how the Wisconsin wound up here. Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL(next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) www.BWOsh.com Your Hunting HeadquartersMAY FEATURED FISH: Corner of Marina Drive, Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL Your Hunting Headquarters Your Hunting Headquarters Your Hunting Headquarters MAY FEATURED FISH: This months grand prize: Calcutta prize pack includes, gear bag, T-shirt, a pair of sunglasses, decals, visor and drink coozie $129.99 value Wright Mcgill Blair Wiggins S-curve rod with a Sabalos SAB 30 reel combo, $100.00 gift card for online shopping at Bluewater WEEKLY ALMANAC APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE TIDE TABLES MONTHLY AVERAGESTo nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from these given for APALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW Cat Point Minus 0:40 Minus 1:17 East Pass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27 To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from those given for CARRABELLE: HIGH LOW Bald Point Minus 9:16 Minus 0:03 Sponsor the WEEKLY ALMANACCall Today!653-8868 Date HighLow% Precip Thu, May 379 6830% Fri, May 480 6620% Sat, May 583 67 0% Sun, May 684 69 0% Mon, May 784 69 0% Tues, May 882 67 0% Wed, May 982 6930% Thursday, May 3, 2012 Page 8 As the springtime weather comes to a close, summer time conditions will soon be upon us. Offshore water temps are getting close to the 80 degree mark, and soon we will see the return of king sh, mahi-mahi, and wahoo. St. Joe Bay is producing great trout this week. We have had several reports from Blacks Island and around Pig Island with great sized ounder and big trophy trout. Some red sh are hanging around the Eagle Harbor and Pomano Point area. Good reports from the Howard Creek area have been that of plenty of channel cats and keeper bass. Bream and shellcraker are holding in good numbers on Depot Creek, and sheepshead are in the Brothers and into the main channels on the Apalachicola River. Freshwater Inshore Offshore SPONSORED BY Flatheads common in local rivers FWC | Florida Freedom NewspaperWayne Porter and Lucretia Leath of Blountstown caught a big channel cat and three nice atheads while shing at night in the Apalachicola River. By STAN KIRKLANDFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission A Jackson County man shing in the Apalachicola River near Chattahoochee in 1982 landed the strangest cat sh he had seen. It turned out he had a athead cat sh, a species of cat sh not native to the southeastern U.S. Now, three decades later, atheads are in every river in the Florida Panhandle from the Ochlockonee River west to the Escambia River. They are in the rivers by the thousands, a testament to their ability to thrive outside their native range. Sometimes called shoeheads or Appaloosa cats, because of their attened heads and mottled color, they are native to lakes and rivers of the Midwestern U.S. In fact, some anglers go after atheads in the shallower waters of their native range by using their hands to grab the sh during spawning, a type of shing called noodling. The spread of atheads to our local rivers has had an effect on other sh populations, according to Chris Paxton, regional sheries biologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Smaller atheads will go after craysh, but as these sh get up to several pounds they become live sh eaters, he said. They will literally eat anything smaller than they are that happens to swim by them. Species like bullheads and river redbreast bream are two species that have certainly been impacted. Paxton said some anglers are hoping the FWC will come up with a silver bullet to reduce or eliminate atheads. He said study projects in other states in the Southeast indicate once atheads are found in a waterway, they are there to stay. If there is a silver lining to the athead saga, Paxton said its that the sh is good to eat. He said most anglers catch them using small live bream and sh when atheads are actively feeding around daybreak, late in the day or at night. Some communities on the Apalachicola River even have gured how to cash in on the athead expansion by holding athead shing tournaments, offering cash money and trophies to the top participants. Just how big atheads will get in Florida waters is up for debate. In October 2011 Milton angler Eric Auston Jr. caught a 55.05 pound sh from the Yellow River and set a new Florida record in the process. In their native range they grow to more than 100 pounds. Fisheries biologists say they likely will reach similar weights here. STRANGE CATSThe mystery of the Wisconsin LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesRestorer Alan Ritchie poses with the Wisconsin, a navigable craft.

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CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA SP O RTS www.apalachtimes.com ASectionBy DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The Franklin County Seahawks varsity baseball team closed out the 2012 season last month in the opening game of the district playoffs, losing an 8-7 nailbiter against South Walton on April 23 at Bozeman. The Seahawks, who nished 3-9 in district play and 6-19 overall, jumped ahead 6-1, after exploding for four runs in the top of the second. In their opening at-bats, the Seahawks took a 2-0 lead, after Austin Larkin reached rst on a elders choice, advanced to third on a Skyler Hutchinson single and scored when Brennan Walden singled to left eld. Hutchinson scored when James Newell slammed a line drive single to center. In the top of the second, Seth Rogers got the rally going when he led off with a double, and then advanced to third on a sacri ce by Logan McLeod. Rogers and McLeod scored when Zach Armistead singled to center. After Buffkin sacri ced and Larkin walked, Buffkin and Armistead scored when Walden smacked a single to center. South Walton, which managed only two hits, one each given up by pitchers Huchinson and Armistead, fought their way back in the game, and tied it up 6-6 after four innings. In the top of the fth, Buffkin reached on a elders choice and then advanced when Larkin singled. A Hutchinson walk loaded the bases, which led to a Buffkin score when Walden singled to center. Clinging to a thin 7-6 lead, the Seahawks, who had banged out 11 hits on the day, gave up a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth to endure the loss. Walden shone at the plate, going 4-for-5 and tallying four RBIs. Armistead added a pair of RBIs, while he went 1-for-3 at the plate. On the mound, Hutchinson walked four and struck out one, while giving up six runs, while Armistead in relief walked two, struck out two and gave up two runs. In their last three outings, the Seahawks were shelled 10-0 by Aucilla Christina, while losing close ones, both 5-2, to Bozeman and Arnold. On April 10 at home against Bozeman, the Seahawks fell behind 2-0 and then tied it up in the bottom of the fth when Buffkin singled, and advanced when both Walden and Hutchinson were hit by pitches. Buffkin and Hutchinson both scored on a Newell double to left. Three runs by Bozeman in the top of the seventh spelled defeat for Franklin County. Newell went the distance on the mound, striking out four, walking three and giving up just one earned run on nine hits. On April 17 at Aucilla, the Seahawks managed only two hits, a Larkin single in the rst and a Buffkin single in the sixth. Hutchinson and Walden shared pitching duties in the 10-0 loss, as Hutchinson struck out three and walked three while giving up eight runs, and Walden struck out two and walked one while giving up two runs. On April 19 at Arnold, the Seahawks spotted Arnold a pair of runs, and then tied it up in the top of the fourth. After Hutchinson reached on an error, Walden singled to advance him, and Newell sacri ced to advance both runners. Hutchison scored after Rogers reached on an error, and then Walden scored on an Armistead single to left. Arnold added three more runs to ensure their win. Armistead went the distance for the hawks, striking out eight, walking three and giving up three earned runs on nine hits over six innings. At Senior Night at The Nest April 13, Armistead was honored along with fellow seniors Marcus Dalton, Chance Buffkin, Brennan Walden, Austin Larkin and Colton Sheridan. Escorted by their parents, each was presented with a large framed photograph of them playing. The US Army Corps of Engineers is conducting a Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) at the former Camp Gordon Johnston, a Formerly Used Defense Site in Franklin County. During World War II, the military used over 159,000 acres for an Army Amphibious Training Center. The site surrounds (but does not include) the Town of Carrabelle and is bounded to the north by the Apalachicola National Forest, the Gulf of Mexico to the south and east and Tates Hell Swamp to the west. It also includes Dog Island. The purpose of the study is to determine what type of contamination may be present as a result of past military activities and where it might be. This notice is to let you know we are: Conducting a Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study. Soliciting interest in a Restoration Advisory Board (RAB). Holding a community meeting. It is important for the public to participate in the remedial process, so the Corps is considering establishing a RAB. RABs include people from the community, government, environmental regulators and the Corps. Members review and comment on materials related to restoration activities and serve as voluntary liaisons between the community and the Corps. They receive no compensation. Call 866.279.4880 or email FUDS.Florida@usace.army.mil if you are interested in serving. We are holding a community meeting on May 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm at Chillas Hall in Lanark Village. We will describe how the military used the site and explain previous and current investigations. Project documents are available for review at the Franklin County Public Library, Carrabelle Branch located at 311 St. James Avenue, Carrabelle, Florida 32322. Attend: Community Meeting, May 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm Chillas Hall, 156 Heffernan Drive, Lanark Village Visit: http://fuds.saj.usace.army.mil Franklin County Public Library Carrabelle Branch Call: 866.279.4880 Email: FUDS.Florida@usace.army.milFormer Camp Gordon Johnston BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL For AUDITING SERVICESThe Franklin County Board of County Commissioners (the County) is requesting proposals from rms or individuals for the provision of professional Audit Services. Late submittals received after the deadline date, either by Mail, or otherwise, will not be considered and returned unopened. The time of receipt will be determined by the time received in the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners ofce. It is the sole responsibility of the rm for assuring that the RFP is received in the clerks ofce by the designated date and time. No faxed, electronic or oral RFP will be accepted. To be considered, Firm/Team must submit an original and ten (10) copies of RFP in a sealed envelope or package, clearly marked with the Firm/Teams name and address, and the words Audit Services: RFP addressed to: Franklin County Board of County Commissioners, Franklin County Clerk of Court, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320. RFPs will be received until 4:30 p.m., Local Time, on Monday, May 14, 2012. RFPs will be opened at the Franklin County Board of County Commission Meeting Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at the Franklin County Courthouse Annex Board Room. Copies of required information for the RFP, Financial Statements and Budgets are available in the Franklin County Clerk of Courts ofce, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., E.T., as well as the county website at www.franklincountyorida.com The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids deemed in the best interest of the County. Thursday, May 3, 2012 Page 9Seahawks fall in playoff cliffhanger Photos by DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesPlayers honored on Senior Night are, from left, Marcus Dalton, Chance Buffkin, Zach Armistead, Colton Sheridan, Brennan Walden and Austin Larkin. Zach Armistead on the mound

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LocalA10 | The Times Thursday, May 3, 2012The new set created a new focal point for the festival, away from the pavilion which now was entirely under the direction of the Carrabelle senior citizens. As permanent hosts, the seniors raised more than $700, offering lunches and dinners and Miss Merles pies, providing courtesy limo rides and socializing with guests, meeting and greeting everyone with small-town warmth. Back at the stage, musicians Debi Jordan and Kimberly Harrington warmed up for the afternoons main attraction, the ever-popular Fishy Fashion Show, hosted by Joan Matey, who cocreated the event some years back with Jan Neshat. I have learned that I have to take extra care that the out ts t the models, and they have to look good in them. The costumes look great on a hanger, but its a big challenge to make them t whichever volunteers are in them, said Matey, whose narration describing the various detritus that formed the out ts was as funny as the clothes themselves. With a nice painted backdrop by Christopher Massey, and easy access to the stage from the former Riverview Restaurant, the show opened with a wedding ceremony conducted by Captain Chuck Spicer, of Ashlyn Mitchell, as the Bayside Bride, and Josh Childs, as the Sea Tramp Groom. Following the imaginary nuptials were, in order: Sponge Bonnet Sue (Chelsie Woods), Crabbin Belle (Alice Mathis), Red Tide She-Devil (City Commissioner Charlotte Schneider), Cabana Gal (Brandy Strops), Ann-net (Stephanie Provenzano), Maritime Marshal (John Hosford), Estuary Fairy (Cayce Daniels), Sea Vamp (Lesley Cox), Defender of the Deep (Dan Cox), Princess of the Sea (Samantha Emswiler), Beach Bandito (Christopher Massey) and an enormous Water Dragon, brought to life by Miranda and Kayla Pilger. An huge plastic duck that sat in the middle of the grounds touted the Carrabelle Lions Club duck race, which ended up raising more than $1,100 as ticketholders watched to see if their numbered ducky would be rst down the river. The winner of the $750 prize went to John Posey. Musical storytellers Ken Horne and Howard Pardue were joined in part by banjo player Frank Lindamood as they performed bluegrass and folk songs to an audience lounging on hay bales. The national historic landmark the Governor Stone, a 65-foot two-mast schooner built in 1877, took visitors out on a couple trips during the day, but mainly it was for boarding and picture taking. Mimi Shaw of, BJs s Party House Klown Kapers, brought down a troupe of about two dozen swashbuckling pirates, actors who performed skits and sword ghts as impromptu performance art in keeping with the theme of Pirates of the Carrabellian. We do this four or ve years and well become the pirate festival for the region, Allen said. Theres a whole group of people who love pirates. The sand sculpture was gone this year, with those funds going to childrens activities that included a kidZONE, a pirates treasure hunt for toddlers, and plenty of arts and crafts. Allen said thought is being given to turning the event, which receives support from the Tourist Development Council, into a Friday and Saturday show, with Friday evening catering to adults, but no alcohol, and a really wholesome kid friendly thing on Saturday, Allen said. Now that we have a stage we already have people calling us and wanting to play, he said. Weve created something thats a venue now. Its a matter of ramping that up and doing more along those lines. The stage has been stored at City Hall and is available for others in the community to use, Allen said. He said he was pleased the festival featured only local food vendors, who served fresh seafood. Every one of them had some local connection, Allen said. All the money that came through this town is staying in local economy. You know how proud I am of that? He said he had received good reviews from the vendors, some of whom had gangbuster sales, while others were more modest. But the main thing they appreciate is the hospitality, beginning with a buffet thrown on their behalf Friday evening in Harrys courtyard. They come down not because they know theyre going to rake it in. They just enjoy it because of the way we treat them, Allen said. They tell me theyve never had that done for them at any other festival. RIVERFRONT from page A1 A10| The Times Thursday, May 3, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 76996T IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PENSACOLA DIVISION IN ADMIRALTY Case N o. 3:11cv549/MCR/CJK SE PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. M/V PLAYFUL SEAS (In Rem); EMERALD COAST TRANSPORTATION SERVICES, INC., a Florida corporation (In Personam); etc. Defendants. NOTICE OF UNITED STATES MARSHALS SALE By virtue of an Order granting Plaintiffs Motion For Default Final Judgment issued by this Court in this action on April 3, 2012, notice is hereby given that Plaintiff will sell at public auction on an AS IS, WHERE IS basis, for cashiers check, or certified check, on May 24, 2012, at 12:00 p.m. C.T. at Miller Marine Yacht Service, Inc., 7141 Grassy Point Road, Panama City, FL 32409, the following vessel: M/V Playful Seas, Official Number #1064850, Hull ID Number ETL38501C898, together with the following property, whether or not removed from the Vessel, all of which shall also be deemed to be included within the meaning of the term Vessel, as used herein: all hire, freight, masts, cables, engines, machinery, bowsprits, rigging, boats, anchors, chains, tackle, apparel, furniture, fittings, tools, pumps, equipment supplies, etc., and all replacements thereof, now or hereafter belonging to or attached to and forming part of or used in connection with the Vessel; and all appurtenances and accessories now or hereafter belonging to the Vessel; and all additions and improvements now or hereafter made to the Vessel The vessel will be sold to the highest and best bidder. Said sale will be subject to the confirmation of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. With the exception of the Plaintiff, the highest and best bidder will be required to deliver to the Marshal at the close of auction a non-refundable deposit of at least ten (10%) percent of the bid price in cashiers check, or certified check, with the remaining balance thereof to be paid by cashiers check, or certified check, payable to the U.S. Marshal within three (3) working days after sale. For all parties interested in the vessel, please contact: Jeffrey P. Whitton Post Office Box 1956 Panama City, FL 32402 Telephone: (850) 769-7040 Facsimile: (850) 769-3014 Dated this 13th day of April, 2012. ED SPOONER UNITED STATES MARSHAL April, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 2012 86997T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-310-CA PREMIER BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. ALBERT A. SIMPLER a/k/a ALBERT A. SIMPLER, III, and OSPREY PORTFOLIO, LLC, Defendants. NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1) OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on March 27, 2012, in Case No. 2011-310-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit for Franklin County, Florida, in which PREMIER BANK is the Plaintiff, and ALBERT A. SIMPLER a/k/a ALBERT A. SIMPLER, III, and OSPREY PORTFOLIO, LLC, are the Defendants, that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Franklin County, Florida, will sell at public sale the following described real property: LOT 8, Breezy Point, (Unrecorded) Begin at the Northeast corner of Lot 7 of Breezy Point a subdivision as per map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 15 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, From said POINT OF BEGINNING run North 73 degrees 40 minutes 25 seconds East 100.00 feet, thence run South 06 degrees 18 minutes 56 seconds West 449.79 feet, thence run South 50 degrees 49 minutes 43 seconds West 101.43 feet to a point lying on the Northeasterly right-of-way boundary of Five Points Road, said point also lying on a curve concave to the Southwesterly, thence run Northwesterly along said right-of-way boundary and said curve having a radius of 2039.70 feet, through a central angle of 01 degrees 26 minutes 16 seconds, for an arc distance of 51.18 feet, chord being North 38 degrees 26 minutes 46 seconds West 51.18 feet, thence leaving said right-ofway boundary and said curve run North 06 degrees 18 minutes 56 seconds East 463.09 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. And LOT 9 (Unrecorded) Commence at the Northeast corner of Lot 7 of Breezy Point a subdivision as per map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 15 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida and run North 73 degrees 40 minutes 25 seconds East 100.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue North 73 degrees 40 minutes 25 seconds East 100.00 feet, thence run South 06 degrees 18 minutes 56 seconds West 425.90 feet, thence run South 51 degrees 23 minutes 26 seconds West 210.73 feet to a point lying on the Northeasterly right-of-way boundary of Five Points Road said point also lying on a curve concave to the Southwesterly, thence run Northeasterly along said right-of-way boundary and said curve having a radius of 2039.70 feet, through a central angle of 00 degrees 33 minutes 43 seconds, for an arc distance of 20.01 feet, chord being North 38 degrees 53 minutes 24 seconds West 20.01 feet, thence leaving s aid right-of-way boundary and said curve run North 50 degrees 49 minutes 43 seconds East 101.43 feet, thence run North 06 degrees 18 minutes 56 seconds East 449.79 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. The sale will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., to the highest bidder for cash, at the door of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated April 2, 2012. MARCIA JOHNSON Franklin County Clerk of Court Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk April 26, May 3, 2012 87069T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 11-188-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to Wakulla Bank, Plaintiff, vs. THE SQUARE GROUP, LLC, JOHN P. DANIEL, BETTY BLAIR DANIEL, JANICE MCFARLAND, ALAINE SOLBURG, as Personal Representative of the Estate of WILLIAM SOLBURG, and UNKNOWN TENANTS, Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 10, 2012, entered in Case No. 11-188-CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to Wakulla Bank, a Florida banking corporation, is the Plaintiff, and THE SQUARE GROUP, LLC, JOHN P. DANIEL, BETTY BLAIR DANIEL, JANICE McFARLAND, ALAINE SOLBURG, as Personal Representative of the Estate of WILLIAM SOLBURG, and UNKNOWN TENANTS are the Defendants, the undersigned will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on May 16, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure to-wit: EXHIBIT A Begin at a nail and cap (marked #2919) marking the Southeast corner of Lot 10, Block 2 of Coombs Addition to Carrabelle, Florida as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 11 of the public records of Franklin County, Florida, said point lying on the intersection of the Northerly right of way boundary of U.S. Highway No. 98 with the Westerly right of way boundary of Tallahassee Street. From said Point of Beginning run North 58 degrees 58 minutes 40 seconds West along said Northerly right of way boundary 39.90 feet to a X scribed in concrete, thence leaving said right of way boundary run North 01 degrees 45 minutes 00 seconds East 28.50 feet to an X scribed in concrete, thence run North 77 degrees 31 minutes 50 seconds West 19.32 feet to an X scribed in concrete, thence run North 66 degrees, 31 minutes, 55 seconds Before celebrating Cinco de Mayo, there was a Cinco de Mayo Storytime in Carrabelle on Tuesday afternoon, May 1. Dont forget to visit Franklin County Public Library in Eastpoint this Friday, May 4 at 3:30 p.m. for El Dia De Los Nios and Los Libros, which translated means the Day of the Children and the Books. This celebration of books is celebrated at libraries all around the United States. It promotes awareness of the children who have the ability to speak and understand more than the English language. This is the sixth annual celebration at the Eastpoint Branch offering bi-lingual activities for children of all ages. There will be a puppet show featuring puppeteer Ed Aguiar and library volunteer Kate Aguiar acting as narrator for the featured Chicks and Salsa book. Other activities for this event are derived from other cultures since there are families from diverse populations that live here in Franklin County. The library offers bilingual materials for these families including adult and childrens books, audios, and DVDs. New families to this region may not know of the assistance offered at the library and other county agencies. Please call for more details at the Eastpoint branch, 670-8151 or 697-2366 at the Carrabelle branch.Your County Library Classi eds The Fish fashion Shows Water Dragon, brought to life by Miranda and Kayla Pilger. Far right, Cayce Daniels was delightful as the Estuary FairyPhotos by DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times John Hosford as the Maritime Marshal works to rustle up buyers of duck race tickets.

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, May 3, 2012 The Times | A11 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. Total Down Pmt $7752000 Chevy Monte Carlo T otal Price $4,5000% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West 850-215-1769 9am-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday You Are Automatically Approved If You Can Make Payments On Time!!! Total Down Pmt $8752002 Ford Explorer -3 Rows T otal Price $5,5000% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West 850-215-1769 9am-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday You Are Automatically Approved If You Can Make Payments On Time!!! Total Down Pmt $15752003 Chevy Silverado -X/Cab T otal Price $8,5000% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West 850-215-1769 9am-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday You Are Automatically Approved If You Can Make Payments On Time!!! Total Down Pmt $6751999 Ford F-150 Extended Cab T otal Price $5,2000% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West 850-215-1769 9am-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday You Are Automatically Approved If You Can Make Payments On Time!!! 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 DOUBLEWIDE UNFURNISHED Large Yard, In Country ....................................$700 2 BR MOBILE HOME UNFURNISHED Country, Private ..............................................$550 1 BR FURNISHED CONDO Nice, Includes Utilities.....................................$910 1 BR RIVER CONDO, BOAT SLIP 3 Night Minimum ..........................$105 Plus Daily 1 BR 1BA, UNFURNISHED APT Lanark, Remodeled, Inc Water .......................$475 2 BR 1BA UNFURNISHED APT Lanark ...............................................$375 & $450 1 BR, SUN ROOM/DAY BED Furnished, Lanark, Inc Utilities ......................$650 2BR 1BA MOBILE HOME Fenced Yard ....................................................$500 1BR REMODELED HOUSE Carrabelle .......................................................$450 OFFICE SPACE Hwy 98 Frontage, Carrabelle .....$400 Plus Utilities 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 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. Food Svs/HospitalityServersExperienced, customer oriented servers. High base plus tips. Apply Water Street Hotel 329 Water Street, Apalachicola 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#: 34206692 Text FL06692 to 56654 Sales/Business DevPart TimeRetail Salesperson NeededMust be hard working, dependable, and have own transportation. Willing to work weekends and holidays. Apply at All That Jazz 84 Market Street, Apalachicola (850) 653-4800 Web ID#: 34207835 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. ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free: 800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW West 18.51 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261), thence run North 00 degrees 07 minutes 34 seconds West 13.86 feet to a re-rod, thence run South 88 degrees 59 minutes 25 seconds East 70.17 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261) lying on the Westerly right of way boundary of Tallahassee Street, thence run South 00 degrees, 45 minutes 15 seconds West along said right of way boundary 73.23 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after sale. DATED this 19th day of April, 2012. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of Circuit Court Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk April 26, Mary 3, 2012 87087T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2010-CA-000518 CitiMortgage, Inc. Plaintiff, vs. Timothy Ray Davis a/k/a Timothy R. Davis a/k/a Timothy Davis and Loretta S. Davis a/k/a Loretta Davis, Husband and Wife; Atlantic Credit & Finance Inc., as Assignee of HSBC Card Services; Franklin County, Florida; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 12, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000518 of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein CitiMortgage, Inc., Plaintiff and Timothy Ray Davis a/k/a Timothy R. Davis a/k/a Timothy Davis and Loretta S. Davis a/k/a Loretta Davis, Husband and Wife are defendant (s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder or cash AT THE WEST FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURT-HOUSE, LOCATED ON HWY 98, IN APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on June 5, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: ALL OF LOTS 19, 20, AND 21, OF BLOCK 243, IN GREATER APALACHICOLA, IN THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, IN COMMON USE. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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 ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301; (850) 577-4430 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. KENDALL WADE Clerk of the Circuit Court Franklin County, FL Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Submitted By: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813) 880-8888 (813) 880-8800 April 26, May 3, 2012 87117T 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 HCOLA located at 297-23rd Avenue, in the County of FRANKLIN, in the City of Apalachicola, Florida, 32320 intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Apalachicola Florida, this 24th day of April, 2012. Hillside Coalition of Laborers for Apalachicola, Inc. May 3, 2012 87175T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-000326-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, Plaintiff, vs. DUSTIN COOK, a/k/a DUSTIN K. COOK Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 24, 2012, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market St., Apalachicola, FL 32320 at 11:00 a.m. on June 5, 2012, the following described property: Lots 1 and 2, Block 235 (56), Keoughs Second Addition to the Town of Carrabelle, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2 at Page 20 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. DATED: April 24, 2012. Marcia Johnson Clerk of Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk May 3, 10, 2012 87171T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 07-000295-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, d/b/a Coastal Community Mortgage, Plaintiff, vs. RUBY J. LITTON and DANNY J. LITTON Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 23, 2012, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market St., the following described property: Lot 3, of Block I, St. James Bay Subdivision, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 7, Pages 39-46, Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Dated: April 24, 2012. Marcia Johnson Clerk of Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk May 3, 10, 2012 87177T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIR CUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-000233-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, as successor in interest to Wakulla Bank, Plaintiff, vs. Dennett I. Rainey, a/k/a Dennett Rainey, The Palms & Bluffs at St. Teresa Owners Association, Inc., and Tallahassee State Bank, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 24, 2012, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market St., Apalachicola, FL 32320 at 11:00 a.m. on June 5, 2012, the following described property: Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the PALMS AT ST. TERESA, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 40, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. AND Lots 1, 2 and 3 of the BLUFF AT ST. TERESA, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 41, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida AND Lots 1, 2, and 3, Mossy Oak Preserve, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 99, of the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida. AND Lot B, Mossy Oak Preserve Phase 2, a re-plat of Lot 4, Mossy Oak Preserve, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 15, of the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida. DATED: April 24, 2012. Marcia Johnson Clerk of Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk May 3, 10, 2012 Incorrect Insertion PolicyFor Classified In-column AdvertisersAll ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser to insure correctness. The newspaper will assume correctness at the time of the read-back procedure unless otherwise informed. Please your ad. Advertisers are requested to check the advertisement on the first insertion for correctness. Errors should be reported immediately. Your Florida Freedom newspaper will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for any error in advertisements to a greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the error. Any copy change, during an ordered schedule constitutes a new ad and new charges. We do not guarantee position of ANY ad under any classification. Adopt: A loving Creative Financially Secure Couple, Warm, Stable Family life awaits precious baby FLBar42311 1-800-552-0045 *Expenses paid* -Apalachicola49 9th St. Saturday May 5th 8am-?YARD SALETo Benefit First Baptist Church Christian School We have a variety of good items too choose from!TextFL 07812 to 56654 Apalachicola: 152 17th St. Fri & Sat 9am to ...Garage SaleWomens clothing, shoes, purses, books, household items, etc. Text FL07831 to 56654 Education/TrainingPreschoolCapital Area Community Action Agency is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 school year for the following positions: *Center Director/ Teacher *Teacher Assistant *Cook For more information or to apply online go to: www.cacaainc.org or call (850) 222-2043 for application. Web ID#: 34207668 Text FL07688 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 Food Svs/HospitalityBartender / Therapist NeededThe Port Inn/Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for a part time bartender. The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of liquors, beers, wines, and mixology techniques, but we are willing to train the right person. If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Food Svs/HospitalityEvening Cook NeededThe Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for an evening cook. The ideal candidate will have restaurant experience, but we are willing to train the right person. Applicants must have the ability to function in a fast paced environment while remaining professional and friendly. Candidates must be able to work weekends and holidays, dependability is a must! If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESAccepting Applications *Full-time reservationist w/ great benefits. *Part-time maintenance office clerk. Both positions require weekend work. Apply in person 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island Install/Maint/Repair The MainStay Suites and Port Inn are now accepting applications forRoom attendantsCandidates must be able to work weekends and holidays, 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. E.O.E, D.F.W.P. MainStay Suites 3951 E. Hwy 98 Port St. Joe Fl, 32456 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGworks hard ...filling the employment needs of area business firms, helping people to meet their prospective employers, helping people buy & sell all kinds of goods & services, and much more! Nothing works harder than the Classifieds! 747-5020 Clinic Clinic Instructional Instructional Dentist DentistTo provide clinical and didactic instruction to dental hygiene & dental assisting students. Includes an evidence-based dentistry approach to clinical evaluation and treatment of dental patients in the campus dental clinic. Requires: DMD or equivalent from an ADA accredited institution; current / active license to practice dentistry in good standing (FL license preferred); current CPR certi cation; current working knowledge/ experience in dentistry (within 6 months prior to application). $70k/yr (11 months). Position is Open Until Filled. Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Application (must be completed) & additional info:www.gulfcoast.edu/hr GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer. GCSC Equity O cer 850.872.3866

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LocalA12 | The Times Thursday, May 3, 2012 Our local real estate experts have identied what they feel are the best values around and are oering them to you in Real Estate Picks! (In this section), Discover the best real estate values in Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Cape San Blas, St. George Island, Carrabelle and surrounding areas. 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Furnished, Appliances, HVAC & Water Heater like new. Carl King Ave. Listed by Janie Burke John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.comMLS#247025$14,000 EastpointMAGNOLIA RIDGE One acre bank owned building site, located in a secluded area of beautiful Franklin County, paved roads and underground utilities make this a great location for a permanent residence or weekend retreat. Shadow Bay Dr. Listed by Michael Billings 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 GET YOUR AD IN 653-8868Trades & Services Laban Bontrager, DMD Monica Bontrager, DMD 12761 Pea Ridge Road Bristol, Florida 32321TELEPHONE (850) 643-5417 Bristol Dental ClinicDENTURE LAB ON PREMISESSame Day Service on Repairs and Relines Don Lively General Contractors LICENSED ANDINSURED 20 YEARSEXPERIENCE P.O. Box 439 Carrabelle, FL 32322 697-2783 or Mobile 566-2603RC0066499RG0065255 Carrabelle Visa, Discover, and American Express Honored at Participating Ace Stores JACKSONS Building Supplies & Auto Repair Carrabelle 697-3333 We Deliver AnywhereHardware and Paint Center Electrical & Finish Carpentry850-229-6751850-227-5666Michael & Anthony TonyPoloronis&Sons,Inc. 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 Carrabelle seniors host Saturday night danceThe Carrabelle Senior Center, at 201 NW Avenue F, on the corner of 1st Street and NW Avenue F, will host a dance this Saturday evening, May 5, starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Music will be provided by local disc jockey Ron Vice, serving up a lively mix of Big Band dance tunes and mellow pop hits. Come down to the Senior Center to dance ... or just to listen to the music. For more information on the dance and other activities at the Senior Center visit www. CarrabelleSeniorCenter. com.Franklin Neighborhood Association to meet SaturdayCone out and join the newly organized Franklin neighborhood Association. A meeting will be held Saturday, May 5 at 1 p.m. at the Franklin Square Recreation Center on Sixth Street in Apalachicola. Its your community; come out and get involved. For further info call Myrtis WynnWilliams at 774-8844 or email wynnm@yahoo.comDems to select state delegates SaturdayThe Democratic Party of Franklin County will hold their caucus to select delegates to the state convention on Saturday, May 5 at the Water Street Hotel, 329 Water Street, Apalachicola. Voting will take place between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Any Democrat registered to vote in Franklin County can vote in the caucus.Skate park plans Saturday RockfestThe Justin Brice Grif n Memorial Skate Park has worked out an all-star music lineup for the upcoming Saturday, May 5 Rockfest bene t, slated for Battery Park in downtown Apalachicola. Here is a preliminary list of who will be playing, and when:: Sliver of Hope 10 10:25 a.m.; Vices and Virtues 10:40 11:05 a.m.; Chris Ruiz 11:20 11:45 a.m.; Donovan Chapman Noon to 12:25 p.m.; Andre Lukiss 12:40 1:05 p.m.; Own Up 1:20 1:45 p.m.; Nothing Without Heart 2: 2:25 p.m.; Your Last Memory 2:40 3:05 p.m.; Our Last Days 3:20 3:45 p.m.; 5 Cent Shy 4 4:25 p.m.; 90 Proof 4:40 5:05 p.n.; The Stronghold 5:20 5:45 p.m.; Omen 6 6:25 p.m.; Geezus Chrysler 6:40 7:05 p.m.; SOL 7:20 8:05 p.m.; Hell Bottoms 8:15 9 p.m.; and Forever We Were 9:15 10 p.m. Come enjoy a day full of music. $10 at the gate. Bring your chairs and coolers. Food booths. Rockfest Memorabilia. Raf es. You dont want to miss this. Lots of fun for a great cause, to maintain and improve the skate park.Full moon climb Sunday at St. George LightThe May Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be held Sunday, May 6. The sunset climb will take place from 8 to 9:30 p.m. and will include light hors doeuvres and a sparkling cider toast to the full moon. Cost is $15 for the general public and $10 for members of the St. George Lighthouse Association. The sun will set at 8:20 p.m. and the moon will rise at 9:19 p.m. After sunset, people are invited to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the full moon, as space and time permit. Cost is $10 for the general public and $5 for SGLA members. The lighthouse is at the center of St. George Island, where Island Drive (the road off the bridge) ends at Gulf Beach Drive. Parking is available in lots at either side of the park. Because space is limited, reservations are recommended, so to make them, of for more information, please contact the St. George Island Visitor Center at 927-7744 or toll free at 888-927-7744.Vet center to visit CGJ museum TuesdayOn Tuesday, May 8, the Tallahassee Vet Center will be at the Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum in the Carrabelle Municipal Complex to counsel veterans concerning their VA bene ts. A private con dential room for this service is being provided by the museum. You might be eligible for VA bene ts if you are a veteran or veterans dependent; surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased veteran; uniformed service member; or present or former reservist or National Guard member. Eligibility for most VA bene ts is based upon discharge from active duty military service under other than dishonorable conditions and certain bene ts require service during wartime. The Tallahassee Vet Center will have staff personnel available to inform veterans of bene ts available through the Veterans Administration. No appointment is necessary, however if you wish to call or visit the Center in Tallahassee they are located at 548 Bradford Road. The phone is 942-8810 or toll free 877927-8387. You may also learn more about VA bene ts and services at: www.va.gov News BRIEFS