The Apalachicola times
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Title: The Apalachicola times
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: H.W. Johnston
Place of Publication: Apalachicola Fla
Apalachicola Fla
Publication Date: 05-31-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Franklin -- Apalachicola
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1885.
General Note: Description based on: New ser. vol. 15, no. 14 (July 14, 1900).
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xxxxx xxxxx 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM Phone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8036 Circulation: 800-345-8688 DEADLINES FOR NEXT WEEK: School News & Society: 11 a.m. Friday Real Estate Ads: 11 a.m. Thursday Legal Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Display Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Line Ads: 5 p.m. Monday xxxxx Contact Us xxxxx Out to see Thursday, May 31, 2012 By David Adlerstein 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com The educations of 59 Franklin County High School students will be celebrated with diplomas Friday, a symbol of achievement and the mark of their formal entry into the challenging world of work, career and family responsibility. For some, it will be the launching pad for higher education, led by the Class of 2012s two top scholars, valedictorian Jessica Dempsey and salutatorian Adreenah Wynn. Both straight-A students, they will earn Highest Honors, as will Deanna County memorializes war dead By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com There have been 1,343,813 men and women killed in the military service of the Unites States since the nation was formed 236 years ago. Some say Why not just round it off? said retired Marine Gen. Charles Wilhelm, who was the featured speaker Monday morning at Veterans Plaza in Apalachicola, before the gritty, sculpted stares of the Three Servicemen Statue Detail. You do not round off Whaley seeks re-election to school board Special to the Times Carl Whaley has led his letter of intent to seek re-election to the of ce of school board member for District 5. Whaley, 43, of 242 Peggy Lane, Carrabelle, has led as no party af liation, because the seat is nonpartisan. He led signatures to the Supervisor of Elections of ce by May 7 to become legally entitled to run. His name will appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot, provided he of cially quali es during the June 4-8 qualifying period. The following is a statement issued by the candidate: To Franklin County Residents, District 5 voters: I am Carl Whaley and I am your District 5 representative on the Franklin County School Board. My wife, Dana, son Duncan and I are residents of Carrabelle Beach. Dana and I are graduates of the Franklin County Schools, and Duncan is a rising fth-grader and Franklin County Seahawk. We are members of the First Baptist Church of Carrabelle. Dana and I have served proudly as coaches of the Carrabelle and Franklin County Youth League sports and have served on the Franklin County Schools Parent-Teacher Organization. I also serve our community as the Fire Chief of the Carrabelle Volunteer Fire Department and teach the required Hunters By FELICIA KITZMILLER 522-5114 | @PCNHFelicia Fkitzmiller@pcnh.com The Forgotten Coast isnt so forgotten. St. George Island State Park, on the 22-mile-long barrier island near Apalachicola Bay, was named the No. 4 most beautiful beach in the country for 2012 in a survey by Dr. Beach, professor Stephen P. Leatherman of Florida International University. The park on the east end of the island moved up the list two spaces from its 2011 ranking. Josh Hodson, manager of the Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park, said the safe, clean, uncrowded beach has provided a welcome retreat for visitors for years. The park itself offers nine miles of pristine beaches. The density of people is a little less out here, so people get the sense of isolation and serenity, he said. Its so clear you can see the stars. When you can see them re ected in the water, its really beautiful. The park sees about 200,000 visitors each year, with the busiest time in the summer months beginning with Memorial Day weekend. The unspoiled coastline seems to attract city dwellers from Atlanta and Tallahassee particularly, Hodson said. He said he is happy to see the area recognized and appreciated. We dont necessarily get a ton of tourists, he said. Key attractions to the area include kayaking, shing, shell searching and generally relaxCARL WHALEY JOSH HODSON Class of 2012 to graduate Friday COMING UP For complete coverage of Fridays Senior Awards Night, Sundays baccalaureate service at Eastpoint Church of God and the upcoming commencement, stay tuned for next weeks issue. JESSICA DEMPSEY ADREENAH WYNN See GRADUATE A11 ELECTION 2012 St. George Island climbs Best Beach chart TOP 10 BEACHES 1. Coronado Beach, Calif. 2. Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii 3. Main Beach, East Hampton, N.Y. 4. St. George Island State Park 5. Hamoa Beach, Maui, Hawaii 6. Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Mass. 7, Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii 8. Cape Florida State Park near Miami 9. Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, S.C. 10. Cape Hatteras in North Carolina Source: Dr. Beach Remembering the fallen Donning his cap is Jordan Moreira, 17 months, son of Cpl. Jose Moreira, right, a member of the color guard from the Tallahassee Marine Corps E Company Anti-Terrorism Battalion. Photos by DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . . A8 Faith . . . . . . . A9 Outdoors . . . . . A10 Tide Chart . . . . A10 Classi eds . . . A12-A13 Were here to recognize them. How can you drive by here without gaining a better understanding of what this memorial is all about? Patriotism is caught, it is not taught. Retired Marine Gen. Charles Wilhelm at the Three Servicemen Statue Detail See FALLEN A11 See WHALEY A11 See BEST BEACH A11 Opinion A4 xxxxx Index Van Johnson Day celebration Saturday The retirement celebration for Van Johnson, who retires today as county solid waste director, will be Saturday, June 2 at the Holy Family Community Center in Apalachicola. The banquet will be 6-8 p.m., with mixing, mingling and dancing to follow from 8-10 p.m. For additional info, contact Fonda Davis Sr. at 370-6437. Fishermans Choices kids tourney June 9 Charles and Rex Pennycuff will host their annual Fishermans Choice Youth Fishing Tournament on June 9. Kids 16 and under sh for all major fresh and saltwater species, with each entry receiving a T-shirt. After the tournament, entries are invited to attend a cookout at the Eastpoint Pavilion to weigh in their sh, eat hot dogs and hamburgers and get prizes such as rods and reels, tackle boxes and cast nets. Prizes are given for rst, second, third and fourth places. Entry is free, and generally about 200 kids sign up. Call Fishermans Choice for more information at 670-8808 or visit www. shermanschoice.net Toss a mullet June 9 The Mullet Toss, set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 9, is sponsored by The Blue Parrot on St. George Island for the bene t of the Apalachicola Bay Charter School. For $25, you get a Mullet Toss T-shirt and two mullet to throw. Visitors and locals compete for bragging rights and prizes, for the longest throws in the mens, womens and kids divisions. For more info visit www.blueparrotsgi. com/calendar/mullet. One-woman show at art museum Beginning June 7, the Apalachicola Museum of Art will present an exhibition of paintings by local artist Susan Richardson. The museum is at 96 Fifth St. A letter from Kuwait A4 VOL. 127 ISSUE 5


Local A2 | The Times Thursday, May 31, 2012 By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com A worker at a local golf course said he believes he spotted a big cat on the green. Another Carrabelle man rst stirred controversy in 2009 when he posted a video he alleged was of a large black cat, photographed in Tates Hell, on the Internet. Since then, several groups have attempted to track the Carrabelle cat, and there have been repeated reports of the animal on the east end of the county. In March, two experienced monster hunters visited the county and were unable to authenticate the original lm. Investigators said the cat in the lm was a large house cat and that they found no evidence of a big cat in the area during their two-day visit. Since then, there have been two more reports of big cats in Franklin County. Certi ed Green Guide Leslie Cox of Carrabelle reported seeing a black cat the size of a Labrador retriever with a shorter tail than a panther standing beside a trash container at the new county boat ramp beside the Ochlocknee River Bridge near Panacea. She spotted the animal from a moving car. Wildlife biologist Adam Warwick theorized that what she saw could have been a bobcat. He said bobcats can reach a weight of 60 pounds and some sport a tail as long as 18 inches. That doesnt seem to explain what another man saw near Lanark Village. James Marsh, also of Carrabelle, said he saw a black panther crossing the street at St. James Bay Golf Resort. Marsh owns a commercial laundry and services the condominiums at St. James Bay. He said two weeks ago, he was leaving the resort about 3 p.m. when a panther walked across the road in front of him. He observed the cat where the cartway comes off from the 17th hole. He described the animal as slightly shorter in stature than a full-grown German shepherd, but longer in length without the tail. He estimated the animals weight at 125 to 150 pounds. Marsh viewed the cat from several hundred feet away but said: There is absolutely no doubt of my mind of what I saw. Nobody was in a hurry. The cat casually strolled out of the tall grass, stopped on the pathway, twitched its tail and strolled off towards the pond. He said he observed the animal for four or ve seconds. He said that during his delivery last week, he saw a four-foot alligator cross the street in the same place. Ive heard people say they have seen panthers but this is the rst time I have seen it, Marsh said. I have been traveling back and forth for two-and-a-half years, and Ive seen everything else but this is the rst time I saw one. 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U.S. 98 & GULF ADJ. TO LANARK MARINA 850 K $29,500 $2,500 D O W N B UYS 2 B ED A PT 2 6 OR RENT $500/MTH GULFVIE W & ACCESS3 BDR 2 BA 2006 M/H $89,000 2 LG. SHADY LOTS-3 OUT BLDG. -400 TO MARINA-CITY W ATER $49,500 MIH 2 C RNR LOTS BLK. $ S TORE REDUCED $49,500 CITY COMM. LOTSU.S. 98 -$29,500 UP By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com A ght over a travel trailer led to gun re last week in Apalachicola after sticuffs escalated to a bullet from a .357 revolver. James H. Grimm II, 61, Apalachicola, was arrested Thursday evening, May 24 following a fracas at the 170 block of 25th Street in which witnesses told police he had shot Clay Bailey. Grimm was booked into the Franklin County jail on charges of discharging a reman in public, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Bailey was rushed by Weems ambulance to Bay Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the left side of his hip. He was back home by Saturday morning and is recuperating from the incident. According to a probable cause narrative led by Apalachicola Police Of cer William W. Creamer, the incident took place sometime before 6:31 p.m., when he was dispatched to the scene. Upon his arrival, he said he saw sheriffs Deputy Quinnaland Rhodes placing a white male into the back seat of his patrol car, and Bailey screaming from across the street Hes the one that shot me. Yall need to take him to jail. Creamer said he went to calm Bailey down, and saw a hole in his pants leg on the left side of his hip, and a large amount of blood. Rhodes brought a .357 revolver to Creamer and told him he had unloaded the rearm. Weems medical personnel tended to Bailey before transporting him to Bay Medical. Grimm was taken to the emergency room by Rhodes for in juries sustained to his left eye. Creamer said the rst witness he spoke to was Albert W. Douglas, who said he had seen a motorcycle pull up to Baileys property, driven by a white male and accompanied by a white female. Douglas told the of cer he had seen the man walk up to Bailey and they both began to argue over a travel trailer and a bill of sale. He said that after some shouting, the guy hit Mr. Bailey and Mr. Bailey hit him back. Douglas said he then saw the man pull out a gun and shoot Bailey. After that, Douglas said the man told him to leave or he would shoot him. Creamer said the arguing had then continued and the police were called. The Apalachicola of cer said he next interviewed a second witness Kevin Shirah, who said he was inside his house across the street when he heard a gunshot. When he went outside to investigate, Shirah said he saw one guy laying on the ground and another guy standing with a gun in his hand. Kevin said that Mr. Bailey got up and began to walk in the street and try to ght Mr. Grimm, Creamer reported. The third witness the of cer interviewed was Grimms girlfriend Marjorie Nabors, who said the two had come by to check out their camper. Nabors said that when Bailey approached them he became cocky and began to ask to ght, with Grimm saying no. At this time, Mr. Bailey ran up and knocked him up side the head with his st, Nabors told the of cer, adding that the next she knew, she heard a gunshot. James was bleeding and Mr. Bailey was screaming You dirty (expletive), you shot me. Nabors said the police were called, and Bailey continued to ght, coming across the road. He began to throw sand and rocks in their face, while they were standing across the street in the neighbors yard. Creamer also interviewed a third witness, Danny Pinho, who told the police he was sitting on Baileys front doorstep when he saw a blue motorcycle and the man told Bailey he was there to pick up his camper. Mr. Bailey told the guy he was not going to get the camper until he paid Mr. Bailey some money, Pinho told the of cer. He then said the guy hit Bailey and Bailey hit the guy back. Creamer said Pinho told him as soon as Mr. Bailey hit the guy, a gun rang out. Pinho said he saw Bailey limping around. Creamer had Shadetree Towing recover the motorcycle, and then went to Weems emergency room and took over for Rhodes. Grimm told the of cer he received a call that Mr. Bailey was taking the tires off his camper. He then drove over and wanted to know why the tires were gone. Mr. Bailey asked him if had a bill of sale, and (Grimm said) Yes, but he didnt have enough time to nd it, reported Creamer. The of cer said Grimm told him Bailey then began to hit him a numerous times on the side of the head. At this time James said he was in fear of his life and shot Mr. Bailey one time. James said he didnt remember much. But James said he did remember crossing the road and Mr. Bailey came at him with a shovel, and was throwing dirt and rocks at him and his motorcycle. The of cer said he noticed a small cut beside Grimms left eye, and that the doctor then came in and told Grimm one of his ribs was broken. Creamer said Grimm was then discharged from the hospital and taken to jail. Trailer dispute prompts gun re JAMES GRIMM II Carrabelle Cat par for the course? PHOTO COURTESY OF ST. JAMES BAY GOLF RESORT James Marsh reported seeing a black panther emerge from tall grass that anks the fairway at St. James Bay. James H. Grimm II was booked into the Franklin County jail on charges of discharging a reman in public, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.


Local The Times | A3 Thursday, May 31, 2012 in Apalachicola, and were asked to notify the agency if any came in contact with him. Croom, along with Brett Johnson, investigator with the sheriffs office, and John Turner, investigator with the state attorneys office, worked diligently on the case. Croom contacted U.S. Marshal Services and Supervisor Keith Wilmer of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to assist in the apprehension and recovery of Baker and the stolen seafood truck. The seafood truck was discovered at a hotel in early September 2011, and the hotel clerk then called Water Street Seafood. Apalachicola Police Chief Bobby Varnes asked the Escambia County Sheriff Office crime lab to process the seafood truck. Baker was arrested May 2 by local authorities in Georgia on multiple charges and is being held on charges pending in Apalachicola. FWC busts impaired boaters Earlier this month, the crew of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions Gulf Sentry generated activity related to alcohol and drugs on the water. Officer Joshua Waite observed a vessel operating in a careless manner on the St. Marks River and upon boarding the vessel and conducting an investigation, determined the operator was impaired. Waite arrested the suspect for boating under the influence. The suspect later provided a breath sample that was above the legal limit of .08. On the same day, Officers Matt Gore and Will Raker were conducting water patrol on the Carrabelle River. While conducting a boarding, Gore became suspicious the operator might be impaired and after conducting his investigation, arrested the individual for BUI/ operation while impaired. Later that night while conducting a resource inspection, Raker issued a citation for possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis. Free hunter safety course in Liberty County The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is offering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Liberty County. The course will be at the Woodmen of the World Camp, 22459 N.E. Woodmen of the World Road in Hosford. Instruction is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Students must complete the Internet course before coming to class and bring a copy of the final report from the online portion of the course. The final report form does not have to be notarized. An adult must accompany children under the age of 16 at all times. Students are encouraged to bring a pencil and paper with them to take notes. The hunter safety course is required for people born on or after June 1, 1975, to purchase a Florida hunting license. The FWC course satisfies hunter safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces. People interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC. com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWCs regional office in Panama City at 265-3676. Stolen seafood truck driver arrested On July 25, 2011, Apalachicola Police Officer Anthony Croom Jr. received a call from Water Street Seafood in reference to a stolen seafood truck. Truck driver William Baker had taken the 2010 Hino 6 wheel truck, along with seafood products, on a delivery route to Pensacola. According to a press release from the Apalachicola Police Department, Baker made 13 deliveries along this route, and should have returned to Apalachicola sometime that Saturday, according to Water Streets office manager. When the seafood truck had not returned that Monday, the office manager called the sheriffs office, saying Baker had kept several thousand dollars that was paid by the companies to which he had delivered. Baker also had prior arrests for grand theft of a motor vehicle. Family and friends of Baker, along with Florida and Georgia officials, were notified of the incident that occurred Many Other Prizes Entry Fee: 17 years and up $25 16 years and younger $15 Free T-Shirt with every entry SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH Proceeds go to Apalachicola Bay Charter School Would Like To Congratulate All The On Their Graduation! 409 US Hwy 98, Apalachicola, FL 32320 (850) 653.1400 850-653-2161 See us for your insurance needs at 61 Ave. E, Apalachicola, FL 32320 H OME A UTO L IFE B USINESS M A RINE B ONDS WRITING & OTH E R L IN E S O F INSUR A NC E Congratulations to All Our Local Graduates! 117 Ave E, Apalachicola, FL (850) 653.8825 The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce. Arrests in this report were made by of cers from the Apalachicola Police Department (APD), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce (FCSO). All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. May 22 John J. Polous, 67, Eastpoint, battery (FWC) Willie G. Dasher, Jr., 33, Eastpoint, driving while license revokedhabitual (FCSO) Claude F. Banks, Jr., 49, Apalachicola, aggravated battery pregnant victim (FCSO) Amanda F. Graybill, 28, Roanoke, Va., grand theft (FCSO) May 23 James E. West, 50, Apalachicola, domestic battery (APD) May 24 Amaury A. Peral, 27, Elizabeth, NJ, violation of probation (FCSO) James H. Grimm, II, 61, Apalachicola, discharging a reman in public, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and aggravated assault with a dea y weapon (APD) Arrest REPORT Law BRIEFS


Opinion A4 | The Times 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 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 This is an open letter to the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners and the City of Apalachicola, Board of City Commissioners. It is respectfully requested that the following resolution be approved and sent to Vincent Dolan, president of Progress Energy Florida, Inc., for consideration to reroute a segment of their power transmission lines north of Eastpoint, Apalachicola Bay and the city of Apalachicola. This is a route they have never ofcially considered. We recognize that Progress Energy Florida was under regulatory and economic pressure to complete grid transmission requirements through Franklin County, and that these efforts have signicantly been completed. Therefore, we ask your immediate consideration and investigation of an alternate path that would reroute much of the coastal transmission route north of Apalachicola Bay, Eastpoint and the city of Apalachicola. The westward path we request you consider is east of Eastpoint at the junction of U.S. Highway 98, proceeding north on State Road 65, then directly west connecting with existing railroad right-of-way, following that path west of the city of Apalachicola. It is further requested that upon completion of this new circuit, that all transmission structures be removed from Apalachicola Bay, Eastpoint and the city of Apalachicola and a very specic timetable be provided for burial of distribution network within the historic district of Apalachicola. We are resolved to make this request based on the following considerations: 1) Transmission lines would be predominantly and rightly placed on state of Florida lands away from populated areas with minimal intrusion on private lands. There is no ofcial record of this route ever being considered by PEF. 2) State of Florida right-of-way authorities, land managers and ranking state ofcials are amenable to mitigate, some or all, right-of-way acquisition costs. 3) The transmission grid would be further removed from storm prone coastal regions to safeguard even greater reliability. 4) The invaluable and publicly appreciated unobstructed vista of Apalachicola Bay would be protected. 5) Lack of compliance, with city of Apalachicola franchise agreement specifying the legal authority of esthetic consideration, would be resolved. 6) Lack of compliance, with City of Apalachicola Land Development Code permitting process, would be resolved. 7) Resolves potential conict of PEF permitting that identies project as a 69kv rebuild when in fact this is a planned upgrade to 115kv. 8) Provides compliance with the recommendations made by Florida Department of State regarding planned route. 9) Resolves greatly degraded property values along routes through Apalachicola and Eastpoint areas. 10) Enhances valuable tourist experience in 200-year old historic downtown Apalachicola. 11) Resolves close proximity of high voltage 115kv transmission lines to two schools, hospital, residential areas, commercial, and historic districts that might be in conict with State of Florida statutes that require 100 meter buffer. 12) Apalachicola is one of only two areas in the State of Florida that has been designated by the state as an Area of critical state concern because of its historic value, environmental assets and economic concerns. As such, high voltage transmission lines are not compatible with the intent of this state designation. In the spirit of cooperation and mutual interest for the public good this request is made with very positive expectations. It is further requested that written response would be appreciated within 10 days by a senior corporate Progress Energy Florida ofcer, not local management. Thank you in advance for your consideration. Adoption of this resolution is also a clear statement of local public and government dissatisfaction with the current route of these transmission lines through our community. Not only is this a powerful message to Progress Energy, it is also a message that will resonate with state and federal authorities that might advocate on our behalf. Thank you in advance for your action on behalf of this community. Sincerely, Tom Daly Thursday, May 31, 2012 By SGT. MAJ. RICKY LINTON Special to the Times Hello from Kuwait. I wanted to send a letter home to my family and friend from Kuwait. Lt. Col. Hayes and I Command Sgt. Maj. Linton deployed from Fort Hood, Texas in July with 653 Lancer Soldiers. Hayes and Linton are the commander, and command sergeant major, of 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry from the 1st Brigade 1st Cavalry Division. We command 653 of the greatest soldiers in the Army. We were assigned to Camp Kalsu, Iraq and quickly started conducting 23 missions a day in support of Operation New Dawn. We were upsized with an additional 91 soldiers that included a military police company from Louisiana that now gave us a total of 763 soldiers. We spent the next ve months patrolling the streets of Iraq, conducting meeting, and combined patrol with the Iraqi military and police force. The month of December was one to remember as we were busy conducting all our missions and at the same time preparing our exit out of Iraq. There were a few hair-raising nights as insurgents reminded us of their dislike for us as they sent rockets toward and onto the camp. There was an ongoing joke that it was safer out on patrol in the cities of Iraq than on the camp. I am not sure I will ever forget the sound of the inbound rocket attack alarm; theres nothing like being woken up to that sound and running to the closest bunker. The day had nally come and in the middle of the night mid-December we loaded up and took a three-day drive out of Iraq to Kuwait. We spent the rest of December trying to get as many of our soldiers home for Christmas and looking back on our success in Iraq. Lt. Col. Hayes and I felt we were very lucky and blessed as we managed to get every one of our 763 soldiers out of Iraq alive. We had one soldier break his leg pretty bad as he dove into a bunker and we had one soldier who received the Purple Heart for wounds he received during a roadside bomb attack on his vehicle. We also agreed that there were plenty of opportunities for bad things that could have happened to us, but due to the great training and leadership of our soldiers, we only sustained these two injuries. The Lancer has spent the last ve months in Kuwait where the sun comes up at 4 a.m. and by 8 a.m. it is 100 degrees and by noon it is 120 degrees. We have been selected not to return to our loved ones, but instead were to spend the next six months in support of Operation Spartan Shield. We have had the great opportunity to train our soldiers on things that we have not been able to do in years. We will close this nal mission out by conducting a Combined Arms Breach of a wire and land-mined obstacle. This task has not been conducted in years as there was no real need for it. This is when you take M1A1 tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicle, Engineers Air Force attack helicopters and you destroy an obstacle so the follow-on forces can get to the bad guys. I, the only soldier in my battalion that was here for Operation Desert Shield, nd it funny as I was a young corporal in my rst combat operation conducted a combined arms breach in to Iraq from Kuwait and here in my last combat operation will conduct a breach once more. We will start our redeployment back to Fort Hood on June 24 and that is not a day too soon, as we nd ourselves tired and just ready to go home. We have about one month from going home and anyone wanting to follow us home may visit our Facebook page C Co, 2-5 CAV, 1BCT, 1CD, like us and follow us home. We post picture and stories on a daily basis. I was awarded my second Bronze Star yesterday for my exceptionally meritorious service in support of Operation New Dawn. This all being said, and with 25 years of service to my country, my wonderful wife Julie and I have decided that it is time for me to grow up and stop playing Army. I would have never thought I would say I want to retire but as of yesterday I turned in my request to retire. I have had an amazing 25 years of service but I am tired and really want to take the opportunity to watch my last child grow up. My children Katy, Lacey, and Nick have had to grow up without a full-time father and though they were troopers about it, I nd it is time for me to be there for my last child, Ricky Jr. See you dont have to be a soldier to sacrice for your country, as my children had to sacrice their time growing up with me for their country and for that I am very thankful. Julie and I have not decided where we will settle down as yet, as there is Carol, my stepdaughter, and she is a junior in high school and the fact I will need to nd a job. To all my friends, family, and loved ones back home in Apalachicola, it has been my pleasure defending our country and our freedoms. 100 degrees on a Kuwaiti morning By JOE SHIELDS Special to the Times Recent assessments conducted by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in May indicate there are substantial quantities of harvestable legal size oysters throughout the Summer Harvesting Areas in Apalachicola Bay, particularly: The northern and southern ends of Normans Bar (29 43.766 / 84 55.624 and 29 42.317 / 84 56.253, respectively); Lighthouse Bar (29 42.591 / 84 54.913); and Hotel Bar (29 40.385 / 84 53.567). The assessments indicate a substantial increase in oyster populations in restored areas like Hotel Bar. This is, in part, due to DACS efforts to increase oyster populations by placing nearly 200,000 bushels, or nearly 8,000 cubic yards, of processed oyster shell along the length of Hotel Bar over the last four years. DACS encourages oyster harvesters to work these areas during the upcoming summer harvesting season and provide feedback to the department, based on their observations. DACS conducted the assessments of the oyster population in Apalachicola Bay as part of its efforts to support the continued viability of the oyster industry. These assessments are an important planning tool that DACS uses to determine areas in need of resource development (oyster cultch placement). The state of Florida has conducted oyster resource assessments on the principle oyster-producing reefs in Apalachicola Bay for more than 30 years. In addition to providing information on areas in need of development, the data gathered in assessments allows DACS to reliably predict trends in oyster production; to monitor oyster population dynamics, including recruitment, growth, and natural mortality and standing stocks; and to determine the impacts of climatic events such as hurricanes, oods and droughts. DACS staff uses a weighted, quarter-meter PVC quadrant to mark out sample areas. Samples are collected by divers; live oysters, shell and associated fauna are removed to a depth of 15 cm, placed in mesh collecting bags and delivered to the survey vessel. Live oysters are counted and measured to the nearest lower 0.5 cm length. In addition, data is gathered on the total number of oysters collected, their average length, how many legal oysters (3 inches) were present and the numbers of bushels per acre. This assessment method has been used for many years and has proven to be a reliable measure of both the health and quantity of Apalachicola Bays oyster resource. DACS is grateful for the input harvesters who provide to our resource managers. Harvesters have a valuable role to play in ensuring oyster cultch activities are being conducted in areas that are the most useful to the oyster community. To provide feedback on what you are seeing on the water or to get additional information on any of our programs in Apalachicola, please call DACS Apalachicola Shellsh Center at 653-8317. Joe Shields is with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Apalachicola Shellsh Center. Lots of legal oysters on summer bars Ofcials should back reroute of power lines SPECI A L TO THE T IME S Command Sgt. Maj. Linton, right, with Brigade Commander Col. Efland.J OE S HIEL DS | Special to the Times Oysters collected from Hotel Bar plant site. 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.


Thursday, May 31, 2012 Franklin County Tourist Development Council PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULE CHANGE Please note the following changes to the regular schedule: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Regular Committee Meeting, City of Apalachicola Room, begins @ 1:30 PM Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Council Meeting, Carrabelle City Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Regular Committee Meeting, City of Apalachicola Room, begins @ 1:30 PM Tuesday, July 10, 1012 Regular Council Meeting Can celed and rescheduled for Tuesday, July 24 2012, City of Apalachicola Room, begins @ 1:30 PM Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Council/Committee Meeting, City of Apalachicola Room, begins @ 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 14, 2012, Board, Franklin County Court house Annex, 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2012, Grants and Marketing Commit tees, beginning at 1:30 pm Tuesday, September 11, 2012, Board, Carrabelle City Of Tuesday, September 25, 2012, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm @ 17-1/2 Avenue E, Apalachicola, 653-8678, or visit our website: www.anaturalescape.com/administration. This is a public meeting and two or more County Commissioners may attend. PUBLIC NOTICE THE FRANKLIN COUNTY ADVISORY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012, AT 10:00 A.M., IN THE COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING ROOM OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE ANNEX TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING VARIANCES, APPEALS AND SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS: 1 CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST FOR A VARIANCE TO CONSTRUCT A SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE 18 FEET INTO THE CRITICAL HABITAT ZONE AND TO CONSTRUCT A SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE IN EXCESS OF THE 20% IMPERVIOUS SURFACE LIMIT WITHIN THE CRITICAL SHORELINE DISTRICT. THESE REQUESTS ARE PROPOSED FOR LOT 87, HOLLIDAY BEACH, UNIT 1, ALLIGATOR POINT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. REQUEST SUBMITTED BY BARBARA SANDERS, AGENT FOR LEE WILLIAMS, JR AND ANN D. WILLIAMS, OWNERS. 2 CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST FOR A VARIANCE TO CONSTRUCT A SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING 8.5 FEET INTO THE FRONT SETBACK LINE AND 2.5 FEET INTO BOTH SIDE SETBACK LINES ON PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS LOT 2, BLOCK B, RANGE 3, MCKISSACK BEACH SUBDIVISION, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. REQUEST SUBMITTED BY DAVE AND DENISE DISCEPOLI, OWNERS. 3 CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST FOR A VARIANCE TO CONSTRUCT TWO HOTELS BELOW THE BASE FLOOD ELEVATION (VE EL14) AS DETERMINED BY THE FLOOD IN SURANCE RATE MAPS FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. REQUEST SUBMITTED BY BEN WATKINS, OWNER. THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ACTING AS THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT WILL ADDRESS THESE REQUESTS AT THEIR MEETING ON JUNE 19, 2012. *Persons wishing to comment may do so in person or in writing to the Franklin County Planning & Zoning Department, 34 Forbes Street, Suite 1, Apalachicola, FL 32320. Transactions of this hearing will not be recorded, persons wishing to record the proceedings must make the necessary arrangement for recording. 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 Carrabelle seniors host Saturday dance The Carrabelle Senior Center will host a dance at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 2. Admission is free, with music provided by local disc jockey Ron Vice, serving up a lively mix of Big Band dance tunes and mellow pop hits. Come down to the Senior Center, 201 N.W. Ave. F, on the corner of First Street, in downtown Carrabelle, to dance or just to listen to the music. For more information, visit www. CarrabelleSeniorCenter. com. Full moon climb at lighthouse Monday The June Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be Monday, June 4. The Sunset/Full Moon Climb will be 8-9:30 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 8:37 p.m., and the moon will rise at 9:07 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 Cape St. George Light is in St. George Lighthouse Park at the center of St. George Island, where Island Drive ends at Gulf Beach Drive. Parking is available in lots at either side of the park. Reservations are recommended. For reservations or more information, contact the St. George Island Visitor Center at 927-7744 or toll free at 888-927-7744. Pam Nobles dance recital June 9 A double-barreled recital by Pam Nobles Dance Studio students is set for 1:09 and 6:09 p.m. June 9 at the Dixie Theatre in Apalachicola. Theme is Dance till You Drop. Meet the candidates June 8 The Franklin County Political Kickoff Jamboree will be at 5 p.m. June 8 at the Eastpoint Fire House, 24 Sixth St., Eastpoint. All candidates, local and state, Democrat, Republican, third party or no party, are invited to address the gathering, mingle and shake hands. The order of candidates speaking will be decided by the order of their listing on the ofcial ballot. If you havent made up your mind and have questions for the candidates or even if you dont have a question and just want to meet and hear the candidates, this is the place to be. Tickets are $25, which includes dinner and a drink. Space is limited. Make checks out to the Franklin Republican Executive Committee, or simply Franklin REC. For more information, call Kristy Banks at 6535043, Rita O Connell at 927-2893, Bill Snyder at 697-3189 or Liz Sisung at 670-8261. SGI Plantation to hold photo contest The St. George Plantation 2012 photo contest will be June 1 through Aug. 28. Entrants may submit photographs of St. George Island, Apalachicola or Franklin County, accompanied by a written release form granting St. George Plantation Owners Association permission to publish your photo. Any person identiable in the photograph must sign the release. A parent must sign the release for any minor pictured. Include the following information on a label afxed to the back of the photograph: Your name, address and phone number and title of photo or brief description. Entries must be on disk and professionally printed or in PDF or JPG format of less than 5 MBs. Entry must be mailed or emailed (photocontest10@ sgpoa.com) by Aug. 28 to Plantation Photo Contest, 1712 Magnolia Road, St. George Island, FL 32328. Two entries per photographer. $5 per entry, with check made payable to SGPOA. First place wins $150, second place $100, third place $50 and Peoples Choice $50. Winners will be notied by Sept. 14. News BRIEFS Local The Times | A5


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Local The Times | A7 Thursday, May 31, 2012 C ONGRATULATIONS F RANKLIN C OUNTY H IG H S CH OOL C LASS O F 2012 Alfred Jay Allen Paul Anderson Maegan Georganne Andrews Zachary Taylor Armistead Brett James Barrett Robert Gage Brannan AnnMarie Brown Chance Dewitt Buffkin Raelyn Butler Samantha Gail Coulter Marcus Andrew Dalton Kenneth Esby Davidson, Jr Timothy Brandon Davis Jessica Ruth Dempsey Michael Joseph Desrosier Kristopher Woodrow Duncan Charles Thomas Fasbenner Christopher Ray Granger Adrian Bryant Hendels Stephen Alexander Jackson David Jordan King Carli Elizabeth Klink Jason Tanner Klink Terry Austin Larkin Kayle Nicole Martina Lacey Danielle McAnally Homer Inman McMillan Ciara Nicole Moore Robert Aaron Murray Christopher Edward Nabors Megan Nichole Newell Morgan Elizabeth Newell Emerald Adrienne Norris Christina Nicole Pateritsas Deanna Natasha Quick Magon Lynn Ray Cierra Nicole Russell Tiffani-Michelle Schmidt Colton Blade Sheridan Hunter Rene Shiver Johnathan James Smith Kayc Nicole Smith Shawn Christopher Herzich-Smith Zachariah John Topham Tiffany Danielle Varnes Robert Brennan Walden Andrew Waller Lauren Lanelle Wheeler Marc Ethan Wilson Adreenah Aupril Wynn John Hardy Golden, Jr. Jake Galvan Julian Jones Leann Siera Lyston Lyndsey Elizabeth Mahaffee Brianna Riddle Anthony Twoyne Sanders Mackenzie Jared Wilson


Qualications: Expertise in: Now Accepting Appointments Call Toll Free 888-681-5864 For more info www.seclung.com Lung Disease Specialist Rob Garver, MD Now Seeing Patients in Port St. Joe NOW BCBS-FL I N -NETWORK PROV I DER PET OF THE WEEK Franklin County Humane Society dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp 197 US Hwy 98 Eastpoint, FL (850) 670-4333 197 US Hwy 98 Congratulations to All Our Local Graduates! Society A8 | The Times Thursday, May 31, 2012 James Anderson Floyd was born at 7:10 a.m. Friday, April 27, 2012, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. He is the son of proud parents George K. Floyd and Augusta R. West, of St. George Island. Maternal grandparents are Theresa H. West, of Tallahassee, and Donald J. West, of Thomasville, Ga. Paternal grandparents are Jeanette K. Floyd, of Tallahassee, and the late James T. Floyd, of St. George Island. James A. Floyd will be a sixth-generation Franklin County resident, as a descendant of Samuel Augustus Floyd who came to Apalachicola in 1840. On Wednesday, St. George Island painter Neal Smith-Willow welcomed third and fourth graders from the Apalachicola Bay Charter School to the Apalachicola Museum of Art, where a month-long exhibit of his work ends today. The students viewed the 50-year retrospective of SmithWillows masterful paintings and exchanged ideas with the master artist in a question-and-answer session. At rst the children were shy, but SmithWillow won their trust and piqued their interest with straightforward answers to their questions. The youngsters were curious about the identities of people in the paintings, how long it takes to complete a painting and whether Smith-Willow will continue to paint, among other things. He assured them he would keep painting and patiently explained how he creates a picture by combining disconnected elements to capture a moment in time. In response to one boys astonishment that a painting carried a $2,000 price tag, Smith-Willow replied, Theres nearly $100 of work in that one! The session ended with Smith-Willow demonstrating how to assemble a portable easel. By Lois Swoboda Special to The Times The temperature was not all that was in the 90s this past weekend. So 95-year-old Ruth Varner climbed the Crooked River Lighthouse after the Coastal Blessing ceremony during Memorial Day weekend. Not even winded, Varner recalled the last time she climbed the 103-foot tower was ve years ago. Varner is a long-time resident of the area. After graduating from Carrabelle High School, she worked for the Kilbourne Ice & Fish Company until World War II brought the military to town. She then worked for Camp Gordon Johnston in the Subsistence Of ce, which ordered food and supplies for the camp. Miss Ruth was honored at the occasion, with a commemorative brick in the lighthouse pathway, recognizing her contributions to maritime heritage preservation. Ruth has been a member of the Carrabelle Lighthouse Association since 2000 and has been a strong recruiter for membership. The main event of the Memorial Day weekend for the Crooked River Lighthouse was the Coastal Blessing, a continued tradition held right before the start of hurricane season. Several spiritual leaders for the community shared prayers and blessings from the top of the tower. Pastors included Mother Phoebe McFarlin from Ascension Episcopal Church, Father Eddie Jones of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and Ron Barks from the Assembly of God congregation. Attorney Dan Cox read a Native American prayer. All prayed for rain, but without devastation. Happy 55th anniversary Robert and Rose Farmer celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 27, 2012. Your loving kids and grandkids Miller baby shower June 9 A baby girl shower for the upcoming arrival for Laura Jackson Miller and John Miller will be Saturday, June 9 at 3 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 108 NE 1st Street, in Carrabelle. The Millers are listed on the gift registry at Target and at BabiesRUs. For more information, please call 697-2766 or 404-245-3330. Reanna Whatley, Mitchell Martina to wed Saturday Catherine Reanna Whatley, daughter of Cathy Whatley, of Jacksonville, and the late Omer Reece Whatley, will wed William Mitchell Martina, son of Kenneth and Glenda Martina, of Apalachicola, this Saturday, June 2. The ceremony will be at 5 p.m. at the Living Waters Assembly of God church in Apalachicola, with Pastor Craig Hicks of ciating. A reception in Camilla Hall at the Coombs House Inn will follow the ceremony. Food and drinks will be provided. Everyone is pleased asked to bring beverages of their choice for an open bar for everyones enjoyment. All family and friends are invited to attend this special occasion. LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Students view artists golden retrospective Anniversary Wedding James Floyd born RICHARD FRAVEL | Special to the Times Miss Ruth waves from the top of the lighthouse. MARY BOWER | Special to the Times Mother Phoebe McFarlin from Ascension Episcopal Church, front, Father Eddie Jones of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, middle, and attorney Dan Cox prayed with Pastor Ron Barks at the lighthouse. Miss Ruth inspires Coastal Blessing ceremony Birth


Local The Times | A9 Thursday, May 31, 2012 Senior Service Day today in Carrabelle Senior Service Day with the Area Agency on Aging for North Florida will be held Thursday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Franklin County Senior Services, 302 NW Avenue F, Carrabelle. Door prizes will be available, and services will be provided for the following: Medicare health insurance information and assistance: Extra help for prescriptions and Medicare savings program (Medicare Card number needed ) Emergency Home Energy Assistance for Elderly Program (EHEAP) for seniors with delinquent utility bills. Past due utility bill notice required. Ampli ed telephone distribution for hard-ofhearing: Free hearing screening available from Audibel Medicaid and Food Stamp application assistance (Social Security number, income and asset documentation, date of birth, expenses and health insurance information required. For more info, call 6972371 or Elder Helpline: 1-800-963-5337 Van Johnson Day celebration Saturday The public is invited to a retirement celebration this Saturday evening to honor Van Johnson, a 30-year Franklin County employee On May 15, Johnson attended his nal county commission meeting acting as solid waste director. At that meeting, the commission thanked him for his service. After a motion by Cheryl Sanders, commissioners voted unanimously to declare Thursday, May 31, Johnsons nal day as head of the department, as Van Johnson Day in Franklin County. At their April 3 meeting, Johnson told county commissioners he had submitted his retirement papers. The retirement celebration will be held this Saturday, June 2, at the Holy Family Community Center, 203 Dr. Frederick Humphries Street, in Apalachicola. The banquet will be held from 6-8 p.m., with mixing, mingling and dancing to follow from 8-10 p.m. Please come and celebrate this special occasion for this special man. For additional info, contact Fonda Davis Sr. at 370-6437. Re:Action dodgeball rescheduled to June 9 The Re:Action youth group, a nondenominational youth ministry, for sixth through eighth graders, of the Apalachicola-St. George Island Cooperative Parish of the United Methodist Church, is hosting the rst Dodgeball Games tournament on Saturday, June 9, at the ABC School. This has been rescheduled from May 26. Times for the annual event are 2-5 p.m., with three categories: elementary, middle and high school. The participation fee is $3 and spectator fee is $5. All proceeds go to fund the youth to attend The Gate conference in Charleston, W. Va. To sign up, email Adam Cannon at adamcannonmusic@ gmail.com or sign up at the eld the day of the tournament. Covenant Word plans Fathers Day weekend Covenant Word Christian Center International, at 158 12th street in Apalachicola, will host a Fathers Day Prophetic Weekend beginning Friday, June 15, at 7 p.m., with an Impartation Service on Saturday morning, June 16 at 11 a.m. Prophet Bill Johnson from Restoration Life Church in Tallahassee will be our guest minister who moves in a powerful anointing of God in the Prophetic. Come out in faith believing you will receive a lifechanging word and/or impartation on these two power-packed days. Cancer survivors invited to June 8 Relay Walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer when the American Cancer Societys Relay for Life of Franklin County gets underway with teams of residents gathering at Pop Wagoner Stadium in Apalachicola on Friday, June 8, at 6 p.m. Relay for Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at the stadium with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their campsites during Relay. Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups people from all walks of life all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Societys efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by nding cures and by ghting back. Opening ceremonies start at 6 p.m. with all cancer survivors, meaning anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer, joining together on the track to walk or wheelchair the rst lap, uni ed in victory and hope. This emotional lap honors the courage of all who have defeated cancer. The ceremonies are followed by the annual survivor and caregiver dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the middle of the eld. Paella will be provided by Tamaras Caf. If you are a survivor or a caregiver please come out to the event and participate in relay. For more information, please call your American Cancer Society at 850-785-9205 ext. 3509 or local event chair Chala Parish at 370-0832. All survivors receive a free Relay for Life T-shirt and dinner. Come early to make sure to see opening ceremonies! We will have entertainment and activities throughout the night including the band Righteous Kind from Gainesville at 9:30 p.m.. 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 East Point Church of God 379 Avenue A Eastpoint, FL Saturday, June 9th 7:00 p.m. Sunday, June 10th 11:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. For More Information: Call: (850) 323-1206 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. IN LOVING MEMORY OF ANTHONY G. CESARONI (SANDMAN) Here are a few lines to express our heartfelt thanks for all of the family and friends for the owers, food and kindness you all have displayed during this saddened time. Again, thank you, and may God bless you all. His loving wife and widow, Janet Rogers Cesaroni and the Cesaroni family For those of us not going to the installation and Mass of our new Bishop Parkes, it will be carried live on EWTN. The Mass begins at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 5. In March, Pope Benedict XVI named 48-year-old Father Gregory L. Parkes of the clergy of the Diocese of Orlando as bishop of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. I saw Kendall Wade at lunch last Friday, May 25. He brought Robert Hill with him. Mr. Hill is a candidate for state representative for our District 2. It was good to see them. I enjoyed hamburger night last Friday, May 25, at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. On Sunday, May 27, I went back for pizza yum, yum! You can enjoy Fridays and Sundays with us, too. Everyone welcome! Memorial Day found us gathered at camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. It was a very nice ceremony, and we went to bar area and enjoyed the food, food, food and the visiting. Pray for Margaret Holtons eternal peace and for comfort and strength for Archie and their family. Margaret was a close friend. Be kind to one another. Check on the sick and the housebound and smile God loves you! Until next time, God bless America, our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry. Obituary Faith BRIEFS LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh Tuesday Mass carried live on EWTN Loran Van Haddock, of Medart, passed away on Thursday, May 24, at his home. He was born April 19, 1941 in Washington County. He is survived by his ve children, four sons, Vann (Brenda) of Tallahassee, Vaughn of Panacea, Joe (Renee) of Crawfordville and Robert Christy of Medart, and one daughter, Lora Jean Richey (Joseph) of Marianna; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Marlene Owens (Howard) of Marianna, Johnnie Bryant (Belvin) of Apalachicola and Verdell Haddock of Eastpoint. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean haddock; daughter Phyllis Haddock; parents Delma and Lena Haddock; brother Lorene and twin brother Marlon; and sister Voncile Fowler. A memorial service will be held at a later date. He will be missed all that loved him. Loran Van Haddock View obituaries and sign guestbooks at www.apalachtimes.com


Local The Times | A11 Thursday, May 31, 2012 CITY OF CARRABELLE PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF CITY ORDINANCE The City Commission of the City of Carrabelle, Florida, proposes to enact the following ordinance: ORDINANCE 452 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CARRABELLE, FLORIDA, AMENDING OR DINANCE NO.: 445 WHICH IS AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ADOP TION OF LAND USE REGULATIONS; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS OF FACT; PROVIDING FOR THE AMENDMENT OF THE VARIANCE PROCEDURES ES TABLISHED IN ARTICLE XII, PART 12.02.00, SECTION 12.02.04 REQUIRED FINDINGS OF THE CITY LAND USE REGULATIONS; PROVIDING FOR RE PEAL OF ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES, IN CONFLICT HERE WITH, TO THE EXTENT OF SUCH CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABIL ITY; AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The proposed Ordinance may be inspected during regular hours at Carrabelle City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., 1001 Gray Ave., Carrabelle, FL Monday through Friday, or call 850-697-2727. The proposed Ordinance will be considered for enactment during a public hearing to be held 6:00p.m., located at 1001 Gray Ave, Carrabelle, FL. Interested parties may appear at the hearing and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. If an individual decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to this meet ing, a verbatim transcript may be required. If so, the individual should make provision for a transcript with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the city at least 48 hours before the meeting by contacting Keisha Smith at the above address or phone number. Wilburn Messer, Mayor Attest: Keisha Smith, City Clerk 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 Quick, all of whom had grade point averages bet ter than 3.75. Dempsey and Wynn each will deliver speeches at the commencement, which begins at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium. Earning High Honors, for a grade point average of 3.50-3.74 are Carli Klink and Tanner Klink. Receiving diplomas for Honors, from grade points of 3.0 to 3.5 are Paul An derson, Samantha Coulter, Marcus Dalton, Adrian Hendels, Homer McMillan, David King, Ciara Moore, Megan Newell, Emerald Norris, Christina Paterit sas, Cierra Russell, Tiffani Schmidt, Tiffany Varnes and Javieon Wineld. Also earning diplomas are AJ Allen, Maegan An drews, Zach Armistead, Gage Brannan, Brett Bar rett, AnnMarie Brown, Chance Buffkin, Raelyn Butler, Kenneth Davidson, Brandon Davis, Michael Desrosier, Kris Duncan, Charles Fasbenner, Jake Galvan, John Golden, Chris Granger, Emily Hateld, Shawn Herzich-Smith, Stephen Jackson, Julian Jones, Austin Larkin, Leann Lyston, Lacey McA nally, Lyndsey Mahaffee, Kayle Martina, Aaron Mur ray, Chris Nabors, Morgan Newell, Magon Ray, Brian na Riddle, Twoyne Sanders, Colton Sheridan, Hunter Shiver, Johnathan Smith, Zach Topham, Brennan Walden, Andrew Waller, Lauren Wheeler, Mack enzie Wilson and Ethan Wilson. WHALEY from page A1 Safety course for the youth and families of Franklin County. For close to 20 years, I have been a deputy sheriff with the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce and spent six of those years in Franklin County Schools as a school resource of cer. These times were some of the most reward ing years of my career be cause I was in a position to positively impact the lives of our young men and women. My experiences as a school resource of cer cultivated my desire to serve in a larger capacity as a member of our district school board. In 2008, you, the voters, elected me to represent you and your children with regards to their education. With your continued sup port, I am seeking re-elec tion to the seat of District 5 school board member and will continue my ef forts in making the Frank lin County Schools an A school. Over the past four years, many changes have occurred in the budget for education. There have been reductions in tax revenue, reductions in the allotted funding from the State of Florida and a re duction in grant funds. The budget over the past four years has been reduced by approximately 23 per cent, but diligent efforts are being made to acquire more grant funding to help offset this loss of budget revenue. We have also been suc cessful, with your vote, to move a half-mill of tax funds from the capital out lay budget to the operation al budget to relieve some of the shortfall. We, the board and I, have been diligent in scal restraint and con science of all spending, all while keeping our children and their education a pri ority. We have, over the past four years, been able to fund and construct an elementary school mul tipurpose building. This building provides a place for our younger children to participate in intramural sports, such as basketball and volleyball and provides shelter during inclement weather. We have also con structed a Bayside Educa tional Platform on the edge of the Apalachicola Bay. This platform is one-of-akind and provides middle and high school science students the opportunity to study the marine life that is the backbone of our community. The Franklin County Schools employs highly qualied, caring teachers and support staff. The staff is provided with profession al development training to keep their skills in line with the latest in teaching strat egies and the ever chang ing needs of our children. We promote and provide sports activities and nu merous clubs for our stu dents. These activities and clubs provide team build ing skills and competitive ness that is needed to suc ceed in the world today. My goal as your Dis trict 5 representative is to provide a quality, safe and nancially sound learn ing environment for our children. The future of our children begins with their education. With your continued support and vote, I will remain diligent and committed to you and your childs education. I am available for questions and comments at 697-8639, or by email at cwhaley@ franklin.k12..us ing. The island also offers a smatter ing of shops and restaurants offer ing fresh seafood. In the future, Hodson said, the park plans to keep offering visitors the same features it always has: safe, clean, beautiful, unspoiled beaches, and hopefully that will be enough to keep climbing Dr. Beachs list. Top honors in the survey this year went to Coronado Beach in California. Leatherman ranks beaches on 50 criteria, including the look and feel of the sand, water quality, weather, facilities and crowds. Beaches do not pay to be evaluated for the top 10 best beaches list. Leatherman said he visits top 10 candidates in cognito to collect sand and water samples for study. The Dr. Beach study has been on going for 22 years. The Associated Press contrib uted to this report. courage, and you do not round off sacrice, he said. The chain of sacrice is a long one, with many links, said the general, who, on the nal assign ment in his 37 years of active service, acted as commander in chief of the U.S. Southern Com mand, responsible for military activities in 32 countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Wilhelm, from Billeri ca, Ga., spoke of how one soldiers sacrice is part of a long chain that reach es to wives and husbands, sons and daughters. The ones who stared at empty chairs, he said. Larry Hale, who com mands Willoughby Marks American Legion Post 106, introduced Wilhelm on the sun-blazed, hot morning, noting that the general once had been a rie company commander in Vietnam. We chewed some of the same dirt, Hale said. Wilhelm was extended the invitation to speak by Jimmy Mosconis, owner of Bay City Lodge and the major force behind the creation of Veterans Me morial Plaza. Mosconis, who was in Washington to take part in the 50th anni versary ceremony at the Vietnam Wall, had hosted the general at the shing lodge on the Apalachicola River. Wilhelm said he was in troduced to the statute in May 2011 and was taken by its presence. I was trying to think of the right words, he told the audience of about 100. I was inspired by this. I walked into this small Florida town and saw this, not just for our Vietnam veterans for all our mili tary veterans. He said he had seen war monuments in several places throughout the na tion. I cant recall a single one that is as impressive as this, the general said. It says so much about you. You all deserve to pat yourself on the back. Wilhelm reminded the audience that this day was dedicated to a task beyond honoring all veterans: honoring those who gave up their lives for the na tion. The most special of all veterans are the ones who didnt come home, he said. Wilhelm spoke of the magnitude of their contri butions not only to our own liberties and aspirations, but to those of the whole world, and then provided a detailed list of sacrices made in the nations wars, beginning with World War I, The war to end all war, and World War II, The great war. I have a hard time thinking of any war as great, Wilhelm said. If thats how you measure greatness, I guess that was a great war. He went on to Korea, The forgotten war, and to Vietnam The unpopu lar war. Was there ever a pop ular war? he asked. Cer tainly not by the men and women who fought there. He closed with mention of 6,419 men and women killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, noting the most recent one was a soldier named Wilson. The general said the tradition of three-day fed eral holiday weekends that began in 1971 is not the whole story and can obscure the meaning of military sacrice. Were here to recog nize them, he said, point ing to the statue. How can you drive by here without gaining a better understanding of what this memorial is all about? Patriotism is caught, it is not taught. The ceremony opened GRADUATE from page A1 BEST BEACH from page A1 with a prayer by the posts chaplain, Charles Scott, and later included a stirring ren dition of The Battle Hymn of the Republic by Ange line Stanley, the reassuring singing by Charles Thomp son of Lee Greenwoods God Bless the USA and the leading in song of God Bless America. Included in the service was Hales reading of the names of the local men who died in Vietnam, while his daughter Brook, a venture scout, rang a bell. Named were Clifford Rhodes, Cal vin Graeser, James Frank lin Tindell, John C. Gainous, James Henry Clay, Clifford Chester Sims, Fred Emery Land, Robert ONeal Cato, Moulton Lamar Freeman, Robert Clifford Millender, Robert Harrison Pilk and Herbert Eugene Smith. Hale told of how the oystermen of the county had raised money to send Millenders mother to the Pacic, where her son was dying in a military hospi tal. Even among those who have died in the nations wars, there were some who felt they didnt do enough, Hale said. He also recited the names of local veterans who had died over the past year, including Wallace Hill, Jack Taylor Jr., Jim Sisung, William Bouington, Mark Hale Sharp, Buck Siprell, Ala Mirabella Sr. and Doug Marsh. The ceremony closed with Ed Tiley bugling Taps. Afterward, former post commander Al Mirabella encouraged all veterans to consider joining the Legion Post. He can be reached at 653-5838, or call Hale at 927-2282. Later that morning, Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 celebrated Memorial Day with a brief outdoor service, followed by speeches and a potluck buffet lunch of cold cut sandwiches. About 50 residents attended the celebration. Former Post Command er Bill Miller read the sta tistics of Americans who have died in various armed conicts. He asked the audience, If you dont stand behind our troops, would you like to stand in front of them? LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Leading the Memorial Day ceremony in Carrabelle Monday were, from left, American Legion Post 82 board member David Butler, Chaplain Barbara Cook, District Commander of Sons of Legionnaires Bill Miller, Auxiliary President Peggy Myrick and Post Commander Michael Guidry. FALLEN from page A1


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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated May 8, 2012 and entered in Case No. 19-2009-CA-000478 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK, is the Plaintiff and RONALD K. HOWELL; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RONALD K. HOWELL N/K/A FAYE HOWELL; SUNTRUST BANK; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA at 11:00 AM, on the 19th day of June, 2012, the following desribed property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 3, BLOCK D, UNIT 2, ST. GEORGE ISLAND GULF BEACHES, PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 15, PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 916 E. GORRIE DRIVE, SAINT GEORGE ISLAND, FL 32328 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on May 9, 2012. MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By:Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, FL 33622 *See Americans with Disabilities Act: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the (TDD) 850-892-8133. May 31, June 7, 2012 87401T PUBLIC NOTICE On May 3, 2012, Westminster Academy filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission for the assignment of license of radio stations to Bible Broadcasting Network, Inc.: WAFG, Fort Lauderdale, FL 90.3 FM; WKZG, Key West, FL 88.3 FM; WMRG, Key Colony Beach, FL, 88.7 FM; W285EK, Marathon, FL, 104.9; W288BV, Key West, FL, 105.5; W295AN, Marathon, FL, 106.9; W297AS, Islamorada, FL, 107.3; and a construction permit for Eastpoint, FL, 91.9. The officers and directors of Westminster Academy are: Bob Barnes, Russ Coningsby, Ryan Critch, Brian MacClugage, Jeff Masters, Terry McKay, George Moraitis, Rob Pacienza, Craig Peterson, Mike Pritchard, Terrie Roughen, Carole Sipowski, Larry Thompson and Leo Orsino. Westminster Academy is controlled by Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. The officers and directors of this board are: Bill Ashcraft, James Branham, Clark Cochran, John Harper, Rod Hayes, Steve Howe, Robert Huth, Ronald Kovack, Mark Kreisel, Jeff Masters, David Russ, JT Turner III, Brian MacClugage and Mark Mansour. The officers and directors of Bible Broadcasting Network, Inc. are: Lowell L. Davey, Georgeanna Davey, Joseph J. Mast, Sr., Joy A. Raley, Barbara Redemann, Michael Raley, Carl Redemann and Juan Lopez. A copy of the application is available for public viewing in the following public files at 5555 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308. May 17, 24, 31, 2012 87465T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 19-2010-CA-000396 DIVISION: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM S. HOWARD, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 30, 2012 and entered in Case No. 19-2010-CA000396 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and WILLIAM S. HOWARD; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 19th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 88, CARRABELLE LANDINGS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 47, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A LOT 88 CARRABELLE LANDINGS, CARRABELLE, FL 32322 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on May 3, 2012. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Mr. Doug Smith, Office of Court Administration, Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, Phone: 850577-4401, Fax: 850487-7947 May 24, 31, 2012 87487T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-108 CA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation P.O. Box 610 Crawfordville, Florida 32327, Plaintiff, vs. RONALD D. BOOZER, MARJORIE L. BOOZER a/k/a MARJORIE LOUISE BOOZER, and CLERK OF COURT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: RONALD D. BOOZER, MARJORIE L. BOOZER a/k/a MARJORIE LOUISE BOOZER: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil action has been filed against you in the Circuit Court, County of Franklin, State of Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: LOT 1, BLOCK 48 (211), KEOUGHS SECOND ADDITION TO THE CITY OF CARRABELLE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 20, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1977 AMHE MOBILE HOME, IDENTIFICATION NO. 21G6842D. You are required to file a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Keith L. Bell, Jr., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 106 East College Avenue, Suite 600, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, at least thirty (30) days from the date of first publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated this 11th day of May, 2012. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of Court Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Keith L. Bell, Jr., Esq. Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse 106 East College Ave. Suite 600 Tallahassee, FL 32301 (850) 597-7483 (Phone) (850) 597-7591 (Fax) May 24, 31, 2012 87571T PUBLIC NOTICE Eastpoint Water and Sewer District NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS The Eastpoint Water and Sewer District will receive sealed bids to perform approximately 20 residential sewer connections with septic tank abandonment, and approximately 4 residential water connections. The project is funded by a federal CDBG grant. Electronic bid packages for printing by the contractor may be obtained from Roumelis Planning and Development Services, Inc. by calling 850-893-0694, or e-mailing debroumelis@earthlink.net. The bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes on public entity crimes, federal debarment, and EEO. A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at the Eastpoint Water and Sewer District office, 40 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time on June 5, 2012. Printed bid packages will be available at the pre-bid meeting. This project is not expected to reach the $100,000 threshold where payment and performance bonds are required. Bids will be received until 3:00 p.m. on June 15, 2012, at the District office, and an award may be made June 19, 2012 during the District board of directors meeting. EEO May 31, 2012 87597T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 1200060CA NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, vs. ROBERTA J. SNYDER A/K/A ROBERTA SNYDER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERTA J. SNYDER A/K/A ROBERTA SNYDER; TOAD HOLLOW CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.; THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWHEQ INC., CWHEQ REVOLVING HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-1; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, ET AL Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTIONCONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: ROBERTA J. SNYDER A/K/A ROBERTA SNYDER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERTA J. SNYDER A/K/A ROBERTA SNYDER whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living;. and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees. assignees, lienors. creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: THAT CERTAIN CONDOMINIUM UNIT COMPOSED OF UNIT NUMBER 207, BUILDING B, AND THE UNDIVIDED 1/7 INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT THERETO, IN ACCORDANCE WITH AND SUBJECT TO THE COVENANTS, RESTRICTIONS, RESERVATIONS, LIMITATIONS, CONDITIONS, LIENS, EASEMENTS, TERMS, AND OTHER PROVISIONS OF THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM OF TOAD HOLLOW, RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 793, PAGE(S) 169-250, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 3010 North Military Trail, Suite 300, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 on or before (30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at County, Florida, this 17th day of May, 2012. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, P.I. 3010 N. Military Trail, Suite 300 Boco Raton, FL 33431 (561) 241-6901 Fax (561) 241-9181 May 31, June 7, 2012 87661T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 19-2012-CA-000090 DIVISION: U.S. BANK AS TRUSTEE FOR CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, INC., Plaintiff, vs. GUY N. MAULDIN, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To: GUY N. MAULDIN SHARON M. MAULDIN Last Known Address: 85 S. Bayshore Dr. Eastpoint, FL 323283212 Current Address: Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Franklin County, Florida. COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH. RANGE 7 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 47 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 36, A DISTANCE OF 1824.61 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 29 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST 68.70 FEET TO A RE-ROD ON THE SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF COUNTY ROAD NO. S-65 (BAYSHORE DRIVE), SAID RE-ROD LYING ON A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEASTERLY, THENCE RUN NORTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY AND ALONG SAID CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 1109.30 FEET THRU A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 13 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 06 SECONDS FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 254.95 FEET, THE CHORD OF SAID ARC BEING NORTH 51 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 42 SECONDS WEST 254.39 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 44 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 899.37 FEET TO THE POINTOF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE RUN SOUTH 45 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST 265.73 FEET TO THE APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF APALACHICOLA BAY, THENCE RUN ALONG 87601T PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners intends to change the classification of the County Director of Emergency Management from Regular Class to Senior Management Class in the Florida Retirement System: 0000000260. May 31, June 7, 2012 Special to The Times Franklin County Schools had six Florida School Nutrition Association members Director Robin Tennille, Supervisor Terry Hilton, Manager April Dalton, Assistant Manager Sherry Ard, Jennifer Favaloro and Mary Jean Johnson attend FSNAs 2012 annual conference in Daytona Beach. Each member attended breakout sessions to learn new idea and policies to bring back to promote a better food service team. The following awards were nominated: Nutrition Award, Terry Hilton: Titled My Plate, this promoted nutrition principles by providing nutrition education and a picture of a healthy plate to make students think before they eat. Super School Award: Lunch Week by April Dalton, Titled Lets Grow Healthy, the lunchroom was decorated like a farmers market to bring awareness to the fact we serve fresh fruits and vegetables every day. Florida Smart Start Award: Breakfast Week by April Dalton. Titled We Are Ready to Go For The Gold, this nutritional education focused on with reading food labels, coloring contest and Olympic games. Smart Start Award: Breakfast Week by Sherry Ard. Titled School Breakfast Go for the Gold, this nutrition education featured morning activities to promote First Lady Michelle Obamas Lets Move campaign for students to move their bodies with dancing to ght childhood obesity. We encouraged students to eat breakfast with a Grab-n-Go breakfast at a cart at the front of ce for students who tend to skip coming to the lunchroom in the mornings. Relay races and jumping rope activities were preformed to promote physical activity. On Saturday evening, we attended the installation banquet. Locally, we recognized President Robin Tennille handing down the gavel of our local chapter to new president April Dalton and president-elect Jennifer Falavoro. Tennille is a great inspiration to all of us. We would not have come this far without her. We all have experiences that would have never happened if she had not encouraged us. A big thank you to her. From left are FSNA members Jennifer Falavoro, Mary Jean Johnson, April Dalton, Sherry Ard and Terry Hilton. SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Nutrition staff attends annual conference


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S-65, THENCE RUN SOUTH 144 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 172.54 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING SUBSTANTIALLY THE SAME LANDS AS THOSE DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 468 AT PAGE 251 OF THE. PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 85 S. BAYSHORE DR., EASTPOINT, FL 32328-3212 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on the 22nd day of May, 2012. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: ALBERTELLI LAW P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 **See the Americans with Disabilities Act: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Courts, Marcia M. Johnson, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320; telephone number (850) 653-8861, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call (850) 577-4400. To file response please contact Franklin County Clerk of Court, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320, Tel: (850) 653-8861; Fax: (850) 653-9339. May 31, June 7, 2012 87673T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012-00024-CP Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF HOLLIE M. STOTT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Hollie M. Stott, deceased, whose date of death was February 27, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representa-tive’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is May 31, 2012. Personal Representative: Mara S. Liesegang 32 Belleview Avenue Brookhaven, NY 11719 Attorneys for Personal Representative SANDERS AND DUNCAN, P.A. FL Bar No. 442178 80 MARKET STREET APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 (850) 653-8976 E-Mail Address: bsanders@fairpoint.net May 31, June 7, 2012 C L E A N E R S CLEANERS N E E D E D NEEDEDLots of Work and Good Pay Must have Own Vehicle Must have Own SuppliesCALL 850.227.3806 HELP WANTED Warehouse / Delivery Eastpoint Location 108 S. E. AVE. 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Minutes away from St. George Island and outstanding beaches, Shadow Bay Dr. Listed by Michael Billings Time travel at The Nest this summer Special to The Times The Nest is gearing up for an exciting time-traveling adventure this summer. The Nest is a Franklin County School District 21st Century Community Learning, which provides a variety of free academic and enrichment services for students in grades Pre-K through eighth grades. The summer program will be in session from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 11 to July 30 (closed July 4). Free breakfasts and lunches will be served daily. The two summer sites are the Franklin County Learning Center (formerly Brown Elementary School), at 85 School Road in Eastpoint; and the Carrabelle Municipal Complex site, at 1001 Gray Ave., in the same building as the Carrabelle city of ces. Each summer program will explore different time periods, along with other fun activities. Students at the Eastpoint site will dig for dinosaurs, create fossils and make dinosaur puppets and dino-soaps during their rst week, before traveling to the Stone Age, where they will make cave paintings and cavemen dioramas. At the end of June, the program will explore ancient Egypt, where students will mummify potatoes and oranges in science class, make hieroglyphic cartouches and pharaoh faces in art class and sew their own mummy cats. July kicks off a unit on medieval times. Students will study medieval engineering, construct catapults and design their own castles. Sewing students will make felt jester hats and magic wands. In the following weeks, students will explore the Wild West and pioneer eras, the 1950s and the future. Students will have a blast making their own soda formulas, cornhusk dolls, marbles and futuristic cityscapes. In Carrabelle, students will take a trip back in time to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, become outlaws of the Wild, Wild West and have a 1950s sock hop. The students will explore one of the most important events in history (at least to the kids), the invention of the telephone, and team up with Betsy Ross to create their own American ag. The Carrabelle students also will explore life under the sea and the history of Floridas famous places. They will set sail with Ponce de Leon to discover the coast of Florida and learn the history of our very own Tates Hell. Other Carrabelle activities include a great outdoors unit with binoculars and bug-hunting, space exploration and a career week. Both sites will have reading, math, science, technology, art, sewing, recreation, health, music and drama classes, as well as eld trips in July. The Nest will partner with the Franklin County Library to provide a weekly reading camp for our younger students, which includes story time, craft-making and snacks. Summer applications are available at the Franklin County School, Franklin County Learning Center, Carrabelle Municipal Complex, and on The Nests website, www. franklincountynest. org. Return completed applications to the program sites. The Nest is the place to be this summer. For more information, call Eastpoint site director Emily Spindler at 670-2820 or Carrabelle site director Joy Shiver at 697-2177.