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xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COMPhone: 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 Index Lengthy meeting ends in millage hikeBy DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com After an emotionally charged, more than four-hour nal budget hearing that teetered for a time on the brink of stalemate, county commissioners Tuesday night approved a property tax rate of 5.9637 mills. The 2012-13 millage rate, just a tad below the tentative millage of 6.0243 mills the commissioners set earlier this month, is about 19.7 percent more than the current tax rate of 4.9800 mills. It is 4.48 percent greater than the rollback rate of 5.7079 mills, which would have brought roughly the same $9.46 million in ad valorem tax revenue as was collected this year. Instead, the county millage will generate about $400,000 more property tax revenue next year. The millage rate hike was so pronounced because the countys tax base has shrunk to $1.65 billion, about $250 million below this years $1.9 billion. The last time the countys combined taxable value was this small was in scal year 2003-04, when it stood at $1.62 billion. When all other sources of funds are accounted for, next years budget will total $37.9 million, about $3.1 million less than this years $41 million budget, the loss largely because of declines in state revenue sources. The hearing began at 5:15 p.m. with Chairman Pinki Jackel pressing for suggestions to lower the tentative millage down to the By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ApalachTimes lswoboda@star .com Editors note: This is the second in a series Franklins Ferry Tales. Capt. Andrew Wing launched a new business venture that lled the missing link in a plan to bring tourism to Apalachicola and Florida. At the height of the Jazz Age, in 1925, an upwardly mobile middle class had discovered the car, and Americans were on the move. Sunny Florida hoped to capture a substantial portion of the growing tourist market. The state was in the process of creating a network of highways to connect it to points north and west, and one of the last barriers to an in ux of pleasure travelers was the Apalachicola River. In 1925, the Florida legislature earmarked a security bond to begin construction of the John Gorrie Memorial Bridge, and Franklin County voters agreed to dedicate $250,000 to road construction and paving. In one county meeting, the possibility of paving the Gulf County portion of the road to Port St. Joe was discussed. The idea was abandoned when commissioners were told they Bordt gets 21 years for murdering grandsonBy DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com In a hushed Apalachicola courtroom Monday afternoon, a grieving father relived the pain of his young sons murder and then watched as the boys grandmother was sent to state prison for what likely will be the rest of her life. Without comment beyond the detailed legal questioning, Bay County oystermen sound alarmBy FELICIA KITZMILLER522-5114 | @PCNHFelicia fkitzmiller@pcnh.com PANAMA CITY Bay County oyster beds are in poor shape, and local oystermen are petitioning for more regulation to avoid depletion. In Bay County, oysters typically are found on bars in North Bay, West Bay and East Bay, commercial oysterman Walter Ellis said. Our areas are very small; its not like Apalachicola, he said. Review of those bars shows they are not producing the number of oysters they typically do. Commissioner Mike Thomas said he was told by a group of local oystermen last week that 80 to 85 percent of the oyster bars in East Bay are dead, and according to Ellis, East Bay is typically Bay Countys most abundant oyster location. About half of the beds in North Bay are dead, and West Bay is doing well so far, Thomas said. The oysters seem to be dying because of a lack of freshwater in the bays, commercial oysterman Robert Webb of Webb Seafood said. Oysters are sensitive, and optimum growth depends on a delicate mix of saltwater and freshwater. Upstream diversions and inland drought have reduced the amount of freshwater being brought TIMES LAUNCHING NEW WEBSITESometime today, The Apalachicola Times website, apalachtimes.com, will undergo a massive redesign that ultimately will offer more variety, opportunity and local control. The new site will be far from a nished product upon launch, and we expect it be a work in progress for several weeks as we become pro cient in its use. There will be a period where the archives a searchable collection of stories that have appeared online during the last four years or so are not available. They will be added later, a time-consuming process even for one computer talking to another. Ultimately the change will offer a wider range of opportunities for both our online consumers and those of us who put it together we will have more local control over our website than ever and will be able to make changes in hours, not days. We ask for your patience as we build this new site into the comprehensive source of local news and information for Franklin County you have come to expect.County avoids budget stalemateI want to know why Short Cut helped establish ferry service MARIANNE BORDT TRIAL SENTENCINGPHOTOS BY DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesMarianne Bordt was sentenced to 21 years in prison on Monday for the murder of her 5-year-old grandson, Camden Hiers. Below, Pat Hiers grieves for her grandson, Camden Hiers, as she and her son, David Hiers, talk with Assistant State Attorney Jared Patterson. Thursday, September 27, 2012See OYSTERMEN A13 See BUDGET A13 See SHORT CUT A14 See BORDT A2Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . A10 Faith . . . . . . A11 Outdoors . . . . . A12 Tide Chart . . . . A12 Sports . . . . . . A18 Classi eds . . . A15-A17VOL. 127 ISSUE 22Estuaries Day FridayIts all about the bay on Friday, Sept. 28 as the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve celebrates National Estuaries Day at its Research and Visitor Center in Eastpoint. Family-friendly festivities run from 1:30-6 p.m.. The Visitor Center is near the St. George Island Bridge at 108 Island Drive. Call 670-7700 for info.State park clean-up SaturdayOn Saturday, Sept. 29, come to Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park, 9 a.m. to noon, where the park will host a coastal cleanup on National Public Lands Day. Families should bring drinking water, sunscreen, bug spray, gloves and appropriate clothing. Entrance fees waived for participants. For info, call 927-2111.Museum Day Saturday at CGJCamp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum will participate in the Smithsonian Magazines Annual National Museum Day on Saturday, with visitors welcome from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come see exhibits, watch documentary movies, listen to live music and enjoy free refreshments. Admission by donation. For more info, call 697-8575.Jazz and Wine Festival this weekendFranklins Promise will sponsor a Jazz and Wine festival bene t for Bay Aid this weekend. Today, Sept. 27, enjoy a Wine and Jazz Dinner at 7 p.m. at Verandas Bistro. On Friday come to a Jazz After Hours, from 7-9 p.m. at Tamaras Tapas Bar. On Saturday, savor jazz from 3-10 p.m., and a wine tasting, 3-6 p.m., at Riverfront Park. On Sunday, come for Brunch and Jazz from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Verandas. For info call 323-0176.Authors in ApalachThe Authors in Apalach 2012 will host a reception for local authors this Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the Raney House in downtown Apalachicola. Starting at 1 p.m., the program will feature an address by author Jeff Shaara. A reception at the Orman House State Park will follow at 5:30 p.m. Cleaning the coastline, A12

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LocalA2 | The Times September 27, 2012 Circuit Judge Angela Dempsey sentenced 73-year-old Marianne Bordt, from Nufringen, Germany, to 21 years and six months for drowning her American-born grandson Camden Hiers, 5, in the bathtub of a St. George Island rental home on Jan. 4. 2010. Bordt said nothing other than the necessary yeses and noes as she stood for sentencing, anked by her public defender, Andy Thomas, and translator Michael Alsentzer. Just before that, throughout a slide show prepared by the boys father, Dave Hiers, to accompany his victim impact statement, she sat stify in her chair, following intently, without emotion, as heartbreaking images unfolded of the vibrant child whose brief life she ended violently. Over the last two-and-a-half years, prosecutors sought the death penalty for Bordt on a charge of rst-degree murder and aggravated child abuse. Thomas had laid the groundwork for an insanity defense that would have argued Bordt suffered dementia and depression from a skull fracture she sustained as a 5-year-old, when the Russians bombed her childhood home of Breslau in October 1944. After the rst trial date last July was scrapped, the trial was reset for next month, but last week State Attorney Willie Meggs and Assistant State Attorney Robin Myers, who prosecuted the case, agreed to a plea deal with Public Defender Nancy Daniels. To t the agreed-upon years, which will mean Bordt likely will be at least 90 before she could be released, the rstdegree murder charge was reduced to second-degree and the child abuse charge dropped. Hiers, who long has said he and his family were not intent on seeing Bordt put to death, objected to Mondays plea deal, preferring a 30-year-sentence. In his victims impact statement, he said as much. If she is guilty of this crime, then I want her to not be able to enjoy life the same life she took from him, albeit a terribly unfair trade as she has mostly lived her life, he told the court. If she is proven guilty, I want her to be punished as no person has ever been punished and to be able to fully realize the extent and harm of her horrible crimes. Myers said in an interview after the hearing that the plea deal satised the prosecutions primary objective, to make sure Bordt spent the rest of her life in prison. I understand his frustration, Myers said. To us the outcome was more important than the actual number. While its theoretically possible, we dont believe she will ever leave the Department of Corrections. Myers said prosecutors were condent of winning the case but knew if they were to lose and Bordt be found not guilty by reason of insanity, ofcials at Florida State Hospital would have custody of Bordt and eventually could petition to have her step down to a halfway house and ultimately be released. Bordt was held in the state hospital in Chattahoochee beginning in December 2010 to have her restored to competency, which was done over the course of the next year. Once she was found incompetent, no plea was allowed, Myers said. That was the frustrating part for me (after that). There was never discussions involving a plea. We were always given the impression the defendant was not willing to accept anything involving a lengthy prison term. Myers also noted that though the boys age, his relationship with the defendant and the fact the crime was heinous, atrocious and cruel all weighed in favor of death, Bordts age, psychological condition, lack of a criminal record and consideration of proportionality that the punishment t the crime all worked against her ever being executed. Even if we had secured it, theres a chance they could have commuted the sentence to life, he said. Theres a good chance they would have done that. Myers said as a father of four, including two 14-month-old twins, his heart went out to Dave Hiers, who he worked with closely over the past two-and-a-half years. As a father, I cant even begin to imagine how he must feel, Myers said. Theres nothing I can do to ll the void in his life. In her sentencing, Dempsey granted Bordt credit for 995 days served, some served in the Leon County Jail, but most spent in the state hospital, from which she now will be taken to go to the female penal institution in Lowell. She also was ordered to pay $770 in nes and costs, and the judge specied that she be maintained on her current medication regimen. Bordts admission of guilt and the stipulation Myers read as to the factual basis for the plea likely will have an effect on an ongoing wrongful death lawsuit Dave Hiers is pursuing in federal court. The plaintiff contends Marianne Bordt was culpable and her husband, Heinz, negligent during their weeklong vacation on St. George Island. Theres no amount of money that can make me settle this case early, Dave Hiers said after Mondays hearing. We are going to have a court case, and believe me, were going to nd the truth.I have lost my bearings and feel adriftHiers, an Atlanta-area software engineer who met his wife, Karin, while working for several years in Germany, read a carefully prepared statement, divided into sections that covered his initial reaction, coping with the grief and feelings toward Bordt. Though Hiers and his parents, Bill and Pat Hiers, from Sharpsburg, Ga. have rarely missed a hearing, Karin Hiers has not participated in the case. She now lives in the Atlanta area, remarried, with a new daughter. The couple divorced when Camden Hiers was just 18 months old, and the parents shared custody of their son. His voice choked with tears, Dave Hiers told of receiving the 8 p.m. cellphone call from Franklin County Lt. Ronnie Segree, in which he was told what happened. I remember weeping uncontrollably, trying to maintain the explosion happening in my mind, heart and soul, Hiers said. It was a deep physical pain and emptiness that has not yet left me since that moment. He recounted the joys of raising his only son in words that no doubt were made possible by the help he said he has received by taking part in Compassionate Friend meetings. I have found the occasional lost toy part between the car seat, or under a table, or behind the bed that always makes me lose it for a while, Dave Hiers said. One day, I found a sticker sheet (missing all the tiny stickers of course) that he got once with a race car in a Happy Meal at McDonalds. I remembered how he kept test aligning each of the tiny stickers meticulously until it was perfectly placed on the car. I was so proud of his attention to tiny details and need for alignment. I miss him so much every day, but these unexpected reminders are both wonderful and incredibly sad at the same time. Heinz Bordt, who was own in from Germany for the grand jury proceedings and would have been a witness at trial, told deputies the night of the drowning that after returning from an errand in Apalachicola, he found his grandson dead and his wife soaking wet from trying to drown herself in the Gulf. It was then that she told him she had killed the boy because didnt want him growing up in a broken home. Dave Hiers addressed that alleged statement in his remarks. This excuse makes no sense to me at all or to anyone I know, he said. Camden was an energetic, happy, smart, curious, artistic, affectionate, sensitive 5-year old boy. He was just starting sports and loved playing outdoors, riding his bike, loved animals and loved other people. He loved music and movies. His pre-K teachers told me, in fact, that some of the other children envied Camden as he bragged about having two houses, two sets of cars, two sets of toys, two sets of everything. He told me all the time that he loved me. He also told me many times that he loved his mommy, Dave Hiers said. He was afraid of the dark and monsters under the bed, like any child his age. I told Camden that monsters were not real but I was wrong. Camden did need saving from a real-life monster that took his precious life from us. At that point, Dave Hiers asked the judge questions that if courtroom rules allowed, he would have addressed to the Marianne Bordt. I want to know why! I would ask her what possibly changed from the times I have seen her doting over him with such extreme concern for his well-being and safety, he said. I would remind her of the times she would wrap Camden in a jacket and then a coat when I would pick him up on a cold day, so wrapped that he could almost not sit in his child seat. How she would call him with such fondness Camdeline. How could she end the life of another human being that she cared for and accepted responsibility of? How could she bring such pain, destruction and disgrace to herself, her family, and all around her? the father asked. How can you go from that place to a place of wanting them to be tortured and killed? Dave Hiers closed by telling the court he is trying to rebuild his life. I had so much hope for the upcoming years with Camden here. I had so much hope and anticipation about the future to watch him go through all the stages of childhood, teenager and then nally adulthood, he said. Now, I have lost my bearings and feel adrift and lost in the world. Every day I get up and place one foot in front of the other, and take one day at a time. Its all I can do. BORDT from page A1 CAMDEN HIERS

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LocalThe Times | A3September 27, 2012 Annual Art &Wine Festival th Annual Art & Wine Festival th th th 14TH ANNUALART& WINE FESTIVAL2PM CSTFor more information visit www.mexico-beach.com Saturday, October 6th, 2012 Driftwood Inn Mexico Beach, Florida $5 Entry Fee at the Door Live Music and Silent Auction Artists from Around the U.S. Great Food, Wonderful Wine & Beer BUDGET SUMMARYEASTPOINT WATER AND SEWER DISTRIC FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013ESTIMATED REVENUE User Fees-Water ...............................................................$285,000.00 User Fees-Sewer ...............................................................$225,000.00 Surcharges ..........................................................................$41,000.00 Penalties & Fees .................................................................$76,000.00 Base Facility Charge ..........................................................$95,000.00 AD VALOREM TAX INCOME (2.0 Millage per $1,000) ...................................................$132,000.00 Interest Earned ......................................................................$1,000.00 Cash Carry Forward ...........................................................$10,000.00 _______________________________________________________ TOTAL EST. REVENUES: ...........................................$865,000.00 EXPENDITURES Salaries-Adm. .....................................................................$84,500.00 Salaries-Operation ............................................................$161,200.00 Salaries-Overtime ...............................................................$12,000.00 Payroll Taxes ......................................................................$19,750.00 Retirement ..........................................................................$12,900.00 Group Insurance .................................................................$36,300.00 Liability/WC/Property Insurance .......................................$31,500.00 Utilities ...............................................................................$98,500.00 Engineering/Legal/Accounting/Consultant ........................$72,000.00 Laboratory Services ..............................................................$8,000.00 O & M Wastewater .............................................................$44,450.00 O & M Water ......................................................................$34,150.00 Transportation .....................................................................$18,000.00 Communications ...................................................................$8,500.00 Longterm Debt ..................................................................$210,400.00 _______________________________________________________ TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES: ..................$865,000.00THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARINGThe Eastpoint Water and Sewer District has tentatively Adopted a budget for 2012-2013. A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on Monday, October 01, 2012 5:05 P.M. At Eastpoint Water and Sewer 40 Island Drive Eastpoint, Florida By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Franklin Countys unemployment rate climbed a tad in August, but it again emerged as the fourth best for joblessness in the state. According to preliminary numbers released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the countys jobless rate dropped 0.2 percentage points, from 6.6 to 6.4 percent, Last month, 15 people were dropped from the unemployment rolls, lessening them from 381 to 366 people in search of work. The workforce also shrank by 53 workers, from 5,789 to 5,736, but remained larger than one year ago, when it comprised 5,609 workers, and when the jobless rate was sharply higher, at 8.2 percent. Franklin Countys jobless picture continued to put it at fourth best in Florida. Monroe County, at 5.0 percent, had the states lowest unemployment rate, followed by Walton County (5.5 percent) and Okaloosa County (6.1 percent). Many of the counties with the lowest unemployment rates were those with relatively high proportions of government employment. The countys unemployment numbers continue to run better the two nearby counties, Bay and Gulf, which also are part of the Gulf Coast Workforce Region. Bay dropped from 8.3 to 7.9 percent, and Gulf also declined, from 8.7 to 8.5 percent. The overall unemployment rate in the tri-county region was 7.8 percent in August, down from 8.2 percent in July. The August 2012 rate was 1.8 percentage points lower than the regions year ago rate of 9.6 percent. Out of a labor force of 104,054, there were 8,167 unemployed Gulf Coast residents. Typically our rate holds steady during the summer months so we are pleased to see the slight drop over last month, said Kim Bodine, executive director for the Gulf Coast Workforce Board. Floridas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 8.8 percent in August, unchanged from July. There were 818,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 9.26 million. The August 2012 rate was 1.7 percentage points lower than the year-ago rate of 10.5 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in August. A bene t for the Odom family will be hosted by the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ces cooking team 10-4 Barbeque on Friday at Taylors Building Supply in Eastpoint. The bene t comes about three weeks after the Sumatra home of Charles and Alicia Odom burned to the ground. Charles Odom returned at 4 a.m. Sept. 3 to 40018 S.W. Forest Road 181 after a night of shrimping to nd the home destroyed. Alicia Odom said she was caring for her mother, who is recovering from surgery, at the time of the re. She said the house, a modular constructed on a cinder block base in 2005, burned to the foundation. We lost everything, she said. Deborah Jamison, a spokesperson of the state Fire Marshalls Of ce said the investigation into the re is inconclusive, but is being closed because extensive re damage made it impossible to determine the cause of the blaze. She said the re resulted in a total consumption of combustible materials, resulting in about $100,000 in damages. Alicia Odom said she suspects the re might have been caused by one of the power surges they frequently have experienced at the site. Odom said the Deliverance Tabernacle Church is holding a shower for the family this weekend in addition to the barbeque bene t on Friday from 11 a.m. until the food runs out Be sure to come early; 10-4s last bene t sold out in less than an hour. White and dark chicken will be served, along with all the traditional sides. The Odoms said they wished to thank all their family and friends for everything that has been done for them. We really appreciate it, said Alicia Odom. By Lois SwobodaFranklin County jobless picture improves slightlyBene t Friday for Odom family after reThe Franklin County Seafood Workers Association announces their regular monthly meeting, slated for Monday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Eastpoint rehouse at the corner of CC Land Road and Sixth Street. Please direct any questions to Secretary Jennifer Millender at 597-0787. The FCSWA is continuing to seek active members, as it pursues its work on behalf of the seafood industry.Seafood workers to meet Oct. 8

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OpinionA4 | The Times USPS 027-600Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Apalachicola Times P.O. Box 820 Apalachicola, FL 32329 Phone 850-653-8868 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT APALACHICOLA, FL 32329 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. TO ALL ADVERTISERSIn case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 Formerly The Apalachicola TimesState could insure against oystermen losses Why doesnt the state try to nd a way to make unemployment insurance more affordable and obtainable for the oystermen in this county, thus saving the taxpayers money when a crisis like this arises, instead of using tax money? This may not seem like a simple solution to the ongoing issues in our bays, but it is practical. Maybe even the state can offer these men and women a state-run protection insurance program. Either way, tax money is used when there is a crisis like this. The state can make it really affordable by allocating the funds to be set aside on a yearly basis and invested in the very same investments the state uses already to generate revenue. The unemployment insurance should be made affordable and incurred upon yearly licensing fees at a cut rate discount. Just a thought. Christopher D. Parmele Southerland no friend to shery, environmentI am a commercial sherman advocating a healthy shery and environment. It seems Congressman Southerland does not share the same goals. His Washington politics are detrimental to our environment, our nsh resources, and the 97.3 percent of the public who dont sh, but want fresh Gulf seafood in supermarkets and restaurants. In a previous letter to the editor, I exposed Southerland for being voted Ocean Enemy #1, introducing three bills having to do with funeral and burial arrangements (he owns a funeral home in Panama City), introducing two bills that harm bays and estuaries, and another bill that affects the water quality in our waterways. I did not intend to write another letter to the editor before the Nov. 6 election. I thought surely the negative things Southerland has done to our environment and natural resources would be enough to divulge his reputation, and give voters something to think about. I could not have been more wrong! Since my expertise is shing, much of the rest of this letter will be quotes from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Action Fund, whose mission is to achieve the passage of legislation that jumpstarts the clean energy economy, reduces pollution, and sustains vibrant communities for all Americans. In a new analysis, the NRDC analyzed all members of the U.S. House of Representatives votes, and rated Rep. Steve Southerland a Dirty Air Villain. The analysis is based on 13 major clean air votes in the House. Members who voted against clean air at every opportunity are designated Dirty Air Villains. This analysis shows that far too many members of Congress are neglecting that responsibility in favor of doing the polluters bidding, reads the NRDC report. These Dirty Air Villains should be held accountable for their votes against our health. No doubt, on Nov. 6, Southerland will be. Our analysis reveals the full extent of Big Polluters reach into Congress, where some members, especially in the Tea Party-inuenced House, do not miss a single opportunity to side with the dirty industry, leaving the rest of us to fend for ourselves, reads the report. Southerland, a Tea Party freshman, has done just that. Southerland was quoted in the New York Times as saying, One of the things Ive learned as a freshman, when youre 50 days before an election, politics takes over. While he is politicking instead of working for us, maybe the environment can breathe for 50 days. It is bad enough that Southerland represents a district dependent on a healthy shery and out of 435 U.S. House Representatives, was voted Ocean Enemy #1. It is unbelievable that he sits on the House Natural Resources Committee and does just the opposite of what the committee is charged to do, and through his stance on dangerous air pollution, jeopardizes the health of every man, woman and child in the United States. Southerland has either voted for or introduced legislation that is harmful to our sheries natural resources (An appropriations bill rider defunding future catch shares as a valuable commercial sheries management tool), water (H.R. 3856 which limits the authority of the EPA with respect to the water quality in our waterways); and air. (Rated a Dirty Air Villain ) If you want a good man to represent your district for U.S. House of Representatives, who will protect your natural resources, water quality, and clean air; vote for Al Lawson on Nov. 6. He has been a Florida legislator for 28 years. He served as chairman of the Senate Environmental Preservation committee and as chairman of the House Natural Resource committee. He has consistently fought for shermen, oystermen, water quality, and the environment. When Al Lawson is elected, we can all breathe in a breath of fresh air. Jim Clements CarrabelleNew Gibson Inn chef fabulousJust wanted to let everybody know how absolutely fabulous the chef, Ira, is at the Gibson. Four of us ate there on Thursday, the opening night of the restaurant. All of us were truly delighted with the food we had. Ira does a savory cheesecake that is to die for. Wahoo! The matre d, Frank, was carefully watching the diners to make sure they had everything they needed or wanted. The wait staff was excellent, the wines were delicious and the room was cozy. Truly special! You all surely must try the latest restaurant in town at the Gibson. We need to keep this man here forever! Hes a true gem in Apalachicola! Stop in and welcome Ira! Pidge and Bill Gollbach Marti and Phil CampbellThursday, September 27, 2012In a particularly sad coincidence written about in a recent issue of the Times, there were multiple examples of Franklin County properties being ignored, abused, destroyed (or not properly demolished) and neglected. Vacant Eastpoint lands, the shells of burned-out apartments in Lanark, and of course, the granddaddy of all ugly greetings to Franklin County, the long-abandoned Putnal service station buildings prominently facing Highway 98 all showcase and testify to the same message: Who is watching over the public welfare and well-being in Franklin County? Is anyone in charge of caring about such conditions? It was interesting to note, that, in the same issue of the paper there was a report highlighting the 14 percent increase in the bed tax revenues collected in the county. Those are extra fees paid by folks from all over the country who chose to come visit Franklin County and to stay overnight in countywide accommodations. So on one hand, we have neglected, ugly, deserted, abandoned, derelict, forsaken, desolate, dangerous, uncared-for property sites clearly showing visitors to the county that maybe here in Franklin County, we dont care how things look after all! On the other hand, those visitors coming here are folks who can return here, buy homes, start businesses, eat our seafood, bring family and friends back to spend monies and enjoy our countys attractions, events and services. Those are folks who may be willing to make important investments in Franklin County. But our abandoned, derelict, forsaken properties shout to everyone who sees them; Look at me! I am an ugly, dangerous disgrace! I tell you that no one cares about how things look in Franklin County. The unincorporated areas are not the only locations where abandoned and unkempt sites exist. A visitor to Apalachicola or Carrabelle can nd sad examples of empty buildings and vacant lots where vagrants and troublemakers can nd a haven. Wonderful waterfront sites and intown locations are often the most tragic examples of neglect. Properties in Alligator Point, and even on prestigious St George Island, showcase our countys lack of code enforcement and mandatory clean-up requirements. Even our beautiful beach areas are often damaged and defaced by vandals and carelessness that can last for too long without being rectied and mediated. When organized Coastal Cleanup efforts are held, a handful of the same faithful people attend year after year to clean up the junk and garbage they nd along the shores. Conscientious walkers carry their own plastic bags to pick up carelessly discarded roadside trash. And yet, the burned-out, abandoned and dangerous Lanark apartment shells and former service station property are overlooked and/or ignored by ofcials of the county, for too long and without good reason. An empty Eastpoint property is cleared of those illegally trespassing on it, but scarce county monies are used for that purpose, even though the out-ofarea landowner receives a tax bill annually and is known by name. A former warehouse facility, now derelict and dangerous on Carrabelles waterfront, remains a haven for all kinds of questionable activities and trespass, even though the owner is a well-known county resident. Long-term, unsafe, nonenforcement examples are agrantly evident in many locations of Franklin County, where more and more tourists come to visit. The red carpet may be out, but the emperor has no clothes! Time for county to clean up around here THOUgGHtsTS FOR tTHE TiIMEsSMel KellyBy LOIS SSWObBODA653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star.com In a stirring speech Saturday afternoon, Republican Party of Florida Vice Chairman Blaise Ingoglia urged voters to rein in government spending and suggested strategies, but stopped short of detailing specic cuts to the federal budget. Ingoglia spoke to a packed house at GOP headquarters in Eastpoint on the topic Government Gone Wild, the name of the blog from which he delivers his message. Ingoglia is a forceful speaker, and he began with a direct warning. Im gonna scare you and, as a nation, we need to be a little scared about whats going on, he said. The nation is hurting right now. Were going from one nation under God to one nation under water. Ingoglia asked for a show of hands from those in the room, numbering at least 60, who believed there should be a law requiring a balanced federal budget. Everyone raised their hands. Due to decit debts and interest on debts, the budget is unbalanceable right now, he said. Its the dirty little secret in Congress. If we just paid for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and interest on debts, you can close every other federal program and still not balance the budget. Ingoglia said the national debt stands at over $16 trillion and is climbing. If you got Congress to stop spending and pay $100 million a day, it would take over 100 years to pay it off, he said. Ingoglia contrasted what he called the liberal and conservative approaches to solving the problem. Liberals, he said, answer everything by increasing revenue, while conservatives seek to cut spending and grow the economy. Clearly, we have a spending problem, he said. We pay more for taxes each year than we spend on food and clothing. Ingoglia blamed much of the spending on unfunded liabilities, including Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. The idea is that the governments job is to take care of you because you cant take care of yourself, he said. They are buying our votes with what used to be our tax money. He said one in three people is on food stamps and the government is funding ad campaigns to increase the number. He described the nations economy as upside down. My house is worth less than my mortgage. Thats upside down. The country is upside down, said Ingoglia. According to Ingoglia, 47 percent of U.S. citizens do not pay federal income tax and over 30 percent actually make money off of the Internal Revenue Service, many of whom are neither elderly nor retired. He said that because of unsustainable economic practices, the country has been downgraded by Standard and Poors. Romney picked Ryan because they understand this is unsustainable, he said. Ingoglia said that 75 to 80 percent of Americans agree with sustainable government practices and many Democrats are conservative, good people. This is not your fathers Democratic Party, he warned and predicted that, if President Obama serves a second term, he will appoint two more justices to the Supreme Court, leaving a 5-4 liberal majority he tagged as Baracks Bench. Ingoglia warned that this is the most important presidential election in the nations history. Who will solve the problems of the nation? he asked. Its going to be us. We desperately need a new generation of patriots. Ingoglia called on the nation to x tax system, x entitlements and as a last thing is to pay down debt. The debt is equal to the size of economy; we have to grow economy and to hold debt level. Ingoglia nished by saying he pays his own way when presenting speaking engagements around the state. The weekend meeting was also a fundraiser for the county food bank. Organizer Liz Sisung said the Republican Party raised $190 for the cause, and leftovers from the picnic luncheon were donated as well.State GOP leader blasts unfunded liabilities BLaisAISE ing INGOgGLiaIA LEttTTERsS CORREctiCTIOnNIn a Sept. 20 article Fish and Wildlife threatens island nes, it was reported that Robin Trindell of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission participated in a beach walk to survey sea turtle nests with County Extension Agent Bill Mahan. The FWC was actually represented on the walk by Angela Holden.

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LocalThe Times | A5September 27, 2012 MILLAGE PER $1,000 2.2400 GENERAL FUND CAPITAL FUND TOTAL BUDGET CASH BALANCES BROUGHT FORWARD $64,914 $750,951 $815,865 ESTIMATED REVENUE Ad Valorem Taxes 2.2400 Millage per $1000 $261,687 $261,687 Water Sales $ 168,600 $ 168,600 Out of District Surcharge $ 38,000 $ 38,000 Miscellaneous Revenue $17,500 $17,500 TOTAL REVENUE AND OTHER SOURCES $224,100 $ 261,687 $ 485,7 8 7 TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND BALANCES $289,014 $ 1,012,638 $ 1,301,651 EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES Water Operations and Expenses $ 363,950 $363,950 Capital Improvements $40,400 $40,400 Debt Service $132,000 $132,000 TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND EXPENSES $363,950 $172,400 $536,350 Reserves ($74,936) $840,238 $765,301 TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES $ 289 014 $ 1,012 638 $ 1,301,651 BUDGET SUMMARY ALLIGATOR POINT WATER RESOURCES DISTRICT FISCAL YEAR 2012/2013 NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARINGThe Alligator Point Water Resources District has tentatively adopted a budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013. A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on: Monday, October 1, 2012 6:00 P.M at 1378 Alligator Drive Alligator Point, Florida 32346 PUBLIC NOTICE FCTDC 2012-2013 Fiscal Year MEETING SCHEDULE ALLBOARD MEETINGS ARE HELD ON THE SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH, BEGINNING AT 3:00 P.M. UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTICED.BOARD MEETINGS October 9, 2012, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, Apalachicola 3:00 p.m. November 13, 2012, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, Apalachicola 3:00 p.m. December 11, 2012, Carrabelle City Oces, Carrabelle, 3:00 p.m. January 8, 2013, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, Apalachicola, 3:00 p.m. February 12, 2013 Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 3:00 p.m. March 12, 2013, Carrabelle City Oces, Carrabelle, 3:00 p.m. April 9, 2013, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 3:00 p.m. May 14, 2013, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 3:00 p.m. June 11, 2013, Carrabelle City Oces, Carrabelle, 3:00 pm July 9, 2013, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 3:00 p.m. August 13, 2013, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 3:00 p.m. September 10, 2013, Carrabelle City Oces, Carrabelle, 3:00 p.m. ALLCOMMITTEE MEETINGS ARE HELD ON THE FOURTH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTICED, AT THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA COMMUNITY ROOM, 1 BAY AVENUE, APALACHICOLA, BEGINNING AT 1:30 PM FOR GRANTS (IF SCHEDULED) AND AT 2:30 PM FOR MARKETING (IF SCHEDULED). COMMITTEE MEETINGS October 23, 2012, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm November 27, 2012 Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm December TBD January 22, 2013, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm February 26, 2013, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm March 26, 2013, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm April 23, 2013, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm May 28, 2013, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm June 25, 2013 Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm July 23, 2013, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm August 27, 2013, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm September 24, 2013, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm For further information please contact FCTDC oces @ 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 FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY ATTEND. 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 NEW PATIENTS, CALLTODAY FOR YOUR PRIORITY APPOINTMENT" FOR NEW PATIENTS 59 AND OLDERThis certificate is good for a complete Medical Eye Exam withTodd 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: 9-30-12 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 "Freedom from Eye Glasses, Now a reality for many."Smart LensesSM Tonight is the time to quit smokingGeorge E. Weems Memorial Hospital in Apalachicola will hold a free tobacco cessation class at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria. This Tools to Quit session will offer in help in discovering how to handle your triggers, and learning more about available quit options and how to deal with cravings. The session will address why nicotine is highly addictive and help in creating a supportive environment where people can learn to live without tobacco. Free nicotine patches and nicotine gum are available to those who actively participate in the program. For more information, call Calandra Portalatin at 224-1177 or email cportalatin@ bigbendahec.org.Relay for Life to kick off tonightFranklin County Relay for Life is holding a kickoff event at 6 p.m. Thursday at Riverfront Park in downtown Apalachicola. This years theme is Carnival for a Cure. Popcorn, nachos, cotton candy and other carnivalthemed foods will be served. Sign up your team or join a team. Yoga class Wednesdays at community centerA community hatha yoga class is 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays at the City Hall Community Center at Battery Park. The class is taught by Kathy Jansen, a registered yoga teacher with the National Yoga Alliance. The class is free, with donations accepted. Yoga mats provided if needed. For more information, call 653-6719. Gulf Coast to offer correctional of cer trainingGulf Coast State College is working to help all citizens of the area enjoy good, local jobs, especially those who may be affected by Apalachicola Bays oystering situation. Recently, Gulf Coast President Dr. Jim Kerley met with Franklin County of cials and concerned citizens to pledge the colleges support by bringing educational opportunities into the area. Loretta Costin, director of the Gulf/Franklin Campus, expects to begin this program to the county within the next months, with nancial aid available to those who qualify. Citizens who complete the three-month course and pass the State Of cer Certi cation Exam will become eligible to work as a correctional of cer at any state, county or privately run correctional facility in Florida. Whether starting a career or considering a change, nows the time to explore all Gulf Coast State College has to offer. For more information or to begin the registration process, call 850-227-9670, ext. 5507.Full Moon Climb Sunday at Cape St. GeorgeThe September Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be Sunday. The Sunset/ Full Moon Climb will be from 7-8:30 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 7:26 p.m., and the moon will rise at 7:37 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 the island, where Island Drive ends at Gulf Beach Drive. Parking is available in lots at either side of the park. Space is limited. For reservations or more information, call the St. George Island Visitor Center at 927-7744.Small business counseling Wednesday at chamberChristine S. Urban, business analyst from the Small Business Development Center at FAMU will be coming to the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, 122 Commerce St., on Oct. 3 and will be available 1-7 p.m. by appointment for one-to-one counseling on topics related to opening and managing a small business. A workshop focusing on Facebook Basics will also be offered, not intended for advanced users. Basic terms will be explained and showcased. Account creation and claiming pages will be discussed, as well as a comparison of good vs. bad Facebook pages and posts. To register for this class, or to set up a one to one appointment, call Christine at 561-2041 or email Christine.urban@famu. edu.Wilderness Coast library board to meetThe Wilderness Coast Public Libraries Governing Board will meet at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Wakulla County Public Library at 4330 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 997-7400. News BRIEFS

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LocalA6 | The Times September 27, 2012 NO. 1 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 (Legislative) Ballot Title Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to prohibit laws or rules from compelling any person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise provide for health care coverage; permit a person or an employer to purchase lawful health care services directly from a health care provider; permit a health care provider to accept direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; exempt persons, employers, and health care providers from penalties and taxes for paying directly or accepting direct payment for lawful health care services; and prohibit laws or rules from abolishing the private market for amendment does not affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform or provide; affect which health care services are permitted by law; prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relat1, 2010; affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms and conditions do not have the effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health care services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; or affect any general law passed by two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature, passed after the effective date of the amendment, provided such law states visions of the amendment. The amendment expressly provides that it may not be construed to prohibit negotiated provisions in insurance contracts, network agreements, or other provider agreements contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS (a) To preserve the freedom of all residents of the state to provide for their own health care: (1) A law or rule may not compel, directly or indirectly, any person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise provide for health care coverage. (2) A person or an employer may pay directly for lawful health care services and may not be required to pay penalties or taxes for paying directly for lawful health care services. A health care provider may accept direct payment for lawful health care services and may not be required to pay penalties or taxes for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services. (b) The private market for health care coverage of any lawful health care service may not be abolished by law or rule. (c) This section does not: (1) Affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform or provide. (2) Affect which health care services are permitted by law. (3) Prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to work(5) Affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms and conditions do not have the effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health care services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services, except that this section may not be construed to prohibit any negotiated provision in any insurance contract, network agreement, or other provider agreement contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. (6) Affect any general law passed by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature after the effective date of this an exception from this section. (d) As used in this section, the term: health care services without a public or private third party, not including an employer, paying for any portion of the service. function or purpose is the management of, processing of, enrollment of individuals for, or payment, in full or in part, for health care services, health care data, or health care information for its participants. or treatment, to the extent that the service or treatment is permitted or not prohibited by law or regulation at the time the service or treatment is rendered, which may be provided by persons or businesses otherwise permitted to offer such services. tax, salary or wage withholding or surcharge, or named fee with a similar effect established by law or rule by an agency established, created, or controlled by the government which is used to punish or discourage the exercise of rights protected under this section. For purposes of this section negotiated provision in any insurance contract, network agreement, or other provider agreement contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. NO. 2 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to Section 6 of Article VII to expand the availability of the property discount on the homesteads of those who were not Florida residents when they entered the military and Full Text: ARTICLE VII (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation to in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municiprovisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property proof of residency at the time of entering military service appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. SCHEDULE VII relating to the homestead property tax discount for veterans who 1, 2013. NO. 3 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 1 and 19 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: This proposed amendment to the State Constitution replaces the existing state revenue limitation based on Florida personal in the amendment, collected in excess of the revenue limitation must be deposited into the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches its maximum balance, and thereafter shall be used for the support and required from school districts for participation in a state-funded education returned to the taxpayers. The Legislature may increase the state revenue of the Legislature. The Legislature may also submit a proposed increase in the state revenue limitation to the voters. The Legislature must implement this proposed amendment by general law. The amendment will take effect Full Text: ARTICLE VII SECTION 1. Taxation; appropriations; state expenses; state revenue limitation. (a) No tax shall be levied except in pursuance of law. No state ad valorem taxes shall be levied upon real estate or tangible personal property. All other forms of taxation shall be preempted to the state except as provided by general law. operation in the amounts and for the purposes prescribed by law, but shall (c) No money shall be drawn from the treasury except in pursuance of appropriation made by law. year shall be limited to state revenues allowed under this subsection for the Florida personal income over the most recent twenty quarters times the legislature, from information available from the United States Department cess of this limitation shall be transferred to the budget stabilization fund Article III, and thereafter shall be refunded to taxpayers as provided by year may be increased by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each and that sets forth the dollar amount by which the state revenues allowed will be increased. The vote may not be taken less than seventy-two hours by the legislature on individuals, businesses, or agencies outside state necessary to meet the requirements set forth in documents authorizing the issuance of bonds by the state; revenues that are used to provide matching program and with the exception of state matching funds used to fund elecreturned as prizes; receipts of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund; charges for services imposed by local, regional, or school district governing bodies; or revenue from taxes, licenses, fees, and charges for services required to be imposed by any amendment or revision to this constitution the funding of governmental functions between the state and other levels of government. The legislature shall, by general law, prescribe procedures necessary to administer this subsection. hundredths. limited to an amount equal to the state revenue limitation for the previous be changed based on revisions to the information used to make the determination. transferred to the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches the maxibe used for the support and maintenance of public schools by reducing the effort is no longer required, returned to taxpayers as provided by general law. by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. Unless otherwise provided by the bill increasing the revenue limitation, the increased revenue limitation enacted under this paragraph shall be used to legislature. Increases to the revenue limitation enacted under this paragraph must be disregarded when determining the revenue limitation in (3) A bill increasing the revenue limitation may not contain any other limitation will be increased. The vote may not be taken less than seventytwo hours after the third reading in either house of the legislature of the bill in the form that will be presented to the governor. the state revenue limitation pursuant to a concurrent resolution enacted by shall be submitted to the electors at the next general election held more records. However, the legislature may submit the proposed increase at vote of three-fourths of the membership of each house of the legislature. The resolution must set forth the dollar amount by which the state revenue limitation will be increased. Unless otherwise provided in the resolution, the increased revenue limitation shall be used to determine the revenue it is approved by a vote of at least 60 percent of the electors voting on the matter. governmental functions between the state and other levels of government by general law, prescribe procedures necessary to administer this section. population factor. change in the calendar year annual average of the Consumer Price Index. base for all items), as published by the United States Department of Labor. In the event the index ceases to exist, the legislature shall determine the successor index by general law. percent change in population of the state as of April 1 compared to April 1 of the prior year. For purposes of calculating the annual rate of change in for services imposed by the legislature on individuals, businesses, or does not include: revenues that are necessary to meet the requirements set forth in documents authorizing the issuance of bonds by the state for bonds program and with the exception of state matching funds used to fund opreturned as prizes; receipts of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund and Citizens Property Insurance Corporation; receipts of public universities school district governing bodies; or revenue from taxes, fees, licenses, SCHEDULE tion, and this section take effect upon approval by the electors and apply NO. 4 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 4, 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTIONS 27, 32, 33 (Legislative) Ballot Title Ballot Summary: (1) This would amend Florida Constitution Article VII, Section 4 (Taxation; assessments) and Section 6 (Homestead exemptions). It also to the Schedule for the amendments. (2) In certain circumstances, the law requires the assessed value of that the Legislature may, by general law, provide that the assessment of to changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property which are assessed as provided for by general law. This amendment takes effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroac(3) This amendment reduces from 10 percent to 5 percent the limitation on annual changes in assessments of nonhomestead real property. This amendment takes effect upon approval of the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, every person who establishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in the Florida Constitution within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the Florida homestead exemption applied. The additional homestead exemption shall apply to all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 percent stead is established. The additional homestead exemption may not exceed the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar year The additional exemption shall apply for the shorter of 5 years or the year of sale of the property. The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead value of the property and the assessed value of the property determined under Article VII, Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more than one such exemption shall be allowed per homestead property at one time. The 2011, if approved by the voters at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property purchased on or after The additional exemption is not available in the sixth and subsequent years the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 2013. (5) This amendment also delays until 2023, the repeal, currently real property. This amendment delays until 2022 the submission of an amendment proposing the abrogation of such repeal to the voters. Full Text: ARTICLE VII valorem taxation, provided: aquifers, or land used exclusively for noncommercial recreational purposes acter or use. of character or use. (c) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale exempted from taxation. (d) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their homestead assessed 1 of the year following the effective date of this amendment. This assessment shall change only as provided in this subsection. changebe changed 11st of each year.; but those changes in assessments a. A change in an assessment mayshall not exceed the lower of the following: 1.a Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year. 2.b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban index reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. b. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012 NOTICE OF ELECTION or rejection of proposed revisions to the constitution of the State of Florida.

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LocalThe Times | A7September 27, 2012 assessed as provided in paragraph (5), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding January 1. (2)AnNo assessment may notshall exceed just value. (3) After aany change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January11st of the year following the establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only changeonly as provided in this subsection. (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as provided for by general law.;provided However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by general law. (7) The provisions of this subsectionamendment are severable. If a provision any of the provisions of this subsection is amendment shall be held unconstitutional by aany court of competent jurisdiction, the decision ofthesuch court doesshall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this subsectionamendment. (8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent year and who has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of January 1 of either of the 2 two years immediately preceding the establishment of athe new homestead is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value only if that person received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007. The assessed value of the newly established homestead shall be determined as follows: 1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or equal to the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000 or the difference between the just value and the assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. 2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the new homestead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if the difference between the just value of the new homestead and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to this sub-subparagraph is greater than $500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the difference between the just value and the assessed value equals $500,000. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. islature shall provide for application of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person. (e) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of this subsection, allow counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic property may be assessed solely on the basis of character or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The requirements for (f) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed value of homestead property to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of that property which results from the construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62 years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the following: (1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of the property. (2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved. (g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of units or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law. However,; but those changes in assessmentsmayshall not exceed 5ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to property assessed as provided in paragraph (4), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding date of assessment provided by law. (2)AnNo assessment may notshall exceed just value. including any change of ownership of a legal entity that owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law.; However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (h) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) and (g) shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law. However,;but those changes in assessmentsmayshall not exceed 5ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to property assessed as provided in paragraph (5), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding date of assessment provided by law. (2)AnNo assessment may notshall exceed just value. (3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a qualifying improveproperty shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a change of ownership or the legal entity that owns the property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law.; However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. therein, may prohibit the consideration of the following in the determination of the assessed value of real property used for residential purposes: (1) Any change or improvement made for the purpose of improving (2) The installation of a renewable energy source device. (j)(1) The assessment of the following working waterfront properties shall be based upon the current use of the property: b. Land that is accessible to the public and used for vessel launches into waters that are navigable. c. Marinas and drystacks that are open to the public. ing facilities, and marine vessel construction and repair facilities and their support activities. legislature by general law. (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation tion of $25,000 and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than $50,000 thousand dollars and up to $75,000 upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or memberporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of 98ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll of Section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. the legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding $50,000 to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age 65 and whose $20,000 twenty thousand dollars The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. therein, every person who establishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in subsection (a) within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the homestead exemption provided in subsection (a) applied is entitled to an additional homestead exemption for all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to the homestead is established. The additional exemption may not exceed the median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption shall apply for a period of 5 years or until the year the property is sold, reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just value of the property and the assessed value of the property determined under Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more than one exemption provided under this subsection shall be allowed per homestead property at one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if this amendment is approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 2012, if this amendment is approved at the 2012 general election, but the additional exemption is not available in ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 27. Property tax exemptions and limitations on property providing a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal property, providing an additional $25,000 homestead exemption, authorizing transfer of property, and this section, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on January 29, 2008, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2008, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next general election, shall take effect January 1 of the year following such general election. The amendments to Section 4 of Article VII creating subsections (f) and (g) of that limit assessments beginning January 1, 2009, if approved at a special elecJanuary 1, 2010, if approved at the general election held in November of 2008. Subsections (g)(f) and (h)(g) of Section 4 of Article VII, initially adopted as subsections (f) and (g), are repealed effective January 1, 2023 2019; however, the legislature shall by joint resolution propose an amendment abrogating the repeal of subsections (g)(f) and (h)(g) which shall be submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the general election of 20222018 and, if approved, shall take effect January 1, 20232019 homestead property having a declining just value and reducing the limit on the maximum annual increase in the assessed value of nonhomestead property, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013. SECTION 33. Additional homestead exemption for owners of This section and the amendment to Section 6 of Article VII providing for an additional homestead exemption for owners of homestead property who have not owned homestead property during the 3 calendar years immediately preceding purchase of the current homestead property, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, and the additional homestead exemption shall be available for properties purchased on or after January 1, 2011, or if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013, and the additional homestead exemption shall be available for properties purchased on or after January 1, 2012. NO. 5 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE V, SECTIONS 2, 11, AND 12 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: Proposing a revision of Article V of the State Constitution relating to the judiciary. The State Constitution authorizes the Supreme Court to adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts. The constitution further provides that a rule of court may be repealed by a general law enacted by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. This proposed constitutional revision eliminates the requirement that a general law repealing a court rule pass by a two-thirds vote of each house, thereby providing that the Legislature may repeal a rule of court by a general law approved by a majority vote of each house of the Legislature that expresses the policy behind the repeal. The court could readopt the rule in conformity with the public policy expressed by the Legislature, but if the Legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, this proposed revision prohibits the court from further recurrent law, rules of the judicial nominating commissions and the Judicial majority vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. Under this proposed revision, a vote to repeal those rules is changed to repeal by general law enacted by a majority vote of the legislators present. Under current law, the Governor appoints a justice of the Supreme Court from a list of nominees provided by a judicial nominating commisreconvene and may not renominate any person whose prior appointment to on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the justice will be deemed sion created by the State Constitution to investigate and prosecute before the Florida Supreme Court alleged misconduct by a justice or judge. ings of the commission are public. Currently, the constitution authorizes the House of Representatives to impeach a justice or judge. Further, the Speaker of the House of Representatives may request, and the Judicial or judge. This proposed revision requires the commission to make all of its House of Representatives and until such information is used in the pursuit of an impeachment of a justice or judge. This revision also removes the mission to conform to a prior constitutional change. This revision also makes technical and clarifying additions and deletions relating to the selection of chief judges of a circuit and relating to conforming and technical changes in the judicial article of the constitution. Full Text: ARTICLE V JUDICIARY (a) The supreme court shall adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts including the time for seeking appellate review, the administrative supervision of all courts, the transfer to the court having jurisdiction of any proceeding when the jurisdiction of another court has been improvidently invoked, and a requirement that no cause shall be dismissed because an improper remedy has been sought. The supreme court shall adopt rules to allow itthe court and the district courts of appeal to submit questions relating to military law to the federal Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for an advisory opinion. Rules of court may be repealed by general law that expresses the policy behind the repealenacted by two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. The court may readopt the repealed rule only in conformity with the public policy expressed by the legislature. If the legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, the rule may not be readopted thereafter without prior approval of the legislature. (b) The chief justice of the supreme court shall be chosen by a majorthe judicial system; and shall have the power to assign justices or judges, including consenting retired justices or judges, to temporary duty in any judicial circuit the power to assign judges for duty in that circuit. (c) A chief judge for each district court of appeal shall be chosen by a majority of the judges thereof or, if there is no majority, by the chief justice. The chief judge shall be responsible for the administrative supervision of the court. (d) A chief judge in each circuit shall be chosen from among the circuit judges as provided by supreme court rule. The chief judge of a circuit shall be responsible for the administrative supervision of the circuit courts and county courts in thehis circuit. year following the next general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. county court, wherein the judges are elected by a majority vote of the Monday in January of the year following the next primary and general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. An election shall be held to appointed term. (c) The nominations shall be made within thirty days from the occurrence of a vacancy unless the period is extended by the governor for a time not to exceed thirty days. The governor shall make the appointment within (d) Each appointment of a justice of the supreme court is subject to tion regardless of whether the house of representatives is in session or not. If the senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the appointment, the supreme court judicial nominating commission shall reconvene as though a new vacancy had occurred but may not renominate (e)(d) There shall be a separate judicial nominating commission as provided by general law for the supreme court, one for each district court of appeal, and one for each judicial circuit for all trial courts within the circuit. Uniform rules of procedure shall be established by the judicial nominating commissions at each level of the court system. Such rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the supreme nominating commissions, the proceedings of the commissions and their records shall be open to the public. jurisdiction to investigate and recommend to the Supreme Court of Florida ,occurring on or after November 1, 1966, (without regard to the effective date of this section) occurring on or after November 1, 1966 (without regard to the effective date of this section), warrants such discipline. For purposes of this section, discipline is without pay, or lawyer discipline. The commission shall have jurisdiction over justices and judges regarding allegations that misconduct occurred before or during service as a justice or judge if a complaint is made no later than one year following service as a justice or judge. The commission shall have jurisdiction regarding allegations of incapacity during service as a justice or judge. The commission shall be composed of: a. Two judges of district courts of appeal selected by the judges of those courts, two circuit judges selected by the judges of the circuit courts and two judges of county courts selected by the judges of those courts; b. Four electors who reside in the state, who are members of the bar of Florida, and who shall be chosen by the governing body of the bar of Florida; and c. Five electors who reside in the state, who have never held judicial by the governor. serve staggered terms, not to exceed six years, as prescribed by general law. No member of the commission except a judge shall be eligible for period of two years thereafter. No member of the commission shall hold its chairperson. impeachment shall be subject to removal from the commission pursuant to the provisions of Article IV, Section 7, Florida Constitution. (4) The commission shall adopt rules regulating its proceedings, the members, the rotation of members between the panels, and the temporary rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the by the investigative panel with the clerk of the supreme court of Florida all tive panel with said clerk of such formal charges against a justice or judge such charges and all further proceedings before the commission shall be public. (5) The commission shall have access to all information from all executive, legislative and judicial agencies, including grand juries, subject to the rules of the commission. At any time, on request of the speaker of the house of representatives or the governor, the commission shall make availableto the house of representatives all information in the possession of the commission, investigation and until such information is used in the pursuit for use in consideration of impeachment or suspension, respectively. tive panel and a hearing panel as established by rule of the commission. The investigative panel is vested with the jurisdiction to receive or initiate complaints, conduct investigations, dismiss complaints, and upon a vote of a simple majority of the panel submit formal charges to the hearing panel. The hearing panel is vested with the authority to receive and hear formal charges from the investigative panel and upon a two-thirds vote of the panel recommend to the supreme court the removal of a justice or judge or the involuntary retirement of a justice or judge for any permanent disability that seriously interferes with the performance of judicial duties. Upon a simple majority vote of the membership of the hearing panel, the panel may recommend to the supreme court that the justice or judge be subject to appropriate discipline. (1) The supreme court may accept, reject, or modify in whole or in and it may order that the justice or judge be subjected to appropriate willful or persistent failure to perform judicial duties or for other conduct scienter or moral turpitude on the part of a justice or judge shall not be proceeding and upon request of the investigative panel, the supreme court (2) The supreme court may award costs to the prevailing party. (d) The power of removal conferred by this section shall be both alternative and cumulative to the power of impeachment. (e) Notwithstanding any of the foregoing provisions of this section, if the

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LocalA8 | The Times September 27, 2012 commission is a justice of the supreme court of Florida all justices of such with respect to all proceedings therein concerning such person and the supreme court for such purposes shall be composed of a panel consisting of the seven chief judges of the judicial circuits of the state of Florida determining seniority of such circuit judges in the event there be judges of the next most senior chief circuit judge or judges shall serve in place of date of this article shall continue in effect until superseded in the manner the commission consistent with it: by the rules of the commission provided that no member shall vote as a cations commission shall expire upon the effective date of the amendments to this section approved by the legislature during the regular session following staggered terms: gh h members by the board of governors of the bar of Florida shall be by no i The commission shall be entitled to recover the costs of investijk expenses or transportation and per diem allowance as provided by general NO. 6 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: This proposed amendment provides that public funds This proposed amendment provides that the State Constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained amendment overrules court decisions which conclude that the right of Full Text: (a) Public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for healthnot apply to: (b) This constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights NO. 8 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 3 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution prodeleting the prohibition against using revenues from the public treasury Full Text: the establishment of religion or prohibiting or penalizing the free exercise Except to the extent required by the First nor any agent of the government may deny to any individual or entity the agency thereof shall ever be taken from the public treasury directly or NO. 9 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature to provide by general law ad valorem homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouse of a military veteran who died from service-connected causes while on active duty or to the surviving ment authorizes the Legislature to totally exempt or partially exempt Full Text: (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate tion shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military the total amount or a portion of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property to the: the term: SCHEDULE surviving spouses of veterans who died from service-connected causes and NO. 10 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 3 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to: wide tangible personal property tax exemptions provided by the ConstituFull Text: by general law to make payment to the taxing unit in which the property every widow or widower or person who is blind or totally and permagrant community and economic development ad valorem tax exemptions municipality voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county apply to improvements to real property made by or for the use of a new business and improvements to real property related to the expansion of an existing business and shall also apply to tangible personal property of such new business and tangible personal property related to the expansion of an exemption may be granted to a new business or expansion of an existing exemption shall expire ten years from the date of approval by the electors tive tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general (e) tangible personal property is subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from Tangible personal property is also exempt from ad valorem taxation if the assessed value of such property is greater than (f) There shall be granted an ad valorem tax exemption for real property encumbered by perpetual conservation easements or by other support of military operations designated by the legislature shall receive an additional exemption equal to a percentage of the taxable value of his as the number of days during the preceding calendar year the person was or Hawaii in support of military operations designated by the legislature SCHEDULE property is exempt from tangible personal property tax if the assessed NO. 11 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to an additional homestead tax exemption equal to the assessed value of an owner who has maintained permanent residency on the property for not Full Text: (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate tion shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value either or both of the followingan additional homestead tax exemptions: who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon twenty thousand dollars person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate with a just value The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant these this additional exemptions within the limits prescribed in this permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military NO. 12 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE IX, SECTION 7 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to of the council of state university student body presidents as the student Full Text: shall administer each public university and a board of governors shall versity shall be administered by a board of trustees consisting of thirteen board of governors shall establish the powers and duties of the boards of stituent university and its articulation with free public schools and comboard fourteen citizens dedicated to the purposes of the state university which council shall be organized by the board of governors and consist of all the student body presidents of the state university systempresident of shall 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Special to The TimesMembers of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Division of Law Enforcement have been busy policing oyster harvesting. Of cers Jason Carroll, Blake Hoelscher, and Steven Cook concentrated their efforts the week of Sept. 9-16 on working complaints involving individuals harvesting shell sh at night in closed waters. Their efforts resulted in 12 arrests for harvesting shell sh in closed and conditionally closed waters. ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORTFOR FURTHER RESEARCH AND FOR THOSE FALLEN THE SECTION WILL CONSIST OF WEEKLY TIPS AND INFORMATION ABOUT BREAST CANCER AWARENESS. ALL ADS WILL FEATURED IN THE SECTION FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH AND WILL BE IN FULL COLOR AND THE SECTION DECORATED IN PINKTO RESERVE SPACECONTACT:JOEL REED:ORKARI FORTUNE: MAGNOLIA BLUFFBay living at its best, you have to see the sunsets from this home to believe them. 3BR/3BA Custom home with great water depth for year round access to the Apalachicola Bay. 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Dansereau also is being held on an out-of-county warrant from Franklin County. The Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce reported Dansereau was wanted in their jurisdiction for the theft of a drug prescription pad from an Apalachicola doctors of ce. Pharmacy of cials at Walmart contacted the Wakulla County Sheriffs Ofce about a suspicious prescription request. Contact was made with the doctors of ce, which con rmed the prescription was not valid. According to the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce, deputies closed in on their suspect and attempted to arrest Dansereau when he ed the store on foot and jumped into a motor vehicle to ee the area. Deputy Will Hudson attempted to verbally stop the suspect while also opening the vehicle door as the suspect attempted to drive away. Dansereau rapidly accelerated his vehicle with Hudsons arm caught inside the vehicle, nearly crushing the deputy between the eeing vehicle and a vehicle parked in the Walmart parking lot. Hudson was able to free himself from the vehicle as Dansereau slowed to make a right turn toward U.S. 319. Dansereau turned southbound on U.S. 319 where he was spotted by Detectives Derek Lawhon, Nick Boutwell and Lorne Whaley in the area of Donaldson-Williams Road. The detectives made a traf c stop, but Dansereau refused to exit the vehicle or open its window. Deputies reported that for of cer safety, they used force on the window to secure the suspect. Dansereau was transported to the Wakulla County Jail where he remains under a $43,000 bond. The vehicle was impounded at the sheriffs of ce. Sgt. Jeremy Johnston and Deputy Nick Gray also investigated the case. The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce. Arrests in this report were made by of cers from the Carrabelle Police Department (CPD) and the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce (FCSO). All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.Sept. 18David S. Smith, 32, Eastpoint, grand theft, petit theft and violation of probation (FCSO)Sept. 20Shawnee D. Looney, 18, Marshville, Mo., retail theft (FCSO) Cody J. Smith, 20, Marshville, Mo., retail theft (FCSO) Michael B. Stephens, 38, Carrabelle, violation of probation (CPD) Travis W. Hill, 36, Carrabelle, grand retail theft (CPD)Sept. 21Katherine T. Bergquist, 54, Atlanta, Ga., DUI (CPD) Josephine L. Sapp, 28, Carrabelle, violation of probation (FCSO)Sept. 22Misty D. Dillon, 27, Apalachicola, violation of probation (FCSO)Sept. 24Patricia Kennedy, 35, Lanark Village, dealing in stolen property (CPD) Arrest REPORT FWC REPORTMan charged with eeing deputies JOSHUA DANSEREAU @APALACHTIMESFOLLOW US ON TWITTERTHE APALACHICOLA TIMESFIND US ON FACEBOOK

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A10 | The Times September 27, 2012 JAMMIN JESSIE! Jessie is a 5 month old Dachshund mix. He is sweet but a little shy so would do best in a home without young children. He gets along well with other dogs and because he will be a small dog, will make a wonderful indoor companion for someone. Is that someone you?Volunteers are desperately needed to socialize all of our dogs and cats.We are always looking for people willing to bring one of our animals into their home to be fostered for various needs. Anytime you can spare would be greatly appreciated. Call Karen at 670-8417 for more details or visit the Franklin County Humane Society at 244 State Road 65 in Eastpoint. You may logon to the website at www.forgottenpets.org to see more of our adoptable pets. PETOFTHEWEEK Franklin County Humane Society WELCOMES CIERAMASSEY TO OUR STAFF WELCOMES ManeTheSalon & Day Spa PLEASE CALL (850)653-8714 FOR APPOINTMENT TUESDAY SATURDAY 9:00AM 6:00PM The Our services include: Hairstyling, Waxing, Facials, Perms, Color, NailServices & Straightening By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com An evening of fun is planned to support womens health in Franklin County. Elaine Kozlowsky is at it again, now in the process of handcrafting about 70 posters inviting one and all to attend this years Calendar Girls Cabaret to bene t Franklin Needs in its mission to promote breast cancer awareness, education and early detection. Franklin Needs pays for mammograms and follow-up tests, if necessary, for Franklin County residents who have no health insurance. Two years ago, the organization raised money to purchase equipment to enable mammograms to be performed at Weems Memorial Hospital in Apalachicola by selling calendars featuring local ladies au natural and staging a cabaret to celebrate them. This year another 2,500 calendars have been printed. Kozlowsky, a co-founder of Franklin Needs, said the calendars are now on sale from more than 75 vendors in Tallahassee, Panama City and throughout Franklin County and online at http:// forgottencoastclassics. com/. She said the online store has sold calendars to fans across the state. The cabaret posters are the same design as two years ago, handmade and featuring cancan girls with billowing skirts. We try to save money all the time, said Kozlowsky, a former schoolteacher. We do as much as we can so more money goes to our cause. She said Franklin Needs hopes to raise around $50,000 this year. Wed like to do more, but we know the economy is bad, Kozlowsky said. We are really thankful for whatever we get. This years cabaret is being organized by Liz Sisung and takes place from 8-11 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Fort Coombs Armory. Tickets are $10. Light snacks will be provided and wine, beer and soft drinks available for a donation. Local singers and dancers will entertain, and a dance oor will be open. Luminaries will be provided by Centennial Bank and can be obtained for $5 from any branch. This year, we are hoping to light all of Apalach, Kozlowsky said. During the cabaret, there will be an ongoing raf e of items donated by supporters of Franklin Needs. Best of all, the Calendar Girls will be available to sign calendars that evening. We are overwhelmed and thankful for community support, Kozlowsky said. We rely on Franklin County. Remember all the money stays here. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Kozlowsky encouraged everyone to get a mammogram. When you go, you will receive educational materials provided by Franklin Needs. For more information or to donate to Franklin Needs, call 670-1671. Bob Klein, general manager and cofounder of the St. James Bay Golf Resort, celebrated his retirement at a Sept. 18 party held at the resort. Klein and his partner Eddie Clark began plans to develop the property in 1999 after Klein located the site, formerly a drug treatment center for minors. Klein said St. James Bay is still the nest and most aesthetically pleasing development in the county. Klein has worked on numerous other developments including the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and the Topsail Beach Tennis Club. He is an enthusiastic tennis player, part of a group that played regularly at St. James Bay. The group honored him with a plaque for consistently scoring by means of the absolute lowest percentage shots in tennis and for 10 years of successfully enlisting groups of regular players who consistently fell for those stupid shots. The new retiree said he plans to stay active by reentering the Peace Corps. While in his 20s, he served for a year in Brazil. He said he and his wife, a nurse, will visit various locations where his engineering skills and experience will be valuable. It gives me something to keep active upstairs, he said, smiling. For a gallery of Kleins retirement party go to www.apalachtimes.com. By LOIS SWOBODA Charles Buckshot Melvin and Sierra Messer of Eastpoint would like to announce the birth of their daughter Shelbie Mariah Melvin. Shelbie was born Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 11:32 a.m. at the Womens Pavilion at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Stephanie and Dennis Beebe of Carrabelle and Shorty and Teresa Messer of Bristol. Paternal grandparents are Connie and Darrin Turner of Eastpoint and Charles Melvin of Panama City. Sierra wants to express her thanks to all of her loving friends and family for the wonderful baby shower and gifts. Dewitt Polous turns 50 on Friday, Sept. 28. I love you soooo much honey! Bryson Andrew Brown turns 1 on Friday, Sept. 28. Bryson is the son of Jonathan and Jennifer Brown of Apalachicola and little brother to Brayden Brown. Maternal grandparents are Kenneth and Glenda Martina of Apalachicola. Maternal greatgrandparents are Curtis and Jean Watson and Bill and Burnell Martina, all of Apalachicola. Paternal grandparents are Jerome and Geanise Brown of Apalachicola. Paternal greatgrandparent is Mary Brown of Port St. Joe. Happy Birthday to our special boy! We all love you so much. LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesElaine Kozlowsky invites everyone to the Calendar Girls Cabaret.Calendar Girls Cabaret bene t comingLOIS SWOBODA | The TimesBob Klein with longtime employee and friend Dotty LeeBob Klein heads back to Peace Corps BirthdaysBryson Brown turns 1Happy 50th birthdayShelbie Melvin born It gives me something to keep active upstairs.Bob Klein retired general manager and cofounder of the St. James Bay Golf Resort Society

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The Times | A11September 27, 2012 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 Nursery now provided for Sunday Church Service 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. Pentecostal Holiness marks pastors anniversaryPlease make plans to join the First Pentecostal Holiness Church this week as it celebrates the 15th pastoral anniversary of Pastors Emory and Susan Roach. The celebration at the church, 379 Brownsville Road, Apalachicola, will begin Wednesday at 7 p.m. with special guests Hillside Dancers for Christ and guest speaker Apostle Shirley C. White. Refreshments after service were provided by the FPHC Youth Ministry. On Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. Pastor Julie Stanley-Mack will be guest speaker, with refreshments after service provided by the Womens Ministry. On Friday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m., Guest speaker will be Pastor Hayward L. Miller, with refreshments after service provided by the Mens Ministry. Saturday, Sept. 29, beginning at 3 p.m., its Family Day at Donnie Wilson Ball Field, featuring softball, horseshoes and hot dogs. Services on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 10:30 a.m. will feature guest speaker Bishop Ray Willis. Lunch will be catered after the morning service. For more information, nd us on Facebook at Apalachicola Fphc.Bay Area Choral Society to begin practicesThe Bay Area Choral Society will begin practicing for their Christmas performance on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Apalachicola. All who love to sing are welcome. The chorus will sing selections from The Messiah, three carols from John Rutter, selections from John Rutters Magnicat, three carols from Poland arranged by Mark Hayes and other selections. The Bay Area Choral Society is under the direction of Merel Young and will perform in Apalachicola at Trinity on Sunday, Dec. 9. The chorus has also been asked to perform in Port St. Joe at the First United Methodist Church, with that date to be announced later.Fellowship Church in revival next weekFellowship Church of Praise, 177 Ave G, Apalachicola, will be in revival from Sunday, Sept. 30, at 6:30 p.m. through Friday, Oct. 5. Weekday services are nightly at 7 p.m. Speakers will be Apostle David Rosier of Panama City and Pastor Marcus Rosier of Tallahassee. For more info, call 850-524-1253 or email rwms45@yahoo.comChurch hosts seafood workers dinner Oct. 5The Eastpoint United Methodist Church will host a seafood workers appreciation dinner at the Eastpoint Community Pavilion on Friday, Oct. 5, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. To learn more about this event or to volunteer, please contact the Eastpoint United Methodist Church or Dottye Thornburg at 927-3349. Hats off to all the volunteers who worked hard at the bake sale, yard sale and at the grill last Saturday, Sept. 22. They raised $1,099 for Charles and Ann Merrell. The lady from Georgia who won the 50/50 drawing donated it back to the Legion for the Merrells. Members of all three branches of Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 pitched in to help. Many thanks to those who supported the fundraiser. We all got a big surprise at church last Saturday when Diane Hubanks came walking down the aisle. Her sister brought her from Bay St. James Health and Rehab. Diane is getting right along. I had lunch at Bay St. James Health and Rehab last Sunday and visited our other friends and neighbors there and had a good meal too. On Monday, Oct. 1, we will have our rst association meeting at Chillas Hall. Members of the Lanark Village Association are urged to attend. The gavel falls at 7 p.m. A huge yard sale on the Lanark Golf Course is planned for Saturday, Oct. 6. The sale will start at 8 a.m. Be sure to stop by and look around; you just may nd something you simply cant live without! Be kind to one another, check on the sick and housebound get a grip, tie a knot, hang on to Jesus! Until next time, God Bless America, the troops, the poor, homeless and hungry. The Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce Victim Advocates Unit would like to thank the Knights of Columbus Bishop OSullivan Council 1648, for their generous contribution to the Families in Crisis fund. This funding is used to help families of domestic violence with safe shelter. Without the support of local concerned citizens and organizations, families would remain in violent situations. Our program offers on-scene counseling, victim compensation, information and referrals for social service needs and court assistance. Our sincere thanks to the Apalachicola chapter of the Knights of Columbus.Clarice PowellVictim Advocate Franklin County Sheriffs OfceSpecial to The TimesSacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf welcomes to its staff Dr. Alfred Cardet, a board certied orthopedic surgeon. Cardet is an orthopedic surgeon with Bay Medical (a member of Sacred Heart Health System) and has recently received privileges to admit patients at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. He will be providing services to Bay, Gulf and Franklin county residents at the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf Medical Ofce Building on Thursdays, beginning Sept. 27. Cardet, a member of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, attended medical school at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial, in Miami, and completed an internship at John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii. He later returned to the University of Miami to complete his residency. Cardet brings nearly 30 years of medical experience in orthopedic surgery. To schedule an appointment, please ask your primary physician to refer you. If you have questions regarding the services Cardet will be providing, please contact his ofces at 850-914-7060. Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf opened in 2010 to serve residents of Gulf, Franklin and Bay counties. The 19-bed facility in Port St. Joe features 24-hour emergency services, inpatient services, surgical services, a full complement of diagnostic and laboratory services, and a helipad to be used by Sacred Hearts regional air ambulance service to provide rapid transport for trauma or critically ill patients. The hospital is operated by Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola and a part of Ascension Health, the nations largest system of Catholic, not-forprot healthcare facilities. Dorothy Joyce Whisman, 73, of St. Marks passed away Friday, Sept. 21, at her home. She was born and raised in Apalachicola and lived many years in Jacksonville. She moved to St. Marks in 2004. She was the ofce manager of Out House Marine. She treasured her home and her family. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, at Magnolia Cemetery in Apalachicola at 11 a.m. She is survived by one son, Buzzie Whisman (and wife, Doris) of Jacksonville; two daughters: Beth Harrison (and husband, Gary) of Jacksonville, and Beverly Ross of St. Augustine; nine grandchildren; ve greatgrandchildren; ve sisters and two brothers. Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville is assisting with arrangements.Dorothy WhismanNancy Matheny-Evans, 64, of Medart, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 at her home of natural causes. Born Nov. 29, 1947, in Washington, D.C., Nancy has been a longtime resident of Wakulla County since 1966. She was a graduate of Florida State University in 1970. Nancy is survived by her husband David Evans; three daughters Ashley Evans, Virginia Evans and Maura Evans; two grandchildren, Ethan and Lila Brewer; a sister, Ann Baird of Annapolis, Md.; and a brother, Charles Charlie Matheny III of Zolfo Springs. She was a small business owner. From 1977-1986, she owned and managed the Crafty Cracker in Panacea and in 2009 reestablished Two Blondes Liquor and Gifts in Ochlocknee Bay. She was an active member of the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce and former member of its board of directors. She was active in the Episcopal Church and did volunteer work throughout her lifetime, some of which included serving as chairperson of the Panacea Maritime Museum, president of the PTO and Girl Scout Troop Leader, and developing and directing after-school programs for the school system and her church. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 110 NE First Street in Carrabelle. In lieu of owers donations may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, P.O. Box 546, Carrabelle, FL 32322.Nancy EvansTerryss Marie Kilbourn went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Terryss was born Jan. 15, 1935, in Carrabelle. She is preceded in death by her parents, James Ferguson Kilbourn and Dorothy Marie Kilbourn. She is survived by her brother, Walter Lynn Kilbourn and his wife Ann of Houston, Texas. Other surviving family members include two nieces, one stepniece, once great-niece, one great-stepniece and one great-great-stepniece; one great-nephew, one greatgreat nephew and two great-great-stepnephews; along with a cousin in Texas and numerous cousins in Florida. Terryss earned a degree from Troy State College of Alabama. She was a resident of Pearland, Texas, for the past four years. Before moving to Texas she lived in Florida the majority of her life. She attended Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Friendswood, Texas. Terryss retired from working for the State of Florida Roadways. She was a loving sister, aunt and friend and will live in our hearts forever. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to United Cerebral Palsy, www. ucp.org/tribute. Visitation was Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 6-8 p.m. at Bevis Funeral Home, Crawfordville. Graveside burial will be Thursday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m., at Evergreen Cemetery.Terryss Kilbourn TeERRYssSS k KILboBOURnN Obituaries LanaLANARkK newsNEWSJim Welsh Faith bBRIefsEFSLegionnaires pitch in for Merrell benet caCARdD ofOF thanksTHANKSGod has blessed me with 100 years of glorious life and the most wonderful family, friends, church and community. I thank them all for a grand birthday celebration. Truly, my cup runneth over.Preshia Crum caCARdD ofOF thanksTHANKSDR. ALfFRedED CaARdetDETSacred Heart welcomes orthopedic surgeon THE APAL L ACHI I COL L A TI I MESFIND US o O N Fa A CEBoo OO K @ApalachTimesFollo OLLO W US o O N TWI WI TTE E R Faith

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Email outdoors news to timesoutdoors @star .com OUTDOORSwww.apalachtimes.comSection Section A By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com Organizers say much of the trash collected during this years Coastal Cleanup was storm related. Nearly 200 volunteers turned out to collect 7,701 pounds of garbage on Sept. 15 when Franklin County mobilized for International Coastal Cleanup Day. The amount of trash collected was up slightly from last year over much of the county. But, in Eastpoint, the number jumped from just over a ton in 2011 to more than 2,800 pounds, despite the fact that there were fewer volunteers. Both Ada Long, who organized the county cleanup, and Anna Carmichael, who led the Eastpoint effort, said much of the debris, including a number of wooden pallets and apparent decking boards were from the storm surge during Tropical Storm Debby in June. Lanark Beach boasted its biggest turnout ever; 10 people collected 385 pounds of trash there. On Dog Island, 24 volunteers collected a whopping 1,550 pounds of trash working from the shore and in boats. For the first time in a number of years, Venture Troop 22 was unable to visit Little St. George Island due to boat failure. Leslie Cox said the cleanup in Carrabelle netted about the same amount of trash as last year, and too much of it was storm debris retrieved from areas of seagrass. Long wished to thank everyone for their help this year. Absolutely amazing! she wrote. And thanks, on behalf of all of us, to Link Carroll, who always does a truly spectacular job of getting all those dumpsters delivered and picked up, arranging for the porto-potties, and reporting back to us. If you dont know this already, the Franklin County Departments of Parks and Recreation and Solid Waste and Recycling are simply amazing in their professionalism, reliability, and friendliness.Special to the TimesOn Saturday Oct. 6, the Florida State University Coastal & Marine Lab in St. Teresa will host an unusual regatta. The object is not so much to get some place rst as it is simply to stay a oat. Sponsored by West Marine and Walmart, and from noon to 6 p.m., this rst and planned annual Whatever Floats Your Boat regatta will feature a challenge to create a homemade boat that is both artistically interesting and reasonably buoyant. Watching outrageously costumed boat crews topple over or slowly sink into St. George Sound is, of course, part of the fun anticipated by the regattas landlubber attendees. Festivities surrounding the regatta include live music, good food, and loads of fun. The regatta can be viewed from various shoreline vantage points around the Marine Lab, boat basin, or for optimal viewing bring your own real boat and anchor along the outside of the channel and race course markers. Also, make sure to bring your own chair/blanket for your own race-viewing comfort! Prize categories include: First boat to cross the nish line in the regatta Most creative use of materials Titanic Award to the most spectacular failure Peoples Choice Available prizes are two $50 West Marine gift cards and two $50 Walmart gift cards, to be awarded to the four winning teams. The fee is $25 to register, and the event is free to view. Food available for purchase from Poseys. The marine lab is at 3618 Coastal Highway 98, St. Teresa. For more info, contact organizer Capt. 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Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $25 per shooter or a canned food donation for spectators. Shooters must shoot as a member of a vemember team. Any gauge shotgun can be used; largest size shot is 7 1/2. Ear protection is required and NSSA range rules will be enforced. The team with the highest overall score wins. You must pre-register and reserve your teams spot in the tournament. Come out even if you dont wish to shoot. There will be a raf e for a shotgun and chicken pileau served at noon. Come out for a great cause, great time, great food, and great Christian fellowship to the lodge, one mile east of Hwy 20 and Hwy 65.. For more details or to register your team, contact Daniel Stanley at 570-8802 or Eric Durham at 209-7116. The Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center began in 2008 when a group of local pastors started meeting to pray and share concerns about the community. They realized that if they pooled their efforts, resources, and in uences they might be able to alleviate more local need, giving birth to the vision of a community ministry center. On November 17, 2009, the center opened. On Target for Him! is hosted by the Christian Brotherhood of Hosford and Telogia composed of Corinth Baptist, Grace United Methodist, Telogia Assembly of God, and Telogia Baptist.Beach warnings installed at Lighthouse ParkOn Sept. 11, Franklin County Parks and Recreation installed a beach warning ag and sign at Lighthouse Park on St. George Island. The Parks and Recreation Beach Clean-Up crew will be responsible for changing out the warning ags as needed on a daily basis. This system will warn swimmers of the current daily rip tide conditions in order to help ensure the publics safety. LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesSister Mary Alice and Franklin County High School senior Elton Olvera worked together in the wetlands below Lafayette Park.CHRIS TEAF | Special to the TimesA boat full of trash collected on Dog Island. From left are organizer David Prentiss, volunteer Bill Slugg and Blaine Givens, who displays a coconut retrieved from the shoreline.Hosford lodge to host trap shooting tourneyKATHY SWAGGERTY | Special to the TimesThe Lanark Beach volunteer crew, from left, organizer Kathy Swaggerty, Gail Phillips, Judith Irvin, Jeane Skipworth and Jim and Anita Smith. Gag grouper season is still going strong. Good weather and seas last week produced great catches from Mexico Beach to Indian Pass. Good red sh are in the surf up and down the coast as well right now. Cut bait and nger mullets will do the trick, and all times of the day seem to be producing sh!Inshore OffshoreWhat a huge difference in one week can make! Our inshore red sh and ounder catches are great. Most action for ounder is under the George Tapper Bridge shing with nger mullet or bull minnows. Good red sh are coming our of the canal here as well, and most anglers are taking advantage of the plentiful live bait here as well for red sh. Scallop season is now over, and we hope next year will be better. SPONSORED BY

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LocalThe Times | A13September 27, 2012 rollback rate, which would have required roughly $550,000 in additional cuts beyond what had been agreed upon Sept. 5 at the rst of the two budget hearings. The meeting ended just before 9:45 p.m., with Jackel casting the lone no vote on the nal budget. Between the start and nish, the hearing was marked by impassioned statements by commissioners, and a nal stretch of failed votes that had Commissioner Bevin Putnal fearing the governor eventually might have to step in and set the millage. Im in favor of not doing nothing and having the governor go do the budget, he said, voicing his frustration after his rst motion to approve the budget failed for lack of a second. If thats what you all want, well have a stalemate, Putnal said. The standoff came about after Commissioner Smokey Parrish appealed for unanimous support for the budget, and Jackel refused to budge. As a result, neither Parrish nor the two other commissioners, Noah Lockley and Cheryl Sanders, were at rst willing to second Putnals motion. You talk about making all these cuts, and then you dont have a (proposal), Parrish said, arguing that to reach the rollback rate would mean making deep cuts that would affect services. They (commissioners) sit back and say Whoa, I didnt vote for that. It falls back to the three who actually reduce the budget, when it comes down to a 3-2 vote, but you want to stick the three commissioners out there, he said. The three who vote for it are the ones who catch the devil about it. We need to get together as a board, Parrish said. Everybody should have to stand up and adopt the budget. Jackel said she has been consistent and open in her views. I appreciate where he (Parrish) is coming from. In a perfect world it would be great for all of us to stand up and cheer the budget. Id love to have a clear conscience and vote on a budget, she said. I said at the outset that I want to see us get back to rollback; Ive been very clear on that, Jackel said. When we get there, I will vote on this budget, but until we get there I cannot. I believe theres a half-million dollars to cut. It has to get back to the rollback, and Im not going to be secretive about that. Theres no mandate for this board to be unanimous on anything, she said. Its a simple majority vote and everybody has to vote their own conscience, and when you do that and walk out that door, youve done what you think is the right thing to do. Ultimately, Parrish moved, and Putnal seconded, the motion to approve the budget.Commissioners want Weems debt repaymentAt the start of the meeting, Jackel asked Erin Grifth, the countys assistant nance director, how much would be saved by a 1 percent across-the-board cut to all departments, and Grifth said it was about $107,000. I dont think any department is going to shut down because they only get 99 percent of what they ask for, Jackel said. Id even consider 2 percent. Thats me. Parrish argued that making these cuts should not be done at the 11th hour, but earlier in the process, when commissioners received departmental budgets that did not have any increases in them. He also contended that the continuing budget shrinkage over the past ve years, from a high of $15.8 million in tax receipts in 2007, have taken their toll. We cut $1.6 million, we cut $1.7 million. To me the fats gone, he said. We dont do road paving anymore. Youre basically down to the bone, so when you make these additional cuts youre going to reduce services. Sanders also indicated she did not favor across-theboard cuts. Im concerned with the across-the-board cuts, she said. The property appraiser has already been set. I kind of feel reluctant going back and asking them (the state) to look again. Ive gotten emails for a 2 percent reduction, but I dont believe thats going to be achievable, Sanders said. The one savings the commissioners were able to nd Tuesday night was a plan to have Weems Memorial Hospital repay the county $100,000 next year out of about $1.5 million the hospital owes the county. Most of this debt stems from money injected into the facility several years ago after the county was forced to take it over when the previous hospital operator, DasSee Community Health Systems, went belly up and saddled the county with mounting expenses, including monies owed Medicare. Jackel said Weems ofcials had done a good job of working down its pastdue debt to other creditors, largely because of having received an advance of six months worth of the 1cent health care sales tax money. They are current on their 30-day stuff, a tiny bit outstanding in the 30-60 day category; and the only category over 90 (days past due) is with TMH, she said. Jackel said Weems is repaying Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare about $25,000 a month and had whittled down an original $275,000 debt down to about $150,000. At the rate theyre paying them, they are going to have that reduced and paid off very soon, certainly within ve or six months, she said. Director of Administrative Services Alan Pierce and Jackel conferred briey by telephone with Steve Lanier, the hospitals director of nance, and she returned to suggest Weems budget a $15,000 per month repayment to the county, once TMH monthly payments stop in six months. Lockley, who had pressed for the call to Lanier to get a clearer idea of the numbers, remained wary of the plan to peg budget reductions to the proposed repayments. If were in a crisis, they (Weems) are going to get a lot of indigent people, he warned. The commissioners spent considerable time reviewing ways to save money next year by boosting employees enrollment in Capital Health Plan, a Tallahassee-based HMO that is now an option for county staffers. Grifth said about 21 percent of employees are enrolled in CHP, which has lower premiums and a physician network that reaches into Franklin County but does not include any health care services farther west. You would see some serious savings by having your entire workforce on CHP, Grifth said, estimating savings to the county could be in the neighborhood of $80,000 per quarter. But challenges involving open re-enrollment dates and the absence of some local doctors on CHPs physician network made it unreasonable to expect the cost savings in 2012-13, although commissioners indicated they planned to look closely into boosting CHP enrollment in the months ahead. We cant really realize those savings because we dont have the folks signed up and ready to go, Jackel said. These people have ongoing relationships with their doctors. Alligator Points Ken Osborne said he and his wife had been told by their current provider that they had 30 days to switch to a new insurance option and that the county should exercise a similar strategy. Were nicer than them, Jackel said. But I dont think youre richer than them, Osborne said.Commissioners reject across-the-board cutsAlligator Points Allan Feifer, representing the Concerned Citizens of Franklin County, urged commissioners to make tough choices. Elected ofcials take an oath to act in the best interest of the people they represent, he said. Ive heard a lot of silence tonight. It is a violation of your oath to sit there and not try to prevent taking more of peoples money. People are crying out for relief all over the county, Feifer said. If you cant cause the taxes to go down, at least dont add to that budget. Lets return to scal spending that makes sense tonight. Jackel said she agreed with Feifer. Thats a very great need that were looking at in our community. Higher taxes is not one of the things, she said. She said her personal property taxes would rise $280 next year, on top of a $300 increase this past year. Were marching towards an inevitability of maxing out (on the 10-mill cap), she said. Next year were looking at a 10 percent reduction in property values. If we cant even nd $500,000 tonight, how are we going to nd a million dollars next year? Two suggestions for costcutting also emerged from commissioners, but neither found traction among their colleagues. Putnal said he would like to see ways of getting defendants housed in the county jail moved more quickly into court, to cut down on the costs of jailing them. Clerk of Courts Marcia Johnson said many of those decisions are in the hands of judges and attorneys, with commissioners having limited say in those matters. Lockley suggested the county consider eliminating the literacy program, as well as funding for the county extension ofce, but neither idea was echoed by other commissioners. Sanders, who eventually voted yes on the budget, said she was faced with the challenge of balancing demands for essential services, nonessential services and quality-of-life issues, such as that of the senior citizens center, whose representatives spoke out Tuesday to urge county support. Anybody thats not satised with this, come sit in my chair for a month, she said. This is about trying to balance out the budget and feeling the pressure, and were tying to do our level best because after all, were just human. By the grace of God, Im going to sit up here and do the best I can. Sanders stressed, as did Parrish, that they also have to pay county property taxes. Its all of us together, and were on the same level, she said. Sanders also grew passionate about the attacks she and her fellow commissioners sometimes have to endure from hostile constituents. Were being called a disgrace to Franklin County, she said. I want to tell you I take offense to that. I may not have a college education and I may not come from a well-to-do family, but I care about the people of Franklin County. It hurts my soul, she said. Ive been called a country bumpkin, but my family goes back eight generations in Franklin County. Somebody in my family was pretty smart. dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS of County 850-222-8000 into the bays by rivers and creeks. This local rain really doesnt do the deal, Webb said. When it comes down the river with the silt, it feeds the oysters. To prevent overharvesting, a coalition of commercial oystermen are petitioning the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to decrease the limit from 20 60-pound bags per boat per day to 10 bags for at least the rst month of the season, which begins Oct. 1. In addition to fewer oysters, Webb said the bad oyster crop in Apalachicola could bring more harvesters to Bay County. I think if were not careful, what few we have we would destroy, he said. Oysters grow in cold water, so reducing the bag limit through the end of October will give gatherers a chance to more accurately gauge the crop and allow small oysters to mature and better sustain aggressive harvesting, Ellis said. The proposal is being reviewed by FWC, said Amanda Nalley, spokeswoman for the Division of Marine Fisheries Management. It is still very much in the idea stage, she said. Its not that its outside the realm of possibility. The tight timeframe is working against the proposal, Nalley said. When making shery management decisions, FWC likes to rely on scientic data, and there isnt a lot of time before the season starts for its collection. Also, the commission meets only ve times each year, with the next one not scheduled until early December. There is also an option for an executive order, which could go into effect within a matter of days or weeks, she said. The Bay County Commission passed a resolution Sept. 18 urging FWC to take immediate, emergency action. The lower bag limit could increase the price of oysters for consumers, but that seems unavoidable. The price is going to be high this year anyway, Ellis said. Thomas said he typically pays $27 to $28 per bag for the oysters he serves at his restaurant, Mikes Cafe and Oyster Bar, but last week that price jumped to $42. The good thing we have here is local shermen are trying to get ahead of this and police themselves so we dont have what happened in Apalachicola happen here, he said. OYSTERMEN from page A1 BUDGET from page A1ANDREw W P JOHNSON | The News HeraldJim Hallett, chef at Mikes Cafe and Oyster Bar, shucks oysters last week in Panama City Beach.

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LocalA14 | The Times September 27, 2012couldnt legally use county funds for construction in another county. Prominent business leaders including R.G. Porter, John Ruge, Dr. J.D. Morrow and Homer Marks sought an injunction to have the paving stopped. Many feared the roads project would bankrupt the county, but the construction continued. The Gorrie Bridge was scheduled to begin construction in June 1926 and be completed by June 1928. But in August 1928, a single piling had been driven, and Apalachicola remained isolated from the majority of tourist traf c. A Times editorial published August 14, 1926, said, Two years ago, the county established a ferry at Blockers Ferry (across the Ochlocknee River); one man attended this ferry at the time and for some time afterwards. Now two men operating ferries are on duty during the day and one at night. The number of people in cars passing over the road from Lanark to Carrabelle is not known, but not one of those cars comes to Apalachicola. With the promised bridge not forthcoming, the county commission and a group of business leaders known as the Exchange Club called for the establishment of ferry service across the Apalachicola River until the bridge could be completed. First to attempt to establish a ferry were E.B. Smith and Peter Comforter, a local mortician. During the summer of 1926, they modi ed a shrimp boat to carry cars and built a dock north of Eastpoint. According to Joe Barber of Carrabelle, that ferry carried cars to the road to Sumatra. The service apparently was short-lived, possibly because the road north remained unpaved into the early 1940s. After 1922, Andrew Wing already operated a regular ferry service between Apalachicola and Carrabelle. His boats also made charter trips to St. George Island. The same edition of the Times announcing the new Comforter ferry service carried an article that said the Wing Boat Line had made major changes to its rates and policy. Children under 12 would ride for free, there no longer would be a charge for excess baggage and parties of 10 or more received a discount. In the same article, Wing announced he might add a bus connection in Carrabelle if business warranted. In August, Wing addressed the Exchange Club with his plans for establishing a rst class, adequate ferry, capable of maintaining a regular daily schedule in all but the most severe weather, equipped to carry a suf cient number of automobiles in a safe, comfortable manner. That same month, the Exchange Club issued a resolution endorsing Wings plan to run regular trips across the bay. The county commission granted Wing a subsidy to get his project up and running, and in late August, work was under way on ferry docks at the end of Avenue E in Apalachicola and at Sand Beach in Eastpoint. Wing traveled to Milton to buy boats for the venture and returned in early September with the Save Time, described in the Times as a completely new ferry boat formerly operating over the Escambia Bay and capable of carrying 12 cars.Short Cut ferryAs Florida prepared to send ve trains on a national tour promoting her tropical attractions, Franklin County embarked on a plan to put signs along southward bound roads with the schedule for the Wings Short Cut Ferry and Comforters Ferry along the major tourist routes in Georgia, to divert fall northern traf c to Apalachicola as much and as soon as possible. On Sept. 1, the Creel Brothers prepared a barbecue for 75 people to celebrate the opening of the ferry dock in Eastpoint. The Save Time was piloted by C.E. Smith and made morning and afternoon trips across the bay between Apalachicola and Eastpoint. The trip took an hour. According to the Times, points reached from the ferry dock included Carrabelle, Fort Gadsden, Sumatra, Tallahassee, Quincy, Bristol, Telogia and Hosford. The cost was $1.10 per car. In December, Will Davis, vice manager of the Standard Oil Company in Apalachicola, made a record drive of 110 miles in only four hours, from Monticello to Apalachicola via Tallahassee and Carrabelle, using Wings ferry. That a ferry line from Eastpoint to Apalachicola is a thoroughly wise and worthwhile venture is not to be disputed, he said. I am sure that I could not have made the trip in the same time three months ago. A second boat, the Short Cut, soon was brought into service. The boats traveled from shore to shore twice daily and passed in mid-river. The signs advertising the new ferry service were erected to the north and almost immediately torn down by unknown vandals, but Wing vowed to repost them and prosecute their attackers. Business was good. In 1927, Wing purchased two larger boats capable of carrying 15 cars each and added a third trip to the schedule. The ferries left Apalachicola at 7 and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and returned at 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Fares were up to $1.50 per car and driver, with an additional charge of 25 cents for passengers. By the early 1930s, the ferries made constant trips across the river from dawn until dark and in 1933; Wing added a 2:30 a.m. trip from Eastpoint to Apalachicola on Saturday nights to accommodate folks returning from the dances held in Carrabelle. The ferries ran until 1935, when the Gorrie Bridge nally was completed. When the bridge nally opened, there was no need for the trusty boats. Wing retired. In 1951, citizens of Franklin County voted overwhelmingly, 1,120 to 34, to build a bridge to St. George Island, but the structure was not completed for 16 years. In the interim, the push was on to develop both Dog Island and St. George Island. In 1953, Commissioner C.T. 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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, September 27, 2012 The Times | A15 89118T NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to enFranklin CountyLiquor License$165,000. Serious inquires/offers only at: anitalln242@aol.com Adopt*: California TV & Advertising Executives yearn for 1st baby *Expenses paid* *FLBar42311* *800-552-0045* YORKIE AKCregistered. 9 weeks old adorable puppies only 2 females left. They are Health Certified and have 1st shots. $500 ea. Mom & dad on premise. Please call 850-774-1229 Panama City Area YORKIE AKCregistered. 9 weeks old adorable puppies only 1 female remaining. Health Certified & 1st shots. $500. Mom & dad on premise. Please call 850-774-1229 Panama City Area Apalachicola: 244 Bobby Cato St Sat 29th 8am to ?Yard SaleTwo sizes of new greenhouses in boxes Text FL25871 to 56654 89897T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09-00432-CA CRESCENT BANK & TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff, vs. PAUL S. LOWE, JEFFERY F. BRANCH, RICHARD BOATRIGHT A/K/A JOHN R. BOATRIGHT A/K/A JOHN RICHARD BOATRIGHT, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure, entered in this cause, the Clerk of this Court shall sell the property at public sale at 11:00 A.M. E.D.T., on the 17th day of October, 2012, at the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida, 32320, the following described real property lying and being in Franklin County, Florida, to-wit: Lot 1, in Block 17-West of St. George Island Gulf Beaches Unit No. 1, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, at Page(s) 7, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. And Commence at the most Easterly corner of St. George Island Gulf Beaches, Unit No. 2, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2 at Page 15 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, thence run North 18 degrees 37 minutes 19 seconds West 150.00 feet, thence run South 71 degrees 22 minutes 41 seconds West 20.00 feet, thence run North 18 degrees 37 minutes 19 seconds West 410.00 feet to the centerline of State Road No. 300, thence run along said centerline as follows: North 71 degrees 22 minutes 41 seconds East 416.89 feet to a point of curve to the right, thence along said curve with a radius of 5729.58 feet thru a central angle of 05 degrees 59 minutes 35 seconds For a are distance of 599.31 feet, the chord of said are being North 74 degrees 22 minutes 28 seconds East 599.03 feet, North 77 degrees 22 minutes 16 seconds East 289.97 feet, thence leaving said centerline run South 12 degrees 37 minutes 44 seconds East 50.00 feet to the Southerly right-of-way boundary of said State Road No. 300, thence run North 77 degrees 22 minutes 16 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary 246.14 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From the said POINT OF BEGINNING continue North 77 degrees 22 minutes 16 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary 61.54 feet, thence run South 12 degrees 37 minutes 44 seconds East 745.00 feet, more or less, to the approximate mean highwater line of the Gulf Mexico, thence run South 77 degrees 22 minutes 16 seconds West along said approximate mean highwater line 61.54 feet, more or less, thence run North 12 degrees 37 minutes 44 seconds West 745.00 feet, more or less, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. More particularly described by recent survey prepared by James Thurman Roddenberry, dated February 9,1999, Job no. 99-055 and described as follows: Lot 1 Tract 5 (unrecorded): Commence at the most Easterly corner of St. George Island Gulf Beaches Unit No. 2, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 15 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida and thence run North 18 degrees 37 minutes 19 seconds West 150.00 feet, thence run South 71 degrees 22 minutes 41 seconds West 20.00 feet, thence run North 18 degrees 37 minutes 19 seconds West 410.00 feet to the centerline of State Road No. 300, thence run North 71 degrees 22 minutes 41 seconds East along said centerline 416.89 feet to a point of curve to the right, thence run Northeasterly along said centerline and said curve with a radius of 5729.58 feet, through a central angle of 05 degrees 59 minutes 35 seconds for an arc distance of 599.31 feet, chord being North 74 degrees 22 minutes 28 seconds East 599.03 feet, thence run North 77 degrees 22 minutes 16 seconds East along said centerline 289.97 feet, thence leaving said centerline run South 12 degrees 37 minutes 44 seconds East 50.00 feet to a concrete monument marking the Southerly boundary of said State Road No. 300, thence run North 77 degrees 25 minutes 55 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary 246.13 feet to a concrete monument (marked #2919) marking the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING run North 77 degrees 22 minutes 16 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary 61.87 feet to a re-rod, thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run South 12 degrees 44 minutes 17 seconds East 737.57 feet to the approximate mean high waterline of Gulf of Mexico, thence run South 76 degrees 54 minutes 50 seconds West along said mean high water line 61.93 feet, thence leaving said mean high water line run North 12 degrees 44 minutes 18 seconds West 738.07 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 THE SALE. This Notice dated this 10th day of September, 2012. MARCIA JOHNSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 2012 89747T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 2011CA000495 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA N.A. (SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK N.A.), AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE THORNBURG MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2006-2 MORTGAGE LOAN PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-2, Plaintiff, vs. JENNIFER S. BOGGUS; COMMUNITY BANK OF PICKENS COUNTY; JAMES BOGGUS; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 27th day of August, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2011CA 000495, of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA N.A. (SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK N.A.), AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE THORNBURG MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2006-2 MORTGAGE LOAN PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-2 is the Plaintiff and JENNIFER S. BOGGUS, COMMUNITY BANK OF PICKENS COUNTY, JAMES BOGGUS and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT STEPS OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320, 11:00 AM on the 24th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 14, SEA PINE VILLAGE, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 AT PAGE 28 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 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: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, 850-5774401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 27th day of August, 2012. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of The Circuit Court Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Sept. 20, 27, 2012 89651T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 12-51-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF Richard Stephen Dosik, Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration ofthe estate of Richard Stephen Dosik, deceased is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Franklin County Florida 32320. The estate is testate and the date of the will is December 19, 2006. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives Attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative, venue or jurisdiction of this Court are required to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. Any person entitled to exempt property is required to file a petition for determination of exempt property with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF FOUR MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR WITHIN FORTY DAYS FROM THE DATE OF TERMINATION OF ANY PROCEEDING INVOLVING THE CONSTRUCTION, ADMISSION TO PROBATE, OR VALIDITY OF THE WILL OR INVOLVING ANY OTHER MATTER AFFECTING ANY PART OF THE ESTATE SUBJECT TO SECTION 732.402, FLORIDA STATUTES. A surviving spouse seeking an elective share must file an election to take elective share within the time provided by law. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Personal Representative: Lauren Sue Dosik Lehane 5115-26th Street North Arlington, VA 22207 Attorney for Personal Representative: Thomas M. Shuler of the Law Office of Thomas M. Shuler, P.A. 40-4th Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 FL Bar No. 0947891 Sept. 20, 27, 2012 89705T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012-CP-049 IN RE: ESTATE OF EUNICE TODD MIRABELLA A/K/A EUNICE T. MIRABELLA Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Eunice Todd Mirabella, a/k/a Eunice T. Mirabella, deceased, whose date of death was June 15, 2012, and the last four digits of whose social security number are 5964, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 20,2012 Personal Representative: Alfia Mirabella,Jr. 64 Avenue D Apalachicola, FL 32320 Attorney for Personal Representative: H. Cranston Pope Attorney for Alfia Mirabella, Jr. FL Bar No.: 0582409 Pope & Barloga, P.A. 736 Jenks Avenue P.O. Box 1609 Panama City, FL 32402 (850) 784 9174 Fax: (850) 784 9175 E-Mail: hcp@ popebarloga.com Sept. 20, 27, 2012 89603T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009 CA 000521 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CSFB ARMT 2006-2, Plaintiff(s), vs. BUAN NESHAT A/K/A BJ. NESHAT; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on May 29. 2012 in Civil Case No.:2009 CA 000521, of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida, wherein, US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CSFB ARMT 2006-2 is the Plaintiff, and, BIJAN NESHAT A/K/A B.J. NESHAT; JOHN DOE N/K/A HERIBERTO ITAZA; JANE DOE N/K/A LUCIA RAMIREZ: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BIJAN NESHAT A/K/A BJ. NESHAT N/KA JANET NESHAT; AND UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION are Defendants The clerk of the court will sell to the highest bidder for cash 33 Market Street, Suite 203 Apalachicola, FL 32320 on the Front Steps of the Courthouse at 11:00 AM on October 3, 2012, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 9 AND 10, BLOCK 216 CITY OF APALACHICOLA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY FLORIDA PROPERTY ADDRESS: 358 21ST AVENUE APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on August 17, 2012. MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of the Court Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff(s) Aldridge Connors, LLP 7000 West Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 307 Boca Raton, FL 33433 (561) 392-6391 (561) 392-6965 IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of Court Administration at (850) 577-4401, or at the Leon County Courthouse, Room 225. 301 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee; FL 32301 within 2 working days of receipt of a notice compelling you to appear at a court proceeding; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Sept. 20, 27, 2012 89597T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-0015-CA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. 89599T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN 89080T IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-511-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. LEON TEAT, ERIC TEAT, WANDA TEAT, JASON M. HART, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, and ENVISION CREDIT UNION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 10th, 2012 and entered in Civil Action No. 11-511-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein the parties were the plaintiff, CENTENNIAL BANK, and the defendants, LEON TEAT, ERIC TEAT, WANDA TEAT, JASON M. HART, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASUREY, and ENVISION CREDIT UNION, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the October 18, 2012, at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, the following-described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Commence at the Northwest corner of Camp Palms Subdivision on Indian Peninsula as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 53-A, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, and thence run Southerly along the Western Boundary of said Camp Palms Subdivision 505.97 feet to the Southerly right-of-way boundary of County Road No. S-30-B, thence run Northwesterly along said right-of-way boundary to a point that is 2042.73 feet measured perpendicularly from said Western boundary of Camp Palms Subdivision, thence run North 78 degrees 41 minutes 44 seconds West along said right-of-way boundary 58.09 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING thence run South 05 degrees 21 minutes 45 seconds West 346.00 feet, thence run North 78 degrees 42 minutes 09 seconds West 42.04 feet, thence run North 05 degrees 21 minutes 05 seconds East 346.00 feet to a re-bar on the Southerly right-of-way boundary of said County Road No. S-30-B, thence run South 78 degrees 41 minutes 44 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary 42.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. and Lot 8 Commencing at the Northeast corner of Section 31, Township 8 South, Range 8 West, Franklin County, Florida; thence West (assumed) along the North Line said Section 31 for 859.67 feet, thence run South 255.00 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South for 150.00 feet, thence West 263.65 feet; thence North 35 degrees 35 minutes 05 seconds West 67.63 feet; thence North 95.00 feet; thence East 303.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 1.015 acres, more or less. Together with a 20.00 foot access easement, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of Section 31, Township 8 South, Range 8 West, Franklin County, Florida and run West along the North boundary of said Section 31 a distance of 859.67 feet, thence run South 110.00 feet, thence run West 283.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING run South 233.58 feet, thence run South 35 degrees 35 minutes 05 seconds East 298.99 feet, thence run South 15 degrees 47 minutes 00 seconds East 76.14 feet to a point lying on the Northerly right-of-way boundary of a County Graded Road, thence run West along said right-of-way boundary a distance of 20.78 feet, thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run North 15 degrees 47 minutes 00 seconds West 66.99 feet, thence run North 35 degrees 35 minutes 05 seconds West 301.92 feet, thence run North 240.00 feet, thence run East 20.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 12th day of September, 2012. HON. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF COURT Gulf County, Florida BA Baxter Clerk/Deputy Clerk September 20,27, 2012 89088T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 19-2011CA-000466 US BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR VERICREST OPPORTUNITY LOAN TRUST 2011-NPL2 Plaintiff, v. JAMES D. BINGHAM; 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 CLAIMANTS; FRANKLIN BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; THE VILLAS OF ST. GEORGE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.; AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES D. BINGHAM N/K/A JUDITH BINGHAM. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order on a Motion to Cancel and Reschedule foreclose sale dated September 10, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 19-2011-CA000466 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 24th day of October, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the foyer of the 2nd floor of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: CONDOMINIUM UNIT COMPOSED OF UNIT NUMBER G-1 AND THE UNDIVIDED 2.275% 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 VILLAS OF ST. GEORGE, A CONDOMINIUM AND EXHIBITS, ATTACHED THERETO, ALL AS RECORDED AMONG THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDAIN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 181, PAGE 508 THROUGH 591, INCLUSIVE, TOGETHER WITH ANY AMENDMENTS THERETO. 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. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITES 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: Court Administrator FL Phone: (850)577-4401 If you are hearing or voice impaired, call Florida Relay Service, hearing 800-955-8771, voice 800-955-8770. DATED AT APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA THIS 10th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2012. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Michele Maxwell Deputy ClerkSept 20, 27, 2012 COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2009CA000101CA U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF GSR MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-AR4, Plaintiff, vs. STEPHEN S. FOSTER a/k/a STEPHEN F. FOSTER a/k/a STEPHEN FOSTER MARILYN TOLENTINO a/k/a MARILYN M. TOLENTINO a/k/a MARILYN N. TOLENTINO a/k/a MARILYN J. TOLENTINO, HIS WIFE, ROBERT TOLENTINO and:_________TOLENTINO, unknown spouse of ROBERT TOLENTINO, if married; CITIBANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION f/k/a CITIBANK FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK; FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR AMERICAS WHOLESALE LENDER; ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 27, 202 and entered in Case No. 2009CA000101CA, of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida. U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF GSR MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005AR4, is Plaintiff and STEPHEN S. FOSTER a/k/a STEPHEN F. FOSTER a/k/a STEPHEN FOSTER: MARILYN TOLENTINO a/k/a MARILYN M. TOLENTINO a/k/a MARILYN N. TOLENTINO a/k/a MARILYN J. TOLENTINO, HIS WIFE; ROBERT TOLENTINO and;_______TOLENTINO, unknown spouse of ROBERT TOLENTINO, if married; CITIBANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION f/k,a CITIBANK, FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK: FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTATION SYSTEMS. INC., AS NOMINEE FOR AMERICAS WHOLESALE LENDER; ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash ON THE FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE, at 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA in FRANKLIN County, FLORIDA 32320, at 11:00 a.m., on the 24th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8 OF SEA PALM VILLAGE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE (S) 30, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. A 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 with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 27th day of August, 2012 MARCIA M.JOHNSON Clerk or Court Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the 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 provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Fl 32320, Phone No. (904) 653-8861, Extension 106 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road Suite 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 (954) 382-3486 Fax: (954) 382-5380 Sept. 20, 27, 2012 Plaintiff, vs. GLORIA M. VANTREESE; PATRICK BAILEY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GLORIA M. VANTRESSE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PATRICK BAILEY; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida will on the 9th day of October, 2012, at 11:00 oclock A.M. at the Front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse in Apalachicola Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situate in Franklin County, Florida: LOT 12, BLUE WATER BAY, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 31 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 27th day of August, 2012 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 Clerk of the Court, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320 or call (850) 653-8861, within 2 working days of your receipt of this Notice. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-850-653-2227. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: Elizabeth K. Baird Butler & Hosch, P.A. 3185 S. Conway Rd., Suite E Orlando, Florida 32812 (407) 381-5200 Sept. 20, 27, 2012 gage in business under the fictitious name of Carrabelle Physical Therapy located at 1621 West Highway 98 in the County of Franklin, in the City of Carrabelle, Florida, 32322 intends to register the said name with the Divisions of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Apalachicola, Florida, this 20th day of September, 2012. Apalachicola Physical Therapy, Inc., a Florida corporation September 27, 2012 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020

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A16| The Times Thursday, September 27, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS emeraldcoastjobs.com Employment Today By PETER VOGTMonster Senior Contributing Writer Only a parent could offer the kind of advice Jessica Donnelly got when she started her first job: My old-fashioned mother warned me to have my clothes ready and bag packed the night before, says Donnelly, a 2005 Marist College graduate who works for a New York City-based public relations firm. She also told me to eat a good breakfast and arrive early. It turns out Moms seemingly simplistic advice was more valuable than Donnelly thought. Those little precautions helped to make a nerve-filled morning run more smoothly, she says. Your first day of work will help define you in the eyes of your new co-workers. Make a good first impression, and soon you will be viewed as a capable, respected colleague. But a bad first impression could mean months or years of trying to undo the damage. Heres what you can do both before and during your start date to be remembered for all the right reasons.Before your first day Relearn how to sleep: Two weeks before your first day, start establishing the sleep habits youll follow when your new job begins. If youre usually out well past midnight on weeknights, get home earlier or, even better, stay home more often than not. And if you know your new job will require you to wake up at 6 a.m. to catch a 7 a.m. train, start going to bed at 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. Most new graduates underestimate how exhausting it is to work a full eight hours, says Carol Vellucci, assistant to the president for communications at Towson University. Study the organization: The more you know about your new company and its activities before you start, the faster youll get up to speed. I read everything I could on the company to prepare myself for my first day, says Mike Adorno, an Ithaca College graduate who works for Articulate Communications in New York City. That included not only Articulates website but also its clients websites.On your first day Bring a notebook and use it: Youll be meeting new people and trying to remember their names, learning about office procedures, becoming familiar with the work environment and discovering how your work fits in with that of your department and colleagues. All of this information can be overwhelming. No one can remember it all, says Michael Smith, a professor of mass communications at Campbell University who teaches a course for his departments interns. So write it down. Listen and ask questions more than you talk: When you were in job search mode, it probably took awhile to adjust to talking about yourself and your many outstanding skills and achievements. Now its time to listen and ask questions instead. No one likes a mouthy know-it-all, says Patrick Gray, president of consulting firm Prevoyance Group. Keeping your ears open can turn into a competitive advantage when youre able to crack the culture of your new home more quickly and become a more productive and insightful employee. Be ready for indifference or instant action: You might be welcomed to the organization with apparent indifference no cubicle, no security badge or even no work to do, says Gray. Keep a smile on your face, and go with the flow for the first couple of days, he says. Things will usually get sorted out. On the other hand, dont be surprised if youre tossed right into the proverbial fire. Thats what happened to Cara Chancellor, a 2006 Yale University graduate who works for public relations firm OConnell and Goldberg. The company immediately called upon Chancellors fluency in French to pursue a media placement. Six French phone calls and innumerable French emails later, we secured an interview with Le Monde, the largest and most popular newspaper in France, she says. What a way to start the day and a new job. Have a great first day at work Featured Jobs Contact Lorna at (850) 747-5019 or Email: lbrown@pcnh.com LORNA BROWNEMPLOYMENT SALES SPECIALIST Capital Area Community Action Agency is seeking applications for the positions of Center Director and Teacher Assistantin its Eastpoint location. Visit www.cacaainc.org for qualications and to download application, or call (850) 222-2043HEAD START PROGRAM Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION WILL OPERATE VARIOUS SPECIAL HEAVY EQUIPMENT, PERFORMING TASKS ASSOCIATED WITH LANDFILL OPERATIONS, RIGHT OF-WAY DEBRIS REMOVAL, AND RECYCLING ACTIVITIES. OPERATE TRASH COMPACTOR TO COMPACT CLASS III WASTE AT THE COUNTY LANDFILL. OPERATES AIR CURTAIN INCINERATOR TO BURN YARD DEBRIS. OPERATES KNUCKLEBOOM TRUCK FOR RIGHT OF WAY DEBRIS REMOVAL. OPERATES TRACTORS, DUMP TRUCKS AND CREW TRUCK TO HAUL EQUIPMENT AND STATE INMATES. OPERATES VARIOUS EQUIPMENT SUCH AS CHAIN SAWS, BLOWERS, WEED EATERS, AND PUSH MOWERS ETC. SUPERVISE THE WORK OF STATE INMATES. ANIMAL CONTROL DUTIES MAY BE REQUIRED. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND DRUG SCREENING WILL BE COMPLETED ON SELECTED APPLICANT. Minimum Quali cation: Requires a high school diploma or an equivalent and two years of related work experience. Requires knowledge of Florida traf c laws, requires basic understanding of safety procedures, the ability to drive and operate the above mentioned equipment. Must possess a valid Florida Commercial Class A or B drivers license with a favorable driving record. Must have the ability to meet the Department of Corrections criteria for certi cation as an NON-DC Supervisor of State Inmates. Newly hired employees shall obtain such certi cation within 90 days of hiring.The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners is an Equal Opportunity/ Af rmative Action/Drug Free Workplace EmployerPosition Title: EQUIPMENT OPERTORClosing Date: 10/4/2012 Annual Salary: $25,000.00 Contact Person: Fonda Davis, Director Solid Waste, Recycling, & Animal Control Departments 210 State Road 65, Eastpoint, Florida 32328 Phone (850) 670-8167 Bldg Const/TradesCarpenters Helper WantedRemodeling and new construction. Must be physically fit and have transportation. (850) 774-7178 for interview. Sales/Business DevReal Estate Sales AssociateRobinson Real Estate Company is seeking Real Estate Sales Associate experienced with St George Island properties. Call Kathy Robinson (850) 653-7196 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 in the Port St. Joe and Apalachicola areas.Home Instead Senior CareCall Mon-Thur 9-3pm 850-640-1223 or toll free 1-866-301-1919 Web ID#: 34224375 Text FL24375 to 56654 HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESAccepting applications for aFull-time ReservationistGreat benefits. Requires previous sales experience & excellent computer skills.. Schedule varies and includes weekend work. Apply in person 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island Flood Service/Hosp.Best WesternNeeds Front Desk Receptionist & Maintenance ManWeekends Required Come in person to 249 Hwy 98 Apalachicola, FL. from 9am-3pm No phone calls!!! Web ID 34224439 Text FL24439 to 56654 Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. 747-5020 Classified Advertising works hard ...filling the employment needs of area business firms, helping people to meet their prospective employers, helping people buy and sell all kinds of goods and services, and much more! 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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, September 27, 2012 The Times | A17 2088260 RENTALS1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH UNFURNISHED APT LANARK, REMODELED, INC WATER ..........$425 2 BR, 1 BATH UNFURNISHED APT W/D HOOKUP, SMALL PORCH ...................$375 1 BEDROOM, 2 BATH FURNISHED CONDO INCLUDES UTILITIES, MARINA ..................$910 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH FURNISHED HOUSE ON RIVER, DOCK .......................................$1000 OFFICE SPACE ON US 98 CARRABELLE .................................................$500 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comwww. rst tness.com/carrabellePROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS 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 St. GeorgeIsland $175/wk, elec, satellite, garbage incl. Pool tbl. 12 X 65 deck. Beautiful view! 850-653-5319 St. George Island 2Br, 1Ba, ground floor apt. Furnished or unfurnished, 12 x 65 Deck. $275/wk 850-653-5319 1 BR, CottageH/AC in Apalachicola, Florida. 850-643-7740 Lanark Village3br 2ba home, near water, lg fence yard, $600 mo. 850-545-8813 For Sale By Owner3BR/1BA home in Sumatra on Hwy 65 Newly remodeled. $59,000. Call (850) 670-8135 for details.Text FL24247 to 56654 Apalachicola Lots Block 177 Lot 6, $29,500 Block 150 Lot 4 $25,500 Call 850-597-0217 North Historic District 5th Street building lot. $29,000 obo. 60 x 100. Corner lot. Brokers protected (404) 218-0077 Quitting Racing2 Dragsters, Trailers, Tools, Parts, Pit Bike, Etc. All good stuff!! Call for Details Day: 850-624-5148 Night: 850-265-6466 2008 Harley Davidson Street Glide Anniversay Edition9,700 miles. Copper/ Black. In Excellent condition w/Rinehart Exhaust, Power Commander, ABS, Security, Extra Headlights, 2 Seats, many other options. Always garage kept and well maintaned. Original owner. Only $16,800, sold new for over $27,000.850-723-4642 LOW INTERESTFINANCING Borrow up to 20k and pay $389.00 per mo. at 8% Car Loans, Small Business Loans & Debt Consolidation Bad Credit Ok Call Toll Free: 888-741-9122 Today!! Enclosed Boat/Auto StorageLocked space at Carrabelle Airport, approx 10x40. Davis 404-886-2676. Price depends on amount of space needed.Text FL24229 to 56654 Apalachicola: 1 br, 1 ba efficiency Call for information 850-653-6103 Text FL5175 to 56654 Furnished Loft Apt, in historic district. Cbl/wtr incl. 1100 sf, high ceilings, Private entrance and deck. No smoking/ pets. $750/mo. + $750 dep. 850-653-3838 Text FL24949 to 56654 Lanark Village: Clean 2 bedroom, 1 bath, screened porch, AC, 7 months min. $500 monthly + $350. security deposit, references required Pets-will consider. Non smoking. Call: 850-212-2063 Text FL22967 to 56654 Earn While You Learn with the On the Job Training Program If you are unemployed you may be eligible for the Workforce Centers OJT program. On the job training gives you hands on experience in a new job and employers, OJT helps you save money! For more informaon call (850) 370-0726 An equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilies. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! 747-5020 REPRESENTATIVES will be at the PORT ST. JOE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9 am 1 pm EST accepting applications for numerous open positions.We offer competitive wages and a comprehensive bene t package including Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses.EOE/Drug Free WorkplaceEASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB A FUTURE!

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This means you. THE FLU ENDS WITH U E Page 18 Thursday, September 27, 2012By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Alex Marlowe ran for a 20-yard touchdown run and returned a punt 40 yards for another score to power Liberty County in a 37-6 victory over Franklin County Friday night in a District 4-1A football game. Marlowe nished with three carries for 72 yards for the Bulldogs, who improved to 2-2 and 1-0 in the district. A.J. Palmberg hauled down an 11-yard touchdown reception, Terryal Jenkins raced 11 yards for a touchdown, and Dusty Young added a 7-yard touchdown run for Liberty County, which led 37-0 at halftime, including a quarterback sack in the Franklin County end zone for a safety. The Seahawks managed their lone score in the second half, when junior Dwayne Griggs ran it in. Griggs led the team with 14 yards on 12 attempts, while senior Skyler Hutchinson had 11 yards on seven rushes. Griggs completed three of four passes, for 47 yards, including a 38-yarder to junior Stefan DeVaughn. He threw for one interception. Hutchinson caught the two other passes, for nine yards. Griggs had three kickoff returns for 65 yards, his longest for 27 yards, while DeVaughn had one return for 15 yards. Griggs led the team with eight solo tackles, followed by senior Ladarius Rhodes and sophomore Kelsey Jones each with six. Junior Logan McLeod, and senior Direek Farmer and Hutchinson each had four tackles. Senior Dan Carrino had six punts for 113 yards, his longest for 33 yards. Senior Zack Howze had two onside kickoffs, for 30 yards. Franklin County will attempt to upgrade on its 0-4 season record when they host the Wewa Friday night. The Gators go into the contest with a 1-3 record after their 34-20 league loss to Cottondale.Liberty County downs Seahawks SPECIAL TO THE TIMESCoach Josh Wright, left, stands with his aerial back eld, standing from left, wide receivers Kelsey Jones and Christian Jones, quarterback Logan McLeod, tailback Dwayne Griggs and wide receiver Dan Carrino. Kneeling from left are, wide receivers Thomas Benitez, Cameron White, Cole Wheeler and Stefan DeVaughn.The Lady Seahawks varsity volleyball team had a good week at home, sweeping a doubleheader against West Gadsden and then downing Wewahitchka. The Lady Seahawks hosted West Gadsden on Sept. 20, winning the rst three sets straight in both games. On Monday night against Wewa, the Lady Seahawks won in straight sets, 25-18, 25-20 and 25-22. The girls played amazing! said coach Hilary Stanton. They were working together so well. We were killing the ball left and right. The girls were playing great on offense; we had a total of 24 kills! said Stanton. We also had quite a few tips that took the opponent by surprise. She said she and assistant Tara Kilink were very proud of how the girls worked together. We had great passes that led to great sets, which led to the kill, said Stanton. The junior varsity squad, coached by Joy Carrino, also had success against Wewa, but had to go to three sets in the best two-out-of-three. The team lost the rst 18-25, but came back to win 25-12 and then 15-8 in the nale, with the nal set only played to 15 points. The team faced off against Liberty County Tuesday night, and tonight are home against Class 4-A Godby. On Tuesday, the team hosts Class 4-A Rickards, and then on Wednesday travels to Class 4-A Wakulla. The Lady Seahawks travel to district-rival Blountstown on Thursday, Oct. 4 and then are at home on Tuesday, Oct. 9 against district foe Port St. Joe. By David Adlerstein SEAHAWK VOLLEYBALLERS SWEEP WEWA



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It is 4.48 percent greater than the rollback rate of 5.7079 mills, which would have brought roughly the same $9.46 million in ad valorem tax revenue as was collected this year. Instead, the county millage will generate about $400,000 more property tax revenue next year. The millage rate hike was so pronounced because the countys tax base has shrunk to $1.65 billion, about $250 million below this years $1.9 billion. The last time the countys combined taxable value was this small was in scal year 2003-04, when it stood at $1.62 billion. When all other sources of funds are accounted for, next years budget will total $37.9 million, about $3.1 million less than this years $41 million budget, the loss largely because of declines in state revenue sources. The hearing began at 5:15 p.m. with Chairman Pinki Jackel pressing for suggestions to lower the tentative millage down to the By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes lswoboda@star .com Editors note: This is the second in a series Franklins Ferry Tales. Capt. Andrew Wing launched a new business venture that lled the missing link in a plan to bring tourism to Apalachicola and Florida. At the height of the Jazz Age, in 1925, an upwardly mobile middle class had discovered the car, and Americans were on the move. Sunny Florida hoped to capture a substantial portion of the growing tourist market. The state was in the process of creating a network of highways to connect it to points north and west, and one of the last barriers to an in ux of pleasure travelers was the Apalachicola River. In 1925, the Florida legislature earmarked a security bond to begin construction of the John Gorrie Memorial Bridge, and Franklin County voters agreed to dedicate $250,000 to road construction and paving. In one county meeting, the possibility of paving the Gulf County portion of the road to Port St. Joe was discussed. The idea was abandoned when commissioners were told they Bordt gets 21 years for murdering grandson By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com In a hushed Apalachicola courtroom Monday afternoon, a grieving father relived the pain of his young sons murder and then watched as the boys grandmother was sent to state prison for what likely will be the rest of her life. Without comment beyond the detailed legal questioning, Bay County oystermen sound alarm By FELICIA KITZMILLER 522-5114 | @PCNHFelicia fkitzmiller@pcnh.com PANAMA CITY Bay County oyster beds are in poor shape, and local oystermen are petitioning for more regulation to avoid depletion. In Bay County, oysters typically are found on bars in North Bay, West Bay and East Bay, commercial oysterman Walter Ellis said. Our areas are very small; its not like Apalachicola, he said. Review of those bars shows they are not producing the number of oysters they typically do. Commissioner Mike Thomas said he was told by a group of local oystermen last week that 80 to 85 percent of the oyster bars in East Bay are dead, and according to Ellis, East Bay is typically Bay Countys most abundant oyster location. About half of the beds in North Bay are dead, and West Bay is doing well so far, Thomas said. The oysters seem to be dying because of a lack of freshwater in the bays, commercial oysterman Robert Webb of Webb Seafood said. Oysters are sensitive, and optimum growth depends on a delicate mix of saltwater and freshwater. Upstream diversions and inland drought have reduced the amount of freshwater being brought TIMES LAUNCHING NEW WEBSITE Sometime today, The Apalachicola Times website, apalachtimes.com, will undergo a massive redesign that ultimately will offer more variety, opportunity and local control. The new site will be far from a nished product upon launch, and we expect it be a work in progress for several weeks as we become pro cient in its use. There will be a period where the archives a searchable collection of stories that have appeared online during the last four years or so are not available. They will be added later, a time-consuming process even for one computer talking to another. Ultimately the change will offer a wider range of opportunities for both our online consumers and those of us who put it together we will have more local control over our website than ever and will be able to make changes in hours, not days. We ask for your patience as we build this new site into the comprehensive source of local news and information for Franklin County you have come to expect. County avoids budget stalemate I want to know why Short Cut helped establish ferry service MARIANNE BORDT TRIAL SENTENCING PHOTOS BY DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Marianne Bordt was sentenced to 21 years in prison on Monday for the murder of her 5-year-old grandson, Camden Hiers. Below, Pat Hiers grieves for her grandson, Camden Hiers, as she and her son, David Hiers, talk with Assistant State Attorney Jared Patterson. Thursday, September 27, 2012 See OYSTERMEN A13 See BUDGET A13 See SHORT CUT A14 See BORDT A2 Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . A10 Faith . . . . . . A11 Outdoors . . . . . A12 Tide Chart . . . . A12 Sports . . . . . . A18 Classi eds . . . A15-A17 VOL. 127 ISSUE 22 Estuaries Day Friday Its all about the bay on Friday, Sept. 28 as the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve celebrates National Estuaries Day at its Research and Visitor Center in Eastpoint. Family-friendly festivities run from 1:30-6 p.m.. The Visitor Center is near the St. George Island Bridge at 108 Island Drive. Call 670-7700 for info. State park clean-up Saturday On Saturday, Sept. 29, come to Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park, 9 a.m. to noon, where the park will host a coastal cleanup on National Public Lands Day. Families should bring drinking water, sunscreen, bug spray, gloves and appropriate clothing. Entrance fees waived for participants. For info, call 927-2111. Museum Day Saturday at CGJ Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum will participate in the Smithsonian Magazines Annual National Museum Day on Saturday, with visitors welcome from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come see exhibits, watch documentary movies, listen to live music and enjoy free refreshments. Admission by donation. For more info, call 697-8575. Jazz and Wine Festival this weekend Franklins Promise will sponsor a Jazz and Wine festival bene t for Bay Aid this weekend. Today, Sept. 27, enjoy a Wine and Jazz Dinner at 7 p.m. at Verandas Bistro. On Friday come to a Jazz After Hours, from 7-9 p.m. at Tamaras Tapas Bar. On Saturday, savor jazz from 3-10 p.m., and a wine tasting, 3-6 p.m., at Riverfront Park. On Sunday, come for Brunch and Jazz from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Verandas. For info call 323-0176. Authors in Apalach The Authors in Apalach 2012 will host a reception for local authors this Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the Raney House in downtown Apalachicola. Starting at 1 p.m., the program will feature an address by author Jeff Shaara. A reception at the Orman House State Park will follow at 5:30 p.m. Cleaning the coastline A12

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Local A2 | The Times September 27, 2012 Circuit Judge Angela Dempsey sentenced 73-year-old Marianne Bordt, from Nufringen, Germany, to 21 years and six months for drowning her American-born grandson Camden Hiers, 5, in the bathtub of a St. George Island rental home on Jan. 4. 2010. Bordt said nothing other than the neces sary yeses and noes as she stood for sentenc ing, anked by her public defender, Andy Thomas, and translator Michael Alsentzer. Just before that, throughout a slide show prepared by the boys fa ther, Dave Hiers, to accompany his victim impact statement, she sat stify in her chair, following intently, without emotion, as heartbreaking images unfolded of the vibrant child whose brief life she ended violently. Over the last two-and-a-half years, prosecutors sought the death penalty for Bordt on a charge of rst-degree murder and aggravated child abuse. Thomas had laid the ground work for an insanity defense that would have argued Bordt suffered dementia and depres sion from a skull fracture she sustained as a 5-year-old, when the Russians bombed her child hood home of Breslau in October 1944. After the rst trial date last July was scrapped, the trial was reset for next month, but last week State Attorney Willie Meggs and Assistant State At torney Robin Myers, who pros ecuted the case, agreed to a plea deal with Public Defender Nancy Daniels. To t the agreed-upon years, which will mean Bordt likely will be at least 90 before she could be released, the rstdegree murder charge was re duced to second-degree and the child abuse charge dropped. Hiers, who long has said he and his family were not intent on seeing Bordt put to death, objected to Mondays plea deal, preferring a 30-year-sentence. In his victims impact statement, he said as much. If she is guilty of this crime, then I want her to not be able to enjoy life the same life she took from him, albeit a terribly unfair trade as she has mostly lived her life, he told the court. If she is proven guilty, I want her to be punished as no person has ever been punished and to be able to fully realize the extent and harm of her horrible crimes. Myers said in an in terview after the hearing that the plea deal satis ed the prosecutions pri mary objective, to make sure Bordt spent the rest of her life in prison. I understand his frustration, Myers said. To us the outcome was more important than the ac tual number. While its theoreti cally possible, we dont believe she will ever leave the Depart ment of Corrections. Myers said prosecutors were condent of winning the case but knew if they were to lose and Bordt be found not guilty by rea son of insanity, ofcials at Florida State Hospital would have custo dy of Bordt and eventually could petition to have her step down to a halfway house and ultimately be released. Bordt was held in the state hospital in Chattahoochee begin ning in December 2010 to have her restored to competency, which was done over the course of the next year. Once she was found incom petent, no plea was allowed, My ers said. That was the frustrat ing part for me (after that). There was never discussions involving a plea. We were always given the impression the defendant was not willing to accept anything in volving a lengthy prison term. Myers also noted that though the boys age, his relationship with the defendant and the fact the crime was heinous, atro cious and cruel all weighed in favor of death, Bordts age, psychological condition, lack of a criminal record and consider ation of proportionality that the punishment t the crime all worked against her ever being executed. Even if we had secured it, theres a chance they could have commuted the sentence to life, he said. Theres a good chance they would have done that. Myers said as a father of four, including two 14-month-old twins, his heart went out to Dave Hiers, who he worked with closely over the past two-and-a-half years. As a father, I cant even begin to imagine how he must feel, My ers said. Theres nothing I can do to ll the void in his life. In her sentencing, Dempsey granted Bordt credit for 995 days served, some served in the Leon County Jail, but most spent in the state hospital, from which she now will be taken to go to the female penal institution in Low ell. She also was ordered to pay $770 in nes and costs, and the judge specied that she be main tained on her current medication regimen. Bordts admission of guilt and the stipulation Myers read as to the factual basis for the plea likely will have an effect on an ongoing wrongful death lawsuit Dave Hiers is pursuing in fed eral court. The plaintiff contends Marianne Bordt was culpable and her husband, Heinz, negli gent during their weeklong vaca tion on St. George Island. Theres no amount of mon ey that can make me settle this case early, Dave Hiers said af ter Mondays hearing. We are going to have a court case, and believe me, were going to nd the truth. I have lost my bearings and feel adrift Hiers, an Atlanta-area soft ware engineer who met his wife, Karin, while working for several years in Germany, read a care fully prepared statement, divid ed into sections that covered his initial reaction, coping with the grief and feelings toward Bordt. Though Hiers and his parents, Bill and Pat Hiers, from Sharps burg, Ga. have rarely missed a hearing, Karin Hiers has not participated in the case. She now lives in the Atlanta area, remar ried, with a new daughter. The couple divorced when Camden Hiers was just 18 months old, and the parents shared custody of their son. His voice choked with tears, Dave Hiers told of receiving the 8 p.m. cellphone call from Franklin County Lt. Ronnie Seg ree, in which he was told what happened. I remember weeping uncon trollably, trying to maintain the explosion happening in my mind, heart and soul, Hiers said. It was a deep physical pain and emptiness that has not yet left me since that moment. He recounted the joys of rais ing his only son in words that no doubt were made possible by the help he said he has received by taking part in Compassionate Friend meetings. I have found the occasional lost toy part be tween the car seat, or under a table, or behind the bed that always makes me lose it for a while, Dave Hiers said. One day, I found a sticker sheet (miss ing all the tiny stickers of course) that he got once with a race car in a Happy Meal at McDonalds. I remembered how he kept test aligning each of the tiny stickers meticulously until it was per fectly placed on the car. I was so proud of his attention to tiny details and need for alignment. I miss him so much every day, but these unexpected reminders are both wonderful and incredibly sad at the same time. Heinz Bordt, who was own in from Germany for the grand jury proceedings and would have been a witness at trial, told depu ties the night of the drowning that after returning from an er rand in Apalachicola, he found his grandson dead and his wife soaking wet from trying to drown herself in the Gulf. It was then that she told him she had killed the boy because didnt want him growing up in a broken home. Dave Hiers addressed that al leged statement in his remarks. This excuse makes no sense to me at all or to anyone I know, he said. Camden was an energetic, happy, smart, curi ous, artistic, affectionate, sensi tive 5-year old boy. He was just starting sports and loved playing outdoors, riding his bike, loved animals and loved other people. He loved music and movies. His pre-K teachers told me, in fact, that some of the other children envied Camden as he bragged about having two houses, two sets of cars, two sets of toys, two sets of everything. He told me all the time that he loved me. He also told me many times that he loved his mommy, Dave Hiers said. He was afraid of the dark and monsters under the bed, like any child his age. I told Camden that monsters were not real but I was wrong. Camden did need saving from a real-life monster that took his precious life from us. At that point, Dave Hiers asked the judge questions that if courtroom rules allowed, he would have addressed to the Marianne Bordt. I want to know why! I would ask her what possibly changed from the times I have seen her doting over him with such ex treme concern for his well-being and safety, he said. I would re mind her of the times she would wrap Camden in a jacket and then a coat when I would pick him up on a cold day, so wrapped that he could almost not sit in his child seat. How she would call him with such fondness Camdeline. How could she end the life of another human being that she cared for and accepted respon sibility of? How could she bring such pain, destruction and dis grace to herself, her family, and all around her? the father asked. How can you go from that place to a place of wanting them to be tortured and killed? Dave Hiers closed by telling the court he is trying to rebuild his life. I had so much hope for the up coming years with Camden here. I had so much hope and anticipa tion about the future to watch him go through all the stages of childhood, teenager and then nally adulthood, he said. Now, I have lost my bearings and feel adrift and lost in the world. Every day I get up and place one foot in front of the other, and take one day at a time. Its all I can do. BORDT from page A1 CAMDEN HIERS

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Local The Times | A3 September 27, 2012 Annual Art & Wine Festival th Annual Art & Wine Festival th th th 14 TH A NNU A L A RT & W INE F ESTIV A L 2 PM CST For more information visit www.mexico-beach.com Saturday, October 6th, 2012 Driftwood Inn Mexico Beach, Florida $5 Entry Fee at the Door Live Music and Silent Auction Artists from Around the U.S. Great Food, Wonderful Wine & Beer BUDGET SUMMARY EASTPOINT WATER AND SEWER DISTRIC FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013 ESTIMATED REVENUE User Fees-Water ...............................................................$285,000.00 User Fees-Sewer ...............................................................$225,000.00 Surcharges ..........................................................................$41,000.00 Penalties & Fees .................................................................$76,000.00 Base Facility Charge ..........................................................$95,000.00 A D V ALOREM T A X I NCOME (2.0 Millage per $1,000) ...................................................$132,000.00 Interest Earned ......................................................................$1,000.00 Cash Carry Forward ...........................................................$10,000.00 _______________________________________________________ TOTAL EST. REVENUES: ...........................................$865,000.00 E X PENDITURES Salaries-Adm. .....................................................................$84,500.00 Salaries-Operation ............................................................$161,200.00 Salaries-Overtime ...............................................................$12,000.00 Payroll Taxes ......................................................................$19,750.00 Retirement ..........................................................................$12,900.00 Group Insurance .................................................................$36,300.00 Liability/WC/Property Insurance .......................................$31,500.00 Utilities ...............................................................................$98,500.00 Engineering/Legal/Accounting/Consultant ........................$72,000.00 Laboratory Services ..............................................................$8,000.00 O & M Wastewater .............................................................$44,450.00 O & M Water ......................................................................$34,150.00 Transportation .....................................................................$18,000.00 Communications ...................................................................$8,500.00 Longterm Debt ..................................................................$210,400.00 _______________________________________________________ TOTAL ESTIMATED E X PENDITURES: ..................$865,000.00 THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The Eastpoint Water and Sewer District has tentatively Adopted a budget for 2012-2013. A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on Monday, October 01, 2012 5:05 P.M. At Eastpoint Water and Sewer 40 Island Drive Eastpoint, Florida By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Franklin Countys unemployment rate climbed a tad in August, but it again emerged as the fourth best for joblessness in the state. According to preliminary numbers released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the countys jobless rate dropped 0.2 percentage points, from 6.6 to 6.4 percent, Last month, 15 people were dropped from the unemployment rolls, lessening them from 381 to 366 people in search of work. The workforce also shrank by 53 workers, from 5,789 to 5,736, but remained larger than one year ago, when it comprised 5,609 workers, and when the jobless rate was sharply higher, at 8.2 percent. Franklin Countys jobless picture continued to put it at fourth best in Florida. Monroe County, at 5.0 percent, had the states lowest unemployment rate, followed by Walton County (5.5 percent) and Okaloosa County (6.1 percent). Many of the counties with the lowest unemployment rates were those with relatively high proportions of government employment. The countys unemployment numbers continue to run better the two nearby counties, Bay and Gulf, which also are part of the Gulf Coast Workforce Region. Bay dropped from 8.3 to 7.9 percent, and Gulf also declined, from 8.7 to 8.5 percent. The overall unemployment rate in the tri-county region was 7.8 percent in August, down from 8.2 percent in July. The August 2012 rate was 1.8 percentage points lower than the regions year ago rate of 9.6 percent. Out of a labor force of 104,054, there were 8,167 unemployed Gulf Coast residents. Typically our rate holds steady during the summer months so we are pleased to see the slight drop over last month, said Kim Bodine, executive director for the Gulf Coast Workforce Board. Floridas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 8.8 percent in August, unchanged from July. There were 818,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 9.26 million. The August 2012 rate was 1.7 percentage points lower than the year-ago rate of 10.5 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in August. A bene t for the Odom family will be hosted by the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ces cooking team 10-4 Barbeque on Friday at Taylors Building Supply in Eastpoint. The bene t comes about three weeks after the Sumatra home of Charles and Alicia Odom burned to the ground. Charles Odom returned at 4 a.m. Sept. 3 to 40018 S.W. Forest Road 181 after a night of shrimping to nd the home destroyed. Alicia Odom said she was caring for her mother, who is recovering from surgery, at the time of the re. She said the house, a modular constructed on a cinder block base in 2005, burned to the foundation. We lost everything, she said. Deborah Jamison, a spokesperson of the state Fire Marshalls Of ce said the investigation into the re is inconclusive, but is being closed because extensive re damage made it impossible to determine the cause of the blaze. She said the re resulted in a total consumption of combustible materials, resulting in about $100,000 in damages. Alicia Odom said she suspects the re might have been caused by one of the power surges they frequently have experienced at the site. Odom said the Deliverance Tabernacle Church is holding a shower for the family this weekend in addition to the barbeque bene t on Friday from 11 a.m. until the food runs out Be sure to come early; 10-4s last bene t sold out in less than an hour. White and dark chicken will be served, along with all the traditional sides. The Odoms said they wished to thank all their family and friends for everything that has been done for them. We really appreciate it, said Alicia Odom. By Lois Swoboda Franklin County jobless picture improves slightly Bene t Friday for Odom family after re The Franklin County Seafood Workers Association announces their regular monthly meeting, slated for Monday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Eastpoint rehouse at the corner of CC Land Road and Sixth Street. Please direct any questions to Secretary Jennifer Millender at 597-0787. The FCSWA is continuing to seek active members, as it pursues its work on behalf of the seafood industry. Seafood workers to meet Oct. 8

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Opinion A4 | The Times USPS 027-600 Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Apalachicola Times P.O. Box 820 Apalachicola, FL 32329 Phone 850-653-8868 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT APALACHICOLA, FL 32329 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 Formerly The Apalachicola Times State could insure against oystermen losses Why doesnt the state try to nd a way to make unemployment insurance more affordable and obtainable for the oystermen in this county, thus saving the taxpayers money when a crisis like this arises, instead of using tax money? This may not seem like a simple solution to the ongoing issues in our bays, but it is practical. Maybe even the state can offer these men and women a state-run protection insurance program. Either way, tax money is used when there is a crisis like this. The state can make it really affordable by allocating the funds to be set aside on a yearly basis and invested in the very same investments the state uses already to generate revenue. The unemployment insurance should be made affordable and incurred upon yearly licensing fees at a cut rate discount. Just a thought. Christopher D. Parmele Southerland no friend to shery, environment I am a commercial sherman advocating a healthy shery and environment. It seems Congressman Southerland does not share the same goals. His Washington politics are detrimental to our environment, our nsh resources, and the 97.3 percent of the public who dont sh, but want fresh Gulf seafood in supermarkets and restaurants. In a previous letter to the editor, I exposed Southerland for being voted Ocean Enemy #1, introducing three bills having to do with funeral and burial arrangements (he owns a funeral home in Panama City), introducing two bills that harm bays and estuaries, and another bill that affects the water quality in our waterways. I did not intend to write another letter to the editor before the Nov. 6 election. I thought surely the negative things Southerland has done to our environment and natural resources would be enough to divulge his reputation, and give voters something to think about. I could not have been more wrong! Since my expertise is shing, much of the rest of this letter will be quotes from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Action Fund, whose mission is to achieve the passage of legislation that jumpstarts the clean energy economy, reduces pollution, and sustains vibrant communities for all Americans. In a new analysis, the NRDC analyzed all members of the U.S. House of Representatives votes, and rated Rep. Steve Southerland a Dirty Air Villain. The analysis is based on 13 major clean air votes in the House. Members who voted against clean air at every opportunity are designated Dirty Air Villains. This analysis shows that far too many members of Congress are neglecting that responsibility in favor of doing the polluters bidding, reads the NRDC report. These Dirty Air Villains should be held accountable for their votes against our health. No doubt, on Nov. 6, Southerland will be. Our analysis reveals the full extent of Big Polluters reach into Congress, where some members, especially in the Tea Party-inuenced House, do not miss a single opportunity to side with the dirty industry, leaving the rest of us to fend for ourselves, reads the report. Southerland, a Tea Party freshman, has done just that. Southerland was quoted in the New York Times as saying, One of the things Ive learned as a freshman, when youre 50 days before an election, politics takes over. While he is politicking instead of working for us, maybe the environment can breathe for 50 days. It is bad enough that Southerland represents a district dependent on a healthy shery and out of 435 U.S. House Representatives, was voted Ocean Enemy #1. It is unbelievable that he sits on the House Natural Resources Committee and does just the opposite of what the committee is charged to do, and through his stance on dangerous air pollution, jeopardizes the health of every man, woman and child in the United States. Southerland has either voted for or introduced legislation that is harmful to our sheries natural resources (An appropriations bill rider defunding future catch shares as a valuable commercial sheries management tool), water (H.R. 3856 which limits the authority of the EPA with respect to the water quality in our waterways); and air. (Rated a Dirty Air Villain ) If you want a good man to represent your district for U.S. House of Representatives, who will protect your natural resources, water quality, and clean air; vote for Al Lawson on Nov. 6. He has been a Florida legislator for 28 years. He served as chairman of the Senate Environmental Preservation committee and as chairman of the House Natural Resource committee. He has consistently fought for shermen, oystermen, water quality, and the environment. When Al Lawson is elected, we can all breathe in a breath of fresh air. Jim Clements Carrabelle New Gibson Inn chef fabulous Just wanted to let everybody know how absolutely fabulous the chef, Ira, is at the Gibson. Four of us ate there on Thursday, the opening night of the restaurant. All of us were truly delighted with the food we had. Ira does a savory cheesecake that is to die for. Wahoo! The matre d, Frank, was carefully watching the diners to make sure they had everything they needed or wanted. The wait staff was excellent, the wines were delicious and the room was cozy. Truly special! You all surely must try the latest restaurant in town at the Gibson. We need to keep this man here forever! Hes a true gem in Apalachicola! Stop in and welcome Ira! Pidge and Bill Gollbach Marti and Phil Campbell Thursday, September 27, 2012 In a particularly sad coincidence written about in a recent issue of the Times, there were multiple examples of Franklin County properties being ignored, abused, destroyed (or not properly demolished) and neglected. Vacant Eastpoint lands, the shells of burned-out apartments in Lanark, and of course, the granddaddy of all ugly greetings to Franklin County, the long-abandoned Putnal service station buildings prominently facing Highway 98 all showcase and testify to the same message: Who is watching over the public welfare and well-being in Franklin County? Is anyone in charge of caring about such conditions? It was interesting to note, that, in the same issue of the paper there was a report highlighting the 14 percent increase in the bed tax revenues collected in the county. Those are extra fees paid by folks from all over the country who chose to come visit Franklin County and to stay overnight in countywide accommodations. So on one hand, we have neglected, ugly, deserted, abandoned, derelict, forsaken, desolate, dangerous, uncared-for property sites clearly showing visitors to the county that maybe here in Franklin County, we dont care how things look after all! On the other hand, those visitors coming here are folks who can return here, buy homes, start businesses, eat our seafood, bring family and friends back to spend monies and enjoy our countys attractions, events and services. Those are folks who may be willing to make important investments in Franklin County. But our abandoned, derelict, forsaken properties shout to everyone who sees them; Look at me! I am an ugly, dangerous disgrace! I tell you that no one cares about how things look in Franklin County. The unincorporated areas are not the only locations where abandoned and unkempt sites exist. A visitor to Apalachicola or Carrabelle can nd sad examples of empty buildings and vacant lots where vagrants and troublemakers can nd a haven. Wonderful waterfront sites and intown locations are often the most tragic examples of neglect. Properties in Alligator Point, and even on prestigious St George Island, showcase our countys lack of code enforcement and mandatory clean-up requirements. Even our beautiful beach areas are often damaged and defaced by vandals and carelessness that can last for too long without being rectied and mediated. When organized Coastal Cleanup efforts are held, a handful of the same faithful people attend year after year to clean up the junk and garbage they nd along the shores. Conscientious walkers carry their own plastic bags to pick up carelessly discarded roadside trash. And yet, the burned-out, abandoned and dangerous Lanark apartment shells and former service station property are overlooked and/or ignored by ofcials of the county, for too long and without good reason. An empty Eastpoint property is cleared of those illegally trespassing on it, but scarce county monies are used for that purpose, even though the out-ofarea landowner receives a tax bill annually and is known by name. A former warehouse facility, now derelict and dangerous on Carrabelles waterfront, remains a haven for all kinds of questionable activities and trespass, even though the owner is a well-known county resident. Long-term, unsafe, nonenforcement examples are agrantly evident in many locations of Franklin County, where more and more tourists come to visit. The red carpet may be out, but the emperor has no clothes! Time for county to clean up around here THOUGHTS FOR THE TIMES Mel Kelly By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star.com In a stirring speech Saturday afternoon, Republican Party of Florida Vice Chairman Blaise Ingoglia urged voters to rein in government spending and suggested strategies, but stopped short of detailing specic cuts to the federal budget. Ingoglia spoke to a packed house at GOP headquarters in Eastpoint on the topic Government Gone Wild, the name of the blog from which he delivers his message. Ingoglia is a forceful speaker, and he began with a direct warning. Im gonna scare you and, as a nation, we need to be a little scared about whats going on, he said. The nation is hurting right now. Were going from one nation under God to one nation under water. Ingoglia asked for a show of hands from those in the room, numbering at least 60, who believed there should be a law requiring a balanced federal budget. Everyone raised their hands. Due to decit debts and interest on debts, the budget is unbalanceable right now, he said. Its the dirty little secret in Congress. If we just paid for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and interest on debts, you can close every other federal program and still not balance the budget. Ingoglia said the national debt stands at over $16 trillion and is climbing. If you got Congress to stop spending and pay $100 million a day, it would take over 100 years to pay it off, he said. Ingoglia contrasted what he called the liberal and conservative approaches to solving the problem. Liberals, he said, answer everything by increasing revenue, while conservatives seek to cut spending and grow the economy. Clearly, we have a spending problem, he said. We pay more for taxes each year than we spend on food and clothing. Ingoglia blamed much of the spending on unfunded liabilities, including Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. The idea is that the governments job is to take care of you because you cant take care of yourself, he said. They are buying our votes with what used to be our tax money. He said one in three people is on food stamps and the government is funding ad campaigns to increase the number. He described the nations economy as upside down. My house is worth less than my mortgage. Thats upside down. The country is upside down, said Ingoglia. According to Ingoglia, 47 percent of U.S. citizens do not pay federal income tax and over 30 percent actually make money off of the Internal Revenue Service, many of whom are neither elderly nor retired. He said that because of unsustainable economic practices, the country has been downgraded by Standard and Poors. Romney picked Ryan because they understand this is unsustainable, he said. Ingoglia said that 75 to 80 percent of Americans agree with sustainable government practices and many Democrats are conservative, good people. This is not your fathers Democratic Party, he warned and predicted that, if President Obama serves a second term, he will appoint two more justices to the Supreme Court, leaving a 5-4 liberal majority he tagged as Baracks Bench. Ingoglia warned that this is the most important presidential election in the nations history. Who will solve the problems of the nation? he asked. Its going to be us. We desperately need a new generation of patriots. Ingoglia called on the nation to x tax system, x entitlements and as a last thing is to pay down debt. The debt is equal to the size of economy; we have to grow economy and to hold debt level. Ingoglia nished by saying he pays his own way when presenting speaking engagements around the state. The weekend meeting was also a fundraiser for the county food bank. Organizer Liz Sisung said the Republican Party raised $190 for the cause, and leftovers from the picnic luncheon were donated as well. State GOP leader blasts unfunded liabilities BLAISE INGOGLIA LETTERS CORRECTION In a Sept. 20 article Fish and Wildlife threatens island nes, it was reported that Robin Trindell of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission participated in a beach walk to survey sea turtle nests with County Extension Agent Bill Mahan. The FWC was actually represented on the walk by Angela Holden.

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Local The Times | A5 September 27, 2012 MILLAGE PER $1,000 2.2400 GENERAL FUND CAPITAL FUND TOTAL BUDGET CASH BALANCES BROUGHT FORWARD $64,914 $750,951 $815,865 ESTIMATED REVENUE Ad Valorem Taxes 2.2400 Millage per $1000 $261,687 $261,687 Water Sales $ 168,600 $ 168,600 Out of District Surcharge $ 38,000 $ 38,000 Miscellaneous Revenue $17,500 $17,500 TOTAL REVENUE AND OTHER SOURCES $224,100 $ 261,687 $ 485,7 8 7 TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND BALANCES $289,014 $ 1,012,638 $ 1,301,651 EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES Water Operations and Expenses $ 363,950 $363,950 Capital Improvements $40,400 $40,400 Debt Service $132,000 $132,000 TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND EXPENSES $363,950 $172,400 $536,350 Reserves ($74,936) $840,238 $765,301 TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES $ 289 014 $ 1,012 638 $ 1,301,651 BUDGET SUMMARY ALLIGATOR POINT WATER RESOURCES DISTRICT FISCAL YEAR 2012/2013 NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The Alligator Point Water Resources District has tentatively adopted a budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013. A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on: Monday, October 1, 2012 6:00 P.M at 1378 Alligator Drive Alligator Point, Florida 32346 PUBLIC NOTICE FCTDC 2012-2013 Fiscal Year MEETING SCHEDULE ALL BOARD MEETINGS ARE HELD ON THE SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH, BEGINNING AT 3:00 P.M. UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTICED. B OARD M EETINGS October 9, 2012, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, Apalachicola 3:00 p.m. November 13, 2012, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, Apalachicola 3:00 p.m. December 11, 2012, Carrabelle City Oces, Carrabelle 3:00 p.m. January 8, 2013, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, Apalachicola, 3:00 p.m. February 12, 2013 Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 3:00 p.m. March 12, 2013, Carrabelle City Oces, Carrabelle 3:00 p.m. April 9, 2013, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 3:00 p.m. May 14, 2013, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 3:00 p.m. June 11, 2013, Carrabelle City Oces, Carrabelle 3:00 pm July 9, 2013, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 3:00 p.m. August 13, 2013, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 3:00 p.m. September 10, 2013, Carrabelle City Oces, Carrabelle 3:00 p.m. ALL COMMITTEE MEETINGS ARE HELD ON THE FOURTH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTICED, AT THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA COMMUNITY ROOM, 1 BAY AVENUE, APALACHICOLA, BEGINNING AT 1:30 PM FOR GRANTS (IF SCHEDULED) AND AT 2:30 PM FOR MARKETING (IF SCHEDULED). C OMMITTEE M EETINGS October 23, 2012, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm November 27, 2012 Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm December TBD January 22, 2013, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm February 26, 2013, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm March 26, 2013, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm April 23, 2013, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm May 28, 2013, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm June 25, 2013 Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm July 23, 2013, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm August 27, 2013, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm September 24, 2013, Grants and Marketing Committees, beginning at 1:30 pm For further information please contact FCTDC oces @ 17-1/2 Avenue E, Apalachi cola, 653-8678, or visit our website: www.anaturalescape.com/administration. THIS IS A PUBLIC MEETING AND TWO OR MORE FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY ATTEND. 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: 9-30-12 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 "Freedom from Eye Glasses, Now a reality for many." Smart Lenses SM Tonight is the time to quit smoking George E. Weems Memorial Hospital in Apalachicola will hold a free tobacco cessation class at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria. This Tools to Quit session will offer in help in discovering how to handle your triggers, and learning more about available quit options and how to deal with cravings. The session will address why nicotine is highly addictive and help in creating a supportive environment where people can learn to live without tobacco. Free nicotine patches and nicotine gum are available to those who actively participate in the program. For more information, call Calandra Portalatin at 224-1177 or email cportalatin@ bigbendahec.org. Relay for Life to kick off tonight Franklin County Relay for Life is holding a kickoff event at 6 p.m. Thursday at Riverfront Park in downtown Apalachicola. This years theme is Carnival for a Cure. Popcorn, nachos, cotton candy and other carnivalthemed foods will be served. Sign up your team or join a team. Yoga class Wednesdays at community center A community hatha yoga class is 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays at the City Hall Community Center at Battery Park. The class is taught by Kathy Jansen, a registered yoga teacher with the National Yoga Alliance. The class is free, with donations accepted. Yoga mats provided if needed. For more information, call 653-6719. Gulf Coast to offer correctional of cer training Gulf Coast State College is working to help all citizens of the area enjoy good, local jobs, especially those who may be affected by Apalachicola Bays oystering situation. Recently, Gulf Coast President Dr. Jim Kerley met with Franklin County of cials and concerned citizens to pledge the colleges support by bringing educational opportunities into the area. Loretta Costin, director of the Gulf/Franklin Campus, expects to begin this program to the county within the next months, with nancial aid available to those who qualify. Citizens who complete the three-month course and pass the State Of cer Certi cation Exam will become eligible to work as a correctional of cer at any state, county or privately run correctional facility in Florida. Whether starting a career or considering a change, nows the time to explore all Gulf Coast State College has to offer. For more information or to begin the registration process, call 850-227-9670, ext. 5507. Full Moon Climb Sunday at Cape St. George The September Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be Sunday. The Sunset/ Full Moon Climb will be from 7-8:30 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 7:26 p.m., and the moon will rise at 7:37 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 the island, where Island Drive ends at Gulf Beach Drive. Parking is available in lots at either side of the park. Space is limited. For reservations or more information, call the St. George Island Visitor Center at 927-7744. Small business counseling Wednesday at chamber Christine S. Urban, business analyst from the Small Business Development Center at FAMU will be coming to the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, 122 Commerce St., on Oct. 3 and will be available 1-7 p.m. by appointment for one-to-one counseling on topics related to opening and managing a small business. A workshop focusing on Facebook Basics will also be offered, not intended for advanced users. Basic terms will be explained and showcased. Account creation and claiming pages will be discussed, as well as a comparison of good vs. bad Facebook pages and posts. To register for this class, or to set up a one to one appointment, call Christine at 561-2041 or email Christine.urban@famu. edu. Wilderness Coast library board to meet The Wilderness Coast Public Libraries Governing Board will meet at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Wakulla County Public Library at 4330 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 997-7400. News BRIEFS

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Local A6 | The Times September 27, 2012 NO. 1 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 (Legislative) Ballot Title Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to prohibit laws or rules from compelling any person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise provide for health care coverage; permit a person or an employer to purchase lawful health care services directly from a health care provider; permit a health care provider to accept direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; exempt persons, employers, and health care providers from penalties and taxes for paying directly or accepting direct payment for lawful health care services; and prohibit laws or rules from abolishing the private market for amendment does not affect which health care services a health care pro vider is required to perform or provide; affect which health care services are permitted by law; prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relat 1, 2010; affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms and conditions do not have the effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health care services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; or affect any general law passed by two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature, passed after the effective date of the amendment, provided such law states visions of the amendment. The amendment expressly provides that it may not be construed to prohibit negotiated provisions in insurance contracts, network agreements, or other provider agreements contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS (a) To preserve the freedom of all residents of the state to provide for their own health care: (1) A law or rule may not compel, directly or indirectly, any person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise provide for health care coverage. (2) A person or an employer may pay directly for lawful health care services and may not be required to pay penalties or taxes for paying directly for lawful health care services. A health care provider may accept direct payment for lawful health care services and may not be required to pay penalties or taxes for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services. (b) The private market for health care coverage of any lawful health care service may not be abolished by law or rule. (c) This section does not: (1) Affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform or provide. (2) Affect which health care services are permitted by law. (3) Prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to work (5) Affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms and conditions do not have the effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health care services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services, except that this section may not be construed to prohibit any negotiated provision in any insurance contract, network agreement, or other provider agreement contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. (6) Affect any general law passed by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature after the effective date of this an exception from this section. (d) As used in this section, the term: health care services without a public or private third party, not including an employer, paying for any portion of the service. function or purpose is the management of, processing of, enrollment of in dividuals for, or payment, in full or in part, for health care services, health care data, or health care information for its participants. or treatment, to the extent that the service or treatment is permitted or not prohibited by law or regulation at the time the service or treatment is rendered, which may be provided by persons or businesses otherwise permitted to offer such services. tax, salary or wage withholding or surcharge, or named fee with a similar effect established by law or rule by an agency established, created, or controlled by the government which is used to punish or discourage the exercise of rights protected under this section. For purposes of this section negotiated provision in any insurance contract, network agreement, or other provider agreement contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. NO. 2 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary : Proposing an amendment to Section 6 of Article VII to expand the availability of the property discount on the homesteads of those who were not Florida residents when they entered the military and Full Text: ARTICLE VII (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation to in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or munici provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property proof of residency at the time of entering military service appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reap ply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application re quirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. SCHEDULE VII relating to the homestead property tax discount for veterans who 1, 2013. NO. 3 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 1 and 19 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary : This proposed amendment to the State Constitution replaces the existing state revenue limitation based on Florida personal in the amendment, collected in excess of the revenue limitation must be deposited into the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches its maximum balance, and thereafter shall be used for the support and required from school districts for participation in a state-funded education returned to the taxpayers. The Legislature may increase the state revenue of the Legislature. The Legislature may also submit a proposed increase in the state revenue limitation to the voters. The Legislature must implement this proposed amendment by general law. The amendment will take effect Full Text: ARTICLE VII SECTION 1. Taxation; appropriations; state expenses ; state revenue limitation. (a) No tax shall be levied except in pursuance of law. No state ad valorem taxes shall be levied upon real estate or tangible personal prop erty. All other forms of taxation shall be preempted to the state except as provided by general law. operation in the amounts and for the purposes prescribed by law, but shall (c) No money shall be drawn from the treasury except in pursuance of appropriation made by law. year shall be limited to state revenues allowed under this subsection for the Florida personal income over the most recent twenty quarters times the legislature, from information available from the United States Department cess of this limitation shall be transferred to the budget stabilization fund Article III, and thereafter shall be refunded to taxpayers as provided by year may be increased by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each and that sets forth the dollar amount by which the state revenues allowed will be increased. The vote may not be taken less than seventy-two hours by the legislature on individuals, businesses, or agencies outside state necessary to meet the requirements set forth in documents authorizing the issuance of bonds by the state; revenues that are used to provide matching program and with the exception of state matching funds used to fund elec returned as prizes; receipts of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund; charges for services imposed by local, regional, or school district govern ing bodies; or revenue from taxes, licenses, fees, and charges for services required to be imposed by any amendment or revision to this constitution the funding of governmental functions between the state and other levels of government. The legislature shall, by general law, prescribe procedures necessary to administer this subsection. hundredths. limited to an amount equal to the state revenue limitation for the previous be changed based on revisions to the information used to make the deter mination. transferred to the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches the maxi be used for the support and maintenance of public schools by reducing the effort is no longer required, returned to taxpayers as provided by general law. by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. Unless otherwise provided by the bill increasing the revenue limitation, the increased revenue limitation enacted under this paragraph shall be used to legislature. Increases to the revenue limitation enacted under this para graph must be disregarded when determining the revenue limitation in (3) A bill increasing the revenue limitation may not contain any other limitation will be increased. The vote may not be taken less than seventytwo hours after the third reading in either house of the legislature of the bill in the form that will be presented to the governor. the state revenue limitation pursuant to a concurrent resolution enacted by shall be submitted to the electors at the next general election held more records. However, the legislature may submit the proposed increase at vote of three-fourths of the membership of each house of the legislature. The resolution must set forth the dollar amount by which the state revenue limitation will be increased. Unless otherwise provided in the resolution, the increased revenue limitation shall be used to determine the revenue it is approved by a vote of at least 60 percent of the electors voting on the matter. governmental functions between the state and other levels of government by general law, prescribe procedures necessary to administer this section. population factor. change in the calendar year annual average of the Consumer Price Index. base for all items), as published by the United States Department of Labor. In the event the index ceases to exist, the legislature shall determine the successor index by general law. percent change in population of the state as of April 1 compared to April 1 of the prior year. For purposes of calculating the annual rate of change in for services imposed by the legislature on individuals, businesses, or does not include: revenues that are necessary to meet the requirements set forth in documents authorizing the issuance of bonds by the state for bonds program and with the exception of state matching funds used to fund op returned as prizes; receipts of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund and Citizens Property Insurance Corporation; receipts of public universities school district governing bodies; or revenue from taxes, fees, licenses, SCHEDULE tion, and this section take effect upon approval by the electors and apply NO. 4 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 4, 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTIONS 27, 32, 33 (Legislative) Ballot Title Ballot Summary: (1) This would amend Florida Constitution Article VII, Section 4 (Taxation; assessments) and Section 6 (Homestead exemptions). It also to the Schedule for the amendments. (2) In certain circumstances, the law requires the assessed value of that the Legislature may, by general law, provide that the assessment of to changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property which are assessed as provided for by general law. This amendment takes effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroac (3) This amendment reduces from 10 percent to 5 percent the limita tion on annual changes in assessments of nonhomestead real property. This amendment takes effect upon approval of the voters. If approved at a spe cial election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, every person who establishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in the Florida Constitution within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the Florida homestead exemption applied. The additional homestead exemption shall apply to all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 percent stead is established. The additional homestead exemption may not exceed the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar year The additional exemption shall apply for the shorter of 5 years or the year of sale of the property. The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead value of the property and the assessed value of the property determined under Article VII, Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more than one such exemption shall be allowed per homestead property at one time. The 2011, if approved by the voters at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property purchased on or after The additional exemption is not available in the sixth and subsequent years the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 2013. (5) This amendment also delays until 2023, the repeal, currently real property. This amendment delays until 2022 the submission of an amendment proposing the abrogation of such repeal to the voters. Full Text: ARTICLE VII valorem taxation, provided: aquifers, or land used exclusively for noncommercial recreational purposes acter or use. of character or use. (c) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale exempted from taxation. (d) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their homestead assessed 1 of the year following the effective date of this amendment. This assess ment shall change only as provided in this subsection. change be changed 1 1st of each year ; but those changes in assessments a. A change in an assessment may shall not exceed the lower of the following: 1 a Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year. 2 b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban index reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. b. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012 NOTICE OF ELECTION or rejection of proposed revisions to the constitution of the State of Florida.

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Local The Times | A7 September 27, 2012 assessed as provided in paragraph (5), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding January 1. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) After a any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 1st of the year following the establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only change only as provided in this subsection. (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as provided for by general law ; provided However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by general law. (7) The provisions of this subsection amendment are severable. If a provision any of the provisions of this subsection is amendment shall be held unconstitutional by a any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of the such court does shall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this subsection amendment. (8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent year and who has received a home stead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of January 1 of either of the 2 two years immediately preceding the establishment of a the new homestead is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value only if that person received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007. The assessed value of the newly established homestead shall be determined as follows: 1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or equal to the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new home stead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000 or the difference between the just value and the assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. 2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the new homestead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if the difference between the just value of the new homestead and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursu ant to this sub-subparagraph is greater than $500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the difference between the just value and the assessed value equals $500,000. Thereafter, the home stead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. islature shall provide for application of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person. (e) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of this subsection, allow counties and municipali ties to authorize by ordinance that historic property may be assessed solely on the basis of character or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The requirements for (f) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed value of homestead property to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of that property which results from the construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62 years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the following: (1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of the property. (2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved. (g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of units or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law. However, ; but those changes in assessments may shall not exceed 5 ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to property assessed as provided in paragraph (4), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding date of assessment provided by law. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. including any change of ownership of a legal entity that owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law.; However, after the ad justment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (h) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) and (g) shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law. However, ; but those changes in assessments may shall not exceed 5 ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to property assessed as provided in paragraph (5), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding date of assessment provided by law. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a qualifying improve property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a change of ownership or the legal entity that owns the property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law.; However, after the ad justment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. therein, may prohibit the consideration of the following in the determina tion of the assessed value of real property used for residential purposes: (1) Any change or improvement made for the purpose of improving (2) The installation of a renewable energy source device. (j)(1) The assessment of the following working waterfront properties shall be based upon the current use of the property: b. Land that is accessible to the public and used for vessel launches into waters that are navigable. c. Marinas and drystacks that are open to the public. ing facilities, and marine vessel construction and repair facilities and their support activities. legislature by general law. (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation tion of $25,000 and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than $50,000 thousand dollars and up to $75,000 upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or member poration owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of 98 ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll of Section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. the legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or munici palities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding $50,000 to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age 65 and whose $20,000 twenty thousand dollars The general law must allow counties and munici palities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reap ply. The legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application re quirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. therein, every person who establishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in subsection (a) within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 cal endar years to which the homestead exemption provided in subsection (a) applied is entitled to an additional homestead exemption for all levies ex cept school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to the homestead is established. The additional exemption may not exceed the median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemp tion shall apply for a period of 5 years or until the year the property is sold, reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just value of the property and the assessed value of the property determined under Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more than one exemption provided under this subsection shall be allowed per homestead property at one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if this amendment is approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 2012, if this amendment is approved at the 2012 general election, but the additional exemption is not available in ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 27. Property tax exemptions and limitations on property providing a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal property, provid ing an additional $25,000 homestead exemption, authorizing transfer of property, and this section, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on January 29, 2008, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2008, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next general election, shall take effect January 1 of the year following such general election. The amend ments to Section 4 of Article VII creating subsections (f) and (g) of that limit assessments beginning January 1, 2009, if approved at a special elec January 1, 2010, if approved at the general election held in November of 2008. Subsections (g) (f) and (h) (g) of Section 4 of Article VII, initially adopted as subsections (f) and (g) are repealed effective January 1, 2023 2019; however, the legislature shall by joint resolution propose an amend ment abrogating the repeal of subsections (g) (f) and (h) (g) which shall be submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the general election of 2022 2018 and, if approved, shall take effect January 1, 2023 2019 homestead property having a declining just value and reducing the limit on the maximum annual increase in the assessed value of nonhomestead property, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013. SECTION 33. Additional homestead exemption for owners of This section and the amendment to Section 6 of Article VII providing for an additional homestead exemption for owners of homestead property who have not owned homestead property during the 3 calendar years immedi ately preceding purchase of the current homestead property, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on the date of the 2012 presidential prefer ence primary, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, and the additional homestead exemption shall be available for properties purchased on or after January 1, 2011, or if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013, and the additional homestead exemption shall be available for properties purchased on or after January 1, 2012. NO. 5 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE V, SECTIONS 2, 11, AND 12 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: Proposing a revision of Article V of the State Constitu tion relating to the judiciary. The State Constitution authorizes the Supreme Court to adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts. The constitution further provides that a rule of court may be repealed by a general law enacted by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. This proposed constitutional revision eliminates the requirement that a general law repealing a court rule pass by a two-thirds vote of each house, thereby providing that the Legislature may repeal a rule of court by a general law approved by a majority vote of each house of the Legislature that expresses the policy behind the repeal. The court could readopt the rule in conformity with the public policy expressed by the Legislature, but if the Legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, this proposed revision prohibits the court from further re current law, rules of the judicial nominating commissions and the Judicial majority vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. Under this proposed revision, a vote to repeal those rules is changed to repeal by general law enacted by a majority vote of the legislators present. Under current law, the Governor appoints a justice of the Supreme Court from a list of nominees provided by a judicial nominating commis reconvene and may not renominate any person whose prior appointment to on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the justice will be deemed sion created by the State Constitution to investigate and prosecute before the Florida Supreme Court alleged misconduct by a justice or judge. ings of the commission are public. Currently, the constitution authorizes the House of Representatives to impeach a justice or judge. Further, the Speaker of the House of Representatives may request, and the Judicial or judge. This proposed revision requires the commission to make all of its House of Representatives and until such information is used in the pursuit of an impeachment of a justice or judge. This revision also removes the mission to conform to a prior constitutional change. This revision also makes technical and clarifying additions and deletions relating to the selection of chief judges of a circuit and relating to conforming and technical changes in the judicial article of the constitution. Full Text: ARTICLE V JUDICIARY (a) The supreme court shall adopt rules for the practice and pro cedure in all courts including the time for seeking appellate review, the administrative supervision of all courts, the transfer to the court having jurisdiction of any proceeding when the jurisdiction of another court has been improvidently invoked, and a requirement that no cause shall be dismissed because an improper remedy has been sought. The supreme court shall adopt rules to allow it the court and the district courts of appeal to submit questions relating to military law to the federal Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for an advisory opinion. Rules of court may be repealed by general law that expresses the policy behind the repeal enacted by two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. The court may readopt the repealed rule only in conformity with the public policy expressed by the legislature. If the legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, the rule may not be readopted thereafter without prior approval of the legislature. (b) The chief justice of the supreme court shall be chosen by a major the judicial system; and shall have the power to assign justices or judges, including consenting retired justices or judges, to temporary duty in any judicial circuit the power to assign judges for duty in that circuit. (c) A chief judge for each district court of appeal shall be chosen by a majority of the judges thereof or, if there is no majority, by the chief jus tice. The chief judge shall be responsible for the administrative supervision of the court. (d) A chief judge in each circuit shall be chosen from among the cir cuit judges as provided by supreme court rule. The chief judge of a circuit shall be responsible for the administrative supervision of the circuit courts and county courts in the his circuit. year following the next general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. county court, wherein the judges are elected by a majority vote of the Monday in January of the year following the next primary and general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. An election shall be held to appointed term. (c) The nominations shall be made within thirty days from the occur rence of a vacancy unless the period is extended by the governor for a time not to exceed thirty days. The governor shall make the appointment within (d) Each appointment of a justice of the supreme court is subject to tion regardless of whether the house of representatives is in session or not. If the senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the appointment, the supreme court judicial nominating commission shall reconvene as though a new vacancy had occurred but may not renominate (e) (d) There shall be a separate judicial nominating commission as provided by general law for the supreme court, one for each district court of appeal, and one for each judicial circuit for all trial courts within the circuit. Uniform rules of procedure shall be established by the judicial nominating commissions at each level of the court system. Such rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the supreme nominating commissions, the proceedings of the commissions and their records shall be open to the public. jurisdiction to investigate and recommend to the Supreme Court of Florida occurring on or after November 1, 1966, (without regard to the effective date of this section) occurring on or after November 1, 1966 (without regard to the effective date of this sec tion), warrants such discipline. For purposes of this section, discipline is without pay, or lawyer discipline. The commission shall have jurisdiction over justices and judges regarding allegations that misconduct occurred before or during service as a justice or judge if a complaint is made no later than one year following service as a justice or judge. The commission shall have jurisdiction regarding allegations of incapacity during service as a justice or judge. The commission shall be composed of: a. Two judges of district courts of appeal selected by the judges of those courts, two circuit judges selected by the judges of the circuit courts and two judges of county courts selected by the judges of those courts; b. Four electors who reside in the state, who are members of the bar of Florida, and who shall be chosen by the governing body of the bar of Florida; and c. Five electors who reside in the state, who have never held judicial by the governor. serve staggered terms, not to exceed six years, as prescribed by general law. No member of the commission except a judge shall be eligible for period of two years thereafter. No member of the commission shall hold its chairperson. impeachment shall be subject to removal from the commission pursuant to the provisions of Article IV, Section 7, Florida Constitution. (4) The commission shall adopt rules regulating its proceedings, the members, the rotation of members between the panels, and the temporary rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the by the investigative panel with the clerk of the supreme court of Florida all tive panel with said clerk of such formal charges against a justice or judge such charges and all further proceedings before the commission shall be public. (5) The commission shall have access to all information from all executive, legislative and judicial agencies, including grand juries, subject to the rules of the commission. At any time, on request of the speaker of the house of representatives or the governor, the commission shall make available to the house of representatives all information in the possession of the commission, investigation and until such information is used in the pursuit for use in consideration of impeachment or suspension, respectively. tive panel and a hearing panel as established by rule of the commission. The investigative panel is vested with the jurisdiction to receive or initiate complaints, conduct investigations, dismiss complaints, and upon a vote of a simple majority of the panel submit formal charges to the hearing panel. The hearing panel is vested with the authority to receive and hear formal charges from the investigative panel and upon a two-thirds vote of the panel recommend to the supreme court the removal of a justice or judge or the involuntary retirement of a justice or judge for any permanent disabil ity that seriously interferes with the performance of judicial duties. Upon a simple majority vote of the membership of the hearing panel, the panel may recommend to the supreme court that the justice or judge be subject to appropriate discipline. (1) The supreme court may accept, reject, or modify in whole or in and it may order that the justice or judge be subjected to appropriate willful or persistent failure to perform judicial duties or for other conduct scienter or moral turpitude on the part of a justice or judge shall not be proceeding and upon request of the investigative panel, the supreme court (2) The supreme court may award costs to the prevailing party. (d) The power of removal conferred by this section shall be both alternative and cumulative to the power of impeach ment. (e) Notwithstanding any of the foregoing provisions of this section, if the

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Local A8 | The Times September 27, 2012 commission is a justice of the supreme court of Florida all justices of such with respect to all proceedings therein concerning such person and the supreme court for such purposes shall be composed of a panel consisting of the seven chief judges of the judicial circuits of the state of Florida determining seniority of such circuit judges in the event there be judges of the next most senior chief circuit judge or judges shall serve in place of date of this article shall continue in effect until superseded in the manner the commission consistent with it: by the rules of the commission provided that no member shall vote as a cations commission shall expire upon the effective date of the amend ments to this section approved by the legislature during the regular session following staggered terms: g h h members by the board of governors of the bar of Florida shall be by no i The commission shall be entitled to recover the costs of investi j k expenses or transportation and per diem allowance as provided by general NO. 6 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: This proposed amendment provides that public funds This proposed amendment provides that the State Constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained amendment overrules court decisions which conclude that the right of Full Text: (a) Public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for healthnot apply to: (b) This constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights NO. 8 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 3 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution pro deleting the prohibition against using revenues from the public treasury Full Text: the establishment of religion or prohibiting or penalizing the free exercise Except to the extent required by the First nor any agent of the government may deny to any individual or entity the agency thereof shall ever be taken from the public treasury directly or NO. 9 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature to provide by general law ad valorem homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouse of a military veteran who died from service-connected causes while on active duty or to the surviving ment authorizes the Legislature to totally exempt or partially exempt Full Text: (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate tion shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military the total amount or a portion of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property to the: the term: SCHEDULE surviving spouses of veterans who died from service-connected causes and NO. 10 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 3 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to: wide tangible personal property tax exemptions provided by the Constitu Full Text: by general law to make payment to the taxing unit in which the property every widow or widower or person who is blind or totally and perma grant community and economic development ad valorem tax exemptions municipality voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county apply to improvements to real property made by or for the use of a new business and improvements to real property related to the expansion of an existing business and shall also apply to tangible personal property of such new business and tangible personal property related to the expansion of an exemption may be granted to a new business or expansion of an existing exemption shall expire ten years from the date of approval by the electors tive tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general (e) tangible personal property is subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from Tangible personal property is also exempt from ad valorem taxation if the assessed value of such property is greater than (f) There shall be granted an ad valorem tax exemption for real property encumbered by perpetual conservation easements or by other support of military operations designated by the legislature shall receive an additional exemption equal to a percentage of the taxable value of his as the number of days during the preceding calendar year the person was or Hawaii in support of military operations designated by the legislature SCHEDULE property is exempt from tangible personal property tax if the assessed NO. 11 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to an additional homestead tax exemption equal to the assessed value of an owner who has maintained permanent residency on the property for not Full Text: (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate tion shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value either or both of the following an ad ditional homestead tax exemptions : who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon twenty thousand dollars person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate with a just value The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant these this additional exemptions within the limits prescribed in this permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military NO. 12 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE IX, SECTION 7 (Legislative) Ballot Title: Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to of the council of state university student body presidents as the student Full Text: shall administer each public university and a board of governors shall versity shall be administered by a board of trustees consisting of thirteen board of governors shall establish the powers and duties of the boards of stituent university and its articulation with free public schools and com board fourteen citizens dedicated to the purposes of the state university which council shall be organized by the board of governors and consist of all the student body presidents of the state university system president of shall also be members of

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TO LANARK MARINA 850K $29,500 $2,500 D O W N B UYS 2 B ED AP T 2 6 OR RENT $500/MTH COR LOT 12 X 53 1 B / R 8 X 24 SHED $24,500 GULFVIE W & ACCESS 3 BDR 2 BA 2006 M/H 89K 2 LG. SHADY LOTS 3 SHEDS 400 TO MARINA-CITY W ATER49K MIH 2 C RNR LOTS BLK. $ S TORE REDUCED $49,500 2 AC-AT RIVER UTIL. IN -$39,500 Law Enforcement The Times | A9 September 27, 2012 Special to the Times A 32-year-old Apalachicola man was arrested Friday and faces six charges following a prescription drug forgery investigation and a speedy vehicle drive off that almost injured one of the investigating deputies, according to Wakulla County Sheriff Donnie Crum. Joshua Nathan Dansereau was arrested and charged with resisting an of cer by eeing and attempting to elude law enforcement; aggravated assault on a police of cer; forgery by altering a prescription; resisting an of cer with violence; resisting an of cer without violence; and forgery to obtain a controlled substance. Dansereau also is being held on an out-of-county warrant from Franklin County. The Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce reported Dansereau was wanted in their jurisdiction for the theft of a drug prescription pad from an Apalachicola doctors of ce. Pharmacy of cials at Walmart contacted the Wakulla County Sheriffs Ofce about a suspicious prescription request. Contact was made with the doctors of ce, which con rmed the prescription was not valid. According to the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce, deputies closed in on their suspect and attempted to arrest Dansereau when he ed the store on foot and jumped into a motor vehicle to ee the area. Deputy Will Hudson attempted to verbally stop the suspect while also opening the vehicle door as the suspect attempted to drive away. Dansereau rapidly accelerated his vehicle with Hudsons arm caught inside the vehicle, nearly crushing the deputy between the eeing vehicle and a vehicle parked in the Walmart parking lot. Hudson was able to free himself from the vehicle as Dansereau slowed to make a right turn toward U.S. 319. Dansereau turned southbound on U.S. 319 where he was spotted by Detectives Derek Lawhon, Nick Boutwell and Lorne Whaley in the area of Donaldson-Williams Road. The detectives made a traf c stop, but Dansereau refused to exit the vehicle or open its window. Deputies reported that for of cer safety, they used force on the window to secure the suspect. Dansereau was transported to the Wakulla County Jail where he remains under a $43,000 bond. The vehicle was impounded at the sheriffs of ce. Sgt. Jeremy Johnston and Deputy Nick Gray also investigated the case. The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce. Arrests in this report were made by of cers from the Carrabelle Police Department (CPD) and the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce (FCSO). All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Sept. 18 David S. Smith, 32, Eastpoint, grand theft, petit theft and violation of probation (FCSO) Sept. 20 Shawnee D. Looney, 18, Marshville, Mo., retail theft (FCSO) Cody J. Smith, 20, Marshville, Mo., retail theft (FCSO) Michael B. Stephens, 38, Carrabelle, violation of probation (CPD) Travis W. Hill, 36, Carrabelle, grand retail theft (CPD) Sept. 21 Katherine T. Bergquist, 54, Atlanta, Ga., DUI (CPD) Josephine L. Sapp, 28, Carrabelle, violation of probation (FCSO) Sept. 22 Misty D. Dillon, 27, Apalachicola, violation of probation (FCSO) Sept. 24 Patricia Kennedy, 35, Lanark Village, dealing in stolen property (CPD) Arrest REPORT FWC REPORT Man charged with eeing deputies JOSHUA DANSEREAU @APALACHTIMES FOLLOW US ON TWITTER THE APALACHICOLA TIMES FIND US ON FACEBOOK

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A10 | The Times September 27, 2012 JAMMIN JESS I E! Jessie is a 5 month old Dachshund mix. He is sweet but a little shy so would do best in a home without young children. He gets along well with other dogs and because he will be a small dog, will make a wonderful indoor companion for someone. Is that someone you? Volunteers are desperately needed to socialize all of our dogs and cats. We are always looking for people willing to bring one of our animals into their home to be fostered for various needs. Anytime you can spare would be greatly appreciated. Call Karen at 670-8417 for more details or visit the Franklin County Humane Society at 244 State Road 65 in Eastpoint. You may logon to the website at www.forgottenpets.org to see more of our adoptable pets. PET OF THE WEEK Franklin County Humane Society WELCOMES C IERA M ASSEY TO OUR S TAF F WELCOMES Mane The Salon & Day Spa PLEASE CALL (850)653-8714 FOR A PP OINTMENT TUESDAY S A T URDAY 9:00AM 6:00PM The Our services include: Hairstyling, Waxing, Facials, P erms, Color, Nail S ervices & S traightening By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com An evening of fun is planned to support womens health in Franklin County. Elaine Kozlowsky is at it again, now in the process of handcrafting about 70 posters inviting one and all to attend this years Calendar Girls Cabaret to bene t Franklin Needs in its mission to promote breast cancer awareness, education and early detection. Franklin Needs pays for mammograms and follow-up tests, if necessary, for Franklin County residents who have no health insurance. Two years ago, the organization raised money to purchase equipment to enable mammograms to be performed at Weems Memorial Hospital in Apalachicola by selling calendars featuring local ladies au natural and staging a cabaret to celebrate them. This year another 2,500 calendars have been printed. Kozlowsky, a co-founder of Franklin Needs, said the calendars are now on sale from more than 75 vendors in Tallahassee, Panama City and throughout Franklin County and online at http:// forgottencoastclassics. com/. She said the online store has sold calendars to fans across the state. The cabaret posters are the same design as two years ago, handmade and featuring cancan girls with billowing skirts. We try to save money all the time, said Kozlowsky, a former schoolteacher. We do as much as we can so more money goes to our cause. She said Franklin Needs hopes to raise around $50,000 this year. Wed like to do more, but we know the economy is bad, Kozlowsky said. We are really thankful for whatever we get. This years cabaret is being organized by Liz Sisung and takes place from 8-11 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Fort Coombs Armory. Tickets are $10. Light snacks will be provided and wine, beer and soft drinks available for a donation. Local singers and dancers will entertain, and a dance oor will be open. Luminaries will be provided by Centennial Bank and can be obtained for $5 from any branch. This year, we are hoping to light all of Apalach, Kozlowsky said. During the cabaret, there will be an ongoing raf e of items donated by supporters of Franklin Needs. Best of all, the Calendar Girls will be available to sign calendars that evening. We are overwhelmed and thankful for community support, Kozlowsky said. We rely on Franklin County. Remember all the money stays here. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Kozlowsky encouraged everyone to get a mammogram. When you go, you will receive educational materials provided by Franklin Needs. For more information or to donate to Franklin Needs, call 670-1671. Bob Klein, general manager and cofounder of the St. James Bay Golf Resort, celebrated his retirement at a Sept. 18 party held at the resort. Klein and his partner Eddie Clark began plans to develop the property in 1999 after Klein located the site, formerly a drug treatment center for minors. Klein said St. James Bay is still the nest and most aesthetically pleasing development in the county. Klein has worked on numerous other developments including the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and the Topsail Beach Tennis Club. He is an enthusiastic tennis player, part of a group that played regularly at St. James Bay. The group honored him with a plaque for consistently scoring by means of the absolute lowest percentage shots in tennis and for 10 years of successfully enlisting groups of regular players who consistently fell for those stupid shots. The new retiree said he plans to stay active by reentering the Peace Corps. While in his 20s, he served for a year in Brazil. He said he and his wife, a nurse, will visit various locations where his engineering skills and experience will be valuable. It gives me something to keep active upstairs, he said, smiling. For a gallery of Kleins retirement party go to www.apalachtimes.com. By LOIS SWOBODA Charles Buckshot Melvin and Sierra Messer of Eastpoint would like to announce the birth of their daughter Shelbie Mariah Melvin. Shelbie was born Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 11:32 a.m. at the Womens Pavilion at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Stephanie and Dennis Beebe of Carrabelle and Shorty and Teresa Messer of Bristol. Paternal grandparents are Connie and Darrin Turner of Eastpoint and Charles Melvin of Panama City. Sierra wants to express her thanks to all of her loving friends and family for the wonderful baby shower and gifts. Dewitt Polous turns 50 on Friday, Sept. 28. I love you soooo much honey! Bryson Andrew Brown turns 1 on Friday, Sept. 28. Bryson is the son of Jonathan and Jennifer Brown of Apalachicola and little brother to Brayden Brown. Maternal grandparents are Kenneth and Glenda Martina of Apalachicola. Maternal greatgrandparents are Curtis and Jean Watson and Bill and Burnell Martina, all of Apalachicola. Paternal grandparents are Jerome and Geanise Brown of Apalachicola. Paternal greatgrandparent is Mary Brown of Port St. Joe. Happy Birthday to our special boy! We all love you so much. LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Elaine Kozlowsky invites everyone to the Calendar Girls Cabaret. Calendar Girls Cabaret bene t coming LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Bob Klein with longtime employee and friend Dotty Lee Bob Klein heads back to Peace Corps Birthdays Bryson Brown turns 1 Happy 50th birthday Shelbie Melvin born It gives me something to keep active upstairs. Bob Klein retired general manager and cofounder of the St. James Bay Golf Resort Society

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The Times | A11 September 27, 2012 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 Nursery now provided for Sunday Church Service 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. Pentecostal Holiness marks pastors anniversary Please make plans to join the First Pentecostal Holiness Church this week as it celebrates the 15th pastoral anniversary of Pastors Emory and Susan Roach. The celebration at the church, 379 Brownsville Road, Apalachicola, will begin Wednesday at 7 p.m. with special guests Hillside Dancers for Christ and guest speaker Apostle Shirley C. White. Refreshments after service were provided by the FPHC Youth Ministry. On Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. Pastor Julie Stanley-Mack will be guest speaker, with refreshments after service provided by the Womens Ministry. On Friday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m., Guest speaker will be Pastor Hayward L. Miller, with refreshments after service provided by the Mens Ministry. Saturday, Sept. 29, beginning at 3 p.m., its Family Day at Donnie Wilson Ball Field, featuring softball, horseshoes and hot dogs. Services on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 10:30 a.m. will feature guest speaker Bishop Ray Willis. Lunch will be catered after the morning service. For more information, nd us on Facebook at Apalachicola Fphc. Bay Area Choral Society to begin practices The Bay Area Choral Society will begin practicing for their Christmas performance on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Apalachicola. All who love to sing are welcome. The chorus will sing selections from The Messiah, three carols from John Rutter, selections from John Rutters Magnicat, three carols from Poland arranged by Mark Hayes and other selections. The Bay Area Choral Society is under the direction of Merel Young and will perform in Apalachicola at Trinity on Sunday, Dec. 9. The chorus has also been asked to perform in Port St. Joe at the First United Methodist Church, with that date to be announced later. Fellowship Church in revival next week Fellowship Church of Praise, 177 Ave G, Apalachicola, will be in revival from Sunday, Sept. 30, at 6:30 p.m. through Friday, Oct. 5. Weekday services are nightly at 7 p.m. Speakers will be Apostle David Rosier of Panama City and Pastor Marcus Rosier of Tallahassee. For more info, call 850-524-1253 or email rwms45@yahoo.com Church hosts seafood workers dinner Oct. 5 The Eastpoint United Methodist Church will host a seafood workers appreciation dinner at the Eastpoint Community Pavilion on Friday, Oct. 5, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. To learn more about this event or to volunteer, please contact the Eastpoint United Methodist Church or Dottye Thornburg at 927-3349. Hats off to all the volunteers who worked hard at the bake sale, yard sale and at the grill last Saturday, Sept. 22. They raised $1,099 for Charles and Ann Merrell. The lady from Georgia who won the 50/50 drawing donated it back to the Legion for the Merrells. Members of all three branches of Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 pitched in to help. Many thanks to those who supported the fundraiser. We all got a big surprise at church last Saturday when Diane Hubanks came walking down the aisle. Her sister brought her from Bay St. James Health and Rehab. Diane is getting right along. I had lunch at Bay St. James Health and Rehab last Sunday and visited our other friends and neighbors there and had a good meal too. On Monday, Oct. 1, we will have our rst association meeting at Chillas Hall. Members of the Lanark Village Association are urged to attend. The gavel falls at 7 p.m. A huge yard sale on the Lanark Golf Course is planned for Saturday, Oct. 6. The sale will start at 8 a.m. Be sure to stop by and look around; you just may nd something you simply cant live without! Be kind to one another, check on the sick and housebound get a grip, tie a knot, hang on to Jesus! Until next time, God Bless America, the troops, the poor, homeless and hungry. The Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce Victim Advocates Unit would like to thank the Knights of Columbus Bishop OSullivan Council 1648, for their generous contribution to the Families in Crisis fund. This funding is used to help families of domestic violence with safe shelter. Without the support of local concerned citizens and organizations, families would remain in violent situations. Our program offers on-scene counseling, victim compensation, information and referrals for social service needs and court assistance. Our sincere thanks to the Apalachicola chapter of the Knights of Columbus. Clarice Powell Victim Advocate Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce Special to The Times Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf welcomes to its staff Dr. Alfred Cardet, a board certied orthopedic surgeon. Cardet is an orthopedic surgeon with Bay Medical (a member of Sacred Heart Health System) and has recently received privileges to admit patients at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf. He will be providing services to Bay, Gulf and Franklin county residents at the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf Medical Ofce Building on Thursdays, beginning Sept. 27. Cardet, a member of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, attended medical school at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial, in Miami, and completed an internship at John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii. He later returned to the University of Miami to complete his residency. Cardet brings nearly 30 years of medical experience in orthopedic surgery. To schedule an appointment, please ask your primary physician to refer you. If you have questions regarding the services Cardet will be providing, please contact his ofces at 850-914-7060. Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf opened in 2010 to serve residents of Gulf, Franklin and Bay counties. The 19-bed facility in Port St. Joe features 24-hour emergency services, inpatient services, surgical services, a full complement of diagnostic and laboratory services, and a helipad to be used by Sacred Hearts regional air ambulance service to provide rapid transport for trauma or critically ill patients. The hospital is operated by Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola and a part of Ascension Health, the nations largest system of Catholic, not-forprot healthcare facilities. Dorothy Joyce Whisman, 73, of St. Marks passed away Friday, Sept. 21, at her home. She was born and raised in Apalachicola and lived many years in Jacksonville. She moved to St. Marks in 2004. She was the ofce manager of Out House Marine. She treasured her home and her family. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, at Magnolia Cemetery in Apalachicola at 11 a.m. She is survived by one son, Buzzie Whisman (and wife, Doris) of Jacksonville; two daughters: Beth Harrison (and husband, Gary) of Jacksonville, and Beverly Ross of St. Augustine; nine grandchildren; ve greatgrandchildren; ve sisters and two brothers. Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville is assisting with arrangements. Dorothy Whisman Nancy Matheny-Evans, 64, of Medart, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 at her home of natural causes. Born Nov. 29, 1947, in Washington, D.C., Nancy has been a longtime resident of Wakulla County since 1966. She was a graduate of Florida State University in 1970. Nancy is survived by her husband David Evans; three daughters Ashley Evans, Virginia Evans and Maura Evans; two grandchildren, Ethan and Lila Brewer; a sister, Ann Baird of Annapolis, Md.; and a brother, Charles Charlie Matheny III of Zolfo Springs. She was a small business owner. From 1977-1986, she owned and managed the Crafty Cracker in Panacea and in 2009 reestablished Two Blondes Liquor and Gifts in Ochlocknee Bay. She was an active member of the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce and former member of its board of directors. She was active in the Episcopal Church and did volunteer work throughout her lifetime, some of which included serving as chairperson of the Panacea Maritime Museum, president of the PTO and Girl Scout Troop Leader, and developing and directing after-school programs for the school system and her church. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 110 NE First Street in Carrabelle. In lieu of owers donations may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, P.O. Box 546, Carrabelle, FL 32322. Nancy Evans Terryss Marie Kilbourn went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Terryss was born Jan. 15, 1935, in Carrabelle. She is preceded in death by her parents, James Ferguson Kilbourn and Dorothy Marie Kilbourn. She is survived by her brother, Walter Lynn Kilbourn and his wife Ann of Houston, Texas. Other surviving family members include two nieces, one stepniece, once great-niece, one great-stepniece and one great-great-stepniece; one great-nephew, one greatgreat nephew and two great-great-stepnephews; along with a cousin in Texas and numerous cousins in Florida. Terryss earned a degree from Troy State College of Alabama. She was a resident of Pearland, Texas, for the past four years. Before moving to Texas she lived in Florida the majority of her life. She attended Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Friendswood, Texas. Terryss retired from working for the State of Florida Roadways. She was a loving sister, aunt and friend and will live in our hearts forever. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to United Cerebral Palsy, www. ucp.org/tribute. Visitation was Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 6-8 p.m. at Bevis Funeral Home, Crawfordville. Graveside burial will be Thursday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m., at Evergreen Cemetery. Terryss Kilbourn TERRYSS KILBOURN Obituaries LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh Faith BRIEFS Legionnaires pitch in for Merrell benet CARD OF THANKS God has blessed me with 100 years of glorious life and the most wonderful family, friends, church and community. I thank them all for a grand birthday celebration. Truly, my cup runneth over. Preshia Crum CARD OF THANKSDR. ALFRED CARDET Sacred Heart welcomes orthopedic surgeon THE APA L ACH I CO L A T I MES FIND US O N F A CEB OO K @A palachTimesF OLLO W US O N T WI TT E R Faith

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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 Organizers say much of the trash collected during this years Coastal Cleanup was storm related. Nearly 200 volunteers turned out to collect 7,701 pounds of garbage on Sept. 15 when Franklin County mobilized for International Coastal Cleanup Day. The amount of trash collected was up slightly from last year over much of the county. But, in Eastpoint, the number jumped from just over a ton in 2011 to more than 2,800 pounds, despite the fact that there were fewer volunteers. Both Ada Long, who organized the county cleanup, and Anna Carmichael, who led the Eastpoint effort, said much of the debris, including a number of wooden pallets and apparent decking boards were from the storm surge during Tropical Storm Debby in June. Lanark Beach boasted its biggest turnout ever; 10 people collected 385 pounds of trash there. On Dog Island, 24 volunteers collected a whopping 1,550 pounds of trash working from the shore and in boats. For the first time in a number of years, Venture Troop 22 was unable to visit Little St. George Island due to boat failure. Leslie Cox said the cleanup in Carrabelle netted about the same amount of trash as last year, and too much of it was storm debris retrieved from areas of seagrass. Long wished to thank everyone for their help this year. Absolutely amazing! she wrote. And thanks, on behalf of all of us, to Link Carroll, who always does a truly spectacular job of getting all those dumpsters delivered and picked up, arranging for the porto-potties, and reporting back to us. If you dont know this already, the Franklin County Departments of Parks and Recreation and Solid Waste and Recycling are simply amazing in their professionalism, reliability, and friendliness. Special to the Times On Saturday Oct. 6, the Florida State University Coastal & Marine Lab in St. Teresa will host an unusual regatta. The object is not so much to get some place rst as it is simply to stay a oat. Sponsored by West Marine and Walmart, and from noon to 6 p.m., this rst and planned annual Whatever Floats Your Boat regatta will feature a challenge to create a homemade boat that is both artistically interesting and reasonably buoyant. Watching outrageously costumed boat crews topple over or slowly sink into St. George Sound is, of course, part of the fun anticipated by the regattas landlubber attendees. Festivities surrounding the regatta include live music, good food, and loads of fun. The regatta can be viewed from various shoreline vantage points around the Marine Lab, boat basin, or for optimal viewing bring your own real boat and anchor along the outside of the channel and race course markers. Also, make sure to bring your own chair/blanket for your own race-viewing comfort! Prize categories include: First boat to cross the nish line in the regatta Most creative use of materials Titanic Award to the most spectacular failure Peoples Choice Available prizes are two $50 West Marine gift cards and two $50 Walmart gift cards, to be awarded to the four winning teams. The fee is $25 to register, and the event is free to view. Food available for purchase from Poseys. The marine lab is at 3618 Coastal Highway 98, St. Teresa. For more info, contact organizer Capt. 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Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $25 per shooter or a canned food donation for spectators. Shooters must shoot as a member of a vemember team. Any gauge shotgun can be used; largest size shot is 7 1/2. Ear protection is required and NSSA range rules will be enforced. The team with the highest overall score wins. You must pre-register and reserve your teams spot in the tournament. Come out even if you dont wish to shoot. There will be a raf e for a shotgun and chicken pileau served at noon. Come out for a great cause, great time, great food, and great Christian fellowship to the lodge, one mile east of Hwy 20 and Hwy 65.. For more details or to register your team, contact Daniel Stanley at 570-8802 or Eric Durham at 209-7116. The Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center began in 2008 when a group of local pastors started meeting to pray and share concerns about the community. They realized that if they pooled their efforts, resources, and in uences they might be able to alleviate more local need, giving birth to the vision of a community ministry center. On November 17, 2009, the center opened. On Target for Him! is hosted by the Christian Brotherhood of Hosford and Telogia composed of Corinth Baptist, Grace United Methodist, Telogia Assembly of God, and Telogia Baptist. Beach warnings installed at Lighthouse Park On Sept. 11, Franklin County Parks and Recreation installed a beach warning ag and sign at Lighthouse Park on St. George Island. The Parks and Recreation Beach Clean-Up crew will be responsible for changing out the warning ags as needed on a daily basis. This system will warn swimmers of the current daily rip tide conditions in order to help ensure the publics safety. LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Sister Mary Alice and Franklin County High School senior Elton Olvera worked together in the wetlands below Lafayette Park. CHRIS TEAF | Special to the Times A boat full of trash collected on Dog Island. From left are organizer David Prentiss, volunteer Bill Slugg and Blaine Givens, who displays a coconut retrieved from the shoreline. Hosford lodge to host trap shooting tourney KATHY SWAGGERTY | Special to the Times The Lanark Beach volunteer crew, from left, organizer Kathy Swaggerty, Gail Phillips, Judith Irvin, Jeane Skipworth and Jim and Anita Smith. Gag grouper season is still going strong. Good weather and seas last week produced great catches from Mexico Beach to Indian Pass. Good red sh are in the surf up and down the coast as well right now. Cut bait and nger mullets will do the trick, and all times of the day seem to be producing sh! Inshore Offshore What a huge difference in one week can make! Our inshore red sh and ounder catches are great. Most action for ounder is under the George Tapper Bridge shing with nger mullet or bull minnows. Good red sh are coming our of the canal here as well, and most anglers are taking advantage of the plentiful live bait here as well for red sh. Scallop season is now over, and we hope next year will be better. SPONSORED BY

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Local The Times | A13 September 27, 2012 rollback rate, which would have required roughly $550,000 in additional cuts beyond what had been agreed upon Sept. 5 at the rst of the two budget hearings. The meeting ended just before 9:45 p.m., with Jackel casting the lone no vote on the nal budget. Between the start and nish, the hearing was marked by impassioned statements by commission ers, and a nal stretch of failed votes that had Com missioner Bevin Putnal fearing the governor even tually might have to step in and set the millage. Im in favor of not doing nothing and having the gov ernor go do the budget, he said, voicing his frustration after his rst motion to ap prove the budget failed for lack of a second. If thats what you all want, well have a stale mate, Putnal said. The standoff came about after Commissioner Smokey Parrish appealed for unanimous support for the budget, and Jackel re fused to budge. As a result, neither Parrish nor the two other commissioners, Noah Lockley and Cheryl Sand ers, were at rst willing to second Putnals motion. You talk about mak ing all these cuts, and then you dont have a (propos al), Parrish said, arguing that to reach the rollback rate would mean making deep cuts that would affect services. They (commissioners) sit back and say Whoa, I didnt vote for that. It falls back to the three who ac tually reduce the budget, when it comes down to a 3-2 vote, but you want to stick the three commissioners out there, he said. The three who vote for it are the ones who catch the devil about it. We need to get together as a board, Parrish said. Everybody should have to stand up and adopt the budget. Jackel said she has been consistent and open in her views. I appreciate where he (Parrish) is coming from. In a perfect world it would be great for all of us to stand up and cheer the budget. Id love to have a clear con science and vote on a bud get, she said. I said at the outset that I want to see us get back to rollback; Ive been very clear on that, Jackel said. When we get there, I will vote on this budget, but until we get there I cannot. I believe theres a half-mil lion dollars to cut. It has to get back to the rollback, and Im not going to be secretive about that. Theres no mandate for this board to be unanimous on anything, she said. Its a simple majority vote and everybody has to vote their own conscience, and when you do that and walk out that door, youve done what you think is the right thing to do. Ultimately, Parrish moved, and Putnal second ed, the motion to approve the budget. Commissioners want Weems debt repayment At the start of the meet ing, Jackel asked Erin Grifth, the countys assis tant nance director, how much would be saved by a 1 percent across-the-board cut to all departments, and Grifth said it was about $107,000. I dont think any depart ment is going to shut down because they only get 99 percent of what they ask for, Jackel said. Id even consider 2 percent. Thats me. Parrish argued that mak ing these cuts should not be done at the 11th hour, but earlier in the process, when commissioners received departmental budgets that did not have any increases in them. He also contended that the continuing budget shrinkage over the past ve years, from a high of $15.8 million in tax receipts in 2007, have taken their toll. We cut $1.6 million, we cut $1.7 million. To me the fats gone, he said. We dont do road paving anymore. Youre basically down to the bone, so when you make these additional cuts youre going to reduce services. Sanders also indicated she did not favor across-theboard cuts. Im concerned with the across-the-board cuts, she said. The prop erty appraiser has already been set. I kind of feel re luctant going back and ask ing them (the state) to look again. Ive gotten emails for a 2 percent reduction, but I dont believe thats going to be achievable, Sanders said. The one savings the com missioners were able to nd Tuesday night was a plan to have Weems Memorial Hospital repay the county $100,000 next year out of about $1.5 million the hospi tal owes the county. Most of this debt stems from money injected into the facility several years ago after the county was forced to take it over when the previous hos pital operator, DasSee Com munity Health Systems, went belly up and saddled the county with mounting expenses, including monies owed Medicare. Jackel said Weems of cials had done a good job of working down its pastdue debt to other creditors, largely because of having received an advance of six months worth of the 1cent health care sales tax money. They are current on their 30-day stuff, a tiny bit outstanding in the 30-60 day category; and the only cate gory over 90 (days past due) is with TMH, she said. Jackel said Weems is repaying Tallahassee Me morial Healthcare about $25,000 a month and had whittled down an original $275,000 debt down to about $150,000. At the rate theyre paying them, they are going to have that reduced and paid off very soon, certainly within ve or six months, she said. Director of Administra tive Services Alan Pierce and Jackel conferred briey by telephone with Steve La nier, the hospitals director of nance, and she returned to suggest Weems budget a $15,000 per month repay ment to the county, once TMH monthly payments stop in six months. Lockley, who had pressed for the call to Lanier to get a clearer idea of the numbers, remained wary of the plan to peg budget reductions to the proposed repayments. If were in a crisis, they (Weems) are going to get a lot of indigent people, he warned. The commissioners spent considerable time re viewing ways to save mon ey next year by boosting employees enrollment in Capital Health Plan, a Tal lahassee-based HMO that is now an option for county staffers. Grifth said about 21 percent of employees are enrolled in CHP, which has lower premiums and a phy sician network that reaches into Franklin County but does not include any health care services farther west. You would see some se rious savings by having your entire workforce on CHP, Grifth said, estimating savings to the county could be in the neighborhood of $80,000 per quarter. But challenges involving open re-enrollment dates and the absence of some lo cal doctors on CHPs physi cian network made it unrea sonable to expect the cost savings in 2012-13, although commissioners indicated they planned to look closely into boosting CHP enroll ment in the months ahead. We cant really realize those savings because we dont have the folks signed up and ready to go, Jackel said. These people have ongoing relationships with their doctors. Alligator Points Ken Os borne said he and his wife had been told by their cur rent provider that they had 30 days to switch to a new insurance option and that the county should exercise a similar strategy. Were nicer than them, Jackel said. But I dont think youre richer than them, Osborne said. Commissioners reject across-the-board cuts Alligator Points Al lan Feifer, representing the Concerned Citizens of Franklin County, urged commissioners to make tough choices. Elected ofcials take an oath to act in the best inter est of the people they repre sent, he said. Ive heard a lot of silence tonight. It is a violation of your oath to sit there and not try to pre vent taking more of peoples money. People are crying out for relief all over the coun ty, Feifer said. If you cant cause the taxes to go down, at least dont add to that budget. Lets return to s cal spending that makes sense tonight. Jackel said she agreed with Feifer. Thats a very great need that were look ing at in our community. Higher taxes is not one of the things, she said. She said her personal property taxes would rise $280 next year, on top of a $300 increase this past year. Were marching towards an inevitability of maxing out (on the 10-mill cap), she said. Next year were looking at a 10 percent re duction in property values. If we cant even nd $500,000 tonight, how are we going to nd a million dollars next year? Two suggestions for costcutting also emerged from commissioners, but neither found traction among their colleagues. Putnal said he would like to see ways of getting defen dants housed in the county jail moved more quickly into court, to cut down on the costs of jailing them. Clerk of Courts Marcia Johnson said many of those deci sions are in the hands of judges and attorneys, with commissioners having lim ited say in those matters. Lockley suggested the county consider eliminat ing the literacy program, as well as funding for the county extension ofce, but neither idea was echoed by other commissioners. Sanders, who eventually voted yes on the budget, said she was faced with the chal lenge of balancing demands for essential services, nonessential services and qual ity-of-life issues, such as that of the senior citizens center, whose representa tives spoke out Tuesday to urge county support. Anybody thats not sat ised with this, come sit in my chair for a month, she said. This is about trying to balance out the budget and feeling the pressure, and were tying to do our level best because after all, were just human. By the grace of God, Im going to sit up here and do the best I can. Sanders stressed, as did Parrish, that they also have to pay county property taxes. Its all of us together, and were on the same lev el, she said. Sanders also grew pas sionate about the attacks she and her fellow com missioners sometimes have to endure from hostile constituents. Were being called a dis grace to Franklin County, she said. I want to tell you I take offense to that. I may not have a college education and I may not come from a well-to-do family, but I care about the people of Franklin County. It hurts my soul, she said. Ive been called a country bumpkin, but my family goes back eight gen erations in Franklin County. Somebody in my family was pretty smart. dbutler@coastalcoverage.com Locally owned and operated Home Business Auto Health Workers Comp NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS of County 850-222-8000 into the bays by rivers and creeks. This local rain really doesnt do the deal, Webb said. When it comes down the river with the silt, it feeds the oysters. To prevent overharvesting, a co alition of commercial oystermen are petitioning the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to decrease the limit from 20 60-pound bags per boat per day to 10 bags for at least the rst month of the season, which begins Oct. 1. In addition to fewer oysters, Webb said the bad oyster crop in Apala chicola could bring more harvesters to Bay County. I think if were not careful, what few we have we would destroy, he said. Oysters grow in cold water, so reducing the bag limit through the end of October will give gatherers a chance to more accurately gauge the crop and allow small oysters to ma ture and better sustain aggressive harvesting, Ellis said. The proposal is being reviewed by FWC, said Amanda Nalley, spokes woman for the Division of Marine Fisheries Management. It is still very much in the idea stage, she said. Its not that its out side the realm of possibility. The tight timeframe is working against the proposal, Nalley said. When making shery management decisions, FWC likes to rely on sci entic data, and there isnt a lot of time before the season starts for its collection. Also, the commission meets only ve times each year, with the next one not scheduled until early De cember. There is also an option for an executive order, which could go into effect within a matter of days or weeks, she said. The Bay County Commission passed a resolution Sept. 18 urging FWC to take immediate, emergency action. The lower bag limit could increase the price of oysters for consumers, but that seems unavoidable. The price is going to be high this year anyway, Ellis said. Thomas said he typically pays $27 to $28 per bag for the oysters he serves at his restaurant, Mikes Cafe and Oyster Bar, but last week that price jumped to $42. The good thing we have here is local shermen are trying to get ahead of this and police themselves so we dont have what happened in Apalachicola happen here, he said. OYSTERMEN from page A1 BUDGET from page A1ANDRE W P JOHNSON | The News Herald Jim Hallett, chef at Mikes Cafe and Oyster Bar, shucks oysters last week in Panama City Beach.

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Local A14 | The Times September 27, 2012 couldnt legally use county funds for construction in another county. Prominent business leaders including R.G. Porter, John Ruge, Dr. J.D. Morrow and Homer Marks sought an injunction to have the paving stopped. Many feared the roads project would bankrupt the county, but the construction continued. The Gorrie Bridge was scheduled to begin construction in June 1926 and be completed by June 1928. But in August 1928, a single piling had been driven, and Apalachicola remained isolated from the majority of tourist traf c. A Times editorial published August 14, 1926, said, Two years ago, the county established a ferry at Blockers Ferry (across the Ochlocknee River); one man attended this ferry at the time and for some time afterwards. Now two men operating ferries are on duty during the day and one at night. The number of people in cars passing over the road from Lanark to Carrabelle is not known, but not one of those cars comes to Apalachicola. With the promised bridge not forthcoming, the county commission and a group of business leaders known as the Exchange Club called for the establishment of ferry service across the Apalachicola River until the bridge could be completed. First to attempt to establish a ferry were E.B. Smith and Peter Comforter, a local mortician. During the summer of 1926, they modi ed a shrimp boat to carry cars and built a dock north of Eastpoint. According to Joe Barber of Carrabelle, that ferry carried cars to the road to Sumatra. The service apparently was short-lived, possibly because the road north remained unpaved into the early 1940s. After 1922, Andrew Wing already operated a regular ferry service between Apalachicola and Carrabelle. His boats also made charter trips to St. George Island. The same edition of the Times announcing the new Comforter ferry service carried an article that said the Wing Boat Line had made major changes to its rates and policy. Children under 12 would ride for free, there no longer would be a charge for excess baggage and parties of 10 or more received a discount. In the same article, Wing announced he might add a bus connection in Carrabelle if business warranted. In August, Wing addressed the Exchange Club with his plans for establishing a rst class, adequate ferry, capable of maintaining a regular daily schedule in all but the most severe weather, equipped to carry a suf cient number of automobiles in a safe, comfortable manner. That same month, the Exchange Club issued a resolution endorsing Wings plan to run regular trips across the bay. The county commission granted Wing a subsidy to get his project up and running, and in late August, work was under way on ferry docks at the end of Avenue E in Apalachicola and at Sand Beach in Eastpoint. Wing traveled to Milton to buy boats for the venture and returned in early September with the Save Time, described in the Times as a completely new ferry boat formerly operating over the Escambia Bay and capable of carrying 12 cars. Short Cut ferry As Florida prepared to send ve trains on a national tour promoting her tropical attractions, Franklin County embarked on a plan to put signs along southward bound roads with the schedule for the Wings Short Cut Ferry and Comforters Ferry along the major tourist routes in Georgia, to divert fall northern traf c to Apalachicola as much and as soon as possible. On Sept. 1, the Creel Brothers prepared a barbecue for 75 people to celebrate the opening of the ferry dock in Eastpoint. The Save Time was piloted by C.E. Smith and made morning and afternoon trips across the bay between Apalachicola and Eastpoint. The trip took an hour. According to the Times, points reached from the ferry dock included Carrabelle, Fort Gadsden, Sumatra, Tallahassee, Quincy, Bristol, Telogia and Hosford. The cost was $1.10 per car. In December, Will Davis, vice manager of the Standard Oil Company in Apalachicola, made a record drive of 110 miles in only four hours, from Monticello to Apalachicola via Tallahassee and Carrabelle, using Wings ferry. That a ferry line from Eastpoint to Apalachicola is a thoroughly wise and worthwhile venture is not to be disputed, he said. I am sure that I could not have made the trip in the same time three months ago. A second boat, the Short Cut, soon was brought into service. The boats traveled from shore to shore twice daily and passed in mid-river. The signs advertising the new ferry service were erected to the north and almost immediately torn down by unknown vandals, but Wing vowed to repost them and prosecute their attackers. Business was good. In 1927, Wing purchased two larger boats capable of carrying 15 cars each and added a third trip to the schedule. The ferries left Apalachicola at 7 and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and returned at 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Fares were up to $1.50 per car and driver, with an additional charge of 25 cents for passengers. By the early 1930s, the ferries made constant trips across the river from dawn until dark and in 1933; Wing added a 2:30 a.m. trip from Eastpoint to Apalachicola on Saturday nights to accommodate folks returning from the dances held in Carrabelle. The ferries ran until 1935, when the Gorrie Bridge nally was completed. When the bridge nally opened, there was no need for the trusty boats. Wing retired. In 1951, citizens of Franklin County voted overwhelmingly, 1,120 to 34, to build a bridge to St. George Island, but the structure was not completed for 16 years. In the interim, the push was on to develop both Dog Island and St. George Island. In 1953, Commissioner C.T. 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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, September 27, 2012 The Times | A15 89118T NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to enFranklin CountyLiquor License$165,000. Serious inquires/offers only at: anitalln242@aol.com Adopt *: California TV & Advertising Executives yearn for 1st baby *Expenses paid* *FLBar42311* *800-552-0045* YORKIE AKCregistered. 9 weeks old adorable puppies only 2 females left. They are Health Certified and have 1st shots. $500 ea. Mom & dad on premise. Please call 850-774-1229 Panama City Area YORKIE AKCregistered. 9 weeks old adorable puppies only 1 female remaining. Health Certified & 1st shots. $500. Mom & dad on premise. Please call 850-774-1229 Panama City Area Apalachicola: 244 Bobby Cato St Sat 29th 8am to ?Yard SaleTwo sizes of new greenhouses in boxes Text FL25871 to 56654 89897T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09-00432-CA CRESCENT BANK & TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff, vs. PAUL S. LOWE, JEFFERY F. BRANCH, RICHARD BOATRIGHT A/K/A JOHN R. BOATRIGHT A/K/A JOHN RICHARD BOATRIGHT, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure, entered in this cause, the Clerk of this Court shall sell the property at public sale at 11:00 A.M. E.D.T., on the 17th day of October, 2012, at the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida, 32320, the following described real property lying and being in Franklin County, Florida, to-wit: Lot 1, in Block 17-West of St. George Island Gulf Beaches Unit No. 1, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, at Page(s) 7, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. And Commence at the most Easterly corner of St. George Island Gulf Beaches, Unit No. 2, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2 at Page 15 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, thence run North 18 degrees 37 minutes 19 seconds West 150.00 feet, thence run South 71 degrees 22 minutes 41 seconds West 20.00 feet, thence run North 18 degrees 37 minutes 19 seconds West 410.00 feet to the centerline of State Road No. 300, thence run along said centerline as follows: North 71 degrees 22 minutes 41 seconds East 416.89 feet to a point of curve to the right, thence along said curve with a radius of 5729.58 feet thru a central angle of 05 degrees 59 minutes 35 seconds For a are distance of 599.31 feet, the chord of said are being North 74 degrees 22 minutes 28 seconds East 599.03 feet, North 77 degrees 22 minutes 16 seconds East 289.97 feet, thence leaving said centerline run South 12 degrees 37 minutes 44 seconds East 50.00 feet to the Southerly right-of-way boundary of said State Road No. 300, thence run North 77 degrees 22 minutes 16 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary 246.14 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From the said POINT OF BEGINNING continue North 77 degrees 22 minutes 16 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary 61.54 feet, thence run South 12 degrees 37 minutes 44 seconds East 745.00 feet, more or less, to the approximate mean highwater line of the Gulf Mexico, thence run South 77 degrees 22 minutes 16 seconds West along said approximate mean highwater line 61.54 feet, more or less, thence run North 12 degrees 37 minutes 44 seconds West 745.00 feet, more or less, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. More particularly described by recent survey prepared by James Thurman Roddenberry, dated February 9,1999, Job no. 99-055 and described as follows: Lot 1 Tract 5 (unrecorded): Commence at the most Easterly corner of St. George Island Gulf Beaches Unit No. 2, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 15 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida and thence run North 18 degrees 37 minutes 19 seconds West 150.00 feet, thence run South 71 degrees 22 minutes 41 seconds West 20.00 feet, thence run North 18 degrees 37 minutes 19 seconds West 410.00 feet to the centerline of State Road No. 300, thence run North 71 degrees 22 minutes 41 seconds East along said centerline 416.89 feet to a point of curve to the right, thence run Northeasterly along said centerline and said curve with a radius of 5729.58 feet, through a central angle of 05 degrees 59 minutes 35 seconds for an arc distance of 599.31 feet, chord being North 74 degrees 22 minutes 28 seconds East 599.03 feet, thence run North 77 degrees 22 minutes 16 seconds East along said centerline 289.97 feet, thence leaving said centerline run South 12 degrees 37 minutes 44 seconds East 50.00 feet to a concrete monument marking the Southerly boundary of said State Road No. 300, thence run North 77 degrees 25 minutes 55 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary 246.13 feet to a concrete monument (marked #2919) marking the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING run North 77 degrees 22 minutes 16 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary 61.87 feet to a re-rod, thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run South 12 degrees 44 minutes 17 seconds East 737.57 feet to the approximate mean high waterline of Gulf of Mexico, thence run South 76 degrees 54 minutes 50 seconds West along said mean high water line 61.93 feet, thence leaving said mean high water line run North 12 degrees 44 minutes 18 seconds West 738.07 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 THE SALE. This Notice dated this 10th day of September, 2012. MARCIA JOHNSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 2012 89747T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 2011CA000495 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA N.A. (SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK N.A.), AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE THORNBURG MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2006-2 MORTGAGE LOAN PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-2, Plaintiff, vs. JENNIFER S. BOGGUS; COMMUNITY BANK OF PICKENS COUNTY; JAMES BOGGUS; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 27th day of August, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2011CA 000495, of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA N.A. (SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK N.A.), AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE THORNBURG MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2006-2 MORTGAGE LOAN PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-2 is the Plaintiff and JENNIFER S. BOGGUS, COMMUNITY BANK OF PICKENS COUNTY, JAMES BOGGUS and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT STEPS OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320, 11:00 AM on the 24th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 14, SEA PINE VILLAGE, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 AT PAGE 28 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 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: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, 850-5774401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 27th day of August, 2012. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of The Circuit Court Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Sept. 20, 27, 2012 89651T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 12-51-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF Richard Stephen Dosik, Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration ofthe estate of Richard Stephen Dosik, deceased is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Franklin County Florida 32320. The estate is testate and the date of the will is December 19, 2006. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s Attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative, venue or jurisdiction of this Court are required to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. Any person entitled to exempt property is required to file a petition for determination of exempt property with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF FOUR MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR WITHIN FORTY DAYS FROM THE DATE OF TERMINATION OF ANY PROCEEDING INVOLVING THE CONSTRUCTION, ADMISSION TO PROBATE, OR VALIDITY OF THE WILL OR INVOLVING ANY OTHER MATTER AFFECTING ANY PART OF THE ESTATE SUBJECT TO SECTION 732.402, FLORIDA STATUTES. A surviving spouse seeking an elective share must file an election to take elective share within the time provided by law. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Personal Representative: Lauren Sue Dosik Lehane 5115-26th Street North Arlington, VA 22207 Attorney for Personal Representative: Thomas M. Shuler of the Law Office of Thomas M. Shuler, P.A. 40-4th Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 FL Bar No. 0947891 Sept. 20, 27, 2012 89705T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012-CP-049 IN RE: ESTATE OF EUNICE TODD MIRABELLA A/K/A EUNICE T. MIRABELLA Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Eunice Todd Mirabella, a/k/a Eunice T. Mirabella, deceased, whose date of death was June 15, 2012, and the last four digits of whose social security number are 5964, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 20,2012 Personal Representative: Alfia Mirabella,Jr. 64 Avenue D Apalachicola, FL 32320 Attorney for Personal Representative: H. Cranston Pope Attorney for Alfia Mirabella, Jr. FL Bar No.: 0582409 Pope & Barloga, P.A. 736 Jenks Avenue P.O. Box 1609 Panama City, FL 32402 (850) 784 9174 Fax: (850) 784 9175 E-Mail: hcp@ popebarloga.com Sept. 20, 27, 2012 89603T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009 CA 000521 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CSFB ARMT 2006-2, Plaintiff(s), vs. BUAN NESHAT A/K/A BJ. NESHAT; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on May 29. 2012 in Civil Case No.:2009 CA 000521, of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida, wherein, US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CSFB ARMT 2006-2 is the Plaintiff, and, BIJAN NESHAT A/K/A B.J. NESHAT; JOHN DOE N/K/A HERIBERTO ITAZA; JANE DOE N/K/A LUCIA RAMIREZ: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BIJAN NESHAT A/K/A BJ. NESHAT N/KA JANET NESHAT; AND UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION are Defendants The clerk of the court will sell to the highest bidder for cash 33 Market Street, Suite 203 Apalachicola, FL 32320 on the Front Steps of the Courthouse at 11:00 AM on October 3, 2012, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 9 AND 10, BLOCK 216 CITY OF APALACHICOLA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY FLORIDA PROPERTY ADDRESS: 358 21ST AVENUE APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on August 17, 2012. MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of the Court Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff(s) Aldridge Connors, LLP 7000 West Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 307 Boca Raton, FL 33433 (561) 392-6391 (561) 392-6965 IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of Court Administration at (850) 577-4401, or at the Leon County Courthouse, Room 225. 301 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee; FL 32301 within 2 working days of receipt of a notice compelling you to appear at a court proceeding; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Sept. 20, 27, 2012 89597T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-0015-CA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. 89599T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN 89080T IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-511-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. LEON TEAT, ERIC TEAT, WANDA TEAT, JASON M. HART, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, and ENVISION CREDIT UNION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 10th, 2012 and entered in Civil Action No. 11-511-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein the parties were the plaintiff, CENTENNIAL BANK, and the defendants, LEON TEAT, ERIC TEAT, WANDA TEAT, JASON M. HART, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASUREY, and ENVISION CREDIT UNION, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the October 18, 2012, at the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, the following-described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Commence at the Northwest corner of Camp Palms Subdivision on Indian Peninsula as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 53-A, of the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, and thence run Southerly along the Western Boundary of said Camp Palms Subdivision 505.97 feet to the Southerly right-of-way boundary of County Road No. S-30-B, thence run Northwesterly along said right-of-way boundary to a point that is 2042.73 feet measured perpendicularly from said Western boundary of Camp Palms Subdivision, thence run North 78 degrees 41 minutes 44 seconds West along said right-of-way boundary 58.09 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING thence run South 05 degrees 21 minutes 45 seconds West 346.00 feet, thence run North 78 degrees 42 minutes 09 seconds West 42.04 feet, thence run North 05 degrees 21 minutes 05 seconds East 346.00 feet to a re-bar on the Southerly right-of-way boundary of said County Road No. S-30-B, thence run South 78 degrees 41 minutes 44 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary 42.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. and Lot 8 Commencing at the Northeast corner of Section 31, Township 8 South, Range 8 West, Franklin County, Florida; thence West (assumed) along the North Line said Section 31 for 859.67 feet, thence run South 255.00 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South for 150.00 feet, thence West 263.65 feet; thence North 35 degrees 35 minutes 05 seconds West 67.63 feet; thence North 95.00 feet; thence East 303.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 1.015 acres, more or less. Together with a 20.00 foot access easement, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of Section 31, Township 8 South, Range 8 West, Franklin County, Florida and run West along the North boundary of said Section 31 a distance of 859.67 feet, thence run South 110.00 feet, thence run West 283.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING run South 233.58 feet, thence run South 35 degrees 35 minutes 05 seconds East 298.99 feet, thence run South 15 degrees 47 minutes 00 seconds East 76.14 feet to a point lying on the Northerly right-of-way boundary of a County Graded Road, thence run West along said right-of-way boundary a distance of 20.78 feet, thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run North 15 degrees 47 minutes 00 seconds West 66.99 feet, thence run North 35 degrees 35 minutes 05 seconds West 301.92 feet, thence run North 240.00 feet, thence run East 20.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 12th day of September, 2012. HON. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF COURT Gulf County, Florida BA Baxter Clerk/Deputy Clerk September 20,27, 2012 89088T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 19-2011CA-000466 US BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR VERICREST OPPORTUNITY LOAN TRUST 2011-NPL2 Plaintiff, v. JAMES D. BINGHAM; 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 CLAIMANTS; FRANKLIN BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; THE VILLAS OF ST. GEORGE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.; AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES D. BINGHAM N/K/A JUDITH BINGHAM. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order on a Motion to Cancel and Reschedule foreclose sale dated September 10, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 19-2011-CA000466 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 24th day of October, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the foyer of the 2nd floor of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: CONDOMINIUM UNIT COMPOSED OF UNIT NUMBER G-1 AND THE UNDIVIDED 2.275% 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 VILLAS OF ST. GEORGE, A CONDOMINIUM AND EXHIBITS, ATTACHED THERETO, ALL AS RECORDED AMONG THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDAIN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 181, PAGE 508 THROUGH 591, INCLUSIVE, TOGETHER WITH ANY AMENDMENTS THERETO. 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. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITES 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: Court Administrator FL Phone: (850)577-4401 If you are hearing or voice impaired, call Florida Relay Service, hearing 800-955-8771, voice 800-955-8770. DATED AT APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA THIS 10th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2012. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Michele Maxwell Deputy ClerkSept 20, 27, 2012 COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2009CA000101CA U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF GSR MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-AR4, Plaintiff, vs. STEPHEN S. FOSTER a/k/a STEPHEN F. FOSTER a/k/a STEPHEN FOSTER MARILYN TOLENTINO a/k/a MARILYN M. TOLENTINO a/k/a MARILYN N. TOLENTINO a/k/a MARILYN J. TOLENTINO, HIS WIFE, ROBERT TOLENTINO and:_________TOLENTINO, unknown spouse of ROBERT TOLENTINO, if married; CITIBANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION f/k/a CITIBANK FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK; FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR AMERICA’S WHOLESALE LENDER; ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.; Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 27, 202 and entered in Case No. 2009CA000101CA, of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida. U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF GSR MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005AR4, is Plaintiff and STEPHEN S. FOSTER a/k/a STEPHEN F. FOSTER a/k/a STEPHEN FOSTER: MARILYN TOLENTINO a/k/a MARILYN M. TOLENTINO a/k/a MARILYN N. TOLENTINO a/k/a MARILYN J. TOLENTINO, HIS WIFE; ROBERT TOLENTINO and;_______TOLENTINO, unknown spouse of ROBERT TOLENTINO, if married; CITIBANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION f/k,a CITIBANK, FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK: FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTATION SYSTEMS. INC., AS NOMINEE FOR AMERICA’S WHOLESALE LENDER; ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash ON THE FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE, at 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA in FRANKLIN County, FLORIDA 32320, at 11:00 a.m., on the 24th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8 OF SEA PALM VILLAGE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE (S) 30, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. A 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 with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 27th day of August, 2012 MARCIA M.JOHNSON Clerk or Court Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the 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 provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Fl 32320, Phone No. (904) 653-8861, Extension 106 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road Suite 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 (954) 382-3486 Fax: (954) 382-5380 Sept. 20, 27, 2012 Plaintiff, vs. GLORIA M. VANTREESE; PATRICK BAILEY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GLORIA M. VANTRESSE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PATRICK BAILEY; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida will on the 9th day of October, 2012, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse in Apalachicola Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situate in Franklin County, Florida: LOT 12, BLUE WATER BAY, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 31 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 27th day of August, 2012 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 Clerk of the Court, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320 or call (850) 653-8861, within 2 working days of your receipt of this Notice. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-850-653-2227. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: Elizabeth K. Baird Butler & Hosch, P.A. 3185 S. 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A16| The Times Thursday, September 27, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS emeraldcoastjobs.com Employment Today By PETER VOGTMonster Senior Contributing Writer Only a parent could offer the kind of advice Jessica Donnelly got when she started her first job: My old-fashioned mother warned me to have my clothes ready and bag packed the night before,Ž says Donnelly, a 2005 Marist College graduate who works for a New York City-based public relations firm. She also told me to eat a good breakfast and arrive early.Ž It turns out Moms seemingly simplistic advice was more valuable than Donnelly thought. Those little precautions helped to make a nerve-filled morning run more smoothly,Ž she says. Your first day of work will help define you in the eyes of your new co-workers. Make a good first impression, and soon you will be viewed as a capable, respected colleague. But a bad first impression could mean months or years of trying to undo the damage. Heres what you can do „ both before and during your start date „ to be remembered for all the right reasons.Before your first day Relearn how to sleep: Two weeks before your first day, start establishing the sleep habits youll follow when your new job begins. If youre usually out well past midnight on weeknights, get home earlier or, even better, stay home more often than not. And if you know your new job will require you to wake up at 6 a.m. to catch a 7 a.m. train, start going to bed at 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. Most new graduates underestimate how exhausting it is to work a full eight hours,Ž says Carol Vellucci, assistant to the president for communications at Towson University. Study the organization: The more you know about your new company and its activities before you start, the faster youll get up to speed. I read everything I could on the company to prepare myself for my first day,Ž says Mike Adorno, an Ithaca College graduate who works for Articulate Communications in New York City. That included not only Articulates website but also its clients websites.On your first day Bring a notebook „ and use it: Youll be meeting new people and trying to remember their names, learning about office procedures, becoming familiar with the work environment and discovering how your work fits in with that of your department and colleagues. All of this information can be overwhelming. No one can remember it all,Ž says Michael Smith, a professor of mass communications at Campbell University who teaches a course for his departments interns. So write it down.Ž Listen and ask questions more than you talk: When you were in job search mode, it probably took awhile to adjust to talking about yourself and your many outstanding skills and achievements. Now its time to listen and ask questions instead. No one likes a mouthy know-it-all,Ž says Patrick Gray, president of consulting firm Prevoyance Group. Keeping your ears open can turn into a competitive advantage when youre able to crack the culture of your new home more quickly and become a more productive and insightful employee.Ž Be ready for indifference or instant action: You might be welcomed to the organization with apparent indifference „ no cubicle, no security badge or even no work to do, says Gray. Keep a smile on your face, and go with the flow for the first couple of days,Ž he says. Things will usually get sorted out.Ž On the other hand, dont be surprised if youre tossed right into the proverbial fire. Thats what happened to Cara Chancellor, a 2006 Yale University graduate who works for public relations firm OConnell and Goldberg. The company immediately called upon Chancellors fluency in French to pursue a media placement. Six French phone calls and innumerable French emails later, we secured an interview with Le Monde, the largest and most popular newspaper in France,Ž she says. What a way to start the day „ and a new job. Have a great first day at work Featured Jobs Contact Lorna at (850) 747-5019 or Email: lbrown@pcnh.com LORNA BROWNEMPLOYMENT SALES SPECIALIST Capital Area Community Action Agency is seeking applications for the positions of Center Director and Teacher Assistantin its Eastpoint location. Visit www.cacaainc.org for quali“cations and to download application, or call (850) 222-2043 HEAD START PROGRAM Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION WILL OPERATE VARIOUS SPECIAL HEAVY EQUIPMENT, PERFORMING TASKS ASSOCIATED WITH LANDFILL OPERATIONS, RIGHT OF-WAY DEBRIS REMOVAL, AND RECYCLING ACTIVITIES. OPERATE TRASH COMPACTOR TO COMPACT CLASS III WASTE AT THE COUNTY LANDFILL. OPERATES AIR CURTAIN INCINERATOR TO BURN YARD DEBRIS. OPERATES KNUCKLEBOOM TRUCK FOR RIGHT OF WAY DEBRIS REMOVAL. OPERATES TRACTORS, DUMP TRUCKS AND CREW TRUCK TO HAUL EQUIPMENT AND STATE INMATES. OPERATES VARIOUS EQUIPMENT SUCH AS CHAIN SAWS, BLOWERS, WEED EATERS, AND PUSH MOWERS ETC. SUPERVISE THE WORK OF STATE INMATES. ANIMAL CONTROL DUTIES MAY BE REQUIRED. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND DRUG SCREENING WILL BE COMPLETED ON SELECTED APPLICANT. Minimum Quali“ cation : Requires a high school diploma or an equivalent and two years of related work experience. Requires knowledge of Florida traf“ c laws, requires basic understanding of safety procedures, the ability to drive and operate the above mentioned equipment. Must possess a valid Florida Commercial Class A or B drivers license with a favorable driving record. Must have the ability to meet the Department of Corrections criteria for certi“ cation as an NON-DC Supervisor of State Inmates. Newly hired employees shall obtain such certi“ cation within 90 days of hiring.The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners is an Equal Opportunity/ Af“ rmative Action/Drug Free Workplace Employer Position Title: EQUIPMENT OPERTORClosing Date: 10/4/2012 Annual Salary: $25,000.00 Contact Person: Fonda Davis, Director Solid Waste, Recycling, & Animal Control Departments 210 State Road 65, Eastpoint, Florida 32328 Phone (850) 670-8167 Bldg Const/TradesCarpenters Helper WantedRemodeling and new construction. Must be physically fit and have transportation. (850) 774-7178 for interview. Sales/Business DevReal Estate Sales AssociateRobinson Real Estate Company is seeking Real Estate Sales Associate experienced with St George Island properties. Call Kathy Robinson (850) 653-7196 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 in the Port St. Joe and Apalachicola areas.Home Instead Senior CareCall Mon-Thur 9-3pm 850-640-1223 or toll free 1-866-301-1919 Web ID#: 34224375 Text FL24375 to 56654 HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESAccepting applications for aFull-time ReservationistGreat benefits. Requires previous sales experience & excellent computer skills.. Schedule varies and includes weekend work. Apply in person 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island Flood Service/Hosp.Best WesternNeeds Front Desk Receptionist & Maintenance ManWeekends Required Come in person to 249 Hwy 98 Apalachicola, FL. from 9am-3pm No phone calls!!! Web ID 34224439 Text FL24439 to 56654 Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. 747-5020 Classified Advertising works hard ...filling the employment needs of area business firms, helping people to meet their prospective employers, helping people buy and sell all kinds of goods and services, and much more! 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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, September 27, 2012 The Times | A17 2088260 RENTALS1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH UNFURNISHED APT LANARK, REMODELED, INC WATER ..........$425 2 BR, 1 BATH UNFURNISHED APT W/D HOOKUP, SMALL PORCH ...................$375 1 BEDROOM, 2 BATH FURNISHED CONDO INCLUDES UTILITIES, MARINA ..................$910 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH FURNISHED HOUSE ON RIVER, DOCK .......................................$1000 OFFICE SPACE ON US 98 CARRABELLE .................................................$500 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comwww. rst tness.com/carrabellePROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS 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 St. GeorgeIsland $175/wk, elec, satellite, garbage incl. Pool tbl. 12’ X 65’ deck. Beautiful view! 850-653-5319 St. George Island 2Br, 1Ba, ground floor apt. Furnished or unfurnished, 12’ x 65’ Deck. $275/wk 850-653-5319 1 BR, CottageH/AC in Apalachicola, Florida. 850-643-7740 Lanark Village3br 2ba home, near water, lg fence yard, $600 mo. 850-545-8813 For Sale By Owner3BR/1BA home in Sumatra on Hwy 65 Newly remodeled. $59,000. Call (850) 670-8135 for details.Text FL24247 to 56654 Apalachicola Lots Block 177 Lot 6, $29,500 Block 150 Lot 4 $25,500 Call 850-597-0217 North Historic District 5th Street building lot. $29,000 obo. 60 x 100. Corner lot. Brokers protected (404) 218-0077 Quitting Racing2 Dragsters, Trailers, Tools, Parts, Pit Bike, Etc. All good stuff!! Call for Details Day: 850-624-5148 Night: 850-265-6466 2008 Harley Davidson Street Glide Anniversay Edition9,700 miles. Copper/ Black. In Excellent condition w/Rinehart Exhaust, Power Commander, ABS, Security, Extra Headlights, 2 Seats, many other options. Always garage kept and well maintaned. Original owner. Only $16,800, sold new for over $27,000.850-723-4642 LOW INTERESTFINANCING Borrow up to 20k and pay $389.00 per mo. at 8% Car Loans, Small Business Loans & Debt Consolidation Bad Credit Ok Call Toll Free: 888-741-9122 Today!! Enclosed Boat/Auto StorageLocked space at Carrabelle Airport, approx 10’x40’. Davis 404-886-2676. Price depends on amount of space needed.Text FL24229 to 56654 Apalachicola: 1 br, 1 ba efficiency Call for information 850-653-6103 Text FL5175 to 56654 Furnished Loft Apt, in historic district. Cbl/wtr incl. 1100 sf, high ceilings, Private entrance and deck. No smoking/ pets. $750/mo. + $750 dep. 850-653-3838 Text FL24949 to 56654 Lanark Village: Clean 2 bedroom, 1 bath, screened porch, AC, 7 months min. $500 monthly + $350. security deposit, references required Pets-will consider. Non smoking. Call: 850-212-2063 Text FL22967 to 56654 Earn While You Learn with the On the Job Training Program If you are unemployed you may be eligible for the Workforce Centers OJT program. On the job training gives you hands on experience in a new job … and employers, OJT helps you save money! For more informaon call (850) 370-0726 An equal opportunity employer/program. Aux iliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilies. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! 747-5020 REPRESENTATIVES will be at the PORT ST. JOE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9 am – 1 pm EST accepting applications for numerous open positions.We offer competitive wages and a comprehensive bene t package including Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses.EOE/Drug Free WorkplaceEASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB… A FUTURE!

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This means you. THE FLU ENDS WITH U E Page 18 Thursday, September 27, 2012 By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Alex Marlowe ran for a 20-yard touchdown run and returned a punt 40 yards for another score to power Liberty County in a 37-6 victory over Franklin County Friday night in a District 4-1A football game. Marlowe nished with three carries for 72 yards for the Bulldogs, who improved to 2-2 and 1-0 in the district. A.J. Palmberg hauled down an 11-yard touchdown reception, Terryal Jenkins raced 11 yards for a touchdown, and Dusty Young added a 7-yard touchdown run for Liberty County, which led 37-0 at halftime, including a quarterback sack in the Franklin County end zone for a safety. The Seahawks managed their lone score in the second half, when junior Dwayne Griggs ran it in. Griggs led the team with 14 yards on 12 attempts, while senior Skyler Hutchinson had 11 yards on seven rushes. Griggs completed three of four passes, for 47 yards, including a 38-yarder to junior Stefan DeVaughn. He threw for one interception. Hutchinson caught the two other passes, for nine yards. Griggs had three kickoff returns for 65 yards, his longest for 27 yards, while DeVaughn had one return for 15 yards. Griggs led the team with eight solo tackles, followed by senior Ladarius Rhodes and sophomore Kelsey Jones each with six. Junior Logan McLeod, and senior Direek Farmer and Hutchinson each had four tackles. Senior Dan Carrino had six punts for 113 yards, his longest for 33 yards. Senior Zack Howze had two onside kickoffs, for 30 yards. Franklin County will attempt to upgrade on its 0-4 season record when they host the Wewa Friday night. The Gators go into the contest with a 1-3 record after their 34-20 league loss to Cottondale. Liberty County downs Seahawks SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Coach Josh Wright, left, stands with his aerial back eld, standing from left, wide receivers Kelsey Jones and Christian Jones, quarterback Logan McLeod, tailback Dwayne Griggs and wide receiver Dan Carrino. Kneeling from left are, wide receivers Thomas Benitez, Cameron White, Cole Wheeler and Stefan DeVaughn. The Lady Seahawks varsity volleyball team had a good week at home, sweeping a doubleheader against West Gadsden and then downing Wewahitchka. The Lady Seahawks hosted West Gadsden on Sept. 20, winning the rst three sets straight in both games. On Monday night against Wewa, the Lady Seahawks won in straight sets, 25-18, 25-20 and 25-22. The girls played amazing! said coach Hilary Stanton. They were working together so well. We were killing the ball left and right. The girls were playing great on offense; we had a total of 24 kills! said Stanton. We also had quite a few tips that took the opponent by surprise. She said she and assistant Tara Kilink were very proud of how the girls worked together. We had great passes that led to great sets, which led to the kill, said Stanton. The junior varsity squad, coached by Joy Carrino, also had success against Wewa, but had to go to three sets in the best two-out-of-three. The team lost the rst 18-25, but came back to win 25-12 and then 15-8 in the nale, with the nal set only played to 15 points. The team faced off against Liberty County Tuesday night, and tonight are home against Class 4-A Godby. On Tuesday, the team hosts Class 4-A Rickards, and then on Wednesday travels to Class 4-A Wakulla. The Lady Seahawks travel to district-rival Blountstown on Thursday, Oct. 4 and then are at home on Tuesday, Oct. 9 against district foe Port St. Joe. By David Adlerstein SEAHAWK VOLLEYBALLERS SWEEP WEWA