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xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM Phone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8036 Circulation: 800-345-8688 DEADLINES FOR NEXT WEEK: School News & Society: 11 a.m. Friday Real Estate Ads: 11 a.m. Thursday Legal Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Display Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Line Ads: 5 p.m. Monday xxxxx Contact Us xxxxx Out to see Index By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com Franklin County has turned to a seasoned hospital executive from Iowa to take over the reins at Weems Memorial Hospital, beginning Monday. By unanimous consent, county commissioners Tuesday morning approved the recommendation of the Weems board of directors to hire Ray Brownsworth, 58, of Sigourney, Iowa. The board on Thursday turned to Brownsworth, who had emerged as No. 2 on the list of 34 people who applied for the job. The top pick decided not to accept Weems initial offer. We have honed it down, and we believe we made a good decision, said Tammi Hardy, Weems board chairman. The board used a series of screening tools tailored for the facility and its needs and made the selection entirely on its own, including interviewing the nalists, Hardy said. Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, which has an afliation agreement with Weems, assisted in the process by advertising the position and gathering and processing the applications. Brownsworth, 54, is expected to make in the neighborhood of $150,000 annually, similar to what was paid his predecessor, Davie Lloyd, who left in late 2011 after fewer than six months on the job. Lloyds interim replacement, Cindy Drapal, Weems chief nursing of cer, had applied for the CEO job but decided to leave her job at the hospital before the interviews. Brownsworth, married to wife, Lori, parents of a son and three By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes lswoboda@star .com The last ferries to navigate Franklin County waters were ferries to the barrier islands. The Spica and Sirius, named for two of the brightest stars in the heavens, allowed development of St. George Island and Dog Island. In 1951, Franklin County voted 1,120 to 34 to build a bridge to St. George Island, facilitating its development as a vacation destination. From 1951 to 1953, the county negotiated with the state road department to develop ferry service to St. George, and around the same time, landowners on Dog Island were trying to establish a ferry service there. In 1953, County Commissioner C.T. Miller traveled with state road of cials traveled to York, Va., on an expedition to shop for ferry boats. He returned and announced the purchase of the Spica, a 40-by-65-foot boat with a 165-horsepower engine and a propeller at each end. The Spica and her sister craft, the Sirius, which was Of ceholders get itty-bitty pay cut By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com It basically comes down to a $7 cut for constitutional of cers next scal year, except for the sheriff, who will lose $8, and the school board, which will lose $2. Thats not per hour, per week or per month. Thats per year. The Florida Legislatures Of ce of Economic and Demographic Research last month released the annual calculations for all 67 counties, which apply to the scal year beginning Oct. 1. Though the practice of having state law set the pay for Florida RAY BROWNSWORTH Brownsworth new Weems CEO STATE ARCHIVES OF FLORIDA | Florida Memory Project The Spica, pictured, and the Sirius allowed the development of St. George Island and Dog Island. LOIS SWOBODA | The Times This sign surfaced in an Apalachicola womans garage. FRANKLINS FERRY TALES: PART 3 2 bright stars guided island passage STATE ARCHIVES OF FLORIDA | Florida Memory Project George Lewis, a Dog Island resident, is pictured with the Elsie M. See FERRY A3 Give cities a say in funding decisions By VALERIE GARMAN 747-5076 | @valeriegarman firstname.lastname@example.org APALACHICOLA Apalachicola has spearheaded a resolution demanding municipalities have some say-so in how Floridas county-bound funds from the RESTORE Act are spent. The resolution, sent to every city in Floridas eight counties disproportionately affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, outlines support for a distribution formula to give municipalities control of how the dollars are spent. We want to make sure the cities have some say-so, said Apalachicola City Administrator Betty Taylor-Webb There are several cities that have it on their agendas for discussion but have not taken action yet. Apalachicola and Carrabelle each adopted the resolution, as has Parker in Bay County. Mexico Beach RESTORE ACT RESOLUTION: See WEEMS A5 See RESTORE A14 See PAY CUT A3 Win over Wewa, A9 VOL. 127 ISSUE 23 Thursday, October 4, 2012 Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . . A6 Faith . . . . . . . A7 Outdoors . . . . . A8 Tide Chart . . . . . A8 Sports . . . . . . A9 Classi eds . . . A11-A13 Black Bear Festival Saturday in Carrabelle Carrabelles fourth annual Forgotten Coast Black Bear Festival will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Sands Park. Speakers will talk about bear biology, radio collaring, tracking bears and living with Florida wildlife. Other activities at the free event include a vehicle tour into bear habitat, exhibits, kids events and crafts, shing demos and a walking tour exploring wild owers in Tates Hell State Forest. For more info, call festival coordinator Allen Loyd at 727823-3888. Marine lab hosts regatta Saturday From noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, the Florida State University Coastal & Marine Lab, 3618 Coastal Highway 98 in St. Teresa, will host an unusual regatta, the object simply to stay a oat. The Whatever Floats Your Boat regatta will enable visitors to watch costumed boat crews topple over or slowly sink into St. George Sound on their homemade crafts. The regatta can be viewed for free from shoreline vantage points, but be sure to bring a chair/blanket. Available prizes are two $50 West Marine gift cards and two $50 Walmart gift cards, to be awarded to the four winning teams. For more info, contact Capt. Rosanne Weglinski at email@example.com or telephone 697-2069. Day of Soccer to be Saturday The newly created Franklin County Youth Soccer League will host a Day of Soccer on Saturday at D.W. Wilson Field in Apalachicola. The league has 10 Apalachicola teams, and one each in Eastpoint and Carrabelle, for ages 4 to 14. The rst game is at 10 a.m. and the last game begins at 2 p.m. For more info, call Betty Sasnett at 653-7598. Spohrer to give slide lecture Saturday John Spohrer Jr. will give a slide presentation based on the photography in his new book, The Seasons of Apalachicola, at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water St. For information, call 323-0176.
A2 | The Times Thursday, October 4, 2012 This means you. THE FLU ENDS WITH U E Interested in quitting tobacco? Please come to our upcoming Tools to Quit session because NOW is the best time to quit. When: Thursday, October 25 th 2012 Time: 5:00 P.M. Where: George E. Weems Memorial Hospital, 135 Avenue G, Apalachicola, FL 32320 For more information, please contact Calandra Portalatin at (850) 224-1177 or firstname.lastname@example.org E N D Y O UR DEPEN D ENCE O N T O B ACCO Handle Your Triggers Quit Options Highly Addictive Tobacco! Let U s Help You on Your Quit Journey! FREE Nicotine Patches Available to Participants The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce. Arrests in this report were made by of cers from the Apalachicola Police Department (APD), 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. 26 Isaac Diaz, 47, Apalachicola, workers compensation fraud (FCSO) Christopher G. Enloe, 37, Valdosta, Ga., violation of probation (FCSO) Sept. 27 Mary S. Gilbert, 50, Alligator Point, Leon County warrant for violation of probation (FCSO) Robert L. Bannerman, 59, Bald Point, cultivation of marijuana, and a Pinellas County warrant for failure to appear (FCSO) Sept. 28 Dwain R. Weston, 42, Seminole, DUI and driving while license suspended or revoked (CPD) Sept. 29 Joel H. Parnell, 47, Carrabelle, DUI (CPD) David D. Hartman, 34, Eastpoint, criminal mischief (FCSO) Sept. 30 Shane Z. Creamer, 27, Apalachicola, disorderly intoxication (APD) Oct. 1 Arnoldo J. Galvan, 19, Carrabelle, violation of probation (FCSO) Robert A. Hill, Jr., 22, Apalachicola, grand theft, dealing in stolen property and violation of probation (APD) Jennifer M. Monroe, 32, Eastpoint, violation of probation (APD) Arrest REPORT By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Tim Turner, former director of Franklin County Emergency Management, was indicted last month by a federal grand jury in Montgomery, Ala., for a series of tax crimes stemming from his proclaiming himself president of a sovereign citizen group. The jury in the Middle District of Alabama on Sept. 18 charged James Timothy Turner, 56, of Ozark, Ala., with conspiracy to defraud the United States, attempting to pay taxes with ctitious nancial instruments, attempting to obstruct and impede the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), failing to le a 2009 federal income tax return, and falsely testifying under oath in a bankruptcy proceeding, announced the Justice Department, the IRS, and the FBI in a joint news release. According to the indictment, Turner, the self-proclaimed president of the sovereign citizen group Republic for the united States of America, (RuSA) conducted seminars at which he taught attendees how to le retaliatory liens against government of cials and to defraud the IRS by preparing and submitting ctitious bonds to the U.S. government in payment of federal taxes. Turner is alleged to have attempted to pay his own taxes with a ctitious $300 million bond and to have assisted others in attempting to pay their taxes with ctitious bonds purporting to be worth amounts ranging from $10 million to $100 billion. An indictment merely alleges that a crime has been committed, and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If convicted, Turner faces a maximum of 164 years in federal prison, a maximum ne of $2.35 million and mandatory restitution. On Monday, Magistrate Judge Wallace Capel ruled that because Turner is a ight risk, he will be held in custody. A trial date in March 2013 has been set. At Mondays detention hearing, prosecutors argued Turner had a plan to ee the country, likely on a private jet, because of his inability to secure a passport. The case is being prosecuted by Justin Gelfand of the Justice Departments Tax Division and Middle District of Alabama Assistant U.S. Attorney Gray Borden. While earlier court lings have suggested Turner has ties to violent sovereign groups across the country, no evidence was presented at Mondays hearing that he was violent, and the court found he was not a danger to the community. Turner, who has led papers with the court attesting that he does not money to hire a lawyer, was appointed a lawyer by the court, Daleville, Ala. defense attorney Everett Urech. For much of the hearing, Turner acted as his own lawyer, questioning witnesses while Urech observed. At the hearings end, Turner again asked that Urech remain as his appointed counsel. Prosecutors allege that RuSA was created to serve as a shadow government, complete with its own court system. To serve RuSAs law enforcement needs, it created a militant outreach of rangers who prosecutors say had the ability to execute arrest warrants to imprison those it targeted, and to use force, if necessary, under its own sovereign law. Court records indicate that Turner and several others mailed out a warrant of their own making in March 2010 to Alabama Governor Bob Riley, calling on him to resign within three days of its receipt, and to direct the IRS to stop investigating of RuSA. Defense witnesses told the court Monday that RuSA has approximately 20,000 members in North America, but that number has not been independently veri ed. In addition, testimony surfaced that Turner planned to recruit rangers from other militia groups. TIM TURNER Tim Turner indicted for tax crimes Law Enforcement BILL MILLER REALTY 850-697-3751 (3310) 570-0658 400 + COMM. U.S. 98 & GULF ADJ. 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Local The Times | A3 Thursday, October 4, 2012 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). 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THIS IS A PUBLIC MEETING AND TWO OR MORE FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY ATTEND. purchased later, were built to run across Hudson River in New York, an eight-minute straight shot. The much longer run between Franklin Countys barrier islands and the mainland required the operator to steer around obstacles such as oyster bars, so the ferries were not ideal for the task, but the expertise of local boatmen overcame the dif culties. You had to lock off the front rudder, and that made it hell to steer, said Joe Barber, who piloted both the Spica and the Sirius. You were pushing that front propeller through the water, which made the boat zigzag. Most people overwork the wheel when they steer a boat; you couldnt do that to the ferry. Some of the boat men from Apalachicola would come over on the ferry, and wed let them in the boat house. Theyd tell us what an easy job we had, so wed let them hold the wheel. They stopped talking after that. At rst, the Spica served both Dog Island and St. George Island. She would run to Dog Island for two days, then take a day to travel west and run to St. George for two days. The boatman got one day off a week. Initially, the Spica was piloted by Marion Wing, son of Capt. Andy Wing, and Buddy Robinson. Later, Joe Barber took over Robinsons job. When Wing left the ferry, Barber became captain. When the Sirius was purchased, the Spica remained at Dog Island fulltime, and the new boat took over the service to St. George Island. Carol McLeod captained the Sirius, with David Marchant as engineer. When Marchant left, Barber took his place and worked with McLeod for a number of years. In 1960, the cost of a ferry crossing was 75 cents, Barber said, but it later went up to $1 per car and driver and 25 cents for each additional passenger. When you returned to the mainland, you paid again. The ferries were bigger than Capt. Wings, but so were the cars. Each boat was designed to hold nine vehicles, but Barber said he squeezed on as many as 12. Lots of people drove Volkswagens in the early 60s. Most travelers on the ferry were tourists, landowners and, on the weekends, Tallahassee realtors and prospective clients. Waterfront lots on St. George were $2,500. By this time, Milton Kelly and his brother were running the Spica. Both were uncles to Barbers wife, Erma, and Barber sometimes relieved one or the other and helped with the Dog Island run. Because there were now two crews on the Sirius, each got three days on and three days off. In the winter, the Sirius made four trips a day, but in the summer, that swelled to six or more. The ferrymen often shopped or ran errands for islanders and sometimes made special runs with freight. Barber remembers transporting a house that had been cut in two with a chainsaw. Information conduit Because it was the main route on and off the island, the ferry crews knew a great deal about what went on there. Delores Cassel wrote a society/gossip column about island goings on called Im Sirius. There were a number of adventures during the thousands of crossings made by the Sirius and Spica. On one occasion, Barber remembers standing in the cabin of the Sirius when he heard someone shouting for help. He looked around but saw nobody until he looked over the side and found an oysterman who had gone overboard after suffering a heart attack. Barber got him aboard and took him to the ferrys truck at the Eastpoint dock and on to Weems. Later, the mans entire family came and thanked the ferryman. On a run to Dog Island, Barber watched an airplane hit a power line near the ferry dock when trying to land. When the pilot tried to launch again, the wire again caught him and stood the plane on its nose. The pilot and his 9year-old son were hanging in the cockpit by seat belts, with gasoline pouring over the smoldering engine of the plane directly below them. Barber and his engineer dragged them free. I was just sure it was going to burst into ames, he said. And there wouldnt have been anything we could do. Later the Spica ferried the airplane with its wings removed back to the mainland. People appreciated the ferry crews, and return customers often brought a bushel of apples or potatoes or some other gift. In the lull between passages, Barber said he often harvested some oysters and from time to time shared them with passengers. He also shed with a cast net during his breaks. In 1965, four months before the completion of the Bryant Patton Bridge, McLeod was offered a job with an electronics rm on Eglin Air Force Base. Barber took over as captain for the remaining months. The islanders greeted me with a big banner on my rst trip that said, Welcome Captain Barber. he said. The story of the island ferries is not all sunshine and roses. In January 1983, the Spica, by now controlled by the county, was sold to a Massachusetts rm that converted it to a tour boat offering supper cruises in Boston Harbor. The boat fetched $44,000, which was placed into a fund to provide a new ferry for Dog Island. In the interim, Raymond Williams, who captained the Spica in her last days, offered a taxi service at a cost of $10 round-trip or $6 one-way. He also offered $50 charters to the island for up to six passengers. On Aug. 31, 1983, Dog Islanders led suit against the county charging that the lack of ferry service devalued their land. The Dog Island Conservation District used the money from the sale of the Spica to buy a surplus landing craft mechanized dubbed the Elsie M by islanders. Williams operated this boat, too, which he described as a freight boat. Under the settlement with the county, the Elsie M was used to transport garbage off the island for disposal at no charge. Cars and trucks could be transported to Dog Island as well, but generally, a used vehicle was carried across and left in place for the use of a landowner and only returned to the mainland when it no longer could be repaired. Passengers, except for a single driver, were forbidden on the Elsie M. Williams ran a six-person passenger boat, the Ruby B, to transport people to Dog Island. Williams said the largest loads he carried to the island were Florida Power trucks to install or repair power lines. He remembers parking four trucks along the outside of the landing craft and one truck with a trailer loaded with poles in the center. The poles extended far beyond the stern. Williams said he never lost a load off his vessel, but dogs, especially retrievers, had to be carefully monitored during the crossing. FERRY from page A1 county of cials started with the Constitution of 1885, Florida lawmakers ended the need for frequent legislative action in 1973, when they authorized the salary compensation formula that was the precursor to its present form. The formula is based in large part on a countys population. Franklin County, with 11,527 people, nds itself in the smallest of the population groupings. Only Liberty and Lafayette counties are smaller, each with about 3,000 fewer people. The formula begins with a base salary and then multiplies it by a series of modi ers to get the eventual pay. Incoming Sheriff Mike Mock, the highest paid of the countys ve constitutional of cers, will make $99,291, $8 less than the $99,299 per year Sheriff Skip Shiver made this past year. Clerk of Court Marcia Johnson and Tax Collector Jimmy Harris, each re-elected without opposition, and incoming Property Appraiser Rhonda Skipper, who succeeds Doris Pendleton, each will make $90,696, $7 less than the $90,703 salaries in place this year. The ve county commissioners each will be paid $25,028 next year, once again $7 less than the $25,035 the job paid this year. The ve school board members will make $24,006, $2 less than the $24,208 in the pay envelopes this year. Superintendent Nina Marks, also reelected without opposition, will see a salary of $90,696 in the coming year, $7 less than she made this year. School salaries began July 1, with the start of the school districts scal year. Select county constitutional of cers are eligible to receive a special quali cation salary of up to $2,000 added to their formula-based salary, if the of cer successfully completes the required certi cation program. Certi cation programs are offered to the clerks of circuit court, sheriffs, supervisors of elections, property appraisers, tax collectors and elected school superintendents. The salaries of Floridas elected state ofcials and full-time members of commissions are not set by a statutory salary formula but are set annually in the General Appropriations Act. None of these have changed this year. Circuit Court Judge Angela Dempsey will continue to be paid $142,178 per year and County Court Judge Van Russell $134,280. The winner of the race between State Attorney Willie Meggs and Republican challenger Pete Williams would make $150,077, the same pay rate as Public Defender Nancy Daniels. Salaries for all members of the Florida Senate and House members are $29,697 each. PAY CUT from page A1 JOE BARBER
R U SMARTER THAN A FIFTH GRADER? Franklin County student Mikalin Huckeba, in photo at right, took home rst prize (a savings bank, of course) for knowing the most answers to questions like these: According to Ben, if you saved a penny, what did you also do? How were Poor Richard and Silence Dogood connected to Ben Franklin? It wasnt Nike, it was Franklin who said, There are no gains without what? The city of Apalachicola was designed to be like Franklins hometown of ___________? Complete this Franklin quote: If you lie down with dogs, you get up with _____? Rich men could buy books, but anyone could read in Philadelphia because Ben Franklin created what free institution? Complete this Franklin quote: Eat to live, not live to _____. What do you have to do to be healthy, wealthy and wise, according to Franklin? According to Ben, how long did it take for sh and visitors to smell? With which two k objects did Franklin test his ideas about lightning and electricity? No place in politics for intimidation Congratulations are in order. The forces of intolerance, bullying and suppression of opposing points of view appear to be gaining the upper hand. At least here in Franklin County. I am referring to those who would act to deny those who have different political points of view to express those views. Speci cally the freedom to express their support for the reelection of President Obama. I placed an Obama Biden yard sign by the road in front of my house. It lasted a few days before it disappeared. I replaced it with another. Not long thereafter I was returning home and saw that someone had apparently run the sign over. I straightened the bent metal, slipped the plastic sign back over the frame and again placed it in front of my house. Two days later I saw that it was gone. So OK maybe some young folks were just having a little fun. I wish that were the case. As I go around Franklin County talking to people and advocate for the reelection of the president, I nd many persons who agree with me and intend to vote for the president. While I nd that encouraging, what is discouraging is the number of them who refuse to place yard signs, put bumper stickers on their cars or heaven forbid go door-to-door to canvass for the president. They tell me that they are afraid of reprisals from their neighbors. What a sorry position we nd ourselves in when we are afraid to express ourselves because of the intolerance and bullying of our fellow citizens. A constant barrage of negative talk radio hosts, lies and half-truths spread on the Internet, unfair and unbalanced news programming, not to mention some of what passes for political dialogue from those in positions of authority, are having an effect. If the desired effect is to create enough disregard for the freedoms of those who disagree with us to create an atmosphere of fear and intimidation preventing those views from being expressed, then congratulations. It seems that the tactic is working. Carl Updyke Carrabelle Southerland a friend to all shermen Representative Steve Southerland is a sport sherman and he is the best friend every shermen has ever had in Congress. Capt. Jim Clements is a commercial sherman who doesnt like sharing the Gulf sheries with us Sports. The reality is that Steve Southerland recognizes the value of both shers and he has supported the interests of both commercial and sport shers with a balanced approach for the rst time. The fact that PETA and Ocean Lovers and other Preservationist organizations with feel good names give our congressman a bad report card makes Representative Southerland deserving of a Blue Ribbon in my book! I support Rep. Steve Southerlands balanced approach, dont you? Major Alan Lamarche, Retired Assistant Chief of Law Enforcement Florida Game and Fish Commission County commissioners show lack of leadership Yes! The county commissioners voting for the new budget are a disgrace to Franklin County! And, contrary to commissioner Sanders, this is not due to their education, not due to their nancial status and not due to their family history. Rather, it is due to their lack of scal responsibility, lack of backbone to make hard decisions and lack of leadership! An across-the-board cut of at least 2 percent or even 3 percent would prevent any tax increase. The cuts would be equally shared, services would be reduced, but no employees need be terminated. However, the commissioners, in their failure to exercise any leadership judgment, have cherry-picked their budget items to satisfy select constituencies and in some cases shown complete disinterest in the process. Instead, they have burdened across-theboard cuts to every family in the county. Families will now have to cut their food budgets, their back-to-school clothing and supplies budgets, their slim if any recreational budgets all because the county commission lacked the backbone to make necessary budget cuts. Every family in the county the single mother with children, the senior citizen on a xed income, the distressed seafood workers and all the others now has to cut its budget to come up with the extra hundred(s) of dollars to meet the inability of the county commissioners to cut spending. This, my fellow citizens, is the real disgrace of Franklin County! John Hitron Carrabelle By MARY WESTBERG Special to the Times Editors note: The following column is in tribute to Christopher Columbus, whose exploration of the New World 520 years ago will be commemorated Monday. This allegory is a commemorating story to honor the memory of Christopher Columbus and the extreme hardships he suffered on the near fatal voyage that made history when he proved the earth was round and discovered America Oct. 12, 1492. It started as a childish question that developed, as Chris grew in intelligence, into a full-grown obsession to prove the earth was round, and shatter the myth that death awaited beyond the horizon in the abyss for foolhardy sailors who dared to take the risk. In a matter of time, his untested theory created a commotion of negative emotions, as a suicidal notion that caught the attention of Spains shrewd-thinking Queen Isabella, into a plan to explore new land to add to her domain, and glorify her name. The queen summoned Chris to the palace for more information on rumors circulating about his risky exploration. He left with the queens permission to explore new territory to acquire for Spains growing empire, in exchange for nancing his dream. He hastily threw his roaming belongings into a duf e bag, and completed the list of 87 rum-dumb sailors he could enlist, to crew his three ships, the Nina, Pinta and the Santa Maria. They loaded cargo aboard and sailed off into the mist from the Spanish port Palos on his mystery trip. Many long days of sailing, raging storms and no land anywhere put them in a perilous plight. With no end in sight, fear for their lives plagued him day and night. In the shadow of death at the mercy of the ocean, he raised his hands toward heaven seeking help from a Higher Power. Suddenly, through tears in his eyes, he saw birds in the sky, a good sign land was nearby. With renewed faith in divine revelation, he continued on toward an unknown destination. After many days with no wind in the sails, and his spirits minus zero on the scales, he discovered a strip of land off starboard side that may be their only hope to survive, and save them from the fate of a watery grave. As they approached it was a heart-breaking sight to see; the barren, rock-bound island was un t for their family. In desperation they huddled together for consultation to reassess their situation. Without hesitation, after a prayer for strength and determination, they stayed the course on uncharted waters, and an uncertain fate, for some sign of civilization in Gods creation. Many grueling days later, it appeared during a rising tide of frustration, and it wasnt a gment of imagination; it was an expanse of land with coconut trees as far as the eye could see. As they sailed along the warm, sunny coast, it looked like the Promised Land, a perfect paradise with lots of food to eat to relieve the hunger they had endured for weeks. It was a blessing beyond belief, and he gured the Israelites felt the same way after 40 years of grumbling and wandering in the wilderness, to cross over Jordan to possess the land owing with milk and honey. They scrambled overboard and saw a congregation of pelicans, amingos and alligators had already established squatters rights when they reached shore. He was overwhelmed with fatigue and relief when his feet stepped on dry land again after 70 days of battling natures wrath on the sea. Tears of gratitude ran down his face as he kneeled in the customary manner of his faith, to give thanks for Gods grace, to end his journey of deprivation and misery, in a land of plenty, with all of lifes sustaining needs. To celebrate their success, they drew the last drop of rum from the dregs that remained, and drank a toast to the grand nale of his lifelong dream. In the waning strength of near starvation, they prepared a feast of food from the land that looked like the Garden of Eden, and ate their ll of the rst full meal they had eaten in many weeks. After they ate, and before he closed his eyes for a restful nights sleep, he looked up at the moonlit sky and knew God was still on his throne, because he had saved them from doom. The reward for the hardships they suffered was the inner peace and assurance that soothed his weary body like a healing balm to know the Lord would continue to bless them on their return trip home. By WILLIAM MATTOX Special to the Times A small schoolhouse along Floridas forgotten coast may seem like an unlikely place for a big idea to be born anew. But the fth graders at the Franklin County School did something earlier this year that got the attention of Florida Gov. Rick Scott and a number of other state leaders. They celebrated thrift. And they did so in a most appropriate fashion by playing a quiz game about Americas foremost thrift advocate, Benjamin Franklin. Co-hosted by fth grade teacher Melanie Humble and Ben Franklin re-enactor Lloyd Wheeler, the quiz game featured a number of questions about Franklins life and wise sayings. And it helped launch a statewide initiative to revive an appreciation for a timehonored idea that has been largely forgotten in recent years. Mention the word thrift today and youre apt to get a blank stare or instructions on where to nd the nearest used clothing store frequented by hipsters and homeschoolers. But the word thrift actually has a rich history in American life and a far more robust meaning than many people imagine. In America, the concept was rst popularized in Poor Richards Almanack and The Way to Wealth by Franklin. He believed Americans ought to be industrious and frugal not just to facilitate upward mobility, but also because economic dependency and chronic debt hinders ones freedom. More recently, social reformers in the early 20th century celebrated Thrift Week every January (to coincide with Franklins birthday) as a way of encouraging the wise use of economic resources. Since the word thrift comes from the same root as thriving, these reformers saw the thrift ethic working hard, saving for unforeseen needs, and giving generously to others as a key to human ourishing. Sadly, Americas thrift ethic has declined in recent years. Social historian Barbara Dafoe Whitehead reports that the term thrift is rarely associated with industriousness anymore. And frugality (which comes from the same root as fruitfulness) remains a foreign word to many in our day, especially government of cials in Washington. Thankfully, the John Templeton Foundation is seeking to reverse these trends. In recent months, a number of Templeton-funded thrift education programs have been launched. Some leading public of cials including the Democratic mayor of Philadelphia and the Republican governor of Florida have issued Thrift Week proclamations. And a supplemental thrift curriculum, All About the Benjamins, has reached thousands of students In addition, students all over the state are now playing, R U Smarter than a Franklin County 5th Grader? The quiz game, an expanded version of the one rst played by Melanie Humbles students, was played at a Constitution Day program at the Orlando Science Center, and by four Miami schools as part of a Celebrate Freedom Week commemoration. And a number of other schools have expressed an interest in playing the quiz game during Thrift Week celebrations next January. The quiz game certainly seems tting for these special commemorations. After all, Ben Franklin and other founders considered it important for Americans to have both political freedom (from tyrannical rulers) and economic freedom (from chronic debt and dependency). And just as the future of our republic depends on a renewed appreciation for Americas founding principles, the future of the American dream depends on the revival of a forgotten idea that students along Floridas forgotten coast recently rediscovered: thrift! William Mattox is a resident fellow at the James Madison Institute and a member of the board of contributors at USA TODAY. 5th-graders help revive Bens ideas Through uncharted waters to a land of plenty USPS 027-600 Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 Opinion A4 | The Times Thursday, October 4, 2012 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Apalachicola Times P.O. 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The Keokuk County hospital also has an af liation with the University of Iowa Hospital Systems and a level IV Trauma Care Center. Brownsworth served as Keokuk County CEO from October 2007 until January 2012, when the hospitals board of trustees voted to terminate his contract. Weems ofcials said he was upfront in his interview with the philosophical differences that had led to his leaving the hospital and said they were con dent he had the enthusiasm and experience to do well at Weems. Before assuming the top job at the Keokuk County hospital, Brownsworth worked for ve years at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center board, where he held the post of vice president of general services. In March 2007, he and another hospital administrator were let go as part of a restructuring plan the Ottumwa regional CEO said at the time was a way to better align expenses with revenue. These are friends and colleagues, excellent people, he told the Ottumwa Courier. We just dont have the revenue to support those positions. A native of Enid, Okla., Brownsworth earned a bachelors degree in wildlife ecology research from Oklahoma State University in 1980. In 1998, he earned a masters in business administration in health services administration from the University of Dallas. Challenges to face Brownsworths arrival at Weems comes at a time the hospital is continuing to make headway on ongoing nancial challenges. In his report at Thursdays board meeting, Comptroller Steve Lanier reported that Weems had caught up on about $350,000 in monies it owed for past salary payments TMH had made to Weems chief executive of cer and chief nursing of cer. Those two positions are the only two Weems jobs on the TMH payroll; the rest of the employees receive their paychecks from an employee leasing agency. All of Weems labor costs are paid for out of the hospitals operating revenue. Lanier said Weems has repaid TMH about $254,000 since April after being 14 months behind in that payment and now owes the Tallahassee health care system about $103,000. Lanier said Weems continues to make regular payments on $600,000 in loans it received several years ago from the Governors Of ce of Tourism, Trade & Economic Development. He said one of the loans has a $117,857 balance and the other $128,571, with plans to complete the payments by summer 2015. Weems had a net loss of $107,677 in August, stemming from operation of the hospital, ambulance service and Weems East clinic, Lanier said. But, for the scal year ending Sept. 30, Weems has $945,464 in net income, Lanier said. This is because the hospital receives about $1.9 million in support from direct county subsidy, sales tax revenues and capital improvement monies, he said. The county meets its state mandate by giving Weems about $42,000 a month in ad valorem tax proceeds to operate the ambulance service and $10,000 per month to operate Weems East. The rest of the $1.8 million come from the health care sales tax. Before any subsidy, we will have a net loss of $935,000 through Aug. 31, Lanier said. He reported that as of Sept. 19, Weems had $183,996 in its operating account, $359,261 in its money market account and $7.2 million in the health care sales tax trust fund for capital improvements. Lanier said the hospital has collected 43 percent, a strong percentage, of its $14.2 million in accounts receivables, for a net of $6.1 million. He said Weems has an average daily patient census of 3.5 patients, and that Weems East is seeing 25 patients per day on average, or about 612 per month. Self pay comprises 52 percent of hospital and clinic visits, while commercial insurance covers 25 percent of visits, Medicare 10 percent and the rest Medicaid and other payors. The county commissions plan passed last week to recoup $100,000 from Weems for what was estimated to be $1.2 million the hospital owes the county was not warmly received by the Weems board of director. I was blindsided by this, said Homer MacMillan, a Weems board member, later softening his words to say he and the entire board had been caught unaware of the plan by the county to slightly lower its millage rate by recouping monies owed by Weems. I respect the countys investment, but before we can commit to a payment, I want to know what we owe, MacMillan said. After the initial shock of it all, Im curious where it comes from, Hardy said. This is the worst time for us. We were never aware there was a $1.5 million debt to the county. Commission Chair Pinki Jackel, who outlined the countys decision to the Weems board, said the commissioners are aware of the need to maintain a good working relationship with Weems. We would like to see the hospital work towards chipping that debt down, she said. Were all holding hands together. There needs to be a good feeling, Jackel said. Itll be OK. Well work with you with goodwill. As far as the bookkeeping goes, well work it out. Since last weeks meetings, Erin Grif th, the countys assistant nance director, has been reviewing the records, and it appears that about $1.2 million is owed, dating back to late 2005 and 2006. DasSee Community Health Systems, the previous private sector operator, pulled out at the end of 2005, and an interim hospital manager, Blackhawk Healthcare LLC, was brought in in 2006 to run the hospital before it was eventually taken over by the county. Alan Pierce, county director of administrative services, said much of this roughly $1.2 million debt stems from the county having to make payroll on at least two occasions, as well as costs associated with Medicare and Medicaid programs. DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times TMH administrator Geri Forbes, left, who has served in an advisory role with Weems, will leave her post and become the new CEO of Doctors Hospital in Perry. Weems board member Nick Yonclas, right, is set to step down from the board when his term ends later this year. MASONS ADOPT FIRST-GRADE CLASSROOM SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Apalachicola Lodge 76 Free and Accepted Masons chose Sarah Brown, rst-grade teacher at Franklin County School, to receive sponsorship this year by helping her class with school supplies. Brown has worked at Franklin County Schools for 18 years and went way beyond the call of duty this year by volunteering to be the Seahawks varsity cheerleading sponsor. She has put in extra hours working with the girls and traveling to and from games. It can only bene t our students to have these supplies available, Brown said. They are greatly appreciated. In the top row are Brown, center, with lodge representatives Michael Shuler, left, and Carl Pap Duncan. Bottom row, from left, are Lynzi Kelley, Aniyah Rivera and Clayton Kelley. WEEMS from page A1
A6 | The Times Thursday, October 4, 2012 On Sept. 16, the Philaco Womans Club met for their annual membership tea, hosted by Elaine Kozlowsky in her South Bayshore home. About 40 ladies were in attendance, including membership candidates Pat Gore, Kate Aguiar, Sandi Hengle, Bonnie Fulmer and Clarice Powell. The meeting was presided over by Ginny Griner, vice president elect. In the course of the meeting, past president Marilyn Hogan gave a brief history of the Philaco club, which was founded May 14, 1896, as the Womens Reading Club of Apalachicola. In 1902, when members decided to take up public service, the name was changed to Philaco, an acronym for the Greek words for brotherly love, hospitality and dignity. Philaco was instrumental in the establishment of the Apalachicola Municipal Library. Philaco supports causes including conservation, education, womens health and welfare, outreach to the elderly and military overseas and historic preservation. The theme for the 201213 club season is A bridge to our future, with special emphasis on education. New ofcers are President Jackie Bell, First Vice President Ginny Griner, Second VicePresident J. Ann Cowles, Treasurer Bonnie Barnaby, Recording Secretary Heather Guidry and Corresponding Secretary Adele Colston. To view a gallery of the 2012 membership tea, visit www.ApalachTimes.com. By Lois Swoboda By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes email@example.com About 35 people gath ered Sept. 26 to assess the resources available in Franklin County and be yond, to aid seafood work ers affected by the failure of the oyster shery in Apalachicola Bay. The meeting was called by the unmet needs com mittee of the nonprot Franklins Promise Coali tion, comprising service providers, churches and other institutions. Joe Taylor, director of Franklins Promise, said the current environmental and economic emergency is a crisis that isnt exactly like anything weve ever had before 40 percent (of workers in the county) are affected by the sher ies crisis that has been declared by the county and governor. Franklins Promise is trying to bring together everyone whos interested in helping with this crisis and determine a long-term strategy for the situation, Taylor said. Something like an economic failure like the sheries is going to have a huge ripple effect. Today we wanted to get ev erybody together to assess who is falling through the cracks and what resources are available. Jennifer and Chris Mil lender represented the Franklin County Seafood Workers Association. Taylor congratulated the seafood workers on nd ing voice collectively. We are the front line, said Jennifer Millender. Im humbled to see ev erybody here. Our door is always open. Taylor introduced Carrabelle Cares Direc tor Tamara Allen as the chair of the unmet needs committee. I have wanted Carra belle to be at the table for a long time, she said. Peo ple in Carrabelle and the east end said, Those peo ple in Apalachicola dont care about the east end of the county, but I know thats not true. Recently I have become aware that there is even more need in Eastpoint than in Carra belle. I want to reach out to Eastpoint and help. In addition to Carra belle Cares, the St. George Island Civic Club, Trin ity Episcopal Church and Franklin County Health Department and Emergen cy Management all sent representatives. A few attendees offered promises of tangible help. Jim Bellasbach, from the Panama City ofce of the Capital Area Communi ty Agency, said he could of fer help with some heating bills, but that program was funded by the federal gov ernment and there were specic rules to qualify for the aid. Homer McMillan, pas tor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Carrabelle, pledged $1,000 from the Apalachee Baptist As sociation and $1,000 from the Carrabelle Ministerial Council. He said he was seeking donations and hoped to assemble 1,000 new sets of bedding before cold weather sets in. Sister Jeanne Drea, cochairman of the Franklins Promise board with Bill Mahan, said she continues to do community outreach for St. Patricks Catholic Church. She said she and her support staff would be doing agency things like lling out forms during the crisis. My whole life has been taking care of this situa tion or that situation and making things better for people, she said. Taylor said Americas Second Harvest would provide extra food during the crisis. He said supplies would be available from the Franklin County Food Pantry at the former Apala chicola High School Clarice Powell, a spokes woman for the pantry said food is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily but said there could be problems securing Second Harvest food deliveries. There is no food to pur chase from Second Har vest, she said. I guess theyre sending it to other emergencies. Especially meat is in short supply. Right now wed rather have the donation of food, especially any kind of meat, than money. The supply from Second Harvest just is not there. We would love to have canned meat of any kind. Powell said they can also accept fresh meat or sh because they now have freezers purchased with a donation from the Knights of Columbus. On Monday, the Food Pantry received a large do nation of cat and dog food from PetSmart Charities through the efforts of the Tallahassee ASPCA, which will be available those af fected by the economic crisis. Karen Martin of the Franklin County Animal Shelter said she hopes knowing food is available for pets will discourage people from abandon ing or surrendering their animals. Taylor said Bay Aid, a subsidiary of Franklins Promise, is offering a new initiative called A Hand Up to help pay electric bills. He said displaced seafood workers who complete a screening and qualify can exchange volunteer hours for help with electric util ity payments. Participants who accept money and do not complete their volun teer hours will be ineligible for more assistance. Taylor said the pro gram seeks to keep dis placed workers involved in the community and networking. Other agencies offered hope of long-term aid for seafood workers. President Jim Kerley of Gulf Coast State College pledged to provide more career train ing opportunities within the county. We want to help and give hope and opportu nity, Kerley said. We would like to bring in new types of industry and help people start their own businesses. Loretta Costin, new di rector of the Gulf/Franklin campus said she met with administrators at Weems Memorial Hospital earlier in the day. Representatives of Gulf Coast Workforce promised they would identify folks who can document they made their living off the bay and were employed there long-term and try to help those people gain work experience through both internships and traditional classroom training. They said Workforce can provide funding for books for train ees and sometimes help with car repairs, car pay ments and the cost of work uniforms for people transi tioning to a new career. Emergency Man agement Director Pam Brownell suggested Frank lins Promise and the Food Pantry investigate grants from Walmart Feeds Amer ica. She also said Best Choice box tops on store brand IGA products can be redeemed for cash by notfor-prot agencies. I have just been going online searching for any thing that might help, she said. Brownell said at Thurs days meeting FEMA will not reopen the Disaster Recovery Center for Tropi cal Storm Debby here and will not open an ofce to help with the situation in the bay because it is not a declared emergency. She said it is still possible to ll out a request for FEMA aid if your home or business was destroyed in Debby. As individual self-em ployed oysterman, you are going to have to come up with documentation that you are unemployed and what you would have made if you were working, Brownell said. Those seek ing aid also must demon strate they had a reason for not applying earlier like being hospitalized or in jail when the FEMA ofce was open. SHIRLIE! Shirlie is a 4 month old Basset mix. She has the body and feet of a Basset but her ears are a little shorter and her coloring is unique. She is simply adorable! We dont have many Bassets come to the Adoption Center but when we do, they are adopted quickly so dont delay! Surely Shirlie is the one for you! VO L UNT EERS ARE D ES P ERA T EL Y N EE D E D TO S O CIALI Z E ALL OF OU R DOG S A ND CA T S 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 F ranklin County Humane Society at 244 State Road 65 in Eastpoint. Y ou may logon to the website at www.forgottenpets.org to see more of our adoptable pets. PET OF THE WEEK Franklin County Humane Society Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business Bankruptcy Over 30 Years Legal Experience 850-670-3030 bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information Aubrey Rafeld to turn 1 Aubrey Gracelyn Rafeld will celebrate her 1st birthday on Saturday, Oct. 6. She is the daughter of Rodney Rafeld and Kimberly Denney of Eastpoint and little sister to Jacob and Kassidy. Paternal grandparents are Verdell Haddock of Eastpoint and the late Rodney Rafeld Sr. Maternal grandparents are Donna Motes and James Mitchell of Carrabelle. Happy BIR THDA YLO I S SWOBO D A | The Times Elaine Kozlowsky welcomed Philaco into her home on Sept. 16. Philaco celebrates beginning of fall Meeting addresses unmet needs of seafood workers Society
The Times | A7 Thursday, October 4, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Tyrone Renard Evans, 53, died Thursday, Sept. 27, at his home at Apalachicola. He was an employee of the county parks and recreation department for the past 12 years. Funeral services are planned for Saturday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m. at Deliverance Tabernacle By the Sea, with burial in Snow Hill Cemetery. Kelly Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Tyrone Renard Evans Obituary CARD OF THANKS The Franklin County Food Pantry would like to thank the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) for their contribution of food collected in Tallahassee. This food was presented to the Food Pantry to help families in Franklin County. We look forward to working with DJJ in the future and appreciate their support in collecting food. This truly is the meaning of Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Franklin County Food Pantry Staff By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star.com On Sept. 20, David and Michaelin Watts welcomed Bring Me a Book (BMAB) Franklin Volunteers into their home to discuss the organizations accomplishments over the last year. David Watts opened the meeting by saying, Bring Me a Book Franklin has put roots down in the soil in Franklin County, now we need to see how the tree will grow. He restated the organizations goal of providing young children and their parents with access to quality books. This summer the Watts attended the three-day One Goal Conference for Early Learning in Tampa and were invited to present on the Bring Me a Book outreach. The Watts said during the event, they saw no other group focused on simply having fun with books. Michaelin Watts said BMAB stresses the value of reading aloud to youngsters. Even parents who cant read can talk about pictures, she said. Local pediatricians have joined in the outreach by distributing books to patients under age 5 after each ofce visit. The doctors ofce staff keeps track of what books the child has already received to avoid duplications. Michaelin Watts said pediatricians Drs. Elizabeth Currie and Robert Head have both joined the program. The Watts said there are now 27 partnerships with other support programs in place. A new feature of BMAB in the upcoming year will be the distribution of both English and Spanish editions of The Best We Can Be, a text for parents outlining early learning activities they can share with their children. Also new is the I Can Do It program to familiarize second grade students with the possibility and reality of attending college. Michaelin Watts said the Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida is focusing attention on Franklin County because of ongoing economic constraints on local families. Members of the BMAB group expressed concern that the school districts pre-K programs now charge $40 per week. The fee is in place at both the ABC School and the main campus, and covers the cost beyond the statemandated three hours per day. She said the coalition will help with tuition for children whose parents can show they are working at least 20 hours a week. Parents interested in the program can call (866) 269-3022. The Watts stressed the importance of reading education prior to the age of 10. Up to the third grade, theyre learning to read, David Watts said,. After the third grade, theyre reading to learn. Carol Bareld, a program specialist with the county librarys TIGERS after-school program, talked about how her students, ages 12 to 19, have partnered with younger book buddies to mentor them. The TIGERS students picked the age group they wished to work with. Each of the older children was asked to bring a sibling or a neighbor to experience an atmosphere where they could read with a mentor in an intimate environment. The teachers were given tshirts and business cards for cooperation in the program. Retired librarian Carrie Kienzle said the TIGERS program has made an impact on both mentors and book buddies. When she and educator Marie Marshall visited the after school group, the children really paid attention to what Marie and I had to say and were totally engaged, she said. BMAB is also being incorporated into the health departments Healthy Families initiative. BMAB is looking for more volunteers, and hopes to train more trainers in the upcoming year. BMAB is also seeking pre-teen, teen and parent read aloud readers. The I Can Do It program is seeking organizers and people to do outreach. Finally, BMAB needs folks who can volunteer an hour or two, once a month or once a week, to check on bookcases around the community and help with organizing inventory. If you would like to help, call 370-0126 or email bringmeabookfranklin@ fairpoint.net.LA C Y E TIFFIN D AVIS | Special to The Times One of a series of colorful cards created and distributed by Bring Me a Book Franklin to promote reading in young children. This card reminds parents that free books can be obtained at public libraries. Bring Me a Book reects on community partnershipsF ellowship Church in revival through F riday Fellowship Church of Praise, 177 Ave G, Apalachicola will be in Revival through Friday, Oct. 5, nightly at 7 p.m. Speakers include Apostle David Rosier of Panama City and Pastor Marcus Rosier, of Tallahassee. For more info, call 850-5241253 or email rwms45@yahoo. com Church hosts seafood workers dinner F riday Whats better than music and free food? The Eastpoint United Methodist Church will host a seafood workers appreciation dinner at the Eastpoint Community Pavilion on Friday, Oct. 5 from 5:30 to 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. Trinity Church to hold yard sale S aturday Trinity Episcopal Church, at the corner of U.S. 98 and Sixth Street in Apalachicola, will host a fall yard sale this Saturday, Oct. 6, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Items include clothes, collectibles, furniture, books, lamps, bric-a-brac, tools, ornaments, linens and dinnerware, with all proceeds to benet to historic church campus buildings. Coffee and yummy treats for sale. For more info, call 653-9550 or email info@mytrinitychurch. org. Trinity Church to bless animals S unday Trinity Episcopal Church, at the corner of U.S. 98 and Sixth Street in Apalachicola, will conduct a blessing of the animals this Sunday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. For more info, call 653-9550 or email info@mytrinitychurch. org. Benet lunch Tuesday for Zella S mith On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the family of Zella Smith will hold a benet luncheon at Riverfront Park at 11 a.m. Fried mullet and grilled or barbecue chicken plates will be served with baked beans, cole slaw, beverage and dessert. The donation is $7 per plate. Smith, 29, a seafood worker, suffered a stroke and two aneurisms on Sept. 17 because of high blood pressure. She is hospitalized at Shands in Gainesville. She has had two brain surgeries and is facing a long recovery from her illness. Smith has two sons aged 8 and 10. An account to help with expenses has been set up at Centennial Bank under the name Zella Smith. For more information, call Jennifer Finch at 323-2726 or Peggy Hicks at 653-5142. Church BRIEFS Hats off to all our faithful volunteers! Especially the one at the Food Bank, the Senior Center, the Lanark Boat Club, the Lanark Golf Club, and the Lanark Village Association. We all enjoyed Hamburger Night last Friday. We got a nice surprise when Mary Britz came in the door. Always great to see her. You should join us on Fridays at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. Its just up the street at 2367 Oak Street, right here in the village. Doors open at 5 p.m. for hamburger and chips, and your donation of $6 will x you right up. Public welcome! Now every Sunday night, starting at 5 p.m., we have pizza at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. Eat in or take out. Enjoy your pizza in the lounge by the slice, $1 each, or a whole pizza for $8, or take-out is $10. Open to the public. Here it comes, folks! Saturday, Oct. 6 is the day for the big yard sale on our golf course here in the village. The sale will roll from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations gratefully accepted. See ya there! Jeepers creepers! Its time for The Over 50 Dance at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center, 201 Avenue F, Carrabelle. Doors open Saturday night at 7 p.m. Bring your favorite snack, beverages, a donation, and oh yes, your main squeeze. Ron Vice will be on hand to spin the platters. Enjoy! Be thinking about your Halloween costumes, because plans are in the works for a costume dance and contest on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Chillas Hall. Greg K and the Krewe provide the music. Hope you had a great birthday last Wednesday, Sept. 26 Gene Sewell! Be kind to one another, check on the sick and housebound and smile, Jesus loves you. Until next time, God Bless America, the troops, the poor, homeless and hungry. LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh Big yard sale Saturday at golf course Faith
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Good sh can be found close to shore right now, and very aggressive. Most anglers are using live bait, but glow and chartruese-colored jigs will produce nice gags and red grouper in 60 to 150 feet of water. Great weather and good shing have been the norm lately for everyone on the coast. Good ounder reports from St. Joe Bay have inshore anglers out on the water. Good spots in our area are the George Tapper Bridge, the Eagle Harbor area and the bomb holes around Blacks Island. By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes lswoboda@star .com Almost 600 visitors attended this years Estuary Day at the Apalachicola National Research Reserve in Eastpoint. Among the guests this year was Floridas rst lady Ann Scott, who read A House for Hermit Crab, written by Eric Carle, in the new storytellers tent. Other readers included Caty Greene from the Apalachicola Municipal Library and June Dosik from Bring Me a Book Franklin. National Estuary Day provides an opportunity to teach our children about the importance of Floridas waters and coasts, Scott said. Floridas ecosystems are delicate and require preservation for our future generations to learn from and enjoy. New at this years celebration of the estuary was an All About Birds tent. Younger kids could decorate eggs and hear about egg camou age. Older kids won a prize by learning about adaptation of beaks, feathers and feet in various kinds of birds. We have had exhibits on insects and reptiles, but this is the rst time weve had an exhibit dedicated to birds, organizer Lisa Bailey said. Bailey said this years Estuary Day was staged with the help of 23 staff members, 52 volunteer adults and 20 junior volunteers including the local Brownie troop. Jessica Beatty and Robin Ruby, from the Florida Wild Mammal Association, brought over a pair of turtles, a skunk and a friendly pelican on a leash. The Gulf Specimen Marine Lab donated their traveling exhibit for the afternoon. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was on hand with exhibits on sheries, threatened species and a black bear exhibit that walked kids through a bears life. The Florida State University Coastal and Marine Lab brought touch tanks and microscopes to help everyone experience life in the estuary up close and personal. Bailey said this is the rst time some of Estuary Day activities have been staged inside of the beautiful new Eastpoint facility. Last year, the interpretive center was open for tours, but all special events took place in nearby Marion Millender Park. Bailey offered special thanks to all the volunteers and organizations who made Estuary Day a success. For a gallery of the Estuary Day Event, follow us on Facebook. For the last month, captivating pine lilies, Lilium catesbaei, have been popping up in the Pine Barrens around the area. Also known as leopard lily or Catesbys lily, this beautiful ower was named for Mark Catesby (16821749), author and illustrator of The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands published between 1731 and 1743. Born and educated in England, Catesby is remarkable in having documented the natural history of the Southeastern states and the West Indies before Linnaeus, father of modern taxonomy, published his ideas. Catesbys Lily is an upright, perennial from a bulb. The owers are solitary at the end of tall stalks, and their color is orange to red-orange and spotted toward the base. Found throughout Florida and the coastal region of Alabama, it prefers open woodlands with high canopies. It tolerates poor soil but not salt, and requires consistent moisture and good drainage. Even salt wind will damage the foliage. Pine lilies are pollinated by butter ies, particularly swallowtails, so they would make a welcome addition to any garden. But they are very particular about location and dif cult to cultivate. Do not attempt to collect pine lilies from the wild. They are listed as threatened in Florida. Special to The Times Florida is the latest state to report the presence of epizootic hemorrhagic disease in its white-tailed deer herd. This viral disease has been con rmed in two deer and suspected in at least 10 others from North Florida that were examined this year. EHD is an insect-borne disease, transmitted to deer by small biting ies known as midges or no-see-ums. The disease can cause illness or death in individual deer but should disappear when freezing temperatures halt insect activity. EHD cannot be transmitted to humans or pets; however, as a general rule, people should avoid consuming sick or unhealthy deer. This is a disease that you typically see in late summer or the fall, and it often occurs after periods of drought, said Dr. Mark Cunningham, wildlife veterinarian for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The good news is we dont expect long-term impacts to our states deer herd. Deer infected with EHD might have pronounced swelling of the head, neck and tongue, and often have large ulcers in the mouth. Infected deer often are found near water and might be lethargic, lame and emaciated. The FWC is monitoring the health of the states deer herd and is examining deer for EHD and other diseases. Sightings of sick or dead deer can be reported to the FWC by calling the states chronic wasting disease hotline at 866-CWD-WATCH (866-293-9282). In addition to Florida, at least 12 other states are reporting EHD cases. Sea oats damaged at Carrabelle Beach On Sept. 1, Leslie Cox was shocked to see work crews using weed whackers to mow down sea oats on the dunes at Carrabelle Beach. This spring, the Apalachicola Rotary Club had donated 10,000 sea oat seedlings to be planted on the dunes on St. George Island. Volunteers pitched in to plant them and, when the work was done, about 2,000 unplanted plants remained. These seedlings were presented to Carrabelle Beach Park where they were installed by another group of volunteers headed by Cox. Sea oats are protected under Florida Statute 161.242, which makes it illegal to cut, harvest, remove or eradicate any of the grass commonly known as sea oats from any public land. Sea oats are not protected because they are endangered; rather, they are a crucial component of the coastal ecosystem. Their brous root system binds the sand in the dunes and helps to ght coastal erosion. Signs posted at many Florida beaches warn against damaging sea oats and explain that even walking on the dunes can damage the natural barrier they present to storms. Cox said she was horri ed to observe a prison work crew walking over the dunes to level the newly planted sea oats. She said a Dumpster was placed on the dunes without a pad and heavy equipment used on the beach. She returned later with a camera to document the damage. By Lois Swoboda LESLIE COX | Special to the Times A pile of sand and sea oats scraped from Carrabelle Beach Dunes on Sept. 1. LOIS SWOBODA | The Times BUDS N BUGS Lois Swoboda Pine lily popping up Viral disease detected in area deer States rst lady, bird exhibit highlight Estuary Day LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Ebony Alexander learns to cast a net.
CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA SP O RTS A Section By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com Franklin County players pounced on four Wewahitchka fumbles Friday night to give the Seahawks the edge in a 27-26 comeback win. Junior quarterback Dwayne Griggs paced the Seahawk offense with three touchdowns, the nale set up after the Seahawks forced a Gator punt with time running down. Griggs snared the punt at mid eld and then galloped 35 yards to the Gator 21 with less than four minutes to play. He ran in untouched on the rst play from scrimmage, but that was called back on penalties. So he did it again, a 12-yard jog with 2:08 left in the game, for the go-ahead score. His team trailing by one, Wewahitchka sophomore quarterback Rashard Rainie threw three incomplete passes before connecting on a 17-yarder to junior tight end Javar Hill for a rst down at the Seahawk 33. Two quick passes to senior Jarvest Sher eld gave Wewa a third and ve in the red zone with 44 seconds left, but an interception by junior defensive back Logan McLeod sealed the comeback victory for the Seahawks. They gave us a lot of breaks; they gave us the ball a lot, said Seahawks coach Josh Wright. Our kids played stinking hard. Wewahitchka struck rst blood after sophomore defensive back Matt Arnold intercepted a Griggs pass to give the Gators position inside Seahawks territory. With 10:22 left in the rst quarter, Rainie lobbed a high throw to 5-foot-11 senior Jay Shiver for the score and a 6-0 gator lead. Griggs, who nished the night with 153 yards on 11 carries, followed suit, after senior Ladarius Rhodes and junior Holden Foley each recovered Gator fumbles within the space of two minutes. With 3:18 left in the rst quarter, Griggs ran 39 yards for the score. Senior kicker Zach Howze connected on the rst of three extra points, and the Seahawks led 7-6. With 1:03 left in the half, the Gators boosted their lead, with a 30-yard pass from Rainie to Hill. The two-point conversion pass was incomplete, and Wewa clung to a 12-7 lead going into halftime. On the opening play of the second half, Sher eld did all he could to break the game wide open, as he ran the kickoff back 89 yards for the score. But once again the extra point conversion try failed, and the Gators led 18-7. A 40-yard rush by Griggs to the ve-yard-line positioned fullback Rhodes to bully his way in for the score with 4:30 left in the third. A fumble recovery by senior tackle Direek Farmer on the Seahawk 30 gave Rhodes and senior Skyler Hutchinson a chance to chew up yards. The drive down eld ended when Griggs scored his second touchdown of the night on a 30-yard prance, and it was a 21-18 lead with 1:10 left in the third quarter. The Seahawks managed a fourth fumble recovery on their own 22-yard line, this time by Hutchinson early in the fourth quarter, but the Wewa defensive pressure that followed enabled the Gators to take over on downs deep in Seahawks territory. Senior running back Jalyn Addison rushed from the six-yard-line for the score, and the Gators connected on the two-point conversion to put Wewa ahead 26-21 with 9:14 left to play. Hutchinson, who had to be pulled from the game late in the fourth quarter with turf toe, tallied 75 yards on 17 carries, and Rhodes 55 yards on four carries, as the Seahawks amassed 283 yards on the ground on 32 carries. Sophomore Kelsey Jones also had a 24-yard kickoff return. Griggs completed just two of 10 tosses, for 19 yards, a 13-yarder to sophomore Kelsey Jones and a six-yarder to Foley. He also threw three interceptions and coughed up the ball on one occasion. Defensively, Griggs, Farmer and Jones paced the team with seven tackles each, followed by senior David Butler with six, and McLeod and Rhodes each with ve. Wright also had high praise for the special teams and for the punting skills of senior Dan Carrino. We were smart, he said. We punted the ball better they we have. Our punts were awesome and we covered our punts. The win snapped a fourgame losing streak for the Seahawks, evening their record at 1-4 with the Gators. We had an early season meltdown of mental approach and some egos, Wright said. Weve smoothly worked that out. On Friday night, the Seahawks host the Port St. Joe Sharks in a 1A District 4 bout. The Sharks enter the bout with a 2-2 record after their 28-20 non-league win over Holmes County last Friday. NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS of County 850-222-8000 Lady Seahawks think pink for breast cancer The Lady Seahawks varsity volleyball team had their minds on the ght against breast cancer, and their eyes on the ball, as they downed Class 4-A Rickards Tuesday night in three straight. The game had the team wearing pink shorts and fans who wore pink getting in for $1, all as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Coach Hilary Stanton said the team played well, as they snapped a two-game losing streak. On Sept. 25, the Lady Seahawks fell to Liberty County and then on Sept. 27 lost in three straight, 19-25, 14-25 and 24-26 at home against Class 4A Godby. On Wednesday, the team (now 8-8) was set to travel to Class 4-A Wakulla, and then to district-rival Blountstown today, Oct. 4. Franklin County is at home on Tuesday, Oct. 9, against district foe Port St. Joe, for Black Out night, where fans wearing black get in for $1. By David Adlerstein Seahawks edge Wewa for 1st season win KRISTEN PUTNAL | FCHS Yearbook Staff Junior Dwayne Griggs leaps high to score one of his three touchdowns again Wewa on Friday. CHRISTINA COLLINS | FCHS Yearbook Staff Junior Logan McLeod goes high for a game-ending interception against Wewa on Friday. Page A9 Thursday, October 4, 2012 www.apalachtimes.com DAVID BUTLER | FCHS Yearbook staff Showing off their pink uniforms are, from left, Coach Hilary Stanton, #22 eighth-grader Scout Segree, #00 junior Gracyn Kirvin, #10 senior captain Chena Segree, #6 junior Morgan Mock, #11 senior Codee Crum, #12 senior Anna Lee, #17 senior Christina Collins, # 23 senior Karlie Tucker and assistant coach Tara Klink.
Local A10 | The Times Thursday, October 4, 2012 CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA PUBLIC NOTICE NEW THREE-WAY AND FOUR-WAY STOPS In the continued interest of public safety for our citizens and visitors, the City of Apalachicola will be Please take note of these changes and be prepared for additional required stops in your travel pattern Bay Avenue and 8 th Bay Avenue and 11 th 11 th 17 th 18 th 22 nd 22 nd Avenue and Bobby Cato 25 th Avenue and Bobby Cato 25 th 8 th 10 th 16 th 17 th 22 nd 22 nd 23 rd 24 th Avenue and Bobby Cato 24 th 24 th 24 th Avenue and 12 th 850-653-9319 or Bobby Varnes, Chief of Police at 850-653-9755. New culinary arts teacher leaves Special to The Times April Tauscher, above, hired this past summer to replace the retiring Cheryl Creek as head of the Franklin County High Schools culinary arts program, has resigned. Principal George Oehlert con rmed Tauscher and her two children had left her post last week and moved to North Carolina, mainly for personal, family reasons. Tauscher and eight of her students took part in the Apalachicola Municipal Librarys Civil War dinner Friday at Benedict Hall. I loved the people in Franklin County and enjoyed my short time there, she said. Oehlert said the school is using a substitute teacher until it is able to nd a suitable individual to lead the program. I am presently reviewing the resumes we have and contacting individuals to see if they still have an interest, he said. Special to The Times Democrats host Saturday picnic in Eastpoint The Executive Committee of the Democratic Party of Franklin County is hosting a meet and greet picnic from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Millender Park in Eastpoint. Democratic candidates for of ce will be on hand to speak to attendees and answer questions. As of press time, Al Lawson, candidate for Congress, and Robert Hill, candidate for state representative, have con rmed attendance. Hotdogs and hamburgers will be served. Attendees can bring a covered dish if desired For more information, call Carole Daddona 697-9018 or Mercedes Updyke 697-9053 Dance Saturday at Carrabelle Senior Center The Carrabelle Senior Center will host a dance at 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free, with music provided by local disc jockey Ron Vice, serving up a lively mix of Big Band dance tunes and mellow pop hits. For more information on the dance and other activities at the center, visit www. CarrabelleSeniorCenter.com. Seafood workers to meet Monday The Franklin County Seafood Workers Association announces the regular monthly meeting, slated for 6 p.m. Monday at the Eastpoint rehouse at the corner of CC Land Road and Sixth Street. For information, call 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. Wilderness Coast library board to meet Monday The Wilderness Coast Public Libraries (WILD) Governing Board will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Wakulla County Public Library at 4330 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 997-7400. Room for more students Pam Nobles Studio has room at 86 Market St. in Apalachicola for more students. Classes go from ages 18 months to adult, in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, Mommy and Me, and an exercise class for adults. For more information, call 653-8078. Yoga class Wednesdays at community center A community hatha yoga class is from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays at the City hall Community Center at Battery Park. The free class is taught by Kathy Jansen, a registered yoga teacher with the National Yoga Alliance. Donations are accepted. Yoga mats provided if needed. For more information, call 653-6719. Gulf Coast to offer correctional of cer training Gulf Coast President Dr. Jim Kerley recently 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, said she expects the program to begin within 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. For more information or to begin the registration process, call 227-9670, ext. 5507. CERT class scheduled Franklin County Emergency Management has scheduled a basic Community Emergency Response Team class for Oct. 18-20 for anyone who might want to become part of Franklin County Community Emergency Response Team. Organized to support and direct statewide training and education in disaster planning and preparedness. Florida CERT members assist any government agency that requests volunteer services in any capacity. CERT Teams often are used by local emergency agencies for a variety of functions, such as re ghter rehab teams, special needs neighborhood canvassing, working in drills for and with emergency responders, all kinds of disaster mitigation tasks, the list goes on and on. Organization members can participate in disaster training exercises conducted by various government organizations throughout Florida, as well as annual disaster drills. For information about the class, call 653-8977. News BRIEFS
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REED Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of VIRGIE L. REED, deceased, whose date of death was August 15, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representa-tives 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 OF 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 TIME NOTICE. 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Total Number of Copies: Average: 1894 Actual: 1854 Paid Circulation Mailed Outside-County Paid Subscriptions Stated on PS Form 3541: Average: 416 Actual: 409 Mailed In-County Subscriptions Stated on PS Form 3541: Average: 262 Actual: 251 Paid Distribution Outside the Mails Including Sales Through Dealers and Carriers, Street Vendors, Counter Sales, and Other Paid Distribution Outside USPS: Average: 941 Actual: 871 Paid Distribution by Other Classes of Mail Through the USPS: Average: 0 Actual: 0 Total Paid Distribution: Average: 1619 Actual: 1513 Total Free or Nominal Rate Distribution: Average: 25 Actual: 25 Total Distribution: Average: 1644 Actual: 1566 Copies not Distributed: Average: 250 Actual: 298 Total: Average: 1894 Actual: 1854 Percent Paid: Average: 98.5% Actual: 98.4% Publication of Statement of Ownership: October 4, 2012 Roger Quinn Regional Publisher September 27, 2010 I certify that all information furnished on this form is true and complete. I understand that anyone who furnishes false or misleading information on this form or who omits material or information requested on the form may be subject to criminal sanctions (including fines and imprisonment) and/or civil sanctions (including civil penalties.) October 4, 2012 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 arc distance of 599.31 feet, the chord of said arc 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 89961T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 08-000364-CA U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA N.A. (SUCCESSOR TO LASALLE BANK N.A.), AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE THORNBURG MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2005-3 MORTGAGE LOAN PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-3, Plaintiff, vs. JEFFREY S. GALLOWAY a/k/a JEFFREY GALLOWAY a/k/a JEFF GALLOWAY; RBC BANK (USA) f/k/a RBC CENTURA BANK; REGIONS BANK; SCHOONER LANDING HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned, Marcia Johnson, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, will on the 24th day of October, 2011, at 11:00 oclock A.M., EST, in the Civil Division of the Franklin County Clerks Office, Main Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida in accordance with Chapter 45, FS., offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Franklin County, Florida, to wit: Lot 2, SCHOONER LANDING PHASE 1, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 5, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida pursuant to the Consent Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style and case number of which is set forth above. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the office of Sirote & Permutt, 1115 E. Gonzalez Street, Pensacola, Florida 32503, (850) 462-1500, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. WITNESS my hand and official seal of this Honorable Court, this 21st day of September, 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Submitted By: Sirote & Permutt, PC Attorneys for Plaintiff 1115 E. Gonzalez St. Pensacola, FL 32503 850-462-1500 Fax: 850-462-1599 September 4, 11, 2012 89963T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No.: 12-52-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF HERMAN SCHOL Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of HERMAN SCHOL, deceased, File Number 12-52-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with the Court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTIONS 733.702 AND 733.710, OR BE FOREVER BARRED. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 AND 733.710. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is October 4, 2012. Personal Representative: ROBERT SCHOL 100492 CR 32 Minature, NB 69356 Attorney for Personal Representative: Steve M. Watkins, III 41 Commerce Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 (850) 653-1949 Fla Bar No.: 0794996 October 4, 11, 2012 90031T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2011-000423-CA THE CARRABELLE BOAT CLUB ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida non-profit corporation, Plaintiff, vs. STEVEN R. MACCHIARELLA and WOODWARD DEVELOPMENT, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: STEVEN R. MACCHIARELLA and WOODWARD DEVELOPMENT, INC., YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a claim of lien for assessments pursuant to Article 13 of the Declaration of Condominium for The Carrabelle Boat Club Association, Inc., a commercial condominium, recorded in Official Record Book 888, Page 552, et seq. of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida on the following real property in FRANKLIN County, Florida:
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A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comwww. rst tness.com/carrabellePROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS Unit Number B-318 of that certain condominium of The Carrabelle Boat Club Association, Inc., a/k/a, The Carrabelle Boat Club Boathouse, and the undivided interest in the Common elements appurtenant thereto, in accordance with and subject to the Declaration of Condominium for the Carrabelle Boat Club Association, Inc., a Commercial Condominium recorded in official Records Book 888, Page 552-630 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Donna Duncan, Sanders and date of publication, and file the original with the clerk of this Court, MARCIA JOHNSON, Franklin County Clerk of Court, Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, within 30 days from the first date of publication either before service on the plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED this 27th day of September, 2012. MARCIA M. JOHNSON As Clerk of the Court By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk October 4, 11, 2012 90033T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 19-2008-CA-000269 DIVISION: BANK OF AMERICA, N. A., Plaintiff, vs. REX H. ANDERSON et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated September 10, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 19-2008-CA000269 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N. A., is the Plaintiff and REX H. ANDERSON; ANNE ANDERSON; KELLYS LANDING HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 24th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 2 OF KELLYS LANDING, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9 AT PAGE 4 OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A XXX MILL ROAD, CARRABELLE, FL 32322 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on September 11, 2012. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Mr. Doug Smith, Office of Court Administration Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, Phone: 850577-4401, Fax: 850487-7947. F08037886 October 4, 11, 2012 90053T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012-CA-262 CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation Plaintiff, vs. JEFFERY A. STRICKLAND, RED TOP CAFE, INC., and UNITED STATES SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure, the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, will on November 7th, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) at the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes offer for sale, and sell to the highest and best bidder, the following described real and property situated in Franklin County, Florida: THAT PART OF LOT ONE (1) AND THAT PART OF LOT TWO (2) AS DESCRIBED BELOW, AND ALL OF LOT THREE (3) OF BLOCK 4, OF THE NEELS ADDITION TO THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. EXCEPTING THEREFROM THAT PORTION OF LOTS TWO (2) AND THREE (3) PREVIOUSLY CONVEYED FOR RIGHT OF WAY FOR STATE ROAD NUMBER 30 (OLD NUMBER 10) AND ALSO KNOWN AS U.S. NUMBER 98. DESCRIPTION OF PARTIAL LOTS 1 AND 2: LOT ONE (1): ALL OF THAT PORTION LYING NORTH OF A LINE BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE WEST PROPERTY LINE 82.0 FEET NORTH OF AN IRON PIPE MARKING THE SW CORNER OF LOT 1 AT THE INTERSECTION OF CENTER AND CHESTNUT STREETS AND RUNNING EASTERLY FOR A DISTANCE OF 92.4 FEET TO A POINT ENDING AT AN INTERSECTION 90.0 FEET FROM AND PERPENDICULAR TO THE WEST PROPERTY LINE AND 82.0 FEET FROM THE SOUTH PROPERTY LINE RUNNING PARALLEL TO THE WEST PROPERTY LINE AND ALSO INTERSECTING ON THE NE/SW CENTERLINE OF THE ABANDONED ALLEY. LOT TWO (2): ALL OF THAT PORTION LYING NORTH AND WEST OF A LINE BEGINNING AT THE PREVIOUSLY DESCRIBED ENDING POINT AND RUNNING NORTH AND PARALLEL TO THE WEST PROPERTY LINE A DISTANCE OF 28.7 FEET TO A POINT 36.0 FEET FROM A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE INTERSECTION OF LOTS 2 AND 3, THENCE RUNNING EASTERLY FOR A DISTANCE OF 36.0 FEET TO SAID MONUMENT. 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 with the clerk of the court 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: Franklin County Clerk of Court, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL (850) 653-8861 at least 7 days before the scheduled foreclosure sale, 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. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court this 25th day of September, 2012. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk October 4, 11, 2012 Franklin CountyLiquor License$165,000. 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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, October 4, 2012 The Times | A13 emeraldcoastjobs.com Employment Today By ANYA MARTINMonster Contributing Writer Your first week at a new job is supposed to be exciting the start of the next adventure in your career and youve been looking forward to doing something different. Perhaps youve made a shift into a new kind of business, leaping from law to finance or from a technology firm to a medical practice. Whatever the case, starting a new job means you might be confronted with a range of challenges that could include new software or a fresh operating system. Youre sure you are up to it, but suddenly you are faced with a learning curve that seems as steep as Mount Everest. Dont panic. Remember those first days on your last job. You probably felt just as nervous, but after awhile, all those intimidating tasks became second nature. Here are some tips to get you over the mountain.Ask questionsBosses sometimes expect employees to be psychic, but its best to ask about expectations up front. In todays work world, with more and more workers reporting to multiple bosses, remember that different people might have different preferences. You also might be assigned a particular person, a supervisor or co-worker, to whom questions should be addressed. However, in many offices, no one person holds all the answers or is always available. Therefore, it pays to identify your best sources for questions on different topics. If youre on a team where each persons tasks are similar, you may have lots of people to choose from. Other information sources could include IT specialists for computer matters, mailroom clerks for shipping instructions and human resources personnel for protocol questions. Let everyone know youre the new kid on the block, and ask them to take the lead and guide you.Be sure the time is rightIn a really busy office, you might begin to feel like your constant questions are becoming annoying. Pay attention to what others are up to before you interrupt with a question. Consider their body language and tone of voice. Does your co-worker or boss appear harried or in the middle of something? If yes, can the question wait? Can you drop that task and work on another until a more convenient time? Consider going to another source or accumulating multiple questions so you only have to bother the person once. Ask for a convenient time to set up an appointment, or email questions so they can be answered easily when convenient.Take notesThis might seem like a no-brainer, but the trick to ramping up at a new job is accessing information when you need it. Make sure your how-to instructions and various lists are well-organized. 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Local A14 | The Times Thursday, October 4, 2012 also discussed the resolution last weeks council meeting. The resolutions formula takes the total county funds received and distributes them based on a formula in which an areas proportion of sales tax receipts and population are averaged together to form a single percentage. That number is then used to calculate how much of the funds go to each city, to be controlled by the city commissions, and how much to the unincorporated county population, to be controlled by county commissioners. You need to do the math before you agree to anything, said Mexico Beach City Manager Chris Hubbard, in presenting a sample calculation to the council last week. Everyone is going to try to do whats in their own best interest. Florida is unique in the RESTORE process as it is the only one of the ve Gulf Coast states to send a portion of funds directly to the affected counties. The eight disproportionately affected counties Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla will receive 75 percent of the funds, with the remaining 15 coastal counties splitting 25 percent. The Florida Association of Counties has suggested counties appoint advisory councils to decide where to spend the local RESTORE funds. FAC spokeswoman Cragin Mosteller said although counties are not required to form RESTORE committees, the FAC has recommended it to invoke transparency in the process. We have certainly encouraged (the counties) to develop those committees. Transparency is going to be critical in this process, Mosteller said. From the time of the spill, our cities and counties have worked very well together, and I believe that will continue. Gulf County has formed an advisory committee, but Franklin and Bay counties have not. Apalachicola City Attorney J. Patrick Floyd, who drafted the resolution for the city, said forming these countywide advisory committees would add an unnecessary layer of government to the process. We think logic dictates that rather than setting up another layer of government, its better to just use the city commissions that are already set up, Floyd said. Every city already has a list of projects theyre working toward. This is an opportunity where Carrabelle and Apalachicola are on the same page, he said, at the Sept. 24 city commission meeting. This gives us opportunity to have a come-to-Jesus meeting, said Mayor Van Johnson. Floyd said the resolution is not something put into effect by law, but an idea Apalachicola fully supports. He said the next step for the Franklin County municipalities would be to relay the information to the county commission and see if the board would consider adoption. Were not trying to provoke a ght; what were saying is Lets look at this carefully, Floyd said. Theres nothing in the (RESTORE) Act that prohibits this. On Sept. 6, Apalachicola sent a copy of the resolution with a letter from Johnson to each county commissioner but has yet to receive a response. The city followed up by sending an additional resolution initiating a con ict resolution procedure between the city and county and requesting a joint meeting, anywhere in the county, to address the issue. On Sept. 25, Johnson again wrote the county commissioners, reiterating the citys desire for a threeway meeting to reason together, eliminate issues and con icts and agree upon a distribution plan, noting that Carrabelle would be a good place to hold it. Come to us and tell us why this particular plan is not something that should be accepted, Floyd said. We need a set, clear calculation so no one feels like their getting shorted, he said. Were trying to work with the county commissions to come up with a fair and simple method for the distribution of this money. Everyone is interested in trying to work and set up a partnership with the county; thats what this is all about. Good fences make good neighbors, he said. Simple, correct calculations make good neighbors. At Tuesday mornings meeting. County Attorney Michael Shuler shared the letter from Apalachicola regarding the RESTORE act and said he had met with Floyd Friday to discuss it. The letter speaks for itself, Shuler reported. Since I have not gone to the RESTORE meetings and discussions, I told him (Floyd) that I was not in a position to discuss the substance of the letter. Shuler said his position is that the city cannot invoke chapter 164 to require a settlement discussion because the countys compliance with a federal law cannot be the basis of a dispute with the city. 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