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Title: The Apalachicola times
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Publisher: H.W. Johnston
Place of Publication: Apalachicola Fla
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Publication Date: 12-06-2012
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Thursday, December 6, 2012 Affordable housing proposed for AHS site By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Land adjacent to the former Apalachicola High School could eventually sprout 44 new apartments, designated as affordable housing, if a proposal now in the works before both the city and school board crosses a series of local, state and federal hurdles. The plan to transform the corner of Avenue L and 17th street into an affordable housing complex is being championed by local real estate broker Leon Bloodworth, who hopes this week to secure purchase of the property from the city and school board, speci cally to develop the apartments. Bloodworth is spearheading the project on behalf of a Tallahassee developer who intends to buy the property for $350,000, and then take advantage of federal housing tax credits to nance the project. At their Nov. 20 special meeting, the school board approved advertising for sale of the property for a minimum bid of $211,000, which Bloodworth had calculated represents the school districts ownership of about 60 percent of the site. The remaining 40 percent, which constitutes what were city-owned streets when Apalachicola deeded the property to the schools four decades ago, would amount to about $139,000, with that money going to city coffers if the sale goes through. At the citys Nov. 27 special meeting, Bloodworth outlined for commissioners the proposal, which he stressed was for affordable housing, rather than Section 8 or subsidized housing. DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Leon Bloodworth outlines the project before the Apalachicola city commission. See HOUSING A14 By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com Old Neb, a gentle brown horse, was a part of the lighthouse staff and a resident of Little St. George Island for almost 50 years. In the days when a lighthouse keeper was resident on Little St. George Island, he and his family were aided and entertained by a number of companion animals. In his book Lighthouses and Living Along the Florida Gulf Coast, Pete Roberts, a former keeper at the Cape St. George Light mentions a dog named Trixie, a pig named Alice and a Shetland pony named Prince given to the family by Neel Hinckley. Prince was transported to the island by shing boat. When the pony refused to pull a re engine red cart purchased from the Montgomery Ward catalogue, a wild goat, Billy, was cut from a herd on Sand Island by Trixie, lassoed and pressed into service, adding another animal to the Roberts entourage. Joe Barbers family once owned the island and he lived there brie y as a child and visited it frequently to hunt and sh for decades. He said Herbert Marshall once carried rabbits to the island and released them, but they didnt survive long. Probably a very good thing, in retrospect, since introduced rabbits have decimated the landscape on a number of other islands including Australia. Marshall also acquired a ock of chickens. At the time, Nick Fortunas had an airplane, and the chickens were herded onto the plane and released onto St. George Island from the air. Barber said they uttered to earth and the ock reproduced and survived for some years. Perhaps the most memorable of the animals inhabiting Little St. George was Old Neb. Barber said Neb was born on the island and lived there his entire long life. He must have been born around the turn-of-the-century and he was still a resident of the lighthouse compound during World War II. He is said to have reached the age of 48. Neb was one of a small herd of horses kept by Marshall. The animals foraged at By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Apalachicola city commissioners didnt like the sound of what they heard from City Administrator Betty-Taylor Webb Tuesday night about the progress of negotiations with the federal government over a longterm lease for the Harbor House. Taylor-Webb said she has been in discussion with the General Services Administration (GSA) about a city proposal to have the of ces of the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, housed in the Harbor House at 479 Market Street for the past 20 years, relocate to the vacant site a couple hundred yards away that used to be home to the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR). She said talks have bogged down over infrastructure improvements and cost requirements that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the umbrella agency over the wildlife refuge, is demanding be done upfront by the city. Taylor-Webb said the federal agency has been insistent that a series of items be completed that meet government building standards, from widening doorways to adding outside lighting, before they will consider relocating. In addition, they are asking that the city agree to a brokerage agreement that would require it to pay 6 percent of the monthly rental fee. The city has proposed a monthly rent of about $2,000 per month for the former ANERR site. She said the GSA is asking that the city, which is awaiting approval by the state to allow the former ANERR site to revert to Apalachicolas ownership, front the cost of the roughly $150,000 in improvements. The federal government would repay the city for these expenses over a 10-year period, she said. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Franklin County continued to show steady improvement in its unemployment rate in October, as it fell to the 6 percent level. According to preliminary numbers released Nov. 16 by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the countys jobless rate last month fell 0.3 of a percentage point, from 6.3 to 6.0 percent. Last month, 23 people were dropped from the unemployment rolls, lessening them from 361 to 338 people in search of work. The workforce also shrank by 129 workers, from 5,739 to 5,610, but remained considerably larger than one year ago, when it comprised 5,494 workers, and when the jobless rate was sharply higher, at 7.6 percent. Franklin Countys jobless picture placed it at fth best in Florida. Monroe County, at 4.7 percent, had the states lowest unemployment rate, followed by Walton County (5.4 percent), Okaloosa County (5.7 percent and Wakulla County (5.9 percent). Many of the counties with the lowest unemployment rates were those with relatively high proportions of government employment. The unemployment rate in the Gulf Coast Workforce region was 7.7 percent in October, down 0.2 percent from the September rate, and 1.9 percentage points lower than the regions year ago rate of 9.6 percent and below the state rate of 8.5 percent. Out of a labor force of 102,173, there were 7,889 unemployed Gulf Coast residents The countys unemployment numbers continue to run better than the two nearby counties, Bay and Gulf, which also are part of the Gulf Coast Workforce Region. Bay fell from 8.0 to 7.8 percent, and Gulf declined from 8.3 to 8.1 percent. County unemployment drops to 6 percent See COUNTY A14 City troubled by lease of Harbor House See LEASE A5 Old Neb was a beloved member of the staff xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM VOL. 127 ISSUE 32 Phone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8036 Circulation: 800-345-8688 Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . . A6 Faith . . . . . . . A7 Outdoors . . . . . A8 Sports . . . . . . A9 Tide Chart . . . . . A9 Classi eds . . . A12-A13 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 Oyster money arrives, A2 See HORSE A5 World War II museum to dedicate agpoles On Friday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. the Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum will dedicate two agpoles donated by Woodmen of the World. This dedication will be at the new front entrance, with a small commemorative plaque placed between the two poles. Afterwards will be a short ceremony to remember Pearl Harbor, the attack by the Japanese that caused the United States to enter the war. The ag will be placed at half-mast as Taps is played, followed by a recording of President Roosevelts Day of Infamy speech, the original heard by the nation over radio. At 11:30 a.m., the movie Tora Tora Tora will be shown as a visual remembrance of the attack by Japanese forces on Dec. 7, 1941. All are invited to come and, as always, admission is by donation and donations are always welcome. Island Lights celebration Friday evening Friday Dec. 7 is the St. George Island Lights holiday celebration, beginning at 4 p.m. with the start of the Jingle Jog, a one mile fun run, at Lighthouse Park. Plan on getting there a little early to get your Santa hat and jingle bells. Then at 5 p.m. Santa arrives by re engine and provides a bag of goodies to kids age 10 and younger. At sunset, the palms and park are lit. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the snacks, coffee, and hot chocolate. The event is hosted by the St. George Island Business Association. For more info, visit www. SGILights.com or call 927-5039. Carrabelles Holiday on Harbor on Saturday On Saturday, Dec. 8, Marine Street in Carrabelle will be glowing with lights, and the River Walk is the place to be at dark-thirty for watching the decked-out boat regatta, the Parade of Lights. Stroll with old friends, make some new ones, sip cider, see Santa and ll your eyes with enchantment! Fireworks are the grand nale for the parade. To nd out more, call 697-2585 FROM ST. GEORGE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE ASSOCIATION COLLECTION William and Walter Roberts, sons of Assistant Keeper Walter (Pete) Roberts, Jr., riding Old Neb around 1930.

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Local A2 | The Times Thursday, December 6, 2012 Apalachicola airport gets shot of young blood Special to the Times In response to the effects of Tropical Storm Debby on the Apalachicola Bay, Florida has re ceived approval for a $2.7 million National Emergency Grant to pro vide temporary employment for those Franklin County residents adversely impacted due to the de cline of oysters and other sheries in the region. The state made the request for disaster assistance to the U.S. De partment of Labor in October, and received word Friday the request had been granted. In October I met with fami lies in Franklin County and saw their frustration and desire to return to the jobs they love, said Gov. Rick Scott, in making the an nouncement. Apalachicola Bay is home to some of the best sher ies and oysters in the world, and were committed to getting much needed support to the area. This funding will provide desperately needed employment and pay checks to those hardworking fami lies who have been impacted. This support will also help put families back to work and begin the road to recovery. The Department of Economic Opportunity coordinated with the Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board and the local community to develop a temporary jobs project to re-shell the bay and help it recover and re-open to harvesting. The grant is provided by the De partment of Labor and totals close to $2.7 million, which will go toward hiring 200 dislocated oystermen, working under the supervision of the Florida Department of Agricul ture and Consumer Affairs and the Franklin County Seafood Workers Association to re-shell the bay by transporting live and dead oyster material from unaffected areas to those oyster bars damaged by the storm. The reshelling project will operate through June 30, 2013. The 200 jobs will pay oyster harvesters about $200 a day, three days a week for six months, ac cording to Shannon Hartseld, president of the Franklin County Seafood Workers Association. He said the bay crisis began in 2007 when a drought hit the region, followed by the BP oil spill scare and then Tropical Storms Debby and Isaac. Its what put us where were at right now in a seafood disaster, really, he said. Hartseld said reshelling and relaying will help the bay and get harvesters working again. But, he added, the process could make it more difcult for restaurants that sell Apalachicola oysters, since the oysters cant be harvested from the areas during the six-month project. Its going to be even fewer than what is being processed now, he said. But this will give our bay a break on the seedlings that we have. Hartseld said he has concerns about the future of the bay. If we dont get fresh water this year, we are going to be struggling for the next few years, he said. If we dont gure out what to do with this river, our bays going to die out. Were going to have to start working on something else for the local oystermen. Jacqueline Bostick from the News Herald contributed to this story. FCSWA TO HOST MONDA Y DINNER MEETINGThe Franklin County Seafood Workers Associations regularly scheduled monthly meeting will be Monday, Dec. 10 in Eastpoint at the rehouse starting at 6 p.m. We will be sharing updated information regarding solutions for the bay issue, and possible further outreach to displaced workers. There will be chili served for dinner, along with a distribution of bedding provided through the Foundations of Justice and the Carrabelle Ministerial Group. Please continue to follow the FCSWA on Facebook for any updates, new information or details. To donate, or for further information, please contact FCSWA Secretary Jennifer Millender at 850-597-0787. Feds to fund $2.7 million for oyster beds By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star.com The terminal at Apala chicola Regional Airport is getting a facelift with an eye to more and better ser vice for visiting pilots. Things are changing at Apalachicolas airport. On Nov. 1, Crystal Air of Chat tanooga came on board as the new Fixed Base Opera tor (FBO) for the facility. On Nov. 12, the terminal was almost bare of furni ture, but maps and bro chures were neatly stacked on the remaining desk and shelves. In re sponse to the front door, a young man appeared from the rear of the terminal, power drill in hand. Jonathan Crisp, 24, is the new airport manager, hard at work refurbishing the terminal and grounds. Crisp said he likes the area although relocating has caused him some culture shock. He said he will be living at the airport in a section of the FBO hangar. Crisp graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a bache lors degree in aerospace science. He spent three months managing Crys tal Airs FBO operation in Cleveland, Tennessee and has own charter ights for the company. We want to focus on customer service, Crisp said. Our other six airports all have ve-star ratings. Crystal Air focuses on upscale clientele and seeks to provide a travel experi ence with all the frills and no hassles. Their slogan is The airline minus the line. The new FBO plans to bring in real red carpets to roll out for visitors. Crisp has set to work to upgrade the public areas of the airport. Some things have been let go, he said. But were going to take care of that. Crystal Air is installing a new weather station and a snooze lounge for pi lots making a brief stop to freshen up, buy fuel and maybe catch a nap. The airport is seeing lots of trafc, said Crisp. We get a lot of business from St. George Island, he said. People also y in or stop over on the way to another location, just to try the local seafood. Lots of pilots talk about the wonderful hospi tality here. He said the new fuel farm, especially the selfserve station, is doing a brisk business. Beginning in January or February, Crystal will be staging some planes at Apalachico las airport and the facility will offer ight instruction. Plans are also under way to schedule charter ights to bring sportsmen to the area to hunt and sh. Crystal Air has already added a second crew car to its eet and has signed franchise agreements with Hertz and Thrifty car rentals. Crisp said providing vehi cles in both lines will allow them to stock a wider range of models and sizes. Crystal Air invites all local businesses to bring literature to display at the terminal. We are adding an advertising section, he said. We are trying to ca ter to the local folks so we can help them and they can help us. Crisp said Crystal Air will soon be hiring. They are looking for versatile staff to perform tasks in cluding operating the fuel truck, doing grounds main tenance and acting as a re ceptionist in the terminal.DA VID ADLER S TEIN | The Times Oystermen work the bay last summer JONA THAN CRISP

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Of cers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission were busy last month, policing everything from dove and duck hunting, to unshaded and untagged oysters. Inspections by Of cers Terry Martin and Matt Gore on a couple of hunters hunting dove in a eld revealed the eld had been baited with cracked corn. The two hunters were issued misdemeanor citations for this violation and for hunting dove during closed season. While working the illegal night harvest of oysters near West Pass, Of cer John Allen spotted a shrimp vessel inside the three-mile line with what appeared to be three nets in the water. The inspection con rmed Allens observations, and a misdemeanor citation was issued to the captain of the vessel for the violation. While on patrol, Of cer Gore spotted a vehicle driving through Eastpoint loaded with bags of oysters. He did not see any shade over the oysters and initiated a stop to speak with the harvesters about the violation. The inspection, in which Gore was assisted by Of cer Steven Cook, revealed the oysters were both unshaded and untagged. The of cers seized approximately 40 bags of oysters and the two harvesters were issued misdemeanor citations for possession of unshaded oysters and untagged bags. While conducting sheries inspections on the St. George Island shing pier, Of cer Allen found an angler who stated that he had only one sh in his cooler. An inspection showed the angler was in possession of six spotted sea trout, all undersized. The angler also failed to buy a saltwater shing license. He was issued a misdemeanor citation for possession of undersized spotted sea trout and warnings for being over the bag limit and possessing no saltwater shing license. Of cers Tyler Akos, Martin and Gore were conducting decoy deer operations in the Tates Hell Wildlife Management Area during the opening four days of general gun season. One of the contacts made was with a hunter who was cited by Martin during last years general gun season for taking antlerless deer. The hunter had failed to appear for his court date on that charge and a warrant issued for his arrest. The man told of cers he had forgotten to appear for his previous court date. The man was placed under arrest and transported to the Franklin County Jail. While on patrol at Alligator Point, Allen stopped to help some anglers returning from surf shing who had bogged down their vehicle in the sand. After helping the anglers free their vehicle from the sand, Allen asked if they had caught any sh during their outing. The anglers replied, Not really. An inspection of their cooler revealed a 37inch red drum, which the anglers said had just been given to them by someone else. Allen told them he had not seen anyone other than them either shing in or leaving the area. At that point, one of the anglers assumed responsibility for the sh, and he was issued a misdemeanor citation for possession of oversized red drum and the sh seized. While on patrol, Of cer Gore was traveling behind a truck pulling a boat and trailer, when he noticed the boat trailer had no brake lights and a tag expired in 2007. Without being directed by the of cer, the truck suddenly pulled over onto the shoulder of the road. As Gore pulled in behind the truck, he activated his blue lights and the male operator exited and began walking unsteadily to the back of the truck, displaying signs of impairment. When Gore instructed the man to stand at the back of the truck, a female passenger got behind the wheel and attempted to drive away, stalling the truck. As a result of Gores investigation, both the male and female operators were arrested for DUI, as well as driving while license suspended/ revoked. A third passenger was arrested on a warrant for possession of undersized oysters. While conducting an inventory of the vehicle and vessel for towing, several open beer cans and an open bottle of whiskey were found. Two large mono lament gill nets were also located in the vessel. Of cer Percy Cook responded to assist. Later in the week, Of cer Gore was off duty, duck hunting on Lake Wimico, when he observed a group of hunters who appeared to be taking over the bag limit of ducks. Without revealing his identity, Gore engaged the hunters in idle conversation and determined they had launched from the White City boat ramp. The of cer contacted an investigator to conduct surveillance at the boat ramp while he returned to his home to go on duty. Gore was able to make it to the White City Boat ramp before the hunters returned, and as a result of his and the investigators efforts, two notices to appear were issued for possession of migratory birds (ducks) without a head and wing attached and obligation to permit search. Twenty-six duck breasts were seized and placed into evidence. Two written warnings were issued for failure to properly tag migratory birds. The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce. Arrests in this weeks report were made by of cers from the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce (FCSO). All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Nov. 27 Quran J. Anderson, 28, Tallahassee, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (FCSO) Nov. 28 Heather M. Mahon, 38, Panama City, failure to appear (FCSO) Nov. 29 Daniel L. McKenzie, 34, Eastpoint, domestic battery (FCSO) Dec. 1 Alicia Ordonia, 33, Carrabelle, battery (FCSO) Dec. 3 Michael L. Hendels, 27, Apalachicola, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, possession of paraphernalia and Bay County warrant (FCSO) Joseph B. Stevens, 26, Eastpoint, petit theft (FCSO) Arrest REPORT Holiday Christmas Issue December 20th, 2012 DEADLINE TO RESERVE SPACE: December 14th, 2012 3pm Now accepting Christmas Greetings to be placed alongside the Childrens Letters to Santa. 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Thursday, December 6, 2012 Riverkeeper and Friends to thin trees at new library site Moran Institute plans outreach The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, housed in Florida State Universitys College of Business, has named Mike Campbell director of its North Florida Outreach Initiative. Campbell, a seasoned entrepreneur and veteran of the nancial industry, will be responsible for implementing expanded services aimed at giving small businesses in North Florida and the regions economy a boost. A former owner of Statement Analysis Corp and Trusteria Services Inc., Campbell is charged with, among other duties, developing the Small Business Executive Program, which will be the centerpiece of The Jim Moran Institutes future outreach efforts. The program will help existing small businesses prosper; draw on experts in areas such as business plan development, accounting, marketing and human resources; and include an online resource component. Expected to launch in summer 2013, the programs sessions each will last several months. The program is free and will accept 15 to 25 participants for its rst session. A similar program will be unveiled in South Florida in February under the direction of Jennifer Kovach, director of the organizations South Florida Outreach Initiative. Randy Blass, director of The Jim Moran Institute, said graduates of the program will share best practices and their own experiences with other entrepreneurs in the area, including teaching program classes, leading themed round-table discussions and providing one-onone consultation and mentorship to growing businesses in the region. Once you graduate from the program, you become an asset to us and are an important part of our family of experts, whose mission will be to help individual business owners succeed and, in turn, grow our regional economy, Blass said. With Mike Campbells knowledge of the area and his experience as an entrepreneur, Im condent about the success of our expanded outreach efforts. In addition to being a former business owner, Campbell has been a consultant to businesses and nonprot organizations seeking to improve operations, marketing and nancial management. His experience in development includes several years as a vice president and consultant to The Able Trust, a grant organization beneting Floridians with disabilities. Campbells responsibilities also include advancing The Jim Moran Institutes mission to cultivate, train and inspire entrepreneurial leaders in the community through world-class education, leadingedge research and applied training, intensive consulting assistance and mentorship, and public recognition. I am honored to be offered the opportunity to assist the institute in taking such a well-respected organization to the next level, Campbell said. The ability to help businesses and show positive and measurable outcomes will be very rewarding. Located in the FSU College of Business, The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship was established in 1995 through donations from automobile-industry legend Jim Moran, his wife, Jan, and JM Family Enterprises Inc. These donations were supplemented with a major grant from the state of Florida, and additional funding from The Jim Moran Foundation Inc., to create a fully funded endowment whose mission is to cultivate, train and inspire entrepreneurial leaders through world-class education programs and curriculum, intensive consulting assistance and mentorship to entrepreneurs and business owners; leading-edge academic research; and applied education and public recognition. For more information, visit www.jmi. fsu.edu. Special to the Times U.S. Representative Steve Southerland II (RPanama City) has welcomed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)s approval of Floridas numeric nutrient standards for water quality, while also expressing concern about the agencys decision to issue new proposed federal rules. I have often said that Florida, not federal bureaucrats, should come rst when setting water quality standards for our state, Southerland said. For this reason, I am pleased that the EPA has heeded the will of a bipartisan coalition of Florida policymakers, business and industry ofcials, and community leaders who urged the federal government to build upon the successes already achieved at the state level to strengthen the health of Floridas waterways. That said, the EPAs decision to issue new proposed federal rules reminds us of the need to remain vigilant of the impact that more Washington regulation would have on Florida agriculture, small businesses, and hardworking families, he said, in a news release. John Hoblick, president of the Florida Farm Bureau, said the bureau appreciates Southerlands efforts to achieve an approach to water quality that balances the need for substantive resource protection with positive support for Floridas economy. By introducing legislation such as the State Waters Partnership Act, he has demonstrated his leadership in creating policies that help preserve clean water as well as economic stability for Floridas farms, businesses and families. We thank Rep. Southerland for his hard work on this issue. Southerlands State Waters Partnership Act introduced early in the 112th Congress urges the EPA to build on Floridas environmental successes by adopting the states science-based Numeric Nutrient Criteria. The EPAs original 2009 plan for nitrogen and phosphorous standards would have singled out the state of Florida, and Florida alone, for stricter water quality regulations that would have destroyed 14,500 Florida agriculture jobs and cost over $4 billion annually, according to a joint study by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the University of Florida. In a news release, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection said it was pleased with the decision by the EPA approving the states numeric nutrient criteria, and that the result will be cleaner water. EPAs decision conrms the efforts of hard working scientists at DEP. EPAs decision is also supported by Judge Canter who, after fully reviewing the science and criteria, upheld DEPs rules entirely, wrote the FDEP. DEP and EPA are working diligently to complete the job statewide, returning the focus to restoration rather than litigation. The FDEP release went on to say that while EPA has approved the states criteria, it was disappointed about EPAs decision to issue new proposed federal rules. We will work with them to craft solutions that will allow the state to assume all nutrient criteria rulemaking in Florida, wrote the FDEP. Florida knows its waters best and we remain committed on the path to a state-lead solution, which is the best answer for Florida. Listen to school employees for savings I liked reading school board member Pam Shivers input into the discussion on the budget (District grapples with budget, The Times, Nov.. 29, 2012.). She commented that she would like to see more school employees brought into the cost-saving discussions. They may see something we dont. Sometimes you can see things at the working level. Excellent point, Pam and hope to see the board follow through on this. Penny L. Anderson Carrabelle P & Z chair has citys interests at heart Recently, I read with great interest about the controversy surrounding Apalachicola Planning and Zoning Chairman Tom Daly. The charges raised by Mayor Johnson seem debatable at best. To raise charges against the chairman and attempt to substantiate them as coming from a reliable source is disingenuous at the least. Perhaps comments from Bobby Miller, one of the meeting attendees, cuts to the chase, sounds like a witch hunt to me. Stepping back and looking dispassionately at the brouhaha, the whole issue seems to pale in comparison to some of the issues facing our community. All this aside, it would be tragic to lose a man of Tom Dalys statue and commitment on the P&Z Commission. I have had numerous conversations with Tom over the years about the destiny and direction of Apalachicola. Tom speaks with conviction and compassion about his vision for our city. If you truly listen, there would be no doubt that his intentions are honest and he truly has the best interest of Apalachicola and its people at heart. Respectfully, Lacey Robinson Apalachicola MIKE CA M PBELL Southerland welcomes OK of water quality standards STEVE SOUTHER L AND OpinionA4 | The Times USPS 027-600 Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Apalachicola Times P.O. Box 820 Apalachicola, FL 32329 Phone 850-653-8868 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT APALACHICOLA, FL 32329 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 Formerly The Apalachicola Times Letters to THE EDITOR Special to the Times The Apalachicola Riverkeeper and Friends of the Franklin County Public Library are pleased to announce the wheels of progress are moving again, and neighbors living around the new Franklin County Public Library site in Eastpoint may notice that work to complete this project has begun. The project includes developing onsite environmental educational opportunities, including a trail. Work is scheduled to begin today. We plan to do fuel reduction of underbrush and thinning of some trees in order to enhance the wetland and optimize the natural communitys habitat function, said Apalachicola Riverkeeper Executive Director and Riverkeeper Dan Tonsmeire. Also, we will evaluate the sites long-term vegetation management plan. Benets to fuel reduction and thinning include prevention of wildres and reduction of re hazards to homeowners. An exemption permit for this activity was issued in April 2012 by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to the Friends of the Franklin County Public Library. An initial grant from the Northwest Florida Water Management District secured a beautiful 13acre site on Old Ferry Dock Road. Fundraising efforts have resulted in a concrete slab and exterior completion of a 5,000-square-foot library and administrative ofce building. Ongoing fundraising by the Friends will complete and furnish the interior of the building. When the library is nished, it will offer the community not only an expanded, modern space for collections and programs, but educational nature walks over the protected wetlands. The Apalachicola Riverkeeper is a 1,000plus member non-prot organization dedicated to the protection and stewardship of the Apalachicola River and Bay. Through advocacy, the Apalachicola Riverkeeper builds new partnerships and develops collaborative approaches to address the most serious threats to the River and Bay, its tributaries and watersheds, in order to improve and maintain its environmental integrity and to preserve the natural, scenic, recreational, and commercial shing character of these waterways. For more information, visit www.apalachicola riverkeeper.org. DAVID AD L ER S TEIN | The Times Benets to fuel reduction and thinning include prevention of wildres and reduction of re hazards to homeowners.

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Local The Times | A5 Thursday, December 6, 2012 is proud to announce the is now underway. Help those in need! Its time to go through your closets for those unwanted pairs of shoes, in reasonable condition. Bring the shoes to Coastal Foot and Ankle Clinic located at 221 HWY 98, Apalachicola, FL 32320. Donations will go to Franklins Promise and will be distributed at The community service center (old Apalachicola high school) at 192 14th street in Apalachicola. Distribution will be November 27, December 4th and 18th from 9:30-12:00. 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Coupon Expires: 12-31-12 FREE EYE EXAM CODE: AP00 Darren Payne, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon Lee Mullis, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon Todd Robinson, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon "Freedom from Eye Glasses, Now a reality for many." Smart Lenses SM ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF WEEMS MEDICAL CENTER WEST Tuesday, December 4, 2012 Appointments Available and Walk-Ins Welcome!!! Appointments can be made by calling 653-8853 ext 118 and Walk-Ins may enter the front lobby of the hospital and inquire at the front registration desk. Weems Medical Center West will be providing Urgent and Family Care Services Tuesday through Thursday 8am 4pm 135 Ave G, Apalachicola, FL 850-653-8853 www.weemsmemorial.com ARE YOU IN NEED OF A MEDICAL PROVIDER?? MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT OCTOBER 15 DECEMBER 7 THIS IS THE TIME TO: Find us on Facebook 180096ELDER SHINE is a Florida Department of Elder Aairs program operated in partnership with the Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc. to provide information and assistance with Medicare. All services are free, objective and condential. WE DO NOT SELL INSURANCE OR REPRESENT ANY INSURANCE ENTITY. They demand that, said Taylor-Webb. Things dont operate that way. The city would be willing to lease the former estuarine research site to the wildlife refuge as is, said Taylor-Webb. But the city doesnt have the resources to complete a lengthy list of improvements, such as retiling the bathrooms, that go well beyond repainting interior walls, replacing the carpet and other reasonable improvements, she said. Led by Commissioner Brenda Ash, the commissioners said they backed Taylor-Webbs overall position, and voted to reiterate their support for her continuing negotiations. The commissioners also said they were not inclined to have Taylor-Webb pursue a long-term lease deal for the wildlife refuge to continue at the Harbor House. The GSA has offered to increase the monthly lease payments by $1,000, and is asking for a further modi cation of terms for that site. Taylor-Webb said that in the future, the city will want to hire an organization or a company to manage the Scipio Creek site, now about to embark on a major transformation funded by federal stimulus money that will include a boat repair yard, possible future fueling station, ice house, open-air market, public restrooms and seafood loading and unloading facility. She said the Harbor House would then make an ideal location out of which a site manager would operate. After the existing long-term lease expired two years ago, the city and the GSA have agreed to two one-year extensions, which extend until Jan. 2013. Taylor-Webb said that in the event the wildlife refuge decides to vacate the Harbor House, the city would likely offer it a six month to one-year extension to give them a chance to nd another location. They have had other offers, she said. Another real estate matter surfaced at the meeting. Taylor-Webb said she has discussed with both the Apalachicola Riverkeeper and the Florida Seafood Festival the possibility of their leasing portions of the city-owned community center at Battery Park now that the city has relocated its staffers to the City Hall at Avenue E and Water Street. City Attorney Pat Floyd said he had reservations about a lease with the Riverkeeper, and cited the environmental groups lawsuit against the city regarding water quality issues that he said had been a costly and unnecessary challenge to city water and sewer planning. The attorney cautioned against the city developing too close a nancial relationship with the environmental advocacy group, and none of the commissioners appeared to object to Floyds reasoning. Mayor Van Johnson indicated he shared that viewpoint. Taylor-Webb said the city commission, which will continue to meet at the community center, will have to weigh whether it wishes to lease the of ce space to independent contractors, or turn it over to a group which would assume management responsibility. LEASE from page A1 will on the rugged barrier island and one was felled by a lightning bolt during a summer storm. Barber said his grandmother; Joseph Porter, sold Neb and his wagon to the U.S. Lighthouse Service, but when the transaction took place is unclear. Better than a Ford truck Neb was already working for the lighthouse when Barber was a child during the 1920s. Walter Roberts, Jr. and Sr. were both keepers of the St. George Light. A photo from Roberts family collection shows Old Neb and his cart circa 1925 with Keeper Walter Roberts Jr. He requested to purchase the horse and his wagon in a letter posted in 1931. Perhaps the letter to formalize possession of Neb was motivated by an investigation of nancial irregularities in the Lighthouse Service that was ongoing between 1931 and 1935 when a report was made to Congress on the matter. In response to Roberts 1931 request, the Deputy Commissioner of Lighthouses in Washington D.C. wrote Superintendent of Lighthouses E.S. Lanphier in New Orleans and suggested Roberts buy a used Ford truck to be equipped with auxiliary transmission such as Muncie which is illustrated on the inclosed page from Sears, Roebuck and Company catalogue, instead of the horse. Lanphier replied that his ofce had considered the option of a truck equipped with steel tractor rear wheels and dismissed it. No automobile, whether it had a Muncie drive or not would be able to get through the deep sand on Cape St. George Island, he wrote. Although no price is quoted, Lanphier wrote that the purchase cost was cheap and pointed out that the horse was acclimated to the island. Old Neb of cially joined the lighthouse staff. No further mention is made of Neb until 1937 when Roberts asked for, and was granted, a purchase order for a saddle and bridle for Neb. In rainy weather when roads are submerged I would be able to ride the horse instead of using wagon, he wrote. Barber said he was unclear about the reference to submerged roads. While he agreed no truck could manage the deep sand between the lighthouse and the end of the path that crossed from the beach to the dock on bayside, he said there were no roads to ood on the island in 1937. In any case, the purchase of the saddle and bridle was approved. Scared of rattlesnakes Barber recalled Neb as an extremely gentle animal but easily spooked. He was real scary, he said. When we were kids and we were driving him, wed jump off the wagon and run ahead to hide in the bushes, and then jump out to scare him. Its a wonder he didnt kill us. Hed stop in his tracks. Hed stand still any time he heard something like a rattlesnake. He wouldnt move till you got down from the wagon and showed him there wasnt a snake in the bushes. Barber said Nebs fear of rattlesnakes seems strange because although there were moccasins, as a child he never encountered a rattlesnake on what is now Little St. George. He said they were on St. Vincent Island and St. George Island, which was still connected to Little St. George in the 1930s, but not on the part of the island where the house built by his grandfather, Edward Porter, and the lighthouse keepers house were located. Barber said he rst encountered a rattlesnake on Little St. George in the 1950s when he and Bubba Gander were visiting the island on a houseboat for a hunting expedition. For several years, when he was a boy, Barbers family spent the summer in Hammock House. Porter, who built the house for his retirement, never resided there because he died shortly after its completion. Barber said it was a splendid time. The Roberts and the Barbers each had two boys and two girls of similar age and the children were fast friends. The wandered the beaches and the woods shing, swimming and looking for turtle nests. When they found a nesting turtle by moon or lantern light, they would wait for her return to the ocean and ride her to the surf. Sometimes they raided the nests too and the eggs were used for cooking. Barber said only the yolk, which was very rich, was used and made excellent cakes. On Sundays, his mother would cook up a big meal and the family would carry it to the keepers house on the beach. The two families would eat dinner and supper together and the children played until late at night. When the Barbers returned home at 11 p.m., they borrowed the wagon and Old Neb to transport their sleeping youngsters. Keeper Roberts would walk over and bridle the horse to lead him home when he was needed again. Nebs original home was at the Hammock House on the bay side built by Porter. Near the house was an open-sided stable with just a roof that Neb occupied at night. He foraged freely during the day and never wore a bridle except when he was working. After Neb was purchased, the Lighthouse Service built him a ne barn, complete with a curtain over the door to keep out ies. Neb did not wander far, but never forgot his childhood home and sometimes would return to the pole barn by the Porters house. When the keeper needed his services, he would walk across the island and there Neb would be standing calmly under the shelter or foraging in the rich foliage. Neb was nally replaced by a jeep during World War II. Barber said he was told the horse was pensioned off and remained on the island until he died of old age. I was told he was the only horse on a government pension, Barber said. The last time I saw Old Neb he looked good. He was a little swaybacked. I guess that was from old age. Many thanks to the St. George Island Lighthouse Association and Joseph Snookie Barber for their help in writing this article. HORSE from page A1 DAVID ADLERSTEIN | the Times The Harbor House

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A6 | The Times Thursday, December 6, 2012 OF THE WEEK PET St. Joseph Bay Humane Society MEET AZURE! Azure is a 3 month old Lab and Catahoula mix. She is 3 months old with one brown eye and one stunningly blue eye. She is social and playful and will be a great addition to any family. We have several pups of varying sizes waiting for their forever home. Please come meet our babies if you are looking to adopt! VO L UNTEER S A RE DE SP ER A TE L Y NEEDED TO S O C I AL IZE W ITH ALL OF OUR 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 H umane Society at 244 State R oad 65 in E astpoint. Y ou may logon to the website at www.forgottenpets.org to see more of our adoptable pets. NIP RODENTS I N T H E BU D CALL L OIS AT 653-5857 Franklin Countys ONLY LOC AL Pest Control Company RODENTS RODENTS RODENTS I I N N T T New Location this Year!! Hwy 98, beside Gulf Side IGA in Apalachicola. See You There! Margaret (850) 653.3764 or (850) 323.1937 Margarets Christmas Trees Coming Fraser Fir 5 to 10 ft Arriving Thanksgiving Week! FRESH WREATHS Animal Hospital of Port St. Joe 24-Emergency Service For Our Current Clients Quality Internal Medicine Soft Tissue/Orthopedic Surgery Dentistry Clean and Spacious Facility Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 8:00 AM 5:30 PM 300 Long Ave PSJ, FL 32456 850-229-6009 Society With the help of HCOLA (Hillside Coalition of Laborers for Apalachicola) and the assistance of Bernard Simmons, AJs Neighborhood Bar & Grill welcomed Santa to the Hill Saturday morning. Santa arrived via a re truck, and then listened to Christmas wishes as his elves handed out goodies bags lled with fruit and candy. On Saturday, Apalachicola hosted the fth annual Holiday Fresh Market. Several hundred people visited downtown to sample homemade goodies and shop for Christmas cheer unique to Apalachicola. John Hankin was in the Christmas spirit, above, as he displayed his hand crafted palm deer. The annual market is organized by the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce. Theres an opportunity out there that wont come around again for another century, and that is the opportunity to get married on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 (12/12/12). Clerk of Court Marcia Johnson is inviting couples to celebrate this special day by exchanging vows that day at Franklin Countys beautiful courthouse. Ceremonies can be held between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the courthouse in Apalachicola, and couples are asked to preregister at 653-8861 ext. 103. Couples who want to get married on 12/12/12 must have a valid Florida marriage license and pay an additional $30 ceremony fee. The cost for a license is $93.50; however, couples who have attended an approved premarital class pay only $61. Remember too, that unless the couple has attended an approved premarital class, there is a three-day waiting period before the license is effective and the marriage can take place. There is no waiting period for out-ofstate residents. More information about marriage licenses is available on the clerks website, www. franklinclerk.com under Records Department, then Marriage Information. Please forward any questions or comments to Marcia Johnson, Clerk of the Court, 33 Market Street, Ste. 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320 or by email to: mmjohnson@ franklinclerk.com. By LOIS SWOBODA Just in time for Christmas, the Carrabelle History Museum has a display of vintage and antique toys. Come see dolls and re engines, trucks and teddy bears. The toys in this a community effort come from the collections of Tamara Allen, Ron Gembe, Rod Gasche, David Butler, Betty Lewis Harrison and others. Also new at the museum is a display on the Civil War in Franklin County featuring a diorama created by artist Fred Aman. The museum, in the former City Hall building at 106 Avenue B SE, is open Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We gladly open any other day by appointment. For more information or to arrange a tour, call 697-2141 or 524-1153. Field trips and buses are welcome. Kylan Keith Gray celebrated his rst birthday on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. He is the son of Jessie Walden and Dillon Gray, of Crawfordville. Maternal grandparents are Keith and Lucille Walden, of Carrabelle. Paternal grandparents are Ronald and Marylin Gray, of Carrabelle. Love, Mom and Dad YOUR PUBLIC TRUSTEE Marcia Johnson LOIS SWOBODA | The Times A small suitcase for dolls, from the 1920s. Vintage toy exhibit opens at Carrabelle museum DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Ajaylen Lewis, 5, tells Santa Claus what he wants for Christmas Santa Claus visits the Hill DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Kayden Drake, 2, sits on the lap of Santa Claus This Wednesday a rare day to marry Fresh Market brings in the green LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Birthdays HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY KYLAN GRAY TURNS 1

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The United Methodist Churches of Franklin County Welcome You First United Methodist Church of Apalachicola Worship Service 11:00 a.m. every Sunday Sunday School 10:00 a.m. 75 5 th St. Apalachicola 653-9530 fumcapalach@gtcom.net Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis Carrabelle United Methodist Church Worship Services 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery Mondays 7-9 p.m. 102 NE Ave. B Carrabelle 697-3672 Pastor: Julie Stephens Eastpoint United Methodist Church Worship Service 10:00 a.m. every Sunday Healing service every fourth Monday at 7:00 p.m. 317 Patton Dr. (corner of David St.) 670-8825 Pastor: Rev. Beth White St. George Island United Methodist Church 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Fellowship Hour 201 E. Gulf Beach Dr. 9274635 www.sgiumc.org Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis 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. Betty Rush Browne, of Newton, Mississippi, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at St. Dominics Hospital in Jackson, Miss. Funeral services will be held at Newton United Methodist Church on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. to be followed by a graveside service at Union United Methodist Church in Porterville, Miss. with the Rev. Wayne Napier of ciating. Visitation will be Wednesday night at Newton United Methodist Church from 5 to 8 p.m. Ms. Browne was born Sept. 26, 1937, in Corpus Christi, Texas, and was the daughter of Glen and Frances Briggs Rush. She grew up in Porterville, Miss. and graduated from Porterville High School. After graduating from the Mississippi University for Women, she moved to Apalachicola, where she taught English at Chapman High School. She moved to Mississippi in 1972 and completed her masters degree in English at Mississippi State University. Ms. Browne then taught high school English at Newton High School until her retirement in 2002. She was a member of Newton United Methodist Church, where she played the piano for 17 years. She enjoyed playing bridge, working in her yard, traveling around the world, reading, spending time with her family and friends, Mississippi State sports, and proper grammar. Gracious and witty, she was an exceptional mother, grandmother and friend. Survivors include her daughter Katherine Browne Brown and her husband, Jim, their children Rush, Ben, Meg, and Kate, of Starkville, Miss.; and her daughter Kelly Browne, of New Orleans, La. Flowers may be sent to Newton United Methodist Church, 600 Decatur St., Newton, MS 39345. Memorials may be made to Newton United Methodist Church, or to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept, 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. Betty Rush Browne Gwendolyn Yvonne Young Ingram, 85, of Apalachicola, died on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, in Tallahassee. She was a native of Franklin County and a member of St. Paul AME Church. The service was at noon Saturday, Dec. 1 at St. Paul AME Church, Apalachicola, with burial at Magnolia Cemetery. She leaves to cherish her memories a daughter; Helen Dreamal I. Worthen (Charlie) of Tallahassee; son Kenneth B. Ingram(Kwanza), Apalachicola; two grandsons Carlton R. Worthen, Eufaula, Ala. and Michael J. Worthen, Tallahassee; granddaughter Brandi Dreamal Worthen Leland (Stephen) of Tallahassee; brother Sandye Young (Marilyn), Jamaica, NY; nieces Noelle Ojo (Kingsley), Germantown, Md. & Nicole Young VivesRamsey, Raleigh, NC and six great-grandchildren. Hagan and Bradwell Funeral Service, Monticello, was in charge of funeral arrangements. Viewings were Friday, Nov. 30, at Bradwell Mortuary in Quincy from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and St. Paul AME Church, Apalachicola, from 5 to 7 p.m. Gwendolyn Young Ingram GWENDOLYN YOUNG INGRAM Toni Stalker, 59, of Tucson, Ariz, was taken from us abruptly and unexpectedly on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. She was born in St. Petersburg, on March 21, 1953, graduated from Flowing Wells High School in Tucson in 1971, from the University of Arizona in 1975, and from Florida State University with a nursing degree in 1994. She was a longtime DaVita Dialysis teammate, having worked at the Tucson West unit for 10 years and in the Quincy unit for several years before. She is survived by her husband, Dave; her mother, Maggi Estes, of St. George Island; her brothers, Will, Jim, John and Kerry; her stepdaughters, Ali, Eve and Char; and many nieces and nephews and their families. Toni died as she lived having fun and helping others. She was never afraid to accept new challenges and go on new adventures. Her interests included quilting, sewing, reading, kayaking/ canoeing, bicycleand motorcycle-riding and hiking. She never had a harsh word for anyone and was loved by her family, friends, coworkers and patients. As an organ donor, she was able to help another life through the gift of her liver. We miss her dreadfully and will love her always. There was a Life Celebration at the San Pedro Chapel in Tucson, on Thursday afternoon, Nov 29. In lieu of owers, the family respectfully requests donations be made in her memory to The Kidney Trust www.kidneytrust.org. Arrangements by Desert Rose Cremation and Burial, Tucson. Toni Stalker TONI STALKER Richard Will Morris, 66, beloved husband of Marian. passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, as a result of a long history of coronary heart disease. He was in uential in the establishment of the Franklin County Library in the position of rst library director. He was also a skilled electrician. His honesty, humor, beautiful voice and amazing memory were a joy to many. He will be missed. He is survived by his wife Marian, his stepson, Michael Hamilton, Tampa; three brothers Robert Morris, of Tallahassee, and Alan and Gary Morris, of Minneapolis, Minn.; and two sisters, Nancy Pecoraro, of California, and Marilyn Stuart, of Arizona. A memorial service is being planned for early January in Tallahassee. A celebration of his life will be held at the Carrabelle old beach on Friday, Dec. 28. His ashes will be dispersed near his much loved cabin in North Carolina. Richard Will Morris Obituaries Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas, all around the town. Enjoy the outdoor lights and decorations! We will have our monthly sugar x at the Lanark Village Boat Club, a week early this month. Saturday, Dec. 8 will nd us at the boat club enjoying a good breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Your donation of $5 will get you started. See you there! Saturday, Dec. 15, will be the Lanark Boat Club Christmas Party Members only! Last week I wrote about John Westbrook and Loretta Chisholm being joined together by Marrying Sam, alias Mr. Bill Miller. John and Loretta were the 229th couple he has married. Marrying Sam is known for marrying any time, any place. Hope you can get down to the Carrabelle Boat Parade of Lights on the Carrabelle River this Saturday night. Things will start bobbing around dark-thirty, and there will be reworks too! See you at Chillas Hall on Tuesday night for Bingo! Doors open at 6 p.m. with bingo at 7 p.m. Homemade cookies and coffee on hand, door prizes, and fun, fun, fun. See ya there! Sorry, no $250 jackpots yet! Dont forget, we still have hamburgers and chips every Friday night, and pizza on Sundays, at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 here in the village. Both servings start at 5 p.m. Hamburger and chips, $5 donation. Pizza by the slice, $1 each; whole pizza eat-in $8, and take-out $10. Call after 5 p.m. to place your take-out, at 697-9998. You could win a $100 merchandize certi cate good at Lanark Market! Members of Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 are now selling the chances, or you can get yours at the Lanark Market. Tickets are $2 each or six for $5. Good luck! Drawing will be on Super Bowl Sunday. The proceeds will go to support our veterans, and the charities of the Legion. Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and housebound. Got Jesus? Until next time, God bless America, our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry. Eastpoint Christmas celebration set for Dec. 14 Eastpoint will celebrate Christmas with a parade, holiday caroling, a Christmas tree lighting and Santa Claus on the second Saturday of December, Friday, Dec. 14. The parade starts at 4 p.m., and will travel from Gillespie Street, west of Sellers Plaza, to Bay Street, then south to Patton Drive, then east to the pavilion. Santa will arrive on an oyster boat and will visit with the kids. Well have caroling and lots of fun. For information contact the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce at 653-9419. Rosier celebration Sunday at Church of Praise Pastor Anderson and Renee Williams, of Apalachicola Fellowship Church of Praise Ministries, invites you to celebrate with them this Sunday, Dec. 9. Its a Double Portion Celebration for Drs. David and Vernette Rosier, for their 38 years of marriage and 25 years of ministry The celebration will be at 4 p.m. at the church, 177 Avenue G and 14 Street, Apalachicola. Special to the Times The 30-voice Bay Area Choral Society will present Christmas Then and Now this Sunday, Dec. 9, in Apalachicola at Trinity Episcopal Church at 4 p.m. The following week, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, the program of seasonal music will be again presented at United Methodist Church in Port St. Joe. The chorus, directed by Merel Young and accompanied by pianist Janis Ramos, will perform selections such as the familiar O Come, O come, Emmanuel and the 16th century setting of O Magnum Mysterium by Spanish composer, Tomas Luis de Victoria. Twentieth century carols by John Rutter, plus Mary, Did You Know? by Mark Hayes represent the more modern genre. Also music of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and George Frederic Handel will round out the program with several choruses and solos from the Christmas portion of Messiah. Soloists performing will be soprano Sharon Solomon, soprano Carla May, and contralto Tamara Marsh. The suggested admission donation is $5. The Bay Area Choral Society sings regularly as part of the Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts concert series held in Apalachicola annually. The chorus is made up of singers from many nearby Gulf Coast communities which include Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach, Wewahitchka, Carrabelle, Lanark Village, Eastpoint, St. George Island as well as Apalachicola. Faith BRIEFS DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times The Bay Area Choral Society performs at last years Christmas concert. Choral Society to present Christmas concert Marrying Sam officiates his 229th wedding LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh Faith The Times | A7 Thursday, December 6, 2012

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Artificial baits such as grubs and jigs are producing fish, however, live shrimp is a sure thing. Red fish and a few pompano have been caught off the beaches on Cape San Blas and Mexico Beach this week. Warmer weather has improved freshwater fishing this week with good reports coming from The Brothers and Howard Creek. Most are reporting good bream, sheepshead, and some smaller trout. Theres nally a chill and certain festiveness in the air as most of us try to take time off from work to enjoy spending quality time with family and friends and re ect on the passing year. Children will be out of school on winter break soon, and while the holiday season is upon us, so are several traditional hunting opportunities. The second phase of waterfowl and coot season comes in statewide Dec. 8 and runs through Jan. 27. In addition to the usual hunting license and permit requirements, duck hunters also must have a Florida waterfowl permit ($5) and a federal duck stamp ($15). The daily bag limit on ducks is six, but you need to know your ducks before you pull the trigger, because there are different daily limits for each species. For instance, within the sixbird limit there may be only one black duck, one mottled duck, one fulvous whistling-duck and one canvasback. Only two of your sixbird limit may be pintails or redheads, and three may be wood ducks. And you may have no more than four scaup, four scoters or four mallards (of which only two may be female) in your bag. All other species of ducks can be taken up to the six-bird limit, except harlequin ducks. The daily limit on coots is 15, and theres a vebird limit on mergansers, only two of which may be hooded. When hunting waterfowl, hunters may use only nontoxic shotgun shells. Only iron (steel), bismuth-tin and various tungsten-alloys are permissible. For something different, try woodcock hunting. Woodcock season runs Dec. 18 Jan. 31. Woodcocks are excellent game birds because they hold well for pointing bird dogs and provide a challenging shot when ushed. The daily bag limit is three. The third phase of mourning and whitewinged dove season opens Dec. 8 and runs through Jan. 6. The daily bag limit is 15 birds. From November on, the shooting hours for all migratory birds are onehalf hour before sunrise to sunset. However, you must get a no-cost migratory bird permit where you purchase your hunting license before you hunt any of these birds. The only rearm you can use to hunt migratory game birds is a shotgun, no larger than 10-gauge. Shotguns must be plugged to a three-shell capacity (magazine and chamber combined). Bows also are legal. Retrievers and bird dogs can be useful in hunting migratory game birds. Arti cial decoys and manual or mouthoperated bird calls also are legal and essential gear for duck hunters. You may hunt migratory game birds over an agricultural eld if the crop was planted by regular agricultural methods. However, dont even think about sweetening the eld by scattering agricultural products over it or anywhere near it or you could wind up in serious trouble. It doesnt matter if you arent the one who scattered the bait. If you knew or should have known that such bait was present, youre accountable under federal law. Some other things you cant do while hunting migratory game birds include using ri es, pistols, crossbows, traps, snares, nets, sinkboxes, swivel guns, punt guns, battery guns, machine guns, sh hooks, poisons, drugs, explosive substances, live decoys and recorded bird calls, sounds or electrically ampli ed birdcall imitations. It is also against the law to shoot from a moving automobile or boat and herd or drive birds with vehicles or vessels. Bobcat and otter hunting season is Dec. 1 March 1, and theres no daily bag or season limit on either species. Like foxes, bobcats may be chased year-round with dogs, but possessing rearms during the closed season, between March 2 and Nov. 30, is prohibited. On a few wildlife management areas, bobcats and otters may not be taken, so please consult the speci c area brochure before you hunt. December has the hunting opportunities youre looking for, whether you are upland-bird hunting with friends and family, shooting ducks on the pond with your favorite lab or taking that big cat as he slips up behind an unsuspecting fawn. Heres wishing you happy holidays and a successful hunting season. If you can, remember to introduce someone new to our great sport. As always, have fun, hunt safely and ethically, and well see you in the woods! Tony Young is the media relations coordinator for the FWCs Division of Hunting and Game Management. You can reach him with questions about hunting at Tony.Young@MyFWC. com. During a visit to the Orman House on Black Friday, I was reminded of what an important plant cotton (Gossypium sp.) is, and how important. In the Orman garden, cotton was planted as an accent along a winding path. Clothed in its snowy bolls it was very pretty and Im sure it was pretty this summer too with both white and pink owers. Cotton is a close relative of hibiscus and has both pink male and white female owers on each plant. Cotton had also been used in some of the decorations inside the house. The plant is a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, Africa and India. The greatest diversity of wild cotton species is found in Mexico. Cultivated cotton has been bred to tolerate a wide range of climates and soil types. Cotton has been in cultivation for at least 7,000 years and fabric found in a Mexican cave has been dated to 5,800 BC. The plant was domesticated and a textile industry built around it in both Mexico and India. Cotton has been spun, woven, and dyed since prehistoric times. Thousands of years before the Christian era, cotton textiles were skillfully woven in India. Use of cotton fabric was spread from India to the Mediterranean and beyond around the time of Alexander the Great, possibly by his army. Today the United States is the number one producer of cotton, with 95 percent of the cotton grown here Gossypium hirsutum, known as upland cotton or Mexican cotton, as it is native to Central America. The ber produced by cotton is meant to help the seeds disperse by wind. Selective breeding over the centuries has increased the length and strength of these bers. Now the most widely used natural ber in the world, cotton production accounts for one-quarter of the planets cultivated land. In addition to textiles, cotton is used in shnets, coffee lters, tents and in bookbinding. The rst Chinese paper was made of cotton ber, as is modern US currency. Cotton is also used as an insert in medicine jars to prevent pills from being damaged during shipping and absorb moisture. The National Institutes of Health says you should never leave a cottonller in a medicine bottle once you open it because the absorbed moisture can actually lead to breakdown of the chemicals in the pills or capsules. Cotton seed and cottonseed oil are highly prized as food for animals and humans. Cottonseed oil is one of the least saturated vegetable oils and contains many natural antioxidants. Until the 1940s, it was the major vegetable oil produced in the United States. It is used in mayonnaise, salad dressings, sauces and margarine and is especially well suited to deep frying. KEN FINCH | Special to the Times Apalachicolas Mike Bailey, above, holds a nice-size red sh that he caught Nov. 17 while out shing with Capt. Ken Finch. On the same trip, Jacksonvilles Hank Haynes caught a 44-inch, 28-pound red sh. BUDS N BUGS Lois Swoboda Cotton a long-standing staple LOIS SWOBODA | The Times REELING IN THE REDS THE APALACHICOLA TIMES FIND US ON FACEBOOK December full of hunting traditions TONY YOUNG Outta the Woods JOHN PLEAU | Ducks Unlimited Three drake buf eheads

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CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA SP O RTS www.apalachtimes.com A Section Left: Adriana Reeder, in action against Baker. DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com After losing their season opener, the Lady Seahawks girls soccer team has clipped off ve consecutive wins, and now sits atop the district with a perfect 3-0 mark. Highlighting their streak was a thrilling 1-0 win Tuesday night at the Mikel Clark Sports Complex in a nondistrict match-up against John Paul II, the team that had handed the Franklin County girls a 4-1 loss in Tallahassee in the season opener. An assist from junior Gracyn Kirvin on a goal by junior Jessica Shields accounted for the lone score, as coach Kelli Wrights squad was able to avenge its only loss this season. In the Lady Seahawks home opener Friday night against the Baker Lady Gators, the team secured its third consecutive district win. The Lady Seahawks did not wait long for their rst goal of the match. Three minutes in, Shields served up a corner kick which senior Stephanie Marxsen put in the back of the net for her rst goal of the season. Shortly after, sophomore Katie Seger played a beautiful through ball to Kirvin for the second goal of the match. Just before the half, Shields earned her second assist of the game on a pass to Kirvin, which gave the Lady Seahawks a 3-1 lead. In the second half the Lady Seahawks put two more goals on the scoreboard. Shields served a corner kick which Kirvin found the back of the net again on a beautiful header. The nal goal was scored on a great shot by Shields, to secure the 5-1 victory and the district lead. Shields nished with one goal and three assists, and Kirvin had her second consecutive hat trick. On Saturday, the Lady Seahawks traveled to Freeport to face the Lady Bulldogs, who are in the rst year of a girls soccer program. The Lady Seahawks were lead by multiple goal scorers. Seger, Kirvin, Shields and eighth grader Allie Kirvin netted two goals each, with all four of them also adding an assist, along with junior Brook Pittman. This marked the rst shutout for the Lady Seahawks. It was an excellent day to play soccer and we started out slow but nished strong, said Coach Kelli Wright. The girls continued their busy schedule Wednesday night at West Gadsden, with the key match-up Friday night at home against district rival Rocky Bayou Christian, which is currently 1-1 in league play. On Tuesday, the Lady Seahawks are home against Port St. Joe, looking for a sweep of their district match-ups, and then on Dec. 13, the team travels to Panama City to face Rutherford High School. Girls avenge lone loss against John Paul II Gulfside IGA PL A YER OF THE WEEK S P ON S OR Franklin County High School Senior Elisha Patriotis has shown plenty of improvement in the opening games this season for the Seahawk soccer team. He primarily plays defense and is becoming increasingly skilled in that position, said Coach Ramon Valenzuela. He is quiet and focused and an asset to the team. Congratulations, Elisha! Hometown Proud (850)653-9695 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 5-on-5 hoop tourney Dec. 15 There will be a ve-onve basketball tournament on Saturday, Dec. 15 at noon at the Sixth Street recreation center in Apalachicola. The tourney is for kids age 12 and under, and is part of an effort to get a league started under the direction of county parks and recreation. The county sponsored the fall youth basketball program and paid for uniforms and most of the expenses. For more info, call Parks and Recreation Director Nikki Millender at 899-4008, or Granville Croom at 370-0668. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The Seahawks boys soccer team nailed down backto-back wins last week, downing Baker 4-1 at home Friday night, and then traveling to Freeport Saturday morning to notch a 7-2 triumph. Against Baker, the Franklin County boys fell behind 1-0 in the rst half, but then woke up and roared back after the intermission to win 4-1 for the Seahawks rst home district game. The boys struggled during the rst half, but we made arrangements to break down Bakers defensive wall, Coach Ramon Valenzuela said. We told the boys to get themselves centered in the second half and learn from their mistakes. The team was instructed to play smarter, not just harder. The boys responded and began passing the ball as well as we have seen them do it during practice, said Valenzuela, who is assisted by Stacey Kirvin. We, as coaches, were pleased to see how the players were using our strategies, said Valenzuela. The boys understood, played and scored just like they are should. They shook off the frustration of losing during the rst half and came back to win with style. Both junior Graham Kirvin and senior Zack Howze had two goals in the game, with Junior Alex Causey providing a pair of assists. Saturdays game against Freeport was another district game, and before it began, the team was encouraged to start the game with con dence and shoot the ball to their net. Our defense was very strong and the players tried to play their best. Our forwards and mid elders really showed some skill, said Valenzuela. We couldnt be happier after scoring seven goals against Freeport. These boys came from nowhere to score. Although we did miss some opportunities to score, we will continue to learn from those mistakes, he said. We have seen the boys continue to improve in their passing, communication on the eld, and scoring. They have talent and it is enjoyable to see their capabilities grow. We will continue to have the boys work individually with the ball, and as a team to strategize and carry off the strategy on the eld during our games. The Seahawk coach praised Freeport for playing a great game. Both teams Baker and Freeport were challenging opponents and we are proud of our Seahawks for their great game and sportsmanship, said Valenzuela. The seven goal spree was begun with a goal by senior Josh Reeder, on an assist from junior James Harris, and then followed by a Kirvin goal off an assist from senior Julio Ramirez. Causey netted an unassisted goal, followed by two Kirvin scores, off assists from Howze and Reeder. Howze returned the favor, scoring off a Kirvin assist, and senior Billy Harris end the scoring off a Howze assist. The boys faced off Wednesday night at West Gadsden, and on Friday night are at home against district rival Rocky Bayou Christian. On Tuesday, the Seahawks are home against Port St. Joe. Left: Adriana Reeder, in action against Baker. Bulldogs, who are in the rst year of a girls socThe Lady Seahawks were lead by multiple goal scorers. Seger, Kirvin, Shields and eighth grader Allie Kirvin netted two goals each, with all four of them also adding an assist, along with junior This marked the rst shutout for the Lady Seahawks. It was an excellent day to play soccer and we started out slow but nished strong, said Coach The girls continued their busy schedule Wednesday CHRISTEY KIRVIN | Special to the Times Above: Katie Seger Left: Jessica Shields Lady Seahawks continue winning streak Seahawks top Baker, Freeport for district wins Sports BRIEF DAVID ADLERSTEIN | the Times Julio Ramirez warms up with pre-game stretches. JAMES HARRIS JOSH REEDER DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times CHRISTEY KIRVIN | Special to the Times busy schedule Wednesday night at West Gadsden, with the key match-up Friday night at home against district rival Rocky Bayou Christian, which is currentOn Tuesday, the Lady Seahawks are home against Port St. Joe, looking for a sweep of their district match-ups, and then on Dec. 13, the team travels to Panama City to face lent day to play soccer and we started out slow but nished strong, said Coach The girls continued their busy schedule Wednesday Above: Page 9 Thursday, December 6, 2012

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Add a $ 50 gift card to your Wish List! to local restaurants Coming Soon! Daily Deal Facebook Like Contest Be Sure To Enter! NEED A LITTLE EXTRA SPARKLE ADDED TO YOUR HOLIDAY? Enter our Facebook contest to WIN A $50 GIFT CARD! Just Like our Facebook Daily Deal page and register for a chance to WIN A $50 GIFT CARD TO LOCAL RESTAURANTS. Contest gift card $ 50 to local restaurants The following is the honor roll for the rst nine-week grading period at the Franklin County Elementary School. More next week. First Grade SARAH BROWN All As : Brayden Barwick, Natalie Gibbens, Lynzi Kelley, Lonnie ONeal. A/B : Dillon Evans, Michael Humphries, Blake Reece, Anthony Stulsky. Good Citizenship : Janalyn Hippensteal, Ryan Britcher. Perfect Attendance : Brayden Barwick, Lonnie ONeal, Blake Reece. DEBBIE CHILDRESS All As : Kayleigh Leonard, Remi Turner. A/B : Marcus Clayton, Kaden Downing, Emma Maldonado, Haiden Parks, Justin Stephens. Good Citizenship : Marcus Clayton, Josie Smith. Perfect Attendance : Marcus Clayton, Harmony Malone. KATRINA HAM All As : Briana Evans, Ethan Markham, Onamae Millender, Owen Golden. A/B : Logan Bentley, Maryssa Branch, Hannah Creamer, Kirsten Martina, Gavin Millender, Cole Polous. Good Citizenship : Logan Bentley, Onamae Millender. LEIGH SMITH All As : William Chipman, Bricyn Kennedy, Mason Pace, Alonah Stanley. A/B : Nathan March. Good Citizenship : Erick Romero, Marissa Taylor. Perfect Attendance : William Chipman. BRENDA VAUSE All As : Caitlin King, Rebecca Mahon, Terry Proctor, Chandler Sanders, Ansley Savage, Dakota Shiver, Jesse Whitted. A/B : Aden Bass, Tyler Baxley, Aryauna Benjamin, Chase Millender, Jaydan Richards, Gavin Shelley. Good Citizenship : Jaqueline Valencia, Chandler Sanders. Perfect Attendance : Chandler Sanders, Jaqueline Valencia, Jesse Whitted, Caitin King. Second Grade SHELLIE BLACKBURN All As ; Kyera Crawford, Sarai Crumbliss, Ryland Martina, Kylie Rudd. A/B : Ethan Edgecomb, Emma Gragg, Kelsey Martina, Kaylee Segree, Evan Stanley, Ariana Tipton, Brittany Wright. Good Citizenship : Kelsey Martina, Kaylee Segree. Perfect Attendance : Alecksus Bouzemann, Kyera Crawford, Sarai Crumbliss. MISSY CUMBIE All As : Jada Allen, Xavier Glass, Bradlynn Hutchins, Emily Patterson, Corbin Pritchard, Zachary Thompson, Christian Wilson, Dax Chitty, Don Davis, September Ferrell, Autumn Loesch. A/B : Jaulan Prince, Ethan Shirley. Good Citizenship : Emily Patterson, Kimberly Segree. Perfect Attendance : Corbin Pritchard, Cloey Malone, Jaylan Prince, Ethan Shirley. LINDA GIBSON All As : Grace Carroll, Lucy Edwards, Matthew Gordon, Alondra Jimenez. A/B : Emily Smith, Ellis Billingsley, Karlee Cruson, Tariah Jones, Sara Johnsen, Brooklyn Freeman. Good Citizenship : Alondra Jimenez, Luis Ramirez. Perfect Attendance : Lucy Edwards, Matthew Gordon, Alondra Jimenez, Montana Woods. MISTY LUBERTO All As : Riley ONeal, Kaiden Faison, Marissa Gilbert, Parker Mock, Emaleigh Segree, TyAsia Yarrell. A/B : Demarion Burch, Emily Fichera, Daylan Hunnings, Brianna Sanders, Mikaela Sanford. Good Citizenship : Shalyn Massey, Parker Mock. Perfect Attendance : Demarion Burch, TyAsia Yarrell Third Grade MARVIN BOYD All As : Casandra Gibbens, Rachel Rudd, Kristen Stancil. A/B : Christopher Baxley, Kyler Custer, Grace Patterson, Kayleigh Revell, Brantly Richards, Annie Smith, Shasta Whitnauer. Good Citizenship : Elijah Mathis, Kristin Estes. Perfect Attendance : Annie Smith. CATHY CREAMER All As : Garrison Cook, Austin Segree, Sydney Shuman. A/B : Bradley Burch, Ava McAnally, Tate Stanley, Haley Williams. Good Citizenship : Haley Williams, Kylee Smith, Austin Segree. Perfect Attendance : Michael Square, Tate Stanley, Alexis Wheetly, Haley Williams, KLaun Richards, Kevin Burch. JEANNIE FORD All As : Larry Winchester, Brianna Sutcliffe, Dylan Grif n. A/B : Janaria Lane, Jennifer Owens, Austin Taunton, Rebecca Shiver, Blakely Curry. Good Citizenship : Janaria Lane, Larry Winchester. Perfect Attendance : Jennifer Owens, Brianna Cooper, Dylan Grif n. PAULA DYKES A/B Honor Roll : Auna Arroyo, Rileigh Boatwright, Landon Boone, Mackenzie Charles, Bryce Gilbert, Ariel Johnson, Robert Nessly. Good Citizenship : Malia Topham, Robert Nessly. Perfect Attendance : Cynthia Ceron, Robert Nessly. PAM SCHAFFER All As : Savannah Brannan, Brooklyn ONeal, Marina ONeal, Maddison Whitten. A/B : Trinity Barron, Trinity Cassell, Emma Crum, Cameron Nash, Brendon Polous. Good Citizenship : Brooklyn ONeal, Mason Ray. Perfect Attendance : Emma Crum, Savannah Brannan. Fourth Grade DONNA BARBER All As : Destanie Proctor, Brycin Huckeba, Tressie Edwards. A/B : Alexis Parks, Krystina Arroyo. Good Citizenship : Cole Shelley, Tressie Edwards. Perfect Attendance : Andrea Cooper, Steven Malone, Jarvis Turrell. LYNN CLARK All As : Madalyn Thompson, Martina Granger. A/B : Katelyn Cox, Marci Kelley, Tony Millender, Makayla Varner, Logan Waller, Kelson Smith. Good Citizenship : Madalyn Thompson, Gavyn Padilla. LAURA KING All As : Camille Davis, Katie Newman. A/B : Ethan Anderson, Austin Gray, Hollie Larkin, Landen Millender, Charlee Winchester. Good Citizenship : Eli Whaley. Perfect Attendance : Ashlynn Davis, William Gray, Juan Francisco, Katie Newman, Patrick Millender, Breauna Shiver, Makayla Varner. Franklin County Elementary Honor Roll SPELLING BEE WINNERS Top spellers in the Franklin County Schools fourth grade were winner Camille Davis, right, in Laura Kings class, and alternate Brycin Huckeba, in Donna Barbers class. Top spellers in the Franklin County Schools fth grade were winner Jace Faircloth, left, and alternate K.T. Nessly, both students in Melanie Humbles class. PHOTOS BY DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Schools A10 | The Times Thursday, December 6, 2012

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The roundtable is open to the public and folks are encouraged to attend and participate. From 2:40 to 2:55 p.m. there will be an update on the schedule of planned oyster restoration activities by the Gulf Coast Workforce Board This will be an informal roundtable meeting to exchange information on progress made to date and activities under way by researchers evaluating existing and collecting new data, an update by the SMART Team and the Healthy Gulf Healthy Community Team, followed by a discussion about next steps and an opportunity for questions and answers from any interested person who wants to attend. We will have time for open discussion after 3 p.m. Expert speakers Andy Kane (contaminants, pathogens); Bill Pine (water ow, salinity); Karl Havens (nutrient inputs); David Kimbro (food web, predation, oyster population dynamics); and Ed Camp ( sheries modeling, management model development) will be on hand to join the discussion. For more information call 653-9337. Kozlowsky, Plessinger named to water and sewer district Governor Rick Scott on Monday announced the appointments of Henry L. Kozlowsky and Richard L. Plessinger, and the reappointments of Joyce S. Estes and Harvey L. Harrington, to the Eastpoint Water and Sewer District. Kozlowsky, 65, of Eastpoint, is the former vice president of the Penske Corporation, and succeeds Dr. John Sink. Plessinger, 55, of Eastpoint, a self-employed property rental owner, succeeds Kenneth W. Shiver. Both men were appointed to terms beginning Dec. 3, 2012, and ending Dec. 7, 2015. Estes, 75, of Eastpoint, is the owner of Sea Oats Gallery. New rules for Eastpoint Pavilion The county commission Tuesday passed an ordinance prohibiting the consumption of alcohol, nuisances and loitering at the Eastpoint Pavilion, with Commissioner Noah Lockley opposed. Lockley noted that consumption was already banned at the adjacent boat ramp and he believed existing open container laws are enforceable. Persons at the pavilion and ramp may have unopened containers of alcohol in their possession. County Attorney Michael Shuler said the measure is meant to prevent a dangerous public situation. He said the property, formerly private land, had become a hang out for some locals. When the county took possession of it, this became a problem, he said. With whats going on and upcoming activities, I would like to see the sheriff to be able to enforce this, said Commissioner Pinki Jackel. DOT plans Dec. 13 public workshop The Florida Department of Transportation will hold a public workshop for anyone interested in learning more about the proposed re-surfacing of portions of U.S. 98 within the city of Apalachicola. The workshop is Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Apalachicola City Hall. The project is not slated for construction until 2015. Bid opening next month for shing pier The county commission will open bids for repairs to the St. George Island Fishing Pier at their Jan. 15 meeting. Preble-Rish, the countys engineering consultant, has received the permit from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Army Core of Engineers to make repairs. Catlin, county settle The case of Dr. Lionel Catlin v. Franklin County has been settled for $25,000. On Tuesday, the county commissioners voted unanimously to order Weems Memorial Hospital to pay the settlement. A con dentiality agreement bars public disclosure of the matter, which is a contractual disagreement. Catlin was dismissed from his physician position at Weems East in July 2011 by former Weems CEO Davie Lloyd. He subsequently sued the county in May 2012 in the circuit court. Judge Angela Dempsey had called for a court ordered mediation. Sacred Heart begins area adult services News BRIEFS County BRIEFS Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Doris Carmichael began seeing adult patients on Monday in the renovated of ces shared with Sacred Hearts pediatric services at 55 Avenue E in Apalachicola. Of ce hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Same-day appointments are available at 850-370-1000. Advanced Registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) are advanced practice nurses with extensive training, including a masters degree and clinical experience. ARNPs diagnose and treat diseases, provide appropriate education for patients, and prescribe medications. ARNPs often serve as a patients primary health care provider and see patients of all ages. Carmichael earned her nursing degree from Albany State University in Albany, Ga. She worked as director of the nursing and allied health programs at Bainbridge College while completing her masters degree with certi cation in family practice. Her family practice clinical experience was completed at Georgia Rural Health Clinics and pediatric clinical experience at Memorial Pediatric practice in Bainbridge, Ga. Carmichael brings to her practice 29 years of experience. Sacred Heart Medical Group is the largest network of primary care and specialty physicians in northwest Florida. The group is Joint Commission accredited and follows high standards for quality, safety and infection control. For more information about Sacred Heart Medical Group physicians, call 850416-1600 or visit online at www.sacred-heart. org/medicalgroup. DORIS CARMICHAEL

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A12| The Times Thursday, December 6, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 89442T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-000250CA VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC. P.O. Box 9800 Maryville, TN 37802 Plaintiff, v. DONALD RANDOLPH LAWSON, RHONDA MICHELLE LAWSON, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KARLENE E. SPENCER, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TINA M. HILL, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT H. CAPSACK, JR., and FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, through its State Housing Initiative a/k/a SHIP Program, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DONALD RANDOLPH LAWSON, RHONDA MICHELLE LAWSON, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KARLENE E. SPENCER, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TINA M. HILL, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT H. CAPSACK, JR.: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil action has been filed against you in the Circuit Court, County of Franklin, State of Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: EXHIBIT “A” LEGAL DESCRIPTION Legal Description of a 1.16 Acre Tract Certified To: Donald Lawson and Rhonda Lawson, Vanderbuilt Mortgage, Wakulla Title Company, Inc., Chicago Title Insurance Co. I hereby certify that this is a true and correct representation of the following described property and that this description meets the minimum technical standards for land surveying (Chapter 61G17-6, Florida Administrative Code). A portion of Lot 1 of Willow Acres Estates, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 27 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Begin at an iron rod and cap (marked #7160) marking the Southeast comer of Lot 1 of Willow Acres Estates, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 27 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. From said POINT OF BEGINNING run North 01 degrees 17 minutes 22 seconds West along the Westerly right-ofway boundary of Baywood Drive a distance of 77.50 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #7160), thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run South 88 degrees 55 minutes 22. seconds West 665.06 feet, thence run South 21 degrees 04 minutes 42 seconds East 82_45 feet, thence run North 88 degrees 55 minutes 29 seconds East 637.15 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING containing 1.16 acres, more or less. The undersigned surveyor has not been provided a current title opinion or abstract of matters affecting title or boundary to the subject property. It is possible there are deeds of records, unrecorded deeds, easements or other instruments which could affect the boundaries James T. Roddenberry Surveyor and Mapper Florida Certificate No: 4261 TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2008 CMH 52 X 28 CYPRESS PO MOBILE HOME SERIAL NUMBER WCH017588GAAB. Commonly known as: 271 BAYWOOD DRIVE, CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322. You are required to file a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy D. Padgett, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 2878 Remington Green Circle, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, at least thirty (30) days from the date of first publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered ag ainst you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated this 9th day of October, 2012. Marcia M. Johnson CLERK OF COURT Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Timothy D. Padgett, Esq. Timothy D. Padgett, P.A. 2878 Remington Green Circle Tallahassee, FL 32308 (850) 422-2520 (phone) (850) 422-2567 (fax) Nov 29, Dec 6, 2012 89346T PUBLIC NOTICE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Franklin County, Florida and Incorporated Areas The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, reflecting proposed flood hazard determinations within Franklin County, Florida and Incorporated Areas. These flood hazard determinations may include the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations, base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway. Technical information or comments are solicited on the proposed flood hazard determinations shown on the preliminary FIRM and/or FIS report for Franklin County, Florida and Incorporated Areas. The preliminary FIRM and FIS report can be viewed at http://portal.nwfwmdfloodmaps.com. These flood hazard determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. However, before these determinations are effective for floodplain management purposes, you will be provided an opportunity to appeal the proposed information. For information on the statutory 90-day period provided for appeals, as well as a complete listing of the communities affected and the locations where copies of the FIRM are available for review, please visit FEMA’s website at www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fh m/bfe, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627). Nov 29, Dec 6, 2012 89522T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 19-2012-CA000278 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff vs. LEON E. O’NEAL II, et al., Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: LEON E. O’NEAL, II, 226 14TH STREET, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 LEON E. O’NEAL, II, 3820 NW HUNTSBORO ST, APT 103, LAKE CITY, FL 32055 LEON E. O’NEAL, II, 175 SW BIRCH GLEN, LAKE CITY, FL 32024 FELICIA N. O’NEAL, 226 14TH STREET, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 FELICIA N. O’NEAL, 3820 NW HUNTSBORO ST, APT 103, LAKE CITY, FL 32055 FELICIA N. O’NEAL, 175 SW BIRCH GLEN, LAKE CITY, FL 32024 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LEON E. O’NEAL, II, 226 14TH STREET, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FELICIA N. O’NEAL, 226 14TH STREET, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Franklin County, Florida: LOT 3, BLOCK 134 OF CITY OF APALACHICOLA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS ON FILE AT THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you, an you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action, on Greenspoon Marder, P.A., Default Department, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, and the file original with the Clerk within 30 days after the first publication of this notice otherwise a default and a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT on this 27th day of November, 2012. Marcia M. Johnson As Clerk of said Court Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding should, no later than seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk of the Court’s disability coordinator at 301 S MONROE STREET ROOM 225, TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301, 850-577-4401. If hearing or voice impaired, contact (TDD) (800)955-8771 via Florida Relay System. December 6, 13, 2012 89462T PUBLIC NOTICE FRANKLIN COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING The Franklin County Humane Society would like to invite the pubic to our annual general meeting on Saturday, December 8, 2012. It will be held at the Lighthouse Park on St. George Island at 10:00 AM. The Humane Society is proud to serve the Franklin County community with the help of caring, concerned citizens like yourselves. It would not be possible to continue to help our less fortunate, 4 legged citizens without you. Come join us and show your support for the Franklin County Humane Society! Thank you. Nov 29, Dec 6, 2012 91149T PUBLIC NOTICE Request for Letters of Interest and Qualifications Franklin County Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) Transportation Disadvantaged Program The Apalachee Regional Planning Council is seeking qualifications from entities interested in serving as the Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) for Franklin County, Florida. The selected entity will be recommended to the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged (CTD). If approved by the CTD, the selected contractor will coordinate the administration and operation of the Franklin County Transportation Disadvantaged system, as authorized by Chapter 427, Florida Statutes, and more fully described in Rule 41-2, Florida Administrative Code, beginning July 1, 2013. Interested entities are required to provide the following as proof of qualifications: description of organization, an organizational chart, capabilities and background information, prior work accomplishments, explanation of coordination experience, scheduling and routing software used by the entity, a list of vehicles to be used (if applicable); proof of insurability, credit references, and a current financial statement. Interested entities should submit five (5) copies of their expression of interest and qualifications in a sealed envelope to the Apalachee Regional Planning Council, 20776 Central Avenue East, Suite 1, Blountstown, Florida 32424 by 12:00 p.m. Central Time on Friday, December 28, 2012. The envelope must be marked, “LETTER OF INTEREST AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CTC.” Faxed and emailed responses WILL NOT be accepted. Responses received after the deadline will be returned unopened. Only responses to the request for letters of interest will be considered if a request for proposals is issued for the CTC. Questions should be addressed to: Apalachee Regional Planning Council, Ms. Vanita Anderson, TD Program Coordinator, at the address listed above. The Apalachee Regional Planning Council reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses in the best interest of the State. December 6, 2012 91137T PUBLIC NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Notice is hereby given that SEALED BIDS will be received by THE SCHOOL BOARD OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, (hereafter referred to as Board) at the School Board Administrative Offices located at 85 School Road, Eastpoint, Florida 32328, up to 4:00 p.m. on the 6th day of December, 2012, and will be opened at the regular School Board meeting to be held at 6:00 p.m. on the 6th day of December, 2012., in the Willie B. Speed Conference Room, in Eastpoint, Florida, for the purchase of the following real property: A parcel of land described as all of Block 126 and approximately the West 40 feet of Lots 6 through 10 of Block 131, according to the City Map of the City of Apalachicola in general use, Franklin County, Florida. The parcel of land will be subject to a deed restriction that the land mast be used for affordable housing approved by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation and other restrictions as contained in Resolution 2012-025 adopted by the Board on November 20, 2012. The Board will consider a minimum bid of $211,000.00. All closing costs shall be paid by the bidder, including title insurance and costs of advertising. The Board will select the closing agent and title insurance company. Each bid shall be accompanied by a certified check payable to the School Board of Franklin County, Florida, in the amount of $5000.00, to be placed with an escrow agent acceptable to the Board. No other forms will be acceptable. Upon the acceptance of he bid, the successful bidder will be required to enter a contract for sale and purchase using the contract form provided by the Board. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids, and to waive any informalities. Dated this 20th day of November, 2012. The School Board of Franklin County, Florida By: Jimmy Gander, Chairman ATTEST: Nina Marks, Superintendent Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 2012 91227T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-162-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK Plaintiff, vs. LYDIA BURNS, DREAM MERCHANT, L.L.C., FAIRWAY PARK SUBDIVISION PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 27, 2012, in Case No. 12-162-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit, in and for Franklin County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and LYDIA BURNS, DREAM MERCHANT, L.L.C., FAIRWAY PARK SUBDIVISION PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, and FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on January 9, 2013, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: LOT 8 OF FAIRWAY PARK SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 15, PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: November 27, 2012 MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Garvin B Bowden, Esq. Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia, & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32308 December 6, 13, 2012 91239T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012 -135 CA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation P.O. Box 610 Crawfordville, Florida 32327, Plaintiff, vs. BOBBY A. WINTONS, TEMOLYNNE W. WINTONS, THE UNKNOWN #1 TENANT IN POSSESSION OF 178 22ND AVE, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320, and THE UNKNOWN #2 TENANT IN POSSESSION OF 178 22ND AVE, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320, 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 January 9, 2013, 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: LOTS 6, 7, 24, AND 25, BLOCK 237, GREATER APALACHICOLA, A SUBDIVISION OF THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF IN MOST COMMON USE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim 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 28th day of November, 2012. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk December 6, 13, 2012 91237T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-108 CA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation P.O. Box 610 Crawfordville, Florida 32327, Plaintiff, vs. RONALD D. BOOZER, MARJORIE L. BOOZER a/k/a MARJORIE LOUISE BOOZER, CLERK OF COURT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA, and DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE on behalf of SCDSS Foster Care, 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 January 9, 2013, 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: LOT 1, BLOCK 48 (211), KEOUGH’S SECOND ADDITION TO THE CITY OF CARRABELLE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 20, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1977 AMHE MOBILE HOME, IDENTIFICATION NO. 21G6842D. 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 28th day of November 2012. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk December 6, 13, 2012 91243T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012 CA 000030 SYNOVUS BANK, FORMERLY KNOWN AS COLUMBUS BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST THROUGH NAME CHANGE AND BY MERGER WITH COASTAL BANK AND TRUST OF FLORIDA f/k/a VANGUARD BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. DIRT ROADS DEVELOPMENT, L.L.C., a Florida limited liability company, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Marcia Johnson, Clerk Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, will on the 9th day of January, 2013 at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, 22 Market Street, Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida, 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: Lots 19 and 33, LAKES ON THE BLUFF, according to plat thereof recorded in the public records of Franklin County, Florida in Plat Book 8, Pages 33, 34 and 35. 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 official seal of this the 28th day of November, 2012. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk In accordance with the AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at (850) 577-4430. December 6, 13, 2012 91253T PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue an environmental resources permit for a Breakwater Extension, number 19-0293158-002-EI, to Mr. Paul Aughtry III, at 350 East Parkins Mill Road, Greenville, SC 29607; c/o Garlick Environmental Associates, Inc. Post Office Box 385, Apalachicola, FL 32329 The purpose of the permit is to authorize construction of 12 linear feet of breakwater to an existing, previously authorized, breakwater. A living shoreline will be planted with Spartina alternaflora, on one foot centers landward of the breakwater. The breakwater will not extend more than ten (10) feet waterward of the Mean High Water line. The project will be located at Lot 7 of Kinja Bay Subdivision, Parcel ID 29-09S-06W-73540000-0070, Latitude 29.676194 degrees North, Longitude 84.832083 degrees, St. George Sound, Class II, Approved Shellfish Harvesting, Outstanding Florida Waters, in Eastpoint, Florida. Based on all the above, and with the application of general and limiting specific conditions of the permit, the Department has reasonable assurance the project, as proposed, fully meets the environmental resources permitting requirements of Chapter 62-346, Florida Administrative Code, and will not harm the environment. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statute. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to re-determine final agency action on the application, the filing of a petition for an administrative hearing may result in a modification of the permit, or even a denial of the application. Accordingly, the applicant will not commence construction or other activities under this permit until the deadlines below for filing a petition for an administrative hearing, or request for an extension of time, have expired. Under subsection 62-110.106(4) of the Florida Administrative Code, a person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s action may also request an extension of time to file a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be filed with the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, before the applicable deadline. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running time period for filing a petition until the request is acted upon. If a request is filed late, the Department may still grant it upon a motion by the requesting party showing that the failure to file a request for an extension of time before the deadline was the result of excusable neglect. In the event that a timely and sufficient petition for an administrative hearing is filed, other persons whose substantial interests will be affected by the outcome of the administrative process have the right to petition to intervene in the proceeding. Intervention will be only 91245T IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-454-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES W.SMITH, JR., and SISBRO INVESTMENT CORPORATION, a Georgia corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 27, 2012, and entered in Civil Action No. 2010-000454-CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, and the Defendants, JAMES W. SMITH, JR., and SISBRO INVESTMENT CORPORATION, a Georgia corporation, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 9th day of January, 2013 at the front door foyer on the second floor of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, the following-described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lot 12, Block 74, of ST. GEORGE ISLAND GULF BEACHES UNIT NO. 5, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3 at page 17 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 28th day of November, 2012 Honorable Marcia Johnson Clerk of the Court Franklin County, FL By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk December 6, 13, 2012

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A13| The Times Thursday, December 6, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS JOB ANNNOUNCEMENT Position Title: Library Assistant/Permanent Part timeSalary: $10.00 hour/26 hours per week Applications and Job Description available: at Franklin County Public Library … Eastpoint 29 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328 850-670-8151, Position open until “ lled.The Franklin County Board of commissioners is an Equal Opportunity/Af“ rmative Action/Drug Free Workplace Employer Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: High level of computer usage and skills required; Ability to operate library equipment, i.e. copiers, faxes, scanning; Customer service, sequencing skills (Dewey decimal system) and the ability to work in a fast paced environment are necessary; willingness to learn new skills and attend training is imperative; preparing reports and lifting required. Skills in organizing, planning, and record keeping are essential. Minimum Quali“ cations: High School Diploma. Associates or Bachelors preferred. At least 2 years experience working in a library is required. Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered. Must relate well with the general public, other library staff, volunteers, children and young adults, be adaptable and ” exible. Ability to make decisions, to implement policies and procedures, and maintain quality standards is necessary. EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB… A FUTURE! LONG TERM WORK an aggressive leader in the Marine Industry, located in Panama City, FL has the following opportunities for skilled craftsmen:PIPEFITTERS  PIPE WELDERS SHIPFITTERS  STRUCTURAL WELDERS X-RAY WELDERS  ELECTRICIANSCompetitive wages DOE, and a comprehensive bene ts package including: Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses. Normal work week to include overtime. Quali ed craftsmen should apply in person: Mon-Fri, 8am-12pm 1pm4:30 pmHUMAN RESOURCES (2 Locations): 13300 Allanton Rd., Panama City, FL 32404 and 134 S. East Ave., Panama City, FL 32401Applications are also accepted at our East Ave Of ce Saturdays, 8am-12pm.(850) 522-7400, ext. 2285, 2322, or 2302 Fax: (850) 874-0208EOE/Drug Free Workplace Notice of VacancyFranklin County Tourist Development Council Board Member The Franklin County Tourist Development Council is composed of nine members appointed by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners. Anyone interested in being considered for this volunteer position is encouraged to send a letter of interest and qualifying resume to the FCTDC at the address below. This is a volunteer position with no nancial compensation. Board members are required to attend regular board meetings and are expected to participate in the Committee activities of the Board. Prospective applicants must be engaged in a tourist-related business and must be a resident of Franklin County. All members of the council shall be electors of the county. Interested persons should reply no later than February 1, 2013. A recommendation will be forwarded to the Franklin County Commission for their consideration. Applications may be submitted to: Franklin County Tourist Development Council P O Box 819 Apalachicola, Florida 32329 or via email attachment to fran@anaturalescape.com For further information, please call Fran Edwards at the FCTDC o ce at 850-653-8678 COORDINATOR, CRIME SCENE TECHNOLOGY coordinate/teach crime scene, crime scene photography, biological evidence, ngerprinting, forensic science, crime scene safety & courtroom presentation of evidence. Develop online courses, advise students and mentor adjuncts. Hours may include nights/weekends at multiple campuses. Requires MS in appropriate eld; experience in forensic science and/or crime scene technology + 3 yrs exp preferred. Salary range starts at $30,600/yr.Position Open Until Filled. Only those who provide all requested items, GCSC Application (must be completed), legible transcripts & resume will be considered. Additional info: www.gulfcoast.edu/hr. Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer. GCSC Equity O ce 850.873.3516 Associate Director, Small Business Development Center (grant funded) assist the Director with daily operation of center & outreach. Responsible for consulting & training of small business concerns; existing & pre-venture. Consult in areas of startup, nancial, management & marketing needs. Requires BS (MS preferred) in Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing, related eld; min. 5 yrs. consulting in development/ management of small business enterprises; knowledge of entrepreneurship, small business management & sustainable business development processes. Social Media exp & prior business ownership preferred. Must be able to travel and work exible hours. Salary starts at $42k/yr. Apply by 12/21/12. Only those who provide all requested items, GCSC Application (must be completed), legible transcripts & resume will be considered. Additional info: www.gulfcoast.edu/hr. Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer. GCSC Equity O ce 850.873.3516 RENTALS3 BR 3 BA UNFURNISHED CONDO LONG TERM, POOL .............................................$850 2 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED HOUSE FL ROOM, FENCED YARD, GARAGE ..................$800 3 BR 2 BA FURNISHED APT W/D, CARPORT, ST PARKING ............................$600 2 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED APT NEW PAINT, SMALL PORCH ...............................$375 1 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED APT ST PARKING, REMODELED, INC WATER ..........$425 3 BR 1 BA FURNISHED APT WEEKLY OR MONTHLY, INC UTILITIES 3 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED DUPLEX DOWNTOWN CARRABELLE ...............................$600 2 OFFICE SPACES US 98 CARRABELLE ...............................................$300 BOTH 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comwww. rst tness.com/carrabellePROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code. In accordance with subsection 28-106.111 (2) and subparagraph 62-110.106(3)(a).4, Florida Administrative Code, petitions for an administrative hearing by the applicant must be filed within 14 days of receipt of written notice. Petitions filed by any persons other than the applicant, and other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60 (3) of the Florida Statutes, must be filed within 14 days of publication of the notice. Under Section 120.60 (3) of the Florida Statute, however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may file a petition within 14 days of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition for an administrative hearing within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of those rights. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department’s action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency’s file or identification number, if known; (b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests are or will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agency’s proposed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the agency’s proposed action; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department’s action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, Florida Administrative Code. Under Sections 120.569(2)(c) and (d) of the Florida Statute, a petition for administrative hearing must be dismissed by the agency if the petition does not substantially comply with the above requirements or is untimely filed. This action is final and effective on the date filed with the Clerk of the Department unless a petition is filed in accordance with the above. Upon the timely filing of petition this order will not be effective until further order of the Department. This permit, when issued, constitutes an order of the Department. The applicant has the right to seek judicial review of the order under Section 120.68 of the Florida Statute, by the filing of a notice of appeal under Rule 9.110 of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with the Clerk of the Department in the Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida, 323993000; and by filing a copy of the notice of the appeal accompanied by the applicable filing fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. The notice of appeal must be filed within 30 days from the date when the final order is filed with the Clerk of the Department. Requests for review before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission must be filed with the Secretary of the Commission and served on the Department within 20 days from the date when the final order is filed with the Clerk of the Department. The application for this permit is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for legal holidays, at the Northwest District office, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd MS 55, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. December 6, 2012 Jessica Locklear and John Edmond Evans III Would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Kinsleigh Nichole Evans. She was born November 19th, 2012 at the TMH weighing 6lb 12oz and was 20in long. Maternal Grandparents are Beth Shiver and Michael Holton, Great Grandparents are Aleta and Kenny Baker, Reedy and Charlene Holton all of Carrabelle, and the late Ramen Shiver. Paternal Grandparents are Shiela Evans of Carrabelle and John Evans; Great Grandparents Hoyt and Brenda Bailey of Douglasville, Georgia, the late Sharon and Charles Ray Tucker, John Edomnd Evans and George and Dalsie Boots Evans. Wewahitchka 122 2nd street, Saturday Dec 8th, @ 1 pm/ CSTSTORAGE AUCTIONAuctioning off five storage units! Carrabelle : Storage Units Behind IGA, Saturday December 8th from 8am til 2pmMulti-Family Sale850-323-0713 Mexico Beach : 418 Arizona Dr, Saturday December 8th, 7am til 12 Noon CSTMulti-Family Estate SaleFender Guitar, Crystal, Occupied Japan, Christmas Around the World Collectiables, Vintage Tableware, Framed Art Prints, Something for Everyone from 25¢ to $700! To Benefit Apalachacola First Baptist Church Christian SchoolIn time for Christmas. Come check it out! A little bit of everything for everyone! Saturday, December 8th, 8 am untilRain or shine! Install/Maint/RepairHandymanNeeded Elec, Plumb, Construction. Experience & References Required. (850) 653-5319 Apalachicola: 1 br, 1 ba efficiency Call for information 850-653-6103 Text FL32343 to 56654 Carrabelle Cove ApartmentsTaking Applications Now Available: 1, 2 and 3 br, Handicap Apts. Laundry facilities on site, W/S included in rent, CH&A and window coverings provided. On site management Office. Rental assistance available. Income restrictions apply, reasonable accommodation. Carrabelle Cove Apartments 807 Gray Ave #33 Carrabelle, Fl 32322 850-697-2017 TDD711 This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employerText FL29928 to 56654 St. GeorgeIsland $175/wk, elec, satellite, garbage incl. Pool tbl. 12’ X 65’ deck. Beautiful view! 850-653-5319 Apalachicola Condo. 2 br, 2 bath, with newer paint, tile, carpet $750 per month with 700 + credit score or $800 per month below 700 credit score. *References Checked* Quint 865-693-3232 Carrabelle Condo Riverfront 2 bedroom/ 1 bath, with queen Sofa sleeper long term rental $1,200 monthly. nice 850-545-0784 Historic Apalachicola Charming Cottage2br/1ba. In prime historic Apalachicola location. Short walk to water. Wood floors, new washer/dryer, ceiling fans, new cent. heat/ac, w/nice size yard. Pets allowed upon aproval/ deposit. $1,000mo. Call 850-832-2275 for appointment. Text FL34213 to 56654 Lanark Village3br 2ba home, near water, lg fence yard, $600 mo. 850-545-8813 Price Reduced! 3 Bedroom Home for RentNice 3/2 home in Apalachicola. Fenced yard, Bonus Room. $800 per month. 1 month security deposit. No Pets. Call Kathy Robinson, Robinson Real Estate Company 850-653-7196 Txt FL333087 to 56654 Apalachicola: 3 br, 2 Bath. Newly Remodeled Call for details!! 850-653-6103 Text FL32340 to 56654 Carrabelle House with 4bdr/2baths,large family room, LR, dining room /kitchen,/ utility room/ office and/or play room/ screened porch, recent efficient air and metal roof., two storage buildings, fenced yard, on two large lots, extra lot available $139.000 (850-545-0784) Text FL30879 to 56654 Total Down Pmt $6502003 Pontiac Grand Prix T otal Price $4,8000% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West 850-215-1769 9am-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday You Are Automatically Approved If You Can Make Payments On Time!!! 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Local 14 | The Times Thursday, December 6, 2012 Real Estate Picks Our local real estate experts have identied what they feel are the best values around and are oering them to you in Real Estate Picks! (In this section), Discover the best real estate values in Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Cape San Blas, St. George Island, Carrabelle and surrounding areas. Best Values on the Forgotten Coast SELL YOUR LI S TING S HERE! Only $35 per week per listing Minimum 2 ads per week or 1 ad for 2 weeks Contact Joel or Kari for details: (850)814-7377 or (850)227-7847 SOLD John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.com MLS# 247879 $95,000 Eastpoint MAGNOLIA RIDGE ESTATES Located on one acre in Eastpoint, 3 BR, 2 BA, starter home or 2nd home for part time resident, built in John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.com MLS# 248301 $12,500 Eastpoint LAKES ON THE B L UFF Foreclosure in gated subdivision off North Bayshore Drive, ideal location for a secluded home in this new subdivision with community pool, wooded lot with mature native vegetation; lot is irregular shaped, Bank owned. Listing agent Michael Billings ADVERTISEMENT TO BID CITY OF CARRABELLE, FLORIDA General and Building Contractors with Electrical Subcontractors are invited to bid on a General Contract for the Historic Carrabelle City Hall in Carrabelle, Florida in accordance with Contract Documents. All bids must be a lump sum basis; segregated Bids will not be accepted. PROJECT: Historic Carrabelle City Hall Renovations and Repairs BID DATE: January 3, 2013 TIME: 2:00 p.m. local time The City of Carrabelle, Florida will receive sealed bids until 2:00 p.m. local time on January 3, 2013. Bids will be opened publicly and read aloud at the following location: Carrabelle City Hall 1001 Gray Avenue Carrabelle, FL 32322 deposit per set. All materials furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with Drawings and Courtney Dempsey City Administrator 1001 Gray Avenue Carrabelle, FL 32322 and be marked: 1. Bids for Historic Carrabelle City Hall Renovations and Repairs 2. (Name of Bidder) 3. (Address of Bidder) 4. (City, State, Zip Code) All bids shall be delivered by a representative of the Bidder or by registered mail with return receipt best interest of the City of Carrabelle, Florida. CARRABELLE CITY HALL 1001 GRAY AVENUE CARRABELLE, FL 32322 COURTNEY DEMPSEY, CITY ADMINISTRATOR Its for working folks, he said. And it has to be affordable for 50 years. The project calls for four one-bedroom, and 40 two-bedroom units, built as quadriplexes, along with 80 parking spaces. The development would be professionally managed, he said, and would be built of concrete block, with a brick veneer and oyster tabby on top. The proposed site would require relocation of the citys dog park, but Bloodworth said there is plenty of space on the opposite side to accommodate the relocation. At Tuesdays city commission meeting, Bloodworth cautioned city commissioners that maximum income levels for tenants, as specified by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation, could rule out occupancy by teachers, police officers and other professionals. In order to qualify for the federal tax credits, a developer must commit to keeping rents over 50 years in the range of 60 percent of the countys median income per family, which is $48,800. Depending on a familys income, rents would range between $336 and $656 per month. A single individual who makes more than $20,520 per year would be ineligible, while two people could make no more than $25,460, three $26,400, and four $29,280. Any service worker probably will qualify, said City Administrator Betty Taylor-Webb. It moves them into something they will afford now. Bloodworth also cautioned city commissioners that even if the sale is approved by the city and the schools, the process for securing funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Developments Low Income Housing Tax Credit program is a highly competitive one. Congress enacted the tax credit program in 1986 to provide the private market with an incentive to invest in affordable rental housing. The tax credits are awarded to developers of qualified projects, who can then sell these credits to investors to raise capital (or equity) for their projects. This reduces the debt the developer would otherwise have to borrow, enabling the property to offer lower, more affordable rents. Provided the property maintains compliance with the program requirements, investors receive a dollar-for-dollar credit against their federal tax liability each year over a period of 10 years. Commissioner Brenda Ash said city residents should understand that the process will take time before such a project would be approved, constructed and ready for occupancy. We have a limited period of time trying to make it work, Bloodworth said. The funding is not available until the second quarter of 2013, but needs to be submitted by years end. He said that the project could compete in future years if it is denied this time around. Its a long shot, said Taylor-Webb. Very few small counties apply for this package of funding. The city commissioners went ahead and gave unanimous support Tuesday night for drawing up a contract for the sale of the property, provided the school board accepts the projects bid at this evenings school board meeting. When bids are opened, the board also is expected to review an appraisal completed by Matt Terry of Port St. Joe, as required by school district rules. City Attorney Pat Floyd advised commissioners that they didnt need to do their own appraisal. If the school board is getting one, their property is so related and interwoven with ours, I would think it would be sufficient to do a multiplication (of the citys portion), he said. I would think that would be a fair way of doing it. I dont see paying an appraiser to do another one thats separate for us. HOUSING from page A1 SPECIAL TO THE TIMES An outline of the proposed apartment complex, prepared by 4M Design Group. Gov. Rick Scott praised Octobers decline in the states jobless rate. He said Florida has experienced positive annual job growth now for 27 consecutive months, and that the states job postings increased sharply in October 2012 compared to the previous October by 28,140, an increase of 11.9 percent. He also noted in a press release that the University of Floridas Consumer Con dence Index reported optimism among Floridians remained near a postrecession high in October. Scott said Florida housing starts were up over the year in September (the most recent month available) by 29.3 percent and median home prices were up 7.4 percent over the year. He said that Florida realtors report that home sales remain robust as the backlog of existing homes on the market is down by 40 percent from Sept. 2011 In October, 12,100 more Floridians found employment in the private sector and the incomes that allow them to provide for their families, particularly with the holidays approaching, Scott said. 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Thursday, December 6, 2012 Affordable housing proposed for AHS siteBy DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Land adjacent to the former Apalachicola High School could eventually sprout 44 new apartments, designated as affordable housing, if a proposal now in the works before both the city and school board crosses a series of local, state and federal hurdles. The plan to transform the corner of Avenue L and 17th street into an affordable housing complex is being championed by local real estate broker Leon Bloodworth, who hopes this week to secure purchase of the property from the city and school board, speci cally to develop the apartments. Bloodworth is spearheading the project on behalf of a Tallahassee developer who intends to buy the property for $350,000, and then take advantage of federal housing tax credits to nance the project. At their Nov. 20 special meeting, the school board approved advertising for sale of the property for a minimum bid of $211,000, which Bloodworth had calculated represents the school districts ownership of about 60 percent of the site. The remaining 40 percent, which constitutes what were city-owned streets when Apalachicola deeded the property to the schools four decades ago, would amount to about $139,000, with that money going to city coffers if the sale goes through. At the citys Nov. 27 special meeting, Bloodworth outlined for commissioners the proposal, which he stressed was for affordable housing, rather than Section 8 or subsidized housing. DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesLeon Bloodworth outlines the project before the Apalachicola city commission. See HOUSING A14 By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com Old Neb, a gentle brown horse, was a part of the lighthouse staff and a resident of Little St. George Island for almost 50 years. In the days when a lighthouse keeper was resident on Little St. George Island, he and his family were aided and entertained by a number of companion animals. In his book Lighthouses and Living Along the Florida Gulf Coast, Pete Roberts, a former keeper at the Cape St. George Light mentions a dog named Trixie, a pig named Alice and a Shetland pony named Prince given to the family by Neel Hinckley. Prince was transported to the island by shing boat. When the pony refused to pull a re engine red cart purchased from the Montgomery Ward catalogue, a wild goat, Billy, was cut from a herd on Sand Island by Trixie, lassoed and pressed into service, adding another animal to the Roberts entourage. Joe Barbers family once owned the island and he lived there brie y as a child and visited it frequently to hunt and sh for decades. He said Herbert Marshall once carried rabbits to the island and released them, but they didnt survive long. Probably a very good thing, in retrospect, since introduced rabbits have decimated the landscape on a number of other islands including Australia. Marshall also acquired a ock of chickens. At the time, Nick Fortunas had an airplane, and the chickens were herded onto the plane and released onto St. George Island from the air. Barber said they uttered to earth and the ock reproduced and survived for some years. Perhaps the most memorable of the animals inhabiting Little St. George was Old Neb. Barber said Neb was born on the island and lived there his entire long life. He must have been born around the turn-of-the-century and he was still a resident of the lighthouse compound during World War II. He is said to have reached the age of 48. Neb was one of a small herd of horses kept by Marshall. The animals foraged at By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Apalachicola city commissioners didnt like the sound of what they heard from City Administrator Betty-Taylor Webb Tuesday night about the progress of negotiations with the federal government over a longterm lease for the Harbor House. Taylor-Webb said she has been in discussion with the General Services Administration (GSA) about a city proposal to have the of ces of the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, housed in the Harbor House at 479 Market Street for the past 20 years, relocate to the vacant site a couple hundred yards away that used to be home to the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR). She said talks have bogged down over infrastructure improvements and cost requirements that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the umbrella agency over the wildlife refuge, is demanding be done upfront by the city. Taylor-Webb said the federal agency has been insistent that a series of items be completed that meet government building standards, from widening doorways to adding outside lighting, before they will consider relocating. In addition, they are asking that the city agree to a brokerage agreement that would require it to pay 6 percent of the monthly rental fee. The city has proposed a monthly rent of about $2,000 per month for the former ANERR site. She said the GSA is asking that the city, which is awaiting approval by the state to allow the former ANERR site to revert to Apalachicolas ownership, front the cost of the roughly $150,000 in improvements. The federal government would repay the city for these expenses over a 10-year period, she said.By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Franklin County continued to show steady improvement in its unemployment rate in October, as it fell to the 6 percent level. According to preliminary numbers released Nov. 16 by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the countys jobless rate last month fell 0.3 of a percentage point, from 6.3 to 6.0 percent. Last month, 23 people were dropped from the unemployment rolls, lessening them from 361 to 338 people in search of work. The workforce also shrank by 129 workers, from 5,739 to 5,610, but remained considerably larger than one year ago, when it comprised 5,494 workers, and when the jobless rate was sharply higher, at 7.6 percent. Franklin Countys jobless picture placed it at fth best in Florida. Monroe County, at 4.7 percent, had the states lowest unemployment rate, followed by Walton County (5.4 percent), Okaloosa County (5.7 percent and Wakulla County (5.9 percent). Many of the counties with the lowest unemployment rates were those with relatively high proportions of government employment. The unemployment rate in the Gulf Coast Workforce region was 7.7 percent in October, down 0.2 percent from the September rate, and 1.9 percentage points lower than the regions year ago rate of 9.6 percent and below the state rate of 8.5 percent. Out of a labor force of 102,173, there were 7,889 unemployed Gulf Coast residents The countys unemployment numbers continue to run better than the two nearby counties, Bay and Gulf, which also are part of the Gulf Coast Workforce Region. Bay fell from 8.0 to 7.8 percent, and Gulf declined from 8.3 to 8.1 percent. County unemployment drops to 6 percent See COUNTY A14City troubled by lease of Harbor HouseSee LEASE A5 Old Neb was a beloved member of the staff xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM VOL. 127 ISSUE 32Phone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8036 Circulation: 800-345-8688Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . . A6 Faith . . . . . . . A7 Outdoors . . . . . A8 Sports . . . . . . A9 Tide Chart . . . . . A9 Classi eds . . . A12-A13 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 Oyster money arrives, A2See HORSE A5 World War II museum to dedicate agpolesOn Friday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. the Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum will dedicate two agpoles donated by Woodmen of the World. This dedication will be at the new front entrance, with a small commemorative plaque placed between the two poles. Afterwards will be a short ceremony to remember Pearl Harbor, the attack by the Japanese that caused the United States to enter the war. The ag will be placed at half-mast as Taps is played, followed by a recording of President Roosevelts Day of Infamy speech, the original heard by the nation over radio. At 11:30 a.m., the movie Tora Tora Tora will be shown as a visual remembrance of the attack by Japanese forces on Dec. 7, 1941. All are invited to come and, as always, admission is by donation and donations are always welcome.Island Lights celebration Friday eveningFriday Dec. 7 is the St. George Island Lights holiday celebration, beginning at 4 p.m. with the start of the Jingle Jog, a one mile fun run, at Lighthouse Park. Plan on getting there a little early to get your Santa hat and jingle bells. Then at 5 p.m. Santa arrives by re engine and provides a bag of goodies to kids age 10 and younger. At sunset, the palms and park are lit. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the snacks, coffee, and hot chocolate. The event is hosted by the St. George Island Business Association. For more info, visit www. SGILights.com or call 927-5039.Carrabelles Holiday on Harbor on SaturdayOn Saturday, Dec. 8, Marine Street in Carrabelle will be glowing with lights, and the River Walk is the place to be at dark-thirty for watching the decked-out boat regatta, the Parade of Lights. Stroll with old friends, make some new ones, sip cider, see Santa and ll your eyes with enchantment! Fireworks are the grand nale for the parade. To nd out more, call 697-2585 FROM ST. GEORGE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE ASSOCIATION COLLECTION William and Walter Roberts, sons of Assistant Keeper Walter (Pete) Roberts, Jr., riding Old Neb around 1930.

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LocalA2 | The Times Thursday, December 6, 2012 Apalachicola airport gets shot of young bloodSpecial to the TimesIn response to the effects of Tropical Storm Debby on the Apalachicola Bay, Florida has received approval for a $2.7 million National Emergency Grant to provide temporary employment for those Franklin County residents adversely impacted due to the decline of oysters and other sheries in the region. The state made the request for disaster assistance to the U.S. Department of Labor in October, and received word Friday the request had been granted. In October I met with families in Franklin County and saw their frustration and desire to return to the jobs they love, said Gov. Rick Scott, in making the announcement. Apalachicola Bay is home to some of the best sheries and oysters in the world, and were committed to getting much needed support to the area. This funding will provide desperately needed employment and paychecks to those hardworking families who have been impacted. This support will also help put families back to work and begin the road to recovery. The Department of Economic Opportunity coordinated with the Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board and the local community to develop a temporary jobs project to re-shell the bay and help it recover and re-open to harvesting. The grant is provided by the Department of Labor and totals close to $2.7 million, which will go toward hiring 200 dislocated oystermen, working under the supervision of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs and the Franklin County Seafood Workers Association to re-shell the bay by transporting live and dead oyster material from unaffected areas to those oyster bars damaged by the storm. The reshelling project will operate through June 30, 2013. The 200 jobs will pay oyster harvesters about $200 a day, three days a week for six months, according to Shannon Hartseld, president of the Franklin County Seafood Workers Association. He said the bay crisis began in 2007 when a drought hit the region, followed by the BP oil spill scare and then Tropical Storms Debby and Isaac. Its what put us where were at right now in a seafood disaster, really, he said. Hartseld said reshelling and relaying will help the bay and get harvesters working again. But, he added, the process could make it more difcult for restaurants that sell Apalachicola oysters, since the oysters cant be harvested from the areas during the six-month project. Its going to be even fewer than what is being processed now, he said. But this will give our bay a break on the seedlings that we have. Hartseld said he has concerns about the future of the bay. If we dont get fresh water this year, we are going to be struggling for the next few years, he said. If we dont gure out what to do with this river, our bays going to die out. Were going to have to start working on something else for the local oystermen. Jacqueline Bostick from the News Herald contributed to this story. FCSWA TO HOsST MONDaA Y DINNER mMEETINGThe Franklin County Seafood Workers  Associations regularly scheduled monthly meeting will be Monday,  Dec. 10 in Eastpoint at the rehouse starting at 6 p.m. We will be sharing updated information regarding solutions for the bay issue, and possible further outreach to displaced workers. There will be chili served for dinner, along with a distribution of bedding provided through the Foundations of Justice and the Carrabelle Ministerial Group. Please continue to  follow the FCSWA on Facebook for any updates, new information or details. To donate, or for further information, please contact FCSWA Secretary Jennifer Millender at 850-597-0787.Feds to fund $2.7 million for oyster beds By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star.com The terminal at Apalachicola Regional Airport is getting a facelift with an eye to more and better service for visiting pilots. Things are changing at Apalachicolas airport. On Nov. 1, Crystal Air of Chattanooga came on board as the new Fixed Base Operator (FBO) for the facility. On Nov. 12, the terminal was almost bare of furniture, but maps and brochures were neatly stacked on the remaining desk and shelves. In response to the front door, a young man appeared from the rear of the terminal, power drill in hand. Jonathan Crisp, 24, is the new airport manager, hard at work refurbishing the terminal and grounds. Crisp said he likes the area although relocating has caused him some culture shock. He said he will be living at the airport in a section of the FBO hangar. Crisp graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelors degree in aerospace science. He spent three months managing Crystal Airs FBO operation in Cleveland, Tennessee and has own charter ights for the company. We want to focus on customer service, Crisp said. Our other six airports all have ve-star ratings. Crystal Air focuses on upscale clientele and seeks to provide a travel experience with all the frills and no hassles. Their slogan is The airline minus the line. The new FBO plans to bring in real red carpets to roll out for visitors. Crisp has set to work to upgrade the public areas of the airport. Some things have been let go, he said. But were going to take care of that. Crystal Air is installing a new weather station and a snooze lounge for pilots making a brief stop to freshen up, buy fuel and maybe catch a nap. The airport is seeing lots of trafc, said Crisp. We get a lot of business from St. George Island, he said. People also y in or stop over on the way to another location, just to try the local seafood. Lots of pilots talk about the wonderful hospitality here. He said the new fuel farm, especially the selfserve station, is doing a brisk business. Beginning in January or February, Crystal will be staging some planes at Apalachicolas airport and the facility will offer ight instruction. Plans are also under way to schedule charter ights to bring sportsmen to the area to hunt and sh. Crystal Air has already added a second crew car to its eet and has signed franchise agreements with Hertz and Thrifty car rentals. Crisp said providing vehicles in both lines will allow them to stock a wider range of models and sizes. Crystal Air invites all local businesses to bring literature to display at the terminal. We are adding an advertising section, he said. We are trying to cater to the local folks so we can help them and they can help us. Crisp said Crystal Air will soon be hiring. They are looking for versatile staff to perform tasks including operating the fuel truck, doing grounds maintenance and acting as a receptionist in the terminal.DaDA VID ADLERs S TEIN | The TimesOystermen work the bay last summer JONaA THaAN CRIsSP

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Of cers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission were busy last month, policing everything from dove and duck hunting, to unshaded and untagged oysters. Inspections by Of cers Terry Martin and Matt Gore on a couple of hunters hunting dove in a eld revealed the eld had been baited with cracked corn. The two hunters were issued misdemeanor citations for this violation and for hunting dove during closed season. While working the illegal night harvest of oysters near West Pass, Of cer John Allen spotted a shrimp vessel inside the three-mile line with what appeared to be three nets in the water. The inspection con rmed Allens observations, and a misdemeanor citation was issued to the captain of the vessel for the violation. While on patrol, Of cer Gore spotted a vehicle driving through Eastpoint loaded with bags of oysters. He did not see any shade over the oysters and initiated a stop to speak with the harvesters about the violation. The inspection, in which Gore was assisted by Of cer Steven Cook, revealed the oysters were both unshaded and untagged. The of cers seized approximately 40 bags of oysters and the two harvesters were issued misdemeanor citations for possession of unshaded oysters and untagged bags. While conducting sheries inspections on the St. George Island shing pier, Of cer Allen found an angler who stated that he had only one sh in his cooler. An inspection showed the angler was in possession of six spotted sea trout, all undersized. The angler also failed to buy a saltwater shing license. He was issued a misdemeanor citation for possession of undersized spotted sea trout and warnings for being over the bag limit and possessing no saltwater shing license. Of cers Tyler Akos, Martin and Gore were conducting decoy deer operations in the Tates Hell Wildlife Management Area during the opening four days of general gun season. One of the contacts made was with a hunter who was cited by Martin during last years general gun season for taking antlerless deer. The hunter had failed to appear for his court date on that charge and a warrant issued for his arrest. The man told of cers he had forgotten to appear for his previous court date. The man was placed under arrest and transported to the Franklin County Jail. While on patrol at Alligator Point, Allen stopped to help some anglers returning from surf shing who had bogged down their vehicle in the sand. After helping the anglers free their vehicle from the sand, Allen asked if they had caught any sh during their outing. The anglers replied, Not really. An inspection of their cooler revealed a 37inch red drum, which the anglers said had just been given to them by someone else. Allen told them he had not seen anyone other than them either shing in or leaving the area. At that point, one of the anglers assumed responsibility for the sh, and he was issued a misdemeanor citation for possession of oversized red drum and the sh seized. While on patrol, Of cer Gore was traveling behind a truck pulling a boat and trailer, when he noticed the boat trailer had no brake lights and a tag expired in 2007. Without being directed by the of cer, the truck suddenly pulled over onto the shoulder of the road. As Gore pulled in behind the truck, he activated his blue lights and the male operator exited and began walking unsteadily to the back of the truck, displaying signs of impairment. When Gore instructed the man to stand at the back of the truck, a female passenger got behind the wheel and attempted to drive away, stalling the truck. As a result of Gores investigation, both the male and female operators were arrested for DUI, as well as driving while license suspended/ revoked. A third passenger was arrested on a warrant for possession of undersized oysters. While conducting an inventory of the vehicle and vessel for towing, several open beer cans and an open bottle of whiskey were found. Two large mono lament gill nets were also located in the vessel. Of cer Percy Cook responded to assist. Later in the week, Of cer Gore was off duty, duck hunting on Lake Wimico, when he observed a group of hunters who appeared to be taking over the bag limit of ducks. Without revealing his identity, Gore engaged the hunters in idle conversation and determined they had launched from the White City boat ramp. The of cer contacted an investigator to conduct surveillance at the boat ramp while he returned to his home to go on duty. Gore was able to make it to the White City Boat ramp before the hunters returned, and as a result of his and the investigators efforts, two notices to appear were issued for possession of migratory birds (ducks) without a head and wing attached and obligation to permit search. Twenty-six duck breasts were seized and placed into evidence. Two written warnings were issued for failure to properly tag migratory birds. The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce. Arrests in this weeks report were made by of cers from the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce (FCSO). All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Nov. 27 Quran J. Anderson, 28, Tallahassee, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (FCSO) Nov. 28 Heather M. Mahon, 38, Panama City, failure to appear (FCSO) Nov. 29 Daniel L. McKenzie, 34, Eastpoint, domestic battery (FCSO) Dec. 1 Alicia Ordonia, 33, Carrabelle, battery (FCSO) Dec. 3 Michael L. Hendels, 27, Apalachicola, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, possession of paraphernalia and Bay County warrant (FCSO) Joseph B. 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Thursday, December 6, 2012Riverkeeper and Friends to thin trees at new library siteMoran Institute plans outreachThe Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, housed in Florida State Universitys College of Business, has named Mike Campbell director of its North Florida Outreach Initiative. Campbell, a seasoned entrepreneur and veteran of the nancial industry, will be responsible for implementing expanded services aimed at giving small businesses in North Florida and the regions economy a boost. A former owner of Statement Analysis Corp and Trusteria Services Inc., Campbell is charged with, among other duties, developing the Small Business Executive Program, which will be the centerpiece of The Jim Moran Institutes future outreach efforts. The program will help existing small businesses prosper; draw on experts in areas such as business plan development, accounting, marketing and human resources; and include an online resource component. Expected to launch in summer 2013, the programs sessions each will last several months. The program is free and will accept 15 to 25 participants for its rst session. A similar program will be unveiled in South Florida in February under the direction of Jennifer Kovach, director of the organizations South Florida Outreach Initiative. Randy Blass, director of The Jim Moran Institute, said graduates of the program will share best practices and their own experiences with other entrepreneurs in the area, including teaching program classes, leading themed round-table discussions and providing one-onone consultation and mentorship to growing businesses in the region. Once you graduate from the program, you become an asset to us and are an important part of our family of experts, whose mission will be to help individual business owners succeed and, in turn, grow our regional economy, Blass said. With Mike Campbells knowledge of the area and his experience as an entrepreneur, Im condent about the success of our expanded outreach efforts. In addition to being a former business owner, Campbell has been a consultant to businesses and nonprot organizations seeking to improve operations, marketing and nancial management. His experience in development includes several years as a vice president and consultant to The Able Trust, a grant organization beneting Floridians with disabilities. Campbells responsibilities also include advancing The Jim Moran Institutes mission to cultivate, train and inspire entrepreneurial leaders in the community through world-class education, leadingedge research and applied training, intensive consulting assistance and mentorship, and public recognition. I am honored to be offered the opportunity to assist the institute in taking such a well-respected organization to the next level, Campbell said. The ability to help businesses and show positive and measurable outcomes will be very rewarding. Located in the FSU College of Business, The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship was established in 1995 through donations from automobile-industry legend Jim Moran, his wife, Jan, and JM Family Enterprises Inc. These donations were supplemented with a major grant from the state of Florida, and additional funding from The Jim Moran Foundation Inc., to create a fully funded endowment whose mission is to cultivate, train and inspire entrepreneurial leaders through world-class education programs and curriculum, intensive consulting assistance and mentorship to entrepreneurs and business owners; leading-edge academic research; and applied education and public recognition. For more information, visit www.jmi. fsu.edu.Special to the TimesU.S. Representative Steve Southerland II (RPanama City) has welcomed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)s approval of Floridas numeric nutrient standards for water quality, while also expressing concern about the agencys decision to issue new proposed federal rules. I have often said that Florida, not federal bureaucrats, should come rst when setting water quality standards for our state, Southerland said. For this reason, I am pleased that the EPA has heeded the will of a bipartisan coalition of Florida policymakers, business and industry ofcials, and community leaders who urged the federal government to build upon the successes already achieved at the state level to strengthen the health of Floridas waterways. That said, the EPAs decision to issue new proposed federal rules reminds us of the need to remain vigilant of the impact that more Washington regulation would have on Florida agriculture, small businesses, and hardworking families, he said, in a news release. John Hoblick, president of the Florida Farm Bureau, said the bureau appreciates Southerlands efforts to achieve an approach to water quality that balances the need for substantive resource protection with positive support for Floridas economy. By introducing legislation such as the State Waters Partnership Act, he has demonstrated his leadership in creating policies that help preserve clean water as well as economic stability for Floridas farms, businesses and families. We thank Rep. Southerland for his hard work on this issue. Southerlands State Waters Partnership Act introduced early in the 112th Congress urges the EPA to build on Floridas environmental successes by adopting the states science-based Numeric Nutrient Criteria. The EPAs original 2009 plan for nitrogen and phosphorous standards would have singled out the state of Florida, and Florida alone, for stricter water quality regulations that would have destroyed 14,500 Florida agriculture jobs and cost over $4 billion annually, according to a joint study by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the University of Florida. In a news release, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection said it was pleased with the decision by the EPA approving the states numeric nutrient criteria, and that the result will be cleaner water. EPAs decision conrms the efforts of hard working scientists at DEP. EPAs decision is also supported by Judge Canter who, after fully reviewing the science and criteria, upheld DEPs rules entirely, wrote the FDEP. DEP and EPA are working diligently to complete the job statewide, returning the focus to restoration rather than litigation. The FDEP release went on to say that while EPA has approved the states criteria, it was disappointed about EPAs decision to issue new proposed federal rules. We will work with them to craft solutions that will allow the state to assume all nutrient criteria rulemaking in Florida, wrote the FDEP. Florida knows its waters best and we remain committed on the path to a state-lead solution, which is the best answer for Florida.Listen to school employees for savingsI liked reading school board member Pam Shivers input into the discussion on the budget (District grapples with budget, The Times, Nov.. 29, 2012.). She commented that she would like to see more school employees brought into the cost-saving discussions. They may see something we dont. Sometimes you can see things at the working level. Excellent point, Pam and hope to see the board follow through on this. Penny L. AndersonCarrabelleP & Z chair has citys interests at heartRecently, I read with great interest about the controversy surrounding Apalachicola Planning and Zoning Chairman Tom Daly. The charges raised by Mayor Johnson seem debatable at best. To raise charges against the chairman and attempt to substantiate them as coming from a reliable source is disingenuous at the least. Perhaps comments from Bobby Miller, one of the meeting attendees, cuts to the chase, sounds like a witch hunt to me. Stepping back and looking dispassionately at the brouhaha, the whole issue seems to pale in comparison to some of the issues facing our community. All this aside, it would be tragic to lose a man of Tom Dalys statue and commitment on the P&Z Commission. I have had numerous conversations with Tom over the years about the destiny and direction of Apalachicola. Tom speaks with conviction and compassion about his vision for our city. If you truly listen, there would be no doubt that his intentions are honest and he truly has the best interest of Apalachicola and its people at heart.Respectfully, Lacey RobinsonApalachicola MIKE C Am M PBELL Southerland welcomes OK of water quality standards STEVE SOUTHERl L AND OpinionAA4 | The Times USPS 027-600Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Apalachicola Times P.O. Box 820 Apalachicola, FL 32329 Phone 850-653-8868 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT APALACHICOLA, FL 32329 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. TO ALL ADVERTISERSIn case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 Formerly The Apalachicola Times Letters to THE EDITOR Special to the TimesThe Apalachicola Riverkeeper and Friends of the Franklin County Public Library are pleased to announce the wheels of progress are moving again, and neighbors living around the new Franklin County Public Library site in Eastpoint may notice that work to complete this project has begun. The project includes developing onsite environmental educational opportunities, including a trail. Work is scheduled to begin today. We plan to do fuel reduction of underbrush and thinning of some trees in order to enhance the wetland and optimize the natural communitys habitat function, said Apalachicola Riverkeeper Executive Director and Riverkeeper Dan Tonsmeire. Also, we will evaluate the sites long-term vegetation management plan. Benets to fuel reduction and thinning include prevention of wildres and reduction of re hazards to homeowners. An exemption permit for this activity was issued in April 2012 by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to the Friends of the Franklin County Public Library. An initial grant from the Northwest Florida Water Management District secured a beautiful 13acre site on Old Ferry Dock Road. Fundraising efforts have resulted in a concrete slab and exterior completion of a 5,000-square-foot library and administrative ofce building. Ongoing fundraising by the Friends will complete and furnish the interior of the building. When the library is nished, it will offer the community not only an expanded, modern space for collections and programs, but educational nature walks over the protected wetlands. The Apalachicola Riverkeeper is a 1,000plus member non-prot organization dedicated to the protection and stewardship of the Apalachicola River and Bay. Through advocacy, the Apalachicola Riverkeeper builds new partnerships and develops collaborative approaches to address the most serious threats to the River and Bay, its tributaries and watersheds, in order to improve and maintain its environmental integrity and to preserve the natural, scenic, recreational, and commercial shing character of these waterways. For more information, visit www.apalachicola riverkeeper.org. DAVIDDAVID ADAD LER ER STEIN TEIN | The TimesBenets to fuel reduction and thinning include prevention of wildres and reduction of re hazards to homeowners.

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MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENTOCTOBER 15 DECEMBER 7 THIS IS THE TIME TO: Find us on Facebook 180096ELDER SHINE is a Florida Department of Elder Aairs program operated in partnership with the Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc. to provide information and assistance with Medicare. All services are free, objective and condential. WE DO NOT SELL INSURANCE OR REPRESENT ANY INSURANCE ENTITY. They demand that, said Taylor-Webb. Things dont operate that way. The city would be willing to lease the former estuarine research site to the wildlife refuge as is, said Taylor-Webb. But the city doesnt have the resources to complete a lengthy list of improvements, such as retiling the bathrooms, that go well beyond repainting interior walls, replacing the carpet and other reasonable improvements, she said. Led by Commissioner Brenda Ash, the commissioners said they backed Taylor-Webbs overall position, and voted to reiterate their support for her continuing negotiations. The commissioners also said they were not inclined to have Taylor-Webb pursue a long-term lease deal for the wildlife refuge to continue at the Harbor House. The GSA has offered to increase the monthly lease payments by $1,000, and is asking for a further modi cation of terms for that site. Taylor-Webb said that in the future, the city will want to hire an organization or a company to manage the Scipio Creek site, now about to embark on a major transformation funded by federal stimulus money that will include a boat repair yard, possible future fueling station, ice house, open-air market, public restrooms and seafood loading and unloading facility. She said the Harbor House would then make an ideal location out of which a site manager would operate. After the existing long-term lease expired two years ago, the city and the GSA have agreed to two one-year extensions, which extend until Jan. 2013. Taylor-Webb said that in the event the wildlife refuge decides to vacate the Harbor House, the city would likely offer it a six month to one-year extension to give them a chance to nd another location. They have had other offers, she said. Another real estate matter surfaced at the meeting. Taylor-Webb said she has discussed with both the Apalachicola Riverkeeper and the Florida Seafood Festival the possibility of their leasing portions of the city-owned community center at Battery Park now that the city has relocated its staffers to the City Hall at Avenue E and Water Street. City Attorney Pat Floyd said he had reservations about a lease with the Riverkeeper, and cited the environmental groups lawsuit against the city regarding water quality issues that he said had been a costly and unnecessary challenge to city water and sewer planning. The attorney cautioned against the city developing too close a nancial relationship with the environmental advocacy group, and none of the commissioners appeared to object to Floyds reasoning. Mayor Van Johnson indicated he shared that viewpoint. Taylor-Webb said the city commission, which will continue to meet at the community center, will have to weigh whether it wishes to lease the of ce space to independent contractors, or turn it over to a group which would assume management responsibility. LEASE from page A1will on the rugged barrier island and one was felled by a lightning bolt during a summer storm. Barber said his grandmother; Joseph Porter, sold Neb and his wagon to the U.S. Lighthouse Service, but when the transaction took place is unclear.Better than a Ford truckNeb was already working for the lighthouse when Barber was a child during the 1920s. Walter Roberts, Jr. and Sr. were both keepers of the St. George Light. A photo from Roberts family collection shows Old Neb and his cart circa 1925 with Keeper Walter Roberts Jr. He requested to purchase the horse and his wagon in a letter posted in 1931. Perhaps the letter to formalize possession of Neb was motivated by an investigation of nancial irregularities in the Lighthouse Service that was ongoing between 1931 and 1935 when a report was made to Congress on the matter. In response to Roberts 1931 request, the Deputy Commissioner of Lighthouses in Washington D.C. wrote Superintendent of Lighthouses E.S. Lanphier in New Orleans and suggested Roberts buy a used Ford truck to be equipped with auxiliary transmission such as Muncie which is illustrated on the inclosed page from Sears, Roebuck and Company catalogue, instead of the horse. Lanphier replied that his ofce had considered the option of a truck equipped with steel tractor rear wheels and dismissed it. No automobile, whether it had a Muncie drive or not would be able to get through the deep sand on Cape St. George Island, he wrote. Although no price is quoted, Lanphier wrote that the purchase cost was cheap and pointed out that the horse was acclimated to the island. Old Neb of cially joined the lighthouse staff. No further mention is made of Neb until 1937 when Roberts asked for, and was granted, a purchase order for a saddle and bridle for Neb. In rainy weather when roads are submerged I would be able to ride the horse instead of using wagon, he wrote. Barber said he was unclear about the reference to submerged roads. While he agreed no truck could manage the deep sand between the lighthouse and the end of the path that crossed from the beach to the dock on bayside, he said there were no roads to ood on the island in 1937. In any case, the purchase of the saddle and bridle was approved.Scared of rattlesnakesBarber recalled Neb as an extremely gentle animal but easily spooked. He was real scary, he said. When we were kids and we were driving him, wed jump off the wagon and run ahead to hide in the bushes, and then jump out to scare him. Its a wonder he didnt kill us. Hed stop in his tracks. Hed stand still any time he heard something like a rattlesnake. He wouldnt move till you got down from the wagon and showed him there wasnt a snake in the bushes. Barber said Nebs fear of rattlesnakes seems strange because although there were moccasins, as a child he never encountered a rattlesnake on what is now Little St. George. He said they were on St. Vincent Island and St. George Island, which was still connected to Little St. George in the 1930s, but not on the part of the island where the house built by his grandfather, Edward Porter, and the lighthouse keepers house were located. Barber said he rst encountered a rattlesnake on Little St. George in the 1950s when he and Bubba Gander were visiting the island on a houseboat for a hunting expedition. For several years, when he was a boy, Barbers family spent the summer in Hammock House. Porter, who built the house for his retirement, never resided there because he died shortly after its completion. Barber said it was a splendid time. The Roberts and the Barbers each had two boys and two girls of similar age and the children were fast friends. The wandered the beaches and the woods shing, swimming and looking for turtle nests. When they found a nesting turtle by moon or lantern light, they would wait for her return to the ocean and ride her to the surf. Sometimes they raided the nests too and the eggs were used for cooking. Barber said only the yolk, which was very rich, was used and made excellent cakes. On Sundays, his mother would cook up a big meal and the family would carry it to the keepers house on the beach. The two families would eat dinner and supper together and the children played until late at night. When the Barbers returned home at 11 p.m., they borrowed the wagon and Old Neb to transport their sleeping youngsters. Keeper Roberts would walk over and bridle the horse to lead him home when he was needed again. Nebs original home was at the Hammock House on the bay side built by Porter. Near the house was an open-sided stable with just a roof that Neb occupied at night. He foraged freely during the day and never wore a bridle except when he was working. After Neb was purchased, the Lighthouse Service built him a ne barn, complete with a curtain over the door to keep out ies. Neb did not wander far, but never forgot his childhood home and sometimes would return to the pole barn by the Porters house. When the keeper needed his services, he would walk across the island and there Neb would be standing calmly under the shelter or foraging in the rich foliage. Neb was nally replaced by a jeep during World War II. Barber said he was told the horse was pensioned off and remained on the island until he died of old age. I was told he was the only horse on a government pension, Barber said. The last time I saw Old Neb he looked good. He was a little swaybacked. I guess that was from old age. Many thanks to the St. George Island Lighthouse Association and Joseph Snookie Barber for their help in writing this article. HORSE from page A1 DAVID ADLERSTEIN | the TimesThe Harbor House

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A6 | The Times Thursday, December 6, 2012 OFTHEWEEKPET St. Joseph Bay Humane SocietyMEET AZURE!Azure is a 3 month old Lab and Catahoula mix. She is 3 months old with one brown eye and one stunningly blue eye. She is social and playful and will be a great addition to any family. We have several pups of varying sizes waiting for their forever home. Please come meet our babies if you are looking to adopt!VOLUNTEERSARE DESPERATELY NEEDED TO SOCIALIZE WITH ALL OF OUR DOGSAND CATS.We are always looking for people willing to bring one of our animals into their home to be fostered for various needs. Anytime you can spare would be greatly appreciated.Call Karen at 670-8417 for more details or visit the Franklin County Humane Society at 244 State Road 65 in Eastpoint. You may logon to the website at www.forgottenpets.org to see more of our adoptable pets. NIP RODENTS INTHE BUD!CALLLOIS AT 653-5857Franklin Countys ONLY LOCALPest Control Company RODENTS RODENTS RODENTS I I N N T T New Location this Year!!Hwy 98, beside Gulf Side IGA in Apalachicola. See You There! Margaret(850) 653.3764 or (850) 323.1937 Margarets Christmas TreesComing Fraser Fir 5 to 10 ftArriving Thanksgiving Week! FRESH WREATHS Animal Hospital of Port St. Joe24-Emergency Service For Our Current Clients Quality Internal Medicine Soft Tissue/Orthopedic Surgery Dentistry Clean and Spacious Facility Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 8:00 AM 5:30 PM300 Long Ave PSJ, FL 32456 850-229-6009 SocietyWith the help of HCOLA (Hillside Coalition of Laborers for Apalachicola) and the assistance of Bernard Simmons, AJs Neighborhood Bar & Grill welcomed Santa to the Hill Saturday morning. Santa arrived via a re truck, and then listened to Christmas wishes as his elves handed out goodies bags lled with fruit and candy. On Saturday, Apalachicola hosted the fth annual Holiday Fresh Market. Several hundred people visited downtown to sample homemade goodies and shop for Christmas cheer unique to Apalachicola. John Hankin was in the Christmas spirit, above, as he displayed his hand crafted palm deer. The annual market is organized by the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce. Theres an opportunity out there that wont come around again for another century, and that is the opportunity to get married on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 (12/12/12). Clerk of Court Marcia Johnson is inviting couples to celebrate this special day by exchanging vows that day at Franklin Countys beautiful courthouse. Ceremonies can be held between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the courthouse in Apalachicola, and couples are asked to preregister at 653-8861 ext. 103. Couples who want to get married on 12/12/12 must have a valid Florida marriage license and pay an additional $30 ceremony fee. The cost for a license is $93.50; however, couples who have attended an approved premarital class pay only $61. Remember too, that unless the couple has attended an approved premarital class, there is a three-day waiting period before the license is effective and the marriage can take place. There is no waiting period for out-ofstate residents. More information about marriage licenses is available on the clerks website, www. franklinclerk.com under Records Department, then Marriage Information. Please forward any questions or comments to Marcia Johnson, Clerk of the Court, 33 Market Street, Ste. 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320 or by email to: mmjohnson@ franklinclerk.com. By LOIS SWOBODAJust in time for Christmas, the Carrabelle History Museum has a display of vintage and antique toys. Come see dolls and re engines, trucks and teddy bears. The toys in this a community effort come from the collections of Tamara Allen, Ron Gembe, Rod Gasche, David Butler, Betty Lewis Harrison and others. Also new at the museum is a display on the Civil War in Franklin County featuring a diorama created by artist Fred Aman. The museum, in the former City Hall building at 106 Avenue B SE, is open Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We gladly open any other day by appointment. For more information or to arrange a tour, call 697-2141 or 524-1153. Field trips and buses are welcome.Kylan Keith Gray celebrated his rst birthday on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. He is the son of Jessie Walden and Dillon Gray, of Crawfordville. Maternal grandparents are Keith and Lucille Walden, of Carrabelle. Paternal grandparents are Ronald and Marylin Gray, of Carrabelle. Love, Mom and Dad YOUR PUBLIC TRUSTEEMarcia JohnsonLOIS SWOBODA | The TimesA small suitcase for dolls, from the 1920s.Vintage toy exhibit opens at Carrabelle museum DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesAjaylen Lewis, 5, tells Santa Claus what he wants for ChristmasSanta Claus visits the HillDAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesKayden Drake, 2, sits on the lap of Santa Claus This Wednesday a rare day to marry Fresh Market brings in the green LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Birthdays HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY KYLAN GRAY TURNS 1

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The United Methodist Churches of Franklin County Welcome You First United Methodist Church of ApalachicolaWorship Service 11:00 a.m. every Sunday Sunday School 10:00 a.m. 75 5th St. Apalachicola 653-9530 fumcapalach@gtcom.net Pastor: Rev. Themo PatriotisCarrabelle United Methodist ChurchWorship Services 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery Mondays 7-9 p.m. 102 NE Ave. B Carrabelle 697-3672 Pastor: Julie StephensEastpoint United Methodist ChurchWorship Service 10:00 a.m. every Sunday Healing service every fourth Monday at 7:00 p.m. 317 Patton Dr. (corner of David St.) 670-8825 Pastor: Rev. Beth WhiteSt. George Island United Methodist Church9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Fellowship Hour 201 E. Gulf Beach Dr. 9274635 www.sgiumc.org Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis Nursery now provided for Sunday Church Service First Pentecostal Holiness Church379 Brownsville Road Apalachicola Were excited about what Gods doing!!!Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am Sunday Evening Service 6:00 pm Monday, Youth Group 6:30 pm Wednesday, Royal Rangers, G.A.P.7:00 pm Wednesday Worship & Word 7:30 pmNursery Provided during regular church services 7:00 7:00 First Baptist ChurchSt. George Island 501 E. Bayshore Drive 927-2257 R. Michael Waley, Pastor Join us as we praise and worship the living Christ. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise. Psalm 145:3 Sunday Bible Study................................................10:00am Worship Praise........................................................11:00am Sunday Night............................................................7:00pm Wednesday Power Hour......................................7:00pm Wednesday Youth at S.P.L.A.S.H.......................7:00pm Walking in Christ R. Michael Whaley, Pastor WELCOMES YOUChurch of the Ascension101 NE First Street CarrabelleSUNDAY10:00 AM WELCOMES YOUChurch THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH (850) 274-4490 (850) 545-2578 WELCOMES YOU Trinity Trinity Episcopal Churchest. 1836Welcomes YouHwy. 98 & 6th St. Apalachicola 850-653-9550Sunday Worship Services 8 & 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays Healing Service 11 a.m. Centering Prayer 4 p.m. Sunday Worship Services 8 & 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays Healing Service 11 a.m. Centering Prayer 4 p.m. Betty Rush Browne, of Newton, Mississippi, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at St. Dominics Hospital in Jackson, Miss. Funeral services will be held at Newton United Methodist Church on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. to be followed by a graveside service at Union United Methodist Church in Porterville, Miss. with the Rev. Wayne Napier of ciating. Visitation will be Wednesday night at Newton United Methodist Church from 5 to 8 p.m. Ms. Browne was born Sept. 26, 1937, in Corpus Christi, Texas, and was the daughter of Glen and Frances Briggs Rush. She grew up in Porterville, Miss. and graduated from Porterville High School. After graduating from the Mississippi University for Women, she moved to Apalachicola, where she taught English at Chapman High School. She moved to Mississippi in 1972 and completed her masters degree in English at Mississippi State University. Ms. Browne then taught high school English at Newton High School until her retirement in 2002. She was a member of Newton United Methodist Church, where she played the piano for 17 years. She enjoyed playing bridge, working in her yard, traveling around the world, reading, spending time with her family and friends, Mississippi State sports, and proper grammar. Gracious and witty, she was an exceptional mother, grandmother and friend. Survivors include her daughter Katherine Browne Brown and her husband, Jim, their children Rush, Ben, Meg, and Kate, of Starkville, Miss.; and her daughter Kelly Browne, of New Orleans, La. Flowers may be sent to Newton United Methodist Church, 600 Decatur St., Newton, MS 39345. Memorials may be made to Newton United Methodist Church, or to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept, 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.Betty Rush BrowneGwendolyn Yvonne Young Ingram, 85, of Apalachicola, died on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, in Tallahassee. She was a native of Franklin County and a member of St. Paul AME Church. The service was at noon Saturday, Dec. 1 at St. Paul AME Church, Apalachicola, with burial at Magnolia Cemetery. She leaves to cherish her memories a daughter; Helen Dreamal I. Worthen (Charlie) of Tallahassee; son Kenneth B. Ingram(Kwanza), Apalachicola; two grandsons Carlton R. Worthen, Eufaula, Ala. and Michael J. Worthen, Tallahassee; granddaughter Brandi Dreamal Worthen Leland (Stephen) of Tallahassee; brother Sandye Young (Marilyn), Jamaica, NY; nieces Noelle Ojo (Kingsley), Germantown, Md. & Nicole Young VivesRamsey, Raleigh, NC and six great-grandchildren. Hagan and Bradwell Funeral Service, Monticello, was in charge of funeral arrangements. Viewings were Friday, Nov. 30, at Bradwell Mortuary in Quincy from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and St. Paul AME Church, Apalachicola, from 5 to 7 p.m.Gwendolyn Young Ingram GWENDOLYN YOUNG INGRAMToni Stalker, 59, of Tucson, Ariz, was taken from us abruptly and unexpectedly on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. She was born in St. Petersburg, on March 21, 1953, graduated from Flowing Wells High School in Tucson in 1971, from the University of Arizona in 1975, and from Florida State University with a nursing degree in 1994. She was a longtime DaVita Dialysis teammate, having worked at the Tucson West unit for 10 years and in the Quincy unit for several years before. She is survived by her husband, Dave; her mother, Maggi Estes, of St. George Island; her brothers, Will, Jim, John and Kerry; her stepdaughters, Ali, Eve and Char; and many nieces and nephews and their families. Toni died as she lived having fun and helping others. She was never afraid to accept new challenges and go on new adventures. Her interests included quilting, sewing, reading, kayaking/ canoeing, bicycleand motorcycle-riding and hiking. She never had a harsh word for anyone and was loved by her family, friends, coworkers and patients. As an organ donor, she was able to help another life through the gift of her liver. We miss her dreadfully and will love her always. There was a Life Celebration at the San Pedro Chapel in Tucson, on Thursday afternoon, Nov 29. In lieu of owers, the family respectfully requests donations be made in her memory to The Kidney Trust www.kidneytrust.org. Arrangements by Desert Rose Cremation and Burial, Tucson.Toni Stalker TONI STALKERRichard Will Morris, 66, beloved husband of Marian. passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, as a result of a long history of coronary heart disease. He was in uential in the establishment of the Franklin County Library in the position of rst library director. He was also a skilled electrician. His honesty, humor, beautiful voice and amazing memory were a joy to many. He will be missed. He is survived by his wife Marian, his stepson, Michael Hamilton, Tampa; three brothers Robert Morris, of Tallahassee, and Alan and Gary Morris, of Minneapolis, Minn.; and two sisters, Nancy Pecoraro, of California, and Marilyn Stuart, of Arizona. A memorial service is being planned for early January in Tallahassee. A celebration of his life will be held at the Carrabelle old beach on Friday, Dec. 28. His ashes will be dispersed near his much loved cabin in North Carolina. Richard Will Morris Obituaries Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas, all around the town. Enjoy the outdoor lights and decorations! We will have our monthly sugar x at the Lanark Village Boat Club, a week early this month. Saturday, Dec. 8 will nd us at the boat club enjoying a good breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Your donation of $5 will get you started. See you there! Saturday, Dec. 15, will be the Lanark Boat Club Christmas Party Members only! Last week I wrote about John Westbrook and Loretta Chisholm being joined together by Marrying Sam, alias Mr. Bill Miller. John and Loretta were the 229th couple he has married. Marrying Sam is known for marrying any time, any place. Hope you can get down to the Carrabelle Boat Parade of Lights on the Carrabelle River this Saturday night. Things will start bobbing around dark-thirty, and there will be reworks too! See you at Chillas Hall on Tuesday night for Bingo! Doors open at 6 p.m. with bingo at 7 p.m. Homemade cookies and coffee on hand, door prizes, and fun, fun, fun. See ya there! Sorry, no $250 jackpots yet! Dont forget, we still have hamburgers and chips every Friday night, and pizza on Sundays, at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 here in the village. Both servings start at 5 p.m. Hamburger and chips, $5 donation. Pizza by the slice, $1 each; whole pizza eat-in $8, and take-out $10. Call after 5 p.m. to place your take-out, at 697-9998. You could win a $100 merchandize certi cate good at Lanark Market! Members of Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 are now selling the chances, or you can get yours at the Lanark Market. Tickets are $2 each or six for $5. Good luck! Drawing will be on Super Bowl Sunday. The proceeds will go to support our veterans, and the charities of the Legion. Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and housebound. Got Jesus? Until next time, God bless America, our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry.Eastpoint Christmas celebration set for Dec. 14Eastpoint will celebrate Christmas with a parade, holiday caroling, a Christmas tree lighting and Santa Claus on the second Saturday of December, Friday, Dec. 14. The parade starts at 4 p.m., and will travel from Gillespie Street, west of Sellers Plaza, to Bay Street, then south to Patton Drive, then east to the pavilion. Santa will arrive on an oyster boat and will visit with the kids. Well have caroling and lots of fun. For information contact the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce at 653-9419.Rosier celebration Sunday at Church of PraisePastor Anderson and Renee Williams, of Apalachicola Fellowship Church of Praise Ministries, invites you to celebrate with them this Sunday, Dec. 9. Its a Double Portion Celebration for Drs. David and Vernette Rosier, for their 38 years of marriage and 25 years of ministry The celebration will be at 4 p.m. at the church, 177 Avenue G and 14 Street, Apalachicola.Special to the TimesThe 30-voice Bay Area Choral Society will present Christmas Then and Now this Sunday, Dec. 9, in Apalachicola at Trinity Episcopal Church at 4 p.m. The following week, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, the program of seasonal music will be again presented at United Methodist Church in Port St. Joe. The chorus, directed by Merel Young and accompanied by pianist Janis Ramos, will perform selections such as the familiar O Come, O come, Emmanuel and the 16th century setting of O Magnum Mysterium by Spanish composer, Tomas Luis de Victoria. Twentieth century carols by John Rutter, plus Mary, Did You Know? by Mark Hayes represent the more modern genre. Also music of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and George Frederic Handel will round out the program with several choruses and solos from the Christmas portion of Messiah. Soloists performing will be soprano Sharon Solomon, soprano Carla May, and contralto Tamara Marsh. The suggested admission donation is $5. The Bay Area Choral Society sings regularly as part of the Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts concert series held in Apalachicola annually. The chorus is made up of singers from many nearby Gulf Coast communities which include Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach, Wewahitchka, Carrabelle, Lanark Village, Eastpoint, St. George Island as well as Apalachicola. Faith BRIEFS DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesThe Bay Area Choral Society performs at last years Christmas concert.Choral Society to present Christmas concertMarrying Sam officiates his 229th wedding LANARK NEWSJim Welsh FaithThe Times | A7Thursday, December 6, 2012

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Artificial baits such as grubs and jigs are producing fish, however, live shrimp is a sure thing. Red fish and a few pompano have been caught off the beaches on Cape San Blas and Mexico Beach this week. Warmer weather has improved freshwater fishing this week with good reports coming from The Brothers and Howard Creek. Most are reporting good bream, sheepshead, and some smaller trout. Theres nally a chill and certain festiveness in the air as most of us try to take time off from work to enjoy spending quality time with family and friends and re ect on the passing year. Children will be out of school on winter break soon, and while the holiday season is upon us, so are several traditional hunting opportunities. The second phase of waterfowl and coot season comes in statewide Dec. 8 and runs through Jan. 27. In addition to the usual hunting license and permit requirements, duck hunters also must have a Florida waterfowl permit ($5) and a federal duck stamp ($15). The daily bag limit on ducks is six, but you need to know your ducks before you pull the trigger, because there are different daily limits for each species. For instance, within the sixbird limit there may be only one black duck, one mottled duck, one fulvous whistling-duck and one canvasback. Only two of your sixbird limit may be pintails or redheads, and three may be wood ducks. And you may have no more than four scaup, four scoters or four mallards (of which only two may be female) in your bag. All other species of ducks can be taken up to the six-bird limit, except harlequin ducks. The daily limit on coots is 15, and theres a vebird limit on mergansers, only two of which may be hooded. When hunting waterfowl, hunters may use only nontoxic shotgun shells. Only iron (steel), bismuth-tin and various tungsten-alloys are permissible. For something different, try woodcock hunting. Woodcock season runs Dec. 18 Jan. 31. Woodcocks are excellent game birds because they hold well for pointing bird dogs and provide a challenging shot when ushed. The daily bag limit is three. The third phase of mourning and whitewinged dove season opens Dec. 8 and runs through Jan. 6. The daily bag limit is 15 birds. From November on, the shooting hours for all migratory birds are onehalf hour before sunrise to sunset. However, you must get a no-cost migratory bird permit where you purchase your hunting license before you hunt any of these birds. The only rearm you can use to hunt migratory game birds is a shotgun, no larger than 10-gauge. Shotguns must be plugged to a three-shell capacity (magazine and chamber combined). Bows also are legal. Retrievers and bird dogs can be useful in hunting migratory game birds. Arti cial decoys and manual or mouthoperated bird calls also are legal and essential gear for duck hunters. You may hunt migratory game birds over an agricultural eld if the crop was planted by regular agricultural methods. However, dont even think about sweetening the eld by scattering agricultural products over it or anywhere near it or you could wind up in serious trouble. It doesnt matter if you arent the one who scattered the bait. If you knew or should have known that such bait was present, youre accountable under federal law. Some other things you cant do while hunting migratory game birds include using ri es, pistols, crossbows, traps, snares, nets, sinkboxes, swivel guns, punt guns, battery guns, machine guns, sh hooks, poisons, drugs, explosive substances, live decoys and recorded bird calls, sounds or electrically ampli ed birdcall imitations. It is also against the law to shoot from a moving automobile or boat and herd or drive birds with vehicles or vessels. Bobcat and otter hunting season is Dec. 1 March 1, and theres no daily bag or season limit on either species. Like foxes, bobcats may be chased year-round with dogs, but possessing rearms during the closed season, between March 2 and Nov. 30, is prohibited. On a few wildlife management areas, bobcats and otters may not be taken, so please consult the speci c area brochure before you hunt. December has the hunting opportunities youre looking for, whether you are upland-bird hunting with friends and family, shooting ducks on the pond with your favorite lab or taking that big cat as he slips up behind an unsuspecting fawn. Heres wishing you happy holidays and a successful hunting season. If you can, remember to introduce someone new to our great sport. As always, have fun, hunt safely and ethically, and well see you in the woods! Tony Young is the media relations coordinator for the FWCs Division of Hunting and Game Management. You can reach him with questions about hunting at Tony.Young@MyFWC. com. During a visit to the Orman House on Black Friday, I was reminded of what an important plant cotton (Gossypium sp.) is, and how important. In the Orman garden, cotton was planted as an accent along a winding path. Clothed in its snowy bolls it was very pretty and Im sure it was pretty this summer too with both white and pink owers. Cotton is a close relative of hibiscus and has both pink male and white female owers on each plant. Cotton had also been used in some of the decorations inside the house. The plant is a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, Africa and India. The greatest diversity of wild cotton species is found in Mexico. Cultivated cotton has been bred to tolerate a wide range of climates and soil types. Cotton has been in cultivation for at least 7,000 years and fabric found in a Mexican cave has been dated to 5,800 BC. The plant was domesticated and a textile industry built around it in both Mexico and India. Cotton has been spun, woven, and dyed since prehistoric times. Thousands of years before the Christian era, cotton textiles were skillfully woven in India. Use of cotton fabric was spread from India to the Mediterranean and beyond around the time of Alexander the Great, possibly by his army. Today the United States is the number one producer of cotton, with 95 percent of the cotton grown here Gossypium hirsutum, known as upland cotton or Mexican cotton, as it is native to Central America. The ber produced by cotton is meant to help the seeds disperse by wind. Selective breeding over the centuries has increased the length and strength of these bers. Now the most widely used natural ber in the world, cotton production accounts for one-quarter of the planets cultivated land. In addition to textiles, cotton is used in shnets, coffee lters, tents and in bookbinding. The rst Chinese paper was made of cotton ber, as is modern US currency. Cotton is also used as an insert in medicine jars to prevent pills from being damaged during shipping and absorb moisture. The National Institutes of Health says you should never leave a cottonller in a medicine bottle once you open it because the absorbed moisture can actually lead to breakdown of the chemicals in the pills or capsules. Cotton seed and cottonseed oil are highly prized as food for animals and humans. Cottonseed oil is one of the least saturated vegetable oils and contains many natural antioxidants. Until the 1940s, it was the major vegetable oil produced in the United States. It is used in mayonnaise, salad dressings, sauces and margarine and is especially well suited to deep frying. KEN FINCH | Special to the TimesApalachicolas Mike Bailey, above, holds a nice-size red sh that he caught Nov. 17 while out shing with Capt. Ken Finch. On the same trip, Jacksonvilles Hank Haynes caught a 44-inch, 28-pound red sh. BUDS N BUGSLois SwobodaCotton a long-standing staple LOIS SWOBODA | The Times REELING IN THE REDS THE APALACHICOLA TIMESFIND US ON FACEBOOKDecember full of hunting traditions TONY YOUNGOutta the WoodsJOHN PLEAU | Ducks UnlimitedThree drake buf eheads

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CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA SP O RTS www.apalachtimes.com ASection Left: Adriana Reeder, in action against Baker. DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesBy DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com After losing their season opener, the Lady Seahawks girls soccer team has clipped off ve consecutive wins, and now sits atop the district with a perfect 3-0 mark. Highlighting their streak was a thrilling 1-0 win Tuesday night at the Mikel Clark Sports Complex in a nondistrict match-up against John Paul II, the team that had handed the Franklin County girls a 4-1 loss in Tallahassee in the season opener. An assist from junior Gracyn Kirvin on a goal by junior Jessica Shields accounted for the lone score, as coach Kelli Wrights squad was able to avenge its only loss this season. In the Lady Seahawks home opener Friday night against the Baker Lady Gators, the team secured its third consecutive district win. The Lady Seahawks did not wait long for their rst goal of the match. Three minutes in, Shields served up a corner kick which senior Stephanie Marxsen put in the back of the net for her rst goal of the season. Shortly after, sophomore Katie Seger played a beautiful through ball to Kirvin for the second goal of the match. Just before the half, Shields earned her second assist of the game on a pass to Kirvin, which gave the Lady Seahawks a 3-1 lead. In the second half the Lady Seahawks put two more goals on the scoreboard. Shields served a corner kick which Kirvin found the back of the net again on a beautiful header. The nal goal was scored on a great shot by Shields, to secure the 5-1 victory and the district lead. Shields nished with one goal and three assists, and Kirvin had her second consecutive hat trick. On Saturday, the Lady Seahawks traveled to Freeport to face the Lady Bulldogs, who are in the rst year of a girls soccer program. The Lady Seahawks were lead by multiple goal scorers. Seger, Kirvin, Shields and eighth grader Allie Kirvin netted two goals each, with all four of them also adding an assist, along with junior Brook Pittman. This marked the rst shutout for the Lady Seahawks. It was an excellent day to play soccer and we started out slow but nished strong, said Coach Kelli Wright. The girls continued their busy schedule Wednesday night at West Gadsden, with the key match-up Friday night at home against district rival Rocky Bayou Christian, which is currently 1-1 in league play. On Tuesday, the Lady Seahawks are home against Port St. Joe, looking for a sweep of their district match-ups, and then on Dec. 13, the team travels to Panama City to face Rutherford High School.Girls avenge lone loss against John Paul II Gulfside IGA PLAYER OF THE WEEK SPONSORFranklin County High School Senior Elisha Patriotis has shown plenty of improvement in the opening games this season for the Seahawk soccer team. He primarily plays defense and is becoming increasingly skilled in that position, said Coach Ramon Valenzuela.He is quiet and focused and an asset to the team. Congratulations, Elisha! Hometown Proud (850)653-9695 Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business BankruptcyOver 30 Years Legal Experience850-670-3030 bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information 5-on-5 hoop tourney Dec. 15There will be a ve-onve basketball tournament on Saturday, Dec. 15 at noon at the Sixth Street recreation center in Apalachicola. The tourney is for kids age 12 and under, and is part of an effort to get a league started under the direction of county parks and recreation. The county sponsored the fall youth basketball program and paid for uniforms and most of the expenses. For more info, call Parks and Recreation Director Nikki Millender at 899-4008, or Granville Croom at 370-0668.By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The Seahawks boys soccer team nailed down backto-back wins last week, downing Baker 4-1 at home Friday night, and then traveling to Freeport Saturday morning to notch a 7-2 triumph. Against Baker, the Franklin County boys fell behind 1-0 in the rst half, but then woke up and roared back after the intermission to win 4-1 for the Seahawks rst home district game. The boys struggled during the rst half, but we made arrangements to break down Bakers defensive wall, Coach Ramon Valenzuela said. We told the boys to get themselves centered in the second half and learn from their mistakes. The team was instructed to play smarter, not just harder. The boys responded and began passing the ball as well as we have seen them do it during practice, said Valenzuela, who is assisted by Stacey Kirvin. We, as coaches, were pleased to see how the players were using our strategies, said Valenzuela. The boys understood, played and scored just like they are should. They shook off the frustration of losing during the rst half and came back to win with style. Both junior Graham Kirvin and senior Zack Howze had two goals in the game, with Junior Alex Causey providing a pair of assists. Saturdays game against Freeport was another district game, and before it began, the team was encouraged to start the game with con dence and shoot the ball to their net. Our defense was very strong and the players tried to play their best. Our forwards and mid elders really showed some skill, said Valenzuela. We couldnt be happier after scoring seven goals against Freeport. These boys came from nowhere to score. Although we did miss some opportunities to score, we will continue to learn from those mistakes, he said. We have seen the boys continue to improve in their passing, communication on the eld, and scoring. They have talent and it is enjoyable to see their capabilities grow. We will continue to have the boys work individually with the ball, and as a team to strategize and carry off the strategy on the eld during our games. The Seahawk coach praised Freeport for playing a great game. Both teams Baker and Freeport were challenging opponents and we are proud of our Seahawks for their great game and sportsmanship, said Valenzuela. The seven goal spree was begun with a goal by senior Josh Reeder, on an assist from junior James Harris, and then followed by a Kirvin goal off an assist from senior Julio Ramirez. Causey netted an unassisted goal, followed by two Kirvin scores, off assists from Howze and Reeder. Howze returned the favor, scoring off a Kirvin assist, and senior Billy Harris end the scoring off a Howze assist. The boys faced off Wednesday night at West Gadsden, and on Friday night are at home against district rival Rocky Bayou Christian. On Tuesday, the Seahawks are home against Port St. Joe. Left: Adriana Reeder, in action against Baker. Bulldogs, who are in the rst year of a girls socThe Lady Seahawks were lead by multiple goal scorers. Seger, Kirvin, Shields and eighth grader Allie Kirvin netted two goals each, with all four of them also adding an assist, along with junior This marked the rst shutout for the Lady Seahawks. It was an excellent day to play soccer and we started out slow but nished strong, said Coach The girls continued their busy schedule Wednesday CHRISTEY KIRVIN | Special to the TimesAbove: Katie Seger Left: Jessica ShieldsLady Seahawks continue winning streakSeahawks top Baker, Freeport for district wins Sports BRIEFDAVID ADLERSTEIN | the TimesJulio Ramirez warms up with pre-game stretches. JAMES HARRIS JOSH REEDER DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times CHRISTEY KIRVIN | Special to the Times busy schedule Wednesday night at West Gadsden, with the key match-up Friday night at home against district rival Rocky Bayou Christian, which is currentOn Tuesday, the Lady Seahawks are home against Port St. Joe, looking for a sweep of their district match-ups, and then on Dec. 13, the team travels to Panama City to face lent day to play soccer and we started out slow but nished strong, said Coach The girls continued their busy schedule Wednesday Above: Page 9 Thursday, December 6, 2012

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A/B : Marcus Clayton, Kaden Downing, Emma Maldonado, Haiden Parks, Justin Stephens. Good Citizenship : Marcus Clayton, Josie Smith. Perfect Attendance : Marcus Clayton, Harmony Malone.KATRINA HAMAll As : Briana Evans, Ethan Markham, Onamae Millender, Owen Golden. A/B : Logan Bentley, Maryssa Branch, Hannah Creamer, Kirsten Martina, Gavin Millender, Cole Polous. Good Citizenship : Logan Bentley, Onamae Millender.LEIGH SMITHAll As : William Chipman, Bricyn Kennedy, Mason Pace, Alonah Stanley. A/B : Nathan March. Good Citizenship : Erick Romero, Marissa Taylor. Perfect Attendance : William Chipman.BRENDA VAUSEAll As : Caitlin King, Rebecca Mahon, Terry Proctor, Chandler Sanders, Ansley Savage, Dakota Shiver, Jesse Whitted. A/B : Aden Bass, Tyler Baxley, Aryauna Benjamin, Chase Millender, Jaydan Richards, Gavin Shelley. Good Citizenship : Jaqueline Valencia, Chandler Sanders. Perfect Attendance : Chandler Sanders, Jaqueline Valencia, Jesse Whitted, Caitin King.Second GradeSHELLIE BLACKBURNAll As ; Kyera Crawford, Sarai Crumbliss, Ryland Martina, Kylie Rudd. A/B : Ethan Edgecomb, Emma Gragg, Kelsey Martina, Kaylee Segree, Evan Stanley, Ariana Tipton, Brittany Wright. Good Citizenship : Kelsey Martina, Kaylee Segree. Perfect Attendance : Alecksus Bouzemann, Kyera Crawford, Sarai Crumbliss.MISSY CUMBIEAll As : Jada Allen, Xavier Glass, Bradlynn Hutchins, Emily Patterson, Corbin Pritchard, Zachary Thompson, Christian Wilson, Dax Chitty, Don Davis, September Ferrell, Autumn Loesch. A/B : Jaulan Prince, Ethan Shirley. Good Citizenship : Emily Patterson, Kimberly Segree. Perfect Attendance : Corbin Pritchard, Cloey Malone, Jaylan Prince, Ethan Shirley.LINDA GIBSONAll As : Grace Carroll, Lucy Edwards, Matthew Gordon, Alondra Jimenez. A/B : Emily Smith, Ellis Billingsley, Karlee Cruson, Tariah Jones, Sara Johnsen, Brooklyn Freeman. Good Citizenship : Alondra Jimenez, Luis Ramirez. Perfect Attendance : Lucy Edwards, Matthew Gordon, Alondra Jimenez, Montana Woods.MISTY LUBERTOAll As : Riley ONeal, Kaiden Faison, Marissa Gilbert, Parker Mock, Emaleigh Segree, TyAsia Yarrell. A/B : Demarion Burch, Emily Fichera, Daylan Hunnings, Brianna Sanders, Mikaela Sanford. Good Citizenship : Shalyn Massey, Parker Mock. Perfect Attendance : Demarion Burch, TyAsia YarrellThird GradeMARVIN BOYDAll As : Casandra Gibbens, Rachel Rudd, Kristen Stancil. A/B : Christopher Baxley, Kyler Custer, Grace Patterson, Kayleigh Revell, Brantly Richards, Annie Smith, Shasta Whitnauer. Good Citizenship : Elijah Mathis, Kristin Estes. Perfect Attendance : Annie Smith.CATHY CREAMERAll As : Garrison Cook, Austin Segree, Sydney Shuman. A/B : Bradley Burch, Ava McAnally, Tate Stanley, Haley Williams. Good Citizenship : Haley Williams, Kylee Smith, Austin Segree. Perfect Attendance : Michael Square, Tate Stanley, Alexis Wheetly, Haley Williams, KLaun Richards, Kevin Burch.JEANNIE FORDAll As : Larry Winchester, Brianna Sutcliffe, Dylan Grif n. A/B : Janaria Lane, Jennifer Owens, Austin Taunton, Rebecca Shiver, Blakely Curry. Good Citizenship : Janaria Lane, Larry Winchester. Perfect Attendance : Jennifer Owens, Brianna Cooper, Dylan Grif n.PAULA DYKESA/B Honor Roll : Auna Arroyo, Rileigh Boatwright, Landon Boone, Mackenzie Charles, Bryce Gilbert, Ariel Johnson, Robert Nessly. Good Citizenship : Malia Topham, Robert Nessly. Perfect Attendance : Cynthia Ceron, Robert Nessly.PAM SCHAFFERAll As : Savannah Brannan, Brooklyn ONeal, Marina ONeal, Maddison Whitten. A/B : Trinity Barron, Trinity Cassell, Emma Crum, Cameron Nash, Brendon Polous. Good Citizenship : Brooklyn ONeal, Mason Ray. Perfect Attendance : Emma Crum, Savannah Brannan.Fourth GradeDONNA BARBERAll As : Destanie Proctor, Brycin Huckeba, Tressie Edwards. A/B : Alexis Parks, Krystina Arroyo. Good Citizenship : Cole Shelley, Tressie Edwards. Perfect Attendance : Andrea Cooper, Steven Malone, Jarvis Turrell. LYNN CLARKAll As : Madalyn Thompson, Martina Granger. A/B : Katelyn Cox, Marci Kelley, Tony Millender, Makayla Varner, Logan Waller, Kelson Smith. Good Citizenship : Madalyn Thompson, Gavyn Padilla.LAURA KINGAll As : Camille Davis, Katie Newman. A/B : Ethan Anderson, Austin Gray, Hollie Larkin, Landen Millender, Charlee Winchester. Good Citizenship : Eli Whaley. Perfect Attendance : Ashlynn Davis, William Gray, Juan Francisco, Katie Newman, Patrick Millender, Breauna Shiver, Makayla Varner.Franklin County Elementary Honor Roll SPELLING BEE WINNERSTop spellers in the Franklin County Schools fourth grade were winner Camille Davis, right, in Laura Kings class, and alternate Brycin Huckeba, in Donna Barbers class. Top spellers in the Franklin County Schools fth grade were winner Jace Faircloth, left, and alternate K.T. Nessly, both students in Melanie Humbles class.PHOTOS BY DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times SchoolsA10 | The Times Thursday, December 6, 2012

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LocalThe Times | A11Thursday, December 6, 2012 CALL TODAY!653-8868 GET YOUR AD IN Trades & Services Laban Bontrager, DMD Monica Bontrager, DMD 12761 Pea Ridge Road Bristol, Florida 32321TELEPHONE (850) 643-5417 Bristol Dental ClinicDENTURE LAB ON PREMISESSame Day Service on Repairs and Relines Don Lively General Contractors LICENSED ANDINSURED 20 YEARSEXPERIENCE P.O. 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The roundtable is open to the public and folks are encouraged to attend and participate. From 2:40 to 2:55 p.m. there will be an update on the schedule of planned oyster restoration activities by the Gulf Coast Workforce Board This will be an informal roundtable meeting to exchange information on progress made to date and activities under way by researchers evaluating existing and collecting new data, an update by the SMART Team and the Healthy Gulf Healthy Community Team, followed by a discussion about next steps and an opportunity for questions and answers from any interested person who wants to attend. We will have time for open discussion after 3 p.m. Expert speakers Andy Kane (contaminants, pathogens); Bill Pine (water ow, salinity); Karl Havens (nutrient inputs); David Kimbro (food web, predation, oyster population dynamics); and Ed Camp ( sheries modeling, management model development) will be on hand to join the discussion. For more information call 653-9337.Kozlowsky, Plessinger named to water and sewer districtGovernor Rick Scott on Monday announced the appointments of Henry L. Kozlowsky and Richard L. Plessinger, and the reappointments of Joyce S. Estes and Harvey L. Harrington, to the Eastpoint Water and Sewer District. Kozlowsky, 65, of Eastpoint, is the former vice president of the Penske Corporation, and succeeds Dr. John Sink. Plessinger, 55, of Eastpoint, a self-employed property rental owner, succeeds Kenneth W. Shiver. Both men were appointed to terms beginning Dec. 3, 2012, and ending Dec. 7, 2015. Estes, 75, of Eastpoint, is the owner of Sea Oats Gallery. New rules for Eastpoint PavilionThe county commission Tuesday passed an ordinance prohibiting the consumption of alcohol, nuisances and loitering at the Eastpoint Pavilion, with Commissioner Noah Lockley opposed. Lockley noted that consumption was already banned at the adjacent boat ramp and he believed existing open container laws are enforceable. Persons at the pavilion and ramp may have unopened containers of alcohol in their possession. County Attorney Michael Shuler said the measure is meant to prevent a dangerous public situation. He said the property, formerly private land, had become a hang out for some locals. When the county took possession of it, this became a problem, he said. With whats going on and upcoming activities, I would like to see the sheriff to be able to enforce this, said Commissioner Pinki Jackel.DOT plans Dec. 13 public workshopThe Florida Department of Transportation will hold a public workshop for anyone interested in learning more about the proposed re-surfacing of portions of U.S. 98 within the city of Apalachicola. The workshop is Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Apalachicola City Hall. The project is not slated for construction until 2015.Bid opening next month for shing pierThe county commission will open bids for repairs to the St. George Island Fishing Pier at their Jan. 15 meeting. Preble-Rish, the countys engineering consultant, has received the permit from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Army Core of Engineers to make repairs.Catlin, county settleThe case of Dr. Lionel Catlin v. Franklin County has been settled for $25,000. On Tuesday, the county commissioners voted unanimously to order Weems Memorial Hospital to pay the settlement. A con dentiality agreement bars public disclosure of the matter, which is a contractual disagreement. Catlin was dismissed from his physician position at Weems East in July 2011 by former Weems CEO Davie Lloyd. He subsequently sued the county in May 2012 in the circuit court. Judge Angela Dempsey had called for a court ordered mediation.Sacred Heart begins area adult services News BRIEFS County BRIEFSAdvanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Doris Carmichael began seeing adult patients on Monday in the renovated of ces shared with Sacred Hearts pediatric services at 55 Avenue E in Apalachicola. Of ce hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Same-day appointments are available at 850-370-1000. Advanced Registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) are advanced practice nurses with extensive training, including a masters degree and clinical experience. ARNPs diagnose and treat diseases, provide appropriate education for patients, and prescribe medications. ARNPs often serve as a patients primary health care provider and see patients of all ages. Carmichael earned her nursing degree from Albany State University in Albany, Ga. She worked as director of the nursing and allied health programs at Bainbridge College while completing her masters degree with certi cation in family practice. Her family practice clinical experience was completed at Georgia Rural Health Clinics and pediatric clinical experience at Memorial Pediatric practice in Bainbridge, Ga. Carmichael brings to her practice 29 years of experience. Sacred Heart Medical Group is the largest network of primary care and specialty physicians in northwest Florida. The group is Joint Commission accredited and follows high standards for quality, safety and infection control. For more information about Sacred Heart Medical Group physicians, call 850416-1600 or visit online at www.sacred-heart. org/medicalgroup. DORIS CARMICHAEL

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A12| The Times Thursday, December 6, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 89442T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-000250CA VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC. P.O. Box 9800 Maryville, TN 37802 Plaintiff, v. DONALD RANDOLPH LAWSON, RHONDA MICHELLE LAWSON, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KARLENE E. SPENCER, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TINA M. HILL, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT H. CAPSACK, JR., and FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, through its State Housing Initiative a/k/a SHIP Program, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DONALD RANDOLPH LAWSON, RHONDA MICHELLE LAWSON, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KARLENE E. SPENCER, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TINA M. HILL, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT H. CAPSACK, JR.: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil action has been filed against you in the Circuit Court, County of Franklin, State of Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: EXHIBIT A LEGAL DESCRIPTION Legal Description of a 1.16 Acre Tract Certified To: Donald Lawson and Rhonda Lawson, Vanderbuilt Mortgage, Wakulla Title Company, Inc., Chicago Title Insurance Co. I hereby certify that this is a true and correct representation of the following described property and that this description meets the minimum technical standards for land surveying (Chapter 61G17-6, Florida Administrative Code). A portion of Lot 1 of Willow Acres Estates, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 27 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Begin at an iron rod and cap (marked #7160) marking the Southeast comer of Lot 1 of Willow Acres Estates, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 27 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. From said POINT OF BEGINNING run North 01 degrees 17 minutes 22 seconds West along the Westerly right-ofway boundary of Baywood Drive a distance of 77.50 feet to an iron rod and cap (marked #7160), thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run South 88 degrees 55 minutes 22. seconds West 665.06 feet, thence run South 21 degrees 04 minutes 42 seconds East 82_45 feet, thence run North 88 degrees 55 minutes 29 seconds East 637.15 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING containing 1.16 acres, more or less. The undersigned surveyor has not been provided a current title opinion or abstract of matters affecting title or boundary to the subject property. It is possible there are deeds of records, unrecorded deeds, easements or other instruments which could affect the boundaries James T. Roddenberry Surveyor and Mapper Florida Certificate No: 4261 TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2008 CMH 52 X 28 CYPRESS PO MOBILE HOME SERIAL NUMBER WCH017588GAAB. Commonly known as: 271 BAYWOOD DRIVE, CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322. You are required to file a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy D. Padgett, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 2878 Remington Green Circle, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, at least thirty (30) days from the date of first publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered ag ainst you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated this 9th day of October, 2012. Marcia M. Johnson CLERK OF COURT Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Timothy D. Padgett, Esq. Timothy D. Padgett, P.A. 2878 Remington Green Circle Tallahassee, FL 32308 (850) 422-2520 (phone) (850) 422-2567 (fax) Nov 29, Dec 6, 2012 89346T PUBLIC NOTICE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Franklin County, Florida and Incorporated Areas The Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, reflecting proposed flood hazard determinations within Franklin County, Florida and Incorporated Areas. These flood hazard determinations may include the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations, base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway. Technical information or comments are solicited on the proposed flood hazard determinations shown on the preliminary FIRM and/or FIS report for Franklin County, Florida and Incorporated Areas. The preliminary FIRM and FIS report can be viewed at http://portal.nwfwmdfloodmaps.com. These flood hazard determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. However, before these determinations are effective for floodplain management purposes, you will be provided an opportunity to appeal the proposed information. For information on the statutory 90-day period provided for appeals, as well as a complete listing of the communities affected and the locations where copies of the FIRM are available for review, please visit FEMAs website at www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fh m/bfe, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627). Nov 29, Dec 6, 2012 89522T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 19-2012-CA000278 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff vs. LEON E. ONEAL II, et al., Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: LEON E. ONEAL, II, 226 14TH STREET, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 LEON E. ONEAL, II, 3820 NW HUNTSBORO ST, APT 103, LAKE CITY, FL 32055 LEON E. ONEAL, II, 175 SW BIRCH GLEN, LAKE CITY, FL 32024 FELICIA N. ONEAL, 226 14TH STREET, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 FELICIA N. ONEAL, 3820 NW HUNTSBORO ST, APT 103, LAKE CITY, FL 32055 FELICIA N. ONEAL, 175 SW BIRCH GLEN, LAKE CITY, FL 32024 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LEON E. ONEAL, II, 226 14TH STREET, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FELICIA N. ONEAL, 226 14TH STREET, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Franklin County, Florida: LOT 3, BLOCK 134 OF CITY OF APALACHICOLA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS ON FILE AT THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you, an you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action, on Greenspoon Marder, P.A., Default Department, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, and the file original with the Clerk within 30 days after the first publication of this notice otherwise a default and a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT on this 27th day of November, 2012. Marcia M. Johnson As Clerk of said Court Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding should, no later than seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at 301 S MONROE STREET ROOM 225, TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301, 850-577-4401. If hearing or voice impaired, contact (TDD) (800)955-8771 via Florida Relay System. December 6, 13, 2012 89462T PUBLIC NOTICE FRANKLIN COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING The Franklin County Humane Society would like to invite the pubic to our annual general meeting on Saturday, December 8, 2012. It will be held at the Lighthouse Park on St. George Island at 10:00 AM. The Humane Society is proud to serve the Franklin County community with the help of caring, concerned citizens like yourselves. It would not be possible to continue to help our less fortunate, 4 legged citizens without you. Come join us and show your support for the Franklin County Humane Society! Thank you. Nov 29, Dec 6, 2012 91149T PUBLIC NOTICE Request for Letters of Interest and Qualifications Franklin County Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) Transportation Disadvantaged Program The Apalachee Regional Planning Council is seeking qualifications from entities interested in serving as the Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) for Franklin County, Florida. The selected entity will be recommended to the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged (CTD). If approved by the CTD, the selected contractor will coordinate the administration and operation of the Franklin County Transportation Disadvantaged system, as authorized by Chapter 427, Florida Statutes, and more fully described in Rule 41-2, Florida Administrative Code, beginning July 1, 2013. Interested entities are required to provide the following as proof of qualifications: description of organization, an organizational chart, capabilities and background information, prior work accomplishments, explanation of coordination experience, scheduling and routing software used by the entity, a list of vehicles to be used (if applicable); proof of insurability, credit references, and a current financial statement. Interested entities should submit five (5) copies of their expression of interest and qualifications in a sealed envelope to the Apalachee Regional Planning Council, 20776 Central Avenue East, Suite 1, Blountstown, Florida 32424 by 12:00 p.m. Central Time on Friday, December 28, 2012. The envelope must be marked, LETTER OF INTEREST AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CTC. Faxed and emailed responses WILL NOT be accepted. Responses received after the deadline will be returned unopened. Only responses to the request for letters of interest will be considered if a request for proposals is issued for the CTC. Questions should be addressed to: Apalachee Regional Planning Council, Ms. Vanita Anderson, TD Program Coordinator, at the address listed above. The Apalachee Regional Planning Council reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses in the best interest of the State. December 6, 2012 91137T PUBLIC NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Notice is hereby given that SEALED BIDS will be received by THE SCHOOL BOARD OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, (hereafter referred to as Board) at the School Board Administrative Offices located at 85 School Road, Eastpoint, Florida 32328, up to 4:00 p.m. on the 6th day of December, 2012, and will be opened at the regular School Board meeting to be held at 6:00 p.m. on the 6th day of December, 2012., in the Willie B. Speed Conference Room, in Eastpoint, Florida, for the purchase of the following real property: A parcel of land described as all of Block 126 and approximately the West 40 feet of Lots 6 through 10 of Block 131, according to the City Map of the City of Apalachicola in general use, Franklin County, Florida. The parcel of land will be subject to a deed restriction that the land mast be used for affordable housing approved by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation and other restrictions as contained in Resolution 2012-025 adopted by the Board on November 20, 2012. The Board will consider a minimum bid of $211,000.00. All closing costs shall be paid by the bidder, including title insurance and costs of advertising. The Board will select the closing agent and title insurance company. Each bid shall be accompanied by a certified check payable to the School Board of Franklin County, Florida, in the amount of $5000.00, to be placed with an escrow agent acceptable to the Board. No other forms will be acceptable. Upon the acceptance of he bid, the successful bidder will be required to enter a contract for sale and purchase using the contract form provided by the Board. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids, and to waive any informalities. Dated this 20th day of November, 2012. The School Board of Franklin County, Florida By: Jimmy Gander, Chairman ATTEST: Nina Marks, Superintendent Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 2012 91227T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-162-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK Plaintiff, vs. LYDIA BURNS, DREAM MERCHANT, L.L.C., FAIRWAY PARK SUBDIVISION PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 27, 2012, in Case No. 12-162-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit, in and for Franklin County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and LYDIA BURNS, DREAM MERCHANT, L.L.C., FAIRWAY PARK SUBDIVISION PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, and FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on January 9, 2013, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: LOT 8 OF FAIRWAY PARK SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 15, PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: November 27, 2012 MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Garvin B Bowden, Esq. Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia, & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32308 December 6, 13, 2012 91239T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012 -135 CA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation P.O. Box 610 Crawfordville, Florida 32327, Plaintiff, vs. BOBBY A. WINTONS, TEMOLYNNE W. WINTONS, THE UNKNOWN #1 TENANT IN POSSESSION OF 178 22ND AVE, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320, and THE UNKNOWN #2 TENANT IN POSSESSION OF 178 22ND AVE, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320, 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 January 9, 2013, 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: LOTS 6, 7, 24, AND 25, BLOCK 237, GREATER APALACHICOLA, A SUBDIVISION OF THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF IN MOST COMMON USE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim 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 28th day of November, 2012. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk December 6, 13, 2012 91237T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-108 CA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation P.O. Box 610 Crawfordville, Florida 32327, Plaintiff, vs. RONALD D. BOOZER, MARJORIE L. BOOZER a/k/a MARJORIE LOUISE BOOZER, CLERK OF COURT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA, and DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE on behalf of SCDSS Foster Care, 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 January 9, 2013, 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: LOT 1, BLOCK 48 (211), KEOUGHS SECOND ADDITION TO THE CITY OF CARRABELLE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 20, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1977 AMHE MOBILE HOME, IDENTIFICATION NO. 21G6842D. 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 28th day of November 2012. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk December 6, 13, 2012 91243T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012 CA 000030 SYNOVUS BANK, FORMERLY KNOWN AS COLUMBUS BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST THROUGH NAME CHANGE AND BY MERGER WITH COASTAL BANK AND TRUST OF FLORIDA f/k/a VANGUARD BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. DIRT ROADS DEVELOPMENT, L.L.C., a Florida limited liability company, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Marcia Johnson, Clerk Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, will on the 9th day of January, 2013 at 11:00 oclock A.M. at the steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, 22 Market Street, Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida, 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: Lots 19 and 33, LAKES ON THE BLUFF, according to plat thereof recorded in the public records of Franklin County, Florida in Plat Book 8, Pages 33, 34 and 35. 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 official seal of this the 28th day of November, 2012. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk In accordance with the AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at (850) 577-4430. December 6, 13, 2012 91253T PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue an environmental resources permit for a Breakwater Extension, number 19-0293158-002-EI, to Mr. Paul Aughtry III, at 350 East Parkins Mill Road, Greenville, SC 29607; c/o Garlick Environmental Associates, Inc. Post Office Box 385, Apalachicola, FL 32329 The purpose of the permit is to authorize construction of 12 linear feet of breakwater to an existing, previously authorized, breakwater. A living shoreline will be planted with Spartina alternaflora, on one foot centers landward of the breakwater. The breakwater will not extend more than ten (10) feet waterward of the Mean High Water line. The project will be located at Lot 7 of Kinja Bay Subdivision, Parcel ID 29-09S-06W-73540000-0070, Latitude 29.676194 degrees North, Longitude 84.832083 degrees, St. George Sound, Class II, Approved Shellfish Harvesting, Outstanding Florida Waters, in Eastpoint, Florida. Based on all the above, and with the application of general and limiting specific conditions of the permit, the Department has reasonable assurance the project, as proposed, fully meets the environmental resources permitting requirements of Chapter 62-346, Florida Administrative Code, and will not harm the environment. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statute. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to re-determine final agency action on the application, the filing of a petition for an administrative hearing may result in a modification of the permit, or even a denial of the application. Accordingly, the applicant will not commence construction or other activities under this permit until the deadlines below for filing a petition for an administrative hearing, or request for an extension of time, have expired. Under subsection 62-110.106(4) of the Florida Administrative Code, a person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments action may also request an extension of time to file a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be filed with the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, before the applicable deadline. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running time period for filing a petition until the request is acted upon. If a request is filed late, the Department may still grant it upon a motion by the requesting party showing that the failure to file a request for an extension of time before the deadline was the result of excusable neglect. In the event that a timely and sufficient petition for an administrative hearing is filed, other persons whose substantial interests will be affected by the outcome of the administrative process have the right to petition to intervene in the proceeding. Intervention will be only 91245T IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-454-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES W.SMITH, JR., and SISBRO INVESTMENT CORPORATION, a Georgia corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 27, 2012, and entered in Civil Action No. 2010-000454-CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to Coastal Community Bank, and the Defendants, JAMES W. SMITH, JR., and SISBRO INVESTMENT CORPORATION, a Georgia corporation, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 9th day of January, 2013 at the front door foyer on the second floor of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, the following-described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lot 12, Block 74, of ST. GEORGE ISLAND GULF BEACHES UNIT NO. 5, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3 at page 17 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 28th day of November, 2012 Honorable Marcia Johnson Clerk of the Court Franklin County, FL By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk December 6, 13, 2012

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A13| The Times Thursday, December 6, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS JOB ANNNOUNCEMENT Position Title: Library Assistant/Permanent Part timeSalary: $10.00 hour/26 hours per week Applications and Job Description available: at Franklin County Public Library Eastpoint 29 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328 850-670-8151, Position open until lled.The Franklin County Board of commissioners is an Equal Opportunity/Af rmative Action/Drug Free Workplace Employer Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: High level of computer usage and skills required; Ability to operate library equipment, i.e. copiers, faxes, scanning; Customer service, sequencing skills (Dewey decimal system) and the ability to work in a fast paced environment are necessary; willingness to learn new skills and attend training is imperative; preparing reports and lifting required. Skills in organizing, planning, and record keeping are essential. Minimum Quali cations: High School Diploma. Associates or Bachelors preferred. At least 2 years experience working in a library is required. Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered. Must relate well with the general public, other library staff, volunteers, children and young adults, be adaptable and exible. Ability to make decisions, to implement policies and procedures, and maintain quality standards is necessary. EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB A FUTURE!LONG TERM WORKan aggressive leader in the Marine Industry, located in Panama City, FL has the following opportunities for skilled craftsmen:PIPEFITTERS PIPE WELDERS SHIPFITTERS STRUCTURAL WELDERS X-RAY WELDERS ELECTRICIANSCompetitive wages DOE, and a comprehensive bene ts package including: Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses. Normal work week to include overtime. Quali ed craftsmen should apply in person: Mon-Fri, 8am-12pm 1pm4:30 pmHUMAN RESOURCES (2 Locations): 13300 Allanton Rd., Panama City, FL 32404 and 134 S. East Ave., Panama City, FL 32401Applications are also accepted at our East Ave Of ce Saturdays, 8am-12pm.(850) 522-7400, ext. 2285, 2322, or 2302 Fax: (850) 874-0208EOE/Drug Free Workplace Notice of VacancyFranklin County Tourist Development Council Board Member The Franklin County Tourist Development Council is composed of nine members appointed by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners. Anyone interested in being considered for this volunteer position is encouraged to send a letter of interest and qualifying resume to the FCTDC at the address below. This is a volunteer position with no nancial compensation. Board members are required to attend regular board meetings and are expected to participate in the Committee activities of the Board. Prospective applicants must be engaged in a tourist-related business and must be a resident of Franklin County. All members of the council shall be electors of the county. Interested persons should reply no later than February 1, 2013. A recommendation will be forwarded to the Franklin County Commission for their consideration. Applications may be submitted to: Franklin County Tourist Development Council P O Box 819 Apalachicola, Florida 32329 or via email attachment to fran@anaturalescape.com For further information, please call Fran Edwards at the FCTDC o ce at 850-653-8678. COORDINATOR, CRIME SCENE TECHNOLOGY coordinate/teach crime scene, crime scene photography, biological evidence, ngerprinting, forensic science, crime scene safety & courtroom presentation of evidence. Develop online courses, advise students and mentor adjuncts. Hours may include nights/weekends at multiple campuses. Requires MS in appropriate eld; experience in forensic science and/or crime scene technology + 3 yrs exp preferred. Salary range starts at $30,600/yr.Position Open Until Filled. Only those who provide all requested items, GCSC Application (must be completed), legible transcripts & resume will be considered. Additional info: www.gulfcoast.edu/hr. Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer. GCSC Equity O ce 850.873.3516 Associate Director, Small Business Development Center (grant funded) assist the Director with daily operation of center & outreach. Responsible for consulting & training of small business concerns; existing & pre-venture. Consult in areas of startup, nancial, management & marketing needs. Requires BS (MS preferred) in Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing, related eld; min. 5 yrs. consulting in development/ management of small business enterprises; knowledge of entrepreneurship, small business management & sustainable business development processes. Social Media exp & prior business ownership preferred. Must be able to travel and work exible hours. Salary starts at $42k/yr. Apply by 12/21/12. Only those who provide all requested items, GCSC Application (must be completed), legible transcripts & resume will be considered. Additional info: www.gulfcoast.edu/hr. Women & minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. GCSC is an EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer. GCSC Equity O ce 850.873.3516 RENTALS3 BR 3 BA UNFURNISHED CONDO LONG TERM, POOL.............................................$850 2 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED HOUSE FL ROOM, FENCED YARD, GARAGE ..................$800 3 BR 2 BA FURNISHED APT W/D, CARPORT, ST PARKING ............................$600 2 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED APT NEW PAINT, SMALL PORCH ...............................$375 1 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED APT ST PARKING, REMODELED, INC WATER ..........$425 3 BR 1 BA FURNISHED APT WEEKLY OR MONTHLY, INC UTILITIES 3 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED DUPLEX DOWNTOWN CARRABELLE ...............................$600 2 OFFICE SPACES US 98 CARRABELLE ...............................................$300 BOTH 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comwww. rst tness.com/carrabellePROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code. In accordance with subsection 28-106.111 (2) and subparagraph 62-110.106(3)(a).4, Florida Administrative Code, petitions for an administrative hearing by the applicant must be filed within 14 days of receipt of written notice. Petitions filed by any persons other than the applicant, and other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60 (3) of the Florida Statutes, must be filed within 14 days of publication of the notice. Under Section 120.60 (3) of the Florida Statute, however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may file a petition within 14 days of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition for an administrative hearing within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of those rights. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Departments action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agencys file or identification number, if known; (b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioners substantial interests are or will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agencys proposed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the agencys proposed action; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agencys proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Departments action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, Florida Administrative Code. Under Sections 120.569(2)(c) and (d) of the Florida Statute, a petition for administrative hearing must be dismissed by the agency if the petition does not substantially comply with the above requirements or is untimely filed. This action is final and effective on the date filed with the Clerk of the Department unless a petition is filed in accordance with the above. Upon the timely filing of petition this order will not be effective until further order of the Department. This permit, when issued, constitutes an order of the Department. The applicant has the right to seek judicial review of the order under Section 120.68 of the Florida Statute, by the filing of a notice of appeal under Rule 9.110 of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with the Clerk of the Department in the Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida, 323993000; and by filing a copy of the notice of the appeal accompanied by the applicable filing fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. The notice of appeal must be filed within 30 days from the date when the final order is filed with the Clerk of the Department. Requests for review before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission must be filed with the Secretary of the Commission and served on the Department within 20 days from the date when the final order is filed with the Clerk of the Department. The application for this permit is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for legal holidays, at the Northwest District office, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd MS 55, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. December 6, 2012 Jessica Locklear and John Edmond Evans III Would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Kinsleigh Nichole Evans. She was born November 19th, 2012 at the TMH weighing 6lb 12oz and was 20in long. Maternal Grandparents are Beth Shiver and Michael Holton, Great Grandparents are Aleta and Kenny Baker, Reedy and Charlene Holton all of Carrabelle, and the late Ramen Shiver. Paternal Grandparents are Shiela Evans of Carrabelle and John Evans; Great Grandparents Hoyt and Brenda Bailey of Douglasville, Georgia, the late Sharon and Charles Ray Tucker, John Edomnd Evans and George and Dalsie Boots Evans. Wewahitchka 122 2nd street, Saturday Dec 8th, @ 1 pm/ CSTSTORAGE AUCTIONAuctioning off five storage units! Carrabelle : Storage Units Behind IGA, Saturday December 8th from 8am til 2pmMulti-Family Sale850-323-0713 Mexico Beach: 418 Arizona Dr, Saturday December 8th, 7am til 12 Noon CSTMulti-Family Estate SaleFender Guitar, Crystal, Occupied Japan, Christmas Around the World Collectiables, Vintage Tableware, Framed Art Prints, Something for Everyone from 25 to $700! To Benefit Apalachacola First Baptist Church Christian SchoolIn time for Christmas. Come check it out! A little bit of everything for everyone! Saturday, December 8th, 8 am untilRain or shine! Install/Maint/RepairHandymanNeeded Elec, Plumb, Construction. Experience & References Required. (850) 653-5319 Apalachicola: 1 br, 1 ba efficiency Call for information 850-653-6103 Text FL32343 to 56654 Carrabelle Cove ApartmentsTaking Applications Now Available: 1, 2 and 3 br, Handicap Apts. Laundry facilities on site, W/S included in rent, CH&A and window coverings provided. On site management Office. Rental assistance available. Income restrictions apply, reasonable accommodation. Carrabelle Cove Apartments 807 Gray Ave #33 Carrabelle, Fl 32322 850-697-2017 TDD711 This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employerText FL29928 to 56654 St. GeorgeIsland $175/wk, elec, satellite, garbage incl. Pool tbl. 12 X 65 deck. Beautiful view! 850-653-5319 Apalachicola Condo. 2 br, 2 bath, with newer paint, tile, carpet $750 per month with 700 + credit score or $800 per month below 700 credit score. *References Checked* Quint 865-693-3232 Carrabelle Condo Riverfront 2 bedroom/ 1 bath, with queen Sofa sleeper long term rental $1,200 monthly. nice 850-545-0784 Historic Apalachicola Charming Cottage2br/1ba. In prime historic Apalachicola location. Short walk to water. Wood floors, new washer/dryer, ceiling fans, new cent. heat/ac, w/nice size yard. Pets allowed upon aproval/ deposit. $1,000mo. Call 850-832-2275 for appointment. Text FL34213 to 56654 Lanark Village3br 2ba home, near water, lg fence yard, $600 mo. 850-545-8813 Price Reduced! 3 Bedroom Home for RentNice 3/2 home in Apalachicola. Fenced yard, Bonus Room. $800 per month. 1 month security deposit. No Pets. Call Kathy Robinson, Robinson Real Estate Company 850-653-7196 Txt FL333087 to 56654 Apalachicola: 3 br, 2 Bath. Newly Remodeled Call for details!! 850-653-6103 Text FL32340 to 56654 Carrabelle House with 4bdr/2baths,large family room, LR, dining room /kitchen,/ utility room/ office and/or play room/ screened porch, recent efficient air and metal roof., two storage buildings, fenced yard, on two large lots, extra lot available $139.000 (850-545-0784) Text FL30879 to 56654 Total Down Pmt $6502003 Pontiac Grand Prix T otal Price $4,8000% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West 850-215-1769 9am-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday You Are Automatically Approved If You Can Make Payments On Time!!! 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Local14 | The Times Thursday, December 6, 2012 Real Estate PicksOur local real estate experts have identied what they feel are the best values around and are oering them to you in Real Estate Picks! (In this section), Discover the best real estate values in Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Cape San Blas, St. George Island, Carrabelle and surrounding areas. Best Values on the Forgotten Coast SELL YOUR LISTINGS HERE! Only $35 per week per listing Minimum 2 ads per week or 1 ad for 2 weeks Contact Joel or Kari for details: (850)814-7377 or (850)227-7847SOLD John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.comMLS# 247879$95,000 EastpointMAGNOLIA RIDGE ESTATESLocated on one acre in Eastpoint, 3 BR, 2 BA, starter home or 2nd home for part time resident, built in John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.comMLS# 248301$12,500 EastpointLAKES ON THE BLUFFForeclosure in gated subdivision off North Bayshore Drive, ideal location for a secluded home in this new subdivision with community pool, wooded lot with mature native vegetation; lot is irregular shaped, Bank owned. Listing agent Michael Billings ADVERTISEMENT TO BID CITY OF CARRABELLE, FLORIDAGeneral and Building Contractors with Electrical Subcontractors are invited to bid on a General Contract for the Historic Carrabelle City Hall in Carrabelle, Florida in accordance with Contract Documents. All bids must be a lump sum basis; segregated Bids will not be accepted. PROJECT:Historic Carrabelle City Hall Renovations and Repairs BID DATE:January 3, 2013 TIME: 2:00 p.m. local time The City of Carrabelle, Florida will receive sealed bids until 2:00 p.m. local time on January 3, 2013. Bids will be opened publicly and read aloud at the following location: Carrabelle City Hall 1001 Gray Avenue Carrabelle, FL 32322 deposit per set. All materials furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with Drawings and Courtney Dempsey City Administrator 1001 Gray Avenue Carrabelle, FL 32322 and be marked: 1.Bids for Historic Carrabelle City Hall Renovations and Repairs 2.(Name of Bidder) 3.(Address of Bidder) 4.(City, State, Zip Code) All bids shall be delivered by a representative of the Bidder or by registered mail with return receipt best interest of the City of Carrabelle, Florida. CARRABELLE CITY HALL 1001 GRAY AVENUE CARRABELLE, FL 32322 COURTNEY DEMPSEY, CITY ADMINISTRATOR Its for working folks, he said. And it has to be affordable for 50 years. The project calls for four one-bedroom, and 40 two-bedroom units, built as quadriplexes, along with 80 parking spaces. The development would be professionally managed, he said, and would be built of concrete block, with a brick veneer and oyster tabby on top. The proposed site would require relocation of the citys dog park, but Bloodworth said there is plenty of space on the opposite side to accommodate the relocation. At Tuesdays city commission meeting, Bloodworth cautioned city commissioners that maximum income levels for tenants, as specified by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation, could rule out occupancy by teachers, police officers and other professionals. In order to qualify for the federal tax credits, a developer must commit to keeping rents over 50 years in the range of 60 percent of the countys median income per family, which is $48,800. Depending on a familys income, rents would range between $336 and $656 per month. A single individual who makes more than $20,520 per year would be ineligible, while two people could make no more than $25,460, three $26,400, and four $29,280. Any service worker probably will qualify, said City Administrator Betty Taylor-Webb. It moves them into something they will afford now. Bloodworth also cautioned city commissioners that even if the sale is approved by the city and the schools, the process for securing funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Developments Low Income Housing Tax Credit program is a highly competitive one. Congress enacted the tax credit program in 1986 to provide the private market with an incentive to invest in affordable rental housing. The tax credits are awarded to developers of qualified projects, who can then sell these credits to investors to raise capital (or equity) for their projects. This reduces the debt the developer would otherwise have to borrow, enabling the property to offer lower, more affordable rents. Provided the property maintains compliance with the program requirements, investors receive a dollar-for-dollar credit against their federal tax liability each year over a period of 10 years. Commissioner Brenda Ash said city residents should understand that the process will take time before such a project would be approved, constructed and ready for occupancy. We have a limited period of time trying to make it work, Bloodworth said. The funding is not available until the second quarter of 2013, but needs to be submitted by years end. He said that the project could compete in future years if it is denied this time around. Its a long shot, said Taylor-Webb. Very few small counties apply for this package of funding. The city commissioners went ahead and gave unanimous support Tuesday night for drawing up a contract for the sale of the property, provided the school board accepts the projects bid at this evenings school board meeting. When bids are opened, the board also is expected to review an appraisal completed by Matt Terry of Port St. Joe, as required by school district rules. City Attorney Pat Floyd advised commissioners that they didnt need to do their own appraisal. If the school board is getting one, their property is so related and interwoven with ours, I would think it would be sufficient to do a multiplication (of the citys portion), he said. I would think that would be a fair way of doing it. I dont see paying an appraiser to do another one thats separate for us. HOUSING from page A1 SPECIAL TO THE TIMESAn outline of the proposed apartment complex, prepared by 4M Design Group.Gov. Rick Scott praised Octobers decline in the states jobless rate. He said Florida has experienced positive annual job growth now for 27 consecutive months, and that the states job postings increased sharply in October 2012 compared to the previous October by 28,140, an increase of 11.9 percent. He also noted in a press release that the University of Floridas Consumer Con dence Index reported optimism among Floridians remained near a postrecession high in October. Scott said Florida housing starts were up over the year in September (the most recent month available) by 29.3 percent and median home prices were up 7.4 percent over the year. He said that Florida realtors report that home sales remain robust as the backlog of existing homes on the market is down by 40 percent from Sept. 2011 In October, 12,100 more Floridians found employment in the private sector and the incomes that allow them to provide for their families, particularly with the holidays approaching, Scott said. We are creating an environment that fosters job creation, economic development and provides a skilled workforce. COUNTY from page A1