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RIB ROYALTY By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com A group of St. George Islanders who had hoped to buy the islands water utility have abandoned their plans, citing an inability to arrive at a suitable price. In a letter issued Monday to island residents, Tom Slocum, president of St. George Island Water District, Inc. said the price being asked by Gene Brown, owner of Water Management Services Inc. (WMSI) was too steep. Our valuation of WMSI and the owners valuation are too far apart to make it likely that the gap could be bridged, wrote Slocum. We came to different conclusions about the companys value and its ability to repay a large debt under the current rate structure. Paying too much would increase signi cantly the debt we would have to repay. That would weaken our nancial foundation Islanders end talks for utility Gene Brown speaks at a Public Services Commission rate hearing earlier this year. DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com Apalachicola and Carrabelle have each become the rst Florida cities to request membership in the Gulf Consortium. Carrabelles city attorney Dan Hartman and Apalachicolas attorney Pat Floyd said Franklin Countys two incorporated cities are about to become the rst municipalities to join the consortium, a joint public entity formed in Oct. 2012 by interlocal agreement among the 23 Florida county governments bordering the Gulf of Mexico. The attorneys cite Article 3 of the interlocal agreement to justify their membership in the consortium, which was mandated by Florida law. That article requests the members of the consortium include any of the 23 counties affected by the spill and any Florida municipality, county or other public agency that has approved the interlocal agreement and is approved by the majority of consortium representatives. Additional conditions may be imposed by the consortium on members outside the original 23 counties. Cities seek place on Gulf Consortium By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The Franklin County School Board, as well as a Carrabelle community activist who delivered a sharp critique, focused March 7 on how the schools can come to terms with an issue often not publicly addressed the troubling problem of county students migrating to other schools, and other school districts, for their educations. Members of the school board grilled Superintendent Nina Marks, and Assistant Principal Eric Bidwell, on enrollment projections, and learned that the district is projecting a total of 1,086 students next year, which includes the nearly 350 students enrolled at the k-8 Apalachicola Bay Charter School. This would be more than 60 fewer students than are currently enrolled, which is about 1,148 students. Bidwell said the district lost four students over the past week. He was asked to outline how the school district keeps track of the reasons students and their parents say they are leaving. School board members talk disenrollment See GULF CONSORTIUM A2 DAN ROSIER See DISENROLLMENT A5 RIB ROYALTY Kickin Ash wins cook-off By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The chief of security at a gunpowder plant in Wakulla County cooked up a slab of ribs Saturday explosive enough to win the Eastpoint re ghters 12th annual rib cook-off. Teaming up with his cousin, Sterling Kendrick, from the 2k Web Group, Scott Payne headed up the Kickin Ash team that narrowly won the cook-off edging out the Team Retsyo entry by the Florida Seafood Festival. Right behind was third place Loco Catering, with an Honorable Mention going to the Big Top. Payne, deputy chief of re security at St. Marks Powder in Crawfordville, said the winning formula consisted of a lot of love and care. We put a homemade butt rub on it and then did homemade barbecue sauce, and then cooked it for two-and-a-half to three hours on a custom built (cooker). They just turned out the way they did. See COOK-OFF A2 xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx Thursday, March 21, 2013 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM VOL. 127 ISSUE 47 Phone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8036 Circulation: 800-345-8688 Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . . A6 Faith . . . . . . . A7 Outdoors . . . . . A8 Tide Chart . . . . . A8 Sports . . . . . . A9 Classi eds . . . 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 Persuading legislators, A3 St. Vincent Island Open House on Friday This Friday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. take advantage of a unique opportunity to visit Franklin Countys St. Vincent Island. Enjoy free full day of nature-related activities. Free transport to and from the Indian Pass boat ramp provided hourly. Guided tours, both walking and vehicular, and exhibits will teach about the islands protected wildlife, diverse ecosystems, history and unspoiled beauty. Educational talks/ discussions provided by numerous volunteers and community organizations. Light snacks and bottled water available. Come prepared with comfortable shoes, protection against sun and insects, and water. Only 200 visitors permitted so come early. For more information call 653-8808. Apalachicola Art Walk on Saturday This Saturday, March 23, ne art in all forms will be woven in and around downtown Apalachicola where artists will show, sell and demonstrate their talents from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Festivities continue into the afternoon with a progressive wine tasting and hors doeuvres from 3-5 p.m. In the evening local chefs will prepare special dishes at their restaurants highlighting fresh local ingredients. For more information call 653-9419 or visit www. apalachicolabay.org. Field Airport hosting time trials On Saturday, March 23, time trials will take place on an open runway at Carrabelles Thompson Field Airport giving competitors a full halfmile of open throttle acceleration. Participants will be allowed to compete against one another head-tohead in a safe environment, without being limited to the standard 1/8 or 1/4 mile distance. A live DJ will spin tracks, with plenty of food vendors on hand. Sixty cars will participate. Driver registration is closed. Admission for observers is $10. For information call 850-585-5168 or visit www. wannagofast.com. PHOTOS BY DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Top: Scott Payne of team Kicking Ash prepares his winning entry. Above left: Ty Gillikin, left, and Bert Hicks, prepare their entry for the Fan-Tastic BBQ Team, which has competed for 11 years. Above right: Taylen Kendrick, 6, shows off his way of cooking ribs for the Kickin Ash team. Right: Jada Petsch applies face paint to 4-year-old daughter Jules Petsch. See UTILITY A5
Local A2 | The Times Thursday, March 21, 2013 Carrabelle and Apalachicola both passed resolutions approving the interlocal agreement on Feb. 28. Apalachicola posted a letter requesting membership on March 1 and Carrabelles was mailed March 15. Neither city has received a reply but Hartman said he is not surprised because the consortium has not convened since the letters were posted. Consortium directors, representatives of the 23 counties, have to vote on new requests for membership. The city attorneys said they do not believe other cities have applied for membership The interlocal agreement and its authorizing statute section encourage participation by a variety of public agencies, Hartman said, adding that he believes the cities have a unique perspective that should complement the county perspective. At Tuesdays county commission meeting, County Attorney Michael Shuler attached a copy of Apalachicolas resolution to join the consortium to his report. One can view the city of Apalachicolas adoption of this resolution as a stratagem to bolster their efforts to establish that they are entitled to receive, and control, funding from the RESTORE Act independent of Franklin County, he wrote. I recommend that the board consider asking the Gulf Coast Consortium to direct the City of Apalachicola to work through Franklin County, instead of becoming a member of that consortium. There was no discussion of Shulers recommendation during the meeting. Floyd and Hartman believe the cities are underrepresented on the countys 13 member RESTORE Council, set to meet for the rst time March 28 in Carrabelle. The council will vet proposed projects within the county, with the county commission retaining ultimate say in who receives funding. (The cities) have the bulk of the population so why do they just ignore us? asked Hartman. Were not looking to disrupt anything; we just want to be able to participate and be at the meeting. The city is willing to pay their equitable share of expenses as a member. We cant wait to work with them to the betterment of the county. Floyd said Carrabelle Commissioner Cal Allen, discovered the clause that allowed the cities to apply for consortium membership. Apalachicola has not appointed a representative to the council. Weve been trying to meet with the county, Floyd said. What we continue to seek is a fair share for the cities. We created a distribution plan using the same factors for distribution to the cities that the counties used to assure a fair distribution among themselves. Apalachicola adopted it back in August before the consortium adopted their formula. Floyd said the formulae for distribution proposed both by the consortium and the cities proposal are based on amount of coastline, distance from the spill, population and sales tax collected annually. We didnt get anything from the county that assured us we would get a fair share, Floyd said. We preceded the county in establishing what a fair share would be and tried to meet with them. When it comes down to county level we want to be sure we get our fair share based on population and sales tax and the unincorporated areas get the rest, which is a large percentage. He believes the cities were purposely left out of negotiations for RESTORE funding by members of the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) who formed the Gulf Consortium. The consortium is the forming of a whole other government entity, said Floyd. Apalachicola continues to pursue a suit under Florida Statute 164, to force the county to enter into negotiations with the cities. Carrabelle, while not a party to the suit, is a bene ciary of the litigation. Shuler maintains that, because the RESTORE Act is a federal law, the county does not have to negotiate with the cities concerning distribution of funds. In a telephone conference that included Mayor Van Johnson and City Administrator Betty Webb, Floyd said Congressman Steve Southerland has told Apalachicola leaders that the cities would have an equal voice with counties in distribution of RESTORE nes. The farther along we got, the less we saw of that, he said. Our focus is to agree. We thought the county would volunteer to meet with us but they have refused. Since they wouldnt enter into an interlocal agreement with the city, this is another way of staying in a position to be sure the cities maintain a fair share. Needing Financial Assistance for Medical Care? Weems Memorial Hospitals Financial Assistance Counselor is state trained and certied to assist people of ALL ages obtain low or no cost healthcare. Weems Hospital in Apalachicola is a Florida ACCESS center and can assist those who may need help buying food or who may need emergency cash assistance. 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Apalachicola Bay Charter School Open Enrollment For the 2013-2014 School Year March 18-29, 2013 Kindergarten Round-up (March 22, 2013 Call for a scheduled time) ABC Elementary School for Grades Pre K 5 ABC Middle School for Grades 6 8 Florida High Performing School of Choice A Grade Status Low student/teacher ratio Family environment with caring teachers Highly qualied certied teachers Dierentiated instruction used to meet the needs of all students Free breakfast and lunch program Challenging curriculum Intensive remediation for reading and math Elementary and middle school computer labs Free after school programs Permanent remodeled facility with separate middle school LIMITED ENROLLMENT Enrollment packet: Call, come by or visit our website Apalachicola Bay Charter School 98 12th Street, Apalachicola, FL 653-1222 (phone) www.abceagles.org 653-1857 (fax) email@example.com GULF CONSORTIUM from page A1 COOK-OFF from page A1 Payne takes competition seriously, winning about a dozen trophies over the past few years, with Saturdays his fourth rst-place nish. He bragged that three years ago, at a cook-off in Tallahassee, he nished ahead of Myron Mixon, a world champion, celebrity chef featured on the reality television show BBQ Pitmasters. Payne mainly competes in Wakulla and Leon counties and north Georgia. He decided this year to team up with his cousin. Together, Sterling and Tana Kendrick, and their sons Taylen and Madden, joined forces with Chris and Shelli Payne, daughter Makayla, a junior, and son Matt, a freshman, both at Wakulla High School. Weve been competing with each other for a while, said Scott Payne. Finally we decided to link up and do it together. Eastpoint Volunteer Fire Department Chief George Pruett said attendance was about the same as last year, a steady stream all day. He said revenue from the event, should be about the same as last year as well, with all of it going to pay down the debt on Engine 3, a multi-use re and rescue truck bought a few years ago for $192,000. Were probably about a third to a half of the way there, he said. The next few years everything we make is going to get that debt down. The truck went to good use Saturday, with an emergency call in the afternoon to address some woods burning on State Route 65. One down note for this years cook-off was the fact that the classic car show drew only a single entrant, a hot rod still with primer on it. I know for a fact the silent auction did better than last year, said Pruett. And we sold out of food four cases of chicken, 1000 pounds of rib and 15 Boston butts made into pulled pork barbecue. We were very enthused by both of those things. Ten judges decided on the best among the 14 rib entrants, each provided with their own slab of meat, in keeping with Florida Barbecue Association rules that govern the competition. In the race for the best Turkey entry, the Big Top team took rst place, with second place going to the Eastpoint Volunteer Fire Department and third place to Team Retsyo. The Peoples Choice award went to Big Top, which raised about $728, and the Best Rig went to Team Retsyo, which featured a plywood painting of King Retsyo, where visitors could be photographed peeking through the face. John Solomon, who heads the Florida Seafood Festival team but in past years cooked for the sheriffs of ce, said seafood festival representatives appeared for the rst time at the rib cook-off, but have been active in several community events, including the chili and oyster cook-offs. We are a part of this community and we have always loaned out our stuff to all these events but we wanted to go out and support them also, showing we dont just pop up every November, we are involved year round, he said. DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Team Big Top won several trophies at this years rib cook-off.
Local The Times | A3 Thursday, March 21, 2013 By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Franklin Countys legislative delegation split down the middle when it came to supporting Gov. Rick Scotts plan to go along with expanding Medicaid coverage to cover about 1 million more poor people in Florida. At the annual legislative delegation meeting Feb. 26 in Apalachicola, State Sen. Bill Montford (D-Tallahassee) voiced cautious support, while State. Rep. Halsey Beshears (R-Monticello) was adamantly opposed. Scott, a Republican who bitterly fought President Barack Obamas national healthcare plan as a candidate and in his rst two years as governor, reversed course last month and voiced support for a three-year expansion of Medicaid, provided the federal government picked up the full cost for the rst three years as promised. I think the governor is on the right track, said Montford. It is the law of the land. The concern I have is what happens three or four years from now when the fed government stops funding. You have to play with the cards that youve been dealt, he said. The best choice at this point is to move forward with expansion as it is and try to make sure were protected. Beshears spoke out in opposition to the Medicaid expansion. The governor is elected to uphold the law, he said. Whether I agree with it or not doesnt mean have to like it. The governors proposal was a proposal, said Beshears. I know the Speaker of the House (Will Weatherford) and Senate President (Don Gaetz) are studying this very hard. Were faced with a very, very tough decision, I think in three years were going to be left holding the bag. Montford conceded the issue was a complicated one, particularly since Medicaid reimbursements are so low that many doctors nd it does not pay them to see patients. Some tell me they would be better nancially if they would give Medicaid patients a check and say go nd another doctor, said Montford. General practitioners dont make nearly what they used to make. The expansion has been fully backed by Floridas publicly owned hospitals. In the case of Weems Memorial Hospital, Medicaid patients make up about 6 percent of the patient base, but account for about 15 percent of collected revenue, according to Steve Lanier, the hospitals chief nance of cer. Thats been very consistent for the last few years but that doesnt mean that everybody in the county who is eligible is on Medicaid, he said. Some wont sign up for it. About half the hospitals patients lack health insurance, and this patient load ultimately provides only about 5 percent of the hospitals collected revenue, Lanier said. Whether the hospitals nancial picture would improve by having more of these self-pay patients covered by Medicaid remains to be seen. A decision made March 11 by a select committee of the Florida Senate to reject the Medicaid expansion plan was widely seen as putting a dif cult stumbling block in the plans way. Beshears listened quietly throughout the legislative delegation hearing, with Montford offering most all the responses. Clerk of Courts Marcia Johnson opened with an apology for having to leave early to attend her dads 84th birthday party. She offered a list of proposals, mainly regarding state funding for clerks functions. County Commission Chair Cheryl Sanders offered a warm welcome. This a real treat to see you all two times in one week, she said. Thats good, getting down to the roots of things. Sanders asked that the legislators be wary of unfunded mandates, and to work to preserve funding for the health departments, road projects and other infrastructure help. County pocketbooks are getting kind of slim. Its going to get tighter, the economys not good, she said. You get them lobbyists up there but you know its special and dear to the peoples heart if you have a county commissioner. We all are closest to the people and you all are closest to us. Sanders, as well as Apalachicola Mayor Pro Tem Frank Cook and Carrabelle Commissioner Brenda LaPaz, all spoke in favor of preserving the work camps on either end of the county. There has been discussion, although no con rmation, of closing Bay City in Apalachicola, and no date has yet been announced on the opening for the Franklin Correctional Institutions recently completed work camp in Carrabelle. We have a work camp thats here that is to be closed as its talked right now, said Cook. We are concerned for two reasons we depend heavily on the work force itself, to be able to do a lot of work that keeps our city in the condition that its in. Thats a very big part of us being able to do that. The second part of that is when camp was built and we built our sewer system, it was built to support the work camp, he said. If we lose the work camp we lose the income to support that sewer system. LaPaz appealed for support for opening FCIs work camp, noting the value it has to the citys recently expanded sewer system and to the number of jobs it would provide to the county. Montford recalled the history of placing correctional institutions in the Panhandle, which welcomed them. North Florida stepped up and made the decision, he said. This was a good economic development issue, it turned out wonderfully well. There was some donated land to help build these facilities and the inmates would work in your community, a good deal for everybody. Theyve really worked real well, the money they bring is good, Montford said. When we start pulling back on those, were not living up to our side of the deal. ARE YOU BEING SEEN? ARE YOU BEING SEEN? ARE YOU BEING SEEN? ADVERTISING WORKS! 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Special to the Times Do you know a veteran of World War II? Honor Flight wants to meet them. Honor Flight is a non-pro t organization created solely to honor Americas World War II and terminally ill veterans for their sacri ces. Our heroes are own to Washington, DC to visit and re ect at their memorials at no cost to the traveler. Meals and rooms are paid for and a guardian accompanies each veteran for their entire trip. Physicians and paramedics are on hand to provide emergency medical treatment throughout the journey. The inaugural Honor Flight took place in May, 2005. Six small planes ew out of Spring eld, Ohio taking 12 World War II veterans on a visit to the memorial in Washington, DC. The Honor Flight program was conceived by Earl Morse, a physician assistant and retired Air Force captain. Morse wanted to honor the veterans he had taken care of for the past 27 years. After retiring from the Air Force in 1998, he was hired by the Department of Veterans Affairs to work in a small clinic in Springeld. In May of 2004, the World War II Memorial was nally completed and dedicated in Washington, D.C. and quickly became the topic of discussion among his World War II veteran patients. Morse asked these veterans if they would ever travel out to visit their memorial. Most felt that eventually, somehow, they would make it to D.C., perhaps with a family member or friend. As time passed, most of his very elderly patients changed their answer. They would never visit the memorial they admitted sadly. It simply wasnt nancially or physically possible for them to make the journey. Morse could tell that the majority of the veterans had given up all hope of ever visiting the memorial that was speci cally created to honor their services as well as the services of their fellow comrades who had paid the ultimate sacrice. He decided that there had to be a way to get these heroes to D.C. In addition to being a physician assistant, Morse was also a private pilot. In December 2004, he offered to y one of his patients to Washington to see the memorial. That generous offer was the seed that grew into the Honor Flight movement. Soon other private pilots volunteered to y veterans to Washington at their own expense and shepherd them through the city. By August 2005, an ever-expanding waiting list of veterans made it clear that commercial airlines would be needed to meet the goal of accommodating as many veterans as possible. Honor Flight partnered with HonorAir in Hendersonville, North Carolina; the Honor Flight Network formed. Over time, the organization expanded its mission to include terminally ill veterans of the Vietnam and Korean Wars. With the continued support of grateful Americans, by the end of 2009, HFN had transported more than 42,165 veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam to see the memorials built to honor their suffering and sacri ce to keep this great nation free and a world leader. Applications to travel to Washington as an honored veteran are available at www.honor ightse org. Once the completed application is received, it will be added to the veteran waiting list. Veterans are selected to go on the trip based on date order that the application is received. Once his or her name comes to the top of the list, they will be contacted and invited to go on the trip. There are several ways you can help Honor Flight complete its mission of providing every veteran with an opportunity to visit their memorial. Volunteers are always needed to help with the program. Each ight requires approximately 250 man-hours to bring together and thats before we get off the ground. We need help in many areas: preight operations, fundraising, communications, airport logistics, administration and more. Volunteers pay their own travel expenses. Medical professionals are especially needed. All donations to Honor Flight are tax deductible. You can donate with PayPal by visiting www. honor ightse .org or send a donation to Southeast Florida Honor Flight Inc., P.O. Box 1503, Stuart, FL 34995. Are you a runner? Participate in Race the Runway at the Tallahassee Regional Airport on April 13. You $10 entry fee will help support Tallahassee Honor Flight. For more information, visit www. racetherunway5k.com. Giving back to the Greatest Generation LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Tom Napier and Mac Kemp represented Tallahassee Honor Flight at Camp Gordon Johnston Days. 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. 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Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 Formerly The Apalachicola Times OPINION www.apalachtimes.com Thursday, March 21, 2013 A Page 4 Section By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Franklin County saw a hike in its unemployment rate for January, as it rose to the 6.9 percent level. According to preliminary numbers released Monday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the countys jobless rate in Jan. 2012 rose three-tenths of 1 percent to 6.9 percent. Eight people were added to the unemployment rolls, growing them from 349 to 357 people in search of work. The workforce also shrank by 55 workers, from 5,252 to 5,197, but remained larger than one year ago, when it comprised 5,117 workers, and when the jobless rate was sharply higher, at 8.1 percent. Franklin Countys jobless picture worsened in comparison with the other 66 counties, as it slipped from eighth best in the state into a tie with Clay and Liberty counties for 15th best. Monroe County, at 4.6 percent, had the states lowest unemployment rate, followed by Walton County (5.6 percent), Okaloosa and Alachua counties (6.0 percent), St. Johns County (6.2 percent) and Wakulla County (6.3 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 (Bay, Franklin, and Gulf counties) was 8.7 percent in January, up 0.2 percentage point from December. The January 2013 rate was 0.7 percentage point above the state rate of 8.0 percent, and 1.3 percentage points lower than the regions year ago rate of 10.0 percent. Out of a labor force of 96,776, there were 8,416 unemployed Gulf Coast residents. Bay Countys jobless rose to 8.8 from 8.6 percent, and Gulf Countys unemployment rose to 8.4 from 7.9 percent. Unemployment typically peaks in December or January for our local area due to the number of seasonal jobs. Our area is doing much better than this same time last year, said Kim Bodine, executive director for Gulf Coast Workforce Board. In January we reported the highest number of job orders placed (275) at the Workforce Center since May 2007, the rst such signi cant increase since the recession. Special to the Times U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II joined colleague Rep. Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) in introducing legislation to extend state water boundaries for Florida and the Gulf Coast region, providing exclusive management of reef sh to Gulf states struggling with shrinking access to an already restricted shery. With a twosh-per-day limit and a red snapper season set at 27 days and shrinking, Floridas shermen face unacceptably severe challenges that are forcing them off the water, Southerland said. Our legislation the Gulf Fisheries Fairness Act casts a life preserver to shermen and coastal economies struggling to stay a oat amid crippling federal regulations that fail to reect the successes of a shery built upon the sacri ces of the Gulfs commercial and recreational shermen. Our legislation stands tall on the 10th Amendment, ghting back against the evertightening grip of Washington overregulation. The Gulf Fisheries Fairness Act resets state water boundaries for reef sh management in the Gulf to a depth of 120 feet or nine nautical miles, which could reach offshore as many as 60 miles. Floridas current boundary is nine miles. Southerland last week applauded an agreement between the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency empowering Florida authorities to regulate nitrogen and phosphorous pollutants in state waters. Southerland worked with a coalition of state stakeholders last year to introduce legislation requiring the EPA to adopt Floridas successful state standards for numeric nutrients. By getting Washington out of the way, Florida can focus on building upon previous successes in strengthening the health of our waterways, Southerland said. We all had a great time at the golf club banquet last Thursday, March 14, at the Crooked River Grill. Nola and the crew did it up right. Thanks to them and thanks to those who came and enjoyed the evening. Its time to say thank-you to all our faithful volunteers. You can nd them at our rehouse, the food bank, our boat club, Chillas Hall, the guys in the work camp who keep our village looking nice, the thrift shop, and the American Legion, and, of course, the senior center. Let them know you appreciate them. Didnt see you at the monthly covered dish, March 17. The hall was packed. The members of our re department also joined us. They are ready to shred the mortgage on the rehouse. The donations for the covered dish lunch went to our re department. Thank you all! Be looking for you at bingo, next Wednesday, March 27. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bingo at 6:30. Besides the cookies, coffee and soft drinks and drawings for the cake and the 50/50, we also have a lucky number during the second three-part special game. So come on down to Chillas Hall and join in the fun. Mark your calendars for Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23. On Friday, we will have a spaghetti dinner at Chillas Hall. Serving begins at 4:30 p.m. Your donation of $6 will get you twirling. See ya there! Saturday is our annual village cleanup day. We will meet at Gene Sewell Park, and Betty Roberts Pavilion at 8:30 a.m. Please join us. For Palm Sunday, the vigil Mass will be at 5 p.m., Saturday, March 23, at Sacred Heart Church 2653 US 98, Lanark Village. Holy Thursday services will be at 4 p.m. followed by adoration. On Good Friday, communion service at 4 p.m., and Easter Sunday Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Come join us! Pay honor to the hero for a veteran died today. Our good friend Elmer Wedele, passed away Jan. 20. Elmer was a World War II veteran serving in the Navy. He was 88 years old. He loved our Legion post, especially Friday night. He would have one of those huge hamburgers he shared with his friends, Debby and Rhonda Meloche. His daughter Marsha and her husband John Martin always saw that he got to the Legion and back. Those of us who knew him will miss him very much. Remember volunteers make it happen. Become one today. Be kind to one another; check in on the sick and housebound. Contrary to popular opinion, Gods last name is not damn. Until next time, God Bless America, our troops and the poor, homeless and hungry. Colon cancer is preventable, so get screened Tragedy strikes when a loved one dies of a disease that is preventable. Colon cancer is often preventable but 40,000 Americans die each year from it. With 140,000 new cases a year, it is the third most common cancer in both men and woman. Death from colon cancer can happen to any of us, our loved ones and good friends. Those left behind then ask, Why did this awful thing happen when it was preventable? March is National Colorectal Cancer Prevention Month. In cooperation with Weems Memorial Hospital, The Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center and The American Cancer Society I am encouraging citizens to Get Screened. Many colon cancers are preventable since they start with a non-cancerous growth, called a polyp, which can be removed and thus not turn into a colon cancer. Polyps and early cancers may have no symptoms. The procedure to do this, a colonoscopy, is safe and comfortable. Who should be Screened? Screening starting at age 50. Age 45 recommended for African-Americans. Younger ages of screening for individuals with a family history. Screening includes: Yearly testing of the stool for occult blood Colonoscopy every 10 years, shorter intervals if polyps or cancer found and in those with a family history The above information is an overview and not to be substituted for your personal physicians recommendations. Please discuss Colon Cancer Screening strategies and alternatives with your physician or nurse practitioner. Once you learn more, also discuss Screening with those you love. Often, needless suffering and death can be avoided. James Stockwell, M.D. Join in village clean-up day LETTER TO THE EDITOR LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh Southerland introduces Gulf Fisheries Fairness Act Franklin County jobless rate rises
Local The Times | A5 Thursday, March 21, 2013 and limit the exibility a new company needs to move forward effectively and to serve the residents of our island well. Representatives of the not-for-pro t islander group had been in talks with Brown since autumn 2012, when a move by the city of Carrabelle to buy the water utility went nowhere. We found dealings with Mr. Brown to be cordial and professional. It didnt work out, at least so far, Slocum said. Brown said the islanders were very reasonable to deal with. They were acting in good faith and they acted responsibly. We came to different conclusions about the value. Id rather nd another buyer, or keep it, than sell it for less than its worth, he said. If I cant get my price, Ill keep it. Thats an owner prerogative I think. Slocum con rmed Brown had stuck to his $15 million minimum selling price. Brown said this was based on a 2005 appraisal by Orlandos Gerald C. Hartman, who he termed the leading utility company appraiser in Florida. That was back before we added 200-300 more customers and got a rate increase, said Brown. Its worth more now than it was then but were kind of stuck on that value. Since then, revenue has increased, and the system is in better shape now. Theres no reason to sell for less than the appraised value. In his letter, Slocum indicated the water system was in good working order. It is good to know that the islands water supply is abundant and of good quality. The system is in reasonable shape with no unexpected maintenance needs. WMSI already has plans to x the major issue replacing the water storage tank on the island, he said. Slocum said the residents intentions all along has been to secure ownership of the company, and then transfer it to an entity with the resources to operate a water utility. Our ultimate goal was not to take it over ourselves, he said. Our interest was to transfer it to a user-owned not-for-pro t. We formed the company to give us a mechanism to get into research and analysis. Slocum said funding, all from private donations, was used to cover the cost of an attorney, engineering company survey, any costs associated with meetings with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Florida Rural Water Association and other expenses. We would be eager to re-engage the discussions if circumstances change for him (Brown) or for us, Slocum said. He was open to that possibility, but also said he will examine other options and will look for another buyer. In the event our talks do resume, we will keep SGI Water District a going concern. Once all their debts are paid, the islander group will have about $3,000 to $5,000 remaining, he said. In the events the talks with WMSI do not resume, the group plans to donate the money to the St. George Island Volunteer Fire Department. Brown said he plans to put the company back on the market and see if there is interest. 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The purpose of the meeting is to receive public input regarding policies and procedures governing the operation of the Franklin County Visitor Centers. Included in the discussion will be issues relating to distribution of information to the public including referrals and the Visitor Center operations in general. More than one member of the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners and Franklin County TDC may be in attendance at this meeting. For more information, please contact the FC TDC at 653-8678. BILL MILLER REALTY 850-697-3751 (3310) 570-0658 400 + COMM. U.S. 98 & GULF ADJ. TO LANARK MARINA 850K $29,500 $2,500 D O W N B UYS 2 B ED AP T 2 6 OR RENT $500/MTH 2 B/R 1 BTH GULF VIE W HOME W/ F AMILY R OOM $70,000 C/B-3-1 2 COR LOTS CITY $49,500 3/2 D /W 2 COR LOTS CITY $42,500 MIH 2 C RNR LOTS BLK. $ S TORE REDUCED $49,500 2 AC-AT RIVER UTIL. IN -$39,500 FRANKLIN COUNTY SUPPORTS FAIR HOUSING Franklin County has enacted a fair housing ordinance that supports the state and federal fair housing laws. It is illegal to discriminate in the sale, lease, nancing or advertising of housing if the discrimination is based upon race, color, religion, national origin, gender, family status, disability or age. There are some exceptions to these laws, such as housing for elderly residents in certain circumstances, or religious organizations providing housing for members. If you believe you may have been illegally discriminated against, or if you wish to receive additional information, you may call the HUD hotline, 1-800-440-8091. Information is also available at www.hud.gov/fairhousing. Equal housing opportunity. Its fair, its right, its for everyone. Most has been academic struggles; the child has actually been behind. A lot of times its a problem between two students, he said. We need ROTC, we need the building program, we need some things to keep these kids in school. We have to have some strategies to keep these students in school. Marks said several students have moved to the First Baptist Christian School. School board member Teresa Ann Martin suggested teachers have to shoulder some of the responsibility for the problem. If theyre not teaching it well to the student, its frustrating to the student, she said. Its not always the students fault with something like that. In his remarks as a member of the audience, Carrabelles Dan Rosier was even more explicit in his critique that a segment of the faculty is part of the problem. I am troubled, by the good, the bad and the ugly, he began. We have a brand new school, we have good teachers, good students and we have good parents too. But, he continued, we have a very high withdrawal rate and no one can tell me why. Thats the ugly thing. Weve had 12 withdrawals from December to January, I cant understand that. We have staff using social media to discredit the administration, thats an ugly thing, said Rosier. We have a divisive element within the staff that impedes our progress. We need to get rid of them. Were having kids going to Wakulla County, kids going over to Gulf County for school when they live here in Franklin County, he said, noting that even Gadsden County has a higher letter grade than here. They have an A and we have a D, he said. Franklin County High School and District actually are graded as C schools by the Florida Department of Education, although that grade is in keeping with a state policy that a district cannot drop more than a single letter grade in a given year. Im just a citizen but Im an advocate for the students, the board and the superintendent, Rosier said. We have an opportunity to do something. We cant stand by and let this stuff go on. Were not making good decisions. He said he had a parent tell me the other day, that in sixth period her kid is on the phone calling, and the parent is begging her We have three more months, hang in there. Rosier offered ve suggestions, including improving the food and school uniform, shortening the days, putting in an auto shop and replacing some staff. This is all Im hearing, replacement of staff, he said. I think some of them are parading themselves as teachers. All the teachers I know that teach real well have a passion for teaching. Rosier said the district needs to follow a procedure in which employees receive verbal, and then if necessary, written warnings followed by suspension if it is warranted. The next step is termination, he said. I dont know if it still works that way or not, but thats how we get rid of them. He said with average teacher pay in the county about $50,000, including bene ts, we should expect more from them and we should get more. Whats the difference between that school and the ABC School? Rosier asked. How many withdrawals have we interviewed to nd out why they leave? How many school districts have we visited to see what models they have? What will the pro le of our next principal look like? What changes are we willing to make to improve the achievement level of the Franklin School? Rosier said he and his preacher have prayed about the situation. I say to you even though the odds might be stacked against us, if we do the right thing God will show favor, he said, adding that If the devil has his foot on your neck, his gonads are exposed. If we all start rowing in the same direction I think we can raise the level of achievement here, he said. DISENROLLMENT from page A1 UTILITY from page A1 We have a very high withdrawal rate and no one can tell me why. Thats the ugly thing. Weve had 12 withdrawals from December to January, I cant understand that. Dan Rosier, Carrabelle resident
OF THE WEEK PET Franklin County Humane Society LOVELY LOLA! LOLA is a 10 week old Poodle/ Dachshund cross. She is social, playful and very soft. She loves people and other dogs and loves to give as well as receive lots of affection. This little girl couldnt be cuter. If she hasnt been adopted by Saturday, she will be at the Art Walk in front of Petunias Pet Supply in Apalachicola. Come say hello! V OL UNT EE RS A R E D E SP E R A T ELY N EE D E D T O S O CI AL IZ E WITH ALL O F O UR D O GS A ND C A TS. 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. 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It is illegal to discriminate in the sale, lease, nancing or advertising of housing if the discrimination is based upon race, color, religion, national origin, gender, family status, disability or age. There are some exceptions to these laws, such as housing for elderly residents in certain circumstances, or religious organizations providing housing for members. If you believe you may have been illegally discriminated against, or if you wish to receive additional information, you may call the HUD hotline, 1-800-440-8091. Information is also available at www.hud.gov/fairhousing. Equal housing opportunity. Its fair, its right, its for everyone. 2089830 Society A6 | The Times Thursday, March 21, 2013 On Friday afternoon, several dozen art lovers gathered to celebrate Beth Appletons successful monthlong exhibit at the Apalachicola Museum of Art with tea and sherry. The exhibit of cutpaper assemblages complemented Appletons new childrens book, Gently Down the Stream. Children from the Apalachicola Bay Charter School and the Franklin County School visited the exhibit over the past five weeks, and Bring Me a Book Franklin distributed 600 copies of Appletons book to young readers. ENDOWMENT Melicent Remy composed and read her poem Endowment in honor of Appleton. She came bearing gifts: Artist-woman, brilliant and unassuming, In a dream I saw her, Leading the parade With a ag of many colors Children and as well the old Carrying books and pictures, Displaying their art she fostered; Bearing both endangered and plentiful, Loving this world and longing For its healing. They circled the shores of bay And crossed the river, wild and calling. The gracefully squiggled line Of humanity then stood At rivers edge, looked skyward And honored all. We are each endowed With that which makes us whole, To know it and to use it Is our gift to a threatened world. Once a little mermaid, Now a woman before us, She has swum to depths untold In a microscopic array Of fanciful and real, Of familiar and unknown. May we each do as well With our inalienable rights to give Not to live sel shly but to gift forward With that with which we each Are endowed. Jessica Dempsey, of Carrabelle, has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). Dempsey, valedictorian of Franklin County High Schools Class of 2012, is in her second semester at Florida State University, majoring in biochemistry. She is the daughter of Patricia and David Dempsey. NSCS is more than just a symbol of academic achievement. Membership gives students access to a number of amazing bene ts including career and networking resources, scholarships, travel, and service projects both on campus and in the community, said Stephen E. Lo in, NSCS founder and chief executive of cer. NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nations only interdisciplinary honors organization for rst-year and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing. NSCS has nearly one million lifetime members and 300 chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. By LOIS SWOBODA Members of the Franklin County Tourist Development Council (TDC) and helpers traveled to Tallahassee to participate in Tourism Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 13. Tourism Day is an annual event sponsored by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association designed to bring attention to the importance of tourism on the states economy. The TDC representatives participated in the street party on Adams Street by treating legislators and participants from around the state to fresh Apalachicola oysters and materials highlighting the countys tourism resources and attractions. Representing the county were TDC board member Paul Parker; TDC Administrator Curt Blair and staffer Fran Edwards; Apalachicola City Administrator Betty Taylor-Webb; Cindy Clark of Bay Media; Joe Taylor, director of the Franklins Promise Coalition; and Shannon Harts eld and Devon Barber from the Franklin County Seafood Workers Association. A special appearance was made by Oyster Manny, a creation of Lanark Village artist Joan Matey. The promotional effort highlighting Franklin County tourism and seafood was made possible in part by funds from a Visit Florida grant. Some 500 people participated in the overall event. Blair said the event provided an excellent opportunity to showcase Franklin Countys resources, beaches, history and seafood to legislators, and statewide association partners. Artist Lynn Wilder has generously agreed to donate a portrait to bene t the Franklin County Humane Society. She specializes in pastels and pastel/watercolor portraits of pets. She enjoys capturing the essence of the animal she paints and the society is thrilled she has agreed to assist us with this fundraiser. You may purchase raf e tickets at Petunias Pet Supply in Apalachicola or at the adoption center in Eastpoint; one for $5 or three for $10. The drawing will be held Saturday, March 23, the day of the Apalachicola Art Walk. The winner of the raf e will need to provide Wilder with a 5x7 or 8x10 photograph of the pet to be painted and she will nish the piece and have it delivered to your home. Appleton exhibit celebrated CINDY CLARK | Special to the Times Devon Barber, left, Marcia Mathis of State Sen. Bill Montfords of ce, and Franklin County Seafood Workers Association President Shannon Harts eld, right, pose with Oyster Manny. Oysters make a splash at Tourism Day Take a chance on portrait of photogenic pet Dempsey selected for college honor society FOR MORE INFORMATION about The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, please call (202) 265-9000, visit NSCS website at www.nscs.org Happy birthday to Trinity Barron, who will celebrate her 10th birthday on Friday, March 22. She is the daughter of Rachel Benjamin, of Carrabelle. She is the granddaughter of Classie Benjamin, of Carrabelle, and granddaughter of Marvin and Necie Benjamin, of Apalachicola, and the niece of Marvin Benjamin, in Carrabelle. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TRINITY BARRON LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Mel Remy, left, and Marie Marshall thank Appleton for her exhibit as they stand in front of one of the artists larger assemblages.
The United Methodist Churches of Franklin County Welcome You First United Methodist Church of Apalachicola Worship Service 11:00 a.m. every Sunday Sunday School 10:00 a.m. 75 5 th St. Apalachicola 653-9530 firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis Carrabelle United Methodist Church Worship Services 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery Mondays 7-9 p.m. 102 NE Ave. B Carrabelle 697-3672 Pastor: Julie Stephens Eastpoint United Methodist Church Worship Service 10:00 a.m. every Sunday Healing service every fourth Monday at 7:00 p.m. 317 Patton Dr. (corner of David St.) 670-8825 Pastor: Rev. Beth White St. George Island United Methodist Church 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Fellowship Hour 201 E. Gulf Beach Dr. 9274635 www.sgiumc.org Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis Nursery now provided for Sunday Church Service First Pentecostal Holiness Church 379 Brownsville Road Apalachicola Were excited about what Gods doing!!! Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am Sunday Evening Service 6:00 pm Monday, Youth Group 6:30 pm Wednesday, Royal Rangers, G.A.P. 7:00 pm Wednesday Worship & Word 7:30 pm Nursery Provided during regular church services 7:00 7:00 First Baptist Church St. George Island 501 E. Bayshore Drive 927-2257 R. Michael Waley, Pastor Join us as we praise and worship the living Christ. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise. Psalm 145:3 Sunday Bible Study ................................................ 10:00am Worship Praise ........................................................ 11:00am Sunday Night ............................................................ 7:00pm Wednesday Power Hour ...................................... 7:00pm Wednesday Youth at S.P.L.A.S.H ....................... 7:00pm Walking in Christ R. Michael Whaley, Pastor Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church -Your Church on the Coast2653 Highway 98 East P.O. Box 729, Lanark Village, Fl 32323 Pastor: Father Eddie Jones Mass Schedule: Saturday: (Vigil) 5:00 PM Sunday: 7:30 AM (850)697-3669 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 Palm Sunday, March 24 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I; 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II Lenten Seder Wednesday, 6:00 PM, March 27 ( Call for reservations ) Maundy Thursday, 6:00 PM, March 28 Good Friday, March 29 Noon, Good Friday Service; 6:00PM, Stations of the Cross Holy Saturday, 10:00 AM, March 30 Easter Sunday, March 31 6:30 AM, Sunrise Service at Lafayette Park 10:30 AM, Holy Eucharist, Rite II; Coffee and Easter Egg Hunt to follow WELCOMES YOU Trinity est. 1836 Welcomes You Trinity Episcopal Church est. 1836 Hwy 98 & 6th St. Apalachicola 850-653-9550 Faith The Times | A7 Thursday, March 21, 2013 By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star.com It was a perfect storm for Catholics in Apalachicola Sunday, as the dioceses bishop visited St. Patricks Catholic Church on, of all days, St. Patricks Day. Father Gregory Parkes, bishop of the Diocese of Pensacola-Talla hassee, celebrated Mass Sunday morning, anked by Father Paul Lambert, the Priest Secretary to the Bishop, and Father Roger Latosynski, pastor of the congre gation of about 160 families. The sanctuary was full of worshippers eager to hear from Parkes, a former banker who earned a bachelors degree in nance from Florida State Univer sity, before his ordination, at age 35, as a priest in 1999. After serv ing congregations in Orlando and Celebration, Parkes was named chancellor of the Orlando diocese from 2005-12 and its vicar general from 2009-12. One year ago this week, Pope Benedict XVI named Parkes bishop, and he was ordained in June 2012 at St. Pauls Church in Pensacola. Since June, I have been to 50 of the 55 parishes for either a visit or for Mass, he told the con gregation, as he stepped forward to speak from directly in front of the pews. You might be saying to yourself What took you so long to get here? I was saving the best for last. Parkes drew laughter when he addressed the most obvious ques tion on everyones mind, none of whom had difculty catching a glimpse of him. Cmon, fess up, you know what youre thinking, he chided the church gathering. The ques tion of course is How tall are you? He said one woman had told him just prior to the service that You are the biggest bishop Ive ever seen. Parkes conrmed that he was 68, and noted that the diocese now had the distinction of having the tallest bishop in the United States of America. The bishop opened his homily by sharing that he had learned from his Twitter feed that the newly-selected Pope Francis had celebrated Mass at the Church of St. Anna in Vatican City that morning. The Holy Father only preached for ve minutes, and since I am very obedient and re spectful for the Holy Father, (I will follow suit), he said. Parkes spoke on the subject of the days Gospel reading, from John 8:1-11, about a woman caught in act of adultery. The law proscribed that she should be stoned to death, but Jesus ad vised the crowd that He that is without sin among you, let him rst cast a stone at her. He later told the woman to go, and sin no more. The bishop reminded the con gregation that God is indeed rich in love and in mercy and when we receive Gods mercy we should be lled with gratitude and joy in our hearts. But we also have to express that gratitude (with) rm intentions to not keep doing those things over and over again. We need the grace, the mercy and forgiveness of God, Parkes said, and then cited a portion of the new popes remarks that morning, in which he had said God never tires of forgiving us but sometimes we tire of asking for His forgiveness. Perhaps in our weakness we feel unworthy to receive his love and forgiveness, said the bishop. Perhaps we become despondent that we can ever overcome that weakness or that sin in our lives. Brothers and sisters, dont ever lose hope, encouraged the bishop. Always hold on to the hope that with Gods grace we can become those people God has called and created us to be, despite our weaknesses. It is only when we shut out Gods grace from our lives that we should lose hope of ever mak ing progress in the spiritual life, he said. Praise be to God that He never grows tired of forgiving us. Let us never grow tired of asking for His forgiveness. Bishop visits for St. Patricks Day Obituaries Ruthie Mae (Johnson) Martin of Carrabelle, went to be with our Heavenly Father Thursday, March 7, 2013 on the Hospice Floor of Bay Medical Center, Panama City. Ruthie was born Feb. 9, 1936 in Mulat, to the late Walter Stanley Johnson and the late Nancy Mae Rowell Johnson. Also preceding her in death were her sisters Ruby Faye Freeman and Alma Lora Lindsey, and her brother Stanley (Catsh) Johnson. She worked throughout the years as a waitress, a caregiver and in activities in nursing homes. Ruthie was known for writing beautiful poetry and stories. She once traveled to California to be honored by Red Skelton and Phyllis Diller for one of her poems. Ruthie is survived by her brother William (Bill) Johnson and his wife Shelia. Ruthie is also survived by her beloved children, Marsha Snyder Hill and her husband Bo, Michael (Mike) Snyder, and William (Bill) Snyder. Shes also survived by six grandchildren, Melenna Dickerson King, Robert William Dickerson, Heather Dickerson Howard, Heidi Snyder Jones and her husband Richard, Nancy Snyder and Allison Hill Stettler and her husband Keith. She had 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren on the way! Ruthie was loved by many and special to her was her adopted daughter Cynthia Hall who spent hours and hours on the phone singing and talking to Ruthie, Cynthias daughter Crystal Hall, Gernard Gowdy, Edna Shirley, Judy Wyatt, Jackie Stone and (Barefoot) Jim Clements. As loving as Ruthie was, all who were special cant possibly be listed but those unnamed here know who they are! A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m. at the Carrabelle Christian Center at 142 River Rd. Ofciating will be Pastor Don Carroll. In lieu of owers, donations may be sent to The Carrabelle Lions Club in care of Tony Minichiello, 2171 Hwy 98 West, Carrabelle, FL. 32322 Ruthie Mae Martin RUTHIE MAR TIN Coley Houston Miller, also known as The Candy Man, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013. His funeral was held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26 at the First Baptist Church of Eastpoint, 447 Avenue A. Bro. Garry Kent and Bro. Bobby Shiver will be ofciating. Visitation was at the church from 10 to 10:30 a.m. for family, and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for friends.Coley Houston Miller Marjorie Elizabeth Cox White, 76, of Apalachicola, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013 in Tallahassee. She was retired as executive secretary for the Franklin County School District and was a member of First Baptist Church where she was organist for 45 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther Thomas and Martha Jane (Thompson) Cox, Sr.; paternal grandparents, George and Eva Cox and maternal grandparents, Ivey and Grace Thompson. She is survived by her husband, Richard White of Apalachicola; two sons, Richie White, also of Apalachicola, and Randall White, of Tallahassee; a daughter, Debbie White, of Tallahassee, and her anc, Gary Ballard, of Ormond Beach; a brother, Tom Cox and his wife Lynn of Tallahassee; a sister, Barbara Andrew and her husband Terry of Sage, Arkansas; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23 in the First Baptist Church in Apalachicola with Reverend Bill Plazarin ofciating. In lieu of owers, please make contributions to First Baptist Church, 46 Ninth Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.adamsfh.comMarjorie Elizabeth Cox White Beasley Family Dearest community, Thank you for the wonderful outpouring of love, support and prayers. God bless each and every person for the wonderful sh fry, bake sale and yard sale event held in Merissa Beasleys honor. You saw your neighbors at their weakest and have lifted them with your support, love and strength. Words can never express our gratitude. Please keep us in your prayers as you are always in ours. Love, Merissa Myret Beasley and family Segree Family Thanks to everyone who attended the 2013 Segree reunion. There was lots of wonderful food. This year it was hosted by Pam Segree Clemonts and Byron Youngblood. The music was great as always, but the star was Alonah Segree. She sang Kelly Clarksons Mr. Know It All. God willing, we will see you all next year. Inez Segree Cards of THANKS Live E aster production on Good Friday This is the night something happened, is a live Easter production on Good Friday, March 29, at 6 p.m. at New Life Church on 16th Street in Apalachicola. Celebrate the life of the risen Christ and experience the love, peace and joy that knowing Him brings! Sponsored by Hillside Dancers for Christ, and community wide of Apalachicola. For more information call Teresa Ann Martin and Barbara McNair.E aster egg hunt The Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce and the Gulfside IGA will host the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30 at noon. The egg hunt will take place on the eld adjacent to the sheriffs ofce on US Highway 65 in Eastpoint. All kids are invited to come out and participate in a wonderful day of egg hunting, with lots of prizes to be given away. The sheriffs ofce will be grilling hotdogs for the occasion free of charge. Come out and enjoy the fun. Relay for Life moved to June 1 Because of conicts with the high school prom, and JBG Rockfest, the annual Relay for Life has been moved to Saturday, June 1, beginning at noon, and running until Sunday, June 2 at 6 a.m. This years theme is carnival for a cure. The relay, to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, will be held at Riverfront Park in downtown Apalachicola. Merissa Beasley is this years honorary chair. There will be games, food, free samples, and much, much more. Make sure you mark it in your calendar and come out and walk to support those who are ghting cancer and those who have lost their battle with cancer. There is still time to register a new team, sponsorship, or help with committee. For more info, call Chala at 370-0832 or Kyla at 850-348-6268. Faith BRIEFS Bishop Gregory Parkes, with Priest Secretary Paul Lambert at left, holds aloft the wine and unleavened bread of the Eucharist.D A V I D A DL E RS TEIN | The Times
A number of emails have circulated recently regarding so-called monster mosquitoes or gallinippers. Described as One of the most ferocious insects youve ever heard of; the size of a quarter and with a painful bite compared to being knifed. Oh please. This sounds like Jaws with wings. Gallinippers, properly known as Psorophora ciliata are a large species of mosquito native to Florida. They are oodwater mosquitoes, which means the females lay their eggs on the ground in areas likely to ood. The eggs may stay dormant there for years but, as soon as standing water accumulates, the baby mosquitoes rapidly mature. Gallinippers are rare in Florida except after a tropical storm or an active storm season. In a telephone interview, Dr. Phil Kaufman of the University of Florida said these insects favor cool shady areas with lots of standing water. Kaufman, who lives in Gainesville, said they are tenacious biters. He said that last year after Tropical Storm Debby, when he sampled in the woods around Gainesville, the gallinippers would continue to follow him after most other species had given up the hope of a fresh meal. Gallinippers do not commonly carry disease organisms although they may sometimes vector viruses. Adult gallinippers feed exclusively on mammals. Most disease bearing mosquitoes feed on birds as well. Given the amount of rain that has already fallen and the very mild winter we have experienced, Kaufman said 2013 may be another banner year for the gallinippers, but not necessarily in Franklin County. While these mosquitoes are found throughout the eastern US, they prefer inland locations. You might encounter a few in Tates Hell but coastal dwellers, especially those on the island are not likely to be troubled by gallinippers. They are not strong yers and dont fare well under windy conditions. Dont worry; there will be plenty of other mosquitoes buzzing around your ears. To avoid being bitten, cover up and wear insect repellant when you go outside. Avoid going out at dusk and dawn. Thats prime time for hungry mosquitoes although some, gallinippers among them, will also bite during the day. Many mosquito species lay their eggs in standing water so dont allow water to stagnate in plastic toys, bird baths, buckets, tires, potted plants, gutters, etc. The name gallinipper is also used to refer to another type of y, the crane ies or Tipulids. These delicate creatures bear a super cial resemblance to mosquitoes but lack the needle-like mouth that allows female mosquitoes to drink blood and both sexes to sip nectar from owers. Nectar, not blood, is the staple food of adult mosquitoes. Only females drink blood to obtain protein for egg production. Mosquito larvae are tiny, erce, aquatic predators that feed on small insects including other mosquito larvae and even small sh and tadpoles. Mosquitoes are pollinators of plants including grasses, goldenrod and orchids. YOUR SPRING BREAK HEADQUARTER S ! LIVE BAIT FISHING S UPP L IES BEACH S UPP L IES Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL (next to Piggly Wiggly) Monday Sunday: 7:00 AM 6:00 PM EST WEEKLY ALMANAC APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE TIDE TABLES MONTHLY AVERAGES To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from these given for APALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW Cat Point Minus 0:40 Minus 1:17 East Pass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27 To nd the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times from those given for CARRABELLE: HIGH LOW Bald Point Minus 9:16 Minus 0:03 Sponsor the WEEKLY ALMANAC Call Today! 653-8868 Date High Low % Precip Thu, Mar. 21 66 54 20 % Fri, Mar. 22 71 61 40 % Sat, Mar. 23 72 55 40 % Sun, Mar. 24 66 50 30 % Mon, Mar. 25 66 47 10 % Tues, Mar. 26 65 49 0 % Wed, Mar. 27 66 50 0 % 21 Th 203pm 1.2 1130pm 1.2 703am 0.1 650pm 0.9 22 Fr 239pm 1.2 757am 0.1 756pm 0.8 23 Sa 1253am 1.2 306pm 1.2 842am 0.1 846pm 0.7 24 Su 205am 1.3 328pm 1.3 920am 0.2 928pm 0.5 25 Mo 307am 1.3 347pm 1.3 954am 0.3 1006pm 0.3 26 Tu 403am 1.4 405pm 1.4 1025am 0.4 1042pm 0.2 27 We 457am 1.4 425pm 1.4 1054am 0.5 1118pm 0.0 28 Th 551am 1.4 447pm 1.5 1122am 0.7 1158pm -0.1 29 Fr 648am 1.4 514pm 1.6 1151am 0.8 30 Sa 749am 1.3 547pm 1.6 1242am -0.2 1221pm 0.9 31 Su 858am 1.3 625pm 1.6 134am -0.2 1255pm 1.0 FreeTideTables.com For comparison only Times are local Tides in feet from MLLW 21 Th 203pm 1.2 1130pm 1.2 703am 0.1 650pm 0.9 22 Fr 239pm 1.2 757am 0.1 756pm 0.8 23 Sa 1253am 1.2 306pm 1.2 842am 0.1 846pm 0.7 24 Su 205am 1.3 328pm 1.3 920am 0.2 928pm 0.5 25 Mo 307am 1.3 347pm 1.3 954am 0.3 1006pm 0.3 26 Tu 403am 1.4 405pm 1.4 1025am 0.4 1042pm 0.2 27 We 457am 1.4 425pm 1.4 1054am 0.5 1118pm 0.0 28 Th 551am 1.4 447pm 1.5 1122am 0.7 1158pm -0.1 29 Fr 648am 1.4 514pm 1.6 1151am 0.8 30 Sa 749am 1.3 547pm 1.6 1242am -0.2 1221pm 0.9 31 Su 858am 1.3 625pm 1.6 134am -0.2 1255pm 1.0 FreeTideTables.com For comparison only Times are local Tides in feet from MLLW Email outdoors news to timesoutdoors @star .com Page 8 Thursday, March 21, 2013 OUTDOORS www.apalachtimes.com Section Section A SPONSORED BY Freshwater Inshore Red fish are still holding in schools under the George Tapper bridge this week. Last week we saw a huge number of fish caught here including trout and flounder. Spanish mackerel are being sighted and a few being caught, but no word yet on how strong this fishery will be this spring. Pompano and whiting are thick on the beaches from St. Andrews to Indian Pass right now. Lakes and creeks in our area should be back to normal levels this week. Springtime fishing will increase with the good, mild weather on the way for us. As we enter the first week of spring, good reports are coming from Howard and Depot Creeks this week. By ALAN PEIRCE Special to the Times Unless you are glued to the tube watching your favorite basketball team, March is the time of year when everyone is ready to charge out on the beach piers and jetties to take part in the spring runs of Spanish mackerel, blue sh, king mackerel, cobia and tarpon. When it comes to shing, that old real estate saying about location, location, location is also very applicable, and thats exactly why the best shoreline shing spots can get very crowded when the weather and shing conditions are right. Human nature is human nature, and if you shoreline sh in crowded areas long enough, it is very likely that you will one day witness or be involved in an ugly confrontation. While everyone is out there to have a good time, when space is limited and anglers try to pack in too tight on jetties or piers, problems are bound to happen, and these situations can really spoil a great day for everyone around. From what I have seen, problems generally boil down to competition for sh and space, a lack of common courtesy or a lack of understanding of the basic code of shing ethics. For starters, many of the public piers, jetties and shing causeways have posted rules that are designed to keep everyone safe. Review and follow the posted rules, and carry a copy of the current saltwater shing regulations. Debates over bag limits, size limits, seasons and species identi cation are common, especially when many of the anglers are tourists or locals who may not sh on a regular basis. Public shing spots are rst come, rst serve, so it can be helpful to get an early start and get set up in a good location before the crowd arrives. It also helps to scope out the location ahead of time so you know what species are being caught, what tackle and gear is required, and what baits and rigs are being used successfully. Once you are in your spot, stick with it, and dont be tempted to relocate every time you see another angler bring in a sh. While location is important, if someone is catching sh 50 yards away, it probably has a lot more to do with the bait, tackle or presentation than the actual location where you are standing. This is especially true if you are shing for the pelagic species that are always moving around in search of bait sh. The second thing you can do is maintain a safe distance from those who are shing around you (which is easier said than done when people start squeezing in) and keep your bait and line in the area in front of you. Depending on the wind and current, this can be very challenging, but allowing your bait to drift down the pier, jetty or causeway and block access for others who are trying to sh is a guaranteed way to start some March Madness, and Im not talking about basketball. One thing that helps is to sh the way the locals (who are usually pretty easy to spot) are shing. If they are all free-lining live bait (not using weights or oats and allowing the bait to swim freely in the water) in a particular drift pattern, you may want to sh in the same manner to help keep the lines from crossing or getting tangled up. Similarly, if they are all casting spoons, jigs or tube lures, you should probably try the same thing, as this will help to keep the lines separated. When crossed and tangled lines do occur, its best to simply apologize and help untangle the mess rather than starting a debate about who was at fault. The third thing you can do is pay attention to whats going on around you and be ready to get out of the way! If someone hooks a cobia, king, tarpon or other large sh that cannot be controlled during the ght, it is engraved in the basic code of shing ethics that adjacent anglers need to quickly bring in their lines and let that person ghting the sh move laterally down the pier or jetty as needed. If you cant get your line in fast enough, at least let the other angler pass over you or under your line to avoid a tangle. If you accidentally get hooked on the line of someone who is ghting a large sh, by all means open your bail or disengage your reel to give line freely. Applying tension on your line in this situation will easily break the tight line that has the sh on, and this is a guaranteed recipe for some immediate March Madness. A nal piece of advice that is critically important when shing in any crowded area is to look behind you before you make a cast. Barbed hooks are not an ideal tool for body piercing, but I have seen them used for this purpose on many occasions. These accidents are most common in crowded shoreline shing locations, and they can start a March Madness situation before you can say call 911. Protect yourself as well, as you cant count on everyone else to be safe out there. Large brim hats, a good pair of wrap-around sunglasses and a loosetting, long-sleeved shirt should be considered standard equipment, unless you are looking for a free piercing in a location that you dont get to choose. Keep your eye on nearshore water temperatures during the next month or two. When the temperature hits 70-plus degrees Fahrenheit, your favorite coastal pelagics should be showing up and they should be hungry and ready for action. Dont forget to record all of your catches on the iAngler phone app or at snookfoundation.org. Share your photos, video and shing tales with us as well by emailing them to Alan.Peirce@MyFWC.com. Pierce is also available to answer questions by phone or email anytime, and we would love the opportunity to share information through in-person presentations with recreational or commercial shing organizations. To contact the Regulatory Outreach subsection call (850) 487-0554 or email Alan.Peirce@MyFWC.com. GONE COASTAL LOIS SWOBODA | The Times A view of the Eastpoint shing bridge. Dont get caught up in March Madness BUDS N BUGS Lois Swoboda Gallinippers WWW.PPDL.PURDUE.EDU Crane ies lack long, piercing mouthparts. WWW.FLICKR.COM Gallinippers are large mosquitoes.
by DAVID ADLERSTEIN The Franklin County JV Seahawks exploded for a ve-run rst inning on March 5 at Port St. Joe, but ended up falling 10-8 after the Lady Tiger Sharks posted their own ve-run third inning. The JV Seahawks saw victory slip away after a furious charge from St. Joe. Sixth grader Sophie Kirvin led the JV Seahawks offensive threat, as she got on base four times in the game. Sixth grade picther Alexus Johnson gave up ve hits over four innings, walked one and struck out three, to take the loss. Franklin County jumped out to an early 5-0 lead in the top of the rst when eighth grader Kimmie Boone singled. Eighth grader Allie Kirvin singled, bringing home Sophie Kirvin. The Lady Seahawks added more runs when Boone scored on an RBI single by eighth grader Myranda McLeod, who then scored on an RBI single by freshman Bre Barrack. Eighth grade Adriana Butler and freshman Lacey Hutchins each scored on steals of home. St. Joe quickly matched the JV Lady Seahawks strong inning with a verun inning of its own in the second. The Lady Tiger Sharks scored on a wild pitch, an error, an error, and a steal of home. St. Joe stayed on top until the nal out after taking the lead in the third, scoring four runs on a tworun error, a solo home run and an RBI single. The JV Lady Seahawks remain winless. Gulfside IGA PL A YER OF THE WEEK S P ON S OR Seahawk second baseman junior Logan McLeod went 2-for-4 in Franklin Countys 11-6 loss at Blountstown Tuesday night. He was moved to the leado spot in the lineup two weeks ago and has done a great job, said coach Mike Emerson. In the last week, his on-base percentage has been over .500 percent, and he has improved his batting as well. I am very proud of how he has stepped up. Congratulations, Logan! Hometown Proud (850)653-9695 Smoke Free Housing Save Money. Save Turn-over time. Protect your tenants. Smoke Free Housing Isnt. . About targeting people who smoke or making people quit About evicting people who smoke Smoke Free Housing Is. . An amenity that the majority of renters are looking for Saving property owners/managers money About the smoke, not the smoker Providing healthy indoor air for all residents Protecting the integrity of multi-unit buildings SMOKE FREE HOUSING is becoming the norm, not the exception! For more information contact us. Franklin County Tobacco Prevention Program (850) 653-2111 Ext. 123 CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA SPORTS www.apalachtimes.com Thursday, March 21, 2013 A Page 9 Section By DAVID ADLERSTEIN The Franklin County Seahawks have been producing runs, but are still looking for a win in March. We are playing better but still making too many errors, said coach Mike Emerson, whose team record stands at 1-8. On Tuesday night at Blountstown, the Seahawks fell 11-6. Junior James Newell started the game and pitched three-and-a-third innings to take the loss. Senior Skyler Hutchinson came in in relief and hurled the nal two-and-two-thirds innings. Hutchinson whacked a hit with one RBI, Newell smacked a double and had a RBI and Alex Causey had a hit. On March 12 at home, the Seahawks fell 8-2 to Liberty County. On Friday, also at home, Franklin County lost 9-5 to Aucilla Christian. Aucilla jumped to a 6-1 lead after the rst inning, with the Seahawks adding four runs in the fourth to tighten the game. Franklin County had four hits and committed three errors. TIMES READERS WHO WANT TO SEE MORE PHOTOS, OR TO BUY THEM, PLEASE CONTACT PHIL COALE AT TIGERSPORTS1@LIVE.COM OR CALL (850) 379-8049. Seahawks looking for March victory PHIL COALE | Special to the Times An Aucilla Christian runner tangles with Logan McLeod at second base. DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Members of the 2013 JV Lady Seahawks team are, front row, from left: freshman Clarina Langineo, sixth grader Alexus Johnson, freshman Laila Murray, seventh grader Madison Smith, freshman Lacey Hutchins and eighth grader Kimmie Boone. Back row, from left: assistant coach Shevial Weston, freshman Anna Riley, eighth grader Allie Kirvin, eighth grader Adriana Butler, eighth grader Myranda McLeod, freshman Bre Barrack, sixth grader Sophie Kirvin and coach Lisa Sweatt. Lady Seahawk JVs battle St. Joe
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY RESTORE COUNCIL Notice is given that on March 28, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. (ET), at the Carrabelle City Hall, 106 SE Avenue B, Carrabelle, Florida 32322, the Franklin County Restore Council shall hold a public organizational meeting. For additional information contact Alan Pierce, Director of Administrative Services, at 850-653-9783, Ext. 161. Interested Persons may appear at the meeting and be heard. Any party who may wish to appeal the decisions made at this public meeting is responsible for making a verbatim transcript of the meeting. Those persons requiring assistance to attend the meeting must call deputy clerk Michael Moron at 850-653-8861 x100 at least three business days before the meeting to make arrangements. 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 TOBACCO C ESSA T ION C LASS S CHEDULE LOCATION: George E. Weems Memorial Hospital A ll classes begin at 5:30 P.M. Free nicotine patches and gum will be provided to participants who complete each class Each class is a 2 hour (one time) session. Please visit the following websites to view a current schedule of tobacco cessation classes that are being held in Franklin County at www.bigbendahec.org/quit-now and www.ahectobacco.com T o register for a class, please call Big Bend A HE C at 850-224-1177. THERE IS NO COS T T O A TT END! TICKE T S NOW AV A IL A BLE! MARCH 26, 2013 | M ARINA CIVIC CENTER DOORS OPEN @ 4:30 P M P ROGRA M BEGINS @ 6:30 P M CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR VENDORS Serenity Spa at Bay Point Paparazzi Accessories Princess House Tupperware Tarpon FREE GOODY BAGS & DOOR PRIZES! $ 10 ADVANCE PURCHASE $ 15 AT T HE DOOR 3 W A YS T O PURCH A SE Stop by the News Herald ofce, Monday Friday, 8am 5pm. Log onto newsherald.com & click the Taste of Home link. Fill out the order form below and mail it in, including a Check or Money Order and a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope. Make checks payable to the News Herald. Send order form with payment and a self-addressed stamped envelope. *Price of tickets includes sales tax. LIVE COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS! Kindergarten Barbara Bloodworth: Good Citizenship: Cheyenne Shaw; Perfect Attendance: Robert Estes Deene Cook: Good Citizenship: Cammie Gilbert, Jesus Pelico; Perfect Attendance: Johnathon Cook Patti Dempsey: Good Citizenship: Adrionna Butler, Michael Polous; Perfect Attendance: Josiah Friddle Valerie Miller: Good Citizenship: Chrome Wheeler, Estela Peralta; Perfect Attendance: Nyashia Evans, Mahalah Griggs, Jerzy Jackson, Ben Tipton Mary Williams: Good Citizenship: Elijah Banks, Kirsten Barron; Perfect Attendance: Kirsten Barron First Grade Sarah Brown: All As: Brayden Barwick, Lonnie ONeal; A/B: Natalie Gibbens, Lynzi Kelley, Reid Nix, Anyah Rivera, Anthony Stulsky, Kassidy Sander; Good Citizenship: Lynzi Kelley, Daylen Gilbert; Perfect Attendance: Brayden Barwick, Max Thompson Katrina Ham: All As: Ethan Markham, Onamae Millender, Braden Shiver; A/B: Logan Bentley, Maryssa Branch, Owen Golden, Kirsten Martina, Gavin Millender, Cole Polous; Good Citizenship: Hannah Creamer, Gavin Millender; Perfect Attendance: Devin Barber, Gavin Millender, Cole Polous, Braden Shiver Debbie Childress: All As: Austin Chapman, Kayleigh Leonard; A/B: Marcus Clayton, Kaden Downing, Emma Maldonado, Haiden Parks, Remi Turner; Good Citizenship: Gabriela Diaz, Dominic Durbin Leigh Smith: All As: William Chipman, Mason Pace, Alonah Segree; A/B: Nathan March, Marissa Taylor, Ava Gragg; Good Citizenship: Denim Chastain; Perfect Attendance: JaMarcus Turrell Brenda Vause: All As: Chase Millender, Terry Proctor; A/B: Aden Bass, Tyler Baxley, Aryauna Benjamin, Caitin King, Rebecca Mahon, Jaydan Richards, Chandler Sanders, Ansley Savage, Gavin Shelley, Dakota Shiver, Jesse Whitted; Good Citizenship: Ansley Savage, Chase Millender; Perfect Attendance: Chandler Sanders Second Grade Shellie Blackburn: All As: Kyera Crawford, Sarai Crumbliss, Kylie Rudd; A/B: Lee Adkins, Ethan Edgecomb, Emma Gragg, Kelsey Martina, Ryland Martina, Kaylee Segree, Evan Stanley, Ariana Tipton; Good Citizenship: Kaylee Segree, Brittany Wright, Bryson Carmichael; Perfect Attendance: Kyera Crawford, Sarai Crumbliss. Missy Cumbie: All As: Don Davis, Autumn Loesch, Jaylan Prince, Jada Allen, Bradlynn Hutchins, Emily Patterson, Corbin Pritchard, Christian Wilson; A/B: Dax Chitty, September Ferrell, Ethan Shirley, Xavier Glass, Zachary Thompson; Good Citizenship: Autumn Loesch, Kimberly Segree; Perfect Attendance: Autumn Loesch, Dax Chitty, Cloey Malone, Jaylan Prince, Emily Patterson Franklin County Elementary announces honor roll See HONOR ROLL A11 Schools A10 | The Times Thursday, March 21, 2013
CLASSIFIEDS Thursday, March 21, 2013 The Times | A11 92733 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 and sovereignty submerged lands authorization for dredging of the Eastpoint Federal Navigation Channel, File No. 190270106-003-EI, to Curtis M. Flakes, ChiefPlanning & Environmental Division, US Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, 109 St. Joseph Street, Mobile, AL 36602. The purpose of the permit is to authorize dredging the Eastpoint Federal Navigation Channel to a depth of 6 feet plus 2 feet of advanced maintenance and 2 feet allowable overdepth for a total of -10 feet mean low water, and dispose of the approximately 244,000 cubic yards of dredged material in a 26-acre dredged material containment cell on the south side of the existing western Eastpoint breakwater. The dredged material containment cell is proposed to be constructed of a geotextilefabric covered sand base, sand-filled geotubes, and sand dikes using sand from the bottom of St. George Sound adjacent to the sand structures as shown on the attached drawing. The elevation of the sand and geotube berms and sand dikes will be approximately +3 feet MLLW, and the base of the berms and sand dikes will be approximately 30-40 feet wide. The dredged material containment cell will be approximately 2,500 feet long and between 400 and 500 feet wide. The activities are proposed to occur over approximately 46 acres of sovereignty submerged lands (20 acres dredging, 26 acres dredged material containment cell). Proper turbidity and sedimentation control measures will be employed during the activities. The project will be located in and around the existing Eastpoint Federal Navigation Channel and Eastpoint breakwaters south of Eastpoint, Florida, south of Sections 31 and 32, Township 8S, Range 6W in Franklin County, at Latitude 29 44 10.2502, Longitude -84 52 19.3766 within St. George Sound, a Class II Outstanding Florida Waterbody, Prohibited and Restricted for Shellfish Harvesting. 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 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, 160 W. Government Street, Pensacola, Florida. March 21, 2013 90404T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CASE NO.: 12-000037-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking Corporation, as Assignee of the Federal Deposit Insurance corporation, as Receiver for Apalachicola State Bank, a division of Coastal Community Bank, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. CAROL J. WILSON and THE BANK OF JACKSON COUNTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure, entered in this case, will sell the property at public sale to the highest bidder for cash, except as set forth hereinafter, on April 25, 2013, at 11:00 am Eastern Time at the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, the following described real property lying and being in Franklin County, Florida, to-wit: A parcel of land 100 feet by 142 feet, in the NW of fractional Section 11, Township 9 South, Range 8 West, Franklin County, Florida, and further described as follows: from an iron pipe stake marking the intersection of the South boundary of the 50 foot State Highway No. 10, with the West boundary (air port fence offset 10 feet West) of the E of said NW run due South 700 feet, then East along the North boundary of a 66 foot street, 900 feet to a point for beginning; run thence North 142 feet; thence East 100 feet; thence South 142 feet; thence West, along said street, 100 feet to the point of beginning. This Notice dated this 27th day of February, 2013. Marcia M. Johnson Franklin County Clerk of Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk March 14, 21, 2013 90406T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 19-2012-CA-000184 ONEWEST BANK, FSB Plaintiff, vs. DAVID POTEETE; KATHY POTEETE; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated February 25, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 19-2012-CA-000184, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein ONEWEST BANK, FSB is Plaintiff, and DAVID POTEETE; KATHY POTEETE; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS are Defendants. MARCIA M. JOHNSON, the Clerk of Court shall sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., at the Franklin County Courthouse, 2nd Floor Lobby, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320, on the 25th day of April, 2013 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment to wit: LOT 14, DEER RUN ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 40, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. This property is located at the Street address of: 134 CRAIG ST, CARRABELLE, FL 32322. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 Trades & Services GET YOUR AD IN 653-8868 Trades & Services Don Lively General Contractors L ICENSED AND I NSURED 20 Y EARS E XPERIENCE P .O. 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A12| The Times Thursday, March 21, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free: 800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on February 26, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF THE COURT By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, Esquire Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd. Suite 100 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Phone: (954) 354-3544 Fax: (954) 354-3545 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. 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March 21, 2013 90470T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 19-2012-CA000297 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; Plaintiff, vs. BRADLEY R. BLACKBURN, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 19-2012-CA000297 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida, wherein, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, and, BRADLEY R. BLACKBURN, et al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Franklin County Courthouse, 2nd Floor, Apalachicola, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 am on the 2nd day of May, 2013, the following described property: LOT 4, BLOCK 1 OF ADDITION TO MAGNOLIA BLUFFS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, 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. DATED this 4th day of January, 2013. MARCIA JOHNSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provisoin of certain assistance. Please contact teh Office of Court Administration at (850)5774401 or at the Leon County Courthouse, Room 225, 301 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 within 2 working days of receipt of a notice compelling you to appear at a court proceeding: If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. The ADA Coordinator for the courts in Leon County if Doug Smith. He may be reached at (850)577-4444 or through the Florida Relay Service, TDD at 1-800-955-8771. The address for the Office of Court Administration is: Leon county courthouse, 301 S. Monroe Street, Room 225, Tallahassee, FL 32301. In all other counties in the circuit please contact the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office and ask for the ADA Coordinator. The Clerks number is included on each county page. March 21, 28, 2013 90508T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 19-2012CA-000292 ONEWEST BANK, F.S.B. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF LOUISE H. HOBBS, DECEASED; BLAIR M. HOBBS A/K/A BLAIR M. PUGH; CINDY MARIE BRISBIN A/K/A CINDY MARIE BAILEY; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC F/K/A CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING CORP.; MAGNOLIA RIDGE ESTATES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; TERRY NEWELL; LINDA BACKMAN; MARY BRISBAN; ENA BUCY; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF LOUISE H. HOBBS, DECEASED. whose residence is unknown Defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein TO: BLAIR M. HOBBS A/K/A BLAIR M. PUGH Last Known Address: 77 Gilbert Street Eastpoint, FL 32328 Current Address: Unknown Previous Address: Unknown TO: LINDA BACKMAN Last Known Address: 539 N. Franklin Street La Grange, TX 78945 Current Address: Unknown Previous Address: Unknown TO: MARY BRISBAN Last Known Address: 163 Kirkland Drive Crawfordville, FL 32327 Current Address: Unknown Previous Address: 77 Gilbert Street Eastpoint, FL 32328 Previous Address: 407 SE 7th Street Carrabelle, FL 32322 TO: ENA BUCY Last Known Address: 539 N. Franklin Street La Grange, TX 78945 Current Address: Unknown Previous Address: Unknown TO: ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown Defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Franklin County, Florida: LOT 4 OF INGRAM ACRES (UNRECORDED): COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHEAST COMER OF SECTION 25 (ALSO BEING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 36), TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH. RANGE 7 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 25 (AS MONUMENTED) 50.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF A 50.00 FOOT WIDE COUNTY GRADED ROAD (GILBERT ROAD). THENCE RUN SOUTH ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY 159.82 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #4261) MARKING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY 107.01 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #4261). THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 57 SECONDS WEST 407.1 0 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #4261), THENCE RUN NORTH 106.79 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #4261), THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 03 SECONDS EAST 407.13 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME VIN # CV02AL0258375A AND VIN # CV02AL0258375B WITH TITLE # 0084695571 AND TITLE # 0084695470 This property is located at the Streed address of: 77 Gilbert Street, Eastpoint, Florida 32328 YOU ARE REQUIRED to serve a copy of your written defenses on or before a date which is within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A., Plaintiffs Attorney, whose address is 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs Attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on March 7, 2013. MARCIA JOHNSON CLERK OF THE COURT By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Randolph Clement, Esq. Jacquelyn C. Herrman, Esq. Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Phone: (954)354-3544 Fax: (954)354-3545 Primary email: firstname.lastname@example.org Secondary email: servicecomplete@erwlaw. com **IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, 850.577.4401 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. March 21, 28, 2013 90484T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 19-2010CA-000194 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. MATTHEW MCCULLOUGH, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated February 11, 2013 and entered in Case No. 19-2010-CA-000194 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, successor by merger to Chase Home Finance LLC*, is the Plaintiff and MATTHEW MCCULLOUGH; DANIELLE MCCULLOUGH; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; FRANKLIN COUNTY; TENANT #1 N/K/A DONALD DEMPSEY are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at INSIDE FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA at 11:00 AM, on the 3rd day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 4 BLOCK 187, KEOUGHS SECOND ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF CARRABELLE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 20, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 908 NE 6TH STREET, CARRABELLE, FL 32322 *Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on February 12, 2013. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa FL 33622-5018 File #: F10016145 **See Americans with Disabilites Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Mr. Doug Smith Office of Court Administration Leon County Courthouse 301 S Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32301 Phone: 850-577-4401 Fax: 850-487-7947 March 21, 28, 2013 90510T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 19-2013CA-000035CA U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST INC., 2006-AR6, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-AR6, Plaintiff, vs. CLIFFORD K. BRODY, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CLIFFORD K. BRODY Last Known Address Unknown also Attempted At: 127 SPOONBILL DRIVE, PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL 32456; 180 HARBOR DRIVE, APT. 52, KEY BISCAYNE, FL 33149; 249 LEAVENSWORTH ROAD, HINESBURG, VT 05461; 260 CRANDON BLVD., SUITE 32, KEY BISCAYNE, FL 33149 AND 2746 HWY 98 W, CARRABELLE, FL 32322 Current Residence Unknown SALLY H BRODY A/K/A SALLY A. BRODY Last Known Address Unknown Also Attempted At: 127 SPOONBILL DRIVE, PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL 32456; 180 HARBOR DRIVE, APT. 52, KEY BISCAYNE, FL 33149; 249 LEAVENSWORTH ROAD, HINESBURG, VT 05461; 260 CRANDON BLVD., SUITE 32, KEY BISCAYNE, FL 33149 AND 2746 HWY 98 W, CARRABELLE, FL 32322 Current Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: ALL OF LOT 5, AND THE EAST HALF OF LOT 4, AND WEST HALF OF LOT 15, AND THE EAST 86 FT. OF LOT 16, SAVE AND EXCEPT THAT PART OF LOTS 15 & 16, LYING NORTH OF HIGHWAY 98, ALL IN WATERFRONT BLOCK F OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, A SUBDIVISION OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 5 WEST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY FLORIDA. ALSO: THAT PARCEL OF PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 5, OF WATERFRONT BLOCK F OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, AND RUN SOUTH 18 FT. TO A CONCRETE POST; THENCE WESTERLY 150 FT. TO A CONCRETE POST, THENCE NORTHERLY 19.7 FT. TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE EAST HALF OF LOT 4 OF SAID BLOCK F, THENCE EAST 150 FT. TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING has been filed against you and you are required to serve a coy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Choice Legal Group, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49th STREET, SUITE 120, FT LAUDERDALE, FL 33309 on or before within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in THE APALACHICOLA TIMES and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, 850.577.4401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 5th day of March, 2013. MARCIA JOHNSON As Clerk of the Court By: Terry E. Creamer As Deputy Clerk March 21, 28, 2013 92613T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-161-CA CAPITAL CITY BANK Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM PATRICK KINSER A/K/A WILLIAM P. KINSER, U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure and Reformation of Mortgage dated February 25, 2013, in Case No. 12-161-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 WILLIAM PATRICK KINSER A/K/A WILLIAM P. KINSER and U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Franklin County Courthouse in Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on April 3, 2013, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and Reformation of Mortgage and more particularly described as follows: Lot 19, Block C of ST. JAMES ISLAND PARK UNIT NO. 1, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page(s) 19, 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: February 27, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of Circuit Court Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Garvin B Bowden, Esq. Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32308 March 14, 21, 2013 92681T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No.: 2010-CA-000273 SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. MAUREEN C. PROCTOR, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Consent Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000273 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Apalachicola, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 3rd day of April, 2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 22, BLOCK 86 OF ST. GEORGE ISLAND GULF BEACHES, UNIT NO. FIVE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 16 & 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. Dated this 30th day of January, 2013 Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk March 14, 21, 2013 92695T PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS RFQ Emergency Management Contractual Services The Franklin County Emergency Management will receive sealed qualification documents at the Emergency Management Office at 28 Airport Road, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 until Friday, March 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM. Qualifications received will be publicly opened on Tuesday, April 02, 2013 at Franklin County Board of County Commissioner meeting for the following: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CONTRACTUAL SERVICES FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Any qualifications received after Friday, March 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM, will be retained at the Emergency Management Office. Emergency Management reserves the right to reject any and all documents received, waive formalities and re-advertise and award the RFQ in the best interest of Franklin County. The Board of County Commissioners does not discriminate because of race. creed, color, national origin or handicap status. Anyone wishing to obtain RFQ documents may contact Emergency Management at 850-653-8977. Any questions concerning the RFQ specifications should be directed to Pamela Brownell. Five sets of qualification documents must be submitted and labeled on the outside of the envelope as SEALED RFQ EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CONTRACTUAL SERVICES March 14, 21, 2013 92749T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO: 13-000012CP IN RE: ESTATE OF SARAH MAXWELL BABBIT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Sarah Maxwell Babbit, deceased, File 13000012CP is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market St., Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
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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 X-RAY WELDERS PAINTERS/SANDBLASTERS INDUSTRIAL MARINE 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 We pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service to our guests and owners. Our motto is AT YOUR SERVICE. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who believe in excellent customer service to ll the following vacancies: Human Resources Manager Housekeeping Inspectors Inventory Runners Front Desk Clerks ( Full-time & Part-time)Night Auditor (Part-time)Reservations Agents (All Shifts)Customer Care Reps (All Shifts)Front Desk Manager on Duty (Nights) Applicants must have a valid Drivers License and reliable transportation. Shifts and days are varied and weekends may be required.Fax resume to: 249-0623 or Apply in person at: 415 Richard Jackson Blvd., Suite 400, PC Beach, FLEOE/DRUG FREE WORKPLACE Come by The News Herald at 501 W. 11th Street for an application or send a resume to email@example.com.Drug-free workplace, EOETO APPLY:Digital Sales Manager ABOUT THE JOBThis Digital Sales Manager candidate will work with a group of 5-6 reps as a digital asset. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist the current Account Executive team grow, maintain and solicit account revenue. Develop a book of business. Ability to go on four legged calls Develop, present and implement interactive marketing proposals for advertisers that include market research, website data and long term online advertising solutions. Recommend new and enhanced products and marketing strategies. Cultivate and maintain a mutually bene cial working rapport with an account base. Find solutions to account challenges, including marketing needs, site location, and product development and promotion implementations. Provide key information to senior management including sales recaps, customer feedback, and industry trends. Negotiate, implement and monitor interactive revenue contracts.REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:Strong understanding of internet advertising and website functionality. Candidate should have proven track record in growing revenue with accounts. Strong leadership capabilities. Excellent negotiating and problem solving skills. Excellent written, oral and presentation skills. Must have strong knowledge of appropriate computer software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. SalesCALLCENTER Inside SalesThe News Herald is looking for highly motivated Inside Sales Representatives who are customer service champions for inbound and outbound calls. Required Skills: Excellent computer skills to include use of internet and microsoft office. *Type 40 wpm. *Ability to handle heavy flow of inbound calls *Time management & organization skills *Excellent verbal/written communication skills *Must be detail oriented and work as a team player to ensure customer service excellence. *Strong work ethic & capacity to thrive in a professional team environment. *Outbound sales experience preferred The News Herald offers an excellent benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, 401(k) options, vacation and sick leave and select paid holidays. Please send resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org Web ID#: 34244751 FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. This date of the first publication of this notice is March 21, 2013. Co-Personal Representatives: Harry L. Babbit, Jr. 505 Russet Valley Cir. Hoover, AL 35244 David Babbit 3198 Normandy Cir NE Marietta, GA 30062 Attorney for Personal Representative: Frances Casey Lowe, Esq. FL Bar No. 521450 Guilday, Schwartz, Simpson, West, Hatch & Lowe, P.A. 3042 Crawfordville Hwy Crawfordville, FL 32327 (850) 926-8245 March 21, 28, 2013 92791T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 12-000247-CA CADENCE BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. SID GRAY RENTALS, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, SIDNEY E. GRAY, UNKNOWN TENANT(S) Lot 3 and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) Lot 3A Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 25, 2013, in Case No. 12-000247CA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit, in and for Franklin County, Florida, in which Cadence Bank, N.A. is the Plaintiff and Sid Gray Rentals, LLC, Sidney E. Gray, Unknown Tenant (s) Lot 3 and Unknown Tenant (s) Lot 3A, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Second Floor Lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on April 17, 2013, the property, set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure, and more particularly described as follows: LOT 3 AND LOT 3A, DOCS SEA SHORES AS PER MAP OR PLAT IN SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 5 WEST, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 49 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: March 12, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of Circuit Court Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Michael P. Bist, Esq. Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32308 March 21, 28, 2013 Harbor Medical Center is closed. Dr Miniat will be working part time at Calhoun Liberty Hospital Clinic. Request for copy of the records to be sent/transferred to another office can be sent to 20370 NE Burns Ave Box 419 -Attention Calhoun Liberty Hospital Clinic-Blountstown Fl. 32424. Lost Small White DogLong hair male maltese mix about 10 pounds, a family member.lost in Carrabelle $500 Reward 850-294-9664 Text FL43940 to 56654 $$ WANTED OLD CAR TAGS $$ I am buying old car tags in good condition from the 1950s down from the following counties: Franklin, Gulf, Liberty, Calhoun, Bay, Jackson, Wakulla, Taylor, Madison, Jefferson, Gadsden, Hamilton, Lafayette. Kirk 850-545-3677 $Wanted Old Bottles$I am looking for old coca-cola bottles, Medicine bottles, Orange Crush bottles, Rice Bottling Works bottles, Gorrie Bottling Works bottles, Neele Bottling Works bottles, John Cook Fine Whiskey flask bottles from Apalachicola also commissary tokes, seafood tokens, lumber tokens, general merchandise tokens, turpentine tokens & old signs. Kirk 850-545-3677 Carabelle : Carabelle Flea Market (Behind the IGA) Saturday March 23rd, 8am until Venders Welcome Apalachicola Used Book Storeis looking to buy limited number, good condition Apalachicola Cook Books For more information Call 850-570-4204 Food Svs/Hospitality*Servers *Cooks Dishwashers *Bartenders *BussersBLUE PARROT Now HIRINGPlease apply in person between 9a-5pm 7 days a week@ Blue Parrot St. Georges Island HospitalityHousekeepingPart Time weekend help needed for all positions, apply in person, 4693 Cape San Blas Rd or 1200 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach Logistics/TransportCDL Class A Route DriverAverage 10 stops. Home base -Apalachicola, FL 850-653-8823 Web ID# 34244687Text FL44687 to 56654 If youre ready to move and overflowing with stuff Classified can help you store it or sell it! Medical/HealthCNABrightStar Care of Bay County (#299993930) is seeking a CNA to work in the Gulf and Franklin County areas, PRN part-time 6-12 hours per week. Must have CNA certificate, TB test, Level 2, safe driving record, and be drug free. Non smoker. Call 850 238 3270 to get instructions for applying. Web ID#: 34242876 Text FL42876 to 56654 Apalachicola Rentals: Office & Residential Apartments: -Utilities included (ex phone/ cable) -$700 & $800/mth Office Space: -No Retail -1 to 3 offices available; approx. 10 X 20 each -Utilities included + wifi; (ex phone) -Shared common areas: reception, conference room, kitchen & bathrooms. -Some office furniture available. -$350 -$450/mth Call: 850-323-1053 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 1 BR, CottageCH/A in Apalachicola, 850-643-7740 I-Pass, C-301 br 1 ba, w/encl patio. Nice views. $515 unfurn. w/W&D, furn upon req., Bkgr/credit check, Avail. 3/31/13. 850-358-8634 for appt.Text FL44852 to 56654 Total Down Pmt $6752002 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!!! Total Down Pmt $87502 Ford Explorer T otal Price $5,9000% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West 850-215-1769 9am-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday You Are Automatically Approved If You Can Make Payments On Time!!! Total Down Pmt $14752001 Chevy Silverado -X/cab T otal Price $8,0000% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West 850-215-1769 9am-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday You Are Automatically Approved If You Can Make Payments On Time!!! Total Down Pmt $11752002 Ford F-150 -X/Cab T otal Price $8,0000% 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!!! Chevy Silverado 2003, 4WD, 33K miles w/ topper. $10K OBO. 850-227-4650 Text FL45579 to 56654 Pontiac Montana 2001, 6 passenger mini-van, one owner, well below market $2500 firm. 770-335-2754. SELL ALL YOUR ITEMSthrough classified.CALL 747-5020 Turn to classifieds Merchandise Columns Our prices are on target for you! 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Generally, a 8-day run time is the best and most cost-effective arrangement. 5W W h h a a t t s s t t h h e e b b e e s s t t p p a a r r t t o o f f y y o o u u r r o o f f f f e e r r ? ?Identify and write about the most beneficial feature of the product or service you are advertising. 7H H o o w w c c a a n n y y o o u u r r e e a a c c h h t t h h e e g g r r e e a a t t e e s s t t n n u u m m b b e e r r o o f f p p r r o o s s p p e e c c t t i i v v e e b b u u y y e e r r s s ? ?Place your classified ad in The News Herald Classifieds 8Call 747-5020today! 6H H a a v v e e y y o o u u c c o o v v e e r r e e d d a a l l l l o o f f y y o o u u r r b b a a s s e e s s ? ?Make sure you are providing sufficient information about the merchandise or service you are offering, including the price! Does the reader know what you are selling, why they should buy it and how they can contact you for more information?
A14 | The Times Thursday, March 21, 2013 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 MLS 248829 $400,000 Carrabelle Over 2 acres of water front with outstanding view of bay, gulf & islands. This 2 BA / 2.5 BA home has lots of privacy, room for motorhome, boat & kayaks and all your outdoor toys. High water pier. Downstairs bonus room with bath. Cheryl Ann Griffin 850-899-9988 | 850-697-1010 www.coastalrealtyinfo.com 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# 248585 $1,199,000 St George Island PLANTATION BEACHFRONT Gorgeous, 4 BR, 3.5 BA, Great kitchen, granite counter kitchen with pool table & bath. Owner Financing, Income Producer, Nautilus Drive John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.com MLS# 247279 $348,000 St. George Island 2ND TIER GULF VIEW Dawg Daze 4 BR, 3 BA, Heated Pool, Florida room off living room opens to decks overlooking NO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payments has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed by payment or any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. www.mulliseye.com "WE WELCOME NE W PATIE N TS, C ALL T ODAY FOR YOUR P RIORITY APP OI N TME N T" FOR NEW PATIENTS 59 AND OLDER This certificate is good for a complete Medical Eye Exam with Todd Robinson, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Surgeon. The exam includes a prescription for eye glasses and tests for Glaucoma, Cataracts and other eye diseases FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT CALL: 850-763-6666 ELIGIBILITY: U.S. Citizens living in the Florida Panhandle, 59 years and older, not presently under our care. Coupon Expires: 3-31-13 FREE EYE EXAM CODE: AP00 Darren Payne, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon In Memory of Lee Mullis, M.D. Todd Robinson, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician and Cataract Surgeon Smart Lenses SM The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce. Arrests in this weeks report were made by of cers from the Apalachicola Police Department (APD), Carrabelle Police Department (CPD), and Franklin County Sheriffs Of ce (FCSO). All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. March 12 Larry M. Bunn, 53, Jackson, Ga., sexual act with child under age 16 (FCSO) March 14 Tucker M. Bohling, 36, Tallahassee, delivery of a controlled substance and soliciting prostitution (FCSO) March 15 John W. Nowling, 40, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FCSO) Richard J. Elhard, 31, Carrabelle, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, and possession of a controlled substance (FCSO) Martin R. Raulerson, 52, Carrabelle, domestic battery (CPD) Samantha J. Falk, 27, Eastpoint, disorderly intoxication (APD) March 16 Tonya C. Seamon, 39, Carrabelle, domestic battery and escape (CPD) March 18 Jeffrey D. Nowling, 23, Eastpoint, harvesting oysters from prohibited waters and harvesting oysters between sunset and sunrise (FCSO) Michael R. Holland, 53, Apalachicola, harvesting oysters from prohibited waters, harvesting oysters between sunset and sunrise, no saltwater product license and no Apalachicola Bay Oyster Harvesting license (FCSO) James E. McCord, 57, Carrabelle, violation of probation (FCSO) Jesse G. Smith, Jr., 47, Eastpoint, violation of probation (FCSO) Larry E. Kent, 63, Apalachicola, sexual battery or attempted sexual battery (FCSO) Arrest REPORT Sheriffs Deputy Of cer Ronnie Segree has set an example for honesty we can all be proud to copy. On Friday, things were a little slow at the courthouse when he decided to reduce the clutter in his station at the security entrance. Segree obtained permission from Clerk of Courts Marcia Johnson to open a sealed envelope labeled Shot Records that was enclosed in a plastic bag. The bag had lingered in the lost-andfound since November, when someone had handed it in to the security guards. Inside the envelope, Segree found two $100 bills and vaccination records for Hobie and Belle, two cats whose owner was listed as David Joshua Allen of St. George Island. Segree looked Allen up in the phone book and called. His wife Marie Allen answered the phone and was mysti ed about how the envelope had been left at the courthouse. She called her husband, who was on the golf course in Port St. Joe, and he agreed to pick up the found money on his way home. He paid Segree a $50 reward for his good works. I was already having a good day because I was on the golf course. It just made it that much better, said David Allen, in a telephone interview. We try to live by the golden rule and its always nice when somebody does the same thing back. This is a good example of it. Were very seldom disappointed in people. After thinking back on it, David Allen was able to solve the mystery of the envelope. The money and shot records were originally attached to a cat carrier in the summer 2009 when the Allens went on a cruise. They left their cats in the care of neighbors and prepared the cage in the event the island was evacuated due to a storm. The cats were never evacuated, and eventually the Allens bought another cage that t more easily in their car, and the envelope, unopened, was removed and placed on Davids desk. He believes he must have grabbed the bag containing the money and papers when he came to the courthouse last November to buy tags for his car. Apparently, the package was found by an honest pedestrian who turned it in to Segree. He has a moral compass that points in the same direction as mine, said Marie Allen. Segree would accept no praise for his actions. No way would my conscience allow me to take it, he said. Integrity is doing the right thing when nobody is watching. Johnson praised the security of cer. I think its a nice story to share, she said. By LOIS SWOBODA Of cer nds rightful owner of found money RONNIE SEGREE Law Enforcement