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Title: The Apalachicola times
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Publisher: H.W. Johnston
Place of Publication: Apalachicola Fla
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Publication Date: 04-11-2013
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xxxxx xxxxx 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM Phone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8036 Circulation: 800-345-8688 DEADLINES FOR NEXT WEEK: School News & Society: 11 a.m. Friday Real Estate Ads: 11 a.m. Thursday Legal Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Display Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Line Ads: 5 p.m. Monday xxxxx Contact Us xxxxx Out to see xxxxx Visitor Center dissent, A10 Thursday, April 11, 2013 VOL. 127 ISSUE 50 Apalachicola airport open house Saturday Everyone is invited to an open house hosted by Crystal Air, Apalachicola Regional Airports new xed base operator, on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Come enjoy plane rides, food and fun. For information call 653-1366. Mini golf tournament Saturday The Friends of Franklin County Public Library will hold the third annual Putt Masters Mini Golf Tournament hosted by Red Pirate Family Grill in Eastpoint on Saturday, April 20 at noon. Enjoy live music, food and drink specials, and lots of fun while more than 20 putt-putt teams compete. Proceeds bene t the Franklin County Public Library in Eastpoint and Carrabelle. Apalachicola boat show April 20 The 15th annual Apalachicola Antique & Classic Boat and Auto Show will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 in downtown Apalachicola. Antique boats, examples of classic and traditional vessels, workboats, and berglass and aluminum classics will all be on display all day. For information please call 653-9419 or email at info@ apalachicolabay.org. www. antiqueboatshow.org/ FSU Marine Lab open house April 20 The Spring Open House at the Florida State University Coastal & Marine Laboratory on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The theme this year is The Ocean of Tomorrow, to recognize the importance of scientists working together to solve problems related to the coastal and marine environments. Highlights of this years event include tours of the new 65-ft research vessel, RV Apalachee; touch tanks with critters presented by Saturday-at-the-Sea and interactive displays by scientists from FSU and Florida conservation agencies. For more information call 697-4120. Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . . A6 Faith . . . . . . . A7 Outdoors . . . . . A8 Sports . . . . . . A9 Classi eds . . . A12-A13 TDC seeks to double bed tax By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@starfl.co m At their regular meeting April 3, members of the Tourist Development Council discussed the possibility of doubling the county bed tax tax on shortterm rentals from the current 2 percent. TDC Director Curt Blair opened the meeting by cautioning that, Without an in ux of funds, we are set for what we can do for the rest of the scal year. TDC Chairman Pinki Jackel was strongly in support of an increase in the bed tax. She distributed information on the growth of tourism in the county and the bed tax charged in surrounding counties to TDC members. The grid shows what the tourism discretionary tax money for tourism is doing. Tourism activity has grown by over 60 percent based on transient rentals since the inception of the sales tax, she said. (The tax money) has allowed TDC to provide over $2 million to nonpro t organizations. Our not-for-pro ts are very busy providing things to High school Odyssey team completes stellar season By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@starfl.co m Its all about creative problem-solving, so its a natural for Franklin County School students. The middle and high schools Odyssey of the Mind extra-curricular teams, part of a worldwide program where students apply ideas and imagination to bring to life unique scenarios that compete against other students, has completed another successful season, this time marked by the schools rstever trip to state competition. After winning the Emerald Coast regional competition in Crestview Feb. 23, freshmen Ursula Countryman, Krista Martina, Kendall Meyer, Anna Riley, Jaylynn Lyston and Trinity Hardy headed off to the University of Central Florida campus in Orlando last weekend. In March, the school board gave its unanimous support for the trip, and voiced a huge thumbs-up to the work of the students and their coach, high school language arts teacher Lydia Countryman. In addition the board members listened appreciatively as the team members sang, a capella, the two original songs that accompanied their performance. At the outset of the season the high school team made its choice among the ve possible problems that the worldwide Odyssey organization offered for the 2012-13 season. Two songs, accompanied by some type of choreography, had to be incorporated in the Seahawks solution to ARTchitecture: The Musical, which required teams to create and present an original performance that includes a replica of a documented architectural structure that was built between 1,000 and 1,600 AD. The performance had to include three works of art that disappear and two characters that go on a quest to nd them. Once found, the works of art had to be incorporated into the replica. No more than $125 could be spent, and the performance could last no longer than eight minutes. Incorporating colorful costumes and basing their songs on several popular hits of the day, the team chose as their architecture the giant moai statues of Easter Island in the Polynesian Triangle of the southeastern Paci c Ocean, created by the early Rapa Nui people. The young women created at Countrymans St. George Island home a giant replica of a statue made out of paper mache and appearing amazingly like the real thing. Out of the 18 teams that Bidwell named new Franklin School principal By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@starfl.co m The Franklin County School Board Thursday unanimously approved the hiring of Eric Bidwell to succeed George Oehlert as the principal over the consolidated kindergarten through 12th grade school. Bidwell, 43, who has been assistant principal at the school, began in the new position April 5. Oehlert is retiring after four years at the helm of the school. Bidwell addressed the board brie y, thanking them for the appointment and extending his gratitude for the support of both Oehlert and Al London, the former Carrabelle man goes missing at Duck Lake By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@starfl.co m Where is Cody Diorio? The 22-year-old Carrabelle man went missing last week near Duck Lake, north of Lanark Village, and the sheriffs of ce is looking for him. Detective Brett Johnson was coy about whether he suspected Diorio had ed because of a pending felony arrest. LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Diana Prickett, left, Alice Collins, center, and Pinki Jackel at the April 3 TDC meeting. ERIC BIDWELL INSIDE TDC reverses stand on island sign | A10 CODY DIORIO See BED TAX A10 See MISSING A11 See BIDWELL A2 MINDS THAT MATTER P hotos by LYDIA COUNTRYMAN | Special to The Times The high school Odyssey team stands together at the state competition. The middle high school Odyssey team performs at regionals. See ODYSSEY A2 Index

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Local A2 | The Times Thursday, April 11, 2013 TOBACCO C ESSA T ION C LASS S CHEDULE THURSDAY, A PRIL 11, 2013 & T HURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013 George E. Weems Memorial Hospital @ 5:30 PM THURSDAY, A PRIL 11, 2013 Franklin County Public Library Carrabelle Branch @ 2:00 PM TU E SDAY APRIL 16, 2013 Franklin County Health Department (Apalachicola) @ 11:00 AM Free nicotine patches and gum will be provided to participants who complete each class while supplies last. P lease 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 To register for a class, please call Big Bend AHEC at 850-224-1177. THERE IS NO COS T T O A TT END! SPRING CLEAN CARRABELLE TAKE PRIDE IN OUR BEAUTIFUL CITY The City of Carrabelle is asking everyone to cleanup your yards. Rubbish, trash, junk, debris, abandoned material, excessive accumulation of untended growth of weeds, unsafe structures, abandoned, discarded, unused objects or equipment such as automobiles, boats, furniture, stoves, refrigerators, freezers, cans, or containers are a violation of City Ordinance 389 $250.00 per day can be imposed. Place items (not household garbage) on the right of way, give us a call and we will pick it up. Need someone to haul off those old vehicles? We know someone that will help with that too! Help out your neighbors and lets work together to cleanup Carrabelle! school psychologist who now works as an administrator at the district ofce. The teachers have been very positive in the role I played over the past couple years, said Bidwell. I look forward to it being a new era. Were going to continue to improve and continue the things we started. I think from here on out, things are going to move in a positive direction. Were going to certainly focus on student achievement and it is going to be a team effort. A Wewahitchka native, Bidwell earned bachelors and masters degrees from the University of West Flori da and in 2009, after teaching at Gulf Coast State College, came to Franklin County High School as an English teacher and then became as sistant principal this year. In his remarks, Bidwell alluded to the Florida Rural Turnaround Project that he discussed at length with the board last month. It targets struggling school systems, mostly aca demically, said Bidwell. Paid for by a federal grant, the project has brought togeth er state leaders with teachers, administrators and commu nity members to take a look at both the short and long-term futures of the district. We took the vision state ment and we talked about what that would look like in ve years, said Bidwell. We were tasked with three main goals we felt we could achieve in a four-year project. He said the district is targeting third grade math performance, and middle school and 10th grade read ing scores, and is doing so in conjunction with the Apala chicola Bay Charter School. It makes sure that some one is specically responsi ble for each of those goals. It gives points of growth and it gets specic as to how much improvement were going to make each year. The good thing for us is were ahead of the game. We know how to manipulate the data, said Bidwell. Its going to take the place of all our school improvement plans and combine them all into one. Its very important for our district and its very important for the academic growth of our students. School board member Pam Shiver, who has taken an active role in the project, voiced strong support for it at last weeks meeting. Im really excited about this program, she said. It is checks and balances, and the children are going to receive a better education. Were go ing to use data to stay on top of it. Im really excited about what this is going to do. It is going to hold everybody accountable. Shiver noted that the focus is on ensuring that education goes beyond mere testing, but makes sure stu dents are ready for college or career when they graduate. They (education lead ers) have spent years collect ing data and putting this all together just so we can plug the holes in our bucket so to speak, she said. I think its the best thing for our stu dents. Some of the process is going to be painful for some people but I believe its for the good of the children and we need to work together to make it happen. In other personnel changes, the school board accepted the retirements of three teachers and the res ignation of a fourth. Retir ing were elementary school teachers Catherine Creamer and Linda Gibson, as well as high school teacher Melissa Cumbie. High school ESE teacher Laura Baney plans to resign at the end of the school year. To underscore some of the challenges facing the district, the board members were given a spread sheet prepared by Superintendent Nina Marks that charted stu dent withdrawals from the district dating back to last year. The data showed that withdrawals have slowed since the beginning of the year, to about 12 per month. The reasons mainly cited were either transfers to the Learning Academy or ABC School, to other districts ei ther in or out of state, or to home schooling. The 2012 numbers showed a muchhigher monthly average of students leaving the district. Led by David Hinton and George Thompson, the board members voiced displeasure at the trend of students leav ing the district. Hinton said he was troubled by students who left to attend school in Gulf County, even though their families continued to live in Franklin County. Many of these students are able to do so because their families own property in Gulf County, but they often do not change their actual place of residence. They rent locations over there and they have power bills and thats basically what the school allows, said Chairman Jimmy Gander. I dont how you can vote and take homestead exemption in one county and consider yourself a resident of anoth er county. Thompson said the dis trict needs to look within to nd solutions. Nobody hates it worse than I do, but until we change our school, that (Gulf) is an A school, this is a C school, and theres a difference. If they took it to courtroom theyd say school choice, he said. Until we get ours to an A school its go ing to happen. We have em ployees that dont even have their kids in our school. Hinton talked glowingly of the success of several of his former students, one an auditor for the state of Flor ida for schools, and the other a professor at the University of Chicago. I agree with what youre saying Mr. Hinton, said Gan der. I talked to somebody today and I used every argu ment I knew, the same argu ment that youre using, to try to get them not to leave. (But) thats not what were dealing with, he said. Were dealing with the per ception that people are going for a certain reason and until you change that perception it doesnt really matter. We can all sit around here and pat ourselves on the back and say what a good job were doing, and we may be, but if nobody else is buying it, it doesnt really matter. BIDWELL from page A1 competed from around the state, the young women nished solidly in the middle of the pack, beset by point deductions for having exceeded the eight minute time limit by a mere 13 seconds. It was an incredible experi ence and I am thankful we were able to go. We will shoot for World Finals for next year, said Ursula Countryman upon the entou rages return. I enjoyed meeting Odyssey kids from other schools across Florida and seeing how they solved their long term problems, said Lyston. For others, such as Meyer, the high point came when the stu dents got to meet Omer, the Od yssey of the Minds raccoon mas cot. Sam Micklus, who co-found ed Odyssey in 1978, was on hand to address the Florida students with an encouragement speech about creativity and competition. Key to both teams success has been the work of parent vol unteers. David Meyer, Heather Riley, Patty Kulick, Rose Grifn and Gary and Jamie Martina all ventured to Orlando for the state competition. At the Crestview tournament in February, Ku lick, Jim Edwards, Dana Whaley and Jaime Martina all served as workers, which is required of each school. The middle school team, which unlike the high school team is a collection of boys plus newcomer Kiana Foley, was equally enthusi astic at the regional competition but failed to advance. They chose as their problem Its How You Look at It, which called for them to create and present an original humorous performance that includes two characters that act naturally to them but odd to those around them. One scene will establish the normal behavior of one character that, at some point in the performance, nds itself among others who react to the out-of-place behavior. The other characters behavior will stand out too, but this character will end up in a setting where its odd behavior is considered normal. The performance will also in clude a meter that indicates the degree of odd/normal behavior and a creative scene change. Connor Smith, a team veter an, said the team set their perfor mance at a carnival, and had four scenes, each at a different locale. In the opener, Fisher Edwards played a screecher, whose yells are normal while he rides a roller coaster. The Hand Guy played by Smith, believes his hand is talking to him, but in a subse quent scene, where they encoun ter a ventriloquist, this action is seen as normal. Kiana Foley showed the reac tion to the odd behavior, while Duncan Whaley played a security guard in the opening scene, and later a ticket taker in the carni val booth. Ethan Riley played the Park Nerd which added the nec essary humor to the play, while Rory Countryman was the strong man, whose strength caused a hand-made meter modeled af ter the Test of Strength malletswinging contraptions that ring a bell with powerful swings to indicate where the behavior t on the odd-normal chart. Later the scenes changed to the shooting gallery and the fortune teller, and each time the curious interplay of normality seeming odd, and vice versa, was enacted. In addition to these long-term performances, both teams also have to compete with sponta neous performance that stress quick creative thinking and teamwork. In Crestview the middle team confronted the challenge of see ing how many tennis, golf and ping-pong balls they could stack, with the help of an enormous dictionary and pipe cleaners. FCHS teacher Charlie Wilkinson this year qualied as a judge for the spontaneous segment of the competition. Foley voiced the widespread student enthusiasm for Odys sey as she showed off the pin she received from competing in Crestview. I heard about Odyssey last year at the summer lock-in, said Foley. Plus Im an artist so I like creating stuff like this. ODYSSEY from page A1

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Local The Times | A3 Thursday, April 11, 2013 WEEMS M EMORIAL R EHAB CARE Are you recovering from a surgery, stroke or trauma and need rehabilitative therapy before going home? With todays shorter hospital stays, your need for skilled rehabilitation care is an important part of the healing process. Weems Memorial Rehab Care is here to guide you through your healing process and best of all, it is local with loved ones nearby to help and encourage you. WEEMS M EMORIAL R EHAB CARE HAS JUST EXPANDED ITS R EHAB P ROGRAM! AS P A RT OF THIS EXP A NSION S T A TE OF THE ART EQUIPMENT H A S BEEN A DDED TO A NEW A ND L A RGER A RE A Additionally, we are proud to welcome Apalachicola Therapy, Inc. to our REHAB CARE program providing Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies. Their sta comes to us highly trained with innovative techniques proven to accomplish improved function and capacity. Y OU HA V E A C HOI C E T ell your doctor you want to come to Weems M emorial for your R ehab Care. FOR MORE IN F OR M AT I ON, PLEASE CONTA C T US AT: Phone: 850-653-8853 | Cell: 903-724-0983 Fax: 850-653-2474 | E -mail: bklein@weemsmemorial.com Putt Masters tourney Saturday The Friends of Franklin County Public Library will hold the third annual Putt Masters Mini Golf Tournament hosted by Red Pirate Family Grill in Eastpoint on Saturday, April 20, at noon. There will be live music, special food and drink prices and lots of fun while more than 20 teams from the local community compete. Proceeds bene t the Franklin County Public Library in Eastpoint and Carrabelle. Weems to be closed April 22 Weems Medical Center West (Apalachicola) will be closed on Monday, April 22. However, Weems Medical Center East in Carrabelle will be open that day. Normal hours will resume for Weems Medical Center West on Tuesday, April 23. There will not have extended hours Monday, April 22, through Thursday, April 25, at Weems Medical Center East. Carrabelle Riverfront Royalty pageant The rst Miss Carrabelle Riverfront Royalty Pageant will be Saturday, April 20, at 4 p.m. at the Carrabelle Municipal Complex. The pageant is open to newborns to age 19. Junior and senior girls will have a mandatory interview at 12:30 p.m. on the day of the pageant. All proceeds go to the Barbara Massey Memorial Scholarship Foundation. For more information, call Christopher Massey at 443-1251. TIGERS housing workshop April 25 The TIGERS program along with ACE Hardware and IGA is sponsoring part three of their No Place Like Home workshops on Thursday, April 25, at the TIGERS site behind the former Apalachicola High School building. Budget and nance workshops by Centennial Bank will be conducted from 2:30-3:30 p.m. These series of programs are free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend. If you are a provider of services or for more information, contact Carol Bar eld at 653-2784. Special election planned for VFDs St. George Island and Alligator Point re departments have contacted the Supervisor of Elections Ida Eliot to organize a special election by property owners in those two re districts to determine if the property owners will approve a rate increase from $50 to $95 on houses. The assessment on vacant land will not change. The election will be mailout ballot, with the ballots counted on May 14. Only property owners on Alligator Point and St. George Island will be voting on whether to change the rates within those two districts only. The re departments are paying for the election. Approximately 6,000 ballots should be mailed out April 25. They cannot be mailed out more than 20 days before the election. We will be behind whatever happens, but if it doesnt come down, I want to make that perfectly clear that it will be two years (before Alligator Point and St. George Island can vote on this again), Commissioner Cheryl Sanders said at the March 19 county meeting. Commission considers Eastpoint Water and Sewer requests On March 19, county commissioners voted unanimously to allow Eastpoint Sewer and Water District (EWSD) to cut C.C. Land Road at times approved by the county to allow for several new sewer connections. County Planner Alan Pierce told commissioners C.C. Land Road is under design for widening and resurfacing, and the sewer force main that serves the eastern end of the district is under the asphalt. He said three known customers need to be connected to sewer before the road is re-surfaced. The cuts will serve the Gulfview Trailer Park, which is currently on septic tanks, the new RV park under construction and property owned by the Madsen family. 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USPS 027-600 Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Apalachicola Times P.O. Box 820 Apalachicola, FL 32329 Phone 850-653-8868 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT APALACHICOLA, FL 32329 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 Formerly The Apalachicola Times OPINION www.apalachtimes.com A Section By Joan Matey Special to the Times Its all about teamwork and good neighbors who care. Lanark Village is working toward improving the neighborhood and is making lots of headway. Our scheduled cleanup was rained out in March, but we rallied again this past Saturday with perfect weather. In just three hours, many pickup trucks, gloved hands and determined people removed a bunch more eyesores from our alleyways. We all know how dif cult it can be controlling garbage piles on private properties in Franklin County. We are fortunate to have the inmates from the prison as crew for keeping public areas clean, but they cannot go on private property. Its legal for residents to drag unwanted debris, not household garbage, to the street curb and wait for county pickup. For years, in our highly concentrated neighborhood of row houses, there were constant mountainous piles in front of the end units, awaiting the earthgouging boom truck for days or weeks when put out way earlier than the scheduled pickup. The county has been for the most part very reliable about coming when they say, but when people want something large out of their small house, they arent going to wait until closer to pickup day. Theres always a wait since the county has only two garbage trucks, and its a long way from Apalachicola to Alligator Point. Want to know how do we do it? The county mails out our Clean-Up Day announcement to all homeowners in the village, and we get the word out via postings at the community center. We let folks know this is a chance to get help with heavy stuff, no nes, no fees, no questions asked. Lets just do it. In advance of the cleanup day, we wander the neighborhood alleys and streets and knock on doors where old couches, broken washing machines, busted kiddy pools breeding mosquitoes, etc. have been rotting away. We get phone numbers, when possible, of folks who are owners but not residents, to ask permission to remove stuff that is obviously just an unwanted burden that they might not have the time or energy to deal with. Most are happy to get the help. We are always respectful of private property and of a persons freedom to hoard if they want to! In the past, our neighborhood of trash heaps became an invitation for folks even from other counties, as evidence revealed to dump stuff on Lanark streets. We were looking like a real slum, with piles of mattresses etc. tossed out by landlords and remodeling debris piled on top of them. Franklin County appreciated our grassroots effort to clean up the neighborhood, and upon our request, brought us a large item Dumpster that was placed by our recycling bins. We all do our best to police it so no one puts food garbage or diapers in it. Its not easy. We are now getting some much-needed code enforcement help via the sheriffs department. A habitual garbage tossing offender was recently observed by a neighborhood resident, and with evidence in hand, the deputy was able to give a stern warning and a promise of a large ne if caught again. Most residents are now in a habit of taking even yard debris down to Oak Street, and we have volunteers with trucks willing to help move heavy stuff. No more garbage piles! It takes a village! So with No. 2 cleanup under our belt, its of cially an annual happening here in our special district of Lanark Village. If you are tired of your neighborhood being trashy looking, its not hard to do. Just get over the this aint my mess head space and work like a team. Doing it just once a year doesnt make it feel like you are constantly giving sloppy neighbors a free ride. Neighborhood cleanups usually inspire folks to pitch in and tidy up. We also got help from the county for some cheery signs with good messages about keeping our homes and yards clean. Special thanks this year to Jackie and Eric Cichy, Jim OConnor, Captain Dick and Butterball, Rachael and Clyde, Corey Quaas, Christine Hartness, Janie and Bob Shaffer, Marlene Moore, Jim Chichester, Nick Dadonna and even more volunteers who were handing out gloves and bags, zipping around the hood in trucks and being the kind of neighbors I am proud to have. Thanks to all. Our next neighborhood project is a community garden, mural and beauti cation of Gene Sewell Park and the Betty Roberts Pavilion. We are in need of donations of lumber for our garden beds. If you can help us, please email me at joanmatey@hotmail. com, and mention garden lumber as subject. U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland hosted a press conference at Marianna City Hall on Monday to announce new legislation for assisting rural communities with obtaining critical technical assistance or nancial planning when undertaking infrastructure enhancements, all at no additional cost to taxpayers. Southerlands bill, the Building Rural Communities Act, improves access to existing funds under the U.S. Department of Agricultures rural development loan program for small communities looking to build or modernize police and re stations, courthouses, community health clinics and other public services. Rural municipalities, country towns and small farming communities form the backbone of North and Northwest Florida, Southerland said. Unfortunately, across America many of these bedrock communities are fading away because they cant match the access to infrastructure and services that larger cities provide. Our legislation will make it easier for rural communities to thrive by providing the technical assistance and project planning they need to strengthen public safety, public health and public access to upgraded services, all at no additional cost to taxpayers. We appreciate Rep. Southerlands commitment to improving access to public safety, health and community enhancement services for Floridas rural communities, said Gary Williams, executive director of the Florida Rural Water Association His leadership on this issue will be critically important as we work together to build a bright future for small cities and rural areas across our state. Technical assistance providers like RCAP have worked with USDARDs water and wastewater program for decades to make it one of the most ef cient and effective in the federal government, said Robert Stewart, executive director of the Rural Community Assistance Partnership. Rep. Southerlands Building Rural Communities Act builds on that success by expanding the assistance that is available to rural communities to address the infrastructure, public safety and other essential community facilities needs that support growth and economic development in rural areas. USDA Rural Developments Community Facilities Program is an important low-cost nancing tool for rural counties and their partners, said Matt Chase, executive director of the National Association of Counties. Our nations rural counties appreciate Rep. Southerlands leadership on rural development efforts and support the Building Rural Communities Act, which will assist local effort to build essential community facilities that enhance economic opportunities and quality of life. Southerlands bill, co-sponsored by Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., sets aside 3-5 percent of funding in the USDAs Rural Development Essential Communities Facilities program for technical assistance. Similar assistance has already been utilized to build or upgrade water and wastewater projects in Marianna, Blountstown, Rosedale and Taylor County. BE THANKFUL AND HONOR THE DIVINE ORIGIN OF EARTH The following poem was written to celebrate the upcoming Earth Day, April 22. In the beginning, God, created earth without sin; To be a perfect dwelling place for His children; With all of lifes sustaining needs therein. Then, God, blessed everything wrought by His hands; And gave possession of creation as an inheritance for man To care for the wonders of nature adorning the land. Early budding g trees predicting the arrival Spring; Earth emerging from winter clothed in green. Rude awakening sound of the rooster crowing at dawn; The pink afterglow of sunset when day is gone. Larvae wiggling out of their cocoon into a beautiful butter y; The spectacular display of meteors streaking across the sky. Peacocks aunting their colorful plumage to attract a mate; The moons silver path trailing across the lake. Newly plowed elds ready for seeds to be sowed; The delicious smell of steaks grilling on the patio. Sweet aroma of honeysuckle perfuming the breeze The cozy warmth of the sun after a bitter, cold freeze. Sound of the brook babbling along like a soothing lullaby; Fiddler crabs skittering about the shore at ebb tide. Thank You, Lord, for your faith and trust To grant us dominion over the earth. Keep us mindful we are stewards of creation; Entrusted to preserve it for future generations. Mary Westberg Show your enthusiasm for the Stars and Stripes by supporting this years reworks display in Apalachicola. Harry Arnold and the reworks committee promise this years July 3 celebration will be even better than 2012. Apalachicola Main Street will sponsor an Independence Day reworks display at dark thirty on Wednesday, July 3, and we would like your help. The scene is Riverside Park. Your party will enjoy reserved seating and a post-event newspaper as a souvenir. You can contribute at ve different levels. For $5,000 or more, title sponsors get a reserved table seating for a party of 16, two bottles of wine and a mention in all advertising. Event sponsors who contribute at least $1,000 get reserved table seating for eight people, a bottle of wine and mention in all advertising. Grand patrons who contribute $500 receive a table for four and bottle of wine. For a $250 contribution, patrons get seating for four. Friends, contributing $100, get seating for two and all supporters get a good feeling, knowing they showed their support for their nation and their community. Calling all barges! To provide this patriotic extravaganza, Main Street needs the use of a barge to park offshore as the launching area for the pyrotechnic magic. If you can help, contact Arnold. Make checks payable to the City of Apalachicola Fireworks. Donations and a copy of your logo can be dropped off at the Tin Shed, 170 Water St., Apalachicola, or mailed to Harry Arnold, Post Of ce Box 9, Apalachicola, FL 32329. Call Arnold at 524-0770 for more information. Why do elected of cials hire so few African-Americans? Fellow citizens, I am concerned about the reasoning of our local elected of cials who have chosen either not to employ African-Americans in their of ces or have chosen to employ one to save face. I use this letter to the editor not as an opportunity to rant and rave about racism in our local government, but as an opportunity to address the neglect of our local governments refusal to recognize the need. The age-old excuse of We have not had any African-Americans apply is just what it is an excuse. Hopefully, this article will not only open the eyes of the citizens of our beautiful county, but the elected of cials will also know this has been noticed and make the appropriate changes. One of Dr. Martin Luther Kings most adamant quotes was, Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. I have chosen not to remain silent. Alisa-Hand Hendels Concerned citizen Southerland backs bill to help rural infrastructure STEVE SOUTHERLAND Fireworks extravaganza planned for Independence Day Letters to the EDITOR Page 4 Thursday, April 11, 2013 Takes teamwork to clean a village JOAN MATEY | Special to the Times Jackie Cichy was one of many volunteers who got down and dirty to get the job done.

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Local The Times | A5 Thursday, April 11, 2013 the cuts, patching and compacting the base material in accordance with DOT standards, allowing the county to pave the road and the cuts all at the same time, Pierce said. The county will not let Eastpoint cut the road until after the board opens the bids for paving as Preble-Rish wants to make sure that there is not a problem with the bids and to minimize the time there is an open cut. The one exception will be the new RV park, if it is ready to go on line before the county opens the bids. The new RV park must have sewer to open, and with the force main under the road, the road must be cut in order to make the connection. Pierce said the existing septic tanks will be decommissioned in accordance with state law. At the same meeting, Pierce distributed a letter from the water and sewer district to Sheriff Mike Mock and Solid Waste Director Fonda Davis advising them of the severely degraded condition of the sewer lift station that serves the jail and the landll. The district said the lift station is a county responsibility, and wrote the district has continued to help service and make minor repairs to your dedicated lift station; however, the EWSD is not in a nancial position to make the necessary repairs your station needs The letter included a quote of $34,000 in repairs needed on the lift station. Pierce said he advised EWSD Administrator George Allen that the lift station is a part of the Eastpoint system, just like any other lift station, and EWSD is responsible for its operation and maintenance. The board took no immediate action on the request. Budget meeting scheduled for April 22 Clerk of Courts Marcia Johnson has scheduled a budget workshop for county commissioners on Monday, April 22, at 10 a.m. in the main courtroom in the courthouse. The focus of the workshop will be a discussion by the commission on proposed expenditures for next year. There are no state estimates on revenues yet, and Property Appraiser Rhonda Skipper has not nished her assessment. She expects to have preliminary numbers by June 1. Commissioners asked Johnson and Director of Administrative Services Alan Pierce to notify constitutional ofcers, department heads, the hospital advisory board and the health department of the meeting. Chairman Cheryl Sanders said the board wants to be informed of big capital outlays that may need to be addressed in the upcoming budget. Photographer seeks wooden shrimp boats Fine art photographer John E Adams is planning to visit Franklin County as part of his latest project, Evanescent Trawlers of the South, a photography study of the rapidly disappearing handcrafted wooden shrimp shing trawlers. Adams is an award-winning ne art photographer from Fernandina Beach. Northern Florida used to have some of the largest trawler building ports in the Southeast for many years. Now those skills have long passed, and the only reminder remaining of this amazing heritage is a small scattering of rapidly declining vessels spread throughout the Southern shrimping regions and ports, Adams said. Evanescent Trawlers of the South will consist of future exhibits and a book featuring as many of the remaining handmade wooden shrimping trawlers as can be located. The project plans include traveling more than 4,400 miles from the Carolinas to Louisiana to try and capture and preserve images of remaining wooden trawlers. Adams expects to capture process the nal prints and book before the end of the August. To learn more, contact Adams at 904729-8175 or at Thepres6@ hotmail.com or visit www. kickstarter.com/projects Airport drainage to be addressed County commissioners voted unanimously April 2 to approve a $10,800 task order at the Apalachicola Regional Airport for work assessing the drainage system to be done by AVCON, the countys airport engineers. DOT grant funds will pay the full amount. After the assessment, the Airport Committee will take recommendations on xing the drainage system since a portion of it has failed. There is $400,000 already awarded the county to x the drainage system. Weems Memorial Hospital Weems Medical Centers *NOTICE OF E LECTIO N S T G EO RG E I S L AND/A LLI GA TO R P OI N T FI R E D I S T R ICT SP ECI A L R EFE R E NDUM MAY 14, 2013 *V OTE R I N FO RMA TIO N* *MA IL BA LLOT ELECTIO N O N L Y* *BA LLOT S W ILL B E MA ILE D O N APR IL 25, 2013* T H E R E W ILL B E N O E AR L Y V OTI NG, AND N O O P E N P OLL S O N ELECTIO N DAY* BA LLOT S AR E DU E A T T H E F RANK LI N CO UN T Y SUP E RV I S O R OF ELECTIO NS OFFICE N O L A TE R T HAN 7:00 PM O N MAY 14, 2013 I f you should have any questions please contact our ofce at 850-653-9520 2089326 Gun Show April 13th & 14th Panama City Fairgrounds FREE PARKING Concealed Weapons Class Sat/Sun 11am or 2pm Floridagunshows.com Sat 9-5 Sun 10-4 By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star.com The Carrabelle city com mission has refused to lower a water bill for a River Road landlord who claims she didnt have the water turned on at the property. On April 4, Judy Hall asked the commissioners to forgive a $1,200 water bill for a house belonging to her daughter, Tara Norrick Hall said Norrick pur chased the house at 322 River Road near Halls own home and eventually plans to retire to Carrabelle. In the interim, Norrick is using the house as a rental property. In 2009, when the rst tenant was unable to afford the water deposit, Norrick paid it, according to Carra belle city staff, who said the tenant later had the water shut off when she vacated the house. At some point between 2010 and 2012, somebody turned the water back on without setting up an ac count with the city, according to City Clerk Keisha Smith. In June 2012, during a routine audit, the Carrabelle Water and Sewer depart ment discovered the water at the property had been turned on illegally. The wa ter to the house then was turned off by the city, and Norrick called the city of ces the next day, irate, and demanded the bill be sent to her, said Smith, who told commissioners Norrick said to not bill the tenants for the water. The city sent Norrick a bill for $1,231, which she did not immediately pay. According to Hall, in Jan uary 2013, Norrick wanted to clean the house and re quested the water be turned on. Renee Brannan, the citys water clerk, told her she would have to pay $600 of the bill and could appeal the rest of the bill in order to have water and sewer ser vice restored. Smith said Norrick was not charged a late fee and was only billed for the water actually used. At last weeks meeting, Hall argued her daughter should not be responsible for the illegally used water because she did not request the water at 322 River Road be turned on, but commis sioners disagreed. Mayor Curley Messer told Hall the city was not in the business of tracking down tenants who owe land lords money. City Attorney Dan Hart man agreed the owner of the property was responsible for water used by a tenant. Smith said because sev eral tenants had occupied the house over the period when water was stolen, the city had no way to deter mine which tenant should be billed. You literally have to catch the person in the act (of stealing service) to bring charges. said Com missioner Brenda LaPaz, who is charged with over seeing the water and sewer department. If I cant adjust water bills for senior citizens on xed incomes, Im not going to adjust for this, Commis sioner Charlotte Schneider said. The board voted unani mously to charge Norrick the full amount and instruct ed Brannan to arrange for payment of the balance over time if necessary. I would suggest to her, if she rents the house, to call and verify the utilities have been set up and that they have been paid when tenant leaves before returning the deposit, Smith said Landlord soaked for stolen water BRIEFS from page A3

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After reading the story The Dixie: Act One Miriam Hemphill, an Apalachicola native and sister of Willoughby Marshall shared the following memories. My years of frequent evenings at the Dixie were 1930-38. Then I went away to college and was home only at vacation times. I was married and living here when it closed, I think. Lots of memories of exciting evenings there. During the years I was going to the picture show there, no food or drink was sold in the theater. The Louis Caf had hot dogs (5 cents) and hamburgers (a dime) but we never bought those. Didnt have an extra nickel, I guess, and had just eaten supper. Willoughby and I used to go on Friday nights to the picture show and before it began we rushed into Robbins Drug Store across the street and bought allday suckers two for a nickel. We took turns paying for them from each of our 25-cents-a-week allowances. The picture show was 15 cents each. Our favorite sucker was the butterscotch. OF THE WEEK PET Franklin County Humane Society OSCAR! Oscar is a wiener dog of course and a miniature at that! He is about a year old, heartworm negative and house trained. He is a happy, social little dog and couldnt be cuter. If you are a fan of the low and go, come meet him. He is a doll!! VOLUNTEERS ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED TO SOCIALIZE WITH ALL OF OUR DOGS AND CATS. We are always looking for people willing to bring one of our animals into their home to be fostered for various needs. Anytime you can spare would be greatly appreciated. Call Karen at 670-8417 for more details or visit the Franklin County Humane Society at 244 State Road 65 in Eastpoint. You may logon to the website at www.forgottenpets.org to see more of our adoptable pets. CALL DEESON A/ C & HEATING T ODAY! 850-899-1375 CMC1249673 ATTENTION H O M EO W NE R S from NO CREDIT CHE C K! H ASSLE FREE FI N A NC I N G A VAILABLE! CO M PLETE S YSTE M I NSTALL Includes Indoor & Outdoor Units All Materials to change complete system out STA R TING AS LO W AS $ 130.18 PE R M ONT H NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING The Board of Commissioners of the Northwest Florida Regional Housing Authority will hold its Annual Meeting on April 23, 2013, at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 2725 Graves Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. E.D.S.T. The meeting will be open to the public. Owned and Operated by Robert & Amy Crosby GULF COAST A UTO PARTS & S ERVI C E (850)670-4593 | Hwy 98 Eastpoint (across from The Hut) | Open MonFri 8am 5pm The son of Robert Bing Crosby, everyone that knew and loved him called him Bingo. A few years ago Robert told his daddy about The Goal and Dream of owning an Auto Parts and Service Center. Bing and Robert had many father and son talks about the shop. Bing was a man of faith and knew with God anything was possible and with Roberts determination it all came together. Robert and his sister Madelyn Crosby Smith were a very large part of Bings life. Bing went home Feb 2nd 2008, he left both of his children with me. I invite everyone to stop by and visit. Get to know Robert and Amy, they are worth the stop. I love my children with all my heart. A Special Thank You to Madelyn Crosby Smith. (Mama) Anythings Possible LUB E / OI L C H ANG E BELT S & H O S E S TRANS M ISSI O NS QUALITY PARTS & SERVICE Society A6 | The Times Thursday, April 11, 2013 Jadelyn Elisea Frye turned 3 on Saturday, April 6, 2013. She is the daughter of Cynthia and Jack Frye Jr., of Apalachicola. She and her father share a birthday on this special day. Jadelyn celebrated with big brother Ethan Vonier, and family and friends, with a bowling birthday party at Rocket Lanes in Panama City. Maternal grandparents are Larry Stiefel, of Groveland, and Cindy Smith, of Apalachicola. Maternal greatgrandparents are Alvin Gloner, of South Florida, the late Rena Heusel, of Apalachicola; and the late Willard and Phyllis Stiefel, of Groveland. Paternal grandparents are Liz and Jack Frye Sr., of Apalachicola, and Angela Creamer, of Eastpoint. Paternal greatgrandparents are the late Willie and Ethel Creamer, of Eastpoint; and the late Rose Lee Mallon, of Apalachicola. Happy birthday, Bugg and Daddy. We love you! Memories of the 15-cent picture show Happy BIRTHDAY Jadelyn Frye turns 3

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Pamela Kinney I want to wish my beloved Pam a happy birthday. She would have been 27 on Monday, April 8. Unfortunately, her life was cut short on Aug. 14, 2005, and her murder is still unsolved. I miss her so much, and Im pleading to the public for help. If anyone knows something, please contact the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce at 670-8500. My family and I need your help. What would you do if it was your child? You would want someone to step forward and provide information. You would want justice. That is what I want, justice for Pamela Kinney. Please help me get justice for my child. LaCha Kinney-Bonner Washington, D.C. The United Methodist Churches of Franklin County Welcome You First United Methodist Church of Apalachicola Worship Service 11:00 a.m. every Sunday Sunday School 10:00 a.m. 75 5 th St. Apalachicola 653-9530 fumcapalach@gtcom.net Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis Carrabelle United Methodist Church Worship Services 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery Mondays 7-9 p.m. 102 NE Ave. B Carrabelle 697-3672 Pastor: Julie Stephens Eastpoint United Methodist Church Worship Service 10:00 a.m. every Sunday Healing service every fourth Monday at 7:00 p.m. 317 Patton Dr. (corner of David St.) 670-8825 Pastor: Rev. Beth White St. George Island United Methodist Church 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Fellowship Hour 201 E. Gulf Beach Dr. 9274635 www.sgiumc.org Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis Nursery now provided for Sunday Church Service First Pentecostal Holiness Church 379 Brownsville Road Apalachicola Were excited about what Gods doing!!! Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am Sunday Evening Service 6:00 pm Monday, Youth Group 6:30 pm Wednesday, Royal Rangers, G.A.P. 7:00 pm Wednesday Worship & Word 7:30 pm Nursery Provided during regular church services 7:00 7:00 First Baptist Church St. George Island 501 E. Bayshore Drive 927-2257 R. Michael Waley, Pastor Join us as we praise and worship the living Christ. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise. Psalm 145:3 Sunday Bible Study ................................................ 10:00am Worship Praise ........................................................ 11:00am Sunday Night ............................................................ 7:00pm Wednesday Power Hour ...................................... 7:00pm Wednesday Youth at S.P.L.A.S.H ....................... 7:00pm Walking in Christ R. Michael Whaley, Pastor WELCOMES YOU Church of the Ascension 101 NE First Street Carrabelle SUNDAY 10:00 AM WELCOMES YOU Church THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH (850) 274-4490 (850) 545-2578 Faith The Times | A7 Thursday, April 11, 2013 Arthur Joe Trigger Hutchinson, 40, founder and owner of AJs Neighborhood Bar & Grill in Apalachicola, passed Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Apalachicola. Funeral services were Saturday morning, April 6, at New Life First Born Church. Burial followed at Magnolia Cemetery, both in Apalachicola. The funeral cortege assembled at 10:15 a.m. at 249 Jacobie ONeal Lane in Apalachicola on Saturday. Trigger lay in state from 5-6 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the church. He was a native of Carrabelle and a 1990 graduate of Carrabelle High School and a resident of Apalachicola for 15 years. He attended Mt. Olive AME Church in Carrabelle and New Life First Born Church in Apalachicola. He leaves to cherish his memories and continue his legacy his wife, Tami Ray-Hutchinson; children, Deonte Hutchinson, Skyler Hutchinson and Tevin Ray; parents, Mary Ann Joseph and Phillip Rosier; grandparents, Ernest and Florine Andrews, and Arthur Hutt Hutchinson Sr.; siblings, Antoine Benjamin, Ronnie Joseph Jr., Phillip Rosier Jr., Taronne Rosier, Fondre Rosier, Commissioner Anginita Rosier, Joycelyn Rosier-Greer (Rod), Kokina Rosier and Evetta Thompson (Justin); and a host of other relatives and friends. Arthur Joe Hutchinson ARTHUR HUTCHINSON John Edward Lewis, 86, of Port St. Joe, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. He was born in Jennings on Nov. 26, 1926. He worked at St. Joe Paper Mill and retired from Florida Power Corporation after 23 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean conict. In his earlier years, John enjoyed traveling with his wife and they visited all of the states in the country. His passion was restoring old cars and he could be seen driving his Ole Dude, a restored 1936 Chevy around town. He was also an avid knife collector, and had a story to tell about each knife in his collection. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Lewis Wright. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty Lewis; his daughter, Jerrie Todd and husband, Greg; his son, Hal Lewis; and grandchildren, Megan and Meredith Todd, Kayleigh, Ashleigh and Bradley Lewis, all of Port St. Joe. Graveside services were Friday morning, April 5, at Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe with Father Phil Fortin ofciating. All services were under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home. John Edward Lewis Anita Saunders Townsend died on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at home in Crawfordville. She was predeceased by her husband, C.L. Townsend Sr.; two infant sons; her parents, Bill and Mattie Sanders, of Sopchoppy; and brothers, W.T. Sanders and J.D. Saunders. Anita was born Sept. 4, 1919, in Brunswick, Ga. She graduated from Sopchoppy High School in 1937 and took her nursing training at Chattahoochee State Hospital, becoming a registered nurse in 1941. She had a varied and successful nursing career. Her greatest accomplishment was being the public health nurse for Wakulla County from 1951 until 1989. Under her guidance, many improvements and programs were implemented for the citizens of Wakulla County. Her leadership in professional, church and community activities was recognized and appreciated by many in Wakulla County and the surrounding area. She loved Wakulla County and it loved her. Anita is survived by her sister, Juanita S. Roddenberry, of Sopchoppy; sons, C.L. Townsend Jr. of Plant City and Jack Light Townsend Sr. of Temple Terrace and their wives, Ione and Helen; eight grandsons and four great-grandsons; and a multitude of nieces, nephews and adopted daughters and sons. Pallbearers for Anita are her grandsons, Jack Light Townsend Jr., James Austin Jake Townsend, Barrett McCoy Bear Townsend, Nathan Leroy Townsend, Aaron Leroy Townsend, David Leroy Townsend, Heath Harlan Campbell and Jarrod Allen Campbell. Honorary pallbearers are Thurman Roddenberry, Billy Roddenberry, Lagran Saunders, Jack Henderson, Dennis Tucker, Johnny Daniels, Ken Stoney Burke, Don Davis, Jayson Kirk, John Townsend, Dale Townsend, Ralph Coleman, Doug Townsend and Lyn Townsend. In lieu of owers, the family requests donations be made to either The Anita Townsend Nursing Scholarship at Wakulla Academic Boosters, 3042 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327; Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308; or Benevolence Fund, First Baptist, 3086 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327. The family received friends on Tuesday evening, April 9, at First Baptist Church, Crawfordville. Funeral services were Wednesday morning, April 10, at First Baptist Church, Crawfordville. Graveside services followed at West Sopchoppy Cemetery, Sopchoppy. Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel, Crawfordville, is assisting the family with arrangements.Anita Saunders T ownsend ANIT A TOWNSEND Obituaries Quilts of Valor chapter forming A chapter of the national organization Quilts of Valor is forming at the Carrabelle Beach RV Center, 1843 U.S. 98 W. The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover all combat service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. These are small (55-by-65-inch) quilts often in patriotic colors. The local group will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays. You do not need to know how to quilt to participate, just have a desire to make a little difference to those who are serving or have served. There will be plenty of work cutting, pressing and sorting. Donations of fabric will be accepted. If you can, bring your own sewing equipment and supplies. For information, call 816-803-2880 or 697-2638. Flotilla to honor those lost at sea A Memorial Flotilla, to honor and remember all who have died at sea, will be April 20, when the 1877 Gulf Coast Schooner Governor Stone will be in Apalachicola. The schooner will be part of the 15th annual Antique and Classic Boat Show at Riverfront Park on Water Street. Capt. Robin Walbridge, who was lost at sea when the square rigged ship HMS Bounty sank during Hurricane Sandy, came to Apalachicola in the l980s. He offered the Captains Course to local seafood workers. This would allow them to take people out shing and increase their income possibilities. After the Governor Stone arrived in Apalachicola in 1990, he often skippered the vessel on Apalachicola Bay, and taught us a great deal about sailing a traditional gaff-rigged vessel. He was a wonderful sailor and teacher. The Friends of the Governor Stone, Inc., current owners and operators of the vessel, want to honor his memory by sailing out on Apalachicola Bay and casting owers on the water. We invite all who wish to join us to bring their boats to make a otilla to remember our family member and friends who have been lost at sea. Natural owers please no plastic. The schooner will leave Riverfront Park at 3 p.m. For more information, call Kristin Anderson at 653-2249 or email Kristin@kristinworks.com. Did you enjoy Super Saturday last week? There was a lot to do and a lot to be a part of. The golf club breakfast and Tonyas Hope drew big crowds. Thanks to those who worked hard to pull them together and thank you very much for your support. The lucky number dollar amount at Wednesday Night Bingo is still growing. If you bingo on the lucky number during any part of the last three-part social game, youll win that game amount plus the lucky number amount. Come join us on Wednesday night at Chillas Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. The bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Cookies, soft drinks and coffee are available. Hope to see you there. Lunch on Thursday is served at noon at the Franklin County Senior Center, 201 Ave. F, Carrabelle. Thanks to Sue and our other faithful volunteers. A donation of $4 is required. Friday and Sunday evenings will nd us at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. Between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m., you can get a huge hamburger and chips for a donation of $6. Sunday evening is Pizza Night. Orders taken from 5-7 p.m. Pizza by the slice is $1 each. Eat-in pizza is $8, and takeout is $10. Come enjoy the pizza and the many other things to do. The Legion is open 4-10 p.m. daily. Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 20, because from 9-11 a.m. you can get your sugar x at the pancake breakfast at Lanark Village Boat Club. A good full breakfast and still only $5. On Saturday afternoon, starting at 3 p.m. we will have picnic in the park and the pine cone kick-off. Bring a dish to share. The association will furnish hamburgers and hot dogs. Saturday evening is the birthday bash at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. The songbird and Ann Merrell and others will keep the music going for us. Saturday, April 27, is another big day. Members of the Lanark Village Golf Club will have a yard sale on our golf course from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by and look around. Theres got to be something you simply cant live without. Also on Saturday is your annual Riverfront Festival on Marine Street in Carrabelle. More on this later. Remember volunteers make it happen. Become one today. Be kind to one another; check in on the sick and housebound, and keep smiling. You may not feel any better but everyone else will wonder what youre up to. Until next time, God bless America, our troops, and the poor, homeless and hungry. In Loving MEMOR Y LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh Winnings still amassing for lucky number prize Faith BRIEFS

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HUGE SAVINGS ON T H OUSANDS OF I TEMS APRIL 12 & 13 FRIDAY 7AM6PM ET & S ATURDAY 7AM 5PM ET 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, Apr. 11 75 62 50 % Fri, Apr. 12 74 55 50 % Sat, Apr. 13 73 58 0 % Sun, Apr. 14 75 62 40 % Mon, Apr. 15 77 62 20 % Tues, Apr. 16 77 62 30 % Wed, Apr. 17 77 63 10 % By STAN KIRKLAND Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission The number of bear-related calls received by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are on the rise in Northwest Florida. In 2002, the FWC logged 118 calls for the 16-county area stretching from Escambia County to Jefferson County. In 2012, that number rocketed to almost 1,700 calls. Bears are driven by the urge to eat and it doesnt matter to them whether its garbage or other easy sources of food such as bird seed or pet food. The key to keeping bears in the wild and out of your yard is denying them easy access to food. In Wakulla County, which has experienced a rapid human growth and rise in bear complaints in the past several years, two things have transpired to reduce human-bear con icts. For one thing, garbage pick-up is mandatory for all residents. Problems with garbage sitting for days in cans in outlying areas and becoming a target for hungry bears have been mostly resolved. Secondly, Waste Pro, the waste service company in the county, makes modi ed and bearresistant cans available to residents experiencing bear problems. Residents can receive a modi ed trash can for and extra fee. Even with the extra fee, many residents keep their garbage secured in the wildliferesistant cans. In nearby Franklin County, the developers of St. James Bay, a planned residential development that will eventually total almost 500 homes, require the use of bear-resistant cans. To the west, theres no better example of a proactive approach in reducing bear issues than on U.S. Air Force Bases Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County. Several years ago, Hurlburt Field of cials required the use of bear-resistant garbage cans and dumpsters of all base personnel, and implemented an education program on the dos and donts when living near bears. They were able to document more than a 70 percent decline in calls and complaints about bears. Elsewhere in Okaloosa County, communities and governmental leaders are working with the FWC to reduce human-bear con icts. For example, Fort Walton Beach has retrotted old plastic-lid dumpsters with reinforced lids to keep bears from raiding them for food scraps. The city also is installing inexpensive gate-hasp hardware on existing garbage cans to keep bears from household garbage. The nearby cities of Mary Esther and Valparaiso are similarly retro tting garbage cans used by residents. Although there are other notable successes in dealing with bears, the key to drastically reducing the number of problems in the future is cooperation between county governmental leaders and waste service companies to make reasonable options available for residents to keep their garbage secure. Providing bear-resistant garbage cans to the public and a willingness by the public to use those cans are the most important components needed to reduce human-bear con icts. Denying bears easy access to food is key to prevention STAFF SGT. ERIC THOMAS | Special to The Times A bear pilfers through a Dumpster at Tyndall Air Force Base. Blue-eyed grass thrives on neglect. This hardy little member of the iris family is common to open moist habitats throughout Florida. A perennial evergreen, this cheery little plant blooms profusely in the spring and then spends the rest of the year as a clump of thin grass-like leaves. The blue color of the wild form is stunning. Cultivars are available in white, rose and pink. Like other irises, blue-eyed grass slowly spreads outwards by forming pups off of the main leaf cluster. Mature plants form a clump of foliage 12 to 28 inches across and 6 inches tall. Clusters bene t from periodic division, and old plants may develop a bald spot in the center. Because it grows from a kind of bulb called a corm, it can survive periodic drought but will rot if it remains sodden for too long or is heavily mulched. It is salt-tolerant and grows well on barrier islands and in coastal gardens. The little star-shaped owers rise on stiff stalks that may stand a foot or so above the leaf mass. Individual owers are open for only about a day, but multiple owers are produced on the same stalk, blooming one after another for several weeks, and one stalk can have multiple owers open at the time. In our area, this plant may bloom for up to six weeks in the early spring. Blue-eyed grass may be propagated from seed, but it is easier to simply divide a clump using a sharp-edged spade. Although it prefers moist soils, blue-eyed grass can be grown in most Florida landscape settings. Use this plant along walkways and the edges of planting beds, plant it in mass or scatter it through a wetland meadow. It is a satisfactory container plant, too, but bear in mind the bloom period is shorter than annuals like petunias and marigolds. Grouping blue-eyed grass with other owering plants can extend the color and the grassy foliage can add an attractive accent and can be cut back to soil level of it becomes shabby. Blue-eyed grasses were once considered to be a complex group of species and subspecies but most botanists now group native blueeyed grass in Florida into a single species, Sisyrinchium angustifolia found from Newfoundland and Quebec to southern Florida and west to eastern Texas. Its native habitat is open woods, moist pinelands, elds, meadows, marshes, the edges of swamps and grassy roadsides. BEAR-HUMAN CONFLICT POMPANO ARRIVE TOMMY HOLLAND | Special to the Times The pompano have just begun to show up here in our little part of the northern Gulf. The angler is one of the Edmisten party aboard Captain Tommy Hollands boat on April 2. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida pompano are common in inshore and nearshore waters, especially along sandy beaches, along oyster banks, and over grass beds. They are often in turbid water and may be found in water as deep as 130 feet. These sh spawn offshore between March and September. They feed on mollusks and crustaceans, especially sand eas. Local movements are in uenced by the tide, and seasonal movements are in uenced by temperature. The state record was an 8-pound, 4-ounce monster, caught near Port St. Joe. BUDS N BUGS Lois Swoboda Hardy blue-eyed grass is Florida-friendly Page 8 Thursday, April 11, 2013 LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Blue-eyed grass grows on St. George Island. SPONSORED BY Freshwater Inshore Sheepshead are the talk of the town this week with good reports from Mexico Beach to Indian Pass. St Joe Bay is a great place to start looking for these sh around the docks, pillings and the seawall outside of the marina. The old shipping channel markers in the west end of the bay are another go-to spot for sheepshead shing. Some Spanish mackerel are here, but not in good numbers. Slow trolling close to the beach and out by the buoys will be the hot spots this week. Local waters are back to normal this week from last months oods and cold. Decent reports are starting to come in from Depot, Howard and Lake Wimico this week. Most local anglers are shing for painted bream in the back waters off the main channels in the big river, and the cat sh bite is improving as well.

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CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA SPORTS www.apalachtimes.com A Section Gulfside IGA PL A YER OF THE WEEK S P ON S OR Franklin County junior right-hander James Newell pitched the Seahawks to a 6-3 win April 2 at Port St. Joe, striking out 10 and giving up just one earned run. Coach Mike Emerson said the 5 Newell walked just one batter over the course of two games. Hes thrown a lot of strikes, said Emerson. Hes giving us a chance to win. Congratulations, James! Hometown Proud (850)653-9695 Carrabelle Dental Clinic Caring, Friendly Sta Times of Operation: Monday-Thursday 7:30am 6:00pm Located At: 106 N.E. 5th Street Carrabelle, FL 32322 850-697-4121 Renee Parrish, D.M.D ACCEP T ING: Eligible children from the ages of 6 months to 20 years who have Medicaid and/or uninsured. SERVICE S FOR CHILDREN: E arly H ead Start / H ead Start All services for our children are free with no cost to the parent. **Emergency services for Adults are also available (Please call for details).** Exams X-rays Cleanings Fluoride Pulp Treatments Stainless-Steel Crowns Sealant Fillings Extractions By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@starfl.com Franklin County junior righthander James Newell twirled a masterful game April 2 at Port St. Joe, as the Seahawks topped the Tiger Sharks 6-3. This game he threw well, coach Mike Emerson said. Hes not walking anybody. Hes throwing a lot of strikes, and his curve ball is working well. Newell struck out 10, with the Seahawks giving him the necessary firepower with three runs in the third and another three in the fifth. Senior Skyler Hutchinson fueled the offensive performance by going 2 for 4 at the plate, with a double and a single. St. Joe scored a run in each of the first, third and seventh innings, but only one was earned. The Seahawks four errors helped enable the other runs to cross home plate. Errors turned out to be a problem on April 4 at home, when the Seahawks fell 10-2 to the Bozeman Bucks. Bozeman scored four in an explosive sixth inning in which Franklin County committed three errors. It was a combination of not hitting and making too many errors, and a lack of concentration on the kids part, said Emerson. Its just one of those things. Bozeman scored two in the rst, but the Seahawks countered with a run in the bottom of the inning, Franklin County tied it with a run in the third, but Bozeman went ahead with one in the fourth, two in the fth, four in the sixth and one in the seventh. On Friday at Senior Night, the Seahawks honored Ellis Wilson, Zach Howze, Chase Golden, Seth Rogers and Skyler Hutchinson. The moment was especially poignant, as Hutchinson, escorted by his mom Lisa Walden and close relatives, spoke in his written statement read over the loudspeaker of the support given him by his father, Arthur Trigger Hutchinson, who had died just a few days earlier. Hutchinson had pitched against Bozeman, so Newell took the mound and fought tough before the Seahawks fell 4-2. We lost because of errors, Emerson said, noting that South Walton got a run in the first that was made possible by a thirdbase error. South Walton scored two in the second and a fourth run in the fourth, also on an error. The Seahawks scored one in the sixth, when Newell singled with two outs, and after they walked Rogers, Golden smacked a single to score Newell from second. In the seventh, junior Graham Kirvin singled, and then junior Logan McLeod walked. Sophomore Trenton Lee grounded into a fielders choice, and Kirvin was thrown out at third, setting up a one-out, twoon situation. An error by the South Walton shortstop loaded the bases, and then junior Alex Causey hit a fly ball that was caught two feet short of the fence, with the sacrifice scoring McLeod. We had chances, Emerson said. Newell threw a great game, striking out five, giving up no walks, eight hits and two earned runs. On March 29 at home against St. Joe, the Seahawks fell 8-2, in part because of six errors and a dozen men left on base. You cant win when you do that, Emerson said. In the last home game of the season Tuesday night, the Seahawks lost 10-5 to Blountstown, managing only two hits. The Seahawks scored two in the fourth and three in the sixth, but Blountstown had a dozen hits and scored two in the first, two in the second, two in the fourth, three in the sixth and one in the seventh to generate the win, despite committing six errors. The Seahawks kept their error total down to two. Page 9 Thursday, April 11, 2013 Seahawks top Port St. Joe, fall on Senior Night PHIL COALE | Special to the Times Seahawk players honored at last weeks Senior Night ceremony are, from left, Ellis Wilson, Zach Howze, Chase Golden, Seth Rogers and Skyler Hutchinson. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com The Lady Seahawks have been on a winning streak of late, winning six in a row, including sweeping two doubleheaders, as they prepare for the postseason. Its stinkin fantastic, coach Lisa Sweatt said after Senior Night ceremonies, in which the team honored Chena Segree, Christina Collins and Anna Lee. I set the schedule up so our hard games were at the beginning of the season, Sweatt said. Right now were nally coming into our own and peaking right at the right time. Were playing together as a team, leading us right into districts. The team edged South Walton 6-5 at Senior Night, taking it down to the seventh inning before earning the win. The win streak started with a 10-1 win at home against Wewa on March 29 and continued April 2 at home against Blountstown when the Lady Seahawks swept a double header 3-1 and 11-6. In the opener, eighth-grader Scout Segree went 2-3 in ve innings. She singled in the rst and fth innings. Chena Segree brought the heat against Blountstown during her outing. Blountstown managed just two hits off of Segree, who allowed no earned runs, walked four and struck out two during her ve innings of work. The Lady Seahawks stayed on top until the nal out after taking the lead in the second, scoring one run on an RBI single by Collins. Franklin County pushed across one run in both the third inning and the fth. In the third, Chena Segree scored on an RBI double by Lee. In the fourth inning, Blountstown pushed across its only run of the day on an error. In the nightcap, junior Morgan Mock went 2 for 4 as the Lady Seahawks took home an 11-6 victory over ve innings. She singled in the rst and second innings. Franklin County stayed on top until the nal out after taking the lead in the rst, scoring one run on a passed ball. They tacked on another three runs in the second. The inning looked promising, as Mock singled, scoring Collins to kick things off. That was followed up by junior Ally Millenders single, plating freshman Krista Martina and Mock. After pushing across three runs in the top of the fourth, Blountstown faced just a 4-3 de cit. But Franklin County quickly matched Blountstowns strong inning with a seven-run inning of its own in the fourth. The runs scored on a two-run single by Scout Segree, a two-run error, a two-run single by Collins and an RBI single by Martina. Three runs in the top of the fth helped Blountstown close its de cit to 11-6. But Chena Segree got a ground-out to end the game. At home Monday, the Lady Seahawks swept a doubleheader against Bozeman, winning 12-9 and 9-2. With a record of 11-8, the Lady Seahawks open postseason play Monday in Port St. Joe, where they will face Bozeman in the opening game of the district tourney. Sweatt said some players are nursing injuries, not unusual for late in the season. She has moved Miranda McLeod up to varsity as an eighth-grader. Shes just a breath of fresh air for our team, Sweatt said. She has so much heart, and she is such a good sport and cheers everybody on. Shes gotten some appearances at the plate and is getting better every day. Sweatt continues to rotate starting pitchers Chena Segree and Martina. I have a team full of utility players, Sweatt said. Everybodys been kind of rotating positions to make our best defense. Lady Seahawks win six in a row PHIL COALE | Special to the Times Lady Seahawk players honored at last weeks Senior Night ceremony are, from left, Christina Collins, Chena Segree and Anna Lee. Times readers who want to see more photos or to buy them, contact Phil Coale at tigersports1@live.com or 379-8049.

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Local A10 | The Times Thursday, April 11, 2013 do for visitors and promoting the environment and all the great things we have in Franklin County. If we have done all this with the 2 percent we collect, what can we do with more? If we increase it by 2 percent, that will be an additional $800,000 per year. Thats about $65,000 monthly, she said. Jackel received universal support from the TDC board members. Alice Collins of Collins Vacation Rentals said, Oh gosh, if its 4 percent, its half of what I pay somewhere else. I dont think youll nd too many lodging vendors who arent in favor of this. Rex Pennycuff said, No one wants to raise taxes but Im in favor of this tax. This is a user tax. I would venture to say that 98 percent of the people in this room will never pay a penny of this tax. In a telephone interview, Kathy Robinson, who has interests in real estate, vacation rentals and charter shing, said she had mixed feelings about the increase. Im not against it, she said. We can probably do some good things with that money. But, people do come here because its more affordable than surrounding areas. This will increase the cost of lodgings. People do pay attention to taxes. When I book a rental I am careful to quote the cost and point out the amount of tax that will be charged. At least one local lodging provider spoke out strongly against even the existing bed tax in an interview following the TDC meeting. Jimmy Mosconis, owner of the Bay City Lodge, called it taxation without representation. It hasnt helped me one iota and I want out of it, he said. He pointed out that in Bay County, only vendors to the west of the Hathaway Bridge in the tourism oriented beach area must pay the bed tax. TDC member Chester Reese of Carrabelle said, If you look at us we are the lowest in such a great rental area. Everyones going to bene t from this. I support this tax. A 4 percent bed tax is smaller than large metro areas like Miami-Dade (9 percent), and New York City (12 percent). Orlando in Orange County collects 5 percent as do Sarasota, Miami Beach and Leon County. Key West collects 4 percent with a 2 percent add on for conventions. All other coastal Panhandle counties collect 4 to 5 percent. Jackel said the money could be used to increase funding to the visitor centers, renovate the Armory and improve water access. Collins suggested some of the money could go towards international marketing. Jackel urged the board members to take the proposal directly to the county commission. If you take it to referendum, youll never see a dollar this year, she said. She said that if the TDC asked for two 1 percent increases in the tax, only a majority vote of at least 3-2 would be needed. But, if the TDC requested a 2 percent hike, four of the ve county commissioners must support the increase. She speculated that, if the increase passed in May, the TDC could begin collecting the increased tax in June. Diana Prickett, owner of Resort Vacation Properties, said the transition would take longer because existing rentals would have to be informed of the increase. Collins said the transition would take at least three months. Reese said he wanted to be sure the majority of lodging providers backed the increase before approaching the county commission. Id just like to see as many rental providers on board as we can, he said. Blair said he believed more time was needed to communicate the idea to vendors. I think it might be smart for the TDC to send a letter to each lodging provider notifying them this is our plan and this is why we are doing this, Collins said. Blair suggested lodging vendors be invited to the next TDC meeting to discuss the increase. The board voted unanimously to contact all lodging vendors with the plan and invite them to join the discussion. CC LAND ROAD CIGP PROJECT PROJECT # 007.105 NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS CC LAND ROAD CIGP PROJECT CC Land Road CIGP Project. Bids will be received until on tractors 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 By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@starfl.co m After several contentious meetings, the Tourist Development Council has ordered the Apalachicola Maritime Museum to alter a sign at the St. George Island Visitor Center. The sign was part of a triptych; three signs mounted together, one advertising the visitor center, one advertising the Lighthouse Museum and Gift Shop and one crediting the TDC for supporting the two facilities. Terry Kemp, treasurer for the St. George Island Lighthouse Association, said the association, the maritime museum (AMM) and TDC board member Alice Collins worked together on the design for the signs and on choosing a vendor to create them. Kemp said her association paid for the sign advertising the lighthouse museum. The lighthouse association and the visitor center split the cost of the TDC sign and the installation of the triptych, about $4,300 total. George Kirvin Floyd, founder of the AMM, said the visitor center sign was approved and paid for by the TDC. The visitor center sign reads St. George Island, Of cial Host Visitor Center and incorporates the logo of the AMM including the slogan, Maritime Museum, Events Trips and Training. At the April 3 TDC meeting, the content of the sign was criticized as promoting the AMM directly. There is no separation of the business and services they provide and the visitor center. said TDC board member Rex Pennycuff. I dont think visually that you can make that distinction. Im gonna speak for a lot of people and the consensus Ive heard is that they are promoting themselves. Fishing guide Charles Wilson said, Thats the consensus of some of the guides. I dont think TDC money can be used to bene t one person or one business. I think thats illegal. TDC member Chester Reese, who also is charter shing captain, moved that offensive language be removed from the sign. I think it will bring people in, said Collins, who also owns a St. George island vacation rental company. Lets not take it off right now. I think it helps us promote from Franklin County. The TDC voted to instruct the AMM to remove their slogan from the sign, with Collins, Frank Cook and Paul Parker opposed. Fishing guides speak out at committee hearing The move came after several St. George Island merchants attended the March 6 meeting of the TDC and expressed concerns about the operation of the visitor center and the sign. In response to their complaints, the TDC appointed a committee to discuss the operation of the visitor center at a March 28 special meeting held at the Eastpoint Firehouse. The committee, Cal Allen, Pennycuff and Reese, was accompanied by TDC staffers Curt Blair and Fran Edwards. About 25 people, many of them shing guides, attended that meeting. Pennycuff told the group that the operation of the visitor centers was on the table for discussion, but the sign would be an agenda item at the regular April TDC meeting. We want to discuss how the visitor centers have worked in the past and even the playing eld for everyone involved, he said. Newt Colston, president of the St. George Island Civic Association, said he and about 125 island residents who had formerly volunteered at the visitor center had concerns about the knowledge of the current staff. We had a lot of knowledge. A lot of the staff now are young folks who havent grown up on St. George Island and dont know about the businesses, he said. Colston said he knew of an instance when a visitor had been told he must go to Apalachicola to buy bait. Folks are disappointed with the knowledge of people working there. Not that these kids are bad or anything else; they just dont know, he said. Jennifer Daniels, who Floyd said was in charge of staf ng at the visitor center, told the meeting that the printed visitor guide created by the TDC was the source for any information given to visitors, and that a copy of it is given to everybody who entered the visitor center. In a telephone interview following the meeting, Floyd said the visitor center was staffed with AMM employees and on-the-job trainees provided and paid by the Workforce Center in Panama City. He said the Workforce trainees often worked only brie y before leaving to take advantage of other educational opportunities. He said training of staff was ongoing. Augusta West, executive director of AMM, said any county merchant was welcome to display brochures and business cards at the visitor center. I welcome this (meeting as a) public forum, she said. Blair said the committee meeting would allow the TDC to sort through some issues in a very speci c way. He said he believed any misunderstanding or disagreement was merely the result of the transition in administration of the visitor center. Floyd said some island businesses were unhappy because his employees were distributing the TDC directory instead of a short list of shing guides restricted to those based on the island, which he said was distributed by the former regime. Speaking after the meeting, former visitor center volunteers said lists of various businesses, especially restaurants, were distributed but none recalled a short list of island guides. Questions raised on museums business Some members of the audience expressed concern that, AMM, a registered 501c3 not-for-pro t corporation, offers kayak rentals and charters boats. Do you think its fair for somebody who owns a guide service to run the visitor center on the island? asked Alan Woodduck Richards. Charter Captain Rex Phipps said, We contribute to bed tax. We are entertainers. I buy insurance. I buy brochures. Were spending a lot of money to make our telephones ring. We just want equal footing. If the TDC would respect that Id be eternally grateful. Floyd said that all not-for-profits raise money. The St. George Island Lighthouse Association sold memberships, bricks and climbs. We stopped all of that, he said. Its about educating for our maritime heritage. We do a lot of education. Angela Troy, owner of Island Out tters, accused Floyd of booking reservations for AMM activities at the visitor center. Floyd denied doing so. Troys allegations that tours and rentals were booked at the visitor center are supported by statements from several former volunteers who said they were immediately trained to book reservations for AMM when the maritime museum took over the visitor center. Floyd said island merchants had spied on the visitor center. He said a survey carried out by his staff in March showed fewer than 2 percent of visitor center inquiries dealt with kayak rentals. On the St George Island Visitor Center web page theres a huge icon that goes straight to the Apalachicola Maritime Museum, said Troy. Blair said the icon had been removed. The website link was there for lighthouse association, said West. We just changed the link to the maritime museum. She said several county businesses, including AMM, had not been listed on the web directory for the island visitor center when AMM took possession. Blair said it was dif cult to keep business listings up to date. Floyd said he plans to update the business listings for the visitor center website. He said his employees will visit individual businesses so they have rst hand information. Pennycuff said Daniels recently visited his Eastpoint store and BED TAX from page A1 TDC reverses stand on island sign See TDC A11

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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 interviewed him. Pennycuff adjourned the fact nding meeting after an hour. He summed up the discussion by saying the committee would take everyones concerns back to the TDC. Our hope is we can treat everyone as fair as we possibly can, he said. Chamber offered to consider managing center At the regular April 3 TDC meeting, Reese told the board the factnding meeting had been very calm and open. He said the TDC needs to provide a basic roadmap for visitor centers about how to approach people when they walk through the door. TDC Chair Pinki Jackel asked if the committee had recommendations. Reese said the TDC should sign a contract with each visitor center. All and only Franklin County businesses should be represented at the centers and no speci c business should ever be named. He suggested staff be uniformly trained and that centers should investigate ways to promote county businesses. Reese asked if a not-or-profit must manage the centers. Blaire said the original TDC policy was for chambers of commerce to manage the centers, but because the island never formed a chamber, the TDC signed a one-year contract in 2007 with the lighthouse association to staff the visitor center, which was renewed annually. In March 2012, the lighthouse association informed the TDC that they would not renew their contract, which expired Oct. 1. After the island civic association and other not-forpro ts expressed no interest in managing the center, the TDC chose AMM, based in Apalachicola, to run it. Beverly Hewitt, who serves on both the TDC and the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, said Chamber Director Anita Grove was rebuffed by the TDC board when she offered to approach her chamber board about possibly running the center. AMM signed an agreement in Sept.2012, to assume leadership at the visitor center, beginning Oct. 1. While the TDC footed the bill for the visitor center sign, more than $6,000, it is unclear whether they approved the design. Hewitt said she does not believe the verbiage was discussed. Parker and Allen both say they dont remember. Members of the lighthouse association say the design was set before Collins took the proposal before the TDC. Floyd said he is sure the content was discussed at the Jan. 2 TDC meeting and that Parker raised concerns about the signs content. Floyd said the word Apalachicola was removed from the logo in deference to TDC concerns. He said he plans to have the signmaker match the paint and cover the slogan but is disappointed that so much controversy erupted. This should be about what people visiting the area want to know and not about ghting over a sign, Floyd said. During the discussion at the April meeting, Hewitt suggested that in the future, all visitor center signs be identical. Jackel said this could be a topic for discussion at future TDC marketing committee meetings. He is under investigation for computerrelated crimes, said Johnson. He does not have a warrant yet. Diorio was reported missing on Tuesday, April 2 at 4 p.m., prompting investigators to ping his phone to obtain the gps coordinates that might con rm his location. It came back to a long-lat (longitudelatitude) at Duck Lake, just north of Lanark, off of Lake Morality Road, said Johnson. An emergency request to Verizon was able to determine a more precise location for the telephone. We rode out to the coordinates and we didnt see his truck so we called FWC, said Johnson. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission helicopter eventually located the green 1996 Dodge Ram truck from the air. When we got to the truck he was not there but his phone was, said Johnson. Clothes and tools were in the truck, but nothing out of the ordinary. The Department of Corrections k-9 team searched the area, rst with beagles then with bloodhounds, but found no trace of Diorio. FWC of cers fanned out on foot until darkness, and then again Wednesday morning. Of cers interviewed friends and family, and again Johnson would not con rm what law enforcement had learned, hinting only that there were suspicions that one or more of these individuals might know the whereabouts of the 5, 170-pound Diorio, who has green eyes and brown hair. He also has a criminal record, and is on probation for four May 2011 offenses, two in Franklin County and two in Wakulla. In Dec. 2011, he was found guilty of misdemeanor criminal mischief, and grand theft under $5,000, in Wakulla, and sentenced to two years probation. Also that month, he received three-years probation in Franklin County for traf cking in stolen property. Anyone having information about Diorio is asked to call Johnson at 670-8083. MISSING from page A1 TDC from page A1 PHOTOS BY LOIS SWOBODA | The Times The controversial sign at the St. George Island Visitor Center. Captains Junior Holland, Charles Wilson and Ken Finch and Kathy Robinson of Robinson Realty and Robinson Brothers Guide Service attended the April 3 meeting of the TDC.

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B12| The Times Thursday, April 11, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS 90664T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010-CA000038 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, v. BILLIE J. ADAMS; STEPHEN H. ADAMS; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order on Plaintiff’s Motion to Cancel and Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated March 11, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA000038 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 10th day of July, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. on the Front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 6, BLOCK 3, SUN ‘N SAND, UNIT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2008 DESTINY MANUFACTURED HOME, SERIAL NUMBER DISH03537GAA/B. Any person claiming an interst in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Court Administrator FL Phone: (850)577-4401 DATED AT APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA THIS 13TH DAY OF MARCH, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk April 4, 11, 2013 90666T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2011-CA000419 PNC Bank, National Association, Plaintiff, vs. Vera M. Snider and Vera S. Dudley, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated March 11, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA000419 of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein PNC Bank, National Association, Plaintiff and Vera M. Snider and Vera S. Dudley are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Marcia M. Johnson, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE WEST FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED ON HWY 98, IN APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on June 27, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: COMMENCE AT THE ABUTMENT OF THE SOUTH APPROACH OF THE CARRABELLE RIVER BRIDGE WITH THE CENTERLINE OF STATE ROAD NO: 30 (U.S. HIGHWAY NO: 98) AND RUN SOUTH 21 DEGREES 57 DEGREES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID CENTERLINE 100.00 FEET, THENCE LEAVING SAID CENTERLINE RUN NORTH 63 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 68.00 FEET TO THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OFWAY BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD NO: 30 (U.S. HIGHWAY NO: 98), THENCE RUN SOUTH 21 DEGREES 75 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 351.90 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION OF SAID WESTERLY RIGHTOF-WAY BOUNDARY WITH THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD NO: S-379 (RIVER ROAD), THENCE RUN NORTH 76 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHTOF-WAY BOUNDARY 1230.40 FEET TO AN IRON ROD AND CAP (MARKED #4261) MARKING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE NORTH 76 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 127.81 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (MARKED #2919), THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY RUN NORTH 13 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST 114.09 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF THE CARRABELLE RIVER, THENCE RUN SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE AS FOLLOWS: SOUTH 74 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 52 SECONDS EAST 76.71 FEET, SOUTH 86 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 11 SECONDS EAST 6.26 FEET, SOUTH 76 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST 12.15 FEET, SOUTH 70 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST 18.64 FEET, SOUTH 76 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 03 SECONDS EAST 19.85 FEET, THENCE LEAVING SAID APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE RUN SOUTH 15 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST 109.27 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTERST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301; (850)577-4430 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Marcia M. Johnson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Franklin County, Florida Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk of Court Submitted By: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561)998-6700 (561)998-6707 April 4, 11, 2013 90682T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 19-2012CA-000449 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF HTE ASSET BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2002-HE1 Plaintiff, v. CAROL THOMPSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CAROL THOMPSON; BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA; 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: CAROL THOMPSON Last Known Address: 495 McIntyre Road Carrabelle, Florida 32322 Current Address: Unknown Previous Address: 496 Avenue A, Apt. F Eastpoint, FL 323283485 Previous Address: 192 14th Street Apalachicola, Florida 32320 TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CAROL THOMPSON Last Known Address: 495 McIntyre Road Carrabelle, Florida 32322 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 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: PARCEL L: COMMENCE AT AN OLD IRON PIPE MARKING THE NORTHEAST COMER OF THE 6.00 ACRE TRACT OF LAND DEEDED TO MORRIS H. MILLER AND LOLA MILLER, HIS WIFE, AS RECORDED IN DEED BOOK P. P., PAGES 287 TO 288, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID OLD IRON PIPE BEING ON THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF THE SEABOARD AIRLINE RAILROAD (ORIGINALLY THE GEORGIA, FLORIDA & ALABAMA RAILROAD) (ABANDONED), AND THENCE RUN SOUTH 03 DEGREES 25 MINUTES EAST (BEARING BASE) ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 120 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTINUE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 25 MINUTES EAST ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT-OFWAY BOUNDARY 59 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE LEAVING SAID WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY RUN SOUTH 87 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 03 SECONDS WEST 149.78 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN NORTH 03 DEGREES 25 MINUTES WEST 64.8 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 49 MINUTES EAST 150.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 3 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL 2: COMMENCING AT A POINT ON THE RIGHT OF WAY OF THE SEABOARD AIR LINE RAILROAD, ORIGINALLY THE GEORGIA, FLORIDA AND ALABAMA RAILROAD RIGHT OF WAY DIRECTLY OPPOSITE OR ACROSS THE TRACK FROM THE THIRTEEN (13) MILE POST, RUNNING THENCE SOUTH ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY (150) FEET TO A STALE; THENCE REVERSE THIS LINE AND RUN NORTH THE DISTANCE OF 208.7 FEET TO A POINT, WHICH IS THE POINT OF BEGINNING FOR THE LAND HEREIN CONVEYED; FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN THENCE WEST THE DISTANCE OF 150 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 120 FEET; THENCE EAST 150 FEET; THENCE NORTH 120 FEET AND/OR TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. COMPRISING A LOT OF LAND 120 FEET BY 150 FEET. LYING AND BEING IN SECTION TEN (10), TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 3 WEST. This property is located at the Street address of: 495 McIntyre Road, Carrabelle, Florida 32322 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., Plaintiff’s 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 Plaintiff’s 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 25, 2013. MARCIA JOHNSON CLERK OF THE COURT By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Brian Streicher, 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: rclemente@erwlaw.com Secondary email: servicecomplete@erwlaw. com File No: 5646-55956 **IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN’S 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. April 4, 11, 2013 90698T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 192011CA000404XXXXXX FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. LARRY JOE SMITH; et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated March 25, 2013, and entered in Case No. 192011CA000404XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and LARRY JOE SMITH; STEPHANIE A. SMITH; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 County, Florida, 11:00 a.m. on the 9th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF THE 100.00 FOOT RIGHTOF-WAY OF U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 319 WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 6 WEST, FRANLKIN COUNTY, FLORIDA (SAID CONCRETE MONUMENT BEING LOCATED 504.00 FEET SOUTH OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 29) AND TEHNCE RUN SOUTH 65 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 1282.00 FEET TO THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF TENTH STREET, THENCE RUN NORTH 24 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID TENTH STREET 599.76 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE NORTH 24 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 99.95 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE THENCE RUN NORTH 65 DEGREEES 45 MINUTES 21 SECONDS EAST 235.00 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 24 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 100.00 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN SOUTH 65 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 13 SECONDS WEST 235.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Franklin County Courthouse. Telephone 850-6538861 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Apalachicola, Florida, on March 26, 2013. Marcia M. Johnson As Clerk of Circuit Court By Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk SHD Legal Group P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Phone: (954)564-0071 Service E-mail: answers@shdlegalgroup.c om April 4, 11, 2013 90716T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 192012CA000348CAXXXX DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-OPT3, ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OPT3, Plaintiff, vs. JUDITH A. THOMPSON A/K/A JUDITH THOMPSON, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 25, 2013, and entered in 192012CA000348CA XXXX of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-OPT3, ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OPT3, is the Plaintiff and JUDITH A. THOMPSON A/K/A JUDITH THOMPSON; CENTENNIAL BANK, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK; UNKNOWN TENANTS are the Defendant(s). Kendall Wade as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, 2nd floor lobby, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320, at 11:00 AM on May 16, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN THE N.E. OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 27, T8S, R8W HEREBY FURTHER DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FROM THE NORTHEASTERLY INTERSECTION (CON.MON.) OF TWO PROPOSED 66 FOOT ROADS, 1765 FEET DUE NORTH AND 218.5 FEET WEST OF THE S.W. CORNER (CON.MON.) OF THE N.E. OF SAID SECTION 27, RUN SOUTH 66 DEGREES EAST ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF THE ROAD, 144 FEET TO A POINT FOR BEGINNING; RUN THENCE, CONTINUING ALONG ROAD, 200 FEET; THENCE NORTH 24 DEGREES EAST 145 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE CREEK; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG CREEK TO A POINT NORTH 24 DEGREES EAST OF THE PLACE OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 24 DEGREES WEST 145 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 2nd day of April, 2013. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of Court By Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT 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. Submitted by: Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, P.L. Attorneys for Plaintiff 3010 N. Military Trail, Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33431 Phone: 561-241-6901 Fax: 561-241-9181 April 11, 18, 2013 90724T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09000677CA SUNTRUST BANK, INC. Plaintiff, vs. MELANIE JANE TURNER; STANLEY W. BENECKI; Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 25, 2013, and entered in Case No. 09000677CA, of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida. SUNTRUST BANK, INC. is Plaintiff and MELANIE JANE TURNER; STANLEY W. BENECKI; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE LOBBY ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE, at 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA in FRANKLIN County, FLORIDA 32320, at 11:00 A.M., on the 16th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 5, UNRECORDED, DOG ISLAND, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A POINT ON THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 4 WEST, DOG ISLAND, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA SAID POINT LYING 395.98 FEET SOUTH OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID FRACTIONAL SECTION 11, SAID POINT ALSO LYING ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF GULF SHORE DRIVE, THENCE RUN SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY THE FOLLOWING COURSES: SOUTH 67 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 1096.00 FEET, SOUTH 60 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST 3600.00 FEET SOUTH 62 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST 1100.00 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #6475) MARKING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING AND LEAVING SAID RIGHT-OFWAY BOUNDARY RUN SOUTH 26 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 06 SECONDS EAST 182.38 FEET TO THE APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF THE GULF OF MEXICO, THENCE RUN SOUTH 66 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 51 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE 29.48 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 60 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE 70.37 FEET, THENCE LEAVING SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE RUN NORTH 26 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST 182.01 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT LYING ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHTOF-WAY BOUNDARY OF GULF SHORE DRIVE, THENCE RUN NORTH 62 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 99.73 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 26th day of March, 2013. Marcia Johnson As Clerk of said Court By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320, Phone No. (904)6538861, Extension 106 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-9558771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Phone: (954) 382-3486 Fax: (954)382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahane andassociates.com File No.: 12-08804 April 11, 18, 2013 92975T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 19-2012-CA-000450 SEC.:_______ U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE BEAR STEARNS ARM TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-6 Plaintiff, vs. LARRY V. FILA, JR., et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, April 11, 2013 The Times | B13 RENTALS 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322Contact Randi Dempsey (850) 697-5300 www.seacrestre.com www. rst tness.com/carrabelle PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS SEACREST REAL ESTATE, INC. IS NOW 2 BR / 1 BA FURNISHED .................. $550 3 BR / 3 BA UNFIRNISHED CONDO WITH POOL ............................................. $850 4 BR / 2 BA UNFIRNISHED MOBILE HOME W/ FENCED IN YARD ........................ $850 2 BR / 2 BA UNFURNISHED HOME WITH POOL ............................................. $850 3 BR / 2 BA FURNISHED APARTMENT, UTILITIES INCLUDED .......................$850 OFFICE BUILDING FOR RENT 1500 SQ. FT. 2 LOTS HWY 98 FRONTAGE .......... $650 FOR FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGPROPERTY TO: LARRY V. FILA, JR. (AVOIDER), ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 441 HAWTHORNE RD. LINTHICUM, MD 21090 CYNTHIA R. FILA (AVOIDER), ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 441 HAWTHORNE RD. LINTHICUM, MD 21090 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendant(s) are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant(s) as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in FRANKLIN County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 23, BLOCK 69, UNIT 5, ST. GEORGE ISLAND GULF BEACHES, AS SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 16 AND 17 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND A RECTANGULAR PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED IN THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 22, BLOCK 69, ST. GEORGE ISLAND GULF BEACHES UNIT NO. 5, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 16 AND 17, PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 22, BLOCK 69, ST. GEORGE ISLAND GULF BEACHES UNIT NO. 5, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 16 AND 17, PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, WHICH IS THE POINT OF THE BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN SOUTH 2433’ EAST ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF LOT 22 A DISTANCE OF 5 FEET; THENCE NORTH 6331’ EAST 22 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE WATERS OF ST. GEORGE SOUND; THENCE IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE SHORE OF ST. GEORGE SOUND 5 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE NORTH SIDE OF LOT 22 A DISTANCE OF 22 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF THE BEGINNING. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 781 WEST PINE AVENUE, SAINT GEORGE ISLAND, FL 32328 This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, such Morris Hardwick Schneider, LLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 5110 Eisenhower Blvd, Suite 120, Tampa, FL 33634 within thirty (30) days of the first publication and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff s attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 26th day of February, 2013. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of Court Clerk of Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk “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.” April 4, 11, 2013 93027T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 19-2010-CA-000350 DIVISION: US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR WFASC 2005-AR3, Plaintiff, vs. MARK E. GADDIS A/K/A MARK GADDIS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 25, 2013 and entered in Case No. 19-2010-CA000350 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida wherein US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR WFASC 2005-AR3 is the Plaintiff and MARK E. GADDIS A/K/A MARK GADDIS; JACKIE GADDIS A/K/A JACKIE T. GADDIS; WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; THE TOWNHOMES OF ST. GEORGE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 25th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 11, BLOCK L, THREE HUNDRED OCEAN MILE PHASE 2, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, AT PAGE 32, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1804 GULF BEACH DRIVE, ST. GEORGE ISLAND, FL 32328 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on February 26, 2013. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Mr. Doug Smith, Office of Court Administration, Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 Phone: 850577-4401, Fax: 850487-7947 F10038676 April 11, 18, 2013 93017T IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 19 2012 CC 000114 ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not for profit corporation, Plaintiff, vs. JAY GREGORY BRANCH, SR., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 26, 2013, and entered in Case No. 19 2012 CC 000114 of the County Court Of The Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., is Plaintiff, and JAY GREGORY BRANCH, SR. is Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash inside the Front Steps of the Franklin County Courthouse at 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320, Franklin County, Florida, at 11:00 am on the 9th day of May, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 28, of Windjammer Village, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, at Page 38 and 39, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. 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 Danny Davis, ADA Coordinator, Court Technology Office, Office of Court Administration, 301 S. Monroe St., Rm 225, Tallahassee, FL 32303, (850) 577-3401 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED this 26th day of March, 2013. Marcia M. Johnson, Clerk of Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk 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. Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 348 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Suite 7 Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548-5253 (850)-664-2229 (850) 664-7882 Fax April 4, 11, 2013 93091T LEGAL NOTICE Notice is given pursuant to Florida SelfStorage Facility Act, Florida Statutes, Chapter 83, Part IV, that Seminole Safe N Secure Storage will hold a sale by sealed bid on: April 27, 2013 at: 10:00 a.m. at 162 US 98, Eastpoint, Florida 32328 of the contents of mini-warehouse(s) containing personal property of: Tonita Turn Lanny Hardman Kristy Glass Fred Wayne Walker Anna Marie Konopka Charlene Fincher Paul Craft Before the sale date of April 27, 2013, the property may be redeemed by payment in cash or money order of the outstanding balance and cost by mailing it to Post Office Box 1054, Eastpoint, Florida 32328, or by paying in person. April 11, 18, 2013 Concealed Weapons Permit ClassNRA Certified instructor teaching the CWP class in Eastpoint FL, April 13th and 14th at 2:00 pm. Only $80! Call (850) 878-6421 for Details and Reservations. French Bulldog puppies for sale, 10 weeks old, 2 Males and 1 female, Shots, house broken, healthy, $700 janemiller230@aol.com (850) 653-2542 Text FL47125 to 56654 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 Carabelle : Carabelle Flea Market (Behind the IGA) Saturday April 13th, 8am until Venders Welcome Flood Service/Hosp.Best WesternNeeds Front Desk ReceptionistWeekends Required Come in person to 249 Hwy 98 Apalachicola, FL. from 9am-3pm No phone calls!!! Web ID 34247595 Text FL47595 to 56654 Food Svs/Hospitality*Servers *Cooks Dishwashers *Bartenders *BussersBLUE PARROT Now HIRINGPlease apply in person between 9a-5pm 7 days a week@ Blue Parrot St. George’s Island Food Svs/HospitalityBartender / Therapist NeededThe Port Inn/Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for a part time bartender. The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of liquors, beers, wines, and mixology techniques, but we are willing to train the right person. If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Food Svs/HospitalityPapa Joe’s Oyster Bar & GrillNow HiringExperienced Line Cooks & Other Positions Apply in person only HospitalityHousekeepingPart Time weekend help needed for all positions, apply in person, 4693 Cape San Blas Rd or 1200 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach Food Svs/HospitalityEvening Cook NeededThe Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for an evening cook. The ideal candidate will have restaurant experience, but we are willing to train the right person. Applicants must have the ability to function in a fast paced environment while remaining professional and friendly. Candidates must be able to work weekends and holidays, dependability is a must! If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESHas two openings for Full-time office work. Must have prior office experience, be able to quickly learn computer software & have excellent customer service skills. Working weekends is required. Great benefits. For more information, call Sandra at (850) 927-7601. Qualified applicants may apply 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island Other Join the Collins Vacation Rentals Team!Property Inspectors and CleanersHousekeeping Department now hiring full and part time Property Inspectors. Must have reliable transportation, cell phones, and a talent for attention to detail. Also looking for cleaners who take pride in their work. All must be willing to work weekends and holidays. Applications available at Collins Vacation Rentals, Inc., 60 E. Gulf Beach Drive, SGI. For more information, call (850) 927-5460 or (850) 927-5442. Web ID#: 34247370 Text FL47370 to 56654 Office/Retail Space For Rent1,000 sq. ft. at High Cotton on Water St in Apalachicola. $1,200/mo plus utilities. Call Kathy Robinson at Robinson Real Estate Co. 850-653-7196.Text FL48011 to 56654 ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free: 800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW Apalachicola: 1 br, 1 ba efficiency w/ kitchen & living room. Call for information 850-653-6103 Text FL48155 to 56654 Carrabelle Cove ApartmentsTaking Applications Now Available: 1, 2 and 3 br, Handicap Apts. Laundry facilities on site, W/S included in rent, CH&A and window coverings provided. On site management Office. Rental assistance available. Income restrictions apply, reasonable accommodation. Carrabelle Cove Apartments 807 Gray Ave #33 Carrabelle, Fl 32322 850-697-2017 TDD711 This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employerText FL29928 to 56654 St. GeorgeIsland $175/wk, elec, satellite, garbage incl. Pool tbl. 12’ X 65’ deck. Beautiful view! 850-653-5319 1 BR, CottageCH/A in Apalachicola, 850-643-7740 Appalachacola 4 Bedroom/ 1 Bath. Wood frame. Central heat and air, all appliances electrical. $950/ month, plus $950 deposit. Call (561) 312-7188 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 $775‘01 Chrysler 300 T otal Price $4,5000% 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 $975‘02 Ford Expedition T otal Price $5,5000% 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 Total Down Pmt $1375‘04 Chevy Silverado T otal Price $9,5000% 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!!! Houseboat For Sale40’ Spirit of the River Spa boat. $48,000. Shown by appointment only. Call Kathy Robinson, at Robinson Real Estate Company 850-653-7196 or stop by 44 Avenue E. Text FL48013 to 56654 Check our cars and trucks in today’s classified section! These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020

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Local A14 | The Times Thursday, April 11, 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 248897 ST. GEOR G E I SL AND $1,299,000 Positive Space Immaculately maintained custom home designed by architect Larry Burke on a one acre landscaped lot in prestigious St. George Plantation! This one owner home is beautifully furnished and features Gulf views across the entire southern wall of the house. The spacious master suite totally occupies the 2nd oor with easy access to the laundry room from the bedroom. Both guest bedrooms have private baths and the den can serve as a 4th bedroom with a half bath or oce / craft room. Beautiful full porches for easy entertaining and enjoying the Gulf view. This home also has a gas replace and oak oors throughout the living/dining areas. Square footage, acreage and lot dimensions are taken from County Property Appraisers website. Shimmering Sands Realty STEV E HARRIS 866-927-4654 | Home: 850-927-4654 Cell: 850-890-1971 www.stevesisland.com www.PositiveSpaceHome.com MLS 242645 $499,900 Carrabelle/Bay Front This gorgeous home is a MUST SEE on all levels. From the unique architecture to the breath-taking views on the bay. This 2 BR / 2 BA home features a 250 ft dock, Kathy Frink 850.899.5104 | 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# 248242 $279,900 St. George Island 1ST TIER PLANTATION LOT Great Gulf Views! Panoramic views to the east & north, Attention pilots! Near the Plantation airport; One acre lot, Adjacent to boardwalk to Gulf, One of the highest lots on the Island, Amenities include New Club house & Pool. Seaside Drive, Nicks Hole John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.com MLS# 248579 $649,900 St. George Island SHELL HARBOR BAYFRONT 4 BR, 4.5 BA, Guest Cottage, boat/RV garage, Gulf view storage, beautiful sunsets! Jury Room to open at the Dixie The Panhandle Players will present C.B. Gilfords Jury Room April 19-21 at the Dixie Theatre in Apalachicola. Twelve jurors gather to decide the innocence or guilt of a young girl. Did she stab her uncle in cold blood? Eleven jurors say yes; one, a student actress played by Katie McFarland, says no. The jurors agree to her request to re-enact the crime right there. Props are brought in, including the actual murder weapon. The actress becomes the accused. The foreman, played by Gary Niblack, takes the part of the murdered man, and as the re-enactment proceeds, some people begin to lose themselves in their parts. Its a tense situation, for if the girl did not kill her uncle, who did? Could it even be one of the characters on stage? The verdict, the solution and the climax of the play arrive together in a single, smashing conclusion. Also appearing in the show are Royce Rolstad as Young Man, Robbie Johnson as Angry Man, Jeana Crozier as Shy Girl, Laura Baney as Blonde, Denise Butler as Society Woman, Sally Crown and Judy Loftus as Old Ladies, Bobbi Ann Sewell as Brunette, Bob Caiola as Middle Aged Man and David Adlerstein as Man With Glasses. Jury Room shows at 7:30 p.m. April 19-20 and 3 p.m. April 21. Tickets are available at the Dixie box of ce, Downtown Books, Butler Agency or at the door. Cash or check only. For more information, call 370-5281. County issues herbicide guidelines At the request of Trans eld Services, the rm that maintains the state right-of-way in the county, the county commission has issued a memo instructing Trans eld on the use of herbicides. The herbicide used is the most environmentally friendly and safest and appropriate for the application area per federal/state guidelines. Trans eld or any other approved agent keep accurate and up-to-date herbicide applications logs for auditing purposes and any employee of Trans eld or any other FDOT approved agent applying chemicals must be an approved and licensed herbicide applicator as outlined in Florida Statues. The recommendations were prepared by Director of Administrative Services Alan Pierce and County Extension Agent Bill Mahan. Carrabelle honors volunteers At the April 4 meeting, Carrabelle commissioners made three proclamations. April was of cially designated as both Water Conservation Month and Clean Up Carrabelle Month and the week of April 21-27 was of cially designated as National Volunteer Week by the city. Carrabelle historic preservation project complete Renovations to the old Carrabelle City Hall, now the Carrabelle History Museum are complete. The work was funded by a $50,000 Historic Preservation Grant. The work included combining two small existing restrooms into one Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant facility. The electrical system of the building received a total upgrade and new lighting was installed on the rst oor. Historical Society President Tamara Allen said the new track lighting has already received many compliments. In addition, the entry to the museum has been upgraded with an ADC compliant access ramp. Trivia Fun with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is now a weekly feature in The Times. 1) How did host Jim Lange refer to a female contestant on older TVs The Dating Game? Beautiette, Ladymore, Bachelorette, Lovelylou 2) Statistically, within the next seven days how many Americans will be injured by jewelry? 59, 234, 600, 800 3) Where are you subject to nes for making ugly faces at dogs? Oklahoma, Montreal, Florida, Moscow 4) Worcestershire sauce is basically what kind of ketchup? Mustard, Pepper, Anchovy, Vinegar 5) Which capital city was once known as Beverwyck? Annapolis, Albany, Atlanta, Austin 6) How many blowholes does a blue whale have? 1, 2, 3, 4 7) Whom did Frank Sinatra say was his greatest musical in uence? Ink Spots, Billie Holiday, Midge Williams, Boswell Sisters 8) Where was chicken divan created at the Divan Parisien Restaurant? NYC, Chicago, Seattle, Boston 9) In ancient Rome it was a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked what? Wrist, Neck, Nose, Foot 10) Which Charles is said to have devised the rst chuck wagon? Pieman, Fryer, Cooker, Goodnight 11) Of these celebrities, whos allergic to horses? Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Eminen, Usher 12) Where is it illegal to give someone a box of candy weighing more than 50 pounds? Alaska, Texas, Idaho, Virginia 13) Generally, smokers eat more of what than non-smokers? Pasta, Sugar, Fruit, Pizza 14) What do skunks occasionally do right before they spray? Handstands, Twirls, Jumps, Rollovers ANSWERS 1) Bachelorette. 2) 800. 3) Oklahoma. 4) Anchovy. 5) Albany. 6) 2. 7) Billie Holiday. 8) NYC. 9) Nose. 10) Goodnight. 11) Sandra Bullock. 12) Idaho. 13) Sugar. 14) Handstands. Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com News BRIEFS PHOTOS BY ROYCE ROLSTAD | Special to the Times Katie McFarland plays the lone juror who thinks a defendant is innocent in Jury Room, showing April 19-21 at the Dixie Theatre. Gary Niblack, seated, plays the foreman. BELOW: Royce Rolstad, left, plays Young Man, and Robbie Johnson, right, plays Angry Man.



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xxxxx xxxxx 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COMPhone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8036 Circulation: 800-345-8688 DEADLINES FOR NEXT WEEK: School News & Society: 11 a.m. Friday Real Estate Ads: 11 a.m. Thursday Legal Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Display Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Line Ads: 5 p.m. Monday xxxxx Contact Us xxxxx Out to see xxxxx Visitor Center dissent, A10Thursday, April 11, 2013 VOL. 127 ISSUE 50Apalachicola airport open house SaturdayEveryone is invited to an open house hosted by Crystal Air, Apalachicola Regional Airports new xed base operator, on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Come enjoy plane rides, food and fun. For information call 653-1366.Mini golf tournament SaturdayThe Friends of Franklin County Public Library will hold the third annual Putt Masters Mini Golf Tournament hosted by Red Pirate Family Grill in Eastpoint on Saturday, April 20 at noon. Enjoy live music, food and drink specials, and lots of fun while more than 20 putt-putt teams compete. Proceeds bene t the Franklin County Public Library in Eastpoint and Carrabelle. Apalachicola boat show April 20The 15th annual Apalachicola Antique & Classic Boat and Auto Show will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 in downtown Apalachicola. Antique boats, examples of classic and traditional vessels, workboats, and berglass and aluminum classics will all be on display all day. For information please call 653-9419 or email at info@ apalachicolabay.org. www. antiqueboatshow.org/FSU Marine Lab open house April 20The Spring Open House at the Florida State University Coastal & Marine Laboratory on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The theme this year is The Ocean of Tomorrow, to recognize the importance of scientists working together to solve problems related to the coastal and marine environments. Highlights of this years event include tours of the new 65-ft research vessel, RV Apalachee; touch tanks with critters presented by Saturday-at-the-Sea and interactive displays by scientists from FSU and Florida conservation agencies. For more information call 697-4120. Opinion . . . . . . A4 Society . . . . . . A6 Faith . . . . . . . A7 Outdoors . . . . . A8 Sports . . . . . . A9 Classi eds . . . A12-A13TDC seeks to double bed taxBy LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@starfl.com At their regular meeting April 3, members of the Tourist Development Council discussed the possibility of doubling the county bed tax tax on shortterm rentals from the current 2 percent. TDC Director Curt Blair opened the meeting by cautioning that, Without an in ux of funds, we are set for what we can do for the rest of the scal year. TDC Chairman Pinki Jackel was strongly in support of an increase in the bed tax. She distributed information on the growth of tourism in the county and the bed tax charged in surrounding counties to TDC members. The grid shows what the tourism discretionary tax money for tourism is doing. Tourism activity has grown by over 60 percent based on transient rentals since the inception of the sales tax, she said. (The tax money) has allowed TDC to provide over $2 million to nonpro t organizations. Our not-for-pro ts are very busy providing things to High school Odyssey team completes stellar seasonBy DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@starfl.com Its all about creative problem-solving, so its a natural for Franklin County School students. The middle and high schools Odyssey of the Mind extra-curricular teams, part of a worldwide program where students apply ideas and imagination to bring to life unique scenarios that compete against other students, has completed another successful season, this time marked by the schools rstever trip to state competition. After winning the Emerald Coast regional competition in Crestview Feb. 23, freshmen Ursula Countryman, Krista Martina, Kendall Meyer, Anna Riley, Jaylynn Lyston and Trinity Hardy headed off to the University of Central Florida campus in Orlando last weekend. In March, the school board gave its unanimous support for the trip, and voiced a huge thumbs-up to the work of the students and their coach, high school language arts teacher Lydia Countryman. In addition the board members listened appreciatively as the team members sang, a capella, the two original songs that accompanied their performance. At the outset of the season the high school team made its choice among the ve possible problems that the worldwide Odyssey organization offered for the 2012-13 season. Two songs, accompanied by some type of choreography, had to be incorporated in the Seahawks solution to ARTchitecture: The Musical, which required teams to create and present an original performance that includes a replica of a documented architectural structure that was built between 1,000 and 1,600 AD. The performance had to include three works of art that disappear and two characters that go on a quest to nd them. Once found, the works of art had to be incorporated into the replica. No more than $125 could be spent, and the performance could last no longer than eight minutes. Incorporating colorful costumes and basing their songs on several popular hits of the day, the team chose as their architecture the giant moai statues of Easter Island in the Polynesian Triangle of the southeastern Paci c Ocean, created by the early Rapa Nui people. The young women created at Countrymans St. George Island home a giant replica of a statue made out of paper mache and appearing amazingly like the real thing. Out of the 18 teams that Bidwell named new Franklin School principalBy DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@starfl.com The Franklin County School Board Thursday unanimously approved the hiring of Eric Bidwell to succeed George Oehlert as the principal over the consolidated kindergarten through 12th grade school. Bidwell, 43, who has been assistant principal at the school, began in the new position April 5. Oehlert is retiring after four years at the helm of the school. Bidwell addressed the board brie y, thanking them for the appointment and extending his gratitude for the support of both Oehlert and Al London, the former Carrabelle man goes missing at Duck LakeBy DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@starfl.com Where is Cody Diorio? The 22-year-old Carrabelle man went missing last week near Duck Lake, north of Lanark Village, and the sheriffs of ce is looking for him. Detective Brett Johnson was coy about whether he suspected Diorio had ed because of a pending felony arrest.LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesDiana Prickett, left, Alice Collins, center, and Pinki Jackel at the April 3 TDC meeting. ERIC BIDWELL INSIDETDC reverses stand on island sign | A10 CODY DIORIOSee BED TAX A10 See MISSING A11 See BIDWELL A2 MINDS THAT MATTER Photos by LYDIA COUNTRYMAN | Special to The TimesThe high school Odyssey team stands together at the state competition. The middle high school Odyssey team performs at regionals.See ODYSSEY A2 Index

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LocalA2 | The Times Thursday, April 11, 2013 TOBACCO CESSATIONCLASSSCHEDULETHURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013 & THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013 George E. Weems Memorial Hospital @ 5:30 PM THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013 Franklin County Public Library Carrabelle Branch @ 2:00 PM TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013Franklin County Health Department (Apalachicola) @ 11:00 AMFree nicotine patches and gum will be provided to participants who complete each class while supplies last. 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.comTo register for a class, please call Big Bend AHEC at 850-224-1177.THERE IS NO COSTTO ATTEND! SPRING CLEAN CARRABELLETAKE PRIDE IN OUR BEAUTIFUL CITYThe City of Carrabelle is asking everyone to cleanup your yards.Rubbish, trash, junk, debris, abandoned material, excessive accumulation of untended growth of weeds, unsafe structures, abandoned, discarded, unused objects or equipment such as automobiles, boats, furniture, stoves, refrigerators, freezers, cans, or containers are a violation of City Ordinance 389 $250.00 per day can be imposed. Place items (not household garbage) on the right of way, give us a call and we will pick it up. Need someone to haul off those old vehicles? We know someone that will help with that too! Help out your neighbors and lets work together to cleanup Carrabelle! school psychologist who now works as an administrator at the district ofce. The teachers have been very positive in the role I played over the past couple years, said Bidwell. I look forward to it being a new era. Were going to continue to improve and continue the things we started. I think from here on out, things are going to move in a positive direction. Were going to certainly focus on student achievement and it is going to be a team effort. A Wewahitchka native, Bidwell earned bachelors and masters degrees from the University of West Florida and in 2009, after teaching at Gulf Coast State College, came to Franklin County High School as an English teacher and then became assistant principal this year. In his remarks, Bidwell alluded to the Florida Rural Turnaround Project that he discussed at length with the board last month. It targets struggling school systems, mostly academically, said Bidwell. Paid for by a federal grant, the project has brought together state leaders with teachers, administrators and community members to take a look at both the short and long-term futures of the district. We took the vision statement and we talked about what that would look like in ve years, said Bidwell. We were tasked with three main goals we felt we could achieve in a four-year project. He said the district is targeting third grade math performance, and middle school and 10th grade reading scores, and is doing so in conjunction with the Apalachicola Bay Charter School. It makes sure that someone is specically responsible for each of those goals. It gives points of growth and it gets specic as to how much improvement were going to make each year. The good thing for us is were ahead of the game. We know how to manipulate the data, said Bidwell. Its going to take the place of all our school improvement plans and combine them all into one. Its very important for our district and its very important for the academic growth of our students. School board member Pam Shiver, who has taken an active role in the project, voiced strong support for it at last weeks meeting. Im really excited about this program, she said. It is checks and balances, and the children are going to receive a better education. Were going to use data to stay on top of it. Im really excited about what this is going to do. It is going to hold everybody accountable. Shiver noted that the focus is on ensuring that education goes beyond mere testing, but makes sure students are ready for college or career when they graduate. They (education leaders) have spent years collecting data and putting this all together just so we can plug the holes in our bucket so to speak, she said. I think its the best thing for our students. Some of the process is going to be painful for some people but I believe its for the good of the children and we need to work together to make it happen. In other personnel changes, the school board accepted the retirements of three teachers and the resignation of a fourth. Retiring were elementary school teachers Catherine Creamer and Linda Gibson, as well as high school teacher Melissa Cumbie. High school ESE teacher Laura Baney plans to resign at the end of the school year. To underscore some of the challenges facing the district, the board members were given a spread sheet prepared by Superintendent Nina Marks that charted student withdrawals from the district dating back to last year. The data showed that withdrawals have slowed since the beginning of the year, to about 12 per month. The reasons mainly cited were either transfers to the Learning Academy or ABC School, to other districts either in or out of state, or to home schooling. The 2012 numbers showed a muchhigher monthly average of students leaving the district. Led by David Hinton and George Thompson, the board members voiced displeasure at the trend of students leaving the district. Hinton said he was troubled by students who left to attend school in Gulf County, even though their families continued to live in Franklin County. Many of these students are able to do so because their families own property in Gulf County, but they often do not change their actual place of residence. They rent locations over there and they have power bills and thats basically what the school allows, said Chairman Jimmy Gander. I dont how you can vote and take homestead exemption in one county and consider yourself a resident of another county. Thompson said the district needs to look within to nd solutions. Nobody hates it worse than I do, but until we change our school, that (Gulf) is an A school, this is a C school, and theres a difference. If they took it to courtroom theyd say school choice, he said. Until we get ours to an A school its going to happen. We have employees that dont even have their kids in our school. Hinton talked glowingly of the success of several of his former students, one an auditor for the state of Florida for schools, and the other a professor at the University of Chicago. I agree with what youre saying Mr. Hinton, said Gander. I talked to somebody today and I used every argument I knew, the same argument that youre using, to try to get them not to leave. (But) thats not what were dealing with, he said. Were dealing with the perception that people are going for a certain reason and until you change that perception it doesnt really matter. We can all sit around here and pat ourselves on the back and say what a good job were doing, and we may be, but if nobody else is buying it, it doesnt really matter. BIDWELL from page A1competed from around the state, the young women nished solidly in the middle of the pack, beset by point deductions for having exceeded the eight minute time limit by a mere 13 seconds. It was an incredible experience and I am thankful we were able to go. We  will shoot for World Finals  for next year, said Ursula Countryman upon the entourages return. I enjoyed meeting Odyssey kids from other schools across Florida and seeing how they solved their long term problems, said Lyston. For others, such as Meyer, the high point came when the students got to meet Omer, the Odyssey of the Minds raccoon mascot. Sam Micklus, who co-founded Odyssey in 1978, was on hand to address the Florida students with an encouragement speech about creativity and competition. Key to both teams success has been the work of parent volunteers. David Meyer, Heather Riley, Patty Kulick, Rose Grifn and Gary and Jamie Martina all ventured to Orlando for the state competition. At the Crestview tournament in February, Kulick, Jim Edwards, Dana Whaley and Jaime Martina all served as workers, which is required of each school. The middle school team, which unlike the high school team is a collection of boys plus newcomer Kiana Foley, was equally enthusiastic at the regional competition but failed to advance. They chose as their problem Its How You Look at It, which called for them to create and present an original humorous performance that includes two characters that act naturally to them but odd to those around them. One scene will establish the normal behavior of one character that, at some point in the performance, nds itself among others who react to the out-of-place behavior. The other characters behavior will stand out too, but this character will end up in a setting where its odd behavior is considered normal. The performance will also include a meter that indicates the degree of odd/normal behavior and a creative scene change. Connor Smith, a team veteran, said the team set their performance at a carnival, and had four scenes, each at a different locale. In the opener, Fisher Edwards played a screecher, whose yells are normal while he rides a roller coaster. The Hand Guy played by Smith, believes his hand is talking to him, but in a subsequent scene, where they encounter a ventriloquist, this action is seen as normal. Kiana Foley showed the reaction to the odd behavior, while Duncan Whaley played a security guard in the opening scene, and later a ticket taker in the carnival booth. Ethan Riley played the Park Nerd which added the necessary humor to the play, while Rory Countryman was the strong man, whose strength caused a hand-made meter modeled after the Test of Strength malletswinging contraptions that ring a bell with powerful swings to indicate where the behavior t on the odd-normal chart. Later the scenes changed to the shooting gallery and the fortune teller, and each time the curious interplay of normality seeming odd, and vice versa, was enacted. In addition to these long-term performances, both teams also have to compete with spontaneous performance that stress quick creative thinking and teamwork. In Crestview the middle team confronted the challenge of seeing how many tennis, golf and ping-pong balls they could stack, with the help of an enormous dictionary and pipe cleaners. FCHS teacher Charlie Wilkinson this year qualied as a judge for the spontaneous segment of the competition. Foley voiced the widespread student enthusiasm for Odyssey as she showed off the pin she received from competing in Crestview. I heard about Odyssey last year at the summer lock-in, said Foley. Plus Im an artist so I like creating stuff like this. ODYSSEY from page A1

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LocalThe Times | A3Thursday, April 11, 2013 WEEMS MEMORIAL REHAB CARE Are you recovering from a surgery, stroke or trauma and need rehabilitative therapy before going home? With todays shorter hospital stays, your need for skilled rehabilitation care is an important part of the healing process. Weems Memorial Rehab Care is here to guide you through your healing process and best of all, it is local with loved ones nearby to help and encourage you.WEEMS MEMORIAL REHAB CARE HAS JUST EXPANDED ITS REHAB PROGRAM!AS PART OF THIS EXPANSION STATE OF THE ART EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN ADDED TO A NEW AND LARGER AREA.Additionally, we are proud to welcome Apalachicola Therapy, Inc. to our REHAB CARE program providing Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies. Their sta comes to us highly trained with innovative techniques proven to accomplish improved function and capacity.YOUHAVEA CHOICE!Tell your doctor you want to come to Weems Memorial for your Rehab Care. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT US AT:Phone: 850-653-8853 | Cell: 903-724-0983 Fax: 850-653-2474 | E-mail: bklein@weemsmemorial.com Putt Masters tourney SaturdayThe Friends of Franklin County Public Library will hold the third annual Putt Masters Mini Golf Tournament hosted by Red Pirate Family Grill in Eastpoint on Saturday, April 20, at noon. There will be live music, special food and drink prices and lots of fun while more than 20 teams from the local community compete. Proceeds bene t the Franklin County Public Library in Eastpoint and Carrabelle. Weems to be closed April 22Weems Medical Center West (Apalachicola) will be closed on Monday, April 22. However, Weems Medical Center East in Carrabelle will be open that day. Normal hours will resume for Weems Medical Center West on Tuesday, April 23. There will not have extended hours Monday, April 22, through Thursday, April 25, at Weems Medical Center East. Carrabelle Riverfront Royalty pageantThe rst Miss Carrabelle Riverfront Royalty Pageant will be Saturday, April 20, at 4 p.m. at the Carrabelle Municipal Complex. The pageant is open to newborns to age 19. Junior and senior girls will have a mandatory interview at 12:30 p.m. on the day of the pageant. All proceeds go to the Barbara Massey Memorial Scholarship Foundation. For more information, call Christopher Massey at 443-1251.TIGERS housing workshop April 25The TIGERS program along with ACE Hardware and IGA is sponsoring part three of their No Place Like Home workshops on Thursday, April 25, at the TIGERS site behind the former Apalachicola High School building. Budget and nance workshops by Centennial Bank will be conducted from 2:30-3:30 p.m. These series of programs are free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend. If you are a provider of services or for more information, contact Carol Bar eld at 653-2784.Special election planned for VFDsSt. George Island and Alligator Point re departments have contacted the Supervisor of Elections Ida Eliot to organize a special election by property owners in those two re districts to determine if the property owners will approve a rate increase from $50 to $95 on houses. The assessment on vacant land will not change. The election will be mailout ballot, with the ballots counted on May 14. Only property owners on Alligator Point and St. George Island will be voting on whether to change the rates within those two districts only. The re departments are paying for the election. Approximately 6,000 ballots should be mailed out April 25. They cannot be mailed out more than 20 days before the election. We will be behind whatever happens, but if it doesnt come down, I want to make that perfectly clear that it will be two years (before Alligator Point and St. George Island can vote on this again), Commissioner Cheryl Sanders said at the March 19 county meeting.Commission considers Eastpoint Water and Sewer requestsOn March 19, county commissioners voted unanimously to allow Eastpoint Sewer and Water District (EWSD) to cut C.C. Land Road at times approved by the county to allow for several new sewer connections. County Planner Alan Pierce told commissioners C.C. Land Road is under design for widening and resurfacing, and the sewer force main that serves the eastern end of the district is under the asphalt. He said three known customers need to be connected to sewer before the road is re-surfaced. The cuts will serve the Gulfview Trailer Park, which is currently on septic tanks, the new RV park under construction and property owned by the Madsen family. 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USPS 027-600Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Apalachicola Times P.O. Box 820 Apalachicola, FL 32329 Phone 850-653-8868 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT APALACHICOLA, FL 32329 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. TO ALL ADVERTISERSIn case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 Formerly The Apalachicola Times OPINION www.apalachtimes.com ASectionBy Joan MateySpecial to the Times Its all about teamwork and good neighbors who care. Lanark Village is working toward improving the neighborhood and is making lots of headway. Our scheduled cleanup was rained out in March, but we rallied again this past Saturday with perfect weather. In just three hours, many pickup trucks, gloved hands and determined people removed a bunch more eyesores from our alleyways. We all know how dif cult it can be controlling garbage piles on private properties in Franklin County. We are fortunate to have the inmates from the prison as crew for keeping public areas clean, but they cannot go on private property. Its legal for residents to drag unwanted debris, not household garbage, to the street curb and wait for county pickup. For years, in our highly concentrated neighborhood of row houses, there were constant mountainous piles in front of the end units, awaiting the earthgouging boom truck for days or weeks when put out way earlier than the scheduled pickup. The county has been for the most part very reliable about coming when they say, but when people want something large out of their small house, they arent going to wait until closer to pickup day. Theres always a wait since the county has only two garbage trucks, and its a long way from Apalachicola to Alligator Point. Want to know how do we do it? The county mails out our Clean-Up Day announcement to all homeowners in the village, and we get the word out via postings at the community center. We let folks know this is a chance to get help with heavy stuff, no nes, no fees, no questions asked. Lets just do it. In advance of the cleanup day, we wander the neighborhood alleys and streets and knock on doors where old couches, broken washing machines, busted kiddy pools breeding mosquitoes, etc. have been rotting away. We get phone numbers, when possible, of folks who are owners but not residents, to ask permission to remove stuff that is obviously just an unwanted burden that they might not have the time or energy to deal with. Most are happy to get the help. We are always respectful of private property and of a persons freedom to hoard if they want to! In the past, our neighborhood of trash heaps became an invitation for folks even from other counties, as evidence revealed to dump stuff on Lanark streets. We were looking like a real slum, with piles of mattresses etc. tossed out by landlords and remodeling debris piled on top of them. Franklin County appreciated our grassroots effort to clean up the neighborhood, and upon our request, brought us a large item Dumpster that was placed by our recycling bins. We all do our best to police it so no one puts food garbage or diapers in it. Its not easy. We are now getting some much-needed code enforcement help via the sheriffs department. A habitual garbage tossing offender was recently observed by a neighborhood resident, and with evidence in hand, the deputy was able to give a stern warning and a promise of a large ne if caught again. Most residents are now in a habit of taking even yard debris down to Oak Street, and we have volunteers with trucks willing to help move heavy stuff. No more garbage piles! It takes a village! So with No. 2 cleanup under our belt, its of cially an annual happening here in our special district of Lanark Village. If you are tired of your neighborhood being trashy looking, its not hard to do. Just get over the this aint my mess head space and work like a team. Doing it just once a year doesnt make it feel like you are constantly giving sloppy neighbors a free ride. Neighborhood cleanups usually inspire folks to pitch in and tidy up. We also got help from the county for some cheery signs with good messages about keeping our homes and yards clean. Special thanks this year to Jackie and Eric Cichy, Jim OConnor, Captain Dick and Butterball, Rachael and Clyde, Corey Quaas, Christine Hartness, Janie and Bob Shaffer, Marlene Moore, Jim Chichester, Nick Dadonna and even more volunteers who were handing out gloves and bags, zipping around the hood in trucks and being the kind of neighbors I am proud to have. Thanks to all. Our next neighborhood project is a community garden, mural and beauti cation of Gene Sewell Park and the Betty Roberts Pavilion. We are in need of donations of lumber for our garden beds. If you can help us, please email me at joanmatey@hotmail. com, and mention garden lumber as subject. U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland hosted a press conference at Marianna City Hall on Monday to announce new legislation for assisting rural communities with obtaining critical technical assistance or nancial planning when undertaking infrastructure enhancements, all at no additional cost to taxpayers. Southerlands bill, the Building Rural Communities Act, improves access to existing funds under the U.S. Department of Agricultures rural development loan program for small communities looking to build or modernize police and re stations, courthouses, community health clinics and other public services. Rural municipalities, country towns and small farming communities form the backbone of North and Northwest Florida, Southerland said. Unfortunately, across America many of these bedrock communities are fading away because they cant match the access to infrastructure and services that larger cities provide. Our legislation will make it easier for rural communities to thrive by providing the technical assistance and project planning they need to strengthen public safety, public health and public access to upgraded services, all at no additional cost to taxpayers. We appreciate Rep. Southerlands commitment to improving access to public safety, health and community enhancement services for Floridas rural communities, said Gary Williams, executive director of the Florida Rural Water Association His leadership on this issue will be critically important as we work together to build a bright future for small cities and rural areas across our state. Technical assistance providers like RCAP have worked with USDARDs water and wastewater program for decades to make it one of the most ef cient and effective in the federal government, said Robert Stewart, executive director of the Rural Community Assistance Partnership. Rep. Southerlands Building Rural Communities Act builds on that success by expanding the assistance that is available to rural communities to address the infrastructure, public safety and other essential community facilities needs that support growth and economic development in rural areas. USDA Rural Developments Community Facilities Program is an important low-cost nancing tool for rural counties and their partners, said Matt Chase, executive director of the National Association of Counties. Our nations rural counties appreciate Rep. Southerlands leadership on rural development efforts and support the Building Rural Communities Act, which will assist local effort to build essential community facilities that enhance economic opportunities and quality of life. Southerlands bill, co-sponsored by Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., sets aside 3-5 percent of funding in the USDAs Rural Development Essential Communities Facilities program for technical assistance. Similar assistance has already been utilized to build or upgrade water and wastewater projects in Marianna, Blountstown, Rosedale and Taylor County. BE THANKFUL AND HONOR THE DIVINE ORIGIN OF EARTHThe following poem was written to celebrate the upcoming Earth Day, April 22.In the beginning, God, created earth without sin; To be a perfect dwelling place for His children; With all of lifes sustaining needs therein. Then, God, blessed everything wrought by His hands; And gave possession of creation as an inheritance for man To care for the wonders of nature adorning the land. Early budding g trees predicting the arrival Spring; Earth emerging from winter clothed in green. Rude awakening sound of the rooster crowing at dawn; The pink afterglow of sunset when day is gone. Larvae wiggling out of their cocoon into a beautiful butter y; The spectacular display of meteors streaking across the sky. Peacocks aunting their colorful plumage to attract a mate; The moons silver path trailing across the lake. Newly plowed elds ready for seeds to be sowed; The delicious smell of steaks grilling on the patio. Sweet aroma of honeysuckle perfuming the breeze The cozy warmth of the sun after a bitter, cold freeze. Sound of the brook babbling along like a soothing lullaby; Fiddler crabs skittering about the shore at ebb tide. Thank You, Lord, for your faith and trust To grant us dominion over the earth. Keep us mindful we are stewards of creation; Entrusted to preserve it for future generations.Mary WestbergShow your enthusiasm for the Stars and Stripes by supporting this years reworks display in Apalachicola. Harry Arnold and the reworks committee promise this years July 3 celebration will be even better than 2012. Apalachicola Main Street will sponsor an Independence Day reworks display at dark thirty on Wednesday, July 3, and we would like your help. The scene is Riverside Park. Your party will enjoy reserved seating and a post-event newspaper as a souvenir. You can contribute at ve different levels. For $5,000 or more, title sponsors get a reserved table seating for a party of 16, two bottles of wine and a mention in all advertising. Event sponsors who contribute at least $1,000 get reserved table seating for eight people, a bottle of wine and mention in all advertising. Grand patrons who contribute $500 receive a table for four and bottle of wine. For a $250 contribution, patrons get seating for four. Friends, contributing $100, get seating for two and all supporters get a good feeling, knowing they showed their support for their nation and their community. Calling all barges! To provide this patriotic extravaganza, Main Street needs the use of a barge to park offshore as the launching area for the pyrotechnic magic. If you can help, contact Arnold. Make checks payable to the City of Apalachicola Fireworks. Donations and a copy of your logo can be dropped off at the Tin Shed, 170 Water St., Apalachicola, or mailed to Harry Arnold, Post Of ce Box 9, Apalachicola, FL 32329. Call Arnold at 524-0770 for more information.Why do elected of cials hire so few African-Americans?Fellow citizens, I am concerned about the reasoning of our local elected of cials who have chosen either not to employ African-Americans in their of ces or have chosen to employ one to save face. I use this letter to the editor not as an opportunity to rant and rave about racism in our local government, but as an opportunity to address the neglect of our local governments refusal to recognize the need. The age-old excuse of We have not had any African-Americans apply is just what it is an excuse. Hopefully, this article will not only open the eyes of the citizens of our beautiful county, but the elected of cials will also know this has been noticed and make the appropriate changes. One of Dr. Martin Luther Kings most adamant quotes was, Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. I have chosen not to remain silent.Alisa-Hand HendelsConcerned citizenSoutherland backs bill to help rural infrastructure STEVE SOUTHERLAND Fireworks extravaganza planned for Independence Day Letters to the EDITOR Page 4 Thursday, April 11, 2013 Takes teamwork to clean a village JOAN MATEY | Special to the TimesJackie Cichy was one of many volunteers who got down and dirty to get the job done.

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LocalThe Times | A5Thursday, April 11, 2013the cuts, patching and compacting the base material in accordance with DOT standards, allowing the county to pave the road and the cuts all at the same time, Pierce said. The county will not let Eastpoint cut the road until after the board opens the bids for paving as Preble-Rish wants to make sure that there is not a problem with the bids and to minimize the time there is an open cut. The one exception will be the new RV park, if it is ready to go on line before the county opens the bids. The new RV park must have sewer to open, and with the force main under the road, the road must be cut in order to make the connection. Pierce said the existing septic tanks will be decommissioned in accordance with state law. At the same meeting, Pierce distributed a letter from the water and sewer district to Sheriff Mike Mock and Solid Waste Director Fonda Davis advising them of the severely degraded condition of the sewer lift station that serves the jail and the landll. The district said the lift station is a county responsibility, and wrote the district has continued to help service and make minor repairs to your dedicated lift station; however, the EWSD is not in a nancial position to make the necessary repairs your station needs The letter included a quote of $34,000 in repairs needed on the lift station. Pierce said he advised EWSD Administrator George Allen that the lift station is a part of the Eastpoint system, just like any other lift station, and EWSD is responsible for its operation and maintenance. The board took no immediate action on the request.Budget meeting scheduled for April 22Clerk of Courts Marcia Johnson has scheduled a budget workshop for county commissioners on Monday, April 22, at 10 a.m. in the main courtroom in the courthouse. The focus of the workshop will be a discussion by the commission on proposed expenditures for next year. There are no state estimates on revenues yet, and Property Appraiser Rhonda Skipper has not nished her assessment. She expects to have preliminary numbers by June 1. Commissioners asked Johnson and Director of Administrative Services Alan Pierce to notify constitutional ofcers, department heads, the hospital advisory board and the health department of the meeting. Chairman Cheryl Sanders said the board wants to be informed of big capital outlays that may need to be addressed in the upcoming budget.Photographer seeks wooden shrimp boatsFine art photographer John E Adams is planning to visit Franklin County as part of his latest project, Evanescent Trawlers of the South, a photography study of the rapidly disappearing handcrafted wooden shrimp shing trawlers. Adams is an award-winning ne art photographer from Fernandina Beach. Northern Florida used to have some of the largest trawler building ports in the Southeast for many years. Now those skills have long passed, and the only reminder remaining of this amazing heritage is a small scattering of rapidly declining vessels spread throughout the Southern shrimping regions and ports, Adams said. Evanescent Trawlers of the South will consist of future exhibits and a book featuring as many of the remaining handmade wooden shrimping trawlers as can be located. The project plans include traveling more than 4,400 miles from the Carolinas to Louisiana to try and capture and preserve images of remaining wooden trawlers. Adams expects to capture process the nal prints and book before the end of the August. To learn more, contact Adams at 904729-8175 or at Thepres6@ hotmail.com or visit www. kickstarter.com/projectsAirport drainage to be addressedCounty commissioners voted unanimously April 2 to approve a $10,800 task order at the Apalachicola Regional Airport for work assessing the drainage system to be done by AVCON, the countys airport engineers. DOT grant funds will pay the full amount. After the assessment, the Airport Committee will take recommendations on xing the drainage system since a portion of it has failed. There is $400,000 already awarded the county to x the drainage system. Weems Memorial Hospital Weems Medical Centers *NOTICE OF ELECTION*ST. GEORGEISLAND/ALLIGATOR POINTFIRE DISTRICT SPECIAL REFERENDUM MAY 14, 2013 *VOTERINFORMATION* *MAIL BALLOTELECTIONONLY* *BALLOTS WILL BE MAILEDON APRIL 25, 2013* *THERE WILL BE NOEARLY VOTING, AND NOOPEN POLLSONELECTION DAY* BALLOTS ARE DUE ATTHEFRANKLINCOUNTY SUPERVISOROFELECTIONSOFFICE NOLATER THAN 7:00 PM ON MAY 14, 2013 If you should have any questions please contact our ofce at 850-653-9520 2089326 Gun ShowApril 13th & 14thPanama City FairgroundsFREE PARKINGConcealed Weapons ClassSat/Sun 11am or 2pmFloridagunshows.comSat 9-5 Sun 10-4 By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star.com The Carrabelle city commission has refused to lower a water bill for a River Road landlord who claims she didnt have the water turned on at the property. On April 4, Judy Hall asked the commissioners to forgive a $1,200 water bill for a house belonging to her daughter, Tara Norrick Hall said Norrick purchased the house at 322 River Road near Halls own home and eventually plans to retire to Carrabelle. In the interim, Norrick is using the house as a rental property. In 2009, when the rst tenant was unable to afford the water deposit, Norrick paid it, according to Carrabelle city staff, who said the tenant later had the water shut off when she vacated the house. At some point between 2010 and 2012, somebody turned the water back on without setting up an account with the city, according to City Clerk Keisha Smith. In June 2012, during a routine audit, the Carrabelle Water and Sewer department discovered the water at the property had been turned on illegally. The water to the house then was turned off by the city, and Norrick called the city ofces the next day, irate, and demanded the bill be sent to her, said Smith, who told commissioners Norrick said to not bill the tenants for the water. The city sent Norrick a bill for $1,231, which she did not immediately pay. According to Hall, in January 2013, Norrick wanted to clean the house and requested the water be turned on. Renee Brannan, the citys water clerk, told her she would have to pay $600 of the bill and could appeal the rest of the bill in order to have water and sewer service restored. Smith said Norrick was not charged a late fee and was only billed for the water actually used. At last weeks meeting, Hall argued her daughter should not be responsible for the illegally used water because she did not request the water at 322 River Road be turned on, but commissioners disagreed. Mayor Curley Messer told Hall the city was not in the business of tracking down tenants who owe landlords money. City Attorney Dan Hartman agreed the owner of the property was responsible for water used by a tenant. Smith said because several tenants had occupied the house over the period when water was stolen, the city had no way to determine which tenant should be billed. You literally have to catch the person in the act (of stealing service) to bring charges. said Commissioner Brenda LaPaz, who is charged with overseeing the water and sewer department. If I cant adjust water bills for senior citizens on xed incomes, Im not going to adjust for this, Commissioner Charlotte Schneider said. The board voted unanimously to charge Norrick the full amount and instructed Brannan to arrange for payment of the balance over time if necessary. I would suggest to her, if she rents the house, to call and verify the utilities have been set up and that they have been paid when tenant leaves before returning the deposit, Smith saidLandlord soaked for stolen water BRIEFS from page A3

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After reading the story The Dixie: Act One Miriam Hemphill, an Apalachicola native and sister of Willoughby Marshall shared the following memories. My years of frequent evenings at the Dixie were 1930-38. Then I went away to college and was home only at vacation times. I was married and living here when it closed, I think. Lots of memories of exciting evenings there. During the years I was going to the picture show there, no food or drink was sold in the theater. The Louis Caf had hot dogs (5 cents) and hamburgers (a dime) but we never bought those. Didnt have an extra nickel, I guess, and had just eaten supper. Willoughby and I used to go on Friday nights to the picture show and before it began we rushed into Robbins Drug Store across the street and bought allday suckers two for a nickel. We took turns paying for them from each of our 25-cents-a-week allowances. The picture show was 15 cents each. Our favorite sucker was the butterscotch. OFTHEWEEKPET Franklin County Humane SocietyOSCAR!Oscar is a wiener dog of course and a miniature at that! He is about a year old, heartworm negative and house trained. He is a happy, social little dog and couldnt be cuter. If you are a fan of the low and go, come meet him. He is a doll!!VOLUNTEERS ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED TO SOCIALIZE WITH ALL OF OUR DOGS AND CATS.We are always looking for people willing to bring one of our animals into their home to be fostered for various needs. Anytime you can spare would be greatly appreciated. Call Karen at 670-8417 for more details or visit the Franklin County Humane Society at 244 State Road 65 in Eastpoint. You may logon to the website at www.forgottenpets.org to see more of our adoptable pets. CALL DEESON A/C & HEATING TODAY! 850-899-1375CMC1249673 ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS!from NO CREDIT CHECK!HASSLE FREE FINANCING AVAILABLE! COMPLETE SYSTEMINSTALLIncludes Indoor & Outdoor Units All Materials to change complete system out STARTING AS LOW AS$130.18 PERMONTH NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETINGThe Board of Commissioners of the Northwest Florida Regional Housing Authority will hold its Annual Meeting on April 23, 2013, at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 2725 Graves Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. E.D.S.T. The meeting will be open to the public. Owned and Operated by Robert & Amy Crosby GULF COAST AUTO PARTS & SERVICE (850)670-4593 | Hwy 98 Eastpoint (across from The Hut) | Open MonFri 8am 5pm The son of Robert Bing Crosby, everyone that knew and loved him called him Bingo. A few years ago Robert told his daddy about The Goal and Dream of owning an Auto Parts and Service Center. Bing and Robert had many father and son talks about the shop. Bing was a man of faith and knew with God anything was possible and with Roberts determination it all came together.Robert and his sister Madelyn Crosby Smith were a very large part of Bings life. Bing went home Feb 2nd 2008, he left both of his children with me. I invite everyone to stop by and visit. Get to know Robert and Amy, they are worth the stop.I love my children with all my heart. A Special Thank You to Madelyn Crosby Smith. (Mama) Anythings Possible LUBE / OIL CHANGE BELTS & HOSES TRANSMISSIONSQUALITY PARTS & SERVICE SocietyA6 | The Times Thursday, April 11, 2013Jadelyn Elisea Frye turned 3 on Saturday, April 6, 2013. She is the daughter of Cynthia and Jack Frye Jr., of Apalachicola. She and her father share a birthday on this special day. Jadelyn celebrated with big brother Ethan Vonier, and family and friends, with a bowling birthday party at Rocket Lanes in Panama City. Maternal grandparents are Larry Stiefel, of Groveland, and Cindy Smith, of Apalachicola. Maternal greatgrandparents are Alvin Gloner, of South Florida, the late Rena Heusel, of Apalachicola; and the late Willard and Phyllis Stiefel, of Groveland. Paternal grandparents are Liz and Jack Frye Sr., of Apalachicola, and Angela Creamer, of Eastpoint. Paternal greatgrandparents are the late Willie and Ethel Creamer, of Eastpoint; and the late Rose Lee Mallon, of Apalachicola. Happy birthday, Bugg and Daddy. We love you! Memories of the 15-cent picture show Happy BIRTHDAYJadelyn Frye turns 3

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Pamela KinneyI want to wish my beloved Pam a happy birthday. She would have been 27 on Monday, April 8. Unfortunately, her life was cut short on Aug. 14, 2005, and her murder is still unsolved. I miss her so much, and Im pleading to the public for help. If anyone knows something, please contact the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce at 670-8500. My family and I need your help. What would you do if it was your child? You would want someone to step forward and provide information. You would want justice. That is what I want, justice for Pamela Kinney. Please help me get justice for my child.LaCha Kinney-BonnerWashington, D.C. The United Methodist Churches of Franklin County Welcome You First United Methodist Church of ApalachicolaWorship Service 11:00 a.m. every Sunday Sunday School 10:00 a.m. 75 5th St. Apalachicola 653-9530 fumcapalach@gtcom.net Pastor: Rev. Themo PatriotisCarrabelle United Methodist ChurchWorship Services 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery Mondays 7-9 p.m. 102 NE Ave. B Carrabelle 697-3672 Pastor: Julie StephensEastpoint United Methodist ChurchWorship Service 10:00 a.m. every Sunday Healing service every fourth Monday at 7:00 p.m. 317 Patton Dr. (corner of David St.) 670-8825 Pastor: Rev. Beth WhiteSt. George Island United Methodist Church9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Fellowship Hour 201 E. Gulf Beach Dr. 9274635 www.sgiumc.org Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis Nursery now provided for Sunday Church Service First Pentecostal Holiness Church379 Brownsville Road Apalachicola Were excited about what Gods doing!!!Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am Sunday Evening Service 6:00 pm Monday, Youth Group 6:30 pm Wednesday, Royal Rangers, G.A.P.7:00 pm Wednesday Worship & Word 7:30 pmNursery Provided during regular church services 7:00 7:00 First Baptist ChurchSt. George Island 501 E. Bayshore Drive 927-2257 R. Michael Waley, Pastor Join us as we praise and worship the living Christ. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise. Psalm 145:3 Sunday Bible Study................................................10:00am Worship Praise........................................................11:00am Sunday Night............................................................7:00pm Wednesday Power Hour......................................7:00pm Wednesday Youth at S.P.L.A.S.H.......................7:00pm Walking in Christ R. Michael Whaley, Pastor WELCOMES YOUChurch of the Ascension101 NE First Street CarrabelleSUNDAY10:00 AM WELCOMES YOUChurch THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH (850) 274-4490 (850) 545-2578 FaithThe Times | A7Thursday, April 11, 2013Arthur Joe Trigger Hutchinson, 40, founder and owner of AJs Neighborhood Bar & Grill in Apalachicola, passed Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Apalachicola. Funeral services were Saturday morning, April 6, at New Life First Born Church. Burial followed at Magnolia Cemetery, both in Apalachicola. The funeral cortege assembled at 10:15 a.m. at 249 Jacobie ONeal Lane in Apalachicola on Saturday. Trigger lay in state from 5-6 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the church. He was a native of Carrabelle and a 1990 graduate of Carrabelle High School and a resident of Apalachicola for 15 years. He attended Mt. Olive AME Church in Carrabelle and New Life First Born Church in Apalachicola. He leaves to cherish his memories and continue his legacy his wife, Tami Ray-Hutchinson; children, Deonte Hutchinson, Skyler Hutchinson and Tevin Ray; parents, Mary Ann Joseph and Phillip Rosier; grandparents, Ernest and Florine Andrews, and Arthur Hutt Hutchinson Sr.; siblings, Antoine Benjamin, Ronnie Joseph Jr., Phillip Rosier Jr., Taronne Rosier, Fondre Rosier, Commissioner Anginita Rosier, Joycelyn Rosier-Greer (Rod), Kokina Rosier and Evetta Thompson (Justin); and a host of other relatives and friends.Arthur Joe Hutchinson ARThHUR HUTChHINSONJohn Edward Lewis, 86, of Port St. Joe, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. He was born in Jennings on Nov. 26, 1926. He worked at St. Joe Paper Mill and retired from Florida Power Corporation after 23 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean conict. In his earlier years, John enjoyed traveling with his wife and they visited all of the states in the country. His passion was restoring old cars and he could be seen driving his Ole Dude, a restored 1936 Chevy around town. He was also an avid knife collector, and had a story to tell about each knife in his collection. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Lewis Wright. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty Lewis; his daughter, Jerrie Todd and husband, Greg; his son, Hal Lewis; and grandchildren, Megan and Meredith Todd, Kayleigh, Ashleigh and Bradley Lewis, all of Port St. Joe. Graveside services were Friday morning, April 5, at Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe with Father Phil Fortin ofciating. All services were under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home.John Edward LewisAnita Saunders Townsend died on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at home in Crawfordville. She was predeceased by her husband, C.L. Townsend Sr.; two infant sons; her parents, Bill and Mattie Sanders, of Sopchoppy; and brothers, W.T. Sanders and J.D. Saunders. Anita was born Sept. 4, 1919, in Brunswick, Ga. She graduated from Sopchoppy High School in 1937 and took her nursing training at Chattahoochee State Hospital, becoming a registered nurse in 1941. She had a varied and successful nursing career. Her greatest accomplishment was being the public health nurse for Wakulla County from 1951 until 1989. Under her guidance, many improvements and programs were implemented for the citizens of Wakulla County. Her leadership in professional, church and community activities was recognized and appreciated by many in Wakulla County and the surrounding area. She loved Wakulla County and it loved her. Anita is survived by her sister, Juanita S. Roddenberry, of Sopchoppy; sons, C.L. Townsend Jr. of Plant City and Jack Light Townsend Sr. of Temple Terrace and their wives, Ione and Helen; eight grandsons and four great-grandsons; and a multitude of nieces, nephews and adopted daughters and sons. Pallbearers for Anita are her grandsons, Jack Light Townsend Jr., James Austin Jake Townsend, Barrett McCoy Bear Townsend, Nathan Leroy Townsend, Aaron Leroy Townsend, David Leroy Townsend, Heath Harlan Campbell and Jarrod Allen Campbell. Honorary pallbearers are Thurman Roddenberry, Billy Roddenberry, Lagran Saunders, Jack Henderson, Dennis Tucker, Johnny Daniels, Ken Stoney Burke, Don Davis, Jayson Kirk, John Townsend, Dale Townsend, Ralph Coleman, Doug Townsend and Lyn Townsend. In lieu of owers, the family requests donations be made to either The Anita Townsend Nursing Scholarship at Wakulla Academic Boosters, 3042 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327; Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308; or Benevolence Fund, First Baptist, 3086 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327. The family received friends on Tuesday evening, April 9, at First Baptist Church, Crawfordville. Funeral services were Wednesday morning, April 10, at First Baptist Church, Crawfordville. Graveside services followed at West Sopchoppy Cemetery, Sopchoppy. Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel, Crawfordville, is assisting the family with arrangements.Anita SSaunders TT ownsend ANITa A T TOWNSeEND ObituariesQuilts of Valor chapter formingA chapter of the national organization Quilts of Valor is forming at the Carrabelle Beach RV Center, 1843 U.S. 98 W. The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover all combat service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. These are small (55-by-65-inch) quilts often in patriotic colors. The local group will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays. You do not need to know how to quilt to participate, just have a desire to make a little difference to those who are serving or have served. There will be plenty of work cutting, pressing and sorting. Donations of fabric will be accepted. If you can, bring your own sewing equipment and supplies. For information, call 816-803-2880 or 697-2638.Flotilla to honor those lost at seaA Memorial Flotilla, to honor and remember all who have died at sea, will be April 20, when the 1877 Gulf Coast Schooner Governor Stone will be in Apalachicola. The schooner will be part of the 15th annual Antique and Classic Boat Show at Riverfront Park on Water Street. Capt. Robin Walbridge, who was lost at sea when the  square rigged ship HMS Bounty sank during Hurricane Sandy, came to Apalachicola in the l980s. He offered the Captains Course to local seafood workers. This would allow them to take people out shing and increase their income possibilities. After the Governor Stone arrived in Apalachicola in 1990, he often skippered the vessel on Apalachicola Bay, and taught us a great deal about sailing a traditional gaff-rigged vessel. He was a wonderful sailor and teacher. The Friends of the Governor Stone, Inc., current owners and operators of the vessel, want to honor his memory by sailing out on Apalachicola Bay and casting owers on the water. We invite all who wish to join us to bring their boats to make a otilla to remember our family member and friends who have been lost at sea. Natural owers please no plastic. The schooner will leave Riverfront Park at 3 p.m. For more information, call Kristin Anderson at 653-2249 or email Kristin@kristinworks.com. Did you enjoy Super Saturday last week? There was a lot to do and a lot to be a part of. The golf club breakfast and Tonyas Hope drew big crowds. Thanks to those who worked hard to pull them together and thank you very much for your support. The lucky number dollar amount at Wednesday Night Bingo is still growing. If you bingo on the lucky number during any part of the last three-part social game, youll win that game amount plus the lucky number amount. Come join us on Wednesday night at Chillas Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. The bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Cookies, soft drinks and coffee are available. Hope to see you there. Lunch on Thursday is served at noon at the Franklin County Senior Center, 201 Ave. F, Carrabelle. Thanks to Sue and our other faithful volunteers. A donation of $4 is required. Friday and Sunday evenings will nd us at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. Between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m., you can get a huge hamburger and chips for a donation of $6. Sunday evening is Pizza Night. Orders taken from 5-7 p.m. Pizza by the slice is $1 each. Eat-in pizza is $8, and takeout is $10. Come enjoy the pizza and the many other things to do. The Legion is open 4-10 p.m. daily. Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 20, because from 9-11 a.m. you can get your sugar x at the pancake breakfast at Lanark Village Boat Club. A good full breakfast and still only $5. On Saturday afternoon, starting at 3 p.m. we will have picnic in the park and the pine cone kick-off. Bring a dish to share. The association will furnish hamburgers and hot dogs. Saturday evening is the birthday bash at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. The songbird and Ann Merrell and others will keep the music going for us. Saturday, April 27, is another big day. Members of the Lanark Village Golf Club will have a yard sale on our golf course from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by and look around. Theres got to be something you simply cant live without. Also on Saturday is your annual Riverfront Festival on Marine Street in Carrabelle. More on this later. Remember volunteers make it happen. Become one today. Be kind to one another; check in on the sick and housebound, and keep smiling. You may not feel any better but everyone else will wonder what youre up to. Until next time, God bless America, our troops, and the poor, homeless and hungry. In Loving MEMOROR Y LaANaARkK NeEWSJim WelshWinnings still amassing for lucky number prize Faith BRIefEFS

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Email outdoors news to timesoutdoors @star .com OUTDOORSwww.apalachtimes.comSection Section A EVERYTHING FOR YOUROUTDOOR ADVENTURECorner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL(next to Piggly Wiggly)www.BWOsh.com 6 th Annual EV E EV E EV RYTHING FOR E RYTHING FOR E Y OUR Y OUR Y O UTDOOR ADV E UTDOOR ADV E UTDOOR ADV NTUR E NTUR E E Corner of Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 6 6 A A n A n A Our BIGGEST SALEof the Year!HUGE SAVINGS ON THOUSANDS OF ITEMSAPRIL 12 & 13 FRIDAY 7AM6PMET&SATURDAY 7AM 5PMET WEEKLY ALMANAC APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE TIDE TABLES MONTHLY AVERAGESTo 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 ALMANACCall Today!653-8868 Date HighLow% Precip Thu, Apr. 1175 6250% Fri, Apr. 1274 5550% Sat, Apr. 1373 58 0% Sun, Apr. 1475 6240% Mon, Apr. 1577 6220% Tues, Apr. 1677 6230% Wed, Apr. 1777 6310% By STAN KIRKLANDFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission The number of bear-related calls received by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are on the rise in Northwest Florida. In 2002, the FWC logged 118 calls for the 16-county area stretching from Escambia County to Jefferson County. In 2012, that number rocketed to almost 1,700 calls. Bears are driven by the urge to eat and it doesnt matter to them whether its garbage or other easy sources of food such as bird seed or pet food. The key to keeping bears in the wild and out of your yard is denying them easy access to food. In Wakulla County, which has experienced a rapid human growth and rise in bear complaints in the past several years, two things have transpired to reduce human-bear con icts. For one thing, garbage pick-up is mandatory for all residents. Problems with garbage sitting for days in cans in outlying areas and becoming a target for hungry bears have been mostly resolved. Secondly, Waste Pro, the waste service company in the county, makes modi ed and bearresistant cans available to residents experiencing bear problems. Residents can receive a modi ed trash can for and extra fee. Even with the extra fee, many residents keep their garbage secured in the wildliferesistant cans. In nearby Franklin County, the developers of St. James Bay, a planned residential development that will eventually total almost 500 homes, require the use of bear-resistant cans. To the west, theres no better example of a proactive approach in reducing bear issues than on U.S. Air Force Bases Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County. Several years ago, Hurlburt Field of cials required the use of bear-resistant garbage cans and dumpsters of all base personnel, and implemented an education program on the dos and donts when living near bears. They were able to document more than a 70 percent decline in calls and complaints about bears. Elsewhere in Okaloosa County, communities and governmental leaders are working with the FWC to reduce human-bear con icts. For example, Fort Walton Beach has retrotted old plastic-lid dumpsters with reinforced lids to keep bears from raiding them for food scraps. The city also is installing inexpensive gate-hasp hardware on existing garbage cans to keep bears from household garbage. The nearby cities of Mary Esther and Valparaiso are similarly retro tting garbage cans used by residents. Although there are other notable successes in dealing with bears, the key to drastically reducing the number of problems in the future is cooperation between county governmental leaders and waste service companies to make reasonable options available for residents to keep their garbage secure. Providing bear-resistant garbage cans to the public and a willingness by the public to use those cans are the most important components needed to reduce human-bear con icts.Denying bears easy access to food is key to prevention STAFF SGT. ERIC THOMAS | Special to The TimesA bear pilfers through a Dumpster at Tyndall Air Force Base.Blue-eyed grass thrives on neglect. This hardy little member of the iris family is common to open moist habitats throughout Florida. A perennial evergreen, this cheery little plant blooms profusely in the spring and then spends the rest of the year as a clump of thin grass-like leaves. The blue color of the wild form is stunning. Cultivars are available in white, rose and pink. Like other irises, blue-eyed grass slowly spreads outwards by forming pups off of the main leaf cluster. Mature plants form a clump of foliage 12 to 28 inches across and 6 inches tall. Clusters bene t from periodic division, and old plants may develop a bald spot in the center. Because it grows from a kind of bulb called a corm, it can survive periodic drought but will rot if it remains sodden for too long or is heavily mulched. It is salt-tolerant and grows well on barrier islands and in coastal gardens. The little star-shaped owers rise on stiff stalks that may stand a foot or so above the leaf mass. Individual owers are open for only about a day, but multiple owers are produced on the same stalk, blooming one after another for several weeks, and one stalk can have multiple owers open at the time. In our area, this plant may bloom for up to six weeks in the early spring. Blue-eyed grass may be propagated from seed, but it is easier to simply divide a clump using a sharp-edged spade. Although it prefers moist soils, blue-eyed grass can be grown in most Florida landscape settings. Use this plant along walkways and the edges of planting beds, plant it in mass or scatter it through a wetland meadow. It is a satisfactory container plant, too, but bear in mind the bloom period is shorter than annuals like petunias and marigolds. Grouping blue-eyed grass with other owering plants can extend the color and the grassy foliage can add an attractive accent and can be cut back to soil level of it becomes shabby. Blue-eyed grasses were once considered to be a complex group of species and subspecies but most botanists now group native blueeyed grass in Florida into a single species, Sisyrinchium angustifolia found from Newfoundland and Quebec to southern Florida and west to eastern Texas. Its native habitat is open woods, moist pinelands, elds, meadows, marshes, the edges of swamps and grassy roadsides.BEAR-HUMAN CONFLICT POMPANO ARRIVE TOMMY HOLLAND | Special to the TimesThe pompano have just begun to show up here in our little part of the northern Gulf. The angler is one of the Edmisten party aboard Captain Tommy Hollands boat on April 2. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida pompano are common in inshore and nearshore waters, especially along sandy beaches, along oyster banks, and over grass beds. They are often in turbid water and may be found in water as deep as 130 feet. These sh spawn offshore between March and September. They feed on mollusks and crustaceans, especially sand eas. Local movements are in uenced by the tide, and seasonal movements are in uenced by temperature. The state record was an 8-pound, 4-ounce monster, caught near Port St. Joe. BUDS N BUGSLois SwobodaHardy blue-eyed grass is Florida-friendlyPage 8 Thursday, April 11, 2013 LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesBlue-eyed grass grows on St. George Island. SPONSORED BY Freshwater InshoreSheepshead are the talk of the town this week with good reports from Mexico Beach to Indian Pass. St Joe Bay is a great place to start looking for these sh around the docks, pillings and the seawall outside of the marina. The old shipping channel markers in the west end of the bay are another go-to spot for sheepshead shing. Some Spanish mackerel are here, but not in good numbers. Slow trolling close to the beach and out by the buoys will be the hot spots this week. Local waters are back to normal this week from last months oods and cold. Decent reports are starting to come in from Depot, Howard and Lake Wimico this week. Most local anglers are shing for painted bream in the back waters off the main channels in the big river, and the cat sh bite is improving as well.

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CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA SPORTS www.apalachtimes.com ASection Gulfside IGA PLAYER OF THE WEEK SPONSORFranklin County junior right-hander James Newell pitched the Seahawks to a 6-3 win April 2 at Port St. Joe, striking out 10 and giving up just one earned run. Coach Mike Emerson said the 5 Newell walked just one batter over the course of two games. Hes thrown a lot of strikes, said Emerson. Hes giving us a chance to win.Congratulations, James! Hometown Proud (850)653-9695 Carrabelle Dental Clinic Caring, Friendly StaTimes of Operation: Monday-Thursday 7:30am 6:00pm Located At:106 N.E. 5th Street Carrabelle, FL 32322850-697-4121Renee Parrish, D.M.DACCEPTING: Eligible children from the ages of 6 months to 20 years who have Medicaid and/or uninsured. SERVICES FOR CHILDREN: Early Head Start / Head StartAll services for our children are free with no cost to the parent.**Emergency services for Adults are also available (Please call for details).**Exams X-rays Cleanings Fluoride Pulp Treatments Stainless-Steel Crowns Sealant Fillings Extractions By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@starfl.com Franklin County junior righthander James Newell twirled a masterful game April 2 at Port St. Joe, as the Seahawks topped the Tiger Sharks 6-3. This game he threw well, coach Mike Emerson said. Hes not walking anybody. Hes throwing a lot of strikes, and his curve ball is working well. Newell struck out 10, with the Seahawks giving him the necessary firepower with three runs in the third and another three in the fifth. Senior Skyler Hutchinson fueled the offensive performance by going 2 for 4 at the plate, with a double and a single. St. Joe scored a run in each of the first, third and seventh innings, but only one was earned. The Seahawks four errors helped enable the other runs to cross home plate. Errors turned out to be a problem on April 4 at home, when the Seahawks fell 10-2 to the Bozeman Bucks. Bozeman scored four in an explosive sixth inning in which Franklin County committed three errors. It was a combination of not hitting and making too many errors, and a lack of concentration on the kids part, said Emerson. Its just one of those things. Bozeman scored two in the rst, but the Seahawks countered with a run in the bottom of the inning, Franklin County tied it with a run in the third, but Bozeman went ahead with one in the fourth, two in the fth, four in the sixth and one in the seventh. On Friday at Senior Night, the Seahawks honored Ellis Wilson, Zach Howze, Chase Golden, Seth Rogers and Skyler Hutchinson. The moment was especially poignant, as Hutchinson, escorted by his mom Lisa Walden and close relatives, spoke in his written statement read over the loudspeaker of the support given him by his father, Arthur Trigger Hutchinson, who had died just a few days earlier. Hutchinson had pitched against Bozeman, so Newell took the mound and fought tough before the Seahawks fell 4-2. We lost because of errors, Emerson said, noting that South Walton got a run in the first that was made possible by a thirdbase error. South Walton scored two in the second and a fourth run in the fourth, also on an error. The Seahawks scored one in the sixth, when Newell singled with two outs, and after they walked Rogers, Golden smacked a single to score Newell from second. In the seventh, junior Graham Kirvin singled, and then junior Logan McLeod walked. Sophomore Trenton Lee grounded into a fielders choice, and Kirvin was thrown out at third, setting up a one-out, twoon situation. An error by the South Walton shortstop loaded the bases, and then junior Alex Causey hit a fly ball that was caught two feet short of the fence, with the sacrifice scoring McLeod. We had chances, Emerson said. Newell threw a great game, striking out five, giving up no walks, eight hits and two earned runs. On March 29 at home against St. Joe, the Seahawks fell 8-2, in part because of six errors and a dozen men left on base. You cant win when you do that, Emerson said. In the last home game of the season Tuesday night, the Seahawks lost 10-5 to Blountstown, managing only two hits. The Seahawks scored two in the fourth and three in the sixth, but Blountstown had a dozen hits and scored two in the first, two in the second, two in the fourth, three in the sixth and one in the seventh to generate the win, despite committing six errors. The Seahawks kept their error total down to two.Page 9 Thursday, April 11, 2013 Seahawks top Port St. Joe, fall on Senior NightPHIL COALE | Special to the TimesSeahawk players honored at last weeks Senior Night ceremony are, from left, Ellis Wilson, Zach Howze, Chase Golden, Seth Rogers and Skyler Hutchinson. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com The Lady Seahawks have been on a winning streak of late, winning six in a row, including sweeping two doubleheaders, as they prepare for the postseason. Its stinkin fantastic, coach Lisa Sweatt said after Senior Night ceremonies, in which the team honored Chena Segree, Christina Collins and Anna Lee. I set the schedule up so our hard games were at the beginning of the season, Sweatt said. Right now were nally coming into our own and peaking right at the right time. Were playing together as a team, leading us right into districts. The team edged South Walton 6-5 at Senior Night, taking it down to the seventh inning before earning the win. The win streak started with a 10-1 win at home against Wewa on March 29 and continued April 2 at home against Blountstown when the Lady Seahawks swept a double header 3-1 and 11-6. In the opener, eighth-grader Scout Segree went 2-3 in ve innings. She singled in the rst and fth innings. Chena Segree brought the heat against Blountstown during her outing. Blountstown managed just two hits off of Segree, who allowed no earned runs, walked four and struck out two during her ve innings of work. The Lady Seahawks stayed on top until the nal out after taking the lead in the second, scoring one run on an RBI single by Collins. Franklin County pushed across one run in both the third inning and the fth. In the third, Chena Segree scored on an RBI double by Lee. In the fourth inning, Blountstown pushed across its only run of the day on an error. In the nightcap, junior Morgan Mock went 2 for 4 as the Lady Seahawks took home an 11-6 victory over ve innings. She singled in the rst and second innings. Franklin County stayed on top until the nal out after taking the lead in the rst, scoring one run on a passed ball. They tacked on another three runs in the second. The inning looked promising, as Mock singled, scoring Collins to kick things off. That was followed up by junior Ally Millenders single, plating freshman Krista Martina and Mock. After pushing across three runs in the top of the fourth, Blountstown faced just a 4-3 de cit. But Franklin County quickly matched Blountstowns strong inning with a seven-run inning of its own in the fourth. The runs scored on a two-run single by Scout Segree, a two-run error, a two-run single by Collins and an RBI single by Martina. Three runs in the top of the fth helped Blountstown close its de cit to 11-6. But Chena Segree got a ground-out to end the game. At home Monday, the Lady Seahawks swept a doubleheader against Bozeman, winning 12-9 and 9-2. With a record of 11-8, the Lady Seahawks open postseason play Monday in Port St. Joe, where they will face Bozeman in the opening game of the district tourney. Sweatt said some players are nursing injuries, not unusual for late in the season. She has moved Miranda McLeod up to varsity as an eighth-grader. Shes just a breath of fresh air for our team, Sweatt said. She has so much heart, and she is such a good sport and cheers everybody on. Shes gotten some appearances at the plate and is getting better every day. Sweatt continues to rotate starting pitchers Chena Segree and Martina. I have a team full of utility players, Sweatt said. Everybodys been kind of rotating positions to make our best defense.Lady Seahawks win six in a row PHIL COALE | Special to the TimesLady Seahawk players honored at last weeks Senior Night ceremony are, from left, Christina Collins, Chena Segree and Anna Lee. Times readers who want to see more photos or to buy them, contact Phil Coale at tigersports1@live.com or 379-8049.

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LocalA10 | The Times Thursday, April 11, 2013 do for visitors and promoting the environment and all the great things we have in Franklin County. If we have done all this with the 2 percent we collect, what can we do with more? If we increase it by 2 percent, that will be an additional $800,000 per year. Thats about $65,000 monthly, she said. Jackel received universal support from the TDC board members. Alice Collins of Collins Vacation Rentals said, Oh gosh, if its 4 percent, its half of what I pay somewhere else. I dont think youll nd too many lodging vendors who arent in favor of this. Rex Pennycuff said, No one wants to raise taxes but Im in favor of this tax. This is a user tax. I would venture to say that 98 percent of the people in this room will never pay a penny of this tax. In a telephone interview, Kathy Robinson, who has interests in real estate, vacation rentals and charter shing, said she had mixed feelings about the increase. Im not against it, she said. We can probably do some good things with that money. But, people do come here because its more affordable than surrounding areas. This will increase the cost of lodgings. People do pay attention to taxes. When I book a rental I am careful to quote the cost and point out the amount of tax that will be charged. At least one local lodging provider spoke out strongly against even the existing bed tax in an interview following the TDC meeting. Jimmy Mosconis, owner of the Bay City Lodge, called it taxation without representation. It hasnt helped me one iota and I want out of it, he said. He pointed out that in Bay County, only vendors to the west of the Hathaway Bridge in the tourism oriented beach area must pay the bed tax. TDC member Chester Reese of Carrabelle said, If you look at us we are the lowest in such a great rental area. Everyones going to bene t from this. I support this tax. A 4 percent bed tax is smaller than large metro areas like Miami-Dade (9 percent), and New York City (12 percent). Orlando in Orange County collects 5 percent as do Sarasota, Miami Beach and Leon County. Key West collects 4 percent with a 2 percent add on for conventions. All other coastal Panhandle counties collect 4 to 5 percent. Jackel said the money could be used to increase funding to the visitor centers, renovate the Armory and improve water access. Collins suggested some of the money could go towards international marketing. Jackel urged the board members to take the proposal directly to the county commission. If you take it to referendum, youll never see a dollar this year, she said. She said that if the TDC asked for two 1 percent increases in the tax, only a majority vote of at least 3-2 would be needed. But, if the TDC requested a 2 percent hike, four of the ve county commissioners must support the increase. She speculated that, if the increase passed in May, the TDC could begin collecting the increased tax in June. Diana Prickett, owner of Resort Vacation Properties, said the transition would take longer because existing rentals would have to be informed of the increase. Collins said the transition would take at least three months. Reese said he wanted to be sure the majority of lodging providers backed the increase before approaching the county commission. Id just like to see as many rental providers on board as we can, he said. Blair said he believed more time was needed to communicate the idea to vendors. I think it might be smart for the TDC to send a letter to each lodging provider notifying them this is our plan and this is why we are doing this, Collins said. Blair suggested lodging vendors be invited to the next TDC meeting to discuss the increase. The board voted unanimously to contact all lodging vendors with the plan and invite them to join the discussion. CC LAND ROAD CIGP PROJECT PROJECT # 007.105NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS CC LAND ROAD CIGP PROJECT CC Land Road CIGP Project. Bids will be received until on tractors BILL MILLER REALTY850-697-3751 (3310) 570-0658400 + COMM. U.S. 98 & GULFADJ. TO LANARK MARINA 850K$29,500 $2,500 DOWN BUYS 2 BED APT. 2 6 ORRENT $500/MTH 2 B/R 1 BTH GULF VIEW HOME W/ FAMILY ROOM $70,000 C/B-3-1 2 COR. LOTS CITY $49,500 3/2D/W 2 COR. LOTS -CITY $42,500MIH 2 CRNRLOTS BLK. $ STORE REDUCED $49,500 2 AC-AT RIVER UTIL. IN -$39,500 By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@starfl.com After several contentious meetings, the Tourist Development Council has ordered the Apalachicola Maritime Museum to alter a sign at the St. George Island Visitor Center. The sign was part of a triptych; three signs mounted together, one advertising the visitor center, one advertising the Lighthouse Museum and Gift Shop and one crediting the TDC for supporting the two facilities. Terry Kemp, treasurer for the St. George Island Lighthouse Association, said the association, the maritime museum (AMM) and TDC board member Alice Collins worked together on the design for the signs and on choosing a vendor to create them. Kemp said her association paid for the sign advertising the lighthouse museum. The lighthouse association and the visitor center split the cost of the TDC sign and the installation of the triptych, about $4,300 total. George Kirvin Floyd, founder of the AMM, said the visitor center sign was approved and paid for by the TDC. The visitor center sign reads St. George Island, Of cial Host Visitor Center and incorporates the logo of the AMM including the slogan, Maritime Museum, Events Trips and Training. At the April 3 TDC meeting, the content of the sign was criticized as promoting the AMM directly. There is no separation of the business and services they provide and the visitor center. said TDC board member Rex Pennycuff. I dont think visually that you can make that distinction. Im gonna speak for a lot of people and the consensus Ive heard is that they are promoting themselves. Fishing guide Charles Wilson said, Thats the consensus of some of the guides. I dont think TDC money can be used to bene t one person or one business. I think thats illegal. TDC member Chester Reese, who also is charter shing captain, moved that offensive language be removed from the sign. I think it will bring people in, said Collins, who also owns a St. George island vacation rental company. Lets not take it off right now. I think it helps us promote from Franklin County. The TDC voted to instruct the AMM to remove their slogan from the sign, with Collins, Frank Cook and Paul Parker opposed.Fishing guides speak out at committee hearingThe move came after several St. George Island merchants attended the March 6 meeting of the TDC and expressed concerns about the operation of the visitor center and the sign. In response to their complaints, the TDC appointed a committee to discuss the operation of the visitor center at a March 28 special meeting held at the Eastpoint Firehouse. The committee, Cal Allen, Pennycuff and Reese, was accompanied by TDC staffers Curt Blair and Fran Edwards. About 25 people, many of them shing guides, attended that meeting. Pennycuff told the group that the operation of the visitor centers was on the table for discussion, but the sign would be an agenda item at the regular April TDC meeting. We want to discuss how the visitor centers have worked in the past and even the playing eld for everyone involved, he said. Newt Colston, president of the St. George Island Civic Association, said he and about 125 island residents who had formerly volunteered at the visitor center had concerns about the knowledge of the current staff. We had a lot of knowledge. A lot of the staff now are young folks who havent grown up on St. George Island and dont know about the businesses, he said. Colston said he knew of an instance when a visitor had been told he must go to Apalachicola to buy bait. Folks are disappointed with the knowledge of people working there. Not that these kids are bad or anything else; they just dont know, he said. Jennifer Daniels, who Floyd said was in charge of staf ng at the visitor center, told the meeting that the printed visitor guide created by the TDC was the source for any information given to visitors, and that a copy of it is given to everybody who entered the visitor center. In a telephone interview following the meeting, Floyd said the visitor center was staffed with AMM employees and on-the-job trainees provided and paid by the Workforce Center in Panama City. He said the Workforce trainees often worked only brie y before leaving to take advantage of other educational opportunities. He said training of staff was ongoing. Augusta West, executive director of AMM, said any county merchant was welcome to display brochures and business cards at the visitor center. I welcome this (meeting as a) public forum, she said. Blair said the committee meeting would allow the TDC to sort through some issues in a very speci c way. He said he believed any misunderstanding or disagreement was merely the result of the transition in administration of the visitor center. Floyd said some island businesses were unhappy because his employees were distributing the TDC directory instead of a short list of shing guides restricted to those based on the island, which he said was distributed by the former regime. Speaking after the meeting, former visitor center volunteers said lists of various businesses, especially restaurants, were distributed but none recalled a short list of island guides.Questions raised on museums businessSome members of the audience expressed concern that, AMM, a registered 501c3 not-for-pro t corporation, offers kayak rentals and charters boats. Do you think its fair for somebody who owns a guide service to run the visitor center on the island? asked Alan Woodduck Richards. Charter Captain Rex Phipps said, We contribute to bed tax. We are entertainers. I buy insurance. I buy brochures. Were spending a lot of money to make our telephones ring. We just want equal footing. If the TDC would respect that Id be eternally grateful. Floyd said that all not-for-profits raise money. The St. George Island Lighthouse Association sold memberships, bricks and climbs. We stopped all of that, he said. Its about educating for our maritime heritage. We do a lot of education. Angela Troy, owner of Island Out tters, accused Floyd of booking reservations for AMM activities at the visitor center. Floyd denied doing so. Troys allegations that tours and rentals were booked at the visitor center are supported by statements from several former volunteers who said they were immediately trained to book reservations for AMM when the maritime museum took over the visitor center. Floyd said island merchants had spied on the visitor center. He said a survey carried out by his staff in March showed fewer than 2 percent of visitor center inquiries dealt with kayak rentals. On the St George Island Visitor Center web page theres a huge icon that goes straight to the Apalachicola Maritime Museum, said Troy. Blair said the icon had been removed. The website link was there for lighthouse association, said West. We just changed the link to the maritime museum. She said several county businesses, including AMM, had not been listed on the web directory for the island visitor center when AMM took possession. Blair said it was dif cult to keep business listings up to date. Floyd said he plans to update the business listings for the visitor center website. He said his employees will visit individual businesses so they have rst hand information. Pennycuff said Daniels recently visited his Eastpoint store and BED TAX from page A1 TDC reverses stand on island signSee TDC A11

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Bruner Attorney Personal & Business BankruptcyOver 30 Years Legal Experience850-670-3030 bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information interviewed him. Pennycuff adjourned the fact nding meeting after an hour. He summed up the discussion by saying the committee would take everyones concerns back to the TDC. Our hope is we can treat everyone as fair as we possibly can, he said.Chamber offered to consider managing centerAt the regular April 3 TDC meeting, Reese told the board the factnding meeting had been very calm and open. He said the TDC needs to provide a basic roadmap for visitor centers about how to approach people when they walk through the door. TDC Chair Pinki Jackel asked if the committee had recommendations. Reese said the TDC should sign a contract with each visitor center. All and only Franklin County businesses should be represented at the centers and no speci c business should ever be named. He suggested staff be uniformly trained and that centers should investigate ways to promote county businesses. Reese asked if a not-or-profit must manage the centers. Blaire said the original TDC policy was for chambers of commerce to manage the centers, but because the island never formed a chamber, the TDC signed a one-year contract in 2007 with the lighthouse association to staff the visitor center, which was renewed annually. In March 2012, the lighthouse association informed the TDC that they would not renew their contract, which expired Oct. 1. After the island civic association and other not-forpro ts expressed no interest in managing the center, the TDC chose AMM, based in Apalachicola, to run it. Beverly Hewitt, who serves on both the TDC and the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, said Chamber Director Anita Grove was rebuffed by the TDC board when she offered to approach her chamber board about possibly running the center. AMM signed an agreement in Sept.2012, to assume leadership at the visitor center, beginning Oct. 1. While the TDC footed the bill for the visitor center sign, more than $6,000, it is unclear whether they approved the design. Hewitt said she does not believe the verbiage was discussed. Parker and Allen both say they dont remember. Members of the lighthouse association say the design was set before Collins took the proposal before the TDC. Floyd said he is sure the content was discussed at the Jan. 2 TDC meeting and that Parker raised concerns about the signs content. Floyd said the word Apalachicola was removed from the logo in deference to TDC concerns. He said he plans to have the signmaker match the paint and cover the slogan but is disappointed that so much controversy erupted. This should be about what people visiting the area want to know and not about ghting over a sign, Floyd said. During the discussion at the April meeting, Hewitt suggested that in the future, all visitor center signs be identical. Jackel said this could be a topic for discussion at future TDC marketing committee meetings. He is under investigation for computerrelated crimes, said Johnson. He does not have a warrant yet. Diorio was reported missing on Tuesday, April 2 at 4 p.m., prompting investigators to ping his phone to obtain the gps coordinates that might con rm his location. It came back to a long-lat (longitudelatitude) at Duck Lake, just north of Lanark, off of Lake Morality Road, said Johnson. An emergency request to Verizon was able to determine a more precise location for the telephone. We rode out to the coordinates and we didnt see his truck so we called FWC, said Johnson. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission helicopter eventually located the green 1996 Dodge Ram truck from the air. When we got to the truck he was not there but his phone was, said Johnson. Clothes and tools were in the truck, but nothing out of the ordinary. The Department of Corrections k-9 team searched the area, rst with beagles then with bloodhounds, but found no trace of Diorio. FWC of cers fanned out on foot until darkness, and then again Wednesday morning. Of cers interviewed friends and family, and again Johnson would not con rm what law enforcement had learned, hinting only that there were suspicions that one or more of these individuals might know the whereabouts of the 5, 170-pound Diorio, who has green eyes and brown hair. He also has a criminal record, and is on probation for four May 2011 offenses, two in Franklin County and two in Wakulla. In Dec. 2011, he was found guilty of misdemeanor criminal mischief, and grand theft under $5,000, in Wakulla, and sentenced to two years probation. Also that month, he received three-years probation in Franklin County for traf cking in stolen property. Anyone having information about Diorio is asked to call Johnson at 670-8083. MISSING from page A1 TDC from page A1PHOTOS BY LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesThe controversial sign at the St. George Island Visitor Center. Captains Junior Holland, Charles Wilson and Ken Finch and Kathy Robinson of Robinson Realty and Robinson Brothers Guide Service attended the April 3 meeting of the TDC.

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B12| The Times Thursday, April 11, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS 90664T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010-CA000038 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, v. BILLIE J. ADAMS; STEPHEN H. ADAMS; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order on Plaintiffs Motion to Cancel and Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated March 11, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA000038 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 10th day of July, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. on the Front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 6, BLOCK 3, SUN N SAND, UNIT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2008 DESTINY MANUFACTURED HOME, SERIAL NUMBER DISH03537GAA/B. Any person claiming an interst in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Court Administrator FL Phone: (850)577-4401 DATED AT APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA THIS 13TH DAY OF MARCH, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk April 4, 11, 2013 90666T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2011-CA000419 PNC Bank, National Association, Plaintiff, vs. Vera M. Snider and Vera S. Dudley, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated March 11, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA000419 of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein PNC Bank, National Association, Plaintiff and Vera M. Snider and Vera S. Dudley are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Marcia M. Johnson, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE WEST FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED ON HWY 98, IN APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on June 27, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: COMMENCE AT THE ABUTMENT OF THE SOUTH APPROACH OF THE CARRABELLE RIVER BRIDGE WITH THE CENTERLINE OF STATE ROAD NO: 30 (U.S. HIGHWAY NO: 98) AND RUN SOUTH 21 DEGREES 57 DEGREES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID CENTERLINE 100.00 FEET, THENCE LEAVING SAID CENTERLINE RUN NORTH 63 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 68.00 FEET TO THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OFWAY BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD NO: 30 (U.S. HIGHWAY NO: 98), THENCE RUN SOUTH 21 DEGREES 75 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 351.90 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION OF SAID WESTERLY RIGHTOF-WAY BOUNDARY WITH THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD NO: S-379 (RIVER ROAD), THENCE RUN NORTH 76 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHTOF-WAY BOUNDARY 1230.40 FEET TO AN IRON ROD AND CAP (MARKED #4261) MARKING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE NORTH 76 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 127.81 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (MARKED #2919), THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY RUN NORTH 13 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST 114.09 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF THE CARRABELLE RIVER, THENCE RUN SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE AS FOLLOWS: SOUTH 74 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 52 SECONDS EAST 76.71 FEET, SOUTH 86 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 11 SECONDS EAST 6.26 FEET, SOUTH 76 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST 12.15 FEET, SOUTH 70 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST 18.64 FEET, SOUTH 76 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 03 SECONDS EAST 19.85 FEET, THENCE LEAVING SAID APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE RUN SOUTH 15 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST 109.27 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTERST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301; (850)577-4430 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Marcia M. Johnson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Franklin County, Florida Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk of Court Submitted By: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561)998-6700 (561)998-6707 April 4, 11, 2013 90682T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 19-2012CA-000449 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF HTE ASSET BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2002-HE1 Plaintiff, v. CAROL THOMPSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CAROL THOMPSON; BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA; 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: CAROL THOMPSON Last Known Address: 495 McIntyre Road Carrabelle, Florida 32322 Current Address: Unknown Previous Address: 496 Avenue A, Apt. F Eastpoint, FL 323283485 Previous Address: 192 14th Street Apalachicola, Florida 32320 TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CAROL THOMPSON Last Known Address: 495 McIntyre Road Carrabelle, Florida 32322 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 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: PARCEL L: COMMENCE AT AN OLD IRON PIPE MARKING THE NORTHEAST COMER OF THE 6.00 ACRE TRACT OF LAND DEEDED TO MORRIS H. MILLER AND LOLA MILLER, HIS WIFE, AS RECORDED IN DEED BOOK P. P., PAGES 287 TO 288, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID OLD IRON PIPE BEING ON THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF THE SEABOARD AIRLINE RAILROAD (ORIGINALLY THE GEORGIA, FLORIDA & ALABAMA RAILROAD) (ABANDONED), AND THENCE RUN SOUTH 03 DEGREES 25 MINUTES EAST (BEARING BASE) ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 120 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTINUE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 25 MINUTES EAST ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT-OFWAY BOUNDARY 59 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE LEAVING SAID WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY RUN SOUTH 87 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 03 SECONDS WEST 149.78 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN NORTH 03 DEGREES 25 MINUTES WEST 64.8 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 49 MINUTES EAST 150.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 3 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL 2: COMMENCING AT A POINT ON THE RIGHT OF WAY OF THE SEABOARD AIR LINE RAILROAD, ORIGINALLY THE GEORGIA, FLORIDA AND ALABAMA RAILROAD RIGHT OF WAY DIRECTLY OPPOSITE OR ACROSS THE TRACK FROM THE THIRTEEN (13) MILE POST, RUNNING THENCE SOUTH ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY (150) FEET TO A STALE; THENCE REVERSE THIS LINE AND RUN NORTH THE DISTANCE OF 208.7 FEET TO A POINT, WHICH IS THE POINT OF BEGINNING FOR THE LAND HEREIN CONVEYED; FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN THENCE WEST THE DISTANCE OF 150 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 120 FEET; THENCE EAST 150 FEET; THENCE NORTH 120 FEET AND/OR TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. COMPRISING A LOT OF LAND 120 FEET BY 150 FEET. LYING AND BEING IN SECTION TEN (10), TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 3 WEST. This property is located at the Street address of: 495 McIntyre Road, Carrabelle, Florida 32322 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 25, 2013. MARCIA JOHNSON CLERK OF THE COURT By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Brian Streicher, 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: rclemente@erwlaw.com Secondary email: servicecomplete@erwlaw. com File No: 5646-55956 **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. April 4, 11, 2013 90698T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 192011CA000404XXXXXX FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. LARRY JOE SMITH; et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated March 25, 2013, and entered in Case No. 192011CA000404XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and LARRY JOE SMITH; STEPHANIE A. SMITH; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 County, Florida, 11:00 a.m. on the 9th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF THE 100.00 FOOT RIGHTOF-WAY OF U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 319 WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 6 WEST, FRANLKIN COUNTY, FLORIDA (SAID CONCRETE MONUMENT BEING LOCATED 504.00 FEET SOUTH OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 29) AND TEHNCE RUN SOUTH 65 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 1282.00 FEET TO THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF TENTH STREET, THENCE RUN NORTH 24 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID TENTH STREET 599.76 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE NORTH 24 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 99.95 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE THENCE RUN NORTH 65 DEGREEES 45 MINUTES 21 SECONDS EAST 235.00 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 24 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 100.00 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN SOUTH 65 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 13 SECONDS WEST 235.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Franklin County Courthouse. Telephone 850-6538861 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Apalachicola, Florida, on March 26, 2013. Marcia M. Johnson As Clerk of Circuit Court By Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk SHD Legal Group P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Phone: (954)564-0071 Service E-mail: answers@shdlegalgroup.c om April 4, 11, 2013 90716T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 192012CA000348CAXXXX DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-OPT3, ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OPT3, Plaintiff, vs. JUDITH A. THOMPSON A/K/A JUDITH THOMPSON, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 25, 2013, and entered in 192012CA000348CA XXXX of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-OPT3, ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OPT3, is the Plaintiff and JUDITH A. THOMPSON A/K/A JUDITH THOMPSON; CENTENNIAL BANK, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK; UNKNOWN TENANTS are the Defendant(s). Kendall Wade as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, 2nd floor lobby, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320, at 11:00 AM on May 16, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN THE N.E. OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 27, T8S, R8W HEREBY FURTHER DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FROM THE NORTHEASTERLY INTERSECTION (CON.MON.) OF TWO PROPOSED 66 FOOT ROADS, 1765 FEET DUE NORTH AND 218.5 FEET WEST OF THE S.W. CORNER (CON.MON.) OF THE N.E. OF SAID SECTION 27, RUN SOUTH 66 DEGREES EAST ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF THE ROAD, 144 FEET TO A POINT FOR BEGINNING; RUN THENCE, CONTINUING ALONG ROAD, 200 FEET; THENCE NORTH 24 DEGREES EAST 145 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE CREEK; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG CREEK TO A POINT NORTH 24 DEGREES EAST OF THE PLACE OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 24 DEGREES WEST 145 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 2nd day of April, 2013. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of Court By Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT 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. Submitted by: Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, P.L. Attorneys for Plaintiff 3010 N. Military Trail, Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33431 Phone: 561-241-6901 Fax: 561-241-9181 April 11, 18, 2013 90724T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09000677CA SUNTRUST BANK, INC. Plaintiff, vs. MELANIE JANE TURNER; STANLEY W. BENECKI; Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 25, 2013, and entered in Case No. 09000677CA, of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida. SUNTRUST BANK, INC. is Plaintiff and MELANIE JANE TURNER; STANLEY W. BENECKI; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE LOBBY ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE, at 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA in FRANKLIN County, FLORIDA 32320, at 11:00 A.M., on the 16th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 5, UNRECORDED, DOG ISLAND, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A POINT ON THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 4 WEST, DOG ISLAND, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA SAID POINT LYING 395.98 FEET SOUTH OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID FRACTIONAL SECTION 11, SAID POINT ALSO LYING ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF GULF SHORE DRIVE, THENCE RUN SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY THE FOLLOWING COURSES: SOUTH 67 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 1096.00 FEET, SOUTH 60 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST 3600.00 FEET SOUTH 62 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST 1100.00 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #6475) MARKING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING AND LEAVING SAID RIGHT-OFWAY BOUNDARY RUN SOUTH 26 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 06 SECONDS EAST 182.38 FEET TO THE APPROXIMATE MEAN HIGH WATER LINE OF THE GULF OF MEXICO, THENCE RUN SOUTH 66 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 51 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE 29.48 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 60 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE 70.37 FEET, THENCE LEAVING SAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE RUN NORTH 26 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST 182.01 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT LYING ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHTOF-WAY BOUNDARY OF GULF SHORE DRIVE, THENCE RUN NORTH 62 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 99.73 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 26th day of March, 2013. Marcia Johnson As Clerk of said Court By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320, Phone No. (904)6538861, Extension 106 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-9558771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Phone: (954) 382-3486 Fax: (954)382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahane andassociates.com File No.: 12-08804 April 11, 18, 2013 92975T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 19-2012-CA-000450 SEC.:_______ U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE BEAR STEARNS ARM TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-6 Plaintiff, vs. LARRY V. FILA, JR., et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, April 11, 2013 The Times | B13 RENTALS 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322Contact Randi Dempsey (850) 697-5300 www.seacrestre.com www. rst tness.com/carrabelle PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RENTALS SEACREST REAL ESTATE, INC. IS NOW2 BR / 1 BA FURNISHED .................. $550 3 BR / 3 BA UNFIRNISHED CONDO WITH POOL ............................................. $850 4 BR / 2 BA UNFIRNISHED MOBILE HOME W/ FENCED IN YARD ........................ $850 2 BR / 2 BA UNFURNISHED HOME WITH POOL ............................................. $850 3 BR / 2 BA FURNISHED APARTMENT, UTILITIES INCLUDED .......................$850 OFFICE BUILDING FOR RENT 1500 SQ. FT. 2 LOTS HWY 98 FRONTAGE .......... $650 FOR FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGPROPERTY TO: LARRY V. FILA, JR. (AVOIDER), ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 441 HAWTHORNE RD. LINTHICUM, MD 21090 CYNTHIA R. FILA (AVOIDER), ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 441 HAWTHORNE RD. LINTHICUM, MD 21090 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendant(s) are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant(s) as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in FRANKLIN County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 23, BLOCK 69, UNIT 5, ST. GEORGE ISLAND GULF BEACHES, AS SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 16 AND 17 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND A RECTANGULAR PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED IN THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 22, BLOCK 69, ST. GEORGE ISLAND GULF BEACHES UNIT NO. 5, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 16 AND 17, PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 22, BLOCK 69, ST. GEORGE ISLAND GULF BEACHES UNIT NO. 5, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 16 AND 17, PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, WHICH IS THE POINT OF THE BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN SOUTH 24 EAST ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF LOT 22 A DISTANCE OF 5 FEET; THENCE NORTH 63 EAST 22 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE WATERS OF ST. GEORGE SOUND; THENCE IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE SHORE OF ST. GEORGE SOUND 5 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE NORTH SIDE OF LOT 22 A DISTANCE OF 22 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF THE BEGINNING. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 781 WEST PINE AVENUE, SAINT GEORGE ISLAND, FL 32328 This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, such Morris Hardwick Schneider, LLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 5110 Eisenhower Blvd, Suite 120, Tampa, FL 33634 within thirty (30) days of the first publication and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff s attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 26th day of February, 2013. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of Court Clerk of Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk 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. April 4, 11, 2013 93027T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 19-2010-CA-000350 DIVISION: US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR WFASC 2005-AR3, Plaintiff, vs. MARK E. GADDIS A/K/A MARK GADDIS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 25, 2013 and entered in Case No. 19-2010-CA000350 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida wherein US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR WFASC 2005-AR3 is the Plaintiff and MARK E. GADDIS A/K/A MARK GADDIS; JACKIE GADDIS A/K/A JACKIE T. GADDIS; WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; THE TOWNHOMES OF ST. GEORGE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 25th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 11, BLOCK L, THREE HUNDRED OCEAN MILE PHASE 2, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, AT PAGE 32, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1804 GULF BEACH DRIVE, ST. GEORGE ISLAND, FL 32328 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on February 26, 2013. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Mr. Doug Smith, Office of Court Administration, Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 Phone: 850577-4401, Fax: 850487-7947 F10038676 April 11, 18, 2013 93017T IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 19 2012 CC 000114 ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not for profit corporation, Plaintiff, vs. JAY GREGORY BRANCH, SR., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 26, 2013, and entered in Case No. 19 2012 CC 000114 of the County Court Of The Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., is Plaintiff, and JAY GREGORY BRANCH, SR. is Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash inside the Front Steps of the Franklin County Courthouse at 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320, Franklin County, Florida, at 11:00 am on the 9th day of May, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 28, of Windjammer Village, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, at Page 38 and 39, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. 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 Danny Davis, ADA Coordinator, Court Technology Office, Office of Court Administration, 301 S. Monroe St., Rm 225, Tallahassee, FL 32303, (850) 577-3401 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED this 26th day of March, 2013. Marcia M. Johnson, Clerk of Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk 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. Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 348 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Suite 7 Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548-5253 (850)-664-2229 (850) 664-7882 Fax April 4, 11, 2013 93091T LEGAL NOTICE Notice is given pursuant to Florida SelfStorage Facility Act, Florida Statutes, Chapter 83, Part IV, that Seminole Safe N Secure Storage will hold a sale by sealed bid on: April 27, 2013 at: 10:00 a.m. at 162 US 98, Eastpoint, Florida 32328 of the contents of mini-warehouse(s) containing personal property of: Tonita Turn Lanny Hardman Kristy Glass Fred Wayne Walker Anna Marie Konopka Charlene Fincher Paul Craft Before the sale date of April 27, 2013, the property may be redeemed by payment in cash or money order of the outstanding balance and cost by mailing it to Post Office Box 1054, Eastpoint, Florida 32328, or by paying in person. April 11, 18, 2013 Concealed Weapons Permit ClassNRA Certified instructor teaching the CWP class in Eastpoint FL, April 13th and 14th at 2:00 pm. Only $80! Call (850) 878-6421 for Details and Reservations. French Bulldog puppies for sale, 10 weeks old, 2 Males and 1 female, Shots, house broken, healthy, $700 janemiller230@aol.com (850) 653-2542 Text FL47125 to 56654 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 Carabelle : Carabelle Flea Market (Behind the IGA) Saturday April 13th, 8am until Venders Welcome Flood Service/Hosp.Best WesternNeeds Front Desk ReceptionistWeekends Required Come in person to 249 Hwy 98 Apalachicola, FL. from 9am-3pm No phone calls!!! Web ID 34247595 Text FL47595 to 56654 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 Food Svs/HospitalityBartender / Therapist NeededThe Port Inn/Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for a part time bartender. The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of liquors, beers, wines, and mixology techniques, but we are willing to train the right person. If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Food Svs/HospitalityPapa Joes Oyster Bar & GrillNow HiringExperienced Line Cooks & Other Positions Apply in person only HospitalityHousekeepingPart Time weekend help needed for all positions, apply in person, 4693 Cape San Blas Rd or 1200 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach Food Svs/HospitalityEvening Cook NeededThe Thirsty Goat is now accepting applications for an evening cook. The ideal candidate will have restaurant experience, but we are willing to train the right person. Applicants must have the ability to function in a fast paced environment while remaining professional and friendly. Candidates must be able to work weekends and holidays, dependability is a must! If you have an eye for detail, the highest desire to deliver superior service, and can play well with others, we would love to hear from you! Apply in person at the address below. E.O.E. DFWP Port Inn 501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 HospitalityRESORT VACATION PROPERTIESHas two openings for Full-time office work. Must have prior office experience, be able to quickly learn computer software & have excellent customer service skills. Working weekends is required. Great benefits. For more information, call Sandra at (850) 927-7601. Qualified applicants may apply 9-5 weekdays at 123 W Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island Other Join the Collins Vacation Rentals Team!Property Inspectors and CleanersHousekeeping Department now hiring full and part time Property Inspectors. Must have reliable transportation, cell phones, and a talent for attention to detail. Also looking for cleaners who take pride in their work. All must be willing to work weekends and holidays. Applications available at Collins Vacation Rentals, Inc., 60 E. Gulf Beach Drive, SGI. For more information, call (850) 927-5460 or (850) 927-5442. Web ID#: 34247370 Text FL47370 to 56654 Office/Retail Space For Rent1,000 sq. ft. at High Cotton on Water St in Apalachicola. $1,200/mo plus utilities. Call Kathy Robinson at Robinson Real Estate Co. 850-653-7196.Text FL48011 to 56654 ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free: 800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW Apalachicola: 1 br, 1 ba efficiency w/ kitchen & living room. Call for information 850-653-6103 Text FL48155 to 56654 Carrabelle Cove ApartmentsTaking Applications Now Available: 1, 2 and 3 br, Handicap Apts. Laundry facilities on site, W/S included in rent, CH&A and window coverings provided. On site management Office. Rental assistance available. Income restrictions apply, reasonable accommodation. Carrabelle Cove Apartments 807 Gray Ave #33 Carrabelle, Fl 32322 850-697-2017 TDD711 This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employerText FL29928 to 56654 St. GeorgeIsland $175/wk, elec, satellite, garbage incl. Pool tbl. 12 X 65 deck. Beautiful view! 850-653-5319 1 BR, CottageCH/A in Apalachicola, 850-643-7740 Appalachacola 4 Bedroom/ 1 Bath. Wood frame. Central heat and air, all appliances electrical. $950/ month, plus $950 deposit. Call (561) 312-7188 I-Pass, C-301 br 1 ba, w/encl patio. 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Call Kathy Robinson, at Robinson Real Estate Company 850-653-7196 or stop by 44 Avenue E. Text FL48013 to 56654 Check our cars and trucks in todays classified section! These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. EmeraldCoast Marketplace 747-5020

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LocalA14 | The Times Thursday, April 11, 2013 Real Estate PicksOur local real estate experts have identied what they feel are the best values around and are oering them to you in Real Estate Picks! (In this section), Discover the best real estate values in Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Cape San Blas, St. George Island, Carrabelle and surrounding areas. Best Values on the Forgotten Coast MLS 248897 ST. GEORGE ISLAND $1,299,000 Positive Space Immaculately maintained custom home designed by architect Larry Burke on a one acre landscaped lot in prestigious St. George Plantation! This one owner home is beautifully furnished and features Gulf views across the entire southern wall of the house. The spacious master suite totally occupies the 2nd oor with easy access to the laundry room from the bedroom. Both guest bedrooms have private baths and the den can serve as a 4th bedroom with a half bath or oce/ craft room. Beautiful full porches for easy entertaining and enjoying the Gulf view. This home also has a gas replace and oak oors throughout the living/dining areas. Square footage, acreage and lot dimensions are taken from County Property Appraisers website. Shimmering Sands RealtySTEVE HARRIS866-927-4654 | Home: 850-927-4654 Cell: 850-890-1971 www.stevesisland.com www.PositiveSpaceHome.com MLS 242645 $499,900 Carrabelle/Bay FrontThis gorgeous home is a MUST SEE on all levels. From the unique architecture to the breath-taking views on the bay. This 2 BR / 2 BA home features a 250 ft dock, Kathy Frink850.899.5104 | 850.697.1010 www.coastalrealtyinfo.com SELL YOUR LISTINGS HERE! Only $35 per week per listing Minimum 2 ads per week or 1 ad for 2 weeks Contact Joel or Kari for details: (850)814-7377 or (850)227-7847SOLD John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.comMLS# 248242$279,900St. George Island1ST TIER PLANTATION LOTGreat Gulf Views! Panoramic views to the east & north, Attention pilots! Near the Plantation airport; One acre lot, Adjacent to boardwalk to Gulf, One of the highest lots on the Island, Amenities include New Club house & Pool. Seaside Drive, Nicks Hole John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.comMLS# 248579$649,900St. George IslandSHELL HARBOR BAYFRONT 4 BR, 4.5 BA, Guest Cottage, boat/RV garage, Gulf view storage, beautiful sunsets! Jury Room to open at the DixieThe Panhandle Players will present C.B. Gilfords Jury Room April 19-21 at the Dixie Theatre in Apalachicola. Twelve jurors gather to decide the innocence or guilt of a young girl. Did she stab her uncle in cold blood? Eleven jurors say yes; one, a student actress played by Katie McFarland, says no. The jurors agree to her request to re-enact the crime right there. Props are brought in, including the actual murder weapon. The actress becomes the accused. The foreman, played by Gary Niblack, takes the part of the murdered man, and as the re-enactment proceeds, some people begin to lose themselves in their parts. Its a tense situation, for if the girl did not kill her uncle, who did? Could it even be one of the characters on stage? The verdict, the solution and the climax of the play arrive together in a single, smashing conclusion. Also appearing in the show are Royce Rolstad as Young Man, Robbie Johnson as Angry Man, Jeana Crozier as Shy Girl, Laura Baney as Blonde, Denise Butler as Society Woman, Sally Crown and Judy Loftus as Old Ladies, Bobbi Ann Sewell as Brunette, Bob Caiola as Middle Aged Man and David Adlerstein as Man With Glasses. Jury Room shows at 7:30 p.m. April 19-20 and 3 p.m. April 21. Tickets are available at the Dixie box of ce, Downtown Books, Butler Agency or at the door. Cash or check only. For more information, call 370-5281.County issues herbicide guidelinesAt the request of Trans eld Services, the rm that maintains the state right-of-way in the county, the county commission has issued a memo instructing Trans eld on the use of herbicides. The herbicide used is the most environmentally friendly and safest and appropriate for the application area per federal/state guidelines. Trans eld or any other approved agent keep accurate and up-to-date herbicide applications logs for auditing purposes and any employee of Trans eld or any other FDOT approved agent applying chemicals must be an approved and licensed herbicide applicator as outlined in Florida Statues. The recommendations were prepared by Director of Administrative Services Alan Pierce and County Extension Agent Bill Mahan.Carrabelle honors volunteersAt the April 4 meeting, Carrabelle commissioners made three proclamations. April was of cially designated as both Water Conservation Month and Clean Up Carrabelle Month and the week of April 21-27 was of cially designated as National Volunteer Week by the city.Carrabelle historic preservation project completeRenovations to the old Carrabelle City Hall, now the Carrabelle History Museum are complete. The work was funded by a $50,000 Historic Preservation Grant. The work included combining two small existing restrooms into one Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant facility. The electrical system of the building received a total upgrade and new lighting was installed on the rst oor. Historical Society President Tamara Allen said the new track lighting has already received many compliments. In addition, the entry to the museum has been upgraded with an ADC compliant access ramp. Trivia Fun with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is now a weekly feature in The Times. 1) How did host Jim Lange refer to a female contestant on older TVs The Dating Game? Beautiette, Ladymore, Bachelorette, Lovelylou 2) Statistically, within the next seven days how many Americans will be injured by jewelry? 59, 234, 600, 800 3) Where are you subject to nes for making ugly faces at dogs? Oklahoma, Montreal, Florida, Moscow 4) Worcestershire sauce is basically what kind of ketchup? Mustard, Pepper, Anchovy, Vinegar 5) Which capital city was once known as Beverwyck? Annapolis, Albany, Atlanta, Austin 6) How many blowholes does a blue whale have? 1, 2, 3, 4 7) Whom did Frank Sinatra say was his greatest musical in uence? Ink Spots, Billie Holiday, Midge Williams, Boswell Sisters 8) Where was chicken divan created at the Divan Parisien Restaurant? NYC, Chicago, Seattle, Boston 9) In ancient Rome it was a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked what? Wrist, Neck, Nose, Foot 10) Which Charles is said to have devised the rst chuck wagon? Pieman, Fryer, Cooker, Goodnight 11) Of these celebrities, whos allergic to horses? Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Eminen, Usher 12) Where is it illegal to give someone a box of candy weighing more than 50 pounds? Alaska, Texas, Idaho, Virginia 13) Generally, smokers eat more of what than non-smokers? Pasta, Sugar, Fruit, Pizza 14) What do skunks occasionally do right before they spray? Handstands, Twirls, Jumps, Rollovers ANSWERS 1) Bachelorette. 2) 800. 3) Oklahoma. 4) Anchovy. 5) Albany. 6) 2. 7) Billie Holiday. 8) NYC. 9) Nose. 10) Goodnight. 11) Sandra Bullock. 12) Idaho. 13) Sugar. 14) Handstands. Trivia FunWilson CaseyWC@Trivia Guy.com News BRIEFS PHOTOS BY ROYCE ROLSTAD | Special to the TimesKatie McFarland plays the lone juror who thinks a defendant is innocent in Jury Room, showing April 19-21 at the Dixie Theatre. Gary Niblack, seated, plays the foreman. BELOW: Royce Rolstad, left, plays Young Man, and Robbie Johnson, right, plays Angry Man.