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xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 50¢ WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM Phone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8036 Circulation: 800-345-8688 DEADLINES FOR NEXT WEEK: School News & Society: 11 a.m. Friday Real Estate Ads: 11 a.m. Thursday Legal Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Display Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Line Ads: 5 p.m. Monday xxxxx Contact Us xxxxx Out to see Index By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes lswoboda@star .com Before a Senate eld hearing set for Tuesday, the Apalachicola Riverkeeper is organizing a media event to draw attention to the collapse of the Apalachicola Bay. At the request of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Miami, an unprecedented eld hearing will take place at 11 a.m. Aug. 13 in Apalachicola’s courthouse annex. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will come to discuss “Effects of Water Flows on Apalachicola Bay: Short and Long Term Perspectives.” At a Tuesday meeting, Riverkeeper Dan Tonsmeire asked the county commission to declare Aug. 13 “Stand Up for the River and Bay Day.” Anita Grove, director of the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, secured a similar declaration from the Apalachicola city commission Tuesday evening. Tonsmeire said he wants to assemble a large group of people as a show of support for bay restoration on the day of the hearing. “I want your endorsement, participation and guidance,” he told commissioners. “This is an unprecedented opportunity that the Senate has given us. The opportunity for comment during the Senate hearing is pretty limited, so we want to stage an orderly 30minute press conference on the courthouse steps before the hearing to provide an opportunity for you and other community leaders to speak.” Vrooman lighting turns on controversy By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com A quarter-million-dollar federal project with a tight deadline for replacing the ball eld lights at Eastpoint’s Vrooman Park has been accompanied by controversy on several fronts. The Crawfordville rm of Anytime Electric began work Tuesday morning on the $242,000 project, after county commissioners approved a change order to the original scope of work. That vote was 3-1, with Commissioner Smokey Parrish absent and Commissioner Pinki Jackel opposed. Jackel on Tuesday voiced strong opposition to how the planning ofce handled the project, which landed in the county’s lap somewhat as a surprise on July 1. When Anytime was awarded the work July 18 over the only other bidder, Alternative Electric of Eastpoint, Jackel also voted no, urging the county to give preference to the local bidder. “I know we were under time constraints, but I think it is unfortunate, as badly as our folks and contractors in Franklin County need work, that we have to go outside the county and award this bid to another contractor,” she said July 18. Jackel stepped up her criticism Tuesday, in concert with her no vote on the change order, which altered the work from 82 LED lights to 86 1000-watt pulse start metal halide lights. “These lights were readily available by a local provider, and (Assistant County Planner) Mark (Curenton) still did not open it up to a local contractor,” she said. “I believe it is our responsibility to spend money By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com A pair of Tourist Development Council public hearings last week, conducted to convince county residents to boost the bed tax bounty paid by tourists, was met mainly with support but not without criticisms. The proposal to double the tax on transient rentals, from 2 to 4 percent, was on tables at both ends of the county, beginning in Carrabelle July 30 for a session that started 10 minutes later than scheduled in hopes more people would attend. Fewer than two dozen attended. Paul Parker, owner of Harbor Point Vacation Rentals on Alligator Point and one of three TDC members who represent the lodging industry, told the gathering at the city of ces that “in the beginning, I was against it. We have de nitely seen the results of advertising in a revenue increase. Using TDC funds really worked, especially when we had the BP money. “The one thing that keeps growing is the tourist economy,” he said. “The biggest gains in occupancy and revenue have been in the offseason. There is a multiplier effect when these dollars enter the local economy.” Fran Edwards, assistant to TDC Administrator Curt Blair, told the group the $2.5 million in BP money “allowed us to compete so we can come up to the big boys. For the rst time, we were able to advertise from Texas up to the Canadian border. “We’ve never been able to do that. We found out what worked and what didn’t at BP’s expense,” Commissioners question nances of Eastpoint library By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com Of all the items in the proposed county budget for the upcoming scal year, the most hotly debated last month was the nancing of the newly constructed library branch in Eastpoint. At their July 18 budget workshop, the commissioners didn’t have a problem with most all of the operating budget for the county library, with its headquarters in Eastpoint and its branch in Apalachicola. County Librarian Glenda Ondracek had proposed a roughly 10 percent boost to the libraries’ budget, from almost $275,000 this year to $303,000 next year. The hike in retirement costs and other areas were not contested by the commissioners. But they did have a big issue with a rent increase that would amount to about $1,700 more per month, an assumption of covering ood and liability issues, and a possible taking over the entire mortgage obligation from the Friends of the Library. These now amount to about $215,000 for two low-interest loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “I have a problem with the way this whole thing is going down,” Commissioner Smokey Parrish said. “There had to be some foresight and vision when this whole thing started. It more or less seems to me is that they were going to do this grand thing for the community in Eastpoint, but we had no ability to have design input. We did not agree to fund the library, and now we’re looking at mortgage payments. “The county didn’t obligate itself to build a library,” he said. “The county’s in an economic crisis also. Are they even trying to raise funds now? It’s like the county’s being forced to make these mortgage payments. Now it’s being thrown back to the board to assume all this liability.” Ellen Ashdown, a spokesman for the Friends, said after the meeting the Friends have not asked the county to assume the loan portion of the USDA award, which also included an outright grant of $265,000. She said the Friends’ only action with the county so far is the draft of a lease, by attorney Nick Yonclas and County Attorney Michael Shuler. “The Friends Media event to precede Tuesday Senate hearing BILL NELSON STEVE SOUTHERLAND DAN TONSMEIRE MARCO RUBIO TDC pushes for bed tax hike EASTPOINT LIBRARY LOIS SWOBODA | The Times County commissioners have called into question the funding of Eastpoint’s new library. HITTING THE BOOKS Opinion . . . . . . A4 Schools . . . . . . A6 Faith . . . . . . . A7 Outdoors . . . . . A8 Sports . . . . . . A9 Tide Chart . . . . . A8 Classi eds . . . A11-A13 See LIGHTING A5 See LIBRARY A5 See BAY A5 See TDC A3 VOL. 128 ISSUE 15 Thursday, August 8, 2013 Catching the king, A8 All about ice this Saturday The Apalachicola Maritime Museum will have a lecture about ice at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. Author and photographer Elli Morris brings the block ice era back to life in her awardwinning book “Cooling the South.” Morris is a professional photographer based in Richmond, Va. Admission is free. After the lecture, attend a shrimp boil on the docks for $12. Learn more at www. historicapalachicola.com. St. George Island Sizzler Saturday Saturday, Aug. 10, the 16th annual St. George Island Sizzler 5K Race and One Mile Fun Run will take place on St. George Island. Registration at Lighthouse Park begins at 3 p.m. The fun run begins at 5:30 p.m., and the 5K begins at 6 p.m. Post-race party will be at Lighthouse Park at 6:30 p.m. Cost of $25 includes shirt, race packet and post-race party ticket; $20 includes race packet and post-race party ticket. Party tickets are $15. For more info, call 5092191. To register online, visit www.StGeorgeIsland Sizzler.com. Summer Bingo Tuesdays At 7 p.m. Tuesdays, come to summer bingo upstairs at the re station, 324 E. Pine Ave., on St. George Island. Cost is 25 cents a card. Everyone welcome. Franklin County’s oldest visitors From 2-3 p.m. Wednesdays in August, learn about sea turtles, “Franklin County’s Oldest Visitors,” by the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve and the St. George Island Volunteer Turtlers at ANERR, 108 Island Drive in Eastpoint. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ StGeorgeIsland VolunteerTurtlers.

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Coupon Expir es: 8-31-13 CODE: AP00 Special to the Times Franklin County’s beaches will be featured this summer as part of a four–month Visit Florida/Google Maps project to capture 825 miles of Florida’s beach shoreline us ing Google’s Street View Trek ker technology. These 360-degree images will be integrated into Google Maps, enabling potential visitors from around the globe to digitally explore Franklin County beaches step by step even before they leave home. The project launched in midJuly at the western-most tip of Florida’s Panhandle. The team is tentatively scheduled to arrive in Franklin County within the next two weeks. The completed im agery is scheduled for release in 2014. The beach trek imagery will be collected by two-person teams trained by Google Maps experts who will use the Street View Trekker and walk about 50 miles of beaches each week. The Trek ker is a wearable backpack with a camera system on top. Its 15 lenses are angled in different di rections to capture a complete picture of a location, and the im ages are then stitched together into 360-degree panoramic views. The beach trek project is the latest in Visit Florida’s arsenal of high tech marketing projects that has even caught the attention of Governor Rick Scott. “This technology from Google will allow anyone in the world to see how vast and beautiful Florida’s beaches are, which will create more opportunities for tourism,” Scott said in a recent Visit Florida release. “While this technology will better connect the world to Florida’s beaches, there’s no substitute for the real thing. For anyone who’s interest ed in Florida’s beaches, this will ultimately be a great tool so they can better plan for their next trip to the Sunshine State.” “With 825 miles of beaches, Florida is the world’s denitive beach destination,” said Will Sec combe, President and CEO of Visit Florida. “Partnering with Google Maps to document the beauty and diversity of Florida’s beaches and coastline using this amazing technology will allow people to see parts of the Sun shine State they may never have discovered on their own.” From Franklin County’s per spective, the project represents another high-tech low-cost mar keting option for the smaller coastal counties. “We are continu ally looking for low-cost high vis ibility methods for reaching our audience,” said Franklin County Tourist Development Council Ad ministrator Curt Blair. He said TDC marketing staff is on standby to assist the beach trek team when they arrive. “We’re been in contact with the team leaders and we’re ready to help however we can. We appreci ate the exposure and the positive message,” Blair said. If you wish to help esh out Google’s Street View Photo Li brary, visit tinyurl.com/nodyvlv and ll out a form to volunteer to be a trekker. Google also announced in June it will allow third-party orga nizations to borrow its high-tech street equipment and contribute imagery to its mapping platform, a smart way for Google to expand its coverage while minimizing costs. WWW.MASHABLE.COM Google’s Street View Trekker Google Maps to showcase county beaches By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@starfl.co m Many license fees and oc cupational taxes are set to double for Carrabelle busi nesses under a revision and updating of an existing ordi nance dating back at least 40 years, and likely more. Members of Carrabelle’s city staff have been looking into ways to generate income without raising property taxes, and when City Clerk Keisha Messer reviewed the ordinance governing licens ing and occupational taxes, she got an eyeful. Messer discovered the city’s ordinance hadn’t been updated since 1971. In ad dition, that ordinance must have been a revision of a much older ordinance based on some of the occupations listed. With help from City Attor ney Dan Hartman, Messer revised the list of occupations to reect a more modern Carrabelle and substantially increased the fees charged for occupational licenses using a formula provided by the Florida League of Cities municipal revenue section. Under that plan, license fees under $100 could be doubled. License fees be tween $100 and $300 in creased by 50 percent and fees over $300 increase by 25 percent. The new schedule of fees was published in the Times on July 25 and the second reading of the ordi nance is scheduled for the city’s Sept. 5 meeting. Under the new ordinance, profes sionals like physi cians, attorneys and architects will pay $70 annually. Most tradesmen like sign painters, exterminators, dry cleaners and photographers pay $50 each year. Amuse ment parks pay an annual fee of $200. Circuses and carnivals pay $100. Barbershops pay $30 for the rst chair and $10 for each additional station while beauty parlors pay $40 for the rst chair and add $15 for each additional one. Dancing schools and dance halls are lev ied an annual $20 while bowling alleys pay $30. Rinks for skating and bicy cling pay $50 as do taxidermists and ra dio stations. Some of the pro fessions that have fallen off the new list are interesting. Bookbinderies are no lon ger listed. Box and crate fac tories were removed, along with card writers, canvass ers, fur dealers, popcorn roasters and hat blockers. Clairvoyants, fortune tellers, mind readers, faith curists and spirit mediums were taxed $100 annually under the old ordinance, but the new ordinance does not mention them. Divine healers, apparent ly a distinct occupation from faith curists, have also dis appeared from the list. They too paid $100 annually under the old ordinance. Interest ingly, physicians, dentists, veterinarians and chiroprac tors only paid $35 a year. Coal yards, our and gristmills and dairies have gone the way of the buffalo. No more coal stoves and milk cows in Carrabelle these days. Merry-go-rounds, Ferris wheels, Flying Jennies and seaplanes, once on the hook for $50 a year are not men tioned in the new law. Hawkers, dened as “vendors of medicines or other preparations purport ing to possess medical vir tues who occupy a portion of the sidewalk crying their wares” will no longer be li censed in Carrabelle. Gone too are the junk gatherers, midwives, mattress makers and peddlers. Shooting galleries, skate shops, sideshows, poolrooms and laundries are still taxed. Messer said many of the missing occupations will now be grouped into more general categories like “Merchant.” Merchants pay anywhere from $15 to $150 annually, depending on their inventory. There is also an “Unclas sied” category, which might be the best t for those spirit mediums, hat blockers and bookbinders. Carrabelle occupational fees on the way up KEISHA M M ESSER

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Local The Times | A3 Thursday, August 8, 2013 F l o ri d a D ep a r t men t o f He al t h in F r a n k l i n C o u nt y 1 3 9 1 2 t h S t re e t A pa lac h i c ola F L 3 2 3 2 0 ( 8 5 0 ) 6 5 3 2 111 H e l e n C oo k A R N P D r I v a n B a ck e r m a n W O M E N S H E A L T H C L I NI C & % ' $ ' + & ' $ ' ( $ $ % ' % ' + % & ( $ ( $ + + $ ' + ) + ' $ & ( $ C l ini c Sc h ed u le : M o n d ay F r i d ay # A p a l a c hi c o l a C l ini c T u e sd a y W ed n e sd a y # ( ' ( $ C a l l t o s c he d ule y o u r a p p o i nt m e nt a t ( 8 5 0 ) 6 5 3 2 111 she said. “We were able to learn from our mistakes.” Suzanne Zimmerman, director of the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce, said there is a multiplier effect to a more robust cal endar. “We need to fund the kind of events people want to attend,” she said. “Peo ple who visit see the possi bility of opening a business here.” Photographer Royce Rolstad said he supported the increase. “After the BP campaign, I saw my busi ness double from 2011 to 2012,” he said. “I think we need more tax money to bring more people.” In Apalachicola two nights later, Jim Bachrach, from Main Street Apala chicola, conducted the meeting, drawing on a pair of colorful charts. TDC members on hand included Bev Hewitt, who represents the Apalachic ola Bay Chamber of Com merce; Diana Prickett, who co-owns Resort Vacation Rentals and holds one of three seats dedicated to the lodging industry; Ches ter Reese, who represents the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce; and staff members Blair and Fran Edwards. Bachrach said the pro posed tax, if doubled, would produce about $800,000 of additional annual revenue and help make up for the loss of millions in funding from BP that owed into the county after the Deep water Horizon oil spill. He said that at 2 percent, Franklin was tied with four other Florida counties for the lowest bed tax in the state. “Most critical is to compare us to neighboring counties,” he said, holding up a chart that indicated that Bay, Leon and Oka loosa each had a 5 percent bed tax; Walton 4.5 percent; and Escambia, Santa Rosa, Wakulla and Gulf counties 4 percent. Anita Grove, director of the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, said though Franklin’s percentage was lower, it actually generated more funds than some neighbor ing counties with higher percentages. “That’s not a good com parison. We do have a lot of units,” she said. A pie chart Bachrach dis played outlining proposed uses of the additional funds indicated about $450,000 of the monies would be spent on out-of-area marketing, another $200,000 would go to seafood promotion, $100,000 would be earmarked for support of nonprot orga nizations and $100,000 for visitor centers. “It can bring this com munity into a 12-month community instead of a little ash-in-the-pan com munity,” Reese said. “We’re utilizing this for the future of our county. Maybe we can have charter shing in the wintertime. This is the idea this is looking to the future of the county.” Though the marketing monies drew little com ment, the funds proposed for seafood promotion, non prots and visitor centers drew interest. Blair said the TDC board has made a commitment to rebranding the importance of seafood in its message and “to begin to look at some of the seafood infra structure,” but specics have not been hammered out. “It’s not been decided; it’s an allocation the board would make,” he said. “We’re looking to get input for the best way to do that.” Reese, who told the gathering earlier that his charter shing service had seen an improvement in re cent years, said that as part of “a new conversation” on seafood promotion, there was discussion on promot ing how charter shing guides provide seafood to the recreational shermen they serve. A need for Eastpoint welcome center? Whether to invest in creating a fourth visitor center in Eastpoint drew discussion. Blair said each of the three existing visitor centers — in Carrabelle St. George Island and Apala chicola — had requested additional funds beyond the $35,000 each now receives. In addition, county com missioners, though not yet formally voting to approve a new visitor center in East point, have asked the TDC to nd $90,000 for its possi ble funding. Commissioner Pinki Jackel, who chairs the TDC, has emerged as the leading proponent of this idea. “I think the expectation is that the basic function would serve as a visitor center, and possibly mov ing administrative ofces,” Blair said at the July 18 budget workshop. “We haven’t gotten into any de tail on that.” Lynn Wilson, who owns the Coombs House Inn bedand-breakfast, said in her view, more than half of the visitors to the county come from the west and asked, “Is it wise to have an East point visitor center? Is this a wise use of funds? Is there a need for Eastpoint?” Prickett said the think ing behind the proposal is that “we’re trying to get the people who are just coming through. It would strictly be just an information center. You may pick up some peo ple you would not normally get. Is it a denite? I don’t know, but it would be more centrally located.” Wilson offered cautious support for a boost to the bed tax. “It’s a complicated issue for me,” she said. “I think the bed tax is an ex cellent thing — it does a lot for the counties, it does a lot of things not related to tourist development, the general bringing of more revenue. I think it is a posi tive thing. But it would be a whole lot easier if it were 10 percent.” As it stands now, a tour ist renting a room pays a combined sales tax of 9 per cent, which includes the 6 percent state sales tax, the 1 percent local sales tax, and the 2 percent bed tax. Add another 2 percent, and it would go to 11 percent. “Strategically invested, it could be a benet,” Wil son said. “I would like to know the money is going to be used very strategically. Be careful; we are won derful, but we have some shortcomings, and make it 10 percent and spend it wisely.” Judi Stokowski, who to gether with hotel manager Leigh Coble was represent ing the Water Street Hotel, came down against the bed tax increase. “A tax is a tax is a tax,” Stokowski said. “People will ask me what my total is going to be. These folks have money, but they’re still looking at it. People are watching their nickels and dimes. I can guarantee they are watching every penny.” Mike Koun, co-owner of the Gibson Inn, did not weigh in for or against the tax but asked why lodging providers in Apalachicola, owners of hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfasts, have never had a seat on the TDC. “Could they come together and get a seat on the board?” he asked. “We have a thing to sell that is different.” Blair said one of the three lodging company seats would be opening up in the fall, when longtime TDC member Alice Collins plans to step down. Though not arguing for or against the bed tax hike, Clerk of Courts Marcia Johnson said the county should weigh carefully how it plans to use the additional monies. “People have to under stand there’s a certain limit on how high the percentage can go up,” she said. “If we want tourists to come here, people have to have open minds as to what is going to attract tourists. We have the beach and the rivers. We don’t have bowling al leys and movie theaters and water parks and things like that that attract people with children. “If we go up on the tax, I’m worried that people are going to pay more. We may be running some people off from coming here if we raise that,” she said. TOURIS tT NUMB eE RS DROP IN Ma MA Y After chugging along nicely for the rst half of the scal year, Franklin County’s bed tax receipts hit a rough patch in May, dropping by almost $25,000 from the year before. According to data from the Florida Department of Revenue, the TDC collected about $115,000 in May, a drop of 18 percent from the recordbreaking May 2012 numbers of $140,000. The May 2013 total is still the fourth best May in the nine years since the tax was rst collected in 2005. Before the posting of May numbers, the 2012-13 year-to-date numbers were running well ahead of 201112. As it stands at the latest count, the yearto-date numbers are at more than $485,000, about $10,000 ahead of the year-to-date numbers of a year earlier. Tourist ofcials caution that monthly shifts because of collection times, weather and other factors are not uncommon, and that year-to-date numbers are a better indicator. As it stands now, yearto-date numbers for scal year 2012-13 are the best they have been since the tax began in 2005. — By David Adlerstein DD AVID ID A D D LERS RS TEIN IN | The Times Jim Bachrach holds up a chart comparing bed tax percentages throughout the region. TDC from page A1

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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 LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com Last month, U.S. District Court Judge Susie Morgan in New Orleans denied motions by Taylor Energy Inc. to dismiss a lawsuit by the Apalachicola Riverkeeper for oil leaking 11 miles off the southeast Louisiana coast since 2004. A date for a bench trial for Apalachicola Riverkeeper et al. v. Taylor Energy Co. will be set on Aug. 16, Morgan said. The suit, claiming violations of the U.S. Clean Water Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, was led in February of last year by Apalachicola Riverkeeper, Louisiana Environmental Action Network on behalf of Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper, and the New York-based Waterkeeper Alliance. Plaintiffs have asked the court to order Taylor to pay the U.S. Treasury $37,500 a day until the company shuts its leaking wells, plus an award of other civil penalties and attorneys fees. Plaintiffs are represented by Adam Babich and Machelle Lee Hall at Tulane Environmental Law Clinic. Taylor Energy is represented by Bret Sumner and Michael Beatty of Beatty & Wozniak PC and Paul Goodwine and Taylor Mouledoux of Slattery, Marino and Roberts. Why, some people are asking, is the Apalachicola Riverkeeper involved in litigation over a spill located more than 250 miles west of Apalachicola? Riverkeeper Dan Tonsmeire said the Riverkeepers joined the suit by the Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper and the Waterkeeper Alliance because they have a standing witness who will testify in the proceedings. This is a person who can demonstrate he or she has been speci cally impacted by an event, in this case, the oil spill, which has been ongoing since Taylors Gulf of Mexico oil rig was damaged during Hurricane Ivan in Sept. 2004. Tonsmeires brother, Skipper, shes for sport sh including cobia. He maintains that, since some of these sh, migrate through the area of the Gulf impacted by the Taylor spill; the leaking oil has had a negative effect on him. On March 5, the Waterkeeper Alliance and Gulf of Mexico Waterkeeper groups led a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit in federal court in the District of Columbia against the U.S. Coast Guard for its denial of two FOIA requests regarding Taylors leak. Taylor Energy has also refused to answer questions about measures they say they are taking to end the ongoing oil spill. Taylor claims they have spent millions of dollars to end the leak and have created a process that is a trade secret they plan to market to other companies who need to stop spills. The Waterkeepers and other parties to the suit maintain Taylor has not effectively capped the well and has consistently underestimated the amount of oil the well is leaking. Taylor claims the well is only leaking about three gallons of oil a day. Observers for the Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper say the sheen associated with the leak, which varies in size, is frequently 15 to 20 miles long and hundreds of feet wide. They estimate 37 to 174 gallons a day are oozing into the Gulf. Tonsmeire said the litigants against Taylor have joined forces with Sky Truth of Sheperdstown, West Virginia, a volunteer organization of pilots who document environmental damage using aerial photography. He said samples of the sheen associated with the Taylor spill are currently being analyzed by Florida State University to determine the thickness of the surface oil and enable expert witnesses to better estimate the amount of oil that has been released over the last eight years. Q. Can you elaborate on the foreclosure process and give an update on foreclosure activity in Franklin County? A. When a person stops making payments on their mortgage note, their lender will send out a notice of default, and a certain period of time must pass before the lender can further pursue foreclosure. The notice of default lets the person know how much money is owed. If the person does not become current with the mortgage payments, including fees and interest, the lender will eventually le a paper in my of ce called a lis pendens, which acts as noti cation the lender intends to sue. The borrower can respond and try to reach an agreement with the lender. If an agreement cannot be reached or the borrower ignores the lis pendens, the case will go to court. Eventually, if nothing can be mitigated or agreed upon in the court, the judge may enter a judgment setting a date for a foreclosure sale. At the point a judgment is entered by the court setting a sale date, the lender has to publish a notice in the paper. I assume you have seen many of these notices in the local paper over the past few years. The clerks of ce is responsible for handling the foreclosure sales. On the clerks website, www.franklinclerk. com, you can go to quick links and click on foreclosure sales to see a list of cases set for sale. That list contains the names of the parties and amount of the judgment, and provides a link to the of cial records so you can look up a legal description of the property. The les are also available for public inspection in my of ce. Anyone interested in bidding at the sale must do their own research. The order re ects a legal description of the property being foreclosed. With this description, you can nd street address information at the property appraisers of ce or by visiting qpublic. net/franklin. The property tax information can be found at the tax collectors of ce or by visiting franklincountytaxcollector. com. The clerks of ce assumes no responsibility for any encumbrances (judgments, mortgages, taxes, and other liens) on any property offered for sale. It is in your best interest to have a title search done by an attorney or a title company. If you wish to bid on a foreclosed property, you must appear in person at our sale. The successful bidder is required to immediately deposit 5 percent of their nal bid, unless the judgment states otherwise. This is a non-refundable deposit. The balance of the bid, documentary stamp tax (.70 per $100), Clerks fee for holding the sale ($70) and the Registry of Court fee (3 percent for the rst $500, and 1.5 percent for each subsequent $100, of the total bid amount) must be paid by 11 a.m. the next business day unless the judgment states otherwise. A certi cate of sale is issued by the clerk provided all proceeds are paid in full. A certi cate of title is issued by the clerk on the 11th day after the sale. The borrower has 10 days to object, and if objections are led, the judge will rule as to the issuance of the certi cate of title. We recently held a sale in which the lender failed to appear, and someone else bid an amount that was less than what the lender would have bid. In that case, an objection was led, and the court has set a hearing on the matter. The clerk had no discretion in that sale and simply followed the lawful sale procedure. The clerk s of ce cannot give legal advice. The court will have to rule on the objection. As of the date of this article being prepared, the clerks of ce has led 102 foreclosure cases in the rst seven months of this calendar year, 2013. Many foreclosure cases from prior years are still active, which contributes to a high workload. In calendar year 2012, 180 foreclosure cases were led. With ve months left in this year, we could easily le a comparable number of cases. When I took of ce in 2005, I believe there were only 21 foreclosures led that entire year, so you can imagine the increased workload my staff has dealt with and successfully handled. If you have any questions or comments about this column, please forward them to: Marcia Johnson, Clerk of the Court, 33 Market Street, Ste. 203, Apalachicola, Florida, 32320 or by email to: mmjohnson@ franklinclerk.com. Visit the Clerks website at www. franklinclerk.com. YOUR PUBLIC TRUSTEE Marcia Johnson Special to the Times State and local governments should be able to test pilot programs designed to promote healthier food and beverage purchases by participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, according to health experts. Fifty-four national and local health groups, as well as 19 prominent physicians and nutrition experts, last week called on Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to allow such pilot programs, which might include curbs on purchases of soda and other sugar drinks or unhealthful foods. The U.S. Department of Agriculture denied a 2004 request from Minnesota, and a 2011 request from New York City, to conduct test programs that would have excluded sugar drinks from SNAP. At that time, the nonpro t Center for Science in the Public Interest estimated that some $4 billion a year in SNAP bene ts were spent on soda and other sugar drinks annually. In June, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and 17 other mayors urged members of Congress to allow such pilot programs. While Senators Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) led an amendment to the farm bill that would have compelled USDA to approve two such programs, the groups and experts writing Vilsack last week contended the agency could allow them under its existing authority. USDA should grant these demonstration projects to determine whether modi cations of the use of SNAP bene ts would impact and optimize purchases, and ultimately consumption patterns, among lowincome populations, the groups and experts wrote. Granting that permission also would provide USDA with data it has long needed and help resolve the controversy over whether changes to the allowable SNAP purchases are warranted. Besides CSPI, groups on the letter to Vilsack include the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Heart Association, American Medical Association, California Center for Public Health Advocacy, National WIC Association, Partnership for Prevention, and Shape Up America. Physicians and nutrition experts on the letter to Vilsack include Lawrence J. Appel of Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, James Krieger from the Seattle and King County public health department, Barry M. Popkin from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mary Story from the University of Minnesota, and Walter Willett of the Harvard School of Public Health. The Center for Science in the Public Interest is a nonpro t health advocacy group based in Washington, DC, that focuses on nutrition and food safety policies. CSPI is supported by the 900,000 U.S. and Canadian subscribers to its Nutrition Action Healthletter and by foundation grants. Foreclosure cases on pace with last year Thursday, August 8, 2013 Page 4 The Riverkeepers Louisiana connection Once, again, the county commission has hung the citizens out to dry! The single mom trying to raise her children, the seafood worker trying to survive a dying industry, the senior citizen choosing between medications and food are just fodder for commission mismanagement. The commission simply believes that just by taxing citizens some more is the answer to their incompetence. The real tragedy is that the county budget is not a nancial challenge; rather it is a management challenge. Sadly, the commission is nowhere near up to the challenge. I strongly suggest that the commission read the editorial by Mr. Feifers of the Concerned Citizens of Franklin County (See Times, July 25, 2013) and then hang their heads in shame. It is time the citizens of Franklin County gave serious thought to abandoning the commission paradigm. I have been informed that there are monkeys available who are better trained in scal, personnel, and natural resource management than our current commissioners. The suggestion notwithstanding, bananas all round. John Hitron Carrabelle I would like to congratulate the county commission, Weems Hospital Board, Mr. Ray Brownsworth and all others that may be involved in the building of a new hospital in Apalachicola. Apalachicolas rst hospital was a renovated Army barracks building at the airport with 13 beds, a small obstetrical wing and operative suite. The hospital served the needs of the community from the time of its opening in 1948 until the completion of the new hospital with 25 beds at the present site in 1959. The new $300,000 hospital had a daily average census of patients of about 16 or 17. It had a surgical suite, obstetrical suite and an emergency room. The point I would like to make is will only a 10-bed facility serve the needs of the community? Certainly with a new facility, more doctors will be attracted to come to Apalachicola. The young family practice physicians are well-quali ed to meet most of the medical needs of the citizens. Add an obstetrician and general surgeon and you will have a small rural medical center. I would like to think there are enough newborn babies annually in the county to support an obstetrician. There will always be surgical patients. So, think about it. Will a 10-bed facility take care of the needs of the community or do you need 15 or 20 beds or more? Good luck with this endeavor, but please out it on fast forward as much as possible for I would like to be there on opening day and my days are numbered at this stage of my life. Sincerely and cordially, Photis J. Nichols, M.D. Jacksonville LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Commissioners not up to management challenge Will a 10-bed hospital be big enough? USDA urged to exclude soda from food stamps

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At a brainstorming meet ing on Monday, Tonsmeire said he would like to see all downtown businesses close on Tuesday morning so workers can attend the rally at the courthouse. “We want to draw a big crowd to show how impor tant this issue is,” Alan Pierce, director of adminis trative services. “Marco Rubio is like a baby brother to me and a friend to Franklin County,” Chairman Cheryl Sanders said. “He and my brother served in the Florida House of Representatives together. He needs to understand the magnitude of this problem and understand that this is our life’s blood.” Pierce said Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Orlando, and Congressman Steve South erland, R-Panama City, will attend. The hearing is set to conclude no later than 1 p.m. The rst part of the hearing is structured with three pan els of invited guests giving prepared testimony to the subcommittee, Pierce said. “After the panels are through, there might be an opportunity for very limited public testimony, but it will depend on how long the pan els take,” he said. Tonsmeire said the me dia event would not overlap with the Senate hearing. Commissioners asked Parks and Recreation Di rector Nikki Millender and Emergency Management Coordinator Pam Brownell to take charge of the logis tics of the prehearing press event. Tonsmeire said the sheriff’s ofce has promised to do whatever is needed to make the meeting run smoothly. Arrangements are being made for tents to shelter at tendees at the rally. Millen der will have the meeting on the courthouse steps and the Senate hearing streamed to a big screen television in the Coombs Armory. Those wishing to speak out or simply to support the ght to save Apalachicola Bay are urged to come to the courthouse steps at 10 a.m. Tuesday. For more information, call the Riverkeeper at 653-8936. BAY from page A1 are open to discussion of Franklin County ownership of the library and of the proper ty,” Ashdown said. Discussion of the mortgage dominated the budget workshop continuation July 23. Shuler said the loans on the project con sist of two interest-only promissory notes with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, both with interest at 3.125 percent. The largest is $177,850 with the rst payment, of $5,600, due March 28, 2014, and after that, the annual interest payment is $9,000. The second note is for $37,500, and the rst pay ment also is interest only. “This note is not a typical bank note,” he said, noting that the USDA has said the county could apply for transferring the notes from the Friends. “We all agree that rather than pay those kind of monies out, it would become county property. But we didn’t know all this was transpiring,” Commissioner Cheryl Sand ers said. “We’re not against the library. We’re just concerned how they went into an agreement.” Commissioner Noah Lockley took the harshest stance, suggesting the county stick to its $1,000 a month rental payment and that the Friends consider selling off por tions of the 13-acre tract to raise additional funds. His suggestion was not met with sup port from his colleagues. Commissioner Pinki Jackel urged her colleagues not to back off of support for the new library. “If we’re going to make the pay ments, we might as well own the building,” she said. “We cannot do what you all want us to do without ownership.” Jackel said the building and site cost $500,000 and are now appraised at $640,000. “We’re kind of boxed in with this library busi ness,” she said. “This is not what we expect ed, but it’s unfortunately what we got. The payment is what it is; we’ve got to gure out a way to work with them on the payment.” Sanders expressed exasperation and urged the Friends’ fundraising to continue. “It just seems like we got halfway through and are throwing our hands up and asking the taxpayers to pay for it,” she said. Jackel said the Friends “did not begin this process hoping it would end up this way. They were essentially a product of the circumstances. “I’m proud for them. I want them to have the very best they can have,” she said, urg ing the commission not to allow problems to develop with debt repayment. “We’ll let the Friends default on payment to USDA because we wouldn’t fund the library? We have to make it crystal clear that we will not be a party of any other ventures of nonprot groups who in the end want to turn it back over to the county. “The Friends have done a good job. I’m not going to beat up on the Friends. They have poured their heart and soul into it. They have begged and begged and begged for money, and basically, people don’t have money to give to those projects anymore.” She added that she was not in favor of us ing capital outlay money to pay the debt off. Jackel also said because the new site is on private property, inmates are prevented from working on maintenance items they would normally on county-owned property. “We need to get it all under the board control and cut down these requests,” Par rish said. “I’m concerned about indebting the peo ple of the county for 30 years,” Sanders said. “And the other issue, when this library rst started being built, there was a lot of opposi tion about the area, the proposed wetlands. If we take it over as a board and we go in there and pave that parking lot and it causes a violation with DEP (Department of Envi ronmental Protection), where do we stand on that?” locally. This commission has done everything we were supposed to, and staff has boxed us in. “The upshot is $250,000 is leav ing the county that could have been spent locally,” Jackel said. “In the future, I hope we do not repeat this terrible mistake. ... On decisions of this nature, I think the board needs to make this decision.” The scenario is complicated, be ginning with a call just before the Independence Day holiday from the Ofce of Energy within the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. State ofcials said the $242,000 project, funded by federal stimulus dollars, required the work result in energy savings, use only Ameri can-made parts and be completed by Aug. 30. Given that time frame, the planning department decided to forgo the usual two weeks of advertising in the local newspaper and instead, with the blessing of the coun ty commissioners, emailed bid packages to all the electricians licensed in Franklin County and with email addresses. Only Anytime and Alternative submit ted bids by the July 15 deadline, but both were over the $242,000 maximum. As is typically the protocol, the planning ofce began negotiations with the low bidder. On July 18, Jackel asked County Plan ner Alan Pierce to read into the record a letter from Mary and Ken Seymour, owners of Alternative. They said the “timeline and specications of the work to be performed were not sufcient to prepare an accurate bid for a project of this magnitude.” They said terms of the Davis-Bacon Act, which require that prevailing wages be paid, were difcult to meet because of the problem in getting precise numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor. The Seymours said because they were not the low bidder, they were prevented by the planning ofce from discussing ideas to go with a less expensive light xture. “In the future, we will follow the exam ple of all of the other Franklin County elec trical contractors and will no longer waste our time bidding any projects requiring federal prevailing wages or bonding,” they wrote. The planning ofce has defend ed its decision, stressing that fed eral projects do not allow for show ing a preference for local bidders and that the extreme time crunch made it impossible to rebid the project once the need for modi cations became apparent. As it turned out, Anytime had to modify its bid considerably, be cause the LED lights specied in the original bid were not suitable for outdoor use on a ball eld, and the manufacturer would not re lease them for this purpose. It was agreed to modify the project from 101 LED lights down to 86 pulse start metal halide lights, Curenton said, noting that such a change in the specs would have called for a rebid under a typ ical scenario. He said he talked with all ve of the commissioners about the progress of the discussions with Anytime, and a ma jority favored moving ahead and avoiding the loss of the quarter-million funding. The cost of the less expensive metal halide lights did raise concern. An invoice from Rexel electrical supplies in Tallahas see shows the 86 ABS Lighting Series 9000 lights cost about $181,000, including tax, which comes out to about $2,100 each. At Tuesday’s meeting. Ken Seymour said the county was overpaying for the light xtures. “These halides are about a quarter of the cost,” he said. “You should be able to get them for $500.” The new metal halide xture is an American-made specialty sports lighting xture expected to result in $5,000 a year in energy and maintenance savings. Backing up Seymour’s contention on Tuesday was Don Edwards, owner of Cer tied Electrical Supply, with ofces in Live Oak and Eastpoint. In an earlier email to Curenton, Ed wards wrote that the metal halide xtures each should run $1,700 cheaper than the original LED lights, and thus should lead to a $146,000 reduction in costs on the project. “You changed the rules in the middle of the game,” Edwards wrote. “The origi nal low bidder, Anytime Electric, kept the same price. Something seems wrong with that scenario.” LIGHTING from page A1 ALL SYSTEMS GO aA T NEW LIBR aA RY Has anyone been missing library services? You will be pleased to know that Franklin County Public Library in Eastpoint is back to full operation. Faxing, copies, Internet use and WiFi services, along with book checkouts, are all back. The staff and volunteers are eagerly awaiting patrons return. The new location, 160 Hickory Dip Road, is less than one mile from the previous library site. If coming from St. George Island, take Island Drive and cross U.S. 98, to Old Ferry Dock Road. Make a left on Old Ferry Dock Road, continue to Hickory Dip Road and make a right turn. The entrance to the library is on the left side. From U.S. 98, turn right on Norvell Street next to the Chevron Station, left on Ferry Dock, right on Hickory Dip Road and turn at the rst left, an unpaved drive. — By Lois Swoboda KEN S S EYMOUR DON Ed ED W a A R dD S LIBRARY from page A1

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A6 | The Times Thursday, August 8, 2013 Special to the Times Imagine being told to leave your cell phone and iPod in the car as you are being dropped off at your school, two weeks before your summer va cation ofcially ends, only to real ize you are going to be “locked in” from 6 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning. A small group of newly ordained Franklin County Middle School stu dents answered the invitation to the second annual Rising Sixth Grade Lock In on Aug. 1. With bundles of sleeping gear, small satchels and fresh anticipa tion, students were welcomed by middle school faculty Lydia Coun tryman, Jonathan Creamer, Stacey DeVaughn, Melanie Inzetta, Kassi Malcolm, LeeAnna Parish, Hilary Stanton and Mike Todd. Assistant Principal Kris Bray, and School Resource Ofcer Jason Reg ister, along with high school teen vol unteers Bre Barrick, Ursula Coun tryman, Walker DeVaughn, JayLynn Lyston, Kendall Meyer and Jacob Montgomery, were also on board as team members of the Middle School Lock In marathon. After in troductions and ice-breaker games, students received instruction on mid dle school rules, expectations and the HAWK guidelines for success on what being responsible, respectful and safe looks like in a school wide setting. The evening progressed with ac tivities throughout the campus; a vol leyball (aka beach ball) tournament in the multipurpose gym; pizza, ice cream, crazy dancing along with silly chants in the high school cooking classroom; Minute-to-Win-It games, ping pong and basketball in the gym nasium. Early morning hours were set aside for movies in the middle school building followed by wacky races in the freshly polished hallway. The most favored event of the wee hours was locker assignments and combination relay games. Students were able to choose their hallway lockers, gain valuable instruction on opening their combination locks before putting their newly acquired skills of agility and speed to the test. Students competed for locker prizes and the coveted title of being the fastest at whirling combination locks open at their designated lockers. Having fun, acting silly, acquiring new friends, getting to know middle school teachers in a fun and infor mal setting were the outcomes of being locked in a school for 11 hours straight sans cell phones and iPods. It would be safe to say that gaining the condence of zipping in and out of an assigned locker, with ease, in anticipation of the four minutes be tween classes was an added bonus of attending Franklin County’s middle school lock in. 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Sixth graders are locked in at middle school Students learned their locker assignments and how to open combination locks. Special to the Times Gulf Coast jobseekers and employers now have an even more enhanced tool at their disposal to assist them in nding suit able jobs, locating training opportunities and identify ing skilled candidates. The Gulf Coast Work force Board, which pro vides workforce services to Bay, Franklin, and Gulf counties, has launched a new website bringing nu merous enhancements to individuals seeking jobs and employers seeking employees. All of the ser vices continue to be pro vided at no charge to job seekers and employers. The web site, developed by Kerigan Marketing Asso ciates, is www.workforce center.org Users will notice a dif ferent look and feel when they visit the site. “The upgrade focused on bet ter organization of vast amounts of workforce in formation, coupled with a cleaner and more stream lined experience to assist job seekers and employers in nding what they need quickly,” said Kim Bodine, Gulf Coast Workforce Board executive director. The site features a new layout structure, im portant information high lighted by a revolving im age carousel, a prominent navigation bar, portals for job seekers and employ ers, easy-to-understand content, easy-to-locate contact information for all of the region’s Workforce locations, and interactive features. Gulf Coast Workforce launches new website

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The Times | A7 Thursday, August 8, 2013 Nurs ery no w pro vide d for Sund ay Chur ch Serv ice R. Micha el Whale y P astor 101 NE F irst Street Carrabel le SUND A Y 10:00 AM WELCOMES Y OU THE EPISCOP AL CHURCH (850) 545-257 8 Yard sale to benet First Baptist Christian School The First Baptist Church in Apalachicola will hold its annual Indoor-Outdoor Yard Sale to benet the Christian School this Saturday, rain or shine. The sale is from 8 a.m. until. The sale will feature items for the entire family and much more, so come and check it out. Faith BRIEF Hats off to David, Lois, and our great weekly newspaper. As you know, they did quite well in Orlando. Keep up the good work! Next Saturday, Aug. 10, mark your calendar and plan to join us at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 for Thanksgiving in August. We will enjoy roast turkey and all the trimmings. Your donation of $9 will ll a plate for you. Serving will begin at 5 p.m. Hope to see you there. Of course, we still have hamburgers and chips on Friday nights 5 to 7 p.m. at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. A donation of $6 is required. Yum yum! Sunday night is still pizza night at the Legion. Orders taken after 5 p.m. Pizza by the slice is $1 donation. Whole pizza eat-in is $8 donation, and pizza on wheels requires a $10 donation. Enjoy! Saturday, Aug. 17, your monthly sugar x will be ready at the Lanark Village Boat Club. You can enjoy a full breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. You may choose pancakes or French toast, my favorite, along with bacon, eggs juice and coffee. All that for a $5 donation only. Later on Saturday night, you are welcome to the August Birthday Bash at the Legion. Enjoy the music with the Songbird and others at the karaoke. Party hearty! After church Sunday, Aug. 18, you can join your friends and neighbors at Chillas Hall, and enjoy our monthly covered dish luncheon. Be sure to bring a dish to share and your empty stomach. Chow line forms at 1 p.m. Be watchin for ya! If you can, please drop some school supplies in the boxes for those who cannot afford them. You high rollers will have to be more careful. The school buses will be on the byways and highways. They will be picking up and delivering precious cargo. My longtime friend Winnie Rickards called to ask about Farm Share and utility assistance for some needy oystermen and their families. The Farm Share truck is at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 on Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m., and Thursdays 9 a.m. to noon, if there are veggies left. On Thursdays, noon to 2 p.m., food items can be picked up at the Carrabelle United Methodist Church. On Saturdays, food and veggies can be picked up at the First Baptist Church of Eastpoint, 447 Avenue A. Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and the housebound and remember the Golden Rule Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Until next time, God bless America, our troops, and the poor, homeless and hungry. LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh Time to celebrate Thanksgiving in August During this past week, Fonda Davis and the folks of the Franklin County Landll provided essential service to a charitable activity of our community. As we prepared to re-open Your Pennysworth in Apalachicola, for another year of bargain sales of low-cost clothing and housewares, this charitable activity of Trinity Episcopal Church, Apalachicola, has an annual cleanup. Church volunteers must discard a signicant volume of soiled, broken and otherwise unusable items. On Pennysworths appeal to Mr. Davis, the Franklin County Landll provided a removable Dumpster onsite to facilitate the transport of these items to the Eastpoint landll. Without this essential community service, the volunteers for the cleanup of this charitable activity could not have accomplished their task. Many thanks to Mr. Davis for his cheerful help in providing this service. Your Pennysworth Trinity Episcopal Church, Apalachicola School registration, open house next week The Franklin County Schools welcomes parents of elementary students to registration on Tuesday from 3-6 p.m. This for registration only, teachers will not be available. An open house for students in prekindergarten through 12th grade will be held Thursday, Aug. 15 from 3 to 6 p.m. This will be followed by freshmen and senior orientation from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Stuff the Bus with school supplies A Stuff the Bus with school supplies effort is now under way to gather supplies for students and teachers as the school year approaches. For your convenience, there will be a school supply drop off bus in Carrabelle, Eastpoint, and Apalachicola this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The effort is seeking to gather items that students can use. Needed are such items as backpacks, pencils #2 and mechanical, cap erasers, pens (black and blue), red pens, expo markers, highlighters, glue sticks, colored pencils, 24-count crayons, threering one inch binders (not exible, single colored), tab dividers for 3-ring binders (5 per pack), plastic folders with two pockets, multi-colored card stock, white and colored index cards, wide ruled loose leaf paper, spiral notebooks, construction paper and scissors. The teachers wish list includes white copy paper, Clorox wipes, Kleenex, white and colored index cards, yellow plastic pocket folders, electric pencil sharpener, dry erase markers, and colored and black ink for printers cartridge sizes (Hp950XL, Hp951XL, Hp564) Juvenile Justice to meet Monday The Franklin County Juvenile Justice will hold its August meeting on Monday at the TIGERS Site, located behind the old Apalachicola High School, on school property, at 190 14th Street, Suite A. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. All meetings of the Juvenile Justice Board and its committees are open and the public is encouraged to attend. For further information please contact Carol Bareld at 653-2784 Ofcers elected to W eems Foundation The George E. Weems Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce the following new ofcers have been elected for the 2013-14 year: President John Solomon; Vice-President Jody Fortunas-Wilson; Treasurer Cliff Butler; and Secretary Heather Guidry. The Foundation was established as a nonprot entity in 2010 to provide charitable, medical, scientic, educational and research aid in the form of property and services to George E. Weems Memorial Hospital. The Foundations newly elected ofcers remain committed to the Foundations current goal of raising funds to purchase an ultrasound for Weems Memorial Hospital. Head Start now accepting applications Head Start Centers in Eastpoint and Carrabelle are now accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year. Head Start offers free pre-school for 3and 4year-old children of income qualied families. Students receive early childhood development services along with medical, dental and mental health care. To enroll your child in Head Start, please call (850) 222-2043 ext. 223. Or visit the Eastpoint Head Start Center on School Road, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., or the Carrabelle Center, on North 5th Street, Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Head Start is a program of the Capital Area Community Action Agency and is funded, in part, by a grant from the United Way of the Big Bend. Date for budget hearings set County commissioners have set the dates for the two public hearings on the budget as Sept. 5 and Sept. 16. Both hearings will begin at 5:15 p.m. The city of Carrabelle will hold a budget workshop on Sept. 10 at 5:01 p.m. The city of Apalachicola will hold a budget workshop on Aug. 13 at 6 p.m.W eems to purchase GPS enabled radios At the July meeting of the Franklin County Communications Advisory Group, Craig Gibson of Weems Memorial Hospital said the hospital would purchase mobile Unity radios for use in ambulances and by Emergency Medical Service (EMS) crews. The mobile radios will have the capability of monitoring and broadcasting in UHF, VHF and 800 MHz. Handheld radios will also be purchased to be used by the EMS crews. Planners hope the new radios will end chronic technical, operational and dispatch problems with the UHF system and increase compatibility with other emergency responders. The radios are designed for use in situations with lots of background noise. They can scan continuously across all bands, and voice modes. They have built in Bluetooth technology. A GPS receiver in the unit enables the users position to be broadcast securely over the air for easy tracking and rapid response in emergencies. This information can also be received by other Unity radios and displayed directly on screen for radio users. Three appointed to Value A djustment Board At Tuesdays county commission meeting, Clerk of Courts Marcia Johnson asked commissioners to update appointments to the Value Adjustment Board. Commissioners William Massey and Pinki Jackel will ll the two seats reserved for county commissioners. Walter Armistead of St. George Island will return as a citizen member who owns homesteaded property within the county. Johnson said the citizen member cant be a member or employee of any taxing authority. Paul Cureton will again serve as special magistrate to hear the petitions. Cureton has received all the statutorily required training. Rachel Chesnut was appointed attorney for the adjustment board, in keeping with Johnsons recommendation. Chestnut has served in the position for the past three years and received the necessary training. News BRIEFS Community service with a smile CARD OF THANKS Faith At Tuesday mornings meeting, county commissioners accepted from Apalachicolas Margie Solomon a ag that was on the casket of her brother, Rocco Donato at his interment. Solomons brother was in the National Guard unit stationed in the Armory and his unit was one of the rst called up when the US entered World War II. They all volunteered to go, she said. Solomon has kept the ag for several years but believes her brother Rocky would want it to y over the Armory. County Planner Alan Pierce assured her it will. Pierce is seen here holding the ag.LO I S S W OBOD A | The Times LEGACY OF THE GREA TEST GENERA TION

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Email outdoors news to timesoutdoors @star .com O UTDOORS www.apalachtimes.com Section Section A 2013-14 hunting dates for Franklin County The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has announced the dates for Franklin County’s 2013-14 hunting season and all of Zone D. Deer-dog training is allowed from Oct. 26 until Nov. 14. Archery season runs from Oct. 26 to Nov. 27. Crossbow hunting is allowed from Oct. 26 through Nov. 27 and Dec. 2-6. Muzzleloading guns may be used Dec. 7-13 and Feb. 24 – March 2. General gun season takes place Nov. 28 – Dec. 1 and Dec. 14 – Feb. 23. Take of antlerless deer is allowed Dec. 26 – Jan. 1. Turkey season is Nov. 28 – Dec. 1 and Dec. 14 – Jan. 19 in the fall and winter and March 15 through April 20 in the spring. The youth turkey hunt is March 8-9, 2014. Quail may be taken Nov. 9 through March 2. Gray squirrels may be hunted Oct. 12 – March 2. Bobcat and otter season takes place from Dec. 1 through March 1. Wild hogs, rabbits, raccoons, opossums, skunks, nutrias, beavers and coyotes may be taken year-round. Seasons and dates do not apply to wildlife management areas. Outdoor BRIEFS Monda y S unda y BWO Sca l l op H e a dq u a r ters : WEEKL Y ALM ANA C AP AL A CHIC OL A C ARR ABELLE TIDE T ABLES MONTHL Y A VER A GES T o nd the tides of the f ollo wing ar eas subtr ac t the indica t ed times fr om these g iv en f or AP ALA CHIC OLA: HIGH L OW C a t P oin t M inus 0:40 M inus 1:17 East P ass M inus 0:27 M inus 0:27 T o nd the tides of the f ollo wing ar eas subtr ac t the indica t ed times fr om those g iv en f or C ARR ABELLE: HIGH L OW B ald P oin t M inus 9:16 M inus 0:03 Da t e H igh L o w % P r ecip T hu July 25 88 77 50 % F ri, July 26 89 78 30 % S a t July 27 87 77 20 % Sun, July 28 86 77 30 % M on, July 29 85 76 40 % T ues July 30 86 76 30 % W ed July 31 85 76 30 % JOE’S LA WN C ARE IF IT’S IN Y OUR Y ARD LET JOE T AKE C ARE OF IT CALL JOE @ 850-323-0741 OR E-MAIL JOES_LA WN@Y AHOO.COM 451491 1 SPONSOR THE WEEKL Y ALM ANA C C A L L T O D A Y 850 227 7847 Page 8 Thursday, August 8, 2013 Island beach cleanup set for Wednesday Special to the Times Summer is in full swing and you know what that means! Caitlin’s third annual Beach Cleanup is on its way, happening Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 8-10 a.m. on St. George Island. The event will kick off with a meeting at Sometimes It’s Hotter, 112 East Gulf Beach Dr., and after the event, there will be a meeting back at the store for refreshments.. The planners would like to accommodate a bigger crowd than the last two years to raise awareness about the marine life that is in danger of trash. The event organizer, Caitlin Smith, said trash is unable to decompose regularly and properly on the beach as it would normally at a land ll. “I would like to recognize how long it takes for ‘everyday trash’ to decompose as many people don’t think of how much harm they are putting on the delicate eco life,” she said. “It takes 400 years for a plastic six-pack holder to decompose. In addition, the little holes can become stuck around dolphins’ noses and mouths. “It also takes 50 years for an aluminum can and 1000 years for a glass bottle to decompose,” said Smith. “These regular objects such as soda and beer bottle caps can also hurt humans when they become rusty and may cut bottoms of feet while walking on the beach. Fishing line (nylon) takes a whopping 600 years to decompose! “ Smith made a personal appeal for everyone to pick up their used cigarette butts. “They have many chemicals that may cause them to take up to ve years to decompose!” she said. “Cigarettes are also even worse when ingested, as marine life may think of the trash as food, and they can become horribly sick and die. The beach is not a human ashtray or trash can. “I hope to see everyone on August 14 at the Beach Cleanup. In the meantime, thank you for your efforts in keeping the beach clean,” she said. Carrabelle’s Merrell reels in top king sh By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ApalachTimes Lswoboda@starfl.co m A local angler hooked the winning sh in the 10th annual King sh Shootout last weekend at Carrabelle’s CQuarters Marina. At Sunday’s awards ceremony, Tommy Merrell, owner of Merrell Automotive on US 98 in Carrabelle, carried the day with a 46-pound king hooked on Saturday. Team Knot Ready, including Merrell and his shing buddy Chester Cowart of Archer, walked away with $5,000 for the monster sh and took home another $650 as the Calcutta prize because they invested $100 in a jackpot ticket for the heaviest sh. In second place, with a 45-pound sh, was Team Loose Connection, which walked with $4,000. Third place went to Panhandle Outdoors who took rst prize two years ago. Team Real Smoker was fourth, followed by Team Genesis, Bluewater Predators, Team Steamer, Team Charlie O, Team Seawolf and the Doodle Bugs. This year, for the rst time ever, every sh in the leader board Top 10 tipped the scales at more than 30 pounds. The top six sh were all caught on Saturday but shing was great all weekend long. “It was one of the better weekends for a long time,” said Master of Ceremonies John Hill. “That’s the reason we’re seeing so many big sh.” Outstanding Lady Angler this year was Denita Sasser who landed a 29-pound king. Top Junior Angler Payton Pittman brought home a 26.7-pound sh. Both were awarded Ugly Stick shing rods, courtesy of Coastal Angler magazine. The King sh Shootout has become a tradition for many teams and families. The Doodlebugs, who were tenth on the leader board, have attended every year. The Paulk family of Daytona participated since 2006 as Team Weathermaker. This year, they shed as Team Fear Knot. Son John Paulk, who was on the original team, has since passed away, but his sister Tanya and father Paul scattered his ashes at the buoy where he landed his king sh in the 2006 tourney. The other side of the King sh shootout is the incredible contribution it has made to the Leukemia Research Foundation. Over the last decade, the tournament raised $703,000, including $36,500 from this year’s event. The tournament is dedicated to the memory of Lisa Crowder Jackson who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2001. In addition to revenue from entry fees, a silent auction with donated prizes raised more than $6,000 this year to once again contribute to the take. Ron Hays of Camilla, Ga. makes a special contribution to the King sh Shootout. Each year, he donates a custom-made smoker to be raf ed during the tournament and promotes the raf e among his friends and business associates. “I build these smokers to donate to schools and charities. So far, we have raised $40,000 to ght leukemia. This year, we have raised about $11,500,” he said Sunday. Hays began making the donation after his son Matt was diagnosed with leukemia. He said Matt is now completely healthy and attending college. Tina Crowder, daughter of tournament founder Jimmy Crowder and sister of Lisa, offered thanks to the many supporters of the shootout and the Leukemia Research Foundation. She vowed that the tournament will continue. “People hear rumors and they have asked me if this is the last year for the tournament. My Dad said, ‘As long as I have breath, I won’t stop.’” Shooting down leukemia LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Tournament founder Jimmy Crowder, right, presents the $5000 rst place award to Team Knot Ready, Capt. Tommy Merrell, center, and First Mate Chester Cowart. Destiny Murphy, left, Jimmy and Joseph Square, center, and Chance Murphy volunteered to tote sh at the King sh Shootout. Denita Sasser was chosen as Outstanding Lady Angler in this year’s Shootout. Behind her is friend Bubba McKendree. Ron Hays donates a custom-made smoker to be raf ed off at the Shootout every year; this year’s model earned $11,500 for the ght against leukemia. SPONSORED BY Inshore/Bay Offshore/Bottom Offshore action is once again abuzz with the reopening of amberjack and trigger fish last week. We can now make a decent trip to deep water with more species open to fish. Good grouper are in the 150-200 feet water fishing the hard bottom sites south of Mexico Beach. King fish are still close to shore, and the buoys out of Mexico Beach are holding good fish. As we enter into the “dog days” of summer, local lakes, streams and creeks are still high from last months rains. Inshore fishing has improved, and St. Joe Bay water clarity is also improving. Good flounder and redfish reports are the talk of the town from Eagle harbor and Windmark beach right now.

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CARRABELLE • APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE • APALACHICOLA S PORTS www.apalachtimes.com A Section By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Lswoboda@starfl.co m Locals dominated on the winning teams at the rst Franklin County Schools Youth Programs Fundraiser Golf Tournament. It was hot, hot, hot on the greens at St. James Bay Golf Resort on Saturday, but that didn’t stop seven teams of plucky golfers from making the rounds to bene t the Franklin County Schools. At the end of the day, Superintendent Nina Marks said she had more than $3,000 in hand and the nal count was not complete. It was a good day for Franklin County golfers too. Stacy Kirvin, of Apalachicola, captained the winning team who nished with a score of 53. Playing with Kirvin were Robbie Johnson, also of Apalachicola; Patrick Sparks, of St. George Island and Clay Cantley, a friend of Kirvin’s visiting from Georgia. The gentlemen took home a $400 purse. In second place, with a score of 56, was the foursome headed by Doug Brock, of Wakulla County. St. James Bay Golf Professional Rob Burlison said Brock is a frequent player at the resort and has been visiting the course since it opened. Playing with Brock were Burlison, Nola Tolbert, manager of the Crooked River Grill, and Tom Nobles of Eastpoint. The purse for second place was $200. A free round of golf was awarded for closest to the pin on four holes. Winners were Scott Mursten, on hole #2; Shawn Noles on #6; Nobles on #11 and Glenn Grossenbacher on #17. The longest drive on #4, by Cantley, and #18, by Burlison, each won a $30 gift certi cate to the Crooked River Grill. After the tourney, the golfers enjoyed lunch at the Crooked River Grill while the scores were tallied. The awards were followed by drawings for a number of door prizes donated by local merchants. Sponsors included Nina Marks, Jim Waddell of Inovia, Marks Insurance Inc. Agency, Resort Vacation Properties and Doug Brock. 16TH ANNU AL St. Georg e Island Sizzler ONE MILE FUN R UN AND 5K RA CE Bene tting the Fr anklin County Humane Society Saturda y August 10, 2013 – St. Georg e Island, FL 3:00 pm On-site Registr ation in Lighthouse P ar k (center of the island) 5:30 pm One Mile Fun Run 6:00 pm 5K Race 6:30 pm P ost Race P ar ty and A w ar ds Pre-Registr ation b y August 8th $25.00 On-site Registr ation $30.00 Registration inc ludes T -shir t, race pac k et, one P ost Race P ar ty Tic k et. P ost Race P ar ty and A w ards T o be held at the Lighthouse P a villion in the center of St. Geor g e Island. 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Principal Eric Bidwell’s grandchildren, Max and Maggie, tried out the green while waiting for the results of the golf tourney. Maggie starts kindergarten at the Franklin County School this fall. Sacred Heart offers free physicals Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, in Port St. Joe, will conduct free physicals for all middle school and high school boys and girls at the Franklin County High School gymnasium from 5-8 p.m. on Aug. 15. The physicals are open to students at all schools in Franklin County. The free screenings will be administered by specialists including Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic staff and Sacred Heart physical therapists, nurses and physicians. Screenings include blood pressure, heart rate, posture, range of motion, exibility and balance. Students should check with Athletic Director Michael Sweatt at 670-2800 ext. 1924 for details or any questions. Additionally, students and parents must complete medical history and permission forms prior to participating in the athletic screening. These forms are available through school coaches or Sacred Heart’s Apalachicola of ce. Student athletes should wear shorts, T-shirts, and athletic shoes for their visit. Physical forms can be uploaded and printed out at www.fhsaa. org/forms/general. Sports BRIEFS

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A10 | The Times Thursday, August 8, 2013 T rades & Ser v ices GET Y OUR AD IN CALL T OD A Y! 227-7847 GET Y OUR AD IN! 227-7847 $ ' & & & ' ' $ # % $ ! $ % ! # ! !# !# !# !# !# !# " 4515031 Vis a, Dis c o v e r and Ame r ic an Expr e s s H onor e d at P ar t ic i pat ing Ac e St or e s Building Supplies & Auto Repair Carrabelle 697-3333 W e Deli v er An ywhere Hardware and Paint Center Laban Bontrager DMD Monica Bontrager DMD 12761 Pea Ridge Road Bristol, Florida 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-5 417 DENTURE LAB ON PREMISES Same Day Service on Repairs and Relines R OBER TS APPLIANCE REP AIR ALL MAJOR BRANDS 18 Shado w Lane Apalachicola, FL 32320 Phone: (850) 653-8122 Cell: (850) 653-7654 BOARD OF TRUSTEES NOTICE OF THE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT TRUST FUND Section 253 69 Florida Statutes Rule 16-21.021, F .A.C. July 12, 2013 NOTICE OF PROPOSED AQUACUL TURE LEASE AREAS NOTICE is her eby given pursuant to Section 253.70. Florida Statutes, that the Department of Agricultur e and Consumer Services is pr oposing to submit an agenda item to the Boar d of T rustees of the Inter nal Impr ovement T rust Fund, r equesting appr oval of four (4) ar eas of sover eignty submer ged lands to be r eestablished as Aquacultur e Use Zones (her eafter “Zones”) for the performance of oyster cultivation activities. If appr oved, these Zones would be subdivided into individual 2.0 acr e (mor e of less) lease par cels, for pr eemption of the bottom and the entir e overlying water column, and leased accor dingly The following Zones ar e pr oposed to be r eestablished: 1) Highway 65 (72 Acr es), in St. Geor ge Sound; 2) St. Geor ge Island (46 Acr es), in St. Geor ge Sound; 3) Four Mile (44 Acr es) in St. Vincent Sound; and 4) Nine Mile (40 Acr es), in St. Vincent Sound. All four (4) Zones ar e located in Franklin County Florida, and in the Apalachicola National Estuarine Resear ch Reserve. Nine Mile and Four Mile Zones ar e located in the Apalachicola Bay Aquatic Pr eserve. A map identifying the locations and the limits of the pr oposed activities accompany this notice. Anyone having any questions or comments r egar ding the pr oposed pr ojects should le them in writing with the Division of Aquacultur e, Magnolia Center Suite 501, 1203 Gover nor’ s Squar e Boulevar d, T allahassee, Florida 32301, on or befor e 5:00 p.m. on the 24th day of August, 2013. time! oting s V ’ t I time! oting s V ’ t I time! oting s V ’ t I time! oting s V ’ t I time! oting s V ’ t I time! oting s V ’ t I TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO ST COA ST COA ST COA ST COA ST COA ST COA ST COA ST COA ST COA V ot e no w f or y our fa v or it e businesses people r estaur an ts and let them be r ec og niz ed in T he 2013 I naugur al Reader ’ s C hoic e T o V ot e: GO T O star .c om OR apalach times .c om AND CLICK ON THE O nline V oting A ug 1-12 T OP THREE WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO TTEN GO R FO ST COA ST COA ST COA ST COA ST COA ST COA ST COA ST COA ST COA om .c times apalach THE CLICK ON The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Ofce. Arrests in this week’s report were made by ofcers from the Apalachicola Police Department and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Ofce. All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. JULY 30 Don L. Davis, Jr., 44, Eastpoint, battery (FCSO) Steven E. Fling, 59, Alligator Point, battery (FCSO) Robert C. Baxley, 32, Apalachicola, trespass after warning (FCSO) Darin W. Cruson II, 25, Carrabelle, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver, possession of cannabis, possession of paraphernalia, driving while license suspended or revoked, and violation of pre-trial release (FCSO) AUG. 2 Even R. Perry, 26, Panama City, aggravated battery – great bodily harm (FCSO) Gail B. James, 60, St. George Island, Leon County violation of probation (FCSO) AUG. 3 Daniel T. Nelson, 33, Eastpoint, battery (FCSO) Robert J. Burch, 59, Apalachicola, domestic battery (APD) Ellis S. Davis, 28, Apalachicola, violation of probation (FCSO) AUG. 4 Edward V. Keil, 20, Newport News, Va., burglary or attempted burglary of a structure, and failure to appear (FCSO) From staff reports Net shermen busted at Alligator Point During the last week of July, FWC ofcers cited two men for violating terms of the net ban while shing off Alligator Point. Ofcers Anderson and Allen were patrolling off the Point when they observed a net boat working along the shore line. As they watched, the vessel with two men on board deployed its nets several times, which were connected and being shed from the vessel. The ofcers watched as the net boat deployed the nets three or four times and each time the nets were deployed and retrieved as one continuous net. During the surveillance, the ofcers contacted Ofcer Gore who responded in a vessel so that an inspection of the net boat could be conducted. There were four nylon nets connected on board. There were also 120 pounds of mullet. The nets and mullet were seized and both individuals were cited for connecting two nets to exceed 500 square feet and shing more than two nets from a vessel. The sh were sold to the highest bidder. A measurement of the connected nets indicated more than 2,300 square feet of net were being shed from the vessel. Additional charges of shing over 2,000 square feet will be direct led. Pair arrested for illegal oystering Two Carrabelle residents were arrested July 21 and booked into the Franklin County jail for oystering in permanently closed waters at Eastpoint. Ottis E. Russell, 47, and Sonya Starr Murray, 52, face charges for oystering in prohibited area, harvesting oysters between sunset and sunrise, and possession of unculled oysters. Russell was also charged with resisting arrest without violence and possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Resource Protection Service ofcers John Allen Jr. and Matt Gore watched Russell and Murray collecting oysters after dark near Eastpoint Channel. The two were arrested at midnight when they brought in seven bags of oysters. Under Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services shellsh rules, while some areas of Apalachicola Bay are open to oystering, other areas, such as near Eastpoint Channel, are permanently closed due to water quality issues. “It’s important for the viability of the commercial oystering industry that consumers have faith that the oysters they consume are taken from approved oystering areas and are as safe as possible,” said Capt. Rob Beaton, FWC law enforcement supervisor. “What the ofcers did is stop over 500 pounds of potentially contaminated shellsh from entering the market and possibly making someone sick.” Beaton said ofcers have made more than a dozen similar arrests over the last couple of months for oystering in closed areas. FWC RE pP O rR T Arrest RE pP O rR T Law Enforcement

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, August 8, 2013 The Times | A11 64865T PUBLIC NOTICEOF INTENDED ACTION FRANKLIN DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD Purpose and Effect: The Franklin District School Board proposes to amend and adopt policies as provided in the Administrative Procedures Act for the purpose of bringing said policies into compliance with Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules. Summary: The following is a brief description of each proposal change: Franklin County School Board Policy Manual Statutory Authority: Section 230.22(2), Florida Statutes The entire text of the proposed rules will be considered by the Franklin County School Board at a meeting publicly advertised and held in the Willie Speed School Board meeting room in Eastpoint, Florida no earlier than September 05, 2013. Documents may be reviewed at the Franklin County School Board District Office, at 85 School Road, Suite One, Eastpoint, Florida during the hours of 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM, Monday -Friday. Aug 8, 15, 22, 29, 2013 91900T PUBLIC 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: August 17, 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 Turner #147 Paul Craft #155 Before the sale date of August 17, 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. August 1, 8, 2013 91910T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN, COUNTY PROBATE DIVISION File No: 13-46-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF HAROLD AUGUST GRONHOLM JR. Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the ancillary estate of Harold August Gronholm Jr., deceased, whose date of death was July 10, 2012; is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division; File Number 13-46-CP; the address of which is The Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this notice, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS: August 1, 2013 Personal Representative Scott Alan Gronholm 859 W. Bay Drive Dog Island, FL 32322 Attorney for Personal Representative Charles A. Curran, Florida Bar No. 274380 P.O. Box 549 Carrabelle, FL 32322 (850) 697-5333 Email: cacurranlaw@ gmail.com August 1, 8, 2013 91930T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 192011CA 000443XXXXXX THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-76, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-76, Plaintiff, vs. BRIAN K. KRONTZ, 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 July 16th, 2013, and entered in Case No. 192011CA000443XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-76, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-76 is Plaintiff and BRIAN K. KRONTZ; LUCY H. KRONTZ; 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, 2nd floor lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 County, Florida, 11:00 a.m. on the 26th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 11, BLOCK K OF ST. GEORGE ISLAND GULF BEACHES, UNIT NO. THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 16, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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 July 24th, 2013. Marcia M. Johnson As Clerk, 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.com File No. 1162-108803 August 8, 15, 2013 91946T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 19-2012-CA000191 U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIAITON, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BANC OF AMERICA FUNDING CORPORATION, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-F, PLAINTIFF, VS. JOHN E. HANLIN A/K/A JOHN HANLIN, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 16, 2013 in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Franklin, Florida, on September 18, 2013, at 11:00 am, at the 2nd Floor Lobby (main courthouse) 33 Market St., Apalachicola, FL 32329 for the following described property: ALL OF LOTS TWENTY-EIGHT (28), TWENTY-NINE (29), AND THIRTY (30), IN BLOCK TWO HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX (266) OF GREATER APALACHICOLA, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN DEED BOOK “M” AT PAGE 437 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THE OFFICIAL MAP OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 12, 1946 BY THE CITY COMMISSION. 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

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A12| The Times Thursday, August 8, 2013CLASSIFIEDS (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its descretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: July 24, 2013. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Prepared by: Gladstone Law Group, 1499 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486 File No.11-006785-FST 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 at 850-5774401, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 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. August 8, 15, 2013 91970T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN, COUNTY PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO: 13-50-CP IN RE: ESTATE MAURICE S. GUNTER NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Maurice S. Gunter, deceased, whose date of death was July 20, 2013; is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division; File Number 13-50-CP; the address of which is The Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this notice, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS: AUGUST 8, 2013. Personal Representative Scott Maurice Gunter 900 19th Avenue, Suite 602 Nashville, TN 37212 Attorney for Personal Representative Charles A. Curran, P.O. Box 549 Carrabelle, FL 32322 (850) 697-5333 Email cacurranlaw@ gmail.com Florida Bar No: 274380 August 8, 15, 2013 91948T IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 19-2013-CA-000001 Division SUNTRUST BANK Plaintiff, vs. KENNETH BERT BEVIS A/K/A KENNETH B. BEVIS, LETITIA B. BEVIS, ST. JAMES BAY PROPERTY OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on July 16, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida described as: LOT 2, BLOCK “O” OF ST. JAMES BAY SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE(S) 39-46, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 104 EGRET COURT, CARRABELLE, FL 32322; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the front door steps of the Courthouse, at 33 Market St., in Apalachicola, Florida, on September 18, 2013, at 11:00AM. Any persons 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 24th day of July, 2013. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk August 8, 15, 2013 94603T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 192012CA 000380CAXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. SUZANNE M. CHOQUETTE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SUZANNE M. CHOQUETTE; FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 24, 2013, and entered in Case No. 192012CA000380CA XXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff and SUZANNE M. CHOQUETTE; FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at ON THE FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE., AT 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA 32320, at 11:00 A.M., on the 15th day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 36 AND 37, BLOCK 3, OF SUN N’ SAND BEACHES UNIT NO.2, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 12 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH MOBILE HOME THAT IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO SAID LAND 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 June, 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 Suite 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Phone: (954) 382-3486 Fax: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahane andassociates.com File No. 12-04785 August 1, 8, 2013 94393T IN THE CIRCUIT COURTFOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013-42CA Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF ELAINE MARIE FEEHAN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ELAINE MARIE FEEHAN, deceased, whose date of death was May 14, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for FRANKLIN County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is July 18, 2013. Personal Representative: Margaret Mary Ederle 15436 SE 22nd Place Bellevue, Washington 98007 Attorney for Personal Representative: Kristy Branch Banks, PA Attorney for Margaret Mary Ederle FLBar No. 517143 PO Box 176 Apalachicola, FL32329 (850) 670-1255 Fax: (850) 670-1256 E-Mail: info@ kbblawfl.com Secondary E-Mail: susan@kbblawfl.com August 1, 8, 2013 94589T PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION TO BID The Housing Authority of Apalachicola is requesting Sealed Bids for the following work to be conducted: In 52 housing units, relocate existing 220 volt lines from exterior front porch area to the inside kitchen/pantry; Construct dryer vents from the kitchen/pantry area to the exterior of each unit. Bids will be received until August 20, 2013. Please send bids to: 141 15th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320. For questions, email apalha@fairpoint.net or call 850-653-9304. August 1, 8, 2013 94611T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 12-00007-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, as Successor in Interest to Coastal Community Bank, Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER T. GIAMETTA, ET AL., Defendants. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 23, 2013, in the abovestyled cause; I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320 on September 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. (EST), or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, the following described property: LOT 39 OF TARPON SHORES UNIT NO. 2: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 20. TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 6 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN NORTH 02 DEGREES 20 MINUTES EAST 1914.27 FEET ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SECTION 20 TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF RIDGE ROAD, THENCE SOUTH 63 DEGREES 44 MINUTES WEST 2620.31 FEET ALONG SAID ROAD TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE LEAVING SAID ROAD RUN SOUTH 26 DEGREES 16 MINUTES EAST 380.0 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 63 DEGREES 44 MINUTES WEST 114.63 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH 26 DEGREES 16 MINUTES WEST 380.0 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF RIDGE ROAD, THENCE NORTH 63 DEGREES 44 MINUTES EAST 114.63 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, A/K/A LOT 94 OF RIDGE ROAD. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1994 PLAN DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME (VIN# HMST8922AGA and HMST8922BGA) PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE REAL PROPERTY. 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: July 23, 2013 MARCIA JOHNSON, CLERK OF COURT By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk August 8, 15, 2013 94605T NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice if hereby given that, STEPHEN C. COLEMAN & CAROLYN M. COLEMAN, the holders of the following certificate have filed said certificate for tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1379 Year of issuance: 2011 Description of property: LOT 16, Nick’s Hole, Phase I PARCEL NO: 29-09S-06W-7343-0000-01 60 Name is which assessed: William M. Jacob and Teresa Jacob All of said property being in the State of Florida, Franklin County. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the second (2nd) Monday in the month of September 2013, which is the 9th day of September 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 22nd day of July, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk Aug 8, 15, 22, 29, 2013 94657T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 10-000429-CA 2010-1 RADC/CADC VENTURE, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL D. DYER A/K/A MICHAEL DEAN DYER, et al., Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Stipulated Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 26, 2013, and entered in Case No. 10-000429-CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit, in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein, 2010-1 RADC/ CADC PROPERTY I, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, is Plaintiff, and MICHAEL D. DYER A/K/A MICHAEL DEAN DYER, et al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash inside the front of the courthouse, located at 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 at 11:00 a.m., on September 18, 2013, the following described real and personal property as set forth in said Stipulated Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: EXHIBIT “A” LEGAL DESCRIPTION Lot 13, Block B, RESERVE AT MAGNOLIA RIDGE, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 9, Pages 1 through 3; corrected by affidavit as recorded in Official Records Book 833, Page 436, both of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH Borrowers’ interest in the homeowners association or equivalent entity owning or managing the common areas and facilities of the Planned Unit Development and the uses, benefits and proceeds of Borrowers’ interest. Dated at Franklin County, Florida the 24th day of July, 2013. Marcia M. Johnson CLERK OF COURT Franklin County, FL 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. ROETZEL & ANDRESS, LPA Attorney for Plaintiff 420 South Orange Ave CNL Center II, 7th Floor Orlando, Florida 32801 Phone: 407-896-2224 Fax: 407-835-3596 August 8, 15, 2013 94691T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 192012CA 000265CAXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Plaintiff, vs. STEVEN L. JAMES, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment dated July 23, 2013, and entered in Case No. 192012CA 000265CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN COUNTY, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, is Plaintiff, and STEVEN L. JAMES, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at FRANKLIN County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320, accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 25th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE EASTERN BOUNDARY LINE OF HIGHLAND PARK SUBDIVISION (UNRECORDED), SAID MONUMENT BEING 345 FEET WEST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 8 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 51 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EASTERN BOUNDARY LINE OF HIGHLAND PARK SUBDIVISION (AS MONUMENTED) FOR 77.44 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF A 66 FOOT WIDE COUNTY ROAD; THENCE NORTH 63 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR 221.73 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN SOUTH 26 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST FOR 100.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 63 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST FOR 110.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 26 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST FOR 100.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE SAID COUNTY ROAD; THENCE SOUTH 63 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR 110.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. and all fixtures and personal property located therein or there-on, which are included as security in Plaintiff’s mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendends must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Apalachicola, FRANKLIN COUNTY, Florida, this 24th day of July, 2013. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of said Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer As Deputy Clerk Phelan Hallinan, PLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 PH# 27345 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Danny Davis, Court Technology Office, Office of Court Administration, 301 S Monroe St, Rm 225, Tallahassee, FL 32303, 850. 577.4401 At least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. August 8, 15, 2013 94717T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 19-2011-CA-000442 DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS AS TRUSTEE RALI 2005QS9 Plaintiff, vs. CHESTER R. KRAWCZUK, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 16, 2013, and entered in Case No. 19-2011CA-000442 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida in which Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas as Trustee RALI 2005QS9, is the Plaintiff and Chester R. Krawczuk, Tenant #1 NKA Deborah Cooper, Tenant #2 James Cooper, 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 in Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Or Other Claimants are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on, Franklin County, Florida on the 12th day of September, 2013, Sale located at the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, FL 32320. The following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lot 5, Block B, Range 4, Pickett’s Addition To The City Carrabelle, As Per Map Of Plat Thereof, Recorded In Plat Book 2, Page 20, Of The Public Records Of Franklin County Florida. AND ALSO Lot 6, Block 74 (B4), Pickett’s Addition To The City Of Carrabelle, As Per Map Or Plat Thereof, Recorded In Plat Book 2, Page 20, Of The Public Records Of Franklin County, Florida. A/K/A 210 First Street, Carrabelle, FL 323221659 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 25th day of July, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON Clerk of Circuit Court Franklin County, FL By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 Fax: (813) 221-9171 eService: servealaw@ albertellilaw.com WB-1173401 In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Courts, Marcia M. Johnson, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320; telephone number (850) 653-8561, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call (850) 577-4400, To file response please contact Franklin County Clerk of Court, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320, Tel: (850) 653-8861; Fax: (850) 653-9339. August 8, 15, 2013 94693T PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE AND PUBLIC PRE-ELECTION TEST OF VOTE TABULATING EQUIPMENT The City of Carrabelle Canvassing Board will convene at the Franklin County Supervisor of Elections Office, 47 Ave F, Apalachicola, Florida at 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 20, 2013. The board is convening for the pre-election testing of the tabulating equipment to be used in the September 3, 2013, Municipal Election. In accordance with the Sunshine Law of Florida, this meeting will be open to the public. NOTE: Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, states that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by a board, agency or commission with the respect to any matter considered at a meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceeding, and that for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which appeal is to be based. Ida Cooper Elliott Franklin County Supervisor of Elections August 8, 2013 94765T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2012-CA-000326 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for J.P. Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Trust 2007-CH5, Asset Backed PassThrough Certificates, Series 2007-CH5 Plaintiff, vs. Helen Nitsios; Shezad Sanaullah; United States of America, Department of the Treasury; Albert A. Simpler, III; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated July 16, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA -000326 of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for J.P. Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Trust 2007-CH5, Asset Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-CH5, Plaintiff and Helen Nitsios 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, 2nd FLOOR LOBBY OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED ON HWY 98, IN APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on September 19, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 9 AND 10, IN BLOCK 106, OF THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF IN COMMON USE. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the 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, FL By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk of Court Submitted By: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, FL 33431 (561)998-6700 (561)998-6707 11-238277 FC01 SPS July 8, 15, 2013 94723T PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority will hold a Financial Committee Meeting to approve invoices on August 15, 2013. The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. CST at the law offices of Harrison, Sale, McCloy, 495 Grand Boulevard, Suite 206, Miramar Beach, FL. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the Corridor Authority at least 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting Alicia Stephen at (850) 429-8905 or alicia.stephen@ hdrinc.com. August 8, 2013 94757T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 19 2011 CA 000204CAX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CSMC MORTGAGE-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-4 Plaintiff, vs. DELL SCHNEIDER, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 22, 2013, and entered in 19 2011 CA 000204 CAX of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CSMC MORTGAGE-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-4, is the Plaintiff and DELL SCHNEIDER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DELL SCHNEIDER N.K.A CHARLOTTE SCHNEIDER CITIBANK, N.A.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N.K.A SIERRA RUSSELL; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 N.K.A PATRICIA C. SCHNEIDER are the Defendant(s). Marcia Johnson as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, on the 2nd Floor Lobby of Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320, at 11:00 AM on September 25, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 17, BAYOU HARBOR, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 35, THEREAFTER, SAID SUBDIVISION RECOR-DED AS A REPLAT OF BAYOU HARBOR, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 38, BOTH IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 26th day of July 2013. Marcia M. Johnson As 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 File No. 11-01671 August 8, 15, 2013 94767T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2012-CA-000056 Bank of America, National Association Plaintiff, vs. James David Hobkirk, Jr. and Annette Hobkirk, Husband and Wife; The Townhomes of St. George Homeowners Association, Inc. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated July 16, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA000056 of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein Bank of America, National Association, Plaintiff and James David Hobkirk, Jr. and Annette Hobkirk, Husband and Wife 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 September 12, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: BLOCK L, LOT 2, OF THREE HUNDRED OCEAN MILE PHASE 2, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 32, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact 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, FL By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk of Court Submitted By: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, FL 33431 (561)998-6700 (561)998-6707 10-215062 FC01 CXE July 8, 15, 2013 94791T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 12-000151-CA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. ANNA SMITH SPINKS; DAVID ALAN SPINKS; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, will on the 18th day of September, 2013, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Front steps of the Franklin County Courthous in Apalachicola Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Franklin County, Florida. LOT 8, BLOCK D, GULF WYNN ESTATES, UNIT #1, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 16th day of July, 2013. 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 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 Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: Katrina D. Lacy Butler & Hosch, P.A. 3185 S. Conway Rd.,

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GAL # 2034; FLAL # AB-1488 Information 800.479.1763 johndixon.com A B S O L U T E* A UC T I O N Suite E Orlando, Florida 32812 (407) 381-5200 August 8, 15, 2013 94793T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000223 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. GARY M. ENGARD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GARY M. ENGARD; TERRY L. LICHLITER; DEBORAH LICHLITER; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT (S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida, described as: Lot 6, Block 1, SUN ‘N SAND BEACHES, A SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 20, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. A/K/A 642 Mariner Circle Alligator Point, FL 32346 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, 2nd Floor Lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 at 11:00 AM, on September 19, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 25th day of July, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff 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, Office of Court Administration; 301 South Monroe Street, Room 225, Tallahassee, Florida 32303; (850)577-4401 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. August 8, 15, 2013 94795T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 19-2012-CA-000139 FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF JO CLARK A/K/A JO ORTON, DECEASED; KAMI ORTON, HEIR; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT (S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida, described as: Lot 8, Block 8, LANARK VILLAGE UNIT NO. 1 according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 14 and 14A, inclusive, of this Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. A/K/A 32-4 Holland Avenue Lanark Village, FL 32323 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 at 11:00 AM, on September 18, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 24th day of July, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff 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, Office of Court Administration; 301 South Monroe Street, Room 225, Tallahassee, Florida 32303; (850)577-4401 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. August 8, 15, 2013 94857T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO: 2013-000052-PR Florida Bar # 334618 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF ALBERT E. MELILLO, Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of ALBERT E. MELILLO, deceased, File Number 20130000-52-PR is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P. O. Box 340, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with the Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must file their claims with the Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. The first publication date of this notice is August 8, 2013 Personal Representative: JAMES P. MELILLO and THOMAS M. MELILLO 240 Phillips Avenue South Hackensack, NJ 07606 Attorney for Personal Representative: Joyce Terrell Timmons, Esquire P.O. Box 726 Eastpoint, FL 32328 (850) 670-8998 joyce193010@yahoo. com August 8, 15, 2013 Internal Revenue Service Public Auction Under the authority in Internal Revenue Code section 6331, the property described below has been seized for nonpayment of internal revenue taxes due from Terry R. & Marilyn B. Vincent. The property will be sold at public auction as provided by Internal Revenue Code section 6335 and related regulations. Date of Sale: September 5th,2013 Time of Sale: 10:00 A.M. Registration 09:30 A.M. Location of Sale: Calhoun County 20859 East Central Avenue, Blountstown, FL 32424 Only the right, title, and interest of Terry R. & Marilyn B. Vincent in and to the property will be offered for sale. If requested, the Internal Revenue Service will furnish information about possible encumbrances, which may be useful in determining the value of the interest being sold. Description of Property: The real property has a street address of 20565 NE Lee Farm Rd., Blountstown, FL, 32424. It contains a minimum of 20 acres of land with a single family residence on it. Parcel ID # 08-1N-08-0000-0009-0100 Payment Terms: 20 % payment of the successful bid within one hour of the conclusion of the sale and the remaining funds are due no later than September 27th, 2013 by 03:00 P.M. All payments must be by cash, certified check, cashier’s or treasurer’s check or by a United States postal, bank, express, or telegraph money order. Make check or money order payable to the United States Treasury. For more information, please contact Sharon W. Sullivan Internal Revenue Service 7850 SW 6th CT MS 5780 Plantation, FL 33324 Tel (954)740-2421 or e-mail Sharon.W.Sullivan@irs.gov or visit our website www.irsauctions.gov Apalachicola: 32 Thomas Dr. Fri & Sat (8/9, 8/10) 9:00am -1:00pmTOOLS!Man stuff! Tools, marine, lots of misc.! Rain or shine! Text FL61292 to 56654 Flood Service/Hosp.Best WesternNeeds Front Desk Housekeepers and MaintenanceExperience Required. Come in person to 249 Hwy 98 Apalachicola, FL. from 9am-3pm No phone calls!!! Web ID 34260536 Text FL60536 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/HospitalityExperienced WaitstaffBayside Burgerslocated at 260 Hwy 98 in Eastpoint is taking applications for experienced wait staff. Call 850-670-1025 or apply in person. Web ID# 60051 Text FL60051 to 56654 OtherDriver / SalesHiring Immediately. Driver’s must have valid driver’s license. Company provides vehicle. Also have two positions for Sales. Paid cash daily. Call Carmen at 850-370-0952. Web ID#: 34259712 OtherPositions Available Project Impact 2013-14 Assistant DirectorDegree in Education or related field, or equivalent administrative experience.Site Coordina t orDegree in Education or related field, or equivalent administrative experience.Afterschool TeacherMUST have valid FLDOE certification.Youth WorkerMUST have Four Year Degree in Education or related field.Paraprofessiona lMUST have valid Certificate or Associate DegreeStudent WorkerMUST be currently enrolled in secondary or postsecondary school. Instructors needed for Art, Math, Science and Reading Background Check and Drug Test Required Submit application online at projectimpactfcs.org For more information call 850-370-0145 THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA IS A DRUG-FREE, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER FAIR HOUSING AND HANDICAPPED ACCESSABLE JURISDICTION. Apalachicola: 1 br, 1 ba efficiency Call for information 850-653-6103 Text FL59072 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 FL58599 to 56654 St. GeorgeIsland $175/wk, elec, satellite, garbage incl. Pool tbl. 12’X 65’deck. Beautiful view! 850-653-5319 1 Bedroom Lanark Village Available Immediately! $550/mo. + Security Deposit & Background Check. Call Kathy Robinson Robinson Real Estate Company 850-653-1653 or 653-7196. Text FL61273 to 56654 3bd/2ba, 1,600 sqft, home on a secluded acre. Eastpoint, North Bayshore Rd, $1,250 mo. + Security Deposit., & back ground check required. Available: September 1st Kathy Robinson Robinson Real Estate Company 850-653-1653 or 653-7196 Text FL61269 to 56654 Apalachicola 2BR/1BA, CH&A, W/D, $775/mo (first, last and dep req). Call 850-653-3820 Text FL60657 to 56654 Houseboat for Rent $650/mo + Electric. Call for appointment. Kathy Robinson Robinson Real Estate Company 850-653-1653 or 653-7196 Text FL61276 to 56654 Blounstown: 5/bd, 6/ba, (each bedroom has a walk-in closet). Brick, tile floors throughout, 4500 sq. ft. on 3 acres. Screened in pool, office, large bonus room (would be able to be converted to a home theater easily), $295,000. Ron Wood at Town and Country Realty 850-899-0333 Text FL61017 to 56654 Ford, F150 ‘94, V8, runs well, needs some work. $1,200 OBO. Call: 850-899-0848 Text FL61383 to 56654 These tin y ads se ll, hi r e, r ent and in f o r m f o r thousands o f f amilies ea c h wee k .Let a little Classi f ied ad do a big j ob f o r you. Emera l dCoast M ar k etp l ace 747 50 2 0

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Local A14 | The Times Thursday, August 8, 2013 4514008 SELL YOUR LISTI NGS HERE! # (850)81 4 -7377 (850)22 7 -7847 S O L D $ $ $ ( $ ( + ) $ ( % )( + &" &" + $ + ( % ( + $ % ! )+ $ $ + + $ % % !$ + $ ## ## $ ( $ John Shelby Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www .sgirealty .com MLS# 249406 $229,000 A palachicola IMMA CULA TEL Y MAINT AINED 3 B R 2 B A t a s t e f u l l y f u r n i s h e d & d e c o r a t e d r e c e n t l y r e n o v a t e d r e n i s h e d h a r d w o o d o o r s & n e w u p s c a l e k i t c h e n a p p l i a n c e s r e p l a c e F l o r i d a r o o m p a t i o s p a c i o u s b a c k y a r d c o v e r e d p a r k i n g s t o r a g e b u i l d i n g p r o p e r t y o c c u p i e s s i x l o t s F r e d M e y e r S t r e e t $ John Shelby Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www .sgirealty .com MLS# 249951 $139,000 St. Geor ge Island 451 5370 ISLAND CORNER LO T Second tier corner of East Gulf Beach Dri v e & 6th Street, 100 ft. wide access easement at the end of 6th Street about 200 feet from the SW corner of this lot pro vides quick beach access & a permanent unobstructed vie w lot ne xt door is also for sale at $129,000. $ MLS 248897 ST GEORGE ISLAND $1,299,000 “P ositiv e S pace ” Immac ula t ely main tained c ust om home designed b y ar chit ec t L arr y B urk e on a one acr e landsc aped lot in pr estigious S t G eor ge Plan ta tion! 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S himmering S ands R ealty STE VE HARRIS C ell: 850-890-1971 st e v e@st e v esisland .com w w w .288magnoliaba y dr .com w w w .st e v esisland .com “Trivia Fun” with Wilson Casey, Guiness 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) From over 200 surveyed dog-obedience judges, what did they rank as the smartest dog? Afgan hound, Beagle, Border collie, Akita 2) The world’s human population is equal to about the same amount of what other creature’s? Sheep, Chicken, Cockroach, Horse 3) Generally on average, a movie makes about how many times more from its video sales than ticket takings? 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x 4) What is it called when antelopes leap vertically in the  air? Saddling, Shining, Pronking, Spearing 5) One gets approximately how many glasses of wine from a standard-sized bottle? 4, 5, 6, 7 6) Which future president was once a licensed bartender? Lincoln, Wilson, JFK, Nixon 7) Who once put up a sign in his driveway, “These Premises Protected by Security Attack Cats”? Leno, Letterman, Kimble, O’Brien 8) Which state’s legislators once found it necessary to outlaw whistling while underwater? Vermont, Florida, Alabama, Hawaii 9) Who was the last team to win its division in Major League Baseball by 20 or more games? Braves, Yankees, Cardinals, Indians 10) Whose state law prohibits taking more than three sips of beer at a time while standing? Arizona, Kansas, Texas, Maine 11) In which sport is a “miwashi” used? Curling, Sumo wrestling, Cricket, Fencing 12) What does “Biiru” mean in Japanese? Beer, Bear, Box, Bowtie 13) “Vassar”, “Lotta”, and “Sweet Sixteen Orange” were early names of what product? Hairspray, Club soda, Chewing gum, Shampoo 14) Astronauts brought back about how many total pounds of lunar rock? 100, 375, 450, 800 ANSWERS 1) Border collie; 2) Chicken; 3) 5x; 4) Pronking; 5) 6; 6) Lincoln; 7) Letterman; 8) Vermont, 9) Indians; 10) Texas, 11) Sumo wrestling; 12) Beer; 13) Chewing gum; 14) 800 Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com Special to the Times Through the FloridaLearns STEM Scholars Project’s University of Florida Immersion into STEM (Science, Technol ogy, Engineering and Math) Experience, talented and gifted high school juniors and seniors from small and rural districts across Florida spent ve full days im mersed in STEM learning on the univer sity’s campus. From the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC) area, 29 STEM Schol ars and seven teachers took advantage of this unique opportunity. This customized experience, tailored to the unique needs of these students, was made possible through a partnership with the University of Florida’s Center for Precollegiate Edu cation and Training (CPET). STEM Scholars representing Gulf County were Port St. Joe High School seniors Allen Davis and DanTasia Welch and Wewahitchka High School senior Sa mantha Hoover. Franklin County School seniors were Jathan Martin and Stefan DeVaughn. Throughout the week students inter acted with university faculty and graduate students as opportunities were provided to learn about a variety of STEM career op tions and the post-secondary preparation required. They also gained familiarity with techniques and procedures used in scien tic research by conducting experiments involving crystallization, DNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis, and construc tion of morphological and molecular phylogenies of a group of plants. These experiments took place in the Health Sci ence Center and were led by UF College of Medicine students and university faculty members. Students also took advantage of some of the outside classrooms on campus as they learned about soils, explored a Flor ida wetland ecosystem where they waded through wetlands to collect various types of data, spelunked in a dry cave associated with the Floridan Aquifer, and visited Blue Springs, where water from the Floridan Aquifer emerges. Throughout the week students used university-provided iPads to document their experiences daily on Edmodo and Blogger. The iPads were also used to cre ate a photographic journal and develop nal presentations covering a range of STEM careers. The week was packed full of fun learning and students went home with many new friends and an expanded outlook on STEM career options. FCHS scholars immerse in STEM learningSPECIAL tT O tT HE TIMEs S Franklin County’s Jathan Martin observes while a UF graduate student (foreground) supervises placement of the net used to sample the macroinvertebrate population in a freshwater wetland ecosystem. Franklin County’s Stefan DeVaughn signals that all is well after he completes his post-test on the nal day of the experience.