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Eastpoint blaze consumes family's trailer

Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer
About 2 p.m. Nov. 26, a fire broke
out in the home of Michael and Al-
lison Brown on South Bayshore
Drive in Eastpoint, completely de-
stroying the trailer and additions in
a matter of minutes.
The Browns discovered the
blaze on returning home from
work and called firefighters, but
witnesses said the structure was
completely engulfed by the time
fire trucks arrived.
South Bayshore was closed to
traffic for more than an hour as
firefighters worked to contain the
According to Eastpoint Fire
Chief George Pruett, the hom-
eowner said the fire probably was
started by a fireplace in a newly
added addition to the trailer.
"We want to thank everybody
for all of the help we received fight-
ing this fire, Apalachicola, too. They
showed up and handled one flank of
it. Everybody worked real well to-
gether," Pruett said. "The Sheriff's

Department blocked off the road,
so we didn't have problems with
a lot on rubberneckers. Progress
Energy was on the site pretty fast,
too. Everything went well, but the
structure was already engulfed in
flames when we got there.
"It was probably a back draft
situation. The neighbors said it
just blew up," he said. "We could
really use more firefighters in the
county right now. We are consider-
ing a countywide recruitment cam-
Allison Brown said her family
and their three dogs all escaped
injury. She said the family lost ev-
erything but the contents of a chest
"At least we won't go hungry.
We're trying to save everything
we can," she said. "We're going to
spend Thanksgiving at my moth-
er's house."
In a later interview, Michael
Brown said they wound up spend-
ing much of the holiday in Panama
City buying clothing.

The Brown family and neighbors pick through the wreckage of their home. Allison Brown said the only
thing salvaged from the wreckage of her family home was the contents of a box freezer.

inUlUS BI UAVIU AULDLEO RI| I limes City Eimtor
At the Weems Hospital open house, Haley, right, and Avery Scott peer into the helicopter while grandfather William
Scott stands in back.

Open hospital

A new
machine is
in a room
decorated by
the Franklin
Inc., which
the classic
calendar that
is now in great
demand and
has raised
about $35,000
to supplement
the extended
options at the

Weems spotlights

improved treatment options
By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor

Weems Memorial Hospital showed off its new
look, complete with a growing array of treatment op-
tions, as it welcomed about 250 residents of Franklin
County to an open house Nov. 16.
Greeting visitors on the front lawn was a helicop-
ter, Air Medic Two, used to lifelight seriously injured
and ill patients to trauma centers and tertiary care
in the Panhandle.
Pilot Gary Glover, flight paramedic Charli White
and flight nurse Joni Godwin answered questions
and gave tours of the aircraft as it stood in the
hospital's landing strip. The helicopter can land in
such designated zones and even on roads if the need


dropout rate



By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor

The Franklin County School District got
good news last month regarding a slowing of
its dropout rate, but it still has a ways to go re-
garding the percentage of students who even-
tually graduate.
According to Florida Department of Edu-
cation statistics released last month, only
57.8 percent of the students who started high
school as freshmen eventually graduated in
four years, ranking it fourth-worst in the state
behind Glades, Gadsden and Jefferson coun-
"We still have a lot of work to do," said Su-
perintendent Nina Marks.
But she was able to point to statistics that

Eastpoint library

site passes

DEP scrutiny

By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor

Construction on the site of the new East-
point library is continuing following a deci-
sion by a state environmental regulator last
month that there were no wetlands violations
on the site.
The issue became contentious at the coun-
ty commission's Nov. 18 meeting after Joyce
Estes, who is spearheading the project, and
Linda Raffield, a concerned citizen active
with the Franklin County Seafood Workers
Association, clashed.
Raffield had alerted county commission-
ers as well as state regulators as to what ap-
peared to be the destruction of wetlands on
the tract, which is on the east side of North

Phone: (850) 653-8868
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Thursday, December 4, 2008

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Not if you are one of the
area at-risk of going to
empty-handed on

thousands in our
bed hungry and

Mail in the Empty Stocking Fund envelope inserted in
today's paper to the Salvation Army with your contribution!

With your help, the Empty Stocking Fund
can make a difference for so many
families in need during this holiday season.
The Empty Stocking Fund provides food and toy baskets
to thousands of families in Bay, Gulf, Franklin,
Holmes, and Washington counties.





Carrabelle Art

Club members

honored at fair
Five members of the Carrabelle Artist
Association entered works in the North Flor-
ida Fair this year, and all four came home
Mary Ann Shields brought home a first-
and a second-place ribbon as well as an hon-
orable mention. Shields said she has entered
for the last three years and brought home a
ribbon every time.
Becky McIntosh entered for the first time
this year and took a blue ribbon for her paint-
ing of a rooster. Mary Brown took a second-
place award for a painting of an egret.
Potter Marion Morris won both a blue
ribbon and an honorable mention, and Pat
Moore of Carrabelle took an honorable men-
The club is hard at work creating hand-
painted Christmas cards, which they sell to
raise money to buy art supplies for outreach
work with local children.
By Lois Swoboda

Above, Becky McIntosh displays her
winning painting
of a rooster. At
left, blue ribbon
winner Mary
Ann Shields
...applies water
colors to a
Christmas card.

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and the

Franklin County

Advisory Council

invite you to attend the


2008 Sewice a(

Sunday, December 7
2:30 PM
Tillie Miller Park

Come light a candle and honor
a loved one. This time of
healing and remembrance is
open to everyone.

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Thursday, December 4, 2008


The Times | A3

Coast Guard searches for missing plane

By Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer

Zach Schlitt, of West Palm
Beach, youngest son of lo-
cal realtor Pandora Schlitt,
went missing over the
Gulf of Mexico Sunday evening.
A small plane he was trav-
eling crashed into Gulf of
Mexico at approximately 6:45
p.m. The weather conditions at
the time the plane went miss-
ing were 10- to 12-foot seas with
20- to 25-knot winds and strong
The Coast Guard was forced
to interrupt their search for the
plane on Sunday evening due
to bad weather, but, on Monday
morning, it resumed searching
for two people in the water near

Petty Officer Robert Simpson
at the Tampa Coast Guard sta-
tion said that sea and weather
conditions for the search have
improved greatly.
A Coast Guard Station Sand
Key 47-foot response boat, an Air
Station Clearwater HH-60 Jay-
hawk rescue helicopter, an Air
Station Clearwater HC-130 Her-
cules search plane and the Coast
Guard Cutter Marlin, an 87-foot
cutter homeported in Ft. Myers
all joined in the search on Mon-
Rescue boat crews from
Coast Guard Station Yankeetown
and Coast Guard Station Sand
Key, in Clearwater, along with
an HH-60 Jayhawk rescue-he-
licopter crew and an HC-130
Hercules search-plane crew,
both from Coast Guard Air Sta-

tion Clearwater, searched the
water for Peckham and Schlitt or
any sign of the aircraft on Mon-
Coast Guard rescue crews
located two small debris fields
within the search area on Mon-
day afternoon, but have not lo-
cated the aircraft or the men.
They found a seat and a flight
bag that contained aviation head
phones among the debris.
The Marlin remained on
scene on Tuesday and its crew
members continued searching
throughout the day. Members
from Citrus County Sheriff's Of-
fice used side-scanning sonar
equipment to search underwater
for the plane.
Schlitt, 28 and his companion
Darien Peckham, 35, both pilots
according to the, are reported

to have been flying from Talla-
hassee to Vandenberg Airport
in Tampa, when their 44 year
old single-engine, fixed-wing
Beechcraft Bonanza 35-B33
aircraft (tail number N945T)
dropped off radar. According
to the Tallahassee Democrat,
Eagle Squadron Inc. of Tampa
is the owner of the six passen-
ger plane.
Schlitt was returning home
after spending a holiday week-
end with his family. Schlitt and
Peckham had attended the
Florida Florida State football
game together before departing
on Sunday night. While the two
men waited in Tallahassee for
the weather to clear before de-
parting, Schlitt logged on to his
MySpace page and listed his
mood as exhausted.


Zach Schlitt

Help your family select the perfect Christmas tree

Well, it is that time of
the year for many of us
to make a major holiday
season decision: Do
we go with a fresh
or an artificial tree?
The latest statistics
I've seen report that
about 30 percent
of homes will have
a fresh tree while
70 percent will W
select an artificial AROI
Christmas tree. Bil
artificial trees have become
very popular because
of their convenience,
many, people still prefer
a real tree. So for all you
traditionalists out there,
here are some helpful hints
to follow when you get your
tree ready for Christmas.
Regardless of the
type of tree you get, an
imported fir, pine, spruce
or native FL red cedar,
freshness and good
form are the two main
characteristics that most
people look for in their
Christmas tree. Therefore,
the early shopper will have
an advantage in getting
what they want.
The common types of
trees that are available


include Scotch pine, white
pine, red pine, spruces
and fir. These pines all
tend to hold their
needles well and
come in a variety of
needle lengths. The
longest needles,
grow on red pine,
they are from four
to six inches in
RLD length. The most
D YOU popular tree is
ahan the Scotch pine
that has needles
ranging in length from
one-half to four inches in
The spruces, which
usually have needles less
than an inch in length, do
not hold their needles for
more than four to five days
indoors, so do not bring it
inside too soon.

What to look for
Freshness is the most
important characteristic to
look for in your tree. Check
the needles to see how
flexible they are. If they are
brittle, or fall off easily, do
not buy the tree. Also make
sure you like the shape of
the tree and that it is not too
tall for your house.

How to care
for your tree
If you buy your tree
before you plan to set it
up, store it outdoors in a
cool area, out of the sun, to
help prevent it from drying
out. When you get the tree
home cut the butt end of
the stump on a diagonal
about one inch above the
original cut and stand
the freshly cut end into a
container of water until
you are ready to bring the
tree inside. This creates a
fresh wound that helps the
tree take up water and stay
Once you are ready
to bring your tree inside,
square off your trunk and
remember to keep the tree
stand filled with water. It
is amazing how quickly
the water can disappear,
so check the water level at
least daily.

Setting up your tree
Place your tree in the
coolest part of room and
keep it away from any heat
sources such as fireplaces,
radiators, heat ducts and
even the television. The

heat from any of these
sources can quickly cause
the tree to dry out and drop
its needles.

Tree and lighting
Christmas is a beautiful,
happy and thankful time
of the year. However, it is
also a very busy, hurried
and tiring time. Therefore,
it is especially important to
think about safety during
this time of the year. A good
place to start is with your
Christmas tree and lighting.
A freshly cut pine tree
has as much fire resistance
as any chemical treatment
known. In fact, a freshly cut
pine if difficult to burn and,
if properly handled, will not
be a potential fire hazard.
Before placing any lights
on your tree or hanging
them anywhere else
around the house, check
them carefully. Look for
broken, cracked, frayed and

brittle wire insulation. Be
especially careful to inspect
the wire at the lamp bases
and plug ends. Also, check
the lamp sockets and cord
plugs. If you see bare wire
or metal on the outside of
the sockets, throw the set
away. It is usually not worth
trying to fix them. Never
use lighted candles or
lanterns on or around your
If you are buying new
lights, look for the UL labels
on the cord and fixtures. Be
aware that there are many
foreign imported Christmas
decorations. This does
not mean they are inferior
products; however, it can
mean they are not made to
the same safety standards
the U.S. manufactures use.
Therefore, play it safe and
check the labels for UL
Also, be aware of the
number of light strings
you are hooking together
when you are decorating.

Cords and plugs are usually
light-duty. As a result, two
or at the most three strings
plugged end to end should
be your limit. If you are
using more lights than
that, run a separate cord to
power the next set of lights
and do not overload your
wall sockets with plugs.
This will greatly reduce the
electric load on each string
and plug, making it much
In addition, make sure
the lights do not come in
contact with drapes, cotton
or paper materials that can
catch fire. Finally, have fun,
be safe, and never go to bed,
or leave the house with your
Christmas lights on.

Bill Mahan is a Florida
Sea Grant Agent and the
Director of the Franklin
UF-IFAS Extension
Program. To contact him,
call 653-9337, or 697-2112,
ext. 360, or e-mail him at

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Boyd weighs

run for

U.S. Senate

"Right now, our state and our nation
are experience ng challenging times.
... We need aggressive, bipartisan
solutions to the economic, domestic,
and foreign policy challenges that
face the country."

Sen. Allen Boyd

Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) said Tues-
day that he may make a run for the U.S. Senate in 2010.
Boyd's statement followed a surprise announcement
earlier that morning by Republican Sen.
Mel Martinez that he will not seek re-elec-
..... tion to the U.S. Senate in 2010:
""I have been considering a run for the
U.S. Senate in 2010, prior to Sen. Marti-
nez's announcement today," said Boyd. "I
will continue to discuss the race with state
and national party leaders and with my
supporters in North Florida and through-
out the state. Most importantly, I'll talk
ALLEN BOYD about this with my family, and I expect
D-Monitcello we'll make a final decision very early next
Boyd thanked Martinez for his service and gave an in-
dication how his campaign for the office might shape up.
"I am a fifth generation Floridian with deep roots in
the state, and I want to see the state I love and my fel-
low Floridians thrive," he said. "Right now, our state and
our nation are experiencing challenging times. Presi-
dent-elect Obama and Sen. Bill Nelson will need a strong,
steady partner in the U.S. Senate. We need aggressive,
bipartisan solutions to the economic, domestic, and for-
eign policy challenges that face the country."
In announcing that he would not seek a second term
as senators, Martinez said that .he was making the an-
nouncement now to provide ample time for those who
may seek the office.
"Some might try to characterize this decision in terms
of political affairs. Some will say a re-election campaign
would have been too difficult. But I've faced much tougher
odds in political campaigns and in life," he said. "My deci-
sion was not based on reelection prospects, but on what I
want to do with the next eight years of my life.
"The thought of devoting more time to my roles as hus-
band, dad, granddad, brother and son to the family I love
and cherish, and to be "Mel" to the friends I miss makes
this decision far easier than one might think," Martinez
The freshman senator opened his announcement by
noting that "If there is one thing I have learned over the
years, it is that life can have many wonderful detours from
where you think you're going. These result from chance,
adversity, and a call to duty."
Martinez described his growing up as a teenager in
Cuba, where he "saw comfort and the rule of law replaced
by tyranny and communist oppression" and told of how
his parents sent him to America with the help of the Cath-
olic Church.
He told of the Young and Berkmeyer families. "good,
decent, loving people who answered a call from the pul-
pit one Sunday to take in a boy they did not know, from a
country they had never seen, who spoke a language they
did not understand."
After reuniting with his family, Martinez went on to be-
come a lawyer, settle in Orlando and raise three children
and eventually be elected Orange County Mayor.
Later, he went on serve in President George Bush's
Cabinet and in 2004 won election to the Senate.
"The inescapable truth, for me, is that the call to public
service is strong, but the call to home, family and lifelong
friends is even stronger," he said. "There are big prob-
lems facing Florida and the nation, and I will continue to
do what I think is in the best interests of the people whom
I represent."


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Advice for wooing customers in tough times

All indications are that
consumers will be more
vigilant in their hunt for bar-
gains this holiday season. In
expectation of weak sales,
retailers must find creative
ways to get the attention
of spendthrift customers.
Your Better Business Bu-
reau offers advice on inex-
pensive marketing tech-
niques that could pay off this
A survey by the National
Retail Federation found that
consumers plan to spend
an average of $832 on holi-
day-related shopping this
season, up only 1.9 percent
over 2007. And according to
a recent survey by Constant
Contact, 76 percent of busi-
nesses surveyed are plan-
ning holiday promotions and
last minute offers, up from
62 percent in 2007.
"Consumers and busi-
nesses alike will feel the
squeeze this holiday season,
and while some businesses
might be tempted to reduce
marketing costs, that may

not be the best place to cut,"
said Norman Wright, Presi-
dent/CEO of your BBB serv-
ing northwest Florida. "Con-
sumers are looking for value
from businesses and brands
they trust. Even with mini-
mal budgets, businesses can
use marketing to successful-
ly drive customers to their
Following are tips from
BBB on holiday marketing
with a limited budget:
Cross promotion
Retailers, restaurants,
grocery stores, shipping
businesses and other indus-
tries all rely heavily on this
season for a bump in sales.
With cross promotion, two
businesses work together
to raise awareness of both
companies, relying heavily
on their separate strengths:
retailers and restaurants
may hold in-store happy
hour events together where
restaurants provide the food
and drinks while retailers
provide the location.

Partner with a charity
This year is expected to
hit charities especially hard.
Partnering with a charity,
either by supporting a fund-
raising event or offering to
donate a portion of sales,
can be a source of good PR.
Business owners might not
have a lot of money to spare
for contributions, but they
can instead donate time and
floor space and promote vol-
unteering among the staff.

Promote great
customer service
When every business is
cutting costs and offering
bargain basement prices,
making a sale may come
down to superb customer
service. Make sure that staff
are equipped with the skills
to handle frazzled custom-
ers and are educated on new
and popular products.
Cater to the faithful
Bringing in new custom-

ers is always more expen-
sive than creating new sales
with current customers.
Consider creative ways of
making faithful customers
feel special. Hold a private
sale or offer appreciation
coupons or a little perk such
as free shipping for return

Help customers help
With consumers looking
to save, businesses that cre-
ate advantages will certainly
have an edge this holiday
season. Consumers will be
looking for angles that save
them money on that perfect
gift or holiday meals. For
businesses, the winners this
year may well be those who
can best meet customer
needs, beyond just offering
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Corps needs valid
assessment of
users' needs

To the Editor:
The following is a Nov. 17
letter to Col. Byron Jorns,
the Mobile District Com-
mander of the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers in Mo-
bile, AL. The letter from Mr.
McLain was submitted as
part of Stakeholder Com-
ment on Environmental
Impact Assessment of Pro-
posed Update to ACF Water
Control Manual.
We want to take this op-
portunity as provided for
under the National Environ-
mental Policy Act (NEPA)
to address some of the con-
cerns we have with the pro-
posed action of updating the
Water Control Manuals that
will govern the operation of
water management of the
Apalachicola, Chattahooch-
ee, and Flint Rivers.
First of all, the process:
The Corps has responsi-
bility to consider carefully
the impact of the proposed
action, the update of the
master Water Control Plans
(WCP) on the Congres-
sionally approved project
uses. We would assert you
also have under NEPA the
responsibility to consider
carefully the broader impact
on the social and economic
fabric of the communities
throughout the ACF Basin,
and indeed on the survival,
health and productivity of
the waters that comprise
this eco-system.
If the waters of that eco-
system are depleted below
the minimum required to
sustain that system, all us-
ers lose. The ongoing EIS
(Environmental Impact
Statement) assessment
must have, and be seen to
have, a direct input into the
shape and content of the
WCM. A flowchart or some
other form of audit trace
should be constructed to
demonstrate the influence
of the stakeholder concerns
on the WCM. A fair and eq-
uitable distribution of and
public access to these wa-
ters must be an explicit aim
of the proposed WCP
Therefore the scope of
your EIS/WCP assessment
should have a historically
and scientifically-verifiable
baseline for impact com-
parison. We understand the
Commander of the Corps'
South Atlantic Division will
meet with the National Re-
search Council soon; he
should discuss with them
the NRC's active involve-
ment in the WCM/EIS pro-
cess. The credibility of the
process would be greatly
Secondly, the work prod-
uct, the Water Control Man-
uals themselves: It would be

simpler and quicker for the
Corps to accept the current
Revised Interim Operations
Plan (RIOP) with minor
modifications as the updat-
ed Water Control Manual.
After all, the RIOP has gone
through a "Biological Opin-
ion" review by the US Fish
and Wildlife Service already.
However, the RIOP and the
Biological Opinion were lim-
ited to consider the impact
of the reduced downstream
flows on four endangered
species three mussels and
the Gulf Sturgeon.
A "biological opinion"
so constrained did not
consider the impact of the
drastically reduced flows on
the health and productiv-
ity of the coastal fisheries
and the NOAA-approved
Coastal Zone Management
plans, nor on the proper
natural functioning of the
floodplain, and the health
and productivity of the
downstream eco-system
itself. Options like incorpo-
rating enforceable demand
management and reduced
consumption must be incor-
porated in the Corps' exist-
ing and proposed contracts
with upstream water users
to ensure sustainable fresh-
water flows. These are criti-
cal missing components in
the current RIOP On a basin
of interstate waters, such as
the ACF, these water con-
tracts between the Corps
and the variety of users of
water stored in federal res-
ervoirs must incorporate
safeguards for downstream
users of these interstate
waters, and not be limited
to upstream needs alone.
Finally, the Water Man-
agement structure for the
ACF: The management
objective for the interstate
waters of the ACF Basin
should be the identification,
construction and enforce-
ment of a water budget that
recognizes and balances
the competing needs of all
riparian users. No such re-
cord of in-stream flow re-
quirements for the ACF as
a sustainable resource now
exists. Fundamental inequi-
ties now exist in the water
management structures
and laws of the riparian
states, and states' rights
in managing the waters of
their states are, and can
remain, the governing man-
agement structure for wa-
ters that rise and fall in a
single state.
But the management
of the surface waters of
the interstate ACF basin
must be managed by joint
agreement. Over 18 years
of negotiation, mediation,
and litigation have failed to
achieve that objective. That
failure will persist so long as
an objective, scientifically
valid assessment of the in-
stream flow requirements
of all users has not been

completed and institution-
alized. The Corps' updated
WCM can be a critical tool
in achieving the interstate
water management objec-
An updated WCM that
is not grounded in the firm
foundation of objective sci-
entific water needs assess-
ment sustains an unaccept-
able status quo and exposes
the Corps to attack from
multiple, competing users,
including the Congress. An
investment in empowering
and funding such an as-
sessment of in-stream flows
for the ACF as part of the
WCM/EIS process is highly
Dave McLain
Coordinator Riparian
County Stakeholder

Free breakfasts aren't
the problem

Dear Editor,
This letter I am writing
in response to a letter from
a man named Ray Walding
which stated that "Free
Breakfast is Part of the
Problem". I read this let-
ter over and over trying to
make sense of it. It took me
two weeks to come to the
conclusion that there was no
sense in the letter. The only
part of this man's letter that
I agree with is the first sen-
tence that says and I quote
"This letter will make me
unpopular with the major-
ity of the people in Franklin
County, but if someone don't
stand up for the other half,
God only know where we
are going."
I don't understand why
or how "free breakfast" or
"free lunch" for the 1000-
plus students that we have
coming to our new school
at 7:30 a.m. every morning
could even be considered
a part of the problem. Re-
search has proven that a
good healthy breakfast is
the most essential part of
our student's day.
Some people who live in
Franklin County were not
fortunate enough to be born
with a silver spoon in their
mouths. We are the other
half, the ones who have to
work for what little money
we get and with the prices
of food nowadays we barely
can afford to feed our chil-
dren when they are at home.
I have found myself work-
ing three jobs now trying to
make sure that my two chil-
dren have a half-way decent
Christmas in these hard
economical times.
Honestly, Mr.
Walding, I thank God for
these people that you have
the gumption to call "para-
sites." I would really like
to know why someone who
raised his three boys in

Gulf County would find the
nerve to belittle people who
are trying their best to help
others. Even God gave peo-
ple free food when he gave
them the manna that fell
from heaven. What business
is it of yours anyway?
I would also like to know
what you (Mr. Walding)
would have done had you
been raising your three
boys in Gulf County today,
when there is no paper mill.
You probably would have
found some kind of work
to do, but what if you were
barely able to make enough
to pay your bills? Would you
have let your boys eat a free
breakfast at the school if
you could not afford to feed
them? I would and I would
also load up every other
child in the neighborhood
whom I thought needed a
free breakfast and taken
them with me to the school
to eat a free breakfast.
For your information Mr.
Walding, my two boys are
the first ones in line every-
day to get their free break-
fast at school. This is not be-
cause I am too lazy to get off
my butt and cook for them.
I get up at 6 a.m. and drink
me a cup of coffee and it's
off to work I go. I am there
at the school from 7:30 a.m.
every morning until 6 p.m.
making sure other people's
children are safe and prop-
erly cared for and I dearly
love the work that I do.
Some people are not
looking for a handout Mr.
Walding, they are simply
looking for a hand up. It is
up to us as human being
to be considerate enough
to grab hold of their hands
and pull with all our might.
I pray that if I ever reach
up for a hand to help me
up that there is a "parasite"
on the other end and not a
"dog" like you. I am proud
to live in a county full of
"parasites" like Franklin
County because it is not just
my home it is my commu-
nity and I Love It!
There should be more
people like the "parasites"
who care enough to try to
make sure that every child
in the school system has the
same chance at a healthy
breakfast. I am truly blessed
to live in Franklin County
where people still care for
each other and they are not
ashamed to eat a free meal.
We are also not ashamed
to be called a "parasite"
because if it weren't for us
parasites, you dogs would
have nothing to do but lay
around and lick yourselves.
Franklin County born,
Franklin County bred,
And when I die,
I'll be Franklin County
Thank you, Franklin
April Dalton
Franklin County native

Thursday, December 4, 2008


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SCHOOLS from pace Al

Alternate route a problem
for local homeowners

To the Editor:
I have followed the Times'
coverage of the alternate route
planned for U.S. 98 in Franklin
County with considerable inter-
est and concern.
This appears to be a thinly
veiled attempt by the Florida
Department of Transportation
to abandon its responsibility
to maintain U.S. 98 from Car-
rabelle to Apalachicola. Their
reasoning assumes less mainte-
nance of a more northerly route
that would not be subject to ero-
sion by wind-driven high water.
"Profiteering" by the St. Joe
Company from the new planned
route through land they own
and would sell to the state is
a factor that suggests "influ-
ence peddling" from them as
I understand the article. I am
aware that there is no direct in-

ference that U.S. 98 (as a strip
of asphalt) would be physically
moved north, but that seems to
be the sleight of-hand intent.
I am a homeowner in Frank-
lin County and in addressing the
maintenance costs for the ex-
isting U.S. 98 corridor between
Carrabelle and Apalachicola,
that factor may no longer be an
issue it once was. The extensive
placement of rock and steel bar-
riers on the bay side of the road
seems to have mitigated that
problem with few exceptions.
But one serious remaining
(and illogical) issue is a county-
owned bayside parcel about 100
yards long approximately three
miles west of Carrabelle Beach,
where there is no revetment at
all. Future erosion of the right-
of-way and highway is a cer-
tainty awaiting the next wind
and high-water event. I called
DOT officials two years ago and
reported it, but it was casually
dismissed since the right-of-way

was not yet affected.
Moving U.S. 98 seems to sug-
gest a very casual and arrogant
disregard for the businesses and
homeowners along the current
U.S. 98 route. Permanent and
part-time residents of Franklin
County would have to assume
the burden of repair and main-
tenance added to their county
taxes. The average income for
Franklin County residents is
often not enough to cover ex-
isting obligations such as rent,
house payments, gasoline and
groceries, let alone assuming
a road maintenance obligation
that is currently the responsibil-
ity of the Florida Department of
Transportation-where it right-
fully belongs.
A comparison of maintain-
ing U.S. 98 on the West coast
with U.S. A1A on the East coast
should suggest to even a casual
observer that the scenic drive
must be worth it in both cases.
R.L. Dugger

indicate the district last year put a
major dent in its dropout rate, which
is a snapshot of a given year that in-
dicates how many students have ob-
tained parental permission to leave
"The district is happy to report
that school dropout rates in Frank-
lin County have decreased from 13.3
percent in 2005-2006 to 6.7 percent
in 2006-2007 to 2.0 percent in 2007-
2008," wrote Brenda Wilson, director
of school improvement and special
Wilson wrote that two years ago,
the district worked with school staff
to conduct a study to determine the
causes of students dropping out of
school. A review of student data re-
vealed that a number of these stu-
dents continued their education at
the adult school in order to get a high
school diploma or the GED.
Other students received a high
school diploma the following school
year as a result of FCAT retakes giv-
en in the summer and fall after grad-
uation. As a result, they were not in-

eluded in the cohort rate of students
who were tracked during a four year
period from grade 9 to 12.
A spokesman for the Florida De-
partment of Education said students
who withdraw from high school to at-
tend an adult education program and
who graduate with a GED-based di-
ploma must do so within four years of
their initial enrollment in grade 9 to
be counted as graduates in the state's
current graduation rate formula.
But, the spokesman also said
graduates are counted only if their
data is reported to the DOE's student
database by the district in which the
adult program is administered.
Wilson said the school district pro-
vides innovative programs such as
the Academy for Credit Recovery, In-
formation Technology Core Program,
Construction Program and Culinary
Arts to motivate at risk students to
stay in school. New reporting proce-
dures have been implemented in or-
der to track information for students
who chose an alternative approach to
achieving a high school diploma.

WEEMS from page Al

Godwin said the helicop-
ter, owned by Air Methods
Florida, can fly from its base
to Eastpoint in about 24 min-
utes. The flight to Tallassee
Memorial Hospital (TMH)
takes about 20 minutes, and
it is about 75 minutes to get
to Shands Hospital, outside
The price to fly a patient
from Apalachicola to Talla-
hassee runs about $13,000.
Visitors could enjoy a buf-
fet of tasty hors d'oeuvres
from Chef Eddie's Magnolia
Grille under the front aw-
ning and then tour the facil-
ity, beginning with the newly
refurbished Henry Dallas
Shiver Chapel.
The Rev. Dr. John Sink
said the chaplain's associa-
tion that serves the hospi-
tal now includes nearly a
dozen volunteers, including
himself, the Rev. Rob Barks,
from First Assembly of God
in Carrabelle; the Revs.
Harolyn and David Walker,
from Covenant Word Chris-
tian Center in Apalachicola;
Father Roger Latosynski,
from St. Patrick Catholic
Church in Apalachicola; Pas-
tor James Lee, from Frank-
lin County Church of Christ;
the Rev. Themo Patriotis,
from the Apalachicola/St.
George Island United Meth-

odist Cooperative Parish;
the Rev. Casey Smith, from
the Eastpoint Church of
God; Valentine and the Rev.
Thomas Webb, from the In-
dependent radio Ministry of
Apalachicola; and the Rev.
Kay Wheeler, a retired Epis-
copal deacon.
The hospital showed off
the first of what soon will be
25 new hospital beds, as well
as new furniture and a flat
screen TV in the emergency
room waiting area.
Apalachicola cardiolo-
gist Dr. Shezad Sanaullah
is expected to soon start
implanting pacemakers in
the hospital's rejuvenated
surgery suite, which also
is slated to begin serving
area doctors who wish to do
minor surgeries soon. The
hospital is looking to rotate
subspecialists in to handle
such surgeries as gall blad-
der and orthopedics.
"We're going to get busi-
er with the nursing home,"
Weems CEO Chuck Colvert
said, referring to the new
nursing home soon to open
near St. James Bay, which
will use the hospital for lab
work, X-rays and patient vis-
The hospital's day clinic
has become a thing of the
past, but the hospital now
boasts several doctors and


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North Monroe St., Tallahassee, Florida. Meeting
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one physician assistant on
staff, including Sanaullah,
Dr. Helen Nitsios, podiatrist
Dr. Tamara Marsh, Dr. Ste-
phen Miniat, Dr. Paul Hart,
Dr. Pat Conrad, Dr. Tim Ad-
amcryk, Dr. David Pierce,
Dr. Todd West, Dr. Nancy
Chorba and Larry Appleby,
PA. The hospital's direc-
tor of nursing is Candi Fox,
R.N., and its pharmacist is
Julie Shiver.
On Nov. 17, Chorba began
serving as the doctor seeing
patients at Weems' outreach
to the eastern end of the
county. Located in the Car-
rabelle Municipal Complex
at the site of the old Car-
rabelle School, the clinic is
open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday and Fridays and 9
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Perhaps the brightest
spot on the tour was the hos-
pital's Senographe DMR, a
mammography machine the
hospital recently acquired

for $50,000.
Hospital CEO Chuck Col-
vert said the machine should
last at least seven years and
should be operational after
the first of the year. Two
technicians, Charlotte Wil-
liams and Jeannie Sorrell,
are being trained in conjunc-
tion with the hospital's part-
nership with TMH.
"We're providing a ser-
vice in the county that's nev-
er been provided," he said.
"To me, the biggest thing
is it will be hopefully get
people to get mammograms
who aren't doing it now."
"The hospital's governing
board and staff were very
gratified to see this show of
interest in and support for
Weems," said Gayle Dodds,
chairwoman of the Weems
board. "We were anxious for
the people of Franklin Coun-
ty to see the many improve-
ments to the appearance of
the hospital that have been

made in the last few months.
We also wanted to share the
knowledge with our fellow
citizens that Weems is ac-
quiring high-tech medical
equipment and will continue
to augment the hospital's
capacity to bring quality
medical care to our commu-
Dodds said much of the
hospital's progress is direct-
ly related to the passage of
the one-cent sales tax ear-
marked for health care in
Franklin County.
Topping the list of Weems'
priorities is to build a stand-
alone urgent care facility in
Carrabelle on land adjacent
to the health department
that it acquired for $100,000.
Colvert said the new facility
likely will run about $1 mil-
The hospital employs
more than 100 employees,
80 of whom work full-time in
the hospital and another 20

or so who are employed by
the ambulance service.
Colvert said the hospital
has been blessed with an
availability of nurses but has
gaps in other areas.
"The biggest need is in
the tech fields," he said, cit-
ing respiratory and X-ray
He said the hospital aver-
ages about six patients per
day, with close to 700 emer-
gency room visits per month
during peak months.
Dodds said she was
grateful many folks took
the opportunity at the open
house to sign up for the new
volunteer service group at
the hospital, Weems Memo-
rial Hospital Auxiliary.
She also extended a spe-
cial word of thanks to Chef
Eddie of the Magnolia Grill
and Tom Brocato of Apala-
chicola Physical Therapy
for furnishing the delicious
refreshments and cake.

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thursday, Dec. 4
Carrabelle City
Commission Meeting.
Franklin County Senior
Center, 103 Ave F,
Carrabelle. 6:30 p.m. Call
Apalachicola Planning
and Zoning Commission.
Regular Meeting 6 p.m. at
City Hall. For info call 653-
Wandering Star
Quilting Club. Chillas Hall
Lanark Village. 1 to 3 p.m.
Call Christine Hinton 697-
Luncheon and
Information Specials
at the Franklin County
Senior Center in
Carrabelle. Noon. $3
donation. Call 697-3760

Friday, Dec. 5
Breakfast at the
Franklin County Senior
Center in Carrabelle. Coffee
at 7:30 a.m., meal at 8 a.m. $2
donation. Call 697-3760.
Lighting of the Lights
on St. George Island. Santa
arrives by fire truck. 3 p.m.
County park at island center.
Call 927-7744.

MW,19,7 1S- S

RD 2 BR/ 2 BA brick home with
detached 500 sq ft apartment and 30
x 40 metal bldg with 12' doors, on 0.6
acres.MLS # 209171............$259,000.

cottage undergoing total restoration,
historic district northside on quiet cor-
ner under majestic oaks on TWO lots,
being sold "as is".
M LS #209281....................... $189,000.

3,000 + sq ft of charm- high ceilings,
tall windows, heart pine floors, early
Apalachicola house with major remod-
els over past 150 years- on two very
private landscaped lots in the heart of
MLS # 208027................. $475,000.

AIINIORIss I VlA Al2 A oo U 1/t
St- cozy 900 sq ft 2BR/1BA tastefully
renovated turn key cottage one block
from bay. Oak floors, screened front
porch, open rear deck, landscaped/
fenced yard, separate garage. Seller is
licensed Florida real estate Broker.
MLS # 205240....................$299,500
ground building site with natural
vegetation, 15 minutes to his-
toric Apalachicola, 15 minutes
to St George Island beaches. 325
Blue Heron Drive in Eastpoint's
Magnolia Ridge.
MLS # 208086................ $35,000.
acre parcel with lovely oaks, zoned
R-4 residential / home industry
MLS # 209271............... $150,000
acre parcel with 100' riverfront
at end of Bluff Road south of
new county Pine Log boat ramp.
Natural vegetation, easy open gulf
MLS # 106689.............. $450,000.
BEACH- 50x100' gulf front build-
ing site, city water/sewer, spec-
tacular views, white sand beach
stretches for miles.
MLS # 206058
New Price ...................$349,000
unique one acre high ground
wooded building site overlooking
Porter's Bar Creek and St. George
Sound outside Eastpoint. Five acre
common area includes 400' of
white sand beach
MLS # 204944.............. $495,000.
RESIDENTIAL building site,
city water/sewer, borders city
square near former high school
MLS #206403................$45,000
NORTHSIDE High elevation
super building site with poten-
tial river/Marina view from future
2-story. Existing structure a resto-
ration challenge. Block 174, Lot 3
MLS#110320 ................$60,000
ING SITES three contiguous
high and dry city lots on 6th Street,
north side. Short walk to town, ma-
rina, restaurants
MLS # 207532.... each $107,000.

S s(850) 653-8330
PO BOX 666
17 1/2 Ave. E
Apalachicola, FL 32329

Saturday, Dec. 6
Eastpoint Christmas
Parade. US 98. 10 a.m. Call
Holiday Fresh Market
in Apalachicola. 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. in front of Dixie
Theatre. Why fight the
crowds and traffic at the
malls? Come for the day
and buy hand-crafted
Apalachicola specialties
from fresh seasonal
wreaths, baked goods and
jams and jellies to oyster
shell ornaments, handknit
and crocheted items and
vintage European glass
bead jewelry. Your gift
shopping has never been
easier. Call 653-9419.
50-Plus dance Night.
Franklin County Senior
Center in Carrabelle. Bring
your own refreshmenta.
Donations accepted. Call
The Christmas Shoes.
Area churches collaborate
to produce a holiday
musical. Dixie Theatre 4
p.m. and 7 p.m. Call 653-

Sunday, Dec. 7
Texas Hold'em Charity
Tournament. 2 p.m.
Spoonbill Lounge. $20 buy
in. There will be other
raffles and fundraisers at
the event. Prizes include
gym membership and
a two night stay on St.
George Island. For more
information, call Mike at
653-8737. All proceeds go to
support St. Jude's.
The Christmas Shoes.
Area churches collaborate
to produce a holiday
musical. Dixie Theatre 7
p.m. Call 653-3200.
Big Bend Hospice and
the Franklin Advisory
Council, Carrabelle,
will host a Service of

The Holiday Fresh Market will take place from 1 0
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in front of Apalachicola's
Dixie Theatre.

Remembrance at 2:30 p.m.
at Tillie Miller Park, 102
NW Avenue F, Carrabelle.
Service will feature music,
words of comfort and a
special candle lighting
ceremony where the names
of loved ones may be said
aloud as the candle is
lit. Refreshments will be
available, free and open to
everyone in the community.
For information,
contact Pam Allbritton at
(850) 508-8749 or pamal@

Monday, Dec. 8
Breakfast at the
Franklin County Senior
Center in Carrabelle.
Coffee at 7:30 a.m., meal at
8 a.m. $2 donation. Call 697-
Computer classes at the
Franklin County Senior
Center in Carrabelle. Call
Joyce Durham 670-5951 and
set up a time.
Apalachicola Blood Drive
at the Natural Medicine
Shoppe. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All
donors will be entered into a
weekly drawing for a $50 gift
card. Call 747-6570.
GED Testing Retakes
Only. 6 p.m. Franklin
County school district office.

Date High Low % Precip
Thu,Dec04 71 47 30%
Fri, Dec05 630 380 30%
Sat, Dec 06 630 460 40%
Sun, Dec 07 650 430 10%
Mon, Dec 08 680 520 10%
Tue, Dec 09 710 540 60%
Wed, Dec 10 720 540 60%

To find the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times
from those given for APALACHICOLA:
HigH Low
Cat Point Minus0:40 Minus 1:17
East Pass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27a
To find the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times
from those given for CARRABELLE:
HigH Low
Bald Point Minus 9:15 Minus 0:03


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Call 670-4481 or 653-8831
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and the Franklin
Advisory Council,
Carrabelle, will host a
Service of Remembrance
at 2:30 p.m. at Tillie Miller
Park, 102 NW Avenue F,
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Tuesday, Dec. 9
Community Gardens
meeting. 6 p.m. at
the Apalachicola Bay
Chamber of Commerce.
For info call 653-9419.
Art Club at the
Franklin County Senior
Center in Carrabelle. 2
to 4 p.m. Call 697-3760.

Thursday, Dec. 11
The fourth annual
Apalachicola Bay
Derelict Crab Trap
Cleanup. This is an
Apalachicola National
Estuarine Research
Reserve organized event
approved by Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission. Call 670-
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The following is
the Franklin County
Elementary School Honor
Roll for the first nine-weeks
grading period.

Good Citizens Austin
Gray and Malia Topham
All A's Austin Gray,
Dawson Hooker, Katie
Grace Newman, Emma
Pace, Clinton Rester,
Charlee Winchester, Sean
Nichols, Lyndsey Stiefel,
Logan Waller, Wilson
Roberts, Tressie Edwards,
Shyne-Adam Faircloth and
Brycin Huckeba.
A/B Makayla Varner,
Alaina Wilson, Justice
Smith, Colson Shelley,
Brooklyn Turner, Hollie
Larkin, Layla Chisholm,
Kelson Smith

First grade
Good Citizens Krista
Filler, J'Necia Penamon,
Tristen Segree,
All A's Cale Barber,
Dyna Edgecomb, Amber
Francis, Mikel Register,
Jacob Shirley, Shelby
Thompson, Darcy Kelly,
Isaiah Barber, Kynsie
A/B Kaleb Foley,
Nicolas Hutchins, Bruce
Keith, Adam Smith, Krista
Riller, Xzanthia Mason,
Hayden Mock, Jesse Ray,
Susie Richardson, Chasity
Ard, Hunter Anderson,
Austin Atkins, Allyson
Emswiler, Shaylen Langley,
Payton Linville, Morgan
Malone, Shayden Pearson,
Patrick Tipton, Kyron
Wheeler, Kristianna Wilson

Second grade
Good Citizens Autumn
Nichols, Madison Coulter,
Austin Cammarano
All A's Colby
Boatwright, Autumn
Nichols, Jessica Rudd,
Hunter Kelley, Tonner
Segree, Beyla Walker,
Austin Cammarano, Fisher
A/B Kiana Foley,
Hannah Hogan, Haleigh
Mann, Lorenzo O'Neal,
Makenzie Shuman, Edgar
Ceron Mikalin Huckeba,

Ethan Riley, Breanna
Murray, Mitchell Sand
Robyn Suiter

Third grade
Good Citizens Justin
All A's Josie Kriss,
Emily Owens, Harper
Westbrook, Makayle Parker
A/B William Lee,
Hannah Westbrook, Timothy
Schuler, Anastasia Smith,
Madison Smith, Allison
Yowell, Myah Hunnings,
Ana Aguilar, Tylyn
Gillikin, Morgan Griffin,
Jade Johnson, Braxton
McKnight, Elizabeth Paul,
Shayna Richards, Dalyn

Fourth grade
Good Citizens Natasia
Robinson, Jackson Copley-
Subbarao, Colby Estes,
Tony Gallegos, Adriana
All A's Scout Segree,
Jackson Copley-Subbarao,
Tyler Banks, Charles Petty,
Adriana Butler, Thomas
Copley-Subbarao, Melody
Hatfield, Bobby Kilgore
A/B Abby Harris,
Corbin Rester, Conner
Smith, Matthew Drennen,
Colby Estes, Reese Hersey,
Dylan Lance, Chelsea
Register, Taylor Millender,
Marty Sawesky, Alexis
Segree, Levi Spruill, Tyanna
Townsend, Jeremiah
Millender, Tylor Novak,
Tiffany Tindell

Fifth grade
Good Citizens Cayce
All A's Lael Parker,
Kendall Meyer, Amelia
Newman, Hollie Shiver
A/B Robert Edwards,
Shadowrun Earl, Brittany
Wilson, Kris Schoellas,
Savannah Alday, Tiffany
Bentley, Riley Brown,
Victoria Cook, Caycee
Daniels, Rebecca Kearse,
Jared King, Jaylynn Lyston,
Brandon Walker, Chantelle
Ducker, Ricky Edgecomb,
Jessica Schmidt, Faletta
Davis, Gerald Messer,
Krista Martina, River
Banks, Kaleigh Hardy, Anna

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Thursday, December 4, 2008


The Times | A7

Mahr withdraws Bayou George proposal

By Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer

During a public hearing Tuesday morn-
ing, developer George Mahr withdrew his
request to rezone a 357-acre tract of land
north of Carrabelle amid opposition from en-
vironmentalists, seafood workers and com-
Mahr and wife Pam proposed a develop-
ment on Bayou George north of Carrabelle
off County Road 67. The site is zoned one
residential unit per five acres of land with
increased setbacks from wetlands for both
septic tanks and structures. The develop-
ment was to boast onsite aerobic wastewa-
ter treatment.
Mahr said his Mariner's Harbor develop-
ment in the Plantation of St. George Island
was the first to attempt to minimize pollu-
tion there.
"I think I have shown in the past that I am
environmentally sensitive," he said.
Mahr sought to sweeten the deal by do-
nating 25 acres of adjacent land to the coun-
ty for affordable housing.
Riverkeeper Dan Tonsmeire praised
Mahr for his attempts to build environmen-
tal safeguards into the project but said, "East
Bay is the primary nursery of Apalachicola
Bay and needs to be protected. We should al-
ways have that little nursery area that would
allow the bay to regenerate itself. I think this

sets a bad precedent for rezoning."
Paul Riegelmayer of St. George
Island said, "I don't think we need any
more residential lots in Franklin County.
We have hundreds, if not thousands, platted
already. A tree farm is a good use for this
Commissioner Cheryl Sanders said,
"Juniper Creek, where I was born, is a
very special place. There has never been
any development on it that I know of. I
think you have too many environmental is-
sues. I want to entertain a motion to deny
Mahr and environmental consultant Dan
Garlick argued briefly that the tract has
been disturbed because it was planted in
timber in the 1960s but then Mahr abruptly
withdrew his arguments.
"I think you can see from the public today
that there is not a great desire for this type
of project in that area," Commissioner Pinki
Jackel said. "More density there is not what
we need. We've put this on the agenda and
put time and money into it this morning. Do
you plan to take this back to planning and
Mahr replied that "At this time, I have no
intention to bring this back to planning and
zoning. I don't really want to close all of the
avenues until I spend more time research-
ing this. I don't think my plan is adequate at
this time."

Legion to honor World War II veterans

American Legion Post 106 will be having
an appreciation dinner in honor of all World
War II veterans.
The covered dish dinner will be at 6 p.m.
Dec. 18 at the armory.
All veterans, young and old, are invited
to help in paying tribute to those men and

women of the greatest generation and to
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their service.
If you or a family member were not in-
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The whole area is gearing up for holiday celebrations, and Rod Gasche
is hard at work on this year's model train display for Carrabelle's Holiday
on the Harbor and Boat Parade on Dec. 13. A new addition to the model
village is this scale model of a Ferris wheel complete with sparkling lights.


A8 I The Times


Thursday, December 4, 2008


v The Franklin
Society is
volunteers to
walk dogs and
help with their
with these
animals greatly
their chance
of being
adopted and
adapting to a
new home. If
you would like
to help, call

BLAZE from page Al

"We want to thank everybody for their
help and all of the donations," he said. "We
have plenty of clothing, and we have shoes
now. We're trying to save some money for
a trailer. We're looking at some. We just
haven't had the chance to get up with the
people about it. Right now, we don't have any
place to put furniture or household goods or
anything like that."
At the Dec. 2 meeting of the Franklin
County Commission, Commissioner Bevin
Putnal said Michael Brown told him there
might be zoning issues if the family attempts
to rebuild on the site.
"We're trying to help these people who

have lost everything," said County Planner
Alan Pierce. "They had no insurance, prob-
ably because this was an older trailer. The
land is now zoned for houses, not trailers,
but they will be able to put a trailer back
temporarily. Then we will try to get them
some help constructing a new house from
Habitat for Humanity or SHIPP"
Pruett said, "Allison is a sweetheart.
When we've had flooding and other disas-
ters, she's been on the four-wheeler up in
the woods making sure people had food and
water and what they needed. I hope people
are going to reciprocate. If somebody wants
to help them rebuild, I will chip in."

LIBRARY from page Al

Bayshore Drive, and southwest of Hickory
Dip Road, in Eastpoint.
Estes charged that Raffield was ha-
rassing workers on the site, all of whom
were working without compensation on
behalf of the project to eventually build
three buildings on site for a total of 15,000
square feet.
Out of an abundance of caution, Coun-
ty Planner Alan Pierce had ordered all
work stopped in anticipation of a formal
decision by Tom Franklin, who handles
dredge and fill permitting for the north-
west district of the Florida Department of
Environmental protection.
Estes pleaded with commissioners to
allow the construction work to proceed,
stressing that a supply of sheet metal to
build a one-story 5,000 square foot build-
ing was gathering dust and slowly deterio-
rating at Taylor's Building Supply.
Estes said Raffield had gone on the
site, which belongs to the county, and
harassed workers as she took photos of
the construction work. Estes also alleged
Raffield had done so in concert with Bob
Allen, owner of Sportsmen's Lodge, which
is just across from the library site. Allen
has feuded with Estes over the proposed
project ever since it first was announced
several years ago.
"We have one violator in the county
who continues to harass the library," Es-
tes said. "He's probably the biggest viola-
tor in the county. I'm talking about Bob
Estes said contractor C.W. Roberts has
pulled his work crew off of another job to
do the Eastpoint work and now is being af-
fected by the work stoppage.
"I have told people from the start I
would not do this (project) unless it's done
right," said a tearful Estes. "If you want
me to quit, I'll quit. I'm tired; I don't usu-
ally get this emotional."
When Raffield rose to speak, she took
exception to the charges that she had
harassed anyone on site and said her in-
vestigation into what she saw as wetlands
desecration was prompted by her person-
al concern.
"No one was harassed," she said. "I'm
concerned with any wetlands being de-
stroyed, as we all are. If you had been
there out there yesterday and seen what
I saw, it looks like a war zone.
"It's nothing personal against anybody.
I wouldn't care if it was Jeb Bush's prop-
erty, or George Bush's. It doesn't matter
to me whose property it is. It's not that I'm
against the library," she said.
"I'm not the only one concerned that if
you allow one thing to go in and be built,
you're going to be allowing something
else," Raffield said. "My concern is wet-
lands and pictures are worth 1,000 words.
I was doing the right thing for the right
reasons, and she took it personally."
To smooth things over, Commissioner
Pinki Jackel, in whose district the project
will be built, invited the public to come
by the site Nov. 20 and observe as Frank-
lin investigated the project on behalf of

DEP inspection takes place two
days early
As it turned out, Franklin paid a visit to
the site on Wednesday morning, Nov. 19,
conducting the field inspection ahead of
"He found no violations, and he told
us to continue work as permitted," said
County Engineer Dan Rothwell. "He and I
walked the site together and thrashed our
way through the woods."
Rothwell noted that Franklin based his
conclusions on state DEP criteria that
take into consideration such things as soil
type, foliage and plant type and standing
"The areas delineated as wetlands,
there's no construction near them," he
said. "The construction is on the up-
Rothwell said Franklin looked over

the areas where workers had excavated
ponds to construct retention ponds, de-
signed to retain water and treat it for wa-
ter quality.
"That water does not normally flow
out of it, but beyond a certain height, it
will percolate in the ground," he said.
This type of pond differs from a deten-
tion pond, which detains water and al-
lows it to release from the pond at a given
rate, usually not to exceed the rate prior
to development, Rothwell said.
Raffield said she accepted the deci-
sion by DEP but had several questions
about it.
"I still don't think it's right,. I don't
have a whole lot of choice in the matter
but to accept it," she said, adding that
she felt DEP's decision to come two days
ahead of schedule was wrong.
"My question with that if there's noth-
ing wrong with it, then why then was it
done on Wednesday? And why wasn't the
public invited?" she said. "I'm afraid that
if there were more people who saw what I
saw, they might have been in agreement
with me."
Wayne Thomas, owner of R.W Thom-
as Construction, who is the contractor
on the project, said the present work in-
cludes putting in a road, stabilizer and
berms, as well as two holding ponds and
drainpipe. "Then we're going to start the
foundation," he said.
He said steel for the building was part
of a donation worth more than $20,000
from the estate of the late Tom Hoffer.
Before his death, Hoffer had plans to
build a movie theatre in Eastpoint, but
that project since has been shelved, and
the steel was part of the initial purchase
for that construction, Thomas said.
Taylor had been holding the building
materials until the grading was done.
"It's been sitting over there for almost
a year now," Thomas said. "We have had
this approved a year ago to do this project,
after Dan Garlick (did the environmental
work), Preble-Rish designed the site and
Johnson and Peterson did the building's
Raffield said she was within her rights
to question the accuracy of Garlick's
work. "Not everybody agrees with Dan as
to what is wetlands and what is not," she
Thomas said the recent delays oc-
curred when the construction crew, which
is doing the work pro bono, asked the
county to haul away debris to landfill, and
the county volunteered to help.
"It has taken free work to make this
come true," said Rothwell. "Part of the
county function was to help haul off con-
struction debris. There were some soils
that had too much biological entity in
them that the county hauled for them, so
the library didn't have to pay a contractor
for that."
Thomas said the delay was uncalled
for. "Miss Linda trespassed and looked
over and started harassing guys on trac-
tors, that they were digging in wetlands,"
he said. "All of a sudden it got to be a big is-
sue. But the DEP never said for us to stop
work. We were not outside our boundaries
and that was totally wrong to stop us and
interrupt what we're doing."
Thomas said the project is being done
in stages, with the current stage taking
about another two months. "We'll have to
get donations again," he said. "We have a
long ways to go. We want to get this build-
ing up before anything happens.
"Everything that's being done here
is being donated," he said. "All donated
labor, gas, money. It didn't come out of
Franklin County people's pocket. I talked
to a second homeowner and they think it's
a wonderful thing to benefit all of Franklin
Eventually the project will include
boardwalks and pavilion, and a deck over-
looking wetlands. Thomas said he under-
stood that the Apalachicola Riverkeeper
was in the process of getting a grant to
complete this work.

Linda Raffield, left, and Joyce Estes are at odds over construction work being done
on the new Eastpoint library.


In accordance with Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, the EASTPOINT WATERAND SEWER
DISTRICT ("the District") hereby gives the public notice of its intent to adopt rules related to the
rates for water and sewer customers and a surcharge for customers outside the taxing boundary of the
District, but within the District's service area.

The purpose and effect of the rule is to provide a method for the District to (i) set rates for
water and sewer base facility charges and usage charges, (ii) determine the appropriate percentage
surcharge to impose on water and sewer customers outside the taxing boundary of the District but
within the District's service area and (iii) establish late fees and disconnection procedures. Specific
legal authority for the rule includes the District's Charter and Section 120.54 Florida Statutes.

The rates proposed for adoption are as follows:

Water Service User Rates

a. Base Facility Charge.
User Category Monthly Rate
Residential Base Facility Charge: S 11.40
Commercial Base Facility Charge: S14.40
Industrial Base Facility Charge: S14.40

b. Water Usage Rates. In addition to the Base Facility Charge, each customer
shall be charged an additional water usage fee based on the following rates:
Gallons Used Rate
0-4000 $1.50/1000 gallons
4001-8000 $1.75/1000 gallons
8001-16,000 $2.00/1000 gallons
16,001-32,000 $2.25/1000 gallons
32.001-64,000 $2.50/1000 gallons
645.001 + $2.75/1000 gallons

c. Sanitary Sewer Services User Fees
User Category Monthly Rate
Residential $12.40 + $1.50 per 1000
gallons of water usage.
Commercial (Retail $19.50 + $2.50 per 1000
establishments and professional gallons of water usage
Industrial $19.50 + $3.50 per 1000
gallons of water usage.
d. Surcharge for connections outside the District Limits

A surcharge of 40 percent (40%)will be added to the water sewer user fees of those users outside the
district boundaries.

TIME AND DATE: Tuesday, December 16, 2008
4:00 p.m.

PLACE District Office
40 Island Drive
Eastpoint, Florida 32328

If anyone chooses to appeal any decision of the Board with respect to any matter consid-
ered at a public hearing held in response to a request for such a public hearing, such person will need
a record of the proceedings and should accordingly ensure that a verbatim record of proceedings is
made which includes the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is based. Anyone needing
special accommodations in order to participate in the meeting should contact the District offices at the
number below to make arrangements prior to the meeting.

One or more Supervisors may participate in the public hearing by telephone. At the above
location, if a public hearing is requested, there will be present a speaker telephone so that any inter-
ested party can attend the public hearing at the above location and be fully informed of the discussions
taking place either in person or by speaker telephone device.

A copy of the proposed Rule and Statement of Estimated Regulatory Cost may be obtained by con-
tacting the District Office, 40 Island Drive, Eastpoint, Florida 32328 or by calling (850) 670-8177.




Thursday, December 4, 2008 w w w. apalach times. com Page 9

Seahawks open at home with win over Mosley

By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor

Led by a threesome of seniors, the Frank-
lin County Seahawks varsity boys basketball
team opened the 2008-09 season with a 78- 43
win over Mosley at home Nov 25.
Senior Jeremy James scored 24 points,
senior Deshaun Winfield added 21 and senior
Zan Simmons came off the bench to kick in a
dozen as the Seahawks played their first ever
regular season game in the new gymnasium.
Coach Fred Drake's squad came out run-
ning and burst to a 17-2 first quarter lead. "I
wanted to speed the tempo up so we started
out pressing full court, man-to-man. That
played to our strength where we can speed
the game up and we can run back and forth,"
he said.
The Seahawks outscored their opponents
25-15 in the second quarter to stake a 42-17
halftime lead.


"We pushed the ball real well.'
good," said Drake.
Mosley outscored the Seahaw
the third quarter but it had little e
eventual outcome. "At times in th(
ter we came out a little sluggish o
said Drake. "I guess with that big
we came out sluggish out of the g
The defense came alive in the f
ter for Franklin County, as they
Mosley 21-12 to seal the 35-point

impressed with our defense in the first half
and the fourth quarter," said Drake.
The 49 points out of the three Seahawks
seniors were augmented by those generated
by two other players, freshman Carlos Mor-
ris and junior Austin O'Neal. O'Neal finished
with 13 points and five rebounds, while Morris
tallied 13 points, nine rebounds, eight steals,
two blocks and four assists. "He was close to
ZAN a triple double," said Drake.
SIMMONS Winfield added six rebounds, Simmons
three rebounds and two steals and James
They looked four assists. Mosley's Fred Brown scored
13 points, Darryus Stewart had 11 and Ryan
vks 14-13 in Seiler added nine.
effect on the While Seahawksjunior Arron Prince didn't
e third quar- add much scoring, "he did a good job of run-
n defense," ning the offense," said Drake. "His main job
lead we had is running the offense and not to turn the ball
ate." over. The point guard play was decent."
fourth quar- The coach said he also found a lot to like
y outscored in the team's play on the boards. "We've been
win. "I was rebounding well," he said. "Our boxing-out is

fundamentally sound, making us able to get
the rebound."
On Tuesday, Dec. 2, the Seahawks were at
home against Panama City Arnold, a Class
4A squad in the same district as Godby, Bay,
Rickards and East Gadsden.
"This is going to give us a picture of what
we're going to see against Maclay," said
Drake. "Everybody is going to be big, and
this will be an early season measuring point
of where we stand."
On Thursday. Dec. 4, the Seahawks were
slated to travel to Tallahassee to face North
Florida Christian, although with North Flor-
ida still in the playoff hunt for a state football
championship, there was a possibility may be
Drake said he remains concerned about
how ell the Seahawks will fare against teams
that feature both height as well as tough de-
fensive pressure. "I won't get to find out until
we play good teams that play that," he said.


By: Adreenah Wynn

Meet the teams

On Friday Nov. 21, the Seahawks had
a "meet the team" rally in the gym, so we
could meet the upcoming players. With
football ending and basketball starting
we have good things to look forward to.
The boys varsity basketball team is do-
ing good so far and the team consists
of Arron Prince, Marcus Allen, Carlos
Morris, Brandon Hand, Adam Joseph,
AJ Arnold, Deshaun Winfield, Tydron
Wynn, Alexander Simmons, Michael
Turner, Austin O'Neal, Zach Peters,
Jeremy James, Dalin Modican, and AJ
Williams. Let's make a comeback.
The girls varsity basketball team
is also coming together and the play-
ers are Khrystal Davis, Ashley My-
ers, Quanteka Croom, Oneika Lockley,
Haley Lemieux, Joy Carrino, Patricia
Golden, Monet Moron, and Tasia Sim-
mons. Go GIRLS! The varsity teams
are doing well.
The boys junior varsity team players
are Deandre Robinson, Chance Bufkin,
Lakota Humble, Adrian Hendels, AJ Al-
len, Marquez Williams, Austin Larkin,
and Makenzie Wilson.

Middle school is also showing us
what they've got. The middle school
boys basketball team players are Skylar
Hutchinson, Roy Williams, Zach Howze,
Jamie Golden, Leonard Green, David
Butler, Tyler Rowell, and Teran Allen.
They have good games to come.
The middle school girls basketball
team is also ready to start the season
off. Their team consists of Dixie Bach,
Ashley Carroll, Andrea Cupid, Katarena
Davidson, Julie D, Carla Dean, Keaton
Hersey, Anna Lee, Samantha Marxsen,
Stephanie Marxsen, Meagan McClain,
Haleigh Ming, Shelby Myers, Myesha
Campbell, and Dysheriah Key.
Some upcoming home games are
Dec. 4, Middle School Boys and Girls
play Tolar at 3:30 p.m.; Dec. 8, JV/V
play Blountstown at 6/7:30 p.m.; Dec.
12 Middle School Boys and Girls play
ABC at 5 p.m.; Dec. 16 high school girls
play Wakulla at 5:30/7 p.m.; Dec. 19 high
school girls play Mosley at 5:30/6 p.m.
Please support our Seahawks. We
are making a comeback. Keep up the
good works SEAHAWKS!



a row, the Seahawks were winless, but with a core of young players like
Granger coming up, who have braved the tough losses and come back
strong, next year's fortunes look brighter.

This Week with the Seahawks
Thursday, Dec. 4
Seahawks Varsity and Junior Varsity Basketball at Tallahassee North
Florida Christian. First district match-up. JV tipoff 4:30 p.m.; varsity 7:30 p.m.
Lady Seahawks Varsity Basketball at Tallahassee North Florida Chris-
tian. First district match-up. Varsity 6 p.m.
Middle School Girls and Boys Basketball at home vs. Tolar. Tipoff 3:30
ABC School Eagles Middle School Boys Basketball at home against
Wewahitchka. Tipoff 5 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 5
Middle School Girls and Boys Basketball away at Port St. Joe. Tipoff
at 4:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 8
Seahawks Varsity and Junior Varsity Basketball at home vs.
Blountstown. JV tipoff at 6 p.m.; varsity 7 p.m.
ABC School Eagles Middle School Boys Basketball at home against
Tolar. Tipoff 4 p.m.

The Franklin County High School cheerleaders are devoted to their teams.

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Did that cold snap we had
earlier, put you in the holiday
Chillas Hall is looking
good! New paint job inside
and new floor. The windows
will be next. Drop by for
coffee some morning.

Hope you had a great
Thanksgiving. There were
60-plus at the hall for dinner.
The food was great and we
all enjoyed the afternoon.
David and Janet McGrath
joined us. David was the
pastor at Community

Church in the village years
ago. Was good seeing them.
Martin and Jesse Yur
and David and Elizabeth
Demastis also joined us.
Earline Massey won
a door prize, a lap quilt
and Margaret Stitts won a
cruise. Bud Godburn won
the Christmas Quilt, made
and donated by Jean Sowell.
Thanks for the turkeys,
After dinner and clean
up, Rick, Barbara, Jack, JR,
went back to the hall to start
on the floor.
Be kind to one another
and check in on the sick
and housebound, and
keep Christ in Christmas.
Until next time, God Bless
America, our troops, the
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took Pam out fishing and when they were close to Bird Island near St. Vincent,
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Top left, Trey (left) and Monty Miller of Ap lci icl.. .*..iied hr lne .:::.r Friclcd y night to whisper their wishes in
Santa's ear. Top right, Santa Patriotis ard elI reni-inded e.,ercr-,e .of le -upcoming performance of "Christmas
Shoes" Dec. 6-7. Bottom left, Elias Cher-,er-Vckers of Eslip.:.oin crri-e: ci liile early favor with the big guy by
bringing along a pizza for Santa to snack .:: E.:.i. i righl crol:ers fron, the Panhandle Players serenaded the
children waiting in line for Santa.

By Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer

Despite dire predictions and loom-
ing concern over the economy, many
Franklin County merchants were
satisfied with Black Friday sales this
Black Friday refers to the day after
Thanksgiving, so called because many
retailers begin to turn a profit on that
day, moving from "red ink" to "black
ink." Sales for the day are seen as a
key harbinger for the overall holiday
Harry Arnold, owner of the Tin Shed,
said that Friday, Nov 29. "was probably
the store's best day ever. We had peo-
ple steadily coming through all day and
when we shut down after 7 p.m. there
were still people in here."
The Owl Cafe reportedly served up
more than 300 meals.
Joe Taylor, owner of Avenue E and
Blue, in downtown Apalachicola said

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least I11, years tor Lhe cele-bration", said
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was on hand with kittens and puppies in
need of a home. Three Soldiers Detail
sold t-shirts and BBQ. Author Evelyn
Gilmer of Tallahassee set up a tent to
tout her book, "Maggie the beagle with
a broken tail." The Honey Hole served
warm canapes and offered shoppers
sips of wine and vodka.
The Franklin County experience
seems to echo national reports on the
big shopping day. ShopperTrak, a firm
specializing in tracing retail sales and
predicting trends, said in a report Sat-
urday that preliminary sales for Black
Friday totaled $10.6 billion.
"This year's rise in sales, while low-
er than the 8 percent increase seen for
the day last year, comes despite plum-
meting consumer sentiment data and
other economic turmoil," ShopperTrak
wrote. "Retailers should be cautiously
optimistic as deep discounts drove
consumers en masse to various retail
locations to spend, despite myriad eco-
nomic pressures seen over the last two

History of the Christmas tree

The idea of sacred trees or groves
is an ancient one harking back to pa-
gan times.
Patron trees like Thor's Oak held
special significance for the ancient
Germanic tribes, appearing through-
out historic accounts as sacred sym-
bols and objects. In Scandinavia the
Germanic pagan kings sacrificed
nine males of each species at the sa-
cred groves every ninth year.
Throughout all the ages, ever-
green plants were used for decora-
tion in the winter, including laurel,
mistletoe and conifer. Trees had a
cultural importance like the may-
pole. In Europe, when the practice
of setting up evergreen trees origi-
nated in pagan times, the tradition
was associated with the Winter Sol-
stice, around Dec. 21. Tree decora-
tion was later adopted into Christian
practice after the church set Dec. 25
as the birth of Christ, thereby sup-
planting the pagan celebration of the
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Tradition credits Saint Boniface
with the invention of the Christmas
tree. The Oak of Thor at Geismar
was chopped down by Boniface in a
stage-managed confrontation with
the old gods and local heathen tribes.
A fir tree growing in the roots of the
Oak was claimed by Boniface as a
new symbol. "This humble tree's
wood is used to build your homes:
let Christ be at the centre of your
households. Its leaves remain ever-
green in the darkest days: let Christ
be your constant light. Its boughs
reach out to embrace and its top
points to heaven: let Christ be your
Comfort and Guide."
The modern custom of erecting a
Christmas tree can be traced to 16th
century Germany, though neither
an inventor nor a single town can be
identified as the sole origin for the

Don't let holiday hazards ruin celebration
The holiday season is here and ciated with meat, fish, or dairy prod-
along with it comes food, fun, festivi- ucts that have been allowed to thaw
ties, and decorations. These busy mo- improperly, that have come in contact
Sments coupled with excited children, with dirty work utensils or work areas,
rushed parents, a change in routine, or with unwashed hands.
1 and entertaining holiday guests may *Turkey is a traditional favorite
set up potentially dangerous poison- food during the holiday season, but if

This tree decorated
with treasures from the
garden by Amanda
Kollar of Gardens Inc. in
Apalachicola's bowery
and local artist Leslie
Wallace Coon is on
display with four others at
the Raney House Museum.

ing situations.
Since food is an important part of
the holiday celebrations, the staff of
the Florida/USVI Poison Information
Center Jacksonville wants you to be
aware of the potential for bacterial
food poisoning that may pose a threat
during this time.
Bacterial food poisoning is a mild
illness that usually develops within a
few hours but may also be delayed up
to a few days after eating the contami-
nated food. Symptoms include fever,
headache, diarrhea, stomach pain and
vomiting, and usually do not require
any special treatment. These symp-
toms generally will go away in 12 to 24
hours. The bacteria is normally asso-

not prepared properly, can be a haven
for bacteria. Simple precautions to
take include:
*Do not thaw turkey at room tem-
perature; this allows for bacterial
growth. Thaw the frozen turkey in the
refrigerator unwrapped allowing one
day of thawing for every four to five
pounds of turkey.
*Do not partially cook turkey one
day and continue roasting the next
.Refrigerate separately turkey,
gravy, stuffing, and other leftovers af-
ter the meal; room temperature is not
sufficient. Use leftover turkey, stuffing

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Alvin and Kathy Martina, of
Apalachicola, would like to an-
nounce the upcoming marriage of
their daughter, Betty Renae Mar-
tina, to Christopher Benarr Bridges,
son of Denise Johnson, of Bristol,
and Bernarr Bridges, of Altha.
The couple will exchange vows
on Saturday, Dec. 6,2008 at 5 p.m. at
the First Baptist Church, 46 Ninth
Street, in Apalachicola. A reception

will follow at the Fort Coombs Ar-
The bride is the granddaughter of
Red and Betty Hilton, of Eastpoint,
and the late Buddy and Evelyn Mar-
tina, of Apalachicola.
Groom is the grandson of Bruce
Bridges and the late Quinon Bridges,
of Blountstown, and the late William
and Lora Ann Barfield, of Bristol.
All friends and family are invited.

Renae Martina,

Christopher Bridges to wed


Destiny Garrett

tions to Destiny
Grace Garrett.
Queen and Best
Sportswear in
the Forgotten
Coat Christmas
Pageant in her
age group, for
girls 5 and 6
years old.

Happy birthday,

Dolores Croom

Dolores Croom will celebrate her birthday
on Friday, Dec. 5.
Wishing a happy birthday from her husband,
Granville. I love you.

Carrabelle Waterfront Partnership

says 'Thank you' to volunteers

Henry, a 3 1/2 month old kitten, arrived
at the Adoption Center with his five
siblings seven weeks ago. He is an exquisite,
affectionate, playful boy current on his shots
and has been neutered.
Call Kam at 670-8417 for more details or
visit the Franklin County Humane Society
at 244 State Route 65 in Eastpoint. You may
log onto the website at www.forgottenpets.
org to see more of our adoptable pets.
Remember, when you adopt a friend for
life, you not only save the life of that pet, you
make room for us to save the life of one more
abandoned dog or cat!
always in need of volunteers to spend time
with the animals. The cats and dogs would
love any spare time you have to give.

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The Carrabelle Waterfront Partner-
ship hosted a "Thank You Carrabelle"
meeting Nov. 20 to celebrate and ap-
preciate all of the hard work and efforts
of hundreds of volunteers to create a
vision plan for the Carrabelle Water-
Now that many of the proposed proj-
ects are underway, there is a renewed
sense of pride and excitement. Many of
the projects are starting to gradually
improve environmental protection, his-
toric preservation and public access.
Lee Norris, an environmental sci-
entist from Environmental Consulting
and Technology, Inc gave a presenta-
tion on the new projects to continue Carr
along the City Wharf area including a from left
restroom, benches, bike racks, trash Zimmerr
cans, an historical kiosk, a floating David B
dock to help seniors and people with Smith, Li
disabilities get on their boat are a few Partners
Implementation of drainage and the proj
storm water projects by the city con- tive AmE
tinues to improve the quality of the area dei
water going out into the Bay. Invasive a desira
non-native plants are being eradicated of years
along the waterfront and native saltwa- sion fror
ter plants have been installed along the cations
seawall to stabilize the shoreline, project i
Beth LaCivita from Historic Florida Carrabe
Consulting discussed the methodol- for the
ogy she would be using to survey the Historic
historical structures and archeologi- Speci
cal sites in Carrabelle. She has begun to the ci
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abelle celebrates its waterfront partnership last month. Pictured above,
, are front row Barbara Butz, Tamara Allen, Georgia Russell, Suzanne
man, Dan Rosier, Arlene Oehler and Lee Norris. Back row, from left, are
utler, Sheila Hauser, Mary Claire Lovell, Steve Allen, Mel Kelly, Andy
isa Spooner and Joe Stephens. Photo courtesy of the Carrabelle Waterfront

ect. There are extensive Na-
erican mounds throughout this
monstrating that this has been
ble place to live for thousands
s. She will be seeking permis-
n property owners to survey lo-
identified in the research. This
is being paid for by a grant the
*lle Waterfront Partnership got
City from the State Division of
al Preservation.
ial appreciation was extended
ty commission and city admin-
for their support the waterfront

projects. They have cleverly woven to-
gether a series of grants from a wide
variety of sources to improve the city
within the Waterfront District for its
The Carrabelle Waterfront Partner-
ship will continue projects and activi-
ties into 2009 with the second year of
funding from the Department of Com-
munity Affairs, Environmental Protec-
tion and NOAA. Citizens interested in
working on new projects in the coming
months should contact the Carrabelle
Waterfront Partnership at 697-2141.


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Briana Garrett

Congratulations to Briana Faith Garrett.
She won Supreme Queen and Best Sportswear in her
age group, for girls 9 to 11 years old, in the Forgotten Coast
Christmas Pageant.

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Thursday, December 4, 2008


The Times I B3

George T. Butler,
Jr., a longtime resi-
dent of Fishkill, NY,
died unexpectedly
at the age of 58 on
Nov. 11 at St. Luke's
Hospital in New-
burgh., NY.
He was born
Sept. 29, 1950, in
Yonkers, NY, to Do- George
ris Wallwork-Butler,
now of Beacon, NY,
and George T. Butler, Sr., of
George was a graduate
of Marist College, ultimately
earning his master's in psy-
chology. Before his retire-
ment, he had a private prac-
tice in Fishkill.
In addition to his parents,
he is survived by his sister,
Darlene Ray, of Beacon, two
half-brothers, Rhett Butler

Thursday. Dec. 4
Apalachicola Narcot-
ics Anonymous. 6 to 7 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church.
Call 323-0974.

Alcoholics Anonymous.
St. George Island Method-
ist Church. 7:30 p.m. Call

Friday. Dec. 5
Alcoholics Anonymous.
Apalachicola. Trinity Epis-
copal Church. 5:30 p.m. Call

Carrabelle AA Group
Meeting at the Elder Care
Services Building at 7:30
p.m. For information call
697 2837.

Saturday. Dec. 6
Alcoholics Anonymous.
Eastpoint Methodist Church.
7:30 p.m. Call 653-2000.

Sunday. Dec. 7
Alcoholics Anony-
mous. Eastpoint Methodist
Church. 7:30 p.m. Call 653-

Monday. Dec. 8
Alcoholics Anonymous.
Apalachicola. Trinity Epis-
copal Church. 7:30 p.m. Call

TREE from page Al

tradition, which was a popu-
lar merging of older tradi-
tions mentioned above.
In the early 19th century,
the custom became popu-
lar among the nobility and
spread to royal courts as far
as Russia. Princess Henri-
etta of Nassau-Weilburg in-
troduced the Christmas tree
to Vienna in 1816, and the
custom spread across Aus-
tria in the following years. In
France, the first Christmas
tree was introduced in 1840
by the duchess d'Orl6ans.
In Britain, the Christmas
tree was introduced when
George III married Queen
Charlotte of Mecklenburg-
Strelitz but the custom did
not spread much beyond the
royal family. Queen Victoria
as a child was familiar with
the custom. In her journal
for Christmas Eve 1832, the
delighted 13-year-old prin-
cess wrote, "After dinner...
we then went into the draw-
ing-room near the dining-
room...There were two large
round tables on which were
placed two trees hung with
lights and sugar ornaments.
All the presents being placed
round the trees." After her
marriage to her German
cousin, Prince Albert, the
practice of erecting a Christ-
mas tree became even more
Severalcities in the United
States with German connec-
tions lay claim to that coun-
try's first Christmas tree:
Windsor Locks, Connecticut,
claims that a Hessian soldier
put up a Christmas tree in

and his wife, La-
Donna, and Shane
Butler, both of
Apalachicola; aunt
and uncle, Joan and
John Czech, of Os-
sining, NY; uncles,
Milfred, Freddy
and Raymond But-
ler; and aunts Sally
utler Jr. Cummings, Nancy
Coker and Betty
Also surviving are his
niece, Alexis Ray, of Bea-
con, NY, and nephew, Mi-
chael Bradle, of Maryland;
a cousin, Colleen Mullen, of
Peekskill, NY; and brother-in-
law, Timothy Bradle, of New
Milford, CT. Numerous other
nieces and nephews also sur-
vive him.
Funeral services were
held Nov. 15.

Al-Anon Apalachicola
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Trinity
Episcopal Church. Call 653-

Tuesday. Dec. 9
Apalachicola Narcot-
ics Anonymous at Trinity
Episcopal Church at 7 p.m.
Call 323-0974

Alcoholics Anonymous.
Apalachicola. Trinity Epis-
copal Church. 5:30 p.m. Call

Carrabelle AA Group
Meeting at the Elder Care
Services Building at 7:30
p.m. Call 697 2837

Wednesday. Dec. 10
Alcoholics Anony-
mous. Apalachicola's
Trinity Episcopal Church.
Women's Group at 6 p.m.
Men's Group at 7:30 p.m.
Call 653-2000.

Thursday. Dec. 11
Apalachicola Narcot-
ics Anonymous. 6 to 7 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church.
Call 323-0974.

Alcoholics Anonymous.
St. George Island Method-
ist Church. 7:30 p.m. Call

Christmas shoes at Dixie Theatre this weekend

The Cooperative Par-
ish of First United Method-
ist Church and St. George
Island United Methodist
Church present "Christmas
Shoes" at the Dixie Theatre
on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 4 p.m.
and 7 p.m. and Sunday at
7 p.m.
"Christmas Shoes" is a
universal story of the deep-
er meaning of destiny, of

sharing humanity, and car-
ries an important message
that sometimes the smallest
things in life can make all
the difference so don't wait
for the big, materialistic op-
portunities in life. Open your
eyes and you will believe in
Experience the sights
and sounds of Christmas
in this beautiful Broadway-

type production. Solos by
Smokey Parrish, Jathan
Martin, Katie Galloway, Te-
molynn Wintons, April Patri-
otis, Dusty Turner, Frances
Campbell, Tamara Marsh,
and Cynthia Rhew, along
with the combined choirs
of First United Methodist
Church of Apalachicola and
St. George Island United
Methodist Church highlight

A MEMORABLE HOLIDAY MEAL: It was a memorable Thanksgiving for more than
100 elderly and homebound Franklin County residents, as the Meals on Wheels
program once again teamed up with Apalachicola's Owl Caf6 to make sure a
festive meal was on their tables. Owl Caf6 owners Susan and Cassie Gary and
staffers cooked up a delicious meal of roast turkey, mashed potatoes, green
beans, roll, cranberry sauce, stuffing, gravy and pumpkin pie, and with the help
of about a dozen volunteers, made sure the meals arrived hot at homes throughout
the county. In photo above, from right to left, Ron Gempel, from Carrabelle Junc-
tion, Anita Grove, from the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, and Sally
Williamson serve up the meals into containers in the dining area of the Owl Caf6.


Carrabelle holds home, business decorating contest

It's time to untangle the
lights, bring out the staple
gun and let your imagina-
tion and decorating talents
run wild.
The Carrabelle Area
Chamber of Commerce
announces their annual
holiday decorating contest
for area homes and busi-

nesses. Residents from St.
James Bay Golf Course to
Lighthouse Estates, plus
local businesses, can ob-
tain an application from
the Chamber of Commerce
office at 105 St. James
Avenue and mail it to:
Carrabelle Chamber of
Commerce, P 0 Draw-

Card of Thanks Langley Family Benefit

1777 while imprisoned at the
Noden-Reed House, while
the "First Christmas Tree in
America" is also claimed by
Easton, PA, where German
settlers purportedly erected
a Christmas tree in 1816.
August Imgard, a Ger-
man immigrant living in
Wooster, OH, was the first
to popularize the practice of
decorating a tree with candy
canes. In 1847, Imgard cut
a blue spruce tree, and had
the Wooster village tinsmith
construct a star. He placed
the tree in his house, deco-
rating it with paper orna-
ments and candy canes.
The National Confectioners'
Association officially rec-
ognizes Imgard as the first
ever to put candy canes on
a Christmas tree; the canes
were all-white, with no red
stripes. Imgard is buried in
the Wooster Cemetery, and
every year, a large pine tree
above his grave is lit with
Christmas lights.
The United States' Na-
tional Christmas Tree is
lit each year on the South
Lawn of the White House.
Today, the lighting of the Na-
tional Christmas Tree is part
of what has become a major
holiday event at the White
Traditionally, Christmas
trees were not brought in
and decorated until Christ-
mas Eve (Dec. 24), and
then removed the day af-
ter twelfth night (Jan. 6); to
have a tree up before or after
these dates was even consid-
ered bad luck.

I would like to person-
ally thank everyone that
helped make the ben-
efit for Billy Ray Langley
such a success. Without
the help of our tight knit
community, this would
not have been possible
and I am proud to say
that we raised $4,351,
enough to pay his fu-
neral bill. There are
so many people that I
would like to thank for
your help and donations
of supplies, some we
asked and others just
stepped up.
I would like to give
a special Thank You
to Ricky and Brandy
Banks, Barbers Sea-

food, Mark at ACE
Hardware, Sherril Mc-
Calpin, Bonnie Langley,
Taylor's Building Supply
and The Church of God
in Eastpoint. It is times
like this that make you
realize just how many
friends and family that
you have and how ev-
eryone comes together
to help out when you
need them. We would
also like to thank John
Golden for the Net he
donated to be raffled
God Bless you all for
your help in Cecil and
Star's time of grief.
Vickie McCalpin

HAZARDS from pDae Al

and gravy within three days of
Also during this sea-
son, be mindful of common
holiday poisoning hazards
that could be dangerous to
your children. Remind
your holiday guests to keep
medications up and out of
reach and sight of young
As you trim the tree and
host your party, remember
the following:
Family heirlooms, an-
tique ornaments as well as
older, artificial Christmas
trees may contain lead.
Bubble lights may contain

methylene chloride which
could be toxic if swallowed.
The use of artificial snow
can cause respiratory prob-
lems if not used in a well-
ventilated area.
Angel hair, made of spun
glass, is irritating to the eyes
and skin.
Lamp oils can be toxic if
contents enter the lungs.
Artificial tree scents and
tree preservatives often
contain alcohol and other
irritants, and can be danger-
ous if swallowed or sprayed
into the eyes.
Gift-wrap, hobby glues,
and batteries can block a
child's airway if swallowed.

er DD, Carrabelle, FL
Winners will be an-
nounced Saturday, Dec.
13, at the Holiday on the
Harbor bandstand, and the
awards can be picked up at
the Chamber Office on Dec.
15 or later. Deadline for
signing up is Dec. 8. Please




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ther information. Judging
to be the night of Thursday,
Dec. 11.
Cash prizes for homes
and public recognition sig-
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First United Methodist Church of Apalachicola
Worship Service 11:00 a.m. every Sunday
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
75 5th St. Apalachicola 653-9530
Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis
Carrabelle United Methodist Church
Worship Services 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
"Celebrate Recovery" Mondays 7-9 p.m.
Healing service first Friday of each month
102 NE Ave. B Carrabelle 697-3672
Pastor: Julie Stephens
Eastpoint United Methodist Church
Worship Service 10:00 a.m. every Sunday
Prayer 9:15 a.m. Waffles & Wisdom 11:15 a.m.
Healing Service every first Fridays of the Month at 6:30 p.m.
317 Patton Dr. (comer of David St.) 670-8825
Pastor: Rev. Beth White
St. George Island United Methodist Church
9:00 a.m. Worship Service
10:00 a.m. Fellowship Hour
201 E. Gulf Beach Dr. 927- 4635
Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis


George T. Butler Jr.


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
379 Brownsville Road Apalachicola

Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am
Sunday Evening Service 6:00 pm
Monday, Youth Group 6:30 pm
Wednesday, Royal Rangers, G.A.P. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Worship & Word 7:30 pm
Nursery Provided during regular church services

this musical production.
Tickets are on sale at the
Apalachicola Bay Chamber
of Commerce or by calling
Missy at 927-2088 or 653-
9530. Tickets will also be
available at the Dixie The-
atre box office before each
Tickets are $10 for adults
and $5 for children under





The Love and
Worship Center
Church, 151 10TH
Street in Apala-
chicola, will host
a pageantry and
dance service on
Sunday, Dec. 14, at
4 p.m.
Everyone is
welcome to take
part and to come
join in "His Glory
One Night With the
This Christmas
event is coordinat-
ed by Sister Betty
For more infor-
mation, call

B4 | The Times


Thursday, December 4, 2008

State agencies partner to reduce

number of truck, bus crashes
Colonel John Czernis, director of the "It is imperative that
Florida Highway Patrol, has announced (
the start of a statewide traffic enforcement commercial truck drivers
operation aimed to reduce unsafe driving
acts that contribute to crashes. The pri- Obey state andfederal laws
mary focus of the operation will be driving
acts that cause crashes that involve large ana regulations meant to
trucks and school buses. protect their safe passage
The operation is a joint effort with the
Florida Department of Transportation, and that of the motoring
Motor Carrier Compliance Office. It is part
of a series of long-term enforcement ef- public."
forts that focus on top priority traffic safety
issues to help reduce deaths and injuries colonell John (zernis
on Florida's roadways.
"During this operation, FHP troopers Florida Highway Patrol Director
and Motor Carrier Compliance officers
will be watching for unsafe drivers, espe- bicyclists and pedestrians are all at a con-
cially those who contribute to collisions be- siderable disadvantage when involved in
tween passenger vehicles and large trucks collisions with large trucks.
or school buses," said Czernis. "We cer- For the operation, all available FHP
tainly recognize that the vast majority of personnel will be on the road tracking traf-
commercial motor vehicle operators drive fic law violators using laser, radar, video
in a responsible and law abiding manner. cameras, motorcycles, and unmarked pa-
However, because of vehicle size, weight trol vehicles. FHP pilots will be on patrol
and the type of cargo hauled by commer- spotting violators from the air and direct-
cial vehicles, the potential for causing sig- ing troopers on the ground to pull them
nificant damage to other vehicles or prop- over to initiate appropriate enforcement
erty is very real. Therefore, it is imperative action.
that commercial truck drivers obey state FHP would like to remind all motorists
and federal laws and regulations meant to to move over when approaching patrol
protect their safe passage and that of the cars, emergency vehicles or tow trucks
motoring public." parked on the roadside displaying flashing
Florida traffic data from the Depart- lights.
ment of Highway Safety and Motor Vehi- The Department of Highway Safety and
cles show that last year commercial motor Motor Vehicles offers safety tips on shar-
vehicles were involved in more than 18,000 ing the road, school bus safety and much
crashes that resulted in 365 fatalities, more on the Safety First Web page at www.
Drivers of smaller vehicles, motorcyclists,

ANERR hosts derelict crab trap cleanup

The fourth annual Apalachicola Bay
Derelict Crab Trap Cleanup is scheduled
for Thursday, Dec. 11.
This is an Apalachicola National Es-
tuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) orga-
nized event, approved by the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Apalachicola Bay is an essential habitat
for blue crabs. From 1994 through Oct. 2008
approximately 4.82 million pounds of blue
crabs and approximately 360,816 pounds
of soft-shelled blue crabs were landed in
Franklin County.
Blue crabs are harvested both recre-
ationally and commercially year round
using shallow water coated metal traps.
These traps can become hazards to hu-
mans and marine life when the buoy is
separated from its trap due to boat props,
storms, vandalism, or abandonment by
The Gulf States Marine Fisheries Com-
mission estimates that 250,000 derelict blue
crab traps are added to Gulf of Mexico wa-
ters each year. Once traps are separated
from their buoys, they are difficult to see
from the water's surface. Therefore, der-
elict traps can often be navigational haz-
ards to boaters. A derelict trap continues

to trap marine life including blue crabs,
stone crabs, commercial and recreational
fish, and other marine life.
In the past three cleanup events, 894
derelict traps were removed from the
Apalachicola Bay area. ANERR, Florida
Department of Environmental Protection
(DEP), FWC, and volunteers removed
derelict crab traps. Traps were retrieved
according to guidelines established in the
FWC Commission Rule 68B-55.002, EA.C.
The retrieved traps lacked a buoy, a line,
a current license, a required tag for iden-
tification and the endorsement number, or
were non-fishable debris.
It is illegal to tamper with traps that do
not belong to you. Tampering with traps or
their contents, lines or buoys without ex-
press written consent from the trap owner
or a pre-approved Commission plan autho-
rizing removal or traps in a specific area
could result in the permanent revocation
of your fishing privileges, a $5,000 civil pen-
alty assessment by the Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) and 3rd
degree felony thru the judicial system.
To volunteer for the cleanup (by Dec. 5)
or for further information, please contact
Nicole at the ANERR office: phone 670-4785
ext.125; email

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Nov. 21
Joshua 1. Pilotti, 19,
Apalachicola, failure
to appear and no
valid driver's license
Zachary J. Paul, 22,
Apalachicola, sale of a
controlled substance
Johnathan B. Gay, 10,
Apalachicola, driving
while license suspended
or revoked and
possession of less than
20 grams of cannabis

Nov. 22
Jimmy L. Ward, 39,
Mexico Beach, disorderly
intoxication and
driving while license
suspended or revoked
Glenn A Richards, Jr.,
19, Eastpoint, possession
of paraphernalia,

Nov. 23
Rodney D. Mullins,
33, Carrabelle, driving
while license suspended
or revoked, and reckless
driving (APD)]

Nov. 24
Kenneth D. Turner,
48, Apalachicola, sale of
a controlled substance
William D. Coatney,
52, Sumatra, DUI, driving
while license suspended
or revoked, and giving
false name or ID to an
officer (FCSO)

Nov. 26
William D. Snelgrove,
32, Valdosta, GA, violation
of probation (FCSO)
John C. Cooper, 48,
Carrabelle, failure to
appear (FCSO)

Nov. 28
Bianca Richardson,. 29,
Theodore, AL, violation of
probation (FCSO)

Nov. 29
Alvin T. Wilson,. 19,
Apalachicola, public
affray (APD)
Clozell A. Richardson,
34, Apalachicola, public
affray (APD)
Dallas B. Barber, 44,
Carrabelle, burglary
of a dwelling person

assaulted, and battery
Cody B. Barber, 21,
Carrabelle, battery (FCSO)

Nov. 30
Joseph L. Chastain,
36, St. George Island,
aggravated battery with
a deadly weapon, and
introduction of contraband
into a correctional facility
Rocco J. Scalone,
46, Largo, violation of
probation (FCSO)

Dec. 1
Paula M. Blan, 29,
Apalachicola, criminal
mischief (FCSO)
Cummings, 35,
Apalachicola, failure to
appear (FCSO)
Kimberly P Giddens,
25, Eastpoint, failure to
appear (FCSO)
Claudette C. Mullins,
53, Apalachicola, violation
of probation (APD)
Emory R. Ross Jr.,
23, Apalachicola, battery,
grand theft of a motor
vehicle, and sale of a
controlled substance

FWC cites deer dog hunters

Officers from the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission's Division
of Law Enforcement have
cited three hunters for run-
ning deer dogs out of sea-
On Nov. 15, Officer Woody
Cook and Lt. Charlie Wood
were working in the Tate's
Hell Wildlife Management
Area and the Apalachicola
National Forest inspect-
ing archery and small

game hunters.
While on patrol, they in-
spected 18 individuals. Three
individuals were located
running deer dogs outside
the established season just
west of the North Road in
the Tate's Hell Wildlife Man-
agement Area. The three in-
dividuals were each issued
misdemeanor citations for
the violation.
On Nov. 16, Officer Faris
Livesay was performing

saltwater fishing license and
fisheries inspections in east-
ern Franklin and western
Wakulla counties. The in-
spections revealed violations
with only two fishermen en-
countered by Livesay.
Citations and warnings
were issued to the two fish-
ermen for possession of un-
dersized flounder, posses-
sion of undersized red drum,
and over-the-bag limit of red

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Coastal Community Bank,
STATE BANK, a Division of
Coastal Community Bank,
CASE NO. 08-000274-CA

GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated November 24, 2008,
and entered in Civil Action
No. 08-000274-CA of the
Circuit Court of the Sec-
ond Judicial Circuit in and
for Franklin County, Flor-
ida, wherein the parties
were the Plaintiff,
BANK, and the Defendant,
ERIC L. DATRY I will sell
to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at 11:00
a.m. (Eastern Time) on the
18th day of December,
2008, at the front steps of
the Franklin County Court-
house, Apalachicola, Flor-
ida, the
following-described real
property as set forth in
said Final Judgment of
Parcel 1: Lots 9 and 10 of
Village Green By The Sea,
Phase I, a subdivision as
per map or plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 8, Pp.
10-11, Public Records of
Franklin County, Florida;
Parcel 2: Lot 69, Magnolia
Shore Subdivision, more
particularly described as:
Commencing at the South-
west corner of Fractional
Section 19, Township 8
South, Range 6 West,
Franklin County, Florida
(marked by an old 6" x 6"
concrete monument);
thence run South 89 de-
grees 32 minutes 40 sec-
onds East along the South
boundary of Fractional
Section 19 for 810.3 feet to
a concrete monument on
the East right of way of
North Bayshore Drive
(State Road No. 65);
thence run North 30 de-
grees 07 minutes East
along the East right of way
of North Bayshore Drive
2,006.2 feet to a concrete
monument; thence run
North 59 degrees 53 min-
utes West 80.0 (feet) to a
concrete monument on the
West right of way of north
Bayshore Drive (right of
way narrows from 100 feet
to 60 feet at this point);
thence run North 30 de-
grees 07 minutes East
along the West right of
way of North Bayshore
Drive 690.0 feet to a con-
crete monument on the
North right of way of a 60
foot roadway; thence run
North 59 degrees 53 min-
utes West along aforesaid
North right of way of afore-
said 60 feet roadway
783.27 feet to a concrete
monument on the East
right of way of East Bay
Drive; thence run North 02
degrees 55 minutes 14
seconds East 126.28 feet
to a concrete monument
on the West right of way of
East Bay Drive and the
tract described herein.
From the POINT OF BE-
GINNING run along the
West right of way of East
Bay Drive along a curve to
the left, with a radius of
11,155.91 feet and a cen-
tral angle of 0 degrees 34
minutes 15 seconds for a
distance of 111.14 feet;
thence run North 59 de-
grees 53 minutes West
524.46 feet to a point on
the ordinary high water
line on Eastern shore of
Apalachicola Bay; thence
run along the ordinary high
water line in a Northeast-
erly direction to a point
which is North 29 degrees
04 minutes East 172.8 feet;
thence run South 59 de-
grees 53 minutes East
531.46 feet to a point on
the West right of way of
East Bay Drive; thence
South 31 degrees 34 min-
utes 30 seconds West

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way of East Bay Drve 61.7 based basis. electric, 36volt, Excellent needed Full time only! assembling our angel pins
feet to the POINT OF BE- condition, 1 owner, garage Busy Shop !!! Please call in the comfort of your own 3 br, 2 ba Unfurnished
aGINNNG; sintuale ion nobta c thr QRma kept, hard top, fold down 850-229-8622 or 527-9929 home. No experience W/D, D/W, CH& A, Deck,
on 19, RaTowns p8 lease contact: around rain cover. Good Sales/Business Dev. ing. Long term. $995/mo.
FranklSin County, Florida;th, Range 6 West, o batteries w/ charger, Good POSTAL & GOVT JOB For appointment, Call
LESSFrankAND EXCEPTFl Coi lfBoard st Workforce Standard poodle pup- tires. $2,500 850-653-6687 Insurance INFO FOR SALE? 850-877-7696.
mence at the Southwest 5230 West US Highway 98 docks, dews, shots, Agents
corner of Fractional Sec- Panama City, FL32401 health certicate. Ready
tion 19, Township 8 South, 850-913-3285 Insurance agents wanted caution
Ran ext3285 on Dec 14. AcceptingInsurance agentswantedn
CouRange 6 West, Frankn 1-ce 850-91-3685 ext. 3285 depositsnow to hold up for a full service agency Snow Birds/
run South 89 degrees 32 mpew atom orcensed 220 and215 You NEVER have to pay Lanark Village or agents, with or without for information about
minutes 40 seconds East hone 850-508-6865 or benefits. Fax resumes federal tal jobs. If 1 br 1 ba, Renovated/ fur-
810.30 feet to a concrete Minority businesses are 8508-3315 85-873-9959ema federal or pos a jobs. If nished end unit, new ktch
monument on the East encouraged to apply. The 850-508-3315 850m8739959. emailm you see a job and bath, mini 4 month
right-of-way of North Workforce Investment Act 1m 4 Jenkgr sm guarantee", contact the lease $595/m+, dp.4 non
Bayshore Drive (State is an Equal Opportunity A ...........E LO FTC. lease $595/mo + dep., no
Road 65), thence run Employer. Program and 4100 Help Wanted Panama City TheFederalTrade (850) 53-3838
North 30 degrees 07 mm- auxiliary aids and services 4130 Employment Commission
utes 00 seconds East are available upon request Information -_______ Is America's consumer
along the East right-of-way to individuals with disabili- Other protection agency.
of north Bayshore Drive ties.- H61
2006.20 feet to a concrete December 4, 2008 I' I Assistant I 6140 |
monument, thence run MERCHANSE 41 I Coordinator 1-877-FTC-HELP 1 br house for rent in
North 59 degrees 53 mm- ........... I I Coordinator I Carrabelle. remodeled,
utes 00 seconds West 3100 -Antiques 1 Recruiting I A public service w/d hookup, fenced yard,
80.00 feet to a concrete IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 3120 Arts & Crafts work directly with Bay, message from the FTC Low util. $500 per month
monument on the West OF THE SECOND JUDI- 3130- Auctions Franklin & Gulf county and The News Herald plus dep. Call 850-
t-of-way ofBaby Items Admnstratve/Clecal gh schoolcouel ClassifiedAdertising 697-4080 or 850-591-5899
rght-of-way of north CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND 3150 Building Supplies students and other ClacssorsDepartment
Bayshore Dnrve FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY 3160 Business comuenDepartmet & 2, br
(right of-way narrows from FLORIDA Equipment Computer I munity members in re- I
100 feet to 60 feet at this 3170 -Collectibles I cruting students and Apalachicola, FL.
point), thence run North 30 GULF STATE COMMU 3180 Computers Nerd: assisting them with the Call 850-643-7740.
degrees 07 minutes 00 NITY BANK 3190 Electronics college admissions I 3 a w
secondsEgre st07aminute NITY BANK, 3200 Firewood C pep e4r 3 br, 2 ba House, w/wW/D
seconds East along the Plaintiff 3210-Free Pass it On Computer Iprocess.Also workwith3 br, 2 ba House, w/W/D
West right-of-way of North 3220 Furniture savvy/administrative the community and for reJan 1st n Apalachicola.
Bayshore Drive 690.00 feet vs 3230 Garage/Yard Sales assistant: FT/PT Must community groups to Avail Jan 1st Yard w/cov-
on the North right-of-way vs 3240 Guns spend 90% of waking recruit non-traditional ered deck, plus storage
of a 60.00 foot roadway, JAN WAGENAAR, 3260- Health &Fitness hours on the internet Is t u d e n t s .1 shed, pets ok, call
grees 53 minutes 00 sec- 3280 Machinery/ put that time to good ambassadors. Travel re- e c, plusr
onds West along the North CASE NO 08-000122-CA Equipment use. Must understand quired. Requires BS de-1 6100 Business/
right-of-way of said road- 3290 Medical Equipment terms like RSS feed, im- I gree + 3 yrs related exp I Commercial
way783.27 feetto the East NOTICE OF SALE 3310 Musicl nsters bedded, SEO, (or equivalent pre- 610 Beach Rentals 206 3rd St Carrabelle 3
right-of-way of East Bay 3320 Plants & Shrubs/ download, upload, ferred), effective inter- 6130 Condo/rownhouse br ba wth downstarb,
Drive, thencerun North 02 NOTICE is hereby given Supplies backdoor, keywords personal communica- 6140- HouseRentals gaage $895 Pease
degrees 55 minutes 14 hat, pursuant to theOrder 330- Restaurant/Htel Other administrative du- t i o n I 6150 Roommate Wanted al 850899017
seconds East 12 3340 Sporting Goods tcall. 850-899-0117
seconds East 126.28 feet of Summary Judgment of 3350 Tickets (Buy & Sell) ties as needed. Drivers self-otvaed/selfdisciplined I 6160 Rooms for Rent
to a concrete monument Foreclosure in this cause, License EEO. Salary with good or- 6170 Mobile Home/Lot Apalach Newer, 2 br, 2
on the West right-of-way of Negotiable, Send re- ganizational & MS Of-1 6180 Out-of-Town Rentals ba, ch/a, dw, w/d, hkup,
said East Bay Drive, said Franklin County, Florida, I sume or letter with ex- Ifice skills. Starts @1 6190 Timeshare Rentals sm. pet ok w/dep $725 mo
point lying on a curve con- will sell the property situ- 3200 perience, $25k/yr. Open Until 6200 VacationRentals + dep. Call 850-670-8266
cave to the Southeasterly, ated in Franklin County, interests, last web site Filled w/review starting d +epal807--
thence run Southwesterly Florida described as hacked on snail mail to 112/8/08. I Apalachicola, 187 Ave L,
along said right-of-way PO. I Part-time I 6100 2 br 1 ba, renovated,
boundary and along said All of Block 4 of Kelley's Box 729, .7 vaulted ceilings, skylight,
curve with a radius of Addition to the City of Seasoned Apalachicola. Fl. 32329 Recruiter w/d included, central air,
11155.91 feet thru a cen- Carrabelle (a subdivision Firewood I work with businesses I screened porch, fenced
trial angle of 00 degrees 03 as per- map or plat thereof Bythe load or by the stick. and industries having k yard, pets OK w/ dep.,
minutes 27 seconds for an recorded in Plat Book 2, 670-8808 or 670-8851 specific training needsI Carrabelle, commercial $680 mo. 404-695-8367.
arc distance of 11.18 feet Page 20, of the Public to develop ways for em- office space downtown on Now Accepting HUD
the chord of said arc being Records of Franklin ployees to obtain certify Hwy 98. $500 month.
South 31 degrees 39 m- ountyFlorida) lying West Hospitality | cates and degrees. De-1 Please call 850-510-2888 Beachview house for rent,
utes 08 seconds West of Ridge Street,(also 3210 Part- Time Assistant velop new markets to shortwalkto beach, furn. 3
11.18 feet to the POINT OF known asr BIock 32 of. the InnKeeper meet specific needs of' | br, 2 ba, screened in
BEGINNING; from said Official Map of the City of at the most elegant Inn in constituents. Develop Iswimming pool, lots of pr-
POINT OF BEGINNING, Carrabelleola Evenin programs for attracting vacy, $750 mo. call
continue Southwesterly Carrabelle. Apalachicola. Evenin parttime and full-time For Rent Space available 509-2460
along said right-of-way ALSOt 5 Piece 100% Microber 6-9 pm Mon-Thur C students.Will work in' for small business or of-
boundary and along said ALSO; A parcel lying East Living Rm set complete 850-653-9199 coordination with Assis-1ce. Utilities included. Carrabelle
curve with a radius of dge Str being more w/tables:$599, ALL NEW in 1tant Coordinator, Re- lachcola. 29sto Apave. E. Fabulous
11155.91 feet thru a cen- particularly described as boxes. Delivery available Other cruising. Part-time posi- (upstairs) For info call
tral angle of 00 degrees 30 545-7112 tion requiring 20 hours Carol 850-653-3871 private!
minutes 49 seconds West Begin at the Intersection of Attention!!! I work per week. This is a -
said arc being South t31 boundary of Ridge Street ht owa_ Flexible hours, great pay, ginning Jan 2, 2009 and 4rIi3 apple mincl dishwasher, w/d
Ho mar eee Computegr woorku3 n contractual position be-4 Bedcl2e Bat wFPw a
degrees 22 minutes 00 with the Northerly 3220 will train, apply online ending June 30, 2009, 6110 Pool, hot tub, sauna +
seconds West 100 feet to a right-of way boundary of www.ipwork Ipaying $1,200.00 a I pool house w/full bath
concrete monument, Avenue "D" (Osbourn Ave- month. Open Until Filled $1200/mo 1 yr lease, se-
thence run North 59 de- nue) and thence run North w/review starting curity deposit, cr check
grees 51 minutes 46 sec- along the Easterly $160 Brand Name Queen 12/8/08. I and ref req, Non-smokers
bonds West 490.72 feet to rightof way boundary of Mattress Set Unused with Other Additional info: 1 1 br, 1 ba, all utilities Call 229- 403-7701
the approximate mean Ridge Strt 100.00 feet warranty (850) 222-7783 I http:/ I in-cluded, Apalachicola,
high waterline of the East- thence run East 35.00 feet Caregivers Needed GCCC is an no smoking, walk to groc
ern shore of Apalachicola thence run South 100.00 feet or CNA's EA/EO/M/F/Vet em-I store, furn. 1 yr lease
Bay, thence run along said feet to the Northerly Seeking caring and re- I player. I required, 1st month and
approximate mean high right-of-way boundary of sponsible persons to I I dep req at signing.
waterline as follows: North Osbourn Avenue, thence A New Queen Orthopedic assist elderly. Will trainG 653-6375 Carrabelle
39 degrees 46 minutes 10 run West along said North- Pillowtop mattress set in right person. Harbor gIulfCO I Beach
seconds East 16.39 feet early right-of-way boundary sealed plastic $279. Full Breeze Assisted Living amm')co. 3 br, 2 ba, large lot, w/d,
thence North 43 degrees 35.00 feet to the POINT OF warrenty. Sacrifice Can 312 N.W. Avenue D deck, appliances, ref.
26 minutes 27 seconds BEGINNING Deliver. 850-222-7783 Carrabelle, 697-2886. web Id #34018086 $750/mo. 860-233-0676
East 34.72 feet, thence Contact Tamml Hardy. L - .1 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, o 8
t 2 e ee m Contact Tammi Hardy Modern Apt with washer or email
North 25 degrees 55 m The undersigned surveyorOe _1_ -- and dryer, central AC, Ave claooarten(@sbcalob-
utes 55 seconds East has not been provided a '-, Other *miii E, Apalachicola $700 aLnet
said29.12 feet, thencapproximate leaving current title opinion or ab- Cherry- NEW QUEEN, 4130 mo.,+ dep. Call 653-1240
said approximate mean stract of matters affecting sleigh 7pc bedroom set. GOVERNMENT JOBS or670-1211. Century21 Gulf Coast Re-
high waterline run South title or boundary to the $2400 value, must sell Earn $12 to $48 Per HourIt's a lifestyle, not just a alty long term rentals avail-
62 degrees 20 minutes 4 084.73 feet subject property. It is pos- $1,000. 425-8374. Delivery Benefits, Paid Training,. Job. Travel, Work, Party, Lanark Village. $425 #6, #8, #10 2 br, 1.5 ba
seconds East, 484.73 fofB e et ginningeet sble there are deeds of available. Homeland Security Law Play. National Company month + $250 deposit 210 Watermark Way $950
to the Point of Beginning, records, unrecorded now hiring. 18+ guys and
deeds, easements or other Enforcement, Administra-n nleand
The successful bidder at instrument which could tve, Clerical, Office, Ac- gals to work and travel en Please call 509-2460 for er month, Coronado#32
the sale will be required to counting, Finance, Wildhfe, tire USA. 2 weeks paid $85 pe mnh Dty
ir nwace the requisitenstate rtraetntswheboutdariescudW $850 per month, Destiny
place the requisite state Complete Solid Wood More! 1-800-320-9353 training, transportation and 2 br, 1 ba, #1 2 br, 1 ba 115- 40th St.
e on at Public Sale, to the high- Bedroom Set. BrandNew! x2139 guaranteed. Start Todayl $850 per month $550 per month, Gulf Point
the Certificate of Title. est bidder, for cash, at the Top quality. Dovetail Draw- Call Today 1-888-741-2190 850-653-9087 #4 2 br, 2.5 ba 7172 Hwy
front steps of the Franklin ers. Beautiful. Must See. Other 98 $1000 per month, In-
DATED this 24th day of County Courthouse, 33 $499 Can deliver 545-7112 Other dan Lagoon Cottages 3
November, 2008. Market Street, Apalachl- ------- MOVIE EXTRAS br, 2 ba SR-30 Indian Pass
cola, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. Micro suede sofa, din-r $850 per month, Palmetto
Hon. MARCIAJOHNSON on December 18,2008. ningroom chairs: bar I ACTORS Mystery Shoppers. Earn 3 br, 1 ba Lanark Village, Plantation3 br, 3 ba 1120
Clerk of the Court stools, desk chair, and I MODELS* up to $100 a day. Under- $700 mo + deposit. no 15th St. $900 per month,
Franklin County, Florid Any person claiming an in lots more callI Earn $150-$300 Per Day. cover shoppers needed to smoking no pets Susan Paradise Porch 2br, 2 ba
By: Michele Maxwell terest in the surplus from 850-227-3823 I All Looks and Types judge retail/ dining estab- Jones Bluewater Realty 9135 Cockles Ave. $650
As Deputy Clerk the sale, if any, other than L .......--- .---- Needed, TV, Music Videos, lishments. Exp not re- Group (850) 566-7584 per month, Surf & Sands
November 27, December e yothertaofnCommercials, Film & Print. quired. Please Callunit 301 2br 2 ba 109
4,2008 the date of the Call 1-800-340-8404 x2139 1-800-308-4616. 30th St. $580 per month,
ens, must file a claim 3230 Surf & Sands unit 42-A &
within 60 days after the Apalachee Center, Inc. is currently seeking: 1BR/1BA furnished apart- St. $650 per month, Surf &
33sale.E ment, downtown Apalachi- Sands unit 42-C 4 br,2 ba
9337T WITNESS my hand and STAFF ASSISTANT #1874 cola. satellite, WiFi, newly 121-42ncd St. $850. per
REQ UEST FO R W ITNESS m y hand and r en ovat ed, bal con y, la un 121-42ncd St. $850. per
QUALIFICATIONS the seal of this Court this KK Apalachicola 231 MUST POSSESS A HIGH SCHOOL renovatede.balcony, or aun month, Ponderosa#nde18sa
24th day of Novembe great gifts DIPLOMAOR ITS EQUIVALENT, 3 term rental. Call r nes Dr $850 per month
The Gulf Coast Workforce jewelry, artwork, home YEARS OF SECRETARIAL/ 850-653-8801 Call 850-648-5449 or
Board announces the furnishings, kitchen ware, 850-229-1200 for more in-
availabillty of a Request for CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT t ware OFFICE EXPERIENCE AND A 8 1200 for more n-
Qualifications (RFQ) titled COURT winter apparel TYPING SCORE OF AT LEAST 55
"Delivery of Specialized By: Michele Maxwell H u for
Program Services for Man- Deputy Clerk CWPM Lanark Village I House for Rent
datory FSET Participants". | 3240 W nRental's 13 Br 2 Ba w/carport and
The RFQ is to establish a Steve M. Watkins, III We offer an outstanding benefits en storage. Whispering
contract between a profes- 41 Commerce Street 2 br, 1 ba, furn. with w/d I Pnes, East point
sional firm to assist with Apalachicola, FL 32320 package to eligible regular status $700 mo. incld. util. All |$895/mo first, last, and I
the delivery and case man- (850)653-1949 employees. Apalachee Center new 2 br, 1 ba, furn, with i security deposit year I
agement of the Food December 4, 11, 2008 *Gun Show* Employees are making a difference! w/d incld. util. $925 mo. lease Call 850-653-9341
Stamps Employment and_________ Dec 6th & 7th Furn. 2 br, 1 ba, Incld util. or 813-293-2311
Training (FSET) program Nat I Peanut Festval Bldg. For more information and a complete listing of 5 mo. Rel sOweekll *
Counties. It is int ed / ^ Dothan, Alabama or 850-509-3535 St. George Island Home
that the contract will be ne- OVER 2go TA levelBL 3rd fro
gotiated for a period to beO SatE -5p0 T Sun E 04pm ( 0 53c33 2 8r1 8 Furnished 2 br, 1.5 ba
determined upon vendor Info: 334-279-9895 ground level 3rd from
selection. Human Resources 6120 beach o/s shower
S3 2 9 H Roscreened porch roof dec
The Board is seeking w- 2634-J Capital Circle N.E., large living, and dinning
RFQ 's from organizations Tallahassee, FL 32308 room, laundry $800 month
capable of providing this PETS & ANIMALS GUN SHOW F p Jlus utilities Please Call
service as expeditiously as 2100 Pets Ft. Walton Beach Pre-Hire Drug Screen & Ilan Joe at 21557n4 09977 aval.
possible and with the ad- 2110 Pets: Free to FAIR GROUNDS FDLE background check Island Jan4
mnstratve capabltes to Good Home Dec 6th & 7th An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action $160 wk, elec Satellite Year round rental on canal
rojectothe nb1ty2twk Pt S-sm SATA95a&SUNs10- Employer table 12X65 deck with yard. Boats welcomell No
closely with required com- ppls FREE PARING Drug-Free Workplace BSvie C Bo
munity partners, and oper-2140- Pets/Livestock nfo 407 275-7233 Batulve$5065351149 41544253
Wanted 0lordaounshows corn5-5-51 1-4445

| 6170
2 br, 1 ba
huge lot, 3 Rivers Area
Carrabelle, $495 mo+ utili-
ties & dep. 850-653-3270
2 br, 2 ba MH, Woodill
Rd., Carrabelle, W/D w/
shed, trash pick up
included. $500 mo. +dep.

Rent to Own

Own your peice of para-
dise now. $0 down, $500
mo. 2 or 3 br MH, each
with its own dock on
Crooked River in
Carabelle, call 509-2460

7100- Homes
7110 -Beach Home/
7120 -Commercial
7130 Condo/Townhouse
7140 Farms & Ranches
7150 Lots and Acreage
7160 Mobile Homes/Lots
7170 Waterfront
7180 Investment
7190 Out-of-Town
Real Estate
7200 Timeshare

Port St. Joe, St. George
Island and St. James Bay
Previously Bank Owned
Property. Priced way
below market value! Prices
starting at $35,000. Please
call Counts Real Estate
Group at 850-249-3615.

Why Rent
When You Can
Own A Brand
New Home?

Affordable Living on the
Forgotten Coast
3 bdrm, 2 bath homes
ranging from 1250-2000
sqft in Carrabelle's Newest
Subdivision only 1/4 mile
from the Carrabelle River

Prices from $159,900 to

IPick your Lot
Your Model
Jill Archer, REALTOR
1 st Choice Real Estate
Services, Inc.
(850) 528-5804


Apalachicola Area: 1/2 1
acre wooded, vacant par-
cel suitable for S/F Modu-
lar Home, non-waterfront,
access road and electric
available. 727-515-8537

3 br, 2 ba, Single Wide
Fully furnished, lot rent
$250 mo, 450 24th Ave.
Apalachicola. $39,500 Call

MH For Sale or Rent
$20,000 or $600 mo rent 2
BR 2 BA, 16x60 Champion
MH zoned 3 850-370-6118

8100 Antique & Collectibles
8110 Cars
8120 Sports Utility Vehicles
8130 Trucks
8140 Vans
8150 Commercial
8160 Motorcycles
8170- Auto Parts
& Accessories
8210 Boats
8220- Personal Watercraft
8230 Sailboats
8240 Boat & Marine
8310 Aircraft/Aviation
8320 ATV/Off Road Vehicles
8330 Campers & Trailers
8340 Motorhomes

F-150 Ford '91 Fiberglass
camper, runs good, In fair
condition $1,500 Call

E 2100- 1403

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2308 Hwy EAST CARRABELLE, FL 32322
MAIN OFFICE (850)697-3761 OR 697-3310 CALL (850) 570-0658
FISH CAMP FOR RENT LANARK OR SALE......................................... $450 MTH
MIV/H LOT FOR RENT UTILITIES ..................................................... $250 MTH
BREEZEWAY-W ORKSHOP-3 COR.LOTS............................................... $89,500
2 B/R M/H 2 LOTS BEHIND $ STORE.............. $159,500 OWNR.FIN.E OR RENT
2 B/R 1 BATH HOME GULF VIEW........................................ $79,500 OWNR.FIN.
2 B/R APT $85,000 1B/R APT......................... ....................... $65,000
50' GULF LOT w/ WATER AND SEWER ...................... .................. $275,000
DBL APT LG 2BR 2BATH OPEN VIEW............................$5000 DOWN
COMM. BLDG. 1400s/F 2 COR.LOTS..................... ................. $165,000

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estate values in Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola,

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and surrounding areas.

$1,250,000 St. George Island


--llli llr ,ll East End home
with great curb
appeal directly
on the Gulf, 104
feet of beach frontage; one acre lot. High
ceilings, open floor plan, fireplace, maple
floors, 3 bedroom, 2 V2 bath, laundry room,
upstairs master suite with Gulf front balcony,
beautifully furnished, wrap around decks,
storm shutters, standing seam metal roof,
private beach boardwalk & sundeck, 2194 Sq
Ft H/C. Excellent Income Producer!
,-. ..- John Shelby, Broker
/ St. George Island 800-344-7570
Realty www.sgirealty.com850-927-4777



The newly renovated St. George Light offered
free admission over its inaugural weekend, Nov.
29 and 30, and 560 folks took advantage of the
offer to climb the tower and gaze at the surrounding
sights. Elaine Rosenthal, executive director of the
lighthouse museum and visitor center, said 400
people climbed the tower on Saturday alone, with
some waiting in line over an hour for the treat.
"Nobody complained," she said. "And everybody
said the view from the top was awesome.



One of the best deals in Carrabelle. Beautiful, three bedroom,
two bath mobile home within walking distance of Carrabelle
beach. Large home, 1900 sq. ft., new carpet, wood laminate
flooring. Large family room w/gas fireplace.
Expansive kitchen complete with all built in appliances and cen-
ter island counter. Separate dining area. Master bath w/garden
tub and separate shower. Master bedroom features double walk-
in closets. Listed for only $169,900, Seller is motivated!! Make
offer. Owner will consider financing. MLS#207663
Carrabelle Coastal Properties, LLC
Robert Barfield
Phone: 850-697-5444
Cell: 850-528-3850


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