xxxxx xxxxx 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM P hone: 850-653-8868 W eb: apalachtimes.com E -mail: email@example.com Fax: 850-653-8036 C irculation: 800-345-8688 DEADLINES FOR NEXT WEEK: School News & Society: 11 a.m. Friday Real Estate Ads: 11 a.m. Thursday Legal Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classied Display Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classied Line Ads: 5 p.m. Monday Contact Us Out to see xxxxx Thursday, August 11, 2011 VOL. 126 ISSUE 15 Opinion ............ A4 Society ............ A6 Faith .............. A7 Outdoors ........... A8 Sports ............. A9 Tide Chart ......... A11 Classieds ....... A12-13 Index By David Adlerstein Times City Editor County commissioners decided at last months budget hearing to cut evenly from all of the nongov ernmental organizations it helps fund, slicing 10 percent from their current levels. Each of the commissioners showed glimpses of personal mis givings, including Sanders with the Humane Society and Chairman Noah Lockley with the Franklin County Literacy program, but in the end the commissioners tenta tively approved the cost-savings measures. Were not showing partiality to anybody. We really dont have to fund nonprots, but we see the need, Commissioner Cheryl Sanders said. Were trying to be fair and con sistent across the board, Com missioner Pinki Jackel said. At the outset of the July 22 hearing, the commissioners de cided it made better sense to take the 10 percent off last years fund ing, rather than off the funding re quests, which might have come in higher in anticipation of the cuts. One of the biggest discussions Fire destroys Carrabelle residence; family safe By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer A Monday evening re de stroyed one of Carrabelles old est residences and left a family in dire need. Sarah Beaty shared the old Johnson house, at 302 E. Merid ian St. with her mother, Fran, and 1-year-old son, Joshua Jr. On Monday, Sarah had gone to retrieve her cell phone char ger from a friends house when Fran, who had just put the baby to bed, heard a strange sound. She began to search the house for its source. She opened Joshuas bed room door and immediately smelled smoke. She saw that the high ceiling of the room was full of thick black smoke. which had begun to creep down the wall in greasy tendrils. Joshua was awake and standing in his crib. She grabbed the boy, and by the time she reached the front door, ames had begun to lap at the wall. A heavy-duty extension cord melted and sprang into ames as she watched. Even though it was a heavyduty cord, Fran said. We ran the air conditioning all the time. I guess it was just too much. She immediately called 911 and ran out of the house, hop ing to use the garden hose to extinguish the ames. She got out with the baby and her small dog Wilbur, as suming she would run back in for her purse. I screamed and screamed for help, but nobody came, Fran said. She said the house is somewhat isolated, and her nearest neighbor is away on vacation. By the time she had dragged the hose around to the front door, the interior of her home was engulfed in ames. To avoid the heat and smoke, she carried Joshua to the end of the driveway and called her daughter, who arrived home minutes later. The re department re sponded quickly, but the old wooden house was a total loss. On Tuesday morning, only the chimney remained stand ing. We loved that house, Fran said. We had done some paint ing and other work on it, and the landlord was great about taking it off the rent. By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer The Florida Department of Transportation (DOT) will spend more than $12 mil lion in Franklin County over the next ve years. On July 19, Keith Mc Carron, spokesman for the Apalachee Regional Planning Council, hired by DOT to obtain public com ment, outlined the DOTs ve-year transportation development plan for the county. The single biggest budget item in the plan is $2.24 million ear marked to resurface Bluff Road from U.S. 98 to Pine Log Road in 2013. In a telephone inter view, McCarron said the project had been submit ted several times in the past. Its nally reached the point where they (DOT) feel theres enough money, he said. There are lots of drainage is sues including replacing culverts, which adds to the cost. According to the report McCar ron provided to the commission, DOT has tentatively allocated $4 million over the next ve years for the Apalachicola Regional Airport. Projects include runway rehabilitation projects totaling $1.3 million; a 2012 acquisition of land for $264,000; and $600,000 to construct a taxiway in 2015. An additional $688,000 is ear marked for Carrabelle-Thompson Airport, including $250,000 for the construction of T-hangars in 2014; $182,000 to extend a runway in 2015; and $166,000 for a wetland KEITH M c CARRON County cuts nonprot funds 10% BY THE NUMBERS These are the proposed annual budgets for nongovernmental organizations and how they compare to last year after a 10 percent decrease in funding by the County Commission. Department 2010-11 2011-12 Franklin Co. Senior Citizens $22,275 $20,048 Apalachicola Meals on Wheels $23,588 $21,229 Franklins Promise $15,683 $14,115 Carrabelle Food Pantry $2,768 $2,491 Humane Society $45,701 $41,131 Franklin Co. Literacy $44,212 $39,791 Refuge House $5,625 $5,063 Crooms Transportation $12,693 $11,424 C andidates vie for votes Bluff Road resurfacing tops DOT 5-year plan Wilburn Curley Messer I went in the Army at 17 and went to Camp Shelby in Mississippi. When the war broke out, they transferred me to New Orleans on the coast, and I stayed there for 30 days. Then, they moved my squad from New Orleans to Camp Gordon Johnston, which was being built. We helped guard it. WILBURN CURLEY MESSER MAYORAL CANDIDATES By L ois S woboda Times Staff Writer A three-way race for mayor and a battle to ll the three open city commission seats set the stage for showdown at polls in Carrabelle on Sept. 6. Incumbent Wilburn Cur ley Messer, 87, of 1399 N.W. Third St., faces two challeng ers for the nonpartisan ofce of Carrabelle mayor for the next four years: Shawn Oxendine, 52, of 403 W. 11th St., and Chris topher Massey Rose II, 29, of 301 Baywood Drive. Three city commissioner seats are up for grabs, all non partisan and at-large seats. The seats held by incumbents Frank Mathes and Jim Brown are both on the line, with the winners earning a place on the commission for the next four years. Mathes, 76, of 702 Georgia Ave., will vie with Gene Spivey, 71, of 207 S.E. 12th St., and Char lotte Schneider, 49, of 1622 Bay ou Drive, for those two seats. The top two vote-getters will sit on the commission until 2015. Brenda La Paz, 56, of 310 W. 11th St., and Brown, 87, of 1674 County Road 67, are both seek ing to ll the third seat, which Schneider has lled by ap pointment after Commissioner Richard Sands stepped down in September. The winner in that race will serve for the next two years. The countys Supervisor of Elections ofce said that as of Tuesday, Carrabelle had 905 registered voters: 648 Demo crats, 153 Republicans and 104 of other party afliation. Early voting will be Aug. 29 to Sept. 2 at the Supervisor of Elections Carrabelle annex, 1647 U.S. Highway 98 East. For more information, call 653-9520. ELECTION 2011: CARRABELLE Read about the City Commission candidates on Pages A2 and A10 Christopher Massey Rose II Hello, my name is Christopher Massey Rose II, and I am running for mayor of Carrabelle. I believe an important issue when considering my candidacy for mayor is my youth, my creativity and tireless energy, and particularly, my expertise with societys current trend of information exchange Charles Shawn Oxendine Hello, my name is Charles Shawn Oxendine. I am running for mayor. I am 52 years old, have been married for 28 years and have two children. Before I signed up, I prayed for three months on this. God has given me a peace about running. I will have a peace knowing I have done His will. If I dont get in, CHARLES SHAWN OXENDINE See MESSER A2 See NONPROFITS A10 See FIRE A7 See DOT A10 See OXENDINE A2 See ROSE A2 Reeling in kings, A9 CHRISTOPHER MASSEY ROSE II Business After Hours tonight at Renees The Apalachicola Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours at Renees Caf, 83 Market St., from 5:30-7 p.m. today, August 11. For more info, call 653-9419. Dog days of summer Pussy Galor-ious beauty contest and Dogged Duds fashion show begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Coombs Inns Camellia Gardens. Prize winners will receive pet gifts. Hot dogs, beer, wine and soft drinks available with proceeds donated to the Franklin County Humane Society. All are invited. For more information, call 670-8417. Festival of Ice concert The Water Street Festival of Ice continues with snow cones and a concert in Riverfront Park at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13; an icecream churn-off and tasting and an Ice, Ice Baby retro-dance party at 5 p.m. Aug. 20; and a Gorrie Square celebration and tribute to Dr. John Gorrie at noon Aug. 27. For more information call 323-0176 or visit www. waterstreetfestivaloce.com. Free concerts Simpleman Music and the White Eagle Lodge present Bruised Grass Mother Earth Live at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Aug. 12-13. Come to the White Eagle Lodge, 99 North Bayshore Drive in Eastpoint, for Southern funk, rock n roll, reggae and blues. For information, call 670-1111. T aste of Denmark cooking class The Crooked River Grill presents guest chef Sidsel McOmie for a monthly cooking demonstration at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17. Cost of $15 per person includes a glass of wine. On the menu is Copenhagen salad, Frikadeller, Kartofer med Persillesovs, Radjole, Blomkal med Urter and Ablekage. For reservations, call 697-5050.
Local A2 | The Times Thursday, August 11, 2011 NEW LOW PRICE! Lovely 1/3 acre bayview lot on St. George Island right across Patton St. from a canal a two story home will have great sunset views! MLS# 234144.................$55,000 Travis Stanley 850.653.6477 Grayson Shepard 850.653.6718 Kim Davis 850.653.6875 Leon Teat 850.653.5656 Jackie Golden 850.899.8433 Jamie Crum 850.370.0835 Sandy Mitchem 850.899.8300 NEW LOW PRICE! BAYVIEW ST. G EORGE I SLAN D. 3BR 3BA located in the heart of the island, walking distance to all shops/ restaurants. Screened porches, hot tub, great bay views! MLS# 240643...........$275,000 ST. J AMES B AY G OL F C O U RSE LO T. .22 acre pie shaped lot on the 13th Fairway! This is a fantastic deal at this price no banks are involved so easy to close! Enjoy wonderful St. James amenities pool, tennis, MLS# 243438...........$20,000 A FF OR D ABLE ST. G EORGE I SLAN D Interior home 3BR/2BA home on 1/3 acre lot in quiet area on Bayshore Dr. Cozy wood interior with freestanding fireplace, large decks. Good full time resident or vacation home! MLS# 243422.......$289,000 C ARRABELLE B EAC H O WN A PIECE O F C ARRABELLE H IS T ORY The original lighthouse keepers house has 3 BR/ 1 BA on 1.3 peaceful acres backing up to Tates Hell Hiking Trail. Lovely porches! MLS# 243618.......$269,000 C H ARMING NEW CONS T R U C T ION ST. G EORGE I SLAN D Gulf view 3 BR/2BA, lovely front porch, bead board cabinets, granite countertops, hardiboard, metal roof. Built by Galloway Construction MLS# 243960.................$289,000 W eems offers 24 hour emergency services, inpatient acute care services and a swing-bed program. We offer diagnostic imaging to include: x-ray, CT scan and screening mammogrophy. Our on-site laboratory provides service to our in-patients, as well as out-patients. Our ambulatory services include colonoscopy and endoscopy exams and procedures, cardiology out-patient surgery, podiatry out-patient surgery, and more to come! www.weemsmemorial.com 135 Avenue G, Apalachicola 850-653-8853 Email : Info@weemsmemorial.com THIS IS MY H OME THIS IS MY H OSPI T AL IN T R O DU C ING D R. CR OO MS A T O UR WEEMS M EDI C AL CEN T ER E AS T Jeffrey W. Crooms, M .D., General S urgeon G raduate: 1979 U niversity of M iami S chool of M edicine, M D I nternship: 19791980 N aval Hospital, Portsmouth, Virginia, Basic S urgery R esidency: 19811985 N aval Hospital, Portsmouth, Virginia, Basic S urgery M emberships: S ociety A merican G astrointestinal E ndoscopic S urgeons, Florida M edical A ssociation, Board Certied A merican Board of S urgery, A merican College of S urgeonsFellow H e will see pre and post operative patients at the Carrabelle Clinic on a rotating schedule. P lease Call 850-697-2345 for an appointment. 110 NE 5th S t, Carrabelle 850-697-2345 (next to the Health D epartment) We stayed there two months. I got married. After I shipped out, my wife went and stayed with my people in Kentucky for a while. I spent two years overseas with the 38th Division. Now I live at 1399 Third St. West. This will be my sixth term in ofce serving Carrabelle. I think that Ive done a lot for our city over past four years. I got a new City Hall and 40 acres of land and built a nice childrens park downtown. Ive started decorating downtown now with palms and owers. That is my dream. That has always been my heart. Id like to say that no big shot in this town is running Curley Messer. I run myself, and I do whats on my heart. I want everybody to know that Im a Christian. I dont hide nothing from nobody. My door is always open, and they can call me all night long if they want to. My whole heart is to get more money to nish beautifying Carrabelle so that everybody passing through will see that and will stop to enjoy our town. The people of Carrabelle are my heart. I love everyone in Carrabelle. The reason I am running is to keep Carrabelle for the people. The young people need something in Carrabelle. My heart lies with the young people and the older people in Carrabelle. I promise to do whats best for Carrabelle and her people. maybe I was just supposed to witness to someone along the way. I know that if I am elected, I will bring in honesty, integrity and truth. I will be open-minded about what the people of Carrabelle have to say. I will not be in haste to make decisions. In the future, all jobs and construction work done in the city must stay local to help the people of Franklin County if at all possible, and not be sent back north. I would like to see people take an interest in workshops and city commission meetings and even the city budget and the millage rate. Ive been coming to Carrabelle all my life and remember as a small boy how Captain Clarence Jackson would let me sit behind the wheel of his charter boat. In the early 1990s, we built a home here and soon started my own charter and commercial shing business. Since the economy fell, I have stopped shing and now am in the construction business, so I know what things should cost. I feel like every one of our city employees are doing the best they can. I think that in some cases, they just need more guidance and, from talking to some of them, maybe a little more unity. We all need to take pride in Carrabelle. It is truly a paradise. I just ask all of you to take this election very seriously and would like all of you to consider voting for me. If you dont, remember, it is our right as American citizens to vote. Please vote! For any and all comments, please call 591-1057. Thank you for your time. and social organization. Many cities, large and small, across our nation have been electing community leaders of a younger generation, infusing our political process with the technological tools of our modern society. Bright, fresh and creative minds have been enlivening our cities and local governments. We have been organizing community programs and revitalizing our towns. We have been active in the exciting exchange of ideas and information utilizing a host of free media services designed to bring people together. We have been encouraging volunteer programs with our young citizens to improve our towns and communities. It is with these examples that I will lead the city of Carrabelle. I have a deep and reverent respect for the old Southern roots and traditions of our hometown, but I also think our community will benet from a modern, outside-the-box approach when trying to solve our contemporary problems. This will be most important in coming years as cities across our nation attempt to redene themselves in the midst of a sulky economy and shrinking budgets. If I am elected mayor of Carrabelle, I plan to have open communication with my fellow citizens, encouraging feedback, commentary and advice. It is not possible for a mayor to truly look out for the good of our city without allowing the residents open channels of communication and listening to them respectfully. It is my belief that being mayor is not about accomplishing a list of tasks or attending endless meetings, but about leading by example, advocating tirelessly for the city and cultivating pride among our citizens. As mayor of Carrabelle, I want our youth to get involved in local issues, introduce them to the political process, open them up to the importance of government, the idea of the common good, and a host of local issues that are relevant to the people of our community. I want to cultivate a new generation of responsible, civic-minded voters who care about their community, are involved in local issues and, hopefully, will make the stewardship of Carrabelle a priority for many years to come. If we want to truthfully assess our situation as a city and be able to remain viable in the 21st century, we should look to a fresh, creative generation of leadership. This Sept. 6, vote for Massey! MESSER from page A1 OXENDINE from page A1 ROSE from page A1 MAYORAL CANDIDATES Jim Brown I joined the Navy in 1942.. I spent all my time in the South Pacic in amphibious forces. After I came out of the Navy, I spent 19 years with the Atlanta Fire Department. During that 19 years, I got enough education to build high-rise buildings. I became a supervisor of construction for Hardin Construction Group. I built the Ozark National Scenic Riverways for the Department of the Interior and spent 13 months working on the Hyatt Regency Westshore. I worked on numerous other large construction projects. I am highly qualied to supervise city projects. I have had extensive experience in water and sewer treatment plants. I would like to thank the people of Carrabelle for electing me mayor in the past and to a four-year term as city commissioner. JIM BROWN Brenda La Paz I am Brenda La Paz, candidate for Carrabelle City Commissioner, two-year term. My husband and I have been a part of the local community for almost 20 years and are very fond of our friendly, charming shing village. We serve as volunteers for the watershed cleanups and with the Riverfront Festival and will continue with efforts that involve the cleanup of our city and waterways. I have no political experience, but want to offer the citizens and business owners of Carrabelle the opportunity to have a new voice at city hall. At times serious issues come before the city commission that will affect the lives of our children and grandchildren. Being retired from the medical eld, I know how to listen and will ask for your ideas. I have research skills and the ability to understand the results. I will weigh the pros and cons to make careful and reasonable decisions regarding the shortand long-term consequences. A most important issue is Carrabelles economy. There are many vacant storefronts in disrepair that sit in stark contrast to the new landscaping along downtown Highway 98. These vacant buildings need to be occupied. Carrabelles existing facilities including our public parks, the marinas, hotels and nearby R.V. parks need to be promoted for large familyoriented events such as the statewide softball tournament held here last month and the mud bog competitions. We have to nd a way to get the most from the local resources currently in place that will put Carrabelles citizens back to work. Another important concern in our community is the availability and quality of health care. You can count on my support to help maintain accessible, rst-rate health care, which is absolutely crucial to the people of our area as well as to the people that visit our region. I realize there are many other concerns and want to hear from Carrabelles citizens so that I can make objective decisions on issues which come before the city commission. In addition, I encourage the citizens of Carrabelle to attend the city commission meetings on the rst Thursday of each month to express their opinions to all commissioners. This is one way the citizens can also have a voice in local government. Please vote on Sept. 6 at Carrabelle City Hall. This is a new polling location for this election. BRENDA LA P AZ CITY COMMISSIONER SEAT
Local The Times | A3 Thursday, August 11, 2011 By David Adlerstein Times City Editor Franklin Countys un employment situation worsened in June, with the jobless rate rising by twotenths of one percentage point to 7.9 percent, and now standing one-half of a percentage point worse than it was one year ago. According to prelimi nary numbers released July 22 by the Agency for Workforce Innovation (AWI), the countys labor force, now at 5,554, in cludes 148 more workers than it did one year ago, and 31 more than it had in May. But the jobless rolls also increased, to 438 in June, 16 more than in May, and 37 more than one year ago. Franklin County was one of only six Florida counties to have better than 8.0 percent unem ployment. Well below both the national average of 9.3 percent, and the state av erage of 11.1 percent. Mon roe County has the states lowest unemployment rate at 6.6 percent, followed by Walton 6.9, Liberty at 7.0, Okaloosa 7.4 and Lafayette County at 7.7 percent. Most of the counties with the lowest unemploy ment rates are those with relatively high proportions of government employ ment. Others had seasonal increases in tourism-relat ed employment. The unemployment rate in the Gulf Coast Workforce region (Bay, Franklin, and Gulf counties) was 9.4 per cent in June, 0.3 percent age point higher than the regions year ago rate of 9.1 percent. Out of a labor force of 106,037, there were 9,986 unemployed Gulf Coast residents. Our local unemploy ment rate has held steady and were pleased to see that our area continues to gain jobs over the year although we question the increase of government jobs for our area, said Kim Bodine, executive director of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board. We will be follow ing up on that rate with our state partners. The June 2011 unemploy ment rates in Bay County was 9.5 percent, and in Gulf County 10.2 percent, both up from May. Floridas seasonally ad justed unemployment rate in June was 10.6 percent, unchanged from May but 0.8 percentage point lower than the June 2010 rate of 11.4 percent. The U.S. unem ployment rate is 9.2 percent in June. Floridas seasonally ad justed total nonagricultural employment in June 2011 is 7.25 million, an increase of 4,300 jobs (+0.1 percent) from May 2011. Florida has gained 85,500 jobs from Jan uary through June 2011. While Floridas contin ued pattern of job growth is good news, we still have much work to do to restore our states economy to prerecession levels, and that ef fort remains our highest pri ority, said Agency for Work force Innovation Director Cynthia R. Lorenzo. Notice for Interested Contractors/ Request for Qualications (RFQ) Multi-Family Capital Area Community Action Agency has received federal funds for weatherizing Multi-Family units in Franklin and Gulf counties. Weatherization includes air inltration reduction, insulation, repair/replacement of doors and windows, lowow showerheads and compact uorescent light bulbs repair/replacement of heating/ cooling systems and water heaters. Work will begin October 1, 2011 and must be performed under the supervision of a state licensed contractor and is subject to DavisBacon requirements. Current contractors must re-apply. A Pre-BID conference will be held on Friday, August 19, 2011, 1:00pm-3:00pam at the Franklin Promise Community Room, 192 14th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320, Apalachicola, FL. The RFQ is due no later than 5:00pm, Monday, August 29, 2011. To attend the Pre-BID conference, request an RFQ, or for more information, contact Mecarlo Richardson or Debbie Mabry, (850) 222-2043, fax (850) 270-9561, or firstname.lastname@example.org. County jobless picture dims in June While Floridas continued pattern of job growth is good news, we still have much work to do to restore our states economy to pre-recession levels, and that effort remains our highest priority. Cynthia R. Lorenzo Agency for Workforce Innovation Director
HCOLA plans Aug. 18 political forum HCOLA welcomes the public to its regular Political Forum on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. at the 6th Street Franklin Square Recreation Center. All candidates qualifying for City of Apalachicola elections have been invited to participate. Come and meet the candidates and see where they stand on issues important to you. Call Tami RayHutchinson at 653-7515 for additional information. Act now to enroll in correctional ofcer class A basic correctional ofcer course will is scheduled to begin the end of this month at The Gulf/ Franklin Center in Port St. Joe. An exact date hasnt been decided due to low enrollment. This course is required for all who wish to become correctional ofcers in the state of Florida. Due to the recent hiring freeze enacted by the state, it does not appear that the Department of Corrections will be hiring trainees, which means a need for trained ofcers will surely exist in the near future. Despite recent changes in state employment the correctional ofcer positions are still some of the best the state has to offer in our area. If you are interested in becoming a correctional ofcer please call 850-227-9670 ext. 5507 or 5511. Special to the Times Franklin County. Karen Chapman, MD, interim director of the Franklin County Health Department, reminds individuals to be aware of the warning signs of heat exhaustion. Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heatrelated illness that can develop after exposure to high temperatures and inadequate or unbalanced replacement of uids. Those most prone to heat exhaustion are elderly people, young children, people with high blood pressure, and people working or exercising in a hot environment. In excessive heat, you: should wear lightcolored, loose-tting, breathable clothing (such as cotton), take frequent breaks take breaks in the shade / air conditioned area drink water frequently enough that you never feel thirsty WARNING SIGNS of heat exhaustion vary, but may include the following. Heavy sweating Headache Paleness Nausea or vomiting Muscle cramps Fainting Tiredness Skin: may be cool and moist Weakness Pulse rate: fast and weak Dizziness Breathing: fast and shallow WHAT TO DO if heat exhaustion is suspected: Help the victim to cool off. Cooling measures that may be effective include the following. Drinking cool, nonalcoholic beverages Resting in an airconditioned environment Taking a cool shower, bath or sponge bath Wearing lightweight clothing Preventing sunburn (which damages the skins ability to dissipate heat), by wearing sunscreen of 30 spf If heat exhaustion is untreated, it may progress to heat stroke. Seek medical attention immediately if any of the following occurs: Symptoms are severe The victim has heart problems or high blood pressure Seek medical attention immediately if symptoms worsen or last longer than one hour. For more information, please contact your Franklin County Health Department at 653-2111 or visit www.doh.state. .us. Health ofcials caution about heat exhaustion Thursday, August 11, 2011 Opinion A4 | The Times USPS 027-600 Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 VP/Publisher: Karen Hanes Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Apalachicola Times P.O. Box 820 Apalachicola, FL 32329 Phone 850-653-8868 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT APALACHICOLA, FL 32329 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six months Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 Formerly The Apalachicola Times I really have no patience with people who say there is nothing to watch on television and that todays music sucks. Nothing could be further from the truth. I say, Shame on you curmudgeons of the world. Tune in. As to TV, we all remember when three broadcast channels were about the max, with maybe PBS thrown into the mix of NBC, ABC and CBS. We ate dinner with Uncle Walter and 60 Minutes provided the most in-depth examination of complex stories. We even remember having to get up to change the channel and watching Bonanza as a family. I gloried in Rowan & Martins Laugh-in, the Smothers Brothers, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Star Trek, and reruns of The Dick Van Dyke Show and I Love Lucy. I didnt watch much television in college and my rst real job was at a broadcast station. We were surrounded by monitors all day, so I listened to my records when I came home instead of turning on the box. Pop culture analysis was all about the effect of television on youth and much was made of the watching experience. Think Marshall McLuhans seminal work The Medium is the Message. Jerzy Kosinski gave us Being There, and, of course, there was the brilliant movie Network. Then cable crept in, next were monstrous satellite dishes, and gradually smaller dishes and more channels. Now we can watch most anything we want on the computer, or stream video of shows we missed. It has taken me a bit of time to leap onto that learning curve, but now Im here to tell you that there is some quite amazing stuff out there. I still have some loyalty to NBC, because my employer in Tampa was an afliate. I was always proud of Saturday Night Live in the early days of Gilda Radner, John Belushi, Dan Ackroyd, Jane Curtin, and Bill Murray. Now Im proud of them for 30 Rock with Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin. The seasons keep clipping along and it features some of the smartest, wittiest writing around. Kudos to AMC for having the vision to go with Mad Men. Anyone who lived through the 60s can relate and for those of us who spent time in media and advertising, it completely resonates. I also like Glee and The Big Bang Theory. King of the Hill gets a laugh, and Ive even been known to watch South Park now and again. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert rule. Then there is the premium stuff. Nobody does it better than HBO, although Showtime does a more than credible job. BBC is a constant source of pleasure. There is so much out there that sorting through all of it takes a bit of time and dedication. I read constantly and incorporate suggestions from critics into my Netix queue. I listen to smart friends whose taste I trust. Ill never have time to watch everything because I have assembled a vast menu of choices. Check out Doc Martin, The Tudors, The Sopranos and Deadwood if you missed them rst time round, or Downton Abbey, Inspector Lewis, A Touch of Frost, and Hotel Babylon. There are many more, both series and movies, that I could recommend, but maybe a short list is best for now. How about the music? We all remember times of our lives when there seemed to be a soundtrack. For me in high school it was the Beatles Sgt. Pepper, the White Album, and Abbey Road Led Zep, the Doors, the Stones, Janis, and Hendrix. College was much the same. Later in life when I took a six-week tour of NYC and New England and we grooved to Fleetwood Mac and Peter Frampton. Somewhere along in there were Cat Stevens, Carole King, and Linda Ronstadt. I discovered Joan Armatrading fairly early on, and my New Jersey college roommate turned me on to Bruce Springsteen who was still a newbie to many Southern listeners. Warren Zevon came to USF when I was a student, and I was a fan from then on. Lawyers, Guns, and Money could be an anthem for our times. I still have most of that music, much of it only on vinyl, which I carefully play one LP at a time on my turntable. I like looking at the album covers and reading the liner notes. Every now and then I would get inspired to buy something I didnt have, like Motown artists I liked but represented a hole in the collection. I loaded up on Aretha, Al Green, Wilson Pickett, the Temptations. You get the picture, good stuff, but nothing new. I have recently made friends with people older than me who are out there listening and buying whats popular today. Through them I have found Bruno Mars, Mumford and Sons and Adele, the soundtrack of my summer. This child has made two albums, 19 and 21, each representing her age at the time. Shes got a bluesy, but current pop sound going on and a voice that keeps on coming. She reminds a little of Annie Lennox during her Eurythmic days, but different in a good way. I play new music now while Im cleaning house and sometimes when Im doing my daily computer ritual of emails, Facebook, and reading news. The discovery quest has begun, and I know there will be more outstanding music coming my way with ease because Im looking. Dont listen to the old folks. This is the golden age of media. Denise Roux is a regular columnist for the Apalachicola and Carrabelle Times. To reach her, email her at rouxwhit@ mchsi.com. TV and music these days does not suck DR. KAREN CHAPMAN By Bob Hurst Special to the Times It seems that the wellintentioned plan of the legislature to develop a Veterans Hall of Fame has become enmeshed in controversy. The controversy has centered around two areas the inclusion of the sitting governor as a nominee for induction and the inclusion of six former Confederates, all of whom also served as governor of this state, among the list of possible inductees. The rst controversy has been settled as Governor Scott has asked that his name be withdrawn from consideration. This is good since it is bad form for the sitting governor, or any ofcial currently holding a high state ofce, to be considered for this recognition. The second controversy, the banishing of consideration of any former Confederate to be included among the honorees, makes no sense. Yes, I know there are some people aficted with such a severe case of Confederataphobia that even a mere mention of the C word sends them into a debilitating t of apoplexy. These individuals also seem to have the irritating belief that their feelings should always trump those of anyone else. They also tend to be historically ignorant. Allow me to explain. Public Law 83-425, enacted in 1958 during the Eisenhower Administration, recognizes Confederate veterans as American veterans and grants to all Confederate vets the same rights and privileges granted to all American vets. This includes providing headstones/footstones for the graves of Confederate veterans at no cost just as with all American veterans. This completely negates the false claim by the Confederate-haters that all Confederates were traitors. During the SpanishAmerican War, some 30odd years after the War Between the States ended, four former Confederate generals (Fitzhugh Lee, Joe Wheeler, Tom Rosser and Matt Butler) and one Confederate colonel (William Oates) served as generals in the U.S. Army. It is highly unlikely that the U.S. government would have approved the promotion to the rank of general ofcer of any individual even suspected of being a traitor. It is also unlikely that the U.S. military and government would approve the naming of major U.S. military installations for traitors. Interestingly, the largest military installation in this country, Fort Hood, is named for a Confederate general: John Bell Hood. Likewise, Fort Benning is named for Confederate general Henry Benning; Fort Bragg is named for Confederate general Braxton Bragg; Fort Polk is named for Confederate general Leonidas Polk; Fort Gordon is named for Confederate general John B. Gordon and the list goes on and on. By the way, there is no Fort Benedict Arnold anywhere in this country. Undoubtedly, then, Confederates certainly should be eligible for inclusion on the list of veterans who either performed admirably during military service or made signicant contributions outside the military. Considering these criteria, however, causes me some confusion regarding the Confederates who were initially under consideration for the Hall. In my opinion there were two glaring omissions. Floridas greatest Confederate hero was General Edmund Kirby Smith, who was one of only two native-born Floridians to attain the rank of general ofcer in the Confederate Army. In fact, he was one of only eight (out of 425) Confederate generals to reach the rank of full general (4-star equivalent). He commanded one of the three armies of the Confederacy (the Army of Trans-Mississippi) and, as such, was equal in rank to General Robert E. Lee. After the war he returned to the eld of education and served as a university president and mathematics professor until his death. Another omission was Colonel (later General) David Lang, an outstanding military leader who commanded the Florida Brigade at Gettysburg. His greatest contribution to the state, however, was after the war. David Lang was appointed adjutant general of the Florida Militia by Governor Edward Aylesworth Perry and, in this capacity, he oversaw, and was greatly responsible for, the evolvement of the militia into the great organization known today as the Florida National Guard. In fact, David Lang is regarded as the Father of the Florida National Guard. These two, along with General (later Governor) Edward Aylesworth Perry (whose name is already under consideration as an honoree) are the three former Confederates who absolutely must, without doubt, be included in the Veterans Hall of Fame. This is not to say that other Confederates should not be considered but, merely, that these three are the best of the eld. Certainly, former Confederates such as two-term governor William Bloxham, governors Francis Fleming and Henry Mitchell, and educator, judge and missionary James Hamilton Wentworth also deserve serious consideration. In closing, let me say that if the always-complaining people and the various chattering classes of Confederate-haters are successful in having all Confederates dropped from consideration for the Hall, then it is time that the State of Florida establish a Confederate museum so that the true story can be told. Bob Hurst is lieutenant commander and public information ofcer for the Florida division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Confederates belong in Veterans Hall of Fame RED WHITE AND ROUX Denise Roux 1. 2. 3. 1. Bruno Mars, 2. Adele, 3. Theo James as Mr. Kemal Pamuk, Turkish Embassy at tach, in Downton Abbey. Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith Gen. David Lang Gov. Edward A. Perry Community BRIEFS
Local The Times | A5 Thursday, August 11, 2011 MY100BANK.COM | A Home BancShares Company Robert C. Bruner Attorney Personal & Business Bankruptcy Over 30 Years Legal Experience 850-670-3030 We are a debt relief agency. We can The hiring of a lawyer is an im Stan Siprell Please check out my website at www.sunriseconstructioncompany.com, and see some of my residential and commercial building under the projects tab. Recent and current jobs include ONeill/Pennington, Wolfe, Piper and Breyne. I think you will nd me very easy to work with to customize the home you are dreaming of. The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Office. Arrests are made by officers from the following city, county, and state law enforcement agencies: Apalachicola (APD), Carrabelle (CPD), Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Franklin County Sheriffs Office (FCSO), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC), Florida Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF) and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FLDACS). All defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Aug. 1 Michael D. Flowers, 42, Eustis, violation of probation (FCSO) Michael E. Gloner, 32, Apalachicola, introduction of contraband into a correctional facility and possession of cannabis (FCSO) Aug. 4 Otis Russell, II, 45, Carrabelle, three counts violation of probation (FCSO) Aug. 5 Joseph D. Richards, 31, Eastpoint, failure to appear and violation of probation (FCSO) Glen D. Buffkin, 50, Carrabelle, withholding child support and failure to appear (CPD) Michael W. Russell, 49, Crawfordville, possession of cannabis and possession of paraphernalia (FCSO) Aug. 6 Jamie L. Lamberson, 41, Eastpoint, driving while license suspended or revoked (FCSO) Aug. 7 James K. Shealey, Jr., 32, Thomasville, Ga., domestic battery (FCSO) Timothy A. Bareld, 57, Peachtree, Ga., boating under the inuence (FWC) Arrest REPORT News BRIEFSS oggy B ottom B ayou restaurant burns The Soggy Bottom Bayou Restaurant, at 379 U.S. 98 in Eastpoint, sustained damage from a re last week that will knock it out of commission at least for the next couple months. Deborah Cox, a spokeswoman for the state re marshals ofce, said Detective Kristina Reis has ruled the re accidental, due to an electrical malfunction. Cox said the re occurred on Aug. 3 a little after 10 p.m. at the restaurant, which had once been a service station and convenience store and was in the process of being converted to a full restaurant. Owner Eddie Creamer said he was alerted by the buildings alarm system. The re trucks were there when I got there, he said. Creamer, who said he believes the re originated in the ofce area, said he isnt yet sure of the extent of the damage, or how long it will be before repairs can be completed, although he expects it wont be any sooner than three or four months. I have no idea yet, he said. Were waiting (on the) insurance adjusters. Creamer, a former county commissioner, said he has been lling in part-time at the sheriffs department. It was our livelihood, he said. Its not easy.F ull Moon Climb at Cape S t. George Lighthouse S aturday The August Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will take place on Saturday, Aug. 13. The Sunset/Full Moon Climb will take place from 7:30-9 p.m. and will include light hors doeuvres and a sparkling cider toast to the full moon. Cost is $15 for the general public and $10 for members of the St. George Lighthouse Association. This month, the sun will set at 8:22 p.m. and the moon will rise at 8:11 p.m. on the evening of the Full Moon Climb. After sunset, attendees are invited to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the full moon, as space and time permit. Cost is $10 for the general public and $5 for SGLA members. The Cape St. George Light is located in St. George Lighthouse Park at the center of St. George Island, where Island Drive (the road off the bridge) ends at Gulf Beach Drive. Parking is available in lots at either side of the park. Because space is limited, reservations are recommended. For reservations or more information, contact the St. George Island Visitor Center at 850-927-7744 or toll free at 888-927-7744.S chool registration set for Aug. 17-18 School registration for Franklin County students has been set for Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 17-18. Kindergarten through fth grade registration is from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17 in the cafeteria. Registration for sixth through 12th graders is on Thursday, Aug. 18, also from 3-6 p.m. in the media center/gym. Ninth grade orientation will be held Friday, Aug. 19 from 12 p.m. in the cafeteria. Seniors may begin picking up their schedules at the school on Monday, Aug. 15, while juniors can begin on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Also, a new shipment of school shirts is in and currently may be purchased in the front ofce. For more information, call 670-2800.S acred Heart hosts diabetes class Aug. 30 Have you or your loved one been diagnosed with diabetes? Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf and Jenny Stuckey, registered nurse and certied diabetes educator, will host a diabetes selfmanagement class on Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the conference room at the hospital. The self-management class is open to adults with diabetes who are looking for ways to manage their disease. The class will cover topics on exercise, medication and nutrition for patients to reduce the symptoms of diabetes. Pre-registration is required and a physician referral is needed to attend the class. The registration deadline is Aug. 18; the $10 fee will include lunch for the day. Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, which is a hormone that is needed to convert starches, sugar and other food into the energy you need for daily life. Unfortunately, the exact cause of diabetes is not known, but genetics, obesity and lack of exercise are considered risk factors. For more information or to join the class, please call Ruthie Rhodes at 850229-5620 or Jenny Stuckey at 278-3683. For more information about Sacred Heart, please visit www. sacredheartonthegulf.org R educed adoption fees for cats The Franklin County Humane Society would like to thank the citizens of Franklin County and visitors for responding to our radio and newspaper ads concerning the high number of cats and kittens we have been housing. Thanks to your willingness to help, the Humane Society adopted 21 cats and kittens in the month of July. Of course as soon as we nd a home for one, we receive another to take its place but we are making headway. We are still offering a discounted adoption rate of $45 for one and $75 for two. If you have been considering adopting a cat or kitten, take advantage of this rate and come adopt one of our beautiful cats here at the adoption center.
A6 | The Times Thursday, August 11, 2011 Easton McAnally turns 1 Easton Earl McAnally turned 1 on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011. He is the son of Courtney and Zach McAnally, of Carrabelle. Paternal grandparents are Ladale and Earl McAnally, of Carrabelle. Maternal grandparents are Cookie and Beth Dearinger, of Apalachicola. Paternal greatgrandparents are Voncille and Earl McAnally, Sr., of Carrabelle, and Merle and C.L. Odom, of Eastpoint. Maternal greatgrandparents are Edwina and David Paul, of Apalachicola, and Katie and the late Leroy Dearinger, of Apalachicola. Happy birthday, Chandler and Tristan The Lashley brothers, Chandler, 8, and Tristan, 6, celebrate their birthdays this month. Chandler was born on Aug. 12, 2003, and Tristan arrived two years later on Aug. 7. This year, the pair will celebrate with a shared party on Saturday, Aug. 13. Parents are Jimmy Lashley, of Tallahassee, and Crystal LashleyBrown, of Eastpoint. Maternal grandparents are Susie Polous, of Eastpoint, and Toni Polous, of Carrabelle Beach. Maternal greatgrandparents are Billy and Faye Walker, of Eastpoint. Paternal grandparents are Jimmy and Betty Lashley, of Apalachicola. Paternal great-grandparents are the late Henry Abercrombie, of Apalachicola, and the late Edna Smith, of Port St. Joe. A big happy birthday wish from all their family and friends. PET OF THE WEEK Franklin County Humane Society We deliver up to 100 miles 3408 E. Hwy. 98 872-0008 (Corner of Bus. 98 & Hwy 22) Visit our website: furnitureoutletpc.com Recliner $ 189 + up No Credit Check 90 Days Same as Cash F urniture O utlet Living Room Set $ 599 + up 3408 E. Bus. 98 872-0008 Free Delivery for Bay County Visit our website: furnitureoutletpc.com Matching all competitors prices. Guaranteed Qualications: Expertise in: Now Accepting Appointments Call Toll Free 888-681-5864 For more info www.seclung.com Lung Disease Specialist Rob Garver, MD Now Seeing Patients in Port St. Joe NOW BCBS-FL I N -NETWORK PROV I DER Society Happy birthday, Miss Minnie Minnie Varnes Millender celebrated her 81st birthday on Thursday, July 28, with her family and friends at her home in Eastpoint. She is pictured with her greatgrandchildren Cole, Ramsey and Ella Shiver, and Kyla Watson. Come clean up with Caitlin Special to The Times Hello, my name is Caitlin Smith, I live in Colorado, and am 11 years old. My grandma Charolette Bacher lives on St. George Island. About every other year weve come to visit, since I was 1 year old. Our family has always done a little beach cleanup for a couple of hours, but this year weve decided to go big and involve the community! On Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 810 a.m., I am starting Caitlins First Ever Beach Cleanup. We will meet at Sometimes Its Hotter, 112 E. Gulf Beach Drive, which is generously offering refreshments after the event for all volunteers. The St. George Island Visitors Center is donating trash bags for the volunteers to collect trash in. You might ask yourself, Why are they doing this? What does it do for St. George Island? How can I help? Well, here are some answers. Research shows that a study of 38 green turtles found that 61 percent had ingested some form of marine debris including plastic, cloth, and rope or string, some of which, especially plastics, contain toxic substances that can cause death or reproductive failure in any marine life. In fact, some plastic particles contain certain chemicals up to 1 million times the amount found in the water alone. My beach cleanup will benet St. George Island, which might lose revenue because of trash on the beach. No tourist wants to walk on an unsightly, littered beach. I would like to ask for everybodys help. If there are any questions please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or call Charolette at 888-468 8372. Lordy, Lordy, Look Whos 40 On Friday, Aug. 12, our baby girl turns 40! She shares her birthday with her brother D.S. Love, Your Family CHARLOTTE BACHER | Special to The TimesCAITLIN SMITH Birthdays Cassie Stricklands dog Charlie was last seen on Bay City Road on Monday around noon. He is an 8-month-old unneutered black lab mix with a white blaze on his chest. When last seen, he was wearing a dark green collar with a tag. He weighs about 30 pounds. If you have seen him, please call 653-5465. Lost dog on Bay City Road
The United Methodist Churches of Franklin County Welcome You First United Methodist Church of Apalachicola Worship Service 11:00 a.m. every Sunday Sunday School 10:00 a.m. 75 5 th St. Apalachicola 653-9530 firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis Carrabelle United Methodist Church Worship Services 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery Mondays 7-9 p.m. 102 NE Ave. B Carrabelle 697-3672 Pastor: Julie Stephens Eastpoint United Methodist Church Worship Service 10:00 a.m. every Sunday Healing service every fourth Monday at 7:00 p.m. 317 Patton Dr. (corner of David St.) 670-8825 Pastor: Rev. Beth White St. George Island United Methodist Church 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Fellowship Hour 201 E. Gulf Beach Dr. 9274635 www.sgiumc.org Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis First Pentecostal Holiness Church 379 Brownsville Road Apalachicola Were excited about what Gods doing!!! Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am Sunday Evening Service 6:00 pm Monday, Youth Group 6:30 pm Wednesday, Royal Rangers, G.A.P. 7:00 pm Wednesday Worship & Word 7:30 pm Nursery Provided during regular church services 7:00 7:00 First Baptist Church St. George Island 501 E. Bayshore Drive 927-2257 R. Michael Waley, Pastor Join us as we praise and worship the living Christ. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise. Psalm 145:3 Sunday Bible Study ................................................ 10:00am Worship Praise ........................................................ 11:00am Sunday Night ............................................................ 7:00pm Wednesday Power Hour ...................................... 7:00pm Wednesday Youth at S.P.L.A.S.H ....................... 7:00pm Walking in Christ WELCOMES YOU Church of the Ascension 101 NE First Street Carrabelle SUNDAY 10:00 AM WELCOMES YOU Church THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH (850) 274-4490 WELCOMES YOU Trinity Trinity Episcopal Church est. 1836 Welcomes You Hwy. 98 & 6th St. Apalachicola 850-653-9550 Sunday Worship Services 8 & 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays Healing Service 11 a.m. Centering Prayer 4 p.m. Faith The Times | A7 Thursday, August 11, 2011 Wayne Leigh Cox well, M.D., 69, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at his home in Apalachicola, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 21, 1941 in Jackson, Ala. He attended Jackson High School in Jackson, Ala.. and received his M.D. from UAB Medical School in 1970. Wayne was a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gyne cology. Dr. Coxwell prac ticed medicine at Cobb General in Austell, Ga., Lloyd Nolan Hospital in Birmingham, Ala., and ended his practice back in Austell and Doug lasville, Ga. It is esti mated he delivered more than 5,000 babies. He retired to Apala chicola in 2006. Wayne had a love of water, fishing, nature, gardening and wood working. He also had a passion for riding his motorcycle. He will long be re membered by his family and friends for his fabu lous sense of humor, his warm, loving smile and being the consummate host. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Dot Coxwell, his son David Williams Coxwell and sister, Sandra Cox well Garrett. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Beverly Brandon Cox well; daughters Amy Coxwell Coble, St. Simon Island, Ga.; and Santina Ann Larkin, Norfolk Va.; sons, Wayne Leigh Cox well, Jr., Birmingham, Ala.; and John Semes Larkin, Beijing, China; one brother, George Edward Coxwell, Roan Mountain, Tenn.; and eight grandchildren. Memorial services were held Wednesday morning, Aug. 10 at Trin ity Episcopal Church, in Apalachicola. The family requests in lieu of flowers con tributions be made to Covenant Hospice, Inc. of Florida, www.covenan thospice.org or Pancre atic Research, www. pancan.org. Comforter Funeral Home, Port Saint Joe, in charge of arrangements. Wayne Leigh Coxwell Walter Frank Rush, Sr., 70 of Carrabelle, passed away on Satur day, Aug. 6, 2011. Born in Carroll Coun ty, Georgia on May 15, 1941, he was the son of the late Mr. William Mar ion Rush and Mrs. Lillie Mae McElroy Rush. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Ed Rush, Marvin Rush, and Charles Rush; and sister, Betty McElroy. He is survived by his children: daughter, Amanda Rush Holliday (Randall) of Cusseta, Ala. and their children, Allison Holliday and Andrew Holliday; son, Walter Frank Rush, Jr. (Tracey) of Notasulga, Ala. and their children, Caleb Rush and Kyle Rush; and son, Charles Frank Rush; brothers, Doug Rush (Carol) of Reidsville, Ga., and Johnny Rush (Glenda) of Reidsville, Ga.; sis ters, Eva Norton (Doug) of Meansville, Ga., and Norma Jean Fuller of Thomaston, Ga.; as well as many nieces, neph ews, cousins, and many friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday after noon, Aug. 10 at Bethel Baptist Church 448 Zebulon Road, Milner, Georgia. Visitation was held during the hour prior to the service. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions may be given to Bethany House, Tallahassee Memorial, or the cancer society of your choice. Fredericks Funeral Home of Opelika, Ala.,is directing. Walter Frank Rush, Sr. Obituaries Increasing numbers of grandparents have had to assume the responsibility of raising their grandchildren over the past few decades. The adventurous life that they always dreamed of living, pending the completion of child rearing, fades away as the empty nest lls up again. Poor health, limited nances and lack of energy weigh heavy on them as they take on the responsibility of caregiver. Grandparents might nd themselves using their retirement funds, savings, pensions, and/or Social Security for the grandchilds lunch money and other expenses of bringing up a child. Their new responsibility may have resulted from the childs parent becoming sick, disabled or by death. Most commonly, and increasingly, parental rights are relinquished because of a parents drug use, child abandonment, incarceration, physical and emotional abuse, nancial limitations of the parents because of lack of education or a job, or by placement of child protective services. More than 1.5 million grandparents have found themselves in the position of primary caregiver of their grandchildren and one in 10 grandparents has cared for grandchildren for an extended time, according to the National Center on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. Their feelings and reactions vary widely, depending on their health, nancial situation, and what other plans they had for their lives. They love the children they are parenting and would never want for them what the alternative might be. Yet they yearn for the whimsical lifestyle that should be the reward for years of service to their family and jobs. One thing is clear: Lives change with the addition of someone elses children. The change might bring happiness or sadness, but nonetheless, there is a change. I have heard countless stories of grandparents expressing disappointment in their child who has thrust this responsibility upon them. Most of the grandparents I know personally are raising the child on an informal basis with no legal arrangements, making it difcult for them to enroll the child in school and obtain medical services. Others spend thousands of dollars in legal fees in the process of trying to obtain legal guardianship, sometimes resorting to using their retirement program or taking out second mortgages on their home. Many grandparents live in fear, because their children use threats as a means of control, that their grandchild may be taken from them and returned to the hostile environment from which they were rescued. In these cases the grandparent may have to remain civil with the childs mother or father, despite their personal feelings, even in situations where the child has been physically violated or neglected. When the child is suffering mental and emotional issues, the grandparent is faced with learning new skills to deal with their grandchild. There might be challenges that they never had to face in raising their own children, including lack of structure and discipline. The child may act out in response to the drastic changes and cause fear for someone who is older, especially if the child is a teen and can physically overpower them. When put in the position of parenting, some grandparents will lavish the child with gifts hoping to win favor. They may feel in some way that they are compensating for the childs loss, although nothing can replace the desire of the child to be with his or her parents. As a result, the child might become spoiled, further complicating the already complex demands placed on the grandparent. Almost everyone is familiar with someone who has been placed in a position of parenting his or her grandchild that is in need of support. There are many ways we can assist people in these situations beyond lip service, such as volunteering to keep the child so grandparents can have a night off. Sponsoring the child for Little League ball and taking them to practice would be deeply appreciated. You could volunteer to pick the child up for church when there are programs available for their age group. Purchase things the child may need such as school supplies or clothes with money you might have blown on something unnecessary. This problem is not going away and as a community, we need to lift up these grandparent-parents and ease their burden. We welcome all suggestions and hope you enjoy this weekly article. Please send all emails to Scott Shiver at email@example.com. Grandparents who parent need support YOUTH MATTERS Pamela Shiver Coming soon! In a couple weeks we will all be able to enjoy pizza at the Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 in Lanark Village. Come on down to the Legion Post on Sunday night between 5 and 7 p.m. or call ahead and order your pizza to go at 697-9998, $1 per slice, $8 whole pizza to eat in, or $10 a pizza to take home. In the fall, Nov. 12, we will hold our rst Fall Festival and Veterans Day Parade, at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center in Carrabelle. On Nov. 12, there will be arts and crafts, cake walk, fun corker for the kids, live entertainment and lots of food. Call Shirley Cox at 6974195 to reserve a booth, cake donations or more info. Your donations and contributions will be greatly appreciated. Cash donations can be mailed to FCSCC, P.O. Box 814, Carrabelle, FL 32322. Only 25 vendor spaces available. More later. Free coffee every Thursday at Chillas Hall 9-11 a.m. The Veterans Affairs man will be there at 9:30 a.m. to help you to answer your questions about VA matters, or to sign you up. Dont forget to get your monthly sugar x Saturday, Aug. 20. Members of the Lanark Village Boat Club will cook and serve pancakes/French toast, eggs, bacon/sausage, juice and coffee still only ve bucks. See ya there! Pray for Walter Frank Rushs eternal peace and strength for his family. Frank passed away Thursday night, Aug. 4. He was a good friend and neighbor, and we will miss him a lot. Be kind to one another, check on the sick and housebound. God is good! Until next time, God bless America, our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry. Senior Center planning Vets Day Fall Festival LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh By S. Brady Calhoun Florida Freedom Newspapers Help, and a lot of cash, is on the way to Deepwater Horizon oil spill victims in North Florida. Catholic Charities, a social minis try of the Catholic Church, has been selected by the Rockefeller Philan thropy Advisors to administer a $3.5 million fund that will assist local resi dents who were nancially, emotion ally or physically injured by the spill. The fund was created by an anony mous donation. The $3.5 million will go to pro grams that serve Franklin, Escam bia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay and Gulf counties, according to a news release. The objective of the Fund for Gulf Communities is especially important because strengthening our nonprot networks along with our communi ties will enable us to be much better equipped in the future to respond more rapidly and effectively to any challenges that may arise, said Mark Dufva, executive director of Catholic Charities. Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida will get $825,000 during the rst round of funding, which will total about $1.6 million The group will use the money for emergency assistance, nancial literacy education and food pantry operations in Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach and Panama City, and for the expansion of Bridges to Cir cles poverty initiative. Legal Services of North Florida will get $200,000 for paralegals and attorney time to support individuals, chiey low-wage earners, and small businesses making BP Claims. The Families Count Host Homes Youth Initiative in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties will get $100,000 to help teens who are not living at home complete high school. Pensacola State College will get $125,000 to help displaced workers complete GED or bachelors degree programs and get employed. The Perdido Bay Creek Tribe in Escam bia County will get $130,000 for a green jobs initiative and the Musco gee Tribe in Walton County will get $72,000 for emergency assistance and job preparation training for unem ployed rural residents. The Hunger and Homeless Coalition of Northwest Florida Inc. in Bay County will get more than $15,000. These organizations and several others also will work with Rockefell er Philanthropy Advisors, which will provide program guidance, technical assistance and monitoring support to regional organizations, such as Cath olic Charities. Catholic Charities to distribute $3.5 million to North Florida She said because she works at Sal lys in Sopchoppy and Sarah works at the Fish Camp on Timber Island, they are anxious to nd another house in Carrabelle as soon as possible. In the meantime, they are staying with rela tives in Crawfordville and Carrabelle. The family escaped with nothing more than the clothing on their backs. Fran even lost her purse, paycheck and tips for the week. She said her boss will reissue the check, but the tips will be sorely missed. American Red Cross volunteer Gathana Parmenas said the agency will provide the Beatys with nancial assistance for food clothing and shoes. But they will need things like sheets, towels, blankets and even a broom. The Beatys would welcome dona tions of money, furniture and clothing (size 9 for the women and 24 months for Joshua), household goods, furni ture including baby furniture and all the other household needs we mostly take for granted. In Carrabelle, bring donated items to the municipal center in the old Car rabelle School during business hours, call 697-2727 or call Tamara Allen of Carrabelle Cares at 524-1153. In Apalachicola, take items to the community service center at the for mer Apalachicola High School. Victims advocate Clarice Powell said items can be labeled specically for the Beatys. For more information, call 653-3930. FIRE from page A1
The Times Outdoors E-mail outdoors news to firstname.lastname@example.org More coverage online at apalachtimes.com Corner of Marina Drive next to Piggly Wiggly Port St. Joe, FL www.BWOsh.com Everything for your Outdoor Adventure SCALLOPS ARE GETTING BIG! S EE U S F OR ALL Y O U R SCALLOPING NEE D S W E H A V E SNOR K ELING GEAR D I V E F LAGS D I V E BAGS WATER SOC K S GLO V ES SCALLOP K NI V ES H ATS AN D S U NTAN LOTION EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR A GREAT DAY! Thu rsday, August 11 Page A8 By Frank Sargeant email@example.com Flounder look like a sh not quite nished. They appear to be a standard-issue critter split in half, with a at, featureless underside thats good for nothing but resting on bottom. And indeed, thats just how a ounder operates. Its the beauty of its odd design, and of all in the atsh family. Flounder are a Panhandle favorite when it comes to table sh. What they lack in ghting ability, they make up in availability; get in the right spot at the right time and capturing the legal limit of 10 sh 12 inches or more is possible in an hour. Of course, nding that right spot is the issue, as in all shing. Panhandle ounder move around with the seasons; from now through the rst severe cold front in November or December, the easiest place to nd them likely is to be inside the major bays, in the lower end of the larger rivers and around the passes to the Gulf. When it gets cold, theres a rapid migration seaward, with thousands of the atsh settling on reefs and hard bottom off the beaches. And the passes can produce great action when the sh are outbound in fall and inbound in spring. Bob Sykes Cut through St. George Island is one of the most famous ounder spots in Florida. The jetties at Destin Inlet can be great, as well. Wherever you sh for ounder, the best way to catch them is with live baits; shrimp, killish (bull minnows), small sardines or nger mullet. These can be free-lined around oyster bars and reedy shorelines, or weighted and shed in potholes in places such as Destin Harbor or holes and drops in east St. Andrew Bay. Numerous creek mouths on the east end of Choctawhatchee Bay where the Choctawhatchee River splits into delta country all can be good best on outgoing tides as are the numerous small rivers owing into East Bay at Apalachicola. Every bridge spanning the sounds and bays throughout the region can be productive. Fish the ledge where shallow water drops to deep on the bottom of the low tide in these areas. Flounder readily take articial lures, just not quite so readily as live bait. Lures which resemble shrimp are the favorite: the DOA 4-inch plastic shrimp is hard to beat when dragged slowly down the dropoff of a pass or the edge of a at. Many anglers offer a comboplatter; a half-ounce bucktail jig tipped with a live killish or a fresh-cut shrimp tail can be just the ticket when the sh are on the near-shore reefs in winter. Some old-time Panhandle anglers troll weedless spoons around the oyster bars on high tide to nd ounder concentrations. Its a tactic that seems counter-intuitive, running the outboard over the sh in shallow water, but it can be highly productive in late October. Flounder feed by lying at on the bottom, sometimes under a light coating of sand that is ipped over themselves. When a baitsh or shrimp comes close enough, they lunge out and grab it. Thus, the strikes can be fairly explosive. Thats about the peak of the excitement, though. They often settle right back to bottom after they grab a bait, and anglers new to ounder shing may assume they missed the sh because its not moving. Keep the pressure on and youll soon pull the reluctant creature to the boat. The fight is somewhat akin to reeling in a pie plate as their jaws are not strong, so its a good idea to net the larger ones to make sure they wind up in the ice chest. Another interesting way to collect a ounder dinner is peaking right now. Flounder gigging in the shallows of St. Andrew Bay is highly productive in August, September and early October. Flat-bottomed boats with powerful lights rigged on the bow illuminate the water ahead as the rig eases along in depths of 1 to 2 feet. The angler stands on the bow with a long-handled gig, and when the round, shadowy shape of a ounder appears in the lights, the gig does the job. Capt. James Pic of Destin specializes in this tactic, and you can check www.jp2sh.com for details. When the sh move outside after the rst cold front, Capt. Blake Nelson out of Destin has their number. He shes a halfounce jig with a plastic uke tail on hard bottom areas within a mile of the beach and frequently brings in limit catches. Learn more at www.captainblake.com. Floundering around Panhandle atsh seem made to t a plate RAY MA R KA M A ND F R A N K SA R GEA N T Flounder shing is great inside Panhandle bays from now through the rst cold front in fall. Many sh move off the beaches when inside waters chill in November, experts say. TOP : This 4-pound whopper ounder took a jig rigged with a swimmer tail to be brought aboard. ALTERNATIVE OUTDOORS Stargazing not as easy as it used to be By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer Are you a stargazer? If you are or want to become one, you might want to check out Sky and Telescope, an online magazine featuring a day-by-day schedule of heavenly events and articles on astronomy. Stardate is another website that offers information on upcoming astral events. Right now, Jupiter and Saturn are prominent in the night sky. The Persied meteor shower will occur Aug. 13, but unfortunately, the moon will be full, so the shooting star display will be less visible. You dont need to be an astronomer to appreciate the beauty of the night sky, but in industrialized areas, those night skies are rapidly disappearing as the amount of light pollution increases because of advertising and security lighting. Light pollution is prevalent across the southeastern United States. Light pollution is any adverse effect of articial light. It wastes energy, interferes with scientic research, disrupts wildlife and the ecological balance and has been linked to negative consequences in human health. Living on the coast, Panhandle residents are well aware of the negative affects of light on animals like sea turtles. Many scientists believe that articial light interferes with normal human sleep patterns as well. Some studies even suggest sleep disruption is a factor in certain types of cancer. Night lighting discourages bats from colonizing an area, which means more mosquitoes. In fact, night lighting has been shown to have a bad effect on every species of nocturnal animal studied so far. Half of the animal species on the planet are active at night. Nighttime light pollution has negative effects on plants as well and has been shown to inhibit owering in some species. There are several organizations devoted to reducing light pollution. The Dark Sky Society, supports educational and legislative efforts to eliminate light pollution, according to its website. The International DarkSky Association (IDA) certies International Dark Sky Communities, International Dark Sky Parks and International Dark Sky Reserves. These are locations with exceptional nightscapes that serve as reminders that with quality outdoor lighting, the extraordinary wonders of the nighttime sky and night environment are just as much a part of our lifestyle and history as are the daylight hours. There are specic requirements to earn the IDA designation which is awarded in Bronze, Silver and Gold tiers. Astronomers Without Borders has a similar program where Star Parks can be registered. There are no certied dark places or star parks in Florida listed on IDAs website. Tates Hell is one of the darkest places left in Florida. One of the darkest places in the swamp is N 29 58.849 W 084 56.705. The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve and several nearby state parks occasionally have night programs. Once upon a time, the Milky Way was visible from Battery Park in Apalachicola, but those days are gone. Dark sky advocates urge everyone to think carefully about outdoor lighting and demand that government entities use the least intrusive lighting available in public areas. The IDA website provides sample lighting codes already in use in some areas. RESOURCES Sky and Telescope: www.skyandtelescope. com Stardate: http:// stardate.org/nightsky Dark Sky Society: www.darkskysociety.org International DarkSky Association: www.darksky.org Astronomers Without Borders: www.onestar-awb.org Freshwater King sh, wahoo and Mahi continue to be found. Look for weed line or debris to troll around. Flat lining live hardtail is the ticket for big Kings. Red grouper and Amberjack have been fun, nd live bottom or some structure and DROP. Gag grouper to re-open Sept. 16. Lots of B-liner and vermillion snapper cut bait and small live baits will do the trick. Inshore Offshore Scalloping has been a blast the past few weeks. Tarpon are good when you nd them with live mullet and pin sh. Trout and redsh bite is best early in the morning. Look for grass ats and sandy holes. Look for Spanish and smaller king sh in deeper water with live drift bait or even shallow running jerk bait. Freshwater has been bringing in nice cats and big bream. Good reports from Wetappo Creek using devils horse for nice bass. Catsh are loving shrimp or chicken liver in Howard Creek. Not much happening in Depot Creek, but you can nd some shell cracker if you look. SPONSORED B Y
CARRABELLE A PALA C HI C OLA SP O RT S www.apalachtimes.com A Section By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer Panhandle Outdoors was the winning team in this years eighth annual King sh Shootout, hosted last weekend by C-Quarters Ma rina to benet the Leukemia Research Foundation. This year, the $10,000 sh did not break the 50.4 pound record set by Captain Blake Gardner and the Reel Smoker Fishing team, but Captain Tony Bass and his crew did reel in a 42.9-pound king. The two-day tournament paid out $23,000 in prize mon ey, with the largest check ($10,000) going to the team Panhandle Outdoors. All of the top 10 sh took home a purse. The runner-up, team Weather Maker, got $5,000 for the second place sh (37.8 pounds); Bluewater Preda tors walked with $2,500 for their 36-pound third place entry; and Loan Shark took $1,000 for fourth. The entry fee for this years event was reduced to $300 per boat to assist partic ipants with fuel and lodging expenses, Crowder said. Because of changes in grouper season, the annual tournament was for kingsh only. In the past, both king sh and grouper took prizes. The shootout was Aug. 6-7 with the Captains Meeting at C-Quarters Marina Aug. 5. In 2010, the event was can celed because of the threat of the BP oil spill. This year, 144 shermen registered for the tourney, and C-Quarters presented the Leukemia Research Foundation with a check for $30,000. Part of the money comes from rafe tickets sold on do nated items. This year, that included a beautiful patriotic quilt from the Wandering Star Quilt Club of Lanark Vil lage and a trailer-mounted smoker, built and donated by Ronald Hays of Hays Liquid Transport of Camilla, Ga. Page 9 Thursday, August 11, 2011 By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer More than 140 people attend ed a new festival in Carrabelle last month. On July 30, Carrabelle-Thomp son Airport hosted the rst-ever Carrabelle Speed Festival. Organizer Blake Hutchison, of www.wannagofast.com, said he was pleased with the turnout. He said participants came from as far away as Texas to drive here, with 37 cars were entered in the competition. The event was a boost to tour ism because most attendees came from outside the county and many spent the night in Car rabelle, hoping to arrive at the speed trials early. In fact, Hutchi sons sponsors arrived in town late without reservations and couldnt nd a vacant hotel room. The drivers began arriving at the airport at around 7:45 a.m. and from 9 a.m. until about 1 p.m. participants paid $85 to drive in speed trials on Carrabelles mile runway, $25 to ride with a driver or $10 to watch from the sidelines. On site, there was a deejay and food provided by the Pit Stop Grill on U.S. 98. The highest recorded speed, Hutchison said, was 177 mph set by James Lottes, driving a 2004 Mustang Cobra Twin Turbo. Hutchison had planned to hold trials through 5:30 p.m., but the unusually hot weather brought an early end to the fun. He said he likely will stage an other speed fest in the fall when its cooler and is hoping to bring in drivers twice a year. He said he hopes to attract more local par ticipation by stepping up adver tising in the future. The Carrabelle Speed Festival is unique, Hutchison said, be cause it pits two drivers against each other in the trials. In Car rabelle, the paired competitors have a quarter-mile to acceler ate and a half-mile to brake. Its the only half-mile heads up, he said. A similar event, known as the Texas Mile, allows cars to do solo runs on a runway. City Attorney Dan Hartman said Hutchison obtained all the proper permits before the meet. Fire trucks and emergency per sonnel were on site just in case, and the event carried $2 million in liability insurance. Hutchison said he wished to thank the city, City Administrator Courtney Millender, Airport Man ager Mark Nobles, and Chamber of Commerce Director Suzanne Zimmerman for their help. By David Adlerstein Times City Editor Franklin County High School has decided that keeping it all the family, by hiring the promising young spouses of existing faculty members, is a strategy for revitalizing its athletic pro grams. Last month, the school board approved the selec tion of Michael Sweatt, 28, husband of Franklin County High School psychologist Lisa Sweatt, to replace Manny Bloom as high school physical education teacher and varsity basket ball coach. And last week, the school board turned to Sally Wheel er, 27, wife of middle school physical ed teacher Tim Wheeler, to head up the vol leyball program and teach business education. With both teachers young and enthusiastic, athletes in their own right, and hav ing cut their teeth on a few years of instructional ex perience, Principal George Oehlert said he believes the district got the best of all possible worlds. Were excited about the spouse combination. Its a coup to have all four of them here, he said. I think the thing with the Sweatts and the Wheelers are both of the individuals on their own are quite a nd for Frank lin County. We wouldnt be doing this if they werent really bringing something to the school. It would be foolhardy on our part just to do it to have two spouses employed. Oehlert also noted that dissatisfaction by spouses, unafliated with the school district, was a factor in the districts recent loss of two promising young coaches. I think for bringing in young teachers who are married, the spouse needs to be happy with be ing here, Oehlert said. If both are employed with the school system, thats going to help with the harmony of being pleased with Franklin County. Wheeler graduated with a bachelors degree in sci ence and graphic design in 2007 and a masters in sports administration in 2009, both from Troy Uni versity where she attended on a softball scholarship. She will be joining a sys tem where her husband, Tim, who played college baseball at Troy, last year directed the middle school softball program. Sally Wheeler last year helped out by advising some prom ising young Lady Seahawk pitchers on their form. I am very excited about being volleyball coach and just excited about getting back into it, said Wheeler, who played under veteran volleyball coach Jose Mo rales during her high school years at Wakulla. If you could think of having a total package in a coach who was super in tense, and that was him every single day, and you al ways had fun with him, and after your playing days were over, you could call him and hed help with life, sports, want to tell a joke too, he is honestly a great person, she said. I hope that I can live up to the coach he is. Wheeler opened the 2011 volleyball campaign on Wednesday with the rst varsity practice. She said 18 girls came out for var sity tryouts, and all plan to stay within the programs, with a dozen on the varsity. A middle school and junior varsity tryout will be held after school begins. Interestingly, Wheeler has known Sweatt since elementary school in Sop choppy. Both are Wakulla natives, and she was a year behind him in school. Plans to revitalize hoop program Sweatt comes to Frank lin County from Wakulla, where he not only starred on the basketball court a decade ago, but directed the varsity basketball program for the past two years. Sweatts success in the game came early, when he played varsity for four years under Wakulla coach Simon Nelson, who averaged dou ble-digit win totals for each of those years, highlighted in 2000 when the War Ea gles won 17 ball games and went to regionals for the rst time since 1987. The following year, Swe att led the Big Bend in both assists and steals, averag ing 18 points, eight assists and four steals a game. For college, he had the choice between the hard court and the diamond. He decided to pursue baseball, playing the middle ineld at Florida A&M University, where he graduated in 2006 with a bachelors in physi cal education. It was also on the diamond where Swe att met his future wife, who played softball. After graduation, Swe att returned to his roots in Crawfordville, rst as a var sity assistant and later as head coach. When I got to Wakulla my rst year, I had a goal for them, and I believe I helped reached it, he said. We got double-digit wins, after they had won one ball game an entire season. At the middle school, they had one win, a forfeit, and that year we ended up winning nine ball games. Sweatt won six times his rst year at the helm, and then 10, and last year we competed in every single game, he said. In addition, he started the countys rst AAU team, and now two more have sprung up. With only one returning player, Chance Buffkin, who saw signicant playing time last year, Sweatt said hes heard all of the naysayers talk about the challenges the Seahawks face next year, but hes undaunted. Its a building process that I do understand. I know how to build a program, he said. If theres talent here in the ninth and 10th grade, I can build on those guys. I have seen kids in sixth and seventh grade that could hardly dribble a basketball, but Ive seen them turned around where now they are college prospects. Apalachicola had one of the best teams when I was growing up, and Id like to get it back, Sweatt said. They kind of forgot about the young kids, and theres some good athletes. I see athletes, and its a matter of getting them the correct coaching and fundamentals to play basketball. Id like to get the parks and recreation system in volved, he said. Offseason programs, in spring and summer, are when it hap pens. Its going to be a lot of work, but Im denably interested and motivated. Carrabelle sports banquet tonight The Carrabelle Youth League Sports Banquet will be at 6:30 p.m. today, August 11, at Will Kendrick Park. All parents and kids who participated in the season are invited to come out and enjoy cake and drinks and watch your favorite players get their trophies. There also will be a ball game pitting the kids against their parents. If you have any questions, call Connie at 6535347 or Jenni at 528-3614. Tailgating to benet Covenant Hospice Covenant Hospice will host Tailgating With a Purpose from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 27 at Langford Green outside Doak Campbell Stadium. Come show your school (or professional) spirit and celebrate the return of football season with a concert by Sarah Mac Band and Wilson Dean Band, food from local eateries, a silent auction and the opportunity to win a package that includes four tickets to the Florida State vs. Oklahoma football game on Sept. 17. Tickets are available for advance purchase or at the door, and parking is complimentary. Proceeds of the event will support Covenant Hospices unfunded programs in Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor and Wakulla counties. Covenant Hospice is a not-for-prot organization dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate end-oflife care to patients and their families. Income from this event will help offset the $2.4 million cost of indigent care we provide, along with our unfunded support services, such as bereavement and chaplain services, and our childrens and volunteer programs, said Lydia Claire Brooks, development manager for Covenant Hospice. To purchase a ticket for Tailgating With a Purpose or for more information, call Lydia Claire Brooks at 701-0137 or email lydiaclaire. firstname.lastname@example.org. 37 cars entered in inaugural Carrabelle Speed Festival LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Blake Hutchison gives the go-ahead for a speed trial. Spouses hired to key coaching positions MIKE AND LISA SWEATT WITH THEIR NEW SON, JAXON TIM AND SALL Y WHEELER Sports BRIEFS Panhandle Outdoors takes top Shootout purse Team Panhandle Outdoors displays their winning sh and their prize. From left are Wendy Colston, Captain Tony Bass, Guy Carter and Winston Chester. MA RY LAWHO N | Special to the Times Kingsh Shootout winners PLACE TEAM CAPTAIN WEIGHT 1 Florida Panhandle Outdoors Tony Bass 42.9 2 Weather Maker Paul Paulk 37.8 3 Bluewater Predator Michael Lodge 36 4 Loan Shark David Hulse 34.2 5 T-Bar Terry Bareld 32.2 6 Wave Length Scotty Whitaker 31.8 7 Cowhead Bubba Berryhill 30.5 8 Hooked Again Jeff Baldree 29.4 9 Two Cs Allen Cloer 29.2 10 Haywire Matthew Bradshaw 28.4
Local A10 | The Times Thursday, August 11, 2011 study in 2013. Some airport funding is tied to whats happening in Washington, McCarron said. Its put in the pro gram, but its less certain (that the funds will be avail able). Much airport fund ing is from federal sources. State road and local road funding is more certain be cause its part of the scally balanced transportation trust fund. Ted Mosteller, chair man of the Airport Advisory Board, said in a telephone interview that the gures were very misleading. Of the $264,000 earmarked for land acquisition next year, we will only receive a little over $13,000, and of the $600,000 to construct the taxiway in 2015, we have really been awarded only $30,000. I have asked them (DOT) not to publish these gures because they are in correct and confusing. Lanark Village will get a sidewalk along Oak Street in 2012, and Carrabelle will get a $116,000 sidewalk along U.S. 98 from Tallahas see St. to Kenneth B. Cope St. Carrabelle also will get a multi-use path along Carra belle Beach. DOT has set aside funds to repair the Ochlocknee Bay Bridge and bridges at Yent Bayou, Turkey Bayou, Graham Creek and Porter Bar Creek. Earmarked to fund pub lic transportation is $98,000 for Crooms Inc. in 2012. At the July 19 county commission meeting, Com missioner Cheryl Sanders asked McCarron why the DOT has not put U.S. 98 on the list to be repaved. They have not done anything but patchwork since (Hurricane) Dennis, she said. They expect tour ists to come into the county on those roads? Its a scenic byway, and its pitiful, Commissioner Pinki Jackel said. The high way is what people drive ev ery day. They spent all that money rebuilding the shoul der, and thats worth about a nickel. Commissioner Bevin Putnal added, Millions of dollars was spent putting mesh and net along 98. It doesnt work. All of those rocks will be in Tates Hell. We could have paved that road several times over for that money. Its the biggest waste Ive ever seen. McCarron said DOT is trying to balance safety with scenic value. Commission Chair Noah Lockley said the main high way needs to be moved back from the coast. He suggest ed that the current U.S. 98 be kept as a scenic route. Jackel complained that the sidewalks recently constructed by DOT on St. George Island are not welldesigned. We didnt get the bids, and we didnt choose de sign, she said. Now, Ive got sidewalks on St. George Island that, when theres a good rain, theyre under wa ter. We love sidewalks, but such an inferior product. Not much prep work, if any, was allowed. They told me the state approved the de sign and that was how they had to build it. McCarron told the com mission he was at the meet ing to get their feedback and ideas. He said their criti cisms would be addressed. They put out $300,000 in my district and only spent $150,000. Ive never seen the rest of the money, Lockley said. There should be inter est built up. The moneys been sitting there for three years, Jackel said. McCarron asked where the commission would like the money to be used. I gave you a list of alter natives, County Planner Alan Pierce told McCarron. And never heard back. DOT from page A1 Notice for Interested Contractors/ Request for Qualications (RFQ) Single Family Capital Area Community Action Agency has received federal funds for weatherizing residential homes in Franklin and Gulf counties. Weatherization includes air inltration reduction, insulation, repair/replacement of doors and windows, low-ow showerheads and compact uorescent light bulbs repair/replacement of heating/ cooling systems and water heaters. Work will begin October 1, 2011 and must be performed under the supervision of a state licensed contractor and is subject to DavisBacon requirements. Current contractors must re-apply. 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On the previous day, Sanders had signaled she had an issue with the private, not-for-prot Hu mane Society when she grilled Van John son, director of animal control, about his policies at the government department. Johnson told her his department eu thanizes about 800 dogs and cats a year and incinerates the carcasses. He said the costs involved in caring for these animals varies, depending on whether they are strays, with most held for ve days. We have to feed em and fat ten em up for the slaughter, he said. Its a rough job, but somebody has to do it. Johnson said he was unable to say pre cisely how many animals his department regularly picks up from the Humane So ciety but estimated it was about two or three per week. At the hearing the following morning, Sanders voiced her concerns with two representatives from the county Humane Society: president Susan Kearney and board member Bud Hayes. I dont have no problem giving the Hu mane Society some money, Sanders said. I have a problem with the Humane So ciety saying theyre a no-kill shelter. The blood is still on your hands, and thats the way I feel. Sanders, who cares for 13 dogs and ve cats at her Carrabelle home, said after the meeting that she had become alarmed af ter learning that several kittens given by the family to the shelter had been eutha nized, Hayes told the commission that at one point, there was a sign that said no kill, and thats very misleading. We would like to say that, but as a practicality, far more animals than we like have to be eu thanized. We can not warehouse animals indenitely. Sanders pleaded with the Humane So ciety representatives to make that clear to the public. Those little kittens, if I had known you all were going to recommend them to be killed, Id have done it myself (cared for them), she said. Im very upset about that. One person having a bad experience can ruin that Humane Society. Kearney said the Humane Society has started a low-cost spay and neuter pro gram that it hopes will better control the population of unwanted animals and that it prefers the term low kill to describe its policies. We dont tell anybody were no-kill. Were trying not to misinform anybody, Kearney said. Do not mislead the public, Sanders replied, before moving to tentatively ap prove a $41,131 allocation for the Humane Society. Lockley had difculty with once again funding Franklin County Literacy, a pro gram he long has argued should be the nancial responsibility of the school dis trict. Director Maxine Creamer said the program funds one full-time and one parttime salary, with the remaining funding coming from grants and other support. I have offset all other funding through partnerships, she said. We dont have any rent and no utilities; thats a pretty strong partnership. The school can not reach everyone. Were very spread out here; we have to work together. The peo ple arent going to drive that distance. She said the city of Carrabelle has provided free space and a $1,000 funding support and that from 65 to 73 students are enrolled each year in the program, which helps students earn an average of 22 GEDs each year. Plus, she said, theres a variety of test preparation for vocational training and other job opportunities. We have a school system, and we support the library, Lockley said. They can do these programs. This should be done by the school system; its a school program. Creamer also said the program charg es no fees because the students cannot afford them. The commissioner tentatively ap proved a $39,791 budget, with Lockley voting no. The last of the nongovernment pro grams to be considered (see chart) was Crooms Transportation, whose owner, John Croom, said he would have a dif cult time sustaining another 10 percent cut after the one he endured last year. Last year we were cut 10 percent on the grant. I had to make that money up, he said. Were talking about people going to the doctors; that was a hard one last year. We need that. We got hit with gas also. We were already cut more than 10 percent with gas, so actually youre look ing at more than 20 percent being cut. We cover the entire county, and these are medical appointments, and weve been doing quite a bit of it ourselves, he said. That would put us at a disadvan tage. Youre going towards putting us out of business. Jackel said Crooms would be putting up $3,000 to get $30,000. For every dollar it spends, it gets 90 cents back from the government. Its not fun to sit up here and cut, she said. Its hard on us. These are people who need it the most. Hopefully, were go ing to have more to work with next year. NONPROFITS from page A1 CITY COMMISSIONER SEA TS (CHOOSE 2) Frank Mathes I will treat everybody fair and honest. Ive done things nobody likes. Ive done things I didnt like after I did it, but out of everything there must be something everybody approves of. Charlotte Schneider Hi. Im Charlotte Schneider, and I am running for city commissioner in Carrabelle. Twelve months ago, I was appointed to the commission board and am currently seeking a four-year term. I believe actions speak louder than words, and I would like to continue my job serving the people of Carrabelle. I have been very active in this community and will continue to seek and pursue all forms of revenue including jobs for our citizens and concentrate on smart growth for our city. We as a city are facing difcult times regarding our funding for our community, citizens, parks and museums. Funding that we as a city received in years past is not available with the economy and government facing decits every day. I feel that the city commissioners must nd a way for our city to grow while keeping the community we all love and cherish. I am a sixth-generation Franklin County native and remember riding a school bus over the wooden bridge into Carrabelle from Eastpoint to attend Carrabelle Junior High. I know what hard work is all about and am not afraid to give my position and the Carrabelle citizens my full attention to reach the goals needed for this community to thrive. I have worked closely with our Chamber of Commerce and the City Board to help promote visitors to our city so they can discover how special Carrabelle really is. My qualications include serving as a Planning and Zoning board member for two years, a member of the Carrabelle Chamber Board of Directors, a city commissioner for the past 12 months, a licensed Realtor with current knowledge of all zoning laws and issues, a 14-year resident of Carrabelle and a lifetime resident of Franklin County. My objective is to assist in the promotion of all our local businesses and the people who currently work and to increase the need for these businesses to hire more people. Other areas of our county have for years reaped the benets of tourists and the money they spend. This is what I refer to as smart growth. We have a very special area, and God has blessed us with an abundance of unique places and things to do in Carrabelle. I want to share that with tourists while increasing jobs and tax dollars. I believe it is crucial for all Carrabelle citizens to have a say in the progress and activities that involve our community. I encourage you to please call or email me and let me know your concerns and what I can do to help. Telephone: 370-6223 Email: email@example.com. Thank you for your support! CHARLOTTE SCHNEIDER FRANK MA THES Gene Spivey Hello, my name is Gene Spivey of Carrabelle. Im a candidate for city commissioner. Im 71 years old, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, was a small business owner for more than 25 years and have been retired for more than nine years. I am a registered independent with conservative political views. I would bring a conservative voice and vote to the city commission. In my conservative thinking, I believe in smaller government being more efcient and less costly to taxpayers (such as me). If I am elected to be a city commissioner, I pledge to do my very best on all matters that come before the city commission and will do what I think is in the best interest for Carrabelle and all its citizens. I can be reached at 697-2604 most anytime. GENE SPIVEY
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A bluesman from Kingston Springs, Tenn. and frequent performer on the Nashville scene, Bebo, also known as John Paul Daniel, composed the music for Salty to the Bone. The lyrics were written by John Spohrer of St. George Island, who jotted the lyrics down after a brainstorming session about the Franklin County Tourist Development Councils new ad campaign, funded with part of the BP settlement. The theme of the campaign is Were Salty! Bebo is quite familiar with Franklin County. He visits here often and owns the Brick House Gallery on U.S. 98 in Carrabelle. He also sits in with the Wakulla Band in Sopchoppy from time to time. We get down there as much as we can, he said in a telephone interview. I love Carrabelle and Franklin County. I was really honored when John Spohrer called me about the song. Bebo plays guitar on the recording of Salty to the Bone and sings on some versions, although he said the most popular recording of the hometown tune turned out to be a performance by Nashville blues singer Miranda Louise. Locally, the song debuted at the opening banquet for the Florida Dixie All-Stars state softball tournament in July. It is now being aired across the South as background music for advertisements touting local tourist attractions. You can watch the videos at http://www.forgottencoasttv.com. Bebo is also a folk artist who creates signs and critters from scrap lumber. His work is available at several local galleries including the Brick House and Artemis Gallery in Apalachicola. LANARK MARKET REOPENSLOIS SWOBODA | The TimesOn July 19, Lanark Villagers were pleased to welcome into their community Carson Ulrich, who has reopened a newly renovated Lanark Market on U.S. 98 next to the Lanark Boat Clubs marina. The new market carries coffee and snacks, groceries, shing supplies, automotive needs and fuel for both land vehicles and boats. Ulrich said a barbecue restaurant called the Naughty Hog will open at the site this week, with space for outdoor dining. Lanark residents say they are happy to have a store located conveniently close to the village. Salty to the Bone: Story of the songJOHN PAUL DANIEL | Special to the TimesBebo and Miranda Louise record Salty to the Bone. SALTY TO THE BONE(The Franklin County Florida Song)Music by John Paul DanielWords by John B. Spohrer Jr.When Im on vacation there I lay out on the golden beach And breathe in the salty air And feel the sand beneath my feet From my ipops to my sunburned nose Theres just one place I want my toes, In the salty waves of my vacation home Franklin County Florida, where theyre salty to the bone Yeah, they eat the salty oysters And they sail the briny blue, And when they meet you there my friend, They know youre salty too From my ip ops to my sunburned nose Theres just one place I want my toes In the salty waves of my vacation home Franklin County Florida, where theyre salty to the bone Franklin County Florida Its my vacation home Franklin County Florida Where theyre salty to the bone
A12| The Times Thursday, August 11, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS 3482T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CASE NO. 08-000228-CA HANCOCK BANK, successor in interest to PEOPLES FIRST COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. NOLAN LASSISTER a/k/a NOLAN LASSITER, SR. MELINDA LASSITER, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to an Amended Final Judgment of Foreclosure as to sale date only dated July 25, 2011 entered in Case Number 08CA-228 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida wherein HANCOCK BANK, successor in interest to PEOPLES FIRST COMMUNITY BANK is the Plaintiff and NOLAN LASSITER a/k/a NOLAN LASSITER, SR. and MELINDA LASSITER are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida, Franklin County, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, on the 7th day of September, 2011, the following described property situated in Franklin County, Florida, and set forth in the Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 1 of Peninsular Point Unit No. 7, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 3, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. ALSO Begin at a concrete monument marking the Northwest corner of Lot 1, of Penisular Point Unit No. 7, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 3 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida and thence run South 17 degrees 27 minutes 31 seconds West along the Westerly boundary of said Lot 85.50 feet to a re-bar marking the Southwest corner of said lot thence run North 64 degrees 56 minutes 20 seconds West 203.66 feet to a re-bar on the Southeasterly right-of-way boundary of County Road No. 370, thence run North 49 degrees 48 minutes 32 seconds East along said rightof-way boundary 93.11 feet to a re-bar, thence run South 65 degrees 00 minutes 36 seconds East 153.37 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. The above described property containing a part of Lot 12, Block K of Bald Point Estates, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 43 45. of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Court Administrators Office no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding at 300 East Fourth Street, Panama City, Florida, 32401; Telephone: (850) 763-9061, ext. 327: 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); or 1-800955-5770 (V), via Flor3454T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 09-00316 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. EMILY NIXON CRUM A/K/A EMILY ANNETTE NIXON A/K/A EMILY NIXON WALLACE; JAMIE D. CRUM A/K/A JAMIE CRUM; BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY; UNKNOWN TENANT (S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale Date dated the 27th day of July, 2011, and entered in Case No. 09-00316, of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and EMILY NIXON CRUM A/K/A EMILY ANNETTE NIXON A/K/A EMILY NIXON WALLACE; JAMIE D. CRUM A/K/A JAMIE CRUM; BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY and UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of the Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT STEPS OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320, at 11:00 a.m. on the 7th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 6 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN NORTH 01 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SECTION LINE 91.46 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE RUN SOUTH 74 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 12 SECONDS WEST 83.31 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 21 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 48 SECONDS WEST 249.23 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 26 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 57 SECONDS WEST 126.28 FEET, THENCE NORTH 60 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTHERLY RIGHTOF-WAY BOUNDARY OF A COUNTY GRADED ROAD 251.74 FEET TO THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 6 WEST, THENCE RUN SOUTH 01 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SECTION LINE 444.64 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO A COUNTY GRADED ROAD OVER AND ACROSS THE NORTHERLY 60.00 FEET THEREOF. SUBJECT TO A FLORIDA POWER CORPORATION TRANSMISSION LINE OVER AND ACROSS THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY. 3481T PUBLIC NOTICE Notice for Interested Contractors/ Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Single Family Capital Area Community Action Agency has received federal funds for weatherizing residential homes in Franklin and Gulf counties. Weatherization includes air infiltration reduction, insulation, repair/replacement of doors and windows, low-flow showerheads and compact fluorescent light bulbs repair/replacement of heating/cooling systems and water heaters. Work will begin October 1, 2011 and must be performed under the supervision of a state licensed contractor and is subject to Davis-Bacon requirements. Current contractors must re-apply. A Pre-BID conference will be held on Friday, August 19, 2011, 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Franklin Promise Community Room, 192 14th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320, Apalachicola, FL. The RFQ is due no later than 5:00pm, Monday, August 29, 2011. To attend the Pre-BID conference, request an RFQ, or for more information, contact Mecarlo Richardson or Debbie Mabry, (850) 222-2043, fax (850) 270-9561, or debora. email@example.com August 11, 18, 2011 3438T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to GULF STATE COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs ROMAIN MOTIER, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company and OLIVIER DUCIMETIEREMONOD, Individually and as Managing Member Defendant(s) CASE NO.: 08-000042-CA NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida described as: Lots 1, 2 and 3, Block 4, COOMBS ADDITION to the City of Carrabelle as per map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 10, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. at Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on September 21, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 26th day of July, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Steve M. Watkins, III FBN: 0794996 41 Commerce Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 (850) 653-1949 August 4, 11, 2011 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 27th day of July, 2011. Marcia Johnson Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: Terry Creamer Deputy Clerk Aug 11, 18, 2011 3275T IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF LEE COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION PETITION OF: JOSHUA DAVENPORT DOCKET # 11A5RS TO ADOPT THE MINOR CHILD: LANDON REESE CARLTON 3426T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to GULF STATE COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs ELLIOTT FANN, Individually and as Managing Member of ISLAND ENDEAVORS, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company; WALTER g. aUTREY, JR., Individually and as Managing Member of ISLAND ENDEAVORS, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, Defendant(s) CASE NO.: 11-000031-CA NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida described as: Lots 5, 6, and 7, Block 4 West, according to that certain Plat known as St. George Island Gulf Beaches, Unit No. 1, Franklin County, Florida. The same Being recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 7 in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida. at Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on August 24, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 26th day of July, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Steve M. Watkins, III FBN: 0794996 41 Commerce Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 (850) 653-1949 August 4, 11, 2011 3437T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to GULF STATE COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs ANCHOR REALTY AND MORTGAGE COMPANY a/k/a ANCHOR REALTY AND MORTGAGE COMPANY OF ST. GEORGE ISLAND, and OLIVIER DUCIMETIERE-MONOD, Individually and as President Defendant(s) CASE NO.: 08-000040-CA NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida described as: Lot 2, Block 9, EASTPOINT ADDITION according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 4, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. at Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on September 21, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 26th day of July, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Steve M. Watkins, III FBN: 0794996 41 Commerce Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 (850) 653-1949 August 4, 11, 2011 3425T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to GULF STATE COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs RAYMOND A. LASH3386T STATE OF FLORIDA, CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION, Petitioner vs. CLIFF OLEN HUNTER, Case #29558 Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CLIFF OLEN HUNTER, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative Complaint has been filed against you seeking to revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in accordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder. You are required to serve a written copy of your intent to request a hearing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Michael Crews, PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Criminal Justice Professionalism Program, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on or before September 26, 2011. Failure to do so will result in a default being entered against you to Revoke said certification pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. Dated: July 26, 2011 Ernest W. George CHAIRMAN -CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION By: Cliff Chitwood, Division Representative August 4, 11 18, 25, 2011 3408T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-02CP Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF SHEILA LORRAINE BRANTS COUGHLAN NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SHEILA LORRAINE BRANTS COUGHLAN, deceased, whose date of death was September 5, 2009, is pending in the Circuit Court for FRANKLIN County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE OF THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is Aug 4, 2011. Personal Representative Francis B. Coughlan 208 Kings Highway Decatur, GA 30030 Kristy Branch Banks Attorney for Francis B. Coughlan FL Bar# 517143 PO Box 176 Apalachicola, FL 32329 (850) 670-1255 Fax: (850) 670-1256 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org August 4, 11, 2011 3281T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 19-2008-CA-000307 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. CHARLOTTE S. MULLIS, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 24, 2011 and entered in Case No. 19-2008-CA000307 of the Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and CHARLOTTE S. MULLIS, LEE MULLIS; BANK OF AMERICA; ST. GEORGE PLANTATION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA at 11:00 A.M., on the 27th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgement: LOT 28, SCHOONER LANDING, PHASE I, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6 AT PAGE 5 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2316 TALLY HO, ST. GEORGE ISLAND, FL 32328 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on June 27, 2011 Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, tothe provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Mr. Doug Smith, Office of Court Administration, Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, Phone: 850-577-4401, Fax: 850-487-7947 August 11, 18, 2011 GIVEN that pursuant to a Writ of Execution issued in the Circuit Court of Franklin County Florida, on the 8th day of June, 2010, in the cause where Capital City Bank was plaintiff and Michael Lamar Clayton and Denise C. Clayton were defendants, being Case No. 2010-000494-CA in said court I, Skip Shiver, as Sheriff of Franklin County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendants Michael Lamar Clayton and Denise C. Clayton in and to the following described property, to-wit: 2002 Coast Guard Registered Cabin 42 ft. 2in. Fiberglass Inboard Motorboat, VIN# EGH421071102, Documented # D01125201, Decal #10230440, Commercial Fishing. and on the 29th day of August, 2011 at the Scipio Creek Marina, located at 301 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320, Franklin County, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all of the said defendants Michael Lamar Clayton and Denise C. Clayton, rights, title and interest in aforesaid property at public outcry and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above described execution. Note: In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Debbie Mock no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at Franklin County Sheriffs Office at (850)-670-8519. Boat can be viewed prior to sale at Scipio Creek Marina located at 301 Market Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 Skip Shiver Sheriff of Franklin County, Florida By: Debbie Mock Deputy Sheriff July 28, August 4, 11, 18, 2011 3384T NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY LEY and ANDREA N. FRYE n/k/a ANDREA N. LASHLEY Defendant(s) CASE NO.: 11-000032-CA NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida described as: Lots Thirty-Seven (37), Thirty-Eight (38), Thirty-Nine (39) and Forty (40), in Block Two Hundred Thirty-Three (233) of the City of Apalachicola, Florida, according to the map or plat thereof now in common use. a/k/a 277-24th Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 at Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on August 24, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 26th day of July, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Steve M. Watkins, III FBN: 0794996 41 Commerce Street Apalachicola, FL 32320 (850) 653-1949 August 4, 11, 2011 ORDER FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION It appearing by the Petition for Adoption that CHRISTOPHER MYLES JAMES whereabouts are unknown and that his last known address was 323 Patton Street, ST. GEORGE ISLAND, FLORIDA. IT IS HEREBY CONSIDERED, ORDERED AND DECREED that: Service be made by publication in the legal organ of this County once per week for three weeks, pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 19-8-6(c) SO ORDERED, this 29th day of June, 2011. JUDGE, LEE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT SOUTH GEORGIA JUDICIAL CIRCUIT W. EDWARD MEEKS, JR. Attorney for Petitioner State Bar Number: 500850 Post Office Box 720 Leesburg, Georgia 31763 (229) 759-9111 July 28, August 4, 11, 2011 Attend College Online from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. 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A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322850-697-9604 850-323-0444 www.seacrestre.comRENTALS1 BR 1 BA CONDO, FURNISHED On River, Downtown, Boat Slip .....................$1000 1 BR FURNISHED APARTMENT, DEN Carport, Utilities Incl .......................................$650 3 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED APARTMENT Clean, W/D, Includes Water, End Unit .............$565 3 BR 2 BA FURNISHED CONDO Boat & Car Parking ..............................$850 WKLY 3 BR 3 BA FURNISHED CONDO Pool, Downtown ....................................$700 WKLY 1 BR UNFURNISHED APARTMENT Lanark ............................................................$375 3 BR 1 BA FURNISHED APARTMENT Pet Friendly, Wkly & Monthly Rates 2 BR 1BA FURNISHED APARTMENT Long Term .......................................................$550 3 BR 3 BA FURNISHED CONDO Long Term, Pool..............................................$850 2 BR 2 BA MOBILE HOME2 Lots .........................................................$600 POSITIONS AVAILABLEPROJECT IMPACT 2011-2012 SITE COORDINATORDegree in Education or related eld, or equivalent administrative experience.TEACHERMUST have valid FLDOE certi cation.PARAPROFESSIONALCerti cate or Associate Degree Background Check and Drug Test Required Submit application online at projectimpactfcs.org For more information call 850-370-0145.THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, FAIR HOUSING AND HANDICAPPED ACCESSABLE JURISDICTION. The Apalachicola Bay Charter School (ABC School) is accepting applications for the following positions: Instructional Staff and Substitutes for all positions. Please send resume to: Chimene Johnson, Principal ABC School 98 12th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 or email to email@example.comEqual Opportunity Employer Apalachicola Bay 1500 Sq. Ft. 3 br, 2 ba home Long term lease. $1200 per month. Please call 478-719-0932 Text FL71621 to 56654 Apalachicola Townhome2 br, 2ba, beautiful, private, quiet. no pets, W/D $900 per mo email firstname.lastname@example.org Text FL69266 to 56654 Lanark Village 3 br, 2 ba, house, screened porch, view of gulf, $650 month lease. Call 850-545-8813 Lanark, 2 br, 1 ba, w/ lg fncd yd, separate LR & den, covered pking & storage, $625 mo, 2529 Florida Ave., Call 850-528-0716 Mature older couple with jobs and pet. Seeking long term lease, for home on St. George Island. call 850-570-9469 Million $$$ VIEWS!!Magnolia Bluff Bayfront Spacious 3 br, 2.5 bath home for lease. Large, screened deck. All appliances including W/D, Water, & Trash. Available August 1st. Please call 877-963-4321 Text FL70111 to 56654 Carbelle; 176 West Dr. Property has well, pump & electical hook up, 2 acres. $45,000.00 Call 850-697-2783 or 850-566-3241Text FL70594 to 56654 For Sale By Owner; 72 13th St. Appalachicola, Fl. For more details call owner 850-683-8515 Text FL70922 to 56654 North Historic District 5th Street building lot. $29,000 obo. 60 x 100. Corner lot. Brokers protected (404) 218-0077 12 X 65 3 dr, above average, 2 big lots, $49, 500 bill Miller Realty 850-697-3751 or 850-570-0658 Chevrolet Z-71 1997. 350 Large block engine Runs great, interior is in excellent condition. 4 WD, new tires, great hunting truck!!!! Heavy Duty. $2950 OBO! 850-370-664/670-4898 Food ServicesNow HiringExp. Chef/Cook & experienced Wait Staff. Apply in person to 71 Market St.Apalachicola between 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm. Web-Id 34170461 APALACHShop, Stock N Barrel! Want to give it all away for a song. I have a small shop in a prime location in Apalach, filled with yesterday, today, & tomorrows antiques & collectibles. Furniture and furnishings, ac/ccmachine stock, business machines, signs, jewelry, toy trains email email@example.com 1 bedroom, Apalachicola, quiet, 2 blks from boat ramp, screen porch W/D, AC, pet OK, $600 month + first, last & deposit. Please Call 850-697-5000 Other homes available. Text FL71072 to 56654 1 br, Garage Apt, Apalachicola ideal for one person, $500/mo plus elec incl cable Call 850-653-8801 Publishers NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. St. George Island $160 wk, Electric, Satellite, Garbage incl. pool tble. 12X65 deck w/Beautiful view 850-653-5114 1, 2, or 3 BRCH/A in Apalachicola, FL. 850-643-7740. Appalachicola 153 Ave D. Corner of 12th & D. Aug 12th & 13th 9:am-3:pm Antique furniture, camping canoe, accessories, tent, clothes, toys household and jewelry. Food Svs/Hospitality The Port Inn is now accepting applications for a 7am-3pmFront Desk Sales Agent & Food SvsWeekends and holidays are required. This is a Full Time position. The ideal candidate will have previous computer and guest service skills, but were willing to train the right person. Health insurance is available after 90 days to all full time employees. If you are great with guests, an exceptional problem solver and a desire to be the best-we want you. Come join our Family! EOE/DFWP. Apply in person at The Port Inn 501 Monument Ave PSJ Medical/HealthLicensed HHAs & CNAsCaring people needed. Join a team of people who make a difference in the lives of the elderly. Provide non medical companionship, in home help and personal care for the elderly. Flexible day, evenin & weekend hours. Positions available in the Apalachicola area.Home Instead Senior CareCall Mon-Thur 9-3pm 850-640-1223 or toll free 1-866-301-1919 Web ID#: 341673955 Text FL73955 to 56654 3493T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2010-000414-CA U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR LEHMAN BROTHERS SMALL BALANCE COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1, Plaintiff, vs. APALACH HOLDING COMPANY, INC., a Florida corporation; APALACHEE BAY ENTERPRISES, INC., a Florida corporation; and ROBERT P. ATCHISON, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 25, 2011, entered in Case No. 2010-000414-CA, in the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR LEHMAN BROTHERS SMALLBALANCE COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, 2007-1, is the Plaintiff, and APALACH HOLDING COMPANY, INC., a Florida corporation; APALACHEE BAY ENTERPRISES, INC., a Florida corporation; and ROBERT P. ATCHISON, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash except as set forth hereinafter on Sept 7, 2011, at 11;00 A.M., at the Second Floor Lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, the following described property situated in Franklin County, as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Commence at a found 3/4 iron pipe marking the most Easterly Corner of Lot 1, Block E2 as per the Official Map of the City of Apalachicola as recorded in Deed Book M, Page 437, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, and run hence North 490807 West along the Southwesterly rightof-way of Commerce Street for a distance of 121..21 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said Point of Beginning continue North 490807 along said right-of-way 41.54 feet; thence leaving said right-of-way run South 410436 West 80.00 feet; thence run South 490807 East 42.17 feet; thence run North 403742 East 80.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Property Address: 82 Commerce Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. Parcel ID No. O1-09S-08W-833000E2-0041 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) NOTICE *In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. To request such accommodation, please contact the Court Administration Office within two (2) working days of the date the service is needed at 850-653-8861, Ext. 100. If hearing or voice impaired call (TDD) (800) 955-8771, or (800) 955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service. DATED THIS 28th day of 2011. MARCIA JOHNSON, CLERK of COURT FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk Aug 11, 18, 2011 Incorrect Insertion PolicyFor Classified In-column AdvertisersAll ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser to insure correctness. The newspaper will assume correctness at the time of the read-back procedure unless otherwise informed. Please your ad. Advertisers are requested to check the advertisement on the first insertion for correctness. Errors should be reported immediately. Your Florida Freedom newspaper will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for any error in advertisements to a greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the error. Any copy change, during an ordered schedule constitutes a new ad and new charges. We do not guarantee position of ANY ad under any classification. Lost KayakArmy green. Ocean kayak, Angler model lost from East end of St. George. Believe tide washed it into Bay 972-841-1014 3492T PUBLIC NOTICE Notice for Interested Contractors/ Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Multi-Family Capital Area Community Action Agency has received federal funds for weatherizing MultiFamily units in Franklin and Gulf counties. Weatherization includes air infiltration reduction, insulation, repair/ replacement of doors and windows, low-flow showerheads and compact fluorescent light bulbs repair/ replacement of heating/ cooling systems and water heaters. Work will begin October 1, 2011 and must be performed under the supervision of a state licensed contractor and is subject to Davis-Bacon requirements. Current contractors must re-apply. A Pre-BID conference will be held on Friday, August 19, 2011, 1:00pm-3:00pam at the Franklin Promise Community Room, 192 14th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320, Apalachicola, FL. The RFQ is due no later than 5:00pm, Monday, August 29, 2011. To attend the Pre-BID conference, request an RFQ, or for more information, contact Mecarlo Richardson or Debbie Mabry, (850) 222-2043, fax (850) 270-9561, or debora. firstname.lastname@example.org August 11, 18, 2011 3493T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 19-2009-CA-000188 DIVISION: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES W. LINDNER, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RE-SCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated July 27, 2011 and entered in Case No. 19-2009-CA-000188 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and CHARLES W. LINDNER; ISABELLA M. LINDNER; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 33 MARKET STREET, APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA at 11:00 AM, on the 24th day of August, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment. LOT 14, RIVER VIEW SUBDIVISION, AS PER THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 20, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 2621 BLUFF RD., APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on July 27, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Mr. Doug Smith, Office of Court Administration, Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, Phone: 850-577-4401; Fax: 850-487-7947 F09040717 Aug 11, 18, 2011 3490T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 10-000354-CA MULTIBANK 2009-1 RES-ADC VENTURE, LLC Plaintiff, vs. DIVERSIFIED EXECUTIVE CRESTVIEW LLC, MAGNOLIA RIDGE ESTATES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, JACKSON-COOK, LC and PAUL DAGNESE Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Franklin County, Florida: Commence at a re-rod marking the intersection of the Westerly right-of-way boundary of State Road S-65 and the Northerly right-ofway boundary of State Road No. 30, lying and being situate in the south of the fractional Northwest of Section 36, Township 8 South; Range 7 West, Franklin County, Florida and run South 81 degrees 2908 West along the Northerly right-of-way boundary of said State Road No. 30, a distance of 60.07 feet to a nail an cap (marked #732), thence South 81 degrees 4632 West along said right-of-way boundary a distance of 87.99 feet to a nail and cap (marked #7160) marking the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue South 81 degrees 4632 West along said right-of-way boundary 31.97 feet to a nail and cap (marked #4261), thence run North 69 degrees 2632 West along said right-of-way boundary 111.67 feet, thence run North 89 degrees 2032 West along said right-of-way boundary a distance of 341.01 feet to a point lying on the approximate mean high water line of Apalachicola Bay, thence run Northeasterly along said mean high water line the following four (4) courses: North 37 degrees 1747 East 75.76 feet, North 39 degrees 5245 Fast 19.94 feet; North 30 degrees 5314 East 76.70 feet North 25 degrees 4407 East 18.48 feet, thence leaving said mean high waterline run North 89 degrees 5211 East 458.19 feet to an iron pipe, thence South 00 degree 0000 Fast 99.11 feel to a re-rod (marked #7160), thence run South 82 degrees 5724 West 88.76 feet to a re-rod (marked #7160), thence run South 00 degree 3915 East 87.65 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. AND A portion of those certain Lots 1 and 2, of Block 124, according to an unrecorded Map or Plat of EASTPOINT PENINSULA, Vrooman Estate Properties, begin a portion of fractional Section 29, Township 8 South, Range 6 West, FRANKLIN County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Southwesterly corner of said Lot 1, Block 124, thence along the Northeasterly right-of-way line of 3rd Street (50 foot right-of-way), North 36 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 133.33 feet, thence leavinig said righ-of-way line North 51 degrees 32 minutes 00 seconds East, 75.07 feet, thence South 35 degrees 59 ..minutes 59 seconds East 136.47 feet to a Point of the Northwesterly right-of-way line of United States Highway 98 (100 foot right-ofway), thence along said Northwesterly right-of-way line, South 53 degrees 56 minutes 05 seconds West 75.00 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. AND Lots 1 thru 21, Block C, The Reserve at Magnolia Ridge Estates, Unit 1, according to the Plat thereof on file in Plat Book 9, Page 1-3, corrected by affidavit recorded in O.R. Page 833 at Page 436, all of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. LESS AND EXCEPT Lot 5, Block C, The Reserve at Magnolia Ridge Estates, Unit 1, according to the Plat thereof on file in Plat Book 9, Page 1-3, corrected by affidavit recorded in O.R. Page 833 at Page 436, all of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, public sale, to the highest and best bidder, at 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida, 32320 on the front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, at 11:00 A.M., on September 7, 2011. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. JONES, WALKER, WAECHTER, POITEVENT, CARRERE & DENEGRE, L.L.P. Counsel for Plaintiff 201 South Biscayne Blvd, Suite 2600 Miami, FL 33131-4341 (305) 679-5700 Fax: (305) 679-5710 By: Michael Anthony Shaw, Esq. Fla. Bar No. 0018045 Kathryn W. Drey, Esq. Fla. Bar No. 0142492 Aug 11, 18, 2011 3491T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF TH E 2nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY Case #: 2009-CA-000348 Division #: BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff, vs. William Luberto, Jr., an Unremarried Widow and Surviving Spouse of Paula Luberto, Deceased; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 26, 2011, entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000348 of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P., Plaintiff and William Luberto, Jr., an Unremarried Widow and Surviving Spouse of Paula Luberto, Deceased are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE WEST FRONT DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED ON HWY 98, IN APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on September 7, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 1 AND 2 EAST OF EIGHT STREET, EASTPOINT; PLATTED BUT NOT RECORDED, DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS AS FOLLOWS: FROM SAID POINT (CONCRETE MONUMENT) ON THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY OF U.S. HIGHWAY #319-98,50 FEET FROM THE CENTER OF SAME AND 442 FEET SOUTH (TRUE MERIDIAN), FROM THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 6 WEST, RUN NORTH 66 DEGREES 17 EAST ALONG HIGHWAY 729.5 FEET TO A POINT OF BEGINNING. RUN THENCE NORTH 23 DEGREES 49 WEST 200 FEET; THENCE NORTH 66 DEGREES 17 EAST 100 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 23 DEGREES 43 EAST 200 FEET; CONTINUE 100 FEET ACROSS THE ROAD AND THEN ONTO THE SHORE OF ST. GEORGE SOUND; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE SHORE 100 FEET; THENCE NORTH 23 DEGREES 43 WEST TO THE ROAD AND ACROSS THE ROAD TO A POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk of Court Franklin County, Florida Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk of Court Submitted By: Attorney For Plaintiff: Shapiro, Fishman & Gache, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813) 880-8888 (813) 880-8800 09-140745 FC01 Aug 11, 18, 2011 ida Relay Service. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable, Court, on this 26th day of July, 2011. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT FRANKLIN COUNTY By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Aug 11, 18, 2011 3485T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000368 SUNTRUST BANK Plaintiff, vs. MILLARD LEON FOWLER, II, et al., Defendant(s) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 25, 2011 entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000368 of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Franklin County Court-house, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 11:00 AM (EST) on the 7th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgement, to-wit: LOT 62 OF SEA PALM VILLAGE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGE 30, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Any person claiming interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated 27th day of July, 2011. Marcia Johnson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of Court Administration at (850) 653-8861, or at the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32329-0340 within 2 working days of receipt of a notice compelling you to appear at a court proceeding; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. The ADA Coordinator for the courts in Franklin County is Doug Smith. He may be reached at (850) 653-8861 or through the Florida Relay Service, TDD at 1-800-955-8771. The address for the Office of Court Administration is: Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32329-0340. In all other counties in the circuit please contact the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office and ask for the ADA Coordinator. The Clerks number is included on each county page. Aug 11, 18, 2011
A14 | The Times Thursday, August 11, 2011 Our local real estate experts have identied what they feel are the best values around and are oering them to you in Real Estate Picks! (In this section), Discover the best real estate values in Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Cape San Blas, St. George Island, Carrabelle and surrounding areas. Best Values on the Forgotten Coast Real Estate Picks John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.com MLS#239231 $399,900 St. George Island BAY FRONT BARGAIN Attractive home with 2 very spacious bedrooms & 1 bath, cedar paneled ceiling and some walls in kitchen & dining rooms, laundry room, fireplace, nicely appoint kitchen, vinyl siding, most windows & doors are new, DOCK, one acre in the East End of the island. Turn key, furnished, very popular rental, Short Sale John Shelby, Broker 800-344-7570 850-927-4777 www.sgirealty.com MLS#244406 $286,500 St. George Island BAY VIEW HOME Located in the quiet area of the Island, only 3 lots from Bay, 4 BR, 2 BA, large fenced yard, balcony for each upstairs BR, galley kitchen with serving window, separate dining room, large living area, Florida room, inside washer & dryer, large deck, large ground level storage or shop, circular driveway. Brown Street email@example.com Locally owned and operated to meet all your insurance needs By Hannah Hogan and Robyn Suiter Special to the Times Editors note: The following story was written at the end of the last school year and is being presented now, as families prepare for the school year ahead. The fourth-grade class at Franklin County School just returned from an amazing eld trip to St. Augustine, where we learned about Floridas history. St. Augustine was the experience of our lives. It was fun, hilarious, crazy, hot and most importantly, educational! The most fun part about it was probably the Alligator Farm and Ripleys Believe It or Not Museum. It was really funny when my friends Robyn Suitor, Autumn Nichols and I held a baby gator. Many of our other classmates did as well. The gator was very bumpy, heavy and weird. We didnt hold the snake because we were too scared to. At the Alligator Farm we also saw monkeys, birds and Maximo, the biggest crocodile. It was super fun! Ripleys Believe It or Not! was also awesome! It has crazy, strange, creepy, funny and AWESOME things! Another great part of the trip was when we went on the ghost tours. We denitely got a little freaked out, and it was super spooky and creepy, especially when Mrs. Dana put special effects on some of the ghost pictures she took. It was super scary and Robyn and I started freaking out! We also loved the restaurants like Red Lobster! It was funny because someone that was sitting at our table had four Roy Rogers drinks and several cups full of cherries! It was just so funny. St. Augustine was very educational because we learned about the battles over possession of Florida and toured the Castillo De San Marcos. We saw archeological digs, learned about the ways Native Americans lived, learned how sailors navigated using the stars and we tasted water from the Fountain of Youth. We also visited the St. Augustine Lighthouse courtesy of Progress Energy (thanks!). The trip was fantastic! We loved it so much that if there was anywhere else to go, we would still choose to go to St. Augustine! Thanks Mrs. Donna Barber! Hannah Hogan and Robyn Suiter will be fth-graders this year at Franklin County School. Special to The Times The summer theme Around the World in 24 Days with Project Im pact came to life as students took a virtual trip by Skyping with a class room in Kenya and became Internet pen pals with students in Russia, Japan, France, Argentina and South Korea. Students also participated in many activities based on the cul tures of other countries with dem onstrations of Indian dancing, Japa nese karate and making piatas like in Mexico. The focus of the Summer Reading Program, presented in collaboration with the Apalachicola Municipal Li brary by Dany Ray and Caty Greene, was One World, Many Stories, with volunteers reading stories from around the world and nishing with a Worlds Fair celebration with games and artifacts from around the world. Mayor Van Johnson was on hand to pass out prizes and rewards for sum mer readers. The Sizzin Summer Scholars career development program for middle and high school students was presented in collaboration with Gulf Coast State College. Students attend ed classes in robotics, technology, health careers and visual and per forming arts during four special eld trips to the Panama City Campus as a part of Kids College. Other special programs included horseback riding, Panama City ZooWorld, Mary Brogan Museum, a trip to St. George Island and tour of the Apalachicola River with the Maritime Museum. The highlight of the summer was the July 22 world premier of Cross ing Jordan, a stage adaptation es pecially for Project Impact of the be loved youth book by award winning Tallahassee author Adrian Fogelin. Many Project Impact students read the book at the beginning of the summer and were thrilled to see their friends and program staff bring the story to life. Project Impact will be closed un til school starts on Aug. 22. For more information, contact Faye Johnson, program director, at 370-0145. Proj ect Impact is funded by the 21st Cen tury Community Learning Centers, Florida Department of Education, grant program and sponsored by the City of Apalachicola Recreation Pro gram. Special to The Times The Florida Legisla ture and governor have approved a back-to-school sales tax holiday on certain clothing and school sup plies. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, and running through midnight Sunday, Aug. 14, consum ers can pur chase certain clothing with a sales price of $75 or less and school sup plies having a sales price of $15 or less without pay ing sales tax on the items. Floridas Department of Revenue offers a detailed list of items that do and do not qualify for the tax ex emption. To help consumers make the most of the sales tax holiday, your Better Business Bureau offers the following tips: Plan ahead. Set a realistic budget and stick to it. Make a list of the items you need to pur chase to avoid buying on impulse. Be sure to check with your childs school for a list of required sup plies to avoid return trips. Comparison shop, carefully. Tax holiday sales and promotions might not be the bargains they appear to be. Make sure youre comparing apples to apples when looking at sales and pro motions. Talk to the retailer. Before making your purchase, ask the mer chant how refunds and ex changes will be handled after the sales tax holiday ends. Be aware of your sur roundings. Because stores might be particularly busy during the sales tax holi day, pay extra attention to those around you. Never leave your wallet, purse or credit card on a counter. Dont get overloaded with packages. Shop with a companion or ask for a se curity escort to your car. Shop at businesses you know to be trustwor thy. Get a free BBB Busi ness Review on a retailer youre considering. For additional informa tion and advice, start with bbb.org. Back to School Making the most of back-to-school tax holiday Project Impact wraps up summer camp A group at the Fountain of Youth sampling water, which used to be from an above-ground aquifer but now comes from a deep hole. Photos by DANA WHALEY | Special to the Times Pictured are Chasity Creamer with an alligator at Alligator Farm, a favorite of the kids and chaperones, and Duncan Whaley with a snake. Students revel in St. Augustine trip