xxxxx 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 Index M ayoral race tops ballot By David Adlerstein Times Staff Writer Two highly contested races in Apalachicola for mayor and for city commissioner set the stage for exciting mu nicipal elections Sept. 6. Incumbent Mayor Van Johnson, 51, 449 23rd Ave., is seeking re-election for another four-year term. He faces off against challenger Tom Daly, 59, of 107 17th St., chairman of Planning and Zoning. The nonpartisan, at-large city commission seat now held by Mitchell Bartley also will be up for grabs. Jerry Hall, 64, of 52 Seventh St. is challenging Bartley, 64, of 100 Avenue D, for a four-year term in seat 1. Incumbent Jimmy Elliott, 61, of 129 22nd St., is unopposed in his bid for another four-year term in seat 2. Eligible to vote in the elec tions are 1,670 registered voters who reside within the Apalachicola city limits, com prising 1,327 Democrats, 218 Republicans and 125 who are either afliated with other po litical parties or without party afliation. Two political forums have been planned to give residents an opportunity to hear from the candidates in a public setting, HCOLA welcomes the public to its traditional political forum at 6 p.m. today, Aug. 18, at the Sixth Street Franklin Square Recreation Center. All candi dates qualifying for the Apala chicola elections have been in vited to participate. Come and meet the candidates and see where they stand on issues im portant to you. Call Tami RayHutchinson at 653-7515 for ad ditional information. In addition, Caf Con Leche, 234 Water St., will host a forum for the two mayoral candi dates at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22. Moderating will be David Adlerstein, city editor of the Apalachicola Times. For more information, call 653-2233. All Election Day voting will take place at the National Guard Armory, 66 Fourth St., at the corner of Fourth Street and Avenue D. Early voting run Aug. 29 through Sept. 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Apalachicola of ce, 47 Avenue F. The last day to request an absentee ballot will be Wednesday, Aug. 31. Ab sentee ballots can be picked up through Election Day provided they are returned no later than 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Supervisor of Elections ofce. For more information, call 653-9520. ELECTION 2011: APALACHICOLA Read more about City Commission candidates on Page A2 MA YORAL CANDIDATES See JOHNSON A5 See DAL Y A5 New shelling rules on table By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer State ofcials say oystermen wont have to be members of the Franklin County Seafood Work ers Association to participate in the shelling program. On Aug. 8, about 100 seafood workers crowded into the East point Fire Station to discuss 10 simple rules written by the new board of the FCSWA. The most controversial of the rules, No. 8, required seafood workers who want to participate in the shell ing program pay $25 in dues to join the FCSWA. An FCSWA meeting held Aug. 1 was attended by about 125 sea food workers. The latest meeting was or derly and well-organized, with sign-in sheets and forms to reg ister participation in the shelling program. The association pro vided to all attendees a list of the proposed rules, which FCSWA President Shannon Hartseld read aloud before he and Vice President Chris Millender eld ed questions and comments. Hartseld said the rules were needed to keep the shelling Weems releases Catlin, Davis By David Adlerstein Times City Editor In the rst month under a new chief executive ofcer, two high-prole employees of at Weems Memorial Hospital, Kim Davis, chief nancial of cer, and Dr. Lionel Catlin, primary care physician, have been let go. Alan Pierce, the countys director of administra tive services, said Davis was given her notice July 22 by new CEO Davie Lloyd. One week later, on July 29, Weems terminated its contract with Catlin, who was the rst and only phy sician to staff Weems Medi cal Center East in Car rabelle when it opened in January. Pierce said Dr. Cedric Davis has stepped in on an interim basis as a temporary, or locum tenens, physician. The locum tenens is eager for more business, I know that, he said. Pierce said Kim Davis duties regarding nancial issues and oversight of the ambulance service have been divvied up between Lloyd and Cindy Drapel, chief nursing ofcer. He said Lloyd is in the pro cess of revising the structure By David Adlerstein Times City Editor Facing a sharp decline in its tax base, Apalachicola city commis sioners signaled Tuesday night at their rst budget workshop that they might raise millage by about 13.4 percent, to the maximum lev el allowed by state law. The rst draft of a budget for the 2011-12 scal year, prepared by City Clerk Lee Mathes, indi cated the millage rate could rise from the current 8.625 mills to 9.7809 mills, an increase of 1.1559 mills. But even with the hike in mill age, ad valorem tax revenues in the proposed budget would rise by only about $13,500, from $1.217 million this year to about $1.231 million next year. This is because Apalachicola saw a steep drop of 11.9 percent in its tax base, declining by $17 mil lion, from $142.9 million to $125.9 million. With the exception of sales tax es, expected to rise from $110,000 to $122,000, the other revenue categories were each expected to remain at or to drop slightly next year. In all, the city hopes to raise about $2.07 million next year in general operating revenues, about the same as the current year. The enterprise fund, which encompasses the water and sewer department, would gener ate another $1.447 million, about In the past, we have not allowed any discrimination based on membership. Some associations tried to charge dues, and we did not allow that. Mark Berrigan, Bureau of Aquaculture Development chief See SHELLING A6 Thursday, August 18, 2011 VO L 126 I SS UE 16 Apalachicola considers property tax increase DR. LIONEL CATLIN KIM DAVIS See WEEMS A5 See PROPER TY TAX A2 V an Johnson To the residents of Apalachicola, rst, I want to thank each of you for the privilege you gave me four years ago to serve as mayor of this great city. Most of you know me, but for those of you who dont! Im a 51-year-old father of ve with three beautiful grandchildren, married for the last 30 years to the former Gail Simmons and a county department head with over 29 years of proven service to the Franklin County community. I was born here, raised here, raised my family here, coached your kids in youth league sports here, and chose to stay here out of love of community and a genuine concern and understanding for our people. VAN JOHNSON T om Daly I grew up in this community and attended Chapman Schools before embarking on career in corporate management. My dad, James Daly, served two terms as mayor in the 1960s, and my grandfather J.F. Cook, founder of Cook Insurance, also served as mayor in this city. My family has been involved with Apalachicola economically and politically since the 1840s. But my professional credentials and my familys history, while they serve to motivate and inspire me, do not qualify me to be mayor. Let me tell you what Im really about. TOM DAL Y Opinion ............ A4 Society ............ A8 Faith .............. A9 Outdoors .......... A10 Sports ............ A11 Tide Chart ......... A13 Classieds ....... A14-15 Seahawk preview, A11 Author Faith Eidse to speak Friday At 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, author Faith Eidse will give a presentation on her book Voices of the Apalachicola at the Apalachicola Maritime Museum, 103 Water St. Reception and book signing to follow. For information call 653-2500. Festival of Ice churnoff Saturday evening The Water Street Festival of Ice continues this weekend with an ice-cream churn-off and tasting and an Ice, Ice Baby retro-dance party at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. For more information, call 323-0176 or visit www. waterstreetfestivaloce.com. Wild and Scenic lm fest starts Aug. 26 From Aug. 26 to Sept. 10, Apalachicola and Carrabelle will host the 2011 Wild and Scenic Film Festival. The festival will open in Carrabelle at the St. James Bay Golf Resort, 151 Laughing Gull Lane, on Aug. 26-27, then move to the Dixie Theater, 21 Avenue E in Apalachicola, on Sept. 2-3. Admission is free. The festival is sponsored by the Apalachicola Bay and Riverkeeper. For details, call 653-8936. Sheriff shing tourney Aug. 27 The third annual Franklin County Sheriffs inshore shing tournament will be Aug. 27. Fishers over 12 are $50 for boat/team entry, with all winners awarded with cash prizes and trophies. The youth tourney is free for kids age 3 to 12. Entrants can begin shing at daylight; tournament and youth weigh-in runs 1-4 p.m. at Battery Park in Apalachicola. Targeted sh species for adults are redsh, trout, ounder and triple tail, and for youth catsh, croaker, pinsh, redsh, trout and ounder Grand prize is $400 cash to team with highest point total. For tournament info please call Sgt. John Solomon 3706602 or Sgt. Ryan Sandoval 370-6185.
Local A2 | The Times Thursday, August 18, 2011 Were all in the SAME boat. And its OUR tax money. Say NO to a BIG increase Sept. 6 & 19, 5:15pm Courthouse Annex abetterfranklin.com Mitchell Bartley I am a lifelong resident of the great city of Apalachicola. I have had the honor to serve as a city commissioner for three terms, a total of 12 years. I have always put the citizens of our beautiful city as the rst and number one priority. I have never used my commission seat for any personal gain. If anyone comes to me with a city problem, I always do my best to resolve the issue. I have no personal agenda. My only agenda is to do the best for the citizens. I believe you deserve the best city services and I would like to see the garbage removal contract used to clean our city. I support our youth programs, Project Impact and the new youth center. I am proud of the Holy Family restoration project and the services that will soon be available to our seniors. I support the Scipio Creek Improvement Project because it will preserve our seafood industry and encourage economic growth. I would also like to see the channel at Battery Park Marina opened up for our people to have access to the bay. I have always considered myself to be the peoples commissioner. I am willing to meet with you on a personal basis. I love being a servant of the people. I will always be there for you. Please feel free to call me, 323-0163. Mitchell MITCHELL BARTLEY My name is Jerry Hall, candidate for Apalachicola City Commission Seat 1. I moved to Apalachicola in 1984 from the big city of West Palm Beach and was sure Id found Heaven. As far as the eye could see, there was a place to sh. Sometime after that, my daughter Keri Beth moved here, graduated from Apalachicola High School and now has Up The Creek Raw Bar. My widowed mother, Barbara, moved here and lived with us until entering the nursing home in Port St. Joe two years ago. My brother, Terry, came and still works here. During those early years I made great friends and was presented with great opportunities. I started my own business and then with some partners bought the old Grill, which we own today. We also started the Old Time Soda Fountain when the Kennedys left the old pharmacy location to plow greener pastures. Under the tutelage of my new friend Bobby Siprell, an allaround good guy and past city commissioner, I joined the Seafood Festival Committee where I learned to scoop horse poop at that years parade. Eventually I became the executive director of that organization and served in that capacity for two years. What fun. In the ensuing years I became a member of organizations such as the Apalachicola Rotary; The American Legion (since I am a Navy veteran who served overseas in time of war); the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, where I am a past president and current treasurer; and on the board of the Dixie Theatre Foundation, where we brought movies to Apalachicola after a 37-year absence. I also served for a while on a committee of the American Cancer Society and coincidentally, was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in 1997, underwent surgery and treatment at the VA center in Gainesville and am still cancer-free 14 years later. Looking back, these were exciting years, full of promise. Looking forward, I hope that our children will have the opportunities that we have been given. I have concerns about our community and I know you do as well, but by prioritizing our resources we can remain a vibrant community. All of our factions seafood workers, tourist industry, government employees, etc. are entitled to the protections that city government was created to give them: security in your homes, drinkable water, functioning sewers, storm water systems, re and police protection, trash pick-up, safe streets, parks, etc. In some of these areas we are doing ne. We have a great volunteer re department. If they only had a home. Perhaps we should have a larger city work force to handle day-to-day problems on our own instead of relying entirely on prisoners and the ever-diminishing hope for grants. Our city is overrun with deferred maintenance issues with no plan to address them other than waiting for another grant. I have concerns about the citys priorities and I know that you have concerns, too. A commissioners job is to listen to those concerns and act accordingly. Please vote on Sept 6. JERRY HALL Jerry Hall CITY COMMISSION, SEAT 1 $25,000 below this years $1.471 million. Expenditures for the water department are expected to rise from about $576,000 to nearly $593,000 next year, while the cost of running the sewer department would go from about $704,000 to nearly $743,000. In terms of general operating expenditures, budgeting for most departments remained at, ei ther slightly up or slightly down, with the exception of adminis trative operations, which will decline from nearly $373,000 to about $324,000, a decline of near ly $50,000. Funding for the public works department is expected to drop from nearly $265,000 to about $228,000, a drop of nearly $37,000. Commissioner Brenda Ash noted that the recently enacted state mandate that requires mu nicipal employees to contribute 3 percent of their wages toward retirement savings had not yet been gured into the budget. The commissioners indicated they wished to see city employee wages rise by 3 percent to accom modate the effects of the retire ment changes on paychecks. Its to keep from going back wards, Mayor Van Johnson said. Ash also asked the city con sider funding the retirement and health insurance costs of librar ian Caty Greene, but noted that she did not want to see Greenes regular pay increased beyond current levels. In addition, Ash noted that the city should begin sorting out how to fund the regular payments for its new re truck, which next year will total close to $30,000. The proposed budget calls for the volunteer re department to con tribute $15,000 towards that pay ment, with the rest coming from Municipal Service Benet Unit (MSBU) revenues. Mathes said MSBU monies will bring in about $39,000 next year, but with other commit ments that include paying off the new re-police station loan, she cautioned that general operating revenue would have to be ear marked toward these expenses in future years. Youre eventually going to run out of (MSBU) money, she said. Not this year, but possibly next year. Ash also asked Mathes to look into alternative health insurance quotations, to see if the city could save money over its current Blue Cross-Blue Shield package. Mathes said with limited options from competing companies, and with a large pool of retirees who add to the costs, she was unsure of what cost-saving options might be available. As it stands now, the city is looking at absorbing a 25 percent increase in health insur ance premiums. The commissioners plan to hold a second hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at City Hall at Battery Park, and instructed Mathes to revise the numbers before then. Its a starting point, John son said. PROPERTY TAX from page A1
The Times | A3 Thursday, August 18, 2011 BILL MILLER REALTY 850-697-3751 (3310) 570-0658 $29,500 $2,500 DOWN BU Y S 2 B ED AP T 2 6 C ITY LO T W/ W ATER S E W ER R E N T $200.00 M ON T H 3BDR 2BA 3 CO R N ER L O T S O N LY $69,500 $500 DOWN C HO I C E OF 3 CITY LO T S $180.00/ M ON T H O R $17,500/ EA CH C O MM BLDG AT U S .98 2 CR N R L O T S -1,400 S/F $92,500 MI H 2 CR N R L O T S BLK. $ ST O RE $69,500 1 BR AP T ., F U R N. $29,500 2 BR AP T ., 3 RD ROW $34,500 The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce. Ar rests are made by ofcers from the following city, county, and state law en forcement agencies: Apala chicola (APD), Carrabelle (CPD), Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce (FCSO), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com mission (FWC), Florida De partment 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 con sidered innocent until prov en guilty in a court of law. Aug. 9 Marchant E. Bunyon, 36, Apalachicola, violation of probation (FCSO) Andrew J. Jones, 55, Apalachicola, possession of a controlled substance (FCSO) Aug. 10 Barbara R. Buzbee, 61, Apalachicola, reckless driv ing, leaving the scene of a crash with damage, false report of a trafc accident and false report to a law en forcement ofcer (APD) Aug. 11 James P. Blue, 19, Car rabelle, grand theft, two counts of dealing in sto len property and uttering (FCSO) Aug. 12 Lorenzo B. ONeal, 53, Carrabelle, domestic bat tery (CPD) Dakaya Floyd, 28, Shali mar, Okaloosa County war rant (FCSO) Adrian D. Jones, 23, Apalachicola, sale or pos session of a controlled sub stance within 1,000 feet of a church (FCSO) Scott E. Powell, 23, East point, driving while license suspended or revoked, and reckless driving (FCSO) Aug. 13 Victoria L. Estes, 24, Eastpoint, failure to appear and driving while license suspended or revoked (FCSO) Alan Van Duzer, Sr., 53, Jacksonville, burglary of a conveyance, burglary of a dwelling and grand theft of a motor vehicle (FCSO) Robert E. Washington, Jr., 47, Tallahassee, Geor gia warrant for violation of probation (FWC) Danny E. Davis, 54, Dublin, Ga., boating under the inuence (FWC) Arrest REPORT From staff reports Police chief says drug ght will continue Over the past couple of months, investigators with the Apalachic ola Narcotics Enforcement Team (ANET) made 26 cases in drug in vestigations, including sale of con trolled substances, possession of controlled substances and posses sion with intent to sale or deliver. ANET is overseen by Chief Bob by Varnes and eld supervised by Ofcer Anthony Croom Jr. ANET works jointly with the Frank lin County Sheriffs Ofce, Gulf County Sheriffs Ofce, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, Probation and Parole, and Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Due to the investigations, numer ous arrests have been made and Varnes said there will be more to come. The chief also said the Apala chicola Police Department will con tinue to work hard on drug activity in the future and is committed to exhausting all efforts to deter drug activity from the community.Exploring humanitarian law for teachers On Saturday, Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross will present a free teacher workshop to introduce humani tarian law to Big Bend educa tors. The American Red Cross Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) curriculum challenges students to investigate real situ ations, contemporary and his torical, and discuss some of the most important humanitarian questions facing us today. The half-day training includes a light breakfast; educational materials including the newly released Civil War: A Humani tarian Perspective toolkit, and Certicate of Participation which may be used to apply for Continuing Education Units. Registration is available on line at www.tallyredcross.org. Educators may also request an in-service workshop by con tacting International@tallyred cross.org. Law BRIEFS Legal Services of North Flori da (LSNF) is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant for $200,000 to provide outreach and legal help to low-income residents and small businesses affected by the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Franklin, Gulf, Bay, Okaloosa, Walton, Escambia, and Santa Rosa counties will be served by the Gulf Coast Oil Spill Legal Support Project (GCOSLSP) with funding through the Fund for Gulf Communities-Florida (FGCF). Initial funding for the FGCF was provided by an anony mous donation to the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors to en hance the resiliency of Floridas Gulf Coast communities. LSNF has received $200,000 for the next 18 months to provide outreach and support to low-in come individuals and small busi nesses who either have not been able to le claims or are having difculties with the claims pro cess. Paralegal/outreach work ers in LSNFs ofces in Panama City, Fort Walton Beach and Pen sacola will be reaching out into the Gulf Counties to communi ties most affected by the oil spill. The project will utilize regional media and community groups to aid in reaching individuals and small businesses to let them know there are still recovery funds available and how to obtain free legal help with the claims process. The Gulf Coast Oil Spill Support Project will also provide legal representation to low-in come residents. LSNF is a private non-prot corporation dedicated to pro viding free legal representation to low-income people with civil legal problems from ve ofces in Tallahassee, Quincy, Panama City, Fort Walton Beach and Pen sacola. For information on the ofce location nearest you go to www.lsnf.org. Contact the Panama City of ce, 211 East 11th Street, 850769-3581, serving Bay, Gulf and Franklin counties. Or call tollfree 855-299-1337. 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Opinion A4 | The Times Thursday, August 18, 2011 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 have this pair of lapis earrings that my sister gave me. I love em, but they only go with certain outts. I found one of them, but the other seemed hopelessly lost in the depths of my freestanding jewelry box. As I searched, I reected on just how much I needed a sevenyear-old female protg. I started thinking about Aunt Dolores. She and my Uncle Louis got together when I was 4 or 5. I was quite outdone. I had planned on marrying Uncle Louis, and then she came on the scene. He even let her break the bottle of champagne over the bow of the Nixie when he was ready to launch the wood sailboat he had built. I was not impressed. She made every effort. I was a ower girl in the wedding at St. Patricks, but I insisted on a Band-Aid just below my knee to cover some imagined aw. Their day just could not be perfect. Somehow, I had to make it about me and my unrequited love. Things got better. Uncle Louis was often out of town making money, and she would come and pick me up for a girls night in. We put on beautiful shorty pajamas (remember those?) and long talks about make-up, jewelry and clothes. I gradually became to think of her as my style maven, and when she sorted out her jewelry box, I was the recipient of amazing treasures. We went Christmas shopping in Tallahassee for several years, and I discovered the delights of the downtown Morrisons cafeteria with the waiters in their white jackets and their old-school charm. She moved out of government work and into the business world when she bought the Seahorse. Previously only a orist, she added a gift shop. I worked there on Saturdays from about age 11. We did weddings, funerals, Valentines, Christmas, Mothers Day, Easter, proms. I learned from the hands of a master. She had strange and unusual friends. There was the lady who had bought a house in Eastpoint and wore yoga pants to town. There was Ms. Doris Sharpe, who worked at Laniers Pharmacy and came down on her breaks to smoke a cigarette and trade stories. On Saturdays we ate lunch at her Mamas, Madeline Taranto. The smell of the Sunday gravy simmering already permeated the kitchen. We moved on to Ms. Sadie Spears house for dessert and coffee. Ms. Hilda Bruni lived across the alley so she would walk over to join us. Ms. Sadie and Ms. Hilda were of a certain age, and they entertained us with stories of Old Apalachicola. The Fancy Ladies, the scandals of drunken revels and wild parties from the turn-of-the-century new money in town. I listened. Dolores knew enough to ask questions. I learned. I came to love my Aunt Dolores. Now she owns the Sweet Shop in the old Hayes House. Since I have summers off, I offer my services as a ll-in making salads and sandwiches if the regular help needs a day or two off. I worked three or four days this past summer. I started at seven but she was there before me. I follow her instructions to the letter and try to work as hard as she does. Sandwiches must be built a certain way. The regular customers get preferential treatment. The poached eggs, the pitcher of iced sweet tea on the table, the ticket moving to the head of the queue. That is how it should be. I came to understand that she is the great Mama of many. People want to feel they have a caring woman who takes care of them. They keep coming back for more. Locals who have been away come for their reality check. Do you remember? How is this one related to that one? She knows it, gets it and loves it. My attitude about Aunt Dolores has shifted from baby-girl resentment to total admiration. Now, I just need to nd a little girl who might want the discards from my jewelry box. Denise Roux is a regular columnist for the Apalachicola and Carrabelle Times. To reach her, email her at rouxwhit@ mchsi.com. Dolores Roux, creator of the Ghost Walk that celebrates the history found in Chestnut Cemetery, is the great Mama of many. How a ower girl learned of Fancy Ladies RED WHITE AND ROUX Denise Roux While Franklin County schools Lunch Ladies served up baked chicken, rice and gravy, fresh fruit, and beans, Congress was busily approving new regulations to improve access and integrity to the School Lunch Program. New laws enacted by the federal government through the Healthy HungerFree Kids Act will require specic food items be served in school breakfast and lunch programs provided by the Franklin County School Board. The new laws give the U.S. Department of Agriculture the authority to update the meal pattern that has been in place for over 30 years. Fortunately schools in Franklin County have already made great strides to improve the meals served to our children and will be able to easily meet the new regulations. Still, parents can expect some changes in the coming year. For example, the new laws will require that only fat-free and skim milk be offered. Other changes will include weekly offerings of a fresh fruit, an orange vegetable such as carrots or sweet potatoes, dried beans like black-eye peas and dark green leafy vegetables, such as collard greens. Fortunately, we knew these changes would be coming, so we have been offering these items for several years in all our schools. Although many of the changes will be easy to make or are already made, some of the new laws will be harder to comply with. For example, reduced sodium is on the forefront of the meal pattern changes. However, reducing sodium is not as easy as it sounds. Canned vegetables are lled with sodium used as a preservative, and canned vegetables are a staple in our program. Expect more fresh vegetables on the menu this year as manufacturers look for ways to reduce sodium in the foods they sell to us. Another challenge we will face is offering more whole grains. We are using stealth nutrition by offering white wheat and other more recognizable and acceptable products. Most children and parents dont realize we already offer a whole grain pizza product and chicken nuggets with whole grain breading. Overall, we are condent our current menu will comply with the new regulations and still offer children the choices they have become accustomed to and like. Although products that meet the new guidelines will be more expensive, we will still offer breakfast and lunch to all enrolled children at no charge. This program has been in place for three years and has been a huge success in our community and a benet to our families. Franklin County is the county in the state of Florida to provide breakfast and lunch at all schools to all children at no cost. In fact, the program has been so successful that it contributes to the schools general fund. Conscientious staff and lots of planning ensure the Food and Nutrition Department operates within its budget. In celebration of the new school year, and our most recent grant, Franklin County School and the Learning Center will have a kick-off on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Both schools were awarded funds to participate in USDAs Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program making fresh produce available to elementary school children three days a week. This year we are Going Bananas! To nd out more about this program, please join us at the Franklin County School at 9:45 a.m. or at the Learning Center at 10:30 a.m. Robin Tennille is the director of the Franklin County School food and nutrition services. To reach her, email firstname.lastname@example.org. New year brings more healthful school meals ROBIN TENNILLE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Choosing between sugar and salt A couple of buddies of mine and their extended families all from Birmingham recently vacationed for two weeks in Destin. When I asked them why they went to Destin and did not come to St. George Island, they said In our search for places to vacation, the tourist information folks in Destin talked of miles of pure white, sugar-like beach sand; crystal clear aqua water, golf courses, family attractions, restaurants and a robust night life. And then they went on to say, The tourist information folks in Franklin County said that they were SALTY. Andy Antekeier EastpointH umane S ociety needs to clarify policies It was with great sadness and disbelief that I read the account of the responses of Director of Animal Control Van Johnson and representatives of the Humane Society, Susan Kearney and Bud Haynes, when Commissioner Cheryl Sanders voiced her concerns about the euthanization of animals from the Humane Society and the perception that the Humane Society is a NO KILL facility. Mr. Johnson stated 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 fatten em up for the slaughter, its a rough job, but somebody has to do it. He also said that his department euthanizes about 800 dogs and cats a year and incinerates the carcasses. I am saddened at the callousness of these remarks; the facts are awful enough without the trivialization of the slaughter of innocent animals. That a commissioner would be spoken to so disrespectfully when she questions an employee about a matter that she is clearly upset about is shocking. As to the perception of the Humane Society maintaining a NO KILL facility; that has been the understanding of the majority of the citizens of this county for many years. Nothing and no one has ever made an effort to dispel the belief as far as I can ascertain. Fundraisers have been held, money donated and support generated for this facility on this basis for a very long time. It seems clear that Ms. Kearney and Mr. Haynes need to clarify the policies of the Humane Society in a very public forum. To my critics, yes, I am an animal lover. I respect all living things and feel that we are one and all responsible for the defenseless and innocent in our world. Jackie Gay By Diane Delaney Special to The Times The Big Bend Scenic Byway (BBSB) was recently featured in USA Today as one of 51 Most Scenic Drives in America. This one article increased the number of visits on the Florida Big Bend Scenic Byway website from 412 in May to 1,557 in June, which will ultimately lead to increased travel to the Byway. This 220-mile corridor covers both forest and coastal resources of Leon, Franklin, and Wakulla counties. It was recognized as a Florida Scenic Highway in 2007 and then designated a National Scenic Byway in 2009. But what exactly does national designation mean? The National Scenic Byways Program is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. The state program, administered by the Florida Department of Transportation, is a collaborative effort established to help recognize, preserve and enhance selected roads throughout the U.S. in order to create a unique travel experience for visitors and enhance local quality of life. The U.S. Secretary of Transportation recognizes certain roads as National Scenic Byways based on one or more archaeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational and scenic qualities. Recognized for its outstanding natural and scenic qualities, the Big Bend Byway is the only Florida Gulf Coast route designated as a National Scenic Byway. This means the Big Bend Scenic Byway is special and something of which to be proud. Its a unique attraction that can increase tourism dollars for local businesses and communities. The byway is nationally recognized for its natural and scenic qualities. People come from around the world to travel on it, see the sites, and visit local businesses and communities. The mission of the Big Bend Byway is to increase tourism revenues and to enhance the economic wellbeing and quality of life for travelers, citizens, and local communities by managing and marketing it as the leading scenic byway in the South. It is important to note that the Big Bend Scenic Byways Interpretation and Wayshowing Plan has been selected for presentation at the National Scenic Byways Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Aug. 23. Pam Portwood, coordinator for the Big Bend Scenic Byway and director of the Wakulla County Tourist Development Council, will co-present this national model with Diane Delaney, a local byway consultant. The Big Bend Byway has submitted a grant to the Federal Highway Administration to install interpretive kiosks, signs and roadside exhibits along the route that tell the regions story through its wildlife, waterways, woods, and way of life. National Scenic Byway grants are 80 percent funded, meaning recipients are responsible for soliciting a 20 percent local match. Even in these difcult nancial times, all counties, cities, agencies and friends have already pledged their share of the match, which totals over $200,000. Strong participation as well as partnership with local attractions, businesses, and communities is vital. As more local groups identify as being on the Byway, the greater economic impact will be derived. Nationally, attractions and businesses along Byways that market their resources typically realize a 10 percent increase in revenues. However, just as this 20-year old effort to identify, protect, enhance, and market these American treasures is producing real dividends, it is in jeopardy of being cut or consolidated into other programs, thereby greatly diminishing its impact. The National Scenic Byways Foundation (NSBF) and the American Recreation Coalition (ARC) are compiling key information on each byway to be used to support reauthorization of the full byways effort designation, technical assistance and grants. For further information on the Big Bend Scenic Byway, contact Portwood at 850-926-0919, ext. 436. For information about reauthorization of the National Scenic Byway Program, contact Tom Georgevits, American Recreation Coalition, at 202682-9530 or tgeorgevits@ funoutdoors.com. Diane Delaney is a consultant with the Big Bend Scenic Byway program. National designation big for Big Bend Scenic Byway GUEST COLUMN
Local The Times | A5 Thursday, August 18, 2011 of the top administrative positions and is consider ing a comptroller position in place of a chief nancial ofcer. In addition to these changes, the hospital has returned to using the ser vices of Southland Emer gency Medical Services LLC, headed by Dr. Paul Hart, to oversee the emer gency room in Apalachic ola. The hospital recently terminated its arrange ment with emergency room stafng company, Knox ville-based ERx, a rm that former Weems CEO Chuck Colvert brought in March 1 to take over stafng the emergency room. On July 28, at a meeting attended by County Com missioner Pinki Jackel, the Weems Hospital Board met in regular session at the Water Street Inn. The board bid goodbye to outgoing board member Curt Blair, serving cake fol lowing the lunch meeting. Taking Blairs place on the board will be Jim Bachrach, who currently sits on the Weems Hospital Founda tion board. Bachrach also was charged with the re sponsibility of serving as a liaison between the two boards. After hearing a report from Pierce, the board agreed to join in a county wide project that encom passes the sheriffs ofce, Chapman Auditorium, county courthouse and Ar mory, which could result in the placement of solar pan els on the hospitals roof. In her report, Lloyd told the board the hospital had received $310,000 in dis proportionate share funds, money that helps supple ment a hospital for treating medically indigent patients. She said the amount was higher than what the hos pital received last year and now leaves about $400,000 in cash on hand. Board Chairman Paul Marxsen said sales tax re ceipts are running at about $712,000, slightly ahead of last years $710,000 total by this time. Lloyd thanked the board for their support in hiring her to succeed Colvert and said its an honor to join the team and face the op portunities and challeng es. The new CEO said she is working to complete the U.S. Department of Agri culture application, which remains unresolved for a loan to construct a replace ment hospital in Apala chicola. Pierce and County Attorney Michael Shuler have spoken with Joe Fritz, a USDA rural development administrator in Marianna, who told them that because of the size of the countys request, it will have to be reviewed in Washington as part of a nationwide com petition. Lloyd told the board that time was tight and that the hospital would be sched uling an upcoming public hearing to give citizens a chance to review the loan proposal. Yes, we can still make this project happen, Lloyd said. Its my number one priority. Lloyd secured board ap proval to pay an outstand ing $35,000 invoice from BKD, the accounting rm that worked on the feasibil ity study for the project. In a lengthy discussion, the board reviewed details of the hospitals payor mix, which shows about 55 per cent of hospital revenue comes from Medicare pa tients and 15 percent from Medicaid. Lloyd said the hospital is using a clerk at the hospital and Weems East in Carra belle to assist patients in signing up for Medicaid. The hospital cannot enroll people without their permission, Pierce said. By taking part in Medic aid, patients are helping themselves to services they are entitled to, and they are helping the hospital. The hospital receives 101 per cent of the cost of servicing Medicaid patients, so it is in everyones best interest to identify all eligible Med icaid patients. At Tuesdays county commission meeting, Chairman Noah Lockley said he was concerned about complaints from hospital employees that they were being sent home early. They threaten them out there if they go to the (county) commission, he said. Pierce said the cost-cut ting move by the hospital is in keeping with a destafng policy being im plemented by the board of directors to control expens es, such as housekeeping or food service, when there are three or fewer patients in the hospital. Commissioners Cheryl Sanders and Jackel both said they wanted to see commissioners become more involved with the hospital board and improve communication between the two. In addition, Sanders in dicated her dissatisfaction with Tallahassee Memorial Hospitals expansive role in the recent hiring process to nd a successor to Colvert and suggested the county might consider the option of ending its ties with TMH in favor of an alternative hospital afliation. By unanimous consent, the commissioners voted to ask that Lloyd make an ap pearance at next months meeting to provide, among other things, further details on the de-stafng policy. WEEMS from page A1 Visit us online at www. NFLWC .com Toll Free (855) GO-NFLWC (466-3592) Most insurances accepted. 1401 Centerville Road, Suite 202, Tallahassee, Florida 32308 Now Seeing Patients in Carrabelle Practicing OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY The Care You Deserve and The Trust You Expect David J. Dixon, DO, of North Florida Womans Care, is now accepting patients for obstetrics and gynecology care. Dr. Dixon, will be seeing patients at Weems Medical Center East, 1005 Gray Avenue, in Carrabelle, once a month. For over twenty years, North Florida Womans Care has specialized in the health care needs of women throughout all stages of life. In doing so, we provide timely preventive care, including well woman and prenatal care, we deliver babies for both normal and high-risk obstetrical patients and we diagnose and treat womens health problems. To nd out more about Dr. Dixon or about North Florida Womens Care, please call us or visit www.NFLWC.com. Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology, Board Certi ed Residency: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA David J. Dixon, DO Obstetrics and Gynecology Available each month Weems Medical Center East 110 NE 5th Street Carrabelle, FL 32322 To schedule your appointment please call toll free (855) GO-NFLWC (466-3592) David J. Dixon, DO As a county department head, my job is to pick up other peoples trash, so I know what it means to work hard every day. As a father of ve, I know what it means to struggle to make ends meet and, as a former youth league coach, I know what it means to give back to my community. Over the last year or so, we have all witnessed the failure of our local banks, homes lost to foreclosure and high unemployment. Because of these unfortunate economic conditions, nothing should matter more than the creation of job opportunities for our struggling families. From the start of my administration, City staff and your Commissioners joined me in putting forth a course of action that targeted grants, programs and projects that created over 85 jobs to keep our people working. Examples include the creation of 35 job opportunities through Project Impact, a $500,000 per year Department of Education-funded after-school and summer enrichment program and over 30 construction jobs through the $1.5 million renovation of the historic Holy Family School into a Senior Citizen Center/AfricanAmerican Museum. We also provided support for our business community to sustain jobs by granting them a two-month waiver on a portion of their water and sewer bills because of decreased sales receipts brought on by the seasonal decline in tourist-related trafc. To help keep our seafood workers working, we took on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Tri-State Water Wars over the reduction of freshwater ow down the Apalachicola/Chattahoochee/Flint River Basin, freshwater vital to a healthy Apalachicola Bay and a productive seafood industry. That lawsuit has set the basis for equitable freshwater allocations in the river system. And when last summers threat to our Bay arose from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, we took BP to task over funding for our protection strategy and collected more than $100,000 in cost reimbursements from the oil giant. Therefore, this years election isnt about false promises, hidden agendas, theatrics or contrived passion. Its about our families struggling to make ends meet and worrying about where the next paycheck is coming from. Its about open and honest government that has the ability to represent the interest and needs of all its people: the retired and elderly, working families, black, white, businesses and children. Its about ... You and I. Although these are tough economic times with no easy solutions, I will not stop ghting or become distracted from the task of creating jobs to make life better for our families. On September 6, please vote to re-elect me as your mayor, so that you and I can keep Apalachicola working. I am about Apalachicola! I live, breathe, dream and obsess about this city. I am invested in this community. Everything that happens here, good or bad, I take personal responsibility. We are proud community. But no matter how unique and wonderful this community is, I know we can do a better job. I want to be that catalyst for change. I want to see lower taxes; I want to see better city services, clean streets. I want this for our children, residents and visitors. I want the grand landmarks we have to take new life and vitality. We are the jewel of the Gulf Coast and I want to see this city shine! This is not just the mayors job, or the citys job, this is every residents job. This community needs to unite and celebrate who we are. This is Apalachicola and we are the real deal! No one can deny that we have challenges, but the opportunities that abound in this community are limitless. Incredible natural resources, scenic beauty, great history and historical landmarks. Lets think about how we can really utilize these resources and create a vital economy that can produce jobs and tax revenue. I say it takes imagination, it takes leadership, it takes energy and it takes courage to break out of the old status quo. We have smart hardworking people in this community, and I believe we have the strength and fortitude to truly break out of economic bounds that have existed too long. The platform of my candidacy is simple: To protect and preserve the things that are most precious and vital in this community the seafood industry, the pristine waterways, the unique heritage architecture and the small town warmth and charm. To work with local organizations and individuals who have a vision for Apalachicola and work together toward common goals To work closely with city employees to ensure that city government is running efciently and meeting the expectations of residents, commerce and our valued visitors To ensure that city assets are used as productively as possible and maintained for future generations I want to work, and I want to work for you. I have the energy, passion and commitment to see Apalachicola as it could be. I will be a tireless advocate of this city and its potential. I will be the person who will usher in a new era of optimism of what we can be and what we will be. My name is Tom Daly and I want to be Apalachicolas mayor! 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Local A6 | The Times Thursday, August 18, 2011 Were Salty! For a complete list of events and activities in Franklin County, visit Award-winning beaches, seafood, history and great beginning ... Escape Awaits! SaltyFlorida.com Scan here to see what salty is all about! operation safe and fair. At Tuesday mornings coun ty commission meeting, Mark Berrigan, chief of the Bureau of Aquaculture Development, said membership in the FCSWA can not be a requirement for partici pation in the shelling program. In the past, we have not allowed any discrimination based on membership, he said. Some associations tried to charge dues, and we did not al low that. His statement came after commissioners questioned Hartseld about the dues, say ing they have received phone calls complaining the new rules discriminate against nonmem bers. The only state require ments are that the person needs to be 16 years old and a Florida resident, Berrigan said, noting that a harvesting license was not required. Hartseld and Millender said they had not intended to do anything improper in asking for dues. I did come to yall for guidance and spoke to attorneys and was not told we could not do this. Hartseld said. He and Millender said if the dues were illegal, the money would have to be returned to ev eryone who had already paid. Commissioner Noah Lockley said he was not against dues, but the county had to remain in compliance with state require ments. Commissioner Smokey Par rish said the commission was behind the seafood workers and he encouraged everyone to join the association to support the industry. I dont think everyone will want their dues back, he said. Hartseld insisted the dues would have to be returned be cause they were paid when people were under the impres sion membership was required to shell. Commissioner Cheryl Sand ers asked Berrigan if it was true the FCSWA had received more than $100,000 in administrative fees between 2004 and 2009. He said that was correct. Sanders asked Hartseld if he was concerned the associa tion had received a large sum of money for administration, but there was no money when he as sumed ofce earlier this year. Yall asked for an account of that, and I had nothing to do with it, he said. Ive been tak ing this out of my pocket, and I cant keep doing that. Weve got a way to account for every penny. I have $68 in expenses, others have over $100. Commissioner Bevin Putnal suggested some of the money earmarked for the next shell ing program be advanced to the FCSWA as operating expens es. The board instructed Alan Pierce, director of administra tive services, to investigate how this could be done. Hartseld told FCSWA mem bers at the Aug. 8 meeting that he believed $25 of the funds collected for every oystering li cense was supposed to go to the FCSWA, according to the origi nal agreement. At Tuesdays meeting, Ber rigan said that although the money had been earmarked for FCSWA in the past, the statute assigning the money was re pealed in 1999 and the licensing fees now pay several salaries of staffers for the Florida Depart ment of Agriculture and Con sumer Services. Regular meetings and accountability Most of the new bylaws prob ably will remain in place. At the Aug. 8 FCSWA meet ing, Hartseld and Millender said they plan to have a meeting on the second Monday of each month and, for the present, will continue to use the Eastpoint Firehouse because it is central ly located. The FCSWA board plans to make greater use of its website, which it plans to keep updated with current information on pro grams, meetings and nances. The board also plans to estab lish spots in Carrabelle, East point and Apalachicola where information can be posted for those without Internet access. I want participation from everybody, Hartseld said. I want this to work. Im not just doing this for yall. Im helping myself. At the meeting, a sign-up sheet was circulated to volun teer to help the board. To qualify for membership in FCSWA, seafood workers must present a current Apalachicola Bay Saltwater Products License and a Social Security card or a valid ID showing their Social Security number. The applicant must be present to sign up. Hartseld said former Flori da Sen. Bob Graham had prom ised to visit the county and talk to seafood workers, but told the assembly, Were the only ones who can help us. This is our bay and our home, Hartseld said. Why not look out for each other? When we go in front of the county commission, come with us so its not just one or two people. Theres no reason for us to struggle and go hungry if we work together. Graham visited the river last week and was taken on a tour by the Apalachicola Riverkeeper. At the end of the FCSWA meeting, Junior Lolley urged the assembled workers to com ply with new Food and Drug Ad ministration rules. The FDA wants to shut us down, he said. Everything is changing. It dont matter if we want it to or not. Lets try to comply. Its our livelihood. If ev erybody dont comply, well get shut down. PROPOSED FCSWA RULES 1. To participate in shelling, you must use a commercial boat of at least 20 feet. 2. The number that you sign up under will be your shelling number during the program. 3. No signing up on the day of the shelling program; you must sign up at the organizational meeting to participate. There will be an initial meeting and then a follow-up meeting to give everyone an opportunity to register. 4. Oyster shells must be dumped in the designated areas to be paid. If any shells are dumped in a non-designated area, the cardholder will forfeit payment on that load. 5. Payments for shelling will be distributed after all shelling has been completed for the day. 6. No unreasonable, disorderly or ill conduct will be tolerated. Any who do not comply will be permanently eliminated from the shelling program. For the remainder of the year, law enforcement will be present to monitor all behavior. 7. All cardholders shelling must be present on the vessel at all times during the shelling program. 8. The required dues for FCSWA are $25 that must be paid prior to participating in the shelling program. (This rule is being reviewed.) 9. A notication of the shelling program will be posted at a place yet to be chosen. 10. All people registering must have a valid Apalachicola Bay Saltwater Harvesting License. SHELLING from page A1 SHANNON HAR TSFIELD JUNIOR LOLLEY CHRIS MILLENDER
Local The Times | A7 Thursday, August 18, 2011 By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer Approximately 15 people braved the heat with their canine companions to attend Dog Days of Summer, the Coombs House Inns annual fundraiser for the Franklin County Humane Society. There was a Pussy Galor-ious beauty contest and a Doggie Duds fashion show. Participants dined on hot dogs, chips, dog biscuits and kitty treats. All proceeds for the event are donated to the Franklin County Humane Society. Winner of the fashion show was Ladybug, a Walker hound, who attended with Sandy Hengle, who is fostering her. Ladybug is in desperate need of a permanent home. She was found starving at the Franklin County School in Eastpoint by the pre-kindergarten teachers. She was so thin you could see all her ribs, said Hengle. You could put your hands around her stomach to her backbone and her hips were so tiny and hip bones sticking out. Ladybug had obliviously been abused. Her rescuers think somebody abandoned her in the forest and she found her way to the school. The teachers and Hengle began feeding her and taking care of her. She was living under a trailer. As the beginning of school drew near, they didnt know what to do with her. The humane society had no room. Hengle took her home and said she has now gained six pounds and is extremely healthy. She is house-trained, crate-trained, leashtrained and very loving and playful. She seems afraid of other dogs, but loves cats. Ladybug would make a great family pet but needs more attention than Hengle can give and Hengles landlord does not allow dogs. Can you take Ladybug home? Please call Hengle at 653-5220 if you can help. Special to The Times An Aug. 8 fire that de stroyed one of Carrabelles oldest residences has left a family in dire need. The blaze consumed the Johnson house at 302 East Meridian St. and left Fran Beaty, her daughter Sarah Beaty and Sarahs 1-year-old son, Joshua Jr., homeless. The home was an early 20th century wooden house, located near the Yent House, Carrabelles oldest residence. A benefit account for do nations has been set up at Centennial Bank, under the names Sarah or Mary Beaty. All financial contributions will be used to enable the family to get back on their feet. While the Beatys escaped unharmed, they saved only the clothes on their backs. American Red Cross vol unteer Gathana Parmenas said the agency is providing the Beatys with financial assistance for food, cloth ing and shoes. But they will need things like sheets, towels, blankets and even a broom. The Beatys would wel come donations of money, furniture and clothing (size 9 for the women and 24 months for Joshua), house hold goods, furniture includ ing baby furniture and all the other household needs we mostly take for granted. In Carrabelle, bring do nations to the municipal center in the old Carrabelle School during business hours or call 697-2727. Or call Tamara Allen of Carra belle Cares at 524-1153. In Apalachicola, take items to the community service center at the former Apalachicola High School. Clarice Powell, with Frank lins Promise, said items can be labeled specifically for the Beatys. She said to call 6533930 for more information. Special to The Times On July 25, the Apalachicola Maritime Museum hosted a group of students from the Project Impact summer program on an educational estuary cruise. The City of Apalachicola supports two after-school programs through Project Impact that provide homework help, tutoring, educational enhancement, recreational activities, and field trips through the academic year with a full-time program in the summer weeks. The trip was the product of a collaboration between the museum and Project Impacts director, Faye Johnson. The museum donated use of the Starfish Enterprise, a 40-passenger tour boat, a captain and mate for the trip, and coordinated the environmental education component. Mollie Taylor, a graduate student in Florida State Universitys Department of Biology who conducts research at the FSU Coastal and Marine Lab, was recruited to interpret what the students were seeing around them as the cruise progressed. The river trip provided the perfect environment for the students to learn about estuaries as vital nursery habitat for juvenile fish, crabs, and bivalves, Taylor said. I think they really enjoyed seeing and hearing about all the plants and animals that use the Apalachicola River basin and will want to help protect them. The group encountered ospreys, swallow-tailed kites, dolphins and cypress and tupelo trees as they cruised through the estuarine environment. The museum offers a variety of river tours, cruises, sailing excursions, kayak trips and events. For more information, visit www. ammfl.org. 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. 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 email@example.com Aaron Farnsley, AIF CFP MBA Farnsley & Johnston 505 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe, FL 32456 850.227.3336 firstname.lastname@example.org 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) VACANT LOT ST. GEOR G E I SL AND P L ANTAT I ON One acre interior lot across the street from SGI airport next to buffer property for more privacy. State owned land across the street on the bay, right on beach access! MLS# 243448.................$80,000 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 CREE KF RONT Ft. Gadsden, one acre lot on the edge of Natl Forest. Hunting/ Fishing retreat with direct access to the Apalachicola River in a small boat. MLS# 238435...........$37,500 BAY F RONT E A S T P O I NT 1.2 acres on Hwy 98 with $850/ month rental income from mobile home, also machine shop. Great home site and already has dock approval. MLS# 243415.......$149,000 T U RN K EY S T G EOR G E ISL AND 4 BR/3 BA, lots of decks. Beautiful inside with a great kitchen and comfortable furnishings included! Currently a rental but would make a great full time home too. 3 blocks to beach! MLS# 237522.......$399,000 C O MM ERC I A L L OT E A S T P O I NT. Excellent location on the corner of Hwy 98 and Begonia St., just one block west of Island Dr. 1.75 acres zoned C-2, full commercial! MLS# 242256.................$289,000 EA S T P O I NT 3 BR/2BA home on private 3 acres! Low maintenance metal roof, vinyl siding and great front porch. Backs up to state land MLS# 244269...........$149,000 LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Fund set up for re victims A UGU S T A W E S T | Special to The Times Maritime museum hosts schoolkids cruise Ladybug, Ladybug, y away home LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Sandy Hengle and Ladybug enjoyed the Dog Days of Summer at the Coombs House Inn.
A8 | The Times Thursday, August 18, 2011 SAVE 40% KINCAID UPHOLSTERY Sofa, sectionals and sleepers in your choice of fabric HARRISON HOUSE FURNITURE EST. 1979 Best of Bay 2011 A+ Rating by the BBB 11 Harrison Ave. Downtown Panama City Closed Sun & Mon Great designs at 850-763-4918 PET OF THE WEEK Franklin County Humane Society 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 Sara and Gabe Lockley Gabriel and Sara Lockley will celebrate their 4th wedding anniversary today, Aug. 18. Pastor David Walker of Covenant Word Christian Center ofciated at the ceremony in August 2007. Gabe is the son of Noah and Georgia Lockley of Apalachicola. Sara is the daughter of Johnny and Michele Ward of Alabama and Ronald and Cathy Dempsey of Tennessee. Dr. Shellie Marks completes dermatology residency Chipola College alumna and former cheerleader Dr. Shellie (Davis) Marks completed her dermatology residency June 30 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she served as chief resident. The former Shellie Davis, daughter of Jerry and Maria Davis of Andalusia, Ala., is the wife of Paul Marks, son of Chuck and Nina Marks of Apalachicola. Dr. Marks has joined Inverness Dermatology and Laser in Hoover, Ala., a suburb of Birmingham, where the couple resides. She graduated in 2002 with a 4.0 grade point average from the University of Florida College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Honors Program with a degree in food science and human nutrition. She was awarded the 2002 University of Florida Golden Key International Honor Society Senior Academic Scholarship. Dr. Marks received her medical degree from the Florida State University College of Medicine in 2006, where she graduated in the top of her class. While attending medical school, she was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society. She was the recipient of the FSU College of Medicine Student Research Award, the John A. Johnson, MD Scholarship and a Womens Dermatologic Society Medical Student Awareness Program grant. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Marks completed her internship in internal medicine at the Medical College of Virginia, where she received the Most Valuable Internal Medicine Resident Award in October 2006. She spent a year performing research trials as the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Dermatology Clinical Research Fellow before starting her dermatology residency. She participated in numerous research studies focusing on treatments for psoriasis, onychomycosis, disseminated supercial actinic porokeratosis and cutaneous candidiasis, among others. She has been published in multiple medical journals and continues to present lectures at local and national medical conferences. Dr. Marks is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the Womens Dermatologic Society. She was valedictorian of Grand Ridge High School in 1998. In May 2000, she graduated from Chipola College, where she met her future husband. The couple married in June 7, 2003. Paul Marks is a nancial advisor with Vision Financial Group in Birmingham. They are the proud parents of a Yorkshire terrier/Maltese mix named Koco. Mr. and Mrs. Toby Tomblin of Spindale, N.C., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Leigh Tomblin, of Tazewell, Va., to Steven Christopher Overcash of Tazewell, Va. Overcash is the son of Ms. Sandi Jane Hengle of Apalachicola and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Vance Overcash Jr. of Lewisville, N.C., and Mr. Gregory Joseph Hengle of Four Oaks, N.C. An autumn wedding is planned for Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, in Spindale. The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of R.S. Central High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a bachelor of arts in sociology with concentration in criminology. She is employed by the Four Seasons YMCA as the aquatics coordinator. The future groom is a 2004 graduate of Garner Magnet High School, Garner, N.C., and is a 2009 graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., where he received his bachelor of science in business administration with a minor in banking and nance. He is employed by Wells Fargo Bank as a personal banker. He is also the nephew of Lynda Adair of Jackson, Ga., formerly of Apalachicola, and the brother of Hope Hengle of Four Oaks, N.C., formerly of Apalachicola. The couple was engaged on March 19, 2011, in Tazewell, Va. Birthdays Sophia Zingarelli turns 2 Sophia Zingarelli turned 2 years old on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011. She is the daughter of Richard and Ashley Zingarelli of Apalachicola. Maternal grandparents are Joey Creamer of Apalachicola and Diane Cardenas of Carrabelle. Paternal grandparents are Cairo and Kimberly Ingram of Cairo, Ga., and the late Richard Tich Zingarelli. She is the niece of Angie Zingarelli, LaDonna Butler, Amanda Creamer, Valerie Creamer, and Austin Taunton, all of Apalachicola. Sophia celebrated her 2nd birthday together with her family and friends. Brayden Brown turning 3 Brayden Jonathan Brown will turn 3 years old on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. He is the son of Jonathan and Jennifer Brown of Apalachicola. Maternal grandparents are Kenneth and Glenda Martina of Apalachicola. Paternal grandparents are Jerome and Geanise Brown of Apalachicola. Maternal great-grandparents are Bill and Burnell Martina, and Curtis and Jean Watson, all of Apalachicola. Paternal great-grandparent is Mary Brown of Port St Joe. Engagements and ANNIVER SA RIE S Tomblin, Overcash engaged Congratulations
The Times | A9 Thursday, August 18, 2011 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 email@example.com 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 Kids raised by grandparents see a different side I remember going to my granddads house to visit as a young child. I would always run straight to that special cabinet in the kitchen where my Granny Faye always kept plenty of marshmallow peanuts and other goodies. My granddaddy taught me how to cat hunt and how to train a dog to run a coon. He seemed to be able to x anything, so if I needed something worked on, he would be the rst one I would go to. Sometimes I would stay the night with him, and he would tell some of the best stories Ive ever heard told. As an adult, I was told there was a different side to him that I never knew when it came to parenting. I understand those were some of the toughest years in American history, and he and my granny Tu-Tu had 13 kids so Im sure things could get a bit testy at times. He was my granddaddy; he never had to be my dad. I could tell you some great stories of fox hunting adventures where Daddy and I curled up in an old sleeping bag that he received when he was almost drafted. Sometimes we would go shing and cook our catch right on the river bank. I had many great memories with my Dad, but the difference between him and my granddad was that he had to discipline me when I did wrong. He gave me chores, boundaries and curfew. In dads house I was never allowed candy just before bed. There were a lot more nos and fewer yeses but that was the way it was suppose to be, he was my Dad. It is a new age where kids are growing up in homes with parents that carry names like Papaw, Nana, mawmaw and papa. Thank God for these wonderful people who have stepped up to the plate, but I cant help but wonder if the memories of them will be the same when the grandkids grow up as mine were. We recently received an email from a young mother who was raised by her grandparents. She had a great life with everything she needed but her mom and dad. The young mother lived with a void that she sought to ll in her own adult life through wrong choices. She endured some rocky times that ultimately affected her children. Now, I am pleased to say, she has put her past behind her and has allowed time and God to heal her wounds. She is determined to be a great mom for her kids so that they will not have to feel the way she did as a child. Sometimes kids are better off with the grandparents, but nonetheless, the role that parents play (or should play) in our life is signicant to our self-esteem and feelings of acceptance. Kids being raised by grandparents are seeing a side of the grands that was never meant for them to see. The truth is these kids would trade a thousand bedtime stories that you have read to them for just one heartfelt Humpty Dumpty story from mom or dad. We have read horror stories online of situations where the grands are raising one or two and about to get a third child who has been born since the whole ordeal started. I empathize with each situation, but I believe that the truth can set us free. We have to examine ourselves and focus on our children, not our personal desires to x the brokenness in families. You may be a parent reading this article today thinking, Who does he think he is? or a grandparent hoping your son or daughter is reading it. Whichever the case may be, I have just told you a Humpty Dumpty story that is real. It seems all the earthly kings horses and all the kings men cant put the family back together again. Listen friend, I know a King who has some pretty good men, None of them perfect, just redeemed from their sin. They had broken families, too many to say, but the Kings Son stepped in and saved the day. What could have gotten worse got better instead, He healed a family that was almost dead. Now this story may seem too good to be true, But if he did it for me, he will do it for you. There is still hope for the family, and his name is Jesus. We welcome all suggestions and hope you enjoy this weekly article. Please send all emails to Scott Shiver at frontline247@ mac.com. Familia reunion: An offer you cant refuse Heads of the Chiarenza, Mirabella and Poloronis Familia will meet Aug. 27 at 12:30 p.m. at the Mirabella cottage at 980 West Gulf Beach Drive on St. George Island. The main event will be a mullet fry with a covered dish dinner Greek and Italian style. RSVP to Dimples Poloronis 6538387 or Olympia Pridgeon 878-1302. AHS Class of plans 30-year reunion The Apalachicola High School class of 1981 is planning its 30-year reunion for the end of 2011. They have created a site on Facebook called the Apalachicola class of 1981 reunion. Classmates are asked to log on and become a member of the site so they can stay on top of developments in the reunion plans. Reunion planners are looking for classmates and friends. People who would have graduated with this group are invited to attend. The reunion committee is in need of monetary donations as soon as possible, as well as help with the planning. If you have no computer access, please leave a message with your name and address at 653-5850. If you are in contact with classmates who have moved away, please let them know about the planned reunion. AHS Class of seeks missing classmates The Apalachicola Class of 1976 is planning its 35th class reunion. Six graduates still cannot be located: Jeffery Byrd, Darlene Churchill, Carol Edwards, Cynthia Passalacqua, Kevin Randall and Jimmy Themis. If anyone has any information on these people, please email to Cindy Rowell at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rachel Ward at email@example.com. In addition, there are several former classmates organizers would like to include in the reunion: Ricky Abercrombie, Pam Collins, Mary Estes, Christina Hines, Mike Howard, Connie Kaczmarek, Billy Glass, Bill Lunsford, George Needer, Donna Orr, Cheryl Richards, Gloria Spatch, Joe Thompson, Vashtyre Thomas, Rita Wilkerson and Fred Thompson. Please email any information on these classmates to Rowell or Ward as well. Habitat selects Weeks family for new Eastpoint home Special to The Times The board of direc tors and the family selec tion committee of Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County are pleased to an nounce that after a threemonth search, the Adam and Jessica Weeks family has been selected as our newest partner family. The home is the rst of two that will be built in Eastpoint, with construction to begin next month. Habitat is grateful to Superior Bank, which generously donated the lot in the Magnolia Ridge Estates area of Eastpoint. The bank has also put to gether a team of volunteers to help in the construction of this house and has com mitted to help Habitat with its ongoing family nancial and new homeownership education. The public is invited to join the Habitat board at Taylors Building Sup ply from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 27 to meet the Weeks family and view the plans they have chosen for their new home. As a fundraiser, there will be a barbecue chicken and rib dinner, with all the proceeds going toward Habitats building fund. The Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce will be on hand with its award-win ning DARE program car and information to help keep your children safe this school year. Board members will be on hand to answer any questions about the Habi tat for Humanity Mission and how you or perhaps someone you know can qualify to be a our next Habitat Partner Family. Information will be avail able about upcoming build programs, events, the new ReStore and Habitats vi sion and goals for the com ing year. For more information, call 653-3113. Gone but not forgotten To a good soldier, Happy Birthday. I have fought a good ght, I have nished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. 2 Timothy 4, v. 7-8 From Eula and Family American Legion Post plans Thanksgiving in August See you Friday night, Aug. 19, at the Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 in Lanark Village. Hamburgers and fries will be available from 5-7 p.m. Your donation of $6 will be collected at the door. Enjoy! This Saturday morning, from 9 a.m. to noon, you can enjoy a full breakfast with your friends and neighbors at the Lanark Village Boat Club. Pancakes, French toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, juice and coffee, still only $5. Yum, yum! Lunch on Sunday, Aug. 21, will be at Chillas Hall. Bring a dish to share and a donation. Serving begins at 1 p.m. Hope you can join us. Pizza, pizza! Sunday night pizza will start Aug. 21 at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. Eat in or take out! $1 a slice, $8 a whole pizza, $10 whole pizza take-out. What a treat! Call 697-9998 to order take-out. Listen up, pilgrims! On Saturday, Aug. 27, we will have Thanksgiving in August. Members of the Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 will prepare, cook and serve turkey, dressing and all the xings. Serving begins at 1 p.m. A donation of $10 a plate is required. Whole cooked turkeys available, $25 each. Hope you will join us! The bears are still around! No, not the ones from Chicago! Make sure your garbage can is secure. To make sure, soak a rag in ammonia and place hanging out under the lid. Those of you who are guests for the weekend, make a deal with your neighbor, or take your garbage with you. Dont just throw down somewhere and dont take it to the recycle area! Thank you. Be kind to one another, check on the sick and housebound, and remember that little prayer God grant me patience, and I want it Right Now! Stay cool. Until next time, God bless America, our troops, the poor, homeless and hungry. Freddy Jerome Puckett Freddy Jerome Puckett, 70, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2011, in Carrabelle. He was born in Smyrna, Ga., and has lived in Carrabelle eight years, coming from Forsyth County, Ga. He was in the Army National Guard for ve years. He coached youth baseball, was a volunteer reman and was a Mason. He retired from General Motors, Doraville, Ga., Local 34. He enjoyed several years of offshore shing and made many friends throughout the years. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to Carrabelle United Methodist Church, Franklin County Senior Citizens Center, the University of Florida Cancer Research Center or a charity of your choice. Services will be Saturday, Aug. 20, at 4:30 p.m. at Carrabelle United Methodist Church, Carrabelle. He is survived by his wife, Cathy Puckett, of Carrabelle; and son, David Puckett; three grandchildren; Sydney, MacKenzie and Tyler Puckett; sister, Betty Walker, of Hiawassee, Ga.; sister-in-law and brotherin-law, Judy and Larry Westray, of Cumming, Ga.; and a host of special nieces, nephews and cousins. Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel, of Crawfordville, in charge of arrangements. Robert M. Neumeister Robert M. Neumeister, 87, of Charlottesville, Va., passed away on Monday evening, Aug. 1, in Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee, after a brief illness. A memorial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Apalachicola at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. Burial will be private. YOUTH MA TTERS Scott Shiver Reunion BRIEFS LANARK NEWS Jim Welsh Obituaries In MEMORY
By Carol Cox Mexico Beach Articial Reef Association Research Diver Special to The Times Like Carrie Anne watching the blue screen of her TV in the movie Poltergeist, Bob Cox looked into the blue and saw something that looked out of place. He was diving on the wreck of the Empire Mica when it appeared in the deep blue depths an apex predator known to devour everything up to a third its body size. There, waving its stunning ns like the feathers of a tom turkey, was a lone lionsh proof the invasion had reached our waters. My husband, Bob, and I are re search divers for the Mexico Beach Articial Reef Association (MBARA) (www.mbara.org). As research div ers, we conduct frequent surveys on the articial reefs to determine their stability and survey the marine life. On our dives, we have been looking out for lionsh as we watched their gradual progress toward our shing grounds. In the summer of 2010, two lionsh were collected off Pensacola, then one off Panama City. Could Mexi co Beach be far behind? Personnel from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com mission who knew us through the MBARA asked Bob and me to be on the lookout and collect a specimen for DNA testing by the Lionsh Tissue Foundation (http://lionsh-invasion. blogspot.com). Lionsh are an in vasive species from the Pacic rst found off the southeastern coast of Florida in the 1980s. By 2000, they had spread up the eastern coast of the U.S. and into Bermuda. They have since spread into the Caribbean and have slowly been making their way into the northern Gulf of Mexico. Their initial appearance is a mystery; theories in clude accidental release of sh during Hurricane Andrew, and aquarists who released their pets when they became too big. Lionsh have voracious appetites. When diving in the Red Sea at night, Bob and I watched as lionsh wan dered over the sandy bottom, vacuum ing up any unwary sh in their path. There is real concern lionsh will affect local sheries by eating juvenile sport sh such as snappers and grou pers. In addition, they are fast breed ers. They reach sexually maturity at two years, can spawn several times a year and produce up to 30,000 eggs each time they spawn. It was once hoped that lionsh would not be able to survive the winters this far north, but early this summer, there were several stories of divers seeing lionsh on MBARA articial reefs. Bob and I had our rst encounter with a lionsh when div ing with friends over the Fourth of July weekend. Sea conditions were great, so we headed out to the Empire Mica. On Bobs rst dive, he found the lionsh in 95 feet of water on the bow wreckage. Bob didnt have the right equipment to collect the lionsh, but we were armed with cameras and were able to take photos of it. The lionsh let us get our cameras within inches of it; we were cautious because of the shs venomous spines. Lionsh have spines that can inict a painful injury; however, they are not known for being aggressive. The day after the Empire Mica dives, we took our friends to dive the Red Sea Tug off Tyndall Air Force Base. Near the end of the dive, I sur prised a lionsh that quickly ed for cover under a railing of the wreck. This lionsh must have encoun tered divers before, because it did not stand its ground like the one encountered the day before. It saw me as a dangerous predator and did its best to hide from me. I had just enough bottom-time on my dive to wedge my camera under the railing and try for a couple of lucky shots to get more photographic evidence. Once again, we had a photograph but no physical evidence to send to the DNA repository. In mid-July, Bob and I went out to a permit site called the North Site to do some articial reef surveys. We had completed two surveys on some pyramids and then decided to stop by the Progress Energy Reef, also known as the Shady Lady shrimp boat, to check on the goliath grouper popula tion, another study we are involved in. The Shady Lady is always one of our favorite dive locations, and as usual, we werent disappointed. The usual habitants came out to greet us rst the barracuda that hovered under our boat, then the large amber jacks that swam up to meet us at 40 feet, followed by bluerunners and red snappers. On the wreck itself, we saw two of the resident goliath groupers along with beautiful butterysh and damselshes. On this particular day, we didnt discover anything out of the ordinary for this wonderful site. How ever, the next day, while reviewing his photos, my husband made a discovery. Unknowingly, he had captured the image of a lionsh in one of his photos. We had both passed right by this sh without seeing it. Two weeks later, we were back on the wreck, armed with cameras, nets, a paralyzer spear, puncture-resistant gloves and a heavy-duty catch bag made for safely transporting lionsh. I snapped one photo of the lionsh before Bob used the spear with a para lyzer tip to collect it. He didnt get it on the rst try, but the lionsh, thinking he was in charge, didnt go far. On the second try, Bob was able to spear the sh and place it in the collection bag. After getting the sh on board, we placed it in its own ice chest. Once we got home, we took photos of the lion sh with a ruler for a record of its size. The lionsh is now in our freezer while we make arrangements to send samples to different organizations. A snipping from the tail will be sent to the Lionsh Tissue Repository (LTR) for DNA testing; they are trying to nd ways to mitigate the invasion. The head will also go to the LTR because they can use the ear bone to deter mine the age of the sh. The rest of the body will go to the Food and Drug Administration lab at Dauphin Island, Ala. They have just begun testing lion sh meat to make sure it is safe to eat, primarily because a few specimens in the Virgin Islands have shown traces of ciguatera toxins, which can build up in predatory sh; this is a known prob lem with predatory sh in the Virgin Islands. Ciguatera is not usually a problem in our area, with the possible exception of the largest apex preda tors, such as large barracudas. Since collecting the lionsh from the Shady Lady, we saw another small lionsh on the limestone ledges about 20 miles off of Indian Pass. That makes four of these invasive sh that we have seen; its a safe bet they are here to stay. Not all the news concerning lion sh is bad. They are an excellent food sh and in a blind taste test came in second only to hogsh. In southern Florida, many restaurants are putting lionsh on their menus. Scuba divers have been getting their commercial licenses and selling the llets to res taurants for as much as $13 a pound. If you handle lionsh, be aware that they have venomous spines that must be avoided. The toxin can be very painful, but usually not life-threaten ing. Treatment consists of soaking the injury in hot water for 30 minutes, then seeking medical treatment for removal of spines, prevention of in fection and observation for possible allergic reactions. You can search YouTube to nd videos of how to llet lionsh. The venom is not located in the very tasty esh of lionsh. Many people even use the spines as cocktail toothpicks by rst heating them to 350 degrees F to break down the venom. The Reef Environmental Education Foundation sells a lionsh cookbook on its website, www.reef.org. Anyone who sees a lionsh is en couraged to report it to the U.S. Geo logical Survey. They have an online reporting form at http://nas.er.usgs. gov/sightingreport.aspx. For a map of lionsh reports, go to http://nas. er.usgs.gov/taxgroup/sh/lionshdis tribution.aspx. You can also report the location of lionsh to MBARA at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will try to collect it. If you want more in formation on lionsh, please visit the MBARA websites education page at www.mbara.org. Although we are only seeing a few small lionsh in our area right now, history has shown that once they take hold, they quickly become a common sight on the reefs. I believe that over the next few years, lionsh will become entrenched in our sh ery, for better or for worse. It may not be long before lionsh becomes the sh of the day at your favorite local restaurant. If you do see lionsh on the menu, do your part for the envi ronment and give it a try. Well show it who the apex predator really is! Corner of Marina Drive next to Piggly Wiggly Port St. Joe, FL www.BWOsh.com Everything for your Outdoor Adventure SELECTED GUNS ON SALE C O M E BY AND C H EC K OUT OU R FIR EA RM I N V ENTO RY AND LET US Q UOTE Y OU ON T H AT M ODEL Y OU V E B EEN W ANT I NG HUGE INVENTORY OF HUNTING SUPPLIES SPECIAL TO T HE T IME S | Courtesy of Carol Cox Research diver Bob Cox carefully snares a lionsh. Below a lionsh on the Progress Energy reef off Mexico Beach before its capture by research divers. Lionsh: Theyre here! Thursday August 18 Page A10 Offbeat inhabitants found in Tates Hell By Lois Swoboda Times Staff Writer Each year, Tates Hell State Forest is visited by the Rainbow People, a band of colorful, nomadic latter-day hippies who settle there for a month or so each spring. But the Rainbows are not the most unusual inhabitants of the swamp. Some of the plants and animals that are full-time residents are pretty unusual, too. As high summer is upon us, you might notice some large and unusual insects like the one pictured here. These are two-striped stick insects (Anisomorpha buprestoides). A second, more slender, walking stick, Anisomorpha ferruginea, is found here as well but is much rarer. These unusual insects are members of the family Phasmatidae. They are close relatives of praying mantises and cockroaches. Most phasmatids are found in the Southern Hemisphere. The two-striped stick insect is found on the barrier islands as well as inland. Hands off it can forcefully shoot a caustic juice if it feels threatened. This can cause temporary blindness and extreme pain if it contacts the eye. The stick insect pictured here is a female. The males are much smaller. Several Asian walking sticks vie for the title of worlds longest insect. The largest are nearly two feet long. The beautiful, strange ower pictured is a Florida swamp lily (Hymenocallis oridana). It is also called spider lily. The owers are large and borne on rather sloppy foliage. The plant is a perennial. This plant is good for local gardens. Although the bloom period is brief, the owers are exceptionally lovely and are fragrant. As the name indicates, it tolerates wet feet. It wants full sun to thrive. Hunter safety courses in Gadsden, Liberty counties Special to The Times The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com mission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety In ternet-completion course in Gadsden and Liberty counties. The Gadsden County course will be at the Pat Thomas Florida Public Safety Institute, 75 College Drive, Havana, in Class room 120. The Liberty County course will be at the Wood men of the World Camp, 22459 N.E. Woodmen of the World Road in Hosford. Instruction at each lo cation is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Students must com plete the Internet course before coming to class and bring a copy of the nal report from the online portion of the course. The nal report form does not have to be notarized. An adult must accom pany children younger than 16 at all times. Stu dents should bring a pencil and paper to take notes. Successful completion of an approved hunter safety course is required for people born on or after June 1, 1975, before they can purchase a Florida hunting license. The FWC course satises hunter safety training require ments for all other states and Canadian provinces. People interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafe ty or by calling the FWCs regional ofce in Panama City at 850-265-3676. SPIDER LILY BUDS N BUGS P hotos by LOI S SW O B ODA | The Times TWO-STRIPED STICK INSECT Freshwater Good kingsh and Spanish are still close to land. The buoy markers out of Mexico Beach are still holding good bait sh and loads of nice Spanish mackerel. Slow troll cigar minnows or spoons around the channel markers for some good action. Hundreds of small cobia are staying close to the markers as well. Inshore Offshore With less boat trafc on the bay, trout and red shing should improve this month. Hot spots for trout are also hot spots for scallops. Good schools of red sh have been reported on Towns Beach and down to Pressnells in the grass. Flounder have been more plentiful lately. As summer ends, many anglers look forward to the great fall freshwater shing on the Forgotten Coast. Fishing has been pretty good this past week, with good reports from Howard Creek and Lake Wimico. Shellcraker and red breast bream are biting on surface poppers in Depot Creek with good numbers. SP ONS ORED B Y The Times Outdoors Email outdoors news to email@example.com More coverage online at apalachtimes.com
CARRABELLE A PALA C HI C OLA SP O RT S www.apalachtimes.com Thursday, August 18, 2011 A Page 11 Section By Pat McCann Florida Freedom Newspapers EASTPOINT If enthusiasm, size up front and a quality running back are enough to produce a turnaround in fortune, then consider Franklin County well on the way to establishing a breakthrough season in 2011. There are a few road blocks named Liberty County, Blountstown and Port St. Joe remaining in newly formed District 4-1A, however. Road blocks that the Seahawks never have overcome. Were charged, even though you always feel like you need one more good lineman and one more good skill guy to have everything you need, said coach Josh Wright, entering his third season. Depth is going to be a problem as it always has been, but as far as the 11 on the eld I feel good about their ability to move the ball and to stop folks. The Seahawks were 3-7 last season with Dwayne Griggs taking over at quarterback when Dalin Modican went down. Griggs, still only a sophomore, will be featured at varied positions in the backeld this fall, sometimes at tailback in the I-formation. (Defensive coordinator) Geoff Reeder, who coached state titles in Alabama, coached Bo Jackson in high school said at Dwaynes age hes more explosive than Bo was, Wright said. Hes special. He was a great leader in the spring, and when he didnt get the ball was a tremendous play faker and pass blocker. Griggs is a 5-foot-9, 170pounder whose speed is listed at 4.42 on a prospect sheet. Hes a franchise guy, Wright said. Its going to be in his hands, or were going to make them think its in his hands. Also assisting Wright this year will be assistant Tim Wheeler, handling quarterbacks and defensive backs, and assistant David Walker handling varsity prep duties. Volunteers include Ashley Teat, who handles game day coordination, Brock Johnson, Albert Floyd and Connie and Darien Turner. The Seahawks have some excellent size for a small school in the Rural division. Junior Chase Golden is 6-foot, 309 and listed at tackle and defensive end. Senior Buddy Davidson, 5-11, 247 is a returning starter at guard and Charles Bubba Fassbenner will be another twoway player on the line at 6-2, 217. Center David Butler is 6-2, 202 and defensive tackle Jeff Murray 242. Junior Skyler Hutchinson, Modicans cousin, will move from anker to quarterback this season. He is being pushed by Zach Armistead. Skyler is committed, hes a focused player, Wright said. Wright called running back/ linebacker Brennan Walden a high-motor player, said that senior fullback Chris Granger was on his way to leading the team in tackles last season and will be returning from a knee injury. The coach mentioned two-way end Ladarious Rhodes and sophomore Dillon Grant, 6-3, 200 as other players to keep an eye on. Kicker Elton Olvera is an added dimension. Weve got some secrets nobodys heard about, Wright said before taking a more somber view of the district. Were playing 20 years of catchup on what Blountstown can do just having a tiger on your shirt. Theyre so committed and thats just what they do. Vern (Barth) will make something happen in Port St. Joe, but right now I think Liberty is the team to beat. They do what they do so well. West Gadsden rounds out the district and represents one of six road games in a 10-game regular-season schedule. The Seahawks open Aug. 26 at Bozeman in a kickoff classic. By Brad Milner Florida Freedom Newspapers Five small-enrollment Panhandle football programs brought home 12 state high school championships from 196593. There only has been one state title since, and only three schools have advanced as far as the nal game in nearly 20 years. In that same span, private-school bullies Tallahassee North Florida Christian and FAMU High, Jacksonville Trinity Christian and Ocala Trinity Catholic have played in 18 state title games and have won the crown 10 times. Many area football teams had the misfortune of encountering those juggernauts along the way as well as Central Florida public school Fort Meade, which has seven nals appearances and one title since 1999. The Florida High School Athletic Associations Class 1A Rural division was formed to separate smaller schools from similar-sized privates, many of which have population centers of more than 250,000 residents to attract student-athletes. Rural schools such as Chipley, Vernon, Franklin County, Port St. Joe and Graceville arent afforded the same luxury. The Tiger Sharks were the lone area state champion since 1993, as they edged Fort Meade 38-31 in 2005. That run was aided by a state seminal forfeit victory over Jacksonville University Christian, which defeated NFC 24-22, but was disqualied after an FHSAA ruling that it used two ineligible players. Port St. Joe held on to win a wild championship game against thendefending champion Fort Meade, which dipped from the previous season with four losses during the regular season. Despite holding a 12-1 record going in, it was another case of Port St. Joe, the smaller school, needing an almost perfect game to ensure victory. That was the scenario for other area teams, including Blountstown and Graceville, which played in and lost the Class 1A and 1B state nals, respectively, in 2004 and 2005. Blountstown lost a hardfought four-point battle to Fort Meade in an outcome that was compounded by Tiger mistakes. Graceville was blasted by Lakeland Evangel Christian 49-22 in the inaugural 1B title matchup. Blountstown was redistricted to Class 2B after the 2004 season. The Tigers maintained a victorious edge, extending a 33-game regular-season winning streak and advancing to the state seminals in each of the 2005 and 2006 seasons. However, Blountstown encountered Trinity Catholic and Trinity Christian in back-to-back seasons and was sent home with losses by a combined score of 83-7. When we got moved to 2B it was pretty rough, we just didnt have the players to compete against those teams and were overwhelmed, said Greg Jordan, who was an assistant at Blountstown during that run and now is head coach. The 05 team was maybe the best weve had since the 70s when the Tigers won three 1A titles. After about the middle of the rst quarter it was over. Its hard to prepare them emotionally to think they can beat Ocala, it was in the back of their minds and we knew what was coming after we won the second round. Blountstown lost 43-0. The next season Trinity Christian walloped the Tigers 50-7. The Rural division removes the deating prospect of playing a nearly unwinnable game. Area teams are slotted into four districts that comprise regions 1 and 2. That means a school such as Blountstown, in Region 2, could play any one of nine teams in Region 1 in the state seminal next season. Chipley also is in Region 2 and was placed into District 2 along with Bozeman, Holmes County and South Walton, the four schools representing the largest enrollments in the classication. It creates an opportunity thats never really been there in terms of what it takes, said Franklin County coach Josh Wright. Were all in the business of starting our season with hopes and the goal of a state championship. Thats everybodys goal. This doesnt necessarily mean for every single one of us that it will make it easier, but it will certainly keep it from being impossible. Wright said the new alignment should eliminate the mismatches that have plagued small rural schools before. The ability for us to beat up on a North Florida Christian would never happen, he said. The mission now is to say lets go play teams that may be larger South Walton has twice as many students as us but lets prepare and battle. They still have the same type of neighborhoods and communities and elds. Wright said he was pleased with the move. I think they made the effort to do it and I think its the best case scenario for the sport of football. Statistically the need was everywhere and this put fuel on the re of equity, he said. The may develop some revisions based on proximity of district games, thats one thing thats kind of lending to some discussions now. Chipley coach Rob Armstrong, who led Graceville to the 1997 Class 2A state seminal before falling to Mayo Lafayette, said hes seen how community pride can swell when success comes, and how having to battle against long odds can have a negative effect on morale. I think with this theres a whole new attitude in the community and inside the school since the new districts came out, Armstrong said. Chipley isnt the only school with this attitude. There are schools (in Region 1 and Region 2) that feel like they have a chance to compete for a state title. Folks in Chipley care more about watching Chipley play Port St. Joe than an out-of-town team, Armstrong said. It helps your gate. It draws more interest. Wright put the whole matter in perspective by noting how its grouped the competition. There are 36 teams in our division, he said. So we start out at least 36th in the state. Football teams have renewed title dreams Rural division alignments For the Rural division (Class 1A) football alignments, area teams are included in Regions 1 and 2, which will be bracketed to play in the state seminal. The state championship will pit the winner of Regions 1 and 2 against the survivor of Regions 3 and 4. Region 1 District 1 : Baker, Bratt Northview, Freeport, Jay District 2 : Cottondale, Graceville, Sneads, Vernon, Wewahitchka Region 2 District 3 : Bozeman, Chipley, Holmes County, South Walton District 4 : Blountstown, Franklin County, Liberty County, Port St. Joe, West Gadsden Region 3 District 5 : Branford, Hamilton County, Jefferson County, Mayo Lafayette District 6 : Bell, Bronson, Hawthorne, Hilliard, Trenton Region 4 District 7 : Baldwin, Chieand, Dixie County, Newberry, Union County District 8 : Crescent City, Pierson Taylor, Villages, Wildwood District 3 and 4 teams playoff histories District 3 Bozeman : One appearance, 2008. Chipley : 14 appearances, last in 2006. Holmes County : One state title in Class B (65), two runner-up nishes in Class 2A (79, 87), 10 appearances, last in 2003. South Walton : Three appearances, last in 2009. District 4 Blountstown : Three state titles in Class 2A (73, 76-77), played in 2004 Class 1A nal before losing to Fort Meade 42-38, had string of 33 consecutive regular-season wins from 2004-07, advanced to state Class 2B seminals in each of 2005-06, lost 43-0 to Ocala Trinity Catholic in 05, lost 50-7 to Trinity Christian in 06, 18 appearances, lost in rst round in 2010. Franklin County : No appearances (new school), former schools that consolidated, Apalachicola and Carrabelle, made four appearances. Liberty County : State runner-up in Class C (69), 16 appearances, lost in rst round in 2010. Port St. Joe : Three state titles, two in Class 2A (71, 84), one in Class 1A (05), played in Class 1A state seminal in 06, lost to Tallahassee North Florida Christian 18-13. West Gadsden : Two appearances, last in 2008. Seahawks prime for fall football Junior Chase Golden, right, confronts Charles Bubba Fasbenner in a blocking drill at practice last week. Photos by DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times Fullback Chris Granger, right, and tailback Dwayne Griggs face off at practice as coach Josh Wright, left, and assistant coach Tim Wheeler supervise.
Local A12 | The Times Thursday, August 18, 2011 NOTICE TO BIDDERS RUNWAY 14-32 IMPROVEMENTS at APALACHICOLA REGIONAL AIRPORT FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Notice is hereby given that the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed local time on for the RUNWAY 14-32 IMPROVEMENTS Remove existing runway markings, mildew, and vegetation from the surface of existing Runway Beginning on bidding documents may be examined at the Franklin A Non-Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be conducted at the Franklin County Courthouse OWNERS CONTACT: Alan Pierce, Director of Administrative Services Franklin County 33 Market Street ENGINEERS CONTACT: AVCON, INC. BID ENCLOSED: 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. Bow Wow Bash Masquerade Party will be on Saturday, October 29, 2011. Special to the Times The Lighthouse Keepers House Mu seum and Gift Shop at the Cape St. George Light on St. George Island will open to the public from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. The museum and gift shop are housed in the recently completed Lighthouse Keepers House, a replica of the original Keepers House that stood on Little St. George Island. The Keepers House is next to the lighthouse in St. George Light house Park at the center of the island. William Roberts, whose father and grandfather served as keepers at the Cape St. George Light, will be at the opening to sign copies of his book Lighthouses and Living Along the Florida Gulf Coast. The rst phase of the exhibits in the museum focuses on the need for a light house on St. George Island and the history of the lighthouse, which was rst built in 1833 and was reconstructed in 1848, 1852 and 2008. On display are original pieces of the 1852 lighthouse, which collapsed into the Gulf of Mexico on Oct. 21, 2005, and was rebuilt through a major community effort. Another exhibit tells the story of the keepers who lived and worked at the historic lighthouse and features a number of tools and memorabilia donated by the Roberts family. Also on display is a keepers uniform, worn by Stan Farnham during his recent tenure as president of the Florida Light house Association. The uniform is the centerpiece of an exhibit that includes a tribute to the many members of the U.S. Lighthouse Service who kept the nations lights burning to protect mariners for more than 100 years. The gift shop, under the management of island resident Carol Talley, will of fer items commemorating the Cape St. George Light, as well as a selection of jewelry and gifts for children. Along with Roberts book, the shop will feature Is land Light, the recently reprinted novel by Apalachicola author Alexander Key that tells a Civil War-era tale set at the Cape St. George Light. Tickets for climbing the lighthouse will be available at the gift shop. After Sundays opening, the museum and gift shop will be open the same hours as the Cape St. George Lighthouse: Mon day through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., and closed on Thursdays. For more information, please contact Terry Kemp at 927-2000. Panhandle Players to host social All are invited to attend a social hosted by the Panhandle Players at 7 p.m. Aug. 25 in the Carriage House, next to the Raney House. There will be fun, food, fellowship and information on the upcoming season. Additions for the seasons opening show, A Night of One-Act Plays, are slated for 7 p.m. Sept. 11-12 at the Eastpoint Volunteer Fire Department, 24 Sixth St. For more information, call Margy Oehlert at 670-8874 or Melanie Inzetta at 734-0260. School registration continues today School registration for Franklin County sixth through 12th grade students continues today, Aug. 18, from 3-6 p.m. in the media center/gym. Ninth grade orientation will be 1-2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, in the cafeteria. Seniors and juniors may pick up their schedules at the school. Also, a new shipment of school shirts is in and may be purchased in the front ofce. For more information, call 670-2800. Low-cost neutering available The Franklin County Humane Society was selected to receive a $3,000 grant from the Ryan Newman Foundation in support of the spay/neuter voucher program. This program serves the pet owners of Franklin County by offering low-cost spaying and neutering to those who qualify. If you are a pet owner and need to have your pet altered but feel like you cant afford it, call the Humane Society at 6708417 or come by the adoption center to ll out an application. The cost to you is only $20, which includes a rabies vaccination. Help control animal over population. Have your pets spayed or neutered. Diabetes class to be 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 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 30 in the conference room at the hospital. The class is open to adults with diabetes 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. Registration deadline is Aug 18; the $10 fee will include lunch for the day. For more information or to join the class, call Ruthie Rhodes at 2295620 or Stuckey at 278-3683. For more information about Sacred Heart, visit www.sacredheartonthegulf.org. News BRIEFS Terry Kemp stands with William Roberts, who will sign his book Lighthouses and Living Along the Florida Gulf Coast at Sundays opening. S P ECI AL TO THE T IME S A view of the new museum. Lighthouse museum, gift shop to open
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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. Lets do this together Carrabelle! Its time to think about whats best for Carrabelle... Vote Questions or Comments (850) 591 1057PAID FOR AND APPROVED BY Charles Shawn Oxendine for Mayor. Pd. Pol. Ad. Special to The TimesThe Franklin County Public Librarys summer reading program ended with a bang at the Carrabelle branch with the performance of the Tampa Taiko Japanese drumming ensemble. Children were able to explore the culture, food, crafts, and listen to stories from the Orient. Our summer reading program, One World Many Stories, traveled to the Nest at the Franklin County Public School and the Carrabelle City Complex on Mondays and programs were held at each library on Fridays. Attendance reached over 450 children and many adults attended too. The Franklin County Public Library is committed to offering enrichment and educational experiences to children. As they prepare for the 2012 Summer Reading Program, they continue to offer weekly story time, kids Wii, and movies throughout the year. For days and times call the library. When was the last time you walked into your library? If it has been awhile, stop in soon and check out some of the best-sellers, new releases, and popular titles that are on our shelves. Planning a family night? Remember to bring your kids in to choose the newest childrens title or latest movie on DVD. Talk to Suzanne about the Mommy and Me story time. Book Chat meets at the library in Eastpoint on the rst Monday at 1:30 p.m. and the Book Social meets on the second Thursday at the library in Carrabelle at 5:30 p.m.. Interested in learning how to use a computer or upgrading your computer skills? Call either library to set up a time with Anne or Tonia and they will be glad to help you. For details call the Eastpoint Branch at 6708151 or the Carrabelle Branch at 697-2366. SPECIAL TO THE TIMESThis painting by Apalachicola artist Susan Richardson, entitled What have you accomplished today? took an honorable mention among 180 submissions at the Atlanta Artists Centers Double Vision show. All three of Richardsons entries were among the 50 works hung at the show, which runs from Aug. 16-31 at the Grandview Gallery, and from Sept. 6-28 at the Carrollton Library. The Atlanta Artists Center, founded in 1954, is the oldest continuing artists organization in the Atlanta area and the largest all-volunteer, non-pro t (501c3) ne art organization in the Southeast.APALACHICOLA ARTIST AWARDED HONORABLE MENTION AT ATLANTA SHOW YOUR COUNTY LIBRARYPhotos SPECIAL TO THE TIMESAt left, students imagined life in Mexico as part of One World Many Stories. At right, foods found in Hawaii was a treat during the summer reading program.Reading program ends with a bang
A14| The Times Thursday, August 18, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS 3384T NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY 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 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 3454T 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. 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 3386T 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 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. firstname.lastname@example.org August 11, 18, 2011 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 Florida 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 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 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 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 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 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. email@example.com August 11, 18, 2011 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.
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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 FRANKLIN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD85 School Road, Suite 1 Eastpoint, FL 32328 (850) 670-8101ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITIONSPOSITIONS: Non-Instructional: Lunchroom Assistant Manager (1) Lunchroom Worker (1)LOCATION: Franklin County School and/or Franklin County Learning CenterSALARY: FCSB Salary ScheduleCONTRACT: 2011-12 School YearDEADLINE: August 30, 2011, noon Job description and application may be obtained from Franklin County School Board Finance Of ce. Applications must include (1) a high school diploma, (2) college transcripts if applicable, and (3) three letters of recommendation. Successful applicants must agree to a criminal history check (includes FDLE processing fee) and a drug screening at the Franklin County Public Health Unit. Please return applications to the attention of Morna Smith, personnel specialist. Franklin County School Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgEqual Opportunity Employer 3 br 2 ba, DW 1600 sq. ft. with utility room, fireplace and jacuzzi, secluded on 1.5 acres, mile from public beach, between Carrabelle & Apalachicola. Newly Renovated, $575 mo, neg. 1st & sec. Call 954-816-7004 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 email@example.com Text FL69266 to 56654 Lanark Village 3 br, 2 ba, house, screened porch, view of gulf, $650 month lease. Call 850-545-8813 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 Ford Crown Victoria 2001, 350 big block intercepter, new tires, runs great 125K miles, clean inside and out! $2750. 850-370-6647 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Vegetables U pick! We pick!peas, black eyes, pink eyed purple hull, zipper and white acre. Also Okra and green boiling peanuts. Raker Farms 1087 Lonnie Raker Lane. Crawfordville Fl 32327 850-926-7561 Logistics/TransportCDL Class A Route DriverAverage 10 stops. Home base -Apalachicola, FL 850-653-8823 Web ID#: 34173134 Text FL73134 to 56654 Install/Maint/RepairWater Street Hotel and MarinaApalachicolas Premier Lodging FacilityPositions Available Maintenance: Part time maintenance position available on a regular schedule. Position includes yard and building maintenance, painting, light repairs. Competitive compensation. Must be available to work some weekends. Housekeeping: Positions are available in hotel housekeeping department. Liberal training wage and per unit compensation. Must be available to work weekends. Training included The Water Street Hotel is an equal opportunity employer and drug free workplace. Applications available from the front desk and subsequent interviews will be scheduled. Apalachicola, 345 Paradise Lane Fri &Sat 9-4Huge Moving SaleFurniture, Baby items, fishing/diving equip, appliances, Boat, To much to list! Apalachicola: 481 Brownsville Rd, Saturday, Aug. 20th 8am until...3 Family Yard SaleDishes and flowers! Carebelle, 212 North East Avenue K. North of Carabelle off Hwy 67. Thurs 18th thru 24th. Anytime! Boat, Truck, Camper, lots of fishing tackle and tools 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 35137T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 09-00463 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. HOWARD M. WEBB; SABRINA WEBB; UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale Dated the 27th day of July, 2011, and entered in Case No. 09-00463, of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC., is the Plaintiff and HOWARD M. WEBB; SABRINA WEBB; UNKNOWN TENANT (S) N/K/A TIFFANY CREAMER 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, 11:00 AM on the 21st day of Sept., 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Beginning at a point 60 rods South of the Northwest corner of Section 35, and from thence run East 40 rods, thence South 40 rods, thence West 40 rods, thence North along the West boundary lines of said Section, 40 rods, to the point of beginning; all of said land being in Section 35 Township 8 South, Range 8 west, in Franklin County, Florida. There is hereby expressly reserved from this conveyance a strip of land 15 feet wide, next to the west boundary line on which is located the public road leading to what is known as the Bay City Saw Mill. There is further expressly reserved from this conveyance a strip of land extending across the South side of the tract hereby conveyed containing 1 acre heretofore conveyed to Lloyd B. Smith Less and except, however, the following: (e) Two parcels conveyed to Fredrick G. Kimbo and Anita A, Kimbo, his Wife, recorded in Franklin County, Official Records Volume 94 at page 294, and Volume 110, at page 505; and (l) A parcel conveyed to Jimmy C. Creamer and Carolyn T. Creamer, his Wife, recorded in Franklin County Official Records Volume 142, at page 534. 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 the 27th day of July, 2011. Submitted by: Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (954) 453-0365 Fax: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 09-38222 Aug 18, 25, 2011 35131T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 19-2009-CA-000527 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. FINN, WILLIAM, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 19-2009-CA000527 of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida, wherein, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, and FINN, WILLIAM L., et al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, 33 MARKET STREET, FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE, SUITE 203, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320, at the hour of 11:00 AM, on the 7th day of September, 2011, the following described property: LOT SIXTEEN (16) OF BLOCK SIX (6) IN BAXTERS ADDITION OF THE TOWN OF CARRABELLE, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR SAID TOWN NOW IN COMMON USE. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 28th day of July, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Aug 18, 25, 2011 35141T ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS TO PROVIDE LABOR AND MATERIALS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE LANARK SOUTH LOOP EXTENSION. The City of Carrabelle is receiving bids for construction of infrastructure improvements associated with the above project. The contracting firm selected is to provide the necessary materials and labor for the infrastructure improvements necessary to facilitate the construction of the Lanark South Loop Extension. Bid shall be addressed to the Carrabelle City Hall, 1001 Gray Ave., Carrabelle, FL 32322. All bids must be received by the Carrabelle City Hall prior to the bid deadline date and time to be considered. Envelopes containing bids shall be sealed and designated in writing on the outside of the package as follows: Sealed Bid Lanark South Loop Extension All bids must be submitted in triplicate. Any bids received after the specified time and date will not be considered. The sealed bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the City of Carrabelle City Hall on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. The information for Bidders, Forms of Proposal, Form of Contract, Plans, Specifications, and Forms of Bid Bond, Performance and Payment Bond, and other contract documents may be examined, and copies provided at bidders expense of $50, at Inovia Consulting Group, located at 930 Thomasville Road, Suite 200, Tallahassee, Florida 32303, phone 850298-4213. The City of Carrabelle reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all bids. The City of Carrabelle is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Each Bidder must deposit his/her security in the amount, form and subject to the conditions provided in the Information for Bidders. Sureties used for obtaining bonds must appear as acceptable according to the Department of Treasury Circular 570. Aug 18, 25, 2011 35177T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. HATTAWAY, KEVIN L., et al., Defendants. CASE No.: 19-2009-CA-000529 RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 19-2009-CA000529 of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida, wherein, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, and, HATTAWAY, KEVIN L., et al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, 33 MARKET STREET, FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE, STE 203, APALACHICOLA, FL 32320, at the hour of 11:00 AM, on the 7th day of September, 2011, the following described property: LOT 5, BLUE WATER BAY, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 31 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 26th day of July, 2011. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Aug 18, 25, 2011 35149T NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Under Florida Statutes Self Service Storage Facility Act 83.801-83.809, Bluff Road Storage will sell for cash, to the highest bidder, the contents of the following storage units, on Friday, August 26, 2011. The public sale will be conducted at Bluff Road Storage, 1005 Bluff Road, Apalachicola, Florida at 9:00 a.m. Owner may redeem unit contents prior to sale date and time, CASH ONLY! Bluff Road Storage reserves the right to bid. STORAGE UNIT# 3 Colleen Hicks Contents-Household STORAGE UNIT #4 Sarina Williams Contents-Household STORAGE UNIT #106 Crystal Lemon Contents-Household STORAGE UNIT #126 Tracy Garner Contents-Household STORAGE UNIT #127 Dakaya Floyd Contents-Household August 18, 25, 2011 35165T PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF APPLICATION The Department announces receipt of an application for a Environmental Resource Permit from the City of Apalachicola, File number File No: 190301773-002-EI, the project involves the construction of an open air market, restroom facilities, loading dock, boat repair facilities, a haul out slip, stormwater treatment facilities, parking area, sidewalks, dock extensions for temporary and permanent mooring, dock infill and extension to improve landside access to existing docks, and maintenance repair of mooring pile and finger piers within the existing Scipio Creek Boat Basin. This project is located at Market Street, Apalachicola, Section 36, Township 8 South, Range 8 West, Franklin County. This project is contiguous with Scipio Creek, Class III, Outstanding Waters of the State (Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve). This application is being processed and is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Northwest District, Tallahassee Branch Office at 3900 Commonwealth Blvd., Mail Station 55, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. August 11, 2011 35178T IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09-CA-0659 SUPERIOR BANK Plaintiff, vs. JAMES A. DURHAM and PATRICIA J. DURHAM, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgement of Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011, and Order Resetting Sale dated Aug 8, 2011, entered in Civil Action No. 09-000659 CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, where-in the parties were the Plaintiff, SUPERIOR BANK and the Defendants, JAMES A. DURHAM and PATRICIA J. DURHAM, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 21st day of September, 2011, at the front steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachi-cola, Florida, the followingdescribed real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 3: Commence at a concrete monument marking the Northwest comer of Section 35, Township 8 South, Range 8 West, Franklin County, Florida, and thence run East 629.34 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 00 degrees 09 minutes 08 seconds East 1050.00 feet, thence run East 30.00 feet, thence run South 00 degrees 09 minutes 08 seconds East 660.39 feet to a concrete monument; thence run South 11 degrees 16 minutes 46 seconds West 90.58 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 41 degrees 52 minutes 00 seconds East 120.00 feet, thence run North 52 degrees 24 minutes 47 seconds East 515.40 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; from said POINT OF BEGINNING continue North 52 degrees 24 minutes 47 seconds East 260.00 feet, thence run North 84 degrees 23 minutes 01 seconds East 170.95 feet to the Westerly edge of Mitchell Creek, thence run along said creeks edge as follows: South 01 degrees 17 minutes 27 seconds West 61.63 feet, thence South 77 degrees 38 minutes 31 seconds West 71.43 feet, thence South 11 degrees 51 minutes 48 seconds East 23.15 feet, thence leaving said creeks edge run South 52 degrees 26 minutes 20 seconds West 309.52 feet; thence run North 29 degrees 41 minutes 36 seconds West 130.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; SUBJECT TO a 10.00 access easement over and across a portion of the Westerly part thereof; AND ALSO LOT 4: Commence at a concrete monument marking the Northwest corner of Section 35, Township 8 South, Range 8 West, Franklin County, Florida, and thence run East 629.34 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 00 degrees 09 minutes 08 seconds East 1050.00 feet, thence run East 30.00 feet, thence run South 00 degrees 09 minutes 08 seconds East 660.39 feet to a concrete monument; thence run South 11 degrees 16 minutes 46 seconds West 90.58 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 41 degrees 52 minutes 00 seconds East 120.00 feet, thence run North 52 degrees 24 minutes 47 seconds East 515.40 feet, thence run South 29 degrees 41 minutes 36 seconds East 130.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; from said POINT OF BEGINNING thence run North 52 degrees 26 minutes 20 seconds East 309.52 feet to the Westerly edge of Mitchell Creek, thence run along said creeks edge as follows: South 11 degrees 51 minutes 48 seconds East 43.86 feet, thence South 24 degrees 36 minutes 48 seconds West 46.18 feet, thence South 17 degrees 36 minutes 28 seconds East 128.66 feet, thence South 61 degrees 22 minutes 24 seconds West 110.32 feet, thence South 42 degrees 51 minutes 46 seconds West 124.15 feet; thence leaving said creeks edge run North 29 degrees 41 minutes 36 seconds West 187.29 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 12th day of August, 2011. HON. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of the Clerk Franklin County, Florida By: Terry E. Creamer As Deputy Clerk Aug 18, 25, 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. 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A16 | The Times Thursday, August 18, 2011 Special to The Times The Nest after-school program will begin Mon day, Aug. 29, which is the second week of school. A Franklin County School District 21st Century Com munity Learning Center, The Nest provides free academic instruction and enrichment classes for students in grades prekindergarten through 8, as well as educational op portunities for adult family members of regularly par ticipating students. Students will partici pate in art, technology, rec reation, dance and tness classes; receive help with their homework; and devel op their reading, math and science skills, with instruc tion by certied teachers. A year-long service learning project will teach students to sew blankets, stuffed an imals and other items for underprivileged children and families. Free snacks will be provided daily. This year, The Nests Franklin County School site will relocate to the Franklin County Learning Center, 85 School Road, Suite 1 in Eastpoint. PreK students will enter the program immediately after the schools dismissal time. Students in grades K-8 will be bused to the Learning Center after the Franklin County School dismisses at 2:10 p.m. The Learning Center site will be open from 2 to 5:30 p.m. daily. The Carrabelle Munici pal Complex will remain a Nest site, with the pro gram lasting from approxi mately 2:45-5:45 p.m. daily. Students from the Learn ing Center and Frank lin County School will be bused to the site following school dismissal. Registration forms will be available at both Learn ing Center and Franklin County School registra tion nights, as well as on our website, www.franklin countynest.org. To view open positions at The Nest, visit the school districts website, www. franklincountyschools.org, and click on the link Em ployment Opportunities. 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! 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Meetings will be held in the cafeterias at both facilities. Topics will include Nest sign-in/out procedures, student attendance and discipline, as well as an overview of the 21st Century grant. A new school year starting at The Nest Special to The Times On July 28, Franklin County SWAT was invited by the NEST Summer Program to educate youth on the dangers of tobacco use, to admonish them to stay away from candyavored tobacco products and to inform them about SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco). After rallying up the already excited crowd with anti-tobacco chants and music from some of our SWAT youth, David Walker, tobacco prevention specialist from the Franklin County Health Department, presented to the youth the different types of tobacco products and some interesting facts about each one. He also conducted an audience participation of some of the NESTs youth to test their knowledge of the different types of tobacco products. Some of the NESTs participants were somewhat knowledgeable on most of them: cigarettes, cigars, chew and dip. One of the Tobacco Prevention Team gave an update to the youth to beware of the latest kinds of avored tobacco products that are now marketed such as Snus, Orbs and avored toothpick-like tobacco sticks. They were told how Big Tobacco is masking the tobacco taste with different avors to entice them to try them. There was an anti-tobacco poster contest as well as different activities for the many SWAT members and NEST Program youth who attended. A great time was had by all that afternoon.COUNTY SWAT VISITS THE NEST Schools